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HS Girls Basketball: Shepherd Retires After 48 Seasons

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: One of the best high school girls' coaches in the history of Iowa basketball is retiring after 48 seasons according to Cedar Rapids Gazette Sports staff. Fifth-year West Delaware head coach Harold Shepherd has decided the time ...

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Minor League Baseball: Hermsen To Miss 2015 Season

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Former West Delaware standout and Minnesota Twins minor-league pitcher B.J. Hermsen will undergo Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery after injuring his arm in spring training according to Cedar Rapids Gazette Sports staff. The 24-year old Hermsen, was ...

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Two Manchester Residents Face Additional Charges Related to November Meth Lab Bust

Two Manchester residents face additional charges following a meth lab bust in November. Manchester Police served a search warrant at 901 North Franklin Street Apartment 3 on November 14th. During the search, officers found controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and meth ...

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KMCH Station Manager Jackie Coates Retiring

We are saying goodbye to someone special here at KMCH this week. Longtime station manager Jackie Coates is retiring after 23 years with the radio station. Jackie has been here since the very beginning - she started as an account ...

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Applications Encouraged for Century and Heritage Farms

DES MOINES –Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging eligible farm owners to apply for the 2015 Century and Heritage Farm Program.  The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau and ...

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Inmate Escapes from Delaware County Jail

A Delaware County Jail inmate escaped for a brief time late Tuesday morning. A deputy was returning 29-year old Michael Anthony Cole of Manchester to his cell after a court appearance. Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere says as the restraints were ...

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Delaware County 4-H Benefits from Monsanto Grant

Delaware County 4-H has received a 25-hundred dollar donation from a local farmer. Dianne Reth, who farms with her husband Russ south of Manchester, won Monsanto’s “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” contest, which gives farmers the opportunity to apply for a grant that is directed to the organization of their choice. Reth, who was a dedicated

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Minor League Baseball: Hermsen To Miss 2015 Season

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Former West Delaware standout and Minnesota Twins minor-league pitcher B.J. Hermsen will undergo Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery after injuring his arm in spring training according to Cedar Rapids Gazette Sports staff. The 24-year old Hermsen, was a 2008 6th round pick of the Twins and their minor league pitcher of the

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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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Applications Encouraged for Century and Heritage Farms

DES MOINES –Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging eligible farm owners to apply for the 2015 Century and Heritage Farm Program.  The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau and recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century

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  • Senate committee votes 9-5 in favor of medical marijuana bill March 26, 2015
    A bill that would legalize the use of marijuana as treatment for certain medical conditions that cause seizures, chronic pain and nausea has cleared a Senate Committee on a 9-5 vote this afternoon, but faces key opposition in the Iowa House. Senator Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat from Iowa City, has patterned the bill after laws […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • UNI hosts emergency response fair March 26, 2015
    The University of Northern Iowa held the first ever emergency response fair sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency today on the campus in Cedar Falls. FEMA Region Seven spokesperson David Gervino says UNI is a good place for the so-called Ready Campus event. “We just supply some best practices and ideas for the event […]
    Dar Danielson
  • Winnebago sees revenue below projections in second quarter March 26, 2015
    A recreational vehicle manufacturer in northern Iowa is reporting weaker-than-anticipated results for the second quarter. Forest City-based Winnebago Industries reports revenue climbed by 2.5-percent when compared to last year to $234.5 million, but analysts were projecting a profit of $253.3 million. Winnebago CEO Randy Potts dismisses the projections, saying the company is headed in the […]
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  • House endorses ‘Safe at Home’ program for some Iowa crime victims March 26, 2015
    Domestic abuse victims trying to keep their “ex” from finding out where they’ve moved would get some help from the “Safe at Home Act” that cleared the Iowa House today. “This bill will be a step forward in our work to assist the victims of domestic and sexual violence,” said Representative Dean Fisher, a Republican from […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Cyclone coach sees offense improving under second year of Mangino March 26, 2015
    Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads hopes the Cyclone offense can make bigger strides in the second spring practice under offensive coordinator Mark Mangino. ISU ranked eighth in the Big 12 last season by averaging just over 23 points per game. “I think there are certain parts of it that allow us to take bigger […]
    Todd Kimm

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