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44 KALONA, WASHINGTON COUqTY, IOWA 52247 Thursday, November 3,2005 3 Sections. 1 Insert $1.00 sets 7 meeting City Council will presentation ordinances p.m. on Mon- Proposed ordinance parking on the 3rd Street from (E Avenue) north" The purpose of solve a draft ordinance Prohibit "engine creates load use the brake. Resi- Home have complained noise caused by at the intersec- I and 22. on the tentative the possible Plat for Harvests from Larry Myron Graber. for an additional g lots. be held for Lloyd Miller, be hosting a for him at School from t loon on Saturday, S. sausage and more. be a free will Lloyd Miller as a result of accident in which ured. Kemp and Miller are benefit with the volunteers and at Kalona at the Library are as 9, Under the November with Michelle; 23, Let's Give ; Novem- Storytimes are at for special Children's 13-19. Scouts food Scout Pack #234 grocery bags to November 5. fill the bags food items donated to the Will be collected meets Sup- held Thurs- 10 from 7-8:30 Center, 1121 Iowa City. This is "Coping with Survivor's Sup- to pro- and support someone group meets on of the charge. at 351-0140 for Results the great the entire corn- blood drive last Were 180 pints of from 211 donors to donate. drive with the Center will be 4 on ballo00E, 1 wr'Lte-in seek positions on Kalona Council Kalona residents will have the choice of four people on the ballot for three seats plus the opportunity to enter a write-in candidate for City Council when they go to the polls on November 8, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Plus they will have an oppor- tunity to vote Yes or No to a $4.6 million bond issue to help pay for a $5.1 million county jail. See separate story. Aaron Kos Candidates on the ballot are incumbent Ken Herington, 55,1005 9th Street; Morris Ben- der, 50, 312 C Avenue; David A. Bentley, 54,1211 12th Place; and Regina M. Feltz, 46, 507 7th Street. Write in Candidate Aaron Kos, 32, 212 C Avenue, announced his write-in campaign for city council this week. "I intended to file nomination papers but didn't get it done in time," he noted. If elected, Kos said he would work on improving the city's road maintenance and keeping the city cleaner. .... II Todd Fitzsenry, center (yes, it is), posed wth 5th graders Meghan and Kattle Redlinger during the Kalona Optimist Club's annual Halloween party and costume contest held Monday, October 31, in the Kalona Rec Center. Although Fitzsenry didn't win any prizes, his was unquestionably the scariest costume in the place. Preliminary reports said the group had a record turnout for the event. See page 4B for contest winners, photos by Mary Marek United fund falls short of goal The Board of Directors of the Kalona United Fund announces that $11,134 has been collected toward the goal of $16,000. There are still some envelopes out, and all solicitors are request- ed to turn in their completed envelopes to Hills Bank, Freedom Security Bank, or to treasurer Dick Oyer. If you live in Kalona, and were Ken Herington David Bentley Regina Feltz "We need to keep the city looking nice if we want to continue to attract tourist," Kos commented. "I'd also like to see something different done with water bills and I feel we need to be more selective in how the city's funds are spent. I think we need to spend more wisely." "If Kalona is to grow," he added, "we need to keep our heritage in mind, yet move toward the future." After graduating from Mid-Prairie High School in 1992, Kos persued an education in criminal justice. He gradu- ated from a 2-year program at Waldorf College in Forrest missed on the drive, contribu- tions can be sent to Kalona Unit- ed Fund, PO Box 222, Kalona, IA 52247. Likewise, those living in the rural areas of Kalona are also asked to send their contributions to the above address. By all working together, it may still be possible to meet out goal of $16,000. City and studied one year at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska before deciding criminal justice was not his field. He returned to Kalona and; worked two years for his uncle, Kevin Kos of Kos Excavation: and five years for Slabach Con- struction before going to work! in October of 2004 as maintain- Morris Bender er (blade) operator for Wash- ington County Secondary Roads Dept. Kos and his wife Gina (a native of Riverside) have two daughters, Kylee, 4, and Lacee, 4 months. Gina works as a secretary for McFarland Heating and AC. They are members of Kalona United Methodist: Church. In his spare time, Kos enjoys fishing and hunt-: ing. *CANDIDATES - see page 8A Chamber learns about Christmas promotion, luSt Class Apparel Plans for the Christmas shop- . these demonstrations." ping season and an overview of what's available at 1st Class Apparel were heard by those attending the monthly luncheon of the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday, October 31. New members introduced were Kristin Peiffer of Cuddle Bug children's shop and Diane Young with Dale Carnegie Institute. The following November events were announced: Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. at Chamber Building - Retail committee meeting. Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at B-4 Build- ing- Kalona Days planning meet- ing November 25 and 26 - P. Buck- ley Moss in person show and signing hosted by The Village Shop at Kalona United Methodist December 1 to 3 - Yotty's, Inc. 55th Annual Peanut Days. December I to 3 - Christmas in Kalona, Discover the Wonders of Kalona. Kalona Chamber co-president Justyn Miller announced that there would be a Lighted Christ- mas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m., coordinated by Lori Mostek of Kalona Furniture. This will be open to all business- es and retail merchants and espe- cially school, church, civic groups and others. In conjunction with the parade, the Retail Committee members will be visiting with businesses to encourage live demonstrations in stores on Thursday evening. "We would especially like to see storefronts or store windows come alive with Some examples are: Woodcarving at Kalona Furni- ture Chair caning at Kinneer Home Furniture .Candle-dipping Tatting, Twilling or Hand- work Checkers or Old-Time Games Cookie Baking .Quilting .Painting Victorian music .Refreshments "Help us build a case for the many interested visitors to 'Explore the Wonders of Kalona' by coming up with an interesting demonstration for your shop & window," Chamber executive director Karen Bates Chabal added. *CHAMBER - see page 4A City elections to include jail referendum vote on November 8, precincts listed Washington County city residents will be voting on both their city council and mayoral candidates and the county correctional (jail) center next Tues- day, November 8. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in normal precincts. Rural residents will also be voting on the jail ref- erendum on whether the county should vote to approve issuance up to $4.6 million bond issue to help pay for the cost of the construction, furnish- ings and equipment for the proposed $5.1 million jail. The difference will come from county reserves. The proposed site on the new jail is on county owned property west of Washington near the Orchard Hill facility. It is designed to house 42 but can be expanded to 68 beds by adding bunk beds to 26 of the cells. According to county officials, construction of the new jail will not raise taxes as the projected cost of paying for the bonds and operating the jail are pro- jected to be less than the current cost of housing and transporting prisoners out to out of county facilities. Existing FY 2004-05 costs for adult corrections is JAIL. see page 10A Open enrollment guidelines told Parents/guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their children in another public school district in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates: March 1, 2006 - last date for regular open enroll- * ENROLLMENT - see page 10A Annual Pleasant00riew Benefit Sale a success by Monica Miller Some people refer to the Pleasantview Benefit Sale as a cheese and bologna sale and, in fact, that is true. But, the sale is so much more. The Pleasantview Benefit Sale is a time for the community of Kalona to pull together to support the local nursing home. It is a joint effort of area businesses, volunteers who serve on committees throughout the year, auctioneers who donate their time to run the sale and area residents who come to the sale to eat a meal, make a donation or buy an item through the sale. This year was the 50th annual benefit sale. At the start of the sale Friday evening, head auctioneer Stan Yoder asked all those present at this year's sale who were also at the first sale to stand. A good num- ber of people stood and during that time it was learned that Henry Beachy who was at this year's sale was a member of the original plan- ning committee for the first sale. His son, Merle Beachy, served on the executive committee for this year's sale. Auctioneer Wilbur Swartzendruber said that he had auctioned at 49 of the 50 Pleas- antview Benefit Sales and was willing to take a turn at the micro- phone again this year. Thanks to the combined effort of all involved in this year's benefit sale, approximately $58,500 was raised for Pleasantview Home to use toward expenses of the Phase I building program which includes pre- liminary work for the Phase II building project. One quilt sold for $1,200 and one in-home meal sold for $400 but the bulk of the money raised came from generous bidding on a variety of items from but- ternut squash, to ground cherry pie, to jars of peanuts and, of course, the ever-present cheese and bologna. Wilbur Swartzendruber, center, has worked 49 of the 50 Pleasantvlew Benefit Sales held since 1956. With him in the auctioneer's podium are Jeremiah Gingerich of Freedom Securi- ty Bank, who, with other local bank officials acted as clerks, and Monica Miller, who, with her husband Merlin, at front, co-chaired this year's event. At right is Michael Brenneman, who assisted with the sale. 2A News 3A Town 4A News 5A Church 6A 7A News 8A Farm 9A Business 10A Sports 1-3B Optimists Halloween 4B Education 5B Real Estate Transfers 6B Legal Publications 7B Classifieds 8-10B Business Director/ 9B Weather 10B I, t3al Publications .'in this ISs - PeSt b.111 Public Notice Sheriff's Levy and Sale - Union Planters Bank vs Kurtz et al Sheriff's Levy and Sale - Beneficial Iowa vs Guiterrez et al Mid-Prairie School Board, Oct. 25 meeting Washington Co. Board of Supervisors, Sept. 16 meeting Washington Co. Board of Supervisors, Sept. 20 meeting Thursday Thur. Night Friday Saturday Mostly sunny. Mainly clear. Times of clouds Mostly cloudy and sun. with rain possible. High 68 Low 42 H00gh6O Low ,O Mag. 56 Lows