Van Has a Day Full of Surprises As He Counts Down to Retirement


There are only a couple days left in the career of Iowa broadcasting legend Van Harden and Wednesday was one of the busiest mornings he's ever had!

First, he was surprised by a group of people in Winterset for a series of special announcements:

After that, the Iowa Pork Producers came into the studio for a meal and to thank Van for what he's done for them over the years:

Just as he thought things were winding down, he got a call from Speed Herrig from Cookie's Sauces and was joined by Simon Conway and Jeff Angelo:

From there, his old friend Terry Rich, newly retired in his own right from the Iowa Lottery and the Blank Park Zoo, called in to welcome him to the club:

Lastly, Van got a call from Mayor Jim Peters from his hometown of Adel, Iowa. Mayor Peters read a proclamation for Van:

It was a special day and Thursday will be another special one as Van spends the show at the Mills Civic Hy-Vee as he winds down his 50-year career this week.

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