Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Dorothy Ann Hilby

Dorothy Ann Hilby, 79, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church, Masonville. Per Dorothy’s request there will be no public visitation. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Manchester. Dorothy was born March 1, 1936, in Earlville, Iowa, the daughter of

Wilbur Glen Schultz – Elkader

Wilbur Glen Schultz, 96, of Elkader, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Elkader. Funeral Services: 11AM on Monday, June 1, 2015, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader. Visitation: 9 am until service time at the church on Monday. Interment: St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Monona, Iowa Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Elkader is in

Kathryn Gorkow – Manchester

Kathryn M. Gorkow, 60, of Manchester, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, following a brief illness. She was born on February 25, 1955, in Manchester, the daughter of Robert and Germaine (Drees) Weigel.  Kathy was a 1973 graduate of Maquoketa Valley High School. Kathy was


Accident Near Delhi Injures One

One person was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.  According to the Iowa Highway Patrol, 50 year old David Offerman of Earlville was driving a pickup east on 210th Avenue when he attempted to make a u-turn at the intersection of 245th street, and was struck in the passenger side by

Kent W. Jessen – Strawberry Point

Kent W. Jessen, 64, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on May 26, 2015, at his home following a short illness. He was born in Manchester on November 2, 1950, the son of John (Jack) and Ruth (Ruegnitz) Jessen. Kent graduated from Starmont High School in 1969. On September 27, 1969, Kent was united in marriage


Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day was observed with services all across Delaware County yesterday. In Manchester, rain forced the ceremony to be moved from the Oakland Cemetery to the West Delaware Middle School as the Manchester American Legion Post 45 was joined by the West Delaware Marching Band. Here are some of the sounds and thoughts from the

Janet Rix – Independence

Independence –  Janet L. Rix, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She was born on May 9, 1938, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Merton Emerson and Helen Beatrice (Brockway) Salisbury.  She graduated from high school in Cedar Falls with

2015 IHSBCA Baseball “Pre-Season” Rankings

   (May 25, 2015) Class 4A Cedar Rapids Kennedy Johnston Sioux City North Waukee Southeast Polk Iowa City West West Des Moines Valley Des Moines East Cedar Rapids Jefferson West Des Moines Dowling Others:  Lewis Central, North Scott, Davenport Central, Fort Dodge Class 3A Davenport Assumption Dallas Center-Grimes Fairfield Norwalk Pella Central Dewitt Xavier, Cedar

Lavern Petsche – Dyersville

Lavern F. Petsche, 91, of Dyersville, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque after a brief illness. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil will be held at 3:00 p.m.