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Dennis M. Minnihan – Manchester

Dennis M. Minnihan, 60, of Manchester, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Dennis Martin Minnihan was born November 4, 1954, in Boone, Iowa, the son of Dennis and Sharon (Cleveland) Minnihan. In 1973 Dennis enlisted into the United States Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam War until he was honorably discharged in 1982.

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Dyersville Gearing Up for St. Patty’s Celebration

Dyersville is gearing up for their annual St. Patty’s Day celebration on Saturday… The day kicks off with the Gaelic Gallop races and the bike ride. Dyers Pat 0 That’s John Gallagher with the Ancient Order of Hibernian Dubuque Chapter #1. The Hibernians play a big role in Dyersville’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which includes


Independence Paying Former Mayor to Settle Lawsuit

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – The city of Independence will pay a former mayor $50,000 to settle his civil rights lawsuit. Carl Scharff, who served as mayor of Independence from 2009 until 2013, filed the lawsuit Feb. 25 in Buchanan County District Court against Independence and former police officer David Winger. Scharff says his civil rights


Former Manchester Bank Employee Awaits Sentencing for Embezzlement

A former Manchester bank employee is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars. According to information filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ann Sperfslage pleaded guilty to one count of bank embezzlement by a bank employee in U.S. District Court last month. Sperfslage worked at First State Bank in Manchester, beginning as a part-time teller before

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25th Anniversary of Worthington Tornado

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Worthington tornado. It was a warm and muggy day on Tuesday, March 13th, 1990 when a large F-4 tornado measuring about two hundred yards in width ripped through the small town on the western edge of Dubuque County. Fortunately, no one was killed or seriously injured when the


Monticello Man Charged with Trying to Entice Minor

A Monticello man has been charged with trying to entice a minor. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 19-year old Colton Rickels was charged with one count of attempted enticement of a minor in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids last Wednesday. The indictment alleges that in October 2014, Rickels attempted to persuade, induce, entice and


Delaware County Sharing Engineer with Dubuque County

Delaware County will be sharing its engineer with Dubuque County over the next three months. The two counties have entered into a 28-E Agreement to share Delaware County Engineer Anthony Bardgett on a temporary basis. Dubuque County’s engineer Bret Wilkinson recently resigned, and with the resignation of the county’s assistant engineer earlier this year, it

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Legislative Forum Planned in Manchester

The Delaware County Farm Bureau and Delaware County Economic Development will host a legislative forum on Friday morning. State Senator Dan Zumbach of Ryan and State Representative Lee Hein of Monticello plan to attend the form. Bruce Nieman with the Farm Bureau says the public is invited to hear the legislators speak and ask them

Donald “Gib” G. Nehl – Monticello

Donald “Gib” G. Nehl, 87, of Monticello died Monday, March 9, 2015, surrounded by his family in the Hospice Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.   Friends may call from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello, Iowa where a vigil service will be held at

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