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Delaware County Rec. Center Holds Open House

Manchester’s sesquicentennial celebration continued Sunday with a wrap up of “Health and Wellness Month” at the Delaware County Rec. Center.  Committee member Jana Ungs from Regional Medical Center says showing off the Rec. Center was a great way to wrap up the month: Trent Mauer and his Tae Kwon Do students put on a demonstration:

Wayne L. Johnson – Independence

Wayne L. Johnson, 65 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, February 1, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on June 14, 1950, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Bernard Burdette and Shirley Mardel (Spece) Johnson. He graduated from school in Independence with the Class of 1968. On

Anna Marie Bergan – Strawberry Point

Anna Marie Bergan, 99, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at her home in Strawberry Point.  She was born on September 8, 1916, in Arlington, the daughter of David and Marie (Betcher) Dempster.  Anna weighed 2 pounds 6 ounces at birth and spent the first days of her life in


Latest Girls Basketball Rankings

Class 1A   School Record LW 1 Turkey Valley 17-0 1 2 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 16-0 2 3 Springville 15-1 3 4 Burlington Notre Dame 16-0 4 5 Kingsley-Pierson 15-1 5 6 Newell-Fonda 13-4 6 7 Kee 15-2 7 8 Grand View Christian 13-0 8 9 Lynnville-Sully 18-0 10 10 Westwood 14-2 11 11 Adair-Casey 15-2


Carson Plans Sunday Campaign Stop in Manchester

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson will be making a campaign stop in Manchester this weekend. Carson will hold an event at Fireside Pub and Steakhouse Sunday at 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Carson’s visit will come just one day before the Iowa Caucuses.

James A. Schmitt – Independence

James A. Schmitt, 92, of Independence, Iowa died Thursday morning, January 28, 2016 at the ABCM Rehabilitation Center’s East Campus in Independence, Iowa. Jim was born on August 25, 1923 near Dewar, Iowa the son of Oscar C. and Dorothy R. (Ward) Schmitt. He attended the Waterloo Schools, then entered the US. Army on March

Eugene L. “Gene” Oberbroeckling – Dyersville

Eugene L. “Gene” Oberbroeckling, 83, of, Dyersville died Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Visitation will be held 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 p.m. and the American Legion

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Monticello School Moving Ahead With Bond Issue

The Monticello School District is planning to move forward with another bond issue vote to build a new middle school, which would be an addition to the current high school.  A community meeting was held Wednesday night, where several people said they want more information about the project.  Last September, voters rejected a much bigger plan