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Regional Weather
Belmond Independent : News
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Highway 69 now closed for six months

Power line crews have been busy a mile south of Belmond moving an important transmission line in preparation for construction of the new bridge on U.S. Highway 69. In the photo above, you can see the trees along the Iowa River that were removed and some large power poles and lines that are being relocated.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:41:03 -0500
Water mains keep on breaking

Water woes continue in Belmond. In the past week, as the frozen water services at dozens of homes have thawed, the city has been plagued with fractured water mains. Ice that developed in the underground pipes during January and February created multiple cracks which have begun to leak now that the ground is thawing.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:05:02 -0500
$20,000 to flush your toilet? It could happen in rural Iowa

Twenty thousand dollars is a lot of money to flush a toilet. But thatís what it can cost every home in a small town to install a community sewage system. And the price can rise to $25,000, maybe even $30,000 per home if other work needs to be done.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:05:02 -0500
New doctor at hospital

Amy Tesar, D.O. will be filling a new role as a hospitalist at Iowa Specialty Hospitals in Belmond and Clarion. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care of patients in the hospital. As a hospitalist, Dr. Tesar will not be taking appointments to see patients. Instead, she will care for patients who have been admitted to the hospital and will work with primary care physicians to coordinate each patientís care.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:05:02 -0500
Where are they now?

Forrest Aldrich, 1983, is a senior partner at Veenstra & Kimm Engineers in West Des Moines. Forrest is a licensed civil engineer and designs streets, sewers, drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities. He and his wife Kathy live in Urbandale. They have daughters Kaitlyn, Caroline and Marianne.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:05:02 -0500
Read the entire Belmond Independent online

You can see the complete Belmond Independent for this week online. Just click on the E-EDITION link at the top of the page and follow the instructions to subscribe.

Sat, 20 Aug 2011 17:48:24 -0500
Lots of Belmond Photos and Videos

Check out these videos and slideshows taken all over Belmond. There's lots to do for a town of just 2,500 people!

Mon, 26 Dec 2011 16:03:43 -0600
History of small town newspapers -- a video

Check out this video that explains how newspapers used to be put together. Lots of old machinery! -- NEWSPAPER HISTORY VIDEO

Mon, 26 Dec 2011 16:11:07 -0600
Online Databases
Click to search this book in our catalog Jesus
by James Martin

Library Journal In this work-part travelog, part biblical commentary, part memoir, part meditation-prolific Jesuit a...More

Click to search this book in our catalog The Columbus Affair
by Steve Berry

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Click to search this book in our catalog Beauty Queens
by Bray, Libba

Publishers Weekly Bray follows her Printz Award-winner, Going Bovine, with an only slightly less absurd premise in t...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

School Library Journal Gr 6-9-This well-researched fictional look at the lives of the sons of Thomas Jeffers...More

Click to search this book in our catalog A Visit to William Blake's Inn
by Nancy Willard

Publishers Weekly The Newbery Medal-winning, Caldecott Honor book about an imaginary inn belonging to William...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Half Broke Horses
by Jeanette Walls

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