12/09/21: Area Happenings & Accomplishments


December 9, 2021


H-M-S Students of the Month: Students of the Month for November at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary pictured front row, from left to right: Kallen Block (TK), Kylah Vander Lee (KB), Myla Steinkamp (KA) and Evan Elgersma (1B). Back row: Nik Mason (2C), Emmett Wingert (2A), Enrique Brown Martinez (2B), Dustin Rolfes (3A), Hoyt Ahrenstorff (3B) and Carter Clancy (4A). Not pictured: Weslie Conaway.

Donated deer hides benefit disabled veterans

Hunters donated nearly 4,000 deer hides to Elks Lodges across Iowa last year, which was a slight decrease from the 2020-2021 season. The deer hides are used by the Veterans Leather Program to make professionally-crafted leather gloves for veterans in wheelchairs and also turned into leather used for therapy programs for recovering veterans.

The Veterans Leather Program relies on the charity of hunters to donate their deer hides. Hunters willing to donate their hides are encouraged to contact the local Elks Lodge for...

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