Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Delaware County 4-H Benefits from Monsanto Grant

Delaware County 4-H Benefits from Monsanto Grant

Delaware County 4-H has received a 25-hundred dollar donation from a local farmer. Dianne Reth, who farms with her husband Russ south of Manchester, won Monsanto’s “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” contest, which gives farmers the opportunity to apply for a grant that is directed to the organization of their choice. Reth, who was a dedicated


Two Manchester Residents Face Additional Charges Related to November Meth Lab Bust

Two Manchester residents face additional charges following a meth lab bust in November. Manchester Police served a search warrant at 901 North Franklin Street Apartment 3 on November 14th. During the search, officers found controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and meth lab-related items. 53-year old Catherine Gray of Manchester and 52-year old Walter Davis of Manchester

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Applications Encouraged for Century and Heritage Farms

DES MOINES –Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging eligible farm owners to apply for the 2015 Century and Heritage Farm Program.  The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau and recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century

Delrose G. Broghammer – Manchester

Delrose G. Broghammer, 84, of Manchester, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Manchester.  Family will greet friends from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Bohnenkamp Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with a 2:30 p.m.


Inmate Escapes from Delaware County Jail

A Delaware County Jail inmate escaped for a brief time late Tuesday morning. A deputy was returning 29-year old Michael Anthony Cole of Manchester to his cell after a court appearance. Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere says as the restraints were being removed from Cole, he bolted through the jailer’s office door. LeClere says law enforcement


Driver Arrested after High-Speed Chase on Highway 136

Dubuque County authorities were involved in a high-speed chase on Highway 136 early Sunday. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a farm field on Highway 136 south of Worthington around 2:15 am for a report of people sleeping in a vehicle. When deputies arrived, they found a vehicle with a man sleeping

Mildred G. “Millie” Walch – Elkader

     Mildred G. “Millie” Walch, 92, of Elkader, died Tuesday March 24, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque.   Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 AM on Monday, March 30, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Inurnment: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader Visitation: 9:30 AM until mass time Monday, March 30, at St. Joseph


The Meadows Purchases an Automatic External Defibrillator

The Meadows Assisted Living community recently purchased an Automatic External Defibrillator. In recent years, automated external defibrillators have become a familiar sight in many workplaces and community buildings because of their ability to save the life of someone stricken by a sudden cardiac arrest before EMS responders arrive. The purchase of The Meadows’ AED was

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