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Four Olin Residents Injured in Linn County Crash

Four Olin Residents Injured in Linn County Crash

Four Olin residents were injured in an accident in Linn County Saturday night. The Sheriff’s Office says emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at the intersection of Springville Road and Secrist Road shortly after 9 pm. An eastbound vehicle on Secrist Road failed to stop at the stop sign at the T-intersection. The vehicle

EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule Goes Into Effect for Iowa

A federal judge in North Dakota has indefinitely delayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rule that was to go into effect Friday, but the delay applies only in the 13 states that filed a lawsuit challenging the rule. Iowa is not one of those 13 states. Senator Chuck Grassley says congress


Dubuque Murder Trial Delayed Until November

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – The jury trial for a Dubuque man accused of shooting his 27-year-old daughter to death has been delayed until November. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that a judge on Friday ordered the trial for 62-year-old Robert Stern be continued to Nov. 10, based on a request from Stern’s lawyer. The trial

Richard T. Riniker – Dyersville

Richard T. Riniker, 71, of Dyersville, Iowa died Friday, August 28, 2015, at his home. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Tuesday, September 1st from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, at Kramer Funeral Home prior

Virginette “Virgie” M. Singsank – Dyersville

Virginette “Virgie” M. Singsank, 89, of Dyersville, Iowa died Friday, August 28, 2015 at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Visitation

John Jason Briggs – Volga

John Jason Briggs, 83, of Volga, Iowa, passed away at his residence in Volga on Thursday, August 27, 2015. He was born on September 22, 1931, at his Grandma’s house in Mechanicsville, the son of George G. and Lucy L. (Ford) Briggs. John attended country school near Lisbon and was a 1949 Lisbon High School

1,800 Farmers Commit Millions to Water Quality Practices

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced today that $3.5 million in cost share funds to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices have been obligated to farmers in each of Iowa’s 99 counties.  The practices that were eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification

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Bishop Crowned Delaware County Pork Queen

Delaware County has a new pork queen. Alex Bishop of Manchester was crowned the 2016 Delaware County Pork Queen last night at the Pork Producers’ Annual Banquet. Amanda Fortmann, who was crowned as one of the pork princesses, says she’s looking forward to the next year. Jamie Glanz will serve as the other new pork

Rare Iowa Virus Confirmed in Clayton County

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports the first ever confirmed case of a disease known as Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV). Public Health Veterinarian Ann Garvey says it is delivered by mosquitoes, and the case was confirmed in eastern Iowa’s Clayton County. “We don’t get a lot of reports of this virus because there’s not

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