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October 31, 2012

5 years ago: November 1, 2007

Several contested races in Union, Whitten

City elections will be held across Iowa on Nov. 6, and for the residents of Union and Whitten there will be races on the ballot for several open council or mayoral spots.

Conrad features write-in candidate; uncontested races in Liscomb and Beaman

One council position in the city of Conrad will be filled by write-in vote, but the remainder of the positions in Conrad, Beaman and Liscomb, have candidates running unopposed.

Penick, Cashin earn All-Conference honors

BCLUW’s volleyball program received some postseason attention, as the 2007 NICL West Volleyball All-Conference teams were announced Oct. 31.

10 years ago: Oct. 31, 1992

Grundy Center mayor asks supervisors for support in keeping hog units away from city limits

Grundy Center Mayor Jack Stumberg and Councilman Mike Oglesby appeared before the Grundy County Board of Supervisors Monday to ask for their help in keeping hog confinement units away from city limits.

Heather Kitzman to participate in Pre-Teen Iowa program

Heather Kitzman, daughter of Bill and Melinda Kitzman of Beaman has been selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen Iowa Scholarship and Recognition Program to be held Nov. 1-3 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Davenport, Iowa.



20 years ago: Oct. 29, 1992

Hardy Reading Council to visit BCLUW elementary

The Hardy Reading Council had its first meeting for the 1992-93 year on September 28 at Rock Run School in Iowa Falls. Maribelle Betterton from the UNI Lab School spoke on “Whole Language Is Like….”

Comets claim victory following fourth quarter blocked punt

It took a long time in coming, but oh, how much it was worth waiting for. After a tremendous defensive effort by the BCLUW defenders, the Comet team can finally celebrate their first football victory of the season after defeating Northern University High School in their game October 23 at Conrad.



30 years ago: Oct. 28, 1982

General Election next Tuesday

Voters now have less than a week to make final decisions before General Election Day next Tuesday, November 4.

County Candidates

All candidates for offices in Grundy County are unopposed Republicans. They are Rick Penning for Sheriff, DeLoris Bakker for treasurer, Lois Bokolt for recorder, Don Kliebenstein for attorney and Melvin Schildroth for Soil Conservation Commission.

Verne Eberline is running unopposed for re-election as county supervisor in the 2nd district.

District Candidates

Voters in Liscomb and Vienna township will be asked to choose between Republican Ward Handorf and Democrat Ralph Howe for 75th District State Representative. Voters at the other polling places … may vote for two unopposed Republican candidates for the state legislature. State Senator John W. Jensen is seeking re-election as is State Representative Bob Renken,

State Candidates

Republican Terry Branstad is running against Democrat Roxanne Conlin, Iowa’s first woman candidate for governor from a major political party.

National Candidates

Republican Cooper Evans of Grundy Center and Democrat Lynn Cutler of Waterloo are running a close race for the U. S. House of Representatives. This contest is a rerun of the close contest between the same candidates two years ago.

Comets win conference finale

The BCL Comet football team assured themselves of a winning season in 1982 by defeating the Panthers of Gladbrook 14-6 in the Big Iowa finale at Gladbrook on October 22. With one game remaining, BCL holds a 5-3 record and finished the conference 4-3.

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