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Linn County Plans to Charge Cities for Dispatch Services

Linn County Plans to Charge Cities for Dispatch Services

Linn County plans to charge cities for dispatch services so that it can pay for more dispatchers to handle the increasing amount of 911 emergency calls. Our news partner KCRG reports that the Board of Supervisors recently approved the hiring of two dispatchers, but Sheriff Brian Gardner would like to hire four dispatchers so three


Independence Announces Friday Night Live @ 5 Events

Planning is underway for summer events in Independence. The Independence Chamber is proud to announce the return of Friday Night Live @ 5 for the eighth consecutive summer season. Friday Night Live @ 5 is a family-friendly event held in the summer months at Riverwalk Parks in Independence. These events are free to the public,


Delaware County 4-H Benefits from Monsanto Grant

Delaware County 4-H has received a 25-hundred dollar donation from a local farmer. Dianne Reth, who farms with her husband Russ south of Manchester, won Monsanto’s “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” contest, which gives farmers the opportunity to apply for a grant that is directed to the organization of their choice. Reth, who was a dedicated


Two Manchester Residents Face Additional Charges Related to November Meth Lab Bust

Two Manchester residents face additional charges following a meth lab bust in November. Manchester Police served a search warrant at 901 North Franklin Street Apartment 3 on November 14th. During the search, officers found controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and meth lab-related items. 53-year old Catherine Gray of Manchester and 52-year old Walter Davis of Manchester


Inmate Escapes from Delaware County Jail

A Delaware County Jail inmate escaped for a brief time late Tuesday morning. A deputy was returning 29-year oldĀ Michael Anthony Cole of Manchester to his cell after a court appearance. Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere says as the restraints were being removed from Cole, he bolted through the jailer’s office door. LeClere says law enforcement


Driver Arrested after High-Speed Chase on Highway 136

Dubuque County authorities were involved in a high-speed chase on Highway 136 early Sunday. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a farm field on Highway 136 south of Worthington around 2:15 am for a report of people sleeping in a vehicle. When deputies arrived, they found a vehicle with a man sleeping


The Meadows Purchases an Automatic External Defibrillator

The Meadows Assisted Living community recently purchased an Automatic External Defibrillator. In recent years, automated external defibrillators have become a familiar sight in many workplaces and community buildings because of their ability to save the life of someone stricken by a sudden cardiac arrest before EMS responders arrive. The purchase of The Meadows’ AED was

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