Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Jeffrey Simmons – Independence

Independence –  Jeffrey B. Simmons, 57 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, December 7, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He was born on August 17, 1958, in Cuba City, Wisconsin, the son of Benjamin and Norma Jeanne (Kilcoyne) Simmons.  He graduated from high school in Cuba City with the

Loella Penzotti – Manchester

Loella Marilene Penzotti, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 26 , 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on March 30, 1934, in Rochelle, Illinois, the daughter of Sam and Bertha (Govig) Gray.  Loella was raised in the Sycamore, Illinois area and graduated from Sycamore High School. On

Ketchum Named Gatorade Iowa Volleyball Player Of The Year

More accolades for West Delaware Volleyball standout Carlee Ketchum.  The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports has named Ketchum their 2015-16 Gatorade Iowa Volleyball Player of the Year. Ketchum is the first Gatorade Iowa Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from West Delaware High School. The award, which recognizes

Klink Pleads Not Guilty In W. Delaware School Bus Crash

An Arlington man accused of having meth in his system when he crashed into a West Delaware School bus on October 1st has pleaded not guilty.  41 year old Monte Klink entered not-guilty pleas in Delaware County District Court on two counts of serious injury by vehicle and one count each of second-offense operating while

HS Basketball: Tuesday Night 12-8 Results and Scores

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Boys Basketball team stayed unbeaten with a 59-56 home win last night over Beckman. Sports Director Jon Swisher has the details along with all the area scores from last night: 12-8HSBBRECAP Area Boys scores: Camanche 50, Monticello 46 Cascade 58, Bellevue 39 East Buchanan 55, Central City 45

Ilo Eileen Totman – Edgewood

Ilo Eileen Totman, 90, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on September 2, 1925, in Garber, the daughter of Aaron and Pearl (Hansel) Harbargh. Ilo attended rural schools in the Garber area. On October 24, 1945, Ilo was united in marriage to George

Shirley A. Theisen – Holy Cross

Shirley A. Theisen, 80, of Holy Cross, Iowa died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Oak Park Place, Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 11, 2015, at

Stanley Clair Debes – Mederville

Stanley Clair Debes, 73, of rural Mederville, died Monday, December 7, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. He was a dairy farmer spent his entire life on the farm where he was born. Stanley farmed since he was 14 years old. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl of rural Mederville; children, Jacqueline Debes

HS Basketball: North Linn Sweeps Ed-Co in Area DH

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: North Linn produced a sweep last night at home over non-conference foe Ed-Co, winning the girls game 69-15 and the boys prevailed 85-50. Sports Director Director Jon Swisher has the details: 12-7AREABBALLRECAP Tonight around the area a mostly full slate of games will take place, Jon has a preview look: 12-8PREVIEWHSBB

Dundee Man Injured In Hunting Accident

An area hunter was hospitalized following a hunting accident near Dundee.  28 year old Travis E. Myers of Dundee, was in a group of 11 hunters pushing deer on private property approximately one mile northeast of Backbone State Park in Delaware County when he was struck by a deer slug in the upper right shoulder fired