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Drafted Bill Targeting Landowners/Underage Drinking Changes

Drafted Bill Targeting Landowners/Underage Drinking Changes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A bill originally drafted to make it illegal for landowners to allow drinking on their property by anyone under 21 has been changed. The House Public Safety Committee approved an amended version of the bill Thursday that now limits offenses to those who permit people younger than 18 to drink

Dean Harold Knight – Strawberry Point

Dean Harold Knight, 81 of Strawberry Point, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home in Strawberry Point, surrounded by his family. Dean was the oldest child of Harold Myron Knight and Leonore Irene (Wiltse) Knight.  He was born August 11, 1932, in the brick house on the Knight farm East of Strawberry Point.  He

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Independence Coach Reconsidering Resignation

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – An Independence girls’ basketball coach who complained of threats by parents is reconsidering his decision to resign. The Independence Community School District says in a statement released Wednesday that head varsity coach Rod Conrad is considering remaining in the position after meeting with district administrators. Conrad and assistant coach Rob Ratchford


Semi-Finals Slated For Thursday At Boys State BB Tourney

Wednesday at the boys state basketball tournament: Quarterfinal Round – BETTENDORF 64, URBANDALE 33 Quarterfinal Round – IOWA CITY, WEST 69, SOUTHEAST POLK 51 Quarterfinal Round – VALLEY, WEST DES MOINES 42, DUBUQUE, SENIOR 41 Quarterfinal Round – SIOUX CITY, NORTH 75, CEDAR RAPIDS, KENNEDY 65 Today: CLASS 1A – Semifinal Round – WEST LYON,

Lawrence J. “Mac” McIntyre – Manchester

Lawrence J. “Mac” McIntyre, 56, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in his home.  He was born on October 31, 1957, at Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Jay and Mary (Stewart) McIntyre.  He was raised and educated in Waterloo, graduating from East High School. Mac moved to Manchester in 1981 and worked

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Manchester Council Approves City Budget

The City of Manchester’s budget for next fiscal year 2014-2015 has been approved by the City Council. The budget keeps the City’s levy rate at 15-57 per thousand dollars of assessed value, which was the same as the previous year. Changes in Iowa Code provide for a rollback on Commercial and Industrial properties to 95-percent,

Sophie Lee Burnell – Earlville

Sophie Lee Burnell, 7 weeks old, passed away suddenly at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Monday, March 10, 2014. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Earlville with Rev. Donald Krause, officiating.  Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.,


Two Men Arrested for 2013 Delaware County Burglaries

Two men have been arrested in connection with several Delaware County burglaries that took place last year. Burglaries were reported last year at the Hopkinton City Hall, Ryan City Hall, Delhi City Hall, Delhi Library, Delhi Insurance Agency and the “R” Place Tavern in Masonville. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 27-year old Joshua


Former Iowa Hawkeye Football Player Suing University

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of 13 Iowa football players hospitalized after a high-intensity workout in 2011 claims the university’s negligence caused him physical and mental harm. Former Hawkeye William Lowe filed a lawsuit Monday against the university. It says the team’s coaches and trainers failed to properly supervise and monitor him during the

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