Joining Kiwanians Tuesday morning were four members from Storm Lake Hy-noon Kiwanis club. Two of them - Gary Ringgenberg and Clark Fort - served as guest speakers. Both of these gentlemen had attended the Kiwanis International Convention held this past summer in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kiwanis celebrated its 100th anniversary at this event...
Alta mayor's office issues trick-or-treat proclamation
Whereas, traditionally, children of all ages have observed Halloween in the City of Alta by participating in "Trick or Treat Night," and Whereas, many parents have requested that the City officially set aside a specific date and time for all the little witches, goblins, and space creatures to trick or treat in our community; and...
Lone council candidate brings history of service
If you attend Alta City Council meetings, you've seen Jerry Buckendahl. He regularly attends the meetings as a concerned citizen of Alta, and now his name is on the ballot for Council Member. "I don't have an axe to grind, I just want to help the city move forward" he said...
Nuelieb runs unopposed for third term
Ron Nuelieb will be Alta's mayor for another four years. Initially he didn't want to seek a third term, but he decided to run again after several people asked him to. "It takes a lot of time," he says. "You've got to go to all the meetings to know what's going on to make a good decision."...
Alta City Council discusses sewer rate hike, adopts urban design specifications
Because the city is losing money on sewage treatment, they commissioned a study which recommended a use-based increase. The first reading was approved with the second reading scheduled for next month to allow citizens to weigh in on the subject. During discussion of Storm Water Utilities, one of the council members pointed out the people in the drainage area already get assessed for storm water work performed in the basin. The council decided to use the budget to get revenue instead...
Ribbon cutting at the Buffalo Ridge Cafe
Members of the Alta community gathered at the Buffalo Ridge Cafe last Saturday morning for their ribbon cutting. Owners Kevin and Toni Hammer stand with their employees of the cafe along with and community members.
Maple Creek addition nears completion
Maple Creek Addition is nearing completion, and lots will go on sale soon. In fact, one lot is already spoken for, though it can't be sold until the city approves the plans for the development. The land has been graded and grass planted, and the only item remaining is procuring the official stamp of approval. "I've just got to jump through a few hoops" said Paul Koth, of Koth Development...
I&I costs citizens of Alta
When relatively clean storm water drains into sanitary sewage, the cost of treating the sewage increases because of the increased volume, and also because the efficiency of treating the sewage decreases due to dilution. During heavy rain, it can even cause sewage lines to overflow, polluting streams and generally making a mess. "Infiltration and Inflow, (I&I)" is the term used to describe dilution of sewage, and it's a problem in Alta...
A-A homecoming court and events
The homecoming schedule is as follows: Sunday, October 4 6 p.m. - Movie Night High jump area at the football field There will be games and they will be showing the movie 'Remember the Titans.' $1 hot dogs and $1 pop, water, and Gatorade available for purchase. Please no outside drinks...
National Assisted Living Week to take place at Welcov next week
Assisted living is a critical component of long term care. At Welcov, we pride ourselves on caring for all aspects of each unique resident. That's why we are excited to see that this year's National Assisted Living Week (taking place Sept. 13-19) theme is "Nourishing life: Mind, Body and Spirit...