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Diane McNamara wins top prize playing “Bingo Boxes” Scratch Game CLIVE – A Benton County woman said she had a family member confirm she won a big lottery prize before she started to celebrate. Diane McNamara of Norway claimed the 20th of 24 top prizes available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Bingo Boxes” instant-scratch ticket. The 71-year-old […]

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Representative Dawn Pettengill, Representative David Maxwell and Senator Tim Kapucian have scheduled the legislative coffees throughout Senate District 38 during the 2015 Legislative Session. This is your opportunity to get to know your lawmakers, learn about what is happening at the State Capitol, ask questions, and express your concerns. “Our goal is to work as […]

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OBITUARY: Garth James Wiebold

January 28, 2015 Benton County obituaries

BLAIRSTOWN – Garth James Wiebold, 69, passed from this earth at his home to the loving arms of his Savior on Jan. 24, 2015. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church in Blairstown with the Rev. David Rempfer officiating. Committal Services will be held at Pleasant Hill […]

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OBITUARY: LaVonne Evelyn Krafka

January 26, 2015 Benton County obituaries

LaVonne Evelyn Krafka, 86, Belle Plaine, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Belle Plaine, where she had been a member for 75 years. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 4 to […]

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Supervisors plan budget work Tuesday; will discuss animal warden

January 26, 2015 Star Press Union

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING January 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room 9:00 A.M. Call to Order Approve minutes Approve claims 9:05 A.M.– Teamsters Union Proposal FY16 budget work – SEE NOTE BELOW Approve pay request for Zephyr Aluminum and discuss third floor windows Approve placement of additional freezer for the […]

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Mildred Helena Schulte Sokol

January 23, 2015 Benton County obituaries

BLAIRSTOWN – Mildred Helena Schulte Sokol, 102, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center following a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Blairstown with the Rev. Craig Steimel as Celebrant. Visitation will be held at the […]

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Belle Plaine Council to review budget at Monday workshop

January 23, 2015 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine City Council Budget Workshop City Hall – Council Chambers Monday January 26, 2015 @ 6:30 pm Tentative Schedule Call to order Roll Call Council Budget Review* Public Comment Adjournment If you need some type of accommodation to attend a Belle Plaine City Council meeting please Contact Title VI Coordinator Jeff Horne @ 319-444-2200 for […]

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STAFF AND STATE AID – Belle Plaine board reduces staff after earlier retirements; hears update on state aid

January 23, 2015 Star Press Union

By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor BELLE PLAINE – “I think it’s an important time to let our state representatives know that schools need 6 percent supplemental state aid,” observed Belle Plaine Superintendent Chad Straight in his report to the Belle Plaine Board of Education, Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Belle Plaine. Straight addressed state legislative […]

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FUNDING, SCHOOL START – Benton officials react to proposals from state

January 23, 2015 Star Press Union

By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor VAN HORNE – Benton officials appreciate that they have the number early, but they don’t appreciate the number, as they and other schools throughout the state adjust their budgets for next year, based on the percentage increase proposed by the Iowa House and Gov. Terry Branstad. Benton Superintendent […]

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Senate update – Tim Kapucian

January 22, 2015 Journal Tribune

Short week Due to the Martin Luther King holiday it has been a short week at the Capitol. Things are starting to get rolling as bills have started getting assigned to subcommittees. The pomp and circumstance is now behind us and the work of the people is in swing. This is the time of year […]

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