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Regional Medical Center Reaches Capital Campaign Goal

Regional Medical Center’s “Together We Can” Capital Campaign has reached its $1.5 million campaign goal. The money raised will help offset financing of the hospital’s largest single expansion in history. “I am very appreciative of the many donations we received for our capital campaign, Together We Can. It was a great success,” stated Bev Preussner, RN, MSN,

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Manchester Ambassador Visits

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently made several visits, including to Regional Family Health to welcome new physicians Nikolas May, MD and Clinton Cummings, DO. Dr. Cummings grew up in Waterloo then went on to complete his studies in Des Moines. When he and his wife started their family, they wanted to move to

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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – Nov. 10

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Phenomenal harvest progress has been made the past two weeks and farmers are now nearly on pace with the


Snow Could Reduce Corn Harvest in Upper Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The season’s first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields. At least 4 inches of snow could fall overnight in South Dakota where about 40 percent of the crop remains, and in Minnesota where about a third remains. Most of the

USDA Boosting Size of Record Soybean Crop

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting the size of this year’s record soybean crop as farmers in several states report per-acre yields surpassing earlier expectations. The corn crop is reduced slightly but will still be a record. In Monday’s update of this year’s crop, the USDA says soybean farmers

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Volunteers Repair Damage at Jones County Veterans Memorial

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) – A group of volunteers have cleaned up and restored a veterans memorial in front of the Jones County Courthouse in Anamosa that was heavily vandalized last week. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the group gathered Saturday morning to repair the damage – just in time for Veterans Day on

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Festival of Trees Planned for November 22 – 23

The holiday season is approaching – and that means the Good Neighbor Society’s Festival of Trees is coming up soon. Sarah Maurer invites you to save the date. Festival Preview 1 The Festival of Trees Gala is back this year, along with the silent auctions and raffle, the Bacon Bake-off and a visit from Santa

Eagles Club Collecting Toys for Christmas

The Manchester Eagles Club is collecting new toys for kids at Christmas. They’ll be adopting families in need for the holidays. The toys need to be new and unwrapped. Non-perishable food items will also be accepted, which will be donated to the Delaware County Food Bank. Drop off your donations at the Eagles Aeries 3538

Calvin Miller – Manchester

Calvin Rex Miller, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home.  He was born on June 18, 1926, in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Curtis and Callie (Demmitt) Miller.  Calvin was raised and educated in Tacoma.   When he was 24, Calvin moved to Iowa.  On February 4,

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