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IOWA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 970 COURT AVE MARENGO IA 52301 (319) 642-3041 AGENDA Friday, April 25, 2014 — 9:00 A.M. Approve the Agenda Approve the Minutes Communications 9:10 a.m. – Open Forum 9:30 a.m. – Nick Amelon, Assistant County Engineer 10:00 a.m. – Adam Rabe, Ambulance Director 1. Ambulance Employees OTHER 1. Tabled Items […]

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Easter in Amana

by Brathjen on April 23, 2014

Easter in Amana The Easter Bunny and his friends visited the Amana Heritage Society Saturday morning, April 19, to hunt for a traditional Amana Easter nest. Left: Photos with the Easter Bunny were the order of the morning. Right: A youngster meets a giant angora rabbit, one of several brought to the event by Joel and Kathi […]

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Almost time for Maifest

April 23, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Maifest in the Amana Colonies will be held May 3 and 4, in the village of Amana. The annual celebration highlights the German traditions of spring. Saturday morning, the annual parade will be held at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Homegrown in Amana.” Traditional Maipole dancers will perform  following the parade, in front of […]

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Emily Kelly, the face behind the festivals of the Amana Colonies

April 23, 2014 Amana Colonies news

By MELINDA WICHMANN Booking bands, putting up decorations, organizing volunteers, hiring Santa Claus, arranging for portable toilets, planning contests and juggling set up and tear down crews four times a year for some of eastern Iowa’s most popular festivals. Welcome to Emily Kelly’s world. It’s full of three-ring binders bulging with notes and to-do lists […]

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VICTOR CITY COUNCIL – Needed: Portable toilets for Little League field

April 23, 2014 Pioneer Republican

By BRIAN RATHJEN The Victor City Council talked about toilets at its Wednesday, April 16, meeting. Specifically, the need for facilities of the portable unit kind at the Little League baseball field, at First Street along Poweshiek-Iowa Road, at the southwest edge of the HLV sports complex. The problem is, there’s no nearby portable toilet […]

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HLV PROM: Time to ‘Get Your Glow On’

April 23, 2014 Pioneer Republican

HLV students will be celebrating “Get Your Glow On” as they celebrate the annual prom Saturday, April 26, at the school. The evening begins with a promenade in the main gym, starting at 6:30 p.m. A dinner will follow, with the dance to follow from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. The After Prom, sponsored by the […]

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VICTOR BRIEFS – Week of April 24, 2014

April 23, 2014 Pioneer Republican

Blood drive is May 5 A community blood drive has been planned from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Victor American Legion hall, 601 Third St. Donors must be in good health, be 17 years old (or 16 with a permission slip), weigh at least 120 pounds and have identification to give. Donors […]

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Marengo FFA egg project gets $1,800 grant from FCS ‘Working Here Fund’

April 23, 2014 Marengo news

SPECIAL TO MPC NEWSPAPERS Marengo FFA received a $1,800 Working Here Fund grant to help support an egg production project aimed at teaching livestock management. The grant, announced recently, is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCS) Working Here Fund. Members of the Marengo FFA plan to build coops in March, then spend the […]

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MARENGO BRIEFS – Week of April 24, 2014

April 23, 2014 Marengo news

Baked potato supper Thursday The Iowa Valley Community School District Foundation’s baked potato supper will precede the IV Elementary School concert Thursday, April 24. The supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the high school multi-purpose room. Dinner will include baked potatoes with a variety of toppings, tossed salad, fruit and dessert for […]

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MARENGO CITY COUNCIL – ICEDC updates Marengo council on Quad Graphics

April 23, 2014 Marengo news

By BRIAN RATHJEN A month after the former Quad Graphics closed its doors, officials with the Iowa County Economic Development Commission continue to work to try to find a new client for the 150,000-square-foot facility. That was the word from the commission’s executive director, as he gave his annual progress report to the Marengo City Council […]

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