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Authorities Investigating Several Burglaries in Northwest Delaware County

Authorities Investigating Several Burglaries in Northwest Delaware County

Authorities are investigating several burglaries that took place over the past week in Delaware County. Last Wednesday, May 11th, items were stolen from St. Albert’s Cemetery east of Lamont. A push lawn mower, leaf blower, four wheeler seat and some gas were all reported stolen. Last Friday, May 13th, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office received

Share the Harvest Moving to Different Day of the Week

Share the Harvest is set to return in a few weeks with a different distribution day. This volunteer-run organization collects extra produce from local gardeners and distributes it to Delaware County residents who have limited access to fresh and healthy food. This year, the distribution and collection will take place on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays.


Quality Assurance Sessions Scheduled for Pork Producers

(CLIVE, Iowa) — The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to offer free Pork Quality Assurance Plus® (PQA Plus®) and Transport Quality Assurance® (TQA®) programs for Iowa hog farmers. Special quality assurance training sessions will be hosted at the 2016 World


Man Accused of Trying to Run Over Oelwein Officer Found Guilty

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – A 34-year-old man accused of trying to hit a police officer with a vehicle in northern Iowa has been found guilty. Abel Quijas Jr. of Maynard was convicted of attempted murder Tuesday. Prosecutors say officers posed as delivery men intercepted a package with crystal methamphetamine from California meant for Quijas


Student Arrested after Car Prank at MV High School

One student was arrested and several others face possible charges after a prank at Maquoketa Valley High School last week. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says they were notified around 4:30 am last Thursday that the high school building in Delhi was “unsecured”. Authorities arrived at the school and found a car wedged between the

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 16

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. “Planting has been slowed by the rains but farmers have been able to get in 88 percent of the corn

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Driver in Highway 20 Chase Sentenced to Prison

The driver involved in a high-speed chase through Delaware County last month has been sentenced to prison. 25-year old Kyle Schmitt of Sherrill was sentenced last week in Delaware County District Court to ten years in prison for leading authorities on a chase along Highway 20 from Manchester to Dyersville on April 5th. He pled