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Year in Review of 2020 - Part 1

The year 2020 has been anything but normal. A number of events and activities the Mapleton Press normally covers were canceled in 2020, like school spring concerts, high school spring sports, big …
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MVAOCOU wrestlers start 2021 with conference dual
The Rams traveled to Lawton on Jan. 7 for a conference dual against Kingsley-Pierson and West Monona. MVAOCOU fell to … Read More
MVAOCOU boys start 2021 with two wins
MVAOCOU Boys 63Alta-Aurelia 60Jan. 5The Rams started 2021 with an exciting 63-60 overtime victory over Alta-Aurelia on Jan. 5. The … Read More
MVAOCOU wrestlers have busy end to 2020
MVAOCOU wrestling hit the road on Dec. 15 for a non-conference triangular against LeMars and Western Christian. The Rams won two … Read More
MVAOCOU fall to Woodbury Central on the basketball court
MVAOCOU 29Woodbury Central 68GirlsDec. 15Woodbury Central used a 27-point halftime lead to cruise to a 68-29 victory over MVAOCOU on … Read More
Lady Rams hit last second shot to beat the Falcons
MVAOCOU 20OA-BCIG 74Dec. 8Emily Kovarna hit the game-winning basket at the buzzer as MVAOCOU beat OA-BCIG, 47-46, on Dec. 8.“I was … Read More
MVAOCOU boys drop a pair of games
MVAOCOU 20Cherokee 62Dec. 7Cherokee Washington scored 23 points in the first quarter on their way to beating MVAOCOU, 62-20, in a … Read More
Obituary...Ronald “Ron” Uhl, 85
Ronald J. “Ron” Uhl, 85, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will … Read More
Death Notice...Cleo E. Seuntjens, 80
Cleo E. Seuntjens, 80, of Danbury (formerly of Omaha, Neb.), passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at the Maple Heights Nursing Home … Read More
Obituary...L.J. “Swede” Aronson, 88
L.J. “Swede” Aronson, 88, of Ute, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at the MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center of Sioux City.A … Read More
Obituary...Donald “Jack” A. Parr, 77
Donald “Jack” A. Parr, 77, of Castana, passed away Dec. 19, 2020, at Pleasant View Care Center, Whiting.Donald Amos was born March … Read More
Obituary...Bill Aldag, 79
William “Bill” Gordon Aldag was born to Gordon and Erma (Jahn) Aldag on May 22, 1941, at their homeplace in rural Ida County. He … Read More
Obituary...Dorothy Clausen, 93
Dorothy Clausen, 93, of Lake View, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at Black Hawk Life Care Center in Lake View following a … Read More

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 …


Carritts celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Fred “Jim” and Marla Carritt will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 12. They were married in Mapleton on Dec. 12, 1970. Jim is the son of Harold and Arlene …


Goslar, Gustin announce upcoming wedding

Whitney Goslar and Robert Gustin announce their upcoming wedding. Their wedding will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton. Parents are Mitch and Amanda …


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 …


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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