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Some Local Republican Legislators Vote Against Collective Bargaining Bill

Some Local Republican Legislators Vote Against Collective Bargaining Bill

All 29 Republicans in the Iowa Senate and 53 of the Republicans in the House voted Thursday to limit the subjects Iowa teachers and other government workers may bargain over during contract talks. There WERE six Republicans in the Iowa House, however, who voted against the move – two of whom are from the KMCH

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

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

Bernard Elementary Closing Next School Year

An elementary school in Dubuque County will close next school year. The Western Dubuque School Board unanimously voted last night to close Bernard Elementary. The school has just 31 students, and the district says the declining enrollment makes it too costly to keep it open. Bernard’s students will attend Cascade Elementary starting next school year.

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