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HITECH Finding Success after Acquiring Northeast Iowa Telephone

HITECH Finding Success after Acquiring Northeast Iowa Telephone

Manchester’s newest communications business has been keeping busy. HITECH acquired Northeast Iowa Telephone this past winter. Division Manager Ron Pollard says HITECH is a division of Price Electric, with the main office located in Robins. There was one noticeable difference when HITECH took over Northeast Iowa Telephone – they got rid of the storefront. The


West Delaware School Board News

The West Delaware School Board approved several hires and resignations this week. Resigning employees include Head 8th Grade Football Coach Tim Rudd, 2nd Grade Teacher Melissa Schettler, High School Special Ed Teacher Annmarie Ulrich and Food Service Assistant Robin Russell. Hires include Middle School Band Teacher Jillian Burdick, Family Consumer Science Teacher Christian Carper, 7th


Manchester Looking into Redeveloping Downtown Area

The City of Manchester is looking into redeveloping the downtown area. There have been some changes in downtown Manchester over the past few years, including the new whitewater park, the opening of new businesses and the City’s demolition of two flood buyout properties. City officials would like to redevelop downtown Manchester with a goal of

iowa soybean

Weather, Demand Continue to be Major Soybean Market Movers

ANKENY, IOWA — Soybean prices have soared nearly $2 per bushel since the beginning of March, and Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) experts and industry analysts say the rally could continue. November soybeans on the Chicago Board of Trade jumped more than 50 cents per bushel today closing at more than $10. 67 per bushel after


Delaware FSA Reminder: File Crop Acreage Report

The Delaware County Farm Service Agency reminds all producers of the requirement to file a 2016 Crop Acreage report. In order to maintain eligibility in all Farm Service Agency programs, an accurate report of all cropland acres, including hay, pasture and other non-insured crops is required to be filed and signed in our office by

Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Practices Statewide

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced today the 2016 sign-up period is open for cost share funds to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices. This program has been popular with farmers interested in adding additional practices to their operation. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till,