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Hawks Fall To Pella; End Outstanding season At 12-1

Hawks Fall To Pella; End Outstanding season At 12-1

West Delaware’s incredible season came to an end last night in the Class 3A semi–finals at the hands of top-ranked Pella 45-26. Coy Roussell completed his outstanding career with 167 yards rushing and two touchdowns for WD. Quarterback Max Ridenour passed for 257 yards and two TDs: one of 59 yards to John Nagel and

Michael J. Hertzberg – Brandon

Michael J. Hertzberg, 62 years old, of rural Brandon, Iowa, died on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at his home. He was born on June 11, 1953, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Howard Lorraine and Gladys Pauline (Fish) Hertzberg. He graduated from high school in Jesup, Iowa. On August 27, 1983, he and the former

Stephen D Richter – formerly of Earlville

Stephen D Richter, 63, formerly of Earlville, Iowa, passed away September 22, 2015 at his home in East Dubuque, Illinois. Graveside services will be performed by Reverend Jill Mack at the Fairview Cemetery, Earlville, Iowa on Friday, November 27th at 2:00 p.m. The family will greet friends after the service at the Earlville United Parish

Colleen C. Grover – rural Rowley

Colleen C. Grover, 83 years old, of rural Rowley, Iowa, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born on December 16, 1931, in Princeville, Illinois, the daughter of James Henry and Grace Irene (Smith) Morrissey. She graduated from high school in Rowley with the


Egemos Step Away From Youth Football League

The West Delaware Football team is enjoying great success…and that success can be traced back to when those players were in 5th and 6th grade learning the sport in the Northeast Iowa Youth Football League.  Tim and Diane Egemo, who have headed up the league since its beginning 13 years ago, have decided to step

Louis Ryan – Manchester

Louis A. (Lou) Ryan, 90, of Manchester, formerly of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 7, 2015.  Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Manchester.  Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church on Tuesday.  Burial will be at


West Delaware Holds Special Pep Rally

  West Delaware held a special pep rally this morning not only to recognize the accomplishmets of the football and volleyball team, but also to spotlight several other students involved in the musical, all-state music, Cross Country and Special Olympics. Volleyball Coach Bret Mather had high praise for the student secion at all of their

Duane Don Weyant – Edgewood

Duane Don Weyant, 85, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on February 8, 1930, in Clayton County, Lodomillo Township, the son of Harlan Wesley and Mabel Elizabeth (Bente) Weyant. Duane received his education at the Edgewood School and worked for Witwer

Vernon “Vern” K. Meyer – Manchester

Vernon “Vern” K. Meyer, 68, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at the Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 11, 1947, in Lansing, Iowa, the son of Leslie C. and Elsie V. (Schellhammer) Meyer. Vern attended Manchester High School and graduated in 1965. He attended a semester in Upper

Joyce M. Pearson – Independence

Independence –  Joyce M. Pearson, 83 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  She was born in Iowa on February 23, 19323, the daughter of Herman William and Berniece Helen (Maher) Kading.  She graduated from high school in Van Horn, Iowa.  On August