Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Timing of Planting Can Be an Issue

Farmers got started planting last week before rains and cooler weather hit heading into this week. Iowa State University extension agronomist, Mark Licht, says he still cautions farmers to keep an eye on the forecast in deciding when to plant to avoid problems. “Some of this corn that did get planted late last week, there


Georgen Auto Demolishes Old Building

An old building that used to house a gas station along West Marion Street in Manchester was torn down this week. Georgen Auto owner John Georgen had the building demolished to make way for a parking lot to showcase vehicles for sale. Georgen requested funding through the City of Manchester’s Housing Acquisition/Demolition Program to help


Maquoketa Valley Drama Performances

On Friday and Saturday, May 8th and 9th, the Maquoketa Valley High School Drama Department presents “A Night of One-Acts.” The three shows, Superheroes, Selfie and Breaking News, will be performed both nights in the high school auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the performances beginning at 7:00 p.m. All seats are $5.00.

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Sweet Spot Opens in Downtown Independence

There’s a new business in downtown Independence… Sweet Spot, a bakery and cafe, recently opened at 108 First Street East near the dam. The business is owned by Independence native Sandy Tull, who recently returned back to the area. Sweet Spot serves sandwiches, salads, soups and baked goods. Customers can enjoy lunch or treats on

Betty Pauline Livingston Engelhardt – Elkader

Betty Pauline Livingston Engelhardt, 89, of Elkader, passed away with God’s grace, on Monday, April 20, 2015. Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with Funeral Service: 11:00 AM on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader Visitation: 4 to


Central City Woman Injured in Collision

A Central City woman was injured in a collision Tuesday morning. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrived at the accident scene at the intersection of Highway 13 and Austin Road and found a car in the outer southbound lane with front-end damage. The driver, 85-year old Donna Henderson of Central City, was transported


Manchester Pride Week Includes Metal Collection Event

It’s Manchester Pride Week… a week for the community to do a little-spring cleaning… Pride Week 1 Chamber Director Jack Klaus says Pride Week has been a part of the community for several years now, with many businesses and organizations volunteering to help out with clean-up efforts and improvements around town, including the Manchester Lions

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