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Volunteers Needed for Manchester Rhubarb Fest

Mark your calendars for this year’s Rhubarb Fest in Manchester. Rhubarb Fest will be held Saturday, June 7th from 9 am to 1 pm at Baum Park. There will be rhubarb plant and food contests, a rhubarb foodstand, rhubarb wine tasting, a rhubarb store, a craft fair, kids’ activities, music, and a horse-drawn parking shuttle.


Commission Rejects Proposed Cedar Rapids Casino

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has rejected a proposed $164 million Cedar Rapids casino, saying it would hurt existing casinos. Supporters of the Cedar Crossing Casino development have said it would give an economic boost to Cedar Rapids and the region. They also argued it would be a catalyst for development in an area

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Budweiser Clydesdales Coming to Edgewood Rodeo Days

The Edgewood Rodeo Days will host some pretty big celebrities this summer… The Budweiser Clydesdales will be at the rodeo all three nights on Thursday, June 26th, Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th. Edgewood Chamber Director Elise Bergan says Edgewood Livestock Commission owner Jerry Maker, who used to work with the Clydesdales many years


No Slowing Down for ‘Manchester Good to Great’

Manchester Good to Great held a special reception Tuesday night for the supporters of its capital campaign. And they heard an update on the Good to Great projects, with the focus right now on the Manchester Whitewater Park. River Recreation Committee Co-Chair Ryan Wicks says plans are coming along nicely. Good Great 1 Their goal


Fayette County Man Arrested Again for Sexually Abusing Child

A Fayette County man has been arrested for sexually abusing a child. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 42-year old Timothy Parker of Westgate faces three charges of Second Degree Sexual Abuse for sexually abusing a girl several times from 2008 to 2010. The victim came forward earlier this year to report the alleged abuse.

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Sign Up to Participate in Delaware County Relay for Life

Team registration has begun for this year’s Delaware County Relay for Life. Committee member Shirley Rempt says anyone of any age can participate and form a team. Relay Captains 1 Many of the teams are made up of cancer survivors and their family and friends. Some teams are formed in memory of those who lost


Manchester Officially Names Skate Park and City Park

Two of Manchester’s recreational areas now have official names. The city park downtown along the Maquoketa River with the gazebo that is commonly referred to as “Riverfront Park” or “Gazebo Park” will now be known as “The Howard and Helen Shelly Memorial Park”. The Shelly family made a substantial gift towards the Whitewater Park in

Volunteers Needed to Assess Dyersville’s Sidewalks

Volunteers are needed to help the Dyersville Walking Club Coalition assess the community’s sidewalks next month. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa State University will be assessing the walkability of Dyersville on Tuesday morning, May 6th. Volunteers will be trained on how to do this and they’ll


Hauschild Appointed Manchester’s Interim Police Chief

Manchester Mayor Milt Kramer has appointed an interim police chief. Sergeant Jim Hauschild will serve as Manchester’s interim police chief until a new chief is named. He will step in for Chief Bruce Trapp, who will retire on April 30th. Mayor Kramer says he asked Chief Trapp, city officials and some city residents for recommendations

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