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Man Injured in Accidental Shooting Near Arlington

Man Injured in Accidental Shooting Near Arlington

A man was accidentally shot near Arlington over the weekend. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says one of their deputies was flagged down just north of Arlington near 90th Street and W-51 on Saturday morning. A passenger in the vehicle had suffered a gunshot wound to his ankle. The deputy performed first aid to the man,

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – April 24

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “Fields started to dry as the week progress and more widespread corn planting started to get underway. We now

Annual Hawkeye Day for Camp Courageous

Campers from Camp Courageous in Monticello got the chance to spend a day with the Iowa Hawkeye football team on Saturday. It was the Annual Hawkeye Day for Camp Courageous. This year, the event was held at the new football facility next to Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Campers enjoyed lunch, a tour of the

Monticello and Peosta Companies Awarded State Funding for Expansions

Two local companies in Monticello and Peosta have been awarded funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board. ORBIS Corporation in Monticello has received tax benefits from the High Quality Jobs Program for a four-point-seven million dollar capital investment. The company plans to construct an addition to its existing manufacturing plant. It will consolidate warehousing

Dubuque County Fair Announces Friday Concert Act

The Dubuque County Fair has announced one of its concerts for fair week. A Thousand Horses will perform on Friday night, July 28th with special guest, The Zac Matthews Band. The up-and-coming country band’s single, “Smoke”, hit Number One. They were also recently nominated for the ACM’s New Vocal or Duo Group of the Year.

Judge: Killer of Farley Native Competent to Stand Trial

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A judge has ruled that the man accused of raping and killing a Farley native in Dubuque in 2015 is competent to stand trial. The Telegraph Herald reports that Judge Monica Ackley said Wednesday that Helmon Betwell can be tried on murder and other charges. Prosecutors say he attacked 66-year-old Nancy

Family Accused of Weighting Down Peosta Teen with Chain

PEOSTA, Iowa (AP) – The parents of a Peosta teen, along with the boy’s uncle, have been accused of having the repeat runaway wear a chain belt attached to a weight. Court records say Cynthia Kobusch and her husband, Michael Kobusch, and her brother, Jeffrey Merfeld, have been charged with child endangerment. The records say

Funke Celebrates 25 Years At Del-Clay

An Edgewood family recently celebrated 25 years in business.  Jay Funke, who took over Del-Clay Farm Equipment in 1992, says he’s seen many changes in that time: Funke anticipates those changes to continue, and says his business will continue to keep up: Originally opening in 1947, the business has served several generations: Funke has lived