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Corn and Bean Exports Picking Up Despite Lousy Prices

Harvesting will begin in Iowa soon on what some believe will be the nation’s largest-ever corn crop, but prices are still in the basement for the third straight year. On the plus side, agricultural exports for corn are picking up, according to U-S-D-A ag economist Bryce Cooke. For Iowa’s other top crop, soybeans, Cooke says


Guttenberg Police Investigating Possible Child Enticement Incident

Guttenberg Police are investigating a possible child enticement incident. It happened Thursday afternoon near 607 South First Street. Three elementary-age children were walking on the sidewalk when a black older-model SUV drove up and parked on the opposite side of the street. The man got out of the vehicle and approached the children, asking them


Hopkinton Lutheran Church Permanently Closing Doors

A Hopkinton church is permanently closing its doors. St. John’s Lutheran Church has been in the community for over 150 years. Church member Suzanne Reiter says they’ve always been a small congregation, but it was a vibrant one too with dedicated members. This year, they dwindled down to seventy members and they’ve had to make


Dozens Evacuated During Monticello Gas Leak

A damaged gas main prompted officials in Monticello to evacuate several homes and businesses on Thursday afternoon. Monticello police say the leak happened on South Main and South streets. 25 to 30 businesses and homes were affected. The city opened the Monticello Community Building for those displaced by the gas leak. The issue was resolved


Manchester Ambassadors Visit Several Businesses

The Manchester Chamber Ambassadors made several visits on Thursday. The group took a tour of Kluesner Flooring’s new building on South 11th Street, viewed the renovations and remodeling at America’s Best Value Inn & Suites on West Main Street, visited Monaghan Financial Services on North Franklin Street in honor of their 30th anniversary and enjoyed


Share the Harvest Moving to Year-Round Distribution

Share the Harvest will begin distributing fresh produce year-round starting next week. For the past few years, the program based in Manchester has only been offered at The Watershed during the summer growing season. Local gardeners are encouraged to drop off any extra fresh produce they may have, and then anyone in need of those


“Mystery Tour” Surprises Residents with Visits to Clayton County Towns

Some Clayton County residents are being whisked away on some fun adventures each month… and where they’re going is always a surprise. It’s called the “Clayton County: Mystery, Mingle, Munch and Mob Tour Series”. And Abbey Harkrader with the county’s Conservation Board says they started the program this past spring. The Mystery, Mingle, Munch and