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Bernie Holds Campaign Rally in Manchester

Bernie Holds Campaign Rally in Manchester

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a quick stop in Manchester Saturday morning for a volunteer rally. Nearly 200 people came to the Delaware County Community Center at the fairgrounds to hear the U.S. Senator speak. Sanders is in a tight race with fellow Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton heading into the Iowa Caucuses. He told

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W. Delaware Jazz Band Gets “1” Rating At State

West Delaware hosted several schools Monday for the State Jazz Band Festival.   West Delaware along with Monticello and Center Point-Urbana received a “one” rating.  North Linn received a “two” rating.  Dubuque Hempstead and Dubuque Senior were also schedule to compete but were unable to make it to Manchester due to the weather.  West Delaware will

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HS Sports: Tues. 1-26 Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Hawks Girls Basketball team started out well on the road in Maquoketa last night but could not fend off a scrappy Cardinal team who took the lead in the 2nd quarter and never let it go. The Hawks challenged the Cards but in the end fell 53-50 to drop to

HS Basketball: Recap/Pairings/Tuesday Night Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports: The final week of January started with an area girls and boys basketball non-conference doubleheader from KMCH Sports in Delhi last night. The visiting Panthers of Monticello won all four games, including the two JV contests against host Maquoketa Valley. The Panther girls 65-56 and the boys 76-38. Sports Director Jon Swisher


Cruz Makes Campaign Stop in Manchester

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made a campaign stop in Manchester Monday afternoon, just one week before the Iowa Caucuses. Over 150 people crammed into the main dining room at Fireside Pub and Steakhouse to hear Cruz speak. Cruz, who is in a tight battle with Donald Trump for the Republican lead in Iowa, spoke

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Monticello Chamber Holds Annual Banquet

The Monticello Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet Wednesday night.  Cheryl Dirks was awarded the 2016 MACC Lifetime Award- given to a Chamber member for outstanding leadership and promotion of the town and the chamber. Cheryl is an agent for HCH Real Estate in Monticello, has led many projects and has been involved


HS Football: New Districts Released

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced the new districts to be used in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Plenty of changes took place for area coverage teams. In class 4A- Western Dubuque’s new class has them in district 6 with Davenport West, Dubuque Senior, Dubuque Hempstead, North Scott and Pleasant


HS Boys Basketball: District Groups Released

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released the district groupings for class 3A and 4A boys basketball postseason play. In 3A- District 6 features West Delaware and Independence along with Marion and two-time defending champion Dubuque Wahlert. In 4A- Substate #4 has Western Dubuque with Dubuque Senior, Dubuque Hempstead, North Scott,


HS Basketball: Tuesday Night Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Another week of high school basketball starts up tonight. Our featured game of the night has the 6-6 West Delaware girls hosting 1-12 Beckman. The Hawks won the first meeting earlier in the season 48-42 in Dyersville back on December 8th. All the coverage begins around 7:30pm with Sports Director Jon