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Golf Club to Host Spring Style Show May 1

La Porte City Women’s Club is sponsoring a Spring Style Show and dinner May 1, at the La Porte City Golf Club. Social hour starts at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner at 6:00 and the style show at 6:30. Dinner will be lasagna or spaghetti bake, garlic bread, salad, and cheesecake dessert.
Tickets are available at La Porte City Connect or call Barb or Heidi at 319-342-3369.
At this time the stores showcasing their clothing includes: Sassy & Chic; Henkle Creek & Cameron’s; and Dress Barn.
Proceeds will be used for such community projects Garden Club, After Prom, scholarships, preschool, Sing Me to Heaven, La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum, Inner City Slickers, and Hawkins Memorial Library.

2017 Senior Spotlight: Alek Stone

Parent’s Name: Adam Stone
Hometown: Waterloo
Birthday: Jul. 28, 1999
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite TV show: The Flash
Favorite Movie: The Other Guys
Favorite restaurant: El Sol
Favorite class: AP Lit
Hobbies/Activities: Reading and being with friends
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? When I said, “Atta boy, Jackie!” really loud at the Union versus Hudson game.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Yelling obnoxiously loud at basketball games.
My biggest pet peeve is: People who walk in to my room and leave without closing the door.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My father and Harambe.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Counting money in my turbo-mansion.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Being done with school finally.
What are your post-high school plans? Go to a community college and transfer to a four year school.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Be yourself unless you can be Batman… then be Batman.

Fischels – Weber

Jordyn Fischels and Dan Weber announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Jordyn’s parents are Todd and Angi Fischels of La Porte City. Dan’s parents are Dave and Sue Weber of Waterloo.
Jordyn is a Class of 2010 graduate of Union High School and earned a BA frrom University of Northern Iowa. She currently works in the Operations Department of MidAmerican Energy in Waterloo.
Dan graduated from Don Bosco High School in 2009 and earned an Associate’s Degree from Hawkeye Community College. He is employed as an X-60 at John Deere Product Engineering Center.
The couple is planning a fall wedding on October 14, 2017 in Gilbertville.

2017 Senior Spotlight: Mitchell Kramer

Parents’ Name: Michelle and David Hamilton
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: Jun. 10, 1998
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
Favorite Movie: Radio
Favorite restaurant: Beck’s Taproom & Grill
Favorite class: American History
Hobbies/Activities: Motocross
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? I fell on ice on the Ag field trip.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Alex laughed at Taylor about almost falling on the ice and then he fell.
My biggest pet peeve is: Seniors saying that freshmen bother them, like they haven’t been a freshman.
Who are the most influential people in your life? A paralyzed man that races Motocross.
What will you miss most about high school? Free classes.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Working.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Late-ins.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Don’t stress; enjoy high school, but still try your hardest.

Letter to the Editor – Gary Murphy

Dear Editor,
I’m responding to the letter dated March 8, 2017. To those that are serving and have served our country, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I am very appreciative of your BRAVERY.
Sir, you are right, that trying to compare being in the Service and being in prison is like comparing apples and oranges.
Yes, you are right that there are a lot of good and bad choices in life. Good choices have a lot more rewards and benefits. Bad choices, not so much.
You are right, if this prisoner wanted to be remembered by family and friends, maybe they should have contacted them directly to see if they have time for them. Just like a lot of the public does!
Yes, you are right some family and friends are proud of their service members! When have you ever just paid for a service member or veterans dinner without them knowing?
How about all those family and friends and public that are not proud of the military, like back in the 1960s with all the peace protesters and draft dodgers that were against serving and protecting the nation? At that time, there was a split between people supporting troops overseas and those who believed the military had no business there. There is a lot of things that can be debatated here.
I suppose that if a Service member is dishonorably discharged for doing something illegal, they should be prosecuted to the extent of the law, rather than just being kicked out of the Service. Their choice was wrong. There shouldn’t be any extra benefits for service members for medical, psychological, physical? Because it was the choice you made when you signed that line! Knowing the outcome possibilities??
It sounds like you are opinionated about things that you haven’t gotten enough thanks or appreciation for, especially for serving our country? Like some people can be??
I do understand that you stand strong for the Service members. Defend them all the way. I give them thanks as often as I can. I have paid for service members gas or stops at quick stores.
Sometimes, these prisoners write to the newspaper to just let their feelings out, which help them stay in touch with some emotional state of life. When they read responses like yours, they shut down and close up! That’s why when they get out, if they get out, they show NO EMOTION WHATSOEVER! So, sometimes people just need to let them write letters to get things off their chest. Just like you’re going to write a response to this letter.
I would like to meet you and debate this more.
To those serving and veterans, to the incarcerated, thinking of you.
Gary Murphy

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