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Virginia Lea Robinson – Central City

Virginia Lea Robinson,70, of Central City, passed away in her home on Thursday, October 9, 2014. She was born on May 2, 1944, in Manchester, the daughter of Frank and Matilda (Schaffer) Fisher. She was raised and educated in the area. On January 9, 1962, Virginia was united in marriage to James Robinson. Three children


Bond Doubled For Fayette County Man In Attempted Murder Case

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – Bond has been doubled for a man accused of trying to hit police officers with a vehicle in northern Iowa. Fayette County Attorney Wayne Saur made the request in court Wednesday to raise Abel Quijas Junior’s bond to $500,000 cash only. Quijas’ defense attorney, Melissa Anderson-Seeber, did not challenge it.


Colesburg Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

COLESBURG, Iowa (AP) – A northeast Iowa man faces several charges following a police chase in Dubuque. Dubuque police say 30-year-old Aaron Weipert of Colesburg was arrested early Tuesday following a chase on the city’s west side. A criminal complaint says officials had attempted to stop a white van linked to an earlier crime when

Tammy Marie Hood – Manchester

Tammy Marie Hood, 26, the daughter of Dee (Offerman) and Ben Kent and Darryl Hood, passed away on October 8, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics surrounded by her family and friends. Tammy was born October 26, 1987, in Manchester. As a graduate of the West Delaware class of 2007, Tammy will forever


The Latest KMCH Valued Volunteer: Cheryl “Beaner” Harris

Our latest “Valued Volunteer” is Cheryl “Beaner” Harris of Lamont!  Cheryl helps the elderly with their gardens and groceries, and helps provide care for area children at the Lamont “Kids Center”.  Cheryl also volunteers at a breakfast at the Common Grounds Coffee House held the first Sunday of the month with proceeds going to help

Connie A. Higgins – Independence

Independence –  Connie A. Higgins, 66 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, October 6, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  She was born on December 24, 1947, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Lawrence John and Rozena Marie (Zieser) Leaven.  She graduated from St. John’sHigh School

Jacqueline B. “Jackie” Jacobs – Independence,

Independence –  Jacqueline B. “Jackie” Jacobs, 80 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Vinton Lutheran Home in Vinton, Iowa.  She was born on December 16, 1933, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer Nicholas and Agnes Rosalyn (Schadle) Fink.  After finishing high school, she graduated from the Mercy


Sherretts Elected Oelwein Mayor

Residents of Oelwein went to the polls yesterday to elect a new mayor…and chose the candidate that the city council appointed to fill the vacant position earlier this year. City Council member and mayor pro-tem Peggy Sherretts received 53.4% of the total 1329 votes cast. June Griffith and Ryan DeHaven finished second and third, with

HS Cross Country: West Delaware Hosts Invite

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Girls and Boys Cross Country teams hosted their home invitational at Hart Ridge Golf Course yesterday afternoon. The girls competed tremendously hard against some stiff competition. The varsity girls finished 7th out of 22 teams. The meet was won by Cascade, with Mt. Vernon-Lisbon finishing runner-up. The varsity

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