Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Virginia Elizabeth Sweet – Manchester

Virginia Elizabeth Sweet, 80, of Manchester, Iowa, died at her home on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. She was born on February 16, 1935, at Coggon, the daughter of Clement and Mary (Conway) Woods. Virginia was raised and educated in the Coggon area, and graduated from Coggon High School in 1955. In 1955, Virginia was united


Manchester Council OK’s Agreements With Bard and Fastenal

Two Development agreements were approved by the Manchester City Council Monday evening. Agreements were OK’d for BARD Concrete and Fastenal. An agreement for Norby’s Farm Fleet will be approved after the City finalizes the cost of a road on the west side of the building. City Manager Tim Vick explains the purpose of the agreements:


Trailer Clips Vehicle; Illinois man Charged

A Rockport, Illinois man was charged with failure to obey a stop sign when a trailer he was hauling clipped another vehicle early Monday afternoon.  The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says the 49 year old James Smith was turning left to go north on Highway 38 at the intersection of 38 and Old 20 when

Jeffrey Simmons – Independence

Independence –  Jeffrey B. Simmons, 57 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, December 7, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He was born on August 17, 1958, in Cuba City, Wisconsin, the son of Benjamin and Norma Jeanne (Kilcoyne) Simmons.  He graduated from high school in Cuba City with the

Loella Penzotti – Manchester

Loella Marilene Penzotti, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 26 , 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on March 30, 1934, in Rochelle, Illinois, the daughter of Sam and Bertha (Govig) Gray.  Loella was raised in the Sycamore, Illinois area and graduated from Sycamore High School. On


Ketchum Named Gatorade Iowa Volleyball Player Of The Year

More accolades for West Delaware Volleyball standout Carlee Ketchum.  The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports has named Ketchum their 2015-16 Gatorade Iowa Volleyball Player of the Year. Ketchum is the first Gatorade Iowa Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from West Delaware High School. The award, which recognizes


Klink Pleads Not Guilty In W. Delaware School Bus Crash

An Arlington man accused of having meth in his system when he crashed into a West Delaware School bus on October 1st has pleaded not guilty.  41 year old Monte Klink entered not-guilty pleas in Delaware County District Court on two counts of serious injury by vehicle and one count each of second-offense operating while


HS Basketball: Tuesday Night 12-8 Results and Scores

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Boys Basketball team stayed unbeaten with a 59-56 home win last night over Beckman. Sports Director Jon Swisher has the details along with all the area scores from last night: 12-8HSBBRECAP Area Boys scores: Camanche 50, Monticello 46 Cascade 58, Bellevue 39 East Buchanan 55, Central City 45

Ilo Eileen Totman – Edgewood

Ilo Eileen Totman, 90, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on September 2, 1925, in Garber, the daughter of Aaron and Pearl (Hansel) Harbargh. Ilo attended rural schools in the Garber area. On October 24, 1945, Ilo was united in marriage to George