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November 15, 2017

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Vets Teach About Flag Folding at Elementary Schools

    Each year on November 11th the nation thanks their vets for their service to the country.
    Each year members of the Mapleton Legion visit the elementary schools in Mapleton and Danbury and teach the kids flag folding and the meaning of each flag fold. The members also explain how they served the country and answered many questions from their captive audiences - fifth grade at MVAO and fifth and sixth grade at DC.
    Below and to the left, Neal Seuntjens recites to the students in Mapleton the speech said to grieving families when a flag is presented to them during a funeral service. Looking on is Sandy Bubke.
    Below and to the right, Leo Dose and Tom Pierce, with help of Alexis Tarr and Allie Friedrichsen fold a flag while Bubke reads the meaning of the 13 folds.

Garbage Disposal a Growing Problem

    There is a growing problem that people believe the dumpsters at the park, the maintenance shed, and at businesses and the garbage carts behind public buildings are avaialable for personal use. They are not. These waste disposal containers have been paid for by the businesses for their personal use or are for the groups using the public facilities, not for anyone who has garbage.
    If you live in town and need a larger garbage cart or to set up garbage services, please call City Hall at 893-2431.
    Also, a reminder that the recycle dumpster behind the C-Store is for rural recyclers, not for garbage.

Valley Bank Open Houses Wednesday

    The Valley Bank & Trust branches are thankful for their customers, and on Wednesday, November 22nd they will show their appreciation with their open houses in both Danbury and in Mapleton. Refreshments and snacks will be served from 9:00 until 4:00 p.m. In the Thanksgiving spirit, they will be serving pumpkin and pecan bars all day. They wll also be giving two customers from each branch $250 in retail dollars from the respective towns.
    Please plan to attend their Thanksgiving appreciation open house.

Pancakes and Eggs and Sausages, Oh Yum!

    What is the easiest way to enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage with no effort? On Sunday, the answer was to eat at the fire station where the fire department was serving their annual fall breakfast.
    To the left, Assistant Chief Cameron Sexton along with Collin Lansink and Kyle Sexton who are sons of firemen, Dean Lansink and Jay Sexton work the serving tables while Jean Barry and other patrons load up their plates.
    Photo by Kathy Scholl. Thanks, Kathy!

Cabins to Remain Open During Winter Season

    Sioux City, IA - The cabins at Snyder Bend Park and Southwood Conservation Area will now be available for rental throughout the fall and winter seasons.  The Woodbury County Conservation Board decided at their November meeting to keep the cabins at these two parks open due to numerous requests from citizens wishing to use them during the off season for hunting and fishing trips or family gatherings.  The cabins at Little Sioux Park will remain closed November 1st through April 30th as usual.
    Four two-bedroom family cabins are available at Snyder Bend Park near Salix.  Each cabin features two queen-size beds and a queen-size sofa sleeper in the living room, accommodating up to six adults. Cabin amenities include central heat and air conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, full bathroom with shower, flat-screen television, Blu-Ray player, and wireless internet.  Each unit has a large deck with a table, as well as a campfire ring/grill and no-freeze water hydrant outside. Two of the cabins are fully accessible and include a walk-in shower.
    Two one-bedroom housekeeping cabins are offered at Southwood Conservation Area near Smithland.  Each unit features a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a queen-size sofa sleeper and twin-size bunk beds in the living room, accommodating up to six adults.  Cabin amenities include heat and air conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with walk-in shower, flat screen television and Blu-ray player. Both cabins are partially handicap accessible and include a paved outside space with picnic table and grill along with a covered porch area.
    Rental reservations are taken online at  If you have any questions, please contact the Woodbury County Conservation Board office at (712) 258-0838.

'Explorers & Pilgrims' kids' activity Nov. 18 at L&C Center

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (Nov. 8, 2017) – What's the real story behind the pilgrims' first Thanksgiving? Did Lewis & Clark celebrate the holiday during their 1804-05 Fort Mandan winter?


Queen Esther Order of Eastern Star Meeting

    The Queen Esther Chapter of Eastern Star No. 222 will meet on Tuesday, November 21st at the hour of 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Temple in Onawa with Worthy Matron Debra Hahn and Worthy Patron James Alexander presiding.


Ida High Achievers 4-H Club Minutes

    The Ida High Achievers met on October 8, 2017, at the Holstein United Methodist church. The pledge was led by all members. Roll call was name one thing you learned at our tour of the dairy with 17 members answering. The


Random Thoughts

    Roommates turned friends turned couple changed into newlyweds over the weekend in our family. This transition sent us to the Twin Cities to witness the marriage of our nephew and his bride. It was a very nice wedding, and we are happy to add


What Hospice Care Really Means to Patients and their Families

    What makes a good death? This is a question that many people prefer not to think about in their day-to-day lives. However, for patients facing an uncertain future, it is an extremely relevant reality.


Burgess Celebrates National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospice and palliative care programs across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about hospice and palliative care. Hospice


Pester Signs Letter of Intent

    Jordyn Pester has shown her speed and endurance in track and in cross country. While her cross country career in high school has ended, track could see Pester one more year this spring.
    Last week Jordyn


Seuntjens Signs Letter of Intent

    Colby Seuntjens has retired many a batter while pitching for the Rams baseball team. While he is currently focusing on basketball, baseball is also on his mind.
    Last week Colby signed his letter of


Northwest Iowa Field Day to Feature Sheep Grazing Cover Crops

    Sheep producers and agribusiness staff are invited to a field day featuring ewes and cover crops on Nov. 28 in Plymouth County. The field day is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and


Iowa Preliminary Weather Summary

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

    It was an unseasonably cold and mostly dry week across Iowa.   Temperatures were well below normal throughout the week with


Iowa Crops and Weather Report

    DES MOINES – The Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report has been released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.


Middle School Program Seeks to Help Clean Out Your Excess Stuff

    Our middle school is embarking on a Maker journey that will provide students with the opportunity to design and build products based on their own questions and understanding through tinkering,


McNiff Post Feather Party Monday

    McNiff Post #389 of Anthon will have their Annual Feather Party on Monday, November 20th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Anthon Legion Hall.  Play Euchre & spin the wheel for turkeys!  Food available. 


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