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J’s Auto Begins Moving to New Location

J’s Auto started the process of moving to a new Manchester location on Monday. For years, J’s Auto Super Center has been located at 945 East Main Street. They started construction on a new building just south of West Main Street last year. Their new address will be 1112 West Main Street (just south of Dupaco). J’s Auto Body

Two Drivers Injured in Collision Near Greeley

Two people were injured when a tractor and minivan collided near Greeley on Monday afternoon. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says it happened shortly after noon on Jet Road northwest of town. The tractor was westbound on Jet Road when it tried turning around on the roadway. A minivan, also heading west, tried passing the

House Fire in Monticello

Fire crews battled a house fire in Monticello Saturday night. Crews were called to 224 North Chestnut Street shortly before 9 pm. Authorities tell our coverage partner KCRG that they have not received any reports of injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.   (photo courtesy of Monticello Fire Department Facebook page/Monticello Express)

Senator Breitbach Questioned for Refusal to Hold Hearings

State Senator Mike Breitbach is being questioned over his refusal to hold hearings this year. The Republican from Strawberry Point serves as chairman of the State Senate Overnight Committee. Democratic Senator Matt McCoy of Des Moines tells The Des Moines Register he has requested several hearings, but has been rebuffed by Senator Breitbach. Breitbach says,

Caterpillar’s Elkader Plant Will Close in 2017

Caterpillar has announced plans to close its Elkader plant by the end of the year. A total of 75 jobs will be impacted. Caterpillar says it is transferring the operations to a facility in Wamego, Kansas. Our coverage partner KCRG says the company notified employees and community leaders Thursday. The plant was closed Friday, but