Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Mary Loughren – Winthrop

Funeral Services for 98 year old Mary Loughren of Winthrop will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, Dec.30, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monti Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 PM Monday, Dec.29, 2014 at the Monti Community Center. There will not be visitation at the Church on Tuesday. Burial will


Hopkinton Man Injured In Highway 20 Accident

A Hopkinton man was taken to the hospital following a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Highway 20 near 15th Avenue SW in Dyersville.  23 year old Derek Gearhart was traveling west on Highway 20 when he lost control of his vehicle, went into the north ditch and into a house.  Gearhart was taken to Mercy

Lloyd Sperfslage – Monticello

Lloyd Sperfslage, 77, of Monticello, Iowa and formerly of Prairieburg died Wednesday, December 23, 2014, at Monticello Nursing & Rehab. Center. Friends may call from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at St. Joseph

Charles “Chuck” Ehrig – Manchester

Charles “Chuck” Peter Ehrig, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on November 3, 1926, in Danbury, Iowa, the son of Antone and Clarissa (Leliefeld) Ehrig.  He attended country school near Danbury. Chuck was drafted into the U.S. Army and honorably served

Leon Burkle – Earlville

Leon Burkle, 90, of Earlville passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 9, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the church, and one hour before Mass on

James Mann – Guttenberg

James David Mann, 71, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, December 7, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2014, at Clifton Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Funeral Home, and one hour prior to service

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Dyersville Chamber 3rd Round Winners

The third round winners in the $2,000 Christmas Giveaway Promotion sponsored by the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce and area businesses have been announced. They are: Darlene Allen, Dyersville; Lillian Steger, Dyersville; Karen Faber, Dyersville; Brian Harvey, Dyersville, Colleen Bonert, Dyersville; Paulo DaSilva, Dyersville; and Dillon Pirc. Each winner will attend a drawing on Saturday,

Brenda (Martin) Smock – Strawberry Point

Brenda (Martin) Smock, 77, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. She was born on May 3, 1936, in the state of Georgia. Brenda was united in marriage to Ronald “Bud” Smock on February 14, 1968, in Mexico. After returning from the service,