Van Horne Community Newsletter
Greetings Van Horne Area Residents!
What a year we have been through, 2021 can’t get here fast enough for me. Between the virus and the derecho it has been a very stressful year for everyone, now you throw the Holidays in there and people are in panic mode. Make sure you slow down and take care of yourselves. Remember if it doesn’t get done it won’t matter in a week. This is going to be a pretty short newsletter, there is not a lot happening in town.
The Santa event on the 12th went well and hopefully provided a little joy for the kids in town. I need to thank the Fire Department, and the First Responders for providing the transportation for Santa and also the Business Group for providing the toys and doing the delivery. Snow on the ground and flurries coming down provided for a good environment
Remember, you if you are on Van Horne cable for TV. you need to do an alternate by the year end. That’s about all I’ve got. Your thought for the month from Kevin Kruse. Life isn’t about getting and having, it is about giving and being.
Thanks and have a great Christmas and New Year and enjoy closing out 2020.
Your Mayor Marty
Dates On Deck:
- December 24-25 City Hall closed
- December 26 Garbage/Recycle pickup (Saturday)
- December 31-Jan 1 City Hall closed
- January 2 Garbage/Recycle pickup (Saturday)
FUTURE GREEN: Future Green is looking for new members to help get new trees planted in Van Horne. The last few years, the group has struggled to find places to plant trees and to get volunteer hours. Now that Derecho 2020 has provided many bare spots in town. We need new members to get Future Green active again. The goal is to meet quarterly, more if needed, and to once again qualify for Tree City USA and to apply for grants to plant trees. If you are interested in helping or donating, please contact Darcy (319-361-0290) or Lou (641-660-6188)..
SATURDAY GARBAGE/RECYCLE PICKUP December 26 & January 2nd.
- A big THANK YOU to the Van Horne community! You continue to support the Lions’ can collection, even during the Pandemic. Because of your support, we will be able to continue supporting youth activities, once they begin again. Can you believe that during 2020 we have already redeemed $1,589.12 worth of cans!! (Anyone looking to help with this project – young or older, please contact Larry Wiebke – 228-8348.)
- Garbage Bag Holiday Special continues – 100 bags for $20, instead of $25! Contact Lou Albers 228-8641 or Larry Wiebke 228-8348.
FROM THE DIRECTOR:
Adult Fiction: THREE WOMEN DISAPPEAR by James Patterson, SHAKEUP by Stuart Woods, LOVE YOUR LIFE by Sophia Kinsella, THE WONDER BOY OF WHISTLE STOP by Fannie Flagg, Dani Pettrey books: SUBMERGED, SILENCED and COLD SHOT, HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT by Jeffery Archer, IN THE LION’S DEN by Barbara Taylor Bradford, FORTUNE AND GLORY by Janet Evanovich, THE LAW OF INNOCENCE by Michael Connelly, MARAUDER by Clive Cussler
Adult Fiction Large Print Books: GAME OF BONES by Laurien Berenson, STANDOFF by Patricia Bradley, MARSHMALLOW MALICE by Amanda Flower, NOEL STREET by Richard Paul Evans, THE CRUSING DEPTHS by Dani Pettrey, DEAD SILENCE by Robin Caroll, AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER by Ann H. Gabhart, CAROLINA BREEZE by Denise Hunter
Children’s: I AM THE STORM by Jane Yolen, TAD by Benji Davies, AFTER SQUIDNIGHT by Jonathan Fenske, THE WORST CHRISTMAS EVER by Kathleen Long Bostrom, DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS by Carrie Finison
YA: DON’T ASK ME WHERE I’M FROM by Jennifer De Leon, MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE by Syed M. Masood, LIKE SPILLED WATER by Jennie Liu, BURN OUR BODIES DOWN by Rory Power, THE BRIDGE by Bill Konigsberg, THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT by Aminah Mae Safi
Juvenile Non-Fiction: SPIDER by Gail Gibbons
Juvenile Fiction: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID THE DEEP END by Jeff Kinney, TURTLE BOY by M. Evan Wolkenstein, MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK by Barbara Dee, SKYLANDERS RETURN OF THE DRAGON KING Part One by Ron Marz, SYLVIE: SEA VIEW STAR, SAVE THE BEACH, ORGANIZER EXTRAORDINAIRE & EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA by Ali Bovis, PONY GIRLS: CHARLIE, GRACIE, PAISLEY & ZOEY by Lisa Mullarkey, BLACK LAGOON: HUBIE COOL: SUPER SPY, SUPERHERO, VAMPIRE HUNTER, THE NEW PUPPLY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON & THE POOL PARTY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON by Mike Thaler, MARVEL SPIDER-VERSE #1, #2, #3 AND #4 WEB-WARRIORS by Daniel Wolf and Joe Caramagna, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: FALLOUT #1, #2, #3 & #4 and THE FATE OF DR EGGMAN PARTS 1 and 2 by Ian Flynn, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGES books 1-9 by Kyle Higgins