The first annual Skunk River Valley Days kicks off with Family Movie Night on Thursday, June 12th. It continues Friday and Saturday with a variety of events before concluding Sunday with Worship in the Park and a potluck. The parade, with a new route, kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. See all the details on the Cambridge Iowa Events Committee Facebook page (anyone can see it - no Facebook account required). And the complete schedule can be viewed here.
The Cambridge Independent School District Alumni Banquet & Reunion will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Ballard East Elementary School. Social Hour will begin at 4:00 PM with dinner being served at 5:00 PM. The program will follow. Honor years are 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973 and 1978.
If you ever lived in Cambridge, you are a STAR OF CAMBRIDGE! The more stars, the brighter the night. Nowhere else will you find so many of those who are part of your Cambridge memories than at the banquet and reunion! Everyone is welcome so invite anyone you know,. If you are aware of any classmates who have passed from this life since June 1, 2013, please help us to remember them by including their names and date of death, if known.
President: Roger Griffith, 60391 320th St, Cambridge, 515-229-7510 Secretary: Berk Fletcher: 8508 NW Country Club, Urbandale, IA 50322 515-276-3683 Treasurer: Monte & Carolyn Sesker, 31607 580th Ave, Cambridge, 515-383-4342
The Cambridge Memorial Library has the schedule for this years Jubilee Days in Cambridge, Iowa. It begins Friday with several events starting at 5 p.m. Saturday has a full schedule including the Parade which starts at 10 a.m.
Each year the members of the Story County Historical Alliance meet with the Story County Supervisors to describe our accomplishments and challenges. This year the Huxley Historical Society were the hosts for our meeting on October 18. Supervisors Wayne Clinton, Paul Toot, and Rick Sanders, and candidate Lauris Olson were present along with members of most of the Story County History groups. Thank you to the Supervisors for their continuing interest and support.
This is what we described and provided as a summary to the Supervisors.
busiest community season is from the end of May to mid-June. The
Cambridge Historical Association’s participation included:
updated our Cambridge Veterans list which the Boy Scouts then used to
place American flags on the veterans graves for the American Legion
Auxiliary for Memorial Day Ceremonies.
The Cambridge Alumni Association annual banquet included our Open House before the banquet.
Being part of the parade for the Cambridge Jubilee Days followed by another Open House for the community.
Open Houses featured the Cambridge High School Class Pictures which had
been assembled by the Cambridge Alumni Association. These are now part
of our permanent collection.
Other projects this year included:
Participating in a Ballard School project on the history of local communities.
Increasing our holdings of Cambridge/Ballard school yearbooks.
Adding to and updating our displays.
Our major financial investment - replacement of the furnace for our building.
supporters, which includes former residents and others interested in
the local history, have continued to donate historical items, support
our group, and request help finding information from our files. Recent
requests have included one from California and another from Norway via a
cousin in Minnesota.
have begun using Twitter to highlight happenings of the Cambridge
Historical Association and of the Story County Historical Alliance. You
can follow us at @chanotes.
The sesquicentennial book, Cambridge, Iowa - The First 150 Years, published in 2006 is still available. An expanded Table of Contents is also available online. We have just begun a name index for the book. Our progress can be followed here.
Our second book, Cambridge, Iowa - 150 Years of Education in Cambridge and Union Township, Story County, Iowa, was published in 2008. See the online expanded Table of Contents.