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Howard L. Haigh – Manchester

Howard L. Haigh, 98, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. Howard was born on July 10, 1918, at Hopkinton, the son of Walter Seth Haigh, Sr., and Ella Hannah (Milroy) Haigh. Howard graduated from Manchester High School.   On September 23, 1936, Howard was united in

HS Sports: Weekend Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Beckman Blazer Boys soccer team finished 3rd in the Class 1A field of the state tournament Saturday afternoon at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines. After losing a tight one via place kicks 5-3 for a 1-0 loss Friday afternoon, to eventual champion Iowa City Regina, in the semifinal. The top-seeded Blazers

HS Sports: Thursday 6-1 Results

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Hawks Baseball team traveled to Van Horne last night and won their 6th game in a row by winning the first contest 4-3 over Benton Community before losing the nightcap 7-3. Marshall McCarty picked up the W and Grant Morris led the offense with 2 hits and 2 RBI’s

Blanche E. Richter – Manchester

  Blanche E. Richter, 97, of Manchester, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Marietta’s Place, Manchester, Iowa. Visitation will be 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Earlville United Parish, Earlville, with funeral services beginning at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Jill Mack officiating.  Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Earlville. Blanche Eleanor Richter was born

HS Sports: Results from Wednesday 5-31

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In High School Softball last night: The West Delaware Hawks lost their first game of the season 2-0 in Oxford to Clear Creek-Amana in game one of the WaMaC conference cross division doubleheader. The Hawks came back in the 2nd game to win 9-0, improving their record to 7-1 and 3-1 in

HS Sports: Tuesday 5-30 Results

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In High School Baseball last night: The West Delaware Hawks improved to 3-1 with a sweep of Anamosa in their first two conference games of the season. The Hawks claimed the quick first game 11-1 in 5 innings. It was the 8th 10-run rule win for WD in the series over Anamosa

HS Sports: Tuesday Night Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Beckman Boys Soccer team won Saturday afternoon, beating Waterloo Columbus 4-0, to advance back to the state tournament later this week. The Blazers have the number one seed with a 17-1 mark and will face 7-9 Sioux Center on Thursday at noon. Regional play for girls soccer begins tonight for some

HS State Golf: Boys Results/Girls Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The boys golf state tournament took place Friday and Saturday. In Class 1A at Marshalltown: The East Buchanan Buccaneers won their third state title in a row by shooting a two round total of 614, 18 strokes better than 2nd place Algona Bishop Garrigan. Bucs all-stater senior Chris Cooksley tied for