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Hopkinton Fire Trains for Grain Bin Rescue

Hopkinton Fire Trains for Grain Bin Rescue

The Hopkinton Fire Department spent their Monday night training for a grain bin rescue. Fire officials say with the approaching harvest season, they wanted to make sure all the members of their department could work together and be able to quickly and efficiently perform a successful rescue.     (photos courtesy of Hopkinton Fire and

Change in Hours at Manchester Aquatic Center

As summer winds down, the hours at the Manchester Aquatic Center will be changing. Manchester Parks and Rec Director Doug Foley says new hours go into effect this Wednesday. Foley says the change in pool hours is due to staff shortages. Foley says even with the combination of unseasonably cool and very hot days, the

Update: Delaware County Road and Bridge Projects

The 220th Avenue Bridge in Delaware County could be open to traffic as soon as this week. Delaware County Engineer Anthony Bardgett says Taylor Construction is finishing up final grading of the slopes and seeding this week. Meanwhile, on the 195th Street Paving Project, Top Grade Excavating finished work on the bridge approach last week.

Hazleton Man Airlifted after Collision Near Fairbank

A Hazleton man was airlifted after a two-vehicle collision east of Fairbank Friday afternoon. It happened on Highway 281 at the intersection of W-13. The Iowa State Patrol says a westbound motorcycle tried passing a truck that slowed down to turn south onto W-13. The motorcycle struck the driver’s side door of the truck. The

Dubuque County Woman Crowned Iowa State Fair Queen

A Dubuque County woman was crowned the Iowa State Fair Queen on Saturday night. 19-year old Jacqueline Ehrlich of Holy Cross was chosen from 103 contestants. She is a Beckman Catholic High School graduate. Other local contestants include Madalynn Burke of Delaware County, Baylee Kleitsch of Buchanan County, Mackenzie Vlazny of Clayton County, Rachel Schmitt

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 14

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “As the dry weather continues we see the portion of Iowa in drought continuing to expand and crop

Motorcyclist Injured in Linn County Crash

A motorcyclist was injured in an accident in Linn County Friday, August 11th. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle attempted to make a U-turn in the 7000 block of Ely Road. The vehicle, driven by 38 year old Barry G. Randall of Marion, struck a northbound motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle,