Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Murderer of Farley Native Not Competent to Stand Trial

Murderer of Farley Native Not Competent to Stand Trial

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A judge has ruled that a man charged with sexually assaulting and killing a woman last year in Dubuque is not competent to stand trial. The Telegraph Herald reports District Court Judge Monica Ackley ruled Monday that 20-year-old Helmon Betwell of Dubuque wasn’t mentally competent to face charges in the murder


Strawberry Point Man Arrested on Drug Charges

A Strawberry Point man has been arrested on drug charges. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy spotted a motorcycle driver with a revoked license at a motorcycle rally in Elgin on Saturday. Authorities say the driver, 20-year old Quintin Recker, resisted arrest and was later found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 20

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented 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 warm temperatures have helped crops progress and in general they remain in good condition, with 79 percent of corn


Fayette County Shooting Appears to be Accidental

Authorities say the shooting that killed a boy in Fayette County on Friday appears to have been accidental. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says an autopsy shows 4-year old Jayden Choate died from a gunshot wound to his head. The shooting happened at a home at 210 Main Street in Elgin. An investigation conducted with


Dyersville Man Injured in Motorcycle-Car Collision

A Dyersville man is expected to recover following a motorcycle-car collision on Friday afternoon. Authorities say 27-year old Jared Wessels was traveling eastbound on his motorcycle on Dyersville East Road near Dyersville around 1:30 pm when he collided with a westbound pickup truck that was making a left-handed turn into a private drive. Wessels was

Iowa Farm Bureau Relaunches Conservation Website

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – June 17, 2016 – Today, Iowa Farm Bureau relaunched with updated content for farmers and non-farmers alike to see the progress being made through the Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Iowa’s collaborative, research-based strategy for water quality improvement. With more than 30 videos and infographics, users can see the many ways

Statewide Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Practices

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey reminds farmers the 2016 sign-up period is open for cost share funds for nutrient reduction practices. This program has been popular with farmers interested in adding additional practices to their operation. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a