August 04, 2021

Club news

Kent Dinner Club

Kent Dinner Club met June 10 at Pizza Ranch. Those attending were Mickey and Wimp Hill, Marlene and Chuck Erickson, Larry Proud, Tom and Janice Henderson and Donna Scheel. The next meeting will be 5 p.m. July 8 at Pizza Ranch in Creston.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at Pizza Ranch meeting room with 16 members. President Lori Harvey presided, Jim Nelson did the prayer and Jamie Travis was the finemaster.

Creston Kiwanis will also be helping with the BBQ Bash, 4 to 7 p.m. July 3, downtown Creston by the caboose along with other service clubs. Event will be held during The KSIB car show. Hamburgers, hotdogs and tenderloins with chips and a drink will be served. Kiwanis members have tickets to sell now for $6 each.

Kiwanis Club is putting up flags, helping organize the parade for July 4 and having a vehicle with our banner in the parade. Ellen Gerharz with the Creston Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis member asked members to sign up to help.

The club is also helping with the cook shack at the Union County Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23. More members are needed to sign up to help. Let Lori Harvey know if you are available to help.

The Program was Jamie Travis, treasurer of the Union County Fair Board. He gave the club an update of the various activities and programs for this year’s Union County fair starting July 22. He also detailed the more than $2 million of improvements that have been made to the fair grounds to make it useable year around for livestock programs, animal shows, weddings and everything in-between.

Creston Kiwanis is meeting weekly, new members are always welcome.

Crest Area for Life

Crest Area for Life met 7 p.m. May 25 at the Holy Spirit Hall. Five members were in attendance. President Terry Madison opened up the meeting with the right to life prayer.

Velma Riegel read the secretary’s report from March meeting. Rich Madison made a motion to accept and Pat Porkony second, it was approved.

Meg Crawford gave the treasurer’s report. Rich Madison made a motion and Velma Riegel seconded it.

Meg Crawford gave the political report.

Rich Madison gave a report from the LC Clinic.

Under old business mother’s day ads were reviewed by the group.

Under new business, Rich and Terry Madison will take care of the father day ads in the Creston and Afton papers.

A discussion was had about upcoming parades and the county fair and we will have a booth at the fair this year. Our next meeting will be June 22. Meg Crawford made a motion, seconded by Velma Riegel to adjourn.

Beta Kappa Chapter

The Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met the morning of June 11 at Orient United Methodist Church with nine members in attendance and two members present by Zoom. The Professional Affairs Committee reported that the 2021 grant-in-aid recipient was Morgan Brown of Nodaway Valley High School. The chapter wishes her luck as she begins her studies to become a teacher.

The correspondence secretary reported that cards had been sent to Hollie Patten and Jean Miller. Thank you messages were read from Karren Tussey, Denise Ackerlund and State President Laurie Marple.

The membership voted to continue offering the Educational Excellence Award and sending gift cards to the 2021-22 World Fellowship students.

It was announced that members Jill Tussey and Leslie Haas had their article “Questing with Dr. Seuss” published in DKG’s Collegial Exchange. The chapter extends their congratulations to them both.

Members were reminded that yearly dues of $65 are due by June 30. Checks may be sent to Deb Bauer.

The rest of the morning was spent planning programs for 2021-22 The next meeting will be 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Fontanelle Library. Hostesses will be Deb Bauer, Denise Ackerlund and Jean Miller. The meeting was closed with the membership singing the Delta Kappa Gamma song.