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Mary Ellen (Jones) Horstman – Guttenberg

Mary Ellen (Jones) Horstman, 86,  of Guttenberg, Iowa, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.  Mary Ellen was born July 6, 1928, in Lima, Iowa,  the daughter of Lloyd and Edith Mae (Homewood) Jones and stepfather William Jones. Her childhood years were spent in Wadena and Elkport.   Mary Ellen

Virginia Ash – Edgewood

Virginia Miller Ash, 90, of Edgewood, Iowa, more recently of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Cedar Rapids.  She was born in Edgewood, on October 31, 1924, the daughter of William J. and Ellen (Stone) Miller.  She graduated


Manchester #5 “Best Places For Young Families”

The website “” compiled a list of the best places for young families in Iowa and Manchester is listed as number five.  Such things as home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education, and family friendliness were taken into consideration in the rankings.  The website said “The smallest city in the top 10, Manchester is

Jane M. Knepper – Boone, and formerly of Worthington

Jane M.  Knepper, 60, of Boone, Iowa, and formerly of Worthington, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Boone County Hospital in Boone.   Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a funeral service will commence at 2:00

Independence Girls Track Invite Results

Results of the Independence Girls Track Invitational on Monday – 1 Marion 85.25 2 Waterloo East 80.00 3 Vinton-Shellsburg 76.00 4 Benton 69.00 5 West Delaware 55.50 6 Independence 32.25 7 Maquoketa Valley 19.00 8 Dunkerton 14.00 9 Oelwein 2.00   A couple of the highlights saw West Delaware take the 400 meter hurdles and


Jail Vote Just Short Of 60 percent Super Majority

It appears that Delaware County Voters have once again defeated a measure to renovate and expand the Delaware County Jail.  According to the unofficial results of Tuesday’s vote, the  issue received 983 yes votes and 692 no votes, which is 58.69 percent in favor. A 60 percent super majority was needed for the issue to


Former Oelwein Mayor Acquitted Of Sexual Abuse Charge

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) – A jury has acquitted the former mayor of Oelwein  of one sexual abuse charge, but couldn’t reach a verdict on a second. Jurors twice informed the court Tuesday that they are deadlocked on a second-degree sexual abuse charge against 37-year-old Jason Manus, prompting a judge to declare a mistrial on

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HS Scores From 5/4

High School Sports Scores 5/4/15: Marion Boys Track and Field Invitational: 1. Western Dubuque 2. CPU 3. Mt. Vernon 4. Marion 5. Anamosa 6. Solon 7. Vinton-Shellsburg 8. Monticello 9. West Delaware 10 DeWitt Central 11.  Benton Community 12. Maquoketa Valley 13. North-Linn The Western Dubuque Girls won the Maquoketa Relays, besting 2nd place Cascade


HS Golf Results 5/4

Mt. Vernon took the top team honors at the boys WAMAC East Division golf meet at Mt. Vernon.  Central DeWitt came in 2nd, West Delaware was 3rd; Solon came in fourth; Anamosa 5th; Beckman 6th; and Maquoketa was 7th.  Clayton Larson was the top Hawk, finishing in 3rd place with a 36. Marion and Williamsburg


Fire Destroys Storage Building Contents

A trash fire that got out of control ended up destroying a storage building Saturday in Manchester.  Manchester firefighters were called to Sunset Beach just before 5:00 on Saturday afternoon to a fire at 18901 173rd Avenue.  Several household belongings in the building were lost.  Firefighters were on the scene for an hour.

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