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Jochum Brings Manchester Residents’ Medicaid Concerns to Washington

Iowa Senate President Pam Jochum and two other legislators are in Washington, D.C. this week to raise “issues and concerns” about Governor Branstad’s plan to shift 560-thousand Iowa Medicaid patients into managed care plans. Jochum held a meeting in Manchester last week to gather feedback from area residents on the changes. She brought those concerns


Honors Given at Delaware County Pork Board Meeting

The Delaware County Pork Producers and Porkettes Association held their annual meeting at the Earlville Community Center on Tuesday night. Several awards were presented, with Dan Wheeler of Dan’s Earlville Locker receiving the Associate of the Year Award, Jim Koopman receiving the Hog Wild Award and John and Becky Ries honored with the Pork Achievement


Semi Crashes into Dyersville Business

A semi crashed into a Dyersville business Monday morning. It happened at Faust Millwork & Cabinetry on 6th Avenue on the northwest side of town around 6:30 am. Dyersville Police say a fully-loaded semi-tractor trailer that was parked at Steger Transport rolled out of the parking lot, crossed the street and rolled southbound into Faust


Two Iowans Dead after Flu Virus Escalates

Flu season has just begun and two Iowans have already died from the virus. Iowa Department of Public Health medical director Patricia Quinlisk says the deaths come as the state sees an escalation in flu cases. The two men lived in central Iowa and were between 41 and 60 years old. Around one-thousand Iowans died


Dyersville Christmas Giveaway Promotion Winners – Round One

The Dyersville Chamber has announced the first round of winners in its $2,000 Christmas Giveaway Promotion. They are Kevin Goedken of Worthington, Randy Brimeyer of Holy Cross, James Zehr of Dyersville, Jodi Boge of Worthington, Laurie Juran of Dyersville, Travis Boeckenstedt of Earlville and Ed Donovan of Cascade. There will be several rounds of winners


Delaware County Pork Board Offering “A Taste of Pork”

The Delaware County Pork Producers and Porkettes will host their annual taste-tasting event, “A Taste of Pork”, in Earlville tonight. All Delaware County residents are invited to bring a pork appetizer or dish, which will be sampled by everyone who attends. It’s free for everyone to attend. And Shirley Helmrichs, who serves with the Pork

Report Says Cascade Has Potential for Downtown Rehab

CASCADE, Iowa (AP) – A report from the Iowa Downtown Resource Center says downtown Cascade in eastern Iowa has great potential for rehabilitation, but some buildings need significant work. The Telegraph Herald reported Tuesday that the downtown assessment report says the city is a unique community with its ties to Major League Baseball Hall of


West Union Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – A West Union sex offender has pleaded guilty to federal gun charges. The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports that 30-year-old Thomas Andrew Cannon pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District court in Cedar Rapids to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces a $250,000 fine


Man Accused Of Beating Woman In Her Elkader Home

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A 25-year-old man has been accused of severely beating a woman at her home inĀ Elkader. The Elkader Police Department said Monday it has an arrest warrant on a charge of attempted murder for the Pella man. Clayton County Attorney Alan Heavens says the man is in custody in Wisconsin and authorities


Santorum Bringing Campaign Back to Manchester

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be back in Manchester this week. The former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania will meet with area residents at the Manchester Pizza Ranch on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. This will be Santorum’s second visit to Manchester during this campaign – he made