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Public Meetings Scheduled for Delaware County Jail Project

Public Meetings Scheduled for Delaware County Jail Project

Here’s your chance to become better informed about the proposed Delaware County jail project… Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere is hosting meetings across the county over the next several weeks so the public can view plans and ask questions about the possible renovation and expansion of the county jail and Sheriff’s Office. The first public

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Manchester Teen Injured in West Main Rollover

One person was taken to the hospital Monday night after a car rolled over in Manchester. Manchester Police say 17-year old Sadie Bolsinger of Manchester was heading eastbound on West Main Street when an animal ran in front of her car, leading her to swerve. Her car hit a barrier, slid onto its side and

Start of Worthington Road Paving Project Delayed One Week

The start date for the Worthington Road Paving Project has been delayed. Delaware County Engineer Anthony Bardgett says Horsfield Construction’s crews expected to start work today (Monday), but they are held up trying to finish a job in another county. Crews plan to start construction on D-35, the road that leads from X-47 to Worthington,

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RV Driver in Fatal Racing Crash Identified

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have identified the driver who died after an RV rolled over during a race in Cedar Rapids. John Pickart, 68, of Norway, was killed Saturday night during a “Race ‘Em or Wreck ‘Em” event at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, according to police. The race involved school buses

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Connolly Charged in Fatal Accident Involving Four Boys

Authorities have now charged the pickup driver involved in the fatal collision that killed four boys in Dubuque County last month. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says Joseph Connolly of Holy Cross surrendered himself at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on Friday afternoon. He has been arrested on a warrant charging him with four counts

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Crews Tearing Out Old Manchester Dam

Crews began tearing out the old Marion Street dam in downtown Manchester on Thursday. Large cranes were jackhammering away all afternoon as Taylor Construction started demolishing the old dam, which sits right by the Manchester Fareway. The dam, which no longer served a purpose, was once used to provide electricity to Manchester. It’s been a

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Hazleton Sale Draws People From Several States

HAZLETON, Iowa (AP) – An Amish collector’s sale of antique farming equipment has drawn prospective bidders from as far away as Canada to northeast Iowa. Bidders from several states, including Michigan, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania, traveled to Rudy and Sara Gingerich’s farm on Wednesday to view their collection of vintage threshers, which separate grain from

Jackson County Courthouse Gunman Committed Suicide

Authorities say the gunman who fired at the county assessor at the Jackson County Courthouse Tuesday committed suicide. The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner said in a news release that 71-year old Francis “Gus” Glaser died from a gunshot wound to his neck and head and that he’d killed himself. Jackson County Sheriff

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Manchester Man Sentenced for Making Meth

A Manchester man was recently sentenced for manufacturing methamphetamine. The Clayton County Attorney’s Office says 28-year old Larry Hicks Jr. received a 15-year prison sentence with a 5-year minimum. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office had received information on December 28th, 2013 that meth was being manufactured at a home in Edgewood. Authorities discovered a meth

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