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A 16 Work Might Begin on Tuesday (Audio)

A 16 Work Might Begin on Tuesday (Audio)

Tentatively beginning Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Denco Highway Construction Corp. will be performing road maintenance work on Winnebago County Road A16 between Rake and Scarville. Winnebago County Engineer Scott Meinders told KIOW News: One lane will be closed and traffic will be escorted by pilot car through the construction zone. Motorists may experience up to

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Branstad Seeks Federal Aid to Help Iowa Counties

Governor Terry Branstad is seeking federal aid to help 22 Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. Branstad said in a news release Tuesday that he signed a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a presidential disaster declaration. Funding from the public assistance program would help rebuild damaged infrastructure including roads, bridges and culverts. The


North Iowa School Board Offers Contracts

The North Iowa School Board met Tuesday morning to discuss new contracts to Ashley Berkland who will become an elemtary school teacher for the district, Jamie Landheer who will be the district paraprofessional and Sharla Hassebrock who will become the Head Volleyball Coach for the high school team. The meeting took five minutes and solely

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Iowa Man Arrested after Cheeseburger Theft

Police say a Davenport man was found passed out in front of a convenience store with a stolen cheeseburger from the business in his pocket. Iowa City police say 34-year-old Eric A. Manning was arrested early Sunday near a Kum & Go store. Manning is accused of stealing the microwavable cheeseburger and two packages of

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Officials: Teen fell about 80 feet from Iowa cliff

Authorities say a 17-year-old boy fell about 80 feet from a cliff at an eastern Iowa park. The Clinton Fire Department says the teen fell from a bluff Monday afternoon at Eagle Point Park. The teen was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. His condition has not been released. The fire department says

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Searchers find body in Union County lake

Searchers have found the body of a person who may have drowned while fishing on a Union County lake. Someone called authorities Monday evening to report an empty boat on Twelve Mile Lake, about four miles east of Creston. An investigation indicated the boat’s occupant had drowned, and crews searched the lake until nightfall. The search


RAGBRAI: A Look Back; Italian and Chinese Teams Ride RAGBRAI

This year’s RAGBRAI has gained international riders from both Italy and China.  Iowa Sister States assisted in the arrangements for teams from Veneto Region, Italy and Tianjin, China (former capital city of Iowa’s sister state of Hebei Province), to ride in this year’s biking event.  Team Veneto has been a part of RAGBRAI for several


Insurance Not Enough to Cover Cost of 2012 Landfill Fire

The Wright County Landfill is making a strong comeback from the physical standpoint, but financially it is coming up a little short because of the recent fire there. The site was the scene of a fire that is believed to have been started by trash from a Goldfield firm. Their insurance company, according to officials, will

Worth County is Hiring Clerks

Even with unemployment in the area higher than in other locations, employers are hiring. Most of the positions in the area are part time, but they could lead to full time employment. The Worth County Auditor’s office is currently taking applications for a part-time clerk position. This position requires experience in computers, calculators, accounting, and