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Program Host for Matins Kiwanis, Frank Moran, right, welcomes Rob Talbot, CEO of Quakerdale, as he brings the history and philosophy of Quakerdale to the club.

Quakerdale is topic for Matins Kiwanis

Matins Kiwanis met Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the Salvation Army building and were greeted by Joe Ludley. Token Fines were paid by Andy Schwandt, Mike Fields, Ludley and Alan Hilleman with Happy Dollars coming from Frank Moran, Glen Christen, Hilleman, Andy and Martha Schwandt and Joe ...

Binford Barn Sale is July 22

The Marshalltown Federation of Women’s Club Board has made plans for the next Binford Barn Sale, 110 N. Second Ave., behind Binford House, to be from 8-11 a.m. on July 22, the same hours as the Farmer’s Market at the Cartright Pavillion next door. The donations of nice kitchen utensils, ...

Shoopman presents program on Medicare fraud

The Noon Optimist Club of Marshalltown met at the Best Western Regency Inn on June 15 with President John Danielson presiding. Rev. Michael Herschberger provided the invocation and the club followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. One guest was in attendance, Nancy Park. Greg DeSaulniers ...

St. Mary’s Class of 1952 celebrates 65 years

On Monday, Class of St. Mary’s High School 1952 met at 8 a.m. Mass with Fr. Tom Braak (‘51 grad) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown to celebrate the 65th Class Anniversary. After Mass, the class had coffee and donuts at the home of Marilyn Naughton, assisted by Gerry Best and ...

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Kiwanis P.M. President Kenny Lamb welcomes Pam Swarts, of the Art and Frame on Main, as she presented a program on art and its impact.

Lions scholarship winners visit Evening Lions

The Evening Lions met last Wednesday at the Salvation Army at 6:30 p.m., and after an excellent meal, we introduced and listened to three Marshalltown High School Lion’s Scholarship winners who were able to bring their families and to receive their $500 scholarships. They were chosen largely ...

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Kiwanis P.M. President Kenny Lamb welcomes Pam Swarts, of the Art and Frame on Main, as she presented a program on art and its impact.

Swarts discusses art with Kiwanis P.M.

The regular meeting of the Kiwanis P.M. was called to order at 7 p.m. on June 21 at O’Hungry’s. President Kenny Lamb called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Ann Kent introduced guest Tina Humrichouse and the speaker Pam Swarts. Swarts is the ...

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NSDAR installs new officers
The Spinning Wheel Chapter NSDAR met June 14 at Fisher Community Center for their annual Flag Day potluck. Guest speaker was Gary Thompson from Early May. State Organizing Secretary Marlys Ankrum installed new officers:  Pauline Smith, librarian; Diane Hobson, treasurer; Janice Juchems, registrar and Karen Shipley-Cooper, vice regent. The next meeting will be in September.

NSDAR installs new officers

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The Spinning Wheel Chapter NSDAR met June 14 at Fisher Community Center for their annual Flag Day potluck. Guest speaker was Gary Thompson from Early May. State Organizing Secretary Marlys Ankrum installed new officers: Pauline Smith, librarian; Diane Hobson, treasurer; ...

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Elks donate to local Girl Scouts

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Marshalltown Elks Lodge #312 annually gives out a donation for summer camp to a local youth organization. This year the Lodge selected to give to the Scouts. Pictured is Brandi Eberle, Girl Scout troop 739 leader on the left, accepting a check for $100 from Lodge #312 Loyal ...

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Elks donate to local Boy Scouts

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Marshalltown Elks Lodge #312 annually gives out a donation for summer camp to a local youth organization. This year the Lodge selected to give to the Scouts. This year the Lodge donated $100 to Boy Scout troop 308. On hand to accept the check from Diane Hunt, Lodge #312 ...

Sudan wells and Green Castle updates at Rotary

Mike Stegmann, long-time director of Marshall County Conservation was on hand to present the day’s program to the Marshalltown Rotary club. The June 20 edition of the luncheon was held in the confines of the ballroom at Elmwood. Richard Graves led the way with a prayer and Pledge of ...

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Members of the TOPS 1440 attended the State Recognition Days in Cedar Rapids and witnessed Kathy W. honored at the Runner-up State Queen. Pictured from left to right front row are: Cheryl M., Kathy W., and Barb M; back row: Judy G., Erin S. and Kathy S.

TOPS 1440 member named state TOPS royalty

The TOPS State Recognition Days were held May 19 and 20 in Cedar Rapids. Kathy W. of the local TOPS 1440 Chapter was honored as the Runner-up State Queen for her weight loss and reaching KOPS status and maintaining that. She received a sash and flowers and was honored on stage during the event. ...

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Matins Kiwanis Program Chair Frank Moran welcomed Heidi Draisey from the YMCA-YWCA who presented the LIVESTRONG program to the group.

LIVESTRONG program presented at Matins Kiwanis

Matins Kiwanis met Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. in the Salvation Army building and were greeted by Tammie Frederick. After the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation the buffet breakfast was served. Token Fines were paid by Frank Moran, Don Feld, Frederick and Alan Hilleman with Happy Dollars ...

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Dan Engesser, left, and Alyce Quastad presented a program on the history of Cleaniac and how it operates today to the Kiwanis “Noon” members.

Cleaniac the topic of discussion 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, Harold Cline led a prayer. Happy Dollars were donated by Laurel Phipps, Jim Bacino ...

Marshalltown VFW reviews busy July agenda

Veterans programs involving disability benefits and military honors for deceased comrades highlighted discussions during Tuesday’s Marshalltown Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting. Pre-planning for a July 29 VFW garage sale also took up business topics. Outgoing Harry C. Harter Post 839 ...

VFW Auxiliary prepares for garage sale

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to Post 839 met on Tuesday. The meeting started at 6:30 p.m. with nine present. Tucker Schiebel’s Patriotic Art picture was displayed. Linda Tasler, president, conducted the meeting according to the ritual. General Orders were read, Pledge of ...

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Morning Optimist Club Co-President Bing McHone welcomes City Administrator Jessica Kinser as the guest speaker at a recent club meeting. Kinser provided updates to several issues that currently concern the City of Marshalltown, such as use of local option sales tax funds, the police and fire department building and enhancing the features of the north side of the city.

Kinser speaks to Optimists on upcoming city issues

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 more flags will need to be built before the flag raising on Flag Day. ...

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Displayed is an example of taking a man’s shirt and repurposing it into a hoodie. This type of sewing challenge will be explored at the Central Iowa Sewing Guild from 9-11 a.m. on June 17 in Huxley.

Sewing Guild Garage Sale set for June 17

HUXLEY — Central Iowa Sewing Guild will host a Sewing Challenge and Fabric/Sewing Garage Sale from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., for the general public, on June 17 at Trinity Methodist Church in Huxley. It’s sewing challenge time! What can you create from men’s old dress shirts? Put on your ...

‘Happily Ever After’ luncheon open to all area women

WELLSBURG — Grundy Area Women’s Connection presents “Happily Ever After” beginning at 12:30 p.m., June 20, with a luncheon at the Wellsburg Memorial Building, 501 N. Adams, Wellsburg, all area women are invited. Speaker for the day will be Arlene Gabrialson from Mankato, Minn., with ...

Liscomb Auxiliary elects new officers

LISCOMB — Liscomb Legion Auxiliary Unit 87 met on June 1 at the Community Church in Union with Dorothy Sorensen as hostess. President Sharon Hatch called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. with five ladies answering roll call telling what event they attended on Memorial Day. Chaplain pro-tem ...

Kiwanis Noon discusses busy June

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 Mike Gowdy and Ken ...