Special to the Times Vedette

Chris Arganbright of the Bryton Insurance Agency, Panora, is shown delivering a $10,659 check to City of Panora Administrator Lisa Grossman. This is an Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) safety group dividend paid back by participating in the EMC Insurance Companies insurance program for Cities. Total dividends returned to participating municipal utilities for 2023 were $2.8 million. The IAMU insurance program is in its 40th year. It is unique in that it returns money to its members for their diligent efforts in safety and reducing losses.