Mayor Fish Newsletter April 2015

by jmagdefrau on April 1, 2015

From The Desk Of The Mayor By DAVE FISH Belle Plaine Mayor Dear Citizens of Belle Plaine: I’m starting to write this, hours before I board a plane for Seattle to follow the Panthers (UNI) through their trip in the NCAA tournaments. The months of February and March have been fast and furious for basketball […]

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Dorothy Krakow, 88 Funeral service for Dorothy L. Krakow, 88, Marengo, was held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo. She died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo. The Rev. Andrew Gray officiated at the service. Burial was in the Marengo Cemetery. Memorials may be made […]

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Made with Love

March 31, 2015 Agriculture News

Malcom church youth program makes blankets for emergency responders Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com They were made with great care – with a little help now and then – and given away with even more love, and the emergency responders were glad to receive them. The Malcom-Sheridan Youth and After School Program at Malcom United Methodist Church […]

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Alliant Energy moving power poles across U.S. 63

March 31, 2015 Agriculture News

Move is to allow DOT to work on ditches in some areas Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com If you’ve driven on U.S. 63 between Malcom and Montezuma, you might have noticed a large number of trees being cut down. According to officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), it’s all part of the overall plan. Tony […]

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Area communities hosting Easter Egg hunts

March 31, 2015 Brooklyn

 J.O. Parker joparker@registermedia.com Come on down and meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy the fun Youngsters, it’s time to grab your bucket, bag or sack as a number of area towns are hosting Easter egg hunting events on Saturday, April 4. Following is a glance at times and places in the Poweshiek County area. Barnes […]

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Key Coop to build new 35-acre facility in Grinnell

March 31, 2015 Agriculture News

This February, Key Cooperative’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a multimillion dollar investment on a 35-acre site which has been named the Grinnell Greenfield Agronomy Project. “The placement of the new agronomy facility is centrally located in the southern part of our trade territory,” said Grinnell Location Manager Dan Dunsbergen, “Its new capacity allows room […]

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Ties? Not this guy, but …

March 31, 2015 Agriculture News

I hate ties. You know, neck ties, ascot ties, bow ties, bolo ties, whatever. I can’t stand them no matter what they’re named. It makes me think of what a noose might feel like, although I don’t want to find out. Now that I’ve said that, I have to add that there have been several […]

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Friendships, postcards and a mini vacation to Missouri

March 31, 2015 On The Road Again

People come and go in our lives and some have a lasting impression and offer a friendship that lasts a lifetime. I have several friends like that and all are worthy of mentioning. But one that comes to mind is Eric Adams. Eric is a high school art, photography and photojournalism teacher at Lebanon High […]

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Don’t forget 20th Street bridge

March 31, 2015 Agriculture News

Editor, With spring finally here, it’s time to rake yards and trim shrubs and trees in anticipation of another great summer ahead. Grinnell’s brush and compost site (on 20th street) southwest of town will be opening in early April. Perhaps you’re looking forward to visiting the Krumm Preserve. Those of us that live on 20th […]

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Sometimes you need to consolidate out of financial necessity

March 31, 2015 Education

Editor, There comes a time to acknowledge when a building’s design no longer fits the current occupant’s needs. This is the case with Grinnell-Newburg’s elementary schools. Replacing HVAC and windows, adding some outlets, and freshening up the buildings certainly is possible. But all the spit and polish in the world cannot change those three smaller […]

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