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Journal Tribune

SINGLE-VEHICLE MONDAY, MARCH 24 • 10:30 p.m.: A one-vehicle accident was reported on Interstate 80; the exact location was not indicated in the report. Ronda Howard, Joplin, Mo., was driving westbound when, due to icy road conditions, she lost control of her vehicle. The car went into the median and struck a high-tension cable barrier. […]

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Helping people at home

by jmagdefrau on April 23, 2014

New service provides home health services in three-county area By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor For those who need help, but want to stay at home, a new service is coming to the Benton, Iowa and Tama County areas. Keystone Home Health, based in Keystone, is headed up by Robyn Midyett, RN Administrator. For […]

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Unemployment flat in Iowa County at 6 percent

April 23, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Unemployment in Iowa County remained flat in February, staying at 6.0 percent for the month, Iowa Workforce Development reported. The rate was identical to January, with 530 people without jobs for the month in the county, the same number as in February. Area-wide, Poweshiek County had the lowest jobless rate at 5.5 percent, down slightly […]

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IOWA COUNTY BRIEFS – Week of April 24, 2014

April 23, 2014 Amana Colonies news

No meeting The Iowa County Board of Supervisors did not meet Friday, April 18, due to Good Friday. The next meeting will be 9 a.m. Friday, April 25, in the board of supervisors’ room at the Iowa County Courthouse, 970 Court Ave., Marengo. * * * Democrats to gather in Vinton for forum, convention Saturday […]

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Northey speaks at FFA breakfast

April 23, 2014 Journal Tribune

English Valleys FFA hosted a special breakfast Saturday, April 19, at the high school in North English. Special guest was Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, who spoke about the importance of the state’s agricultural economy in the world. FFA chapter president Dakota Olson said that the breakfast raised more than $10,000, of which $6,000 […]

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ENGLISH VALLEYS BRIEFS – Week of April 24, 2014

April 23, 2014 Journal Tribune

Craftsmen to speak at EV History Center Three craftsmen from the North English community, all described as talented and unique, will be displaying and discussing their work with the public this weekend. At 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, Arnold Carter, Larry Fuller and Francis Kerkove will be at the English Valleys History Center, 108 N. Main St, […]

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Statewide association gives certificate to local grocer

April 23, 2014 Journal Tribune

One of the friendly faces from the Williamsburg Foods store in Williamsburg, Iowa, Julie Harl boosted her supermarket IQ several points recently by completing the Supermarket S.M.A.R.T.S. program. Offered by the Iowa Grocery Industry Association and led by author and grocery industry consultant Harold Lloyd, Supermarket S.M.A.R.T.S. is an intensive three-day program filled with real-life […]

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BLOOD MOON

April 23, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Iowa County residents who were fortunate to be awake early Tuesday, April 15, got to enjoy this rare sight: a total lunar eclipse  that resulted in a so-called “blood moon.” These images were visible to viewers in Williamsburg. That happened as the moon moved into the earth’s shadow at about 2 a.m., resulting in the […]

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IOWA COUNTY OBITUARIES – April 24, 2014

April 23, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Catherine Curran, 63 Funeral service for Catherine Curran, 63, Victor, waas held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Smith Funeral Home, Victor. She died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Grinnell Regional Medical. The Rev. Jim Davis officiated at the service. Burial was at Victor Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be sent in care of Smith […]

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The end of one chapter, the beginning of the next

April 23, 2014 Journal Tribune

By BENJAMIN S. EVANS Loretta Hanson was offered a part time job at the Williamsburg Public Library in 1985. The library was housed in the counsel chambers in city hall, encompassing about 1000 square feet.  In 1985, the public library moved to the space on the Williamsburg square that is now A8 Chinese Restaurant — […]

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