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Ryan Man Hospitalized After Swerving To Avoid Deer

Ryan Man Hospitalized After Swerving To Avoid Deer

A Ryan man was taken to the hospital following a one-vehicle accident on X31 north of D42 in Delaware County Friday night.  37 year old Dustin Holroyd was traveling south on X31 when he swerved to avoid a deer, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle.  Holroyd was taken to Regional Medical Center.

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Manchester Firefighters Respond To Early Morning Garage Fire

The Manchester Fire Department responded to a garage fire early this (Monday) morning.  According to Manchester Fire Chief Mike Ryan, Firefighters responded to the call at 1:54 this morning to a home owned by Dan Ries at 312 South Brewer.  The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. (Photo Courtesy of Jamie Vaske)

Harry D. Prull – Monticello

Harry D. Prull, 89, of Monticello died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Monticello Nursing and RehabilitationCenter after a long illness. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m. A Mass of

Mary Etta Fuller – Manchester

Mary Etta Fuller, 92, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on December 25, 1921, in Central City, the daughter of Roy and Edna (Dunn) Higgins.  Mary was raised and educated in the Central City area, and was a 1939 Central City High


Edgewood Shares Ideas At “TNT” Meetings

Edgewood has an interesting way to share news and ideas with members of the community – “Think New Thoughts” or “TNT” is a meeting held at an area restaurant once a month. Chamber Director Elise Bergan explains: One of the big topics of discussion is the upcoming RAGBRAI event: Another topic at this month’s meeting


Lake Delhi Phase One Construction Starting Soon

Work on restoring Lake Delhi is expected to start next month. The Lake Delhi District Trustees recently awarded the contract for Phase One of construction to Lunde Construction Company. Lunde was the lowest of four bidders, coming in at four-point-five million dollars – very close to the engineer’s estimate for Phase One construction costs. Trustees


Suspicious Van Spotted at West Delaware Schools

Local authorities are keeping their eye out for a suspicious vehicle spotted at West Delaware Middle School in Manchester. School superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey sent out an email to parents of students Wednesday night, letting them know that a gold bronze-colored Chevy van had been seen parked near the Middle School Wednesday and was later

Joseph A. Klein – Manchester

Joseph A. Klein, 91, of Manchester died March 25, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester by Rev.  Joseph Schneider.  Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2014 at


Manchester City Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Several Manchester city employees have been recognized for their years of service to the City. Mayor Milt Kramer presented service awards to Rick Carnicle for twenty-five years of service to the Manchester Police Department, Perry Peterson for twenty-five years of service for Project Inspections and and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Jim Hauschild and Linda Loney-Fangmann

Ambrose “Biff” Schlarmann – Monticello

Ambrose “Biff” Schlarmann age 98,  of Monticello, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Monticello Nursing and RehabilitationCenter following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 Friday morning, March 28, 2014 at  St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 until 7 Thursday at the

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