Constance “Connie” Irene Campbell, age 67, of Albia, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia.

Philip Raymond Lundstrom, age 83, of Lovilia passed away on Thursday evening, May 9, 2019 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia, under the care of EveryStep Hospice. He was born in Hiteman, to Oscar and Goldie (Bacon) Lundstrom on Nov. 10, 1935.

Donald Dean (Cookie) Cook, 89, of Oskaloosa, passed on to glory on May 11, 2019 in Oskaloosa, due to complications from Parkinson’s at MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa. Donald was born in Monroe County on Nov. 1, 1929 to Frank Vincent and Anna Beulah (Rodabaugh) Cook. He attended the Jack Oak Schoo…


It’s that time of year when you ought to be thinking about graduations. Depending on your age and whether or not you actually have children and grandchildren, you might be thinking about pre-school graduation, eighth grade graduation, high school graduation or college graduation.

Sunday is Mother's Day. It is a unique day in it's conception and practice here in America. It is a day where moms are usually feted to flowers, a dinner out and a card or variations of the above. It is a day that can be happy as moms are honored and families get together or where some sadne…