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New Iowa Travel Guide Features Grant Wood

New Iowa Travel Guide Features Grant Wood

The 2016 edition of the Iowa Travel Guide is now out with 174 pages of tourism tidbits for those planning a trip this year across the land between two rivers. Jessica O’Riley, spokeswoman for the Iowa Tourism Office, says it’s a wonderful resource for Iowans and non-Iowans alike. The travel guide is supplemented with what


Central City Man Injured in ATV Crash

A Central City man was injured in an ATV crash Saturday afternoon. It happened along the Wapsipinicon River area northwest of Central City and south of Paris Road shortly before 3 pm. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year old Chad Meyers collided with a low tree branch while riding his ATV. Meyers was airlifted

Study to Look at Effects of Clayton County Sand Mine Expansion

GUTTENBERG, Iowa (AP) – Clayton County officials have commissioned a study to determine the environmental and aesthetic effects of a proposed expansion of a northeast Iowa silica sand mine. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that Pattison Sand Co. has petitioned the county to rezone 746 acres of agricultural land along Great River Road to heavy


Man Seriously Injured in Linn County Shooting

A man was injured in a shooting in Linn County early Saturday morning. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and Atkins emergency personnel responded to a report of a domestic disturbance with shots fired at 1414 Sisley Grove Road Northwest shortly before 3:30 am. Upon arriving, they found a 44-year old man at the

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Manchester Officially Turns 150 Years Old

Manchester officially turned 150 years old on Friday. The city was incorporated on February 5th, 1866. Manchester Mayor Milt Kramer says businessmen James Dyer and William Chesterman acquired and developed the land in 1854, with the goal to extend the Dubuque and Pacific Railroad. And in those early days, Manchester wasn’t known as Manchester… it


Discussion Over Delaware County Tourism Director Position

Officials are trying to figure out the best way to fill the vacant Delaware County Tourism Director position. Paula Hargrafen recently resigned as part-time director. The City of Manchester and Delaware County are discussing ideas on replacing Hargrafen, including possibly making the position full-time. City officials had presented the idea of the City and County

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McGee Barr Grants Awarded to Area Charities

The Greater Delaware County Community Foundation is providing around 50-thousand dollars to nearly a dozen local organizations and charities. The funds for these programs come from money left to the foundation by Garrett McGee and they are targeted to help the poor and needy of Delaware County. The money is being split up among the

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Remembering Former State Senator Tom Hancock

One of the area’s greatest public servants was laid to rest today. Epworth resident and Dubuque County Supervisor Tom Hancock passed away after an apparent heart attack over the weekend, just a few days shy of 68th birthday. Hancock will be remembered for his decades of service with the Epworth Fire Department, serving as chief