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MANNING: Already history-minded with a downtown and parks that pay homage in design to German heritage, the City of Manning is slated to be home to another gem: the first permanent Charters of Freedom display in Iowa.

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A $19.95 million bond referendum that would have paid for significant renovations to the IKM-Manning school district’s buildings in Irwin and Manning failed on Tuesday to get the necessary 60-percent support from voters for the second time in consecutive years, according to unofficial vote totals.

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Main Street Manning partnered with the City of Manning, Manning Rec Center, Hausbarn Heritage Park and Cobblestone Inn and Suites to host a booth in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 19.

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IKM-Manning third-graders Brayden Halbur and Owen Irlbeck’s eyes nearly popped out of their heads when they returned to the garden they’d planted as school ended in the spring to find that their sunflowers had shot up to more than twice the boys’ heights.

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AMVC Veterinary Services recently hosted free grill-outs at its three clinics — in Manning, Templeton and Audubon — to thank the community members who use AMVC’s services.

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For the adults who have enviously watched as children rocket down the water slides at Manning’s new outdoor pool or frolic in the adjoining splash pad, Tuesday is their chance to indulge their inner kid.

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MANNING: A major change to parking rules in Manning cleared an initial hurdle with the City Council Tuesday as all four members present at the meeting supported the first of three necessary readings on an ordinance that would change regulations on street parking in snowy months.

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A 25-year-old Audubon man is suspected of breaking into Manning Service Center last month, stealing a large amount of tools, other items and a pickup truck, and sending that truck into the Nishnabotna River.

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It’s county fair time in our area, and the exhibits and livestock shown at the fairs are often a highlight for many who visit the fair.

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The IKM-Manning school board has approved a petition to place a $19.95 million school bond on the ballot in September. The referendum would help fund school renovations and new classroom space after a similar vote failed last year.

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After seeing a need in the Manning community for affordable housing, two men created a company with the idea to build and sell new speculative homes to families in need.

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At the company’s main campus in Manning, Puck Enterprises broke ground for the construction of a massive 100,000 square-foot expansion that will significantly enhance Puck’s production capabilities. Foundational work is slated to begin later this month. Once completed, the new building will …

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The Manning City Council approved a resolution accepting the proposal for a new severe weather warning siren and activator during their monthly meeting Tuesday.

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MANNING: Ever since childhood, Marty Orr has had a fascination with rose gardens. Now, he’s making his lifelong dream a reality — by creating a rose garden in the middle of residential Manning.

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The Manning City Council unanimously authorized the purchase of a rescue unit for the fire department in an efficient three-minute special meeting last Tuesday.

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To target the closure of local grocery stores as they try to compete with large corporations, the owners of Ramsey’s Market in Manning introduced refrigerated food lockers in rural communities whose grocery stores have closed.

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MANNING: There are two purposes to a tractor drive: maintaining old tractors, and bringing the community together, which is precisely what Manning’s Annual Midwest Old Iron Tractor Ride accomplished Sunday.

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MANNING: The city of Manning hosted an all-day series of events last weekend to celebrate community history and heritage.

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For those looking for a sports bar, or a family restaurant, or a place to get a good steak, an upcoming establishment on Manning’s Main Street is looking to fit the bill.

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MANNING: On a cold and snowy winter night, Manning Pastor Joel Sutton grabbed his favorite coat and left the dinner table after getting a call from a local gas station that a woman and her son were stranded and needed help.