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When Les Carlson travels to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. next May, don’t look for him sitting on the beach. Instead, look for him at the track. Carlson will compete in the National Senior Games in the 50-meter dash and the javelin.

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West Delaware senior Wyatt Voelker knows how to manage his time. He’s a high school football player and wrestler, a member of the National Honor Society and wrestles out of season with Big Game Wrestling Club of North Liberty.

For the first time in nearly half a century, Manchester Mayor Milt Kramer will not be appearing on the ballot, but area voters will still get the opportunity to cast a vote in a contested race between two names familiar to local politics.

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After nine months in Manchester, Nathan Lamb was officially appointed the new pastor of First Presbyterian Church.

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Milo Livestock is the second biggest 4-H Club in Delaware County. With 51 out of the total 400 members in Delaware County, it contains kids from two counties, three school districts and the seven townships of Delhi, Delaware, Hazel Green, Milo, North Fork, Union and Prairie.

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While it isn’t a cause for immediate concern, the Manchester City Council is preparing for the inevitable repair of the West Marion Street Bridge and the six-to-seven figure cost that will come along with it.

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A new program at Maquoketa Valley High School encourages students to volunteer their time and talents for the betterment of the school and community through service projects.

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Delaware County Democrats held a political gala at the Franklin Street Brewing Company, Sept. 20, with appearances from three Democratic political candidates, Abby Finkenauer, Liz Mathis and Ras Smith, as well as Joe Shepherd, president of United Rural Democrats. The co-chairs of Delaware Co…

West Delaware’s 2021 honor court: front from left, Grace Millenkamp, Isabella Kanellis, Rachel Wenger, Samantha Anderson and Emily Prier; back row, Jadyn Peyton, Morgan Beuter, Ethan Hoefer, Blake DeMoss and Payton Lewin.

West Delaware’s 2021 homecoming court: front from left, Lucy Loecke, Laney Robinson, Carlee Smith, Haley Hamm and Kayla Felton; back row, Trevor Soppe, Wyatt Voelker, Cody Monaghan, Raub Loecke and Kyle Cole.

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In what could be one of the more innovative educational programs in the area this fall, West Delaware High School is combining student-led and online learning as a way to offer agriculture education and FFA until a new agriculture education instructor arrives in January.

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Tony Ede, pastor at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manchester is the new chaplain of the Iowa Firefighters Association. Ede was named IFA chaplain at the IFA convention earlier this month in Grinnell.

Edgewood-Colesburg’s senior homecoming king and queen candidates: front from left, Abbie Sullivan, Kelsey Hansel, Reghan Steger, Hailey Rausch and Mikayla Thein; back row, Ike Jones, Lance Voss, Mason Ashline, Kiernan Hansel and Landon Billmeyer.

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West Delaware’s Board of Education met for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Sept. 13, and received a facilities planning update from Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey.

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Representative Ashley Hinson visited Fareway Meat & Grocery in Manchester as part of her Delaware County tour. She stopped to see how pandemic policies have impacted Fareway’s business operation regarding job opportunities and labor shortages.

An article in last week’s Manchester Press gave an incorrect date for the Wounded Warrior 5K Walk/Run at the West Delaware Sports Complex. The correct date is Sunday, Oct. 3.

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A frequent question received at Regional Medical Center, Regional Family Health, and Delaware County Public Health is where someone can go to get a COVID-19 test for traveling purposes. This testing option is not available locally due to supply challenges.