Food Hub Update

Merek Petrovic, Randy Piper, Troy Burrington

Merek Petrovic, Randy Piper, Troy Burrington

During a length  hiatus work had to stop on the Food Hub till a reimbursement was made by the USDA.  Due to a glitch with the abstract it took 5 months to get it updated, a title opinion written & the reimbursement request approved by USDA.

Now Merek Petrovic is back working on the Food Hub with the help of Troy Burrington & Randy Piper.  They just installed a back gutter & painting a primer coat on the front section of the Food Hub.  Next they will insulate the ceiling before putting in a drop ceiling; followed by a final coat of paint on the walls.

I am so amazed to hear both Merek T Troy talk about how important it is to eat health, especially fresh fruits & vegetables.  They have me started on Kefir, a probiotic cousin of yogurt.

 

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A Busy Day for Teachers

Thursday teachers were back to school for a Data Inservice on Reading Comprehension.  All are returning teachers, but Elaine Zakopyko will be teaching Mrs. Bromley’s 2nd grade class till she returns from maternity leave.

In the morning they were served coffee & goodies by the Ideal Homemakers club.

In the evening there was an open house where the public could visit the classrooms & teachers.  Janice Buchholz & I toured the rooms & stopped to visit with 6th grade teacher Brad Fletschock.  He has been teaching here for 31 years & even has a few gray hairs to show for it!  Janice mentioned how she & Raynold (Buck) came to Anamoose 40 years ago.  Buck was superintendent & Janice had Elementary & High School Library. Janice has taught many grades till she retired in 1997 & still continues to substitute.

 

Kindergarten teacher Miss Rachel helps Jaya Melaas

Kindergarten teacher Miss Rachel helps Jaya Melaas

Naamah Heath enrolls one of her 5 children in 2nd grade. Elementary principal Mrs Melaas (right) assists her.

Naamah Heath enrolls one of her 5 children in 2nd grade. Elementary principal Mrs Melaas (right) assists her.

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City Park is Buzzing!

The Anamoose Park is a very busy place today!

DSCN0127If you’ve been by, you know there are people busy putting together what will be our brand new playground equipment. There is much excitement being felt by those who have devoted so much time and effort to bring this about.

DSCN0126The community should be very proud of the support given to this devoted Park Board over the past 3 years, to accomplish such a welcome benefit to Anamoose and surrounding area. There is years of fun in the playground going up in the park. Can’t you just see all the smiles and hear all the squeals of fun already! If you want to lend a hand and be part of the fun, check in at the park. There is a lot to do to make this happen.

See you at the Park!

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McHenry County Historical Society Museum

The McHenry County Historical Society Museum Board of Directors met in Anamoose Tuesday, August 9th. The group is holding its meetings around the county to introduce themselves to all McHenry County citizens. There were new faces in attendance to learn what the group is up to these days, and also to contribute new ideas to help move the efforts of the group forward. The mission of this group is: Discover, collect, and preserve historical data and items that reflect or benefit McHenry County.
The agenda included discussions regarding:
• Packing and moving the artifacts currently housed in the Zion Lutheran Church in Towner, to a safer environment to preserve the fragile condition of these pieces. Volunteers?
• McHenry Historical Society Museum will be represented at the Drake Threshing Show, 9/10/2016. Vintage baked goods, brochures and membership info will be on hand for the public.
• Anamoose Fall Festival will also offer information on the Historical Museum in Towner for the public.
• October 11th Annual meeting of the Board in Towner
• Organization newsletter
• Next meeting will be in Granville at the historic bank.

Thank all who participated in this meeting from near and far. The public is welcome to all board meetings!

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It’s Fun to Give Out Money

Another great year for the Anamoose Area Community Foundation as they were able to give out $7500 in grants Sunday at the Anamoose Senior Center.  Grants were awarded to 3  organizations in the Anamoose area.  The recipients were:

Lorie Schmaltz accepts grant for Park Board

Lorie Schmaltz accepts grant for Park Board

$2500-Anamoose Park Board for new playground equipment

Joe Weninger presents Bonnie Helm, MainStreams President a $2500 grant

Joe Weninger presents Bonnie Helm, MainStreams President a $2500 grant

$2500-MainStreams to purchase & install electric furnace/air conditioner & duct work in the Anamoose 1909 Historic Bank

Myrna Muffenbeir, McHenry Co Senior Meals & Services and Bill Goodwin (right), board member accept a $2500 grant from Joe Weniinger

Myrna Muffenbeir, McHenry Co Senior Meals & Services and Bill Goodwin (right), board member accept a $2500 grant from Joe Weninger

$2500-Tri-County Senior Meals & Services to supplement senior meal expenses

This is the 6th year that grants have been given out.  A total of more than $35,000 has been given in grants to more than 30 projects.  The current endowment fund is $195,000.

Members of the Anamoose Advisory Board are:  Alyce Heer, President; Joe Weninger, Vice President; Shirley Nitz, Secretary/Treasurer; Rose Weninger, Norma Martin, Dick Hauser & Julie Fahy.

Lorie Schmaltz was so pleased to get the Park Board grant from Joe Weninger that she gave him a kiss on the cheek & a hug.

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Changes are on the way!

DSCN0121If you have wandered past the Anamoose City Park lately you may have noticed a few changes! The 4 big trees near the north central edge of the park are now gone, there is a level area of dirt exposed and waiting for what is to come, and there are a lot of boxes and other related packages stacked up also waiting. It won’t be long now and there will be new, never been used before, Playground Equipment being setup in the Park.

DSCN0120We will be keeping track of the progress made over the next few weeks so stay tuned for more updates and photos.

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Anamoose Fal Festival

Save the Date! September 17th

Save the Date! September 17th

Fall means back to school, harvest the fruits of the summer labor, leaves falling, birds leaving and this year a fun filled festival in Anamoose!  There will be games to play for all ages, a bouncy house, live music, street theater, street dance, of course good food for all. The Civic Club has decided to celebrate our community and what better way than to provide a fun filled day for everyone.  More details will be forthcoming as the event draws near.  Be sure to reserve this day for end of summer, into fall fun!

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