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Center Point Man Announces Candidacy for Iowa House District 95

Center Point Man Announces Candidacy for Iowa House District 95

Center Point, IA – Today, longtime area educator, Richard Whitehead, announced that he will run for State Representative in House District 95. This district includes parts of Linn County and parts of Buchanan County, including the communities of Center Point, Palo, Walker, Central City, Springville, Prairieburg, Mt. Vernon, and Lisbon. “I am running for State


Maquoketa Valley Speech Students Named to All-State

A number of Maquoketa Valley speech students have made it to All-State. The 9th Grade “Talk Nerdy to Me” Choral Reading made it to All-State, featuring students Lane Coyle, Hunter Farrand, Stefanie Hansen, Brian Heims, Olivia Hoeger, Faith Hunt, Hannah Lahr, Kara Leibold, Kristin Lucas, Maddy Naab, Chloe Roling, Brooklyn Sands, Shana Timm, Sam Wall

Monticello School Closed Friday Due to Boiler Issue

Shannon School in Monticello will be closed on Friday. The Monticello School District says the closure is due to the urgent need of a boiler control panel replacement. School officials says this issue does not pose a safety risk, but the heat will need to be turned off during the time they are working on

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Manchester Zoo Ordered to Remove Tigers and Lemurs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – The owners of a private Manchester zoo must remove their tigers and lemurs after a federal judge ruled they failed to provide appropriate living conditions for the animals. In a ruling issued Thursday, Chief Magistrate Judge Jon Stuart ordered the Cricket Hollow Zoo’s owners, Pamela and Tom Sellner, to transfer any


Two Arrested on Meth Charges in Strawberry Point

Strawberry Point police arrested two people on meth charges Saturday night. The Police Department says they teamed up with the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a search warrant at 109 Sunset Knoll in Strawberry Point. 34-year old Chad Taylor and 24-year old Tanya Necas were arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession

Applications Encouraged for Century and Heritage Farm Awards

DES MOINES –Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encourages eligible farm owners to apply for the 2016 Century and Heritage Farm Program.  The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case

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Two Strawberry Point Businesses Need Votes to Win Grants

Two Strawberry Point businesses need your votes to win a grant in a regional contest. Back Home Country Cookin’ and The Quilted Strawberry Quilt Shop are competing in the “Dream Big Grow Here” contest. The winner receives five-thousand dollars to help their business. The Back Home Country Cookin’ restaurant was destroyed by an early morning