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Details on POW camps sought

SHELL ROCK — Linda Betsinger McCann, author of 10 books on Iowa history, is beginning to research her newest book, “The POW Camps in Iowa during World War II.”

There was a branch camp south of Waverly and also one at Charles City, and work was done in various areas of the locale. There also was one at Eldora, set on the fairgrounds, where the CCC camp had been.

McCann is trying to find more information on these branch camps. She would like to speak with anyone who has memories of the camps or remembers the prisoners in the communities. She also is searching for pictures of the camps.

Contact her at losttownsofiowa@gmail.com or 239-7071.

Allen scholarship

benefit planned

WATERLOO — Donate to Educate, an Allen College scholarship benefit, is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Waterloo Center for the Arts.

The evening includes a social hour, dinner, silent auction, raffle and entertainment provided by the University of Northern Iowa a cappella group, The Singpins.

Tickets are $50 with all proceeds going to the Allen College scholarship fund.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for five and may be purchased in advance or at the event. Winners do not need to be present to win raffle prizes, including:

  • Five-night accommodations in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Amethyst pendant.
  • LG tablet.

To purchase tickets, make a donation or find out more about becoming a sponsor, call 226-2016 or email Beth.Sullivan@unitypoint.org.

Grout seeking

award nominees

WATERLOO — The Grout Museum District, 503 South St., is now accepting nominations for the Van G. Miller Memorial Award For Outstanding Support For Our Armed Forces.

The purpose of the award is to honor businesses based in Iowa who honor, support and hire veterans and active duty military.

The winner of the award will be announced at the “Come Be a Kid Again” fundraising event for the Grout Museum District from 6 to 9 p.m. April 28.

Nomination forms may be downloaded from www.groutmuseumdistrict.org/2018Gala. Nominations are due by March 9.

Cost for the event is $35 per person, which includes dinner and hands-on museum school activities. For more information, call 234-6357.

IPTV’s Reading

Road Trip set

WATERLOO — Several Iowa communities will receive a visit from Iowa Public Television’s Dan Wardell this summker as a part of his 12th annual Reading Road Trip.

IPTV partners with libraries statewide to promote summer reading each year.

The Reading Road Trip will travel through Independence, Marble Rock, Maynard and Waterloo.

Wardell, the host of the “IPTV KIDS Clubhouse,” will welcome kids and families in communities across the state with an interactive story time.

Dates and times will be announced this spring.

Duo to present

concert Feb. 17

DECORAH — The Unison Piano Duo with Luther College piano faculty members Du Huang and Xiao Hu will present a concert at 4 p.m. Saturday in Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, on the Luther campus.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Black history

program planned

WATERLOO — Lincoln Elementary is having a black history program and soul food dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

The dinner is in the cafeteria, and the program is in the auditorium.

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