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Manchester to be Honored as Iowa River Town of the Year

Manchester will be honored as Iowa's "River Town of the Year" this week. The Iowa Rivers Revival, a statewide river education and advocacy organization, will present the award to Manchester for their work on enhancing the city's connections with the ...

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Field of Dreams' Ghost Players Travel to Puerto Rico

The Field of Dreams' Ghost Players are in Puerto Rico this week. The local group of former semi-pro and pro-ball players depicting the 1920s White Sox baseball players from the movie is traveling through the country on a two-part mission. Ghostplayers ...

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Edgewood Community Supports Business Destroyed by Fire

It's been nearly three weeks since an early morning fire destroyed a well-known Edgewood business. Edgewood Auto and Tire and Edgewood Saw and Supply lost their building that cold Friday morning on February 6th, but Tracy Schroeder, who owns the ...

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Governor Branstad Signs Gas Tax Increase into Law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Fuel prices will soon go up in Iowa now that Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a tax increase into law. Branstad announced Wednesday that he had signed the bill, which will raise the state fuel ...

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Smitty's Closes Doors for Good

A longtime Manchester business has closed its doors for good. Owner Max Boren has confirmed to KMCH that Smitty's Tire and Appliance is closed. The store has served the area since 1955. No other details are available at this time.  

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Edgewood Locker Honored with Several Statewide Awards

An Edgewood business has been honored on a statewide level. Jim and Terry Kerns of the Edgewood Locker recently received the 2015 Iowa Meat Processors Association's Achievement Award at the association's annual convention in Ames earlier this month. The Kerns ...

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Manchester to be Honored as Iowa “River Town of the Year”

Manchester will be honored as Iowa’s “River Town of the Year” this week. The Iowa Rivers Revival, a statewide river education and advocacy organization, will present the award to Manchester for their work on enhancing the city’s connections with the Maquoketa River. Manchester’s Whitewater Park project is currently under construction and is expected to open

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HS Girls Basketball: North Linn Ready For Another State Trip

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2015 High School Girls Basketball State Tournament begins this morning in Des Moines with class 1A contests.  Tonight class 2A teams take the court. The  number 3 seeded 23-1 North Linn Lynx take on the 6th-seed 20-4 Des Moines Christian in a quarterfinal match-up that is slated for 8:30pm. The


Manchester Kids League Sign-up

Anyone still interested in signing up for the Manchester Kids League can pick up a sign-up form at the Manchester City Hall. The forms will be available through Friday, March 27th.

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Number of Iowa Farms Continues to Decline

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a new report that the number of farms in Iowa continues to slide. In an annual report released Thursday the USDA says Iowa farms fell to 88,000 last year, 500 fewer than the year before. Most of the decrease came in the small

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  • Des Moines man charged with murdering neighbor March 2, 2015
    An ongoing feud between central Iowa neighbors evidently led to gunfire and murder. Des Moines police were called to an eastside home on Sunday night where they found the body of 35-year-old Mark Hruska inside his house. They spotted movement in the house next door and took 30-year-old Patrick Kirwan into custody. He’s charged with […]
    Matt Kelley
  • Municipal utilities in Indianola, Independence, Montezuma, Waverly invest in transmission line March 2, 2015
    Four municipal power utilities in Iowa are seeing the first benefits from a partnership that allows them to have a stake in transmission lines. The utilities in Indianola, Independence, Montezuma and Waverly recently received payments from the Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (CMMPA) for their share of the 250-mile transmission line from Brookings, South Dakota […]
    Dar Danielson
  • Trial begins in 2005 death of Evelyn Miller March 2, 2015
    A man who’s accused in the brutal slaying of a young girl in northern Iowa a decade ago is going to court. Jury selection will begin today in Hamilton County District Court in Webster City in the trial of 35-year-old Casey Frederiksen. The trial was moved to Webster City from Charles City on a change […]
    Radio Iowa Contributor
  • Farmer-legislator calls attention to livestock, crop theft March 2, 2015
    Getting caught stealing a horse was a serious crime in the wild west. A small group of Iowa legislators has been mulling the idea of tougher penalties for modern day cattle rustlers, pig thieves and corn snatchers. Representative Lee Hein raises livestock and grain on a farm near Monticello and he says, unfortunately, it’s far […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • DNR reminds hunters gray wolves are now protected in Iowa March 1, 2015
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hunters to be aware that gray wolves are once again a protected federal species. DNR furbearer biologist Vince Evelsizer says they want to remind Iowa hunters after the gray wolf protection was reinstated near the end of December. “It just means to be sure of your target […]
    Dar Danielson

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