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Edgewood Street Project Anticipated to Wrap Up in June

Road construction continues in Edgewood, with crews making progress on the South Locust Street project. Jason Vorwald of Top Grade Excavating in Farley tells KMCH they have completed all of the underground utility work. The paving subcontractor has started work this week on paving side streets and intersections. Next week, the mainline South Locust Street

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Monticello Boy Loses Battle with Cancer

A Monticello boy who won the hearts of many while fighting cancer was laid to rest Tuesday. Austin Smith died Friday at his home after a 16-month battle with DIPG. He was six years old. Austin was the son of Monticello Police Chief Britt Smith and his wife, Mikinzie. The Monticello community had spent the

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All American Homes Closes Dyersville Facility

One of Dyersville’s manufacturers has closed its doors for good. All American Homes notified the City of Dyersville earlier this month, letting them know that the company would be going out of business. All manufacturing and business operations stopped May 13th. Around eighty people lost their jobs in the two weeks leading up to the

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Midwest Pride in Your Ride Raises Over $60,000

This year’s Midwest Pride in Your Ride raised over 60-thousand dollars. The annual truck and tractor show was held earlier this month at Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Worthington semi driver Eldon Jaeger, who has organized the show since its start in 2011, says it takes a

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Manchester Chamber Director Retiring End of May

Manchester’s Chamber of Commerce Director will retire next week. Jack Klaus announced his plans to retire earlier this year, but wasn’t sure exactly when his last day on the job would be… He announced on KMCH Tuesday morning that it would come at the end of this month. The Chamber Board has spent the last

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 23

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “Many farmers were able to make good progress last week and now 96 percent of corn and 74 percent of


One Person Dies in Buchanan County Collision

One person is dead after a collision in Buchanan County. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened Monday shortly after 1 pm at the intersection of 240th Street and County Road V-71 west of Independence. An SUV heading north on V-71 collided with a van that was eastbound on 240th Street. Authorities say the

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Delaware County Approves Proposed ATV/UTV Ordinance

ATVs and UTVs will soon be allowed on Delaware County roads. The Delaware County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed ATV/UTV ordinance on Monday. The request for the ordinance came from the local Roads to Trail ATV/UTV Club, and after three public hearings and several drafts, it’s now a reality. Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs says starting


Two Injured in Motorcycle Crash in Jones County

Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash in Jones County Saturday night. The Iowa State Patrol says 41-year old Shane Neunaber of Anamosa was driving east on E-17 near 30th Avenue when he went off the road and into the ditch. He and his passenger, 51-year old Kristie Neunaber, also of Anamosa, were injured