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Popular Archery Shoot Returning to Volga River State Rec Area

Popular Archery Shoot Returning to Volga River State Rec Area

Around one-thousand archers from Iowa and other parts of the Midwest will visit Volga River State Recreation Area in northeast Iowa this weekend for the Rinehart R100. The Rinehart R100, considered “the best archery shoot in the world,” is returning to Volga River State, hosts the event in partnership with the Iowa DNR. The two

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Retiring Optometrist Merges with Dyersville Eye Clinic

  A Dyersville eye doctor has retired after four decades of serving the community. Dr. Paul Ahern of Midwest Optometric Associates said goodbye to his patients on Thursday during an open house at his business. Ahern says forty years came and went pretty quickly. Ahern joined the optometry practice of Dr. Robert Henkels in 1976, who started his practice


Over 400 Cars Cruise Throughout Delaware County

It was a busy weekend in Manchester with the Country Cruisers Car Cruise events and the Chamber’s second annual Bacon-N-Hops Festival. Local residents got a chance to sample some bacon goodies and craft beer at Bacon-N-Hops Saturday afternoon. Chamber Director Jessica Pape says they had about a dozen vendors offering samples. Chamber President Chris Cruse


Two Injured in Linn County Collision

Several Jones County residents were involved in a two-vehicle collision in Mount Vernon Saturday night. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a car stopped at the intersection of Highway 1 and North Washington Street was rear-ended by a pickup truck. Authorities say the driver of the car, 69-year old Valen Gregor of Martelle and his


Motorcyclist Killed in Crash North of Center Point

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash north of Center Point Friday morning. It happened on I-380 a little after 11 am. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a southbound motorcycle hit a stationary Iowa DOT crash attenuator, which was being pulled by a maintenance vehicle. It was being used to divert traffic from the


Linn County Proposes Bond Issue for Water Quality Improvements

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Linn County supervisors have placed a proposed $40 million bond issue on the November ballot that would pay for water quality improvements and other projects to benefit parks and the environment. Our news partner KCRG-TV9 reports it would take a 60 percent super-majority to approve the measure, which would fund