Mark Hart, Winterset

Mark Hart, 61, of Winterset died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at the Madison County Health Care System in Winterset.There are no services currently planned, as per Mark’s request. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.Mark Alan Hart, son of Forrest and Genevieve (Ross) Hart, was born May 14, 1954, in Des Moines. He attended schools in the Des […]

Mayor’s Blog

WintersetHappy new year! I resolve to be more consistent with my blogs this year. I had been helping at Montross, which kept me real busy – best excuse I could think of. The city council and the utilities board met Monday night to resolve (if there were any) issues they had this past year. All is good. We agreed that we […]

Joshua Lee Barker, Winterset

Joshua Lee Barker was born July 15, 1982, in Des Moines, Iowa to his parents, Charlie and Joni Barker. He passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. A funeral service was held at Brooks Funeral Care in Des Moines on Sunday, Jan. 10.Josh was the first of three children and the much loved son, brother, nephew and grandson to many family […]

Jerry Dean Lehmer, Des Moines

Jerry Lehmer was born on April 1, 1940, to Louis A. Lehmer and Eula W. Lehmer, and passed away at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016.Jerry was born in Maryville, Mo., and spent much of his childhood on a farm in Peru, Iowa. Jerry attended Truro High School, and was in the United States Army […]

Cards of thanks

The family of Margery Jordan would like to thank HCI Hospice of Madison County, Dr. Joe, Madison County Hospital, Pastor Mike Albert and all who sent cards, memorials, flowers and prayers. Your thoughtfulness was appreciated. A special thanks to Ochiltree Funeral Service.—Larry & Gayle JordanDennis & Kathy JordanWe want to extend a big thank you for your kind thoughts and […]

Allen Shahan, Winterset

Allen Shahan, 81, of Winterset died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at West Bridge Care and Rehab in Winterset.Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Winterset Community Church in Winterset, with burial following in the Winterset Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Winterset Little League and/or HCI Hospice.Allen Willis Shahan was born in Orient, Iowa, on Dec. 23, 1934, […]

Valerie Sloan, Truro

Valerie Sloan, 55, of Truro, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at Taylor House Hospice.Services were held at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola on Saturday, Jan. 9, with Glen Hanson officiating. Cremation followed her service. Memorial contributions may be directed to her family, to be used for a fitting dedication to her community.Valerie JoAnn MacDonald Sloan, daughter of Richard MacDonald and […]

John Timothy Eller, Winterset

John Eller, 48, of Winterset died tragically in a traffic accident, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Winterset.A celebration of John’s life will be held at Rodell’s Smokehouse BBQ (122 S. John Wayne Dr., Winterset) on Sunday, Jan. 17, 4-6 p.m.John Timothy Eller, son of James and Patricia (Cole) Eller, was born May 15, 1967, in Kansas City, Mo.John Eller spent […]

Commentary: Candidates, there’s still time to visit us

Expect  at least one morevisit from a presidential hopeful to Madison County before the Feb. 1 caucuses.Word is that Republican Donald Trump will be making a return visit to the area.With the visit of Ben Carson to Madison County last week, no less than 11 of the presidential hopefuls have come here. That’s over half of the people seeking the office. […]

Death Notice

Steven “Mark” Hagen, 60, Indianola—Died: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the VA hospital in Des Moines. Services: No services are planned; his remains will be interred at the VA cemetery in Van Meter. Survived by sisters Debbie James of Des Moines and Karen Matysik of Pella. Preceded in death by his parents, a sister, an infant brother, and a son.