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Scott Earns a Trip to State Wrestling Meet

Kolby Scott wrestles Jon Johnson of Missouri Valley during the
sectional meet. Kolby beat Johnson not once, but twice during

    Three years ago a 12 year old Kolby Scott wrestled in Des Moines in the state AAU wrestling tournament. Now, as a 15 year old and a high school freshman, he's moved up to bigger venues at the same location. Scott earned a spot at the state high school wrestling meet at the district comepetiion held at his school, MVAOCOU High School this past weekend.
    "It feels like the stage is so much bigger," said Scott comparing AAU and high school state wrestling. "I want to perform well and do the best I can."
    Scott's trip to State began on Febrary 8th at Sectionals in Missouri Valley. The Ram pinned Myles Barnum of Woodbine to get into the semifinals. He worked a bit longer in his match against Jon Johnson of Missouri Valley and won in a 6-3 decision. In the championship, Kolby and Bryson Freeberg of Tri Center took to the mat. Scott sufferend some pain in his arm which slowed him down but kept him on the mat. However, he was pinned by Freeberg and had to wrestle one more time to determine the second place finish and who would also advance to Divisionals. Scott and Johnson again met on th ematt, but this time the Ram won 32-9, no contest.
    This past weekend Kolby took to the mat again, this time in hopes of continuining to State. He also traveled miles to Mapleton where the Divisionals were being held.
    Kolby's semifinal match was against Sterling Rodman of East Sac County. Scott continued to the first place match with a pin against Rodman. The first place match pitted Scott against Frebberg, the wrestler who upended him just a week earlier. It took Freeberg longer than at Sectionals, but he was again successful. Scott wrestled one more time to determine the second place wrestler as needed in their 170 pound bracket. Facing Levi Sleezer of Alta-Aurelia, Scott's match ended with the pound of the ref's hand on the mat, signifying that Scott had pinned Sleezer.
    To quote the San Franciso 49ers quarterback Jimmmy Garoppolo, Kolby has one phrase to describe what it's like to make it to State. "It feels great, baby," he said.
    Kolby will begin wrestling on Thuesday, February 20th. The first round begins at 6:00 p.m. Good performance to him.

Break-in at First Security Bank's ATM

    Monday was President's Day, a day when post offices and banks are typically closed. A day where employees can enjoy the day off if they wish.
    That was not the case for First Security Bank's president Todd Sadler. He was given the opportunity to visit the Danbury branch early Monday, not to catch up on work, but to deal with damage and theft in the ATM machine.
    In the early hours of Monday, February 17th, a suspect or suspects attempted to remove the ATM machine from First Security Bank in Danbury. While they were unsuccessful, they were able to cause enough damage that they could remove an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect(s) did not enter the bank itself, and no other damage to bank property occurred.
    The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office was notified of the crime at 4:27 a.m. Monday morning. The damage was discovered by Buck Hummel while delivering Sioux City Journal newspapers.
    If anyone has information about this crime, please contact the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office.

Caramel Apples Galore!

    Over 350 apples were carefully washed and dried. The Honey Crisp apples were given the best care to make sure they were not injured.
    And then...
    Each apple was stabbed. Enthusiastically. Right through the core. Each apple was given a bath in hot caramel. Each apple was then tucked away in a nice box waiting to be given to a new owner.
    The second annual caramel apple sale was held at Danbury Catholic School. Volunteers heped organizer Janelle Clausen prepare the apples on Wednesday, February 12th. The finished products were picked up later that day and on Thursday. Proceeds from this fundraisere are being eartagged for new stage curtains at the school.
    To the left, Lorna Uehle patiently coats an apple with caramel.

Ham Vacates Seat on Council

    In November of 2019 Sue Ham was re-elected to the Danbury City Council. Had she known her life would change like it has, she most likely wouldn't have run for the 2-year seat. Sue and her husband, Harlan have decided they need to live closer to family and are thus moving to Arizona. Thus, the remaining council begins their search to fill the open seat.
    If interested in the seat, please notify a council member, leave a message at City Hall (PO Box 336, the green box, 883-2431, or, or contact the mayor at by March 10th. The appointment shall be for the period until the next municipal election which will be held on November 5, 2021.
    The Council will make the appointment to fill the vacancy at its meeting at 7:00 p.m., on March 10.

FFA Omelet Breakfast Sun.

    FFA members and alumni will be cooking up omelettes on Sunday, February 23rd from 8:00 until 12:30 p.m. at the Mapleton Community Center. A free wll donation will get you a meal of a made to order omelette, homemade rolls, toast, fruit cup, juice and coffee.

St. Mary's Church Renovation Update

    The church ceiling continues to lose the green color. The intricate detail continues to receive attention. Cracks in the walls in the sanctuary are being covered.
    The sacristy's walls are being sanded


Healthy Blood Donors Needed

Danbury Drive February 26th

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (February 4, 2020) – LifeServe Blood Center is urging healthy community members to give blood to help boost the blood supply as flu season rages on.



    You are hereby notified that the City Council of the City of Danbury, Iowa, is looking to fill a vacancy as a Danbury City Council Member, effective on swear in date and expiring December 31, 2021, pursuant



    The Danbury City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 11, at 7:00 PM in council chambers with Mayor Michael Buth presiding (start time 7:03pm). Council present:


The Schultz Perspective

by Senator Jason Schultz
    Week five of the 2020 session is done. There is a quickening of activity as we near Friday's deadline to get our bills out of committee in order to keep them alive for consideration. I appreciate the input



    •Date:     Monday, February 10, 2020
    •Time:     7:00 PM
    •Place:     Middle School Library, Anthon,


Danbury Community Club Alvis Wessling Scholarship Available

    The Danbury Community Club Scholarship in memory of Alvis Wessling will once again be giving four $500 scholarships to high school seniors.
    To be eligible to apply, the students


Monona County Cattlemen Scholarship Available

    The Monona County Cattlemen's Association will once again be offering $1000.00 scholarships for high school seniors.
    To be eligible to apply the student's parents/guardians must have been


George Schuyler Memorial Scholarship Available for MVAOCOU District Seniors

    They say a picture paints a thousand words. Well, in the Review's fifth annual George Schuylar memorial scholarship contest, we challenge MVAO seniors to use 500ish words to earn


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