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Former Monte teacher charged

by dhayes on September 2, 2014

Derek Bates arrested Friday on two sexual abuse, one sexual exploitation charges By KATHERINE KLINGSEIS kklingseis@dmreg.com Derek Bates, 28, has been accused of having sexual contact with two minors while he was a school employee and the victims were students in the Montezuma Community School District in 2012, authorities said Friday. The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Prayer Flags

by dhayes on September 2, 2014

Jim Knoblauch to aid cancer survivors on trek to Machu Picchu, Peru By J.O. PARKER joparker@dmreg.com Jim Knoblauch of Montezuma is on a mission to help cancer survivors. Knoblauch, 58, owner of Jumpin’ Jimmy’s and the Lake Ponderosa Marina, is gearing up to journey to Machu Picchu, Peru, Sept. 21 -30. Knoblauch is one of […]

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Grace United Methodist celebrates centennial

September 2, 2014 Agriculture News

Brooklyn church has been in present location for 100 years By DANN HAYES dhayes1@registermedia.com Brooklyn’s Grace United Methodist Church is celebrating a birthday on Sunday, Sept. 21. It’s not just any birthday. This one focuses on an institution that has seen births, anniversaries, celebrations, anniversaries and that has been there during the bad times, as […]

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Watson Cook, P.C. now open

September 2, 2014 Iowa

Angie Cook purchases Johnson Law Office in Montezuma By J.O. PARKER joparker@dmreg.com The Watson Cook, P.C. law firm is now open in Montezuma. Angie Cook recently purchased the firm from Rachelle Johnson, taking ownership on Friday, Aug. 15. “We are excited to be back in the community,” said Cook. “It’s great to have my law […]

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Just Having Fun

September 2, 2014 Brooklyn

Waiting to get really wet!  

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There’s a trick to eating those sunflower seeds

September 2, 2014 Agriculture News

Take it from me, there’s a way to eat sunflower seeds while driving long distances. And there’s also a way NOT to eat sunflower seeds when driving anywhere. I’m sure there are tons of folks who live in Central Iowa who drive almost anywhere with a bag of sunflower seeds at their side. I’m one […]

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Interesting folks, ice challenge and the Old Threshers Reunion

September 2, 2014 On The Road Again

I meet a lot of interesting folks in my line of work. Take for instance, York Plagge, the new high school social studies teacher at Grinnell. Plagge is a tall guy with a red beard and black framed glasses. When I stepped into his classroom a couple weeks ago to snap his photo for the […]

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Tigers Attack 12U win USSSA tourney

September 2, 2014 Education

The Tigers Attack 12U softball team took home the championship at the USSSA Fall Kickoff in Norwalk. After a win and a loss in pool play, the Tigers won the championship bracket by defeating Ankeny Crossfire 10-6 then stopping Johnston 7-4. The Tigers met the Iowa Bombers in the final, the team that defeated them […]

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Get a front row seat to fire fighting and prevention

September 2, 2014 Agriculture News

GMRC to demonstrate live burn cell on Sept. 3 at state fire convention By STAFF REPORTS powcr@dmreg.com Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company invites the public to attend an educational burn cell demonstration on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. The live burns will be held on the southwest corner of the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds in Grinnell. […]

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Landes Ladies Park project gets $10,000 boost

September 2, 2014 Agriculture News

Former Brooklyn residents donate funds to help renovate park Two former longtime residents of Brooklyn – Dr. Homer Hamby and his wife Ruth Hamby – have made a very generous donation of $10,000 to the Landes Ladies Park Project in Brooklyn. With this donation, the Landes Ladies have almost reached $25,000 in total fundraising. Homer […]

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