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Past-president Carol Hibbs and sponsor Curt Hoff are seen with Robert Thomas (center), the most recent member inducted into the Marshalltown Rotary club.

Giese gives program to Rotary on sculpture ‘Drills’

The March 21 meeting of the Marshalltown Rotary opened with prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Bobby Shomo. Guests included Heidi Dalal, Sheri Larsen and Charissa Barret. Past president Carol Hibbs then presided over the induction of newest member Robert Thomas. Hibbs noted the tradition of ...

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Pictured are Dee McCoy, Margaret Kroener and Judy Sheldon who shared with the Marshalltown Lioness souvenirs and stories of their trip to Israel.

Trip to Israel program at Lioness

The Marshalltown Lioness met at the First United Church of Christ on March 13. President Robert Maile opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, Martha Fisher lead the singing of “God Bless America” and Maile welcomed program speakers, Judy Sheldon and Dee McCoy, and other guests Al ...

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Eric Goslinga, left, is welcomed to the Tuesday Noon Kiwanis meeting by member Jim Bacino. Goslinga presented a program on the Sea Cadet organization and the Marshall County cadets.

Sea Cadets program presented at Noon Kiwanis

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, the Lord’s Prayer was recited in unison. Happy Dollars were donated by Mike Gowdy ...

Lions hear DNR Officer Thompson

GARWIN — Garwin Lions Club Program Chairman, introduced Department of Natural Resources Officer Roger Thompson as he presented the program for the Garwin Lions Club meeting. Thompson visited about the new things going on at Union Grove Lake. Cabins are being restored, the recent dredging ...

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Elementary students with winning essays are from left to right: Jacob Hayes, Lauren Keller, Raegan Tolle, Michael Martinez, William Grommet and Saxon Hancock. Back row, left to right: Deloris Clayton, Post 839 contest chairperson; Tammy Hayes, Home School teacher; Melissa Keller, Home School teacher; Hollee Tolle, Home School teacher; Mrs. Boone, St. Francis teacher; absent because of illness was Mrs. Davis, St. Francis teacher, and Kari Hancock, Home School teacher.

VFW Auxiliary Post 839 elementary essay winners

The Elementary Contest Winners, families and teachers were guests at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 839 on March 21. After the meal served by the Auxiliary these students received certificates and monetary awards from the Auxiliary. The Third Grade essays were titled: “I Love America ...

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Police Chief Mike Tupper and Chairman of the Crime Stoppers Board Todd Steinkamp were welcomed to Kiwanis P.M. by President Kenny Lamb. Tupper updated the club on the great impact Crime Stoppers has made nationwide in bringing criminals to justice.

Crime Stoppers program at Kiwanis P.M.

Kiwanis P.M. held its regular meeting at O’Hungry’s on March 22. President Kenny Lamb called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. He introduced guests Al Hoop, Chief Mike Tupper and Todd Steinkamp. We welcomed home our long absent member ...

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Tuesday Musical Club members performed Mendelssohn, Brahms and Bach compositions at the Fisher Community Center Art Gallery. Back row from left to right are Cynthia Augspurger, Marsha Bristley, Jan Randall, Christine Norman, Mary Giese. Front row are Dr. Allison Brown, guest violinist, and Judy Erion.

‘Sterling Silver Classics’ at Tuesday Musical

“Sterling Silver Classics” was the name of the program at the mid-March meeting of Tuesday Musical Club. As sterling silver is considered to be very valuable and lasting, so were the compositions of Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms and Johann Sebastian Bach that were presented. “Trio ...

Central Iowa Special Olympics event topic at Noon Optimist Club

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

Marshalltown VFW Post 839 cites benefactors

Marshalltown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 839 reviewed ongoing activities and began setting up the 2017-18 year during Tuesday’s monthly session. Commander Dallas Clark, presiding over the Harry C. Harter Post meeting, asked first call on officer elections. Judging from nominations, it ...

Compassionate Friends group to meet on April 4

The Compassionate Friends, a grief support group that deals with the death of a child, no matter what the age, invites any bereaved parents to attend our monthly meetings. It meets the first Tuesday of each month at the First Friends Church, 2409 S. Sixth St., Marshalltown. The April 4 ...

‘The Star’ program by Olson at Chapter BB

The regular business meeting of P.E.O. Chapter BB met March 20 at the home of Bobbie Olson. LaDonna Allison and Erika Miller served as the tea committee. Chaplain, Mandy Abernathy, shared devotions with members. Vice-President, Sylvia Lowrance presided over the meeting with 22 members answering ...

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Morning Optimists name Drager ‘Citizen of the Year’

The Morning Optimist Club of Marshalltown will host its 2017 Citizen of the Year Roast to honor Dennis Drager on April 6 at Elmwood Country Club. Drager was selected by previous honorees to acknowledge his active involvement in numerous local as well as global community causes. At the local ...

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Kiwanis P.M. donates to Mega-10 Park

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Members of Kiwanis P.M. presented a check for the Mega-10 Park the morning of March 10 to Ann Selness at the Park & Recreation office. In the picture from left to right are: Martha Edgeton, Rose Wagner, Julie Walters, Peggy Lamb and Selness. The $500 check represents ...

Legion Auxiliary Spring Conference report

LISCOMB — Marshall County Spring Conference for the American Legion Auxiliary was held on March 11 at the Liscomb Community Center hosted by Liscomb Unit #87. Registration started at 9 a.m. A light breakfast was served by the Liscomb ladies. A board meeting was held before the conference ...

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Noon Kiwanis member Ken Smith welcomes Marshall County Conservation Director Mike Stegmann who shared special upcoming events with the club.

Upcoming conservation events shared with Noon Kiwanis Club

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, the Lord’s Prayer was recited in unison. Happy Dollars were donated by Deb Ewoldt ...

IVH volunteer program topic at Entre Nous

Entre Nous Club met at Binford House on March 7 for its regular luncheon meeting with 11 members and one guest present. Hostesses were Joyce Bayne and Mary Quam. President Mary Lou Tappe opened the meeting with members reciting The American’s Creed. Minutes were approved as read. Secretary ...

Club Briefs, March 19, 2017

Green Mountain train wreck program at Central Modular The Iowa Central Modular Railroad group will meet at 7 p.m. on March 28 in room A of the Fisher Community Center, 709 S. Center St., visitors are welcome. The program will be Dave Shearer showing pictures and telling about the Green ...

Convention and Visitors Bureau the topic at Noon Optimist

The Noon Optimist Club of Marshalltown met at the Best Western Regency Inn on Thursday with President John Danielson presiding. Rev. Mike Herschberger provided the invocation and the club followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. One guest was in attendance; Charissa Bassett, administrator at ...

Rotary hears from director of Iowa Alliance for Arts Education

The Tuesday meeting of Marshalltown Rotarians opened with prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Nancy Steveson. Val Ruff, Jacque Wyant, Bill Fitzgerald, Curt Hoff and Steveson all had guests on hand. New member Dan Vellinga talked about his background, noting he is a proud member of MHS class ...

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Leger promotes community pride at Noon Lions

Presenting the program for the Noon Lions Club on Monday was Kyley Leger, representing Vision Marshalltown. Leger, a native of Marshalltown, was recently chosen to head up a newly established effort encouraging local citizens to recognize and reflect the advantages of living in the community. ...