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HazMat Crews Respond to Spill in Elkader

HazMat Crews Respond to Spill in Elkader

You may have noticed several Hazmat crews making their way through Manchester Tuesday. A few of listeners contacted us to find out why Linn County Hazmat trucks were driving through town with their lights and sirens flashing. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says the Hazmat crews were on their way to Elkader to respond to

No Explosive Device Found at Anamosa High School

Authorities say they have not found an explosive device at Anamosa High School. The school was evacuated Monday afternoon after staff received information about a reported bomb threat in the building. Bomb technicians and a bomb-sniffing K-9 from the Marion Police Department searched the school, but Anamosa Police said in a press release Tuesday that they

Philgreen Hired as New Delaware Co. Tourism Director

Delaware County has a new tourism director. Caryssa Philgreen of Manchester has been hired for the part-time position. Philgreen is a 2013 West Delaware graduate and will graduate from Iowa State this year with a major in Events Management. Philgreen will begin her duties on May 15th. She replaces Janet Klostermann, who recently resigned. Delaware

Manchester Camp Courageous Garage Sale Opens Today

The Camp Courageous Garage Sale opens for the season in Manchester today. This is the 41st year for the sale, which is held at 913 East Main Street each April through October. Over fifty volunteers run the sale, which is the camp’s largest fundraiser. Local residents are welcome to donate items to the sale or

Saturday Night Tornado Confirmed in Jones County

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Jones County on Saturday night. Crews surveyed damage in the west-central part of the county on Monday. They say a tornado touched down shortly before 9 pm about four miles northeast of Anamosa just east of Highway 151. The tornado was on the

Update: Name Released of Bicyclist Found Dead in Dubuque County

Authorities have released the name of the bicyclist who was found dead in Dubuque County Sunday morning. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year old Paul Gorrell of Dubuque apparently died of natural causes. Gorrell had been riding his bike in the 12000 block of North Cascade Road near Stonybrook Hill Children’s Zoo. Authorities say

Anamosa High School Evacuated for Possible Bomb Threat

Anamosa High School was evacuated Monday afternoon for a possible bomb threat. Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver tells KMCH that authorities were called to the school around 12:45 pm after school officials received information about a possible explosive device in the building. High school students and staff were immediately evacuated from the school grounds. Anamosa

Severe Storms Bring Hail; High Wind To Area Saturday Night

Severe weather made its way through eastern Iowa Saturday night, bringing with it hail, high winds and a brief tornado warning.  The National weather Service issued a tornado warning for the southwest corner of Delaware, Southeast Buchanan, and Northern Linn Counties shortly before 8pm due to rotation being detected by radar. Although there were no