Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Marvin Jansen – Monticello

Marvin Jansen age 92, of Monticello, died Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. . Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday morning, August 15, 2014 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, with Military Honors.  Friends may call from 4 until

Chelsey L. Bildstein – Anamosa

Chelsey L. Bildstein age 23, died Monday August 11, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 Monday morning, August 18, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Anamosa with interment in the Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 until 7 Sunday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. 

Dunkerton Places Police Chief On Leave For Inquiry

DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) – The Dunkerton City Council has placed the northeast Iowa city’s police chief on leave until an investigation is completed. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the council voted unanimously to take the action Monday night after a private meeting. Police Chief Tim Schultz will remain on administrative leave pending an investigation and

Carol Mae (Casper) Zumbach – Coggon

Carol Mae (Casper) Zumbach was born on April 16, 1928 in Monticello, Iowa. She was the fifth of six children born to Tobe and Anna (Farhni) Casper. She was baptized May 12, 1928, and later confirmed at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Castle Grove. Carol spent her childhood on the farm in


Iowa’s Corn, Soybean Crops Looking Good

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A U.S. Department of Agriculture report indicates Iowa’s corn and soybean crops are looking good. The USDA says Monday that 76 percent of the corn crop was in good to excellent condition, and 75 percent of the soybean crop was in good to excellent condition. Topsoil moisture also was in

Cargill Settles EPA Dispute In Iowa, Nebraska

EDDYVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Cargill Inc. has agreed to pay more than $187,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act at large oil storage facilities in Iowa and Nebraska. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 says the privately held multinational corporation lacked a response plan at two facilities that outlined procedures

Norma F. Lucas – Independence

Independence – Norma F. Lucas, 89 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was born on June 3, 1925, in Fayette County, Iowa, the daughter of Burt Edward and Martha Arminda (Adams) Miller. She attended school in Fairbank, Iowa. In 1939, she

George “Rabbit” Hare – Independence

Independence -  George E. “Rabbit” Hare, 76 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the BuchananCountyHealthCenter in Independence.  He was born on June 20, 1938, in Rowley, Iowa, the son of Frank B. and Adry Maree (Jestes) Hare.  He graduated from high school in Independence.  On August 4, 1959, he

Dean E. Weston – Manchester

Dean E. Weston, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  He was born in Iowa City on October 11, 1930, the son of Cutler and Mabel (Brown) Weston.  Dean graduated from the Lamont High School in 1948. Dean served in

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