A Week in the Life In Benton County
A supplement to the Star Press Union. Wednesday, July 31, 2013. 12 pages.
Page 2 Star Press Union, Week in the Life, Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A tradition that carried over from the old Atkins Library to the new library/city hall/community center was the 9 a.m. pinochle game.
A good hand.
PINOCHLE in Atkins
Tossing in the Ace of Clubs.
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Rich Franklin, Belle Plaine, surfs the net shopping for DVDs for his business, Corn Belt Books & Video, July 17 with his trusty friend, Kota, at his side.
Scott Frank, a member of Belle Plaine Partners for Beautification, waters a hanging basket on the cityâ€™s main street July 19. Frank and other members of the beautification group take turns watering the 18 baskets four times weekly, usually in the early morning hours. Frank started his duties at 6 a.m. the day this photo was taken. He said it takes about 1.5 hours to fill the water tank and make the rounds; each basket has a 2-gallon reservoir and takes a little over one minute to fill. Belle Plaine Community Development Corp. sponsors the baskets and orders the flowers through Harris Greenhouse & Garden Center, Belle Plaine.
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Page 4 Star Press Union, Week in the Life, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 The Belle Plaine Aquatic Center was a busy place July 16 as folks of all ages sought relief from temperatures in the 90s and high humidity,
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Tracy Alden watches as grandson Max Brandt, 2, drives his Ford truck at Alden’s home July 16. Both are from Belle Plaine.
Bob Van Hamme, front, and Andy Ehlen work to replace a waterline on Belle Plaine’s Eighth Avenue on a hot and sticky morning July 16. The heat index was anticipated to climb to 95 degrees or higher later in the day. The men were glad to be working in the shade.
Belle Plaine in photos Dave Riherd, front, sacks lag bolts for Marvin Root at Belle Plaine’s True Value store July 16. Root is from Hartwick. Riherd formerly owned True Value and now works there on a “part-time, part-time” basis.
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Senior dining meals are packaged for delivery July 18 at the Belle Plaine Community Center. Assisting cook Wendy Boyer are volunteers Gerald Stewart, rear, and driver Steve Miller. Nineteen meals were ready to go out shortly after 10:30 a.m.
Dan Blanchard, owner of Belle Plaine Computer Sales & Service, shows Marshell Chizek, Belle Plaine, features of her new laptop as Gene Severson, Belle Plaine, looks on at Blanchardâ€™s store July 17.
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Published on Jul 30, 2013