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Kristen Lowe Crowned Cattle Congress Queen

Kristen Lowe, a 2014 graduate of Union High School, was crowned the 2014 National Cattle Congress Queen at a competition held on June 22 at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. By virtue of winning the National Cattle Congress crown, Lowe is eligible to compete in the Iowa State Fair Queen Competition that will be held in Des Moines August 5-9.
National Cattle Congress Queen candidates were judged on the following characteristics: personality, attitude, appearance and awareness, leadership and citizenship (contribution to community), overall appearance, charm and poise. The contest was open to residents of Black Hawk, Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Grundy and Tama counties.
Kristen is the daughter of Tom and Teresa Lowe of Dysart.

Police Investigate Pair of Main Street Break-Ins

The La Porte City Police Department is investigating two Main Street burglaries that were reported on July 16. Reporting the break-ins were Pizza Palace, located at 411 Main Street, and Tootsie’s Ice Cream & More at 401 Commercial Street. It is believed that the burglaries were committed in the early morning hours and that the intruders were only looking for cash. Anyone with information about the crimes is 342-2232.

La Porte City Council Proceedings – July 14, 2014

The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on July 14, 2014. Mayor David Neil called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Todd Butler, Sarah Craft and Mike Johnson present. Council Members Eric Allsup and Brent Sadler were absent.
The Council approved a request to close the 200-500 blocks of Main Street on Saturday, September 20 for a Flea Market.
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) participating communities. The CRS has been developed to provide incentives in the form of premium discounts for communities to go beyond the minimum floodplain management requirements to develop extra measures to provide protection from flooding. The City will send a letter of interest to learn more about the program’s benefits and requirements.
The Council approved elements of Phase I of the REAP Grant Application. Securing grant monies would help allow the City to rehabilitate the banks of Wolf Creek from Main Street to Commercial Street, as well as pursue the acquisition of property located on Tama Street for the purpose of establishing a kayak landing and a creek-side park.
In other action, the Council approved an Ambulance Service Billing Policy, updated its Credit Card Policy and approved the donation of unclaimed bicycles to the Cedar Valley Bicycle Collective.
 

Grades K-5 School Supplies Lists, Union Community Schools

La Porte City Elementary School, Please Note:
Pencils – Decorative pencils do not necessarily sharpen well. We recommend plain yellow pencils.
Crayons – The Crayola brand is preferred in the lower grades.
Scissors – The Fiskars brand is preferred because of quality and durability.
Art Boxes – Please send the small plastic flip-top.
Expo brand preferred for whiteboard markers. These will be used daily by each student for math.
Kindergarten
4-24 count Crayola crayons
1 – 8 count Crayola crayons (regular size, primary colors-not large)
3 bottles (4 oz.) Elmer’s Glue (white only)
3 – 2 pocket folders (plain colors only)
2 – 70 page spiral notebooks (wide rule)
1 set washable markers and a coloring book for inside recess
1 pair Fiskars metal scissors w/rounded points
Art box (plastic)
Book bag
8 Expo markers (any color) for personal whiteboard use
Optional: 2 boxes Ziploc® bags, qt. & gal., 2-boxes Kleenex®, Clorox wipes®
First Grade
Scissors – Fiskars
24 – #2 yellow pencils, Ticonderoga or Dixon brand
2 – 24 count Crayola crayons
1 – bottle Elmer’s glue (4 oz. white only)
4 – large glue sticks
8 – two pocket folders (two each red, blue, yellow, green)
1 – 70 page spiral notebook (wide rule)
Art box
1 set universal earbuds or headphones for personal use
8 Expo markers, any color
1 box each quart & gallon size Ziploc® bags
Optional: 3 – boxes Kleenex®, Clorox wipes®
Second Grade
2 – 24-count Crayola crayons
Scissors
24 – #2 pencils
Erasers – 2 large, preferably white
1 bottle Elmer’s glue (4 oz. white only)
1 – 70 page spiral notebook (wide rule)
2 – vinyl two pocket folders (red, blue)
1 – two pocket folder (for art)
1 set of washable markers
1 set of colored pencils
2 – large or 4 regular glue sticks
1 – art box
2 – fine point (not extra fine) black permanent Sharpie markers
3 Expo markers, any color, for personal whiteboard use
1 set universal headphones for personal use
Optional: 2 boxes Kleenex®
Third Grade
2 – large glue sticks
1 bottle Elmer’s Glue
24 – #2 pencils (yellow)
2 – 1 subject spiral notebook, wide lined
1 – composition notebook
1 – 2 pocket folder (no prongs)
1 – 24 count Crayola crayons
1- set colored pencils
Scissors
Art box
2 pens
2 thin highlighters
1 set universal headphones for personal use
6 Expo markers for personal whiteboard use
1 box qt. or gal. size Ziploc® bags
Optional: 3 boxes Kleenex®, Clorox wipes®
Fourth Grade
1 pkg. wide-lined loose leaf paper
24- #2 pencils
Ruler with inches & centimeters
Scissors
Art box
Erasers (1 large & 1 pkg pencil top)
3 large glue sticks
1 – 4 oz bottle Elmer’s glue (white only)
1- 8 count colored pencils
1- 24 count Crayola crayons
2 thin highlighters, any color
5 – 2 pocket folders
3-1” three-ring binders (sturdy, hard cover)
1- 5 subject spiral notebook (not separate notebooks)
2 pkgs. index cards
2 pens for checking
6 Expo markers, any color, for personal whiteboard use
1 set universal headphones for personal use
Optional: 2 boxes Kleenex®, 1 flash drive
Fifth Grade
Checking pens, any color
Ruler with inches and centimeters
Protractor
Compass
Scissors
Art box
1 set colored pencils
1 4 oz. bottle Elmer’s glue (white only)
1 large glue stick
#2 Pencils
Pencil top erasers
5-70 page spiral notebooks (1 each red, green, blue, purple, black)
5-2 pocket folders (red, green, blue, purple, black)
1 – 24 count Crayola crayons
1 composition notebook
2 Expo markers, any color
1 set universal headphones for personal use
1 box Zip-Loc® storage bags (snack size for math games)
Optional: 2 boxes Kleenex®, 1 flash drive
Dysart-Geneseo Elementary School, Please Note:
ALL GRADES (except kindergarten) WILL NEED STANDARD 3.5mm STEREO HEADPHONES (the size used in a standard portable radio, iPod, or computer – these can be purchased for $1 at many dollar stores.) PLEASE MARK ALL ITEMS including clothing with your child’s name including coats, sweaters, caps, snowpants, boots, etc.
Kindergarten
A towel for resting (no plastic mats, please)
1 coloring book
2 bottles Elmer’s glue
4-glue sticks
3-24 count Crayola crayons
Good square eraser
1 pair Fiskars metal scissors w/rounded points
1-4 or 8 pk. Expo dry erase chisel tip markers (colored or black) for student use
6-#2 pencils
Mead Primary Journal 9K-2
1 box washable markers
1 pkg. 3×5 note cards
Optional: 1 box Kleenex®, 1 box quart and 1 box gallon size zipper lock storage bags, and a container of Clorox® wipes
First Grade
(Please put student’s name on each item)
10-sharpened #2 pencils
Good square eraser
5”x8” pencil box
3-24 count pkgs. crayons
Scissors
1-Elmer’s white glue
8 glue sticks
4 inexpensive folders (1 each red, yellow, green and blue)
1-4 or 8 pk. Expo dry erase chisel tip markers (red, blue, green & black) for student use
Optional: 1 box Kleenex®, 1 box quart and 1 box gallon size Zip-Loc® storage bags, and a container of Clorox® wipes
Second Grade
(Please put student’s name on each item.)
10 sharpened #2 pencils
24-count box Crayons
12” metric & inches ruler
8-Elmer’s glue sticks
1 bottle Elmer’s white glue
Scissors
3 folders
1 highlighter
1-4 or 8 pk. Expo dry erase chisel tip markers (can be colored or black)
Optional: 2 boxes Kleenex®, 1 box quart Zip-Loc® storage bags and Clorox® wipes
Third Grade
1 glue stick
1 Elmer’s white glue
8 – #2 pencils
Erasers
Pointed-end scissors
Crayons
Colored pencils
Ruler with inches & centimeters
2 – wide-lined spiral notebooks
3 folders
Case or holder for carrying pencils
2 colored checking pens for student correcting
1 highlighter
Optional: 1 dry erase marker, 2 boxes Kleenex®, 1 box Zip-Loc® storage bags (snack size), 2 containers Clorox® wipes
Fourth & Fifth Grades
(Initial all items with permanent marker)
3-ring enclosed binder (zipper or velcro w/pencil pouch)
2 pkgs. 3×5 index cards
5 wide-lined spiral notebooks (no wireless please – 3 of them should fit into the binder)
Crayons and pre-sharpened colored pencils
1-4 pk. Expo whiteboard markers (black, blue, red & green) for student use
Scissors
48 – #2 yellow pencils (no mechanical pencils)
8 inexpensive red pens for student correcting
Plastic pencil box
2 erasers
1 bottle white glue
4 plain yellow plastic folders, 1 plain red, 1 plain green, and 1 folder of your choice
Composition notebook
Optional: 1 box Kleenex®, 1 container Clorox® wipes

Gloria Jean VanVeghten

Gloria Jean VanVeghten was born December 5, 1941 in Leavenworth, Kansas: the daughter of Norman and Margie (Ramey) Winchell. She was united in marriage to Jim VanVeghten on September 19, 1968 in Miami, Oklahoma; he preceded her in death on August 6, 2010.
Gloria worked at Louise Dress Shop in Leavenworth for 20 years. Her true passion was her grandchildren and she loved spending time with them. Gloria attended all of their events and loved them dearly.
Gloria passed away on Friday, July 11, 2012 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer from cancer at the age of 72. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim and a brother Teddy Winchell. Gloria is survived by a daughter Stephanie (Chad) Seuser of Buckingham; five grandchildren: Zane, Zeke, Zian, Zury and Zoey all of Buckingham; two brothers: Charlie (Peggy) Winchell and Dick (Pauline) Winchell both of Oregon; three sisters: Judy (Jim) Owens, Sandy (Jim) Hampton and Linda (Ray) Lee all of Kansas and a sister-in-law Ann Marie Leeper of Leavenworth, Kansas. Gloria will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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