Category Archives: Other Milestones

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.

Award of Excellence Presented to Hager Insurance Agency

Hager Insurance Agency, Inc. of La Porte City was recently presented with an Award of Excellence from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company of Grinnell, Iowa. This award recognizes twenty years of outstanding achievement in the insurance profession and superior performance for Grinnell Mutual.
This year, Hager Insurance Agency also received a letter from Governor Brandstad congratulating the agency on 25 years of business in Iowa.

75 Years of Service: Dean Mullen, Greg Slick Retire

Dean Mullen and Greg Slick will celebrate their retirement from John Deere at a joint reception held in their honor from 4-8 PM on Friday, August 28 at UAW Local 838, 2615 Washington Street in Waterloo. The pair have amassed a combined 75 years of service to the company; Greg with 40 years, Dean with 35. The public is invited to come and celebrate the occasion with Dean, Greg and their families.
Please, no gifts.