Charter Oak, IA

Genevieve Baker of Manning

Funeral services for 100 year old Genevieve Baker of Manning will be held Tuesday at 11am at the Ohde Funeral Home in Manning with burial at the Manning Cemetery in Manning. Friends may call from 10-11am on Tuesday at the Ohde Funeral Home. The Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is in charge of the arrangements. Genevieve is survived by her two sons: Ronald Baker and wife Marilyn of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Darrell Baker and wife Jacqueleen of Sioux City; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and by four siblings.
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Westside school construction project on hold

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A long-awaited project for a Region 8 community is on hold. The Westside Consolidated School board held a special called meeting on Thursday, June 30, where they discussed the construction of a new high school. Not long into the meeting, however, costs quickly became the topic...
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Rasmussens will celebrate 50th anniversary

 DEFIANCE -- Rick and Paulette (Ahrenholtz) Rasmussen of Defiance will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary July 1.  The couple married July 1, 1972 at Defiance United Methodist Church. Rick is a retired farmer and Shelby County Farmers Mutual Insurance manager. Paulette is a retired Harlan Community School counselor.  Family includes...

MRHC To Expand Dermatology Services In September

Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) is looking to fill a gap in western Iowa for skin care services with the expansion of its dermatology department later this summer. Nurse practitioner, Abby Behrens, will begin offering medical and cosmetic dermatology services in September to provide acne, eczema, rash, and other similar treatments, skin cancer screening, and much more. MRHC CEO Linn Block says, “Abby and her team provide a great service to our patients, and demand has increased. We try to make every attempt to meet the needs of our patients, so we are excited to provide more availability for dermatology services right here in Manning.” And as Iowans prepare to spend the holiday weekend outdoors, MRHC encourages patients to protect themselves from potential damage from the sun and heat. They recommend using UVA/UVB-blocking sunscreen whenever you are outside. Drink plenty of water to offset the risk of dehydration and heat exhaustion. Spend some time in the shade to cool off regularly, and cover skin with a large-brimmed hat or protective clothing when possible. Appointments will be offered twice a month beginning in September on the first and third Wednesday of each month. To learn more about MRHC’s new dermatological offerings, call 712-220-7069.

Hometown Farmer - Lum Hollow Farms

NEAR HORNICK, Iowa — Lum Hollow Farms, near Hornick, Iowa, is changing. "How can we make a small farm financially viable, so we don't go under?" asked Ashlyn Maronn. That's the question she had to answer after moving back to her family's Lum Hollow Farms last year. Sure, they...

IKM-Manning Stakeholders Asked To Fill Out Questionnaire As Strategic Planning Moves Forward

Stakeholders in the IKM-Manning Community School District are asked to weigh in on critical aspects of the school strategic planning process by completing a brief survey. Superintendent Trever Miller says, “As we plan for the future of our school district, we believe it is important to include a variety of perspectives that represent the students, parents, grandparents, alumni, business owners, and community members who have a stake in our district. We hope to get participation from all ages and perspectives that represent the communities we serve.” The 36-question survey opened on Wednesday and will remain available through midnight on July 15. School officials are focusing on four main themes for strategic planning: student achievement and development, school climate and culture, communication and community engagement, and resource management. Stakeholders can find the survey online through the link included with this story on our website. Paper copies are available at the IKM-Manning High School and the libraries and city halls in Manning, Manilla, and Irwin. Respondents should return paper forms to the district office or libraries by July 15. Once surveys are collected, the district plans to hold eight community focus groups to examine the response and delve deeper into each topic. A workgroup will refine the strategic plan throughout the summer, presenting a final draft to staff in August. Once completed, this plan will be implemented beginning at the start of the 2022/23 school year and serve as a five- to 10-year guide for the district.

Alta Aurelia Softball Wins in Battle Creek

Alta Aurelia scored in all seven innings in their 11-2 win at OA-BCIG this (Wed) evening. Shea Peterson was the winning pitcher, throwing a five-hitter with three strikeouts. Peterson also reached base in all four at-bats, including two doubles and an RBI. Addy Fritz doubled twice and drove in a run, and Jenna Nielsen had a two-RBI single in the 1st inning.

Betty McCrory, 91, of Holstein

Betty J. McCrory, age 91, of Holstein, Iowa died Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Memorial services will take place Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, Iowa. Burial will be in the...

Michael Holloway Obituary

Memorial Services for 72 year old Michael Holloway of Irwin will be Friday, July 1st at 11:00 AM at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan. Visitation will be Thursday, June 30th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Kirkman. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.