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March Valued Volunteer: Mary Kay Dannenbrink

March Valued Volunteer: Mary Kay Dannenbrink

KMCH, Delaware Co. ISU Extension, and the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Mary Kay Dannenbrink of Manchester as our march “Valued Volunteer”.  Mary Kay has helped out withe the Good Neighbor Society’s “Festival of Trees”; has served in many capacities at St. Mary Church; offered free haircuts at the Back To


College Men’s Golf: Former East Buchanan Standout Leads The Way For Peacocks

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The University of Upper Iowa men’s golf team finished ninth in the Washburn Invitational on Tuesday afternoon, their first spring tournament of 2016, at the Topeka Country Club in Topeka, Kansas. The 14-team field featured seven Northern Sun Conference schools, with the Peacocks finishing fifth among the NSIC teams. Upper Iowa was led by

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UNI’s Cabell Unable To Compete At 2016 Nationals

By Jamie Vaske-Associate Director of Sports: 2011 Independence graduate and current UNI heavyweight Blaize Cabell was set to make his third trip to the NCAA Division 1 National Championships this Thursday through Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Unfortunately an illness prevented the senior from traveling with the team ending his collegiate


DII College Women’s Track: Former WD Standout Reaches All-American Status

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Former West Delaware All-Stater Emily Thole has added being an All-American on her athletic career resume. Thole, a 2015 graduate of West Delaware, is a Freshman running for the defending indoor and outdoor National Championship teams for the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. The D2 championships held at Pittsburg State University in


HS Girls Basketball: IGCA All-State Teams Released

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Iowa Girls Coaches Association have released their 2015-16 Girls Basketball All-State Teams. Listed below are coaches and players recognized from the KMCH listening area: 1A 1st Team Mikayla Nachazel Springville 10 3rd Team Megan Wagaman Springville 12 1A Coach of the Year= Nate Sanderson, Springville 2A 2nd Team Morgan Boer North Linn


HS Boys State Basketball: Cascade and Anamosa Ready for Semifinal Games

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The class 2A semifinals on the horizon this afternoon at the High School Boys State Basketball Tournament features our two area coverage teams as the 4th-seed 21-3 Cougars of Cascade take on the 7-seed 17-9 Pella Christian.  Right after that contest, the number 6-seeded 21-5 Anamosa Blue Raiders battle the 2nd-seed 23-2 Western Christian. Both


Petersburg Given April 4th Deadline to Create Alternative Wastewater Plan

Petersburg residents were given the opportunity Monday to come up with an alternative plan to solve the community’s wastewater issues. Homes and businesses in the small, unincorporated village of Petersburg have never had a community-wide wastewater system in place. Delaware County Supervisor Doug Dabroski says it’s been a reason for concern for the past decade.