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Union Middle School Honor Roll – 2013-14 Second Trimester

6th Grade:
Grace Asmussen, Hailey Bathen, Madeline Bonner, Jonathan Bronner, Cole Brunner, Kaylin Brustkern, Curtis Brustkern, Jr., Jasmyn Bush, Emma Carlson, Noah, Damro, Trevor Davis, Cheyenne Driscol, Jadelyn Elliott, Madison Frush, Samantha Glenn, Kianna Gloede, Brayden Grosse, Gracie Hall, Emma Harris, Rachel Hellman, Jasmine Hickok, Jordan Holman, Carlie Hoppe, Adriel Jensen, Leah Kaufman, Grace Keegan, Rachel Kline, Kayla Lambe, Lake LeBahn, Carlie McNeal, Ethen Meyer, Elizabeth Moore, Molly Niebergall, Tessa Pearson, Rhett Peters, Kerstin Peterson, Henry Powers, Teagan Prouse, Kendall Putz, Caleb Reel, Riley Rosauer, Bella Rousselow, Aubrey Schmidt, Emma Sebetka, Emma Shirk, Natalie Tecklenburg, Lauren Wagner, Lexi Wagner, Cameron Wellner, Piper Wiedenhoff, Jadyn Wiest, Lillie Wrobel
7th Grade:
Emma Alpers, Carter Asmussen, Ben Behrens, Kaylie Bowers, Allie Carty, Megan Carty, Kegan Clapp, Kody Crawford, Kendra DeHart, Madison DeWitt, Ben Dvorak, Scarlett Ellsworth, Caleb Frost, Hannah Gates, Joseph Gloede, Levi Gray, Kyle Gross, Tori Hadachek, Cara Harrill, Mackenna Hatch, Nolan Havran, Chloe Heitmann, Karson Hennings, Alanna Hines, Mary Jenkins, Jayden Jolley, Anthony Kiler, Hunter Klima, Jacob Lowe, Cylie McNeal, Hannah Michael, Emily Miehe, Gavin Miller, Kinsie Murley, Bryce Parker, Ben Rempe, Kayla Robb, Tyler Rottinghaus, Valerie Ryan, Olivia Sash, Silver Schmitz, Zeke Seuser, Tyler Severtsgaard, Natalie Sides, Anna Smith, Clayton Sparks, Carter Spore, Jenna Steinlage, Hunter Stwalley, Josh Ternus, Holly Wandschneider, Nolan Wandschneider, Rashawn Williams, Aidan Wilson
8th Grade:
Mikayla Allen, Koby Albers, Carter Brehm, Hailee Brown, Kyle Brustkern, Blake Faber, Hunter Fleshner, Wesley Hanson, Lauren Harrigan, Payton Hellman, Tate Hookham, Daniel Johanningmeier, Abigail Johnson, Madelyn Keegan, Haylee Keune, Autumn Kies, Morgan Niebergall, Jacob Opperman, Emma Peters, Audrey Powers, Reagan Purdy, Cade Rahlf, Chelsea Riggs, Emma Rottinghaus, Delaney Schares, Emily Schmidt, Isaac Sebetka, Sophie Selk, Taylor Short, Mason Thomsen, Austin Timmer, Isabelle Werner, Emily Wilson
*A TEAM: Student has earned A’s in all academic courses

47th Annual Lime Creek Fish Fry March 29

The Lime Creek Fish and Game Club will host its 47th Annual Fish Fry on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Brandon Community Center in Brandon.
Serving will be from 4-7 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12, with preschoolers and younger eating free. Take-outs will be available.
The Club uses proceeds from the fish fry for area conservation and community projects.

Certified Crop Advisers Board Honors Gary Schulz

Gary Schulz of La Porte City was saluted for twenty years of service as a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) at the Agribusiness Association of Iowa’s Agribusiness Showcase and Conference, held February 11 in Des Moines.
At its annual Recognition Luncheon, the Iowa Certified Crop Advisers Board of Directors recognized 58 individuals for twenty years of professionalism and years of service to agriculture as CCAs. Utilizing their skills in nutrient and pest management, CCAs assist growers with economical and efficient crop production. They also ensure that growers are aware of regulations and utilize best management practices to protect the environment.
Gary is employed by ECI Coop.

View Point – On the Road Again! – March 19, 2014

By Gerald F. Schnepf
Executive Director, Keep Iowa Beautiful
Spring is close and thoughts of travel come to mind. At the local and regional level, as we move around the countryside with various vehicles, the odds are that travelers will pass through or visit your community in the near future. The opportunity provided to your hometown, is the increased ability to show off your community.
The challenge is to make sure that your community presents a good first impression to the traveler. That impression is expressed in two ways – first, in the visual image and appearance of the community and secondly by the kind of service that is provided to those travelers that do stop for visits to friends or relatives, vehicle needs, food or just to walk around and shop.
That first impression can make a significant difference in the future of your community. The person traveling today can be scout for corporate expansion, a business leader that is looking to grow their company, a spouse of a key individual in a company, a worker that has some influence in a business or with a friend that owns a corporation or someone simply looking for a new place to live.
There are a large number of stories of a traveler stopping in a small community for gas and having such a great experience that they end up investing in the community. While in the convenience store the traveler ends up in a conversation with the clerk. The clerk goes the extra mile to treat the person with respect and quality answers to the questions. The ultimate result is a year later that individual announced that he will build a new plant in the community. The original intent was to build in one of the southern states. It was the clerk’s hospitality and the visual high quality of the community that changed the mind of the business leader. This is a true story and it did happen in Iowa.
Another true story with totally different results also happened. The business investor met with an economic development specialist that took the individual on a tour of two communities. After completing the tour the economic development specialist asked the business investor which community he would like to develop his business in. The potential investor said – “Neither one – I don’t like what I saw in either community, they were not clean, facilities were not maintained and there were a number of public nuisances. This tells me that the citizens don’t take pride in their community and therefore, would tend not to take pride in their work. I will look elsewhere.”
Keeping your community clean and attractive as well as treating visitors with respect are experiences that may not always result in a new friend, resident or business – but, the question is can you afford not treat someone with courtesy or to have a clean and attractive community. By the way, those efforts provide another great value, an increased sense of pride to existing residents.

Iowa State Announces Fall Dean’s List

Area students named to the 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List at Iowa State University in Ames include:
Dysart – Jessica Brandt, Stephanie Freeland,
Erin Heckroth, Selena Woodson
Gilbertville – Andrew Mangrich
La Porte City – Adria Bechthold, Amanda
Ehlers, Natalie Hanson, Eli Kautz, Zach
Neuendorf, Katelyn Samuelson,
Jamie Wandschneider

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