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Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Alta News
Food Drive taking place in Alta (11/20/14)
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 (11/20/14)
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 (11/13/14)
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 (11/13/14)
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 (11/13/14)
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. ...
City employees could see hike in health care insurance options (11/13/14)
Jeff Stewart of Farm Bureau Financial Services discussed with Alta City Council members last Monday regrading city employee health insurance needs in the coming year. Stewart and the council discussed plans and quotes. Last year plans were $14,000 premiums but next year employees could see an increase of about 40 percent to $19,000 if the city decides to go with their current plan. ...