IN CITY NEWS…
- Recycling must be in dump able containers, not plastic bags. Recycling must be sorted and boxes broke down Recycling Dates Are September 11th & 25th
- City Hall Will Be Closed September 3rd & 20th
- Next City Council Meetings September 4th at 6:30 PM (Tuesday), October 1st at 6:30 PM (Monday), November 5th at 6:30 PM (Monday)
NOTE FROM THE MAYOR
The summer ended with a bang at the Pork Loin cook off at the park on 8/25/18. There was great attendance and fun had by all! Want to say thanks to Spenser Rahm for the entertainment and thank each one of you for all the donations to fix our pool!!! Around the city we had a company in filling pot holes around town, we will be trying to get him to come back this fall and finish up the north end. If you would like to take down the Shelter House on the south east side of South Park and keep the material, please contact City Hall. At the last council meeting fireworks were discussed and I encouraged the councilmen/women to talk to the citizens and get your opinion on if any changes need to be made to our fireworks policy. Heading into fall with kids back and school and farmers heading into the fields, please take it slow driving through town. As always if you would like to get more involved in our community please contact City Hall and City Clerk Ricke will get you pointed in the right direction.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
Owners: Jerry & Marla Reding and David & Kirsten Reding
Jerry and Marla married in 1984 and have three children: Kayla (Schumacher) born in 1987, Cindy (Shimp) born in 1988, and David born in 1991. Reding Electric was started in June, 1981 as Jerry believed that there was more potential to owning his own business rather than working for someone. He graduated from Northwest Iowa in 1980 with an Electro Specialist degree and his son David graduated in 2014 with an Industrial and commercial wiring degree from Northwest Iowa. Marla has been the right hand “man” for Reding Electric, going to and helping at sites with Jerry. Their daughter Cindy has been in charge of bookwork for Reding Electric for 3 years now, so you really can say this is a Family business!
Reding electric has two full time employees; Greg Post has been working for them for 2 years now and Adam Hamilton has been working for them for 1 year. Reding Electric has customers all over--from Corwith to the Minnesota border, Garner to Wesley and further. From farmers to small house wirings, they can do it all!
This was a cute story I had to share when I asked Jerry for his most memorable moment!
Jerry-“My most memorable moment was when David, not even tall enough to reach the door, would wait in the driveway and go to the door the tools were in and stay there till we’d set them on the ground and he’d play with them, pretty consistent!”
Where do you think the company is headed in the next 5 years?
Jerry- “Probably get more out of the workers we have because they will be more educated.” “Possibly phasing out plumbing and heating.”
What are your day-to-day responsibilities?
Jerry-“Mine is making sure the more technical material is here and all the basics are ordered”
David-“Ordering and oversee of the crew”
What are the biggest issues for running this business?
Jerry & David-“Currently getting material…lining it up so it fits in…the high end electrical equipment…a lot of advance planning and convincing the farmers and customers if you wait any longer it won’t be wired.” “The major thing waiting on the utility company.”
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Jerry-“Highest quality work you can do and specialize in that work.”
Anything you would like to tell your customers?
Jerry-“Thanks, we appreciate all of them, without them we wouldn’t be here.”
Thank You Reding Electric for taking time to talk with us!
WESLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Closed Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day.
Book Club meets to Thursday, September
20th at 6:00 PM. Free copies available at the library!
Library Board meeting September 27th at 6:00 PM.
Watch Facebook for fall/Halloween craft night announcements!
REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS:
Monday 12:00 PM -6:30 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM -6:30 PM
Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM-12:00 AM
Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday Closed
WESLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH
Movie Night and Desserts. The Wesley Community Church invites you to join then for the movie, “I Can Only Imagine” and enjoy a sweet treat while you watch. Mark your calendar for Sunday September 30th at 6:00 PM.
Let’s Decorate Wesley for fall again! To be in the contest please sign up at the library or Jodi’s Salon. Make a scarecrow of any theme, and be creative! Place your scarecrow in your front yard, business or the boulevard on Main Street. Please be responsible for your scarecrow and anchor it well, in case of strong winds. Voting jars will be available
at the library and the bank. Votes will be tallied and winners will be announced at the Community Club Halloween Party. Please take scarecrows down before November 3rd.
SAVE THE POOL BREAKDOWN
$48,044.85 - Personal/Business Donations
$14,973.90 - Decade Challenge
$14,226.19 (less $132.45 for PP fees) - Soup Supper
$8,170.10 - Pork Loin Supper
$4,335.25 ($5911.25 before expenses) - Garage Sale
$4,079.95 - Picnic Table
$1,414.00 - Pool Towels
$534.00 - Grant
$250.00 - Past Lifeguard Donation
$70.18 - Interest
$7.09 - Fees
THANK-YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!
ANY AND ALL DONATIONS ARE STILL VERY WELCOME AT IOWA STATE BANK OR ON OUR WEBSITE THROUGH PAYPAL UNDER THE RECREATION TAB.