Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Lora Mager – Elkader

Lora Mager, 58, of Elkader, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. Visitation: 3 to 7 pm – Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour before services at the church on Friday. Funeral Service: 11:00 am – Friday, May 9, 2014, at

Construction Work Leads to Closures in Manchester

Construction work is beginning today on a couple areas in Manchester. The railroad crossing on South Tama Street will be closed for repairs. The area will be marked with construction signage. The railroad crossing is expected to be closed through Wednesday. And also starting today, Burrington Road/South Fifth Street will be closed from Enterprise Avenue to the

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Michigan Woman Wins Purple “Longhaul Survivor” Semi

The locally-famous purple semi that’s been raising money for cancer now officially has an owner… Brittany Dunigan of Canton, Michigan won the Peterbilt semi known as the “Longhaul Survivor” in a fundraiser raffle at the Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck and Tractor Show in Earlville on Saturday. The semi, which was painted purple in


Great Turn Out For Metals Collection Day

There was a huge turnout for the annual Metals Collection Day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Two large trailers and two pickup loads of miscellaneous metal items were hauled away, along with several trailer loads of appliances and barbecue grills. The unwanted items, which were dropped off by area residents, will all be

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Bellevue Man Killed In Industrial Accident

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally injured in a Dubuque workplace accident. The man was identified as 19-year-old Colin Jackson, of rural Bellevue. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says he was caught in industrial equipment around 5:15 p.m. Friday at Jackson Concrete Pumping near the Dubuque

Terry Wenger – Masonville

Terry Wenger, 66, of Masonville passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Silver Creek United Methodist Church in Masonville. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the church prior to services. Terry was born October 2, 1947 in Manchester,

Jean Ann Recker – Delhi

Jean Ann Recker, 67, of rural Delhi, Iowa, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 24, 2014, peacefully in the arms of her husband, after a ten month battle with cancer. Jean Ann was born on July 15, 1946, in Manchester, the daughter of Joseph and Antoinette (Dingbaum) Pasker, Sr. She attended St. Mary

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