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Open House for West Delaware’s New Bus Barn

Open House for West Delaware’s New Bus Barn

West Delaware’s new bus facility is complete and they’ll be offering tours to the public during an open house Thursday night. The new bus barn – which is officially known as the Vehicle Maintenance and Storage Facility – is located on Grand Avenue just east of the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester. Superintendent Dr. Kristen

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Georgen Auto Demolishes Old Building

An old building that used to house a gas station along West Marion Street in Manchester was torn down this week. Georgen Auto owner John Georgen had the building demolished to make way for a parking lot to showcase vehicles for sale. Georgen requested funding through the City of Manchester’s Housing Acquisition/Demolition Program to help

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Sweet Spot Opens in Downtown Independence

There’s a new business in downtown Independence… Sweet Spot, a bakery and cafe, recently opened at 108 First Street East near the dam. The business is owned by Independence native Sandy Tull, who recently returned back to the area. Sweet Spot serves sandwiches, salads, soups and baked goods. Customers can enjoy lunch or treats on

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Manchester Pride Week Includes Metal Collection Event

It’s Manchester Pride Week… a week for the community to do a little-spring cleaning… Pride Week 1 Chamber Director Jack Klaus says Pride Week has been a part of the community for several years now, with many businesses and organizations volunteering to help out with clean-up efforts and improvements around town, including the Manchester Lions

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KMCH Honored by IBNA for News Coverage

KMCH Radio in Manchester has been recognized with several awards for news coverage by the Iowa Broadcast News Association. KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker received First Place for Overall Excellence in Reporting and Second Place for Overall Excellence in Anchoring, as well as First Place for Feature Story. The feature story winner was a story

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Car Show Combining with Manchester’s First Friday at Five

Two popular summer events in Manchester will be joining forces this summer… The Country Cruisers’ Friday Night Car Show will combine with the Manchester Chamber’s First Friday at Five event in August. First Friday at Five will return to its original location this summer at the East Main Street public parking lot just west of

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