Category: Milestones

Arlene Wilson – 100

Arlene Wilson will be celebrating her 100th birthday with cake and ice cream at an Open House at the La Porte City Community Center, 300 1st Street, on Saturday, May 27th, from 2-5 PM.
She was born May 27, 1917 at home in Mt. Auburn to Nellie and Henry Sheffler. Her family includes Richard (Judy) Wilson of Minnetonka, MN, Ronnie (Karen) Wilson of La Porte City, Jean Drenoske of Portland, OR, Gary Lentzkow of Newton, IA and Linda Brown of La Porte City.
To help her celebrate her “100th” cards may be sent to 301 Cedar Street, La Porte City, IA 50651.

Raymond Johnson – 99

Please help Raymond Johnson celebrate his 99th birthday on May 21st with a card shower.
Raymond was born May 21, 1918, son of Matthew and Mae (Schafer) Johnson. He married Helen Jans on January 23, 1943 in Denver, Colorado. Helen passed away February 6, 2008. Raymond’s children are Judy (Dick) Frush, Van R. Johnson, both of La Porte City and Cynthia (John) Nichols of Fairfax, Iowa.
Raymond resides at La Porte City Specialty Care, P.O. Box 175, 1100 Hwy. 218 N., La Porte City, IA 50651.

Lois Long to Celebrate Retirement

Lois Long will celebrate her retirement with an Open House on Wednesday, May 31 from 4-8 PM at her home at 114 Anton Drive, La Porte City. Faculty and staff, friends and family are invited to attend.
Lois is retiring from teaching 39 years in education. The past 12 years she has taught Family and Consumer Science at high school and middle school at Union Community School. She also previously taught one year in Family and Consumer Scienc at the high school in Vinton-Shellsburg. She began her career teaching in Family and Consumer Science and Art in grades 6-12 at Denver Community Schools and taught for 26 years.
Lois is looking forward to sewing, golfing and traveling with her husband, Kevin of 42 years. She will also continue to be busy with 4-H fairs, IHSSA Speech contests and officiating volleyball. She is also looking forward to spending more time with her friends, children and grandchildren.

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Making the Grade – May 3, 2017

Jackie Barz is a 2017 Black Hawk County Farm Bureau scholarship winner. Jackie is the daughter of Jim and Melanie Barz of La Porte City. She is a senior at Union High School. She has been on honor roll and received numerous All Academic Awards for volleyball and basketball. She has been active in volleyball, basketball, track, FFA and Future Business Leaders of America.
Jackie plans to attend Point Loma Nazarene University and major in Biology/Chemistry. Jackie plans to continue to medical school after college. Her goal is to become a neurologist that diagnoses and treats patients with diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
She says, “While I know Bio-Chem will be a challenging major, I believe that I have what it takes to complete my four-year degree and continue on the tough path of medical school. I have a strong work ethic and do everything to the best of my ability, especially things I am passionate about. I am very passionate about my future and believe that I could change many lives with my degree.”
Black Hawk County Farm Bureau wishes Jackie great success in her future endeavors.


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