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McGregor Trying to Return to Normal After Tornado

McGregor Trying to Return to Normal After Tornado

The town of McGregor is trying to get back to normal after a small tornado struck its historic downtown area last Wednesday night. McGregor Chamber President Katie Ruff says most of the downtown businesses have reopened. The EF-1 twister, with wind speeds of up to 110 miles an hour, hit McGregor’s Main Street. Two buildings

Anamosa Inmate Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Drugs into Prison

A prison inmate will spend more time behind bars for smuggling drugs into the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Tanner Meade pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges that he distributed marijuana to other Anamosa inmates. A Department of Corrections news release says Meade was sentenced to up to five more years in prison and that his

Elgin Man Wanted on Warrant Arrested in Allamakee County

A man wanted by authorities was arrested this week in Allamakee County. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 47-year old Scott Dilley of Elgin was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failing to comply with the sex offender registry. A warrant for his arrest was issued two weeks ago. Dilley is out of custody after

Teen Airlifted to Hospital after Fall at Backbone

A teen was airlifted to the hospital after falling at Backbone State Park earlier this week. According to our news partner KCRG, the 17-year old girl from Cedar Rapids was hiking Monday night when she fell from a bluff. The DNR says the girl suffered some broken bones, but is expected to recover.

Two Arrested after Arlington Altercation

Two people have been arrested after an altercation in Arlington. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to Madison Street around 11 o’clock Tuesday night. Deputies arrived to find a pickup truck had been T-boned by another pickup. They say one of the trucks was also vandalized. 42-year old Kenneth Taylor of Strawberry

Manchester Welcomes Central Iowa Bus Group

A bus group from Newton made a visit to Manchester on Tuesday. Delaware County Tourism welcomed 65 visitors to town with a tea party-themed bus tour downtown. They listened to a few retailers give presentations of their businesses, did some shopping, enjoyed lunch and dessert at The Bread Basket and took in Diane Blatt’s vintage

Local Officials Frustrated with Wrong NWS Flood Prediction

Local emergency management officials plan to meet with the National Weather Service to talk about improving flood forecasts. Last weekend, the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities predicted a flood crest of at least 23 feet for the Maquoketa River in Manchester. That prediction was near record levels. Delaware County 911 Coordinator Mike Corkery