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Manchester Ambassadors Welcome New Businesses and Employees

Manchester Ambassadors Welcome New Businesses and Employees

You may have noticed a new face at the Delaware County Extension Office. Amber Luckstead has taken over for Lori Scovel as the Delaware County Extension Program Director. Luckstead grew up involved in 4-H and has previous experience serving at the county and state levels for Extension. She also served in the Air Force for

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Community Meets to Discuss Four Boys’ Deaths

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) – Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four boys. The Telegraph Herald reports dozens of Dubuque County community members met Tuesday night in Farley to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy. The school district invited Community Resilience Institute, a nonprofit organization,

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Names Released in Fayette County Hospital Shooting

Authorities have released the names of the deputy and inmate involved in a shooting at a Fayette County hospital over the weekend. The Department of Public Safety have identified the Fayette County Jail inmate as 32-year-old Steven Harreld of Strawberry Point and the deputy as Jeremy Stiefel. The incident on Saturday morning happened at Palmer

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Manchester Whitewater Park Construction to Start Soon

Construction will start soon on the Manchester Whitewater Park. Ryan Wicks has been leading the Good to Great committee that is heading the project and says there’s been a lot of behind the scenes work going on until this point. WW Contract 1 On Monday night, the Manchester City Council awarded the contract to Taylor

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Oelwein Mayor Facing Sexual Abuse Charges Resigns

The mayor of Oelwein has resigned. Mayor Jason Manus resigned Friday effective immediately, days after being charged with sexually abusing two girls. City Attorney Ron Vanveldhuizen says the City Council is expected to accept the resignation Monday night. Mayor Pro-tem Peggy Sherrets will conduct the meeting. The 36-year-old Manus is accused of sexually abusing two

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Inmate Shoots Fayette County Deputy at Hospital

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a jail inmate committed suicide after grabbing a gun and shooting a sheriff’s deputy at a Fayette County hospital. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the shooting, which happened around 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. Authorities say the unidentified inmate

Deere Announces 460 Layoffs At Waterloo Plant

Deere & Company announced today that it will place approximately 460 employees who work in the company’s Waterloo, Iowa operations on indefinite layoff in response to current market demand for its products. Deere said employees were informed today of the layoffs, which are effective October 20th.When Deere announced third quarter earnings on August 13th, the

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Great Turn Out At Manchester Blood Drive

The American Red Cross reports a great turn out Wednesday at their blood drive in Manchester.  145 productive units of blood were collected, which exceeded their goal of 135.  Your next opportunity to give blood in the area is Thursday, August 28th from 2 to 6 pm at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington. To

Dubuque Man Accused Of Selling Crack Out Of Candy Store

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A Dubuque man faces federal charges for allegedly selling crack cocaine out of his candy store earlier this year. The Telegraph Herald reports 35-year-old Dwayne M. Howard is charged with four counts of distributing crack cocaine near a school or playground. Court records do not list an attorney. Howard is accused

Oelwein Mayor Out On Bond

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) – A northeast Iowa mayor accused of sexually abusing two girls has been released from jail. 36-year-old Jason Manus left the Fayette County Jail on Wednesday after a bail bonding company posted a reduced $65,000 bond. Manus, the mayor of Oelwein, is accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 9 and 14,

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