Author Archives: Mike Johnson

“Field Of Dreams” House Tours Available Soon

“Field Of Dreams” House Tours Available Soon

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) – The owners of the “Field of Dreams” movie site near Dyersville say that for the first time they will allow tours of the house that overlooks the famous baseball field. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the group Go the Distance Baseball announced Monday it would open the lower level of the

Rosemary H. Goldsmith – Monticello

Rosemary H. Goldsmith, 91, of Monticello died Monday, October, 24, 2016, at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish rosary will held at 3 pm.  Visitation will continue Thursday morning from

Vinton Woman Sentenced In Accidental Shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A Vinton woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge connected to the fatal accidental shooting of a 14-year-old girl. U.S. District Court Judge Linda Reade sentenced the woman to three years and 10 month in federal prison after she pleaded guilty

Manchester Police Report Successful Drug Take-Back Program

The Manchester Police Department participated in the National Drug Take Back Program on Saturday.  The department partnered with Blakesly Drug and the DEA to remove out dated and unwanted drugs from residents home. Police Chief Jim Hauschild says they took in 42.6 pounds of old and unwanted drugs which will be turned over to the

Debra Burkle – Earlville

Debra Catherine Burkle, 50, of Earlville, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016, at her home.  Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, Iowa with a scripture service at 7p.m. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. Burial: St.

Joann Alice Hoth – Elkader

Joann Alice Hoth, 85, of Elkader, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM on Monday, October, 24, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center. Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Clayton Center Visitation: One hour before service time at the church on Monday Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service

Linn County Accident Sends Central City Woman To Hospital

A two-car accident sent one person to the hospital in Linn County Thursday night.  The accident happened on Highway 151 about ¼  mile east of Linn Grove Road.  Linn County Deputies arrived to find a northbound pickup driven by 65 year old Jane French of Central City was struck in the rear by another pickup

Francis R. “Fritz” Bries – Epworth

Francis R. “Fritz” Bries, 94, of Epworth, Iowa, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:49 a.m. at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Fritz may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, Iowa, where a prayer service will be held