Kelly Antons admits she was walking around with a time bomb of sorts in her body. With a gene that made her more susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer and a family history of cancer, she knew she wanted to be proactive about her health.


It was a day and evening like so many others. Sept. 22, 2018, Zach Fisher attended the wedding reception of a cousin at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, went out to dinner with his girlfriend, Shelby March, in Delhi, and headed to the Maquoketa Valley homecoming dance.

When President Donald Trump signed the new farm bill into law Dec. 20, Iowa State Senator Dan Zumbach was in attendance.

The Manchester City Council has pushed the needle forward for what appears to be a major facelift for the building that used to house Grumpy Bills.

A special meeting was conducted in the Edgewood-Colesburg High School library Jan. 13, to discuss paying off the final $22,790 remaining on the $1.4 million Community Dreams Project.

How to attract and retain EMS paramedics along with paying for the service was the focus of a presentation to the Delaware County Supervisors by Regional Medical Center (RMC) CEO Charlie Button and CFO Danette Kramer.

A tagline for an antiperspirant in the 1980s challenged consumers, “Never let them see you sweat.” A popular adage cautions, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”


With area business leaders, elected officials and students from the three Delaware County schools in attendance, three area legislators shared their thoughts heading into the 2019 legislative session in Des Moines.

A restored filing cabinet has returned a family heirloom to an Edgewood-Colesburg High School teacher after a devastating house fire while providing an impressive 4-H project for Noelle Kerns, the Ed-Co student who refinished the piece.

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors viewed floor plans for a proposed new sheriff’s department jail facility during a work session prior to its regular meeting Jan. 2.

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to help support newborns and new families in the area with a Community Baby Shower.

Like a good sandwich prepared with the fresh ingredients that their business is known for, the opportunity to move Olive That Deli to Main Street in Manchester was more than owners Shelly and Todd Schrader could pass up.


Tania Bradley believes a lot of exciting things are happening in Manchester. As the newest member of the Manchester City Council, Bradley gets to experience some of those things first hand.

It happens unexpectedly. You’ve resolved to give up any one of a number of bad habits for the new year and almost as if you were possessed, that piece of wayward chocolate makes its way into your mouth or climbing on the treadmill slips your mind, and the new year has barely started.

Our photographers were busy in 2018 capturing events that happened in and around Manchester. Here’s a look back at a few of those images.

The Delaware County Supervisors approved a 28E agreement with the city of Dyersville that, when implemented, will give Dyersville jurisdiction over county road X49 from 12th Ave SW to 1st Ave W.


Visitors to the Freedom is Not Free Veterans’ Memorial at Baum Park will notice a big change come spring 2019.

With the quiet conversation and hearty spread, it was shaped a lot like a family’s Christmas potluck dinner except there was one major difference — everyone there was on the same political wavelength.

Exactly 39-years to the day of her death, authorities announced an arrest in a murder cold case of an Iowa high school student.

Sure, the presents are opened, but the one gift that just seems to keep on giving for many is holiday stress.

When Paul McCartney wrote one of his most popular ballads, he did so to comfort the son of one of his fellow Beatles. Today, “Hey Jude” is easily one of the most recognizable Beatles songs, with its simple three-chord progression and advice to take happiness from wherever you find it.

The Edgewood Colesburg School Board considered a letter asking for additional funds from the Community Dreams Committee at its regular meeting Dec. 18.