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Manchester Rhubarbfest

Manchester Rhubarbfest

Manchester’s Rhubarbfest is this Saturday from 9 to 1 in Baum Park… Chamber Director Jack Klaus says it’s an event they started several years ago because they wanted to hold a festival unique to Manchester. Rhubarbfest 0 Rhubarbfest will feature everything that is rhubarb… plus a few other attractions. Rhubarbfest 1 Klaus says entries are


Miscanthus Could Become Next Big Iowa Crop

It has an odd name, but a tall-growing plant from Asia could be Iowa’s next energy crop. Miscanthus is a relative of sugar cane and it’s about to become much more abundant in a state dominated by corn and soybeans. Emily Heaton, an agronomy professor at Iowa State University, is working with miscanthus, which resembles


Farm Machinery Thefts Reported in Fayette County

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a couple reports of farm machinery theft this past week. The incidents don’t appear to be connected. Authorities received a report of a tractor that had been stolen from a farm near Wadena Thursday night. 24-year old Tyler Horton (pictured) of Wadena was arrested and charged with


Severe Weather Likely Tonight

Severe weather is a good possibility as we head into tonight… The National Weather Service says damaging storms are expected to develop later today in Iowa. The Storm Prediction Center believes the best chances for severe weather will be just to our south – along and south of Interstate 80, with a slight risk for


Primary Election Day

Today is the Primary Election… The polls will be open from 7 am to 9 pm today. This year’s primary features several big races… Five Republicans are vying for the party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that is being vacated by Senator Tom Harkin. Joni Ernst, Mark Jacobs, Sam Clovis, Matt Whitaker and Scott

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RMC Receives $1.2 Million in Pledges for Expansion

You may have seen the “Together We Can” signs showing up throughout Manchester and other area communities. The signs are in support of Regional Medical Center’s capital campaign to raise funds for the hospital’s expansion project, which started a couple weeks ago. RMC has announced that one-point-two million dollars has been pledged in support of

Library Gardens on Monday Nights

Library Gardens: What’s happening at the Manchester Public Library’s garden plot on River Street at the community garden? Anyone interested can meet some of the library staff at our very first “library garden” every Monday from 6:30-7:30pm. See what’s growing, pull some weeds, do some watering! All ages are welcome to participate. Some of the


Man Dies in Garage Accident in Quasqueton

QUASQUETON, Iowa (AP) – A tragic accident in Quasqueton over the weekend has left one person dead. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year old Brandon Smith was working in a home garage underneath a stock car-type vehicle when the vehicle came off a jack stand and fell on him. The accident was reported around


Hazleton Man Injured in Fayette County Collision

A Hazleton man was injured in a crash in Fayette County Saturday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says an SUV driven by 37-year old Christopher Atkinson of Hazleton was struck by a car that failed to stop at the intersection of G Avenue and 40th Street. Atkinson was transported to Mercy Hospital for head and neck


Two Injured in Fayette County Motorcycle Crash

Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident in Fayette County Friday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says 66-year old Rex Manson of Independence was driving his motorcycle westbound on Bush Road west of B Avenue when the motorcycle went off the road and into the ditch, overturning onto its side. His passenger, Angela Manson of

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