Wesley, Iowa. Quality Life in the Heartland
Wesley, Iowa. Quality Life in the Heartland

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NEWSLETTERS
COMMUNITY EVENTS

IN CITY NEWS
Recycling must be in dump able containers, not plastic bags. Recycling must be sorted and boxes broke down Recycling Dates Are November 6th & 20th
City Hall Will Be Closed November 12th & 13th
November 22nd & 23rd
Next City Council Meetings November 5th at 6:30 PM (Monday)
December 3rd at 6:30 PM (Monday)
The City of Wesley was rewarded the Beth E. Reinhart Charitable Trust Grant of $7,500.00 to go towards the Swimming Pool Project.


NOTE FROM THE MAYOR
Greetings Wesleyans,
I wanted to give you some updates and happenings around town. The city guys closed the shelter house and bathrooms at the south park for the winter. If you would like to rent the shelter house, please contact city hall and put your name on the calendar for 2019. Rent is $50 dollars a day. Our city clerk attends yearly classes for continuing education for of many different facets of her job requirements. One skill that she has obtained is grant writing for our city. City Clerk reported she wrote a grant in the summer months for repairs of the pool and the City of Wesley was awarded $7,500. The guys have gotten 2 water leaks fixed on the north end of town. The guys are currently working on a plugged tile out at the lagoon. Happening here at the end of October a crew will be coming to town to clean and due minor maintenance on our water tower. I hope you have safe Halloween, if you would like little trick or treaters to stop by please leave your porch light on or decorate the trunk of your car and park at the Catholic Church parking lot. The kids will be out and about on October 31st from 5 to 7 pm. As always if you or someone you know would like to become involved any of our great volunteering opportunities please call city hall and City Clerk will get you headed in the right direction.
Best Regards,
Vahn Schumacher



WESLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Closed Monday, November 12th for
Veterans Day
Closing at 4:00 PM Wednesday, November 21st
Closed November 22nd, 23rd & 24th for
Thanksgiving Weekend
Book Club meets to Thursday,
November 15th at 6:00 PM. Free
Copies available at the library!
Library Board meeting November 29th at 6:00 PM.
Watch Facebook for craft night announcements!
PLEASE NOTICE NEW HOURS
REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS:
Monday
12:00 PM -5:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM -5:30 PM
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
9:00 AM-12:00 AM
Tuesday & Sunday
Closed



BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
The American Legion Post #428
This month we are featuring The American Legion Post #428 in Wesley, Iowa, and also include some members from St. Benedict and Titonka, Iowa. The Wesley Legion has around 45 men and woman members. The Wesley American Legion Post #428 was started in 1920 and was chartered in 1924, next March; The American Legion will be celebrating their 100 year anniversary. I interviewed Dwayne Eden, The Commander and Mick Cruise the Vice Commander of The American Legion Post #428.

Dwayne Eden was Army active duty in the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After that, he moved back to Iowa and was in the National Guard for 20 years. Dwayne has been a part of the American Legion for 15 years and has been Commander for 18 months. Dwayne’s son Jake Eden is in Sons of the American Legion Post #428 and is currently in the National Guard.

Mick Cruise was in the Army from June 15, 1965 to June 17, 1967. Mick was based in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. From there, he went to Fort Ord, California, and was sent to Korea for 13 months. After Korea, Mick went to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and trained Officer Cadet School (OCS) candidates. Mick has been a part of The Wesley American Legion for 49 years. Mick’s son Mike Cruise is also in Sons of the American Legion Post #428.
To be eligible to be a part of The American Legion you must have served at least one day of active duty during wartime or are currently serving. To be a part of the Sons of the American Legion your father, grandfather, great grandfather, etc. must be or have been a part of the American Legion. The American Legion Auxiliary is dedicated to veteran service for women.

The American Legion Post #428 is responsible for helping the community with various projects such as the Pool Project, the Shelter House Project, play equipment for South Park and Fourth of July Fireworks. The American Legion gives scholarships to two graduates from both Algona and Bishop Garrigan schools. Another opportunity The American Legion gives is a sponsorship to allow one student per year to go to Boys and Girls State. This sponsorship is for high school juniors and is a weeklong hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government located at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. This is just a few of the generous things our American Legion does for our community!

The American Legion can also use your help in helping others by coming to a few of the events they hold or making a monetary donation. The next event is the Feather Party this month on November 17th; sandwiches will be served along with playing Bingo to win hams and turkeys. The Memorial Day chicken dinner and Fourth of July Fireworks. Thank you to The American Legion & Sons Post #428 for being a part of our City!

A little history… The organization was founded on March 15, 1919, at the American Club near Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, by members of the American Expeditionary Forces, and it was chartered on September 16, 1919, by the U.S. Congress. Membership peaked for The American Legion right after World War II, when enrollments doubled from 1.7 million to 3.3 million. After the Korean War, there were 2.5 million Legionnaires. As the baby boomers joined, its membership increased to 3.1 million in 1992. However, membership has slowly been decreasing since then. In 2013, National Headquarters of The American Legion reported 2.3 million members. Notable members of The American Legion have included: Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Legion



Wesley American Legion & Sons
Wesley Legion is raffling off a KRA4059
PJK Electric Orange Snap On Box.
Contact any Legion Member for tickets.
$5/Ticket or $20/5 Tickets. The Tool Box
will be on display at Johnny’s Bar & Grill.
Will draw the winner the night of the Feather Party November 17th. Money goes towards Fireworks, Scholarships, and other Community Projects




KIDS FOR CHRIST
Kids for Christ made kindness rocks at our October meeting. You will find these colorful, cheerful rocks at different places around town. If you find one, we encourage you to do an act of kindness for another person. Please leave the rock where you find it so that others will have the opportunity to see it and spread kindness too!
Also, thank you to everyone who supported our group by purchasing a wreath, door swag, or centerpiece for the Christmas season. Items will be available the week of November 19th. We will have a set time to pick up your item once we have them so please watch for that information. If you are unable to pick up your item, we will make sure to get it to you. We will be using the proceeds for activities throughout the year. We are so grateful to have the community's support! Our next meeting is November 7th
from 2:30-4:30 pm.


St. Joseph Catholic Church
St. Joseph Parish: On Sunday, November 11, the weekend Mass will be at 8:00 a.m.
St. Joseph Guild Coffee & Rolls/Bake Sale will be on Sunday, November 11, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the parish hall. Free-will offering. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy some delicious rolls and great fellowship!


The Wesley Community Church
The Wesley Community Church is having their Harvest Festival on Sunday, November 11th at 10:30 a.m. with a potluck to follow.
John Meister will be the guest speaker.


Holiday Sip & Shop
~A Friends Night Out~
Thursday, November 8th
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wesley Community Center
200 Main Street Wesley, Iowa 50483
Please join us for a fun night out and get your Holiday shopping done, while supporting local vendors with Direct Sales Items or Homemade Goods.
Local Organization will be guest bartenders and all tips and money made at bar will go to our Pool Fundraiser.