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September 19, 2018

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Drenkhahn, Kafton Crowned Homecoming Queen, King

    Visitors in the school centers at MVAO and MVAOCOU may have done double takes last week if they saw anyone walking around. Many at the schools dressed a little different than normal. Instead of t-shirts and shorts, tourists and surfers and even cattle were seen. This year the staff and students went on road trips, sort of. Monday they "traveled" to California. Tuesday they went south to Texas. Wednesday they "traveled" through time as they dressed for the decade of their choice. Thursday was the traditional class color day and included ironman volleyball and powderpuff football in the afternoon. Friday everyone traveled back to the school district for class color day.
    Coronation was held on Thursday, September 13th. Haley Drenkhahn (daughter of Debbie and Dennis Drenkhahn of Mapleton) was crowned queen, and Bryce Kafton (son of Jodi and Brett Kafton of Mapleton) was crowned the king.
    Pictures from the week are inside this issue of the Review.

St. John's End of Summer Picnic September 26th

    Summer is almost over. St. John's Methodist Chruch in Mapleton is ready to hold one final picnic.
    St. John's will hold an End of Summer Picnic on Wednesday, September 26th. They will be serving Staley's chicken, potato salad, baked beans, rolls & dessert from 5:00 - 7:00. Cost is $10 with kids 5 and under free. Carrouts and deliveries in Mapleton are available. For more information, call 712-882-1936.

Japanese Farmers Visit Mapleton

By Zoe Jessen
    Farming is what Iowa is most known for. Whether it be cattle, hogs, or field crops you're sure to stumble across a farmer of some kind. If it's not an Iowan farmer, it might just be a farmer from Japan!
    Earlier in August of this year, the farming community of Iowa was proud to host some visitors from across the ocean. A few Japanese travelers were the guests of Mapleton residents Dave and Sharyl Bruning. The group was made up of seven Japanese citizens, all who had a part in some aspect of agriculture. In Japan a few of these farmers owned their own cattle. However the cattle farms there are almost completely different from farms here. In Japan, most farms are much smaller, with roughly twenty head of cattle per farmer. Along with the differences in cattle farming, the guests were also taken aback by the size of our hay bales and had never before seen anything like our baling and feeding equipment. The variations in farming life was educational for Iowans and Japanese alike!
    These visitors had started their tour of Iowa at the Farm Bureau offices in West Des Moines. There they had a short ag orientation then traveled to Dave and Sharyl Bruning's farm. The group had come to Iowa with main destination of seeing the Farm Progress Show near Boone, Iowa. The show attracts visitors from around the world. The Brunings knew of Farm Bureau associates who were hosting visitors from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Russia and Australia! While we mayhavebeenastoponthewaytoa different destination, we hope that our visitors enjoyed their stay and learned something interesting!

Pro-Life Life Chain October 14

    The annual Life Chain for Pro-Life will be held in Mapleton on Sunday, October 14th. Join fellow pro-lifers from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the corner of Main and 4th Street in Mapleton (the old stop light corner) to stand for life.


Harvest Festival Held

By Megan Wimmer
    On September 8-9, people from Onawa and the surrounding towns enjoyed all of the festivities at the Harvest Festival! The festival was held at Gaukel Park and was put on to celebrate harvest of fall


Adventures with Lynnie

    Well, we have had adventures since the last Adventures. We ran away to Kansas City over the weekend. Our niece "talked" me into making her a dress (she asked, I said of course), and we needed to do a final fitting. The MN Twins also



    The Danbury City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:00 PM in council chambers with Mayor Michael Buth presiding (start time 7:00pm). Council present:



Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy: Five Years and Counting

    One of the main economic drivers in Iowa is agriculture. The long-term livelihood of Iowa farmers and the generations that will follow depends on responsible land stewardship, and Iowa farmers


MidAmerican adds smart sensors to restore electricity more quickly

    DES MOINES, Iowa – (September 12, 2018) – Locating the source of a power outage without service crews physically inspecting electric lines and equipment can be difficult, especially


Iowa Crops and Weather Report

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


Iowa Preliminary Weather Summary

    By Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
    After a very wet beginning to September, Iowa had unseasonably dry conditions with no National Weather


Mapleton Zone LMWL Participates in Servant Event

    Pictured above are those who took part in the Mapleton Zone LWML Mercy Meals servant event at Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux City on August 25. There were three lines that


Ladies Church Investment Group Closes Out Their Investments

    In 1988, fifteen ladies decided to turn friendship and a little cash into an investment. On the fourth Wednesday of each month, the ladies would meet, plunk down $25 which they would combine to purchase


Sextons, Seuntjens Visit Ireland

    In early August, Jon Sexton along with daughters Brooke and Kristy (all from Pasadena, CA) met Heidi (Seuntjens) Reed (Norwalk, IA) and Jill (Seuntjens) Sailer (Overland Park, KS) in Ireland for 8 days of tour and travel.Read More...

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