Category Archives: Other Milestones

Heartland to Celebrate 120th Anniversary

Heartland Community Church, 705 Bishop Avenue, La Porte City, is excited to celebrate 120 Years in Ministry on Sunday, October 11, 2015 and invites everyone to celebrate the milestone with them. Community members are invited to attend “Heartland Live” at 10 AM with music, videos, sketches and a guest appearance by Union alumnae, Jenn (Tow) Petersen.
Following the service a free meal will be served consisting of BBQ Brisket and Pulled Pork and all the fixings. At approximately 1PM, the celebration will continue with a concert by Heartland Worship, solos/group performance, and more music from Jenn (Tow) Petersen.
All are invited to join the party and celebrate 120 years of community and friendship.

Hawkeye Announces Summer 2015 Graduates

The following area students are Hawkeye Community College summer graduates, along with their programs of study and honors (* denotes Honors 3.5-3.74 GPA; ** High Honors GPA 3.75-3.99).
Dysart: Ranae Grimm, Medical Laboratory Technology
La Porte City: Megan Leibold, Liberal Arts; Bryanna McFarland, Human Resource Management; Joshua Fisher**, Paramedic; Kathryn Maxwell**, Natural Resources Management
Mount Auburn: Michelle Docherty*, Paramedic

Roger Greek to Retire


Roger Greek of La Porte City will retire from John Deere Engine Works, 3801 W. Ridgeway Avenue, Waterloo, at 9 AM on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 after 49 years of service.

UIU Announces Summer 2015 Dean’s List

Upper Iowa University (UIU) recently announced the Dean’s List for the Summer term 2015. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student.
Among the honorees were Jennifer Docekal, a Business Administration major from Dysart; Holly Fell, a Marketing major from La Porte City and Jessica Sparks, a Health Services Administartion major from La Porte City.

Neil – Johnson


Paige Neil of La Porte City and Tucker Johnson of Cedar Falls are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Parents of the couple are Shane and Carrie Neil of La Porte City, and Kreg and April Johnson of Cedar Falls and Monique Johnson and Dan Gebhardt, both of Hudson.
The bride-to-be earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State and is a zoo keeper at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. The groom-to-be is employed by ESPN, also in Omaha.
Vows are planned for 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Rotary Reserve, rural Cedar Falls.