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Virginia Schemmel Meyer – Orlando Florida

Virginia Schemmel Meyer, 91, of Orlando Florida, passed away on June 29, 2016, at her home. Visitation will be held 3-7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, St. Francis Xavier

Maleigha Nauman – Sherrill

Maleigha Martha Nauman, stillborn infant daughter of Rachael and Kevin Nauman of Sherrill was delivered at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City on Friday, June 24, 2016. Private graveside services will be held at St. Boniface Cemetery in New Vienna. Those left to remember Maleigha are her parents, Rachael (Engelken) and

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Mary “Bernita” Wilson – Manchester

Mary “Bernita” Wilson, 97, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  She was born on March 4. 1919, in Elkader, the daughter of Ernest and Agnes (O’Brien) Meyer.  She was the seventh of eight children born to this union.  Bernita was educated at St. Joseph Schools and attended Elkader Junior College. Bernita’s

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Larson Finishes 3rd At Junior Amateur

Clayton Larson of Manchester finished in a tie for 3rd place at the Iowa Junior Amateur Championships in Cedar Rapids.  Larson’s second day total was a six-over 78 for a two day total of 145…just two strokes behind champion Lucas Scherf of Grinnell.

Judith Meister – Independence

Independence –  Judith M. Meister, 52 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  She was born on April 10, 1964, in Cherokee, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth Francis and Barbara Jean (Stover) Meister.  She attended school in Independence, Iowa,

Donna Lee Smith – Edgewood

Donna Lee Smith, 62, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away after a courageous five year battle with cancer with her husband by her side, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. She was born on September 26, 1953, in Manchester, the daughter of Donald and

Warren Gerald Harbaugh – Manchester

Warren Gerald Harbaugh, 91, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on December 25, 1924, in Elkport, the son of Roy and Linnie (Brown) Harbaugh. Warren was raised and educated in Manchester, graduating from Manchester High School in 1943. He served

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HS Softball/Baseball Tuesday 6-21 results:

By Jon Swisher-Sports Dirocter: A few area softball and baseball games took place last night: In softball: Beckman, Dyersville 7, Bellevue 5 Cascade 7, North Fayette Valley 2 Cascade 7, North Fayette Valley 3 Tonight West Delaware, the 10th-ranked team in class 4A is slated to return to WaMaC Conference play in DeWitt taking on

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Manchester Riverfest a Huge Success

Saturday’s Riverfest activities in Manchester started with thousands of rubber ducks being dropped from the Marion Street Bridge as part of Regional Medical Center’s “Duck Dash and Dive”.  Mike Briggs says the event was a huge success: First place was won by Rae Ellen Lyness, who won a new kayak; 2nd place which was two

Marvin Lawrence Prier – Manchester

Marvin Lawrence Prier, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, formerly of Ryan, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 29, 1933, at Bankston, Iowa, the son of Edward B. and Lucille (Lansing) Prier. Marvin was raised and educated in the Holy Cross area. He served

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