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Governor Branstad Visits Rockwell Collins in Manchester

Governor Branstad Visits Rockwell Collins in Manchester

Governor Terry Branstad was in Manchester Tuesday afternoon to visit Rockwell Collins. The governor told KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker he was very impressed with the company’s operations. Rockwell Visit 1 Governor Branstad spoke to a group of Rockwell employees and community leaders, and he was given an explanation and short video presentation of the


Castle Theatre Under New Management

Castle Theatre has been under new management for the past few months, and the transition has been a smooth one. Lisa Landers took over as the new manager of Manchester’s historic movie theater last fall after moving back to the area from Atlanta, Georgia. Lisa Manager 1 Landers has taken over the day-to-day responsibilities from


Western Dubuque Names New Superintendent

The Western Dubuque School Board named a new superintendent on Wednesday. Richard Colpitts will take over the position on July 1st. Colpitts was one of four finalists interviewed by the board, with the others including Western Dubuque principal Dave Hoeger, Linn-Mar Community School District deputy superintendent Dirk Halupnik and Osage Community School District superintendent Steve

State Wrestling Updates

Session 8: Saturday 6:00 pm Finals Completed Matches Class 1A 220 Final: #1 Ryan Parmely (Maquoketa Vally) over #3 Andrew Petersen (Woodbury Central) Maj. 12-2 Class 2A 182 Final: #2 Joe Teague (Algona) over #1 Brent Lammers (West Delaware) Fall 5:13 Class 3A 170 Final: #1 Isaiah Patton (Dowling Catholic) over #2 Max Lyon (Western


Hettingers Charged in Connection to Burglaries Spanning Four Counties

Five people have been arrested in connection to several burglaries last year in Delaware, Buchanan, Jones and Linn counties. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 42-year old Roger Hettinger, 36-year old Susan Hettinger, 23-year old Kodi Hettinger and 21-year old Adam Hettinger, all of Manchester, face numerous charges. The burglaries had been reported at several


Senator Grassley Visits Edgewood

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley visited Edgewood on Wednesday morning, touring Kendrick Forest Products and holding a question-and-answer session with the public. Grassley makes it a point to visit every county in the state on a yearly basis – and it’s something he’s done since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate thirty-four years ago.


Independence Chamber Hires New Director

The Independence Chamber of Commerce has a new director. Alissa Westphal started the position this month. She’s a Rowley native and a 2006 graduate of Independence High School, who went on to earn her Masters in Public Policy from UNI. Indep Alissa 1 Westphal says she’s looking forward to meeting new people through the Independence

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