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Poweshiek County CR

Tyler Meyer, 16, follows in the footsteps of his dad, Jason, as state soils champ J.O. PARKER joparker@registermedia.com Soil judging is a family affair for the Meyer clan of rural Montezuma. Jason, the eldest son of Uwe and Diane Meyer, was a member of the first state championship FFA soils team to represent Montezuma and […]

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Monte’s Maschmann 5th at Drake

by dhayes on April 28, 2015

Montezuma runner medals with 12.67 Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com Area high school athletes took on the rest of the state at the Drake Relays on Friday, April 25 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Amid some stellar performances, including a state record-tying girls’ high school 100-meter dash by Briyana Carter, Des Moines Roosevelt, who ran a […]

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Bears battle competition, weather for team title

April 28, 2015 BGM sports

BGM girls capture Bear Classic Relay with 162 points Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com The BGM Bears girl’s track and field team battled Mother Nature to win the Bear Classic Relays held at Brooklyn on Friday, April 24. Fighting rainy and windy conditions, the athletes from the teams that showed up battled tough conditions as they prepared […]

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Grinnell girls tennis capture fourth straight match

April 28, 2015 Grinnell

Tiger’s stop Knoxville, Pella Christian to improve to 5-1 The Tigers earned their third lopsided win of the week defeating Pella Christian 9-2 Thursday, April 23. The Eagles entered the meet 3-1. Grinnell is now 5-1 after the win. The Tigers jumped out to a 5-1 lead after singles winning 11 of the 12 contested […]

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Cunningham top medalist as BGM wins at Monte

April 28, 2015 BGM sports

Bravettes capture victory with Peters atop leader board Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com The BGM Bears boys golf team came away with a victory at the Montezuma Country Club on Thursday, April 23. BGM was led by Dylan Cunningham who shot a 40 to take medalist honors as the Bears scored 164 for first place followed by […]

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Montezuma’s Lyons double winner at Bear Trax Classic

April 28, 2015 Belle Plaine sports

Takes first in 100, 200 as Braves place 3rd; BGM’s Boelen wins 3,200 Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com The wind played a major role at the 2015 Boys Bear Trax Classic at BGM High School on Tuesday, April 21. If it was behind you, you ran well – Montezuma’s Mikey Lyons ran an 11.20 to capture first […]

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Bears on top at Eddy Relays

April 28, 2015 BGM sports

Schafbuch, Kriegel lead BGM to team title with 177 points Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com The BGM Bears girls track and field team saw Lexi Schafbuch take a first place in the 400-meter high hurdles and added a leg on the first place 400-meter sprint hurdle relay as the Bears captured the team title at the 2015 […]

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Allergies are like taxes — I hate them both

April 28, 2015 Brooklyn

They’re like someone you’re not in the mood to see, but it’s inevitable. I’ve grown to hate allergies — just like taxes. They sneak up on you, even though you know about when they’re going to make a house call. And when they come, they hit you like a ton of bricks. If you’re like […]

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Lawn mower man

April 28, 2015 Brooklyn

My Aunt Alice is 87. I had her age wrong last week. She advises, “Don’t ever make a woman older than she actually is … nuff said.” * * * On what was finally a sunny weekend day, I was surrounded by the sounds of lawn mowers in my new neighborhood. If one neighbor is […]

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How to tell it’s springtime in Iowa

April 28, 2015 Agriculture News

You’ve bought bedding plants even though it’s still too cold at night to set them out. You spend a lot of time carrying your bedding plants outside in the morning and inside at night. You have a conversation with a fellow gardener that involves the “Three Cold Kings.” You inspect your perennial flowerbeds and alternate […]

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