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48,000 Pounds of Milk Spills into Arlington Ditch

48,000 Pounds of Milk Spills into Arlington Ditch

A milk truck rolled near Arlington Tuesday morning, spilling 48-thousand pounds of milk into a ditch. It happened southeast of town on C Avenue, about a quarter of a mile south of 70th Street. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the milk truck rolled onto its side in the ditch after the driver, 54-year old

Lydia Esther Kracke – Manchester

Lydia Esther Kracke, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on February 11, 1922, in Dubuque, the daughter of Herman and Louisa (Schultz) Kaufmann. Lydia attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Dubuque for eight years, Jefferson Junior High, and graduated from


Fire Damages Building at Albrecht Acres

Fire damaged the main building at Albrecht Acres near Sherrill on Wednesday morning. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to Albrecht Acres around 8 am, along with Sherrill and Asbury firefighters, after receiving a report of smoke in the main building. A fire in the basement of the building was extinguished. Authorities aren’t

Delaware County Moving Forward with Bridge Projects

A couple of bridge projects will get underway this summer in Delaware County. On Monday, the County Supervisors approved the low bid from Taylor Construction for the 137th Street Bridge project. The County will replace the 63- by 20-foot steel beam bridge with an 80- by 30-and-a-half-foot concrete slab bridge. The project will cost just

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Dyersville Residents Take Time to “Tour” Own Town

May is National Tourism Month, and this year, the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored an event to highlight the attractions to local families. “Hometown Tourist” was a new program with the goal to get more families and youth out exploring their own backyard. Elementary students in the Dyersville area received invitations to attend local

Bobbie Duane Snyder – Manchester

Bobbie Duane Snyder, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at his home. He was born on August 28, 1933, in Keswick, Iowa, the son of Ed and Norva (Fasold) Snyder. Bob was a graduate of Keswick High School. Bobbie enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and was trained to

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Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies Promoted to Sergeants

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office has announced several promotions… Buchanan County Sheriff Bill Wolfgram says Deputy Mike Ratchford, Deputy Chris Chesmore and Deputy Joe Schwinghammer were promoted to the rank of Sergeant last month. Sergeant Ratchford has served with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years, Sergeant Chesmore has served for 20 years and


Two Lake Delhi District Trustee Seats Up for Election

Plans are in place for this summer’s Lake Delhi Trustee Election, which is set for Tuesday, July 21st. There will be two three-year positions available on the board. The positions are currently being held by Larry Burger and Mary Kray. Any Lake Delhi District resident or property owner interested in running for one of these

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