Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Ed-Co School Bond Issue Fails; Monticello Voters Approve PPEL

Ed-Co School Bond Issue Fails; Monticello Voters Approve PPEL

Ed-Co’s school bond issue failed at the polls Tuesday. 57-percent of Ed-Co voters were in favor of Public Measure A – the $9.6 million in general obligation bonds for school building improvements in Edgewood and Colesburg – but a 60-percent supermajority was needed for the bond issue to pass. If that measure had been approved, it

Driver Seriously Injured in Linn County Van/Semi Collision

One person was injured in a collision in Linn County Tuesday afternoon. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a van and semi tractor trailer collided at the intersection of County Home Road and Alburnett Road north of Marion. Authorities say the driver of the van, 30-year old Michael Willits of Cedar Rapids, was northbound on

Water Quality Discussed in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES –Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp and Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean Dr. John Lawrence today highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality efforts in presentations before House and Senate Committees in the Iowa Legislature.   Northey also provided legislators an Iowa

Quaker Mill Dam Removal Project to Start This Year

Work is expected to start this year on removing the Quaker Mill Dam north of Manchester. The Delaware County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the issue Monday, with a couple dozen local residents attending to ask questions. County Engineer Anthony Bardgett says it’s a project that’s been in the works for a

Delaware County Appoints New County Assessor

Delaware County has appointed a new county assessor. Dan Lett of Tipton will start his position on Monday. Lett comes to Delaware County after working as a private appraiser in Fayette County. He also served as an assessor in Cedar County for nine years. He’ll be meeting with county staff on Thursday before settling in

Train and Semi Involved in Accident in Ryan

A train and semi were involved in an accident in Ryan on Monday. It happened on the Highway 13 railroad tracks. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the accident, but has not yet released any details. We’ll bring you that information when it becomes available.

F&M Bank Employee Honored with Award

Deann McDonald, Executive Vice President Human Relations for F & M Bank was recently named TrueNorth’s QRP 2016 Human Resources Professional of the Year. The award serves to formally recognize HR professionals and thank them for their valued partnership with TrueNorth Companies. Tim German, President of F & M Bank sees Deann’s valuable commitment first-hand.