Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Gordon A. Powers – Independence, formerly of Cedar Rapids

Independence –  Gordon A. Powers, 68, of Independence, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on September 15, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Fred Merlin and Kathryn Virginia (Bowermaster) Powers.  After graduating in 1964 from Marion High School, he

Marilyn J. Covert – Independence

Independence – Marilyn J. Covert, 87 years old, of Independence, Iowa, ABCM Nursing and Rehab Center Independence – West in Independence. She was born on October 1, 1927, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Robert S. and Fern A. (Stover) Covert. When she was 6 weeks old, Ms. Covert was injured in an automobile accident

Esther J. Kolz – formerly of Garber

Esther J. Kolz, 101, formerly of Garber, Iowa died Saturday, Oct. 25th at Galena Stauss Nursing Home in Galena, IL. Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, Oct. 28th at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader. Friends may call from 10 AM until service time. Burial will follow in Mt. Harmony Cemetery, rural Elkport. She is

New Clean Water Rule Now in Effect

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A new Iowa clean water rule designed to increase inspections of livestock farms and provide stricter enforcement over manure spills is now in effect after a year of hearings and deliberations by government agencies. The rule, which took effect Wednesday, establishes new inspection and permit procedures. It does not impose

West Delaware Wreath Sales

West Delaware Friends of Music’s annual wreath sales run through November 9th. Please purchase from your favorite West Delaware Music Student or call Sandy Steffen at 563-932-2942 to place an order. Delivery occurs the week of Thanksgiving. All proceeds benefit the West Delaware music students and programs including Band, Vocal, Show Choir and Jazz Band. Past proceeds

Early Harvest

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – October 20

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Heavy rains across the southeastern two-thirds of Iowa early last week kept farmers out of the fields for several


Thief Steals Soybean Crop from East Dubuque Field

(AP) – An Iowa farmer says someone has stolen about $18,000 worth of soybeans from 18 acres on his farm in Illinois. Matt Schuster of La Motte says he is missing more than 1,600 bushels after someone took the crops in East Dubuque. He says he noticed the theft when he checked on the land


DCED Treats Local Industries During October Industry Month

Delaware County Economic Development visited several industries in the area as part of October Industry Month! Director Donna Boss and members of the board stopped at Laddawn, Exide Technologies, Pieco, FarmTek, Manchester Cabinetry and Rockwell Collins. They also made visits to Kendrick Forest Products and the Edgewood Locker in Edgewood and Imperial Tool in Colesburg. All the

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Dry Weather Helping Harvest

The corn harvest is still two or three weeks behind schedule, but the dry weather is helping farmers move things along this week. According to Monday’s USDA Crops and Weather Report, 19-percent of the corn crop has now been harvested. Usually by this time, more than half of the corn is out of the fields.

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