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Nickelback To Perform At 2017 Great Jones County Fair

Nickelback To Perform At 2017 Great Jones County Fair

As the Great Jones County Fair continues in Monticello, a huge announcement was made during last night’s concert:  Nickelback will be performing at next year’s fair.  Nickelback burst on the scene in the late nineties and have been a mainstay on pop and rock radio with hits such as “Photograph”, “How You Remind Me”, and

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Durango Woman Accused Of Bilking Elderly Aunt

DURANGO, Iowa (AP) – A Durango, Iowa, woman has been charged with theft and elder abuse, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an aunt who had Alzheimer’s. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that 44-year-old Molly Bodish made an initial court appearance Wednesday and posted $5,000 bond. Dubuque police say they began investigating


Highway 20 Crash Sends One To Hospital

A Dyersville woman was taken to the hospital following an accident on Highway 20 Thursday afternoon.  The Iowa State Patrol says a car driven by 26 year old Taylor Lake of Epworth pulled onto Highway 20 from Bierman Road and was struck by a van driven by 26 year old Jessica Jenkins-Lee of Dyersville. Jenkins-Lee


CVG Plant To Close In Monona

MONONA, Iowa (AP) – Another eastern Iowa manufacturer has announced it will close its doors. Waterloo television station KWWL reports that Commercial Vehicle Group will close its plant in Monona, Iowa. The station says workers were told the news Tuesday. The company says there are 146 employees at the plant, and some will remain to

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Several Kayaks Stolen in Delhi Saturday Night

Authorities say several kayaks were stolen in Delhi over the weekend. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says four kayaks were taken from a home on 6th Street on Saturday night. The kayaks were all ten-feet sit-inside Sun Dolphins – one blue, one red, one tan and one green. This is the second reported boat theft


Low Voter Turnout for Lake Delhi Trustees Election

The Lake Delhi Trustees annual election was held Tuesday, with very low voter turnout. Just 16 voters participated, including one absentee voter. Two candidates were running for two positions on the board. The Delaware County Auditor’s Office says Bill Havertape received 15 votes and Todd Gifford received 11. The positions are each three-year terms. The


Man Accused of Trying to Kill Mother Sentenced to Prison

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A 25-year-old Pella man accused of trying to kill his mother at her Elkader home has been given 45 years in prison. Brandon Thoma was sentenced Tuesday. Thoma pleaded guilty to attempted murder, burglary, theft, and assault on a jailer. Police say he broke into Theresa Thoma’s home Nov. 10, punched


Loss of Control Likely Cause in 2014 Dubuque Plane Crash

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Federal investigators say the loss of airplane control in bad weather likely caused a 2014 crash that killed a Dubuque physician who was running for the U.S. Senate. The National Transportation Safety Board report says no mechanical problems with the plane were found to have caused the Oct. 13, 2014, accident


Local Students Raise Money for Music Education

A group of students from area high schools received the chance of a lifetime by performing on stage with Foreigner at the Delaware County Fair. The students united to donate the money they received from Foreigner’s CD sales to help an organization dedicated to improving children’s lives through music education. Hungry for Music is an

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Former Teacher Given Probation For Sex With Student

CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) – A former teacher in northwest Iowa has been given five years of probation and a suspended 10-year prison term for having a sexual relationship with a student. Court records say Chad Osler, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse after prosecutors dropped two related charges. At his sentencing Monday he also