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.

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the Business of the Year nominees. Heims Awards, Manchester Press, Norbys Farm Fleet, Physical Therapy Solutions, Precision Collision and Real Deals are up for the annual honor. The winner will be announced at the 2018 Annual Awards …

The Maquoketa Valley Community School District board unanimously approved early separation packages for staff members during its Dec. 19 meeting.

A move from her Sunset Beach location to the space formerly occupied by Olive That Deli has given MiaJo Boutique owner, Darcy Schiess, plenty of reasons to be excited.

The Delaware County Supervisors approved a $10,000 expenditure for the Operation New View Interim Director at the Dec. 17 meeting.


A gift-box sale to the father of a producer for the Today Show on NBC has given the Edgewood Locker some national exposure for its breakfast sample gift box.

Women who find themselves in harmful or dangerous situations don’t have to be victims. That was the message Bruce Troyer told two dozen women during self-defense training workshops at Maquoketa Valley Middle School Dec. 3 and Dec. 5.

Members of the Edgewood-Colesburg, Maquoketa Valley and West Delaware school boards were invited to sit down with Representative Lee Hein (House District 96), Senator Dan Zumbach (State District 48) and Senator Michael Breitbach (State District 28) Dec. 12 for a joint work session.

Children young and old enjoyed a puppet show by His Handiwork at Regional Medical Center Dec. 13. Later, Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance to hear the Christmas wishes of children. The event was sponsored by RMC Parents as Teachers.