Van Horne Newsletter: October 2019

Greetings Van Horne Area Residents!

Van Horne Mayor Marty Junge

Harvest in full swing, leaves just starting to drop, which is a little late, but I guess it’s time to start preparing for our winter season. Time to get outside things put away and clean up one last time. Ok, now a discussion on the community room. I think we all agree we have a great facility and would like to keep it that way.

The facility gets a lot of use and normal wear and tear are expected, but this last month has not been good. We had a group of kids that decided to have chair races in the folding chairs by having someone ride while tipped back and another person pulling them. They left big grooves in the floor and black marks on the floor as well as the walls. They may lose their rights to the center. Also, after use the doors were not locked which wasn’t discovered till the next day and also a burner on the stove was left on overnight, kind of scary.

Also, my favorite subject. A dog made a deposit on the floor. Two questions. Why was a dog in there? and No. 2 – Why wasn’t it cleaned up? We are going to be forced to make changes in the way the center is used. We have also found out that extra keys have been made and it has actually had people meeting in there that had not even contacted Linda to get a key.

We are sorry for the 90 percent of groups and people that do a great job of using then cleaning and leaving it like they found it. It is always the 10% that ruin it for all, so when changes are made it will affect everyone using the community room. The council will make a decision on how things will be handled at next month’s council meeting. If you have thoughts or ideas, let a council member know or come to the meeting.

Now a few events coming up in town. The Methodist church annual Harvest Dinner is on the 19th. The Lions breakfast is the 20th. The Sons of the Legion tenderloin and chicken dinner is on the 21st. Halloween is on the 31st, hot dogs, etc. at community room from 5-6 p.m. with trick or treating to follow. The Lutheran church will have their annual soup dinner on November 5th. Remember to also vote on the 5th.

The handicap merry-go-round project is complete. The sidewalks have been poured. Thanks to everyone that helped with this project, especially Ron, for Sally’s Memorial. We will have a dedication sometime next summer. The kids in town will enjoy this for years to come. Keep safe this fall, a lot of slow-moving vehicles on the roads. Also watch for kids on trick or treat night. I know some of the dates on here will be over before you get the newsletter, but I include them because a lot of people read it online.

Your thought for the month from John Lennon. Life is what happens to you while your busy making other plans.

Thanks and have a great rest of the month. Your Mayor Marty Junge

Dates On Deck

  • October 15 Rev Lingard – Stamp Collecting at Library 6:30 p.m.
  • October 16 Battery Up Fire Dept. Smoke Detector Battery Replacement 6:00 p.m.
  • October 19 Salem UMC Harvest Dinner from 5-7 p.m. at Salem Church
  • October 20 Lions Breakfast from 8:00 – 11:30 at the CC – Biscuits and Gravy
  • October 21 Sons of the Legion Tenderloin/Chicken Dinner from 5-8 at the Legion
  • October 28 String Art with Elizabeth at the Library at 6:30 p.m.
  • October 29 Senior Citizen Luncheon @CC at Noon
  • October 31 Lions Halloween Party from 5-6 p.m. at Community Center
  • October 31 Trick or Treat
  • November 5 Election Day
  • November 5 St Andrews Lutheran Church Soup Supper 5 – 7 p.m. at St Andrews
  • November 11 City Council Meeting @ 6:30 @ City Hall
  • November 11 Veteran’s Day
  • November 18 Sons of the Legion Tenderloin/Chicken Dinner from 5-8 at the Legion

SALEM UMC HARVEST DINNER from 5-7 p.m. at Salem Church. Menu includes Ham Balls, Beef Sandwich, Potato Casserole, Baked beans, Salads, Desserts and a Drink. Free Will Offering. For Carry Outs in Van Horne call 319-228-8364.

STANDREW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH SOUP SUPPER is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th from 5-7:00 p.m. at 307 3rd Ave. Serving Chili, Vegetable Beef & Chicken Noodle Soups, Sandwiches, Desserts & Beverages. Free Will donation. Profits to Missions. Carry outs in Van Horne only. Call 319-228-8325.

BATTERY UP: Smoke Detector check and battery replacement: On Wednesday, October 16th, the Van Horne Fire Department will be around checking smoke detectors and replacing batteries, free of charge. New detectors and carbon monoxide detectors will be available for sale, at cost just leave your porch light on and they will stop or call Larry Hlas at 319-228-8610. This is a free service provided by the Van Horne Fire Department volunteers to help keep all Van Horne citizens safe.

KEYSTONE CARE CENTER: After a short hospital stay in the hospital you may need help before you can go home and be on your own. Check out the Keystone Care Center regardless of your age. They can help with rehab from Pneumonia, Flu, knee replacement, respitory failure, broken bones, falls, car accidents, joint replacements, hip replacement, head injuries, stroke and much more. Call 319-442-3234 for information.

REC: HELP NEEDED!

Positions are open for becoming a Rec Board committee member! Duties would include helping with set up/tear down of concessions during BYSA soccer in the spring and fall as well as organizing summer ball for the girls and boys of Van Horne. Please email vanhornerec@gmail.com if interested or for more information on volunteering your time and leadership for the Rec Board. Our kids would not be able to have these amazing opportunities growing up without the volunteers of this community.

LIONS

  • Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast October 20th from 8:30 – Noon
  • Halloween Party on October 31st at the Community Center from 5 p..m. – 6 p.m. Hot-dog, chips, cookie and drink provided. Trick or Treat to follow.

LEGIONS NEWS

  • We have done some remodeling in the Legion Hall. Everything so far was donated, and it looks great We are now looking to raise $2,000 for a new floor. Please consider a donation.
  • October 21st Sons of the Legion Tenderloin and Chicken Dinner

LIBRARY NEWS FROM THE DIRECTOR

NEW MATERIALS

Adult Fiction: THE DARK SIDE by Danielle Steel, FIREWALL by DiAnn Mills, THE GIRL BEHIND THE RED ROPE by Ted Dekker, THE CHASE by DiAnn Mills, ROGUE STRIKE by David Ricciardi, KILLER INSTINCT by James Patterson, PURSUIT by Joyce Carol Oates, THE PARIS ORPHAN by Natasha Lester, NOTHING VENTURED by Jeffrey Archer, VENDETTA IN DEATH by J.D. Robb, THE TITANIC SECRET by Clive Cussler, THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King, THE TIMEPIECE by Beverly Lewis, TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE by Susan Isaacs, NO JUDGEMENTS by Meg Cabot, MET HER MATCH by Jude Deveraux

Large Print Books: NO OCEAN TO WIDE by Carrie Turansky, THE BRIDES OF THE BIG VALLEY by Wanda E. Brunstetter, A LADY’S GUIDE TO GOSSIP AND MURDER by Dianne Freeman, MURDER IN THE READING ROOM by Ellery Adams, THE KILLING TIDE by Dani Pettrey, DEADLY INTENTIONS by Lisa Harris, THE LONG FLIGHT HOME by Alan Hlad, LIFE AND OTHER INCONVIENCES by Kristan Higgins, THE WOUNDED THORN by Fay Sampson, TIMES GONE BY #3 by Tracie Peterson, MORE NEWS TOMORROW by Susan Richards Shreve, THE ME I USED TO BE by Jennifer Ryan

Children’s: THAT’S SO RUDE by Mike Berenstain, SNACK ATTACK by Terry Border, ALFRED’S BOOK OF MONSTERS by Sam Streed, FANCY NANCY: SHOE LA LA! By Victoria Saxon, THE BEST SEAT IN KINDERGARTEN by Katharine Kenah, SCHOOL OF FISH: FRIENDSHIP ON THE HIGH SEAS by Jane Yolen, JUNIPER KAI: SUPER SPY by Laura Gehl, A CRAZY MUCH LOVE by Joy Jordan-Lake, FLY by Mark Teague, EVERYONE COUNTS by Judy Sierra

YA: PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by Randy Ribay, LIKE A LOVE STORY by Abdi Nazemian, PAN’S LABYRINTH: THE LABYRINTH OF THE FAUN by Guillermo del Toro, SYMPTOMS OF A HEARTBREAK by Sona Charaipotra, SHATTER CITY by Scott Westerfield

Juvenile Non-Fiction: CHRISTMAS TREE BOOK by Tomie DePaola’s

DVDS: Godzilla, Rocketman, Ghost Rider Collection, A Dog’s Way Home, Secret Life of Pets 2, Godzilla King of the Monsters, Mayday, John Wick Chapter 3

Juvenile Fiction: MY LIFE AS AN ICE CREAM SANDWICH by Ibi Zoboi, MONSTER HUNTERS 1-4: CONFRONT THE GOAT MAN, DISCOVER THE THUNDERBIRD, SEEK THE MOGOLLON MONSTER, and SPOT THE LOVELAND FROG by Jan Fields, THE ADVENTURES OF SAMUEL OLIVER 1-4: THE ANCIENT CAVE, BATTLESHIP RESCUE, THE IRON ISLAND and THE MONSTER OF THE DEEP by Taylor Zajonc, ROBYN HOOD 1-4: METROPOLIS ORPHANAGE, RIVALS, HOODNAPPED and ARCHER by Jenna Lynn, JUDY MOODY: BOOK QUIZ WHIZ by Megan McDonald, THE DOG WHO LOST HIS BARK by Eoin Colfer, STRIKE ZONE by Mike Lupica

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