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Buchanan and Fayette Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration

Buchanan and Fayette Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad says 26 Iowa counties will receive federal disaster support to deal with damage from severe weather in June. The presidential disaster declaration includes counties in the northern part of the state that experienced damage from winds, tornadoes, rain and flooding. Buchanan and Fayette counties are among the

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Independence Ready to Host RAGBRAI Friday Night

Independence will be hosting RAGBRAI tomorrow, with thousands of riders staying overnight Friday night for the last night of the ride. Independence Chamber Director Michelle McBride, who has been heading the town’s RAGBRAI celebration, says they’re ready. Indee RAGBRAI 1 Independence’s RAGBRAI theme is “Glowing on the River”. Indee RAGBRAI 2 They’ll be offering a

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Clermont Man Airlifted after Rollover Accident

A Clermont man was airlifted to the hospital after rolling his vehicle Tuesday night. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year old Jeffrey Bishop lost control of his vehicle while driving on Harding Road, putting it into the ditch and then rolling it. Bishop was temporarily trapped inside his vehicle, with emergency personnel assisting him

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Lake Delhi Trustees Election Results

Residents of Lake Delhi went to the polls yesterday to fill three seats on the Lake Delhi Board of Trustees.  Laurie Kramer and Steve Leonard were re-elected to the board.  Patrick Colgan Received the most votes – 277 and will fill the other opening.  Dan Kimball came in fourth place in the voting.  Leonard, Kramer,

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NAPA Store Burglarized in Dyersville

The NAPA store in Dyersville was burglarized over the weekend. Dyersville Police say someone broke into the store by forcing open the door. Money and a number of tools were stolen. Police say it happened sometime between Saturday and Monday morning. Farm Bureau Insurance Company is offering a reward for information leading to the conviction

Hottest Weather of Year Arrives in Iowa

Temperatures will be climbing into the 90s over the next couple days for the first time this summer. Along with the heat, humidity will also be high – with air conditioners running full glast across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Miles Schmacher says the hot weather isn’t something we’re used to lately. mkwx1 But

Authorities Identify Wapsipinicon Drowning Victim

Authorities have identified the woman who drowned Saturday night in the Wapsipinicon River dam area in Troy Mills. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call shortly after 5 pm of several people in the river at the dam. When emergency personnel responded, they discovered four people had been tubing on the river

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Great Jones County Fair Announces Three Concert Acts for 2015

The Great Jones County Fair in Monticello made three big concert announcements for 2015 this past week – and they’re all major country music acts. Country superstar Tim McGraw was announced on Thursday night prior to the Miranda Lambert concert. McGraw will perform at the Great Jones County Fair next year on Saturday night, July

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DNR Confirms Bear Near Wadena

WADENA — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has confirmed tracks and scat left near Clayton County beehives came from a black bear. A DNR wildlife depredation biologist responded to a report from a beekeeper south of Wadena, near the Clayton-Fayette county line, who had found his beehives torn up. The DNR found bear scat

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Manchester Police Bust Several Meth Labs

Manchester Police have made several arrests after investigating four separate meth lab incidents this week. Police Chief Jim Hauschild says his department was first called to 500 East Union Street in Manchester on Sunday for a domestic disturbance. Officers discovered numerous one-pot meth labs in the home and garage. 22-year old Brandon Jacobson of Harpers

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