Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

shopko grant June 2016

Dyersville Reading Campaign Receives Donation from ShopKo

Dyersville Reading Campaign Receives Donation from ShopKo

  The Dyersville Campaign for Grade Level Reading has received a donation.   The Shopko Foundation presented the organization a five-hundred dollar check to purchase school supplies and materials for the 2nd Annual Kick Off to School Event.   This event is free for families in Dyersville and provides free school supplies, books, food, and

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Entries Welcome for Delaware County Fair Parade

The Delaware County Fair Society in conjunction with the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce and the Manchester Fire Department invite all interested parties to participate in this year’s Delaware County Fair Parade! Date:   Monday, July 11th Line up:      5:30 pm    Come to Doctor Street from the south via Clara Street.  Tractors and large


Linn Co. Fair 4-H Steer Sold in Nefzger’s Honor

The Linn County Fair wrapped up Monday in Central City, with a steer at the livestock sale selling for thousands of dollars… all in memory of a Manchester teen who lost her life last week in a tragic accident. 13-year old Emma Ries wanted a way to remember her cousin and friend, Anna Nefzger, who

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Judge Rattenborg Arrested on Domestic Assault Charge

An eastern Iowa judge has been arrested on a domestic assault charge. 49-year old Stephanie Rattenborg was taken into custody after an incident at her Manchester home Friday night. According to court documents, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rattenborg’s home on 195th Street shortly before 6 pm after her husband, Randy Rattenborg, called

New Report Provides No Answer on Fatal Dubuque Plane Crash

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A new federal report provides no answer on what caused a fiery 2014 plane crash in Dubuque County. The National Transportation Safety Board report confirms details about conditions on Oct. 13, 2014. That’s the night that Dubuque physician and U.S. Senate candidate Doug Butzier died when his plane went down near

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Esther Lechtenberg – Masonville,

Esther Emma Lechtenberg, 88, of Masonville, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  She was born on September 9, 1927, at Greeley, the daughter of Bernard (Ben) and Margaret (Klosterman) Funke.  Esther was raised and educated in the area, graduating from the Greeley High School. On January 11, 1949,

Delaware County Road and Bridge Projects Update

Delaware County has several road and bridge construction projects going on right now. River City Paving’s crews will be working on the surface course on C-64 this week. Last week, they completed the base layer of asphalt. Once the paving on C-64 is finished, River City Paving will move over to 180th Avenue to finish

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 27

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “The last week has helped our crops progress and most of the state had adequate moisture for the crops to

Lucille Bollman – Charles City, formerly of Strawberry Point

Lucille Bollman, 101, of Charles City, formerly Strawberry Point, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at Cedar Health in Charles City with her family singing by her side. A funeral Mass for Lucille Bollman will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City with Reverend Gary Mayer