We’re on a Mission…Pave the Way 5K
Saturday, June 11, 2022, starting and ending at the Calmar Lutheran Church.
Registration forms can be found on the church website or on the church’s Facebook page.
This is a fundraiser for the upcoming youth mission trip to Puerto Rico and the church parking lot project. The proceeds from the race will be split evenly between these two causes.
Chance Adam, Chase Adam, and Caylie Adam are putting this project on as part of their 4-H County Council Leadership project. If you have any questions you can contact Chance at 563-568-1389 or email him at email@example.com.
Lansing is looking for volunteers to help welcome RAGBRAI cyclists from across the nation and around the world. More than 10,000 riders are expected to wrap up an entire week of peddling by dipping their tires in the Mississippi at Lansing on July 3. Be an ambassador to paradise as part of the town’s Pedal to Paradise welcoming event.
Help is needed now through RAGBRAI week, July 21-July 3. Sign up in person at 6 pm June 15th at Kee High School or click on the volunteer tab at lansingragbrai.com. Volunteers can work just the day of arrival or help out longer term.
Choose from many volunteering needs, such as food and vending, parking supervision, set-up and clean-up, transportation, beautification, information center, traffic management, greeting and picture taking, entertainment, housing, hospitality, or campground hosting.
All money raised in Lansing goes right back into the local non-profits, youth groups and community programs. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and an invite to Volunteer Appreciation Night on September 1. You’ll have a great time!
For more information, email Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Runkle at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to lansingragbrai.com.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that seven Emergency Rural Health Care Grant awards will go to rural Iowa hospitals for a total of $5,187,500. Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco received a $1,000,000 grant to help build a 3,900-square-foot clinic addition. This project will include nine exam rooms, three offices, three nurses’ stations, and a procedure room to support COVID-19 recovery efforts.
“These grants are big investments in Iowa’s healthcare infrastructure, so that we can care for the people in our hometown communities and rural areas,” said Theresa Greenfield, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa. “As an advocate for rural Americans, USDA is funding critical facilities to make medical services more modern and accessible. By moving fast to improve rural hospitals, we are helping create more positive healthcare activities and outcomes for our family, friends, and neighbors all across Iowa.”
Additional awards will be announced in the coming months.
Join Giants of the Earth for Mini Czech Fest at Giants, part of our “Passport to Other Cultures” travelogue series on Thursday April 14, 2022!
Join us this Thursday (April 14th, 2022) at 6:30pm to explore the Czech pop-up exhibit, get to know Craig and Sarah Neuzil of Pivo Brewery and Blepta Studios, as well as their mother, the fabulous Becky Neuzil! They will wear their cultural costumes, teach us about the history and culture of the country, and provide Czech-style beer samples!!!