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In THE NEWS this week...

Independence ballroom to be inducted into

Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

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Several sentenced in Buchanan County Court First Baptist honors veterans during Memorial Day service Garbage Pail Kids artist to visit library School News & Sports! Area Community & Business News Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, Community Events, Area Obituaries, Recipe Box, Color Photos, More!

Chris Cooksley is Class 1A Golf State Champion East Buchanan boys place fourth

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St. Paul's Lutheran, 109 Prospect St. Pastor Ron Spears, 319-233-3004. Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM. Midweek Community Sunday School meets Wednesdays 6:30 PM with location alternating between St. Paul's Lutheran and Aurora United Methodist Church. United Methodist, 506 Luella St. Rev. Nancy Bender, 319-931-4071. Sunday Worship 10 AM, Midweek Community Sunday School meets Wednesdays 6:30 PM, with location alternating between United Methodist Church and St. Paul's Lutheran.


Church of Christ, 306 East St. 319-474-2159, Sunday Worship 10:30 AM; Sunday School 9:30 AM; Praise & Worship-1st Sat. 7 PM; Evening Service (3rd Sunday-6 PM), Handicap Accessible United Methodist, 507 Main St. Pastor Lexie Kirkpatrick, 319-474-2362. Sunday Worship 11:15 AM; Sunday School 9:45 AM; Fellowship 10:45 AM. Handicap Accessible


St. John Lutheran, 124 S. Main St. Pastor Tim Miller; 563-932-2357, Sunday worship, 10:30 AM, Jan.-June, 8:30 AM, July thru December


First Baptist, 202 4th St., S. Rev. Mike Andersen, Sunday Worship 9 AM, Sunday School 10 AM Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 302 W. Main Father Paul McManus, 319-635-2211. Sunday Mass 8:30 AM Lord of the Harvest Lutheran AFLC, 120 Main St. Rev. Scott Jans, 319-635-2879. Sunday Worship 9 AM; Sunday School 10:15 AM United Methodist, 107 2nd St. N. Reverend Sheryl Hull, 319-635-2932. Sunday Worship 9:15 AM, Coffee/Fellowship 10:15, Worship Wednesdays 6 PM St. John's Lutheran (Mo. Synod), 208 4th St. N. Rev. Roy W. Berquist,, 319-635-2181. Sunday Worship:10 AM; Sunday School/Bible class: 9 AM (during school year.) Email: stjohnsluth@


First Presbyterian, 100 3rd St. SW Pastor Duane Olsen, 319-238-9206. Sunday Worship 9:30 AM; Coffee and fellowship, 10:30 AM, potluck lunch first Sunday of the month Trinity United Methodist, 209 1st St. NE Rev. Michael Blackwell, 319-636-2784. Sunday Worship 9:30 AM with fellowship after; Adult Sunday School 8:30 AM; Wednesday youth group after school, Sept-May.


Bethel Baptist, 614 3rd St. NE Pastor Michael Anderson, 319-334-6617. Sunday Worship 10:30 AM/7 PM; Sunday School 9:30 AM; Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7 PM. Calvary Evangelistic Center, 700 13th St. NE Rev. William F. Hill, 319-334-2743. Sunday’s World Changers (kids) 10 AM; Worship (adults)

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10 AM; Family Worship 6:30 PM; Wednesday service 7:30 PM. Cornerstone Foursquare, 707 20th Ave. SW Rev. Marty Schminkey, 319-334-4489. Sunday Worship 10:30 AM, coffee and snacks at 10 AM; nursery and children’s ministry during service. SMAC for youth Tuesdays at 6:37 PM. Find us on Facebook at Cornerstone4square First Baptist, 301 2nd St. SE Interim Pastor Lyonel Watkins, Sunday Worship 10:15 AM; Sunday School 9 AM; Thursday Bible Study 9:30 AM; Tues. bible study at 6:30 PM; Service on Channel 9 Indy Cable Tuesdays & Fridays 8 AM; For more information please call First Baptist Church at 319-334-2135. www. First Presbyterian, 115 6th Ave. NW Rev. John H. Hougen, 319-334-3523. Sunday Worship 10 AM (nursery available); Sunday School 9:15 AM. Handicap accessible and hearing units.; www. First United Methodist, 313 2nd St. SE Rev. Scott Meador, 319-334-3689. Sunday Worship 9 AM; Sunday School 10:15 AM; Radio Broadcast 11 AM at 95.3 FM Freedom Baptist (Independent), 210 2nd St. SE Pastor Joshua Graber. 319-334-3801, Sunday School 9:30 AM; Sunday Worship 10:30 AM; Sunday Evening Service 5 PM; Midweek Service Wed. 7 PM; email: jcegraber@hotmail. com Grace Evangelical, 1312 5th Ave. NE (Hwy 150 N) Rev. David Foix, 319-334-4232. Sunday Worship 10:30 AM & 6 PM; Sunday School 9:30 AM and Wed. 7 PM Hope Wesleyan, 505 4th Ave NE Rev. Robert Solon, 319-334-7148. Sunday School (all ages) 9:15 AM; Sunday Worship 8 AM, Fellowship 10 AM, 2nd Worship 10:30. Wednesday Evening Activities: Trek (grades 6-8th), 5 PM; AWANA (grades PK-5th ), 6 PM, Youth (Sr. High), 7 PM; Women’s Tuesday Morning Perk, at Em’ Coffee Shop, 8 AM. www. Immanual Lutheran (ELCA), 512 5th St. NE Sr. Pastor Greg DeBoer, Rev. Kurt Borkoven, 319-334-2511. Saturday Worship 5:30 PM; Sunday Worship 8 AM & 10:30 AM; Sunday School 9:15 AM; Nursery available/ Handicap Accessible/ Hearing devices; www. Living Water, 113 2nd Ave NE Pastor John Sheda, 319-334-6723. Sunday Worship 10:30 AM; Sunday School 9:30 AM; Bible Study Prayer Service and Kid's Club, Wednesdays 7-8:30 PM. Our Redeemer Lutheran (Missouri Synod), 120 17th Ave. NE Call 319-334-2745. Sunday School 11:30 AM; Sunday Worship 10:30 AM; Adult Bible Study 11:30 AM St. James Episcopal, 202 2nd Ave. NE Rev. Sue Ann Raymond, 319-334-4297. Holy Eucharist 10 AM 1st, 2nd, & 4th Sunday with Father Sean Burke; Morning Prayer 3rd & 5th Sunday with Rev. Raymond, Godly Play is offered to 4-10 year olds, 9-9:45 AM each Sunday. St. John's Catholic, 209 5th Ave. NE Rev. Donald Plamondon, 319-334-7191,



Saturday Mass 4:30 PM; Sunday Mass 10 AM; Confessions Saturdays 3:45-4:15 PM Triumphant Church, SW corner of Hwy. 150 & 20 Rev. Lance Fricke, 319-334-2407. Sunday Worship 10 AM; TNT classes, all ages 11 AM; Wednesday service 7 PM; Oneighty for youth 7 PM; Game Room opens at 6 PM. Christian Life Church, 116 1st St. E Pastor Richard Wearmouth, 319-334-6978, Sunday 10:30 AM & 6 PM; Wednesday, Bible Study 7 PM


American Lutheran Church, 552 Purdy St. Pastor Dawn Pederson, 319-827-6626. Sunday Worship 9 AM; Sunday School 10:15 AM; Fellowship 10 AM; Jesup Bible Fellowship, 152 South St. Rev. Matthew Perez, 319-827-6231. Sunday Worship 9 AM; Fellowship 10:15; Bible School classes 10:30 AM First United Methodist, 455 6th St. Rev. Lynn Gardner, 319-827-1675. Sunday Worship 9 AM; Sunday School 10:30 AM; First Presbyterian, 643 6th St. Rev. Kathleen Sheets, 319-827-1701. Sunday/ Communion Worship 10 AM; Fellowship 11 AM; Sonlight Service 6 PM; Youth at Christ 7 PM Grace Lutheran, 633 Purdy St. Rev. Roy W. Berquist, 319-827-1257, Sunday Worship 8:30 AM; Sunday School 10 AM; Email: St. Athanasius Catholic, 634 Stevens St. Msgr. Lyle Wilgenbusch, 319-827-6682. Saturday Mass 5 PM; Sunday Mass 8:30 AM; Religious Education 9:30 AM; Fellowship 9:30 AM


Aurora Lamont Baptist Rev. Scott Hall, 563-633-6545. Sunday Worship 9 AM; Sunday School 10 AM Grace United Methodist, 745 Washington St. Rev. Nancy Bender, 563-924-2870. Sunday Worship 8:30 AM


St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 119 W Fayette St. Father Dennis Cain, Sacramental Priest Father Richard Gaul, Saturday Mass, 5:15 PM, Sunday Mass 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM, 563-927-4710


Immaculate Conception, 608 Bernhart St. Father Joseph Schneider, Sacramental Priest Father Richard Gaul, Sunday Mass 9:30 AM Silver Creek United Methodist Church Pastor Sharon Andersen, Sunday Worship, 9 AM , located 4 miles East of Monti and 1 mile south on Robinson Road.

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Saturday Mass 4:30 PM, Sunday 10:30 AM Christ United Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Charles St. Adult Sunday School 9:30 AM, Church Service 10:30 AM. For current Children’s Sunday School hours, please call the church at 319-283-1656. All are welcome.


Oran United Methodist, 212 E. Cedar St. Rev. Mary K. Green, Sunday Worship, 8:30 AM


Union Protestant Church of Quasqueton, 212 E. Cedar Rev. Kevin Jennings, 319-934-3558. Worship 10 AM; Sunday School 9 AM Hoover Wesleyan, 2898 310th St. (SE of Quasqueton) Pastor Dr. Charles Clark, 319-224-9317. Sunday Worship 10 AM; Sunday School 9 AM; Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 PM; Wednesday Bible Study 7 PM, Kids Club 5-7 PM.


First Presbyterian, 212 Park Ave. Worship Leader Steven L. Bush, Sunday Worship 9 AM; Sunday School 10:15 AM; Handicap Accessible United Methodist, 201 Rowley St. Pastor Sheri Andersen, 319-938-2605. Thru June 2014 Fellowship 9:30 AM; Sunday Worship 10:30 AM, Beginning July 1, 2014 Sunday Worship, 9 AM, Fellowship 10 AM, Wednesday Bible Study 10 AM, Handicap Accessible


Union Church, 126 N. Winslow Pastor Phil Rownd, 319-634-3757. Sunday Worship 9:30 AM & 7 PM; Sunday School 10:40 AM; Sunday Evening 7 PM; Wednesday Youth: 6:30 PM; Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 PM


St. Mary's Catholic, 402 Ash Ave. Fr. Ardel Barta, Parish Life Coordinator Marcia Reilly, Mass Sundays at 8:30 AM and Wednesdays at 8:30 AM followed by Adoration until 10 AM, Children’s Liturgy held during Mass for preschool through 5th grade. Urbana United Methodist Pastor Sheri Andersen, 10:30 AM worship with fellowship following, Wed. afternoon Study Group at 4 PM .


Sacred Heart Catholic, 302 Ely St. Fr. Ardel Barta, Parish Life Coordinator Marcia Reilly, Mass Saturday 5:15 PM and Thursday at 8:30 AM. Walker United Methodist, 101 Ely St. Pastor Norman Kelly, Sunday Worship Service 9 AM


Church of Christ United, 354 2nd St. N. Pastor Dean Schlitter, 319-935-3353. Sunday Worship 10:15 AM; Sunday School 9 AM St. Patrick Catholic, 555 1st St. S. Rev. Donald Plamondon, 319-935-3871. Mass Saturday 6:30 PM; Sunday 8 AM

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Buchanan County, Iowa and Incorporated Areas The Council Meeting was called toThe Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reecting proposed ood hazard determinations within Buchanan County, Iowa and Incorporated Areas. These ood hazard determinations may include the addition or modiďŹ cation of Base Flood Elevations, base ood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory oodway. Technical information or comments are

EAST BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Board Work Session Minutes May 28, 2014 Prior to beginning the regular meeting the board recited the East Buchanan Mission Statement: “To challenge students to think critically, communicate effectively, develop values and contribute to society.â€? President Cook called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. BOARD MEMBERS: George Aberle, Aaron Cook, Matt Walthart, Brian Crawford, Greg Schmitt SUPERINTENDENT: Dan Fox VISITORS: Travis Schueller AGENDA APPROVAL: Motion was made by Walthart, second by Aberle to approve the agenda. Motion carried with all ayes. The board toured the facilities. After tour and discussion, the board directed Brian Crawford to speak with Usher Architecture about possible future renovations. The board also directed Dan Fox to talk with Piper Jaffrey. ADJOURNMENT: Motion was made by Aberle, second by Schmitt to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 p.m. Motion carried with all ayes. Next regular board meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. If your cabinets are in good shape but are /s/Beth Weepie, Board Secreshowing wear and tear on the fronts tary All motions carried on a ďŹ ve to zero vote unless otherwise noted. The above are not ofďŹ cial minutes until approved at the Withboard new fronts, doors, next regular meeting. A trim and optional accessories, copy the give ofďŹ cialyou minutes weofcan a newmay kitchen for 1/2 the cost of new cabinets be viewed in the ofďŹ ce of the Board Secretary any Monday • FREE Estimates Call John through Friday & between 8:00 • See Before After Pictures Wilson’s Woodshop a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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Quasqueton City Council The Council met on May 27th 2014 at 3:30 pm. In attendance at meeting was Mayor Staton, council members; Payne, Mausser, Werling, Stanford, Nelson and City Clerk Arnold. The pledge of allegiance was recited and roll call was taken. The Mayor opened Public Hearing for Budget Amendment at 3:31pm, no public comment and the hearing was closed at 3:31pm. Councilmen Stanford motioned for approval of Budget Amendment, Nelson seconded motion, all in favor. A Motion was made by Payne and second by Werling for adjournment of meeting at 3:35pm.

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Buchanan County Health Center partners with East Central Iowa Acute Care Emergency services are among the most critical offerings for any community hospital. Chest pains, fractures, lacerations, car accidents, head trauma, dizziness, vomiting, unresponsiveness or trouble breathing — real emergencies like these come into the Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) Emergency Department every day. To best respond to these emergencies, BCHC recently formed a new partnership with East Central Iowa Acute Care (E.C.I.A.C.), which fully staffs the emergency services at St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids, and provides partial staffing for Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, and Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa. Beginning June 1, ECIAC staff will officially begin to provide board certified physicians and experience emergency physicians assistants for the BCHC emergency department. “Our new providers have been rotating in, picking up shifts throughout May,” said Deb Chudzinski, RN, BSN, Emergency Room Nurse Manager. “They have been great --v ery knowledgeable and professional. The new group brings a huge amount of emergency care expertise, and we hope to see a larger number of local people stay in town and allow us to be their Hospital of Choice as a result.”

Dr. Nate Harmon of E.C.I.A.C., BCHC’s new Emergency Medical Director agrees. “Board certification in emergency services, gives our providers an edge in triaging, stabilizing, treating and dispositioning critically ill patients,” explained Harmon. “Combined, the 20 medical professionals coming to BCHC have 166 years of experience in the ER. We serve as directors of 30 local EMS services and businesses. We have multiple medical examiners, multiple adjunct professors, and national representatives serving on the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Board, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.” Dr. Harmon, a Waterloo native, articulates three goals as ECIAC begins working in Independence. 1. To provide rapid and high quality care to our patients in the Emergency Department. 2. Work with local primary care providers to increase the number of people who can stay in Independence for care. This can be done by providing a higher level of initial care and better identifying patient needs. Ultimately, fewer patients will need to be transferred making recovery and

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Buchanan County Health Center Auxiliary recently welcomed Nancy Elliott as gift shop buyer. She took over the post from Mary Kay Miller, who served as buyer for several years. The Gift Shop, open 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday and 1-3 PM Saturday and Sunday, is fully staffed by volunteers. Approximately 55 members volunteer time each month to keep the doors open. Together they raise approximately $7,500 annually, which funds the work of the Auxiliary including six $1,000 scholarships to Buchanan County students pursuing a health care career. Volunteers are needed. For more information about the Auxiliary call Bette Butler at 319-334-2416.

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Buchanan County Health Center’s state-of-the-art Surgery Department includes both a large surgical suite and smaller Endoscopy Room. Both rooms provide technology for laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures which result in a smaller incision and quicker recovery time for patients. In 2013, ten individual, general and specialty surgeons completed more than 1,250 surgeries at BCHC. That is twice the surgical volume posted just two years ago. If you would like to know more about BCHC Surgical Services, check out our website at www. If your group would like a tour, contact Lindsay Rave at 319-332-0999.

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Enjoy the Strawberry Moon at Cedar Rock

Friends of Cedar Rock invite everyone to experience Cedar Rock State Park and the remarkable Walter House by Frank Lloyd Wright under the glow of the full Strawberry Moon on Saturday, June 14. This special evening allows guests the chance to enjoy the park and the classic Wright-designed house after hours. Explore the rarely open River Pavilion and Maid’s Quarters, stroll through the house as a pianist serenades guests, and relax at the council fire. The non-profit Friends of Cedar Rock group was developed with the goal of supporting the Walter Residence. A goodwill donation will be requested from each adult and 100% of the funds raised during the event will be used for Cedar Rock. During the visit, enjoy refreshments, including fresh popcorn served fireside. This event

begins at 7 PM and will end by 10 PM; no reservations are required. Bring a camera, friends, and relax with the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Friends of Cedar Rock members will be posted throughout the grounds to answer questions. The house can be found just north of Quasqueton at 2611 Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd, Independence. Cedar Rock is open for tours into October, Wednesday through Sunday with hourly tours beginning at 10 AM and concluding with the 3 PM tour. To reserve a tour or for information, call the visitor center at 319-934-3572, or e-mail cedar_rock@dnr. Pictured: Visitors to can enjoy a stunning view of the fountain and glass walls of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Walter Estate at Cedar Rock.

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Family Fishing Day will be Sunday, June 15 at Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence. The campus will allow guests to fish at Swan Lake as part of their regular paid museum admission. Annual or lifetime members of Heartland Acres will be allowed to fish at no extra charge. The popularity of the Family Fishing day has grown. Many have asked for expanded fishing opportunities to get the kids out to enjoy the sport of fishing. As a result, fishing will be available the second Sunday of each month starting June 15 through September from noon to 4 PM. Wristbands to fish Swan Lake will be available at the admission desk in the museum. Swan Lake is approximately four acres and holds a variety of fish including catfish, crappie, bluegill and bass. For these events, anglers will be allowed to “catch and keep� all crappie, large mouth bass, and bluegill. All other fish are to be catch and release. Fishing will be allowed from the shore only and anglers are to bring their own gear. Simple gear, such as poles, 1/8 ounce jigs, twister

tails, hooks and sinkers, will work fine. Worms make the best bait and will be supplied lakeside at no charge. Anglers are to follow Iowa fishing laws and regulations and are required to have a valid Iowa Fishing License and be good sportsmen. For information about Heartland Acres visit or call 319-3320123. Heartland Acres is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Pictured: Kevin and Zachary Jimmerson enjoy Family Fishing Day at Heartland Acres in 2012.

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Winthrop pool opens June 5

The Winthrop swimming pool opens June 5 with hours of 1-6 PM (breaks at 3 and 5 PM). Daily admission is $3 (under age two free) and punch cards and single/family passes are available for purchase. Those interested in renting the pool for events should call 319-9353306. The City of Winthrop also offers swimming lessons, both public and private. Public sessions will run June 16-26 and June 30-July 11. Call 319-935-3306 for costs and details.

Pie fundraiser to benefit youth

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ACTS Youth will make cherry and apple pies to enjoy or donate to the Aurora July 4th Celebration. Cost per pie is $10 payable on or before delivery. Orders are due by June 20. Delivery will be between June 25 and July 3. Proceeds will go toward the 2015 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Detroit.

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Reap preserves Iowa’s historical resources

It feels like summer has finally arrived! We will attend many community celebrations and participate in parades in coming weeks. RAGBRAI will roll through our area this summer. On June 14, there’s a lot going on, with parades in Hazleton at 10 AM, Readlyn at 10 AM and Winthrop at 4 PM. We always look forward to seeing everyone and enjoying all the fun activities that our local community celebrations have to offer. In the Legislature, we worked this year to continue boosting Iowa’s quality of life. A highlight was our approval of a record $25 million for REAP, Iowa’s popular Resource Enhancement and Protection Program. In 1989, the Legislature created REAP to look after Iowa’s natural resources and cultural history. REAP has supported 14,535 projects in all 99 counties. Investment of $264 million statewide has leveraged two to three times as much in private, local and federal money. Over the last 25 years, our area has seen more than $6 million for 257 projects in Black Hawk County, more than $2.8 million for 141 projects in Bremer County, close to $1.5 million for 159 projects in Buchanan County and close to $2 million for 166 projects in Fayette County. REAP’s Historical Resources Development Program provides grants to preserve, conserve, interpret, enhance and educate Iowans about our state’s history. Historical resource devel-


opment projects receive 5 percent of REAP funds each year. The State Historical Society of Iowa makes grants to individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations and agencies that use the money for a wide variety of historic preservation projects, libraries, archives and museums. More than $15.5 million in grant funds have been awarded for more than 1,200 historical projects across the state. These projects encourage and support economic and cultural development by improving the quality of life for all Iowans through outdoor recreation opportunities and preservation of our cultural and historic treasures. Local historical projects funded for 2014 include $50,000 for restoration of the historic Frank Lloyd Wright designed Cedar Rock Boat House near Quasqueton and $3,505 for preservation quality microfilm and the digitization of the Upper Iowa University student newspaper. To see more of the good work REAP has done in our area over the last 25 years, go to REAP/ProjectsbyCounty.aspx.

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Next Project Linus Blanket Workshop is June 12

Regional Medical Center (RMC) Auxiliary will hold their third Project Linus Blanket Workshop from 1-4 PM June 12 in RMC Veterans Education Center - Level 3. All skill levels are welcome. Even children (accompanied by an adult) can take part in making single layer fleece blankets for infants and children who are treated in the emergency department or admitted to RMC. RSVP to Pat Swanson at 563-927-3395. Donations of fleece in colors and prints for infants, children/youth, and teens, or monetary donations for fleece will be accepted at RMC Auxiliary Gift Shop 7 AM-4 PM Monday-Friday. Project Linus, is a non-profit organization, which provides security through blankets to children in need.

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Independence FFA visits ag tire plant

Cy & Charley’s Firestone, Inc. hosted the Independence FFA trip to Des Moines May 21 to tour the Firestone Agricultural tire plant and ware house. Cy & Charley’s owner, Ron Hearn said the warehouse covers an area roughly the size of twelve football fields. The Ag Tire Plant is 48 acres under one roof. Sitting on nearly 120 acres and with more than two million square feet under one roof, the plant is the largest ag tire manufacturing facility. The production from this plant supplies a significant percentage of the original equipment and replacement tires in the global ag market it serves.

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Ted, Dean, and dates who health, accordvisited and interviewed for was established in 1963 ing Hazen Roadside Management Director Sheryln to this report; in 2012, Iowa After a welcome by BCH Jeff Wieland greeted Branstad and the position ranked 7th. As C to honor Amer Several sentenced April 11 and 12, is curre Various is applying for a grant for a new hydro seeder. health Chief gave him a tour of the facilities. factor ntly ica’s count s Adm older were inistr includ ative Officer e ed in in Buchanan minis Co. trator of Tazewell County y adthe rankings part of the process, she compiled a long-rang citizens for their contribuWieland & Sons Lumber was IL. by the mechanism, ranging from Court Brimeyer Fursman, LLC, conducted the perce plan for the department that was approved tions to our country, ntage of seniors with depre founded by Harlyn Wieland in the of scost search for a new city mana sion to the percentage of Iowa Department of Transportation. The and to show them that their healthy activity, but also 1948. Several years later, three of ger to replace doctors who are First Baptist for allow trade-in and s $40,000 is Steve seeder hydro dedic Diers responnew a ated solely to geriatric care. who assumed new duties health and welfare con- for camaraderie and Memorial Day his sons undertook Harlyn's Iowa’ as of abilit s approval y to Charles City City old seeder would be $9240. Upon successes include having the highe tinue to be an important meet new people.” sibilities and formed a partnership, st ately tribute this year. Mayo Administrator earlier influenza the grant, the county would pay approxim vaccination coverage amon factor to consider. It is esr Bonita Davis has been which resulted in the incorporation Story continues on page g seeder. 17. the of seniors in the nation at 70.1% contact with the search fi $7000 toward the purchase Garbage PailinKids timated that by 2030, Iowa of Wieland & Sons Lumber Co. in rm and they . The perPictured, top: Youngest walkare considering options. centageRick Emergency Management Director of hospital deaths among will have over 824,000 to visit 1982. The family-run business is seniors reers: Heather Robinson,artist is low in Iowa, Mayor Davis commented Wulfekuhle reported that work continues Cand i and declined by 24% in people over 60 years of owned and operated by the three Winthrop , “This is a asl Robin son (age two), Kaitlyn the past year. Volunteerism to garding any unmet needs for individua shock, but the search team age, about 28% of Iowa’s brothers (Ted, Dean, and Jeff) with among Iowa the community by providing employment is already ReBeatty, Allison BeattFavorite Human working on this and I am rs ranks y (seven Columns, sistance with the Iowa Disaster senio 6th in the nation. total population. Northeast sites in Iowa and Wisconsin. 100 full- and part-time employees. over secur e that of oods fl mont spring hs). the the Challenges facing Iowa’s Recipes, Local things will be taken care of.” source Council, regarding Iowa Area Agency on AgWieland & Sons does business in all of senior Pictured: Ted, Dean, and Jeff Wieland with 2013. One case remains open. popul foreign several In ation and other Advertising, More! States mirro At news left: United June 5, 2014 75 Cents al r those of the general Three walkers partici, Independence Light and ing plays a key role in procontinent C. Smith Photo) (Steven 4. . page on Branstad s r continue Governo in Story role population, with obesity at Power will also be consi moting healthy lifestyles pate on the inside track: Kim countries. The company plays a major the top of dering options the list. Iowa ranks 48th in as the board of trustees met for our older citizens in Stimson, Donna Jensen and the nation, May 9 and with 29.6% of Iowans age agreed to take action on Iowa and throughout the Eunice Hamilton. 65 and older a “separation listed as being obese. The agreement and release” (Becky VanDaele Photo) country. Today’s walk IDPH program and accept the work a planning is called board Bette The resign a , r Choic ation of General Manager es, Better Health (also community meetings signifies this commitmen discuss t out. Although it may cost more, Fox on past known as the Chronic Disease Self-M E. Ward, Jr. Ward had been Charles By Christine Dale, Assistant Editor y building, session May 28 to further and not only offers a fun anplaced on free Kerkove to prog- new industrial technolog agemadditiona They will seek ent Progrlam) helps adults administrative leave by the Summer maintenance items were felt it would gym and greenhouse are the top pri- plans. manage the list. board at the on items other the with when ress Buthe East feedback the symp ity of toms of chronic diseases such March meeting. the primary focus in facilities planning. Board commun as Discussion moved on to the old orities arthritis,d.heart disease, and By Kris Wilgenbusch, THE NEWS are further develope plans Board mocked chanan (EB) School Board meetof Crawford Trust Brian diabe ees Chair Pro-Tem, Jerry tes, and part of which is used for member present regular Buchanan Counesan onActivPat Schloss did not focus weight management throu StetleDuring ing held May 12. Board members bus barn, r commtheir future expanBuchanan County Auditor ented, “We’ll wait to take gh and Commissioner of reside It was noted that one end up plans to address away as heywas Board of Supervisors meeting on nutrit ion and activity. Workshop any ty discussed items with Maintenance storage. action Elections Cindy Gosse annou nce should submit an absen saving suggestion ity Director’s reporthealth to replac e Mr. Ward until his many items are no lon- sion. One space in- at tee request apleftheld nced he sessio the however, Audi Monday, Ellen Gary Gissel meet; ns are track tor’s a at contr plicat Supervisor Mike Kerkove includ- is full and industrial community-based the act is up. We’reGaffney, Office will be open 8 AM ion by 5 PM on May 30. to take Board member Matt includes designing - 5 PM Saturday, May replacourreregarding ons in Ralph Kremergoing approved zoning participating counties. timeand rooftop formation with Foxlocati ing plumbing replacement and re- ger needed. must be returned to the Audi Absentee ballots a with and 31, consi building for y the der technolog purpo all sale. options; we want to se garage of voting an absentee ballot tor’s office by 9 AM suggested a at system sound The eld fi comp quests from Thomas and Marjorie football the lete ing in repor also be are pairs in the high school boys show- Walthart on t they sure may June the noted we be found 3 or be postmarked by midn June 3 Primary Election. make the right decision.” Weitems in greenhouse. Fox also are there noted Walthart Fox ight , $5,582. of June windows cost ber and Keith and Lee Rottinghaus. 2. ers, blinds for classroom For more information conta at www.ameriAbsentee ballots may be ting plans for a basement an estimated ct Buchanan County cast at the Auditor’s Audi a storage area in the girls locker incorpora Thomas and Marjorie Weber of rural Aar- said he believes both the Fine Arts carpet, roof repairs and lights. cashealthrankings. Office through June 2 or tor’s Office, Courthouse, an old wrestling storm shelter. Board President by mail. Those wishing 210 5th Ave. NE, Boosters will be willing Jesup requested to rezone approximateSuperintendent and Elementary room, including Independence, 319-334-41 org/senior. to have an absentee ballot ETTERS Cook stated they expect grant and Athletic on FRO sold. be 09. M “A-1” Agricultural can that s maile scale, d to his or her ly three acres from to help pay for the system. pay Principal Dan Fox expressed conhelp to available be will monies THE GResidential REAT Wto on page 4. The board spent some time reviewcontinues ARallow construcStory to “R-3” cern that some items, such as refor the storm shelter. Based can plans. be facilities found long-term ing d on page contracte 5. tion of a single-family dwelling. The placing blinds, should be property is at the corner of 275th Street and Dugan Avenue, approximately five miles north of Brandon in Section #33 By Christine Dale, Assistant Editor came. “Awesome … of Westburg Township. Zoning Direc“It was the biggest thing going it was awesome,” tor Chad Beatty informed the board on around here,” said Jerry Hosk- he said. He rethe Zoning Commission approved this ins about the Gayla Ballroom. called a lot of local request with a 4-2 vote. The nay votes For many it was the place to go bands and some big were because the land has a high corn to dance or roller skate in Inde- names. suitability rating (CSR). pendence until it burned down in Well-known entertainers who special events, such as wedding Keith and Lee Rottinghaus of rural 1983. The Gayla will be officially performed at the Gayla include dances or church skating parties. Independence requested rezoning apinducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Jim Reeves, Johnny Horton, Mombo the Clown even made proximately .25 acres from “A-1” AgRoll Music Association (IRRMA) Wanda Jackson, Bill Ander- an appearance at the Gayla for ricultural to “I” Industrial to install a Hall of Fame during a ceremony son, Porter Wagoner Trio, Ray the Blue and Gold Banquet for 12,000-gallon NH3/anhydrous ammoAugust 31 in Arnolds Park IA. Price, Faron Young, Kitty Wells, Cub Scout Pack 75. The hardwood floor was innia cylinder. The property is on HenThe Gayla was owned by Joe and Tex Ritter. Crawford is still ley Avenue, approximately two miles and Orpha Schmit, who built it seeking information to confirm stalled in such a way that it absouthwest of Independence in Section in 1955. Their daughter, LuCean that Johnny Cash performed at sorbed the sounds of dancing feet and skates. Hoskins recalled #18 of Sumner Township. After much Fangman of Monti, said it was the Gayla in 1960. discussion, the board approved the reactually her brother Robert’s Rock and roll performers in- they waxed the floors before quest with the stipulation they must idea, but it didn’t take much to cluded Gene Vincent and The dances, but it was quite an operahave a safety plan in place that will be persuade her parents to join him Blue Caps, along with Link tion to get it removed in time for reviewed and approved by the board of on the venture and they didn’t Wray and the Drifters. The skating. Fangman recalled times Iowa Departsupervisors and Emergency ManageJimmy Dorsey when her father worked late into Gambling in Iowa ment of Public look back. ment Director Rick Wulfekuhle. In adDeb CrawOrchestra and the night to remove it. Health (IDPH) released results of studIn July 1957, fire broke out dition, the safety plan will have to be ford, FangTex Beneke ies focused on gambling attitudes and reviewed annually. man’s daughp e r f o r m e d between the roof and insulated behaviors among Iowa adolescents and A public hearing for the first reading ter, is a key there, as well ceiling of the building, causing college students. of the Wind Turbine Ordinance was member of a as many locally $30,000 in damage. Robert first The Iowa Youth Survey 2012: Problem noticed the smoke 15 minutes afcalled to order and discussion was held group dedicatwell-known Gambling Questions Report reviewed regarding changes and additions. Beed to gathering entertainers in- ter the last of the Sunday afternoon gambling attitudes and behaviors among atty will update the ordinance, and a history of the cluding Dave skaters had left. The building was 6th, 8th, and 11th graders. Findings second reading will be held at 10 AM Gayla for the Dighton, Leo remodeled with a 26x96 foot addiindicate males (38%) are more than twice June 16. IRRMA. With Greco, and Tux- tion and reopened later that year. as likely to have ever gambled compared In the late ‘50s it cost 75¢ to Another public hearing was opened help she has edo Junction. In to females (14%). “The report also found on the sale of a Secondary Roads towdocumented the late ‘60s and skate, including skate rental, and higher rates of alcohol use, binge drinker, which is no longer being used. It over 600 performances between early ‘70s there were many teen on Thursdays, a carload would ing, tobacco use, drug use, and thoughts was approved to gift the tower to the August 31, 1955, and Jan. 19, dances featuring groups like The only be charged $1. Thousands of suicide among adolescents as freHazleton Fire Department. 1974. Research continues and Purple Haze, Charisma, Head- traveled from near and far to the quency of gambling increased,” said Eric Discussion was held on renting the Crawford noted that people from stone, Fire & Ice, Fabulous Flip- Gayla over the years, which was Preuss of the IDPH Office of Problem a popular spot to meet others. county farm hay ground. Supervisors all over the country have provid- pers, and The Pages. Gambling Treatment and Prevention. Story continues on page 17. directed County Auditor Cindy Gosse ed information. Robert Schmit, who resides in A second study, Gambling Attitudes to research the available acres that can When the Gayla opened, it North Pole AK, said many of the Pictured, top: An aerial view of and Behaviors Among College Students be rented and publish it for bid. catered to a variety of musical bands at the Gayla in the early days the Gayla Ballroom from the late (2013), found nearly seven in 10 responIn other business, the board approved tastes, including country and were contracted through Nashville. 1960s. The building was located dents gambled in the previous year and the following: western, and orchestras perform- They would tour through Wiscon- at the site of the Super 8 Motel 10% met criteria for problem gambling. -Claims filed with county auditor for ing popular standards. Rock and sin and northeast Iowa, before and Pizza Ranch occupies the These studies can be viewed at www. $111,883.55; roll was in its infancy – Elvis going to Minnesota. Performers parking area. -Termination of county treasurer staff Presley’s first record wasn’t re- seldom had time to visit with the Inset: PeeWee King with Joe Treatment is effective. Call 1-800member Steven McManigle; leased until 1956. locals as they were busy setting up Schmit in October 1955. BetsOff or go to -Tiling contract between Buchanan Hoskins, who once worked at for shows, before tearing down to to learn more about gambling treatment Orpha Schmit takes tickets. County and Erwin Henderson d/b/a the Gayla, recalled that the ball- go to the next venue. services. (Courtesy Photos) Henderson Farms; room was packed when bands The ballroom could be rented for -Case Management contract.

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The Iowa Board Iowa universities of Regents will discuss a proposal during its June meeting that could result in redistribution of Iowa funding for the three state universities. According to the Des Moines Register, the board has distributed funding along a 4040-20 split, with University of Iowa (UI) and Iowa State University (ISU) receiving the most and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) receiving the least. The proposal came about in part because of a concept suggested last year called “Iowa dollars following Iowa kids.” Although UNI has a greater reliance on state funds than the other two universities, it was noted that UI has a lower percentage of in-state students than the others. UNI had 89% Iowa students enrolled in fall 2013 compared to 60% at ISU and 55% at UI. Funding already budgeted for the 201415 school year will be split with UI receiving 46% ($231 million), ISU getting 36% ($181 million) and UNI obtaining 18% ($89 million). Under the proposed model, nearly $60 million a year of future funding for UI will be redistributed to ISU and UNI. Regents President Bruce Rastetter told the UI Staff Council last Wednesday that, “Iowa typically comes in third as a choice for college of Iowans. We consistently hear from parents that they don’t feel as welcomed on the tour here as they do at ISU and UNI.”



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