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Ann Marie Goldsmith – Delhi

Ann Marie Goldsmith, 73, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on January 12, 1942, in Delhi, the daughter of Raymond and Helen (Dunkel) Heims.  She was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Maquoketa Valley High School in 1960. On

Man Dies After Being Struck By Train In Dubuque

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A 23-year-old man has died after being struck by a train in Dubuque. Police say the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. According to Lt. Mike Schmidt with the Dubuque Police Department, the train’s engineer said the man came around the corner, got on the track and was struck by the


Cross Country Results 8/25

The West Delaware Girls Cross Country team opened their 2015 campaign, and the beginning of the 5K girls era, at the Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Invitational on Tuesday.  The meet featured some of the top teams and individuals in the state.   Senior Janna Utter led that Hawks with a time of 23:26 finishing 25th out of 200

Bed bug or bedbug infestation concept as a magnification close up of parasitic insect pests on a pillow and the sheets as a hygiene symbol and metaphor for inspection and danger of bloodsucking parasites living inside a mattress.

Increase In Bedbug Cases In Eastern Iowa

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Pest control companies say they’re seeing an increase in bedbug cases in eastern Iowa. The pesky, blood-sucking bugs don’t carry diseases but can cause painful bites. They often come out to feed at night and hide during the day in the crevices of mattresses and furniture. Jeff Voss of Voss Pest

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 24

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “With the rains much of the state received last week most areas have adequate moisture.  Crops remain in good condition

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Several Burglaries Reported in Clayton County

Several vehicles and outbuildings have been burglarized in northwest Clayton County. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office has responded to numerous calls, including a report of a burglary in progress near St. Olaf shortly before 1:30 Monday morning. The Sheriff’s Office has talked to two suspects and recovered some stolen property. They’re continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to

Dencil Krattenmaker – Independence

Dencil M. Krattenmaker, 79, of Independence, Iowa died Friday, August 14, 2015 at her home in Independence. Dencil was born on August 14, 1936 in Herman, Minnesota the daughter of Frank and Minnie (Blasing) Wilts. She was raised in the Herman area, and in 1955 she was married to Dereck H. Champlin he died in

Robert Olsen – Aurora

Robert Allen Olsen, 69, of Aurora, Iowa, died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at his home in Aurora, Iowa. Robert was born on November 30, 1945 in Independence, IA the son of Mahlon ”Bud”, & Callie (Dudley) Olsen. He attended the East Buchanan Schools in Quasqueton, Iowa and on August 11, 1963 he married Barbara J.