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Holiday activity

Three Nights of Light was held at the Jenison Meacham Museum and Farm last weekend. Volunteers decorated a variety of Christmas trees for the event. A live nativity was held in the barn.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:05:02 -0600
Belmond residents waste 30 million gallons of water

Last winter’s unusual cold is still haunting Belmond’s water system. In an effort to keep underground water services from freezing last January, February and March, an untold number of homeowners installed unmetered “taps” to keep their water flowing 24 hours per day.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:05:02 -0600
School calendar runs into a snag

The Belmond-Klemme school district would like to start school four days after the Iowa State Fair opens in August, according to a proposed calendar. Principal Eric Dockstader went through the calendar for the school board at the Dec. 11 meeting.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:05:02 -0600
State plans to end early and mid-August school starts

On Dec. 12, the day after the B-K school board talked about a new school calendar, the director of the Iowa Department of Education said that his agency will no longer grant automatic waivers to start classes before Sept. 1. According to a 1983 state law, districts must start school during the week of Sept. 1 unless they are granted a waiver. Director Brad Buck said the change was in response to numerous complaints he has received from parents and other community members about waivers of the school start date law.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:05:02 -0600
County agrees to work on road

On a split vote of the Wright County Supervisors Monday, it was agreed to do the paving of approximately 700 feet of 150th Street on the south edge of Belmond in the upcoming year.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:05:02 -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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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:20:40 -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
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Click to search this book in our catalog Edge Of Eternity
by Ken Follett

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Click to search this book in our catalog In One Person
by John Irving

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Click to search this book in our catalog Akata Witch
by Okorafor, Nnedi

Publishers Weekly Okorafor (The Shadow Speaker) returns with another successful tale of African magic. Altho...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Hidden
by Helen Frost

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Click to search this book in our catalog The View From Saturday
by E.L. Konigsburg

Book list Gr. 4^-7. Four offbeat students are picked by their wheelchair-bound teacher to be a team for the Academic ...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Angel's Ashes
by McCourt, Frank

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