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HS State Baseball: Cascade Outlasts The Storms And Mediapolis

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The No. 1 seed Cascade Cougars fended off a five-hour weather delay and the 8th-seeded Mediapolis Bulldogs to win 6-2 in class 2A quarterfinal play inside Principal Park in Des Moines on Monday. With the impending storms moving in with the Cougars at-bat in the bottom of the sixth leading 3-2, the game

Loraine Meyer – Manchester

Loraine Meyer, 90, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on August 28, 1924, at Earlville, the daughter of Charles and Frances (Kramer) Philipp. Loraine was raised and educated in the area attending St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Earlville. On April 3, 1945, Loraine


Northeast Iowa All-District teams Announced

Several area baseball players made the Northeast District All-District Team.  Four players from West Delaware made the 3A All-District First Team including: Ty Cassutt, Owen Ward, Brent Lammers and Seth Wedewer.  Max Ridenour and Dallyn Putz made the Second Team. In Class 2A the First Team includes Trace Hoffman, Derek Lieurance, and Nolan Weber of

Doris Petlon – Strawberry Point

Doris Fay Pettlon, 86, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City on Sunday , July 26, 2015.  She was born on July 15, 1929, in Manchester, the daughter of Rudolph and Thresa (Sands)  Helmrich.  Doris was raised and educated in Delaware County and attended rural


Missing Jones County Woman Found Dead

A missing Jones County woman was found dead Saturday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says 35-year old Amy Driver of Oxford Junction was reported missing after she was last seen walking away from her home at 7:30 Friday morning. Deputies found Driver dead the next morning during a search. Her cause of death remains under investigation.


Police Continue to Try to Solve Two Iowa Girls’ Deaths

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – Investigators continue to try to solve the case of the two Iowa girls whose bodies were found several months after they disappeared in 2012. Interim Evansdale Police Chief Jeff Jensen tells the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier the department doesn’t consider the deaths a 10-year-old Lyric Cook and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins a cold


Huskys Win Regional Competition

The Hartwick Huskys water show ski team was crowned the 2015 Division 2 Midwest Regional Show Ski Champion at the tournament held this past weekend in Albert Lea, MN. The Huskys won top scoring honors in their jump act, barefoot act, pyramids, sound crew, tow/boat driving, dock/equipment personnel, and pickup boat.  Show co-directors Mitch Tauke,

Maxyne I. Kitner – Independence

Maxyne I. Kitner, 93, of Independence, IA died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA. Maxyne was born on March 29, 1922 in Kansas, the daughter of John C. and Ora M. (Anderson) Taylor. She moved with her family to the Waterloo, Iowa where she graduated from West High

Leon Meyer – Independence

Leon Meyer, 71, of Independence, Iowa died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the University Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa Leon was born on May 22, 1944 in Lincoln, Nebraska the son of Willis H. and Helen R. (Martin) Meyer. He moved with his family to a farm near La Porte City, Iowa. He