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Country Cousins Square Dance Club Celebrating 50+ Years

Country Cousins Square Dance Club Celebrating 50+ Years

The Country Cousins Square Dance Club is celebrating 50-plus years. Longtime member Dave Lahr says it’s been a special part of many people’s lives. Dave and his wife, Norma, have been members of the club for nearly three decades. And both he and the club’s Vice President Janet Fischer agree that there are a lot

Judge Orders Teacher’s Trial to be Moved Out of Linn County

MARION, Iowa (AP) – A judge has ordered that a trial will be moved out of Linn County for a kindergarten teacher accused of not reporting that a classroom volunteer sexually abused her students. Linn County District Court records say Diane Graham’s request was granted last week. Graham’s attorneys had cited extensive media coverage of

Authorities Identify Linn County Drowning Victim

Authorities have identified the man who drowned in Linn County on Friday. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says several law enforcement and rescue departments were called to the Cedar River near Mount Vernon on Friday afternoon for a report of a man falling into the river. First responders found 68-year-old Jeffery Fordyce, of Dike, unresponsive,

Speed Trailer Up in Strawberry Point

If you’re driving through Strawberry Point this summer, you may get the chance to see how fast you’re traveling. The Strawberry Point Police Department says they will be utilizing the department’s speed trailer. You’ll notice the speed trailer at different locations around the town. It’s part of an effort to keep drivers at safe speeds

Survey Shows 94% of Manchester’s Drivers Buckling Up

Manchester Police participated in the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau’s “STEP” Program over the Memorial Day holiday in an effort to crack down on seatbelt use. “STEP” is A Special Traffic Enforcement Program conducted across the State of Iowa. Over the two week period, police were stationed at locations throughout Manchester watching for seatbelt use. Police

Dubuque County Teacher Set to Begin Trial in August

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) –  An August trial has been scheduled for an eastern Iowa high school teacher charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Court records say 46-year-old Dubuque resident Douglas Spahn has pleaded not guilty. His trial is set to begin Aug. 14 in Dubuque County. Court documents say Spahn told a Dubuque