River Valley

Wed
11
Jun

Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library to host Lansing’s Roots” series

Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library will be presenting “Native American Heritage,” part of the library’s “Lansing’s Roots” series, Thursday, June 12  beginning at 7 p.m. Area historian Terry Landsgaard will give a presentation covering the Old Mission School and Emma Big Bear.
 

Thu
05
Jun

Friends of Pool 9 Mississippi River Adventure Day (MRAD) has been scheduled for July 15


Mississippi River Adventure Day participants collect clams and cool off during the 2012 event sponsored by Friends of Pool 9. Submitted photo.

The seventh annual Mississippi River Adventure Day (MRAD) sponsored by Friends of Pool 9 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15.  The day-long event involves treating 120 children and parents to a series of experiences on the Mississippi River.  Outdoor professionals will lead children on an encounter with nature they will not soon forget. The river activity affords children a hands-on experience with nature under the guidance and safety of trained professionals. Friends of Pool 9 organizers assure parents it will be a safe and meaningful day for their children. There is no cost to parents or children.  All expenses are paid by Friends of Pool 9 and other donors.
Participants and accompanying adults will meet at the Lansing baseball diamond for instructions and be fitted with a personal flotation device (life jacket), transported to activity sites on the Mississippi River via Mississippi Explorer boats, and provided a picnic noon lunch on the beach.

Thu
05
Jun

Kee students assist with beautification project ...

The Kee High band and vocal department brought nearly 40 Kee High students out to “The Hill” last Tuesday for a Civic Responsibility Day. They were there to help the Lansing Visioning Group pretty up the parcel at the end of Blackhawk Bridge. Kee High Band Director Justin Schwake said the students, who were revved up for the last day of school, all volunteered to help the cause by pulling weeds, digging, planting and spraying. Despite a couple of run-ins with garden snakes, the event was a great success.  Adults who have “adopted” portions of the Hill were present to direct the students. Sue Papp, Bill Nation, John Verdon, Duane Meier, Bob Conyer and Jackie Everett helped out and all agreed the students did a great job. Photo and report by B.J. Tomlinson.

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