Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Post Season Basketball Continues Tonight

The high school basketball postseason continues tonight with boys class 3A and 4A first round games and girls 1A and 2A regional finals. In 3A, The 11-10 West Delaware Hawks host CP-U in the nightcap of a doubleheader at West Delaware High School. The first game has Independence going up against Dubuque Wahlert. Bill Logan

State Wrestling Updates

Session 8: Saturday 6:00 pm Finals Completed Matches Class 1A 220 Final: #1 Ryan Parmely (Maquoketa Vally) over #3 Andrew Petersen (Woodbury Central) Maj. 12-2 Class 2A 182 Final: #2 Joe Teague (Algona) over #1 Brent Lammers (West Delaware) Fall 5:13 Class 3A 170 Final: #1 Isaiah Patton (Dowling Catholic) over #2 Max Lyon (Western

Leland Boll – Dundee

Leland Vernon Boll of Dundee age 85 died Monday February 16, 2015 in his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born May 17, 1929 in Dundee, Iowa, the son of Leon and Pauline Boll. He was raised on a farm and never lost his love for farming. He joined the Navy after graduating

Hawks Bowling

W. Delaware Girls Bowling Team Headed To State

The West Delaware Girls bowling team punched their ticket to the state bowling tournament with a win in the state qualifier that took place at Lightning lanes in Manchester.  The Hawks rolled a team score of 2865.  Coach Ken Bosenberg says the girls came alive late in the second game. BOSE1 The Hawks’ 2865 was


The Band Perry Performs at Cascade High School

The students at Cascade High School were treated to a private concert Monday afternoon by one of the top acts in country music. The Band Perry performed in the school auditorium as a reward for the school winning State Farm’s “Celebrate My Drive” contest last fall. Cascade High School beat out three thousand small schools


West Delaware Bowlers Finish Regular Season With Wins

The West Delaware boys and girls regular bowling season is in the books.  The girls have finished with an undefeated 11 – 0 record.  The boys had 10 wins and 1 loss.  It was Senior night at Lightning Lanes Friday night with recognition given to Kaitlyn Salow, Hayley Hildebrand, Bailie Meissner on the girls team,

Gretchen Abeling – Monticello

Monticello Dateline Gretchen Lee Abeling left this earth peacefully early Saturday morning, February 14, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held 10:30 Tuesday morning, February 17, 2015 at the Peace United Church of Christ, Monticello. Pastor Michael Cleeton will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 8 Monday

Nancy Jane Odell Strickler – formerly of Greeley

Nancy Jane Odell Strickler, 83, formerly of Greeley, Iowa, died on Friday, February 13, 2015, at the Summer Meadows Nursing Home in Longview, Texas. She was born on July 16, 1931, in Greeley, Iowa, the daughter of Lincoln and Mary Louise (Bolsinger) Odell. On May 31, 1952, Nancy was united in marriage to Earl James

Vernon Melchert – Hopkinton

Vernon Melchert age 87 of Hopkinton, died Thursday evening, February 12, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family following an illness of several months. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30, Monday morning, February 16, 2015 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Hopkinton with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery with Military Honors. Rev. Paul

Bullets Brought To Dubuque School By Very Young Student

Dubuque school officials confirmed Thursday that the bullets found Wednesday is a toilet at Bryant Elementary were brought to school by a very young student who did not understand the danger or magnitude of possessing them and bringing them to school.  Principal Vicki Sullivan confirmed in a press release that there was never any ill

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