Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Building 429 to Headline Delaware Co. Fair’s Christian Concert

  Billboard’s 2012 Christian Songs Artist of the Year Building 429 will headline this year’s Wednesday evening concert at the Delaware County Fair. This Grammy nominated band has been touted throughout their 15-year career as “authentic and amazing – uplifting and unforgettable,” along with being “truly focused on bringing glory to God. Since the release


Peterson to Run Against Zumbach for State Senate Seat

State Senator Dan Zumbach of Ryan will face a challenger in this year’s election. Former Mount Vernon mayor Scott Peterson has filed to run for the District 48 Senate seat. The district covers Delaware County, as well as portions of Linn, Jones and Buchanan counties. Prior to his service as mayor, Peterson grew up on

Beautiful defined tornado in American Plains

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week!

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week. You may have heard the statewide tornado drill this morning – it was broadcasted on the radio and sirens went off in some communities. Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ryan says it’s important to know what your safety plans are before a Tornado Warning is issued. Ryan says

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Survey Shows Majority of Manchester Drivers Buckle Up

Manchester Police say the majority of motorists in town are buckling up. The Police Department participated in the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau’s “STEP” Program last week over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Police were stationed at locations throughout Manchester last Wednesday through Sunday watching for seatbelt use. A survey taken before the enforcement program found


Delaware County Veterans Invited to Appreciation Dinner

The Delaware County Veterans Office is hosting a Veterans Appreciation Dinner tonight. Ray Lynn Lee says all veterans, their families, and veterans’ widows are invited to attend. They’ll be treated to a free spaghetti dinner and have the opportunity to ask the Veterans Office questions. Tonight’s Veterans Appreciation Dinner runs from 5 to 7 pm

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Manchester Church Debuting “Crown of Thorns” Event

    Cornerstone Community Church in Manchester is debuting a special Easter event this week. It’s called “Crown of Thorns” and it’s a re-enactment of Jesus’ final days. Pastor Tim Agrimson says the idea for the event came about a few months ago. Anyone from the public is welcome to attend. “Crown of Thorns” will


Maquoketa Valley Holding Special Election April 5th

Voters in the Maquoketa Valley School District will head to the polls for a special election next month. The School District’s Revenue Purpose Statement election will be held Tuesday, April 5th. The Revenue Purpose Statement is a mandated ballot issue that describes the allowed uses for the State of Iowa’s one-cent sales tax revenue. It