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Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Alta News
Super animals at the Alta Community Library (07/31/15)
Last Friday, July 24, the Blank Park Zoo from Des Moines visited the Alta Community Library. Blank Park Zoo has a Summer Library Program with a variety of sub-programs designed to fit any audience size and to let children get up close to learn about animals. ...
Alta Trails meeting revived (07/31/15)
An Alta Trails meeting took place at City Hall on the evening of July, 28. This was the first meeting Alta has had for a good while to discuss city trails that will link up with the county wide trails that the Buena Vista County Trails Advisory Council (BVCTAC) are still currently working on. This meeting's intention was to get interest kindled in the projects, attain input from the Alta community, and for the common goal of having a trail system in the City of Alta...
Trinity Lutheran Alta to host Camp Discovery (07/31/15)
Trinity Lutheran Alta will be hosting this Summer's Vacation Bible School along with the Alta United Methodist Church. Camp Discovery will be August 3rd - 7th. The evening will begin with a light meal at 5:30 p.m. and then at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. will be the lessons and activities. ...
Kiwanis (07/31/15)
Tuesday's guest speaker was Jane Weber. Jane and her husband DJ who are members of the BV County Fair Board. Jane thanked all who volunteered to help at the fair. Following are some of the highlights of the recently completed BV County Fair. Attendance: 1500 per day except for Sunday when attendance was down. Return of a carnival to the fair after a 10 year absence: McDermott Shows out of Anthon...
Alta Fire Dept. water fights (07/31/15)
The Alta Fire Department hosted it's annual water fight at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. These water fights are a fun way to practice and train in case of an emergency. Alta hosted personnel and their families from the fire departments of Breda, Lawton, Bronson, Hull, Sioux Center, Schaller, Storm Lake, and Elkader to participate in the water fight events. ...
Concession Stand receives extension (07/24/15)
Last fall, the City of Alta park board was awarded a Buena Vista County Community Foundation matching grant in the amount of $4,799. The purpose of the grant was to build an overhead extension adjacent to the concession stand at the Alta Ball Complex which is home to many youth baseball and softball games during the months of May, June and July. ...
Developing Alta (07/24/15)
Twenty years after the beginning of West Links Estates, the trees planted have matured. Both coniferous and deciduous reach for the blue summer sky and tall grasses whisper all along the gentle beginnings of the Little Maple River. This is the most distinguishing feature between new Maple Creek and other developments. "It's kinda like going back on the prairie coming here right now, owner Paul Koth said. "Driving by on the highway you wouldn't guess there's anything like that around here."...
Cleaning up the park (07/24/15)
Alta city officials are concerned with the deterioration of the trailer park located just west of Leander Street. Several of the manufactured residences are being disregarded or totally abandoned by the renters or owners. There has been demolitions taking place there for a few years due to the structures not meeting city, state, or international code. ...