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Dry and Windy Weather Brings High Fire Risk

Dry and Windy Weather Brings High Fire Risk

Burn bans are in effect for a couple of area counties. Both Buchanan and Fayette counties are prohibiting open burning until further notice. Dry and windy conditions mean there is a high risk of fires spreading. Recreational fires, such as campfires, are not included in the burn ban, but caution is stressed during this time.


Burglaries Reported at Several Delhi Businesses

Several Delhi businesses were broken into over the weekend. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says the Delhi City Hall, Bulicek’s Landing and Delhi Lumber reported burglaries to authorities on Monday morning. Each of the businesses had a small amount of cash stolen. The burglaries are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the

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Independence Bulletin Journal Celebrates 150 Years

An Independence business is celebrating 150 years. The Independence Bulletin Journal marked the milestone anniversary this year. The local newspaper has covered news, sports, business and community events in the Independence area and surrounding communities since 1865. Copies of the paper, dating back over many decades, are archived at the Geneaological office at Independence City


Massive Fire Near Anamosa Expected to Burn Several Days

A massive fire that started Sunday night in a large commercial building near Anamosa is expected to burn for several days. It’s unclear for now what started the blaze inside the business ReConserve, a food waste solutions company. Anamosa Assistant Fire Chief Ron French told our news partner KCRG-TV9 the steel building keeps all the


Area Firefighters Give Tips During Fire Prevention Week

This is Fire Prevention Week, and area firefighters want to make sure YOU know how to stay safe. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep”. Dave Pierschbacher with the Greeley Fire Department says every home should have several smoke detectors – one in each sleeping room, one outside of


Cricket Hollow Zoo Trial Wraps Up

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A trial has wrapped up in a federal lawsuit against a privately-owned zoo in Manchester that could affect how so-called roadside zoos around the country care for animals considered endangered. Records show that the case in Cedar Rapids against Pamela and Tom Sellner and their Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester

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Arlington Hosting Ribbon-Cutting for New Community Center

The City of Arlington will celebrate its new community center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Sunday afternoon. The public is invited to tour the new building, enjoy refreshments and listen to a brief program detailing the accomplishments of the “Raze the School, Raise the Community” one-point-one million dollar capital campaign. Donors, committee members and other

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West Delaware Middle School Kicks off Magazine Sales Fundraiser

West Delaware Middle School students kicked off their magazine sales Thursday. Sixth-grader Blake Engel says it’s the middle school’s only fundraiser, with the money raised going towards field trips for each grade level. Middle school students will be asking their family and friends to buy or renew a magazine subscription. You can also order online