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Road Work Wrapping Up in Manchester

Road Work Wrapping Up in Manchester

Summer usually means road work, and we’ve seen our share of it in Manchester this year. One of Manchester’s main roads in and out of town is shut down this week for improvements. City Streets Superintendent Jason Haight says crews are working on putting in a new railroad crossing on Bailey Drive. Traffic coming off

Hartwick Huskys Crowned Midwest Regional Champs

Congratulations to the Hartwick Huskys, the water show ski team based in Manchester! The Huskys were crowned the 2017 Division 2 Midwest Regional Show Ski Champions at the tournament this past weekend in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The Huskys won top scoring honors with their Jump Act, Pyramids, Sound Crew, Tow Boat Driving, Dock & Equipment

Manchester Chamber Ambassadors’ July Visits

The Manchester Chamber Ambassadors made a couple of visits last week, welcoming a new business and a new business owner. They stopped by FlexFit Studio, located at 210 West Marion Street (above Barron Motors). You can drop in or sign up for weekly classes. FlexFit has been in this new location for a few months. And

Weekend Flooding Affects Local Communities

Manchester and several other local communities are experiencing minor flooding this weekend. The Maquoketa River in Manchester crested at 15-point-3 feet just after midnight Sunday morning. It was the highest crest for Manchester since last September, but not enough to affect businesses along West Main. The river could be seen just barely coming out of

NWS Believes EF-1 Tornado Struck McGregor

The National Weather Service believes an EF-1 tornado struck downtown McGregor Wednesday night. That is a preliminary assessment after the National Weather Service surveyed the damage – it has not yet been confirmed. The small Clayton County town sustained heavy damage when severe thunderstorms with powerful winds and heavy rain quickly moved through between 6

Man Injured in Jones County Tractor Accident

Authorities have released the name of the man injured in a tractor accident in Jones County Tuesday. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year old Daniel Althoff of Wyoming was found injured lying in the grass next to a grain bin at 9203 75th Street in rural Wyoming by someone driving by. The passerby had

Delaware County Fair – Day One

The Delaware County Fair kicked off yesterday in Manchester, with the annual fair parade last night. Plenty of semis, floats and tractors in the parade… Citizens State Bank had most of their team there, all decked out in pink shirts and pink pig balloons in honor of this year’s fair theme. And Manchester firefighters set

Fast Moving Storm Causes Tree Damage in Farley

A fast-moving storm brought down trees in Farley on Wednesday night. Between 20 to 30 trees were reported down across town after 50 to 60 mile per hour winds moved through. Residents say there was little to no warning of the storm. The community worked together to get the storm damage cleaned up Wednesday night