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Ed-Co Donates to RMC Breast Cancer Patients

Ed-Co Donates to RMC Breast Cancer Patients

The Ed-Co volleyball team and communities of Edgewood and Colesburg have once again put forth a huge effort to support Regional Medical Center’s breast cancer patients. Over six-thousand dollars has been donated to RMC for “care packages” that will be given to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients receive these care

Delaware Teen Competing in National Rodeo Finals

A Delaware teen will be competing in the National High School Rodeo Finals this month. JW (Jordy) Downs, the son of Karla and Jerry Downs of Delaware, will be in 11th grade at Maquoketa Valley this fall. Downs competed in National Junior High Rodeo Finals in New Mexico two years ago, placing 21st in the

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Huge Turnout for Delaware County Fair Parade

The Delaware County Fair parade officially kicked off fair week Monday night. There was a huge turnout of floats and parade entries, and Kendrick Forest Products of Edgewood had probably one of the most eye-catching and labor intensive floats. They used pieces of wood to build a replica of a Budweiser Clydesdales hitch. Kirby Kendrick

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Farmers to Begin Mowing and Haying Roadsides

Motorists are being reminded to be on the lookout for equipment that’ll be moving through Iowa’s roadside ditches soon. Bob Younie, with the Iowa Department of Transportation, says land owners and others who’ve obtained a permit are allowed to harvest hay from state highway roadsides. The annual program benefits both parties. “It gives farmers a chance

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MDA Fill the Boot Sets New Local Record

A record number of donations was collected during Monday night’s MDA Fill the Boot campaign in Manchester. Each year, Manchester firefighters walk the parade route asking parade-goers to fill their boots with spare change. This year, one-thousand eight-hundred seventy-three dollars was raised… a new local record! All the money goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Crops Starting to Feel Effects of Too Much Rain

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The trend toward strong storms and too much rain is beginning to take a toll on Iowa crops. Farmers report yellowing corn plants, a sign of too much moisture, and stress to soybean plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop update that 76 percent of Iowa

NE Iowa Flooding 6-18-14

Weather for the Record Books

June 2014 will go down in the record books as the third wettest June in Iowa history. capwettest1 State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says they are still double-checking rainfall records from the official reporting stations around the state, but he is pegging the statewide average rainfall in June at nine-point-61 inches. capwettest2 Manchester received nine-point-35 inches

Masonville Emergency Warning Siren Not Working

The City of Masonville lost their emergency warning siren this week. Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ryan says the siren was struck by lightning when the thunderstorms moved through earlier this week. The siren no longer works, so the community is working to secure a replacement warning system. Until that happens, the Masonville Fire

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