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Edmond Charles Landuyt

by jmagdefrau on September 17, 2014

BELLE PLAINE – Edmond Charles Landuyt, 60, Belle Plaine, died tragically Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in a car accident. He was born at the Corn Belt Hospital in Belle Plaine on Nov. 1, 1953, to Edmond R. and Dorothy (Dvorak) Landuyt. He graduated in 1971 from Belle Plaine High School and later joined the Army, where […]

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John James “JP” Pickart

by jmagdefrau on September 15, 2014

John James “JP” Pickart, 68, Norway, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Norway with Fr. Dennis Juhl presiding. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted. A 3:30 p.m. parish vigil […]

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Obituary: Chester “Fred” Fredericks

September 15, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Chester “Fred” Fredericks, 91, Belle Plaine, passed away peacefully on Sept. 12, 2014, after a short illness. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Belle Plaine, with Deacon Joe Behounek officiating. Burial is in Oak Hill Cemetery with military rites by the Belle Plaine American Legion. Music was […]

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Hawkeye Downs Speedway accident on Saturday

September 15, 2014 Star Press Union

CEDAR RAPIDS – Cedar Rapids Police Officers and Firefighters responded to Hawkeye Downs Speedway, 4400 6th Street SW, on Saturday evening at 8:15 p.m. for an accident involving a motor home that overturned on the racetrack. In a press release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, they report the driver of the motor home, John Pickart, […]

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Belle Plaine Police Report, Sept. 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 Star Press Union

Monday, Sept. 7, 2014 4:59 p.m. – Joshua Wolf, 30, Belle Plaine, was arrested in the 600 block of Sixth Ave. for violation of a protective order. He was transported to the Benton County Jail. 8:38 p.m. – Police responded to the 1200 block of Seventh Ave. regarding children throwing debris at vehicles. Kids in […]

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Benton hosts cross country invite

September 13, 2014 Benton Community Sports

Bobcat Invite Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 Atkins, IA Varsity girls Williamsburg 51 North Linn 71 Solon 78 Vinton-Shellsburg 82 Mount Vernon-Lisbon 107 Benton Community 126 Independence 212 Clear Creek-Amana 237 Columbus Community 251 Benton varsity girls 1 Sophia Gilbert, FR 14:56 6:00 23 Carma Armstrong, SO 17:05 6:52 28 Allison Jensen, SO 17:22 6:59 35 […]

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Obituary: Michael Ray “Mike” Cohrt

September 13, 2014 Benton County obituaries

SHELLSBURG – Michael Ray “Mike” Cohrt, 58, of Shellsburg, formerly of Palo, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Private family inurnment will take place […]

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Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture to visit Benton County Sept. 24

September 12, 2014 Star Press Union

Benton Development Group (BDG) will welcome Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, in Benton County on Sept. 24, 2014. Northey, who is a fourth-generation farmer from Spirit Lake, is serving his second term as Secretary of Agriculture after being reelected in 2010. His priorities as Secretary of Agriculture include advancing science and new technologies to […]

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Belle Plaine City Council, Sept. 15, 2014

September 12, 2014 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine Committee of the Whole Meeting September 15, 2014 5:00 pm City Hall, Council Chambers Tentative Agenda Work Session Items presented on the Committee of the Whole agenda are for review and discussion only.  No formal action will be taken, although staff maybe given directives.  Items requiring Council action will be presented at a […]

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City Council Roundup: Keystone City Council, Sept. 11, 2014

September 12, 2014 City Council Roundup

CITY OF KEYSTONE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS September 11, 2014      The regular meeting of the Keystone City Council was held Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. Members present: Andresen, Janss, Kaiser. Absent: Kruse and Loy. Also Present: Dave Monson, City Superintendent and Jamey Clemann, Keystone Fire Department. Mayor Michael J Seeck called the meeting to […]

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