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Four People Injured in Accident Near Earlville

Four People Injured in Accident Near Earlville

Four people were injured in an accident near Earlville on Thursday afternoon. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says an SUV heading north on 210th Avenue met an oncoming semi that was on the wrong side of the road. The driver, 26-year old Tamara Wilson of Davenport, swerved towards the ditch and then over-corrected her steering,

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Four Students Injured in School Bus Crash

Four students were injured in a school bus crash in Fayette County Thursday afternoon. The Sheriff’s Office says it happened shortly before 4:30 on O Avenue just south of 220th Street. A tractor pulling a liquid manure spreader was turning into a field driveway when a North Fayette Community School bus came from behind and


One Person Dies in Jones County Collision

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say one person died after a car collided with a semi-trailer truck in Jones County. Emergency crews responded the scene on Highway 151 near Anamosa around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Iowa State Patrol says 79-year old Mary Goldsmith of Anamosa died after she failed to yield at an intersection to


Strawberry Point City Council Votes to Keep Opperman

The Strawberry Point City Council has voted to keep one of their council members. About a quarter of Strawberry Point’s registered voters had signed a petition presented to the City, challenging council member Jackie Opperman’s residency within the city. Some citizens argued that Opperman was not actually a Strawberry Point resident since she purchased a


Field of Dreams Anniversary Celebration Earns State Award

The Field of Dreams 25th Anniversary Celebration has earned an award from the state. The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa has presented two dozen awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry. The Field of Dreams Celebration won “Outstanding New Event” in the rural category. This summer’s celebration at the famous movie

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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – October 27

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “The agreeable weather last week allowed many farmers to make good harvest progress, but with 36 percent of corn

Farm Rescue Helps 300th Midwest Family

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Farm Rescue nonprofit in the Midwest is helping its 300th family this week, just eight years after former North Dakota farm boy and UPS pilot Bill Gross launched the unique organization. A handful of volunteers are helping harvest corn for western Minnesota farmer John Dubbels, who’s being treated for blood

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ALICE Training Prepares City and Schools for Attackers

What would you do if a gunman walked into your business, your school, your hospital or your church? What if they walked into the restaurant you were eating at, or the city council meeting you were attending? Would you know how to react? The Manchester Police Department recently taught the West Delaware and St. Mary’s

Shirley Grant – Oelwein, formerly of Volga

Shirley Joan Grant, 91, of Oelwein, formerly of Volga, died Friday, October 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 am – Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Volga. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. There will be no visitation. Leonard Funeral Home

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