Belden is willing to fight to keep PO open

BELDEN — According to postal officials facilitating the discontinuation survey meeting, conducting meetings and surveying post offices for discontinuation are taking the United States Postal Service into a “new era.” Last Wednesday, Dawn Bayer, Lincoln, Manager of Post Office Operations for the 686 and 687 zip codes, was on hand to conduct a meeting attended […]

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Locals concerned about possible PO closings

DIXON — In primary school, students were taught the Postman would deliver the mail rain or shine, sleet, snow or wind, without fail. However, in the era of the Internet, email, Facebook and cell phones, that promise is becoming harder and harder to keep. Last Wednesday, the United States Postal Service held a meeting in […]

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Obituary – DeLoris Morten

LAUREL — DeLoris  Morten, 90, Laurel, died Sept. 2, 2011, at her home. Visitation was Sept. 6 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Laurel. Funeral services were Sept. 6, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Laurel with Rev. William Engebretsen officiating. Pallbearers were Ken Chamberlain, Bob Brueggeman, Roger Pehrson, Kevin Wacker, Dwayne Stingley and Gary Morten. Interment was in the Laurel […]

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Obituary – Robert Lillard

LAUREL — Robert O. Lillard, 84, Laurel, died Aug. 26, 2011,  at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services were Aug. 29 at United Methodist Church, Laurel, with Rev. Jaime Farias officiating. Interment, with Military Rites, will be at a future date at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell. Arrangements were under the direction of Hasemann […]

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Area schools show an enrollment decline

HARTINGTON — All but one Cedar County school system showed enrollment declines when students returned to classes last week. Combined enrollment figures for 2011-12 in all of the schools across Cedar County are down 65 students from last year.

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Bears will be guided by second generation coach

LAUREL — With a successful coach as a father, it is no surprise that T.J. Shiers has found himself as a coach at Laurel-Concord/Coleridge. However, Shiers is no longer just one of the many assistant coaches at L-C/C. The summer’s departure of Terry Beair created a vacancy in the L-C/C football program and Shiers was […]

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Obituary – Art Lipp

LAUREL — Art Lipp, 89, Laurel, died Aug. 18, 2011, at Hillcrest Care Center, Laurel. Visitation was Aug. 22 at United Methodist Church, Laurel. Funeral services were Aug. 23 at United Methodist Church, Laurel, with Rev. Jaime Farias officiating.

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Picture of the Day

LAUREL — An empty hog barn caught fire on Aug. 9 just north of Laurel.  The fire started at 87248 Road and Highway 15, three miles north of Laurel on Mike Hakeneis’ property.  No one was hurt in the blaze, but the structure was destroyed.

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Obituary – Shirley Wickett

LAUREL — Shirley Wickett, 82, Laurel, formerly of Marcus, Iowa, died Aug. 6, 2011, at Hillcrest Care Center, Laurel. Visitation was Aug. 9 at United Methodist Church, Laurel. Arrangements were under the direction of Hasemann Funeral Home, Laurel. Funeral services were Aug. 9 at United Methodist Church, Laurel, with Rev. Jaime Farias officiating.

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Three County Post Offices targeted for closure

HARTINGTON — Three Cedar County Post Offices could be closed under the latest cost-cutting plan submitted by the U.S. Postal Service. Post Offices in Belden, Magnet and St. Helena have all made the list. Victor Paltz, chairman of the St. Helena Village Board, is unsure of the status of the St. Helena Post Office at […]

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