Author Archives: Mike Johnson


River Runner Regatta A Huge Success

River Runner Regatta A Huge Success

The first ever “River Runner Regatta” was held Saturday on the Maquoketa River in Manchester Saturday. One of the organizers, Chad Sands from the Franklin Street Brewery was amazed with the turn out: Teams and individuals built boats made mostly out of cardboard, with their objective being to navigate Manchester’s White Water Park without sinking.


Planning Underway For Museum In Edgewood

A special meeting will be held in Edgewood tonight to discuss the formation of a new museum.  Gerald and Marge Perrinjaquet have donated the old Edgewood Feed Mill building to house the museum.  One of the organizers, Art Johnson says input is needed from the community: A fund drive will start after tonight’s meeting: There


Saturday Cross Country Results

The West Delaware boys cross country team ran at Independence on Saturday morning. The varsity Hawks finished in 9th place in a very tough field. Marion ran away with the varsity and JV team titles.  The Hawks were led by Noah Crumpton who finished in 14th place with a career best time of 18:16.  Independence


Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/21/15

September 21, 2015 By Todd Kimm Class 4A 1. Dowling Catholic (3-0), LW #4 @ Lewis Central 2. Bettendorf (4-0), LW #3 @ Clinton 3. WDM Valley (3-1), LW #1 vs DSM Hoover 4. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (4-0), LW #5 vs CR Jefferson 5. Cedar Falls (3-1), LW #2 vs Waterloo West 6. Fort Dodge


Stephen Cook Honored By CR Water Department

The city of Cedar Rapids dedicated a conference room at the Water Department Administration Building in honor of Stephen Cook on Monday. In April, a Hiawatha man fleeing police collided with Cook’s service van at the intersection of Ninth Street and 16th Avenue. The impact threw Cook from the van, and he died at the University of


67th Prime Time Emmy Winenrs

List of winners at Sunday’s 67th prime-time Emmy Awards in Los Angeles: Drama Series: “Game of Thrones,” HBO. Actor, Drama Series: Jon Hamm, “Mad Men,” AMC. Actress, Drama Series: Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder,” ABC. Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones,” HBO. Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Uzo Aduba, “Orange


Beckman Hits The Road To Waukon Friday Night

Beckman opened District play by defeating Oelwein 43-12 last week.  The Blazer hit the road Friday night to Waukon.  Head Coach Jim Derr says they will have to be ready for an improved Waukon team: DERR1-9-17 You can hear the Beckman / Waukon game live on our website, and played back after the West

Helen A. Mock – Dyersville

Helen A. Mock, 87, of Dyersville, Iowa died Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa. Visitation will be held Friday September 18, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m. A Mass

Gerald “Charlie” Starr – Cedar Rapids

Gerald Eugene “Charlie” Starr, 51, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2105, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on October 6, 1963, in Manchester, the son of Carl and Alberta (Chapman) Starr.  Charlie  was raised and educated in Cedar Rapids attending Jefferson High School. Charlie was married