Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Quaker Mill Dam Demolition Continues

Quaker Mill Dam Demolition Continues

The Quaker Mill Dam north of Manchester has slowly been coming down this past week. Demolition started last Monday on the long-standing structure, which has been on private property since it was first built in the 1850’s. Doug Hawker’s parents have owned the property since 1999. Hawker says since that time, there’s been more and

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 15

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.   “Iowa farmers took advantage of agreeable weather and made significant progress this past week and now 85 percent

First Day for New Delaware County Tourism Director

It’s the first day on the job for Delaware County’s new tourism director. Caryssa Philgreen was hired several weeks ago for the part-time position. She is a 2013 West Delaware graduate and Manchester native. Philgreen replaces Janet Klostermann, who resigned earlier this year. We hope to catch up with Philgreen in a Guest of the

One Injured in Linn County Lawn Tractor Rollover

One person was injured in a lawn tractor rollover in Linn County Saturday afternoon. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 61-year old Joseph Hughes of Macon, Missouri had been mowing grass on a steep embankment on Lincoln Heights Drive Southeast in Cedar Rapids when he lost control and rolled over. Hughes became pinned underneath the

Wayne B. Wilson – Independence

Independence –  Wayne Burton Wilson, 92, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born February 15, 1925, in Benton County, near Garrison, IA, and was the son of William B. and Matilda (Hanson) Wilson.  He attended country school in Benton County and graduated

Bryce J. Neverman – Guttenberg

Bryce Jay Neverman, 71, of Guttenberg, Iowa, died at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  He was born on April 14, 1946, in Luana, Iowa, the son of Arno “Gus” and Helen (Hinman) Neverman.  Bryce was raised in the area, and attended Garnavillo High School with the class of 1964.

Anna M. Barry – Colesburg

Anna Mae Barry, 88, of Colesburg, Iowa, died on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.  She was born on July 25, 1928, in North Buena Vista, Iowa, the daughter of Leo and Rita (Schaul) Bird.  Anna was raised in the area, and attended Clayton County rural school.   On October

Manchester Lions Club Tends to Shelly Park Flower Beds

The Manchester Lions Club spent some time cleaning up Shelly Park on Tuesday night. The volunteer-based group has looked after the flower beds in the park by the Manchester Whitewater Park for years. Every spring, they gather for a night of mulching and weeding the flower beds. Manchester Lions Club members also take turns each

Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Dundee

Authorities have released the name of the motorcyclist killed in an accident Tuesday night west of Dundee. The Iowa State Patrol says 67-year old Kenneth Newman of Lamont died in the collision. They say Newman was heading east on C-64 when he crossed the centerline and hit a oncoming van. The van’s driver, 27-year old