Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Koopmann Wins $25,000 in Beckman’s Cash Raffle

Koopmann Wins $25,000 in Beckman’s Cash Raffle

Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville held their 25th Annual Gala last Saturday night. Jerry Koopmann of Epworth was the $25,000 grand prize winner of the Cash Raffle. Ralph Nilles of Florence, Kentucky, was the $5,000 winner. Katie Olberding of Dyersville and Leroy Westhoff of Cedar Falls each won $2,500. And the $1,000 dollar winners were Wayne


Iowa Corn Farmers Hosting Mexican Grain Importers

JOHNSTON, Iowa, October 18, 2016 – Representatives from five Mexican grain importers will visit Iowa this week prior to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Export Exchange scheduled October 24-26 in Detroit, Michigan. “We’re thrilled to host this team in an effort to further develop and strengthen the relationships between Mexican corn and distillers grains buyers

Manchester Eagles Club Toy Drive

The Manchester Eagles Club is holding a kids’ toy drive! Help Santa and parents deliver happiness on Christmas to their children by making a small donation of a new toy, books, clothes, etc. They will also accept a cash donation to help purchase gifts. Donations may be dropped off now through November 19th at the Eagles Club

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Man Arrested after Car Chase in Central City Area

A man has been arrested after leading authorities on a car chase in the Central City area. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says they tried to serve a warrant for a parole violation on Spencer Horak Monday morning. As deputies approached the home at 5053 Valley Farm Road in Central City, Horak sped away in a vehicle.

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – Oct. 17

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented on Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “Iowa’s corn and soybean harvest is moving forward, but remains fairly slow due to the damp weather and


Motorcyclist Dies from Injuries in Fayette County Crash

A motorcyclist who was injured in a crash in Fayette County last week has died. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 38-year old Larry Seurer of Wadena died from his injuries on Friday. Seurer was airlifted to the hospital in LaCrosse with severe head injuries last Tuesday morning after he was thrown from his motorcycle


Richard “Dick” Hood – Manchester

Richard “Dick”  Harvey Hood, 74, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family,  in Manchester on Friday, October 14, 2016.  Dick was born on June 2, 1942, in Indiana, the son of Harvey and Isabell (Reel) Hood.  He was raised and educated at Perry, Iowa, and graduated from St. Patrick’s High