Author Archives: Mike Johnson

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Sandy K. Hoffman – Delhi

Sandy K. Hoffman, 63, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on April 27, 1953, in Anamosa, the daughter of Allen and Reva (Taylor) Hoffman.  Sandy was a 1971 graduate of Wyoming High School. Sandy worked as a C.N.A. at the Penn

Irene Mathilda Swenka – Greeley

Funeral mass for 89 year old Irene Mathilda Swenka of Greeley will be at 10:30am on Monday, May 30th at St. Marks Catholic Church in Edgewood. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00pm on Sunday, May 29th at the Leonard Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, where there will be a 3:30pm scripture service. Visitation

Ron LeClere – Hopkinton

Ron LeClere age 72, of Hopkinton, died Monday May 23, 2016 at Mercy Hospital Cedar Rapids following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday morning, May 27, 2016 at the Hopkinton Community Church. Pastor Jan Lamont will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 7 Thursday at the Goettsch

Donald H. Toale – Independence

Donald H. Toale, 60, of Independence, Iowa died Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center, Independence of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Don was born on January 11, 1956 in Independence, Iowa the son of Francis M. and Clara R. (DePape) Toale. He was a 1974 graduate of St. John’s Catholic


5/23 Baseball/Softball Scores

Night number one of the 2016 softball/baseball season got under way last night. The Monticello Baseball team featured the best defensive performance of the night. The Panthers downed Bellevue, 4-0, in a River Valley Conference contest in Monticello. Senior pitcher Cody Menster flirted with perfection by only allowing one hit and that 1 runner in

Freida K. Loesche – Petersburg

Freida K. Loesche, 63, of Petersburg, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a short illness. Visitation will be held from 3 -8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5


Pre-Season Baseball Rankings

Class 4A (2015 Record) Southeast Polk (33-13) Iowa City, West (34-12) Cedar Rapids, Jefferson (29-8) Valley, West Des Moines (25-14) Cedar Rapids, Kennedy (30-12) Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines (32-8) Lewis Central (27-11) Johnston (34-6) Waukee (37-5) Ottumwa (25-16) Others: Sioux City, East (33-9); Dubuque, Senior (21-21); Cedar Falls (22-14); Fort Dodge (21-14)  Class 3A


State Track Updates

For up to date results from the State Track and Field Meet click here: Listen for hourly updates with Karl Wooldridge on KMCH at :45 past the hour.

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Gordon Schmidt – Manchester

Gordon P. Schmidt, 80, of Manchester,  Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on September 5, 1935, in Earlville, the son of Paul and Elda (Becker) Schmidt.  He was baptized on October 6, 1935 and confirmed April 10, 1949 at First Lutheran Church.  Gordon