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The Decatur/Ringgold CountyChild Abuse Prevention Councilhas been established.
If anyone is interested in beingon the council, please contact:
Julie Neas • Ph. 641-784-5401
• Now accepting bids for sidewalk repairs atthe Ringgold County Courthouse.• Now accepting bids for commercial airconditioner replacement at the RinggoldCounty Courthouse.
All inquiries should be submitted to the Ringgold County Auditor’s Office.
Ringgold County Auditor109 W. Madison StreetMount Ayr, Iowa 50854Ph. 641-464-3239
NOTICERinggold County Fair
…is accepting bids for the construction of the ceilingand side walls of the 4-H Exhibits building on thefairgrounds.
Please contact Keith Miller after 6 p.m. at 641-464-0746.
North Side of the Square in Mount Ayr
Ph. 641-464-2900 • Connie Ph. 641-344-0586
wewill be open
will be open
Sundays11 a.m. - 2 p.m.11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
February 21February 21is
February 28February 28
SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR ANDTRAFFIC CONVICTIONS
January 31- February 7, 2012
Omar Rodriguez-Gutierrez,Des Moines, $114.00, speeding6-10 m.p.h. over the speed limit.Omar Rodriguez-Gutierrez, DesMoines, $330.00, no valid driver’slicense.Omar Rodriguez-Gutierrez,Des Moines, $397.50, violation of
ﬁnancial liability coverage.
RINGGOLD COUNTYSHERIFF’S LOG
(Call Origination Code: MA= Mount Ayr; KE = Keller-ton; EL= Ellston; TI = Tingley; DI = Diagonal; DE =
Delphos; MO = Maloy; BE = Beaconsﬁeld; BO = Benton;
SC = Shannon City; BL= Blockton; RE = Redding; SV= Sun Valley; CO = In County; OC = Out of County; OS= Out of State)
January 31-February 6, 2012Thursday, January 31
8:07 a.m., message for sheriff.(OC)9:30 a.m., caller with questionsabout deputy schedule. (MA)9:35 a.m., caller wanting tospeak to the sheriff.11:44 a.m., person checking in.1:36 p.m., caller advising thatthey are leaving the county now.3:20 p.m., caller requesting thata welfare check be done. (MA)4:08 p.m., caller with questionsregarding an inmate. (OC)4:24 p.m., REC call, caller willcall back during business hours.
Friday, February 1
9:26 a.m., call for jail. (MA)9:28 a.m., caller reporting ascam. (DI)9:41 a.m., call for sheriff re-garding a gun. (MA)10:29 a.m., call about vehiclehold.10:52 a.m., call for sheriff.(OC)11 a.m., call for sheriff. (MA)11:25 a.m., call for dispatch.(RE)11:34 a.m., call for jail. (OC)
Saturday, February 2
3:20 a.m., call from collegekids who were lost, cold, out of gas and stuck in the snow. (CO)8:35 a.m., sheriff checking in.(CO)11:41 a.m., caller returningsheriff’s phone call. (CO)3:43 p.m., alarm going off -false alarm. (MA)3:59 p.m., report of cows and amule out. (CO)6:50 p.m., report of peoplecamping under a bridge. (CO)9 p.m., request for an ambu-lance. (MA)
Sunday, February 3
10:45 a.m., report that mulewas out again. (CO)11:09 a.m., report of a dogchasing cows and caller wanting to
speak to an ofﬁcer. (CO)
12:42 p.m., caller wanting
an ofﬁcer to stop by their house.
1 p.m., caller needing ofﬁcer to
return his phone calls. (MA)2:55 p.m., caller needing to
speak to ofﬁcer. (MA)4:33 p.m., caller reported ﬁnd-
ing a hunting dog. (MA)10:07 p.m., caller needing to re-turn property. (CO)10:40 p.m., report of a horserunning loose. (CO)11:14 p.m., 911 call.
Monday, February 4
12:33 a.m., ﬁre alarm.
7:31 a.m., call for dispatch.(OC)8:08 a.m., caller setting up in-mate visitation. (OC)8:18 a.m., individual checking
in with sheriff’s ofﬁce. (CO)
8:33 a.m., individual dropping
off items at sheriff’s ofﬁce. (MA)
8:50 a.m., caller setting up pris-oner visitation. (RE)9:04 a.m., call for dispatch.(MA)9:07 a.m., call for jail. (OC)9:27 a.m., individual needing toregister. (MA)9:43 a.m., call for sheriff.(MA)9:53 a.m., caller setting up in-mate visitation. (OC)9:58 a.m., caller needing sher-
iff’s ofﬁce mailing address. (OC)
10:16 a.m., call for jail. (OC)10:37 a.m., 911 call, false alarm.(MA)11:04 a.m., individual needingto see clerk. (MA)11:20 a.m., call for dispatch.(MA)11:33 a.m., call for jail. (MA)
11:43 a.m., call for ofﬁcer.
(MA)11:55 a.m., sheriff checking in.(OC)12:02 p.m., call about visita-tion. (OC)1:04 p.m., dog complaint.(MA)1:25 p.m., caller needing inmateinformation. (OC)1:51 p.m., call for sheriff.(KE)
3:43 p.m., caller returning ofﬁ-
cer’s call. (MA)
6:14 p.m., caller needing ofﬁ-
cer. (KE)6:47 p.m., caller needing to
speak to ofﬁcer. (MA)
Tuesday, February 5
8 a.m., call for ofﬁcer. (OC)
8 a.m., caller checking on in-mate. (OC)8:19 a.m., call for clerk. (OC)9:54 a.m., call for jail. (MA)10:46 a.m., report of a con-trolled burn. (CO)11:01 a.m., call for dispatch
about ﬁre. (OC)
11:08 a.m., attorney calling forinmate. (OC)11:23 a.m., call for sheriff.(OC)11:34 a.m., call for sheriff.(OC)11:39 a.m., call for jailer. (CO)11:57 a.m., civil issue. (CO)8:30 p.m., report of a car/deeraccident. (MA)11:23 a.m., 911 call. (KE)
Wednesday, February 6
11:59 a.m., report that con-trolled burn is over. (CO)12:05 p.m., call for inmate fromtheir attorney. (OC)12:15 p.m., call for jail. (OC)12:28 p.m., wrong number.
1:03 p.m., ofﬁcer checking in.
(MA)1:06 p.m., report of a break-in.(MA)2:02 p.m., 911 call, request foran ambulance. (MA)2:30 p.m., call for dispatcher.(OC)2:53 p.m., call for jailer. (OC)3:16 p.m., call for sheriff. (OC)3:24 p.m., call for jail. (OC)3:41 p.m., 911 test.3:50 p.m., call for jail. (OC)
4 p.m., call for ofﬁcer. (OC)
4:38 p.m., caller requestingwelfare check. (OC)6:03 p.m., caller needing pagedone. (MA)6:25 p.m., caller requestingpage. (CO)7:10 p.m., caller requesting of-
ﬁcer call them back. (OC)
Ringgold County Courthousehours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. unless noted otherwise.Ringgold county now has awebsite at www.ringgoldcounty.us.
Neil Morgan, 464-3233.
Board of Supervisors:
DavidInloes, chairman, Royce Dredgeand Kraig Pennington, members,464-3244.Supervisors meetings are opento the public and are held in the su-pervisors conference room located
on the second ﬂoor between theclerk of court and auditor’s ofﬁce.
On days the board is not sched-
uled to be in ofﬁce, please directall inquiries to the auditor’s ofﬁce.
To schedule a meeting time withthe supervisors, contact the audi-
Regular board meetings are
held on Mondays with ofﬁcial
public notice of the meeting agen-das posted at the Ringgold countycourthouse, Mount Ayr Record-News, Sun Valley Lake and Diago-nal city hall the day before.
Clerk of Court (a state of-
464-2478. Ofﬁce hours: Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. tonoon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. andTuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. -noon and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The clerk’s ofﬁce handles ali-
mony and child support payments,
probates, civil and criminal ﬁlings,
magistrate’s court and records andservices of adoptions, conservator-ships, court proceedings, divorces,estates, grand jury, guardianships, judgments, juvenile proceedings,mechanic’s liens, mental healthadmissions, petit jury, surety
company certiﬁcates, state hospi-tal, trafﬁc violations, trust funds,trusteeships. Certiﬁed copies can
be made of above listed records.Court records are also available atwww.iowacourts.gov.
• County ConservationBoard:
Kate Zimmerman, phone:464-2787, email: email@example.com.Please contact for informationon rules and regulations, parks,trail ways, camping, shelter reser-vations, environmental educationand more. Parks are open March
15 - November 15. Walk-in trafﬁc
is allowed year round.
• County Weed Commission-er:
Brenda Adams, 641-344-9629.
Development and Tourism:
Karen Bender, Coordinator, 464-3704. If anyone has any calendarevents, please contact the develop-
ment ofﬁce at 641-464-3704.
• E-911 Service Board:
MerleWalter, 307 N. Webster St., MountAyr, 464-3311.
Teresa Jackson, Coordi-nator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone:464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours:Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m.The tornado sirens in Mount
Ayr will be tested the ﬁrst Tuesday
of each month unless there is se-vere weather.
Zach Gunsolley,P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Hender-
son Drive. Ofﬁce hours: Monday -
Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Teresa Jack-son, 109 W. Madison St., Suite
105, 464-3344. Ofﬁce hours: Tues-
day and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon orby appointment. For emergenciescall 641-344-9767.
Karen Schaefer,464-3231. Passport applicationsare taken daily from 8 a.m. - 11
a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Certiﬁed
vital records can be obtained from8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The recorder’s ofﬁce serves as
a passport agent. Items needed to
apply are: certiﬁed copy of birth
contract pay. In addition, any em-ployee with 10 continuous years of service and who has accumulateda minimum of 105 sick days bythe end of the retirement year willbe reimbursed at minimum wagefor the balance of the unused sickdays. Part-time employees willhave their sick day pay proratedto regular working hours. Underthe policy eligible employees mustsubmit their requests on or beforeFebruary 28 of this year.
District study committee
The board formally approvedthe list of members comprisingthis year’s District Study commit-tee. They include Brenda Adams,Stacy Andresen, Joe Drake, PattyEaton, Chris Elwood, Jess Frost,Jodie Geist, David Greene, Chan-telle Jennett, Marcy Bjustrom, Ra-nae Klinkefus, Jeremy Larsen, KimLutrick, Leslie Murphy, JeremyNewton, Angela Reynolds, MarthaRicker, Skip Rushing, Kristi Sack-ett, Duane Schafer, Brandie Shay,Delwyn Showalter, Valle Smith,Alan Smith, Michelle Sobotka,Carroll Taylor, Lynne Wallace,Allison Wallace, Morgan Weeda,Aaron Riley and Matt Poore.
Superintendent Drake dis-
cussed two ﬁnancial items as part
of his report. First he reviewed thespending reduction plan by whichthe district’s unspent balance re-mains just over $1 million. Herecommended the district keep itsunspent balance authority between$1-1.1 million to cover unfore-seen emergencies or appropriateone-time expenditures. Dependingupon the percentage the state setsfor allowable growth, Drake saidhe could not accurately predict anybudget adjustments for the comingyear to maintain the unspent bal-ance.Drake explained the effect the
allowable growth ﬁgure wouldhave on district ﬁnances. Drake ex-
plained the district is already com-mitted for an additional $156,976
in certiﬁed staff salary and beneﬁts
and another $30,000 and classi-
ﬁed salary staff and beneﬁts for
the 2013-2014 school year. He
said those numbers could ﬂuctu-
ate based upon resignations andthe number of employees signingup for district health insurance. If the state would agree to provide afour percent increase in allowablegrowth, the district would receive$189,208, more than enough tocover the approximate $187,000
in salaries and beneﬁts. On the
other hand, if the state would ap-prove only two percent allowablegrowth, new money coming tothe district would total $115,168,nearly $72,000 short of the sal-
ary/beneﬁt amount. Any shortfall
in new money, Drake said, wouldrequire cuts to the district budget.He recommended not only boardmembers but also all communitymembers contact their legisla-tors to lobby for higher allowablegrowth.Drake also presented his pre-liminary budget for the coming
school year. Again, he cannot ﬁ-nalize the budget ﬁgures until state
money is set, but he said he doesnot plan to increase the tax levyfrom its current $16.57 level.Drake also reported districthealth insurance premiums de-creased two percent for the comingyear.
The board approved a numberof resolutions pertaining to the is-suing of $6,615,000 in general ob-ligation school refunding bonds.The resolutions approved thepaying agent, bond registrar andtransfer agent; the tax exemption
certiﬁcate; continuing disclosurecertiﬁcate; and authorization of the
issuance of bonds.A request from the 2014 juniorclass parent committee to use thehigh school gym, auditorium andcommons area for prom activi-ties was approved. In addition, theboard approved the committeerequest to use a school vehicle toaccompany buses to Omaha forthe after-prom celebration. Thevehicle would be used in case of the need to return anyone to MountAyr because of illness or otheremergency.The board approved the postingof no parking signs adjacent to thebus loading lane running the lengthof the west side of the high school.Drake said patrons have gotteninto the habit of parking in the laneduring evening events. Vehiclesparked in this lane would preventaccess for emergency vehicles tothat side of the building.
More on school board meeting
Afton police chief John Coulter and Jake Hubbard explain their roles as incident managers to members of thevolunteers of the Community Emergency Response Team.
Ringgold county’s Commu-nity Emergency Response Team(CERT) consists of 35 volunteerswho are trained to assist local re-sponders in emergency situationsand to inform the public aboutemergency preparedness.At a recent training session,county emergency manager TeresaJackson spoke to the group about
Volunteers receive CERT training
upcoming CPR/ﬁrst aid training,
water rescue shoreline training andpets in disaster training.Afton police chief John Coulterexplained his role as incidentmanager at the search for a miss-ing Ringgold county woman lastfall. He discussed things that wentwrong as well as the things thatwent right, especially the success-ful location of the woman. Assitantincident manager Jake Hubbardadded his perspective to the inci-dent.Ringgold County Extension di-rector Judy Hensley demonstratedthe importance of teamwork withthe presentation using buttermilk,food coloring and dish soap.
certiﬁcate, driver’s license or state
issued ID, two-inch square pass-port photos and passport applica-tion (both available at recorder’s
ofﬁce) and fees. Allow four to six
weeks from date of application toreceive passport book or card fromthe passport agency. Expeditedservice is available for an addi-tional fee.Individuals with recent namechanges can get their passportbook/card updated without a feewithin one year of issue. Formsmay be obtained at the recorder’s
ofﬁce. For additional informationcall the recorder’s ofﬁce or go to
www.travel.state.gov/passport.Avoid a $5 penalty by renew-ing boat registrations by April 30,2013.
Ringgold CountyPublic Health Agency, 464-0691.Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to4:30 p.m.
• Public Health Agency:
119 S.Fillmore, 464-0691. Hours: Mon-day - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Emer-gency Only 911,
Non-Emergency(Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 464-2911.
New location at the Ringgold County Law Enforcement Center,801 West South Street.
Hours are8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Road Conditions- dial 511 or online at www.Io-waRoadConditions. org.
Debbie Cannon,464-3230.Property taxes can be paid on-line at www.iowatreasurers.orgwith Visa, Master Card and Dis-cover credit cards or e-checks.
Payments made in the ofﬁce may
be with cash, checks or with a Mas-ter Card, Visa or Discover credit ordebit card.All documents conveying realestate need to have the name andaddress of the person to whomthe property tax statement is tobe mailed. Please check renewalnotices and tax statements for thecorrect information. If the infor-mation is wrong, contact the trea-
Motorists can now renew mo-tor vehicle registrations online atwww.iowatreasurers.org if a re-newal notice is received throughthe United States Postal Service
that contains a personal identiﬁca-
tion number (PIN). Please be awarethat the PIN can only be used one
time. Contact the treasurer’s ofﬁce
for more information.Those with January birth datesare reminded to register their mo-tor vehicles by February 28, 2013.Bring in the renewal statement re-ceived in the mail so renewals canbe quickly processed.
• Driver’s License Ofﬁce:
cated in the Treasurer’s Ofﬁce.
Driver’s licenses may be re-newed any time during the period of 30 calendar days before
up to 60 calendar days after thedriver’s birth date.
The driver’s license stationhours are Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30p.m. Phone 464-3230 with ques-tions.
Gary Smith,464-2397. Mondays and Thurs-days, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8a.m. - noon; Closed Wednesdaysand Fridays. In case of emergency641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.
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