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State Senate Report: Tim Kapucian

by jmagdefrau on March 5, 2015

Funnel fun By Tim Kapucian State Senator, District 38, Assistant Republican Leader Greetings from under the Golden Dome. This is the first funnel week of the session. That means any bill, other than an Appropriations or Ways & Means (tax) bill, that does not at least get passed out of committee by one chamber or […]

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OBITUARY: Daniel Schrader

by jmagdefrau on March 5, 2015

Daniel R. Schrader, 53, Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his home following a sudden illness. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at St. John XXIII Catholic Church by the Rev. Dustin Vu. Burial is at St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family after 9 a.m. at the […]

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Council approves budget, discusses garbage and bonding

March 5, 2015 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine also hears updates on Herring Hotel, energy audit By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor BELLE PLAINE – There were no objections to the proposed city budget as the Belle Plaine City Council approved the city’s budget, Monday, March 2, at its regular meeting. The budget calls for $3 million in revenues and […]

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Belle Plaine Mayor Newsletter, March 2015

March 3, 2015 Star Press Union

FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR By Dave Fish, Belle Plaine Mayor Dear Citizens of Belle Plaine: IS IT SPRING YET?? I KNOW I’M READY FOR IT! Recycling Let us start this with some positive items. Thanks to ECICOG, we have added a used cell phone and cell phone battery-recycling box to city hall. If you […]

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In the Statehouse – Dawn Pettengill Newsletter

March 3, 2015 Pioneer Republican

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today, please hug your friends and family members close and tell them you love them dearly…yes, even if you’re mad at each other.  After the tragedies happening at home, what happened in the Statehouse last week seems unimportant and it is definitely not as important as your families and personal relationships.  […]

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OBITUARY: Lois Schuchmann

March 2, 2015 Benton County obituaries

Lois Schuchmann, 72, of Cedar Rapids, was called to her home with Jesus Christ on Feb. 28, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital, a result of non-smoker’s lung cancer. She is survived by her husband, Fred; son and daughter-in-law, David and Jennifer Schuchmann, Atlanta, GA; and grandson Jordan Schuchmann. She is also survived by her sister, […]

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OBITUARY: Jon K. Hapgood

March 2, 2015 Benton County obituaries

Jon K. Hapgood, 79, of Parkersburg, formerly of New Hampton, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton. Services are set for Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home, New Hampton. Visitation is 10 a.m. the same day. Burial is in New Hampton Cemetery. Jon Kent […]

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Plainsmen earn trip to state tournament with substate win

March 1, 2015 Belle Plaine sports

Belle Plaine 79, Marquette Catholic 69 The Belle Plaine Plainsmen again had a strong finish, outscoring Marquette Catholic of Bellevue, 13-3, in overtime to pick up a substate win and their first ever trip to the state tournament. Belle Plaine won the boys’ basketball contest, 79-69, at Cedar Rapids Prairie on Saturday, Feb. 28. Brant […]

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Negotiations to begin for Belle Plaine teachers’ contracts

February 27, 2015 Star Press Union

BELLE PLAINE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION PUBLIC MEETING – NEGOTIATIONS SESSION Meeting date/time/location: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4:15 p.m., Longfellow Elementary School, 707-7th Street, Belle Plaine, IA  52208 PUBLIC MEETING ITEM 1. Initial Belle Plaine Education Association (BPEA) Negotiations Proposal to Belle Plaine Board of Education BELLE PLAINE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION PUBLIC MEETING […]

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Belle Plaine City Council to meet Monday, March 2

February 27, 2015 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine City Council Meeting City Hall – Council Chambers March 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm Tentative Schedule Call to order Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Consent Agenda- Council Minutes of February 18, 2015, Library Board Minutes of February 24 & Bills received. Resident Comments Discussion with Mr. B.J. Eichler concerning stopping garbage […]

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