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April Valued Volunteer: Michele DeBlieck

April Valued Volunteer: Michele DeBlieck

Congratulations to our latest Valued Volunteer: Michele DeBlieck!  Michele is a charter member of the Manchester Rhubarb Fest committee; Delaware County Master Gardener; and is also involved with the Festival of Trees, St. Mary's Cookbook, Republican Party and the Red ...

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Bennett Identified as Victim in Fatal Oneida Brush Fire

Bennett Identified as Victim in Fatal Oneida Brush Fire

Authorities have released the name of the woman who was killed in a brush fire in Oneida Sunday afternoon. The Delaware County Sheriff's Office says the victim was 78-year old Genny Bennett of Oneida. Bennett's body was found in a ...

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Manchester Child Airlifted after Falling Out Apartment Window

Manchester Child Airlifted after Falling Out Apartment Window

A two-year old girl was airlifted to the hospital after falling out a second-story window of a Manchester apartment building. Manchester Police say they were called to the Southtown Apartment Building on South Franklin Street around 5:30 Sunday night. Police ...

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Manchester Police Chief Retiring after 40 Years Serving the City

Manchester Police Chief Retiring after 40 Years Serving the City

The man who has led Manchester's police department for the past thirty-five years officially retires next week. Police Chief Bruce Trapp announced earlier this spring he was taking advantage of the City's voluntary early retirement program after serving the City ...

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Budweiser Clydesdales Coming to Edgewood Rodeo Days

Budweiser Clydesdales Coming to Edgewood Rodeo Days

The Edgewood Rodeo Days will host some pretty big celebrities this summer... The Budweiser Clydesdales will be at the rodeo all three nights on Thursday, June 26th, Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th. Edgewood Chamber Director Elise Bergan says ...

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No Slowing Down for ‘Manchester Good to Great’

No Slowing Down for 'Manchester Good to Great'

Manchester Good to Great held a special reception Tuesday night for the supporters of its capital campaign. And they heard an update on the Good to Great projects, with the focus right now on the Manchester Whitewater Park. River Recreation ...

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Local News

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Independence Man Killed in Tractor Rollover

An Independence man was killed in a tractor rollover Saturday. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year old Kenneth Sherrets, Jr. died in the accident in the 2500 block of Quasqueton Diagonal Boulevard southeast of Independence. They say Sherrets was trying to move equipment around and was hauling a fertilizer spreader when his tractor stalled.

Local Sports

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HS Track; Area Athletes Ready For Drake Relays

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 105th edition of the Drake Relays starts up today inside Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The high school portion will begin this afternoon through Saturday afternoon. Here is a look at the schedule of events for KMCH Sports area coverage participants: GIRLS; HIGH JUMP:  Thursday at 3 p.m. Kaitlin Niedert- Independence SHOT PUT:

Announcements

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Volunteers Needed for Manchester Rhubarb Fest

Mark your calendars for this year’s Rhubarb Fest in Manchester. Rhubarb Fest will be held Saturday, June 7th from 9 am to 1 pm at Baum Park. There will be rhubarb plant and food contests, a rhubarb foodstand, rhubarb wine tasting, a rhubarb store, a craft fair, kids’ activities, music, and a horse-drawn parking shuttle.

Ag News

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Crop Land Value Drops For First Time In 5 Years

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A survey shows the value of Iowa cropland has dropped for the first time since 2009. The survey from the Iowa Realtors Land Institute shows the value of tillable cropland fell by 5.4 percent in the past six months. The report found the average price of high-quality farmland was $11,104 an

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