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Duane “Junior” DeShaw, Hopkinton

Duane “Junior”  DeShaw, age 85, died peacefully at his home, on Friday morning,  February 7, 2014 following an extended illness.   Mass of Christian Burial  will be held 10:30 Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014 at St. Lukes Catholic Church, Hopkinton, where friends may call from 3 until 7 on Monday.  A parish Vigil Service will

MV Post Prom Can Drive

The Maquoketa Valley Post Prom Committee has set up an account at Can-Do Redemption Center in Manchester for can donations. Proceeds will be used to help fund the Post Prom event for MV. If you’d like to donate your cans, just drop them off and tell them it’s for the MV Post Prom.

Manchester Library “Tiny Tots Lapsit” Storytime

The Manchester Public Library is excited to announce a new addition to their storytime schedule… The “Tiny Tots Lapsit” program is for children under the age of two and their parents or caregivers. During this 15-20 minute program, they’ll do fingerplays, sing songs, introduce attention-grabbing stories and have bubble time! “Tiny Tots Lapsit” time will


Latest Girls Basketball Rankings

Class 1A   School   Record   LW 1 Newell-Fonda   17-2   1 2 Burlington-Notre Dame   16-2   2 3 Janesville   18-1   3 4 Colo-Nesco   17-1   4 5 Lynnville-Sully   16-2   5 6 Stanton   18-1   6 7 Dunkerton   17-3   7 8 Adair-Casey   16-3


Iowa Senate Approves Increase in School Funding

The Iowa Senate passed a six-percent increase in funding for K through 12 schools on Wednesday. Since 2011, local school funding in Iowa has suffered compared to other parts of state government. Iowa has fallen to 37th in the nation in terms of per pupil spending. Democratic State Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington is a

Patricia Ann Meyer – Elkader

Patricia Ann Meyer, 64, of Elkader, Iowa, passed away on January 30, 2014, after a short illness. She was surrounded by family and friends at the Elkader Care Center. Scripture Service: 11:00 am Thursday, February 6, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Burial: Immediately following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader Visitation: 9


Emerald Ash Borer Found In Waterloo

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – Officials say there’s evidence of the destructive emerald ash borer in Waterloo, a development that will restrict the transfer of wood materials out of Iowa. The state Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said Monday that the insect was positively located in a residential tree during routine maintenance. Additional trees within

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