Van Horne Newsletter – January 2023

We’re all a little winter-hardened after our pre-Christmas blizzard. One thing that popped up was a few residents needing the City to shut off their water when a pipe burst in their home. This is a good time for a reminder to make sure you know where the water shut-off is inside your home, to minimize damage to your house. Also, please do your best to remove vehicles from the streets after a snowfall so the plows can clear things quickly and properly.

The tree removal process has begun, so be sure to show the crew the usual Van Horne hospitality as they spend the next 4-5 weeks in town. If you’d like to inquire about the removal of anything on your property, you can contact Hennick’s Tree Service at (319) 241-5005.

Some opportunities to get out and see your neighbors this month:

• Lions Bingo on Sunday 1/15 from 1:00 - 3:00. Community Center.
• Sons of the Legion Sandwich Supper on Monday 1/16 from 5:30 – 7:00. Legion Hall.
• Community Potluck on Tuesday 1/31 at noon. Community Center.

You’ll see more upcoming events on the new electronic sign outside the Community Center as installation should be happening soon.

Mayor Pat Gorkow

“I’m not afraid of failure; I’m afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” – William Carey

Dates on Deck
• January 15 Lions Bingo @ CC from
• January 16 Sons of the Legion Sandwich Meals 5:30-7:00 p.m.
• January 31 Senior Citizen Luncheon @ NOON at CC
• February 13 City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall

ANIMAL OWNERS: Any dog or cat 6 months or older must be registered at City Hall between January 1 and March 1 of each year. Registration forms can be picked up at City Hall or down-loaded from the City Website. Registration fee is $10 per animal. They must also present a current rabies vaccination certificate.

Please give: Impact Life Blood Drive is scheduled for January 26 at the Van Horne Community Center from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. To schedule your appointment please contact ImpactLife Cedar Rapids at 800-747-5401 or visit online at Thanks.

LIONS NEWS: The Van Horne Lions Club would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated cans & bottles this year, we collected over $7,000 to donate back to our community and organizations. We couldn’t do what we do without your help and support! Keep up the good work! Again, we THANK YOU!! 

January 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and February 12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  COMMUNITY BINGO at the VH Community Center. EVERYONE WELCOME! 

Anyone interested in joining our awesome Lions club, please contact Lou Albers at
Singles or couples WELCOME!! Only 1 dinner meeting per month and your help when needed.

Adult Fiction: THE ORPHAN HOUSE by Ann Bennett, NIGHT SHIFT by Robin Cook, TOM CLANCY RED WINTER by Marc Cameron, ALL SHE EVER DREAMED by Robin Lee Hatcher
Adult Fiction Large Print Books: ELYSIUM TIDE by James R. Hannibal, FATAL CODE by Natalie Walters, DARK FALL by Brian Andrews, THE CHRISTMAS HUMMINGBIRD by Davis Bunn, A CATERED NEW YEAR’S EVE by Isis Crawford, BONES OF HOLLY by Carolyn Haines, WE ARE THE LIGHT by Matthew Quick, SUNDOWN by Susan May Warren
Children’s: WALTER HAD A BEST FRIEND by Deborah Underwood
Juvenile Fiction: THE BLUEST SKY by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Juvenile Non-Fiction: WOLVES by Gail Gibbons


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