Belmond’s annual Fall Festival will be held this Saturday. Most vendors will be under the arcades on Main Street from 9 a.m. to noon. The book sale by the Friends of the Belmond Public Library will be held from 8 a.m. to noon.

   Residential Clean-Up Day will be held in Belmond on Saturday, Sept. 18. Items should be left next to the curb by 6 a.m. Only residents of Belmond are eligible.

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  The Belmond City Council held its final meeting with City Manager Darrel Steven Carlyle on Sept. 7. Carlyle has taken the job as Wright County Economic Development Director.   

   The “Yard of the Month” sign stands in front of the Gary and Dawn Divis home at 216 Fourth Avenue NW, but it is really the back yard that is worthy of the award.

   Most anyone would think twice about opening a new business after nine months of a global pandemic that seems to have no end in sight. But that did not stop Trish Morris from opening Threads & Company on November 28, 2020.

The Belmond Public Library Foundation is sponsoring a fundraiser to collect money for the magazines that the library carries. The magazines and the cost for an annual subscription includes:

   There was another big jump in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Wright County for the week ending Sept. 4. Sandy McGrath of the public health department told the county supervisors Sept. 7 that 60 people were diagnosed, raising the total over 2,100.

  Thirty dogs plus their masters took part in the Doggie Dip at Belmond’s swimming pool Aug. 24. About $260 was raised for improvements at Belmond’s Bark Park.

   There was probably only one restaurant in Belmond that was uniquely prepared to continue operation during a statewide Covid-19 shutdown. “The drive-up window made a huge difference for us,” Jewel McFarland, co-owner of the Belmond Drive In, said.

   How much rain has fallen in Belmond this year? It may be more than you think because it fell so unevenly, with long, dry periods between the showers. Indeed, Belmond saw rain on six of seven days between Aug. 24 and Aug. 31 that added up to nearly five inches. Here are the unofficial numbers.

   CLEAR LAKE: The car pulled from the bottom of the lake several weeks ago had been in the water a long time. The 1982 Oldsmobile was stolen in Mason City in February 1996 while it had been left running and unattended. The owner reported the theft, and the vehicle was never seen again until…

   The Belmond-Klemme school board filled out the roster of teachers and staff at the Aug. 19 meeting. Two teachers were hired to replace instructors who resigned after signing contracts for the 2021-22 year.

   Belmond City Manager Darrel Steven Carlyle has been named as the new director of Wright County Economic Development.

   There were 39 new cases of Covid-19 in Wright County in the week ending August 21, according to Sandy McGrath of the public health department.