Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Lloyd Smith – Independence

Independence -  Lloyd E. Smith, 82 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, April 21, 2014, at the BuchananCountyHealthCenter in Independence.  He was born on October 23, 1931, in Buchanan County, Iowa, the son of Wayne Charles and Sarah Ann (Cady) Smith.  He graduated from high school in Quasqueton, Iowa, with the Class of

Ruth Marie Baars Clinton Harris Moellers – Elkader

Ruth Marie Baars Clinton Harris Moellers, 95, of Elkader, died peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. Funeral Services: 10:30 am, Friday, April 25, 2014, at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader with Pastor Andrea Mericle officiating. Visitation: 4 to 7 pm, Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader

Viola U. Irons – Keystone , Formerly Manchester

Viola U. Irons, 93, of Keystone, Iowa (Formerly Manchester), died on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton. She was born on February 2, 1921, in Oelwein, the daughter of Edward and Hamie (Hansel) Brown. Viola was raised and educated near Manchester. Viola was united in marriage to Harold Irons in 1937

Evelyn Stewart – Elkader

Evelyn Stewart, 88, of Elkader, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at Central Community Hospital, Elkader. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Monday, April 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elkader, with Rev. Paul R. Peters as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with Leonard Funeral

Paul Krogmann – Manchester

  Paul Thomas Krogmann, 78, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Friday, April 18, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was born on August 13, 1935, in rural Petersburg, the son of Paul J.  and Myrtle E. (Wilgenbusch) Krogmann  Sr.  Paul was raised and educated in the area, attending SS. Peter & Paul

M. Jean Ridder – Independence

Independence -  M. Jean Ridder, 75 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Friday, April 18, 2014, at UPHAllenMemorialHospital in Waterloo, Iowa.  She was born on May 1, 1938, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Arsene Prospere and Charmion Elizabeth (Wroe) VanDaele.  She graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1956 and

Helen Heyer – Manchester

Helen Marie Heyer, 91,of Manchester, Iowa, died at her residence on Saturday, April 19, 2014, surrounded by her family. Helen was born December 28, 1922, in Manchester, the daughter of Claude and Clara (Heyden) Eberhart.  She attended school in Manchester, graduating with the Manchester High School Class of 1940. On September 2, 1940, Helen was


Dubuque Casino Fined

The operators of the Mystique Casino in Dubuque agreed to a three-thousand dollar fine for allowing a man banned from gambling to play blackjack and sign up for a player club card. Casino Chief Financial Officer, Dustin Manternach, told state regulators that employees failed to double-check the person’s identity. The man had signed a self-ban

Pearl Recker – Dyersville

Pearl A. Recker, 92, of Dyersville, Iowa died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville.   Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, 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 Christian


Spring Sports: W. Delaware Boys’ Golf Win Home Meet

Results from this past week: In boys high school golf, West Delaware hosted a quadrangular at Pin Oak Thursday afternoon. The Hawks came out on top with a 163, followed by Anamosa with a 174; Western Dubuque 175; and Beckman 183. West Delaware’s Clayton Larson was medalist with a 37. The Hawks also took the

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