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YARD OF THE MONTH: Tad and Debbie McMillan

by jmagdefrau on July 30, 2014

This month’s Yard of the Month belongs to Tad and Debbie McMillan of 1109 16th Street. Their neighbor, Wayne Parizek, nominated the McMillans for this honor, saying their front yard was colorful and had a nice variety of plants, hanging baskets, and ornamental decorations. Tad, a former vocational agriculture teacher, and Deb, a former high […]

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Pet project, July 30, 2014

by jmagdefrau on July 30, 2014

Flea and tick control Submitted by BERNICE KNOKE Question: My cat never goes outside, but she is scratching lately and I found a flea on her neck. I have a housedog and I keep him on the sidewalk when we go for walks. We never walk in the grass. He is itching and I found […]

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Benton County Letters, July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 Benton County Letters

News flash Dear Editor: COWBOY NEWS FLASH: Even though President Obama’s approval rating isn’t real high right now (around 41 percent) our Congress has an abysmal historically low approval rating of 15 percent, thanks to the pig-headed obstructionist Republicans who won’t do a thing to address the problems this country faces because they hate Obama […]

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Sour Grapes, July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 Sour Grapes

It’s the journey. A few weeks ago I enjoyed a trip up north for a newspaper conference, based in the Wisconsin Dells. It had been decades since I’ve driven into Wisconsin, except for getting lost once on my way to Harper’s Ferry. It’s a big difference for someone who is used to seeing for dozens […]

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Crystal Ball, July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 Crystal Ball

Let there be flames Food tastes better if it’s cooked over open flame. This includes campfires, charcoal grills and gas grills. Gas stoves are another story entirely and we’re not going there. The first experience with cooking food over open flames that I can remember came during my Girl Scout years. It was a flaming […]

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Belle Plaine Library News, July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 Star Press Union

HOURS Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon Find our website, at www.belleplaine.lib.ia.us. If you’d like a password to renew materials from home, come to the library to set one up! Book club will meet on Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the […]

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Belle Plaine and Benton school registration is next month

July 30, 2014 Star Press Union

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will be held at the Belle Plaine Junior Senior High School, Monday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Benton’s registration is Monday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at its school attendance centers. Open house is Thursday, Aug. 14, and […]

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Belle Plaine Nursing and Rehab News

July 30, 2014 Star Press Union

Belle Nursing and Rehab Center August events Thursday, Aug. 7 – Bluegrass Band plays at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 – Koolaid Tasting and Trivia at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 – Video Program by Karen Bradley at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 – Outing to the Community Center at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 […]

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Genealogy workshop is next Monday in Vinton

July 30, 2014 Star Press Union

The Benton County Historical Society announces the second genealogy workshop for people who are looking to begin or enhance their research of family history. The first workshop presented by genealogy expert Martha Long created interest in another event in the evening so people not able to attend the first workshop can attend. The Horridge House […]

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Benton County College News, July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 College News Benton

Bellevue University celebrates January to June degree conferrals  Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE, proudly acknowledges the accomplishments of students who have earned degrees from January through June 2014 – 813 total, including 247 graduate degrees and 566 bachelor’s degrees. Among those receiving degrees was Jaymes Haar, Belle Plaine, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in business. […]

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