Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

FSA Reminds Farmers to File Crop Acreage Report

The Delaware County Farm Service Agency would like to remind farmers of the requirement to file a 2015 Crop Acreage report.  In order to maintain eligibility in  Farm Service Agency programs, an accurate report of all acres is required to be filed by July 15, 2015.  Therefore, upon completion of planting, please contact the Delaware

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Four Accused of Jones County Bank Robbery Appear in Court

Four people appeared in federal court Monday for their alleged involvement in a Jones County bank robbery last month. 22-year old Shiloh Palmer, 24-year old Andrew Palmer, 26-year old Elizabeth Olinger and 42-year old Peter Olinger, all of Mechanicsville, have each been charged with four counts of bank robbery and related offenses. The four are

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 18

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday, May 18th on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Farmers continue to make planting progress and remain ahead of the five-year average for both corn and soybeans,”

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Chilly Weather for May

It’s been a little chilly for May… We’re less than a week away from the official start of summer and some people have been bundled up in their fall and winter clothes this week while mowing the lawn and sitting through baseball games. Here in eastern Iowa, we’ve been at 50 degrees the last couple days

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Delaware County Recorder Announces Retirement

One of Delaware County’s elected officials is retiring. Delaware County Recorder Deb Peyton’s resignation was approved by the County Board of Supervisors on Monday. Peyton has served in the Recorder’s Office for twenty-seven years. The County has three options to fill her position. The Board can either appoint a new County Recorder, accept applications and

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Truck Rollover Near Holy Cross Causes Fertilizer Spill

A rollover near Holy Cross led to a fertilizer spill Monday morning. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened just before noon on Thunder Road near Ridge Road. They say a Three Rivers FS truck driver lost control of his vehicle and it rolled one time before coming to rest in the ditch.

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Oelwein Mother Arrested for Endangering Children

An Oelwein mother was arrested Friday for endangering her children. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year old Brooke Cromwell allowed a man on the sex offender registry to pick up her children at their school and daycare provider. Cromwell and the man, 28-year old Dillon Sommerfelt of Oelwein, were taken into custody and transported

Jean Ann Puffett – Manchester

Jean Ann Puffett, 90, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. The daughter of Earl and Donna Durey was born April 21, 1925, on her parent’s farm. Jean was raised and educated in the area, and graduated from Delhi High School. She then was employed

FSA Urges Iowans to Plant Milkweed to Save Monarchs

While many see it as a pesky weed, Iowa farmers and landowners are being urged to plant milkweeds on their acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program or C-R-P. Monarch butterflies are falling in numbers and they depend on milkweeds to survive. John Whitaker, executive director of the Farm Service Agency in Iowa, is also

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