Iowa was vaulted back to the forefront of the national political scene last week with the arrival of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Texas congressman and 2018 senate candidate, Beto O’Rourke.

Boulders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotels has opened in Manchester. The hotel, located at 1210 Commercial Street, is in the southwest corner of the A.J. Spiegel subdivision.

The Edgewood-Colesburg production, “No Signs of Intelligent Life,” promises to be a fun evening of humans and aliens coming together to see just what makes humans tick.

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution for a voluntary embargo on heavy vehicles on gravel roads at its March 18 meeting. No end date was set for the voluntary embargo.

Water levels at the Maquoketa River and Honey Creek rose last week after warmer weather melted snow and rain north of town emptied into the river and creek.


When Mary Ries was 5 years old, she knew she wanted to be a nurse. Today she has the pleasure to serve children of the same age, as a nurse in the Maquoketa Valley School District.

When you’re ready to say “I do,” it can be hard to find the right people to be part of your big day. From the guest list, to bridesmaids and groomsmen, all the way down to the officiant for the wedding, a bride and groom stay busy finding the right people to help them celebrate.

One familiar mantra shared by people who find themselves far apart is “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Andrea (Keegan) Parkinson and her husband, Ian, realized the importance of this phrase shortly after meeting.

As a student at Iowa State University studying event management, Maggie Rowden didn’t see herself living and working in Delaware County. The Fort Dodge native thought she’d follow her family to Missouri and work in Kansas City.

A 2019-20 budget in the West Delaware School District will see a decrease in taxes as the school board approved a total tax rate of $11.56 per $1,000 at the March 11 meeting.

Fans of show choirs are in for a treat this weekend when West Delaware High School hosts its ninth annual Red Carpet Gala March 16.


A coordinated response by Exide Technologies workers is being credited with saving the life of an Exide employee who collapsed with a heart event Feb. 28.

Delaware County Board of Supervisors have set Tuesday, May 7 for a vote for a new jail facility and sheriff’s office. The decision for the election came at its March 4 meeting.

Mental health in schools has been an issue raised at local, state and federal levels more frequently in recent years. With Iowa ranked among the worst states in the nation for mental health treatment, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more schools are looking for ways to …

While love is usually discouraged in the workplace, it can hold a valuable place among supervisors, managers and their employees.

Not everyone is ready to see winter end as these St. Mary’s students show during recess March 1.