Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Randy P. Delagardelle – Independence

Independence – Randy P. Delagardelle, 58 of Independence, IA died Thursday evening, May 12, 2016 at Unity Point – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. Randy was born on March 8, 1958 in Waterloo, IA the son of John P. and Joan B. (Kerkove) Delagardelle. He was a 1976 graduate of the Jesup High

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Wapsipinicon Mill Opens This Weekend

The Buchanan County Historical Society is ready for another tourism season. President Leanne Harrison says the historic Wapsipinicon Mill is opening tomorrow. Volunteers will be on hand to give tours of the mill. And plans are underway for another museum in Independence. The Wapsipinicon Mill recently underwent a half million dollar renovation.   (photo courtesy

Patricia Ann Wegmann – Delhi, formerly of Strawberry Point

Patricia Ann Wegmann, 79, of Delhi, Iowa, formerly of Strawberry Point, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on August 11, 1936, in New Vienna, the daughter of Leonard and Catherine (Lansing) Bockenstedt. Pat was raised in the Colesburg area and

Lee Krapfl – Oelwein

Lee Krapfl, 92, of Oelwein passed away on Friday May 6, 2016.  Visitation will be from 9-10:30 AM on Saturday May 14, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with a memorial service at 10:30 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.  Interment will


Girls Soccer Pairings Released

The Girl’s Athletic Union has released the 2016 regional soccer pairings.   In Class 1A Region6, West Delaware will play at Beckman on Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00pm.  The winner of that game will face Denver in the second round.  In Region 7, Anamosa is at Solon; Monticello hosts West Liberty with those two winners meeting


Monticello Wins River Valley Golf Meet

Monticello won the boys River Valley Conference Golf Meet Wednesday.  The Panthers shot a 339…one stroke better than second place Tipton.  Cascade finished 6th in the 13 team field.  Durant’s Lake Koening was medalist with a 75.  Race Cuckler of Cascade was second with a 76; followed by Jacob bergman of Monticello in third with

Ruth E. Rogers – Monticello

Ruth E. Rogers, 96, of Monticello, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Monticello Nursing & Rehab Center in Monticello. Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello with a parish vigil service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 – 11 a.m. Monday

Eugene “Gene” F. Olberding – Dyersville

Eugene “Gene” F. Olberding, 79, of Dyersville, Iowa died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 3:00 p.m. a


Moser Gymnasts Compete In Webster City

Moser School of Dance and Gymnastic area athletes recently competed and placed well in the USTA Power Tumbling meet held in Webster City Iowa on April 10th , 2016.   16 teams were entered with around 300 athletes competing thru out the day.  Area Gymnasts who place well are as follows: 1st, Katie Boeding, Madison Habel, Michelle Stelken, Hanna Marting, Kaia Engelhardt, Logan Bevans, Brody Bevans, Hannabelle Erickson, kylie Belinsky,


Cy-Hawk Game To Be Played Under The Lights

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – The University of Iowa will host Iowa State in the Cy-Hawk Series football game in prime time in Kinnick Stadium.  The Sept. 10 contest will kick at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised to a national audience on the Big Ten Network (BTN). In addition, Iowa’s Big Ten contest at