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Man Arrested for Entering Manchester Home Without Permission

Man Arrested for Entering Manchester Home Without Permission

A Manchester man has been taken into custody after entering a home without permission. Manchester Police say they were called to a home on Tuesday to remove a man from the home. Police say the man, 33-year old Lance Blackcloud, then requested to be taken to a friend’s home on East Fayette Street because he

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Share the Harvest Needs Volunteers

Share the Harvest is in immediate need of people to join their corps of volunteers. The program is growing quickly and help is needed on Tuesdays and Thursday to help with set-up and the distribution of fresh produce to Delaware County residents who need help providing healthy food for their families. Contact Robin Stone at


Cooler and Wetter Weather Expected Into Fall

Long-range forecasters say the overall trend of cooler, wetter weather will likely continue for the next several months, with some periods of hot and dry mixed in. Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center, says the regional climate outlook – going out just eight-to-14 days – shows the rest of July and

First Iowa Farm Hit by Bird Flu Nearing Restocking Time

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – One of the first Iowa turkey farms to get bird flu is getting nearing the time at which birds can be restocked but most of the 77 farms affected are still weeks away from introduction of new flocks. Iowa Department of Agriculture officials said Tuesday all farms have been cleared

Mildred E. Hicks – Independence

Mildred E. Hicks, 85 years old, of Independence, Iowa, formerly of Newton, Iowa, died on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was born on May 7, 1930, in Mt. Moriah, Missouri, the daughter of Jess Adam and Echoe Lee (Addison) Middleton. She married Elgie A. Hicks in 1953,


Spires of Faith Cluster Hosting Softball Game

The Spires of Faith cluster is planning to host a softball game next month. The game will be held Sunday, August 9th at 1 o’clock at the Beckman Catholic High School softball diamond in Dyersville. This game will be two teams made up of parishioners from the Spires of Faith Cluster. Umpires will be the


Dyersville Pool Re-opens after Water Quality Issues

The Dyersville Aquatic Center is back open after some issues last week. The pool was closed Friday due to a water quality problem. The City said low chlorine levels led to the shutdown. Workers fixed the issue by “shocking” the pool with chlorine and other chemicals. The pool reopened Saturday morning after water samples showed

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 20

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “In general, crops are in pretty good shape with 83 percent of corn and 77 percent of beans rated good

Deb Kremer – Lamont

City or Town Heading: Lamont Name of Deceased: Deb Kremer Age of Deceased: 63 Date & Place of Death: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids Services: 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 24, 2015 Place of Services: St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Manchester, Iowa Special Services: Scripture service at 3 PM Thursday

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