Club News

Noon Optimists Club hears about Primary Health Care

The Noon Optimist Club of Marshalltown met at the Best Western Regency Inn on May 18 with President John Danielson presiding. Rev. Michael Herschberger provided the invocation and the club followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. Guests in attendance were Tracy Mentor and the guest speaker for ...

Pathway of Hope program at Matins Kiwanis

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

Lang presented the Galloway Award

The Marshalltown Morning Optimist Club held their weekly meeting Tuesday at The Brew House. Co-President Linda Moore opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of reflection. Guests present were Sgt. Rick Lang, Teresa Lang, Carol Lang, Lt Ron Ohrt, Chief Mike Tupper and ...

New Alliant plant topic 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, Harold Cline led a prayer. Happy Dollars were donated by Mike Gowdy and Jim ...

Club Briefs, May 28, 2017

Cottey College program at Chapter BB The regular meeting of Chapter BB was held Monday at the Ember’s Coffee Shop with Barb Ytzen as hostess and LaDonna Allison, Irene Sheeler and Dorothy Stone serving on the tea committee. Allison gave a presentation about the P.E.O. Project, Continuing ...

VFW presents flag

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Nancy (Gunderson) Myers’ father, Charles O. Gunderson served eight months in the European Theater, 41st Engineers in World War II, U.S. Army. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 839 presented her a United States Flag at their May meeting. The Flag will be display at the Toledo ...

Elks honor scholarship winners

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Marshalltown Elks Lodge #312 received word that three scholarships were offered by the Iowa State Elks Association to area seniors. The scholarships are in conjunction with the Most Valuable Scholarship as part of the National Elks Foundation program. The Marshalltown Elks ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

­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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...