Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

GNB Bank Collects Over $1700 for Local Causes

GNB Bank Collects Over $1700 for Local Causes

GNB Bank in Manchester announces its year-long casual for a cause and Bean Counter contributions totaled $1722. The funds were donated to the following 12 organizations chosen by GNB employees: Helping Services of NE IA, Second Helpings, Delaware County Community Chest, Manchester Public Library, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Camp Courageous, Castle Theatre, West

Swine Health Key Topic at Iowa Pork Regional Conferences

(CLIVE, Iowa), Jan. 20, 2017 – Swine health, a swine market outlook and barn safety will be three of the subjects discussed at the 2017 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences. The Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists will host the meetings at four Iowa locations

Northey Announces Updated Sensitive Crop Directory for Iowa

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey is encouraging Iowans with pesticide sensitive crops and apiaries to register their locations using the Department’s new sensitive crop registry through FieldWatch™, Inc.  FieldWatch™ is a non-profit company that was created by Purdue University in collaboration with interested agricultural stakeholder groups.   The new

Iowan Sam Clovis Takes Job with USDA

An Iowan who has been an advisor to Donald Trump during the presidential campaign is moving into the job in the U-S Department of Agriculture. Sam Clovis of Hinton, Iowa was sworn after Trump was sworn in so he can begin his duties. Clovis says they are setting up what they call a beachhead team

Lawrence H. “Larry” Sanderson – Manchester

Lawrence Harold “Larry” Sanderson, 88, Retired Air Force Tech Sergeant, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  He was born on January 6, 1929, in Waterloo, the son of Harold David and Esther (Lawrence) Sanderson.  Larry graduated from Manchester High School in 1946 and continued

Manchester Unveils Concept Plan for Downtown/Riverfront

What will Manchester’s riverfront and downtown area look like in the future? An open air pavilion and recreational activities along the riverfront, trees lining the downstreet streets, a shelter with restrooms and showers by the Whitewater Park and townhomes overlooking the river… those are just a few of the ideas included in the initial concept

Ramona A. Engelken – Colesburg

Ramona Ann (Vorwald) Engelken, 81, of Colesburg, IA, passed away on January 18, 2017 in Iowa City, IA. Ramona was born in Colesburg to Gregor and Theresa (Maiers) Vorwald on August 31, 1935. On August 23, 1958, she married David Engelken who survives.   Ramona spent the majority of her life devoting herself to her

Local Residents Reflect on Inauguration Day

Today is a big day for the country as say goodbye to one President and welcome in another. Manchester resident Robin Stone is having a hard time with that goodbye. She has been a supporter of President Barack Obama from the very beginning more than eight years ago. Stone, who also serves as chair of

Monticello Chamber Awards Night

Several businesses and members of the Monticello community were honored at the Monticello Chamber Banquet on Wednesday night. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Sandy Moats, manager at Monticello Carpet and Interiors, for her volunteer efforts. And the Chamber’s Community Pride awards were given to Boulders Inn & Suites, B.E. Fitness & Training Center

Dyersville Fire Department Getting First Ladder Truck

The Dyersville Fire Department is getting their first ladder truck. They’ll be buying a used truck from the Coralville Fire Department for about 40-thousand dollars. It’s a 1988 Grumman Aerial Cat Platform Ladder Fire Truck – sold as is, with no warranty. The truck comes with all the ground ladders, pike poles, platform monitor nozzle