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Club News

Chapter JU installs officers

The Willows of Marshalltown was the setting as member Ann Bresler hosted the annual March meeting of Chapter JU, P.E.O. The election and installation of officers for the 2020-21 calendar year was held with the following officers installed: front row, left to right: Marlys Smith, president; Alix ...

Chapter MJ honors 50-year member

P.E.O. Chapter MJ met for the regular monthly meeting at Central Rivers AEA at 7 p.m. on March 2. Lisa Cooper served as hostess. Installation of the 2020-21 officers was held: President, Daryl Kelehan; Vice President, Patty Moon; Recording Secretary, Chris Melde; Corresponding Secretary, Marki ...

‘Murder of Anna Weiss’ at Retired School Personnel

The Marshall County Retired School Personnel met at 1 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Fisher Community Center. President Carole Permar introduced Ted Kamatchus who presented the program telling about the “Murder of Anna Weiss,” a cold case from 1893 that had occurred nine miles northeast of ...

Citizen of the Year 2020 honored by Optimists

The Optimist Club of Marshalltown announced that Margaret Gervich will be honored as the 2020 Citizen of the Year at the annual Citizen of the Year Roast on April 2. Gervich was selected by a committee of previous Citizen of the Year honorees, based on her extensive involvement in current ...

Evening Lions hear program on seeing using sound

The Marshalltown Evening Lions met Feb. 19 at Smokin’ G’s for a regular club meeting. Tyler Bell, left, a Marshalltown native, presented a program about his career as an associate professor at the University of Iowa, researching Echo See technology and other ways to help the blind “see” ...

TTT Chapter ET selects two campers

Two Marshalltown girls who will complete fourth grade this spring have been chosen as 2020 TTT Campers by members of Iowa ET, the National TTT Society. Margaret Johnson, camp co-chair, noted that she, Susan Baker and Karen Colwell, had already met with the girls and their families and initial ...

Marshalltown VFW eyes building faults

Upkeep of building facilities at Veterans of Foreign Wars quarters at 107 E. Meadow Lane was among topics during the Feb. 18 meeting. Fundraising for fixing mold and water leakage faults, suggested by Rick Johnson, were public fish fries on March 27, April 10 and April 24, also potential tip ...

Matins hear about Highways 14, 30 projects

Program Host Andy Schwandt introduced Tony Gustafson who is the assistant highway traffic engineer for the 12 counties in central Iowa. He informed the Matins that Highway 14 north of Marshalltown will be closed for 60 days this summer as the deeper ditches, widened shoulders and new concrete ...

Conrad American Legion Auxiliary Unit #681

CONRAD — The Conrad American Legion Auxiliary Unit #681 met at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Conrad Legion Hall. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Veronica Daniel with 12 present. Following opening exercises, Secretary Sarah Kitzman read the Roll Call of Officers answered by ...

Central Chapter #67, O.E.S. to hold vote

Central Chapter #67, O.E.S. will hold a vote to make changes to the by-laws of the Chapter including the change of meeting day, time and vacation months at the 7:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday.

History of Meskwaki people presented at Rotary

Tom McCoy, Bonnie Lowry, Sue Martin, Bob Moore and Zach Tomesch all had guests for the Feb. 25 version of the Marshalltown Rotary luncheon. Marshalltown Police Department officer Andy Cole was on hand to give a recap of the “Shop with a Cop” program and thanked the Rotary Club for its ...

‘Quilts – Tree of Life’ program at Sew-ciety

The Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety will meet Tuesday for its regular monthly meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church. The group is excited to have Valorie Bonk, AQS certified quilt appraiser, as the guest speaker. Bonk will present a trunk show with old and new quilts relating to trees and how they ...

City Horticulturist speaks to Rotary

Jerry Stephens (right) and Nico Aguirre are lining up the February programs for the Marshalltown Rotary Club. Stephens is seen with City Horticulturists Kristin Titus and Gary Fulton who shared their enthusiasm for trees, Trees Forever and efforts to repair the related community landscape.

Chapter JU hears program on Martha-Ellen Tye

Twenty-five members of Chapter JU of the P.E.O. Sisterhood met Feb. 3 at Glenwood Place to enjoy dessert and a presentation by Karn Gregoire about Martha-Ellen Tye, a former Chapter JU member. She detailed the influence Martha-Ellen had on the Marshalltown Community in the past and how it ...

American Legion seeking to expand membership

Under new law any veteran who has served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since Dec. 7,1941 and has been honorably discharged or is still serving is eligible for membership in the American Legion. The American Legion consists of the Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Sons and the ...

YSS gives Matins Kiwanis a tour of new location

Youth Standing Strong Director David Hicks, left, hosted Matins Kiwanis with Program Host Andy Schwandt at their new location at 22 N. Center St. YSS has a staff of 15 that offer 18 effective programs that provide education and treatment to help youth and families be contributing members of ...

Two members of Chapter DA receive 25 year pins

Doris Langenbau and Jean Miller joined Chapter DA on Feb. 2, 1995. Pictured from left to right are Loretta Trullinger presenting 25 year pins, Miller and Langenbau.

Noon Lions welcome new member

The Marshalltown Noon Lions welcomed a new member Charlotte “Hoke” Farr. They also celebrated Jim Bagnall’s 65-year membership and Mel Dostal’s 50-year membership. Farr gave a program on the 1984 Lions International Convention in San Francisco that she and Jack attended.

Election of officers held at Sigma Master

Sigma Master Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi met at Pizza Ranch on Feb. 11 with 11 members, a Member at Large, two guests present and four members excused. President Caralee Hutchens thanked Karen Shipley-Cooper for hosting. Roll call was taken with the question: “How are you celebrating ...

Psi Chapter learns of family development resources

Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Fisher Community Center. President Michelle Ritter greeted members with hot chocolate and tea and an assortment of heart-shaped cookies. The program was presented by and Abra Huffaker Family Development partnership manager for ...