New signs were recently erected at the Belmond Trees Forever nature area on the north side of town. The 15 acres lies just north of the railroad tracks on 3rd Avenue NE and was donated to the community in 2017 by the late Dr. Al Kollash. A path through the woods is kept mowed so that walki…

   The Belmond-Klemme school boaard agreed to allow youth teams to use the district’s facilities for winter sports. The decision Oct. 15 came after a lengthy discussion about the rules that the athletes and coaches must abide by.

  The federal government has decided to extend the free school breakfasts and lunches program through the end of the 2020-21 school year. The meals are available to all school children, regardless of income.   

  The Food Bank of Iowa’s monthly mobile food pantry in Belmond will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.   The mobile pantry is free and open to the public, steered to individuals in need of food assistance. The pantry will be set up as a drive-thro…

   The weather in northern Iowa has been ideal for fall color in 2020. Many trees in Belmond are sporting bright yellows, oranges and reds.

   Covid-19 cases in Wright County continue to “go up steadily” according to Sandy McGrath of the Emergency Operations Center. She told the board of supervisors Monday that the number of infected person has risen about four dozen over the past week.

   Trick or Treat in Belmond will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. Homes that wish to participate should have an outside light on to let children know they are welcome.

   CLARION: A public forum on the race for Wright County Supervisor was moved from indoors at the movie theater on Sept. 28 to outdoors at the football field on Oct. 5. Many of the citizens in the audience grilled the supervisor candidates on recent changes to the operations of the Wright Co…

    Belmond-Klemme Junior/Senior High School Principal Greg Fisher demonstrates the new touch screen television in the student center. The television includes B-K yearbooks, information on current and past sports teams, and honors given in fine arts. The demonstration was part of a recent to…

   An engineer to design the next phase of Third Street NE reconstruction was hired Monday night by the Belmond City Council. Snyder and Associates of Fort Dodge will be paid up to $333,000 for designing and overseeing the work.

   Wright County Auditor Betty Ellis told the board of supervisors Oct. 5 that she has received grants amounting to over $26,000 for the upcoming election. She is using the money for health/safety equipment and office equipment that will expedite the voting process, like a folding machine, e…

  The 2020 B-K homecoming court included, kneeling from left, Dakota Mosiman, Isaac Swenson, Nicholas Jenison, crownbearer Camila Duran, King Kaleb Carlson, Queen Kenedie Gabrielson, crownbearer Paxton Dougherty, Javier Torres, and Caydon Christenson; standing, Caitlyn Bates, Emma Smith, Ser…

  The Talbot Belmond Public Library Board of Trustees has decided to open the library for the use of computers on a limited basis beginning October 7.   Patrons will be able to make one-hour appointments to enter the facility on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 10 a.m. t…

   The Covid-19 situation at Eagle Grove was discussed Sept. 28 by the Wright County Supervisors. Sandy McGrath gave an update on the Emergency Operations Center and a meeting of the EOC last Thursday in which the county’s school superintendents joined in.

   Homecoming 2020 activities are underway at Belmond-Klemme. The coronation of the “Sweet Escapes” royalty will be held Thursday on the football field starting at 7 p.m.

   Trick or Treat Night in Belmond for 2020 will be held as nearly normal as possible. The city council recommended a few changes at its meeting Monday night.