Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

“Sip N Shop” Kicking Off Manchester Spring Retail Open Houses

“Sip N Shop” Kicking Off Manchester Spring Retail Open Houses

Manchester businesses will be kicking off their spring retail open houses with a new event this year. The Manchester Chamber is excited to present “Sip N Shop” on Thursday night, April 6th from 5 to 8 pm with eighteen local businesses participating. These businesses will be providing samples of wines, chocolates or appetizers to shoppers

Sen. Zumbach in Favor of Keeping Traffic Cameras

Iowa senators debated the fate of traffic enforcement cameras for nearly an hour Wednesday night, dramatically ditching a proposal to ban the cameras. Instead, senators voted to let the cameras remain, with the fines used exclusively for public safety or roads. Republican Senator Dan Zumbach of Ryan touted the traffic cameras along I-380 in Cedar

Three Men Charged in Elkport Burglary

Three men have been charged with burglarizing a business in Elkport last fall. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says a burglary took place at Sear’s Station on November 24th. Authorities say over three hundred dollars worth of items were stolen from the business. After an extensive investigation, county investigators filed charges against 23-year old Levi

Wayne F. Burgin – Strawberry Point

Wayne Francis Burgin, 88, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at home on his farm surrounded by his family.  Wayne was born on March 27, 1928, on a farm near Littleport, the son of Joseph and Laura (Thurn) Burgin.  He attended country school near Littleport.  Wayne began farming with his

Iowa Senate Passes Texting Bill

Using a cell phone the wrong way at the wrong time could get you a traffic ticket if a bill that cleared the Iowa Senate Wednesday night becomes law. Drivers still could use a hand-held device to make a phone call or look at a digital map to get G-P-S driving directions, but police could

Minimum Wage Bill Moves Forward in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Senate committee has approved a bill that would ban local governments from raising the minimum hourly wage in Iowa. The bill would prohibit cities or counties from adopting or enforcing ordinances that raise the minimum hourly wage above the state level of $7.25. That would override wage increases approved

Sen. Ernst’s Representative Visiting Delaware County

A representative of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst will be visiting the area this week. Ernst’s regional directors are holding traveling office hours throughout the month in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. Residents are welcome to stop by for assistance with problems or questions about eligibility involving issues like Social Security, veterans’ benefits, military affairs, passports,

Iowans Helping Farmers Impacted by Wildfires

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is highlighting opportunities for Iowans to support farmers and ranchers who have been impacted by wildfires in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Tragically, seven people have died and officials have estimated that thousands of cattle have been killed by the fires.  More than 2,300 square miles, much of

Manchester and Dyersville Ambassadors’ Visits

The Manchester Chamber Ambassadors recently visited several businesses in town to celebrate some major accomplishments. The Ambassadors visited Community Savings Bank’s newest location at 111 East Main Street. The new location houses their internet operations department. The group also held a ribbon cutting at Brehme Drug to celebrate Ashley Brehme’s new ownership of the business.