Manchester Legion’s Stolen Grill Found in Newton

The Manchester American Legion’s stolen grill has been recovered.

Legion Commander Larry Tibbott says on Tuesday, he received a phone call from Manchester Police Chief Jim Hauschild that the grill had been found in Newton, thirty miles east of Des Moines.

The grill had been reported missing last Thursday morning – it had last been seen behind the Legion in downtown Manchester on Saturday, November 28th. DJ’s Repair will be making the trip to Newton to pick up the grill, which will need some minor repairs due to damage. Police are still investigating the incident.

Some local Manchester businesses had banded together to come up with a $600 reward for whoever was responsible for returning the grill. They’re be sifting through the details to find out who the reward will go to, but Tibbott says he really needs to thank the community, which has shown the Legion incredible support throughout this situation.

The grill plays a major role in the Legion’s steak fry fundraisers – and Tibbott says they hope to bring back the steak frys in the spring after a year off due to the pandemic.

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