Five days a week, it’s pretty common to see clients from Unlimited Services volunteering at the Good Neighbor Society (GNS). What’s just as common to see is the smiles on the faces of GNS residents and volunteers as they interact with one another.

Manchester American Legion Post 45 conducted Veterans Day ceremonies at West Delaware High School, St. Mary's Catholic School and West Delaware Middle School. These photos are from the ceremony at West Delaware Middle School.

With business and industry leaders looking on, four West Delaware students received recognition for their work in the school’s registered apprenticeship program in welding.

Maquoketa Valley students and staff started preparing for their fall play in August when they held auditions for “Bright Star.” The first practice was held the following week with their first dress rehearsal taking place Oct. 31. The actors and actresses are set to take the stage Friday, Nov…

Several people received awards during the Manchester City Boards, Commissions and Volunteer Recognition Open House at the Manchester Fire Station Oct. 30. Now in its 27th year, the open house is a way to thank groups of volunteers for their work within the community.

To some, a 40-year military career in the United States Navy might not seem like the background needed for someone looking to become an advocate for rural America. But retired Vice Adm. Michael Franken believes his military experience fits perfectly when it comes to being a voice for rural issues.

Housing units offered by the Edgewood Convalescent Home (ECH) in the new Chestnut Village will provide maintenance-free living for buyers and should also free up housing for those looking to buy a home in Edgewood.

Three West Delaware School Board positions are on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 5 and all three candidates candidates are running unopposed. Sam Milroy is running for his first term on the board and will replace board member Linda Bessey, who chose not to run for reelection. Board members Carl Jo…

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Colorado Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bennet believes Iowa farmers have been shortchanged by the policies of President Donald Trump. Bennet discussed that and other topics with the Manchester Press Oct. 20.

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors rejected bids for a storage garage at the site of the new Delaware County sheriff’s office and jail at its Oct. 21 meeting and will now start the process over.

The Maquoketa Valley School Board was presented with a rough draft of the promotional video for Dollars for Scholars at its regular meeting Oct. 21. This video has been a work in process for a few months, and this was their first viewing of the video.

Woodward Communications Inc., parent company of the Dyersville Commercial, announced Oct. 25 a change in executive leadership within its Woodward Community Media division. Bob Woodward has been chosen to lead the division.


Reached by phone following his stop Oct. 20 at Rio Blanco Mexican Restaurant in Manchester, Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer said that while American people are in a good position, their government isn’t working for them.

A groundbreaking ceremony took place recently on a 15,000 square feet addition at the Good Neighbor Society (GNS), which will enhance the organization’s efforts when it comes to helping rehab patients return to their own homes.

The West Delaware bass fishing team has been lining its fishing rods and snagging fish for three years now. The team has sparked a lot of interest among high school students in the community since its inception. With only 12 teams in the state of Iowa, the opportunity to get on this team is …

Ali Manson loves Manchester and Delaware County. So when a job as assistant director of the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce opened, it seemed like a natural fit for her.

After nearly two decades of serving on the Manchester City Council, Ron Struble has elected to resign effective immediately with a little more than two years left in his term.

A group of students at West Delaware High School has been taking part in the school’s apprenticeship program. Some of the students are close to completion, with a graduation ceremony being planned.

In the only contested city council race, incumbent Dean Sherman will face off against John Curran for a four-year term representing Ward 1.