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Harms works last day as city clerk No agendas or plans loom for future By Pat Racette The start of never having to work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. began last Thursday for Sandy Harms. The City of Allison clerk arose at the same time she has the last nearly 27 years - 6:30 a.m. She ate breakfast and drank a cup of coffee, but didnt scurry off to work. Instead she took a walk with her husband, Tom, to Wilder Park. Sitting down on one of the benches at her destination, she took in the peacefulness of the morning; the birds chirping, the pond still and the canopy hovering. Then, the couple turned around and walked back home. Sandy had another cup of coffee out on her comfy front porch when she got back; browsing one of her favorite magazines she never had time to read. She eventually took a shower, realizing this was her first day of many of not having to work. Later, her grandchildren, Macy, 6, and Wrigley, 3, came over to visit, and Sandy made them a couple different homemade options for lunch. Harms’ time as city clerk isn’t officially up until November, however, she built up enough vacation and sick days to finish at the end of July, with her last Wednesday, July 31. No longer will she be sitting in the corner front window office facing Main Street. “It’s hard to believe it’s over, the time goes so fast,� Harms said. “I’m looking forward to it. A year ago I knew I this would be it, and I’ve wanted this for a long time.� When Harms began in 1986, Chuck Fischel was the mayor, and

city council members included Bill Codner, Bon Heeren, Cleve Trent, Bill Wix Sr. and Jack Cooper. She worked under four mayors, including current mayor Scot Henrichs twice. After Fischel, Cooper was mayor, then Henrichs and Don Wiliamson, before Henrichs was elected as mayor again. “My biggest memory there is when the land for Wilder Park was purchased,� she said. “There was just one tree, and volunteers created a road by bulldozing a way into the park.� She beat out seven other applicants to get the job, as it was pointed out in an old article at her city clerks’ retirement a week prior. She mentioned the swim pool committee that got the city pool constructed through fundraising dollars, along with the airport that need no city maintenance with Lester Schrage, Doc George North, Jay Schrage and people before them providing it. Her friend and co-worker, Utility Clerk Chris Graser, will now be working with new city clerk Glenda Miller. Harms said Graser was a great working partner, and good, active community member. Though she eventually plans to volunteer, Harms will take her time to breathe and release from all the deadlines she will not miss. She may be golfing with Tom at Greene or Parkersburg courses or just enjoying the time. She plans on contacting people she hasn’t seen in awhile, touring places in Iowa and seeing her kids that don’t live in Allison, Cindy and Clint, in Fort Dodge and Fairfield. But for now, she has no plans,

Frog (Gerald Fortin) and Bookworm Bonnie (Bonnie Morris) were elected the 2013 King and Queen of the Hobos, Saturday at Britt. The 113th National Hobo Convention was held Aug. 6-11. LEADER photo by Sarah Freesemann

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Sandy Harms no reservations or agendas, only an open mind to take in what each day brings. The city council is holding an open house for Sandy’s retirement

Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at City Hall. Stop by to share memories, enjoy a treat of coffee and congratulate Harms on 27 years of service to the city. The opportunity to meet new clerk Miller will also be available.

By Sarah Freesemann BRITT - Rounds of thunderous applause elected this year’s Hobo King and Queen at the gazebo in Britt Saturday afternoon, Aug. 10. The 2013 King and Queen are Frog and Bookworm Bonnie. The 113th annual National Hobo Convention was held Aug. 6-11. Frog (a.k.a. Gerald Fortin) was chosen King of the Hobo’s 1997. He is very shocked and excited to be King once more. “I strongly suspected Tuck (fellow hobo candidate) to be elected. He is very well respected and great,� Frog said, “It feels great to be elected King again and I did not expect it, I didn’t even expect to run again until Tuck talked me into it.� Frog resides in Helena, Mo. He

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Benefit planned for Rick Cashatt on Aug. 23 On May 21, Parkersburg resident Rick Cashatt was critically injured in a construction accident, and was airlifted to Iowa City having sustained multiple fractures and other injuries. He underwent three surgeries and spent two weeks in the trauma unit there. Rick was then transferred to Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo where he went through two weeks of rehab and physical therapy. Last week, Rick was finally allowed to put weight on his right leg for the first time since his accident. Due to the extent of his injuries, he has been unable to work, and it is uncertain when, or if, he will be able to return in the future. Rickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family and friends are organizing a benefit to help defray the medical bills and living expenses that have accumulated since his accident. Join him at the Parkersburg Veterans Building Friday, Aug. 23, for the benefit. The evening will begin with a free-will supper at 6 p.m., followed by raffles, an auction and a silent auction as the evening progresses. The benefit will conclude with music provided by the band One More Time. . To make a monetary donation, a special account has been set up at

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