Belle Plaine Mayor Newsletter, March 2015

by jmagdefrau on March 3, 2015

FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR By Dave Fish, Belle Plaine Mayor Dear Citizens of Belle Plaine: IS IT SPRING YET?? I KNOW I’M READY FOR IT! Recycling Let us start this with some positive items. Thanks to ECICOG, we have added a used cell phone and cell phone battery-recycling box to city hall. If you […]

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UPDATE: As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, power to all Alliant Energy customers in Iowa County had been restored. No new outages have been reported. UPDATE: As of 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, TIP Rural Electric Cooperative had reportedly restored power to all customers in Iowa County. No more outages were being shown on the outage map for […]

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BREAKING NEWS – Williamsburg boys win substate final, heading to state!

March 3, 2015 Journal Tribune

Williamsburg needed overtime, but they are headed back to state. Williamsburg kept pace with Fort Madison and finally overtook the Bloodhounds in an exciting 65-64 overtime win in an Iowa Class 3A substate final Monday, March 2, at Muscatine. It will be the second state trip in school history for the Raiders (23-1), and they […]

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In the Statehouse – Dawn Pettengill Newsletter

March 3, 2015 Pioneer Republican

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today, please hug your friends and family members close and tell them you love them dearly…yes, even if you’re mad at each other.  After the tragedies happening at home, what happened in the Statehouse last week seems unimportant and it is definitely not as important as your families and personal relationships.  […]

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Last second loss

March 3, 2015 Agriculture News

Belle Plaine overcomes 11-point halftime deficit to stop Montezuma 48-46 By Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com The Belle Plaine Plainsmen came back from a 34-23 halftime deficit to defeat the Montezuma Braves in the final seconds to capture the Class 1A District 8 championship 48-46 in Brooklyn on Thursday, Feb. 26. With the win, 23-1 Belle Plaine […]

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Blooming by design

March 3, 2015 Grinnell

Jim White joins Cynthia Sherman at Flowers by DZyne in new venture By J.O. PARKER joparker@registermedia.com Cynthia Sherman, owner of Flowers by DZyne, and Jim White, owner of Bates Flowers, have been friendly competitors on the Grinnell business front for many years. But that has all changed. On March 2, Sherman and White joined forces […]

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Hubbell’s Spaulding Lofts Project under construction

March 3, 2015 Grinnell

Original building was built in the 1870s, historic rehabilitation will bring 77 housing units to Grinnell STAFF REPORTS powcr@registermedia.com Work on the much anticipated Spaulding Lofts project in Grinnell is now underway. The Hubbell Realty Company of Des Moines is investing almost $12.5 million for the historic renovation of the former home of Spaulding Manufacturing […]

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At least I didn’t eat a frog this morning!

March 3, 2015 Agriculture News

OK. I admit it. I was caught not doing something that I should have been doing at home. Happens more than it should – I should be better at not getting caught. So, one evening while hanging out at home and getting dinner started (waiting for the wife to come home), I thought I’d search […]

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Politics and weather

March 3, 2015 Agriculture News

Snowed in at column-writing time. There are a few things to get off of mind. School start. Again. It was great to have Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds visit Atkins. She addressed several issues of local interest, and one was the school start date. Since the law was passed several decades ago, stating that school can’t […]

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Pick a card, any card

March 3, 2015 Agriculture News

Life was simpler back in the day. When you went to a store, you took your purchases to the counter, paid for them and left. The most exotic thing that ever happened was maybe you saved 50 cents with a coupon, and if it was a local store, you learned some new gossip. Those days […]

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