Author Archives: Mike Johnson


Sweet Case Brings Life Without Parole Argument To Supreme Court

Sweet Case Brings Life Without Parole Argument To Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments how life sentences should be handled for people who commit crimes when they are juveniles. The arguments surrounded the case of Isaiah Sweet, who was 17-years-old when he admitted in 2012 to killing his grandparents in their Manchester home. Sweet’s lawyers not only say his two life sentences without


Beckman Hits The Road To Waukon Friday Night

Beckman opened District play by defeating Oelwein 43-12 last week.  The Blazer hit the road Friday night to Waukon.  Head Coach Jim Derr says they will have to be ready for an improved Waukon team: DERR1-9-17 You can hear the Beckman / Waukon game live on our website, and played back after the West

Helen A. Mock – Dyersville

Helen A. Mock, 87, of Dyersville, Iowa died Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa. Visitation will be held Friday September 18, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m. A Mass

Gerald “Charlie” Starr – Cedar Rapids

Gerald Eugene “Charlie” Starr, 51, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2105, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on October 6, 1963, in Manchester, the son of Carl and Alberta (Chapman) Starr.  Charlie  was raised and educated in Cedar Rapids attending Jefferson High School. Charlie was married


Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/14/15

September 14, 2015 By Todd Kimm Class 4A 1. WDM Valley (3-0), LW #1 @ #4 Dowling Catholic 2. Cedar Falls (3-0), LW #2 @ Urbandale 3. Bettendorf (3-0), LW #3 @ Davenport Central (Thur) 4. Dowling Catholic (2-0), LW #4 vs #1 WDM Valley 5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (3-0), LW #5 @ Pleasant Valley


NE Iowa Youth Football Week One Scores

The Northeast Iowa Youth Football season is underway…here are the week #1 scores: Starmont 36 Clayton Ridge Green 0| WD Black 40 Clayton Ridge Silver 0 Ed-Co 14 Dyersville White 0 Anamosa White 24 Midland 0 Dyersville Green 0 WD Orange 0 WD Hawks 12 Anamosa Blue 0

William Fry – Independence

Independence –  William H. Fry, 79 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Lexington Estate in Independence.  He was born on April 12, 1936, in Cherokee, Iowa, the son of Edward and Lois Aline (Robinson) Hilbert.  He attended high school in Independence.  On October 10, 1953, he and the former


Latest Volleyball Rankings

Class 1A School Record LW 1 Janesville 7-3 1 2 Tripoli 4-3 2 3 New London 4-1 3 4 Central Lyon 6-2 5 5 Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 4-2 4 6 Grand View Christian 2-4 6 7 Sidney 7-1 10 8 Springville 5-5 8 9 Iowa Valley 8-4 10 10 Holy Trinity Catholic 2-0 11

Joyce Rima – Strawberry Point

Joyce Violet Rima, 82, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Memory Unit.  She was born on July 29, 1933, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the daughter of Albert, Sr. and Minnie Klumpp.  She attended school in Milwaukee. On