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First Project Lead the Way Class Wraps Up at MREP Center

First Project Lead the Way Class Wraps Up at MREP Center

The first-ever Project Lead the Way class has wrapped up at the MREP Center. Project Lead the Way offers students a new, more dynamic way of learning that allows students to create, test and design in hands-on activities to help them develop real-world problem-solving skills. It prepares students to be innovative and productive leaders, mainly

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Dyersville Residents Take Time to “Tour” Own Town

May is National Tourism Month, and this year, the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored an event to highlight the attractions to local families. “Hometown Tourist” was a new program with the goal to get more families and youth out exploring their own backyard. Elementary students in the Dyersville area received invitations to attend local

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Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies Promoted to Sergeants

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office has announced several promotions… Buchanan County Sheriff Bill Wolfgram says Deputy Mike Ratchford, Deputy Chris Chesmore and Deputy Joe Schwinghammer were promoted to the rank of Sergeant last month. Sergeant Ratchford has served with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years, Sergeant Chesmore has served for 20 years and


Area Gymnasts Compete at USTA Meet in Webster City

Area gymnasts recently competed at the USTA Power Tumbling meet in Webster City. Seventeen clubs were entered, with around three hundred athletes competing throughout the day. Gymnasts from Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics who placed first were Jacob Gasper, Josephine Briggs, Emma Marting, Makayla Gasper, Cooper Ingles, Hannabelle Erickson, Paige Kremer, Emmy Troester, Maya

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Super Hero Night at Castle Theatre

You could find plenty of superheroes at Castle Theatre in Manchester Thursday night. Prior to the start of the hit movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, a special Super Hero Night was held in which moviegoers were invited to come dressed up as their favorite superheroes. Twelve-year old Casey Weber of Manchester was dressed up as


RMC Awarded Five-Star Rating in Patient Satisfaction

Regional Medical Center has been awarded a five-star rating in patient satisfaction. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded the rating after reviewing surveys that RMC’s Emergency and Medical-Surgical/Special Care Unit patients completed after they were discharged from the hospital. RMC Medical-Surgical/Specialty Care Unit Manager Keila Monaghan says patients are their number one priority,


Manchester Community Gardens Return for Second Year

The Manchester Community Gardens are back this year… The community garden is located at the corner of River and West Butler Streets, and it’s open to any Manchester residents who would like some garden space. Comm Gardens 1 That’s organizer Kathy Guilgot, who says twenty-seven plots are currently available, but if more people sign up,


Metals Collection Event Deemed Huge Success

The Metals Collection Event in Manchester on Saturday morning was a huge success. Volunteers collected over fifty appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, dryers, water heaters and ovens. They also took in over thirty microwaves, around thirty grills, a half a dozen bikes, a swing set and a large trailer loaded with various metal items. Area residents

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