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Events in the month of September 2016
DateEvent
09/01/16
Casey'

Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Casey's) in partnership with the Byways of Iowa Foundation, Iowa Department of Transportation, and local RC&D offices, is hosting a promotion to help raise funds for 15 new public art installations along Iowa's Scenic Byways.

During the promotion, participating establishments will ask patrons to make a $1 donation to the Byways of Iowa Foundation. In return, the donors will have the opportunity to write their names on pinups, which the establishment will display through September.

Visit your byway Casey's now to donate $1 toward these public art projects.

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09/02/16
Casey's and Byways of Iowa!

Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Casey's) in partnership with the Byways of Iowa Foundation, Iowa Department of Transportation, and local RC&D offices, is hosting a promotion to help raise funds for 15 new public art installations along Iowa's Scenic Byways.

During the promotion, participating establishments will ask patrons to make a $1 donation to the Byways of Iowa Foundation. In return, the donors will have the opportunity to write their names on pinups, which the establishment will display through September.

Visit your byway Casey's now to donate $1 toward these public art projects.

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09/04/16
Last race of the year for Cresco Speedway!

Sunday, September 4th with hot laps starting at 6:00pm is the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup and the USRA Ironman Challenge at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
Tickets: $17 for 19 yrs and up, $10 for 13-18 years, FREE for 12 and under, and Pit Pass is just $30.
See you at the last race of the year for Cresco Speedway!

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09/05/16
Labor Day-Chamber Office Closed

Have a safe holiday!

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09/06/16
Candidate Class to be Held at NICC

Tuesday, September 6th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the NICC Wilder Center is the Candidate Class for anyone considering entering into public service as an elected official. Learn what it takes and the expectation from individuals representing different facets of local government. Howard County Supervisor Jan McGovern, Ossian City Clerk Joyce Bakewell, and Elkader City Administrator Jennifer Cowsert will be on hand to present and answer questions.
RSVP by August 26th by contacting Kendra Kleve, 800.728.2256 x312 or klevek@nicc.edu.
 
This class is a collaborative partnership with NICC, Upper Explorerland, and Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce.

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09/08/16
 -09/10/16
Cresco's City-wide Rummage Sales

Rummage and Garage Sales throughout the entire town!  Come early and come back every day!
Thursday - Saturday
See the Cresco Shopper for further details.


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09/08/16
 -09/10/16
Hospital Auxiliary White Elephant and Purse Sale

The RHSHC Auxiliary invites you to their White Elephant and Purse Sale held in conjunction with Cresco's City-Wide Garage Sale, September 8-10, 2016, 9 am to 4 pm at the Farm Bureau building in Cresco.

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09/09/16
Casey's and Byways of Iowa!

Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Casey's) in partnership with the Byways of Iowa Foundation, Iowa Department of Transportation, and local RC&D offices, is hosting a promotion to help raise funds for 15 new public art installations along Iowa's Scenic Byways.

During the promotion, participating establishments will ask patrons to make a $1 donation to the Byways of Iowa Foundation. In return, the donors will have the opportunity to write their names on pinups, which the establishment will display through September.

Visit your byway Casey's now to donate $1 toward these public art projects.

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09/10/16
Holistic Health Fair

Come out Saturday, September 10th to the Cresco Fitness Center for the Holistic Health Fair from 9:30am - 3:30pm.

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09/11/16
Cresco Wildlife Raffle

40 guns in 40 minutes! This is the Cresco Wildlife Raffle and the drawing will be held Sunday, September 11th, 12:00 Noon at the trap shoot!
Trap shoot starts at 10:00am and everyone welcome!
Need not be present to win. Winners must have necessary permits to claim prizes. All prizes must be legally claimed within 30 days and tickets are $20 each.
11 rifles, 9 shotguns, 14 handguns, and 6 muzzleloaders. You've got a 1-in-40 chance to win!

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09/11/16
Notre Dame Fair Day

Sunday, September 11th from 11:00am - 3:00pm is the 46th Annual Fair Day at Notre Dame. Events for the entire family include rides, ring tosses, soccer kick-n-score, activities in the gym, raffles, bake sale, cake walk, Bingo, petting zoo, Moo Mobile, and a homemade sausage & turkey dinner with potatoes, gravy, vegetable, salads, homemade pies, rolls, milk & coffee. Tickets prices: Adults $9.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door, 12 & under $5.00 and Preschool FREE. Carryouts available (no free carryouts). Support Notre Dame School and Religious Education Programs!

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09/12/16
Crestwood Dollars for Scholars Annual Meeting

Monday, September 12th, 5:30pm, at Grange Hall, CUSB Bank is the annual meeting of Crestwood Dollars for Scholars. 
For more information, call Tasha Hart, 563.203.0120.

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09/13/16
Let's 'Blog' About It!

NICC Business and Community Solutions is offering the two-session class "Let's Blog About It!" (#51241) on Tuesday, September 13th and Thursday, September 15th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the NICC Cresco Center.

Register online at www.nicc.edu/solutions or call 800.728.2256 x399 or 563.547.3355 (NICC Cresco Center).

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09/13/16
Northeast Iowa Listening Post on bicycle safety

Tuesday, September 13th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Decorah Public Library is the Northeast Iowa Listening Post on bicycle safety and ending fatal bike crashes.
This event is free and you may register at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northeast-iowa-listening-post-on-preventing-bike-crashes-tickets-27283038302

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is hosting a series of listening posts across Iowa to talk about bicycle safety and ending fatal bike crashes.  The goal of the meeting is to talk about solutions to overtaking/passing crashes with bicyclists, distracted driving, and texting while driving.
 

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09/14/16
Pillow Cleaning

Wednesday, September 14th at the United Methodist Church in Cresco will be the Pillowing Cleaning Service. "Cleaned - Deodorized - Sanitized - Fluffed" *New ticking of your choice; *On the spot cleaning; *Returned same day;
Note: Crushed foam pillows can be cleaned; polyester pillows can be recovered.
For sale: Custom made new pillows @ down comforters
 
Wednesday drop offs will be accepted between 6 and 8 pm.

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09/14/16
RHSHC Health Forum

Come out to Cresco Bank & Trust on Wednesday, September 14th for Regional Health Services Health Forum at 6:00pm. All are welcome.

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09/15/16
Hawkeye Care Center Tractor Show

Got a tractor? Come & show it off! Call us today at 563-547-3580.

This is our part of the Norman Borlaug Fest. We are looking for tractors and people to participate, so help us spread the word. Tim Howland will be there for music and of course, there will also be food for all!

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09/15/16
Let's 'Blog' About It!

NICC Business and Community Solutions is offering the two-session class "Let's Blog About It!" (#51241) on Tuesday, September 13th and Thursday, September 15th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the NICC Cresco Center.

Register online at www.nicc.edu/solutions or call 800.728.2256 x399 or 563.547.3355 (NICC Cresco Center).

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09/16/16
Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest

Inspire Day at the Norman Borlaug Farm

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09/16/16
 -09/17/16
HSNEI at The Market at White Barns

Come enjoy some cold pop or water at HSNEI's table at The Market at White Barns in rural Hawkeye. The Market is open from 12:00 Noon to 6:00pm Friday, September 16th and 9:00am to 3:00pm Saturday, September 17th. We will have adoptable stuffed animals and merchandise available. The Market is full of vendors and fun!

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09/16/16
Casey's and Byways of Iowa!

Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Casey's) in partnership with the Byways of Iowa Foundation, Iowa Department of Transportation, and local RC&D offices, is hosting a promotion to help raise funds for 15 new public art installations along Iowa's Scenic Byways.

During the promotion, participating establishments will ask patrons to make a $1 donation to the Byways of Iowa Foundation. In return, the donors will have the opportunity to write their names on pinups, which the establishment will display through September.

Visit your byway Casey's now to donate $1 toward these public art projects.

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09/16/16
CUSB Bank Sports Booster Club Day

Come out Friday, September 16th at CUSB Bank and help raise funds for the local sports Booster Club. Free food from 11:00am - 1:30pm and enter to win a fitbit alta!

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09/17/16
Paul's 20 mile Adult Bike Ride

Saturday, September 17th is the 7th Annual 20 mile Adult Bike Ride led by Paul Lovell. All riders meet at 2:00pm at The Pub in Cresco to start the ride. Free registration with the opportunity to purchase t-shirts ($25).
Call Paul at 563.547.2877 for more information.

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09/17/16
$uper $aturday $ales In Cresco

All at your $uper Cresco Businesses throughout town and $everal area vendors' booths downtown!
Also at the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest isFamily Fun Day from 11:00am - 3:00pm with bouncy houses for kids, Quilts of Valor presentation, log rolling contest, family-friendly movie, cemetery tour, and so much more!

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09/17/16
Pinter's Fall Family Fun

September 17th - October 30th
Pinter's Fall Family Fun
(Saturday's 9:00am-5:30pm and Sunday's 10:00am-4:00pm)
Come on out to Pinter's and find your path to FUN!
Wagon Rides to Pumpkin Patch
Corn Maze
Corn Box
Farm Animals
Big Slides
Tetherball
Pumpkin Blaster
Pedal Carts with Track
and much, much MORE!

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09/17/16
NBHF 5K Run/Walk/Bike

Join us on Saturday, September 17th at Beadle Park in Cresco for the
Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest 5K Run/Walk/Bike
​Registration is at 9:00am with a 10:00am start.
 
 
Plans are underway for the Annual Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest 5K Run/Walk with the addition this year of a Family Fun Bike Ride! Even though this year’s Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest has been changed somewhat due to Cresco’s 150th Celebration there still are some fun things happening and one is the Saturday morning’s Annual 5K Run/Walk and new this year a Family Fun Bike Ride along with a scavenger hunt for the riders adding to the fun!
 
The NBHF 5K is a competitive run and the Walk in addition of the family fun bike ride are just plain fun events for people of all ages! There will be prizes and gifts for winners AND participants, refreshments and fruit. 
Your donation will help:
Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation
Don Davis Good Samaritan Fund
Prairie Springs Recreational Trail
Howard County Food Pantry
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Dubuque (every year we choose a different church service project).
 
Pick up donation forms at the Chamber, Cresco Fitness Center, area churches or go online to register at http://cresco.chamberofcommerce.me/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=CRES&evid=31510171


 

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09/17/16
Family Fun Day in Cresco

Come out Saturday, September 17th to the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest for Family Fun Day from 11:00am - 3:00pm, downtown Cresco!
Bouncy Houses for kids, $uper $aturday $ales, Quilts of Valor presentation, log rolling contest, family-friendly movie, cemetery tour, and so much more!

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09/17/16
Quilts of Valor Presentation

Join us Saturday, September 17th on the Howard County Courthouse Lawn as Quilts of Valor make over 30 presentations to deserving Veterans.

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09/18/16
CHS Choir Booster Omelet Breakfast

Come out Sunday, September 18th from 8:00am - 1:00pm for a great omelet breakfast and support an even greater cause - the Choir Booster Club!

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09/18/16
Pinter's Fall Family Fun

September 17th - October 30th
Pinter's Fall Family Fun
(Saturday's 9:00am-5:30pm and Sunday's 10:00am-4:00pm)
Come on out to Pinter's and find your path to FUN!
Wagon Rides to Pumpkin Patch
Corn Maze
Corn Box
Farm Animals
Big Slides
Tetherball
Pumpkin Blaster
Pedal Carts with Track
and much, much MORE!

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09/18/16
Driftrunners Steak Fry/Annual Meeting/Membership Drive

Bring a side dish to pass and your own table service.
Social hour from 11:00 - noon. Meeting noon-1:00. Lunch to follow meeting

Meeting is to discuss new business, old business, new board member elections, followed by potluck/steak dinner.

Small fee for the steak. Beverages provided.

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09/20/16
Free Car Seat Checkup @ CIA Insurance

Is your child in the safest car seat? Free car seat checkup.

Sponsored by Helping Services for NE IA

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09/21/16
Cresco Business Committee

Meet with business and retail owners every third Wednesday of the month.

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09/21/16
Advanced Manufacturing Career Event

Job openings in advanced manufacturing careers are expected to increase an average of 25 percent through 2020.
*  Explore training options in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator, Electromechanical Technician and Welding (Basic)
*  Hear about job openings and earning potential from employer sponsors.
*  Learn about available financial assistance.

Please register to attend this free event:
at www.nicc.edu/careerevents or 563.547.3355

Employer Sponsors: Alum-Line, DECO Products, Featherlite, Stanley Engineered Fastening, TriMark, Upper Iowa Tool & Die Innovations

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09/22/16
Autumn begins

Autumn officially starts at 2:22pm on Thursday, September 22nd. Enjoy the fall season!

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09/22/16
Flu Clinic

Thursday, September 22nd, 2:00am - 4:00am, Kessel Lodge is the first of Flu Clinics in Cresco.
 
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends that anyone over six months of age obtain a seasonal flu vaccine each year as soon as it is available.
 
 
           The nasal spray flu vaccine will not be available this year
                                         Flu Shots - $40
Medicare Part B or Medicaid for Children will be the only insurance accepted at these Flu Clinics (show card at registration). No other insurance will be filed.
 
The Cresco and Lime Springs Medical Clinics will be offering flu vaccine during their regular scheduled appointments.
 
If you are unable to attend a scheduled flu clinic, contact the Cresco Medical Clinic, 563.547.2022 or Lime Springs Medical Clinic, 563.566.2243 and they will assist in scheduling your immunizations.

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09/22/16
HSNEI's Tails & Treasures

Tails & Treasures 2016 promises to be HSNEI's largest and most entertaining fundraiser to date! Held Thursday, September 22nd, 5:30pm - 8:30pm at Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah. You are invited for an evening of fun, food, and entertainment. From music of the Fellas & Bellas, live auction of local artist statues, a silent auction to a wine toss, this years event will benefit the animals at Love & Friendship Adoption Center. 100% of your ticket goes to help the animals thanks to our generous sponsors.
Call 563.382.0500 for tickets and more information.

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09/23/16
Casey's and Byways of Iowa!

Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Casey's) in partnership with the Byways of Iowa Foundation, Iowa Department of Transportation, and local RC&D offices, is hosting a promotion to help raise funds for 15 new public art installations along Iowa's Scenic Byways.

During the promotion, participating establishments will ask patrons to make a $1 donation to the Byways of Iowa Foundation. In return, the donors will have the opportunity to write their names on pinups, which the establishment will display through September.

Visit your byway Casey's now to donate $1 toward these public art projects.

more info...
09/23/16
Crestwood Homecoming Parade

Gooo CADETS!

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09/24/16
Pinter's Fall Family Fun

September 17th - October 30th
Pinter's Fall Family Fun
(Saturday's 9:00am-5:30pm and Sunday's 10:00am-4:00pm)
Come on out to Pinter's and find your path to FUN!
Wagon Rides to Pumpkin Patch
Corn Maze
Corn Box
Farm Animals
Big Slides
Tetherball
Pumpkin Blaster
Pedal Carts with Track
and much, much MORE!

more info...
09/25/16
Pinter's Fall Family Fun

September 17th - October 30th
Pinter's Fall Family Fun
(Saturday's 9:00am-5:30pm and Sunday's 10:00am-4:00pm)
Come on out to Pinter's and find your path to FUN!
Wagon Rides to Pumpkin Patch
Corn Maze
Corn Box
Farm Animals
Big Slides
Tetherball
Pumpkin Blaster
Pedal Carts with Track
and much, much MORE!

more info...
09/25/16
Eat, Sing, Love for Flood Relief

The Cresco Community Theater members and Lime Springs Children's Theater Troupe are hosting this event, Sunday, September 25th from 1pm - 3pm at the Heritage Events Center in Cresco to help our theater family. Many of you will remember silly girls Miranda and Lailyn from the 2016 production Beauty and the Beast. Miranda, Josh, and the three kids lost everything in the floods in Decorah 2 weeks ago. This is a benefit to help them re-start their lives. We welcome anyone and will include a wonderful meal, music from many CCT productions, and a silent auction. Come BE OUR GUEST at this wonderful event to help our dear friends! You just might get to meet some of your favorite CCT characters!
 
 Tickets will be on sale soon - at O'Henrys, Gosch's Plumbing and Heating, & CUSB in Cresco and Big Ed's Firehouse in New Hampton - adults $20 and youth $15. Stay tuned for ticket availability.
 
 Meal - adult - chicken cordon bleu and full side buffet
 child - chicken strips and full side buffet

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09/27/16
'Senior Life Solutions' Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, September 27th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm is the new Senior Life Solutions ribbon cutting at Regional Health Services of Howard County. Come out and see what all the buzz is about!

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09/27/16
Max Garcia - Holocaust Survivor

Max Garcia, the father of Michelle Garcia Winner, author of Social Thinking, the
social-emotional strategies we use here at Howard-Winn. Mr. Garcia is a holocaust
survivor and author of the best selling book: "Auschwitz, Auschwitz...I Cannot Forget
You"; Mr. Garcia's story and his life are both unforgettable and unreal.
Come to the Cresco Opera House & Theatre, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday, September 27th to hear this amazing story!


Copies of Max's book will be sold at the theater that evening, and he will sign every copy. If you would like to get a copy of Max's book before the event, you may email Terese Jurgensen or call her at 563.929.6344. The cost is $20.

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09/28/16
RHSHC Fall Linen Sale

Wednesday, September 28th, 7:00am - 4:00pm at the Laura Rose Education Center is the Fall Linen Sale.
Quality items at discount prices in all sizes:
Bed Sheets
Quilt Sets
Comforter Sets
Sherpa Throws & Blankets
Bamboo Memory Foam Pillows

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09/28/16
Small Business Development Day

Free one-on-one Business Counseling at NICC, Cresco Center with UNI's Jessica Marsh
Call the Cresco Chamber at 563-547-3434 to schedule your appointment!

 

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09/28/16
A&W/Long John Silvers Cruise Night

Come on out to A&W for Cruise Night, Wednesday, September 28th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm and see all the cool vehicles! Live Music and Prizes with groovy daily specials!

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09/29/16
Absentee Voting begins

Thursday, September 29th is the first day absentee ballots may be voted in the auditor's office.

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09/29/16
Flu Clinic

Thursdays from Sept 29th - Oct 27th, 10:00am - 11:00am, at the Cresco Family Pharmacy is the Flu Clinic.
 
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends that anyone over six months of age obtain a seasonal flu vaccine each year as soon as it is available.
 
 
           The nasal spray flu vaccine will not be available this year
                                         Flu Shots - $40
Medicare Part B or Medicaid for Children will be the only insurance accepted at these Flu Clinics (show card at registration). No other insurance will be filed.
 
The Cresco and Lime Springs Medical Clinics will be offering flu vaccine during their regular scheduled appointments.
 
If you are unable to attend a scheduled flu clinic, contact the Cresco Medical Clinic, 563.547.2022 or Lime Springs Medical Clinic, 563.566.2243 and they will assist in scheduling your immunizations.

more info...
09/30/16
Casey's and Byways of Iowa!

Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Casey's) in partnership with the Byways of Iowa Foundation, Iowa Department of Transportation, and local RC&D offices, is hosting a promotion to help raise funds for 15 new public art installations along Iowa's Scenic Byways.

During the promotion, participating establishments will ask patrons to make a $1 donation to the Byways of Iowa Foundation. In return, the donors will have the opportunity to write their names on pinups, which the establishment will display through September.

Visit your byway Casey's now to donate $1 toward these public art projects.

more info...
09/30/16
V&V Insurance Open House

Stop in and see the new 'digs' at V&V Insurance, Friday, September 30th from 8:00am - 5:00pm with a ribbon cutting at 4:00pm.
​Rolls and coffee in the morning and treats and refreshments throughout the day. There will be drawings for door prizes - you can register all week!
​534 2nd Ave SW, Cresco, IA - 563.547.2161.

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09/30/16
Howard County taxes due

Howard County taxes, special assessments, and mobile homes are now due. Penalty attaches October 1, 2016.
For your convenience, remember the drop box for after-hour service.
​Serving the communities of Elma, Chester, Lime Springs, Lourdes, Protivin, Schley, Saratoga, Florenceville, Riceville, and Cresco.
​To pay on the web go to: www.iowatreasurers.org

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09/30/16
Outdoors & More Fall Open House

Stop in Friday, September 30th, 11:00am - 1:00pm for FREE hot dogs and chips for Outdoors & More's Fall Open House.  
For every $25 you spend at Outoors & More you will earn one entry to win a Dri Duck 'Thunder' jacket ($99.95 value) which will be given away Friday, September 30th at 12:00 Noon!

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09/30/16
Flu Clinic

Friday September 30th, 10:00am - 11:00am, The Mint in Protivin
 
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends that anyone over six months of age obtain a seasonal flu vaccine each year as soon as it is available.
 
 
           The nasal spray flu vaccine will not be available this year
                                         Flu Shots - $40
Medicare Part B or Medicaid for Children will be the only insurance accepted at these Flu Clinics (show card at registration). No other insurance will be filed.
 
The Cresco and Lime Springs Medical Clinics will be offering flu vaccine during their regular scheduled appointments.
 
If you are unable to attend a scheduled flu clinic, contact the Cresco Medical Clinic, 563.547.2022 or Lime Springs Medical Clinic, 563.566.2243 and they will assist in scheduling your immunizations.

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09/30/16
MUSIC ON THE LAWN

Music on the lawn will debut easy listening sounds from singers & musicians around the area.

Bring a lawn chair, relax and support
our local talent!


*For talent registration, email your name, contact information and musical preference to omgosch@gmail.com

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