Category Archives: Milestones

Dave and Jacque Reisner

Dave Reisner and Jacque Carlson were married August 10, 2016.

Area Students Earn Degrees

The following students have graduated from Drake University.
La Porte City – Brady Allen, Bachelor of Science – Health Sciences
Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,300 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students from 40 states and approximately 40 countries.
Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce the names of recent graduates. The honored students include:
La Porte City – Erin Dulin, Sierra Lichty
Evansdale – Lisa Macomber
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students-nationally and internationally-at its Fayette campus, 25 U.S. education centers, as well as centers in Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Spring 2016 University of Dubuque Dean’s List

  The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Spring Semester 2016 Academic Dean’s List: Mariah Scott and Kaylee Sherwood of La Porte City.
To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester.

Ronald R. Turner

  Ronald “Ron” Ray Turner, 74, of Dysart died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Ron was born on March 3, 1942, in Waterloo, the son of Ray and Marjorie D. Turner. Ron graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1960. He then attended the University of Dubuque for two years, majoring in Biology, and transferred to UNI for a year, majoring in Industrial Arts. In between his last year of high school and college years, Ron worked on Leech Lake (Pine Point Resort) as a dock boy, getting bait, taking care of boats, cleaning fish and guiding. He started working at John Deere Component Work in 1962 and retired as a production supervisor in 1993 after 31 years of service.
Ron was also in the Army Reserves for six years. He belonged to the 404th Signal Company with basic training in Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. His AIT training came at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Ron married Karen Wilson in 1962. They later divorced. He then married Sue Hult. They later divorced. Ron then married Kathleen Jo Larson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ron is survived by his wife, Kathleen, of Dysart; two daughters, Ronda (Russ) Egbert and their children, Ellie and Emerson, of Texas and Tristi (Cory) King and their children, Dakota, Silas Jr., and Lucas, of Cedar Falls; a son, Travis (Anne) Turner and their children, Elizabeth and Jackson, of Dysart; and a sister, Judy (Jim) Burton of Waterloo.
A Celebration of Life will take place at Turner’s Whitetail Hollow (Hwy. D65) on Saturday, August 6 from 1-5 PM. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial at the Whitetail Hollow pond.
Condolences may be left at

Steven and Alicia Heinen

  Alicia Aldrich and Steven Heinen, both of Indianapolis, IN were married May 21, 2016 by The Canal in downtown Indianapolis.
Parents of the bride are Rodger and Debbie Aldrich of Dysart. Alicia’s grandparents are the late Melvin and Mary Sheffler of La Porte City. The groom’s parents are Duane Heinen of La Porte City and Roxanne Heinen of Waterloo.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Union High School. She is currently a supervisor of pet grooming at Petco in Indianapolis.
The groom graduated from Union High School in 2004. He then served four years active duty in the US Army. He graduated from Coe College in 2012 and went on to receive his Masters in Library Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He is employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The couple reside in Indianapolis with their dog and best pal, Sookie.


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