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Dean Burington – Arlington

Dean Burington, 63, of Arlington, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on July 15, 1952, in the Arlington area, the son of Jesse and Bessie (Chapman) Burington. Dean was raised in the rural Arlington area on his family’s century farm where he lived


Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/7/15

September 7, 2015 By Todd Kimm Class 4A 1. WDM Valley (2-0), LW #1 vs SE Polk 2. Cedar Falls (2-0), LW #2 vs Mason City 3. Bettendorf (2-0), LW #3 vs Pleasant Valley 4. Dowling Catholic (1-0), LW #4 @ Waukee 5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (2-0), LW #7 vs North Scott 6. Ankeny Centennial

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Three Die in Jones County Collision

Three people died in a head-on collision in Jones County Sunday night. The Iowa State Patrol says 18-year old Alexis Taylor and her passengers, 11-year old Jade Taylor and 75-year old Sharon Taylor, all of Oxford Junction, died when their car was hit by a van on Highway 64 near 120th Avenue around 10 o’clock.


High School Football Week #2 Preview

The West Delaware Hawks are getting ready for their week two meeting with Maquoketa tonight in Manchester. For the first time on Brown Field in front of the home crowd for the first in the season after a week one road win over Western Dubuque. The Hawks offense exploded and set the offensive total yards

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

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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