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Plans for Confined Feeding Operation North of Delaware

A confined feeding operation will likely go up north of Delaware. Mark Kintzle has applied for a construction permit for the operation, which will be built adjacent to his present building site at 2415 195th Street. The operation would have 4800 head of hogs. The Delaware County Board of Supervisors recently visited the site and

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Chamber Ambassadors Visit Area Businesses

In Manchester, the Ambassadors stopped by a new business, Speakeasy Spa. Owner Sarah Kraft says they offer a variety of hand and foot services, as well as online scheduling. Speakeasy Spa is located at 410 West Main Street in the former location of Hosek’s Service Center. The Ambassadors also visited Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home to meet

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Manchester Fly-In Returns for 2015

Manchester’s Fly-In and Extravaganza is making a return this year. The City’s Project Manager Taylor Matteson invites everyone to come out to the Manchester Municipal Airport this Saturday afternoon. The Fly-In used to be an annual event, but Matteson says they stopped holding it a few years ago. Saturday’s Manchester Fly-In and Extravaganza takes place

September Brings Return of Summer Weather

Summer weather has returned, just as we kick off September. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says the month is definitely starting off warm and humid and it may stay that way for a little while… That’s a much different story than August, which wrapped up as one of the colder Augusts the state has seen in

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Dubuque Train Victim Identified

Authorities have released the name of the man who died after being struck by a train in Dubuque. The man has been identified as 23-year old Samuel Bettcher of Dubuque. The incident happened around 9:30 Saturday night near Key City Recycling. Dubuque police say the train’s engineer reported that the man came around a corner,

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Dispute Over Expert Witness Fees in Connolly Case

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Dubuque County and the state are at odds over who should pay expert witness fees for a trial that didn’t happen. 25-year-old Joseph Connolly of Holy Cross was charged with vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated, among other counts, in the crash that killed four teenage boys last August. Connolly was

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Indee Zombie Run Returning for Third Year

The Indee Zombie Run will return for its third year this fall. The Zombie Run is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds in Independence. This 5K obstacle fun run has been a huge hit with runners, who try to survive the run without being infected by zombies. And there is a

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Dubuque County

DES MOINES – The emerald ash borer (EAB), a highly destructive insect of ash trees, has been confirmed in Dubuque. Twenty-eight of Iowa’s counties have now been confirmed positive. Since its initial discovery in Michigan in 2002, this exotic pest has spread to 25 states killing tens of millions of trees. In addition to the

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