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OELWEIN — The West Charles viaduct will be completely closed to all traffic beginning Tuesday, March 21, and will remain closed for approximately 30 days.

OELWEIN - The Oelwein Community School Board of Education decided to wait on making a decision on the final plan for the Phase II Facility Initiative, which involves creating safe and secure entrances, more office space, and more handicapped accessibility throughout the District.

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CLAYTON CO. - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has closed the book on its 2016 chronic wasting disease monitoring effort that collected 4,879 tissue samples from wild deer with 12 samples testing positive for the disease. Test results are pending on deer from a handful of count…

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FAIRBANK - The 2017 Iowa Poultry Queen has been announced.  Emily Martins, 18, of Fairbank, was awarded the crown on Feb. 24.  

BUCHANAN CO. – The Buchanan County Supervisors have petitioned Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Legislature to address the failings of the Master Matrix to protect the air, water, health, …

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 …

On March 12th, 2017 at approximately 7:16 AM, Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch at the 3000 block of Golden Road. Upon further investigation it was found that 19 year old Madeline Trumm of Elgin, was driving a red 2002 GMC Envoy South South East on G…

On Wednesday, March 1, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Michaela Ann Graves, 56, of Hazleton, for Driving while license suspended (simple misdemeanor) and failure to have SR22 insur…

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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…

AMES – Iowa State senior Deonte Burton will attend the 2017 Portsmouth Invitational April 12-15 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Team rosters, with eight teams making up the field, will be announced in the near future for the senior showcase.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the tested Badgers aren’t a typical No. …

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first three days of this year’s NCAA Tournament lacked the drama and multitude of upsets the previous few tournaments had, more March Meh-ness than madness.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Purdue needed him the most, when the Boilermakers were on the brink of a heartbreaking loss, Caleb “Biggie” Swanigan lived up to his nickname — over and over again.

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CEDAR FALLS—The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball program is set to take on the DePaul Blue Demons Friday in the NCAA Tournament. The game will tip off at 11 a.m. CDT in Starkvill…

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OELWEIN — The Oelwein City Council adopted the city’s budget for fiscal year 2018 at Monday night’s proceedings. City Administrator Dylan Mulfinger explained the city’s tax asking remains steady at 18.12123, noting a small decrease from the current year, which stands at 18.12362. Property ta…

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OELWEIN — Have you ever driven by an old house and thought, “If I had the money I could fix that place up to be a nice home for somebody.” Those in the business of house flipping may find a new lending program appealing, that is being made available in Oelwein.

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BUCHANAN CO. - Spring has arrived and many of us are ready to get outside and move around after too many weeks of winter weather. Business Jellies have returned with the robins and this is your excuse to get out of the office and join with others 9-Noon, March 15 at the Stanley Fire Station.

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OELWEIN — Arnold Motor Supply held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday morning, putting the final touch on the new building on Rock Island Road south of Jo-Jo’s Dairy Queen. The store carries a full line of automotive parts, accessories and paint and features a full machine shop, as well.

OELWEIN - The Oelwein Police Department and the Office of the Building Inspector will hold two informational meetings on Wednesday, March 15. Both meetings will be held at the Police Department at 501 Rock Island Rd.

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The author whose book inspired new movie "The Lost City of Z" explains how his love of Sherlock Holmes led him to follow in the Amazonian footsteps of Edwardian explorer Percy Fawcett. (March 23)

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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.

HAZLETON - Today, Tuesday, March 14, is National Learn about Butterflies Day. Mayors in the Buchanan County cities of Aurora, Brandon, Independence, Lamont, Quasqueton, Rowley, and Winthrop recently pledged their support to the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, increasin…

OELWEIN—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering three 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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