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GNB Bank Employees Make Easter Bags for Food Bank

GNB Bank Employees Make Easter Bags for Food Bank

  The staff at GNB Bank in Manchester recently gathered after hours to put their sewing skills to the test for a good cause. The employees made nearly 50 cloth bags for the Delaware County Food Bank. On Saturday, the bags will be filled for Easter meals for three hundred families in Delaware County. The


Clayton County Public Safety Drill Planned Monday Morning

A public safety drill will take place Monday morning in Clayton County. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says the drill will take place at 9 am at the Clayton County Courthouse and the Clayton County Office Building. Officials will be testing the ability of multi-agency response teams for emergencies, with the Sheriff’s Office, Elkader Police Department, Elkader


Driver Injured in Crash Near Central City

One person was injured in a crash east of Central City late Saturday night. According to a press release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, a pickup truck drove into the ditch at the intersection of Sawyer Road and Wagner Road. The truck rolled over, coming to rest on its wheels in Buffalo Creek. The


Manchester Man Arrested on Numerous Drug Charges

A Manchester man has been arrested on numerous drug charges. The Manchester Police Department served a search warrant at 600 East Fayette Street in Manchester on February 15th. During that time, officers found controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. This week, police arrested 25-year old Casey Funke of Manchester. Funke has been charged with Possession of Methamphetamine,

Lois Hearn – Monticello

Lois Mae Hearn, 81, of Monticello died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center in Monticello after a brief illness.   Friends may gather after 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Monticello where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.  Inurnment will be at Oakwood

John R. Devaney – Monticello

John R. Devaney, 57, of Monticello, died suddenly Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Jones Regional Medical Center.   Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello with a parish vigil service at 3:00 p.m.  Friends may continue to call after 10:00 a.m. Monday morning at


Manchester Chamber Hosts Ag Luncheon

The Manchester Chamber’s Annual Ag Luncheon was Thursday at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion. This year’s speaker was Dr. David Kohl, a former professor of agricultural finance and small business management and entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech. Due to popular demand, Kohl is invited to speak every other year at the event, which celebrates and recognizes

Louis Fredrick Holz – Manchester

Louis Fredrick  Holz, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on July 23, 1921, in Galena, Illinois, the son of Louis Carl John and Agnes Henrietta (Zicks) Holz.  He attended rural schools near Galena.   On June 7, 1956, Louis was united

William D. “Dean” Jones – Manchester

William D. “Dean” Jones, 90, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at his residence.  He was born on March 21, 1924, the son of William David and Blanche (Traver) Jones, in Manchester.  Dean was a 1942 graduate of the Manchester High School.  He served honorably as a member of the Army Air

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