Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Robert Olsen – Aurora

Robert Allen Olsen, 69, of Aurora, Iowa, died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at his home in Aurora, Iowa. Robert was born on November 30, 1945 in Independence, IA the son of Mahlon ”Bud”, & Callie (Dudley) Olsen. He attended the East Buchanan Schools in Quasqueton, Iowa and on August 11, 1963 he married Barbara J.

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Knake Remembers Start Of Huskys Ski Team

The Hartwick Huskys had a huge turn out for their final show of the season at Schram Pond in Manchester on Saturday.  It was also the 50th anniversary celebration for the club.  One of the original members, Bob Knake was in attendance and remembers how it all got started: Bob says he is impressed with

Keith Dirks – Anamosa

Anamosa Keith Dirks age 58, a 19 year member of the Jones County Supervisors,  died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Thursday morning, August 20, 2015 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call

Thomas Strang – Manchester

Thomas A. Strang, 89, of Evergreen Estates in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and formerly of Manchester, Iowa died Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:25 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Tom may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade,


Brian Lindley – Nashville Trip Winner

Congratulations to Brian Lindley – our Grand Prize winner of our “KMCH Pickin On Nashville Song Of The Day” Contest!  Brian and 9 others went digging in the sand Saturday and Brian found the treasure box containing the Gold Pick and is now headed to Nashville!  Thank you to everyone who played along and to

Charles Robinson – Greeley

Charles Vernon Robinson, 65, of Greeley, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at his residence near Greeley.  He was born on January 5, 1950, in Manchester, the son of Vernon and Evelyn (Sherman) Robinson.  Charlie attended school in Greeley and graduated from West Delaware High School in 1968.  He then farmed in the

Tire Blowout Causes Accident On Highway 20

A tire blowout caused a one-vehicle accident that sent a Dubuque woman to the hospital Monday morning.  71 year old Rosemary Mertzberger was traveling east on Highway 20 near Mile Marker 258 when the left front tire of her vehicle blew out.  Wertzberger’s car entered the median into oncoming traffic and veered back into the

Barbara Moser – Edgewood

Barbara Lou Moser, 86, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at her home on Saturday, August 8, 2015.  She was born on November 4, 1928, in Edgewood the daughter of Everett and Edna (Arthur) Hansel.   Barb was raised in Edgewood; her parents co-owned and operated the Hansel Café with her aunt and uncle.  Barb helped out

Billie Lee Duart – Strawberry Point

Billie Lew Duart, 87, of Strawberry Point, Iowa,  passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.  He was born on October 23, 1927, near Dundee, the son of Louis H. and Ella (Wolfe) Duart.  Bill was raised and educated in Delhi and enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was