Iowans can help protect fish and wildlife through TIP program

Information is reported to the Turn in Poachers (TIP) system all year long, with a noticeable increase from September to January as part of the fall and winter hunting seasons. Regardless of the time …


West Liberty wrestlers seek 10th RVC title

Fourth year head West Liberty High School wrestling coach Ian Alke knows quite well his Comets are the team to beat in the River Valley Conference. After all, West Liberty’s proud program has …


Rural fire district leader provides 'rest of the story'

I have been putting off writing this for some time, but after the articles concerning the fire and ambulance departments, the Index published the past two weeks (June 17 and 24), essentially throwing …

Obituaries/Family News

LuVern James Wooge Jr.

LuVern James Wooge, Jr., of Ames, Iowa, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Mercy One in Des Moines at the age of 64. Private family services will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Henderson-Barker …

  • Barbara Grapengeter, 82

    Barbara A. Grapengeter, 82, died Thursday Nov. 11, 2021 at the Simpson Memorial Home in West …

  • Jay Allen Statser, 59

    Jay Allen Statser, 59, of West Liberty died Nov. 15, 2021 in Iowa City from injuries received in a single …

  • Bonita 'Bonnie' King, 83

    Bonita “Bonnie” Joan King was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great …

  • Wilma M. Ogren, 100

    Wilma M. Ogren, 100, of Lone Tree, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at the Lone Tree Heath …

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