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West Delaware FCA Hosting Fields of Faith Event

West Delaware FCA Hosting Fields of Faith Event

A new West Delaware club will be hosting a special event Wednesday night. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, otherwise known as FCA, is a student-led ministry group that got their start at West Delaware High School last year. The FCA students are inviting the public to an event called Fields of Faith Wednesday night at

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Elkader Man Sentenced on Felony Charge

An Elkader man was sentenced last week to five years in prison on a felony charge of Going Armed with Intent. Elkader Police say 26-year old Andrew Cole was arrested August 4th after police were dispatched to a disturbance on West Bridge Street. After engaging in a verbal altercation with a store owner, whom police


Sash’s Death Ruled Accidental

The State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of a former Iowa Hawkeye football star was accidental, due to a toxic mixture of drugs. Twenty-seven-year-old Tyler Sash of Oskaloosa died last month. Just-released lab results from the State Medical Examiner’s Office indicate Sash died “due to an accidental mixed drug toxicity involving methadone and

Farmers Waiting for Colder Weather to Apply Anhydrous Ammonia

Farmers may be getting anxious to get back in their fields to apply anhydrous ammonia, but they’re being urged to wait until soil temperatures are much colder. John Sawyer is a professor and extension specialist in soil fertility and nutrient management at Iowa State University. “We’ve had a very good harvest going on and people

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Dry and Windy Weather Brings High Fire Risk

Burn bans are in effect for a couple of area counties. Both Buchanan and Fayette counties are prohibiting open burning until further notice. Dry and windy conditions mean there is a high risk of fires spreading. Recreational fires, such as campfires, are not included in the burn ban, but caution is stressed during this time.


Burglaries Reported at Several Delhi Businesses

Several Delhi businesses were broken into over the weekend. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says the Delhi City Hall, Bulicek’s Landing and Delhi Lumber reported burglaries to authorities on Monday morning. Each of the businesses had a small amount of cash stolen. The burglaries are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the

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Independence Bulletin Journal Celebrates 150 Years

An Independence business is celebrating 150 years. The Independence Bulletin Journal marked the milestone anniversary this year. The local newspaper has covered news, sports, business and community events in the Independence area and surrounding communities since 1865. Copies of the paper, dating back over many decades, are archived at the Geneaological office at Independence City


Massive Fire Near Anamosa Expected to Burn Several Days

A massive fire that started Sunday night in a large commercial building near Anamosa is expected to burn for several days. It’s unclear for now what started the blaze inside the business ReConserve, a food waste solutions company. Anamosa Assistant Fire Chief Ron French told our news partner KCRG-TV9 the steel building keeps all the

Snowmobile/ATV Renewals

The Delaware County Recorder reminds snowmobile and ATV owners that registration renewals are due by December 31st. Renewals done by mail will need to be postmarked by December 31st and a $1 fee per license needs to be added to the registration fee. A $5 penalty will be assessed for registrations not renewed by that

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New Version of CRP Offers Farmers Grassland Grazing Option

Iowa farmers who agree to use sustainable grazing practices may be eligible to take part in the updated Conservation Reserve Program, or C-R-P, for grasslands. Katie Olthoff, spokeswoman for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, explains how the familiar program has been switched up. “This program is a change to the federal CRP,” Olthoff says. “It now