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Oelwein Man Airlifted after Pickup Rollover

Oelwein Man Airlifted after Pickup Rollover

An Oelwein man was airlifted to the hospital after his pickup truck rolled Sunday morning. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year old Shane Galligan was southbound on K Avenue just south of the 40th Street intersection when he lost control and went into the ditch. Authorities say Galligan was ejected from his truck, which


HS Football: Week 6 Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Week six of the high school football season saw more nice weather conditions on the first Friday night of October as 7 of the 12 KMCH area coverage teams tallied victories with West Delaware, Anamosa and Independence all staying unbeaten. Here is a summary of the contests and a look at week seven games this coming Friday

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HS Volleyball: Regional Pairings Released

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The postseason playing assignments for high school volleyball were released late last week. Here are where the 12 KMCH area coverage teams will be competing in regional play. In class 4A- Region 6: The top-ranked West Delaware Hawks received a first-round bye and will start at home on Thursday October 29th

New Warden Appointed at Anamosa State Penitentiary

A new warden was appointed Friday to lead the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Iowa Department of Corrections Director Jerry Bartruff recommended William Sperfslage take over as Warden of the Anamosa State Penitentiary, where he got his start 36 years ago. The Anamosa State Pen houses up to 1,000 of the state’s “high risk” offenders, many of


West Delaware Celebrates Homecoming

West Delaware is celebrating Homecoming this week… After a week of dress-up days and activities, the school week wrapped up with the annual Homecoming parade through Manchester. This year’s Grand Marshal was Wilma Billhorn of Manchester. Billhorn, who has served as a paraeducator at West Delaware for seven years, tells KMCH it was a honor. This year’s


HS Football: Week 6 Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Seven of the twelve KMCH area coverage teams will be at home tonight for week 6 play of the high school football season with three of those seven celebrating homecoming. The class 3A No. 2 West Delaware Hawks are one of those three as they will entertain Charles City at Brown Field.

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Arlington Plans Ribbon-Cutting for New Community Center

ARLINGTON, Iowa—The City of Arlington invites the public to a ribbon-cutting celebration on Sunday, Oct. 11, 1 – 3 p.m., to commemorate the completion of the new Arlington Community Center, at 853 Main Street. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the new building, enjoy refreshments and listen to a brief program at 2 p.m.,