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October is Pork Month!

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“If you eat, you have a connection to a farmer every day.” –Al Wulfekuhle October became known as Pork Month because it marked the time of year when hogs were traditionally marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration to thank pork producers and share their stories with consumers. “If you eat, you have a connection to a farmer every day,” said Iowa Pork Producers Association President Al Wulfekuhle, a pig farmer from Quasqueton. “October Pork Month is an opportunity to refresh the connection consumers have with farmers. Our mission is to produce safe, nutritious food in a responsible manner for families across the United States and around the world.” In 2008, pork producers adopted six We CareSM ethical principles at the National Pork Industry Forum. The pork industry follows the six guiding ethical principles of the We Care initiative to maintain a safe, high-quality pork supply. Producers are committed to: • Producing safe food; • Safeguarding natural resources in all industry practices; • Providing a work environment that is safe and consistent with the industry’s other ethical principles; • Contributing to a better quality of life in communities; • Protecting and promoting animal well-being; and • Ensuring practices to protect public health. “The ethical principles define our values and who we are,” Wulfekuhle said. “Consumers can be confident that the pork they eat was raised using these ethical principles.”

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Pork is the world’s most widely eaten meat, representing 36 percent of all meat consumed, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. According to Nielsen Perishable Group retail sales data for 52 weeks ending May 28, 2016, the top five most popular cuts sold are Center cut chops, Assorted Chops, Back Ribs, Spare Ribs and Tenderloins. In terms of dollar sales, Center Cut Chops accounted for more than $1,002 billion, Assorted Chops $525 million, Back Ribs $411 million, Spare Ribs $237 million and Tenderloins at $177 million. “Consumers recognize the versatility of serving pork in their homes,” said Wulfekuhle. “Cook pork until the internal temperature reaches between 145 degrees and 160 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a three-minute rest, this will ensure flavorful and tender pork on the plate.”

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Pork Month encourages consumer connections using #RealPigFarming National Pork Month provides a unique opportunity for pork producers to connect with people interested in learning about what happens on pig farms today. The Pork Checkoff and the Iowa Pork Producers Association are encouraging producers to share their farm stories on social media this month using the hashtag #RealPigFarming. “The Pork Checkoff launched #RealPigFarming to encourage and empower producers and others passionate about pig farming to use social media as a platform for meaningful, impactful conversations with consumers about what happens on their farms,� said Claire Masker, Pork Checkoff public relations director. Including the hashtag symbol (#) before “RealPigFarming� helps people search social media posts with the same phrase and makes it easier for them to follow conversations.

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Perfect Pulled Pork 5 pound boneless blade pork roast 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup water

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Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl and rub evenly over roast. Place in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add water. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours or until pork is very tender. Remove to a large cutting board or platter and let rest for 10-15 minutes. Pull, slice or chop to serve in buns with barbecue sauce.

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6 ounces cooked pulled pork 6 large eggs Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 small red bell pepper, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice 1/2 small green bell pepper, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice 1/2 small onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, or Monterey jack, or mozzarella, shredded, divided In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. In large skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Add pork and stir occasionally until hot, about 1 minute. Transfer to a plate or bowl, cover loosely to keep warm, set aside. Return skillet to medium heat, add bell peppers, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until softly set, about 2 minutes. Stir in about half of the pork. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are set, about 1 minute. Scatter cheese and remaining pork on top and serve. Makes 4 servings.


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October Pork Month Fact Sheet

The Pork Checkoff – *Checkoff Mission –“The National Pork Board is the catalyst that unites pork producers with key stakeholders focused on building a bright future for the pork industry through research, promotion and education.” *Checkoff Vision—“The National Pork Board will elevate U.S. pork as the global protein of choice by continuously and collaboratively working to do what’s right for people, pigs and the planet.” Pork Facts *Pork is the worlds’ most widely eaten meat. (Source: FAO, from most recent data) Pork –36%, chicken – 35%, beef – 22%, lamb – 4%, other – 3% * U.S. pork industry exports to more than 100 countries and those exports account for 25% of pork and pork variety meat production. *According to 2015 pork segmentation study, of all meat eatings: Fresh pork makes up 15% and processed pork makes up 30% *The pork target group eats an average of 3.2 servings of fresh pork every two weeks. About one of those servings is chops. They eat an average of five servings of processed pork every two weeks. Approximately two of those are bacon. *Most popular sold pork chop is the boneless New York pork chop. *More than 67% of all fresh pork eaten at home is consumed by the Frequent Eaters group, defined as those who eat fresh pork more than three times every two weeks. *Between 14 and 23% of all Americans practice the USDA and National Pork Board recommended pork cooking end temperature guidance to cook pork from medium rare (145 degrees F.) to medium (160 degrees F.) with a three-minute rest. *In June, 235.5 million pounds of fresh pork were sold. The most popular fresh pork cuts were loins, followed by ribs.

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*Pork’s 2.6% increase in incremental pounds exceeds the growth average of all other proteins (0.7 percent) and total foodservice industry growth (1.2%) according to 2015 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice. *2015 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice said the 2015 pork foodservice category totals 9.8 billion pounds – a volume increase of 522 million incremental pounds over 2013. *Pork holds 34% pound share / day-part-share volume at breakfast, 34% at lunch and 28% at dinner. Nutrition and Health *Pork tenderloin is just as lean as a skinless chicken breast. A threeounce serving of pork tenderloin has only 2.98 grams of total fat and 1.02 grams of saturated fat. *Adults following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan to help lower blood pressure can include nutrient-rich lean pork as the primary source of protein in their diets, according to new research. Pork tenderloin is certified as heart-healthy by the American Heart Association with its heart-check mark. *USDA research reveals that seven of the most common cuts of pork are 16% leaner and contain 27 % less saturated fat than they did 21 years ago *Hog heart valves, specially preserved and treated, are surgically implanted in humans to replace heart valves weakened by disease or injury. Since the first operation in 1971, thousands of hog heart valves have been successfully implanted in human recipients of all ages.


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SHIC helps prepare producers for new and emerging diseases By Mike King,

With the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) recently celebrating its first anniversary, it’s time for a report card on how the organization did during its freshman year. SHIC, funded by the Pork Checkoff, is charged with helping producers and the entire industry prepare for and combat new and emerging swine disease threats. SHIC’s goal is to protect and enhance the health of the U.S. swine herd through coordinated global disease monitoring, targeted research investments to minimize the impact of future disease threats and analysis of swine health data. To start meeting its mission, the nine-member SHIC board hired Paul Sundberg, DVM, as it’s only full-time employee and its first executive director in June 2015. Sundberg, who was a National Pork Board vice president, oversees SHIC’s day-today operations. SHIC collaborates with the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, USDA, state veterinarians, diagnostic laboratories, academia and other groups. “In our first year, we’ve tried very hard to move quickly to help minimize the impact of future disease threats,” Sundberg said. “Our work essentially falls into four main buckets – preparedness, response, monitoring and analysis.” Pedv was tipping point The introduction of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) into the U.S. pig population in 2013 helped crystallize the need for what has become SHIC. “One of the big lessons that we learned during the initial PEDV infection was the importance of open, candid communication between agencies, veterinarians

and farms,” said National Pork Board President Jan Archer. “PEDV confirmed that our pig population is at constant risk to the introduction of another new disease,” Archer said. “As producers, we had so many questions.” SVV is early test Less than a month after SHIC’s official opening in July 2015, it met its first challenge when Seneca Valley Virus (SVV) was reported. SHIC quickly invested $270,000 in research to find critical answers to address the new disease threat. “It’s about ongoing, active monitoring; it’s about getting targeted research funded and underway quickly when a threat is identified; it’s about having reliable and practical diagnostic capabilities,” Sundberg said. “And it’s about making the accurate information available quickly to take action.” Participation is Paramount Daryl Olsen, SHIC board president and veterinarian said, “While we’re pleased with where we are after one year, SHIC’s real successes are yet to come. Today we are developing the framework. We need to help producers, veterinarians, USDA and allied industry better understand SHIC’s role and get them involved.” Freshman year achievements During its first year, SHIC made progress in many key areas such as communication/ collaboration , global disease assessment, support of veterinary diagnostic labs, disease risks research, rapid response teams, diagnostic fee support, and swine disease matrix.

Focus on price protection this fall By Steve Meyer,

The inventory numbers in USDA’s most recent quarterly U.S. Hogs and Pigs report, released in June, suggested large fourthquarter pork supplies but modest growth through August. While I anticipated a difficult fourth quarter, my concerns are growing due to actual marketings since July 8. From the week ending June 10 through the week ending July 8, federally inspected slaughter was 10.282 million head, up only 6,950 head, or 0.07 percent, from my weekly forecasts for that period of 10.289 million head. From July 17 through August 26, however, federally inspected slaughter of 15.46 million head exceeded my forecast of 15.139 million head by 2.1 percent. So what’s going on and what does it mean? Large numbers and limited slaughter capacity will not allow market weights to be reduced this fall if prices plunge. Anecdotal evidence indicates that producers are current in marketings. More than one packer told me in late August that his company had canceled a few loads because pigs were too light on the planned delivery date. If that was widely the case, it suggests that producers have adjusted their marketing plans. But being that current would mean that hogs have been pulled ahead to leave space to harvest other pigs early this fall. This would reduce weights and relieve some supply pressure. Producers would have had to go deep enough into finishing barns to reduce weights significantly. Evidence of that is mixed. Marketing weight down from a year ago Weights of all federally inspected hogs have been slightly lower than last year and followed a normal seasonal pattern. Weights of federally inspected barrows and gilts suggest producers have pulled marketings forward, with weights two pounds below year-ago levels the first three weeks of August and likely hitting a seasonal low of 204 pounds, carcass weight, the week of August 20. However, weights of producer-sold barrows and gilts reported through the mandatory price reporting system have been only slightly lower than last year, following a near-perfect seasonal pattern. Average weights of packerowned pigs, normally higher than producer-sold pigs, are the closest they’ve been to weights of producer-sold pigs since fall of 2014. This suggests packers are getting ready for fall’s large slaughter by getting current on marketings they control the

most – their own pigs. All things considered, I believe that we are current on marketings and likely have pulled a few hogs forward, but not enough as of Aug. 26 to explain all of this summer’s additional marketings. Pig crop may have been under-estimated The other explanation is that USDA’s December-throughFebruary pig crop estimate may be low. The initial estimate in the March report was 29.582 million head, down 0.2 percent from a year earlier. USDA revises estimates depending on how the initial value compares to subsequent slaughter. The upward revisions of 2013 and 2014 were, of course, in response to largerthan-normal piglet losses caused by porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). Since PEDV’s impact waned in 2014, USDA has under estimated the pig crop in every quarter, with four of the estimates proving to be 2.4 percent or more too low. The most recent quarter with comparative slaughter data is September through November 2015. The initial pig crop estimate was 1.9 percent smaller than subsequent slaughter. Given slaughter since June 1, I would not be surprised by a 2 percent or so revision to the December-through-February pig crop in the September report. New pork plants coming on line this fall Looking at all factors, fourth-quarter 2016 slaughter likely will be up 2.7 percent from 2015. If pigs have been pulled forward, that would provide some leeway for additional hogs this fall, but there is little room for error. U.S. pork packing capacity was 2.44 million pigs per week this spring, down from 2.46 million last year. Plant startups in Pleasant Hope, Missouri, and Windom, Minnesota, will add 6,500 head per day, or 32,000 to 35,000 weekly, pushing total capacity to 2.475 million. But

I suspect the plants will be processing only around 4,000 head per day by year’s end. What about pork demand? Real per capita expenditures (RPCE) for pork, which measures domestic pork demand, has improved sharply since 2009, gaining in five of six years and up 16 percent from 2013 to 2015. But gains have been hard to achieve in 2016, with five of six months showing year-on-year declines and the total through June down 2.5 percent from a year ago. But 2015 RPCE values set record highs. Compared to the 20112015 average, 2016 pork RPCE was still up 8.1 percent through June and should be close to 2015 levels through December if the economy continues its modest improvement. That signifies stable demand at levels near the highest seen since 1990. While export demand remains a bit shaky, largely due to the strength of the U.S. dollar, it should remain stable. Export volumes should grow slightly the rest of the year due to lower U.S. wholesale cut prices. Bottom line: keep marketings current It’s imperative that you get current in marketings immediately. The best opportunities may have already passed, but assess the situation and try. CME Group Lean Hogs futures for October, December and February may offer some help. Depending on your financial strength, consider taking some price protection for the fourth quarter and the first quarter of 2017. Futures prices as of Aug. 29 likely represent losses, but I believe there is considerable downside risk for the next six months that can be limited by pricing action now.

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Arming dietitians with farm facts By Nicole Chance,

Retailers aren’t the only influencers who recently received an up-close look at a hog farm. With dietitians facing more questions about the farm-to-table process than ever, the Pork Checkoff provided an opportunity for key dietitians to learn about pig production so they can answer consumer concerns. “When I joined the Pork Checkoff team, the majority of my conversations with health professionals involved the nutrient profile of pork and how it fits into a healthy lifestyle,” said Adria Huseth, manager of nutrition communications and research for the Checkoff. In June, 10 influential registered dietitians from across the country toured Brenneman Pork, Inc., a farrow-to-finish pork operation near Washington IA. They received a behind-the-scenes look at life on a pig farm and also learned about the different cuts of pork and how to prepare them. “Dietitians are key influencers because they get asked questions about how food is raised,” said Erin Brenneman, who hosted the tour. “We wanted to open up our barn doors to give them the facts they need to address concerns with their clients and to be informed resources.” The tour showed what it takes to raise pigs, from the farrowing barn to the finishing phase. They also had the opportunity to assist sows in delivering piglets. “The hands-on experience was an amazing opportunity that I have not gotten on other tours,” said Roberta Duyff, a food and nutrition consultant. “It was amazing to me that we were able to help bring a life into this world and then see how those lives are really nourishing our lives.” The dietitians visited a nursery research barn to learn about what goes into making rations to keep pigs healthy and growing. “It was a good reminder for me that there is so much care taken into what pigs eat with every stage of the process – before pregnancy, after pregnancy, weaning and then the lactation diet,” said Bridget Swinney, a dietitian and author from Texas. The dietitians also participated in a pork fabrication demonstration and a cooking experience that showcased different ways that pork can fit into a healthy diet. Throughout the farm tour and kitchen demonstrations, the dietitians had access to an array of experts, including farmers, veterinarians, chefs and other dietitians. “Many of us are asked difficult questions about pig farming,” Duyff said. “While we may have had some basis of knowledge, it was beneficial to see firsthand how pigs are raised today. What we learned will help us educate consumers.”

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Buchanan County Board of Supervisors October 10, 2016 The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016 with Don Shonka, Chairman in the Chair, Ellen Gaffney and Gary Gissel present. Absent, none. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Gissel second by Gaffney to approve the minutes of the October 3rd meeting. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Gaffney second by Gissel to approve the employee reimbursement claims filed with the County Auditor for payment in the amount of $482.97. All in favor, motion carried. Roadside Manager, Sherlyn Hazen presented her monthly report. Approximately 122 miles of brush and thistles have been sprayed. Trees were cut on Pine Creek Ave. by the railroad track for visibility. Six areas were hydro-seeded. After discussion, motion by Gaffney second by Gissel to accept the report. All in favor, motion carried. Public Health Director, Amy Marlow presented her monthly report. The department will be attending the new regional group meetings and will continue to attend the regional workgroup in Cedar Rapids. An update was given on the flood response and recovery. The department is updating the Pandemic Influenza Plans. Director Marlow completed job descriptions for the three remaining positions in the department. Worksite business flu shots are underway. Immunization card reviews start in schools this week. Yearend reports have been completed. After discussion, motion by Gissel second by Gaffney to accept the report. All in favor, motion carried. Environmental Health/Zoning Administrator, Matthew Even presented his monthly report. Well testing was completed on five wells directly related to flooding. The department is working with property owners regarding delinquent inspections and installations. Administrator Even is working on an ordinance regarding animal bites. The department will be promoting local

schools to participate in a radon poster contest. Work on the comprehensive plan has started. New information was posted on the Buchanan County website dealing with flooded wells, septic systems and flood cleanup to deter the growth of mold. Even updated the Board on upcoming training opportunities. Discussion was held regarding the condemnation of flooded homes. Motion by Gaffney second by Gissel to accept the report. All in favor, motion carried. EMA Director, Rick Wulfekuhle presented his monthly report. Director Wulfekuhle reported on the flood damage. Safety training with departments continues. Chris Hare reported on the projects he completed this month. Director Wulfekuhle reported on the meetings scheduled for the next month. After discussion, motion by Gaffney second by Gissel to accept the report. All in favor, motion carried. Community Services Director, Julie Davison presented the monthly report of her department. Case Management served 78 clients in September. Four residents received rental assistance and 10 received utility assistance. Twenty veterans were served. The Disaster Recovery Coalition has been reactivated due to the recent flooding. Approximately 25 households were affected by the flood. After discussion, motion by Gissel second by Gaffney to accept the report. All in favor, motion carried. IT Director, Ray McDonald presented the monthly report of his department. McDonald reported on the work completed the past month and what is scheduled to be completed in the next 30 days. After discussion, motion by Gissel second by Gaffney to accept the monthly report. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Gaffney second by Gissel to approve the following resolution. On roll call all voted aye thereon. Motion carried. RESOLUTION 16-67 AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 16-A-08 BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA The rezoning of property located in Madison Township, Section 19, 30.93 acres from “A-1” agricultural to “I” industrial.

BE IT ORDAINED: That Section IV of the Buchanan County, Iowa, Zoning Ordinance be amended to reflect the zoning change on the official zoning maps as follows: West ¾ of the N ¼ of the SW ¼ of Sec. 19, T90N R7W of the 5th P.M., Buchanan County, Iowa. To allow for commercial extraction of limestone, a continuation of an existing quarry. The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the aforementioned amendment at 9:15 a.m. on October 24, 2016 in the Supervisors’ Chambers of the Buchanan County Courthouse, Independence, Iowa. Passed this 10th day of October 2016. Motion by Gissel second by Gaffney to approve the Limited Site Usage License Agreements between Buchanan County and the Independence Community School District; and Buchanan County and the Jesup Community School District. All in favor, motion carried. Discussion was held regarding the snow removal for the 2016-17 snow season. After discussion, motion by Gaffney second by Shonka to approve the following solicitation for bidding. All in favor, motion carried. SOLICITATION FOR BIDS The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will accept bids for a contract for snow removal at any or all of the following locations: 1.Parking lots and sidewalks, areas located on the east, north, west and south sides of the Buchanan County Courthouse/ Jail complex, 210 5th Ave. N.E., Independence, Iowa. 2.Parking lot and sidewalks at the Buchanan County Human Services/Public Health building, 1413 1st St. West, Independence, Iowa. 3.Parking lot and sidewalks at the Buchanan County Senior Center building, 400 5th Ave. N.E., Independence, Iowa Bids must be submitted for each location on a seasonal basis. The proposed contract will have the following provisions: 1.Snow removal shall be completed not later than 7:30 a.m.

2.Snow removal shall be required upon the accumulation of one (1) inch or more of snowfall. 3.The Contractor shall salt and sand parking lots on County property. The Contractor shall be responsible for providing salt and sand. 4.The Contractor shall salt and sand the parking lots at a time to be determined by Buchanan County custodial staff or a member of the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors. 5.When snowfall occurs or continues during business hours, full snow removal will be delayed until after business hours are completed except snow will not be allowed to accumulate in excess of three (3) inches in the traveled ways. 6.Payment for service will be made monthly for five months beginning December 2016 and last payment to be made in April 2017. 7.The contract term shall be one year. Within two (2) weeks following the County’s acceptance of a bid, the successful bidder must provide to the County proof of adequate liability insurance coverage. For purposes of this paragraph, “adequate liability insurance coverage” shall mean coverage amount of not less than Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) for personal injury proximately caused by negligence of the contractor, Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) for any one accident proximately caused by negligence of the contractor, and One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) for any damage to property proximately caused by negligence of the contractor. Said insurance policy shall name Buchanan County as an insured. Failure to provide such proof within a two-week period shall be grounds for setting aside the bid and reopening the bidding process. All bids shall be submitted on bid proposal forms which can be obtained at the County Auditor’s office. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope mailed or given to the Buchanan County Auditor’s office not later than 9:00 a.m., Monday, November 7, 2016. The words “snow bid” must be written on the outside of the envelope. Bids will be opened beginning at 9:15 a.m., November 7, 2016 in the Supervisors boardroom

at the Buchanan County Courthouse. Motion by Gissel second by Gaffney to accept the First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services FY16 financial report. All in favor, motion carried. County Auditor, Cindy Gosse presented the board and commission positions that will expire December 31st. After discussion, motion by Gissel second by Gaffney to direct the County Auditor to advertise for the vacancies. All in favor, motion carried. Auditor Gosse presented the September financial report. After discussion, motion by Gaffney second by Gissel to accept the report. All in favor, motion carried. Auditor Gosse presented the September Health Trust financial report. After discussion, motion by Gaffney second by Gissel to accept the report. All in favor, motion carried. County Engineer, Brian Keierleber presented an amended resolution for the reclassification of Bland Blvd. After discussion, motion by Gaffney second by Gissel to approve the following amended resolution. On roll call all voted aye thereon. Motion carried. AMENDED RESOLUTION 16-64 WHEREAS, a county may apply for modifications to its farm to market system to add or subtract mileage from its system, to accept or delete highways gained or lost through jurisdictional transfers, or to change the classification of roads within its system, and WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Buchanan County has consulted with its County Engineer and desires to modify its farm to market road system to provide continuity of intra-county and inter-county routes, to meet the needs of existing or potential traffic, to better meet land use needs, or to provide a more suitable location for a farm to market route, and WHEREAS, application for modifications to any county’s farm to market system must be made to the Farm to Market Review Board per the requirements of Code of Iowa Section 306.6, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Buchanan County that this county is formally requesting that the Farm to Market Review Board

approve the following modifications to its farm to market system: Road segments proposed for addition to the farm to market system: Segment 1. Bland Boulevard from Iowa Ave. easterly to the South corporate limits of Independence AS to FM (0.80 mi) Segment 4. Jackson St. from the South corporate limits of Independence/end 6th Ave. S.W. southerly to North corporate limits Independence/begin 6th Ave SW AS – FM (0.34 mi) Total Mileage added to the Farm to Market System: 1.14 miles Road segments within city corporate limits as farm to market extensions: Segment 2. Bland Boulevard S.W, from South corporate limits of Independence northeasterly to 6th Ave SW AS – FME (0.24 mi) Segment 3. 6th Avenue S.W. from Bland Boulevard S.W. southerly to South corporate limits of Independence/begin Jackson St. AS – FME (0.12 mi) Segment 5. 6th Avenue S.W. from North corporate limits of Independence/end Jackson St. southerly to Enterprise Dr. AS – FME (0.17 mi) Segment 6. Enterprise Drive from 6th Avenue S.W. easterly to Iowa 150 AS – FME (0.51 mi) Total Mileage added to Farm to Market Extension System: 1.04 miles Road segments proposed for deletion from the farm to market system: Quonset Ave. from 130th St. to 150th St. Total Mileage deleted from the Farm to Market System: 2.0 miles Road segments proposed for deletion from the farm to market extension system: None Appropriate. Total Mileage deleted from the farm to market extension system: 0.0 miles The Board of Supervisors of Buchanan County, in lawful session this 10th day of October, 2016 hereby adopts this farm to market modification resolution. Motion by Gaffney second by Gissel to adjourn at 10:32 a.m. All in favor, motion carried. Don Shonka, Chairman ATTEST: Cindy Gosse, Auditor

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Quasqueton City Council Meeting, October 10, 2016 The monthly City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Chad Staton at 7pm on October 10th, 2016. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and roll call was taken. Council members in attendance were; Terry and Bill Kress, Sheila Payne and Jeff Werling. Ben Stanford was absent. Others in attendance at the meeting were; Corinne Love, Clayton Ohrt, Fire Chief Brian Vanous, Scott Cooksley, Attorney Jim Peters, East Buchanan Government Students and City Clerk Anita Arnold. Unless otherwise stated all motions were unanimous. There was no one present for Citizens Forum. A motion was made by Jeff and second by Bill to approve previous minutes. The Mayor added a couple of additional bills that had been received; a motion was made by Jeff and second by Bill to approve all bills. A motion was made by Shelia and second by Bill to approve current Law Enforcement Report. The Mayor advised council that Taylor and Kristin Connolly had asked permission from the Council to have sidewalk removed from new property that they had purchased at 502 N. 2nd Street. A motion was made by Terry and second by Bill to approve their request. A motion was made by Shelia and second by Bill to approve Clerks Report. The Mayor appointed Terry Kress and Ben Stanford to Personnel Review Committee and asked other Council Members to come up with issues that they feel needed to be brought to their attention or corrected. The Mayor advised Council members of route that needed to have some corrections done to it for citizens that were trapped from flooding on west side of river. A motion was made by Bill and second by Jeff to approve Public Works Report. Public Hearing was opened at 7:13pm to hear first reading of Ordinance 243 that would change speed limit to 35 mph on Linn Street from 7th Street to the east end of city limits. No comments were made; public hearing closed at 7:15pm. A motion was made by Jeff to approve ordinance waiving second and third hearings; this was second by Shelia. Fire Chief Brian Vanous advised Council that Med Compass was going to finishing the rest of physicals that were required. Vanous also asked the council if they would be willing to use money that was not used to purchase new vehicle to purchase additional rescue tools (i.e. Jaws of Life). A motion was made by Bill and second by Shelia to approve request and QES Report. Treasurer report was given by Mayor. Mayor also advised everyone that Haunted House is starting this weekend. East Buchanan Students asked questions. A motion was made by Jeff and second by Bill to adjourn meeting at 7:25pm. CITY of QUASQUETON 10/13/16 MAYOR/COUNCIL REPORT As of October 31, 2016 10/03/2016 payroll charge -4.00 10/06/2016 autopay Ipers -582.30 10/06/2016 autopay Rowley Savings Bank 941 deposit -1,159.78

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Independence City Council, October 10, 2016 The Independence City Council met in regular session in the council chambers at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, October 10, 2016. Mayor Davis called the meeting to order with Council Members Holland, Lenius, Vaughn, Hanna, Grover, and Brown in attendance. Hill was absent. Complete proceedings are on file in the office of the City Clerk for public viewing. Grover/Holland to amend the agenda in order to include items on the Taxiway Widening Project. Ayes: All. Grover/Vaughn to approve the agenda for the regularly scheduled meeting held October 10, 2016. Ayes: All. Public comments were received and placed on file. Lenius/Grover to accept and approve the consent agenda that approves the following: 1) The minutes of the September 26, 2016 Regular Meeting. 2) City Financials for the month of September. 3) Fareway Stores Inc. Class B Wine, Class C Beer, and Class E Liquor License November 15, 2016 through November 15, 2017. Ayes: All. Vaughn/Hanna to approve the following bills for payment. Ayes: All. ACCESS SYSTEMS Contract-ALL 712.37 ADVANCE AUTO PARTS Maint-PD 36.97 AFLAC Ins 769.76 B & B FARM STORE INC Equip-PR 14200.00 BAGBY’S AUTOMOTIVE Service-ST 78.50 BANKERS TRUST Fees-PR,ST 250.00 BODENSTEINER IMPLEMNT Supply-A,PR,ST 951.19 BROWN SUPPLY CO Supply-W 3782.39 BRUENING ROCK PRO INC Rock-ST 2445.87 BUTTERS, RAY Deposit-PR 100.00 CENTRAL UNITED LIFE INS Ins 48.32 CENTURYLINK Phone-CH 85.83 CITY LAUNDERING CO INC Maint-A,PD,PR,W 383.55 COLLECTION SERVICES CNTR Payment 290.00 CRAWFORD ENGINEERING Service-CH,ST 8998.00 CY & CHARLEY’S Maint-PD,PR,ST 111.46 DATA TECH Service-CH 4014.00 DINGES FIRE CO Supply-FD 1106.47 DON’S TRUCK SALES INC Maint-ST 337.57 FASTENAL CO Supply-PR,W 261.42 FECHTLING, DANA Refund-PR 110.00 FERRES, JEFF Refund-PR 91.70 GENERAL TRAFFIC CNTRL Equip-ST 219.62 GOVCONNECTION, INC Equip-All 195.69 GRAINGER INC Supply-ST 113.40 GREENLEY LUMBER CO Supply-PR,ST 27.72 GROSE, KENNY Refund-PR 110.00 GROUP SERVICES INC Self Fund-All 6334.99 HARRIS FIREARMS LLC Uniform-PD 144.97 HAWKEYE FIRE & SAFETY Equip-PD 75.00 HOOKEM, WES Deposit-PR 100.00 HYDRITE CHEMICAL CO Chemicals-W 3989.18 IA DEPT-PUBLIC SAFETY Service-PD 300.00 IA DIVISION OF LABOR Maint-CH 40.00 IA PRK & REC ASSO. Training-PR 90.00 IA PRISON INDUSTRIES Sign-CH 17.14 INDEPENDENCE L & P Service-All 28522.80 INDEPENDENCE PLUMBING Service-PD 774.15 INDEPENDENCE ROTARY Dues-CH 258.00 INRCOG Service-A 235.13 IRS FED/FICA TAX 23249.29 IPERS Retirement 38297.46 KELTEK, INC. Maint-FD 3748.32 KEYSTONE LAB INC Analysis-W 182.00 KIRKWOOD COMM COLLEGE Training-FD 60.00 LYNCH DALLAS, PC Legal-CH 2075.00 M&T BANK Non-IPER 910.37 MCDONALD, CONNIE Uniform-PD 10.00

In a collaborative effort, representatives from the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) and Pathways Behavioral Services will be on-site to help collect items and answer any questions. In addition, BCHC will collect sharps at this event for proper disposal. 10/10/2016 17331 Kress *, Terry -110.82 10/10/2016 17332 Kress, William -110.82 10/10/2016 17333 Payne, Shelia -55.41 10/10/2016 17335 Staton, Chad L -302.97 10/10/2016 17338 Werling, Jeff -110.82 10/10/2016 17334 Stanford, Benjamin E -83.12 10/10/2016 17336 Vanous*, Brian -207.79 10/10/2016 17337 Vanous, Nicole -207.79 10/10/2016 17339 Peters Law Office Professional Services -204.00 10/10/2016 17340 Keystone lab Wasterwater Analysis -308.00 10/10/2016 17341 Quasky Mart Mthly Statement -410.69 10/10/2016 17342 The News Minutes -105.16 10/10/2016 17343 East Buchanan Telephone Co-Op Phone Lines Sept -214.16 10/10/2016 17344 Yearous Trucking rock -418.56 10/10/2016 17345 Central Iowa Water Association Sep Bill -98.17 10/10/2016 17346 Buchanan County Auditor Law Enforcement Contract -5,817.00 10/10/2016 17347 Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Ins #5 Installment -605.00 10/10/2016 17348 iowa Wall Sawing Service dirt for campground -360.00 10/10/2016 17349 Wieland &Sons Lumber Co. VOID: mulch 0.00 10/10/2016 17350 Wieland &Sons Lumber Co. mulch -108.00 10/10/2016 17351 Cooksley, Scott campground -726.75 10/10/2016 17355 Quasqueton Cemetary Annual Contribution -2,000.00 10/10/2016 17356 Iowa Wireless Cell Phone -35.72 10/10/2016 17357 Vanous, Nicole Conference reimbursement -120.00 10/10/2016 17358 True Value gloves/plunger -12.38 10/10/2016 17359 John Deere Financial tractor/repair -383.66 10/10/2016 17360 O’Reily Auto Parts battery -114.78 10/10/2016 17361 ProBuild posts for campground/flood -231.88 10/10/2016 17362 Waste Management of WI-MN Sep Pickup -2,999.43 10/10/2016 17363 Menards shop/park -116.59 10/10/2016 17364 Heins Trucking carb -102.00 10/10/2016 17365 WSA Promotions LLC 4x7 plates -17.00 10/10/2016 17366 Advanced Systems Service Contract for 10/10/16-1/09/20... -56.90 10/10/2016 17367 Alliant Utilities Sep Bill -3,312.81 10/12/2016 17368 Greentree trees -1,058.00 10/12/2016 17369 Heins Trucking carb -339.35 10/12/2016 17370 Iowa Water Environment Assoc. Jay Sandberg annual conference -30.00 10/13/2016 17352 Arnold, Anita I -700.48 10/13/2016 17353 Pohren, David D. -96.97 10/13/2016 17354 Sandberg, Jay D -2,133.01 Total 11100 · Rowley Savings Bank -26,172.07 TOTAL -26,172.07

MES-MIDAM Supply-FD 352.61 MORRIS, TERESA Refund-PR 76.00 MSA PROFESS SERV Service-CH 325.00 NAPA AUTO PARTS Supply-PR,ST,W 885.29 OCCIDENTAL LIFE Ins 50.00 OELWEIN PUBLISHING CO Publicat-CH 153.25 OFFICE TOWNE INC Supply-CH,PD,PR,ST 5830.37 PACIFIC LIFE Defer. Comp. 275.00 PAYROLL CHECKS Total Checks 66974.89 PEPSI-COLA GEN. Concessions-PR 410.72 PETROLEUM MARKETERS Dues-A 1016.00 PINICON FORD Maint-PR 26.75 PRINT EXPRESS Service-PR 21.00 PURCHASE POWER Postage-PR 217.96 RADIO COMM CO Service-FD,ST 515.71 RJS WELDING LLC Service-A 120.00 RYAN EXTERM INC Maint-CH 42.00 S & K COLLECTIBLES Shipping-W 12.15 SIGNS & MORE Service-PR 73.50 SUPERIOR CLEANING SER Maint-PR 1037.70 T & W GRINDING&COMPOST Compost-ST 5000.00 TAPCO Signs-ST 4621.75 TASC FLEX Medical 843.82 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 238 Dues-PD 983.00 THOMAS, LARRY Refund-PR 110.04 THOMPSON TRUCK&TRAILER Maint-FD 37.93 TITAN MACHINERY Maint-ST 1066.20 11413.00 TREASURER-ST OF IA ST Tax TSCHIGGFRIE EXCAVATING Service-ST 49505.25 TURNER SERVICE Service-W 2860.00 UNITED RENTALS Service-ST 880.73 UNUM Ins 290.00 VEENSTRA & KIMM, INC. Service-ST 29941.50 VISU-SEWER INC Service-W 21770.63 WALTER AVIATION, INC. Contract-A 4583.33 WASTE MANAGEMENT Garbage-A,PR,W 833.53 WELLMARK BCBS Health Ins.-All 33358.36 WINTHROP NEWS, THE Publicat-CH 341.31 ZARNOTH BRUSH WORKS Supply-ST 5.95 CLAIMS TOTAL- $396,107.83, GENERAL FUND - $147,686.57, LIBRARY FUND$15,416.12, STREETS DEPT - ROAD USE TAX FUND- $42,103.47, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND- $325.00, DEBT SERVICE FUND- $250.00, CAP PROJ - STREET IMPROVE FUND- $67,795.88, TIF PROJECTS FUND- $20,276.87, CAP OUTLAY SAVINGS/LOST FUND- $20,095.69, WATER FUND- $16,906.44, SEWER UTILITY FUND$58,916.80, SELF INSURANCE FUND- $6,117.99, SELF INSURANCE – ENTERPRISE FUND- $217.00. Holland/Grover with a motion to receive, file and consider adopting the Ordinance on Chapter 65.02 Stop Required for the second time. The roll being called the following Council Members voted: Lenius, Vaughn, Hanna, Grover, Brown, and Holland. Ayes: All. Grover/Brown with a motion to receive and file proof of publication of notice of Public Hearing on the Ordinance Chapter 65.04 Yield Required. Ayes: All. Holland/Grover with a motion to the Public Hearing on the Ordinance Chapter 65.04 Yield Required. Ayes: All. Grover/Brown with a motion to close the Public Hearing on the Ordinance Chapter 65.04 Yield Required and receive and file oral and written comments. Ayes: All. Holland/Grover with a motion to receive, file and consider adopting the Ordinance on Chapter 65.04 Yield Required for the first time. Ayes: All. Lenius/Vaughn with a motion to add street lighting to Seventeenth Avenue NW and Third Street NW. Ayes: All. Grover/Holland with a motion for approval to go out for bids on the Taxiway Widening Project, second by Council Member Holland. Ayes: All. Holland/Grover with a motion to set the date of Public Hearing for October 24, 2016 for the Airport Taxiway Widening Project, second by Council Member Grover. Ayes: All. Public comments were heard in regards to the Well House Improvement Project. Council held discussion on the topic. Comments were heard from Council and Staff. Vaughn/Brown to adjourn. Ayes: All. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE WINTHROP CITY COUNCIL OCTOBER 11, 2016 The Winthrop City Council met in SPECIAL session on Tuesday, August 11, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. Mayor, Gerald Dennie, presiding. Council Members present: Melissa Hesner, Mark Kress, Ann Myers, and Lee White. Council member Leland Sprague was absent. Also present: P.W.D. Shawn Curtis and City Clerk Mary Ryan. Motion Myers, second Kress to approve the Consent Agenda: prior meeting minutes (October 5, 2016), and current bills. All ayes. Motion Hesner, second White to approve Resolution 2016-13, between the City of Winthrop and University of Iowa Community Credit Union for the subordination of the “free” lot mortgage of Matthew Barth. All ayes. Motion White, second Kress to adjourn. All ayes. Meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m. BILLS TO BE APPROVED AT SPECIAL MEETING OCTOBER 11, 2016 COMPANY, PURPOSE AMOUNT PAYROLL 11,217.21 John Deere Financial gas can & vehicle charger 162.96 State Hygienic Lab water testing 12.50 Winthrop Building Supply screws & washers 5.10 ---------------TOTAL BILLS TO BE PAID 180.56 TOTAL BILLS BY ACCOUNT: GENERAL 168.06 LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX 0.00 ROAD USE TAX 0.00 UTILITY 12.50 ---------------TOTAL 180.56

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NOTICE OF HEARING AND LETTING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, PROPOSED FORM OF CONTRACT AND ESTIMATE OF COST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TAXIWAY WIDENING, FOR THE CITY OF INDEPENDENCE, IOWA, AND THE TAKING OF BIDS THEREOF Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Independence, Iowa will meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 331 First Street East, Independence, Iowa, at 6:30 p.m. on the 24th day of October, 2016, at which time a hearing will be held and said Council proposes to adopt plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the construction of the Taxiway Widening Project and work incidental thereto for said City. Sealed bids for the work comprising the improvement as stated below must be field before 3:00 p.m. CDST on October 24, 2016, at City Hall, 331 1st Street East, Independence, IA 50644. Sealed proposals will be opened and bids tabulated at 3:00 p.m. on October 24, 2016. The City of Independence reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Work on the improvement shall commence upon approval of the contract by the City, and as stated in the Notice to Proceed. All work under Contract must be substantially complete on or before November 30, 2016. Damages in the amount of $100.00 per Calendar Day will be assessed for each Calendar Day the work remains incomplete. Each bidder shall accompany its bids with bid security, as defined in Section 26.8 of the Iowa Code in the amount equal to ten (10) percent of the total amount of the bid. Bid guaranty may be certified check or bid bond made payable to City of Independence, IA. Copies of the project documents are available for a price of $25.00 per set. This fee is refundable, provided the plans, and specifications are returned complete and in good useable condition, and they are returned within fourteen (14) calendar days after the award of the project. Please make your check payable to Bolton & Menk, Inc. and send it to 2730 Ford Street, Ames, IA 50010-0688, (515)233-4430. You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #4702935 on the website’s Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded $0.00. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, viewing, downloading, and working with this digital project information. A public hearing will be held by the City of Independence on the proposed contract documents (plans, specifications and form of contract) and estimated cost for the improvement at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on October 24, 2016, at City Hall, 331 1st Street East, Independence, Iowa. Preference shall be given to domestic construction materials by the contractor, subcontractors, material, men, and suppliers in performance of the contract and further, by virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor, to the extent lawfully required under Iowa statutes. Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status form with the bid may result in the vid being deemed unresponsive and rejected. Bidder shall not include sales tax in the bid, The City of Independence will distribute tax exemption certificates and authorization letters to the Contractor and al identified subcontractors. Contractor and subcontractors may make copies of tax exemption certificates and provide a copy to each supplies providing construction materials. These tax exemption certificates/authorization letters are applicable only for this specific project under the Contract. All proposals submitted in accordance with the instructions presented herein will be subject to evaluation. Bids may be held by the City of Independence, IA for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of conducting the bid evaluation. The Owner will base the award of contract upon the lowest aggregate sum proposal submitted from those bidders the Owner confirms as being responsive and responsible. The right is reserved, as the City of Independence, IA may require, to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in the bids received. Widen existing taxiway south of main airport aircraft apron. Base Bid includes following approximate quantities: 357 CY Unclassified Excavation and Topsoil, 462 SY PCC Pavement, 505 SY Granular Base, 505 SY Subgrade Preparation, 192 LF Sub drains/ Drain Pipe, 2 Intakes, and 0..11 Acre Speeding and Fertilizing. This Notice is given by authority of the City of Independence, Iowa. /s/Jeena Lynch, City Clerk/Treasurer.

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Blood drive benefits as many as 48 people

A LifeServe Blood Drive was held Oct. 11 with 19 donors, including one firsttime donor, in attendance at the Buchanan County Senior Center in Independence. The event collected 16 units of blood, which will help up to 48 people. Pictured is Lyndia Snyder of Rowley with Nurse Hope Boyer of Dunkerton. Lyndia has been a faithful donor for 20 years, and her husband Larry has donated since age 18. (Donna Jensen Photo)

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Holly Reyner of the Independence Mustangs Marching Band performs at the Northeast Iowa State Marching Band contest on Oct. 8. See more contest pictures on page 24.

Editor By Christine Dale, Assistant

Google uters from Mac laptops to The transition of student comp of discussion at the East Buchanry topic prima the was oks mebo Chro Eric DockSept. 14. Secondary Principal s 6-12 an School Board meeting on ing pains” as students grade “grow some are there stader noted program rm as part of the 1:1 computer switch to a new computer platfo throughout the school year. laptop that allows students to use a some minor dramatic shift would have It was expected that such a to network primary issue is getting them The out. difficulties to iron developare they said r stade ver, Dock with the school printers; howe other Iowa problem, noting a number of ing ways to work around the on page 4. nues conti Story ion. districts are in the same situat

s nthly repHealtort rs hear mo Supervi12someeti h Care y ng, Buch- in the Cedar Valle At their Sept. rvianan County Board of Supe l, sors Ellen Gaffney, Gary Gisse al sever heard ka Shon and Don monthly reports. HaRoadside Manager Sherlyn 454 zen stated that approximately have s thistle and miles of brush in the been sprayed and 15 areas county were hydro-seeded. Amy Public Health Director hMarlow reported that the Healt ed. releas was map tion Coali care d place Buchanan County will be

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counCoalition with several area ties. Marlow also reported that: cogrant m Syste ery -EMS Deliv ordination continues. upbeen have s -Job description or dated for director, deputy direct . and public health nurse g -Public Health is collaboratin h to with Environmental Healt envifor al manu policy a create ronmental health services. Story continues on page 4.

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Supervisors approve farmland bids

At their Oct. 3 meeting, Buchanan County Supervisors Council discusses waterworks rehabilitation proposal mers opened bids for rental of county owned farmland. Bids houses. Vaughn expressed concern for updates to the waterworks facilicts and EBTC celebrates its custo For information on EBTC produreceived for the 242 acres were: Erwin Henderson, d/b/a ) By Steven C. Smith

erative (EBTC East Buchanan Telephone Coop mer al Custo customers enjoyed an Annu evening in Appreciation dinner Thursday

Independence City Council met in in at 214 or stop Henderson Farms, Independence, $200 per acre and Chris regular session Monday night. Mayor services, call 319-935-3011 Shadden, Steel Central City, $206.61 per acre. The bidders were Davis presided, Councilman Robert North 3rd Street. e. and Stan to raise their bids with Erwin Henderson raising Hill was absent. At their last meeting, Pictured top: Lans Flickinger allowed October 20 customers. , 20 Winthrop. 16 EBTC Board members serve his final bid to $285 per acre. After discussion, the board Councilperson Dennis Vaughn asked handed out. s) Smith Photo C. ¢ 75 Ce en (Stev Gift cards and door prizes were accepted the bid from Henderson for a three-year 75 contract. nts en to form a task force to review an enColle ), ($250 k Franc ra Winners included Sand Story continues on page 21. gineering report on the needs and Burns ($50). Moroney ($100), and Robert costs of proposed maintenance and repair to city waterworks and well

City code: House numbers must be on residences

Eagle Scout project Bullerman completes of the pictured kneeling to the right

ties a workshop was held on Oct. 7. Story continues on page 21.

Pictured, from left: Independence City Council members Deb Hanna and Mike Lenius, Bolton & Menk Project Engineer John Graupman, and citizen Fred Miller. (Steven C. Smith Photo)

is Octobenral Natio nth! rk Mo Girl Scouts work to get safer crosswalks at school Po

Winthrop City Council met Oct. 5 with Mayor Gerald Dennie presiding and Melissa Hesner, Mark Kress, Ann Myers, and Lee White present; Leland Sprague absent. t. Bu Girl Scout Troop Es 2128 from has accomplished their goal of prochWinthrop anan Co un Mayor Dennie announced that per city code, all resity ReinviWinthrop viding safer crosswalks near East Buchanan School and received ew 1892 dences need to have house numbers not less than 2½ their Bronze award as a result! The girls were integral in replacing two flashinches in height and of a contrasting color to their backing yellow lights in front of the school with two additional stop signs to slow ground. Emergency response personnel need numbers down traffic, prevent accidents, and improve safety for all children coming to identify a residence in case of an emergency. Winand going from school. throp residents are urged to place house numbers on their The ambitious scouts walked around town and acquired approximately 80 homes as soon as possible. signatures supporting the proposed stop signs. Once that was accomCDBG surveys and park amenity surveys have all been plished, they presented the signatures and proposal to turned in. The council appreciates the participation of the Winthrop City Council. They also attended a secresidents in completing surond meeting to observe the council’s approval of their veys and reminds them that proposed changes. the information will be a Heather Sattizahn and Barb Yearous, troop leaders, valuable planning tool going are very proud of the girls working so hard on the into the future. project and achieving such an important goal. The Council approved Winst Buchanan“There are many more projects leaders Ea commented, celebrated ho with throp Halloween trick-ora pa comiand grow that we will continue see the girlsmelearn rade thrto ough Winthrop. Th ng last week (ab ov treat hours for 4:30-7 PM on wonext from duringe)the also inviteeeveryone to n overyear. Ed-CWe o 36-0. Also football team Kortenkour Monday, Oct. 31. amptroop help support with our bake sale fundraiser pic tured areto (top left) wh Dylan has a shovprojects “buryfor FEMA fire grant bids were the our raise to money troop foroadditional el and isand Viking s” an prepared ddeserve Gr at ew ad rig tyRevi reviewed and approved as on ht, nCoun Fa chana Hu fun trips that the girls dearly from working so ngman, memb nter Schulte at: us Follow ers titl of winnbe follows: bunker gear, Sandry ingheld hard. Itewill - 2the PM Oct. atand scon hool’ golffrom s 2023 team.10SeAM www.thebuchanancountynew 16 state Copyright 2016 e mo Fire, $33,300; hoods, Sandry the Independence Wal-Mart.” (Christine Da re photos on page 5. le Photos) Fire, $1,999; helmets, SanPictured: Heather Sattizahn and Barb Yearous with dry Fire, $4,712; gear bags, Copyright 2016Harmony Follow us at: Girl Scouts Walker, Brianna Yearous, Charli Buchanan Co Sandry Fire, $1,199.60; un ty Auditor an Sherman, Rylan Williams. Not pictured: Serenity Britsioner of El d gloves, Illinois Fire Store, Commisections Cind By tio tingham, Emily Dawes. (Courtesy Photo) Ch n ris y Gosse is $1,959; Da aging those tine Dale, y. This Fire Illinois encour- boots, who wish to East Buchan Assistant Editor for the Nov. is the last day to pre-re General nCou ntyReview vote in the an School Bo gister Store, lights,8 ele C4L Electio heNews-Buchana 2016 $7,199; have an Crawford ard member Those who ction. 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It is no giv be att ing the Pand Secondary on the bond t mention emic Influe en on flood response an end a regional workgrou attending Princ pro nza Plans. d recovery. pay for it by posal as the district pla ed reported that mi ipal Eric Dockstade The departm p in Cedar ns to de r ddle and hig us ent is updatnts Board Presi ing other funding so urces. en will take the Iowa As h school student Aaron sessments at d the Co of October. y give some ok suggest Story continu the Th ed tho is es on page ught to will be the the assessm to help the 28. last ye en elderly or dis providing ways dent proficie ts will be used to repor ar abled who t stuncy in Iowa might Submitted by . 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