Following a recent series of lengthy public comments, Mayor Milt Kramer proposed that the Manchester City Council adopt a policy used by other communities in order to keep control over the amount of time a citizen is given to address the council.


A nursing course held in a local health lab is helping ease the need for nurse aides in area care facilities while offering students entry into a health career.

The Delaware County Community Chest awarded $13,466 in grants to area groups during a ceremony at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Manchester July 2. The Delaware County Community Chest benefits thousands of Delaware County residents through grants awarded to local organizations.

When it comes to bull riding, Dillon Kuehl knows a thing or two. He never expected, however, that the sport would take him to the other side of the world.

Winning the Best Beer award at the Iowa Craft Beer Festival in Des Moines June 15 shouldn’t surprise fans of Franklin Street Brewing Company (FSBC) beers. But adding items most often associated with breakfast to that beer, including locally made cinnamon rolls, definitely made the beer stand…

Since opening 5K Sports and More June 1, Alana DeMoss has sold a little bit of everything. The store, located at 819 East Main St. in Manchester and previously called AK Sports, caters not only to athletes, but also to those who enjoy fishing and hunting.

Not everyone has had the opportunity to hear Dr. Temple Grandin speak about the livestock industry, and for the first three-and-a-half years of her life, nobody heard her speak at all.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety (IDPS) is sharing some statistics it hopes provide a sobering reminder to celebrate the 4th of July safely.

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors heard updates on the new sheriff’s office and jail from John Hansenm, of Midwest Construction Consultants (MCC), at its July 1 supervisor meeting.

Strong winds caused damage in Edgewood June 30. The late afternoon storm downed several trees and damaged roofs in the area.

The Parks & Recreation Department offers many recreation programs and special events —something for everyone — toddlers, youth, adults and active seniors.

When brothers and co-owners of Franklin Street Brewing Company, Chad and Kyle Sands, opened five years ago, they expected to sell beer. But after five years in the former Masonic Lodge building in Manchester, the brothers believe they are ahead of what they envisioned when they set out to br…

The Maquoketa Valley school board approved a slight change in food service prices for the upcoming school year during their regular board meeting June 20.

A proposed $3 million city shop drew questions from Manchester resident Jeff Ogden at the city council meeting June 24.


The owner of a Manchester can redemption center has been arrested after authorities say he withheld over $10,000 in payments to customers.

The Ryan Nationals, billed as the “crown jewel of car shows” brought plenty of classic cars and car enthusiasts to Ryan June 22.

The second day of the Mini Gateway to Technology Camp at the Northeast Iowa Community College Manchester Center brought bottle rocket experiments to Manchester.

Exide Technologies is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its Manchester plant, fondly recalling the past but geared toward the future.


Cold beer, good food and presidential politics brought Delaware County Democrats together at Franklin Street Brewing Company June 17 for the group’s summer social.

As the 2018-19 school year comes to a close, the doors of summer open for the West Delaware school district. The Board met June 10 and discussed its student attendance percentage, as well as improving communication through media.

Justin Olind, physical education and health teacher at Edgewood-Colesburg High School, presented his individualized professional development plan to the school board at their regular June 17 meeting.

Delaware County Board of Supervisors approved a contract between the supervisors and Regional Medical Center (RMC) in Manchester at its June 17 meeting.

Though cool, wet weather kept the crowd down, a few brave souls came out to the Learn to Ski event hosted by the Hartwick Huskys at Schram Park June 12.

In April 2019, Abby Klostermann was named Delaware County’s Dairy Princess. Klostermann is 17 years old, and attends Beckman Catholic High School.

While dairy farmers across the United States continue to fight low prices, there may be some hope for higher prices and more market access with the implementation of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA).