Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Arlan “Arnie” Howard Ditch – Monticello

A Celebration of Life for 82 year old Arlan “Arnie” Howard Ditch of Monticello will take place August 18 at the Monticello Golf Club, with a service from 4 until 5, and music, dinner, and drinks to follow.  Visitation: Wednesday, August 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Goettsch Funeral Home in Monticello. Survivors

Roger Moorman – Lamont

Funeral Services for 66 year old Roger Moorman of Lamont will be held at 7 PM, on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont. Visitation from 4 until 7 PM Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Church in Lamont Survivors of Roger Moorman include: his wife Sandra of Lamont; children: Erin Moorman, Ashley


Over 400 Cars Cruise Throughout Delaware County

It was a busy weekend in Manchester with the Country Cruisers Car Cruise events and the Chamber’s second annual Bacon-N-Hops Festival. Local residents got a chance to sample some bacon goodies and craft beer at Bacon-N-Hops Saturday afternoon. Chamber Director Jessica Pape says they had about a dozen vendors offering samples. Chamber President Chris Cruse

Iowa Officials Highlight Statewide Water Quality Efforts

(DES MOINES) – At the Administration’s weekly press conference at the Iowa State Fair today, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that $3.8 million in cost share funds to help over 1,900 farmers install nutrient reduction practices have been obligated to farmers in 97 counties.  The


Sudden Death Syndrome Reported in Soybeans Across State

Iowa soybean growers are on the lookout for a number of diseases just as most plants are setting pods. Sudden death syndrome in soybeans is being reported in many parts of Iowa. Todd Claussen, director of agronomy for Ames-based Landus Cooperative, says infected beans will shut down early. “They’ll senesce early and they’ll drop leaves


Two Injured in Linn County Collision

Several Jones County residents were involved in a two-vehicle collision in Mount Vernon Saturday night. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a car stopped at the intersection of Highway 1 and North Washington Street was rear-ended by a pickup truck. Authorities say the driver of the car, 69-year old Valen Gregor of Martelle and his


Ronald W. “Butch” Butters – Independence

Ronald W. “Butch” Butters, 74, of Independence, IA, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at his home in Independence, IA. Butch was born on August 8, 1942 in Manchester, IA the son of Edgar R. and Evelyn E. (Maire) Butters. He was raised in Independence, IA where he attended high school. On May 14, 1979 Butch