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Bud Schuchmann – Strawberry Point

Bud Schuchmann, 91, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on April 11, 1925, in Strawberry Point, the son of Paul and Hilda (Schmidt) Schuchmann. Bud was raised and educated in country schools near Strawberry Point. On July 21, 1949, Bud was united

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Monticello Starts Season With Win

For Monticello Head Football Coach Wes Wilson, Friday night was the start of something new.  After a five-year stint as head coach at Maquoketa Valley, Coach Wilson took over at Monticello and guided his team to their season opening victory over Anamosa in a game that saw eight lead changes with a final score of


Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 8/29/16

AUGUST 29, 2016 BY TODD KIMM Class 4A 1. Dowling Catholic (1-0), LW #1 vs Urbandale 2. WDM Valley (1-0), LW #4 @ #8 Waukee 3. Cedar Rapids Washington (1-0), LW #5 vs CR Kennedy 4. Ankeny Centennial (1-0), LW #5 @ Ankeny 5. Pleasant Valley (1-0), LW #7 vs #7 Iowa City High 6.

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Hero Hustle Triathlon A Huge Success

The “Hero Hustle” sprint triathlon held Sunday in Manchester was a huge success: That’s Manchester Parks and Recreation Director Doug Foley.  93 individuals competed, along with 14 teams.  The race consisted of a 400 yard swim, 16 mile bike ride and a5k run.  The individual athletes did all three legs while the teams were made

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Jerome R. Keppler – Manchester

Jerome R. Keppler, 89, of Manchester, Iowa, was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, August 27, 2016, surrounded by his family.  He was born on July 25, 1927, near New Vienna, the son of Henry and Rose (Hoeger) Keppler.  Jerry was raised and educated in the Edgewood area. Jerry was united in marriage to

Robert “Bob” Turner – Cedar Rapids

Robert “Bob” Turner, 70, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Interment

Calvin Eugene Hook – Manchester

Calvin Eugene Hook, 86, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 29, 1930, in Greeley, Iowa, the son of Russell and Elsie (Brady) Hook. He was raised and educated in the Greeley area, and graduated from


Phillip Thyer – Independence

Independence –  Phillip C. Thyer, 67 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, August 22, 2016, at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was born on June 19, 1949, the son of Frank R. and Donna Mae (Schroeder) Thyer.  He graduated from West Central High School in Maynard, Iowa,

Calvin Hook – Manchester

Calvin Eugene Hook, 86, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services:  10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Manchester, Iowa.   Officiating: Rev. Phil Rogers. Visitation:  4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Leonard-Muller Funeral

Ed-Co Holds First Cross Country Meet Of Season

Here are the results for the cross country meet held at Ed-Co last night. Boys Team Results Starmont 24 South Winneshiek 39 Sumner-Fredricksburg 77 North Fayette Valley 103 Beckman  138 Individual Boys Derek Dietzenbach  South Winneshiek  18:21 Jacob Wessel  Ed-Co  18.31 Mitchell Hayes  Starmont 19:06 Girls Team Results South Winn 46 Central 85 Ed-Co 176