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Friday, October 21

Most Fuel Prices Higher, Home Heating Fuels Lead the Way

MoneyISU Awarded $1.1 Million Grant For Food Safety Education

Iowa Road

Iowa DOT Construction Web Site

Today's Obituaries

Thursday, October 20

DNRDNR: Iowa’s Pheasant Season Begins October 29

farm10 Iowa Projects to Receive Grants to Promote Specialty Crops

Wednesday, October 19

!!National Teen Driver Safety Week October 16 - 22

farmCrop Report: Corn 33 Percent, Soybeans 62 Percent Harvested

Tuesday, October 18

!!New Food Poisoning Detection and Response Initiative

celebrationUNI to Release First Centralized STEM Information Portal

Monday, October 17

MoneyIowa Workforce Development Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Integrate Workforce Systems

DNRIowa DNR: 2016 Iowa Trout Angler Survey

Friday, October 14

Davenport Mobile Home Park Operator to Pay State $20,000

Natural Gas, Diesel Prices Trend Upward

Thursday, October 13

Judgment Bars California “Toner Pirates” From Targeting Iowa Offices

farmCrop Report: 19% of Corn, 43% of Soybeans Harvested

Wednesday, October 12

!!3 Arrested in Manchester Burglary Investigation

Master Gardeners Provide Fresh Vegetables for Food Pantries

DNRWater Summary Update: 2016 Much Wetter than Normal

Tuesday, October 11

celebrationManchester Area Chamber of Commerce Seeking Nominations for Annual Awards

helathHealth Department: Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal Enhanced

celebrationIowa Tourism: Choose the Cover of the Next Iowa Travel Guide

Monday, October 10

Crude Oil, Natural Gas Prises on the Rise

Science of Parenting: Make Technology Family Friendly

Friday, October 7

Iowa Workforce Development Unveils Mobile Option

celebrationIowa Avian Influenza Incident Management Team Recognized

Thursday, October 6

!!Automated Phone Option Phased Out October 1; File Unemployment Insurance Claims Online

helathHealth Department: STD Prevention Efforts Recognized

Wednesday, October 5

MoneyGovernor Branstad to Lead Trade Mission to China and Japan

farmIowa Farm Financial Conditions Shown in New Report

Tuesday, October 4

USA Discounters Agrees to Forgive Debt to Iowa Service Members and Veterans

farmCrop Report: 21 Percent of Beans, 10 Percent of Corn Harvested

Monday, October 3

DNRIowa DNR: State Parks Peak Season Winding Down

celebrationIowa Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches Offer Delicious Choices, Great Family Activities

Friday, September 30

!!Public Health: Iowa Enters Prime West Nile Virus Season

Fuel Prices Largely Mixed Crude Oil Up Slightly

Thursday, September 29

Iowa’s Archery Deer Hunting Season Opens October 1

Two Las Vegas-Based Dietary Supplement Telemarketers Agree to Settlements

Wednesday, September 28

farmCrop Report: Corn Harvest Slowed Due to Wet Conditions

celebrationUNI Honored with AASCU Excellence and Innovation Award

Tuesday, September 27

celebrationUNI Named to 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

DNRFlooding in Northern Iowa Impacts Some Public Areas and Raises Baiting Questions

Monday, September 26

!!Gov. Branstad Signs Formal Disaster Proclamation for 13 Counties Affected by Flooding in Iowa

Lawsuits Allege Two Mass Mailing Operations Targeting Iowans are Predatory

Friday, September 23

!!Law Enforcement in Iowa to Participate in First NHTSA Regional Speed Enforcement

Natural Gas Continues Increases, Second Week above $3

Thursday, September 22

Iowa State University Enrollment: 36,660 Strong

Iowa’s Regular Duck Hunting Seasons to Start Soon

Wednesday, September 21

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Trends Up to 4.2 Percent in August

farmIowa Crop Report: Rain and Storms Hindering Fieldwork

Tuesday, September 20

MoneyEconomic Development Board Makes Awards to Five Startups

!!DNR Supports Septic Awareness Week September 19 to 23

Monday, September 19

Following Summer of Increases Natural Gas Above $3.00

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards to Three Companies

Friday, September 16

celebrationISU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Program Ranked Country’s Best

MoneyIowa Business Council Achieves Home Base Iowa Hiring Objective Early

Thursday, September 15

celebrationUNI Ranks No. 2 Among Midwest Public Universities

Dietary Supplement Sellers Barred from Iowa

Wednesday, September 14

farmCrop Report: Few Weeks Away from the Start of Harvest Statewide

!!Farm Safety Week Observed September 18-24

Tuesday, September 13

UNI Announces Fall 2016 Enrollment Numbers

celebrationCentury and Heritage Farms Recognized During Iowa State Fair

Monday, September 12

!!Three Central Iowa Men Charged in Ginseng Theft Case

Science of Parenting: Teens and Jobs

Friday, September 9

farmCrop Report: Moving Quickly to Maturity

Wholesale Ethanol Prices Rise, Other Fuels Mixed

Thursday, September 8

Iowa's Youth Deer Season Begins September 17

helathIDPH: Suicide Prevention Week Set for September 5-11

Tuesday, September 6

Iowa DNR: Find Public Hunting on Private Land with IHAP

DNRWater Summary Update: July and August Wettest Months in 2016

Friday, September 2

celebrationIowa DNR: State Parks Ready for Labor Day Weekend

Natural Gas and Motor Fuels Prices Trending Higher

Thursday, September 1

DNRIowa Pheasant Population Similar to 2015, Quail Highest in 27 Years

MoneyTourism in Iowa: $8 Billion in Expenditures for Second Consecutive Year

Wednesday, August 31

celebrationUNI Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Award

farmCrop Report: Corn and Soybeans Still Good to Excellent

Tuesday, August 30

MoneyU.S. Department of Education Awards $450,384 Grant to UNI

helathMore Traveling Doctors Make for Healthier Rural Hearts

Monday, August 29

celebrationFive Records Set at 2016 Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions

!!Working Group to Review Alcohol Policy in Iowa Set, First Meeting Scheduled

Friday, August 26

!!Celebrate the Unofficial End of Summer by Saving Lives

farmCrop Report: Corn 83, Soybeans 82 Percent Good to Excellent

Thursday, August 25

!!Body of Boat Passenger Missing since Sunday has been Recovered

Iowa Retail Gasoline and Diesel Prices Trending Higher

Wednesday, August 24

celebrationYouth Earn $243,400 in Scholarships & Awards at Iowa State Fair

Iowa DNR: Online Hunting Atlas Offers Places to Go

Tuesday, August 23

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly to 4.1 Percent in July

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards Six Entrepreneurial Assistance Providers

Monday, August 22

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards to Two Companies

DNRHeavy August Rains Increase Streamflow, Continue to Reduce Areas of Drought

Friday, August 19

Contractor Agrees to Changes Following “Storm Chaser” Roofing Dispute

Crude Oil Prices Strengthen Across the Board

Thursday, August 18

helathIDPH Announces First Human West Nile Virus Cases of Season

DNRHeavy Boat Traffic Expected for Labor Day Weekend

Wednesday, August 17

MoneyUNI Makes Faculty Salary Adjustments after Salary Equity Study

farmCrop Report: Corn 5 Days Ahead of 5 Year Average

Tuesday, August 16

DNRAdministration Highlights Water Quality Efforts Underway Statewide

celebrationBuchanan County’s Amanda Riniker Crowned 2016 Iowa State Fair Queen

Monday, August 15

“Repeat Violator” Buying Club Operation to Pay $300,000 to State, Refund Iowans, and Reform Conduct

DNRWater Summary Update: Iowa Rainfall About Normal for this Time of Year

Groan of the Day

A thief was arrested for breaking into a Toys "R" Us store and stealing a board game...

He got Life.   

 A Joke A

Used Book Sale!

Sale begins October 19th with an Early Bird Sale from 5-8pm for Friends Members (memberships can be purchased at the door)
October 20: Sale runs 9:30am - 8pm
October 21: 9:30am - 5pm
October 22: 9am - Noon (this is our Bag Sale Day)
All proceeds from the sale benefit the Friends of the Manchester Public Library. The Friends sponsor and promote library activities and projects, helping to make our local library a source of fun and information for the community.

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Compression stockings or support stockings today are nothing like those that grandma wore.  Gone are the tan, thick, and hard-to-put-on stockings of years ago.  Now you can enjoy compression stockings that are comfortable, stylish and made from a variety of fibers!

Understanding the benefits of, and differences in, the various types of compression stockings is important. Compression stockings are made in various strengths and each strength-range is prescribed for a specific reason.  For example, the white stockings known as TEDS are often prescribed to help prevent blood clot formation associated with surgery and bed-rest.  On the other hand, graduated compression stockings are used to treat varicose veins, ankle swelling, skin changes or ulcerations caused by Chronic Venous Insufficiency and come in a variety of strengths including 15-20 mm Hg, 20-30 mm Hg, 30-40 mm Hg and even 50-60 mm Hg.  Chronic Venous Insufficiency is the condition that arises when the valves within the veins function poorly allowing blood to flow backwards with gravity, and most importantly, away from the heart where it becomes oxygenated.  This causes leg symptoms which include tired, aching, burning, itching, swelling, and a heavy sensation, as well as varicosities that range from spider veins to ropey-bulging veins.  More pronounced signs of venous insufficiency include brown-stain discoloration, spontaneous bleeding, and ulcerations.

Compression stockings and other medical treatment interventions can greatly improve your quality of life! Dr. Jenkins, a board certified general surgeon has spent the last several years of his busy Dubuque, Iowa practice specializing in the treatment of varicose veins and has just recently received the distinction of being Iowa’s first accredited vein center as announced by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.  Dr. Jenkins is also a Registered Vascular Technician, a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, a Registered Phlebology Sonographer, and an active diplomat of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.  If you have concerns about your leg symptoms, call us today at 563-583-8346!  Free screening dates are available.  Come see Iowa’s leader in varicose vein treatment—because experience does matter!

Rhubarb Festival

Manchester’s Annual Rhubarb Fest
Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
BAUM PARK (Anderson/E. Butler Streets)
♪ ♫ MUSIC ♪ ♫
☺ “Free Activities for
the Kids” the Kids”
Face Painting & Balloons! Face Painting & Balloons! 
See more details here.

Edgewood Rodeo Days June 23 - 26, 2016

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Delaware County Fair July 11 - 17, 2016

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Area Attractions, Fairs & Festivals

Great Jones County Fair July 20-24, 2016

Anamosa Pumpkinfest - Saturday, October 1, 2016

Named 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, Anamosa.  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

Hidden 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.

As was 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.
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Ghost Players at the Field of Dreams Movie Site

Come see the world famous Ghost Players on Sundays, July 6 & 20 August 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 some ball and have some fun!  Free admission.  See more details here.

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier

The 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.

The basilica 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. 
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Elkader Opera House

The 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.
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Clayton County Fair

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Turkey River Corridor

As 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 details here.

Heartland Acres

Heartland 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 details here.

Buchanan County Fair
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Brew BQ

Overwhelm 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.   
See more detailshere.

Williams Center for the Performing Arts

Opened in the Fall of 2003.  The construction of the center was part of a project which included a wellness center and other festures.  The 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 details here.

Fayette County Fair

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Oelwein Heritage Days

Annually held 3rd Weekend in August. 

A 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 details here.

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