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Edgewood Community Supports Business Destroyed by Fire

Edgewood Community Supports Business Destroyed by Fire

It’s been nearly three weeks since an early morning fire destroyed a well-known Edgewood business. Edgewood Auto and Tire and Edgewood Saw and Supply lost their building that cold Friday morning on February 6th, but Tracy Schroeder, who owns the business with her husband Toby, says they are determined to rebuild. Fire Recovery 00 The


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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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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