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Belmond School Tax Goes Up and Spending Goes Down

Belmond-Klemme School District residents may need a math class to figure this one out, but the school budget will be lower and taxes will be higher. Sounds like that nightmare Algebra course is coming back to haunt you, right? In truth, the explanation will not be algebraic in nature, but simply a matter of economics. The

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The Forest City boys track team finished 3rd at the Clear Lake Relays Monday night, scoring 60 points.  Grant Lehmann led the Indians, winning the high jump.  The 4×800 meter relay won, while the 4×400 relay and Chad Ullmann in the 1600 finished 2nd.  Algona won with 135 points, Clear Lake was 2nd with 93,


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