Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Roger “Butch” Wessels – Lamont

City or Town Heading:  Lamont Name of Deceased:        Roger “Butch” Wessels Age of Deceased:           77 Date & Place of Death:  Friday, January 13, 2017 at his home in Lamont Services:               10:30 A.M . Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 Place of Services: St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point Special Services:   none Burial:         St. Albert’s Cemetery at

Manchester Progressive Alliance Holding Rally Sunday

You may notice a rally on a Manchester corner this weekend. The Manchester Progressive Alliance will hold a rally and protest to oppose proposed cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act on Sunday afternoon. The rally begins at noon on the corner of North Franklin Street and East Main Street. The Manchester Progessive

Mobile Home Fire at Lake Delhi

Firefighters were called to a fire at Lake Delhi Friday morning. The fire broke out at a mobile home at Freddy’s Beach. Fire departments from Delhi, Delaware and Manchester responded to the scene, along with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the Delaware County Secondary Roads Department and Alliant Energy. No further details have yet been

Icy Weather Expected Sunday Night into Monday

We could see some icy weather Sunday night into Monday. Ice accumulations of one tenth to near a quarter inch are possible, along with less than an inch of snow and sleet. KCRG-TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara tells KMCH it’s part of larger storm that will be hitting the Midwest. Roads and sidewalks could become coated

UPDATE: Missing Penn Center Resident Given Ride to Cedar Rapids

Delaware County authorities say they have received information about what happened to the man missing from the Penn Center in Delhi. A 61-year old white male known as “Elmer” had gone missing from the Penn Center Residential Care Facility around 4 pm Thursday. Authorities put out a report Thursday night, asking for the public’s help

Dyersville Coffee Shop Changing Ownership

A popular Dyersville business is changing hands. Brew & Brew owners Jim and Holly Doyle are selling the business after a year and a half of ownership. The downtown coffee shop on 1st Avenue had been known for a decade as Groovy Grounds, but the name changed to Brew & Brew when the Doyles purchased the

Manchester Beginning New Garbage Pick-up Schedule Next Week

Manchester will begin a new garbage pick-up schedule next week. City Manager Tim Vick says the city’s hauler, Kluesner Sanitation, has decided to make some changes – with recycling now picked up the same day as garbage. Garbage days in Manchester will be Monday, Wednesday or Thursday – depending where you live. The hauler has

Minimum Wage Increase Message Directed at State Legislators

Some are hoping that the minimum wage issue will be discussed on the state level this legislative session. News conferences were held in Linn County, as well as several other counties, last weekend to tout the minimum wage increases passed in those counties. Linn County spokesman, Deven Mehaffey says they wanted to send a message

Iowa and U.S. Farmers Crush Soybean Records

ANKENY, IOWA — Soybean production soared to new heights in 2015. This year, it hit the stratosphere.Today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports confirmed Iowa and U.S. soybean farmers didn’t just break production records, they shattered them. But they still have an opportunity to turn a profit, Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) leaders and marketing experts

Strawberry Point Chamber Looking for New Board Members

The Strawberry Point Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for their Chamber Board. Four spots are currently open on the board. The new Chamber board members will replace retiring board members Rhys Evans, Courtney Keppler, Cheri Leachmann and Bradlee Glasner and will join current board members Hillary Recker, Lynn Fettkether, Jeff Juergens and Shanna