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Rams open up 2021 track season
The MVAOCOU track team kicked off the 2021 season on March 25 as they traveled to Carroll for the Carroll Early Bird meet. Will Forbes … Read More
Sisters on the Court
The three granddaughters of Bob and Wanda Andre of Mapleton were all major contributors to the varsity basketball program at West … Read More
MVAO grads Fundermann and McKibben apart of National runner-up relay
Eight qualifiers and five National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ All-American awards. A percentage that Morningside … Read More
Western Valley All-Conference basketball honors
The Western Valley Conference all-conference basketball teams were released last week and two MVAOCOU players landed on second-team … Read More
A Stronger Scott returns to State
After wrestling at the State Wrestling Tournament last year (2020) as a freshman, MVAOCOU’s Kolby Scott knew he had to get stronger. … Read More
Scott brings home medal from State
It was busy State Wrestling Tournament for Kolby Scott as he earned his first state medal at 170 lbs. in Class 1A. Scott opened the … Read More
Obituaries
Obituary...Lola Smith, 88
Lola Eileen (Shanahan) Smith was born in the town of Ute on May 28, 1932 to John and Ruth Shanahan. She passed away peacefully, on … Read More
Obituary...Lucy Adele Brenner, 97
Lucy Adele (Friday) Brenner, 97, of Mapleton, passed away on Monday, March 22, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting.  Adele was … Read More
Obituary...Loretta Jane Petersen, 100
Loretta Jane Petersen was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Manilla, Iowa, and passed away on March 17, 2021, in Loveland, Colo. Loretta … Read More
Obituary...Donald V. Barnes, 77
Donald ‘Don’ Barnes, 77, of Bode, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at home surrounded by family following a lengthy … Read More
Obituary...Nora Jane Parr, 75
Nora Jane (Norby) Parr, 75, of Castana, passed away March 11, 2021, after courageously battling heart problems, with family members by … Read More
Obituary...Valerie Timm, 77
Valerie Lee Timm, 77, of Ute, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at the Willow Dale Wellness Village of Battle Creek.A … Read More
Celebrations
Birthdays

80th Birthday Myrna Gosch

Myrna Gosch celebrated her 80th birthday on Jan. 9. A card shower is being held by her children, Brenda (Mark) Schaben of Sergeant Bluff, Denise Gosch of Lakeland, Fla., Kevin (Suzie) Gosch of …

Loretta Petersen-Arnold 100th birthday celebration

The family of Loretta Petersen-Arnold is hosting a drive by celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 22, to celebrate her 100th birthday. Loretta will be in sitting in her driveway and …

Anniversaries

Lees celebrate 50 years

Ron and Sharon Lee of Moorhead will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 12.Their family, Tammy and Harold Lee of LeMars; Kristi and Dave Little of Soldier; Angie Winegar of Omaha, Neb.; …

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

Four generations

With the recent birth of Tucker Berry, four generations of the family gathered together. Pictured are, on the left, Great-Grandpa Joe Fleck of Rodney; on the right, Grandpa Earl DeVries of Little …

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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