Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Richard “Dick” J. Foust – Manchester

   Richard “Dick” J. Foust, 73, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly January 15, 2017 of a blood disease at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Visitation will be Thursday, January 19, 2017 from  3:00 – 7:00  p.m. at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester , with a 3:00 p.m. Scripture Service.

Man Charged in WD Bus Crash Wants to Withdraw Pleas

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – A man accused of driving his vehicle into a West Delaware school bus wants to withdraw some guilty pleas. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the attorney for 42-year-old Monte Klink of Arlington filed a motion Friday. Klink pleaded guilty in November to second-offense driving while intoxicated and to two counts

Corn and Soybean Growers Set Records in 2016

Corn and soybean growers in Iowa and across the country set new records in 2016. That’s according to a report from the USDA Ag Statistics Service. Doug Hartwig, deputy director for the Upper Midwest region, says the corn yield in Iowa is estimated at 2.74 billion bushels. Iowa’s average corn yield topped 200 bushels per

Vilsack Resigns Early as U.S. Ag Secretary

On Friday, former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack announced it was his FINAL day as U-S Ag Secretary. Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson reports. Vilsack posted a “farewell message” on the U-S-D-A website. Vilsack thanked the department’s 90-thousand employees. Vilsack said their work “allows America to have the most productive farmers, ranchers, and producers in the

Ed-Co Selling Tickets for “Dance the Night Away” Event

Ed-Co will host their “Dance the Night Away” event on Saturday, February 11th at 7:30 pm in the Ed-Co High School Gym. Watch several local couples in this dance competition! $10 in advance or $12 at the door. This is a junior class post-prom fundraiser. Tickets available at Karl’s, Bloom’s, local banks, the schools and

Tickets Available for St. Patrick’s Church Winter Gala

St. Patrick’s Church in Ryan will host their annual Winter Gala on Saturday, February 11th at St. Pat’s gym. Evening begins with 4 pm Mass, and then moves to the gym with social hour, a prime rib/rolled stuffed pork loin dinner, silent and live auctions and some rock-n-roll fun. Cost $30 with drinks available for

Dyersville Library Hosting Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser

The James Kennedy Public Library in Dyersville welcomes back the Die-Laughing Murder Mystery Troupe for another murder mystery dinner fundraiser on Saturday, February 25th! You’ll help solve a mystery while laughing and enjoying a delicious meal catered by J&D Mart. Event begins at 6:30 pm at the Dyersville Golf and Country Club. Tickets $50 each

Western Dubuque Dance Camp

The Western Dubuque Dance Camp will host a Dance Camp on Saturday, January 28th from 8:30 to 11 am. Open to Pre-K through 8th grade. $25. Learn a dance routine, receive a t-shirt and perform! Dancers will return at 12:45 pm and the Dance Show starts at 1 pm. For more info, call Melissa at

Grants Available to Help Promote Speciality Crops

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is accepting applications for grant funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant program.  The grants are available to support projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Iowa.   The final funding level