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OBITUARY: Ray Logan

by jmagdefrau on October 29, 2014

DES MOINES – Ray Logan, 82, Des Moines, and formerly of Van Horne, completed his vocation as husband and father and passed into eternal life on Oct. 27, 2014, with his wife, Ethel by his side at Ramsey Village Continuing Care in Des Moines. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, […]

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Better Tomorrows to meet

by jmagdefrau on October 29, 2014

The Better Tomorrows Board will be meeting on November 5 at the Kirkwood Vinton Center at 12 p.m.  Topics of discussion will be financial report, succession plan, employee handbook, by-laws; community plan and level of excellence portfolio. If you are interested in becoming involved in Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa, please contact Heidi Schminke at […]

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OBITUARY: Dale P. Kimm

October 29, 2014 Benton County obituaries

BLAIRSTOWN – Dale P. Kimm, 92, Blairstown died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Blairstown Legion Hall. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown, with graveside military rites conducted by the M.J. Kirby American Legion Post 170 of Blairstown and Iowa Military Funeral Honors. A memorial fund has […]

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BELLE PLAINE MAYOR’S NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER

October 28, 2014 Star Press Union

November update FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR Dear Citizens of Belle Plaine: “Yes the Unity Point Clinic will be moving out of the city-owned medical center. Ignore all the rumors and wait until the Health Care Facility Board meets with recommendations on what we do with it.” I guess this statement, in the October […]

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Change order approved for Hanson Building project

October 28, 2014 Star Press Union

Council votes, 3-2, to proceed with rehab project on Main Street By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor BELLE PLAINE – It took a special meeting and considerable discussion, but the second change order was approved by the Belle Plaine City Council for the Hanson Building project on Belle Plaine’s Main Street. The change order totals […]

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Sour Grapes, Oct. 22 and 29

October 28, 2014 Sour Grapes

Back in shape Preemptive action. The first sign of cold outside leads to a period of dormancy. That’s a fancy term for lazy. No more mile walks to the store for food. And I’m pretty sure the calories burned in the walk and restored with the first two forkfuls of the cheesy casserole. So I’m […]

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IOWA POSTSEASON FOOTBALL — First-round pairings

October 25, 2014 Amana Colonies news

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.

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OBITUARIES: Delmer D. Mehlert

October 24, 2014 Benton County obituaries

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 […]

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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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