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RMC Committee Gives Financial Boost to DARE and Red Cross

RMC Committee Gives Financial Boost to DARE and Red Cross

Regional Medical Center’s Fund and Resource Development Advisory Committee is providing a financial boost to a couple of local causes. The committee awarded the Delaware County American Red Cross Ambassadors 25-hundred dollars to support their local blood services and chapter needs. And the committee has also given one-thousand dollars to the Manchester Police Department for

Tim & Shelly Reed

Independence Chamber Honors Community Leaders

The Independence Area Chamber of Commerce recently spent a night honoring and celebrating its community leaders. Several awards were presented at the Chamber’s annual banquet on February 21st. The Business of the Year was presented to Signs & More, LLC; Business Person of the Year was Tim Reed of Tim Reed State Farm; and Project

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Non-Profit Opens Office in Independence

A non-profit organization has opened an office location in Independence. The Grace C. Mae Advocate Center offers highly-trained therapists to assist with training, investigations and consultations for all types of situations for individuals, families, organizations and communities. The center has offices in several cities and opened in Independence on November 1st. The Independence Area Chamber


Smitty’s Closes Doors for Good

A longtime Manchester business has closed its doors for good. Owner Max Boren has confirmed to KMCH that Smitty’s Tire and Appliance is closed. The store has served the area since 1955. No other details are available at this time.  


Brides & Weddings Volunteers for “Bartenders for a Cause”

The gals from Brides & Weddings were guest bartenders at Pin Oak in Manchester on Friday night. This monthly¬†fundraising event known as “Bartenders for a Cause” donates the tips collected by the guest bartenders. The Brides & Weddings staff collected 851 dollars in tips and will donate it all to the Breast Cancer Awareness organization.


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


Edgewood Locker Honored with Several Statewide Awards

An Edgewood business has been honored on a statewide level. Jim and Terry Kerns of the Edgewood Locker recently received the 2015 Iowa Meat Processors Association’s Achievement Award at the association’s annual convention in Ames earlier this month. The Kerns brothers were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the meat industry and their service to

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