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Huckabee Makes Campaign Stop in Manchester

Huckabee Makes Campaign Stop in Manchester

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee visited Manchester on Tuesday afternoon. The former Arkansas governor spoke to a roomful of people at the Pizza Ranch. Huckabee is one of 17 Republicans in the race, and he told KMCH there are several reasons that he stands out among the rest. And the crowd was anxious to hear

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Dyersville Area Relay for Life Raises Over $123,000

It was another successful year for the Dyersville Area Relay for Life! A total of $123,745 was raised this year, with the event held at Beckman Catholic High School on Friday night. More donations still coming in will raise that total. Relay Chair Karla Thompson says this year’s top fundraising team was Team Plaza & Nickol, who raised

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Manchester Hosting First-Ever Bacon-N-Hops Festival

Calling all bacon and beer lovers… there’s a new event coming to Manchester this month. The Chamber will be hosting its first-ever Bacon-N-Hops Festival on Saturday, August 29th. Chamber Administrative Assistant Doris Sherman is chairing the event. She says the Bacon-N-Hops Festival will be held just west of the Delaware County Courthouse, enlarging the area

Bardgett Officially Hired as Dubuque County Engineer

The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors officially hired Anthony Bardgett as their new engineer on Monday. Bardgett will replace Bret Wilkinson, who resigned in February. Bardgett is currently serving as the Delaware County Engineer, a position he has held for the past six years. He announced his resignation last Monday. Bardgett has been serving as

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Perry Visits Manchester; Huckabee Coming Tuesday

Manchester will host another Republican presidential candidate on Tuesday. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will be at the Pizza Ranch from 11:30 until 1 as part of his “Huckabee Huddle”. The public is welcome to stop out – you can RSVP by going online to mikehuckabee.com – just click on the Event Calendar. (UPDATED –

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Federal Lawsuit Involving Manchester Zoo Going to Trial

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – A federal lawsuit over conditions at a Manchester roadside zoo is set to go to trial. A federal magistrate denied a motion for summary judgment by those suing that would have declared that Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester and its operators violated the Endangered Species Act. Magistrate Jon Stuart Scoles denied

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RMC and Delaware Co. Public Health Conducting Survey

Regional Medical Center and Delaware County Public Health officials are asking the public to complete a survey. The survey is required for each entity every several years. Delaware County Public Health Manager Delma Hardin says it helps the hospital and public health department set goals and plan for the county’s health needs. The link to

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Manchester Man Sentenced for Meth and Firearms Charges

A Manchester man has been sentenced for meth and firearms charges. 42-year old Roger Hettinger will spend more than 12 years in federal prison for importing pseudophedrine from Canada to manufacture meth. He received the prison term Monday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Hettinger pleaded guilty in May

July Cooler and Drier Than Usual for Manchester

The sizzling summer days of July had a little less heat to them than normal this year… Manchester only had two 90-degree days last month (both came during the Delaware County Fair, by the way) and State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says the lack of heat was something seen statewide. Some of the cooler weather was

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