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Hills Bank ailTmt eioa IT'S THAT SIIqPLE: HOME OF THE QUILT CAPITAL OF IOWA Bags of books Books remaining from the Kalo- na Public Library Book Sale are available - $3 for a full bag. Kalona Easter Egg Hunt March 26 The third Annual Kalona His- torical Village Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 26, will begin with doors opening at 10 a.m. A freewill donation lunch of hot dogs, chips, cookies and a drink will be served at 11 a.m. Egg hunting categories are ages 1 to 3, 4 to 7 and 8 to 10, Other activ- ities include a petting zoo, games, coloring, tattoos, Penny Bear from Hills Bank and Trust, Truman the Dragon from Kidsville News. IMS Farmer Feed April 1 The annual Iowa Mennonite School FFA Farmer Feed will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 1, at the IMS cafeteria. IMS FFA invites all area farm- ers to its annual farmer apprecia- tion breakfast. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, coffee, juice and fellowship. Fire Department Breakfast April 2 The annual Kalona Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Day is Saturday, April 2, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage and eggs. Sen. Ernst rep in Washington April 5 A representative of U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) will be at the Washington County Public Li- brary from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Washington County Public Library. Those unable to attend and are seeking assistance from federal agencies can visit Ernst.Senate.Gov on the Internet to contact one of Ernst's offices. Babe Ruth tourney in Kalona July 26-31 For the first time, the 13U Babe Ruth Tournament featuring teams from nine states and the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan will be held in Kalona. Scheduled for July 26 to 31 at the Kalona Park, the teams are from North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Saskatchewan and a local team from Tri-County (Kalona, River- side and Wellman). An opening ceremony and pic- nic will be held Tuesday, July 26. The games will be in the evening Wednesday, Thursday and Friday' all day Saturday; and finals Sun- day. Life Crossings .................... 2A Clubs ................................... 3A Opinion ............................... 4A Looking Back ...................... 3B Farm News .......................... 2B Sports ................................... 1B Education ............................ 4B Classifieds ............................ 6A Professional Directory ...... 8A Legal Publications .............. 7A lll!l!,UIIl!!l!l!lilllll Kalona Brewing Company Chef Justine Wieczorek pre- paring her maple creations - maple apple sauce and maple mango chutney - at the Des Moines IPTV studio kitchen with host Charity Nebbe. lease cil un by ReB Slechta The Kalona News The Kalona City Council voted 5-0 at Monday's meeting to lease the Performance Therapies facil- ity in Bulltowne Plaza off High- way I starting April I. City Administrator Ryan Schla- baugh told the council that in ad- dition to leasing the main floor and lower level of the Perfor- mance facility for $2,250 monthly for 21 months, the motion includ- ed agreeing to lease/purchase the exercise equipment from Per- formance at a depreciated value of $20,532.07 using 50 percent Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) funds and 50 percent LOST (local option sales tax) funds. He said the equip- ment will have a trade in value of about $9,500 when the city gets ready to purchase new equipment when the new Rec Center opens. The city will be responsible for mance con ru ion all maintenance during the lease and all equipment will become the property of the city at the end of the lease. Schlabaugh said this will be for a period of 21 months or until the new facility recently approved by Kalona voters opens. Total cost of the lease will be $47,250, plus utilities will cost about $6,300 and signage will cost about $300. How- ever, the cost of snow removal and outside upkeep will be included at no extra charge. Schlabaugh said the city will have to provide a registration or admittance desk for the Y and would have to move the present cameras and keyless entry sys- tem from the current Community building to the Performance facil- ity. Performance will continue to have space for a physical thera- pist and would like to have space in the new facility to offer physi- cal therapy services. CITY - see page 10A er ness Imoto$ ~ IFTV An Iowa Public TV cameraperson films at The Kalona Brewery last fall for the show, "iowa Ingredi, ent." Justine Wieczorek, chef at the Kalona Brewing Company, will be featured on Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Ingredient" series. The show will air at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, and 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 2. This epi- sode features Iowa made maple syrup. An Iowa IPTV film crew vis- ited Kalona Brewing last fall. Wiezorek was given the chal- lenge of preparing a recipe using Iowa maple syrup. Later, the Kalona chef created maple explores maple syrup, aspara- apple sauce and maple mango gus, aronia berries, potatoes, chutney at the Des Moines IPTV butter, tomatiUos, cherries, studio kitchen with host Char- bison and brussels sprouts. ityNebbe. Kalona Brewing Company Now in its fifth season, Iowa owners, Ted Nagy and Lew Ingredient profiles the farms, Brewer, have long held the be- restaurants and ingredients lief that eating local and organ- that make Iowa food uniquely ic food is best. In their restau- Iowan. Each episode features rant, the same standard is held. a single Iowa ingredient and Wiezorek uses organic and lo- treats viewers to a spectacular cally produced food as much as trip from the farm to the table, the seasons allow. This seas0n, host Charity Nebbe I I I moves to ift school rict arc When the Kalona Fire De- partment's siren is sounded for three minutes - that means take cover. A 90-sec- ond warn- ing means the danger has appar- ently passed. The tornado siren warning is only employed when a tornado has been sighted or a tornado warning has been issued by the National Weather Service, says Kalona Fire Chief Steve Yotty. "We try to be discreet," said Yotty, adding the siren warning isn't used for severe thunderstorms or tornado watches. A tornado watch is issued when the possibility of tornado development occurs and a tornado warning is usually issued when a tornado has been spotted. The Kalona fire station is also notified by Washington County Communication Center after area tornados have been sighted. When tornado warnings are is- sued, three Kalona fire trucks are The emergency shelter for Kalona is at the Community Center/YMCA - the lower hall adjacent to the Kalona City Council Chambers. deployed to the highest points in the area -Richmond, 140th Street and 10th Street. Each truck has two volunteer storm spotters. Yotty will also often do his own patrolling be- By lake Bourgeois reasoned that Iowa code "autho- of a feeding operation construc- The Kalona News rizes a gift for public purpose, and tion for Brandon Bell. The permit WEATHER - see page 10A At Tuesday's meeting of the certainly a public school, I don't application was for the '~ddition Washington County Board of Su- know how you get clearly a public of 2499 head swine finishing fa- 6 i ty pervisors, the supervisors amend- purpose than a public school." cility." The proposed building is Commun Visioning' ed the proposed resolution for the County Attorney Shawn Show- 51'2"x401'4" and includes an 8' pit. residents PJL J__ sale of land to the Washington ers suggestedleavingit as a sale The application was approved :a~uruay Community School District to saying, "I think the way to do it unanimously. make it a gift. is you set up a public hearing and The supervisors also voted Over 60 community members or by following the Dan Kitchen was present as the that gives people the opportunity unanimously to allow Chairper- came out on Saturday to meet link on the City of Kalona web- attorney representing the school if they were theoretically inter- son Richard Young to sign the with students and staff from Iowa site. district. "There is a 10 foot strip ested in purchasing that narrow agreement for $5o0,ooo of Traf- State University and Trees Forev- The Community Visioning Proj- of land that has been apparently land, that gives them a fair shot fic Safety Improvement Program er to participate in the 2016 Corn- ect is about hall way through the owned by the county for about at it." (TSIP) funding. The TSIP funds munity Visioning Program. planning stage. Future areas for four decades" due to unpaid taxes, However, with the prevailing were awarded after the county Community members were di- input from the community will according to Kitchen. The land- thought being nobody would have applied for the money to make vided into focus groups through- include project goal setting, corn- locked strip of land owned by the much use for a strip of land like improvements on Riverside Road out the day ranging from Senior munity design workshops and district due to their previous ex- that, the supervisors unanimous- from County Road G26 to County Citizen, Parents and Children plan reviews. The final goal of pansion, ly approved a resolution to set a Road G36. The project would over- and Active Recreationists. ISU the Visioning Project will be that The original resolution called hearing date of April 5 to gift the lay the road, widen it, and include garnered information on the ame- the Kalona community will work for the county to sell the land to land to the district. The district an addition of a paved shoulder, nities that the groups liked and to develop; fund and implement the school district at price of one would pay all necessary fees re- They also approved the liquor areas also amenities they would projects that the community feels dollar. However, Jack Seward Jr. lated to the transfer of the land. license for Four Corners Caf~ and like to see incorporated into Kalo- would enhance Kalona. suggested that the county gift There was also a public hearing Fresh Market in Ainsworth and na. If community members would the land. Kitchen said that such held at the meeting in question. It approved a resolution to move A full list of responses can be like to participate going forward, a move would be warranted. He concerned the acknowledgement * COUNTY - see page 9A obtained at www.communitvi- contact City Hall at 656-2310. ,-9 Stop by for a visit and check out r our selection of locally-handmade gifts and antiques! 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