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PAgE 10A NEWS THE KALONA NEWS, AUGUST 29, 2013 Rabbit and squil&apos;rel season opens Aug. 31 Rabbit and squirrel hunting seasons begin August 31, and outlook for hunting both species is positive based on population surveys and availability of food sources. Cottontail Rabbits Based on the DNR's recently completed August roadside sur- vey of upland game, southern Iowa has the best rabbit densi- ties heading into fall, but hunters statewide should see better cot- tontail numbers compared to last year. The survey showed numbers increased significantly with the south central, southeast, and east central regions reporting the best densities. The most effective techniques for pursuing rabbits are stomp- ing brush piles, walking slowly through abandoned farmsteads or along brushy fencerows, or wooded draws with one or more beagles. Beagles and other trailing dogs can increase hunter succes d improve the quality of the hunt. The cottontail season remains open until February 28, the daily bag limit is 10, and the possession limit is 20. Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset. Hunters can view the roadside counts of cottontails in early September on the DNR's website at www.iowad- Squirrels Iowa's squirrel numbers should be above average this year for most of the state, based on oak and hickory mast production. HUNTING - see page 11A From page 2A SCHOOL individual has promised $1 mil- lion toward the project. He said it is possible more donations and grants, such as from the Washing- ton County Riverboat Foundation, could help with the project. The City of Kalona has also voiced interest in the Middle School gym project - possibly fi- nancing part of the project if it included space for a city commu- nity center. Schneider said he had received two offers of existing buildings this week. One of the offers was for the second floor above the Wellman Senior Dining facility and the pharmacy - $450,000 for 4,000 square feet or $650,000 for 6,000 square feet. The offers in- cluded remodeling and installing an elevator. Schneider said the top floor of the building could be pur- chased by the school district like a condominium. Possible uses would include the Central Offices and Alternative Learning facility. School board members voiced no support for the site, noting they had said they wanted a fa- cility that would be viable for 50 years and would reflect well on the school district. The second offer was for the former Hopf Furniture building in Kalona, which could house the Home Schooling Assistance Pro- gram, as well as other possible uses. Schneider noted that any bond issue would have to include all the school facilities to be successful with voters. In other business the board ap- proved the hiring of a nutritional director who would serve as the head cook at one of the three school kitchens, as well as direct the work of the other head cooks, have final authority for district menus and meal processes, coor- dinate district wide food supply and purchases and review and an- alyze nutrition program data and information to institute program improvements. Substitute pay was also ap- proved- Bus Driver $40 per route; Cook $11.38 per hour; Associate $11.54 per hour; Teacher $120 full day $60 half day; Custodian $12.75 per hour; Secretary $12.33 per hour; and Librarian-Media Secre- tary $11.79 per hour. Personnel changes were - Con- tracts issued to: Ross Schumaker, spring musical director $1,870.20; Mac Hopper, Fall Play Director, $2,521.38; Tom Ulin, Pre-k bus as- sociate $15.00 per hour 10 hours per week; and Audra Hershberger, Pre-K associate $11.54 per hour. From page 1A * COUNTY for its employees to scale the deck- less bridge. With the county's secondary roads and bridges needing so much work, he told the board, his department would not be spend- ing money on trails and their bridges. Thorius added that any such county expenditure would have to come from another depart- ment, such as the County Conser- vation Department. Another possibility suggested by Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh Thorius said, was a possible moving of the bridge to the Kalona Historical Village. The county engineer re- lated that a National Guard unit had moved a bridge by helicopter 6 or 7 years ago as a training exer- cise in Jones County. Thorius said he contacted the contractor on that job, who told him it might not work for the Bunker Mill Bridge because it is much longer. The county engineer said it might be possible to cut the bridge into two units for transportation. Thorius asked the supervisors for approval to begin the process of removing the bridge, which would include seeking quotes for its demolition. Time is very im- portant, he warned, because the weakened structure poses a liabil- ity for the county. The supervisors agreed and told Thorius to begin whatever was needed to reduce the liability risk, though did not formerlly yet make a decision on the bridge's ultimate fate. It will be on the agenda next week, at which time the supervisors would like to hear from area residents or organizations that have thoughts on the matter. Steve LaFaurie, a member of the Washington County Trails Committee, said work had been going ahead on the Kalona to Richmond trail and the Bunker Mill Bridge. He noted 90 percent of the engineering had been com- pleted for the design. He asked that there be time given for a pub- lic response on the bridge's fate. The supervisors held a tele- phone conference with the at- torney for Ainsworth, who was requesting a 5-year extension of the town's TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district, which was being used to fund infrastructure improvements for a housing de- velopment - Stout's 1st Addition Urban Renewal District. Iowa Code requires the affected school district and county to approve such extensions past the 10-year period set by the state. Attorney Bob Josten said that with the economic downturn over 8 years ago, the TIF tax revenue was not enough to cover all the infrastruc- ture needed for the housing devel- opment. Except for Bob Yoder, the super- visors agreed on extending the TIF district. Yoder said 10 years should have been enough for the tax period. The board approved the second reading of the ordinance rescind- ing county zoning. The third and final reading is planned for Sept. 3, with a Sept. 26 publication of the ordinance and an effective date of Sept. 27. A public hearing and first read- ing for the floodplain plan man- agement ordinance will be held Sept. 3, followed by a second read- ing Sept. 10 - and final reading Sept. 17. Publication of the ordi- nance will be Sept. 26 and its ef- fective date will be Sept. 27. BUSINESS PROFESSION00 -L 4 A Thu Sat 8/29 8/30 93/63 l'ari ly cloudy. chalice of a ihunder- Sl.t )1"111. re): ,:' 83/58 Slmshinc. ttigh in Ihc htw 80s lnd htws ill lhc upper 50. Pet of the Week Bubbles is a female Pit bull mix who is around 4 years old. We named her Bubbles because she is so sweet and bubbly. She is a gentle girl who loves to snuggle and have her belly rubbed. She walks pretty well with a gentle leader, but could prob- ably still need some leash training. She is also crate trained. She does need a bit of time to warm up to new people, but is progress- ing well at the shelter. She is gentle when play- ing with people, knows sit and shake most of the time. Bubbles is eager to please and loves to give kisses. She would probably benefit from some form of obedience training to positively channel her energy and will need a lot of exercise. Unfortunately, Bubbles will need to live outside of Wash- ington County due to having an incident locally where she killed a cat that was outside while she was at large. Need- less to say, she should not five with cats, but does well with most other dogs. PAWS & More Animal Shel- ter 1004 112 West Madison Street Washington, IA 52353 319-653-6713 00PAWS & M(>rci. Pltl ki Animdls Wilh llcr, & Mrc CONSTRIICTION HEALTH CARE INSURANCE/BUSINESS INSURANCE/BUSINESS 301 5th St,, Kalona (319) 656-4242 (877) 656-4242  Everence GROCERIES AITOMOTIVE *Life *Disability Income *Annuities *Funeral Expense Trust Plan *L0ngterm Care *Health Insurance *College & Retirement Planning LeJchty Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. Call Allen today at :31r) 646 25,!8 7; qi 1tn. 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