Author Archives: Mike Johnson


New Offensive Coordinator At ISU

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Former Kansas coach Mark Mangino has been hired as the offensive coordinator at Iowa State. Mangino spent eight seasons as the coach at Kansas, winning national coach of the year honors in 2007 and leading the Jayhawks to a win in the Orange Bowl. But Mangino was fired following the 2009

Irene Fern Paige, Manchester

Irene Fern Paige, 89, formerly from Manchester, passed away with friends at her side on January 5, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.  Irene was the second of six children born to  Otto and Vesta (Bresee from France ) Opperman in Strawberry Point on October 29, 1924.  Irene was united in marriage to Gerald

Shirley Ann Weber, Dyersville

Shirley Ann Weber, 79, of Dyersville and formerly of Delhi, Iowa died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Friends may call from 2 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Private family services will be held. Shirley was born July

Fayette County Food Shelf Destroyed by Fire

FAYETTE, Iowa (AP) – Fire has destroyed a food pantry that served hungry people in northeast Iowa’s Fayette County. The Fayette Food Shelf lost seven freezers, two refrigerators and food in the blaze, which was reported at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in Fayette. No injuries have been reported. The main building is heavily damaged but still

Roger W. Fox, Jr., Independence

Roger W. Fox, Jr., 65, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday evening, December 31, 2013, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa. Roger was born on November 11, 1948 in Independence, Iowa the son of Roger and Phyllis Fox, Sr. He was a 1966 graduate of the Independence High School and he served with


Hawkeyes Lose To LSU In Outback Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. – It was a dog fight until the final play, but when the final whistle blew, No. 14 LSU celebrated a 21-14 victory over the University of Iowa football team in the 2014 Outback Bowl inside Raymond James Stadium. “LSU made a lot of big plays today and did what they had to do

Jerry Franklin Sweet, Dundee

Jerry Franklin Sweet, 78, of Dundee, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.  He was born on October 26, 1935, in rural Coggon, the son of Donald and Bertha (Halferty) Sweet.  Jerry grew up and attended school in Coggon. In 1955, Jerry was united

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