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Widespread Interest in Vacant Delaware County Recorder Position

Widespread Interest in Vacant Delaware County Recorder Position

Delaware County officials are in the process of finding a new county recorder. Deb Peyton announced her retirement last month after working for the County for twenty-seven years. Her last day is June 30th, and the County is hoping to appoint someone to the position by July 1st. County Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs says there has


New Subdivision in Delhi

Delhi has a new subdivision. The Thompson Estates Subdivision offers thirteen shovel-ready lots on the north edge of Delhi. The subdivision sits within the city limits with all infrastructure in place. Delaware County Economic Development says the public/private partnership between the City of Delhi and Jim and Joni Thompson was celebrated by community leaders with

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Bomb Threat Shuts Down Eastern Iowa Airport

A bomb threat shut down the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids for two hours early Wednesday morning. Police were alerted by OnStar at 3 a.m. about a man claiming to have an explosive at the airport. A suspect was taken into custody a short time later near the airport, which was placed on lockdown.

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Albrecht Acres Opens Following May Fire

SHERRILL, Iowa (AP) – A special needs camp in Dubuque County has opened despite a fire last month that caused extensive damage to a main building. Fifty-five campers spent Tuesday participating in activities at Camp Albrecht Acres in Sherrill. Several rooms in the Kehl Center, where the May 13th fire occurred, were in use for

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Delaware County’s County Services Director Retiring

Delaware County’s County Services Director is retiring. Norm Wellman submitted his resignation to the County Board of Supervisors, which was approved at Monday’s board meeting. Wellman has served as County Services Director for the past twenty years. His job includes overseeing the County Water Department and serving as 911 Coordinator and Radio Communications Manager. His


Fire Damages Feed Mill at Carl’s Feed Store

Fire damaged a feed mill at Carl’s Feed Store in Manchester Tuesday morning. Manchester Fire Chief Mike Ryan says firefighters were called out to the business along East Main Street around 10 am. The fire, which was contained to the feed mill, was caused by an overheated bearing. Firefighters spent about an hour at the

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Lake Delhi Could Still Return by October 23

Lake Delhi officials says it’s possible they could still fill up the lake by October 23rd as originally planned – despite the temporary dam’s breach on Sunday afternoon. That’s Lake Delhi Trustees Board President Steve Leonard, who tells KMCH that he witnessed Sunday’s breach. He says his heart sank a little when he saw water

Delaware County Road/Bridge Projects Continue

Delaware County’s secondary roads crews are still working on C-64 between Manchester and Greeley. Crews are finishing up the last mile of highway working on foreslopes and shoulders. A preconstruction meeting for the paving project will be held this week, which should give the County a better idea of when paving work will begin. And

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