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Election Date Set for Proposed Delaware Co. Jail Project

Election Date Set for Proposed Delaware Co. Jail Project

A public vote on the proposed Delaware County jail project will be held this fall. The County Board of Supervisors has set a special election date for Tuesday, November 4th. Voters will be asked whether or not the County should issue General Obligation Capital Loan Notes not to exceed four-point-nine million dollars for the purpose

Champion Hog Sells for $50,000 at Iowa State Fair Livestock Auction

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Several price records fell as the livestock auctions at the Iowa State Fair raised $327,000 for scholarships this year. The Des Moines Register reports hundreds watched the auctions Saturday. The livestock was raised by students involved in 4-H and FFA groups, and the proceeds help provide scholarships for people interested

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Flames Consume Car in Fayette County Crash

A car caught on fire following a crash in Fayette County Friday. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened near the intersection of Empire Road and 157th Street in Wadena. Deputies arrived to find flames shooting out of a car in the ditch. They say 31-year old Chad King of Independence had lost control

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Monticello Restaurant Destroyed by Fire

A popular Monticello restaurant was destroyed by fire Saturday. The Wagon Wheel, located just off Highway 151, started on fire around 3 pm. Heavy smoke was pouring from the building as firefighters fought the fire for hours. No one was hurt and investigators have not yet determined a cause. On Sunday, the marquee sign outside

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One Injured in Multi-Car Crash Near Coggon

One person was injured in multi-car crash south of Coggon Saturday afternoon. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a car driven by 25-year old Ryan Mulnix of Mount Vernon collided with another car driven by 18-year old Hanna Krivit of Cedar Rapids on Pool Road near Lennox Lane. Mulnix’s car was then hit by a

Epworth Mayor Resigns Due to Health Concerns

EPWORTH, Iowa (AP) – The mayor of Epworth has resigned, citing personal health concerns. Tom Gassman submitted his resignation on Tuesday. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald says Gassman has been the mayor of Epworth since 2012 and he also served as a council member prior to being elected mayor. Jacob Reuter will serve as acting mayor

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“Field of Dreams” Butter Carving at Iowa State Fair

A popular Dyersville tourist attraction is getting the “butter treatment” at the Iowa State Fair this week. The Field of Dreams is being paid tribute – right next to the iconic Butter Cow. pcButter1 Iowa State Fair spokesperson Lori Chappel says Field of Dreams exhibit includes a butter carving of the movie’s star, Kevin Costner,

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Castle Theatre Marquee Sign Damaged by Semi

The marquee at Castle Theatre in downtown Manchester was accidentally damaged this week. A semi truck pulled up to the curb along East Main Street to make a beverage delivery Wednesday morning and drove into the sign hanging above the historic movie theatre. The accident damaged the southeast corner of the marquee. No one was

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Manchester Businesses Burglarized; Man Arrested

Manchester Police have made an arrest in connection to several burglaries in town this summer. Police Chief Jim Hauschild says the first burglary reports came in on May 26th. Someone had broken into the Eagles Club, damaging the business and taking items from inside. Widner Drug had also reported that someone had damaged their alarm

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Cook Running for Iowa House as Libertarian Candidate

A Manchester man is running for state office. Brian Cook has filed to run for the Iowa House of Representatives for District 96. Cook, a former Republican, will be on the November 4th general election ballot as a candidate for the Libertarian Party. He says he made the switch to the Libertarian Party after years

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