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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Clayton County

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Clayton County

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a highly destructive insect that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Clayton and Jackson counties. Native to Asia, EAB is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees nationwide. The Bellevue discovery in Jackson County came after city staff alerted state officials

Bernard Elementary Closing Next School Year

An elementary school in Dubuque County will close next school year. The Western Dubuque School Board unanimously voted last night to close Bernard Elementary. The school has just 31 students, and the district says the declining enrollment makes it too costly to keep it open. Bernard’s students will attend Cascade Elementary starting next school year.

Linn County Authorities Warn of Phone Scam

Linn County residents are being warned about a phone scam. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says they have received several reports of residents receiving phone calls where the caller identifies themself as a Linn County Deputy Sheriff. The caller tells the victim that they failed to show up for jury duty or they’ve committed some

Weather Enthusiasts Encouraged to Become Certified Spotters

We’re all impacted by the weather, one way or another – but if you have a keen interest in the actions of Mother Nature, you should consider becoming an official weather spotter. Kelsey Angle, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says spotter training classes start next week at locations all across the

Two Injured in Buchanan-Fayette County Line Crash

Two people were injured in a crash on the Buchanan-Fayette county line Monday morning. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened shortly before 7:30 am on Highway 3 just north of Stanley. A van lost control while eastbound and rolled into the ditch. The vehicle was totaled. The driver, 40-year old Emily Nelson of

Delaware County Discusses Transportation Wish List with ECIA

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors met with the ECIA on Monday to talk about Regional Planning Affiliation 8’s long-range transportation plan. The RPA organizes and oversees the planning and development of the multi-modal transportation system using federal funds under the guidance of the State of Iowa. The ECIA’s Chandra Ravada and Dan Fox wanted

Area Meetings Today

The West Delaware School Board will hold a public hearing tonight on next school year’s calendar. Tonight’s meeting begins at 6 pm at the Lambert Elementary Commons. The Delaware County Board of Supervisors will meet at 1:15 pm today. Agenda items include: setting a public hearing date for the upcoming fiscal year’s proposed budget and

Student Artwork Welcome for “From the Farm to You” Calendar

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging students from Iowa to submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the “From the Farm to You” calendar. The calendars are distributed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship at the Iowa State Fair and include artwork that emphasizes the connection between the production of