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Arlington Farmer Named the Next “Bachelor”

Arlington Farmer Named the Next “Bachelor”

It’s official… A local farmer and fellow Iowan has been named “The Bachelor”. ABC announced Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America” that 32-year old Chris Soules of Arlington will be the next star of hit romance reality TV show “The Bachelor”. Chris, who grew up on a farm near Lamont and attended Iowa State, appeared

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Petersburg Couple Inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

A Petersburg couple has been inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Martin and Joann Kruse were inducted during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair last Sunday, August 17th. The Kruse’s have been involved in Delaware County 4-H for over 60 years since they were 4-Hers themselves. Over the years, their six children

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Community Meets to Discuss Four Boys’ Deaths

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) – Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four boys. The Telegraph Herald reports dozens of Dubuque County community members met Tuesday night in Farley to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy. The school district invited Community Resilience Institute, a nonprofit organization,

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Names Released in Fayette County Hospital Shooting

Authorities have released the names of the deputy and inmate involved in a shooting at a Fayette County hospital over the weekend. The Department of Public Safety have identified the Fayette County Jail inmate as 32-year-old Steven Harreld of Strawberry Point and the deputy as Jeremy Stiefel. The incident on Saturday morning happened at Palmer

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Oelwein Mayor Facing Sexual Abuse Charges Resigns

The mayor of Oelwein has resigned. Mayor Jason Manus resigned Friday effective immediately, days after being charged with sexually abusing two girls. City Attorney Ron Vanveldhuizen says the City Council is expected to accept the resignation Monday night. Mayor Pro-tem Peggy Sherrets will conduct the meeting. The 36-year-old Manus is accused of sexually abusing two

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Inmate Shoots Fayette County Deputy at Hospital

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a jail inmate committed suicide after grabbing a gun and shooting a sheriff’s deputy at a Fayette County¬†hospital. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the shooting, which happened around 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. Authorities say the unidentified inmate

Deere Announces 460 Layoffs At Waterloo Plant

Deere & Company announced today that it will place approximately 460 employees who work in the company’s Waterloo, Iowa operations on indefinite layoff in response to current market demand for its products. Deere said employees were informed today of the layoffs, which are effective October 20th.When Deere announced third quarter earnings on August 13th, the

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Great Turn Out At Manchester Blood Drive

The American Red Cross reports a great turn out Wednesday at their blood drive in Manchester.  145 productive units of blood were collected, which exceeded their goal of 135.  Your next opportunity to give blood in the area is Thursday, August 28th from 2 to 6 pm at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington. To

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