Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Donna Mae Klingman – Manchester

Donna Mae Klingman, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. Donna was born on July 28, 1930, in Dubuque, the daughter of Peter and Sarilla (Pins) Thein. She attended and graduated from Central Community High School in Elkader with the class of 1947. She

Lois Hermsen – Independence

Lois M. Hermsen, 76, of Independence, IA died Monday evening, February 8, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. Lois was born on January 17, 1940 in Independence, Iowa the daughter of George and Bernice (McAvery) Curry. She was a 1958 graduate of the Jesup High School, Jesup, IA, and on July 29,

Bengt Eric Ferdinand Johnson – Manchester

Bengt Eric Ferdinand Johnson, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, died Sunday February 7, 2016. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2016 at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Funeral Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Manchester, with

Mary Ellen Earles – Independence

Mary Ellen Earles, 72, of Independence, Iowa died Saturday evening, February 6, 2016 at her home in Independence, IA. Mary Ellen was born on November 25, 1943 in Bath, New York the daughter of Lewis J. and Vivian G. (Turnquist) Hull. She was a 1961 graduate of the Gateway High School in Monroeville, PA. Received

Louis Eberhardt – Elkader

Louis Eberhardt, 54, passed away Sunday, February 07, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg, IA. Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Friday, February 12, 2016, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Prairie du Chien, WI. Visitation:  2 to 6:00 PM Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Leonard Funeral Home, Elkader, Iowa and one before services at the church

Kathryn Fuhrman – Volga

Kathryn A. Fuhrman, 88, formerly of Volga, died Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Gunderson Lutheran in LaCrosse, WI. Mass of Chrisitan Burial: 11:00 AM – Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Volga Visitation: 4 to 7 PM – Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour


HS Hoops: Hawks Take Two From Solon

West Delaware Boys and Girls beat Solon in a couple of make up games Thursday night.  Jon Swisher has the details: GIRLS SCORES: West Delaware 49, Solon 29 Cedar valley Christian 59, East Buchanan 37 Western Dubuque 56, Beckman 24 Monticello 58, Wilton 36 South Tama 53, Independence 49 BOYS SCORES West Delaware 66, Solon

Marcella Steger – Dyersville

Marcella M. Weber Steger, 100, of Dyersville died Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation continues Monday from 9 – 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

2/4 Girls Basketball Rankings

Class 1A   School Record LW 1 Turkey Valley 19-0 1 2 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 18-0 2 3 Springville 17-1 3 4 Burlington Notre Dame 18-1 4 5 Kingsley-Pierson 17-1 5 6 Kee 16-2 7 7 Newell-Fonda 13-5 6 8 Grand View Christian 16-0 8 9 Montezuma 19-1 12 10 Adair-Casey 17-2 11 11 Northwood-Kensett 15-3


February Valued Volunteer – Ellen Krogmann

Congratulations to Ellen Krogmann – this month’s KMCH Valued Volunteer!  As the coordinator for the Mentoring Connection for Delaware County, Ellen’s responsibilities include bringing other volunteers together to be mentors:   Fill out the form HERE  to nominate someone who deserves special recognition. Forms are also available at the KMCH studio at 212 East Main