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April 19, 2017

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One Holiday - Two Different Ways to Celebrate

    On Sunday people around the world celebrated Easter. As is another major holiday, many remember the religious reason for the season, but they also celebrate the alternate version of the holiday celebration.
    Christians remember Jesus' sacrifice throughout lent and especially around the back half of the week preceding Easter with Holy Week services and rituals. At Danbury Catholic School, students commemorated Jesus' final hours as they held their annual living Stations of the Cross. To the left, Brayden Doty portraying Jesus as he dies on the cross. Beside him is Joseph Ortner as a soldier.
    Christians (and non-Christians alike) also spend time at Easter to celebrate with bright color eggs and an Easter bunny. In Danbury, the Easter Eggstravaganza was held Saturday morning. Unlike previous egg hunts, this event gave the kids a chance to participate in a variety of activities to get eggs, make food, and get fun stuff. Below, a couple kids try to get eggs in the Eggplunk game. Photo by Zach Craig. Thanks, Zach!
    Pictures from both events are in this week's Review. They will also be online at later this week.

Danbury, Anthon Blood Drives April 26

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – LifeServe Blood Center donors are true life savers! When blood donors roll up their sleeves, it only takes one hour to donate one pint of blood, which will save the lives of up to three local hospital patients.             Become a hero today by donating blood!
    The blood drive will be held in Anthon on Wednesday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at MVAO Middle School.
    The Danbury Community Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, April 26th from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Danbury Fire Station. 
    Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800.287.4903. Walk-ins are also welcome.    
    LifeServe Blood Center was established in April, 2010 when The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank.  As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to more than 100 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.  LifeServe is committed to saving lives by providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients.  For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit

Concerned Citizens Learn About Human Trafficking

    This world is dangerous, and it doesn't seem that it will be getting any safer in the future. To help our area citizens learn about an increasing problem, Danbury Ambulance Service hosted a presentation on human trafficking.
    Stephanie Olson from The Set Me Free Project out of Omaha spoke to the crowd on Tuesday, April 11th. She told them how traffickers choose and groom their victims without the victim even realizing they are in danger. She also told of signs to watch for wihich indicate signs of grooming. In the trafficking world, grooming means gaining the trust of the victim and encouraging them to believe that being trafficked is acceptable. The presentation was eye opening to those who were able to attend.

Corn Days Holding Design Contest

    What's a tee without a design? Boring!!!!
    The Corn Days committee is planning to sell t-shirts this year, but we don't want boring shirts. Thus, we are holding a design contest


Mapleton Library to hold Friends Spring Fever

    The Mapleton Friends of the Library will be hosting "Friends Spring Fever" on May 4 at 7:00 pm. There will be a garden swap. Bring items to swap,


Ortner Earns USD Academic Scholarship

    Vermillion, S.D. – Bradley Ortner has earned a $7,000 Coyote Commitment Distinction Scholarship from the University of South Dakota. Ortner, the son of Ed and Jane Ortner


St. John's Methodist to Hold Potato Bake Bar

Triumphant Sound Quartet to Perform

    St. John's United Methodist Church in Mapleton will be serving a potato bake bar supper on Sunday, April 30th, serving from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.


Maple Heights Employees Receive Dementia Training

    MAPLETON, Iowa – Angella DeVries RN, Tonya Funkhouser LPN, Tabitha Wagner CNA, and Latisha Watson CNA, attended "A Day with Teepa Snow", Teepa Snow introduced the best practices


MVAO FCCLA Members Attend State Leadership Conference

Weber, Hoelscher Receive Awards

    Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport, Des Moines - Leading4Change was the theme at this year's annual Iowa FCCLA State Leadership Conference.


Danbury's Easter Eggstravaganza Revisited

Photos by Zach Craig. Thanks, Zach!

Random Thoughts

    A funny thing happened while I attempted to make my way to the post office with last week's Review. Well I thought it was funny. After the fact. It was definitely a new experience for me!


Slices of Life By Jill Pertler

Grilling Revisited

    We never mastered the barbecue grill. Oh, we tried, of course – in the early years of our marriage.
    We charred countless chicken breasts and burned a multitude of steaks.



    The Danbury City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:00 PM in council chambers with Mayor Thomas McBride presiding (start time 6:58).


Monona County Extension - The Early Years

    The movement to provide research-based information started with the founding of land-grant colleges, whose role was to bring the research of the university out to the people. 



Date: Monday, April 10, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Middle School Library, Anthon, IA
Present: Wimmer, Pierce, Flanigan, Kennedy
Absent: Clausen arrived at 6:48 PM.


Operation Valiant Veteran

    Do you know any veteran(s) who have passed away that you would like remembered for his/her service to our country? Send the name(s) to us at The Danbury Review,


Northey Comments on Iowa Crops Progress and Condition Report

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA


Iowa Preliminary Weather Summary

By Harry Hillaker, State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

    Temperatures were well above seasonal normals except from Tuesday (11th) into Wednesday morning (12th). A freeze was recorded


On Golden Pond

A Special Projects of HOPE Night to Benefit Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

    Sioux City — The LAMB Arts Regional Theatre presents "On Golden Pond," a dramatic comedy on Friday, May 5 at LAMB. This special Projects of HOPE Night


Monona County Cattlemen Scholarship Available

    The Monona County Cattlemen's Association will once again be offering $1000.00 scholarships for high school seniors.
    To be eligible to apply, the student's


Recycle Day

    The next recycle pick up is Thursday, April 27th.

Rosary Society Meeting

    The St. Mary's Rosary Society in Danbury will meet on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m.

Community Club Meeting

    The Danbury Community Club will hold its next meeting on May 3rd at Dana Hall. Happy hour begins at 7:00; dinner will be served at 7:30; and the meeting will commence at 8:00.

Friends of the Library Bake Sale

    The Friends of the Library Bake Sale will be Saturday, May 6th beginning at 10:00.

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