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Manchester Raising Tirrill Park Backwaters to Normal Level

Manchester Raising Tirrill Park Backwaters to Normal Level

The City of Manchester is raising the Tirrill Park backwaters to their normal level. The water level was dropped in February so crews could work on the sewer trunk line project. Several residents in the neighborhood, including Dr. Kurt Johnson, had requested that the City delay raising the backwaters. They say the drop in water


West Delaware Principal Jon Nordaas Retiring

West Delaware High School Principal Jon Nordaas is retiring… Nordaas has spent the past ten years at West Delaware and he says he can’t say enough about the school and community. Nordaas has spent a total of thirty years in education, with 26 of those years as a principal. Even though he is officially retiring,

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Worthington School Closes Doors for Good

St. Paul School in Worthington officially closed its doors for good last week. The grade school, which had just 31 students in preschool through sixth grade, closed due to declining enrollment . Last fall, officials decided to close the school over concerns that the increasing financial burden would ultimately jeopardize the parish’s financial stability. St.

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WD Presents Dance Marathon Check to U of I Hospital

Members of the West Delaware Student Council visited the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital on Tuesday to donate a check for $2,500. The funds were raised through West Delaware’s first Dance Marathon in March. Student Council President Emily Thole and Class President Caitlin Briggs accompanied Student Council Advisor Megan Jack to the hospital to present

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Independence Ambassadors Visit Home Indeed LLC

There’s a new home improvement store in Independence. The Independence Ambassadors recently visited Home Indeed LLC, a new business located at 1208 First Street West Suite 2. The home improvement store specializes in cabinets, windows, doors, siding, roofing, bath remodels and kitchen remodels. They also offer full service installation of all products. The Ambassadors presented


Accident Near Delhi Injures One

One person was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.  According to the Iowa Highway Patrol, 50 year old David Offerman of Earlville was driving a pickup east on 210th Avenue when he attempted to make a u-turn at the intersection of 245th street, and was struck in the passenger side by


Earlville Couple Injured in Linn County Collision

An Earlville couple was injured in a collision in Linn County Monday afternoon. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year old Connie O’Connell and her passenger, 58-year old James O’Connell, both of Earlville, were hurt after their pickup truck hit an SUV that was trying to make a U-turn in front of them. The accident

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