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Ronald D. Hess – Independence

Ronald D. Hess, age 75 of Independence went home with his God on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Ron was born on December 31, 1940 to Marie Elizabeth (Woods) and Robert Hess in Crete, Nebraska. They moved to Mount Vernon when he was 5 years old. After graduating from Mt.

Veronica A. Cornwell – Hazleton

Hazleton – Veronica A. Cornwell, 56 years old, of Hazleton, Iowa, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at her home in Hazleton. She was born on October 7, 1959, in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Delbert Lee and Evelyn Alta (Johnson) Cornwell. She finished her high school education at Hawkeye Technical College in Waterloo and

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Hawk Bowlers Celebrate Season At Bowling Banquet

The West Delaware Bowling teams celebrated another successful season Tuesday night at their annual bowling banquet.  The Hawk girls wrapped up a Class 1A State Runner Up season, going 11 and 1.  Hope Mozingo was recognized for setting two Hawk Bowling records – a 299 game and 535 series.  Mozingo, who was also named Class

Harold R. Lorenz – Manchester

Funeral Mass for Harold R. Lorenz of Manchester will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 16th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Manchester. Visitation from 9:30 until time of service at the church with a scripture service and sharing of memories at 10:00am. Survivors of Harold Lorenz include his wife, Dr. Mary Ann Lorenz,

Evelyn A. Althaus – Independence

Evelyn A. Althaus, 84, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday morning, March 8, 2016 at the Lexington Estates Care Center, Independence, IA. Evelyn was born on February 3, 1932 in Ottumwa, Iowa the daughter of Calvin M. and Rose A. (Peterson) Conger. She was a 1949 graduate of the Ottumwa High School. On October 14, 1950

Rosemary Dunn – Strawberry Point

Strawberry Point, Iowa Rosemary Dunn The heavens are a little brighter today, the earth a little less so.  Rosemary Dunn passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016, in the Hospice Care Unit of Iowa City’s Mercy Hospital surrounded by the love of her family at age 93. The family invites you to gather together and share

Lucille Callies – Manchester

Lucille L. (Perrinjaquet) Callies, 89, of Manchester, Iowa, died Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Community Congregational Church, Manchester, with a luncheon to follow. Arrangements by Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Survivors include her husband of 56 years,

Linda Lou Osterkamp – Garber

Linda Lou Osterkamp, 50, of Garber, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque. She was born on August 28, 1965, in Manchester, the daughter of Arnold and Donna (Hansel) Holthaus. Linda graduated from Ed-Co High School in 1983. After graduation she began farming. Linda was united in marriage to


Head Start Takes Part In “Read Across America Day”

Head Start students took part in Read Across America day on Wednesday. Read Across America day is observed on March2nd each year in honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Several community members read to the students at Head Start Centers in Manchester and Hopkinton.  Jenny Atkinson from the Head Start Center on Wayne Street

Kathleen C. “Katie” Weber – Independence

Kathleen C. “Katie” Weber, 77, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at her home in Independence. Katie was born on October 18, 1938 in Jesup, Iowa the daughter of John P. and Irene K. (Friedman) Demuth. She was a 1956 graduate of St. John’s Catholic High School in Independence and later received her