PICTURE OF THE YEAR – When the record number of mailed ballots and online votes were counted, readers of The Progress Review chose a photo of a local landmark celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013, the Avenue of Flags at West View Cemetery, as the 2013 Picture of the Year. Also receiving strong consideration was a magician’s helper, happy to hang onto some extra spoons during “A Night of Magic” library fundraiser, and a scenic image capturing the beauty of the early Autumn in the countryside near La Porte City. Photos by Jane and Mike Whittlesey.