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Dyersville Ambassadors Visit New Businesses

Dyersville Ambassadors Visit New Businesses

The Dyersville Chamber Ambassadors recently visited two new businesses in town. The gas station along Highway 20 on the west side of Dyersville has a new owner and a new name. Kwik Stop has now become Sundstop with Josh Sundstrom taking over as the new owner. This is Sundstrom’s third store and he’s exploring the

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Trial of Lawsuit Against Manchester Zoo Continues

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A Duke University researcher says three lemurs at a northeast Iowa zoo at the center of a lawsuit likely have stressful lives being apart from fellow members of their species. The Des Moines Register reports Peter Klopfer testified Tuesday during the trial of the federal lawsuit against Cricket Hollow Zoo

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Wausau Homes Build First House in Manchester

Wausau Homes has put up their first home in Manchester. The new house is located at 820 East Howard Street. Wausau Homes builds the home’s components inside their state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and then delivers it to the site. Crews started bright and early Tuesday morning and by noon, they were already putting on the roof.


Burglaries in Edgewood and Colesburg Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating several break-ins at businesses in the Edgewood and Colesburg area. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says last Thursday, October 1st, they received reports of burglaries at the Edgewood City Hall, Woods Edge Golf Course and the Colesburg Library. The doors of the buildings were pryed open, which caused damage. Cash was also


Garnavillo Savings Bank Merges with Community Savings Bank

Edgewood, Iowa – Community Savings Bank and Garnavillo Savings Bank have officially reached a milestone in their century old histories. The merger of Garnavillo Savings Bank with and into Community Savings Bank took effect on September 30, 2015. Steven Brady, President and CEO of Community Savings Bank stated, “A lot of effort from the current

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Delaware County Celebrates National 4-H Week

Delaware County is celebrating National 4-H Week this week. Last year, the county had over 365 kids involved in 4-H. County Youth Coordinator Jade Hargrafen says all ages can get involved. Hargrafen says there’s lots of benefits to being in 4-H. Delaware County is celebrating National 4-H Week in several ways… You may have heard


Former Anamosa Prison Guards Face Charges

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two former Anamosa State Penitentiary correctional officers have been charged with federal offenses, while two others will be charged in state court. The criminal activity surrounding these charges involved accepting money to smuggle cell phones into the prison for prisoner use, being unlawful drug users in possession of firearms, and possessing controlled

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Santorum Visits Farley Biodiesel Plant

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was in Farley on Monday to tour the Western Dubuque Biodiesel plant. It was Santorum’s first visit to a biodiesel facility. Western Dubuque Biodiesel has a capacity to produce 30 million gallons of biodiesel a year, making it one of the state’s top biodiesel producers. The facility employs 24 people.


Ex-Anamosa Prison Guard Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A 29-year-old man has admitted to using drugs during the time he worked as a guard at Anamosa State Penitentiary. The Des Moines Register reports that Ethan Darrow pleaded guilty Monday in a federal Cedar Rapids courtroom to a felony charge of possession of a firearm by an unlawful drug