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Canadian Man Who Stored Marijuana on Delaware County Farm Pleads Guilty

Canadian Man Who Stored Marijuana on Delaware County Farm Pleads Guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A Canadian man who hauled thousands of pounds of marijuana to a farm in Delaware County has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle the pot into the United States. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 42-year-old Jason Boyachek, of Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Cedar

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Project AWARE Pulls 30 Tons of Trash from Wapsi River

Organizers of an annual river cleanup event have released the results of this year’s effort. Lynette Seigley, with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is coordinator of Project AWARE. Volunteers recently paddled and cleaned 65 miles of the Wapsipinicon River through Buchanan, Linn and Jones Counties in eastern Iowa. Volunteers removed 677 tires and 14.56

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City of Delhi Hires Head Maintenance Employee

The City of Delhi has a new head of maintenance. Ron Huber was hired for the position. He’ll be in charge of streets, water and wastewater operations. Huber is a Maquoketa Valley graduate who spent eight years in the Air Force and the past nineteen years at Exide Battery. He’ll be in charge of streets,

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Strawberry Point Teen Involved in Rollover

A Strawberry Point teen was involved in a rollover near Lamont Sunday afternoon. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 16-year old Jenna Pitcher was westbound on 400th Street when she lost control of her car, which went into the ditch and rolled over, landing on its roof. Pitcher was taken to Regional Medical Center with

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Great Jones Co. Fair Announces 2016 Concert Acts

The Great Jones County Fair in Monticello made two major concert announcements for 2016 over the weekend. On Friday night, prior to the Eric Church concert, it was announced that the country duo Florida Georgia Line would headline next year’s fair on Saturday, July 23rd, with rising star Cole Swindell named as the opening act.

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Missing Jones County Woman Found Dead

A missing Jones County woman was found dead Saturday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says 35-year old Amy Driver of Oxford Junction was reported missing after she was last seen walking away from her home at 7:30 Friday morning. Deputies found Driver dead the next morning during a search. Her cause of death remains under investigation.

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Police Continue to Try to Solve Two Iowa Girls’ Deaths

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – Investigators continue to try to solve the case of the two Iowa girls whose bodies were found several months after they disappeared in 2012. Interim Evansdale Police Chief Jeff Jensen tells the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier the department doesn’t consider the deaths a 10-year-old Lyric Cook and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins a cold

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Huskys Win Regional Competition

The Hartwick Huskys water show ski team was crowned the 2015 Division 2 Midwest Regional Show Ski Champion at the tournament held this past weekend in Albert Lea, MN. The Huskys won top scoring honors in their jump act, barefoot act, pyramids, sound crew, tow/boat driving, dock/equipment personnel, and pickup boat.  Show co-directors Mitch Tauke,

Murphy Announces Democratic Bid for Congress

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Former state lawmaker Pat Murphy is embarking on a second Democratic bid for Congress, after a failed campaign in 2014. The 55-year-old from Dubuque announced Thursday that he would seek the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Dubuque and Cedar Rapids. In November, Murphy lost a closely fought

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