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Lourine Marie (Thibadeau) Diamond – Dubuque

Lourine Marie (Thibadeau) Diamond of Dubuque, 93, joined her husband, relatives, and friends at that big party in heaven on Monday, February 10, 2014.  Funeral Mass will be 2 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.  Family will greet friends 3 pm – 8 pm, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at

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Manchester Police Chief Announces Retirement

Longtime Manchester Police Chief Bruce Trapp is retiring. Trapp has worked for the City of Manchester for nearly forty years, serving as chief since 1979. He is among three city employees who have opted to take advantage of the city’s voluntary early retirement program, which is being offered this year. Police Sergeant Glenn Nystel and

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Newlywed Game Day 2

Day #2 of the Newlywed Game on KMCH…Chad and Jenny Eschen scored 30 points, so Todd and Dulcie Mangold remain in the lead with 35 points.  Hear the contestants HERE

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February Valued Volunteer: Darla Gaskill

Congratulations to our February Valued Volunteer: Darla Gaskill of Manchester.  Darla is a recent retiree of West Delaware High School, and continues to volunteer her time and devotion to students at West Delaware High School every day.  She goes above and beyond what’s expected to stay after school and help when a student needs it.


Bluder Becomes Winningest Hawkeye Coach

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s Lisa Bluder is now the school’s winningest coach. The Hawkeyes (19-6, 7-4 Big Ten) beat Northwestern 90-84 on Monday night to give Bluder her 270th victory at Iowa, surpassing the mark set by C. Vivian Stringer. Bluder has a record of 270-163 in her 14 seasons with the Hawkeyes.


Manchester Woman Sentenced In Lamont Meth Case

A Manchester woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison and fined $5,000 for conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine.  A press release from the Buchanan County Attorney says that 35 year old Addie Craver pled guilty to the charges last Tuesday in Buchanan County District Court.  Craver was previously convicted of Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth in

Martha “Marty” Michels, Manchester

Funeral Services for 59 year old Martha “Marty” Michels of Manchester will be held at 7:00pm Tuesday Feb 11 at Fawcett Funeral Home in Wintrhop. Visitation will be 3pm until 7pm Tuesday at Fawcett Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Madison Cemetary at Aurora at a future date. Survivors of Martha Michels include: her


Fire Destroys House Near Coggon

The Coggon Fire Department was called out Saturday morning to a house fire at a farm house on Monticello Road, two miles east of Coggon just off Highway 13. The house was considered a complete loss. Firefighters determined the fire started in the basement. The cause is under investigation, but does not appear to be

HS Sports; Weekend Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director, Jamie Vaske-Broadcaster/Reporter and Sue Morris-WD Bowling Assistant Coach: Post season wrestling got underway on Saturday as grapplers from around the area competed to finish in the top two of their weight classes at sectionals to move on to next Saturday’s district tournaments. At the sectional in Manchester West Delaware took home

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