Pender Tree Lighting
Last Sunday night, Alta community members gathered around to light the Pender Memorial Christmas tree. Shown here is the tree lit by the family. It stands at First and Main streets in Alta. Attendees were treated to cookies and refreshments after the gathering. /Photo by Tessa Moser...
Community Chamber discusses upcoming events
Last Thursday, Alta Community Chamber members met at the community building to recap and discuss upcoming events. The attendance was up at the tree lighting and the event was a success. Attendees figured there was about 100 people at the event. In another agenda item, the chamber decided to take over the Easter egg hunt from the Kiwanis group...
School board members attend meetings; report back on what they learned
A few board members from the Alta and Aurelia school districts went to meetings with the Iowa Association of School Boards. At the December meeting, they shared about what they learned from the IASB Delegate Assembly and Convention. Gigi Nelson spoke first about a few sessions she attended - a review of the school finance formula. She explained that a task force was created in the state after a request for a five year legislative study which they reported on...
The Lord's Cupboard Receives a $2,000 Grant to Help Stock Food Pantry
ALTA, IOWA -- The Lord's Cupboard has received a $2,000 Working Here Fund grant to stock its pantry in Alta with a variety of meats and staples. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America's (FCS America) Working Here Fund. The Lord's Cupboard is supported through donations of food and money from the community. An average of 56 community members, representing about 14 households, receives food assistance through the pantry each month...
Drainage area discussed at latest council council meeting
Tuesday night, Alta City Council members, engineers, and members of the public came together to discuss what lies ahead for the a particular drainage area in the community. The owner of the properties at West Links housing addition was in attendance to inform the council that the residents who live on the land are getting anxious about a decision in regards to the drainage. ...
Food Drive taking place in Alta
Alta Municipal Utilities and the City of Alta are sponsoring their 8th annual food drive to serve the needy people in our community. The winter season is fast approaching and it brings additional hardships with it. Together we can make a difference in the lives of the needy. We can make sure that no one in our community goes hungry during this upcoming holiday season...
Alta Municipal Utilities looks at current prices
The Alta Municipal Utility Board met last Wednesday. They talked about the condition of a truck that the employees use. While they did not make any action to purchase a new truck, the plan is to keep an eye on the truck's condition. There is trouble with the fuel pump and steering. The current vehicle the utility uses is a 1998...
MOPS Shopping Extravaganza 2014
Above left: Tenlay Neilsen and her Grandma Cindy Nielsen look at "I Want My Pacifier: by Tony Ross. Melissa Lamaak of USBORNE Books & More was the vendor for the educational book company. Above right: Dana Erickson of the MOPS group holds up a purchase from vendor Mary & Martha. ...
A-A School Board plans for future
The Alta-Aurelia School Board met Monday night. A variety of topics were discussed. After Superintendent Lynn Evans went over scenarios with the board members in conjunction with the Iowa Association of School Boards old and new business was discussed. ...
Iowan shares fossil discoveries at library
The Alta Community Library hosted Iowa resident and avid fossil collector Robert Wolf on Tuesday, November 11. He covered fossil history of over four billion years in a matter of 30 minutes. Children in the room got to take home a geode, an Iowa crystal, and a 300 million old fossil after the performance. ...