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State-of-the-Art Renovations at West Delaware Welding Lab

State-of-the-Art Renovations at West Delaware Welding Lab

The West Delaware High School welding lab has undergone a major renovation. $160,000 worth of improvements were recently made at the lab, giving area high school students a better environment to learn new skills and train for a possible career. Adult learners have also been taking advantage of the welding lab through night classes offered by


Area Legislators Visit Manchester and Independence

Area legislators spent Wednesday at two separate events in Manchester and Independence. It was Delaware County’s 3rd Annual Legislative Tour and Roundtable event in Manchester. Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham was in attendance, along with State Representatives Lee Hein of Monticello and Nancy Dunkel of Dyersville. They met with community and business leaders

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KMCH At-Work Network Winner!

Congrats to our latest KMCH At-Work Network winner… Julie Diesch, working at Delaware County ISU Extension and Outreach! We surprised her with a six-pack of cupcakes from Cakes by Kim! If you listen to KMCH while you work, you could win too – just sign up at!  


Honors Given at Delaware County Pork Board Meeting

The Delaware County Pork Producers and Porkettes Association held their annual meeting at the Earlville Community Center on Tuesday night. Several awards were presented, with Dan Wheeler of Dan’s Earlville Locker receiving the Associate of the Year Award, Jim Koopman receiving the Hog Wild Award and John and Becky Ries honored with the Pork Achievement


Manchester Community Observes Veterans Day

Area veterans were honored today at several local Veterans Day services, including St. Mary’s School, West Delaware Middle School and West Delaware High School. Manchester Legion member Todd Tomlin says it’s great to have the students involved. Good Neighbor Home resident Arlyn Brockmeyer was one of the veterans at today’s services. He has many memories

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Manchester Lions Club Gas Card Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Manchester Lions Club Gas Card Raffle… Wayne Turner was the grand prize winner of the $500 gas card. And five people won $100 gas cards… Susan Kelchen, Lynn Burroughs, Marty Then, Max Boren and Lee Weiwel. The proceeds help support the Lions Club’s various service projects. Check out some photos from


DCED Celebrates October Industry Month

Delaware County Economic Development has wrapped up a busy month. October is known as Industry Month, and the Economic Development Board made the rounds to industries in the county, thanking them for their work with a delivery of cookies. Their stops included Rockwell Collins, Mills Manufacturing, EIP, Kendrick Forest Products, Manchester Cabinetry, Pieco Incorporated, Labudde

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KMCH At-Work Network Winner!

Congrats to this week’s KMCH At-Work Network winner… Andrea Friedley at Manchester Dental! We surprised her with a six-pack of cupcakes from Cakes by Kim as a thank you for listening to KMCH while she works! If you listen to KMCH while you work, you could win too! We make someone a winner every Wednesday.