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August 15, 2018

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Boysen, Boyle Crowned Gem City Queen, King

Boyle, Craig Crowned Princess, Prince

Prince Zach Craig, King Cameron Boyle, Queen Abbi Boysen, and Princess Brooke Boyle.
    An absolutely gorgeous weekend was one of the key factors in a successful Corn Days. The sun shone warmly on the participants which was very welcoming for the kids enjoying the water slides, a new feature this year. It also was helpful for those willing to sit in the wet seat for the dunk tank, another new feature.
    The weekend began at 5:00 on Friday with rummage sales and pancakes. The new royalty was crowned. Abbi Boysen, daughter of Kim and Ken Boysen was crowned the Gem City Queen, while Brooke Boyle, daughter of Judy and Steve Boyle was crowned the princess. Cameron Boyle, who was a prince last year, was named the king this year; Boyle is the son of Sherrie and Craig Boyle. Zach Craig, son of Molly and Eric Petersen and Bill and Christine Craig was given the prince honors. Friday events continued with the annual Euchre tournament. Another new event was the glow walk and glow games. Several groups of participants walked the route, doing obstacle route activities at intervals. When all groups congregated at the concession stand, a giant game of glow kickball commenced. All at the park was welcome to play, with the entire infield filled with multiple players; there was no bench sitting! All there deemed the evening a lot of fun.
    Saturday began early for bargain hunters as the rummage sales continued. The Danbury United Methodist Church fed the hungry at Dana Hall. At noon the parades traveled up Thomas Street and then down Main Street. Along with candy, 5 gallon buckets, necklaces, ice packs shaped like corn, popcorn, and even hair product samples were given to those lining the streets. The shade was a hot commodity as the heat index neared 90°. The church continued feeding people, and attendees also headed to the park for more fun. Many stopped on Third Street for the pedal tractor pull. The water slide line was long as kids waited for their turn on the novelty item. People played bags, bingo, and kickball. People looked at shiny vehicles. People sampled craft beer. The kids' theme was lather, rinse and repeat as they ran through the foam piling in the park and then rinsed off on the slides. People took their hidden aggressions out on the willing parties at the dunk tank, and some played on the obstacle course in the second ball diamond. As Bingo ended, the cake walk began. Speaking of cake, lots of food was consumed over the afternoon and evening. Those wanting to paint boards and turn them into cool decor headed toward the shelter house where another new activity, a crafternoon (craft afternoon) was held. Dane Louis performed and even shared the stage with Jeff Koithan who followed him on the musical venue. Jeff invited his brother, Ben on the stage to join him in song. As the sun set, the escape room was opened to participants, another new activity this year.
    Sunday was much more laid back. The escape room opened shortly after noon, and horseshoe tournament participants began their competition. The horseshoes continued into the early evening to end this year's Corn Days on a very relaxing note.
    Many pictures from the weekend are in this issue of the Review. Many more will be posted online at Click on the Pictures link and then 2018 and then Danbury and then Corn Days.

Monona Co. Extension Field Day Held

    Monona County Extension and Outreach hosted a Demonstration Garden Field Day on August 7th at 5:30 p.m. Around 15-20 people attend this event.
    The Demonstration Garden is located on the northwest corner of the Monona County Fairgrounds and taken care of by Master Gardeners. All of the produce that is harvested from the garden is weighed and donated to local food pantries and Food For You giveaway sites for people in need.
    Cynthia Haynes, a Horticulture Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at Iowa State University, educated people about the various plants in the garden. An emtomologist from the university talked about pollinators and different bugs that you will find in your garden.
    Melissa Beermann, Monona County Program Coordinator, Chris Beedle, Western Iowa Research Farm Manager, and Megan Wimmer, Monona County Extension Program Assistant, all helped coordinate this event.
    Everyone was very interested to learn about the various plants and what people from Iowa State had to say about gardening.
    A summer bounty salad, a lettuce salad with fresh vegetables, a Dutch oven vegetable soup with kale, and a pumpkin-apple cake were enjoyed by the attendees.
    Photo by Monona County Extension. Thank you!

Superheroes Needed

Danbury Blood Drive August 22

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – There's still time for generous blood donors to earn some superhero gear for saving lives!
    LifeServe Blood Center blood donors who roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life will be rewarded with online store points which can be redeemed for cool LifeServe gear! This summer's limited edition "Not All Superheroes Wear Capes" t-shirt design has been a hit, but will be leaving the online store on August 31. Make your donation to save lives and rack up those points before this design is retired!
    •Correctionville Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Community Center.
    •Danbury Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Fire Station. We had an amazing turnout in June. Let's make them turn people away again!!!
    •Anthon Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at Heritage Bank.
    Sign up to save a life today online at or by calling 800.287.4903. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Queen Esther Order of Eastern Star Meeting

    Worthy Matron Deb Hahn and Worthy Patron James Alexander are pleased to announce the annual Potluck Picnic of the Queen Esther.
    Chapter 222 Order of the Eastern Star of Onawa will be held


Teet Qualifies for Washburn University Dean's List

    TOPEKA, KS (08/13/2018)-- Washburn University has announced its spring 2018 Dean's List honorees.
    Gabriele Claude-Teet of Castana qualified for the Dean's List.


‘How to Document an Ecosystem' photo workshop Aug. 19 at Betty Strong Encounter Center

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2018) – Conservation photographer and environmental educator Alex Wiles will present "Floodplain Photography: How to Document an Ecosystem,"


Danbury's Corn Days Revisited

Rummage Sales

    A number of people stayed home Friday evening and Saturday morning to make a little money at their rummage sale. This year the citywide rummage sales were held in conjunction with Corn Days.Read More...

Thank You

    It takes a village to raise a child, and it definitely takes a village to make Corn Days a success. We had a wonderful weekend with lots of sunshine and warmth and lots of smiles and compliments.
    Now that Corn Days is just


Adventures with Lynnie

    Holy Wackamoley! What a weekend! Or week! Or month! It was definitely more than a weekend for this girl! It takes a lot to get Corn Days up and running, and those who have commented that they are amazed at what we get done are so appreciated.Read More...

Iowa Crops and Weather 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 released weekly from April


Iowa Preliminary Weather Summary

By Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
    The first full week of August saw warmer conditions for much of Iowa, with average temperatures one to


36th Annual Swap Meet & Flea Market Weekend in Onawa This Weekend

    For the past 35 years Members of the "Classics" Car Club have hosted their Annual Swap Meet in Onawa, Iowa every August. "A couple years back we decided to add the term "Flea Market" to the


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