A contest called Yard of the Month is being sponsored this year by the Belmond Growth Alliance. Any yard in the Belmond-Klemme School District is eligible.

  The Belmond Police Dept. has fielded many complaints about the Highway 69 detour. Truck and other vehicle traffic has increased on Luick's Lane, West Main Street and 4th Avenue NE.

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   Firemen were called to the Dalon Obrecht home at 1008 Windsor Place April 14 just after 9 a.m. Fire fighters from several other towns were called to assist.

  The fire appeared to have started in the rear of the garage. The house was fully engulfed in flames before a neighbor noticed the trouble and called 911.

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   Belmond's Lyric Theater remains closed for now, but popcorn is still available every Sunday afternoon. Currently, the operation is awaiting repairs to the projector and an easing of Covid-19 restrictions before reopening. Contrary to some rumors, the theater is not for sale. 

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   The Belmond Fire Department recently took delivery of its new tanker truck. The Freightliner diesel replaces a 37-year-old truck that had a bad engine.

   Wright County Assessor Shari Plagge told the board of supervisors Monday that she is getting a lot of calls following last week’s mailing of new property assessments. She noted that there was a 5.33% increase in assessments overall, with the largest increase in rural residential values.

   Complaints about heavy traffic due to the Highway 69 detour have kept local phone lines busy. Police Chief Rick McDaniel told the Belmond City Council Monday night that complaints are coming from West Main Street, 6th Avenue NW, East Main Street, and Luick’s Lane.

   The Belmond-Klemme school board spent some time March 18 talking about how to spend more than $1.5 million in federal coronavirus funds.

   An Easter egg hunt at the United Methodist Church was held Sunday, March 28. Kids were divided into two age groups and sent off to find over 700 eggs. Another egg hunt is planned for City Park in Belmond on Saturday, April 3 at 9 a.m. for kids under ten.

   The Belmond-Klemme school board approved the architect’s plans for Phase III of the remodeling of the junior/senior high school. But Architect Ed Wineinger had warnings about the price of the project at the March 25 special meeting.

  Belmond Lions Club members Alan Mattison (left) and Lynn Sorum (right) were honored recently as Melvin Jones Fellows. The awards were presented by club president Lee Ann Waltzing. Melvin Jones was the founder of Lions Clubs International. The awards are given by the Lions Club Internationa…

   The Wright County Board of Supervisors have announced the death of Wright County Economic Development Director Cindy Litwiller. Litwiller, 65, died March 20, 2021 at a hospital in Goodyear, AZ after a battle with Covid-19. She had worked in Wright County since July 2018.