The Belmond-Klemme school board heard Jan. 19 about the potential problems of hiring replacements for three teachers who are retiring in May. All three teach in areas where there are shortages of certified instructors.

   Librarian Sonya Trager provided the city council a report Jan. 3 about the activities at the Talbot Belmond Public Library during fiscal year 2021-22. In-person use of the library has increased since the Covid-19 shutdown.

   The Belmond-Klemme boys basketball team celebrated its first win in nearly two years last week. The boys beat Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 60-56 in Luick Gymnasium Jan. 16. B-K’s last win was Jan. 30, 2021 over Eagle Grove, 47-29.

   Heather Ridgway, who was elected to the Belmond-Klemme school in 2021, announced Jan. 19 that she will be resigning next month. Ridgway will be moving out of the district.

   Brody Paulsen and London Young were crowned King and Queen of Belmond-Klemme’s Winter Sports celebration last Friday. The crown bearers were Collyns Janssen, daughter of Eric and Sarah Janssen, and Archer Wilkinson, son of Kyle and Bradi Arnold Wilkinson.

   The Dental Center of North Iowa donated $3,000 to Colts Corner Daycare Center this week. The check was presented by Dr. Eric Barnes, center, to Sarah Janssen, left, and Brady Arnold-Wilkinson, right. The women serve on the board of directors of the daycare. 

   Construction could already be underway on the addition on the north side of Belmond’s hospital. After several delays, the city council gave final approval Jan. 16 to the closing of six feet of the alley between Iowa Specialty Hospital and the public library.

   Wright County Engineer Adam Clemons told the board of supervisors Jan. 16 that his crews have been busy repairing equipment from the Christmas Eve snowstorm and preparing for future snows.

   The mornings recently have been beautiful, with frost collecting on wires, trees, bushes and other plants. But what exactly are we looking at? Here is some information we gathered from the internet.

   The extreme winter weather in northern Iowa so far this season is draining snow removal resources for the City of Belmond.

   The Wright County Supervisors approved a new three-year contract Jan. 9 with County Engineer Adam Clemons.

   Representatives of nonprofits, local government, schools and other organizations from Wright County and the surrounding area are encouraged to register for the free Grant Writing 201 workshop presented by Iowa State University Extension.

   LAKE MILLS: Volunteers from the Catholic church provided lunch for the employees at Larson Manufacturing on the day before the factory was to close. A local pizza place made 40 Italian pies, and church members made desserts. After more than 50 years of making doors, the plant is now close…