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Dyersville Area Relay for Life This Weekend

The Dyersville Area Relay for Life is Friday night. Area residents will head over to the Beckman High School parking lot to honor those who have fought cancer and help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Chamber Director and ...

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Manchester Lifeguard Recognized for Saving Child's Life

A Manchester lifeguard was recognized by the City Monday night for recently saving the life of a three-year old. Mayor Milt Kramer presented Brooke Vaske with a Life Saving Award for her act of heroism in saving 3-year old Holden ...

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Manchester and Independence Ambassadors Visit Area Businesses

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors made several stops recently. One of the visits was to Regional Medical Center's Hospice of Comfort, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Coordinator Amanda Kalb says Hospice of Comfort staff and volunteers have ...

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Country Cruisers Car Route Announced for August 9

The Country Cruisers Car Cruise is coming up next Saturday, August 9th in Delaware County... Car club member Dennis Wiedemann of Manchester says this year's cruise route is finalized and they're hoping area residents will want to cruise along or ...

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HS Baseball; Beckman Wins First Round State Game

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The second-seeded Beckman baseball team improved to 28-13 with a 6-3 win over Hinton in their class 2A quarterfinal last night inside Principal Park in Des Moines. Behind a four-run second inning, the Blazers began defense of ...

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RAGBRAI Passes Through Area Towns

RAGBRAI wrapped up in Guttenberg on Saturday. Thousands of bicycle riders spent seven days pedaling across Iowa. After a rainy, cold and wet start to the day on Friday, riders slowly made their way to Independence for an overnight stop. ...

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Dyersville Area Relay for Life This Weekend

The Dyersville Area Relay for Life is Friday night. Area residents will head over to the Beckman High School parking lot to honor those who have fought cancer and help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Chamber Director and Relay Chairperson Karla Thompson says everyone’s invited to come out starting at 6 o’clock Friday

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HS State Baseball; Beckman Ready for Semifinal Appearance

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 28-13 Beckman Blazer Baseball team returns to action in the 2014 State Tournament tonight with semifinal play inside Principal Park in Des Moines. The 2nd-seeded Blazers meet the number three seed Van Meter who has a mark of 32-2. It’ll be the 14th trip to a semifinal contest for Beckman


Hunter Safety Class

A Hunter Safety Class will be held on Saturday, August 9th from 8 am to 4 pm at the United Methodist Church in Manchester. Students must pre-register before Monday, August 4th by picking up a student handbook. Pre-register by calling 563.608.5536. Class participants must be at least 11 1/2 years old to take the class.

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Farmers to Begin Mowing and Haying Roadsides

Motorists are being reminded to be on the lookout for equipment that’ll be moving through Iowa’s roadside ditches soon. Bob Younie, with the Iowa Department of Transportation, says land owners and others who’ve obtained a permit are allowed to harvest hay from state highway roadsides. The annual program benefits both parties. “It gives farmers a chance

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  • Two casinos in eastern Iowa pay penalties for gambling violations July 31, 2014
    Casinos in Burlington and Dubuque received fines today from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for violations. Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko, says a minor was challenged, but still allowed to enter and remain on the gambling floor of the Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington for 11 hours. The commission approved an agreement where the casino […]
    Dar Danielson
  • Glenwood facility fined $2000 after resident swallows batteries July 31, 2014
    A state facility that cares for Iowans with significant intellectual disabilities is being fined $2000 after a resident swalled three batteries. The incident happened June 2 at the Glenwood Resource Center. According to a statement from the Iowa Department of Human Services, the resident “received treatment at a nearby medical center” and “a few days later”
    O. Kay Henderson
  • State’s largest solar farm open for business near Kalona July 31, 2014
    State, local and national officials celebrated the opening of Iowa’s largest solar farm today. The farm is located in eastern Iowa about 11 miles south of Iowa City and six miles north of Kalona. Farmers Electric Cooperative built the facility and general manager Warren McKenna says it will produce 800 kilowatts. “With 2,900 solar modules […]
    Dar Danielson
  • Northwest Iowa man charged with mother’s murder July 31, 2014
    A northwest Iowa man who’s been held as a material witness in the deaths of his parents is now charged with his mother’s murder. Jonathon Neunaber of Akron has been charged with first-degree murder. Neunaber is accused of killing his mother, Esther Neunaber. Esther and her husband, Donald, were both found dead in their rural […]
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  • July temperatures average 4.5 degrees below normal in Iowa July 31, 2014
    State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says this month has been unusually cool for Iowa. “Not all the numbers are in yet, but it looks like it will probably finish up the fifth coolest July on record in Iowa and that’s among the last 142 years of data,” Hillaker says. “So fifth out of 142 is obviously […]
    O. Kay Henderson

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  • Russell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at NYC jail July 31, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — A group of young people at a jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J.
    The Associated Press
  • Police: Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fell July 31, 2014
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault.
    The Associated Press
  • Atlantic City hosts free Blake Shelton concert July 31, 2014
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than 60,000 fans are rocking to a free Blake Shelton concert on the Atlantic City beach.
    The Associated Press
  • 'Godfather of Makeup' Dick Smith dead at 92 July 31, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning "Godfather of Makeup" who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" and Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" among many others, has died. He was 92.
    The Associated Press
  • Grammy winner Ne-Yo: Ex-manager owes me $8M July 31, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Ne-Yo wants $8 million from his ex-manager.
    The Associated Press

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