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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Alta News
National Night Out scheduled for next Tuesday (07/28/16)
The city of Alta will come together for National Night Out August 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Shelter House on the Southeast side of the football field. Alta Mayor Ron Neulieb says, "National Night Out is a way for the public to get to know the sheriff, the fire department and the other public servants, and it has proven to be a very effective way to do that. ...
Water fights to be held Sunday at the fire station (07/28/16)
Area Fire Departments will converge in Alta Sunday for a little head-to-head water fighting competition. Alta Fire Chief Bubba Reetz explains waterfights like this: two teams stand about 50 feet apart with a keg hanging from a cable overhead. The teams try to force the keg to the opposite side by spraying it with their hose, drenching the other team in the process. Reetz says, "It gets pretty interesting with their stream raining down on you."...
VFW Auxiliary seeks back-to-school donations (07/28/16)
School is fast approaching. The VFW Auxiliary is again collecting school supplies for the underprivileged students. All donations are greatly appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at the Alta City Hall during business hours, or at 505 Johnson Street in Alta. If you have any questions, please call Cathy at 200-1761...
Donations (07/28/16)
Glenn Huntington of Alta Kiwanis presents a check for $520 to Randy Ericksen and Carol Huntzicker of the Buena Vista Community Theater, to go towards upgrading the sound system in the Roxy Theater. Huntington said members of the theater spoke to the Kiwanis recently, explaining the needed improvements, which will help the city's schools as well as the theater group. / Photo by Chip Hubert...
Alta Kiwanis (07/28/16)
Corbett Butler was the featured speaker at Alta Kiwanis this past Tuesday morning. For the past four years, Corbett has been Alta-Aurelia high school and elementary Band Director. During that four year period, the band has experienced much growth. Grades 5-8 have 100 members. The middle school band in Aurelia is led by Nicole Nuttle. The high school band has 50 members...
BV Community Choir looking for singers (07/21/16)
Anyone interested in singing in the newly formed Buena Vista Community Choir is invited to join us to perform at Alta's National Night Out. The rehearsals will be held at 7 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre in Alta on July 24th, 27th, and 31st with a performance on August 2nd. No prior experience needed...
A-A Music goes international (07/21/16)
Six current and former students of Alta-Aurelia, along with Mr. Butler, toured through Europe with the Iowa Ambassadors of Music. They toured from July 3th to July 19th, and performed and visited seven countries across Europe. / Photo courtesy of Alta-Aurelia Music...
Highway 7 on schedule, so far (07/21/16)
"We expect the Highway 7 project to be completed by the second or third week of August, assuming no more weather delays," says Steve McElmeel, construction engineer for DOT District 3. Paving is currently underway. Asphalt is put down in two inch layers, called "lifts," so the asphalt can be compacted properly. ...
Kids receive golfing lessons (07/21/16)
Golf pro Tom Thompson gave a demonstration of his sport to youngsters at the Alta library Wednesday morning. He emphasized the role of honesty in the sport of golf, along with the benefits of exercise. He showed them his first set of golf clubs, which were plastic toys from his childhood, but he said he practiced with them all the time, teaching himself how to hit the ball. ...
Alta Kiwanis (07/21/16)
The guest speaker Tuesday morning was Robin Hogrefe. Robin is a pharmacist at Storm Lake Hy-Vee Pharmacy. Robin has in the past worked Bedel's Pharmacy, assisted living facilities, and clinics. She has training in Doctorate Programs. Robin has seen many changes in the years relating to her profession. ...