Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Delaware County Master Gardener Hortline

The Delaware County Master Gardeners are available to answer horticulture questions on Monday nights now through August. Call the Delaware County ISU Extension and Outreach Office at 927.4201 or stop in between the hours of 6:30 – 8 pm. This is a free service!


Storms Cause Damage in Northern Delaware County

Residents in northern Delaware County are cleaning up following Monday night’s severe storms. The county’s emergency management coordinator Mike Ryan was making the rounds Tuesday morning, surveying the damage from Dundee up to Edgewood. June Storms 1 Several farms along Highway 13 several miles north of Manchester had substantial damage, including the Kenny and Linda

Raymond Geistkemper – Dyersville

Raymond L. Geistkemper, 89, of Dyersville, Iowa died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his home.   Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Vigil Service will be held at 4:30 p.m.   Mass of Christian Burial will be

Charles (Chuck) Bertling – Dyersville

Charles (Chuck) Bertling passed away on June 14, 2014 at the age of 80 from complications of melanoma cancer. He died peacefully surrounded by family at his home in the Ellen Kennedy Living Center (EKLC). He will be remembered at a celebratory gathering from 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday June 21st at Kramer Funeral

Ind Ragbrai Pre-Ride

RAGBRAI Makes Pre-Ride Trip Through Area Towns

RAGBRAI will be headed through the area this summer, and organizers traveled the route on a “Pre-Ride” last week. This year’s route includes pass-through towns and stops in Fayette, Buchanan, Delaware and Clayton counties. Riders will make their way through Oelwein and Otterville before spending the night in Independence on Friday, July 25th. And on


Work Begins on Manchester Street Improvement Project

Work on Manchester’s Street Improvement Project is underway. This year’s project area includes Jasper Street from South 5th to South 9th Street, as well as Legion, 7th and 8th Streets from Jasper to Marion Street. The project entails water main replacement and mill and overlay of the existing street surface. Manchester’s Street Superintendent Larry Schmidt


Hardin Recognized by Iowa Department of Public Health

Delaware County Public Health Manager Delma Hardin has been recognized by the state. Hardin has received the Iowa Department of Public Health Challenge Coin and Certificate of Appreciation for her work in immunizations. The IDPH Challenge Coin is used to honor individuals demonstrating public health values in line with the department’s mission, which is promoting


Man Wanted on National Warrant Arrested in West Union

A Minnesota man wanted on a nationwide felony warrant has been taken into custody in West Union. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year old Mathew Vrieze of Spring Grove, Minnesota, was arrested at a home on Franklin Street Saturday afternoon. Vrieze was originally charged with possession of hallucinogenic drugs (schedule 1, 2, 3 and

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