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Marilyn Ann Mescher – Dyersville

Marilyn Ann Mescher, 72, died peacefully on August 5, 2015, at her home, surrounded by family, after a battle with brain cancer. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Monday, August 10th from 9:00 – 10:00

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Delaware Co. Farmer Pleads Guilty To Hiring Illegals

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A Delaware County dairy cattle farmer has pleaded guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids to one count of harboring, encouraging and inducing someone living in the U.S. illegally. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau, 47-year-old Michael Thomas Millenkamp of rural Earlville was convicted Wednesday

Roy Edward “Punk” Davis, Jr – Manchester

Roy Edward “Punk” Davis, Jr., 58, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on October 8, 1956, in Dubuque, the son of Roy and Neva (Scott) Davis, Sr. Roy was raised and educated in the area, and was a 1977 West Delaware

Roy Payne Jr – Quasqueton

Quasqueton –  Roy Payne, Jr., 74 years old, of Quasqueton, Iowa, died on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at his home in Keosauqua, Iowa.  He was born on October 7, 1940, in Prairieburg, Iowa, the son of Adlia Roy and Lillian Martha (Soukup) Payne, Sr.  He attended school in Quasqueton, Iowa.  On February 21, 1959, he

Helen Clemen – Manchester

Helen Fay Clemen, 80, of Manchester, Iowa (formerly of rural Masonville), passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on February 16, 1935, in Central City, the daughter of Marvin and Dorothy (Wilcox) Spinler.  Helen was raised in the Central City area and graduated from

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Hawks Get Ready For Season With Camp This Week

The 2015 High School football season is just 25 days away and several West Delaware players took part in the Upper Iowa Football Camp last week. That’s West Delaware head coach Doug Winkowitsch, who will be starting his 12the year as head football coach this season.  Today the Hawks start their own week of football

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Huskys Finish 4th At Nationals

The 2015 Hartwick Huskys Water Show Ski Team took home a 4th place finish at the 15th annual Division 2 Show Ski National Championships held August 1 and 2 on Kwahamot Bay in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. The Aqua Skiers of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin won the team event. The tournament featured nine teams competing for the Division

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HS State Baseball: Cascade Outlasts The Storms And Mediapolis

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The No. 1 seed Cascade Cougars fended off a five-hour weather delay and the 8th-seeded Mediapolis Bulldogs to win 6-2 in class 2A quarterfinal play inside Principal Park in Des Moines on Monday. With the impending storms moving in with the Cougars at-bat in the bottom of the sixth leading 3-2, the game

Loraine Meyer – Manchester

Loraine Meyer, 90, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on August 28, 1924, at Earlville, the daughter of Charles and Frances (Kramer) Philipp. Loraine was raised and educated in the area attending St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Earlville. On April 3, 1945, Loraine

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Northeast Iowa All-District teams Announced

Several area baseball players made the Northeast District All-District Team.  Four players from West Delaware made the 3A All-District First Team including: Ty Cassutt, Owen Ward, Brent Lammers and Seth Wedewer.  Max Ridenour and Dallyn Putz made the Second Team. In Class 2A the First Team includes Trace Hoffman, Derek Lieurance, and Nolan Weber of

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