Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

RFH-Winthrop Clinic Closing for Renovations

The Regional Family Health-Winthrop Clinic will be closed for renovations for two weeks in October. The closure will take place Friday, October 7th through Friday, October 21st. The clinic will reopen on Monday, October 24th. Patients can continue to call the RFH-Winthrop Clinic (319-935-3343) to schedule an appointment with their Primary Care Provider. During the

Chickasaw County Farm Opens Ultra-Modern Hog Barn

A Chickasaw County pig farmer has erected what could be the most energy efficient and environmentally sound hog building in Iowa. Dale Reicks of Reicks View Farms near Lawler has built a unique hog building that doesn’t look like most other modern hog barns and what’s inside tells you it’s not. The facility is equipped

Coalition Seeks Moratorium on Livestock Confinements

The recently-formed “Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture” is calling on state officials to issue a moratorium that forbids new construction or expansion of livestock confinements. The group says Iowa water quality has sunk so low, it’s time for action. Chris Peterson farms near Clear Lake. He is a past president of the Iowa Farmers Union.


Delhi Public Library Purchases Kindles with DRA Grant

The Delhi Public Library recently received a grant – and they’ve used the money to purchase Kindles. A total of twenty Kindles were purchased with the 25-hundred dollar Dubuque Racing Association grant. And the Kindles are helping the library reach out to community members of all ages. Library officials say the electronic books appeal to

Regional Family Health-Winthrop Clinic Closing for Renovations

The Regional Family Health (RFH)-Winthrop Clinic will be closed for renovations for a couple weeks in October. The clinic will close Friday, October 7th through Friday, October 21st before reopening on Monday, October 24th. “We are dedicated to the Winthrop community and excited to improve our facilities for our patients,” shared Dr. Timothy Gerst, Family

Gene Robbins – Strawberry Point

Gene Robbins, 76, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at his home. He was born on September 28, 1939, in Mederville, the son of Vernon and Maxine (Nading) Robbins. Gene was raised and educated in the area. On March 31, 1962, Gene was united in marriage to Sandra Wistrick in

Keith J. Wilgenbusch – Winthrop

WINTHROP – Keith Joseph Wilgenbusch, 42 years old of Winthrop, IA, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Regional Medical Center, Manchester, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. – Friday, September 23, 2016, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Winthrop, with burial at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery at Monti. Visitation will be from 7:00 p.m. –

Flexsteel Closing Dubuque Plant

Flexsteel will close its plant in Dubuque. Two-hundred-50 workers were notified Wednesday that the furniture plant would shut down in December 2017. Flexsteel executives say the plant dates back to 1897 and is “inefficient for manufacturing and costly to maintain”. Flexsteel’s president says the company hopes to find a new facility in the Dubuque area,