Van Horne Community Newsletter – February 2021

Greetings Van Horne Area Residents!

Van Horne Mayor Marty Junge

Well what can I say the weather was true to form after dumping plenty of snow events, even an old time blizzard, and then threw us into the deep freeze for two weeks. As I write this it is supposed to get warmer in the next few days.

Kind of hard to write about any happenings in town, between the COVID virus and cold I don’t think hardly anybody was out and about unless you had to be. I think the Lions are going to be starting their breakfasts soon and the Legion is going to start some fish or chicken sandwiches soon.

Starting in March Sons of Legion will resume their tenderloin and chicken sandwich meals on the third Monday of month. Track practice begins March 1 so watch out for kids on the streets, as I don’t think they will be able to run on the track for a while.

Summer ball will be starting registration soon, and I believe it will be online.

I guess with last two items we can start thinking about warmer weather anyway. Your thought for the month is from me — Stay healthy and warm.

Your Mayor Marty.

Have a great rest of the month.

PET LICENSE: It is that time of year again.

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)..

FIRE HYDRANTS: With all of the snow we have had recently, please take a moment and check the fire hydrants near your home and possibly shovel them out if need be. We all hope that they are never needed, but when they are, every second helps.

You can pay water payments online now at     plc# is a002ur

Dates On Deck
February 19 Legion fish/chicken sandwich meal 319-228-8726
February 21 Lions Breakfast 8:30 – 12:30 at the community center. Dine in or Carry Out
March 8 Van Horne City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m.
March 15 Sons of the Legion Chicken/tenderloin sandwich meals

FROM THE DIRECTOR: The Insect Zoo will be here in July, sign up will be required as they can only host so many at one time, stay tuned for more information 😊 Thursday July 22 from 9:45 to 10:45 at the Community Center

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK: We have fun for you, come in and pick a wrapped book, there are small hints written on them. You sign out the pick and read it, even if it is not an author or genre you would normally read, REMEMBER it is a BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK. We will run this the whole month of February so come in and let’s have some fun!!!!!!!

Adult Fiction: NEIGHBORS by Danielle Steel, ROBERT B. PARKERS: SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME by Ace Atkins, SPIN by Patricia Cornwell, ALL THE COLORS OF NIGHT by Jayne Ann Krentz, THE SHADOW BOX by Luanne Rice
Adult Fiction Large Print Books: MISS JANIE’S GIRLS by Carolyn Brown, IN THE LION’S DEN by Barbara Taylor Bradford, BURDEN OF PROOF by Davis Bunn, MIMI LEE READS BETWEEN THE LINES by Jennifer J. Chow, LOVE AND A LITTLE WHITE LIE by Tammy L. Gray, PIECING IT ALL TOGETHER by Leslie Gould, ONE FOR THE BOOKS by Jenn McKinlay, MINUTES TO DIE by Susan Sleeman
Adult Non-Fiction: THE ANSWER IS…REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE by Alex Trebek
Children’s: THOMAS AND THE LEPRECHAUN by Christy Webster, BERENSTAIN BEARS: ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Mike Berenstain, MOOSE, GOOSE, and MOUSE by Mordicai Gerstein
Juvenile Non-Fiction: MONARCH BUTTERFLY BY Gail Gibbons
Juvenile Fiction: MR CORBETT IS IN ORBIT by Dan Gutman, GONE TO THE WOODS SURVIVING A LOST CHILD by Gary Paulsen, IN A FLASH by Donna Jo Napoli

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