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Sac County, Iowa

Sac County is a county located in the U. S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,350; the county seat is Sac City. Both were named for the Sauk people, Native Americans who controlled this region before the European Americans. In February 2007, in its third annual list of the “Best Places to Live in Rural America”, Progressive Farmer magazine placed Sac County as #7 in the overall rankings. In 2009, the magazine ranked Sac County as the tenth "Best Place" in the Midwest Region. On January 13, 1846, the legislative body of the Indiana Territory authorized creation of twelve counties in the Iowa Territory, with general descriptions of their boundaries; this brought the number of counties in the Iowa Territory to 22. By the end of 1846, the Iowa portion of the Indiana Territory had been accepted into the Union as the State of Iowa. By 1851, the new state had grown to the extent that the original 22 counties needed to be divided into smaller, more accessible units. Accordingly, on January 15, 1851, the Iowa General Assembly enacted an omnibus bill which created 43 new counties by reducing the previous counties.

Sac County was named at that time called the Sac Indians. It took some time for the new organization to function. Sac City was designated the county seat in 1856, construction of the first county courthouse was complete in 1862. By 1873 the burgeoning population had outgrown that structure and a larger building was authorized to replace it; the new courthouse, complete with impressive bell tower, was placed in service in January 1874, was used until 1888 when it burned. To replace that structure, the present courthouse was built, it was remodeled in the 1980s. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 578 square miles, of which 575 square miles is land and 3.3 square miles is water. US Highway 20 – runs east–west through the northern part of the county, through Early and north of Sac City. US Highway 71 – from its intersection with US 20, runs south, turns 4 miles east to Auburn continues south into Carroll County. Iowa Highway 39 – from its intersection with Iowa 175 at Odebolt, runs south into Crawford County.

Iowa Highway 110 – from its intersection with US 20, runs north into Buena Vista County. Iowa Highway 175 – enters west side of county at Odebolt, runs east to intersection with US 71, east of Lake View. Buena Vista County – north Calhoun County – east Carroll County – south and southeast Cherokee County – northwest Crawford County – south and southwest Ida County – west Pocahontas County - northeast The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,350 in the county, with a population density of 17.974/sq mi. There were 5,429 housing units; as of the census of 2000, there were 11,529 people, 4,746 households, 3,198 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile. There were 5,460 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.53% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, 0.57% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,746 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.60% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.92. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,874, the median income for a family was $40,504. Males had a median income of $26,183 versus $19,753 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,902. About 6.80% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Three public school districts are based in Sac County: East Sac County School District is the largest school district in Sac County, with the Schaller-Crestland School District serving the northwestern portion of the county and Odebolt-Arthur School District serving the southwest part. Successful completion of the curriculum of these schools leads to graduation from East Sac County High School, OA-BCIG High School, or Ridge View High School respectively. Only ESC HS is located with OA-BCIG HS in Ida Grove and Ridge View in Holstein. Residents outside the three Sac County-based districts are within either the South Central Calhoun School District in areas around Lytton. A small part of northwestern Sac County is within the Galva-Holstein School District, which shares Ridge View High School with Schaller-Crestland SD. Sac County is a rich area for geocaching; the county was "put on the map" when geocachers hid a series of caches a mile wide and 8 miles high to spell "SAC" along rural roads between Sac City and Lytton in August 2011.

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Sac County.† county seat The Democrats have only carried Sac County a total of 5 times since 1912: 1932 and 1936 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1948 by Harry S. Truman, 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, 1988 by Michael Dukakis. Most of these in Democratic landsl

Frederic Remington High School

Frederic Remington High School is a rural public high school located north of Brainerd, Kansas between Whitewater and Potwin at NW Meadowlark Rd and NW 90th St. It is one of three schools operated by Remington USD 206, is the sole high school in the district; this school is commonly known as Remington High School as the shorter name, Whitewater-Remington High School on KSHSAA sport lists. In 1961, Potwin, Elbing, Furley and Golden Gate schools merged to form a joint rural high school. Heated opposition between Whitewater and Potwin occurred during the discussion for the location of the new high school. Rural voters pushed for a centralized location in neither town. A public vote was taken to determine if the school should be built halfway between Whitewater and Potwin, near Brainerd, which passed 745 "yes" to 155 "no". A contest was held to find a unique name for the new high school, chosen to honor the famous American Old West artist Frederic Remington who lived about 4 miles north in the 1880s.

USD 206 covers an area of 253 square miles in Butler and Sedgwick counties. In 2006, the Remington Rock monument was built near the high school; the Broncos compete in the Heart of America League. The KSHSAA classification is 3A; the school has a variety of organizations for the students to participate in. The Broncos compete in the Heart of America League and are classified as a 3A school, except in football, where Remington is classified in 2-1A. Frederic Remington High School offers the following sports: Debate and Forensics Family and Community Leaders of America International Club National Forensics League Scholars' Bowl Science Club Student Council Table Top Gaming Club Thespians/Drama Young Adults Advisory Council to the Library Skills USA Former Whitewater High SchoolHattie Louthan, author of five books and contributed to newspapers and magazines. List of high schools in Kansas List of unified school districts in Kansas Frederic Remington, the Holiday Sheepman. Plum Grove, Brainerd and Potwin from 1870 to 1900.

History of Butler County, Kansas. Official school website USD 206, school districtHistoricalFrederic Remington Area Historical SocietyMapsUSD 206 School District Boundary Map, KDOT Butler County Map, KDOT

Edna Staebler

Edna Staebler, was a Canadian author and award-winning literary journalist, best known for her series of cookbooks Food That Really Schmecks, available in e-book form. While the book contains Mennonite recipes, the content includes stories and anecdotes about life and home cooking in the rural areas of the Waterloo Region. Edna Staebler grew up there. Edna's birth certificate shows her name was registered as Cora Margaret Cress and changed, to Edna Louisa Cress, she was the daughter of machinist, John Gerp Cress and Louise Cress who were married 15 July 1903. Staebler received a BA from the University of Toronto and a teacher's certificate from the Ontario College of Education. Staebler married in 1933, but divorced in 1962, she wrote articles for Maclean's, Saturday Night, Reader's Digest, Star Weekly and other newspapers and magazines. In 1991, she established an award for creative non-fiction, awarded annually by Wilfrid Laurier University. Staebler was awarded membership to the Order of Canada in 1996.

She died of a stroke in Waterloo, Ontario, in 2006 at the age of 100. A biography, To Experience Edna Staebler: A Life, was written by Veronica Ross. In addition to Food that Really Schmecks, Stabler is the author of the following: Sauerkraut and Enterprise. University Women's Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, 1967. Cape Breton Harbour. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972. More Food That Really Schmecks. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1979. Haven't Any News: Ruby's Letters from the'50s. Edited by Edna Staebler. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1995. Whatever Happened to Other People I've Known. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1983. Schmecks Appeal. More Mennonite Cooking. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987. In addition to the Order of Canada, Staebler received the following awards: Canadian Women’s Press Club Award for Outstanding Literary Journalism Kitchener-Waterloo Woman of the Year Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo-Wellington Hospitality Award Province of Ontario Senior Achievement Award Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Award Silver Ladle Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Culinary Arts Governor General’s Commemorative Medal Regional Municipality of Waterloo Volunteer Award Inducted into Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Edna Staebler Award Christl Verduyn, Must Write: Edna Staebler's Diaries, To Experience Wonder Edna Staebler: A Life Dundurn Press, 2016 Must Write: Edna Staebler's Diaries ed. Christl Verduyn, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005


Davangere is a city in the center of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It is the seventh largest city in the state, the administrative headquarters of eponymous Davangere district. Hitherto being a cotton hub and hence popularly known before as the Manchester of Karnataka, the commercial ventures of the city is now dominated by education and agro-processing industries. Davangere became a separate district in 1997, when it was separated from the erstwhile undivided district of Chitradurga for administration conveniences. Davangere is known for rich culinary traditions which encompass the diversity of entire Karnataka's dishes due to its geographical position in the state as its epicenter. Notable among them is its aromatic benne dose, associated with the name of the city. Davangere has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's ambitious flagship Smart Cities Mission, it went on to be featured in the list of first 20 cities to be developed under the mission by Urban development ministry, released on 28 January 2016, after being scrutinized stringently for several parameters.

Davanagere has been a pioneer in municipal administration with the city attaining the status of a municipality as early as 1870. The Imperial Gazetteer of India says that the receipts and expenditure of the municipality, during the ten years ending 1901, averaged Rs 14,200 and Rs 12,600 respectively; the civic administration of the city was managed by the Davangere City Corporation, before it was established as a municipality on 7 August 1951. It now has the status of a City Corporation, gained this on 6 January 2007, it is headed by a mayor, assisted by commissioners and council members. The city is divided into 45 wards, the council members are elected by the people of the city. Davanagere is the "Heart of Karnataka". Davanagere is surrounded from Chitradurga, Shivamogga and Haveri districts. Davanagere is at the centre of Karnataka, 14°28' N latitude, 75°59' longitude and 602.5 metres above sea level. Davanagere District receives average annual rainfall of 644 mm. Davanagere lies in the Maiden region on the Deccan Plateau.

The district is bounded by Shivamogga Area of Hills, Chitradurga and Ballari districts. The southern and western parts of the district are irrigated by the waters of the Bhadra reservoir, it has the Asia's 2nd largest irrigation tank called Shanti sagar, a major water source for farmers in the district. As of 2011 census, Davanagere city had a population of 435,125. Males constitute 52% of the population, females 48%. Davanagere has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 89% and, female literacy is 81%. In Davanagere, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Davanagere has mixed communities with majority being Hindus. Though the city experienced religious riots in the 1990s, the communities have made efforts to bridge the misunderstanding and demonstrating solidarity towards maintaining peace. Kannada is the major language spoken. Davanagere is well-connected by road to Bengaluru, Pune, Mangaluru and Chennai through NH 47. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, has a divisional office situated in Davanagere City.

The city is well-connected to other cities in the state by KSRTC buses. Many operated buses offer overnight services to other places within the state; the city's railway station comes under South Western Railway zone and was constructed during the British period and has been renovated recently. The station code is DVG; the railway station is quite conveniently located in the centre of the city. Regular train services are available to travel towards Bengaluru and Mysore; the nearest airport to Davanagere is Hubballi Airport, 143 kilometres from the city. The ubiquitous Autorickshaws are the backbone for travelling within the city; the city bus services are operated by both private as well as state owned buses. Kadalbal Shamanur Benne dose

Open Movie Editor

Open Movie Editor is a free open-source non-linear video editing and post-processing program for Linux, included in the Ubuntu and Debian repositories. Per the website, the design intent is "for basic movie making capabilities, it aims to be powerful enough for the amateur movie artist, yet easy to use." The developer had worked on the Cinelerra project, but started the Open Movie Editor project when he started making amateur films because he felt the available software wasn't meeting his needs. A unique feature of Open Movie Editor is that it supports JACK's transport control functionality, which allows you to synchronize sound with other JACK transport-aware apps; this makes it powerful for soundtrack production, for example. Open Movie Editor supports the Frei0r plugin framework for audio effects, it uses the Gmerlin audio/video library and exports to QuickTime formats, but will natively use ffmpeg for rendering options. It natively supports the DV AVI Type 2 format, supported by a number of video editing applications for Windows.

Its last release to date is dated 05 Jan 2009. The developer announced 08 Dec 2009 on his blog that he had to "reschedule OME into a lower priority class," putting the project in the same situation as CineFX and Kino. Movie editor could be used as a source for editing videos. Comparison of video editing software List of video editing software Official website

Kosaka, Akita

Kosaka is a town located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2020, the town had an estimated population of 4986 in 2368 households, a population density 25 persons per km²; the total area of the town is 201.70 square kilometres. In 2016, Kosaka was selected as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan. Kosaka is located in the Ōu Mountains the mountains of far northeastern Akita Prefecture, with Aomori Prefecture on the north, Lake Towada to the northeast. Much of the town is within the borders of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Much of the town area is covered in forest. Due to its inland location, the town is noted for its heavy snowfall in winter. Akita Prefecture Kazuno Ōdate Aomori Prefecture Hirakawa Towada Per Japanese census data, the population of Kosaka has declined over the past 40 years, is less than half of what it once was in 1970. Kosaka has a cold Humid continental climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall and; the average annual temperature in Kosaka is 8.4 °C.

The average annual rainfall is 1466 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.2 °C, lowest in January, at around -4.3 °C. The area of present-day Kosaka was part of ancient Mutsu Province and was ruled by the Nambu clan of Morioka Domain during the Edo period; the “Kosaka-kaido” highway connecting Morioka Domain with Hirosaki Domain passed through Kosaka. Under the Nambu, major deposits of gold and silver were mined by the Fujita-gumi, the predecessor to modern Dowa Holdings for the Nambu clan at the Kosaka mine. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Rikuchū Province before being transferred to Akita Prefecture in 1871, it was organized as part of Kazuno District, Akita Prefecture in 1878. The village of Kosaka was created with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889, it was raised to town status on May 12, 1914. With the depletion of the mineral deposits at the Kosaka Mine from the 1990s, the economy of Kosaka is now based on agriculture and seasonal tourism.

Dowa Holdings, the owner of the Kosaka Mine is active in the metal recycling industry. In terms of light manufacturing, the Towada Audio Corporation, a manufacturer of shortwave radio sets, TV tuners and AC adapters in the Sony group, is based in Kosaka. Kosaka has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the town government and one public high school operated by the Akita Prefectural Board of Education; the Kosaka Smelting & Refining Kosaka Line provided passenger services until 1994. At present, the town is not served by any passenger railway line. Tōhoku Expressway Akita Expressway National Route 103 National Route 282 National Route 454 Former head offices of Kosaka mine Koraku-kan - the oldest operating, traditional Kabuki theatre in Japan; the Koraku-kan was made of all wood in 1910, is stylistically a mix of western and traditional Japanese architecture. It was designated as an Important Cultural Property in 2002. Lake Towada Nanataki Falls – one of the Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls Official Website