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Lake Delhi’s New Dam Tested in First High Water Event

Lake Delhi’s New Dam Tested in First High Water Event

Lake Delhi got a chance to see their new dam in action during its first high water event. When up to seven inches of rain fell in the Maquoketa River watershed late Thursday night, officials partially opened the dam’s three flood gates and notified residents so they could secure their boats, lifts and other property.


Former Main Street Market Property Auctioned

The old Main Street Market property in Manchester went up for auction today. The former grocery store owned by Don and Kathy McCurdy closed a few years ago. The building, which is less than ten years old, has sat empty on the north end of Manchester just off North Franklin Street/Highway 13. The plan was

Report: 31% of Iowa Soybeans Fed to Iowa Pigs

An analysis of how Iowa’s soybean production is utilized finds that nearly one of every four rows of soybeans is fed to the more than 38 million pigs raised annually in the state. Aaron Putze is director of communications for the Iowa Soybean Association, which conducted the study. “I can’t say that was something new,


Greeley Woman Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

A Greeley woman has won a large lottery prize. Loretta Radabaugh claimed 30-thousand dollars in the Iowa Lottery’s new “Bonus Crossword” scratch game. Radabaugh bought her winning ticket at the Casey’s store on North Franklin Street in Manchester and claimed her prize on Monday. Bonus Crossword (game #953) is a $3 scratch game. More details


Cedar Rapids Wins Battle as River Hits Crest

Thousands of hours of effort to fill sandbags and temporary barriers to shore up the flood levee in Cedar Rapids appeared to have paid off…. The Cedar River crested Tuesday morning at 22 feet – 9 feet below the 2008 record. City manager Jeff Pomeranz says they’ve won the first battle. The 9.8-mile system of

Extent of Flood Damage to Crops Unknown Right Now

It could be weeks before we know all the damage to crops involved in the latest round of flooding. Brad Ruth farms near Janesville in Bremer County along the Shell Rock River and says the water is going down, but it’s too early to get a good assessment of the damage. “There’s still water running

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – Sept. 26

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “Unfortunately the torrential rains that have caused devastating flooding in eastern Iowa have also kept many farmers out of the


West Delaware Needs Votes in State Mascot Challenge

West Delaware is in the running for a thousand dollars from the Healthiest State Initiative… but there’s a contest involved, so they need your help. It’s called the State Mascot Challenge, and the school with the most votes wins one-thousand dollars. The West Delaware Hawks made it through a couple rounds of voting. On Tuesday,


Majority of Delaware County’s Flooded Roads Repaired

Most of Delaware County’s gravel roads that were washed out by Friday’s flooding have been repaired. The flash flooding led to numerous road closures in the western half of the county. The photo above was taken in the rural Masonville area Friday after floodwaters washed out the gravel road, leaving the culvert visible. Delaware County