Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Donald McCarthy – Monticello

Donald P. McCarthy, 68, of Monticello died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at his residence after a long illness.   Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a funeral service will commence at 7:00 p.m.   Private burial will be held at a

Jeffrey Frieden – Dubuque, formerly of Elkader

Jeffrey Lynn Frieden, 53, of Dubuque, formerly of Elkader,  died February 15, 2014, at his residence in Dubuque.   Memorial Service:  11:00 am, Friday, February 21, 2014, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf, Iowa. Inurnment: Illyria Cemetery, rural Elgin Visitation: 9:30 until service time at the church on Friday.   Leonard Funeral Home in

Marvin Theisen, Holy Cross

Marvin J. Theisen, 69, of Holy Cross died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his residence after a sudden illness. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross where the Catholic Order of Foresters will recite a rosary at 4 p.m.  Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m.


Fire Engulfs Home In Manchester Saturday Night

Several area fire departments were called out shortly after 10:00 Saturday night to a house fire at 504 Lincoln Street in Manchester.  The home, owned by Gilbert Rave, was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.  The Manchester department was assisted by fire departments from Ryan, Delaware, and Delhi.  Firefighters were on the scene for four hours,


Newlywed Game Day #5

John and Mary Broghammer didn’t quite score enough points to take over the lead, so congrats to our champions: Mike and Tammy Yerington!  Listen to all of the shows HERE


George Thorogood To Headline VIP Night At Delaware Co. Fair

 Delaware County Fair Manager Jeannie Domeyer announced Friday on KMCH that George Thorogood and the Destroyers with be the featured entertainment Friday, July 11 at the 2014 Delaware County Fair.  Thorogood is best known for his hit song “Bad to the Bone” as well as for covers of blues standards such as Hank Williams’ “Move It On Over,” Bo Diddley’s


Newlywed Game Day #4

Pat and Marilyn O’Connell didn’t quite score enough points, so Mike and Tammy Yerington still have the lead with one more day to go!

Donald Cottrell, Independence

Independence –  Donald C. Cottrell, 86 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at his home.  He was born on June 4, 1927, in Rowley, Iowa, the son of Clarence Lee and Lydia (Rouse) Cottrell.  He attended school in Rowley and Independence.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War

Jeanne Sand, Independence

Independence –  Jeanne M. Sand, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the ABCM Nursing and Rehab. Independence – West in Independence.  She was born on July 5, 1936, in Dunkerton, Iowa, the daughter of William Joseph and Clara Catherine (Schons) Staebell.  She graduated from St. John’sCatholicHigh School in


Officials Give Causes Of Death In Arlington House Fire

ARLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have determined the causes of death for five people found after an Arlington house fire. Ron Humphrey with the State Fire Marshal says the three adults and two children died of burns and smoke inhalation. They all had carbon monoxide in their systems, which indicate they were alive when the

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