Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

UPDATE: Missing Penn Center Resident Given Ride to Cedar Rapids

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

South Korea Finalizes Agreements to Import Eggs from U.S.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – South Korea is suffering from a shortage of eggs due to bird flu and has finalized agreements to accept imported fresh eggs from United States. South Korea’s government says about 26 million chickens have been killed, including one-third of the country’s egg-laying hens, since the H5N6 strain of avian influenza

Ed-Co Preparing for Upcoming School Bond Issue Vote

The Ed-Co School District will hold a special election next month, and the public is invited to attend a meeting tonight to get a little more information about the upcoming vote. On February 7th, residents in the district will be asked to approve a bond issue for building improvements at both Ed-Co High School and

Replacement Planned for 220th Avenue Bridge East of Ryan

Delaware County is making plans to replace a bridge east of Ryan. The bridge, which sits on 220th Avenue, is an old narrow steel eye-beam bridge. The County plans to replace it with a larger continuous concrete slab bridge. The County recently asked for bids, with Taylor Construction submitting the lowest bid of just under

New Fareway Grocery Store Opens in Peosta

Peosta residents and NICC students now have a better option for groceries. A Fareway store opened in Peosta Wednesday at 8400 NICC Drive. The new 18-thousand square foot store features a full-service meat counter and farm-fresh produce. The Peosta Fareway will be managed by Grocery Manager Damian McGrane and Market Manager Lonnie Schmidt. This marks