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Brandon Ruopp, newly installed worshipful master of Marshall Lodge No. 108, A.F. & A.M., (right) presents Steven Smith with his past master apron.

Marshall Lodge No. 108, A.F. & A.M. installs Ruopp as its master

On Jan. 12, members and guests of Marshall Lodge No. 108, A.F. & A.M. gathered to celebrate the installation of Brandon W. Ruopp as worshipful master and his fellow officers for the year 2017. Ruopp was born in Marshalltown and raised in rural Marshall County. He and his wife Jeana live ...

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Student Rotarians visiting in the month of January are Lay Htoo, Alex Gallentine, TJ Snyder and Carrie Heddens.

Reynolds talks education at Rotary; student Rotarians visit

A full house of Rotarians and guests were on hand for the weekly luncheon meeting at Elmwood Country Club on Jan. 17. Past-president Carol Hibbs filled in for a stranded Bill Fitzgerald to ring the bell. Carrie Barr opened with a Martin Luther King inspired prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. ...

Elder speaks to Kiwanis P.M. about emergency management

The regular meeting of the Kiwanis P.M. was held at Wednesday at O’Hungry’s. President Kenny Lamb call the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Rose Wagner introduced guests Dennis Edgeton and the speaker for the evening Kim Elder. Elder is the ...

VFW Auxiliary discusses upcoming events

The Post and Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 839 met at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday after a chili meal served by the Post. Linda Tasler, president, conducted the meeting according to the ritual. There were nine members present. General Orders were read. The Pledge of Allegiance was ...

Marshalltown VFW reviews busy agenda

Marshalltown Veterans of Foreign Wars members aired a host of topics during their Tuesday session, including potential fundraising activities. Following a pre-meeting chili meal, Harry C. Harter Post 839 Commander Dallas Clark presided over the 25 veterans in attendance. Honor Guard update ...

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2017 leaders for the Marshalltown York Rite bodies are (left to right): Donald D. Lynk, Illustrious Master of King Solomon Council No. 20, R. & S.M.; Steven E. Smith, Excellent High Priest of Signet Chapter No. 38, R.A.M. and John M. Klaus, Eminent Commander of St. Aldemar Commandery No. 30, K.T.

Marshalltown York Rite bodies install officers

On Tuesday, members and guests of Signet Chapter No. 38, R.A.M.; King Solomon Council No. 20, R. & S.M. and St. Aldemar Commandery No. 30, K.T. gathered to celebrate the installation of their 2017 officers. A pork loin dinner was provided by Gregory Andersen who was assisted by Benjamin ...

Valentine Dinner planned at Binford House

Feb. 11, at the 1874 Victorian Binford House, will be the second Valentine Dinner sponsored by the Binford House Board. Bring your special friend for the catered meal by Leona McDonough of Heavenly Breads that will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner at 6:15 p.m. Guests ...

100 Women Who Care to begin sixth year

Who has given more than $228,400 to Marshall County charities and projects in just 15 one-hour meetings? 100 Women Who Care began its sixth year of existence on Monday at another of their signature 1-hour meetings. The group meets at 5:30 p.m. and by 6:30 p.m. they will have heard from three ...

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David Moody, manager of H & K Enterprises and pork producer from near Nevada, presented a program on pork from raising to cooking at the recent Lioness meeting.

Program on pork at Marshalltown Lioness

The Marshalltown Lioness met at the First United Church of Christ on Monday. Following the catered dinner, the program was given by David Moody, manager of H & K Enterprises, a pork producer who raises about 100 sows at a time and is located near Nevada. Moody gave a program on how people ...

Binford House Board recognizes three retiring members

The Marshalltown Federation of Womens Clubs Board recognized three retiring board members Thursday with a luncheon at Binford House. Jan More, Scott Mason, now of Des Moines, and Mary Quam, received acknowledgement certificates presented by David Giese, board president, for their tireless ...

Genealogical Society roundtable meeting on Jan. 15

Central Iowa Genealogical Society will start it’s 2017 season with a Roundtable Meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Fisher Community Center, Room A, 709 S. Center St., Marshalltown. Roundtable meetings are designed to help members or guests with problems encountered with research over the ...

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A trio of new members were inducted into the Marshalltown Rotary club in January by past-president Carol Hibbs. From the left are Amber Danielson, Dan Vellinga and Amanda Accola.

Rotary hears about Scouting initiatives for local youth, inducts new members

Scouting was the program topic at the Tuesday Marshalltown Rotary meeting held at Elmwood Country Club. President-elect Dennis Drager called the meeting to order and Carrie Barr opened with prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Guests included Mark Williams and Kevin Eipperle with the ...

MHS basketball program discussed at Noon Optimist

The Noon Optimist Club of Marshalltown met at the Best Western Regency Inn on Thursday with President John Danielson presiding. Pastor Mike Herschberger provided the invocation and the club followed with the Pledge of Allegiance.   Danielson presented a recent thank-you letter the club ...

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Kiwanis Noon Club member Ken Smith presents a check to Betsy Macke in the amount of $250 for use in the Reach Out & Read program.

Reach Out & Read topic at Kiwanis Noon

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, Dodd Smith led the invocation. President Dodd Smith then presented Mike Gowdy a pin ...

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Helen Beyer, right, and Cierra Clemons, seniors at BCLUW, have been chosen by the Conrad American Legion Auxiliary as the 2017 Girls State attendees.

Conrad American Legion Aux. names Girls State attendees

CONRAD — Miss Cierra Clemons and Miss Helen Beyer have been selected by the Conrad American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 681 to attend the annual session of the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State to be held June 18-23 on the campus of Drake University. Clemons is the daughter of Lenni Ann ...

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Pictured from left to right in the back row are: Reece Jacobson, Tucker Schiebel, Ben Kielman, Annie Battles, Spencer Tweedy; middle row: Dar Battles, Grace Rasmussen, Molly Wiese, Danny Kielman, Saxon Hancock and Stephen Blom; front row: Jordyn Forbes, Emma Kielman, Emma Williams, Quinn Weidenaar, Mikayla Tolle, Bergen McDaniel, Arion Hancock and Linda Tasler.

Marshalltown Trailblazers 4-H Club presents quilt of valor

On Jan. 6, The Marshalltown Trailblazers 4-H Club presented a Quilt of Valor, made by the club, to Linda Tasler of the VFW Auxiliary. The club initially intended to give the quilt to her husband, Robert E. Tasler; unfortunately, he passed away before the group was able to get it finished. ...

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Central Iowa Sewing Guild will be sponsoring an event to sew cozy pet bed blankets for the Des Moines Animal Rescue League from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Jan. 21, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huxley. This event is for adults and children of all sewing skill levels.

Sew up some creature comfort with pet blankets

Head on over to a community sewing event to make cozy pet blankets for the Des Moines Animal Rescue League. Better yet, take a child or two with you (ages 4 and up) to help out. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.on Jan. 21 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 102 Lynwood Drive, ...

Legionnaires discuss upcoming events, donations

Commander Randy Kessler opened the meeting at 7 p.m. Robert Popp placed the POW-MIA flag on the empty chair in remembrance of the thousands of Americans still unaccounted for. Don Bailey, Chaplain, gave the opening prayer followed by membership reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and American ...

Park and Rec Advisory Committee holds year-end meeting

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee held its last meeting of the year on Dec. 21 with Jeffrey Sogge, Matt Tulis and Anne Selness present. Minutes of the Aug. 17 and Oct. 19 meetings were approved. Director’s Report: • Update on Mega-10 playground upgrade and funds received ...

Noon Kiwanis begins a new year of meetings

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, Dodd Smith led the invocation. The board of directors approved the monthly reports ...