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Western Valley All-Conference Baseball and Softball honors
At the conclusion of the 2022 baseball and softball season, players were recognized for their performance when the Western Valley All-Conference selections were announced.
Two local athletes earn honors
Morningside University’s men’s and women’s track and field programs and a combined seven student-athletes were among the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ academic honorees released on July 13.
Lady Rams fall in regional semi-finals
The MVAOCOU softball season came to an end on July 8 as they fell to West Monona, 13-1, in the regionals semi-finals.
Rams fall in first round of districts to end season
The baseball season came to end this past week for the Rams. They split their final two regular season games and fell in districts to OABCIG on July 2.
Lady Rams finish regular season with wins
MVAOCOU finished their regular season with two wins, but only had to play one game.
Melvin Goslar, 73
Melvin Lee Goslar, 73, of Ute passed away Monday, November 14, 2022 at Maple Heights Nursing Home, Mapleton. Melvin Lee was born November 2, 1949 in Ute, the son of William Earl Otto and Rosie …
Joann Mitchell, 86
Joann Mitchell, 86, of Ute, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa. Joann Jeanette (Hansen) Mitchell was born on April 3, 1936, to Nels and Lydia (Thygesen) …
Jason Ballweber, 50
Jason Ballweber, 50, of Danbury, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, at the Unity Point-St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Jason Douglas Ballweber was born on June 14, …
Cecelia Patterson, 83
Cecelia Rose “Rosie” Patterson, 83, of Danbury, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Cecelia Rose “Rosie” Patterson was born on …
David E. "Dave" Mauch, 62
David E. “Dave” Mauch, 62, of Mapleton, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Denison Care Center in Denison. David Edward “Dave” Mauch, the son of Darlene …
Phillip Walter Ketelsen, 80
Phillip Walter Ketelsen, son of Walter and Eldora (Meggers) Ketelsen, was born on September 19, 1942, on a farm northeast of Charter Oak. He was baptized and later confirmed his faith at St. John …

90th Birthday…Lorrie (Delores) Bumann

Lorrie (Delores) Bumann will be celebrating her 90th birthday.

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 …


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 …


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 …


Hailey Lynn Hanson

On March 9, 2022, Jaime Oberg-Hanson and Matthew Hanson of DeRidder, Louisiana, welcomed a baby girl, Hailey Lynn Hanson.

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