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VFW Post 839 Commander Larry Larson, right, presents a Past Commander’s Pin to Dallas Clark, with Quartermaster Roger Dirks looking on at left.

Larson takes local VFW command

Larry Larson, for the sixth year in various terms, is back as commander of Marshalltown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 839. He presided over the Harry C. Harter Post meeting Tuesday. A variety of business topics came before the 22 members in attendance, including building roof repairs and ...

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Kiwanis P.M. President Kenny Lamb welcomes Rita Smith as the guest speaker. Smith is one of the volunteers working on the Stuff the Bus campaign for the House of Compassion.

Stuff the Bus project receives a donation from Kiwanis P.M.

The regular meeting of the Kiwanis P.M. was held on Wednesday at O’Hungry’s at 7 p.m. President Kenny Lamb called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. A gift of $500 was presented to Joa LaVille for use in the Children’s Library. Ann Kent introduced ...

Weeks spotlights kid activities at CIAA for Rotary

Dennis Drager rang the bell to begin the Rotary meeting on Tuesday. Elmwood Country Club was the venue that featured a lunch buffet. Dan Vellinga led with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance and Sarah Rosenblum gave a news report. Guests included Doug Beals and Bob Untiedt. Untied put in a plug ...

Conservation program heard at Chapter LT

P.E.O. Chapter LT met Monday at 1 p.m. at the GrimesFarm. Mike Stegmann gave an interesting program about projects of the Marshall County Conservation Board. The board is responsible for 29 parks and 17 paved surface trails which are all locally funded. The meeting was opened in due form by ...

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Pictured are the young men with Boys State Chair Don Bailey. From left to right are: Moises Garcia, David Ingram and Luke Pedersen, of Marshalltown; Wyatt Edler and Hunter Pfantz, of State Center, and Joshua Fuller, of Melbourne.

American Legion sends off Boys State candidates

American Legion Post #46 sponsored six young men for the 2017 Hawkeye Boys State program. The Iowa American Legion Hawkeye Boys State program was held June 11-16 at Camp Dodge in Johnston. Marshalltown Legionnaire and Boys State Chair, Don Bailey, selected the six high school juniors from ...

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Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson is welcomed to the Matins Kiwanis by Program Host Keith Bloomquist. Thompson has a goal of making Marshall County the healthiest county in the state.

Thompson tells about Public Health duties

Matins Kiwanis met Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the Salvation Army building and were greeted by President Don Feld. Token Fines were paid by Michael Sills, Beth Stillwell, Feld and Loren Fisher with a Happy Dollar coming from Sills, Feld and Joe Robertson. Winning free breakfasts for next ...

Storytellers Project presented to Noon Optimist; Avenue of Flags discussed

The Noon Optimist Club of Marshalltown met at the Best Western Regency Inn on July 13 with President John Danielson presiding. Rev. Michael Herschberger provided the invocation and the club followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. Greg DeSaulniers presented the community calendar of events to ...

Special Projects program at Chapter MJ

P.E.O. Chapter MJ met Monday evening at the home of Kristin Meyer. Lisa Cooper served as co-hostess. Charlene L. Martin was initiated as a member of Chapter MJ. Three of Chapter MJ’s sisters gave updates and information about some of the important P.E.O. projects: Janice Ott—P.E.O. ...

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Ten members of Chapter BB, P.E.O. traveled to Mount Pleasant for the meeting to visit Old Main at Iowa Wesleyan University, the birthplace of P.E.O.

Chapter BB travels to birthplace of P.E.O.

The regular meeting of Chapter BB was held July 17 at the Old Main Building on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, the birthplace of P.E.O. Hostess was Carolyn Anderson. Before the meeting, 10 Chapter BB members were served a delicious lunch at the home of Chapter NZ ...

VFW Auxiliary discusses upcoming activities

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Post 839 met on Tuesday at the Post Home. The meeting started at 6:30 p.m. There were 19 members present. Linda Tasler, president, conducted the meeting according to the ritual. July General Orders were read. The Pledge of Allegiance was spoken. The ...

GiGi’s Playhouse topic at Evening Lions

The Marshalltown Evening Lion’s met last Wednesday night at the Salvation Army. After calling the club to order, saying the Pledge of Allegiance, singing “My Country tis of Thee” and giving an invocation, the club enjoyed a meal. President Janelle Hawk then introduced, Kelcy Gabriel, ...

Legion Auxiliary visited by Honor Guard commander

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #46 met July 11 at the Post Home. Hostesses for the evening were Mary Alice Groff and Letha Morgart. The meeting was called to order by President Arlene Kremer. Minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurer’s report were read and approved. Guest Ken ...

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Morning Optimist Club Co-President Linda Moore thanks Dr. Robert L. Moore for speaking about the Central Iowa Art Association at a recent club meeting. As acting President of the CIAA Board of Directors, Moore related the history of the organization which has been in existence since 1944.

History of CIAA shared at Morning Optimists

The Marshalltown Morning Optimist Club held its weekly meeting on Tuesday at The Brew House. Co-President Linda Moore opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of reflection. Ray Helland reported that the Junior Optimist Club, the Optimist Bobcat Club, has grown to 30 ...

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Members of the Hardin County 100+ Women Who Care organization presented a check for $7,400 to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for use at the Gunderson Nature Park in Eldora.

Hardin Women Who Care donate to Gunderson Nature Park

ELDORA — A collective gift from 100+ Women Who Care Hardin County of $7,400 was recently presented to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for the Gunderson Nature Park in Eldora. The 25-acre prairie, wetland and mixed woodland park was donated to the City of Eldora by Bob and Mary Lou ...

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Matins Kiwanis Program Chair Andy Schwandt introduced Kathleen Brown, director of athletics at Marshalltown Community College who gave a program on the different dynamics that make up MCC athletics.

Brown speaks to Matins Kiwanis on Marshalltown CC athletics

Matins Kiwanis met Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the Salvation Army building and were greeted by Glen Christen. Token Fines were paid by Lyle Weber, Andy Schwandt, Don Feld, Loren Fisher and Frank Moran with Happy Dollars coming from Feld and Alan Hilleman. The “Best Associate Member” ...

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Lioness members receiving perfect attendance certificates were: Dianne Maile (26 years), Dianna Freiboth (16 years), Charlotte McGinty (16 years), Edith Podhajsky (14 years), Dessa Hattenfield (5 years), Margaret Kroener (5 years), Lou Benskin (4 years), Mary Bryant (2 years), Dorothy Cahill (2 years), Bob Maile (2 years), Kathy Sievers (2 years). In addition, five-year perfect attendance pins were awarded to Hattenfield and Kroener.

Lioness award perfect attendance certificates

The Marshalltown Lioness held its July meeting at the First United Church of Christ on Monday with President Dianne Maile presiding. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance and Martha Fisher leading the singing of “God Bless America.” Following the salad supper provided by Lioness ...

Liscomb Auxiliary hears about Girls State

LISCOMB — The Liscomb Legion Auxiliary Unit 87 met on July 6 at the Community Church in Union for a noon potluck. President Sharon Hatch gave a welcome and a meal prayer was given by junior member Kerrigan Hatch. Guests were Lauren Mosher, her mother Brenda and Jean Drury. The program was ...

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Kiwanis “Noon” member Harold Cline welcomes Central Iowa Art Association Director Keeley Weeks who presented a program on the history of the Art Association in Marshalltown.

Weeks speaks about history of CIAA

The Kiwanis Club of Marshalltown “Noon” held its regular meeting Tuesday at the American Legion Hall, 1301 S. Sixth St. President Linda Dodd Smith called the meeting to order. After the pledge to the flag, Harold Cline led a prayer. The executive director, Keeley Weeks, of the Central ...

Linn Creek Arts Festival is Rotary program

The July 11 lunch meeting of the Marshalltown Rotary got underway at Elmwood Country Club with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Dan Vellinga followed by recognition of the July birthdays by Bonnie Lowry. Lowry also noted anniversaries of membership. President Dennis Drager invited ...

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Kiwanis P.M. donated $300 to the Central Iowa Art Association to help with the costs of art camps. Pictured from left are: Martha Edgeton, Katelyn Zatovich and Keeley Weeks, of the CIAA; Rose Wagner and Ann Kent.

P.M. Kiwanis convene and tour IVH

The Kiwanis P.M. convened at The Iowa Veterans Home for supper and a tour of the facility. Marshalltown can be very proud to be the home of such a beautiful and comfortable home setting for Veterans in declining health and their spouses. Aimee Deimerly graciously gave us some background and ...