Holiday markets, festive events this weekend!

Not only is Saturday, Dec. 5, the final day of La Vernia’s weeklong Small Business Saturday event, it’s also a day to find unique treasures, shop ’til you drop, eat, and give back at numerous Christmas markets, a bazaar, a toy drive, and more! All events will be held on Dec. 5, unless otherwise noted. •Immanuel Lutheran Church Christmas Market […]

Enjoy the Christmas season — there is hope on the horizon!



Hello, La Vernia Citizens! Well, I bet the bird was cooked to perfection, the dressing, sweet potato casserole, green beans, and pumpkin pie were all delicious, the Texans won, and the Cowboys lost, and so Thanksgiving went on. But if you are like us, Thanksgiving Day was vastly different, as we missed spending it with our family, due to the […]

Wobble ’til you gobble

Bird is the word! La Vernia Primary School Principal Shelley Keck (left) and Assistant Principal Wendy Thomas bring smiles Nov. 20 while turkey-trotting their campus hallways, as students prepare for their Thanksgiving break. Parents and students alike got a kick out of the pair’s festive antics.

Angela Wittmer earns 2020 Counselor of the Year honor



Her positivity makes the most tired students perk up and smile. That attitude — and her passion — helped Cedar Falls, Iowa, school counselor Angela Wittmer earn the 2020 Iowa Middle School Counselor of the Year accolade from the Iowa School Counselors Association. Wittmer, the daughter of Allen and Blanca Wittmer of La Vernia, was surprised to learn she’d received the […]

So full of thanks, it’s hard to fit behind the couch



As I type this, I’m in a self-induced semi-coma. This was accomplished by sheer willpower with total Thanksgiving. So as not to offend any basic food group, I indulged and inhaled the banquet the missus “forced” on me.  I say forced because she labored, and I had no recourse but to accept what she presented me. Her radiant but joyous […]

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