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This Giant Shipwreck Lies at the Bottom of an Iowa River

A shipwreck full of sunken treasure isn't exactly something you'd expect to find anywhere near the state of Iowa, but the remains of a giant steamboat ship still lie at the bottom of this western Iowa river to this day. The Sunken Iowa Steamboat. For more information, check out the...
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North Iowa Tractor Ride 7/22-24/21

To order a print or high-resolution digital image of any of the photos you see pictured in any of the photo galleries on The Standard's website, simply e-mail, call (563) 568-3431, or stop by the office at 15 First Street NW in Waukon. Available sizes included 4"x6" ($2.50 each), 5"x7"' ($4.00 each) and 8"x10" ($7.00 each). High resolution digital images are available for limited personal use for $5.00 per image.
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ISP Asks Your Vote In Best Looking Cruiser Contest

Statewide Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol is seeking your vote in this year’s 8th Annual American Association of State Troopers Best-Looking Cruiser Contest. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the public is encouraged to cast their vote for the Iowa State Patrol cruiser though Tuesday, August 3. The top 12 states receiving votes in the contest will have their photo included in the 2022 AAST Cruiser Calendar.
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Rental car shortages impacting Southeast Iowans

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Nationwide many Americans have been impacted by rental car shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Enterprise says they are seeing an increased demand for vehicles for travel. “We anticipate strong demand will continue throughout the next several months. The summer travel season is one of the busiest times of the year with many people traveling - and this year is no exception as vaccine distribution becomes more widely available,” Sara Miller with Enterprise said in a statement to KYOU.

Iowa Attraction on I-80 Spotlights: the World of Trucks

An impressive collection of restored trucks enthralls visitors touring the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, located at the world’s largest truck stop. Anyone who travels our nation’s highways and byways knows that trucks are as much a part of the American landscape as forests, fields, rivers and mountains. I fondly remember...

Top of Iowa Car Show sets new record

The Top of Iowa Car Show, Joice, set a new record Sunday, July 25, with 196 entries. Warm and sunny weather welcomed a large crowd and 144 were served breakfast in the Community Center. Full text available to online subscribers only. To purchase an online subscription, please click here.
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How the COVID pandemic and semiconductor shortage have shaped southeast Iowa's automotive market

WEST BURLINGTON — Dan Wenig finds himself spending more time on the road these days in search of used vehicles to buy for his lot in West Burlington. "I'll try to hit two today," Wenig, who co-owns Family Motors Inc. with his wife, Becky, said Wednesday during his three-hour journey from Morton, Illinois, where he had gone for a dealer sale he doesn't normally attend, to another in Mount Vernon, Illinois. "I typically go to buy cars three days a week, and it's getting harder and harder."

Tips All Iowa Boaters Should Follow To Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Statewide Iowa — Carbon monoxide poisoning is usually associated with winter, a faulty furnace or using a kerosene space heater indoors, but it can also be a summertime risk while boating. Susan Stocker, education coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says boaters need to be aware of the...

Iowa DNR Gives Tips to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning While Boating

Des Moines, IA (Radio Iowa)– Carbon monoxide poisoning is typically associated with a faulty furnace or other heating sources in the winter months, but it can also be a danger while boating this time of year. Iowa Department of Natural Resources Education Coordinator Susan Stocker says all boaters need to...

Iowa Great Lakes Among Top Five in State for Boating While Intoxicated in 2020

Des Moines, IA (KICD)– The Iowa Great Lakes are showing up on a Top 5 list that many probably don’t want to be on according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The list shows the bodies of water with most boating while intoxicated arrests last year with the lakes in Dickinson County coming in number four behind Lake Rathbun, the Mississippi River and Coralville Reservoir. The top five is rounded out by Saylorville Lake in the Des Moines metro.

Top of Iowa Car Show, July 25

The 17th Annual Top of Iowa Car Show will be held Sunday, July 25 on Main Street in Joice. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 200 cars. The 2020 show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show is popular, with 178 cars participating in 2019.

N'West Iowa car dealers see shortages

REGIONAL—Kevin Kooistra’s lot of used vehicles for sale typically has anywhere from 70-85 cars on it. On Wednesday, July 14, it had five. “It’s tough,” said Kooistra, who has owned and operated Hospers Auto Sales for the past 19 years. The used-vehicle dealer — like many dealerships in N’West Iowa...