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Manchester Joining New Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority

Manchester Joining New Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority

The City of Manchester has agreed to become a member of the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority. The Authority is a newly-formed group for cities, counties, Soil and Water Conservation Districts and stakeholders. City Manager Tim Vick says the members will be able to give ideas on the projects in the watershed and that’s appealing

Raffle Tickets Available for Rubber Duck Dash and Dive

Thousands of little yellow rubber ducks will be racing down the Manchester Whitewater Park again next year. Regional Medical Center is making plans to hold its annual Rubber Duck Dash and Dive in 2017 after debuting the event at last summer’s Riverfest. Mike Briggs says the exact date and details of when they’ll drop thousands

Referendum to Reinstate Iowa Beef Checkoff Passes

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced the passage of the referendum to reinstate the $.50 per head Iowa beef checkoff that was held November 30th.   The preliminary results show a positive vote of 56 percent to 44 percent in favor of reinstating the assessment.  A simple majority

Donald G. Tegeler – Dyersville

Donald G. Tegeler, 82, of Dyersville died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at home surrounded by his family.   Visitation will be held 2 – 8 pm Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2pm.  Visitation will continue Tuesday from

Delaware County Farmers Attend Farm Bureau Convention

The annual Farm Bureau Federation’s convention was held in Des Moines this week. Rural Masonville farmer Randy Francois was among several Delaware County members at the convention. He was recognized during Tuesday’s awards luncheon. The convention included break-out sessions on key topics, such as data management, conservation practices and Iowa’s variable weather. This was the

East Buchanan Voters Approve Bond for Building Improvements

Voters in the East Buchanan School District approved a $6.5 million bond referendum on Tuesday. The bond passed with 63% of the vote (a 60% supermajority was needed to pass). The bond will be used to improve facilities, including… -Creating a new up to code, Industrial Technology building with an enclosed hallway connecting to campus for improved