Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 23

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. “Many farmers were able to make good progress last week and now 96 percent of corn and 74 percent of


One Person Dies in Buchanan County Collision

One person is dead after a collision in Buchanan County. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened Monday shortly after 1 pm at the intersection of 240th Street and County Road V-71 west of Independence. An SUV heading north on V-71 collided with a van that was eastbound on 240th Street. Authorities say the

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Delaware County Approves Proposed ATV/UTV Ordinance

ATVs and UTVs will soon be allowed on Delaware County roads. The Delaware County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed ATV/UTV ordinance on Monday. The request for the ordinance came from the local Roads to Trail ATV/UTV Club, and after three public hearings and several drafts, it’s now a reality. Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs says starting


Two Injured in Motorcycle Crash in Jones County

Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash in Jones County Saturday night. The Iowa State Patrol says 41-year old Shane Neunaber of Anamosa was driving east on E-17 near 30th Avenue when he went off the road and into the ditch. He and his passenger, 51-year old Kristie Neunaber, also of Anamosa, were injured


Driver Responsible for Ryan Native’s Death Pleads Guilty

The driver responsible for a Ryan native’s death has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. 47-year-old Lawson Chadwick of Hiawatha pleaded guilty Monday morning in the April 2015 death of Cedar Rapids city worker Stephen Cook. Cook grew up in Ryan and graduated from West Delaware (photo shown). Police say on the day of the crash,


DNR Monitoring Stream Near Ryan after Herbicide Spill

The DNR is monitoring a stream in Delaware County after a weekend spill. A small tributary of Golden Branch northeast of Ryan was polluted Saturday morning. They say a truck carrying one-thousand gallons of dilute Rowell herbicide hit a bridge abutment, causing the tank to fall into the stream. Most of the herbicide was recovered