Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Gov. Branstad Visits Kerns’ Tree Farm Near Edgewood

Gov. Branstad Visits Kerns’ Tree Farm Near Edgewood

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was in the Edgewood area on Wednesday, visiting a tree farm. Jody Kerns, who owns the tree farm with her husband Jim, says the governor’s visit was in honor of Soil and Water Conservation Week. The tree farms sits just a couple miles east of Edgewood, and Jim says it’s been


Independence City Council Member Appointed New Police Chief

One of Independence’s city council members has been appointed the new police chief. Dustin Dallenbach will replace current chief Randy Miller, who is retiring July 1st. Dallenbach was recently appointed by Mayor Davis, with five of seven city council members voting in favor. Dallenbach, who has served on the Independence City Council for the past


North Iowa Tractor Ride Coming to Delaware County

The 9th Annual North Iowa Tractor Ride, presented by Auto Edge of Mason City and hosted by North Iowa Broadcasting, is rolling through Delaware County this summer on their annual ride July 21st through the 23rd. The ride is a cooperative effort of three north Iowa radio stations (all sister stations of Mix 94.7 KMCH),

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Ernst Holding Jones County Town Meeting

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst is holding a town meeting in Jones County Friday. The town meeting will begin at 1 pm at the Anamosa Library and Learning Center. It is open to the public. Ernst’s town meeting in Jones County is part of her 99-county tour across Iowa.


Corn Glut Doesn’t Keep Farmers from Planting More

Industry experts say there is a glut of corn on the world market and a new report on planting intentions shows corn acres up more than five-million from a year ago. U-S-D-A grains analyst Jerry Norton says those numbers are higher than anyone expected, though he says farmers in Iowa and elsewhere really can’t afford


Monticello Semi Driver Involved in Fiery Collision

A Monticello semi driver was involved in a collision in Linn County Tuesday afternoon The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 52-year old Randall Vanamburg of Monticello was driving a semi pulling an empty trailer on Hindman Road in the Marion area shortly after 12 pm. He pulled out in front of a vehicle at the

Germaine E. (Clemen) Gaul – Holy Cross

Germaine E. (Clemen) Gaul, 86, of Holy Cross, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, Holy Cross. Visitation will continue Saturday from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services. A

Salary Increase for Manchester Police Chief

Manchester’s police chief will be getting a raise. The Manchester City Council has approved a salary increase for Chief Jim Hauschild. Hauschild will soon mark his second anniversary as police chief. He was appointed following Chief Bruce Trapp’s retirement in May 2014. Hauschild’s new bi-weekly rate will be $2,610, which goes into effect May 4th.

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Abduction Attempt Reported in Jesup

Police are looking for a man who apparently tried to abduct a seven-year old girl from a playground in Jesup. The incident happened Monday night near the Jesup soccer complez and a mobile home park. Police say a tan male with scruffy facial hair and short hair got out of a medium-sized red sporty vehicle,

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer – Elkader

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer, 60, of Elkader, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4-7 pm at Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elkader, Iowa, with a one hour visitation before services at the church on Saturday. Mass of