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Legislative Meeting Planned in Manchester

Legislative Meeting Planned in Manchester

The community is invited to a legislative meeting this Friday in Manchester. The Delaware County Farm Bureau and Delaware County Economic Development will host the meeting, which will be held at the Farm Bureau office at 10 am. State Senator Dan Zumbach and State Representative Lee Hein will attend, along with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley’s


School Bus Collides with Pickup in Clayton County

A school bus was involved in an accident in Clayton County Tuesday morning. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says a MFL Mar-Mac school bus heading west on Highway 18 near Monona struck a pickup truck that was crossing Highway 18 on Falcon Avenue. Over fifty children were on the bus at the time, along with


Lawmakers Seek to Boost School Aid for Fall

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Democratic lawmakers are proposing a significant boost to school aid for the coming academic year. Leaders in the Democratic-majority Senate said Tuesday they will try to increase funding by over $200 million for the next school year. That’s more than double the amount sought by Gov. Terry Branstad and


Stolen Trailer Discovered in Arlington

Authorities discovered a stolen semi trailer worth of tens of thousands of dollars in Arlington Saturday. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office seized the trailer during a search warrant in the 600 block of Madison Street. The 2014 Silver Wilson Semi-Stock Trailer, worth an estimated 70-thousand dollars, was reported stolen the Grant County Sheriff’s Department in

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McGee Barr Grants Given to Area Organizations

Eighteen area organizations have been given McGee Barr Grants. The Greater Delaware County Community Foundation awards the grants each year, with the funds coming from the money that was left to the foundation by Garrett McGee. McGee specifically wanted the grants to go to the poor and needy of Delaware County. This year’s grant recipients

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Iowans Recovering from Major Snowstorm

Iowans are still digging out from a weekend that brought heavy snow to much of the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Small says virtually all of Iowa got at least some snow and many cities got more than a foot. mksno4 Here in Manchester, we received eleven and a half inches of snow Saturday


Information Kiosk Up and Running at Independence High School

The Independence Information Kiosk is now up and running at the Independence Junior/Senior High School. The kiosk will serve visitors, featuring local retail, dining and entertainment options in Independence. Businesses can contact the Independence Chamber if they’re interested in advertising on the kiosk. The Independence Area Chamber of Commerce received an anonymous donation in November,

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Linn County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam. Several people have reported to area law enforcement agencies that they’ve received suspicious phone calls. The caller claims to be Lieutenant Greg Allen from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. He is trying to collect money from the public, informing callers that they missed

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