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Alpha meetings held Wednesday evenings at Hagie’s Show Room By: Clae Goater The religious organization 99Ways, which also organizes the Hiz Kidz program in Clarion, is going to be holding Alpha meetings in Clarion through December. The meetings will be held in the Show Room at Hagie Manufacturing on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Oct. 16 – Dec. 11. “Alpha is really just a chance to come hear the truth and ask questions and process it. It’s really about getting the people in the community to discuss things,” said Neal Bunn, who will be leading the meetings. “When they do, God shows up, people get blessed and miracles happen. “ The Alpha Course was developed by the Rev. Charles Marnham in 1977, to introduce the basics of Christianity and faith to people. Today, Alpha Courses are held in 163 countries, and over 15 million people have attended an Alpha Course. This is the fourth time that Bunn has organized an Alpha Course in Clarion. After attending Alpha at his own church in Des Moines in 2006, Bunn was inspired to organize an Alpha Course here in Clarion. “I wished people I knew who were struggling in life, especially in my hometown here, could learn what I’ve learned and seen what I’ve seen. I thought ‘That’s crazy. How am I going to get those people down here,’ God showed me that I had to take it to them. That’s how this dream of starting Alpha up here started.” Bunn stresses that Alpha is meant to be an inclusive group, and that people of all different types of backgrounds are encouraged to come. Attendance is free, and childcare will be provided. “I don’t care about economic status, where you’re from, what you think you know, if you call yourself a Christian, if you call yourself an atheist- I’m just saying come,” Bunn said. “Any question is safe. I might not agree with it, but that’s not why we’re here. We’re here to hash this stuff out. Just because I’m teaching it doesn’t mean that I know any more than anyone else. I’m on a journey, too, like everyone else. I’m not a pastor, I don’t pretend to know everything. I’m just a guy who cares a lot. “ The course is being held at Hagie specifically so that people aren’t alienated by going to a specific church.“We’re holding it out at Hagie, because people will feel safe coming to a neutral site. If you put it in a church, a lot of times non-churchy people are put off by that. I don’t want that to be a barrier to anyone. “ Alpha is non-denominational, and stresses the commonalities between various types of faith. “I believe that the walls we’ve created in denominations don’t serve anybody. We’re not going to get into the disputable things. Like Baptism: do you dunk them or sprinkle them? You know what, I don’t care what

Neal Bunn you do. We’re not going to focus on that. We’re going to focus on basic truths and God’s love for us, “ Bunn said. The Alpha meetings will consist of lessons, followed by small group discussions. The course will discuss Christianity and how it applies to your life, different interpretations of Jesus, the reasons why we pray, and historical information about Jesus and the authors of the Bible, among other things. Bunn went over some of the questions that regularly get brought up in group discussion. “A lot of people hone in on the “why is there so much pain and suffering” question. That’s was probably the hardest question for me when I came in. It’s a common question. Does God heal? Is God active in my life? Those are the big questions,” Bunn said. “Then there are a lot of weird questions. Will we know our relatives in heaven? We’re not going to solve those questions, but we can talk them through. “ Bunn, who left his job as a CPA to work with 99 Ways, says that he’s seen the program yield some amazing results. “I’ve seen the craziest things through Alpha. Miraculous stuff … happens almost every time,” Bunn said. “The president of my board of directors, I met in Alpha back in 2007 down in Des Moines. He came into that class a complete atheist. Over 12 weeks, I saw God turn a light bulb on in him, and his life was changed forever. “ Bunn says that his goal is to get people in Clarion to find their own place in the religious community. “If you do a ten-week study and then you’re done and you turn the people loose and say ‘Good luck,” that’s not responsible. I don’t think it’s the way we’re supposed to do it. This group that met last spring, they’re still meeting now,” Bunn said. “I hope to point people to a church that they fit into. I’m not recommending any particular church, but I am recommending church. You’ve got family when you need help or encouragement. That’s why you have church. The building isn’t the church, the people are the church. “

Sheriff Jason Schluttenhofer wants or when passing motorists are struck by Wright County motorists to take extra farm equipment making wide left turns. caution on our roadways during harvest Traffic accidents with farm equipment are about five times more likely to cause season. “As it gets busy with the farming fatalities than other types of accident. Drivers should make sure to have their going on, we’re going to be encountering some slow-moving vehicles out there,” full attention on the road, and should watch out for slow-moving vehicles Schluttenhofer said. “Leave a little or vehicles with strange outlines. early, and expect some delays. Farmers should make sure that Maybe leave for work ten or their slow-moving vehicle fifteen minutes earlier. Pay emblems are well-maintained attention on the blacktops and and recognizable. They gravel roads. We don’t want should also make sure any wrecks out there.“ that their lights and Statewide, there have Watch for reflectors are property been 79 crashes with slow moving maintained. Drivers farm equipment in vehicles and farmers should 2013, causing five make sure to fatalities. Most clearly signal their collisions occur when drivers rear-end farm equipment, intentions when turning or passing.

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reservations this year. Night Hike is not designed to be scary, and is something that the whole family can enjoy. However, if people are not comfortable moving along uneven ground in the dark, they might want to consider showing up early. “If you have little kids or elderly people who don’t want to go out in the dark, I would advise them to show up early. About 6-7,” Walker said. Night Hike is organized through volunteer efforts. This year, Night Hike has about 50 volunteers working together. Clarion-Goldfield Peer Helper students will be acting as guides on the hike. The Belmond Boy Scouts will be manning the concession stand for the evening. If you’re interested in volunteering for Night Hike, or want more information, you can contact Schaben at 515-532-3185

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By: Clae Goater This year’s Night Hike is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Lake Cornelia. Night Hike is a great opportunity for people to go out and enjoy the great outdoors, and maybe even learn something along the way. Groups of 20-25 people will be sent around the nature trail roughly every ten minutes. Hikers will go to various stations around the trail, where they will listen to presentations and skits based around ecology and conservation. “We usually do stuff about animal interactions. We do stuff about the park, about interactions between park rangers and campers, things like that,” said Wright County Naturalist Jake Schaben. “Our main goal is to teach people some things that they might not know. We’re trying to do a little environmental education.” Night Hike will not be taking

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Clarion Chamber and Development held a candidate’s forum Monday, Oct. 14, where city council candidates answered questions from the chamber and the community. Incumbent candidate Duane Asbe was not present for the forum, but he his views will be included in next week’s Monitor as part of our candidate questionnaire. The night’s first question focused on how each candidate was involved with the Clarion community, and how they get their information about the community. Randall Davenport, who works at local convenience store, said that working overnight shifts have kept him from participating in a lot of boards and committees. However, he says that he hears about the issues that face the community from his customer. “But I do hear all the coffee drinkers who come in and all the people who come in. All the concerns they have and all the questions they have,” Davenport said. “This is how I hear what’s going on.” Terry Hilpipre, former Clarion police officer, is a regular at city council meetings, and gets a lot of his information that way. “Currently, I’m on the board of adjustments for the city of Clarion. I spend time at city council meetings, and I do hear what comes in from the citizens. I’ve probably attended 80 percent of city council meetings over the last two and a half years“ Hilpipre said. Barb Mussman, former publisher and editor of the Wright County Monitor, said that she’s been very involved in the community over the years. Mussman has been a member of the Clarion Chamber and Development Board, the Clarion Golf Club Board, the Rotary Board, the Museum Board, the Theater Board, and the Community Development Committee. She’s also a member of the Wright County Women’s Coalition. “I feel like my 30-some years as editor and publisher of the Monitor has definitely kept me abreast of everything that’s going on in this community,” Mussman said. “I feel like I have background with the city council. I know how they work. I know what TIFF districts are.” Nancy Duitscher, former schoolteacher, said that she’s a member of the Clarion Development Committee. She also said that she’s fairly in touch with the Clarion community, and that she gets her information from the people she knows. “I get input from my network of friends. When I am out working in my yard, probably about 80 percent of the citizens of Clarion drive by there and they stop and visit and they tell me their issues,” Duitscher said. “I’ve also attended a few meetings of the city council. Not as many as Terry.” Dave Maxheimer, human resources director at Hagie Manufacturing, is a member of the Leadership Committee.

He also served as president of the Kid’s Korner board for eight years. Maxheimer also said that he’s fairly connected in the Clarion community, and that he’s interested in talking to people about their issues. “I do like to listen. I do want to help people with their problems, but the one thing I ask for is solutions,” Maxheimer said. “I hear a lot of complaints from people on different things that people don’t like. I’m keeping an open mind going into this process, but I want to hear solutions, too. “ The next question was “What are the two most

important issues facing Clarion?” All candidates basically agreed that housing, beautification, and economic development were at the top of the list. After that, the candidates were asked why they chose to run. Both of these questions were included as part of the Monitor’s candidate questionnaire, and will be discussed at length next week. The first question from a member of the audience asked the candidates to discuss their ideas to attract new businesses to Clarion. Duitscher said that Clarion should look for new businesses that fit with the needs of our local businesses. “One way to find businesses is to look at the businesses we currently have. Are there any support businesses that we can have move into the city?” Duitscher asked. “Are there parts, are there things that Hagie needs … Companies where we can say ‘Move here. You won’t have to transport so far.” She also suggested supporting local innovators, along with looking for established businesses from outside our community. “This community used to have it’s own patent attorney … I think we need to look outside … and find those new, old, and young entrepreneurs and establish an environment that will help them,“ Duitscher said. Mussman agreed that looking for support businesses is a good idea. She also said that we need to help our local businesses expand.

“I think that value-added industries play a big part in communities our size. I think we need to look at businesses we have, to see if they can expand or branch out in order to make their business better and add something to community,” Mussman said. Hilpipre said that before Clarion can start attracting new businesses, the town needs to work on improving its appearance. “The bottom line is until the infrastructure is built, the housing is here, and the city is clean and welcoming, you’re not going to get (businesses). When businesses are looking for a place to move they look at education, they look at housing, they look at infrastructure, and they look at appearance,” Hilpipre said. “Our infrastructure is being worked on, our housing is being worked o n . Appearance, I think, is the one area that’s going to make a big difference in Clarion. “ Davenport agreed that appearance was important. “We have to first clean up the city and get the housing for the people. You can’t get businesses in here if you can’t get housing,” Davenport said. He also said that if the city wants to attract new businesses, it will probably have to provide some financial incentive. “Sometimes to attract new businesses, you have to offer them some kind of tax break,” Davenport said. “Can the city do that? I don’t know, but it’s something you’ve got to look at. “ Maxheimer also said that Clarion is going to have to be willing to cut deals with businesses to attract them here. “The city council has to look at what incentives they can offer to new businesses to come to town. You have to be a better deal than the other ones,” Maxheimer said. “We lack some of the other pieces that the other communities have: being closer to the interstates, being closer to large labors pools or large amounts of housing. We don’t have that, so we have to be creative about how we bring new industries into town.“ The next question from the audience was “How will you deal with dilapidated housing?” Duitscher still supported cleaning up the town using ordinances. “I think the ordinances will make a big difference. Right now we have two ordinances, one on safety that I’m not sure is really being covered,” Nancy said. “The other ordinance we have is mowing.“ Mussman also said that ordinance enforcement was key. “Clarion has not done a very good job of enforcing the ordinances that are

on the books,” Mussman said. “There’s definitely the need for more ordinances on the books.” Davenport said that he has personal experience with living in subpar housing, and that ordinances can be used to fix the issue. Davenport said that he has a new landlord, who has let his apartment deteriorate. “This person has let it run downhill. It’s really bad when you wake up and you find a possum in your closet, when you live on the third floor,” Davenport said. “That means the houses are deteriorating pretty badly. The ordinances have to be enforced.” Maxheimer also discussed ordinances, but cautioned that the city should try talking to property owners before they go to the police. “I think a lot of it has to do with the ordinances we have in place, and making sure that they’re sound ordinances. If there needs to be new ones, writing them up,” Maxheimer said. “(But) we have to work with the property owners, give them a chance to work on things, let them know what the issues are, and then work on solutions with them to fix it. If they decide to go against it, that’s when the enforcement comes in … I definitely need to hear all of the issues before I go after the homeowners.” Hilpipre also said that ordinances should be a last resort, and that letters from the city have shown themselves to be effective. He also argued that many ordinances are “passed in haste, and sometimes faulty.” “There have been several letters sent to property owners, to have them clean up their property. It’s actually been fairly successful. It needs to continue. It needs to increase,” Hilpipre said. “The use of ordinance, to me, is a last resort” The candidates also discussed whether they were willing to make unpopular decisions, if they had experience contacting state legislators, and what were their criteria for a “good looking” town. They all said they were willing to make unpopular decisions. Four out of five candidates present said they had experience contacting their legislators at least once, and that they were comfortable with it. Hilpipre did not indicate whether or not he’d ever contacted anyone at the state or federal level, but said that he’d have no problems doing so. While several members did mention that there’s no universal criteria for “attractiveness,” most agreed that they were trying ot get rid of obvious problems like unmowed lawns, junk in the yard, and uneven streets. For their closing statements, most candidates either recapped their talking points or thanked the audience for caring about their town. Davenport used his time to say that the city needs to embrace it’s Latino community. “The one thing I did not bring up: we have a different culture in this community that we also need to reach out to. We have a pretty good size Latino population in this community, and I think we need to reach out to them to,” Davenport said.

Downtown trick-or-treat set for Saturday, Oct. 26 By: Clae Goater Trick-or-Treat Downtown will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Kids and parents are encouraged to dress up and visit their local businesses for some sugary goodies. All businesses that are participating will have signs in their windows. “One of the things we’ve heard kids say is that they like to trick or treat downtown because it’s daylight, and they can see all their friends in their costumes,“ said Clarion chamber director Kim Heller. The movie theater will also be showing free cartoons during Trick-orTreat Downtown. “The movie theater will be showing cartoons from 9:30 to 11. Then, they will have a cartoon that starts at 11, when the trick or treat finishes, so you can watch an entire set if you wanted to,“ said Heller. Trick-or-treaters who go to Pizza Ranch will be asked to give a canned food donation, which will be given to Wright County Public Health. “Our businesses like to do it because it shows their community support, in terms o f creating an environment that is safe and friendly. They like to be engaged with the young people in the

community. As a bonus, it gets the adults in their stores to at least take a glimpse of what’s around,” Heller said. “Primarily, I’d say the businesses do it because they care about our community and they want to create a nice, safe environment

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for kids to go out and show off their costumes. “ “In Clarion, we’re blessed with a very vibrant downtown. Every storefront is full. All of our businesses are engaged with our community,” Heller said. “Our

Trick-or-Treat Downtown is just another opportunity to show that we are the ideal of a small-town community, where the families and the business owners support one another.“

Clarion Firemen gave area children a ride around town on Saturday, Oct. 12, as part of the National Fire Prevention Week. National Fire Prevention Week is celebrated the second week of October.


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Max Powers, Abby Kraft, Emily Rasmussen, Cheyenne Harle, Maya Jackson, Meghan Geary, and McKenzie Goodell in front of the middle school’s pledge wall. These students put together an anti-bullying video, and spearheaded a series of anti-bullying activities.

Clarion-Goldfield Middle School students enter anti-bullying video into state contest By: Clae Goater Members of Clarion-Goldfield Middle School’s Peer Helper group spearheaded various activities as part of National Bullying Awareness Week. Students participated in various anti-bullying activities. These included writing pro-character messages on the sidewalk out front in chalk, pledging to be a person of good character on the school’s pledge wall, posting positive messages in the halls and bathrooms, and holding an anti-bullying poster contest. Members of Peer Helper’s bullying committee even prepared a video on bullying, and submitted it to the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit Video Contest. If Clarion-Goldfield’s submission wins, they will be awarded $500 for bully prevention programs, and a visit from Governor Terry Branstad. The winners of the contest will be decided by a panel of judges, and the winning videos will be announced at the Summit on Nov. 4. The video submitted to the contest showed students participating in the weeks’ various anti-bullying activities. It also showed a young woman being bullied, and then talking to her teachers at school to get the problem corrected. The video was a group effort between Max Powers, Cheyenne Harle, Meghan Geary, McKenzie Goodell, Maya Jackson, Emily Rasmussen, and Abby Kraft of the bullying committee. The video is up online, and may be viewed at EducateIowa. Eduvision.TV. “I’ve been very impressed with what the students have done. As far as the video, I think they’ve done a great job with it,“ said middle school principal Steve Haberman. Members of the bullying committee said that bullying wasn’t as big a problem at ClarionGoldfield as it might be elsewhere,

but that it still had negative effects on the student body. Members of the committee could point to times where bullying had personally affected people they know. They felt proud of the antibullying activities they participated in, and thought that they were doing something positive for the school. “It feels like you’re changing something,” said Abby Kraft. “I feel like we accomplished something. “ Middle school counselor and leader of the school’s Peer Helper program Margaret Askelsen said that bullying is an issue worth confronting, because it affects a child’s ability to learn. “I think the reason we’re focusing on it is because it really takes away from the learning of the student. They are thinking about the message that’s been sent to them or the exclusion rather than learning,” Askelsen said. “I think the main thing is it keeps kids from concentrating on their learning. “ Askelsen said that the school is working to create a learning environment where it is clear that bullying is not acceptable. She also stressed the importance of encouraging kids to stand up for themselves, and teaching them how to deal with bullies. Haberman said that it was important that these activities were led by students. “It wasn’t adults leading it, it was students. If we had said, ‘Let’s have a poster contest,’ no one would have done it,” Haberman said. “We weren’t trying to force something on them. They were leading it. That makes it that much more powerful. And it’s just a nice to have a whole week of things like that.” Haberman said that the school strives to be progressive when

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dealing with the bullying issue. The school performs regular character surveys, which allow students to anonymously point out others who either show good character or bad character. “We do a character survey here. We look for students who might be in need. We look for students who represent pillars of character, and we look for those that might be offenders,” Haberman said. “We try to be proactive in making sure that students are being picked at, that those students have a voice. We want to make sure that this is not acceptable, and if it is happening, there is a means to get help. “ Eight CGMS students will be attending the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit on November 4th. The students who are going were selected because other students rated them as having high character on their character survey.

By: Clae Goater Jeff Hamilton held a “Beat Cancer” car smash in the police station parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 12, to help raise money for county cancer charities. Area residents were invited to take one-dollar sledgehammer swings at an old car. All proceeds from the event were donated to the annual Drink for Pink event held at Chappy’s on Main. Hamilton says that he remembers participating in car smashes when he was young. “Years ago, I remember doing it at the courthouse parking lot when I was a kid,” Hamilton said. “I thought, ‘That’s something I’d like to do.’” Cancer is an important cause to Hamilton, who has lost several family members to the disease. “My mother passed away from cancer when I was a 10. My grandmother died from it, and her sister,” Hamilton said. “It’s in the family, so this is my way of giving back. “ Hamilton already held one car smash this year at Festival in the Park, to raise money for Relay for Life. Hamilton also has his own Relay for Life team, called “They All Matter.” The team’s name reflects Hamilton’s belief that every type of cancer is important, and that all different types of cancer charity need support. The car was donated by Rick Lee of Clarion. Hamilton said that even if he didn’t raise much money through the charity event, he would donate the scrap money he got from the car. “(Lee) had the car sitting for years. He gave it to me and said, ‘Go ahead,’” Hamilton said. “I said that I’d give him the check for scrapping

it, and he said that he wanted to donate that, too. “ Hamilton is already planning cancer charity events for the future. “I’ve been trying to come up with different things to do next year for Relay for Life. I want to do another Beat Cancer vehicle. We’ve

talked about having a hotdog eating contest or a pie eating contest this year. We’ve talked to the fair board about possibly beating a car up over at the fair,” Hamilton said. “I’m just trying to come up with something you don’t see to promote and raise money for (cancer) awareness.”

Jeff Hamilton takes a sledgehammer swing at an old junker car during the Beat Cancer car smash he held on Saturday.

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A tornado clean-up effort is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for all interested volunteers. Workers should meet at the old Cattlemen’s site at Highway 69 and C-20 north of Belmond. Volunteers should call Belmond City Hall at 641-444-3386 to sign up. Due to the type of work involved, youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers are asked to wear long pants, long sleeved shirts/ jackets, sturdy shoes, and bring leather/work gloves. The clean-up will focus on the debris left in a pasture, but mostly in a wooded area and the East Branch of the Iowa River. A tornado touched down at about 4:15 p.m. on June 12 just outside of Belmond, damaging homes, businesses and farming operations. Clean-up has been hampered by wet ground near the river. City and county officials are working together to furnish large equipment October 26 to assist in the effort. Volunteers will be moving debris out of wooded areas and loading it onto trucks. Lunch will be provided by the Northern Iowa River Greenbelt. Call Belmond City Hall if you want to help.

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Submitted for your approval... by Clae Goater October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Among many other things, including Eczema and Psoriasis Awareness Month, Dwarfism Awareness Month, Fair Trade Month, LGBT Awareness Month, and Squirrel Awareness Month. Personally, I don’t think I can be simultaneously aware of dwarves and squirrels, but if the calendar tells me to, I guess I’ll try. As such, there are plenty of cancer awareness programs going on throughout the state, along with many fundraising ventures. Which is good. Cancer is a real problem that’s taken many lives, and we need to address it as best we can. The downside is that plenty of organizations are willing to take advantage of people’s charity for their own gain. If you think that dressing NFL players in pink is anything but a crass attempt by the NFL to sell some pink jerseys, you are not thinking like the NFL. The question you need to ask when buying your pink-ribbon sprinkled donuts, or whatever, is “Where is this money going?” It’s the question you need to be asking when you’re walking for a cure, or buying yogurt with pink ribbons, or just cutting a check to one of the national cancer groups. Even when

people aren’t trying to take your money for their own gain, there’s a good chance its not being used as well as it could be. Frankly, this is all a roundabout way of telling you should either read or watch Pink Ribbons, Inc. Both the book by Samantha King and the documentary it spawned are great inside looks into breast cancer charities. The main message of the film is: do your research. If a charity has a nationwide advertising budget to cover, they’re probably spending some of your money on that. There are lots of different types of cancer research. Some researchers are looking into ways to prevent cancer, others are looking to keep terminally sick people alive for a few more weeks. Where do you think your money should go? The documentary casts a particularly skeptical eye on the Susan G. Komen foundation, arguing that they put pink ribbon stamps on products that contain possible carcinogens. So, if you want to give to charity, do your research. Figure out where you think your charity dollars would do the most good, find an organization that fits with your outlook, and break out your wallet. Be generous, caring, and empathetic. Don’t be a chump.

Nancy’s Notes There was a lot of action last Wednesday at the library. We had jugglers on hand to entertain the kids on their early dismissal day. Seventy youngsters attended the presentation and then enjoyed trying some juggling, jumping rope, craft activities, and enjoying a snack of fresh apples. One of the favorites of our readers is the Murder She Wrote series. Jessica Fletcher is back with, “Close Up On Murder”. It takes place in Cabot Cove, which is about to be invaded by Hollywood. One of Jessica’s older novels is being made into a big-budget movie. The producer has decided to shoot most of the film on location in town, since the book was loosely based on a murder that shocked Cabot Cove over a decade earlier. The murder occurred when a judge was gunned down while walking her dog. The prime suspect: an enraged husband whom the judge ruled against in a child custody case. But further investigation pointed to the victim’s own husband and his mistress. But fiction and reality collide when the actress playing the judge is shot with the only witness her dog and a cast and crew of possible suspects. With tensions between locals and the Hollywood crowd mounting, Jessica must find the killer. I love historical fiction so the

next title really peaked my interest. A tale of World War II, “English German Girl”, is the story of one girl’s struggle against a world in turmoil. In 1930s Berlin, choked by the tightening of Hitler’s fist, the Klein family is gradually losing everything that is precious to them. Their fifteen-year-old daughter, Rosa, slips out of Germany on a Kindertransport train to begin a new life in England. Charged with the task of securing a safe passage for her family, she vows that she will not rest until they are safe. But as war breaks out and she loses contact with her parents, Rosa finds herself wondering if there are some vows that can’t be kept. In Kathleen McCleary’s, “Leaving Haven”, Georgia longs for a baby, but she’s had miscarriage after miscarriage since her daughter was born more than a decade ago. Through an egg donation, Georgia is thrilled to find herself pregnant, until she makes a startling discovery that changes her mind about how much she really wants the baby. Stop in and see us for these or several other good books: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Iowa Farmers Talk GMO Hundreds of protestors, many who’ve never been on an Iowa farm, are heading to our state next week to protest progress in farming. They don’t believe in genetically modified crops and no amount of peer-reviewed science or speeches from Nobel laureates will convince them otherwise. Just as they have the right to voice their opinions and be heard, the Iowa men and women who spend years in the field growing your food also hope you will hear their stories, and let common sense prevail. That’s because for decades, these thousands of Iowa farmers have seen what progress in farming can do. Paul Vaassen has been growing corn and beans on his Dubuque county farm since 1962. Although he’ll proudly admit being ‘old fashioned,’ he says there are some things that nostalgia can’t cure, like hunger. “I don’t ‘think there’s any doubt in my mind that the genetic improvements that seed companies have developed have given us the opportunity to see greater yields, despite what Mother Nature can dish out. We can’t forget that feeding people is really what this is all about. Last year, for example, we were very dry and even though yields were not up to what we considered ‘normal’, they were much better than, say, 10 to 15 years ago when we had the same drought conditions, but didn’t have these great seeds that were more resistant to drought or pests. Years ago we used planters with seeds in one box and insecticide in another, which meant we were using a lot more insecticide. I’m happy that old planter sits idle on my farm now, because our GMO seeds help us defeat pests like rootworm and corn borer,” says Vassen. Roger Zylstra…a longtime corn, soybeans and hog farmer from Jasper County, has seen a lot of changes, too. If he can be more productive and more sustainable, he can also keep farming in the family, and that’s why he favors GMO crops. “The reality is we’re trying to build and grow for the future.

My youngest son just came back full time to the farm. I work hard to build a sustainable farm for his return and only innovation helps us do that.” Innovation has brought incredible progress to Iowa farms. Between 1980 and 2010, U.S. farmers nearly doubled corn production, yet thanks to better seeds, better equipment and conservation practices, are using less fertilizer than they put on the ground, back with Zylstra and Vassen first got started farming all those years ago. According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), farmers grew 6.64 billion bushels of corn using 3.9 pounds of nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) for each bushel in 1980. Just a couple years ago, that yield busted the bins at 12.45 billion bushels, using 1.6 pounds of nutrients per bushel produced. I’m no math genius, but by any assessment, that’s more than an 87 percent increase. How many other industries can claim that? When you look at the science, the numbers, the sustainability that GM crops bring and meet the men and women who grow your food, it’s hard to swallow the hysteria that the ‘anti’ crowd is selling. Young farmers just getting started believe it’s the ‘disconnect’ that folks may

Letters to the editor To our local semi truck drivers/ grain haulers: I evidently had a guardian angel on my shoulder this last Saturday morning! Having grown up on a farm and having been a farm wife, I know how much the farmers are anxious to get their crops harvested and are trying to get as much accomplished as they can in a day. I realize you are in a hurry, but when you are driving your semis, etc, please observe the stop signs and STOP. Your rigs are much bigger than our cars! I was heading west of Clarion on

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have today with farmers; they just haven’t met one. Colin Johnson is a young family farmer from Wapello county who grows corn, soybeans and hay. He says the farmers growing food today have more in common with folks asking the questions than many realize. Knowledge-seeking is a good thing, so long as both sides are sought out. “Of course GMO is safe. Of course it’s all about feeding more people, but the bottom line for me is that as a family farmer with young kids, I’m not going to put anything in the ground that’s not safe for us, or our environment. We’re eating this food, too,” says Johnson. Progress has brought us safer cars, cell phone coverage in the country, the internet, and countless improvements in the fields of health care and fitness. Progress has also brought consumers more choices at the grocery store and that includes healthier choices from GMO food: fortified with calcium, vitamin A, and other vitamins and minerals. Providing choices is what keeps farmers moving forward. “The farming practices we’ve used, the no-till and everything, it’s a great advance from where we were. I have no doubt we will continue to move forward. That’s what we do,” says Zylstra. Laurie Johns is Public Relations Manager for the Iowa Farm Bureau.

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Highway 3 this last Saturday morning and noted a semi approaching a stop sign at the intersection. All of a sudden, I noticed he didn’t stop completely, but did a rolling stop and was proceeding to cross Highway 3 in front of me. I laid on the horn, started to hit the brakes and was contemplating heading for the ditch near the REC. If he hadn’t stopped when he was half way on Highway 3, I am not sure what would have happened. I figure I would have hit him one way or another - either as I was headed for the ditch, or may have even hit him at the tires of his cab or gone under the trailer. Needless to say, it scared the B-Jeepers out of me. Another thought, when you drivers are coming to the stop lights in town and you are a half block from the lights and they turn yellow - please slow down and stop rather than stepping on the gas to make it thru on the yellow lights that turn red as you are crossing the intersection. I know you can’t stop on a dime due to your loads, etc., but someone is going to be killed one of these times and it just could be a member of your family or mine. Thank you to my Guardian Angel. Linda McGrath Clarion, Iowa Dear Judge Newt (and the Editor of Wright County Monitor): I loved your recent article in the Monitor re break outs from the Jail. Great story. Warm regards Murray Murray R. Wise, CEO Murray Wise Associates, LLC Naples, FL 34103

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Marriage License Jeremy S. W. Kennedy, 34, and Antonette M. Schavone, 40, both of Corwith. Oct. 8, 2013

Death Certificates Charles L. Chelesvig, 75, of Eagle Grove. Sept. 21, 2013 Robert K. Kastler, 76, of Woolstock. Oct. 3, 2013 Property Transfers WD – Jeffrey Toresdahl Trustee, Toresdahl Dorothy Fern Separate Property Revoc Trust, and Dorothy Fern Toresdahl Separate Property Revocable Trust to Dennis Toresdahl, Jeffrey Toresdahl, James Toresdahl, and Barbara Smith, 14-91-24, as desc. 9-16-13 QUIT – C. J. Furman to State Bank, City of Eagle Grove, Lynch’s Addition, Block 6, Lot 6, as desc. 9-16-13 QUIT – State Bank to Furman Adventures, City of Eagle Grove, Northwestern Addition, Block 4, Lots 28, 29, and 30, as desc. 9-16-13 WD – Randy A. Anderson, Randy Alan Anderson, Andrea L. Anderson, and Andrea Lynn Anderson to Jeremy D. Campbell and Jill C. Campbell, City of Clarion, Town & Country Place 1st Addition, Block 1, Lots 1 and 2, as desc. 9-16-13 WD – Lorann Lonnevik, Patrick Door, Robin Door, Daniel Lonnevik, and Tracy L. Door to Dennis L. Barkema and Elizabeth A. Barkema, 30-93-23, as desc. 9-16-13 WD – Andrew Whitten Post 159 of Rowan American Legion, Whitten

Andrew Post 159, and Rowan American Legion to Rowan Area Historical Society, City of Rowan, Original Addition, Block 9, Lots 5 and 6, as desc. 9-17-13 REC – Estate of Robert E. Larsen, Robert E. Larsen, Anita J. Hammer Executor, and Russell D. Larsen Executor to Logan Allan Christensen and Kaylee Christine Christensen, City of Eagle Grove, Hewett’s Park Addition, Block 10, Lots 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, as desc. 9-17-13 QUIT – R. C. Souder and P. A. Souder to R. C. Souder, P. A. Souder, and J. M. Souder, City of Eagle Grove, Original Addition, Block 16, Lot 10, as desc. 9-17-13 REC – Matthew L. Hadsall to Chester L. Springfield and Virginia L. Springfield, City of Clarion, Sturgeon’s Addition, Blok 15, Lots 1 and 2, as desc. 9-17-13 WD – Kevin A. Schmauss and Jodi A. Schmauss to Jordan F. Pressler, City of Eagle Grove, Broadway Addition, Block 2, Lots 1 and 2, as desc. 9-17-13 WD – William S. Brodersen and Marcella K. Brodersen to Melody Ann Lager, 3-90-25, as desc. 9-18-13 TAX SALE DEED – Wright County Treasurer to C&T2LLC and State Bank, City of Dows, Eskridge’s 3rd Addition, Block 1, Lots 3 and 4, as desc. 9-18-13 TAX SALE DEED – Wright County Treasurer to Ash Grove Investments Inc., City of Belmond, Cutler’s Addition, Lots 29 and 30, as desc. 9-18-13 TAX SALE DEED – Wright County Treasurer to Magnolia Grove Investments Inc., City of Eagle Grove,

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Hewett’s Third Addition, Block C, Lots 6 and 7, as desc. 9-18-13 TAX SALE DEED – Wright County Treasurer to Cherry Grove Investments Inc., City of Eagle Grove, Wright’s 3rd Addition, Block 29, Lots 2 and 3, as desc. 9-18-13 WD – First Citizens National Bank to William S. Brodersen and Marcella K. Brodersen, City of Clarion, Evans-Kay Second Addition, Lot 4, as desc. 9-19-13 DEED – Estate of Ruth H. Adrian, Ruth H. Adrian, and Marlys A. Adrian to Bradlee Engh Engh and Andrea Engh, 17-93-24, as desc. 9-19-13 WD – Cahalan Investments LLC to Jerry Wagner and Abigail Kingery, City of Eagle Grove, Cox’s Addition, Block 3, Lots 1 and 2, as desc. 9-19-13 WD – Bel Aire Owners Association to Crystal M. Braner, 30-93-23, as desc. 9-19-13 QUIT – Doris Ann Pray, Doris A. Pray, and Doris Pray to Verl Dean Pray, City of Dows, Original Addition, Block 1, Lot 19 and City of Dows, Original Addition, Block 4, Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, as desc. 9-19-13 QUIT – Sue A. Wilhite to Alan L. Wilhite, 6-90-25 and 1-90-26, as desc. 9-20-13 QUIT – Kelly D. Amonson and Melody N. Amonson to Melody N. Amonson and Kelly D. Amonson, 3590-26, as desc. 9-20-13 WD – Tyrell Farms Inc to Teresa K. Tomasulo, Michael A. Tomasulo and Alice S. Tomasulo, 6-92-23, as desc. 9-23-13 WD – Willis E. Anderson and Charlene G. Anderson to George W. Anderson, City of Belmond, First Addition, Block 7, Lots 7 and 8 and Block 8, Lots 5 and 6, as desc. 9-23-13 QUIT – Eric Lee Thomas William to DNC Properties Inc, City of Clarion, Tyrrell’s Addition, Block 15, Lot 5, as desc. 9-23-13 WD – Berniece Woodburn and Michelle Roth POA to Clark Wadle and Patricia A. Wadle, 9-90-25, as desc. 9-24-13 WD – Lowell G. Anderson and Constance A. Anderson to Murray Anderson, Marty Anderson, and Michael Anderson, 27-93-24, as desc. 9-24-13

WD – Michael Anderson, Murray Anderson, Cindy Anderson, Marty Anderson, and Jodi Anderson, to Anderson Brothers Family Trust and Anderson Brothers Family Trust, 27-9324, as desc. 9-24-13 WD – Richard W. Canady and Carol J. Canady to Canady Family Trust, Richard W. Canady Trustee, and Canady Family Trust, 36-93-25, as desc. 9-25-13 QUIT – Newt Draheim and Rose Marie Draheim to Allen Darland and Rose Darland, City of Eagle Grove, Wright’s 3rd Addition, Block 6, Lot 3, as desc. 9-25-13 REC – Sam Hoang and Cindy Hoang to Lopez Calles Guillermo Benito, Calles Lopez Guillermo Benito, Garcia Rovin Calles, and Calles Garcia Rovin, City of Eagle Grove, Cadwell’s First Addition, Block 38, Lot 7, as desc. 9-25-13 QUIT – Robert L. Brisborn to Spangler Farms LLC, 24-90-26 and 2890-26, as desc. 9-26-13 QUIT – Loren W. Spangler Trustee, Spangler Loren W. Revocable Trust, and Loren W. Spangler Revocable Trust to Spangler Farms LLC, 24-90-26 and 2890-26, as desc. 9-26-13 QUIT – Dean N. Spangler Trustee, Loren W. Spangler Trustee, Brian J. Spangler Trustee, Spangler Phyllis E. Revocable Trust, and Phyllis E. Spangler Revocable Trust to Spangler Farms LLC, 24-90-26 and 28-90-26, as desc. 9-26-13 QUIT – Dean Spangler and Jeanne A. Spangler to Spangler Farms LLC, 24-9026 and 28-90-26, as desc. 9-26-13 WD – Robert D. Langenfeld Trustee, Langenfeld Robert D. Trust, Carole A. Langenfeld Trustee, and Robert D. Langenfeld Trust to Robert D. Langenfeld and Carole A. Langenfeld, 22-91-26, as desc. 9-26-13 SHERIFFS DEED – Wright County Sheriff and Mariland F. Kleppe to US Bank National Association, City of Eagle Grove, Hewett’s Park Addition, Block 6, Lots 17, 18, 19, and 20, as desc. 9-26-13 COD – Kathy Braun Executor, Estate of Thelma Sefton and Thelma Sefton to Kathy Braun, City of Dows, First

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Clarion-Goldfield and Dows Boards of Directors Joint Meeting Unapproved Minutes The Clarion-Goldfield Board of Directors and the Dows Community School Board of Directors held a Joint Board Retreat with other Wright County School Boards which included BelmondKlemme, and Eagle Grove Community School Districts, on Monday, October 7, 2013. The Retreat was facilitated by Margaret Buckton of ISFIS. The meeting began at 6:30 with a meal, and at 7:00 P.M. the Workshop began. The Retreat consisted of discussion on the following topics: The Eight Traits of Effective Boards Board Roles and Responsibilities Conversation and Check for Understanding Working Together Applying Theories Local Board Planning The Retreat ended at 9:10 P.M. Anita Frye Board Secretary Dows CSD Clarion-GoldfieldCSD Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

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Dows Community School Board of Directors Monday, October 7, 2013 Unapproved Minutes The Dows Community School Board of Directors held a Special Meeting on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Clarmond Country Club. Present were Marty Osterman, Kristi Hinkle, Corey Jacobsen, Betty Ellis, Cindy Ingebritson by phone, Dr. Robert Olson, and Anita Frye. The meeting was called to order by President Osterman at 6:12 P.M. Motion by Jacobsen to Approve Agenda. Second by Ellis. Motion carried 5-0. Motion by Hinkle to nominate Corey Jacobsen to the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Transition Board of Directors. Second by Ingebritson. Motion carried 5-0. Motion by Jacobsen to adjourn. Second by Ellis. Motion carried 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:13 P.M. Marty Osterman, President Anita Frye, Board Secretary Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

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Addition, Block 1, Lot 7, as desc. 9-2613 QUIT – Julie Ann Berhow and Julie Ann Kellogg to Scott Lee Kellogg, City of Belmond, First Addition, Block 20, Lot 4, as desc. 9-27-13 WD – Corrine Severson to Paul Hardy, 3-91-23, as desc. 9-27-13 WD – Richard Howieson and Marilyn Howieson to Paul Hardy, 3-91-23, as desc. 9-27-13 WD – Paul K. Hardy and Cheryl A. Hardy to Cheryl A. Hardy Trustee, Hardy Cheryl A. Revocable Trust and Cheryl A. Hardy Revocable Trust, 3-9123, as desc. 9-27-13 WD – Paul K. Hardy and Cheryl A. Hardy to Paul K. Hardy Trustee, Hardy Pual K. Revocable Trust and Paul K. Hardy Revocable Trust, 3-91-23, as desc. 9-27-13 WD – Corrine Severson to Richard Howieson, 34-92-23, as des. 9-27-13 WD – Paul Hardy and Cheryl Hardy to Richard Howieson, 34-92-23, as desc. 9-27-13 Clerk of Courts Unsafe approach to certain stationary vehicles - no injury/d: Abdella Adam of Des Moines, $150; Speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over): Warren B. Wigans of Goldfield, $20; Carrie C. Berschman of Lakota, $20; Michael J. Genrich of LuVerne, $20; Speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over): Richard A. Hilpipre of Webster City, $60; Gale W. McKinney II of Fort Dodge, $60; James C. Bartlett of Clarion, $40; Melanie K. Porter

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Board of Supervisors Board of Supervisors September 30, 2013 Chairman Watne called the regular meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisors to order at 9:00 a.m. Members present were Watne, Helgevold, and Rasmussen. Minutes of the September 23, 2013 regular meeting were read and approved. Approved claims for payment. Adam Clemons, Wright County Engineer, presented the project plans for the hot mix asphalt patching on R65. This road is scheduled to be fully paved in the next 5 years. The patching will be paid out of the TIF funding. Motion by Watne and seconded by Helgevold to approve project LFM-74-7X-99. Motion carries. Motion by Watne and seconded by Rasmussen to approve the payment of $2,970.00 to the Drainage District Association Mutual protection fund out of the Drainage Administrative fund. Motion carries. Motion by Rasmussen and seconded by Helgevold to approve suspension order #1099 for Debra Hall per IA Code Section #427.9. Motion carries unanimously. Motion by Helgevold and seconded by Rasmussen to approve abatement orders #1094 - #1098 for missed military credits for Cecil Bruhl, William Anderson, Eunice Margaret Huffman, Kenneth Morse, and Edgar Higgins. Motion carries. Motion by Rasmussen and seconded by Helgevold to approve the purchase of a 44” scanner for digitizing drainage maps and miscellaneous road maps. Motion carries. Motion by Rasmussen and seconded by Helgevold to adjourn the meeting. Motion carries. Stan Watne, Chairman Wright County Board of Supervisors Betty Ellis, Wright County Auditor Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

of Belmond, $40; Jami L. Stupka of Webster City, $60; Staci J. Swenson of Belmond, $40; Domingo A. Romero of Webster City, $40; Jeffrey D. Sweeney of Barboursville, Wisc., $40; Prudencio F. Cantu of Tucson, Ariz., $40; Speeding 55 or under zone (11 thru 15 over): Michael E. Carter of Hampton, $120; Paul C. McClard of Fort Dodge, $120; Dante O. Jones of St. Paul, Minn., $80; Speeding over 55 zone (1 thru 5 over): Leeallen Vandenbrink of Coopersville, Mich., $20; Thomas J. Gustafson of Minneapolis, Minn., $20; Speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over): Rosa M. Santos of Union, NJ, $60; Nicolle L. Ross of Des Moines, $60; Nathan A. Stelter of Urbandale, $40; Grace M. Loeschke of St. Louis Park, Minn., $40; Eric I. Urena of Clarion, $40; Speeding over 55 zone (over 20 mph over): Christopher P. Ethen of Oakdale, Minn., $115; Speeding/residence or school district: Sheila K. Gelhaus of Forest City, $40; Matthew S. Heinze of Belmond, $40; Speeding: Gregory A. Post of Woden, $20; Operation w/o registration: Michael E. Carter of Hampton, $75; Patrick L. Dillon of Clarion, $75; Shelly K. Black of Belmond, $50; Fail to maintain safety belts: Lon A. Tweeten of Woolstock, $50; Mercedes Bell of Clarion, $50; Russell A. Wendel of Clarion, $50; Douglas L. Gambrill of Clarion, $75; Jeffrey D. Sweeney of Barboursville, Wisc., $75; Timothy J. Olson of Dows, $50; No valid drivers license: Pedro Vasquez Cholico of Belmond, $200; Jeremiah A. Johnson of Fort Dodge, $300; Gladys R. Trujillo of Fort Dodge, $200; Erik G. Martinez Yepez of Dows, $300; Gerardo Reyna Diaz of Clarion, $200; William R. Juarez Morales of Dows, $200;

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Board of Supervisors Board of Supervisors October 7, 2013 Chairman Watne called the regular meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisors to order at 9:00 a.m. Members present were Watne, Helgevold, and Rasmussen. Minutes of the September 30, 2013 regular meeting were read and approved. Approved claims for payment. Motion by Watne and seconded by Rasmussen to approve tax suspension #1100 for Eleonore Nelson on recommendation of DHS per Iowa Code Section 427.9. Motion carries. Motion by Rasmussen and seconded by Helgevold to approve the 6 month liquor license for Boone River Grill and Catering pending proof of dram shop. Motion carries. Motion by Rasmussen and seconded by Helgevold to approve pay order #2 for Gehrke, Inc. for DD #176, SDD #31 in the amount of $359,446.06. Motion carries. Motion by Helgevold and seconded by Rasmussen to adjourn the meeting. Motion carries. Stan Watne, Chairman Wright County Board of Supervisors Betty Ellis, Wright County Auditor Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

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Board of Supervisors City of Clarion Unapproved Minutes Monday, October 7, 2013 The Clarion City Council met in regular session on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm, Mayor Mike Nail presiding with councilpersons Duane Asbe, Steve Evans, Lindsey German, Kirk Rier, City Administrator Rochelle Pohlman, City Attorney Rich Bordwell, Director of Public Works Jon DeVries and Chief of Police Steve Hennigar present. Mayor Nail asked the council if they had a conflict with any agenda items, Rier reported he would abstain from votes regarding Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion. Les Southard was present to address the council regarding a fence he believes was built on his property by the adjourning neighbor. City Attorney Bordwell said this is a civil matter between the two parties. Bordwell then instructed Mr. Southard that if he felt this to be true he should have his property surveyed, and if indeed it proves that fence is in violation the City can then require the fence to be moved. Motion Rier seconded Evans to approve the minutes of September 16, 2013 as written, ayes all carried. Motion German seconded Asbe to approve the financial claims as presented, ayes all carried. Motion Rier seconded German to approve the Auditor’s financial transfers as recommended. City Administrator Pohlman informed the council that monthly financial transfers for the Sinking funds are no longer required and that she will change the name of the accounts from sinking to improvements for building upkeep for the Library, Police/Ambulance building and the Aquatic center, ayes all carried. The September 2013 revenue report was distributed. Motion Asbe seconded Evans to approve the closing of Parking lot east of the Police/ Ambulance building on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the use of a Car Bash for the Drink for Pink benefit at Chappy’s on Main. Jeff Hamilton informed the council that proceeds raised will be donated to Drink for Pink and that he will clean up all debris made as a result from the event, ayes all carried. Motion German seconded Asbe to accept the resignation from Councilperson Cory Abels effective immediately, ayes all carried. Tom Madden of Yaggy Colby was present to update the council on the Storm Sewer Project and the Wastewater Treatment facility Project. Motion Evans seconded German to approve pay request #5 in an amount of $37,801.20 to Brian Nettleton Construction for the 2013 Storm Sewer Project, ayes all carried. Motion German seconded Rier to approve the Engineers Services Amendment for the 2013 Storm Sewer Project in an additional amount of $2800.00 due to additional construction administration fee with the alternate work on the laterals beyond the original scope of the project, ayes all carried. Motion Evans seconded German to approve the Proposal for Professional Services Wastewater Treatment Facility Project not to exceed $165,000 to Yaggy Colby Associates, ayes all carried. Motion German seconded Evans to accept the resignations of Mike Whitters and Steve Simonin from the Iowa Specialty HospitalClarion Board of Directors, aye Asbe, aye Evans, aye German, abstaining Rier; carried.

Motion Evans seconded German to appoint Terry Utech and Sue Martin to the Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion Board of Directors, aye Evans, aye German, aye Asbe, abstaining Rier; carried. Motion German seconded Evans to approve Resolution No. 13-45 Declaration and Acceptance of Gift of a 2000 Ford E450 Medtec Ambulance and transfer thereof said Ambulance to Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion, roll call vote Asbe, aye; German, aye; Evans, aye; Rier abstaining, carried. Motion Evans seconded German to approve an Ambulance Service Building Agreement between the City of Clarion and Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion, for the storage of a 2000 Ford E450 Medtec Ambulance in the Clarion Police and Ambulance Garage, roll call vote Asbe, aye; German, aye; Evans, aye; Rier abstaining, carried. Motion Asbe seconded German to approve the annual appropriation of $2968.00 to Wright County Emergency Management, City Administrator Pohlman will send a letter with payment to the Emergency Management Commission suggesting they review the amount of request for next year based on the assumption they are requesting funds on a per capita basis and that number was lowered to 2850 citizens of Clarion in the last Census, ayes all carried. Motion Asbe seconded German to decline the proposal for a Three Lane Conversion on Highway 3 from the Iowa DOT, ayes all carried. Motion Rier seconded Asbe to approve a sign permit for Wright Eyes by Danny, ayes all carried. Chief Hennigar informed the council Lyon Anderson has been promoted to Lieutenant and Tiffon Willey has been promoted to Assistant Ambulance Director. Motion German seconded Evans to adjourn the meeting, ayes all carried. Rochelle E. Pohlman, City Administrator Mike Nail, Mayor City of Clarion Financial Claims 9-16-2013 through 10-1-2013 ADVANCED DRAINAGE COUPLINGS ..................................... $61.56 AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL OXYGEN ....................................... $899.45 ANDERSON,MICHAEL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE ................ $18.49 BAKER TAYLOR MATERIALS/BOOKS ........................ $25.85 BBJ LAW FIRM LEGAL SERVICES ...................... $1,250.00 BROWN SUPPLY CO HYDRANT.................................... $2,315.35 CASEYS - FUEL ............................... $1,189.98 CENTRAL IOWA DISTRIBUTING SUPPLIES ...................................... $647.90 CITY OF CLARION PAYROLL DEDUCTION..................... $25.00 CLARION HEALTH FITNESS OCT MEMBERSHIP ....................... $180.00 CLARION NC ELEV COOP FUEL/DIESEL .............................. $5,198.43 CLARION PUBLIC LIBRARY POSTAGE PETTY CASH ............... $153.15 CLARION SUPER FOODS - PD/POOL OPERATING SUPPLIES ................ $332.82 CULLIGAN - WATER/OPERATIONS..... $52.70 ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING PAGER BATTERIES ......................... $90.80 EMPLOYEE DATA FORMS INC - 2014 DATA CALENDER PAYROLL ........... $23.00 FAIRCHILD COMM INC -

QUARTERLY MAINT ...................... $135.00 FST CT NL BANK PAYROLL DEDUCTION................... $415.00 FJETLAND PEST CONTROL PEST CONTROL .............................. $40.00 THE MESSENGER - PERIODICALS .... $49.40 GOLDFIELD VETERINARY CLIN ANIMAL CONTROL .......................... $42.00 HANSON SONS TIRE SERVIC CAR TIRE ......................................... $48.50 IA MUNIC FIN OFFICERS - REGISTRATION FALL CONFERENCE .................... $100.00 IA PARKS AND RECREATION - BRIAN MARKER MEMBERSHIP ................. $50.00 IMWCA - WORK COMP INSTALL #3 ................................. $3,006.00 IOWA ONE CALL - LINE LOCATION .... $57.00 IOWA SPORTS SUPPLY STOPWATCH BATTERIES ............... $49.25 MID AMERICAN ENERGY UTILITIES ....................................... $867.80 NELSON PLUMBING HEATING PARK SUPPLIES ............................ $109.17 NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE NEW YORK LIFE 2 ........................... $53.73 NIACC - B.MARKER WTR CONF ......... $50.00 BUSINESS CARD HEART MONITOR SUPPLIES ........... $9.95 PURCHASE POWER - POSTAGE ...... $552.97 QUILL CORPORATION SUPPLIES ...................................... $115.96 SECRETARY OF STATE NOTARY RENEWALS ...................... $90.00 THE PAVEMENT DOCTOR PATCHING CITY ROADS .............. $748.00 THE TRASH MAN AUG SERVICES ............................. $150.30 UNITED STATES POST OFFICE POSTAGE OCT WATER BILLS ...... $277.07 US CELLULAR - AUG SERVICES ...... $211.95 VERIZON WIRELESS AUG16-SEPT15 SERVICES .......... $320.08 WELLS FARGO REMITTANCE CE MEETING EXPENSES .................. $412.36 WRIGHT CO LANDFILL - 2ND QTR FYE 14 LF ASSESSMENTS ..... $17,812.50 WRIGHT CO TREASURER PROPERTY TAXES.................... $19,809.00 IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL AMB SUPPLIES ............................. $179.69 YAGGY COLBY ASSOCIATES SEWER IMPROV PROJECT ....... $1,643.75 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY - TAPE ........ $5.06 AUDIO EDITIONS - AUDIO BOOKS ..... $52.75 IAPERS - IPERS .............................. $5,469.24 FED FICA - FED/FICA TAX .............. $8,816.70 TREASURER STATE OF IOWA SALES TAX ADJUSTMENT ......... $3,413.07 CLARION HEALTH IN HEALTH INS ................................... $578.31 WRIGHT COUNTY HEALTH DEPT FLU SHOT ........................................ $35.00 ARAMARK - SERVICE 9-16/9-23 ....... $121.38 MEDIACOM - AUG SERVICES ........... $185.85 LLOYD LINDA - MATERIALS/DVD ....... $16.99 FERGUSON WATERWORKS METERS ...................................... $4,315.14 PAGE WOLFBERG WIRTH LLC WEBINAR/MANUAL ....................... $349.00 FCNB - EMPLOYEE ORG FEE ............. $10.00 WMTEL - AUG SERVICES .................... $53.90 PRAIRE ENERGY - AUG SERVICES ... $27.00 CLARION VISION IN AVESIS VISION ............................. $110.38 COLLECTION SERVICES CENTE PAYROLL DEDUCTION................... $439.58 MED MEDIA INC ANNUAL MAINT ......................... $1,540.00

AFLAC INSURANCE - AFLAC .............. $51.06 KDE SECURITY SERVICES DOOR LOCKS ............................... $120.00 JOHN’S CLEANING SERVICE - BLDG MAINTAN/CLEAN LIBRARY .......... $540.00 PHILIPS HEALTHCARE D-FIB SUPPLIES ............................ $334.00 SEBBY, DEB TRAINING/TRAVEL REIMB .............. $67.80 HARLEY DAVIDSON SERVICE/OIL ................................. $270.64 LINAHON ELECTRIC INC. A/C UNITS ..................................... $107.00 PROQUEST - LIB CONTRACTS ..... $1,940.00 WOOLSTOCK EQUIP JD345 BELT/BLADES ..................... $151.22 GOT YOU COVERED JERSEYS FLAG FB ....................... $690.00 EMERGENCY APPARATIS MAINT #226 REPAIR .................................. $770.25 THE LINCOLN NAT LIFE INS OCT PREMIUM ........................... $1,711.04 BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORP LEASE PUMPS/SUPPLIES ............ $252.80 ACCESS SYSTEMS - ETHERNET SWITCH & CABLE ........................... $60.00 ASCENT AVIATION GROUP INC FUEL ............................................ $7,401.22 CENTRAL IA HOSPITAL CORP ANNUAL MAINT .......................... $1,320.50 I & S GROUP INC - CONCEPT DEVEL ENG SERVICES .......................... $8,338.79 SHOPKO - OPERATIONS ....................... $9.99 ADMINI TRUST - OCT HEALTH PREM .......................... $20,375.00 PITNEY BOWES GLOBAL LEASE AGREEMENT ..................... $331.56 IOWA LIBRARY SERVICES EBSCO MATERIALS/BOOKS ........ $167.50 EDWARD R JONES PAYROLL DEDUCTION .................. $100.00 BRIAN NETTLETON EXCAVATIN STORM SEWER PROJECT ...... $94,272.33 RIEDEL TREE SERVICE - TREE REMOVAL 5TH ST NE ................ $1,080.00 NOTARY ROTARY - T.TRCA STAMP .... $28.95 MIDWEST METER INC - MAINT ........ $574.00 CHOSEN VALLEY TESTING - HOUSING PROJECT SOIL SAMPLES ........ $3,230.00 RYERSON & ASSOC. AUCTIONS - PUSH BLADES/ROLLERS /DR OPENERS............................. $4,057.50 AMERICAN CONCRETE - CONCRETE AROUND HYDRANT ..................... $336.50 ACCOUNT PAYABLE CLAIMS TOTAL........................ $234,099.91 PAYROLL CHECKS - PAYROLL CHECKS ON 09/27/2013 .......... $25,262.93 ALL CLAIMS TOTAL ..................... $259,362.84 GENERAL FUND ........................... $51,390.97 TRANSIT FUND .................................. $543.84 ROAD USE FUND .......................... $10,010.28 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND FUND .............................. $14,380.22 TIF FUND ....................................... $12,243.79 DEBT SERVICE FUND .................... $5,533.00 AIRPORT PROJECTS FUND ............. $575.00 STORM SEWER PROJECTS FUND ..................... $95,916.08 WATER FUND ................................ $15,347.57 SEWER FUND ............................... $23,401.75 LANDFILL FUND ............................ $18,522.34 INTERNAL SERVICE FUND FUND ............................. $11,498.00 Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013


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Fail to obey traffic control device: Julio Lopez of Clarion, $100; Fail to obey stop sign and yield right of way: Sunashi Fouts of Dows, $100; Fail to yield to vehicle on right: Roger Comstock of Buckeye, Ariz., $100; Fail to maintain control: Cassandra J. Dolph of Eagle Grove, $100; Violation - financial liability – accident: Cassandra J. Dolph of Eagle Grove, $500; Violation - financial liability: Shelly K. Black of Belmond, $250; Damien Comstock of Goldfield, $250; Driving while license denied, susp, cancelled or revoked: Michael D. Willson of Webster City, $250; Joseph M. Nelson of Eagle Grove, $250; Information and aid-leaving scene of accident: Cassandra J. Dolph of Eagle Grove, $65; Fail to use required towing equipment: Michael J. Genrich of LuVerne, $35; Dark window/windshield: Amanda J. Clabaugh of Webster City, $75; Gerardo Reyna Diaz of Clarion, $50; Domingo A. Romero of Webster City, $50; Jesus M. Garcia-Garcia of Hampton, $50; Open container – passenger > 21: Chelsea R. Colhour of Eagle Grove, $200; Max hours of service violation: Jovkovic Sinisa of Denver, Colo., $75; Jovkovic Sinisa of Denver, Colo., $75; Safety belts and safety harness; use required: Scott A. Thompson of Eagle Grove, $50; Civil Court The court handled one child support case. Ally Financial Inc, Bloomington, Minn., vs. Barbara L. Brooks and Laina M. Brooks, 2363 Buchanan Ave., Goldfield. Case was dismissed Oct. 10 with prejudice. Case was originally filed Sept. 30. Small Claims Hauge Associates Inc., Sioux Falls, vs. Dennis D. Gardalen and Monna L. Gardalen, 405 8th Ave. SW, Clarion. Judgment for the plaintiff Oct. 9 by default in the amount of $1,378.36 plus interest at a rate of 2.13 percent per annum from March 21 and court costs. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, Council Bluffs vs. Christopher Spooner, 439 E. Main Street, Belmond and Kelly Spooner, 813 NE 51st Court, Ankeny. Judgment for the plaintiff Oct.

8 by default in the amount of $3,633.99 plus interest at a rate of 2.13 percent per annum from July 23 and court costs. Hauge Associates Inc., Sioux Falls, vs. John G. Green, 205 S. Garfield, Eagle Grove. Case was dismissed Oct. 8 without prejudice. Case was originally filed July 31. Tesene, Maurer, and Maurer, DDS, 55 State Street, Garner vs. Chadd Azeltine, 720 6th Street NE Apt. 3, Belmond. Judgment for the plaintiff Oct. 9 by default in the amount of $1,388.38 plus interest at a rate of 2.13 percent per annum from Aug. 30 and court costs. Tesene, Maurer, and Maurer, 55 State Street, Garner, vs. Jessica L. Heifner and Thomas Heifner, 215 4th Ave. SW, Belmond. Judgment for the plaintiff Oct. 8 by default in the amount of $411.60 plus interest at a rate of 2.13 percent per annum from Aug. 30 and court costs. The CBE Group, Inc., Cedar Falls, vs. Rodney Anderson, 3046 Davis Ave., Eagle Grove. Judgment for the plaintiff Oct. 9 in the amount of $4,236.00 plus interest at a rate of 2.13 percent per annum from Sept. 10 and court costs. First Citizens National Bank DBA First Citizens vs. Kyle L. Wilkinson, 804 1st Street SE, Belmond. Case was dismissed Oct. 8 with prejudice. Case was originally filed Sept. 16. District Court The court handled one domestic abuse case. The court issued one search warrant. State of Iowa vs. Robert L. Hall, 215 2nd Street NE, Belmond. The defendant pled guilty Oct. 4 to the amended charge of theft in the fifth degree and was sentenced as follows: court appointed attorney fees, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, restitution to be determined, court costs, 30 days in the county jail with all days suspended in lieu of one year probation to the county sheriff and court costs. The original charge was burglary in the third degree. This sentence is the result of an incident March 15 investigated by the Belmond Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Tawna Pickering, 212 NW Third, Eagle Grove. The defendant pled guilty Oct. 10 to disorderly conduct – abusive epithets/threat gesture and was fined $65 plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge and court costs. This sentence is the result of an incident Sept. 22 investigated by the Eagle Grove Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Linda S. Hanson, 518 S. Commercial Ave., Eagle Grove. The defendant pled guilty Oct. 4 to the

amended charge of assault and was sentenced to as follows: court appointed attorney fees, restitution to be determined at a later date, four days in the county jail with credit for time served and all the jail term suspended in lieu of one year probation to the sheriff and court costs. The original charge was assault causing bodily injury. This sentence is the result of an incident June 6 investigated by the Eagle Grove Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Zephaniah J. Schuler, 1802 10th Street E, Menomonie, Wisc. The defendant pled guilty Oct. 4 to possession of marijuana and was sentenced as follows: $315 fine plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, $10 DARE surcharge, restitution to be determined at a later date, court costs, must complete and follow all recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation, and had driving privileges revoked for 180 days. This sentence is the result of an incident Sept. 9 investigated by the Clarion Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Justice T. Terry, PO Box 313, Goldfield. The defendant pled guilty Oct. 4 to operating while intoxicated and was sentenced the same day to a $1,250 fine plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge, $10 DARE surcharge, restitution to be determined, court costs, 30 days in the county jail with all but 2 days suspended in lieu of one year probation to the sheriff. Defendant was allowed to complete a two day OWI jail diversion program or Drinking Driver’s School in lieu of the two days in jail. This sentence is the result of an incident June 11 investigated by the Clarion Police Department. Sheriff’s Department *Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and any defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Oct 4 – 5:09 p.m. – David P. Walker of Eagle Grove was driving a 1970 Chevrolet Nova on Highway 3 eastbound at the Highway 17 east intersection when the car hydroplaned due to weather conditions. The Nova struck the bridge. There was no damage reported to the bridge. The Nova had an estimated $3,000 in damages and was towed by Hennigar Towing. No citations were listed in the report. Oct. 5 – 7:45 p.m. Michael R. Rolland of Belmond was driving a 2007 Jeep Liberty on Highway 69 near 130th Street when a deer ran in front of him. Damage to the Jeep was estimated at $10,000. It was towed to Wright County Motors. No citations were listed in the report.

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The Clarion-Goldfield Football Captains recently had lunch with a few of the guys at Clarion Wellness & Rehabilitation Center to talk about football and their season so far. Some of the women at the facility came in and shared some Cowboy Spirit. (Submitted Photo)

Clarion Police Department Friday, Oct. 4 7:45 a.m. - Helped a person stand up. 6:45 p.m. - Stopped a white jeep with no plates. The driver had just purchased the car. 7:06 p.m. - Gave a warning for speeding. Saturday, Oct. 5 11:00 a.m. - Intervened in a domestic argument. 6:21 p.m. - Gave a warning for speeding. 10:22 p.m. - Received a complaint from a person saying that someone was knocking at their door. The officer was unable to locate the subject. Sunday, Oct. 6 7:35 a.m. - Investigated a harassment complaint. 7:09 p.m. - Did a follow-up interview on a tire-slashing case. 8:03 p.m. - Gave a verbal warning for failure to yield to a traffic signal. 8:25 p.m. - Gave a verbal warning for having a headlight out. 9:11 p.m. - Checked the perimeter of Shopko. The building looked secure. 11:37 p.m. - Patrolled around the elementary, middle, and high schools. Monday, Oct. 7 12: 43 a.m. - Noticed that the doors to the bathroom at Lions Park were open. The restrooms appeared to be in order. 1:01 a.m. - Found trash left all over Gazebo Park. 2:30 a.m. - Cited a trailer that was parked on the street. 3:30 a.m. - Responded to an alarm at Super Foods. Super foods was having its floors refinished, and the company doing the work did not set the alarm correctly. The building was secure. 3:51 a.m. - Ran radar on Central Avenue East. 12:15 p.m. - Participated in a D.A.R.E. class. 4:50 P p.m. - Served a subpoena. 7:57 p.m. - Gave a warning for having a low-beam headlight out. 8:10 p.m. - Ran radar. 10:32 p.m. - Responded to an alarm at Pizza Ranch. The building was secure, and the officer contacted the keyholder to get the alarm turned off. 10:48 p.m. - Found some subjects at the park after hours, and told them that it was closed. Tuesday, Oct. 8 5:19 a.m. - Gave a warning for speeding.

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Remembering our loved ones... ARNOLD AARON SCHOMBURG Arnold Aaron Schomburg, 96, of Latimer, Iowa, passed away Thursday, October, 10, 2013, at the Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton, Iowa. Funeral services were held Monday, October 14, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Latimer

with Rev. Travis Berg officiating. Burial was in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. The Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home of Latimer was in charge of the arrangements. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for future disbursement.

DON STAPLES Don Staples, 77, of Clarion passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 at his home in Clarion. A Memorial Mass was held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 608 2nd Avenue North East in Clarion, with Monsignor Joseph Slepicka officiating. Burial was at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Arcadia on Thursday, October 17, 2013. Donald Wilbur Staples was born April 24, 1936 to Ted and Margaret (Schroeder) Staples in Carroll. Don graduated from Arcadia High School with the class of 1954 and enlisted in the Army Reserves. Don was united in marriage to Gail Long on June 21, 1958, and to this union, nine children were born. Don worked at the Arcadia Locker for several years before he and the family moved to Clarion, where he owned and operated the locker until 1998. Don also worked at the

Chicken Inn in Halbur, Farmland Foods in Denison, Piccadilly Circus Pizza in Clarion, Monsanto in Clarion and for the City of Clarion. Don loved horses and participated in many horse shows around the area. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and trips to the casino. Don was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Clarion, and formerly a member of St. John’s in Arcadia. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, and served as a volunteer fire fighter in Arcadia. Don is survived by his wife Gail Staples of Clarion; children Steve Staples of Arcadia, Iowa, Mike Staples of Krum, Texas, Nancy (Jim) Herrig of Wall Lake, Iowa, Donna (Ron) Peterson of Carroll, Iowa, Joan Fleener of Wall Lake, Lisa (Marty) Beachy of Britt, Iowa, Susie (fiance’ Ronnie Barnett) Bird of Ute, Iowa, and Kevin (Karen) Staples of Goldfield, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one sister Carol (Wayne) Molak Eich of Arcadia; one brother-in-law Clete Behrens of Carroll; along with 10 nieces and nephews, other family members and friends. Don is preceded in death by his daughter Sherri Greenlee, his parents Ted and Margaret Staples, parentsin-law Lambert and Marie Long, a sister-in-law Sandy Behrens, and a brother-in-law Frank Molak. Ewing Funeral Home, Clarion, was in charge of the arrangements.

DONALD TICE Donald Tice, 88, of Clarion passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Clarion Church of Christ, 420 North Main Street in Clarion, with Pastor Warren Curry officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service at the church on Thursday. Ewing Funeral Home, Clarion, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Assisted Living Meadows Updates for September By Sue Wanken Wow, what a month, packed full of many fun filled days. We started out the month tasting different kind of apples, some they had never even heard of. Nothing says fall like fresh apples. Of course, September is Assisted Living Month, and our week was charged full of energy. Our theme of Homemade Happiness was so fitting. With lots of family, friends and Iowa Specialty Hospital staff we had an adventure almost every day. To start out our week, we invited families for a salad bar and sandwich luncheon. Families were asked to bring in a favorite salad to share and assisted living provided the fixings for sandwiches, cookies, apple crisp, and ice cream were served for desert. That afternoon, Stacey Cayler, Assisted Living leader, hosted an open house for the public. Tuesday the tenants were delighted to have our senior leaders and foundation board come and serve us a Brunch for Lunch. We were treated to made to order omelets, Ruthie rolls and fruit, we even served a tasty mimosa drink. What a wonderful way to meet these people and put faces to names. That afternoon we had devotions with our neighbors the Meadows and served coffee and cookies to them. This went over well and we decided to do this once a month to thank the minister who is in charge for the month. Wednesday we dusted off our rockers, placed them in our entry and invited family, friends, and coworkers, and the area businesses to a Rock-A Thon. Many of our tenants came out and joined in the fun, treat bags were given to those who rocked and cookies and lemonade were served while rocking. During our 5 hour challenge we made $1500.00 dollars to be put toward updates in our lounge. Lots of laughter and questions from campus staff meeting

Birth Announcements Baby Boy Hinkel

Roxanne Ammerman and Kevin Hinkel are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christian Ryan Hinkel, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Christian weighed 8 pounds, 10.3 ounces at birth. He was welcomed home by Makinzie Valley, 9; and Brianna Allbee, 4. Proud grandparents are Carol Johnson of Bode, Stan Hinkel of Castana, and Roger and Susan Ammerman of Goodell.

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Michelle Miller of Clarion and Joseph Garcia of Eagle Grove are pleased to announce the birth of son, Link Joseph Heck, born Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Link weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces at birth. He was welcomed home by Ramona Heck, 1. Proud grandparent is Lanae Beightol of Watertown, Minn.

residents and learning about services offered at Assisted Living. We also served homemade ice cream for $1.00 a cup. We finished up our week by inviting our hospital auxiliary to a homemade potato or chicken gnocchi soup and sandwich lunch with a pumpkin desert after. It was so nice to meet the women who work behind the scenes and assist us with needed items. A huge thanks to all the staff at AL for all you did to make this year so special for everyone. On the 18th toes were tapping, hands a clapping and many smiles noted as we were entertained by our friends the Texas Jammers. Always a joy to have them come and sing for us. On the 21st we had the honor of having the Fighting Angels Abreast dragon boat team come and spend 2 hours with us. They arrived singing and clapping and got the attention of our tenants. They shared a short video on what they do. Many of the ladies shared stories of surviving cancer, lots of tears and laughter and how they have all become a great support system for each other. They even had some great souvenirs that they shared from a paddle to a crown. A quilt made of t-shirts that they were raffling off to make money for a trip to Florida was shared. By the end of their visit many of our tenants were sharing stories of their survival of cancer or a loved one. This was a very touching and memorable afternoon had by all. We thank them so very much for their time. The 25th had us listening to a missionary from Zimbabwe, thanks to the Martha’s and Mary’s. Our guest Mary spent an hour visiting and answering questions about her native country and family. Afterward she was given a tour of our facility. The tenants found this very informative to learn about a country so far away. So much excitement and we still had time for our usual bi-weekly exercises, crafts, and Bingo. Bev had the ladies making us some tasty treats to enjoy with coffee as well as popcorn and movies on Saturdays. Many have taken the time to notice the leaves are changing and the farmers are busy in the fields; fall is here. We wrap up a memorable month that left us filled with “ Homemade Happiness”.

Curtis Stephan In Cluster Concert “Have Courage” Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” The Bible is full of people that showed great courage (steadfast). What does courage look like in your life? Do you draw some strength and courage from God? The Holy Family Cluster of Wright County invites you to join them for an evening with noted speaker Curtis Stephan. His music will inspire you to have the courage to stand up for your faith and share it with those around you. As the music director for St. Ann Catholic Church in Coppell, Texas, Curtis Stephan’s music ministry can be characterized as one of service. A

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Monitor Memories From The Archives oF The wrighT counTy moniTor

1978 and 1943

35 Years Ago October 19, 1978 One hundred sixty-five people attended the 23rd annual Clarion Garden Club Flower Show held Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the First Lutheran Church in Clarion. The Garden Club wishes to thank all the people form surrounding areas for their exhibits. Door prizes were awarded to Maxine Smith, Clarion; Frances Evans, Woolstock; and Marie Nodland, Clarion. Donna McOllough of rural Clarion is the Wright County winner of the Weigh Ray contest sponsored by the Committee for Governor Ray. McOllough will receive two invitations to a special reception with Governor and Mrs. Ray. The contest, held at fairs throughout Iowa this past summer, drew attention to Governor Ray’s active promotion of Iowa agriculture at home and abroad. Each contestant guessed the combined weight of the Governor plus Iowa food products pictured on an entry blank, with the closet guess to the correct weight of 565.69 pounds winning. The winner for the first week of the Clarion Chamber of Commerce contest “Why I Like to Shop in Clarion” is Freda A. Schneider. Freda has been notified by telephone and may pick up her $50 by stopping at the Clarion Chamber of Commerce office.

70 Years Ago October 21, 1943 Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the barn on highway 10 on the outskirts of Goldfield Tuesday afternoon. The fire was discovered about three o’clock by a passing motorist. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lester were away from home at the time. The equipment Mr. Lester used in the operation of his dairy business was also destroyed. Firemen both from Goldfield and Eagle Grove were called. The strong south wind carried sparks to the house a few feet away causing several roof tires to be started. Neighbors carried the furniture out of the house when it was thought the house might be consumed too. The loss is covered by insurance. Elsewhere in this issue will be found the advertisement for the Gray Feed Store, operated by F. Gray, which is now open for business. The store is handling Larro feeds, a product of General Mills. Gray Feed Store is in the location formerly occupied by Hank’s Tin Shop at 114 Central Avenue West. Mr. Gray is a former Clarion resident and has made his home in Mason City for the past three years. District No. 8 went over the top in the War Chest drive. Mrs. Isel Maxheimer and Mrs. Esther Loux called everyone in the district and were much pleased with the fine cooperation.

Boytington’s Celebrate 50th Anniversary George and Sally Boyington are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary October 20, 2013. Their children Diane Maxwell, Debbie Ewing and Susie Plank

would like to celebrate them with a card shower. Anniversary wishes and memories may be sent to 914 2nd St, Clarion, IA, 50525.

Church news CLARION AREA FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 201 3rd. Ave. NE, Clarion Rev. Don Morrison 515-532-2845 •Thursday, Oct. 17 10:00am Bible Study at the Meadows, 12:00noon Book Club at Fireside Room, 4:30pm Webelos 1 meeting, 5:00pm Bear Den meeting •Sunday, Oct. 20 8:45am Traditional Service, 10:00am Sunday School, 11:00am Contemporary Service, 6:00pm Bible Study – “Not a Fan” •Monday, Oct. 21 3:30 to 6:00pm Hiz Kidz, 7:00pm Lydia Circle •Tuesday, Oct. 22 1:30 to 3:30pm Bible Study in Fireside Room •Wednesday, Oct. 23 Early Out, 6:00pm Praise Team practice, 6:30 – 8:00pm Youth Group •Thursday, Oct. 24 10:00am Bible Study at the Meadows, 6:30pm Pack Meeting FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 420 1st Street N.W., Clarion Rev. Ronald Nelson 515-532-3440 •Thursday, Oct. 17 9:00am Sew Day •Sunday, Oct. 20 9:30am Sunday School, 10:00am Fellowship, 10:45am Worship with Congregational Meeting •Monday, Oct. 21 3:30pm Hiz Kidz at Methodist Church •Tuesday, Oct. 22 1:00pm Pastors’ text study in Jewell •Wednesday, Oct. 23 7:00pm Confirmation UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, CONGREGATIONAL 121 3rd Avenue N.W., Clarion Pastor Bill Kem 515-532-2269 •Sunday, Oct. 20 10:15am Sunday School at UPC, 10:15am Fellowship, 11:00am Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST 420 North Main, Clarion Pastor Warren Curry 515-532-3273 •Thursday, Oct. 17 9:30am Weekly Coffee at church office, 3:45pm SHINE at church office •Saturday, Oct. 19 2:00pm SURGE at Clarion Theatre Sunday, Oct. 20 9:00am Sunday School, 10:00am Worship Service, 5:30pm Bible Bowl Practice at church office, 7:00pm IMPACT – (7th to 12th grade) Youth at Church Office •Monday, Oct. 21 3:45 – 6:00pm Hiz Kidz meet at Methodist Church •Tuesday, Oct. 22 6:00am Iron Men – New Men’s Prayer Group at church office •Wednesday, Oct. 23 10:00am Church prayer time at Sandy Stephenson’s, 3:45pm Bible Bowl Practice at Church office, 4:30 to 5:30pm God’s Team (Boys Group 4th – 6th grades) at church, 6:00pm Begins Bible Study – James – at Church office ST. JOHN CATHOLIC 608 2nd Ave. N.E., Clarion Father Nils Hernandez, Pastor 515-532-3586 • Friday, Oct. 18 No Rosary or Mass at St. John •Saturday, Oct. 19 – Haiti Collection – Youth Mass Weekend and World Mission Sunday 3:40pm Rosary at St. John in Clarion, 4:00pm Mass at St. John in Clarion, 8:00pm Mass in Spanish at St. John •Monday, Oct. 21 6:15p, RCIA/Adult Catechesis at St. John in Clarion •Tuesday, Oct. 22 Office Closed – Pastoral Study Day

•Wednesday, Oct. 23 6:30pm Youth Faith Formation at St. John in Clarion •Thursday, Oct. 24 9:00am Sewing Circle at St. John in Clarion UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 219 First Street N.W., Clarion Bill Kem, Pastor 515-532-2709 •Thursday, Oct. 17 10:00am Friendship Ministry, Fort Dodge Apple Orchard •Sunday, Oct. 20 9:00am Worship with Fellowship following, 10:00am Sunday School •Monday, Oct. 21 Newsletter Cut Off •Tuesday, Oct. 22 10:00am Prayer Group • Wednesday, Oct. 23 6:00am Early Risers THE LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Dana Wendel, Minister 1010 2nd Street SW, Clarion 532-2330 or 532-6686 •Sunday 9:30 am - Sunday School, 10:45 am - Worship Service free lunch following service •Tuesday 11:00 am - Prayer (Hiemstra’s) •Wednesday 7:00 pm - Adult Bible Study THE DWELLING PLACE Pastor Kim Lee 912 Central Ave East 515-293-2822 •Saturdays 6:00pm Service • Sundays 10:00am Services • Wednesdays 7:00 pm Corporate Prayer

GOLDFIELD AREA UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 220 Oak Street, Goldfield Rev. Sara Hill, Pastor 515-825-3581 www.goldfieldupc.com goldpres@goldfieldaccess.net •Thursday, Oct. 17 9:15pm TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in and meeting, 6:30pm Support and Recovery group at Crossroads on Main Street •Sunday, Oct. 20 9:15am Sunday school for all ages, 9:45am Choir practice in east basement, 10:30am Worship Service, 11:30am Fellowship •Wednesday, Oct. 23 4:00pm After-School Story –Time with Renee from Eagle Grove Library in the East Room LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH Goldfield Pastor Truman Larson •Sunday 9:00 am Worship Service, 10:15 am Sunday School and Confirmation. PARK CHURCH OF CHRIST 422 North Washington St., Goldfield Bob Dishman 515-825-3911 •Sunday 9:15 am Bible School, 10:15 am Worship Service-Communion observed weekly; childcare available and Children’s Church, 11:00 am WWE/Jr. Worship GOLDFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH P.O. Box 190 Pastor Christina Perkins Craig Carlson, Youth Minister 515-825-3754 •Sunday, Oct. 20 10:30 am – Worship

HOLMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Rich Taylor 515-825-3660 Friday, Oct. 18 9:00am Bible Study at Samuel Lutheran •Sunday, Oct. 20 9:45am Sunday School, 10:45am Worship with Communion •Wednesday, Oct. 23 9:00am Prayer Hour, 5:45pm Confirmation HOLMES BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Zach Fischer 2137 Hancock Avenue 515-825-3110 •Sunday 9:30 am - Sunday School, 10:30 am - Worship Service, 6:00 pm - Evening Service •Wednesday 7:00 pm - Prayer meeting; Souled Out Group, WRIGHT CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 1730 130th Street, Kanawha 641-762-3947 •Sunday 9:30 am - Morning Worship, 10:30 am Fellowship, 11:00 am - Sunday School, 6:00 pm - Evening Worship

ROWAN AREA UNITED CHURCH OF ROWAN Pastor Nancy Hofmeister 811 Pesch Box 38, Rowan •Sunday, Oct. 20 9:00am Kids Sunday School, 10:00am Worship Service IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Missouri Synod Jct. Highway 69 & 3 Pastor Mark Peterson

•Sunday 10:30 am - Divine Service 11:45 am - Bible Study

DOWS AREA ABUNDANT LIFE CHAPEL 202 Fairview St., Dows 515-852-4520 / Bruce Klapp, Pastor • Sundays 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages including adults; 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service with Nursery and Children’s Ministry available; 6:30 p.m. - Adult Bible Study with childcare available • Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. - Adult Bible Study with Nursery, Children and Youth Ministry SOVEREIGN GRACE CHURCH 109 N. Eskridge St., Dows Dows / www.sgcdows.com Doug Holmes, Pastor • Sundays 10:15 a.m. - Sunday School/Coffee;11:15am Worship at First Presbyterian in Dows FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH Dows Pastor Ron Nelson •Saturday, Oct. 19 6:30am Men’s Bible Study at Rick’s •Sunday, Oct. 20 9:00am Worship with Communion, 10:00am Sunday School and Coffee

Shawn W. Hill, Pastor • Sundays 8:45a.m. - Alexander Methodist Worship; 9:00a.m. - Dows Sunday School; 10:00a.m. Dows Joint Worship at Presbyterian Church on first two Sundays each month and at United Methodist Church on remaining Sundays • Thursdays 9 a.m. - Presbyterian Women FIRST REFORMED 214 Brown St., Alexander Pastor Phillip Arnold • Sundays 8:30 a.m. - Adult Sunday School in the Sunshine Room; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday School; 6:30 p.m. - HS Youth Group Meeting; 7 p.m. - Pastor Phil’s Radio Ministry on KLMJ • Wednesdays 4:00p.m. - Catechism, Grades 1-8; 7:00p.m. - High School IMMANUEL U.C.C. 204 E. South St., Latimer Pastor Lindsey Braun • Sunday 9:30am - Worship •Monday 7:00pm - Pastor Lindsey back from vacation ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN 304 W. Main, Latimer Rev. Marvin Lorenz, Pastor • Wednesday 6:30pm - Elders • Saturday 7:00pm - Vespers • Sunday 9:00a.m. - Worship; 10:15 a.m. - ABC / Sunday School UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Morgan, Lee Center, Bradford Erling Shultz, Pastor • Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Worship (B); 9:30 a.m. Worship, (LC); 10:30 a.m. Worship (M) • Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m. NA/AA Bible Study; 7:30 p.m. (B) Bible Study MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCH 3rd & Lake Streets, Blairsburg Ron Lotz, Pastor 515-325-6210 •Saturday, Oct. 19 9:30 to 11:00am MAC Fit fitness group for women of all ages and stages of fitness. MAC Fit is fitness for body, mind and soul. • Sunday, Oct. 20 9:00am Sunday School for all ages, 10:00am Worship service •Monday, Oct. 21 7:00am Sr. High youth meet Pastor Jim fir coffee in Webster City at Morning Glory •Tuesday, Oct. 22 6:00am Men’s Bible Study at MAC, 7:00am Sr. High youth meet Pastor Jim for coffee in Clarion at grounded •Wednesday, Oct. 23 6:00pm Pizza Supper, 6:30pm Awana for kids 3 years old through 6th grade, MAC youth for 6-8 grade students, Women’s Bible Study, 7:00pm Solid Rock Inc. for Senior High students, “Essentials of Discipline” Parenting class taught by Pastor Ron Lotz, Men’s Study NAZARETH LUTHERAN Coulter Pastor Dave Bernhardt • Sunday 10:00am - Coffee, 10:30am - Joint Worship Service

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65th Wedding Anniversary Robert and Joyce Stevens are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on October 17 with a card shower given by their children: Penny (Art) Larson, Sandra (Mike) Studer, Peg Nelson

(Mike Clutter), Mike (Jan) Stevens and their families. Cards may be sent to them at 1010 2nd Avenue NE, Clarion, IA 50525.

Benefit for Benjamin Hanson

Benjamin Hanson was diagnosed with a brain tumor Glioblastoma (GBM) on July 26, 2013. Since then he has underwent brain surgery and is currently undergoing chemo and radiation. Ben was born in Belmond 34 years ago, he went to school in Des Moines. Ben entered the Navy and when discharged he returned to Belmond in 2001. Ben is the son of Duane and Jeanie Hanson of Goodell. He married Danielle about 10 years ago. They are the parents of 4 children James 10, Chrissy 9, Nevaeh 6 and Jonus born in April 2013.

There will be a maid-rite dinner consisting of sandwiches, potato salad, chips, baked beans, cupcakes and drinks.

October 19, 2013 • 4:30 - 6:30 pm. The dinner will be held at the Goodell Community Hall.

There will be an auction following the meal anyone wishing to donate can contact Lorna Holst at 641-580-2177 you can leave a message or bring items to the hall Friday night from 5-7 pm or Saturday anytime after 10 am. All proceeds will go to the Hanson family to help with expenses. Donations may be made at Northwest Bank.

MISSING MISSING FROM HAMPTON, IOWA SINCE 9/15/2013 Ethan Kazmerzak Age: 22 Missing Since: 09/15/2013 Date of Birth: 04/12/1991 Ethnicity: White Sex: Male Hair Color: Dark Blonde Eye Color: Blue Weight: 180 lbs. Height: 5’5” Missing From: Hampton, Iowa OTHER INFORMATION: Distinguishing Marks Include: Beard, Grateful Dead Tattoo on left upper arm He was reportedly wearing orange or peach colored shorts, and a white or teal printed shirt. He may be driving a silver Volkswagon Jetta, with an Iowa license plate of AUZ 382. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT IF YOU SEE THIS MAN, OR HAMPTON POLICE AT

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Jeff Swain (left), CEO of Niman Ranch Pork, and Matt Odland. Odland was presented a $3,000 scholarship during Niman Ranch’s annual Farmer Appreciation Banque on August 17 at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines. Odland is a freshman at Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Business.

Niman Ranch Awards Scholarships at Annual Farmer’s Appreciation Dinner On August 17 Niman Ranch and a team of celebrity chefs from around the country treated Niman Ranch farmers to a gourmet meal in their honor. The 15th annual event was started as a way to give farmers an opportunity to feast on their pork, just as diners would in some of the finest gourmet restaurants in the United States. Scholarship awarded A special highlight of the Saturday evening dinner was recognizing students who were awarded scholarships. Due to overwhelming response from their customers and supporters, the scholarship program has continued to grow and thrive since its inception. Thus, Niman Ranch decided to set up the Niman Ranch’s Next Generation Scholarship Program. This fund is designed to raise awareness to the loss of traditional farming and ranching practices, and to ultimately help maintain this way of life. Niman Ranch’s goal with this find is to

help give the children and family members of Niman Ranch farmers or other family farmers a better opportunity to return to the family farm by helping to pay for some of their education. Since 2006 more than $175,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 90 students. This year, Niman Ranch provided 23 deserving students scholarships totaling $37,000 to Niman Ranch farmers and/or children and family members to help them achieve their educational and career goals. To recipients of the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 were Jacob Krall, son of Niman Ranch farmers Tom and Kelly Kroll of Burlington; Austin Nordwald, Niman Ranch farmer and son of Barry and Karen Nordwald of Paris, Mo.; and Matt Odland, son of Niman Ranch farmers Dan and Lynn Odland, and grandson of Earl and Lela Odland , all of Clarion.

Clarion-Goldfield FFA Attends District Event

The Clarion-Goldfield FFA attended the North Central District Soils and Greenhand Fire-up. Members from Eagle Grove, Clarion-Goldfield and Dows schools attended the district event with seven students participating in Soils and 17 students participating in Greenhand Fireup. Soils students evaluated soils on landscape position, texture and production. Greenhand participants participated in stations learning an introduction to the opportunities FFA provides. Soils Picture(on top): Lucas Lienenmann, Megan Christensen, Shanee Tate, Katie Molloy, Lexy Gatewood, Cayci White and Whitney Johnson. Greenhand Picture(on bottom): Front Row: Sarah Lund, Dylan Pate, Clay Ellis, Emma Konvalinka, Max Weidemann, Megan Zwiefel. Back Row: Christine Strickland, Sam Johnson, Megan Lund, Zack Leist, Tyler Steiner, Brendon Boyd, Alex Keller, Tristan Mewes, Dru Boatner. Back Row: Tyler Kendrick.

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C-G-D cross country runs well at Eagle Grove Alberts 14th, Norem 53rd

By Les Houser The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows cross country team continues its efforts to peak at this week’s conference meet and next week’s state qualifying meet. They are both on the Eagle Grove home course, so the annual Dick Bell Invitational served as a perfect opportunity to begin getting more familiar with a course they’ll see in those next two races. The Cowgirls took eighth as a team in class A, which was won by Gilbert with 38 points. Second place went to Spencer and third to Humboldt. Emmetsburg won class B. Kenzie Alberts had a nice day for the red and black, taking 14th in 17:07. Other varsity finishes were turned in by Samantha Nerem at 34th in 17:47, Claire Davis at 35th in 17:47, Cierra Milner at 51st in 19:24 and Courtney Studer at 53rd in 20:22. Running in the JV race, Megan Hoing was 54th in 22:54, Mollie Osterman 56th in 23:03 and

Frances Kem 66th in 24:47. The Cowboys didn’t earn a team score in class A, which was won by Algona with West Fork taking class B. Running varsity for the Cowboys were Alec Norem at 53rd in 21:41, Paul Schulze at 54th in 21:47, Michael EnTin at 55th in 21:51 and Thomas Arroyo at 57th in 21:59. “Our runners continue to decrease their times, and again most are running their personal best,” said coach Bob EnTin. “We had an injury to our number four runner Maci Konopasek and she had to sit out. All in all, despite being in a class against much larger schools we fared well. The boys continue to run well also, and I am hoping to get them all healed in time for the qualifying meet. I think the girls team has a good chance to finish in a qualifying position, and Alberts, Davis and Nerem have a chance to medal at the conference meet.”

Alec Norem and Michael EnTin Paul Schultz

Samantha Nerem

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Coady Olson wins Pigskin Picks

Coady Olson came out of a threeway tie at 10-2 to win week seven of Pigskin Picks. Ryan Staudt and Jane Abbott also finished with the same record, bringing the tiebreaker into play to determine the winner. Olson’s prediction was just 18 off the 73 total points in the game, so he takes first place. Abbott was 30 off and Staudt 33 off. Second place, through a drawing, goes to Staudt. Finishing at 9-3 were Chris Staudt and Russ Schumacher. The following had 8-4 records: Joy Bonin, Scott Schulte, Roger Abbott, Bill Roberts, Rob Schmidt, Dee Baker, Mitch Roberts, Joy Amonson and Barb Ainger. The games causing the most trouble were G-H/V vs. South Central Calhoun, ISU vs. Texas Tech and all the NFL games. Season standings through week 7 are: Russ Schumacher 66, Jane Abbott 64, Logan Holmes 63, Dee Baker 61, Roger Abbott 60, Rob Schmidt 59, Jeff Stark 58, Scott Simmons 58, Bill Roberts 58, Paul Larson 57 and Cortney Olson 57.

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Zach gained 77 yards rushing versus Spirit Lake, and scored a touchdown on a 40-yard run. He was also in on nine tackles defensively. For the season, he has 645 total yards and 26 tackles. The sophomore is the son of Jay and Daphne Pogge.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 • The Wright County Monitor Page 11

Cowboys suffer tough home loss 59-14 to Spirit Lake Pogge, Sann do the scoring By Les Houser The Clarion-Goldfield varsity football team faced a major challenge last Friday in trying to get past a strong Spirit Lake squad. Even though the Cowboys were playing in front of their home crowd, they just could not find a way to stop the Indians defensively in a 59-14 loss. “I felt somewhat optimistic after our first possession,” said head coach Paul Hansch. “We had an excellent scoring drive against a very good defense. However, that optimism quickly evaporated and the game disintegrated into the most lop-sided loss we have experienced in years.” The Indians got on the board first with a 25-yard touchdown pass. The try for two failed. The Cowboys then took the kick, and executed a crisp drive with Zach Pogge eventually scoring on a 40-yard run at the 4:30 mark of the opening quarter. C-G also tried for a two-pointer, which failed knotting the score at 6-6. The Indians scored twice before the end of the quarter to make it 21-6 to start the second. The Indians would then proceed to totally own that period, scoring on two rushing plays and a pass along with a pair of safeties to hold a commanding 46-6 halftime lead. The would open the third quarter with another long run to the end zone, which was followed by the Cowboys mounting another scoring drive. This time it was Trenton Sann busting free on a nice 58-yard touchdown run at 4:24 to go in the quarter. A two-pointer by Pogge made it 53-14. The Indians would add a 67-yard touchdown run in the fourth for the final. “Offensively, we were able to move the ball when we were not going backwards due to exchange mistakes,” said Hansch. “Defensively, we demonstrated no capability to stop them. Our lack of team speed has been an issue on defense all year, and the Indians took advantage of that. They are a very good team with an excellent combination of size, speed and skill.” The red and black amassed 206 total yards, all of it on the ground, and 10 first downs compared to 485 total yards and 12 first downs for Spirit Lake. The Cowboys were penalized three times for 25 yards, while the Indians drew four flags for 30 yards.

Sann picked up 86 yards on 11 attempts and a score. Pogge had 77 yards on 19 carries and a score. Joel Haberman finished with 48 yards on six carries, Kenton Waters 21 yards on three attempts and Mason Willey 11 yards on two rushes. Mitch Gambrill and Brady Brott both added seven yards each, while Bret

Crees gained five yards. Sann was 0 for 3 in passing, while Waters was 1 of 2 but for no yardage. Sann was also picked off once. Brott caught the only completion. Haberman kicked three times for just under a 39-yard average per kick, while Sann booted five punts for just under a 37-yard average.

Kenton Waters grabs the legs of the Indian player and holds on as help arrives. The junior had eight tackles total, including three solo tackles. He also rushed for 21 yards on offense.

Several Cowboys converge on this stop of the Indian runner. The Cowboys defense tried their best, but just couldn’t shut down a highpowered Spirit Lake offense in a 59-14 loss.

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Haberman returned five kicks for 72 total yards and Calen Rosenbaum one kick for 10 yards. There were no punt returns. Pogge led the tackle list with nine total including one solo stop. Waters made eight tackles with three solo efforts, while Haberman contributed seven tackles with five solo. Sann had six tackles with one solo, while Elliott Ahrens and Gavin Disney both had six tackle assists each. Taylor Lehman had five tackle assists, while Kirby Simmons had one solo tackle in his five total on the night. Caleb Hanson made four tackle assists, with Gambrill recording both a solo and an assist and Jacob Harvey two assists. Willey, Bailey Kothe and Spencer Peterson all had one assist apiece. Haberman and Gambrill each had a tackle for a loss, and Lehman recovered a fumble. This week: East Sac County (13, 4-3) at Clarion-Goldfield (1-4, 2-5)-The Raiders are coming off a 30-6 non-district win over Cherokee. “We finish up district play at home, against a very aggressive team defensively that also throws the ball very well,” said Hansch. “It’s the last game for our seniors on their home field, and I know they will want to make their best showing of the year.”

Clarion Junior Wrestling Tournament on November 23 Four divisions competing

The annual Clarion Junior Wrestling Tournament, sponsored by the Clarion Ruritans and the Clarion Recreation Department, takes place on Saturday, Nov. 23. There will be four divisions competing. Pee Wee is for grades Prep-K, K, first and second. Weigh-in is from 7:30-8:30 a.m., with matches starting at 9:30 a.m. Bantam is for third and fourth graders, with weigh-in also from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and wrestling starting right after the Pee Wee matches. Junior is for fifth and sixth graders, with weigh-in from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and matches starting right after Bantam. Senior is for seventh and eighth graders, with weigh-in also from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and matches starting right after Junior. All wrestlers will wrestle 4-man round robin events. Every attempt is made to give all boys three matches. Hopefully, byes will not be necessary and pairing boys from the same town can be avoided. Brackets will be determined at weigh-in. This is an all-trophy tournament, with awards given for first thru fourth place. Champions will also receive their wall bracket. Entry fees must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, Nov. 20, to avoid an extra door fee. Entry fee must be included at the time of registration,

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NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Sectional is this Saturday

Being held at football field in Clarion The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Sectional competition will be held this Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Cowboy football field. Registration starts at 11 a.m. with warm up from 11 to 12 noon. Competition begins promptly at noon. Concessions will be provided by Craig Warnke’s Industrial Tech Club. For more information, call Tom Simmons, Recreation Director at 515-532-2482.

Cowgirls lose to Lynx, defeat Iowa Falls-Alden on the road

Sann and Celeste Swanson both have 18 kills, Polzin 29 digs vs. Cadets By Les Houser both had two block assists apiece, The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsi- with Sydney chipping in one assist. ty volleyball team continues a great “Our passing, digging, setting and season by knocking off yet another blocking really came alive in the rated team. This time it was Iowa fourth set,” said the head coach. Falls-Alden (8th in Class 4A) that “Our girls fought with everything fell to the Cowgirls in five sets last they had in the fifth. We had some Thursday night in Iowa Falls. Set long volleys that we won, which was scores were: W26-24, L25-17, L25- huge momentum and confidence 11, W25-20, W15-13. builders for everyone. We continued “We continued our momentum from to attack offensively and it paid off. the Tuesday match with Webster We really had a lot of girls step up City, coming out tough against the in the fifth set and show they were Cadets,” said a pleased head coach willing to do whatever it took to win. Katrina TerHark. “We knew we had It was tremendous teamwork by all to come ready to play. We knew they our girls and it was fun volleyball to have some tough servers and hit- watch. The Cadets are a great team ters, so we had to be on our passing, and they will have a lot of success in defense and serve receive and we post-season play.” started the night just that way. The The Webster City varsity volleyball first set win was huge for us, but we team may be rated ninth (4A) in the weren’t as strong in the second and state right now, but Clarion-Goldthird. We battled back in the fourth field-Dows gave them all they could set to win that. The Cadets went up handle last Tuesday night in Clarion. 5-2 in the deciding fifth set, then we Utilizing the support of their home tied it and the Cadets went up again crowd, the Cowgirls took the Lynx 8-5. We tied it again and took a to five sets before falling 3-2 with two-point lead. The momentum and scores of: W25-21, W25-23, L25points went back and forth before 20, L25-23, L15-11. Jossie stepped up and smashed a kill “We came out strong in taking the for match point to seal the win.” first two sets right off the bat,” said The team served at almost 98 per- coach TerHark. “The girls adjusted cent, with Maddie Disney 25 of 25 well following the Clear Lake home and one ace. Mara Warnke was 16 of match. Our goal was to come out 16, Jossie Sann 14 of 14 and Celeste ready to play, and even though we Swanson 12 of 12 with an ace. Hope didn’t get the win I was proud of Polzin was 14 of 15 and Jenalee Hin- how hard our girls played. Everyone kle 11 of 12 with three aces. contributed what they could, and Disney set the ball for 23 assists, what they needed to, to benefit the with Hinkle credited with 20 from team. We played with a lot of class her spot. Hannah TerHark added five and showed a lot of poise throughout assists, Sann two and Lili Swanson the night.” one. Sann and Celeste both shared The team served at just over 95 the kill lead by pounding 18 each. percent, with Polzin at 24 of 24 with Hannah made six kills, with Disney three ace serves. Disney was 24 of and Sydney TerHark each making 25 with four aces, Celeste 15 of 15 five successful spikes. Lili added and Warnke 13 of 14. Sann was 12 three. of 13 with one ace and Hinkle 10 of The team tallied 107 total digs, with 12 with one ace. four players in double digits. Polzin Disney set the ball for 23 assists had 29 saves of the ball, followed by with Hinkle in on 16 and Sann one. Disney with 25, Celeste with 21 and Sann pounded 15 kills and Celeste Sann with 16. Warnke contributed 12. Sydney had eight successful eight, while Hinkle and Sydney each spikes for points, while Disney fired added four apiece. over four and Hinkle two. Polzin, The defense at the net included Warnke and Hannah all had one kill Sann with three solo blocks, Celeste apiece. with two and both Disney and HanThe team totaled 97 digs, with five nah with one each. Lili and Hannah players in double digits. Polzin led

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with 28 saves of the ball, while Celeste chipped in 19 and Warnke 14. Disney and Hinkle each had 10 digs. Sydney tallied nine, Sann five and both Lili Swanson and Hannah one apiece. Celeste spearheaded the defense at the net with four solo blocks. Sann was close behind with three, followed by Hannah with two and Disney, Sydney and Lili all with one apiece. Sann also went up for three block assists, with Hannah getting two and Lili one. “We had a few opportunities to put them away but just let them linger a little too long,” said the head coach. “We executed our game plan perfectly. These types of sets are going to make us a stronger team down the road as we enter tournament play. If we continue to play with as much heart as we did on that night the wins will follow.” The red and black is now 17-13 overall and will host St. Edmond this Thursday in their final tune up prior to opening regional play at home the following Tuesday. “We need to continue to come out ready to play and great things will continue to happen for us,” concluded coach TerHark.

Cowgirls open regional volleyball

Clarion-Goldfield-Dows has been assigned to Region 6, and begins Class 2A regional tournament play on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at home versus Belmond-Klemme. That match, as do all others listed, starts at 7 p.m. The winner then plays North Butler, who received a bye, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Greene for the right to advance to the semifinals. Other teams in the top half of the bracket include West Fork, Nashua-Plainfield and Denver. The regional semifinal will be Friday, Nov. 1, at Nashua. Teams in the bottom half of the bracket include Aplington-Parkersburg, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, DikeNew Hartford, North Tama, Jesup and Hudson. Their regional semifinal is the same night at Hudson. The two surviving teams will meet in the regional final on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Clarksville. The winner of that match will advance to the 2013 Girls State Volleyball Tournament November 12-15 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

C-G will go to Gilbert for qualifying meet

The host sites have been announced for the state qualifying meets in cross country, and the Cowgirls and Cowboys will travel again to Gilbert in making their bid to go to state. A Class 2A qualifier will be held Thursday, October 24 at the Iowa State campus and hosted by Gilbert. The following teams will be joining the host school: Central Springs, Clarion-GoldfieldDows, CMB, Dike-New Hartford, East Marshall, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Forest City, Hampton-Dumont, Roland-Story, South Hardin, South Tama County, St. Edmond and West Marshall. The top three teams, along with the top ten individuals, from each qualifier will advance to the 2013 State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 2 at Lakeside Golf Course near Fort Dodge.


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The Clarion Wire

By Karen Weld ** Congratulations to the 1963 Clarion High School football team as the players celebrate its 50-year reunion on Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19. Activities include pre-and post-game get-togethers at Fuel, attending the game against East Sac and a Saturday brunch. These Cowboys were 6-2 and second in the North Central Conference. Coaches were Wayne Bergstrom, Ron Bennett, and Jim Arjes. ** Clarion Rotary is starting a new community service project as members compile a list of volunteer drivers for people who need assistance getting to medical appointments out of town. Most would be in Mason City, Ames, and Fort Dodge; occasionally Des Moines, Iowa City or Mayo Clinic. Let a Rotary member know your intentions to be added to their listing, or email me and I will forward it to the right people. ** The Clarion Public Library is looking for gourds and small pumpkins for an upcoming learning activity for young library patrons. Call the library at 1-515-532-3673 if you’d have some to share by Friday, October 18. ** The second of two showings at the Clarion Theatre, along with the Clarion Ministerial Association, is sponsoring the special event “Acquire the Fire” as it presents “SURGE - The Power. The Glory. The Music.” on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. There is a small admission charge with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. ** Daily voting continues from TODAY through Saturday, Oct. 26 as C-GHS works to win $100,000. It’s simple: Log onto www. celebratemydrive.com; Indicate you want to support Clarion-Goldfield-

High School; Commit to drive safely. Make a safe driving commitment once a day, every day The more safe driving commitments, the better chance to win $100,000 and host the concert. Friends and family members anywhere in the world who are 14 and older can support Clarion-Goldfield High School and safe driving, by following the same steps above. ** Support our local veterans: VFW 10th Annual Chili Feed will be held Friday, October 18 - 5 – 6:45 p.m. at the Clarion-Goldfield Middle School Multi-purpose Room. All you can eat: chili-cornbread-dessert for a small fee. ** Humane Society of Wright County, celebrating its 10th Anniversary, is sponsoring “LAP THE LAKE” Dog Walk on Saturday, October 19th, starting at 10:30 a.m.. Start/Finish at the Open Air Shelter at Lake Cornelia. Water/food for the dog and the owner. Dog contests (dog with the best costume, slowest dog, best pet trick, and more) will be held the day of the walk. Meet “Adoptable Dogs”. There is a participation fee. Fundraiser assists the Humane Society purchases of dog food and cat food; pays for medical needs to help care for animals (limited number of t-shirts available for late registrations/walkers that day). Any questions or to sign up, call Monica Siemens at 1-515-689-0640 or Lynn Seaba at 1-515-825-3363. (Event cancelled for bad weather). ** Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. - Semi-annual Iowa Specialty Auxiliary meeting at Meadows Dining Room. Enjoy coffee and cookies, learn about what’s happening at the hospital, and vote on items to be given to various hospital departments. Anyone

welcome to join; annual members: please remember to pay dues. New members always welcome; forms at both west and east greeters desks. ** Once again Clarion’s M & Ms are bringing “Make a Difference Day” to our area; National Day is Saturday, October 26. Join us to volunteer beginning at 9 a.m. - Clarion Ambulance Shed. Do you have a task you’d like to have added to our ‘to do’ list (may or may not be able to complete it), let me know. Any volunteer tasks done between Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, October 26, let me know after you have completed your tasks - jkweld@wmtel.net . ** From The Dwelling Place: “Women’s Conference, ‘Arise Into Your Destiny’, is Saturday, October 26 from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: 912 Central Avenue East in Clarion. Call 1-515-293-2922 for reservations; fee payable at the door; lunch included. ** It’s coming from KJYL Christian radio station’s Annual Share-A-Thon on Wednesday & Thursday, Oct. 30 & 31. Tune in as the station raises funds for its upcoming 2014 budget year. This year’s theme: “There’s More.” ‘More’ for our area is a FREE BBQ on Wednesday, October 30 from 4 - 6 p.m. complete with family fun: pony rides, face painting, games, plus Guiness Book world record holder juggler. Fun for the whole family. ** Next monthly community Blood Drive is set for Tuesday, November 5 from 1 - 6 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 420 First Street N.W. in Clarion. Please note the location change for this monthly only. ** From the Chamber & Development Office: “Mark your

Looking Back

October 14, 1971-Dows barrels by Gilbert By Rob Ahrens The Dows Tigers used a balanced attack to overtake Gilbert 35-0 on a cold, windy night. The defense made their second straight shutout, and again the offense set records, breaking one and tying two records. Colin Niles broke John Snyder’s record of most pass receiving yards in a season, with his 401 yards. Colin also tied the record for pass receiving touchdowns for a season when he ran in for his fifth touchdown, a twenty yarder. Tom Danker threw for two touchdowns, tying Dennis Andrew’s record of twelve in a season. Greg Vandervort had a great night of rushing when he ran for 111 yards on 13 carries. Jon Bakker also had an excellent night when he gained 64 yards on 9 attempts. Percentagewise, Danker had his best night of passing, completing 11 of 15 passes.

John Haugen, Mark Evans, Doug Anderson, Garry Van Gerpen and Bob Hill, the offensive line, were at their best, setting the backs loose for about seven yards every carry. They also gave Danker all the time he needed at passing. The Tigers excelled at defense, giving up just seven first downs. Again Chuck Bell led in tackles with nine, followed by John Haugen with

eight, Jon Bakker, Greg Vandervort and Jeff Hartzell with seven. Doug Anderson intercepted his first pass of the year. Next week’s game will be a great challenge as they face Northeast Hamilton, one of the top Class A teams in the state. It will be an excellent game, putting our passing attack against the Trojan’s running game.

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Dows Area News

Harvest Fest in Dows

DOWS COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Oct. 17 • Texas Style Jam at the DCCC from 6-9 p.m. Bring a snack to share. • 9th grade football at Clarion, 6 p.m. • Volleyball at Clarion, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 • Football at Clarion, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 • JV football at Lake Mills, 6 p.m. • Dows School Board to meet

at Superintendent’s Office, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 • Volleyball at Clarion, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 • Cross country state qualify ing meet at Clarion, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 • 9th grade football at Hamp- ton, 5 p.m. • Varsity football at Hampton, 7:30 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat in Dows from 3:30-6:30 p.m. October 31

The Dows Community Grocery put up tables for diners to relax and The Kensington Club will be visit with friends while eating $1 hot dogs and hamburgers. These four ladies were enjoying the warm weather and visiting with friends. serving the hot dogs for the party. Please leave your porch light on if you would like to have visitors on Friday night. By Marillyn Korth Not much doing from the Korner Sunday to church and lunch and this week. Monday, I went in and home and did some book work and had some blood work done at the errands in the house. Had a short doctor’s office; just routine stuff that nap also. Norma picked me up and I do every year. we went to Arby’s for a sandwich. Tuesday, I went up to Dudley’s Then home. Some of the guys are and Norma and I went to Mason still in the field this evening. I think City. We went to Younkers and then they are expecting rain sometime, to Fleet Farm, my favorite place. I but I wouldn’t hold my breath. rode a cart around and picked up I got word this eve that Wendy some stuff and it was just fun to be Watt (Jim Watt’s wife) had major there again. We went home after surgery yesterday. She is in Spencer By Mary Ellen Patterson, Secretary/Treasurer a stop at the yogurt place. They hospital and we hope she is doing Kensington Club met October notables as Jackie Gleason and charge you by the weight. I won’t better each day. 4 at the Crème, with Lisa and John P. Salt, as well as other famous tell you how much it cost. Tomorrow is Columbus Day. Joann Stuck as hostesses. Twelve people, before launching into Harriet Wednesday, after school and Good to remember that old guy who members answered roll call. The Eriksen’s talent for feeding family work was over, Stacey brought my found our country. minutes of the September meeting and guests “good stuff”. The Dows favorite little boys over for a couple Speaking of old, I have another Centennial Cookbook is used by all of hours. They were full of pep saying for the old-were accepted as read. The town Halloween “Trick or of us, and we each told our favorite and vinegar. Justin had been on a First you forget names--then you Treat” night is October 31. Pat Stock, recipes from the book. nature hike and had things to show forget faces--then you forget to pull Lisa Stuck, and Mary Ellen Patterson me. Emmett was his usual happy up your zipper--but it’s worse when will help with the serving of hotdogs self. We had mac and cheese and a you forget to pull it down! Till next and milk at the Convention Center, sandwich for lunch and Jell-O and time. MK either with earlier preparations, or pudding. What a joy it is to see when the “ghosts and goblins” come them. You know how silly I am over to eat. Come on down to the Dows them. We are to be thinking about where Community Convention Center this Thurs the doctor called me with to have our Christmas dinner and Thursday, Oct. 17, for a night of my test results. All were good. My “White Elephant” gift exchange great music, conversation, dancing, cholesterol was down and the bad in December. We will also be and plenty of snacks. stuff was down a lot. What good collecting a “silver offering” at that The Jam will run from 6-9 p.m., news. The Franklin County Genealogical time for a “need” in the community. and all jammers, listeners and Friday, I went to Hampton for Society will meet at 10 a.m. on Joanne Stuck moved to adjourn the dancers are welcome. my mammogram. It went well, Saturday, October 19, at the Franklin meeting as there was no further Bring a snack to share. but I don’t have the results yet. County Historical Building Library business. For more information, contact This is cancer awareness month. on the Franklin County Fairgrounds Anne Larson’s program was full Annie or Terri Avery 641-853-2495 If you haven’t had your test, you in Hampton. Guests are welcome. of timeless quotes and words of or 515-689-3986, or Marlo Watts at should think about it. It is a little wisdom and one-liners from such 515-852-3652. uncomfortable, but well worth it. Trick-or-treat time in Dows is set for Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3:306:30 p.m. Ghosts, goblins, and many other costumed young ones will be roaming the streets after school, and will finish their routes with a visit to the Dows Community Convention Center for a Halloween Party, sponsored by Harmony Club members from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Each child returning a UNICEF box to the club will be eligible for a drawing for a book.

From the Korner

Kensington Club report

Texas-style Jam Thursday

Genealogical Society to meet October 19

The D-Zone was one of many downtown businesses who went all out with Crazy Day sales last Saturday. The kids sold crafts, and homemade treats.

News from the Historic District By Velma Butt We hear much about distracted driving, so I received an interesting e-mail from the D O T this week concerning distracted driving. If you have been stopped by the highway patrol, you know that each patrol car is equipped with a laptop computer. With the touch of various keys on that laptop computer they can access all types of information about the stopped vehicle. So what is to keep the patrol officer to be watching the computer as he is driving down the road? Nothing at this time, but after November 1, all the computers in patrol cars will be equipped with a software program called Arch Angel. When the speed of the patrol car exceeds 15 mph the Arch Angel will shut down the computer; when the vehicle slows to less than 15 mph the computer is activated. It is great to know that the patrol cars still have help with them, but it will eliminate distracted driving. Now what can we do about all the other drivers on the road who text, talk and drive? We have been enjoying some beautiful fall weather, the trees are beginning to turn color so it’s time to head for the green belt, or northeast Iowa or just take a drive on the

blacktop from Dows to Alden. We take that road every Sunday morning so have been checking it out. Another beautiful drive not so very far away is to head south and east towards Dysart, instead of heading into Dysart stay on that road and head towards Vinton. The distance is not that long but it is like traveling in northeast Iowa but not quite so far away. We are thankful we missed the tornados in northwest Iowa and the snow in western South Dakota but in a couple months that white stuff may be with us. If you missed the article about the Historic District in this week’s paper, go back and check it out. It brought back memories. Things are progressing at our house, but we still have to leave the “KEEP ROLLING” to the rest of you.

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Clarion - Goldfield Schools will participate in annual Make a Difference Day While this is the fourth year that Clarion-Goldfield students will be participating in “Make a Difference Day”, this is the first year the school will enter their own work in the national contest. Before, their efforts have been included under the umbrella of the city-wide work and entered with Clarion’s Marys & Marthas (M & Ms) totals. Both groups will file their individual work with the national office. “It made sense to the M & Ms to ‘launch’ the schools’ work,” said Karen Weld with the M & Ms. “It is our opportunity to be the ‘parent’ for their efforts. Maybe they will have a shot at becoming one of the ten $10,000 national winners.” Nearly 1,000 students plus staff members and a handful of community volunteers will be working together during the week of Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25. The actual ‘make a difference day’ is Saturday, Oct. 26. Elementary school students A community of nine school employees sat down together and brain-stormed on possible ‘Service Learning Ideas’ which various classes could do. One of the nine is Clarion elementary school guidance counselor Sarah Kakacek. “We came up with about 25 ideas,” she said. “It wasn’t meant to be the only choices. It was only to jog teachers thinking of possibilities.” Each grade from three-year-olds through fifth graders have made their selections. Three-year-old preschoolers are busy making art projects which will be hung in the windows of Clarion’s fitness center. “If there are more art works than fit in those windows,” said Kakacek, “we will ask another business or two to display them there.” Four-yearold pre-school students are writing thank you notes and will be getting them to custodians, secretary, their bus drivers, and cooks. Not to be out done, the prep-kindergarten will be thanking, firemen, policemen, and EMTs for serving the Clarion area,

“Wizard of Oz” Production Scheduled for Nov. 8-9

Approximately 66 high school chorus students are involved in this year’s musical entitled “Wizard of Oz.” The high school production is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Clarion-Goldfield High School gym. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Passes cannot be honored at this event. Because of rental/royalty charges, costume rental, and set construction, a musical can become a very costly production. The high school students will put in several hours of rehearsal to make this an outstanding show. Mr. Ackerman and the students are very excited about the “Wizard of Oz.” Please put these dates on your calendar and plan on attending this wonderful musical.

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plus making some monster cookies to share. First grade students are making placemats for the annual community Thanksgiving meal. “Our hope is to have some of the placemats laminated so that people could take them home and reuse them, “ said Kakacek. “They also are going to taking part of an hour to pick up trash under the bleachers at the football stadium, as the home football games will be done by that time.” Second grade students are collecting some of their gently used stuffed animals which they plan to give to DSOAC and for young people who may have a need for an extra ‘friend’. Third grade students will be joining their first grade counterparts at the football field, as they will be cleaning stray trash at the ‘away’ stands and other parts of the football field. Fourth grade students are going to make homemade greeting cards and will be getting them to residents at the Meadows. Since the Clarion Elementary School is a ‘bucket filling’ school, the fifth graders are collecting some of their books

which they may have outgrown and will be ‘filling a bucket’ with books. “These books will be shared with younger students,” said Kakacek, “ and maybe with kids at Kids Korner Day Care Center.” Some of the ‘make a difference day’ tasks are something extra; others are extensions of things which are already being done in the classroom setting. “It is so important for our students to be able to show empathy towards others,” said Kakacek. “It is a leadership opportunity and the students get excited by the possibilities.” Elementary Principal Tricia Rosendahl who traveled to Washington D.C. when Clarion efforts won its $10,000 national award in the spring of 2012, knows the value of working together on projects. “Make a Difference week is a perfect opportunity to show our students and our community that even though we are small we can truly make a difference,” she said. “We believe it is never too early to start teaching our kids the value of community service. Getting involved in volunteering

at a young age can set a life-long pattern. Whether we are young or old, the benefits of volunteering fills everyone’s bucket.” Middle school students Middle School Principal Steve Haberman said, “Clarion, Goldfield and Dows students tend to ‘make a difference’ every day in so many ways. Our more than 100 Peer Helpers are amazing at the number of things which they do all the time, besides the leadership which they provide to our school and our community.” Guidance counselor Margaret Askelsen said they’ve had a busy October and it looks like November won’t be any different. “We just got done with a week of ‘anti-bullying’ through a Governor’s initiative,” she said. “Next we will have a middle school dance and haunted house. It won’t be exactly the Make a Difference Day week, but it will involve most of the middle school students.” She said students pay for entry into some of the Peer Helper events. Funds are then used for Senior Night held in the spring, the Peer Helpers’ trip to Minneapolis in

school,” said March, “and we will be doing some challenges between the classes. Every student has at least one pair of shoes which he/she no longer wears. It’s an opportunity to share them with others.” Boxes will be set out from Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25. “This is something simple which we can do without taking time away from classroom time and studies,” said March. If anyone in the community has pairs of shoes which they’d be glad to clear out of their closets, March encourages residents to bring them out to the school to be included in the collection. (Second in a series of two stories about Make a Difference Day in Clarion for 2013.)

County to lend hand in Belmond tornado cleanup By: Clae Goater Belmond Mayor Al Mattison came before the county board of supervisors to request some assistance with the tornado cleanup that will be taking place on Saturday, Oct. 26. Mattison is looking for volunteers to help clean debris out of the river that is left over from the tornado that blew through the outskirts of Belmond in June of this year. “We’ve waited this long because the river finally got low enough where you can see (the debris.) It looked like there was a bunch of stuff in there at first,” Mattison said.

“Then when the river went down, there was a lot of stuff in there … there’s everything in there.” The cleanup will begin at 9:00 on Saturday, Oct. 26. Mattison says that they’re planning on cleaning the area south of the trestle near C20. “There are about 300 yards in there that’s really full of stuff,” Mattison said. Mattison said that he is requesting that no minors assist with the cleanup, unless they are accompanied by an adult. Mattison was hoping that the county could help supply the

Calendar of Events Thursday, Oct. 17 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masterson Personnell Job Fair at the Depot, 302 S. Main 6 p.m. 9th Football vs. South Hamilton 6 p.m. 9th/JV/Varsity Volleyball vs. St. Edmonds Friday, Oct. 18 5 to 6:45 p.m. VFW Chili Supper at the Clarion-Goldfield Middle School Multi-purpose Room. All you can eat chili, cornbread and dessert. Adults $6, children 6 – 12 $3, and 5 under eat free. 7 p.m. Varsity Football vs. East Sac County Saturday, Oct. 19 2 p.m. Clarion Theatre along with the Clarion Ministerial Association is hosting the special event “Acquire the Fire & Teen Mania” presents “SURGE - The Power. The Glory. The Music.” A high energy interactive movie theatre event which fuses music, comedy and inspirational messages by Ron Luce, hilarious comedy by John Gray along with musical performances by Casting Crowns, Newsboys & Lecrae and worship artists Acquire the Fire. Admission is $7.00 per person no reserved seating, first come first serve. Doors open at 12:30pm. Monday, Oct. 21 6 p.m. JV Football at Lake Mills

Tuesday, Oct. 22 End of First Quarter at School 7 to 9 p.m. Iowa Specialty Hospital Auxiliary meeting at the Meadows Dining Room. Wednesday, Oct. 23 7 to 9 p.m. Clarion Cross-Culture Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation, will offer FREE English and/or computer classes to our surrounding area residents. Hosted at the United Presbyterian Church and taught by Tamara and Robert EnTin. For more complete information, contact the EnTins at 1-515-293-0928 or 1-515293-0927. Thursday, Oct. 24 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masterson Personnell Job Fair at the Depot, 302 S. Main 4 p.m. Cross Country State Qualifying Meet Friday, Oct. 25 5 p.m. 9th Football at Hampton-Dumont 7:30 p.m. Varsity Football at HamptonDumont Saturday, Oct. 26 All-State Auditions at Hampton 9:30 to 11 a.m. Trick or Treating Downtown at the local businesses. * To have your event added to the calendar call 515-532-2871 or email cmonitor@mchsi.com

cleanup efforts with a dump truck and a lowboy for loading and hauling debris. Mattison had already contacted Larry Maasdam, who agreed to provide his backhoe to the project at a discount. Mattison asked the supervisors if they could cover the cost of that bill, which Mattison is expecting to be around $500. The county was able to get a lowboy and a dump truck for the project through Wright County Conservation. The board also agreed to cover Maasdam’s bill. Supervisor Stan Watne said that he wanted a blanket email sent out to all the county’s department heads, saying that the cleanup project was going on. County Engineer Adam Clemons said that he’d be willing to have his men work on the project, if they were able to get reimbursed through FEMA.

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