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Wednesday, November 18, 2015|
|WINTERSET USB TO EXPAND HWY. 92 FACILITY, RELOCATE DOWNTOWN OFFICES|
| Officials with the Winterset Union State Bank have announced that it will be doubling the size of its Winterset Highway 92 bank and moving its downtown Court Avenue services to the renovated bank by this time next year.
This change focuses on streamlining services to give clients in the Madison County area one location for all their banking needs.
“We’ve been watching traffic patterns at both Winterset locations, and the majority of our clients use our Highway 92 branch,” said Jeffrey Nolan, president and CEO, Union State Bank.
|HOSPITAL NAMED AMONG TOP 20 CRITICAL ACCESS IN THE NATION|
| Madison County Memorial Hospital in Winterset has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country, based on a patient satisfaction survey.
The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Madison County Memorial Hospital, scored best among critical access hospitals in the “iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index” for patient satisfaction.
|RAND PAUL VISITS WINTERSET|
| Kentucky senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul visited the Winterset Library on Thursday.
A crowd of about 30 individuals attended the event to listen to Paul discuss the importance of “protecting the entire Bill of Rights”, and “limiting” the powers of the “Washington Machine.”
He spoke on the importance of defending not only the first and second amendments, but “all the amendments, especially the fourth, fifth and sixth amendments.
|ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM TO HELP 49 FAMILIES THIS SEASON |
| Now in its 24th year, the Adopt-A-Family program is drawing to a close for the season, as Thanksgiving is just around the bend. The annual adoption tradition was created to serve the local community, and the folks that need just a little extra help with the Thanksgiving holiday.
This year, a total of 49 families were on the list, with everything from single dads with kids to couples with up to five or more children. According to organizers, all 49 families have been adopted.
|UTILITIES SEEK COMBINED $8.14 MILLION BUDGET FOR 2016|
| The Winterset Utility Board is proposing a nearly $8,138,241 budget for the budget year which begins Jan. 1, 2016, with officials saying they are trying to trim the line on expenses, especially after the spending that 2015 brought.
“We have been trying to hold things to a bare minimum,” city utilities general manager Scott Wesselmann said.
That comes one year after both the Cedar Lake dredging and Cedar Lake spillway rehabilitation projects have been completed.
|WINTERSET COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS REMAIN UNCHANGED|
| A recount of the election night Winterset City Council election votes remained unchanged Monday, as ballots for the at-large city council election, in which there were six candidates, stayed the same.
Election night results in the six-way race saw Mike Fletcher and incumbent Howard Harrell win election to four-year terms.
Challenger Chance Dullard, who finished in third place by 41 votes, sought a recount. He said that he “had heard” there were election night difficulties at one of the polls, and asked for a recount after the ballots were canvassed.
|COUNTY EYES THE PURCHASE OF NEW VOTING MACHINES ... AGAIN|
| Madison County Auditor Heidi Burhans is less than thrilled about it.
So, too, are the three Madison County Supervisors.
For the second time in three years, Madison County is looking into the purchase of new voting machines.
That is because the company that sold the county the higher-tech election equipment, which took county voters several elections to get accustomed to, will not support the hardware, or the software, needed to keep the machines up and running in the future.
|THE CHECK CAME IN THE MAIL|
| After four years of hearing the check will soon be in the mail, Madison County finally got its check from the state of Iowa to help pay for county courthouse repairs – repairs that were completed in 2010 and 2011.
Back in 2010, a five-member non-profit committee was formed – the Madison County Courthouse Preservation Fund – to help the county seek a tax-credit for courthouse work.
|WINTERSET: FIGURES SHOW MORE STUDENTS GOING OUT THAN COMING IN|
| Open enrollment figures for Winterset show there are slightly more students leaving the Winterset School District for classrooms in other school districts, but Winterset is getting more students from neighboring school districts.
Most of the students are flowing in from East Union, Orient-Macksburg, Interstate 35 and Martensdale-St. Marys, as well as Nodaway Valley, Earlham and even Creston.
|MADISON COUNTY WOMEN KILLED IN ROUND MNT. ALABAMA DURING ALLEGED CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTE|
| According to Alabama authorities, a Madison County woman, along with her sister and daughter, were killed shortly after midnight on Monday, Nov. 16, during an alleged child custody dispute.
Clara Lee Edwards, 68, her sister Sylvia Sue Duff, 71, and Edwards’ daughter Pamela Collette Oshel, 49, were killed in a home in the 1400 block of County Road 664 near the community of Round Mountain, Ala.
|... FROM OUR ARCHIVES|
| Last week’s archive photo featured Pam
Jackie Orton of Lorimor correctly identified her, saying, “Pam
Dyer-Walters: Old Parts – New Hearts”.
|SECOND PUD PROPOSED FOR WINTERSET|
| A second Planned Unit Development (PUD) project is being proposed for Winterset’s north side.
It would be located immediately north of the Winterset Fareway store, in the North Stone Village area, proposed by developer Peter Corkrean.
It is one of two appartment, or rowhouse projects being initially proposed, featuring nine rental units.
|UPDATE: SANTORUM RESCHEDULES WINTERSET VISIT|
| Republican presidential hopeful Senator Rick Santorum planned to be in Winterset on Friday, Nov. 20, but the onset of the first snowfall of the season caused a last-minute cancellation.
A spokesman for Santorum said they will reschedule the Winterset event, but had not yet set a time and date.
Santorum planned to start his visit with a tour at the John Wayne Museum at 3 p.m., and then hold a town hall meeting at Northside Cafe from 3:15-4 p.m.
|C.R.I.S.P. SEEKING CHRISTMAS4KIDS SPONSORS|
| C.R.I.S.P. (Community Resources in Service to People) is seeking sponsors for its Christmas4Kids Madison County community project. The holiday gift program makes it easy to get involved and help area youth in need have a special holiday, according to C.R.I.S.P. Executive Director Lynette Judd, who said “it’s time to make kids smile with the Madison County Christmas4Kids community project.”
C.R.I.S.P. is currently in the process of contacting families and developing a needs list. Once a family has been located as a match, sponsors will be notified of the details and needs of the family they have “adopted” for holiday gifts. Sponsors are provided with a wish list for each child and “family numbers”, which are used instead of names. Sponsors select which gifts to purchase for the children, according to organizers.
|BEN PRICE OF EARLHAM RECEIVES TOP AG AWARD|
| Farmers National Company announced that Ben Price of Earlham was recently named recipient of the Early Career Award by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), a professional organization for those who provide management and consulting services for agricultural and rural assets. Price received the honor during the organization’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, held in October. |
|STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS REPORT TWO CENTRAL IOWA INFLUENZA DEATHS|
| Two people have died in Iowa due to influenza, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The two middle-aged men who succumbed to the illness were from central Iowa.
“Our sympathies go to the families and loved ones of the individuals who died,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, adding “These deaths are an unfortunate reminder the flu virus is circulating in Iowa, and does have the potential to cause severe illness and death.”
|ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOP IS SATURDAY |
| Ready to get some Christmas shopping done? Hop on down to the annual Holiday Hop on Saturday and support local churches and the Winterset Art Center, all while checking off items on that shopping list.
Organized by five local churches, the event has over the years become a town-wide, multi-church bazaar with something for everyone. Occurring the weekend before Thanksgiving, it’s an annual tradition in the community.
|HANDICAP BICYCLE AND TRIKE DEMO AT MADISON SQUARE ON THURSDAY|
| All Ability Cycle will be demonstrating its selection of bicycles and trikes for the handicapped Thursday at Madison Square Assisted Living at 10:30 a.m.
The wheel chair trike will be highlighted and available to test ride. Local cycling enthusiast Rich Mills encouraged interested parties to “come over and see for yourself how cycling can change lives.”
|LOCAL VETERANS HONORED WITH QUILTS OF VALOR |
| Eight veterans received Quilts of Valor during a special Veteran’s Day presentation held at the Dexter American Legion Wednesday night.
To get the quilts ready, the Dexter American Legion Auxiliary hosted a Quilt of Valor work day for the 6th District American Legion Auxiliary. Ladies who participated in the work day included Ruth Hoy, Karla Thompson, Marilyn Gonseth, Bonnie Arnburg, Wilma York, Sherrill Ress, Doris King, Erika Kiley, Dixie Simpson, Jean Pierce, Judy Neal, Sue Cline, Pat Heifner, DJ Hall, Ann Rehbein and Marianne Fons.
According to organizers, it was quite a journey to have the quilt tops quilted, binding sewn on and to try and get as many together for the Veteran’s Day presentation.
| The Madison County Women’s Giving Circle’s third quarter recipient was Alabaster Ministries for their annual free Christmas store. Alabaster Ministries representatives Nicole Kems, Rachel Terhaar and Jennie Decker received the check for $4800 on Monday, Oct. 19, from representatives of the Women’s Giving Circle – Ester Mae Cox, Pat Nelson and Laura Bertelson.
Since that photo was taken, the amount donated by the members of the Women’s Giving Circle has risen to $5,000.