Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dick and Lucille Young

Chariton Herald-Patriot, April 10, 2014
Bill Howes, Associate Editor


When it comes to volunteering, Dick and Lucille Young give new meaning to the word dedicated.  The couple volunteers at Legacy Lodge Hospice House in Chartion and they are tireless in their dedication and all the help they give to residents and staff at Legacy Lodge.  The benefit Luncheon for Legacy Lodge was held at Carpenter's Hall Wednesday, April 2, and the Young's and other voulnteers were present at the luncheon.
The Young's go out and prepare lunch at Legacy Lodge on Thursdays and other times as needed.  After they prepare lunch, they take it to the residents' rooms or the dining area, whichever they need.  After preparing the meals they clean up and the kitchen is spotless when they're done.
"They're the most dedicated couple.  They are there in that kitchen every Thursday no matter what.  Often Lucille makes her own homemade noodles and brings them out to the Lodge for the residents.  They just love them.  Dick and Lucille give so much of themselves.  I call them my two angels," Legacy Lodge Campaign Director Linda Braida said.
Dick also visits with the men residents at Legacy Lodge to help them pass the time away.  "It's nice for them to have a man to talk to about farming and other subjects.
The Young's have volunteered at Legacy Lodge for three years.  Dick also does odd jobs there and has done some painting.  He painted the garage floor of the Lodge.  When Legacy Lodge opened, Dick went out there and painted and hung pictures and helped out where needed.
"Anything we need that pertains to odd jobs, Dick can do.  He's a jack-of-all-trades.  He's so willing to help out with things," Braida said.
The Young's explained why they liked volunteering at Legacy Lodge.  "We like helping to support the actual employees and help relieve them of the duties of meal time.  Both patients and staff are very appreciative of us being there to help them," they said.
The Young's will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 16th.  They owned and ran Young's Inc., a Hallmark shop on the southwest corner of the square for many years.  They sold greeting cards along with home decorating items, paint and wallpaper.  Connie and Eldon Head later ran the store.

Roy and Evelyn Cochran and Daughter, Mary Celebrate Birthdays

Chariton Herald-Patriot, April 10, 2014

Roy, Evelyn and Mary are celebrating upcoming and past birthdays this weekend.  Roy wil be 91 years old on Saturday, April 12; Evelyn turned 89 years old on March 16 and Mary turns 65 years old on April 10th.  Please send greetings to 49233 245th Trl. Chariton, IA 50049.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dachenbach Family 5 Generations


Sitting, Ryan Dachenbach, Father, who is holding daughter, Hadley Reuse Dachenbach; Great-Great Grandmother, Maisel Dachenbach and standing behind them are Great Grandfather, David Dachenbach and Grandfather, Keith Dachenbach

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Peggy Christensen is Retiring from Morton Buildings after 40 years


Peggy Christensen is retiring from Morton Buildings after being there for 40 years.  Her coworkers are honoring her with an open house on Wednesday, March 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Morton Buildings.  Please come and celebrate with Peggy on 40 wonderful years.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Betty Johnson to Celebrate her 88th Birthday

The family of Betty R. Johnson (formerly of Chariton) would like to host a card shower for her 88th birthday on March 19th.  You may send a card to Betty at Emeritus of Rockford, Apt 143, 1545 Temple Lane, Rockford, IL 61112

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Don and Joyce Peterson Celebrate Their 60th Wedding Anniversary

Don and Joyce Peterson are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.  Their family is hosting a card shower in their honor.  Cards can be mailed to 52751 200th Ave.  Chariton, Iowa 50049


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Kenneth Culver Turns 95

Friends and family would like you to join us in celebrating Kenneth Culver's 95th birthday with a card shower on February 27th.  Please send cards to 429 S. Main St. Apt 346 Chariton, Iowa 50049

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Olive Milledge 75th Birthday

Olive Milledge celebrated her 75th birthday on February 23, 2014.  In her honor, her children, Kristen, Kara, Shelly, Joseph, Peter, Erin and Timothy hosted a card shower.
Greetings may be sent to 735 Auburn Ave., Chariton, Iowa 50049

Sunday, February 9, 2014

June Halferty Celebrated her 90th Birthday


The family of June Halferty celebrated a 90th birthday party on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Everyone was invited.  They had a potluck dinner starting at noon and cake was served at 2:00 p.m.  It was held at the Humeston Community Center.  If you were unable to attend and visit with her, she would enjoy cards being sent to 10991 585th St., Numa, IA  52544.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

John and Gloria Gardner Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

John and Gloria Gardner will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, January 19, 2014.  Their family is hosting a card shower in their honor.  Please send cards to:  1407 Osceola Ave. Chariton, Iowa  50049

Paul Hoskins turns 90


The family of Paul Hoskins will be hosting an open house on Saturday January 25th, 1:00 to 3:00p.m. at the Edgewater in West Des Moines.  If you are unable to attend, cards may be sent to him at 9225 Cascade Ave., #1206, West Des Moines, Ia  50266.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tim and Darcy Fitzgerald Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary

Tim and Darcy Fitzgerald will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28, 2013.
Their family is hosting a card shower in honor of Tim and Darcy.  Please send cards to 43023 170th Ave.  Chariton, IA  50049.

Todde and Michelle Folkerts 25th Wedding Anniversary

Todde and Michelle will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.  Their family is hosting a card shower for them in their honor.  Cards can by sent to 1202 Ashland Ave. Chariton, IA  50049.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Benji Bingaman Celebrated is 80th Birthday

Benji Bingaman celebrated his 80th birthday.  In his honor his family hosted an open house on Sunday, December 22 at the Freight House.  If you did not attend, please send birthday wishes to 810 N. 14th Street, Chariton, Iowa  50049

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lucas County Health Center Volunteer Services Open House

Lucas County Health Center Volunteer Services held an Open House for volunteers on December 18 at the hospital.  Lucas County Health Center thanks the Volunteers for all they do throughout the year and wish all volunteers Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Goodenow resigns as Chariton City Manager

Chariton Herald-Patriot, December 12, 2013
Bill Howes, Associate Editor

Joins City of Pella as finance director

Chariton is losing a valued city leader as City Manager, Corey Goodenow, has resigned.  Goodenow resigned as city manager because he has accepted the position of finance director for the City of Pella.  His last day in Chariton will be Jan. 17th and he will start his new job Jan. 20th.  The Chariton City Council will likely accept Goodenow's resignation at their next meeting, Dec. 15th.
Goodenow, 31, has been Chariton's city manager since August 2011.  
Goodenow was able to mention some significant accomplishments that have occurred during his tenure as city manager.  One is that he, along with the city council and other city staff members, have reduced the general fund deficit balance to nearly zero.  It was roughly $500,00 in the red when he came here.
The main ways they were able to significantly cut the general fund deficit balance were by cutting spending and identifying additional revenue sources.
Also during Goodenow's tenure, the city council approved a re-purposing of the local option sales tax for the purpose of infrastructure construction or improvements.  The city council has also partnered with Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street to help Chariton achieve Main Street status.  The city council has also helped acquire the downtown revitalization grant or the facade grant while Goodenow has been here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Carl and Karen Smith 50th Wedding Anniversary


Sam and Donna Irving Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary


Chariton High School Class of 1968


Midwest Heritage Bank Donates $250


U.S. Bank Foundation Awards Grant

The U.S. Bank Foundation recently awarded the Luca
s County Fair Association a grant of $500 for general operating funds.  The Fair Association plans on using the funds to help re-wire the 4-H building at the Lucas County Fairgrounds.
The continued support of the U.S. Bank Foundation over the past six years has helped the fair association to fund needed capital improvements and buy equipment to support the county fair.  Without support of the U.S. Bank Foundation and others in Lucas County, it would be difficult for the Association to maintain our fairgrounds and to highlight the accomplishments of the 4-H and FFA youth with the annual fair.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Arlene Harris Celebrates her 82nd Birthday

Arlene Harris will celebrate her 82nd birthday on November 3, 2013.  If you want to send her well wishes, please send them to Arlene Harris; 809 W. Jackson  Knoxville, IA  50138.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2013 Inductees to the Chariton Athletic Hall of Fame

Three former Chariton standout athletes were inducted into the Chariton Atletic Hall of Fame at the Homecoming Assembly at CHS on Sept. 20th.  They included 2001 CHS graduate Madelyn Yocum, 2007 graduate Leon Drake and 2008 graduate Avery Fuhs.
Madelyn Yocum
During Yocum's career, she earned four varsity letters in track.  During her outstanding track career she placed eight times at the state track meet including a state championship in 2000 with the distance medley team.  Yocom placed every year at the state meet in the long jump with her highest finish being second place.
Leon Drake
During Drake's career, he accumulated nine varsity letters.  He earned three varsity football letters, two varsity track letters, two varsity soccer letters and two varsity wrestling letters.  In football, Drake was a three-year starter as an offensive and defensive lineman.  In track, Drake qualified for state in the shot put as a junior and senior.  
Avery Fuhs
During Fuh's career, he accumulated 14 varsity letters.  He earned three varsity football letters, four varsity wrestling letters, four varsity track letters and three varsity baseball letters.  In football, Fuhs was a two-time All-District player as a lineman and a  Second Team All-State lineman his senior year.  In wrestling, Fuhs had a career record of 108 wins and 24 losses.  In track, Fuhs was a state qualifier in the shot put in his senior year.

2013 Chariton Homecoming Court


Delores Agans Celebrates 90th Birthday

There will be an open house for Delores Agans 90th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Park Lane Village at 908 South Park Lane Drive, Knoxville, IA  50138.  No gifts please.

CHS Alumni Association's Hall of Pride


Adorable Paws Fundraiser


Adoptable Paws Rescue is a newly formed non-profit organization in Chariton.  Their goal is to build a no kill, state of the art animal rescue center for dogs and cats in Lucas County.  Adoptable Paws Rescue is in the process of trying to acquire a facility.

An evening of mouth watering food and a myriad of fabulous items to bid on took place on Saturday night, Sept. 28.  Bidders and eaters came to the Adoptable Paws Rescue fundraiser at Carpenter's Hall to help benefit this well needed organization.

Dorothy Sellers celebrates her 90th Birthday

Dorothy Sellers celebrates her 90th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 27th.  Wishes may be sent to her at 429 S. Main, Apt 220, Chariton, IA  50049.

Betty Pierschbacher celebrates 90th Birthday


Betty Pierschbacher will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday, October 8.  Her family:  Merlin (Becky), David (Lori), Ilene (Tom), grandchildren and great grandchildren, are hosting a card party in her home.  Please send cards to 811 N. 7th St.  Chariton, IA  50049

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Glenys Gwinn Egbert Wheeldon Celebrates 75th Birthday.

The son's of Glenys Wheeldon are having a card shower to celebrate her 75th birthday on September 20.  Cards may be sent to 1353 E. Sheridan Ave., Des Moines, IA  50136.