A soul trapped in a netherworld factory discovers a plot involving building human bodies for dark beings who are using them to infiltrate our world. He must escape the factory to save his mother and sister.

Delaware County supervisors, educators and residents came to Farm Bureau Financial Services in Manchester Feb. 7 for a legislative coffee. State Senator Dan Zumbach and State Representative Lee Hein were in attendance to discuss issues that will be affecting northeast Iowa.

The Manchester City Council unanimously approved a $3,708,772 contract with Pirc Tobin, Inc., for the work on the 2020 Highway 13 Improvement Project.

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors approved changes to the new county sheriff’s office and jail that will save the county over $32,000 after hearing updates from the project consultants.

West Delaware School Board members listened to a presentation at their meeting Feb. 10 that provided an update on the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) assessment. Robin Mebus, director of school development for the West Delaware Community School District, led the conversation.

The Manchester City Council has verbally approved removing the residency requirement for police officers and adding a lateral transfer compensation clause after two Manchester Police Department officers with over a decade of combined experience within the department have chosen to work in Dy…


For Marcel and Sarah Kielkucki and their children, Gabi and Joe, going to Washington, D.C., for the 47th annual March for Life event,Jan. 22-24, provided their family plenty of memories.

Results from the Iowa School Performance Profiles recently released to area schools and to the public last week rate area schools from “high performing” to “needs improving.”

A year of celebration is in store at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manchester, as the church celebrates its centennial.

While it remains an early chapter in a much longer story to be written, the Cascade City Council during its Jan. 27 meeting approved the building of a new city library. Members of the library board and the library building committee gave a presentation that provided some of the background th…

Much like Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz,” students at Edgewood-Colesburg learned that after graduation, they really can go home again. And when they do, there will be good career opportunities waiting for them.

A fresh set of goals and priorities for the City of Manchester has been released following a goal-setting work session attended by members of the Manchester City Council, city staff and department heads.

The proof is in the pictures as Manchester Boy Scout Troop 34 shows in this montage of photos reminiscing over the past year of troop activities and accomplishments.

Local organizations received funds from the Hero Hustle Spring Triathlon to help support emergency service programs in Delaware County. Funds went to the Delaware County EMS, Colesburg EMS, Manchester Police Department and Earlville Fire Department. The Earlville Fire Department received $50…


While a program that delivers hot meals to residents in Manchester is not in jeopardy of ending, according to those in charge of the program, more volunteers could help make meal deliveries easier.

If MacKenzie Schmitz has left Greeley for good, let’s just say she’s left it a little better than she found it. Schmitz, a freshman environmental science major at Iowa State University, completed a project that refurbished a community landmark.

Police say a husband and wife were both arrested on multiple charges after a Jan. 23 altercation that included a man being hit in the head with a vodka bottle, and a woman carrying a knife being apprehended at gunpoint by the Manchester Police Department.

Unable to find another school district with which to share a superintendent beginning the 2020-21 school year, the Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District voted Jan. 28 to open the position of elementary school principal. Currently, Superintendent Rob Busch serves in that role. The deci…

Doug Tuetken, superintendent of the Maquoketa Valley Community School District, recently announced that he will be stepping down from his position. The school board has prepared to fill the vacancy by scheduling meetings in the coming weeks. The board discussed his departure at its monthly m…

The Manchester City Council might be paying approximately $100,000 more than it expected for one of the major road projects expected to descend upon a good majority of town this summer.

Four Delaware County organizations recently received donations from the Faith Mission Thrift Store in Coggon. Sponsored by Coggon churches, since its inception in 2014, the store has given out over $84,000 in donations to area groups. From left, Pat Becker and JoEllen Holtorf, Operation Sant…

Quick action by an Edgewood post office worker last August has resulted in her receiving the Hero Award from the United States Post Office.


With Christmas just a couple days behind them, a Greeley mother and her daughters, along with a Delaware County dispatcher and her son, traveled to Uganda to help the Children’s HopeChest organization bring hope to disadvantaged Ugandan children.

A Manchester man is asking for both the community and City Council to be more cognizant about how leash laws are enforced after he was attacked while out walking his dog.