Van Horne Newsletter – June 2021

Van Horne Mayor Marty Junge

Van Horne Community Newsletter
June 2021
Greetings Van Horne Area Residents!

As we know Iowa weather goes from one extreme to another. Maybe if I mention a lawn mowing day like I mentioned tree trimming last summer, it will start to rain.

Slowly things are getting back to normal from the pandemic, events are happening, people visiting along the streets, little league and high schools sports with spectators, as well as Lions club breakfasts.

We decided that if you have planted new trees since the derecho, that you can signup at City Hall for reduced sewer rates. We will discount $5 per tree per month to your water bill.

Hopefully also next month we will have our Van Horne tree giveaway details from our grant we are getting. We hope to have sizes, varieties etc. for July’s newsletter. Thanks to Darcy and Linda for working on this.

We continue to have fewer blue tarps and missing siding in town. Hopefully contractors will finish everyone up before winter. We are also seeing some small theft problems happening in town. People are stealing catalytic converters off of vehicles as well as also siphoning gas. Keep your eyes and ears open so we can get this stopped before it escalates.

The update at the sewer plant is slowly trudging along, but has to be done before winter.

With the Fourth of July approaching, this months thought for the month is patriotic and from an unknown. “We will stand by the right, we will stand by the true, we will live, we will die for the red white and blue.”

Thanks and have a great rest of the month as well as summer. Your Mayor Marty

Dates On Deck

June 29 Senior Citizen Luncheon at Noon @ Community Center (WELCOME BACK)
July 12 City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
June 5 City Wide Garage Sales

  • There has been a lot of discussion regarding the 103 Main St. Mary is hoping someone creative can help her come up with a name for the market. Anyone with a good idea can give her a call 560-5258. She is also hoping to host a Farmers Market coming this FALL. Stay tuned for updates.
  • The City has been asked to ask residents if they could refrain from blowing grass clippings onto the alley and roadways when mowing. This is a HUGE hazard for bikes and motorcycles.

Caring for the lives of our Seniors
• Skilled
• Long term Care
• Therapy / Outpatient
• Home Health
• Meals on Wheels
• Assisted Living
Call today (319) 442-3234

LIBRARY NEWS
FROM THE DIRECTOR:

NEW MATERIALS

Adult Fiction: Robyn Carr: VIRGIN RIVER, SHELTER MOUNTAIN, WHISPERING ROCK, A VIRGIN RIVER CHRISTMAS, ANGEL’S PEAK, FORBIDDEN FALLS, MOONLIGHT ROAD, PROMISE CANYON, WILDMAN CREEK, HARVEST MOON, HIDDEN SUMMIT AND REDWOOD BEND. ROBERT B. PARKER’S PAYBACK by Mike Lupica, 21ST BIRTHDAY by James Patterson, SOOLEY by John Grisham, BRAND OF LIGHT and DAWN OF VENGEANCE by Ronie Kendig, THE LADY HAS A PAST by Amanda Quick, THE NEWCOMERS by Mary Kay Andrews, FINDING ASHLEY by Danielle Steel, FAMILY REUNION by Nancy Thayer, SWEETWATER GAP by Denise Hunter. Susan Sleeman series: COLD TERROR, COLD TRUTH, COLD FURY, COLD CASE, COLD FEAR, COLD PURSUIT and COLD DAWN. HIDDEN by Fern Michaels, THAT SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner

Adult Fiction Large Print Books: LETHAL INTENT by Cara Putman, DEAD BROKE by Vannetta Chapman, CHECKING OUT CRIME by Laurie Cass, AN EXTRAVAGANT DEATH by Charles Finch, SHADOWS OF THE WHITE CITY by Jocelyn Green, BLACKBERRY BEACH by Irene Hannon, THE BOUNTY by Janet Evanovich, THE PATH TO SUNSHINE COVE by RaeAnne Thayne

Children’s: I’M ON IT by Andrea Tsurumi

Juvenile Non-Fiction: ALBERT EINSTEIN WAS A DOPE? by Dan Gutman, MUHAMMAD ALI WAS A CHICKEN? by Dan Gutman, MARSHES AND SWAMPS by Gail Gibbons, GORILLAS by Gail Gibbons
Juvenile Fiction: THE THEIF OF WORLDS by Bruce Covill, WINGS OF FIRE SERIES by Tui T Sutherland: DRAGONET PROPHECY, LOST HEIR, HIDDEN KINGDOM, DARK SECRET, BRIGHTEST NIGHT, MOON RISING, WINTER TURNING, ESCAPING PERIL, TALONS OF POWER, DARKNESS OF DRAGONS, LOST CONTINENT, HIVE QUEEN, POISON JUNGLE and DANGEROUS GIFT. I SURVIVED SERIES by Lauren Tarshis: HURRICANE KATRINA 2005, BOMBING OF PEARL HARBOR 1941, SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE 1906, ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG 1863, JAPANESE SUNAMI 2011, NAZI INVASION 1944, DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII AD 79, GREAT CHICAGO FIRE 1871, JOPLIN TORNADO 2011, HINDENBURG DISASTER 1937, ERUPTION OF MOUNT ST HELENS 1980, AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1776, CHILDREN’S BLIZZARD 1888, ATTACK OF THE GRIZZLIES 1967, BATTLE OF D-DAY 1944, GREAT MOLASSES FLOOD 1919, and CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES 2018. Dav Pilkey books: DRAGON’S HALLOWEEN, DRAGON’S MERRY CHRISTMAS, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE REVOLTING REVENGE OF THE RADIOACTIVE ROBO-BOXERS, CAT KID COMIC CLUB, DOGMAN: FETCH-22 and MOTHERING HEIGHTS. AMULET BOOKS by Kazu Kibuishi: THE STONEKEEPER and THE STONEKEEPER’S CURSE

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