Friday, September 11, 2020

Friday Headlines! 09/11/2020

-The Observer reports that the 2020 Hayes Township Verein's (ver-ine's) “Kings Shoot” that was scheduled for June was able to take place Sunday. Brad Buren of Vail and Jackie Peteren of Westside repeated as King and Queen of the shoot. Buren's daughter, Brittany Blair was honored with the Princess Shoot Title.


To start the first festivities, Troy Gehlsen, who is the son of longtime Verein member and supporter, the late Reynold Gehlsen, announced that the Reynold Gehlsen Estate would be making a $5,000 contribution to the Five House Board of Directors next big project.


The board has plans to add a new accessibility ramp on the south side of the building, complete with a 20- to 30-foot-square deck covered by a roof similar to the roof on the north side of the building.

Donations to the project, which may take two or three years to complete, depending on fund-raising, are welcomed, and can be mailed to Troy Gehlsen at 2506 12th Ave. S., Denison, IA 51442.


While this year's activities had to be more flexible than most any other year, the 137th King Shoot went on. The only times the event has been canceled were during World War I and World War II

-The Carroll Police Department reported that a man was transported for treatment last night after accidentally shooting himself in the leg. According to law enforcement, officers were dispatched to a residence after reports of an individual with a gunshot wound. After initial investigation, authorities say the man had been handling a .40-caliber handgun and accidentally discharged it into his upper thigh. The man was transported to St. Anthony Regional Hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening gunshot wound. An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.


-The Board of Trustees of Crawford County Memorial Hospital are pleased to announce that Dr. Joshua Storey has earned the Degree of Fellow designation from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Storey has been on the CCMH medical staff since 2018, and is an emergency room physician. The Degree of Fellow recognizes AAFP members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to family medicine, by their advancement of health care to the American people, and by their professional development through medical education and research.


-Officials with the Carstens 1880’s Farmstead which is located between Minden and Shelb,) have announced the annual potato harvest, or digging, has been postponed due to the recent heavy rainfall. Officials had announced last June that the Annual Carstens Farm Days would be postponed until 2021, but the potato harvest would go on this Saturday, Sept. 12th. However, the weather has forced the event to be delayed until Saturday, Sept. 19th.

-The Audubon Community School District was recently the recipient of a generous gift. School officials say 1992 graduate, Jeanette LaFoy, passed away on April 1st of 2019. In her will, she left her home in Washington State to the district. The home has been sold and the district received a check for $191,000.


-Relay for Life will be holding a Myong's Chinese Dinner Drive-Thru Fundraiser today from 5-7pm at the United Presbyterian Church, in Denison. Cost is $10. The Crawford County Relay for Life continues to work at raising funds to add to this year's Relay goal which was difficult to reach due to Covid-19, but is thankful for all of the support. Interested parties are encouraged to call 712.269.5481 with any questions.

-The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting surrounding area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on tomorrow beginning with a live stream at 10-a.m., a drive-by View-Only Promise Garden in the Harlan Pioneer Park, from 9-until 11-a.m., with the walk commencing anytime on and after Sept. 12th. The link to sign up can be found on



-Today the OABCIG High School Band was thanked by the Golden Horizons Retirement and Assisted Living Facility. Because they played the Star Spangled Banner and school fight song for their residents this morning. Residents reportedly loved it!

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