By BRIAN RATHJEN The Marengo Memorial Hospital board of trustees approved proceeding with the facility project according to plans not to exceed $27.7 million contingent upon the approval of U.S. Department of Agriculture loans at the Aug. 27 meeting. Chief executive officer Barry Goettsch explained that of the total amount, $3 million will be used […]

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Belle Plaine Mayor Fish Newsletter, September 2014

by jmagdefrau on August 29, 2014

FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR September 2014 Dear Citizens of Belle Plaine: Gee, what happened to the summer? It seems like school just got out. I thought the summer went fast when I was teaching but they seem to go just as fast now that I’m retired. At least I don’t have to change […]

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Belle Plaine City Council to meet Tuesday, Sept. 2

August 29, 2014 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine City Council Meeting City Hall – Council Chambers Tuesday September 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm Tentative Schedule  1.  Call to order 2.  Roll Call 3.  Pledge of Allegiance 4.  Approval of Consent Agenda- Council Minutes August 18, 2014, Library Board Minutes of August 26, 2014 & Bills received. 5.  Resident Comments 6.  Approve […]

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Supervisors to meet Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Vinton

August 29, 2014 Star Press Union

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING September 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room 9:00 A.M.  Call to Order Approve minutes Dave Thompson re: clock project: approve contract with Advanced Environmental for material removal; approve Scope of Work to stabilize clock table and other work associated with the project; discuss if repairs are […]

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Lady Plainsmen open volleyball season at Keota

August 28, 2014 Belle Plaine sports

Belle Plaine at Keota Tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 Belle Plaine 25, English Valleys 12 Belle Plaine 26, English Valleys 24 Belle Plaine opened its volleyball season at Keota, winning one game and losing two in an early season tournament on Monday, Aug. 25. Belle Plaine won the first match against English Valleys, 2-0. Belle […]

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Battle of the Bands – This Saturday in Barnes City

August 28, 2014 Journal Tribune
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Just Automotive a decade of service

August 28, 2014 Journal Tribune

By BENJAMIN S. EVANS Austin Dermody never expected to be as busy as he is when he opened Just Automotive, 2163 M Ave, Williamsburg, ten years ago. But after being in business that long, he’s busy enough to justify expanding his business to “keep up with the demands [Just Automotive] has now.” Dermody said he […]

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Pro Grower Solutions celebrates 25 years

August 28, 2014 Journal Tribune

By BENJAMIN S. EVANS Terry Erb wanted to celebrate his business’s 25 years in business, but in a way that would show appreciation to his customers for being loyal. So he decided he’d “make a bash out of it.” Pro Grower Solutions, 3265 320th St, Wellman, will be hosting a customer appreciation dinner and celebration […]

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Ladora QRS gets new wheels

August 28, 2014 Pioneer Republican

By BRIAN RATHJEN It’s a jet black sport utility vehicle, with a brand new light bar, emblazoned with blue and white lettering on its sides. And the 2004 Ford Explorer already has been used by its new owner, the Ladora Quick Responder Service team, since it went into service Aug. 11. The vehicle’s purchase was […]

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Work done recently on ‘Ballast Pit’

August 28, 2014 Journal Tribune

By MIKE BODE Director, Iowa County Conservation Many people traveling on U.S. Highway 6 between Victor and Ladora have seen our staff busy working away at the Laura and “Skinny” Schlesselman Wildlife Area, known locally as the “Ballast Pit.” Early this year we put in for a grant (UYC) through the Iowa DOT to help […]

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