Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cambridge, Iowa: The First 150 Years - Expanded Table of Contents

We have created an expanded table of contents for our book Cambridge, Iowa: The First 150 Years. This contains the subject headings and sub-headings from each chapter. For example, in the table of contents the Military chapter is:

Military 105

With the expanded table of contents, the following is added:

* Civil War - 105
* Ersland Post 234 - 105
* * Members of Ersland Post 234 - 106
* Veteran's Reunion - 107
* World War I - 107
* * Floyd H Mathis - 108
* * Willard Densmore Wire - 108
* World War II - 109
* * Kenneth P. Christiansen - 109
* * Virgil Cory - 111
* * Virgil Emerson - 111
* * Hugh Griffith - 111
* * Warren Hanks - 111
* * John Hill - 112
* * Craig Nelson - 112
* * Homer Gurton Nelson - 112
* * Owen Newgaard - 113
* * Claude Orlo Poole - 113
* * Clyde Spooner - 113
* * Chester Yeager - 113
* Korean War - 114
* * Gerald E Gord - 114
* * Paul Jacobson - 114
* Vietnam - 114
* Mathis/Wire Post 233 - 115
* * Veterans Memorial History - 116
* * Legion Building Mural - 117
* Veterans of World War I - 118
* Veterans of World War II from the Cambridge Area - 119
* Korean War Veterans - 120
* Veterans of the Vietnam War - 120

This means that you can search the table of contents online or print it (6 pages). Expanded Table of Contents.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Shelbi Weeks named "Distinguished Finalist" in Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program

Shelbi Weeks of Cambridge, Iowa, was named a "Distinguished Finalist" from Iowa (note you need to select Iowa in the drop-down menu) in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. She personally made 23 quilts and donated them to the neonatal intensive care unit at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines to keep tiny newborns warm. She also led quilting workshops for her 4-H club and local Girl Scout troops to have an even bigger impact on the hospital's need for quilts. More information can be found in the Mid-Iowa News article.

Congratulations to Shelbi on this award.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Referendum Meetings and Upcoming Voting

There is a special election for the Ballard School District dealing with issuing bonds and PPEL on May 6, 2008. There will be a public hearing on this issue at 6:30 p.m. at East Elementary in Cambridge, Iowa, on Thursday, April 17, 2008.

Some background on the two questions are found in the editorial Student-rich, property poor and the article Ballard begins community meetings on school expansion.

The Story County Elections page shows the upcoming elections and candidates. Currently this has:

Monday, April 14, 2008

Monthly Meeting - March 18, 2008

The regular monthly meeting of the Cambridge Historical Association was held Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Topics discussed included:
  • The new Schools of Union Township book will contain information about the schools, graduates, teachers, and activities.
  • How to organize our information on Veterans. We are looking at dividing it into Civil War, WW I, WW II, and later.
  • Jubilee Days where our topic will again be schools and their activities. Also there will be a display of Cambridge business souvenirs.
  • Jubilee Cookbooks from the sesquicentennial are now $3.50. We also have magnets, coloring books (from the Cambridge, Iowa sesquicentennial), and historical pictures available.
Our next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Book Signing at Cambridge Library - April 9, 2008

Former Cambridge resident Donna Christopherson will be at the Cambridge Memorial Library for a book signing on Wednesday, April 9th, at 3 p.m. She is the author of "Iowa in the Rearview Mirror", a collection of her columns from the The Tri-County Times about life in Cambridge, Iowa.

More information on the book can be found in a Tri-County Times review by Ed Rood and on the author's website at www.djbooks.com . We recently added a copy of the book to the Cambridge Historical Association.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Iowa in the Rearview Mirror - Book Signing

Former Cambridge resident D. J. (Donna) Christopherson will have a book signing on Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blumsters on Main in Huxley (107 South Main Street). Her book, "Iowa in the Rearview Mirror" is a collection of her best columns published in The Tri-County Times.

More information on the book can be found in a Tri-County Times review by Ed Rood and on the author's website at www.djbooks.com . We recently added a copy of the book to the Cambridge Historical Association.