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Poweshiek County CR

BGM falls 7-1 to top seed

by dhayes on July 30, 2014

Bears drop Class 1A quarterfinal game to defending state champ Newman Catholic, Mason City By DANN HAYES dhayes1@dmreg.com The BGM Bears got one monkey off their backs to reach the Class 1A state baseball tournament, but following a 7-1 loss to top seeded Newman Catholic, Mason City, they may have found another one. The Bears […]

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Bears make state!

by dhayes on July 30, 2014

  By DANN HAYES dhayes1@dmreg.com A little hometown history continued to be made this past week in Brooklyn as the No. 7 BGM Bears baseball team defeated Grundy Center 5-2 in Traer for their first trip to the Class 1A state baseball tournament. The Bears took on Newman Catholic, Mason City, on Friday at Principal […]

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Montezuma Board OKs Sept. 9 PPEL vote

July 30, 2014 Education

By STAFF REPORTS powcr@dmreg.com The Montezuma Board of Education has set Tuesday, Sept. 9, as the date for a public vote on the district’s Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL). The Physical Plant and Equipment Levy can only be used for repair of schools, purchase of technology and school equipment, improvement of grounds and other […]

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Vehicle theft puts crunch on Ladora First Responders

July 30, 2014 Agriculture News

Theft may have connection to women returning home to find burglar in house By BRIAN RATHJEN The theft of a Ladora First Responders vehicle earlier this month has left the department without a first-responders vehicle. According to Rae Jean Hollopeter, director of the Ladora First Responders, the vehicle – a 1991 Dodge Ramcharger sport utility […]

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Stories at a weekly paper are fun to cover

July 30, 2014 Brooklyn

One of the best reasons I like working at a smallish newspaper in the middle of Iowa is the wide range of stories I get a chance to work on. Covering sports is one of those prime areas. I started in the business as a sports writer and an outdoor editor. The outdoor editor was […]

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The state fair, sweet corn, mice, football and politics

July 30, 2014 On The Road Again

It’s hard to believe that August is almost here. That means one thing – the Iowa State Fair. It also means it’s time to clean the Tindle family camper for the annual trip to the fair campgrounds. Debbie spent part of Saturday cleaning the camper while I made the trek to the UNI-Dome in Cedar […]

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Montezuma Community School District recognized as a model professional learning community at WorkTM

July 30, 2014 Education

By STAFF REPORTS powcr@dmreg.com Montezuma Schools was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The district’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students. PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key […]

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Bears roar into Class 1A state baseball tournament

July 24, 2014 BGM sports

By Dann Hayes dhayes1@dmreg.com   Class 1A Substate 3 BGM 5, Grundy Center 2 The No. 7 BGM Bears have their tickets to the Class 1A state baseball tournament with a 5-2 victory over Grundy Center, 13-18, in Traer on Tuesday, July 22. The Bears racked up seven hits in the game, while winning pitcher […]

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Gamers opens its doors in Grinnell

July 22, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Area store brings more choices closer to home By DANN HAYES dhayes1@dmreg.com Do you need a game fix? Gamers in Grinnell is the place to go. “Grinnell is kind of between the big cities,” said David Counts, owner and manager of Gamers, a new game store in Grinnell. “The whole county [Poweshiek County] doesn’t have […]

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Hicks records second album in Nashville

July 22, 2014 Agriculture News

By J.O. PARKER joparker@dmreg.com While RAGBRAI rolls across Iowa this week, Cody Hicks and his band rolled into Nashville to record their second album. “We have six new ones (songs) ready,” said Hicks, who resides in Montezuma. “I am so excited for everyone to hear this new music. If you like the “Country Punk” album, […]

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