Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


DNR Investigating Chemical Mixup at Anamosa Water Plant

The Department of Natural Resources is investigating to try and determine how the wrong chemical got into the water supply of Anamosa in eastern Iowa. D-N-R spokesman Kevin Baskins says the problem happened sometime this past weekend. “The city uses magnesium sulfate to treat the water for radium levels. When the distributor was filling the

police car

More Details Released in FBI Drug Investigation

The FBI says they’re looking for a man in connection to their recent drug investigation. A federal arrest warrant remains outstanding for Dennis Sharkey II, who investigators believe is currently in the Dubuque area. A total of nine people were arrested in last week’s extensive FBI investigation into a methamphetamine conspiracy. Those arrested on federal

Rezoning Request for Dyersville Fertilizer Plant Rejected

Officials have denied a rezoning request for a proposed fertilizer plant north of Dyersville. The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors turned down a request from Three Rivers FS to rezone ten acres of land along Highway 136 from agricultural to industrial. The board voted 2-1 on Monday against the rezoning. Neighbors had expressed concerns to

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 9

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. “Farmers continue to make planting progress between the rains and now 80 percent of corn and 29 percent of soybeans

police car

More Details Expected Tuesday on FBI Drug Investigation

More details are expected to be released Tuesday on a drug investigation that involved multiple agencies and led to seven arrests. The F-B-I issued a news release Saturday announcing that seven people had been arrested after 29 search warrants were executed in an investigation into a methamphetamine conspiracy. Several local agencies were involved, including the


Wallace “Wally” D. Wheeler – Earlville

Wallace “Wally” Donald Wheeler, 83, of Earlville, Iowa, passed away at his home May 9, 2016, from health complications. Funeral Mass for Wally will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 13, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Earlville, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home