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Linn County Fairgrounds Dedicate New Building

Linn County Fairgrounds Dedicate New Building

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa (AP) – Linn County Fair leaders celebrated the opening of a new building at the fairgrounds in Central City on Sunday. The Lynn Dunn Memorial Building is dedicated to Lynn Dunn, a Marion man who worked at the fairgrounds before passing away from a heart attack in 2008. Lynn’s son, Ryan, says


Animal Neglect Investigation Near Arlington

Authorities searched a property near Arlington on Thursday morning to investigate a report of possible animal neglect. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says deputies obtained a search warrant after receiving the tip and searched the property at 5965 I Avenue. Deputies found five horses that were very thin and malnourished. Four of the horses belonged


Bond Doubled For Fayette County Man In Attempted Murder Case

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – Bond has been doubled for a man accused of trying to hit police officers with a vehicle in northern Iowa. Fayette County Attorney Wayne Saur made the request in court Wednesday to raise Abel Quijas Junior’s bond to $500,000 cash only. Quijas’ defense attorney, Melissa Anderson-Seeber, did not challenge it.


Colesburg Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

COLESBURG, Iowa (AP) – A northeast Iowa man faces several charges following a police chase in Dubuque. Dubuque police say 30-year-old Aaron Weipert of Colesburg was arrested early Tuesday following a chase on the city’s west side. A criminal complaint says officials had attempted to stop a white van linked to an earlier crime when


Tour Available Store Fronts in Dyersville

The town of Dyersville currently has nine empty store fronts, and the Dyersville Chamber is holding a special public event with hopes of getting them filled. The public is invited to tour those nine available store fronts during a Store Front Tour on Thursday night. Chamber Director Karla Thompson says maybe seeing the store buildings


Sherretts Elected Oelwein Mayor

Residents of Oelwein went to the polls yesterday to elect a new mayor…and chose the candidate that the city council appointed to fill the vacant position earlier this year. City Council member and mayor pro-tem Peggy Sherretts received 53.4% of the total 1329 votes cast. June Griffith and Ryan DeHaven finished second and third, with


Special Election for Oelwein Mayor Position

It’s an early election day today in the town of Oelwein as residents are choosing from three candidates to fill the open mayor’s position. The post came up for grabs when the 36-year-old former mayor Jason Manus resigned in August after being arrested over accusations of sexual abuse involving two young girls. Manus has pleaded


More Public Meetings about Delaware County Jail Project

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office will hold several more public meetings over the next week so county residents can learn more about the proposed jail project. The upcoming meetings are scheduled for this Tuesday night at Colesburg Community Center, this Thursday night at the Masonville Fire Department, and next Tuesday, October 14th at the Delaware


Fire Prevention Week: Test Your Smoke Alarms Every Month

It’s Fire Prevention Week – and Manchester Fire Chief Mike Ryan has an interesting statistic for you. Fire Prev 0 This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”. According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in

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