Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

El Nino Weather Pattern Brings Drawback for Farmers

An Iowa State University climatologist says the current El Nino weather pattern is generally providing Iowa with milder temperatures this winter. Elywnn Taylor says it’s also bringing abundant moisture which is causing sub-soil tiles to run at full capacity to drain the state’s farm fields. Taylor says there’s a big drawback for farmers from El

Area Gymnasts Place First at Oskaloosa Meet

Several area gymnasts placed well at the USTA Power Tumbling meet in Oskaloosa on Sunday. Local gymnasts from Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics who placed first were Noa Marting, Ella Marting, Karalyn Recker, Hanna Marting, Melanie Lutgen, Hannabelle Erickson, Kennedy Bulman, Maddesyn Demmer, Kylie Belinsky, Tucker Erickson, Mylie Walz, Kyle Peck, Taylor Mullis, Tenley


Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Dubuque County Crash

Dubuque, IA (AP) — A man has plead guilty to charges stemming from a fatal Dubuque County car crash. The Telegraph Herald reports 26-year-old Alexander Engling of Dubuque entered guilty pleas Monday in Dubuque County District Court to charges of vehicular homicide by reckless driving and drunken driving as part of a plea agreement with

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Daniel F. Drees – Manchester

Daniel F. Drees, 65, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at his home in Manchester. He was born September 2, 1950, in Manchester, the son of Reynold and Marian (Voss Gienapp) Drees. Dan was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Manchester High School in 1968. He served honorably in


New Iowa Travel Guide Features Grant Wood

The 2016 edition of the Iowa Travel Guide is now out with 174 pages of tourism tidbits for those planning a trip this year across the land between two rivers. Jessica O’Riley, spokeswoman for the Iowa Tourism Office, says it’s a wonderful resource for Iowans and non-Iowans alike. The travel guide is supplemented with what


Central City Man Injured in ATV Crash

A Central City man was injured in an ATV crash Saturday afternoon. It happened along the Wapsipinicon River area northwest of Central City and south of Paris Road shortly before 3 pm. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year old Chad Meyers collided with a low tree branch while riding his ATV. Meyers was airlifted

Study to Look at Effects of Clayton County Sand Mine Expansion

GUTTENBERG, Iowa (AP) – Clayton County officials have commissioned a study to determine the environmental and aesthetic effects of a proposed expansion of a northeast Iowa silica sand mine. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that Pattison Sand Co. has petitioned the county to rezone 746 acres of agricultural land along Great River Road to heavy

Delaware SWCD Hosting Annual Tree Sale

The Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting their annual tree sale. There are twenty-four different species of bareroot trees, shrubs and potted evergreens to choose from. The bareroot trees & shrubs sell for $2 each, while potted trees and shrubs sell for $10 each. Orders will be accepted through Monday, February 29th.