Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Delaware County Moving Forward with Bridge Projects

A couple of bridge projects will get underway this summer in Delaware County. On Monday, the County Supervisors approved the low bid from Taylor Construction for the 137th Street Bridge project. The County will replace the 63- by 20-foot steel beam bridge with an 80- by 30-and-a-half-foot concrete slab bridge. The project will cost just

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Dyersville Residents Take Time to “Tour” Own Town

May is National Tourism Month, and this year, the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored an event to highlight the attractions to local families. “Hometown Tourist” was a new program with the goal to get more families and youth out exploring their own backyard. Elementary students in the Dyersville area received invitations to attend local

Bobbie Duane Snyder – Manchester

Bobbie Duane Snyder, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at his home. He was born on August 28, 1933, in Keswick, Iowa, the son of Ed and Norva (Fasold) Snyder. Bob was a graduate of Keswick High School. Bobbie enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and was trained to

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Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies Promoted to Sergeants

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office has announced several promotions… Buchanan County Sheriff Bill Wolfgram says Deputy Mike Ratchford, Deputy Chris Chesmore and Deputy Joe Schwinghammer were promoted to the rank of Sergeant last month. Sergeant Ratchford has served with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years, Sergeant Chesmore has served for 20 years and


Two Lake Delhi District Trustee Seats Up for Election

Plans are in place for this summer’s Lake Delhi Trustee Election, which is set for Tuesday, July 21st. There will be two three-year positions available on the board. The positions are currently being held by Larry Burger and Mary Kray. Any Lake Delhi District resident or property owner interested in running for one of these

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 11

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 entire state saw at least some precipitation over the past week and as result planting progress was slowed, especially


Manchester Water and Sewer Rates to Increase

Manchester residents may see their water bills go up slightly starting this summer. On Monday night, the Manchester City Council approved an increase to both the water and sewer rates. The increase includes a twenty-five cent increase for every thousand gallons on both water and sewer, which means the rate will be pushed to three


Area Gymnasts Compete at USTA Meet in Webster City

Area gymnasts recently competed at the USTA Power Tumbling meet in Webster City. Seventeen clubs were entered, with around three hundred athletes competing throughout the day. Gymnasts from Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics who placed first were Jacob Gasper, Josephine Briggs, Emma Marting, Makayla Gasper, Cooper Ingles, Hannabelle Erickson, Paige Kremer, Emmy Troester, Maya

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