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Greater Delaware Co. Community Foundation Awards Grants

The Greater Delaware County Community Foundation recently awarded nearly $54,000 in grants to help the poor and needy of Delaware County. With that, the Foundation expects to give out more than $15,000 in scholarships during 2017 to help poor and needy individuals wishing to use education as a tool to upgrade their employment skills. The funds

Manchester Ambassadors’ February Visits

The Manchester Chamber Ambassadors made several visits around town Thursday. The Ambassadors visited NAPA Auto Parts on West Butler Street to meet the business’s new owner, Dennis Thompson. They also stopped by First Presbyterian Church to meet the church’s new pastor, Maxwell Muska. And the group stopped by Aunt Emmy’s Bakery, Coffee House and Cupcakes

Manchester Replacing Two Fire Trucks

The Manchester Fire Department will be replacing two of its fire trucks. The two trucks – an equipment truck and a tanker truck – are both due for replacement. It will cost about 280-thousand dollars to replace the equipment truck and about 230-thousand dollars to replace the tanker. Fire Chief Mike Ryan has been working

Reward Offered for Information on Elkader Business Burglary

A reward is being offered in the case of an Elkader break-in last week. Everett’s Service Station in Elkader was broken into sometime between 7 pm on Tuesday night, February 6th and 7 am on Wednesday morning, February 7th. Elkader Police say someone entered the business through the front door, took some cash and 15-thousand

Test Drive Raises Money for Beckman Booster Club

The Beckman Catholic High School’s All Activities Boosters has gotten a “boost” from a local business. Tauke Motors in Dyersville hosted a new vehicle test drive with FCA to raise money for the school. FCA contributed twenty dollars for every test drive during the fundraiser, which was held in conjunction with the Beckman Gala last

Iowa Soybean Growers Visit South American Competitors

Iowa is the nation’s top soybean producer and a delegation of Iowa soybean farmers has just returned from a trip to South America to learn about how soybeans are grown there. Iowa Soybean Association director Kirk Leeds says it was worthwhile to see how Iowa’s competitors in Argentina and Brazil are overcoming similar obstacles. “We

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Clayton County

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a highly destructive insect that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Clayton and Jackson counties. Native to Asia, EAB is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees nationwide. The Bellevue discovery in Jackson County came after city staff alerted state officials