Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Vaske Crowned Delaware County Pork Queen

Delaware County has a new pork queen. Aleah Vaske of Manchester was crowned queen at the Delaware County Pork Producers and Porkettes 58th Annual Barbeque tonight. Vaske told KMCH it was a moment she’s always hoped for. Vaske has been involved in the pork industry her entire life. As the new queen, Vaske will spend

Disaster Proclamation Issued for Clayton and Fayette Counties

Governor Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for Clayton, Fayette and several other counties affected by this week’s flooding. Thursday’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to help Clayton, Fayette, Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties in the wake of the disaster. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for residents in

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Yesteryear Celebration Moved to August

The Delaware County Historical Society will host its annual Yesteryear Celebration at the museum ground in Hopkinton this Sunday. The event is usually held in September, but Randy Kreutner says they decided to move it up a month this year. And along with the new date, there will be a few new things to check

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Torrential Rains Lead to Flash Flooding in Northeast Iowa

Our neighbors to the north are dealing with mudslides and evacuations after torrential rains led to flash floods late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Authorities say nearly eight and a half inches or rain fell in Decorah. That’s Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx, who says a lot of houses in Spillville are underwater. And the

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Manchester Chamber Ambassador Visits

The Manchester Chamber Ambassadors made several visits last week. The Ambassadors met St. Mary School’s new principal Maureen Albritton and toured West Delaware’s new Hawk Center. The group also visited the Manchester Fire Station to get a sneak peek of what the public will see at this weekend’s open house. To celebrate Manchester’s 150th anniversary,

Bladder Scan Donation

RMC Purchases Bladder Scanner

Regional Medical Center received a new piece of hospital equipment this summer that will benefit patients. Regional Medical Center’s Fund & Resource Development Advisory Committee (FRDAC) and Auxiliary each contributed $7,144 to purchase a bladder scanner. The bladder scanner will be used in the Emergency Department and Specialty Clinic to assist with diagnosing urology conditions. The goal


Bernice F. Steffen-Honkomp – Dyersville

Bernice F. Steffen-Honkomp, 81, of Dyersville, Iowa died Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at her home.   Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016 at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 1:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue from