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Union Knights at the 2013 State Wrestling Tournament: Results

Led by the state champion Thomsen brothers, the Union Knights’ small but mighty group of five wrestlers racked up enough points to finish 4th in the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines, February 14-16.
Sophomore Max Thomsen’s run through the 126 lb. bracket resulted in his second consecutive state championship, after claiming the 113 lb. title a year ago. Older brother Logan cashed in his third appearance in a state final, claiming his first state championship at 152 lbs.
The Knights also got strong showings from senior Josh Clark, whose only loss came at the hands of the eventual state champion on his way to a third place finish, and sophomore Jacob Holschlag who wrestled to place fourth in the rugged 145 lb. class. State qualifier Austin Dengler, a senior, was eliminated after dropping a hard-fought 6-4 decision in the 138 lb. consolation bracket.
Knights Fifth in Team Duals
The Union Knights placed 5th in the Class 2A Team Duals competition held in Des Moines on Feb. 13. After dropping their opening match to third-seeded Mediapolis, 48-24, the sixth-seeded Knights rebounded with a 44-30 win over Boyden Hull/Rock Valley. The Knights then edged fifth-seeded Creston/Orient-Macksburg, 36-33 in the fifth place match.
MAX THOMSEN  (SOPHOMORE), 49-0: State Champion at 126
Round 1:    Defeated Chase Goodman (South Central Calhoun), 15-0
Quarterfinal:    Defeated John Christopherson (Spencer), 11-1
Semifinal:    Defeated Bryce Leshen (Albia), 10-2
Final:    Defeated Kyle White (Central Springs), 3-1
LOGAN THOMSEN  (SENIOR), 47-1: State Champion at 152
Round 1:    Pinned Hans Holkesvik (Decorah), 1:55
Quarterfinal:    Defeated Jesse Etherington (Charles City), 5-4
Semifinal:    Defeated Griffin Osing (Albia), 9-2
Final:    Defeated Jackson VanKirk (Perry), 15-0
AUSTIN DENGLER  (SENIOR), 33-9, State Qualifier at 138
Round 1:    Lost to Adam Staudt (Charles City), 6-1
Consolation:    Lost to John Morkel (Independence), 6-4
JACOB HOLSCHLAG  (SOPHOMORE), 44-8: 4th at 145
Round 1:    Defeated Drew Buster (Mediapolis), 3-1
Quarterfinal:    Defeated Jeremy Scheuermann (Greene Cty.), 8-1
Semifinal:    Lost to Zach Muller (West Delaware), 5-2
Consolation:    Defeated Drew Buster (Mediapolis), 5-2
Consolation (4th):    Lost to Chase Straw (Independence), 3-1
JOSH CLARK  (SENIOR), 45-7: 3rd at 285
Round 1:    Pinned Juan Martinez (West Liberty), 2:14
Quarterfinal:    Defeated Mario Pena (Hampton-Dumont), 4-2
Semifinal:    Lost to Dean Broghammer (W. Delaware), 10-3
Consolation:    Pinned Austin Ashbacher (Decorah), 3:02
Consolation (3d):    Defeated Sean Easler (Dav. Assumption), 5-0

Degrees Awarded to Fall UNI Graduates

The University of Northern Iowa awarded degrees to 906 graduates on December 15, 2012.
Area students added to the roster of graduates of the University of Northern Iowa are:
Brandon – Racheal Flanegin, Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education
Dysart –  Kelsey Werner, Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education & Middle Level Education
La Porte City – Rachael Bauer, Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education; Travis Clapp, Bachelor of Arts Technology Management; Allison Edgerton*, Bachelor of Arts Psychology; Jenna Ostert, Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education
*denotes graduated with honors

Area College Students Named to Dean’s Lists

Area students named to the 2012 Fall Term Dean’s List at the University of Northern Iowa are:
Brandon – Cassara Higgins, Alicia Tansey
Buckingham – Thomas Cowell, Ashley Quint
Dysart – Emily Brandt, Leigh Crees, Sean Dengler,
Chelsea Ecklund, Spencer Elliott, Sarah Freeland, Hannah Hix, Robert Mangrich, Lauren Powell, Kelsey Werner
Garrison – Emily Meyer, Linda Waterman
Gilbertville – Joshua Frost, Joshua Rodgers, Nicole Stone
La Porte City – Stephanie Carlson, Josh Dunkelberger, Kelsey Ewald, Drew Hemesath, Becca Jaquith, Lindsey Petersen
Mt. Auburn – Dani Hutton, Kayla Hutton
Washburn – Dwain Caldwell
TJ Gray of La Porte City, a student at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, has been named to the Dean’s List, earning Honors (3.6-3.79 GPA).
Anna Krug, daughter of Dan and Colleen Krug of La Porte City, has been named to the Dean’s List at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, where she obtained a 4.0 GPA for the fall academic semester. Anna is pursuing a degree in Radiation Sciences.

Auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace” Announced

Dysart’s theatre group, Wolf Creek Players, are announcing the audition time of Thursday, February 28 from 7 – 9 PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart, for the upcoming spring production of Arsenic and Old Lace.  Performance dates for the upcoming production are April 18, 19, 20 and 21.
The story revolves areound Abby and Martha Brewster, Brooklyn’s most charitable sisters. They feed the hungry, give to the poor, devote themselves to the church, and poison lonely old men. When their nephew Mortimer, a famous theatre critic, discovers a body from their most recent act of benevolence, he becomes distraught and immediately tries to remedy the situation (this involves breaking up with his fiancée, Elaine). The sisters, without an ounce of guilt, try to calm Mortimer and inform him that the bodies (all 12 of them) are neatly buried in the cellar.To make matters worse, the Brewsters are visited by Mortimer’s murderous brother, Jonathan. Jonathan schemes to make the Brewster’s house the new base for his criminal activity and even attempts to blackmail the family upon discovering the bodies downstairs. Mortimer is faced with saving his family while keeping his aunts free from incarceration.
Seeking a cast of 14 characters for the play, the Wolf Creek Players encourage anyone interested to attend the audition or contact Nancy Havran at 319-476-3767 with questions.

Franklin E. Weltzin

Franklin E. Weltzin, 77, of La Porte City, died February 11, 2013, at his home of cancer. He was born January 9, 1936, in rural Jesup, the son of Ruben and Edna Kern Weltzin. He married Donna Jean Noe on September 1, 1957, in Brandon.
He farmed most of his life and also had worked at Vicker’s Gas Station and Town & Country Home Improvements. He was a volunteer driver for the VA Hospital in Iowa City for many years, volunteered at the La Porte City Nursing Home and had been a Trustee for the Spring Creek Township Cemetery. He was also very devoted to his church.
He is survived by his wife Donna Jean of La Porte City; one son, Daniel (Karen) Weltzin of Brandon, three daughters, Ruth (Douglas) Frush of Jesup, Pamela (Bud) Jones of Waterloo, Nancy Weltzin of La Porte City; 20 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; one step brother, Stanley Phillips; three sisters, Audry (Willie) Henson of Evansdale, Michele Daniels of Waterloo, Shirley June Roberts of Evansdale; one foster brother, Lyal (Nancy) Bauer of Marion; one foster sister, Geraldine Bauer Remmers of Rantoul, IL; sisters-in-law, Karen Weltzin of Marshalltown and Terry Phillips of Waterloo.
Preceding him in death were his mother and stepfather, Edna (Louis) Phillips; his father and stepmother, Ruben (Maxine) Weltzin; his foster parents, Harold and Beunah Bauer; one brother, Delbert Weltzin, two sisters, Alberta (Louie) Winslow, Deloris DeBoey; Foster sisters, Maxine (Bauer) Buchsteiner and Barbara (Bauer) Rosen; a son-in-law, James Sorrell and a grandson, Justin VanderSchel.
Services were held February 15, 2013, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jubilee, rural La Porte City with inurnment at a later date in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jubilee, La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center or Cedar Valley Hospice.
Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com

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