La Porte City

• La Porte City businesses will see an increase in their garbage collection rates following an action taken by the City Council last week. The new rates will range in cost from $32.90 to $122.76 per month, depending on the size of container and the frequency it is emptied. The new rate for businesses that use a residential container instead of a Dumpster was set at $21 per month. — The Progress Review


• Last October, Jared and Stacey Nikkel were deep in recovery mode – physically, mentally and emotionally as they dealt with the effects of a devastating fire that destroyed their family-owned business, Sully Community Locker. The Nikkels have been transforming the former Garden Chapel Funeral Home on the west edge of Sully at 11892 Highway F-62 East into a state-of-the-art processing center and market. On Oct. 2, Sully Market and Locker began the first processing orders. — Hometown Press


• Students at North Central Junior High in North Liberty recently teamed up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake to give bats roosting in and around the dam complex some new digs. A wildlife conservation project, which began last fall, came to fruition on July 29 when students, school district staff and a crew of ACE personnel worked together to erect a bat house near the Turkey Creek disc golf course. — North Johnson County


• Put on your favorite super hero costume and joined other caped crusaders at the unique and family friendly event for serious runners, families and everyone in between. Grinnell Regional Medical Center will host an inaugural running of the SRMC Super Hero Run on Oct. 8. The 5K race will begin at 8 a.m. in the GRMC Healing Garden running south to Arbor Lake and circles back to the medical center. A family friendly Fun Walk/Run will follow the 5K race at approximately 8:45 p.m. This walk will circle the GRMC campus and neighborhood. Registration fee is $30 for the 5K and the Fun Walk/Run is free. Proceeds go to the purchase of medical and fitness equipment. Register at — Warrior Tribune