Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Marilyn Bunting – Manchester

Marilyn M. Bunting, 76, of Manchester, Iowa, died suddenly on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester.  She was born on February 11, 1938, in Anamosa, the daughter of  Virgil and Philomene (Corwin) Miller.  Marilyn was raised and educated in Martelle.  She attended the University of Dubuque, taught at Martelle and then


W. Delaware Golfers Earn State Honors

Three West Delaware boys golfers have earned state-wide recognition based on their scoring averages this season and their individual placements at the 3A state golf tourney.  Clayton Larsen was awarded 1st team all state and 1st team all tourney.  Harrison Guetzko was awarded 1st team all state and 2nd team all tourney.  Bryce Frick was


Our Latest Valued Volunteer – Jackie Sherman

Congratulations to our latest Valued Volunteer, Jackie Sherman.  Jackie is involved with Rhubarb Fest, Second Helpings, The Manchester Lions Club and more!  If you know of someone who should be recognized for their volunteer efforts, CLICK HERE

Francis Murray – Manchester

Francis Murray, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on May 3, 1933, in Manchester, the son of Harry and Dora (Rippon) Murray. Francis attended school in Manchester. Francis’s first job was as a lumber chaser, along with shoveling coal at a Manchester

Margaret (Ryan) Boncutter – Manchester

Margaret (Ryan) Boncutter, 100, of Manchester passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Community Congregational Church in Manchester by Rev. Kurt Pasko. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Private burial will be

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

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