Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Olivia “Ollie” Kay Bruns – Elkader

Olivia “Ollie” Kay Bruns, 70, of Elkader, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, following a sudden illness. Ollie was born December 7, 1945, in Oelwein, the daughter of Francis “Doc” O’Donnell and Virginia M. (Slick) O’Donnell. She was raised and educated in the Strawberry Point

Everett C. (Duke) Hunt – Earlville

Everett C. (Duke) Hunt, 87, of Earlville, Iowa, died Thursday, January 7, 2016. Visitation will be held from 2:00- 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville. A Funeral Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016, at Earlville United Parish, Earlville, with visitation

Anamosa State Pen

Inmate Attacks Guard At Anamosa Prison

State prison officials say an inmate attacked a correctional officer in Anamosa Wednesday. Matthew Eivins, spokesperson for the Anamosa State Penitentiary, says it happened shortly after 5 p.m. in the facility’s L-U-B Living Unit.  Although the Department of Corrections is calling the incident a “serious assault,” the officer was not seriously injured.  The correctional officer

Leona R. “Lee” Greenley – Independence

Leona R. “Lee” Greenley, 100 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, January 4, 20156, at Lexington Estates in Independence. She was born on August 12, 1915, in Palmer, Iowa, the daughter of Edward John and Clara (Schom) Aden. Following high school, she earned her teaching certificate at the Iowa State Teachers College in


HS Basketball: Results From Tuesday 1-5

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The second half of the High School Sports Winter Broadcast season began with an area girls and boys doubleheader at North Linn last night. The Lynx swept the visiting Maquoketa Valley Wildcats in both varsity contests. The girls held on 48-41 while the boys cruised 84-40. KMCH Sports Director has the


Randy Kelchen – Dundee

Randy Kelchen, 57, of Dundee, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2016, at his home in rural Dundee.  Randy was born on July 6, 1958, in Manchester, the son of Ernest and Irma (Maiers) Kelchen.  Randy was raised on his family’s farm and was a 1977 West Delaware High School graduate.   On December

Jack Swarts – Independence

Jack D. Swarts, 93, of Independence, Iowa died Monday morning, January 4, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA. Jack was born on December 5, 1922 in Oelwein, Iowa the son of Martin A. and Sara E. (Davis) Swarts. He was a 1941 graduate of the Independence High School, Independence, IA. On

Steven L. Wroblewski – Monticello

Steven L. Wroblewski, 64, of Monticello died Thurs. Dec. 31, 2015, at Crestview Acres in Marion after a brief battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello.  Kramer Funeral Home is assisting the family. Steve was born July 24, 1951, in Peoria, IL

RoseAnn Werner – Worthington

  RoseAnn Werner, 91, of Worthington, Iowa died Friday, January 1, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday January 5, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m. and a Catholic Daughters