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If sleep is for the weak, then I must be the strongest person I know. A recent bout with insomnia has had me awake in the middle of the night, usually for at least an hour at a time. Like many insomniacs, my mind races with a variety of thoughts and ideas. I offer for you just a few of those…

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For those who didn’t have the luxury growing up and learning the ins-and-outs of technology, a malfunctioning smartphone or computer error screen can seem like the end of the line.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Dyersville’s Bar Raising Fitness will host its inaugural Pink Run N’ Rally, Oct. 23, in support of those battling the disease.

Travelers near New Vienna are greeted by this beautiful autumn scene, Sept. 13.

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The third annual Benefit the Vets concert will be held in Worthington on Sunday, Sept. 19. Begun in 2018, the concert is a fundraiser for veterans and has previously featured famed country talents such as the Bellamy Brothers and Mark Chestnut. While the concert was canceled last year due to…

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An American Flag that was flown over Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, has been presented to the Holy Cross/North Buena Vista Fire Department in appreciation of the organization’s support of Operation Spartan Shield (OSS).

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The Dyersville City Council voted Sept. 7 to approve an application for the Field of Dreams Stormwater Wetland WQI Grant 2020: Inspection, Maintenance and Native Live plant Establishment Agreement with the DNR. The agreement involves an inspection on such topics as bank stability, wetland ve…

A big crowd feasted on 17,000 chicken wings as 15 competitors served up a variety of wing flavors at the Western Dubuque Fine Arts Booster Club’s Wingfest at Farley Park, Sept. 11. Proceeds from the event support fine arts programs at Western Dubuque High School.

Families are invited to a back-to-school celebration at the Commercial Club Park in Dyersville Saturday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entertainment and activities during the event have been arranged by the Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the James Kennedy Public Library, i…

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Veteran Dyersville Mayor Jim Heavens has announced to the Dyersville Commercial that he will not be running for the mayor’s seat in the upcoming Nov. 2 election, ending an almost decade-and-a-half stay in office.

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Pull into just about any area farmyard, and it’s likely you’ll be greeted excitedly by one of the family’s most valued and beloved members — the farm dog.

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At the Pushrod Car Show, the Worthington Fire Department performs a live demonstration of rescuing a victim from a severe car crash by using the Jaws of Life to dismantle the car doors. The Jaws of Life were recently purchased by the department to replace the 30-year-old ones it had previous…

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At just 16 months old, James Hall has already gone through more medical hardships than others may see in a lifetime.

From left, Dyersville Firefighters Ryan Leibold, Jared Brunsmann and Tony Scherbring prepare to enter the residential care area during an emergency drill at MercyOne Dyersville Senior Care, Aug. 30.

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Northeast Iowa Community College students Alex Dress, left, and Steven Moellers chat while looking at the new Veterans’ Lounge at the college’s Peosta, IA, campus on Aug. 31. Both students are military veterans and say the room will provide an area to meet with fellow veterans. The new space…

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Petersburg is the place to be, Sunday, Sept. 5, as the community celebrates its 150th anniversary with the Back Field Country Bash — sponsored by the Petersburg Commercial Club — and a fireworks display.

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There are 54 Petersburgs in the United States and Canada, two of those in Iowa, but to residents of the Delaware County village of that name, nothing compares to their Petersburg as they celebrate 150 years of living the good life in the place they call home.

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When speaking with Brenda Lansing, you’ll immediately be impressed by her enthusiasm, commitment to education and passion for working with children.

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Now that the dust has settled after one of Dyersville’s most ambitious events to date, those who put a tremendous amount of time and energy to pull off the Major League Baseball game held at the Field of Dreams are reflecting on the effort.