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Star Press Union

AMES – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, Dec. 10, to discuss the proposed improvements at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 218 in Benton County, and the anticipated right of way needs associated with the proposed improvement of U.S. 30 from the Iowa 21 intersection in Tama County […]

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OBITUARY: Dr. Howard K. Thomasson

by jmagdefrau on November 25, 2014

Dr. Howard K. Thomasson, DDS, 86, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Memorial and Masonic Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the First Congregational UCC with Pastor Kate West presiding. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Oak […]

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Police search for two in robbery

November 25, 2014 Agriculture News

Two black men suspected of stealing jewelry from Bill’s Grinnell Police are searching for two black men who allegedly stole jewelry from Bill’s Jewelry on Thursday, Nov. 20. According to Grinnell Police Sergeant Christopher E. Wray, at approximately 6:20 p.m., police responded to a reported theft that had just occurred at the jewelry store on […]

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Benton supervisors plan Tuesday meeting

November 24, 2014 Star Press Union

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING November 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room 1.       9:00 A.M.  Call to Order 2.       Approve minutes 3.       9:10 a.m. Carol Zander re: Entering into Memorandum of Understanding regarding reimbursement from mental health region for county employees; Re-establish costs for cremation services 4.       Update on Window project 5.       9:30 a.m. Engineer Re: […]

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MidWestOne Financial Group Inc. and Central Bancshares Inc. agree to merge

November 21, 2014 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

November 20, 2014 Star Press Union

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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