An aerial view of the proposed Reserves at South Lake housing development in Grinnell.
Overland Property Group is excited to announce that the Iowa Finance Authority has extended an award to The Reserves at South Lake that will make our proposed housing development in Grinnell a reality. Utilizing private financing alongside proceeds from the sale of housing tax credits to investors, this community will be maintained as affordable workforce housing for a minimum of 30 years.
Two, three-story residential buildings consisting of 48 units will include both affordable and market-rate apartments, these units will accompany a clubhouse and onsite leasing office.
Other onsite amenities for residents to enjoy include, but are not limited to, a library, fitness center, playground, and bike racks. In-unit amenities like energy star appliances including washing machines, dryers, knotty alder cabinets, LVP Hardwood flooring and ample storage, make the community a place its future residents will be proud to call home.
The Reserves at South Lake is intended to break ground in the fall of 2022 and will be ready to welcome residents in late 2023.
“Overland Property Group is excited to be investing in and joining the City of Grinnell with the development of the Reserves at South Lake.” noted Matt Gillam, Managing Partner – Overland Property Group, LLC. “We look forward to getting this development moving forward and welcoming residents to the property in late 2023.”
The Reserves at South Lake will be Overland Property Group’s sixth development in Iowa, joining existing developments in Pella, Storm Lake, Washington and Oskaloosa.
Established in 2002, Overland Property Group is led by Managing Partners Matt Gillam and Pat Beatty. Together, they have overseen the development of 70-plus communities with cumulative investments of more than $750M. Ryan Zent, Vice President of Development, and Austin Kack, Development Associate, will be leading the development efforts on behalf of Overland Property Group.
The proposed Building A at the Reserves of South Lake in Grinnell. Overland Property Group, LLC of Kansas is planning to build the housing addition near the Grinnell Wal-Mart. The company also has housing developments in Pella, Storm Lake, Washington and Oskaloosa.
Below is the 2022 Poweshiek County Fair Dog Show results. The show was held on Wednesday, July 13.
TOP JUNIOR HANDLER: Harper VanErsvelde
TOP INTERMEDIATE HANDLER: Dasha LaRue
TOP SENIOR HANDLER: Morgan Hay
TOP BEGINNER NOVICE A: Isaiah Williams
TOP INTRO OBEDIENCE: Hadley Marsh
TOP PREFERRED NOVICE A: Morgan Hay
TOP BEGINNER NOVICE B: Laila Henkle
TOP NOVICE AGILITY: Lily Moyer
TOP INTERMEDIATE AGILITY: Lexi Williams
TOP NOVICE JUMPERS: Lily Moyer
TOP INTERMEDIATE JUMPERS: Morgan Hay
TOP NOVICE A RALLY: Morgan Hay
TOP NOVICE B RALLY: Lily Moyer
TOP INTERMEDIATE RALLY: Dasha Larue
Placings by class:
Intro Class: Purple: Hadley Marsh, Eva Peart, Blue: Marley Stowell, Ryder Hay, William Schalmo, Grace Schalmo
Beginner Novice A: Purple: Isaiah Williams, Emma Weeks
Preferred Novice A: Purple: Morgan Hay, Blue: Dasha Larue
Preferred Novice B: Purple: Laila Henkle
Rally Novice A: Purple: Morgan Hay, Blue: Marley StowellEva Peart, Harper VanErsvelde
Rally Novice B: Purple: Lily Moyer, Emma Weeks, Blue: Lexi Williams, Isaiah Williams
Intermediate Rally: Purple: Laila Henkle, Dasha Larue
Standard Novice: Purple: Lily Moyer, Morgan Hay, Blue: Marley Stowell, Isaiah Williams, Emma Weeks, William Schalmo, Grace Schalmo, Eva Peart, Harper VanErsvelde
Standard Intermediate: Purple: Lexi Williams, Kaila Henkle, Blue: Dasha Larue
Jumpers Novice: Purple: Lily Moyer, Isaiah Williams, Emma Weeks, William Schalmo, Grace Schalmo, Blue: Marley Stowell, Eva Peart, Harper VanErsvelde
Jumpers Intermediate: Purple: Morgan Hay, Laila Henkle, Lexi Williams, Blue: Dasha Larue
Junior Handler (grades 4- 6): Purple: Harper VanErselde, Blue: Lily Moyer, Emma Weeks, Eva Peart
Intermediate Handler: (grades 7-8): Purple: Dasha Larue
Senior Handler: (grades 9-12): Purple: Morgan Hay, Blue: Laila Henkle
Ariana and Riggs Edsen enjoy checking out a police vehicle while a friend sits in the driver’s seat during the annual Grinnell Optimist Club Night Out at Central Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The annual event gives area residents a chance to mingle with local law enforcement and fire officials while enjoy a cup of ice cream served by the Optimist Club.
Ireland Sebetka, left, was named the 2022 Poweshiek County Fair Queen in a ceremony at the fair on Thursday, July 14. She is joined by Abby Cheney, middle, the first runner up and the county fair’s first Miss Congeniality honoree. Also in the running was Sam Bos, pictured at right.
Members of the Madison Moovers 4-H Club receive their awards during the Awards Presentation on Thursday, July 14 at the Poweshiek County Fair.
Each member listed below received a Community Award at the Poweshiek County 4-H & FFA Fair.
4 Bar H
Casey DeZwarte, Top Personal Development Exhibit
Lindsey Henry, Top Intermediate Clothing Selection, Top Intermediate $15 Challenge, Top Intermediate Home Improvement Exhibit
Justine Theis, Top Senior Vegetable Garden Exhibit
Desirae Roberts, Top Junior Flower/Plant Exhibit
Deep River Helping Hands
Alayna Huff, Top Food Exhibit
Peyton Tindle, Top Food Challenge
Junior Master Gardeners
Thea Larsson, Top Horticulture Exhibit, Top Senior Flower/Plant Exhibit
Grace Schalmo, Top Junior Vegetable Garden Exhibit
Abbigail Kloppenburg, Top 4th Grade Photography Exhibit
Aleah Bru, Top Creative Arts Exhibit
Linkyn Bru, Top Agriculture Exhibit
Nathan Kloppenburg, Top Exhibit made from a Kit Exhibit
Mighty Golden Clovers
Carleigh Klein, Top Clothing Exhibit
Grace Schalmo, Top Junior Clothing Exhibit, Top Junior Photography Exhibit, Top Photo featuring Action Exhibit
Gracie Kaufman, Top Intermediate Food Exhibit
Hanna McCue, Top Junior Presentation, Top Junior $15 Challenge
Lucy Turley, Top Intermediate Presentation , Top Intermediate Creative Arts Exhibit
Molly Turley, Top Working Exhibit, Top Senior Creative Arts Exhibit, Top Senior Personal Development Exhibit
Slane McCue, Top Intermediate Flower/Plant Exhibit, Top Intermediate Personal Development Exhibit
Thea Larsson, Top Patriotic Photo Exhibit, Top Photo Featuring an Animal Exhibit
William Schalmo, 2nd Place Share-The-Fun
Anna & Samuel Johnson, Top Overall Communication, 1st Place Share the Fun
Anna Johnson, Top Senior Presentation
Elias Johnson, Top Junior Science & Engineering Exhibit
Kinze Lacaeyse, Top Intermediate Photography Exhibit
Madelynn Doty, Top Photo Featuring a Flower Exhibit
Maggie Mannatt, Top Junior Food Exhibit
Samuel Johnson, Top Intermediate Science & Engineering Exhibit
William Manatt, Top Senior Clothing Exhibit, Top Senior Food Exhibit
Tinsley Stowell, Top Photography Exhibit
Aleah Deppe, Top Junior Agriculture Exhibit
Ava Seney, Top Junior Creative Arts Exhibit
Ireland Sebetka, Top Senior Photography Exhibit
Jessica Haines, Top Senior Science and Engineering Exhibit
Sugar Creek 4-H’ers
Andrew Arkema, Top Junior Home Improvement Exhibit
Breckyn Brand, Top Junior Personal Development Exhibit
Cameyon James, Top Intermediate Agriculture Exhibit
Evan Arkema, Top Home Improvement Exhibit
Keaton Iverson, Top Science & Engineering Exhibit
Rylie Smith, a member of the Sheridan 4-H Club, is the proud owner of the Supreme Grand Champion Heifer at the 2022 Poweshiek County 4-H/FFA Fair. Rylie is joined by family members; Fritz James, right, with James Cattle Company, who sponsored the award and Ben Kelley, middle, beef judge.
CHAMPION COMMERCIAL HEIFER: Lakeyn Stubbs
RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL HEIFER: Carsten James
CHAMPION ANGUS HEIFER: Zane Iverson
CHAMPION SIMMENTAL HEIFER: Kolten Kline
RESERVE CHAMPION SIMMENTAL HEIFER: Leah Urfer
CHAMPION CHARLOLAIS: Rylie Smith
CHAMPION FOUNDATION HEIFER: James Gruver
RES. CHAMPION FOUNDATION HEIFER: Kolten Kline
GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER: Rylie Smith
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER: James Gruver
GRAND CHAMPION COW/CALF: Kami Mathes
RESERVE CHAMPION COW/CALF: Cameyon James
SUPREME CHAMPION BREEDING FEMALE: Rylie Smith
RESERVE SUPREME BREEDING FEMALE: James Gruver
GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING 2ND YR. BOTTLE CALF: Breah Lowry
RESERVE CHAMPION BREEDING 2ND YR. BOTTLE CALF: Krista Cheney
CHAMPION POWESHIEK COUNTY COW & CALF: Kami Mathes
RESERVE CHAMPION POWESHIEK COUNTY COW & CALF: Jack Doty
CHAMPION POWESHIEK COUNTY BREEDING FEMALE: Rylie Smith
RESERVE CHAMPION POWESHIEK CO. BREEDING FEMALE: Kolton Kline
3RD Place Pow. Co Breeding Female: Kassidy Mathes
4th Place Pow. Co Breeding Female: Owen Cook
The following are placings by class:
Purebred Angus Heifer: Zane Iverson
Purebred Charolais Heifer: Rylie Smith
Purebred Simmental Heifer: Kolton Kline, 2nd Leah Urfer
Foundation Heifer: James Gruver 2nd Kolton Kline
Commercial Heifers Class 1: Maxwell Mintle
Commercial Heifers Class 2: Lakeyn Stubbs, 2nd Purple, Layla Mcclenathan, 3rd Purple, Owen Cook, Blue, Blaine Graff
Commercial Heifer Class 3: All Purple, Carsten James, Kassidy Mathes, Leah Urfer
Cow and Calf Class 1: Purple, Kami Mathes, Shane Stevens, Blue, Maxwell Mintle, Jack Doty
Cow and Calf Class 2: Purple, Cameyon James, Tristan Graff
Poweshiek County Calf – Breeding Female, Rylie Smith, 2nd Kolton Kline, 3rd, Kassidy Mathes, 4th Owen Cook
Poweshiek County Cow & Calf: Kami Mathes, 2nd Jack Doty
Breeding 2nd Year Bottle Calf Class 1: Purple, Breah Lowry, Krista Cheney
GRAND CHAMPION MARKET BEEF: Will Conover
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MARKET BEEF: Zane Iverson
CHAMPION LIGHTWEIGHT: Ellen Cook
RESERVE CHAMPION LIGHTWEIGHT:Vivian Cook
CHAMPION MEDIUM WEIGHT: Will Conover
RESERVE CHAMPION MEDIUM WEIGHT: Kayson Kriegel
CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT: Tristan Graff
RESERVE CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT: Kaiden Brobst
CHAMPION POWESHIEK CO. CALF: Ellen Cook
RESERVE CHAMPION POWESHIEK CO. CALF: Hendrick Lowry
3rd POWESHIEK CO. CALF: Vivian Cook
4th POWESHIEK CO. CALF: Kaden Latcham
5th POWESHIEK CO. CALF: Madison Cheney
CHAMPION MARKET HEIFER: Zane Iverson
RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET HEIFER: Carsten James
GRAND CHAMPION MARKET 2ND YEAR BOTTLE CALF: Vivian Cook
RESERVE GRAND CHAMP MARKET 2ND Y BOTTLE CALF: Tenley Kriegel
GRAND CHAMPION PRODUCTION MARKET BEEF: Brylee Latcham
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION PRODUCTION MARKET BEEF: Vivian Cook
CHAMPION 2ND YEAR PRODUCTION MARKET BEEF: Brylee Latcham
RESERVE CHAMPION 2ND YEAR PRODUCTION MARKET BEEF: Vivian Cook
CHAMPION STEER CARCASS: Kinze Lacaeyse
RESERVER CHAMPION STEER CARCASS: Leyton Lacaeyse
CHAMPION HEIFER CARCASS: Abby Cheney
CHAMPION FEEDER CALF BREEDING FEMALE: James Gruver & RESERVE CHAMPION FEEDER CALF BREEDING FEMALE: James Gruver
CLUB PEN OF THREE: 1st Sheridan, 2nd Montezuma FFA
Junior Showmanship: Zane Iverson
Senior Showmanship: James Gruver
Winners Beef Showmanship: Kolton Kline
The following are placings by class:
MARKET 2ND YEAR BOTTLE CALF, Purple: Vivian Cook,Tenley Kriegel, Blue: Brylee Latcham, Kaden LatchamMARKET HEIFER CLASS 1: Purple, Carsten James, Blue, Jackson GraffMARKET HEIFER CLASS 2: Purple, Zane Iverson
LIGHT WEIGHT MARKET BEEF CLASS 1: Purple, Ellen Cook, Vivian Cook, Madison Cheney, Blue 4 & 5, Jordan Ranfeld
MEDIUM WEIGHT MARKET BEEF CLASS 1: Purple, Kayson Kriegel, Kassidy Mathes, Blue, Brody Kriegel
MEDIUM WEIGHT MARKET BEEF CLASS 2: Purple, Will Conover, Hendrick Lowry
HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET BEEF: Purple, Tristan Graff, Kaiden Brobst, Blue, Kolby Brobst
POWESHIEK COUNTY CALF – MARKET BEEF: Ellen Cook, Hendrick Lowry, Vivian Cook, Kaden Latcham, Madison Cheney
FEEDER CALF BREEDING FEMALE CLASS 1: Purple, Lane Fisk, Kami Mathes, Blue, Cameyon James
FEEDER CALF BREEDING FEMALE CLASS 2: Purple, James Gruver, James Gruver, Lane Fisk
FEEDER CALF BREEDING FEMALE CLASS 3: Purple, Shane Stevens, Blake Stevens,
Ultrasound Beef Performance Carcass Contest: Jordan Ranfeld, Jordan Ranfeld, Hendrick Lowry, Krista Cheney, Madison Cheney. Ultrasound Beef Performance Carcass Contest, 2nd Year Bottle Calf: Brilee Latcham, Vivian Cook.
Grand Champion Jr. Bottle/Bucket Calf: Ella Lowry
Res. Grand Champion Jr. Bottle/Bucket Calf: Lucy Semprini
Grand Champion Intermediate Bottle/Bucket Calf: Connie Schott
Reserve Grand Champion Intermediate Bottle/Bucket Calf: Lindsey Henry
Grand Champion Senior Bottle/Bucket Calf: Anna Johnson
The following are placings by class:
Junior Bottle/Bucket Calf: Blue: Shyanne Breeden, Alea Bru, Devan Eichorn, Isabella Eller, Clara Erickson, Sheldyn Goodrich, Abbigail Kloppenburg, Ella Lowry, Annie Mahes, Desirae Roberts, Lucy Semprini, Lexi Urfer, Emma Weeks
Intermediate Bottle/Bucket Calf: Blue: Krista Cheney, Madelynn Doty, Lindsey Henry, Connie Schott, Jesika Stoner
Senior Bottle/Bucket Calf: Blue: Anna Johnson
The Brooklyn Opera House will be hosting a fall community theatre production of “Blithe Spirit” from Oct. 28 - 30.
Written by Noel Coward, this comedy hit focuses on novelist Charles Condomine, who is remarried, but haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, passes over and joins Elvira, and the two blithe spirits haunt Charles into perpetuity.
Set in Kent, England during the 1940s, this production will require a cast of five females and two males.
“This is a great show for women,” said Deborah Kennedy, co-director of this upcoming production. “Often in theatre, the plot of the play is centered around male characters, so I like that we can feature and celebrate women with this show that will hopefully make people laugh.”
Auditions for this performance will be held at the opera house on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. No prep is necessary, and actors will read from the script.
Please visit www.brooklynoperahouse.com for more information.
Jon Hubbert, state conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Iowa, is the guest speaker at the 2022 Grinnell Ag Appreciation Day on Thursday, Aug. 25.
Hubbert joined Iowa NRCS in October 2010 and served as an assistant state conservationist for programs, management and strategy and operations prior to being selected as the state conservationist, in October 2020.
Prior to his move to Iowa, Hubbert served as the Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations in Northeastern Illinois for 6 years and served as a District Conservationist in central Illinois for 17 years.
Hubbert earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Illinois University. His major field of study was agricultural engineering mechanization. His farming background includes grain, livestock, and forage production in central Illinois, where his family still farms.
As a member of the Iowa NRCS Leadership team, Hubbert led efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of NRCS services. These efforts have improved coordination within the Iowa Conservation Partnership and led to an increase of voluntary, incentive-based conservation on private lands. He has also completed many leadership assignments at the state and national level, including service as acting state conservationist in Iowa in 2018 and as the acting state conservationist in Virginia in 2020.
Outside of work, Hubbert enjoys spending time with his family and friends and enjoys spending time in nature while hiking, kayaking, hunting, and fishing.