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Jones County Accident Victims Identified

Jones County Accident Victims Identified

The names of the victims in Monday night’s rollover accident northwest of Anamosa have been released. According to the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle driven by 54 year old Phillip Pierce of Springville was northbound on Ridge Road and failed to negotiate the curve, entered the ditch, and rolled onto its top.  Pierce was pronounced

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Two New Physicians at Regional Family Health

Regional Family Health has welcomed two new physicians. Clinton Cummings will provide care in Manchester Team One and Hopkinton and Nikolas May will work with Manchester Team Two and Strawberry Point. Cummings completed medical school at Des Moines University in 2011 and finished his residency in family practice at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines.

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Delaware County Fair Board Elections in October

Are you interested in serving on the Delaware County Fair Board? Elections will be held this fall and candidates have until Monday to apply. Several board positions will be open this year. They include District 1 (which covers Bremen, Colony, Elk or Oneida townships), District 2 (which covers Richland, Coffins Grove, Honey Creek or Delaware


Manchester’s South 5th Street Closed for Three Weeks

South Fifth Street in Manchester will be closed for the next few weeks. City Project Inspector Perry Peterson says the road closure is part of this year’s Manchester Street Improvement Project. The road will be closed starting today from the railroad tracks at Jasper Street north to West Delaware Street, which includes the West Marion

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Sherman’s Corn Maze Prepares for Fall Season

It’s almost that time of year… Sherman’s Corn Maze will open for the season in less than two weeks. Dean and Jackie Sherman operate the corn maze at their acreage in Manchester. This year’s theme for the corn maze is “The Old Woman That Lived in a Shoe”. Maze Prep 1 Along with the corn

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State Unemployment Rates Up Slightly

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A state agency says Iowa’s unemployment rate rose slightly in July to 4.5 percent. The rate released Monday by Iowa Workforce Development was up from 4.4 percent in June. The number of unemployed Iowans was 76,900 in July, up from 74,300 in June. Iowa’s unemployment rate is well below the


One Dead Following Jones County Rollover

One person is dead following a rollover Monday evening northwest of Anamosa. According to the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle was northbound on Ridge Road and failed to negotiate the curve, entered the ditch, and rolled onto its top. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. One passenger was taken


Election Date Set for Proposed Delaware Co. Jail Project

A public vote on the proposed Delaware County jail project will be held this fall. The County Board of Supervisors has set a special election date for Tuesday, November 4th. Voters will be asked whether or not the County should issue General Obligation Capital Loan Notes not to exceed four-point-nine million dollars for the purpose


Flames Consume Car in Fayette County Crash

A car caught on fire following a crash in Fayette County Friday. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened near the intersection of Empire Road and 157th Street in Wadena. Deputies arrived to find flames shooting out of a car in the ditch. They say 31-year old Chad King of Independence had lost control


Monticello Restaurant Destroyed by Fire

A popular Monticello restaurant was destroyed by fire Saturday. The Wagon Wheel, located just off Highway 151, started on fire around 3 pm. Heavy smoke was pouring from the building as firefighters fought the fire for hours. No one was hurt and investigators have not yet determined a cause. On Sunday, the marquee sign outside

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