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Raymond O. Gates – Independence

Independence – Raymond O. Gates, 81 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on October 13, 1934, in Independence, the son of Raymond Cyrus and Nesida (Abbott) Gates. He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1954.

George Jeffry “Jeff” Childers – Manchester

George Jeffry “Jeff” Childers, 65, of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on March 9, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of George and Thelma (Larkin) Childers. Jeff was raised and educated in the area, and was a 1969 graduate from Southeastern High

Thomas M. Conry – Dyersville

Thomas M. Conry, 71, of Dyersville, Iowa died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Good Neighbor Society, Manchester, Iowa surrounded by his loving family.   Visitation will be held 2 -6 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Celebration of Life ceremony will commence at 6:00


Hawks Win Maquoketa Golf Invite

West Delaware won the rain and wind shortened Maquoketa Invitational Wednesday.  The seven-team meet was scheduled to be 18 holes, but the teams played nine instead.  The Hawks took the top spot with 148 strokes.  Beckman came in 3rd with 177.  West Delaware’s Clayton Larson was medalist with a 33 while Brice Frick took second

Brenda Fredrick – Strawberry Point

Brenda Lee Fredrick, 57, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the RMC Hospital in Manchester.  She was born on January 23, 1959, in Manchester, the daughter of Donald and Marilyn (Kaiser)  Fredrick.  Brenda was baptized on March 1, 1959, and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in  Strawberry Point.  Brenda

Ann Marie Wulfkuhle – Lamont

Ann Marie Wulfekuhle was born July 5, 1941, the daughter of Stanley and Berniece VanFossen Sanders at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa. She attended Vinton Schools until moving to Lamont in March of 1956. Ann graduated from Lamont High School with the class of 1959. After graduation she forked at Cedar Rapids Electric for


Frey Named Iowa Conference Athlete Of The week

Former Cascade standout Zach Frey has been honored by the Iowa Conference as an Athlete of the Week for his efforts last week. Frey is a senior mid-distance runner for the Loras Track and Field team, he leads Division 3 with a 800 meter run time of 1:50.89. Frey won first place with that 800

Dianne Joan Otdoerfer – Strawberry Point

Dianne Joan Otdoerfer, 59, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at her home. She was born on November 27, 1956, in Manchester, the daughter of Clemens J. “Jack” and Joan Eustella (Nehl) Bockenstedt. Dianne began school in Dundee and then later graduated from Manchester High School in 1975. On August 30,

Loretta Vaske – Manchester

Loretta Frances Vaske, 90, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on November 16, 1925,  in Worthington, the daughter of  Joseph and Margaret (Bonert) Quint.  Loretta was raised and educated in the Worthington area. On November 23, 1948, Loretta was united in

Georgia B. Sherrets – Independence

Georgia B. Sherrets, 85 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at her home. She was born on February 22, 1931, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Alva Carl and Bernice Alta (Arnold) McCalley. She attended high school in Independence. On September 4, 1955, she and Donald Glen Sherrets were married