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Philgreen Hired as New Delaware Co. Tourism Director

Philgreen Hired as New Delaware Co. Tourism Director

Delaware County has a new tourism director. Caryssa Philgreen of Manchester has been hired for the part-time position. Philgreen is a 2013 West Delaware graduate and will graduate from Iowa State this year with a major in Events Management. Philgreen will begin her duties on May 15th. She replaces Janet Klostermann, who recently resigned. Delaware

Manchester Camp Courageous Garage Sale Opens Today

The Camp Courageous Garage Sale opens for the season in Manchester today. This is the 41st year for the sale, which is held at 913 East Main Street each April through October. Over fifty volunteers run the sale, which is the camp’s largest fundraiser. Local residents are welcome to donate items to the sale or

Saturday Night Tornado Confirmed in Jones County

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Jones County on Saturday night. Crews surveyed damage in the west-central part of the county on Monday. They say a tornado touched down shortly before 9 pm about four miles northeast of Anamosa just east of Highway 151. The tornado was on the

Update: Name Released of Bicyclist Found Dead in Dubuque County

Authorities have released the name of the bicyclist who was found dead in Dubuque County Sunday morning. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year old Paul Gorrell of Dubuque apparently died of natural causes. Gorrell had been riding his bike in the 12000 block of North Cascade Road near Stonybrook Hill Children’s Zoo. Authorities say

Anamosa High School Evacuated for Possible Bomb Threat

Anamosa High School was evacuated Monday afternoon for a possible bomb threat. Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver tells KMCH that authorities were called to the school around 12:45 pm after school officials received information about a possible explosive device in the building. High school students and staff were immediately evacuated from the school grounds. Anamosa

Severe Storms Bring Hail; High Wind To Area Saturday Night

Severe weather made its way through eastern Iowa Saturday night, bringing with it hail, high winds and a brief tornado warning.  The National weather Service issued a tornado warning for the southwest corner of Delaware, Southeast Buchanan, and Northern Linn Counties shortly before 8pm due to rotation being detected by radar. Although there were no

Easter Egg Hunts Planned for Saturday

GNB will host its 15th annual Easter Egg Hunt in Manchester this Saturday morning. The Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10 am at Tirrill Park. And GNB’s Lea Ann Smith suggests getting there early. Eggs filled with candy and toys will be spread from the tennis courts to the Tirrill Park band shell. And there

Road Work on Highway 20

You may have noticed some road work on Highway 20 on the west end of Delaware County this week. Crews have been working on a crack-filling project on the highway’s westbound lanes from Delaware to Highway 187 near Masonville. The Iowa DOT says they started on the Delaware end earlier this week so that they can be

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests in Monticello

Two people have been arrested following a traffic stop in Monticello. Monticello Police were dispatched last Wednesday night, April 5th, to South Main Street for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Officers arrived in the area and saw a car parked in the driveway of Kromminga Motors after normal business hours. Police pulled over the