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Elkader Police Call Possible Abduction Report a Misunderstanding

Elkader Police say a report of a possible abduction this past week was a “misunderstanding”.   Police received the report last Thursday ...

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Manchester Woman Thankful after Time Spent Helping Hurricane Victims

Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on the blessings in our life and giving back to those in need. And one ...

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Ed-Co Student Enrollment Increases for 2017-18 School Year

The Ed-Co School District is breaking a trend… in a good way! While most rural school districts in Iowa are experiencing ...

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St. Mary's School Donates to Operation Santa Claus

Operation Santa Claus received a special donation on Tuesday. St. Mary’s School in Manchester chose to present the charity with all ...

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Elected Officials Gather for Annual Manchester Luncheon

Elected officials from the area gathered at Fireside Pub and Steakhouse in Manchester Tuesday for the annual Elected Officials Luncheon ...

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Dyersville Woman Announces Run for Iowa Senate

A Dyersville woman is running for a seat in the Iowa Legislature. Carrie Koelker announced her candidacy on Monday. Koelker will ...

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Dyersville Chamber $2,000 Christmas Giveaway Round One Winners

The Dyersville Chamber is once again sponsoring its $2,000 Christmas Giveaway Promotion. And the first round of winners have been announced ...

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Manchester Woman Thankful after Time Spent Helping Hurricane Victims

Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on the blessings in our life and giving back to those in need. And one Manchester woman who helped with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts earlier this fall is a true example of what the holiday is all about. It was late August and realtor Teresa Turnis was ready

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All-State/All-District Honors For Area VB Players

The Iowa Girls Athletic Union has released its All-State picks for Volleyball: Class 1A: 3rd team: Haley Goedken – Starmont Honorable Mention: Regan Janssen – Starmont Class 3A: 3rd team: Claire Demmer – West Delaware and Sydney Steffen – Beckman Honorable Mention:  Isabelle Bennett – Beckman and Jordan Kuper – Monticello Class 4A: 1st team:

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Shop Local On Saturday!

Listen as Manchester Chamber Director Jessica Pape talks about how Manchester area businesses plan to celebrate “Small Business Saturday”:    

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Manchester’s Leaf Pick-up Ends This Week

The City of Manchester will end their leaf pick-up this week. Residents can still put out their leaves today, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. The City asks that the leaves be raked into windrows by your curb by 7 am. At this point, it doesn’t matter which area of town you live in – all residents

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School Snack Program Goes Statewide, Thanks to Iowa’s #1 Pork Producer

Iowa’s largest pork producer is launching a program in all 99 Iowa counties that aims to feed protein-packed sandwiches to needy children. Allyson Ladd is marketing specialist for Iowa Select Farms which is starting what it’s calling the Power Snack program. Ladd says, “How it works is, we work with local school officials, principals, lunch

Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betty” Rotach – Manchester

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Rotach, 96 of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday,  November 23, 2017, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Arrangements are pending with Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester.

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  • EPA rejects oil-industry push for ethanol blending change November 22, 2017
    The EPA will not make a major change to federal rules for where most ethanol is to be blended into gasoline. The oil industry had been pushing the Trump Administration to lift the “obligation” that refineries blend ethanol into gasoline. The responsibility would then shift to fuel distributors. Under current rules, U.S. refineries must blend a portion […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Thanksgiving history shows an increase in fatal traffic accidents November 22, 2017
    Thanksgiving weekend is easily one of the busiest periods of the year on Iowa roads. Patrick Hoye chief of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, says the congestion increases the risk for crashes. “Because it’s an extended holiday, that heavy traffic is over several days and higher traffic counts often equates to more crashes,” Hoye says. […]
    Pat Curtis
  • Tips for keeping turkey dinner safe November 22, 2017
    Thousands of Iowans will be cooking their very first Thanksgiving turkeys tomorrow, and for those newbies, certain rules need to be followed when handling the big bird. While the Butterball Hotline offers some important cooking tips, so does the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center. Registered nurse and poison center educator Joan McVoy says it’s vital […]
    Matt Kelley
  • Des Moines students could see earlier start to school day November 22, 2017
    Students in the Des Moines school district could be starting their school day at a different time next year. The Des Moines School Board has been discussing new start times for more than a year and on Tuesday board members decided to give Superintendent Tom Ahart the responsibility of setting the school day schedule. Ahart […]
    Pat Curtis
  • John Deere reports increase in 4th quarter revenue November 22, 2017
    Iowa’s largest manufacturing employer is reporting a successful year. For the quarter ending October 29th, the Moline, Illinois-based Deere & Company posted earnings of more than $510 million or $1.57 per share. That compares with $285 million or 90 cents per share a year ago. Deere’s net income of more than $2 billion for the […]
    Radio Iowa Contributor

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  • In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade November 22, 2017
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan.
    The Associated Press
  • Suit over erotic fiction about NFL player Gronkowski tossed November 22, 2017
    CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple's case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman's desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski.
    The Associated Press
  • Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim November 22, 2017
    NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.
    The Associated Press

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