Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Vickie J. Mysak – Manchester

Vickie J. Mysak, 46, of Manchester, died Friday, July 17, 2015.  Celebration of Life services will be held at Bailey’s Ford Park on Saturday, July 25, 2015, starting at 2:00 p.m.  Bohnenkamp Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Manchester is in charge of arrangements. Vickie was born January 15, 1969, in Manchester, Iowa, the

Phillip Jeffery Gaffney – Garner

  Phillip Jeffrey Gaffney, of Garner, Iowa, was stillborn on the morning of Friday, July 17, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Mason City.  He was the son of Robert and Kathleen (Larsen) Gaffney. Survivors left to cherish his memory are his parents, Robert “Bob” and Kathleen “Katie” Gaffney of Garner, Iowa; a brother, Peter Gaffney

Geraldean “Gerry” McNeal – Elkader

Elkader Geraldean “Gerry” Kuehl McNeal, 87, of Elkader, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. Funeral Services: 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader Burial: Hansel Cemetery, rural Garber Visitation: 4 to 7, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader

Iowa Farmers Rally in DC to Sway EPA Over Fuel Rules

Corn growers from across Iowa and nationwide are in Washington D-C this week, hoping to get lawmakers and officials to hear their concerns about the future of ethanol. Bruce Rohwer, past-president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and a farmer from Paullina, says corn growers hope to sway the Environmental Protection Agency to increase the

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 13

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “In general, much of the crop remains in good to excellent condition across the state.  Unfortunately, there are some wet

Area District Baseball

District baseball continued last night around the area. In Dyersville- The Monticello Panthers improved to 21-10 with a tight 2-1 win over Mount Vernon in a pitcher’s duel. Panther junior Mason Newhard improved to 7-3 with a no-walk performance while striking out 5. Offensively Monti took advantage of two Mustang error’s, one in the first


Hawks Lose Regional Final – Season Ends

The West Delaware Hawks had their 2015 season come to a close last night in frustrating fashion at Waverly taking on 10th-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock. The Hawks fell 1-0 in a tense mostly played contest. West Delaware fell behind 1-0 in the 2nd and thought they had the game tied up on a two-out Bridget Hoffman


All-WaMaC Softball Teams Announced

WaMaC West All-Conference Softball July 8, 2015   First Team   Pitcher                        Amber Fiser – Jr.                               Benton Pitcher                        Lexi Kinnaird – Sr.                             Clear Creek Amana Catcher                      Jess Miller – Sr.                                 Williamsburg Infield                         Megan Croghan – So.            Center Point-Urbana Infield                         Alyssa Wiebel – Jr.                            Benton Infield                         Lea Brunssen – Jr.                             Benton Infield                        


Moser Athletes 5th In Nation

Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics Team was awarded and ranked 5th Over-All in the Nation at the 2015 USTA Power Tumbling National Championships held in Rapid City South Dakota in June. The Moser School also won 6 Division Team awards which helped them to achieve their 5th place ranking over all teams winnings. Mosers hard working, dedicated area athletes won


Highway 20 Accident Sends Two To Hospital

Two people were taken to the hospital following an accident on Highway 20 near Dyersville.  The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup driven by 19 year old Colin Meier of Maquoketa was traveling east in the inside lane of Highway 20 when he transitioned into the outside lane and lost control, entered the south ditch

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