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Pins Awarded Life Saving Award from City

Pins Awarded Life Saving Award from City

Renee Pins has been awarded the “Life Saving Award” from the City of Manchester. Pins, a Manchester Aquatic Center lifeguard, aided Steven Weber immediately after he became injured in a diving incident along the Maquoketa River last Sunday. Weber suffered five fractured vertebra and is considered lucky to be walking. This is the second “Life

Hoover Wins KMCH 50 Days of Summer Backyard Bonanza Grand Prize

Congratulations to Tim Hoover of Edgewood, our grand prize winner of the KMCH “50 Days of Summer Backyard Bonanza”! Our daily winners gathered at the Country Cruisers Car Cruise After-Party at Hartridge Golf Course in Manchester Saturday night – and Tim grabbed the burger that had the winning KMCH sticker inside the wrapper. Tim won

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New Vienna Family Honored with Wergin Farm Award

A New Vienna farm family has been honored with a special award. The Brian and Eileen Hoefler family recently received the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award. The Midwest Dairy Association nominated the Hoeflers for the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award, which recognizes Iowa livestock farmers who take pride in doing things right – including

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Manchester Lifeguard Recognized for Saving Child’s Life

A Manchester lifeguard was recognized by the City Monday night for recently saving the life of a three-year old. Mayor Milt Kramer presented Brooke Vaske with a Life Saving Award for her act of heroism in saving 3-year old Holden Wendling. Wendling nearly drowned at the Manchester Aquatic Center in June, but Vaske quickly spotted

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Manchester and Independence Ambassadors Visit Area Businesses

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors made several stops recently. One of the visits was to Regional Medical Center’s Hospice of Comfort, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Coordinator Amanda Kalb says Hospice of Comfort staff and volunteers have traveled thousands of miles to deliver hospice services – from Elkader to Monticello, Winthrop to

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RAGBRAI Passes Through Area Towns

RAGBRAI wrapped up in Guttenberg on Saturday. Thousands of bicycle riders spent seven days pedaling across Iowa. After a rainy, cold and wet start to the day on Friday, riders slowly made their way to Independence for an overnight stop. One rider told KMCH Friday was the hardest ride in his eight years on RAGBRAI.

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