Macabre Marshall returns Friday
The Marshall Area Historical Society will hold its third annual Macabre Marshall presentation Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. featuring new and expanded stories. The event will be held at the Marshall American Legion building, across the street from the museum. There is a limit of 25 people; a sign up sheet will be posted at the door by 6 p.m. the night of the event. A $5 donation at the door would be appreciated. Masks are required.
Marshall library hosting
Oct. 17, 20 pumpkin story walk
The Marshall Community Library is hosting a free pumpkin story walk Saturday, Oct. 17 from noon to 3 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 3-6 p.m. Families are invited to an interactive self-guided walk around the library and through Deerhaven Park to read “Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Plan” by Rob Scotton. Each participating family will receive a free copy of the book. Participants are invited to wear their costumes and enjoy a free cookie.
Final market of the season Sunday
The last Marshall Farmers’ Market of the 2020 season will be held Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is located at the village’s municipal parking lot (the former American Legion parking lot on Main Street across from Ace Hardware). Scott Michalak will be selling 100 bags of curds over the weekend and if successful, will donate $500 dollars to The Marshall Scholarship Foundation. The owner of Great Harvest Bread is donating his last day’s sales to the Marshall Scholarship Foundation. Many other vendors of the market have already contributed money to theorganization. For more information, contact Scott Michalak at email@example.com.
Friends annual meeting is Wednesday
The Friends of the Karl Junginger Memorial Library will host its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 via Google meet. The group will discuss events for next year, library staff report and vote for board positions. There will be a drawing for two $15 Paradiddle gift cards for those who attend. The meeting is open to the public but only members are able to vote. Join in online at meet.google.com/fkt-ykkw-trp or call in for audio only at 1 413-350-0199 PIN: 641 988 482#.
Drive-thru trick or treat Oct. 30
Riverwalk Senior Living and Hometown Pharmacy are hosting a drive-thru trick or treat event Friday, Oct. 30 immediately outside the pharmacy, 806 N. Monroe St. From 3-5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to dress up and decorate their vehicles. This event is free to the public.
Patriots Club seeking veteran photos
Attention local veterans, the Waterloo High School Patriots Club will be creating a video for its annual Veterans Day celebration this year. The group plans on honoring the service of veterans with speeches, poetry, musical selections, the gun salute and a presentation of veterans. Veterans who are not sure if the Patriots Club has a picture of them or those who would like to submit a picture are asked to contact Rachel Holden at 920-478-3633 ext. 4152 by Friday, Oct. 30. The video link will be available Veterans Day, Nov. 11, on the Waterloo School District website.
KJM Library offering take and make projects, activity bags
The Karl Junginger Memorial Library may not be holding in person events, but it is offering take and make projects and activity bags. A fall craft kit take and make for the DIY floating witch with broom is available to purchase at the library’s front desk; there is a $5 suggested donation. The next teen take and make will be a ceramic owl and basic painting supplies; please register at the library to take part. New activity bags for children are now available at the front desk. All take and make and activity bags are available while supplies.
Help deliver meals to local seniors
The Karl Junginger Memorial Library is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to seniors through the Meals on Wheels program in our community. Anyone able to give an hour or two of their time is asked to visit https://tinyurl.com/yyqcmtpt.
Food pantry open
The Waterloo/Marshall Food Pantry, 117 E. Madison St. in Waterloo, will continue to be open during its regular hours, 9-10 a.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, contact Wanda at 920-478-2321 or Sue at 920-478-9679.
Lions offering free Piggly Wiggly grocery delivery
Area residents ages 65 and older and those with immunity-related medical conditions can have their grocery orders from Piggly Wiggly delivered for free by the members of the Marshall Lions Club. Shoppers can place their orders online and in the comments section, enter Marshall Lions to Deliver and a phone number. Call Lion Dennis Riley at 608-235-4453 to coordinate delivery or for more information.
Schools continue to offer free lunch, breakfast
The Waterloo and Marshall school districts will continue to offer free meals to students. In Waterloo, those who attend school in-person will not be charged to student accounts; accounts will be charged for second entrees, extra milk, etc. They need to sign up for the meals. Students who attend school virtually and any children ages 0-18 who reside in the district, regardless if they attend the public schools, will be able to pick up meals on Wednesdays from 3:45-5 p.m. in front of the high school. To sign-up for meal distribution contact Laurie Billingsley at 920-478-3633 X4201 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Anela Garcia at 920-478-3633 X4506 or email@example.com. The procedure for Marshall meal pick-up will continue as done previously with distribution at the elementary school from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. To place a meal order, visit www.marshallschools.org/foodservice.cfm.
KJM hosting Fired Up reading challenge
Youth ages 18 and younger are invited to sign up for the Karl Junginger Memorial Library Fired Up reading challenge, from Oct. 1-31. Register online at https://waterloo.beanstack.org/reader365. School-age participants will earn a surprise for reading 5 hours during the month. The three readers with the most logged hours will each receive a “Dragons Love Tacos” plush/book set. The reader with the most hours completed will earn a fire truck ride to school. Children in preschool and younger will earn an activity badge for completing three of five literacy activities are completed and a small prize after five activity pages are completed. Each activity badge will earn an entry into a prize drawing for a “Dragons Love Tacos” plush/book set.
Waterloo School District
offers indoor walking
Looking for a safe place to get steps in during the colder months? Walk the warm Waterloo School District indoor track located in the new fieldhouse for a safe, clean, and unobstructed way to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. The program runs from Oct. 12 through May 7, 2021. Indoor walking will be available from 5:30-7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. For more information contact the pool/fitness center director at 920-478-3511.