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Speed Trailer Up in Strawberry Point

Speed Trailer Up in Strawberry Point

If you’re driving through Strawberry Point this summer, you may get the chance to see how fast you’re traveling. The Strawberry Point Police Department says they will be utilizing the department’s speed trailer. You’ll notice the speed trailer at different locations around the town. It’s part of an effort to keep drivers at safe speeds

Survey Shows 94% of Manchester’s Drivers Buckling Up

Manchester Police participated in the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau’s “STEP” Program over the Memorial Day holiday in an effort to crack down on seatbelt use. “STEP” is A Special Traffic Enforcement Program conducted across the State of Iowa. Over the two week period, police were stationed at locations throughout Manchester watching for seatbelt use. Police

Dubuque County Teacher Set to Begin Trial in August

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) –  An August trial has been scheduled for an eastern Iowa high school teacher charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Court records say 46-year-old Dubuque resident Douglas Spahn has pleaded not guilty. His trial is set to begin Aug. 14 in Dubuque County. Court documents say Spahn told a Dubuque

Delhi City Park Home to New Tree Sculpture

If you’ve driven by the Delhi City Park recently, you may have noticed the new tree sculpture. The City says the tree had been dead for awhile. When they decided to cut it down, local resident Dave Fink approached the City with the idea of having a chainsaw artist sculpt the tree trunk into a

Manchester Lions Club Elects New Officers

The Manchester Lions Club elected new officers at their meeting on Tuesday night. Mary Ann Poynor has been elected Lions Club President, with Jeff Madlom moving to Past President. 1st Vice President will be Jane Hanson, with Les Carlson serving as 2nd Vice President. Tim Vick will serve as Secretary and Don Piegors as Treasurer.

Edgewood Semi Driver Injured in Highway 13 Accident

A semi driver from Edgewood was injured in an accident on Highway 13 in the Marion area Wednesday. It happened shortly before 6 am just south of Indian Creek Way. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says when emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found a semi and its trailer overturned in the highway’s southbound

Further Info Released on Manchester Restaurant Crash

Manchester Police have released further information about Monday’s accident, in which a vehicle crashed into the Sunset Family Restaurant on the west end of town. Police say the driver was 64-year old Joseph Axline Jr. of Manchester. The official accident report released Wednesday says around 4 pm, Axline pulled his SUV in front of the