Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Dyersville Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Dyersville Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Dyersville celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday with their annual festivities. The day kicked off with the annual 8K Road Race, 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk and Kid’s Leprechaun Leap at St. Francis Xavier School. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, who host the parade, celebrated with an Irish Mass again this year at 10:30 am Saturday at St.

Tickets on Sale for Delaware Co. Fair Country Night

Tickets for the Delaware County Fair’s country night concert with Sawyer Brown and Little Texas are now on sale. Fair Manager Jeannie Domeyer reminds everyone you’ve got a couple options for tickets on the track this year. Track tickets for the Thursday night, July 13th show are 35 dollars. Grandstand seating will be free – just

“Greenie” Passing On Love of Balloon Art to Kids

    A Manchester man passed on his love of balloon art to the community this Saturday.   Paul Kammarmeyer, also known as “Greenie”, has been creating balloon figures for over twenty years in the Manchester area after getting his start from a local magician. Kammarmeyer’s hobby and side business of twisting balloons into hats, animals and

Betty Guilford – Monticello

Betty Guilford age 86, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Hospice of Mercy, Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 Monday morning, March 13, 2016 at the United Church of Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Ed Moreano will officiate at the services.  Friends may call from 2

Work on Manchester Street Project Begins Friday

Manchester’s 2017 Street Project kicked off Friday, March 10th. This year’s project includes all roads from South 5th to South 9th Streets between West Main and West Marion Streets. The City says Top Grade Excavating started digging a pit to bore the water main under West Main Street on Friday. Starting on Monday, South 7th Street between

Independence Chamber Hires New Director

The Independence Chamber has hired a new director. Christian Lutz started his duties on March 1st. Lutz is a Davenport native and brings over a decade of non-profit management experience with organizations from several sectors, including tourism. He has also served as interim tourism director for the Fort Scott (Kansas) Area Chamber of Commerce. Lutz

Brehme Drug Celebrates New Chapter with Open House

Brehme Drug in Manchester celebrated the start of a new chapter with an open house on Thursday.   The pharmacy, formerly known as Blakesley Drug, changed ownership January 1st when Ashley Brehme purchased the business from Bill Blakesley.   Brehme had been an employee at Blakesley Drug for several years – even job shadowing as far

Authorities Identify Child in Fatal Monticello Accident

Authorities have identified the child who died in an accident in Monticello. The accident happened Wednesday afternoon shortly before 4 pm at the intersection of South Cedar Street and West Washington Street. The Iowa State Patrol says 8-year old Cassandra Rieken of Monticello was riding a tricycle on West Washington Street when it collided with

8-Year Old Child Dies in Monticello Accident

A 8-year old child has died following an accident in Monticello. It happened Wednesday afternoon shortly before 4 pm at the intersection of South Cedar Street and West Washington Street. The Iowa State Patrol says the child was riding a tricycle on West Washington Street when it collided with the front of a van that

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