VINTON – Helping with growth of business in Benton County, the Benton County Board of Supervisors approved tax exemptions for three businesses that are expanding in Benton County. Benton Development Group (BDG) visited the board July 21, regarding tax incentives for expansion project, authorizing the chairman to sign sponsorship. Supervisor Don Frese signed the documents […]

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The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board last month awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to seven companies for job creation and expansion projects. The awards will assist in the creation of 194 jobs and will result in $81 million in new capital investment for the state. The board approved assistance for planned or […]

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Belle Plaine Mayor’s Newsletter – July/August 2015

July 29, 2015 Star Press Union

From The Desk Of The Mayor By Dave Fish Belle Plaine Mayor GREAT JOB BELLE PLAINE! What a great Fourth of July! I’m not sure we could have had better weather, even if we custom ordered it. The entire weekend went off without a hitch with only a few minor problems. I definitely want to […]

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IOWA COUNTY OBITUARIES – Week of July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015 Amana Colonies news

Corey Yardley, 26 Funeral service for Corey J. Yardley, 26, Victor, formerly of Marengo, was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Iowa Valley High School auditorium. He died Monday, July 20, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. The Rev. Matt German officiated at the service. Burial was […]

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OBITUARY: Robert “Bob” McNulty

July 28, 2015 Benton County obituaries

WATKINS – Robert “Bob” McNulty, 69, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids after a courageous battle with cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2015 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Newhall with Father Craig Steimel as Celebrant. Interment will […]

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Van Horne Newsletter – August

July 28, 2015 Star Press Union

Greetings Van Horne area residents! The heat of July has arrived and with it the humidity. One by itself isn’t bad, but when they both come together it can become unbearable. Congratulations to the Benton girls’ softball team on their trip to the state tournament, by the time you read this they will have played […]

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Iowa Cold Cases on burner

July 28, 2015 2015 Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders

  Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com On Aug. 23, 1992, Tammy Jo Zywicki set off for Grinnell College. A senior, she was looking forward to graduation. But she never made it back to Grinnell. She had left Evanston, Ill. earlier that day and was expected to arrive at the college town in central Iowa sometime that evening. […]

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Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s unsolved murders … a statewide newspaper project

July 28, 2015 2015 Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders

Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s unsolved murders is a year-long collaborative effort by Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in Iowa’s history. Beginning today and in the weeks following, we’ll share information about many of the state’s 438 unsolved homicides. It is our hope that by sharing these stories […]

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Tammy Zywicki cold case investigation nears 23 years

July 28, 2015 2015 Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders

Investigator says the case is still a priority for police Stephen Gruber-Miller Iowa City Press-Citizen Twenty-three years after Tammy Jo Zywicki’s death, her mother is trying to stay optimistic that investigators will solve the case. “It’s been hard,” said JoAnn Zywicki. “It’s been really up and down, and it never really goes away.” The 21-year […]

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Woman crusades to publicize Iowa’s unsolved murders

July 28, 2015 2015 Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders

Jody Ewing’s passion for victim’s families, for justice led her to create Iowa Cold Cases Mike Kilen mkilen@dmreg.com She was writing book reviews for a Sioux City newspaper, which even 10 years ago wasn’t considered eye-grabbing material for the masses. An editor asked her to take on a series of cold cases — unsolved murders […]

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