Beckman freshman Maria Kruse qualified for the Class 2A State Cross Country Meet, Oct. 30, at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge with her third place overall finish, Oct. 22, at the state-qualifying meet at the Jesup Golf Course.

The state-reported, 14-day positivity rate for Delaware County, as of 5 p.m. Tuesday was 22.2% — the highest of the state’s 99 counties. However, the state’s practice of not counting recent confirmed cases until all data is received dramatically drives down the positivity rate it reports eve…

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Bruce D. Niehaus, 58, of Springville and formerly of Dyersvill…

Janet Rosemary Westhoff, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away …