Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Jacqueline B. “Jackie” Jacobs – Independence,

Independence –  Jacqueline B. “Jackie” Jacobs, 80 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Vinton Lutheran Home in Vinton, Iowa.  She was born on December 16, 1933, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer Nicholas and Agnes Rosalyn (Schadle) Fink.  After finishing high school, she graduated from the Mercy

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Sherretts Elected Oelwein Mayor

Residents of Oelwein went to the polls yesterday to elect a new mayor…and chose the candidate that the city council appointed to fill the vacant position earlier this year. City Council member and mayor pro-tem Peggy Sherretts received 53.4% of the total 1329 votes cast. June Griffith and Ryan DeHaven finished second and third, with

HS Cross Country: West Delaware Hosts Invite

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Girls and Boys Cross Country teams hosted their home invitational at Hart Ridge Golf Course yesterday afternoon. The girls competed tremendously hard against some stiff competition. The varsity girls finished 7th out of 22 teams. The meet was won by Cascade, with Mt. Vernon-Lisbon finishing runner-up. The varsity

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HS Volleyball: WD Hawks Stay Undefeated/10-7 Results

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The class 4A 2nd-ranked West Delaware Volleyball team improved their overall match record to 29-0 last night with a home senior night victory. The Hawks beat Beckman 3-0, 25-19/25-13/25-23 to up their WaMaC conference East division mark to 5-0 and increased their set record to 63-1. Hawks head coach Brett Mather

Patrick Anthony Farrell – Strawberry Point

Patrick Anthony Farrell, 22, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Monday, October 6, 2014, at his residence. He was born on December 4, 1991, Manchester. He was the son of Mike and Theresa (Farrell) Smock of Strawberry Point. Patrick attended and graduated from Starmont High School with the class of 2010. He then graduated from

Ira F. Voshell – rural Strawberry Point

Ira Franklin Voshell, 72, of rural Strawberry Point, died Monday, October 6, 2014, at Rochester, MN. Funeral Services: 10:30am – Friday, October 10, 2014, at Hope Lutheran Church, Littleport. Interment: 1:00 pm – Taylorsville Cemetery, rural Arlington Visitation: 4 to 8pm – Thursday, October 9, 2014, at the funeral home and after 9:30 at the

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Fire Prevention Week: Test Your Smoke Alarms Every Month

It’s Fire Prevention Week – and Manchester Fire Chief Mike Ryan has an interesting statistic for you. Fire Prev 0 This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”. According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in

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Northeast Iowa Football Week 5 Scores

WD Black Labudde  14  Dyersville Green (1)  14 Monticello Red   32   Dyersville White  (2)  8 Ed-Co  24   Clayton Ridge  0 Anamosa White   18  Midland  14 WD Orange Nolz  30  Monticello Black  8 WD Black Krogmann  34   North Linn  14 Cascade 18  WD Orange Georgen  6 Anamosa Blue  6   Starmont  0

Melanie Jo Schiltz – Manchester

Melanie Jo Schiltz, 33, of Manchester, Iowa,died on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Melanie was born on November 29, 1980, in Denison, Iowa, the daughter of Brent and Carol Spies.  She was a 1999 graduate of the Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla Community School District.  Melanie attended

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W. Dubuque CC Invite Results

Boys Results: Place School 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Time Ave Time Spread 1 Bellevue 2 5 10 20 28 36   65 17:20 1:43 2 Cedar Rapids Prairie 7 12 16 17 18 23 38 70 17:28 0:36 3 Decorah 6 13 15 22 25 30 32 81 17:34 0:53 4

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