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Plans Announced for Delaware County Fall GOP Dinner

Plans Announced for Delaware County Fall GOP Dinner

The Delaware County Republican Party has announced plans for its Annual Fall GOP Dinner. The dinner will be held Thursday, September 8th at the Delaware County Community Center in Manchester. This year’s keynote presenter will be Fritz Klein, one of the nation’s leading Lincoln actors. Area officials and candidates have also been invited, including State

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Manchester Holding First-Ever Hero Hustle Triathlon

The first-ever Hero Hustle Triathlon will take place Sunday morning in Manchester. This race was created as a way for local athletes to raise money to support the Delaware County law enforcement, ambulance and fire departments. Manchester City Parks and Rec Director Doug Foley says the Hero Hustle Triathlon will consist of a 400-yard swim,

Clayton County Advances Plan for Sand Mining Expansion

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – Clayton County supervisors have given initial approval to the expansion of a sand mining operation. The board unanimously voted Monday to rezone 746 acres near Clayton from agricultural to heavy industrial use. The rezoning requires at least one more reading and affirmative board vote to take effect. The board imposed five

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Law Enforcement Increasing Presence Leading Up to Labor Day

With the Labor Day weekend approaching, you’ll notice more law enforcement out on Iowa’s roads. In an effort to remove dangerous drivers, there will be a noticeable increase in Iowa State Patrol officers, Sheriff’s deputies and police officers over the next couple weeks. The stepped-up enforcement starts today and will run through September 5th. The


Oelwein Sex Offender Arrested for Providing Daycare

An Oelwein sex offender has been arrested after authorities discovered she was providing daycare for two families. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation shows 29-year old Amber Limkemann provided daycare services on several occasions, and she failed to register that employment with the state sex offender registry. On Friday, Limkemann was arrested on a

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 22

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “In general crops remain in good condition, with 83 percent of corn and 82 percent of beans rated good

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Senator Ernst Visits XL Specialized Trailers

  U.S. Senator Joni Ernst was in Manchester this week to tour XL Specialized Trailers. During her visit on Tuesday, the freshman senator had an opportunity to learn more about the operations and distributions of the company. The company’s owner and plant operators gave her a full tour of the facility, showing her how a