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					                             Onawa Chamber of Commerce
                                707 Iowa Ave      Onawa, IA 51040    712-423-1801     chamber@onawa.com
                                                      September 2011

    Chamber Quarterly Luncheon Planned
     The next Onawa Chamber of Commerce Quarterly
Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 8 at
Noon at the Onawa Public Library. The new West
Monona Superintendent, Lyle Schwartz, will be our
guest speaker. Lyle will be discussing the School Bond
issue for the election on September 13th. West Monona
Community School District will be voting on a proposal
to bond $5.95 million to build an addition to Lark
Elementary School, allowing for the exit of Central
Elementary. Please take time out of your day and come
and listen about the bond for the future of our children in
   Lunch will be ready at 11:45 A.M. with the program              On August 5th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held
starting at 12:15 P.M. Cost will be $5 per person.            at Blue Lake Wash & Storage, formerly Dugdale’s Car
Reservations are requested by Thursday, September 1st.        Wash to welcome the new owners, Don and Nancy
Please call the Chamber office at 423-1801 or e-mail          Endicott. Don and Nancy are from Wayne, Nebraska
chamber@onawa.com for your reservations.                      where they operate a grocery business. They have
                                                              purchased a home at Blue Lake and hope to move to
                                                              Onawa full time and enjoy some semi-retirement. If you
     Ventures at the Fairgrounds Sept. 11                     need your car washed, stop by and welcome them to
    Ventures Arts and Crafts Show will be held Sunday,
September 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Monona
County Fairgrounds in Onawa. Adult tickets are $3 at
the door or $2 at area merchants and $1 for youth ages 6-     LOESS HILLS CULINARY TOUR
10, children 5 & under is free. Onawa Knights of                 A “foodies” dream come true: from farm to fork. On
Columbus will serve breakfast and lunch through out the       Sunday, September 18th a culinary tour will roll into
day.                                                          Monona County. More than 50 people will leave Sioux
   The show offers area artists, gardeners and various        City and make their way into Monona County. There
homemade crafts. Don’t miss the opportunity to get            will be three stops to sample local foods. The first stop
some Holiday shopping done. The Burgess Health                will be at Alexander Family Farms in Smithland to
Center Auxiliary is hosting. For more information, call       sample organic beef. The second stop is at Family
                                                              Farms Produce in Castana to enjoy the tastes of the
                                                              season. The tour will end at Timber Ridge Winery and
.    FARMER’S MARKET IS HERE!!!                                  There will be a roast hog dinner, great sides, desserts,
    After a couple months of hard work, the Farmer’s          and wine tasting. This event is sponsored by Iowa State
Market is finally here. The Farmer’s Market will be           University Extension’s Flavors of Northwest Iowa.
open every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the             There will be door prizes given away and gift bags. If
Onawa Public Library yard until October 26th. The             you would like to donate any items, please contact
vendors accept WIC, Senior WIC and Vegetable Cash             Monona County Economic Development or the Onawa
Vouchers. Please stop by the Library and buy some             Chamber of Commerce. For registration information
fresh vegetables, homemade bread, honey, meat and             visit www.flavorsofnorthwestiowa.org.
   Ken Johnson was recently appointed the new
Administrator for Monona County Public Health.
Ken comes to Monona County with years of
experience and education.
   Ken is married to Colleen and has two daughters.
They currently reside in Sioux City. There will be a
Chamber Coffee on Friday, September 16th at the
Onawa Public Library to welcome Ken to Onawa.

         This year the Fall Burgess Advantage Bus Trip
will travel to Yankton, South Dakota on Thursday,            ONAWA FIRE DEPARTMENT RIBBON
September 29. Not only will the participants get a tour of   CUTTING
the dam, they will also visit the Lewis and Clark Visitor       Despite the rainy day, there was a great turn out
Center. Following lunch at Murdo’s Aten Resort along         for the ribbon cutting of the new Fire Department
the Missouri River, buses will transport guests between      on Friday, August 26th.
three fascinating options for the afternoon portion of the
                                                                The fire department will be holding an open
trip. All who wish to attend need to pre-register. Busses
                                                             house at their new fire station on Sunday,
will depart promptly at 7:00 a.m. from the Onawa
Community Center parking lot. The $95 fee ($75 for           September 11, 2011 from 7:30am to 11am serving
active Burgess volunteers) is all-inclusive and covers the   pancakes with tours provided by the members. The
dam and historical site tours, Continental breakfast,        public is encouraged to attend this event to see the
lunch and dinner, plus bus travel and even the bus           new facility that was completed this year that was
driver’s tip. What better way to spend a lovely fall day?    occupied by the Onawa Fire Department on July 1,
         For more information, visit online at               2011.
www.burgesshc.org or call Shirley Bruegger at 712-423-

   Photo Exhibit of Iowa’s Fallen on
    A very emotional exhibit, “Remembering Our
Fallen,” is a sad reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made
by over 75 Iowans killed in The War on Terror while
wearing our country’s uniform in Afghanistan or Iraq.
The photo display is traveling throughout Iowa and will
be at the Onawa Public Library from September 6
through September 10. On Sunday, September 11, the
tenth anniversary of 9/11, the display will be moved to          The 2011 Swap meet was well attended again this
                                                             year. Vendors were registered from Iowa, Nebraska,
the West Monona High School. The David Mc Neill              South Dakota, while buyers came from those states plus
Post and Unit of the American Legion and Auxiliary           Missouri, Illinois and Wyoming who had made the event
have made arrangements for a program at 2 P.M. The           one of the stops in their travel plans.
Fallen will be remembered during the program.                   As always, there was “Something for Everyone”, from
                                                             auto parts, literature and accessories, petroleum
Additionally, all area Veterans in attendance will be        memorabilia, antique tractor parts and literature,
recognized for their service to our country.                 antiques and collectibles, toys, crafts, books, clothing,
    The David McNeill Post and Unit of the American          jewelry, collectible artwork and litho prints, furniture,
Legion and Auxiliary invite all area Veterans and their      glassware, crafts and more.
                                                                 Plan to attend next year’s swap meet, August 16th &
families to attend the program on Sunday, September             th
                                                             17 , 2012 for the 30th Anniversary.
11. For more information, contact Post Commander
Roger Hansen at 712-423-3656 or Unit President Ann
Crawford at 712-423-2096.
                                                             HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!
                                               9th Annual Chamber Golf Outing

   Friday, August 12, Onawa Chamber members and friends
gathered at the Onawa Country Club for their annual golf
tournament and day of fun.
    The event began about 9:30 a.m. due to a rain delay and
the teams concluded their day of golf about 5:00 p.m. Even
with rain starting off the day, it turned out to be a perfect day
for golf. As the teams returned and scores were tallied, the
winning teams were announced. Hardison Kennel with team             THANK YOU TO THE BUSINESSES WHO
members Bob Hardison, Cheri Hardison, Cody Rush and                 DONATED DOOR PRIZES!!!
Doug Rush. Iowa/Nebraska Bank consisting of Jeff Gray,              Door Prizes donated by:
Brian Croker, Howard Larson and Kevin Kay.                  Crop    Sundquist Engineering – 1 dozen golf balls & a cheesecake
Production Services with team Jill Pierick, Phil McGrain,           Stangel Pharmacy – 4 Dozen Golf Balls
Brenton Pike and Becky Pike. Western Iowa Co-op – Blencoe           Budweiser – hats and a lounge chair
                                                                    C P S, Whiting – Rain gauges, calculators & koozies
with team consisting of Mike Fris, Craig Harris, Casey
                                                                    Burgess Health Center – 1 dozen bag coolers
Simpson and Ryan Brown.                                             Onawa Sentinel – 2 subscriptions
      Duane Wasmund Motors team also known as Duane’s               The Clubhouse – 2 Prime Rib Dinners
Devils earned the title of “Try another sport.” Members were        O’Neill’s Tavern – 1 Gift Certificate
Hydie Poole, Amanda Hinkle, Liz Hinkle and Heather                  US Bank – Umbrella, koozies & golf balls
                                                                    Coca Cola – T Shirts & Hats
                                                                    McCloy Chiropractic – 2 One hour massages
                                                                    Pamida – Fishing Pole
Hole Prizes were:                                                   Miller Lite – bag chair
HOLE 1 Longest Drive in the Fairway - MEN                           Wasmund Motors – 5 Oil changes
Prize – Luggage Bag donated by Morton Buildings                     Vetter Equipment – Pocket tool
HOLE 2 Closest to Pin in 2 Shots                                    NAPA- Toy race car
Prize – Sunglasses donated by Vision Care Center                    Morton Buildings – Hats and koozies
HOLE 3 Closest to Pin in 2 Shots                                    Monona County Abstract – wind chime and two animal
Prize – Holloway Jacket donated by Morton Building                  planters
HOLE 4 Longest Putt Prize – Holloway Jacket donated by              Onawa Chamber of Commerce – Chamber bucks and many
Morton Building                                                     prizes
HOLE 5 Longest Putt Prize – Penta golf balls, tees and              Long Lines – 2 water bottles and 2 beach towels
Krogger golf towel donated by Knight Concrete                       Suds –N- Jugs – Hat & t-shirt
HOLE 6 Longest Putt Prize – Electric Smoker donated by              Bud Light – Hat and t-shirts
WIPCO                                                               Knight Concrete – Golf towel, tees, t-shirts and golf coasters
HOLE 7 Hole in One                                                  Great Southern Bank – Golf towel, tees, golf balls and coffee
         1st Round – Golf Cart                                      mug.
         2nd Round – 32” Panasonic LCD TV, Nike Golf                Casey’s – cookies for sack lunches
         Clubs or $500 Visa Gift card donated by the Onawa
         Chamber of Commerce

   HOLE 8 Closest to the Pin Prize – Pull-over jacket donated by Schenkelbergs
   HOLE 9 Longest Drive Closest in the Fairway - WOMEN
   Prize – Bag chair donated by Black Hills Energy
   Thanks to the following hole sponsors:
   Hoffman Agency                 Nelson & Rock Contracting, Inc.
   Elmwood Care Centre            Suds N Jugs
   Casey’s General Store         Western Iowa Co-op
   Duane Wasmund Motors          Stangel Pharmacy
   Kevin Brandt Insurance        Williams & Company
   US Bank                       Rush Family Care Service
   Brent McCall                  Black Hills Energy
                            Calendar of Events for September 2011

September 1         Chamber Board Meeting 7:00 a.m. at the Onawa Public Library
                    School bond information meeting after volleyball game at WM High School
September 2         Chamber Coffee hosted by Iowa/Nebraska Bank
                    First home football game for West Monona
                    School bond information meeting after football game at WM High School
September 5         Labor Day
September 8         Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon 11:45 to 1:00.
September 9         Chamber Coffee hosted by Luken Memorial with a ribbon cutting.
                    Blood drive at Burgess Health Center 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 11        Fallen Soldiers Program @ 2 p.m. at the WM High School
                    Ventures Craft Fair @ Fairgrounds.
                    Onawa Fire Department Open House Breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
September 13        School Bond election 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                    City Council meeting @ 7 p.m.
September 16        Chamber coffee hosted by Monona County Public Health at the Library
September 18        Monona County Culinary Tour
                     Knights of Columbus chicken dinner 11 am to 2 pm @ St. John’s Catholic Church
September 22        “Welcome to Medicare” free seminar at the Onawa Public Library @ 10 a.m.
September 23        Chamber Coffee hosted by Blencoe State Bank with a ribbon cutting.
September 27        City Council meeting @ 7 p.m.
September 29        Destination of Fall Burgess Advantage Bus Trip, Yankton, South Dakota
September 30        Chamber Coffee hosted by Onawa Family Dentistry.
                    West Monona Homecoming football game

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