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Several Honored at Manchester Chamber’s Ag Luncheon

Several Honored at Manchester Chamber’s Ag Luncheon

The Manchester Chamber hosted their annual Ag Luncheon on Thursday, with a large turnout at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Retired Virginia Tech professor Dr. David Kohl returned as this year’s guest speaker. FFA students from local schools were on hand to hear Dr. Kohl speak and participate in a morning career fair. The Delaware

Anamosa Students Sing Anthem At NBA Game

Four Anamosa High School students took to center court to sing the National Anthem at a professional basketball game. According to a report from out coverage partners at KCRG, Junior Vann Barnette, Sophomore Hannah Behrends, Senior Luke Rogers, and Sophomre Alexa Jess sang Wednesday night at the San Antonio Spurs game. The four are a part of

Alliant Energy Wants to Raise Rates

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – An executive says Alliant Energy’s Iowa subsidiary Interstate Power & Light Co. will file next month for a rate increase that would raise the average customer’s bill by more than 10 percent. Joel Schmidt is a vice president for Alliant, and he told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald that the proposed base

Independence Chamber Accepting Award Nominations

The Independence Chamber is accepting nominations for its annual awards. The Chamber will present six awards at its annual banquet on April 8th – Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Project of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Chamber Hall of Fame. Businesses and organizations must be

West Delaware School Board Member Resigning

A member of the West Delaware School Board is resigning. Steve Buesing’s resignation was accepted Monday night. The school district says he is moving out of the state for professional reasons. Buesing’s resignation will take effect after the April 10th board meeting. The School Board plans to appoint a replacement by asking someone to fill

Delaware County Appoints New Treasurer

Delaware County has a new county treasurer. Pam Klein was appointed to the position last week, taking the oath of office Friday afternoon. Klein has spent over thirty years in the Delaware County Treasurer’s Office. She first started in 1978 and became Deputy Treasurer in 1994. Klein replaces longtime County Treasurer Carolyn Wilson, who retired

Manchester Mayor Showered with Birthday Cards

Manchester Mayor Milt Kramer was showered with cards a few weeks ago as he celebrated a milestone birthday. “Mayor Milt”, as he is affectionately known around the community, turned 80 years old on February 19th, and his two daughters, Jill and Kerry, thought it would be fun to have a card shower for him. They

Campground Hosts Needed at Backbone State Park

Volunteers are needed to spend up to seven months living in one of five Iowa state parks, including Backbone State Park in Delaware County. Linda King, with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says campground hosts are wanted between April and October at Backbone, as well as Elk Rock in Marion County, Gull Point in