Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Fonda Schuchmann – Urbandale, formerly of Strawberry Point

Fonda Schuchmann died peacefully on May 5th, at Deerfield Retirement Community in Urbandale, Iowa.   Fonda Mae, daughter of Floyd and Esther Snyder was born in Strawberry Point, November 24, 1929.  She was baptized, December 15, 1929, and confirmed April 18, 1943, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Strawberry Point.   She attended school in Strawberry


Manchester Police Arrest Four People on Meth Charges

Manchester Police have arrested four people on meth charges. Manchester Interim Police Chief Jim Hauschild says Larry Thibadeau, Kodi Hettinger, Larry Dean Hicks Junior and Nicole Jean Hicks all face drug charges. Police had responded to a possible meth lab call at 1220 West Marion Street on February 26th and found numerous items related to


Proposal to Build Wind Turbines Near Dyersville

More wind turbines could be going up in Delaware County… The County Board of Supervisors is considering a proposal from a wind energy company called Optimum Renewables to build up to four wind turbines two miles southwest of Dyersville. Kurt Scheer says this would not be your typical wind farm. Dyers Wind 1 Optimum Renewables


Delhi Man Charged with Arson for 2011 Fire

A Delhi man faces arson and burglary charges. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office say 28-year old Chad Naderman of Delhi has been charged in connection to a fire at a home at 2398 220th Avenue in Delhi on August 15th, 2011. The Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s Office have investigated the fire and

Donald R. Thomas – Strawberry Point

Donald R. Thomas, 88, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his home in Strawberry Point, Iowa, surrounded by his family. Donald Ralph Thomas was born on March 15, 1926, in Edgewood, Iowa, the son of Roy and Mary (Jefferson) Thomas. Donald attended rural country school by Thorpe. On September 13,

Paul Copenhaver – Washington, D.C., formerly of Independence

Independence – Paul G. Copenhaver, 72 years old, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Independence, Iowa, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Unique Residential Care Center in Washington, D.C., of complications of bladder cancer. He was born on September 3, 1941, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Paul Kenneth (P.K.) and Myrtle Mildred (Motley) Copenhaver. He

Iowa Crops and Weather Report Issued April 28th

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “The wet conditions last week kept many farmers out of the field and with more significant rainfall forecast it will


Lake Delhi Phase One Construction Underway

Construction crews have been busy working at Lake Delhi over the past week. Last Thursday, supporters and officials turned out for an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the dam. While Lake Delhi Trustees President Steve Leonard addressed the crowd, two excavators could be seen and heard in the background, right across the water

Helen Jane Willenborg – Dyersville

Helen Jane Willenborg, 93, of Dyersville died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where the CD of A and the VFW/American Legion Auxiliary will recite the rosary at

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