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Vacant Delaware County Supervisor Seat Will Be Filled by Appointment

Vacant Delaware County Supervisor Seat Will Be Filled by Appointment

County officials say they will fill a vacant seat on the Delaware County Board of Supervisors by appointment. Supervisors Chairperson Jerry Ries unexpectedly resigned nearly two weeks ago, leaving an open seat on the board. A Vacancy Committee made up of the County Auditor, County Recorder and County Treasurer met this week to make the


Monticello Schools Locked Down after Man Seen with Knife

MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) – A 17-year-old carrying two knives was taken into custody after schools in Monticello were locked down Thursday. Monticello police said in a news release Thursday that a school principal reported that two males dressed in black had walked past Sacred Heart Catholic School and that one had a large knife in

Dawson Besler – Epworth

Funeral services for 21-year old Dawson Besler of Epworth will be held Friday at 10:30 am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8 pm at Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, with a wake service at 7 pm. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetary in Epworth. Survivors


“Red Flag Warning” In Effect Today

The National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag Warning” from noon today until 7:00pm this evening for most of Eastern and Northeast Iowa including Delaware, Buchanan, Dubuque, Linn, Jones, Clayton, and Fayette Counties.  With winds out of the southwest at 15 to 25 with gusts as high as 35; low humidity, and warm temperatures


Senate Rejects House’s Drunk Driving Proposal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Senate has rejected amendments to a bill attempting to change Iowa’s law dealing with drunken drivers. The Senate on Monday voted against a House provision to mandate the installation of ignition interlock devices for all drunken driving offenders. As part of the House plan, offenders could receive restricted

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Crop Land Value Drops For First Time In 5 Years

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A survey shows the value of Iowa cropland has dropped for the first time since 2009. The survey from the Iowa Realtors Land Institute shows the value of tillable cropland fell by 5.4 percent in the past six months. The report found the average price of high-quality farmland was $11,104 an

Theresa Pape – Edgewood

Theresa Clara Pape, 76, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha.  She was born on January 15, 1938, in  Dyersville the daughter of Henry and Edna (Leigh) Clemen.  She was raised in the Dyersville area until she was seven and the family then moved to Manchester


Pedestrian Killed On Highway 20 Near Farley

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say an eastern Iowa man struck and killed a pedestrian early Sunday. KWWL reports the accident happened before 3 a.m. Sunday along Highway 20 near Farley. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s office says 24-year-old Alex Hannan was merging onto the highway when his vehicle struck the pedestrian. A deputy arrested Hannan

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