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Approaching Snowstorm May Arrive Caucus Night

Approaching Snowstorm May Arrive Caucus Night

It’s a little early yet to be concerned, but winter weather could threaten the turnout for next Monday night’s first-in-the-nation presidential Caucuses in Iowa. Meteorologist Mindy Beerends at the National Weather Service says a storm system is starting to form now, which may reach Iowa early next week. The forecast is likely to change as


Sanders Holding Campaign Rally in Manchester Saturday

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be in Manchester this weekend. Sanders will hold a Volunteer Rally at the Delaware County Community Center at the fairgrounds this Saturday at 11 am. The doors will open at 10 am. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but RSVPs are strongly


‘Three Drink Minimum’ Band Raises Money for LDRA

A local band recently spent a night volunteering as guest bartenders to raise money for Lake Delhi. The band Three Drink Minimum served as guest bartenders at Pin Oak in Manchester as part of the restaurant’s “Bartenders for a Cause” program. The six band members raised about 655 dollars, which they donated to the Lake


Driver Killed in Clermont Crash was Convicted Sex Offender

Authorities say the driver killed in a crash in Clermont Sunday was a convicted sex offender. 38-year old James Tackett of Clermont died after his car crashed into a building that housed Resale Therapy, a business along Highway 18. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says investigators discovered Tackett was a convicted sex offender who had

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Boutique 100 Closing in Downtown Manchester

One of downtown Manchester’s businesses will be closing its doors this Friday. Boutique 100, a women’s clothing store, will permanently close its location on the corner of Franklin and Main Streets. The store opened across the street in June 2012 before moving to its current location. Boutique 100 owner Christine Fangman says all items must

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Two Edgewood Firefighters Honored for Years of Service

Two Edgewood firefighters were honored at the Edgewood Fire Department’s Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday. Greg Brady was recognized for 35 years of service. Over the years, Brady has been active serving as Assistant Chief, Secretary and Treasurer. And Andy Meese was recognized for five years of service to the Edgewood Fire Department. Meese is


Manchester City Council Meeting Recap

The Manchester City Council held a short meeting last night. The Council approved the Manchester Police Department’s request for an Automated Vehicle Location System for the police department’s squad cars. We’ll tell you more about that new system in upcoming newscasts. A presentation on the updated Airport Layout Plan was postponed and will be presented

Mary C. Hansel – Elkport

Mary Corrine Hansel, 92, of Elkport, Iowa, died on Monday, January 25, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg, Iowa. She was born on February 10, 1923, in rural Elkport, the daughter of James and Lucy (Heitman) Phelan. Corrine was raised and educated in the Elkport area attending rural school. On June 11, 1941,


Cruz Makes Campaign Stop in Manchester

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made a campaign stop in Manchester Monday afternoon, just one week before the Iowa Caucuses. Over 150 people crammed into the main dining room at Fireside Pub and Steakhouse to hear Cruz speak. Cruz, who is in a tight battle with Donald Trump for the Republican lead in Iowa, spoke

Egg Farms Recovering from Last Year’s Bird Flu

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa egg farms are bouncing back from last year’s bird flu outbreak but rebuilding flocks with millions of new egg layers is taking time as the industry predicted. The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Friday shows Iowa’s population of egg-laying hens at 37.9 million in December, up 6