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Epworth Mayor Resigns Due to Health Concerns

EPWORTH, Iowa (AP) – The mayor of Epworth has resigned, citing personal health concerns. Tom Gassman submitted his resignation on Tuesday. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald says Gassman has been the mayor of Epworth since 2012 and he also served as a council member prior to being elected mayor. Jacob Reuter will serve as acting mayor

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“Field of Dreams” Butter Carving at Iowa State Fair

A popular Dyersville tourist attraction is getting the “butter treatment” at the Iowa State Fair this week. The Field of Dreams is being paid tribute – right next to the iconic Butter Cow. pcButter1 Iowa State Fair spokesperson Lori Chappel says Field of Dreams exhibit includes a butter carving of the movie’s star, Kevin Costner,


Fire Destroys House Southeast of Manchester

Firefighters from Manchester, Delhi, Ryan, and Masonville battled a blaze Thursday night at a home owned by Mitch Pfab at 2497 167th Avenue.  The Manchester Department took the call just after 9 and was on the scene for three and a half hours.  According to Manchester Fire Chief Mike Ryan, the house is a total


Castle Theatre Marquee Sign Damaged by Semi

The marquee at Castle Theatre in downtown Manchester was accidentally damaged this week. A semi truck pulled up to the curb along East Main Street to make a beverage delivery Wednesday morning and drove into the sign hanging above the historic movie theatre. The accident damaged the southeast corner of the marquee. No one was


Manchester Businesses Burglarized; Man Arrested

Manchester Police have made an arrest in connection to several burglaries in town this summer. Police Chief Jim Hauschild says the first burglary reports came in on May 26th. Someone had broken into the Eagles Club, damaging the business and taking items from inside. Widner Drug had also reported that someone had damaged their alarm


Cook Running for Iowa House as Libertarian Candidate

A Manchester man is running for state office. Brian Cook has filed to run for the Iowa House of Representatives for District 96. Cook, a former Republican, will be on the November 4th general election ballot as a candidate for the Libertarian Party. He says he made the switch to the Libertarian Party after years


Vandals Damage Buchanan County Building

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating extensive vandalism at the former Buchanan County Home near Independence. The vandalism was reported Tuesday, and deputies found that someone had entered the building and broken windows, door, toilets and mirrors. Vandals also used spray paint on walls, ceilings, windows and floors and destroyed


Oelwein Man Arrested for Assaulting Man with Baseball Bat

A rural Oelwein man has been arrested for assaulting another man with a baseball bat. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year old James Wright faces a felony charge of Willful Injury after hitting 35-year old Robert Elliott of Oelwein in the face with a baseball bat at a rural Oelwein home on Tuesday afternoon.

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1954 Kaiser Manhattan Wins Manchester Car Show

An Arizona man won “Best of Show” at the Country Cruisers Car Show in Manchester on Sunday. Robert Kleiner took top honors with a car many of us have never seen. Kleiner Winner 1 The Kaiser company built cars from 1947 to 1955 before going out of business. Kleiner says he purchased the car in

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