Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mount Ayr Record-News
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CHICKDAYS event scheduled for Saturday, March 16
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HOURS: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR ANDTRAFFIC CONVICTIONS
February 14-21, 2012
Vicki Jo Abell, Lenox, $168.75,operation without registration.Timmy Lee May, Ellston,$168.00, speeding 11-15 m.p.h.over the speed limit.Tyler Brandon Wasson, RockHill, SC, $114.00, speeding 6-10m.p.h. over the speed limit.Bryce Gregory Still, Creston,$114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.over the speed limit.Alison Marie Stucker, Orient,$114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.over the speed limit.
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)
February 14-21, 2012Thursday, February 14
8:40 a.m., call for ofﬁcer.
(MA)8:44 a.m., call for dispatch.(MA)9:02 a.m., call for jail. (OC)9:05 a.m., call for sheriff.(MA)
9:18 a.m., call for all ofﬁcers.
(CO)9:32 a.m., call for jail. (OC)10:09 a.m., call about identitytheft. (CO)10:11 a.m., call for sheriff.(MA)10:19 a.m., call for jail. (OC)10:55 a.m., caller reporting sto-len animals. (CO)11 a.m., caller requesting ahouse and dwelling check be done.(CO)12:18 p.m., call for clerk. (OC)12:50 p.m., call in reference todomestic issue. (OC)1:19 p.m., caller looking forplace to park. (DE)1:31 p.m., call for dispatch.(OC)2:26 p.m., call for sheriff. (CO)3:50 p.m., call for sheriff. (CO)3:54 p.m., report of a controlledburn. (CO)5:18 p.m., report of a poweroutage. (CO)7:36 p.m., domestic issue.(MA)8:14 p.m., call for jail. (OC)10:06 p.m., call for chief depu-ty. (MA)
Friday, February 15
8:13 a.m., 911 call, dialed bymistake. (CO)8:21 a.m., caller needing ad-dress of jail. (OC)8:43 a.m., vehicle lockout.(MA)9:55 a.m., report of stolen four-wheeler. (KE)10:08 a.m., call for jail. (OC)10:20 a.m., caller reported see-ing a mountain lion. (MA)
10:45 a.m., call for ofﬁcer.
(MA)10:48 a.m., call for sheriff.(OC)11:10 a.m., call for sheriff.(OC)11:49 a.m., call for jail. (OC)1:50 p.m., school drill. (MA)
2:57 p.m., ofﬁcer called tospeak to another ofﬁcer. (OC)
3:10 p.m., domestic call for of-
ﬁcer. (RE)3:52 p.m., ofﬁcer calling in ref-
erence to ongoing investigation.(MA)4:40 p.m., caller reportingpushy salesman. (EL)10:02 p.m., report of a con-trolled burn. (MA)11 p.m., caller reporting suspi-cious vehicle/person. (MA)
Saturday, February 16
9:14 p.m., REC power problemcall. (OC)
Sunday, February 17
4:57 a.m., request for an ambu-lance. (MA)7:38 a.m., caller needing to
speak to an ofﬁcer. (MA)
11:35 a.m., request for an am-bulance. (MA)1:35 - 1:37 p.m., REC calls re-garding power problems. (OC)6:15 p.m., report of a horse out.(MO)10:14 p.m., report of a break-in.(DI)
Monday, February 18
6:30 a.m., call for jail. (OC)7:05 a.m., caller reported a trucktire had hit their house. (MA)7:43 a.m., caller with questionsregarding a dune buggy. (CO)8:13 a.m., caller wanting to setup visitation with inmate. (OC)9:03 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC)9:04 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC)
9:22 a.m., call for ofﬁcer. (KE)
9:44 a.m., call for sheriff. OC)9:53 a.m., report of a controlledburn. (CO)10:07 a.m., caller wanting to setup visitation with inmate. (OC)11:13 a.m., caller wanting to setup visitation with inmate. (OC)11:23 a.m., caller wanting to setup visitation with inmate. (KE)11:37 a.m., caller with messagefor inmate. (OC)12:06 p.m., gas drive-off.(MA)12:46 p.m., sex offender enter-ing county. (OC)1:26 p.m., caller wanting to setup visitation with inmate. (OC)2:42 p.m., caller wanting jailinformation. (OC)3:20 p.m., call for civil clerk.(OC)3:48 p.m., dog complaint.(MA)3:57 p.m., call for jailer. (OC)6:07 p.m., caller needing to
speak to an ofﬁcer. (KE)
Tuesday, February 19
8:32 a.m., caller with questionsabout visiting an inmate. (KE)8:47 a.m., call for dispatch.(CO)9:08 a.m., call for dispatcher re-garding accident. (MA)
9:48 a.m., call for ofﬁcer.
(MA)10:18 a.m., call for clerk. (OC)1:30 p.m., caller wanting infor-mation regarding inmate. (OC)2 p.m., call for chief deputy.(OC)5:04 p.m., caller needing an of-
5:41 p.m., REC call. (DI)6:30 p.m., page for dive team.(MA)
Wednesday, February 20
4:13 a.m., ofﬁcer checking in.
4:31 a.m., ofﬁcer with message
for clerk. (MA)8:28 a.m., chief deputy check-ing in. (MA)8:36 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC)12:26 p.m., call for sheriff.(OC)12:30 p.m., call for civil clerk.(OC)12:37 p.m., call back request
from ofﬁcer. (MA)
12:50 p.m., call for phone num-ber. (MA)1:15 p.m., call for sheriff.(MA)1:18 p.m., call for civil clerk.(OC)2:13 p.m., call for civil clerk.(OC)2:15 p.m., caller with messagefor sheriff. (MA)
2:39 p.m., call for ofﬁcer.
(MA)2:48 p.m., caller reportingchunks of tires on the roadway.(MA)3:30 p.m., caller wanting to talk
to ofﬁcer. (DI)
6:25 p.m., caller wanting to
speak to ofﬁcer. (MA)
Thursday, February 21
7:42 a.m., request for an ambu-lance. (CO)
8:21 a.m., caller reported ﬁnd-
ing a Yorkie. (MA)
8:35 a.m., ofﬁcer needing infor-
10:40 a.m., caller needing ofﬁ-
cer. (MA)10:42 a.m., caller needing to
speak to ofﬁcer. (OC)
10:44 a.m., caller reported tak-ing Yorkie to Hilltop Vet Clinic.(MA)10:46 a.m., caller requesting acall back. (MA)11:22 a.m., attorney calling tospeak to inmate. (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 Conservation
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-
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 birthcertiﬁcate, 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 and 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.schools.The reform package called fortwo percent allowable growth instate aid to schools as comparedwith four percent favored in theIowa Senate. He said school dis-tricts may now prepare their bud-gets for the next school year withthe knowledge that their allow-able growth will not be less thantwo percent. Dolecheck said theHouse preferred the term “statesupplemental aid” over “allowablegrowth” because increased costsfor certain provisions in the reformpackage would be picked up bythe state rather than added to localproperty taxes.Dolecheck said the reformpackage will now be taken up bya Senate-House conference com-
mittee to hammer out the ﬁnal pro-
posal.Now that the House reformpackage has been sent to the Sen-ate, Ernst said she didn’t knowwhat the Senate proposal wouldlook like, but she said Senate Dem-ocrats will likely replace the Housebill with one of their own design.She predicted, however, that sever-al provisions dealing with privateschools and home schools wouldlikely be struck out of the Senateversion.
The topic of Medicaid expan-sion was raised during Ernst’s dis-cussion of a redesign of the state’smental health funding. She said hersubcommittee as well as the IowaHouse had approved the supple-mental for transition funding to 26counties, but the measure had not
yet been debated on the ﬂoor of
the Senate. Ernst said one concernshe had about the measure wasthat funding was coming from theChildren’s Health Insurance Pro-gram (CHIP) rather than from thestate’s general fund. She explainedthat since the money was not com-ing from the general fund, it maynot be eligible to pay outstandingMedicaid bills the counties cur-rently have on their books.Gov. Branstad has stated re-peatedly he does not favor an ex-pansion of the Medicaid program,which is part of the AffordableCare Act. Instead, he prefers a con-tinuation of the Iowa Cares pro-gram. In the year 2000, Ernst said,250,000 Iowans were enrolled inthe Medicaid program. Today thatnumber stands at 400,000. If thestate would accept the Medicaidexpansion, an estimated additional150,000 Iowans would be eligiblefor Medicaid coverage. The fed-eral government has said it will
fully fund the ﬁrst three years of
the Medicaid expansion and thencover 90 percent of the costs insubsequent years. The main con-cern, she said, is what happens if the federal government is unable to
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meet this obligation.Ringgold County Hospital ad-ministrator Gordon Winkler askedrepresentative Dolecheck if theHouse had yet considered Medic-aid expansion. Dolecheck respond-ed the House would likely waitfor recommendations from Gov.Branstad before proceeding withcrafting a bill. Winkler remindedlegislators the Iowa Cares programwould sunset at the end of this year.A decision to redesign Iowa Caresor adopt a Medicaid expansion willneed legislative approval soon. Hesaid hospitals have already beenassessed approximately $500 bil-lion to help fund the AffordableCare Act for the next few years. “If we don’t do something,” he said,“our state hospital revenues andstate taxes are then going to fund itin Illinois and other states aroundus. We’ve already paid our share.”Ernst added some states arelooking at taking Medicaid fund-ing and using it as a stipend forpeople to purchase their own pri-vate health insurance. Since not allphysicians or facilities accept Med-icaid, this would allow individualsmore choice for their healthcareneeds.
Ringgold county assessor NeilMorgan brought up the ag produc-tivity formula. He estimated thestate of Iowa assessed value willbe up over 40 percent. After therollback that takes average valueincreases down to four percentstatewide, he said Ringgold countyassessed values would be down ap-proximately eight percent to a levelless than what they were in 1989.As an example of the disparity of values across the state, Morgansaid an acre of pasture in Dubuquecounty is valued at $80 income peracre while an acre of pasture in
Ringgold county is valued at ﬁve
dollars income per acre.Dolecheck said he would prefera system where no county wouldreceive less in revenue due to therollback. Morgan invited the leg-islators to attend a hearing at theIowa Department of Revenue inearly April to discuss the issue.In a side note, Dolecheck saidhe was introducing a bill to add“algae-culture” (the agricultural
production of algae) to the ofﬁcialdeﬁnition of “agriculture.” He said
the addition is in response to re-search into using algae to produceethanol, a developing industry thatcould mean jobs and increased rev-enue for the state of Iowa.The next Legislative Coffee isplanned for 1 p.m. Saturday, March
23 at the Extension Ofﬁce. The
events are sponsored by the MountAyr Chamber of Commerce.Winners have been announcedfrom last week’s Mardi Gras PokerRun contest.A full house of kings over aces
won ﬁrst place for Leonard Swank
of Mount Ayr.Another full house with three5’s and two 6’s won second placefor Bernard Crawford of MountAyr.Ramona Brand of Mount Ayrtook third place with her jack-through-seven straight.The Poker Run was sponsoredby 16 local businesses, includingGreat Western Bank, McDonnellAppliance, Lynn’s Sinclair, AuntJennie’s Attic, CGI, Smith Oil,First Federal Savings Bank, Cun-ning Insurance, Hy-Vee, NAPA,US Bank, Vetter Equipment,Country Blossoms, Sweet Escapes,Farmer’s Co-op and the Record-News.
Mardi Gras pokerrun winners areannounced
available at theMount Ayr Record-News.Sizes up to 11”x 17”
Eggers, Hanna tospeak at WallaceFoundation
The public is invited to attendthe 22nd annual meeting of theWallace Foundation for Rural Re-search and Development scheduledfor Friday, March 8 at the LearningCenter located at the ArmstrongResearch Farm near Lewis.This year’s program will be-gin at 10 a.m. with presentationsby Tim Eggers, ISU extension ageconomist, speaking to the publicabout Land Values: Is This FarmBoom Different?; and Mark Han-na, ISU extension agricultural en-gineer, talking about Farm EnergyConsumption and how that relatesto a project to be done at the ISUArmstrong Research Farm.