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Manchester Chamber Announces Nominees for “Business of the Year”

Manchester Chamber Announces Nominees for “Business of the Year”

The Manchester Chamber has announced the nominees for its first-ever “Business of the Year” Award. Chamber Director Jessica Pape says the six businesses were nominated by members of the community. The “Business of the Year” winner will be announced at the Manchester Chamber’s annual awards night on January 17th.    

Delaware County Farmers Attend Farm Bureau Convention

The annual Farm Bureau Federation’s convention was held in Des Moines this week. Rural Masonville farmer Randy Francois was among several Delaware County members at the convention. He was recognized during Tuesday’s awards luncheon. The convention included break-out sessions on key topics, such as data management, conservation practices and Iowa’s variable weather. This was the

East Buchanan Voters Approve Bond for Building Improvements

Voters in the East Buchanan School District approved a $6.5 million bond referendum on Tuesday. The bond passed with 63% of the vote (a 60% supermajority was needed to pass). The bond will be used to improve facilities, including… -Creating a new up to code, Industrial Technology building with an enclosed hallway connecting to campus for improved

Independence Chamber Looking for New Director

The Independence Chamber is looking for a new director again. Sara Franzen had served as the Chamber Director since September. Monday was her last day on the job. The Chamber Board will begin the hiring process. Anyone interested in applying for the full-time Executive Director position should contact the Independence Chamber office.

Dubuque County Fair Manager Resigns

Dubuque County Fair’s manager has resigned. Jamie Blum’s last day was November 18th. She had served in the position for several years. The Dubuque County Fair Association is conducting a search for Blum’s replacement, with hopes to fill the manager position after the first of the year. Fair Board member Angie Sigwarth will serve as

Lamont Driver Involved in Rollover Near Dundee

A Lamont man was injured in a rollover accident northwest of Dundee Saturday night. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year old Mark Weigel was driving southbound on 110th Avenue near 130th Street when he lost control, crossed the road and partially went into the ditch. Authorities say Weigel’s pickup truck then went back onto

Blakesley Drug Changing Ownership in 2017

A popular Manchester pharmacy will be changing hands soon. Blakesley Drug owner Bill Blakesley has announced that he is selling his business to pharmacist and West Delaware grad Ashley Brehme. Brehme has worked for Blakesley Drug since graduating from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2012. The name of the business will change