Tag: 042016

Spring Flushing of Hydrants to Begin

La Porte City Utilities will begin its annual spring flushing of the town’s water mains on Thursday, April 21, starting on the west end of La Porte City. Hydrant flushing is done to remove rust or sediment present and will continue daily until all city hydrants are flushed. Customers are reminded that some discoloration of the water may occur during this time.

Highland Club Notes

The Highland Club met on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the La Porte City Community Center with 15 members present. JoAnn Phillips was hostess.
After the business meeting, “500” was played the remainder of the afternoon. Prizes were given to Maxeen Anton, High; Sondra Rippel, Low; and Peg Mangrich, Door Prize.
The next regular meeting will be held at the La Porte City Community Center at 1 PM on Wednesday, May 4, with Marilyn Purdy as hostess. Please call the hostess if you are unable to attend.

Healthy Conversations: Life Events Can Trigger Insurance Coverage Changes

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While January 31 was the last day to enroll or adjust health care plans for Americans seeking coverage in 2016, qualifying life events may allow changes or additional coverage before the next open enrollment period.
These qualifying life events are typically major life milestones that affect coverage and it’s important for consumers to be educated on which milestones affect their coverage to ensure proper plans are in place.
Some qualifying life events that could trigger special enrollment periods for individuals include:Marriage or divorce
Birth, adoption or legal guardianship of a child
Turning 26 years old: Young adults can stay insured through their parents’ health policies until they age out at 26 and need to seek new coverage.
Change in residence or citizenship status: Relocating to another state or becoming a citizen of the United States will affect coverage.
Losing coverage: Individuals can enroll for new coverage if they lose their existing policies due to job loss, divorce or loss of eligibility for Medicaid, etc.
Individuals typically have 60 days before, and 60 days after the event to enroll or make changes to their current policy. Proof of eligibility maybe required to ensure individuals are qualified for coverage.
Still confused? Seek the help of an expert to see how any life events could impact insurance coverage. Employers or trusted insurance agents or brokers can help determine eligibility, identify what documents need to be presented for proof of eligibility and when individuals need to enroll. Visit Wellmark.com/Plans/Individual/SEP.aspx to find out what life events qualify for special enrollment.


Freckles’ Adopt-A-Pet – April 20, 2016

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Freckles and The Progress Review encourage potential pet owners who are loving and responsible to consider adopting a pet from the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
Brace yourself, this big guy is coming through! My name is Braddock and I’m an American Bulldog. The staff at Cedar Bend say I’m a big ham. I’ve got a big ‘ole head that is perfect for pets and scratches! I love those ear rubs! I’m about 3 years old, current on vaccinations, heartworm tested, and started on flea/tick prevention. Will you adopt me, the big ham?
For more information about adopting a pet, contact:
Cedar Bend Humane Society
1166 W. Airline Highway • Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887


It’s Garage Sale Time

La Porte City’s annual spring citywide garage sales will be held Saturday, May 7. Register by Thursday, April 28 at La Porte City Printing & Design (213 Main Street), or online at www.theprogressreview.co.
An $8 registration fee, due April 28, publishes garage sale ads in the print, digital and online editions of The Progress Review, in addition to the free garage sale flyers posted the week prior to the sale in La Porte City at Gary’s Thriftway and Casey’s.
When registering, please provide a name, location and time of sale, as well as a brief listing of items available for sale. Call 342-2429 for more information.
A complete listing of registered garage sales will be published in the May 4 edition of The Progress Review.


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