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Star Press Union

By BRIAN RATHJEN The Marengo Memorial Hospital board of trustees approved proceeding with the facility project according to plans not to exceed $27.7 million contingent upon the approval of U.S. Department of Agriculture loans at the Aug. 27 meeting. Chief executive officer Barry Goettsch explained that of the total amount, $3 million will be used […]

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Belle Plaine Mayor Fish Newsletter, September 2014

by jmagdefrau on August 29, 2014

FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR September 2014 Dear Citizens of Belle Plaine: Gee, what happened to the summer? It seems like school just got out. I thought the summer went fast when I was teaching but they seem to go just as fast now that I’m retired. At least I don’t have to change […]

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Belle Plaine City Council to meet Tuesday, Sept. 2

August 29, 2014 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine City Council Meeting City Hall – Council Chambers Tuesday September 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm Tentative Schedule  1.  Call to order 2.  Roll Call 3.  Pledge of Allegiance 4.  Approval of Consent Agenda- Council Minutes August 18, 2014, Library Board Minutes of August 26, 2014 & Bills received. 5.  Resident Comments 6.  Approve […]

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Supervisors to meet Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Vinton

August 29, 2014 Star Press Union

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING September 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room 9:00 A.M.  Call to Order Approve minutes Dave Thompson re: clock project: approve contract with Advanced Environmental for material removal; approve Scope of Work to stabilize clock table and other work associated with the project; discuss if repairs are […]

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Lady Plainsmen open volleyball season at Keota

August 28, 2014 Belle Plaine sports

Belle Plaine at Keota Tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 Belle Plaine 25, English Valleys 12 Belle Plaine 26, English Valleys 24 Belle Plaine opened its volleyball season at Keota, winning one game and losing two in an early season tournament on Monday, Aug. 25. Belle Plaine won the first match against English Valleys, 2-0. Belle […]

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Battle of the Bands – This Saturday in Barnes City

August 28, 2014 Journal Tribune
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HALL OF FAME – Oink Henderson and Squealers join the Iowa Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

August 27, 2014 Pioneer Republican

A band well known for years in the area received statewide recognition, when Oink Henderson and Squealers is going to be inducted into the Iowa Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. On Sunday, Aug. 31, the band performs during its induction at Arnold’s Park, for the Hall of Fame Concert. The Hall of Fame’s Website […]

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Motorcyclist killed in accident in Benton County

August 27, 2014 Star Press Union

The Iowa State Patrol reports that a Wisconsin man was killed in an accident on Highway 30, Tuesday, Aug. 26. Killed was Charles B. Bonikowske, 63, Ogdensburg, WI. According to the patrol, Bonikowske was westbound on Highway 30 on a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, near Highway 30 and 18th Ave, east of Keytone. He was […]

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BC cross country team runs at Mount Vernon/Lisbon meet

August 27, 2014 Benton Community Sports

Mount Vernon Invitational Boys Cross Country Meet Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Mount Vernon, IA Team standings Dubuque Hempstead 18 Mount Vernon-Lisbon 55 Vinton-Shellsburg 85 Benton Community 146 Davenport North 151 Louisa-Muscatine 168 Waverly-Shell Rock 175 West Delaware 227 Springville-Central City 227 West Liberty 290 Benton results 17 Eli Miller 18:30 29 Ben Haerther 19:15 30 […]

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Crystal Ball, Aug. 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 Crystal Ball

The tail-end of summer This has been a great summer for gardening, at least from a watering perspective. After buying my handy-dandy 135-foot, 75-pound garden hose in the spring, I’ve hardly had to use it. Mother Nature turned on the taps so often through June and July that supplemental watering was mostly unnecessary. Things have […]

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