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Steven Earl Moritz – Manchester

Steven Earl Moritz, 67, of Manchester, Iowa, (formerly of Edgewood) passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was born on April 30, 1948, in Postville, the son of Alan and Jean (Brown) Moritz. As a young boy he was raised in Colesburg. His

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Country Cruisers Car Cruise Route

The Country Cruisers Car Cruise is Saturday, August 8th! There is an earlier start time this year! Line up begins at 2:30 pm at EZ Pickins in Manchester, with the cruise leaving at 4:30 pm. Here’s a look at this year’s route… Leave EZ Pickins at 4:30pm Turn Right onto Burrington Road Turn Left onto

Environmental Group Pushing DNR for Cleaner Water Standards

Members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement are turning in petition signatures to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, calling for tougher enforcement of the Clean Water Act. Jess Mazour, I-C-C-I’s farm and environment organizer, says the comments were focused on the D-N-R’s draft list of impaired waterways. She says more accountability is needed. “We

Governor Extends Bird Flu State of Disaster Emergency

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through Aug. 30 in response to the bird flu outbreak in the state. The declaration Tuesday is the third extension of the original disaster proclamation. It otherwise would have expired Friday. The virus has infected more than 31.5 million birds

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DNR Conducting Roadside Wildlife Surveys

You may see the DNR along some area roads over the next couple weeks. They’re preparing to launch their annual wildlife population survey. Data will be collected from over 200 routes statewide, each covering about 30 miles. DNR spokesman Kevin Baskins says the survey gives them a snapshot of what the wildlife populations look like

USDA Expects to Pay $191 Million for Bird Flu Losses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The federal government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says that’s in addition to the nearly $400 million spent on cleaning up dead birds and disinfecting barns. The government also is paying to

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