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MDA Fill the Boot Sets New Local Record

MDA Fill the Boot Sets New Local Record

A record number of donations was collected during Monday night’s MDA Fill the Boot campaign in Manchester. Each year, Manchester firefighters walk the parade route asking parade-goers to fill their boots with spare change. This year, one-thousand eight-hundred seventy-three dollars was raised… a new local record! All the money goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Crops Starting to Feel Effects of Too Much Rain

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The trend toward strong storms and too much rain is beginning to take a toll on Iowa crops. Farmers report yellowing corn plants, a sign of too much moisture, and stress to soybean plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop update that 76 percent of Iowa

NE Iowa Flooding 6-18-14

Weather for the Record Books

June 2014 will go down in the record books as the third wettest June in Iowa history. capwettest1 State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says they are still double-checking rainfall records from the official reporting stations around the state, but he is pegging the statewide average rainfall in June at nine-point-61 inches. capwettest2 Manchester received nine-point-35 inches

Masonville Emergency Warning Siren Not Working

The City of Masonville lost their emergency warning siren this week. Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ryan says the siren was struck by lightning when the thunderstorms moved through earlier this week. The siren no longer works, so the community is working to secure a replacement warning system. Until that happens, the Masonville Fire

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Fairbank Motorcyclist Injured after High Speed Chase

A Fairbank man was seriously injured while leading authorities on a high speed chase recently. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office just released details of the accident that injured 20-year old Derek Macke. They say Macke was led a Buchanan County deputy patrol vehicle on a pursuit northbound on W-33 heading into Stanley on Friday night,

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Delaware County Relay for Life Raises Nearly $70,000

Friday night’s Delaware County Relay for Life is expected to have raised close to 70-thousand dollars. As many of you know, the money raised at the event goes to the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research and raise cancer awareness. And each person walking during the Relay for Life at the fairgrounds in Manchester

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Monday’s Storms Bring Damage and Flooding

Damage has been reported across Iowa after severe weather hit the area again Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service says it received dozens of reports of damage, caused by high winds and large hail. There were also several reports of storms that were capable of producing tornadoes, but officials have not confirmed those yet. One


Near Drowning at Manchester Aquatic Center

A three-year old boy nearly drowned in the Manchester Aquatic Center’s pool on Wednesday night. City Parks and Rec Director Doug Foley explains. Near Drowning 1 Foley says the child was at the pool with family members. Near Drowning 2 Several years ago, another child was saved from a near drowning at the Manchester Aquatic

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Linn County Fair Returns Home This Year

The Linn County Fair is back in Central City this year… If you remember, last year Linn County moved their fair events to the Delaware County fairgrounds in Manchester due to the threat of major flooding. Linn County Fair Association board member Heidi Steffen says they’re happy to be back at home, with this year’s

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