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Manchester Progressive Alliance Holding Rally Sunday

Manchester Progressive Alliance Holding Rally Sunday

You may notice a rally on a Manchester corner this weekend. The Manchester Progressive Alliance will hold a rally and protest to oppose proposed cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act on Sunday afternoon. The rally begins at noon on the corner of North Franklin Street and East Main Street. The Manchester Progessive

Mobile Home Fire at Lake Delhi

Firefighters were called to a fire at Lake Delhi Friday morning. The fire broke out at a mobile home at Freddy’s Beach. Fire departments from Delhi, Delaware and Manchester responded to the scene, along with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the Delaware County Secondary Roads Department and Alliant Energy. No further details have yet been

Icy Weather Expected Sunday Night into Monday

We could see some icy weather Sunday night into Monday. Ice accumulations of one tenth to near a quarter inch are possible, along with less than an inch of snow and sleet. KCRG-TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara tells KMCH it’s part of larger storm that will be hitting the Midwest. Roads and sidewalks could become coated

UPDATE: Missing Penn Center Resident Given Ride to Cedar Rapids

Delaware County authorities say they have received information about what happened to the man missing from the Penn Center in Delhi. A 61-year old white male known as “Elmer” had gone missing from the Penn Center Residential Care Facility around 4 pm Thursday. Authorities put out a report Thursday night, asking for the public’s help

Dyersville Coffee Shop Changing Ownership

A popular Dyersville business is changing hands. Brew & Brew owners Jim and Holly Doyle are selling the business after a year and a half of ownership. The downtown coffee shop on 1st Avenue had been known for a decade as Groovy Grounds, but the name changed to Brew & Brew when the Doyles purchased the

Manchester Beginning New Garbage Pick-up Schedule Next Week

Manchester will begin a new garbage pick-up schedule next week. City Manager Tim Vick says the city’s hauler, Kluesner Sanitation, has decided to make some changes – with recycling now picked up the same day as garbage. Garbage days in Manchester will be Monday, Wednesday or Thursday – depending where you live. The hauler has

Minimum Wage Increase Message Directed at State Legislators

Some are hoping that the minimum wage issue will be discussed on the state level this legislative session. News conferences were held in Linn County, as well as several other counties, last weekend to tout the minimum wage increases passed in those counties. Linn County spokesman, Deven Mehaffey says they wanted to send a message

Strawberry Point Chamber Looking for New Board Members

The Strawberry Point Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for their Chamber Board. Four spots are currently open on the board. The new Chamber board members will replace retiring board members Rhys Evans, Courtney Keppler, Cheri Leachmann and Bradlee Glasner and will join current board members Hillary Recker, Lynn Fettkether, Jeff Juergens and Shanna

Ed-Co Preparing for Upcoming School Bond Issue Vote

The Ed-Co School District will hold a special election next month, and the public is invited to attend a meeting tonight to get a little more information about the upcoming vote. On February 7th, residents in the district will be asked to approve a bond issue for building improvements at both Ed-Co High School and

Replacement Planned for 220th Avenue Bridge East of Ryan

Delaware County is making plans to replace a bridge east of Ryan. The bridge, which sits on 220th Avenue, is an old narrow steel eye-beam bridge. The County plans to replace it with a larger continuous concrete slab bridge. The County recently asked for bids, with Taylor Construction submitting the lowest bid of just under