Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Kenneth Hubbard – Mederville

Kenneth Calvin Hubbard, 88 of Mederville, Iowa, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at the Convalescent Home in Edgewood. His wishes were to be cremated. A family service will be held at a later date.  Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is assisting the family.

Sherri Pasker – Manchester

Sherri Denise Pasker, 62, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away at her home on Thursday, November 19, 2015.   She was born on August 4, 1953, in Cherokee, the daughter of Keith and Earlene (Nickerson) Thompson.  Sherri was a 1972 West Delaware High School graduate and also graduated from the Dental Assistant program at Kirkwood Community College.

Mary L. Kleitsch – Monticello

Mary L. Kleitsch, 88, of Monticello, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at Northbrook Care Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church

Joan L. Rasmussen – Waterloo,formerly of Independence

Independence – Joan L. Rasmussen, 60 years old, of Waterloo, Iowa, formerly of Independence, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at Country View Care Center in Waterloo. She was born on February 3, 1955, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Freddie Lee and Loretta Jo (Eschen) Rasmussen. She attended school in Quasqueton, Iowa, and also

James McLeod Brown – Strawberry Point

James McLeod Brown, 95, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Monday, November 16, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on July 31, 1920, in Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, the son of Donnelly and Margaret (Campbell) Brown. Jim was a 1938 graduate of Kasson High School in Minnesota. He then

Marian J. Bell – Dyersville

Marian J. Bell, 94, of Dyersville died Monday, November 16, 2015, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Visitation will be held 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 7p.m.  Visitation will continue Friday from 9


State Wrestling Tickets To Go On Sale Soon

The State Wrestling Championship has been a sold out event for over 20 years and is the only IHSAA reserved ticket event. On October 28, 2015, the Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association approved the procedure for the purchase of 2016 State Wrestling Tournament finals tickets. Tickets will continue to be


West Union Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – A West Union sex offender has pleaded guilty to federal gun charges. The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports that 30-year-old Thomas Andrew Cannon pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District court in Cedar Rapids to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces a $250,000 fine


Man Accused Of Beating Woman In Her Elkader Home

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A 25-year-old man has been accused of severely beating a woman at her home in Elkader. The Elkader Police Department said Monday it has an arrest warrant on a charge of attempted murder for the Pella man. Clayton County Attorney Alan Heavens says the man is in custody in Wisconsin and authorities

John A. Kuper – Independence

John A. Kuper, 83, of Independence, Iowa died Sunday morning, November 15, 2015 at Unity Point – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. John was born on January 24, 1932 in Independence, Iowa the son of George H. and Ethel M (Eschen) Kuper. He was a 1950 graduate of the Independence High School. He