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INDEPENDENCE – As the beginning of the 2017 Farmers Market season is right around the corner, potential vendors are being asked to plan on attending the upcoming vendor meeting on Tuesday, March 21 in the back room of Pizza Ranch in Independence.

IOWA CITY (AP) — A man has been given two years of probation for kicking a dog while working as a groomer in Iowa City.

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ELKADER - Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader hosted a standing room only crowd of hunters, landowners and area residents on Monday night who were there to learn about chronic wasting disease …

DES MOINES – Jennifer Jenks, 17, of Aurora was recently named one of Iowa’s top two youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young p…

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STANLEY - Pvt.2 Brandon J. McCann, of Stanley, and Pfc. Jesse J. Vizzini of Fayette were both part of more than 80 Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers recently recognized during a patching cerem…

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FAYETTE – Cases closed. Literally and figuratively.

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SUMNER - The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information concerning the shooting death of a Sumner man.

NDEPENDENCE – On the morning of Thursday, Feb. 9, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Independence Police responded to a suspicious male on the ground in the weeds and bushes at the dead end of th…

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INDEPENDENCE- An Hazleton man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of lascivious acts with a child. District Court Judge Linda Fangman sentenced Timothy Crow on Tuesday to a s…

Press Releases for week of Feb. 05 – Feb. 11, 2017

On 2/8/17 at 4:26 PM Fayette County Deputy’s arrested Samantha Kay Darling age 42 from West Union on a Fayette County warrant for fail to appear on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. D…

ABERDEEN, SD—Northern State’s women’s basketball team came out of the gates ready to play at home on Wednesday night and never looked back. Upper Iowa, the NSIC South Division seventh seed, struggled from the floor knocking down only 11 field goals in the game.

FAYETTE—The Upper Iowa Peacock men’s basketball team fought all the way to the end Wednesday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2017 NSIC/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament a…

FAIRBANK—Ten area players received recognition on the all-North Iowa Cedar League Eastern Division girls’ basketball squad for the 2016-2017 campaign.

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WEST DES MOINES—Kristin Meyer, a 2002 Oelwein High School graduate, will be coaching at next week’s girls’ state high school basketball tournament.

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OELWEIN - Oelwein students attended the BPA State Leadership Conference on Sunday, Feb. 19 – Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Des Moines.

OELWEIN - The Oelwein Area Historical Society recently participated in “An Evening With a Catalog” where one and all, nostalgically made a trip down memory-lane via a number of catalogs (Sears, Wards, Penneys and Aldens) from various decades.

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CEDAR FALLS – Grant applications can now be submitted to the Buchanan County Community Foundation for its 2017 grant cycle.

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BUCHANAN COUNTY - The Buchanan County Economic Development Commission (BCEDC) needed laptop computers and Rockwell Collins came to the rescue.

New Castle's Terry Grosetti stays true to core values

When it’s difficult to fit your job title on a business card, that immediately suggests you have an unusual job. I was the Manager of University-Owned Small Residences at Cornell University and that was the most challenging job of my entire career. The small residences I managed were university-owned fraternities, sororities and cooperatives.

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Dr. Tracy Vitale was nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award for her community contributions and role as mentor

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OELWEIN - The Oelwein Industrial Tech Department came to the rescue of a little girl who couldn’t write because of a broken arm.

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President-elect Donald Trump and his family attended a morning church service at St. John's Church near the White House Friday, hours before he was to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Jan. 20)

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Here are the top stories for Sunday, February 26: Suspected drunk driver plows into New Orleans crowd; Thousands of civilians flee Western Mosul; Transgender teenage boy wins Texas girls wrestling title; Amateur luge fans celebrate Russian holiday.

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New President Donald Trump declared on Friday that the balance of power has shifted "from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the American people" in his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

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INDEPENDENCE – As the beginning of the 2017 Farmers Market season is right around the corner, potential vendors are being asked to plan on attending the upcoming vendor meeting on Tuesday, March 21 in the back room of Pizza Ranch in Independence.

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OELWEIN—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering two personal interest classes in March at the Regional Academy for Math and Science (RAMS) / Oelwein Center at 1400 Technology Drive in Oelwein.

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INDEPENDENCE- Funding for Cities with Libraries in Buchanan County (CLBC) proved to be a hot button item the regular Buchanan County Supervisor meeting last week as the board considered whether or not to enter into a three-year fair share agreement with the CLBC. The board unanimously voted …

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DES MOINES - State Representative Bruce Bearinger from Oelwein shared some of his thoughts on the President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech.

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