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XL Specialized Trailers Acquired by Bull Moose Industries

XL Specialized Trailers Acquired by Bull Moose Industries

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., PRNewswire/ — Bull Moose Industries, the North American manufacturing group, has announced that it has completed the purchase of Manchester, Iowa-based XL Specialized Trailers (XL).  Bull Moose Industries is owned by the Caparo diversified global industrial interests of British Indian businessman The Right Honourable Lord Swraj Paul. XL is a leading manufacturer of customized

Linn County Needs Storage for Up to 700,000 Documents

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Linn County will soon have to find a new home for thousands of court documents that are being stored in a rented space. The city of Cedar Rapids is working to buy the Hubbard Ice building, where the county stores up to 700,000 court documents, and will likely demolish it


Public Input Wanted on How to Fill Hancock’s Seat

Dubuque County officials met Tuesday to discuss their options for filling a vacant seat on the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Tom Hancock passed away unexpectedly on January 31st, leaving an empty seat on the board of three. A committee made up of the County Auditor, Recorder and Treasurer will need to decide whether the Supervisor

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West Delaware Sets Date for Public Hearing on School Calendar

The West Delaware School Board will hold a public hearing on next year’s school calendar at their March meeting. Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says they are still in the process of developing the calendar. The district has conducted a forum with representatives from the community, St. Mary’s School and West Delaware schools to gather input.


Area Couples Competing on “KMCH Newlywed Game”

Kory and Michelle Wulfekuhle started the week on Monday with a perfect score of 70! If you missed it, click here to listen: True newlyweds Jerry and Rachel Green scored 35 points on Tuesday… Wednesday’s couple, Randy and Jackie Mormann, scored 15 points… Thursday’s couple was John and Betty Errthum, who scored 25 points… Friday’s couple


Branstad Says Economic Signals Cause for Concern

Uncertainty remains about the farm economy and the state’s future budget situation, causing the Governor Terry Branstad to think over his options. Branstad ordered state worker furloughs and across-the-board cuts in the state budget during the depths of the Farm Crisis. “But I’ve learned that’s not the way to do things,” Branstad says. So, if


Manchester City Council News

The Manchester City Council heard a presentation Monday night about a master plan for the Manchester Municipal Airport. Eric Johnson and Greg Cabalka from Kirkham Michael say the plan includes a proposed apron and taxiway expansion, with a runway length of 38-hundred feet. A public hearing is planned for February 22nd, with bids due March

El Nino Weather Pattern Brings Drawback for Farmers

An Iowa State University climatologist says the current El Nino weather pattern is generally providing Iowa with milder temperatures this winter. Elywnn Taylor says it’s also bringing abundant moisture which is causing sub-soil tiles to run at full capacity to drain the state’s farm fields. Taylor says there’s a big drawback for farmers from El