As of Wednesday morning, April 8, there were still 21 counties without a person with a positive test for COVED-19 (coronavirus). Among the 21 are Lucas and Monroe Counties, Wayne County and Davis County. Appanoose County has one reported case, a person 81 years of age or older.


Charles Melville Kent was born Oct. 11, 1930, on a farm in Lucas County, Iowa, the son of Melville Charles and Fern Joan (Briggs) Kent and passed away March 30, 2020, at the age of 89, at his rural Clarke County home surrounded by family.  Charles attended Spring Hill Country School through …

Ramona Ross passed away March 28, 2020 at her home in Russell. Private graveside services were held Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Russell Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later time to honor her passing. Cards of condolences to the family may be sent to Suzzanne B…

Veryl Dean Lane, 81, a long time resident of Colorado Springs, Colo. unexpectantly left earthly life at home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from a virulent flu strain with complications.