Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Authorities Investigating Hit-and-Run Accident on Highway 3

Authorities Investigating Hit-and-Run Accident on Highway 3

Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened on Highway 3 just west of Edgewood earlier this month. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says on February 7th, a green Mustang was rear-ended by a pickup truck as the car tried turning into a private driveway. The pickup truck did not stop and continued westbound on

Marjorie Meyer – Janesville, WI, formerly of Elkader

Marjorie Ann Meyer, 83, of Janesville, formerly of Elkader, died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at an adult group home in Janesville, WI.   Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with   Memorial Service:   11 AM March 3, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elkader, Iowa

Harry “Chip” Franck III – Hopkinton

Harry (Chip) Franck III age 67, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at his home in Hopkinton following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Saturday morning, February 28, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Manchester.   A luncheon following the service will be held at 1:00 Saturday at the

Hunter Safety Class

A Hunter Safety Class will be held Saturday, March 21st from 8 am to 4 pm at United Methodist Church in Manchester. To reserve a spot in the class, you must first get a study guide – call 563.608.5536.


West Union Teen Arrested for Kidnapping and Abusing Girl

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – A West Union teen has been charged with kidnapping a fellow teen and sexually abusing her. The 16-year-old from West Union was arrested for first-degree kidnapping and third-degree sexual abuse. He has been charged as an adult. According to court records, the teen picked up a 15-year-old girl and wouldn’t

Rock Branch Farm - 1880

Number of Iowa Farms Continues to Decline

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a new report that the number of farms in Iowa continues to slide. In an annual report released Thursday the USDA says Iowa farms fell to 88,000 last year, 500 fewer than the year before. Most of the decrease came in the small

Gordon W. Derr – Independence

Independence –  Gordon W. Derr, 84 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at his home.  He was born on August 28, 1930, on the farm where he died, the son of Charles Curtis and Laura Mae (Hamilton) Derr.  He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of

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