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IHSBCA Pre-Season Rankings.

IHSBCA Pre-Season Rankings.

Here are the 2017 Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) Pre-Season Rankings. Class 4A (2016 Record) Dowling, West Des Moines (30-11) Iowa City West (35-7) Johnston (29-11) Des Moines Roosevelt (33-11) Urbandale (29-11) Cedar Falls (22-19) Mason City (25-17) Cedar Rapids Jefferson (28-12) Lewis Central (32-6) Cedar Rapids Prairie (38-6)  Others: North Scott (27-13); West Des Moines

Lois Charlton – Manchester

Lois Darlene McCord Charlton, an amazing 88 year old mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully and gracefully on Friday, May 19, 2017.  A two-time resident of Manchester, Iowa, she embodied spirit and spunk right up until the end. Lois Darlene McCord Charlton (“Loi”) was born in Denison, Iowa, the youngest of three children born

Severe Afternoon Storms Quickly Move Through Eastern Iowa

Severe weather moved through the eastern Iowa late Wednesday afternoon, triggering several severe thunderstorm warnings. The storms quickly moved north, traveling at 50 to 60 miles per hour. In Clayton County a mile east of Monona, a house was damaged and a machine shed was destroyed. In Volga, large tree branches were reported down. And

Lee Bush – Manchester

Lee Bush, 74, of Manchester, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Visitation: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday May 19, 2017, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester.  Private family graveside services will be held at Brown Cemetery in Colesburg, Iowa. Lee was born April 6, 1943, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of

Louis Wessels – New Vienna

Louis C. Wessels (92) of New Vienna died peacefully at his home on May 16, 2017. Visitation will be held 3 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  A parish vigil service will be held at 4 pm and Edward W. Lake VFW Post 7736

Severe Weather To Possibly Impact Area This Afternoon

Another round of severe weather could impact our area today.  The National Weather Service has put all of Eastern Iowa under an “enhanced” risk of storms late this afternoon and early evening.  KCRG TV-9 Meteorologist Kaj O’mera says the storms should start in south-central Iowa: As always keep up to date on the latest severe

Mary Reidy Knipp – Marshalltown

Mary Reidy Knipp, 94, of Marshalltown and formerly of Independence and Manchester, Iowa died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Iowa. Mary was born on February 15, 1923 in Monti, Iowa the daughter of John and Annie (Reilly) Monaghan. She was a 1941 graduate of the Winthrop High School, Winthrop,

Verla May Fern Bente – Garnavillo

Verla May Fern Bente, 71, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born November 17, 1945 in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Everd and Opal (Noack) Tuecke. Verla was raised and educated in the area graduating from Guttenberg High School in

Frank E. Gallup, Sr. – Independence

Independence –  Frank E. Gallup, Sr., died on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his home in rural Independence, Iowa.  He was born on June 13, 1935, in Buchanan County, near Littleton, Iowa, the son of Ross Lester and Pearl Elizabeth (Shaw) Gallup.  He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1953.  He