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Extension Election Coming Up

Extension Election Coming Up

When voters head to the polls on November 4th, they’ll also have the opportunity to elect five members of the Delaware County Extension Council. The five candidates on this year’s ballot include Sharon Bacon of Delhi, Patty Conrad of Manchester, Jill Knipper of Hopkinton, Bruce Nieman of Manchester and Sue Willie of Manchester. Bacon, Conrad,


Two Fires in Greeley Area Monday

More details have been released about the two fires that broke out in the Greeley area Monday. Greeley Fire Chief Dave Pierschbacher says firefighters were first called to a shop fire at the Jim Rave residence along 227th Avenue northwest of Greeley around 11 am. The shop sustained about ten-thousand dollars in damage. While firefighters

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Fayette County Man Arrested for Seriously Injuring Child

A Fayette County man has been arrested for seriously injuring a child. The Sheriff’s Office was notified Friday of a boy who had come to school with suspicious injuries. After investigating, authorities arrested 37-year old Kenneth Becker, Jr. of Hawkeye. Becker faces a felony charge of Child Endangerment Causing Serious Injury. If convicted, he could


Wisconsin Couple Sentenced For Making Meth In Clayton County

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 34-year-old Jesse Lutz and 32-year-old Shara Lutz previously faced harsher sentences because their 7-year-old son lived in the home. The couple from


Bessey Sworn In as President of Iowa Mortgage Association

A Manchester banker was recently sworn in as president of the Iowa Mortgage Association. Linda Bessey from Community Savings Bank will lead the association, which is dedicated to the preservation, progress and improvement of mortgage lending in the state. As president, Bessey will be responsible for leading a team of individuals who are dedicated to


Clayton County Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Child

A Clayton County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison sexually abusing a child. The Clayton County Attorney’s Office says 64-year old Donald Spragg of Farmersburg had been convicted of two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child. The incidents that prompted the charges occurred from September


Four Injured in Rollover South of Alburnett

Four people were injured in a rollover south of Alburnett Friday afternoon. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on North Alburnett Road north of White Road shortly after 3:30 pm. They say a northbound car lost control and went into the west ditch, rolling over and landing on its roof. The driver, 18-year

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Corkery Retiring as Western Dubuque Superintendent

The Western Dubuque School District will be looking for a new leader for next year… Superintendent Jeff Corkery announced his retirement this week. Corkery Retiring 1 Corkery led the Western Dubuque School District through a number of changes over the past nine years, and he says he’s proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish.


Manchester Extends MREP Center Agreement with NICC and Upper Iowa

The City of Manchester is extending their agreement with NICC and Upper Iowa on the MREP Center. The Manchester Regional Education Partnership center, which is located in the same building as Dupaco in Manchester, is a collaboration between the three entities. Since opening three years ago, it has offered a state-of-the-art computer lab and classroom

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