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Hardin Recognized by Iowa Department of Public Health

Hardin Recognized by Iowa Department of Public Health

Delaware County Public Health Manager Delma Hardin has been recognized by the state. Hardin has received the Iowa Department of Public Health Challenge Coin and Certificate of Appreciation for her work in immunizations. The IDPH Challenge Coin is used to honor individuals demonstrating public health values in line with the department’s mission, which is promoting


Man Wanted on National Warrant Arrested in West Union

A Minnesota man wanted on a nationwide felony warrant has been taken into custody in West Union. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year old Mathew Vrieze of Spring Grove, Minnesota, was arrested at a home on Franklin Street Saturday afternoon. Vrieze was originally charged with possession of hallucinogenic drugs (schedule 1, 2, 3 and

Winners from Bill Riley Talent Search Show in Manchester

The Bill Riley Talent Search was held at Hanson Auditorium in Manchester on Sunday. West Delaware Friends of Music, the Hanson Foundation and KMCH sponsored the contest, which was a qualifying event for the state competition. 9-year old Keetlyn Townsely and 11-year old Kyndal Townsely of Burlington won first place in the Sprouts Division for

Turtle Creek Bridge Replacement Delayed

Delaware County supervisors have delayed bids for a planned bridge replacement because of concern the project timing might interfere with grant funding from the state. The Delaware Board of Supervisors decided to reject the lone bid of $426,673 to replace the Turtle Creek Bridge. The bridge is intended as part of an effort to improve


Rain Dampens Some Weekend Events

The rain on Saturday held off long enough for the Strawberry Days parade, which had a big crowd turnout. KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker visited with a few kids who were riding along on the City of Strawberry Point truck and asked them what they liked most about Strawberry Days. Straw Days Kids 1 The rain came

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West Union Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing Teen

A West Union man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a teenage girl. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year old Thomas Cannon is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl. Authorities wrapped up their investigation Friday, charging Cannon with Third Degree Sexual Abuse. Cannon was arrested at his home and transported to the

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Manchester’s Rhubarb Fest Draws Large Crowd

Manchester’s Rhubarb Fest was a huge success on Saturday. Hundreds of people came out to Baum Park for the annual event, which was just started a few years ago by the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce. The day celebrates everything rhubarb… and provides a few extras. Rhubarb Fest 1 Darryl Lendt and Jerry Burns spent


Tractor Ride to Edgewood

The Summer Farm Toy Show hosted a tractor ride to Edgewood Friday. The tractor ride is held every year, with this year’s route traveling through Delaware County. Tractor Ride 1 It was one of the tractor ride’s largest turnouts ever, with one hundred sixteen tractors participating in the 55-mile trip from Dyersville to Edgewood and


Community Savings Bank Donates to RMC Capital Campaign

Community Savings Bank has made a contribution to Regional Medical Center’s capital campaign. The campaign is raising money for the hospital’s expansion project, which just started last month. Community Savings Bank President Steve Brady says they felt it was important to donate. CSB RMC 1 Community Savings Bank has a long history of contributing to


Manchester Animal Control Receives Donated Supplies

A generous donation has been made to the Manchester Animal Control Department… Manchester Police Chief Jim Hauschild says Jo Schreck and Kids and Critters have provided food and other supplies to help the department care for the animals until they can be returned to their famlies or find a new family. Every year, Manchester Animal

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