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Quilt of Valor presented in Conrad

The Conrad American Legion Auxiliary Unit 681 recently presented Quilts of Valor to two area veterans, Don Vreeland and Bob Slinker. Legion Auxiliary and Legion Post member Laurie Wanken presents Vreeland with one of the quilts she prepared. Vreeland was in World War II serving in the navy for ...

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Morning Optimist Club member Doug Noid, right, welcomes guest speaker Rita Smith, who explained the process of the annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply give-away at a recent club meeting. Smith is one of the 54 volunteers who assist with receiving, sorting, distributing and shopping for the hundreds of backpacks full of supplies that are given to qualifying families prior to the beginning of the school year.

Stuff the Bus’ at Morning Optimist

The Marshalltown Morning Optimist Club held its weekly meeting Tuesday at The Brew House. Co-President Linda Moore opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of reflection. Dorothy McHone reported that the storage shed for flags will be open at 6:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the ...

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Fire Department Chaplain David Shearer, left, is welcomed to Kiwanis “Noon” by member Harold Cline as he presented a program on the history of the department.

­Fire Chaplain delivers program on department history

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. Happy Dollars were donated by Ken Smith, Jim Bacino and ...

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Slinker presented with Quilt of Valor

Laurie Wanken of the Conrad American Legion Auxiliary Unit 681, presents a Quilts of Valor to veteran Bob Slinker which she made. Slinker was inducted into the Navy in 1944 and took basic training in Idaho. He was a navigator giving signals with flags to boats after training in ...

Matins Program Host Kevin Hitchins introduced Jacey Stewart from ARC as the guest speaker at this
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Program on ARC presented by Stewart

Matins Kiwanis met Thursday morning at the Salvation Army building at 6:30 a.m. and were greeted by Steve Bolar. Token Fines were paid by Don Feld, Martha Schwandt, Frank Moran, Chris Reid and Kevin Hitchins with Happy Dollars coming from Moran and Feld. Beth Stillwell solicited ...

Members of P.E.O. Chapter LT met on Monday with the program for the meeting being the solar eclipse. Following the viewing of the eclipse with the glasses or homemade viewing boxes, a regular meeting was conducted

Chapter LT members view eclipse

P.E.O. Chapter LT met Monday at the Fisher Community Center. Members gathered in the parking lot to view the solar eclipse. We enjoyed sharing the experience. Several brought the dark glasses and others made viewing boxes which were shared. The meeting was opened in due form by President Gina ...

Lynn Olberding accepts a donation from Marshalltown Rotary to support a scholarship for the upcoming Iowa Valley Leadership classes

Wright highlights key medical appointments

The Aug. 22 lunch meeting of the Marshalltown Rotary got underway at Elmwood Country Club with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Nancy Steveson. Carol Hibbs introduced guest Lance Horbach and then welcomed Dustin Wright as the newest member of Rotary upon his membership transfer from the ...

iwanis P.M. President Kenny Lamb presented a check in the amount of $400 to Terry Gray in support of the Marshalltown Youth Foundation’s ongoing work with local children.

Youth foundation supports activities program at Kiwanis

The regular meeting of the Kiwanis P.M. was held Wednesday at O’Hungry’s. Kenny Lamb called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Ann Kent introduced the speaker, Terry Gray, a member of the Marshalltown Youth Foundation board. As an ...

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Matins Kiwanis members Alan Hilleman and Frank Moran welcome Marit Beisner and her son Luke along with their Black Lab, Victor, as they presented a program on Retrieving Freedom program for the training of therapy and service dogs that is closely working with Wartburg College.

Retrieving Freedom service dog program at Matins

Matins Kiwanis met Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the Salvation Army building and were greeted by Andy Schwandt. After the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation the buffet breakfast was served with Paul Heckman and Ray Goodman. A Token Fine was paid by Frank Moran and Happy Dollars donated ...

Quilt Sew-ciety to meet on Aug. 1

The Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety will hold its monthly meeting on Aug. 1 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1011 S. Third Ave., Marshalltown. The group did not meet in July to observe Independence Day. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. meeting. The program for the night will ...

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Kiwanis P.M. President Kenny Lamb welcomed Melanie Shellenberger, from the Secretary of State’s office, as she presented a program on the Safe at Home program monitored by her office.

Safe at Home program given at Kiwanis P.M.

The regular meeting of the Kiwanis P.M. was held Wednesday at O’Hungry’s. President Kenny Lamb called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Rose Wagner introduced guest speaker Melanie Shellenberger, from Des Moines representing Safe at ...

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Heidi Drager displays a World Bicycle Relief bicycle to a Rotarian crowd at their weekly luncheon. It will be a district project for the Marshalltown Rotary club to provide these utilitarian units in developing countries.

Barske speaks to Rotary about Iowa Ideas

Dennis Drager rang the bell to get the final Rotary meeting of July underway. Guest flutist Krystal Randall joined regular weekly pianist Arlene Selby in performing a summer- time jazz medley. Formalities necessitated a special meeting of the general membership to elect a director to the ...

Splash 4 Life program at Morning Optimist

The Marshalltown Morning Optimist Club held its weekly meeting 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 new meeting bell has arrived for the youth club, the Optimist Bobcat ...

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Mike Gowdy welcomes Luisa Ortega to the Kiwanis “Noon” meeting to present an update on the Marshalltown Fourth of July fireworks display and the plans for the future.

Fireworks show update presented by Ortega

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. Happy Dollars were donated by Dodd Smith. Mike Gowdy ...

Chase talks about CAPS programs at Noon Optimists

The Noon Optimist Club of Marshalltown met at the Best Western Regency Inn on July 20 with President John Danielson presiding. Rev. Michael Herschberger provided the invocation and the club followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. Larry Park presented the community calendar of events to the ...

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Elks Lodge #312 hold Family Night

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Elks Lodge #312 recently held its July family night with host John and Helen Sagar. Bob Streeter was honored for an award he recently received from the Iowa Veterans Home for his volunteer services. He was also given a Long Term Service award for 15 years volunteer service. ...

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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 ...