Archive for: February, 2011

Meeting on potential rail abandonment to be held March 7

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 28, 2011 – An informal meeting to discuss the potential abandonment of the Iowa River Railroad line from Ackley to Marshalltown (with possible future revision from Steamboat Rock to Marshalltown) will be held March 7 at the Eldora City Hall, 1442 Washington St. The public is invited to come any time […]

Bobby Mason

Sunday, January 8th, 1939 to Monday, February 28th, 2011   Obituary: Funeral services for Bobby Junior Mason of Melcher will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Bussey United Methodist Church at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Cemetery. Bobby passed away on Monday at his home at the age of […]

Gov. Branstad appoints Carl Heinrich and Jeff Lamberti to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Carl Heinrich and Jeff Lamberti to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. Iowa’s Racing and Gaming Commission was established in 1983 after the Iowa Legislature passed the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Act. The commission investigates the eligibility of applicants and selects from those who can best serve Iowans. […]

Gov. Branstad appoints Libby Jacobs to Iowa Utilities Board

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed former State Rep. Elizabeth (Libby) Jacobs to the Iowa Utilities Board. “I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Libby Jacobs to the Iowa Utilities Board,” said Branstad. “Libby’s experience in both the public and private sector will be beneficial to the board as they […]

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds announce two trade promotion trips to Asia

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced plans to make two trade promotion trips to Asia this year. The announcement was made this morning by Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at the administration’s weekly press conference. Gov. Branstad was absent from the press conference while attending National Governors Association […]

Eddyville-Blakesburg bus has difficulty with Monday morning’s slick roads

School was delayed 2 hours, but that was not enough time for mother nature to help out those that live on the rural gravel roads make it to their destinations. An Eddyville-Blakesburg school bus driver, Ernest Davis, lost control of the 1999 Bluebird School Bus he was driving at around 9:56 am on February 28, […]

Where in Mahaska County? – 17

It’s been a few weeks since I have done a ‘Where in Mahaska County?” The last time we played this, Steffi Gursky guessed the location correctly as the City Council Chambers. This time I have a slightly more difficult one, (I hope) and will announce the correct answer later this evening versus how I have […]

CEW’s Angelus Layne on her upcoming event at Bradbury Hall

Most people consider professional wrestling a man’s sport, Angelus Layne would beg to differ. Originally from Raytown, Missouri, Layne and her family then moved to Fowlerville, Michigan where her family now resides. During the week, Layne is a full time college student. When she’s not wrestling or at school, she’s hanging out with her husband […]

Boswell Rep to Hold Office Hours in Montezuma and Oskaloosa

Des Moines, IA- Rep. Leonard Boswell will have a member of his staff in Montezuma and Oskaloosa, Tuesday, March 1st, for open office hours. Greg Johnson, Boswell’s District Representative, will be at: Montezuma City Hall from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Oskaloosa Public Library from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Johnson will be on hand […]

Frank Buckles, Last Known U.S. Doughboy, Dies

Advocated for National World War I Memorial in D.C. WASHINGTON – Frank Woodruff Buckles, who lied about his age to enlist in the Army in 1917 and became the last known U.S. veteran of World War I, died on February 27, 2011 at the age of 110. “We have lost a living link to an […]


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