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Stecklein Joins Dental Associates Team

There’s a new face at Dental Associates in Manchester… Doctor Zach Stecklein joined the denistry team a few months ago after graduating from the University of Iowa College of Denistry earlier this year. Dental Zach 1 Stecklein grew up near Oelwein and says he really enjoys being back in small town northeast Iowa. Dental Zach

Juveniles Charged with Damaging Oelwein Gravestones

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) – Police have charged seven juveniles with damaging more than 70 gravestones at a cemetary in Oelwein. Oelwein Police say the children range from 12 to 16 years of age. Each of the minors is charged with criminal mischief in juvenile court. Nearly 40 gravestones were cracked or broken at the Oakdale


Oelwein Mayor Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Abuse

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) – The former mayor of Oelwein pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges alleging he sexually abused two girls. Court records show 36-year-old Jason Manus entered the plea to five counts of second-degree sexual abuse. His trial is scheduled to begin on October 8th. Manus, the former mayor of Oelwein, is accused of

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West Delaware Announces Homecoming and Honor Courts

West Delaware celebrates Homecoming next week – and this year’s Homecoming Court has been announced. This year’s candidates for Homecoming Queen are Marly Boies, Caitlin Briggs, Hannah Gaffney, Emily Thole and Katie Scherbring. And the candidates for Homecoming King are Ty Cassutt, Harrison Guetzko, Brent Lammers, Austin Monaghan and Ryan Solomon. This year’s West Delaware


Delaware County Pheasants Forever Banquet

The Delaware County Pheasants Forever Banquet is Saturday night. This is a big fundraiser for the local Pheasants Forever, who use the money to give back in the community. Chris Heiar says their mission is mostly wildlife habitat and youth in the outdoors. PF Banq 1 Some of the money raised also goes towards scholarships.


Fairbank Man Arrested for Leading Deputy on Motorcycle Chase

A Fairbank man has been arrested for leading authorities on a motorcycle chase through Hazleton this summer. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year old Derek Macke was taken into custody on a warrant last Friday for an incident that happened in June. A deputy tried pulling Macke over while he was driving his motorcycle

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Linn Co. Crash Sends Two To Hospital

Two people were injured in an accident that happened Tuesday afternoon on Highway 13 at Bertram Road in Linn County. A pickup driven by 45 year old John M. Zajda of Westfield, WI was south bound on Highway 13 when a passenger car pulled out in front of him. The driver of the passenger vehicle,


Stolen Vehicle Pursuit in Manchester Ends in Teen’s Arrest

A Cedar Rapids teen was arrested after leading Manchester Police on a vehicle pursuit Saturday. Manchester Police Chief Jim Hauschild says the police department received a complaint of a reckless driver near Central Park on East Howard Street. When officers tried stopping the vehicle, the driver drove off, with officers following him. The chase ended

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