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Q. Can you print the salaries of the city of Janesville employees?

A. Waverly Newspapers is the city’s official newspaper. The city of Janesville’s 2017 Employee Gross Salaries were to be published in that paper today. This information will also be available on the city’s website at

Q. Can you print personal information and educational background of Steve Bannon, who worked for Donald Trump?

A. Bannon, 64, was born in Virginia, graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in urban planning and earned master's degrees from Georgetown University and Harvard Business School. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, was an investment banker, was a producer in Hollywood, executive chair and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute and was a founding member of the board of Breitbart News, a right-wing site. He has been divorced three times and has three adult daughters.

Q. They continue to do concrete construction work on the Orchard Hill school. Is that advisable in this bitterly cold weather? Wouldn't it be better to wait for warmer weather?

A. “Meeting the schedule for the completion of the new addition to Orchard Hill Elementary requires contractors working on the project continue through the winter,” said Doug Nefzger, Cedar Falls Community Schools’ director of business affairs. Experts from the construction and design teams, city of Cedar Falls and district hired quality control specialists who are all working together on the project. They make sure that appropriate measures are taken to meet all building code requirements for cold-weather construction, including masonry and concrete work. Some of these measures include covering the concrete with insulated blankets specifically designed for concrete work, as well as hydronic heating of the concrete and surrounding area before and after placement. The concrete materials themselves are heated and monitored as they are mixed, delivered to the job site and placed. In addition to daily monitoring of the heating system, the concrete has temperature monitoring probes placed with the concrete to monitor the temperature and curing progress of the concrete to ensure that the measures being taken to prevent the concrete from freezing are effective. Masonry mortar sand and water are heated when mixed immediately before application. In addition, sections of masonry wall construction are enclosed and heated to assure proper curing of masonry mortar during cold weather.”

Q. Why doesn’t Hy-Vee deliver their ads to Cedar Falls customers?

A. All Courier inserts are distributed at the discretion of the business. Our local Hy-Vee store management has decided not to insert in The Courier at this time. We advise you to call your local Hy-Vee and express your concern about the missing ad.

Questions are taken on a special Courier phone line at 234-3566. Questions are answered by Courier staff and staff at the Waterloo Public Library.

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