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West Union Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

West Union Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – A West Union sex offender has pleaded guilty to federal gun charges. The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports that 30-year-old Thomas Andrew Cannon pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District court in Cedar Rapids to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces a $250,000 fine


Man Accused Of Beating Woman In Her Elkader Home

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A 25-year-old man has been accused of severely beating a woman at her home in Elkader. The Elkader Police Department said Monday it has an arrest warrant on a charge of attempted murder for the Pella man. Clayton County Attorney Alan Heavens says the man is in custody in Wisconsin and authorities


Santorum Bringing Campaign Back to Manchester

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be back in Manchester this week. The former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania will meet with area residents at the Manchester Pizza Ranch on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. This will be Santorum’s second visit to Manchester during this campaign – he made

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Man Murdered in Linn County Motel Stabbing

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A 47-year-old man has been charged with murder in the stabbing of another man at a motel on the western outskirts of Cedar Rapids. Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner says in a news release that officers and medics were sent to the Ced-Rel Motel along U.S. Highway 30 a little


Iowa Ranks 6th in Number of Organic Farms

Iowa is one of the top producers of organic crops and livestock, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There were 612 organic farms in Iowa in 2014, when the U.S.D.A. conducted the recently released survey. That places Iowa 6th among the 50 states. California, by far, has the most organic farms, followed


Improve Tractor Efficiency and Cut Fuel Costs

AMES, Iowa — A new publication, Farm Energy: Case Studies – Techniques to improve tractor energy efficiency and fuel savings(PM 3063D), is now available for download in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store. This publication is part of the Farm Energy: Case Study series and outlines ways for farmers and ranchers to improve

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Manchester Police Warn Residents of Phone Scam

The Manchester Police Department is warning residents of a phone scam. The police department says a number of residents have received calls from someone claiming to be Bank of America. The caller asks the resident for their credit card number. Manchester Police say this is a scam and you should warn your friends and family.


Officials Investigating Clayton County Auditor’s Absence

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A Clayton County official met with an Iowa Attorney General’s Office investigator to discuss the county auditor’s continued absence. The Telegraph Herald reports Gary Bowden, chairman of the county supervisors, and the investigator discussed Dennis Freitag Friday. Freitag has been out of his office since the end of June. The auditor says that