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Rams improve but the Knights ride on
The Rams played their first Class 1A- District 8 football game from Carroll Stadium Friday, Sept. 17. The Knights got the best of this district contest on the turf field, winning 49-6, but the Rams …
Rams have two runners finish in the Top-10 at Woodbury Central Invitational
The MVAOCOU Rams cross country team competed at the Woodbury Central Invitational on Sept. 14 and had two runners place in the top-10. For the boys Kael Hamann placed sixth in 19:07.32. Hannah …
Rams pickup first win of the season
The MVAOCOU volleyball team started their busy week on the court with an exciting, 3-2, victory over Ar-We-Va on Sept. 13. The Rams won the first two-sets, 25-23 and 25-20 but the Rockets took the …
Rams drop first district game to Cherokee
The first few seconds didn’t go the Rams way as they faced Cherokee, Washington in the district opener on Friday, Sept. 10. A three and out followed by a one-play 71 yard touchdown.Mid-first …
Rams cross country team has good showing at big meets
The MVAOCOU cross country team competed in two meet last week as they traveled to Sibley on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and competed at the Tim Thomas Classic in Holstein on Saturday, Sept. 11Kael Hamann earned …
MVAOCOU drops a pair of games
MVAOCOU had dropped a pair of games as they played River Valley and Logan-Magnolia in a triangular on Sept. 7. The Rams lost to River Valley 25-11, 25-12, and 25-22. Emily Kovarna led the team with …
Obituaries
Obituary...Kathleen Kiepe, 77
Kathleen Mary (Besanson) Kiepe was born April 11, 1944 to the late Ward and Leah (Hartz) Besanson. She received her early education in Delmont, South Dakota and graduated from Charter Oak High …
Obituary...Lavone Witzel, 83
Lavone Lois Witzel, 83, of Castana, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Burgess Health Center in Onawa.A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 2021 at St. Matthew …
Obituary...Gary “Enier” Seuntjens, 76
Gary “Enier” Seuntjens, 76, of Danbury, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, at his residence.Gary “Enier” Seuntjens, the son of Andy and Ann (Reimer) Seuntjens, was …
Obituary...Rex Hasbrouck Jones, 88
Rex Hasbrouck Jones was born December 22, 1932, in Sioux City, to Wesley Louis Jones and Alice Lorine (Hasbrouck) Jones of Mapleton. He graduated from Mapleton High School and proceeded to Iowa State …
Obituary...John Paul “J.P.” Cook, 91
1SG John Paul “J.P.” Cook (ret), 91, of Mapleton, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021, at the Burgess Health Center in Onawa.John Paul “J.P.” Cook, the son of William F. …
Obituary...George “Tom” Thomas Pierce, 77
George “Tom” Pierce, 77, of Mapleton, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.George “Tom” Thomas Pierce, the son of Thomas M. and …
Celebrations
Birthdays

Creta Teut’s 90th Birthday

Creta Teut will be celebrating her 90th birthday with a celebration on Sunday, Aug. 29 from 1-4 p.m. at 219 East 4th Street in Ute. If you can’t make it, send a card to Creta at 219 East 4th …

Birthday… Charlene Pine

Charlene Pine will celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 3. An Open House is being held on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Danbury Shelter House, 100 4th St. from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate! No gift please. Cards …

Anniversaries

Butz’s 50th Anniversary

Steven & Clarita Butz of Ute will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary with an Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 28 at 110 W. 2nd Street, Ute, IA from 5-9 p.m. The party is being …

Engagements

Engagement: Shauna DeVries and Tony Berry

Shauna DeVries and Tony Berry of Sioux City are excited to announce their engagement to be married. An October 2020 wedding is being planned. Shauna is a registered nurse and is currently working at …

Births

Five Generations

With the birth of Paisley Schroeder, five generations of the family gathered together on Easter, April 4. Pictured in the front is Great-Great-Grandma Dorothy Ortner holding Paisley Schroeder. In the …

Weddings

Kolbe-Weed wed on June 6

Lisa Kolbe and Tanner Weed, both of Harlan, exchanged marriage vows on June 6, 2020, at The Stables at Copper Ridge on Denison. Rev. AL Hazelton performed the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. Parents …

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