Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


DNR and Environmental Group Differ on Farm Manure Progress

DNR and Environmental Group Differ on Farm Manure Progress

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it’s meeting the goals established with the federal government two years ago to improve enforcement of livestock farm manure management. An environmental activist group, however, says water pollution is worse than ever because the DNR refuses to issue any Clean Water Act permits


Iowa Hawkeye Basketball Great Roy Marble Dies of Cancer

Former Iowa basketball star Roy Marble, the school’s all-time leading scorer, died Friday. Marble, who had battled cancer in recent years, was 48. Marble played as #23 for the Hawkeyes from 1986-89, scoring 2,116 points. He led Iowa to the NCAA Tournament four times, including an Elite Eight appearance in 1987. Marble was drafted 23rd


Flu Shot Clinics

Regional Family Health (RFH) will offer flu shot clinics for our communities at two locations. The cost is $35 or you may present your insurance card. Individuals with Medicare can receive these shots for FREE (card must be presented). RFH walk-in flu shot clinics (open to all ages of the public) will be held at

Patricia Mangold Duggan – Ryan

Patricia Mangold Duggan, 93, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Keystone The Cedars, Cedar Rapids. Services will be at 10:30 am Monday, Sept. 14, at St. Patrick’s Church, Ryan, with visitation from 4 to 8 pm Sunday, Sept. 13, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Burial will be at Calvary

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Grant to Support More Gas Pumps Offering Higher Ethanol Blends

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that Iowa is among 21 states receiving grants to help increase the availability of biofuels. The USDA will issue $100 million to the states to add the infrastructure needed to roughly double the number of gas pumps delivering higher blends of corn-based ethanol. “This $100 million being provided


Manchester Woman Injured in Central City Collision

A Manchester woman was injured in a collision in Central City Thursday morning. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year old Darla Stepanek was heading south on Highway 13 when her jeep rear-ended a car that was stopped waiting for a vehicle to turn onto Barber Street. Stepanek was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in


Burglaries at Guttenberg and Garnavillo Businesses Under Investigation

Three businesses in the Guttenberg and Garnavillo areas were burglarized earlier this week. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says the burglaries happened at Bob’s Food Store in Garnavillo, Rausch Petroleum in Guttenberg and the Guttenberg Country Club. Authorities believed the burglars struck sometime Monday night through early Tuesday morning. These burglaries are being jointly investigated