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Pioneer Republican

Donaldson closing

by dhayes on November 18, 2014

‘This time I think it’s for real’ By Dann Hayes What had been feared for some time has happened – Donaldson in Grinnell is closing its doors after 62-years in business. “Many times they have announced they are closing and didn’t,” said Grinnell Mayor Gordon Canfield. “This time I think it’s for real.” A […]


English Valley Elementary School, North English, was forced to go into lockdown mode and utilize the security measures the school has trained for in the recent past after an incident Friday morning. According to the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department, a subject came into the school office at about 8:40 a.m. and caused a disturbance.  In a […]


White, Wilson, Petig reelected in 2014 general election

November 11, 2014 Brooklyn

Republican deluge recaptures U.S. Senate By Dann Hayes While newspaper headlines and political pundits have labeled the 2014 election as historical in Iowa and across the nation with a Republican majority in both chambers at the nation’s capital, in Poweshiek County things remained pretty much business as usual. According to Diana Dawley, county auditor […]

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Poweshiek County Historical Project bringing life to the past

November 11, 2014 Agriculture News

Old photos, postcards, hand-written receipts and historical documents from any time period needed for project By J.O. PARKER Leaning back in her chair, Monique Shore smiles, then chuckles a bit when asked what the most interesting item she has received since the Poweshiek County Historical Preservation Project (PHPP) started more than a year ago. […]

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HLV is on to the Dome!

November 8, 2014 Brooklyn

High School football playoff scores of interest 8 man HLV 36, Central, Elkader 28 HLV is in the semifinals at the UNI Dome Class A Gladbrook-Reinbeck 28, Pekin 6 Mount Ayr 52, Earlham 8 Class 2A Albia 9, Williamsburg 7 Class 3A Pella 31, Washington 14 Creston 50, Dallas Center-Grimes 49 (OT)

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BREAKING NEWS – Audit shows how Iowa County official took $64K

November 7, 2014 Amana Colonies news

The special audit on the Iowa County Treasurer’s Office was issued earlier this week, showing how a former county official took more than $64,000 from county coffers during a five-year period from 2006-2010. Kimberly Jo Tanke resigned as county supervisor in January after admitting to the thefts during her time as treasurer. She pleaded guilty […]

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November 6, 2014 Amana Colonies news

IOWA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 970 COURT AVE MARENGO IA 52301 (319) 642-3041 AGENDA Friday, November 7, 2014 — 9:00 A.M. Approve the Agenda Approve the Minutes Communications 9:10 a.m. – Open Forum 9:30 a.m. – Nick Amelon, County Engineer 1. Adjusting the size of the Millersburg Shed OTHER 1. Tabled Items 2. Liquor License […]

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2014 ELECTION – Republicans sweep Iowa County supervisors’ seats:
Voters support Ernst, Blum, Branstad

November 5, 2014 Amana Colonies news

In June, when six Republicans were vying for their party’s three spots on the general election ballot for Iowa County Supervisor, there was a tight race amongst the top four candidates. Homestead resident John Gahring edged Mark Swift of Marengo for the third spot on the seat by a mere 30 votes. So what was […]

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STATE CROSS COUNTRY WRAPUP – Raider girls finish 4th; CCA’s Douglass is 24th, WHS’ Jennings 38th

November 1, 2014 Amana Colonies news

• Iowa Class 3A girls: Behind a 16th-place finish by junior Julie Hollensbe, Williamsburg turned in a fourth-place finish at the state cross country meet Saturday at Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge. Three of the top five finishers and five of the Raider runners that competed Saturday were juniors or younger, providing a promising future […]

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Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rick Stewart to visit Iowa County

October 31, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Rick Stewart, an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, is visiting Saturday for his “Let’s Talk, Iowa” tour, which is his second campaign trip around the state (the first time was on his bicycle). His goal is simple: meet with Iowans the old fashioned way – face to face.  He will be in Marengo from noon to […]

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