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7 area events qualify for Drake

by Brathjen on April 18, 2015

Unofficially, seven area events have qualified for the prestigious Drake Relays, to be contested this week at Drake Stadium, Des Moines. Clear Creek Amana has four entries in three different events — the girls 100-meter hurdles have two entries — while Williamsburg also qualified three. Iowa Valley will have one entry as well. Entrants follow […]

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Donita Joens, currently the superintendent of the River Valley Community Schools District in Correctionville, was announced Monday as the new shared superintendent of the Iowa Valley and English Valleys school districts. The vote took place Friday, April 10, and over the weekend the process was completed. Joens will be English Valleys’ first new superintendent in […]

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‘Be the Match’ event gives hope to former Grinnell graduate

April 14, 2015 Agriculture News

Sam Coster of St. Louis has Stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and is in need of a stem cell transplant J.O. PARKER joparker@registermedia.com Family, friends, neighbors and former classmates at Grinnell High School are working the frontlines in the fight against cancer that is raging a battle in Sam Coster’s body. Coster, 25, a 2008 graduate […]

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IOWA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS — Agenda for April 10, 2015

April 9, 2015 Amana Colonies news

IOWA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 970 COURT AVE MARENGO IA 52301 (319) 642-3041 AGENDA Friday, April 10, 2015 — 9:00 A.M. Approve the Agenda Approve the Minutes Communications Open Forum 9:30 a.m. – Nick Amelon, County Engineer 1. Accept Contract Rock Bids 9:45 a.m. – Public Hearing regarding bridge on 325th Street. 10:00 a.m. – […]

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BREAKING NEWS – Lynch to step down as HLV superintendent

April 8, 2015 Pioneer Republican

After 35 years as superintendent of the HLV School District, Bill Lynch has announced he is retiring at the end of the school year. Lynch announced his plans in a resignation letter at the school board meeting Wednesday, April 9. His letter, dated March 30, stated the following: “This written communication informs you of my […]

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IOWA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – Iowa-Poweshiek Road project starting later this month

April 8, 2015 Amana Colonies news

MPC STAFF REPORT Last fall, as Iowa County officials were putting the finishing touches on the new bridge crossing Bear Creek near Victor, they were hoping to complete another project – the paving of Iowa-Poweshiek Road – at the same time. That never got finished, as it simply got too late into the year to […]

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Program on Civilian Conservation Corps is April 16 at W’burg library

April 8, 2015 Journal Tribune

A music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps is planned for the Williamsburg Public Library. The program, by Michigan author Bill Jamerson, is at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the library, 300 W. State St. The CCC’s worked with dozens of farmers in Iowa County on soil erosion control projects. The presentation […]

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Baseball history to go on display April 16 at Marengo library

April 8, 2015 Journal Tribune

It’s baseball season, and to mark the start of America’s favorite pastime, a special program is planned and will take place at the Marengo Public Library. John Liepa, a baseball historian, will present a program on the history of baseball in Iowa. His program is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the […]

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Iowa farmland values drop 11 percent in past year

April 8, 2015 Amana Colonies news

By DONELLE ELLER of the Des Moines Register Iowa farmland values fell for a second year, a new real estate report shows, dropping 11 percent in conjunction with falling corn and soybean prices. The statewide average value of farmland for the year fell to $7,372 an acre, according to the Iowa Chapter No. 2 Realtors […]

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IOWA COUNTY OBITUARIES – Week of April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 Amana Colonies news

Thomas Peska, 54 Funeral service for Thomas D. Peska, 54, Marengo, was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 2, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo. He died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his home. The Rev. Andrew Gray officiated at the service. Burial was in the Marengo Cemetery. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, was in charge […]

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