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“Kinzeman” launched into outer space

by Brathjen on July 22, 2014

On Saturday, July 12, as part of Kinze’s Family Fun Day, Kinze engineers and the Williamsburg High School robotics team launched a high-altitude balloon to reach an altitude of 105,000 feet above sea level. That’s three times higher than an airliner and past the edge of outer space. The balloon was assembled inside the Kinze […]

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K inze Manufacturing Inc. has announced the world’s first electric multi-hybrid planter. The Williamsburg-based company, located at exit 216 of Interstate 80 four miles west of Williamsburg, announced that six planters having successfully been used for planting on test plots in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana this spring. Based on early successes with the multi-hybrid planter, Kinze is […]

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IOWA COUNTY OBITUARIES – Week of July 24, 2014

July 22, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Marvin Bendorf, 87 Funeral service for Marvin A. “Benny” Bendorf, 87, Iowa City, Iowa, formerly of Amana, was held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, at the Amana Community Church, Amana. He died Thursday, morning, July 17, 2014, at Colonial Manor of Amana. Church elder Harold Pitz officiated at the service. Burial was in the […]

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2014 IOWA COUNTY FAIR – Ground broken on Iowa County Fair building

July 22, 2014 Amana Colonies news

By BRIAN RATHJEN MARENGO – It’s being touted as a building to serve 4-H members … both current and years into the future. It’s been talked about for a number of years, but finally, on Sunday afternoon, July 20, the gold shovels hit the dirt as Iowa County Fair officials and key contributors broke ground […]

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Gamers opens its doors in Grinnell

July 22, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Area store brings more choices closer to home By DANN HAYES dhayes1@dmreg.com Do you need a game fix? Gamers in Grinnell is the place to go. “Grinnell is kind of between the big cities,” said David Counts, owner and manager of Gamers, a new game store in Grinnell. “The whole county [Poweshiek County] doesn’t have […]

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2014 IOWA COUNTY FAIR – Memories from the 2014 fair

July 21, 2014 Amana Colonies news
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IOWA CLASS 3A DISTRICT BASEBALL: CCA wins, Williamsburg loses in first-round

July 19, 2014 Amana Colonies news

WILLIAMSBURG – One local team advanced, but an upset prevented Monday night’s district final at Williamsburg from being an all-area Iowa Class 3A district final. Clear Creek Amana used a potent offensive attack to support to starter Trent Bowman in a 10-3 win over South Tama in the opening game of Friday’s district baseball tournament […]

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IOWA STATE SOFTBALL – Playing in Class 5A leagues no help to 4A schools

July 18, 2014 Amana Colonies news

By BRIAN RATHJEN So much for the metro schools having an advantage against smaller, rural schools. Apparently, being an Iowa Class 4A team and playing a Class 5A schedule doesn’t necesarily guarantee a state tournament berth, much less an advantage against teams that play predominantly Class 3A and 4A teams. It sure didn’t this past […]

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IOWA COUNTY FAIR: Day 1 – Queen coronation, pies in the face and much more!

July 17, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Log into the Facebook pages of either the Pioneer-Republican or Journal Tribune, and find the album “2014 Iowa County Fair – Day 1.” You’ll find 22 photos from the first night of the Fair, which included a queen coronation, crowning of Little Mr. and Miss, and the first-ever Mr. Iowa County Fair, a quick livestock […]

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VETERAN’S CORNER – July 17, 2014: Lifetime hunting, fishing licenses for vet

July 16, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Since I am an Iowan (born and raised), there were many activities enjoyed in Iowa that I naturally assumed everyone enjoyed across the United States as past-times and hobbies. When I joined the Air Force I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the United States and often people would ask me, “Chip, […]

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