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Several Kayaks Stolen in Delhi Saturday Night

Authorities say several kayaks were stolen in Delhi over the weekend. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says four kayaks were taken from a home on 6th Street on Saturday night. The kayaks were all ten-feet sit-inside Sun Dolphins – one blue, one red, one tan and one green. This is the second reported boat theft

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Low Voter Turnout for Lake Delhi Trustees Election

The Lake Delhi Trustees annual election was held Tuesday, with very low voter turnout. Just 16 voters participated, including one absentee voter. Two candidates were running for two positions on the board. The Delaware County Auditor’s Office says Bill Havertape received 15 votes and Todd Gifford received 11. The positions are each three-year terms. The

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Man Accused of Trying to Kill Mother Sentenced to Prison

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A 25-year-old Pella man accused of trying to kill his mother at her Elkader home has been given 45 years in prison. Brandon Thoma was sentenced Tuesday. Thoma pleaded guilty to attempted murder, burglary, theft, and assault on a jailer. Police say he broke into Theresa Thoma’s home Nov. 10, punched

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Loss of Control Likely Cause in 2014 Dubuque Plane Crash

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Federal investigators say the loss of airplane control in bad weather likely caused a 2014 crash that killed a Dubuque physician who was running for the U.S. Senate. The National Transportation Safety Board report says no mechanical problems with the plane were found to have caused the Oct. 13, 2014, accident

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Local Students Raise Money for Music Education

A group of students from area high schools received the chance of a lifetime by performing on stage with Foreigner at the Delaware County Fair. The students united to donate the money they received from Foreigner’s CD sales to help an organization dedicated to improving children’s lives through music education. Hungry for Music is an

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Former Teacher Given Probation For Sex With Student

CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) – A former teacher in northwest Iowa has been given five years of probation and a suspended 10-year prison term for having a sexual relationship with a student. Court records say Chad Osler, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse after prosecutors dropped two related charges. At his sentencing Monday he also

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DNR Investigating Fish Kill In Buck Creek

RYAN, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating the cause of a fish kill in Delaware County. The department says in a news release Tuesday that someone fishing in Buck Creek near Ryan reported the fish kill over the weekend. Upon investigation Monday, staff found both dead and live fish in

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Guttenberg City Manager Resigns

  The city manager of Guttenberg has resigned. Mary Willett’s resignation was accepted by the Guttenberg City Council on Monday. Willett had served as city manager for the past two and a half years. The city’s mayor tells our news partner KCRG that Willett worked part-time for several months because of doctor’s orders. She recently

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