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DCED Treats Local Industries During October Industry Month

DCED Treats Local Industries During October Industry Month

Delaware County Economic Development visited several industries in the area as part of October Industry Month! Director Donna Boss and members of the board stopped at Laddawn, Exide Technologies, Pieco, FarmTek, Manchester Cabinetry and Rockwell Collins. They also made visits to Kendrick Forest Products and the Edgewood Locker in Edgewood and Imperial Tool in Colesburg. All the


Three Injured in Accident West of Oelwein

Three people were injured in an accident west of Oelwein Tuesday night. It happened at the intersection of 40th Street and W-13. The Iowa State Patrol says a Peterbilt truck failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled out in front of a car that was heading west on 40th Street. The driver of

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Delhi Man Leads Authorities on High Speed Chase

A Delhi man has been arrested for leading authorities on a high-speed chase Monday. Dyersville Police say they tried stopping a white Ford Explorer for a registration violation around noon on Monday. The SUV stopped on Highway 20 westbound, but as the officer approached, it sped off. The SUV turned south off Highway 20 and


Extension Election Coming Up

When voters head to the polls on November 4th, they’ll also have the opportunity to elect five members of the Delaware County Extension Council. The five candidates on this year’s ballot include Sharon Bacon of Delhi, Patty Conrad of Manchester, Jill Knipper of Hopkinton, Bruce Nieman of Manchester and Sue Willie of Manchester. Bacon, Conrad,


Two Fires in Greeley Area Monday

More details have been released about the two fires that broke out in the Greeley area Monday. Greeley Fire Chief Dave Pierschbacher says firefighters were first called to a shop fire at the Jim Rave residence along 227th Avenue northwest of Greeley around 11 am. The shop sustained about ten-thousand dollars in damage. While firefighters

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Fayette County Man Arrested for Seriously Injuring Child

A Fayette County man has been arrested for seriously injuring a child. The Sheriff’s Office was notified Friday of a boy who had come to school with suspicious injuries. After investigating, authorities arrested 37-year old Kenneth Becker, Jr. of Hawkeye. Becker faces a felony charge of Child Endangerment Causing Serious Injury. If convicted, he could


Wisconsin Couple Sentenced For Making Meth In Clayton County

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 34-year-old Jesse Lutz and 32-year-old Shara Lutz previously faced harsher sentences because their 7-year-old son lived in the home. The couple from


Bessey Sworn In as President of Iowa Mortgage Association

A Manchester banker was recently sworn in as president of the Iowa Mortgage Association. Linda Bessey from Community Savings Bank will lead the association, which is dedicated to the preservation, progress and improvement of mortgage lending in the state. As president, Bessey will be responsible for leading a team of individuals who are dedicated to


Clayton County Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Child

A Clayton County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison sexually abusing a child. The Clayton County Attorney’s Office says 64-year old Donald Spragg of Farmersburg had been convicted of two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child. The incidents that prompted the charges occurred from September

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