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Cricket Hollow Zoo Lawsuit Trial Starts

Cricket Hollow Zoo Lawsuit Trial Starts

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A California veterinarian says all the animals at a Manchester zoo at the center of a federal lawsuit should be removed and sent to sanctuaries. The Des Moines Register reports that veterinarian Jennifer Conrad’s testimony came Monday in the opening of lawsuit’s trial. The Animal Legal Defense Fund and several

Michael Roach – Elkader

Funeral Mass for 84 year old Michael Roach of Elkader will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 10, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader.   Visitation: 9:00 am until mass time at the church on Saturday.   Inurnment with Military Honors: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader

Katherine “Kay” Gaffney – Independence

Independence –  Katherine “Kay” Gaffney, 85 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Lexington Estate in Independence.  She was born on April 15, 1930, in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth (Burkhart) Kisner.  She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Oelwein with the Class of 1949.  On

Peggy Merfeld, – Monticello

Funeral Mass for 57 year old Peggy Merfeld, of Monticello will be held at 10:30 Friday morning, October 2, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello. Visitation from 4 until 8 Thursday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello where a parish Vigil Service will start at 4:00. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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Delaware County Fair Board Elections Coming Soon

The annual meeting of The Delaware County Fair Board will be held on Wednesday, October 14. Elections for incumbent and new members of the board of directors will be held. In District 1 incumbent Dan Ries is being challenged by Jason Reeves; District 2 – Kurt Palmer, incumbent running unopposed;  District 3 – Ed McIntyre, incumbent


Drug Take Back Day A Success

Area Law Enforcement officials are reporting a successful National Drug Take Back Program on Saturday.  The Manchester Police Department partnered with Blakesly Drug and took in 75 pounds of old and unwanted drugs which will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office collected 369 pounds of unwanted or


Latest Radio Iowa High School Football Poll

September 28, 2015 By Todd Kimm Class 4A 1. Dowling Catholic (4-0), LW #1 @ #10 Sioux City East 2. Bettendorf (5-0), LW #2 vs Iowa City West 3. WDM Valley (4-1), LW #3 vs C.B. Abe Lincoln 4. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (5-0), LW #4 @ Linn-Mar 5. Cedar Falls (4-1), LW #5 @ CR


River Runner Regatta A Huge Success

The first ever “River Runner Regatta” was held Saturday on the Maquoketa River in Manchester Saturday. One of the organizers, Chad Sands from the Franklin Street Brewery was amazed with the turn out: Teams and individuals built boats made mostly out of cardboard, with their objective being to navigate Manchester’s White Water Park without sinking.