AMES – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, Dec. 10, to discuss the proposed improvements at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 218 in Benton County, and the anticipated right of way needs associated with the proposed improvement of U.S. 30 from the Iowa 21 intersection in Tama County […]

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OBITUARY: Dr. Howard K. Thomasson

by jmagdefrau on November 25, 2014

Dr. Howard K. Thomasson, DDS, 86, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Memorial and Masonic Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the First Congregational UCC with Pastor Kate West presiding. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Oak […]

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Police search for two in robbery

November 25, 2014 Agriculture News

Two black men suspected of stealing jewelry from Bill’s Grinnell Police are searching for two black men who allegedly stole jewelry from Bill’s Jewelry on Thursday, Nov. 20. According to Grinnell Police Sergeant Christopher E. Wray, at approximately 6:20 p.m., police responded to a reported theft that had just occurred at the jewelry store on […]

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It’s a Christmas card come to life on Dec. 7

November 25, 2014 Agriculture News

Poweshiek County Heritage Park It’s a Christmas card come to life: candles softly glowing in the windows of a cozy little church as rosy-cheeked folks, young and old, robustly join their voices in the beautiful strains of their favorite Christmas carols. You can join this heart-warming scene on Sunday, December 7 at 4 p.m. when […]

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Just a Small Town Grill is a family affair

November 25, 2014 Iowa

New Montezuma eatery offers everything from ribs to a fat man special By J.O. PARKER joparker@registermedia.com Montezuma’s newest eatery is not only dishing out good food, the owners have given a new meaning to “family-style” service. “The reason we opened together was family support,” said co-owner and chef, Jeff Shoemaker. Located at 212 E. Main […]

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Galaxy moves from downtown location

November 25, 2014 Education

Opens doors at First Baptist Church in Grinnell The Galaxy Youth Center has moved, and the relocation is expected to allow the program to become a licensed after-school care center. The youth center, was had been located in downtown Grinnell on Main Street, has relocated to the lower level of the First Baptist Church at […]

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Brooklyn City Council adds to urban renewal plan

November 25, 2014 Brooklyn

Area left out added to meet DNR requirements By Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com The Brooklyn City Council approved a resolution to include an area of the city that had been omitted into the Brooklyn Urban Renewal Plan at their meeting on Monday, Nov. 17. The resolution – Resolution 2014-64 – determines that an area of the […]

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This deer saw a little more than headlights

November 25, 2014 Agriculture News

A deer found its way into my world quite literally. My wife, Melissa, was coming home from work a week or so ago and hit a deer. It wasn’t bad – just grazed both and the two kept going where they were headed. My wife was a little shaken when she got home, to say […]

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‘Farmer wave’ and rural sociability

November 25, 2014 On The Road Again

It didn’t take me long after moving to Iowa some years ago to learn about the “farmer wave,” or Iowa good neighbor greeting as I call it. My good friend and journalist, Arvid Huisman, explains it best, “For many, the “farmer wave” is a simple lifting of the index finger from the steering wheel. For […]

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Grinnell opens season with 60-34 pounding

November 25, 2014 BGM sports

Tigers jump out to 43-11 halftime lead enroute to victory By Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com The Grinnell Tigers girls basketball team opened the 2014-2015 season with a statement – they are here to play basketball. Using a full court press and speed to their advantage, the Tigers rolled to a 60-34 victory over the East Marshall […]

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