Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Temporary Dam Breach At Lake Delhi

Last week’s rains were too much for a temporary dam set up to divert the Maquoketa River while construction crews worked on the spillway of a new Lake Delhi dam. Lake Delhi Board President Steve Leonard said that the dam had a small breach after heavy rains last week created a “high water flow” event

Mable Gosse – Independence

Independence –  Mable M. Gosse, 102 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  She was born on March 13, 1913, in Menlo, Iowa, the daughter of Edd S. and Ova Alice Miller.  She attended the Buchanan County schools.  On January 16, 1932,

Laverne Crowley – Marion

Laverne Crowley age 88  of Marion formerly of Castle Grove, died Monday June 8, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 Thursday morning, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, where friends may register after 10:00.   Interment  will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery,

Aletha Engelken – Manchester

Aletha Anna (Haas) Engelken, 83, of Manchester, formerly of Earlville and Dyersville, passed away on June 7, 2015, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held

John Welterlen – Edgewood

John William Welterlen, 91, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg on Saturday, June 6, 2015.  He was born on January 8, 1924, in Edgewood, the son of Arthur and Esther (Rosburg) Welterlen.  John was raised in the Edgewood area, and graduated from Edgewood High School. John served honorably in

Lula Tweed – Strawberry Point

On June 7, 2015, Lula Marie (Thomas, Moine) Tweed went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus.  Services will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Strawberry Point, Iowa, at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, June 12, 2015. Lula was born on March 29, 1924, to Roy and Mary (Jefferson) Thomas on the family farm in

John Lewis McMorris – Independence

Independence –  John Lewis McMorris, Sr., 89 years old, long time successful businessman and founder of Independence Corn By Products (ICBP) peacefully passed away on June 3, 2015.  The experiences of dementia did not diminish his engagement of life nor his feistiness. John was born near Weldon, Iowa, the son of William and Eliza McMorris

Joyce Frish – Indepedence

Joyce Marion Frish, 86, of Independence, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo, Iowa. She was born in Alta, Iowa on July 5, 1928 to Vernley L. Pedersen and Erna Espe Pedersen, the eldest of two children. She and her brother David were raised primarily on a farm.

Dorothy Ann Hilby

Dorothy Ann Hilby, 79, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church, Masonville. Per Dorothy’s request there will be no public visitation. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Manchester. Dorothy was born March 1, 1936, in Earlville, Iowa, the daughter of

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