Posted July 30, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

William A. “Bill” Galetich

February 28, 1923 – July 28, 2013 William A. “Bill” or “Willie” Galetich, 91, passed from this life on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Boone County Hospital in Boone. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 31, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church in

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Posted July 30, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Douglas Shadle

June 30, 1950 – July 25, 2013 Douglas ‘Doug’ Shadle, age 63, of 203 West 9th Street, died at his home on July 25, 2013. Following his wishes, his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held in August and burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, north

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Posted July 26, 2013in Boone, Obituaries, Perry

Donna Rae Myers

April 25, 1944 – July 25, 2013 Donna Rae Myers, 69, of Boone, formerly of Woodward, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. In agreement with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services held. A private family committal

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Posted July 25, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

James “Jim” Smith

April 19, 1924 – July 22, 2013 James ‘Jim’ Smith, age 89, of 1327 Union Street, died July 22, 2013, at the Boone County Hospital. His body has been cremated and Graveside Services will be Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Linwood Park Cemetery. Burial will follow

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Posted July 25, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Dorothy Overland

January 25, 1921 – July 22, 2013 Dorothy Overland, of Des Moines and formerly of Boone, passed away July 22, 2013, at the Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny at the age of 92. In accordance with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or

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Posted July 24, 2013in Adel, Altoona, Ankeny, Appanoose County, Beaverdale, Boone, Clear Lake, Community Blogs, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, Webster City, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Riesling: Oregon’s Best Kept Secret

If you play word association with a wine enthusiast and throw out the word “Oregon,” chances are pretty high that the response will be “Pinot Noir.” For good reason. In the 1960s, a handful of young vintners moved to the state, all passionate about wine and eager to be a

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Posted July 24, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

Linwood Park Cemetery

Linwood Park Cemetery was founded on June 9, 1866. The original land for the cemetery was purchased from Alexander McFarland, G. W. Crooks, and John A. Hull and lies west of Honey Creek at the northeast end of the present-day cemetery. Prior to its founding there were earlier burials in

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Posted July 24, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

Block party

Last year marked the first annual “Community Block Party” held by Cornerstone Church. Although it was a rainy day, Pastor King Smith says they received positive feedback from the attendees. And this year they hope to build upon this event with hopes of a sunnier day. The party will take

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Posted July 24, 2013in Advice Column, Boone

Investor info

Just as it’s important to maintain good physical health on a consistent basis, the same holds true for your financial health.  If you haven’t done so, take a moment to assess your “financial fitness” in the following key areas: • Don’t put off setting up a financial plan. Utilize a

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Posted July 24, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

Little Free Library

This should be every child’s dream. A library, an adorable little library, right down the block from where he or she  lives. For children in the South Main Street neighborhood of Boone, it’s already a dream come true. With a little help from his grandchildren, Bill Richter built his own

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