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   Some Belmond-Klemme seniors held an impromptu parade Sunday evening, the day they were scheduled to graduate. The students used the same route as the July 4 parade (from the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond to downtown) and were led by a police car and firetruck. (Note: this was not an of…

Sports

 The beachers in the Luick Memorial Gymnasium are being replaced. Since school is not in session due to Covid-19, the work is ahead of schedule. The old units were removed last week, leaving the walls exposed (top photo). Piles of wood and steel were all that remained by May 1. The steel was…

  The Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources is extending closures of campgrounds and other state park facilities through May 14 due to the Covid-19 health emergency. State parks and forests remain open for day-use, but visitors are reminded to strictly abide the social distancing rules and not gat…

Obituaries

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  Sandra (Skjeie) Soma, 82, died May 15, 2020 at her home in B…

  Rosebelle ‘Rose’ C. Dirks, 93, Belmond, died May 5, 2020 at …

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