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Star Press Union

Creation of a nearly $3 billion asset publicly traded financial services company IOWA CITY, IA and GOLDEN VALLEY, MN – MidWestOne Financial Group Inc. (“MidWestOne”), parent of MidWestOne Bank, headquartered in Iowa City, and Central Bancshares Inc. (“Central”), parent of Central Bank, headquartered in Golden Valley, MN, have announced the execution of a definitive merger […]

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ART ON DISPLAY

by jmagdefrau on November 20, 2014

Supervisors accept painting for display in the courthouse On the next trip to the courthouse in Vinton, expect to see artwork from some of the artists who live in the county. The first painting to be displayed is by Amanda Dedrick, Vinton-Shellsburg junior, which is an acrylic painting of the courthouse. Don Eells, Vinton, who […]

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Benton unanimously approves restructuring of elementary

November 20, 2014 Star Press Union

School board also changes schedule changes for secondary  By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor VAN HORNE – The Benton Community Board of Directors unanimously approved a major restructuring of the school district at its meeting Monday, Nov. 17, at the BC Middle-Senior High School, Van Horne. The board and administration have discussed the changes since […]

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BP SCHOOL BOARD: Driving or walking to school?

November 20, 2014 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine school board asks for policy recommendation on school permits By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor BELLE PLAINE – Who should walk to school? Who gets to drive to school? The question of who gets to have school permits to drive was debated at the Tuesday, Nov. 18, meeting of the Belle Plaine Board […]

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Belle Plaine Library News

November 20, 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! We will close at 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 and will be […]

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Benton County hires temporary animal control officer

November 20, 2014 Star Press Union

Meeting is planned in December on what do about animal control By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor VINTON – While Benton County seeks to find a new animal control officer, Sheriff Randy Forsyth proposed hiring a temporary officer to fill that position at the Tuesday, Nov. 18, meeting of the Benton County Board of Supervisors. […]

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CITY COUNCIL ROUNDUP: Atkins, Nov. 17, 2014

November 20, 2014 City Council Roundup

Atkins City Council November 17, 2014 Atkins, Iowa      Council met in regular session. Members present were: Weston Bishop, Kevin Korsmo, Diane Herman, and Tim Harbach. Absent: Connie Drahos. Mayor David Becker called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. Also present: Melissa Rammelsberg, City Clerk/Treasurer; Lindsay Beaman, City Engineering; Curt Walser; Emily Upah; Kirk […]

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Donaldson closing

November 18, 2014 Agriculture News

‘This time I think it’s for real’ By Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com What had been feared for some time has happened – Donaldson in Grinnell is closing its doors after 62-years in business. “Many times they have announced they are closing and didn’t,” said Grinnell Mayor Gordon Canfield. “This time I think it’s for real.” A […]

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Supervisors to meet Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Vinton

November 17, 2014 Star Press Union

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING November 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room  9:00 A.M.  Call to Order Approve minutes 9:00 a.m. – Presentation/acceptance of Courthouse drawing 9:15 a.m. Gary Toyne regarding lease on Cedar Valley Ranch farm ground 9:30 a.m. Engineer Re: Set price for cities for sand/salt for winter season. […]

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Richard Folkmann

November 16, 2014 Benton County obituaries

NEWHALL – Richard Folkmann, 86, Newhall, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Vinton Lutheran Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, at St. John Lutheran Church, Newhall with the Rev. Steven W. Rempfer officiating. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery near Newhall. Visitation will be held […]

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