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HS Baseball/Softball: Results From Monday 6-12

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Class 2A 7th-ranked Beckman Blazer Baseball team improved their record to 13-5 with a doubleheader sweep of West Delaware at Jenk Field in Dyersville. Game one was scoreless until the 5th inning when a windstorm blew in to town. The Blazers were able to score 3 runs and hung on

HS Baseball/Softball: Weekend Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In Saturday softball and baseball scores from Saturday: Softball- Beckman 1, Bellevue Marquette 0 Beckman 4, West Liberty 2 Beckman 7, Anamosa 3 Cascade 14, Central Elkader 2 Cascade 6, HLV-Victor 1 Dubuque Hempstead 10, Maquoketa Valley 1                                                                    Jesup 4, Maquoketa Valley 0, Wildcats finished 4th at Jesup Invite Dubuque Hempstead

HS Baseball/Softball: Results from Wednesday 6-7

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Maquoketa Valley Wildcats improved their mark to 8-4 on the season with a doubleheader sweep of there rival Vikings of Ed-Co in Edgewood last night. The Wildcats beat the Vikings for the first time in regular season play since 2013. MV got the 14-7 win in game one after a

HS Baseball/Softball: Results From Tuesday 6-6

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Class 3A 7th-ranked West Delaware Softball team earned a split in a WaMaC conference doubleheader in Solon last night against the 3A 3rd-rated team. The Hawks jumped on the board early in game 1 with Solon coming back later in the game forcing extra innings. The game ended in the

David L. Gearhart – Dundee

David L. Gearhart,78, of Dundee, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at his home in rural Dundee.  David Lee Gearhart was born on January 29, 1939, at Willard Hospital in Manchester, the son of Vernon L. and Phyllis (LeClere) Gearhart.  He graduated from Edgewood High School with the class of 1957.  David then

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