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Halloween is a treat in downtown Independence

Buchanan County

Downtown Independence was flooded with colorful, costumed kids on Halloween who trick-or-treated local businesses, danced to music provided by a DJ, and had lots of fun. Community Correspondent Donna Jensen always enjoys taking pictures of the event for THE NEWS and thanks everyone who posed for photos in their awesome costumes! We wish we had room to run them all!

General Election Results

Pictured, top left: Skyla Rosauer. Above: Brian and Elliott Sonksen, Dave Schilling, Maegan and Emelia Sonksen as “The Addams Family.” Far left: Rusty, Van, Becka Brown and Jaxx Boyce. At left: Wendy, Cael and the “Tooth,” Josh Troutman. (Donna Jensen Photos)

Christmas at the Depot lights up for the holidays For 26 years, many people have ignited their holiday cheer at Christmas at the Depot. This year, Buchanan County Tourism opened this annual fundraiser on Nov. 3 in Independence. The event is

open Saturdays and Sundays noon-6 PM, through Dec. 1 and noon-3 PM Sunday, Dec. 2. Visitors may participate in a silent auction fundraiser that benefits 2019 Depot projects.

Admission is free, although visitors are encouraged to donate cash or a non-perishable food item for the Independence Area Food Pantry. Follow Highway 150 North through Independence to find Christmas at the Depot, at the Illinois Central Railroad Depot, 1111 5th Ave. NE. Call 319-334-3439 for more information. (Donna Jensen Photos)

Colonel Higgins to speak at Veteran Memorial groundbreaking Groundbreaking for the Buchanan County Veteran’s Memorial will take place at the front of the Buchanan County Courthouse in Independence, 2 PM, Sunday, Nov. 11. Operation 11th Hour was chosen as the project’s name because the Memorial Committee had set a goal to have the project dedicate on the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I. WWI ended at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of November 1918. Story continues on page 17.

Supervisors, engineer discuss projects Buchanan County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Oct. 29 with Clayton Ohrt, Gary Gissel and Don Shonka present. A public hearing for the preliminary plat of King’s 1st Addition, Hazleton Twp. was held with Zoning Administrator Matt Even presenting information from the

Zoning Commission meeting where the commission voted 7-0 to approve the plat. The hearing closed and the supervisors also approved the preliminary plat which contains four lots. Story continues on page 5.

Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced the unofficial results from the Nov. 6 General Election. Buchanan County citizens voted as follows. (Asterisk preceding name indicates incumbent, DEM – Democratic Party, REP – Republican Party, LIB – Libertarian Party, CWPI – Clear Water Party of Iowa): United States Representative, District 1: Abby Finkenauer (DEM) 3972, *Rod Blum (REP) 4164, Troy Hageman (LIB) 306 Governor: Fred Hubbell/ Rita R. Hart (DEM) 3862, *Kim Reynolds/ Adam Gregg (REP) 4397, Jake Porter/ Lynne Gentry (LIB) 155, Gary Siegwarth/ Natalia Blaskovich (CWPI) 70 Secretary of State: Deidre DeJear (DEM) 3406, *Paul D. Pate (REP) 4723, Jules Ofenbakh (LIB) 215 State Auditor: Rob Sand (DEM) 4443 *Mary Mosiman (REP) 3639, Fred Perryman (LIB) 223 State Treasurer: *Michael L. Fitzgerald (DEM) 4623, Jeremy N. Davis (REP) 3447, Timothy Hird (LIB) 213 Secretary of Agriculture: Tim Gannon (DEM) 3748, *Mike Naig (REP) 4282, Rick Stewart (LIB) 252 Attorney General: *Tom Miller (DEM) 5828, Marco Battaglia (LIB) 1581 State Rep., 64th District: *Bruce Bearinger (DEM) 5677 State Rep., 95th District: Christian Andrews (DEM) 303, *Louis J. Zumbach (REP) 490 Buchanan Co. Supervisor (vote for two): Joe Payne (DEM) 3192, *Donald B. Shonka (DEM) 3977, *Gary Gissel (REP) 4289, Lea Rehberg (REP) 3407 County Treasurer: *Amy Wright (DEM) 5379 Eric Vance (REP) 2947 County Recorder: Michelle Mangrich (DEM) 6436 County Attorney: *Shawn Harden (DEM) 6045 Hospital Board of Trustee (vote for one): *Carmen Mescher 6221 Soil & Water Conservation District Commissioners: Tim Halligan 5749, *Robert H. Muchmore 5160 Agricultural Extension Council Members: Whitney Holt 5067, Amy Peyton 5168, *Shelley Schafer 4751, *Paul Short 5291, Cindy Waters 5087 Court Of Appeals Judges: Michael R. Mullins YES, Mary Ellen Tabor YES, Anuradha Vaitheswaran YES District Judges: Kellyann Lekar YES, David F. Staudt YES, Andrea J. Dryer YES District Associate Judges: Brook K. Jacobsen YES, Patrick Wegman YES, Jeffrey L. Harris YES

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Music therapy inspires 94-year-old hospice patient to tap dance again Cedar Valley Hospice marks National Hospice & Palliative Care month Submitted by Cedar Valley Hospice

November is National Hospice & Palliative Care month – a time to draw attention and awareness to a very special kind of care. This year’s theme follows the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) campaign, My Hospice, which aims to demonstrate what hospice means to each unique individual and family it serves. For Doreen Stirm of Independence, it means “joy,” because of her experience with Cedar Valley Hospice (CVH). With the flick of her heel and the sounds of ‘30s and ‘40s music in her ears, Doreen was dancing again. The smile on her face meant she was instantly transported back to when she was a little girl, putting on her tap shoes and letting the music move her body. Although this time she wasn’t upright, the feeling inspired giggles as her daughter’s eyes brimmed with love. “It was a wonderful gift from Cedar Valley Hospice,” said daughter and part-time caretaker Angie Reuter. “She has always loved to dance.” To help 94-year-old Doreen re-live “the magic,” CVH Music Therapist Rachel Johnson came up with the perfect plan. She took some taps she had at her home from her own daughter’s dance classes, took out the stitching and then glued the taps onto Doreen’s favorite pair of blue slippers. Of course, the living room stage wouldn’t be complete without Doreen’s old tap board she had saved from all those years ago. “It was like Christmas morning,” said Rachel. “Her eyes lit up. I don’t think she ever thought she would be able to do that again. She was so happy.” Doreen was practically born into a passion for music. Her grandfather was a singer in Washington DC, where she grew up, and her mother, Anne, played the piano ... daily. “Every morning, I would wake up to the sound of Country Gardens,” she said. “And we would sing together all the time.” It was only natural that she join a dance class. She studied tap and pointe ballet through high school. In the evenings, her mother used to take her to the theatre where they always sat in the first or second row to see the “guys play in the band.” Saturday nights were Lawrence Welk nights. “Of course, I knew all the songs for that, too,” she said grinning. It wasn’t long before she would be-

gin a whole new adventure and move to Iowa with her husband, Ralph, who just got out of the service. “Here I was a city girl and he was a farmer,” she said. “Boy did I have a lot to learn.” Before she knew it, she was helping to raise 200 chickens, bale hay, and, of course, feed Ralph and his crew of nearby farmers who helped Ralph take care of his 240 acres of soybeans and corn. “I couldn’t even cook, but thanks to Ralph’s mother, I learned how,” she added. However, she remembers fondly the first time she cooked on her own. “I had cooked a smaller meal because it was lunch time, and I didn’t have a dessert,” she chuckled. “Ralph looked at me and said, ‘Is this all we’re getting?’ I learned quickly how to make pies ... cherry became Ralph’s favorite.” Together they were the perfect team. They raised three children and farmed their land for 50 years before moving to Independence in 1998. During that time, Doreen became very involved in church, and played the organ there for 36 years. Today, as she sits in her recliner, her piano nearby with sheet music on its stand. Unfortunately, she can no longer play it. She has macular degeneration causing her to barely be able to see, and her body is slowly declining. “You’d think after all those years of playing, I would have memo-

rized at least one song, so I could play it,” she smiles shaking her head. That’s why helping her dream or “bucket list” goal become a reality was so important, said Rachel, CVH Music Therapist. “She is such an active participant in our music therapy,” added Rachel. “For music therapy, the most important thing is to meet patient goals. Her goal was to be able to tap again. When I brought her the slippers, it was such a joyful moment for her ... I think for a little bit she forgot she was 90 and dealing with her health.” Angie and her family are so grateful for all CVH has done for their mother. “They enable us to be able to care for her better,” said Angie. “Plus, she loves their company. It’s the million little things that they do which make all the difference.” Although Doreen is receiving hospice care in her home, she is still enjoying life the only way she knows how – by creating new experiences. In her lifetime, she’s been a singer, an organist, a painter, a poet, a farmer’s wife, a mother, and now, a greatgrandmother who tap dances. “As I look back, I have a lot to be thankful for. I never knew I had this long,” Doreen said. She plans to make the most of it with CVH by her side. Her next goal? She has been inspired to put together a recital like she did when she was young – tapping and singing to some of her favorite tunes. Doreen’s constant smiles continue to radiate her positivity. “Sometimes life isn’t easy, but it can be cheerful if you make it,” she added. “Every time I see the sun shine, I’m so happy for that.” Meanwhile, Doreen’s CVH team anxiously awaits her upcoming recital. “This has helped her quality of life tremendously,” said Rachel. “I’m so grateful to not only have met her, but to be a part of this journey with her.” For more information about Cedar Valley Hospice, call 800-626-2360 or visit

Pictured, top: Cedar Valley Hospice Music Therapist Rachel Johnson plays “Baby Face” while Doreen tests out the new tap slippers Rachel made. Doreen enjoys visiting with CVH volunteer Diane Dave. Doreen and Ralph Stirm were married 60 years before he passed in 2006.

McCardle-Helmrichs to wed Charlie and Cindy McCardle of Independence would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Angie McCardle to Jamie Helmrichs, the son of Shirley and the late Gary “Otis” Helmrichs of Manchester. Angie is a 2012 graduate of Independence High School. She went on to graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016 with a degree in Marketing and Criminal Justice. She also played rugby internationally with the UNI Women’s Rugby team and the Elite Midwest Thunderbirds. She works as a Human Resources Specialist for Pries Enterprises. Jamie graduated from West Delaware High School in 2009. He went on to graduate from Kirkwood Community College in 2012 with a degree in Ag Business and Swine Production. He is active with the Delaware County Pork Producers and the Iowa State Pork Tent. He works as an Environmental Health and Safety Engineer for Henderson Manufacturing. The couple plans to wed Dec. 1, 2018, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence.

Holt to celebrate 95th birthday Phyllis Holt (pictured) of Independence will celebrate her 95th birthday with friends and family 2-4 PM Nov. 18 at the Buchanan County Senior Center in Independence. Well wishers may shower her with birthday greetings by mailing cards to 502 6th Ave NE, Independence IA 50644. (Donna Jensen Photo)

First United Methodist Church to host Old Fashioned Hymn Sing Mary Schubich and Jim Brown are celebrating 20 years of making music at First United Methodist Church in Independence with an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing at 6:30 PM Friday, Nov. 9. To share their appreciation of love and support over the last 20 years, everyone is welcome to attend and sing favorite hymns and share in cake, ice cream and punch afterward.


List your non-profit organization’s events! Call 319-935-3027, Email: Mail: PO Box 9, Winthrop IA 50682. Drop off at: 225 W. Madison, Winthrop First Monday of month – Buchanan Co. Homeless Council meeting, noon, St. James Episcopal, Independence. First Monday of the month – Winthrop Library Book Club, 6:30 PM. First Thursday of month – Grief support group, 10 AM, Cedar Valley Hospice, 801 1st St. E, Independence. No cost, open to public. Info: Kassidi Poots, 319-3346960 or toll free, 888-273-8957. First Thursday of the month – Lamont Library Book Club meeting, 6 PM. Second and Fourth Tuesday – Independence Eagles club meeting, 7 PM, First Baptist Church. On the 4th Saturday of the month members assist with Northeast Iowa Food Bank. All are welcome. Info: Donald Mumm, 319-334-3888. Second Thursday of month – VFW Bechter/Boies Post 2440 meeting, 6 PM social, dinner, 7 PM meeting, VFW Club Post, 128 3rd Ave. NE, Independence. Third Monday of each month (except July & December) – Buchanan County Democrats meet at Pizza Ranch, 5:30 PM meal, 6 PM meeting, everyone welcome! Third Monday of the month – Winthrop C & C Meetings, 6:30 PM, Winthrop City Hall. Everyone invited. Third Tuesday of month – Sheehan Tidball Post 30 American Legion monthly meeting, 7 PM, Independence. Third Thursday of month – Foto Friends, 7 PM, Prairie Hills Senior Living, Independence. Dues-free, just for fun, open to those interested in photography, 319-334-3773. Last Thursday of month – Buchanan Co. Republicans meet, 7 PM, Pizza Ranch, 6 PM supper. Mondays, 7 PM – Winthrop Alcoholics Anonymous, Fellowship Hall, W. Madison St., Winthrop, 319-6104849 for help with an alcohol problem. Wednesdays, 1 PM – Quilt Club, Homestyle Café, Brandon. All quilters welcome. Wednesdays, 7-8 PM – Al Anon Meeting, St. James Episcopal Church, Independence, in kitchen area. Thursdays – Rhyme Time, 9:30 AM; Movin’ & Groovin,’ 9:50; Story Time, 10:10; Independence Library. Rhyme Time: babies to age two and caregivers; Movin’ & Groovin’: babies and toddlers, Story Time ages 2-5. 319-334-2470 Fridays, Noon-1 PM – Hot Dog Meal, St. James, 202 2nd Ave. NE, Independence. Free hot dog with all the trimmings, plus casseroles, salads and desserts. Aurora Historical Society Building, open to public by appointment, 319-634-3339, 319-634-3396, or 319-634-3834.

What is going on in YOUR family? We are happy to print, FREE OF CHARGE, announcements such as weddings, engagements, births, anniversaries, and business promotions in The News. There is a $20 charge for items that are an invitation to an event (such as an open house) and personal greetings (ex: Happy Birthday Dad from your kids). Items that thank individuals, businesses and groups are printed in the Classifieds and Thank-You section, prepaid at stated rate. Regular deadline for all items 10 AM Mondays. Due to space limits, it is best to submit early! PHOTOS: Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope in which to return your photos – otherwise, we will keep them at the office (for up to one year) for pick-up. Email photos and news items to: OR mail to PO Box 9, 225 Madison, Winthrop IA 50682.

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Through Dec. 2, Christmas at the Depot. Illinois Central Railroad Depot. Hwy. 150 N., Independence. Noon6 PM Saturdays & Sundays; last day Dec. 2, ends at 3 PM with all holiday items going to highest bidder. Small decorated table-top trees and specialty items, sold at silent auction. All 11 towns in Buchanan County donate Christmas items. Info: 319-334-3439. Nov. 9 – Canvas Painting for patrons age 6-12 (younger with parents, only), 2-4 PM, Winthrop Library. Nov. 10 – Soup Supper to honor Veterans, 5 PM, American Legion, 205 2nd St. NE, Independence. Variety of soups. Free for all veterans and $5 for all others. Nov. 11 & Dec. 9 – Aurora Legion & Auxiliary Sunday Breakfast, 8 AM-noon, all-you-can-eat pancakes, biscuits & gravy, sausage, ham, scrambled eggs. Adults $8, 5-8 years $4, preschool free. Nov. 12 – Timber! 6:30 PM, Oakview Independent Living, Independence. Independence Area Women’s Connection meeting with presentations by Wieland & Sons Lumber, Co. and Sue Bader (“Dream, Dream On!”). $10/Tailgate Party meal. Reservations/cancellations by 10 AM Nov. 8; call Sue Doan, 319-361-9445. Nov. 12 – Closed for Veteran’s Day, Winthrop Library. Nov. 13 – Estate and Transition Planning: Top 10 Decisions You Need to Make, 5:30-7 PM, Heartland Acres Event Center, Independence. Buchanan County Women, Land, and Legacy chapter to host program on basic wills, power of attorney, health care directives, how to build a team of professionals, more. Register: wll.buchanan. or 319-334-7161. Nov. 13 – Preston Moore of Humane Society at Otter Creek Animal Shelter, 400 Main St. N., Hazleton. 6 PM. He will talk about federal, state and local initiatives, answer questions, and lead a discussion on local concerns. Everyone welcome. Nov. 14 – Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court #495, St. John Church, Independence and Patrick’s, Winthrop, will meet for a dinner meeting, 6 PM, Bill’s in Independence. Speaker Father Lloyd Odekirk on 2008 raid of Agriprocessors, a Postville meatpacking plant, by federal immigration authorities. He was pastor of St. Bridget’s church in Postville at the time and spearheaded help for the workers after the raid. Nov. 14, 21, & 28 – Lamont Common Grounds Wednesday specials. Nov. 14 Turkey & dressing, Nov. 21 Grilled steak, Nov. 28 Roast beef. Established in 1998, the nonprofit coffee shop is operated solely by volunteers; 6 AM-2 PM Monday-Friday, 6-10 AM Saturdays. Serving rolls mornings, soup and sandwiches at lunch. Carry-outs available, 563-924-2361. Nov. 15 – Quasqueton American Legion Auxiliary Thanksgiving Dinner, 5-7 PM, American Legion Hall. Nov. 16 – Buchanan Co. Health Trust Dinner & Auction, 6:30 PM, Heartland Acres Event Center, Independence. 21st Annual Celebration. Live and silent auction, live music, dinner and dessert. Tickets:$55/plate. Info: 319-332-0905, Nov. 17 – St. John’s PTO Fall & Christmas Bazaar, 8 AM-1 PM, St. John School Multi-Purpose Room (park in 3rd Street parking lot). Crafts, homemade cookies/candies, silent auction, raffles, breakfast and lunch available. Nov. 17 – Mobile Food Pantry, 9:30-11 AM or until food runs out, West Elementary, Independence. 9:30-11 AM Brandon Community Center. 10-11:30 AM Grace United Methodist Church, Lamont. ID required to sign in. Bring bags/boxes to pack food. Patrons can only attend one mobile food pantry per month. Vicki Samec, 319-327-0542.

Nov. 19 – Art Makeover, 6 PM, Winthrop Library. Only for patrons age 12 or older. Nov. 20 – Game Day (no computer games), 2-4 PM, Winthrop Library. Nov. 20 – Elected Officials Luncheon, 11:45 AM, Fireside Pub, Manchester. Learn about priorities and voice your thoughts to representatives. $14 per person, RSVP by emailing Nov. 22-25 – Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend, Winthrop Library. Nov. 26 – Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 AM-4 PM, East Buchanan High School. Nov. 27 – Independence Garden Club meeting, 11:30 AM, Lexington Estates, Independence. Arla Senko will lead members in creating Fall/Thanksgiving designs with residents after the meal. Everyone welcome. Meal reservation: Nancy Weber, 319-827-1449 by Nov. 20. Nov. 30 – Independence Jingle on Main, 5-8 PM. Family fun events with live music, activities, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Holiday Farmers Market, and much more! Dec. 1 – Holiday Cookie Walk, 10 AM-noon, First United Presbyterian Church, Independence. Sponsored by Buchanan Co. Historical Society Dec. 6 – Manchester Window Walk and Static Christmas Parade, 6-7:30 PM. Lots of family friendly activities, downtown. Dec. 7 – Ho! Ho! Holiday Fun with Santa, 5-6:30 PM, Independence Library. Families enjoy crafts, snacks, and visit with Santa, free. Info: 319-334-2470. Dec. 7-8 – Brandon Christmas Festival. Hay rides, free kettle popcorn, cocoa, cookies, entertainment, Santa Claus. Info: 319-474-2387 or 474-2166, www.bacciowa. com Dec. 8 – Kid’s Christmas Shopping & Santa, 1-4 PM, Legion Hall, Hazleton. Dec. 8 – Lee Mansion Open House, 4-7 PM, Independence, 319-334-4616 Dec. 11 – BCHC Blood Drive, noon-5:30 PM, Wellness Center Studio A & B, Buchanan Co. Health Center. RSVP at and walk-ins are welcome.

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Alice E. Nelson

Independence – Alice E. Nelson, 93 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, November 5, 2018, at Lexington Estate in Independence. She was born in Taylor Ridge, Illinois, on October 9, 1925, the daughter of Albert and Janette (Vande Voorde) Geereart. She attended the Fayette County country schools. On June 15, 1946, she and Max Nelson were married. Mrs. Nelson farmed in Buchanan County, Iowa. She was always concerned for the wellbeing of her hogs, cattle, and chickens. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Independence. Her garden of vegetables and flowers was very important to her. She enjoyed wintering in Texas and Florida, traveling, and doing crafts. Mrs. Nelson is survived by 3 grandchildren: Nichole, Cory, and Derek; and her special friends Shelly and John Bagge, and Brenda and Rick Greiner, all of Independence. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Lee D. Nelson; and a sister, Lorraine Stempfle. Funeral Services 11 AM on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Pastor Lance Fricke officiating. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Visitation for one hour before services on Thursday. On line condolences may be left at

Robert William Breitsprecher

Independence – Robert William Breitsprecher, 87, Independence, died Nov. 2, 2018, in Waterloo. He was born May 26, 1931, in Postville, the son of William Henry and Vivian Amanda (Peyer) Breitsprecher. On May 22, 1956, he married Eileen Marie Riehle in Bluffton. He is survived by his wife, children: Marcia (David) Sproul, Jesup; Judy (Kenny) Estling, Dale Breitsrpecher, Mark Breitsprecher, and Wayne (Betty) Breitsprecher, all of Independence; Dean (Kendra) Breitsprecher, Dayton; and Sherry (John) Osborne, Grinnell; plus 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and a brother, Miles Breitsprecher, Mabel MN. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Vivian Breitsprecher; a sister Joyce Baker; and a brother Jerry Breitsprecher. Mass of Christian Burial, noon Nov. 9, St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence; burial at a later date. Celebration of Life immediately following the services at Henderson Event Center; Military Memorial Service 1:30 PM.

Buchanan Co. Senior Center Menu

Meal sites: Buchanan Co. Senior Center (MondayFriday), 400 5th Ave. NE, Independence. Lamont (Thursdays), Lamont Community Building, 644 Bush Street, 563-924-2237 for reservations. Home delivered meals are also available to county residents; call 1-866-468-7887. Call 319-334-7011 by 1 PM the business day before planning to attend. No additions or cancellations will be accepted the day meal is served. Bread/margarine and milk served with most meals Nov. 9: Turkey Breast, Turkey Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli, Fruited Gelatin Nov. 12: Chicken Alfredo, Penne Pasta, Broccoli, Breadstick, Hot Sliced Peaches Nov. 13: Beef Spaghetti Casserole, Italian Vegetable Blend, Hot Cinnamon Applesauce Nov. 14: Roast Beef, Brown Gravy, Mashed Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Birthday Cake Nov. 15: Baked Chicken Breast, Lemon Herb Sauce, Red Potatoes, Green Peas, Fresh Seasonal Fruit


SHIIP counselors ready to assist Iowans as Medicare open enrollment is underway

Open enrollment is underway for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and the Iowa Insurance Division’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is available to offer free, unbiased and confidential assistance to Iowans. “Iowans have nine new Part D drug plans available to them in 2019 and many new Medicare Advantage options,” said Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen. “Medicare can be very confusing, and I encourage any Iowans eligible for Medicare as well as caregivers to reach out to our SHIIP team for assistance before the open enrollment window closes.” Iowans may make changes to their Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan during open enrollment through Dec. 7, 2018. Iowans that miss the open enrollment deadline most likely would have to wait a full year before making changes to their plan. “We are seeing a high percentage of the people saving money by changing plans for 2019,” SHIIP Director Kris Gross added. “Last year SHIIP helped Iowans save over $26 million by comparing Medicare Part D plans for Iowans and we expect that number to be even higher this year.” SHIIP is reminding Iowans to do three important things during Medicare open enrollment:

• Review your plan notice. Read any Medicare plan notices about changes for next year – especially the “Annual Notice of Change” letter. Review the plan’s information to make sure your prescriptions are still covered, and medical providers and pharmacy are still in network. • Think about what matters most. Medicare health and drug plans change each year and so can health needs. Does the current plan best meet your needs? • Shop for plans that meet your needs and fit your budget. Compare plans even if satisfied with your current plan. The coverage and costs for plans can change from year to year. SHIIP has counselors all around the state that can assist with comparing plans. Call 1-800-351- 4664 (TTY 800735-2942) to get help near you. SHIIP is a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP counselors review all plans offered and do not promote any particular plan or company. According to local SHIIP counselor Don Mumm, “Anyone with Diabetes who has Aetna for a prescription drug plan, please make an appointment by calling 319334-7011. They will not cover your Lantus next year!”

Black Hawk Co. Gaming Association grant application deadline announced Black Hawk County Gaming Association seeks Letters of Intent for grant proposals from qualified 501c3 organizations and municipalities in Buchanan, Butler, Bremer, Chickasaw, Grundy and Tama counties for 2019 awards. The deadline for the Letter of Intent submission is Jan. 15. If the project meets eligibility guidelines, an invitation to submit a full grant application will be requested. Funding award decisions will be made in the last part of May. Board of Directors voted at the Oct.

15 meeting to accept funding requests for the six counties once each year. Projects from the six counties must first apply to their local county community foundation to be eligible for consideration. The nonprofit BHCGA, which holds the state gaming license for the Isle Casino and Hotel at Waterloo receives 5.75% of the casino’s adjusted gross receipts and disburses grants for property tax relief, capital projects and charitable donations. Communities or 501(c)(3) Non-

BCHC audit filed

According to EideBailly CPAs & Business Advisors, the audited financial statements of People’s Memorial Hospital, dba Buchanan County Health Center, for the year ended June 30, 2018, have been filed with the health center and the Buchanan County Auditor. The audited financial statements will be filed with the State Auditor in the near future.

profit organizations with a focus on these areas are encouraged to contact the office and discuss funding ideas. Categories for funding include: Parks and Recreation/Sports Related, Public Safety, Libraries, Museums and the Arts, Human Service organizations (including education). Funding guidelines and online forms for submission are available on the association’s website at www. Prior to submitting a Letter of Intent, contact Executive Director Beth Knipp at 319-433-1153.

The Buchanan County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

Buchanan Co. Sheriff’s Office report for Oct. 28-Nov. 3 Oct. 28 - at approximately 2:30 AM, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Luke David Lawless, 19, and Hunter Alan Crawford, 19, both of Independence, in the 200 block Second Street N, Winthrop. Lawless and Crawford were each charged with Public Intoxication (simple misdemeanor) and Possession of Alcohol Under Age (simple misdemeanor). Oct. 28 - at approximately 4:35 AM, deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on 170th Street near Hwy 150. According to the investigation, a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer operated by Troy Tarpy of Independence was traveling east on 170th Street when Tarpy lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the south ditch and rolled, coming to rest on its wheels. Tarpy and three passengers in the vehicle were all transported to Buchanan County Health Center in Independence with minor injuries. Tarpy was later cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was as-

sisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, Independence Fire Department and Area Ambulance Service. Oct. 29 - at approximately 8:40 PM, deputies arrested Nicole Valene Long, 38, of Center Point, on active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation Failure to Appear. Long was transported to and held at the Buchanan County Jail. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office assisted in this arrest. Oct. 30 - at approximately 12:30 PM, deputies arrested Matthew Michael McClusky, 38, of Independence, on active arrest warrants out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. Oct. 31 - at approximately 12:40 AM, deputies arrested Christopher Robert Clar, 44, of Quasqueton, following a traffic stop in the 700 block E Walnut Street, Quasqueton. Clar was charged with second offense Operating While Intoxicated (aggravated misdemeanor). Oct. 31 - at approximately 3:15 AM, depu-

ties arrested Joshua Michael Bailey, 26, of Brandon, in the 200 block Main Street, Brandon. Bailey was charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious misdemeanor) and Violation of Protection Order (simple misdemeanor). Nov. 1 - at approximately 7:15 AM, deputies arrested Dereak Chance Higdon, 27, of Independence, on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. Nov. 1 - at approximately 9:30 AM, deputies arrested Michaela Ann Graves, 57, of Independence, on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. Nov. 3 - at approximately 12:05 PM, deputies arrested Alyssa Lynn Varner, 23, of Brandon, in the 200 block Main Street, Brandon. Varner was charged with Violation of Protection Order.


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School board meets about cement work By Christine Dale, Assistant Editor

The East Buchanan School Board held a brief meeting on Oct. 31 to discuss pouring additional cement as part of the construction project, as well as pouring a base for the greenhouse. Superintendent Dan Fox explained the administration’s concern about a gap between the paved area by the new industrial arts building and the delivery entrance to the kitchen. If the kitchen access was left unpaved,

it would require frequent seal coating and maintenance, and the edge of the paved area would be prone to cracking and chipping. After discussion, the board approved a bid of $31,286 to extend the cement work to the kitchen delivery access. Now that the student parking area west of the high school is finished, the board approved filling in a sloped area adjacent to the parking lot and pouring cement for a greenhouse. Al-

though the possibility of having area farmers filling in the area was briefly discussed, board member Aaron Cook said it was a bad time of year for farmers to work on the project, and compacting it properly would be an issue. The board approved spending approximately $29,000 on fill and cement work, with the possibility of rotating the orientation of the greenhouse 90 degrees if that helped manage the cost of the project.

Smokers are encouraged to make a plan to quit during Great American Smokeout® The 43rd Annual Great American Smokeout® is November 15 BCHC is encouraging patients, employees and community members to commit or recommit to healthy, smokefree lives by participating in the American Cancer Society’s 43rd Great American Smokeout® event Nov. 15. “The most important thing smokers can do to improve their health is to quit smoking cigarettes and other forms of combustible tobacco,” said Tomas Gilbert. “We are showing our support for people who take those first steps toward making a plan to quit.” Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, accounting for 29% of all cancer deaths. In fact, smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, HIV, guns, and illegal drugs combined. Smoking not only causes cancer. It damages nearly every organ in the body, including the lungs, heart, blood vessels, reproductive organs, mouth, skin, eyes, and bones. Addiction to nicotine in cigarettes is one of the strongest and most deadly addictions one can have. While cigarette

smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in 1965 to 15.5% in 2016), about 37.8 million Americans smoke cigarettes. Each year, approximately 20 million American smokers try to quit, representing more than half of the 37.8 million smokers in the U.S. Only about 1.4 million (7%) succeed. An even greater percentage of smokers (68%) report being interested in quitting. BCHC is partnering with the American Cancer Society, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide support as people make their plan to quit. More information is available at or by calling 1-800-227-2345. BCHC wants to help the people in our community to be healthy and happy, “During this year’s Great American Smokeout® event, we hope everyone will join us – and encourage their friends, and encourage their friends, family and colleagues to join us – in committing or recommitting to year-around, smoke-free lives.”

BCHC partners with Especially for You Race & Fund

Buchanan County Health Center announces its newest partnership with the Especially for You® (EFY) Fund. The EFY Fund provides assistance to area individuals seeking preventative breast and gynecological cancer screenings, diagnostic exams and procedures, and more. The EFY Fund and EFY Race Against Breast Cancer were founded by Mercy Medical Center and General Mills in 1991 in memory of Sandy Knight, a General Mills employee who lost her fight against breast cancer. Sandy’s dream was to establish a race to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, screenings, and education. Since its establishment, the EFY Fund includes support of early detection and prevention of breast cancer, and assists with other female-specific cancers including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vulvar, and vaginal cancers. The 28th Annual EFY Race Against Breast Cancer was held Oct. 7 and raised over $452,000 for the EFY Fund alone. Because of BCHC’s partnership with the EFY Fund, many of its women’s health services including 2D and 3D mammography, breast and endometrial biopsies, diagnostic exams, and doctor’s office visits for cancer screenings and annual office visits may be eligible for financial assistance for those who qualify. Patients may access the fund by applying for assistance online at, by picking up an application at BCHC, or by calling the EFY office at 319-221-8889 to request an application via email. For more information about the Especially for You® Race Against Breast Cancer and Fund, visit

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Winthrop C & C holds fall meetings Members of the Winthrop C & C Club resumed monthly meetings on Sept. 17 following a summer hiatus. Denny and Mary Donlea, Dave Sproull attended the meeting to discuss the final report for the new multisport court. They have received a lot of positive feedback and noted it is getting a lot of use. They are planning to hold a pickle ball event at the 2019 Winthrop Days. The club also discussed possible changes to the annual toy give-away during Santa’s visit, along with other options to better “give back” to the community. Winthrop Days was also discussed. Members felt there was a good turn-

out despite the weather and liked the set-up for the inflatables. Improvements suggested included restructure the Brew Zone and promote it more, changing the sign-up for parade entries, more fundraising and having music in the park. At the club’s next meeting on Oct. 15, they approved a $75 rental fee plus a $75 deposit for the barrel train in response to increased rental interest. Ann Slattery shared that there was a good crowd for the Historical Center at Winthrop Days. A 7-phase plan to update the building and repair the sidewalks has been created. January fundraising event sugges- tions included a party bus trip and a winter carnival. It was also proposed that the vice president’s responsibilities include overseeing social media posts and updates. The club approved Santa’s visit for 9-11 AM Saturday, Dec. 15. Children will receive a cookie and juice, plus a picture with Santa, and donations will be taken for an adoptive family in lieu of presents. Donations to the organizations that volunteered to help with Winthrop Days, including FFA, East Buchanan Student Council, the Buffalo Bells 4-H Club, and the Winthrop Fire Department, were approved.

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The board discussed the information received from the county’s insurance carrier regarding hunting on county owned pasture. The board voted to remove the nohunting restriction on the lease agreement and add hunting by permission of the tenant. County Engineer Brian Keierleber presented the final cost for the Hazleton C-57 project as follows: the City of Hazleton’s portion totals $986,805 and the county’s portion $559,770. The county auditor will

notify the City of Hazleton of the final cost with repayment to the county over 10 years. No official action was taken by the board. Keierleber presented funding agreements and plans for a paved shoulder project on Hwy. D22 from Golf Course Blvd. to Frost Ave. After discussion, supervisors approved the Highway Safety Improvement Program funding agreement with the Iowa Dept. of Transportation, at a preliminary cost of $512,000. After further

discussion, they approved plans for P.C.C. shoulder paving on Hwy. D-22 from Frost Ave. East 3.03 miles to Golf Course Blvd Plans for a bridge replacement were also presented by Keierleber. After discussion, the board approved plans for a continuous concrete slab bridge on Hwy. D16, Isaac Ave. (Cameron’s Bridge). The board of supervisors also approved: - claims for payment in the amount of $201,615.68. - correction to claims amount in the

Oct.1, 2018, minutes in the amount of $402,453.74. - resignation of Dean Briggs, secondary road department, effective Oct. 28. -placed on file manure management plan updates: L & S Monaghan Farms, Inc., Sec. 36 in Middlefield Twp. and Summit Pork 1 LLP, facility Buffalo 25, Sec. 25 Buffalo Twp. - agreement between Buchanan County and Siteimprove for website monitoring services.

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National Veterans Day Ceremony The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11 AM with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Colonel Higgins to speak at Veterans Memorial Groundbreaking Groundbreaking for the Buchanan County Veteran’s Memorial will take place at the front of the Court House in Independence, 2:00, Sunday, November 11. Operation 11th Hour was chosen as the project’s name because the Memorial Committee had set a goal to have the project dedicate on the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I. WW I ended at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of November 1918.

Soup Supper in honor of Veterans A Soup Supper in honor of our Veterans will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 beginning at 5 PM. The supper will be held at the American Legion, 205 2nd St. NE, Independence. The menu includes a variety of soups. This event is free for all Veterans and $5 for all others. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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The VA Mission Statement: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. “Veterans Day, is the day when all across America, in gatherings large and small, we pause to remember those who served and did come home. For a century, since the guns of the First World War fell silent, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the American people have observed this day, first as Armistice Day and now as Veterans Day. And I thank you all who are here and all that are gathered around this nation for continuing this great tradition.” - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence



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VA amends regulations on VA pension and other needs-based programs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently amended its regulations governing entitlements to VA pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, which are need-based programs. “The amended regulations bring consistency to the pension process and ensure benefits are available for Veterans and survivors with financial need,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “They will help maintain the integrity of and provide clarity to our needs-based pension program.” VA’s pension program provides monthly benefit payments to eligible wartime Veterans and their survivors with financial need. The pension regulations, which were updated Oct. 18, cover the following: Establish a clear net-worth limit for income and assets for Veterans to qualify for pension, Establish a 36-month look-back period to review asset transfers at less than fair market value that reduce net worth and create pension entitlement, Establish up to a five-year penalty period to be calculated based on the portion of the covered assets that would have made net worth excessive, and Updates medical expense definitions for consistency with VA internal guidelines. The changes are intended to ensure VA only pays benefits to those Veterans with a genuine need. For more information on VA’s pension program, visit

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Evolution of the United States Flag

No one knows with absolute certainty who designed the first stars and stripes or who made it. Congressman Francis Hopkinson seems most likely to have designed it, and few historians believe that Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, made the first one. Until the Executive Order of June 24, 1912, neither the order of the stars nor the proportions of the flag was prescribed. Consequently, flags dating before this period sometimes show unusual arrangements of the stars and odd proportions, these features being left to the discretion of the flag maker. In general, however, straight rows of stars and proportions similar to those later adopted officially were used. The principal acts affecting the flag of the United States are the following: On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." Act of January 13, 1794 - provided for 15 stripes and 15 stars after May 1795. Act of April 4, 1818 - provided for 13 stripes and one star for each state, to be added to the flag on the 4th of July following the admission of each new state, signed by President Monroe. Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, 1912 - established proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward. Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically. Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated August 21, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine rows of stars staggered horizon tally and eleven rows of stars staggered vertically.

Flying the Flag at Half-Staff

The pertinent section of the Flag Code says, “by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law. In the event of the death a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the Governor of that state, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff.” The code also includes other related details including the specific length of time during which the flag should be displayed at half-staff, in the event of the death of a “principal figure”(e.g., 30 days for the death of a sitting or former President, 10 days for the death of a sitting Vice-President,etc.).

Honoring Our Heroes in Uniform We pause to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces. We salute all those who have served in our military past and present. Their selfless dedication reminds us that freedom is not free, and we will never forget their courage and extraordinary contribution to our country. In-Home Service! We Deliver!

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VA sustains high customer satisfaction in burial and memorial services for Veterans and families The results of a recent VA customer survey indicates Veterans and their families continue to experience high customer satisfaction in burial and memorial services for Veterans and families from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA). NCA’s annual survey to Veterans, families and funeral directors, which was released at the end of September and covers fiscal year 2018, revealed the following: The administration scored in the high 90th percentile in customer service and cemetery appearance, with 98.2 percent of all respondents saying they were satisfied with their experience at the national cemetery; 98.7 percent of respondents noted they would recommend VA national cemeteries to Veteran families during their time of need; and 99 percent of respondents said the appearance of their VA national cemetery was excellent. “National Cemetery Administration staff continue to provide world-class burial and memorial services at VA cemeteries, delivering, earning and sustaining the trust of Veterans and families,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “The employees’ commitment to excellence in customer service results in an experience that is consistently positive for Veterans and their families in terms of ease, effectiveness and emotional resonance.” NCA has a well-established culture of customer service, and has ranked first in customer satisfaction among the nation’s top corporations and federal agencies in an independent survey conducted by the CFI Group six consecutive times, most recently in 2016. VA continues to pride itself on hiring Veterans and attributes its high satisfaction scores to having 76.7 percent 1146 N Franklin • Manchester • 563-927-6046 of NCA employees being Veterans themselves. VA operates 136 national cemeteries and 33 soldiers’ November 8, 9 & 10th lots and monument sites in 40 states and Puerto Rico. More than 4 million Americans, including Veterans of every war and conflict, are buried in VA’s national cemeteries. VA also provides funding to establish, expand, im1,000’s of prove and maintain 111 Veterans cemeteries in 48 states, tribal trust lands and U.S. territories, including Guam and Saipan. For Veterans not buried in a VA national cemetery, VA provides headstones, markers or medallions to comOrnaments on select Racks memorate their service. In 2017, VA honored more than Lots of Christmas Decor 361,892 Veterans and their loved ones with memorial Many styles of Christmas Trees benefits in national, state, tribal and private cemeteries.


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This famous name “Old Glory!” was coined by Captain William Driver, a shipmaster of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1831. As he was leaving on one of his many voyages aboard the brig CHARLES DOGGETT - and this one would climax with the rescue of the mutineers of the BOUNTY - some friends presented him with a beautiful flag of twenty four stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze for the first time, he exclaimed “Old Glory!” He retired to Nashville in 1837, taking his treasured flag from his sea days with him. By the time the Civil War erupted, most everyone in and around Nashville recognized Captain Driver’s “Old Glory.” When Tennessee seceded from the Union, Rebels were determined to destroy his flag, but repeated searches revealed no trace of the hated banner. Then on February 25, 1862, Union forces captured Nashville and raised the American flag over the capital. It was a rather small ensign and immediately folks began asking Captain Driver if “Old Glory” still existed. Happy to have soldiers with him this time, Captain Driver went home and began ripping at the seams of his bedcover. As the stitches holding the quilt-top to the batting unraveled, the onlookers peered inside and saw the 24-starred original “Old Glory”! Captain Driver gently gathered up the flag and returned with the soldiers to the capitol. Though he was sixty years old, the Captain climbed up to the tower to replace the smaller banner with his beloved flag. The Sixth Ohio Regiment cheered and saluted - and later adopted the nickname “Old Glory” as their own, telling and re-telling the story of Captain Driver’s devotion to the flag we honor yet today. Captain Driver’s grave is located in the old Nashville City Cemetery, and is one of three (3) places authorized by act of Congress where the Flag of the United States may be flown 24 hours a day.

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Q&A: Veterans History Project With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What is the Veterans History Project? A: Congress passed legislation in 2000 to launch the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. The project engages the American public to recognize and document the heroism, bravery and patriotism of the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during periods of war to defend and preserve our freedoms and way life. The Library of Congress accepts audio-and-video recorded oral history interviews of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through present day conflicts. The project to date has collected oral histories from veterans in all 50 states and U.S. territories. For those veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, Congress expanded the project in 2016 to include oral histories provided by Gold Star Families, as told by a parent, spouse, sibling or child (minimum age of 18) of service members who died as a result of their wartime service. Military service during times of war reflects a noble call to duty, patriotism and sacrifice. When the Veterans History Project was signed into law on Oct. 27, 2000, the Department of Veterans Affairs reported nearly 19 million war veterans lived in the United States. At that time, about 3,400 living veterans served in World War I and six million from World War II. And of those, nearly 1,500 were dying per day. Congress recognized that a sacred link to our nation’s history and heritage would slip into silence unless America did something to give voice to the realities of war, service and sacrifice from our veterans. Their stories merit the nation’s regard and recognition. The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and offers the most comprehensive, curated archives of recorded human history. Cataloguing and collecting the unfiltered personal stories of America’s war heroes provides powerful testimony of sacrifice, human suffering, heroism, patriotism, courage and character to hand down from one generation to the next. The Veterans History Project offers citizens in local communities across the United States to help make sure the stories of their local hometown

heroes are archived in the annals of American history. From “the boys of Pointe du Hoc” who scaled the cliffs on the beaches of Normandy, to the GI’s who swung machetes day and night to clear swaths of jungle during the Vietnam War, to the men and women who served in the desert sands of the Persian Gulf, the love and loyalty for one’s country merged with basic instincts of survival, service and sacrifice. These untold stories of heroism carried out on the front lines of war need to be heard and preserved. Generations of wartime heroes gave life and limb to preserve peace and prosperity. They fought for the common good of humanity – freedom and liberty – by fighting against the common enemy of humanity -- tyranny and terrorism. I encourage volunteers across Iowa to consider participating in this opportunity. Scouting troops, veterans service organizations, civic clubs, professional associations, schools (students age 15 and older and educators), retirement communities, church groups, neighbors and family members are eligible to conduct interviews of veterans for this national effort. Q: How can Iowans contribute to the Veterans History Project? A: The Library of Congress Folklife Center provides a convenient, online field kit to get started at pdf. Printed versions are available by emailing or calling (888)371-5848. Stories for the Veterans History Project may be told with an unedited audio or video recording of oral interviews with the veteran; collecting original war time correspondence and military documents, such as letters, postcards and personal diaries; as well as providing visual materials, including maps, photographs, drawings and scrapbooks. The collections provide a legacy of memories for family members and future generations and remind all Americans about the debt of gratitude we owe our heroes in uniform. Thanks to the patriotic service and immeasurable sacrifice of our nation’s wartime veterans, Americans will live in peace and prosperity for generations to come in the land of the free and home of the brave.

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Army Regulation 670-1, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia,” updated most recently September 5, 2003, addresses explicitly the proper and lawful placement of the U.S. flag patch on the Army uniform. The regulation states that when authorized for application to the proper uniform the American flag patch is to be worn, right or left shoulder, so that “the star field faces forward, or to the flag’s own right. When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observer’s right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward. The appropriate replica for the right shoulder sleeve is identified as the ‘reverse side flag’.”

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On Veterans Day, we salute generations of soldiers who fought for our country’s freedom and ideals. These brave men and women left their families to fight for our country, so that their children and grandchildren could grow up in a safe democracy. Whether they fought in World War II, Korea,Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or any conflict in our nation’s history, they’ve all shown an admirable patriotic devotion to this country, its people and its values, and we as a people salute them. Please join us in honoring our veterans, and consider lending your support to a veterans’service organization.

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Buchanan County Board of Supervisors - October 29, 2018 The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018 with Clayton Ohrt, Chairman in the Chair, Gary Gissel and Don Shonka present. Absent, none. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Shonka second by Gissel to approve the minutes of the October 22nd meeting as presented. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Gissel second by Shonka to approve claims filed with the County Auditor for payment in the amount of $201,615.68. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Shonka second by Gissel to approve the correction to the claims amount in the October 1, 2018 minutes in the amount of $402,453.74. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Gissel second by Shonka to accept the resignation of Dean Briggs, utility man for the secondary road department effective October 28, 2018. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Shonka second by Gissel to place on file the following manure management plan updates: L & S Monaghan Farms, Inc., Sec. 36 in Middlefield Twp. and Summit Pork 1 LLP, facility Buffalo 25, Sec. 25 Buffalo Twp. All in favor, motion carried. At 9:05 a.m. the public hearing for the preliminary plat of King’s 1st Addition, Hazleton Twp. was called to order with the following present: Jon King, Kyle Helland, Lea Rehberg, John Klotzbach, Joe Payne and Matt Even, Zoning Administrator. Administrator Even presented the information from the Zoning Commission meeting with the commission voting 7-0 to approve the preliminary plat. After discussion, motion by Gissel second by Shonka to close the public hearing at 9:12 a.m. All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Gissel second by Shonka to approve the following resolution. On roll call all voted aye thereon. Motion carried. RESOLUTION 18-85 WHEREAS, a preliminary plat of King’s 1st Addition to Buchanan County, Iowa, containing four (4) lots has been filed with the County Auditor, and after consideration, the same is found to be correct and in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Iowa and the ordinance of Buchanan County, Iowa, in relation to platting and the subdivision of land. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Buchanan County, Iowa, the preliminary plat of, King’s 1st Addition to Buchanan County, Iowa, be approved, and the same is hereby acknowledged on the part of Buchanan County, Iowa. Passed this 29th day of October 2018. The Board discussed the information received from the county’s insurance carrier regarding hunting on county owned pasture. After discussion, motion by Gissel second by Shonka to remove the no hunting restriction on the lease agreement and add hunting by permission of the tenant. All in favor, motion carried. County Auditor, Cindy Gosse presented an agreement between Buchanan County and Siteimprove for website monitoring services. After discussion, motion by Gissel second by Shonka to approve the agreement with Siteimprove. All in favor, motion carried. Auditor Gosse presented information to the Board on new software that allows the county to track expenses on projects. No official action was taken by the Board. County Engineer, Brian Keierleber presented the final cost for the Hazleton C-57 project as follows: the City of Hazleton’s portion totals $986,805 and the county’s portion $559,770. The county auditor will notify the City of Hazleton of the final cost with repayment to the county over 10 years. No official action was taken by the Board. Auditor Gosse presented information from the Department of Management regarding interest rates for county projects. It was agreed that future projects for cities within Buchanan County will be charged the treasury rate set at the time the 28E agreement is approved. No official action was taken by the Board. Engineer Keierleber presented funding agreements and plans for the paved shoulder project on Hwy. D22 from Golf Course Blvd. to Frost Ave. After discussion, motion by Shonka second by Gissel to approve the Highway Safety Improvement Program funding agreement with the Iowa Dept. of Transportation, project #HSIP-SWAP-C010(105)--FJ-10, Iowa DOT agreement no. 6-18-HSIP-SWAP-038 at a preliminary cost of $512,000. All in favor, motion carried. After further discussion, motion by Gissel second by Shonka to approve the plans for the P.C.C. shoulder paving located on Hwy. D-22 from Frost Ave. East 3.03 miles to Golf Course Blvd., project #HSIP-SWAP-C010(105)--FJ-10. All in favor, motion carried. Engineer Keierleber presented plans for a bridge replacement. After discussion, motion by Shonka second by Gissel to approve the plans for a continuous concrete slab bridge FHWA #8300, project # BRS-SWAP-C010(107)--FF-10, located on Hwy. D16, Isaac Ave. (Cameron’s Bridge). All in favor, motion carried. Motion by Shonka second by Gissel to adjourn at 10:00 a.m. All in favor, motion carried. Clayton Ohrt, Chairman ATTEST: Cindy Gosse, Auditor Claims approved the month of October: Aable Pest Control, Serv $55.00 Access Systems Leasing, Serv $167.03 Alliant Energy, Serv $2,861.10 Anderson Erickson Dairy, Inmate Provisions $624.89 Aspen Rentals LLC, Serv $125.00 AT&T, Serv $42.94 B & B Farm Store Inc, Seed $285.00 BG Brecke Inc, Repairs $4,238.00 Bankers Trust, Payment $46,320.00 BankIowa, Serv $166.53 BerganKDV Technology, Serv $5,418.00 Berns, Allan, VA Per Diem/Mileage $1,017.91 Best Way Building Products Inc, Rental $35.50 Black Hawk Co Sheriff, Serv $211.96 Black Hawk Co Treasurer, Serv $740.00 Black Hills Energy, Serv $156.39 Blackstrap Inc, Winter Salt $30,246.87 Blacktop Service Co., Supplies $38,886.18 Bodensteiner Implement Co, Supplies $60.10 Brandon Water Works, Serv $100.00 Brandon/Jefferson Township, Fy19 Approp $660.00 Brian Donnelly, Fence $269.54 Bronson Wierck, Mileage Reimb $16.35 Bruening Rock Products Inc, Rock $31,200.21 Buchanan Co Auditor, Supplies $194.72 Buchanan Co Employee Health, Health Ins $100,000.00 Buchanan Co Extension Office, Regist $175.00 Buchanan Co Sheriff, Serv $1,378.94

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Buchanan County Board of Adjustment Agenda PUBLIC NOTICE The Buchanan County Board of Adjustment will meet in a regular meeting at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in the Buchanan County Public Health meeting room located at 1413 1st St W, Independence, IA. AGENDA 1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Roll call 3. Approval of minutes from the April 16, 2018 meeting 4. New Business a. Approval of variance request by Jon & Candace King to Buchanan County Code of Ordinance 50.11(4) to allow a 10 feet front yard for an accessory structure instead of required 30 feet front yard. This property is described as: Parcel B in the NW ¼, SW ¼, Sec 15, T90N, R9W of the 5th P.M., in Buchanan County, Iowa as described in Survey and Plat in File No 1994R04032 in the office of the Buchanan County, Iowa Recorder. 5. Announcements 6. Adjournment The meeting is open to the public and anyone wishing to attend is welcome.

Buchanan Co Tourism, Fy19 Approp Burkhart, Tai, Mileage/Cell Reimb Cabell, Sondra, Wellness Prog Reimb Capital Sanitary Supply, Supplies Carpet Corner, Repairs Carrot-Top Industries Inc, Flags CDW Government LLC, Supplies Central IA Detention, Serv CenturyLink, Serv Chief Supply Corp, Uniforms Citizen Herald, Publications City Laundering Co, Serv City Of Winthrop, Serv Clayton Co Sheriff, Serv CMI Inc, Repairs Consolidated Energy Co, Fuel Construction Materials Inc, Supplies Contech Engineered, Replaced Pipe Counseling & Assessment Srv PC, Serv Cy & Charley’s Firestone, Inc, Repairs Davison, Julie, Wellness Prog Reimb Timeless Prairie Orchard, Serv Dons Truck Sales Inc, 2019 Freightliner Dufoe Mowing Services, Services Dunlap Motors Inc, Repairs East Buchanan Telephone, Serv East Central IA REC, Serv Endres, Theresa, Mileage/Cell Reimb EPM IA LLC, Serv Eschen/Tarpy Ent. Ltd, Supplies Eschen’s Clothing, Uniforms Fairbank, City Of, Serv Fareway Foods, Inmate Provisions Fareway Foods, Supplies Farmers Mutual Telephone Co, Serv Fastenal Co, Parts Fayette Co Road Dept, Supplies Fayette Co Sheriff, Serv Fitzpatrick Water & Plbg, Inc, Repairs Gaffney Quarries, Culverts & Rock Gary D Gissel, Reimb Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceutical, Serv Gold Bar Solutions Inc, Serv Contract Greenley Lumber Co, Supplies Growmark Inc, Fuel Gundersen Palmer Medical, Serv Harden, Shawn, Mileage Reimb Hardware Hank, Supplies Hartig Drug Co, Serv Hausers Water Systems Inc, Supplies Hawkeye Alarm & Signal Co., Video Equip Hazleton Commercial Club, Serv Hoffman & Hoffman Trenching, Camera Wiring IACCVSO, VA Training IACE 5 Seasons Mph, Serv Independence Ford Inc, Sheriff Vehicles Independence Light & Power, Serv Independence Plbg & Htg, Run Gas Line Independence Postmaster, Postage Independence, City Of, Collections IA Assn Of Naturalists, Regist IA Co Attorneys Assn, Regist IDNR, Well Permits IA Dept Of Public Health, Supplies IA Dept Of Public Safety, Serv IA One Call, Serv IA Outdoors, Subscription IA Prison Industries, Supplies IA Regional Utilities Assoc., Serv ISU, Regist ISAC, Regist ISCTA, Regist James R Frye, Mileage Reimb JC’s Lawn Care & Snow Removal LLC, Mowing Jesup EMS, Serv Jesup, City Of, Serv Jim Staats, Serv John Deere Financial, Supplies John Slattery, Mileage Reimb Julie Debner, Serv Karen R Connell, Mileage Reimb Kelly, Amy, Mileage/Cell Reimb Keltek, Inc., Squad Partitions Kieck’s Career Apparel, Uniforms Klever Concrete Inc, Concrete Patching Koch Brothers, Serv Kristin Wilgenbusch, Mileage Reimb Kwik Trip Stores, Fuel Lamont, City Of, Serv Larson, Kerry, Wellness Prog Reimb Leaf Financial Corporation, Serv Leech, Dylan, Wellness Prog Reimb Leland C Roepke, VA Comm/Mileage Reimb LexisNexis, Serv Linn Co Sheriff, Serv Littleton & Chatham Hist. Society, FY19 Approp

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Buchanan County Zoning Commission Agenda The Buchanan County Zoning Commission will meet at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in the Buchanan County Public Health meeting room located at 1413 1st St W, Independence, IA. This meeting is open to the public and anyone wishing to attend is welcome to do so. AGENDA 1. Approval of minutes from the October 2018 meeting 2. Approval of final plat for Jon & Candice King to subdivide 4 lots on 6.64 acres zoned “R-1” Residential for single-family dwellings. The property is located in the W ½, NW ¼, SW ¼, Sec 15, T90N, R9W of the 5th P.M., Buchanan County, Iowa. The property is located at 1903 125th St, Hazleton, Iowa. 3. Adjournment

Lois J Tempus, Serv Maas, Michael, Boot Reimb Mac I Inc, Inmate Provisions Madison Cemetery Assoc, Grave Care Mail Services LLC, Serv Mailing Services Inc, Serv Manatts, Concrete Patch Marco Technologies LLC, Serv McClintock Law Office, Serv Mental Health Institute, Palo Drill MHDS-ECR, Regional Payment Micheal Robinson, Mileage Reimb MidAmerican Energy Co, Serv Midwest Wheel Co, Fuel Miller Quarry, Rock Mills, Karla, Mileage Reimb Monkeytown Office Supply, Supplies Moss Roofing, Serv Myers-Cox Co, Inmate Provisions NACCTFO Treasurer, Dues NACVSO, Dues Oelwein Publishing Group, Publications Office Depot, Inc., Supplies Office Towne Inc, Supplies Ohrt, Clayton, Mileage Reimb O’Reilly Automotive Inc, Supplies Orkin Exterminating Co, Serv Pamela Casillas, Well Plugging Pat Breitbach, Serv Paul Niemann Construction Co, Culverts Pint, Dave, Parts Pipestone Veterinary Service, Serv Plane Tuff Products, Supplies Power Plan, Supplies Prinsco, Supplies Public Safety Center Inc, Supplies Quad City Testing Lab, Serv Quasqueton Cemetery Assn, Grave Care Racom Corporation, Parts/Labor Radio Communications Co Inc, Supplies Rangemasters, Serv Rick Ratchford, Serv Ricoh USA Inc, Serv Rife, A Jane, Serv RJ Thomas Mfg Co Inc, Supplies Robert J Morrison, Serv Rodney Coohey, Uniforms Rowley, City Of, Serv Safety Vision LLC, Repairs Schumacher Elevator Co, Maint Shahriari, Daria T, Serv Shonka, Don, Mileage Reimb Shred Master, Serv Sidwell Co, Serv Signs & More, Supplies Sioux City Foundry, Supplies Sondra Cabell, Serv Southside Lumber & Equipment, Supplies Spahn & Rose Lumber Co, Supplies Spangler Cemetery Assoc, Grave Care Star Equipment Ltd, Supplies State Hygienic Laboratory, Well Water Testing State Medical Examiner, Serv Steve Saathoff, Mileage Reimb Stoney Creek Hotel, Lodging Storm Water Supply LLC, Mulch Streicher, Blake, Mowing Superior Cleaning Services Ltd, Serv Taylor, Alan, VA Comm/Mileage Reimb The News, Publications Treasurer State of IA, Sales Tax Tyler Technologies Inc, Serv Uniform Den Inc, Uniforms Unity Point-Allen Occ. Health, Serv UnityPoint Health, Serv US Cellular, Serv US Postmaster, Postage Vanguard Appraisals Inc, Service Contract Veridian Credit Union, Serv Verizon Wireless, Serv Verns True Value Inc, Supplies Visa, Supplies Von Bokern Associates Inc, Serv Walmart Community, Supplies Waste Management, Serv Webb Concrete, Rental Weber Paper Co, Supplies Webster Co Sheriff, Serv West Des Moines Marriott, Lodging William J Welch, VA Comm/Mileage Reimb Windstream, Serv Winthrop Historical Center, FY19 Approp Wulfekuhle, Rick, DAEC Meal Reimb Youth & Shelter Services, Inc, Serv Zaputil, Jena, Lodging Reimb Total

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Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain or Wetland Publication Date: November 8, 2018 This is to give notice that the City of Winthrop has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for Community Development Block Grant Community Facilities program under 17-WS-032 The proposed project(s) is located the existing wastewater treatment plant south of 7th Street South in Winthrop, Buchanan County. The City of Winthrop received a new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NYPDES) permit for their wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) on April 1, 2015. The new permit contains E. coli and ammonia-nitrogen (ammonia) compliance schedule and requires the City to achieve compliance with the final E. coli and ammonia permit limits by March 1, 2020. The proposed WWTP improvements, of which this application seeks funding for, consists of four elements: 1. Upsizing of existing wastewater pump station to accommodate peak flows; 2. Converting the existing aerated lagoons to covered aerated lagoons with a submerge fixed film polishing reactor (Lemna system) to improve ammonia removal; 3. Adding ultraviolet disinfection (UV) to meet E. coli limited; 4. Implement a program to identify and repair sources of Infiltration and Inflow (I&I). All the previously listed elements will ensure permit compliance as well as increase the efficiency and treatment of the plant. This project will be assisted with HUD and SRF funding. The project size is 4.3 acres with 0.31 acres in the floodplain. The City of Winthrop has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: There were 4 alternatives considered. 1. No action. This existing wastewater treatment plant does not meet NPDES effluent limits. Not pursuing a project to upgrade the treatment plant is not a feasible alternative; 2. Construct a mechanical plant to replace the existing treatment plant without placing improvements in the flood plain. Construction of a new treatment plant was deemed financially infeasible based on capital and operational costs; 3. Construct a new controlled discharge lagoon outside the flood plain. This alternative requires purchase of approximately 60 acres of land, which would have to be located a significant distance from the existing plant to meet separation requirements. Construction of a new controlled discharge lagoon treatment plant was deemed financially infeasible based on the cost of the land, cost of construction, and cost to pump the wastewater to the new treatment site; and 4. Discharge to a regional treatment facility. This alternative involves discharging wastewater to a regional treatment facility. The nearest facility that might be able to handle Winthrop’s wastewater flows and load is Independence. The alternative would include construction of a lift station and approximately 8 miles of force main. This alternative was deemed financially infeasible based on the cost of construction. However, after considering all alternatives, the selected option is the only economically feasible alternative to meet NPDES permit requirements. As a mitiga-

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tion measure to be taken to minimize adverse impacts or to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values, only enough fill will be installed in the floodplain to protect the proposed ultraviolet system from flooding. Fill will be placed no closer than 50 feet from the creek. The fill will have negligible impact on flood elevation and no wetlands will be impacted. The City of Winthrop will comply with state and local floodplain protection procedures. The City of Winthrop has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reasons: Some fill will be placed in the floodplain to create a drive to the proposed ultraviolet disinfection system. The fill will have a negligible impact on flood elevation. No wetlands will be impacted. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by the City of Winthrop at the following address on or before November 15, 2018: City of Winthrop City Hall, 354 W. Madison Street PO Box 98 Winthrop, IA 50682 and (319) 935-3317. Attention: Gerald Dennie, Mayor. Comments may also be submitted or further information can be requested via email at A full description of the project may also be reviewed from Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the City Clerk’s office at the address listed above. NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date of Publication: November 8, 2018 City of Winthrop 354 W. Madison Street, PO Box 98 Winthrop, IA 50682 (319) 935-3317 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Winthrop. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or after November 27, 2018 the City of Winthrop will submit a request to the State of Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under TITLE 1 of the HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974, as amended (P.L. 97-35) to undertake the following project:

Project Title: Winthrop Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Purpose: To bring the wastewater treatment plant to the National Pollutant Discharge Eliminated System (NPDES) permit standards to obtain E. coli and ammonia compliance by March 1, 2020 Location: South of 7th Street South, Winthrop, IA 50682 Estimated Cost: $2,023,000 with $300,000 in HUD funding FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Winthrop has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at Winthrop City Hall, 354 W. Madison Street, Winthrop, IA 50682 and may be examined or copied Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The ERR is also on file at the INRCOG office, 229 E Park Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City Clerk’s office in City Hall. All comments received by November 26, 2018 will be considered by the City of Winthrop prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Winthrop certifies to Iowa Economic Development Authority that Gerald Dennie in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. Iowa Economic Development Authority’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Winthrop to use HUD program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Iowa Economic Development Authority will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Winthrop’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Winthrop; (b) the City of Winthrop has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Iowa Economic Development Authority; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Iowa Economic Development Authority at 200 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309. Potential objectors should contact the Iowa Economic Development Authority to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Gerald Dennie, Mayor

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Old food and sweet success

Christmas Open House to be held at Lee Mansion The Buchanan Co. Historical Society is once again opening the doors to the Lee Mansion for a holiday open house on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4-7 PM. Free-will donations will be accepted and refreshments served. Listen to Christmas music while strolling through the main floor and view pictures of early days when the mansion served as the first public hospital in Independence. The open house is a fundraiser for the Capt. D.S. Lee mansion, which was built for the first mayor of Independence in 1867. The building is owned by the Buchanan County Historical Society and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Through the years the historical society has been given furniture that will be displayed in the mansion once it has been renovated. This year, the event will also feature a traveling gift shop featuring Independence souvenirs, Independence pewter plates, history books, recipe books (cash and carry only). Enjoy viewing the mansion decorated for Christmas. Now is the chance to see all the renovation work that has been accomplished by the many volunteers this year.

I love old food. Perhaps I should clarify that a bit. I don’t mean old food as in that questionable Twinkie that is four months past the expiration date. I’m talking about food that has nourished people since ancient times that still exists today. One such food is honey and, as a beginning beekeeper, I have a new appreciation for this sweet, sticky substance. To say that I am a beginning beekeeper is a bit of an understatement. I’m whatever word comes before “rookie,” if there is such a thing. Last fall Beany and I purchased a few hives from a former student of his who was graduating and couldn’t take his hives with him. They were delivered on a cold day in November, wrapped up and ready for winter. We have barely monitored them throughout the summer, too consumed by other projects at the farm to give the bees their due attention. However, we did get the “supers” on, the boxes of frames that the bees make honey on. When harvest started wrapping up in the garden, I realized our window for harvesting honey would soon be closing. This is where my adventure began. I ventured out to the hives after donning my bee gear, which included a white suit, hat, veil and gloves that disguised me so thoroughly that my dog barked at me like a was a stranger. He didn’t recognize me in this get-up. Smoker in hand, I approached. It was a warmish day and the bees were gathered near the entrance to the hive. I smoked and waited for them to fly away. Of course, they ignored me. Realizing that I had forgotten my hive tool, I plodded back to my headquarters in the greenhouse to find it. Upon returning, my smoker fire had died out. I decided to just give it a try anyway, so I opened the top of the hive, removed the protective inner cover and was immediately aware of how little I knew about what I was about to do. The bees knew, however. They could tell I was up to something and began to buzz at me angrily. It seemed they were heading right for my face. Did they know how to get into my crazy hat? Not fully trusting of my bee suit, I may have run off at this point, abandoning the

tools, smoker and open hive. There is no video evidence, but had there been, it would have been good for a laugh. I consulted my bee manual and tried again, this time bringing the bee brush with me. In the videos it appeared that the brush gently pushed aside a calm group of bees and the frames of honeycomb could be easily harvested. This was not my experience. When I gently applied the brush the bees grew from angry to furious! The volume of the buzzing increased. It was at this point that I may or may not have run off yelling a second time. The dog wisely watched from a safe distance. I began to question whether I had what it took to harvest any honey at all. I took off the bee suit and retreated into the house. I unpacked more of the bee supplies we purchased from the student bee keeper and devised a new plan involving a product called “Honey Bandit.” With the help of this product, I eventually pulled one super box off the hive and triumphantly marched it into the bee-proof garage. Violet, Henry and I began the process of extracting the honey with a giant spinning tool. I used the hot knife to remove the wax and they ate honey right out of the comb, loving every sticky minute of it. Amidst all this sticky chaos, I reveled in the fact that the food we were eating had been enjoyed by people for thousands of years. Honey is even referenced in the Bible! There’s something beautiful about that, even in this world where new “edible” products are created every day. It’s true that I could have spent $10 and purchased a jar of honey from the store, but just look at all the fun I would have missed! Harvesting honey is in the same category for me as growing a garden, butchering your own chicken, or pressing your own apple cider – it may not be the most efficient or least expensive way to get food, but it is meaningful. I appreciate that I can still do these things, and share those experiences with my children. Sweet success is ours to cherish!

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Veteran Memorial groundbreaking Story continued from front page

Operation 11th Hour Treasurer Bob Hughes announces that the keynote speaker will be Independence native Colonel Daniel Higgins, a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Army and graduate of St. John High School and West Point. Colonel Higgins entered active duty with the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, based at Ft. Riley, Kansas. In December 1990, he deployed with the 1st Infantry Division to Saudi Arabia for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm serving as a combat engineer platoon leader. He left active duty in May 1994 accepting a commission in the United States Army Reserve to continue his service. As a reserve officer, Colonel Higgins has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility in the engineer and training communities. He deployed twice as a reserve soldier, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom as a project engineer in Afghanistan from April-December

2002 and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an engineer staff officer on the Multi-National Corps-Iraq c7 staff in Baghdad, Iraq from August 2008-July 2009. He is currently the commander of the 378th Forward Engineer Support Team-Main. Officials taking part in the groundbreaking ceremony include representatives of all Buchanan County Veteran organizations, the county board of supervisors and others involved with the project. Spokesperson George Lake comments, “Please join us on Nov. 11 for the groundbreaking of this worthwhile project to honor the service of those veterans with a connection to Buchanan County. In case of rain or snow, the ceremony will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Independence.”

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~ Sarah Collison ~ Miranda Franzen ~ Hope Moses ~ Advisor, Mrs. Lisa Goedken

Library holds Pumpkin Decorating Contest In the spirit of Halloween, the library held a pumpkin decorating contest. It had a very large turnout with over 20 pumpkins being decorated. The pumpkins could be voted for by students in four categories: Animal, Most Realistic, Scariest, and Funniest. The winners in the Animal category were Eddie Schaffer, Ashlynn Heinle, Scarlet Bathan, Claire Deblin, and Tucker Erickson. Winners in the Most Realistic category were Claire Reiling, Ella Noesen, Logan Aldrich, and Keegan Cole. In the Scariest category, winners were Kealey Recker and Rawlins Wilson. Winners for pumpkins in the Funniest category were Rem Miller, Jase Lenox and Levi Hogan, and Claire Sperfslage. Winning students get to choose one free book at the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Congratulations to all of the pumpkin decorating winners!

Students play musical chairs to Halloween music with the Student Council and National Honor Society members.

Elementary students play Halloween games On Oct. 31, elementary students were treated to some fun in the gym! Teachers had stations set up for students to do crafts and games and win prizes as well. Activities included musical chairs, face painting, pumpkin gut searching, pumpkin bowling. mummy making, and slime creations. Students had a great time and went home with some neat creations.

Mystery Student Mrs. McMurrin’s (Olaf) and Mrs. Thurn’s (Camilla Cream) decorated pumpkins.

Halloween decor in the library

Coming Events New parking on west side of the new addition. These spots are in addition to the new lot south of these spots.

Parking spots open As school construction gets closer to completion, excitement grows thanks to the fresh parking spots added behind the new gym. This development comes in addition to the new spots added to the north side of the school, adjacent to the current parking lot. Students and staff alike are glad for this advancement and anxiously awaiting further progress on the new building and its amenities. More construction news and updates can be found on page two of the Buccaneer Banner.

Nov. 8 7:15 AM FFA: Monthly Chapter Meeting Nov. 9 No School-Professional Development Nov. 10 4 PM Robotics Meet @Central City FFA: 212/360 Conferences Nov. 12-17 Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 12 Veterans Day Assembly MS G BB (H) North Linn Nov. 13 TRV Honor Choir @ Central City 1:30 PM Early Dismissal 2 PM Elementary Conferences MS Wrestling @ Alburnett w/Maq V Nov. 14 6-7 PM CTE Meeting Mrs. Bowers’ room Nov. 15 All-State Band Festival MS G BB @ Springville 4:30 PM MS Wrestling @ Maq V w/CC 6 PM V G BB @ Jesup Jamboree

Last week’s mystery student was Raelynn Kolthoff (pictured). This week’s mystery student is a 14 year-old freshman from Winthrop. He/She has a twin brother and a sister. He/She participates in volleyball and dance team. His/Her favorite outdoor activity is swimming. His/Her worst fear is bugs and his/her favorite actor is Zac Efron. Can you guess this week’s mystery student?

Students watch presentation on human trafficking

On Oct. 31, Brittany Seyller visited East Buchanan High School to educate 7-12 grade students on what human trafficking is, the dangers of it, and the fact that there is much more of it than we are aware of, even in Iowa. It was brought to students’ attention how to stay safe, what to avoid, and what to look for in public. If you see anything suspicious, whether you are sure or not, do not hesitate to call the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, which can be used to report a suspicious situation or person, learn more information about human trafficking, and call for help if needed.

Buccaneer Banner pages are produced by East Buchanan High School student staff. The News is proud to support education by donating these pages to EB each week.


Middle School celebrates Halloween

On Oct. 31, the middle school took to the football field to celebrate Halloween with a well-deserved party. Students could play outdoor games with friends and classmates and listen to some spooky music, too. Many played football and frisbee, with others socializing in the stands. Everyone got to show off their creative costumes and have fun outside.

Construction progresses at EB Construction is nearing the finish line for the new shop, safe room, and gym. Students and teachers alike cannot wait for the new section of school to be ready for use. The gym floor had the lines drawn on and is getting waxed as well. A special touch is that the top of the east and north outside walls of the gym building will have signs on them announcing the East Buchanan Buccaneers. The new gym will also include two new locker rooms, a new larger concession stand, and a new larger stage. Band and choir students are excited about the stage, as that means they will have an improved performance space. This is also good news for the spring musical. The old stage is rather small, and it is not easy to get props and sets on and off. Now there is a rope and pulley system that can make scene changes a breeze. There is also a large loading door for bringing in props and other set pieces. The gym should be available by Monday, Nov. 12. New equipment arrived for the shop area (SawStop table saw, Powermatic Drill Press, Powermatic 15� Band Saw, Powermatic 25� Wide Belt Sander). They will also be moving in some of the original equipment that is in storage. The goal is to have the shop close to operational by the second trimester, which starts Nov. 19. In the safe room they will be sealing the floor and installing wall mats within the next week.

November 8, 2018

Above: A new sign has been added to the outside gym wall.

The new locker rooms feature shower stalls. Below: A new rope and pulley system is almost installed in the new stage.

Above: A section of entryway by the new gym is almost finished.

The new shop addition also features a new classroom section for drafting and other classes taught by Mr. Unwin.


At left and above: More views of the gym.

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Moser athletes compete in Illinois

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Submitted by Debbie Moser

Moser School of Dance and Gymnastic area athletes recently competed and placed well in the USTA Power Tumbling meet on Oct. 21 in Woodhull IL. There were 13 teams entered with around 365 athletes competing throughout the day. Moser’s area gymnasts who place well are as follows: 1st - Reagan Brown, Taylor Mullis, Christina Engelmann, Hannabelle Erickson, Tucker Erickson, Allysa Sadewasser, Savanna Lehman, Kaley Polfer, Delaney Brown, Aaliyah Rosenthal, Laura Pierschbacher, Mattie Johnson, Lainey Payne. 2nd - Kennedy Collins, Carley Hillebrand, Kennedi Bevans, Elyse Konrardy, Brynn Burlage, Chloe Smith, Adalyn Ostrander, Lucas Sadewasser, Paislee Hansel, Madelyn Bockenstedt. 3rd - Paige Kremer, Isabel Lutgen, Madelyn Troester, Ella Oberbreckling, Madelyn Payne, Sydney Ketels. 4th - Marilynn Shannon, Libby Burkle, Morie Johnson, Ella Digmann. 5th - Amiya Birkel, Kallyn Henney, Makenna Payne, Peyton Spahr, Hadlee Erickson. 6th - Megan Pierschbacher.

7th - Ava Zimmerman, Kelsey Kremer, Lauren Brunscheen. 8th - Kendall Wagner. 9th - Ella Davidshofer. “It was a really well organized, on time, great confidence builder meet,” said Coach Debbie Moser. “Moser athletes will continue to train and work hard to achieve to the best of their ability for the upcoming meets.” She added, “We are so appreciative of our very loyal, hard working, and dedicated Moser Team members and their families, Sub Beginners

Explore nature in November OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Souls) to explore Jakway

Adults looking to experience nature, make new friends, and get outdoors are encouraged to join a naturalist at 10 AM Monday, Nov. 19 and enjoy one of Buchanan County’s hidden gems – Jakway Park, located at 2777 136th St., Aurora. OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Souls) is a program specifically design for adults to learn and explore nature in and around Buchanan County. Jakway Forest is a large area consisting of over 300 acres of timber. There are many trails so it is a great place to wander, hunt, or bird watch. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring sturdy shoes that will be able to get dirty. Preregistration is required by going to and clicking on “Public Events.”

Christmas Open House draws shoppers

Downtown Independence businesses held a Christmas Open House last weekend. Pictured at Larees are Jan Norderhus of Marion, Jerri Bennett of Cedar Rapids, Jackie Thomas of Marion and Shelly Bagge of Independence. (Donna Jensen Photo)

through Elite Levels.” Moser Coaches are Carmen Moser Payne, Edgewood; Debbie Moser, Dyersville; and Bernita Moser, Kattie Payne Schulte, and Luka Marie Schulte of Strawberry Point. Pictured: Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics area winners, front row, Hadlee Erickson. Middle row: Lainey Payne, Makenna Payne, Tucker Erickson, Madilyn Payne, Adalyn Ostrander. Back row: Madelyn Bockenstedt, Mattie Johnson, Morie Johnson.

Enjoy a nature play day with Nature Kids Bring a child age 3-5 to Fontana Park at 10 AM Tuesday, Nov. 13 to learn about and explore nature. The program will start with a story and end with time spent outside exploring (dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty). The nature play area is an area that is managed for people to explore nature while not having to worry about thorny plants, poison ivy, or nettles. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required by going to and clicking on “Public Events.”

Send your favorite recipes to: THE NEWS, PO Box 9, Winthrop IA 50682 EMAIL: Roasted Brussels Sprouts 1½ lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 cup chopped pecans ¼ cup olive oil salt and fresh cracked black pepper ¼ cup honey ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 3 TB unsalted butter 3 scallions, thinly sliced 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest (optional) Preheat oven to 450°F, toss Brussels sprouts and oil in large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Repeat the same process with sweet potato. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange Brussels sprouts cut side down on one side of the baking sheet. Place sweet potatoes on the other side. Roast on bottom rack until deeply browned, approximately 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring honey to simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often with a wooden spoon, until honey is a deep amber color but not burnt, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and add vinegar and red pepper flakes (if using), and whisk until smooth. Return the saucepan to medium heat, add butter and a pinch of salt. Cook, whisking constantly, until the balsamic honey glaze is glossy, bubbling, and slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer roasted vegetables to large bowl. Add glaze, pecans, and scallions, toss to combine. Amish Pie ⅓ cup butter (melted) 1½ cups brown sugar 2 eggs 1 TB all-purpose flour ½ cup evaporated milk 9 inches pie shell (unbaked) Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, eggs, flour, and milk until wellblended. Pour filling into pie shell. Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown, then turn off oven and leave the pie in oven for 1 hour.

Organ restoration process celebrated with concert

Randall Karstens and Ross Jallo (pictured) performed in an organ concert Nov. 4 at St. James Episcopal Church in Independence. The church’s organ, a 1925 Bennett Tubular Pneumatic Pipe Organ, has been undergoing a restoration process over the last year. The concert was sponsored by LACES. (Donna Jensen Photo)

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