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Berniece Moulton – Hopkinton

Berniece Moulton, age 95, of Hopkinton, died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at her home.  Services for Berniece will be held 11:00 Saturday morning, November 15, 2014 at Buck Creek Methodist Church where friends may call after 10 a.m.  There will be a luncheon following the service.  Berniece’s Birthday would be this Sunday so if you

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Winter Arriving in Iowa…

Winter will be making an appearance this week. The first snow of the season is making its way into the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Skow says most of the snow will stay to our north into Minnesota. Forecasters says most areas won’t have enough snow to build a snowman – or hardly even

Vaunda L. Kress – Independence

Vaunda L. Kress, 84 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was born on November 23, 1929, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of William Darius and Cecil Joyce (McAtee) Pauley. She graduated from high school in Brandon, Iowa,

Arvin “Keith” Harbaugh – Strawberry Point

  Arvin “Keith” Harbaugh, 86, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Gernand Center in Strawberry Point. He was born on May 11, 1928, near Colesburg, the son of Ezra and Myrtle (Chase) Harbaugh.  He grew up in the Colesburg, Elkader, Garnavillo, and Edgewood areas and attended country school through the

Edith Forsythe – Independence

Independence –  Edith M. Forsythe, 80 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, November 8, 2013, at ABCM Rehab. Independence – West, in Independence.  She was born on September 27, 1934, in Independence, the daughter of Glenn and Bertha Caroline (Quinn) Frank.  She graduated from St. John’s Catholic School in Independence.  On January 31,

Charmion Petsche – Urbana, formerly of Fayette

Charmion Petsche 88, of Urbana, formerly of Fayette, passed to her eternal reward in heaven to join her baby daughter, Mary Ann on Friday, November 07, 2014, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, IA.   Charmion was born May 27, 1926, in Strawberry Point, Iowa, the fourth of 13 children born to Jack and Daisy

Alberta Lucille Ronnebaum – Earlville

Alberta Lucille Ronnebaum, 89, of Earlville, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 10, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Earlville, where there will be a


WaMaC All Conference VB Teams Announced

East Division All WaMaC Volleyball Team: * Unanimous Selection 1st Team: *Emily Thole, So, West Delaware *Carlee Ketchum, Jr, West Delaware *Jordan Smith, Sr, Solon *Jordan Runge, Sr, Solon Addison Brooks, Jr, West Delaware Morgan Melchert, Sr, Mount Vernon Kaitlyn Volesky, So, Mount Vernon Brooke Klostermann, Sr, Beckman Catholic Megan Maahs, Jr, Western Dubuque 2nd

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Vandals Damage Jones County Veterans Memorial

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) – Vandals have damaged a veterans memorial that stands in front of the Jones County Courthouse in Anamosa. County auditor Janine Sulzner discovered the damage a little after 6 a.m. Tuesday. An American flag and other flags that stood around the memorial were stolen or cut up. They included flags for Iowa

Clare Sloan – Brandon

Brandon  –  Clare Sloan, 89 years old, of rural Brandon, Iowa, died on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.  He was born on September 24, 1925, in Buchanan County, near Rowley, Iowa, the son of Will Azotus and Esther Nellie (Miller) Sloan.  He graduated from high school in Brandon with

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