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IOWA POSTSEASON FOOTBALL — First-round pairings

by Brathjen on October 25, 2014

Note: All games are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Class 3A * Newton at Clear Creek Amana. Class 2A • PCM of Monroe at Williamsburg. Class A • Belle Plaine at Van Buren • Edgewood-Colesburg at BGM • Pleasantville at Montezuma 8-Man • Wayne of Corydon at HLV.


OBITUARIES: Delmer D. Mehlert

by jmagdefrau on October 24, 2014

Delmer D. Mehlert, 77, Hiawatha (formerly of Belle Plaine), passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at his home. Delmer was a member of Noelridge Christian Church. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel, 1221 First Avenue SW, where a visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to […]


OBITUARY: Rick “Rocket” Jurgens

October 24, 2014 Benton County obituaries

KEYSTONE – Rick “Rocket” Jurgens, 53, died Thursday, October 23, 2014 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone with Keaton Albers officiating. Interment will be held at the Keystone Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home […]

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OBITUARY: The Rev. Jack J. Andrews

October 23, 2014 Benton County obituaries

BELLE PLAINE – The Rev. Jack J. Andrews, 72, Belle Plaine, died Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, with an ongoing battle of cancer. Celebration of Life services will be on Monday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at the Hrabak Funeral Home in Belle Plaine. Burial will […]

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OBITUARY: Heather Sue Lukes

October 23, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Funeral services for Heather Sue Lukes, 38, of West Amana, are Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Hrabak Funeral Home, Belle Plaine, with the Rev. Jim Davis of Victor Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Heather died Oct. 19, 2014, at Marengo Hospital following a prolonged illness. Honorary pallbearers are Chad […]

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MPC general manager remembered as advocate for weekly newspapers

October 23, 2014 Amana Colonies news

By MELINDA WICHMANN Leader. Advocate. Friend. Diane Goodlow was more than a boss and her sudden passing has left colleagues in three counties reflecting on the impact she had on their lives. Goodlow, 54, Brooklyn, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (See obituary in this issue.) She was a 23-year employee of Marengo Publishing Corporation […]

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BP COUNCIL: City looks for more parking for Main Street tenants

October 23, 2014 Star Press Union

By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor More parking. With the renovation of Main Street in Belle Plaine came fewer parking spots for residents who live in apartments on the second story of Main Street buildings. At its meeting on Monday, Oct. 20, the Belle Plaine City Council voted to pass an ordinance that would […]

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City Council Roundup: Atkins, Oct. 20, 2014

October 22, 2014 City Council Roundup

Atkins City Council October 20, 2014 Atkins, Iowa      Council met in regular session. Members present were: Weston Bishop, Connie Drahos, Kevin Korsmo, Diane Herman, and Tim Harbach. Absent: Mayor David Becker. Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Korsmo called the meeting to order at 7:30pm. Also present: Melissa Rammelsberg, City Clerk/Treasurer; Heather David, Deputy Clerk; Lindsay […]

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OBITUARY: Terry L. Rieck

October 22, 2014 Benton County obituaries

CEDAR RAPIDS – Terry L. Rieck, Cedar Rapids and formerly of Luzerne, died at the Mercy Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, after an extended illness. Terry Rieck was born Oct. 27, 1944, in Belle Plaine. He was the son of Milford and Donna Mae Sindt Rieck. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Grade School […]

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Belle Plaine Council plans emergency meeting

October 22, 2014 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine City Council Emergency/Special Meeting City Hall – Council Chambers Friday October 24, 2014 @ 7:00 am Tentative Schedule  1.  Call to order 2.  Roll Call 3.  Pledge of Allegiance 4.  Approval of Consent Agenda. 5.  Resident Comments 6.  Discuss and take action on proposed change order for the Hanson Building project. 7.  Adjournment […]

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