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WD Speech Students Honored At Awards Night

WD Speech Students Honored At Awards Night

West Delaware Speech Students were honored at the annual end the season awards night Tuesday night.  Coach Abby Osborne said it was a great year for the speech team: Awards handed out for the evening included the “Friend of Speech” award, which went to the West Delaware Transportation Department; The Rookie Award was given to


Highway 20 Chase leads To Accident

A chase on Highway 20 Tuesday night led to an accident that sent two people, including a Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputy to the hospital.   According the Iowa State Patrol, Deputy Clayton Miller was in pursuit of a vehicle driven by 25 year old Kyle Schmitt of Sherrill when Schmitt crossed the median into oncoming traffic. 

Dr. Jacob J. Hotz – Strawberry Point

Dr. Jacob J. Hotz, 93, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Traditions of West Union in West Union, Iowa. He was born on December 20, 1922, in Gary Indiana, the son of Jacob John and Leta Ellen (Bender) Hotz. Jacob attended Iowa City High School and graduated in 1940.

Arlene M. Conrad – Dyersville

Arlene M. Conrad, 79, of Dyersville and formerly of North Buena Vista, entered into eternal peace Monday, April 4, 2016, at Oak Park Place Memory Care Unit, Dubuque. Visitation will be held from 8 – 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. A Mass of Christian

Donald F. Helle – Dyersville

Donald F. Helle, 87, of Dyersville, Iowa died Monday, April 4, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center, Dyersville, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday from


Time Capsule Opened At West Delaware

36 years ago, Dick Justice, who at the time was the Grounds Superintendent at West Delaware High School knew that there was something special in one of the pillars that led up to the entrance of the old West Delaware high school, then known as “The Annex”.   Fast forward to 2009, when the Annex

Betty Robison of Independence

Independence –  Betty E. Robison, 89 years old, of Independence, Iowa, formerly of rural Walker, Iowa, died on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Lexington Estate in Independence.  She was born on February 12, 1927 in Troy Mills, Iowa, the daughter of Dean and Kathryn (Strang) Keller.  She graduated from high school in Independence.  On December

Ella Wernimont – Hopkinton

Ella Wernimont, age 81, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Joan and Ed Hemphill Hospice in Unity Point Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 Tuesday morning, April 5, 2016 at the St. Luke Catholic Church, Hopkinton where visitation will begin on Monday afternoon at 4:00 with the Parish Vigil

Iowa Guard Andrew Fleming To Transfer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa says freshman guard Andrew Fleming has been released from his scholarship so he can transfer to another school.Fleming averaged 2.2 points and one assist in 11 games last season. Fleming says he is seeking a “better situation” for his college career. Fleming is the second Hawkeye in as many