Author Archives: Mike Johnson


Time Capsule Opened At West Delaware

Time Capsule Opened At West Delaware

36 years ago, Dick Justice, who at the time was the Grounds Superintendent at West Delaware High School knew that there was something special in one of the pillars that led up to the entrance of the old West Delaware high school, then known as “The Annex”.   Fast forward to 2009, when the Annex

Betty Robison of Independence

Independence –  Betty E. Robison, 89 years old, of Independence, Iowa, formerly of rural Walker, Iowa, died on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Lexington Estate in Independence.  She was born on February 12, 1927 in Troy Mills, Iowa, the daughter of Dean and Kathryn (Strang) Keller.  She graduated from high school in Independence.  On December

Ella Wernimont – Hopkinton

Ella Wernimont, age 81, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Joan and Ed Hemphill Hospice in Unity Point Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 Tuesday morning, April 5, 2016 at the St. Luke Catholic Church, Hopkinton where visitation will begin on Monday afternoon at 4:00 with the Parish Vigil

Iowa Guard Andrew Fleming To Transfer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa says freshman guard Andrew Fleming has been released from his scholarship so he can transfer to another school.Fleming averaged 2.2 points and one assist in 11 games last season. Fleming says he is seeking a “better situation” for his college career. Fleming is the second Hawkeye in as many


Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Fayette Police Chief

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – A man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly threatened to kill a northeast Iowa police chief. Authorities say 32-year-old Joshua Sargent was released on bond from the Fayette County jail Wednesday after being arrested on burglary charges. Moments after his release, police say Sargent called Fayette Police Chief Richard

Linda A. Becker – Dyersville

Linda A. Becker, 68, of Dyersville, Iowa died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at her home. Visitation will be held 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday from 9 –

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