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Castle Theatre Under New Management

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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New Stitching Business Moves in Downtown

A new quilting and embroidery business is now open in downtown Manchester. A Stitch in Time has moved into Lila’s Frame Studio, with the two businesses sharing space. Owner Marie Millis, who has lived in the Manchester area for over 30 years, began sewing some of her own clothes when she was just eleven years


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.

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Congressional Candidate Visits Delaware County Democrats

Congressional candidate Monica Vernon was in Manchester on Monday to visit with the Delaware County Democrats. The Democrats welcomed Vernon at their monthly meeting at Fireside Pub and Steakhouse. Last month, Vernon announced her candidacy for Iowa’s First Congressional District against first-term Republican Rod Blum – making her one of the earliest declared candidates of

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McGee Barr Grants Given to Area Organizations

Eighteen area organizations have been given McGee Barr Grants. The Greater Delaware County Community Foundation awards the grants each year, with the funds coming from the money that was left to the foundation by Garrett McGee. McGee specifically wanted the grants to go to the poor and needy of Delaware County. This year’s grant recipients

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Iowans Recovering from Major Snowstorm

Iowans are still digging out from a weekend that brought heavy snow to much of the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Small says virtually all of Iowa got at least some snow and many cities got more than a foot. mksno4 Here in Manchester, we received eleven and a half inches of snow Saturday


Information Kiosk Up and Running at Independence High School

The Independence Information Kiosk is now up and running at the Independence Junior/Senior High School. The kiosk will serve visitors, featuring local retail, dining and entertainment options in Independence. Businesses can contact the Independence Chamber if they’re interested in advertising on the kiosk. The Independence Area Chamber of Commerce received an anonymous donation in November,

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