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David Lee “Dave” Schulte – Manchester

David Lee “Dave” Schulte, 62, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Hospice of the Valley Lund Home in Gilbert, Arizona .  He was born on June 6, 1952, in Manchester, the son of Raymond and Ruth (Wessels) Schulte.  He was raised and educated in the area, and was a 1970

West Delaware Girls Track Competes At Wartburg

The West Delaware Girls Track Team kicked off the season at Wartburg last night. Emily Thole placed 2nd in the Long Jump, 3rd in the 200M and anchored the 4X400 to a second place finish. Jessie Dudak was second in the 55 hurdles and Hannah Gaffney was 6th in the same event, Jamie Glanz and

Alma A. Vaske – Dyersville

Alma A. Vaske, 94, of Dyersville, Iowa died Friday, March 6, 2015 at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville.   Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday March 9 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Luxemburg.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015, at Holy Trinity


Manchester Police Arrest Several People on Marijuana Charges

Manchester Police have arrested several people on marijuana charges. The charges stem from an incident in December, in which police responded to an apartment in the 1500 block of North Franklin Street in Manchester. Police initially responded to the home to investigate a trespass violation, but an officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming


Des Moines Metro Opera Coming to Manchester

Area residents will be able to get the “opera experience” in Manchester later this month. The Des Moines Metro Opera is coming to Hanson Auditorium for a performance of Rosini’s Cinderella on Tuesday night, March 17th. The opera, which will be performed in English, is a two-hour event and it is free for the community

Mary A. Greene – Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls –  Mary A. Greene, 82 years old, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, March 2, 2015, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  She was born on December 19, 1932, on a farm in Buchanan County near Rowley, Iowa, the daughter of Fern Floyd and Violet Lyle

Rosina “Rosie” Vorwald – of Strawberry Point

Rosina “Rosie” Vorwald, 93, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on November 6, 1921, in Dyersville, the daughter of Edward and Magdalina (Thies) Egloff.  She was raised and educated in the Luxemburg and New Vienna areas. Rosie was united in

Benjamin Koester – Manchester

Benjamin Richard Koester, 18, of Manchester, Iowa, died Saturday, February 28, 2015, at his home near Manchester. Benjamin Koester was born September 4, 1996, in Torrance, California, the son of Jay and Cheryl (McLaughlin) Koester.  He moved with his family to Manchester in 1999 and was educated in the West Delaware Community School district. Benjamin