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Strong Storms In Area Monday Night

Strong Storms In Area Monday Night

A very fast moving storm system moved across the entire state Monday night that prompted several severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warning.  The storms entered the KMCH area at about 8:00. Buchanan County Emergency Management reported wind gusts of 79 miles per hour 3 miles south of Independence.   A mile southeast of Manchester a wind

LaVerl Chapman – Greeley

LaVerl Chapman, 77, of Greeley, Iowa died peacefully Sunday, March 5, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital of congestive heart failure.  Visitation: 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017, Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, and one hour prior the service on Friday at the church. Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 10, 2017,

Wilda “Woody” Becker – Independence

Wilda “Woody” Becker, 82 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Lexington Estate in Independence. She was born on February 7, 1935, in Buchanan County, Iowa, the daughter of Henry Cleveland and Grace Marie (Anderson) Bantz. She graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1953. On October

Eileen Bildstein – Earlville,

Eileen Isabell (Greiner) Bildstein, 80, of Earlville, Iowa, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville.  Visitation: 2:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017, Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville with an 8:00 p.m. Scripture Service, and additional visitation from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Funeral

William A Billings – Delhi

William A Billings, 74, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Sunday, March 5, 2017.  He was born on September 7, 1942, the son of E. Errol and Flora (Heiserman) Billlings.  Bill was raised and educated in Delhi, and graduated from Maquoketa Valley in 1960.  He served honorably in the U.S.

Edwin “Ed” Schieltz – Luxemburg

Edwin N. “Ed” Schieltz, 94, of Luxemburg, Iowa passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Tuesday from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at

Support The Arts!

As I anxiously await tonight’s Episodes of “Nashville” and “Sun Records” on CMT, I am contemplating what it means to have a thriving music scene here in Eastern Iowa. Closer to home here in Manchester, we are so blessed to have some wonderful venues to satisfy our want for entertainment. Thanks to the West Delaware

Joan Murray – Monti

Funeral Services for 64 year old Joan Murray of Monti will be at 11:00 A.M . Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Church, Monti. Visitation From 10 AM until 11 AM Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church at Monti, Iowa Survivors of Joan Murry include:  her husband Robert of Altoona; and two sons: Shane of

Ever Wonder Why We Celebrate Ash Wednesday?

Lent, a time when Christians begin preparing for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline, is one of the most popular traditions of Catholics. Lent begins 46 days before ‘Easter Sunday’ on a Wednesday known as ‘Ash Wednesday’. It is one of the most important holy days in the liturgical

West Delaware Crowns Three Champs At State AAU

West Delaware’s Youth Wrestling Club crowned three champions at last weekend’s AAU State Championships.  Brent Yonkovic won the 90 pound title in the 3rd and 4th grade division.  In the 7th and 8th grade division, winners included Jared Voss at 145 and Cael Meyer at 152.  With 15 wrestlers competing, the Hawks brought home eleven