Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Edna L. Gipper – Independence

– Edna L. Gipper, 89 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Lexington Estate in Independence. She was born on January 31, 1927, in Audubon County, Iowa, the daughter of Eric and Minnie (Haeflinger) Gust. She graduated from high school in Oelwein, Iowa, with the Class of 1945. On January

William “Bill” H. Juran – Holy Cross

William “Bill” H. Juran, 82, of Holy Cross. Iowa died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, Holy Cross. Visitation will continue Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior


Two Injured In Clayton County Motorcycle Crash

A Manchester man was taken to the hospital following a motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon in Clayton County.  27 year old Schuyler White of Manchester was traveling north on Highway 13 near Emerald Drive when his motorcycle was hit from the rear by another motorcycle driven by 28 year old Robert Twining of Dubuque.  White was taken

Linda Jo Lee – Manchester

Linda Jo Lee, 63, of Manchester, Iowa, chose to go to her heavenly home on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with a Scripture Service at 2:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00

Wanita Spece – Vinton

Vinton –  Wanita A. Spece, 74 years old, of Vinton, Iowa, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at her home in Vinton.  She was born on December 6, 1941, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of LuVerne Eldon and Rosella Marion (Mertes) Christian.  She graduated from Don Bosco High School in Gilbertville,

David R. Gates – Independence

David R. Gates, 60 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born on November 10, 1955, in Manchester, Iowa, the son of Loyal “Buster” Edwin and Norma Rose (Van Horn) Gates. He graduated from high school in


March Valued Volunteer: Mary Kay Dannenbrink

KMCH, Delaware Co. ISU Extension, and the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Mary Kay Dannenbrink of Manchester as our march “Valued Volunteer”.  Mary Kay has helped out withe the Good Neighbor Society’s “Festival of Trees”; has served in many capacities at St. Mary Church; offered free haircuts at the Back To

Bernice M. Termont – Dyersville

Bernice M. Termont, 89, of Dyersville and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at her home. Visitation will be held 2 – 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 pm. Visitation will continue

Willis Wayne “Bill” Chesmore – Independence

Independence – Willis Wayne “Bill” Chesmore, 84 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born on December 17, 1931, in Cono Township of Buchanan County, near Quasqueton, Iowa, the son of Marshal Curtis and Retha Marie (Brown) Chesmore. He

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Several WD Speech Students Make All-State

Eight West Delaware Individual Speech students were nominated for All State, including  Kaitlyn Reth (poetry, acting), Kyle Curley (individual improv, poetry), Jacob Gasper (after dinner speaking), Isabelle Breitfelder (original oratory), Holden Smith (review), and Christian Schnieders (expository address).   The students were judged on the performances at the State Individual Speech event this past Saturday at