Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Benton Co. Man Guilty In Girlfriend’s Death

Benton Co. Man Guilty In Girlfriend’s Death

A Benton County jury has found David Miller guilty of a lesser offense in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found beside a stolen truck in Miller’s driveway last year. Miller was convicted Wednesday of voluntary manslaughter in the Oct. 25 death of 25-year-old Sabrina Janish, of Shellsburg. Prosecutors had sought a first-degree

Major Flooding Expected in Elkader and Garber

Heavy rain has led to flash flooding across several counties in northeast Iowa – and others downstream are preparing for the possibility of flooding over the next few days. The National Weather Service said Thursday that 1 to 2 inches an hour have fallen in some spots, and more thunderstorms are expected to produce another

Joan V. Dunkel – Manchester

Joan Victoria (Herbers) Dunkel, 89, of Manchester, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. She was born on January 31, 1927, in New Vienna, the daughter of Joseph F. and Anna T. (Steffen) Herbers. Joan graduated from St. Boniface High School in New Vienna. Joan attended Mount Mercy College.

Field Of Dreams Hearing Held At Keokuk Theatre

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court chose an appropriate setting for legal arguments about the Field of Dreams movie site – a theater. The court frequently holds oral arguments around the state and on Monday night took up a zoning dispute at the Grand Theatre in Keokuk. Gina Walker Fox, who was in

Franklin Collins – Independence

Independence –  Franklin Leroy Collins, age 85 of Independence, Iowa died Monday, September 19, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Hope Wesleyan Church in Independence, with Rev. Bob Solon and Rev. Donald Glazier officiating.  Friends and family may

Isaiah Sweet Re-sentenced; Has Chance For Parole

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – Isaiah Sweet has been re-sentenced to life in prison with a chance of parole. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports Judge Michael Shubatt last week re-sentenced Sweet, who had been serving a life sentence with no chance at parole. Sweet was convicted of fatally shooting his grandparents in Manchester in 2012, when

It’s Homecoming Week!

West Delaware kicked off Homecoming Week Monday with “America Monday” with students dressing up in red, white, and blue. Student Council member Anna Thole tells about the theme for the rest of the week: Student Council member McKenna Coates says the hallways will be decorated with a movie theme: This year’s Homecoming King and Queen

Radio Iowa Football Poll 9/19/16

Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/19/16 SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 BY TODD KIMM Class 4A 1. WDM Valley (4-0), LW #1 vs Fort Dodge 2. Dowling Catholic (3-1), LW #2 @ Sioux City West 3. Cedar Rapids Washington (4-0), LW #3 vs CR Jefferson (Thur) 4. Ankeny Centennial (4-0), LW #4 @ DSM Lincoln 5.

Branstad Asks For Federal Assistance After Flooding

Governor Terry Branstad is asking the president to declare eight Iowa counties disaster areas.  The governor is asking for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek for the severe storms and flooding that hit from August 23rd to the 27th. A joint federal, state, and local preliminary damage

Fern Parkin – Manchester, formerly of Earlville

Fern A. Parkin, 102, of Manchester, formerly of Earlville, died Sunday, September 18, 2016. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016, at Earlville United Parish, Earlville, Iowa, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Earlville. Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, is