Category: Other Milestones

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.

Union High School Honor Roll – 2016-2017 2nd Trimester

9th Grade
Grace Asmussen*, Madeline Bonner*, Jonathan Bronner*, Cole Brunner. Curtis Brustkern, Kaylin Brustkern, Jasmyn Bush, Emma Carlson*, Emma Corpman, Noah Damro*, Cheyenne Driscol, Madison Frush*, Samantha Glenn, Brayden Grosse, Emma Hansen, Hunter Heitmann, Rachel Hellman*, Jasmine Hickok, Carlie Hoppe*, Madison Jantzen, Leah Kaufman*, Grace Keegan, Kayla Lambe, Lake LeBahn, Gavyn Maulsby*, Carlie McNeal*, Ethen Meyer, Molly Niebergall, Tessa Pearson, Rhett Peters, Kerstin Peterson, Henry Powers*, Teagan Prouse*, Riley Rosauer*, Aubrey Schmidt*, Emma Sebetka*, Emma Shirk*, Brandon Stech, Jayden Steffen*, Natalie Tecklenburg, Veronica Thompson, Lauren Wagner*, Lexi Wagner*, Piper Wiedenhoff*, Lillie Wrobel
10th Grade
Emma Alpers, Xavier Batchelder-Flores, Allie Carty*, Megan Carty*, Kegan Clapp, Kody Crawford, Madison DeWitt*, Devin Dugan, Ben Dvorak, Hannah Gates, Joseph Gloede*, Kyle Gross*, Tori Hadachek*, Mackenna Hatch, Chloe Heitmann*, Karson Hennings, Alanna Hines, Mary Jenkins, Jayden Jolley*, Hunter Klima, Cylie McNeal, Emily Miehe*, Gavin Miller, Bryce Parker, Kayla Robb, Valerie Ryan, Olivia Sash, Zeke Seuser*, Anna Smith*, Clayton Sparks, Carter Spore*, Jenna Steinlage*, Hunter Stwalley, Josh Ternus, Holly Wandschneider, Nolan Wandschneider*, Aidan Wilson*
11th Grade
Ashlyn Amsbary, Alexandra Bonner, Carter Brehm, Hailee Brown*, Kortlyn Ewoldt, Hunter Fleshner, Jace Glenn, Wesley Hanson*, Troy Hanus, Lauren Harrigan, Payton Hellman*, Alex Hupfeld, Daniel Johanningmeier*, Abigail Johnson*, Madelyn Keegan, Haylee Keune*, Autumn Kies, Meghan Klein, Preston Kruckenberg, Maxtin Lovell. Morgan Niebergall, Jacob Opperman, Emma Peters*, Audrey Powers*, Cade Rahlf*, Emma Rottinghaus*, Emily Schmidt*, Sophie Selk, Taylor Short*, Austin Timmer*, Isabelle Werner, Emily Wilson
12th Grade
Nathan Acuff*, Susanna Avagyan*, Jackie Barz, Kaeli Block, Taylor Brown, Taryn Davis, Emily Dobson, Daycen Douglass*, Maggie Driscol*, Chloe Grosse, Veronica Haas*, Haley Harkness, Jacob Higgins*, Bobbie Hilmer*, Derek Holschlag, Kaitlin Holschlag*, Mason Kelling, Elizabeth Klein, Nathan LeRoy, Cole McNeal*, Ryan Miller, Jordyn Nagel*, Justine Nagel*, Keaton Newgren, Andrew Oman, Colton Osborne, Peyton Parker*, Courtney Powell, Wes Powell, Krystal Putz, Payton Sash*, Treyton Slater*, Hallie Spore*, Alek Stone, Clayton Thiele, Heather Vaughn*, Madi Winter
*A TEAM: Student has earned A’s in all academic courses

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