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Unloaded Handgun Confiscated from Passenger’s Bag at Dubuque Airport

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Authorities at an eastern Iowa regional airport say they’ve confiscated an unloaded handgun from a passenger’s bag. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that the incident happened Friday morning at the Dubuque Regional Airport. Officials with the Transportation Security Administration say agents found the unloaded .22 caliber gun inside a carry-on

ISU Extension Explores Weed Resistance to Herbicides

Farmers have noticed that the herbicides they have been using for their crops have not been as effective as was the case in years past. The reason, is because many of the targeted weeds found in fields have been able to build up resistance to those herbicides. Iowa State University Extension crops specialist Joel DeJong

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St. Mary School Hires New Principal

St. Mary School in Manchester has hired a new principal. Maureen Albritton will replace Vicki Palmer, who resigned at the end of the school year for the principal position at Aquin Elementary in Cascade. In a letter to St. Mary’s families, the school board says Albritton has a wide background in education, serving as both


Nickelback To Perform At 2017 Great Jones County Fair

As the Great Jones County Fair continues in Monticello, a huge announcement was made during last night’s concert:  Nickelback will be performing at next year’s fair.  Nickelback burst on the scene in the late nineties and have been a mainstay on pop and rock radio with hits such as “Photograph”, “How You Remind Me”, and

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Durango Woman Accused Of Bilking Elderly Aunt

DURANGO, Iowa (AP) – A Durango, Iowa, woman has been charged with theft and elder abuse, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an aunt who had Alzheimer’s. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that 44-year-old Molly Bodish made an initial court appearance Wednesday and posted $5,000 bond. Dubuque police say they began investigating


Highway 20 Crash Sends One To Hospital

A Dyersville woman was taken to the hospital following an accident on Highway 20 Thursday afternoon.  The Iowa State Patrol says a car driven by 26 year old Taylor Lake of Epworth pulled onto Highway 20 from Bierman Road and was struck by a van driven by 26 year old Jessica Jenkins-Lee of Dyersville. Jenkins-Lee


CVG Plant To Close In Monona

MONONA, Iowa (AP) – Another eastern Iowa manufacturer has announced it will close its doors. Waterloo television station KWWL reports that Commercial Vehicle Group will close its plant in Monona, Iowa. The station says workers were told the news Tuesday. The company says there are 146 employees at the plant, and some will remain to

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Several Kayaks Stolen in Delhi Saturday Night

Authorities say several kayaks were stolen in Delhi over the weekend. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says four kayaks were taken from a home on 6th Street on Saturday night. The kayaks were all ten-feet sit-inside Sun Dolphins – one blue, one red, one tan and one green. This is the second reported boat theft


Low Voter Turnout for Lake Delhi Trustees Election

The Lake Delhi Trustees annual election was held Tuesday, with very low voter turnout. Just 16 voters participated, including one absentee voter. Two candidates were running for two positions on the board. The Delaware County Auditor’s Office says Bill Havertape received 15 votes and Todd Gifford received 11. The positions are each three-year terms. The