River Valley

Wed
29
Dec

VFW Auxiliary Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest

VFW Auxiliary Gustave F. Kerndt #5981 has announced the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $33,000 in national scholarships.

Students must submit an original two- or three-dimensional piece of artwork.  Digital art, photography and jewelry are not accepted.  The entry must have been completed during the current 2021-2022 school year and the application must include a teacher or supervising adult’s signature.

The first-place winner from each Auxiliary will advance to District competition with District winners advancing to the State competition.  State first-place winners compete for national awards.

Wed
29
Dec

Local entries sought for National Anthem Contest

VFW Auxiliary Gustave F. Kerndt #5981 announces the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s National Anthem Singing Contest, “Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue!” Contestants must submit a video of their solo vocal performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” recorded between July 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.

Contest entries must be submitted to VFW Auxiliary Gustave F. Kerndt #5981 by March 31, 2022 via DVD or flash drive, or an online video platform. Interested youth, parents/guardians and teachers should email vfwauxiliarylansing@gmail.com for information.

Wed
22
Dec

Lansing City Council supports proposal to use City Park for Farmer’s Market, Music in the Park

by Julie Berg-Raymond

At the regular Lansing City Council meeting Monday evening, December 20, Mayor Melissa Hammell conducted the second reading of Ordinance No. 201, calling for a moratorium “prohibiting the building or construction of structures within the City of Lansing.” The action is being considered while the City of Lansing Code of Ordinances is currently under review and revision. There were no public comments following the second reading, and the third and final reading is being planned for the next regular council meeting in January.

Wed
22
Dec

Kee High School graduate returns from 10-month deployment overseas

After 10 months of deployment, 80 soldiers of the 734th Regional Support Group were welcomed home by family and friends at the Des Moines International Airport Friday, October 29. Staff Sergeant John Reburn of New Albin was among those welcomed home.

The 734th Regional Support Group provided base support, commandant cell and base camp services for several military bases in the Middle East, ensuring the day-to-day operations of each base.

SSG Reburn enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard in October of 2013, after graduating from Kee High School in Lansing. He is the son of Mike and Joan Reburn of New Albin.
 

Wed
15
Dec

Waterville Community Foundation encourages local giving this holiday season

With the holiday season, giving to those they care about most is at the forefront of most people’s thoughts. For many, this also includes giving to causes they are passionate about as nonprofits in the local community need charitable support to address ever-growing local needs.

Now is a great time to give to the Waterville Community Impact Fund with the Waterville Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Giving a gift through the Foundation is an easy way to impact the Waterville area and the nonprofits serving the people who live there while also providing unique tax-benefits to the donor. Gifts can be made to the impact fund at fund.cfneia.org/watervilleimpactfund.

Wed
15
Dec

VFW Auxiliary hosting annual Illustrating America Art Contest locally

VFW Auxiliary Gustave F. Kerndt  #5981 has announced the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Illustrating America art contest. Local students in grades K-8 can share how they view the world through their drawings and paintings while competing for national awards.

Students must submit an original two-dimensional piece of artwork. Coloring sheets, digital art and photography are not accepted. The entry must have been completed during the current 2021-2022 school year and the application must include a teacher or supervising adult’s signature in order to be complete.

Students begin by competing at the local VFW Auxiliary level. The first-place winner from each Auxiliary advances to the District competition with District winners advancing to the State competition. The contest consists of three grade divisions: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. The State first-place winner in each grade division will be forwarded to Auxiliary National Headquarters.

Wed
08
Dec

Lansing City Council considering moratorium on new construction within city limits, hears update on Lansing Stone School options

by Julie Berg-Raymond

At the regular meeting of the Lansing City Council Monday night, December 6, Mayor Melissa Hammell conducted a first reading of Ordinance No. 201 which declares a moratorium “prohibiting the building or construction of structures within the City of Lansing.” The action is being considered while the City of Lansing Code of Ordinances is currently under review and revision.

The Lansing City Council decided not to waive a second and third reading of the Ordinance. The second reading is scheduled for Monday, December 20, during the next regular council meeting.

Wed
08
Dec

“Light Up Lansing” event scheduled for this Saturday

The Lansing Area Women in Business Group will be hosting a “Light Up Lansing” celebration this Saturday, December 11. A variety of events has been scheduled throughout the day; a complete schedule of those events is listed in the advertisement in the Events and Entertainment section on Page 4 of this edition of The Standard.

The majority of the day’s events will be free or will receive goodwill donations. All event locations will also be collecting food donations for Lansing Iowa Food Trust (LIFT).

However, the evening dance featuring the band EF5 at TJ’s Banquet Center will require an admission fee. All proceeds from the dance will be designated for the Lansing Area Women in Business Group’s 2022 Entrepreneur Scholarship offered to local students.

Wed
01
Dec

VFW Auxiliary hosting annual Illustrating America Art Contest locally

VFW Auxiliary Gustave F. Kerndt  #5981 has announced the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Illustrating America art contest. Local students in grades K-8 can share how they view the world through their drawings and paintings while competing for national awards.

Students must submit an original two-dimensional piece of artwork. Coloring sheets, digital art and photography are not accepted. The entry must have been completed during the current 2021-2022 school year and the application must include a teacher or supervising adult’s signature in order to be complete.

Students begin by competing at the local VFW Auxiliary level. The first-place winner from each Auxiliary advances to the District competition with District winners advancing to the State competition. The contest consists of three grade divisions: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. The State first-place winner in each grade division will be forwarded to Auxiliary National Headquarters.

Wed
01
Dec

VFW Auxiliary Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest

VFW Auxiliary Gustave F. Kerndt #5981 has announced the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $33,000 in national scholarships.

Students must submit an original two- or three-dimensional piece of artwork.  Digital art, photography and jewelry are not accepted.  The entry must have been completed during the current 2021-2022 school year and the application must include a teacher or supervising adult’s signature.

The first-place winner from each Auxiliary will advance to District competition with District winners advancing to the State competition.  State first-place winners compete for national awards.

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