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MVAOCOU fall sports athletes earn postseason honors
A handful of MVAOCOU fall sports athletes earned postseason honors for their performance this season. Junior Emily Kovarna was a second-team all-conference selection on the volleyball court. She led …
Lady Rams score big win
The MVAOCOU Lady Rams opened the 2021-2022 basketball season with a 91-66 victory over Boyer Valley on Nov. 23.Five players scored in double-figures led by Makynlee Yockey (15), Trista Ohlmeier (13), …
MVAOCOU volleyball team has busy end to season
The MVAOCOU volleyball team’s season came to an end on Oct. 18 as they fell to Lawton-Bronson in the first round of the regional tournament, 3-1. The Rams took the opening set 25-17 but the …
Rams rising but fall to Missouri Valley
The MVAOCOU Rams finished up their football season on Thursday, Oct. 21 at Bill Mac Field with a 14-6 loss to the Missouri Valley Big Reds. Down 6-0 and the defense playing well, the offense …
Rams finish their cross country season `
MVAOCOU finished their cross country season at the state qualifying meet in Orange City on Oct. 21.Hannah O’Connell was the top place finisher for the Rams as she placed 19th. She had a time of …
MVAOCOU boys and girls place third at WVC cross country meet
Both the MVAOCOU boys and girls placed third in the team standings at the Western Valley Conference cross country meet on Saturday, Oct. 16 and had six runners earn All-Conference honors and medals. …
Obituaries
Obituary...Hans George Witzel, 86
Hans George Witzel, 86, of Castana, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at home in Castana. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Mapleton, with …
Obituary...Dwight Clifford Swenson, 67
Dwight Clifford Swenson, 67, of Omaha, formerly of Soldier, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his residence, with his wife, Jeanne at his side.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. …
Obituary...Robert “Bob” Jochims, 80
Robert E. “Bob” Jochims, Sr., 80, of Ida Grove, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove. Robert E. “Bob” Jochims, Sr., the son of …
Obituary...Christine Callaghan, 88
Christine Callaghan passed away at the age of 88, she was the daughter of Erma Thompson and Ernest Keitges. She was born near Oto, Iowa on June 1, 1933. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School and …
Obituary...Norman H. Timm, 89
Norman H. Timm, 89, of Omaha, (formerly of Ute), passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, at the Omaha VA Medical Center in Omaha.Norman Henry Timm, son of Henry A. and Edna A. (Kiepe) Timm was born …
Obituary...Elfriede P. Paulsrud, 95
Elfriede P. Paulsrud, 95, of Danbury, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021, at her residence of Danbury.On December 7, 1925, Oskar and Theresia Hammer welcomed their new baby daughter, giving her …
Celebrations
Birthdays

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 …

Birthday… Charlene Pine

Charlene Pine will celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 3. An Open House is being held on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Danbury Shelter House, 100 4th St. from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate! No gift please. Cards …

Anniversaries

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 …

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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