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Manchester Working to Bridge Technology Gaps

Manchester Working to Bridge Technology Gaps

Manchester is now one of just several cities in Iowa to be named a Certified Connected Community. What does that mean exactly? It means Manchester has come up with a technology action plan aimed at bridging technology gaps. Manchester community leaders – including school, hospital, city, and county officials – have been working since last


Lake Delhi Choosing Phase Two Contractor on Thursday

The Lake Delhi Board of Trustees plans to choose a contractor for Phase Two of their reconstruction project this week. The board opened bids for the project on Thursday. Four bids came in, ranging from over $6.1 million dollars to over $8.2 million dollars. The lowest bidder was General Constructors, Inc. of Bettendorf, Illinois, submitted the lowest


Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire KMCH listening area, including Delaware, Dubuque, Buchanan, Jones, Linn, Clayton and Fayette counties. The warning goes into effect at 7 pm Saturday and runs through 9 pm Sunday. Snow will begin this evening and last into Sunday evening. Snow totals of 7 to


Delaware County Honored at Iowa Pork Congress

A Delaware County couple was named Master Pork Producers at this week’s Iowa Pork Congress. Mark and Ellen Francois of Dundee received the honor in Des Moines on Wednesday night. The Francois own and operate L-Mark Farms, a diversified crop and livestock farm near Dundee. The pig farm started when Mark purchased two bred gilts

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Monticello Chamber Honors Community Members and Businesses

Monticello’s airport manager was honored this week with the Monticello Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Paul Elmegreen was presented with the award at the Chamber’s annual banquet Wednesday night. Elmegreen has spent the past fifty years operating Monticello aviation at the Monticello Regional Airport. Several Community Pride awards were also presented, recognizing businesses and non-profits for

Delaware County Beef Royalty

Delaware County Beef Banquet Set for Saturday

The Delaware County Cattlemen will be holding their annual Beef Banquet on Saturday night. The event will take place at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Manchester, with a ribeye steak dinner served from 6 to 8 pm. Cattlemen board member Sarah Maurer says they’ll also be handing out awards. Beef Banq 1 This year’s


Several Dubuque County Intersection Lights Shot Out by Vandals

Dubuque County authorities say several intersection lights have been vandalized over the past month. The Dubuque County Roads Department reported seven different intersection lights were shot out, including on Highway 151 at the intersections of Sundown Road, Monastery Road and 12 Mile Road; and on Highway 52 South at the intersections of Massey Station Road,

Officials Confirm Job Cuts at Dubuque IBM Facility

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – State officials say 202 employees at IBM’s Dubuque facility will lose their jobs next month as part of the company’s worldwide layoff. The Telegraph Herald reports that IBM informed employees Wednesday of a “permanent mass layoff event.” An Iowa Workforce Development statement says the layoffs would become effective Feb. 27. Rick


Maquoketa Valley Speech Team Preparing for State Large Group Contest

The Maquoketa Valley speech team competed at the Large Group District Speech Contest in Cascade last Saturday.   Of the 23 events performed, 16 received Division 1 ratings.  Those receiving the Division 1 rating include Choral Reading (Macy Anderegg, Danica Fjelstul, Amanda Fortman, Olivia Hill, Rebekah Hill, Tiffany Hoeger, Emily LaGrant, McKenzie Lansing, Natalie Neuzil, Kendra Ries,

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