Posted May 22, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

God’s house

The Boone Open Bible Church is getting set for its fourth service trip to Tijuana, Mexico. Sixteen people from Boone Open Bible Church have already committed to the mission. They have raised travel money by working the Iowa State University football and basketball games in the concession stand, and an

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Posted May 22, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

Barn bling

They are the jewels of the Iowa countryside. Built strong and tall, and made to last. A new barn was always the pride of the farm in its day. Neighbors gathered to help build them and dance in them before the livestock moved in. They were designed with granaries to

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Posted May 22, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

By any other name

Such a tempting thing it is to borrow from “The Bard.” His words ring true centuries hence and come softly to mind upon our first visit to a new establishment in a familiar place. “A rose by another name would smell as sweet,” I thought to myself at the conclusion

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Posted May 22, 2013in Advice Column, Boone

Do our actions show our appreciation for the environment?

As I rode to a meeting out of town this past month, I made a comment about the amount of garbage that was along the roadsides. A lot of this really shows up after the spring thaw. Driving along I was reminded of a PBS documentary about the beginning of

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Posted May 22, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

Meet Annie Carpenter

Annie Carpenter had other plans when she left Boone after graduating in 1995. “I was like so many of these students; I was going to leave, and I was never coming back,” she recalls. Carpenter headed first to the University of Iowa where she earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics,

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Posted May 21, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Ferne Sturtz

March 11, 1919 – May 19, 2013 Ferne Sturtz, age 94, of Boone, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, May 24, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 712 12th Street in

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Posted May 21, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

John McGinn

August 8, 1939 – May 18, 2013 John McGinn, age 73, of 1715 Tama Street, passed away on May 18, 2013, at his home in Boone. Following his wishes, his body has been cremated and no Memorial Services will be held. John was born on August 8, 1939, to John

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Posted May 16, 2013in Boone, Community Web Exclusives, Web Exclusives

Dale Siems to be Honored at Greenhouse Dedication

Dale Siems, past Board President and Board member of the Iowa Arboretum, will be honored on May 18, 2013 at 1pm for his community service.  Dale was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sherman Nursery in Charles City.  He was instrumental in gathering the resources to build the state-of-the-art

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Posted May 16, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Christopher Ryan Kendall

November 3, 1990 – May 12, 2013 Christopher R. “Chris” Kendall, 22, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Woodward, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 17, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Marcus Badgley officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope

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Posted May 16, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Cleone Johnson

September 15, 1938 – May 11, 2013 Cleone Johnson, age 74, of 1804 Tama Street, died at her home on May 11, 2013. She gifted her body to Des Moines University in Des Moines. Following the study, her body will be cremated and a graveside service and burial will be

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