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The Ledger August 18, 2016The Ledger August 18, 2016

Inman Health Fair Touch A Truck Part OfEvent

Posted 8/18/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Children will have an opportunity to “Touch A Truck” during the Inman Wellness Center (IWC) Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 27, at the center.

“There will be a variety of trucks and vehicles the kids can check out and explore,” IWC Director Kendee Schroeder said.

The Touch A Truck vehicles will be in the parking lot just south of the wellness center. Children will be able to “touch and sit” on the vehicles, Schroeder said.

“There will be things they don’t normally get to climb on on an everyday basis at the Touch A Truck,” Schroeder said.

Schroeder said any child would be able to take part in the activities. She is expecting to have a concrete truck as well as several pieces of farm equipment on display.

“The Inman FFA (Chapter) is helping me with that,” Schroeder said.

She noted the purpose of the fair is to promote “building healthier minds, bodies and spirits.”

“We don’t have as many vendors as we’ve had in past years,” Schroeder said. “We have a good variety.”

She noted attendees would be able to get a blood screening with Kayla King. King will also have nutrition information available.

Representatives from Pleasant View Home will provide mental health screenings and will be available to visit about their services.

Sheena Bruce, with Pampered Chef, will have healthy snack and meal ideas for attendees.

In addition, Heather Thiessen with Advanced Physical Therapy will have a booth. Gentiva Hospice will be handing out information on what hospice does. Inman Dental Center representatives will promote dental health and raise awareness of oral cancer. Prairie View will have its “A New View” magazine available as well as mental health first aid and other information. Solid Financial Services will offer Medicare supplement information.

Schroeder noted she was still talking with other potential vendors for the event. She added she was hoping to have a vendor who could do blood pressure checks for attendees.

Many of the vendors will have free items available and attendees will be able to register for prizes that will be given away.

Schroeder said the Inman Recreation Commission would be giving away notepads to attendees.

In previous years, IWC had its health fair the first Saturday in November. The IWC board decided they wanted the fair to take place at the same time as another event.

Inman High School’s invitational volleyball tournament will also take place that day.

“We’re hoping with connecting it with another community activity, we’ll get better attendance,” Schroeder said.

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Fish Fry To Help Senior CenterTo Buy Freezer

Posted 8/18/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – While the number of attendees was down slightly, the Moundridge Senior Center received “a little bit more than normal” in donations from its annual fish fry, Senior Center Director Pat Krehbiel said.

She said the senior center had collected $3,800 for the event, which took place Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the center.

“They gave generously,” Krehbiel said of attendees.

“We served right at 200 people,” she noted.

Last year, the center had 220 people come to the fish fry and received $2,869 in donations.

There were 30 volunteers who were involved in serving the meal, as well as setting up and cleaning after it was completed.

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USD 423 Board Proposes New 2016-17 Budget

Posted 8/18/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – To retain the ability to spend $59,000 from last year’s state block grant, the USD 423 Board of Education found it needed to re-publish its proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year.

“We realized Monday (Aug. 8) we had to re-publish our budget authority or we’d lose the ability to spend it,” Moundridge Superintendent George Leary said.

Board members reached a consensus to re-publish the budget during its meeting Monday, Aug. 8, at the USD 423 boardroom.

With adding back in the funds from the block grant, Moundridge’s proposed mill levy will still decrease, Leary said.

In the new budget, the school district’s mill levy will be 54.120, a decrease of 3.576 from last year’s 57.696.

Leary told board members the district still benefitted from a reduction in bond and interest payments. This bond money was used to build the baseball field on Wildcat Drive, along with a few other projects.

He noted the district’s assessed valuation increased $1.6 million. However, the district had a reduction of $108,000 from the supplemental local option budget it receives from the state.

The school board will now have its budget hearing at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, at the boardroom.

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