Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

State Parks Facing Staffing Shortages

State Parks Facing Staffing Shortages

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Iowa parks are facing staffing shortages after years of declining funding to the state Department of Natural Resources. Department officials announced layoffs and the dissolution of the forestry bureau in July. The Iowa Legislative Services Agency recorded that of the 68 state parks or recreation areas managed by the natural resource

Grants Available to Help Promote Specialty Crops

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced that applications are being accepted for grant funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant program.  The grants are available to support projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Iowa.   The final funding level for the 2018 Iowa Specialty

Alice M. (Whitcher) Powell – Strawberry Point

Alice Marie (Whitcher) Powell, 93, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.  She was born on January 26, 1924, at home on the Goose Ranch Farm in rural West Union, the daughter of Ross Franklin and Sarah Susanna (Smale) Whitcher.  Alice was raised and

Western Dubuque Student Hit by Vehicle at Bus Stop

A Western Dubuque student was transported to the hospital after he was hit by a vehicle at a bus stop Friday morning. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says it happened in the 20000 block of Highway 52 North around 7:15 am. The initial investigation shows a vehicle driven by 26-year old Kelly Klein of Holy

Strawberry Point Man Wanted in Connection to Home Burglary

Police are looking for a Strawberry Point man who is wanted in connection to a home burglary. Strawberry Point Police say Warren (Cody) Harvey and Shelly Hutchinson face felony charges of Second Degree Theft and Third Degree Burglary. The two are accused of entering a home on Buffalo Street in Strawberry Point without permission and

Manchester Business Symposium Set for January 11th

Business professionals in the Manchester area will have an opportunity to learn how to deal with workforce changes at a new event next month. Manchester Chamber Director Jessica Pape says it’s called the Manchester Business Symposium. In response to the millennial roundtables that were held in Manchester this year, Northeast Iowa Community College is partnering