Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Lawrence “Lary” Klosterman – Edgewood

Lawrence “Lary” Bernard Klosterman, 72, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away as a result of liver cancer, on Saturday, January 7, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home at Scenic Acres Care Center, Elkader, Iowa.  He was born on July 4, 1944, in Edgewood, the son of George and Luetta (Schmitt) Klosterman.  Lary was raised

Friday Night HSBB Wrap-Up

The first Friday night of the new year offered a full slate of area high school basketball. Our featured game from KMCH Sports was the Class 3A, second ranked, 8-0 West Delaware Hawks hosting 6-1 Solon.Both teams were 4-0 and tied for first place at the top of the WaMaC East Division. The West Delaware

AMBER Alert Issued for Two Iowa Brothers

Iowa authorities issued an AMBER Alert for Landon Griffin (left) and Morgan Griffin (right). According to our coverage partners, KCRG TV, Iowa authorities issues an AMBER Alert for two Iowa brothers late Friday night. According to the state’s AMBER Alert website, 12 year old Morgan Griffin and his brother 11 year old Landon Griffin are

William J. “Bill” McGraw – Independence

William J. “Bill” McGraw, 86, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Lexington Estate Nursing Home in Independence. He was a long time resident of Delaware County who has lived in Independence for the last several years. Bill was born in Monti, Iowa, on June 4, 1930, to Edwin and Emma (Bebee) McGraw. He

Little Vikes Sponsoring Weight Loss Challenge

The Ed-Co Little Vikes Wrestling Club is holding a Biggest Loser weight loss challenge. The challenge runs 16 weeks with weigh in this Saturday, January 7th 8AM & 6PM at the Ed-Co High School; 8AM only at the Colesburg elementary; nd Monday, Janury 9th at Ed-Co wrestling room/Colesburg Elementary on their certified scale.  Cost is $25.00

Arlyn W. Brockmeyer – Manchester

Arlyn W. Brockmeyer, 93, of Manchester, died January 3, 2017. Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017, Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017, United Methodist Church, Manchester, officiated by Rev. Phil Rogers. Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Manchester. Arlyn William Brockmeyer was born November

Lucinda “Cindy” K. Burger – Worthington

Lucinda “Cindy” K. Burger, 94, of Worthington died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville.   Visitation will be held 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at        pm.   A Mass of Christian

Joanne Cassutt – Elkader

Joanne Cassutt, 87, of Elkader, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.   Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, January 6, 2017 – 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader with Rev. Paul Peters officiating.   Inurnment: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader   Visitation:  9:00 am until service time at the

Traffic Deaths Up In Iowa

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say traffic deaths jumped to at least 400 last year in Iowa. The Iowa Transportation Department says the figure is nearly 27 percent higher than the 316 traffic deaths recorded in 2015. It’s also the highest figure since the 411 in 2008. The department says the 2016 month with the

Irma Kay – Edgewood

Irma Kay, 97, of Edgewood, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. A funeral service for Irma will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City. Pastor Paul Phillips from Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd will officiate. Burial will be