The wintertime offers plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy nature. And if there is anyone who knows about that, it’s Dubuque County Conservation Naturalist Kaytlan Moeller. Based out of Swiss Valley Nature Preserve and Nature Center near Dubuque, Moeller said wintertime is the perfec…

The Manchester City Council held the first of the required three readings to change its solid waste and recycling collection ordinance.

Jack Klaus, Chairman of the Greater Delaware County Community Foundation (GDCCF) announced the awarding of nine McGee Barr Grants totaling $25,489.14. In addition to the grants, the GDCCF also awarded $11,996 to local schools through their School Grants program.


Superintendent Rob Busch received a two-year extension to his contract at the Edgewood-Colesburg School board meeting, Jan. 18. The board voted 4-0 to extend with board member Bob Schilling absent from the meeting.

The National FFA Organization (FFA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) of Edgewood-Colesburg High School have suffered in member participation this past year. This is due to a lack of enthusiasm brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic taking away many of the key experiences and opp…


In its regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 18, the Maquoketa Valley Board of Education unanimously agreed to extend the District’s Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).


A Manchester man convicted of first-degree murder has announced he has hired a new attorney who will seek to exonerate him of the crime, a private investigator has told the Manchester Press.


Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds relaxed spectator restrictions for high school sporting events in a Jan. 8 update to her Public Health Proclamation mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Previously, a limit of two spectators per athlete was enforced, with that was updated to include memb…

Voters in the West Delaware Community School District will decide on a $20 million bond issue to upgrade facilities in the district in a special election, March 2.

A stop by U.S. Senator Charles Grassley to Henderson Products, Inc. last week gave Iowa’s senior senator a chance to view the success of the company that is a national leader in the manufacturing of municipal snow and ice equipment. But even a trip to Manchester couldn’t keep the senator fro…

Gail Oberreuter is the new executive assistant for Delaware County Economic Development (DCED). She replaces Bev Rahe who retired after 18 years with the group.


The State of Iowa is receiving nearly $345 million in federal funds to help schools address COVID-19-related costs, $6.5 million of which will go to Dubuque Community Schools.

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With its new Rehab to Home space opening soon, the Good Neighbor Society in Manchester adds another level of care and rehabilitation to the patients and residents it serves.

An appeal by a prominent local basketball coach convicted on several child-pornography-related charges was shot down by the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, who upheld his life sentence and found that his rights were not violated when a man took a USB device from his home.

West Delaware High School will open the second semester Thursday, Jan. 14 with a return to full-time in-person instruction after being on a hybrid schedule since late September.

The first of several potential projects born from a partnership between the City of Manchester and University of Iowa graduate students has been delivered to the Manchester City Council, and one, in particular, is already garnering a lot of interest.

A new church group in Manchester has a new home in the community as it continues its ministry to serve God and the community.


In his work as a realtor, Bob Philipp has put families in homes and on farms. Now it’s time for Philipp to spend a bit more time in his home and on his farm.

A highly visible landmark on Manchester’s north end is set to undergo restoration work after the Manchester City Council agreed to chip in for repair costs.

According to a press release from Manchester Police Chief James Hauschild, the current health crisis has magnified the importance of keeping prescription drugs secured and taking steps toward combating their abuse.

While moving snow from a pile may not be much fun for city workers clearing a parking lot in downtown Manchester last week, a group of children shows how to have fun in the snow once the pile is made. They made their fun at the corner of Acers and North Franklin St. a day after a storm dropp…