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Operation Santa Claus Trees Up at Local Businesses

Operation Santa Claus Trees Up at Local Businesses

Operation Santa Claus has its Christmas trees up at several area businesses. This local group of volunteers puts up the trees every year in hopes that people will take a tag off the tree and purchase a gift for a local family in need. Co-chair Pat Becker says your help would be appreciated. The trees

Manchester Public Library Book Fair

Looking for a great book to give as a gift or to read to your kids? Come to a book fair at the Manchester Public Library beginning on Friday, November 20th and running through December 10th. The BookHouse book store from Marion will bring books for children of all ages along with some specialty items


Improve Tractor Efficiency and Cut Fuel Costs

AMES, Iowa — A new publication, Farm Energy: Case Studies – Techniques to improve tractor energy efficiency and fuel savings(PM 3063D), is now available for download in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store. This publication is part of the Farm Energy: Case Study series and outlines ways for farmers and ranchers to improve

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Manchester Police Warn Residents of Phone Scam

The Manchester Police Department is warning residents of a phone scam. The police department says a number of residents have received calls from someone claiming to be Bank of America. The caller asks the resident for their credit card number. Manchester Police say this is a scam and you should warn your friends and family.


Officials Investigating Clayton County Auditor’s Absence

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A Clayton County official met with an Iowa Attorney General’s Office investigator to discuss the county auditor’s continued absence. The Telegraph Herald reports Gary Bowden, chairman of the county supervisors, and the investigator discussed Dennis Freitag Friday. Freitag has been out of his office since the end of June. The auditor says that

Unique Bridge Christened in Buchanan County

FAIRBANK, Iowa (AP) – A bridge made with a new ultra-high performance concrete from Korea has been christened in Buchanan County. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the 52-foot-long Hawkeye UHPC Bridge near Fairbank was christened Tuesday. Brent Phares, director of the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University, says the ultra-high performance concrete used


Manchester Hopes Tax Abatements Will Encourage Home Development

The Manchester City Council is looking into designating an urban revitalization area. So what does that mean exactly? City Manager Tim Vick explains. The new designation would allow the City of Manchester to offer a tax abatement on the first 75-thousand dollars of increased value for a newly-constructed single-family residential home anywhere within the city


Manchester Community Observes Veterans Day

Area veterans were honored today at several local Veterans Day services, including St. Mary’s School, West Delaware Middle School and West Delaware High School. Manchester Legion member Todd Tomlin says it’s great to have the students involved. Good Neighbor Home resident Arlyn Brockmeyer was one of the veterans at today’s services. He has many memories


Veterans Helping Veterans Receive Proper Burial

Today marks Veterans Day… and a group of Delaware County veterans recently started an effort to make sure all local veterans are being honored when it comes to their final resting place. Veteran Larry Beaman says they want to ensure that all local veterans receive a proper burial. Beaman says they’d appreciate any donations for

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Iowa Farmers Smash Soybean Production Record

ANKENY, IOWA — A record state and national soybean crop will likely open doors to new marketing opportunities, according to Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) leaders. Iowa’s soybean harvest, projected at nearly 550 million bushels, is nearly complete. According to today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Crop Production Report, this year’s crop will eclipse the previous