Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Robert J. Fridley – Independence

Independence – Robert J. Fridley, 82 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born on August 19, 1932, in Sumner, Iowa, the son of Paul Edwin and Susie (Schmelzer) Fridley. He graduated from high school in Sumner, Iowa, with the Class

4th Volleyball Rankings

Class 1A     School   Record   LW 1   Holy Trinity Catholic   10-1   1 2   Janesville   6-1   2 3   Central Lyon   17-1   3 4   LeMars Gehlen Catholic   11-5   4 5   Tripoli   8-4   5 6   New London   5-3   6

Kathleen Ann”Kay” Ryan – Manchester

Kathleen Ann”Kay” Ryan, 77, of Manchester, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born on December 28, 1936, in Oelwein, the daughter of Pete and Donna (Rhines) Short. Kay was a graduate of Lamont High School, and also graduated from Pitze’s School of Beauty in


Oelwein Mayor Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Abuse

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) – The former mayor of Oelwein pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges alleging he sexually abused two girls. Court records show 36-year-old Jason Manus entered the plea to five counts of second-degree sexual abuse. His trial is scheduled to begin on October 8th. Manus, the former mayor of Oelwein, is accused of

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Linn Co. Crash Sends Two To Hospital

Two people were injured in an accident that happened Tuesday afternoon on Highway 13 at Bertram Road in Linn County. A pickup driven by 45 year old John M. Zajda of Westfield, WI was south bound on Highway 13 when a passenger car pulled out in front of him. The driver of the passenger vehicle,


Week #3 HS Football Scores

CLASS 3A: District 3 Charles City 36, Vinton-Shellsburg 10 Decorah 9, Independence 3 Waukon 40, Crestwood, Cresco 16 (ND) West Delaware, Manchester 29, Waverly-Shell Rock 18 District 4 Cascade, Western Dubuque 44, Marion 16 (ND) Epworth, Western Dubuque 27, Maquoketa 0 Wahlert, Dubuque 21, Central Clinton, DeWitt 17 CLASS 2A: District 3 Beckman Catholic, Dyersville

Geneva Dingbaum – New Vienna

Geneva Dingbaum, 96, of New Vienna died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Dubuque. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, where a VFW Auxiliary Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. and a parish vigil service will

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