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Strawberry Point City Council Votes to Keep Opperman

The Strawberry Point City Council has voted to keep one of their council members. About a quarter of Strawberry Point’s registered voters had signed a petition presented to the City, challenging council member Jackie Opperman’s residency within the city. Some citizens argued that Opperman was not actually a Strawberry Point resident since she purchased a

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Field of Dreams Anniversary Celebration Earns State Award

The Field of Dreams 25th Anniversary Celebration has earned an award from the state. The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa has presented two dozen awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry. The Field of Dreams Celebration won “Outstanding New Event” in the rural category. This summer’s celebration at the famous movie

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ALICE Training Prepares City and Schools for Attackers

What would you do if a gunman walked into your business, your school, your hospital or your church? What if they walked into the restaurant you were eating at, or the city council meeting you were attending? Would you know how to react? The Manchester Police Department recently taught the West Delaware and St. Mary’s

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Fire Damages Mills Manufacturing in Earlville

A fire broke out at Mills Manufacturing in Earlville Wednesday morning. The Earlville Fire Department was called out shortly after 8 o’clock to the large industrial building along Old Highway 20 on the east end of town for a report of Mills’ production department fully engulfed in flames. Another call was quickly put out for

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Enrollment Up at Maquoketa Valley

Enrollment is up at Maquoketa Valley this year. The school district reported an increase of 31 students for the 2014-2015 school year. That’s a change from the past few years, when enrollment was down. Superintendent Doug Tuetken says the only other time the district has seen an enrollment increase during the past ten years was

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Delaware County Approves Change in Floodplain Ordinance

Delaware County officials have approved an amendment to the county’s Floodplain Management Ordinance. The amendment incorporates Manchester’s new flood maps that the City Council approved this summer. As we told you earlier this year, a study conducted by the National Flood Insurance Program reviewed the east tributary in town after the 2008 and 2010 floods

Paving Underway on Worthington Road

Paving operations are in full spring on Worthington Road. Crews started paving on the X-47 end of D-35 last week and should finish paving the mainline pavement today. Delaware County Engineer Anthony Bardgett says it’s taking about 3 to 4 days to achieve opening strength for each stretch of road paved. All the work on

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