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MVAOCOU Quiz Bowl Team Qualifies for Major Tournaments

Seeded #1 for Televised Tournament, Qualified for State, National Tournaments

MVAOCOU Varsity Quiz Bowl Team: Max Steffes, Blake Paulsen, Emily Gosch, Ben Kovarna,
Camric Hamann, and Dawson Bolinger.
Photo and Story by Ann Cox
    On Saturday, January 12, 2019, the MVAOCOU varsity team headed to Storm Lake to compete in the KCAU TV Qualifying Quiz Bowl Tournament. Questions for the tournament cover every imaginable topic, so a diverse group of students is needed to have a successful Quiz Bowl team.
    There were 22 teams vying for a spot in the televised rounds. The MVAOCOU Varsity team of Dawson Bollinger (son of Dave Bolinger of Mapleton), Emily Gosch (daughter of Angela Gosch of Mapleton), Camric Hamann (son of Jana and Lance Hamann of Correctionville), Ben Kovarna (son of Susan and Dave Kovarna of Mapleton), Blake Paulsen (son of Kristi and Rob Paulsen of Mapleton), and Max Steffes (son of DeeDee and Ken Steffes of Mapleton) dominated their competition by going 5-0 in matches. They were also able to accumulate 1,170 points for the day, making them the #1 seed for the televised rounds that will tape in February. Scores from their matches were MVAOCOU 190/ Boyer Valley 140, MVAOCOU 210/ South Hamilton 180, MVAOCOU 230/ Sergeant Bluff Luton 140, MVAOCOU 260/ East Sac 130, and MVAOCOU 280/ Estherville Lincoln Center 260.
    The team will travel to Storm Lake to tape their match against OABCIG at Buena Vista University on February 14th. This tournament win, along with an earlier win at the Sergeant Bluff Tournament and being named Runner-Up in the Western Valley Conference Tournament, has also qualified the team for both the State of Iowa Quiz Bowl Finals and the NAQT High School National Tournament in Chicago. Wish the team luck when you see them.

Bags Tournament Saturday

    The Danbury Shelter House Committee want to raise the walls on a new shelter house at the park. In order to do so, they need to raise some money.
    On Saturday the will be holding a bags tournament at Dana Hall. Registration is at 12:30 with a 1:00 start. Registration prior to Saturday for $25 per team; registration on Saturday is $30 per team. Cash pay out for the winning team. To sign up, contact Britt Hermsen at 880-2660 or
    Don't want to play but want to help out? Taverns and hot dogs will be served starting at 12:30 for a free will donation.

Library Painting This Weekend

    The walls in Cord Memorial Library will be getting a much needed color upgrade this weekend. The Friends of the Library are inviting anyone who wants to help paint to join the cause.
    The painting party will begin at 2:00 on Saturday and 9:00 on Sunday. Lunch will be provided to volunteers on Sunday. Saturday will be mostly dedicated to prep work while Sunday will be painting.

Methodist Church Raises its Roof Line

    A couple years ago Danbury had a fair share of storms throughout the summer. One of those storms created sparks amongst the parishioners at the Danbury United Methodist Church. The spire at the top of the steeple was struck by lightning and sent shards of spire flying through the neighborhood. The church looked somewhat bare without the topper. Luckily the damage wasn't more severe.
    Monday morning was the date to raise the roof line of the church once again. A spire was placed on the church by Mark Cloud and Adam Cameron. With the temperature hovering at 32° and the wind blowing at 19 mph to lowering the temperature even more, the men had no small task. The top of the church prior to the spire put them 60' in the air for well over an hour.
    The new spire, delivered from Texas and made of fiberglass, features a lightning rod, something the previous did not have. It also raised the tip top of the church by 8'.
    To the left, Cloud and Cameron adjust the spire before securing at the top of the steeple.

Monona County Cattlemen Banquet Saturday

    The Monona County Cattlemen's Association will be holding their annual banquet on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Ute Town & County. Social hour will begin at 5:30 with a steak dinner catered by Staley's beginning at 6:30. Entertainment will be provided by comedian, James Johann, with a trophy auction, raffle drawing and door prizes following.
    Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from one of the following directors. 2019 Directors, Ron Hausman, Bob Otto, Keith Zediker,Barry Erickson, Michelle Kane, Dave Bruning, Ron Amunson, Alan Cumming, Gale Miller,Jeff Mordhorst, Joel Bubke, Pete Alexander, Patty McCall and Dave Jensen.

MVAO Middle School Spelling Bee Friday

    On Friday, January 18, 2019, thirty-nine students will compete in a spelling bee during a middle school assembly at 8:45 A.M. in Anthon at the middle school. Spellers are fifth-eighth grade students who volunteered in their grade. Each grade then had a contest to pick ten students to be in the spelling bee. The chosen contestants received a multi-grade list in December before the winter break and were encouraged to review it. On January 18, at 8:45 A.M., the students will draw the order of placement and compete in front of all 5-8th grade students and any parents or community members that attend.
    All are invited to attend the spelling bee.

Crop Advantage in Denison Jan. 30th

    Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help producers make informed decisions for the farming operation. The 2019 meetings are an opportunity for farmers


GFWC/Iowa Music Campships Available

    The Iowa General Federation of Women's Clubs, GFWC/Iowa sponsors several music campships for interested 8th through 12th music students (must have graduated from the 7th grade before attending the camp). These awards can



    The Danbury City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 8, at 7:00 PM in council chambers with Mayor Michael Buth presiding (start time 7:02pm). Council present: Frank


Routine Audit of City of Danbury Reveals Minor Recommendations for Minor Issues

    Auditor of State David A. Vaudt released an agreed upon procedures report on the City of Danbury, Iowa for the period July 1, 2006 through February 29, 2008. The agreed upon procedures


Shelter House Donors


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