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Sioux City schools refinancing move will save almost $3 million

The Sioux City School Board in a short special meeting Wednesday took one more action related to the refinancing. When substantial changes are made to existing school budgets in Iowa, they have to be approved publicly in a board meeting, so the school ... More Info...

Sinkhole on Northside of Sioux City filled within 90 minutes of being reported

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A sinkhole we showed you Tuesday night on the Northside of Sioux City on Terrace Place has been filled. Residents nearby say they had safety concerns about the hole since it was only two feet away from a utility pole with a transformer. More Info...

Chicago Steel go to deciding game in Clark Cup series against Sioux City

... had defeated the USHL Western Division champions Sioux City Musketeers 5-1 in Game 2 of the best-of-five series in Sioux City, Iowa, May 13, and won again 3-0 May 19 at the Fox Valley Ice Arena. Yet, they could not close out the Musketeers in Game 4 ... More Info...

WESTERN IOWA SHOWS SLOW POPULATION GROWTH

Sioux City’s growth rate was only two tenths of a percent at 82,872 in 229th place. That’s an increase of just 286 residents since April, 2010 with 209 since last July. Since 2010, 243 cities have gained population in Iowa, 652 have lost residents and ... More Info...

State board suspends Sioux City mental health counselor's license over relations

A state board has pulled a Sioux City mental health counselor's license following accusations he engaged in unethical, and improper, sexual contact with a client, and a former client. That violates Iowa code, and the American Counseling Association's code ... More Info...

Sioux City, IA 60 Second Forecast

Sioux City, IA 40 second local forecast from The Weather Channel. Current conditions, 5 day outlook, with highs, lows, and chance of rain Buzz60 1:08 More Info...

Planned Parenthood clinics are closing in Iowa after changes to Medicaid reimbur

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, based in Des Moines, has announced plans to close four of its 12 clinics in Iowa—three in the Diocese of Davenport and one in the Diocese of Sioux City. The clinics in Burlington, Keokuk and Sioux City will close ... More Info...

Flood Takes On Full Ownership Of Iowa Channel

In October 2016, Flood Communications of Omaha agreed to assume control of a low-power TV station in Sioux City, Iowa, for which he had only partial ownership interest. An FCC filing made Wednesday (5/24) formalizes how much money company owner Mike ... More Info...

Morning Bag Skate: Chicago Steel play deciding Game 5 against Sioux City in Clar

05 p.m. Tuesday in a deciding Game 5 of the Clark Cup Final at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The Geneva, Illinois-based USHL team is vying for their first championship while Sioux City are going for their fourth and first since 2002. In Hawks ... More Info...

Hawthorne Global Acquires Sioux City FBO

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has acquired JetSun Aviation Centre, an FBO located at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa. The facility has more than 100,000 sq. ft. of hangar space, a reception area, conference room, pilot’s lounge and flight ... More Info...


Will Cheap Pork Fuel This Summer's Grilling Season?

Americans go hog wild for pork as summer BBQ season kicks off. More Info...

Trimble to Acquire German Precision Ag Company

Trimble announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the privately held German-based Müller-Elektronik, which specializes in implement control and precision farming products. More Info...

John Phipps: Amazon, The New Country Store

Do you know your UPS driver’s spouse’s name? If so, you might be part of a quiet revolution in the most American of activities: shopping. More Info...

A call to help us strengthen the economic case for sustainability practices

Despite some good anecdotal information and several isolated field trial studies, the reality is we don’t have nearly enough information on the economic impacts – good or bad – of individual conservation practices. That means we cannot yet make an ironclad business case that will persuade the majori [...] More Info...

China Writes 117-Page Wish List for U.S. Trade

China has drawn up a list of concessions it says can help deliver a “win-win” trade relationship with the U.S.  The government wants to beef up infrastructure cooperation with the U.S. and accept greater imports of goods ranging from soybeans to aircraft, according to a 117-page do [...] More Info...

Weak Dollar Could Favor Dairy Farmers, Interest Hike on Horizon

Uncertainty in Washington is sending the dollar on a week of shaky trade. However, the currency found footing Wednesday as the Federal Reserve released meeting notes, signaling a June rate hike is likely. More Info...

States Report Dicamba Provides Poor Palmer Amaranth Control

As farmers across the Midwest prepare for postemergent spraying, southern states report new dicamba formulations won’t be a silver bullet to all weeds.  More Info...

Growing Understanding and Food Through Cooperation

Farmers in China confront plenty of pressures - some familiar to farmers everywhere, such as weather and the changing demands of consumers. Others show how much we can learn from the US, which has enjoyed success by embracing the potential of technology to improve agriculture. More Info...

Blue Evolution's Gift From the Sea - Part 1

Not only is seaweed famously nutrient dense, including micronutrients much like alfalfa does, the density is also highly bioavailable compared to many other food sources (such as spinach); on top of that, it is a highly cleansing, detoxifying food source. Will seaweed become more of a staple in the [...] More Info...

Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh Lends a Hand Pulling a Calf

From talking about the importance of drinking milk and pulling calves, Michigan’s head football coach is a big fan of dairy. More Info...

National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance Launches New Research Initiative

Last year, the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) unanimously voted to start a national checkoff program that would fund industry research. This week, this goal took a big step forward as NAFA announces  its first-ever request for proposals (RFP) for its U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research [...] More Info...

European Milk Production Again Goes Positive

EU exporters will get more aggressive as production surges in the second half of 2017.     ​ More Info...

Perdue Talks Farm Bill, Crop Insurance Before Budget Panel

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sat before the congressional panel that controls the purse strings, trying to explain the way President Trump’s proposed budget and the cuts that could impact agriculture. More Info...

New Interest In High Oleic Oil

New soybean option provides differentiation and market premiums More Info...

Rural Recruits Make Up Roughly Half of Military

Memorial Day is more than backyard cookouts and fireworks—it’s a day to honor those who served our country. More Info...

Indiana University Places $55 Million Environmental Bet

A new initiative, Prepared for Environmental Change, is the latest project funded through Indiana University’s Grand Challenges Program. IU plans to invest $55 million to develop actionable solutions for Indiana farmers, communities, businesses and individuals. More Info...

Stability Finally Comes to Butter Market

Second half Class III moves back above $17     More Info...

Are Your Cows Taking a Vacation?

Too much time away from their pen can cause a deficit in cows' daily time budget. More Info...

Traders Prepare For Post Memorial Day Weather

Grain markets are slightly higher as the US Dollar retests 2017 lows. US row crops are caught in a tug-o-war between farmer selling in Brazil due to the exchange rate of Real versus the US Dollar and the weather forecast that stays on the cool/wet side in the 11 to 14-day period. More Info...

What's Standing Hay Worth?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans. More Info...

Peter Martin: Strategy to Manage Transaction Risk

As you know, buying or selling a farm is a complex process that entails risk and reward for both parties. More Info...

American Countryside: Monument to a Pest

In the early 1900s, cotton was king around Enterprise, Ala., and much of the southern U.S. But a silent southern invasion was just beginning. More Info...

Trump's Budget Plan Calls for $200B in Infrastructure Repairs

President Trump’s federal budget is calling for a $3.6 trillion reduction in government spending over the next 10 years. Roughly $38 billion would be cuts from agriculture such as limits on crop insurance premiums. More Info...

Worst Weeds, Ranked

It’s no secret that weeds are a farmer’s enemy—but which weeds pose the biggest threat? The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) recently deployed a survey to nearly 200 weed scientist across North America to find out more about weeds in farmers’ fields.  More Info...

How Much Carbon Could Soils Release Amid Warming Climate?

At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, scientists are fully engaged in what they call a “deep soil warming experiment.” Their initial findings – soils could release much more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than previously expected if climate change contin [...] More Info...

Why SNAP Cuts Won't Be a Snap

President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost. More Info...

How to Mentally Prepare for the Summer Markets

2017 has been a difficult year to analyze the markets, according to Jim Bower, president of Bower Trading. More Info...

5 Ways to Improve Your Farm's Strategy

As the leader of your operation, you need to provide the direction for your team. Here are a few tactics you can apply to your business planning.  More Info...

China's Agricultural Dilemma

To meet the ballooning demand from China’s newly wealthy middle class for a greater variety of foods such as meat, fruit and vegetables, China needs bigger, more efficient and safer farms. But that poses a huge dilemma for the state: if it allows all these little plots to be consolidated, it [...] More Info...

Three Ways to Stay Objective in a Weather Market

After nearly 40 years in the commodity market business, Bob Utterback, founder of Utterback Marketing Services, has seen his fair share of weather scares. More Info...

ChemChina and SinoChem Re-enter Merger Discussions

Chinese state-owned Sinochem and ChemChina are in merger talks to create the world's biggest industrial chemicals firm, to be headed by Sinochem chief Ning Gaoning, four people with knowledge of the negotiations said.  More Info...

Could Bunge Be an Encore for Glencore?

Some four years after the commodities giant completed its merger with Xstrata Ltd., the Swiss company has honed in on its next multi-billion dollar target: Grain trader Bunge Ltd. More Info...

Bulging Inventories Chase Production Trend

Product markets soften as a result     More Info...

Trump directly scolds NATO allies, says they owe 'massive' sums

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks like this week's Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants.

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In blow to Trump, U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban

(Reuters) - In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, a U.S. appeals court refused on Thursday to reinstate his temporary travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations, setting the stage for a possible legal showdown in the Supreme Court.

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House panel chairman says FBI declines for now to meet request for Comey-linked

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has declined for now to give the House Oversight Committee documents it had requested regarding communications between former FBI chief James Comey and President Donald Trump, the head of the panel said on Thursday.

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Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that "deeply troubling" leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police briefly stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies.

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Trump officials under fire over vague tax proposals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Missing from President Donald Trump's budget proposal this week was an annual report, known as the Green Book, that presidents have issued for many years to spell out their tax goals in detail, an omission that tax experts called telling.

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U.S. warship drill meant to defy China's claim over artificial island -officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. warship carried out a "maneuvering drill" when it sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, to show Beijing it was not entitled to a territorial sea around it, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

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Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump's Montana test

MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana Republican running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat was charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls opened on Thursday for a special election that could test President Donald Trump's political clout.

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OPEC, non-OPEC extend oil output cut by nine months to fight glut

VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and non-members led by Russia decided on Thursday to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018 as they battle a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in the past three years.

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Exclusive: Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. A column of elite troops quickly descended to put the mutiny down. The rebels were running out of ammunition and the armories had been locked.

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Not a little list: EU draws up Brexit bill

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will next month demand Britain agree to pay a fixed percentage of the EU's outstanding obligations on the day it leaves the bloc, in defiance of a British rejection of that logic as "preposterous".

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Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump's Montana test

MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana Republican running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat was charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls opened on Thursday for a special election that could test President Donald Trump's political clout.

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U.S. says three N.Y. prison guards sexually assaulted female inmates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three male prison guards repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped several female inmates under their supervision at a federal detention center in New York over time periods of up to three years, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

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Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to contemplate risk

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returned on Thursday to Harvard University, the school he dropped out of to start the pioneering social network, to urge its graduating class to help create a new social safety net to allow creative risk-taking.

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Protest in New York over Palestinian-American graduation speaker

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of right-wing demonstrators, including far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, gathered in New York on Thursday to protest a university's decision to invite a Palestinian-American activist to deliver its graduation speech next week.

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Web of tracks, switches complicates NY Penn Station summer repairs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Down in a damp, cavernous space beneath the western end of New York's Pennsylvania station, national rail operator Amtrak showed on Thursday the three tracks it will take offline for emergency repairs, outlining the complicated operation.

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Unions sue to stop Kentucky's 'right-to-work' law

LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Two labor groups filed a lawsuit in a Kentucky court on Thursday challenging the so-called right-to-work law the state legislature passed earlier this year.

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Alabama inmate seeks to avoid execution for eighth time

(Reuters) - A 75-year-old Alabama prisoner set to die on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block his eighth execution date, arguing that his lawyer should be allowed a cellphone in the death chamber in case the lethal injection is botched.

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Civil rights group sues in U.S. court over immigration detention

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court on Thursday, seeking records the civil rights group contends provide accounts of hunger strikes at immigration detention facilities.

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New Jersey town settles lawsuit brought by U.S. over rejected mosque

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New Jersey town has reached a settlement with the U.S. government and a local Islamic group to resolve allegations that the town illegally denied plans for a proposed mosque.

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St. Thomas Orthodox Church

1100 Jones St (11th),  Sioux City, IA 51105
(712) 258-7166 Feature

First Presbyterian Church

608 Nebraska St,  Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 255-8919 Feature

2032 S Cypress St (4th Avenue),  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-2667 Feature

3012 Jackson St,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 277-2949 Feature

First Lutheran Church

3939 Cheyenne Blvd,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 239-3942 Feature

Congregation Beth Shalom

815 38th St,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 255-1990 Feature

700 S Martha St,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-2511 Feature

4242 Natalia Way,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-6281 Feature

Central Baptist Church

4001 Indian Hills Dr,  Sioux City, IA 51108
(712) 239-1000 Feature

First Christian Church

2101 Jackson St (21st St),  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 258-6843 Feature

St. John Lutheran

2801 Jackson St,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 277-3945 Feature

Mayflower Congregational UCC

1407 W 18th St (Rebecca St),  Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 258-8278 Feature

Morningside Church of Christ

5015 Garretson Ave,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-2713 Feature

Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints

1201 W Clifton Ave,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 255-9567 Feature

4001 Indian Hills Dr,  Sioux City, IA 51108
(712) 560-7132 Feature

St. Luke Evangelical Luthern Church

2039 S Saint Aubin St (At 4th Ave.),  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-3346 Feature

4401 Central St,  Sioux City, IA 51108
(712) 239-1575 Feature

5601 Sunnybrook Dr,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-5814 Feature

Obituaries credit to: KTIV

Frances L. Schmeling, 93, Mapleton, Iowa

Frances was born on January 15, 1924 and passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Frances was a resident of Mapleton, Iowa at the time of passing. Frances graduated from Mapleton High School in 1942. More Info...

Steve Kendrick, 63, Carroll, Iowa

Steve passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Steve was a resident of Carroll, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Jerry Hauser, 75, Carroll, Iowa

Jerry was born on December 20, 1941 and passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Jerry was a resident of Carroll, Iowa at the time of passing. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll with Fr. Burial will be in the Carroll City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 5:00 P.M. on Monday where there will be a Christian Wake Service held at 7:00 P.M. The... More Info...

Alma Reinhart, 95, Carroll, Iowa

Alma was born on August 10, 1921 and passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Alma was a resident of Carroll, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Roland J. Kurth, 90, Hartley, Iowa

Roland passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Roland was a resident of Hartley, Iowa at the time of passing. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Primghar. Visitation will be after 5 P.M. Friday with the family present from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday and a Scripture Wake service at 7:00 P.M. Friday all at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Primghar. Visitation will be after 5 P.M. Friday with the family present from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday... More Info...

Merle Clarence Larson, 91, Elk Horn, Iowa

Merle was born on November 25, 1925 and passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Merle was a resident of Elk Horn, Iowa at the time of passing. Merle attended school in Clear Lake, and worked side-by-side with his dad and older brothers in the family masonry business, Larson Masonry, started in 1908 by his dad. He was inducted into the Navy during WWII in February 1944 at the age of 18. He served aboard the USS Battleship Iowa in the South Pacific until his Honorable Discharge in January 1946. ... More Info...

Edward Fasbender, 73, Carroll, Iowa

Edward was born on December 14, 1943 and passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Edward was a resident of Carroll, Iowa at the time of passing. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. The Breda American Legion will form an honor guard for the funeral mass. Burial will be in the Carroll City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 5 p.m. on Wednesday where there will be a Christian... More Info...

Velma Tesch, 81, Milford, Iowa

Velma was born on April 12, 1936 and passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Velma was a resident of Milford, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Charles Headlee, 76, Coon Rapids, Iowa

Charles passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Charles was a resident of Coon Rapids, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Brenda Morlan, 64, Onawa, Iowa

Brenda Morlan Brenda Morlan, 64, of Onawa, Iowa, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M., officiated by Pastor Michael Lewis. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa. Brenda Kaye was born on June 29, 1952, in Onawa, the daughter of Curt and Delores (Clark) Madsen. She graduated from West Harrison High... More Info...

Susan L. Newman, 71, Fort Calhoun, Nebraska

Susan L. Newman Newman, Susan L., age 71 of Fort Calhoun, NE Born: February 20, 1946, Omaha, NE Died: May 21, 2017, Fort Calhoun, NE Preceded in Death by: parents, Bill and Ellen Ann Hawkins, sister, Cathy, brother, Paul. Survived by: sons, Chris (Janel) Nelson, Matt (Amie) Nelson, both of Fort Calhoun, NE, Ben (Jamie) Nelson, Omaha, NE, Ethan Newman, Lincoln, NE, sister, Judy Boyd, Blair, NE, 10 loving grandchildren, 3 nieces, 4 nephews. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017 with... More Info...

Bill Shreve, 88, Salix, Iowa

Bill Shreve Bill Shreve, 88, of Salix, Iowa, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Pioneer Valley Living and Rehab in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the church with a scriptural prayer service at 7:00 P.M. A funeral mass will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Salix, with Father Michael Erpelding, Celebrant, officiating. Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery in... More Info...

Leon Pletchette, 80, Carroll, Iowa

Leon was born on December 6, 1936 and passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Leon was a resident of Carroll, Iowa at the time of passing. He spent his younger years in the Willey community and attended St. Mary's School, also in Willey. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Willey. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday at the St. Mary's Parish Hall in Willey, and... More Info...

Eugene Heithoff, 96, Templeton, Iowa

Eugene was born on April 12, 1921 and passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Eugene was a resident of Templeton, Iowa at the time of passing. He grew up near Templeton, and he attended Sacred Heart School. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Templeton. Burial will be in the parish cemetery with military honors conducted by the Dedham American Legion. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll... More Info...

Denise Howard, 64, Pisgah, Iowa

Denise Howard Denise Lanette Howard was born on February 27, 1953 in Pisgah, Iowa to Everette and Carolyn (Carrigan) Howard. In 1959, Denise became a resident of the Woodward State Hospital in Woodward, Iowa. During the time she was in Woodward she would spend almost six months at home with her family. In August of 1977, she returned to Davenport to live with her parents. She worked at a handicap developmental center for a number of years. Denise loved to mow the lawn, drive her golf cart, work on... More Info...


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