Computer and Leadership Skills Training, available through SBDC Iowa in partnership with Western Iowa Tech Community College and Cherokee County Economic Development Partnership is being offered free of charge. The class offered today is Excel Basics and is from 6 to 9 p.m. at WIT. Please register to be admitted as space is limited. Call 225-5739 or 274-6418 to register. . (This class is full but you can ask to be put on a waiting list).
It is a fundraiser benefiting CAASA, a non-profit agency that provides services to those impacted by sexual abuse across 19 counties in Iowa. For more information contact Chelsea at 712-732-8120 or Send an E-mail .
Pilot Rock DAR Chapter will meet on Saturday, October 3 at Danny’s Sports Spot in Cherokee. Board members meet at 11:00. Program will start at 11:30 Ellis Island and New York Highlights by Roberta Klingborg . Lunch and meeting will follow the program. A Patriot Moment will be given by Carol Berkler. Barbara Ivarson and Nancy Hier will be the hostesses. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Elaine Leavitt, Registrar, 376-4333 or Peggy Corrington, Regent, 225-4035.
Marcus Cemetery Walk October 4
On Sunday Oct 4, the annual Marcus Cemetery Walk will be held. This year the event
will begin at 1:30 PM in the Holy Name Cemetery (North Entrance) with first stop will
be honoring John Bindner and continue to the second stop Mary Ellen Kelly. Then we
will continue into the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery stopping at Ambrose Heinis with the
final stop at Merle Weicht grave site.
After the brief presentation at each grave site, we will then journey on a short distance to
the Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall around 2 PM, for a more in-depth
presentation of the family history of each ancestor. There will be a table set aside for
family display of pictures and mementoes
After the presentations, Stan Culley will give a short program on tombstone restoration
and preservation. He has lived and worked in LeMars since 1977 as a broadcast engineer
for radio stations in Sioux City and Klem in LeMars, now is retired. One of his hobbies
was learning about his family history. He has traveled to many cemeteries around the
country doing genealogy and saw the poor conditions of many of our cemeteries. This
led him to another interest which has to do with cemetery restoration work. Stan has
attended cemetery restoration training seminars affiliated with the Indiana State
Historical Society in Indianapolis. The seminars instructor is one of the best in the nation
and he has had the opportunity to attend three of his seminars, that brought knowledge
and experience back to the LeMars area He has done some restoration in the Marcus-
Again there will be a trolley that will be available for rides from the Grace United
Methodist Church parking lot along with parking in the cemetery near the route available
also. Refreshments to follow the program. While walking through these cemeteries, one
ponders the struggles and the triumphs they encountered to make our community part of
the great country we live in. This collection of fascinating histories will make this an
interesting and enlightening outing. If weather conditions make it unfavorable to walk
through the cemeteries, we will have the program in the Grace United Methodist
Fellowship Hall. Come join the Marcus Historical Society on this journey on our 2015
annual Cemetery Walk.