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Two Dubuque Women Arrested for Stealing Baby Jesus Figurine

Police say two Dubuque women have been arrested on accusations they stole a baby Jesus figurine last month from a church’s outdoor Nativity scene. Thirty-five-year-old Sarah Maus and 19-year-old Taiana Butler are each charged with one count of fourth-degree theft for nabbing the figurine from the Church of the Resurrection. Surveillance footage showed a person

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Two People Injured in Collision Near Dyersville

Two people were injured in an accident west of Dyersville Wednesday afternoon. It happened at the intersection of Highway 20 and X-47. The Iowa State Patrol says a car turning off on the westbound lanes of Highway 20 onto X-47 failed to yield to an oncoming car in the eastbound lanes of Highway 20. The

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Central City Woman Identified as Driver Killed in Crash

A Central City woman has been identified as the driver who was killed in a rollover Tuesday morning. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year old Rosemary Eiben was pronounced dead when authorities arrived at the accident scene east of Central City. They say Eiben’s vehicle went out of control at the intersection of Sawyer

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Maquoketa Valley School Board News

The Maquoketa Valley School Board met Monday night. The board was scheduled to discuss property valuations for Fiscal Year 2016, but the topic was tabled and will be discussed at their February meeting. The High School Course Catalog for next school year was approved, and the board has plans to purchase a school bus this

Farm Group Seeks More Pesticide Oversight from State

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A group representing farmers is calling on the state to toughen oversight and penalties related to pesticide use. The Iowa Farmers Union said Tuesday that members have petitioned the state to change rules governing pesticide drifting through the air. They say chemicals typically used on conventional crops can drift and

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Manchester Chamber Awards

The Manchester Chamber Kickoff and Awards Night was held last night, with several community members honored for their efforts this past year. Roger Lake, the owner of Lake Design and Decor, was named the Ernest Hayhow Chamber Person of the Year. Lake has served as Chamber President in the past and has a long history

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Driver Killed in Rollover Near Central City

One person was killed in an early morning crash east of Central City on Tuesday. It happened shortly before 5:30 am at the intersection of Sawyer Road and Duck Pond Road. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle heading east on Sawyer Road lost control, went into the ditch and flipped over, landing on

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Ag Profits Rejuvenating Iowa Farms

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – Agriculture officials say an increase in corn and soybean profit is bringing young Iowans and Nebraskans back to the farm. Charles Wiiest, market president of the Nebraska-based Arbor Bank, says young people are now more likely to start their own farm or join their family’s farming business. Wiiest credits this

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