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McDonough’s Holiday Grand Tour Kicks Off Tonight In Manchester

McDonough’s Holiday Grand Tour Kicks Off Tonight In Manchester

Now that the Christmas season is officially here, there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than Jim McDonough’s Holiday Grand Concert.   McDonough put this year’s show together at Hanson Auditorium and will kick off the concert tour tonight in Manchester: This year’s show also features some local talent: Thanks to a generous


Monticello Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A man in eastern Iowa faces up to 25 years in prison for using a weapon to rob a bank in July. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the northern district of Iowa says 45-year-old Brandon Brown of Monticello pled guilty Wednesday at a federal court in Cedar Rapids to armed


Firefighter Injured Fighting Central City Fire

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a firefighter responding to a fire in eastern Iowa has been hospitalized with a serious medical condition. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says the firefighter was one of several emergency responders trying to put out a large fire Thursday morning at a building in Central City that houses

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11-14-16 Edgewood-Colesburg School Board Meeting

Accomplishments, acknowledgments, and awards … that was how the Edgewood-Colesburg School Board meeting began on Monday, November 14. On that particular evening, the Ed-Co School Board recognized various students for their wonderful attributes in a variety of school activities. Very recently, Morgan and Marissa Vorwald, along with Lexi Ihde, attended the Loras Honor Band Competition.


Repair Made to Manchester Whitewater Park Structure

A long-awaited repair has been made to the Manchester Whitewater Park. City officials realized soon after the Whitewater Park opened last year that the rock structure below the Marion Street Bridge – known as Structure 3.5 – needed to be modified. Tschiggfrie Excavating was hired to replace the smaller square rocks with a larger flat

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Dyersville Chamber’s Christmas Giveaway Round One Winners

The Dyersville Chamber has announced its first round of winners in their annual Christmas Giveaway. They are Sandy Lehman of New Vienna, Ryan Washburn of Dyersville, Norma Borcherding of Manchester, Kandi Kolpin of Spirit Lake, Sherry Burkle of Earlville, Gary Smock of Cedar Rapids, Cindy Engelken of Dyersville and Pat Vaske of Dyersville. There will be


November Valued Volunteer: Les Carlson

Congratulations to this month’s Valued Volunteer: Les Carlson. Les was nominated for his many years as director of the Delaware County Recreational Center.  Les says they are always looking for volunteers to help out at the Rec. Center.  If you’d like to help out, you can call Les at 927-8027.  To nominate some for the


Delaware County Cash Mob Visits Petersburg

The Delaware County Cash Mob made a visit to Petersburg last week. The group surprised the staff at The Big House, the bar and restaurant that opened this summer in the old Detour building. Cash mobbers from around the county spent over five hundred dollars at the business, enjoying drinks and dinner. Last month, the