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BlueJay Boutique Expansion Will Allow More Shopping

BlueJay Boutique owner Steffany Bettin stands at the checkout in the new
addition. Bettin took advantage of the open space to hold her annual sidewalk
sale a couple weeks ago.

    Many women complain that their closet is too small. Many wish they could easily expand that closet to provide space for more clothes. Most don't have the luxury to do so without completely changing their home's layout. Well, Steffany Bettin wished to expand The BlueJay Boutique to provide space for more clothes. Lucky for her, it was easy for her to expand her shop to allow more apparel for women. A purchase of some land south of her present building from Barry Motor gave her much more space to accommodate her customers.
    Simmons Construction is in charge of the addition which will provide much more space for Steffany and her employees to provide more apparel to fill their customers' closets and dressers. Bettin said that she will expand her clothing selection, but she will also provide a larger line of shoes. She anticipates the expansion will be done in time for her Ladies Night Out in October.
    The land in which Simmons has been just a dirt lot for at least 3 decades, but a building did exist at one point. This building was owned by a couple Steinbach brothers in days gone by. According to the History of Danbury, the Steinbach brothers, Tony, Joe, George and Franz all came to America from Germany around 1898 and came to Danbury where all rented land in the surrounding area. Joe married Maggie Liebel, and they farmed west of Danbury until retirement age and then moved to Danbury where Joe operated a tavern, Joe's Place. Tony married Anna Broders, and they owned land in Ida County, Garfield Township. Tony operated his brother's tavern after he retired and called it Tony's Place. The list of businesses in 1956 includes Tony's Place.
    Congratulations to Steffany for adding to the history of this land.

Stellar Storytime at Cord Memorial Library

    Storytime is going stellart at Cord Memorial Library.
    Stellar Storytime will be held Wednesdays at 4pm during the month of August. There will be treats and prizes each week. All kids are welcome to join the time for stories, treats, and fun.

Fun With Fur

    The final session of the summer reading program brought a special visitor, Dawn from the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City. She brought furs from various animals with her for the kids to feel and see up close and personal.
    Photo submitted by Melissa Steben. Thanks, Melissa!

Corn Days Clothing Pre-orders Going On Now (Deadline Sunday)

    The Corn Days committee is collecting pre-orders for t-shirts and sweatshirts. Even though Corn Days is a few weeks away yet, they have been informed that the clothing needs to be ordered by Monday in order to get them back in time. Thus, the orders need to be placed with us by midnight on Sunday.
    Pictured are mock ups created by the committee. We are still waiting for the official final mock ups from the printer, but they will be the same or very, very similar. Green and blue shirts will house this design created by Katherine Dirksen. The design features a silhouette of downtown Danbury with corn springing above it and "Danbury Corn Days 2022" below.
    To pre-order, please contact Lynn Buth at 712-893-2160 or 712-840-0327 or email or message the committee on their Facebook page.
    An ad with prices can be seen in this issue.
    Shirts will be available to pick up Corn Days Friday at the pancake supper.

New Books at Cord Memorial Library

    A generous donation to Cord Memorial Library has resulted in a number of new books for the middle school and high school audience. Of course, adults are welcome to check them out as well.
    The Progress

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MVAO School Registration

    It is time to register for the 2022-2023 school year! School begins Tuesday, August 23rd, and we will host a registration day on Thursday, August 11th from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Each building secretary will be available in their office

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Dirksen Reunion Held

    The Dirksen Reunion was held on July 10th at the shelter house in Danbury. There were about 80 in attendance; all enjoyed a potluck at noon. The children enjoyed the playground equipment, and the adults enjoyed visiting. There were people

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Danbury Citywide Garage Sales August 27

    The Danbury citywide garage sales will be held in conjunction with Corn Days this year. Thus, the big day for the sales will be Saturday, August 27th. Those holding sales are welcome to also hold their sale on Friday.

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Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report

    DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 1, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released

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Weather Summary

Provided by Justin Glisan, Ph.D., State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
    Temperatures moderated over the final week of July with a statewide average temperature of 69.8 degrees, 3.2 degrees

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