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July 11, 2018

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Cord Memorial Rocks with Summer Reading

    Cord Memorial Library was a rockin' place on Thursday as the first summer reading session was held. Animals rockin' to rock music was the theme for the day. Group leader Mrs. Michelle Drees started the session with stories involving animals and rock and roll. The kids then made animal masks and held a reader's theatre. A snack finished the hour long event.
    The summer reading program continues every Thursday from 2:00 until 3:00 at Cord Memorial Library. All children through sixth grade are invited to attend the program which runs through August 9th. Stories, crafts, snacks, and prizes are included each week.
    To the right, participants Sadie Cameron, Manny Cameron, Ethan Flammang, Vi Scholl, and Emily Flammang decorate their masks while librarian JoLynn Wright and leader Michelle Drees assist when needed.
    Photo by Lucy Cameron. Thanks, Lucy!


Danbury Ambulance, Fire Departments Receive MRHD Grants

Oto Fire Department, City of Smithland also Receive Grants

Danbury Ambulance Service Director Molly
Petersen poses with the stair chair purchased
with the MRHD grant money.

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Missouri River Historical Development, Inc. (MRHD) awarded grants totaling $400,407 to 37 non-profit organizations and governmental entities at its Spring 2018 Grants Ceremony at the Betty Strong Encounter Center. The grants, ranging from $3,756 to $15,000, are the result of 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
    The distributions bring MRHD's total contribution to Woodbury County non-profit organizations and governmental entities to more than $32 million since 1994. Additionally, MRHD has pledged $2.25 million to Woodbury County recreational, cultural and arts projects.
    "MRHD is privileged to provide much-needed funding that supports the important work of non-profits and governmental entities in Woodbury County," said Shultz. "Our partner is Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sioux City, whose outstanding entertainment generates the source of this funding."
    Schultz and Carolyn Ellwanger, chairperson of MRHD's Grant Review Committee, announced the awards. Other members of MRHD's Grant Review Committee are: Larry Obermeyer; Jon Schuetz; Eddie Lofland; Cyndi Hanson; and Mike Collett. The committee reviewed dozens of grant applications before recommending funding for this year's 37 recipient organizations. The committee's recommendations received approval of MRHD's full Board of Directors.
    Among this year's recipients is the Danbury Fire Fighters Association which received a $12,040 grant for breathing apparatus (12 Scott Carbon Cylinders and two Scott Sight) to replace outdated equipment necessary to comply with the National Fire Protection Agency's requirement.

Danbury Fire Chief Greg Pithan poses
with a couple cylinders which will be
replaced because of the MRHD grant.
    "The MRHD grant is enormous for a community of our size," said Danbury Fire Chief Greg Pithan.
    Danbury Ambulance Service received a grant for $3,756 to replace their old, cumbersome stair chair.
    "Getting approved for the MHRD Grant was such a blessing for Danbury Ambulance," said Service Director Molly Petersen. "We were able to update our stair chair to much more modern version. It will be great In a wide variety of situations including in any of the older homes that have narrow stairways. We will be able to transport our patient to the main level of the house safer and more comfortably for both the patient and our ambulance crew."
    The city of Smithland received $6,528 for skid loader attachments.
    The Oto Fire Department received $15,000 for turnout gear.
    Spring 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.
    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.
    Since its grant program began in 1994, MRHD has awarded 851 Spring Grants totaling more than $5.7 million. Its Special Projects and Holiday Gifts have added up to more than $10 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.



Sign Up Your Sale for Corn Days Citywide Rummage

    This year Corn Days will kick off with the removal of unwanted treasures from homes and the placement of these treasures into new hands. Intrigued??
    Danbury citywide rummage sales will

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Farm Bureau to Hold Appreciation Event

    This year marks the Centennial year for the Farm Bureau Federation in Monona County! We believe that agriculture will lead a growing and prosperous Iowa, and for 100 years, the Monona County Farm Bureau has been advocating

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Hinkel named to Dean's List at Nebraska

    Madyson Hinkel of Mapleton has been named to the Deans' List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2017-18 year.
    Hinkel,

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Seuntjens Named to BVU's Dean's List

    STORM LAKE, IA -- Hayley Seuntjens, daughter of Amy and Matt Seuntjens of Danbury has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semester at Buena Vista University:
    Since 1891, Buena Vista

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Bill Riley Talent Show at Woodbury County Fair

    The Woodbury County Fair will sponsor a Bill Riley Iowa State Fair Contest at Moville. The contest dates are Thursday, August 2, and Saturday, August 4, at 7:00 PM. Prizes of $75, $50, and $25 are being awarded

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Corn Days Crafternoon August 11th

    Kickball not your thing? Waterslides not your thing? Making cool stuff for your home your thing? We have a great opportunity for you!!!!!
    Introducing....Corn Days Crafternoon!
   

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Whitney Named to DMACC President's List

    Rebecca Whitney has been recognized by Robert Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College for her 4.0 academic excellence and recognition on the President's List.
    Rebecca is the daughter

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Kafton, Weber named to Dean's List at Luther College

    DECORAH, Iowa—Danica Kafton, daughter of Lucinda and Tim Kafton of Mapleton; and Nicole Weber, daughter of Kathy and Alan Weber of Mapleton, both seniors at Luther College have been named to the 2018

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Be an Astronaut!

    Correctionville- Come be an astronaut in your own county at Little Sioux Park in Correctionville on Friday, July 13th at 10:00 AM. Learn more about how animals, insects, humans, and of course water rockets fly!
    This

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Proposed Energy Efficiency Plan benefits MidAmerican Energy Customers

Application filed with IUB expected to save customers nearly $84 million annually

    DES MOINES, Iowa – (July 9, 2018) – MidAmerican Energy Company today filed an application with

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It's Fair Time!

    County fairs are underway! Thus, it's been hot out. Fairs tend to draw the heat. That's my story.
    Pictures of champion and reserve champion winners from the Monona, Ida and Woodbury County Fairs will be printed after

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DHS Alumni Reunion Agenda

FRIDAY, JULY 20th
    Party at Dana Hall - Beginning at 5:30 at Dana Hall with food available for free will donation. Bar will be open for a fee. Anyone who wishes to bring munchies or side dishes are asked to have them at Dana

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DCHS Reunion Agenda

FRIDAY, JULY 20th
    Party at Dana Hall - Beginning at 5:30 at Dana Hall with food available for free will donation. Bar will be open for a fee. Anyone who wishes to bring munchies or side dishes are asked to have them at Dana Hall by

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DCHS Alumni Reservations as of July 9th

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DHS Alumni Reservations as of July 2nd

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Iowa Preliminary Weather Summary

By Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

    The 4th of July holiday week was relatively calm compared to the previous few weeks. Much of Iowa was able to dry out from last

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Naig Comments On Iowa Crop Progress And Condition Report

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

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Boyle Takes Grand Champion Honors at Spring Fling

    Alley Boyle and her mytonic (fainting goat) Luna won Grand Champion at the Spring Fling show in Chariton IA in May.
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Keeping Your Cool in the Hot Summertime

By: Angie Frank RN-BSN, Education Nurse
    Summer is here and we are all anxious to get outside after the cold winter. All around us we see people out swimming, camping, boating, exercising and working

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Adventures With Lynnie

    Well, I have failed. Evidently I either don't know how to cause the death of something or something is more resilient than people think.
    Last year I coated my phone in paint. The speakers were a little quieter,

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It's Fair Time!

    County fairs are underway! Thus, it's been hot out. Fairs tend to draw the heat. That's my story.
    Pictures of champion and reserve champion winners from the Monona, Ida and Woodbury County Fairs will be printed after

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A Not So Random Rant

    Aaaaahhhhh.
    Mike and I did something that he hadn't done for nearly 4 years - we escaped for more than a weekend. We were in dire need of time away to remove some of the stress of our lives and to refresh. It was

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Ida High Achievers 4-H Minutes

    The Ida High Achievers met on June 3rd, 2018. The pledge was led by all members. Fifteen members were present to answer the roll call of what your favorite fair project is. The secretary's report was given by Lexi Phillips.

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