Written by on August 19, 2013 in Sports

Iowa Wesleyan College has announced two more inductees to the IWC Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday October 11th during a luncheon.  Gerald “Jerry” Lange class of 1948 who excelled in football, basketball and baseball will be honored.  Jerry passed away in 1998. His children will accept the award. Stacy Ticknor Boudreau from the class of 2001 also will be honored.  She was an outstanding volleyball and track and field athlete.  She is currently the women’s volleyball coach at Wisconsin Whitewater and has led them to a national championship and numerous conference titles since 2005.



The Mt. Pleasant Athletic Booster Club will host the annual “Meet The Players Night” on Friday, August 23rd at the Mapleleaf Community Complex.  The Athletic Boosters will be serving meals, selling memberships, and introducing the players, cheerleaders and coaches of the Mt. Pleasant Community Middle School and High School fall sports teams, followed by a scrimmage of the 9th – 12th grade football teams.  This is a great opportunity to show your support for our teams and get involved in another exciting year of athletics in Mt. Pleasant.  Everyone is invited to attend.



Schedule of Events:


                           6:30 p.m. – Mt. Pleasant Athletic Boosters begin serving meals


                           7:15 p.m. – Introductions of players, managers, cheerleaders, and coaches begins

–          7 – 12 Cross Country introductions – girls, then boys

–          7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Varsity Football (9th & 10th warm up during VB introductions)

–          7th, 8th, 9th, JV, V  Volleyball


7:40 p.m. – Introductions of 7th, 8th, 9th, JV & Varsity Cheerleaders

         9th grade defense vs. 10th grade offense scrimmage


7:50 p.m. – 9th grade offense vs. 10th grade defense scrimmage


8:00 p.m. – Varsity offense vs. Varsity defense scrimmage



Here is some news of upcoming bowling events in Mt. Pleasant.

 1)  The Mt. Pleasant USBC will hold their fall membership meeting on Tuesday evening, August 20th, at 7 pm at the Iris Bowling Center Alley Lounge.  Delegates for the men’s, women’s and youth conventions will be elected.  All members are encouraged to attend.  Youth bowlers 14 or over may participate in the elections.

2)  Sign-ups for the youth bowling league will be Friday & Saturday, August 23rd & 24th, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Iris Bowling Center.  Membership fee is $17.00.  Weekly bowling fee is $6.50.  Each youth bowler will receive 2 free t-shirts.  The bowling season will be 20 weeks.


At 34 Raceway’s  “Night of the Twins” Joey Moughan and Russ Hall were the show with Hall an Moughan both getting wins  in their 360 sprints. Also getting wins were Chris Simpson, Oxford, Iowa (late models), Shon Sanders, East Moline, Il. (mod lites), and Ron Kibbe, Danville (4 Cylinders). 

Coming Up this Saturday, August 24 will be $5 Fan Appreciation Night and Season Championships for all classes at 34 Raceway. Grandstand admission is just $5 with kids 10 and under admitted free. Plus 4-Hers in their green 4-H shirts will be admitted free on I-Wireless, Denny Woodworth Attorney At Law and JL Scrap Metals Night.


The Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA will be returning to action on Friday, August 23rd. That will be KILJ 105.5 FM Season Championship Night, with all five track champions being crowned.

For more information about the up coming events at the Lee County Speedway you can call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330 or visit the tracks website at



Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission is holding its annual golf outing (four person best shot) as a fundraiser for the Great River Housing Trust Fund. This event will be held at Flint Hills Municipal Golf Course in Burlington on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 with Registration and Buffet lunch at 11:00 am, and Tee Off at 12:15 p.m. The Cost is $50 per golfer and includes: Buffet Lunch, 18 holes of golf and cart; awards for top teams, and chances to bid on silent auction items. The Great River Housing Trust Fund promotes affordable housing in Southeast Iowa through owner-occupied rehabilitation, first time home buyer assistance, and development partnerships. The registration form is available online at, or by contacting Debbie Laughlin 319-753-4305.


Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Mt. Pleasant Banquet on Thursday, September 19, at Manning Hall, 601 So. Jackson Street, Mt. Pleasant. This special event will feature a two-meat dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor related equipment, artwork, and collectibles only available at WTU events. Proceeds from this fundraising event will go toward projects that uphold WTU’s mission.

The social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 each, or $20 for a spouse or child. Ticket order deadline is August 29, and tickets will not be sold at the door.

To order tickets locally, call Dan Cook at 319-931-0093 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471, or go online at You may also call, Scott Martin at 319-850-1397, Joe Ruby at 319-931-3341, Randy White at 319-986-6996, or Benny Lee at 573-308-5485.

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