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Come be our guest for a day The American Legion Country Club was built in 1925 in the southern part of Shenandoah among rolling hills. This is an 18 hole course that water comes into play on 7 holes, has several native grass areas and large tree lined fairways. The contour of the course is gently rolling and seems to be fairly open despite the number of trees that line the fairways. A mix of large and small greens, with some rather undulating terrain makes for a nice challenge. Playing to 5,803 yards from the menâ€™s tees, and
5,200 yards for the women, itâ€™s not very long but can still be quite a challenge. A large brick clubhouse recently remodeled makes for a wonderful facility to host any of your special occasions. There is also a quiet lounge on the lower floor to enjoy a refreshment after your round and catch a little golf on the big screens. Come be our guest at The American Legion Country Club. Play a round of golf and enjoy our town. Call with any questions or to check our open tournament schedules.
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Maurice McNeilly came to Shenandoah to work for Henry Fieldâ€™s Nursery in the hybrid seed corn business. His family in Mt. Vernon Iowa was growing hybrid corn at the time and Henry Fieldâ€™s needed someone that knew agronomy. Mauriceâ€™s brother, John, also came to town, and they became partners in a business that sold and built Quonset Buildings, and later Eaton Grin bins â€“ they named the business McNeilly Steel Building. â€œThe Inland Steel Buildings was added around that same time frame,â€? explained current McNeilly owner Kim Gee. â€œIt was the 60â€™s when the on-farm grain bin business grew and grew. The all-steel building exploded as well. Maurice told us that there are, or were, 90 McNeilly Steel Building buildings in Shenandoah alone.â€? In itâ€™s same location on Highway 59 since 1963, McNeilly added the Raynor Garage Door line when the farm crisis hit the country in the mid 80â€™s. â€œFarmers were not buying buildings or grain bins, so the residential and commercial line of Raynor Doors was a great addition,â€? said Gee. â€œIn 1998, Gil Gee purchased McNeilly Garage Door & Steel Building Service. With three full-time and one part-time employee, the Geeâ€™s have infused new life into the business. The customer base and customer service area has grown and grown each year.
â€œWe take pride in all of the workers and the excellent customer service they give each and every day.â€? McNeilly Garage Door is the only full-time garage door sales and service business in a large area. â€œCustomers are not only residential but large and small commercial business. It does not matter what brand of door or operator a customer has in the garageâ€Śthey will service and make it work. The tag line for the business is: The Garage Door Specialists.â€? In 2004, the Geeâ€™s brought on the Wick Post-Frame Building line, which is a very well-recognized postframe building name. â€œGee Building Systems has consistently won awards from not only Wick Post Frame but from the National Frame Builders Association, as well. They have been recognized for sales, crew foreman award and the Extra Mile Award for excellence in customer service.â€? A few years ago, Sentinel All-Steel Building line was added to round out a full product line of buildings for not only agriculture but for commercial as well. â€œThe Geeâ€™s believe in giving back to the community in many ways; from post prom parties to daycares to high school yearbooks and booster clubs, not to mention any fundraiser for local charities. Lastly, the Geeâ€™s are always looking at product lines that will meet the customerâ€™s needs.
SHOWCASEShenandoah J&R Furniture and Carpet
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FAMILY BUSINESS... J&R Furniture has been a Shenandoah business for 60 years.
J&R has been in Shen for 60 years J&R Furniture and Carpets was opened in 1953 by Elmer Johnson and Bob Richardson, hence the name J&R Furniture. Bob previously had been employed at Cooper Furniture in Shenandoah, and actually met his future wife, Dorothy Johnson, when delivering furniture to her parentsâ€™ home in the 1940s. When Dorothyâ€™s father, Elmer Johnson, retired from farming in the early 1950s, they opened the business. Until her death last year, the store was predominately run by Dorothy and she was known as the lifeline of the store. She was the resident interior decorator, accountant, master saleswoman, and much more, however, the store is still family-owned and operated. Almost every member of the Richardson family has worked at the store in one capacity or another, including Dorothyâ€™s mother, Edna, who helped make drapes and Bobâ€™s father, Fred, who helped with carpet installation. Also, the four Richardson sons, Mike, Chuck, Steve, and Jim, and three of the Richardson grandchildren, Charles, Nicki, and Patrick, have all helped with the business over the years. The business has been a member of the Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce since its inception and the Richardsonâ€™s are longtime native residents of Shenandoah. Many family members have been active participants in community and commerce in Southwest Iowa. Additionally, the store has provided employment for at least 30 or more individuals over the years. The longest running vendor is probably Mohawk carpet, Nicki explained, which
theyâ€™ve carried since the 1950s. Theyâ€™ve also carried Sealy mattresses since the 1960s and LaZBoy since the 1970s. â€œWe sell an array of living room, bedroom, and dining room furniture. We also sell and install residential and commercial flooring,â€? said Nicki. â€œWe carry big name brands like Sealy, Tempurpedic, La-ZBoy, Chromcraft Revington, Mohawk, and Congoleum. We pride ourselves on carrying high quality products and an extensive amount of American-made items.â€? On top of that, Nicki said they strive to keep up with current trends in home furnishings and make available to their customers not only items they can find in the big box stores in the cities, but also unique items they might not find in those stores. â€œOne of our favorite local vendors is Oakwood Industries, makers of beautifully handcrafted hardwood bedroom and dining room furniture located in Memphis, Mo. Some new items weâ€™re excited to start carrying: Klaussner upholstered furniture; Tempur-Choice line by Tempurpedic, mattresses featuring gel memory foam with adjustable air support; and a high-quality, doit-yourself, luxury vinyl interlocking plank flooring that weâ€™ll be offering free installation seminars about in the Spring.â€? This year marks their 60th year in business. In celebration, Nicki said they are having a 60-day sale that concludes on Nov. 29. Come in to the store to register for their grand prize drawing of a La-Z-Boy Sofa, Chair, & Ottoman and for discount pricing of up to 30 percent.
Making the Case for quality and service
Maintaining the standards for certification as a Case International Harvester dealer, Madsen International of Shenandoah has proven that in 48 years of service. A long-existing and established business in Shenandoah, Madsen International moved into a new building at 1308 West Ferguson Road in 1972. Owned and managed by the Madsen family since 1964, Madsen International was originally managed by Joe A. Madsen, who remained active in the operation of the dealership until his death in 1991. Tom Madsen was made President and general manager of the company in 1975, after graduating from UNI in 1970. Bob Madsen started in the business in 1969 and is currently the parts manager and vice President. Their sister, Carol Sue McEnaney, joined them in 1993 as office manager and is Secretary/ Treasurer of the corporation. Dealing not only in new and used Case International agricultural equipment,
Madsen International also is a dealer of Cub Cadet outdoor power equipment, Parker grain carts and wagons, and Yamaha ATVs along with parts and service on most makes and models of other agricultural related equipment. With the ever increasing number of farmers buying their own truck and semis to haul their crops from the fields, this brings Madsen a lot of business in the realm of parts and service, allotting for about half of the service orders they complete in the truck line, with the other half being in the servicing of agricultural equipment. â€œWeâ€™re very appreciative of the accounts we have,â€? Tom Madsen explains. â€œWe really appreciate everybodyâ€™s business and we try to treat everyone with respect and courtesy.â€? Madsen International is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Seasonally, Madsen International is open 7 days a week, remaining open on Saturday until 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Largest supplier of in-stock parts in Southwest Iowa. Ag Foreman - over 21 Years of Experience. Service Department - 82 Years Combined Experience. 1308 W Ferguson Rd, P.O. Box 9 Shenandoah, IA 712-246-1187
Shenandoahâ€™s Miller Building Supply has everything the big chain stores offer without having to leave town, according to co-owner Amy Miller. She and her husband, Jeff, started the business 17 years ago in April of 1995. â€œWe offer a full line of plumbing, electrical, tools, hardware, nuts, bolts, screws, and nails for the professional or the do-it-yourselfer,â€? Miller said. â€œWe offer great service and what items we donâ€™t have on hand we are able to order for someone if they just give us their specific need.â€? Miller Building can order kitchen cabinets, windows, and doors. They also offer window glass and screen repairs. â€œWe are a dealer for Pella windows so we can get anything they have,â€? said Miller. â€œWe are also able to get custom windows, from the plant right here in Shenandoah. This is a unique service we are able to offer
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that partners with another local business here in town.â€™â€™ Miller Building also offers free estimates on any building project and also offers free local delivery. One of their gems is a customized paint mixture. â€œIf a customer has a particular color they want to match, we can put that in our computer and get a formula. We can match to wallpaper, bed spreads, pillows, or anything.â€? All these services, along with other things, set Miller Building apart. â€œWe have a knowledgeable staff about the various products we offer and about building projects in general. We are able to give people that one-on-one service. We like to greet people when they enter the door of our store and find out what they want and if we can be of any service.â€?
SHOWCASEShenandoah Jay Drug & Health Mart 125 years of community service
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