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Posted 8/5/99

The 3rd annual old-fashioned ice cream s…

By News Dept.

Ainsworth Opera House sets 3rd annual festival

The 3rd annual old-fashioned ice cream social and film festival is set for Friday, …

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The 3rd annual old-fashioned ice cream s…

By News Dept.

Ainsworth Opera House sets 3rd annual festival

The 3rd annual old-fashioned ice cream social and film festival is set for Friday, August 6, and Saturday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ainsworth Opera House and Community Center. Admission is a free will donation to aid the Opera House’s restoration and operation fund. Besides ice cream, there will be a number of old films provided by and narrated by Mike Zahs.

IDOT officials to attend

Chamber meeting

Representatives from the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) will attend the August 30 meeting of the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss the planned improvement of Iowa Highway 1. Officials said that it is very unlikely that there will be a Kalona by-pass on the highway. The Chamber meets at noon in the downtown Chamber Building.

Safety Center committee meets August 10

The Washington County Safety Center Citizens’ Committee meets at 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, in the Supervisors office at the Washington County Courthouse, to develop plans for promoting passage of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) election set for November 16 throughout the county.

Mid-Prairie board meets August 9

The Mid-Prairie Board of Education meets in regular session Monday, August 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library. Agenda items include naming bank depositories and a tour of the elementary and middle schools.

Mid-Prairie registration set for August 10

Registration for the Mid-Prairie School District is Tuesday, August 10, at the district’s attendance centers. Book rental, insurance and other fees should be paid at this time.

Farm Safety Day Camp set in Washington

Farm Safety Day Camp, sponsored by Progressive Farmer magazine, is set for 8 a.m.-noon, September 11 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The program is for children and teaches them about farm safety hazards ranging from grain bins to farm equipment. For more information, contact Nancy Schmidt, 319-653-4811 or Nick Crispe, 212-255-08455.

Competition seeking Mrs. Washington County

Residents interested in competing for the Mrs. Washington County title may obtain information and entry forms from Mrs. Iowa, International Pageant, P.O. Box 11447, St. Paul, Minnesota 55111-0447. or by calling 612-432-6758 or fax 612-953-3896.

IPIC plans seminar

The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) has a seminar, Finding Money in the Hog Market set for Tuesday, August 31, in the Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Ames. It is co-sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Registration is 8:30 a.m. and the program starts at 9:30 a.m. Attendance is free for those who pre-registered by August 17, and afterward is $10 per person. To register, call IPIC at 1-800-808-7675.

Commemorative cachet cancellations offered

A commemorative cachet to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the births of Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States, and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, will be unveiled at 9 a.m., Tuesday, August 10 at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch. It will be available at a special station in front of the Hoover Birthplace Cottage until noon and at the West Branch Post office from 1-5 p.m.

Kalona City Council changes meeting dates

During August, the Kalona City Council will meet the second and fourth Mondays (August 9 and 23) of the month, rather than the usual first and third. Meeting time is 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers in the Kalona City Hall.

Two more obtain M-P nomination papers

To date, there are six who have obtained nomination papers for the Mid-Prairie Board of Education. Latest ones are Henry Lemke of Wellman and Perry Hess of Kalona. Papers also were obtained by incumbent Elizabeth Curl, Jim Hussey, Sally Kern and Bonnie Nisly, all of Kalona. Hussey has filed his papers and is a candidate for the board.

Brokaws to exhibit, sell at Ames art show

Karma and Joel Brokaw, owners of JK Creative Wood, of rural Kalona are among the artists selected for the juried 29th annual Art in the Park Festival held by The Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames. The show is Saturday, August 28, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Hilton Coliseum. Admission is charged.