Category: Other Milestones

Lewis County (Missouri) Fair Queen

Carey Rodas daughter of Dave and Melody Rodas, granddaughter of Delbert and Alice Kitner, won the Lewis County Fair Queen contest in Lewistown, Missouri. She will be a senior at Highland High School, has been president of her 4-H club for two years, competes in archery and cheerleading. She will be going on to compete at the State Fair in Sedalia Mo. Photo courtesy of Melody Rodas.

Celebration Planned for Pastor Rose Blank

Following the Sunday, June 18, 2017 10 AM church service at St. Paul United Methodist Church, the congregation and community members are invited to celebrate Pastor Rose Blank’s retirement with her. The open house will continue until 2:30 PM at the church, located at 501 Sycamore Street in La Porte City.

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.

Mary Brown Inducted into Allen College Hall of Fame

Allen College is proud to induct associate professor emerita, Mary Brown, into the Allen College Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame as part of its 2017 class.
Brown pioneered service learning at Allen College and served as the director of the Center for Engagement, Learning and Leadership from 2010 to 2013. She has been instrumental in outreach activities at Allen College to help expose nursing students to various community agencies that help serve the Cedar Valley as well as a variety of other community based activities.
Brown retired in December 2015 after more than 40 years of service as a registered nurse. Recognition for this honor took place at the alumni reunion Friday, April 21 at Allen College.

Open House to Celebrate 35-Year Teaching Career of Jill VanVeldhuizen

La Porte City Elementary School will host an Open House in honor of Jill VanVeldhuizen, who is retiring at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year. The Open House will take place at the La Porte City Community Center, located at 300 1st Street, on Wednesday, May 3 from 4-6 PM.
VanVeldhuizen will retire after a 35 year teaching career. For the past 33 years, she has taught Art at La Porte City Elementary School.
The public is invited to attend.


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

2018 Honor Flight Calendar

2018 Honor Flight Calendar

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