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Winthrop Teen Crowned New Iowa Pork Queen

Winthrop Teen Crowned New Iowa Pork Queen

A Buchanan County teen has won the state’s Pork Queen contest. Holly Cook of Winthrop was crowned the 2016 Iowa Pork Queen Wednesday night at the Iowa Pork Congress. Cook and Angie Wilson of Delhi were the two contestants from the area competing among 12 others in the annual contest. Instead of crowning an Iowa


‘Three Drink Minimum’ Band Raises Money for LDRA

A local band recently spent a night volunteering as guest bartenders to raise money for Lake Delhi. The band Three Drink Minimum served as guest bartenders at Pin Oak in Manchester as part of the restaurant’s “Bartenders for a Cause” program. The six band members raised about 655 dollars, which they donated to the Lake

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Two Edgewood Firefighters Honored for Years of Service

Two Edgewood firefighters were honored at the Edgewood Fire Department’s Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday. Greg Brady was recognized for 35 years of service. Over the years, Brady has been active serving as Assistant Chief, Secretary and Treasurer. And Andy Meese was recognized for five years of service to the Edgewood Fire Department. Meese is


Cruz Makes Campaign Stop in Manchester

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made a campaign stop in Manchester Monday afternoon, just one week before the Iowa Caucuses. Over 150 people crammed into the main dining room at Fireside Pub and Steakhouse to hear Cruz speak. Cruz, who is in a tight battle with Donald Trump for the Republican lead in Iowa, spoke


Monaghan Financial Becomes Father-Son Team

A longtime Manchester business has become a father-son team. Tony Monaghan has joined his father, Leo Monaghan, at Monaghan Financial Services. Leo started the financial planning business thirty years ago, and Tony says he’s excited to come home to Manchester to be part of it. Tony, who graduated from West Delaware in 2001 and has

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KMCH At-Work Network Winner!

Congratulations to our latest KMCH At-Work Network winner… Ashley Roepke at Animal Health International in Manchester! We surprised her with cupcakes from Cakes by Kim as a thank you for listening to Mix 94.7 KMCH while she works! If you listen while you work, you could win too! Just sign up at!


Castle Theatre’s Marquee Damaged in Accident

Castle Theatre’s marquee was damaged in an accident this week. The marquee, which is the sign over the theatre’s entrance that shows the name of the movie, was damaged by a vendor truck that had made a concessions delivery at the theatre in downtown Manchester Wednesday morning. Theatre manager Lisa Landers says the neon lights


Manchester Chamber Hosts Annual Awards Night

The Manchester Chamber hosted its Annual Awards and Kick-Off Night at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Tuesday night. Several deserving individuals and groups were recognized. The prestigious Ernest Hayhow Chamber Person of the Year Award was presented to Delaware County Fair Manager Jeannie Domeyer, who spent five years serving on the Chamber Board. The Chamber Project

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Fire Destroys Strawberry Point Restaurant

A popular Strawberry Point restaurant was destroyed in a fire early Sunday morning. Strawberry Point Police and Strawberry Point Fire and Rescue were dispatched to Back Home Country Cookin’ around 12:15 am, with temperatures hovering around -11°. Fire Chief Alan Recker told KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker the building is a total loss. When emergency