Onawa Chamber of Commerce
707 Iowa Ave Onawa, IA 51040 712-423-1801 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
email@example.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.
WELCOME NEW PUBLIC HEALTH
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.
BURGESS FALL ADVANTAGE BUS TRIP
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-
“REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN”
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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