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New School Year Begins for West Delaware

It was back to school for West Delaware and St. Mary's today. KMCH's Mike Johnson caught up with a few of the students as they headed to class for the first day. Kaitlyn, a fourth grader at Lambert Elementary, says ...

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Election Date Set for Proposed Delaware Co. Jail Project

A public vote on the proposed Delaware County jail project will be held this fall. The County Board of Supervisors has set a special election date for Tuesday, November 4th. Voters will be asked whether or not the County should ...

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Delaware County Fair Board Elections in October

Are you interested in serving on the Delaware County Fair Board? Elections will be held this fall and candidates have until Monday to apply. Several board positions will be open this year. They include District 1 (which covers Bremen, Colony, ...

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Sherman's Corn Maze Prepares for Fall Season

It's almost that time of year... Sherman's Corn Maze will open for the season in less than two weeks. Dean and Jackie Sherman operate the corn maze at their acreage in Manchester. This year's theme for the corn maze is ...

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August Valued Volunteer: Angie Zehr

Congratulations to our latest "Valued Volunteer"...Angie Zehr of Manchester!  Angie and her husband Chris are very involved in Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, and several activities at West Delaware including The Friends Of Music and Show Choir.  If you know ...

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Hoover Wins KMCH 50 Days of Summer Backyard Bonanza Grand Prize

Congratulations to Tim Hoover of Edgewood, our grand prize winner of the KMCH "50 Days of Summer Backyard Bonanza"! Our daily winners gathered at the Country Cruisers Car Cruise After-Party at Hartridge Golf Course in Manchester Saturday night - and ...

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RMC Nearing Fundraising Goal for Hospital Expansion

Regional Medical Center’s capital campaign is close to its fundraising goal. Officials announced Wednesday that one-point-four million dollars has been pledged to the campaign in support of the hospital’s expansion project. RMC is breaking ground on a new two-story hospital addition overlooking the Maquoketa River in Manchester. The 40-thousand-plus square foot facility is the hospital’s

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HS Football; North Linn Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The North Linn Football program hopes to rebound after a 1-8 record a season ago. Eighth-year head coach Jared Collum was very pleased with the off-season commitment by all players in grades 9 through 12: COLLUM1 8-19 Senior lineman Isaac Syverson says the main goal in the off-season was to work on


Maquoketa Valley Drill Team Dancer Dash 5K Run/Walk

The Maquoketa Valley Drill Team Dancer Dash 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, August 30th at 9 am at Conrad City Park in Earlville. Cost for pre-registration before August 15th is $20, or register August 16th through the day of the race for $25. Race day registration is from 8 to 8:45 am at Conrad

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Commission Adopts New Iowa Water Rules

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The commission that oversees water quality regulations in Iowa has adopted new rules that align state regulations with those imposed by the federal Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Commission’s proposed rules primarily give the Iowa Department of Natural Resources authority to inspect farms and issue permits that regulate manure

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  • Fort Dodge man found guilty of murder August 20, 2014
    A 28-year-old Fort Dodge man was found guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday afternoon by a Webster County jury. Derrick McElroy was accused of shooting 19-year-old Brandyn Preston during a bonfire party in May, 2011. Preston died of his injuries in January, 2012. Prosecutors said that McElroy purposely shot into the party. McElroy’s attorney said another […
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  • Iowa State Fair attendance down this year August 20, 2014
    Fewer people attended this year’s Iowa State Fair than anytime since 2010. Preliminary records show roughly 1,016,000 people attended the fair during its 11-day run that ended Sunday. Iowa State Fair CEO Gary Slater says rainy weather on a couple of days had an impact and he noticed fewer people on the fairgrounds last Wednesday, […]
    Pat Curtis
  • Iowa students see small change in ACT results August 20, 2014
    Results are being released today from the ACT college admissions tests taken by students who’ll graduate high school in the class of 2014. ACT vice president Steve Kappler says Iowa students continued a pattern where they scored better than the national average in every category. “Iowa has continually outpaced the nation, relative to academic achievement,” [
    Dar Danielson
  • Both sides react to ruling upholding ban on telemed abortions August 19, 2014
    A Polk County judge has ruled the Iowa Board of Medicine has the authority to create a rule that bans the procedure where a doctor sees a patient via a video link and gives them medication to induce an abortion. The board voted 8-2 in August of last year to require a physician see the […]
    Dar Danielson
  • O’Brien County fish kill stretches 12 miles August 19, 2014
    A fish kill has grown larger since first being spotted on Saturday in northwest Iowa. The Department of Natural Resources reports heavy rain caused a manure discharge from the Summit Dairy in O’Brien County to eventually reach Mill Creek. DNR senior environmental specialist Tom Roos says the fish kill now stretches about 12 miles, from […]
    Pat Curtis

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