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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
Alta News
VFW Auxiliary supports elementary school (08/25/16)
Monday afternoon, members of Alta VFW Post 6172 Auxiliary delivered a trunk-full of school supplies to Alta Elementary School. "This makes about 10 years we've been doing this," says Auxiliary Sr. Vice President Cathy Fisher. She adds it's not too late to donate, "The donation box will stay in the City Hall until Labor Day, and even after that if someone dropped off something, the ladies there would call me." Some of the things the school needs may surprise you...
Meyer to be childcare center director (08/25/16)
Katie Meyer has accepted the position the Director position at Ready, Set, Grow childcare center in Alta (pending board approval Wednesday, August 24th). "Emily Bodholdt and I have worked a long time to make this come true," she said. "It's been a dream of mine to help provide this service to the community, and when we open the doors, all that work will pay off."...
Hanover Village celebrates 20th year at August 28 festival (08/25/16)
The 20th Anniversary Hanover Festival will be held on Sunday, August 28, at the Hanover Village southwest of Alta at the Junction of M-27 and C-65. The event is scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. Keeping with tradition two of the finest polka bands will play for your listening and dancing pleasure. Malek's Fishermen from Garner, Iowa, and the Mark Vyhlidal Band from Fremont, Nebraska are back to headline the event...
Alta Kiwanis (08/25/16)
Tuesday morning, the Kiwanis club welcomed Brad Pedersen as their guest speaker. Brad is a city maintenantence worker for the city of Alta. He spoke to them about several projects the city has underway. Due to heavy truck traffic on 1st street a portion of that street was in need of repairs...
Smooth sailing (08/25/16)
Highway 7 was opened to traffic last Friday. "We still have a few punch-list things we need to take care of, but essentially it's done. It's a nice little road, and hopefully it'll stay that way for a while," said Steve McElmeel, Cherokee County construction engineer. / Photo by Chip Hubert...
New well expected in early 2017 (08/25/16)
Alta Municipal Utilities Director Randy Tilk says he expects the city's new well to come online in early 2017, a little later than originally planned due to unforeseen delays with testing the new site. In April of 2015, the casing screen collapsed in Well # 5. ...
Alta Community Blood Drive September 1 (08/18/16)
The Alta Community Blood Drive will take place Thursday, September 1 from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Alta Community Center. Schedule a blood donation appointment today. Schedule online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or contact Evelyn Meyer at 712-200-1137...
Donations (08/18/16)
Randy Ericksen and Bruce Hinkeldey (right) present Alta School Board President Gigi Nelson with a check for $2500- the proceeds from the Beuna Vista Community Theater's production of the play, "The Music Man." Carol Huntzicker, of BVCT said the box office proceeds totalled $12,000, with costs of around $7000 to stage the musical. Bruce Hinkeldey also presented the board with a check for $450, representing the proceeds from selling cupcakes made by his wife, Peg...
Deiber honored (08/18/16)
At the North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association (NIMECA) picnic on Thursday evening, August 11th, Ron Deiber of Alta was honored with a resolution plaque for "Recognition of Service" to NIMECA by CEO Greg Fritz. Ron was a valued employee for Alta Municipal Utilities, and served as Utility Superintendent from early 1973 through late 2000. After his retirement, he stayed on as Director representing AMU's generation and transmission interests...
Aurelia Daycare Board talks possibilities of expansion (08/18/16)
Wayne Miller of The Aurelia Daycare Board told the school board about their plans to build a new facility at the Aurelia school. He said the daycare has been in existance 12 years. The daycare handles about 45 children during the summer, and about 20 during the school year, and there is always a waiting list. He said they need about 2400 square feet of space, and the structure will be required to meet storm shelter standards because it will house more than 16 people...