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Retired school personnel hear program on history

The Marshall County Retired School Personnel Association met Oct. 21 at the Fisher Community Center. The program “Iowa Culture and History” was presented by Jessica Rundlett from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

She spoke and showed pictures of many interesting, but not well known sites in the state: the Fenelon Elevator in Dubuque, the Ice Cream Capital of the World museum in Le Mars, the site of the first moving train robbery by Jesse James near Adair, the Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel in Mason City and the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah.

Each topic began with the question “Who knows where? These and others are on a free mobile App from Apple or Google Play Store.

The meeting was called to order by president Carole Permar. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung. Minutes were read by Barb Vana. The treasurer’s report was read. MCRSPA has 88 members; 26 were present. In old business, it was noted that association needs to upNov. 3, 2019 its by-laws.

Anita Fagen-Miller, president of the IRSPA, gave a report on the recent state meeting in Denison.

The social committee of Keith and Diane Oleson, Linda Ruiter, Lavonne Hildahl and Ardell Downey was thanked.