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The recent Poinsettia Online Ball was a huge success – raising over $103,000 to go toward the purchase of a new ambulance for the Burgess Emergency Department. The ambulance service responds to 911 calls, transfers patients to other facilities, and assists with stand-by’s for fire calls - covering a total of 700 square miles! This new model will replace the older ambulance, which has nearly 190,000 miles. more
In late October, Bomgaars held a night of festive fun and shopping for ladies to raise awareness of women’s health issues and pass along a 20% discount on purchased items. A donation of the evening’s total sales was pledged back to the radiology department at Burgess Health Center. more
The West Monona Middle School Student Council put together a giving tree where employees and students were able to donate items to provide to families that are involved in the Learning for Life Program. This was a great way to give a little extra to the families who wished to participate. A special Thank You to Stephanie Fredrickson for thinking of our program and getting this organized! more
WHEREAS, radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas that threatens the health of our citizens; WHEREAS, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the … more
Mapleton had a number of activities/events during the holiday season including a couple of friendly contests. To help brighten the end of 2021, the Mapleton Chamber of Commerce put together a Holiday Lights Contest and Scavenger Hunt in conjunction with Santa’s Village. more
While we are still living in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, things started to get back to normal or a new form of “normal” in 2021 as events and activities started to come back. more
Clarissa Ronfeldt has lived in Smithland with her husband, Steve, for 50 years. On October 18, she was traveling home from Mapleton, when she witnessed a vehicle accident. As a retired nurse and EMT, Clarissa stopped to see if anyone needed help. The vehicle that caused the initial accident fled the scene but then another accident happened, which Clarissa was struck outside her car by another vehicle. more
Normally it is Santa making the rounds at Christmas time but this year there was also an area Grinch who traveled around visiting different businesses and even visiting families.Amanda Funkhouser, … more
Road trips are a part of life.  Grabbing family and friends to go on an adventure for a day can create many great memories.But how about an air trip?  A one-day trip with a friend via jet … more
On Saturday, Dec. 11, the American Legion Grimsley Thayer Post 502 hosted their third annual toy drive with the help of the American Legion Auxiliary of Castana. Santa and his helpers shared goodie … more
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