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Senator Grassley Visits West Delaware High School

Senator Grassley Visits West Delaware High School

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley made a visit to West Delaware High School on Thursday afternoon. The high school students got a chance to voice their concerns and ask questions during an hour-long Q & A session with the Senator in the high school auditorium. And Grassley told KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker that he thought

Jewell J. Chappell – Volga

Jewell Janet Chappell, 95, of Volga, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.   Visitation: 4 to 6 PM on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the funeral home and one hour before service time at the church on Tuesday.   Funeral Service: 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at St. Paul

Western Dubuque High School Principal Resigning

The principal of Western Dubuque High School in Epworth is leaving for a superintendent job in central Iowa.   Dave Hoeger has been hired as the new superintendent of Montezuma Schools.   But it won’t be easy for Hoeger to leave “Bobcat Nation”. He first came to Western Dubuque as a math teacher in 1998

Former Independence Couple Sentenced for Setting House on Fire

A former Independence couple has been sentenced for setting their own house on fire. 32-year old Brandon Dorsey and 28-year old Jessi Dorsey were sentenced in Iowa District Court in Buchanan County on Tuesday. They pleaded guilty to Second Degree Arson in December. An investigation revealed that the Dorseys had intentionally caused a fire at

Morrison Leaving West Delaware

West Delaware will have an administrative position to fill next school year. It was announced Wednesday that High School Assistant Principal and Activities Director Mike Morrison will be leaving at the end of the school year. Morrison has accepted a position as the Activities Director at Liberty, a new public high school opening this fall

Update: Congressman Blum Schedules Four Town Hall Meetings

Earlier today on KMCH, we reported that Republican U.S. Congressman Rod Blum was considering hosting town hall meetings in his district. Constituents have been asking for town halls, but he told us last Friday while visiting the station that it was something he needed to discuss with his staff. On Wednesday afternoon, we received an update

Sen. Grassley Visiting Manchester Thursday

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will be in Manchester on Thursday. Grassley will meet with students at West Delaware High School for a question and answer session. The event runs from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. We’ll have coverage of the event in upcoming newscasts here on KMCH. The U.S. Senate is not in session this week. Grassley

New West Delaware School Board Member Appointed

A new West Delaware School Board member was appointed Monday night. Steve Dudak was named to the position. The School Board chose him because he had previously served in that seat on the board. Dudak replaces Steve Buesing, who submitted his resignation last month. He is moving out of the state for professional reasons. Dudak’s

Congressman Blum Considering Town Hall Meetings

Congressman Rod Blum says there are no town hall meetings in his schedule… yet. Some people in the Congressman’s district have been pushing for the Dubuque Republican businessman to hold a town hall meeting so they can confront him about concerns over healthcare and other issues. But during a visit to the KMCH studios last Friday,

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