Second quarter of 2019 reviewed: Lavrenko earns All-State in two categories, Ellis is new police chief, Schutlz gifts $10,000 to Postville music department

(Editor’s Note: As 2019 comes to a close, we once again review the year’s highlights as reported in the Herald. This week we look at the happenings of April, May and June.)


Aleesa Lavrenko was honored by the Iowa Individual All-State Speech Association as she was chosen  for All-State in two different categories.

PEPTO (Postville Elementary Parent Teacher Organization)  has received an Allamakee Community Foundation Grant to fund the new playground. The grant amount is $20,000.

Kayleigh White was crowned 2019 Clayton County Dairy Princess.


So much for spring. Three inches of wet snow fell in Postville Saturday and several snowmen were spotted throughout town.

LaCanasta Market continues to expand as they offer a wide-variety of products for the entire community.

The Good Samaritan Society, Postville Center, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary May 30. Among the participants will be Bishop Steven Ullestad and the St. Paul Quartet.


Arlin Franzen, who lives on Centennial Road in rural Ossian, recently completed the restoration of his 1961 Case 830 tractor and has been chosen to lead the Castalia Tractor Day Parade.

Retired Police Chief Mike Halse and his wife, Denise have been chosen as the Hometown Celebration Parade Grand Marshals.

The Grand Opening of the New Chabad Center and Jewish Welcome Center was held June 30.

Read the full article in the January 8 edition of the Postville Herald.