Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Jeannine Y. (Heinrichs) Kennedy – Dyersville

Jeannine Y. (Heinrichs) Kennedy, 86, of Dyersville, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa.   Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Visitation

Peggy J. O’Brien – Independence

Independence –  Peggy J. O’Brien, 82 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at her home.  She was born on February 18, 1933, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur Paul and Charlotte M. (Massingham) Fowlkes.  She attended school in Quasqueton, Iowa.  On June 20, 1951, she and Richard Thomas O’Brien

Car-Tractor Accident In Sends One To Hospital

An Elkader man was taken to the hospital after he attempted to pass a tractor.  The accident happened shortly after noon on Wednesday on the Gunder Road.  27 year old Michael Podolsky was traveling west on the Gunder Road when he attempted to pass a tractor pulling a haybine driven by 26 year old Andy

Semi Loses Load On Highway 151 In Dubuque County

A “load shift” is being blamed for a hazardous materials spill on Highway 151 and Reiter Road in Dubuque County.  According to the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Moore of Muldrow, Oklahoma was driving a tractor trailer owned by Simon Trucking of Farley late Wednesday afternoon when the load in his semi shifted, causing several


Record Soybean Crop Planted, Progress Slowed By Rain

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground in the U.S., though a wet few months have kept farmers from planting in some states. The planted soybean acreage is 2 percent more than in 2014, with the largest increases found in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Tennessee. The


Clayton County Part Of Disaster Proclamation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A disaster proclamation has been issued for 18 Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. Gov. Terry Branstad issued the proclamation Tuesday. It allows the state to help residents impacted by a tornado that hit parts of Wapello County on June 20. The proclamation also helps residents affected by other

John H. Sabin – Manchester

John H. Sabin, 90, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on October 13, 1924, near Elkport, the son of Halsey and Mary (Combs) Sabin. John was raised and educated in the area, and was a 1942 Colesburg High School graduate. John

Radio Iowa/Baseball Coaches Poll 6/29

Radio Iowa/Baseball Coaches Association High School Poll 6/29/15 June 29, 2015 By Todd Kimm Class 4A 1. Waukee, LW #2 2. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, LW #4 3. Johnston, LW #1 4. Dowling Catholic, LW #6 5. Cedar Rapids Prairie, LW #8 6. Sioux City East, LW #5 7. Southeast Polk, LW #3 8. Cedar Rapids

Colleen Ann Campbell – Oelwein, formerly of Independence

Colleen Ann Campbell, 84, of Oelwein, Iowa and formerly of Independence, Iowa died Monday morning, June 29, 2015 at her home in Oelwein, Iowa. Colleen was born on March 25, 1931 in Evansdale, Iowa the daughter of Freeman George and Mary Ann (Ayers) Elliott. She graduated from the East High School in Waterloo, Iowa, and

Mary Ann Bockenstedt – Strawberry Point

Mary Ann B. Bockenstedt, 90, of Strawberry Point, died at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester, on Saturday, June 27, 2015.  She was born on November 18, 1924, in Petersburg, the daughter of Frank and Theresa (Schnieders) Klostermann.  Mary Ann was raised and attended school in Petersburg. On April 29, 1947, Mary Ann was united