Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Paula M. Rickels – Scotch Grove

Paula M. Rickels, 68, of Scotch Grove died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church

John D. “Jack” Dittmer – Elkader

John D. “Jack” Dittmer, 86, of Elkader, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point.   Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 am Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Visitation: 3 to 7 pm Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader and

Lois Jean Faust – Lamont

Lois Jean Faust, 74, of rural Lamont, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at her home after a lengthy illness.  Lois was born June 27, 1939, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Blanche (Bolsinger) Staebler of Colesburg, Iowa. She received her education in Colesburg and Guttenberg area schools. On December 11, 1976, Lois

Timothy Smith – Strawberry Point

Timothy Smith, 63, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Friday, May 30, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on January 7, 1951, in Monticello, Iowa, the son of Glenn and Betty (Wallace) Smith.  Timothy graduated from West Delaware High School in 1969. Timothy was united in marriage to Catharine Hamblin

Lyndon “Lynn” Ludovissy – North Buena Vista

Lyndon “Lynn” C. Ludovissy, 49, of North Buena Vista died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, Iowa on his annual fishing trip with family and friends. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross. Mass of Christian Burial will

Florence A. Meis – Dyersville

Florence A. Meis, 89, of Dyersville, Iowa and formerly of Holy Cross died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Good Neighbor Home, Manchester. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. June 2, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Vigil Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Mass of

William Henry Crane – Mederville

William Henry Crane, 91, of rural Mederville, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader. Visitation: 6 to 8 pm, Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour before

Carol Lee Jasper – Dyersville

Carol Lee Jasper, 69, of Dyersville died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Friends may continue to call Friday at

METH JAIL BARS

Anamosa Man Charged With Manufacturing Meth

An Anamosa man has been charged with attempting manufacture of methamphetamine by a drug felon near a school. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 36-year-old Zackery L. Smockcould face up to 60 years in prison and up to four million dollars in fines if convicted. Smock is accused of manufacturing and attempting to manufacture meth

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