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Lambert Accepting Preschool Pre-Registrations in January

Lambert Accepting Preschool Pre-Registrations in January

Lambert Elementary will accept pre-registrations next month for its 4-year old preschool program. Lambert’s preschool program offers two days of instruction each week in two different classes – one class meets on Monday and Thursdays, and the other class meets on Tuesdays and Fridays. Eligible children must be four years old by September 15th of


Rowley Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing Teen

A Rowley man has been arrested for sexually abusing a teenager. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office took 24-year old Michael Toms into custody in Independence on Thursday. Toms is accused of committing a sex act with a 14-year old teen. Authorities say they recently wrapped up their investigation, which began in October. Toms is also


Rural Arlington Couple Charged with Neglecting Livestock

A rural Arlington couple has been charged with neglecting their livestock. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 50-year old Duane Landis and 49-year old Margaret Landis face simple misdemeanor charges of Livestock Neglect and Failure to Dispose of Dead Bodies. The charges stem from an investigation that began October 9th when deputies executed a search


Slick Roads Lead to Several Accidents in Dubuque County

The roads unexpectedly turned a little icy Friday morning, leading to several accidents around the area. In Dubuque County, deputies responded to eight accidents within a three-hour period Friday morning. Two of the accidents resulted in injuries. The Sheriff’s Office says 18-year old Devon Frank of St. Olaf was transported to the hospital after his


Start of School Year Could Be Pushed Back

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Education says it will stop granting automatic waivers to school districts seeking to start classes earlier in the summer. Department director Brad Buck sent a letter Friday to state education leaders saying the change is effective immediately. The announcement came shortly after Gov. Terry Branstad sent

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Delaware County Fair Board and Extension Awarded Grant for Partitions

The Delaware County Fair Board and Delaware County ISU Extension and Outreach has been awarded a grant to purchase Delaware County Community Partitions to be used at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. The $1500 grant was presented by Theisen’s More for Your Community corporate grant program. The program grants to agencies to jumpstart or sustain projects that


Second Helpings Needs Donations

Second Helpings is in need of donations. This Manchester United Methodist Church program serves a free Monday night supper to anyone who needs a meal. Coordinator Tina Mead says around 160 people rely on that free meal every week. Second Helpings 1 Mead says there are several ways you can help. Second Helpings 2 Food

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Manchester Natives Involved in ISU’s Christmas Play

A couple of Manchester natives are involved in this winter’s theatre production at Iowa State. Senior Amanda Carnahan and Sophomore Brady Carnahan are among the 45-member cast of “A Christmas Carol”. Amanda plays the role of “Mabel”, while Brady plays the role of “Topper”. Both students are majoring in Communication Studies at Iowa State. “A

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