Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

February Warm Stretch May Be Once in a Lifetime Event

February Warm Stretch May Be Once in a Lifetime Event

Record warm weather is expected to continue through Wednesday. Highs in Manchester hit 69 degrees on Friday and 67 on Sunday, both records for our area… and we’ll be in the mid to upper 60’s again through Tuesday and possibly hit 70 by Wednesday. KCRG-TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara tells KMCH it’s unbelievable. And he says it’s

Two Injured in Downtown Anamosa Fire

ANAMOSA, Iowa — Authorities say two people suffered injuries from smoke inhalation in a fire that saw multiple fire departments called to a downtown building in Anamosa. Our coverage partner KCRG reports that the fire was reported early Saturday morning in an apartment above the Thou Art Gallery on Main Street. The Anamosa fire chief

Area Meetings Today

Area meetings today… The Maquoketa Valley School Board will consider approving the calendar for next school year at tonight’s meeting, which begins at 6 pm. The Independence School Board will discuss early retirement for employees, as well as a sharing agreement with Cedar Falls Schools for men’s and women’s swimming next school year. Their school

Greater Delaware Co. Community Foundation Awards Grants

The Greater Delaware County Community Foundation recently awarded nearly $54,000 in grants to help the poor and needy of Delaware County. With that, the Foundation expects to give out more than $15,000 in scholarships during 2017 to help poor and needy individuals wishing to use education as a tool to upgrade their employment skills. The funds

Dyersville Sports Registration

The City of Dyersville is accepting registrations for softball/baseball, tee ball and soccer. On this year’s softball/baseball form, there is a question on the bottom that asks if you’re interested in playing league tournaments. If you and your child are interested in playing more games, check “yes” on the box. You can register online at

Manchester Ambassadors’ February Visits

The Manchester Chamber Ambassadors made several visits around town Thursday. The Ambassadors visited NAPA Auto Parts on West Butler Street to meet the business’s new owner, Dennis Thompson. They also stopped by First Presbyterian Church to meet the church’s new pastor, Maxwell Muska. And the group stopped by Aunt Emmy’s Bakery, Coffee House and Cupcakes

David A. Burkle – Dyersville

David A. Burkle, 66 of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the Good Neighbor Society, Garden View Hospice in Manchester, Iowa, after a short illness with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.

Virgil E. Manson – Independence

Independence –  Virgil E. Manson, 92 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on January 17, 1925, in Buchanan County, near Quasqueton, Iowa, the son of Roy Willis and Zoe Arlitta (Smith) Manson.  He attended the Buchanan County country schools. 

Manchester Replacing Two Fire Trucks

The Manchester Fire Department will be replacing two of its fire trucks. The two trucks – an equipment truck and a tanker truck – are both due for replacement. It will cost about 280-thousand dollars to replace the equipment truck and about 230-thousand dollars to replace the tanker. Fire Chief Mike Ryan has been working