Author Archives: Mike Johnson

J.E. “Jed” Hicks – Shellsburg

Shellsburg -  J.E. “Jed” Hicks, 58 years old, of rural Shellsburg, Iowa, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  He was born on August 4, 1955, in Newton, Iowa, the son of Elgie Arvil and Mildred Eileene (Middleton) Hicks.  He graduated from high school

Margie Reinert – Edgewood

Margie Emma Reinert, 82, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  She was born on January 12, 1932, in Greeley, the daughter of Ben and Maggie (Klosterman) Funke.  Margie was raised and educated in Greeley. On January 19, 1954, Margie was united in marriage to John Reinert at


One Final “Long Distant Dedication”

There’s only ONE way to salute radio pioneer extraordinaire Casey Kasem… …with a Long Distance Dedication. It goes out not just to Casey, but to his fans…millions of listeners covering at least two generations….people who experienced the enjoyment, the honor and the sheer thrill of hearing perhaps radio’s greatest voice ever. With his friendly voice,

Marie Helen Drees – Manchester

Marie Helen Drees, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on April 24, 1921, on the family farm near New Vienna, Iowa, the daughter of Barney and Barbara (Steffen) Schulte.  She received her education at St. Boniface School in New Vienna. 

Robert N. “Buck” LeGrand – Dubuque

Robert N. “Buck” LeGrand, 75, of Sunset Park Place in Dubuque and formerly of Holy Cross, died peacefully with his family at his side, Thursday, June 12, 2014, the same day his wife died just 6 years ago, at Sunset Park Place, Dubuque.   Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday, June 15,

Marie H. Dunkel – Dyersville

Marie H. Dunkel, 97, of Dyersville and formerly of Worthington died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa.   Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish Vigil Service will be held at 5:00

Rosemary K. Hunt – Greeley

Rosemary K. Hunt, 93, of Greeley, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester by Rev. Joseph Schneider. Visitation will be 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home

Comm Garden

Share the Harvest Kicks Off Second Year

Share the Harvest kicks off tonight in Manchester. This program is in its second year of helping distribute extra garden produce throughout the community. Robin Stone explains. Share Harvest 1 If you have any extra garden produce, or if you need some fresh garden produce, you’re welcome to stop by The Watershed in Manchester tonight.

High School BB and SB 6/9 Results and Beckman Soccer

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The class 3A-5th ranked West Delaware baseball team came up with a WaMaC conference doubleheader sweep on the road in Mount Vernon last night. The first game was filled with lots of offense in a 16-14 9-inning near 3-hour contest. Sophomore Max Ridenour earned his first career varsity win by coming

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