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Citywide Garage Sales Sept. 19

La Porte City’s annual fall citywide garage sales will be held Saturday, September 19. The date marks the fourth consecutive year the fall garage sales will be held on the third Saturday in September and corresponds with the second annual staging of Bargains on the Bricks in downtown La Porte City on that same day.
Register by September 10 at La Porte City Printing & Design (213 Main Street), or online by clicking on the garage sale link at www.theprogressreview.co. An $8 registration fee, due when garage sale ads are placed, will publish garage sale ads in the print, digital and online editions of The Progress Review, in addition to the free garage sale flyers made available at select retail outlets in La Porte City.
When registering, please provide a name, sale location address and the day(s) and hours the sale will be open, as well as a brief listing of items available for purchase. Please call 342-2429 for more information.
A complete listing of registered garage sales will be published in the September 16 edition of The Progress Review and can be found online at www.theprogressreview.co. Garage sale flyers will be available at Gary’s Thriftway, Casey’s and Pronto in La Porte City on Thursday, September 17.
Place a Garage Sale Ad Online for the Sept. 19 La Porte City Citywide Garage Sales

Boosters Support Union Sports and Fine Arts

Become a Union Booster Club Member
School time is here and so is the start-up of our 2015-2016 sporting events and fine arts program.
Through memberships of this great community, the Union Booster Club was able to fund $37,722.26 in requests from coaches and directors during the 2014- 2015 school year.
The tailgates will be firing up with the opening of our home football games along with 50/50 raffles. Join the Union Booster Club by September 6th and you will be entered into a drawing for a free 2-person Season Pass to attend all Union home events. The winner will be announced at the home football game on September 11th.
Membership levels: $20- Single; $30 Family; $50 Red; $100 Black; $250 Silver; $500+ Knight.
Join today by using the membership form inserted in this edition of The Progress Review or by obtaining a membership form from Union Community Schools. Thank you for your support.

Governor Branstad to Recognize Centenarians

In an effort to recognize Iowans who are celebrating 100 years or more of life, Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Department on Aging are launching a call for centenarians and are planning a number of regional Centenarian Recognition events throughout the state.
For the purposes of this program, a centenarian is any older adult who will be 100 or older by Dec. 31, 2015, and whose primary residence is Iowa.
To assist the State of Iowa in recognizing centenarians, the public is encouraged to inform a centenarian, or the person’s family or caregiver, about this call for centenarians and where to access and submit an application. The application is posted on the Iowa Department on Aging’s website at www.iowaaging.gov or may be requested by calling 800-532-3213 or emailing erin.kurth@iowa.gov.
Each centenarian will receive a signed certificate from Governor Branstad that is suitable for framing and will be invited to attend a Centenarian Recognition event hosted by the Governor and sponsored by the Iowa Department on Aging and Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging. The event in Northeast Iowa will be held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Dubuque on October 7 at 11 AM.
The deadline for submitting biographical forms to the Iowa Department on Aging is Monday, Aug. 31.

UHS After Prom: They’ve Got the Meats (Raffle)

The Union High School After Prom Committee is sponsoring a raffle that begs the question, “Burgers or sausage?” One lucky winner will receive 100 lbs. of ground beef, while another will win 50 lbs. of pork sausage. Both prizes are being donated courtesy of Cory and Jan Ahrendsen. Tickets, which are $5 each or five tickets for $20, will be sold during home football games, select home varsity volleyball matches and also at the high school vocal concert.
Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will be used in support of Union High School’s After Prom activities scheduled for April 16, 2016.
The raffle drawing will be conducted on October 23 at the last regular season home football game.

Union Football: All in for 2015

If the Union Knights football team only goes as far as their offensive line can take them, then fans have every reason to be optimistic about the 2015 season. Union opens the season Friday, hosting a Gladbrook-Reinbeck team that advanced to the Class A state championship game a year ago.
In 2014, the combination of a lot of experience (20 seniors) and youth at key skill positions resulted in an overall record of 8-3, a Class 2A District 6 championship and the school’s seventh consecutive trip to the postseason. As the team prepares for the 2015 campaign, hopes and expectations are high that Union can improve on an 8-3 record from a year ago and advance beyond the second round in the state playoffs.
The foundation, anchored by returning starters Carter Hennessy, Tate Renaud, Daycen Douglass and Michael Ahrendsen, is a strong one, indeed, and opponents will have to contend with a front that averages 6’2” and 260 pounds. The primary beneficiaries of this experience are expected to be a pair of juniors, John Boisen and Isaiah Vaughan. Both return to the starting backfield, eager to turn the valuable experience they gained a year ago into bigger and better results in 2015. There is no doubt that Boisen, who began the 2014 season as the starting quarterback, and Vaughan, one of the top running backs in the district before an injury cut his season short, will have important roles in the Union offense, traditionally one of the most productive in the state. Boisen, though, will have a new array of receivers to throw to, a group eager to use their talent to gain varsity experience.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Knights return a majority of their starters, though replacing Second Team All-State performer Alex Barz and First Team All-District lineman Dakota Hopper will require some very big shoes.
Fortunately, Union has an experienced pair of shoes in the kicking game, as Dakota Hora, returns to lead the team’s placekicking duties.
Certainly, the Union Knights will be one of the teams expected to contend for another district championship in 2015. And with weapons at a variety of positions on the field, they should also be a lot of fun to watch.


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