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Jesse R. Juarez

Jesse R. Juarez, Sr. 68 of Ft. Madison, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 6:55 PM at Birkwood Village in Ft. Madison. He was born on November 25, 1954 in Chicago, IL to Jesse and Calletana “Kay” Limas Juarez. Jesse worked for the Ft. Madison Fire Department from 1975-1986 and then was an EMT Paramedic Supervisor until 1998. He then worked at KBKB as a disc jockey until […]

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Loretta M. (Griffin) Walsinger Bailey

The world lost a sweet, wonderful person when Loretta M. (Griffin) Walsinger Bailey, 89, of Fort Madison, passed peacefully and rose to her Lord with the sun on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. LaLa, as she was lovingly called, was born July 13, 1933 in Melrose, Iowa to William Patrick and Kathleen Agnes (McGrath) Griffin. She was one of 11 children, Billy, Mamie, Donna Jean, Bobby, Eddie, Patty, Danny, Davey, Paul […]

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Local News

Wanda Berg, 82, of Keosauqua, Iowa and formerly of Anson, Missouri passed away at 7:20 am on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the Keosauqua Health Care Centre in Keosauqua, Iowa.   She was born on April 15, 1941, in Athens, the daughter of the late Joe & Lela (Wilson) Miller.  She married Everett Berg on March 24, 1962, in Kahoka and he survives.   Wanda worked her entire life in […]

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Darlene Freitag

Darlene Freitag, 68, of Ft. Madison, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 5:48 PM at her home. She was born on November 18, 1954, in Maryland, to Curtis L. and June Hickerson Birley, Sr. After her father passed away, she was raised by her Mom and Step Father, John Pollard. On June 6, 2013, she married Stephen Freitag in Ft. Madison. Darlene worked in housekeeping at Great River […]

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Maria Liliana “Lily” Russell

Maria Liliana “Lily” Russell, 69, of Keokuk, IA, died Tuesday May 23, 2023 at the Southeast Iowa Reginal Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa. She was born on November 14, 1953 in Vancouver, WA, the daughter of Jaime and Maria Luisa (Lopez) Polit. She graduated from Fort Madison Aquinas High School with the Class of 1971. Lily received her Bachelor of Science Degree in biology and chemistry from Rockhurst University […]

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Local News

Norman Ewart

Norman Ewart, 90, of Kahoka, Missouri passed away Monday, May 22, 2023, at Country Aire Retirement Center in Lewistown, Missouri.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Wilson Triplett Funeral Home of Kahoka.

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Luenda “Lue” A. Muth

Luenda “Lue” A. Muth, 70, of Fort Madison, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She was born on October 26, 1952 in Ft. Madison to Jerry and Lola Manka Boyer. On June 26, 1988 she married John Muth in Ft. Madison. Lue was a 1971 graduate of Ft. Madison High School. She was a licensed cosmetologist and also worked at Sheaffer […]

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Cecil Wayman Edgington

Cecil Wayman Edgington, 76, of Portland, TN, formerly of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2023 surrounded by his loved ones. Wayman was born on July 26, 1946 in Burlington, IA. He was an over the road truck driver for Roadway Express and was a member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church in Portland, TN. He is survived by his loving wife, Diana Edgington, by his children, […]

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John Richard Jones

John Richard Jones, 39, of Burlington, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Iowa.   Arrangements are pending.

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