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12/31/2009 Added obituaries for John A. and John D. Roach
Added obituary for Minnie Shaw
Added obituary for Minnie Williams
Added obituary for Walter Smith
Added obituary for Lydia Mills
Added obituary for James Hutton
12/23/2009 Added obituary for Hilbert Herron
Added obituary of Mary Josin Van Metre
Added obituary of William B. Wagner
Added coal article to Odds and Ends
12/06/2009 Added transcription of first 68 pages of Oak Hill Cemetery interment book
Added gravestone birthdate calculator and forever calendar calculator
Updated personal web sites with Vaubel extended family photographs
Updated user contributed death records
Added biography of William Henry Stiles
10/12/2009 Updated map of county and included detailed township maps
10/02/2009  Added 1937 Vinton Football Banquet Program
09/12/2009 Added obituary for Janet Whitworth Shorten
Added obituary for John Whitworth
Added obituary for Lawrence Ohlen
09/05/2009 Added obituary for Matilda Stiegelmeyer
Added obituary for Anna Catherine Albright
Added picture of August and Sophia Stiegelmeyer
Updated phone numbers for the Benton County Historical Society
08/09/2009 Added obituary for Nancy Meyer
Added obituary for Schneider
07/27/2009 Added obituary for Carlton D. Knupp
07/19/2009 Added obituary for Leonard H. Brecht
Added obituary for Louis Porter Gillis
Added obituary for George Gillis
Added obituary for James W. Gillis
Added obituary for Norma June Gould
Added obituary for Pauline Tharp
07/05/2009 Added obituary for Lyle W. Caldwell
Added obituary for Edna F. Bergen
Added obituary for Robert John Bergen
Added obituary for Robert G. Becker
Added obituary for Esther Marie Christianson
Added obituary for Dorothy Montgomery
Added obituary for Dorrence F. "Dick" Sweet
Added obituary for Steve Hyde
Added obituary for Elva Mae Broxey
Added obituary for Vernon B. Tumilty
Added obituary for Sam Long
06/28/2009 Added obituary for Rad Boyer
Added obituary for Iona Borne
Added obituary for Louisa Bonesteel
Added obituary for Katie M. Bonesteel
Added obituary for Richard Blattler
Added obituary for Carla Ann Beatty
Added obituary for Lucille Bascom
Added obituary for Charlotte L. Alden
Added obituary for Chester Adair
Added obituary for Opal Achenbach
Added obituary for Onalee Abernathy

06/21/2009
Added obituary for Orlie Russell Mason
Added obituary for Dale W. Jensen
Added obituary for Evelyn Grace Kolsrud
Added obituary for Robert R. Kibbie
Added obituary for Eldon J. Lear
Added obituary for Loueva M. Johnson
Added obituary for Louis John Deklotz
Added obituary for Harold W. Fiebelkorn
Added obituary for Lavon L. Frank
Added obituary for Mayme A. Thompson
Added obituary for Eva Clara Day Forbes
06/20/2009 Added obituary for Dale Vogt
Added obituary for William G. Kysely
Added obituary for Mary A. Lint
Added obituary for William T. Swallom
Added obituary for Marion Martin Swallom
Added obituary for Lucinda Swallom
Added obituary for Nancy Mae Lint
Added obituary of Pauline M. Seiler
05/14/2009 Added obituary for Vivian E. Smith
Added obituary for Dorothy Mae Hite
Added obituary for Charles "Chuck" Greenwood
Added obituary for Ernest Groth
Added obituary for Helen Isabelle Hyde
Added obituary for Genevieve I. England
Added obituary for Frances C. Donels
Added obituary for Maxine Easterday
05/13/2009 Added Social Security Death Index for Benton county
05/04/2009 Added obituary for Ida Carlson
Added obituary for Lyle W. Koontz
Added obituary for Ray M. Taylor
Added obituary for Woodrow Pettit
05/03/2009 Added obituary for Evelyn F. Beck Cadle
Added obituary for Jeanette Charlier
Added obituary for Joan M. Cihla
Added obituary for Louis Cottrell
Added obituary for Lyle James Covington
Added obituary for Georgena Coy
Added obituary for Lloyd Lavern Coy
Added obituary for William Coy
Added obituary for Lloyd Allen Cress
Added obituary for Clarence Dripps
Added obituary for Earl Nathan Reid
05/02/2009 Updated St. Michael's Cemetery transcription
04/18/2009 Added obituary for Colleen Rae Meyocks
Added obituary for Lyle A. Fowler
Added obituary for Joseph Kline
Added obituary for Samuel S. Beatty
Added obituary for Sarah E. Beatty
Added obituary for Daniel T. Beatty
Added obituary for William T. Beatty
Added obituary for Donald S. Wolfe
Added obituary for (Abe) Eberhard M. Hansen
Added 50th wedding anniversary for Cliff and Alma Henkel
Added 50th wedding anniversary for Tony and Laura Schmitz
Added 40th wedding anniversary for Mike and Zelma Leibsch
Added wedding for Dennis and JoAnn Karr
04/02/2009 Added obituary for James R. Manley
Added obituary for Clarice Lucille Miller
Added obituary Eleanor L. Hopper
03/29/2009 Added obituary for Maude Boyles
Added picture of Orrel Strawhecker store in Shellsburg
Added picture of old store in Shellsburg
Added picture of Shellsburg canning factory
Added picture of Phillip's Cafe in Shellsburg
Added picture of Shellsburg class with teacher Mattie Johnson
Added picture of Donald Miller
Added picture of Clarice Miller
03/22/2009 Added 1870 census transcription for Homer Township
Added 1870 census transcription for Polk Township
Added 1870 census transcription for St. Clair Township
Added 1870 census transcription for Union Township
03/15/2009 Added picture of Shellsburg Gazebo
Added picture of Shellsburg Main street
Added picture of Shellsburg Church
Added picture of Shellsburg Fire Station
Added picture of Shellsburg Fire House
Added picture of Shellsburg Pearl Street
Added pictures of Shellsburg 1970 train derailment
Added picture of Shellsburg Depot and Hotel
02/22/2009 Added 1887 biographies for the people in this list
     Note: All 1887 biographies are now complete and online
Added 1887 Portraits:
   Peter G. Bergen
   Thomas C. Black
   Carey T. Horton, M. D.
   Abraham Kizer
   Mrs. Margaret Kizer
   Stephen D. Redfield
   Milton Richey
   Frank S. Rowen
   Mrs. Carrie Rowen
   Edwin B. Spencer
   Mrs. Martha Spencer
   Carlton N. Walker
   Peter W. Watson
   Samuel H. Watson
Added picture of Hopper family
Added picture of Goldie Sanders Slaybaugh
Added picture of Charley Calawag Sanders
Added picture of Earl and Myrtle Sanders
Added picture of Elias Hopper
02/14/2009 Added 1887 biographies for the people in this list
Added obituary for Earl L. Mason
Added obituary for Bessie L. Phillips
Added picture of Clair Robbins family
Added picture of George Mason's children
Added picture of Oscar and Bessie Mason
Added picture of Claude Blattler
Added picture of Bert and Minnie Sheeley
Added picture of Henry and Rebecca Graham
02/07/2009 Added obituary for James A. Hill
02/03/2009 Added picture of Ida Culver
Added picture of Roy and Clara Meskimen
Added picture of 4 generations of Van Fossen family
01/20/2009 Added obituary for Wort Dyer
Added obituary for John Duval
01/11/2009 Added 1870 census transcription for Jackson Township
Added 1870 census transcription for Monroe Township
Added 1870 census transcription for Town of Luzerne
Added biographies for the following people:
   John Kossuth Beatty        
   Henry A. Becker        
   Alvertis Branin        
   James A. Brown        
   Professor Joseph L. Budd          
   William W. Coats        
   Captain Thomas Drummond      
   Davison H. Eastman      
   David Henry Frost        
   Benjamin L. Griffith      
   Alfred Haines        
   Lancelot Johnson      
   Andrew R. Kennedy      
   Isaac Kiler        
   John Kline        
   George R. Knapp        
   Herman H. Koep          
   William H. LaRue        
   Joseph S. Leamer        
   Hiram Lipe          
   George A. Lynch        
   John A. McDaniel      
   Jacob J. Mosnat        
   Bernard Murphy        
   Dr. Perry Nichols      
   William H. Porterfield  
   William B. Ream          
   John G. Robertson    
   Thomas P. Rutledge      
   Henry Schellhouse  
   Buren R. Sherman      
   Jesse O. Thompson      
   Martin L. and Ella B. (McCartney) Ward          
   Henry H. Williams      
   William Williams      
   The First Norwegians to Settle in Benton County, Iowa
     (Darnell, Nordland, Strand, Rosdal, Tuttle, Ellingsen)

Added link to the 2008 What's new page

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