Thursday, March 21, 2013
Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr Volunteer Fire Department
5 to 7 p.m.
100% of the money collectedwill go to Boys Scouts of AmericaMount Ayr Troop 39.
403 E. South Street, Mount Ayr Ph. 641-464-3821
HOURS: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mount Ayr Retail Store
Great assortment of Layer Chicksavailable to take homestarting at (pullet price)
Cornish Cross Broiler Chicks(straight run price)
– WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF CHICK SUPPLIES –
Buy (5) 50-lb. bagsof Start & Grow,Flockraiser orLayena Feed, andGet 1 Bag FREE.
• Daniel E. Yoder of Lamoni andMiriam A. Swartzentruber of Lamo-
ni. Married February 26, 2013. Date
marriage ﬁled March 12, 2013.
SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR ANDTRAFFIC CONVICTIONS
March 7-14, 2012
Sat Van Le, Mount Ayr, $132.50,operation of motor vehicle withexpired license.Kenneth Kline, Creston,$127.50, seat belt violation.
Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, Mount
Ayr, $200.00, failure to securechild.Joel Adam Osborn, Maryville,MO, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.over the speed limit.
FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY
• March 13 - A judgment wasﬁled in magistrate’s court ﬁnding
Josh Briner of Diagonal guilty of
theft in the ﬁfth degree.Briner was ordered to pay a ﬁne
of $100, a surcharge of $35, a lawenforcement initiative surcharge of $125, court costs of $60 and res-titution to Jerry’s Sinclair in theamount of $71.79, all monies pay-able to the clerk of court by March20, 2013. Briner was also ordered
to be ﬁngerprinted by the RinggoldCounty Sheriff’s Ofﬁce withinseven days of this ﬁling.• March 13 - A judgment wasﬁled in magistrate’s court ﬁnd-
ing Aaron John Kenover Elken of Mount Ayr guilty of interference
with ofﬁcial acts.
Elken was sentenced to sevendays in jail which is to be served
within 45 days of this ﬁling. In ad-
dition Elken was ordered to paycourt costs of $60 and jail fees of $350, all monies payable to theclerk of court. Appeal bond wasset at $300 cash only.
• March 13 - A judgment wasﬁled in magistrate’s court ﬁnding
Kayla Kathleen McVey, aka KaylaMorgan, of Mount Ayr guilty of driving while license suspended.McVey was sentenced to sevendays in jail, given credit for twodays served, and ordered to servethe remainder within 45 days of
this ﬁling. In addition, McVey wasordered to pay a ﬁne of $250, a
surcharge of $87.50, court costs of $60, jail fees of $350 and servicefees of $21.50, all monies payableto the clerk of court. Appeal bondwas set at $300 cash only.
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)
March 7-14, 2012Thursday, March 7
9:23 a.m., dog call. (MA)3:24 p.m., caller reporting sto-len items. (MA)4:20 p.m., attorney calling forinmate’s information. (OC)
4:21 p.m., call for ofﬁcer. (KE)
4:16 p.m., call about inmate’sbond. (OC)7:14 p.m., caller wanting toknow why the law is after him.(KE)8:04 p.m., caller reporting asuspicious vehicle that was drivingrecklessly. (OC)8:11 p.m., magistrate callingwith information regarding inmate.(OC)8:22 p.m., caller reporting asuspicious individual.8:25 p.m., caller with questionsregarding inmate’s bond. (OC)8:53 p.m., caller with informa-tion for dispatcher. (MA)
Friday, March 8
12:05 a.m., caller reporting sto-len property. (MA)7:25 a.m., caller reporting sto-len property. (MA)9:43 a.m., caller with jail/in-mate information. (OC)10:20 a.m., caller reportingtheir vehicle had broken down onthe highway. (MA)10:44 a.m., call back requested.(MA)11:25 a.m., caller with jail/in-mate information. (OC)11:26 a.m., caller reporting acontrolled burn. (MA)1:07 p.m., caller with informa-tion for sheriff. (CO)1:16 p.m., caller reporting atheft. (KE)1:43 p.m., caller with informa-tion. (CO)6 p.m., caller reporting animalabuse. (MA)6:46 p.m., 911 call. (CO)
Saturday, March 9
8:18 a.m., caller with questions
for ofﬁcer. (KE)
3:23 p.m., inmate call. (MA)
4:52 p.m., caller needing ofﬁ-
cer. (MA)5:12 p.m., caller reporting ascam. (MA)6:57 p.m., REC call. (OC)
Sunday, March 10
9:27 a.m., inmate call. (MA)9:25 a.m., 911 call, request foran ambulance.9:55 a.m., paramedic calling toadvise they were on the scene.3:46 p.m., caller needing in-mate’s information. (OC)5:03 p.m., caller with message
for ofﬁcer. (KE)
5:47 p.m., caller needing in-mate’s information. (OC)6:43 p.m., caller with phonecard for inmate. (OC)
Monday, March 11
12:58 a.m., caller reporting ve-hicle in the ditch. (MA)12:28 p.m., caller in the area.(OC)12:55 p.m., caller setting upvisitation with inmate. (KE)1:26 p.m., caller setting up visi-tation with inmate. (OC)1:46 p.m., caller with informa-tion regarding inmate. (OC)3:21 p.m., call for jailer. (OC)3:27 p.m., caller setting up visi-tation with inmate. (OC)4:27 p.m., phone card called in.(OC)4:39 p.m., 911 call. (BE)6:15 p.m., caller with informa-
tion for ofﬁcer. (MA)
7:53 p.m., vehicle lockout.(MA)
Tuesday, March 12
2:12 a.m., caller reporting at-tempted theft. (KE)
2:24 a.m., reserve ofﬁcer withinformation for ofﬁcer. (CO)
8:35 a.m., caller advising theirvehicle had broken down. (MA)9:14 a.m., caller leaving phonenumber for the sheriff. (OC)9:45 a.m., caller checking on acase. (KE)9:55 a.m., caller reporting fuelstolen out of tank. (CO)10:10 a.m., caller with questionabout gun permits. (MA)11:16 a.m., caller advising of anunsafe situation. (TI)11:29 a.m., caller needing in-formation for insurance company.12:04 p.m., call for sheriff.(OC)1:10 p.m., caller needing infor-mation from chief deputy. (OC)1:36 p.m., call for sheriff. (BE)2 p.m., vehicle lockout. (MA)2:57 p.m., caller reporting asign down. (TI)
9:58 p.m., caller needing ofﬁ-
cer’s help. (MA)
Wednesday, March 13
8:40 a.m., caller wanting to pickup stolen property.8:55 a.m., caller reporting ha-rassment.8:29 a.m., vehicle lockout.9:20 a.m., caller wanting toknow the rules regarding ATV ve-hicles on roadway. (CO)12:25 p.m., caller with informa-tion regarding inmate. (OC)1:25 p.m., caller trying to locatefamily member. (MA)5:51 p.m., caller reportingpower lines were down on a truck.(OC)8:25 p.m., caller reporting as-sault. (MA)9:53 p.m., caller with informa-tion for inmate. (OC)
Thursday, March 14
4:57 a.m., caller with confusedperson who lives in Mount Ayr.(OC)6:52 a.m., caller reporting theyhad hit a deer on Highway 169.(CO)8:39 a.m., report of a controlledburn. (TI)
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.
Gary Smith,109 W. Madison St., 464-2397.Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. -4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - noon;Closed Wednesdays and Fridays.In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.
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.
The second half of the 2011property taxes are due March31, 2013. Mailed payments post-marked by April 1, 2013 will nothave a penalty assessed. Whenpaying your taxes, please includethe tax stub from your tax state-ment.
Applications for 2013 IowaProperty Tax Credit for Elderly andDisabled Taypayers must be sub-
mitted by the ﬁling date of May 1,
2013. Applications may be picked
up in the ofﬁce or downloaded at
www.iowatreasurers.org.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 February birth datesare reminded to register their mo-tor vehicles by March 31, 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.
GarySmith, 109 W. Madison St., 464-2397. Mondays and Thursdays,8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8 a.m.- noon; Closed Wednesdays andFridays. In case of emergency 641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.
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Thank YouThank You
would liketo thank all the 2013 Pheasants Forever sponsors for theirgenerous donations to enable our organization to helpcreate more food and shelter plots for a better pheasanthabitat in our county. Money spent in Ringgold countyincludes
Fogle Recreation Area,$20,620; Kellerton Grassland BCA, $18,000, and Don and
Advanced Ag LLC - CrestonAmerican Legion AuxiliaryAunt Jennie’s AtticB & M RecyclingBarker ImplementBass Pro Shop - AltoonaBean Town CafeBedford Building SupplyRandy BishopBoyer’s BarBoyt Harness CompanyBrundage ElectricCGI FoodsCabela’sCampfire Stories TVClearview Homes and ClearviewEstatesCommunity Meat ProcessorsCorning Gun ClubCountry BlossomsCunning Insurance Co IncCunning Real Estate and Land AuctionDari SweetDiagonal Building ProductsDick’s Barber ShopDollar GeneralDredge Feed ServiceEdward Jones InvestmentsEighmy MonumentCompanyExcel Engineering - DiagonalFarm and HomeFarm Bureau InsuranceFarmers Cooperative - Mount AyrFirst Federal Savings Bank - CrestonFirst National Bank - CrestonFogle Lake 3D ArcheryFord ConstructionMike FordFreedom Creek PrairieG & I Feed and GrainGavilon Ag Service, LLCGerold’s OffspringsGlendenning Motor Co.Great Western Bank - Mount AyrHeartland Energy SolutionsDennis Hemann, D.C.Hilltop Veterinary ClinicHymbaugh ConstructionHy-Vee - Mount AyrThe Insurance Station - Deb LarsonIowa State Savings Bank - CrestonIris’ Beauty ShopJames L. Pedersen, P.C.Jami’s House Cleaning - Jami LoveJamie’s Coffee Mill and DeliJim Smith AuctioneeringJohnson Trailer Sales - TingleyKelly James AuctioneeringKelly Tire and ExhaustKlejch InsuranceLeMar Industries Corp.Lefty’s Club TavernLiberty Exteriors - Jeff ChromyLongfellow DrillingLongfellow FoundationLucky LanesLynn’s SinclairMFA OilMickey D’sJ.D. Moberg -Moberg Iowa RealtyMount Ayr Community FFA ChapterMount Ayr Health Care Center andMaple Ridge Assisted LivingMount Ayr Golf and Country ClubThe Mount Ayr Inn & SuitesMount Ayr Massage TherapyMount Ayr Record-NewsMount Ayr Tractor and MachineMount Ayr Veterinary ClinicMunyon Plumbing and HeatingNAPA Auto Parts - Mount AyrJim NewtonNewton Sporting Goods andGunsmithingNotorius BBQThe OfficeJohn Parrish - PioneerPodium InkPrincess TheaterRicker Air Conditioning, Heating andPlumbingRieper Law Office - Des MoinesRinggold Beef ProducersRinggold County Conservation BoardRinggold County Senior CitizensActivity CenterRoberts Auto Inc.Romano’s PizzaRumors Bar and GrillJan Rusk - In Memory of MaxGlendenningSavanna Sky Landscape Design -Jeremy NewtonWayde RossScheels - West Des MoinesShafer Insurance AgencyService Tech - CrestonShellburg QuarrysSickels AutomotiveSickels Lime and RockSilver Spur Cafe & Bar - GrandRiverSmith OilSmith and Reynolds Car WashSouthwest Builder Supply, Inc.Southwest Iowa Rural ElectricCooperativeSplash ‘N Dash Car WashSportsman’s Warehouse -AnkenyClint SpurrierStephens Tire and OilSteve Newton ConstructionStill in StyleSubway - Mount AyrSunBest Foods LLC - ClearfieldSur-Gro - DiagonalSweet Escapes Salon and SpaTaygold CooperativeTaylor FiberglassGail Trullinger FamilyTrullinger FarmCurt Turner - American FamilyIns.US BankUnion County ConservationBoardVetter Equipment/Case I.H.Walmart - CrestonWatson and Armstrong FuneralHomesWhite’s WoodworkingWiley Pest ControlGordon and Linda WinklerWm. H. French AgencyWoodLink, Ltd.Jessie WoollumsTed Zimmerly
Ringgold County Pheasants ForeverBanquet Committee
Connie Huff Wildlife Area, $3,000.
Food Plots, $20,150;Food Plot Seed, $656; Woody Cover, $2,330; Ringgold County Hunter Safety, $1,250;Conservation Camps (Boys and Girls), $1,450; Buffer Strips, $4,000; Southwest Iowa SeedDrill, $675; Ringgold County S.W.C.D. Tree Planter, $1,000; Nesting Cover, $627; Archeryin the Schools Program, $1,000; CRP Enhancement Program, $1,250; LegislatureConservation Awareness, $275 and Iowa Pheasants Forever Wildlife Areas, $200 - for atotal of $76,483. The following donors support Pheasants Forever -- Please support them!
porary ﬁx.• Soil and sludge samples from
the wastewater treatment planthave been sent to the lab, and Wisesaid sludge from the plant shouldbe ready for land application whenweather permits.
• Wise has met with the aquatic
center/FEMA safe room commit-tee to coordinate efforts to con-tinue that project. His departmentwill help run new water lines andphone lines, install a culvert undera sidewalk and assist Jeff Sickels inremoving the old bathhouse struc-ture. It was noted all work associ-ated with the FEMA grant must becompleted by May 17.
• The street crew has ﬁnalized
locations and will install trail signsalong city streets as part of theHealthy Iowa Initiative project. Inaddition, signs will be posted at the
More on city council discussions
Little League ﬁelds to alert people
to the location of the FEMA saferoom.
• Wise said there is considerable
work yet to be done in replacementof valves in the city water system.He has asked a number of compa-nies for price estimates and hopesto have that information within thenext few days.
• Wise also updated the councilabout wastewater certiﬁcation for
the city crew. He said applicationsfor testing had been submitted, andthey’re now waiting for testingdates. He added the city had untilApril 30 to have at least one em-
Vicki Sickels, representingRinggold County Public Health,
requested the council authorize
Becky Nardy, from the SouthernIowa Council of Governments(SICOG), to assist Public HealthAgency with grant applications.Because the city is a member
of SICOG, the authorization for
Nardy’s services had to come fromthe city.The council approved adver-tising for mowing bids using the
same speciﬁcations as last year.
They also approved the settle-ment agreement and release stem-ming from a wrongful terminationclaim by former city employee TedF. Wood.A Class C beer and Sunday salespermit was approved for Smith Oilcompany.Superintendent Wise said hewould investigate a handful of res-ident questions, including removalof the tree affecting a sewer line,replacement of a curb at an aban-doned driveway, the condition of the roadway near the camper dump
site and securing the ﬂag above
city hall.nity members.The bottom line for this sce-nario is that Iowa is looking atthe Iowa Cares plan with limitedeligibility and coverage and onethat would have to be waivered bythe government to continue past2013. However, Iowa dollars havealready paid into the Medicaid ex-pansion, and if Iowa does not optinto the plan, those dollars will goto other states. In addition, withthe Iowa Cares program Iowa re-ceives 60 percent funding from thefederal government to cover theapproximate 89,000 eligible Io-wans and opting into the Medicaidexpansion plan would provide 100percent coverage for an approxi-mate 150,000 eligible Iowans.In further discussion of po-tential federal impact on hospitalfunding, it was reported that se-questration will go into effect April1 and will affect Medicare claimswith dates of service or dischargeon or after April 1. This change
will reﬂect a two percent reduction
to the provider, but will not affect
beneﬁciary payments such as co-
pays or deductibles.On a positive note, RinggoldCounty Hospital sponsored a freehealth care screening day that in-
cluded for the ﬁrst time not onlylab screening but also ﬁtness
screening. This screening wasavailable to both hospital employ-ees and public participants andwas offered by the Cardiac Rehaband Physical Rehab departmentsas part of a health and wellness
marketing plan. The ﬁtness screen
will be offered on a quarterly basisand lab tests are offered annually.Good attendance at the event wasreported.New board member Mike Hop-kins reported on the Mercy boardorientation he recently attendedand remarked that it provided agood opportunity to become famil-iar with the operation of health carefacilities, with additional informa-
tion on legal and ﬁnancial aspects
as well as physician recruitmentand other topics of interest.Dr. Jerald Phipps has been of-
ﬁcially welcomed to the staff at
Ringgold County Hospital and fa-vorable response has been receivedfrom patients and from Dr. Phippsas he settles into his position.Old business reports included
continuing efforts to ﬁnd a buyer
for the old hospital facility, with atleast one interested party, and theER situation remains short staffedas efforts to remedy the problemcontinue.
Teresa Roberts took the ﬂoor
again as the board asked for up-
dates on reﬁnancing the current
bonds that have both high interestrates and hefty prepayment penal-ties. Roberts explained a new HUD
program that is in its ﬁrst year andwill provide reﬁnancing to approx-
imately 6-12 selected hospitals.Roberts explained the programhas some restrictive elements thatmight prevent RCH from takingadvantage of the program; how-ever, RCH also meets much of theoutlined criteria. It was decided tocontinue to explore the programin an informal way at this point togather more information before the
board makes any ﬁrm decision on
going forward with paperwork toapply for the program.The Ringgold County Hos-pital held their annual budgetmeeting Monday, March 11.The 2014 budget present-ed showed total revenue at$25,390,811 and non-operatingrevenue at $1,411,972.Total operating expensewas listed at $18,200,542 with$7,973,250 of that expense
from wages and beneﬁts and
$10,227,292 from other operat-ing expenses.Total gain estimated for the2014 budget is $26,240.Teresa Roberts, CFO ex-
plained the ﬁve percent across-
the-board increase being con-sidered and voted on and alsorecommended a three percent
wage and beneﬁt increase sub-
ject to merit and cash availabil-ity.Additional items discussedbefore voting was the antici-pated rise in utilities due to the7-10 percent hike as per AlliantEnergy. Roberts noted that utili-ties are watched closely and thehospital is looking at usage re-duction.Items that will be purchasedin the 2014 budget include up-dated laparoscopic equipmentand a new power cot for theambulance service. RinggoldCounty Hospital ambulanceservices currently have onepower cot, but a second cot isconsidered essential for trans-portation safety of both patientsand employees.
RCH presents2014 budget
More on hospital board meeting
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