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Six People Charged with Vandalizing Numerous Buchanan County Properties

Six People Charged with Vandalizing Numerous Buchanan County Properties

Six people have been charged for damaging property in Buchanan County last summer. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says in July and August of 2014, they received multiple reports of property damage at the former Buchanan County Home on Lee Avenue near Independence, including broken and destroyed windows, doors, mirrors, ceiling fans, toilets and sinks.

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Manchester Whitewater Park Officially Opens

Manchester’s new whitewater park is officially open. The cranes and big equipment have been moved out, the trail areas have been reconstructed and the new features along the Maquoketa River are now complete. The off-the-wall idea of a whitewater park was first brought up five years ago during the initial Manchester Good to Great community


Small Improvements Likely for Delaware County Jail after Failed Referendum

Voters turned down plans for an expanded and renovated Delaware County Jail, but county officials say that doesn’t make the facility’s problems go away… The four-point-nine million dollar referendum failed to pass in a special election earlier this month, missing the required 60-percent supermajority by less than two percent. The County had hoped the referendum would


Four Accused of Jones County Bank Robbery Appear in Court

Four people appeared in federal court Monday for their alleged involvement in a Jones County bank robbery last month. 22-year old Shiloh Palmer, 24-year old Andrew Palmer, 26-year old Elizabeth Olinger and 42-year old Peter Olinger, all of Mechanicsville, have each been charged with four counts of bank robbery and related offenses. The four are

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Delaware County Recorder Announces Retirement

One of Delaware County’s elected officials is retiring. Delaware County Recorder Deb Peyton’s resignation was approved by the County Board of Supervisors on Monday. Peyton has served in the Recorder’s Office for twenty-seven years. The County has three options to fill her position. The Board can either appoint a new County Recorder, accept applications and


Truck Rollover Near Holy Cross Causes Fertilizer Spill

A rollover near Holy Cross led to a fertilizer spill Monday morning. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened just before noon on Thunder Road near Ridge Road. They say a Three Rivers FS truck driver lost control of his vehicle and it rolled one time before coming to rest in the ditch.

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