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Petersburg School Celebrates New Playground Equipment

Petersburg School Celebrates New Playground Equipment

Hennessy Catholic School in Petersburg has a brand new playground. A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday night to celebrate the community’s newest addition. It all started with an idea from parent Penny Goebel, who says the kids just needed something better. Goebel says their original goal was to get more swings and some monkey bars.

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Independence Installs Second Visitor’s Information Kiosk

Independence’s second Visitor’s Information Kiosk is now up and running at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center. The kiosk features local retail, dining, and entertainment options in Independence to assist visitors in discovering Independence and the amenities it has to offer. Last December, the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce received an anonymous donation in the amount of

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Manchester Hosting New Bacon-N-Hops Festival

The Manchester Chamber will host its first-ever Bacon-N-Hops Festival this Saturday. Event organizer Doris Sherman says if you’re a bacon lover, you’ll want to check it out. And committee member Donna Boss says they’ll have plenty of craft beer samples there, too. The Delaware County Madco Home Brewers will be there giving samples and demonstrating how to

Mida G. Drinkwater – Manchester

Mida Gussie Drinkwater, 85, of Manchester, Iowa,  passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on September 5, 1929, at Maynard, the daughter of Earl and Ethel (DeLong) Foss.  She was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Maynard High School in 1947.  Mida attended


Officials Meeting to Discuss Jones County Supervisors Vacancy

Jones County officials will meet today to discuss filling a vacancy on the County Board of Supervisors. Longtime Supervisor Keith Dirks passed away earlier this month after a brief illness. For the past 19 years, Dirks served on the board representing District 5. This afternoon, the Supervisor Vacancy Committee consisting of the Jones County Auditor, Recorder

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Cash Mob Strikes Delhi Fireman’s Breakfast

The Delaware County Cash Mob struck Delhi on Sunday morning. The Cash Mob – made up of about 50 area residents – spent their money this month at the Delhi Fireman’s Breakfast. The mob met in Delaware, with the long line of vehicles led by area firetrucks into Delhi on Highway 38. The Delaware County Cash

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