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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.
Memorial Service for Fredric Moeller
A Memorial Service for Fredric “Rick” Moeller will be held on July 29, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Charter Oak.
Obituary...Elaine Jones, 84
Elaine Jones, 84, formerly of Mapleton, passed away March 3, 2022 with her family by her side.Elaine was born on June 29, 1937 in Mapleton, to Dutch and Leona Kraft. She graduated as valedictorian of …
Obituary...Shirley L. Theobald, 93
Shirley (Sankey) Theo-bald, daughter of H.L. “Pete” and Goldie (Bresler) Sankey, was born on August 9, 1928. After living the majority of her life in Ute, she passed away at the Maple …
Obituary...Emma Jean Castle, 84
Emma Jean Castle, 84, of Mapleton, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton.Emma “Jean” Mann was born on April 4, 1938, to David and Alice …
Obituary...Harvey E. Hanson, 80
Harvey E. Hanson was born May 22, 1941, to Elvin and Hazel (Riddle) Hanson. He went to be with his Lord on January 28, 2022, at the age of 80.A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, …
Obituary...Marilyn Jones, 88
Marilyn Lou (Leonard) Jones was born September 19, 1933, in Woodbine, to Ralph and Helen Leonard. She graduated from Mapleton High School and then attended St. Luke’s Nursing School. She …

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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