Derek Holschlag Earns 2nd Team All-Conference Cross Country Honors

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ALL-CONFERENCE – Union’s Derek Holschlag earned Second Team All-Conference honors by virtue of placing 13th at the NICL Cross Country Meet on October 18 at Oakleaf Golf and Country Club near Reinbeck. Holschlag ran a personal best 17:11, nearly a full minute off his previous best time. Photo by Mary Bauer.

Union: Team and Individual Results

Union Girls – 13th

47 Brooke Theile, 12 19:45

66 Kaityn Helgeson, 11 20:37

75 Amber Rottinghaus, 12 21:23

76 Kaitlin Holschlag, 10 21:24

81 Maci McLaughlin, 10 21:49

86 Emma Peters, 9 22:19

Union Boys – 7th

12 Derek Holschlag, 10 17:12

31 Max Thomsen, 12 17:55

35 Caleb Larison, 12 18:07

52 Bryan Artega, 11 18:50

56 Trevor McLaughlin, 12 19:01

59 Jon Hellman, 11 19:21

64 Grant Mullen, 12 19:50

Warrant Leads to Drug Charges for LPC Man

The La Porte City Police Department served a search warrant on the home of Lee Allen Wagner, 36, of La Porte City. Items found in the residence led authorities to charge Wagner with several charges. Wagner was transported to the Black Hawk County Jail and charged with Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Deliver, Conspiracy to Manufacture/Sale of Meth (less than 5 grams), Possession of Prescription Drugs and Child Endangerment because his 15 year old son was living in the house. Wagner is being held in the Black Hawk County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

Fall Festival Fun to Benefit 1861 Cabin

Approximately 700 people turned out to enjoy a family fun-filled day sponsored by La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum’s Fall Festival. They were treated to a wide variety of entertainment  and vendors offering anything from jewelry to pottery to pumpkins and fall décor. Nostalgia reigned supreme as old Oliver, John Deere and Allis Chalmers tractors lined the 500 block of Main.   Kids had a busy day with long lines for the pony rides, balloon man, hay-fort, face painting and artist’s easels, as well as petting and feeding animals at  Hovick’s Farm Zoo. Contests were offered for pedal tractor pull, nail pounding and chore relays.  Those attending also had a chance to tour the new Herb Hake exhibit at the main Museum, watch the Spinners and Weaver’s Guild as they demonstrated how pioneers made fabric, and of course see the new exhibits at the Fire Station and Jail House.  All proceeds from the day will go toward the renovation of the 1861 log cabin.

Caregiver Conference Nov. 6

Are you a caregiver for an older family member or friend or a person with disabilities? Do you help with your parents’ household chores and finances? Do you drive an elderly or disabled friend to their doctor appointments? If so, then you are among approximately 300,000 caregivers in Iowa who provide 319 million hours of informal care each year.
In recognition of all caregivers do, Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) is inviting caregivers to a day full of fun, information, and relaxation. The Caregiver Conference and Resource Fair will be held at Cedar Valley Community Church, 3520 Ansborough Avenue in Waterloo. The event will be held on Thursday, November 6 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Keynote speaker will be Elaine Eshbaugh, PH.D, Associate Professor at the University of Northern Iowa. If you are a caregiver, make plans to attend this valuable event, enjoy a much needed break, and interact with other caregivers. There is no cost; however space is limited. Registration is required by October 31. To register or find out information about respite care while you are attending this event call LifeLong Links toll-free at 1-866-468-7887.

Sheriff’s Department: Recent IRS Phone Calls a Scam

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a telephone scam that has been reported in the area. The Black Hawk County Communications Center has received over 50 calls from area residents stating they received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The message states that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against that person and they are asked to call a phone number. One particular number was 719-201-6296. Once the person calls that number they are asked for their name, birthdate and the last four numbers of their social security number.
The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office encourages the public not to give out their personal information and that these phone calls are nothing more than a scam.