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Starmont CC Invite Results

Springville won the Starmont Girls Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday.  Cascade came in 2nd; CPU 3rd; North Linn 4th; Ed-Co 9th; Starmont 13th; Western Dubuque 15th; West Delaware 16th; Independence 18th; Beckman 19th.  Center Point-Urbana Freshman Adrianna Katcher was the overall winner with a time of 19:11.  Hannah Bridgewater of North Linn finished 9th; Ed-Co’s

Leland D. Hansen – Independence,

Independence –  Leland D. Hansen, 66 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, September 12, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa.  He was born on October 14, 1949, in Pipestone, Minnesota, the son of Leo Henry and Margaret Leona (Boldt) Hansen.  He graduated from high school in Independence.  On September


Chapman Wins Gold At PABCON Doubles

Team USA’s AJ Chapman and his partner John Szczerbinski claimed the Doubles gold medal at the 2016 Pan American Bowling Confederation Adult Championships on Tuesday .  The Manchester native and West Delaware alum rolled a  six-game total of 1,398 which lifted him and Szczerbinski to a 2,786 winning total. The victory marked the first medal of any

Velma Irene Cook – Manchester

Velma Irene Cook, 91, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. She was born on September 10, 1924, in rural Manchester, the daughter of Frank and Florence (Chambers) Elsbury. Velma attended Manchester and Colesburg rural schools. On November 2, 1946, Velma was united in marriage to

Burton K. Van Horn – Independence

Independence –  Burton K. Van Horn, 61 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on April 22, 1955, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the son of Harry Eldon and Evelyn Joyce (Black) Van Horn.  He graduated from high school in Independence with


Latest HS Volleyball Rankings

Third Iowa Girls High School Volleyball Rankings Compiled By The IGHSAU (Sept 8, 2016) Class 1A   School Record LW 1 Janesville 4-4 1 2 Tripoli 3-2 2 3 Springville 6-3 4 4 Grand View Christian 8-4 5 5 Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 4-2 3 6 Holy Trinity Catholic 3-0 8 7 Hudson 11-1 13


Latest Radio Iowa Football Poll

Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/5/16 SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 BY TODD KIMM Class 4A 1. Dowling Catholic (2-0), LW #1 @ #2 Valley 2. WDM Valley (2-0), LW #2 vs #1 Dowling 3. Cedar Rapids Washington (2-0), LW #3 @ #9 Bettendorf 4. Ankeny Centennial (2-0), LW #4 vs DSM Roosevelt 5. Lewis Central

Robert M. O’Dell – Manchester

Robert M. O’Dell, 94, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. He was born on August 7, 1922, in Manchester, the son of Frank and Lillian (Rippon) O’Dell. He was raised and educated in Manchester. Robert graduated from high school in Mexico, Missouri. He served honorably

Billy “Brownie” A. Bleadorn – Monticello

Billy “Brownie” A. Bleadorn, 78, of Monticello died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at his home in Monticello. Visitation will be held from 2:00 6:00 pm Friday, September 9, 2016, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. A meal will be served following at the