Belle Plaine Mayor Newsletter, October 2014

by jmagdefrau on September 30, 2014

FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR By Belle Plaine Mayor Dave Fish Dear Citizens of Belle Plaine: Sitting in my office, with my computer in the shop, leads me to wonder, does the mayor’s office come to a complete halt without a computer? Well, the answer to that is “no,” but it truly explains why […]

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I’ve never thought of suspenders as being a topic worthy of discussion outside of maybe a comment between good ole boys shooting the breeze at Ron’s Barber Shop on the Montezuma Square. But that was the case on Saturday week ago. Zachary Michael Jack, a young college professor and Iowa author from Jones County, was […]

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Electronic gadgets, bats and RVTV comes to town

September 30, 2014 Brooklyn

When it comes to electronic gadgets such as a cell phone, I’m like a bull in a china shop. The other day, I called Debbie and said hello and then hung up on her. It happens quite often and not just to Debbie. I’ve hung up on other people, too. Debbie and I bought Motorola […]

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Tigers tame Nevada with 51-27 thrashing

September 30, 2014 Grinnell

By DANN HAYES dhayes1@registermedia.com The Grinnell Tigers improved to 2-3 on the year with a big 51-27 victory of Nevada on the road Friday, Sept. 26. The Tigers scored early and they scored often as they racked up their biggest win of the season with their best offensive performance so far. Jake Simon rushed for […]

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I must have had a deer in the headlight look

September 30, 2014 Agriculture News

I finally found out what a deer feels like at night when a car comes around the corner and shines it’s headlights in its face. We are talking frozen in place! Maybe even a dumb look. I have now been there — be quiet you guys (you know who you are!). Here’s what happened. If […]

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Photographer shoots to tell story with just a single picture

September 30, 2014 Grinnell

By DANN HAYES dhayes1@registermedia.com About 30 years ago, Duane McClun took his first photo – a picture of a horned owl at the south end of Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. And he fell in love with photography. Now the Grinnell resident has turned that love into a passion, as he uses pictures to tell all […]

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Grinnell police to honor fallen officers, Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan; public invited

September 30, 2014 Grinnell

Slain Grinnell officer’s Memorial to be dedicated on Saturday By J.O. PARKER joparker@registermedia.com A memorial honoring slain Grinnell Police Officers, Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan, will be dedicated this Saturday, Oct. 4. The dedication will take place in front of the Grinnell Public Safety Building at 1020 Spring St., beginning at 11 a.m. The memorial […]

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Second generation from a racing family

September 30, 2014 Agriculture News

STAFF REPORTS powcr@dmreg.com Braus of Brooklyn have racing in their blood Danny and Scott Brau of Brooklyn, sons of Daryl and Susie Brau, made their debut in auto racing in late August this year. They are the second generation of racing Braus. Their dad, Daryl Brau, along with Daryl’s older brother, the late Raymond Brau, […]

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Grinnell Tigers stop East Marshall, HLV Warriors

September 30, 2014 BGM sports

By DANN HAYES dhayes1@registermedia.com The Grinnell Tigers girls volleyball team stopped a determined East Marshall in three to capture a 25-21, 25-16 and 25-19 game on Monday, Sept., 22. The Tigers were led by Kiara Petersen with seven kills and 13 digs while both Madison Krumm and Josie Leshen had six kills each. Leshen also […]

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Massengale rushes for 309 yards to lead BGM in win

September 30, 2014 BGM sports

By DANN HAYES dhayes1@registermedia.com The BGM Bears ran over GMG, Garwin on Friday, Sept. 26 as they defeated the Wolverines 54-12 at the BGM homecoming game in Brooklyn. Behind a 309 yard rushing game on 19 attempts by running back Colton Massengale and 124 yards on 12 attempts by quarterback Tanner Jansen, the Bears scored […]

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