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Recovery from Monday’s Storms Continues

Recovery from Monday’s Storms Continues

Some area residents are spending this week cleaning up the damage left behind by Monday’s storms. One business in the Arlington area, Nelly’s Detail, was completely destroyed by powerful straight-line winds. Owner Jenal Fettkether says she’s looking for a temporary place where she can set up her business through the summer. It’s a tough situation

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Monday’s Storms Delayed Manchester Street Closure

Monday’s storms delayed a closure that was part of the Manchester Street Project. Work had to wait yesterday due to the rain, but the South 5th Street and West Marion Street intersection closed Tuesday instead. The City says there is a traffic detour in place, with traffic from the west being detoured to West Main

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Powerful Storm Brings Damage to Northeast Iowa

Area residents spent Monday cleaning up after powerful straight line winds brought widespread damage across northeast Iowa. The hardest hit area appeared to be Buchanan, Delaware and Dubuque counties, along with the southern portions of Fayette and Clayton counties. When the storm warning was issued shortly before 9 am Monday, the National Weather Service warned

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Manchester Celebrates Opening Of Whitewater Park

Many are calling it not only the newest, but the LARGEST, whitewater park in the Midwest – and it’s right here in Manchester, Iowa. Saturday marked the grand opening of the Manchester Whitewater Park with the “Let It Flow” Riverfest celebration. And those who were there weren’t going to let a little rain spoil their fun.

MPL: Lib-Con

The Manchester Public Library will host its first-ever Lib-Con on Saturday, July 11th from 10 am to 2 pm. Lib-Con is a pop culture celebration to help create awareness and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms. If you’re an artist or vendor who would like to be an exhibitor at the event, pick

Manchester 5K Run/Walk “For the Kids”

A 5K Run/Walk “For The Kids” will be held Saturday, July 18th in Manchester. All proceeds go to the University of Iowa, which goes directly children and their families suffering from pediatric cancer and other bone marrow diseases at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Race starts at 7:30 am at the Beckman Complex. Stop

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Hiawatha Woman Dies after Struck by Lightning

A Hiawatha woman died after being struck by lightning early Saturday night. The Iowa DNR says 42-year old Rebecca McCarty was camping with friends and family at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area near Palo. She was struck by lightning while walking between camping spots shortly after 5:30 pm. McCarty was pronounced dead shortly after being

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