Sunday, November 15, 2009

Events at Dorcas Hall - November 21, 2009

There are two events this Saturday, November 21, 2009, at the Dorcas Hall.  The first is the Cambridge Holiday Shopping Extravaganza from 9 am to 2 pm.  The second is a Homemade Ham Dinner hosted by the Women of the United Methodist Church beginning at 5 pm.  Click on the picture on the left for more details on each of them.  Click again on the picture that comes up to magnify it.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Monthly Meeting - October 20, 2009

The October 2009 meeting was the first meeting held in our new building!  The building, which was the Masonic Tabernacle Lodge Number 452 of Cambridge, Iowa, is located at 504 3rd Street, just off of Water Street. Please join us at 7 pm, on the third Tuesday of the month, for our meetings.

The main item of discussion was planning the move and how to best use the space.  Some of the material has already been moved to a staging area in the building.  Thanks to the generosity of Huxley Communications, phone and Internet services have since been installed in the building.  Our new phone number is 515-220-HIST (515-220-4478).

Officers for 2010 were nominated for the election at our next meeting, Tuesday, November 17, 2009.  Those nominated were:

Wayne Messer - Co-president
Don Erickson - Co-president
Florence Wheeler - Treasurer
Julie Erickson - Secretary
Val Moore - Director
Joyce Williams - Director

Please join us for the meeting and election 7 pm on Tuesday, November 17, 2009.  See the building and give us your ideas for how to best use it.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

South Skunk River Water Quality Improvements Open House - November 9, 2009

The Ames Water & Pollution Control Department is having an open house Monday, November 9, 2009, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at their Water Pollution Control Facility at 56797 280th Street. They are looking for public input before their presentation to the Ames City Council.  See the image to the left for more details or read their PDF.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cambridge Trail Sign

One of the Cambridge Historical Association projects this year was helping the city prepare a trail sign for the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail when the stretch from Cambridge to Maxwell is opened.  Story County Conservation has a project underway to restore two bridge structures and build nearly four miles of trail between Cambridge and County Highway S-14.

The sign has been completed and is ready for installation when the trail is opened in the summer of 2010.  Thanks to Don Erickson who prepared the history for the brass sign and oversaw its completion.  You can click on the sign shown on the left for a larger picture.

Book Discussion Group - November 10, 2009

There is a new book discussion group forming at the Cambridge Memorial Library.  The first meeting, an organization meeting, is next Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 7:00 pm.  Please bring your ideas and book suggestions.  See the picture for further details.