Written by on August 8, 2013 in Sports

Mother nature tried to put a damper on the racing action Friday at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA, but didn’t succeed. At the end of the night’s activities Jeff Waterman ( IMCA Modifieds), and Dustin Griffiths

( IMCA Hobby Stocks) made it two wins in a row at the track, while John Oliver Jr. (Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars), Jim Gillenwater ( IMCA SportMods), and Skipp Dunker (IMCA Sport Compacts) also claimed wins on the night. The Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA will be idle for the next two weeks, Friday, August 9th and 16th, before returning to action on Friday, August 23rd. Which will be KILJ 105.5 FM Season Championship Night, with all five track champions being crowned on the night.

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


Coming up this Saturday at 34 Raceway the Late Models will return as well as the IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods and 4 Cylinders.  A driver’s on track autograph session will be held during intermission.


The Columbus cross country team will hold two fund-raising runs at Chinkapin Bluffs Recreation Area in August. The first one will be tonight and the second will be next Tuesday, August 13. The runs begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be a 3-mile run on the grass trail and a kids’ run on the gravel path. Entry fee is $5, which benefits the Columbus cross country team. Registration will be at 4:30, with the runs starting at 5:30. For more information, contact Steve Riley (319-217-0130).


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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