Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Lucinda “Cindy” K. Burger – Worthington

Lucinda “Cindy” K. Burger, 94, of Worthington died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville.   Visitation will be held 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at        pm.   A Mass of Christian

Joanne Cassutt – Elkader

Joanne Cassutt, 87, of Elkader, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.   Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, January 6, 2017 – 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader with Rev. Paul Peters officiating.   Inurnment: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader   Visitation:  9:00 am until service time at the

Traffic Deaths Up In Iowa

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say traffic deaths jumped to at least 400 last year in Iowa. The Iowa Transportation Department says the figure is nearly 27 percent higher than the 316 traffic deaths recorded in 2015. It’s also the highest figure since the 411 in 2008. The department says the 2016 month with the

Irma Kay – Edgewood

Irma Kay, 97, of Edgewood, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. A funeral service for Irma will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City. Pastor Paul Phillips from Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd will officiate. Burial will be

Benedict “Ben” R. Thier – Dyersville

Benedict “Ben” R. Thier, 57, of Dyersville, Iowa died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, surrounded by his family at home following a courageous but brief battle with cancer.   Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Friday from 8:30

Tuesday Night Basketball Schedule

The second half of the 2016-2017 basketball season starts tonight. In area boy’s play: Benton Community @ Anamosa Marion @ Beckman Alburnett @ East Buchanan Central City @ Easton Valley Center Point-Urbana @ Western Dubuque North Linn @ Maquoketa Valley Cascade @ Marquette Catholic, Bellevue Bellevue @ Monticello West Delaware @ Oelwein Edgewood-Colesburg @ Turkey

Man Dies In Dubuque County Farming Accident

 DURANGO, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say one man was killed and another injured while repairing a tractor in Dubuque County. The accident occurred around 2 p.m. Monday at a farm in rural Durango. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says the tractor slipped into gear during the repairs and ran over the two men. One man

Harold Lake – Manchester

Harold William Lake, 94, of Manchester (formerly of Colesburg), passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at his residence.  He was born on June 26, 1922, in Colesburg, the son of William and Kathryn (Schieltz) Lake.  He was raised and educated in the Colesburg area.  Harold served honorably in the United States Army during WWII.

Frederick L. Vorwald – New Vienna

Frederick L. Vorwald, 73, of New Vienna, Iowa died Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville, Iowa.   Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Monday, January 2, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5 pm.  Visitation will continue