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IOWA COUNTY OBITUARIES – Week of Aug. 21, 2014

by Brathjen on August 19, 2014

Charles Wilkerson, 82 Charles K. (Chod) Wilkerson, 82, North English, died Sunday evening, Aug. 17, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Arrangements are pending with Powell Funeral Home, North English. A complete obituary will appear in next weeks paper. Editor’s note: This was the only obituary notice for the week.

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MMH run draws 130; more than $6,000 raised

by Brathjen on August 19, 2014

Over 130 participants ran and walked in the Marengo Memorial Hospital Foundation 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Saturday, Aug. 16 in Marengo. More than $6,000 was raised for the MMH Foundation.  Funds from this event go toward supporting the many services offered by Marengo Memorial Hospital. Awards were handed out at the Marengo American […]

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MARENGO CITY COUNCIL – Resident seeks answers after dog was attacked last month at Gateway Park

August 19, 2014 Marengo news

By BRIAN RATHJEN Questions over which law enforcement agency is responsible for handling incidents at Gateway Park arose at the Monday, Aug. 11, Marengo City Council meeting after a resident asked what action, if any, had been taken, following a recent incident at the park. Mark Siebrecht, 1405 William Ave., explained that his dog was […]

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VICTOR CITY COUNCIL – Street lights almost ready in Victor

August 19, 2014 Pioneer Republican

The antique-style street lights in Victor are installed and about to be turned on. But some work remains before the lights go on along the city’s downtown Washington Street, the Victor City Council learned. During a meeting Wednesday, Aug. 13, Duke Wilgenbusch said that Alliant Energy needs to inspect the connections and electrical hookups before […]

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Victor Knights to offer flags to fly on holidays

August 19, 2014 Pioneer Republican

The Victor Knights of Columbus is offering a new program to allow residents and businesses to display the U.S. flag on the five major patriotic holidays during the year. The program will be offered in Victor, Hartwick and Ladora. According to members, where possible a permanent holder pipe will be inserted into the ground, with […]

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2014-2015 NEW TEACHERS – HLV

August 19, 2014 Pioneer Republican

MELINDA SEMLER Preschool • Hometown: Keswick. • Currently reside: North English. • Education: English Valleys High School, 1999; Central College, Pella, 2003. • Previous experience: W4Cs, Williamsburg, lead 4-year-old preschool teacher and curriculum director. • Family and other personal information (hobbies, interests, etc.): “In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, doing small […]

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2014-2015 NEW TEACHERS – Clear Creek Amana

August 19, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Editor’s note: Not all teachers had completed and turned in their surveys to the Pioneer-Republican prior to the Aug. 15 deadline. This story includes those surveys that were completed by press time: DISTRICTWIDE AUDREY BAILEY English as a Second Language • Hometown: Cedar Rapids. • Currently reside: Mount Vernon. • Education: University of Northern Iowa, history […]

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2014-2015 NEW TEACHERS: Iowa Valley

August 19, 2014 Marengo news

HEATH LONG Instrumental music • Hometown: Marengo. (Moved here from Williamsburg when he was 4 years old.) • Currently reside: Marengo. • Education: Coe College, Cedar Rapids, degree in music education. • Previous experience: Belle Plaine High School, instrumental and vocal music. Previously a substitute teacher in the Cedar Rapids area. • Family and other […]

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HLV SCHOOL BOARD – HLV starts vo-ag program for ‘14-15

August 19, 2014 Pioneer Republican

By BRIAN RATHJEN At several times during the HLV School District’s 56-year history, the high school has had its own vocational agriculture program. But not recently. And never has the school had its own FFA program. Students who have wanted to be part of this program in this farm-rich community have had to join at […]

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Iowa County residents take part in 2014 Iowa State Fair

August 19, 2014 Amana Colonies news

COMMERCIAL  WINE COMPETITION Ackerman Winery Inc., Amana, and Fireside Winery, Marengo, received awards in the Iowa State Fair Commercial Wine competition judged prior to the start of the 2014 Fair. The competition uses an awards system based on how the wine should be shared. A gold award means the wine is one you would be […]

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