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2014 Football: Anamosa 31, Union 28

After clinching the Class 2A District 6 championship a week ago, the 6-1 Union Knights took to the road for what promised to be a challenging non-district contest against the Anamosa Blue Raiders. After a winless campaign in Class 3A in 2013, the move to Class 2A has been a good one for the Blue Raiders, who also entered the game with a 6-1 mark, tied atop the District 4 standings with Western Dubuque of Cascade.
The Knights received the opening kickoff, but were unable to sustain a drive and had to punt. Taking possession on their 25 yard line, the Blue Raiders found the end zone on their first play from scrimmage on a 75 yard pass play, the first score against the Union defense in over 12 quarters of play.
The Knights responded with an 80 yard drive that consumed more than five minutes of the first quarter clock. After Isaiah Vaughan dashed 29 yards for a touchdown, Union was even at 7-7.
Early in the second quarter, the Union offense went on the move again, covering 63 yards in just under two minutes. When quarterback John Boisen delivered the ball in stride to Dylan Bear on a crossing route, the Knights had a 14-7 lead and appeared to be taking control of the game.
When the Union defense recovered a Blue Raider fumble on the next series, the Knights were poised to strike again. Two plays later, the Union faithful cheered what looked to be Union’s third touchdown of the game, as Vaughan went streaking past the last Anamosa defender on his way to the end zone. The play was whistled dead, however, as the officiating crew ruled he had stepped on the sideline.
Momentum shifted back to Anamosa when a Boisen pass was intercepted and returned to the Union 29 yard line. On their fourth attempt to score from the Union 1, the Blue Raiders thwarted a valiant goal line stand, and the teams were even at halftime, 14-14.
Late in the third quarter, after the teams had traded touchdowns, the Knights surrendered another big play, this one a 77 yard touchdown run to put Anamosa ahead, 28-21.
Miscues in the fourth quarter put Union in a deeper hole, as the Blue Raiders picked off two more Boisen passes, the second giving Anamosa the ball on the Union 33 yard line. While the Knights kept Anamosa out of the end zone, a 22 yard Blue Raider field goal that just crossed the uprights padded the lead to ten points, 31-21.
With just one timeout left, Boisen led the Knights quickly down the field and delivered a 6 yard scoring pass to Justin Carey with 1:32 remaining in the game.
Union’s rally came up short, however, when the Knights’ onside kick attempt was flagged for interference.
On Friday, the Knights will close out their District 6 schedule when they travel to Eldora to face a 4-4 South Hardin squad. Following the game, they will await the announcement of playoff pairings, which should find Union hosting a first round game on October 29.

Betty Schuman – 90

Betty Howland Schuman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1-3 PM on Sunday, October 26 at the La Porte City Community Center, 300 1st Street, La Porte City.
Betty was born October 22, 1924 in Independence, IA, to Gertrude and Harvey Howland. She married Harding Schuman May 4, 1943; he passed away February 4, 2008.
Hosting the event will be her children: Beverly Palmer of La Porte City, Barbara (Wesley) Walker of Muscatine, James (Jan) Schuman of Waterloo and Jon (Cindy) Schuman of Fort Dodge. Her family also includes 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Best wishes can be sent to her at 406 Maple Street, La Porte City, IA 50651.

Freckles’ Adopt-a-Pet – Jack

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.
My name is Jack and I am an adult, male Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier). I was surrendered to the shelter because I was not playing nice with the family cat. I am 6 years old and neutered. I am a good dog, but a home with no cats would be best. I do need to meet any other dogs or kids in the home prior to an adoption to make sure we all get along. My adoption fee is $150.
For more information about adopting a pet, contact: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887
cbhsadoption@mchsi.com – www.cedarbendhumanesociety.com

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 22, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel
We will howl about Halloween at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, October 23, at 10:30 AM. Children can delight in stories and activities for the upcoming holiday and have a spooky good time on Thursday morning.
Bring any craft project you are working on; knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, embroidery, etc., and join other crafty people at the library for Hawkins’ Handcrafters. This group meets on Thursday, October 23, from 1 to 3 PM.
Kids can creep into the library to create Halloween crafts on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, October 29 – 31. Craft projects will be available all day.
On October 30, at 10:30 AM, adorable costumed preschoolers will parade to La Porte City businesses and trade a trick for a treat for Story Time Trick-or-Treating. We will march through downtown rain or shine.
The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Thursday, October 31. From 3 to 6 PM, costume clad kids get a treat when they stop in the library on Halloween.
Get your 2nd or 3rd grader in the Reading is Fun Book Club. Readers meet monthly to tell about one chapter book they have recently read. Kids read and share a book of their choice. This group will meet on Thursday, November 6, at 4 PM for their first discussion. Register at the library.
Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, November, 18 at 3:45 PM, will discuss writings by Gordon Korman. Kids age 4th grade and older can register at the library and should read at least one Gordon Korman book before the discussion date.
Decorated Wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. Pickup starts Nov. 30, and proceeds benefit the library. Order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally!
Patrons can renew their borrowed books, magazines, and DVDs online. Visit www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, click the catalog tab, and log into your account using your patron and telephone numbers. Update your email and phone number here, view a list of items checked out, and renew, reserve, or bookmark materials. You can also choose to receive warning, overdue, and reserve notices by text or email.

Meditations – October 22, 2014

By Pastor Mike Gudka St. Paul United Methodist Church
My articles for this month have been a little different than what I have done in the past. For these articles I am looking at the history behind some of the great old hymns that many have come to know and love. Many of these hymns have an interesting past; they come from many different people and church denominations, and help tell a powerful story of what we believe. They can comfort us, bring back strong memories, and help us draw closer to Christ.
This week I am going to look at the wonderful hymn “We Gather Together.” This is actually a Netherlands folk hymn from the sixteenth century. Interestingly enough, it was originally written in celebration of Dutch independence from Spain. And with this in mind, it can bring new light to what the author originally meant in the phrase “The wicked oppressing,” and “So from the beginning the fight, we were winning”, and in the final phrase “O Lord, make us free.”
Here in the US, we tend to associate this hymn with Thanksgiving as we sing, “We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; he chastens and hastens his will to make known. The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing. Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.”topics/privacy-identity.

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