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INDIANOLA M AG A Z I N E

Winter, 2013

Daddy Daughter Date Night Mardi Gras Style! - p. 18 YOUR QUARTERLY CONNECTION TO WHAT MATTERS IN INDIANOLA

The Cat in the Hat is Back! Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party - p. 11

New Rides for IFD New Fire Department Equipment - p. 8

Y Update - p. 9 Parks & Recreation Program Guide p. 17

IMU 2012 Survey Results - p. 15

Think Spring! Garden Seminar

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The Mayor’s Report Greetings Fellow Indianolans; 2012 is completed and it was a very productive one for our city. I am excited about 2013 here in Indianola. Our new YMCA is slated to open in mid July, We will have a new season of the Des Moines Metro Opera, and the National Balloon classic will fill the skies in early August. Simpson will send one group of students out into the world and welcome another new class. Our school system will graduate the class of 2013. It will be a great year. As we do every year we will see a few growing pains but we will survive them all. One that comes to mind that I would like to spend a few minutes on is our Emergency Services. One of the great joys of being the mayor is having an office about 20 feet from the EMS department. I have the pleasure of chatting with various members of this department. All delightful. I do however want you to know that we have a department that has been responding to increased call volume over these past few years that is coming close to exceeding our ability to responds. Our total number of calls either fire or ambulance seems to grow at least 200 each year. We have six full time firefighters/paramedics and during the daytime on weekdays some part time firefighter/paramedics. The days of the traditional volunteer fire staff are behind us. We do have 30 trained paid on call firefighters. As you know we have 65 percent of our population that works in Des Moines we don’t have as many people that can help us on an as needed basis as we did 30 years ago. As Mayor, I realize the problems that could be coming for our community in meeting our emergency response needs. What I need is for our citizens to start to understand that we do have increasing needs and that we will probably have to increase our regular employees in that department. Until that time, please join me in thanking those professionals who provide this most basic and necessary services. Have a great year. We hope that each year you have here in Indianola is better and more fun than the last one.


City Meetings City Council First and Third Mondays at 6:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers

City of Indianola

Indianola Municipal Utilities

City of Indianola 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 110 N. First St. • PO Box 299 Indianola, IA 50125-0299 Ph: (515) 961-9410 www.indianolaiowa.gov

IMU 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 111 S. Buxton St. • PO Box 356 Indianola, IA 50125-0299 Ph: (515) 961-9444 www.i-m-u.com

Mayor and Council

IMU Board of Trustees

Mayor Kenan Bresnan - 962-5300 1st Ward Council Member John Parker Jr. - 961-8117 2nd Ward Council Member John Sirianni - 961-1620 3rd Ward Council Member Eric Mathieu - 865-8905 4th Ward Council Member Pete Berry - 961-5511 At Large Council Member Pam Pepper - 962-1294 At Large Council Member Greg Marchant - 961-8415

Chairperson Pat Reding - 961-0762

City of Indianola Department Heads

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City Manager Eric Hanson - 961-9410 Director of Finance and Administrative Services Jean Furler - 961-9410 Director of HR RoxAnne Hunerdosse - 961-9410 City Clerk Diana Bowlin - 961-9410 Director of Community Development Chuck Burgin - 961-9430 Interim Chief of Police Ron Hamell - 961-9400 Fire Chief Brian Seymour - 961-9405 Library Director Joyce Godwin - 961-9418 Parks & Recreation Director Glen Cowan - 961-9420 Parks Superintendent Mike Bowlin - 961-9425 Recreation Superintendent Doug Bylund - 961-9420 Street Superintendent Ed Yando - 961-9415 Water Pollution Control Superintendent Dan Miers - 961-9416

Vice-Chairperson Chris Boone - 961-7825 Board Member Bob Lester - 961-3209 Board Member Eric Vander Linden - 961- 7707 Board Member Clark Raney - 961-2208

Indianola Municipal Utilities Departments General Manager Todd Kielkopf - 961-9444 ext. 5301 Program Coordinator Chris Longer - 961-9444 ext. 5302 Technical Services Coordinator Mike Metcalf - 961-9444 ext. 5305 Electric Superintendent Bob Miller - 961-9444 ext. 5310 Water Superintendent Lou Elbert - 961-9444 ext. 5330

City Departments Library 961-9418 Parks and Recreation 961-9420 Water Pollution Control 961-9416 City Hall 961-9410 Community Development 961-9430 Police 961-9400 Fire 961-9405 Street 961-9415

IMU Board of Trustees Second and Fourth Mondays at 5:30 p.m. Second Monday City Hall Meeting Room Fourth Monday City Hall Council Chambers Council Study Committee Second Monday at 6:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers Park and Recreation Commission Second Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Location Varies - Please Check Agenda for Location Details Library Board Second Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Public Library Planning and Zoning Second Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers Board of Adjustment First Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers

Boards and Commissions Board of Adjustment Marty Miller Dennis Parker Doug Dowie Jim Garrett James Sullivan Civil Service Commission Fred Jones Celeste Gebhart Wayne Petersen Fine Arts and Community Beautification Aaron Tinder Katie Byers Steven Griffith Gabrielle Curti. Jeff Tadsen Nancy Byrd John Benoit Jon Vernon Library Board of Trustees Mary Jane Cassady Dick Kerr Rhonda Saylor Kathie Farris Pat Hicks Mark Juffernbruch Jon Richardson Parks and Recreation Commission Cyd Dyer John Hagener Jennifer Leech Laura Beals Dave Button Jon Anderson Planning and Zoning Commission Mike Coppess Mary Donaghy Dan Wood Duane Dixon Tiffany Coleman Rich Piper Karla Roush Doug Opie Leslie Held Bob Ormsby Veterans Memorial Building Commission Dan Aldridge Bob Greener Bob Guilford Ron Werling Ray Walton


City and Local Services Electric/Water/Sewer Utility Services Applications for service and billing inquiries are handled at the Clerk’s Office located at City Hall, 110 North First Street or by calling 961-9410 Gas Utility Service MidAmerican Energy 1-888-427-5632 Garbage Collection Waste Connection - 265-7374 Waste Management - 800-989-2783 Wiegert Disposal - 641-764-2389 TRM Disposal - 962-2014 Landfill South Central Iowa Landfill 515-462-3083 Local Telephone Service Centurylink - 866-642-0444 Cable Television Mediacom - 800-332-0245 Curbside Recycling Program City Hall - 961-9410 Call Before You Dig 811 Utility Billing 961-9410

Publications and Information Resources Websites www.indianolaiowa.gov www.i-m-u.com City Cable Channel Mediacom Channel 86 MCG Channel 86 Weekly Restaurant Flyer email: sjacobs@cityofindianola.com to be added to the email list Library Newsletter email: jgodwin@indianola.lib.ia.us to be added to the email list The Fun Times Sign up on the Parks and Recreation page at www.indianolaiowa.gov Indianola Magazine Quarterly publication delivered to all residents in January, April, July, and October View Meetings Online Council, Council Study, Planning and Zoning, and the second Board of Trustees meeting are normally available within 24 hours after the meeting has concluded. Link is located at www.indianolaiowa.gov City Manager Blog www.indianolaiowa.gov Citizen Action Center Ask questions, browse FAQ’s or make a service request. Follow the link at www.indianolaiowa.gov

Warren County Supervisors cityofindianola IPLteens IndianolaPubLib indyparks

District 3 Supervisor Doug Shull - 961-1030 District 2 Supervisor Steve Wilson - 961-1029 District 1 Supervisor Dean Yordi - 961-1028

Warren County Departments Indianola Parks & Recreation Indianola Public Library Indianola Fire Department Indianola Mayor’s Youth Council

Community Schools Registration 961-9500 ext. 1506 Website indianola.k12.ia.us

Chamber of Commerce Website www.indianolachamber.com 961-6269

Drivers License Warren County Treasurer 301 North Buxton St. 961-1144

Property Taxes Warren County Treasurer 301 North Buxton St. 961-1110

Post Office 201 West 1st Avenue 961-5976

Cemetery IOOF 201 West 1st Avenue 961-3909

Indianola Development Association 515 N. Jefferson, Suite D (515) 962-5015

Warren County Economic Development Corporation 111 North Buxton Phone: 515-961-1067

Lake Ahquabi State Park 1650 118th Avenue 961-7101

Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park 13084 Elkhorn Street 961-7101

Warren County Offices 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 301 North Buxton St 961-1020 www.co.warren.ia.us Assessor Brian Arnold - 961-1010 Attorney John Criswell - 961-1014 Auditor Traci Vander Linden - 961-1020 Conservation 961-6169 Emergency Management Mahala Cox - 961-1136 Engineer Steve Struble - 961-1050 Environmental Health Curt Coghlan - 961-1063 General Assistance Kay Brewer - 962-5132 Health Services Jodene DeVault RN - 961-1074 Mental Health Kristi Dierking - 961-1068 Nutrition Vicki White - 961-1003 Recorder Polly Glascock - 961-1089 Sheriff 961-1122 Substance Abuse 961-1006 Treasurer Julie Daugherty Taxes - 961-1110 Motor Vehicle - 961-1111 Driver’s License - 961-1144 Veterans Affairs Kathy Fensterman - 961-1045 Zoning and Planning Robert Folkestad - 961-1060 Warren County Courthouse Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Clerk of Court Civil Court - 961-1027 Small Claims - 961-1042 Red Rock Area Community Action Program 961-2543

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Council Member Report

Greg Marchant - Council Member at Large Indianola is a community moving forward. The decisions made by the city council affect this growth. Council members take this process seriously and do so in a manner that will increase the strength of our city well into the future. Many positive changes have taken place over the past year. Some of these are; 1) assessments have ended for property owners for paved street replacement, 2) our economic development process has been restructured, 3) Summercrest Hills Development additions of medical and dental facilities, Vintage Hills expansion, and construction of the new YMCA, and 4) we have hired a new city manager. The construction of the YMCA is taking place with an anticipated opening date in July, 2013. The Blake Fieldhouse is another great addition. A big thanks to Casey and Abbie Blake for their commitment to Indianola and their generosity. Also thanks to the ICYF committee and all of those that contributed time or money. Another welcome addition to Indianola is the Kent Campus Center at Simpson College. If you haven’t already visited, this facility is open to the public. Food and drink are available with a seating area where you can enjoy the view of Buxton Park. The city council went through an interesting process for hiring our new city manager. As this had not been done in Indianola for a good number of years, most if not all council members were doing this for the first time. We made what I believe is a great hire in Eric Hanson as our new city manager. He is engaged in our community and has made an immediate positive impact. Eric has already been instrumental in the planning of our waste treatment facility. The city council has had many discussions with regard to economic development. We have made a strong commitment to and have joined the Warren County Economic Development Corporation. They have a talented staff that will play a significant role in our progress. Indianola has recently become a member of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau. There are many advantages with this membership; one of those is helping attract more events and people to Indianola. It has been a busy first year as a councilman. I look forward to helping our community move ahead in the next three years.

City Manager Report

Eric Hanson - City Manager As I toured the progress on the new YMCA last week, I became excited about all the positive things a facility of this type brings to the community. Indianola is very fortunate to not only have this facility opening in 2013, but opening with the support and collaboration of the community, the school district and Simpson College. Projects like these are critical to ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life in the community while at the same time assisting in attracting additional investment and growth in Indianola. Coupled with the recent completion of the Blake Field House at the Indianola Middle School and the Kent Student Center on the campus of Simpson College, we have added facilities that will enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors for years to come. I’m looking forward to watching this project reach completion and open its doors next summer. My wife Tara and I would like to take a moment to thank the City Council, staff and all those from the community who have taken time to welcome our family to the community. The numerous interactions with residents throughout the community at various events, including the wonderful reception downtown on November 29th have only confirmed that we made the correct choice in moving our family to Indianola. We look forward to working with you to improve our community for years to come. So as we complete a successful 2012, we say thank you for your warm welcome and we wish all of you a Happy Holiday season from our family to yours.

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INDIANOLA MAGAZINE Winter, 2013 Your Quarterly Connection to What Matters


Indianola Municipal Utilities Project Report Todd R. Kielkopf, IMU General Manager

IMU Trustees and staff are progressing through the annual planning, implementation, and evaluation cycle, which provides many opportunities for public input. Customer Survey: The biannual survey was conducted earlier this year. Results show continued support of the utility’s priorities such as the expansion of the fiber network, underground conversions, and those related to sustainability & economic development. You can see the complete results on page 15. Strategic Plan: A strategic analysis of the utility industry and IMU operations is annually updated and includes insights from Customer Survey results, key strengths and opportunities. An action plan then prioritizes ways to improve and capitalize on industry trends. These items are then integrated into the utility’s operating strategies and goals. System Plans: Staff works with engineers and other professionals to research utility system age and condition so Trustees make priorities infrastructure investments based on sound criteria. IMU also has a Master Facilities Plan to help guide building improvements. Capital Project and O&M Budgets: Prioritized activities and projects are funded through the annual budgeting process. That begins with rate studies to calculate fair and reasonable rates based on total projected costs. Utility rates for each class are generally based peak use, minimum costs to serve a customer, and margin costs per unit of service. Periodic independent electric rate studies impartially recommend rates for each customer class, with staff providing interim updates. Projected revenue is balanced to anticipated costs and ending reserve targets over three fiscal years. Bond rating agencies noted recently that failing to review and adjust rates as needed is a credit risk; one that IMU is avoiding through its annual process. Operational Review: Quarterly, IMU Trustees review a dashboard-style report that looks at outcomes and trends. Financial information is prepared with analysis of key ratios and notable events. An annual report with audited financial statements is compiled and presented to the City Council and State Auditor’s office. Results: IMU is proud to have achieved platinum-level status as a Reliable Public Power Provider. This national program benchmarks reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements. The Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources and Iowa Utilities Board annually critique utility systems with few noteworthy items. Bond rating agencies report IMU to be financially stable. Many thanks to all those involved in setting high expectations and delivering high-quality services throughout the year.

Department Spotlight - Water Pollution Control The Water Pollution Control Department has been in its’ current location north of the Country Club Golf Course since 1979. The WPC consists of the main North Wastewater Treatment Plant and seven Lift Stations located throughout Indianola. The staff includes Superintendant Dan Miers and six full time State Licensed Operators and a part-time Office Manager. They are responsible for the daily maintenance of these physical structures and all of the 68 pumps and associated equipment necessary to keep them operational. There is an operator on call 24/7 in case of emergencies which need to be addressed, such as equipment failure or sewer backups. In addition, WPC maintains the collection system which includes estimated 93 miles of City sewer mains and 1650 manholes located throughout the City. Routine maintenance includes cleaning of the mains with the Jet/Vac Truck, inspection with sewer camera equipment making repairs as needed. They also inspect all repairs made to private sewer services to ensure that they are compliant with City policies and standards. The WPC Department contains a State Certified Laboratory that performs daily lab monitoring/testing of the wastewater before and after treatment to ensure that the treated wastewater leaving the plant is in compliance with EPA (Federal) and IDNR (State) regulations. Operators rotate through the lab in ten day rotations to ensure the accuracy and consistency of testing. The City of Indianola is under mandate from the IDNR to remove all groundwater from the City’s Sanitary Sewer Collection system. Because of this, the City implemented the Inflow & Infiltration Program which is overseen by WPC. Phases 1, 2 & 3 of the public repairs have been completed with Phase 4 being awarded in November to Municipal Pipe & Tool. Work on Phase 4 is expected to begin after the first of the year and be completed by December 2013. Private I&I inspections will continue at a rate of 150 homes per year, in neighborhood areas, or by individual requests. City of Indianola • www.indianolaiowa.gov • (515) 961-9410

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Indianola FD

The Indianola Fire Department will have two new vehicles and a new design for the New Year. Indianola’s newest ambulance, which has actually been on the streets since July, has changed from a van style cab to a pickup style cab. This change is due to the specifications from the manufactures as well as changes in industry design. The new unit provides a slightly better ride and has four wheel drive to assist in safely accessing more locations in more types of weather. Especially on those not so good winter days when trips must be made. The design of the truck has also changed. The new all red with black and gold stripping design changed the look that Indianola has had since the early 1980s. The red is standard paint but the stripping is all reflective material and helps with safety in making the truck more visible at night. As the number of calls responded to each year increase there will be a greater demand to replace ambulances sooner so that a more dependable fleet can be maintained. Indianola currently has three units available to respond to over 1500 calls a year. At this pace, and with a majority of the trips going to Des Moines, units are accumulating more mileage in a shorter amount of time. Currently, the City replaces a unit every four years and rotates the oldest one out of the station. When this schedule was set many years ago it kept the unit under 100,000 miles when it was rotated out after about 12 years of use. Today units are still replaced on a four year timetable, but now the units being rotated out of the station have closer to 150,000 miles on them. As can be expected those higher mileage units are costing more in maintenance and repairs with the additional miles. The new ambulance that was placed in service at the end of July 2012 already has close to 15,000 miles on it. Indianola has the ability to provide paramedic level care when a paramedic is available on all ambulances. Computers have been added recently to receive trip information from dispatch and provide in-vehicle mapping to help find the location of calls. This complements existing communication with the hospital providing heart monitors that transmit EKG to the physicians, cell communications to talk to the physicians and two way radios to communicate with emergency rooms. A replacement truck for the aerial platform will be delivered in January. Fire apparatus is on a replacement schedule of 20 years or more. When deciding to replace a unit many factors are taken into account. Among them are safety standards, needs assessment of the community, years of service, and our ISO rating just to name a few. The old aerial platform being replaced is 21 years old and had served it’s purpose well. The unit, while state of the art twenty years ago, was in need of upgrading to 2012 standards. Recent commercial growth of our community is also increasing the need for this type of apparatus. The new truck will incorporate all of the safety standards and meet the needs of the community today and well into the future. The new truck again will be a change to what the community has seen in the past. This truck is an articulating arm style aerial device that will reach up to 115 feet. The truck is designed to allow firefighters a greater reach in height in a slightly shorter truck to help with maneuvering. This truck will have several new features to it as well that will improve firefighter safety and provide improved services to the community. After training is conducted the truck will be placed in service sometime in February.

Call Log

Year Fire EMS Total calls 2000 303 1082 1385 2005 285 1159 1444 2010 247 1482 1729 2012 thru November 276 1454 1730 8

INDIANOLA MAGAZINE Winter, 2013 Your Quarterly Connection to What Matters


Y UPDATE

Work is continuing to progress on the YMCA in the Summercrest Hills subdivision just north of Hillcrest Avenue. Thanks to the nice weather we have had, the contractor, Larson and Larson, is on schedule. The roof is completed and the shell of the building is enclosed. Work has begun on the interior partitions and room dividing walls. The competitive pool is approximately 50% completed and grading has begun for the family pool. The estimated completion date for the project is July 2013. The YMCA plans to begin hiring soon for the main full-time leadership and management positions at the Indianola YMCA as the organization prepares for the anticipated 2013 summer opening. A majority of the hiring for other positions at the Y will begin in late spring 2013. Interested individuals can check out any future openings at www.dmymca.org under the Work at the Y menu to learn more about the Y, its culture, and what the organization looks for in staff team members.

City of Indianola • www.indianolaiowa.gov • (515) 961-9410

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Children’s Book Clubs

Registration is required for all book clubs

Junie B. Kindergartner

Toddler Times

For ages 12-36 months with an adult Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. A fun event for children ages 12-36 months with an adult. Simple stories, songs, and rhymes.

Story Explorers

Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For children ages 3 - 5 Thirty minutes of fun. Themed sessions including books, songs, finger plays, and simple crafts. Both Story Explorer programs are the same.

Warren County Read and Grow Kids’ Fest Saturday, April 6 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Indianola Middle School cafeteria Join us for this seventh annual event. Libraries and child service agencies from Warren County will offer activities and information. Each child will leave with a new book to keep!

Lego Building

January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24 2:30-3:30 p.m. All Ages children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult Bring your Legos and spend an hour building your latest creation. We’ll let the parents in at the end to view the final results.

Monday - January 7, February 4, March 4 and April 1 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Wednesday - January 9, February 6, March 6 and April 3 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. For children in Kindergarten. Join this book club and meet Junie B. Jones, who also just started Kindergarten. We’ll read about Junie B.’s adventures and do crafts and other activities. Both sessions are the same. Miss the one on Monday? Come on Wednesday instead!

Junie B. First Grader

Monday - January 14, February 11, March 11 and April 8 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - January 16, February 13, March 13 and April 10 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. For children in First Grade. Even though Junie B. has grown up, she hasn’t changed a bit—still as hilarious as ever and always managing to find trouble wherever she goes. A book club only for Junie B.’s fellow first graders, we will read stories from the Junie B: First Grader series. Both sessions are the same. Miss the one on Monday? Come on Wednesday instead!

Andrew Lost Book Club

Monday- January 21 and April 15 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - January 23, February 20 and April 17 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. For children in Second and Third Grades. Andrew somehow gets shrunk down to microscopic levels – and adventures soon begin! Join in the fun as we read books from the Andrew Lost series and do crafts and activities. Both sessions are the same. Miss the one on Monday? Come on Wednesday instead!

Sneak Peek

Monday - January 28, February 25, March 25 and April 22 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. For children in Fourth and Fifth Grades. Be among the first to read the new books at the Library in this new book group. Share your thoughts with others in the club.


IHS Book Club

Thursday - January 10, February 7, March 7 and April 4 For anyone in High School After school in the IHS library. Join this popular book club where members choose the books they read and then get to keep them. Courtesy of the Friends of the Indianola Public Library Foundation

Chat n Chew Book Club

Tuesday - January 15 and February 19 For Sixth Graders only • Sixth Grade lunch period. Bring your lunch to the IMS Media Center & join Mrs. Wanamaker & Michele in a lively discussion of your favorite books.

Teen Volunteers

Tuesday - January 15 and February 19 3:45 – 4:30 pm • Grades 6-12 Oh the weather outside is frightful but inside the Library we’re getting ready for the summer reading program. Be a volunteer to help us prepare materials and test out potential summer crafts.

Anime Club

Friday - February 1, March 1 and April 5 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. • Grades 6-12 NEW club for anime fans! Love anime? Join other fans the first Friday of each month and watch a few episodes of your favorite anime.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party Sponsored by the Friends of the Indianola Public Library Foundation

Saturday, February 23 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church Join Dr. Seuss as we celebrate his birthday. Number 109, to be exact! Dr. Seuss characters will be available for autographs. Breakfast will be served from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Cost is $10.00 per child for reservations made by Wednesday, February 15 (one adult eats free, $5.00 charge for additional adults) Reservations made after February 15 will be $12.00 and $6.00.

Tales to Tails

Tuesday - January 8 & 22, February 12 & 26, March 12 & 26 and April 9 & 23 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Participants may sign up for one 20-minute reading time beginning the first of each month. Grades First through Fifth. Trained and certified therapy dogs will be available for reading time. For someone who wants the extra reading experience or just wants more reading time. Indianola Public Library • www.indianolaiowa.gov • (515) 961-9418

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Computer Classes

Chill Out and Read! Adult Winter Reading Program

Give yourself an excuse to stay inside and read this January with our Winter Reading Program for adults. Just read four books during the month of January to receive a sweet treat and enter a drawing for cozy gifts to warm up your winter. Love talking about a good book as much as you do reading it? Then take a look at what our book clubs are reading and join the conversation.

Morning Book Club If you’re up for a lively book discussion, join the Morning Book Club. The group meets the second Friday of every month at 10 am January 11 The Paris Wife by Paula McLain February 8 The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig March 8 The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler

Evening Book Club Expand your reading horizons this year by joining the Evening Book Club. The club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm January 22 Wild by Cheryl Stayed February 26 The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery March 26 Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day Saturday, February 2 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm The second annual Take Your Child to the Library Day will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 2. The Indianola Public Library will be offering a variety of activities for children of all ages whose parents bring them to the library that day. Activities include story times, featuring Mo Willem’s Elephant and Piggie books, face painting, craft tables and games. Make a date with your child to visit the Library. As always, Library cards are available at no charge (with photo ID) if you happen to still need one.

Registration required. All computer classes are free but class size is limited. Registration begins 30 days prior to each session. All classes held at the Indianola Activity Center. Introduction to the Internet Wednesday, April 3, 10:00-11:00 am Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-7:30 pm Test the waters of internet searching in this introductory class to the internet. Email Basics Wednesday, April 10, 10:00-11:00 am Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-7:30 pm Create an email account or just learn how to use the one you have better in this introduction to email course. Little or no computer experience necessary. Introduction to Microsoft Word Wednesday, April 17 and 24 from 10:00-11:00 am Wednesdays, May 15 and 22, 6:30-7:30 pm Learn how to create letters and documents using Microsoft Office Word 2007 in this two-part class. Little or no prior computer experience necessary.

Homebound?

The Library’s Homebound Delivery Service offers: books in hardcover or paperback, large print or regular; audiobooks; movies and music CDs. If you are homebound and unable to visit the Library on your own, please call Alice at 961-9418 for more information.

Knitting Help with UFOs Want to learn to knit? Or maybe you have one of those “I’m stuck and don’t know what to do” projects? These casual knitting sessions are for you. Bring in those UFOs (UnFinished Objects), learn how to knit, or just enjoy the company of your fellow knitters while working on a project. No registration or fees. Participants must bring their own yarn and needles. Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21 and 28 • 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Family Night at the Library

First Tuesday of each month • 7:00 pm Bring the whole family for 30 minutes of stories and activities for everyone. January Does not meet - Happy New Year! February 5 Hit the Beach March 5 Books Before Bedtime (pajama story time) April 2 Local author William P. Tveite will read his new book The Adventures of Maximillian P. Dogg – Rescue Dog Registration not required.

Library pages are sponsored by the Friends of the Indianola Public Library Foundation.


Police Chief Retires Police Chief Steve Bonnett retired after 30 years of service on Monday, December 3. He was honored with a plaque given by Council Member Pete Berry at a retirement party that evening. Sergeant Ron Hamell has been appointed Interim Police Chief by City Manager Eric Hanson. Hamell has over 27 years of experience with the Indianola Police Department and is expected to serve as Interim Chief for 3-6 months.

Council Member Pete Berry (l) and Retiring Police Chief Steve Bonnett

2013 Maximum Monthly Refuse Rates Waste Connections, Inc. (515) 265-7374 4705 NE 22nd St. - Des Moines, Iowa 50313 Service Rate Small up to 1-30 gal can $15.45 Med. up to 2-30 gal can $17.77 Large up to 3-30 gal can $20.08 Curbside w/65 gal cart $16.11 Curbside w/90 gal cart $18.92 Curbside w/2-90 gal carts $29.35 Anything outside cans or carts will be charged $2.16/bag/item Bulky items such as chairs, couches & mattresses will be charged $10.50/item. No collection of white good or yardwaste. Wiegert Disposal (641) 764-2389 PO Box 344 - Martensdale, Iowa 50160 Curb Service Only: Service Rate 32 gallon toter $16.00 68 gallon toter $18.00 96 gallon toter $23.00 Bulky Items $10.00 – does not include white goods Extra toter $5.00 Extra weekly $5.00/container/bag

Waste Management (515) 265-5267 201 SE 18TH – PO Box AX - Des Moines, Iowa 50317 ADA Compliance. Curb Service Only: Service Rate 35 gallon toter $15.50 65 gallon toter $17.50 96 gallon toter $18.50 1-30 gallon can $16.00 2-30 gallon cans $18.00 3-30 gallon cans $19.00 Bulky Items - One free per week does not include white goods Extra Weekly $5.00/cubic yard TRM Disposal (515) 962-2014 Mike Rosenburger 705 W. 3rd Ave. - Indianola, Iowa 50125 Service Rate Senior 1 can – curb $12.20 $11.20 2 cans-curb $13.70 $12.70 1 can – house $15.20 $13.20 2 cans – house $16.70 $14.70 35 gallon toter - curb $13.70 $12.70 95 gallon toter – curb $16.70 $15.70 35 gallon toter – house $16.70 $14.70 95 gallon toter – house $19.70 $17.70

City Office Closings

Tuesday, January 1st

Monday, February 18


Residential Fiber

Indianola Municipal Utilities is excited to launch the first phase of the fiber-to-the home system, a state-of-the-art fiber optic network that delivers broadband services such as phone, Internet and digital television directly to the customer’s home. IMU’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) system offers far more bandwidth, reliability, flexibility and security than alternative technology, all at a comparable price. IMU has wholeheartedly embraced this leading technology for next-generation communications networks and is making it available to the citizens of Indianola.

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Current Fiber-to-the-Home Service Area

- latest expansion into the residential market has been a long-term goal since the communications utility was formed in 1997. This The original fiber loop provided broadband connectivity to IMU, the City of Indianola, Warren County, Simpson College and Indianola Community Schools. It has since been expanded to the business community and now the residential community. Indianola Municipal Utilities is able to provide these advantages to its customers through a partnership with a private telecommunications service provider, Mahaska Communications Group (MCG) that is successfully operating a similar network in its own community of Oskaloosa, Iowa. IMU is also forming a partners group that will collaboratively promote the adoption of broadband and the fiber network’s expansion. Indianola Municipal Utilities has provided exceptional water and electric service to the Indianola community for over 100 years. The Indianola community, and beyond, can expect the same level of service as we build a system that will connect them to what matters, and more! If you are within the current residential Fiber-to-the-Home Service Area, call 515-962-5000 for more information or to sign up! Indianola Residential Fiber Area

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2012 CUSTOMER SURVEY ADMINISTRATION

Agree Disagree N/A

IMU has a reputation for providing reliable service.

97%

2%

1%

Overall, I feel that IMU has a professional and progressive public image.

95%

3%

2%

I have visited IMU's website www.I-M-U.com to obtain information. The annual Customer Appreciation Lunch is an informative event. There are advantages to having services through a public utility.

50% 46% 85%

14% 15% 3%

36% 39% 12%

I am aware that the Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public & can be viewed online

77%

17%

6%

I am aware Board of Trustee meeting agendas & minutes are public documents

84%

11%

5%

Decisions the IMU Board of Trustees make are in the best interest of Indianola

78%

7%

15%

Utility funds spent on economic development & community betterment benefit Indianola.

79%

9%

12%

ELECTRIC

Agree Disagree

N/A

I support the city-wide underground electric conversion.

93%

2%

5%

Disruption of electric service has been minimal.

97%

2%

2%

Response time for IMU crews in an electrical outage has been reasonable.

94%

0%

6%

Rates for electric service are reasonable compared to other utilities.

79%

10%

11%

WATER

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I am happy with the quality of water in Indianola.

90%

9%

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I read IMU's annual Water Quality Report.

62%

28%

10%

The Response time for IMU crews for a water main break is reasonable.

84%

0%

16%

Rates for water service are reasonable compared to other utilities.

71%

18%

11%

Network Services

Agree Disagree N/A

I have a personal computer at home.

79%

14%

7%

I am satisfied with my current internet service provider.

63%

19%

18%

I am satisfied with my current telephone service provider.

71%

13%

16%

I am satisfied with my current cable/satellite provider.

62%

25%

13%

I support the expansion of Indianola’s fiber system if it brings 100MB/sec. internet service to Indianola residents

71%

8%

21%

SUSTAINABILITY

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N/A

Utilities should offer incentives to their customers for efficient products.

89%

5%

6%

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64%

28%

8%

I feel IMU is committed to conserving wasted use of natural resources.

79%

3%

18%

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67%

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The Sustainability Fair provides valuable information to the public

52%

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IMU should spend more or less money to support alternative energy

More 39%

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Indianola Municipal Utilities • www.i-m-u.com • (515) 961-9444


Community Electric Usage

Everyone pays attention to their individual utility bill every month, but have you ever stopped to think about what our consumption pattern looks like as a community? Indianola’s portfolio is comprised of residential, commercial, small industrial and large industrial consumers. On average, IMU purchases 10,900,000 kwh’s per month from our wholesale power provider at an average cost of $631,000. The graph below shows the community usage comparison beginning in January 2009 through the most current data available for 2012.

Eco-News

Indianola Wholesale Energy Purchases (Kwh’s)

As Indianola’s local electric utility, IMU is here to help our customers identify and remedy issues in the home or place of business that can help reduce the amount of energy being used. We offer residential and commercial audits, thermal image testing, access to professional energy consulting services as well as energy efficiency rebates for both home and commercial upgrades. For more information, contact Chris Longer at 515-962-5302.

New Year Resolutions

Check out our list of low or no cost ways to cut energy consumption in your home in 2013! • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents • Turn off lights & electronics when not in use • Use cold water for laundry • Set your water heater to “warm” or 120 degrees • Insulate your hot water tank • Take five-minute showers instead of baths • Check the furnace filter monthly • Set heat to 68 or below in winter • Do only full loads when using the clothes washer or dishwasher • Caulk and/or weather-strip your windows and doors Track your savings! With your family, review your energy bills now and throughout the year after implementing these measures. Compare the energy used in one month to the same month the year before. This information can be found on your monthly utility bill, or available by calling the utility billing office at 961-9410.

IMU Employee Highlight

Congratulations to Tyler Offenburger for completing the line apprentice program through the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU). The IAMU program trains an apprentice in the routine and non-routine tasks required for an Electric Line Mechanic. The goal is to ensure an apprentice completes the necessary tasks correctly and safely, not only for their personal safety but for also the safety of co-workers and the community they serve. Tyler is now a certified Line Mechanic through the State of Iowa. 16

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Indianola Parks & Recreation 2204 W. 2nd Avenue • Indianola, IA 50125 (515) 961-9420 Fax (515) 961-9426 Office Hours Mon - Fri • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm City Park Hours: 7am - 11pm daily

Senior Center • 961-9420 Park Shop • 961-9425

Program Fees

Most of our programs have two fees listed. For example: $7.50 ($6.00) Nonresidents (those who live outside city limits) pay regular program fees - the first fee listed. The second fee in parenthesis is the discounted Resident fee. Fee discounts are given to people who live within the city limits of Indianola because residents make a significant contribution to the financing & operation of the department through property taxes.

Index

18 Family 19 Child 20 Teen 22 Adult 24 Think Spring! Seminar 26 Older Active Adults 50+ 30 Sports 33 Wellness 34 Trails & Parks 36 Facilities & Rentals 37 Registration

Everyone receives a $2 discount per program when registering online!

Registration begins Monday, January 7, at 8:00 a.m. Online Registration Discount

Receive $2 off each program that you register for online.

www.indianolaiowa.gov

To register online you need • an account with Indianola Parks & Recreation • to know your login information

To set up a new account, or find out your login information, please call the office from 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday (515) 961-9420 Where’s Scooter?

Find Scooter the Squirrel’s 10 hiding places throughout the magazine! Answers on p. 36

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Ping Pong & Putt Putt PLUS Popcorn & Pop

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Come enjoy a fun evening of ping pong and our new putt putt indoor golf course, along with popcorn & pop! All playing abilities welcome. Up to five tables will be available for playing singles or doubles ping pong. Bring your favorite paddle or use one provided. New this year, we will have up to five holes of putt putt golf to enjoy. Come when you can! Save by signing up in advance, or pay at the door. Online registration is not available for this program. Ages: K - Adult (Grades K-4 must be accompanied by an adult) Location: Indianola Activity Center, 2204 W. 2nd Ave (Hwy 92W) Fee including popcorn & pop: $1.50/person in advance $2.00/person at the door

New Theme!

Daddy Daughter Date Night - Mardi Gras!

Come join us for a family friendly evening with a new Mardi Gras theme! Fathers and daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters, uncles and nieces are all invited to enjoy an evening of refreshments, music, dancing and fun. All young ladies will receive a feather mask and two necklaces. In addition, everyone will take home a keepsake photo of the special evening. Seating is limited, so don’t delay in registering. Program # 7786 Day/Date: Friday, February 8 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Min/Max: 50/160 Age: Girls ages 5-12 Location: First United Methodist Church Parish Hall, 307 W. Ashland Avenue Fee: $12.50/person ($10/person) Registration Deadline: Friday, February 1, or when full

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Time

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Friday, January 11

7:00 - 9:30 pm

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Friday, February 15

7:00 - 9:30 pm

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Friday, March 15

7:00 - 9:30 pm

Soup Supper Friday, March 1 4-6pm

Enjoy piping hot homemade soups, relishes and tasty desserts in a festive atmosphere at this fundraiser for the Indianola Senior Center.

$6/person. Kids 5 & under eat free! Family Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

When the sun goes down, the fun begins! Participants need to bring their own flashlight (Size limited to 2 “D” cell batteries). After the hunt and the awarding of prizes, there will be s’mores for all. Children must be accompanied by a registered, paying adult. Program # 7806 Day/Date: Friday, March 29 Time: 8:45 - 9:45 pm Min/Max: 20/150 Age: Family Location: Pickard Park Shelter Fee: $7.50/person ($6/person) Registration Deadline: Friday, March 22, or when full

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Children’s Easter Egg Coloring Day Come to the Activity Center for an Easter celebration that includes Easter Egg coloring, tattoos, games and lunch. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A fundraiser for the Indianola Area Senior Center. Program# 7788 Day/Date: Wednesday, March 27 Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Age: Toddlers through 6 year olds Location: Indianola Activity Center, Buxton Room Fee: $4 per child (online registration not available) Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, or when full


Parks & Recreation | Bringing Fun to Life

Celebrate all foods red by preparing tasty recipes using foods that are good for your heart! Program# 7798 Date: February 5 Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 29, or when full

CHILD / TEEN

Be My Valentine

Color Me Healthy!

Join our March class to prepare and taste a rainbow of delicious foods for better health!. Program# 7799 Date: March 5 Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, or when full

Hop into Spring!

What’s Cooking

Hungry for something fun and different to do? Join Hy-Vee registered dietitian Denise Boozell for a monthly cooking class. At each session you will prepare and enjoy delicious recipes while learning about cooking and nutrition. Class space is limited, so sign up today and find out what’s cooking!

This spring, jumpstart your body with fresh breakfast ideas to get you hopping in the morning! Program# 7800 Date: April 2 Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 26, or when full

Ages: Grades 4-8 Min/Max: 5/10 Day: Tuesday Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm Location: Indianola Activity Center Kitchen Fee: $17.50 ($14) per course

Indoor Playground

It’s time to come inside to play! The Buxton Room at the Activity Center will be set up with “Little Tikes” toys, Koosh balls, blocks, slide, basketball hoop, mats, and other toddler toys to play with. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Days: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 10:30am - Noon Age: 1 year - Preschool (with Adult) Dates: Now - March 13, except days when school is cancelled due to inclement weather. CLOSED FEB 18. Location: Indianola Activity Center, Buxton Room Fee: $1 per child per visit, or buy a 10-punch card for $9

Save $2 when you register online!

Call or click to register.

(515) 961-9420

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Summer’s Coming!

TEEN

Have You Lined Up a Job Yet?

Enjoy being outdoors? Like working with people? Check out the summer employment opportunities at

Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center!

Positions •

• • • • •

Manager & Assistant Manager

Life Guards & Substitutes Greeter/Snack Bar Attendants Operations Assistants Swim Lesson Coordinator Swim Lesson Instructors & Aides

Benefits • • • • • •

Free CPR & First Aid Renewal Training Reimbursement Snack Bar discount Monthly staff socials Paid breaks Free pool admission

Indianola Parks and Recreation will have openings for these spring and summer positions for applicants 16 and older: Day Camp Assistant Weekdays: June & July $8.50 - $10.50/hour Youth Tennis Instructor Tues & Thurs mornings & evenings June & July $8.50 - $10.50/hour

Youth Sports Instructor T-Ball & Soccer: Weeknights June & July $8.50 - $10.50/hour Softball Facility Supervisor /Concessions Weeknight & Weekend hours April - July $7.75 - $9.00/hour

Field Maintenance Worker

Duties include ballfield preparations of dragging, mowing, chalking, lining fields. Also includes general maintenance of equipment and facilities. Season runs April through October; hours vary depending on season & weather; must be flexible and able to work weekdays & weekends; 20-40 hrs per week average; Pay range $8.00-$9.00 hourly.

Applications will be posted online in February

www.indianolaiowa.gov

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Ice Skating at Brenton Plaza

There's nothing cooler than a party on ice! Join us for a fun afternoon of ice skating at the outdoor rink at Brenton Skating Plaza in downtown Des Moines. Your registration fee covers admission, skate rental, group lessons (if desired), and a snack of hot cocoa and cookies. Students may bring extra money for other concessions. We will leave the middle school immediately after the 2:20 dismissal through the east Fieldhouse doors. We will return to the Middle School by 5:30. THIS IS AN INDIANOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITY ONLY! Program# 7801 Min/Max: 25/50 Day/Date: Wednesday, February 6 Time: 2:20 pm - 5:30 pm Age: Middle School Students Fee: $18.75 ($15) Location: Leave from & return to the Indianola Middle School Registration Deadline: Monday, January 28, or when full

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VIDEO GAMES • GREAT GAMES • FUN & F WALK & TALK • HOMEWORK HELP

After checking in at The Zone students will enjoy a snack and then it’ Watch for special scheduled activities at The Zone theme days, Minute to Win It Challenges, craft projects

Thanks to Simpson College for partnering with Indianola Parks & Recr The Zone. Thank you also to our amazing volunteers who help at Th Donny Jewett & John Jakes


Indianola

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lead v advocate v improve our community Established in January of 2011, the Indianola Mayor’s Youth Council provides Indianola’s youth with an active role in addressing issues in our community. Sixteen Indianola High School students have been chosen to serve on the council and have the unique opportunity to learn how government works, represent the youth in our community, and become actively involved with community projects and activities. Participation on the council offers valuable leadership experience and will involve close interaction with the Mayor, City Council, and members of the community in working towards the betterment of Indianola.

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Current council members (listed left to right) are: 1st row: Seniors Dan Moeller, Hannah Leech, Hannah Middleswart, James McConnell and Mayor Ken Bresnan 2nd Row: Juniors Maddy Dinsmore, Claire Dugan, Taylor Elbert, Kate Bishop 3rd Row: Sophomores Evan Anderson, Emma Huff, Melanie Willis, Nicole Coghlan 4th Row: Freshmen Logan Fredell, Kassie Hulick, Kate Leech (not pictured: Freshman Doris Ann McGinnis) Do you have ideas for the Mayor’s Youth Council? Let us know what you think! Like us on Facebook to stay current on MYC plans and activities!

Save $2 when you register online!

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ADULT

Online Safety and Security

New!

We’ve all heard about how we could be putting ourselves and our personal information at risk while using the Internet. This class will show participants what the true risks are and how to avoid them. We’ll also learn how to enjoy using facebook, twitter, and other social media without being dangerous. Age: 18 & up Instructor: David Dubzcak - Indianola Middle School Business and Technology Teacher Location: Indianola Middle School – Room 503 Fees: $12.50 ($10) Min/Max: 5/15

ew! N The past few years, the Internet has undergone a huge Intro to Online Collaboration

revolution. The Internet is now a platform for people to work together across time and distance. This class will focus primarily on using Google Docs and all the ways it allows people to quickly and easily work together on their projects. This course would be great for families and small-business owners. Age: 18 & up Instructor: David Dubzcak - Indianola Middle School Business and Technology Teacher Location: Indianola Middle School – Room 503 Fees: $12.50 ($10) Min/Max: 5/15

Program Day/Date

Time

Deadline

Program Day/Date

Time

Deadline

7802

Monday, January 14

6:00 7:30 pm

Monday, January 7, or when full

7804

Thursday, January 24

6:00 7:30 pm

Thursday, January 17, or when full

7803

Tuesday, February 19

6:00 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 12, or when full

7805

Monday, March 4

6:00 7:30 pm

Monday, February 25, or when full

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Basic Dog Obedience

This course is designed to help you train your dog, age 4 months or older, to become an enjoyable, well-mannered companion. Instruction will include walking on a loose leash, and commands like sit, down, stay, and come when called, as well as proper socialization with other dogs and people. Positive reinforcement methods will be used (such as food rewards). Instructor LaDonna Hutchcroft has over 20 years of experience showing and training dogs. Note: Due to a class structure which involves a high level of socialization in a group setting, the instructor requests no pit bulls please. Class participants must submit a copy of complete vaccination records and a signed Dog Training Waiver (available on the downloads page of our website) to the Parks & Rec office by Tuesday, April 9. The first day of class is at the Indianola Activity Center and is for owners only; no dogs please.

Day: Sundays Date(s): April 14 – May 19 Age: All family members may come, but trainer must be 18 & up Location: Indianola Off-Leash Dog Park Min/Max: 3/6 Registration Deadline: Friday, April 5, or when full Fee: $65 ($60) Program# Time: Size: 7793 2:30 - 3:30 pm dogs less than 30 lbs 7794 4:00 - 5:00 pm dogs over 30 lbs 22

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Dance Instruction

Instructor Steph Steveson not only teaches dance, but also makes it fun. Have you already taken a class? Then come for a refresher and maybe pick up some new moves! Learn the basics of each dance, how to find the beats in the music, how to lead and follow correctly, and most important - have fun as you learn! Open to singles and couples of all ages. Day/Dates: Tuesdays February 5 - March 12 Min/Max: 12/20 Age: 18 & up (Age 15-17 w/registered adult) Location: Activity Center, Buxton Room Fees: $45($40) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 29, or when full

Swing Dance

Program #: #7789 Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Single Time, Double Time and Triple-Time Swing

Ballroom Dance Program # 7791

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Tango


Class with the Glass Dragon

ADULT

Back by popular demand! Come meet the Glass Dragon (aka stained glass artist Grant Dyer) and have fun learning a new creative skill in this introductory class. Learn basic stained glass techniques and safety procedures for this beautiful art. Small class allows for personal attention from Grant who has 30 years of experience in stained glass. Each student will complete two projects during the five weeks of class. A supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Program# 7795 Min/Max: 6/10 Day/Date: Tuesdays, February 12- March 12 (5 weeks) Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Age: 18 & up (Teens 15-17 are welcome to sign up if accompanied by an adult also taking the class) Location: Indianola Activity Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $60 ($55) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 5, or when full

Starting Plants from Seeds

If you would like to start your own tomato plants or a flat of bedding plants for your flower bed, this class is the one for you. You’ll learn how to start seeds, care for the seedlings and harden off the plants before setting them out in your garden. Instructors Royce and Sue Thompson have been gardening together for nearly 41 years. Program# 7796 Min/Max: 8/15 Day/Date: Thursday, February 21 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Age: 18 & up (Teens 15-17 welcome w/registered adult) Location: Indianola Activity Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $8.75 ($7.00) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 12, or when full

Beginning Vegetable Gardening

Whether you want to grow veggies in containers on your deck or turn a corner of your yard into a place to grow vegetables, this class will help you get started. Instruction will cover soil preparation, planning your garden, planting, and harvesting your produce. There will also be tips on maintaining your garden and keeping out the critters. Instructors Royce and Sue Thompson have been gardening together for nearly 41 years. Sue is a Warren County Master Gardener and Royce’s vegetables have won several ribbons at the county fair. Program# 7797 Min/Max: 8/15 Day: Tuesdays Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm Dates: April 2, 9, & 16 Age: 18 & over (teens ages 15-17 with registered adult) Location: Indianola Activity Center, Buxton Room Fee: $11.25 ($9) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 26, or when full

Save $2 when you register online!

Call or click to register.

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Year Round Color in the Garden Anne Larson

What to do when your ornamental and veggie gardens are looking tired and you’re tired of looking at them?

Saturday, February 23 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Let Iowa Garden Coach Anne Larson inspire you with 30 fun ways to enliven your garden and help you make the most of your garden spaces!

Hubbell Ballroom Kent Campus Center, Simpson College This fast-paced hour will provide you with: • expanded palettes for shade and sun gardens • time-tested methods for keeping your plants looking their best • fun and creative ideas to perk up garden spaces • ways to see & experience nature through the beauty of each garden month

Anne Larson has nearly 15 years of

professional garden maintenance, design and installation experience. She has a B.S. in horticulture from Iowa State University and continues to hone her skills through continuing education.

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A certified Landscape and Garden Center pro from the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association, she is also a member of the Professional Land Care Network (PLANET), and is a certified Iowa Rainscape designer. Anne works as a manager for Garden’s Grace, a premier garden care, design and install company in Des Moines.


INSPIRING SPEAKERS • DOOR PRIZES • GARDEN MERCHANDISE FOR SALE • DELICIOUS CATERED LUNCH INCLUDED MASTER GARDENERS EARN 4 CEU CREDITS.

Beyond Beans: Sustainable Landscapes Vegetable Gardening for Iowa Dr. Ann Marie VanDerZanden Dr. Denny Schrock

Learn tips and techniques for growing home garden vegetable crops in Iowa. We’ll discuss commonly grown vegetables, such as green beans, but also branch out into many other ranging from arugula to zucchini.

Learn how to create a sustainable landscape, including site development, plant selection and hardscape material choices.

Dr. Ann Marie VanDerZanden is Professor of Horticulture and Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University.

In her academic career she has taught many different horticulture courses and currently teaches an advanced garden composition course at ISU. Ann Marie combines her green industry work experiences with what she has learned by studying landscape design and management strategies throughout Europe and across the US in her teaching and research. A native of eastern Washington, Ann Marie now lives and gardens in Ames where her landscape is a continual work in progress.

Containers, Succulents and Terrariums Melissa Peterson & Keegan Lare

Dr. Denny Schrock is Iowa Master

Melissa & Keegan will present new and innovative ways to use succulents, annuals, and anything else you can grow in a container. Topics include: terrariums, vertical gardening, miniature gardening, artistic planting for the indoors, shabby chic and using repurposed items for containers. Presentation will include vibrant photographs and hands on displays. When you attend this presentation you will leave inspired with a lot of fun ideas for spring.

Gardener Coordinator and Lecturer in the Department of Horticulture.

He came to ISU from Meredith Corporation, where he edited 40 garden books under the Better Homes and Gardens, Scotts, Miracle-Gro, and Ortho brands. He was also a digital editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine, and provided garden content for the bhg.com/gardening website. Denny is an avid gardener and self-described plant nerd. When he moved into his Urbandale, IA, home seven years ago, he moved 850 perennials, trees, and shrubs with him!

Keegan Lare is a designer at Ted Lare Design Build & Garden Center, serving clients in the Des Moines metro area. Striving to bring new ideas to clients, Keegan enjoys using container gardening as a tool to bring seasonal and annual change to client’s homes.

Melissa Peterson is the Garden

Center Manager at Ted Lare Design Build & Garden Center. She is constantly looking for new decorating ideas and garden products to inspire customers. Melissa enjoys mixing craft with gardening to create new methods of displaying beautiful plants in a unique way.

Save $2 when you register online!

Call or click to register.

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ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS 50+

Indianola Area Senior Center 2204 W. 2nd Avenue (Hwy 92 W)

Anyone age 50 or better can participate in events and activities at the Center. Currently there is no membership fee; however, a monthly donation of $5/person is suggested. All activities free unless noted.

Bakery Bingo

What could be better than getting out of the house for this kind of fun on the last Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.? Win free bakery products like cake, pie, muffins & specialty breads from Hy-Vee.

Bingo

Exercise Classes • Line Dancing

Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Both men & women enjoy moving to music, and the steps are easy to learn. New dancers are always welcome to join this group that performs at care centers, ball games and more.

We play penny bingo every Friday at 1:00 p.m. Bring your container of pennies ... you’re not going to get rich, but you sure will have a lot of fun.

• Senior Exercise

Brain Aerobics

• Tai Chi

This group meets every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to solve puzzles and brain teasers. Resumes January 16!

Cards & Games

Groups meet throughout the week to play Bridge, Canasta, Cribbage, Hand & Foot, Pinochle and Scrabble. See schedule for times.

Computer Lab

Eight computers equipped with high speed internet and Office 2007 products are available to the public on a firstcome, first-served basis and there is no cost. Use the black & white laser printer for free with your own paper, or purchase some at the Parks & Recreation office.

Fitness Room

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 2 treadmills, exercise bike, Cardio-Fit plus TV/VCR, professional scale & blood pressure monitor are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Mon/ Tues/Thurs 8:00 a.m. A gentle workout that can be done sitting or standing that’s good for your joints, toning, mobility and balance. Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Stretch, relax, breathe, move, laugh! A gentle workout that improves balance, flexibility, immunity, strength, stamina, bone density, calmness & breathing. It’s also alot of fun!

• Yoga

Wednesdays & Fridays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. You’re only as young as you feel, and yoga is one of the most youth-enhancing exercises around. You’ll regain flexibility and stamina as well as muscle strength.

• Wii System

Available for individuals and groups to use. Try your hand at Wii bowling or other games. Surprisingly addictive!

Monthly Potluck & Birthday Party

Second Friday of the month, 11:30 a.m. Bring a side dish or dessert - main dish is provided. We’ll also have birthday cake each month. Let us know when your birthday is so we can sing Happy Birthday!

Lowry FunTime Organ Class

Join us Mondays at 1:00 p.m. as we learn how to make beautiful music. No musical background is necessary, and having your own instrument is not required. Free! Come enjoy L.I.F.E.!

Knit Wits

Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll enjoy meeting other knitters and sharing patterns and tips. Don’t know how to knit? This group will teach you.

Mah Jongg

New!

Various days and times The Senior Center has a new set of Mah Jongg tiles that can be checked out for use at the Senior Center by interested players. If you’d like to join the fun and learn a new game in the new year, call 961-9420 and we’ll help you get connected.

Pool & Snooker Room

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - Noon Saturdays Come join us for pool or snooker - the coffee pot is always on and cues are available, or bring your own. Snooker tournament held the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Pool tournament held the third Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

SHIIP Counseling

Senior Health Insurance Information Program One to one assistance with questions about Medicare, supplemental insurance, long term care insurance, Medicaid and insurance claims. Make an appointment with a trained counselor by calling (515) 962-5375. Counselors are available the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Indianola Activity Center.

Monthly Fundraiser Dances

Last Friday of the month, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. We offer great music and a lovely setting in which to dance at the Indianola Activity Center on the last Friday of each month. Come enjoy music by The Coyotes, and socialize with old and new friends. Cost is $7/person at the door. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.


Mon 8am5pm

Tues

Wed

Senior Exercise

Senior Exercise

Yoga

Senior Exercise

Tai Chi

Line Dance

Tai Chi

Line Dance

11:00 11:30 12:00 Cribbage 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00

Fri

Sat

Fitness Room Open Computer Lab Available: 8 stations with fast, free internet. B&W laser printer available. Pool Room Open

10:00 Hand & Foot (Tourney 10:30 2nd Mon)

2:00

Thurs

Yoga Tai Chi

Brain Aerobics Resumes January 16!

Cribbage

Cribbage

Bridge

SHIIP 2nd & 4th Tues

Bakery Bingo last Tues

Lowry Fun Time Organ Class

Knit Wits

Pool Room Open

ADULTS 50+

8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30

Parks & Recreation | Bringing Fun to Life

Sr Board Meeting 3rd Fri Potluck 2nd Friday

Cribbage Canasta

Scrabble Hand & Foot Cards Bridge Tourney 2nd Wed

Cribbage

Bingo

Pinochle & Cards 6-9 pm

Monthly Events

Monthly Fundraiser Dances featuring Coyote Last Friday of the month • 7 - 10 pm

Bakery Bingo (Last Tues)

Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26

1:00 PM

Bridge Tournament (2nd Wed)

Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13

1:00 PM

Monthly Dance with The Coyotes (last Fri)

Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 29

7:00 -10:00 pm

Hand & Foot Tournament (2nd Mon)

Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11

10:00 AM - Noon

Snooker Tournament (3rd Tues) Monthly 1 & 15 Tournament (3rd Wed)

Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19 Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

Potluck Dinners & Birthday Cake (2nd Fri)

Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8

11:30 AM

Senior Center Board Meeting (3rd Fri)

Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15

10:00 AM

SHIIP Counseling (2nd & 4th Tues)

Tuesdays Jan 8 & 22, Feb 12 & 26 , Mar 12 & 26

1:00—4:00 PM

Save $2 when you register online!

Call or click to register.

(515) 961-9420

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Indianola Area Senior Center

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS 50+

Connecting You to What Matters WINTER SPEAKER SERIES Healthy Living for Seniors 50+

FREE educational program for seniors, their adult children & caregivers. No charge for these programs held at the Indianola Activity Center, but please let us know you’re coming! 24 hr advance notice appreciated • Free refreshments

Thursday, February 7, 1 p.m. Successful Aging: Heart Health, Genetics vs. Lifestyle

Julie Schrader, Wellness Director & Amber Frazier, Wellness Coordinator at The Village, A WesleyLife Community

Thursday, March 7, 1 p.m. Senior Nutrition Program & Benefits

Vickie White ,Warren County Nutrition Program Manager

Soup Supper Friday, March 1 4-6pm

Enjoy piping hot homemade soups, relishes and tasty desserts in a festive atmosphere at this fundraiser for the Indianola Senior Center.

$6/person. Kids 5 & under eat free!

Warm up with Entertainment The Indianola Concert Association

provides big city entertainment opportunities at small town prices. Indianola concerts are held at the High School Auditorium. You’ll make your own transportation arrangements for these shows.

More information at www.indianolaconcertassociation.org

Purchase tickets at McCoy True Value Hardware. Season Ticket Pricing: Adult $35 • Student $15 • Family $80 (2 adults and up to 4 children or grandchildren)

Intersection

Sunday, March 17 • 7:00 p.m. • Indianola High School This trio of piano, cello and violin perform an irrisistible blend of classical, jazz, Latin, Broadway/film music, vital new commissions, and the group’s own original compositions and arrangements. Since Intersection was formed in 1998 they have forged a powerful connection with audiences world-wide. Their numerous recordings have been best-sellers in Asia. In Japan alone, CD sales have been well in excess of 100,000. Intersection has released more than half a dozen recordings.

Season tickets also give you free admission to the Newton Concert Association shows held in Newton’s High School Auditorium. Leave the driving to us by registering below!

Ilya Yakushev

Russian classical pianist World-Class Pianist This gold medal Winner of World Piano Competition has given recitals in Berlin, Vienna, Düsseldorf, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Russia and Carnegie Hall. He has also performed ensembles as varied as the Boston Pops, San Francisco Symphony and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Transportation leaves & returns to the Indianola Activity Center. Indianola Concert Association Season Tickets required and are not included in the fee. Program# 7785 Min/Max: 6/18 Age: 50+ Day/Date: Tuesday, March 26 Depart Activity Center 4:00 p.m. Return 11:00 p.m. Fee: $12.50 ($10) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 19, or when full

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Parks & Recreation | Bringing Fun to Life

Local Resources for Older Active Adults & Their Families Windsor Manor

961-8900

Alzheimier’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Assoc of Greater Iowa

(800) 272-3900

Apartments Assisted Living

Legacy House

961-5245

Regency Assisted Living (Norwalk)

981-4576

Vintage Hills Retirement Community

961-1924

Wesley The Village

961-7458

Windsor Manor

961-8900

Apartments Independent Living

Meadow Glen Terrace

962-2553

Call for Warren County Listing

255-6142 x322

Aging Services Information

Aging Resources of Central (800) 747-5352 Iowa

Counseling Services

Elderly Nutrition Programs

Aging Resources of Central Iowa

(800) 747-5352

Warren County Mental Health Services

961-0168

Neighborhood Meal Sites Carlisle

989-4367

Indianola

961-1155

Lacona

641-534-3401

Martensdale

641-764-2736

New Virginia

641-449-3214

Home Delivered Meals

Meals on Wheels

961-1003

Emergency Needs food- financialshelter-utilities

Commission of Veterans Affairs

961-1045

Department of Human Services

961-5353

Red Rock Community Action

961-2543

Eye Care

Indianola Lions Club

961-2073

Health

Warren County Heath Services

961-1074

Medicare

800-633-4227

SHIIP-senior health insurance information

962-5375

Aging Resources website

www. agingresources. com

Online Resource Center

www. lifelonglinks. org

Assistive Devices Loan Banks

Warren County Health Services

961-1074

Cancer Education/ Information

American Cancer Society

(800) 227-2345

Circle of Friends Cancer Support Group

(515) 643-8206

Housing

Warren County Housing Authority

961-1073

Caregiver Assistance

Elder Care Locator

(800) 677-1116

Legal Sevices

271-3851

Elder Care Locator website

www. eldercare.gov

Drake Senior Citizen Legal Clinic Iowa Legal Aid

243-1193

Iowa Family Caregiver Website:

www.i4a.org

Legal Hot Line for Older Iowans

282-8161

Clothing and household items

Helping Hand

961-3864

Community Aging Services Energy Assistance-Rent ReimbursementEmergency FoodWeatherizationChore servicesCommodities

Red Rock Community Action Agency 1009 South Jefferson Indianola, IA 50125

515-961-2543

Social Security Administration

Volunteer!

We value our volunteers! If you would like to be of service to others , contact Jerry. He’d love to talk with you!

Save $2 when you register online!

Call or click to register.

ADULTS 50+

Adult Day Services

800-772-1213

We Collect Used Cell Phones & Printer Cartridges! Donate your used cell phones, empty ink jet cartridges and laser toner cartridges to the Senior Center. We earn money for each item, and proceeds are used to reduce Senior Center facility expenses. (515) 961-9420

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SPORTS

Youth Softball Leagues

Youth Softball Coaches Meetings

Exciting softball action awaits you and your friends! Games will be played at the Pickard Park Youth Softball Fields. When registering, please include shirt size, accurate height and weight, number of years played, and whether a parent is willing to coach.

Location: Indianola Activity Center

Location: Pickard Park Dates: Practices begin week of March 25 or after. Games begin week of April 15. Registration Deadline: Monday, March 4 Program #

Grades

Game Days

Fee

7776

1st – 2nd

Mondays & Wednesdays

$53 ($48)

7777

3rd – 4th

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

$68 ($63)

7778

5th – 8th

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

$73 ($68)

Tentative game days have been designated for all leagues. Depending on the number of girls that register and rain cancellations there may be alternate days and times scheduled. Coaches will schedule practices outside the game dates and times. Coaches will contact players after March 15 with practice dates & times. 1st & 2nd Grade League • Will play 8 league games • Players must be in 1st grade or above • Everyone bats and fields an equal amount of time • Coaches will pitch to players for no more than 5 pitches 3rd & 4th Grade League • Will play 10 league games • Players will pitch with coaches pitching after 4 balls; No walks • Will be officiated by certified umpires • Everyone on each team will bat, with a maximum of 9 batters per inning. 5th – 8th Grade League • Will play 10 league games plus a league tournament • Players will pitch throughout the entire season • Will be officiated by certified umpires • Team members must play at least 2 innings with as equal playing time as possible.

We are looking for enthusiastic adults who enjoy working with children. Your assistance is needed to maintain quality programs at affordable prices.

Program

Age Division

Date

Time

7779

1st – 2nd Grade

Tues, March 12

6:00pm

7780

3rd – 4th Grade

Wed, March 13

6:00pm

7781

5th – 8th Grade

Wed, March 143

7:00pm

Cancellatio If the weath ns er outside is frightful, Par activities m ks and Recre ay be cancell ation ed. No Park activities ar s & Recreatio e held when n Indianola sc early, or can hools are dis celled for th missed e day due to policy appli bad weather es to both yo . This uth and adu participants lt activities. will not be ca C lass lled individ cancellation ually when th s occur. ese For evening events, cance llation decis until after 4 ions are not :00 p.m., to made allow for Io weather con wa’s quickly ditions, so p ch an le ging ase do not ca than that. C ll the office ance earlier and on our vo llations will be publish ed on our w icemail syst ebsite em, where yo cancellation u press 1 to information hear . Code of Conduct ants safe programs, particip To ensure enjoyable and times. all appropriate behavior at are expected to exhibit They shall: cipants and staff • Show respect to all parti language • Refrain from using foul dily harm to others • Refrain from causing bo nt, supplies, and facilities • Show respect for equipme

Adult Softball Leagues

Indianola Sports Association www.indianolasoftball.com

Manager meetings for Spring/Summer Leagues will be held at the Indianola Actvity Center on the following dates: Church League Tuesday, March 26 6:30 pm Mens League Tuesday, March 26 7:30 pm Coed League Tuesday, March 26 8:30 pm INDIANOLA MAGAZINE Winter, 2013 30 start dates, fees, Q&A will be discussed at these meetings. Your Quarterly ConnectionRules, to What Matters


Parks & Recreation | Bringing Fun to Life

Reserving Softball Fields at Pickard Park With ever-increasing requests for ballfield reservations at the Pickard Park Softball Complex, a way to prioritize reservations had to Primary Use

Indianola Softball Association (ISA) Adult Softball Teams

Indianola Parks & Recreation Youth Softball Teams

will be assigned a practice time until the season begins and games start. Any teams who want to continue practicing after games have started will need to decide at the coaches meeting and will be assigned a regular weekly practice time and place.

reserve fields at the managers meetings. One or two of the ISA fields (Fields 1-4) at Pickard will be reserved exclusively for adult ISA team practices. Parks & Recreation youth teams and ISA adult teams will not pay for their practice field reservations since part of their fees already go towards field maintenance and upkeep.

Additional Use - Fees Apply To qualify to reserve a field, a team must • have 75% of their team attend Indianola schools. • submit a roster with names, addresses and phone numbers of coaches and players.

Independent Competitive Softball and Independent Baseball Teams will be treated equally and given regular

weekly practice time(s) once the Parks & Rec youth teams have been assigned their times. Frequency of weekly practice will depend on field availability. A meeting will be held with these teams twice a year to draw for practice times for April - June, and again for July - September.

Fees and Payment:

Independent competitive teams will pay in advance for their reservations at the rate of $10 per 75-minute practice time. If a reserved field is not used due to rain, the team should notify the Parks & Recreation office within 24 hours to receive credit.

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be determined. The Parks & Recreation Commission also felt that all teams using the fields should contribute toward their maintenance and upkeep. They adopted the following policy in November, 2011.

Optional for All Practices: Field Lights at 8:30 PM

Lights will be available for practices for the 8:30 pm reservation time only. Fee is $10 per practice.

Indianola Little League Baseball Teams and Any Others Who Want to Reserve a Field should call the Parks & Recreation office to reserve a practice field.

Fees and Payment:

$10 per 75-minute practice time Fee must be paid at the time the reservation is made via credit card if over the phone, or by credit card or cash if in person at the office. No field reservation will be made without payment. A reservation receipt will be emailed, which should be taken along to the practice in the event verification is needed.

NOTIFICATION: Indianola Parks & Recreation will contact all the local independent competitive teams we are aware of, and will publicize the date of the meeting to draw for practice times on the city website and in the local newspaper. ***Please contact us to be added to the contact list.***

Ballfield Reservation Lottery Drawing

for April-June, 2013 practices will be held on Thursday, Mar. 14 6pm • City Hall Training Room

Disc Golf Leagues Join our Disc Golf Leagues at Pickard Park Disc Golf Course. League play is a great way to improve your play and meet fellow disc golfers. We will be using handicaps to even out play for all players. League play will be Wednesday nights beginning at 5:30 pm, but you will have the rest of the week to make up a missed league night. To be eligible for prizes, you must play on Wednesday nights. Day: Wednesdays Time: 5:30 pm Min/Max: 6/20 Ages: High School & older Location: Pickard Park Disc Golf Course

Save $2 when you register online!

Program

Session

Dates

Fee

Deadline

7772

Spring

April 3 May 29

$20($16)

Monday, April 1

7773

Summer

June 5 Aug 7

$20($16)

Monday, June 3

7775

Spring/ Summer

April 3 Aug 7

$31($26)

Monday, April 1

Call or click to register.

(515) 961-9420

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Other Youth Recreational Opportunities www.indianolalittleleague.org Gary Mattson, 962-2290

An instructional program for youngsters to develop basic soccer skills. The first two weeks will be practice oriented, while instructional games will be played during the last three weeks. Emphasis will be placed on individual skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. Play will be held outdoors at the soccer complex. Children will meet only at the scheduled times.

Indianola Basketball Association

We are also looking for parent volunteers to get involved and work with the instructors to help out at each session. Instructions will be provided to volunteers

Indianola Baseball, Inc.

SPORTS / WELLNESS

Tiny Kickers

Little League baseball practices, games and tournaments; AAU practice and tournaments for ages 5-16 years.

www.ibaleague.com information@ibaleague.com

Indianola Mat Tribe

Age: 4-5 year olds Min/Max: 8/20 Day: Saturdays Dates: April 13 - May 11 Location: Soccer Complex south of Middle School

Wrestling program for K-6th grades, Dec-Feb.

Program #7769 Time: 9:00 - 9:50 am Program #7770 Time: 10:00 - 10:50 am Program #7771 Time: 11:00 - 11:50 am

Competitive AAU basketball program open to Indianola boys and girls, 3rd - 8th grade.

www.indianolawrestling.com Matt Young, (515) 961-5047 or matt.young@indianola.k12.ia.us

Indianola Swim Club

www.indianolaswimclub.com

Recreational and competitive swimming for ages 4-18.

Fee: $28 ($23)-- Optional $6 T-Shirt Fee includes $6 field improvement fee. Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 28, or when full

Indianola Soccer Tribe

www.IndianolaSoccerTribe.com

Competitive 8-week soccer seasons for ages 4-18 offered spring & fall.

Indianola Volleyball Club

Heather Parker, (515) 971-5433 or heatherparker@vaultdenim.com

Competitive volleyball program affiliated with AAU and USA Volleyball for 6th grade & older. Tryouts: November. Season: January - April.

Indianola Youth Football League www.indianolayouthfootball.com Jamie Bishop (515) 240-9413 Jeff Petersen (515) 961-4732

INDOOR SOCCER CAMP 2013

Grades 1-4 & 5-6 January 19 & 20, 2013 4:00 - 5:30pm Blake Field House at the Middle School Fee: $25 T-shirt Option: $8 (add to registration fee) Deadline (If Ordering a T-Shirt): Monday, January 11th

Late registration: will be accepted after January 11th, but t-shirts will not be available.

Coached by IHS soccer coaches and IHS girls & boys soccer players Questions? Contact sarlataldridge@msn.com or darkosoccer@aol.com

Indianola 2013 Futsal Soccer Tournament

February 23-24 • Blake Field House at Middle School Entry fee: U8 - $160, U10 and up - $200 per team Deadline: February, 14th, 2013 Fundraiser for Indianola High School and Indianola Soccer Tribe Sign up @ IndianolaSoccerTribe.com. An additional $10 fee will be charged for online registration.

Contacts: sarlataldridge@msn.com, darkosoccer@aol.com, kbc50125@aol.com

Competitive tackle football for older elementary and middle school students.

Warren County Izaak Walton League

www.warrenikes.com • 961-3025 clubhouse Shane Howard (515) 989-9056 president@warrenikes.com

Trap, archery & rifle ranges, hiking trail, hunter safety education course, trap & archery leagues.

Warren County Conservation Board www.warrenccb.org • (515) 961-6169

Nature activities for the whole family. Cross country ski workshops and equipment rentals.

Coming Up in the April Issue of Indianola Magazine

Hershey’s Track Meet Soccer Leagues (Fall)

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T-Ball League & Instruction Swim Lesson Information Summer Sports Camps

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HeartSaver CPR/AED

If you have to perform CPR or give a child emergency care, it will be without warning, without time for review. In a moment of confusion and panic, we want you to respond with confidence and accuracy. Participants will earn a 2 year certification from the American Heart Association. Certify or recertify in CPR/AED for adults, children and infants. Courses are taught by the professional paramedics and nurses of CPR Central. Min/Max: 8/20 Age: 18 & up Location: City Hall Training Room Fee: $40 ( $35) Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm Prog

Day/Date

7808

Wednesday, January 23 Wednesday, January 16*

7809 Wednesday, March 13 *or when full

Registration Deadline Wednesday, March 6*


Parks & Recreation | Bringing Fun to Life

Body Pump & Body Transformation

7710

1/7 - 2/27 Wednesday, 1/2*

7709

3/4 - 5/1

* or when full

$37.50 ($32.50)

Monday, 2/25 $40 ($35) (no class 3/18 & 3/20)*

Boot Camp

All new format, we change it up every season!

Beginning in January we will incorporate px kettleball workouts. Intervals will get progressively more challenging as you get stronger. There will be nonstop fat burners like star jumps, scissor lunges and power jacks. Another segment of the class will be a focus to get those six pack abs you’ve been wanting. We will burn overall body fat while conditioning your core. The aerobic segments mix calisthenics classics like jumping jacks and mountain climbers while the toning section will have a huge variety of chops and plank rotations. This combo class will help you get the results you desire. You’ll need an exercise mat, towel, bottle of water; women will need a 5 – 8 lbs kettle ball, men will need a 8 – 15 lbs kettle ball. Instructed by Janet Ray. Day: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 7:15-8:15 pm Min/Max: 15/25 Location: Irving Elementary Gym Age: 16 years & older (unless accompanied by at adult) Prog Dates Registration Deadline Fee 7742

1/7 - 2/27 Wednesday, 1/2*

7741

3/4 - 5/1

* or when full

$37.50($32.50)

Monday, 2/25 $40 ($35) (no class 3/18 & 3/20)*

HeartSaver First Aid/CPR/AED

If you have to perform CPR or give a child emergency care, it will be without warning, without time for review. In a moment of confusion and panic, we want you to respond with confidence and accuracy. Participants will earn a 2 year certification from the American Heart Association. New or expecting parents and family members will learn about common fatal injurites in infants and children, life saving skills and how to manage a child’s illnesses and injuries until professional help arrives. We’ll cover first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, CPR and relief of choking and car seats/air bag safety. First aid and CPR certification. Taught by the professional paramedics and nurses of CPR Central. Program: 7810 Min/Max: 8/20 Age: 18 & up Fee: $48 ( $43) Location: City Hall Training Room Day/Date: Wednesday, February 13 Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 6, or when full

Save $2 when you register online!

Chicometrics

This popular deep muscle-toning program develops muscular tone and skeletal strength so you look good and feel great. Measure your progress! After only 3-4 one-hour sessions, you can expect to trim as much as 1 to 2 inches from the hips, thighs, and abdominal areas. No impact based with isotonic and isometric principles for fast toning results. Also great for helping with aches and pains. Instructor: Alice Gaumer Days: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm Min/Max: 12/40 Age: 16 years & older (unless accompanied by at adult) Location: Warren County Administration Building Prog

Dates

Registration Deadline Fee

7729

Jan 7 - Feb 27

Wednesday, Jan 2*

7730 Mar 4 - Apr 24 Monday, Feb 28*

WELLNESS

Come get pumped and totally transform your body at the same time. This class features two segments of body sculpting. Class will consist of a variety of changeup routines to help you burn fat from within. There will be reps of 60 seconds per exercise and you are on the move! It’s a technique that encourages quality reps instead of rushed reps, and soothing short stretches. You will work thermogenics to burn fat from within, tone, lose weight, and gain strength and conditioning. We will work upper & lower body and abs. You will be motivated because you will see great results! Participants will need a set of 3 lbs weights for women and 8 lbs weights for men, mat, towel and water. Instructed by Janet Ray. Day: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 6:15-7:15 pm Min/Max: 15/25 Location: Irving Elementary Gym Age: 16 years & older (unless accompanied by at adult) Prog Dates Registration Deadline Fee

$37.50 $40 * or when full

“My job requires alot of twisting and lifting. For years I had lower back problems, but since I started Chico, my back has been great. I will be 55 this year and feel better than ever.” Laura Lash, 3 year participant “Would I recommend Chico to others? I have and will continue to do so. ...our highly experienced and motivated instructor, Alice, a/k/a The Drill Instructor...gradually increases the degree of difficulty as the class progresses and I am challenged each and every week to keep up with her.” Douglass Marberry, 2 year participant

Tae Kwon Do

Self Discipline, self-defense, weight control, posture improvement, self-confidence, coordination, muscle toning, physical and mental state are all enhanced through TKD. Beginners and Advanced may test for a higher belt at the end of each session for an additional fee. Potential participants are invited to observe and talk with instructors. This class stresses the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. Age: 6 years & older Instructor: Two Rivers Martial Arts www.tworiversmartialarts.com Location: Indianola Activity Center

Beginner

Program# 7765 Days: Mondays & Thursdays Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Dates: February 21 - April 18 Fee: $39 ($34) Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 14, or when full

Advanced

Program# 7767 Days: Mondays & Thursdays Time: 7:00 - 8:15 pm Wednesdays Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Dates: February 21 - April 18 Fee: $45 ($40) Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 14, or when full

Call or click to register.

(515) 961-9420

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Do You Use This Bridge? TRAILS & PARKS

This wooden bridge at the south end of 10th Street connects to the McVay Trail. It is in poor condition, but before repairing it, your Parks & Recreation department would like to determine how badly it is needed and how often it is used to access the trail. The trail can also be accessed from 9th Street, just one block away.

If the use is low, the bridge may be removed.

Give your input regarding the bridge by taking a

very short survey. You can find the survey online on the city website at indianolaiowa.gov, or call 961-9420 to have

Respond by January 31 to have your input taken into consideration. a survey mailed to you.

Friends of Indianola Trails (FIT) New!

This is a newly formed group of Indianola area residents who have an interest in trails. Their purpose is to foster the development, safety, maintenance and promotion of commuter and recreational trails in the greater Indianola area. They will also support and partner with trail connections in Warren County. The top focus areas for 2013 are maintenance, development, advocacy, partnerships and safety. The Friends of Indianola Trails group is open to anyone who has an interest in trails and would like to be involved. Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The January meeting will be on Tuesday the 8th at the Indianola Activity Center. For additional information, contact John Hagener, the group chairperson at 961-6579 or the Indianola Parks & Recreation Department at 961-9420.

Indianola Dog Playground 2013 Annual Permits

on Sale Now at the Parks & Rec Office

To Purchase Your Dog’s Permit, bring • $20 • Proof of rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations from your veterinarian

Indianola Dog Playground is located at Downey Memorial Park one mile south of the Warren County Fairgrounds at South K Street & West 17th Avenue Open Daily Dawn-Dusk. Water available 4/15 - 10/15.

Annual Permits($20) or Daily Passes ($3) are REQUIRED to use the dog park. Save $2 when you register online!

Call or click to register.

(515) 961-9420

www.indianolaiowa.gov

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RENTAL S & FACILITIES

Indianola Activity Center RO OM RENTALS 2204 W. 2nd Avenue (Hwy 92 W)

Rooms at the Indianola Activity Center are available for rent Monday-Friday 5:30 p.m. to Midnight, Weekends 8:00 a.m. - Midnight. Rental fees are determined by the size or nature of the group, and whether the renter lives within the city limits of Indianola. Call or visit our website for complete details.

Buxton Room

200 person capacity. Your rental fee includes: 36-5’ round folding tables that seat 6-8 people, 288 folding chairs, 15 rectangular tables, 8” portable stage risers with skirting, lectern and public address system, projector screen (projector not included) and full kitchen with coffee makers. Renters provide their own table service, table cloths & chair covers, cooking utensils, etc.

Shull Conference Room

15-person capacity, carpeted room with tables that can be separated or pushed together to form a large conference table. It includes a whiteboard.

Arts & Crafts Room

15-person capacity, tiled floor room with folding tables and chairs for maximum flexibility. A sink is also available in this room. Perfect for a child’s birthday party!

Park Shelter Reservations Electricity & water available at park shelters from April 15 - October 15.

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Barker Park 3 tables/seating for 18, grill, portable rest room, drinking fountain, playground, benches, ball field, 1/2 basketball court McCord Park 9 tables/seating for 72, grill, modern rest rooms, drinking fountain, playground, 1/2 basketball court, sand volleyball court, soccer goal, open space, hiking trails, wooded area Memorial Park 12 tables/seating for 96, grill, modern rest rooms, drinking fountain, playground, Amphitheater, Indianola Skate Park, Aquatic Center, Trailhead for Jerry Kelley Trail Moats Park 9 tables/seating for 72, grill, modern rest rooms, drinking fountain, playground, Christopher M. Street Memorial Basketball Courts (3 half-courts) benches, softball field Pickard Park 10 tables/seating for 80, large grill, modern rest rooms, drinking fountain, 18 hole disc golf course, 10 horseshoe courts, 4 adult softball fields, 2 youth softball fields, hiking trails, Trailhead for the McVay Trail, campground, pond, native prairie grasses, woodlands INDIANOLA MAGAZINE Winter, 2013 Your Quarterly Connection to What Matters

New Reservation Policy

Beginning in 2013, reservations may now be made up to one year in advance for park shelters and the Buxton Gazebo. As an example, someone calling on July 1, 2013, may make a shelter reservation for any date through July 1, 2014.

Reserving the Buxton Park Gazebo A $35.00 fee and a $50.00 damage deposit are required. Reservation is not confirmed until fee and deposit are received at the Parks and Recreation office within five working days from the date the reservation is made. Deposit will be returned within one week after use; renter will be notified right away if there was a problem that would result in the Department keeping the damage deposit. Rentals are for small groups only and are subject to following park use guidelines: no water available, electric at gazebo & light poles, no stakes in ground, no nails or tacks in gazebo, drop cloth required with candle use, chairs on hard surfaces only, no tents.


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Ways to Register

REGISTER

Indianola Parks & Recreation Registration Form Please Note:

1. Online at www.indianolaiowa.gov 2. Phone (515) 961-9420 (debit/credit card) 3. Mail this form with payment to 2204 W. 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 50125 4. Drop off this form and payment after hours 5. In person at 2204 W. 2nd Ave 8am - 5pm Mon-Fri

Registrants in any program assume full responsibility for any risk, implicit or direct, by participation in said activity or facility. You are advised the City does not provide medical insurance covering injuries to its participants. To Our Participants with Disabilities If you need special accommodations for program participation, please contact our office by phone or in writing. We are waiting to serve you.

Make checks payable to Indianola Parks & Recreation

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Available T-Shirt Sizes: Youth - S, M, L Adult - S, M, L, XL ATTENTION ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS By their very nature, many Parks & Recreation programs involve body contact, substantial physical exertion, emotional stress, and/or use of equipment, which represents a certain risk to users. Our recommendation is to check with your physician prior to participating in these activities. PHOTOGRAPHS Photographs may be taken by our staff at activities and events, including The Zone. These are for department use and may be reproduced in city publications and on our website. If you have concerns about your child being photographed, please let us know.

Save $2 when you register online!

REFUND POLICY Refunds/credits will gladly be given as long as your refund request is made by 5:00 pm on the business day prior to the start of the program, less a $4 processing fee and all costs already incurred. Any time after that date, a pro-rated refund/credit will only be granted for illness, medical reasons or other unavoidable circumstance. Physician’s written verification required. Must make request within 7 working days. CANCELLATION POLICY We reserve the right to cancel a program or activity that does not meet the minimum number of participants necessary to offer the program. REGISTRATION CHANGE FEE A $5 fee will be charged for each registration change made after participants are initially enrolled in a program. REGISTRATION REMINDERS • Participant’s age must fall within age requirements by the program’s beginning date. • Participants are not registered until payment is received. RESIDENT/NONRESIDENT FEES Registration fee discounts will be given to people who live within the city limits of Indianola, because residents make a significant contribution to the financing and operation of the department through property taxes. Nonresidents (those who live outside city limits) pay regular program fees.

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Seasonal Information SNOW ORDINANCE

City Ordinance 69.10 prohibits parking on any public street or alley during a snow emergency parking ban. Such ban is in effect when two or more inches of snow or ice has fallen or is predicted by the National Weather Service. Ban shall continue for the duration of the storm and for forty-eight hours past the end of the storm unless streets are fully opened after plowing. If your vehicle is in violation of the snow emergency parking ban, you will be subject to a $35.00 parking ticket and/or your vehicle may be towed at your expense. Snow emergency parking ban will be posted on cable channel 86, the city website www.indianolaiowa.gov, the informational sign outside City Hall or can be confirmed by contacting the Police Dept. at 961-9400. Please take special note of this ordinance and plan accordingly.

SIDEWALKS

For the safety of pedestrians, City ordinance requires property owners to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice in a timely manner. Failure to comply with this ordinance may result in a fine, court costs and/or payment to the City for costs associated with removal.

Please Clear Snow From Around Your Fire Hydrant If you have a fire hydrant located at or near your property, the Indianola Fire Department is asking that you clear snow away from it. When responding to a fire emergency, every second counts. Buried or inaccessible hydrants may result in a delay at the scene of the emergency. Your assistance in keeping hydrants clear is greatly appreciated! 40

INDIANOLA MAGAZINE Winter, 2013 Your Quarterly Connection to What Matters

Be Prepared to Stay Safe in Winter Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall. Many people prefer to remain indoors in the winter, but staying inside is no guarantee of safety. Take these steps to prepare your home to stay safe and warm during the winter months. • Winterize your home. • Install weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows. • Insulate water lines that run along exterior walls. • Clean out gutters and repair roof leaks. • Check your heating systems. • Have your heating system serviced professionally to make sure that it is clean, working properly and ventilated to the outside. • Inspect and clean fireplaces and chimneys. • Install a smoke detector. Test batteries monthly. • Have a safe alternate heating source and alternate fuels available. • Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) emergencies. • Install a CO detector to alert you of the presence of the deadly, odorless, colorless gas. • Learn symptoms of CO poisoning: headaches, nausea, and disorientation. • Keep grills and generators out of the house and garage. Position generators at least 20 feet from the house. Above all, be prepared to check on family and neighbors who are especially at risk from cold weather hazards: young children, older adults, and the chronically ill. If you have pets, bring them inside. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate, warm shelter and unfrozen water to drink. No one can stop the onset of winter. However, if you follow these suggestions, you will be ready for it when it comes. Source: www.cdc.gov


General City Reminders BILL PAYMENT OPTIONS ON-LINE PAYMENTS

It’s easy, convenient and free! Just log onto the city’s web site at: www.indianolaiowa.gov, select “Pay Utility Bill Online”. Easy to follow instructions and the link to the secure payment site are provided. (MasterCard, Visa, Discover cards, checking and savings accounts) You may also pay by phone anytime anyday by calling 1-877-885-7968. (Residential ONLY)

AUTOMATIC PAYMENT FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT

This requires the completion of an authorization form at City Hall. Payment is deducted on the 20th of each month. If the 20th falls on the weekend, the payment will be deducted on the Friday before.

BUDGET BILLING This billing options allows customers to pay the average of their annual utility costs on a month basis rather than the actual bill amount. Paying the average cost allows you to know (and budget for) the exact payment amount. If a customer elects budget billing, they must be on “Automatic Payment” thru City Hall.

PARKING TICKETS/AMBULANCE BILLS & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FEES Residents may use their MasterCard, Visa or Discover card for payment of their city parking tickets, ambulance bills and community development fees. Credit card payments for utilities and tickets are accepted in person at City Hall or may be made on-line by selecting “I Want To” and select “Pay Any Other Bill”.

VOLUNTARY DEDUCTIONS Tips for Trails Utility Bill Roundup Program. Citizens may round up their bill to the nearest dollar and contribute the extra to trails OR add a flat dollar amount for trails to their monthly bill. With either option or the combination of both, the amount contributed will be accumulated for the trails system and is tax deductible.

DISCRIMINATION POLICY The City of Indianola assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any City of Indianola service, program, or activity.

Ordinances SNOW ORDINANCE

City Ordinance 69.10 prohibits parking on any public street or alley during a snow emergency parking ban. Such ban is in effect when two or more inches of snow or ice has fallen or is predicted by the National Weather Service. Ban shall continue for the duration of the storm and for forty-eight hours past the end of the storm unless streets are fully opened after plowing. If your vehicle is in violation of the snow emergency parking ban, you will be subject to a $35.00 parking ticket and/ or your vehicle may be towed at your expense. Snow emergency parking ban will be posted on cable channel 86, the city website www.indianolaiowa.gov or can be confirmed by contacting the Police Dept. at 961-9400. Please take special note of this ordinance and plan accordingly.

SNOW & ICE REMOVAL ORDINANCE

For the safety of all citizens, residents are required to remove snow and ice from the public sidewalks in front of residential and commercial properties. Snow should not be pushed or blown into the street, but rather in the parking.

NOISE ORDINANCE

Loud music is the most common violation of this ordinance. Whether in a residence or in a moving vehicle, music, if played loudly so as to impose on others, can result in the issuance of a citation. For special approved exemptions, a permit may be obtained from the police department.

NO BURNING ORDINANCE

No open burning is allowed in city limits. All exceptions must be granted a permit. Call the Fire department at 961-9405 or the City Clerk’s Office at 961-9410 for questions.

CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM

The City provides bi-weekly curbside pickup on recyclable items. A monthly fee is charged on the city utility bill regardless of whether or not the household participates.

E-WASTE COLLECTION

Located at the Indianola Brush Facility and available during normal hours of operation. Acceptable items: computer systems, VCR’s, printer’s, DVD players, fax machines, cell phones, and video game systems. There is a charge for monitors and TV’s. Current fees can be found on www.indianolaiowa.gov.

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Sustainability Recycling 101

Today, recycling efforts in the United States keep 32 percent of waste from going to landfills. That prevents more than 60 million tons of garbage from ending up in landfills every year [Source: EPA]. The city of Indianola would like to encourage all residents to take part in our recycling program. Here are some interesting facts that show the positive impact our recycling efforts can have on energy, natural resources and pollution. Recycling one ton of paper (approximately 222,841 sheets of office paper) saves about 17 trees, two barrels of oil (enough to run the average car for 1,260 miles), 4,100 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy (enough power for the average home for 6 months), 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space, 60 pounds of air pollution and 7,000 gallons of water. One ton of recycled plastics save 5,774 kWh of energy, 16.3 barrels of oil, 98 million BTU’s of energy and 30 cubic yards of landfill space. Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy required to make the same amount of aluminum from its original source [Source: http://bgm.stanford.edu/pssi_faq_benefits]. The following is the most up-to-date list of items that can and cannot be put in your recycling bin.

The following items CAN be recycled

•Aluminum food and beverage containers

•Glass food and beverage containers – brown, clear, or green

•Steel or iron cans (soup cans, veggie cans, coffee cans, etc), Empty aerosol cans

•Paper cardboard dairy/juice cartons (Containers should be empty & free of food debris & rinsed.)

•Plastic containers with symbols #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

•Corrugated cardboard, Paperboard (cereal boxes, pop cases, tissue boxes, etc)

•Magazines, Catalogs, Telephone books, Newsprint

•Printer paper, Copier paper, Mail (windows do not need to be removed)

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