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Two local athletes earn honor
Morningside University’s 2021 men’s and women’s track and field teams and a combined group of seven men and women were awarded academic accolades from the United States Track and …
MVAOCOU baseball season comes to an end
Brady Seuntjens threw a one-hitter and had 15 strikeouts as MVAOCOU opened post season action with a 6-0 win over Missouri Valley on July 12. The Rams started the game with a run in the bottom of the …
Rams close out the 2021 softball season
The Lady Rams 2021 season came to an end on July 7 with a 12-1 loss to West Monona in the quarterfinals for the regional tournament. MVAOCOU’s only run came in the first inning when Makenna …
MVAOCOU boys have busy final week of the regular season
MVAOCOU started their final week of the regular season with two wins in the Western Valley Conference tournament to finish in fifth place. They beat River Valley, 6-1, on July 5 and the next night …
Post season action underway on the diamond
The MVAOCOU softball and baseball team entered into post season action this week. The Lady Rams will close out the regular season on July 2 with a 12-0 win over IKM-Manning. On Tuesday, July 6, …
MVAOCOU baseball team collects two more conference wins
MVAOCOU 10River Valley 4June 21River Valley scored three runs in the sixth inning but MVAOCOU scored two in the bottom of the inning to add to their lead as they got a 10-4 win on June 21. The Rams …
Obituaries
Obituary...Evelyn Clarke, 98
Evelyn Gertrude (Miller) Clarke passed away on March 3, 2020 at the age of 98. She was born on January 7, 1922 on her family’s farm near Oto, to Leatha (Moss) and Jarvis W. Miller.Evelyn met …
Obituary...Barbara Jean Mordhorst, 68
Barbara J. Mordhorst, 68, of Soldier, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021 at her residence.A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 23, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ute. Rev. Nathan …
Obituary...Charles F. Reed, 88
Charles F. Reed, 88, of Mapleton passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at UnityPoint- St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City. Charles Frederick was born January 10, 1933 in Onawa the son of Fred and …
Memorial Service... for Robert “Bob” Sulsberger
Robert “Bob” Sulsberger, 76, of Smithland, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at UnityPoint Health- St. Luke’s in Sioux City.A memorial graveside service will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, …
Celebration of Life...Laurie Petersen
Laurie L. Petersen, 53, of Battle Creek, passed away on January 17, at the MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City. A come and go Celebration of Life will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., …
Obituary...Michael D. Radloff, 59
Michael D. Radloff, 59, of Ute, passed away on Friday, June 25, at his residence in Ute.A Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 2, at the St. Clair Township Cemetery near Ute …
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Birthdays

Birthday…Ray Friedrichsen

An open house reception is being held for Ray Friedrichsen’s 90th birthday on Saturday, July 17 from 2-4 p.m. at the Mapleton Community Center. Ray is a former farmer, ball player, referee, …

Birthday…Bonnie Carlson

Bonnie Carlson will be celebrating her 80th birthday. A party is being held for her on Saturday, July 17 at the Ute Shelter House from 2-4 p.m.

Anniversaries

Anniversary…Glenn and Jerrie Wigg

Glenn and Jerrie Wigg will celebrate 50 years of marriage on April 24. They were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig by Rev. Fred Wiese. A Card Shower is being requested by their …

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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