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Local Residents View Historic Solar Eclipse

Local Residents View Historic Solar Eclipse

There were some clouds around for Monday’s solar eclipse, but that didn’t stop some local residents from witnessing the historical phenomenon. Hundreds of people filled the front lawn of the Manchester Public Library around 1 pm Monday afternoon to put on their certified viewing glasses so they could see the moon almost entirely eclipse the

Two Injured in Jones County Collision

Two people were injured in an accident in Jones County Saturday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup truck and van collided near Anamosa at the Highway 151/ Old Dubuque Road intersection. They say the vehicles collided when pickup truck pulled out from a stop sign on Old Dubuque Road, right into the path

Weekend Funeral Service Planned for Former Local Priest

Funeral services will be held this weekend for a former priest who once served several local communities. Reverend Richard Maichen of Manchester died Monday. He was 90 years old. Rev. Maichen was ordained in 1954. He served as a priest and faculty member in numerous eastern Iowa parishes, including St. Joseph’s in Elkader, St. Francis

Moreno and Loughren Win Masonville City Council Seats

Masonville’s two new city council members were literally drawn out of a hat earlier this week. In last Tuesday’s special election, Joe Moreno, Pat Loughren and Mason Gallop each received two votes. A total of ten votes were cast in that election. The Delaware County Board of Supervisors canvassed the election results on Monday. Since

Manchester Man’s Death Ruled Homicide

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – The death of a Manchester man who died as he was taken into custody after an incident at a Dubuque bar has been ruled a homicide but not necessarily a crime. The ruling comes in the May 7th death of 43-year-old Chad Cupps, who used to live in Dubuque. John Kraemer