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Presidential Disaster Declaration Declared for August Storm Victims

The White House has issued a presidential disaster declaration for eight Iowa counties hit hard by storms in late August. Gov. Terry Branstad’s office says the counties include Clayton and Fayette, as well as Allamakee, Chickasaw, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell and Winneshiek. The governor requested the declaration on Sept. 19th, after the counties sustained damage from


Former Main Street Market Property Still for Sale

The old Main Street Market property in Manchester is still for sale. The former grocery store owned by Don and Kathy McCurdy was up for auction on Wednesday, but Ole’s 5 Star Realty of Guttenberg tells KMCH it didn’t sell. So, the property is still available. Main Street Market closed their Manchester location a few


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


Hot Rods And Harleys Sunday In Hopkinton

Hopkinton will welcome nearly 500 vehicles to town for the 5th annual Hot Rods and Harleys event.  Smokey and the Bandit fans will recognize a special semi that will be on hand: That’s organizer Steve Davis who says the event is sponsored by the Hopkinton Lions Club: Registration for the show runs from 8 to


Alliant Offering Rebates To Flood Victims

More flooding in eastern Iowa has prompted Alliant Energy to expand flood rebate assistance to fourteen more counties hit by flooding.  They are increasing rebates by 50 percent to flood-affected customers to help offset the financial impact of replacing equipment due to the flooding. The list of counties now include: Buchanan, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette, and

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Ed-Co Wrapping Up Homecoming Week

Students at Ed-Co have been very busy celebrating Homecoming week. Student Council Vice President Elliot Meyer says it all started Sunday night with a special kickoff event: Meyer says they wanted to get the community more involved in this year’s homecoming activities: Another new event held this week was “Faith On The Field”: Ed-Co’s Homecoming


Damage Assessments Begin in Flooded Counties

State, local and federal teams are conducting joint damage assessments today in nine counties affected by flooding. Those counties include Delaware, Buchanan, Linn and Jones. Data from the joint damage assessments could be used by Governor Terry Branstad to request a Presidential Disaster Declaration – which, if granted, would make FEMA Individual Assistance funding available


Greeley Woman Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

A Greeley woman has won a large lottery prize. Loretta Radabaugh claimed 30-thousand dollars in the Iowa Lottery’s new “Bonus Crossword” scratch game. Radabaugh bought her winning ticket at the Casey’s store on North Franklin Street in Manchester and claimed her prize on Monday. Bonus Crossword (game #953) is a $3 scratch game. More details