Dysart’s 42nd Annual Holiday Market and Bazaar will take place on November 9 in the Dysart Community Building from 9 AM – 3 PM. This event, which is sponsored by the Dysart Development Corporation, will feature over 50 different tables of hand crafted items, baked goods, candies and much more. There are always a number of Christmas gift ideas and decorations available also.
The Dysart Lions will be serving coffee, juice, and La Porte City Bakery rolls all morning and hot ham, and hot turkey sandwiches at noon, along with potato salad, chips, and your choice of beverages. The Union Dance Team will be serving homemade pie and ice cream for dessert to raise funds for their activities.
Enjoy a day of fun and food along with a Mingle and Jingle Holiday Shopping Experience in Dysart’s unique shops on Main Street. Explore some of the new shops as well as visiting the stores you are used to shopping in.
Questions maybe called to Dwayne Luze at 319-269-5762 or Don Lyons at 319-231-7110.
DONATION FOR RELAY FOR LIFE – A “Fight Like a Knight” t-shirt campaign raised nearly $1,500 for the 2014 Relay for Life event. Pictured from left: Lynne Peters, Bo Bader, Bre Bader, Candy Nardini, Relay for Life Coordinator, Gregg McLaughlin, Brenna Allen and Lauren Barz. Photo by Mary Bauer.
T-Shirt Campaign Promotes Cancer Awareness
Union High School seniors Bre and Bo Bader initiated “Fight Like a Knight” t-shirt promotion to boost awareness of all types of cancer during the week of October 14-20. With the support of a group of their classmates and Gregg McLaughlin of Gregg’s Sporting Goods, the Fight Like a Knight campaign was able to contribute over $1,450 to Team Armadillo, a local group of 15-20 members led by cancer survivor, Lynne Peters. Team Armadillo continues to fight the battle against cancer throughout the year. One of the events in which they participate is the Black Hawk County Relay for Life, which will be held on June 20, 2014 on the Hawkeye Community College campus. Relay For Life is a time for a community to come together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to this disease and to fight back with information, available screenings, good healthy diet and exercise.
Bo and Bre’s father, Ron Bader, has been fighting his own battle with colon cancer and the pair thought the “Fight Like a Knight” t-shirt campaign would be a great way to honor him.
With so many having been touched in one way or another by the disease of cancer, it’s never too early to call the local American Cancer Society office at 319-233-0600 to fight like a Knight and get involved in the 2014 Relay for Life by joining the planning committee, forming a team, helping sponsor the event or encouraging a cancer survivor to learn more about the Relay for Life survivor reception.
AFTERBURNERS – While his teammates watch from a distance, Jay Scheel (#2) turns on the jets for an electrifying 81 yard punt return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter in Union’s first round playoff game against Cascade. A furious comeback by the Knights ran out of time, as the Cougars won, 30-27. Photo by Mary Bauer.
The Union Knights advanced to play postseason football for the sixth consecutive season under Head Coach Joe Hadachek, knowing it would take improved play to defeat the Cascade Cougars, a team that had beaten them, 30-21, on September 27.
Despite a spirited effort from the Knights, scoring in the rematch followed a script similar to the teams’ first encounter, where Union spotted the Cougars a 17 point lead before rallying. This time, the Knights trailed, 16-0, before stunning the home team with a drive that started on their own 15 yard line with just 42 seconds remaining in the first half. Union, with no timeouts left, covered 85 yards, most of it coming on two pass plays from Jay Scheel to Brady Driscol, the last one as time expired on the second quarter clock.
Trailing 16-7, the Knights hoped to build some momentum in the second half. The combination of turnovers, penalties and big plays from Cascade quarterback, Derek Lieurance, though, allowed the Cougars to extend their lead to 30-13.
Union refused to quit, however, rallying to score two touchdowns in the final four minutes of the game. Jay Scheel’s 81 yard punt return and 33 yard touchdown pass to Tate Hadachek left the Knights out of time and three points short on the scoreboard.