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Ruth Ellen Parker

Posted June 21, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Funeral services for Ruth Ellen Parker were held June 20, 2017 at the Tracy Alliance Church.

Ruth, 75, of Walnut Grove, died on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Ruth Ellen Parker was born on November 28, 1941 in Pasadena, California to Leslie and Ruth (Hill) Eastman. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith, graduated from Pasadena High School and attended UCLA.

On June 17, 1961, Ruth was united in marriage to Jack Parker at St. Matthew's Church in Glendale, California. They made their home in Fresno, California where Ruth was a

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    Walnut Grove Council suspends police chief

    Walnut Grove Council

    suspends police chief

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    Walnut Grove — Last Monday evening the Walnut Grove City Council met in emergency session with acting city attorney Matt Muske.

    After Mayor Greg Hansen called the meeting to order, a motion was made by Leonard McLaughlin to close the meeting to discuss personnel matters. The motion was unanimously approved, and visitors were asked to leave

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    Masters Hotel being brought back to life

    Joel McKinney, manager of the collection at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is working on a plan to restore the former Masters Hotel adjacent to the museum

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    Walnut Grove — Joel McKinney has overseen the museum collection for the past couple of years. His main job is determining what should stay in the museum, along with the development of special projects.

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    Marie Postma


    Rock Rapids, Iowa

    June 8, 2017

    Marie Postma, 87, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Rock Rapids Health Centre.

    Funeral services were Monday, June 12, at Doon

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    Connor Blom


    Inwood, Iowa

    June 5, 2017

    Connor Blom, 23, of Inwood, Iowa, died Monday, June 5, 2017, at his rural Inwood home.

    Funeral service was Saturday, June 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church,

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    Kenneth Claussen


    Rock Valley, Iowa

    June 4, 2017

    Kenneth G. Claussen, 80, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley.

    Funeral services were Thursday,

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    Lester residents invited to share ideas

    Lester residents will have the opportunity to share their ideas for improving the community at a design workshop hosted by the Lester Visioning Committee Tuesday, June 20, in the community center. Committee members are participating in this year’s Community Visioning Program to develop a landscape plan that illustrates the vision of Lester.

    Please see this week’s edition of the West Lyon Herald

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    Partnering for Paint

    The kitchen and bathrooms at Inwood Christian School are getting a fresh look, thanks to a grant through the Painting a Brighter Future Grant Program, a partnership between The True Value Foundation and True Value retailers. The program helps to provide up to 40 gallons of paint for area schools. More than 100 schools per year benefit from grants provided by the True Value Foundation.

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    Brightening up the ballpark

    Enjoying America’s pastime — the game of baseball — recently got a little brighter at the ballpark in Larchwood. Meyer Electric installed new, state-of-the-art, energy-efficient Musco lights after the Larchwood Baseball Board was awarded a Lyon County Riverboat Foundation competitive grant for $77,960 for the project. The City of Larchwood installed the old lights at the softball complex, allowing both of those fields to have lights.

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    Betty Mae Cohrs

    Funeral services for Betty Mae Cohrs were held at June 13, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook, MN. Interment was in the Westbrook Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the American Red Cross Bloodmobile. Online condolences may be sent at

    Betty Mae Cohrs age 83 of rural Westbrook passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Care

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