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Edgewood Area Kids Enjoy “Games Unlimited” Day Camp

Edgewood Area Kids Enjoy “Games Unlimited” Day Camp

Kids from the Edgewood area spent their day off from school Monday at the School’s Out “Games Unlimited” Day Camp in Edgewood. The kids got a chance to learn about video game coding, create their own video game characters and experience live versions of some popular video games. The day camp was presented by ISU

Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Practices Statewide

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced today the 2016 sign-up period is open for cost share funds to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices. This program has been popular with farmers interested in adding additional practices to their operation. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till,


Electronic and Household Hazardous Cleanup Scheduled for May 21

Residents from Delaware County and the surrounding area will have a chance to get rid of some old electronics next weekend. The Electronic and Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester from 8 am to noon. Residents from Delaware County, Edgewood, Strawberry Point, Dyersville

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Car Cruise to Raise Funds for Delaware County Freedom Rock

A car cruise will take place around Delaware County this Saturday, with hopes to raise funds for the county’s new Freedom Rock. A large boulder sitting in Dundee will eventually become the Delaware County Freedom Rock, with an Iowa artist painting the stone with a one-of-a-kind patriotic design. That’s Spencer Gibbs, who says they will

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Rural Greeley Man Among Arrests in FBI Drug Investigation

A rural Greeley man was among those arrested in a FBI drug investigation this past week. Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere says 34-year old Jeffrey Sharkey was taken into custody last Thursday morning after a search warrant at his home at 1002 265th Avenue, which is located just north of Highway 3 about halfway between


Former Earlville Mayor Passes Away

Funeral services will be held this week for a former Earlville mayor. Wallace “Wally” Wheeler passed away at his Earlville home on Monday from health complications. He was 83. Wheeler served as Earlville mayor in the late 1970’s and early ‘80’s. He was also active years ago on the Earlville City Council and Earlville Fire


DNR Investigating Chemical Mixup at Anamosa Water Plant

The Department of Natural Resources is investigating to try and determine how the wrong chemical got into the water supply of Anamosa in eastern Iowa. D-N-R spokesman Kevin Baskins says the problem happened sometime this past weekend. “The city uses magnesium sulfate to treat the water for radium levels. When the distributor was filling the

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More Details Released in FBI Drug Investigation

The FBI says they’re looking for a man in connection to their recent drug investigation. A federal arrest warrant remains outstanding for Dennis Sharkey II, who investigators believe is currently in the Dubuque area. A total of nine people were arrested in last week’s extensive FBI investigation into a methamphetamine conspiracy. Those arrested on federal