Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Dundee Farmer Killed in Farm-Related Accident

Dundee Farmer Killed in Farm-Related Accident

A Dundee farmer died in a farm-related accident Monday afternoon. 57-year old Randy Kelchen was found dead at his farm on 155th Avenue about two and a half miles east of town around noon. According to a press release from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Kelchen had been working with livestock and used a shotgun to


Edgewood Barn Destroyed in Fire

Fire crews were called to a barn fire near Edgewood around noon on Monday. It happened at Perry Herschberger’s farm at 24776 375th Street north of town. Edgewood Fire Chief Jay Degenford tells KMCH the barn was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Fire crews were still on the scene late Monday afternoon. Degenford

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Guest Bartenders Donate Tips to Delhi Renovation Project

The City of Delhi recently got a financial boost to renovate its city hall and library. Several area residents spent their Christmas Eve working as guest bartenders at Buliceks in Delhi. Duane Gibbs, John White, Shawn Wilson and Pat Sperfslage donated their tips to the city’s renovation project. (Contributed photo)

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Manchester Chamber Board Elects New Officers

The Manchester Chamber Board has elected new officers for 2016. Chris Cruse from Runde Auto Group will serve as President, with Garratt Soppe from Citizens State Bank serving as Vice President, Ashley Pins from Physical Therapy Solutions serving as Treasurer and individual member Shirley Rempt will take over for Christopher Rees from Henderson Products to serve


Iowa State Dairy Association Holding Annual Meeting

ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa State Dairy Association (ISDA) will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting on Friday, January 8, 2016. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prairie Links Golf & Event Center, 19 Eagle Ridge Dr. in Waverly, Iowa. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; all ISDA members are invited

Manchester Chamber Hosting Hawaii Trip Raffle

Win a trip for two to Hawaii (or to another exotic destination of your choice)! The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce hosts this annual raffle, with the winner receiving a $3,500 travel voucher that includes airfare and lodging. Only 450 chances will be sold! Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased from the Manchester Chamber

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Donald L. McGrane – Manchester

Donald Leo McGrane, 68, of Manchester, Iowa, died at his residence on Saturday, January 2, 2016. He was born on October 25, 1947, in Dyersville, the son of Leo T. and Dorothy M. (Drees) McGrane. Donald was a Manchester High School graduate, attended college at St. Ambrose in Davenport, and then graduated from Buena Vista


Valeria A. Hillebrand – Dyersville

Valeria A. Hillebrand, 100, of, Dyersville, died Saturday, January 02, 2016, at Oakcrest Manor in Dyersville. Visitation will be held 2 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 p.m. and a family Rosary will be


Mary C. Winch – Manchester

Mary C. Winch, 58, of rural Manchester died Thurs., Dec. 31, 2015, at her residence after a brief battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 2:30 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a memorial service will commence at 7 p.m. Rev. Ed Moreano will officiate.