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Independence Park Temporarily Closed

A park in Independence will be closed for a short time. The City has announced Wednesday that 1st Ward Park will be temporarily closed so that the water tower can be repainted. The park will be closed for about a week, but poor weather could extend that closure.

Volunteers Come Together to Help a Neighbor in Need

  This past week, the Manchester United Methodist Church has been directing a mission project to help David, a person of special needs, fix up his home after discovering he had been collecting pop cans to assist in paying for the expenses. Reverend Phil Rogers says this mission project was a brought to his attention

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Country Cruisers Car Cruise Route Announced

The Country Cruisers Car Cruise is planned for Saturday, August 13th, and this year’s cruise route has been announced. The cruise route will head throughout Delaware County once again this year. Car club member Dennis Wiedemann has the rundown. The cruise will end at the Bacon-n-Hops Festival in Manchester. You can find the exact route


Extreme Heat Didn’t Hurt Iowa Crops

Cooler, more seasonable weather is in Iowa’s forecast this week as last week’s extreme high temperatures in the upper 90s are giving way to the 80s and even the upper 70s. Iowa’s crops appear to have weathered the triple-digit heat indices well, according to Brad Rippey, a meteorologist with the U-S-D-A. “It looks like the

ICGA Members Discuss Key Ag Issues in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.- July 21, 2016 – Iowa Corn members as well as directors of the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) convened in a particularly quiet Washington, D.C. this past week as part of the National Corn Congress. This was due to Congress being on recess and the Republican National Convention – many of the Iowa

Judge Rules in Favor of Dubuque County Shooting Range

A judge has ruled that plans for a Dubuque County shooting range can move forward. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office and Dubuque Police want to build the shooting range on more than 60 acres of land in a rural area of the county northwest of Peosta so they can train law enforcement officers on firearms.


Bicyclist Injured in Dyersville Collision

A bicyclist was injured in an accident in Dyersville last Thursday afternoon. Dyersville Police say it happened at the intersection of 8th Avenue Southeast and 6th Street Southeast. The bicycle did not obey a stop sign and drove into the path of a car at the intersection. The car had stopped at the intersection even