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  Vote NOW for MT POOL

Vote for Mormon Trail Pool in Wellmark's 75th birthday celebration, and help the pool get $7500 toward renovations!  It's easy, and you can vote once each day between now and September 7 from every Internet ISP connection you have, whether that is your home office internet or your smart phone.

Go to, click on Vote for Your Favorite.  Then choose Mormon Trail Pool (it's almost at the bottom of the list.)  Vote every day!  There are currently 108 projects in the contest and the top 10 vote-getters will each get $7500.  Vote now and vote often!

UPDATE on Fundraising Efforts for Swimming Pool 

The funding is nearly complete for repairs to the swimming pool!  At press time, donations were just over $50,000.  Donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Sam and Portia Langtry Foundation.  People have been generously giving to keep the pool available for everyone to enjoy!  THANK YOU!

Please consider a donation to the "Save Our Pool" fund! Donations can be given to any member of the "Save Our Pool" Committee:  Peggy Gwinn, Jeanie Teno, Leigh Ann Coffey, Amy Horton, or Paul Gunzenhauser.  

An account for donations has also been set up at the Great Western Bank in Humeston.  Checks can be mailed to:

Great Western Bank
"Save Our Pool" Fund
206 Broad Street
Humeston, Iowa 50123

Great News from Humeston City Hall
A special announcement from City Hall:
Phase 1 of the ongoing beautification of the
City of Humeston is complete! 
Several years ago, citizens and friends of Humeston began a journey together to update and beautify the town.  Now, as one visits the city, they can stroll down safe sidewalks as they shop or enjoy the nice weather on one of the bright and friendly donated memorial benches.  Visitors will also enjoy the new town clock, freshly painted water tower, and continuing landscaping efforts throughout the town.
At this time, City Hall proudly announces that due to your generosity, the needs for memorial benches have been met!  Humeston City Hall would like to thank everyone who has donated memorial benches as well as those who have volunteered time, efforts and skill sets to plant trees, paint, wire, fund raise and bring to life the vision of Phase 1. 
As we enter Phase 2, new projects and needs arise.  Some of those new needs focus on the continuing development of the RV Park, Humeston Union Depot & Museum complex and the ongoing needs of the Chris Street Memorial Park. 
In Phase 2, Humeston City Hall would like to install permanent picnic tables at the RV Park.  These picnic tables will continue to offer families the ability to enjoy all that our town has to offer.  Much like the memorial benches, the picnic tables may be donated as a memorial to a loved one, or sponsored by a class, business, or individual.  Plaques indicating the memorial or sponsorship will be installed with the picnic tables.
Another goal during Phase 2 is to install permanent trash recepticles throughout the city to encourage continuing efforts to keep the city clean and safe.
If you or someone you know would like to discuss  memorial picnic table donations or sponsorships or learn more about the city needs during Phase 2, please contact Humeston City Hall at 641-877-6841. 
With continued teamwork and ongoing efforts and enthusiasm, we are certain that Phase 2 will be as successful as Phase 1 and look forward to these new opportunities to continue the beautification of our beloved town!
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