Tag: 011117

2017 Senior Spotlight: Maci McLaughlin

Parents’ Name: Gregg and Jodi McLaughlin
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: Nov. 13, 1998
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite restaurant: Carlos O’Kelly’s
Favorite class: Anything with Wigg or Bostian
Hobbies/Activities: Run and paint
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? When my dog showed up at the school to pay me a visit.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Sitting mat side during team duals to witness the boys take a championship title.
My biggest pet peeve is: When people interrupt me or others.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My brother and my cousins
What will you miss most about high school? Having someone that makes me lunch.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Hopefully graduated and married but that involves having a boyfriend.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Being one step closer to graduating
What are your post-high school plans? Go to Hawkeye Community College to get my gen eds, then transfer to a four year college to become a high school history teacher.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Don’t wish high school away; it’ll be gone before you know it.

2017 Senior Spotlight: Connor Sherwin

Parents’ Name: Brad and Tracey Sherwin
Hometown: Waterloo
Birthday: Aug.12, 1998
Favorite color: Black
Favorite Movie: Now You See Me
Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite class: Spanish
Hobbies/Activities: Video games
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? Band
What is your favorite memory from high school? Band
My biggest pet peeve is: Freshmen
Who is the most influential in your life? My dog
What will you miss most about high school? Band
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Binge watching television series professionally
What is the best thing about being a senior? Graduating
What are your post-high school plans? Go to Hawkeye Community College
Your best advice to underclassmen? Don’t stand where people walk.

2017 Senior Spotlight: Destiny Brockway

Parents’ Name: Danelle and Dean Brockway
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: Apr. 11, 1999
Favorite color: Black
Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite Movie: Tangled
Favorite restaurant: Carlos O’Kelly’s
Favorite class: Business Publications
Hobbies/Activities: Work at Hy-Vee, cheer, and play with my dogs
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? Running into a door divider freshman year
What is your favorite memory from high school? Prom 2017 and graduation
Who are the most influential people in your life? Kayleen Glenn, my parents, and Fasha Newton
What will you miss most about high school? Being a cheerleader for the Knights
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Working in a hospital with a degree in nursing
What is the best thing about being a senior? College classes
What are your post-high school plans? Go to Hawkeye Community College to get my RN then transfer to a four year college
Your best advice to underclassmen? Enjoy high school; it goes by way too fast!

LPC Lions Announce Upcoming Winter Events

Sat. Jan. 21………7 PM…LPC Golf Club
Sat. Feb. 18………7 PM…LPC Golf Club
Sun. Jan. 22……..11 AM-1 PM…Veterans Hall
Sun. Feb. 19……..11 AM-1 PM…Veterans Hall
Sat. Feb. 25………1 PM…LPC Golf Club
Sat. Mar. 25………1 PM…LPC Golf Club
For the fourth consecutive year, the La Porte City Lions Club will offer a series of events designed to shake off the doldrums of winter and engage the brain. On Saturday, January 21, the La Porte City Golf Club will be the site for a spirited Trivia Night that begins at 6 PM, followed by a soup luncheon at Veterans Memorial Hall the next day. One month later, they do it all over again on February 18-19. New in 2017 are a couple of Cornhole (Bags) Tournaments that will be held on February 25 and March 25.
Trivia Nights
The Saturday Trivia Nights begin with registration at 6 PM before the contest gets underway at 7 PM. Teams consist of a minimum of five up to a maximum of eight players. Each member pays $10 to play. Organizers will work to include those who wish to play but do not have enough members to create a full team.
Trivia Night consists of ten rounds of questions from ten different categories, as teams attempt to successfully answer one question posed from each category.
The rules for each Trivia Night are simple:
Brains only! No books or other devices, such as cell phones, are allowed.
Each team will have an official answer sheet for each round. Team members may assist each other before recording their answers.
At the end of each round, the answer sheets are collected and scored. At that time, the correct answers will be revealed.
Questions are worth ten points each, so a perfect round would net 100 points for the team.
Following the second trivia night, DJ Zach Hoover will be spinning some tunes to finish up the evening.
Teams may register online at http://lpclions.com/events/other-events/trivia-night-registration-form/ or at http://bit.ly/LPCtrivia
If you have any questions about the Trivia Night, contact Shawn Mehlert at 319-342-3121.
Soup Luncheons
The two Sundays following Trivia Night, the Lions Club will be hosting soup luncheons at the La Porte City Veterans Memorial Hall from 11 AM-1 PM. A multitude of soups will be offered, along with other hors d’oeuvres and dessert. This event is a free will donation! If you have any questions about the soup luncheons, contact Lion Bill Starr at 319-230-3857.
Cornhole Tournaments
On February 25 & March 25, the Lions Club will be hosting Cornhole (Bags) Tournaments. These will be held at the La Porte City Golf Club, at 1 PM. Cornhole or “Bags” is like horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a score of 21 points is reached. A corn bag in the hole scores three points; one on the platform scores one point.
Each Cornhole Tournament will feature two-person teams with an entry fee of $20 per team. A complete tournament match is the best out of three, with cancellation scoring. The first team to win two games wins the match and advances to the next round. Each team will be guaranteed at least two matches in these double-elimination tournaments.
Pre-registration for the Cornhole Tournaments is not required. Teams may register on site 30 minutes prior to the start of the tournament.Those who want to secure a team’s spot in the tournament early can do so online at http://lpclions.com/events/other-events/cornholebags-league/ Or http://bit.ly/LPCbags
Cash prizes awarded to the top finishing teams in each Cornhole Tournament, with amounts dependent upon the overall number of teams entered. Questions regarding the Cornhole tournaments can be directed to Zach Hoover at 563-920-0410.
The La Porte City Lions Club has a long history of helping improve the quality of life in the community and very much appreciates the support it receives. Proceeds from each of these family-friendly events sponsored by the Lions will help fund Club projects that support and benefit the La Porte City community in a variety of ways.

Staying Safe Online – January 11, 2017

[emember_protected for “2” custom_msg=’You must be a Digital Edition subscriber to view this content. SUBSCRIBE HERE‘]
  Mobile devices, such as smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets, continue to advance and innovate at an astonishing rate. As a result, some people replace their mobile devices as often as every year. Unfortunately, too many people dispose of their devices with little thought on just how much personal data is on them. What types of personal information may be on your mobile device and how can you securely wipe it before disposing or returning it? If your mobile device was issued to you by your employer or has any organizational data stored on it, be sure to check with your supervisor about proper backup and disposal procedures before following the steps below.
Mobile devices store far more sensitive data than you may realize, oftentimes more than even your computer. Typical information can include:
Where you live, work, and places you frequently visit
The contact details for everyone in your address book and applications, including family, friends, and coworkers
Call history, including inbound, outbound, and missed calls
SMS (texting), voice, and multimedia messages
Chat sessions within applications like secure chat, games, and social media
Location history based on GPS coordinates or cell tower history
Web browsing history, search history, cookies, and cached pages
Personal photos, videos, audio recordings, and emails
Stored passwords and access to personal accounts, such as your online bank or email
Access to photos, files, or information stored in the Cloud
Any health-related information, including your age, heart rate, blood pressure, or diet
As you can see, there is most likely a tremendous amount of sensitive information on your mobile device. Regardless of how you dispose of your mobile device, such as donating it, exchanging it for a new one, giving it to another family member, reselling it, or even throwing it out, you need to be sure you first erase all of that sensitive information. You may not realize it, but simply deleting data is not enough; it can
easily be recovered using free tools found on the Internet. Instead, you need to securely erase all the data on your device, which is called wiping. This actually overwrites the information, ensuring it cannot be recovered or rendering it unrecoverable. Remember, before you wipe all of your data, you most likely want to back it up first. This way, you can easily rebuild your new device.
The easiest way to securely wipe your device is use its “factory reset” function. This will return the device to the condition it was in when you first bought it. We have found that factory reset will provide the most secure and simplest method for removing data from your mobile device. The factory reset function varies among devices; listed below are the steps for the two most popular devices:
• Apple iOS Devices: Settings | General | Reset | Erase All Content and Settings
• Android Devices: Settings | Privacy | Factory Data Reset
Unfortunately, removing personal data from Windows Phone devices is not as simple as a factory reset. More research is being conducted on methods to ensure your personal data is wiped from the device. If you still have questions about how to do a factory reset, check your owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website. Remember, simply deleting your personal data is not enough, as it can be easily recovered.
In addition to the data stored on your device, you also need to consider what to do with your SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card. A SIM card is what a mobile device uses to make a cellular or data connection. When you perform a factory reset on your device, the SIM card retains information about your account and is tied to you, the user. If you are keeping your phone number and moving to a new device, talk to your phone service provider about transferring your SIM card. If this is not possible, for example, if your new phone uses a different size SIM card, keep your old SIM card and physically shred or destroy it to prevent someone else from re-using it.
Finally, some mobile devices utilize a separate SD (Secure Digital) card for additional storage. These storage cards often contain pictures, smartphone applications, and other sensitive content. Remember to remove any external storage cards from your mobile device prior to disposal. (For some devices, your SD cards may be hidden in the battery compartment of your device, possibly beneath the battery.) These cards can often be reused in new mobile devices, or can be used as generic storage on your computer with a USB adapter. If reusing your SD card is not possible, then just like your old SIM card, we recommend you physically destroy it.
If you are not sure about any of the steps covered in this newsletter, take your mobile device to the store you bought it from and get help from a trained technician. Finally, if you are throwing your mobile device away, we ask you to consider donating it instead. There are many excellent charitable organizations that accept used mobile devices.
A Public Service Announcement Courtesy of Cedar Valley Bank & Trust – Information provided by securingthehuman.sans.org



Fostered on The Farm