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West Bend Journal (Newspaper) - March 4, 1999, West Bend, Iowa 2031 2031 STATE MXC VOLUME CXXX March 1999 NUMBER 5 STUDENTS ATTEND BAND FESTIVAL CITY OF WEST BEND IS NOW A MEMBER OF KOSSUTH COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT On 28 and March 1 the 50th rah schools in four The Grand Band Festival was held and Christy The was at 7 on in Attending from tival included two days of rehearsals by two massed one symphonic band and from over 170 West were Bob Kemna Kevin Sa March 1 at Luther Colleges Center For Faith and Pictured above Greg of WB Maureen Director of Kossuth Eddie and Pete of WB Economic LOCAL STUDENTS TO SHOW THEIR SKILL AND PRESENT SPEECHES Theyre putting their English skills and creativity to work as they pre pare for the Modern Woodmen of America Civic Oration Students will present their entries in the local Civic Oration Contest on March 9 at at SS Peter and Paul Parish Hall in West This years topic is American Place Worth A Students com in the Civic Oration Contest will present speeches about one place in the United States that they think should be visited by Peggy teacher will super vise the contest Mod ern Woodmen of America Represen is Richard Both the winner and re trophies and gold award The next seven finalists also receive gold award All participants re certificates of participation for their hard The speech contest began in 1948 as a free community service spon sored by Modern Woodmen of a fraternal life insurance society whose Home Offices is in Rock Over students annually compete in the contest which provides students with the op and incentive to develop and exercise oratorical Kossuth County Economic De velopment Corporation is pleased to announce that the City of West Bend is now a member of their corpora On January the West Bend City Council voted to become a of Kossuth County Eco nomic Development Maureen Executive said she was very pleased and anxious for West Bend to be a part of I believe they will have a lot to offer and bring to the West Bend is a very progressive com munity with realistic Kossuth County Economic De velopment Corporation has all twelve communities within Kossuth along with the Board of Supervisors as their main Each com munity is responsible to appoint an individual to serve on Board in the positions of Director and County Economic Developments Executive Board con sists of the following individuals Randy Senior Vice President of Bank Plus in Swea City President Todd Vice President of Titonka Savings Bank Vice President Vicki Director of Algona Area Chamber of Commerce Stuart Senior Vice President of Farmers State Bank in Whittemore Past Kossuth County Economic Devel Corporation is in the incuba tion stage and is very excited that their avenues are They are working to retain and expand new businesses throughout our Lay ing the foundation for a better future is what our area needs to do if we want to remain viable and focus will be in ing Job Business Devel Value Added Initiatives and provide lead to help improve the quality of life for all that live within Kossuth County and surrounding WORLD DAY OF PRAYER MARCH Gods Tender Touch Sponsored by Church Women United at West Bend United Methodist Church MARCH 1st thru March 5th The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Erica Bruellman from has been named a United States National Award Winner in This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to In the Academy recog fewer than 10 of all Ameri can high school who attends West Bend Mallard High School was nominated for this national award by Dana a teacher at the will appear in the United States Achievement Academy cial which is published Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in Americas Cer United States Achievement Academy winners should be con and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achieve said George Ex Director of the United States Achievement The Academy selects win ners upon the exclusive recommen dation of counse and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by the The criteria for selection are a students academic interest and leadership motivation to learn and attitude and cooperative and recommendation from a teacher or Erica is the daughter of Larry and Teresa Bruellman from The grandparents are Russ and Barbara Frazee of Des and Harley and Adele Bruellman of West Christians in 179 countries around the world will gather on March in observance of the 1999 World Day of Prayer The service is sponsored by Palo Alto County Church Women United and will be held at the West Bend United Methodist Church at This years written by Christian Women of fo cuses on the theme Gods Tender and celebrates the gift of Gods The writers of the service give thanks for the abundance of natural resources in their native coun while challenging the global com munity to become more aware of the needs that still exist among Venezuelas poor On World Day of we are invited by Venezuelan Christians to pray for a radical trans formation of society that will reflect more fully Gods redemptive grace and The women of the Bend United Methodist Church and high school students will present the pro gram at in the church sanc Fellowship time will Offerings received on World Day of Prayer help support Church Women ecumenical minis tries toward justice and peace for all Ten percent of the total of ferings received will be designated toward womens both in the United States and An ad four percent of the offerings will go to support the ongoing work of the World Day of Prayer Interna tional which each year works with women in different coun tries in the preparation of service materials and World Day of Prayer was begun in It brings together women of various and Christian traditions in informed prayer and prayerful Since World Day of Prayer has been sponsored in the United States by Church Women a grassroots ecumenical movement of Roman Orthodox and other Chris tian Come join WESTERN IOWA Western Iowa Tourism meeting will be held in West Bend on March Tours of the Grotto will be given from 11 to followed by lunch at the Country from Busi ness meeting will start at Region Grant Program Tip Early Bird Grant Application At a town meeting with the Iowa Division of Tourism Each year Nancy Landess and the Division Staff attend a Region meet ing to answer your hear your concerns and to hear about your Nancy would like to receive questions in advance of the meeting so Tourism Staff members have time to research answers if Since the Region has an 800 num beryou have the option of calling Sue or Michele with your questions at Or you can mail your questions to the Region office at 502 East Coolbaugh Red IA Email address is It is important that we have a head count especially for Please contact the Region office at 888623 or by no later than March 8th or call Grotto Office
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