Demographics is focus for committee working on comprehensive plan By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor BELLE PLAINE – The planning process for Belle Plaine continued with a meeting on Tuesday, May 26, at the city hall in Belle Plaine. The city has contracted with the East Central Iowa Council of Governments to work on […]

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Belle Plaine Council will meet June 1

by jmagdefrau on May 29, 2015

Belle Plaine City Council Meeting City Hall – Council Chambers Monday June 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm Tentative Schedule Call to order Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Consent Agenda- Council Minutes May 18, 2015, Library Board Minutes for May 26, 2015 & Bills received. Resident Comments Waive the statutory requirement that an ordinance […]

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Season continues for Benton soccer

May 27, 2015 Benton Community Sports

Western Dubuque 2, Benton 1 Benton Community closed its regular season in boys’ soccer with a close 2-1 loss to Western Dubuque, in WaMaC soccer action in Van Horne. Andrew Enderle scored Benton’s lone goal. McKinley Spading had four shots on goal. Patrick Michael had three shots. With two shots each were Ben Haerther, Evan […]

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Area blood drives save lives across Iowa

May 26, 2015 Agriculture News

One pint of donated blood can help up to three different people Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com Editor’s note: I’ve donated blood for most of my adult life. But I’ve only been keeping track recently. For example, since Oct. 19, 2004, I have donated more than three gallons. Since 2012, I have been donating double red blood […]

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Birds out at county and state fairs

May 26, 2015 Agriculture News

Avian influenza forces state to ban exhibits J.O. PARKER joparker@registermedia.com A decision announced last week to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair, and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza, has created a void for some Poweshiek County 4-H’ers. Austin Henry and his sister, Mikayla, of Montezuma, have […]

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The Neon Cafe is a bright spot at GRMC

May 26, 2015 Brooklyn

Cafe serves a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, wraps and is designed with the grab-n-go concept J.O. PARKER joparker@registermedia.com The Neon Café at Grinnell Regional Medical Center offers a variety of specialty hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads, soup of the day, daily sandwich special, drinks and various sweet treats. Tucked away on the […]

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MICA food pantries seek help for summer

May 26, 2015 Agriculture News

Need spikes in summer with children home from school MICA food pantries in Poweshiek, Story and Hardin and counties are asking the community to consider donating during the summer. Summer is a particularly difficult time of year for food pantries, when donations are slow and demand increases. Without school-provided meals, local low-income families need significantly […]

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Late nights and mowing

May 26, 2015 Agriculture News

The mowing adventures continue. It was a few weeks ago that I was mowing by what appeared to be a clod of turf, which started moving with the sound of the lawn mower. Of course, I mowed around. I wasn’t going to look into the hole. Just last week I found out what it was. […]

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The ‘greatest generation’ was just that

May 26, 2015 Agriculture News

In my opinion This is time for my annual patriotic surge of some kind. At one time we had the “greatest generation.” Also called the G.I. Generation, it was a phrase coined by Tom Brokaw that came from his book of the same name. Brokaw described a generation of Americans who grew up in the […]

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Of chairs and chairmen

May 26, 2015 Agriculture News

Chairs are a big deal for folks who show dogs. Dog shows involve hours of waiting punctuated by 10 minutes of frantic activity followed by more hours of waiting. It’s important to have a comfortable chair to sit in during all that waiting. Every exhibitor at a dog show brings his or her own chair. […]

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