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Brooke Vaske Life Saving Award 7-28-14

Manchester Lifeguard Recognized for Saving Child’s Life

Manchester Lifeguard Recognized for Saving Child’s Life

A Manchester lifeguard was recognized by the City Monday night for recently saving the life of a three-year old. Mayor Milt Kramer presented Brooke Vaske with a Life Saving Award for her act of heroism in saving 3-year old Holden Wendling. Wendling nearly drowned at the Manchester Aquatic Center in June, but Vaske quickly spotted

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Manchester and Independence Ambassadors Visit Area Businesses

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors made several stops recently. One of the visits was to Regional Medical Center’s Hospice of Comfort, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Coordinator Amanda Kalb says Hospice of Comfort staff and volunteers have traveled thousands of miles to deliver hospice services – from Elkader to Monticello, Winthrop to

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Palo Teen Arrested after High-Speed Chase

A Palo teen was arrested after carjacking a vehicle and leading authorities on a high-speed chase early Tuesday. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year old Nicholas Scott assaulted a driver at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids shortly after 1 am and stole her vehicle. A short time later, the vehicle was spotted northbound

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RAGBRAI Passes Through Area Towns

RAGBRAI wrapped up in Guttenberg on Saturday. Thousands of bicycle riders spent seven days pedaling across Iowa. After a rainy, cold and wet start to the day on Friday, riders slowly made their way to Independence for an overnight stop. One rider told KMCH Friday was the hardest ride in his eight years on RAGBRAI.

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Electronics and Hazardous Waste Drop-off Planned for Saturday

The Delaware County Solid Waste Commission is hosting an Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste Clean-up Day this Saturday morning at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. County Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs says they’ll be accepting a number of electronics and hazardous waste that residents want to get rid of. Waste Cleanup 1 Household electronics such as microwaves and

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Dubuque Co. Railroad Bridge Destroyed by Fire

A railroad bridge in Dubuque County was destroyed by a fire Monday. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says railroad personnel passing by on a train noticed a railroad bridge about two miles south of Massey Station was on fire shortly before noon. Welders had been working on the bridge about a half hour before the

David E. Skeries – Vinton

Vinton, IA—David E. Skeries, 78, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Stephen K. Preus officiating. David was born July 29, 1935, in Tripoli, Iowa, to Ewald and Zatha Schmidt Skeries. He attended school

NE Iowa Flooding 6-18-14

Buchanan and Fayette Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad says 26 Iowa counties will receive federal disaster support to deal with damage from severe weather in June. The presidential disaster declaration includes counties in the northern part of the state that experienced damage from winds, tornadoes, rain and flooding. Buchanan and Fayette counties are among the

Arlene F. Johannes – Cascade

Arlene F. Johannes, 87, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Friends may call from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Vigil Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friends may continue to call from 11:00

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