Eldora Herald-Ledger

Eldora Herald-Ledger The Eldora Herald-Ledger is weekly newspaper in Eldora, Iowa, and publishes on Tuesdays. The Eldora Herald-Ledger is your complete source of news and information in Hardin County.

The paper proudly covers Hardin County including the communities of Eldora, Steamboat Rock, New Providence, Hubbard, Radcliffe, Union, Whitten, Wellsburg, Ackley and Iowa Falls. They also cover the South Hardin, AGWSR and BCLUW school districts. The Hardin County Ledger was first printed on Jan. 6, 1866, and became a twice-weekly publication beginning July 3, 1949. The two long-time publishers wer

The paper proudly covers Hardin County including the communities of Eldora, Steamboat Rock, New Providence, Hubbard, Radcliffe, Union, Whitten, Wellsburg, Ackley and Iowa Falls. They also cover the South Hardin, AGWSR and BCLUW school districts. The Hardin County Ledger was first printed on Jan. 6, 1866, and became a twice-weekly publication beginning July 3, 1949. The two long-time publishers wer

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Like mother, like daughter: Cobb teaches in same building her mom did ELDORA – Joylyn Cobb is in her seventh year of tea...
01/12/2022

Like mother, like daughter: Cobb teaches in same building her mom did

ELDORA – Joylyn Cobb is in her seventh year of teaching fifth grade at Eldora-New Providence Elementary, but in her 33rd year of teaching.
“I actually student taught 33 years ago at Radcliffe Elementary,” she said. “They were just Hubbard-Radcliffe back then.”
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Like mother, like daughter: Cobb teaches in same building her mom did

ELDORA – Joylyn Cobb is in her seventh year of teaching fifth grade at Eldora-New Providence Elementary, but in her 33rd year of teaching.
“I actually student taught 33 years ago at Radcliffe Elementary,” she said. “They were just Hubbard-Radcliffe back then.”
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Cultivating minds and the school gardenRADCLIFFE – Sarah Allison left her native Hubbard to continue her education, rece...
01/11/2022

Cultivating minds and the school garden

RADCLIFFE – Sarah Allison left her native Hubbard to continue her education, receiving her bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Simpson College, then her Master’s in Education from Olathe (Kan.) MidAmerica Nazarene University. She taught in Waverly for a few years, before coming back to her hometown.
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Cultivating minds and the school garden

RADCLIFFE – Sarah Allison left her native Hubbard to continue her education, receiving her bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Simpson College, then her Master’s in Education from Olathe (Kan.) MidAmerica Nazarene University. She taught in Waverly for a few years, before coming back to her hometown.
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According to Greenbelt Home Care, 108 additional positive COVID-19 cases and 0 additional COVID-19 related deaths were i...
01/07/2022

According to Greenbelt Home Care, 108 additional positive COVID-19 cases and 0 additional COVID-19 related deaths were identified this past week. 53.6 percent of the total Hardin County population is considered fully vaccinated.

The CDC released a statement last week stating that given what they currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, they are shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after. This information as well as a helpful table can also be found at-https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html

According to Greenbelt Home Care, 108 additional positive COVID-19 cases and 0 additional COVID-19 related deaths were identified this past week. 53.6 percent of the total Hardin County population is considered fully vaccinated.

The CDC released a statement last week stating that given what they currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, they are shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after. This information as well as a helpful table can also be found at-https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html

The power of three ACKLEY - Reverend and Mrs. Kevin and Rachel Pulliam are used to celebrating their Christmases as just...
01/03/2022

The power of three

ACKLEY - Reverend and Mrs. Kevin and Rachel Pulliam are used to celebrating their Christmases as just two. Their celebrations were joyful, the meals delicious, the family gatherings a blessing and the hope of Advent bright.Yet, something (or someone) was missing each Christmas.
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The power of three

ACKLEY - Reverend and Mrs. Kevin and Rachel Pulliam are used to celebrating their Christmases as just two. Their celebrations were joyful, the meals delicious, the family gatherings a blessing and the hope of Advent bright.Yet, something (or someone) was missing each Christmas.
Read the full story here -->https://bit.ly/3HyblRe

Carson youngest to run marathon in all 50 states WELLSBURG - “Don’t just chase your dreams, run them down.” Sarah Faith ...
12/28/2021

Carson youngest to run marathon in all 50 states

WELLSBURG - “Don’t just chase your dreams, run them down.” Sarah Faith Carson, a loan administrator and universal banker at Peoples Savings Bank, takes this quote quite literally. On Nov. 14, Carson set the record for youngest woman to run a marathon in all 50 states.
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Carson youngest to run marathon in all 50 states

WELLSBURG - “Don’t just chase your dreams, run them down.” Sarah Faith Carson, a loan administrator and universal banker at Peoples Savings Bank, takes this quote quite literally. On Nov. 14, Carson set the record for youngest woman to run a marathon in all 50 states.
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Pine Lake State Park Manager to take on new role ELDORA - After seven years at Pine Lake State Park, park ranger and now...
12/27/2021

Pine Lake State Park Manager to take on new role

ELDORA - After seven years at Pine Lake State Park, park ranger and now-park manager, Andy Place, will soon be leaving for a new manager’s post at Big Creek State Park near Polk City.
“It will be noticeably different,” Place said. The park near Des Moines puts a focus on fishing and water sports. Pine Lake State Park, for the park manager, means a taste of everything – from grooming the grounds to contributing to million dollar improvements in the parks and campgrounds.
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Pine Lake State Park Manager to take on new role

ELDORA - After seven years at Pine Lake State Park, park ranger and now-park manager, Andy Place, will soon be leaving for a new manager’s post at Big Creek State Park near Polk City.
“It will be noticeably different,” Place said. The park near Des Moines puts a focus on fishing and water sports. Pine Lake State Park, for the park manager, means a taste of everything – from grooming the grounds to contributing to million dollar improvements in the parks and campgrounds.
Read the full story here ---> https://bit.ly/3sDrNeD

Finding her Zen ELDORA – Rebekah Cullinan isn’t from Eldora, or even the Eldora area, but she has made this town her hom...
12/22/2021

Finding her Zen

ELDORA – Rebekah Cullinan isn’t from Eldora, or even the Eldora area, but she has made this town her home. “I had looked for a place all over the state,” she said. “I just kept coming back to Eldora.”
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Finding her Zen

ELDORA – Rebekah Cullinan isn’t from Eldora, or even the Eldora area, but she has made this town her home. “I had looked for a place all over the state,” she said. “I just kept coming back to Eldora.”
Read the full story here --->https://bit.ly/3FlwHAh

We have two treats in today's Herald-Ledger! One is our Letters to Santa Section B and the other is our Winter Sports ta...
12/21/2021

We have two treats in today's Herald-Ledger! One is our Letters to Santa Section B and the other is our Winter Sports tab featuring basketball teams from South Hardin, D**e -New Hartford, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, BCLUW, Grundy Center and AGWSR, and wrestling teams from South Hardin/BCLUW, Aplington Parkersburg/Grundy Center, D**e-New Hartford/Gladbrook-Reinbeck and AGWSR. Be sure to pick yours up today!

We have two treats in today's Herald-Ledger! One is our Letters to Santa Section B and the other is our Winter Sports tab featuring basketball teams from South Hardin, D**e -New Hartford, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, BCLUW, Grundy Center and AGWSR, and wrestling teams from South Hardin/BCLUW, Aplington Parkersburg/Grundy Center, D**e-New Hartford/Gladbrook-Reinbeck and AGWSR. Be sure to pick yours up today!

Serial derecho blows through ELDORA – Last Wednesday’s wild weather brought several warnings from high winds to thunders...
12/20/2021

Serial derecho blows through

ELDORA – Last Wednesday’s wild weather brought several warnings from high winds to thunderstorms to tornadoes. State Climatologist Justin Glisan said the storm may also be classified as a “serial derecho.”
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From Dr. Adam Zellmer:
12/16/2021

From Dr. Adam Zellmer:

From Dr. Adam Zellmer:

Got you coveredHUBBARD – Rural Hubbard resident Rebecca Cook has only been making her knit hats for a few months. “I jus...
12/15/2021

Got you covered

HUBBARD – Rural Hubbard resident Rebecca Cook has only been making her knit hats for a few months. “I just started this fall,” the mom of two said. “I can’t crochet, but I can knit.”
Cook thought since colder weather was coming, she’d make some hats for her daughter, Sawyer, 2, and son, Carson, 1, and she found a pattern to use.
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Got you covered

HUBBARD – Rural Hubbard resident Rebecca Cook has only been making her knit hats for a few months. “I just started this fall,” the mom of two said. “I can’t crochet, but I can knit.”
Cook thought since colder weather was coming, she’d make some hats for her daughter, Sawyer, 2, and son, Carson, 1, and she found a pattern to use.
Read the full story here-->https://bit.ly/3m7PEii

From South Hardin Superintendent Dr. Adam Zellmer: Important Announcement for Wednesday, Dec. 15:2-Hour Early Dismissal ...
12/14/2021

From South Hardin Superintendent Dr. Adam Zellmer: Important Announcement for Wednesday, Dec. 15:

2-Hour Early Dismissal Wednesday, Dec. 15 due to high winds and no travel being advised for high profile vehicles (school buses). There will be no Middle School Practice. High School Activities may practice but no sports shuttles will be provided. See full press release below.

From South Hardin Superintendent Dr. Adam Zellmer: Important Announcement for Wednesday, Dec. 15:

2-Hour Early Dismissal Wednesday, Dec. 15 due to high winds and no travel being advised for high profile vehicles (school buses). There will be no Middle School Practice. High School Activities may practice but no sports shuttles will be provided. See full press release below.

Helpful smile in every aisleELDORA – Pat Ryan met Hy-Vee while in high school. They've gone steady ever since.Forty-eigh...
12/13/2021

Helpful smile in every aisle

ELDORA – Pat Ryan met Hy-Vee while in high school. They've gone steady ever since.
Forty-eight years later, Ryan is closing out an entire career dedicated to the grocery industry – which by itself qualifies as extraordinary – but he also did it working for one employer.
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Helpful smile in every aisle

ELDORA – Pat Ryan met Hy-Vee while in high school. They've gone steady ever since.
Forty-eight years later, Ryan is closing out an entire career dedicated to the grocery industry – which by itself qualifies as extraordinary – but he also did it working for one employer.
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Be sure to check out this week's Herald-Ledger for our "Salute to area 4-H" special section!
12/08/2021

Be sure to check out this week's Herald-Ledger for our "Salute to area 4-H" special section!

Be sure to check out this week's Herald-Ledger for our "Salute to area 4-H" special section!

Valley View may get new role ELDORA - The recently shuttered Valley View Specialty Care nursing home in Eldora is lookin...
12/07/2021

Valley View may get new role

ELDORA - The recently shuttered Valley View Specialty Care nursing home in Eldora is looking to quickly turn a page. It may have a second life as a group home for seasonal agricultural workers who’ve for decades been living much of the year here in Eldora.
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Valley View may get new role

ELDORA - The recently shuttered Valley View Specialty Care nursing home in Eldora is looking to quickly turn a page. It may have a second life as a group home for seasonal agricultural workers who’ve for decades been living much of the year here in Eldora.
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Super hero painter ELDORA – A few months ago, Bladyn Virchow discovered he had an artistic talent. The 11-year-old sixth...
12/06/2021

Super hero painter

ELDORA – A few months ago, Bladyn Virchow discovered he had an artistic talent. The 11-year-old sixth grader at South Hardin Middle School picked up a brush and began painting abstract art, which he now sells at flea markets, craft fairs and through Facebook. In addition, he donates 20 percent of his proceeds to the Cerebral Palsy Association.
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Super hero painter

ELDORA – A few months ago, Bladyn Virchow discovered he had an artistic talent. The 11-year-old sixth grader at South Hardin Middle School picked up a brush and began painting abstract art, which he now sells at flea markets, craft fairs and through Facebook. In addition, he donates 20 percent of his proceeds to the Cerebral Palsy Association.
Read the full story here -->https://bit.ly/31z14Vc

Mesch receives 4-H award ELDORA - The cattle business and 4-H have been two constants for Connie Mesh, and Hardin County...
12/03/2021

Mesch receives 4-H award

ELDORA - The cattle business and 4-H have been two constants for Connie Mesh, and Hardin County 4-H recognized both during the 4-H Awards Banquet, surprising Mesch of Eldora with one of its “alumni awards” during ceremonies conducted by the county youth group’s association.
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Mesch receives 4-H award

ELDORA - The cattle business and 4-H have been two constants for Connie Mesh, and Hardin County 4-H recognized both during the 4-H Awards Banquet, surprising Mesch of Eldora with one of its “alumni awards” during ceremonies conducted by the county youth group’s association.
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Homestead Evergreens open for the season ELDORA - Not all of Santa’s elves are to be found at the North Pole.Every Chris...
12/01/2021

Homestead Evergreens open for the season

ELDORA - Not all of Santa’s elves are to be found at the North Pole.
Every Christmas for years, Hardin County has hosted a select few who play a surprisingly big role in Iowa’s holiday green-up. The evergreen season is back and so are the folks at Homestead Evergreens. Norm Houston heads the effort here. These days the workshop is bursting at the seams with evergreen boughs being integrated into holiday designs.
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Homestead Evergreens open for the season

ELDORA - Not all of Santa’s elves are to be found at the North Pole.
Every Christmas for years, Hardin County has hosted a select few who play a surprisingly big role in Iowa’s holiday green-up. The evergreen season is back and so are the folks at Homestead Evergreens. Norm Houston heads the effort here. These days the workshop is bursting at the seams with evergreen boughs being integrated into holiday designs.
Read the full story here -->https://www.eldoranewspapers.com/content/homestead-evergreens-open-season

Hardin County, Iowa Helps making an impact ELDORA – Jennifer Rundall had an idea, and it all started with a Facebook pag...
11/30/2021

Hardin County, Iowa Helps making an impact

ELDORA – Jennifer Rundall had an idea, and it all started with a page created on Nov. 23, 2020, called Hardin County, Iowa Helps. Now, a year later, that page still exists – now with 950 members – and last May it grew into an actual warehouse full of housewares, clothing, appliances and furniture – all for those in need.
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Hardin County, Iowa Helps making an impact

ELDORA – Jennifer Rundall had an idea, and it all started with a page created on Nov. 23, 2020, called Hardin County, Iowa Helps. Now, a year later, that page still exists – now with 950 members – and last May it grew into an actual warehouse full of housewares, clothing, appliances and furniture – all for those in need.
Read the full story here -->https://bit.ly/2ZEqYWX

New Providence movie to show at Grand Theater in EldoraNEW PROVIDENCE - It all started in 1991… that’s when Jack Smith a...
11/29/2021

New Providence movie to show at Grand Theater in Eldora

NEW PROVIDENCE - It all started in 1991… that’s when Jack Smith and his friend Paul Dunn began a mail order business selling in-line skates in Morro Bay, Calif.
“My partner Paul Dunn never read the newspaper and didn’t know what was going on,” Smith joked. “One day he walked in and showed me the business section of the San Francisco Chronicle. Someone had bought his old high school in Whitten (Iowa) and wanted to give it to someone to bring jobs to town.”

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New Providence movie to show at Grand Theater in Eldora

NEW PROVIDENCE - It all started in 1991… that’s when Jack Smith and his friend Paul Dunn began a mail order business selling in-line skates in Morro Bay, Calif.
“My partner Paul Dunn never read the newspaper and didn’t know what was going on,” Smith joked. “One day he walked in and showed me the business section of the San Francisco Chronicle. Someone had bought his old high school in Whitten (Iowa) and wanted to give it to someone to bring jobs to town.”

Read the full story here -->https://bit.ly/3I1O0br

Like to act? Murder Mystery Party plannedELDORA - The Hardin County Historical Society is looking for anyone interested ...
11/26/2021

Like to act? Murder Mystery Party planned

ELDORA - The Hardin County Historical Society is looking for anyone interested in acting, to play a role in their upcoming New Year’s Eve fundraiser event, which will be held at the Steamboat Rock Conservation Clubhouse.
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Like to act? Murder Mystery Party planned

ELDORA - The Hardin County Historical Society is looking for anyone interested in acting, to play a role in their upcoming New Year’s Eve fundraiser event, which will be held at the Steamboat Rock Conservation Clubhouse.
Read the full story here -->https://www.eldoranewspapers.com/content/actors-sought-murder-mystery-party

Eldora’s Christmas Festival returns ELDORA - Stop at the Hardin County Square Sunday, Nov. 28, and be sure to bring the ...
11/24/2021

Eldora’s Christmas Festival returns

ELDORA - Stop at the Hardin County Square Sunday, Nov. 28, and be sure to bring the kids and some spare time. It is Christmastime, and Eldora’s festival is back.
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Eldora’s Christmas Festival returns

ELDORA - Stop at the Hardin County Square Sunday, Nov. 28, and be sure to bring the kids and some spare time. It is Christmastime, and Eldora’s festival is back.
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The Eldora Newspaper is your complete source of news and information in Hardin County. The paper proudly covers Hardin County as well as the communities of Eldora, Steamboat Rock, New Providence, Hubbard, Radcliffe, Union, Whitten, Wellsburg, Iowa Falls and Ackley. We also cover the South Hardin, AGWSR and BCLUW school districts. The Hardin County Ledger was first printed on January 6, 1866 and became a twice-weekly publication beginning July 3, 1949. The two long-time publishers were George R. Stauffacher (for 37-years) and Allyn Schafer (for 34 years). Mid-America Publishing Corporation purchased the Eldora Newspapers on Nov. 10, 2014. Publisher: Clinton A. Poock Editor: Rick Patrie Composition: Betty Gotto Sports Editor: Scott Bierle Advertising Director: Emily Ubben Administrative assistant: Brenda Abels

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ELDORA – It took 12 innings, but the South Hardin Lady Tigers softball team etched out a run to take the game from East Marshall. In Front of a large, gathered crowd at the South Hardin High School softball field, the Lady Tigers came into play on the evening having posted a perfect record in conference play. The ladies have an impressive record of 12-3 on the year and have come away with some exciting wins on the year thus far. Read full story here -->https://bit.ly/3wLA8w3
ELDORA – It took 12 innings, but the South Hardin Lady Tigers softball team etched out a run to take the game from East Marshall. In Front of a large, gathered crowd at the South Hardin High School softball field, the Lady Tigers came into play on the evening having posted a perfect record in conference play. The ladies have an impressive record of 12-3 on the year and have come away with some exciting wins on the year thus far. Read the rest of the story here --> https://bit.ly/3wLA8w3
Unfortunately the story on the new Sunshine Cafe has their opening date as Thursday, December 5th. It is Thursday, December 3rd.
Dear Editor, My family arrived in America in the tailwinds of the Mayflower some 400 years ago. We were some of the first settlers in Iowa, and though I have retired in Europe where I can afford medical care, most of my family still live there. I am enormously proud of my Iowan heritage. With great dismay, I have watched President Trump dismantle the America for which my ancestors risked their lives and fought in every war. Every American value has been trampled, and farmers in particular have been sacrificed for Trump’s tariff wars. Not once has Senator Joni Ernst challenged Trump’s policies on behalf of Iowans. At every step she’s enabled him to bring America to the lowest point in its history. That’s not building a future for our country that any of us want to experience. Please vote for Joe Biden in November. He is a decent man—and a true family man—with impeccable credentials, and none of that can be said about Trump. Mr. Biden also needs a Congress he can work with to rebuild America, not further Trump’s corruption, so I urge you to vote for Theresa Greenfield for Senator. Let’s vote for a government that truly believes in “We the People” and will work to improve the lives of all Americans. Thank you. Timothy Smith (originally from Greenfield, Adair County, Iowa)
Sharing your dyslexia story with the world takes courage. Thank you Robert for sharing yours! This article appeared in the October 6th edition of the Eldora Herald-Ledger.
📰 Eldora Herald-Ledger: "His literature sums it up saying that '…it’s time to put aside pointless partisan bickering to always put Iowa and our country first.' But at the same time, his political platform endorses the conservative staples. He wants secure borders, and a wall to secure them."
The MAT Tumbling and Trampoline Team traveled to Boone, IA to take part in a two-day USTA competition which held Olympic Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline events on Saturday, and Power Tumbling events on Sunday. MAT had an excellent Green Team showing with around sixty athletes competing in Boone. Athletes were successful and are striving to make corrections and changes to their passes as the Team approaches the State Championships in April, which will once again be hosted by MAT Tumbling Trampoline in Marshalltown. For information on upcoming events or details about our program or classes, visit our MAT Tumbling page or go to www.mattumblers.com.
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MAT Tumbling/Trampoline traveled to Iowa Falls to compete at a USTA tumbling/trampoline meet. Many of the athletes who attended the Iowa Falls competition are in their first year of competition, with this meet being their first or second meet ever. For the more veteran Green Team athletes routines and difficulty are being worked in and many adjustments are being made. The MAT coaches are proud of all the hard work these athletes have put in so far, and look forward to the progress as they get closer to the USTA State Championships which will be held in April in Marshalltown. For more information on upcoming events or classes at MAT Tumbling and Trampoline, check out our website at www.mattumblers.com.
MAT Tumbling/Trampoline held its annual December Regional Invitational competition on December 14th & 15th at Marshalltown Community College. “Shoot For the Moon. Even if You Miss, You’ll Land Among the Stars” was the meet theme. Stars, spaceships and planets were abundant throughout the gym and awards areas. The MAT team had over 90 athletes participate and represented the largest team in attendance. MAT T/T hosted the double-mini trampoline and Olympic Trampoline events on Saturday, and then Power Tumbling events on Sunday. The MAT Team parents and athletes came together to put on an incredible competition filled with many firsts. The MAT athletes proved they are ready to get the season in full swing with a strong performance on all three events. Several received high point placings, which means they had the highest score of all the athletes in a certain level regardless of age. The “Green Team” had about 20 new athletes competing for the first time, and those athletes performed very well showing it with smiles and a sense of achievement when they received their awards. There were some minor mistakes and challenges, but those were all learning opportunities for both the new and the seasoned MAT competitors. The MAT team will take a short break from competition through the holiday season, and then will have a busy schedule ahead with upcoming competitions in Iowa Falls, Iowa; Rockford, Illinois; and Boone, Iowa in January. For more information on being a part of our great Green Nation, check us out at www.mattumblers.com or find us on Facebook.