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As of Nov. 1, 2020, 2 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Lucas County for a total of 221 confirmed cases. The age groups of the new positive cases are 1 child (age 0-17) and 1 older adult (age 61-80). There are 155 recovered, which leaves 60 active cases and unfortunately 6 deaths.…

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Phyllis Marie Hawkins, daughter of Donald Lewis and Dorothy Evelyn (Channin) Collins, was born at home in Lucas County, Iowa on Aug. 2, 1932. Phyllis grew up on farms around Russell, Iowa attending country schools and graduating from Russell High School in 1950.

Funeral services for Bryan K. Sponsler, 60, of Chariton were held Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family received friends on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment will be at the …