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Patient safety award 2016

RMC Earns Care Transitions Award

RMC Earns Care Transitions Award

Systematic improvements and the reduction of long-term care re-admissions have earned Regional Medical Center (RMC) the Care Transitions Award from the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC). The 2016 IHC Patient Safety Awards were distributed at the statewide Patient Safety Conference on March 9th at The Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona. “We continue to evolve


West Delaware Students Win Writing Contests

Several West Delaware students have been named winners in the Eastern Iowa Reading Council Writing Contest. In the poetry category, winners included Sophia Hegland, Maggie Millenkamp, Isabella Schmitz, Kelsey Brown, Juliette Weber, Karley Van Theemsche, Holden Smith, Calasandra Spray and Kaylar Recker. In the creative writing category, winners include Emma Schmidt, Carmen Morales, Maya Pennington,


Scouts Holding Food Drive in Manchester

Area scouts will be holding a food drive in Manchester and several other communities this Saturday, March 19th. This past week, you may have found a hanger on your front door encouraging you to leave out non-perishable food and household items on Saturday morning. Manchester Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts will pick up the food and

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Benefit Planned for Back Home Country Cookin’

A benefit is planned to help a Strawberry Point restaurant that nearly burned to the ground this winter. Back Home Country Cookin’ was destroyed by an early morning fire on January 17th. Owner Brenda Landis has decided to rebuild and the community is coming together to support her efforts. The benefit, called Backin’ Up Back


Manchester Woman Airlifted after Rollover Accident

A Manchester woman was seriously injured in an accident Thursday morning. It happened a couple miles west of West Union shortly after 5 am. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says they received a 911 call of a car in the ditch on Highway 18 and Neon Road. Deputies say the driver, 26-year old Rachel Montes

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Kent Roeder – Strawberry Point, formerly of Dubuque

Kent Roeder, 64, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, formerly of Dubuque, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on June 19, 1951, in McGregor, the son of Clyde L. and Marian (Engler) Roeder.  Kent was a 1969 graduate of West Central Maynard, and graduated from Upper


West Delaware School Board News

The West Delaware School Board has set a public hearing on next year’s proposed budget. The proposed levy rate is no more than 11.91, though the actual rate will be approved in April. The public hearing will take place at their next meeting on April 11th at 6 pm. There are several West Delaware staff


Manchester Man Arrested after Domestic Dispute in Delhi

A Manchester man has been arrested following a domestic dispute in Delhi. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to a domestic dispute at 505 4th Street in Delhi Tuesday shortly after 1 am. Authorities say 38-year old Daniel Verrips of Delhi broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and damaged the inside of the

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Linn County Authorities Warn of Vehicle Burglaries

Linn County authorities are warning people to keep an eye on their vehicles after several burglaries were reported in the area. Four vehicle burglaries were reported in the Springville area Wednesday morning, with items taken from the bed of pick-up trucks or from unlocked vehicles. Ten vehicle burglaries were reported in Center Point last fall.