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Two Arrested in Manchester Meth Lab Bust

Two Manchester residents face charges after a meth lab bust Wednesday. Manchester Police Chief Jim Hauschild says police found items related to a meth lab inside a vehicle parked in the 200 block of South Franklin Street. Police were led ...

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Pretrial Conference Delayed for Former Oelwein Mayor

A pretrial conference has been delayed for former Oelwein mayor Jason Manus, who has been accused of sexual abuse. The date for Manus' pretrial conference was pushed back from Monday to Oct. 13 because his defense attorney died earlier this month. ...

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Capital Campaign Going Well for Beckman High School

Over one million dollars raised in one night... that's what Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville did earlier this month at a special event for their Blazing Forward Capital Campaign. Beckman Million 1 Beckman Principal Pat Meade says contributions made through the ...

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Plans for Proposed Delaware County Jail Renovation and Expansion

Delaware County voters will be heading to the polls this November to decide whether or not to spend up to four-point-nine million dollars on renovating and expanding the Delaware County Jail and Sheriff's Office. County officials say this project is ...

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Harvest Moving Slower than Normal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Corn and soybean crops are in good condition but the challenge for farmers is getting the crops harvested before the weather turns cold. Late planting caused the crops to mature later than normal. The U.S. Department ...

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KMCH At-Work Network Winner... Elaine Klosterman at Ace Homeworks!

Congratulations to this week's KMCH At-Work Network winner... Elaine Klostermann, who works at Ace Homeworks in Dyersville! We love the awesome crew at Ace and appreciate that they listen to KMCH at their store! Rob delivered Elaine a six-pack of ...

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State Auditor Candidate Jon Neiderbach Visits Area

One of the state’s political candidates was in the area for a visit this week. Democrat Jon Neiderbach of Des Moines is running for State Auditor. Jon Auditor 0 Neiderbach is running against Republican Mary Mosiman for a four-year term in the November general election. Neiderbach says he has several priorities if he’s elected State

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HS Footbal: West Delaware Planning 100 Year Celebration

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Football program is celebrating 100 years and is inviting all former Hawk football players, managers, coaches, and cheerleaders to be honored during halftime of the varsity football game at Brown Field in week nine of the season later on this month on the 24th as the Hawks host Decorah. Introductions will


Elkader Opera House Presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

The Elkader Opera House Players present “Thoroughly Modern Millie”! Show times are October 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm, with matinees on October 2 and 5 at 2 pm. Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets available at Moser Pharmacy in Elkader or call 563.873. 2378. For more info,

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Early Harvest

Harvest Moving Slower than Normal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Corn and soybean crops are in good condition but the challenge for farmers is getting the crops harvested before the weather turns cold. Late planting caused the crops to mature later than normal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly update Monday that 60 percent of the corn


RSS Radio Iowa News

  • Cyclone basketball looks to fill loss of Ejim and Kane with depth October 1, 2014
    Hopes are high as the Iowa State basketball team prepares for the upcoming season. The Cyclones return a number of key players from last year’s team that won the Big 12 Tournament title and made it to the sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Cyclones enter this season as a consensus top 20 team […]
    Todd Kimm
  • Charges filed against semi driver in accident on I-35 October 1, 2014
    Charges have been filed against the motorist who forced the closure of an interstate in central Iowa Tuesday. The four-vehicle crash shut down Interstate 35 near West Des Moines for nearly 9 hours. Police say they’ve charged the semi driver from California who caused the accident with failure to maintain control. The semi crashed through […]
    Pat Curtis
  • Lawyer for Brandon Ellingson’s family finds testimony at Missouri hearing ‘insulting’ October 1, 2014
    A Missouri House Committee held its first hearing Wednesday to examine the merger of the state’s Water Patrol with its Highway Patrol. The superintendent of the Missouri Highway Patrol told the committee with the potential for civil lawsuits, he would not answer questions about the drowning of a Clive,Iowa man while in Water Patrol custody. […]
    Radio Iowa Contributor
  • Iowa officials say contracting Ebola ‘extremely unlikely’ here October 1, 2014
    Officials in the Iowa Department of Public Health say it’s “understandable” that Iowans may find the recent news about an Ebola patient in Texas “scary,” but Dr. Ann Garvey, the assistant medical director for the agency, says the U.S. has health care systems in place to handle such cases. “Ebola is only spread if an […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Upper Iowa football teams heads into homecoming at 4-0 October 1, 2014
    Off to their best start in 50 years the Upper Iowa football team prepares for this week’s homecoming contest against Augustana of South Dakota. The Peacocks are 4-0 after last week’s 37-31 win at St. Cloud State and while happy with the start coach Tom Shea says he is focused on what lies ahead. “We’ve […]
    Todd Kimm

RSS Iowa Agribusiness Radio

  • Colfax Sheep Auction: September 27, 2014 September 30, 2014
    COLFAX, Iowa – Weights are increasing at the weekly Colfax sheep auctions, wtih no lambs under 60 pounds at the September 27th Sheep and Goat...
    Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Staff
  • Iowa Ag Department helps organic growers get certified September 26, 2014
    DES MOINES, Iowa (IDALS) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today said that $501,500 in cost share is available through a new program designed...
    Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Staff
  • USDA injects $5 million into Iowa’s rural economy September 24, 2014
    WASHINGTON (USDA) – In support of rural business activities that will boost economic growth in rural communities, today USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug...
    Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Staff
  • Harvest 2014: Oil versus oilseeds on American railroads September 24, 2014
    Your browser does not support the audio tag. DES MOINES, Iowa – This harvest season a bumper crop of corn and soybeans will strain the...
    Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Staff
  • Unexpected frost revisits lagging Iowa crops September 23, 2014
    DES MOINES, Iowa – As farmers chopped silage and continued harvesting hay this past week, an unexpected frost fell in areas of northern Iowa like...
    Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Staff

RSS Entertainment News

  • Musical of 'Doctor Zhivago' coming to Broadway October 2, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest version of "Cinderella" will soon disappear from the Broadway Theatre, but another sweepingly romantic musical is ready to take its place — "Doctor Zhivago."
    The Associated Press
  • Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy October 2, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.
    The Associated Press
  • Queen of Soul says new covers album feels fresh October 2, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin says her new album brings out an excitement she hasn't felt since 1982 and the music feels as good as Marvin Gaye's seminal "What's Going On?" album.
    The Associated Press
  • Jeter: Players can share their stories on my site October 2, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is among the most media-savvy athletes on the planet, but he says it came through trial and error.
    The Associated Press
  • 'Interstellar' to be released 2 days early on film October 2, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Nolan's space epic "Interstellar" will open two days early in theaters projecting the movie on film, rather than digital.
    The Associated Press

RSS AP Sports

  • Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals October 2, 2014
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.
    The Associated Press
  • LeBron warmly welcomed "home" by Cleveland fans October 2, 2014
    CLEVELAND (AP) — The crowd's deafening roar was so loud LeBron James couldn't hear his name announced.
    The Associated Press
  • Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance October 2, 2014
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Crawford figured the San Francisco Giants needed one run, maybe two, the way ace Madison Bumgarner was dealing.
    The Associated Press
  • Police: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop October 2, 2014
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday.
    The Associated Press
  • Cowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault October 2, 2014
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month.
    The Associated Press

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