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Floodwaters Receding in Independence

Floodwaters Receding in Independence

Independence is taking their turn recovering from major flooding. The Wapsi River crested at 19.36 feet Sunday afternoon – that’s three feet below the record and the fourth highest flood in the town’s history. That’s National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Skow. The Highway 150 South Bridge reopened Monday after it was covered with floodwaters over


Major Flood Crest Expected in Anamosa

Anamosa is seeing some major flooding right now. The Wapsi River is expected to crest at 23.5 feet Wednesday morning – that’s nine feet above flood stage. On Tuesday afternoon, the river had reached 22 and a half feet. At nearly 23 feet, the floodwaters would affect Fairview Highway at the Wapsi Bridge. The National


Help Available for Delaware County Flood Victims

Help is available for anyone who was affected by Friday’s flooding in Delaware County. Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ryan says clean-up kits are available at the Manchester Police Department. Flood victims can also apply for assistance to help pay for basic needs. Operation New View will begin taking applications Thursday – at that

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“KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” Contest Returns October 3rd

The “KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” contest kicks off next Monday, October 3rd! Local farmers in the KMCH listening area (Delaware, Dubuque, Buchanan, Jones, Linn, Clayton and Fayette counties) are welcome to sign up by calling us at 927-6249 or emailing us at with their names and cell phone numbers. If they answer their


Camp Courageous Raffles Off 66 VW

A Donaldson, Iowa man is the proud new owner of a 1966 VW.  Jeff Wilson had the winning ticket for the car raffled off by Camp Courageous.  Michael Verst of Kentucky recently donated the 1966 VW Cabriolet to Camp Courageous in memory of his late wife Karen. The drawing was held Sunday at the camp’s


State Disaster Proclamation Issued for Flooded Counties

Governor Terry Branstad is deploying the National Guard to respond to flooding in 13 Iowa counties and prepare for future flooding downriver. “We just have to deal with whatever situation comes our way,” Branstad told reporters. “We need to be as well-prepared and in a situation like this in major cities like Waterloo and Cedar


Major Flooding Hits Manchester

Heavy rain Thursday night into Friday morning has led to major flooding in Manchester. The City reported 5.7 inches of rain, while one resident on East Union reported 7.25 inches since Thursday night. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Maquoketa River in Manchester through Saturday morning. The projected river crest


West Delaware Postpones Homecoming Parade; Students Help with Flood Efforts

West Delaware is celebrating Homecoming this week, but the school’s plans were changed when floodwaters hit Manchester on Friday. Instead of holding their annual West Delaware Homecoming parade on Friday afternoon, Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says they made the decision to cancel it in light of the devastation that was hitting their community. The West


Flood Gates Partially Open at Lake Delhi

With major flooding upstream in Manchester, Lake Delhi is taking precautions. Officials have partially opened three of the gates and the spillway is operating as planned. Lake Delhi District Trustees President Steve Leonard told KMCH late Friday afternoon that everything is going as well as it can in this situation, though some homes upstream may