By DANN HAYES dhayes1@registermedia.com.com A one-car accident on Interstate 80 left one person dead and the other injured on Wednesday, August 20. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Charlene Gibbens, 59, of Des Moines was driving a 2002 Ford Focus westbound on Interstate 80 when she lost control of the vehicle at the 193 mile […]

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Council stresses response time in meeting on August 18 By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor Does a Belle Plaine police officer need to live in or near Belle Plaine? The answer? Yes. Several months ago local officers proposed changing the residency requirements from seven miles from Belle Plaine to a distance that would allow […]

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IOWA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – Agenda for Aug. 22, 2014

August 20, 2014 Amana Colonies news

IOWA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 970 COURT AVE MARENGO IA 52301 (319) 642-3041 AGENDA Friday, August 22, 2014 — 9:00 A.M. Approve the Agenda Approve the Minutes Communications 9:10 a.m. – Open Forum 9:30 a.m. – Nick Amelon, Assistant County Engineer 10:30 a.m. – Larry Moore, Drainage District 1. Upkeep of Drainage District OTHER 1. […]

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Schmidt wins grand champion market pig

August 20, 2014 Star Press Union

Erin Schmidt of Watkins showed the Grand Champion Market Pig at the FFA Market Swine contest judged Thursday, Aug. 7, during the 2014 Iowa State Fair. Alexis Delaney of DeWitt claimed Reserve Grand Champion Market Pig honors. Nearly 250 exhibits showed 568 animals in this year’s competition. The Grand and Reserve Champion Market Pigs, along […]

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Sour Grapes, Aug. 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 Sour Grapes

There’s not much to report on my recent bicycle trip. Preparation for the trip meant having to change the back tire. I read. I studied. I bought tools. I even used tools. It went like a snap, if by “snap” you mean a long, confusing, frustrating process. Once it was done, I felt I had […]

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Crystal Ball, Aug. 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 Crystal Ball

On the road again Traveling with dogs is always an adventure. Traveling with dogs when one of those dogs is 11 weeks old is an adventure in over-packing. I had registered for an obedience training seminar in St. Louis months before I knew I was getting a puppy this summer. I planned to take Phoenix, […]

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Benton County College News, Aug. 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 College News Benton

Upper Iowa University welcomes the Class of 2018 FAYETTE – Upper Iowa University is pleased to welcome the class of 2018 to campus. New students will begin class on August 25. The 2014-15 academic year is an exciting one for Upper Iowa. The private, not-for-profit university has redesigned its academic offerings across the university to better […]

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ENGAGEMENT: Kasey Ranae Busta and Drew Dewey Trumbull

August 20, 2014 Benton County Engagements

Together with their families, Kasey Ranae Busta and Drew Dewey Trumbull are happy to announce their upcoming wedding. Kasey is the daughter of Jayme and Kandi Busta of Atkins. Drew is the son of Doug and Pam Trumbull of Norway. Kasey graduated from the University of Iowa College of Nursing with a bachelor of science […]

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ENGAGEMENT: Sarah Parr and Zachary Kopriva

August 20, 2014 Benton County Engagements

Jeff and Marlene Parr of Van Horne are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Parr, to Zachary Kopriva, son of Curtis and Barbara Kopriva of Traer. Sarah is a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural communications. Sarah is employed by Cargill as a farm marketer. […]

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Benton County state fair results

August 20, 2014 Star Press Union

Cooks claim best Iowa State Fair canned vegetable awards Rod Zeitler of Iowa City won first and second places overall in the Dahl’s Canned Vegetables competition judged Tuesday prior to the start of the 2014 Iowa State Fair. Local winners were: Beets 1) Greg Irvin, Belle Plaine Tomatoes (not cherry or grape) 2) Greg Irvin, […]

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