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Washington County Solar Energy Tour

Taken at the Paul Reed farm. Pictured above left to right: Ken Reed; Paul Reed; Rep. Sally Stutsman; Rep. Dave Maxwell; Rep. Curtis Hanson; Tim Dwight, iPower; Rep. Jarad Klein; Denny Harding, Iowa Farm Bureau; Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey; Sen. Ken Rozenboom. Photo submitted.

Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, together with State Representative Jarad Klein, hosted a fact-finding tour of prominent southeast Iowa solar installations focused on Washington County, Iowa, on Friday, March 21. Together with solar energy installers and other legislators,

participants saw firsthand how the area farmers are helping control their energy costs with increasingly affordable, clean solar energy. Rural businesses, the Washington County Fairgrounds, and the local electric co-op were also featured.

Solar Panels at Vittetoe, Inc. in Keota. Vittetoe, Inc. was not on the tour, but was highlighted.

Vittetoe Inc., is located in Keota and manufacturing include state-of-the-art laser cutting and robotic welding, which ensure quality-produced products. Hog equipment, chaff spreaders and some Show Stopper Equipment products are the main items manufactured at the plant. Atwood Electric Inc. from installed a roof mount 72.9 kW solar system. It contains 270 watt – Solar World modules. These particular modules are 100% made at their Oregon plant. The

inverters are Fronius IG Plus Advanced , 3 phase inverters. Fronius has a large presence in Indiana and these string inverters are assembled there. Racking is from DPW racking, manufactured in New Mexico. The installation itself is on 2 buildings that are attached to the Vittetoe site. They are considered a large industrial user by Alliant energy. This system will offset more than 1/3 of their total usage.

Solar Panels on the buildings at the Washington County Fair Grounds.

At the Washington County Fairgrounds, CB Solar installed 38kW of solar in 2013. 15kW services the livestock build-

ings, 11kW services the campgrounds, 7kW powers the office building, and 5kW runs the street lights.

Taken at the Paul Reed farm in Washington County. The Array shown is part of a 16.96 kW system installed by EPo energy. ( Pictured above left to right: Paul Reed; Ben Wollner, CB solar (partially obscured); Steve Falck, Environmental Law & Policy Center (back to camera); State Rep. Sally Stutsman; State Rep. Jarad Klein. Photo submitted.

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Community Calendar Don’t Cave to MS Bake Sale April 4 & 5 The annual Don’t Cave to MS Bake Sale will take place on Fri., April 4 and Sat., April 5 at Farmers Savings Bank during banking hours. This year they will be grilling up pork burgers and hot dogs on Friday starting at 11:00 a.m. KC Fish Fry April 4 The Knights of Columbus will host a Fish Fry on Fri., April 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the KC Hall in Harper. KHS Presents Snow Off White April 4 & 5 The KHS Drama Department to present Snow Off White on Fri., April 4 and Sat., April 5 starting at 7:30 p.m. each night. Call the high school at 641-636-3491 for tickets. Welch Benefit Dinner April 5 There will be a Welch Benefit Dinner in honor of the Welch Twins on Sat., April 5 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Keota VFW. This is a free will donation event with proceeds going to the March of Dimes. The twins are daughters of Jake and Amanda Welch; granddaughters of Denny and Joni Redlinger who were born 14 weeks prematurely. BINGO at Keota VFW April 6 There will be BINGO at the Keota VFW on Sun., April 6 starting at 2:00 p.m. CYM Crock-Pot Cook-Off April 6 The CYM Crock-Pot CookOff will be on Sun., April 6 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the United Church of Faith. Rubio Breakfast April 12 There will be a Rubio Breakfast Fundraiser on Sat., April 12 from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Rubio Community Building, 3 miles north of Richland on G-67. Keota Community Easter Egg Hunt April 19 Keota’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Park in Keota. Children 4th grade and younger are invited to participate in the egg hunt. Parents and grandparents are reminded to bring their cameras in case the Easter Bunny happens to show up! Baseball Umpire Clinic April 23 IHSAA Free Baseball Umpire Clinic is Wed., April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ottumwa High School. Keota Schools Snow MakeUp Days The following is a list of snow make-up days for the Keota Community School District: Mon., April 21; Tues., May 27; Wed., May 28; Thurs., May 29; Fri., May 30; Mon., June 2; Tues., June 3. Keota Fun Days June 13 and 14 Keota Fun Days will take place on Fri., June 13 and Sat., June 14 this year. Keota Alumni Banquet June 14 The Keota Alumni Banquet will take place on Sat., June 14 in the KHS Gym at 6:00 p.m.


KHS to Present Snow Off White

Pictured above front to back, left to right: Abby Schulte, Maggie Baker, Olivia Sieren, Marty Baker, Grant Hill, Jacob Wickenkamp, Sloan Ott, Turner Klein, Brittany Baumert, Grace McHugh, Bianca Cardona, Kayla Baker, Megan Adam, Hannah Reed, Jacob Moeller, Ben Shemanski, Emily Baetsle, Grace Shemanski. Photo by Tomisha Sprouse. Take a trip to the mythical kingdom of Glindenbrook to peek in on the lives of King Vance, the Evil Vilenity and of course our heroine, Snow Off White on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. as the Keota Drama Department presents Snow Off White. You will enjoy meeting the fast friends of Snow: Hanna, Elsa and Gregory; her protective fairy godmothers, Temperance, Periwinkle, Malicity, Whisper, Mother Iko, Narcia and Destiny; the evil followers of Vilenity: Dirk, Magic Mirror, Scounder, Awol, and Olaf; the faithful butler Bjorn, the Clergyman and of course the Prince Phillip and the Lovely Rosamond. Mark your calendars for April 4 or 5 to come out and support the drama students. Bring the family and enjoy a night of childhood memories.

2014 Keokuk County Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Keokuk County is hosting a kickoff event on Wednesday, April 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Pizza Ranch in Sigourney, as volunteers and participants launch fundraising efforts for the year. The kickoff honors cancer survivors and caregivers, and features speakers from the community who have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay For Life. Those interested are able to register to participate for the event to be held on Saturday, June 7 beginning at 6-10 p.m. on the Sigourney Square and Courthouse Lawn. The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against cancer. This year, Relay For Life takes place in nearly 6,000 communities in the United States and 20 other countries and raise funds to support the mission of the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. For more information about the upcoming kickoff, please contact Ed Rustioni at 319-4589422 or or visit Relay For Life of Keokuk County. Sign up for Relay For Life of Keokuk County today and help our community finish the fight against cancer.

The Keota Eagle Office will be Closed on Friday, April 4.

Don’t CAVE to MS

The annual Don’t CAVE to MS Bake Sale will take place on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at Farmers Savings Bank during banking hours. This year will mark the first year that the group will be grilling pork burgers and hot dogs, donated by the Keota Meat Locker, on Friday starting at 11:00 a.m. This is a free will donation event. In early 2008, Nickole Cave was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Since then she has been on a mission to get the word out about MS and raise money for the National MS Society. The bake sale came about in a brainstorming session with Brandi Cave on ways to raise awareness/money for MS

and Nickole’s Walk MS Team “Don’t CAVE to MS”. “I have done a few different fundraisers over the years, but this one is always my favorite one to do,” commented Cave. The money raised from the annual bake sale goes to the National MS Society and Cave’s Walk MS Team. “This fundraiser is successful every year because of the fantastic community I live in and the support they give me,” stated Cave. “This will be my fifth year doing the Bake Sale and Walk MS. Every year I am still happily overwhelmed by the support I receive from the community, family, and friends.” Cave is 1999 graduate of Keota High School. She has worked at Cost Cutters for the last 13 years. Cave is a member of the National MS Society Upper Midwest Chapter and in 2012 she was honored as one of the Walk MS Ambassadors. If you have baked goods you would like to donate to the bake sale or have questions contact Nickole Cave at 319.461.3780 or Brandi Cave at 319.530.9740.

Pictured top: Nickole Cave and Brandi Cave at the Walk MS. Family sticks together - pictured above: Nickole Cave with her siblings Tony Kron, Becky Alon, and Douglas Knepper.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blessings Soup Kitchen Deao Earns Certificate Volunteers are building a soup kitchen in downtown Ottumwa. “Blessings Soup Kitchen”, 228 A E Main St in Ottumwa will open its doors April 21st. For more information contact Angie Carr, 409 North Ellis Street, Keota, IA 52248 or 641636-3773.

What Cheer Winds Concert Band

The What Cheer Winds concert band is presenting their ninth annual spring concert on Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the What Cheer Opera House. Directed by Gary Huxford, the band is playing familiar tunes, including Sousa marches, hymn tunes such as “Abride with Me” and “It Is Well With My Soul,” and songs by George M. Cohen, includes “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “Give My Regards to Broadway.” Celebrating John Philip Sousa’s opera house performance in 1906, the band continues to provide audience favorites and features soloists Alissa Bieschke and Rich Thorson. There is no admission charge; a free will donation is accepted.

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Colby Deao of Farmers Savings Bank, Keota successfully completed the Iowa Bankers Association Consumer Credit School, March 3-7, 2014 in Ankeny, Iowa. The is an intense one-week program sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association. The purpose of the IBA Consumer Credit School is to prepare consumer credit personnel who want to broaden their consumer credit knowledge or who have not been exposed to formal consumer credit education, to serve effectively and profitably as a consumer credit officer. This is accomplished by developing a better understanding of the consumer credit function, deepening the comprehension of the managerial aspect of consumer credit operations and developing and refining the administrative and human relation skills necessary to meet the credit needs of their customers. “I have had the honor of working at Farmers Savings Bank for almost four years now,” commented Deao. “I appreciate the opportunity they have given me to attend Consumer Credit School. It was a long week packed full of valuable information that I will be able to use in the future.”

Rev. Charles Fladung Mass Schedule Holy Trinity, Keota: Saturday 6 pm, Sunday 8 am St. Mary’s, Sigourney: Saturday 4 pm, Sunday 10 am Phone: 641-636-3883

Sat., April 5, 6 PM: Lector: Becky Morris; Servers: Avery, Riley, and Taylor Conrad; Gifts: M/M Randy Flander; Communion: M/M Larry Davis, Deb Horras, Donna Clubb; Ushers: M/M Randy Flander, M/M Kevin Greiner. Sun., April 6, 8 AM: Lector: Tim Sieren; Servers: Patrick Clarahan, Cooper Sieren, Ben Shemanski; Gifts: Religious Education Class; Communion: M/M Tim Sieren, MaryAnn Bell; Ushers: Religious Education Class. Maplewood Manor: Evonne Merz.

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Sun., April 6: Children’s Mass, 8:00 a.m.; Religious Education/Confirmation, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Parking Notice for The 2014 youth soccer season in Sigourney begins on Saturday, April 5 and ends on May 17. Soccer games will be played at the new soccer fields located at 1117 North Main Street in Sigourney. There are a few guidelines to be aware of with the new soccer location: There is NO PARKING on either side of North Main Street. All vehicles parked along either side of North Main Street will be ticketed and/or towed. Free parking is available at the soccer fields, at JMC Services located at 905 North Main or the Sigourney CSD bus barn at 807 North Main and the City shop at 880 North Main as long as no doors are blocked.


The Keota Eagle gladly accepts ‘Milestone’ announcements to share with community members, family and friends. Send all engagement, birth and wedding announcements to The Keota Eagle, P.O. Box 18, Keota, IA 52248, or email them to Or deliver them to the office at 310 E. Broadway, Keota. A $10.00 photo fee is assessed per photo and per newspaper. All announcements are posted to the website at www.keotaeagle. com.

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Church Services & Activities United Church Holy Trinity Of Faith Parish Pastor Sheldon Henderson

Lt. Governor to Sigourney Soccer Visit Sigourney Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds is scheduled to visit Sigourney on Wednesday, April 2 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Her office is coordinating the visit with Norman Atwood at Atwood Electric Solar Business in Sigourney. The company is located at 23134 Hwy. 149 on the south edge of Sigourney. The community is encouraged to join the tour. For more information contact Norman Atwood at 641.622.3626 or visit their website at

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201 North Ellis Street, PO Box 208 Keota, IA 52248-0208 (641)636-3825 - email - webpage Keota UCF – facebook page Sunday Worship Service - 9:00 AM Youth Sunday School – 9:15-10 AM Wed., April 2: Light Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. Followed by Devotional Service; Administrative Session 7:00 p.m. Thurs., April 3: Kids’ Club, 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. Sun., April 6: Liturgist: Carl Sigler; Greeters: Jill Bader and Joyce Leedom; Candle Lighters: Justin Hultman and Nate Owen; Musician: Angie Carr. Wed., April 9: Light Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. Followed by Devotional Service; Fellowship/ Evangelism Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Bethel Church Pastor LuAnn Benge 319-456-3105

6 miles east of Sigourney on Hwy. 92 Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10:30 a.m. Alive at Five every 1st and 3rd Sunday evening at 5 p.m.

Dutch Creek Flyers Meet

The Dutch Creek Flyers met for a meeting on March 16 at Callie and Luke Greiner’s house. In attendance was Cooper and Drew Sieren, Joe Swanstrom, Anthony Westendorf, Alexa Purkeypile, Bryce Greiner, Isaiah and Cara Hahn, Kolton Greiner, Jack Eakins, Luke and Callie Greiner, and Cole Brenneman. During roll call the group mentioned their most memorable winter thing and who they thought would win the March Madness tournament. Later Callie motioned to help restore the football bowl and it was then seconded by Kolton. The club decided to do bake sales as well as other things to raise funds. They then went over upcoming important dates. Afterwards Cooper and Luke did their presentations. Once presentations concluded the group decided the next meeting would be April 13 at Bryce Greiner’s house and adjourned the meeting.


Community Billboard Birthdays & Anniversaries

4/2: Brayden Beinhart, Katherine Marcano-Bell, Kenley Jeffries, Teigha Carl, Tony Altenhofen, M/M Paul Morris. 4/3: Ann Sheetz, Gordon Weber, Shauna Sieren. 4/4: Angela (John) Greiner, Angela Conrad, Austin Black, Colton Kiner, Tera Sheetz. 4/5: A.J. Sypherd, Marion Wehr, Mary Weber, Travis Cave, M/M Jeremy Sieren. 4/6: Brodie Brook Stover, Brylee Gearhart, M/M Mike Weber. 4/7: Addison Berg, Alec Bell, Alicia Prohaska, Mrs. Kevin Greiner, Robin Reed, Ross Nusser. 4/8: Ayla Jacobsen, Rachel White, Sydney Netten Foster, Tim Clarahan, M/M Bill Crawford, M/M Bob Schmitt, M/M Jamey Waterhouse. 4/9: Asher Jepson, Berna Waterhouse, Kevin Adrian, Madison Ross, M/M Kenny Sieren, M/M Trevor Hayes. 4/10: Alyssa White, Emily Snedigar, Jeff Vittetoe, Michelle Hyman, Bryce Horras, M/M Bret Mather, M/M JD Greiner, M/M Lanny Brinning.

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Offered every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at the Senior Citizens Center, 211 E. Broadway St., Keota. Call for reservations at 641-636-2391. 4/4: Cheesy potato crusted fish fillet, oven roasted babay potato, creamed asparagus, oranges and pineapple. 4/7: Salisbury steak with gravy, sweet potatoes, steamed kale with garlic, canteloupe. 4/9: Roast pork, oven brown potato, broccoli with cheese sauce, mixed green salad, italian dressing, red banana-orange gelatin.

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This week’s Mystery Photo is of a couple of siblings from the Keota area. If you would like to venture a guess as to this person is, you can contact the Keota Eagle office by calling 641636-2309 or by email at Last week’s Mystery Photo was of Pauline Cave. Those calling in to identify were: Stibe Flander, Molly Beinhart, Kevin and Luann Cave, Frank Morris, Gene Baumert, Dave Wright, Mary Beth Cave and Melinda Watson.

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4/3: Taco salad, whole grain corn tortilla chips and salsa, refried beans, cinnamon puff, pineapple tidbits. 4/4: Shrimp poppers, mashed potatoes, green beans, wheat roll and jelly (9-12), orange wedges. 4/7: Hamburger on a bun, lettuce and tomato, sweet potato fries, fruit cocktail, rice crispy bar. 4/8: Macaroni and cheese, meat balls, seasoned peas, fresh baby carrots, whole wheat bread and jelly, apple wedges. 4/9: Chili, whole grain corn chips, cauliflower and cucumbers, cinnamon roll, orange smiles.

Jr./Sr. High School Calendar

4/3: JH Track at Lone Tree, 4:30 p.m.; Play Matinee “Snow Off White” for Kdg. - 7th Gr. at 12:45 p.m. in Auditorium. 4/4 - 4/5: Spring Musical “Snow Off White” in high school auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 4/7: Golf at Sigourney, 4:15 p.m. 4/8: Track at English Valleys, 4:15 p.m. 4/9: FFA Mtg, 7:30 a.m.

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Public Notices Keota City Council Meeting

March 17, 2014 The Keota City Council met on March 17, 2014, in the city hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:03 P.M. by Mayor Anthony Cansler. Council Members answering roll call were Davis, Hill, Conrad and Greiner. City employees present were Osweiler, Conrad and Slaubaugh. Councilmember Westendorf was unable to attend. Also in attendance was Denny Lyle. Motion was made by Conrad to amend the agenda to add approval of Area 15 Regional Planning Agreement to Administrate the SRF Loan and to add Resolution 2014-14: A Resolution Approving Accepting the Voluntary Agreement and Consent for Demolition and Clearing of 212 North Baker Street, Keota, IA, 52248, By The City of Keota, Hill seconded the motion. Motion carried with a unanimous vote. Motion was made by Greiner to approve the amended agenda, Hill seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Greiner, seconded by Davis to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Motion carried unanimously. The library board asked that the sidewalks be replaced in front of the library. The city will look into how to complete this project. They will also talk to the library board about which areas they are concerned with. Dave Fredericks from French-Reneker was unable to attend the council meeting. He will be at the next council meeting on April 7th. Motion was made by Conrad to approve the agreement with Area 15 Regional Planning for Administrative Assistance with the SRF Loan, Hill seconded the motion. Motion carried with a unanimous vote. Kevin Slaubaugh reported the following for the public works department. He presented the CCR Report for 2013 from the DNR. Motion was made by Conrad to approve the 2013 CCR Report, Davis seconded the motion. Motion passed with a majority vote. He will be attending a course in Washington on Wednesday. Demolition of 401 North Ellis Street and 111 West Washington Avenue will be completed. He will ask for bids for 212 North Baker Street. The property owner of 401 North Green Street will be tearing down his own property; Slaubaugh informed him that needs a demolition permit before he starts. Greiner made a motion to approve the public works report, Hill seconded the motion. Motion passed with a majority vote. Officer Doug Conrad reported the following for the police department. He dealt with a call last Friday night for harassment and trespassing. He will be doing some maintenance on his car before it is sold. He will start to put equipment in the new truck; therefore, insurance will be put on it. He has a clan lab and a pool CEU class he will be attending. Motion was made by Conrad, seconded by Greiner to approve the police departments report. Motion carried with a unanimous vote. Councilman Hill and Mayor Cansler attended the church’s last meeting to discuss the small park deed. The council left the church to decide if they would like to take care of the property themselves or to give it to the city with no stipulations on the deed. The church will correspond back to the council by May 5th. Lyle attended the meeting to hear what the council had to say on this topic, he is not a representative of the church board. Motion was made by Davis to approve the agreement with HR Green to add Flow Monitoring and Hydraulic Modeling to the Original Sewer Service Modeling Agreement, Greiner seconded the motion. Motion passed with a majority vote. Osweiler was asked to find out what it would cost to keep the meters longer if there is no precipitation during the assigned time frame. Motion was made by Greiner to approve the L.L. Prices for 2014, Hill seconded the motion. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Conrad to approve Resolution 2014-5: “A Resolution Approving the Adoption of an Amendment to the 2032 Keota Comprehensive Plan Revising the Future Land Use Map,” Davis seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”- Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Osweiler did the second reading of Ordinance 246: “Ordinance Adding Title VII, Chapter 6, Zoning.” Motion was made by Greiner to approve Resolution 2014-11: A Resolution Approving Accepting the Voluntary Agreement and Consent for Demolition and Clearing of 307 North Ellis Street, Keota, IA, 52248, By The City of Keota; Davis seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”- Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Resolution 2014-12: A Resolution Approve Applications for the WCRF Spring Grant Cycle was tabled until more information can be found out about the library’s grant. There will be a special meeting on March 25, 2014, at noon in city hall for this resolution. Motion was made by Davis to approve Resolution 2014-13: A Resolution Approving Accepting the Voluntary Agreement and Consent for Demolition and Clearing of 111 West Washington Avenue, Keota, IA, 52248, By The City of Keota; Hill seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”- Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Resolution 2014-14: A Resolution Approving Accepting the Voluntary Agreement and Consent for Demolition and Clearing of 212 North Baker Street, Keota, IA, 52248, By The City of Keota, was tabled until the next meeting. The council asked that time be given to anyone who wanted to submit bids be able to. Motion was made by Conrad to approve Chad Greiner’s demolition permit, Greiner seconded the motion. Motion passed with a majority vote. The attached list of bills was presented by the clerk for payment approval. Motion was made by Conrad, seconded by Greiner to approve the payment of all bills. Motion carried unanimously. The council asked that Officer Conrad make a list of nuisance properties in town and each council member will also make a list, too. The council also asked for Officer Conrad to address people about keeping alley ways open and not parking on city property. There will be a special meeting on March 25, 2014, at noon in city hall. Motion was made by Greiner, seconded by Conrad to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:39 P.M. The next regular scheduled council meeting will be on April 7, 2014, in city hall at 7 p.m. CITY OF KEOTA CHECK SUMMARY REGISTER MARCH 4, 2014 - MARCH 17, 2014 NAME DESCRIPTION AMOUNT BAUGHMAN, MELINDA, PAYROLL $92.84 CONRAD, DOUGLAS L., PAYROLL$1,539.92 FREDERICK, CRAIG, PAYROLL $1,054.32 HISEL, JULI L., PAYROLL $688.20 LUERS, DIXIE L., PAYROLL $582.04 OSWEILER, NICOLE, PAYROLL $987.42 SLAUBAUGH, KEVIN L., PAYROLL$1,202.24 AFLAC FREDERICK & CONRAD INSURANCE $171.92 BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD APRIL HEALTH INSURANCE $5,933.33 CALEB MORGAN REMOVAL OF SNOW $240.00 COUNTY LINE MART, LLC


Keota City Council Meeting

March 25, 2014 The Keota City Council met on March 25, 2014, in the city hall for a special council meeting. The meeting was called to order at 12:02 P.M. by Mayor Pro Tem Keith Conrad. Council Members answering roll call were Davis, Hill, Westendorf and Greiner. City employee present was Osweiler. Mayor Cansler was unable to attend. Motion was made by Westendorf to approve the agenda, Hill seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Hill to approve Resolution 2014-12: A Resolution Approve Applications for the WCRF Spring Grant Cycle, Westendorf seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”- Davis, Hill, Westendorf, Greiner and Conrad; “Nays”-None. Motion passed with a unanimous vote. Motion was made by Westendorf, seconded by Davis to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 12:25 P.M. The next regular scheduled council meeting will be on April 7, 2014, in city hall at 7 p.m. K14

Keokuk County Board Proceedings

MARCH 24, 2014 The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors met in special session, Monday, March 24, 2014 in the Board Room of the Courthouse. All members were present. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the tentative agenda. All ayes and motion carried. Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve the minutes of March 17, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Met with Engineer McGuire regarding Keokuk County Highway Department. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the bids received for sale of miscellaneous equipment in the amount of $54,649 as submitted. Board consensus was to allow purchase of a new mower tractor from Sigourney Tractor so it will be here and ready for use when needed. Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve the Personnel Report for Lloyd McIntyre with the last working date of March 21, 2014 and last employment date of May 7, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Berg shared Lloyd’s comment regarding high regards for his coworkers. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the Personnel Report for Monte Nilles with the last employment date of May 30, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. This position was posted internally and will be advertised externally within the next week or two. Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve the revised job description for Assistant to Engineer as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. The job description had not been updated for 19 years. This position requires a 2 year degree with 4 years of experience. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the job description for Assistant County Engineer as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. The job description replicates the Assistant to the Engineer with the exception of the degree and salary. Both positions will be advertised although only one position will be filled. Hadley moved, Wood seconded approval of Memorandum of Understanding between Keokuk County and RUSS for 270th Avenue road surfacing southeast of Ollie was held. All ayes and motion carried. The RUSS organization is responsible for all related costs although materials and labor is being routed through Keokuk County and reimbursed by RUSS thereafter. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the Personnel Report for Adam Clark, full-time Deputy, Sheriff’s department effective April 1, 2014 at $44,420 per year as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Various board and committee reports were held. Wood attended RUSS/Ollie easement, Farm Bureau and monthly RUSS meetings. Hadley attended Farm Bureau, Semco and Rural Housing Trust Fund (RHTF) meetings. Berg attended Empowerment, SADC, English River Watershed and Mental Health Redesign meetings last week. Discussion of old/new business and public comment was held. Discussion arose regarding the basement purge and various options of disposal thereof. On vote and motion the meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m. The above and foregoing information is a summary of the minutes taken at the above indicated meeting. The full and complete set of minutes are recorded and available at the office of the Keokuk County Auditor.

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The following actions were recently resolved in the District Court of Keokuk County. All information is a matter of public record and available at www. Derek Lee Schulte, Blairstown, was charged with Assault Use/Display of Weapon on 4/14/13. Schulte entered a Negotiated/Voluntary Plea of Guilty on 3/28/14. Schulte received a Fine of $625, No Supervision probation for 2 years and 150 Suspended jail term. Total amount due, which includes court cost, is $943.75. Thomas M. Thompson, Keota, was charged with Driving While Barred Habitual Offender on 12/28/13. Thompson entered a Negotiated/Voluntary Plea of Guilty on 3/26/14. Thompson received a Fine of $625. Total amount due, which includes court cost, is $943.75. Joseph Ray Burk, Montezuma, was charged with TrespassLess than 200 on 11/17/13. Burk entered a Negotiated/ Voluntary Plea of Guilty on 3/28/14. Burk received a Fine of $65. Total amount due, which includes court cost, is $147.75. Michael McClure, Richland, was charged with Operating While Under The Influence 1st offense on 2/13/14. McClure entered a Negotiated/Voluntary Plea of Guilty on 3/28/14. McClure received a Fine of $1,250 and Jail term of 48 hours. Total amount due, which includes court cost, is $1,807.50.


Danny Jo Keasling to Darcy Elaine Lucas, Darcy Elaine Dunning, Darcy Elaine Keasling. Both Bride and Groom are residents of Hedrick.


James M. Ahlberg to U of I Community Credit Union, 1223-76 SE1/4 NE1/4 PT, 1223-76 NE1/4 SE1/4, 12-23-76 NW1/4 SE1/4 L01. James Aubrey Henderson DEC to Virginia L. Henderson, KEO ACH2 08-18 AUD PAR B, DEO ACH1 08-19 ARD PAR B. Virginia L. Henderson and Joyce Peiffer Smith POA to Robert D. Schwartz and Dorinda L. Schwartz, KEO ACH2 08-18 AUD PAR B, DEO ACH1 08-19 ARD PAR B. Daniel L. Duwa to Abigail Marie Duwa, KEO STOD 02-19. Randall E. Muntz, Beverly J. Muntz, Alaina S. Gillum, Thomas P. Gillum and Alaina S. Muntz to Alaina S. Gillum and Thomas P. Gillum, PEK MCCR 01, PEK MCCR 02 PT. Forrest Levern Stout and Georgia M. Stout to Forrest Levern Stout, Georgia M. Stout and Sherry L. Ehret, DEL OPDE 10-07, DEL OPDE 10-08. Keokuk County Sheriff, U of I Community Credit Union, Kathi Jo Scott, Citifinancial Inc and Onemain Financial to U of I Community Credit Union, KEO ACH1 01-09 PT, KEO ACH 1 01-08 PT. Matthew D. Grohe and Jeanette M. Grohe to Darwin Dean Duncan, WC LOR2 09-01 PT, WC LOR2 09-02 PT. Neil J. Nilles and Anna L. Nilles to Neil J. Nilles and Anna L. Nilles, WC 1RRA 15-01 PT, WC 1RRA 15-02 PT, WC 1RRA 15 VINE ST PT. Michael J. Gatton COTRTE, Steve A. Gatton COTRTE Kenneth A. Gatton LIVTR, Barbara J. Gatton LIVTR, Kenneth A. Gatton FAMBYPASSTR and

Public Notice

NOTICE OF PROPOSED MERGER Notice is hereby given that the Libertyville Savings Bank, 2000 W. Jefferson, Fairfield, Iowa has made application to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for its written consent to merge Farmers Savings Bank, Keota, Iowa with and into Libertyville Savings Bank, Fairfield, Iowa. It is contemplated that all offices of the above-named institutions will continue to be operated by Libertyville Savings Bank following the consummation of the proposed transaction. Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his or her comments in writing with the regional director (RMS) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at its regional office located at 1100 Walnut, Suite 2100, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 not later than April 30th, 2014. The non-confidential portions of the application are on file in the regional office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the non-confidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request. Libertyville Savings Bank Fairfield, Iowa Farmers Savings Bank Keota, Iowa K14, 15, 17

Barbara J. Gatton FAMBYPASSTR to Michael J. Gatton, 13-06-76 S1/2 NE1/4, 13-06-76 N1/2 SE1/4, 1306-76 SE1/4 NW1/4, 131-0876 E1/2 SE1/4 PT, 13-08-76 SW1/4 SE1/4 PT, 13-09-76 S1/2 SW1/4 PT. Michael J. Gatton COTRTE, Steve A. Gatton COTRTE, Kenneth A. Gatton LIVTR, Barbara J. Gatton LIVTR, Kenneth A. Gatton FAMBYPASSTR and Barbara J. Gatton FAMBYPASSTR to Steve A. Gatton, 13-08-76 NE1/4 SE1/4 PT, 13-08-76 W1/2 SE1/4 PT, 13-08-76 S1/2 SW1/4, 13-1676 SW1/4 NW1/4, 13-18-76 SE1/4 SE1/4 PT, 13-18-76 NE1/4 SE1/4 PT, 13-20-76 N1/2 NE1/4. John P. Harris TRTE and Harris Trust to Phillip G. Baker and Delisa A. Baker, 11-16-77 NW1/4 SW1/4 PT. John Paul Harris and Mary Ellen Reeves to Phillip G. Baker and Delisa A. Baker, 11-16-77 NW1/4 SW1/4 PT. Mary Ellen Reeves and John Paul Harris to Phillip G. Baker and Delisa A. Baker, 11-16-77 NW/14 SW1/4 PT.


Habimana Christopher, Cedar Rapids, speeding 55 or under zone 6-10 over). Paul Duello, Kinross, presence of alcohol CMV. Paul Duello, Kinross, failure to comply with safety reg. rules. Nathan M. Tinnes, Harper, speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over). Samuel Earl Boughner, Rose Hill, speeding 55 or under zone (11-15 over). Elizabeth Marie Bunker, Guernsey, no valid drivers license. Brandon K. Follman, Delta, operating non registered vehicle. James Wendell Yule, Packwood, fail to maintain safety belts. Lindsay James Greiner, Keota, speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over). Daniel James Brady, Deep River, speeding 55 or under zone (610 over). Daniel Patrick Snicker, Davenport, fail to obey stop or yield sign. Elaine Elizabeth Boughner, Richland, fail to maintain safety belts. Ghenet Shenkute Zewde, Fairfield, speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over).

Marvin Ray Christner, What Cheer, speeding 55 or under zone (11-15 over). Matthew J. Greiner, Keota, fail to maintain safety belts. Dennis Patrick McPartland, Cedar Rapids, speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over). Daniel Lee Huber, Keota, 1st offense employee providing tobacco to minor. Lynnette R. Winn, Ollie, speeding.


The Sheriff’s news is a brief summary of the activities/arrests/tickets from previous weeks as submitted by Keokuk County Sheriff, Casey Hinnah. Criminal charges are mere accusations and the accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Friday, March 28: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Department arrested Ryan James Shields, 25, Ottumwa, on a warrant for Violation of Protection Order. Sunday, March 30: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Department issued a citation to Tracey Leigh Mitchell, 47, Oskaloosa for Failure to Prove Security Against Liability and Fail to Obey Stop or Yield Sign.

12th Annual Spring Consignment Machinery Auction

Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. Keoco Auction Co. yards, Sigourney, Iowa

(From Hwy 92, we are located 7 blocks south of Casey’s, then 1 block east.) Tractors: JD 4440 Quad Range, 18.4x38 with hub mount duals; Ford 5000 Utility diesel, wide-front, 3 point; IH 560 gas narrow front. Field Equipment: JD 7000 8-row planter, 36 inch rows, Kelderman front fold yetter, no till coulters, monitor, rebuilt finger units; Wilrich 27ft. field cultivator with 3-bar harrow; White 271 24ft. disc; Kent Disc-o-vator, Series V, 32ft.; Brent CPC 5-shank ripper; 2-bottom plow; 4-bottom plow; JD potato plow; steel cultivator; 10ft. Kewanee disc; 8ft. 3 point blade with hydraulic tilt, M&W Little Red Wagon with tarp and seed auger, dual compartments. Livestock & Misc. Farm Equipment: Stronghold cattle working chute; CornPro 6x16 Livestock Trailer, good floor and tires; Patriot 150 bushel creep feeder; (8-10) turned tractor tires; misc. wood feed bunks; several hedge post; misc. new gates of various sizes; corral gates; misc. steel posts; misc. used gates; hog and cattle panels, chicken waters and feeders; (2) bulk bins.

Hay & Livestock Equipment: JD 920 Mo-Co; Vermeer 605H round baler; JD 530 round baler; E-Z Trail bale basket; New Holland PTO spreader with slop gate; 8x16 hay rack on JD 953 gear with flotation tires; auger wagon with lateral auger; M&W RC 456 10-wheel rake with kicker; Case IH XR 201 8-wheel rake with center kicker, like new; 8-ft. Bush Hog 3-pt. cutter; Kewanee Burr Mill, Gehl 100 grinder mixer, hydraulic drive, electronic scale, excellent condition. Misc. Lawn & Garden: Troy-Bilt chipper shredder, 6 1/2 HP; Ariens 3 HP garden tiller; Black & Decker electric weed eater; pick-up topper off of 2008 Chevy. Augers: Feterl 8”x61’ auger with hydraulic swing hopper; 2007 Westfield 10”x71’ auger with low-pro swing hopper. Hay: 300-400 small square bales of alfalfa/grass mix 1st and 3rd cutting. ** We will have a few hayracks with misc. items and tools. Early consignment listing - much more expected!

**One-Owner Contractor Surplus Tools and Equipment Consignment** Bobcat Track Skidloader: 2009 Bobcat T630, Serial# A7PU11069, 80hp Turbo, 1100hrs, Cab, Heat and A/C, newer OEM tracks, 74” tooth bucket, one owner, nice. Pickup: 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4, auto, 96k miles, single cab long box, WeatherGuard Crossbox, clean title, VIN: 3D7KU26D54G127983. UTV: 2007 Kawasaki 610 4x4 Mule, RealTree Hardwoods Camo, 290hrs, detachable windshield, excellent condition. Trailers: 2012 MasterDump by DooLittle Model 8212-HD Dump Trailer, factory heavy duty floor, 14,000#GVWR, three way tailgate, lots of extras, clean title, good condition; 2010 Rice 12’ Trailer (set up as saw trailer), 7000#GVWR, clean title, excellent condition; 2007 Coach Mobile Jobsite Office Trailer, 10’x30’, two offices, breakroom, electric heat and A/C, VIN:107322; 2004 Pace American Enclosed Cargo Trailer, 8’x12’, drop down ramp, clean title. Aluminum Flat Bed: 2011 Alum-Line Flat Bed for Single Wheel Short Box Truck, (7’L x 6’8”W), DropTail, Two Underbed Toolboxes, Lights in Headache Rack and Tail. Universal Skidloader Attachments/Auger Bits/ Mini-Excavator Bucket: Shaver HD8 Skidloader Mount Post Driver, manual tilt, too many new parts to list; Bobcat Skidloader Mount Concrete Breaker, good working condition; Bobcat 68” Skidloader Bucket, new weld on cutting edge, good condition; Versatech 60” Skidloader Bucket, new weld on cutting edge, like new; Stout Model HD72 Skidloader Mount Brush Grapple, excellent condition; Versatech Skidloader Mount Extension Boom w/ Clevis, like new; Alltec 24” Skidloader Mount Asphalt/Concrete Milling Head; Bobcat 24” Auger Bit, excellent condition; Bobcat 16” Auger Bit; Bobcat 24” Quik-Attach Mini Excavator Bucket, same as new with bolt on teeth.

Light Equipment: Knaack 48”x30”x36” Jobsite Tool Chest on casters, nice; MBW Vibra-Strike with two magnesium floats; Wacker Brand Plate compactor, good condition, 8hp Honda; Target 14” Concrete Saw, 13hp Honda; Target 24” Self Propelled Concrete Saw, electric start, 24hp Honda; 120 Gallon “L Shape” UnderToolbox Fuel Tank w/ 12V pump; Air Compressor, 8hp Honda; MBW 24” Edging Power Trowel, like new; Whiteman 48” 4-Blade Power Trowel; Push Type Dual String Weed Mower, like new; Wacker 16’ Concrete Vibrator, like new; Central Brand Drill Press; Lincoln 110V MIG Welder; Heavy Duty Welding Benches; Handmade Wood Jobsite Chest, 48x36x48, on casters; (5) LB White (Propane) Heaters; (4) 8’ Keller/Werner Step Ladders; (2) 6’ Keller/Werner Step Ladders; Pipe Stand Mounted Bench Grinder; Multiple Rolls New 1” Air Hose; Multiple Submersible Garden Hose Pumps; Multiple 2” Submersible Pumps; (2) 36”x96” Welding Tables with 3/4” tops. Hand Tools: 12” DeWalt Compound Miter Box, excellent condition; (3) 9” Angle Grinders (DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee); Circular Saws (DeWalt, etc.); Hammer Drills/Chipping Hammers (Hilti, Bosch, etc.); Multiple Hammer Drill Bits; Other Power Tools too numerous to list; (2) Two Wheel Dollies, like new; Roller Bug Concrete Creamer; Multiple Bullfloat Handles (screw type and snap type); Multiple Bullfloats, Texas Trowels, Brooms, etc.; Mags, Wood Floats, Steel Trowels; 48” Pipe Wrench; Mult. Wrench Sets, small to very large; Mult. Sockets, all sizes. Misc.: (500) 6” Rebar Chairs; (325) 4” Rebar Chairs; Hundreds of Rebar Caps; Numerous Masonry Drill Bits, all sizes; Large Assortment Flat Steel Wood Form Stakes; (2) Portable Water Transport Containers; Various Diameters and Lengths of Sonotube; Multiple Boxes 30’x60’ Large and Medium Tarps (New); Multiple Cases Caution and Danger Tape.

TERMS: Cash or good check w/ I.D. Positive I.D. required to receive a bid number. Not responsible for accidents or in case of theft. Announcements day of sale take precedence over all printed material. List subject to change. Auctioneer’s Note: We have a nice line-up of machinery and equipment already consigned. This sale bill written two weeks prior to sale - expecting more consignments by sale time that will not be advertised. Please call with questions and watch website for updates. We will take consignments up until the day of the sale. Equipment may be brought in Tuesday, April 1 – Friday, April 4 from 8 AM- 6 PM. Lunch by Mike’s Grilling.

Sale Conducted By:

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Public Notices

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It has been a busy week for me. I returned to the Capitol on Monday morning after a 10-day hiatus spent with my mother after the untimely death of my brother. Monday afternoon, I flew out for Washington, D.C. to attend the historic unveiling of the Norman Borlaug statue in Statuary Hall on Tuesday. There was a nearly three-hour departure delay for the return flight on Tuesday night. I didn’t get back to my Des Moines hotel room until 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Since I am busy with research I am doing to prepare for the ongoing Oversight Committee investigation surrounding the questionable dismissals of state employees, I have asked my Clerk, Lucas Draisey to pitch hit for me in the column writing department. The words in italics are his. Working for Senator Greiner in the State Capitol has truly been one of the greatest honors of my life. I have been exposed to more experiences through this opportunity than I could have ever imagined. I first began working for Senator Greiner in 2011 after her election to the Iowa Senate, and have worked for her since then. Unfortunately, this session

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has been different than sessions past. I am a first-year law student, and my responsibilities at school have greatly decreased the amount of time I can spend in the Senate. Senator Greiner was kind enough to allow me to continue working for her. It has been an interesting experiment for both of us. There are many days when we do not see each other at all. I begin the day bright and early at 7:00, when I arrive in the Capitol and check emails. After I have made sure that no pressing issues requiring the Senator’s attention have popped up overnight, I move on to filing the bills and amendments for the day. This consists of the bulk of my workload, especially as session moves on and more and more issues are being taken up. The House begins to pass bills over to the Senate, and new bills and amendments are constantly being filed. It is my job to keep all these different files straight and to ensure that Senator Greiner has everything she needs for her committee meetings and debates. This can be quite challenging now that we hardly see each other, but Senator Greiner has been very patient with me. After I finish getting the bills put together, it is time for me to head to class. I travel across town in order to get to class on

time, and stay there until early afternoon. Because the Senate does not convene in the mornings until 9, I will leave before Senator Greiner gets to her desk. After all my classes are done, and I have done my reading for the next day, I come back to the Capitol to check the mail, and file away any new bills or amendments that have been passed out during the day. Unless the Senate is debating legislation, the Senators are usually busy with meetings or addressing other issues, and again, it is rare for me to see Senator Greiner when I get back. As many of you know, this will be Senator Greiner’s last year in the Iowa Legislature. After 20 years as a legislator, Senator Greiner will be getting a much deserved break from the fast-paced life in Des Moines. I will miss having the opportunity to come to the Capitol every morning, but most of all, I will miss working alongside as upstanding a public servant as Senator Greiner. I am honored to have worked for her these past few years, and it has been the time of my life. I look forward to the next chapter of my professional life, and I wish Senator Greiner nothing but the best in her retirement. I have known Lucas since he was a child and it is nice to have someone I know to be totally trustworthy dealing with some of the sensitive information that crosses my desk. You can rest assured when he goes out into the “real world” seeking his first job, I will be writing a glowing recommendation for him. We have reached the point in session where bills are flying through both chambers at a pretty fast clip. Should you have concerns about any issues before us, please call…sooner rather than later. The Capitol Switchboard phone number is 515-281-3371 and my email address is sandra.greiner@legis.

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The Keokuk County VA Commission is in the process of locating all veterans buried in Keokuk County. The following cemeteries have no records of veterans who are buried there. BENTON TWP. Akerman - Slagle CLEAR CREEK TWP. Shockley JACKsON TWP. Altman LAfAyETTE TWP. Baden EAsT LANCAsTER TWP. Brater - Trueblood LiBERTy TWP. Vincent - Walsh - Watters NORTh PLANK TWP. County Home - Knox

sOuTh PLANK TWP. Garbarldi - Old Bethel Stoermer RiChLANd TWP. Rocky Run - Summit (Warner) WARREN TWP. Hewitt sTEAdy RuN TWP. Jones - Skinner (McConnell) VAN BuREN TWP. Clary (Durland) WAshiNgTON TWP. Lutheran

Anyone with any knowledge of a veteran being buried in any of these cemeteries contact Keith Blair at the Keokuk County VA office in the Court House or call (641)622-2761.

This week we mostly debated bills on the floor and continued to meet as we finalize the budget for this Session. I was also able to meet some local High School students when they visited the Capitol on Wednesday and had a great discussion. I really enjoy when students come to visit and I always try to make it a priority to spend 20-30 minutes meeting with them. I can never predict the direction our discussions will go, but I know I can always find a couple kids to get everyone else going with questions. The last group was no different, I encourage anyone to come to Des Moines during session and spend some time in the people’s building. While most our final work is budget related, we are still passing some policy. In the House we continue to work on bills that are a priority to Iowans, including the Home Base Iowa plan. This package of legislation is designed to attract veterans to Iowa and ensure they have the opportunities they need to be successful when they return home. On Wednesday, we passed the bill 93 to 2, and sent it to the Senate. The Home Base Iowa plan includes a Military Pension Income Tax Exemption and a Survivor Benefits Income Tax Exemption. These will fully exempt military pensions and survivor benefits from state income tax. It also directs Iowa’s occupational licensing boards to adopt rules allowing credit for military training and ex-

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perience in the licensing process. We also included a hiring preference section which allows private sector employers to grant a preference in hiring and promoting veterans. The bill also eliminates the special plate issuance fees charged for plates associated with military service, requires community colleges and universities to file reports on the amount of credits they are giving veterans for their service in the military, and helps County Commissions of Veterans Affairs keep veterans records confidential as well as improving the policies dealing with the care and maintenance of veteran’s graves. We hope that the Home Base Iowa plan will be passed in its entirety from the Senate soon. This week the House Ways and Means Committee amended and passed House File 2076 unanimously to increase the tax credit for volunteer fire fighter and emergency medical services personnel. The committee voted to take the current credit from $50 to $100. The credit is non-refundable. In addition to doubling the credit amount, House File 2076 as amended, added reserve peace officers to the list of individuals eligible for the credit. It also changed the definition of volunteer fire fighter so as to not preclude volunteer fire fighters who are also full-time paid fire fighters in another place from claiming the credit. For example, an individual who is a full-time Des Moines fire fighter and an Adel volunteer could claim the credit under the new legislation. This was already the case for volunteer EMS personnel. House File 2076 is applicable to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014 so those individuals eligible for the increased credit can file for it next tax season. The credit is aimed at encouraging more public safety and service volunteers

in rural Iowa communities. The bill will now move to the House floor for further consideration. On Friday, March 21, I was able to co-host a fact-finding tour with Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey of the great solar installations we have in Washington County. It was an honor to show other legislators how farmers and businesses in our area are helping control their energy costs and work to maintain a balance in our electrical grid. We also toured businesses and farms, only catching a small glimpse of the solar activity around the area. We spent 3 ½ hours driving around and only making short stops, so we missed many we would have also liked to highlight. We started at Farmers Electric Coop north of Kalona where we saw their solar garden. A solar garden is a system used by REC’s where they sell panel spaces to their customers, who in turn see reduced rates. We then went onto drive by Kalona’s NAPPA store and tire store. From Kalona we headed to Norman’s farm, where we looked at a system mounted on the roof of a hog facility. After leaving the Norman farm we drive past numerous other rood mounted systems on hog facilities, and then to the Reed’s farm where we looked at a ground mounted system. We then switched gears by stopping at the Bate’s farm where we saw a system on his Turkey facility and how it feeds into his crop production needs too. We ended at the Washington County Fairgrounds, where we witnessed their roof mounted systems and discussed net metering. Along with us were the people who did the installation set up and work, also other experts in the field. We had a great conversation and really highlighted the great things we are leading the way in. The local leadership by utility companies, farmers and solar installers has made Washington County, Iowa’s leader in solar installations, with even more planned. Next week we will continue to be working on budget bills and floor debate. Feel free to contact me in Des Moines through the House switchboard at 515-281-3221, my cell at 515689-5430, or email me at Jarad.

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Want ads for whatever you want CLASSIFIED RATES Classified ads, $8.50 minimum for up to 25 words and 35¢ additional for each word over 25. (Published in The Keota Eagle and the Sigourney News-Review and on the websites). Service charge of $5.00 for blind ads. Cards of Thanks and Memorials, $7.50 minimum per newspaper for up to 50 words and 35¢ additional for each word over 50. Published in the newspaper of choice. Ads need to be paid for at time of submission. All want ads and cards of thanks copy must be in the Keota Eagle and the News-Review offices by 3 p.m. on Friday. Mail want ads to: The Keota Eagle, 310 East Broadway, P.O. Box 18, Keota, IA 52248; or Sigourney News-Review, P.O. Box 285, Sigourney, IA 52591. Mail remittance to: Mid-America Billing, PO Box 29, Hampton, IA 50441. All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act called Title VIII and the State of Iowa Civil Rights Act. These laws make it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap/disability, familial status/presence of children or national origin, or the intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of these laws. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.


Help Wanted: Full time and part Help Wanted: Full time and part time workers for days, nights and weekends at Walk ‘ER’ Drive Thru. Call Midge at 641-6222253. SK14-2* –––––––––––––––––––––––––– CONSTRUCTION WORKERS NEEDED: Bridge contractor working in SE Iowa seeking: Working Superintendent, Friction Crane Operator, Carpenters and Skilled Laborers. Call 563-263-6032 or mail resume to MBCO, PO Box 950, Muscatine, IA 52761. EOE (INCN) –––––––––––––––––––––––––– TanTara Transportation is now hiring OTR Company Flatbed Drivers and Owner Operators. Competitive Pay and Home Time. Call us @ 800-650-0292 or apply online at (INCN) –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hiring Regional Class A CDL Drivers New Pay Package. Home Regularly, and $1500 Sign-On Bonus! Call: 1-888-220-1994 or apply at (INCN) –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Owner Operators: ITL needs owner operators this spring or year around to haul Anhydrous Ammonia. Very high revenue. Call Brian at 800-728-2675. Apply online (www.itltanklines. com) (INCN) –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Flatbed Drivers- Starting Mileage Pay up to .41 cpm Health Ins., 401K, $59 daily Per Diem pay. Home Weekends. 800-648-9915 or (INCN) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––


Huge Baby/Kids Sale: April 18, 3-6 p.m.; April 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Cassens Country, 1 mile west, Sigourney. Excellent condition namebrand clothes, girls newborn-2T, boys newborn-4T; toys; books; games. SKCh14* ––––––––––––––––––––––––––


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Jody’s Tanning, 1004 W. Pleasant Valley, Sigourney. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., by appointment only. Call 641-622-2411 or 641-660-0637. Jody Miller. SK11-8 –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Call All American Pest Control to control rodents, birds, roaches, box elder bugs, flies, termites and fleas. 641-622-3565. SK8tfn –––––––––––––––––––––––––– True Value, Sigourney can cut glass to fit your window frame and replace window screens. Call 641-622-3261. SKW40tfn –––––––––––––––––––––––––– PUBLIC MEETING: 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of every month at the Keota City Hall. Special meetings will be posted at City Hall. Ktfn –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Le Mars Antique Show & Flea Market April 4th - 5-9pm, April 5th - 9-5pm. Le Mars Convention Center 275 12th St SE www. 712-546-8821 (INCN) –––––––––––––––––––––––––– DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/ month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-853-0339 (INCN) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

For Sale: Champion lawnmower, zero turn, 26 hp, Briggs motor, 52” deck. Call 319-664-3606. SK14-2 –––––––––––––––––––––––––– For Sale: 1997 Ford big box truck, new tires. Call 319-6643606. SK14-2 –––––––––––––––––––––––––– For Sale: Obsolete junk instruments/cases. Call Tri-County Schools at 641-634-2636 for more information. Bids close April 11. SK14-2 –––––––––––––––––––––––––– SPRING SPECIAL - $100 Off purchase of any Green Mountain grill now through April 15, 2014. Stop in for details. Myles Miller Refrigeration, 641-622-2643. SK12-4 –––––––––––––––––––––––––– For Sale: Bicycles by Raleigh and others. Many models to choose from. We stock everything for your bicycle and service all makes and models. Rider Sales, Washington, IA, 319-6535808. SK10tfn –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Advertise your product or recruit an applicant in over 250 Iowa newspapers! Only $300/week. That is $1.18 per paper! Call this paper or 800-227-7636 www. (INCN) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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105 South Green, Keota

641-636-3107 Dean Redlinger

Hours: Mon. & Thurs. 10-8, Tues. & Wed. 10-6, Fri. 8:30-4, Sat. by appointment only

Nancy Morrison & Becky Adrian 207 W. Washington, Keota

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Mark Schneider Keota School District Superintendent • Keota Office: 641-636-2189 • Mid-Prairie Office: 319-646-6093 • Cell: 319-936-8601 • Home: 1-800-641-5811

Farmers Savings Bank Keota

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Let Us Help You With Your Financial Needs . . . • Checking • Loans • Savings • CD’s • Financial Planning “SERVING THE KEOTA COMMUNITY SINCE 1893”

Dinner in Honor of the Welch Twins at VFW in Keota

Saturday, April 5 - 5 p.m.

Dinner with a Free Will Donation taken at the door It is with great pleasure that Denny and Joni Redlinger would like to finally share the amazing story of their granddaughters who were born to their daughter Amanda and her husband Jake Welch of Tiffin,14 weeks prematurely.

100% of proceeds go to the March of Dimes/March for Babies Walk

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To Celebrate patricia sieren’s 90th Birthday

Saturday, April 5 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In the Day Lounge at Halcyon House in Washington If you wish, cards may be sent to her at: 1022 South Ave. B, Apt. 1-3B Washington, IA 52353 nO GIFTs pLeAse

This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider/Employer


107 S. Fulton Keota Shelly Hammen

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OPEN HOUSES - Keota Sat., April 5 - 10 a.m. to 12 Noon 507 S. Hamilton • Keota • Adorable 1-1/2 Story home • 3BR/1 full Bath + 2 - 1/2 Baths • Large Living Room • Large eat-in Kitchen • New Laundry with 1/2 Bath • Hardwood Floors • Remodeled Full Bath • Enclosed Porch and Entry • 2 car garage Heather Marek • A MUST see!! 319-653-8057

206 N. Baker St. • Keota


We will offer for auction the following farmland located 1½ North of South English, IA on Hwy 149, then 2 miles West on 123rd St / 120th St & 2 miles South of South English on 270th Ave, then ½ mile West

Thurs – April 10, 2014 - 10:00am 184.5 ACRES M/L


Auction to be conducted on Site NW of S English on 120th St TERMS: 15% down day of auction with balance due on or before May 12, 2014, at which time the deed & abstract will be delivered. POSSESSION: Immediate. CLOSING: On or before May 12, 2014. TAXES: Prorated to date of closing. All announcements made day of auction take precedence over all previous advertising.


Executors: Kathleen Troyer & Bradley Coffman Attorney: John Wehr, 116 E Washington, Sigourney, IA 52591

Auctioneer: Dwight Duwa - 319-646-6775 Web:

John Ollinger

Route 1 - Keota, IA

North English 1-319-664-3002

• 31,000 miles with brand new tires • In motion satellite • Bunk beds (in total sleeps 8) • Lots of storage in and out • In Keota


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2006 Georgetown Forest River Class A RV


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Rent based on income. These apartments are designed for the elderly (62 & over) and/or disabled individuals (regardless of age). For applications or more information contact

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Not responsible in case of theft or accidents

Cheryl Kurtz 319-863-3132

• PRICE JUST $139,900 • Wonderful All Electric Ranch Style Home • 3 BR, 1-3/4 Baths on Main Level • Large 2 car garage • New Addition w/Large Great Room and Formal Dining Area • Gorgeous Fireplace, Screened Porch • Family Room and 3/4 Bath in Basement • Many Updates including New Bow Window, Newer Furnace/AC, Roof • Don’t miss out on this Opportunity!! SEE YOU SATURDAY!

108 N. Baker St. • Keota • ONE LEVEL Living • Maintenance Free Exterior • Newer Metal Roof • 4 Bedrooms • Many New Windows • Attached Garage w/Shop Area

Myron Graber 319-653-1674


120 W. Main St. • Washington, IA 52353




Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Keota Eagle •

Top-left: Nate Sieren got the baton to Ben Horras in the 4x200. Above: Nate Sieren ran in both the 100 and 200-meter dash events at Washington [photos by Adam Meier]. R i g h t : Isaiah Hahn placed ninth in his heat in the mile [photos by Adam Meier].

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Above: Kolton Greiner and Luke Lyle ran the first two legs of Keota’s 4x200 relay [photos by Adam Meier].

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Keota Boys Off and Running By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor 3-28-2014 Washington Relays Despite an unusually quick transition from basketball season into track season, the Keota boys’ track and field squad was the first team in the area to compete outdoors this spring. A prolonged basketball season gave the Eagles time for just four practices prior to their first meet on Friday in Washington, and all of them were indoors. Even with such little preparation, the Eagles did more than hold their own on Friday against the likes of West Burlington/ Notre Dame, Monticello, Mediapolis and West Delaware. Only six Eagles were able to make the trip, yet Larry Lyle’s squad still managed to tally 30 team points. Putting together the most impressive performances, as expected, were Keota’s sprint relays. Kolton Greiner, Luke Lyle, Nate Sieren and Ben Horras teamed up in both the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays, and considering the given circumstances, ran very well. The Eagles placed fourth overall in the 4x200 with a time of 1:38.12; Keota’s fastest time last season was 1:37.47. In the 4x100, the Eagles ran a time of 47.33 seconds and finished fifth; their best time last spring was 47.05 seconds. Sieren and Horras also ran in individual sprints on Friday. Sieren ran a time of 11.89 seconds and placed ninth in the 100-meter dash, while Horras finished tenth in the 200 with a time of 24.94 seconds. Isaiah Hahn, Keota’s primary middle-distance runner,

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clocked in at 2:41 in the 800meter run and 6:02 in the mile. Keota was also represented in the field events at Washington. Despite not having an opportunity to get any practice reps to this point in the season, Greiner gave it a go in the long jump. His mark of 18’ 3.5’’ was good enough for 12th place. Meanwhile, thrower Matt Slaughter came through with a toss of 88’ 9’’ in the discus on Friday; Slaughter’s best throw last season was 98’ 5’’. The Keota boys will return to the track on Tuesday, April 8, when they compete at English Valleys. The girls ran at Belle Plaine this past Tuesday.

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