Dysart- Tama-Benton Cooperative is in the process of completing construction of a new dry fertilizer plant on the west edge of town. The Co-op operated a plant near the company offices which was severly damaged in the Dernesch storm of July, 2011. The cost for the new plant is put at $1.5 million, part of $8.5 million being spend for the co-op locations in Clutier, Vinton and Dysart. -Dysart Reporter
Gladbrook- Allowing metering for outdoor watering of lawns and gardens was discussed during a meeting of the Gladbrook City Council. Under such a plan, water users would not be assessed sewer charges because the water does enter the system when used our-of-doors. Gladbrook Water Board member Mark Fink said he liked the plan but was concerned due to the water supply available if there was a great deal of usage. No action was taken. - Northern-Sun Print
Reinbeck- A new press box, concession stand and restrooms are nearing completion at Elmwood Park. The park a number of local volunteers along with Cub Scouts are working on the projects. Grant money from the Black Hawk Gaming Association and Grundy County Foundation helped pay for the concession stand. -Reinbeck Courier
Dysart- Alissa Klenk has joined the staff of the Dysart Reporter. A December, 2011, graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in English, she will be a reporter for the newspaper.
Traer- The vacant Traer Manufacturing building on the city's south side is being donated to the City of Traer. The city will also receive a donation totaling $250,000 to help pay for repairs to the building. -Traer Star Clipper
Dysart- Four Davenport persons were arrested in connection with the death of a former Dysart man. Alan K. Porter, 51, Rock Island, Ill., was found dead along a bike path between the Centennial and Crescent bridges in Rock Island on June 11. The four persons were initially charged with one count each of concealing a homicidal death. Porter's son, Jonathan, graduated from Union High School, LaPorte City-Dysart, this spring. -Dysart Reporter
Gladbrook- The 90th annual Gladbrook Corn Carnival was deemed a success. Madison Roher and Brock Drew were crowned Little Miss and Mr. Corn Carnival and Jodi Betters was crowed Corn Cob Queen. Darrell and Jeanne Paustian served as Grand Marshals for the parade on Friday night. The Classic Car Crusie on Saturday night was well represented with 86 entries. The night was topped off by a Specularia fireworks display provided courtesy of Luethje Auto Sales and Service. -Northern-Sun Print