Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Carl Wolken – Monticello

Carl Wolken, age 96, died peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his wife Betty of nearly 75 years by his side. A celebration of Carl’s life will be held 11:00 Monday morning, July 17, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. 

William “Bill” J. Wernimont – Hopkinton

William “Bill” Joseph Wernimont, age 81, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at his son’s home on the Wernimont family farm near Monticello.   Visitation will be held at the St. Luke Catholic Church, Hopkinton, on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., beginning with the Parish Vigil Service. Visitation will continue on Tuesday,

DNR Investigates Dubuque County Fish Kill

The DNR is investigating a fish kill in Dubuque County. It happened in and near the east side of White Pine Hollow State Preserve in the northwest corner of the county. The DNR checked out the scene last week and found a cattle feedlot near Luxemburg was the source of manure runoff into an unnamed

National Farm Toy Museum Launches New Mobile App

The National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville has launched a new mobile app. The app offers themed, self-guided tours of the museum’s permanent collection. Each tour lasts about thirty minutes and features significant items from the museum’s collection. It also offers exclusive audio and video interviews with the museum’s curator Amanda Schwartz that highlights significant

Man Injured in Jones County Tractor Accident

Authorities have released the name of the man injured in a tractor accident in Jones County Tuesday. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year old Daniel Althoff of Wyoming was found injured lying in the grass next to a grain bin at 9203 75th Street in rural Wyoming by someone driving by. The passerby had

Cascade Man Dies in Dubuque Motorcycle-Car Collision

A man from the Cascade/Worthington area died in a motorcycle-car collision in Dubuque on Monday afternoon. Dubuque Police say 29-year old Andrew Gravel was driving his motorcycle westbound on Pennsylvania Avenue when he collided with a car that was making a left-hand turn into the eastbound lanes. Gravel was unresponsive when officers arrived at the

Dubuque County Residents Warned of Burglary Scam

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a burglary scam. They say there is a group from out of state claiming to sell magazines as a ruse to cover burglaries. They are being dropped off in areas of the county by a support vehicle, described as a green Ford Excursion. The subjects are

Woman’s Body Pulled from Wapsi River Identified

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – Officials have identified a woman whose body was pulled from the Wapsipinicon River last month. The Courier reports that the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the body found June 15 is that of 47-year-old Rhonda Apfel, of Waterloo. Dr. Jonathan Thompson with the state examiner’s office says the cause of

City of Elkader Selling Old Street Signs

The City of Elkader is giving residents a chance to purchase a piece of town history. The City is in the process of replacing its street name signs. They are offering the old street name signs for sale on a first-come, first-serve basis for $10 each. Friday is the last day you can purchase the