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September 1, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Thanks for makingevent a big success

I want to take time to thank all the participants, sponsors and colunteers who helped make this year’s Walton Independence 5K a big success. We were able to raise $4,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

2013 sponsors were Creative Roots, The Anderson’s, Vohne Liche Kennels, Leffert Stone Co., Johnson Agency, DeHaven’s Soil Service, Staffing Resources, Eastpoint Muffler and Brake, Post 418 American Legion and Auxiliary, Club Fitness 24, Jim Kitchel Agency, Cass County Tire, The Fox’s Den, Engineering Aggregates Corporation and Leicht Insurance Inc.

We look forward to seeing you next year.

John Mangan

Walton

Power plant could putcity on the map

For months now, everyone who sees me wants to know what I think about the power plant project. Every time I look at the paper they are talking about the 6,000 tons of garbage and all the associated problems. I have talked to various people who have opposing thoughts on the subject.

So far the way I understand what is going to happen is this and things might change. Basically, you have two plants. One is the natural gas fired generating plant. The other is a garbage-eating plant the somehow turns out fuel for the generator plant. Instead of one big generator, they are going to use six smaller ones and only use as many as needed for demand and also as back-up. Now the garbage plant will have as many as 18 small little garbage/refuse processors.

The idea is to start with a little garbage like 500 tons or less and maybe one generator. Then when more garbage is obtained (which people pay the city to bring here) is obtained, the second little processor will be brought up online.

Slowly, as the garbage contacts are increased, more generators will start up. The 6,000 tons is just the maximum amount that can be obtained, but it might take two years to get there. If the garbage/refuse processors don’t work, then they can turn a switch and use natural gas to power the generators.

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