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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 22

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “In general crops remain in good condition, with 83 percent of corn and 82 percent of beans rated good

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Senator Ernst Visits XL Specialized Trailers

  U.S. Senator Joni Ernst was in Manchester this week to tour XL Specialized Trailers. During her visit on Tuesday, the freshman senator had an opportunity to learn more about the operations and distributions of the company. The company’s owner and plant operators gave her a full tour of the facility, showing her how a

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Darl M. Toms – Manchester

Darl M. Toms, 86, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was born on April 22, 1930, on the family farm near Delhi, the son of Jesse and Josephine (Smith) Toms.  Darl was raised and educated in the Delhi area.

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Iowa Farmers Waiting to See If They’ll Reach USDA Predictions

  The USDA is predicting record corn and soybean yields in several states, including Iowa. The USDA estimates Iowa’s average corn yield at 197 bushels per acre, five bushels better than last year’s record yield. The soybean yield is estimated at 57 bushels per acre, up a half bushel from last year’s record. Brent Jacobsen,


Officials Hope to Start Petersburg Wastewater Construction by Spring

Officials are hoping to start construction on Petersburg’s wastewater project by next spring. The DNR is requiring that the unincorporated town of over 100 residents install a community-wide wastewater system. After considering several options, residents voted earlier this year to construct a lagoon system. Mark Schneider and Larry Nagle, representing ECIA and EIRUSS, recently updated

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Four Positions on Delaware Co. Fair Board Up for Election

Several positions on the Delaware County Fair Board are up for election. Positions include District 3 (which covers Delhi, Union, North Fork and South Fork townships); District 5 (which covers the City of Manchester); and two At-Large positions (which covers anywhere in Delaware County). Anyone interested in applying must be at least 18 years old

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Share the Harvest Moves to Tuesdays in Fourth Year

  Share the Harvest is in its fourth year of helping feed the Manchester community. This weekly event offers local gardeners the opportunity to drop off extra fruits and vegetables, and then those in need of supplemental food are welcome to stop by and pick up the produce. Director Robin Stone says there has been one major


Gov. Branstad Named to Ag Advisory Committee to Advise Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad has been named to an agricultural advisory committee that will advise GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Trump campaign announced Tuesday that Branstad is part of a 64-member committee that will provide advice on the agricultural industry. It includes several governors and state lawmakers from around the


Popular Archery Shoot Returning to Volga River State Rec Area

Around one-thousand archers from Iowa and other parts of the Midwest will visit Volga River State Recreation Area in northeast Iowa this weekend for the Rinehart R100. The Rinehart R100, considered “the best archery shoot in the world,” is returning to Volga River State, hosts the event in partnership with the Iowa DNR. The two