Dear Editor: 

Thank you to all who have shared their ideas in surveys and interviews to help gather community information for the Madison County Heart and Soul initiative. Because the Heart & Soul survey is a county-wide survey it will still be available for several months, but information collected about the Winterset community will begin to be sorted and analyzed after September. Therefore, if you have thoughts concerning Winterset that you wish to share, please complete a survey before the end of the month. 

We would especially like to have additional men respondents and respondents under they age of 45 in order to more closely match the demographics of Winterset. 

Surveys can be completed online at, or paper copies can be found at the Library, Montross Pharmacy, and City Hall. The survey is also on the back page of the Sept. 10 Shopper. Thanks for your help!