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Crews Tearing Out Old Manchester Dam

Crews Tearing Out Old Manchester Dam

Crews began tearing out the old Marion Street dam in downtown Manchester on Thursday. Large cranes were jackhammering away all afternoon as Taylor Construction started demolishing the old dam, which sits right by the Manchester Fareway. The dam, which no longer served a purpose, was once used to provide electricity to Manchester. It’s been a

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Castle Theatre Marquee Sign Damaged by Semi

The marquee at Castle Theatre in downtown Manchester was accidentally damaged this week. A semi truck pulled up to the curb along East Main Street to make a beverage delivery Wednesday morning and drove into the sign hanging above the historic movie theatre. The accident damaged the southeast corner of the marquee. No one was

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Pins Awarded Life Saving Award from City

Renee Pins has been awarded the “Life Saving Award” from the City of Manchester. Pins, a Manchester Aquatic Center lifeguard, aided Steven Weber immediately after he became injured in a diving incident along the Maquoketa River last Sunday. Weber suffered five fractured vertebra and is considered lucky to be walking. This is the second “Life

Hoover Wins KMCH 50 Days of Summer Backyard Bonanza Grand Prize

Congratulations to Tim Hoover of Edgewood, our grand prize winner of the KMCH “50 Days of Summer Backyard Bonanza”! Our daily winners gathered at the Country Cruisers Car Cruise After-Party at Hartridge Golf Course in Manchester Saturday night – and Tim grabbed the burger that had the winning KMCH sticker inside the wrapper. Tim won

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New Vienna Family Honored with Wergin Farm Award

A New Vienna farm family has been honored with a special award. The Brian and Eileen Hoefler family recently received the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award. The Midwest Dairy Association nominated the Hoeflers for the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award, which recognizes Iowa livestock farmers who take pride in doing things right – including

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Manchester Lifeguard Recognized for Saving Child’s Life

A Manchester lifeguard was recognized by the City Monday night for recently saving the life of a three-year old. Mayor Milt Kramer presented Brooke Vaske with a Life Saving Award for her act of heroism in saving 3-year old Holden Wendling. Wendling nearly drowned at the Manchester Aquatic Center in June, but Vaske quickly spotted

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Manchester and Independence Ambassadors Visit Area Businesses

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors made several stops recently. One of the visits was to Regional Medical Center’s Hospice of Comfort, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Coordinator Amanda Kalb says Hospice of Comfort staff and volunteers have traveled thousands of miles to deliver hospice services – from Elkader to Monticello, Winthrop to

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