Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Donald H. Toale – Independence

Donald H. Toale, 60, of Independence, Iowa died Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center, Independence of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Don was born on January 11, 1956 in Independence, Iowa the son of Francis M. and Clara R. (DePape) Toale. He was a 1974 graduate of St. John’s Catholic


5/23 Baseball/Softball Scores

Night number one of the 2016 softball/baseball season got under way last night. The Monticello Baseball team featured the best defensive performance of the night. The Panthers downed Bellevue, 4-0, in a River Valley Conference contest in Monticello. Senior pitcher Cody Menster flirted with perfection by only allowing one hit and that 1 runner in

Freida K. Loesche – Petersburg

Freida K. Loesche, 63, of Petersburg, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a short illness. Visitation will be held from 3 -8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5


Pre-Season Baseball Rankings

Class 4A (2015 Record) Southeast Polk (33-13) Iowa City, West (34-12) Cedar Rapids, Jefferson (29-8) Valley, West Des Moines (25-14) Cedar Rapids, Kennedy (30-12) Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines (32-8) Lewis Central (27-11) Johnston (34-6) Waukee (37-5) Ottumwa (25-16) Others: Sioux City, East (33-9); Dubuque, Senior (21-21); Cedar Falls (22-14); Fort Dodge (21-14)  Class 3A


State Track Updates

For up to date results from the State Track and Field Meet click here: Listen for hourly updates with Karl Wooldridge on KMCH at :45 past the hour.

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Gordon Schmidt – Manchester

Gordon P. Schmidt, 80, of Manchester,  Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on September 5, 1935, in Earlville, the son of Paul and Elda (Becker) Schmidt.  He was baptized on October 6, 1935 and confirmed April 10, 1949 at First Lutheran Church.  Gordon


State Track Qualifiers List

Here is a list of the State Track and Field Meet Qualifiers.  Listen to KMCH Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for live hourly updates. BOYS • Class 4A • Class 3A • Class 2A • Class 1A GIRLS • Class 4A • Class 3A • Class 2A • Class 1A

Margaret M. Miller – Manchester

Margaret M. Miller, 95, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on April 25, 1921, in Worthington, the daughter of John and Clara (Tegler) Recker. On June 30, 1941, Margaret was united in marriage to Herbert Miller at St. Mary Catholic Church

Patsy Kay Bowden – Lamont

Services for 73 year old Patsy Kay Bowden of Lamont will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 20, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dundee Visitation – 4 PM until 7 PM Thursday, May 19 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont and after 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Church in Dundee. Burial in

Allan Falck – Strawberry Point

Allan George Falck, 93, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died at his home on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  He was born on August 25, 1922, in rural Lamont, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Kleinsorge) Falck.  Allan was raised and educated in the Lamont area, and graduated in 1940 from Lamont High School. On January 23,