David Moore, Environmental Manager at the Newton County Landfill, gave a presentation to the Kentland Rotary Club and the Kentland Chamber of Commerce at the Kentland Community Center at noon on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
David explained that he was responsible for the environmental permitting for the landfill. He also explained that the landfill is like a giant bathtub. Different materials are used to both line the bottom of the landfill and also used to cap the landfill. Monitoring wells are situated around the landfill and sample results are available over the internet.
When asked to comment on the significance of recycling he simply stated that he doesn’t work with that department at the landfill. However, he did give suggestions for future Rotary presentations.   
In other Rotary news. On Saturday November 12, Kentland Rotary hosted its 3rd breakfast this year.  Over 100 friends and neighbors came for a visit and enjoyed eggs, breakfast sausage patties, pancakes, and biscuits and sausage gravy.  The club reports that the free will offering will provide nearly $600 after expenses to help support their donations to the food bank and food voucher program in late December.  The club would like to thank everyone in attendance and also Handford Meat Packing, Rose Acres Egg Farm, and of course Murphy's Grocery for their support of this important community fund raiser.   
The Club will hold its Annual Meeting on December 6 at the Kentland Trinity United Methodist Church at 6 pm.   2017-2018 officers will be elected and the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation will be held.  Past winners of Rotary scholarships are invited to attend.  The Club is compiling a list but many students have moved from our community.  If you were impacted by a Rotary Scholarship, please contact Roberta Dewing at the Kentland Public Library for reservations. 
The Rotary Grocery Bagging day will be held at Murphy’s on Saturday December 17th.  Rotary members will be bagging groceries and will be carry-outs from 8 am to 2 pm.  Donations will be accepted for the Kentland Food Pantry.
  Chris Knochel (L) Dave Moore (R)