...July 10 & 11 - The first Shamrock Days were held in Imogene. The events were sponsored by the Sons and Daughters of Imogene. ...The official census count showed that the population of Imogene was 56. ...November - The monks at New Melleray abbey near Peosta were ending their farming operation that started in 1849. Many Irish who sold their farms to the monks later moved to the Imogene area. Depressed market conditions and too few monks to do the heavy farming work contributed to the decision. At one time, 150 monks ran the farm. Today there are only 35 monks and their average age is 70. For the past 15 years the farm has been run by laymen. The monks are vegetarians and will continue to grow their own produce on five acres of land.
...February 2 - The old Imogene elevator to the west of the grain bins is no more. A large group of men watched its afternoon demise from the south side of the current elevator. A protective covering was placed on the nearby Wabash Trace before drag lines lifted off the top of the elevator. A steel beam was inserted through the building and two drag lines lifted the old elevator, eventually toppling it over onto the Trace. Cleanup operations continued on February 3rd.
2014 ...January 12 - A mayoral inaugural ball was held at the Imogene with about 100 in attendance. ...January 13 - Kevin Olson was sworn in as mayor of Imogene and new Council members sworn in were Kathryn Dornburgh, William Morrison and Pat Williams. ...February 19 - Letters spelling "Imogene" were added to the sign south of town that faces Hwy J18. ...May 17 & 18-The annual town cleanup took place. 4-Her's painted the ballfield bleachers. Railroad ties were placed by the town sign as a start of the landscaping project there. ...August 11 - 42 town and area residents attended an Imagine Imogene visioning meeting in St. Patrick Church Hall. Ideas of what people would like for Imogene in the next 1, 5 10 years were presented.
2015 January 18 - The Emerald Isle was the site of a Drancy Fess Ball-enjoyed by many. March 13-17-Tom & Lynn Breedlove were the King & Queen of the annual St. Patrick's Day weekend festivities; Justy and Ann Owens were Grand Marshalls of the Parade. ...Adam Kucirek, sledge-hammer in hand, removed the anchoring cement from the bottom of the donated playground equipment. April - Dave McGargill was bulldozing trees at the former Armon Johnson residence. April 8 - On a drizzly afternoon, Dave McGargill bulldozed the former Armon Johnson residence; all was set on fire about 2pm along with various brush piles throughout the town. It was an early start to Cleanup Days!
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