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Hairball Concert Moved Indoors

Just a note to pass along to everyone attending the Hairball concert at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Sunday night (May 24th)... due to the rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the Beef Barn. For more info on the show, ...

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Poultry Shows at All County Fairs Cancelled Due to Bird Flu

There will be no poultry show at the Delaware County Fair or any other county fair in Iowa this summer due to the bird flu outbreak. Iowa Department of Agriculture officials on Thursday prohibited all live bird exhibitions at fairs, ...

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Manchester Whitewater Park Officially Opens

Manchester's new whitewater park is officially open. The cranes and big equipment have been moved out, the trail areas have been reconstructed and the new features along the Maquoketa River are now complete. The off-the-wall idea of a whitewater park was ...

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Former Ed-Co Graduate Killed in Southeast Iowa Crash

A former Ed-Co graduate was killed in a collision in southeast Iowa over the weekend. 24-year old Megan Moser of Winfield, formerly of Colesburg, died on a rural road near Eddyville Sunday night. The Iowa State Patrol says Moser was ...

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Small Improvements Likely for Delaware County Jail after Failed Referendum

Voters turned down plans for an expanded and renovated Delaware County Jail, but county officials say that doesn't make the facility's problems go away... The four-point-nine million dollar referendum failed to pass in a special election earlier this month, missing ...

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First Project Lead the Way Class Wraps Up at MREP Center

The first-ever Project Lead the Way class has wrapped up at the MREP Center. Project Lead the Way offers students a new, more dynamic way of learning that allows students to create, test and design in hands-on activities to help ...

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Six People Charged with Vandalizing Numerous Buchanan County Properties

Six people have been charged for damaging property in Buchanan County last summer. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says in July and August of 2014, they received multiple reports of property damage at the former Buchanan County Home on Lee Avenue near Independence, including broken and destroyed windows, doors, mirrors, ceiling fans, toilets and sinks.

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HS Boys Track: KMCH Area STATE Qualifiers

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The annual high school state track and field co-ed meet starts up Thursday morning at 9am and will conclude Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. KMCH coverage area boys’ qualifiers are listed below: CLASS 4A- Shot put — Tyler Johnson, Western Dubuque and Billy Blaser of Western Dubuque Discus — 

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Hairball Concert Moved Indoors

Just a note to pass along to everyone attending the Hairball concert at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Sunday night (May 24th)… due to the rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the Beef Barn. For more info on the show, check out: http://www.delawarecofair.com/.

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Poultry Shows at All County Fairs Cancelled Due to Bird Flu

There will be no poultry show at the Delaware County Fair or any other county fair in Iowa this summer due to the bird flu outbreak. Iowa Department of Agriculture officials on Thursday prohibited all live bird exhibitions at fairs, as well as all live bird sales at livestock auctions and swap meets. The order

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  • Iowans looking to fuel microbrew industry by planting hops May 23, 2015
    Planting is underway near Solon in eastern Iowa on a the state’s largest farm for the key ingredient in beer. Five friends and relatives with a background in traditional crops have invested nearly a half-million dollars into “Buck Creek Hops” in Johnson County. Dan Paca owns the land with Mark Pattison and 25 acres is prepped […]
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  • Iowans urged to research charities following cancer donation scam May 23, 2015
    The president of the Greater Iowa Better Business Bureau is urging Iowans to do their research before contributing to a charitable organization. Chris Coleman’s advice is in response to a federal lawsuit announced this week involving all 50 states against four phony cancer charities. The complaint states the organizations collected $187 million in donations over […]
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  • ‘People & pets’ urged to avoid diesel spill on Storm Lake May 22, 2015
    Swimmers, boaters and fishermen are being warned to stay away from a diesel fuel spill in a northwest Iowa lake. Staff for the City of Storm Lake are trying to contain the diesel fuel spill on Storm Lake, but winds have carried some of the diesel to the lake’s east shoreline. The Iowa Department of […]
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  • Up to $13 million in state incentives approved for Sioux City pork plant May 22, 2015
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority has approved state incentives for projects in six cities that officials say will lead to the creation of more than 1,300 new jobs. The biggest project is in Sioux City. That’s where a new pork processing plant will be built. Officials say more than 1,100 will be employed there once […]
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  • Governor signs distance education bill May 22, 2015
    Representatives of higher education in Iowa gathered in Governor Terry Branstad’s office today as he signed a bill that sets national standards for courses offered on-line by schools. “It’s a great example of bipartisan cooperation and the involvement of all sectors of higher education, the public universities, the private colleges and universities and community colleges,” […]
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  • Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78 May 24, 2015
    DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78.
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  • AP NEWSBREAK: Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies May 24, 2015
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.
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  • Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale May 24, 2015
    CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or.
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  • John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success May 24, 2015
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a […]
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  • John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ May 24, 2015
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.
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