Cerro Gordo supervisors approve pay raises for elected officials, but once again turn down a salary hike

first_imgMASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors this morning approved the recommendation by the county’s Compensation Board that the county’s elected officials get a two-and-three quarters percent pay raise in the next fiscal year that starts in July, with the supervisors turning down the recommended pay raise for themselves. The supervisors had the choice of accepting the Compensation Board’s recommendations or approving a lower percentage of a raise for the county positions of sheriff, attorney, treasurer, auditor as well as themselves. Iowa law prohibits the supervisors approving anything higher than the board’s recommendation. Chris Watts was the only supervisor to comment about not accepting a pay raise.  “My only comment I guess would be my promise to the voters when I first ran, and this is four years in a row that the County Supervisors have taken this action.” With the pay raises being approved starting on July 1st, Sheriff Kevin Pals will annually make $109,031; County Attorney Carlyle Dalen’s salary will be $130,253; while County Treasurer Patricia Wright, County Recorder Colleen Pearce and County Auditor Adam Wedmore’s salary will increase to $80, 263.last_img read more

UPDF unveils Gadafi football club in Jinja

first_imgGadafi football club unveiled in Jinja district on Friday.Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF officers attached to Jinja zone have unveiled Gadafi Football Club. The football club with a squad of three soldiers and 22 civilians was unveiled at the Speke Courts Hotel in Jinja district on Friday. Lt. Col Ivan Lwanyaga, attached to the Senior command and staff college, Kimaka, who doubles as the club’s patron says the team is a link between the force and the neighboring community. “This club is for both UPDF and the general public, because it will act as a link aimed at strengthening our already existing relationship in ensuring peace for our communities,” said Lwanyaga.He adds that the team is a partnership between civilians and selected officers who have agreed on using it as a tool to advocate for physical fitness and having healthy diet among the youth.  On his part, Lt. Edrine Ochieng, the team’s president says the club has progressed from the lower division to regional level. He further says that their target is to play in the Fufa Big League next season. “Football is our main platform for inspiring the youth.  We are therefore working hard so as to progress to the Big League which will attract more public involvement in our club led activities in the community,” he says.******URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Port of Olympia Relaunches Boatswap & Chowder Challenge

first_imgSubmitted by Port of OlympiaCome on down to the waterfront with family and friends for the Port’s Boatswap & Chowder Challenge! The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th, at Swantown Marina.Taste at the chowder pots!Shop or browse new and used boats, gear and accessories!Rock out to the Raucous Band!Enjoy entertainment on the waterfront, including a bounce house and trout pondfor kids!Twelve restaurants will compete for bragging rights to the South Sound’s Finest Clam Chowder. For $5, receive a voting token and souvenir mug (while supplies last). Taste chowder from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., or choose from other festival foods.Thanks to the sponsors who are making this event possible:  KGY/KAYO Radio, 94.5 ROXY Radio, Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Lucky Eagle Casino, Tom’s Outboard, TwinStar Credit Union, Kitson Boards and Budd Bay Embroidery along with the Port of Olympia.Thanks to the participating restaurants:  Fatso’s Bar & Grill, Firecreek Grill, Fish Tale Brewpub, Hawk’s Prairie Casino, Lucky Eagle Casino, Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Paprika Café & Catering, Red Lion Hotel – West Water Restaurant,  South Bay Pub & Eatery, The Sidewalk Café, Tug Boat Annie’s and Vern’s Foods & Farm.Swantown Marina is located on the East Bay of Budd Inlet at 1022 Marine Drive NE, Olympia. Park for free in well-marked lots on Marine Drive and ride a free shuttle to the event, courtesy of Lucky Eagle Casino and Nisqually Red Wind Casino. For driving directions: www.portolympia.com. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more