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Ivan J. Steinbeck – Independence

Independence –  Ivan J. Steinbeck, 85 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, January 11, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on November 10, 1930, in Westburg Township of Buchanan County, Iowa, the son of James Washington and Ruth Viola (Boots) Steinbeck.  He graduated from high school in

Donald J. Keenan – Delhi

Donald J. Keenan, 70, of Delhi, Iowa, died Sunday, January 10, 2016. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with a 6:00 p.m. Scripture Service. A Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016, at

Olivia “Ollie” Kay Bruns – Elkader

Olivia “Ollie” Kay Bruns, 70, of Elkader, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, following a sudden illness. Ollie was born December 7, 1945, in Oelwein, the daughter of Francis “Doc” O’Donnell and Virginia M. (Slick) O’Donnell. She was raised and educated in the Strawberry Point

Everett C. (Duke) Hunt – Earlville

Everett C. (Duke) Hunt, 87, of Earlville, Iowa, died Thursday, January 7, 2016. Visitation will be held from 2:00- 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville. A Funeral Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016, at Earlville United Parish, Earlville, with visitation

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Inmate Attacks Guard At Anamosa Prison

State prison officials say an inmate attacked a correctional officer in Anamosa Wednesday. Matthew Eivins, spokesperson for the Anamosa State Penitentiary, says it happened shortly after 5 p.m. in the facility’s L-U-B Living Unit.  Although the Department of Corrections is calling the incident a “serious assault,” the officer was not seriously injured.  The correctional officer

Leona R. “Lee” Greenley – Independence

Leona R. “Lee” Greenley, 100 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, January 4, 20156, at Lexington Estates in Independence. She was born on August 12, 1915, in Palmer, Iowa, the daughter of Edward John and Clara (Schom) Aden. Following high school, she earned her teaching certificate at the Iowa State Teachers College in

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HS Basketball: Results From Tuesday 1-5

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The second half of the High School Sports Winter Broadcast season began with an area girls and boys doubleheader at North Linn last night. The Lynx swept the visiting Maquoketa Valley Wildcats in both varsity contests. The girls held on 48-41 while the boys cruised 84-40. KMCH Sports Director has the

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Randy Kelchen – Dundee

Randy Kelchen, 57, of Dundee, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2016, at his home in rural Dundee.  Randy was born on July 6, 1958, in Manchester, the son of Ernest and Irma (Maiers) Kelchen.  Randy was raised on his family’s farm and was a 1977 West Delaware High School graduate.   On December

Jack Swarts – Independence

Jack D. Swarts, 93, of Independence, Iowa died Monday morning, January 4, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA. Jack was born on December 5, 1922 in Oelwein, Iowa the son of Martin A. and Sara E. (Davis) Swarts. He was a 1941 graduate of the Independence High School, Independence, IA. On

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