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Area Students Named to Dean’s Lists

Approximately 3,800 students have been named to the University of Iowa Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester. Area students attaining this honor are:
Gilbertville: April Fox, Sierra Osborn
La Porte City: Victoria Beebout, Brian Dunkelberger, Robert Swestka
In addition, Robert Swestka also graduated from the University of Iowa following the spring semester, with a Major of Political Science and a Minor in Russian, both in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He will attend Syracuse University/College of Law this fall in Syracuse, New York.
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) President Rob Denson recently announced that Sara Jesse of La Porte City was recognized on the college’s Spring Semester Dean’s List. To be eligible, a student must have earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average.
Sara also graduated with a Liberal Arts degree.

Classifieds – July 2, 2014

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Seasonal and full-time positions for framing carpenters available. Contact Wade at 319-239-4294. 20-tf-c
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Hawkeye Announces High School Completion Graduates

Graduation for students in the High School Completion/GED/Adult High School Graduation program at Hawkeye Community College was held Thursday, June 5, in Tama Hall on the college’s main campus.
Evan Akers of La Porte City was one of 150 graduates who received his or her diploma.
For information on Hawkeye’s programs, call 319-234-5745.

La Porte City Council Proceedings – June 23, 2014

The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on June 23, 2014. Mayor David Neil called the meeting to order at 7 PM with Council Members Sarah Craft, Mike Johnson and Brent Sadler present. Absent were Council Members Eric Allsup and Todd Butler. Also present were Shawn O’Shea, and Barb Grant.
Shawn O’Shea with MSA Professional Services reviewed the City’s grant application for Façade Improvement. After discussions with Iowa Economic Development, O’Shea suggested that the City work to review the cost estimates to make them more accurate. He recommended that the City and/or MSA meeting with participating property owners to specify which improvements the property owners want to see.
O’Shea reviewed the results of the Main Street Rehabilitation Survey at Festival of Trails. Of the 49 votes received, 40 preferred Option 1. with recycled brick in the drive lanes and concrete in the parking areas, 5 preferred option 2, with a small brick strip down the middle of the street with the remaining portion concrete and 4 preferred Option 3, concrete in the full width of the street. The Council will hold a work session at a future meeting to determine the next step in the project. Mayor Neil thanked MSA for their efforts and also The Progress Review for their coverage of the project.
The Council passed the final reading for an ordinance establishing penalty amounts for violations of the City’s junk, junk vehicle and dangerous buildings ordinances. Penalties for junk and junk vehicles are $100 per occurrence and $250 per occurrence for violations of the dangerous buildings ordinance. Each day a property owner is in violation of the ordinance is considered a separate occurrence and subject to penalty.
The Council gave final approval to an agreement with Operation Threshold. The agreement allows Operation Threshold to utilize the City’s Low-to-Moderate Income fund to assist eligible residents with repairs and financial assistance.
Laurie Rife was appointed to the Hawkins Memorial Library Board of Trustees. Her term begins on July 1, 2014 and runs for six years.
Alisha Evans was appointed to the Parks and Recreation Board. Her term begins on July 1, 2014 and runs for four years. There is still one open seat on the Parks and Recreation Board. Those interesting in serving are encouraged to contact City Hall for more information.
The Council approved a bid for engineering services from GPS, Inc in an amount not to exceed $22,300 for engineering services for the rehabilitation of 3rd Street, and Sycamore Street between 4th Street and Main, and a portion of West Main Street between Commercial and Barberry.
The Council approved a resolution that would allow closure of the 200 Block of Main Street on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from 4-8:30 PM to facilitate parking for the 2nd Annual Memorial Ride hosted by PnB’s Brew Pub, to benefit Cedar Valley Crimestoppers and Angels Memorial Park.
Mayor Neil thanked the Lions Club and everyone involved for making the 2014 Festival of Trails a success.

Weltzin – 50

Ronald and Shirley Weltzin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family Alaskan cruise in June.
Ronald Weltzin and Shirley Johnson were married July 3, 1964, at St. Timothy’s Methodist Church in Cedar Falls.
The Weltzins are engaged in farming. They enjoy traveling to Texas in the winter and attending their grandchildren’s events.
They have three daughters, Michele Simms of Des Moines, Leanne Sanders of McAllen, TX and Stephanie Hockman of San Antonio, TX. Their four grandchildren are Kelsey, Bayley and Nick Sanders and Abigail Hockman.


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