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It was never the decision the council hoped to arrive at, but after nearly two-and-a-half years of consideration, the structure locally known as the old funeral home will be demolished.

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West Delaware senior Blake Cook recently became the first high school student in Iowa to complete the auto trades registered apprenticeship program.

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As promised, the Edgewood-Colesburg School Board took no action concerning the district’s mask mandate at the April 12 school board meeting. The item, listed as discussion only on the meeting’s agenda, did bring a couple of speakers in favor of keeping the mandate in place and one speaker wh…

Harper Lansing scoops some material needed to make lip balm during a Spa Retreat Day Camp giving campers a chance to learn how to make their own personal care products such as lotions, soaps, scrubs, lip balm and bath salts. From left, Kathryn Jones, McKenna Lawrence, Lansing, Kallyn Henney …

Ken Hempstead gets a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from fourth year pharmacy student Dani Boone at American Legion Post 45 in Manchester, April 9. Brehme Drug offered a vaccine clinic at the post April 9-10.

In April 2016, the Board of Directors of Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) elected to further expand the co-op’s services by constructing a fiber-optic network. The intent was to transform the electric system into a fully functioning smart grid and provide a new membership benefit…

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Edgewood-Colesburg officials are expected to discuss whether or not to lift the mandatory mask mandate for students and staff in the district at their April school board meeting.

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West Delaware High School is performing the musical Into the Woods Thursday, April 8 and Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. both nights. This fairy tale musical follows the story of a baker and his wife who have been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door. To reverse the curse, they s…

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With the opening of a new obstetrics unit last week, Regional Medical Center in Manchester offers a facility for the city, county and outlying areas for obstetric services for decades to come.

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After missing the 2020 growing season, Maquoketa Valley’s FFA greenhouse is back, and all indications point to a bigger and better than ever crop of flowers and vegetables growing in the facility for 2021.

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Delaware County Supervisors approved a resolution supporting the development of a zoning ordinance at their March 29 meeting and have retained the East Central Intergovernmental Association to assist county officials and staff in the ordinance.

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Madison Nurre is looking forward to prom. The Edgewood-Colesburg senior plans to attend the school’s prom Saturday, April 24.

Manchester Mayor Milt Kramer, left, helps deliver meals as part of Meals on Wheels March for Meals campaign. With Kramer is volunteer Cathy Bissell, center, and Manchester resident Barbara Ogden, right, the recipient of the meal delivery. Each March, the Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging (NEI3A…

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A presentation at the March 15 Delaware County Board of Supervisors’ meeting by Delaware County Economic Development (DCED) Executive Director Donna Boss made one thing crystal clear — the county is open for business.

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Jeannie Domeyer knows a thing or two about running a county fair. After all, she’s been the Delaware County Fair manager since 2005. Now, an international organization will tap into Domeyer’s knowledge of fairs.

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When Seth Schlee and Jordan Sommers decided to open their electrical business, Schlee and Sommers Electric, LLC., they knew they wanted to remain in Northeast Iowa. It’s where they grew up and where they continue to live.

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Maquoketa Valley School Board members set Monday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. for a public hearing on the 2021-22 budget during their March 15 meeting at Earlville Elementary.

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Animal manure has long been recognized as a method to return nutrients essential to the crop growing process to the soil. When compared to more conventional commercial fertilizers, properly applied manure has the potential to foster a prime growing environment in addition to providing numero…

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Community Supported Agriculture is a farming model that encourages producers and consumers to share the risks of farming, where members purchase shares of goods before the growing season begins. It allows farmers to cover upfront costs while accurately planning for the growing season by plan…