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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Alta News
Hy-Vee, Kiwanis team up to help Alta Elementary (06/30/16)
Tuesday morning, Marie Michelsson of Alta Kiwanis, delivered over $99,557 in receipts to Manager of Perishables, Amanda Fitchett, at Hy-Vee in Storm Lake. In return, Hy-Vee will donate $663 to Alta Elementary School. As part of Hy-Vee's "Cash for Students" program, they donate one dollar to Alta Elementary School for each $150 in receipts (less tax, alcohol purchases, pharmacy, and a few other items.) The receipts are from shopping trips citizens of Alta saved, then gave to Kiwanis...
Alta, Aurelia OK track renovation bidding process (06/30/16)
The Alta and Aurelia school boards held a special meeting Monday evening in Alta to approve two separate payments to Beck Engineering for planning the renovation at both of the school's tracks, and soliciting bids from contractors to perform the work. ...
Yoga (06/30/16)
Wednesday morning, Lisa Turnquist taught yoga to the youngsters at the Alta Library by impersonating animal characters in stories. Here, they show their crocodile impersonation. The yoga demonstration was part Sally Van Houten's "Ready, Set, Read" program which encourages the children to be active this summer. / Photo by Chip Hubert...
Highway 7 Project on schedule (06/30/16)
Darwin Bishop, District 3 Engineer for the Iowa DOT, said the project is on schedule and going well. "We have completed milling off three inches of the old surface, and we are working on widening and patching the road now, and that should be finished this week. Some sections will be widened four feet, and some will be six feet. Then we will begin resurfacing the road with four inches of asphalt." Bishop said the road is closed, but as of Wednesday morning, it was open to Jone's Nursery...
Alta Kiwanis (06/30/16)
Tuesday's special guest speaker was Melissa Green. Melissa and her husband serve as Co-Commodore at this year's Star Spangled Spectacular in Storm Lake. Festivities kick off July 3rd with a Classic Car parade, and a show at Sunset Park with music featuring the Storm Lake Municipal Band at 6:30 p.m. ...
Ready, Set, Grow hopes to open in August (06/23/16)
The Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Learning Center looks like a child care center now, with kid-size furniture and educational games on the shiny, newly refinished hardwood floors of the old school building in downtown Alta. Board member Danelle Haberman said, "All of it has been donated, and there is still a lot more we need."...
Blank Park Zoo visits the Alta Library (06/23/16)
The 2016 Summer Reading Program kicked off, Monday, June 13th with four animals from the Blank Park Zoo. As the children came into the library they guessed how many plastic animals were in a jar. Macy D was the winner of the contest. The zoo brought a box turtle, fox snake, ferret, and a small alligator. The children learned about each animal and tried to find Olympic games that would meet their physical ability...
Alta-Aurelia schools to open bids on track renovation (06/23/16)
Bids from contractors vying to renovate the athletic tracks at the Aurelia and the Alta schools will be opened Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Central School office in downtown Alta. The schools hired Beck Engineering to draw up specifications for the tracks. The Aurelia project is estimated to come in at $288,000, and the Alta project is estimated at $428,000...
Annual audit for A-A school district released (06/23/16)
Each year, Iowa law requires school districts to be financially audited. Alta-Aurelia Community School District was audited by Cornwell, Frideres, Maher & Associates, P.L.C. The results were released May 16th. For the year, the district had revenues of 7,837,358 which is an increase of 1.4% over the previous year. ...
The art of Kenpo (06/23/16)
Dan Waites of Storm Lake Kenpo Karate gave a quick self-defense lesson to the youngsters at the Alta Library Wednesday morning. Waites taught the kids about balance, awareness of their surroundings, and other principles of self defense. The library will host a yoga demonstration next Wednesday, the 29th at 10 a.m. / Photos by Chip Hubert...