Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Marian A. Koelker – Petersburg

Marian A. Koelker, 86, of Petersburg died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5 pm. A Mass of Christian


Dozens Evacuated During Monticello Gas Leak

A damaged gas main prompted officials in Monticello to evacuate several homes and businesses on Thursday afternoon. Monticello police say the leak happened on South Main and South streets. 25 to 30 businesses and homes were affected. The city opened the Monticello Community Building for those displaced by the gas leak. The issue was resolved


Manchester Ambassadors Visit Several Businesses

The Manchester Chamber Ambassadors made several visits on Thursday. The group took a tour of Kluesner Flooring’s new building on South 11th Street, viewed the renovations and remodeling at America’s Best Value Inn & Suites on West Main Street, visited Monaghan Financial Services on North Franklin Street in honor of their 30th anniversary and enjoyed


Share the Harvest Moving to Year-Round Distribution

Share the Harvest will begin distributing fresh produce year-round starting next week. For the past few years, the program based in Manchester has only been offered at The Watershed during the summer growing season. Local gardeners are encouraged to drop off any extra fresh produce they may have, and then anyone in need of those


“Mystery Tour” Surprises Residents with Visits to Clayton County Towns

Some Clayton County residents are being whisked away on some fun adventures each month… and where they’re going is always a surprise. It’s called the “Clayton County: Mystery, Mingle, Munch and Mob Tour Series”. And Abbey Harkrader with the county’s Conservation Board says they started the program this past spring. The Mystery, Mingle, Munch and

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Share the Harvest Moving to Year-Round Distribution

Share the Harvest will now offer a year-round distribution. Starting on Tuesday, September 20th, the program will resume its distribution of fresh produce at the Unlimited Services Building (Can-Do Redemption Center) in Manchester. The distribution will start at 5:30 pm and will be first-come, first-served for as long as supplies last. Donations of produce from

Cropland Rent Drops Again in 2016

The U-S-D-A’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) latest report shows the average amount of money farmers pay to rent land for crop production in Iowa has gone down again in 2016. The report shows that average rent for cropland in the state of Iowa dropped 15 from last year — or about six percent —