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Timothy Boge, Manchester

Timothy “Tim” J. Boge, 49, of Manchester, formerly of Greeley, died at the University of Iowa Hospitals on Friday, January 17, 2014, surrounded by his family.  Tim was born on August 31, 1964, in Greeley, Iowa, the son of Merlyn and Darlene (Nurre) Boge.  He attended Greeley Elementary School and graduated from West Delaware High

Dianne M. Heims, Ryan

Dianne M. Heims, 63, of Ryan, Iowa, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ryan, IA by Rev. Joseph Schneider. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21 at

Dianna Ries, Greeley

Dianna E. Ries, 60, of the Greeley area passed away at her home, Friday, January 17, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester by Rev. Joseph Schnieder.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with Scripture Service at 4:00 p.m.,


WD Partnering with NICC to Offer Students Degrees

West Delaware and NICC are partnering to offer a new opportunity for students. The school district has partnered with the community college to offer students the chance to earn an accelerated Associate of Arts degree within year after graduating from West Delaware High School or even earlier. This will allow the students to earn college


Latest Girls Basketball Rankings

2013-14 Iowa Girls High School SIXTH Basketball Rankings Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Thursday, January 16 Class 1A School Record LW 1 Newell-Fonda 11-1 1 2 Burlington-Notre Dame 10-0 2 3 Murray 10-0 5 4 Stanton 12-0 6 5 Dunkerton 11-1 7 6 Janesville 9-1 8 7 Colo-Nesco 11-1 3 8

HS Sports; Thursday Night 1/16 Results

The class 4A 13th-ranked West Delaware Girls basketball team upped their record to 11-2 and 9-1 in the WAMAC Conference with a 53-40 win over 3A #7 Center Point-Urbana last night. The win was the 9th in a row for the Hawks, which ties a program history mark set by the 06-07 team. Veteran head coach

AP Newsminute 1-17-14

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Weather officials are monitoring roads as blizzard conditions hit a portion of Iowa. The National Weather Service says snow showers and strong winds are expected to cause blowing snow that will reduce visibility to whiteout conditions. Officials are warning drivers of hazardous travel conditions. WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa


Less Corn Planned For 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Corn is the top crop for U.S. farmers but the golden luster has faded with much lower corn prices prompting many to consider switching to more soybeans this year. A December survey of more than 1,600 producers by Farm Futures, an agriculture-focused publisher, indicated farmers intend to reduce corn planting


Fire Damages Home On Prospect Street In Manchester

Manchester Firefighters responded to a house fire at 312 Prospect Thursday afternoon.  According to Manchester Fire Chief Mike Ryan, the fire was contained to a sleeping area in the basement.  There was also smoke and heat damage throughout the two story wood structure.  The home is owned by Hank and Julie Markum.  No cause has

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