Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Regional Family Health-Winthrop Clinic Closing for Renovations

The Regional Family Health (RFH)-Winthrop Clinic will be closed for renovations for a couple weeks in October. The clinic will close Friday, October 7th through Friday, October 21st before reopening on Monday, October 24th. “We are dedicated to the Winthrop community and excited to improve our facilities for our patients,” shared Dr. Timothy Gerst, Family

Gene Robbins – Strawberry Point

Gene Robbins, 76, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at his home. He was born on September 28, 1939, in Mederville, the son of Vernon and Maxine (Nading) Robbins. Gene was raised and educated in the area. On March 31, 1962, Gene was united in marriage to Sandra Wistrick in

Keith J. Wilgenbusch – Winthrop

WINTHROP – Keith Joseph Wilgenbusch, 42 years old of Winthrop, IA, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Regional Medical Center, Manchester, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. – Friday, September 23, 2016, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Winthrop, with burial at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery at Monti. Visitation will be from 7:00 p.m. –

Flexsteel Closing Dubuque Plant

Flexsteel will close its plant in Dubuque. Two-hundred-50 workers were notified Wednesday that the furniture plant would shut down in December 2017. Flexsteel executives say the plant dates back to 1897 and is “inefficient for manufacturing and costly to maintain”. Flexsteel’s president says the company hopes to find a new facility in the Dubuque area,

Iowa DOT Ready to Launch Standing Corn Program

Fall arrives Thursday and the Iowa Department of Transportation is already looking ahead to winter by signing farmers up for the Standing Corn Program. Scott Suhr, the D-O-T’s district transportation planner, explains how it works. “We actually have this program where we pay farmers to leave corn in their field,” Suhr says. “The corn that’s


Just Another Reason “Dyersville Rocks”

The Dyersville community has been having fun with the simplest of things over the past few weeks… rocks. But not just any rocks… They’re painted, they’re hidden and then they’re posted on Facebook. It’s known as “Dyersville Rocks”. Dyersville business owner Heidi Huisman started the “Dyersville Rocks” craze after hearing about a similar group in


DNR Investigating Fish Kill in Dubuque and Jones Counties

The DNR is investigating a fish kill that happened in Dubuque and Jones counties over the weekend. Environmental staff from the Manchester field office found manure runoff and dead fish along several miles of Whitewater Creek in Dubuque County on Sunday. On Monday, dead fish were found from southwest of Peosta downstream to the North


Woman Arrested for Stealing Scooter from Manchester Walmart

Manchester Police have released information about an incident involving a stolen scooter from Walmart. Police say on August 27th, an officer pulled over a driver on an electric scooter cart on West Main Street. They discovered the scooter was stolen from the Manchester Walmart and that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. An