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Chamber Ambassadors Visit Area Businesses

Chamber Ambassadors Visit Area Businesses

In Manchester, the Ambassadors stopped by a new business, Speakeasy Spa. Owner Sarah Kraft says they offer a variety of hand and foot services, as well as online scheduling. Speakeasy Spa is located at 410 West Main Street in the former location of Hosek’s Service Center. The Ambassadors also visited Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home to meet

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Manchester Fly-In Returns for 2015

Manchester’s Fly-In and Extravaganza is making a return this year. The City’s Project Manager Taylor Matteson invites everyone to come out to the Manchester Municipal Airport this Saturday afternoon. The Fly-In used to be an annual event, but Matteson says they stopped holding it a few years ago. Saturday’s Manchester Fly-In and Extravaganza takes place

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Dispute Over Expert Witness Fees in Connolly Case

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Dubuque County and the state are at odds over who should pay expert witness fees for a trial that didn’t happen. 25-year-old Joseph Connolly of Holy Cross was charged with vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated, among other counts, in the crash that killed four teenage boys last August. Connolly was

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Indee Zombie Run Returning for Third Year

The Indee Zombie Run will return for its third year this fall. The Zombie Run is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds in Independence. This 5K obstacle fun run has been a huge hit with runners, who try to survive the run without being infected by zombies. And there is a

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Dubuque County

DES MOINES – The emerald ash borer (EAB), a highly destructive insect of ash trees, has been confirmed in Dubuque. Twenty-eight of Iowa’s counties have now been confirmed positive. Since its initial discovery in Michigan in 2002, this exotic pest has spread to 25 states killing tens of millions of trees. In addition to the

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Delaware and Dubuque Counties Discuss Sharing Engineers

Delaware and Dubuque counties are considering sharing engineers for an extended period of time. Delaware County Engineer Anthony Bardgett will leave his position this week to take over as Dubuque County Engineer. And while the two counties have a 28-E Agreement in place for Bardgett to serve as Delaware County’s interim engineer for up to

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Monticello Gas Leak Leads to Evacuation

Several Monticello residents were evacuated from their homes after a gas leak on Monday afternoon. Monticello Police evacuated the Grandview Drive, Park Drive and the 700 block of West Washington Street around 3:30 pm. The leak was fixed about fifteen minutes later and residents were allowed back in their homes. Officials were unsure of what

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New Manchester Festival Celebrates Bacon & Beer

Saturday was all about the bacon and beer in Manchester. The Swing Crew and Blu Simon entertained the crowd at the first-ever Bacon-N-Hops Festival hosted by the Manchester Chamber. Hundreds of people turned out to try around a dozen bacon recipes. The bacon samples were provided by area businesses and organizations. Castle Theatre manager Lisa

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