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Tornadoes Confirmed In Vinton And Walford

The National Weather Service confirmed Monday the strong storms which made their way through Vinton and Walford early Sunday morning were both EF2 tornadoes. The survey team says a tornado packing winds of 130 miles per hour tracked across the southern part of Vinton, damaging buildings, trees, then hit the ball field where it destroyed


Hawks Hang Tough In 12U Regionals

The Manchester Hawks 12 and under baseball team finished their run at the Midwest Plains Regional Sunday with a 12-2 loss to SE Denver Colorado, the eventual tournament champions.  After dominating Quivara Kansas 11-1 on the first day, the Hawks lost a couple of very close games 12-11 to Alliance Nebraska, and 10-8 to Cape

Nancy Mast – Hopkinton

Nancy Mast age 68 died at her home Friday, July 15, 2016 after a brief illness. Visitation will be held on Monday July 18, 2016 at the Hopkinton Community Church from 4 until 8. Private family services will be held on Tuesday with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Goettsch Funeral Home has been entrusted to

Adrien Denis Lofte – Ossian

Adrian Denis Lofte, 64, Ossian, Iowa, died Friday, July 15, 2016 in Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, from 4-8 pm at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa, and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016,


Friday Judging Results At Delaware County Fair

Friday, July 15 at the Delaware County Fair wrapped up our 4-H and FFA Livestock Shows with the Swine Show. Winners of the 2016 Swine Show included: Champion Senior Showman Kaleb Kruse, Reserve Champion Senior Showman Cole Kruse, Champion Intermediate Showman Wyatt Voelker, Reserve Champion Intermediate Showman Mason Kruse, Champion Junior Showman Haley Ronnebaum, Reserve

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Rattenborg Pleads Not Guilty In Domestic Abuse Case

A district court judge from Manchester has pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic assault.  The charge stems from an incident at the Manchester home of 49-year-old Stephanie Rattenborg.  The Iowa Attorney General’s office is prosecuting the case.  Rattenborg is an associate judge for Iowa’s First Judicial District, which includes Dubuque, Black Hawk and


Manchester Woman Faces Child Endangerment Charges

A Manchester woman faces child endangerment charges.  On July 7, the Manchester Police Department received a complaint of a child left in a car unattended. The car left the scene prior to law enforcement’s arrival. An investigation revealed that 39 year old Christin Pasker of Manchester had placed the child in the car because the


Wednesday 4H/FFA Delaware Co. Fair Judging

Wednesday of the 2016 Delaware County fair featured the Clover Kid Project showcase, the Dairy show and the Junior Feeder Cattle show. Clover Kids participating in the Clover Kid Showcase included: Leah Reicher, Maya Smith, Ruby Recker, Ella Reicher, Lane Recker, Kaleb Young, Bella Richmond, Anthony Gerst, Kayla Flanagan, William Hoffman, Allissa Fleming, Abbigail Fleming,


WaMaC Softball All-Conference Teams Announced

WaMaC West All-Conference Softball July 6, 2016   First Team   Pitcher                        Amber Fiser – Sr.                               Benton Pitcher                        Mackenzie Hupke – Fr.                     Independence Catcher                      Grace Murray – Jr.                            Clear Creek Amana Infield                         Maci Griffith – Sr.                             Vinton-Shellsburg Infield                         Alyssa Wiebel – Sr.                            Benton Infield                         Anna Stenberg – Jr.                           Benton Infield                         Claire