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Large Tornado Brings Damage to Several Area Counties

Large Tornado Brings Damage to Several Area Counties

A large tornado touched down Wednesday night, making its way through several area counties. The National Weather Service issued the first tornado warning shortly after 6:30 pm based on radar-indicated rotation in Linn County. Funnel clouds with debris were spotted just south of Central City soon after. It was opening night at the Linn County

HS Softball/Baseball- Results From Tuesday 6-27

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In area high softball last night, our featured doubleheader from KMCH Sports took place in Cascade as the Monticello Panthers swept their River Valley Conference highway 151 rivals 11-6 in game one and 9-3 in the nightcap. The Panthers offense controlled the night by tallying 29 hits with great efforts by senior

Lee Brice at the Buchanan County Fair!

Lee Brice will be at the 2017 Buchanan County Fair on Saturday, July 8th, and we want you to be part of the VIP experience! All you need to do is listen all day on Monday, July 3rd. When you hear the Lee Brice sounder, just be caller number 7 on the studio line at

William J. Zimpher – Independence

William J. Zimpher, 75, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the ABCM Rehabilitation Center’s West Campus in Independence, Iowa. William was born on March 24, 1942 in Independence, Iowa the son of Bert and Alta N. (Beck) Zimpher. He attended the Independence Community Schools, and was employed in construction in the Independence

HS Baseball/Softball: Results From Monday 6-26

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Baseball team picked up a 4-2 win over Mount Vernon in game one last night at Exide Field. Kyle Wright, Dunston Werner, Jarod Harris, Nick Casey, Colton Reid, Reid Hogan and Mitchel Mangold all chipped in offensively. Hogan picked up the win on the mound as he and

HS Baseball/Softball: Results From Thursday 6-22

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Hawks Baseball team kept their record even at 12-12 with a WaMaC conference cross division doubleheader split in Marion last night. The Hawks fell in game one 6-2 but came back and took the nightcap 6-5 over the Class 3A        5th-ranked Indians. Elsewhere in area baseball last night: Calamus-Wheatland 3, Maquoketa

Merilyn L. Beebe – Independence

Independence –  Merilyn L. Beebe, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Lexington Estate in Independence.  She was born in Buchanan County, Iowa, on August 15, 1939, the daughter of Forrest and Elaine (Sickles) Payne.  She graduated from high school in Winthrop, Iowa, with the Class of 1957.  On

Terry L. Tripp, 71, of Delhi

Terry L. Tripp, 71, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his residence. He was born on June 30, 1945, in Charles City, the son of Elmer and Edna (Welch) Tripp. Terry was raised and educated in Charles City and graduated from Charles City High School in 1965. He then enlisted