The Congregational Church was organized in the Des Moines County community of Danville on June 29, 1839. First services were held in homes, and then schools, before the first dedicated church structure was dedicated in 1847. A second church was constructed at a cost of $3,000 in 1868, while the present facility was constructed in 1920 at a cost of $35,000. Recent changes to the church building include the removal of the bell tower in 1999 and renovation of the sanctuary in 2000.
Few things are more synonymous with summer than baseball, and Iowans are fortunate to have many opportunities to enjoy professional baseball throughout the season all across the state. The most well-known Minor League team in the state is the Iowa Cubs, the Des Moines-based Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Nearby Omaha is home to another Triple-A team, the Royals, and lower-level Single-A baseball teams play in Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Clinton and Burlington.
Burlington is home to the Burlington Bees, the Single-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Located in the southeastern corner of the state, Burlington is the smallest town in the state with a professional team, and Community Field, where the Bees play, is the smallest stadium in the entire Minor League Baseball system. Renovated in 2005, there are advantages to the small size: tickets are cheap, seats are close to the action, restroom lines are short, and you won’t break the bank buying food from the concession stand.
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