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Independence Ready to Host RAGBRAI Friday Night

Independence will be hosting RAGBRAI tomorrow, with thousands of riders staying overnight Friday night for the last night of the ride. Independence Chamber Director Michelle McBride, who has been heading the town's RAGBRAI celebration, says they're ready. Indee RAGBRAI 1 Independence's RAGBRAI ...

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KMCH Country Showdown

THE KMCH COUNTRY SHOWDOWN IS BACK! We're getting ready for our 3rd annual Country Showdown at Delhi Lion's Pride Day. The winner will receive $100 cash and get to move on to the state competition at the Riverside Casino in ...

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HS Baseball; Beckman Back to State

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: For the third year in a row and 4th time in 6 years the Beckman Blazer Baseball team has advanced to the State Tournament in Des Moines. The class 2A 3rd-ranked two-time defending champion Blazers won their 15th ...

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Lake Delhi Trustees Election Results

Residents of Lake Delhi went to the polls yesterday to fill three seats on the Lake Delhi Board of Trustees.  Laurie Kramer and Steve Leonard were re-elected to the board.  Patrick Colgan Received the most votes – 277 and will ...

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NAPA Store Burglarized in Dyersville

The NAPA store in Dyersville was burglarized over the weekend. Dyersville Police say someone broke into the store by forcing open the door. Money and a number of tools were stolen. Police say it happened sometime between Saturday and Monday ...

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Hottest Weather of Year Arrives in Iowa

Temperatures will be climbing into the 90s over the next couple days for the first time this summer. Along with the heat, humidity will also be high - with air conditioners running full glast across the state. National Weather Service ...

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Morrissey Sentenced In Fayette Co.

A West Union woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  Misty Morrissey was sentence to no more than 10 years on each count and to run concurrent with each other and she must serve one third of that sentence in prison before she is eligible for Parole. Morrissey

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Shrine Bowl To Feature Area Football Players

Several area football players will compete in the 42nd annual Iowa Shrine Bowl this weekend in Cedar Falls. Brennan Koerperich of Western Dubuque, Mitch Steger from Beckman, Paul Olinger of Ed-Co, and Kris Ihde from Clayton Ridge will be teammates on the North squad.  The game will played Saturday at 4PM at the UNI-Dome. To


Dyersville Relay for Life Luminaries

The Dyersville Area Relay for Life will be held Friday night, August 1st overnight into Saturday morning, August 2nd at Beckman High School in Dyersville. You can purchase a luminary bag in honor of or in memory of someone who has fought cancer – they’ll be placed around the track at the Relay for Life.

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Farmers to Begin Mowing and Haying Roadsides

Motorists are being reminded to be on the lookout for equipment that’ll be moving through Iowa’s roadside ditches soon. Bob Younie, with the Iowa Department of Transportation, says land owners and others who’ve obtained a permit are allowed to harvest hay from state highway roadsides. The annual program benefits both parties. “It gives farmers a chance

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  • Maryland Governor O’Malley campaigns with Democrats in eastern & western Iowa July 27, 2014
    Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley returned to Iowa this weekend to campaign with Iowa Democrats, building more ties with Iowa activists who could be key contacts if O’Malley decides to run for president in 2016. “It’s something that I’m seriously considering, but I’m here to campaign for Jack Hatch and for the other good Democrats here in […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Pheasant count underway across Iowa July 26, 2014
    Iowa’s annual roadside survey of small game animals, from pheasants to quail to rabbits, is now underway. DNR wildlife biologist Todd Bogenschutz says specially-trained crews will cover 210 routes across Iowa totaling about 5,000 miles during the coming two-week period. “It gives us a real good indication of what our small game populations are doing […]
    Radio Iowa Contributor
  • Tyson plant in Cherokee will close September 27 July 26, 2014
    The Tyson plant in Cherokee will close in three months. In a prepared statement released today, a Tyson Foods executive said the plant in Cherokee, along with one in New York and another in New Mexico “have been struggling financially” and “it no longer makes business sense to keep them open.” The plant in Cherokee […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Harkin hosts forum with focus on finding jobs for Americans with disabilities July 26, 2014
    Senator Tom Harkin hosted a forum at Drake University late this afternoon to mark the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Governor Terry Branstad, who was among the panelists, said he tells business owners they will make their business better by making accommodations and hiring […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Mother of slain Evansdale girl sentenced to prison July 25, 2014
    The mother of one of two girls who were kidnapped in Evansdale in 2012 and later found dead is going to prison on drug charges. Misty Cook-Morrissey pled guilty this week to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine in Fayette County District Court. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies […]
    Pat Curtis

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  • 'Sons of Anarchy' book announced at Comic-Con July 27, 2014
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Sons of Anarchy" is revving up for its final season but the outlaw motorcycle club will live on in books.
    The Associated Press
  • Comic-book convention organizers clash over name July 27, 2014
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names.
    The Associated Press
  • Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction July 27, 2014
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for $1.1 million.
    The Associated Press
  • Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy July 27, 2014
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.
    The Associated Press
  • 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office July 27, 2014
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
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