In a sense, Dean Sherman has a trip to the orthodontist 40 years ago to thank for Pinocchio hanging out in his cornfield this year.

For reigning Delaware County Pork Queen Gracee Brooks and Delaware County Pork Princess Kaley Pettlon, the current year has been anything but normal thanks to COVID-19. Yet the duo still finds ways to promote pork across the county, having fun along the way.

Emily Wulfekuhle’s reign as Delaware County Pork Queen ended this past year. But that doesn’t mean Wulfekuhle still isn’t active in the pork industry.

Democrat Everett Chase is seeking the House 96 seat, where he faces Republican incumbent Lee Hein. The 21-year-old Chase lives in Monticello and sees himself as part of the new wave of young people becoming involved in politics.

Republican incumbent Lee Hein is seeking his fifth term in the Iowa House representing District 96. Hein farms outside Monticello. He served on the Monticello School Board for nine years, five of those as board president. He is the Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee and also se…

Republican Dan Zumbach has served on the Iowa Senate since 2013. He has been a voice for the residents of the 48th District and wants to continue doing so for a third term. He will be running against Democrat Eric Green in the upcoming election.

After serving the community through his businesses over the years, Democrat Eric Green has entered the race for the 48th District of the Iowa Senate, competing against multi-term representative Dan Zumbach. Green brings with him many new ideas with a willingness to see both sides.


Delaware County is seeing a large jump in COVID-19 cases. In just one week, active COVID-19 cases increased from 83 to 104 as of 2PM on Monday, October 12, 2020, with a 17.2% positivity rate. This increase includes a rise in hospitalizations at Regional Medical Center and sadly an outbreak a…

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Wildfires in the western United States may have been the driving force for the visit, but Iowa senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst answered a variety of questions during a 45-minute Q&A at Kendrick Forest Products in Edgewood, Oct. 9.

The Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics is one big family. The school is led by sisters Debbie Moser and Carmen Moser Payne, along with their mom, Bernita Moser, Carmen’s daughter, Kattie Payne Schulte, and granddaughter, Luka Marie Schulte.

Scarecrows anyone? With the fall season here, it’s a sure sign scarecrows may be found outside several area businesses. Here are a few our camera found. Look for others we find in the coming weeks.

A last-ditch effort to halt the construction of a controversial hog confinement building slated to be built just north of Manchester fell short Monday night, leaving the Manchester City Council with seemingly no recourse unless the state government intervenes.

A visit to the Edgewood Locker by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig gave locker owners a chance to showcase their facility, talk about issues affecting small lockers in the state and highlight expansion plans for the facility.

A discussion about a new 2,500-hog building north of Manchester brought many residents to the Manchester City Council meeting, Sept. 28. Adam and Kari Schulte are looking at the possibility of raising the new structure, but attendees at the meeting presented several issues they had with the …

New lunchroom tables at Edgewood-Colesburg Jr.-Sr. High School have not only helped students remain socially distant during lunch, but also show off school pride to all who see them.

Over the last couple of months, a task force has been looking at improvements that the West Delaware Community School District can make to their buildings, layouts and infrastructure. Sixteen members dedicated over 320 hours researching ways improvements can be made and presented their ideas…


A visit to Manchester by Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg gave a local entrepreneur a chance to showcase how a state tax credit program assisted in housing projects for the community.


Delaware County has recently seen a significant increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases. In order to ensure a more sustainable response effort to the pandemic, Delaware County Public Health (DCPH) will be transferring the initial response and contact tracing to the Iowa Department …

With Oct. 5-9 recognized across the nation as Construction Week, it’s a time to celebrate those in the commercial construction industry. By demonstrating appreciation for industry colleagues, those engaged in the industry promote commercial construction as a safe, exciting and rewarding care…

The Annual Hot Rods & Harleys show, sponsored by the Hopkinton Lions Club, enjoyed crisp fall weather and a large crowd for the annual car and bike show.