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Incorporating healthy activities into your vacation plans

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A research partnership between Grinnell College and Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Iowa concluded that using copper alloy materials in a hospital setting substantially decreased the hospital's bacterial burden. These results could reduce the number of healthcareassociated infections. The study shows for the first time that copper maintains the reduced bacterial load in both occupied, as well as clean, unoccupied rooms. The research found significantly fewer bacteria on copper alloy products such as grab bars, toilet flush valves, IV poles, switches, keyboards, sinks and dispensers. During the study, patient rooms were cleaned daily and subjected to a final, or terminal, cleaning upon patient discharge. High-touch areas were swabbed in occupied and unoccupied rooms and aerobic bacterial counts were determined for comparison purposes. GRMC's move to copper surfaces was initiated in the name of patient safety and reducing risks of healthcareacquired infections Half of the patient rooms at GRMC were fitted with copper alloy and its germ-killing properties on hightouch surfaces. Because of the research findings, additional rooms will soon have the same life-saving features to reduce risks of acquiring an infection while admitted at the hospital. Healthcare-associated infections are a serious concern in the medical industry. Of the 35.1 million discharges of inpatients in the U.S. each year, an estimated one in 25 patients admitted to a hospital contracts a healthcare-associated infection. In 2011, an estimated 10 percent of the 722,000 patients who contracted healthcare-associated infections died from the infection. To decrease microbial pathogens, some hospitals have begun installing metal surfaces that are naturally antimicrobial, including copper alloy, which kill a majority of bacteria within two hours. Further details about the research can be found at copper


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As many as 70 million Americans – almost one in four – may suffer from sleep disorders. One primary culprit is simply not getting enough sleep. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third of Americans get fewer than seven hours of sleep each night. Poor sleeping habits increases health risk. While we may not commonly associate being tired with poor health, inadequate sleep and other sleep disorders can have a variety of health consequences. These include an increased risk for: •High blood pressure •Diabetes •Obesity •Depression •Heart attack •Stroke In addition to chronic disease, sleep disorders can affect work performance, concentration and ability to safely operate motor vehicles and other machinery. In fact, the Institute of Medicine estimates that driver sleepiness is a factor in 20 percent of serious car crash injuries. Ways to improve your sleep •Get regular exercise to help regulate your sleep cycle, but avoid exercising in the three hours before your normal bedtime •Avoid caffeinated beverages after 2 PM •Go to bed at night – and wake up in the morning – at about the same time each day •Leave work at the office •Keep naps short during the day, so you’ll be less likely to lie awake at night •Turn off the lights (including TV); turn alarm clocks away from you so that, when you do wake up in the middle of the night, you won’t know what time it is •Turn down the thermostat – keeping the bedroom cool can help you go to bed easier

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Short for high-intensity interval training, HIIT workouts require more effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise. This is followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. Why is this workout so popular? Because there are big health benefits. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, HIIT training has been shown to improve overall fitness levels, as well as blood pressure, cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity and cholesterol levels. Plus, you’ll build lean muscle while burning fat. Here’s how it works: •The fast-paced workout periods range from 5 seconds to 8 minutes, performed at 80–90 percent of a person’s estimated maximum heart rate. This is the maximum number of times your heart will beat in a minute without overexerting yourself. •The recovery periods may last equally as long as the workout periods, and are performed at 40–50 percent of a person’s estimated maximum heart rate. •The workout continues with the alternative work and recovery periods. Here are some tips to get started: •Start with a 5–10 minute warmup •Do a HIIT workout two or three times per week. Alternate with moderate exercise. For example, throw in a 45 minute walk. •Use pre-programmed workouts. •Enroll in a HIIT class or boot camp. Don’t be intimidated by HIIT. With interval training, you’ll burn fat, even after you’ve left the gym. These shorter workouts make it easier to fit exercise in your busy schedule and you don’t even need equipment. You can get an effective HIIT workout by using your own body weight.

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Are some fats in foods more likely to end up as harmful visceral fat than as less-harmful subcutaneous fat? To find out, Swedish researchers the “muffin study.” They had lean people eat three muffins per day on top of their usual diet, 750 more calories a day than needed. Half the participants got muffins made with a saturated fat (palm oil), while the other half got muffins made with a polyunsaturated fat (sunflower oil). After seven weeks, both groups had gained the same amount of weight (about 3½ pounds). But there was a difference. The subjects who consumed the muffins baked with saturated fat gained more visceral fat and more liver fat. There was clearly less visceral fat accumulation in the individuals who consumed the muffins baked with unsaturated fat. Instead, those people gained more lean tissue. Overweight or obese people gained liver fat when they ate muffins made with saturated, but not unsaturated, fat. What about monounsaturated fats like olive and canola oil? The evidence is not yet as strong as it is for polyunsaturates, but some studies suggest that monounsaturated fat is better than saturated. Polyunsaturated omega-3 fats from fatty fish also seem good, though the evidence isn’t as clear. Bottom line: Replace some saturated fats from palm oil and butter, for instance, with a Independence_5_DiggersHotline_Colvariety of monoand polyunsaturated fats, mainly from plant sources like canola, olive, orNews sunflower, and soybean oils and from fish.

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More Americans are choosing water, for good reason Water aids virtually every bodily function—from temperature and digestion to joint health and energy levels. It contains zero calories and zero sugar. We’ve all seen the startling statistics about sugary beverages: An 8-ounce energy drink contains 7 teaspoons of sugar; 20-ounce sports drink has 8 teaspoons of sugar; 20-ounce soda packs 19 teaspoons of sugar. The sugar in drinks is substantial, and has a real impact on your dental and overall health. Fortunately, Americans are doing something about it: Soda consumption sunk to a 31-year low in 2016, and Americans are now drinking more water than soda. Ready to slow your sugary swigging in favor of more H2O? Water aids virtually every bodily function—from temperature and digestion to joint health and energy levels. It contains zero calories and zero sugar. The reason dentists encourage patients to curb sugar consumption is because sugar produces acid buildup in the mouth, which erodes tooth enamel—this creates an optimal environment for cavities to form. And while more Americans are reaching for bottled water, simple tap water is just as good for you. In fact, tap water contains some extra dental health perks as it is often fluoridated, which protects tooth enamel and makes it more resistant to decay. Tap water saves you money because it is cheaper than drinking bottled water. Plus, the extra fluoride protection in tap water could actually cut your dental bill by protecting your family from cavities.

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How to help teens eat more fruits and vegetables Today, one in every five teens ages 12 to 19 is obese. Obesity in the early stages of life is more likely to follow into adulthood. But it also has an immediate impact. Obese teens may miss out on fun activities, face more health issues, suffer from a lack of confidence and self-esteem. Helping your teen eat more fruits and vegetables on a regular basis can improve health and build healthy habits for life. “Many teens don’t realize that their eating habits are affecting the way they look and feel today,” said Elaine Auld, chief executive officer of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Auld offers a few tips: Talk with your teen. Find out the barriers to eating a more healthy diet with fruits and vegetables. What fruits and vegetables are your teens’ favorites? Could you help them try some new ones? Get a baseline. Have your teens write down what they have eaten for several days. Then, review the list and have them identify one or two small steps for improvement. Share online tools. Your teens can use free online tools that show the nutritional value of foods before they order when eating out. Talk with them about their daily schedules and meal plans. Discuss how to eat a healthier diet with more fruits and vegetables. At each meal, about half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables. Make it easy. Check how many fruits and vegetables you have on hand and if you need to change your shopping habits. Find a farmer’s market nearby. Keep fresh fruit out in a bowl on your table. Cut up vegetables and keep them in your fridge in ready-to-eat portions. Mix it in. Add fresh, frozen or canned vegetables to salads, side dishes, pasta sauces, omelets, pizzas or other dishes. If using canned vegetables, select those labeled “reduced sodium,” “low sodium” or “no salt added.” Involve your teen in meal planning and grocery shopping, research healthy recipes online together and ask them to help plan family meals for a week. Bring your teen with you to the grocery to select fruit and produce and be open to new and different choices. Invite your teen to help in meal preparations. Ask them to cut vegetables or fruits for a meal or for quick “grab and go” packets for the entire family. Try to take a favorite family recipe and make it healthier together. Teens love to experiment. Set a good example. Be a role model in what you choose to eat.


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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the qualified electors of Buchanan County, State of Iowa that a Primary Election will be held in the several election precincts of said county on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The polls for said election will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., on said date and in all precincts as established. Voters are required to provide an approved form of identification at the polling place before they may receive and cast a ballot. Preregistered voters who are unable to show an approved ID may sign an oath of identification for an election held in 2018. Voters who are not pre-registered or who have changed precincts also may be required to provide proof of residence. Any voter who cannot show ID may have their identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct who has proper ID. Starting January 1, 2019, all voters will be required to present an approved form of identification. For additional information about voter identification visit https://sos.iowa. gov/voterid or phone the County Auditor’s office (319)334-4109. *Candidates for State Representative District 95 are Christian Andrews, Democrat; Louis J. Zumbach, Republican and no candidate for Libertarian POLLING PLACES FOR THE JUNE 5, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION ARE AS FOLLOWS: STATE SENATE DISTRICT 32 and STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 64 Aurora Precinct (City of Aurora, City of Lamont, Buffalo Twp., Madison Twp., that portion of the City of Stanley that lies within Buchanan County) – Aurora Legion Hall – 302 Warren St., Aurora Brandon Precinct (City of Brandon, Jefferson Twp.) - Brandon Area Community Club – 802 Main St., Brandon Fairbank Precinct (that portion of the City of Fairbank that lies within Buchanan County, Fairbank Twp.) – Fairbank American Legion – 109 Main St. E., Fairbank Hazleton Precinct (City of Hazleton, Hazleton Twp.) – Hazleton City Hall – 111 3rd St. N., Hazleton Independence First Ward Precinct (Independence 1st Ward, Washington Twp.) – Falcon Civic Center – 1305 5th Ave. N.E., Independence

Independence Second Ward Precinct (Independence 2nd Ward) – VFW Hall – 128 3rd Ave. N.E., Independence Independence Third Ward Precinct (Independence 3rd Ward, Sumner Twp.) – Public Health Meeting Room, 1413 1st St. W., Independence Independence Fourth Ward Precinct (Independence 4th Ward) – Senior Citizens Center – 400 5th Ave. N.E., Independence Independence Fifth Ward Precinct (Independence 5th Ward) – Presbyterian Church (West door) – 116 6th Ave. N.W., Independence Jesup Precinct (that portion of the City of Jesup that lies within Buchanan County) – Presbyterian Church – 643 6th St., Jesup Perry-Westburg Precinct (Perry Twp., Westburg Twp.) – First United Methodist Church (North door) – 455 6th St., Jesup Quasqueton Precinct (City of Quasqueton, Liberty Twp.) – Quasqueton Legion Hall – 106 Water St. S., Quasqueton Winthrop Precinct (City of Winthrop, Byron Twp., Fremont Twp.) – St. Patrick’s Parish Center – 554 1st St. S., Winthrop STATE SENATE DISTRICT 48 and STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 95 Middlefield-Newton Precinct (Middlefield Twp. – Newton Twp.) – Monti Community Center, 2854 Washington Ave., Masonville Rowley Precinct (City of Rowley, Cono Twp., Homer Twp.) – Rowley Community Center – 109 Ely St., Rowley In accordance with Chapter 52.35 of the Iowa Code the commissioner’s duly authorized agents shall examine and test the voting machines to be used at the Primary Election, June 5, 2018 beginning on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse. This certification, testing the voting machines for said election, is open to the public. I hereby certify that this is correct copy of the sample ballot to be voted at the Primary Election in the County of Buchanan, State of Iowa, June 5, 2018. Cindy Gosse Buchanan County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections

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2017 Water Quality Report For Independence Water Dept. This report contains important information regarding the water quality in our water system. The source of our water is groundwater. Our water quality testing shows the following results: Note: Contaminants with dates indicate results from the most recent testing done in accordance with regulations. DEFINITIONS • Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) - The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. • ppb - parts per billion. • ppm - parts per million. • pCi/L - picocuries per liter • N/A - Not applicable • ND - Not detected • RAA - Running Annual Average • Treatment Technique (TT) - A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. • Action Level (AL) - The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) - The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) - The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. • SGL - Single Sample Result • RTCR - Revised Total Coliform Rule • NTU - Nephelometric Turbidity Units GENERAL INFORMATION Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water posed a health risk. More information about contaminants or potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/ CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants

are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. INDEPENDENCE WATER DEPT is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at ADDITIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to lead in drinking water than the general population. It is possible that lead levels at your home may be higher than at other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home’s plumbing. If you are concerned about elevated lead levels in your home’s water, you may wish to have your water tested and flush your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using tap water. Additional information is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Nitrate in drinking water at levels above 10 ppm is a health risk for infants of less than six months of age. High nitrate levels in drinking water can cause blue baby syndrome. Nitrate levels may rise quickly for short periods of time because of rainfall or agricultural activity. If you are caring for an infant, you should ask advice from your health care provider. SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT INFORMATION This water supply obtains its water from the dolomite and limestone of the Silurian-Devonian aquifer. The SilurianDevonian aquifer was determined to be slightly susceptible to contamination because the characteristics of the aquifer and overlying materials provide moderate protection from contaminants at the land surface. The Silurian-Devonian wells will be slightly susceptible to surface contaminants such as leaking underground storage tanks, contaminant spills, and excess fertilizer application. A detailed evaluation of your source water was completed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and is available from the Water Operator at 319-3343750 . CONTACT INFORMATION For questions regarding this information or how you can get involved in decisions regarding the water system, please contact INDEPENDENCE WATER DEPT at 319-334-3750.

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE WINTHROP CITY COUNCIL May 09, 2018 The Winthrop City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Mayor Gerald Dennie presiding. Council Members present: Melissa Hesner, Mark Kress, Ann Myers, Lee White and Collin Whitney (arrived at 7:04 p.m.). Individuals present: Government Students, Rebecca Wearmouth/Library, Deputy Matt Cook, P.W.D. Shawn Curtis and City Clerk Mary Ryan. M/S/C Kress, Myers to approve the Consent Agenda: prior meeting minutes (Apr. 05, 2018), current bills, and monthly ďŹ nancial report. All ayes. Deputy Matt Cook presented Law Enforcement Report. Library Director, Rebecca Wearmouth, presented the Library Activity Report. Whitney arrived. Winthrop’s Water Sponsored Project Application was approved for funding. Changed future council meeting dates, due to attendance conicts: July 11th, and August 8th. M/S/C White, Hesner to adjourn. All ayes. Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m. BILLS APPROVED May 09, 2018 COMPANY, PURPOSE AMOUNT PAYROLL 9,171.05 PAYROLL TAXES 3,122.18 I.P.E.R.S. 1,468.38 ALLIANT, GAS & ELECTRIC 4,906.88 ARCH CHEMICALS, POOL CHEMICALS 2,918.42 AURORA PLUMBING & HEATING, POOL & CONCESSION STD BATHROOM REPAIRS 1,335.85 EAST BUCHANAN TELEPHONE, PHONE/FAX/INTERNET 211.55


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INDEPENDENCE CITY COUNCIL MAY 7, 2018 The Independence City Council met in special session in the council chambers at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, May 7, 2018. Mayor Davis called the meeting to order with Council Members Vaughn, Kurtz, Hayward, Hill, Scharff, O’Loughlin, and Hanna in attendance. Complete council proceeding are available and on ďŹ le in the ofďŹ ce of the City Clerk for public viewing. Scharff/O’Loughlin to approve the agenda for the special meeting held May 7, 2018. Ayes: All. Kurtz/Hill with a motion to approve a Preliminary Resolution Pursuant to Section 384.42 of the Iowa Code covering the 2018 Second Street NE PCC Paving project. Ayes: All. Res No. 2018-37. O’Loughlin/Kurtz with a motion to pass a Resolution Approving and Adopting the Preliminary Plans and SpeciďŹ cations, Estimate of Cost and Plat and Schedule. Ayes: All. Res No. 2018-38. Hill/Scharff with a motion to Approve the Proposed Resolution of Necessity. Ayes: All. Res No. 2018-39. Scharff/O’Loughlin to adjourn. Ayes: All. Meeting adjourned at 6:33 p.m.

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NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS NOTICE IS GIVEN: That there are now on ďŹ le for public inspection in the ofďŹ ce of the City Clerk of the City of Independence, Iowa, a proposed resolution of necessity, an estimate of cost and a plat and schedule showing the amounts proposed to be assessed against each lot and the valuation of each lot within a district approved by the City Council of Independence, Iowa, for a street improvement, described in general as the 2018 Second Street NE PCC Paving (the “Projectâ€?), of the type and in the location as follows: The Project shall include the construction of PCC pavement, PCC curb and gutter, RCP storm sewer and intakes, 4â€? PE subdrain, PCC driveways, PCC sidewalk, sanitary sewer replacement, excavation, placing special backďŹ ll, topsoil, seeding and associated incidental improvements on and along Second Street NE beginning at the east right-of-way line of its intersection with 8th Avenue NE and continuing east approximately 623 feet to the Second Street NE bridge over Melone Creek. The portion of the Project to be assessed to private property owners will include the construction of PCC curb and gutter, including RCP storm sewer and intakes. It is considered that the property abutting the above-described segment of street to be improved will be specially beneďŹ tted by this improvement and should be specially assessed. All as shown on the preliminary special assessment plat and schedule for the Project which are now available for inspection in the ofďŹ ce of the City Clerk The City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., on May 29, 2018, at the City Hall Council Chambers, Independence, Iowa, at which time the owners of the property subject to assessment for the proposed improvement or any other person having an interest in the matter may appear and be heard for or against the making of the improvement, the boundaries of the district, the cost, the assessment against any lot or the ďŹ nal adoption of a resolution of necessity. A property owner will be deemed to have waived all objections unless at the time of hearing the property owner has ďŹ led objections with the City Clerk. /s/Jeena Lynch, City Clerk.


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Buchanan County Board of Supervisors, May 7, 2018 The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018 with Clayton Ohrt, Chairman in the Chair, Gary Gissel and Don Shonka present. Absent, none. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Gissel second by Shonka to approve the minutes of the April 30, 2018 meeting as presented. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Gissel second by Shonka to approve the employee reimbursement claims filed with the County Auditor for payment in the amount of $1,330.38. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Shonka second by Gissel to place on file the manure management plan update for Daniel Thoma, facility Daniel Thoma Site #2 in Sec. 33 of Westburg Twp. All in favor, motion carried. At 9:05 a.m. the Board proceeded to open the bid received for the sale of county owned property as follows: Roger & Shelley Sperfslage $1.00. After discussion, motion by Gissel second by Shonka to accept the bid from Roger & Shelley Sperfslage in the amount $1.00. All in favor, motion carried. The Board discussed the tax abatement request with County Treasurer, Amy Wright. After discussion, motion by Gissel second by Shonka to approve the following resolution. All in favor, motion carried. RESOLUTION 18-37 WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has the power to abate taxes on property the treasurer determines that it is impractical to pursue collection per Iowa Code Section 445.16. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Board of Supervisors authorizes the County Treasurer to abate taxes, penalty and costs as follows: 1.Chad Banker, VIN 06L13508 in the amount of $1,289 for the years 2016, 2017 and 20018. Passed this 7th day of May 2018. Motion by Gissel second by Shonka to approve the following resolutions. On roll call all voted aye thereon. Motion carried. RESOLUTION 18-38 AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 18-A-10 BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA The rezoning of property located in Hazleton Township, Section 31, 1.4 acres from “A-1” agricultural to “C” commercial. 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: Commencing S82.8703°W 140.456 ft. from the NE corner of the NW 1/4, NE ¼, Sec. 31, T90N, R9W of the 5th P.M., Buchanan County, Iowa, thence S0.7048°E 21.812 ft., S0.749°E 312.614 ft., N89.7966°W 162.273 ft., N14.7017°W 118.895 ft., N5.8439°W 206.404 ft., N86.3129°E 209.781 ft. to the point of beginning. For a grocery retail store and wholesale store with attached single-family dwelling. The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the aforementioned amendment at 9:05 a.m. on May 21, 2018 in the Supervisors’ Chambers of the

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Waste Management 2364.64 Alliant 657.80 The News-publication 68.16 Buch. Co. Engineer-sand/salt 313.36 Quasky Mart-gas 316.01 Greg Witte-wages 72.57 Vern’s True Value-trimmer line 19.98 Ohl Construction-turbine for plow blding 37.00 Fire Service-2-2 day training 140.00 JD Financial-fire dept. supplies 143.50 TOTAL $6,162.36 Deputy Chesmore presented the police report for Rowley to the Council with a total of 29.58 hrs. There was one call for service the rest patrolling the city. Council had no issues to discuss with Deputy Chesmore. Mayor Webster opened Public Hearing for discussion of the proposed “Code of Ordinances of the City of Rowley IOWA”. No objections of the proposed Code of Ordinances or any part thereof. Mayor Webster closed Public Hearing M/S/C: Platte/Janaszak all ayes to approve Resolution 18-08 to accept Ordinance 229 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE “CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ROWLEY IOWA 2018. M/S/C: Hemsath/Platte all ayes to approve Resolution 18-09 to waive the following two Readings of Ordinance 229. Clerk presented the Library Contract FY19 to Council. M/S/C: Hemsath/Parizek all ayes to decline signing the contract for the Library Services with the Public Library of Buchanan County. M/S/C: Janaszak/Platte all ayes to adjourn at 7:05 pm. Next Regular Council Meeting will be June 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm. s/s Mayor Webster s/s Clerk Hemsath Correction to Citizens of Rowley from letter sent end of April-Rowley Days is July 13 thru 15th 2018.

Buchanan County Courthouse, Independence, Iowa. Passed this 7th day of May 2018. RESOLUTION 18-39 AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 18-A-11 BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA The rezoning of property located in Jefferson Township, Section 24, 2.4 acres from “A-1” agricultural to “A-2” agricultural. 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: Commencing N89.0392°E 282.434 ft. from the NW corner of the NE ¼, NW ¼, Sec. 24, T87N, R10W of the 5th P.M., Buchanan County, Iowa, thence N89.0391°E 375 ft., S280 ft., S89.0391°W 375 ft., N280 ft. to the point of beginning. For the construction of a single-family dwelling on an existing farmstead. The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the aforementioned amendment at 9:10 a.m. on May 21, 2018 in the Supervisors’ Chambers of the Buchanan County Courthouse, Independence, Iowa. Passed this 7th day of May 2018. RESOLUTION 18-40 AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 18-A-12 BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA The rezoning of property located in Buffalo Township, Section 31, 2.7 acres from “A-1” agricultural to “A-2” agricultural. 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: Commencing N89.2405°E 278.857 ft. from the NW corner of NW ¼, SE ¼, Sec. 31, T90N, R8W of the 5th P.M. Buchanan County, Iowa, thence N89.4142°E 315 ft., S280 ft., S89.4142°W 315 ft., N380 ft. to the point of beginning. For the construction of a singlefamily dwelling on an existing farmstead. The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the aforementioned amendment at 9:15 a.m. on May 21, 2018 in the Supervisors’ Chambers of the Buchanan County Courthouse, Independence, Iowa. Passed this 7th day of May 2018. County Auditor, Cindy Gosse presented information on the fund balance of the Health Insurance Trust. After discussion, motion by Shonka second by Gissel to authorize the County Auditor to advance funds from the General Fund, MH fund, Rural fund and Secondary Roads fund in the total amount of $50,000 to the Health Insurance Trust. All in favor, motion carried. Auditor Gosse reviewed the FY18 proposed budget amendment with the Board. After discussion, motion by Gissel second by Shonka to set the public hearing for the FY18 budget amendment for 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Gissel second by Shonka to adjourn at 9:41 a.m. All in favor, motion carried. Clayton Ohrt, Chairman ATTEST: Cindy Gosse, Auditor

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VACUUM CLEANERS AERUS ELECTROLUX Call me for Sales, Service, Bags, Filters, and Accessories. Beverley Sprague, Winthrop. 319-935-3248 EOW Thank You We would like to thank the Winthrop Commercial Club for honoring us as the 2018 second generation Citizens of the Year. What a wonderful surprise and honor. Thanks also to the committee for the great meal and program. pp1 The Bateman Girls – Carol, Cathy, Joan and Janis For Sale Weed eater, runs; 8 hp Briggs motor, runs. $60 for both. 319-202-2422, please leave a message. pp1 Help Wanted - Lawn mowing Lawn mowing, trimming in Winthrop. For details call 563-880-0907. pp1-2

FOR SALE 2005 Chevy 1500, two-wheel drive pickup, 57,000 miles. Minimum bid $6,000. Sealed bids will be accepted until noon on Tuesday, June 5th. Bids may be mailed or delivered to City Hall, 354 W. Madison, P.O. Box 98, Winthrop, IA 50682. Contact Winthrop City Hall at (319) 9353317 to schedule a time to view the pickup.

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The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for the position of Deputy Sheriff. To be eligible to take the Civil Service test, an application must be submitted to the Civil Services Commission by June 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Applications may be acquired at the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Buchanan Co. Attorney’s Office in the Courthouse at 210 5th Avenue NE Independence IA 50644, or online at Applications must be accompanied by your cover letter, resume, high school diploma or GED, college diploma, transcripts and any military discharge papers if applicable. These applications must be returned to Buchanan County Civil Service, PO Box 68, Independence IA 50644 no later than 4:00 pm on June 1, 2018. Applications received after 4:00 pm will not be accepted. Buchanan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Notice of Water Main Flushing The City of Independence Water Department will begin the “Water Main Flushing Program” on April 30, 2018. Flushing will begin at 7:00 AM each day. Mineral deposits may be dislodged and cause discoloring of water; this will clear up in time. No bacterial problems will exist, and water will continue to be safe to use. Although we will do the town in sections, it may disrupt other sections while this program is being completed. WHITE or LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING could be stained if washed. The City will not be responsible for any clothing that is damaged. SCHEDULE OF FLUSHING: April 30th - Southwest Section May 7th - Southeast Section May 14th - Northwest Section May 21st - Northeast Section Mark Luloff, Water Superintendent

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Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program begins for the season

Jennie Timm sent in this great picture of goldfinches enjoying a bite to eat in Winthrop. The American goldfinch is a small bird. It is migratory ranging from midAlberta Canada to North Carolina during breeding season. The popular bird is often found in residential areas and open meadows, and is attracted to bird feeders. The species is monogamous and produces just one brood each year. Do YOU have bird or garden photos to share with our readers? Email them to, or mail to PO Box 9, Winthrop IA 50682 or drop off at our office at 225 W. Madison, Winthrop or at S&K Collectibles in downtown Independence.

Century and Heritage farm owners apply by June 1

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig reminds eligible farm owners that the deadline to apply for the 2018 Century and Heritage Farm Program is June 1. The program recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms. Farm families must submit an application to the Department no later than June 1 to qualify for recognition at the Iowa State Fair. Applications are available on the Department’s website at by clicking on the link under “Iowa Century Farms.� Applications may also be requested from Becky Lorenz, Coordinator of the Century and Heritage Farm Program 515-281-3645, email or by writing to Century or Heritage Farms Program, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Henry A. Wallace Building, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines IA 50319. The ceremony to recognize the 2018 Century and Heritage Farms will be held at the Iowa State Fair August 16 in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion.

The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides qualified seniors aged 60 and over with coupons (checks) that can be exchanged at farmer’s markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs for fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey. The checks can be used until Oct. 31 at participating vendors. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) will begin distributing Farmer’s Market Checks starting in June at various locations throughout the 18-county service area. Eligible participants in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program must: • Be 60 years of age or older at the time of this application, born in or before 1958; • Live in the NEI3A service area; and • Have a yearly household income less than $22,459 for single or $30,451 for married couple. Each eligible participant receives 10 checks with a total value of $30. A person can only receive checks one time per program year. Farmer’s Market distribution dates and locations in Buchanan County include: Fairbank - June 13 (After this date call 319-334-7011.): 12:30-1 PM, Fairbank Senior Housing East, 605 Grove Street; and 1:15-2 PM, Fairbank Senior Housing West, 201 W. Wisconsin Street. Independence - 9-11:30 AM June 1-2 and 10-11 AM Mondays and Wednesdays June 4-Sept. 26, Buchanan County Senior Center, 400 5th Avenue NE. Available other days by request. Lamont - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM June 14, Senior Meal Site, 644 Bush St. After this date call 319-334-7011. Winthrop - 9-11 AM June 5 Winthrop City Hall, 354 W. Madison. After this date call 319-334-7011. For questions about the Farmers Market coupons or a complete listing of all distribution locations call LifeLong Links at 866-468-7887 or visit

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We are now out of session and the 87th Iowa General Assembly has ended. This is the first time in many years that one party has controlled the entire capitol and it has been historic, sadly historic. The republican-led house, senate and governor have decimated many great services and time tested systems throughout our entire code, while giving away over $1,000,000,000 in state revenue and reserve to wealthy corporations and wealthy Iowans. Also, they have added a tax scam that will be even more devastating in the future. We saw the dismantling of workers’ rights through the ending of collective bargaining. We made for a less safe workplace by destroying the worker compensation system. For nine years running they have underfunded our K-12 education system. Our public universities are now


funded by only 30% state dollars while student tuition must cover the rest. The failed Medicaid privatization system has left our most vulnerable citizens stranded in a desert of despair and literally killed many Iowans. We passed some good legislation this year for mental health, but this would have never been necessary if Governor Branstad and the Republican Party had properly funded mental health and left a great system in place. All of the aforementioned policy falls under the category of bad solutions looking for a problem. Much of the legislation that we passed over the course of the last two years has been drafted by out-of-state entities like ALEC and prepared in the dark of the night with little to no input from the citizens of Iowa. Rather than running our state by ideology, it is time we get back to listening to the people

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of our state and restore fiscal discipline to our decision making processes. We have passed policy that will all but destroy our solar industry all while ending energy saving rebates and opening the door for higher energy costs. The policies of the republican party will lead to higher property taxes, fees and sales tax all while nearly holding harmless the wealthy corporation and individuals of the state. It is great to provide a positive atmosphere for business and industry, but when we stifle our people and our small businesses all while destroying necessary services, we weaken our society all in the name of profit. I want a government that listens to its people, provides for its most vulnerable, practices fiscal discipline, and creates a revenue system that is fair to all Iowans. Many other states have a business and industry friendly system without devastating essential services. Iowa can also do both, but we must put people before politics and profit. It is my great pleasure and humbling privilege to serve as your state representative for Iowa House District 64. Please feel free to contact me anytime by email at bruce.bearinger@legis. or by phone at 515-281-7537. Please stay safe and have a great week.

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Plan a visit to Cedar Rock this season! Make this the season to check out Cedar Rock State Park! There are plenty of special events to mark or plan a visit during regular hours to enjoy a tour. Cedar Rock is a stunning example of world renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. Lowell and Agnes Walter commissioned Wright to create their retirement home, now known as Cedar Rock. Their mid-century modern estate is situated beautifully on the banks of the Wapsipinicon River and open to visit. There is something for everyone. Whether a fan of architecture, design, engineering, art, history, nature or simply the outdoors there is something to pique one’s interest. Cedar Rock is comprised of roughly 420 acres near Independence and Quasqueton. Much of the property is open for public use. A public trail connects the park visitor center and historic house. This season, staff will offer information on Monarch Butterflies and the opportunity for guests to sow a pollinator seed bomb (while supplies last)! Cedar Rock State Park offers tours to the public May 23 to Oct. 14, Wednesday to Sunday. Tours depart hourly at 10 AM and conclude with a 3 PM tour. Make a reservation by calling the park office at 319-934-3572 or emailing cedar_rock@ For more information visit:

Independence Garden Club holds plant sale Special 2018 Cedar Rock Events are as follows: June 23: Strawberry Moon – ‘50s Bash, unwind with ‘50s inspired refreshments while exploring the estate. Enjoy yard games and Boathouse BINGO, 6:309:30 PM Sept. 29: State Parks Volunteer Day, help build pollinator seed balls to benefit Monarch and other pollinator species, 10-noon Oct. 6: Iowa Composers Forum House Concert, join the Friends of Cedar Rock for a concert with music written and played by Iowa artists. Ticketed event, 5 PM Oct. 13: An Afternoon with Frank Lloyd Wright, featuring speakers on Wright and his work, 1-4 PM Jan. 1, 2019: Iowa State Parks First Day Hike, Kick off the New Year the “Wright� way with a hike at Cedar Rock State Park! Meet at the visitor center at 1 PM.

First Presbyterian Church hosted the Independence Garden Club Plant Sale on May 12. There were homemade baked goods and yard art items to choose from as well as annual and perennial plants. Proceeds benefit club projects. (Donna Jensen Photo)

Farmers Market opens for the season

The Independence Farmers Market opened May 12 at the Wapsipinicon Mill. It was a rather cold day out for the opening, but people ventured out to see lots of fresh vegetables, homemade items, crafts, plants, baked goods, and many unusual items. The Mill was open for visitors to explore. Farmer’s Market will be open 8 AM-noon Saturdays until Oct. 13. (Donna Jensen Photo)





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