Iowa Network Services Awards Grants to Local Organizations

Iowa Network Services, Inc. (INS) presented INS Charity Grants to three local organizations. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant applications. The Elgin Community Betterment Club was presented with a $400.00 grant to help purchase summertime banners. Main Street Elkader Cultural & Entertainment District Committee was selected as a grant recipient in the amount of $300.00 to be used for a canopy tent at the Art in the Park event. The City of Garnavillo received a grant for $300.00 to be used for new window treatments at the Garnavillo Community Center

INS_LogoINS Created this charity grant program in 1993 to increase service and support to the rural Independent Telecommunications Companies and the communities it serves. Visit to obtain a copy of the INS Charity Grant application.


Elgin Community Betterment Club Grant – Pictured: Front (l,r) Vern and Deanne Walvatne, Sara Strong, Joe Craig with INS, Dirk Torkelson and Sara Hertrampf Alpine Representative. Back; Alex Popenhagen, Jeff Marcks, Jan and Al Seabrooke. (photo by Stephanie Hermen)


City of Garnavillo – Pictured: Joe Craig, INS; Denise Schneider, City of Garnavillo; Sara Hertrampf, Alpine Communications


Main Street Elkader Cultural & Entertainment District Committee – Pictured: Joe Craig, INS; Kris Grover, Art in the Park Committee member; Mike Plumley and Margaret Corlett, Alpine Communications