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Castle Theatre Under New Management

Castle Theatre Under New Management

Castle Theatre has been under new management for the past few months, and the transition has been a smooth one. Lisa Landers took over as the new manager of Manchester’s historic movie theater last fall after moving back to the area from Atlanta, Georgia. Lisa Manager 1 Landers has taken over the day-to-day responsibilities from


Edgewood Locker Honored with Several Statewide Awards

An Edgewood business has been honored on a statewide level. Jim and Terry Kerns of the Edgewood Locker recently received the 2015 Iowa Meat Processors Association’s Achievement Award at the association’s annual convention in Ames earlier this month. The Kerns brothers were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the meat industry and their service to

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New Stitching Business Moves in Downtown

A new quilting and embroidery business is now open in downtown Manchester. A Stitch in Time has moved into Lila’s Frame Studio, with the two businesses sharing space. Owner Marie Millis, who has lived in the Manchester area for over 30 years, began sewing some of her own clothes when she was just eleven years


Authorities Investigating Hit-and-Run Accident on Highway 3

Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened on Highway 3 just west of Edgewood earlier this month. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says on February 7th, a green Mustang was rear-ended by a pickup truck as the car tried turning into a private driveway. The pickup truck did not stop and continued westbound on


West Union Teen Arrested for Kidnapping and Abusing Girl

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – A West Union teen has been charged with kidnapping a fellow teen and sexually abusing her. The 16-year-old from West Union was arrested for first-degree kidnapping and third-degree sexual abuse. He has been charged as an adult. According to court records, the teen picked up a 15-year-old girl and wouldn’t

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Risk of Spring Flooding?

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Regional experts for the National Weather Service say the risk of flooding is at or below normal for Iowa this spring. The reports released Thursday by meteorologists in Des Moines and Davenport in Iowa and La Crosse, Wisconsin, covered the potential for river and lake flooding in their respective coverage


House and Senate Committees Approve Gas Tax Increase

A bill raising the state fuel tax was approved by the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday afternoon. The bill is calling for a ten-cent tax increase to help to fund repairs to Iowa’s roads and bridges. State Representative Lee Hein of Monticello sits on the committee and spoke with KMCH after the bill was

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Egli Honored as Linn County Deputy of the Year

The Deputy of the Year award nomination selection committee has met and selected Deputy Troy Egli as the 2014 Linn County Deputy of the Year. The award is meant to recognize a specific deputy sheriff, regardless of rank, who went above and beyond the call of duty in serving the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens


Semi Trailer Full of Hogs Tips Over East of Ryan

A semi trailer tipped over as it was traveling down a highway east of Ryan early Thursday morning. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened shortly before 2 am on D-47 near 210th Avenue. The semi was westbound when it veered off the highway and tipped onto its side. The trailer was loaded

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