Van Horne Newsletter – March 2023

Congratulations to the Lady Bobcats for their run deep into the State Tournament and for bringing home the runner-up trophy. The players and coaches brought a lot of positive attention to our school district, and the fan support at Wells Fargo Arena was impressive. Well done, Bobcat Nation.

The City recently applied for, and received a $4,000 grant for the replacement of trees. We’re now working out the details to make trees available to residents wishing to replace those that were recently removed in the City right-of-way area (between the street and sidewalk). More details to come.

At the March 13th council meeting, a resident asked the City to change the long-standing ordinance banning the ownership of chickens within city limits. There will be further discussion on the topic at the April 10th council meeting, so please share your thoughts – whether in opposition or support of changing the ordinance – with a council member or at the meeting.

Due to last year’s success, the Council is pleased to announce we’ll be providing dumpsters again to further the clean-up efforts in town. This will be on the morning of Saturday, June 17th. There will be no charge to Van Horne residents, with the exception of a few items like electronics, appliances, tires, etc. Let’s fill ‘em up.

See elsewhere in the newsletter for all the opportunities to enjoy breakfast, lunch and supper around town in the month ahead.

Youth soccer starts in town on April 15 so hit the bricks, winter.

— Mayor Pat Gorkow

“Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.” – Jordan Petersen

Upcoming events

Lions Soup Luncheon and BINGO on Sunday 3/19
Legion Sandwich Supper on Monday 3/20
Legion Fish Fry on the year on Friday the 3/24
First Responder Pancake Breakfast 3/26
Community Pot Luck Luncheon on Tuesday 3/28
Author Katie Mills Giorgio at Library Thursday 3/30

New Material

Adult Fiction: THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Dean Koontz, CHANCE FOR US and COULD HAVE BEEN US and MOMENT FOR US and RETURN TO US by Corrine Michaels, 8 RULES OF LOVE by Jay Shetty, 3 DAYS TO LIVE by James Patterson, ENCORE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb, MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE by Iris Johansen, UNNATURAL HISTORY by Jonathan Kellerman
Adult Fiction Large Print Books: CONCRETE EVIDENCE by DiAnn Mills, THE SISTER’S SEARCH by Susan Page Davis, POTIPHAR’S WIFE by Mesu Andrews, HEIRLOOMS by Sandra Byrd, MURDER AT BLACK OAKS by Phillip Margolin, THE NIGHT TRAVELERS by Armando Lucas Correa, DISASTER AT THE VENDOME THEATER by M.L. Longworth, A GOOD DOG’S GUIDE TO MURDER by Krista Davis, A SUMMER AFFAIR by Elin Hilderbrand, TRUST ME by Kelly Irvin, THE WARMTH OF SUNSHINE by Kelly Irvin, A FAMILY AFFAIR by Robyn Carr, SOUND OF DARKNESS by Heather Graham, THE YOUNGER WIFE by Sally Hepworth, THE MADNESS OF CROWDS by Louise Penny, CARRIE SOTO IS BACK by Taylor Jenkins Reid, MAYBE NOT by Colleen Hoover, MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover, MAYBE NOW by Colleen Hoover, THE APPLE CREEK ANNOUNCEMENT by Wanda Brunstetter, IT STARTS WITH US by Colleen Hoover, LOCAL GONE MISSING by Fiona Barton, WITHOUT MERIT by Colleen Hoover
Children’s: MOUSE CALLS by Anne Marie Pace
YA: FIVE SURVIVE by Holly Jackson, HEARTBREAK BOYS by Simon James Green
Juvenile Fiction: THE IN-BETWEEN by Katie Van Heidrich, THE WINDEBY PUZZLE by Lois Lowry, MISS BANKS PULLS LOTS OF PRANKS! by Dan Gutman
Juvenile Non-Fiction: ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Gail Gibbons


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