Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Iowa and U.S. Farmers Crush Soybean Records

ANKENY, IOWA — Soybean production soared to new heights in 2015. This year, it hit the stratosphere.Today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports confirmed Iowa and U.S. soybean farmers didn’t just break production records, they shattered them. But they still have an opportunity to turn a profit, Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) leaders and marketing experts

Strawberry Point Chamber Looking for New Board Members

The Strawberry Point Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for their Chamber Board. Four spots are currently open on the board. The new Chamber board members will replace retiring board members Rhys Evans, Courtney Keppler, Cheri Leachmann and Bradlee Glasner and will join current board members Hillary Recker, Lynn Fettkether, Jeff Juergens and Shanna

South Korea Finalizes Agreements to Import Eggs from U.S.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – South Korea is suffering from a shortage of eggs due to bird flu and has finalized agreements to accept imported fresh eggs from United States. South Korea’s government says about 26 million chickens have been killed, including one-third of the country’s egg-laying hens, since the H5N6 strain of avian influenza

Ed-Co Preparing for Upcoming School Bond Issue Vote

The Ed-Co School District will hold a special election next month, and the public is invited to attend a meeting tonight to get a little more information about the upcoming vote. On February 7th, residents in the district will be asked to approve a bond issue for building improvements at both Ed-Co High School and

Replacement Planned for 220th Avenue Bridge East of Ryan

Delaware County is making plans to replace a bridge east of Ryan. The bridge, which sits on 220th Avenue, is an old narrow steel eye-beam bridge. The County plans to replace it with a larger continuous concrete slab bridge. The County recently asked for bids, with Taylor Construction submitting the lowest bid of just under

New Fareway Grocery Store Opens in Peosta

Peosta residents and NICC students now have a better option for groceries. A Fareway store opened in Peosta Wednesday at 8400 NICC Drive. The new 18-thousand square foot store features a full-service meat counter and farm-fresh produce. The Peosta Fareway will be managed by Grocery Manager Damian McGrane and Market Manager Lonnie Schmidt. This marks

Phone Scammers Impersonating Dubuque County Authorities

Dubuque County authorities say someone is impersonating them in phone calls to the public. The Sheriff’s Office was notified of the fraudulent phone calls Wednesday morning. Sheriff Joe Kennedy says the scammers were using the Sheriff’s Office phone number, which is 563-589-4406. The callers are identifying themselves as law enforcement officials and claiming that money

Gov. Branstad Delivers Final “Condition of the State” Address

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad delivered his final “Condition of the State” address Tuesday morning. Cuts…RIkayCOS3Republicans now control the legislative branch of state government and Branstad called on the GOP to change Iowa’s collective bargaining law and “defund” Planned Parenthood. Branstad is also calling on legislators to address the spike in traffic fatalities. He’s asked for

Edgewood Man Arrested on Drug Charges

An Edgewood man has been arrested on drug charges. On Monday, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office took 43-year old Brett Schmerbach into custody following a search warrant at his home. Schmerbach has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug, Administering Harmful Substances, Drug Distribution Violation to Person Under 18, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia