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Accused Cop Killer’s Trial Moved to Dubuque County

Accused Cop Killer’s Trial Moved to Dubuque County

A Dubuque County jury will decide the fate of a man charged with murdering two police officers in central Iowa last year. Scott Michael Greene of Urbandale is accused in the November 2nd ambush-style shooting deaths of Urbandale police officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Police Sergeant Anthony Beminio. District Court Judge Karen Romano has

Prepare Now for Severe Weather Season

Here in Iowa, we live in one of the most severe weather-prone areas on earth. Tornadoes, thunderstorms, flash floods… they happen every year in our part of the state. Just last year, tornadoes touched down in the Lake Delhi and Worthington areas in July and flash flooding hit areas of Delaware County in September. But are you

Unemployment Down In Northeast Iowa

February unemployment figures have been released and show a moderate decrease in the unemployment rate in Northeast Iowa. Here in Delaware County, the rate was 3.7 percent in February. That’s down from 4.4 percent in January and 4.2 percent a year ago.  Buchanan County saw a drop from 5.3 percent in January to 4 percent

New Bill Could Reduce Lake Delhi Dam Cost

A bill making its way through the legislature may reduce the cost for repairs at Lake Delhi. The dam on the Maquoketa River that created the lake was washed away by flooding in 2010. The “Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District” issued bonds to pay for a new dam. The bill that’s

FFDC Awards Nearly $100,000 To Delaware County Nonprofits

The Foundation for the Future of Delaware County (FFDC) granted $97,875 to 35 Delaware County nonprofit groups for the 2017 grant year. These grants were possible, because more than 10 years ago the Iowa Legislature assisted in creating Qualified County Community Foundations through the Endow Iowa Program. Endow Iowa is a 25% state tax credit

Branstad Supports Minimum Wage Increase

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad says he still supports a modest minimum wage increase, just days after Republican leaders in the Iowa House made clear they weren’t interested. Branstad told reporters Monday he has informed House leaders he supports raising the wage. Last week, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer noted Republican legislators didn’t

Solar Energy Fair Planned in Manchester

A Solar Energy Fair is coming to Manchester. You can learn about the benefits of alternative energy sources and see solar technology in action next Saturday, April 8th at the Delaware County Community Center. There will be a vendor expo from 8 am to noon, along with three educational presentations on solar energy throughout the

Delaware County’s Population Slowly Declining

Delaware County is slowly shrinking in population. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau this past week shows Delaware County and other smaller counties in Iowa are losing residents. Iowa State University Economist Dave Swenson says the trend of small towns becoming smaller is seen throughout the western Midwest. Here in Delaware County, the population

SUV Damaged in Rock Slide Near Guttenberg

A rock slide near Guttenberg damaged a vehicle last weekend. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on Highway 52 about a mile south of town early last Saturday morning. An SUV was headed down the road when it came upon a rock slide. The vehicle hit a large boulder, causing around five thousand