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Danbury Shelter House, Dana Hall Benefit with MRHD Grants

Carlson Frum Legion Member Tom
McBride Receives the grant money
for Dana Hall from Dakin Schultz.
Shelter House Rehabilitation Committee
Member Kathy Scholl Receives the grant
money for the new shelter house from
Dakin Schultz.
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (Sept. 26, 2018) – Missouri River Historical Development, Inc. (MRHD) awarded grants totaling $1.2 million to 23 Woodbury County non-profit organizations and governmental entities today at its Fall Grants Award Ceremony at the Betty Strong Encounter Center.
    The grants, ranging from $25,000 to $100,000, support MRHD's ongoing mission of enhancing the quality of life for all people who live in or serve Woodbury County, said Dakin Schultz, MRHD President.
    Two Danbury organizations received grants. The City of Danbury and Danbury Shelter House Rehab Project received $50,000 for the new shelter house. The Danbury American Legion received $28,000 to take care of the basement of Dana Hall.
    Wednesday's distributions bring MRHD's total contributions to Woodbury County non-profit organizations and governmental entities to more than $34 million since 1994. An additional $2.25 million has been pledged to recreational, cultural and fine arts projects, bringing MRHD's total impact to more than $36 million.
    A non-profit organization, MRHD has the license to conduct gaming in Woodbury County. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has the license to operate gaming in Woodbury County.
    "MRHD's Fall Grants provide much-needed funding to Woodbury County non-profits and governmental entities that are making a difference in thousands of people's lives," said Schultz. "We thank Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the source of this funding."
    For the City of Danbury, a $50,000 MRHD Fall Grant is a "huge jump-start for fund-raising to repair our park shelter," said Kathy Scholl, a member of the Danbury City Council and chair of the park shelter-repair project committee. "The park shelter will be the site of so many community events."
    Siouxland Christian High School Choir, under the direction of Emily Hageman, opened MRHD's Fall Grants program. The choir performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Psallite." Brandon Johnson (senior) performed a euphonium solo entitled "Allegro Spiritoso." Sarah Goetsch (junior) performed an alto saxophone solo entitled "La Boumiano."
    "Siouxland Christian Choir and musicians are truly honored to be performing at this event. We are a school full of talented and hard-working performers, dedicated to excelling in music and theatre," said Hageman, Secondary Choir, Band and Theatre Director.
    Doug Young, Chair of MRHD's Grant Review Committee, announced the awards. Other Grant Committee members are: Amanda Beller; Steve Huisenga; Cammy Hauswirth; Treyla Lee; and Scott Pack.
    The committee reviewed dozens of grant applications before recommending funding for this year's 23 recipient organizations. The committee's recommendations received approval of MRHD's full Board of Directors.
    Grants were awarded in five categories: Economic Development, Community Improvement and Tourism; Human Services and Health Services; Civic, Public, Patriotic, Charitable & Religious; Leisure, Cultural and Historical; and Education.
    Since 1994, major MRHD contributions have gone to: the City of Sioux City; Siouxland Initiative; Sioux City Public Museum; American Red Cross; Council on Sexual and Domestic Violence; Mary Treglia Community House; Area Agency on Aging; Siouxland Food Bank; Sanford Community Center; Habitat for Humanity; Center for Siouxland; Sioux City Art Center; Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center; IBP Ice Center; Tyson Event Center; and the Loren Callendar Clock Tower at Sioux City's City Hall.
    MRHD's funding for the Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center totals $4 million. MRHD also built the adjoining Betty Strong Encounter Center at a cost of $3.6 million. Since 2002, MRHD has funded operation of the riverfront Center at a cost of almost $7 million.
    MRHD was formed in 1989 when Woodbury County voters approved a referendum that sanctioned riverboat gaming. A second referendum passed by 75 percent in 2002. A third passed by more than 75 percent in 2010.
    Photos submitted by MRHD. Thank you.

Ribbon Cutting and Reception Celebrating Completion of Four-Lane US 20 Set for October 19

    Holstein, Iowa -The Iowa Department of Transportation will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of four-lane U.S. 20 in Iowa beginning at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Boulders Inn and Suites Events Center in Holstein. Following the ceremony, the ribbon cutting will take place outdoors with a view of U.S. 20 in the background.
    Following the ribbon cutting, from approximately 4:00 to 6:00 pm, the US 20 Corridor Association will host a reception under a tent adjacent to Boulders Inn and Suites. Vendors will present a "Taste of 20" with samples of food and drink from along the U.S. 20 corridor. The event will also include remarks from other stakeholders involved in the project.
    Public parking will be available in a field adjacent to Boulders Inn and Suites to the south and east of the building. Volunteers will guide guests with a trolley available to transport passengers between the parking area and the event.
    Persons from Holstein and areas north of the community are asked to park at the Lohff Schuman Memorial Community Center, 301 Lohff-Schuman Drive. A Siouxland Regional Transit System shuttle will transport guests across U.S. 20 to and from this parking area.

Middle School Fall Concert Monday

    The first concert of the year is upon us!
    The MVAO Middle School band and choir will present their fall concert on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Anthon Center gym. Groups performing will be the 6th grade chorus and 6th grade band; the 7th and 8th grade concert choir and the 7th and 8th grade concert band.

Open Cupboard Oct. 17

    The Open Cupboard & Food Bank of Siouxland Inc. Mobil Food Pantry distribution will be Wednesday, October 17th at 4:00 p.m. at the Mapleton Community Center. Bring your own bags, boxes, clothes baskets & containers to put your food into. You will be asked how many people are in your family, adults and children and the income level of your family.
    The truck will arrive at 2:00 p.m. to unload,so it is requested that as many volunteers as possible show up to help unload & set up the food for distribution.
    In September, 105 households with 315 people (220 adults and 95 children) received food.

Pro-Life Life Chain October 14

    The annual Life Chain for Pro-Life will be held in Mapleton on Sunday, October 14th. Join fellow pro-lifers from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the corner of Main and 4th Street in Mapleton (the old stop light corner) to stand for life. Signs and materials will be provided, or feel free to make your own sign. The event will be held rain or shine.
    Fellowship to follow. If you have questions, call Sharyl at 882-1121.

FAFSA Event at MVAOCOU Oct. 29

    Contact Kristi Clark at MVAOCOU to reserve a time to complete your FAFSA form online with Steve Irvin from ICAN. This FREE event is on October 29 in the High School Media Center computer lab. Time slots available are 4pm-5pm,


Matter of Balance Classes Offered at Horn

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    Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this


Non-Blood Donors Asked to Step Up and Assist Community

Danbury Drive October 24th

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Northwest AEA welcomes new employees

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    Both Benson and


Fashions to Die For!

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Horn Memorial Hospital Foundation Plans Fall Fundraiser

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Operation Thank a Vet

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Adventures with Lynnie

    As has become a tradition since Justin moved to Chicago, we went to Chi-town the first weekend in October for his birthday. We decided to do something a little different, though. Normally we drive the 8 hour trip from our house to his.



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Iowa Preliminary Weather Summary

By Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
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Iowa Crops and Weather Report

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    Nancy has been a 4-H worker for 32


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