Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Myrtle (Mert) F. Hare – Rowley

Rowley -  Myrtle (Mert) F. Hare, 72, of Rowley, Iowa, passed away onMay 15, 2014. Visitation will be held from 2 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18h at White Funeral Home in Independence. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19th at ImmanuelLutheranChurch in Independence. Pastor Greg DeBoer will officiate. Burial will


Boys Golf Sectional Results

High school boys golf sectionals were held across the state yesterday. Individual qualifiers from the sectional at Pin Oak in Manchester: Medalist: Clayton Larsen of West Delaware 74 Medalist Runner-up: Bryce Frick of West Delaware 78 3rd Tyler Stueck of Vinton-Shellsburg 80 4th Nick Steger of Independence 80 Qualifying teams from the sectional at Pin


Loras Gets Big Donation

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Loras College in Dubuque has received a $1 million donation for its business education program. The private college announced Tuesday that Andrew and Mary Pat Studdert had contributed the $1 million to fund the Andrew P. Studdert Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Crisis Leadership. Roman Ciapalo, a Loras philosophy professor,


Klunder Ruled Out In Missing Cousins Case

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have ruled out a potential suspect in the case of two young cousins whose bodies were found months after their disappearance in northeast Iowa. Evansdale Police Chief Kent Smock told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that an investigation into Michael Klunder indicates he wasn’t in the area when Lyric Cook and

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Four Injured In West Union Structure Collapse

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say four construction workers have been injured following a structure collapse in the northeast Iowa city of West Union. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred Wednesday morning at a construction site near the county courthouse. Sheriff Marty Fisher says the workers’ injuries appear to be serious,

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Hanson Auditorium Hosting ‘Bill Riley Talent Search’

The Bill Riley Talent Search is coming to Manchester… The Hanson Foundation, West Delaware Friends of Music and KMCH are hosting the Bill Riley Talent Search on Sunday, June 8th at 2 pm at Hanson Auditorium. The Talent Search showcases the diverse abilities of Iowa’s young people. Winners in two divisions will advance on to

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Clermont Man Wanted on Warrant Turns Himself In

A Clermont man wanted on burglary and assault charges has turned himself in to authorities. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year old Mathew Durnan turned himself in to their office Tuesday after authorities asked for the public’s help in tracking him down. Durnan is accused of breaking into a woman’s home in Clermont Sunday


Man Fatally Struck by Train Near Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – Officials have released more information about a man who was fatally struck by a train just outside Independence. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Thomas Lee Davis was hit Thursday night by a Canadian National Railway train near the Wapsipinicon River. Train operators told authorities they observed a man lying

Virginia Ann Whittom – Manchester

Virginia Ann Whittom, 67, passed away Thursday May 8, 2014, at home peacefully and surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held 4-7 pm Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home. 925 W Main Street, Manchester, IA. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, May 13, and visitation one hour prior to

Dennis Julius Recker – Dubuque formerly of Manchester

Dennis Julius Recker, 61, of Dubuque formerly of Manchester, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in an automobile accident near Epworth. He was born October 11, 1952, in Manchester, Iowa, the son of Julius and Dolores (Lueck) Recker. Dennis was raised and educated at St. Mary Catholic School through 8th grade and graduated from West Delaware

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