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How deep will it get? See page 7! Crime Stoppers to meet ime The Woodbine Twiner Harrison County Cr 7 p.m. Stoppers will meet at Public n Jan. 19 in the Loga Library Meeting Room (in the basement). The meeting is open to the public. The Official Newspaper of Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa January 19, 2011 Volume 133, Issue 3 $1.00 Alegent ByWays of Excellence recipients named SHORT Velma Oliver H.E. “Whitey” Mensching Scott Hinkel Charlie Wolford School board approves baseball and softball contratcts Board puts teacher contract negotiations on hold and discusses school safety policy The Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold its Byways of Excellence banquet Feb. 19 at Shadow Valley Country Club in Woodbine. A tradition since 2004, the event salutes four members of the Harrison County community for their professional and/or personal contributions. Those to be honored this year include: Velma Oliver (Health and Medicine); the late H.E. (Whitey) Mensching (Business); Charlie Wolford (Education and Civic Leadership); and Scott Hinkel (Youth). Velma Oliver Oliver was born in 1932 in rural Woodbine and attended rural country school until fifth grade. She graduated from Woodbine Public High School. Oliver is married to Bob and is the mother of five children, Bill, Larry, Steve, Atoya and Tanya. She has 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Velma took EMT classes through Iowa Western Community College and in 1977 became a member of the Woodbine rescue squad. She later took classes to become an Flipping over GYMNASTICS NIKKI DAVIS Editor Bryn Koke, 10, and Kaitlyn Neligh, 9, have both been competing in USA Gymnastics for what seems like a long time … to them. Bryn began with Platinum Gymnastics in Missouri Valley when they opened their doors in 2007 and Kaitlyn followed in fall of 2008. The reasons were fairly simple. “I wanted to do it because it sounded fun,” Bryn said. “My sister did it, and she’s 13.” “I thought it’d be cool. My mom and me used to watch the Olympics and stuff all the time and I liked it,” Kaitlyn added. As USAG gymnasts, the two girls are required to compete on all four, Olympic, women’s events, namely vault, parallel uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. LOIS ANDERSEN For the Twiner The Woodbine School Board approved Jeff Powers for head baseball coach and Rita Melby for head softball coach for the upcoming 2011 season, during their routine January meeting, with an assistant softball coaching contract going to Becky Melby. Both coaches were offered $3,633 and the assistant wage was set at $2,543. The board also offered a part-time contract to Brittney McDonald as a special educations associate. Noel Sherer presented a request to the board to consider an option for an athletic exemption for a student from physical education in order to be able to take an academic class in place of P.E. The board later discussed the option and will look into the policy. Elementary Principal Kathy Waite reported money was received for the school attaining the See BOARD Page 6 instructor and now teaches emergency medical services and AHA first aid and CPR for IWCC. Oliver enjoys being able to help others and sharing her knowledge. She has always felt though, that she was a mother and grandmother first and responder was just an extra reward to get to help people. Oliver has been a Sunday school teacher, seamstress, babysitter and foster care provider along with Avon representative and retail store clerk. She states that community involveSee BYWAYS Page 6 The defense wants to suppress statements by the pickup driver and breath test results. An attorney for the man accused in the crash that killed four motorcyclists said he expects his client’s trial, to be delayed because of a motion he has filed. Steve Lefler of Omaha, Neb., one of the lawyers representing RANDY PRYOR Real Estate and Auction Co. Woodbine, Iowa 712-647-2741 Randy Pryor, Broker Leroy Burbridge, Asso.Broker Cindy Pryor Bill Hutcheson Jerry Baldwin Tony Smith Denise Baldwin 644-7610 592-0085 647-2741 592-2330 269-2336 592-9817 269-2337 Andrew Schlichtemeier, has asked that the breath-alcohol test results and any statements that Schlichtemeier made to investigators be suppressed because Schlichtemeier “was not competent to voluntarily waive any of his rights,” according to the motion. Schlichtemeier, then 21, was the driver of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup that, according to authorities, struck the After approximately three years in a new gym, working on all four events, both girls completed their competition season Dec. 12, 2010 as level four out of 10 levels. They have now graduated to level five. They work hard at practice to maintain their competitiveness, both working out three hours a day, three days a week. The practice, to date, has paid off as they continue learning new skills they will need in order to keep moving up through the levels. “I can do cartwheels on beam and backhandsprings on floor,” Kaitlyn exclaimed excitedly. “I can actually do four in a row. And I can do front hip circles on bars and I almost had my kip the other night. I had it, but then I fell backwards and didn’t get up on the bar.” As a reference, a backhandspring is similar to a back flip, but a gymnasts’ hands touch the floor. The skill is competed on both floor and beam. A front hip circle on bars is when a gymnast pushes herself up on bars to a front support then falls forward, keeping her hips to the bar to complete a full circle, ending in the same position she started from. Kips are a difficult skill in gymnastics, one of the hardest to obtain, but eventually a staple skill on bars, where the gymnast glides under the bar, lifts her toes towards the bar and pivots to a front support. It’s a difficult skill to master for any gymnast See GYM Page 6 four motorcyclists on Aug. 9 in a two-lane construction zone on Interstate 29. The Iowa State Patrol has said his blood-alcohol level measured 0.373 percent after the crash, more than 4½ times the legal limit. Authorities later charged him with four counts of motor vehicle homicide. Schlichtemeier has pleaded not guilty and remains in the See TRIAL Page 6 Library feedback The Woodbine Public Library is looking for feedback from their patrons. Comment cards are now located in the library. The public is encouraged to fill out the comment card and drop it in the book drop or in the comment box at the front desk. Call Rita or Wendy with questions at 647-2750. Harrison County Crime Stoppers will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Logan Public Library Meeting Room (in the basement). The meeting is open to the public. Republicans to meet Jan. 20 The Harrrison County Republicans will meet Jan. 20 at Pizza A'mour, 118 Iowa St., Dunlap. Those eatting should arrive at 6:30 p.m. Meeting will convene at 7 p.m. N a t i o n a l Committeeman Steve Scheffler will speak. The election of officers will also be held. For further information contact Chairman Sheila Murphy at or 712-642-2849. ServSafe classes ServSafe will be held March 14 and 21 at the ISU Extension Office, 304 E. Seventh St., Logan. Participants must attend both sessions.Anyone interested in preparing and serving safe food is welcome to attend. For cost, more information and registration forms, contact the Extension office at 712-644-2105. Registration required by March 7. The Woodbine Optimists have opened an ice skating rink in Woodbine at 51 Sixth St. The rink is available to the public. Contact Glen Leaders with questions at 6478210. Andrew Schlictemeier 807 Ely St. Woodbine Priced to Sell @ $119,500 The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 2 p.m. on Jan. 20 at Rose court. Hostesses will be Zoe Leonard, Janet Mether and Lois Schraeder. Speaker will be Larry Oliver. Woodbine Ice Skating Rink NEW LISTING Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath, multi-level home with detached garage on double lot. American Legion Auxiliary to meet Crime Stoppers to meet Motion may delay Schlictemeier’s trial ANDREW J. 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