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THE KALONA NEWS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 PAGE 9A • From page 1A * ’11W Kalona Celebration. This year we crete work. We still have a few with the MP district to provide • From page 1A * BRIEFS ing cigarette permit for the Dollar utilized the KCTC grassy lot for smallareas and will address those a community-based contest with Mike Moore (candidate to replace General Store and permitting the kid's activities and it went over with other concrete projects come some prizes for both boys and Sandy Griener in the Iowa Sen- sampling of native Iowa wines very well. Next year we will be up this fall. girls. Schlabaugh noted he had ate) fund raiser at the Dick and during the fall festival. The court- having the event on August 22. •A Avenue - Three areas werereached out to the district to see if Jan Gallagher farm, 2672 260th cil also was to approve the closing ERWMA: On Friday Steve and removed and repaired, they would actively promote. The Street, rural Washington (4 miles of the Street from Highway 22 to Schlabaugh met with the Iowa.10th Street - Two areas onegoal would be that the city would east of Washington) Wednesday, D Avenue from 7th Street to 9th Flood Center and the DNR to dis- with curb and gutter repair,have all students submit an essay. Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Food will Street. cuss the planning grant request. WCRF Grant Requests: We haveCemetery: We are still await- be served. Public is invited to the Following is an overview of the He said that the city is focusing had a few comments but please ing the final signage to be com- event. report Schlabaugh prepared for on an "Urban Assessment" that keep them coming and we can pleted but will begin doing the the council: would incorporate the communi- have a discussion on the 15th of final landscaping. We will be in- WEDG offers start-up Sewer Lining / Force Main ties of Wellman, Kalona and Riv- September. stalling 26' of Keystone retaining Replacement: He noted that the erside. On Tuesday night, Schla- REAP Grant: The applicationswall each side of the columns on classes city is progressing with the clean- baugh and Lafaurie presentedwere up 20% this year and due to J Avenue. As well we will be doing A six week step-by-step program ing and televising of the sanitary to the Riverside City council the that they are doing a preliminary major filling and reseeding,for starting or growing your busi- sewer system. On Thursday the plan to get their buy in. assessment and scoring. Schla- Door Hangars: Schlabaugh said ness, making money, and achiev- 28th, the city received the write Kalona Hazard Mitigation baugh said the city should know the city has a preliminary "door ing your goals is being hosted by up from smoke testing from Gar- / FEMA: We were notified that where it tentatively stands on Sep- hangar" that the staff is work- WEDG (Washington Economic den & Associates. There are a cou- FEMA would be setting up com- tember 3rd. ing on that employees can use as Development Group) Tuesdays, ple areas of concerns that the city munity meetings the week of The plan is that the DNR nar- a friendly reminder. The thought 6-9 pm. Sept. 23 through Nov. 4. will be working with the property the 8th. There was a delay due to rows down the pool and not waste would be the employees can have The classes, costing $149, will be owners to address. As well Jack Labor Day and staffing. In work- community's time in going tothem in city vehicles and when held in the ISU Extension office in will be at our council meeting on ing through the issues with the Des Moines. Schlabaugh said he they see an issue they can provide Washington. September 15th and will present Iowa Flood Center and DNR wewould keep council updated on a door hangar. We would chart the Classes will be led by instruc- the preliminary findings, will also be looking to present to how we scored, hangars and if needed follow up tors from the UI John Pappajohn Kalona Downtown Celebra- . FEMA our request for "Urban As- "If I were Mayor": The Iowa with a more formal letter. These Entrepreneurial Center and the lion: Schlabaugh said thankfully sessment" funding. League of Cities has an essay con- would include items such as grass UI Small Business Development the weather cleared out and the Road Work - have completed test for 7th graders. He noted that clippings in the street, overhang- Center. City had another well-attended patching of both asphalt and con- if the city would like to partner ing trees, snow removal, etc. Register online at www.iowa- jpec/events or call 319-335-1022. Iowa's annual August roadside glens had numerous routes with Pheasant weren't the only spe- ant Forever chapters have identi- pheasant count recorded the high- really good counts, most often cies to do well, quail, partridge fled more than 40 public wildlife est number of birds since 2008, near the best pheasant habitat, and rabbits also showed increas- areas to serve as Gamebird Resto- with a statewide average Of 17.4 A map showing the distribution es. To find the complete roadside ration Areas to enhance habitat birds per 30 mile route, of the better pheasant counts is report visit: management for pheasant and This is good news for Iowa's be- available at pheasantsurvey quail. Goals are to enhance habi- leaguered game bird and better pheasantsurvey. "Everything did well this year," tat on public land for pheasant news for small town businesses "We most likely had more birds Bogenschutz said. and quail as well as private land selling gas, food and hunting sup- in 2012 and 2013 but they were Pheasants respond with good in township sized area around plies, missed on our roadside counts habitat each restoration area. "I thought the western third of due to drought conditions not pro- Well managed habitat is criti- The DNR has worked with the the state would do well because it viding an accurate picture. North- cal for a recovery. The DNR used USDA to develop a new continu- had below average snowfall, but east Iowa is still dry and likely has a$1.5millionU.S. Department of ous Conservation Reserve Pro- based on the weather model, the more birds than the 2.7 birds per Agriculture (USDA) grant to de- gram (CRP) targeted at pheas- rest of the state should have been route recorded this year," he said. velop pheasant and quaff habitat ants and their habitat called status quo. Obviously it did much Last year, a record low 40,000 on private land. The DNR wasIowa Pheasant Recovery SAFE better than that," said Todd Be- hunters pursued pheasants and just awarded an additional $3 mil- (CP38). This $100 million pro- genschutz, upland wildlife biolo- based on this year's roadside lion grant to expand the program gram promotes winter and spring gist for the Iowa Department of index, they could harvest more called Iowa Habitat Access Pro- pheasant habitat as well as food Natural Resources and coordina- than 250,000 birds, gram (IHAP) that allows public on CRP lands, up to 50,000 acres tor of the pheasant count. "The "We will definitely have some hunting access to private land. may be enrolled. USDA also has weather model is right 80 percent good hunting near the best habi- Information is available online at a program beneficial to bobwhite of the time, but not this time." tat," Bogenschutz said. "It's not,quail called Upland Habitat Buf- The routes are driven at sun- the good old days but it's the best The DNR has also entered into fers (CP33). Information on both rise on gravel roads preferably we've seen in six years. Is this a partnership with Pheasantsprograms can be found at www. on mornings with heavy dew and enough to bring some huntersForever to provide more staff little wind. Surveyors watch for back? Success usually spreads to help landowners with habitat The CRP is critical for pheas- hens moving their broods to the quickly by word of mouth andand available programs. Visit the ants to recover in Iowa www.iow- road edges to dry off before start- that may bring others out. We'll DNR's website and click the link "Since we no longer ing to look for insects, have to see." for private lands biologists at the have hay or small grain fields to For purposes of the roadsideIowa's youth pheasant season is top of the page raise pheasants, CRP is the only count, the state is divided into Oct. 18-19. Regular pheasant sea- privatelands, habitat we have for the birds on nine climate regions and most re- son is Oct. 25-Jan. 10. DNR wildlife staff and Pheas- private lands," said Bogenschutz. John Waller in concert Sept. 13 John Waller will be in concert at Upper Deer Creek Church at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Daughters of Destiny Band will open the show. Fresh Flow Concerts is sponsor- ing the concert. There will be a freewill Love Of- fering ($10 to $15 suggested.) Waller is known for the song "While I'm Waiting" from the hit movie "Fireproof." Openings remain on AQS DM trip Oct. 2 There are still a few openings on the AQS (American Quilters Soci- ety) bus trip to Des Moines on Oct. 2. The AQS trip is being sponsored by the Kalona Quilt & Textile Mu- seum. For further information, contact Nancy Roth at 319-656-2519 or One-Room School- house Conference at Village on Oct. 10-11 A One Room Schoolhouse Con- ference is being hosted by the Kalona Historical Village Visitors Center on Friday. October 10 and Saturday, October 11. For more in- formation contact Nancy Roth at 319-656-2519 or kalonatours@kctc. net. • From page 1A * RUSS terest of taxpayers of Mahaska tempted to withdraw its member- County to authorize such revenue ship in RUSS and the matter went bonds and interim financing the into arbitration - which resulted project." in the rejection of the departure. The resolution also recommend- A resolution recently passed ed that the executive dire-tor of by the Mahaska County Supervi- RUSS resign for failure to main- sors noted RUSS's contesting the tain a cooperative relationship county's withdrawal and went on with individual governmental to state, " is not in the best in- units. Where The Customer Comes First 24 Hour Service • 7 Days A Week Heating A/C Service/Replacement / 206 • Furnaces • Geothermal • Air Conditioners • Boilers • Plumbing • Heat Pumps 6th St., Kalona ° 319-656-4351 As late summer becomes early gradually reduce the frequency of fall, it is a great time to get out- watering. When wateripg, slowly side and do some yard work. Get apply water to the rootball and the tips on great ways to improve the surrounding soil. A thorough wa- yard, trees, garden and flower tering every seven to 10 days (in beds from Iowa State University dry weather) should be sufficient Extension and Outreach horticul- three to four weeks after plant- turists. To have additional ques- ing. Continue watering until the lions answered, contact the ISU ground freezes. Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hort- Can perennials be Is late summer/early successfully planted in late summer/early fall a good time to fall? plant a tree? Late summer/early fall is an Mid-August through September excellent time to plant many pc- is an excellent time to plant pine, rennials. It also is a good time to spruce and other evergreens. (Ev- move or divide perennials, such ergreens planted in late October as peony, daylily, garden phlox or November may not have ade- and Oriental poppy, Perennials quate time to become established planted in late summer or early before the onset of winter and fall should be mulched with sev- could be subject to desiccation, in- eral inches of straw, pine needles jury and death.) Deciduous trees or other materials in late fall. and shrubs can be planted from Mulching helps prevent repeated August through early November. freezing and thawing of the soil Water newly planted trees every that may heave plants out of the day for three or four days and then • From page 1A * ERWS University Extension • Steve Carson, Farm Service Agency • Stefan Gailans, Practical Farm- ers of Iowa • Wendell Jones, Natural Re- sources Conservation Service/ Johnson Co. Soil and Water Con- servation District • Jason Steele, Natural Resourc- es Conservation Service This event is free and open to the public. A complimentary din- ner will be provided, but an RSVP is requested. To register for this event, go to, call Wren Almitra at the Johnson County Soil and Water Conserva- tion office, (319) 337-2322, ext. 300 or Jody Bailey of the English River Watershed at 319-241-0966. Individ- uals needing accommodations to attend, including transportation, should contact Jody Bailey at the number above. ground. Drying of exposed plant crowns and roots can cause severe damage or death. When is the best time to sow grass seed? Mid-August to mid-September is the best time to seed new lawns and overseed existing lawns in Iowa. Late-summer seeding has several advantages over spring seeding. The seeds of cool-season grasses germinate quickly in the warm soil of late summer. The warm days and cool nights of early fall promote rapid turfgrass growth. The growing grass also has less competition from weeds as few weed seeds germinate in fall. When should I plant tulips and daffodils? 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