Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


New Iowa Travel Guide Features Grant Wood

The 2016 edition of the Iowa Travel Guide is now out with 174 pages of tourism tidbits for those planning a trip this year across the land between two rivers. Jessica O’Riley, spokeswoman for the Iowa Tourism Office, says it’s a wonderful resource for Iowans and non-Iowans alike. The travel guide is supplemented with what


Central City Man Injured in ATV Crash

A Central City man was injured in an ATV crash Saturday afternoon. It happened along the Wapsipinicon River area northwest of Central City and south of Paris Road shortly before 3 pm. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year old Chad Meyers collided with a low tree branch while riding his ATV. Meyers was airlifted

Study to Look at Effects of Clayton County Sand Mine Expansion

GUTTENBERG, Iowa (AP) – Clayton County officials have commissioned a study to determine the environmental and aesthetic effects of a proposed expansion of a northeast Iowa silica sand mine. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that Pattison Sand Co. has petitioned the county to rezone 746 acres of agricultural land along Great River Road to heavy

Delaware SWCD Hosting Annual Tree Sale

The Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting their annual tree sale. There are twenty-four different species of bareroot trees, shrubs and potted evergreens to choose from. The bareroot trees & shrubs sell for $2 each, while potted trees and shrubs sell for $10 each. Orders will be accepted through Monday, February 29th.


Barbershop Quartet Offering Singing Valentines

Singing Valentines will once again be offered by Northeast Iowa’s Keystone Barbershop Chorus! The quartet will travel across the area on Friday, Feb. 12th performing Singing Valentines. Your sweetheart will receive two love songs, a small box of chocolate and one long-stem rose. For $40, the quartet will deliver a Singing Valentine to your sweetheart

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Leveda M. “Vedie” Drees – Manchester

Leveda Mae “Vedie” Drees, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on July 10, 1932, in Earlville, the daughter of Clem and Marie (Vaske) Wulfekuhle. Vedie attended St. Peter and Paul School in Petersburg. She farmed with her brothers until her


Man Seriously Injured in Linn County Shooting

A man was injured in a shooting in Linn County early Saturday morning. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and Atkins emergency personnel responded to a report of a domestic disturbance with shots fired at 1414 Sisley Grove Road Northwest shortly before 3:30 am. Upon arriving, they found a 44-year old man at the

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West Delaware Bowlers Split with Western Dubuque

The West Delaware bowling teams traveled to Farley Friday night to bowl against Western Dubuque. The girls’ undefeated season came to an end, but not without a great match against the Bobcats. After the individual round, the Hawks were down 130 pins. Western Dubuque had 1878 to West Delaware 1748. In the baker round, the

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Manchester Officially Turns 150 Years Old

Manchester officially turned 150 years old on Friday. The city was incorporated on February 5th, 1866. Manchester Mayor Milt Kramer says businessmen James Dyer and William Chesterman acquired and developed the land in 1854, with the goal to extend the Dubuque and Pacific Railroad. And in those early days, Manchester wasn’t known as Manchester… it