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STUDENTS NAMED ATHENE USA GAME CHANGER SCHOLARS Athene USA, a provider of retirement savings products, announced the 20 Iowa students to be named to the inaugural class of the Athene USA Game Changer Scholars. Included is Caleb Hoyt, Johnston. The Game Changer Scholars program was created to support underrepresented Latino/Latina/Latinx/Hispanic and Black/African American students in reaching their educational goals. The program awards individual scholarships of $2,000 each. Game Changer Scholars recipients must be Iowa residents with plans to attend college or university in Iowa.

CENTRAL STATES MOBILITY RIBBON CUTTING

The Johnston Chamber held a ribbon cutting at Central States Mobility, 5335 Merle Hay Road, Suite #2 in Johnston on June 24.

BURKHARDT ELECTED TO JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL

Bryan Burkhardt was elected to the Johnston City Council in the June 22 Special Election held to fill a seat that was vacated. The unofficial results indicate he received 1,032 votes. Jim Gorsche (write-in) received 777 votes; Adam Haar, 203 votes; and other write-ins, 6 votes.

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PROM KING AND QUEEN CROWNED THE SATISFACTION OF SAVING JOHN F.

MOLLER, SR. $100, $200, $300 and so on. When Sixteen dollars. John Frederick I turned 15, I started working at a That was the profit Moller, Sr., 75, gas station and received a regular I made from selling of Johnston died paycheck, but the savings process my toys and games unexpectedly on was still the same. I went to the at a garage sale Sunday, June 20, bank, deposited my check and that my mother had 2021, as he celebrated a special fixed my eyes on that passport to when I was 7 years old. That Father’s Day surrounded by his see how much I earned in interest. collection of cash and coins was family. He had 50-plus years of I still deposit into my savings what I carried with me to Home service in the funeral industry. with the passion I had as a kid. Federal Savings and Loan to open Following in his grandfather Lee Admittedly, with auto-deposits, my first savings account in 1975. Hamilton’s footsteps, as well as ATM withdrawals and online The bank teller even handed me his father’s footsteps, he became banking, I don’t get the exact a folded and stapled passport in a a third-generation co-owner of satisfaction, but that’s OK. plastic sleeve that had the deposit Hamilton’s Funeral Homes along As for that original Home transaction printed on it. A few with his brother, Bill Moller. Federal Savings and Loan years went by before I made any A Celebration of Life was Residents at McAuley Terrace of Bishop Drumm held a “senior” prom with the theme of Roaring 1920s Ball. The event additional deposits from my lawn- passport, I still have it stored featured live band Planet Passengers. Appetizers, beverages and dancing were enjoyed. andatShirley heldHarris JunePaulson 25, 2021, West Kelly away in a box in my basement, mowing money, but it was then were crowned king and queen. Des Moines Christian Church. complete with the now-yellowed when I realized what interest was Funeral services were Saturday, plastic sleeve and the memory of all about. That $16 I deposited June 26, at the church with burial STUDENT TAKES THIRD PLACE AT my first $16.JHS It seems money is had somehow grown. I didn’t following at Masonic Cemetery NATIONAL HISTORY DAY CONTEST not the only thing I save. understand how, but I liked it. in Des Moines. For a full obituary Thanks for reading. I became fascinated with the Anita Dinakar of Johnstonand High School took third placegointo to express condolences, process of making deposits and her category recently at the 2021 National History Day National DyamondMemorial.com. growing my savings. As I started Contest, which was held virtually again this year. Her teacher Shane Goodman CARLwas J. LOCK walking beans and detasseling in the Senior Individual President andis Sue Cline, and Dinakar’s entry Carl J. Lock, 87,Scott: of Johnston, Hazel Taking a corn, the REAL money began to Publisher Website category. Her project, “Starring died June 21, 2021. Swing at Segregation,” placed third in the nation.Hamilton’s come in. I felt personal victories [email protected] Funeral Home, Westown program continues to Parkway, be strong with each savings milestone— 515-953-4822, “Iowa’s ext. 305National History Day is in charge of arrangements. Sharon H Vickery because of the time and effort our students and educators Financial Advisor Sharon H Vickery have devoted to it over the past year,” said Susan Kloewer, Financial Advisor WE WILL RUN ITEMS FOR FREE. administratorNEWS of the State Historical Society of Iowa. “We 5441 Nw 86th St Suite 200YOUR JOHNSTON 5441 NW 86thatSt.,5Suite Johnston, IA 50131 Email your news by Friday p.m.200 to: [email protected] orwho call represented 515-953-4822, congratulate all of our students Iowa ext. at the302 515-278-2052 Johnston, IA 50131 national level and we are proud of their achievements.” 515-278-2052 CALL US National History Day is a year-long academic enrichment 515-633-2119 program that challenges students to research, develop AmegaGarageDoors.com and present papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites and SIGN UP TODAY AND YOUR EXPERT SOURCE FOR performances aboutIA historical topics related 2 FREE to an annual theme. RECEIVE JOHNSTON, GAMES DAILY! GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS This year’s theme was “Communication in History: The Key to 515-251-5839 edwardjones.com SALES • SERVICE • PARTS • INSTALLATION Understanding.”

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CALENDAR OF CITY MEETINGS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS • Johnston Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Library/Barn parking lot. Featured are 40 vendors providing veggies, fruit, baked goods, eggs, honey, art, garden art, crafts, music, The Egg Roll Ladies and BBQ! This is a Lions Club project.

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6165 N.W. 86th St., 6:30-8 p.m. featuring Gladys Light.

• Neighborhood concert Aug. 6 at Green Meadows West Dover Park gazebo near Regus Offices, 6165 N.W. 86th St., 6:30-8 p.m. featuring Boomerang.

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JCSD SCHEDULES June 29 .......... 7:30 p.m. .................Baseball Varsity @ Dallas Center-Grimes June 30 .......... 5 p.m. ......................Baseball Varsity vs. Waukee June 30 .......... 5 p.m. .......................Softball Varsity vs. Waukee July 1 ............. 11 a.m. .....................Softball Varsity Tournament vs. multiple schools July 2 ............. 11 a.m. .....................Softball Varsity Tournament vs. multiple schools

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The Johnston Chamber held a ribbon cutting at OrangeTheory Fitness, 5370 N.W. 86th St., Suite 800 in Johnston on June 23.

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KIWANIS SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

Sara Maniscalco Robinson will be the speaker at the Kiwanis lunch meeting on Tuesday, July 6 at Trostel’s Greenbriar. She is the founder of Veterans’ Perspective. With more than 20 years of service in the Iowa National Guard as a public affairs soldier, Maniscalco Robinson has interviewed and shared the stories of countless military members. She will share these stories and more about her charitable foundation. The meeting is at 11:30 a.m., and non-members are welcome. RSVP to Barb Allen at 515-577-2194 or [email protected] com.

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NATIONAL GUARD CONCERT SERIES

The Iowa National Guard Concert Series is being held at Camp Dodge, 7105 N.W. 70th Ave., at the historic Camp Dodge Pool Pavilion. A food truck will be available at the concerts. Admission is free. Bring chairs or blankets and cooler of drinks. July 8 features Brother Trucker. July 15 features Standing Hampton. Concerts are 6-9 p.m.

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DRAGON SCHOLARSHIP GOLF The Dragon Scholarship Fund Best Ball Golf outing was held on Friday, June 25th at Hyperion Field Club. All proceeds go to help fun scholarships for graduating Johnston seniors pursuing education beyond high school.

For $20, golfers could have one of these Johnston High School golfers tee off for them on par 5 holes: Caden Winterboer, Ben Christy, Nate Friedhoff, Jacob Peterson.

Ron Wheeler and Greg Kliegl enjoy the Dragon Scholarship Golf fundraiser.

Golfing participants included Jennifer Wedemeyer, Jen Christy, Janet Kloewer and Bill Kloewer. 

NEWS FROM THE STACKS AT JOHNSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

The thermometer is climbing, but it’s plenty cool at Johnston Public Library. Stop by JPL this month and check out some of the fun programs happening for kids, teens and adults. ADULTS: A great lineup of ongoing

programs will continue throughout the summer, including two programs for English Language Learners and four Adult Book Clubs. Additionally, mark your calendar for three special programs in July for adults: To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Paint and Pot Mini

Succulent on July 10, Deck Food Online Cooking Class on Zoom on July 17, and To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Homemade Paper Greeting Cards on July 24. Check out the website at johnstonlibrary.com/ events for more info or to register for the cooking class.

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THE SATISFACTION OF SAVING

Sixteen dollars. That was the profit I made from selling my toys and games at a garage sale that my mother had when I was 7 years old. That collection of cash and coins was what I carried with me to Home Federal Savings and Loan to open my first savings account in 1975. The bank teller even handed me a folded and stapled passport in a plastic sleeve that had the deposit transaction printed on it. A few years went by before I made any additional deposits from my lawnmowing money, but it was then when I realized what interest was all about. That $16 I deposited had somehow grown. I didn’t understand how, but I liked it. I became fascinated with the process of making deposits and growing my savings. As I started walking beans and detasseling corn, the REAL money began to come in. I felt personal victories with each savings milestone—

$100, $200, $300 and so on. When I turned 15, I started working at a gas station and received a regular paycheck, but the savings process was still the same. I went to the bank, deposited my check and fixed my eyes on that passport to see how much I earned in interest. I still deposit into my savings with the passion I had as a kid. Admittedly, with auto-deposits, ATM withdrawals and online banking, I don’t get the exact satisfaction, but that’s OK. As for that original Home Federal Savings and Loan passport, I still have it stored away in a box in my basement, complete with the now-yellowed plastic sleeve and the memory of my first $16. It seems money is not the only thing I save. Thanks for reading. Shane Goodman President and Publisher [email protected] 515-953-4822, ext. 305

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JOHN F. MOLLER, SR.

John Frederick Moller, Sr., 75, of Johnston died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 20, 2021, as he celebrated a special Father’s Day surrounded by his family. He had 50-plus years of service in the funeral industry. Following in his grandfather Lee Hamilton’s footsteps, as well as his father’s footsteps, he became a third-generation co-owner of Hamilton’s Funeral Homes along with his brother, Bill Moller. A Celebration of Life was held June 25, 2021, at West Des Moines Christian Church. Funeral services were Saturday, June 26, at the church with burial following at Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines. For a full obituary and to express condolences, go to DyamondMemorial.com. CARL J. LOCK

Carl J. Lock, 87, of Johnston, died June 21, 2021. Hamilton’s Funeral Home, Westown Parkway, is in charge of arrangements.

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DRAGON SCHOLARSHIP FUND AUCTION GOES VIRTUAL

The Dragon Scholarship Fund Virtual Auction will be held July 11-18. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the event from the comfort of your own home. Registration is free, and 100% of the proceeds from the auction will be used to fund scholarships for Johnston graduating seniors. Among the items to be auctioned are 40 baskets ranging in value from

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