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East Buchanan Principal and Coach Loses Battle with Cancer

East Buchanan Principal and Coach Loses Battle with Cancer

The East Buchanan school community laid one of their own to rest on Wednesday. East Buchanan principal and coach Tom Mossman died Saturday at his home following a battle with cancer. He was 60. Mossman had served as the high school principal at East Buchanan for the past ten years, stepping down this spring due to

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Millville Approved for Disincorporation

MILLVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Officials have approved the dis-incorporation of a tiny city in Clayton County. The state’s City Development Board recently approved the dis-incorporation of Millville, a community along the Mississippi River with about 20 residents and few operating businesses. The dis-incorporation process began last year. The board will handle outstanding claims against the


Sand Mine Officials Say No Health Risk from Fire

CLAYTON, Iowa (AP) – Officials for a sand mine in northeast Iowa say smoke from a recent fire poses no public health risk. Pattison Sand Co. said in a statement Tuesday that a toxicologist determined smoke particle readings from a fire that ignited last week were below levels of public health concern. Another fire suppression

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Former Masonville City Clerk Sentenced

The former city clerk of Masonville will spend just under two years in prison for taking thousands of dollars from the city. Forty-two-year-old Christine King of Strawberry Point admitted to routinely issuing herself fake payroll and expense checks while working as the Masonville City Clerk. She admitted to doctoring the books to inflate the balances in

Cool Weather Moves into Iowa

This week is feeling a little more like fall this summer… Forecasters say a cold front from the far north has made its way into our region, bringing us some unseasonably cool weather. Temperatures are only reaching into the 60s today, and should slowly climb into the 70s the rest of the week. Normal highs


Arlington Accident Causes Power Outage Saturday Night

An accident in Arlington caused a power outage Saturday night. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year old Paul Hines of Arlington struck a utility pole while driving down Liberty Street. His vehicle rolled. Hines fled the scene on foot, but was later tracked down by deputies. He was transported to Palmer Hospital in West

Fire at CC Recycling in Cedar Rapids

Officials with the Linn County Public Health Department say air quality on the southwest side of town should not be impacted now that responders have controlled a fire that broke out along 41st street Friday morning. According to KCRG TV and the Gazette, firefighters responded to reports of a large fire with thick, black smoke

Prevent Tragic Heatstroke Accidents

As summer is in full-swing, parents and caregivers of young children must remember the importance of NOT leaving children in locked vehicles. Every year, children die from being left in hot cars. According to the nonprofit safety group Kids and Cars, more than 600 US children have died from overheating in a parked vehicle since

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