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Several WD and MV Students Named to All-State Speech

Several speech students from West Delaware and Maquoketa Valley have made it to All-State. For West Delaware, the All-Staters are Christian Schnieders in After Dinner Speaking, Harrison Guetzko in Prose and Ben Ruba in Radio News Announcing. For Maquoketa Valley, the All-Staters are Heather Sabers in Storytelling, Shaylyn Trenkamp in Reviewing, Jazz Niehaus in After

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March 18th is National Agriculture Day

Iowans are invited to take part in a photography project this Wednesday (March 18th), which is National Agriculture Day. Dustin Vande Hoef, spokesman for Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey, encourages Iowans to take an ag-related picture and post it on the Iowa Department of Agriculture website and on their social media pages. “We wanted to

Eugene “Gene” Schultz – Edgewood

Eugene L. “Gene” Schultz, 83, Edgewood, Iowa, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Regional Medical Center, Manchester, Iowa. Gene was born on November 4, 1931, in Hartford, South Dakota, the son of Eldo J. and Esther (Kuhse) Schultz.  He was a 1950 graduate of Edgewood High School.  Gene served honorable in the United States

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Delaware County Democrats Hold Mid-Term Caucus

Delaware County Democrats held their mid-term caucus at West Delaware High School on Saturday. New officers were elected, with Megan Jack elected Chair, Justin Scott elected Vice Chair, Betty Kruse elected Secretary and Mark Roeder elected Treasurer. The area Democrats also had a visit from two declared 1st District candidates, Monica Vernon and Ravi Patel.

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Ethanol Plants Becoming More Efficient

An economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture says ethanol plants are becoming more efficient. Last month, the agency increased its forecast of corn needed for ethanol by 50-million bushels, but a more recent forecast reduced it by 50-million. The USDA’s Acting Chief Economist, Rob Johansson, says this is a case of less means more.

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Greater Delaware County Community Foundation Unveils New Logo

The Greater Delaware County Community Foundation has unveiled its new logo. The logo was designed by the West Delaware Graphics Design class, led by art and design instructor Jolene Pitzenberger-Timp. The students spent time researching what makes a good logo and proposed twenty drafts. The Greater Delaware County Community Foundation narrowed those drafts down to

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Dyersville’s St. Pat’s Parade Winners Announced

Saturday’s picture-perfect weather led to a huge turnout for Dyersville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Parade watchers decked out in green lined up along the route to watch the large parade, which lasted over an hour and fifteen minutes. And the parade winners have been announced… Physical Therapy Solutions took first place for Best Float with

Dorothy Jean Davis – Edgewood

Dorothy Jean Davis, 75, Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at her home following a short illness.  She was born on April 18, 1939, in rural Garber, the daughter of Donald and Melvina (Kafer) Chettinger. Dorothy was a 1956 graduate of Colesburg High School.   On February 2, 1957, Dorothy  was united

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