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New Warden Appointed at Anamosa State Penitentiary

A new warden was appointed Friday to lead the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Iowa Department of Corrections Director Jerry Bartruff recommended William Sperfslage take over as Warden of the Anamosa State Penitentiary, where he got his start 36 years ago. The Anamosa State Pen houses up to 1,000 of the state’s “high risk” offenders, many of

Garnavillo’s Only Grocery Stores Closes

GARNAVILLO, Iowa (AP) – A small city in eastern Iowa has bid farewell to a grocery store that had been the community’s only market for the past four decades. The Telegraph Herald reports that longtime customers stopped by Bob’s Food Store in Garnavillo on Wednesday to say their goodbyes and offer well wishes to owners


Manchester Woman Involved in Highway 20 Crash

A Manchester woman was taken to the hospital following an accident along Highway 20 near Delaware Thursday afternoon. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 88-year old Edith Raus of Manchester was driving eastbound when she began to change lanes. A semi, which was in the lane next to her, made contact with the front left


West Delaware Celebrates Homecoming

West Delaware is celebrating Homecoming this week… After a week of dress-up days and activities, the school week wrapped up with the annual Homecoming parade through Manchester. This year’s Grand Marshal was Wilma Billhorn of Manchester. Billhorn, who has served as a paraeducator at West Delaware for seven years, tells KMCH it was a honor. This year’s


Deere Reaches Tentative Agreement with UAW Workers

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) – Deere & Co. says it has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union, which represents 10,000 Deere employees. The Moline-based manufacturer of farm equipment and other motorized gear announced the agreement Thursday. The new contract replaces a six-year contract that expired Wednesday at midnight. The new contract is

Elkader One of Four Towns Named All-Star Community

Elkader is one of four communities in the state recognized as an All-Star Community. The Iowa League of Cities recognizes communities in the state for their outstanding work in launching programs to make themselves shine. The communities are considered to be inovative in areas such as urban renewal, development, preservation, collaborative efforts and quality of

Arlington Community Center Rendering

Arlington Plans Ribbon-Cutting for New Community Center

ARLINGTON, Iowa—The City of Arlington invites the public to a ribbon-cutting celebration on Sunday, Oct. 11, 1 – 3 p.m., to commemorate the completion of the new Arlington Community Center, at 853 Main Street. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the new building, enjoy refreshments and listen to a brief program at 2 p.m.,

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Dyersville Showcasing Available Storefronts on Tour

You’ll have the chance to tour some of Dyersville’s vacant stores tonight. The Second Annual Available Store Front Tour gives the public an inside look at some of the vacant business buildings in town. The Dyersville Chamber hopes the tour will inspire someone who wants to start their own business and fill these storefronts. The