Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Some Local Republican Legislators Vote Against Collective Bargaining Bill

Some Local Republican Legislators Vote Against Collective Bargaining Bill

All 29 Republicans in the Iowa Senate and 53 of the Republicans in the House voted Thursday to limit the subjects Iowa teachers and other government workers may bargain over during contract talks. There WERE six Republicans in the Iowa House, however, who voted against the move – two of whom are from the KMCH

Dyersville Sports Registration

The City of Dyersville is accepting registrations for softball/baseball, tee ball and soccer. On this year’s softball/baseball form, there is a question on the bottom that asks if you’re interested in playing league tournaments. If you and your child are interested in playing more games, check “yes” on the box. You can register online at

Manchester Ambassadors’ February Visits

The Manchester Chamber Ambassadors made several visits around town Thursday. The Ambassadors visited NAPA Auto Parts on West Butler Street to meet the business’s new owner, Dennis Thompson. They also stopped by First Presbyterian Church to meet the church’s new pastor, Maxwell Muska. And the group stopped by Aunt Emmy’s Bakery, Coffee House and Cupcakes

David A. Burkle – Dyersville

David A. Burkle, 66 of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the Good Neighbor Society, Garden View Hospice in Manchester, Iowa, after a short illness with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.

Virgil E. Manson – Independence

Independence –  Virgil E. Manson, 92 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on January 17, 1925, in Buchanan County, near Quasqueton, Iowa, the son of Roy Willis and Zoe Arlitta (Smith) Manson.  He attended the Buchanan County country schools. 

Manchester Replacing Two Fire Trucks

The Manchester Fire Department will be replacing two of its fire trucks. The two trucks – an equipment truck and a tanker truck – are both due for replacement. It will cost about 280-thousand dollars to replace the equipment truck and about 230-thousand dollars to replace the tanker. Fire Chief Mike Ryan has been working

Reward Offered for Information on Elkader Business Burglary

A reward is being offered in the case of an Elkader break-in last week. Everett’s Service Station in Elkader was broken into sometime between 7 pm on Tuesday night, February 6th and 7 am on Wednesday morning, February 7th. Elkader Police say someone entered the business through the front door, took some cash and 15-thousand

Test Drive Raises Money for Beckman Booster Club

The Beckman Catholic High School’s All Activities Boosters has gotten a “boost” from a local business. Tauke Motors in Dyersville hosted a new vehicle test drive with FCA to raise money for the school. FCA contributed twenty dollars for every test drive during the fundraiser, which was held in conjunction with the Beckman Gala last