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Mona DeWit

Posted November 15, 2018 at 4:48 pm


Inwood, Iowa

November 8, 2018

Mona L. DeWit, 75, of Inwood, Iowa, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 12, at First Reformed Church, Inwood, with interment in Richland Cemetery, Inwood.

Mona Lee Gerritson was born June 11, 1943 in Sioux Center, Iowa, to Richard and Florence (Wanningen) Gerritson.

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    Wilma Van Roekel

    Wilma Van Roekel


    Doon, Iowa

    November 9, 2018

    Wilma Van Roekel, 84, of Doon, Iowa, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Sanford Rock Rapids Medical

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    Susan Jansma


    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    November 9, 2018

    Susan Jansma, 65, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Sioux Center Health.

    Funeral service was Tuesday, Nov. 13,

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    LeeAnn Hansen


    Larchwood, Iowa

    November 7, 2018

    LeeAnn Hansen, 73 of Larchwood, Iowa, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Memorial services will be at 11 a.m.

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    Charmaine Johnson


    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    November 6, 2018

    Charmaine Johnson, 90, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Ava’s House, Sioux Falls.

    Funeral service was Monday, Nov.

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    Beatrice Bruggeman


    Larchwood, Iowa

    November 6, 2018

    Beatrice “Bea” Bruggeman, 91, of Larchwood, Iowa, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday,

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    Let the festivities begin

    The first dusting of snow of the season reminds us that the holidays are upon us. And just around the corner is Larchwood’s 2018 Winterfest which will be Saturday Nov. 24, starting at 2 p.m. in the Larchwood Gym. Sponsors throughout the community make this event possible and free to the public. The holiday event is organized by the Larchwood Community Group and is one of the many family-friendly city events through out the year.

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    Turnout across the state an all-time high for mid-term election

    According to Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s office, Iowans turned out in record numbers for the November 2018 general election. More than 1.3 million votes had been tallied as of last Wednesday, Nov. 7. That is the highest mark for a mid-term election in state history. The previous record was set in 2014 with 1,142,311 votes.

    Almost 61 percent

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    New park manager at Blood Run

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has announced the hiring of a park manager for the Iowa Blood Run and Gitchie Manitou State Preserve sites. Brianna Martens was hired for the position, and was introduced in Rock Rapids Wednesday, Nov. 7.

    Martens’ official first day was

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    November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Day-by-day battle with lung cancer

    What seemed like a cold that wouldn’t go away eventually turned into a diagnosis of Stage 4 non-small-cell lung cancer for Susan Mullinix of Inwood. “In August, after two weeks of not getting better, she went in

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