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Club News

Toastmasters Club makes big wave at Speech Contest

Marshalltown’s award-winning public speaking club, Crosswinds Toastmasters, held its head up high on March 7 in Fort Dodge with notable victories during both the Area International Speech Contest and the Area Speech Evaluation Contest at the Iowa Central Community College. Crosswinds took ...

March Student Rotarians visit Rotary

The Marshalltown Rotary club welcomes student Rotarians for the month of March: Olivia Brintnall, Madison Hunter and Luis Avila Zamora. Not pictured: Josue Martinez Torres.

St. Patrick’s Day Card Party is March 16 at American Legion

The American Legion Auxiliary, Frank Lewis Glick Unit 46 of Marshalltown will be sponsoring its annual St. Patrick’s Card Party at 6 p.m. on March 16 at the post home, lower level, 1301 S. Sixth St. There will be many, many door prizes provided by local merchants and a 50/50 drawing held, ...

History of Tuesday Musical presented

Tuesday Musical Club met at the Mowry Irvine Mansion on Feb. 25. An interesting and entertaining program on the history of the club was presented by Karen Engesser, pictured. Refreshments were served by Michelle Roseburrough and Deborah Nuss.

Sigma Master plans for Bi-State Convention

Caralee Hutchens, president Sigma Master Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi thanked Alice Nicholson for hosting the meeting on Feb. 25 at Dairy Queen, South Center Street.  Eight members and two guests answered the roll call question: “Are you watching the Cubs now on the new Marquee Sports ...

Spinning Wheel Chapter serves rootbeer floats

The Spinning Wheel Chapter NSDAR met in Malloy Hall on Feb. 22 for its annual President’s Day Party with the veterans. Regent Barb Wacha presided over a short business meeting. Diane Hobson and Linda Schaper were hostesses. Bill Wilson provided musical entertainment. Nine chapter members ...

Elks man phone banks

On March 1, Elks from across Iowa got up early and headed to the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines. Elks helped man the phone banks taking donation pledges from family, friends and callers across the state and nation, There was even a pledge from California. ...

Rotary hears of MCC Engagement efforts

A number of guests were on hand with Marshalltown Rotarians to enjoy lunch in the confines of the Orpheum Black Box theater. Dennis and Heidi Drager asked members to join the club in support of the Josh the Otter swim safety program. The club sponsored the kick-off of this program in the ...

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 ...