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Public Hearing On Right-Of-Way Sale To RMC

Public Hearing On Right-Of-Way Sale To RMC

The Manchester City Council will hold a public hearing tonight. The City recently worked out a tentative agreement with Regional Medical Center over the sale of the vacated North 6th Street/West Fayette Street right-of-way east of the hospital. Regional Medical Center would like to purchase the right-of-way so they can move forward with expanding the

Elwyn DeLancey Starr – Edgewood

Elwyn DeLancey Starr, 98, of Edgewood, formerly of South Dakota, passed away, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, Edgewood, IA. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m.,Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Edgewood Bible Church in Edgewood Rev. James Rinehart officiating.  Family will greet friends from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., at

C. F. Foster – Manchester

C. F. Foster, 96, of Manchester died Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Manchester Gospel Hall.  Family will greet friends from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremations Services

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Manchester Police Arrest Two Men on Meth Charges

Two Manchester man have been arrested on meth charges. Manchester Police took 62-year old Carl Hayes into custody on Wednesday. Police say the arrest dates back to October 2nd, when they searched Hayes home and firepit and discovered items associated with manufacturing methamphetamine. Police seized the items, which have been analyzed at the state’s DCI

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Funnel Week in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad’s legislative priorities survived a procedural deadline in the Iowa General Assembly this week, while some more controversial bills appeared dead. Bills dealing with veterans support, bullying prevention and expanding broadband Internet were set to survive a Friday deadline and will move forward in the legislature. All three

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Ag Census Shows Boom in Farm Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) – American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined. A new government survey says the number of U.S. farms dropped to 2.1 million in 2012, about a 4 percent drop from five years earlier.

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Iowa/Indiana Basketball Game Rescheduled for Thursday

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s basketball game against Indiana, which was postponed on Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27th in Bloomington, Indiana. Tipoff is slated for about 8 pm at Assembly Hall. Also, Iowa’s home game against Purdue, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 1st has been moved to Sunday,

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Fire Engulfs Independence Warehouse

A fire broke out at a large commercial warehouse in Independence Thursday morning. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says they received several 911 reports of a structure fire near Highway 150 and 240th Street around 7:30 am. They say the warehouse was engulfed in flames very quickly. There was also reports of explosions from inside

Velma C. Lynch – Manchester

Velma C. Lynch, 79, of Manchester, Iowa, died at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester on Thursday, February 20, 2014.  She was born on December 23, 1934, in New Vienna , Iowa. Velma was  the daughter of Cornelius and Eleanor (Funke) VonLehmden.   She was raised in New Vienna and attended St. Boniface School.    

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