The Iowa High School Speech Association presented the IHSSA Fine Arts Administrator of the Year October 15, 2021 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The award was conceived in 2005 by the Executive Committee of the IHSSA. It is presented to a distinguished individual of statewide reputation and outstanding accomplishments. This is the highest honor the Iowa High School Speech Association may confer on an administrator.
Scouting for Food pick up will be this Saturday (10/23). Due to a shortage of bags not all areas of town received the standard red bag. If you would still like to donate please place your items outside by 9 am.Please no glass, frozen or perishable items.As of September the food pantry has been able to help feed 3406 people and they have 3 mont
A drive-through lunch will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church (1002 E. 13th Street) Thursday, October 21, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (or while supplies last!)On the menu...Turkey/dressing sandwich, veggie salad, cookies and drink for $8.00 $8.00. Enter from 13th street and drive up to the kitchen door on the south side of the church. Someone will be th
Annual Fundraising Event Benefits Garrison Fire Department 'Garrison's Haunted' is back after keeping the doors closed in 2020! Garrison Firefighters and volunteers are ready to rain more terror than ever before on those who dare to cross its threshold. The annual event is a production by the Garrison Firefighters, First Responders, Auxiliary members and a squad of volunteers.
Today, October 13, 2021, is the first day we can mail out absentee ballots. There is a VERY short window for this election to mail out ballots. The LAST day to mail out ballots is October 18th! Each voter must request a ballot request form individually. Request forms MUST have the date the request is signed.Returning Ballots:We are NOT using the dropbox outside the Courthouse for returning ballots! Please DO NOT use the dropbox for any voting material!!!The only People who may return a voted absentee ballot other than the voter are:* Someone living in the voter's household* An immediate family member* The two special precinct election officials who deliver a ballot to the resident of a health care facility, dementia-specific assisted living program or hospital* Voters unable to return a ballot due to blindness or other disability may use a "delivery agent" to deliver their ballots.
For the fourth year in a row, Clipper Corner will once again hole their annual Gift of Hope raffle this year. To be part of the raffle for their gift basket will be $5 per ticket or six for $25. Proceeds will once again go to support the Gifts of Hope program and will run through the end of October.TWO winners will be drawn on November 1st. There are two goodie bag and a bin filled with items that are up for raffle.
Joining 22 other counties in Iowa, Benton County became the 23rd to declare itself a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County with unanimous support.Tom Boeckmann addressed the board and shared a bit of Benton County's history when it comes to the 2nd Amendment. He said that according to the restrictions placed on Benton County residents, they are not allowed to carry any firearms on county property.