The Danbury Review Wednesday,
May 24, 2017

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Despite Cold Temps, Rams Were Hot at State Track Meet

Front row: Alternate runners Haley Drenkhahn, Brenna Lansink, Alexia Adkins, and Cameron Brenner.
Middle row: Runners Aubree Palmer, Karlee Wolf, Jordyn Pester, Morgan Todd, and JoHannah McKibben.
Back row: Coaches Ethan Heinse, Jody Walsh, and Scott Breyfogle.
Photo by Diane Lansink. Thanks, Diane!
    It was cold and rainy at the end of last week. Very cold (for May) and very rainy. Yet track and field members who qualified for the state meet performed their best anyway.
    The MVAO Rams were represented by six track members with four more going along as alternates. Of these six, five were competing in the girls side of the meet and stormed the events, not only bringing home multiple medals but taking second as a team and breaking school records.
    "The performance of all our athletes exceeded my expectations," commented Coach Scott Breyfogle. "Three school records were broken and we had personal records in six of the seven events we ran at the state meet.  It is truly a testament to the hard work and sacrifice these athletes made to get to this point.  From running cross country to lifting and running all summer to doing treadmill workouts in the winter on top of lifting, it shows that hard work truly pays off!"
    Freshman Dylan Blake (son of Shari and Chris Blake of Mapleton) made a valiant effort at the state track meet. Running the 3200, he came in 24th with a time of 10:45.73.
    Junior Jordyn Pester (daughter of Shelly and Kevin Pester of Charter Oak) took first place in the 400 M dash with a time of 56.97. Pester broke the school record with this win.
    Distance medley team members JoHannah McKibben (a junior and daughter of Matt McKibben of Mapleton), Karlee Wolf (a senior and daughter of Lee and Jeff Wolf of Mapleton), Pester, and Morgan Todd (a senior and daughter of Brenda and Kevin Todd of Anthon) captured first place in their race with a time of 4:12.28. Their time broke the school record.
    The four also took first in their preliminary round of the 4x400 with a time of 4:05.07. The time broke the school record, but this new record wouldn't even last a weekend. The team ran in the finals and repeated their first place finish from the preliminaries and set a new school record. The ladies finished the race in 4 minutes and 4 seconds.
    McKibben, Wolf, Pester and Todd ran the sprint medley relay and took second place. Their 1:52.23 finish was less than a second behind the winning Danville team.
    Morgan Todd took the second place medal in the 800 m run. Morgan ran the 2-lap race with a time of 2:22.31, less than 3 seconds behind the winner.
    Aubree Palmer placed 13 in the 1500 m run. Her 5:05.33 time was less than 11 seconds behind the top runner.
    The ladies as a team captured 2nd place with 46 points. The winners, Sigourney won by 48 points. Way to show the state your talent, ladies!
    Todd and Pester were awarded one extra time following the races. The two were named to the 1A All Iowa Girls Track & Field Team for mid-distance.  They are invited to attend the All Iowa Sports Awards on June 24th at Wells Fargo Arena.  Shaquille O'Neal is the featured speaker.
    "We will miss Morgan and Karlee next year, but I am excited for the future," continued Breyfogle. "My hopes is we can start to get more athletes to buy into the program!"
    Congratulations to all the Rams, including those who ran the races this weekend and those who went along as alternates and who pushed the team members to keep going and to reach their goals.

Upon Every Commencement Some Tears Must Fall

    Each year tears fall on commencement Sunday, from new alumni and from their parents. This year, Dolly Krohn took care of the tears for the vast majority of the MVAO Class of 2017. The grad did not hide her emotions as family, friends, and supporters wished her well.
    Above, Dolly hugs friends Natalie Ritter and sister, Katy Krohn.
    Check out this week's senior recognition and more pictures from commencement.

Carlson-Frum Post #336 Memorial Day Schedule

    Each year we remember the veterans who gave of themselves for our freedom. The list of those veterans who pass away grows every year.
    The members of Carlson-Frum Post #336 invite everyone to join them at their services and program.
    The morning's activities help remind us all that Memorial Day is not a day to grill out but to remember our valiant veterans.
    All servicemen and ex-servicemen are asked to come and take part in the services. Please be at Otto Cemetery by 9:15.

9:15 Services at Otto Cemetery
10:15 Services at Danbury cemeteries
  (will start at St. Patrick's gate,
  not at the north end of the cemetery)
11:00 Program at Dana Hall - Emcee Leon Ortner
  Invocation Jillian Ortner
  Music Ali Boysen
  Roll Call of the Dead Leon Ortner
  Music Ali Boysen
  Address Bruce Burton
  Music Ali Boysen
  Benediction Jillian Ortner
Carlson-Frum Legion #336 will serve lunch following the Memorial Day program.

Danbury City Hall Hours Change

    Effective immediately, Brooke's hours at Danbury City Hall have changed.
    City Hall will be open from 12:30 until 4:30 Monday through Thursday and 8:00 until noon on Friday.

Ortner Receives Farmers Mutual Insurance Scholarship

    Bradley Ortner, son of Ed and Jane Ortner, has been selected as a recipient for a $1,000 service award scholarship from Farmers Mutual Insurance of Hull for the 2017-2018 school year.


Danbury April Blood Drive Results

    The Danbury blood drive on Wednesday, April 26th was well attended, according to the LifeServe staff. Sixteen people registered to donate and 15 units of blood were collected.


Burgess Celebration of Life

    Burgess Home Health and Hospice will be presenting their annual Celebration of Life memorial service on Sunday, June 4 at 4 p.m. at the Blencoe United Church of Christ, 126 N. Manley Street,


Ryan Holds Farewell Visit to DC

    Dan Ryan, superintendent for the Catholic schools in the Sioux City diocese, paid a visit to Danbury Catholic Monday morning. Along with enjoying a light breakfast, Dr. Ryan visited each classroom


Iowa Preliminary Weather Summary

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

    The reporting week began with dry and very warm weather on Sunday (14th) with afternoon highs in the eighties statewide.


Iowa Crops and Weather Report

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


A Star is On a Collision Course With...

    Thanks to a very generous donor, we awarded a $200 scholarship to an MVAO senior who, according to our judges had the most awesome story with the theme


Horn Auxiliary Volunteers Served Appreciation Luncheon

    The Horn Auxiliary Volunteers met for an Appreciation Salad Luncheon on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the hospital Conference Center.  The luncheon was in honor


Ida High Achievers 4-H Minutes

    The Ida High Achievers met on May 7th. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Morgan Todd. Roll call was: name a safety precaution while woodworking. Eighteen members answered.


Mustang Student-Athletes Bailey On Academic All-District Team

    (Sioux City, Iowa) – Six Morningside College student-athletes were named to the 2017 College Division Academic All-District 3 Men's and Women's At-Large Teams


Gothier Signs Letter of Intent With Iowa Western Community College

    On Tuesday, May 16th, Brady Gothier signed a letter of intent to become the Reivers football team's punter at Iowa Western


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