Posted March 05, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Marcella Lestina

February 7, 1937 – March 4, 2014 Marcella Lestina, age 77, of 968-222nd Drive, rural Ogden, died March 4, 2014, at the Ogden Manor. A Graveside Service will be Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Squire Boone Cemetery, south of Boone. Burial will follow the service. Friends

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Posted March 05, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Jack Albert

March 4, 1949 – March 3, 2014 Jack Albert, age 64, of 1122-198th Road, died March 3, 2014, at the Boone County Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall with Rev. Helen Martin officiating. Burial will

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Posted March 05, 2014in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Boone, Clear Lake, Community Blogs, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Reclaiming California’s Diversity

If you ask a typical wine consumer to imagine a California red, they’ll almost certainly think of Cabernet Sauvignon. If you ask that same consumer to imagine a white, they’ll almost certainly think of Chardonnay. This is understandable. More than 500,000 acres of California farmland are dedicated to wine grapes,

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Posted March 05, 2014in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Community Featured, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

French country chicken

French country chicken is not a low fat, low carb or low flavor dish. It is French all the way. Serve this to impress company, for a special occasion or to show your amour that you really can cook. Make sure to use a white wine that is not sweet.

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Posted March 04, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Ruby Bell Zeigler

May 9, 1927 – March 2, 2014 Ruby Bell Zeigler, 86, a resident of the Madrid Home Communities, formerly of Kanawha, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 after a brief illness at the Boone County Hospital in Boone. In agreement with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

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Posted March 04, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Julie Ann Messerly

August 18, 1969 – March 2, 2014 Julie Messerly, age 44, of 925 West 8th Street, died March 2, 2014, at the Boone County Hospital. A Funeral Mass will be Friday, March 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart with Rev. Randy Schon officiating. Following

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Posted March 03, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Josephine Leora Johnson

April 15, 1926 – March 1, 2014 Josephine “Jo” Leora Johnson died peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at age 87 at the Madrid Home. In agreement with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service celebrating Jo’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March

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Posted February 27, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Emma L. Wilson

January 7, 1928 – February 23, 2014 Emma Lillian Wilson, 86, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Madrid Home in Madrid. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 28, at Iles Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel in Madrid. Funeral services will be held at

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Posted February 27, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Maxine Loehrer

July 6, 1919 – February 24, 2014 Maxine Loehrer, age 94, of Boone and the Hearthstone Memory Care Unit at the Eastern Star Masonic Home, died February 24, 2014, at the Care Unit. A Funeral Mass will be Friday, February 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the

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Posted February 26, 2014in Boone, Community Featured

Seasonal delights

I must admit, I’m a seasonal person at my favorite from-scratch bakery in downtown Boone. Right now, I’m looking forward to summer and BLT season. I can’t wait for the first truly warm day, soft rays of sunshine forcing my eyes to squint as I scoot in the door at

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