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Table of Contents A brief profile of Denison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Denison map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5 Crawford County history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 City of Denison officials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Crawford County officials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Chamber and Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Crawford County Courthouse has historical significance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Annual events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Community Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 Celebrating cultural diversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Majestic Hills Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Denison Aquatic Fun Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Denison parks and trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Lincoln Highway history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Norelius Community Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Donna Reed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Donna Reed Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Hollywood handprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Denison’s historic houses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31

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The McHenry House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Boulders Conference Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 ISU Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Racing at the Crawford County Speedway . . . . . . . . .35 Crawford County Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Western Iowa Expo building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Denison Job Corps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Parochial and public schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Western Iowa Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Crawford County Memorial Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Youth sports activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Lucky Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Tucker’s Pond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Denison churches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Nature center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Yellow Smoke Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-49 Fire department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 DMU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Index of advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

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A profile of Denison Founded: 1856 Population: 8,298 Denison was founded by Jesse W. Denison, a Baptist minister and land agent of the Providence Western Land Company. Denison, the largest city in Crawford County and the county seat, is centrally located between Omaha, Sioux City and Des Moines. W.A. and Morris McHenry started a meat empire in Denison with an imported herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle. The official meatpacking industry was started in 1958. See a story about the meatpacking industry and other industries elsewhere in this publication. Along with the meat industry, Denison and the surrounding area boasts a diversified industrial base that includes the manufacture of concrete products, a computer software firm, the production of ethanol, graphic arts, health care, and education. Denison features 12 parks and trails located throughout the community. See a separate story on this feature elsewhere in this publication. Noteable Denison residents Leslie M. Shaw (1848-1932), served as Iowa 17th governor from 1898 to 1902 and served as the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under President Theodore Roosevelt from 1902 to 1907

Clarence D. Chamberlin (1893-1976), from June 4-6, 1927, was the first pilot to fly a passenger non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean, taking off from New York and landing in a field in Germany and set a long-distance, trans-Atlantic flight record Donna Reed (1921-1986), born Donna Belle Mullenger, starred in the American classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film “From Here to Eternity,” and starred in her own television series “The Donna Reed Show” from 1958 through 1966 (see stories elsewhere in this issue) Dr. James E. Hansen (1941-), director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City and adjunct professor of earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University; he is known for his analysis of climate change, current climate trends and projections of man’s impact on climate and was named as one of “Time Magazine’s” 100 Most Influential People in the “Time 100” list in 2006 James Perry Conner (1851-1924), practiced law in Denison, served five terms (1900-1909) in the U.S. House from Iowa’s 10th District Jim Garrison (1921-1992), born in Denison, moved to New Orleans in his childhood, served as District Attorney of New Orleans Parish (1961-1973), began an investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in late 1966.

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Crawford County History

Crawford County officials

In 1763, a pioneer by the name of Boyer, led explorers to current day Crawford County to trade with Indians. The Sioux used the land as hunting and gathering grounds. Although they never made permanent settlements in Crawford County, burial mounds have been discovered. White settlers threatened the Sioux’s hunting ground, leading the Sioux to lead raids against the invading outsiders, causing some of the settlers to leave. In 1833, Pottawattamie and Oskaloosa tribes were granted land in Iowa, some of which was in southern Crawford County. Another proclamation in 1846 forced the inhabiting tribes west, out of Iowa. However, members of the tribes made trips back to the area to consult the Great Spirit. Chief Yellow Smoke, of the Omaha tribe, lived in Shelby County but often traveled to Crawford County. He is buried in southwest Crawford County and was the last Keeper of the Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe, which is now at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. When Iowa became a State in 1846, Pottawatomie County was established which included Crawford County as well as all of southwest Iowa. In 1851, a comprehensive law created 50 new counties. Among the new counties was Crawford, named after a statesman and senator from Georgia. In 1854, it was still a part of Shelby County, despite having defined borders. A vote in 1855 helped create the county’s own government.

Hours for the Crawford County Courthouse are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Board of Supervisors: Steve Ulmer, Mark Segebart, Jerry Buller, Eric Skoog, and Cecil Blum County Assessor: Duane Zenk, 712-263-3447 County Attorney: Michael Mundt, 712-263-5601 County Auditor: Terri Martens, 712-263-3045 Clerk of Court: Karen Kahl, 712-263-2242 County Engineer: Paul Assman, 712-263-2449 County Recorder: Denise Meeves, 712-263-3643 County Sheriff: James Steinkuehler, 712-263-2146 County Treasurer: Jeri Vogt, 712-263-2648 Driver’s License, 712-263-3439 Motor Vehicle, 712-263-2178 Conservation Board Director: Lance Nelson, 712-263-2748 Medical Examiner: Dr. D.W. Crabb, 712-263-5071 Zoning Official: Duane Zenk, 712-263-3447 Mental Health & Veterans Affairs: Louise Galbraith, 712-2632720 Public Health: Laura Beeck, 712-263-3303 Juvenile Court Services: Glen Barngrover, 712-263-5442 Emergency Management: Greg Miller, 712-263-2348

City of Denison officials

Fertile farm ground led early settlers to Crawford County. Today, their descendants and residents who have arrived later continue to appreciate the importance of agriculture. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

City Hall Phone: 712-263-3143 Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays Mayor: Dennis Fineran City Council Pedro Rodriguez, First Ward Dan Ahart, Second Ward Dan Leinen, Third Ward Nathan Mahrt, Council at Large Gordon Hough, Council at Large City Manager: position currently vacant City Clerk: Lisa Koch Chief of Police: Rod Bradley Asst. Public Works Director: Doug Wiebers Street Superintendent: Dave Nemitz Fire Chief: Cory Snowgren City Engineer: Terry Crawford City Attorney: D.R. Franck Animal Pound: 712-63-8393 Explore Denison 6


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The Chamber and Development Council The Chamber and Development Council (CDC) of Crawford County provides a valuable service to local businesses and residents. The Chamber of Commerce and Crawford County Development Corporation joined forces in 2005 to form a new alliance to serve both new and old businesses alike. The CDC’s main mission is to maintain, enhance and grow the economic viability and visibility of Crawford County communities. “We are the only organization in the county that works to expand and retain local business as well as encourage start-ups,” said CDC Executive Director Don Luensmann. Local businesses receive benefits when they participate with the CDC. The CDC works with the State of Iowa as well as the local governments to help find incentives for businesses, sponsors the Crawford County gift card program and sets up revolving loan funds that help finance the expansions of current businesses or

help start up new businesses. Other members’ benefits include business contacts, social events, luncheons, banquets business support, the CDC’s monthly newsletter, retail promotions, location assistance and statistical information. The CDC staff includes Don Luensmann, executive director; Deb Loftus, finance manager and events and promotions coordinator; and Jan Jacobsen, tourism coordinator. The CDC Board of Directors Executive Officers are Bob Adams, president; Greg Gallup, first vice president; Greg Hinz, second vice president; Jay Mendlik, secretary/treasurer; Mark Segebart, supervisor; and Gordon Hough, City of Denison. Directors are Carla Lally, Dr. Derek Lambert, Doug Mezger, Jane Smith, Jennifer Preul, Todd Thams, Dave Wiges, Bob Adams, Susan Hardy and Mark Ramthun. The CDC’s annual meeting for election of officers as well as the awards ceremony for local businesses will be July 7. For more information, contact the CDC at 712-263-5621.

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Courthouse has historical significance The Crawford County Courthouse is located at 1202 Broadway in Denison. Construction on the courthouse started November 10, 1903. The cornerstone was laid July 30, 1904. Builders used two different types of stones on the exterior of the courthouse. The exterior of the first floor is made of Port Wing Sandstone. The exterior of the second and third stories are made of Bedford White Stone. The stones weighed 7-8 tons each and were shipped to the Illinois Central Railroad depot, which was located south of the courthouse. From there a special truck wagon was used to pull the stones up the hill to the courthouse site. The Crawford County Courthouse was constructed with a dome. The dome was removed in 1946. A soldier’s monument was erected on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn in 1917-1918. Hours for the courthouse are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays.

The Crawford County Courthouse, completed in 1904, adds to the variety of architecture that can be found in Denison. Above, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts raise the flags on Memorial Day on a pole situated in the center of the Veterans Memorial, located in front of the courthouse. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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Annual events in Denison January Denison Bridal Fair

September Icon Series at Donna Reed Theatre

March St. Patrick’s Day Parade October Interstate Rodeo Association Finals Business Appreciation Breakfast A Night on the Red Carpet

April Home and Garden Show Women in Business Luncheon May Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival Wine and Beer Tasting event at Donna Reed Theatre Denison Art Show in Washington Park Memorial Day Events June Sherri and Julie’s Dance Recital Optimists Club Flight Breakfast at Denison Airport

June, continued Donna Reed Foundation Children’s Musical Theater Workshop and Performance

July, continued Cat and Dog Days Icon Series at Donna Reed Theatre Crawford County Fair

July Independence Day Celebration (Saturday before July 4)

August Lincoln Highway Yard Sale Flea Market

November Denison Rotary Auction Holiday Open House High School / Community Musical at Fine Arts Center

December “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Donna Reed Theatre Santa Visits Messiah Vocal Concert

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Community Organizations 4-H ISU Extension 35 S. Main, Denison 712-263-4697

Boy Scouts of America Boy Scout Troop 55 Dr. Dennis Crabb 712-263-5071

Crawford County Council on Aging Lyle Fleshner 712-263-5806

Alzheimer’s Association Tina Stroud 800-272-3900

Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pack 49 712-263-8352 712-263-8404

Crawford County Cattleman’s Association Phil Blum 712-263-2050

Crawford County Pork Producers Deb Outhouse 712-748-7111

Boy Scouts of America Soccer in Scouting Doug Soseman 712-263-6459

Crawford County Crime Stoppers Joe Klien and Rod Bradley 712-263-4050

Christian Women’s Club Sandra Waldemar 712-792-4147

Crawford County Arts Council Shirley Vipond 712-263-4893 or A Country Rose 712-263-3220

Crawford County Fair Association Jan Henningsen 712-263-5306

American Cancer Society CJ Niles 712-794-0100 American Legion Auxiliary 712-263-3474 American Legion Denison Post #8 Jim Beamer 712-263-3256 Beta Sigma Phi-XI Beta Omega Chapter 712-263-4755

Crawford County Genealogical Society Meets the third Thursday of each month except December at the Norelius Community Library.

Crawford County Historical Society Teresa Keairnes 712-263-5113

Denison Barbershoppers Jerry Peterman 712-263-3631 Denison Booster Club Jeff Ploeger 712-263-5860 Denison Kiwanis Club Meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Cronk’s Café.

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Community Organizations Denison Optimist Club Meets every Thursday at 7 a.m. at Cronk’s Café.

Questers-L.M. Shaw Chapter 353 712-263-2193

Denison Rotary Club Meets every Thursday at noon at Cronk’s Café.

V.F.W. Ninus L. Hunt Post Barry Bergamo 712-263-6890

Girl Scouts (GSUSA) For information contact Girls Scouts of Greater Iowa Sioux City Jessica Heeney 800-746-8947 Girl Scouts Cindy Sherff 712-263-8358 Iowa Retired School Personnel Association Fred Worrell 712-675-4528

West Central Iowa Collector's Club 712-263-2193 West Central Iowa Izaak Walton League Lee Sonichson 712-263-6019 Meets first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Izaak Walton League Clubhouse north of Denison on Highway 39 At right: The Barbershoppers put on a show each year.

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Denison celebrates its cultural diversity

Pictured at right are dancers on stage at the Washington Park bandshell during the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The celebration includes a parade in uptown Denison, followed by food, music, games and fun at Washington Park. Royalty for the Cinco de Mayo celebration is also presented on stage at the bandshell. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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Majestic Hills Golf Course Majestic Hills holds true to its name. This 18-hole course rolls through the hills of Denison. The up-and-down course carries a par of 71 for men and 72 for ladies. The front nine is a par 36 for men and a par 37 for ladies with the back nine par 35 for both. The course mixes par 3, par 4 and par 5 holes and spans anywhere from 5,262 to 6,417 yards, depending on the tee box location. Majestic Hills is near Boulders Conference Center, which provides a great location for family gatherings. The course hosts several open tournaments during the summer. The events for July and August are listed below. For more information on the tournaments, contact the clubhouse at 712-2635194. Majestic Hills Golf Course Special Events July 4 – Four man scramble July 4 – Two couple scramble July 12 – Two gal scramble July 15 – Club Championship July 29 – Three-couple scramble August 5 – Mahoney Memorial Golf Tournament

August 19 – Four gal scramble Membership Rates: - Single - $625.95 per year or $52.16 a month - Family - $749.04 per year or $62.42 a month - Full-time College Student Season Rate - $256.80 - High School Student Season Rate - $160.50 Green Fees: 18 Holes - $20.09 on weekdays; $25.09 on weekends and holidays 9 Holes - $13 on weekdays and $15 on weekends Cart Rental - 18 holes: $13 per person; 9 holes: $6.50 per person Driving Range - membership or $5 per bag Note: Majestic Hills Golf Course has a cart usage program. Price is $428 per year. Taxes are all included in the membership and cart usage prices. Majestic Hills Golf Course is located at 2505 Boulders Drive, Denison. For more information, call 712-263-5194.

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Denison Aquatic Fun Center features a variety of recreational activities The Denison Aquatic Fun Center, located at 710 North 16th Street, features a 25-yard, six-lane indoor pool, and an outdoor pool with two150-foot slides, a zero-elevation entry, a diving board and a child activity pool. Other features are an 18-hole miniature golf course and a sand volleyball court. The indoor pool is open all year. Special events are planned during the summer of 2012 to celebrate the 22nd birthday of the Denison Aquatic Fun Center. Hours for all pools and facilities are from 1 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Additionally, the indoor pool is open from 5 to 7 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily admission is $4 for adults (18 & up), $3 for ages 6-17, and 75 cents for

those five-and-under, with a paid adult admission. Those six and under must be accompanied by an individual 13 years or older that has paid the regular admission. All who enter must pay an admission. The Denison Aquatic Fun Center also provides training for lifeguards, water safety instructor classes, community first aid and CPR classes, lap swimming and water walking, synchronized swimming, summer and winter swim teams, water exercise classes, Red Cross swimming lessons and adult lessons, as well as infant/toddler and preschool classes. Family, adult and youth season tickets are also available. For more information on ticket prices or a particular event, contact Dylan Schulte, Denison Aquatic Fun Center director, at 712-263-8130.

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Denison parks and trails Washington Park: 210 South 17th Street, featuring Kids’ Kastle, a community-built mega-playground; covers 2.3 acres; includes shelters, restrooms, a bandshell and a basketball court. Doty Park: 1017 Fifth Avenue North; covers 0.25 acres; includes playground equipment. Johnson Park: 1100 North 20th Street; covers 2.5 acres; includes playground equipment, shelters, restrooms, as well as double and single basketball courts. Little League Complex: 2210 Parkview Drive; covers 9 acres,; owned by Denison Youth Foundation and leased to City of Denison; includes 2 baseball fields. Maxwell Park: 1303 Bohnker Hill Road; covers 2.5 acres; includes playground equipment, shelter, restrooms, double basketball court and softball backstop. Morningside Park: 7 Morningside Drive; covers 1.0 acre; includes playground equipment, shelters, restrooms, backstop and practice field for Little League baseball or softball. Northside Recreation Complex: located on North 16th Street, east of Denison High School; a state-of-the-art sports complex with soccer, baseball, softball and football fields. Tuckers Park: 2210 Ninth Avenue North; covers 1.5 acres; includes playground equipment, basketball court, shelter and restrooms. Tuckers Pond: 2710 Sixth Avenue North; covers 9.0 acres; includes a pond. Union Park: 324 North 17th Street; covers 2.3 acres; includes

playground equipment, shelter, restrooms and basketball court. Sewell Trail/Tucker’s Pond: Sixth Avenue North; one-quarter mile asphalt walking and bicycling trail. The trail connects with Yellow Smoke Park to the east and the Wheels to Heels walking and bicycling trail to the South. Sunset Park: a roadside rest area located one mile west of Denison on Highway 30. An old gravel pit site, the area provides picnicking and fishing.

Washington Park, located at 210 South 17th Street, is a popular site for many of Denison’s outdoor celebrations, including the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration and the annual Denison Art Show (above). Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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Lincoln Highway puts Denison on the road map Denison’s link to national highway history is the Lincoln Highway, the nation’s first transcontinental route. Although the route has changed through the years, Highway 30, which runs east and west through Denison, is closely associated with the Lincoln Highway. The Lincoln Highway began at Times Square, Broadway and 42nd, New York City, and ended at the Pacific Ocean in Lincoln Park, San Francisco, a distance of 3,389 miles. According to the National Lincoln Highway Association, the idea for the route came from Carl Fisher, who was also responsible for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Miami Beach. Fisher, along with two industrialists, Frank Seiberling and Henry Joy, planned a hard-surfaced road along the shortest practical route form New York to San Francisco. The Lincoln Highway Association was created in 1913 to promote the route, using private and corporate donations. The Lincoln Highway was the only transcontinental highway to be allowed to keep its name on highway markers when the plan for numbered highways was finalized in 1925. Three thousand concrete markers, each with a small directional arrow and a small bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln, were made to mark the highway. The markers were shipped to towns and cities along the route, and holes were dug in preparation of installing the markers. On September 1, 1928, Boy Scout troops across the nation went to work to place the markers at an average of one per mile.

Two buildings in Denison have historical significance due, in part, because of their location on the Lincoln Highway. Cronk’s Café, located near the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 59, is the oldest continually operating restaurant in Iowa. It was founded by L.J. Cronk in 1929. South of Cronk’s. across Highway 30, the Park Motel also has an integral relationship with the formation of the Lincoln Highway. It was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 2000 because of its architectural significance and its link to the Lincoln Highway route.

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Because it is located along the Lincoln Highway, Denison is on the route of many motor tours, including the MotorIowa Tour shown above. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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At the Farmer’s Market in Denison, shoppers can purchase freshly picked produce as well as some baked goods. Farmers Market will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. every Thursday from July 5 through October 25 this year. The location is on First Avenue North, near the intersection with North 15th Street, just north of Hy-Vee. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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Industry powers Denison, Crawford County Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County Executive Director Don Luensmann said industry powers Crawford County. Out of 9,100 non-governmental jobs, approximately three-quarters are industrial. “They provide most of the employment to the county,” Luensmann said. “They also pay a significant amount of property taxes that support the local government and education of our community.” The community also boasts a number of industries. Major employers in Denison include Farmland Foods, Tyson Fresh Meats, Denison Community Schools, Hy-Vee, Wal-Mart, Eventide, Denison Job Corps Center, Crawford County Memorial Hospital, WESCO Industries, Fareway Food Stores, Petersen Manufacturing, Unit-

ed Parcel Service, Denison Care Center, No Frills Supermarket, Professional Computer Sys-

tems, The Andersons Denison Ethanol LLC, APPA Fine Foods, Quality Food Proces-

sors, Boyer Valley Company, American Protein Corporation and Bohlmann, Inc.

Above is an aerial view of the Farmland Foods plant, the biggest employer in Denison and in Crawford County. Denison is known for its food processing companies. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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Norelius Community Library is community’s “living room” The Norelius Community Library in Denison, founded in 1904 as a Carnegie Library, continues to meet the changing needs of a growing community. It offers a wide range of exciting programs, helpful services, internet access and a collection of more than 60,000 books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and periodicals. The Norelius Community Library recorded more than 105,500 different transactions during the 2010-2011 year, including books and other media borrowed, meeting room use, children and adult program attendance, online subscription databases accessed, computer utilization, and research questions answered. More than 8,000 people attended library programs offered during the year. The library has nearly 6,000 current regular cardholders plus an additional 1,400 computer-use only card holders. With 16 public access computers available in the adult library, students may be able to type a term paper, grandparents can email a granddaughter in Germany or see pictures of their hour-old great-grandson in California, and even visit with friends on Facebook with ease. The children’s library has seven computers filled with educational games. Even the two- and three- year-olds

have access to two computers filled with educational fun. In addition to an extensive and up-to-date permanent collection, the Norelius Community Library can obtain hundreds of thousands of other materials through interlibrary loan. Other popular library services and programs include: Downloadable e-books and audio books Book discussion group for adults Story times during the school year and summer reading programs for children Color and black & white copies/fax/laminating Notary Public Reference services Wireless Internet connections Whether for research, recreational reading, e-mailing or to just sit back with the day’s paper, library goers will find what they need and more at the Norelius Community Library. Library hours are: Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please stop in at 1403 1st Ave South or call 712-2639355. Visit the library’s website at www.denison.lib.ia.us.

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CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE PROVIDES EXCITING PROGRAMS! Are You Between the Ages of 16 and 24? Out of School? Having Trouble Getting a Job? Denison Job Corps offers: • Skills • Training for Jobs • Education • Room and Board • Job Placement HEALTH SECTOR

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Denison Job Corps Center 10 Opportunity Drive • Hwy. 30 East For admissions information, please call 712-265-2441 Denison Job Corps is operated by Management and Training Corporation for the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Donna Reed was born in Denison Donna Reed was born Donna Belle Mullenger in Denison, Iowa on January 27, 1921. After Donna graduated at age 17, she left for California to pursue a secretarial degree. While Donna was in school, she told the interested studios that she would not sign a contract until she completed her degree. After Donna earned her degree, she captivated the country with her sensitive portrayals in films like the great American classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “From Here to Eternity” for which she won the coveted Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Donna is perhaps best remembered for her work on her own television series, “The Donna Reed Show,” which aired from 1958 through 1966. She played the role of an honest, humorous and nurturing mother, much like her real self. Behind the cameras, she was the un-credited producer and director of the show, studying and mastering both lighting and cinematography - roles rarely handled by women of that time. She also raised four children and was the co-founder of Another Mother for Peace. Notwithstanding the fame and fortune she found in Hollywood, Donna never forgot her hometown of Denison. She was proud of being an Iowa farm girl. She returned to Denison often throughout her career. Following her death in 1986, her Oscar® was left to the City of Denison and is now displayed at the historic McHenry House. Family, friends, and community members turned out to honor her, and from that gathering, the Donna Reed Foundation for the

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The Donna Reed Center The Donna Reed Center stands at the corner of Broadway and Main, the hub of uptown Denison. It was constructed in 1914 as the Deutsche Operahaus (German Operahouse) by the Deutsche Operahaus Gesellschaft (German Operahous Company) at a total cost of $80,000. The building was purchased in 1986 by the Donna Reed Foundation, with financial support from community and corporate grants. Restoration efforts on the lobby, the theatre, Reiney’s Soda Fountain and the Donna Reed Foundation office have proved successful, and have returned the Operahaus to its original splendor as a vintage Germania Opera House. The clubhouse and dressing rooms were restored for the offices of the Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County. In 1995, the first phase of restoration was completed with the help of thousands of community volunteer hours. In 2010 volunteers restored the orchestra pit, which had been covered up. New baseboard and brass rails were installed. The theatre seats 550 people. The Donna Reed Center houses the archives for the Donna Reed Museum and the history of Donna Reed. The Donna Reed Theatre shows first-run films and free movies, hosts numerous stage presentations throughout the year and is the location for numerous community activities in-

cluding school presentations. The Donna Reed Theatre also hosts performances of the Crawford County Arts Council’s series. Reiney’s Soda Fountain is a restored turn-of-the-century soda fountain serving old-fashioned ice cream and fountain treats, as well as breakfast and lunch items. The theatre and soda fountain are favorite stops for bus tour groups that visit the community. The Donna Reed Foundation is currently in the process of planning a centennial celebration to commemorate the Deutsche Operahaus.

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Hollywood handprints in Denison Planters in uptown Denison feature the handprints of people in the entertainment industry who have presented educational programs at the Donna Reed Festival & Workshops for the Performing Arts. People can stroll uptown Denison and look for the handprints of Alison Arngrim who played Nellie Oleson on the “Little House On The Prairie” television series, Shelley Fabares who played Mary Stone on “The Donna Reed Show” and Christine on “Coach,” and Gene Reynolds who was a producer on “M.A.S.H.,” “Room 222” and “Lou Grant.” Petersen Manufacturing provided the materials and orchestrated the handprint impressions and also designed and constructed the Hands of Hollywood displays. Brochures listing all who have made handprints are available at the Donna Reed Foundation Office at 1305 Broadway in uptown Denison.

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Take a walk past Denison’s historic homes A walking tour within eight blocks in any direction of Broadway and Main Street – the center of uptown Denison – features varied architectural designs. The 36 homes and Donna Reed Theatre date from 1870 to the early 1900s. A brochure is available at the Crawford County Chamber and Development Council (CDC) office located at 18 South Main Street in Denison. A map and list of homes is also available at the City of Denison’s website at www.denisonia.com. The walking tour was created by local historian Anne Schneller in the early 1980s to raise awareness of Denison’s rich past and serves as a testament to the town’s commitment to cultural awareness and preservation. Homes on the tour include: The Dr. Brannon home built in the early 1900s at of stucco with Doric columns supporting the red-tiled roof The Kelley home built in the 1910s with a wrap-around porch Famed aviator Clarence Chamberlain’s boyhood home The C.F. Kuehnle home built in 1881 featuring leaded glass windows A mansion on Second Avenue South built in 1898 for a local business man whose fortune came from banking and land The Victorian R.A. Romans home with a covered breezeway The Claus Scriver home built in the 1890s featuring fish scale siding and stained glass panels on the upper level bay windows

The M.E. Jones home built in the early 1900s The John Menagh home built in 1889 featuring Victorian porches, Doric columns and more The Col. Green cottage built in 1880 with Denison brick Railroad agent George Srecker’s 1890s home Congressional representative and owner of the Denison Review J.P. Conner in 1900 owned a home on South 15th Street featured on the tour (it is now Conner’s Corner Bed & Breakfast) The L.M. Shaw house. Shaw was a two-term Iowa governor and Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. Presently the Pfannebecker Funeral Home, the Victorian twostory house on Broadway was built in the late 1800s for H.C. Laub J.W. Hill’s Victorian home built c. 1890 with a five-windowed tower A 1920 home on Broadway was built for P.W. Harding – the first woman admitted to the Iowa bar The T.J. Garrison home built in 1898 featuring a round tower, elaborately turned porch spindles on two levels and many decorative windows The 1879 “Italianate” E.J. Heston home The 1896 T.C. McCarthy home An 1890 Tudor-style home built for J.C. Robinson The Dr. B.F. Philbrook home built in 1896 The Julius Balle home built in 1910 The A.C. Balle residence built in 1886 Built in 1896 by highly-regarded carpenter John Fastje for

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George Naeve, the Hartwig House on North Main Street is now a bed and breakfast The Gronau house on Third Avenue North The E.S. Plimpton home built c. 1870, the oldest home in Denison Bartholomew residence built in 1916, a “piece of Italy” in Denison The Brodersen residence built in the early 1900s The McHenry House built in 1895 for a cost of $25,000 An early “prefab” house from the 1890s on Avenue A

The Lehfeldt home built in 1890 features a many gabled, steeply pitched roof The O.A. Patterson home built in the 1890s draws inspiration from Greek architectural styles The Hayes home built in the 1890s typifies Victorian architecture The 1892 Riepen house with a six-sided turret The G.A. Caswell home built in the early 1900s with leaded glass windows and a wrap-around porch The 1896 Bullock residence

McHenry House The historic McHenry House, located at the intersection of 15th Street and Street and First Avenue North is on the National Register of Historic Places and is on Denison’s walking tour of historic homes. It is now a museum housing many items relating to the history of Denison. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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The historic McHenry House When William A. McHenry, a surveyor, banker and cattle rancher, came to Denison after the civil war, he had his home, located at 15th Street and First Avenue North, carefully designed and built to include the latest technology and comforts available in the developing Midwest. The McHenry House was built in 1885 for $25,000 and the original structure included additional porches, a kitchen to the rear of the house, and an upstairs conservatory, all of which were removed during the early to mid-twentieth century, prior to acquisition of the house by the Crawford County Historical Society in the 1960s. The woodwork on the first floor of the McHenry House is of a different species in every room, even the pocket doors have different woods on either side. Two light fixtures in the house – in the first floor music room and the second floor “baby’s room” – were original to the house and were equipped to provide light with gas, and then by electricity when the option was available. Duplication was a theme employed throughout the house. For example, the home boasts five original fire places, each bedecked with ornate carved wood mantles and tile work; also original to the structure is a steam heat system that distributed warmth through radiators. Upstairs are many items of clothing, including some from the first McHenry family’s wardrobe, the dress Mrs. Clarence Chamberlain wore in Paris to celebrate the aviator’s historic trans-Atlantic flight in 1927, and antique wedding dresses.

The open room also showcases military history items including flags, uniforms, photographs, and armaments. The main and upper levels of the house are decorated in period style with items of furniture donated by the community and from the McHenry family. The front parlor was recently renovated to reflect its earlier use as a formal dining room and the Crawford County Historical Society is planning to return an adjacent room to use as a functioning, period 1930-1940s kitchen. Even the basement of the McHenry house contains displays and is open to visitors. In one half, the original, three-basin, soapstone utility sink evokes images of maids doing laundry, as the clothes chute, which directed dirty garments from the upper regions of the home to the basement, deposited the chores into the same room. Community history is also on display. For example, Denison once had a business where people could bring in their garden produce for custom canning; artifacts of this enterprise are also on display at the McHenry House. In addition to special seasonal displays and activities, regular hours at the McHenry House are from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in June, July, September and October. Admission is $3 for adults, 50 cents for children under age 14 and free for children 10 and under. On June 23 and 24, the McHenry House Historical Society will host a special event featuring displays of old aprons and handkerchiefs and a program given by Joyce Amdor at 2 p.m. each day on old aprons. The admission fee is $3 or a cookbook to give or exchange.

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Boulders Conference Center Boulders Conference Center is located adjacent to Majestic Hills Golf Course, just one-third mile south of Highway 30 on Donna Reed Drive. Boulders is a city-owned property. The conference center features prairie-style architecture, a state-of-the-art sound system and wireless internet capabilities. Catherine Dwine, director at Boulders, said the center hosted 291 events in 2011, and as of June 6, has already hosted 195 events in 2012 and has 44 events booked for next year. The most difficult days to book are Fridays and Saturdays but the weekdays have plenty availability. Dwine encouraged people to always call about openings. ”Don’t make assumptions,” she said. “Even though we book things up fast, don’t be afraid to call and check.” Boulders provides an invaluable asset to the community. Large conferences and weddings bring people from around the nation for many days. In turn, visitors to Denison provide business to shops, stores and attractions when they are not busy at Boulders. “People at events here stay at the hotels, bed and breakfasts, shop and get gas throughout Denison,” Dwine said. For more information or to book an event, call Boulders Conference Center at 712-263-5577.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers many programs for both children and adults in: Š Ag & Natural Resources: livestock-beef, swine, sheep, environmental issues, farm finances and crops Š Families & Youth: 4-H program, summer camps, Clover Kids for kindergarten to third grade, child development, parenting (Strengthening Families), nutrition education and relationships (Girl Talk) Š Economic development: leadership program, census information, GIS training, ISO 9000 and help for small manufacturers Š Continuing education: college credit courses and non-credit programs Publications are available covering many different topics. Crawford County ISU Extension is located at 35 South Main; Denison, Iowa 51442; 712-263-4697. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Weekly racing is back at speedway The half-mile dirt track, located on the Crawford County Fairgrounds, serves as a popular attraction on Friday nights. Junior Reetz, Crawford County race director, said on an average Friday, the grandstands contain 900 to 1,500 racing fans. Nearly 100 racers come from as far away as Sioux City to entertain the raceway’s customers. “It’s a big family deal,” Reetz said. “People are back into racing now.” Reetz said the thrill of racing as well as reasonable ticket prices have lead to an increase in attendance. Prices are currently $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and children 5 and under are free. Because the races are not part of a circuit, drivers are welcome to join Friday nights at Crawford County Speedway any week. Drivers interested in racing may show up the day of the race. They must pay a $25 entry fee and sign an insurance waiver. Friday racing sessions include six different classes. The track was recently shortened to accommodate the variety of classes. Reetz said he wants to see a steeper band on the turns to allow more cars per lane and also hopes to let cars park on the north end of the raceway to eliminate vehicles on the infield. Aside from Friday night races, which are a part of the Crawford County Racers Association, the speedway is also the location of the Crawford County Fair races. Reetz said the fair races are slightly more popular because sprint cars run, but he added that the Friday races may include

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Cars accelerate as a race starts at the Crawford County Speedway. Races take place on Friday nights.

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Crawford County Fair an annual celebration of 4-H, FFA, agriculture The Crawford County Fair Association, a non-profit corporation, has been operating the Crawford County Fair since 1947. The fair takes place in late July. Dates for the 66th annual Crawford County Fair are Wednesday, July 18, through Sunday, July 22, with the livestock sale on Monday, July 23. Coronation of the Crawford County Fair King and Queen will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the Denison High School Fine Arts Center. Grandstand events at the 2012 fair are a tractor pull, 7 p.m. on July 18; the Bill Riley Talent Show, 6 p.m. on July 19, followed by the Brad Morgan concert; sprint car, hobby, stock, B modifieds and modified races, 7:30 p.m. on July 20; monster trucks, 7 p.m. on July 21; and figure-8 races, 6 p.m. on July 22, followed by an RV demolition derby. Active 4-H and FFA youth clubs help to keep the county fair growing, along with the individuals who bring livestock and non-livestock entries to exhibit. Crawford County has 13 4-H clubs, a special shooting sports 4-H club, and three FFA chapters. The Crawford County Fair is a celebration of all the many hours spent throughout the year in preparation for the chance to showcase projects. The fairgrounds have also been a site for concerts, circus performances and horse shows.

During the fair there are events such as tractor pulls, figure8 races and special stock car races at the speedway as well as open livestock shows. The Crawford County Fairgrounds is located at 800 Highway 39 North in Denison.

Beef show judging at the Crawford County Fair draws a crowd. Photo by Gordon Wolf

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Western Iowa Expo building hosts variety of shows and events The Western Iowa Expo Association offers a 10-foot by 220foot building that is for rent to the public on a contract basis. The Western Iowa Expo building is located at the Crawford County Fairgrounds on Highway 39 North. The Expo building hosts a variety of shows. It is used during the Crawford County Fair and is the home of the Interstate Rodeo Finals, as well as several horse shows throughout the year. Western Iowa Expo Association president Kenny Blair said the Expo building provides a great economic asset to Crawford County. In late May in to early June, the Expo hosted a five-day show that was estimated to bring in nearly $500,000 to the businesses of Crawford County. Blair said the popularity and attendance of events has increased tremendously in the last two years to the point where stables are full during a regular show. When stalls fill up, Blair houses the excess animals at his residence. In order to accommodate the growing attraction of Expo events, Blair said he hopes future events generate enough revenue and support from the Denison economy to build a new Expo building. The Expo building is heated and features restroom facilities, camping areas and concessions.

The Interstates Rodeo Association is one of the many events that takes place at the Western Iowa Expo building.

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Youth receive quality training at Job Corps For more than 45 years the Job Corps Program has provide career technical training across the nation. The Job Corps objective is to prepare young people for job readiness in today’s marketplace. As the nation’s oldest and largest residential training program for economically disadvantaged youth ages 16 through 24, Job Corps has been training quality workers. At Job Corps, students learn more than a trade. They learn employability skills, such as the importance of teamwork, promptness, follow-through and communication. The Denison Job Corps campus has dormitory space for 300 students, including a 32-room dormitory for solo parents and their children. This allows the parents to obtain training during the day while their children attend a stimulating day care. After the classroom day has ended the parent will be with their children. The Denison Job Corps is now a Department of Labor designated Center for Excellence, specializing in the health care and construction industries. In the health sector, students can train to become a certified nursing assistant, a certified clinical medical assistant or a certified pharmacy technician. In the construction sector, students can train in the pre-apprenticeship programs of carpentry, brick, painting or facility maintenance. Through a linkage with Western Iowa Tech Community Col-

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lege, qualified students can receive off-center training in the Licensed Practical Nursing program. The center also has a linkage with Indian Hills Community College where qualified students can receive on-line training for medical insurance coding and health unit coordinator. The Denison Job Corps Center also offers students the opportunity to work on credits to obtain a high school diploma or a GED certificate. Students are encouraged to obtain a drivers license. The center provides jobs for 145 employees, which makes it a leading area employer. The wellness center, also located on campus, is equipped to provide all students with basic medical and dental care. For a year after initial placement students work with a career transition specialist who can assist them as needed with the concerns of housing, transportation or child care, if necessary. The Denison Job Corps Center is located at 10 Opportunity Drive (Highway 30 East). Tours are available every other Thursday at 10 a.m. For more information about the Denison Job Corps Center or to schedule a tour, call 712 -263-2300. The Denison Job Corps Center celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2010. Steve Reitan is the center director. Judy Gierstorf is the center contact person.

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Parochial, public schools in Denison Denison Community Schools

The Denison Community School District, founded in 1856, serves children from preschool to grade 12. Included within the district’s 172 square miles are portions of Crawford and Ida counties, including the incorporated cities of Buck Grove, Deloit, Denison and Kiron. The Denison Community School District has long been a school that prides itself on educational innovation as it continually responds to

changes in the world. Enrollment in the Denison Community School District has increased by nearly 200 students since 2010. Superintendent Mike Pardun credited the increase of students due to the major employers in Denison as well as the fact that Denison is the county seat. Denison Community Schools, in collaboration with the family and community, provides quality learning today preparing students for tomorrow. The district calls this “The Denison Difference.” District enrollment for 2011-2012 Š Pre K-12: 2,237 Š Denison Elementary: 727

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Broadway Elementary: 289 Middle School: 451 High School: 741 Alternative high school: 29 Total high school: 770 Demographics Percent minority population: 59.2% Percent free/reduced lunch: 67.9% Percent K-12 faculty with advanced degrees: 49.2% Percent high school students involved in activities: 72.4% Percent college level courses offered: 25% District Administrative Offices 819 North 16th Street 712-263-2176 Superintendent: Mike Par-

dun Business Manager: Scott Larson Transportation Director: Bob Scherff, 712-263-6404 Denison High School 819 North 16th Street 712-263-3101 Principal: Lynn Torr Denison Middle School 1201 North 16th Street 712-263-9393 Principal: Pat Roush Broadway Elementary 1515 Broadway 712-263-3103 Principal: Steve Meinen Denison Elementary 214 North 20th Street 712-263-3104 Principal: Chris Schulz

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St. Rose of Lima Catholic School is a PreK-5 religious-based educational center. The Roman Catholic faith is the center of the school’s system. St. Rose is a school where moral and spiritual growth is just as important as academic achievement. The school offers a strong academic base where students benefit from innovative educational tools and methods, as well as having an emphasis on religion throughout the curriculum. Computers, iPads, smartboards, math, reading, science, social studies, music, art, physical education, religion, recess, prayer partners and Junior Achievement are all part of the educational process taking place at St. Rose of Lima School. A hot lunch program is available (free/reduced also if families apply). Tuition assistance is available through Monsignor Lafferty Tuition Foundation and from local parish assistance. The school produces a climate that helps each child to hopefully achieve and reach his or her maximum potential. The faculty continually strives to enhance their professional skills by attending workshops and sharing ideas with other professionals. The school’s professional development plan is also reviewed every year to best meet the needs of St. Rose students. St. Rose of Lima School is open to all students in grades prekindergarten through fifth grade, both Catholic and children of other faiths. Average class size is 10 to 12 students. All of the services from the Northwest Area Educational Center are available to the students. The principal at St. Rose School is Patty Lansink. Carolyn Von Tersch is director of religious education. For more information about St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, contact the school at 712-263-5408 or check out the school’s website, www.stroselimacatholic.org.

Zion Lutheran School is available to children of all faiths from preschool through eighth grade. Zion Lutheran School has been challenging students to grow academically and guiding them to grow spiritually for 125 years. Zion Lutheran School is unique because it offers daily instruction in God’s Word by Christian teachers who are models for Christian principles and living. The staff at Zion is qualified and dedicated. All have degrees in elementary education and are state certified. They are also trained in Christian ethics and methods of education. In 2011, Zion received re-accreditation by the National Lutheran School Association. Zion was also re-accredited by the State of Iowa. Computers, music, and art are also part of the education. Zion provides a Christ-centered atmosphere for students to learn and grow, building a firm foundation rooted in the Word of God. As members of Christ’s family, Zion students experience Christ’s love for themselves and in turn learn to show their love for others. Through modern equipment and innovative ideas, students at Zion are challenged both mentally and physically to develop their abilities to the highest potential. Regular fun and educational field trips take the students into the world for exploration. Classrooms at Zion offer spacious, wellequipped learning areas. Zion Preschool offers an organized approach that is suited to the maturity level and growth pattern of each child. Northwest Area Education Agency special services and resources are available to students and families. The principal at Zion Lutheran School is Brian L’Heureux. For more information about Zion Lutheran School, call the school office at 712-263-4766.

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WITCC offers broad range of credit programs Created with the goal of providing educational opportunities to area residents in their own community, the Denison campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) offers quality instruction that’s affordable, convenient and close to home. It has also been able to link community residents with the ever-expanding technological resources of WITCC’s main campus in Sioux City. At Denison, students can access online learning, ICN and much more. Credit programs include Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate’s of Applied Sciences Degrees in business administration, education, English, general studies, history, political science, psychology, sociology, cost accounting, health office coordinator, auto collision repair technology, business management, financial services, human resources management, technical business management, child care supervision and management, RN-nursing and social work. Diplomas are offered in child care development, LPN-practical nursing, auto body, human resources, entrepreneurship, construction, and LAN technician. Certificates are offered in emergency medical technician: basic, first aid/CPR/first responder; medication aide; nursing assistant; coaching endorsement; truck driver training; HR technician; child care development assistant; drywall; para educator; LPN supervisory; and A+ certification. The Denison WITCC staff assists agreements with area col-

leges. While WITCC college credits can transfer virtually anywhere in the nation, a number of schools have agreed to automatically accept certain courses. To learn more about Western Iowa Tech Community College in Denison, visit the campus at 11 North 35th Street, just north of Highway 30 east of Denison, or call for information at 712263-3419. Anyone may visit Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Crawford County Memorial Hospital The Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), located at 100 Medical Parkway, opened in June of 2011. The new facility offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide maximum care and comfort to patients. The 78,000 square foot facility is a 25-bed critical access hospital that offers a range of inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic services. Attached to the hospital is the CCMH Medical Clinic, which is a provider-based rural health clinic. The health clinic currently has four board certified family medical physicians and three mid-level practitioners to ensure the best care for parents and children alike. Each bedroom at CCMH contains its own bathroom. Two rooms can be expanded to two-patient rooms if needed. Each room contains enhanced privacy and safety features for maximum patient comfort. CCMH features four suites for newborn babies and their mothers. The Labor, Development, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) suites are designed to provide a comfortable environment where the mom and baby can relax and rest. Each suite features a bed, a bassinet for the baby, a rocker-recliner, convertible couch and a spacious bathroom with a whirlpool bathtub. The emergency room features a separate entrance and registration desk as well as separate, convenient parking spaces. The emergency facility contains private waiting rooms for families as well as private exam rooms for patients’ comfort. Two

trauma bays are also at the facility. All patients are accepted to emergency care regardless of their ability to pay. CCMH strives to provide efficient and effective healthcare services to all persons within the county and surrounding areas All 209 employees serve patients with the utmost attention to quality and care. The hospital provides both in- and out-patient care in a friendly and compassionate environment. Phone numbers for the hospital are as follows: CCMH main number: 712-265-2500 CCMH Medical Clinic: 712-265-2700

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Youth sporting activities in Denison Denison High School Š Activities Director, Dave Wiebers (712) 263-3101

Summer Swim Team A summer swim team is offered each year at the Denison Aquatic Fun Center. Contact (712) 263-8130

Youth Baseball/Softball Little League President: Jim Hugg (712) 263-2105 Treasurer: Rhonda Rauch (712) 263-3880 Secretary: Katie Pick (712) 263-8306 Senior League Baseball Vice-President: Gary Reisz Little League Baseball: Brian Fink and Chad Langenfeld (712) 263-6553 Š Little League, Senior League Softball Vice President: Chris Fink Š Tee-Ball Vice-President: Lori Brotherton (712) 263-3908 Š Other Little League Board Members: Russ Mengwasser, Brian Fink, Lynn Platt, Gary Reisz, Chad Langenfeld, Chris Fink, Chris Eller, Arlan Ecklund, Tim Weber, Lori Brotherton Š Š Š Š Š

Denison Youth Flag & Tackle Football Š President: Todd Stater (712) 263-2146 Denison Youth Soccer Š Becky Carritt (712) 263-5264 Š Sarah Carlson (712) 263-4066 Denison Youth Tennis Š Dave Houston (712) 263-3101

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Lodging in Denison Boulders Inn & Suites 2511 Boulders Drive (712) 263-2200 Budget Inn Motel 2011 Highway 30 East (712) 263-4611 Conner’s Corner Bed & Breakfast 104 South 15th Street (712) 263-8826 Days Inn Junction of Hwy. 59 & 30 (712) 263-2500 Hartwig House Inn 407 North Main Street (712) 263-2540 Ho-Hum Motel Highway 30 West (712) 263-3843

Glidden House Bed & Breakfast 2640 Donna Reed Road (712) 263-2238 Park Motel Junction of Hwy 30 & 59 (712) 263-4144 Providence Inn Bed & Breakfast 1517 1st Avenue South (712) 263-5548 7th Street Motel Extended Stay 803 2nd Avenue North 712-269-3320

Lucky Lanes offers recreation Lucky Lanes has open bowling every day from August to April starting at 4 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. From May to mid-July, Lucky Lanes has open bowling at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday at 2 p.m. During the year, Lucky Lanes offers 6 leagues. Men’s league is Monday and Tuesday, women bowl on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday are mixed leagues and kids’ league in on Saturday. Lucky Lanes will be closed after July 15. For more information, contact Lucky Lanes at 712-2639850.

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Owners: Kristy & Duane Zenk 1517 1st. Ave. S. • Denison, Iowa 712-263-5548 www.providenceinnbb.com Explore Denison 45

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Denison churches welcome you Community of Christ RLDS 17th Street and First Avenue North 712-263-4428 Cornerstone Family Church non-denominational 311 Chamberlin Drive 712-263-2003 Denison Baptist 31 South 14th Street 712-263-4461 Denison Hispanic Wesleyan 1323 Fourth Avenue South 712-263-2040 Faith Wesleyan 1019 Ridge Road 712-263-6450

First United Methodist 113 South 14th Street 712-263-2934 Grace Evangelical Free 2497 Lincoln Way 712-263-4230 Iglesia Luterana de Denison 1004 First Avenue South 712-309-1292 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1130 South Main Street 712-263-3764 or 712-6435656 Nueva Vida Iglesia Hispana De Las Assamblea de Dios 24th Street and Broadway 712-263-5433

New Life Christian Fellowship Assembly of God 24th Street and Broadway 712-263-5433 Simple Truth Ministries Non-denominational 1818 Fourth Avenue South (Hwy 30) 712-263-8873 or 712-269-5840

Trinity Episcopal Church 14 South 16th Street 712-263-3762 United Presbyterian 205 North 24th Street 712-263-4130 Zion Lutheran, LCMS 1004 First Avenue South 712-263-2235

Our Savior Lutheran 500 North 24th Street 712-263-3282 Pioneer Baptist 210 North 25th Street 712-263-4791 St. Rose of Lima Catholic 916 Second Avenue South 712-263-2152

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Learn about nature at the Neal Moeller Environmental Education Center The Neal Moeller Environmental Education Center located at Yellow Smoke Park was completed in 1992. It was named after the volunteer conservationist and long-time Crawford County Conservation Board member Neal Moeller of Denison and features various displays and exhibits. The center, along with Crawford County Naturalist Kelly Sonnichsen, offers programs year round to stimulate both children’s and adults’ interest in the environment and nature. The center sponsors a trip to the sand hills of central Nebraska to watch the migration of sand hill cranes, hosts various craft classes and has activities for the Fourth of July Celebration. The center also hosts a Fun Family Fall Festival that features games and a hayrack ride. Aside from sponsored programs, anyone can visit the nature center for an interactive look at Yellow Smoke Park. Visitors can walk inside and see live turtles, insects, bees, snakes and a 500 gallon aquarium with fish native to Yellow Smoke Lake. Outside lies a pond with frogs and tadpoles, a butterfly garden and a large, welded turtle. Sonnichsen said the nature center is set up to instill an appreciation of the nature world in youth as well as adults. The programs, displays and exhibits at the Neal Moeller Environmental Education Center are meant to teach life skills such as fishing, canoeing, hiking and bird watching.

Nature camps offered at the Neal Moeller Environmental Education Center teach children to appreciate the outdoors. Photo by Bruce A. Binning The nature center is open Friday through Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. For more information, contact Kelly Sonnichsen at the Neal Moeller Environmental Education Center at 712-263-3409.

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Yellow Smoke Park offers a variety of recreation Yellow Smoke Park is a 358-acre recreational area located one mile east and one-half mile north of Denison at 2237 Yellow Smoke Road. Yellow Smoke Park is open year round. Some of the park’s features include: Š 40-acre lake with a sand beach Š Bathhouse Š Modern restrooms Š Seven footbridges Š Nature center Š Two open shelters (60 people) Š One enclosed shelter (144 people) Š 61-space lower campground Š New 15-site campground Š Electricity at all 76 sites Š Four-mile bike and walking trail Š Fish cleaning building Š Handicapped accessible fishing pier Š Two cabins (two-night minimum on the weekends during peak season) Š New campground playground

small worm on a small hook. Bass: legal size is 15 inches and many anglers are catching legal or undersized fish. Baits: artificial lures that mimic minnows, frogs, tadpoles or crayfish, minnows and night crawlers. For more information about Yellow Smoke Park and its features call 712-263-2070 or 712-263-2478.

Fishing is a popular activity at Yellow Smoke Park, whether it is done from the shore, a pier or a boat. Photo by Gordon Wolf

Camping Fees and shelter rental rates At Yellow Smoke Park, all sites $16 Cabin rental rate is $60, plus $3 excise tax Camping reservations are not accepted Open shelters; $35, except the medium-sized shelter at Nelson Park which rents for $20 Š Enclosed “Lookout” shelter at Yellow Smoke; $75 rental plus a refundable $200 cleaning deposit Š Open shelters are available on a first come, first serve basis unless they are marked as reserved. Š To make shelter reservations, contact the Crawford County Conservation Board office at the Courthouse by calling 712-263-2478. Š Š Š Š

Fishing in Yellow Smoke Lake Yellow Smoke Park also offers fishing at its 40-acre lake. Fish for large-mouth bass, catfish, crappie, blue gill and white bass. The state introduced red-haired sunfish but they will not be ready for harvest during the 2012 fishing season. Fishing licenses are required for all resident anglers 16 and older when fishing at public and private water-ways in Iowa. Many retailers offer the licenses for sale at the cost of $19.00, season-long; $13.50 seven-day: or $9.50, one day. Bait suggestions and size limits for fish in Yellow Smoke: Catfish: available at Yellow Smoke park, which is stocked every other year by the Iowa DNR with approximately 4,000 eight-inch catfish. Baits: night crawlers, chicken or beef liver and commercial stink bait. Bluegill: good size bluegill are available throughout the month of June for the best fishing and reproduce naturally in the lakes. Baits:

Yellow Smoke Park features one of the finest groomed beaches in the area. The beach is ideal for the sand castle contest (shown above), part of Denison’s annual Fourth of July celebration at the park. In 2012 the celebration will take place on Saturday, June 30. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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New campground at Yellow Smoke A new 15-site campground (above) opened at Yellow Smoke Park in 2011. The park has 61 spaces in the campground closer to the lake, for a total of 76. All campsites have access to electricity. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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Walking trail Visitors to Denison can get some exercise and see the community and the countryside by walking on any of the trails. Above are walking over a bridge that is part of the trail system at Yellow Smoke Park located east of Denison. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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Fire department is rich in tradition The Denison Fire Department has a long and rich history of service to the community, rural areas and county as a whole. The department was established in 1856. The Denison Volunteer Firefighters Association, established in 1972, is made up of volunteers and is a private corporation that provides manpower and funding to the fire department. The fire department is composed of 32 volunteers. A Cadet program that currently consists of 10 highly energetic youth is also a part of the fire department. In January 1999 the fire department made the step from all volunteer to a combination department when they hired a chief. The fire department covers approximately 110 square miles of primary responses, while also responding to the majority of the county for mutual-aid calls. The Denison Fire Department also responds to many of the car accidents in the county. The department provides fire suppression, wild land-fire suppression, vehicle extrications, water emergencies, high-angle rescues, confined-space rescues, hazardous-materials response, radiological monitoring as well as any other type of assistance needed. The fire department also provides valuable support for the community. It is in charge of the fireworks display for the Fourth of July Celebration, conducts a fill-the-boot drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, installs and checks smoke alarms throughout the community, helps with flood relief and prevention and works nonstop to assess potential risks in the community.

Members of the Denison Fire Department partner with second grade classes throughout Denison through the Adopt-A-Firefighter program. Above, Firefighter Patrick Mooney shows a group of second graders a fire truck during “Hero’s Day.” Photo by Gordon Wolf

The fire department is very active in fire-prevention education, utilizing a fire safety trailer to teach fire safety lessons. The Denison Fire Department also conducts an Adopt-A-Firefighter program with second grade students in Denison. In 2009 the fire department became a certified Juvenile Firesetter Intervention program. Active fire prevention and education has helped decrease the number of emergency calls to which the department responds. In 1999 the department responded to 221 calls, and 182 calls in 2008.

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Airport provides valuable transportation link The Denison Municipal Airport, located at 2587 Airport Street, has one of the finest runways in Western Iowa. Features include: Primary runway, 75 feet wide by 5,000 feet long Two turf crosswind runways, used when heavy winds (at right angles to main runway) are being experienced Large apron with tie-down locations for parked aircraft Snow removal building was completed in 2009 A project to grade a partial taxiway running parallel to the primary runway began in May of 2010. A high priority of the airport’s Master Plan is to develop a paved cross-wind runway. Plans are targeting the paving of the north-sound cross-wind runway. Expansion for the cross-wind runway 18/36 is projected to be completed in late 2012. The project will start with grading improvements and continue with the paving of a 60-foot wide by 340-foot long runway. Keeping the airport upgraded is very important when it comes to economic development in Crawford County and the surrounding west central Iowa region. Industries always look at the availability of adequate facilities at the local airport when considering a location. The fact that the City of Denison continues to qualify for the 90 percent Federal Aviation Administration and 10 percent local funding is also very significant. The Federal Aviation Administration is instrumental in keep-

ing Denison in a strong position as one of west central Iowa’s most important airports as long as the Airport Commission continues to complete the Master Planning and yearly submittal of five-year capital improvement programs to qualify for these important grant funds. The Denison Municipal Airport serves as a valuable shipping service to Denison and the surround areas. Gomaco Industries of Ida Grove, Tyson Foods, Farmland Foods, HyVee of Des Moines, Todd’s Flying Service of Ankeny, Hap’s Air Inc. of Ames and numerous crop spraying services are just a few of the typical itinerant aircraft that use the airport for business purposes.

The Denison Municipal Airport is showcased each year through the Denison Optimist Club’s Flight Breakfast. Members of the public can mingle with pilots who fly in interesting planes to the airport. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

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Our public utility company: DMU Denison Municipal Utilities furnishes the community with electricity, clean water and wastewater services. DMU constructed a utility infrastructure that has kept up with the community growth and demand. The maintenance and growth of the utility system have been accomplished while providing the community with low-cost, reliable, environmentally friendly power, water and wastewater treatment processing. Denison is one of 2,000 communities in the United States that owns its own electric utility. Local control of this vital asset is one of the most important features of the utility. Five local people are appointed by the mayor to serve as trustees and set the policies of the utility. Board members are Steve Martens, chair; Brad Nelson, vice chair; Nancy Bradley; Dane Dammen; and Chad Langenfeld. The board of trustees meets once per month on the third Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the utility office. The general manager of DMU is Mark Ramthun. The municipally owned electric utility was established in 1914 and is a highly reliable system. The rates for the electric service are among the lowest in the nation. A modern water treatment plant provides softened water for the community. The plant is capable of producing seven million gallons of treated water per day. The wastewater treatment facility treats about 2.5 million gal-

Employees of Denison Municipal Utilities work on power lines. The electric utility was established in 1914. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

lons of wastewater each day from the community and its industries. A recent plant expansion will allow for the industrial and residential growth of the community. The Denison Municipal Utilities business office and service center is located at the corner of West Broadway and 7th Street. The phone number is (712) 263-4154. People wanting to learn more about Denison Municipal Utilities can log onto the website at www.dmuonline.com.

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The Denison Hillside

One of the Denison’s landmarks is the Hillside Sign, located near the intersection of Highway 30 and Highways 59/141. Photo by Bruce A. Binning

Index of Advertisers A Country Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Adams Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Ampride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Arlo’s Auto & Truck Parts . . . . . . . . . . .18 Bank Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Black Hills Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Boulders Conference Center . . . . . . . . . . .3 Boulders Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Broadway Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Budget Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Carlyle Memorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Carroll Refuse Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 CCMH Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Cebeco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Coleman Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Computer MD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Consumer Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Cornerstone Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Crawford County Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Crawford County Conservation Board . . .2 Crawford County Memorial Hospital . . .17 Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Cronk's Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Dairy Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Denison Aquatic Fun Center . . . . . . . . .30 Denison, City of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Denison, City of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Denison Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Denison Drywall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Denison Job Corps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Denison Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Denison Municipal Utilities . . . . . . . . . .53 Donna Reed Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Doug’s Cleaning Service . . . . . . . . . . . .39 El Jimador . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Eventide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Family Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Farmland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Farm Service Coop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Frontier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Glidden House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Greater Iowa Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . .22 Hawley Insurance Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Hoffman Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Huebner Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 HyVee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Lambert Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Lucky Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Kathryn Heilesen CPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Krajicek Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Majestic Hills Golf Course/Grille . . . . . .34 Marten Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 McCord Ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Miller’s Alley Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 MP Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Neppl Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Nixon Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Oakwood Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 O’Neill’s Plumbing & Drain Cleaning . . .26 Park Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

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Professional Computer System . . . . . . .10 Petersen Mfg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Pfannebecker Funeral Home . . . . . . . . .35 Providence Inn B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Reynolds Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Rice Trailer Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Roscoe’s Jewelry & Repair . . . . . . . . . . .32 Segebart Chiropractice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Sherri & Julie’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Sleep/Walk Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 SNC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Something Unique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 State Farm Insurance, Trevis Beeck . . . .14 Streck Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Sundquist Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Ten Point Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 The Appliance Store & Cabinet Factory .21 Things-4-You Resale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Thrifty White Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Touch of Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 United Bank of Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 V&H Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Verlin’s Plumbing and Heating . . . . . . .38 Vetter Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Walmart Supercenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 WESCO Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 West Iowa Community Mental Health . .38 WIPCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 WITCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Yankey Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Zion Lutheran School . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50


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The Denison Hy-Vee grocery store in uptown Denison is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012. Hy-Vee bought the location in 1982 and has been satisfying customers for 30 years. During the 30 years of Hy-Vee. the store has had 3 major remodeling jobs to the existing store. The photo of some of the 150 employees, including store director Doug Mezger, center, depicts the “helpful smile in every aisle “ fundamental that Hy-Vee holds on to in addition to “anything for a customer” and the “Best People, Best Service, & Best Variety” in Denison.

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