Story City Mayor Mike Jensen graciously issued a proclamation to the Story and Boone County ABATE motorcycle group on Saturday morning, May 4, at the Story City Fire Department building. The ABATE group, which stands for "A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education", forms an annual ride in May to support Motorcycle Awareness Month. They were in Story City as part of a five town trek collecting proclamations. It is the group’s way of thanking legislators and community officials for their cooperation and hard work in supporting their organization. Pictured with Mayor Jensen are, front (from left), Kimberly Stinn and Kathy Elsberry; back (from left), Don Batt, Bryan Boyd, State Representative Beth Wessel-Krochell, Jensen, Craig Jones, Jim Adams and Tim Kuhn.

—photo by Todd Thorson