Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Philgreen Hired as New Delaware Co. Tourism Director

Philgreen Hired as New Delaware Co. Tourism Director

Delaware County has a new tourism director. Caryssa Philgreen of Manchester has been hired for the part-time position. Philgreen is a 2013 West Delaware graduate and will graduate from Iowa State this year with a major in Events Management. Philgreen will begin her duties on May 15th. She replaces Janet Klostermann, who recently resigned. Delaware

Manchester Camp Courageous Garage Sale Opens Today

The Camp Courageous Garage Sale opens for the season in Manchester today. This is the 41st year for the sale, which is held at 913 East Main Street each April through October. Over fifty volunteers run the sale, which is the camp’s largest fundraiser. Local residents are welcome to donate items to the sale or

Ida E. Funke – Grayslake, Illinois (formerly of Manchester)

Ida E. Funke, of Grayslake, Illinois, formerly of Manchester, Iowa, died Saturday, April 15, 2017.  Visitation: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with a  5:30 p.m. Scripture Service, and additional visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church on Thursday.  Funeral

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – April 17

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.   “Planting progress remains slow due to wet field conditions in much of the state.  Farmers have gotten some

Saturday Night Tornado Confirmed in Jones County

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Jones County on Saturday night. Crews surveyed damage in the west-central part of the county on Monday. They say a tornado touched down shortly before 9 pm about four miles northeast of Anamosa just east of Highway 151. The tornado was on the

Update: Name Released of Bicyclist Found Dead in Dubuque County

Authorities have released the name of the bicyclist who was found dead in Dubuque County Sunday morning. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year old Paul Gorrell of Dubuque apparently died of natural causes. Gorrell had been riding his bike in the 12000 block of North Cascade Road near Stonybrook Hill Children’s Zoo. Authorities say

Anamosa High School Evacuated for Possible Bomb Threat

Anamosa High School was evacuated Monday afternoon for a possible bomb threat. Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver tells KMCH that authorities were called to the school around 12:45 pm after school officials received information about a possible explosive device in the building. High school students and staff were immediately evacuated from the school grounds. Anamosa

Ernest H. Wulfekuhle – Dyersville, formerly of Petersburg

Ernest H. Wulfekuhle, 80, of Dyersville formerly of Petersburg died Friday, April 14, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.   Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, 750 12th Ave. SW.  A continued visitation will be held at the funeral

Dairy Groups Urge President Trump to Tackle Canada Trade Dispute

U.S. dairy groups are calling on President Trump to take immediate action against Canada’s trade policies. The groups want quick action against Canada for what they call “repeated and escalating disregard for its trade obligations under NAFTA.” Former Iowa Governor and U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is now president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council.

Betty M. Kulper – Garber

Betty Mae (Kraus) Kulper, 87, of Garber, Iowa, passed peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 14, 2017, while residing at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  Betty fought a courageous battle with kidney failure, never giving up on her dialysis sessions until the very end.  She “fought the good fight”!   Betty