The Oskaloosa Hy-Vee is honoring and remembering one of its own with a day named after him – Monday was declared “Kevin Mitrisin Day” at the Oskaloosa grocery store. For 28 years, Kevin worked at the Osky Hy-Vee without missing a single day of work. He’ll be remembered fondly, having sent each customer away with a friendly “Thank you for your business!” Kevin passed away on June 13th.
A little more than 45 years have passed since Annie Robertson came to Pella as a foreign exchange student from South Africa. She’ll return to Pella this weekend for the 1973 class reunion. Robertson said the town and the people she met here in 1972 forever filled her heart, adding that Her host family, Bob and Nan Froelich and Heidi(Froelich) Slinkman, opened their homes and their hearts to her. Robertson attended a Catholic convent school in South Africa. When she came to Pella, she attended sports games she hadn’t seen in her home country, such as basketball or American football; she also didn’t have to wear a school uniform and found it interesting that Physical Education was a class. Robertson said she is looking forward to reconnecting with her classmates and seeing how Pella has changed.