Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Driver Hits Two Vehicles Before Fleeing Delhi

Driver Hits Two Vehicles Before Fleeing Delhi

The driver who hit two vehicles in Delhi last week before fleeing town remains in custody. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has now released information on the accidents, which happened last Thursday. They say 62-year old Michael Coghlan of Delhi pulled onto Highway 38 from a driveway in the 1st Street area and refused to

Independence Couple Pleads Guilty to Setting House on Fire

  Authorities believe an Independence couple set their own house on fire – on purpose. The Buchanan County Attorney’s Office says an investigation shows 31-year old Brandon Dorsey and 28-year old Jessi Dorsey intentionally caused a fire at their home at 302 8th Avenue Northeast in September 2014. Following the fire, a fundraising account was

Linn County’s Minimum Wage Increase Could Be Delayed

Linn County’s minimum wage increase could be delayed next year. This fall, the County Board of Supervisors voted to raise the county’s minimum wage to 8-25 an hour. The minimum wage would increase a dollar a year up to 10-25 an hour in 2019. The minimum wage increase was set to go into effect January

Average Value of Iowa Farmland Drops for Third Year in Row

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The average value of Iowa farmland declined 6 percent over the past year, and this is the first time those values have dropped for three years in a row since the 1980’s farm crisis. The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa State University estimates that Iowa farmland is now worth

Strawberry Point Hosting “Olde Fashioned Christmas”

Strawberry Point will be celebrating the holidays Thursday night with an “Olde Fashioned Christmas”. City Clerk/Administrator Alison Osweiler says they have a fun shopping night planned with a few other activities too. Osweiler says many of Strawberry Point’s businesses will be offering specials to shoppers on Thursday night. Strawberry Point businesses are also getting in

Delaware County Assessor Submits Resignation

The Delaware County Assessor has submitted her resignation. Andrea Schmidt’s last day will be January 6th. Schmidt has served as the County Assessor for the past three years. She first started working in the Delaware County Courthouse in 2005 as a deputy in the Auditor’s Office before moving on to the Assessor’s Office a few

Iowa Pork Congress Planned for January

The Iowa Pork Producers Association will host its 45th annual Iowa Pork Congress on Jan. 25 and 26 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Pork Congress is North America’s largest winter swine tradeshow and conference and it will feature 10 seminars, 300 exhibitors, training sessions, fun social events and exciting youth activities. “We’re

Foundation for the Future of Delaware County Accepting Grant Applications

DELAWARE COUNTY, Iowa— The Foundation for the Future of Delaware County (FFDC) is now accepting 2017 grant applications. The application is completely online and will be available at the Foundation’s website Applications are due January 31 at midnight. Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants from the FFDC for projects or programs that address significant

Local Dairy Days in Delaware County February 2nd

Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2017 Dairy Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists. The program is scheduled at seven eastern Iowa locations between Jan. 19 and Feb. 2.  Delaware County will host an event on February 2. “The ISU Extension and

Manchester Passes Second Reading of ATV/UTV Ordinance

The City of Manchester is one step closer to allowing ATVs and UTVs on city streets. The second reading of the proposed ATV/UTV Ordinance was approved on a 4-1 vote at the City Council meeting Monday night. The ordinance would mimic the city’s snowmobile ordinance – the vehicles would not be allowed downtown or on Highway