Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Jean M. Shaffer – Manchester

Jean M. Shaffer, 87, of Manchester, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015, surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Manchester. Family will greet friends from 9:30 – 11 a.m., prior to service at the church. Graveside services will be at 1:30 pm, at

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Winthrop Teen Dies After ATV Accident in Clayton County

A Winthrop teen died following an ATV accident in Clayton County early Sunday morning. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened around 3 am on private property near 25094 Great River Road about five miles north of Guttenberg. Three people were riding a four-wheeler that struck a fence, causing all three riders to

Bob Reed – Manchester

Bob Reed, 100, of Manchester died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Grace United Methodist Church at Lamont. Burial will be at Madison Cemetery south of Aurora. Visitatino will be held 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday,

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Few Acres Will Be Available for New Farmers

A national survey of land ownership shows just over two-percent of farmland will be available for beginning farmers and ranchers in the next year, perhaps ten-percent over the next five years. Traci Bruckner, senior policy associate at the Center for Rural Affairs, says land access is a long-standing problem for those just starting to farm,

Peacock Volleyball Team Earns Pair of Wins

The Peacock volleyball team registered a pair of wins on day two of the Wildcat Open hosted by Northern Michigan on Saturday in Marquette, Mich. Upper Iowa swept Fort Hays State in a morning match and then battled the host Wildcats to a fifth set, where UIU prevailed to improve to 3-1 on the season.

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Upper Iowa Gets Season Opener Win

The Upper Iowa football team used solid play on offense, defense and special teams to earn a 17-6 win over Northern State University in the teams’ season and Northern Sun Conference opener on Saturday. The Peacocks came into their 2015 season opener against Northern State University with a lot of questions after the departure of