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News Director Janelle Tucker & KMCH Honored by IBNA

News Director Janelle Tucker & KMCH Honored by IBNA

It was a great night for KMCH at the 2014 Iowa Broadcast News Association Banquet! News Director Janelle Tucker was honored with six awards, including the IBNA’s highest honor of 1st Place for Overall Excellence in Small Market Radio! Janelle also won 1st Place for Overall Excellence in Anchoring, 2nd Place for Feature Story, 3rd

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Erosion is Costing Iowa Farmers Millions

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Rain and wind is washing away enough of Iowa’s fertile topsoil to potentially reduce crop yields by $1 billion, so researchers are working to develop a better way to measure erosion. The Des Moines Register reports researchers think parts of Iowa could be losing up to 12 times more soil

Lora Mager – Elkader

Lora Mager, 58, of Elkader, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. Visitation: 3 to 7 pm – Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour before services at the church on Friday. Funeral Service: 11:00 am – Friday, May 9, 2014, at

Construction Work Leads to Closures in Manchester

Construction work is beginning today on a couple areas in Manchester. The railroad crossing on South Tama Street will be closed for repairs. The area will be marked with construction signage. The railroad crossing is expected to be closed through Wednesday. And also starting today, Burrington Road/South Fifth Street will be closed from Enterprise Avenue to the

Purple Semi

Michigan Woman Wins Purple “Longhaul Survivor” Semi

The locally-famous purple semi that’s been raising money for cancer now officially has an owner… Brittany Dunigan of Canton, Michigan won the Peterbilt semi known as the “Longhaul Survivor” in a fundraiser raffle at the Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck and Tractor Show in Earlville on Saturday. The semi, which was painted purple in


Great Turn Out For Metals Collection Day

There was a huge turnout for the annual Metals Collection Day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Two large trailers and two pickup loads of miscellaneous metal items were hauled away, along with several trailer loads of appliances and barbecue grills. The unwanted items, which were dropped off by area residents, will all be

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Bellevue Man Killed In Industrial Accident

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally injured in a Dubuque workplace accident. The man was identified as 19-year-old Colin Jackson, of rural Bellevue. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says he was caught in industrial equipment around 5:15 p.m. Friday at Jackson Concrete Pumping near the Dubuque

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