Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Road Work Starting Soon on 310th Ave. Bridge

Work is expected to start this week on the 310th Avenue Bridge in Delaware County. County Engineer Anthony Bardgett says equipment has been moved to the job site, but the road is not closed yet. Crews are rebuilding the gravel road on 220th Avenue south of D-42 this week. Portions of the road may be


Dyersville Area Relay for Life This Weekend

The Dyersville Area Relay for Life is Friday night. Area residents will head over to the Beckman High School parking lot to honor those who have fought cancer and help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Chamber Director and Relay Chairperson Karla Thompson says everyone’s invited to come out starting at 6 o’clock Friday

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New Vienna Family Honored with Wergin Farm Award

A New Vienna farm family has been honored with a special award. The Brian and Eileen Hoefler family recently received the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award. The Midwest Dairy Association nominated the Hoeflers for the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award, which recognizes Iowa livestock farmers who take pride in doing things right – including

Richard G. Wilson – Ryan

Richard Gene Wilson, 67, of Ryan, Iowa, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 23, 1946, the son of Glenn and Marian (Kemp) Wilson. He was raised and educated in the Ryan area. Richard served honorably in the U. S. Army from February

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Manchester Lifeguard Recognized for Saving Child’s Life

A Manchester lifeguard was recognized by the City Monday night for recently saving the life of a three-year old. Mayor Milt Kramer presented Brooke Vaske with a Life Saving Award for her act of heroism in saving 3-year old Holden Wendling. Wendling nearly drowned at the Manchester Aquatic Center in June, but Vaske quickly spotted

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Manchester and Independence Ambassadors Visit Area Businesses

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors made several stops recently. One of the visits was to Regional Medical Center’s Hospice of Comfort, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Coordinator Amanda Kalb says Hospice of Comfort staff and volunteers have traveled thousands of miles to deliver hospice services – from Elkader to Monticello, Winthrop to

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Palo Teen Arrested after High-Speed Chase

A Palo teen was arrested after carjacking a vehicle and leading authorities on a high-speed chase early Tuesday. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year old Nicholas Scott assaulted a driver at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids shortly after 1 am and stole her vehicle. A short time later, the vehicle was spotted northbound


RAGBRAI Passes Through Area Towns

RAGBRAI wrapped up in Guttenberg on Saturday. Thousands of bicycle riders spent seven days pedaling across Iowa. After a rainy, cold and wet start to the day on Friday, riders slowly made their way to Independence for an overnight stop. One rider told KMCH Friday was the hardest ride in his eight years on RAGBRAI.

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