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Six People Charged with Vandalizing Numerous Buchanan County Properties

Six People Charged with Vandalizing Numerous Buchanan County Properties

Six people have been charged for damaging property in Buchanan County last summer. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says in July and August of 2014, they received multiple reports of property damage at the former Buchanan County Home on Lee Avenue near Independence, including broken and destroyed windows, doors, mirrors, ceiling fans, toilets and sinks.

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Manchester Whitewater Park Officially Opens

Manchester’s new whitewater park is officially open. The cranes and big equipment have been moved out, the trail areas have been reconstructed and the new features along the Maquoketa River are now complete. The off-the-wall idea of a whitewater park was first brought up five years ago during the initial Manchester Good to Great community


Small Improvements Likely for Delaware County Jail after Failed Referendum

Voters turned down plans for an expanded and renovated Delaware County Jail, but county officials say that doesn’t make the facility’s problems go away… The four-point-nine million dollar referendum failed to pass in a special election earlier this month, missing the required 60-percent supermajority by less than two percent. The County had hoped the referendum would

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Midwest Pride in Your Ride Raises Over $72,000

  Midwest Pride in Your Ride has presented a check for over 72-thousand dollars to the Dyersville Area Relay for Life. The money was raised through the annual truck and tractor show at Earlville’s Tri-State Raceway earlier this month. Eldon Jaeger of Worthington and his crew of volunteers built a semi-truck puller called “Destination Unknown”,

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Manchester Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Teen

A Manchester man previously convicted of sexual assault has pleaded not guilty to charges in a separate case involving a 14-year-old girl. 29-year-old Michael Anthony Cole of Manchester entered his plea Tuesday to three counts of third-degree sexual abuse. He was arrested in April. The Manchester Police Department says investigators responded to reports of an


48,000 Pounds of Milk Spills into Arlington Ditch

A milk truck rolled near Arlington Tuesday morning, spilling 48-thousand pounds of milk into a ditch. It happened southeast of town on C Avenue, about a quarter of a mile south of 70th Street. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the milk truck rolled onto its side in the ditch after the driver, 54-year old

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