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I’m happy to have received the opportunity to join the Dyersville Commercial, Manchester Press and Cascade Pioneer as a reporter intern for the summer. I’m from Lake in the Hills, Ill., about the halfway point between Rockford and Chicago. I’m excited to get out and interact with the communi…

I just learned that my ex-husband has remarried. I learned this as we learn about all important life milestones these days — on Facebook.

May is motorcycle safety awareness month and I’ve noticed some motorcycles out. As it gets warmer there will be more bikers out enjoying a ride. Please be sure to look twice.

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I confess I don’t think I know anyone who has ever owned a Louis Vuitton purse. From what I understand, they are a bit pricey, probably out of the discretionary income range of most of my friends.

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The Iowa Whitewater Coalition and Iowa DNR hosted a Swiftwater Rescue (SWR) class April 9-10 utilizing the wonderful facilities of the Manchester Whitewater Park. Participants from Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota were able to acquire new skills making their paddling activities safer. Without s…

The question facing West Delaware voters Tuesday, March 2 is more than asking for approval to spend $20 million for needed remodeling and repairs in the district’s elementary, middle school and high school buildings.

When I was 16, some of my buddies called me up to go coon hunting. It was dark and raining. And, too lazy to tromp through the timbers, I suggested we look through some of the neighbors' barns. Because I was the only one with a driver's license, I knew that I had to drive. I also knew

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During troubling times, heroes arise. My family has to look no further than the teachers and staff at Saint Francis Xavier Elementary and Beckman Catholic High School. They have given our three daughters the opportunity to go to the classroom five days a week to guide them in their journey. …

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Last year at this time the last thing I was thinking about was COVID-19 and the changes to our daily lives by a virus any of us knew very little about. While admitting that 2020 wasn’t the year I wanted, it was the year I got. It was a year that saw me clean up some stuff around my home, but…

In blacksmithing, if you want to make a mediocre tool into a good one, you must temper it. To do this, the business end of the tool must be heated up, and as it cools, color bands will pass through the metal. When the right color presents itself, you quench the tool in water. This process ma…

When I was a child, I thought Christmas would never come. The weeks dragged by while I wore out the toy sections of the Sears and Penny's catalogs hoping Santa might stop by. I always looked for Santa Claus and tried to stay awake on Christmas Eve just to catch a glimpse of the jolly big guy…

I am writing in regard to the article in the Manchester Press, Oct. 28 issue, concerning the ex-CEO, Lon Butifkofer and RMC. Another new trial has been set for March 4, 2021. If $255,000 was taken I think the ex-CEO would pay back $255,000 plus interest. This was money taken from Delaware Co…

So many life events and celebrations, from graduations to birthdays and weddings, have been impacted by the pandemic. Earlier this year, when schools shut down and entire sectors of the economy closed to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, it also put the brakes on routine screenin…

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I’d like to make a few comments concerning the road construction on the east edge of town. What was supposed to be a three-week closure has now turned in to seven weeks.

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