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Sales and service honor fo P & J Equipment

P & J Equipment has been recognized by Sukup Manufacturing Co. for outstanding sales and customer service for 2018. The company received the Silver Sales Award during the recent dealer meetings at Sukup headquarters in Sheffield, Iowa.
Dealers were recognized with sales achievement awards for high volume sales of Sukup grain handling and storage equipment and/or Sukup Steel Buildings.
Diane Hughes, sales supervisor for Sukup Manufacturing, said award recipients have worked closely with their customers to meet their needs for better grain handling and storage solutions. This year’s awards also included sales of Sukup Steel Buildings.
“Grain Solutions has provided years of superior customer service. We are delighted to recognize their success with this award,” Hughes said.
Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned business that has been providing top-quality grain handling and storage products to agricultural producers since 1963.
Sukup products are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in more than 80 other countries.

Smelt fry to benefit Honor Flights, Conservation

The Waterloo Izaak Walton League and Waterloo Moose Lodge invite area residents to join them for their Annual Smelt Fry on Friday, April 27 at the Moose Lodge located at 6636 La Porte Road, Waterloo. Serving will take place from 4-8 PM that evening with proceeds going to local Honor Flights and conservation projects.

Ladies Night: Spring Style Show is Apr. 30

On Monday, April 30, you can enjoy a night out with the ladies at the La Porte City Golf Club. The La Porte City Women’s Club is sponsoring a delicious dinner and spring fashion show. Sassy and Chic, Cameron’s, Henkle Creek, and Dressbarn will be showing what’s new in fashion for this season. This year each store will also have a table of accessories and miscellaneous items for sale.
Join friends and neighbors for social hour at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner at 6 PM, and style show at 6:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at LPC Connect, phone 319-342-3369.

UHS Spring Concert to feature State Contest pieces, tribute to the Class of 2018

By Tim Mitchell
On Tuesday, May 1st, the Union High School music department will present its major performing ensembles in concert. The Concert Band under the direction of Mike Bistline, along with the Concert Choir under the direction of Tim J. Mitchell will present their last concert of the year in honor of the class of 2018. This performance will be a preview of the pieces being prepared for State Contest on Friday. May 4th. The concert will be held in Matt Auditorium at the High School and will begin at 7 pm.
The Concert Choir will perform their 3 pieces of the Contest set including “The Last Words of David” by Randall Thompson, “Flight Song” by Norwegian composer Kim Arnesen, and “Zum Gali” by Maurice Goldman. The ensemble will also be presenting “Ubi Caritas” and “Let The River Run”
The Concert Band will perform four selections on Tuesday night. “Valdres” arranged by James Curnow, “Cajun Folk Songs” by Frank Ticheli, “Steel” by Randall Standridge, and “Arabian Dances” by Brian Balmages. “Steel” and “Cajun Folk Songs” will both be performed at State Contest as well.
The Concert Band and Concert Choir will then travel to Marion High School on Friday May 4th to participate in the Iowa High School Music Association’s State Large Group Festival. The UHS Concert Choir will perform in the Gold Gym at Marion at 7:00 PM and the UHS Concert Band will perform in the Red Gym at 8:40 PM. The state contest is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend to support our Union musicians.

Union Envirothon: Reserve Champions

The La Porte-Dysart FFA Envirothon team competed in below freezing temperatures at the YMCA Camp near Boone, Iowa and came away with Reserve Champion overall. They placed first in the Soils/Land Use and Prairie Management divisions and second in the Oral Presentation. The team will now represent Iowa in the National FFA Forestry Contest next October.
The Envirothon is a problem-solving, natural resource education program and team competition for high school students. In the field, groups of five students are challenged to sharpen critical thinking skills and work as a team to conduct hands-on investigations and answer written questions concerning environmental issues in five categories: Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife, Soils, and Current Environmental Issues.

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