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Beautiful fall

The trees in Belmond seem to be especially lovely this fall. The colors appear extra-bright and long lasting. This photo was taken in City Park October 15. For those of you living far away, the colors are still strong this week.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:05:02 -0500
New building technology failing at school

Even though a number of remodeling projects at the Belmond-High School are only a few years old, the school board agreed Oct. 16 to update some of the systems.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:05:02 -0500
Woman named to city council; bridge may be done next month

Emily-Lamfers Hill was chosen Monday night to fill the vacancy on the Belmond City Council. Hill was selected by other members of the council to fill the term of Leon Robertson, who has moved away from Belmond.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:05:02 -0500
School board ponders debt refinancing

The Belmond-Klemme school board took the first step toward possibly refinancing the bonds that paid for the construction of the Jacobson Elementary School. The board approved the first of three votes on the issue Oct. 16. Whether the process continues will be determined after the districtís financial advisor figures out how the tax levy will be impacted.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:05:02 -0500
Citizens should examine their health insurance; local hospital and extension service can help

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is committed to making it as easy as possible for current Health Insurance Marketplace enrollees to renew their coverage for 2015. It is encouraging consumers to go online at the start of Open Enrollment on November 15, update their 2015 application, and compare their options to make sure they enroll in the plan that best meets their budget and health needs for next year.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:05:02 -0500
Free pork

Iowa State University Extension of Wright County will be distributing pork loins on Wednesday, October 29 starting from 4 p.m. until gone at the 4-H food stand at the Wright County Fairgrounds in Eagle Grove. Pork Loins were donated by Iowa Select Farms in cooperation with the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation. Everyone is invited to stop by and pick up a free pork loin, one per family.

Thu, 16 Oct 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
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