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Absentee Voting Available for Delhi’s Special City Election

Absentee Voting Available for Delhi’s Special City Election

Absentee voting is still available for Delhi’s special city election.   The election will be held this Tuesday, with Rosanne Downs and Shawn Lee Wilson vying for an empty city council seat. The seat was left vacant by Paul Lechtenberg, who resigned from the council. The winner will fill Lechtenberg’s remaining term until the end

Manchester Hosting Fur Takers of America Convention

The Fur Takers of America are holding their annual convention in Manchester this week. The Fur Takers of America are a national organization of trappers and hunters from across the United States. Owen Hall of Central City says this is the second time they’re hosting their convention at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. The group educates

Waiting on Autopsy of Body Found in Wapsi River

Authorities are still waiting to find out the name of the person whose body was found in the Wapsi River last week. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says last Thursday, they received a 911 call about a deceased female body found in the river near the Cutshall River Access north of Jesup. Some people fishing

Share the Harvest Temporarily Suspending Operations

Share the Harvest will temporarily suspend its operation until next summer. The Manchester-based program distributes fresh produce to local residents who have limited access to fresh and healthy food. The program’s director, Robin Stone, announced Wednesday that the suspension would go into effect immediately. A reason for the hiatus wasn’t given. Share the Harvest has

Judge Orders Teacher’s Trial to be Moved Out of Linn County

MARION, Iowa (AP) – A judge has ordered that a trial will be moved out of Linn County for a kindergarten teacher accused of not reporting that a classroom volunteer sexually abused her students. Linn County District Court records say Diane Graham’s request was granted last week. Graham’s attorneys had cited extensive media coverage of

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 19

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Monday 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.   “Many parts of the state saw some needed rain last week, unfortunately it was accompanied by some

Iowa Hosts Mock Animal Disease Emergency Response Exercise

DES MOINES – Last week over 60 federal, state and local agency, academic and industry professionals met to participate in a mock animal disease emergency response exercise. The exercise was hosted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship with the support of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management.   “Unfortunately, Iowa saw firsthand

Authorities Identify Linn County Drowning Victim

Authorities have identified the man who drowned in Linn County on Friday. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says several law enforcement and rescue departments were called to the Cedar River near Mount Vernon on Friday afternoon for a report of a man falling into the river. First responders found 68-year-old Jeffery Fordyce, of Dike, unresponsive,