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Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016
Alta News
A-A Band and Choir perform (04/28/16)
This past weekend the Alta-Aurelia Band took part in a Large Group competition with approximately a dozen other schools in (Large Group means the whole ensemble is in the competition for three judges). Band Directory Ms. Nuttall said, "They did fantastic. ...
Alta Library receives new table and bench (04/28/16)
A-A LIBRARY RECEIVES NEW TABLE AND BENCH - The Alta Community Library Board and Staff would like to thank the Buena Vista County Community Foundation for their generous grant that paid for the purchase of the concrete bench and table outside of the library. Seen are board members Gretchen Miller, Anna Garcia, Joyce Sandine, and library director Andrea Hogrefe...
Alta-Aurelia whole grade sharing vs consolidation (04/28/16)
School Superintendent Lynn Evans spoke with the Pilot-Tribune this week about the current status of Alta-Aurelia school systems, and the possibility of eventually consolidating the two school systems. "We currently have a whole-grade sharing agreement between Alta and Aurelia for their middle schools and high schools. This means they maintain their own identity- separate school boards, taxes and budgets, but share students in grades six through 12."...
Buena Vista County Fair seeking parade participants (04/28/16)
If you are a member of one of the many groups in Buena Vista County- social groups, churches, clubs, cities within the county- the Buena Vista County Fair would like to see you in their parade to help showcase all the facets of our home county. "We are trying to entice all the former queens and little misses to be in our parade, wouldn't that be neat?" says Deb Jesse, who with her husband Kevin, is a member of the board organizing the BV County Fair this year, to be held from 8 a.m. ...
Alta Kiwanis (04/28/16)
Joining Kiwanians Tuesday morning was guest speaker Tim Galvin. Tim is Alta-Aurelia head girls track coach. He is assisted by Jennifer Radke. This year's team features 16 girls, three of whom are freshmen. Alta-Aurelia is in class 2-A and regularly competes against larger schools that have 20-30 girls involved. Roughly half of the season has been run. At the Russ Krai Relays held earlier in April, A-A finished one point out of first place. Lily Peterson finished first in the 400 meter race...
Alta-Aurelia Prom (04/21/16)
BV Community Theater seeks actors, singers for summer production (04/21/16)
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the BV Community Theatre, they will produce that first play again, The Music Man. "Its a favorite of Iowa people because it takes place in Iowa!" says Carol Huntzicker, treasurer for the troupe. "It's about a little town called River City, and it's very fun. ...
Relay for Life Shopping Extravaganza (04/21/16)
The Relay for Life Shopping Extravaganza will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Alta Community Center. There will be vendors, crafters and a silent auction. Some vendors include: Scentsy, Rodan + Fields, Tastefully Simple, 2nd Chance Furnishings, Thirty-One, Little for Sew Long, Wine Shop at Home, Garden Babies, K&E Beads, Tupperware and many more...
Alta and Aurelia School Boards meet, budgets approved (04/21/16)
Budget approved Both boards unanimously approved the superintendent's budgets. Trap Shooting registration fees approved At last month's meeting, Trap Shooting Coach Mike Bartholomew asked the boards for financial assistance with the cost of attending trap shooting meets. Each board approved $750 for a total of $1500 to be used for registration fees...
Pizza Party (04/21/16)
Pizza Party Story Time was held on Friday, April 8th at the Alta Library. The kids enjoyed hearing stories and poems about pizza. They also had a pizza cheer and did several pizza songs. They also enjoyed eating pizza. For their craft they made pizza on a paper plate. ...