Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Evelyn A. Althaus – Independence

Evelyn A. Althaus, 84, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday morning, March 8, 2016 at the Lexington Estates Care Center, Independence, IA. Evelyn was born on February 3, 1932 in Ottumwa, Iowa the daughter of Calvin M. and Rose A. (Peterson) Conger. She was a 1949 graduate of the Ottumwa High School. On October 14, 1950

Rosemary Dunn – Strawberry Point

Strawberry Point, Iowa Rosemary Dunn The heavens are a little brighter today, the earth a little less so.  Rosemary Dunn passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016, in the Hospice Care Unit of Iowa City’s Mercy Hospital surrounded by the love of her family at age 93. The family invites you to gather together and share

Lucille Callies – Manchester

Lucille L. (Perrinjaquet) Callies, 89, of Manchester, Iowa, died Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Community Congregational Church, Manchester, with a luncheon to follow. Arrangements by Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Survivors include her husband of 56 years,

Linda Lou Osterkamp – Garber

Linda Lou Osterkamp, 50, of Garber, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque. She was born on August 28, 1965, in Manchester, the daughter of Arnold and Donna (Hansel) Holthaus. Linda graduated from Ed-Co High School in 1983. After graduation she began farming. Linda was united in marriage to


Head Start Takes Part In “Read Across America Day”

Head Start students took part in Read Across America day on Wednesday. Read Across America day is observed on March2nd each year in honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Several community members read to the students at Head Start Centers in Manchester and Hopkinton.  Jenny Atkinson from the Head Start Center on Wayne Street

Kathleen C. “Katie” Weber – Independence

Kathleen C. “Katie” Weber, 77, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at her home in Independence. Katie was born on October 18, 1938 in Jesup, Iowa the daughter of John P. and Irene K. (Friedman) Demuth. She was a 1956 graduate of St. John’s Catholic High School in Independence and later received her

Hawks Bowling

Mozingo Named East District Bowler Of The Year

West Delaware Bowler Hope Mozingo earned several post-season awards.  Mozingo was named the Class 1A East All District Bowler of the Year.  Along with being named to the East District First Team, Mozingo also was named to the All-State first team, following the Hawk’s 2nd place state finish.   Andrea Salow was also named First Team

Mary Ann (Lewis) Chrystal – Manchester

Mary Ann (Lewis) Chrystal, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, surrounded by family. She was born on September 28, 1932, in Manchester, the daughter of Ernest and Elsie (Callahan) Lewis. Mary Ann was raised and educated in the area


WaMaC Boys BB Teams Announced

East Division All WaMaC Boys Basketball Team: * Unanimous Selection 1st Team: * Jon Ernst Sr Maquoketa * Connor Herrmann Sr Mount Vernon * Kolin Schulte Sr Anamosa Tyler Zumbach Sr Anamosa Colin Squires Sr Beckman Tommy Hook Sr Mount Vernon Streeter McIlravy Sr Solon John Nagel Jr West Delaware 2nd Team: Kyle Schpanski Sr.

Leon M. Prier – Dyersville

Leon M. Prier, 58, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Leon may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa, where a wake service will be held