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Latest IHSBCA/Radio Iowa Baseball Rankings

Class 4A 1. Johnston, LW #1 2. Waukee, LW #2 3. SE Polk, LW #3 4. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, LW #4 5. Sioux City East, LW #6 6. Dowling Catholic, LW #5 7. Linn-Mar, LW #7 8. Cedar Rapids Prairie, LW #8 9. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, LW #10 10.Davenport Central, LW (X) Class 3A 1.


This Week’s KMCH At-Work Network Winner: Kristy Fleming

Congratulations to this week’s KMCH At-Work Network winner: Kristy Fleming!  Mike Johnson surprised Kristy with a six-pack of cupcakes from Cakes By Kim….which was just the right amount since Kristy said there are 6 people on her team at Rockwell Collins! Enter today at

Robert “Bob” Hildebrand – Manchester

Robert “Bob” John Hildebrand, 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly Manchester and Earlville, died on Friday, June 12, 2015, at the West Ridge Care Center in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on September 9, 1929, in Dyersville, the son of Louis and Frances (Bergfeld) Hildebrand.  Bob was raised in the Earlville area, and was a

Ilo Glawe – Edgewood

Ilo Sophia Glawe, 90, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on February 2, 1925, in Cox Creek Township near Littleport, to Joseph and Katherine (Hochhaus) Beck.  Ilo attended Littleport Public School and graduated in May 1942.  She then attended Upper Iowa University for

Temporary Dam Breach At Lake Delhi

Last week’s rains were too much for a temporary dam set up to divert the Maquoketa River while construction crews worked on the spillway of a new Lake Delhi dam. Lake Delhi Board President Steve Leonard said that the dam had a small breach after heavy rains last week created a “high water flow” event

Mable Gosse – Independence

Independence –  Mable M. Gosse, 102 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  She was born on March 13, 1913, in Menlo, Iowa, the daughter of Edd S. and Ova Alice Miller.  She attended the Buchanan County schools.  On January 16, 1932,

Laverne Crowley – Marion

Laverne Crowley age 88  of Marion formerly of Castle Grove, died Monday June 8, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 Thursday morning, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, where friends may register after 10:00.   Interment  will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery,

Aletha Engelken – Manchester

Aletha Anna (Haas) Engelken, 83, of Manchester, formerly of Earlville and Dyersville, passed away on June 7, 2015, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held

John Welterlen – Edgewood

John William Welterlen, 91, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg on Saturday, June 6, 2015.  He was born on January 8, 1924, in Edgewood, the son of Arthur and Esther (Rosburg) Welterlen.  John was raised in the Edgewood area, and graduated from Edgewood High School. John served honorably in