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Electronics and Hazardous Waste Drop-off Planned for Saturday

Electronics and Hazardous Waste Drop-off Planned for Saturday

The Delaware County Solid Waste Commission is hosting an Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste Clean-up Day this Saturday morning at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. County Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs says they’ll be accepting a number of electronics and hazardous waste that residents want to get rid of. Waste Cleanup 1 Household electronics such as microwaves and


Dubuque Co. Railroad Bridge Destroyed by Fire

A railroad bridge in Dubuque County was destroyed by a fire Monday. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says railroad personnel passing by on a train noticed a railroad bridge about two miles south of Massey Station was on fire shortly before noon. Welders had been working on the bridge about a half hour before the

David E. Skeries – Vinton

Vinton, IA—David E. Skeries, 78, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Stephen K. Preus officiating. David was born July 29, 1935, in Tripoli, Iowa, to Ewald and Zatha Schmidt Skeries. He attended school

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Buchanan and Fayette Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad says 26 Iowa counties will receive federal disaster support to deal with damage from severe weather in June. The presidential disaster declaration includes counties in the northern part of the state that experienced damage from winds, tornadoes, rain and flooding. Buchanan and Fayette counties are among the

Arlene F. Johannes – Cascade

Arlene F. Johannes, 87, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Friends may call from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Vigil Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friends may continue to call from 11:00

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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 theme is “Glowing on the River”. Indee RAGBRAI 2 They’ll be offering a

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.


Clermont Man Airlifted after Rollover Accident

A Clermont man was airlifted to the hospital after rolling his vehicle Tuesday night. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year old Jeffrey Bishop lost control of his vehicle while driving on Harding Road, putting it into the ditch and then rolling it. Bishop was temporarily trapped inside his vehicle, with emergency personnel assisting him


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 morning. Farm Bureau Insurance Company is offering a reward for information leading to the conviction

Paul E. Westmark – Dyersville

Paul E. Westmark, 77, of Dyersville died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Manor Care in Dubuque. Friends may call from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m. and an American Legion Service

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