Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

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Smitty’s Closes Doors for Good

A longtime Manchester business has closed its doors for good. Owner Max Boren has confirmed to KMCH that Smitty’s Tire and Appliance is closed. The store has served the area since 1955. No other details are available at this time.  

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Brides & Weddings Volunteers for “Bartenders for a Cause”

The gals from Brides & Weddings were guest bartenders at Pin Oak in Manchester on Friday night. This monthly¬†fundraising event known as “Bartenders for a Cause” donates the tips collected by the guest bartenders. The Brides & Weddings staff collected 851 dollars in tips and will donate it all to the Breast Cancer Awareness organization.

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Castle Theatre Under New Management

Castle Theatre has been under new management for the past few months, and the transition has been a smooth one. Lisa Landers took over as the new manager of Manchester’s historic movie theater last fall after moving back to the area from Atlanta, Georgia. Lisa Manager 1 Landers has taken over the day-to-day responsibilities from

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Edgewood Locker Honored with Several Statewide Awards

An Edgewood business has been honored on a statewide level. Jim and Terry Kerns of the Edgewood Locker recently received the 2015 Iowa Meat Processors Association’s Achievement Award at the association’s annual convention in Ames earlier this month. The Kerns brothers were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the meat industry and their service to

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New Stitching Business Moves in Downtown

A new quilting and embroidery business is now open in downtown Manchester. A Stitch in Time has moved into Lila’s Frame Studio, with the two businesses sharing space. Owner Marie Millis, who has lived in the Manchester area for over 30 years, began sewing some of her own clothes when she was just eleven years

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Authorities Investigating Hit-and-Run Accident on Highway 3

Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened on Highway 3 just west of Edgewood earlier this month. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says on February 7th, a green Mustang was rear-ended by a pickup truck as the car tried turning into a private driveway. The pickup truck did not stop and continued westbound on

Marjorie Meyer – Janesville, WI, formerly of Elkader

Marjorie Ann Meyer, 83, of Janesville, formerly of Elkader, died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at an adult group home in Janesville, WI.   Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com.   Memorial Service:¬†¬† 11 AM March 3, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elkader, Iowa

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