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Cardboard Boats Race in Manchester’s River Runner Regatta

Cardboard Boats Race in Manchester’s River Runner Regatta

Well, the third time was a charm. The Maquoketa River in Manchester finally cooperated so that the Franklin Street Brewing Company could host its second annual River Runner Regatta. High river levels the prior two Saturdays kept postponing the event. So, with five foot river levels and a CFS of 500, about a dozen homemade


Fire at McDonald’s in Dyersville

There was a fire at McDonald’s in Dyersville this morning. General Manager Lisa Kroeger tells KMCH it was an electrical fire that started behind the fryers. She says the fryers were destroyed. They’re not sure yet how the other kitchen equipment was affected. The fire broke out shortly after 7 am, with dark smoke visible


Floodwaters Receding in Independence

Independence is taking their turn recovering from major flooding. The Wapsi River crested at 19.36 feet Sunday afternoon – that’s three feet below the record and the fourth highest flood in the town’s history. That’s National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Skow. The Highway 150 South Bridge reopened Monday after it was covered with floodwaters over


Johnson and Sunne Crowned West Delaware Homecoming King and Queen

Congratulations to West Delaware’s newly-crowned Homecoming King Sam Johnson and Queen Rachel Sunne! They were crowned at Thursday night’s coronation at Seedorff Gymnasium. This year’s West Delaware Homecoming Court included Annie Cassutt, Emma Kehrli, Anna Thole, Rachel Sunne and Kellie Monaghan, as well as Sam Johnson, Jacob Routier, Troy Monaghan, Nic Juergens and Nolan Lyness.


Major Flooding Hits Manchester

Heavy rain Thursday night into Friday morning has led to major flooding in Manchester. The City reported 5.7 inches of rain, while one resident on East Union reported 7.25 inches since Thursday night. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Maquoketa River in Manchester through Saturday morning. The projected river crest


West Delaware Postpones Homecoming Parade; Students Help with Flood Efforts

West Delaware is celebrating Homecoming this week, but the school’s plans were changed when floodwaters hit Manchester on Friday. Instead of holding their annual West Delaware Homecoming parade on Friday afternoon, Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says they made the decision to cancel it in light of the devastation that was hitting their community. The West


Flood Gates Partially Open at Lake Delhi

With major flooding upstream in Manchester, Lake Delhi is taking precautions. Officials have partially opened three of the gates and the spillway is operating as planned. Lake Delhi District Trustees President Steve Leonard told KMCH late Friday afternoon that everything is going as well as it can in this situation, though some homes upstream may