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Flexsteel Closing Dubuque Plant

Flexsteel will close its plant in Dubuque. Two-hundred-50 workers were notified Wednesday that the furniture plant would shut down in December 2017. Flexsteel executives say the plant dates back to 1897 and is “inefficient for manufacturing and costly to maintain”. Flexsteel’s president says the company hopes to find a new facility in the Dubuque area,

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Benton Co. Man Guilty In Girlfriend’s Death

A Benton County jury has found David Miller guilty of a lesser offense in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found beside a stolen truck in Miller’s driveway last year. Miller was convicted Wednesday of voluntary manslaughter in the Oct. 25 death of 25-year-old Sabrina Janish, of Shellsburg. Prosecutors had sought a first-degree

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Major Flooding Expected in Elkader and Garber

Heavy rain has led to flash flooding across several counties in northeast Iowa – and others downstream are preparing for the possibility of flooding over the next few days. The National Weather Service said Thursday that 1 to 2 inches an hour have fallen in some spots, and more thunderstorms are expected to produce another

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Just Another Reason “Dyersville Rocks”

The Dyersville community has been having fun with the simplest of things over the past few weeks… rocks. But not just any rocks… They’re painted, they’re hidden and then they’re posted on Facebook. It’s known as “Dyersville Rocks”. Dyersville business owner Heidi Huisman started the “Dyersville Rocks” craze after hearing about a similar group in

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Field Of Dreams Hearing Held At Keokuk Theatre

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court chose an appropriate setting for legal arguments about the Field of Dreams movie site – a theater. The court frequently holds oral arguments around the state and on Monday night took up a zoning dispute at the Grand Theatre in Keokuk. Gina Walker Fox, who was in

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Isaiah Sweet Re-sentenced; Has Chance For Parole

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – Isaiah Sweet has been re-sentenced to life in prison with a chance of parole. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports Judge Michael Shubatt last week re-sentenced Sweet, who had been serving a life sentence with no chance at parole. Sweet was convicted of fatally shooting his grandparents in Manchester in 2012, when

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DNR Investigating Fish Kill in Dubuque and Jones Counties

The DNR is investigating a fish kill that happened in Dubuque and Jones counties over the weekend. Environmental staff from the Manchester field office found manure runoff and dead fish along several miles of Whitewater Creek in Dubuque County on Sunday. On Monday, dead fish were found from southwest of Peosta downstream to the North

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Woman Arrested for Stealing Scooter from Manchester Walmart

Manchester Police have released information about an incident involving a stolen scooter from Walmart. Police say on August 27th, an officer pulled over a driver on an electric scooter cart on West Main Street. They discovered the scooter was stolen from the Manchester Walmart and that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. An

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It’s Homecoming Week!

West Delaware kicked off Homecoming Week Monday with “America Monday” with students dressing up in red, white, and blue. Student Council member Anna Thole tells about the theme for the rest of the week: Student Council member McKenna Coates says the hallways will be decorated with a movie theme: This year’s Homecoming King and Queen

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