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Dubuque Driver Knocks Over Utility Poll

Dubuque Driver Knocks Over Utility Poll

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Dubuque police have arrested a 19-year-old man who they say knocked over a utility pole with his vehicle while he was intoxicated. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 19-year-old Blake Oyen was arrested Sunday and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts. Police


Independence CC Invite Results

PLACE TEAM POINTS PLACES OF FINISHERS AVG. TIME SPREAD 1 Central Community 87 4 14 17 24 28 30 58 17:15 1:22 2 North Linn 89 7 11 16 18 37 38 45 17:17 1:16 3 South Winneshiek 105 2 6 29 32 36 39 17:20 1:52 4 West Delaware 106 5 8 25 33

Arleen Louise Wolf – Edgewood

Arleen Louise Wolf, 102, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on May 20, 1912, in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Louise (Pupke) Muschewske. Arleen graduated with the class of 1929 from Guttenburg High School. She attended Elkader Junior College and then received

Helen Margaret Bolinger – Edgewood

Helen Margaret Bolinger, 95, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on November 2, 1918, in Greeley, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Bertha (Cole) Brady. Helen married Corneilius “Neil” Bolinger and they made their home in the Greeley area. Helen spent most of

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USDA Details New Risk-Based Farm Payment Programs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says farmers can begin signing up for new safety net programs next week established in the 2014 farm bill that replace the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on risks farmers face. Vilsack announced the roll-out of the programs on Thursday, and said farmers can

Black Hawk County Nixes Proposed Loose Cattle Fine

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa county has shelved a proposal to crack down on stray livestock. The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone the measure indefinitely after hearing concerns from local farmers about possible conflicts with state laws. Sheriff Tony Thompson had sought better enforcement tools to deal


School Bus Driver Hospitalized After Crash

ARLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa school bus driver was sent to the hospital following a crash Monday, with no students aboard. 74 year old Michael James Carey of Fayette, was driving a West Central school district bus north on J Avenue seven miles west of Arlington when he lost control. The bus went


Early Voting Starts In Iowa Thursday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Early voting by absentee ballot beginS in Iowa today, and the secretary of state is encouraging all eligible voters to participate. Iowa allows absentee voting by mail and offers early in-person voting at the offices of county auditors beginning the 40th day before Election Day. Residents have increasingly opted for

Janis Brown – Elkader

Janis Brown, 82, of Elkader, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Funeral Services: 11:00 am – Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Elkader. Burial will follow at the church cemetery Visitation: 4 to 7 pm – Friday, September 26, 2014, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and


Vinton-Shellsburg Cross Country Invite Results

1 Vinton-Shellsburg 2 West Delaware 3 Benton Community 4 Durant 5 South Tama County 6 Independence 7 Union Incomplete Teams: Belle Plaine, Columbus Catholic Place Score Name School Time Pace mpm 1 1 Lily Horst, JR Vinton-Shellsburg 15:37 6:17/M 2 2 Shae McEnany, SR Independence 15:39 6:18/M 3 3 Bristi Gerber, JR Vinton-Shellsburg 16:35 6:41/M

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