Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Donald Meythaler – Independence

Independence –  Donald Wilbur Meythaler, 78 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at ABCM Rehabilitation Centers of Independence, West Campus, in Independence.  He was born on July 4, 1937, in Independence, the son of Harold Wilbur and Ida Loretta (Thedens) Meythaler.  He graduated from high school in Independence with the


W. Delaware Sophomore Football Team Under New Leadership

The West Delaware Sophomore football team opens the season tomorrow night under new leadership.  Nate Lahr takes over the team after Matt Finn accepted a head coaching position at Osage.  Lahr, who also serves as West Delaware Varsity baseball coach, is no stranger to Hawks Football: The Sophomores play most of their games on Thursday

Trump Brings Presidential Campaign to Dubuque

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told a huge crowd in Dubuque Tuesday night they are part of the “silent majority” that has catapulted him to the top of the polls — and he made a plea for them to stick with him when the voting starts five months from now. The crowd cheered Trump’s vow

James “Jim” Kerper – Greeley

James “Jim” Kerper, of Greeley, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born on April 15, 1942, in Dubuque the son of Harold and Rita (Berens) Kerper. He was raised in the area and graduated from Dubuque Wahlert High School in 1960. Jim served honorably


Woodward Communications Acquiring Manchester Press

A local newspaper is being acquired by a Dubuque-based company. Woodward Communications announced Wednesday that it will acquire the Manchester Press from News Publishing of Black Earth, Wisconsin. The Manchester Press will become part of the WCI’s Community Media Division, joining five other weekly newspapers and five free-distribution papers. The corporations owns two other local

Helen M. Waterman – Edgewood

Helen Mae Waterman, 97, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.  She was born on August 3, 1918, in Elkport, Iowa, the daughter of John and Stella (Phelps) Knospe.  Helen was raised in the area and graduated from Elkport High School in 1936.   On

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Independence Installs Second Visitor’s Information Kiosk

Independence’s second Visitor’s Information Kiosk is now up and running at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center. The kiosk features local retail, dining, and entertainment options in Independence to assist visitors in discovering Independence and the amenities it has to offer. Last December, the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce received an anonymous donation in the amount of

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