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Delaware County Beef Royalty

Delaware County Beef Banquet

Delaware County Beef Banquet

The Delaware County Beef Banquet was held Saturday night… It was a sentimental night for the Delaware County Cattlemen as they remembered one of their own. Cattlemen President Mark Monaghan passed away unexpectedly just two weeks ago. Musician Bill Stock, who was on hand to perform for the crowd, paid tribute to Monaghan with a


Five Killed in Rural Arlington House Fire

Five people are dead following an early morning house fire near Arlington on Friday. Authorities believe three adults and two children died in the fire. Ron Humphrey with the State Fire Marshal’s Office says it may take some time to positively identify the five bodies, but he says officials believe they know who was in


Short Supply of Propane Leading to High Prices

Have you tried purchasing propane this week? Prices are on the rise because of short supplies… And it’s having a big effect on local residents, as well as local organizations like Operation New View who are there to help local residents in need. On Wednesday, figures from the Iowa Department of Agriculture showed propane prices


KMCH and Smitty’s Honor ‘Valued Volunteers’

KMCH and Smitty’s Valued Volunteers were honored Wednesday night at a special banquet. The two businesses joined together last March to begin the Valued Volunteers program, which honors those in the area who give back to their communities. An individual or group was chosen each month from a long list of nominations sent in by


Independence Plant Closing in March

A plant in Independence will be closing this spring. The Buchanan County Economic Development Office says L & M Radiator has been affected by the global downturn in the demand for mining equipment. The Minnesota-based company makes large heat exchange radiators for large equipment like oil rigs and mining dump trucks, with Caterpillar among its


Maquoketa Valley School Board News

A few notes from Maquoketa Valley following this week’s school board meeting… Maquoketa Valley will begin locking their school doors at the Delhi campus. The doors will now be locked from 8:15 am until 2:45 pm. Visitors or students who come to the school building during those hours will be required to buzz into the


Manchester Teen Competing in Iowa Pork Queen Contest

A Manchester teen is competing in the Iowa Pork Queen Contest in Des Moines this week. Leah Willie served as last year’s Delaware County Pork Queen and is representing the county at this year’s state contest. Willie is among nine contestants competing for the title. A Pork Princess will also be chosen from the group


Two Arrested in Oelwein Hit and Run

Two men have been arrested following a hit-and-run in Oelwein Saturday night. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at Viper Lanes Bowling. A caller reported that a vehicle struck two parked vehicles and when the driver was confronted, he tried running over the owner of one of the damaged vehicles. Deputies found the

Iowa Power Farming Show

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Farmers attending the Iowa Power Farming Show next week in Des Moines will get a chance to learn about promoting soil conservation and health by planting cover crops. Cover crops are plants seeded on corn and soybean fields during the off season to help control weeds, prevent soil erosion, and

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