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Star Press Union

Iowa Valley and HLV’s entries at the Iowa Class 1A state track meet each put up their best shot, but didn’t come away with any top eight finishes in Day 1 of the three-day meet Thursday, May 21, at Drake Stadium, Des Moines. The best finish of the day was a 12th-place showing by Iowa […]


Benton approves pay packages for staff

by jmagdefrau on May 21, 2015

School board meeting was May 20 in Van Horne By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor VAN HORNE – As one school year winds down, the Benton Community Board of Directors prepared for the upcoming school year by approving a variety of contracts and salary packages, at its meeting Wednesday, May 20, at the middle/senior […]


Pay increases are approved by BP school board

May 21, 2015 Star Press Union

Board debates substitute teacher pay at meeting on May 20 By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor BELLE PLAINE – Contracts for the new school year were the main order of business for the Belle Plaine Board of Education at the Longfellow Elementary Center, on Wednesday, May 20. Teacher and extra-curricular contracts were approved, along […]

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IOWA CLASS 3A STATE TRACK – Big day being set up for Saturday with five area events qualifying

May 21, 2015 Amana Colonies news

DES MOINES – Area Iowa Class 3A track teams are setting themselves up for a big Saturday as Clear Creek Amana and Williamsburg qualified in several events for the final day of competition at the Iowa state track meet. The Clear Creek Amana girls’ and Williamsburg boys’ shuttle hurdle relay teams will competing Saturday, as […]

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Obituary: Paul Burrows

May 20, 2015 Benton County obituaries

Paul Douglas Burrows, 59, of Cedar Rapids died Monday, May 18, 2015, from complications of lung cancer at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Friday at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Teahen Funeral Home is serving the family. Paul is survived by his son, Ryan of Cedar […]

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Obituary: Donald A. Wilson

May 20, 2015 Benton County obituaries

Donald A. Wilson, 85, died Wednesday May 13, 2015, at his home in Smyrna, TN, following a long illness. Services will be held Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCory Lane, Nashville, TN 37221. There will be no visitation. Don was born April 21, 1930, in Victor, […]

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Rayner, Jacobson, Willms inducted into IGHSAU Track & Field Hall of Fame

May 20, 2015 Benton Community Sports

Lone Tree’s Dawn Rayner, Callan Jacobson of Benton Community and Dike-New Hartford’s Hannah Willms will be inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Track & Field Hall of Fame Saturday at the 2015 Iowa State Track & Field Championships. The presentation will take place at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, May 23 on the Jim […]

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Council to consider residency requirement again

May 20, 2015 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine Council also discusses sealcoating and development activities By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor BELLE PLAINE ­- The residency requirement for Belle Plaine Police Department members came up again, and a compromise was proposed by Belle Plaine Mayor Dave Fish, at the Monday, May 18 meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council. “How […]

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State Track Qualifiers – Belle Plaine and Benton

May 16, 2015 Belle Plaine sports

State qualifiers (with seeding) Class 3A Benton Boys 4×200 – Connor Sindt, Lathan Cooper, James Heilman, Jordan Michels, Michael Zittergruen, Kaedon Volz, 1:31.31 (21st) Shot put – Drew Kithcart, 50-09.50 (7th) Girls 400 – Shelby Hulsebus, 59.02 (5th) 800 – Shelby Hulsebus, 2:25.50 (14th) 400 hurdles – Natalie Parizek, 1:07.70 (10th) Shuttle hurdle – Laura Maschino, […]

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Belle Plaine School Board to meet May 20

May 15, 2015 Star Press Union

BELLE PLAINE BOARD OF EDUCATION – REGULAR MEETING Belle Plaine Community School District Meeting date/time/location: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:45 p.m., Longfellow Elementary School, 707-7th Street, Belle Plaine, Iowa 52208 6:45 P.M. A. CALL TO ORDER B. ROLL CALL AND DECLARATION OF QUORUM C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA D. DELEGATIONS E. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS 1. […]

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