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Less Corn Planned For 2014

Less Corn Planned For 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Corn is the top crop for U.S. farmers but the golden luster has faded with much lower corn prices prompting many to consider switching to more soybeans this year. A December survey of more than 1,600 producers by Farm Futures, an agriculture-focused publisher, indicated farmers intend to reduce corn planting


Fire Damages Home On Prospect Street In Manchester

Manchester Firefighters responded to a house fire at 312 Prospect Thursday afternoon.  According to Manchester Fire Chief Mike Ryan, the fire was contained to a sleeping area in the basement.  There was also smoke and heat damage throughout the two story wood structure.  The home is owned by Hank and Julie Markum.  No cause has

AP Newsminute 1-17-14

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Governor Terry Branstad says he is “energized” and ready to run for an unprecedented sixth term in office. The 67-year-old Republican governor announced his bid for re-election last night before several hundred supporters at a conference center in West Des


String of Burglaries in Central City and Troy Mills

Linn County authorities are investigating a recent string of burglaries in Central City and Troy Mills. Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner told KCRG a burglar or burglars broke into five businesses last week and attempted a break-in at a sixth business. The burglaries happened late Monday night, January 6th into the morning hours of Tuesday,

Marion M. (Schneider) Holl, Ryan

Funeral Services for 84 year old Marion (Schneider) Holl of Ryan, formerly of Manchester will be at 10:30am Friday, January 17 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan. Visitation will be 9:30am to 10:30am at the church. Hoffman-Schneider Funeral Home in Dubuque is in charge of arrangements.

Dean Herman, Earlville

Dean Herman, 86, of Earlville, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville, IA.   Family will greet friends 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Earlville.  Cremation was held per family wishes.  Burial will be at a later date.

Richard “Dick” Hart, Manchester

Richard  “Dick” Raymond Hart, 78, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Monday, January 13, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on October 2, 1935, in Manchester, the son of Ray C. and Nellie (Speck) Hart.  Dick graduated from Manchester High School in 1954.  He served honorably in the U.S. Army from


Remaining Iowa Men’s Basketball Games Sold Out

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa Department of Athletics announced Tuesday that the remaining seven men’s basketball home games against Big Ten competition have been sold out. Iowa sold out four games already this season and the additional seven sell outs will give the Hawkeyes 11 sellouts, their most since the 2001-02 season (when

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