Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Dorothy J. Zapf – Littleport

Dorothy J. Zapf, 96, of Littleport, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.   A Private Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader.   Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at

Anna Jean Harris – Manchester

Anna Jean Harris, 85, died peacefully Monday, June 6, 2016, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. The sixth of seven children, she was born near Earlville to parents, Andrew and Anna Grawe Miller, on October 2, 1930. Raised on the family farm north of Manchester, Anna Jean graduated from Manchester High School and attended cosmetology college

Gerald M. Boardman – Manchester

Gerald M. Boardman, 82, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on October 17, 1933, in Iron River, Wisconsin, the son of Harry and Opal (Springer) Boardman. Gerald was raised and educated in Wisconsin. He served honorably as a U.S. Marine during


Supervisor’s Race Highlights Delaware County Primary Ballot

There is an open seat on the Delaware County Board of Supervisors in today’s primary election. Pete Buschmann and Jim Diers are each running for the Republican nomination to fill the seat that will be left vacant by Supervisor Doug Dabroski. Buschmann, who is from the Greeley area, is an ordained pastor. Buschmann served on

Robert W. Reittinger – Dyersville

Robert W. Reittinger, 81, of Dyersville died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. Visitation will be held 2 – 8 pm Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:30 pm. Visitation

Eldon John Kerkhoff – Guttenberg, formerly of Dyersville

Eldon John Kerkhoff, 99 of Guttenberg, formerly of Dyersville, IA died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg. Visitation will be held from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m.


Clayton Train Accident Victim Identified

Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was killed after being hit by a train in northeast Iowa. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and medics were dispatched in Clayton around 11:50 p.m. Saturday. The office says 37-year-old Jeffery Werger, of Garnavillo, was struck by a southbound train near Bill’s Boat Landing in Clayton. He

Robert Hutchinson – Manchester

Robert R. Hutchinson, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, on Saturday, June 4, 2016.  He was born on June 19, 1927, in  Delaware County, Iowa  the son of Raymond and Elsie (Robinson) Hutchinson.  Robert was raised in the area, and attended school locally.  He served honorably in two


Mosers Qualify 138 For Nationals

Moser School of Dance and Gymnastic students competed recently in the 2016 Iowa USTA Power Tumbling State Championships.  Twenty five Iowa Clubs attended the meet with around 620 athletes competing. Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics came home with 17 State Championship Titles and 138 Moser athletes qualified for Nationals. Mosers 17 State Championship Title holders in 1st place are;   Jacob Gasper, Madison Habel, Ella Marting, Hanna Marting, Michelle Stelken, Hannabelle Erickson, Cooper Ingles,