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Egemos Step Away From Youth Football League

Egemos Step Away From Youth Football League

The West Delaware Football team is enjoying great success…and that success can be traced back to when those players were in 5th and 6th grade learning the sport in the Northeast Iowa Youth Football League.  Tim and Diane Egemo, who have headed up the league since its beginning 13 years ago, have decided to step

Louis Ryan – Manchester

Louis A. (Lou) Ryan, 90, of Manchester, formerly of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 7, 2015.  Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Manchester.  Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church on Tuesday.  Burial will be at


West Delaware Holds Special Pep Rally

  West Delaware held a special pep rally this morning not only to recognize the accomplishmets of the football and volleyball team, but also to spotlight several other students involved in the musical, all-state music, Cross Country and Special Olympics. Volleyball Coach Bret Mather had high praise for the student secion at all of their

Duane Don Weyant – Edgewood

Duane Don Weyant, 85, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on February 8, 1930, in Clayton County, Lodomillo Township, the son of Harlan Wesley and Mabel Elizabeth (Bente) Weyant. Duane received his education at the Edgewood School and worked for Witwer

Vernon “Vern” K. Meyer – Manchester

Vernon “Vern” K. Meyer, 68, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at the Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 11, 1947, in Lansing, Iowa, the son of Leslie C. and Elsie V. (Schellhammer) Meyer. Vern attended Manchester High School and graduated in 1965. He attended a semester in Upper

Joyce M. Pearson – Independence

Independence –  Joyce M. Pearson, 83 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  She was born in Iowa on February 23, 19323, the daughter of Herman William and Berniece Helen (Maher) Kading.  She graduated from high school in Van Horn, Iowa.  On August

Michael Ling – Mount Vernon

Michael Sidney Ling, 47, of Mount Vernon, died on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Seeds of Faith Lutheran Church, Lisbon, by Pastor Stephanie Wherry. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon. Survivors include his wife of 25 years,

Alice A. Digman – Dyersville

Alice A. Digman, 84, of Dyersville, Iowa died Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Friday from 9 – 10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior