Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Lightning Strike Likely Caused Winthrop House Fire

Lightning Strike Likely Caused Winthrop House Fire

A Buchanan County home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night – and officials say lightning was likely the cause. The fire broke out at 2929 Tucker Avenue in Winthrop around 10 pm. KCRG-TV9 reports the house has been vacant since August. High winds caused the flames to spread quickly. The fire is under investigation.

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Robbery Suspected in Deadly Dubuque County Shooting

(AP) – Authorities suspect a robbery was involved in a deadly shooting at a mobile home park in Dubuque County last month. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that an autopsy shows 21-year-old Collin Brown died of a gunshot to his chest and was a victim of homicide. No arrests have been reported. Authorities say Brown

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Iowa’s Best Burger Awarded to The Chuckwagon in Adair

A restaurant in Adair is home to “Iowa’s Best Burger” for 2016. The Chuckwagon has won the annual contest operated by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the Iowa Beef Industry Council. The restaurant’s owner, Kim Reha, is a lifelong resident of Adair. “It’s a huge honor, so this is very exciting,” Reha told Radio Iowa.

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Plans Underway for Edgewood Rodeo Days

The 29th Annual Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days is planned for June 23rd through the 26th, with the parade set for Saturday, June 25th at 2 pm. This year’s parade theme is “Making History”, and the parade will take its usual route through town. The Edgewood Chamber invites all interested parties to prepare a parade entry.


Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 2

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “The rain last week certainly slowed planting progress, but farmers were still able to plant 17 percent of the corn


Study Shows RMC Adds $31 Million to Local Economy

Regional Medical Center (RMC) generates 567 jobs that add $30,932,225 to the area economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). In addition, RMC employees by themselves spend $4,814,076 on retail sales and contribute $288,845 in state sales tax revenue. “Regional Medical Center continues to be proud to have the largest

Dubuque County at “High” Risk for Another Rail Spill

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A recent Iowa rail safety study says Dubuque County remains vulnerable to crude oil or biofuels spills more than a year after several railcars carrying ethanol derailed along the Mississippi River. The Telegraph Herald reports that the state’s Department of Transportation and Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department released the study

Iowa Swine Day Planned for June 30th

Ames, Iowa — Join Iowa State University, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and the Iowa Pork Producers Association in celebrating the 5th anniversary of Iowa Swine Day. Iowa Swine Day is an industry-focused event with a very high quality program designed specifically for the pork industry. Scheduled for Thursday, June 30, on the Iowa State