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Edgewood Man Involved In Linn County Accident; Marion Man Injured

Edgewood Man Involved In Linn County Accident; Marion Man Injured

An Edgewood man escaped injury in an accident that occurred in Linn County Monday night around 10pm.   According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, a van driven by 49 year old Daron Bockenstedt of Edgewood, was traveling east on County Home Road when he struck a motorcycle driven by 39 year old Robert Pulju of


Oelwein Sex Offender Arrested for Providing Daycare

An Oelwein sex offender has been arrested after authorities discovered she was providing daycare for two families. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation shows 29-year old Amber Limkemann provided daycare services on several occasions, and she failed to register that employment with the state sex offender registry. On Friday, Limkemann was arrested on a

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West Delaware On Newsweek ‘Best High Schools’ List

West Delaware has been listed as one of the top high schools in the Country by Newsweek magazine.  The Newsweek High School Rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data to determine which institutions do the best job of preparing students for college.  West Delaware is listed as number 291 overall and 3rd in the

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Senator Ernst Visits XL Specialized Trailers

  U.S. Senator Joni Ernst was in Manchester this week to tour XL Specialized Trailers. During her visit on Tuesday, the freshman senator had an opportunity to learn more about the operations and distributions of the company. The company’s owner and plant operators gave her a full tour of the facility, showing her how a

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Authorities Investigate Robbery In Arlington

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that took place at Charlie’s Quick Shop in Arlington just after 11:00pm Wednesday night.  It was reported that a white male about 5’ 9” wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black mask covering his face, dark jeans and dark shoes displayed a knife to the store

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West Delaware Adds Programs In New School Year

West Delaware has added a new building that will be called the “Hawk Center”. Earlier this year, the district purchased the St. Paul School Building located on Clara Avenue.  Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says the building will be the home of two new programs: The other new program will benefit students with special needs: Classes


Durango Woman Pleads Not Guilty Of Stealing From Aunt

DURANGO, Iowa (AP) – A Durango woman accused of stealing more than $365,000 from a disabled aunt has pleaded not guilty in the case. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that 44-year-old Molly Bodish entered the plea Monday at her arraignment in Dubuque County District Court to one count of criminal conduct. Dubuque police say they


Officials Hope to Start Petersburg Wastewater Construction by Spring

Officials are hoping to start construction on Petersburg’s wastewater project by next spring. The DNR is requiring that the unincorporated town of over 100 residents install a community-wide wastewater system. After considering several options, residents voted earlier this year to construct a lagoon system. Mark Schneider and Larry Nagle, representing ECIA and EIRUSS, recently updated

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Four Positions on Delaware Co. Fair Board Up for Election

Several positions on the Delaware County Fair Board are up for election. Positions include District 3 (which covers Delhi, Union, North Fork and South Fork townships); District 5 (which covers the City of Manchester); and two At-Large positions (which covers anywhere in Delaware County). Anyone interested in applying must be at least 18 years old