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THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF LOGAN, HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA THE LOGAN Herald-Observer VOLUME 127, ISSUE 43 SHORT TAKES FIRST ROUND FOOTBALL P L AY O F F S from Lo-Ma vs Central Decatur, 7 p.m., Oct. 26, at LoMa Field. OCTOBER 26, 2011 $1.00 Upgrades Lo-Ma seniors join in on “Make a Difference Day” needed for city water utility plant SERVICE WITH A SMILE Mary Darling Editor ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVA I L A B L E Absentee ballots are available in the Harrison County Auditor’s Office for the upcoming city elections Nov. 8. Voters may stop by the Auditor’s office and vote in person or can send a written request to the Auditor’s Office, 111 N. Second Ave., Logan, IA 51546, that includes name, birth date, address and signature, and a ballot will be mailed to that voter. Last day for absentee ballots to be mailed is Nov. 4. If you have any questions, call Harrison County Auditor, Susan Bonham at 644-2401. FCCLA COLLECTING SWEATERS The Lo-Ma FCCLA students are collecting 80 to 100 percent wool sweaters for a project. Drop off items at school by Nov. 20. The group plans to recycle them into mittens and other items and donate them to elementary students and needy Harrison County families. SADDLE CLUB DANCE/PARTY The Woodbine Saddle Club will host a Halloween dance/party for the Harrison County Communities from 7-10 p.m., Oct. 29, at the Woodbine Rodeo grounds. A small admission fee will be charged and boys’ and girls’ costume contest held with prizes and free snacks served. For more information call 712-5920578. HALLOWEEN PARTY AT TRAIN STATION A Halloween party will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 29, at the Watson Steam Train Station in Missouri Valley. Children may come in costume if they wish. Students that gathered to help paint the kitchen and a bedroom at the Mosaic home on Fifth Street in Logan Oct. 22 were, in front from the left, Seth Morris, Billy Mahoney; middle row, Alesha Levell, Isabelle Winchell, Shelby Marquardt, Alexis Smithson, James Logan; in back, Gannan Cunard, Lonnie Larson, Grant Whisney, Brian Zephier. Not pictured Allison Rollins. Photo: Mary Darling Mary Darling Editor Several LoganMagnolia seniors joined together Oct. 22 and helped make a difference, on national “Make a Difference Day.” Twelve students from the senior seminar class, grabbed paintbrushes and helped paint the Mosaic group home on Fifth Street in Logan. Jennifer Payne, community relations manager at Mosaic, had the idea and provided the chance to Lo-Ma students. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to have a special day where the students could get their community service hours while simultaneously doing good with millions of other Americans,” Payne said. “Make a Difference Day,” is celebrated each year on the fourth Saturday in October. It was created by USA Weekend magazine, and SEE SERVICE Page 2 Kiwanis chili cookoff Oct. 30 Mary Darling Editor Grab a spoon, get your little goblin in their Halloween costume and go to the fourth annual Logan Kiwanis club chili cook off from 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 30, at the Logan Community Center. “We already have close to 15 different businesses and individuals entered in this year’s contest,” said Kiwanis member Clint McDonald. “Besides the chili contest, there will be a costume contest for the kids with prizes for all.” According to McDonald, it’s a great opportunity to taste test a variety of chili recipes and render your opinion as well. There is no charge to enter or attend, but a free-will offering will be taken. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to help build the new greenhouse at Logan-Magnolia school. Contestants are asked to bring eight to 12 quarts of chili for the public to sample. In addition, contestants need to bring candy to hand out to the children who will be trick-or-treating that night. For the children, there will be a costume contest SEE CHILI COOK-OFF Page 2 Needed water plant upgrades were on the Logan City Council agenda Oct. 10. Utilities director Scott Muxfeldt, reported to the council the circuit board at the well field quit working and he was told by the company that installed it, the part is not made anymore and no parts were available. It was necessary to replace the system for an approximate cost of $8,000. “That same control panel is at the water plant and water tower,” Muxfeldt said. “I recommend we upgrade all the systems. They will come out and give us a rough estimate of the cost.” Muxfeldt told the council many of the controls at the water plant are over 20 years old. He said everything is working OK now, but is concerned how long it could take if the system went out and needed to be replaced due to parts not available any longer. “It runs 24/7 and 365 days a year,” Muxfeldt said. “My guesstimate is about $20,000 to $30,000 to replace the systems. We SEE COUNCIL Page 2 FEMA reverses decision on assistance Mary Darling 6 Pack and a Rib Rack now open Mary Darling Editor You can find Logan’s newest restaurant just by following the mouthwatering aroma down the street to the former site of the Old Theatre restaurant. Chris and Paula Mausbach officially opened 6 Pack and a Rib Rack for business on Oct. 12. It is located at 308 E. Seventh St. The Mausbach’s had been catering their award Chris and Paula Mausbach, owners of 6 Pack and a Rib Rack, were presented the ceremoSEE RESTAURANT nial “first dollar” Oct. 18 by Logan Chamber co-president Chris Hartwig, left, and chamber Page 2 member Bill Dewitt. Photo: Mary Darling Randy Pryor REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE & Auction Co.. 712-647-2741 • Woodbine, Iowa We are currently booking land auctions for late fall. We need residential listings, most of ours have sold and we have buyers. Contact one of our sales agents today for an analysis of your home or farm. Randy Pryor, Broker 644-7610 • Leroy Burbridge, Asso. Broker 592-0085 Cindy Pryor 647-2741 • Bill Hutcheson 592-2330 Jerry Baldwin 269-2336 • Tony Smith 592-9817 • Denise Baldwin • 269-2337 Check out our website for more complete auction & home listings! Editor Iowa’s appeal to FEMA came through, with Gov. Terry Branstad receiving notice Oct. 18 that FEMA granted Iowa’s appeal to make individual disaster assistance available to Harrison County as well as Fremont, Mills, Monona and Pottawattamie. Woodbury County was not included. “I am very pleased FEMA has granted our appeal and will make assistance available to Iowans who need help in recovering from the Missouri River flooding,” Branstad said. “This assistance will not only help SEE POOL Page 2

Logan Herald-Observer 10-26-11

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