Wayne Lam Sr., Illinois

Wayne E. Lam Sr., 77, of Smithshire, Ill., died June 11, 2006, at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Ill.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Media Community Presbyterian Church with Pam Moore officiating. Visitation will be held today (Wednesday, June 14) at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, Ill., from 2–8 p.m. with the […]

Hospital breaks ground on new addition

The first step. Members of the Madison County Memorial Hospital board of trustees and hospital staff had a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for the new three-story $2.6 million hospital addition. A new entrance will be built on the south side of the hospital and the addition brought out to near the present sidewalk area, all along the south side of the […]

St. Charles

Derek and Sharon Downs and their children, Claire, Isaac, and Samuel, visited Iowa from Dallas, Texas, over the long Memorial Day weekend. They stayed with Troy and Teresa Downs, Taya, and Tanner in rural Norwalk. Present at a Memorial Day picnic at the home of Derek’s parents, Ed and Jan Downs, were Derek and family; Troy and family; Danielle and […]

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Saunders

Karen Harreel of Maryville, Tennessee and Linda Saunders of Chillicothe, Missouri are pleased to annouce the marraige of Angela and Jim Saunders, both of Kansas City, Missouri.The wedding was held May 20, 2006 on Roseman Covered Bridge in rural Madison County, Iowa.Angela is the Director of Recruiting for Fired Up, Inc. Jim is the Area Director for Brinker International.Following the […]

20 years ago

Two Winterset boys, Tim Schantz and his twin brother, Tom, embarked on a two-month bicycle trip across the northern part of the U.S.Dennis Jurgens was recognized for 20 years of service at the Madison County Memorial Hospital as a supervisor of the Clinical Laboratory and Radiology departments.Tammy Lauer, 9, was accepted as a state finalist in the Miss Iowa American […]


June 18th is Father’s Day.Lavernne & Marilyn Porter of Omaha, Nebraska were in town last Saturday to visit a friend who was in the hospital and stopped by to help on the farm at his brother’s place, Tim Porter, and visited with his cousins, Dean Parker and wife, Mary Lou. Lavernne is the son of the late Fon & Jean […]

Evelyn Fitzgerald, Malvern

Evelyn Eileen Fitzgerald, 80, of Malvern and longtime Truro area resident, died June 10, 2006.Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 13, at the Truro Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Carol Iammatteo-Code. Burial was at Hartman Cemetery in rural Truro.Evelyn Fitzgerald was born July 22, 1925, to Leo and Mae (Shutt) Myers of St. Charles and received her […]

William Boyd, Des Moines

William Francis Boyd, 78, of Des Moines died June 8, 2006, at his home.Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11, at the Earlham Friends Church with the Rev. Linda Burnett officiating. Burial was at Booneville Cemetery with military rites performed by American Legion Post 419 of Dexter.Bill Boyd was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Cainsville, Mo., to Alfred and Lula […]

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Saunders


The battle to restore Iowa’s civil war flags One at a time

Hawkeye Ranger flag. One of the first Iowa Civil War-era battleflags restored in an ongoing effort by the Iowa State Historical Society. It’s estimated it will take years to finish restoring the artifacts.Captured. One of 30 captured confederate flags in the Iowa battle flag collection. This is the 31st Alabama Infantry flag — 1st National CSA (Confederate States of America) […]