Posted June 06, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Steven “Vern” Crouthamel

February 17, 1950 – June 4, 2013 Steven Crouthamel, age 63, of 315 Aurora Street, died June 4, 2013, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Lee Hotchkiss officiating. Following

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Posted June 06, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

K. Dean Phipps

February 23, 1935 – June 2, 2013 K. Dean Phipps, age 78, of rural Boone, died at his home on June 2, 2013. Following his wishes, his body has been cremated. A graveside service and burial of his cremains will be Friday, June 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the

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Posted June 05, 2013in Adel, Boone, Community Web Exclusives, Greene County, Perry, Winterset

Genesis Celebrates 40 Years of New Beginnings

Forty years and thousands of people with intellectual and mental health disabilities have become part of Genesis Development’s history of assisting with “new beginnings”.  To celebrate this 40th Anniversary and show their appreciation to all those who have supported the mission of Genesis, they will be hosting special events at

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Posted June 05, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Fern Williams

May 18, 1918 – June 4, 2013 Fern Williams, 95, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Madrid Home in Madrid. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at the Fairview Cemetery near Madrid. Fern Estella Sander was born on May 18, 1918 in Madrid, Iowa, to

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Posted June 05, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Harold H. Lass

February 2, 1927 – June 4, 2013 Harold Hans Lass, age 86, of Ogden, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Boone County Hospital in Boone. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church, 319 West Elm Street in Ogden with

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Posted June 05, 2013in Adel, Ankeny, Appanoose County, Beaverdale, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Community Featured, Des Moines West, Fort Dodge, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Urbandale, Waukee, Webster City, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Summer salad

This salad is one that I always looked forward to when I attended Central College in Pella in the 1980s. There, unlike at other dorms, the food was spectacular. Those ladies really knew how to cook and obviously enjoyed their job. At Christmastime, they even poached whole salmons and decorated

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Posted June 04, 2013in Boone, Fort Dodge, Obituaries

Carol Dorothea Reeves

January 8, 1912- June 2, 2013 Carol Dorothea Reeves 101 of Boone, formerly of Fort Dodge died Sunday, June 2 in Boone. Services are Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at the Historic Bruce Funeral Home in Fort Dodge. Burial, North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation, Tuesday, 6-8 and Wednesday one hour prior to services

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Posted May 31, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Gerald “Jerry” Bredahl

October 24, 1929 – May 30, 2013 Gerald A. Bredahl, 83, of Madrid left this world May 30th to be with daughter Susan Jilg. He leaves behind his wife, Bobbie of 63 years; daughters Linda Hick (Robert) of Glendale, Az; Madonna Kinkade of Des Moines; and son-in-law Mark Jilg of

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Posted May 30, 2013in Adel, Altoona, Ankeny, Appanoose County, Beaverdale, Boone, Clear Lake, Community Blogs, Des Moines West, Downtown, Fort Dodge, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Flags for a Beautiful Iowa

Flying a flag carries with it the symbolism of pride along with a strong sense of belonging.  So as we celebrate June 14th as Flag Day, proudly fly the Iowa flag (and of course the U.S. flag) as a sign of pride in and commitment to this beautiful state and

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Posted May 30, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Laurence “Bud” Miller

July 30, 1943 – May 26, 2013 Laurence ‘Bud’ Miller, age 69, of 320 West 6th Street, died May 26, 2013, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. His body has been cremated and a Celebration of his Life will be Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. at

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