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Allison's sewer re-lining program continued last week as crews finished up a 4-block stretch from North Railroad to 6th St. The relining process is part of an effort to keep ground water from infiltrating the City's sanitary sewer system.
The heat created by the process produces billows of steam in the frigid February air.
HELPING HANDS SPONSORING THIRTIETH 3 ON 3 TOURNAMENT
HELPING HANDS, a volunteer youth organization, is sponsoring its 30th annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament to be held in the South Hardin Middle School gym in Hubbard on Saturday, March 21.
Divisions are 2nd-4th grades, 5th-6th grades, 7th-8th grades, all high school grades, and post-high school. All teams are encouraged to be co-ed but it is not mandatory to participate.
The 2nd-4th, 5th-6th, and 7th-8th divisions will start playing on Saturday morning at 8:00 AM, high school at 4:00 PM, and Post-high school at 6:36 PM. Awards will be given to the first four places in the Championship and Consolation brackets---trophies, T-shirts, medals, or ribbons---depending on the final standing. The cost is $39.00 for each three person team.
Bixby accepted for admission to Luther College
DECORAH, Iowa – Scot Schaeffer, Luther College vice president for enrollment management, has announced that Madyson Bixby of Allison, Iowa, has been accepted for admission for the 2015-16 academic year. Bixby has been awarded a Founders Scholarship and an All-State Music Scholarship.
Luther is a selective four-year college located in northeast Iowa. The college has an enrollment of 2,400 students and offers a liberal arts education leading to the bachelor of arts degree in 60 majors and pre-professional programs.
Iowa Butler County Snowbirds to hold their annual luncheon
The Iowa Butler County Snowbirds will have their annual luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 20 at the Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, Az. They would welcome any news from home to share. If you have questions please call Joni, 480-248-7766.
The next meeting of the Veterans Memorial Community meeting will be held on Wed., February 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Allison AMVET Hall (note change of location). All interested community members are urged to attend.
The Allison Lions Club Soup Supper and Sugar Daddys Big Band music is set for Friday, February 27. The Allison Lions Club is serving a freewill offering soup supper with a wide variety of soups, veggies, special breads, and ice cream and cake from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Middle School in Allison.
Following the supper, Sugar Daddys Big 10 piece band will perform from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. Sugar Daddys Big Band music is done in “Big Band Style, and includes hits from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and others. The Band is under the direction of Dave Smith, Allison, and also has members from Parkersburg, Cedar Falls and Waverly.
Smith says this is an opportunity to bring the Summer Wilder Park entertainment program to town by combining it with a Lions Soup Supper.
Come & enjoy an evening of great food and entertainment, plus support the Lions and the summer entertainment program at Wilder Park.
Pony Express Riders of Iowa will be holding a dance and auction on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Allison AMVETS. Cost is $5.00 per person. Borderline will take the stage, with all proceeds benefitting Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside (a facility for Iowans with disabilities).
Contact 319-267-2244, for more information.
"What in the World Is Going On?” – a DVD series – will be shown at Allison Bible Church on Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m., starting on Sunday, February 22.
There is no admission fee, and no offering will be taken for this exciting presentation of how the world is being prepared for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Featuring Dr. David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California, this series investigates subjects like: Islamic terrorism, Is America in Prophecy, the Rise of the Antichrist, and the Rapture.
A nursery is provided and there will be refreshments after each presentation. Everyone is invited. The Allison Bible Church is located at 108 Pfaltzgraff Street in Allison.
The Butler County GOP committee will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. They will be hosting our county legislators, Bill Dix, Pat Grassley, and Linda Upmeyer. This is an opportunity for any county resident to sit down with them and hear what is going on in the Iowa statehouse. The meeting is at the Butler County courthouse in the basement conference room. There will be coffee and cookies provided.
St. John’s, Vilmar, will be hosting a Haiti Mission Trip Fundraiser Chili Cook-Off, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale on Sunday, March 8, from 4-7 p.m. More details will be coming soon.
Reservations for new Lodge at Wilder Park available
Families, or groups, thinking about utilizing the new 46 x 30 ft. Lodge at Wilder Park, Allison, are asked to contact Allison City Hall for reservations.
The lodge is open year round and has a variety of amenities for overnight stays which include: bedroom, kitchen with major appliances, TV with free Wi Fi, heated floors, air conditioning, two bathrooms and plenty of tables & chairs.
Fees for overnight use are Sunday-Thursday $100.00 night; Friday, Saturday & holidays $125.00 night for 4 adults; two additional adults may register at $10.00 each. Maximum occupants is 12 with children. Security deposit is $200.00.
During camping season there is a minimum stay of 2 nights and a maximum stay of 7 days. Ask about special discount rates for multi-nights at the lodge.
For those wishing to reserve the Lodge for special occasions as graduations, bridal showers, wedding receptions, hosting families for meals, or groups having meetings;-- the rates are: Monday-Thursday-$40.00, Saturday-Sunday & Holidays-$80.00.
There is a security fee of $100.00 for all groups. For Butler County non-profit groups there is no charge. Maximum capacity of the Lodge is 50 persons.
Those using the lodge may also enjoy the many amenities located throughout the Park.
Contact Allison City Hall at 319-267-2245 from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1:30 4:30 p.m. or email@example.com. Fees may be paid by credit/debit card, or check.
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