Third quarter reviewed; highlights include “Our Postville” Project; Burns renovate “Celebration Barn” and Prescription Shoppe opens in Postville

(Editor’s Note: As 2018 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 July, August and September)



The Our Postville Project, coordinated by RC & D, is creating a plan to improve the quality of life for all Postville residents.

Fourteen youth and three chaperones from St. Paul Lutheran Church are spending the week in Houston, Texas attending the ELCA Youth Gathering.

Anthony Snitker, a passionate marathoner, placed first in his age group in the San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run.

Barb Schissel, who began working for the US Postal Service as a young mother, retired last week after serving the public since the 1980’s.

The Postville City Council, meeting in regular session July 9, entered into a discussion concerning gravel placed on boulevards for the purpose of parking.

As a labor of love, Lori Martins had her grandfather, Art Baltz’s wire recordings from the 1950’s transferred to compact discs.

Emma Heins and Brayan Silva represented Postville High School at Girls’ and Boys’ State last month.

“America First: The Legacy of a Raid” premiered in Postville, July 13.



Dean Ohloff reflected on his 39 career at Hall Robert’ Son as he looked forward to pursuing leisure interests with family and friends as he retires from the firm.

Lindsey Hangartner received first place in the senior barrel racing division during the horse show at the Allamakee County Fair.

Jeramey and Dana Burns have renovated an old barn on their property to be used as a reception venue. The couple, who also own Old School Catering has named the venue, “Old School Celebrations Barn.”

Nick Zieman, who has been golfing since he was a young boy, shot a six under par 28 at Tri-City Golf Club Aug 1. It was one of the lowest scores ever recorded at the course.

Joe Beckman presented “Human Connection Matters” August 22 at the Postville High School Fine Arts Center August 22.

The Postville Fire Department was dispatched to Bodley Equipment and Repair when smoke was detected coming from the building.

A bench has been donated to the school in memory of Lennon Horns who was tragically killed in an automobile accident May 15. The bench, which has been placed outside the high school, was given by his aunts and uncles.


Diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer at six months, seven year old Sophie Noel has been cancer free for three years.

St. John Lutheran Church in Luana celebrated its 125th anniversary last month.

The Prescription Shoppe opened three weeks ago in Postville and offers prescription medications and over the counter drugs. It is owned by Linda Nightingale and managed by Diana Parker.

Following the partial collapse of a portion of the building which formerly housed Houg’s Garage, the City of Postville declared the building a hazard and had it demolished.

Jeff Cox was elected president of the Board of Education at the reorganizational meeting.

The Postville Good Samaritan Center is giving away night lights as their Founder’s Day project.

Women of the Northeast Iowa Quilt Guild are planning their exhibition and show next month in Monona.

The Northeast Iowa YMCA is transitioning to the Northeast Iowa Wellness and Recreation Center as of January 1. Members should see little, if any, change in programs offered.

Sabrina Swenson experienced “Wing Walking” to celebrate her 50th birthday this summer.