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Virginia M. (Ginny) Konzen – Dyersville

Virginia M. (Ginny) Konzen, 92, of Dyersville, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Clifton Murdoch Funeral Home

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Manchester 12U Team Finishes With A Win

The Manchester 12U Baseball team beat Sikeston Missouri yesterday 7-5 in the Cal Ripkin Midwest Plains Regional tournament.  The Hawks finished 1 and 2 in pool play, after losing to Cimeron River Kansas and West Fargo over the weekend.  West Fargo has been dominating the tournament – defeating Cimmaron River 14-2 and Sikeston 10-0.  The

Nancy Jo Kluesner – Manchester

Nancy Jo Kluesner, 74, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on July 12, 2015 in her home.  She was born on December 17, 1940, at Festina, Iowa. She was       the daughter of Norbert and Irma (Schroeder) Schuler.  Nancy was raised and educated in the area graduating in the Calmer High School in 1958. On January 17,

Mary Beth “Betsy” Chrystal – Delhi

Mary Beth “Betsy” Chrystal, 61, of Delhi, Iowa, died in her home on Saturday, July 11, 2015.  She was born on March 6, 1954, at Pisgah, Iowa, the daughter of Robert W. and Arlene (Holst) Brewer. Betsy graduated from Western Dubuque, Epworth in 1972.  In August of that year she went to work at the

Barbara Gentz – Manchester

Barbara Ellen Gentz, 77, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on July 11, 2015 at Marietta’s Place in Manchester.  She was born on June 14, 1938, in Independence, the daughter of Lloyd and Janet (Habben) Snyder.  Barbara was raised and educated in the area and was a graduate of West Delaware High School.  She then graduated


Manchester Library Holds First Ever “Libcon”

The first ever “Libcon” was held Saturday at the Manchester Public Library.  “Libcon” is a take off on the popular “Comicon” events held throughout the country.  Several artists were on hand displaying and selling comic-related items.  Jeff Dyer of Dubuque is a writer who is helping keep the “Peanuts” comics alive.  Boom Studios started a

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Manchester 12U Regional Baseball Schedule

The Manchester 12U Baseball Team is on their way to Boonville, Missouri to compete in the Cal Ripken Midwest Plains Regional Tournament.  The Hawks will start with pool play on Saturday at 5:00pm against West Fargo North Dakota.  On Sunday they will go up against Cimmeron River Kansas at 1;00pm, then on Monday they will

Mary Jane Wilts – Independence

Mary Jane Dilts, passed from this life on April 24, 2015 in Peoria, Arizona.  She was 89 years old. Mary Jane was born on June 12, 1925 near Winthrop, Iowa, daughter of Polish immigrants, John and Katie (Lupino) Mazur.  Mary Jane graduated from Rowley High School, Class of 1941.  Post high school, she attended Gates

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Manchester 12U Team Wins State Tourney

The 12 U Manchester Hawks Baseball Team is the 2015 Cal Ripken State Champions.  The Hawks won four straight games this weekend and will represent the state of Iowa at Boonville, Missouri during the Midwest Plains Regional Championship being held July 10th-July 15th. The Hawks beat each opponent by at least ten runs, beating Tri