Author Archives: Mike Johnson

John Koresh – Elkader

John Raymond Koresh, 68, of Elkader, died suddenly Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Central Hospital in Elkader. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 4-7 pm at Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elkader, Iowa with a one hour visitation before services at the church on Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 am –

Ruth Ann Nurre – Delhi

Ruth Ann Nurre, 88, of Delhi, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Clifton Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with a 1:00 p.m. Scripture service. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church,

Ed-Co Student Receives Del-Clay Scholarship

An Ed-Co student has been awarded a one-thousand dollar scholarship from the  AGCO Corporation and Del-Clay Farm Equipment.   Olivia Bailey was awarded the scholarship after students completed the application process and scored by the National FFA Organization.  The winners were selected based on supervised agricultural experience, leadership, community involvement, and academics. Olivia is a senior

Burnell Martin Kahle – Manchester

Burnell Martin Kahle, 69, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester . Burnell was born on April 8, 1947, in Guttenberg, the son of Burnell Sr. and Edith (Eilers) Kahle. He was raised and educated in the Guttenberg area. On May 17, 1969, Burnell was

Seanalee Bailey – Arlington

Seanalee LaVonne “Gilligan” Bailey, 21, of Arlington, Iowa, died Sunday, April 10, 2016 as the result of a motor vehicle on HWY 52 near Millville, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Seanalee may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa. Friends may also call after


Arlington Woman Killed In Clayton County Crash

An Arlington woman has died from injuries received in an accident early Sunday morning.  The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says that 21 year old Seanalee Bailey of Arlington was traveling Northbound on Highway 52 about ¼ of a mile North of Estes Point Road near Millville when she lost control. The pickup entered the East


Moser Athletes Compete At USTA Meet In Waverly

Moser School of Dance and Gymnastic area athletes recently competed and placed well in the USTA Power Tumbling meet held in Waverly Iowa on March 20th , 2016.   16 teams were entered with around 450 athletes competing thru out the day.  Area Gymnasts who place well are as follows: 1st, Katie Boeding, Jacob Gasper, Gertrude Wall, Hanna Marting, Breanna Vaske, Michelle Stelken, Hannabelle Erickson, Amiya Birkel, Cooper Ingles, Logan

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Monticello School District Hires New Superintendent

The Monticello Community School District has found its next Superintendent. Dr. Brian Jaeger has been hired for the position. Jaeger is currently the Executive Director of Secondary Schools in the public school system in Gilbert, Arizona, where he also previously worked as Principal, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director and Dean of Students. He is originally from Iowa and

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WD Speech Students Honored At Awards Night

West Delaware Speech Students were honored at the annual end the season awards night Tuesday night.  Coach Abby Osborne said it was a great year for the speech team: Awards handed out for the evening included the “Friend of Speech” award, which went to the West Delaware Transportation Department; The Rookie Award was given to