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Successful speakers

Two events from Belmond-Klemme High School have qualified for the state large group speech contest next month. The group improv team of Logann Elkin, Amanda Whitney and Mariah Smith earned a Division I rating, along with the readers theatre group of Jane Roberts, Logann Elkin, Amanda Whitney, Iran Carlos, Maddie Mason, James Ennis, Nicole Huling, Emilee Eivins, Sam Sturgeon, Allison Wessels and Cloe Brown.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:05:03 -0600

  Unexpectedly, the new Highway 69 bridge south of Belmond opened for traffic late Wednesday afternoon.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:13:22 -0600
City wants to raise taxes for 5th year in a row

Property taxes in Belmond could increase for the fifth year in a row if the 2015-16 budget discussed by the city council is put into effect next month.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:05:03 -0600
School plans several upgrades

The Belmond-Klemme school board agreed to spend up to $60,000 over the next year to upgrade its wireless system, add a new server and help with computer maintenance. A three-year plan to improve technology was presented by two representatives of NGT at the board’s Jan. 15 meeting in Goodell.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:05:03 -0600
Around north Iowa

LATIMER: Steve Lane will return to the CAL SchoolDistrict next fall as part time superintendent and elementary principal. Current leader Dwight Widen announced his retirement at the end of this school year. So the school board asked Lane, who retired in 2012, to return. Lane still lives in the district and recently served as interim superintendent at AGWSR and Hubbard-Radcliffe.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:05:03 -0600
Highway 69 bridge opening delayed

The opening of the new Highway 69 bridge has been delayed again, according to an official from the Iowa Department of Transportation. Previously it was announced that the bridge would open the last week of January. But that may not happen after all.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:28:56 -0600
WinterFest returns in 2015

Wright County WinterFest will be held Saturday, February 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WinterFest is a day of free activities held at Lake Cornelia Park between Belmond and Clarion.

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:07:28 -0600
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
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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
Online Databases
Click to search this book in our catalog Unbroken
by Laura Hillenbrand

Library Journal The author of Seabiscuit now brings us a biography of World War II prisoner of war survivor ...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Sea of Hooks
by Lindsay Hill

Publishers Weekly This first novel by poet and one-time banker Hill is less a novel, in the traditional sens...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Ruby Red
by Gier, Kerstin

Publishers Weekly Along with everyone else in her extended London household, 16-year-old Gwyneth believed that her c...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Breaking Stalin's Nose
by Eugene Yelchin

School Library Journal Gr 5-7-Velchin skillfully combines narrative with dramatic black-and-white illustrati...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
by Laura Amy Schlitz

Book list *Starred Review* The author of A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama (2006), Schlitz turns to a ...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Life of Pi
by Martel, Yann

Library Journal : Named for a swimming pool in Paris the Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel begins this extraordin...More
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