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Page 2mNorthwood AnchormWednesday, January 26, 2011 Fundraisers set for athletic complex Northwood-Kensett The first event off Athletic Complex fund- the mark will be a raising is on track to omelet breakfast spon- raise more money sored by the VFW Post towards the outdoor 6779, the Northern N-K Athletic Complex Lights Masonic Lodge this spring, and Eastern Star this So far the group has Saturday, April 16. The raised $334,000 event will be held at the towards it's $507,000 VFW Post home from 7 goal to build an all -10:30 a.m. The cost is weather eight-lane reg- $6. All proceeds will be ulation track, press box given to the Athletic and bleachers at N-K Complex account. The High School. VFW is offering a free omelet meal to Afghani and Iraqi veterans who show an interest in joining the VFW Post. On April 26 the fund- raising committee will hold a tailgate meal at the junior high Viking track meet. They kicked off their campaign last year at this event and raised over $1,000. On July Fourth, a drawing will be held for raffle prizes. First prize Donations and Pledges to the N-KAC Name Amount N-K Booster Club .......................... 10,190.00 D.P. & R.C. Hartman .......................... 150.00 Signatures, food ................................. 155.00 Ron Skellenger .................................... 50.00 N-K Youth Sports ................................ 250.00 Chad Belville.. .................................... 500.00 Northwood Anchor .......................... 2,500.00 Lloyd Madson .................................... 250.00 Lonnie and Myra Harris ..................... 2,000.00 Wayne & Deborah Black ..................... 25.00 The Dennis Johnson family ............... 300.00 Jeff & Heidi Vansteenburg ................ 250.00 Bill & Marsha Young .......................... 100.00 Gene C. Weitzel II .............................. 100.00 John Carlson ...................................... 100.00 Linda (Ferley) Holty ............................. 50.00 Sandy Smith ...................................... 550.00 Steve & Terri Larson & Donna Angell .............................. 1,000.00 Ron Christianson, Parts & labor to sign ........................... 50.00 Tony & Megan Gentz ........................... 25.00 In Memory of John Willing by Marilyn D Willin˘ ............................... 100.00 Dr. Karl Maas ..................................... 300.00 Larry & Serena Holstad .................... 250.00 Van & Margie Butler Butler Construction ........................... 250.00 DuWayne Carnes ............................... 250.00 Mark & Vicki Brunsvold ..................... 250.00 N-K School ................................. 165,000.00 NSB Bank ..................................... 50,000.00 Worth Mutal Insurance ................ 10,000.00 Anonymous ........................................ 100.00 Anonymous ..................................... 1,300.00 Randall Turtle .................................... 100.00 Glen L Rapp ....................................... 250.00 Ronald Grube ...................................... 20.00 CR Pixley .............................................. 20.00 Allen & Jamie Berge .......................... 250.00 Daniel & Carolyn Reeder .................. 100.00 Cecil Reyerson ..................................... 50.00 Richard Hagen ..................................... 15.00 Art & Sharon Moretz ......................... 250.00 Don Anderson ...................................... 50.00 Pare Anderson ..................................... 50.00 Jerry Sawin ........................................ 300.00 Roger Mehaffy ................................... 250.00 Ken & Marge Johnson ...................... 300.00 Jeanine Vorland ................................... 25.00 Judy Hamilton ...................................... 20.00 Jerry & Janice Hopperstad ................ 250.00 Amy LeCocq ......................................... 20.00 Anonymous ........................................... 2,660 Amy Glassmaker .................................. 30.00 Geraldine Nottleson .......................... 100.00 Annie Thee ........................................... 25.00 Bruce & Cindy Crom ............................ 50.00 Barbara Boggs ..................................... 25.00 Shirley Swenson ................................ 250.00 Robert Micklick ................................... 25.00 Frank Orth .......................................... 250.00 Steve Chapin ..................................... 250.00 Ron McMullen ................................... 100.00 Randy & Laurie Buehrer ............ . ........ 25.00 Anonymous ....................................... 275.00 Wilma Groe ........................................ 250.00 Mark & Vicki (Perry) Tilson .... ............ 250.00 Julie Berge ......................................... 100.00 Mr. Lynn H Brown ............................. 300.00 Anonymous ............................................ 10.00 Viafield ................................................ 460.79 Dirk and Heather VanRyswyk ............ 250.00 Arlyn Weieneth ................................... 260.00 Paul Adams ................................... 50,000.00 ACT ................................................... 5,000.00 Karl Redman .................................... 1,000.00 Northwood Men's Club ................... 2,000.00 Sue and Jerry Grundel ....................... 100.00 Terry & JeAnne Steinmetz ............... 1,000.00 Scott and Deanna Madsen ............. 1,000.00 Jerry & Suzanne OIson .................... 1,000.00 Anonymous ...................................... 5,000.00 Kory & Sherry Olson ........................ 1,000.00 City of Kensett ...................................... 75.00 Wayne & Wanda Hillman ................... 300.00 Dale & Marjorie Sime ......................... 300.00 Hal & Dianne Johnson ..................... 2000.00 Melbourne & Carmen Butler ............. 250.00 James & Jane BIoomingdale ............. 500.00 Gus Hagen .......................................... 750.00 Keith & Fran Olson ............................. 250.00 Conner Colonial Chapels ................... 500.00 Mike Simmons .................................... 250.00 James M. Johnson ............................. 250.00 Worth County Jaycees ........................ 250.00 Mike & Teresa Halbach ...................... 100.00 Keith, Laura, Evan & Ella Fritz ........... 250.00 Enos Loberg ........................................ 100.00 Anonymous ....................................... 5483.00 Lyle & Donna Bestul ........................... 500.00 In memory of Lyle Bestui ..................... 65.00 Total ........................................... $333,978.79 Budget Cont. from Page County continues with road improvements In the coming months, Worth County will continue road improvements, using tax increment financing (TIF) on the wind farms in the county, in addi- tiot to other funds. At their meeting on March 21, the Worth County Board of Supervisors approved the low bid on the proj- ect, which was $3,780,662.47, from Cedar Valley Corp. The project includes unbonded concrete over- lays on Killdeer Avenue, from Highway 9 to 430th Street; 390th Street from Wheelerwood Avenue to Partridge Avenue; Lark Avenue, from Highway 9 to the border with Cerro Gordo County; Partridge Avenue from 390th Street to the Manly city limits; and 430th Street from Orchard Avenue to Killdeer Avenue. Of the total project's costs, the improvements on Killdeer Avenue will be paid for using Farm to Market funds. That portion of the project totals $1,154,411.69. The remainder of the project, or $2,626,250.78, will be paid for using local and TIF funds. That includes 390th Street, totaling $1,200,544.15; Lark Avenue, $326,914.02; Partridge Avenue, $346,889.06; and 430th Street, $751,903.55. The Cedar Valley Corp. bid was approxi- mately $800,000 less than the estimated cost of the project. Cedar Valley Corp. was the company that performed work on County Road A-34, northeast of Joice, in 2009. That project earned state and nation- al recognition from the respective paving asso- ciations for the quality of the work. Initial preparations for the roadwork were expected to begin earli- er this week, with pav- ing expected to begin in May. is a new John Deere riding lawn mower, donated by North Country Equipment; second prize is one-half pound of beef; and third and fourth place prizes are one quarter pounds of beef. The beef is donated by Roger Harris and David Hengesteg and the pro- cessing is donated by Hayward Meats in Haywood, Minn. Tickets are $5 a piece or five for $20. They can be purchased from ath- letic complex committee members or from Gary Hennigar at (641) 324- 1525. The committee also has a very special event planned for the 2011 Fourth of July celebra- tion in Swensrud Park. It will be followed by a meal served by Richie Davis and the Q Crew, who will serve prize winning barbecued meat. Donations to the complex are tax deduct- ible and may be made to NSB Bank, P.O. Box 288, Northwood, Iowa 50459. The committee also hopes farmers will get involved befor planting by donating grain through Viafield. 30 show that the dis- trict's fund balance will have decreased from $2,376,253 to the begin- ning fund balance men- tioned above. That would be a decrease of $228,713, or 9.62 per- cent over the course of the current fiscal year. Actual figures for the budget year that enfle June 30, 2010, showed a fund balance decrease of $42,181, or 1.74 per- cent. Taxies levied on property in the district will increase from the re-estimated figures for the current fiscal year. Half of the figures used to determine prop- erty taxes is the prop- erty tax levy, which will decrease according to the proposed district budget. The proposed prop- erty tax rate for the coming fiscal year is $12.27885 per $1,000 of tax valuation. That is a decrease of $0.47948 from the pre- vious year's tax levy of $12.75833. Tax rates are half of the equation that deter- mines the amount of property taxes the dis- trict will receive in the coming fiscal year. The other half is taxable valuations, which will increase for the 'coming fiscal year. Valuations used for the current fis- cal year totaled $219,513,932. Valuations used for anizers test cancer This year's Relay For Life of Worth County will take place on Saturday, June 4, and as the date approaches, the vol- present some trivia questions cancer and Cancer Society programs. Readers may send the answers to Relay organizers for a chance win one of three Relay For Life T.shirts. Answers may be mailed to or dropped off at Village Florist and Gifts, 105 14th Street South in ood. A name the the issue when the ques- tion appears. Winners will be randomly cho- sen from those sub- mitting correct answers. J Last week's Anchor featured two trivia questions. Here are the answers: 3. What is the lead- e ing cause of deaths in Iowa for the last decade? Cancer deaths have been declining for more than a decade, however can- cer is still the leading cause of death in Iowa. 4. What fraction of all cancers are pre- ventable? Of all can- cers, 2/3 are prevent- able. That would amount to 11,500 fewer Iowans diag- nosed each year. Following is the next question: 5. In what year did the American Cancer Society begin its work? A. 1911 B. 1912 C. 1913 The answer to this week's question will appear in next week's paper. the coming fiscal year totaled $236,232,449. That is an increase of $16,718,517, or 7.62 percent. The end result of the decreased levy and the increased valuations means an increase in taxes levied on proper- ty, from $2,509,419 for :the current fiscal year, based on re-estimated figures. The budget for the coming fiscal year shows taxes levied on property totaling $2,532,497. That is an increase of $23,078 or 0.92 percent. Total revenues for the district for the com- ing year will decrease compared to total reve- nues for the current fis- cal year. Total revenues for the fiscal year that New officer Cont. from Page I will have to pay the City back a prorated amount, depending on how long he remains with the department. At the meeting the Council approved a sal- ary of $33,500 for Morey, with an addi- tional $1,000 after his orientation period, which was discussed as six months with the department, not count- ing his time at the acad- emy. will begin July 1 were budgeted at $6,687,908. Re-estimated figures for the current fiscal year show total reve- nues of $6,745,698. That is a difference of $57,790, or 0.86 per- cent. Total expenditures for the coming fiscal year will show an increase between the current and coming fis- cal years. The budget for the coming fiscal year includes total expenditures of $7,254,291. The re-esti- mated figures for the current fiscal year show total expenditures of $6,974,411. That is an increase of $279,880, or 4.01 percent. f - The Northwood Anchor, Inc. Publishers of The Northwood Anchor USPS 398-060 Jane Podgorniak, Publisher Ph. 641-324-1051 Fax 641-324-2432 e-mail: anchor@northwoodanchor.net website: www.northwoodanchor. corn The Northwood Anchor, USPS 398. 600, published every Wednesday for $36.00 and $43.00 per year by The Northwood Anchor, inc., 601 Central Ave., P.O. Box 107, Northwood, IA 50459. Periodical postage paid at Northwood, IA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Northwood Anchor, .x 107, Northwood, IA 5045,,,) p,... Finally, insurance coverage to keep you in hot water. 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