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Senator Ernst Wary of Cuts to USDA Food Programs

Senator Ernst Wary of Cuts to USDA Food Programs

Senator Joni Ernst says she’s “legitimately undecided” about the health care plan House Republican leaders have crafted as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. And Ernst is raising concerns about some of the budget cuts President Trump proposed last week, including a 21 percent cut to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “When you look

DNR Reviews Groundwater Levels Heading Into Spring Months

The northern part of Iowa remains wetter than normal, while the driest part of the state in southern Iowa hasn’t change much either during the winter months. Tim Hall tracks the groundwater situation for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “It’s that southeastern corner of Iowa that we’re just keeping an eye on. They have

New Banners in Downtown Manchester

Manchester has some new banners hanging up downtown. The new banners say “Grow With Us”, with smaller banners reading “Family”, “Community” and “Opportunity” hanging on the other side of the street lamp poles. Manchester City Manager Tim Vick says the City purchases new banners every couple years with funds from the hotel/motel tax. This year’s banners

Aurora Home Invasion Leads to Drug Bust

A home invasion in Aurora last week led to a drug bust, with several teenagers taken into custody. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says last Tuesday, they received a 911 call reporting that a home was being invaded in the 200 block of Main Street. Deputies searched the home and cleared out everyone inside. And

J’s Auto Begins Moving to New Location

J’s Auto started the process of moving to a new Manchester location on Monday. For years, J’s Auto Super Center has been located at 945 East Main Street. They started construction on a new building just south of West Main Street last year. Their new address will be 1112 West Main Street (just south of Dupaco). J’s Auto Body

Two Drivers Injured in Collision Near Greeley

Two people were injured when a tractor and minivan collided near Greeley on Monday afternoon. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says it happened shortly after noon on Jet Road northwest of town. The tractor was westbound on Jet Road when it tried turning around on the roadway. A minivan, also heading west, tried passing the

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