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Q: Who is running for the school board?

A: Candidates will be on the ballot in every school district across the state. In some cases, lists of candidates or sample ballots can be found on county websites by following links for elections or the auditor’s office. This information is available online for Black Hawk County. Following is a list of the contested races for Black Hawk County school boards. Cedar Falls director at-large: Eric Giddens, Jim Moody, Jeff Orvis and Sasha Wohlpart (choose three). Dunkerton Director District 2: Alen H. Nagel and Chad Wolfensperger (choose one). Hudson director at-large: Kala Featherstone, Brenda Klenk, Matt Sallee and Traci Trunck (choose three). Waterloo Director District 4: Endya Johnson and Leah D. Morrison (choose one). There are other uncontested seats on some of these and other Black Hawk school boards.

Q: Would someone raised as an active Catholic who has been divorced one time and had another marriage annulled be allowed to receive sacraments in the church? Would that person be allowed to marry a third time in the church?

A: An answer from the Archdiocese of Dubuque: “As presented, the question does not admit to a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response. Information regarding the individual’s past circumstances is needed in order to respond appropriately. What is certain, however, is that the Catholic Church wishes to journey with persons in complex marital situations toward Jesus who offers us all his eternal love and union. The Archdiocese encourages those with questions about annulments and marriage to speak with their parish priest or to a nearby Catholic priest or to call the Marriage Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.”

Q: What is the policy for a large Dumpster in a residential area? Does the city require the owner to install a fence around it?

A: There is no such policy. Waterloo city officials had discussions in 2002 about requiring Dumpsters at apartment complexes and businesses to be surrounded by a solid fence. The measure faced objections and was not approved.

Q: Could I have the mailing addresses for the newspapers in Whitefish, Mont., and Charlottesville, Va.? I don’t have a computer.

A: Write to the Whitefish Pilot at 312 E. Second St., Whitefish, MT 59937; and the Daily Progress at 685 W. Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Q: How can I get rid of two pickup loads of sand?

A: This will depend on whether you are talking about clean sand, like from a children’s sand box, or sand used in industrial processes. Contact the Black Hawk County WasteTrac team through their website at with more information about the material and advice on disposal.

Q: The old concrete building on Newell Street is starting to deteriorate. Will they start another business there or tear the building down?

A: The former Zeidler Concrete Products plant is owned by Ronan Industries, which has no plans to tear down or sell the building at this point. The company is considering plans to update the exterior.

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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