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Zumbach Elected Assistant Senate Republican Leader

State Senator Dan Zumbach of Ryan has been elected an assistant Senate Republican leader by his colleagues. Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix has announced that Senator Zumbach will also serve as ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee and Administration ...

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Farmland Values Drop Nearly 9% in Recent Survey

Iowa farmland values saw their biggest drop in almost three decades in the latest survey released by Iowa State University Thursday. The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development is taking over the survey duties from retired economics professor Mike Duffy. ...

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Dyersville Ambassadors Visit Goodwill and Country Junction

The Dyersville Chamber Ambassadors have been busy with visits these past couple months... The Ambassadors recently stopped by Goodwill to welcome them to Dyersville. The new Goodwill store is located in the former Conquest/Jebba's Bar and Grill building on Fourth Street ...

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Second Helpings Needs Donations

Second Helpings is in need of donations. This Manchester United Methodist Church program serves a free Monday night supper to anyone who needs a meal. Coordinator Tina Mead says around 160 people rely on that free meal every week. Second Helpings ...

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Bret Michaels' VIP Night Tickets Now Available

Tickets for Bret Michaels' VIP Night concert at the Delaware County Fair went on sale Saturday morning, Dec. 20th. Michaels, who is best known as the front man for the '80's and '90's rock band Poison, will be performing in ...

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Tree of Lights Shines on RMC Campus

For the 38th year, the Tree of Lights shines in memory of loved ones on the Regional Medical Center campus in Manchester. Area residents have made donations in honor of special individuals or occasions or in memory of loved ones. ...

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Hopkinton Man Injured In Highway 20 Accident

A Hopkinton man was taken to the hospital following a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Highway 20 near 15th Avenue SW in Dyersville.  23 year old Derek Gearhart was traveling west on Highway 20 when he lost control of his vehicle, went into the north ditch and into a house.  Gearhart was taken to Mercy

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Latest Radio Iowa Boys Basketball Poll

Radio Iowa Boys’ High School Basketball Poll 12/23/14 December 23, 2014 By Todd Kimm Class 4A 1. Iowa City West (6-0), LW #1 vs CR Prairie 1/2 2. DSM Hoover (7-0), LW #4 vs Indianola 1/6 3. Dowling Catholic (5-0), LW #8 @ Marshalltown 1/2 4. Pleasant Valley (7-0), LW #5 @ Burlington 1/6 5.

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Manchester’s Holiday Garbage and Recycling Reminders

The City of Manchester reminds residents that garbage and recycling days will change for some due to the holidays. If your recycling/garbage day falls on a holiday, your items will be picked up the day after – that means garbage for Thursday, December 25th is rescheduled for Friday, December 26th, and garbage for Thursday, January

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Senator Grassley Designated “Friend of Farm Bureau”

WASHINGTON- Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa has been designated as a “Friend of Farm Bureau” for the 113th session of Congress that just concluded by the America Farm Bureau Federation. Grassley received the award for his work to advance agricultural interests across Iowa and the United States. “I’m honored to receive this award,” Grassley said.

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  • State of Iowa had $26 billion ‘under custody’ at fiscal year’s end December 25, 2014
    The state treasurer’s office handled more than $21.5 billion in receipts in the last state fiscal year. That $21.5 billion is a combination of taxes paid to the state, along with payments to Iowa from the federal government, to run programs like Medicaid. The state treasurer paid out $20.5 billion of that to cover state government operations, including […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Existing farmers still doing the most buying and selling of Iowa farmland December 25, 2014
    The Iowa farmland values survey released last week by Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development showed the first drop in values since 1999. Retired ISU economics professor Mike Duffy says that drop broke the upward trend in prices, but another standard of land ownership didn’t change. “Basically we’ve saw a continuation of […]
    Dar Danielson
  • Meeting to address safe walking/biking routes to school December 25, 2014
    A meeting is scheduled next month in Des Moines to help develop more programs in Iowa that encourage kids to walk or bike to school. Alana Croco, director of the Safe Routes to School Program, says her organization is making “good headway,” but there’s a lot more that can be done. “I think a lot […]
    Pat Curtis
  • Traffic fatalities in Iowa increase in 2014 December 25, 2014
    The number of people killed in traffic crashes in Iowa this year will likely be more than last year. The 317 traffic fatalities last year marked the lowest annual total since 1944. As of Tuesday of this week, the traffic fatality count for this year already stood at 317. Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Scott Bright […]
    Pat Curtis
  • Pot Critic, Fair Queen, Food Prize – top Human Interest stories of 2014 December 25, 2014
    This is a review of Radio Iowa’s top Human Interest stories of 2014. The 2014 World Food Prize was presented in October to plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram with a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol. The 71-year-old Rajaram is a protégé of World Food Prize founder, Norman Borlaug. “One thing I learned from him was that […]
    Pat Curtis

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  • Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry December 25, 2014
    ATLANTA (AP) — Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.
    The Associated Press
  • Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack December 25, 2014
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable."
    The Associated Press
  • Acclaimed film 'Selma' disappoints LBJ historian December 24, 2014
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The widely acclaimed movie "Selma" about the 1965 Civil Rights movement has disappointed at least one moviegoer: a leading historian of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
    The Associated Press
  • Court denies Polanski's motion to dismiss 1977 sex case December 24, 2014
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski lost his latest bid to have a California court dismiss his 1977 sex case when a judge rejected a motion for a new hearing.
    The Associated Press
  • Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop December 24, 2014
    ATLANTA (AP) — Sony's flip-flop on releasing "The Interview" shows the studio is working furiously to try to chart the right course through political and public-opinion minefields.
    The Associated Press

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  • Crawford, Paul lead Clippers over Warriors 100-86 December 26, 2014
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden State Warriors shot as dreadfully in the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Clippers did in the first. As a result, the team with the NBA's best record absorbed its fifth loss of the season and second at Staples Center in three days.
    The Associated Press
  • Pau Gasol leads Bulls past Lakers, 113-93 December 26, 2014
    CHICAGO (AP) — There was no getting around it for Pau Gasol, no denying this was one strange and emotional night.
    The Associated Press
  • James hears plenty of cheers in return to Miami December 25, 2014
    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James was running the gamut of emotions Thursday when he arrived at the arena that he called home for the past four seasons.
    The Associated Press
  • Heat win LeBron's Miami return, top Cavs 101-91 December 25, 2014
    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wrapped each other in a pregame embrace, chatted and laughed at halftime, then hugged again after the final buzzer.
    The Associated Press
  • Westbrook scores 34, lifts Thunder over Spurs December 25, 2014
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook smiled as he walked off the court in San Antonio, blowing a kiss to a spectator and waving at the few Oklahoma City Thunder fans in attendance.
    The Associated Press

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