Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Joyce M. Chrystal – Manchester

Joyce M. Chrystal, 89, of Manchester, Iowa, died Thursday, December 3, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 7, 2015, at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, Iowa, with visitation one hour prior to service.  Burial will be at a later date. Joyce Marie Chrystal was born May 2, 1926, in


HS Basketball: 12-1 Tuesday Night Results

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The first night of the boys high school basketball season started with a fairly close contest in Manchester for the West Delaware Hawks and other area teams in both girls and boys games with one upset occurring in boys play. Sports Director Jon Swisher has the recap: BOYS Anamosa 65, Independence

Eldon R. Funke

During the Advent of his final Christmas season, Eldon R. Funke received his greatest-ever gift with a call home from the worn base paths and faded chalk lines of this earthly ball field to the majestic and glorious diamond of the Heavenly Kingdom. Eldon passed through death on November 30, 2015 – following a late

Ronald P. Burkle – Dyersville

Ronald P. Burkle, 66, of, Dyersville passed away at his home after a day of Thanksgiving with his family. Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 p.m., a Knights


West Union Boy Injured In Hunting Accident

A 17-year-old West Union boy was seriously injured during a hunting accident on Sunday.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says that  the teen was squirrel hunting on private property around 1 p.m. Sunday when he tripped over a log and impaled himself through the neck on the barrel of his rifle. The rifle did not

Marilyn Bergan – Elkader

Marilyn Bergan, 81, of Elkader, died Monday, November 30, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Mass of Christian Burial:  11:00 am on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Inurnment: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader Visitation: 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church

James Joester – Dyersville

James J. Joester, 84, of Dyersville died Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Oakcrest Manor. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m. A continued visitation will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Betty Wickham – Strawberry Point

Betty Jeanne Wickham, 90, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away at her home on Sunday, November 29, 2015.  She was born on August 29, 1925, in her home in Hawkeye, the daughter of Leon and Martha (Pierce) Wickham.   Betty attended elementary school in Hawkeye, Richmond Country  School,  and graduated from Hawkeye High School in 1944.

Joan Weber – Dyersville

Joan Weber, 74, of Dyersville died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville, surrounded by her family.  She died as she lived, strong, faithful, and with a smile on her face, after an 8 month battle with cancer. Visitation will be from 2-8p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home,

Iowa Hawkeyes 12-0 After Win @ Nebraska

The third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes football team has completed its first perfect regular season in 93 years. The Hawkeyes improved to 12-0 with a 28-20 triumph over the Cornhuskers at Nebraska. Jordan Canzeri ran off left tackle two straight times for touchdowns, the first one going 29 yards and the second 68 yards for a 28-17