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Garden Club to feature program on invasive weeds

Unwanted and invasive plants are threats to gardens and landscapes as well as agricultural fields and natural areas. The Marshalltown Garden Club announces that Bob Hartzler will take the podium as guest speaker at the upcoming meeting at 1 p.m. on June 5 to identify some of these persistent ...

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District Governor Elect Judy Stone and Tail Twister Kevin Lageschulte present Tim Fienup with the Evening Lions “Lion of the Year” award.

Fienup named Lion of the Year for Evening Lions

The Marshalltown Evening Lions had another busy month. It started at the first meeting hearing the history of the eye glass sorting from Jim Bagnall. You may have seen Lions’ members around town collecting used eyeglasses. The sorting location is provided for us by Vic and Gail Hellberg. The ...

VFW Patriot's Pen

VFW Post and Auxiliary 839

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Phoebe Hermanson, a home-schooled student, won a third place state award in the Patriot’s Pen writing contest. She won the contest locally at VFW Post and Auxiliary 839, Third District contest and the third place at the state level. She received a certificate and monetary ...

Matins Kiwanis hear program on the Ardent Wellness Center

Matins Kiwanis met May 18 at 6:30 a.m. in the Salvation Army building and were greeted by Larry Kester. After the Pledge of Allegiance the invocation was given by Kester. The Buffet Breakfast was served and Token Fines were paid by Tammie Frederick and Loren Fisher with Happy Dollars coming ...

Program on Jonathon House presented at MCRSPA

The Marshall County Retired School Personnel Association met at Fisher Community Center on May 15. The program was by Carter Strand telling about the Jonathon House for orphans in Central African Republic. He has been involved with the orphans since 2012. The orphanage currently has 31 children ...

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The Izaak Walton League, Marshall County Chapter, announces the award of two scholarships to area students. At left is Jared Matthew Riemenschneider, center is Ikes President Charles Strobbe and Allison Renee Stegmann.

Izaak Walton League awards two grants for 2017

Winners for 2017’s Izaak Walton League college scholarship awards were presented to the Jared Riemenschneider and Allison Stegmann on May 10. The local Ikes Chapter receives applications each year prior to March 15. From those applications, the Ikes board members evaluate and approve grants. ...

Binford House plans for Murder Mystery Dinner

The Marshalltown Federation of Women’s Club Board will be sponsoring a Murder Mystery Dinner Event on June 24, at Binford House, 110 N. Second Ave., Marshalltown. This intriguing event will be at 5:30 p.m at the 1874 Victorian Binford House with instructions and clues given while the various ...

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These Marshalltown High School students performed for the Starpha women’s group at the Orpheum Theater on May 16. Pictured from left, are Ma Tway, Isabella Pedersen, Nick Cooper and Phoebe Osgood.

­MHS students perform for Starpha

Four Marshalltown High School students visited a luncheon for the local women’s group Starpha and provided entertainment during a meeting held on May 16 at the Orpheum’s Black Box Theater. Students Ma Tway, Isabella Pedersen, Nick Cooper and Phoebe Osgood performed for the Starpha group ...

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Beta Sigma Phi fundraiser

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO On April 21, The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held a fundraiser for Splash 4 Life. The chapter reported raising $1,070 for the non-profit organization, which will be put towards building a memorial splash pad in Marshalltown. For more information about Splash 4 ...

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Mike Gowdy welcomes Jennifer Hart, recreation director of Marshalltown Park & Rec, to the Noon Kiwanis Club as she laid out summer family-friendly activities.

Hart talks about Aquatic Center and Oktemberfest

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, Laurel Phipps ...

VFW Auxiliary advocates help for veterans

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Post 839 and Post members met on Tuesday and served a meal for Phoebe Hermanson and her family as the Patriotic Pen third place winner at state level. Jerry Black presented her the check from the Department Post. The meeting started at 6:45 p.m. There ...

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Fifth grade students were honored at the Youth Appreciation Luncheon by the Noon Optimists. Pictured front row (left to right): Esmeralda Chavez Gomez; Aylin Gonzalez; Kout Kout Paw; Stephanie Lizarde; Claire Bohan; Layla Buschbom; Naomi Lucht; back row: ThaJMo; Jose Rico; Jose Garcia; Julian Yepez; Jacob Thiessen; Jacob Gudith; Ian Meyer; Johnathan Edel; Isaac Rico Nunez. Absent (not pictured): Alendra Ramirez.

Noon Optimists honor students and parents Youth Appreciation Luncheon

The Noon Optimist Club of Marshalltown met at the Marshalltown Public Library on May 11 for the Club’s annual Youth Appreciation Luncheon, whereby the club recognizes outstanding fifth grade students throughout Marshall County. The meeting opened with an Optimist Creed video. Noon Optimist ...

Local VFW advances activities

Marshalltown Veterans of Foreign Wars continued discussions on coming activities and held installation ceremonies for 2017-18 officers during Tuesday’s monthly meeting. With Harry C. Harter Post 839 Commander Dallas Clark presiding, the 19 veterans in attendance, following prayers by ...

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Arlene Selby was presented Honorary Membership into the Marshalltown Rotary Club. Selby has shared her music with the club since 1994.

Iowa’s penal system topic of discussion at Rotary

After some fine dining at Elmwood Country Club, Dennis Drager rang the bell to get the May 16 Marshalltown Rotary meeting under way. John Fink led in prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Carol Hibbs, Mark Osmundson, Mary Giese and Bob Moore introduced guests. Guests included Unity Point President ...

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A group from 100+ Women Who Care Hardin County presented a check to Sandy Trampe in the amount of $7,300 for support of the Steamboat Rock Library renovation project.

Steamboat Rock Library receives donation from Hardin Women Who Care

ELDORA — 100+ Women Who Care Hardin County recently presented a check in the amount of $7,300 to the Steamboat Rock Library to support the expansion and renovation of the library. “The library’s goal is to maintain quality services, resources and learning opportunities through a variety ...

Crime Stoppers program at Noon Optimist

The Noon Optimist Club of Marshalltown met at the Best Western Regency Inn on Thursday with President John Danielson presiding. Rev. Michael Herschberger provided the invocation and the club followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. No guests were in attendance besides the meetings guest speaker. ...

Sigma Master Chapter celebrates Mother’s Day

Sigma Master Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi met for Mother’s Day salad luncheon at the home of Jan Keller with her mother, Louise Powers hosting on Tuesday. Table was decorated with a rose vase surrounded with chocolate for each member. The meeting opened with Keller reading a Memorial Tribute for ...

City Manager Kinser tells Noon Lions of goals for Marshalltown

After lunch, group singing, the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer, The Marshalltown Noon Lions Club, on Monday led by President Wally Paige turned to Program Chairman Allan Thoreson for introduction of the program of the day. Presented to the club was Marshalltown City Manager, Jessica Kinser, ...

Lioness Club hears year end total of KidSight screenings in Marshall County

The Marshalltown Lioness met on Monday at the First United Church of Christ. The evening began with the Pledge of Allegiance following by the group singing “God Bless America.” A potluck supper furnished by club officers followed. Dianne Maile, KidSight coordinator, reported on the year ...

American Legion members hold meeting, discuss Freedom Rock

Commander Randy Kessler formally opened the meeting at 7:05 p.m. In the newly remodeled lower level of the post home. As is customary in all meetings the Commander calls for all members to come to attention and salute the flag and the chaplain Don Bailey gave the opening prayer. Sgt-at-Arms Bob ...