Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Steven W. Harring – Manchester

Steven W. Harring, 60, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on September 28, 1955, in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of William and Catherine (MacClean) Harring. Steve was raised and educated in Coventry, Rhode Island. He graduated from Coventry High School

July Averaged More Rain than Normal

State climatologist Harry Hillaker says most of the state got more rain than normal in July. “Statewide averaging a little bit over six inches — and typically you get about four-point-two inches or rainfall during the month,” Hillaker says. He says there was one area of the state that missed out on the extra rain.

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Boat Theft

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a pontoon boat and motor. The theft was reported on July 6th.  On July 15th the pontoon and motor were recovered in the Cedar Rapids area. Through the investigation, a subject of interest was identified and a warrant has been. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

Second Bank Robbery In Monticello In Four Days

The Monticello Police Department is investigating a second bank robbery in the city in the last five days.  Monticello Police responded to the drive thru of Citizens State Bank at 117 West First Street at about 9:30 Monday night for a report of an armed robbery. Two female employees were attempting to complete a night

Rodney J. Muller – Monticello

Rodney J. Muller, 44, of Monticello, died Friday, July 29, 2016, at his home. Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. A Celebration of Rod’s life will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at the Kramer Funeral Home in

Scott A. “Toby” Close – Dyersville

Scott A. “Toby” Close, 49, of Dyersville, Iowa died Saturday, July 30, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday August 3, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at

One Person Killed In Buchanan County Motorcycle Accident

One person has died following a motorcycle accident Saturday night in Buchanan County.  The accident happened in the 2600 block of Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd northwest of Quasqueton.  According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s office, a driver lost control of a motorcycle and left the roadway, going into the ditch.  The operator of the motorcycle was

IGHSAU All State Softball Honors Announced

  The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released it’s 2016 All-State softball teams: 1A Honorable Mention: Kaitlin Ronnebaum Ed-Co 2A 1st team:    Lynsey Dolphin Cascade 2A 3rd Team: Noelle Green, Cascade 2A Honorable Mention: Hailey Hannan, Laura Kremer, Lisa Tucker, and Bailey Clemens all of Cascade; Brianna Mensen, Erin Digmann Megan, and  Mensen

Monroe C. Hoffmann – Worthington

Monroe C. Hoffmann, 93, of Worthington, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville. Visitation will be held 2 – 8 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:30 pm. Visitation will continue Friday from