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Wisconsin Couple Sentenced For Making Meth In Clayton County

Wisconsin Couple Sentenced For Making Meth In Clayton County

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 34-year-old Jesse Lutz and 32-year-old Shara Lutz previously faced harsher sentences because their 7-year-old son lived in the home. The couple from


Bessey Sworn In as President of Iowa Mortgage Association

A Manchester banker was recently sworn in as president of the Iowa Mortgage Association. Linda Bessey from Community Savings Bank will lead the association, which is dedicated to the preservation, progress and improvement of mortgage lending in the state. As president, Bessey will be responsible for leading a team of individuals who are dedicated to


Clayton County Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Child

A Clayton County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison sexually abusing a child. The Clayton County Attorney’s Office says 64-year old Donald Spragg of Farmersburg had been convicted of two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child. The incidents that prompted the charges occurred from September


Four Injured in Rollover South of Alburnett

Four people were injured in a rollover south of Alburnett Friday afternoon. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on North Alburnett Road north of White Road shortly after 3:30 pm. They say a northbound car lost control and went into the west ditch, rolling over and landing on its roof. The driver, 18-year

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Corkery Retiring as Western Dubuque Superintendent

The Western Dubuque School District will be looking for a new leader for next year… Superintendent Jeff Corkery announced his retirement this week. Corkery Retiring 1 Corkery led the Western Dubuque School District through a number of changes over the past nine years, and he says he’s proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish.


Manchester Extends MREP Center Agreement with NICC and Upper Iowa

The City of Manchester is extending their agreement with NICC and Upper Iowa on the MREP Center. The Manchester Regional Education Partnership center, which is located in the same building as Dupaco in Manchester, is a collaboration between the three entities. Since opening three years ago, it has offered a state-of-the-art computer lab and classroom


Work Wraps Up on Manchester’s 2014 Street Project

The 2014 Manchester Street Improvement Project has wrapped up for the year. This year’s work focused on the southwest side of Manchester. City Engineer Ryan Wicks says crews replaced water mains along Jasper Street from South Fifth Street to South Ninth Street, South Ninth Street and South Seventh Street from West Marion to Jasper Street,


Motorcycle Crashes Into House In Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Cedar Rapids police say a motorcyclist has been seriously injured after fleeing from an officer and crashing into a house. T1he crash happened Thursday evening. Police say the motorcyclist was driving recklessly and sped off when an officer tried to initiate a traffic stop. The officer stopped following the motorcycle

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Farmers Working on Getting Crops Out of Fields

It’s been a late harvest this year, and the recent wet weather is slowing farmers down. Three inches of rain fell at Joe Hoeger’s farm south of Delhi this week. He says that much moisture hinders things a bit, but overall, it’s been a good harvest. Wet Harvest 0 Bryan Flexsenhar farms between Masonville and


City of Manchester Presents Awards

The City of Manchester honored several people last night at their annual Boards and Commissions and Volunteer Recognition Open House. Every year, the City honors a Manchester citizen with the “First Citizen Award”, honoring their dedication to the City. The Manchester Swim Team Coaches were honored with the 2014 Youth Sports Coaches of the Year

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