Vietnam vet receives medals 43 years late
Bob Rohlfsen is a very proud Vietnam veteran who received a Bronze Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. For many years, he was aware that there were problems with his discharge papers but he was willing to let it go. His kids, now grown, urged him to check into it and with the help of Congressman Steve King and his office, it was discovered there were several other medals that he had not received in the mix up...
Alta-Aurelia School Boards meet; approve contracts, text book and bus purchases
The Alta-Aurelia School Boards met at Alta for their regular monthly meeting on Monday. The Alta master contract, classified staff contracts and administrative contracts have been settled for the 2013-14 school year and approved by the school board...
City council waives residency requirement for new employee who lives in Aurelia
At last week's Alta City Council meeting, several people were in discussing their water issues. A group from the West Links area said there were many water problems after the Memorial Day rains. They shared that they believe that there should be a way to funnel the water away from the houses and that they believe the water is not moving properly through the tiles. "There must be some way to move the water in a more efficient manner," they said...
90th Fairview Alumni Banquet held
The 90th Fairview Alumni Banquet was held at 11:59 a.m. on June 1 at the Alta Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall with 27 people attending. The officers for 2013 were President Dick Anderson, Vice President Richard Pedersen and Secretary/Treasurer Joyce Rohweder...
Lori Phillips hired as new elementary principal
Lori Phillips has been hired as the Alta-Aurelia elementary principal. She grew up in Mapleton and graduated from Maple Valley Communitåy School District in 1981. She is the oldest of five children. She began her career as a teacher in 1988 after graduating from Morningside College. She taught high school Spanish in several districts...
A-A Middle School students have writings published in book
The writings of 11 Alta-Aurelia Middle School students were selected to be a part of the Harvest 2013 book put out annually by Northwest AEA. Writings of prose and poetry were sent in at the beginning of the school year, selected from classroom writing. They were informed at the end of the school year that their writings were selected...
Alta-Aurelia Honor Rolls for fourth quarter
High School Straight A: Freshmen: Jack Glienke, Joseph Kueny Sophomores: Kirk Carlson, Trenton Delp, Katelynn DeRoos, Brandon Glienke, Brielle Kolpin, Alex Larson, Erica Lockin, Zachary Lukkes, Matthew Swanson, Grace Weiland Juniors: Molly McDaniel, Paige Sivinski, Mikayla Tuttle...
Alta-Aurelia Girls' Golf Team is Class 2A State Champion!
The Alta-Aurelia Girls' Golf Team earned championship honors at the state contest last week. They were welcomed into town by the fire trucks last Wednesday and a short program was held. At left top - the parade of trucks. Above - teammates Lexie Patton, Erica Lockin, Steph Stange, Kelsi Snyder, Jenna Snyder and Val Hernandez. Left bottom - number one! Middle - coaches Jeanne Strock and LeAnn Patton with their trophy. Below - bringing home the trophy. /Photos by Lorri Glawe...
Gardening at Wee Care Preschool
Wee Care Preschool teacher Glenda Lewis has a love for gardening - and she shared that passion with her young students. The teacher gave the students the chance to play in the dirt and gave the opportunity to plant seeds, all starting in the classroom which is located at Church of Christ. ...
Aurelia woman shares memories of 'hermit' grandpa; book signing at Alta Library
There were all sorts of stories about the Cherokee County man who many referred to as a hermit but to his grandchildren, he was just grandpa whom they all loved to visit. Berniece Spinelli of Aurelia has recently penned her memories of her grandpa,Thomas Everett Smith, who most know as Barney the hermit...