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Margaret Anderson, Delhi

Visitation for 78-year old Margaret Anderson will be held at 9 am Saturday at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Manchester, followed by a 10:30 am burial at Evergreen Cemetary in Delhi.

Ida Hansen, Independence

Independence –  Ida M. Hansen, 86 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the BuchananCountyHealthCenter in Independence.  She was born on June 4, 1927, in Buchanan County, Iowa, the daughter of George and Nettie Dorothy (Trebon) Sommerfelt.  She attended school in Independence.  On November 16, 1943, she and Blaine Lester


Machine Shed Fire Near Cascade

CASCADE, Iowa (AP) – A machine shed fire near Cascade caused at least one explosion and sent a plume of smoke into the sky that was visible for miles. The Telegraph Herald reports the fire started Tuesday morning and drew crews from Cascade, Bernard and Monticello. Firefighters had to endure temperatures below zero as they

Louise A. Ries – New Vienna

Louise A. Ries, 95, of New Vienna, Iowa died peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014, at the new Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a scripture service will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Lourine Marie (Thibadeau) Diamond – Dubuque

Lourine Marie (Thibadeau) Diamond of Dubuque, 93, joined her husband, relatives, and friends at that big party in heaven on Monday, February 10, 2014.  Funeral Mass will be 2 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.  Family will greet friends 3 pm – 8 pm, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at

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Manchester Police Chief Announces Retirement

Longtime Manchester Police Chief Bruce Trapp is retiring. Trapp has worked for the City of Manchester for nearly forty years, serving as chief since 1979. He is among three city employees who have opted to take advantage of the city’s voluntary early retirement program, which is being offered this year. Police Sergeant Glenn Nystel and

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Newlywed Game Day 2

Day #2 of the Newlywed Game on KMCH…Chad and Jenny Eschen scored 30 points, so Todd and Dulcie Mangold remain in the lead with 35 points.  Hear the contestants HERE

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February Valued Volunteer: Darla Gaskill

Congratulations to our February Valued Volunteer: Darla Gaskill of Manchester.  Darla is a recent retiree of West Delaware High School, and continues to volunteer her time and devotion to students at West Delaware High School every day.  She goes above and beyond what’s expected to stay after school and help when a student needs it.


Bluder Becomes Winningest Hawkeye Coach

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s Lisa Bluder is now the school’s winningest coach. The Hawkeyes (19-6, 7-4 Big Ten) beat Northwestern 90-84 on Monday night to give Bluder her 270th victory at Iowa, surpassing the mark set by C. Vivian Stringer. Bluder has a record of 270-163 in her 14 seasons with the Hawkeyes.

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