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Manchester Community Gardens Return for Second Year

Manchester Community Gardens Return for Second Year

The Manchester Community Gardens are back this year… The community garden is located at the corner of River and West Butler Streets, and it’s open to any Manchester residents who would like some garden space. Comm Gardens 1 That’s organizer Kathy Guilgot, who says twenty-seven plots are currently available, but if more people sign up,

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Metals Collection Event Deemed Huge Success

The Metals Collection Event in Manchester on Saturday morning was a huge success. Volunteers collected over fifty appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, dryers, water heaters and ovens. They also took in over thirty microwaves, around thirty grills, a half a dozen bikes, a swing set and a large trailer loaded with various metal items. Area residents

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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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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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