Mobile Pantry is coming into Cedar County

RANDOLPH — A mobile pantry, which will be available free of charge, will be in Randolph the morning of Jan. 14.
Food Bank for the Heartland will bring the traveling food pantry to Randolph in an effort to provide food to area families who are in need.
Boxes of food will be set up on tables in the Randolph City Auditorium, Saturday, from 10 a.m.-noon.
The mobile pantry is available for anyone in Cedar County and for residents in neighboring counties, according to Elaine Bloomquist, coordinator for the Randolph Food Pantry.
“It is not just for families in Randolph. Anyone can come to the mobile pantry,” Bloomquist said. “They do not refuse anyone.”

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Bartels takes office as new County Commissioner

HARTINGTON — Craig Bartels was sworn in Thursday as the new Dist. 2 Cedar County Commissioner.
The brief exercise completes a four-and-a-half year journey.
Bartels. Belden, defeated incumbent Jerry Wiese in the primary back in May, and then ran unopposed in the general election.
He also ran four years prior. After Wiese defeated long-time incumbent Marlen Kraemer in the primary, Bartels started a write-in campaign to challenge him in the November election, falling short by just a few votes.
“It first popped into my head when Marlen Kraemer lost the primary by nine votes,” said Bartels. “I filed and ran as a write-in and had pretty close to 800 people write my name in, so I felt that the support was out there if I put my name on the ballot.”

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