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WD Presents Dance Marathon Check to U of I Hospital

WD Presents Dance Marathon Check to U of I Hospital

Members of the West Delaware Student Council visited the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital on Tuesday to donate a check for $2,500. The funds were raised through West Delaware’s first Dance Marathon in March. Student Council President Emily Thole and Class President Caitlin Briggs accompanied Student Council Advisor Megan Jack to the hospital to present

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Independence Ambassadors Visit Home Indeed LLC

There’s a new home improvement store in Independence. The Independence Ambassadors recently visited Home Indeed LLC, a new business located at 1208 First Street West Suite 2. The home improvement store specializes in cabinets, windows, doors, siding, roofing, bath remodels and kitchen remodels. They also offer full service installation of all products. The Ambassadors presented

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 26

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Planting progress continues, but the wet weather has slowed it considerably from the record pace at the start of the


Earlville Couple Injured in Linn County Collision

An Earlville couple was injured in a collision in Linn County Monday afternoon. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year old Connie O’Connell and her passenger, 58-year old James O’Connell, both of Earlville, were hurt after their pickup truck hit an SUV that was trying to make a U-turn in front of them. The accident

Dennis D. Gericke – Oelwein

Dennis D. Gericke, 58, of Oelwein, Iowa died Friday, May 22, 2015 at his home near Oelwein, IA. Dennis was born on February 15, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the son of Milo and Norma (Shaffer) Gericke. He was a 1976 graduate of the North Linn High School in Troy Mills, IA. Following his graduation

Jane R. Dennler – Elkader

Jane Roberta Dennler, 76, of Elkader, died Friday May 22, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial:  11:00 AM on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Private Family Inurnment at a later date Visitation: 4 to 7 PM on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Leonard Funeral Home

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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 first brought up five years ago during the initial Manchester Good to Great community

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