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Senate Rejects House’s Drunk Driving Proposal

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

Rock Branch Farm - 1880

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

Donate Used Books to Friends of Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library are planning a book sale later this month at the Manchester Public Library. They are currently looking for donations of used books, movies and puzzles. If you have any you’d like to donate, please bring them to the library’s main circulation desk. If you are unable to get your donations

MV Booster Club Track Meet

The Maquoketa Valley Booster Club will host the Mini Wildcat Track Meet on Sunday, May 4th at the Maquoketa Valley High School track in Delhi. Check in at 11 am. Field events start at noon. Open to students in 1st through 6th grades, with competition categories for boys and girls in each grade. Entry fee

Marwan Burns – Manchester

Leonard-Muller Funeral Home & Crematory 1500 N. Franklin St. Manchester, Iowa  52057 Phone 563-927-3112 Fax 563-927-6305 Dateline: Manchester, Iowa Marwan L. Burns, 94, of Manchester, Iowa, died at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  He was born on December 5, 1919, at Manchester,  the son of Otto and Lula

Richard “Rick” Scott – Independence

Independence -  Richard E. “Rick” Scott, 68 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, March 31, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  He was born on March 9, 1946, in Independence, Iowa, the son of James Richard and Florine Betty (Pattison) Scott.  He graduated from high school


CPU Passes $12 Million Bond Issue

More than 65 percent of registered voters in the Center Point-Urbana school district voted yes on a bond issue yesterday.  $12 million in bonds will be put toward upgrades at the middle school and high school. Some of the improvements will include upgrading the heating and cooling systems in both the Intermediate School in Urbana

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