Tax relief on the horizon for Cedar County taxpayers

HARTINGTON — Tax relief will be visible on tax statements that will be in the mail to Cedar County property owners within a few weeks. Exemptions will show up on real property statements as well as personal property tax statements.   PERSONAL PROPERTY The Personal Property Tax Relief Act provides an exemption for the first $10,000 […]

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Christmas in Coleridge set for Monday

COLERIDGE —  It’s that time again. Coleridge businesses are getting ready for the start of the Holiday season with their annual Christmas in Coleridge event. This year, Christmas in Coleridge will be held from 5-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28. The event is sponsored by the Coleridge Community Club. There are 13 participating businesses in this […]

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Olsen shares experiences at Coleridge event

COLERIDGE — A Coleridge resident, who served in the military for 30 years, addressed the group at the Veteran’s Day Program held at the LCC Middle School Nov. 11. Mike Olsen wore his military uniform as he talked about his experience of serving in the military and issued a “thank you” to all veterans. Olsen […]

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Leapley earns Christians Caring award

COLERIDGE —  Betty Jo Leapley was chosen for the Christian Community Service Award for her unselfish and faithful community service. The award was presented at the Sunday morning church service Nov. 27 at Pilgrim Congregational UCC Church, Coleridge. Vicky Gullicksen and Dolores Meier, officers for the Coleridge Christians Caring group, made the presentation. The announcement […]

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Bartels unseats Wiese

HARTINGTON –  Cedar County voters favored political newcomer Craig Bartels over incumbent Jerry Wiese, 569-199 in Tuesday night’s Republican Primary Election. There is no one running for seat on the Democratic ticket, so Bartels’ win should put him in office for four years. Some one still could challenge him in the fall as a write-in, […]

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One Year Later

COLERIDGE — Life took a wicked turn for Greg Dunn last June. A tornado churned through the acreage June 17, 2014, where he and his wife, Diane, had lived. Dunn wasn’t aware the EF3 tornado was barreling down on him until  a tree branch crashed through his window. The hit of reality sent him and […]

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Area pastor planning trip to Africa

COLERIDGE —  Pastor Loren Epp, from the Coleridge Family Church, will be traveling to Africa next month to help spread the word of Jesus Christ to the natives. He will be leaving in late March and be gone two weeks. Epp and a friend will take part in three different conferences in northern and central […]

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Cedar girls rely on seniors for victory

HARTINGTON — The Cedar Catholic Lady Trojans defeated the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Bears 42-34 Monday at the Msgr. Werner Activity Center. Both teams looked well-rested after the weekend and came to the game ready for battle. Two large scoring runs by the Trojans propelled them to 7-4 this season. The Lady Bears fall to 3-8 with the […]

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It’s a dogs’ world for area ladies

COLERIDGE — Doris Johnson does a dog-gone good job of working alongside her sister to show Champion Dogs. Johnson, who has lived in Hartington since 1962, and her sister Joyce Standish, who lives near Coleridge, have been traveling to dog shows across the country. Johnson and Standish just returned from a Pure Bred Dog Show […]

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Area towns will have to deal with shortened PO hours

COLERIDGE  —  More changes at the Post Office lie ahead for area residents. Dawn Bayer, area manager of the U.S. Post Office, hosted public meetings in several area towns last week to discuss changes at the local post offices, and the options for each community. Meetings were held in Coleridge, Belden and Fordyce, while meetings […]

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