Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Manchester Whitewater Park in Running for Iowa Travel Guide Cover

Manchester Whitewater Park in Running for Iowa Travel Guide Cover

Every year, the cover of the Iowa Travel Guide is decided by voters across the state. And this year, a popular Manchester destination is one of the four nominees. The Manchester Whitewater Park is one of this year’s options for the Iowa Travel Guide cover. The others in the running include Gray’s Lake Park in

Ed-Co Hears Proposals for School Building Improvements

  Despite two rejected bond referendums earlier this year, the Ed-Co School Board is still hoping to move forward with school building improvements at some point. Ed-Co Superintendent Rob Busch says the board heard proposals from representatives from Modern Design Architects and Martin Gardner Architecture at their school board meeting Monday night. Anyone interested in

Farmers Hold Panel Discussion at World Food Prize Event

Farmers from 14 different countries discussed their concerns at a World Food Prize event in Des Moines Tuesday. Participants in the Global Farmer Roundtable shared many common concerns – access to inputs such as capital availability, labor availability, and land and rent prices. Argentinean farmer Pedro Vigneau talked about an issue in his country that

Former Olin Fire Chief Charged with Assaulting Girl

A former fire chief in Jones County is facing assault charges. According to our coverage partner KCRG, former Olin Fire Chief Matthew Vonbehren was arrested last week. Authorities say he assaulted a 13-year old girl on several occasions last year with the intent to sexually abuse her. Vonbehren faces five counts of lascivious acts with

Book Sale at Manchester Public Library

You’ll be able to find some great deals on books, movies and puzzles at the Manchester Public Library this week. The Friends of the Manchester Public Library are hosting their Fall Used Book Sale Thursday through Saturday. There will be a large collection of gently-used hardcover and paperback books for adults, teens and children, along

Congressman Blum Visits Regional Medical Center

U.S. Congressman Rod Blum was in Manchester on Tuesday. Blum spent part of his afternoon job shadowing at Regional Medical Center. It was his second time visiting the hospital, which happens to be Delaware County’s largest employer. Congressman Blum was given an inside look at what goes on in RMC’s Pain Clinic. RMC Nurse Anesthetist

Two Vehicle in Minor Manchester Accident

Two vehicles were involved in a minor accident in Manchester Monday morning. It happened at the intersection of North Franklin and Fayette Street shortly before 8 am. Manchester Police say a car driven by 21-year old Chris Allen of Manchester was stopped north of the crosswalk due to backed-up traffic. As he started moving forward,

Date Set for Manchester Window Walk

The holidays are right around the corner, and the Manchester Chamber will once again be hosting the annual Window Walk and Static Christmas Parade. Mark your calendars for Thursday night, December 7th from 6:30 to 8 pm. This free community event brings hundreds of people to downtown Manchester, giving them the feeling of an old-fashioned