Author Archives: Mike Johnson


Albrecht Acres Prepare For Opening After Fire

Albrecht Acres Prepare For Opening After Fire

SHERILL, Iowa (AP) – Organizers of an eastern Iowa camp for special needs children are scrambling to prepare for next month’s opening after a fire damaged a main building and destroyed thousands of pounds of meat. The Telegraph Herald reports no one was injured in the Wednesday morning blaze at Camp Albrecht Acres, about one

Douglas Hearn – Independence

Independence –  Douglas L. Hearn, 70 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at ABCM Rehab Independence – West Campus in Independence.  He was born in Independence, Iowa, on August 22, 1944, the son of Cy and Alice (Higgins) Hearn.  He graduated from St. John’s High School in Independence with the


KMCH At-Work Network

This week’s KMCH At-Work Network Winners are Lorna Sheckles and Autumn Pope from Munter’s True Value in Strawberry Point!  Mike Johnson surprised them with Cupcakes from Cakes by Kim just for listening to KMCH while they work!  You could be our next winner – CLICK HERE to sign up!


Boys River Valley Conference Golf Meet Results

West Branch won the Boys River Valley Conference Golf Meet by just one stroke over Monticello.  West Branch shot a team score of 331.  The Panthers tied with Tipton with a 332, but took second on the fifth man rule tie breaker.  Durant took fourth – just one stroke behind Monticello and Tipton.  Cascade finished


HS Golf: W. Delaware Boys Win WAMAC Super Meet

In boys high school golf, West Delaware won the WAMAC Super Meet at Gardner Golf Course in Marion Monday.  The Hawks finished with a team score of 314 – 11 strokes better than Vinton-Shellsburg, Williamsburg, and Mt. Vernon, who all tied for second.  Independence came in 7th; Anamosa was 8th; and Beckman was 12th.  West

Mary Ellen (Jones) Horstman – Guttenberg

Mary Ellen (Jones) Horstman, 86,  of Guttenberg, Iowa, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.  Mary Ellen was born July 6, 1928, in Lima, Iowa,  the daughter of Lloyd and Edith Mae (Homewood) Jones and stepfather William Jones. Her childhood years were spent in Wadena and Elkport.   Mary Ellen

Virginia Ash – Edgewood

Virginia Miller Ash, 90, of Edgewood, Iowa, more recently of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Cedar Rapids.  She was born in Edgewood, on October 31, 1924, the daughter of William J. and Ellen (Stone) Miller.  She graduated


Manchester #5 “Best Places For Young Families”

The website “” compiled a list of the best places for young families in Iowa and Manchester is listed as number five.  Such things as home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education, and family friendliness were taken into consideration in the rankings.  The website said “The smallest city in the top 10, Manchester is

Jane M. Knepper – Boone, and formerly of Worthington

Jane M.  Knepper, 60, of Boone, Iowa, and formerly of Worthington, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Boone County Hospital in Boone.   Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a funeral service will commence at 2:00

Independence Girls Track Invite Results

Results of the Independence Girls Track Invitational on Monday – 1 Marion 85.25 2 Waterloo East 80.00 3 Vinton-Shellsburg 76.00 4 Benton 69.00 5 West Delaware 55.50 6 Independence 32.25 7 Maquoketa Valley 19.00 8 Dunkerton 14.00 9 Oelwein 2.00   A couple of the highlights saw West Delaware take the 400 meter hurdles and