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Foreigner to Headline VIP Night at 2016 Delaware County Fair
The Delaware County Fair is excited to announce classic rock band
Foreigner as their headlining act for VIP Night at the 2016 Fair. With
ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen top 30 hits, Foreigner is
universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world
with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out
tours and albums sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some
of the rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,”
“Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,”
“Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and
the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner
continues to rock the charts more than 35 years into the game.
2016 edition of VIP Night at the Delaware County Fair will once again
have reserved seating and a standing room only area. Jeannie Domeyer,
Manager of the Fair said, “We have noted over the years some of the
fans love to stand up and sing and dance during the show, but others
want that reserved seats. We think this will be a good mix of
opportunity whether you want to sit and relax or be up front by the
stage.” Tickets for the Friday, July 15th show will still be $60 if
bought in advance and will include all you care to eat and drink during
the show. They can be purchased starting on December 5th, just in time
for Christmas. Domeyer concluded, “With 9 top 10 hits, and 16 top 30
hits this band is going to sing hit after hit all night. It’s going to
be another great night of rock and roll.” For more information on tickets or other Delaware County information, visit here.
Regional Medical Center’s Phase I Expansion Project Nears Completion
Manchester and surrounding community residents will soon have
improved access to healthcare as Phase I of the expansion project at
Regional Medical Center (RMC) nears completion. RMC’s 40,000+ square
foot expansion project broke ground July 15, 2014, and is expected to
be complete in December 2015.
River Ridge Pavilion will include
an entirely new inpatient Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care Unit, as well
as a large Specialty Clinic which will hopefully add more medical
specialties to our already expansive service offerings which include
allergy, cardiology, endocrinology, ENT, general surgery, laser,
nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, OB/GYN, oncology, ophthalmology,
oral surgery, podiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
Also included is a covered carport, HILLTOP Gift Shop, welcome desk,
Jerry’s Place (public dining), family lounges/waiting areas, Harriet
Seedorff Solarium, and GNB Bank outdoor patio.
inpatient Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care Unit will be located on Level
II of the new addition. Inpatient rooms will boast an amazing
view overlooking the Maquoketa River and be nearly double in size from
current rooms to better accommodate for patients, visitors, staff, and
There will be an open house for the River Ridge Pavilion Sunday, November 22, from 1-4 PM.
the planning process of this state-of-the-art facility, focus was
planned on priority issues such as access to care, an increase in the
quantity of medical specialty services, and an enhanced patient/family
experience. At RMC we strive to make each patient feel special
and believe it is the little things that make a big difference.
My sincere appreciation goes out to each and every one of our loyal
patients that choose our healthcare system for their care, support, and
healthcare education. We look forward to seeing everyone at our
open house for River Ridge Pavilion,” shares Lon Butikofer, RN, PhD,
Chief Executive Officer.
The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors made three visits in November.
Hanson Law Office The
Chamber’s first visit was to Hanson Law Office to meet new associate
attorney, Jane E. Hanson. Jane recently joined her father, Tom Hanson,
in his law practice. Jane graduated with honors from Northern Illinois
University College of Law in May of 2015, and became a licensed
attorney in the State of Iowa in September of 2015. Tom has been
practicing law in Manchester for the last 36 years. Sarah Leonard also
works at Hanson Law Office as a legal assistant, and has been with the
office for the last 5 years. Tom currently focuses in the areas of real
estate, estate planning and probate law. Jane will also practice in
those areas, and is hoping to begin practicing family law in the next
year. Hanson Law Office is currently accepting new clients.
Gritton Associates – Lacey Carroll
second visit was to Gritton Associates to congratulate Lacey Carroll on
her new ownership and to congratulate Larry Gritton on his (semi)
retirement. Lacey has worked with Larry for eight years providing
tax and financial statement services for a wide variety of
clients. Larry will continue working for the next few years under
Carroll's ownership to ensure a smooth transition. Gritton
Associates also provides QuickBooks consulting and works with the
Delaware and Clayton County economic development offices to provide
QuickBooks classes to the public.
Precision Collision Paint & Auto Body The
third visit was to Precision Collision, the auto body repair shop
located just north of Delaware. Owner Jeff Domeyer, a graduate of the
Kirkwood Community College Automotive Collision program in 2001, shared
how he has used his training and the experience he gained working as a
technician until 2010 to start his own business. Precision Collision
prides itself on being a “green” shop that cares about the environment
while they strive to be the best collision shop in the area to PROPERLY
repair any make or model. Domeyer has two full time employees, (looking
for another), one part time, and himself. Their goal is to not only
make your car look perfect on the outside, but to make sure it's
structurally sound and repairs last for the lifetime of the vehicle.
Using a newer state of the art shop, with the latest technology and
equipment including a downdraft paint booth and computerized paint
matching and mixing, Jeff says you can count on them to make your
repair process go as seamlessly as possible Rhubarb Festival
Annual Rhubarb Fest
Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
BAUM PARK (Anderson/E. Butler Streets)
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☺ “Free Activities for
the Kids” the Kids”
Face Painting & Balloons! Face Painting &
Balloons! See more
Edgewood Rodeo Days June 23 - 26,
detailshere. Delaware County Fair July 11 -
Area Attractions, Fairs &
Festivals Grant Wood Festival
Wood was born on a farm near Anamosa on February 13, 1891. He displayed
early evidence of his artistic ability and upon graduation from Grant
High School in Cedar Rapids, enrolled at the Handicraft Guild in
Minneapolis. His subsequently taught school, attended night classes at
the Art Institute of Chicago, served in the Army, and later was
appointed an art instructor at the University of Iowa.
the 1920s, he traveled to Europe several times. On his last journey,
his contact with Flemish and German primitive art forms resulted in his
decision to return to the Midwest, settle in Iowa, and paint scenes he
knew best in the style for which he would become famous.
Grant Wood died on February 12, 1942 and is buried at Riverside
Cemetery in Anamosa.
annual Grant Wood Art Festival honors the heritage of Grant Wood and
the legacy of the early Irish immigrants who settled in Stone City.
Attracted to the natural beauty of the terrain, Grant Wood chose this
area for his art colony during the summers of 1932-33. The
the original art colony, as outlined in the school’s brochure, was “…to
join in working together toward the development of an indigenous
expression. To this end we do not strive for any particular
formula or technique. We rather seek for a stimulating
of ideas, a cooperation of a variety of points of view.”
journey back in time to view architectural landmarks of the mid 19th
century is promised to those who visit the area. The legend
that early immigrants came to Stone City in the 1800s and carved a
legacy of stone in the bluffs of the Wapsipinicon River Valley.
Great Jones County Fair July
Anamosa Pumpkinfest - Saturday,
by the Iowa legislature in 1993, for great family fun at the annual
Pumpkinfest and Weigh-off! The event is scheduled for the 1st
Saturday of October with events scheduled throughout the day including
the Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off, Pumpkinfest Parade, pumpkin
carving exhibits, food and craft booths, pumpkin recipe contest, games
and much more!
The Iowa record for a big pumpkin was broken
several years in a row in the pumpkin capital of Iowa,
In 2007, Anamosa received national recognition by weighing in the
second largest pumpkin in the world at 1662 pounds from Don Young of
Des Moines, IA.
Downtown Main Street in Anamosa will be closed
to showcase Food and Craft Vendors. Pumpkinfest activities include
Pumpkin Carving Exhibitions, Pumpkin Recipe Contest, Kids Games and
Rides, Parade, Scarecrow Contest, Golf Tournament, Bowling Tournament,
Hay Bail Toss, Live Music and 5K Run. The annual Chili Cook-Off
benefits the free medical clinic.
National Farm Toy Museum
amongst the patch worked fields of green and gold, the National Farm
Toy Museum, has been home to thousands of farm toys and collectibles
since 1986. The idea of a farm toy museum came from the growing
awareness of the farm toy hobby through passionate and enthusiastic
collectors, and the demand for additional space to house the National
Farm Toy Show. Taking note of these two elements Dave Bell, then of the
ERTL Company, and Claire Scheibe, founder and past president of the Toy
Farmer Ltd. met with the Dyersville Industries, Inc. (DII) Board of
Directors to propose the National Farm Toy Museum.
expected, the DII Board did not immediately accept the idea of building
a museum. One major concern the Directors focused on was the expense to
construct the facility. To help defray the costs a fund raising
campaign was put together that included introducing and selling a
series of collector tractors. The first series was a line of vintage
Cockshutt tractors. The series consisted of a three-tractor set that
was produced from 1986 thru 1990. Those who purchased the first set are
still acknowledged in the museum today. The result of the fund raising
campaign and the sales of the Cockshutt series tractor sales was the
National Farm Toy Museum. Every year the National Farm Toy Museum
selects an exclusive collector's series tractor to produce for the
benefit of the Museum. See more
detailshere. Ghost Players at the Field of
see the world famous Ghost Players on Sundays, July 6 & 20
3, 17, 31 at the Field of Dreams Movie Site. The ghosts will appear at
1 pm and perform their "Greatest Show on Dirt." Come play
ball and have some fun! Free admission. See more
detailshere. Basilica of St. Francis Xavier
Basilica of St. Francis Xavier is the Catholic parish for the residents
of Dyersville, Iowa. It is one of 70 basilicas in the United States.
The parish is part of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The church was named
in honor of the missionary Saint Francis Xavier.
features Gothic architecture. This includes columns and vaulted
ceilings. The church has a seating capacity of about 1200 people. There
are about 5000 people total in the parish. It has 64 large
stained glass windows. There are two notable windows in the
church. See more
Elkader Opera House
beautifully renovated 1903 Elkader Opera House is nestled in the scenic
Turkey River valley in Elkader, Iowa. In addition to being on the
National Register of Historic Places, the Opera House is best known as
Northeast Iowa’s entertainment leader. With its rich cultural heritage
the Elkader Opera House provides a charming and unique setting for any
event. See more
Clayton County Fair
an Iowa Great Place, The Turkey River Corridor is unique in its
geographic size and potential. It truly is a regional great place. The
communities of Clermont, Elgin and Elkader in Fayette and Clayton
Counties are linked by the special, scenic beauty of the Turkey River
corridor. Visitors relish in the abundance of wooded hills and rich
rolling plains, streams and rivers, diverse wildlife and recreational
opportunities. The corridor communities are linked in a common mission
to develop and enhance the existing natural resource base of the Turkey
River Corridor through the creation of land and water trails
infrastructure. See more
Acres Agribition Center is located off Highway 20 Exit 252, in
Independence, Iowa. Dedicated to exhibiting the past, present and
future of agriculture in the National Heritage Area, Heartland Acres
has something fun and educational for people of all ages. Heartland
Acres has seasonal livestock, new and antique farm equipment, a classic
car museum, events center and a one-room schoolhouse. See more
your senses with outstanding BBQ, slow cooked for hours over hardwood
smoke. New vendors for 2014 will bring a delicious new flavor to the
menu selection. Food and standard beverages are available by purchasing
tickets at the event.
Our Craft Brew Zone features over 50 craft
brews and is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Passes for the Craft Brew Zone
are available in advance or at the gate.
Bring your lawn chair, music starts at 2:00 and lasts until 9:00 p.m.
Center for the Performing Arts
in the Fall of 2003. The construction of the center was part
project which included a wellness center and other festures.
williams center for the arts includes a state-of-the-art auditorium, a
multi-funtional, sound/light booth, a spacious work area, several
spacious dressing rooms and multi-level storage. See more
great chance to get in touch with local heritage and celebrate our
past. Railroad History - Large Flea Market - Beautiful Quilts - 5K Race
- Vintage Cars - Arts & Crafts - Street Dance - Musical
Entertainment - Games - Window Displays - Sidewalk Sales - Lunch
Stands. Out-of-town guests can make Oelwein their weekend destination
and area residents can renew their local heritage. Fun for the entire
family! See more
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