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Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Donating Used Vehicle to RMC

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is donating a used vehicle to Regional Medical Center. RMC paramedic Spencer Vandevoorde contacted Sheriff John LeClere a few months ago asking if they had a vehicle with a partition that Regional Medical Center could use to transport voluntary committal patients to hospitals. Vandevoorde says mental health is an issue.


Rockwell Collins Plans to Reduce Workforce

Rockwell Collins has plans to reduce its workforce across the company. Spokesman Josh Baynes tells our news partner KCRG-TV9 the reductions started on October 1st and will continue through the rest of the fiscal year, which ends next September. Baynes says the company will reduce its workforce through layoffs and retirements. The actual number of


Petersburg’s New Home is “The Big House”

  There’s a new hangout in Petersburg. The Big House opened this summer in the former Detour building. The Detour was a popular family-friendly restaurant and bar where the Petersburg community gathered for decades. But when it changed owners several years ago, it lost that family-friendly feel – and it eventually closed, sitting vacant for the


Local Farmers Get Good Start on Harvest

Most local farmers have gotten a good start on the corn harvest over the past couple weeks. This week’s USDA Iowa Crop and Weather Report shows that 19-percent of corn and 43-percent of soybeans have been harvested – statewide, that’s about three days behind last year. Alan Atwater farms southwest of Manchester. Michael Sperfslage, who farms

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West Delaware Middle School Selling Magazines for Fundraiser

West Delaware Middle School students are holding their annual magazine sale fundraiser right now. The sale kicked off last Friday and will run through next week. Eighth graders Natalie Kehrli and Jacob Wenger says along with magazines, there are also other items you can purchase. The money raised from the magazine sales directly benefits the