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Nice Neighbor Award 8-26-14

Lahrs Receive Manchester’s “Nice Neighbor Award”

Lahrs Receive Manchester’s “Nice Neighbor Award”

Dave and Norma Lahr have been presented the Nice Neighbor Award from the City of Manchester. The couple was nominated by Larry and Sonja Sanderson for always helping the couple and being a good neighbor. If you know someone in Manchester who deserves to be recognized for being a good neighbor, contact Mayor Milt Kramer


Inmate Shoots Fayette County Deputy at Hospital

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a jail inmate committed suicide after grabbing a gun and shooting a sheriff’s deputy at a Fayette County hospital. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the shooting, which happened around 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. Authorities say the unidentified inmate

Vilsack: Farmers Should Be Okay Despite Price Drops

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – U.S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he isn’t worried about farmer profitability this year, when huge corn and soybean crops have pushed prices for the commodities below the cost of production. Vilsack tells The Associated Press that many U.S. farmers have contracts that will pay $4 or $5 a

Ruth M. Lansing – Dyersville

Ruth M. Lansing, 86, of Dyersville died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville surrounded by her family. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday (today) August 24, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00

Paul G. Steuri – Earlville

Paul G. Steuri, 84, of Earlville died Friday, August 22, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family. Friends may call from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Peace United Church of Christ

Deere Announces 460 Layoffs At Waterloo Plant

Deere & Company announced today that it will place approximately 460 employees who work in the company’s Waterloo, Iowa operations on indefinite layoff in response to current market demand for its products. Deere said employees were informed today of the layoffs, which are effective October 20th.When Deere announced third quarter earnings on August 13th, the


Great Turn Out At Manchester Blood Drive

The American Red Cross reports a great turn out Wednesday at their blood drive in Manchester.  145 productive units of blood were collected, which exceeded their goal of 135.  Your next opportunity to give blood in the area is Thursday, August 28th from 2 to 6 pm at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington. To

Judi Cae Cordes – Elkader

Judi Cae Cordes, 49, of Elkader, Iowa, (formerly Strawberry Point) died at her residence on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  She was born on September 20, 1964, in Postville, the daughter of Norman and Lois (Rueber) Cordes.  She resided in Strawberry Point and was a 1983 Starmont graduate.  She attended Patricia Stevens School for Fashion and

Dubuque Man Accused Of Selling Crack Out Of Candy Store

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A Dubuque man faces federal charges for allegedly selling crack cocaine out of his candy store earlier this year. The Telegraph Herald reports 35-year-old Dwayne M. Howard is charged with four counts of distributing crack cocaine near a school or playground. Court records do not list an attorney. Howard is accused

Oelwein Mayor Out On Bond

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) – A northeast Iowa mayor accused of sexually abusing two girls has been released from jail. 36-year-old Jason Manus left the Fayette County Jail on Wednesday after a bail bonding company posted a reduced $65,000 bond. Manus, the mayor of Oelwein, is accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 9 and 14,

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