Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Kent W. Jessen – Strawberry Point

Kent W. Jessen, 64, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on May 26, 2015, at his home following a short illness. He was born in Manchester on November 2, 1950, the son of John (Jack) and Ruth (Ruegnitz) Jessen. Kent graduated from Starmont High School in 1969. On September 27, 1969, Kent was united in marriage


Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day was observed with services all across Delaware County yesterday. In Manchester, rain forced the ceremony to be moved from the Oakland Cemetery to the West Delaware Middle School as the Manchester American Legion Post 45 was joined by the West Delaware Marching Band. Here are some of the sounds and thoughts from the

Janet Rix – Independence

Independence –  Janet L. Rix, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She was born on May 9, 1938, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Merton Emerson and Helen Beatrice (Brockway) Salisbury.  She graduated from high school in Cedar Falls with

2015 IHSBCA Baseball “Pre-Season” Rankings

   (May 25, 2015) Class 4A Cedar Rapids Kennedy Johnston Sioux City North Waukee Southeast Polk Iowa City West West Des Moines Valley Des Moines East Cedar Rapids Jefferson West Des Moines Dowling Others:  Lewis Central, North Scott, Davenport Central, Fort Dodge Class 3A Davenport Assumption Dallas Center-Grimes Fairfield Norwalk Pella Central Dewitt Xavier, Cedar

Lavern Petsche – Dyersville

Lavern F. Petsche, 91, of Dyersville, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque after a brief illness. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil will be held at 3:00 p.m.


Several Hawks Qualify For State Track And Field Meet

At the State Track qualifying meets yesterday, the west Delaware boys took second at Decorah.  Charles City was 1st with 139 points; the hawks had 130 points.  Ty Cassutt broke the West Delaware school record in the Long Jump held by Tim Cannon 1972.  Ty qualified for state with a jump of 22’2.25.  West Delaware’s


Albrecht Acres Prepare For Opening After Fire

SHERILL, Iowa (AP) – Organizers of an eastern Iowa camp for special needs children are scrambling to prepare for next month’s opening after a fire damaged a main building and destroyed thousands of pounds of meat. The Telegraph Herald reports no one was injured in the Wednesday morning blaze at Camp Albrecht Acres, about one

Douglas Hearn – Independence

Independence –  Douglas L. Hearn, 70 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at ABCM Rehab Independence – West Campus in Independence.  He was born in Independence, Iowa, on August 22, 1944, the son of Cy and Alice (Higgins) Hearn.  He graduated from St. John’s High School in Independence with the