Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Joann Alice Hoth – Elkader

Joann Alice Hoth, 85, of Elkader, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM on Monday, October, 24, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center. Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Clayton Center Visitation: One hour before service time at the church on Monday Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service


Linn County Accident Sends Central City Woman To Hospital

A two-car accident sent one person to the hospital in Linn County Thursday night.  The accident happened on Highway 151 about ¼  mile east of Linn Grove Road.  Linn County Deputies arrived to find a northbound pickup driven by 65 year old Jane French of Central City was struck in the rear by another pickup

Francis R. “Fritz” Bries – Epworth

Francis R. “Fritz” Bries, 94, of Epworth, Iowa, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:49 a.m. at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Fritz may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, Iowa, where a prayer service will be held


Michael Reynold Neuhaus – Manchester

Michael Reynold Neuhaus, 60, of Manchester, Iowa, died at Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. He was born on April 15, 1956, in Manchester, the son of Lyle and Marie (Langel) Neuhaus. Mike was raised and educated in the area, and was a 1974 West Delaware High School graduate. Mike was employed by


WaMaC All-Conference Volleyball Teams Announced; Mather Coach Of The Year

EAST Division All WaMaC Volleyball Team: * Unanimous Selection   1st Team: *Haley Lyness         12      West Delaware *Jade Putz              12      West Delaware Macey Kleitsch        9        West Delaware *Kaitlyn Volesky      12      Mount Vernon *Libby Ryan            12      Mount Vernon *Morgan Pitz           12      Western Dubuque Reagan Rosalez      12      Western Dubuque *Kylie Bildstein        12      Beckman Catholic *Kendra Cave                   12     


Robert Arthur Schwietert – Manchester

Robert Arthur Schwietert, 67, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Monday, October 17, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.  He was born on May 2, 1949, in Manchester, the son of  Warren and Mazie (Trottnow) Schwietert.  He was raised and educated in the Colesburg area, and was a 1967 Ed-Co High School graduate.  Bob


Debra Ann Ross – Colesburg

Debra Ann Ross, 59, of Colesburg, Iowa, died on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. She was born on December 30, 1956, in Manchester, the daughter of Warren and Mazie (Trottnow) Schwietert. Deb was raised and educated in the Colesburg area, and was an Ed-Co 1975 High School graduate. On


Mary Besler – Fairfield,

Mary Ellen Besler, 60, of Fairfield, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  She was born on January 15, 1956, in Iowa City, the daughter of Louis and Ruth Ann (Hamlett) Ponsar.  She was raised in the Delhi area and attended Maquoketa Valley High School. Mary was


Raymond “Jack” Marbach – Manchester

Raymond J. “Jack” Marbach, 78, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on April 23, 1938, in Maquoketa, the son of Joseph and Marie (Ahern) Marbach.  Ray was a graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School in Worthington. On October 8, 1959,