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Manchester Woman Sentenced In Lamont Meth Case

Manchester Woman Sentenced In Lamont Meth Case

A Manchester woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison and fined $5,000 for conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine.  A press release from the Buchanan County Attorney says that 35 year old Addie Craver pled guilty to the charges last Tuesday in Buchanan County District Court.  Craver was previously convicted of Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth in

Martha “Marty” Michels, Manchester

Funeral Services for 59 year old Martha “Marty” Michels of Manchester will be held at 7:00pm Tuesday Feb 11 at Fawcett Funeral Home in Wintrhop. Visitation will be 3pm until 7pm Tuesday at Fawcett Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Madison Cemetary at Aurora at a future date. Survivors of Martha Michels include: her


Fire Destroys House Near Coggon

The Coggon Fire Department was called out Saturday morning to a house fire at a farm house on Monticello Road, two miles east of Coggon just off Highway 13. The house was considered a complete loss. Firefighters determined the fire started in the basement. The cause is under investigation, but does not appear to be

HS Sports; Weekend Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director, Jamie Vaske-Broadcaster/Reporter and Sue Morris-WD Bowling Assistant Coach: Post season wrestling got underway on Saturday as grapplers from around the area competed to finish in the top two of their weight classes at sectionals to move on to next Saturday’s district tournaments. At the sectional in Manchester West Delaware took home

Duane “Junior” DeShaw, Hopkinton

Duane “Junior”  DeShaw, age 85, died peacefully at his home, on Friday morning,  February 7, 2014 following an extended illness.   Mass of Christian Burial  will be held 10:30 Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014 at St. Lukes Catholic Church, Hopkinton, where friends may call from 3 until 7 on Monday.  A parish Vigil Service will


Latest Girls Basketball Rankings

Class 1A   School   Record   LW 1 Newell-Fonda   17-2   1 2 Burlington-Notre Dame   16-2   2 3 Janesville   18-1   3 4 Colo-Nesco   17-1   4 5 Lynnville-Sully   16-2   5 6 Stanton   18-1   6 7 Dunkerton   17-3   7 8 Adair-Casey   16-3


Iowa Senate Approves Increase in School Funding

The Iowa Senate passed a six-percent increase in funding for K through 12 schools on Wednesday. Since 2011, local school funding in Iowa has suffered compared to other parts of state government. Iowa has fallen to 37th in the nation in terms of per pupil spending. Democratic State Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington is a

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