Fall 2018 Newsletter




We will be having a grill out and trunk or treat party on Sunday October 14th from 12 to 3pm. We will provide hamburgers and hotdogs, chips and a drink. If you would like to bring a covered dish or dessert please feel free to do so. We will play some games and the kids will make a treat for them to take with them. If you would like to give the kids candy for the trunk or treating come up to the rec. center and we will have the kids trick or treat from car to car. We are hoping this will be a great opportunity for those of you that want to hand out candy to the kids but don’t get many trick-or-treaters on Halloween.




Be sure to join the Hiawatha Firefighters Association at their annual chili supper Saturday November 3rd from 11am-7pm at the Hiawatha Fire Station.




Every fall Hiawatha firefighters volunteer to visit homes across the community to replace smoke detector batteries and help replace aged smoke detectors if needed. This year, the Hiawatha Fire Department has set aside an entire week to Caring for the Community by checking smoke detectors. Firefighters will visit homes by appointment between October 10th and October 14th. To make an appointment call the Hiawatha Fire Department at 319-393-4180 between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday.




Halloween is on Wednesday October 31st. If you would like trick-or-treaters to stop at your home make sure to have your porch light on. Trick-or-treating is to be finished by 8pm.




CURFEW- October 1st-May 1st both playgrounds are to be empty no later than 8pm. All children under the age of 17 must be in their own yards by 8:30 pm.






  • For mold/mildew on homes a mild bleach water solution and a little elbow grease (or a power washer) will remove it.
  • If any of your skirting needs replaced or adjusted in the rail-do it.
  • Sheds that need repainted, repaired or roof work done to them need it taken care of now.
  • Make sure heat tapes are plugged in and working.
  • Any rusty screws on the outside of your homes need replaced.
  • If windows have missing or torn screens or broken glass, they need replaced.
  • Furnaces need lit, and dryer vents and flues need to be cleaned out.
  • Summer yard items need stored away for the winter. Put them in your shed, under your home or under your enclosed deck.
  • Check your weather stripping around doors and windows.
  • Disconnect garden hoses. Fix leaky spigots.
  • Repair any toilets that do not shut off.




All leaves should be mulched, we will not be picking up bags of leaves. ABC will pick up paper yard waste bags with an ABC tag attached, these tags are $1.25 and can be purchased in the office or anywhere that sells ABC garbage tags. We will pick up neatly piled branches at the end of your driveway.




If you are going somewhere warm for the winter months please make arrangements to have your yard work done while you are away.






We still need recipes!! Bring us your recipes to share in our newsletters. We will put one recipe in every newsletter along with who submitted it.




Apple Pie




  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large egg white
  • Additional sugar


In a small bowl, combine the sugars, flour and spices; set aside. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.


Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim crust even with edge. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Roll out remaining dough to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in crust.


Beat egg white until foamy; brush over crust. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.


Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 20-25 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.