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Clayton County Approves Rezoning for Sand Mining Expansion

(AP) – Clayton County supervisors have unanimously rezoned land for a proposed sand mining expansion after months of study and debate. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald says the board voted 3-0 on Monday to rezone 746 acres from agriculture to heavy industrial. The approval is a key step for Pattison Sand Co.’s plan to expand its

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Hero Hustle Triathlon A Huge Success

The “Hero Hustle” sprint triathlon held Sunday in Manchester was a huge success: That’s Manchester Parks and Recreation Director Doug Foley.  93 individuals competed, along with 14 teams.  The race consisted of a 400 yard swim, 16 mile bike ride and a5k run.  The individual athletes did all three legs while the teams were made

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Turkey River Hits Crest in Elkader and Garber

Elkader and Garber are experiencing major flooding, but the Turkey River is beginning to fall in both communities. The National Weather Service says the river crested in Elkader around 10 am Friday, peaking at 22 and a half feet – that’s 10 and a half feet above flood stage, making this the fourth worst flood


Vaske Crowned Delaware County Pork Queen

Delaware County has a new pork queen. Aleah Vaske of Manchester was crowned queen at the Delaware County Pork Producers and Porkettes 58th Annual Barbeque tonight. Vaske told KMCH it was a moment she’s always hoped for. Vaske has been involved in the pork industry her entire life. As the new queen, Vaske will spend

Disaster Proclamation Issued for Clayton and Fayette Counties

Governor Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for Clayton, Fayette and several other counties affected by this week’s flooding. Thursday’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to help Clayton, Fayette, Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties in the wake of the disaster. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for residents in

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Yesteryear Celebration Moved to August

The Delaware County Historical Society will host its annual Yesteryear Celebration at the museum ground in Hopkinton this Sunday. The event is usually held in September, but Randy Kreutner says they decided to move it up a month this year. And along with the new date, there will be a few new things to check

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Torrential Rains Lead to Flash Flooding in Northeast Iowa

Our neighbors to the north are dealing with mudslides and evacuations after torrential rains led to flash floods late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Authorities say nearly eight and a half inches or rain fell in Decorah. That’s Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx, who says a lot of houses in Spillville are underwater. And the