Category: Milestones

Phyllis Brandt – 90

Phyllis Brandt will celebrate her 90th Birthday on February 13th with a  card shower. Cards may be sent to:
Glenwood Place
2907 6th St., Room 166
Marshalltown, IA 50158

Charles “Gary” Lichty

Charles “Gary” Lichty, 82, of rural La Porte City, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo.
Charles Gary Lichty was born September 11, 1935, in Waterloo, the son of Buel J. “Bud” Lichty and Charlotte Romaine (Turner) Lichty. He graduated from Orange Township High School with the class of 1953. On September 24, 1955, he was united in marriage to Nancy Lee Krantz at the Grace Brethren Church now Grace Fellowship Church, in Waterloo. Gary’s passion was farming and he never really retired. He was also a seed corn dealer and active in the Farm Bureau for many years.
Gary is survived by his wife, Nancy of La Porte City; four sons, Gregory (Vicki) Lichty of Lime Springs, Bradford (Karen) Lichty of Cedar Rapids, Timothy (Kathy) Lichty of Lime Springs, Michael (Kimberly) Lichty of La Porte City; also 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Rebecca (Robert) Stillwell of Waterloo; one sister in law, Sharon Lichty of Waterloo.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Lacy Lichty and one brother, Gene Lichty.
Funeral services were held February 5, 2018, at Grace Fellowship Church in Waterloo, with Pastor Tim Sir officiating. Music was by Pastor Rob Ely. Casket bearers were Gregory, Bradford, Timothy, Michael, Joshua and Dallas Lichty. Burial was at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo.
Memorials may be directed to the family, Cedar Valley Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be posted at

Making the Grade – February 7, 2018

University of Northern Iowa 2017 Fall Graduates
Dysart – Lindsey Miner, Bachelor of Liberal Studies
La Porte City – Ashley Hutton, MA in Education
Mt. Auburn – Danielle Hutton, MA in Speech-Language Pathology
Hawkeye Community College 2017 Fall Dean’s List
Buckingham – Olivia Sebetka, Johnathan Shock
Dysart – Erica Butterfield, Brittany Ecklund, Mason Kelling, Ariel Klang, Lindsey Ocheltree, Lauren Peters, Dietrich Steinlage
La Porte City – Malissa Bergmeier, Rayna Breitbach, Kaila Brustkern, Jared Cunningham, Daycen Douglass, Maggie Driscol, William Fratzke, Avery Gardner, Chloe Grosse, Jade Manning, Kirsten Morrison, Morgan Phillips, Dayton Powell, Wesley Powell, Christopher Schmidt
Mt. Auburn – Ryan Miller
University of Iowa 2017 Fall Dean’s List
La Porte City – Haley Harkness
University of Northern Iowa 2017 Fall Dean’s List
Dysart – Courtney Cayton, Emily Cayton, Jeremy Hartman, Jonathan Hellman, Bobbie Hilmer, Abigail Ollendieck, Heather Vaughn, Madison Winter
La Porte City – Samantha Barz, Jessica Bohnstengel, Jacob Clark, Veronica Haas, Jacob Holschlag, Elias Hug, Emily Johanningmeier, Jess Larison, Michael Riesberg-Timmer, Ethan Wellman, Morgan West
Mt. Auburn – Morgan Hendryx, Jacob Higgins

Mae Schrader – 100

Mae Valentine Schrader will celebrate her 100th birthday with a card shower. Mae was born February 14, 1918 in rural La Porte City, the daughter of JW and Myrtle Craft.
Mae was a long time teacher and homemaker in the Hudson and La Porte City areas. She married Warren Schrader; he is now deceased.
Her family includes a son Warren Jr., and a daughter Jeri Gronewold, six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Valentines or birthday cards may be sent to her at La Porte City Specialty Care, 1100 Hwy. 218 N., La Porte City, IA 50651

Theresa Minard – 80

Theresa Minard will celebrate her 80th birthday with a card shower.
She was born on February 9, 1938 in Stacyville, Iowa, the daughter of George and Helen Hartough Halfman. She married Daryl Minard on May 25, 1957, now deceased.
Her family includes eight children, Carol (Rick) Weisert, Janet (Gary) Thiele, Donna Minard (deceased), Alan (Lety) Minard, Brian (Michelle) Minard, Karen (Dan) Ostrem, Steve (Vickee) Minard and Teri (Tim) Davison. She has 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to Theresa at P.O. Box 167, Gilbertville, Iowa 50634.


Community Calendar

  • Morning Coffee, Hawkins Library

    Monday, February 19 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Seniors in Motion, LPC Community Center

    Monday, February 19 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    LPC Community Center

  • Book Club Discussion, Hawkins Library

    Monday, February 19 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Union School Board Meeting, UHS Boardroom

    Monday, February 19 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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