Author Archives: Mike Johnson

UNI’s Jacobson Gets Extension

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson has been given a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Panthers through 2027. Jacobson just completed his 11th season at Northern Iowa. He has a school-record 234 wins and has led Northern Iowa to eight consecutive top-four finishes in the Missouri Valley

No Cell Phones Backstage At The Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Oscars people have come up with new rules to prevent another foul-up like the one at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. But, really, the rules aren’t much different from the ones you’d have when handling any important job: pay attention. Film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the PwC accountants

Unemployment Down In Northeast Iowa

February unemployment figures have been released and show a moderate decrease in the unemployment rate in Northeast Iowa. Here in Delaware County, the rate was 3.7 percent in February. That’s down from 4.4 percent in January and 4.2 percent a year ago.  Buchanan County saw a drop from 5.3 percent in January to 4 percent

New Bill Could Reduce Lake Delhi Dam Cost

A bill making its way through the legislature may reduce the cost for repairs at Lake Delhi. The dam on the Maquoketa River that created the lake was washed away by flooding in 2010. The “Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District” issued bonds to pay for a new dam. The bill that’s

FFDC Awards Nearly $100,000 To Delaware County Nonprofits

The Foundation for the Future of Delaware County (FFDC) granted $97,875 to 35 Delaware County nonprofit groups for the 2017 grant year. These grants were possible, because more than 10 years ago the Iowa Legislature assisted in creating Qualified County Community Foundations through the Endow Iowa Program. Endow Iowa is a 25% state tax credit

West Delaware Early Bird Track Meet Results

TEAM RESULTS FOR WEST DELAWARE BOY’S EARLY BIRD – VARSITY – MALE 1 Lisbon 149.50 2 Nfv 84.50 3 Hudson 79.00 4 Maquoketa Valley 73.00 5 West Delaware 72.00 6 Oelwein 47.00 7 Maquoketa 31.00 8 Independence 21.00 9 Central Elkader 16.00 10 Easton Valley 8.00 100M DASH – FINALS – HEAT 5 1 Zak