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Coggon Teen Injured in Accident Near Walker

Coggon Teen Injured in Accident Near Walker

A Coggon teen was injured in an accident near Walker Saturday night. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says it happened southeast of town on Wileys Road just west of Fairchild Road around 6 o’clock. Deputies say 16-year old Vania Kniffen was eastbound when she lost control, went into the ditch and hit a utility pole.


Dubuque Murder Trial Delayed Until November

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – The jury trial for a Dubuque man accused of shooting his 27-year-old daughter to death has been delayed until November. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that a judge on Friday ordered the trial for 62-year-old Robert Stern be continued to Nov. 10, based on a request from Stern’s lawyer. The trial

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Bishop Crowned Delaware County Pork Queen

Delaware County has a new pork queen. Alex Bishop of Manchester was crowned the 2016 Delaware County Pork Queen last night at the Pork Producers’ Annual Banquet. Amanda Fortmann, who was crowned as one of the pork princesses, says she’s looking forward to the next year. Jamie Glanz will serve as the other new pork

Rare Iowa Virus Confirmed in Clayton County

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports the first ever confirmed case of a disease known as Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV). Public Health Veterinarian Ann Garvey says it is delivered by mosquitoes, and the case was confirmed in eastern Iowa’s Clayton County. “We don’t get a lot of reports of this virus because there’s not


Farley Man Found with Meth in Dyersville

A Farley man has been arrested on meth charges in Dyersville. On Tuesday, Dyersville Police pulled over 22-year old Jacob Schmitt for a defective muffler on his vehicle. While performing the traffic stop on 9th Avenue Southeast, the police officer detected a scent of marijuana coming from Schmitt’s vehicle. Methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were


Woodward Communications Acquiring Manchester Press

A local newspaper is being acquired by a Dubuque-based company. Woodward Communications announced Wednesday that it will acquire the Manchester Press from News Publishing of Black Earth, Wisconsin. The Manchester Press will become part of the WCI’s Community Media Division, joining five other weekly newspapers and five free-distribution papers. The corporations owns two other local

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