Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Estella M. Hahn Michels

Estella Marie Hahn Michels, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the Martin Health Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  She was born November 12, 1933, on a farm east of Dyersville, Iowa, the daughter of Casper J. and Amelia (Arens) Hahn. Estella attended country schools until eighth grade when she

Weather Enthusiasts Encouraged to Become Certified Spotters

We’re all impacted by the weather, one way or another – but if you have a keen interest in the actions of Mother Nature, you should consider becoming an official weather spotter. Kelsey Angle, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says spotter training classes start next week at locations all across the

Former Independence Wrestler Named IIAC Wrestler of the Week

A former Independence High School wrestler has been named the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s “Wrestler of the Week”. Kyle Fank has earned the honor for the first time in his career. Fank, a former high school state runner-up finisher, is a junior wrestling for Wartburg College. He had a win last Thursday when top-ranked Wartburg won

Two Injured in Buchanan-Fayette County Line Crash

Two people were injured in a crash on the Buchanan-Fayette county line Monday morning. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened shortly before 7:30 am on Highway 3 just north of Stanley. A van lost control while eastbound and rolled into the ditch. The vehicle was totaled. The driver, 40-year old Emily Nelson of

Delaware County Discusses Transportation Wish List with ECIA

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors met with the ECIA on Monday to talk about Regional Planning Affiliation 8’s long-range transportation plan. The RPA organizes and oversees the planning and development of the multi-modal transportation system using federal funds under the guidance of the State of Iowa. The ECIA’s Chandra Ravada and Dan Fox wanted

Area Meetings Today

The West Delaware School Board will hold a public hearing tonight on next school year’s calendar. Tonight’s meeting begins at 6 pm at the Lambert Elementary Commons. The Delaware County Board of Supervisors will meet at 1:15 pm today. Agenda items include: setting a public hearing date for the upcoming fiscal year’s proposed budget and

Student Artwork Welcome for “From the Farm to You” Calendar

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging students from Iowa to submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the “From the Farm to You” calendar. The calendars are distributed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship at the Iowa State Fair and include artwork that emphasizes the connection between the production of

‘Keep Palmer Amaranth off Your Farm’ Workshop Series

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Palmer amaranth, a new weed to Iowa and a serious threat to production agriculture, has now been discovered in at least 48 counties. Farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage this new threat may attend a “Keep Palmer Amaranth off Your Farm” workshop at several