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The Wright County


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144th year Number 46

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Official newspaper of Wright County

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Red, white, blue, and black leather By: Clae Goater

Clarion-Goldfield Middle School students who created the bully video are (front row, left to right): Abigail Kraft, Maya Jackson, MaKenzie Goodell, Meghan Geary, Cheyenne Harle; (back row): Powers and Emily Rasmussen.

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Clarion-Goldfield Middle School won third place in the Governor’s Bullying Summit video contest last week. The video that members of CGMS’s Peer Helper group put together, which showed the affects of bullying and the proper way to deal with bullies, won Clarion-Goldfield a $150 check for bullying prevention. “Third is pretty good, out of 30 different schools, especially when we’re a middle school and the two top places were high schools,” said Margaret Askelson, Peer Helper director. The award ceremony was broadcast live in the middle school, and several students got to see the ceremony in person at the Governor’s Bullying Summit. McKenzie Goodell was there in person. She was the one who actually accepted the award and met the Governor. “I was shaking the whole time. It was awesome,” Goodell said. “I think when they played the top ten (videos), there were a lot of good ones. I was like ‘Oh my gosh, maybe we won’t make it.’ Then, we made the top three, and I thought ‘Oh my goodness.’” “We were watching it in (Mr.) Haberman’s office, and when they played the top three schools, we were just going nuts,” said Maya Jackson, another member of the group that created the video. “We were so happy. “ “They put a lot of time and effort into that video, and it paid off, which is neat. And (the video) was only a small part of all the activities we did that week. There was a lot of involvement,” said Middle School Principal Steve Haberman. “It’s nice to have our school recognized, and it’s neat to see the students excited about something like this.” Goodell said that she learned a lot during the summit. “There was a guy that spoke and he talked about how the bullying isn’t just girls bullying girls and guys bullying guys,” Goodell said. “I thought that was pretty interesting.” “There’s a lot of stuff that you don’t realize what’s going on. We’re a little school here, and we only see a little bit of the bullying. At the conference, there are speakers that talk about real-world bullying and how much it actually affects everybody,” said Jackson. “It opens your eyes to how big of a problem it actually is.” There was plenty of other bullying information at the conference as well. According to speakers at the conference, bullying has remained constant while teenage drunk driving, birth, and suicide are down. One survey showed that 51 percent of girls and 40 percent of boys claimed to be bullied, but only 26 percent of girls and 13 percent of boys actually were bullied. Bystanders only intervene during bullying behavior about 20 percent of the time, and when they do intervene, they only stop the bullying half of the time. Conference speakers also warned against using the narrative that bullying causes suicide, because suicide is generally the result of numerous factors. Kids say that the thing that helps them get through bullying are friends that stick by them and help them out. Conference material also indicates that the nature of bullying

has changed recently. It’s no longer physical bullying, as much as it is cyber-bullying and other bullying behaviors. The older children are, the more they are affected by cyberbullying, and the odds of cyberbullying are the highest in high school. It’s estimated that Facebook receives about two million incoming abusive messages per week. The students who attended the Governor’s Summit even came away with some ideas for future anti-bullying projects. Peer Helper’s bullying committee was interested in the D-Pledge, a program that a fellow Iowa school has put in place. Students pledge to delete all dangerous personal information off their internet profiles, along with any unknown friends, any inappropriate comments or hurtful pictures. The bullying committee is also interested in working in the elementary school on anti-bullying projects. “The younger kids look up to us, so I think if we did do some stuff with the younger kids, I think they would take something away from that, too,” said Jackson.

America is about freedom, be it freedom of expression or the freedom of the open road. Clarion resident and Vietnam veteran Gary Robb says that there are few things that compare to the freedom he feels while cruising Iowa highways on his Harley. As a member of the American Legion Riders and the Patriot Guard, Robb has found a way to use his love of motorcycling to support Iowa communities, veterans, and their families. Robb says it’s impossible to describe the feeling of riding on his Harley-Davidson. It’s a mixture of positive feelings combining together to create something more than the sum of its parts. Robb says that if you’ve never ridden a Harley, you’ll never understand. “Why do kids like to go to the fair and ride rides? Why do hotrodders like to hotrod their cars? Why do people parachute? There’s just something that can’t be explained about it,” Robb said. Robb’s love of motorcycles led to an interest in the American Legion Riders (ALR), an offshoot of the American Legion made up of motorcycle enthusiasts. The ALR promotes patriotism and honor, contributes to charity, and participates in parades and other displays across the nation. To be a member of the ALR, the only requirements are that you are a legionnaire and that you have a bike with a 350 cc engine or lager. There are currently 106,000 riders in the ALR today. The ALR raises millions of dollars annually for various charitable causes and organizations. Robb joined the American Legion Riders in 2008, 40 years since he first started riding a motorcycle in 1968. Currently, he’s Vice President of the Osage chapter of the ALR, Post 278.

Robb says that being a part of the ALR gives him a good reason to get on his bike. “I wanted to join them to learn more about them. The more I was with the organizations, the more I became influenced by what they stand for,” Robb said. “It’s been quite an experience for me. It’s given me more of a purpose to ride my bike. “ Currently, Robb’s chapter is home to 51 riders. The Osage chapter has adopted two miles of Highway 9, which they clean twice a year. They do raffles to raise money for various veterans’ programs. They donate to the Missing in America Project, The Wounded Warrior Project, Toys for Tots, and the Special Olympics. They also provide scholarships to the children of veterans. The ALR also promotes motorcycle safety. While the Osage chapter doesn’t have any particular motorcycle safety program set up, they do lead by example. “We ride with respect. We don’t go racing our bikes. If you’re in our chapter, and you get a ticket on your bike, you’re going to pay us. You’re not only going to pay the state, you’re going to have to pay us,” Robb said. The ALR regularly take part in the parade for Clarion’s Festival in the Park. The next Festival in the Park is set to fall on Flag Day, and Robb is already planning for the event. “The intention is to have a flag folding ceremony. Our president will be reading the meanings for each of the folds as we fold the flags,” Robb said. The same year that Robb joined the ALR, he joined another patriotic motorcycle group, The Patriot Guard. The Patriot Guard was formed in 2005. “The Patriot Guard protects and

Wright County raises over $3,000 for honor flight By: Clae Goater In just a month, Wright County employees have raised over $2,400 for the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. That’s enough money to send four Wright County Veteran’s to Washington, D.C. “I issued a challenge to the employees to see how many veterans we could send. If any department could come up with the $618 within their department, I would give them credit,” said Wright County Treasurer Peggy Schluttenhofer. “The board gave the first $100, and it skyrocketed from there.” The Wright County Road Maintenance Employees and the Sheriff’s Office and Communication Department were the two departments who raised $618 internally. Other departments raised funds as well, but did not meet the $618 per department for recognition. An additional $640 was donated by various people throughout the

county. “That is wonderful! Thank you so much. My God! I’d like to thank you very personally for all your dollars and your thoughts,” said honor flight organizer Ron Newsum. “It puts Wright County back in the ballgame. I love to take veterans from the county, but the county has to pay for it. It’s great to have that financial support. The veterans have always given their physical support, and we’re trying to thank those veterans for their physical support.” Currently, there are 16 Wright County veterans who have applied to go on the honor flight, but Newsum says that they are receiving more and more every day. Newsum says that the entire amount donated by the county will go to sending Korean War veterans from Wright County on the Honor Flight. “Every dollar here will go to a Wright County veteran. The only

administrative fees we have are postage and printing. None of it gets sent to any state organization of national organization. It all goes to the veterans.,” Newsum said. “We’ve made a commitment that we will pay for all WWII veterans, no matter what county they’re in. So the money you’re giving now will basically apply for Korean War veterans, and we’ll pay for them. “ The fundraising efforts aren’t over, either. Both the county jail and the county nurses are organizing their own fundraising efforts, and the county plans on holding other fundraisers through the year. If you are interested in making a donation or filling out an application to go on the honor flight., you can contact Julie Reed at jkreed5@ or Schluttenhofer at Cash donations will be accepted. Newsum can be contacted at 515-571-4477

Wright County employees raised more than $2,400 for the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. Back row: Deputy Recorder Denise Baker, Supervisor Karl Helgevold, and Supervisor Rick Rasmussen. Front Row: County Treasurer Peggy Schluttenhofer, and honor flight coordinator Ron Newsum. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater)

shields the family,” Robb said. “We go there to show honor and respect for the family of the deceased.” Upon request, the Patriot Guard

Gary Robb

will attend the funerals of members of the military, police officers, and firefighters. They also see troops off when they are getting shipped out, and attend their welcome homes when they return. Robb is a ride captain for the Patriot Guard, meaning he organizes and plans rides. At funerals, he also presents plaques to the families of servicemen, offering the Guard’s condolences. Robb has participated in Patriot Guard rides taking place as far away as Council Bluffs. Robb says that taking part in Patriot Guard rides can be a very emotional experience. “You get wrapped up in this thing, and you see all these people standing out on the road with a flag. I’ve seen people in a wheelchair sitting there holding a flag. People on crutches standing there holding a flag. Old people in uniform, I mean old guys,” Robb said. “It gives you chills up your spine. You just tingle all over. Sometimes it will bring tears to your

eyes. You feel like you have contributed to the closure for this family, because they always appreciate you being there. The Patriot Guard helps ensure that today’s troops are treated better upon their return home than soldiers who served alongside Robb. “There’s been a lot of changes in the public’s eye since the Korean and Vietnam era. We were shunned, but it wasn’t our doing. We were told to go where we went and we were told what to do. How do you condemn a person for doing what he’s instructed to do? The military drafted people. They had to go or go to jail,“ Robb said. Robb’s love of America and the open road led him to join these programs, and he’s passionate about both. Even as winter closes in, Robb says that he has no plans to put the bike up for the season. “Most people that know me and my bike, know that weather is not an obstacle. It’s just something that you have to deal with. It’s common for me to meet snowmobiles. What’s the difference between riding my bike at 20 degrees or standing at a farm sale at 20 degrees? What’s the difference,” Robb said. “I like riding. What can I say?”

CGHS students receive MacBooks By: Clae Goater

Clarion-Goldfield High School has become one of a growing number of schools across the nation to provide personal computers to every member of its student body. On Nov. 11, Clarion-Goldfield held its computer rollout, where students received their new eleven-inch MacBook Airs. “I’m really excited about this,” said principal Dennis March. “ I think the teachers are excited about it, and I think the kids are excited about it, too.” The computer rollout will mean a lot of changes for both students and teachers, but March says that the school’s goals will remain the same even as it adapts its methods. “We’re not changing the learning. Our goals are the same. It’s how do we help them get there, and are we taking full advantage of the tools out there,” March said. “There’s a reason why you’re given a tool. You’re never given a tool just so you can have a tool. It’s to help you do a better job, it’s to help you reach your goals. “ The district hopes that providing personal computers to its students will help them learn computing skills that are vital for employment and higher education. “Name me a job where you can get by without any computer skills. I’d probably be amazed at how many people in Clarion are working online right now,” March said. “When you go to college, I think there’s an expectation now that you just know how to do things on the computer,” March said. “Or that you’re at least comfortable with trying things on the computer.” March says that, if the school expects students to use their new computers for homework, tests, and for educational materials, the school will have to teach the students how to use them properly. “We can’t just say ‘Here, a computer,’ and expect you to know everything. There are skills involved with using computers, too, and that’s something we’re going to

have to keep in mind,” March said. “We have to teach them how to use an application, but what are you really teaching them when you teach them to use an application? You’re teaching how to apply their skills and knowledge to a problem they face. “ Beyond simply learning computing skills, Clarion-Goldfield hopes that the laptops help teachers reach their students more effectively. Textbook passages can be reinforced with online simulations or YouTube videos for students who are more visual learners. On the other hand, the laptops aren’t going to supplant textbooks or teacher instruction, and there will be plenty of times in the classroom when laptop lids will be closed. “As teachers, it’s a big challenge for us. We have to be thinking about how we can make our instruction better with the technology. I think the idea is when we (revise lesson plans) it’s about how to use the computer to help the students more,” March said. “We still have to be instructionally sound in our teaching strategies. Just by having the computer, we have more resources in our hand.” March also says that leaving kids in charge of their own laptop will help teach them about responsibility. Students will have to take care of their laptops, and their parents will be held liable for any damage to the laptops. Also, students will be responsible for using their laptops appropriately. If students are caught playing games or downloading inappropriate images or music, their access to the laptops will be restricted. “Let’s face facts: the internet is not a friendly place. We will do some filtering here, but when you put a tool in their hand, they have to make good decisions. We’ve always told kids that they have to make good, conscientious decisions,” March said. “We have to teach our expectations. They are learning continued on page 2

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Tractors, planes and country schools at the Heartland Museum

By: Clae Goater The Heartland Museum in Clarion has several new exhibits on display for local history buffs.

desks were donated by Clarion’s Jim Moore Jr., and are from the 1940s. Riley, who went to country school himself, says that the museum did a good job of recreating the feel of a country schoolhouse. “I was in country school through the eighth grade, just about. It kind of brings back memories of school. We’re all trying to think of different things to put in, and what would be in a country school at the time,” Riley said. “It does a pretty good job of representing what it was like. “ The schoolhouse display also includes pictures of country school classes and memoirs from people who attended country school. If you attended country school and have pictures or a story to tell, the Heartland Museum would be interested. There are also 11 new model airplanes on display that were donated by Don Sadler, along with an exhibit on antique woodworking tools. Riley says that he’s glad the there’s a museum to put items of interest like these on display for the public, when they might easily be forgotten in a storage room. Russ Bishop, of Webster City, donated these Allis-Chalmers farm “What’s nice about a museum implement toys to the Heartland Museum. They have only been on like this is people get to see (these display for about a month. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater) items) all the time. If you have an antique at home, it sits in the garage The museum recently put on bell is from an authentic Wright put away somewhere,” Riley said. display a collection of toy Allis- County Country Schoolhouse that “Maybe you show a few people Chalmers farm implements, donated was located in Liberty Township. once in a while, but not many people by Russ Bishop out of Webster There’s also a brass teacher’s bell see it. Here, we get a lot of people to City. Bishop ran an Allis-Chalmers from Wall Lake No. 2 School. The see it. “ dealership there from 1953 to 1995. Bishop made several donations to the museum over the years, including the antique phone booth on the museum’s 50’s streetscape. “(Bishop) had given us some other stuff for the museum, and he really liked what we were doing. So he told his family that when he passed away he wanted his AllisChalmers toy collection to go to the museum,” said Maurice Riley, a volunteer at the museum. The museum has had the collection for several years, but has been waiting to find space to put them on display. “We had them in storage for quite a while, trying to decide where to put them and what case to put them in,” said Riley. “The sad part is that they had been sitting in an old building for quite a while, and they got mice infested and the boxes the toys came in were chewed up. So we threw the boxes away, washed up all the stuff, and built a display for them. They all Maurice Riley stands in the Heartland Museum’s country schoolhouse had to be individually cleaned, one- installation. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater) by-one. They were in bad shape. They really smelled mousy. “ The museum has also changed its Goldfield exhibit, which now

Ladies Night Out

includes a mock country schoolhouse complete with desks, school bells, books, and a blackboard. The school

Imagine That was crowded with customers signing up for giveaways on Ladies’ Night Out, Thursday, Nov. 7. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater)

Shannon Schroeder of Wright Choice Chiropractic (left) visited with people who attended their open house during the annual Ladies’ Night Out on Thursday, Nov. 7. Wright Choice Chiropractic held an open house with Trails to Serenity Massage and Body Work. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater)


MacBooks continued from page 1 devices. We didn’t buy them so we will become better gamers. Can you be responsible? Are you going to use it correctly or not? If not, maybe we take it away for a while.” According to March, students and teachers will no longer have to plan their schedules around the computer lab, which allows teachers more flexibility with their lesson plans. “Now that they have a computer in their hand all the time, “I can’t get to the (computer) lab’ is no longer an excuse,” March said. “I think from a lesson design perspective … many times, a teacher might have to say ‘Well, the lab’s already signed up for Monday and Tuesday, so now I’m going to have to wait until Thursday and Friday to get them in there. In the meantime, we’ll have to do this.’ Now, there’s nothing holding me back.”

The laptops also allow students to direct their own learning more, and do their own research into topics. “The computers just allow us to have more access, and makes the student the consumer of information rather than the teacher,” March said. “Because otherwise, the teacher would find five or six sources and have everyone read them. Now we can have students go out and find those sources. Now they’re not limited to what the school library has.” If parents do not want to take on liability for the computers, they can opt out of the laptop agreement. If parents opt out, their children will still have access to the laptops at school. These students will check out their Macbooks before school in the morning and check them back in at night.

Our Mother, Betty Wesenberg, was entering the West entrance of the Wright Medical Center in Clarion on April 12th 2012, when she was struck by a car while under the canopy in the crosswalk. If you saw this accident or have any information, please contact: Randy Nielsen at 1-888-945-4092.

Thank you, The Wesenberg Family

Two shoppers check out a vest down at the Rock Island Depot on Ladies’ Night Out. The Clarion Chamber office hosted several in-home businesses on Thursday, Nov. 7. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater)

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Submitted for your approval... by Clae Goater We had our first blast of for-real winter weather this year, and like everybody with common sense and a fully-functioning nervous system, it really bums me out. In mythology, winter is often associated with death while spring is associated with life. I think this comparison lets winter off way too easily. Scraping ice off your windshield on a -25 degree day can make death look downright appealing. Even hell is warm. But even worse than having to live through the weather is having to talk about it. I guarantee that threequarters of the conversations you have for the next five months will consist entirely of people saying “Deary me, isn’t it cold, dark, and miserable out today?” Come on guys, we don’t have to measure the weather using some type of generalized, on-the-street survey. We have perfectly functioning thermometers to do it for us. It’s November. It’s cold. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. But that is an uncharitably (if not uncharacteristically) grumpy outlook to have. People don’t talk about the weather because they

are surprised, or because they are checking to make sure your ability to feel heat isn’t compromised. We do it because it’s a shared experience that helps us relate to others. Even if I know nothing about you, your job, your political affiliation, or your preferred style of hat (mine’s the tricorn), I can safely assume that you’re as miserable as I am if we’re stuck out in a sleet storm together. When we say “Sure is windy out there today,” we’re really saying “Hey, I see you’re alive over there, and I acknowledge that. ” We use the weather as a way to insert a tiny little bit of empathy for our fellow man in our lives. I guess I can’t be too upset about that (but I’ll try, for you, the reader). And, of course, if you wanted to get snotty about it, I suppose you could point out that I’m a hypocrite for spending 300 words talking about the weather (a practice that, for the purpose of this column, I despise) just because it’s 5:30 on Monday and I just realized I need a column in. Please do not point this out to me. It will hurt my feelings.

Nancy’s Notes Many of you have read “Bridget Jones’ Diary” or maybe have seen the movie. Jones is back again with, “Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy”. This time she ponders the modern dilemmas involved with relationships with the opposite sex. Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in middle age. Diane Mott Davidson is back with, “Catering to Nobody.” Even though working a wake isn’t Goldy Bear’s idea of fun, the Colorado caterer throws herself into preparing a buffet designed to feed forty mourners. Her culinary efforts seem to be perfect until her former fatherin-law, gynecologist Fritz Korman, is struck down and Goldy is accused of adding poison to the menu. Now, with the Department of Health impounding her leftovers, her exhusband trashing her name, and her business close to being shut down, Goldy knows she can’t wait for the police to serve up answers. She soon uncovers more than one skeleton

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Letter to the editor Letter to the Editor, During WW II my father Max E. Titus had a desire to join the Army and do his part to win the war against the Japanese, and the Germans who were trying to destroy the freedoms of the rest of the world and bring in a New World Order. World War I was to be the war that ended all wars, but since the rich men of the earth were not able to get their United Nations set up, they fomented another World War II. My father got on a train and travelled with other young men to Missouri to be inducted into the US Army. But after he got there, they discovered that he had Histoplasmosis in his lungs and he was rejected and sent home to farm the family farm. Histoplasmosis affected his lungs so that he was always short of breath. In 1957 he decided to quit farming and riding on the tractors and breathing the dust, and chicken poop that had caused his problem in the first place, and started working as a Farm Bureau insurance agent in Guthrie County. In October 1959 Max was given the opportunity to move to Clarion and become the Agency Manager for Farm Bureau Insurance for Wright County. That is when we moved from the family farm in Guthrie County and into the city of Clarion. My father never forgot about that time he rode the train to Missouri, and encouraged my brother Wyn, who joined the US Air Force after graduating from Clarion High School. He also encouraged me to join the US Navy in 1967 during the Viet Nam conflict. I don’t know what year it was that Max made his sign in the front yard because I was serving on board the USS Hollister DD 788. But because of his love of this country, he decided to make a home made sign on a piece of plywood and hand paint it himself that read, “If You Love Freedom….. Thank A Veteran”. He touched it up when it got worn, and kept 4 little flags on top of it fluttering in the

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Independent, if you love Freedom, you will be glad that you and your neighbor have the right to have your own weapon, and the Right to defend yourself and your family. Our country’s Constitution and Bill of Rights is based on the Holy Bible, not the Koran or some other religious book. Yahovah gave it to Moses at Mt. Sinai and told the children of Israel to preserve it and take it to the whole world. The Bible is Yahovahs instruction manual for all life on earth. Have you ever read it from cover to cover? If not, I would encourage you to do so. You will find written there the history of the world from Creation to the present and you will see the things prophesied coming to pass before our eyes. We are instructed to be Watchmen on the wall. As a Watchman on the wall of a city, you were always on the lookout for anyone approaching the city, friend or enemy. If you saw the enemy approaching you were to sound the alarm and blow the trumpet to warn the people in the city that the enemy was approaching. Yahovah said that if the watchman blew the alarm and warned the people then their blood would not be required of him, but if he saw the enemy approaching and failed to warn the people then the blood of all those who died would be required of him. We live in a country of unwalled cities, but we all need to be watchmen and not let ourselves be lulled to sleep. I learned in the military that to fall asleep while on watch was the same as treason and was punishable by death. Wake up and be an alert watchman fellow citizens of Clarion, Wright County, Iowa and the United States of America. The New World Order has entered just as the Trojan Horse of old. The Enemy is among us! Shalom, Rick E. Titus Clarion

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wind. Since the passing of my mother and father I have tried to keep the sign in the yard, but the plywood eventually got to where it wasn’t looking nice anymore. So a couple of weeks ago I went to my sign maker in Webster City, Ray Kinnetz, and asked him to cover the old plywood sign with a nice metal and make the same wording “If You Love Freedom…..Thank A Veteran”. I had him make it in the colors of our nation’s flag, to remind folk of the Red White and Blue. As you drive by my home at 229 3rd Ave. N.E. in Clarion, I would ask that you observe the sign and take a moment to pray and remember all those who fought for Freedom in this country and the other countries of the world and do your part to preserve those Yahovah granted Freedoms written in our countries Constitution and Bill of Rights. It seems that today there are men and women in this country and the rest of the world that want to take away these Freedoms and enslave us or get rid of all who oppose their New World Order. If our government of the People, By the People and For the People and our Yahovah given Rights are to be taken away, they will first have to take away our right to defend ourselves. That is what Gun Control is all about. Hitler first told the people they had to register their guns with the government. Then he told them that all registered guns had to be turned in. After he confiscated all the guns he started his own New World Order, and had free reign over the people because they had no way to defend themselves. History repeats itself, and so if and when our government takes away private ownership of guns, then you will see all that Hitler did return only on a world wide scale. They have to destroy our right to Keep and Bear Arms. I don’t care whether you are Republican, Democrat or

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Wright County Courthouse Death Certificates Maribeth J. Boyington, 83, of Rowan. Oct. 22. 2013

Property Transfers SHERIFF’S DEED – Sheriff of Wright County, David C. Kreck, Dawn Kreck, Portfolio Recovery Assoc. LLC, and Hauge Associates Inc to North American Savings Bank F S B, City of Eagle Grove, Original Addition, Block 2, Lot 9, as desc. 10-30-13 WD – Mark Thayer to Adam C. Wibholm and Thea R. Wibholm, 3690-24, as desc. 10-30-13 WD – Kent Kiburz and Melissa Kiburz to Ken Kiburz, 30-91-25, as desc. 10-31-13 WD – Judi Thompson and Judith Ann Thompson to Jakama Holdings LLC, City of Eagle Grove, Original Addition, Block 21, Lot 11, as desc.

10-31-13 WD – Michael L. Ryerson to Global Compassion Network Inc, City of Eagle Grove, Original Addition, Block 33, Lots 4, 5, and 6, as desc. 10-31-13 WD – Wendy Sue Borchardt, Holly Lorraine Borchardt, Holly Lorraine Jeesen Borchardt, and Wendy Sue Borchardt Custodian to Nicholas R. Hansen, 9-91-26, as desc. 11-01-13 WD – Sandra Anderson and Stephen Anderson to Blake S. Busick, City of Eagle Grove, Cadwell’s First Addition, Block 43, Lots 4, 5, and 6, as desc. 11-04-13 WD – Virginia Calderon and Blake S. Busick, City of Eagle Grove, Cadwell’s First Addition, Block 43, Lots 4, 5, and 6, as desc. 11-04-13 WD – Salvador Calderon Jr. to Blake S. Busick, City of Eagle Grove, Cadwell’s First Addition,


Boyington Sheriff Sale NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA Wright County Iowa District Court COURT CASE # EQCV023928 Special Execution US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE (SUCCESSORBY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION) AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO HOME EQUITYTRUST MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-1, PLAINTIFF vs. STEPHANIE S. BOYINGTON F/K/A STEPHANIE S. REIGHARD, SPOUSE OF STEPHANIE S. BOYINGTON F/K/A STEPHANIE S. REIGHARD, NICKOLAS J. REIGHARD A/K/A NICHOLAS J. REIGHARD, SPOUSE OF NICKOLAS J. REIGHARD A/K/A NICHOLAS J. REIGHARD, CAPITAL ONE BANK, AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION, DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant (s) REAL ESTATE to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is described below: Lot 1 in Block 4 in Eskridge’s Third Addition to Dows, Wright County, Iowa located at 500 West Ellsworth, Dows, Iowa The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows:

Date of Sale: 12-17-2013 Time of Sale: 10:00 a.m. Place of Sale: Lobby of Wright County Sheriff Office, 719 2nd St SW Clarion, IA 50525 Homestead: Defendant is advised that if the described real estate includes the homestead (which must not exceed ½ Acre if within a city or town plat, or, if rural, must not exceed 40 Acres), defendant must file a homestead plat with the Sheriff within ten (10) days after service of this notice, or the Sheriff will have it platted and charge the cost to this case. This sale not subject to redemption. Property exemption: Certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file appropriate notice, if acceptable. Judgment Amount: $ 28,325.85 Costs: $ 882/89 Accruing Costs: PLUS Interest: 8.875 % annum to and from

Attorney: Dunakey & Klatt 531 Commercial St, Ste 250 PO Box 2675 Waterloo, IA 50704-2675 P) 319-232-3304 Date 10-22-2013

Jason Schluttenhofer Sheriff Wright County, Iowa

Patricia Barz Deputy Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Nov. 14, and Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013


Wright County Fair Financial Statement ASSOCIATION OF IOWA FAIRS FISCAL YEAR FINANCIAL SUMMARY of MEMBER FAIRS INCORPORATED NAME OF FAIR & CITY: Wright County District Junior Fair ESTIMATED ATTENDANCE: 12,000, CARNIVAL (name): Smith Amusements HIGHLIGHT CORRECT ANSWER GROUNDS: ADMISSION: FREE, GRANDSTAND ADMISSION: PAID Financial Report for Fiscal Year (Start Date) 10-1-12 (End Date) 9-30-13 SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENSES DO NOT ALTER THIS FORM RECEIPTS FAIR INCOME............................ $ 75,450.04 NON-FAIR INCOME.................. +$ 460,123.63 COUNTY FUNDING................... +$ 26,499.96 STATE FUNDING........................+$ 10,110.34 MONEY BORROWED............... +$ 253,687.80 TOTAL RECEIPTS ................... =$ 825,871.77 EXPENSES FAIR EXPENSES....................... $ 154,422.91 NON-FAIR EXPENSES.............. +$ 10,569.68 CAPITOL IMPROVEMENTS..... +$ 632,724.71 PAYMENTS TO DEBTS............. +$ 72,000.00 TOTAL EXPENSES.................. =$ 869,717.30 SIMPLE CASH RECONCILIATION BEGINNING CASH BALANCE (FIRST DAY OF FISCAL YEAR).$ 63,738.73 PLUS TOTAL RECEIPTS......... +$ 825,871.77 LESS TOTAL EXPENSES........ -$ 869,717.30 ENDING CASH BALANCE (LAST DAY OF FISCAL YEAR).=$ 19,893.20 LESS TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS (BALANCE OF LOANS PAYABLE).............. -$ 181,687.80 NET ENDING CASH STANDING (AS OF LAST DAY OF FISCAL YEAR)................... $ (161,794.60) PREMIUMS PAID AFFIDAVIT FAIR: Wright County District Junior Fair We, the undersigned President, Secretary and Treasurer of the above stated Fair, being duly sworn on oath depose and say the said Association/Society, being duly incorporated under the laws of the State Of Iowa held a Fair known as the Wright County District Junior Fair on these days of July 10th – 15th, 2013, in or near the city of Eagle Grove, and said Fair consists of a true exhibition of livestock, together with agricultural products and farm implements as contemplated by law (either

Section 174.1 or 174.10). We further depose and say that the following is a statement of the actual amount paid in cash premiums by the Association/Society for the current year, this statement corresponds with the published offer of premiums, and that no deductions have been made for entry fees, stall or pen rent. We further depose and say that no part of the below statement was paid for speed events or to secure games or amusements. We further depose and say that state appropriated funds received were used for infrastructure purposes only. STATEMENT OF CASH PREMIUMS 4-H & FFA DEPARTMENTS Beef..................................................... 204.00 Dairy.................................................... 6.00 Dog...................................................... 0.00 Goats................................................... 103.00 Horse................................................... 133.00 Poultry................................................. 125.00 Rabbit.................................................. 139.50 Sheep.................................................. 230.00 Swine . ................................................ 464.50 Other................................................... 210.00 Static Exhibits (Building Projects)........1,321.50 TOTAL.................................................2,936.50 OPEN CLASS DEPARTMENTS Beef................................................................... Dairy.................................................................. Sheep................................................................ Swine................................................................. Other Livestock................................................. Arts & Crafts, Textiles & Related............288.00 Culinary & Related............................................ Flowers/Plants........................................218.00 Other Non-Livestock.......................................... TOTAL....................................................506.00 NUMBER OF EXHIBITORS AND EXHIBITS AREA - 4-H & FFA - OPEN CLASS Livestock Exhibitors - 110 Livestock Exhibits - 543 Non Livestock Exhibitors - 158 - 69 Non Livestock Exhibits - 608 -298 Report Verified by following Officers of the Association/Society President (print name): Dean Kluss Secretary (print name): Marilyn “Shorty” Anderson Treasurer (print name): Larry Pals Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013


Apple Grove Investments Original Notice ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR WRIGHT COUNTY APPLE GROVE INVESTMENTS, INC., Plaintiff, v. RYERSON REALTY, LLC, RACHEL KINGERY and ANY UNKNOWN PERSON(S) CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: Lots 11 and 12 in Block 43 of Caldwell’s First Addition to Eagle Grove Junction, Wright County, Iowa, Having a local address of 521 E. Broadway, Eagle Grove, Iowa 50533, Defendants. EQUITY NO. EQCV023976 TO: THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS AND EACH AND ALL OF YOU, AND TO THE UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF THE TITLE TO THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE CAPTION WHICH IS, BY THIS REFERENCE, MADE A PART OF THIS ORIGINAL NOTICE. YOU AND EACH OF YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition of the above-named Plaintiff in the above-entitled action is now on file in the office of the Clerk the above-named Court which Petition asks no claim of personal judgment against you and the Petition alleges that the Plaintiff is the absolute owner in fee simple of the real estate described in the caption which description is by this reference made a part hereof. Said Defendants, or some of them as Plaintiff is credibly informed and believe, may make some claim to said property or some interest therein, adverse to the title of this Plaintiff, but Plaintiff alleges that any right, title, or interest that the said Defendants, or any of them may ever have had in or to the said real estate, or any part thereof, is junior and inferior to the title of the Plaintiff and is barred by the statute of limitations. The names and residences of the unknown Defendants and the unknown claimants and each and all of them are unknown to the

Plaintiff, and Plaintiff has sought diligently to learn the same. Plaintiff prays that the title to the real estate above described be quieted in it as against the adverse claims of each and all of the Defendants; that all of the said Defendants be forever barred and estopped from having or claiming any right, title, or interest in or to said real estate adverse to the Plaintiff herein; that Plaintiff be decreed to be the absolute owner in fee simple of said real estate; and that the Defendants be ordered to deliver immediate possession of said real estate to Plaintiff. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS, SEE THE PETITION ON FILE. Plaintiff, Apple Grove Investments, Inc. is represented by attorney James E. Nervig, Brick Gentry P.C., 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTFIED THAT UNLESS ON OR BEFORE THE 26th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013, you serve, and within a reasonable time thereafter file a written appearance, motion or answer in the Iowa District Court for Wright County, at the Wright County Courthouse in Clarion, Iowa, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition

CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT Wright County Courthouse 115 North Main Street Clarion, IA 50525

NOTE: The attorney who is expected to represent the Defendant in this matter should be promptly advised by the Defendant of the service of this Notice. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services in order to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call your district ADA coordinator at (515) 286-3394. (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TY at 1-800-735-2942). Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Nov. 14, Thursday, Nov. 21, and Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

Block 43, Lots 4, 5, and 6, as desc. 11-04-13 WD – Michael L. Ryerson to JJ Poultry Service LLC, 34-91-26, as desc. 11-04-13 Clerk of Court Speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over): Michael K. Martin of Alton, Ill., $20; Michael L. Thompson of Iowa Falls, $20; Speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over): Clark W. Remiger of Eagle Grove, $40; Belecia O. Seward of Fort Dodge, $40; Matthew H. Schwering of Fort Dodge, $40; Speeding 55 or under zone (11 thru 15 over): Victor A. RuizRamirez of Webster City, $120; James E. Plowman of Simi Valley, Calif., $80; Rodnet J. Alger of Estherville, $80; Speeding over 55 zone (1 thru 5 over): Heather J. Brabant of Zimmerman, Minn., $20; Speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over): Cecilia K. Toms of Greenville, Texas, $60; Casey D. Ricke of Fridley, Minn., $40; Courtney J. Lehrman of Altoona, $40; Steven R. White of Kansas City, Mo., $40; Speeding over 55 zone (11 thru 15 over): Gerald C. Richards of Blaine, Minn., $80; Danielle L. Lowe of Clive, $80; Joan T. Prenosil of Omaha, Neb., $80; Cassandra J. Butterbaugh of Eden Prairie, Minn., $80; Speeding over 55 zone (16 thru 20 over): David A. Roehr of Lincoln, Neb., $90; Speeding: Christian Bunk of Renwick, $40; Joshua J. Keehn of Latimer, $20; Violation - financial liability coverage: Loren A. Weister of Marshfield, Wisc., $375; Susan Charlson of Eagle Grove, $250;

No valid drivers license: Victor A. Ruiz-Ramirez of Webster City, $300; Operation by unqualified driver – medical card expired: Thomas N. Troutman of Spring Valley, Minn., $50; Failure to comply with safety reg. rules: Thomas N. Troutman of Spring Valley, Minn., $50; John C. Andrews of Belmond, $50;

Unsafe passing: Heath R. Church of Fort Dodge, $100; Operation without registration: Lyndsey M. Kalvig of Belmond, $50; Fail to use seatbelt: Glenella M. Kelly of Belmond, $50; Fail to obey traffic control device: Michael P. Goff of Overland Park, Kansas, $100; Craig L. Watne of Belmond, $100;

ORDINANCE NO. 550 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE DIVISION OF TAXES LEVIED ON PROPERTY IN THE 2013 ADDITION TO THE CLARION URBAN RENEWAL AREA, PURSUANT TO SECTION 403.19 OF THE CODE OF IOWA. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CLARION, IOWA Section 1. The purpose of this ordinance is to provide for the division of taxes levied on the taxable property in the 2013 Addition to the Clarion Urban Renewal Area, each year by and for the benefit of the state, city, county, school districts or other taxing districts after the effective date of this ordinance in order to create a special fund to pay the principal of and interest on loans, moneys advanced to or indebtedness, including bonds proposed to be issued to finance projects in the area. Section 2. For use within this ordinance the following terms shall have the following meanings: “City” shall mean the City o f Clarion, Iowa. County” shall mean Wright County, Iowa. “Urban Renewal Area Amendment” shall mean that portion of the property included in the 2013 Addition to the Clarion Urban Renewal Area, described as set out below, approved by the City Council by resolution adopted on the 4th of November, 2013: Certain real property in Clarion, Iowa more particularly described as follows: “Urban Renewal Area” shall mean the entirety of the Clarion Urban Renewal Area as amended from time to time. Section 3. After the effective date of this ordinance, the taxes levied on the taxable property in the Urban Renewal Area Amendment each year by and for the benefit of the State of Iowa, the County, the City and any school district or other taxing district in which the Urban Renewal Area Amendment is located, shall be divided as follows: (a) that portion of the taxes which would be produced by the rate at which the tax is levied each year by or for each of the taxing districts upon the total sum of the assessed value of the taxable property in the Urban Renewal Area

Amendment, as shown on the assessment roll as of January 1 of the calendar year preceding the first calendar year in which the County Board of Supervisors certifies to the County Auditor· the amount of loans, advances, indebtedness, or bonds payable from the special fund referred to in paragraph (b) below, shall be allocated to and when collected be paid into the fund for the respective taxing district as taxes by or for said taxing district into which all other property taxes are paid. For the purpose of allocating taxes levied by or for any taxing district which did not include the territory in the Urban Renewal Area Amendment on the effective date of this ordinance, but to which the territory has been annexed or otherwise included after the effective date, the assessment roll applicable to property in the annexed territory as of January 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of the ordinance which amends the plan for the Urban Renewal Area to include the annexed area, shall be used in determining the assessed valuation of the taxable property in the annexed area. (b) that portion o f the taxes each year in excess o f such amounts shall be allocated to and when collected be paid into a special fund of the City to pay the principal of and interest on loans, moneys advanced to or indebtedness, whether funded, refunded, assumed or otherwise, including bonds issued under the authority o f Section 403.9(1), o f the Code o f Iowa, incurred by the City to finance or refinance, in whole or in part, projects in the Urban Renewal Area, and to provide assistance for low and moderate-income family housing as provided in Section 403.22, except that taxes for the regular and voter-approved physical plant and equipment levy of a school district imposed pursuant to Section 298.2 of the Code of Iowa, and the school district instructional support levy pursuant to Section 292.2 and taxes for the payment of bonds and interest of each taxing district shall be collected against all taxable property within the taxing district without limitation by the provisions of this ordinance. Unless and until the total assessed valuation of the taxable property in the Urban Renewal Area Amendment exceeds the total assessed

Small Claims Midland Funding LLC vs. Chris M. Reyna, 714 N. Wright, Eagle Grove. Judgment for the plaintiff Nov. 1 by default in the amount of $624.87 plus interest at a rate of 2.12 percent per annum from Sept. 18 and court costs.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Ordinance No. 550

value of the taxable property in such area as shown by the assessment roll referred to in subsection (a) of this section, all o f the taxes levied and collected upon the taxable property in the Urban Renewal Area Amendment shall be paid into the funds for the respective taxing districts as taxes by or for said taxing districts in the same manner as all other property taxes. When such loans, advances, indebtedness, and bonds, if any, and interest thereon, have been paid, all money thereafter received from taxes upon the taxable property in the Urban Renewal Area Amendment shall be paid into the funds for the respective taxing districts in the same manner as taxes on all other property. (c) the portion of taxes mentioned in subsection (b) of this section and the special fund into which that portion shall be paid may be irrevocably pledged by the City for the payment of the principal and interest on loans, advances, bonds issued under the authority of Section 403.9(1) of the Code of Iowa, or indebtedness incurred by the City to finance or refinance in whole or in part projects in the Urban Renewal Area. (d) as used in this section, the’ word “taxes” includes, but is not limited to, all levies on an ad valorem basis upon land or real property. Section 4. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. Section 5. If any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. Section 6. This ordinance shall be effective after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. Passed and approved this 4th day of November, 2013. Mike Nail, Mayor ATTEST: Rochelle Pohlman, City Administrator Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013


DOWS CITY COUNCIL Unapproved Minutes NOVEMBER 4, 2013 The Dows City Council met on November 4, 2013 in regular session at 7:00 pm at Dows City Hall with the following present: Council Members Kracht, Lane, Gorder, Bosch, Lienemann and Mayor Klatt. Also present: City Maintenance Mike Schroeder, Police Chief Arlyn Miller. Motion by Lienemann, seconded by Lane to approve the minutes of the October 7, 2013 council meeting. Motion carried. All ayes. Motion by Kracht, seconded by Gorder to approve payment of the following bills: PUBLIC SAFETY 1. Wright County Communications $2,576.00 (police-Oct.,Nov, Dec. dues) 2. Electronic Engineering $40.00 (police-radio lease) 3. States Service $179.84 (police-radio lease) 4. Airgas $219.60 (ambulance-oxygen rental) 5. Franklin General Hospital $354.38 (ambulance-supplies) 6. Farmers Coop $17.20 (ambulance-fuel) 7. Iowa Workforce Development $32.44 (police3rd ¼ dues) 8. IRS $155.84 (police-September Federal tax, FICA-Medicare tax) 9. Treas. State of Iowa $102.00 (police-3rd ¼ state tax) 10. IPERS $172.14 (police-September IPERS) 11. Arlyn Miller $870.85 (police-insurance) 12. Arlyn Miller $863.63 (police-gross salary) 13. U.S. Cellular $42.55 (police-phone expense) CULTURE AND RECREATION 1. Nancy Plendl $464.00 (cemetery-gross salary) 2. Treas. State of Iowa $66.00 (library-3rd ¼ state tax) 3. IRS $178.28 (library-September Federal tax, FICA-Medicare tax) 4. Treas. State of Iowa $96.00 (pool-3rd ¼ sales tax) 5. IPERS $145.69 (library-September IPERS)

6. AFLAC $107.40 (library-insurance) 7. Iowa Workforce Development $76.35 (library, pool, cemetery-3rd ¼ dues) 8. Chase Credit Card $365.74 (library-books) 9. Mid America Books $196.30 (library-booksEnrich Iowa) 10. Penworthy $258.34 (library-books-Enrich Iowa) 11. Deb Olson $33.96 (library-dvd’s) 12. Deb Olson $1,287.00 (library-gross salary) 13. Deb Olson $53.02 (library-books) 14. Dows Pharmacy $22.34 (library-other supplies) 15. Deb Olson $39.60 (library-training) 16. Geri Pretlow $232.50 (library-gross salary) 17. Dows Library $22.85 (library-postage) 18. Copper Cupboard $423.56 (library-books) 19. Leland Wenzel $400.00 (pool, parks, cemetery-spraying) 20. Alliant Energy $296.37 (library, parks, poolelectric expense) 21. Brents Ag and Auto Repair $47.51 (cemetery-mower repairs) 22. Hampton Chronicle $50.00 (library-paper subscription) 23. Judy Kessell $80.00 (library-gross salary) 24. Center Point Large Print $44.34 (librarybooks) 25. Woolstock Telephone $26.95 (librarycomputer) 26. Windstream $55.71 (pool, library-phone expense) 27. Urness Hardware $146.88 (pool-supplies) GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1. Windstream $67.63 (city hall-phone expense) 2. Woolstock Telephone $28.45 (city hallinternet expense) 3. Muhlenbruch Insurance $20.00 (city hallinsurance expense) 4. Iowa Workforce Development $78.96 (city hall-3rd ¼ dues) 5. AFLAC $69.30 (city hall-insurance) 6. Jeanette Wenzel $1,485.46 (city hall-gross salary) 7. IPERS $436.81 (city hall-September IPERS) 8. IRS $755.12 (city hall-September Federal

tax, FICA-Medicare tax) 9. Jeanette Wenzel $1,485.46 (city hall-gross salary) 10. Treas. State of Iowa $384.00 (city hall-3rd ¼ state tax) PUBLIC WORKS 1. Mike Schroeder $1,468.07 (road use-gross salary) 2. Treas. State of Iowa $83.00 (road use-3rd ¼ state tax) 3. IRS $145.54 (road use-September Federal, FICA-Medicare tax) 4. IPERS $131.52 (road use-September IPERS) 5. Nancy Plendl $640.00 (road use-gross salary) 6. AFLAC $152.76 (road use-insurance expense) 7. Midwest Wheel Co. $196.54 (road usesupplies) 8. Iowa Workforce Development $32.45 (road use-3rd ¼ dues) 9. Alliant Energy $1,338.80 (road use-street lights, shop electric) 10. U.S. Cellular $42.56 (road use-phone expense) 11. Farmers Coop $231.78 (road use-fuel) 12. Aspen Tree Service $65.00 (road use-tree trimming) 13. Martin Marietta $172.91 (road use-rock) 14. Pavement Doctor $1,138.50 (road usestreet repair) 15. Arnold Motors $280.02 (road use-repairs) 16. Mosquito Control of Iowa $2,775.00 (road use-mosquito control) 17. States Service $225.09 (road use-fuel) 18. Wright County Landfill $3,362.50 (road uselandfill dues Oct. Nov., Dec.) 19. IDALS $15.00 (road use-spraying license) 20. Weidemann Inc. $500.00 (road use-hauling street sweeper) BUSINESS ACTIVITIES 1. Iowa One Call $20.70 (water-locates) 2. Windstream $275.26 (water and wastewaterphone expense) 3. Layne Christensen Co. $1,172.75 (water-

repairs) 4. North Star Pump $525.00 (wastewaterrepairs) 5. Buck’s Card Shoppe$10.98 (water-shipping fees) 6. ACCO $307.80 (water-chemcials) 7. Ag Source Labs $577.20 (wastewatertesting) 8. Alliant Energy $1,877.41 (water and wastewater-electric expense) 9. Iowa Workforce Development $82.00 (wastewater-3rd ¼ dues) 10. AFLAC $39.52 (wastewater-insurance expense) 11. Mike Schroeder $1,251.47 (wastewatergross salary) 12. Treas. State of Iowa $738.00 (water-3rd ¼ sales tax) 13. IPERS $428.84 (wastewater-September IPERS) 14. IRS $695.92 (wastewater-September Federal tax, FICA-Medicare tax) 15. Treas. State of Iowa $395.00 (wastewater3rd ¼ state tax) 16. Dows Post Office $95.50 (water-postage) Motion carried. All ayes. No public comments were heard. Motion by Bosch, seconded by Lane to approve the September 2013 Clerk’s report. Motion carried. All ayes. Revenues for September 2013-$51,770.93. Expenses for September 2013-$34,422.96. Motion by Lienemann, seconded Gorder to approve wine permit renewals for Dows Depot Welcome Center and Dows Mercantile. Motion carried. All ayes. Motion by Lienemann, seconded by Kracht to approve a building permit for Robert Waters for a 10’ x 12’ building. Motion carried. All ayes. There being no further business Mayor Klatt declared the meeting adjourned. Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE City of Clarion

City of Clarion Unapproved Minutes Monday, November 4, 2013 The Clarion City Council met in regular session on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm, Mayor Mike Nail presiding with Council persons Steve Evans, Duane Asbe and Kirk Rier present. Also present were City Administrator Rochelle Pohlman, Chief of Police Steve Hennigar and DPW Jon DeVries. Mayor Nail asked the Council if anyone had a conflict with any agenda items, none reported. Motion Evans seconded Rier to approve the minutes of October 21, 2013 as written, ayes all carried. Motion Rier seconded Asbe to approve the financial claims as presented, ayes all carried. Nancy Nail, Clarion Public Library Director was present to give an update on the activities at the Library over the past year. The Clarion Public Library received Accreditation Level III from the State Library which is the highest level available for funding. 48,470 patrons visited the library within the last year. Cindy Riley was also introduced as one of the new Board members. 5:15 pm Motion Evans seconded Asbe to open a Public Hearing on Proposed CDBG Grant Application for repairs to the Sanitary Sewer System, ayes all, there were no written or oral comments received. Tom Madden of Yaggy Colby presented the council with a Facility Plan for Inflow & Infiltration Reduction cost estimate for the slip-lining project is $583,800. Kathy Showalter of Planscape Partners presented the council the CDBG application requesting $291,900 for eligible activities through CDBG Water/Sewer Fund from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. At the public hearing on the CBDG application, a map of the area where improvements will be made was displayed and these topics were covered at length. • For many years the city has identified the need to improve, rehabilitate and repair its sanitary sewer collection system but hasn’t had the funds to make all the needed improvements. This targeted portion of the city has had problems with sanitary sewer back-ups in basements because of Infiltration and Inflow (I&I) problems. Larger storm sewer pipes have been installed in this area. • The engineer’s report found that slip lining sanitary sewer mains and repairing man holes was the most cost effective solution to fix I/I problems. • The engineer’s estimate cost estimate for the rehabilitation is $583,800 and the city intends to fund half the project costs of approximately $291,900 with revenue bonds and apply for a CDBG grant (which is federal funds) of $291,900. • The CBDG application will be submitted on or before the November 13, 2013 deadline. • The City conducted a house to house

survey of all 241 households in the targeted benefitted area of the south portion of Clarion. A map of the targeted area was shown at the public hearing. In that area the survey found that more than 70% of the persons returning surveys identified themselves as low and moderate income (LMI) so 70 % of the federal funds or $204,330 will benefit LMI households. • There is strong supported for this sanitary sewer project. • The project will not displace people. • The project was discussed with IDNR on 11/5/13 for the initial meeting. Motion Asbe seconded Rier to close the Public Hearing, ayes all carried. Kathy Showalter of Planscape Partners reviewed the City of Clarion Community Development and Housing needs assessment plan with the council. Motion Rier seconded Evans to approve Resolution #13-49 approving submission of a 2014 CDBG Water/Sewer Fund Application to improve, rehabilitate and repair tis sanitary sewer collection system, roll call Asbe, aye; Rier, aye; Evans, aye; carried. 5:20 pm Motion Evans seconded Rier to open a Public Hearing on the Designation of Expanded Urban Renewal Area and Proposed Urban Renewal Plan, no written or oral comments were received. City Administrator Pohlman informed the council that the Clarion Planning and Zoning me on October 28, 2013 and recommend the Clarion City Council approve the proposed plan. Ron Fiscus of Planscape Partners explained the two parcels of land to be included are properties east and south of the Clarion High School and properties owned by Pritchard’s. Motion Rier seconded Asbe to close the public hearing, ayes all carried. Motion Evans seconded Asbe to approve Resolution #13-50 approving the 2013 Urban Renewal Plan Amendments for the Clarion Urban Renewal Area, roll call Rier, aye; Evans, aye; Asbe, aye; carried. Motion Rier seconded Asbe to approve the 1st Reading of Ordinance #560 Providing for the Division of taxes levied on property in the 2013 Addition to the Clarion Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa, roll call vote Evans, aye; Asbe, aye; Rier, aye; carried. Motion Rier seconded Evans to waive the 2nd and 3rd readings of Ordinance #560, roll call vote Asbe, aye; Rier, aye; Evans, aye; carried. Motion Rier seconded Asbe to Adopt Ordinance #560, roll call vote Rier, aye; Asbe, aye; Evans, aye; carried. Motion Evans seconded Rier to approve Resolution #13-51 to invite Proposals for Redevelopment of certain property in the City of Clarion South and East of the intersection of 11th Street N.E. and Willow Drive in Northeast

Clarion, roll call vote Asbe, aye; Rier, aye; Evans, aye; carried. Motion Evans seconded Rier to approve a Tax Abatement request from Todd Studer and authorize the City Administrator to file application with the Wright County Assessor, ayes all carried. City Administrator Pohlman informed the council a Rental Housing Inspector is still need to inspect the homes of registered rental properties in Clarion, the Mayor suggested the Public Safety committee meet to put together an inspection checklist and look for a suitable inspector. Motion Asbe seconded Rier to approve a Class LE liquor license renewal to Casey’s General Store, ayes all. Motion Evans seconded Asbe to adjourn, ayes all carried. Rochelle E. Pohlman, City Administrator Mike Nail, Mayor City of Clarion Financial Claims 10-25-2013 - 11-01-2013 AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL WIRE & NOZZLE ............................$123.00 BROWN SUPPLY CO GUTTER BROOM ...........................$908.45 CLARION CHAMBER & DEVELOPMENT MEMBER CELEBRATION REGISTRATION . ..............................$60.00 CITY OF CLARION - clothing/misc .......$25.00 CLARION WTR SWR METER FEE/LIB ............................$404.12 FST CT NL BANK - loan pymnt ...........$415.00 GENERAL TRAFFIC CONTROLS - LOOP SPLICE/BATTERY ..........................$590.13 GOLDFIELD ACCESS NETWORK OCT-NOV19 ................................$1,079.00 HACH COMPANY RUST REMOVER ..........................$177.07 HANSON SONS TIRE SERVIC TIRE REPAIR .................................$224.85 HOLIDAY INN - IMFOA MTG 2013 .....$199.32 LARRY PUMP CPA 2013 FYE 13 AUDIT . ...................$8,500.00 MARTIN MARIETTA - ROCK ..............$293.30 NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE NEW YORK LIFE 2 ..........................$53.73 POHLMAN SHELLEY - MILEAGE/MEETING REIMB/CL ALLOWANCE.................$313.00 QUILL CORPORATION OFFICE SUPPLIES ........................$545.03 SPENCER STEEL LLC PLATE/CUTTING ............................$399.06 UNITED STATES POST OFFICE NOV WATER BILLS ........................$279.04 URNESS HARDWARE - SUPPLIES . .$404.60 WELLS FARGO REMITTANCE CE SEPT MEETING EXPENSES .........$297.62 WRIGHT MATERIALS CO - ROCK . ...$357.78 IPERS - IPERS . ...............................$4,999.05 FED FICA - FED/FICA TAX ..............$7,850.17 TREASURER STATE OF IOWA -

STATE TAX . ................................$1,339.00 PLANSCAPE PARTNERS URBAN RENEW AMEND ...........$5,294.30 CASADY BROS IMPLEMENT ANTENNA NEW HOLLAND ..............$27.75 LAYNE CHRISTENSEN WELL INSPECTION . .....................$552.79 CLARION HEALTH IN - HEALTH INS PAYROLL DEDUCTION ..................$538.98 BELTECH SOLUTIONS INC COMPUTER NETWORK .............$1,344.50 MEDIACOM - SEPT INTERNET SERVICE . ....................$109.95 FCNB - EMPLOYEE ORG FE ...............$10.00 PRAIRE ENERGY - REVOLVING LOAN PYMT AQUATIC CENTER ........$25,000.00 CLARION VISION IN AVESIS VISION . ............................$110.38 COLLECTION SERVICES CENTER PAYROLL DEDUCTION...................$439.58 AFLAC INSURANCE - AFLAC ..............$51.06 HEIMAN FIRE EQUIP FIRE BOOTS ...............................$1,775.03 THE LINCOLN NAT LIFE INS NOV PREMIUM ...........................$1,616.78 BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORP - LEASE SOFTWARE/PUMP 10-11/13 . ........$252.80 ADMINI TRUST - NOV 13 HEALTH PREMIUM ..................$20,375.00 MOBILE LOCKSMITH CO. SERVICE...........................................$93.00 TRCA, TRISHA - CLOTHING ALLOWANCE REIMB.........................$30.00 EDWARD R JONES PAYROLL DEDUCTION...................$100.00 IA DEPT OF REVENUE - WAGE LEVY PAYROLL DEDUCTION ....................$50.00 FARM & HOME PUBLISHERS FIRE MAPS .......................................$95.00 STUHR, DALE - METER REFUND .......$25.09 KESLER, MELISSA METER REFUND . ...........................$64.72 HADSALL, MATT - METER REFUND . .$46.77 BERRY, MARGIE - METER REFUND . .$10.93 TOTAL AP CLAIMS ........................$87,851.73 PAYROLL CHECKS - PAYROLL CHECKS ON 10/25/2013 ...........$22,106.12 CLAIMS TOTAL ............................$109,957.85 GENERAL FUND ...........................$35,321.88 TRANSIT FUND ..................................$292.10 ROAD USE FUND . ..........................$3,742.82 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND FUND ..............................$11,532.71 TIF FUND .......................................$28,116.30 CDBG PROJECT FUND ..................$2,178.00 WATER FUND ..................................$7,172.39 SEWER FUND ...............................$21,229.66 LANDFILL FUND . ...............................$371.99 ..................................................$109,957.85 Published in the Wright County Monitor on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

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Clarion High School graduate to hold book signing Clarion High School Graduate and author Len Froyen will be holding a book signing at Fuel on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to publicize his newly-released book, Gratitude: Affirming One Another Through Stories. Clarion is the centerpiece of three of the book’s chapters. Froyen discusses building friendships when his family moved to Clarion in 1950. Froyen reminisces about

how he learned to fry and glaze donuts in Froyen’s Bakery, which was located in the same building that Fuel is operating out of today. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Come to Fuel and celebrate some of his personal history, extend the conversation of former days, by connecting with his gratitude affirming stories of growing up in Clarion

Clarion Police Log

Humboldt man dies in tree-trimming accident

Sayer earns masters degree Kelly Sayer recently acquired his Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Kelly is a Substance Abuse Counselor at Community and Family Resources, a local provider of substance abuse and problem gambling treatment and prevention services. Kelly is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He is currently serving the Webster City and Clarion areas. For more information, please visit

Kelly Sayer

Friday, Oct. 25 10:07 a.m. - Received a complaint about a car parked in a handicapped zone. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle. 1:15 p.m. - Received a call from the Catholic church, saying there was a squirrel trapped inside the building. The officer set a live trap in the basement. 3:24 p.m. - Gave a verbal warning for careless driving. 5:30 p.m. - Found some people drinking on the curb by the street. The officer told them to move inside. 10:53 p.m. - Ran radar. Saturday, Oct. 26 12:06 a.m. - Gave a citation for speeding. 11:34 a.m. - Picked up the live trap from the Catholic church. 12:02 p.m. - Responded to an accident on Highway 3. One of the drivers was cited for no driver’s license and fraudulent registration. 3:11 p.m. - Responded to an alarm at the high school. The building was secure. Sunday, Oct. 27 12:53 a.m. - Patrolled the auto dealerships, the schools, the football fiend, and the pool. Monday, Oct. 28 8:28 p.m. - Gave a warning for

speeding. 9:42 p.m. - Gave a warning for speeding 10:15 p.m. - Gave a warning for driving with a headlight out. 11:45 p.m. - Responded to an accident. Someone had knocked over a mailbox. Tuesday, Oct. 29 2:30 p.m. - Gave a verbal warning for burning leaves. 5:19 p.m. - Investigated a possible burning violation. 7:29 p.m. - Gave a warning for failure to obey a stop sign. 8:18 p.m. - Gave a citation for speeding. 10:13 p.m. - Gave a warning for driving without headlights. Wednesday, Oct. 30 12:09 a.m. - Investigated a person suspected of driving with a revoked or suspended license. The officer performed a traffic stop, which led to a chase. 6:20 a.m. - Patrolled and ran radar. 6:26 a.m. - Gave a citation to a semi parked in a no-parking zone. 7:36 a.m. - Gave a verbal warning for speeding. 3:51 p.m. - Dealt with a subject at the Sheriff’s Office who wanted to speak to an officer. Thursday, Oct. 31

12:17 p.m. - Patrolled the town. 3:26 p.m. - Gave a warning for failure to obey a stop sign. 7:04 p.m. - Gave a warning for speeding. 8:35 p.m. - Ran radar. Friday, Nov. 1 9:38 a.m. - Performed a civil stand-by during a vehicle repossession. 3:05 p.m. - Patrolled and ran radar. 3:28 p.m. - Gave a verbal warning for speeding. 3:54 p.m. - A person called to say that kids were playing football in their yard. The officer spoke with the kids and they agreed to go to the playground. 4:50 p.m. - Followed up on a possible theft of service from the Wright County Monitor. 5:23 p.m. - Investigated a harassment allegation. 9:38 p.m. - Gave a warning for reckless driving. 11:30 p.m. - Investigated a suspicious vehicle. Saturday, Nov. 2 3:16 p.m. - Gave a warning for speeding. 3:31 p.m. - Gave a warning for speeding. 6:08 p.m. - Investigated a theft case.

10:10 p.m. - Gave a verbal warning for failure to obey a stop sign. 10:35 p.m. - Received a complaint from a man who found a crack in his windshield. The man believes the crack was caused by a pellet gun shot. 10:55 p.m. - Patrolled town. Sunday, Nov. 3 1:14 a.m. - Performed a walkthrough at Little Willie’s. 1:18 a.m. - Patrolled the business district and checked doors. 11:13 a.m. - Received a report of a stolen bike. Monday, Nov. 4 9:23 a.m. - Found the bike and returned it. 2:06 a.m. - Responded to an accident at Casey’s. A truck struck the building and the gas pumps. 4:45 p.m. - Gave a warning for burning leaves. 5:00 p.m. - Investigated a fire. It was a controlled burn. 6:32 p.m. - Investigated a hit-andrun at the Methodist church. Tuesday, Nov. 5 3:56 a.m. - Assisted the Sheriff’s Office in transporting an inmate to the Wright Medical Center. Wednesday, Nov. 6 1:00 a.m. - Patrolled the town and checked buildings.

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City. The defendant pled guilty Nov. 1 to driving while barred and was fined $625 plus the 35 percent statutory surcharge, court appointed attorney fees, restitution to be determined at a later date, court costs, and 60 days in the county jail with all but 6 days of the jail sentence suspended in lieu of two years probation to the Department of Correctional Services and credit for time served. This sentence is the result of an incident July 4 investigated by the Belmond Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Christina Zinn, 303 W. Train Street, Dows. The defendant pled guilty to the amended charge of harassment in the third degree on Nov. 1. The original charge was domestic abuse assault – third of subsequent offense. She was sentenced Nov. 4o to 30 days in the county jail with all the days suspended in lieu of one year probation to the county sheriff, court costs and the no contact order was terminated. This sentence is the result of an incident Aug. 22 investigated by the Dows Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Candace Humphrey, 606 4th Street, Clarion. The defendant pled guilty Nov. 6 to assault. She was sentenced Nov. 7 to a $100 fine plus 35 percent statutory surcharge and court costs. This sentence is the result of an incident Oct. 10 investigated by the Clarion Police Department. City of Eagle Grove vs. Michael J. Snyder, 602 N. Lincoln, Eagle Grove. The defendant pled guilty Nov. 6 to dog at large and was fined $65 plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge and court costs. This sen-

tence is the result of an incident Oct. 17 investigated by the Eagle Grove Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Leslie J. Stoffer, 1007 5th Ave. NE, Belmond. The defendant pled guilty Nov. 7 to unlawful passing of school bus and was fined $100 plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge and court costs. This sentence is the result of an incident Oct. 24 investigated by the Belmond Police Department. City of Eagle Grove vs. Dorlan E. Olson Jr., 512 Nickellane Ave., Eagle Grove. The defendant pled guilty Nov. 7 to dog at large and was fined $65 plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge and court costs. This sentence is the result of an incident Oct. 21 investigated by the Eagle Grove Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Martin Martinez, 506 E. Train Street, Dows. The defendant pled guilty Nov. 6 to driving while barred – habitual offender and was sentenced to a fine of $625 plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge, court appointed attorney fees, court costs, restitution to be determines, and 45 days in the county jail with credit for time served. Count one of operating while intoxicated was dismissed. The sentence is result of an incident Sept. 19 investigated by the sheriff’s department. State of Iowa vs. Randal L. Arne, 721 NE 4th Street, Eagle Grove. The defendant pled guilty Nov. 1 to operating while intoxicated and was fined $1,250 plus the statutory 35 percent surcharge, $10 DARE surcharge, restitution to be determined, court costs, 2 days in the county jail, must complete and follow all recommen-

dation of a substance abuse evaluation, and must complete Drinking Driver’s School. This sentence is the result of an incident Sept. 10 investigated by the county sheriff’s department.

The CBE Group, Inc., Cedar Falls, vs. Bruce A. Wyatt, 201 S. Iowa, Eagle Grove. Judgment for the plaintiff Nov. 4 by default in the amount of $1,976.80 plus interest at a rate of 2.12 percent per annum from Oct. 1 and court costs. Cach, LLC Assignee of Bank of America, Cedar Rapids vs. Jolene C. Anderson, 519 4th Street NW, Clarion. Judgment for the plaintiff Nov. 4 by default in the amount of $1,540.82 plus interest at a rate of 2.12 percent per annum from Oct. 1 and court costs. Hauge Associates, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD vs. Nicole M. Withers, 2056 330th Street, Woolstock. Judgment for the plaintiff Nov. 4 by default in the amount of $816.34 plus interest at a rate of 2.12 percent per annum from Oct. 8 and court costs. Hauge Associates, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD vs. Brittany D. Redenius, 1785 170th Street, Clarion. Case was dismissed Nov. 7 without prejudice. Case was originally filed Oct. 17. Kelly O. Amonson, 3043 Hancock Ave., Woolstock, vs. Kevin C. Hinkel, 602 N. Lincoln Ave., Eagle Grove. Eviction judgment for the plaintiff on Nov. 7, court costs were assessed to the defendant. District Court The court handled two probation violation cases. The court issued one arrest warrant. State of Iowa vs. Taralyne J. Johnson, 222 1/2 4th Street NE, Mason

Sheriff’s Department *Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and any defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Oct. 26 – 4:50 a.m. - Nick Rodriguez of Weslaco, Texas was driving a 2001 Chrysler 300M owned by Oscar Rodriguez of Belmond on Highway 69 and R-59 near 245th Street when two deer ran out in the road, he hit the brakes and served to avoid them. The vehicle entered the ditch and struck the driveway at 2451 Highway 69 and went air born landing in the ditch, then struck utility pole. Drover admitted to drinking and is under age 21. Damage to the utility pole owned by MidAmerican Energy was estimated at $500. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,500. The car was towed by a private company. Rodriguez was cited for failure to maintain control. Oct 9 – Assisted with a wellbeing check in Fort Dodge. Oct. 19 – 3:00 a.m. – Shelby L. Tait-Staley of Eagle Grove was arrested and charged with domestic assault for an incident in the 1800 block of 250th Street. Oct. 12 – 8:25 p.m. – Calan L. White of Eagle Grove was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of alcohol under age.

Brian Lee Helmers, a Humboldt man who ran Maxx Tree Service, died in an accident in Eagle Grove on Thursday, Oct. 31, shortly after 2 pm. Helmers was trimming a tree in Eagle Grove at the time of the accident. He was in a man lift, extended to a height of about 60 feet, with the trunk of an ash tree connected to the boom of the lift with the cable. Helmers had been using the man lift to put logs in the back of his truck. Helmers gave the word to two workers on the ground to cut the trunk down. When they did, the weight of the 12-foot long by 4-foot wide log catapulted Helmers roughly 20 feet above the

lift platform. Helmers fell, struck the boom, and held on. Before the two workers on the ground could reach the controls to lower the lift, Helmers fell to the ground. Eagle Grove Police Officer Wayne Boyd was the first on the scene, and he determined that Helmers was dead on impact. When Boyd arrived, the log was still hanging from the man lift. Boyd believed that the scene was unsafe because of the log, and tried to keep the crowd that had assembled away from the scene. Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jeremy Hogrefe happened to be passing through, and stopped to assist Boyd.

2013 city election results By: Clae Goater 2013 was an interesting year for city elections in Wright County, with many contested races. Here are this year’s unofficial election results for Wright County communities. The winners will begins their terms on January 1, 2014. Belmond Mayoral incumbent Al Mattison ran unopposed, taking 202 out of a total 205 votes. For city council, Jenna German, Harlan Tulp, and write-in candidate Rex Peterson won seats. They got 101, 174, and 116 votes respectively. Nathan Dippel received 80 votes and write-in candidate John Cole received 71 votes, with 16 other votes going to miscellaneous writein candidates. Frank Beminio and Terri Havens were elected hospital trustees, with 190 and 190 votes respectively. Write-in candidate Charlene Sorum was elected park trustee with 13 votes, beating fellow write-in Earl Kalkwarf by a single vote. Twenty-nine votes went to miscellaneous write-in candidates. Clarion Mayoral incumbent Mike Nail ran unopposed, taking 258 out of a total 263 votes. Duane Asbe, Dave Maxheimer, and Barbara Mussman were elected to the city council. They had 210, 168, and 229 votes respectively. Randall Davenport received 37 votes, Nancy Duitscher received 107, and Terry Hilpipre received 67. Four votes went to write-in candidates. Dows Mayoral incumbent Larry Klatt ran unopposed, taking 46 out of a total 47 votes. Judy Gorder, Donald Lane, and Loren D. Lienemann won council seats. They received 36, 44, and 43 votes respectively. Josh Reece received 15 votes. Eagle Grove Sandra McGrath won the mayoral seat with 231 votes, beating Tony Axtell’s 184 and incumbent Darrell Determann’s 180. Four votes went to write-in candidates.

Todd Swalin ran unopposed for an at-large seat, receiving 520 votes. Eleven votes went to write-in candidates. Kendall Johnson ran unopposed for the Ward #2 seat, taking all 133 Ward #2 votes. Wally Lorenzen beat Kevin Cahalan, 96 to 50, for the Ward #4 Seat. No write-in votes were cast. The public approved the 27-cent library levy, 384 to 186. Woolstock Conrad Grunwald was elected mayor with 28 votes. Bart Green received six votes, Bruce Rholl received two, Troy Kastler received two, with 11 more going to various other write-in candidates. Ginevra Letts, Sandy Malaise, and Nelson Eddy Mathiesen won council seats. They received 36, 48, and 32 votes respectively. Gerri Fortune received 22 votes, and Lucinda Stone Stewart received 25. Galt Robert L. Miller ran unopposed for mayor, taking 10 out of 11 votes. Steven Chambers, John H. Leist, Anthony Miller, Deanna Miller, and Joshua A. Weiss all won council seats. They had 12, 13, 12, 11, and 12 votes respectively. Three votes went to write-in candidates. Goldfield Mayoral incumbent Tom Stevenson ran unopposed, taking 109 out of 119 votes. Kevin Reed, Duane Sampson, and Marilyn Jill Sorensen won council seats. They had 78, 97, and 63 votes respectively. Carmen Stephens Jones received 45 votes, Greg Soenen received 57, and J. Steve Whyte received 48. Rowan Ronnie Bailey was elected mayor with 31 out of 34 votes. Dale Hollman was elected to the city council with 30 votes, Brady Winter was elected with 32, and Virgil Park was elected with 35. There was a single write-in vote. Voters also approved to reduce the size of Rowan Library’s board of trustees from five to three. The public measure passed 23 to eight.

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Monitor Memories

Remembering our loved ones....

Robert J. Bateman

Robert J. Bateman, 74, of Williams passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at his home in Williams. Visitation was held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Clarion Church of Christ and continues one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Funeral services for Robert Bateman were held Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at the Clarion Church of Christ, 420 North Main Street in Clarion with Pastor Warren Curry and Pastor Bob Henkelman officiating. Robert Jackson Bateman was born September 16, 1939 to Carlos and Birdie Mae (Eaves) Bateman in Shuqualak, Mississippi. Robert began his lifelong career as an over-the-road truck driver at the age of 17, which lasted 42 years. During his time on the road Robert amassed 4,000,000 Safe Driving Miles as Company driver with Consolidated Freight Ways, Roadway, Dart and several others, including time spent in Saudi Arabia as a civilian contractor. He owned and operated his own trucks

and trucking company and as an accomplished driver he shared his knowledge by teaching others to drive and operate a semi carefully and skillfully. Robert was united in marriage with Cheryl LaRue in 1982 in Laurel, Mississippi and the couple made their home in several states over the years. In October of 2011, the couple moved to Williams, where they currently reside. Robert enjoyed drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and listening to country music. He was a genuine cowboy, having never been known to wear anything other than western shirts, blue jeans, cowboy boots and a Stetson cowboy hat. He loved watching classic western movies, keeping up with the news and politics. Robert was stubborn, determined, strong-willed and opinionated, gruff on the outside but had a very loving and generous heart. He loved his children and grandchildren and would do almost anything for them at any time. Robert is survived by his wife, Cheryl Bateman of Williams; children Michele (Gary) Mack of Webster City, Brian (Jeannie) Bateman of Watertown, Wisconsin, Kris (Nick) Rexroat of Webster City, Rochelle (Brett) Drews of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Greg (Dawn) Obrecht of Webster City; 17 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren; a brother Gullye (Vera) Bateman of Melbourne, Florida; along with numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Joyce Permenter, a brother Curtis Bateman, and two sisters and one brother in infancy. Ewing Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Jeanice June Cuppett

Jeanice June Cuppett, the daughter of David Lee and Laura Ann (Fanselow) Cuppett, was born May 3, 1922, in Dows, Iowa. She was raised in the area of her birth and home schooled by her mother. Jeanice lived most of her life in Dows until moving to Eagle Grove in 1982. In July of 1996, she moved to the care center in Clarion where she was currently living. Jeanice always attended church and was known for her smile. She enjoyed playing games- especially Chinese checkers and muggins, was a huge Chicago Cubs fan and loved her canaries. Morgan Methodist Church celebrated “Jeanice Days” where she would display and sell her fancy work. Jeanice passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013, at Clarion Wellness and Rehab at the age of 91

years. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul; a niece, Bernice Thurmond and a greatniece, Morgan Dickersen. Survivors include her twin sister, Jeanette Thurmond of Eagle Grove; nieces and nephews, Raymond (Linda) Thurmond and family, Dennis Thurmond and family, Janis (Jerry) Zatloukal and family, Debra (Steve) Webb and family and special friend, Raynee Delano. Funeral services were held Friday, November 8, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove with Pastor Mike Agnew officiating. Burial was in Morgan Township Cemetery near Dows. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. Foust Funeral Home of Eagle Grove was in charge of arrangements.

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Lorraine L. Huffman Crystal Lake, IL—Lorraine L. Huffman, 91, of Crystal Lake, IL passed away November 5, 2013 at Fair Oaks Health Care Center. She was born February 27, 1922 in Minot, North Dakota to Ole Neil and Crystal (Mowers) Landsverk. Lorraine was an only child raised in “big sky” country by loving parents. On September 26, 1942 she eloped to Sidney, Montana, marrying George Wallen Huffman. Lorraine, George and their children settled in Crystal Lake in 1957, where she lived most of her adult life. Lorraine loved making Crystal Lake her home. Most recently she resided at The Fountains, where she greatly enjoyed her fellow residents, the staff and activities. Lorraine taught biology, and later, for many years, found substituteteaching to be her delight. She eventually retired as a librarian from Crystal Lake South High School. Lorraine actively volunteered in many church and community activities. She was a member of PEO Chapter LD. Lorraine was a Stephen Minister. Lorraine enjoyed traveling, exploring many parts of the world with George. She was a life long learner, enjoying reading, lectures, book reviews, and bible studies. Lorraine also enjoyed socializing, bridge, Sunday drives, bird watching, theatre, concerts, and her church family. Most of all she had a

deep faith in Jesus and an undying love for her family. She is survived by her children, Peyton (Kitty Wright) Huffman, Ron (Betty) Huffman, and Krista Huffman; her grandchildren, Heather (David Bratcher) Huffman, Lori (Brian) Chrisman, Bret (Katherine) Corbin, and Todd Hilton; her greatgrandchildren, Garrett, Collin, Taylor Ann, and Dean; and a cousin, Kirk (Hillary) Steinhaus. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8pm on Friday, November 15 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The service will be at 11am on Saturday, November 16 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 485 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. Interment will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ or to the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. For information call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at www.

1978 and 1943

35 Years Ago November 16, 1978 A front page photo showed the school doors with a note which read “No School Today, Students Stay Out.” The caption read “The schools were indeed closed Monday due to the water damage at the high school. Twelve or more custodians and teachers worked shifts around the clock sweeping up the water and cleaning up fallen ceiling, tile and moving classroom furniture out of the water. Students were admitted back to classes on Tuesday.” The parking ordinance for parking on Main Street from the railroad tracks in south Clarion to the Library corner in the North is being changed. Longer than two hours parking is no longer a misdemeanor requiring appearance in magistrate court with a penalty of up to $100 fine or 30 days in jail. Instead a small fine will be payable at city hall. During the past month 20 warning tickets have been issued on the two hour parking limit, but after the ordinance is revised, citations will be issued. The cast and crew of the fall play, “No More Homework” chose Sara Draheim as outstanding actress. Lori Dorris and Clark Holthaus were named outstanding crew members to receive the Harry Gamble Silver Dollar Award. The names of these students will ne engraved on a plaque as in previous years.

70 Yeas Ago November 18, 1943 Mrs. Marvyn Doherty, who is at present visiting her husband at Fort Miles, Del., received word last week that her brother, Pvt. Roger Strom, has been wounded in action in Sicily. On October 9 he was awarded the Purple Heart. Formal presentation was made by his colonel. The letter stated that he had received shrapnel wounds in his leg, but is now out of the hospital. An ad on page three read as follows: “The Winner of Wright County’s Official 10 acre yield contest used Hagie’s! Further demonstrating that Hagie’s Hybrids lead the field for performance is the fact that two of the top four winners used Hagie’s to obtain their 100 bushel yield! Order your supply of ‘Haige’s 100-bushel corn’ while there is still a small amount available!” Duane C. Young, who for the past dew months has acted as auditor on the Alaska highway for Sorenson and Volden near Ft. St. John, British Columbia, completed his work there November first. He has accepted a position as senior clerk in the Claims and Auditing department with the firm of Betchell, Price and Callahan in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and began his new duties November 8.

November Wright County Adult Lucy Standish Newcastle Health Clinic Daughters of the American Adult Health Clinics are available They will trim nails at foot clinics, Revolution hold November meeting to any person in Wright County, ages but you need to bring your own Respectfully submitted, Iris Eriksen, Reporting Secretary

The Lucy Standish Newcastle Daughters of the American Revolution met Thursday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 at the Dows Senior Citizen Building. Hostess, Iris Eriksen. The meeting was called to order by Regent, Dalene Schlitter, followed by the invocation by Chaplain, Jan Essig. The Daughters recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and the American’s Creed in unison. Ten members answered Roll Call with 85 volunteer hours reported for the month of October. The Minutes of the October meeting were read and approved. The Treasurers Report was given by Beth Menges. All yearly dues have been collected, excepting for one member, Kama Sue Larson Small, who has resigned. The Registrar, Lois Lesher reported on her resignation. Articles for the Veterans Hospital at Marshalltown were collected. It was approved by Chapter Members to donate $25 to be taken by Treasurer Menges along with the other gifts. Paper-back books were also donated to be delivered by the Highway Patrol to Iowa Prisons. Vice Regent Trudy Larson read the President Generals Report from the DAR Magazine. Historical

Interpreters were commended for their work in the museum on interesting facts, such as the Revolutionary War Spy Network, the Creek War, and the Trail of Tears. The National Defense Report was given by Iris Eriksen on the military testing of newer, bigger, unmanned helicopters, their capabilities and costs. Lois Lesher reported on ISU Extension leaflets on Gardening, Anything you want to Know about. Jan Essig reported on Constitution Minutes. Reminding us that there is no mention in the Constitution of Education, that being the right of the States. Regent Schlitter reported on the Genealogy information available on line being more accessible than before. The December, Christmas, meeting will be held at the Meadows at Clarion, Beth Menges and Lois Lesher to hostess. The meeting closed with the Daughters Pledge. The Program was given by Iris Eriksen on the Wampanaog tribe, their Sachem Massasoit, and their influence on the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving.

50 or older. Clinics have been scheduled as follows: Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Belmond Community Apartments from 8:30 to 11 a.m. This will be a blood pressure and foot clinic. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Dows Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. This will be a blood pressure and foot clinic. Please note the Dows clinic has had a date change.

clippers and files. The suggested donation for foot care is $10.00. Partial assessments include blood sugars, blood counts, urine tests, screenings and education. Wellness lab profiles are available for a fee. Please come to the clinic fasting if you would like lab work. Anyone desiring information regarding Senior Health Clinics may call Kathy Nicholls at 515-5323461.

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October Updates for Meadows Assisted Living By Sue Wanken Fall has arrived in full force; vibrant leaves and cooler weather are the talk here at The Meadows Assisted Living. To celebrate and enjoy all the glory, we had eight brave ladies bundle up and go for a bus ride in mid-October for a trip around town and Lake Cornelia. They really had a great time and enjoyed the afternoon. The Meadows Independent Living and Assisted Living got together and enjoyed an afternoon of music and entertainment with Poor Howard. This was hosted by Independent Living and we were served a Halloween themed treat and punch. We spent time listening to music and catching up with friends. We had the Clarion-Goldfield Cheerleaders come out and warm up before a Friday night football game by performing some cheers for us. They joined us for pizza and chicken before the big game. Our Tuesday crafts had us creating fun things like Halloween treats for some of the staff at Iowa Specialty Hospital as a thanks for all they do. They stuffed rubber gloves with candy and spider rings to keep in the theme. One group of ladies made “witch’s hats” out of cookies to serve for coffee after devotions to thank the pastor for coming and our friends from the Meadows. Our guest speaker for the month was Annette Snyder, Registered Dietitian, talked on food safety and how things have changed over the years. Many got a real eye opener when she sprayed glow gel in the

dark on hands, walkers, and cups so they could see just how fast germs spread. Many had some great questions and they were all given a handout on food safety. On the 20th we celebrated Lorraine Hertema’s birthday, our one for October, with angel food cake and ice cream. . We have started a new activity called “Let’s Talk” with a different topic each week and we have had great feedback on this. This month the topics have been everything from squash (who knew there were so many), to cookbooks, to fall, to Halloween. The stories they tell on some of these are a great. Found out that outhouse tipping was a Halloween thing way back when. Halloween was celebrated by playing bingo (Halloween style of course) with caramel apples and cookies served afterwards. Well our staff has had some pretty tasty suppers this month from pot roast, potatoes and homemade gravy with our many different kinds of squash; cheeseburger soup; homemade pancakes (IHOP style); and a Halloween themed supper of ghoul’s goo(chili), mummy dogs, and spider cupcakes. We all received our flu shots! Have you? Just a reminder to all that the flu season is upon us. Moments with Marilyn continue on Wednesdays and Fridays making for a fun and informative time. Our faithful continue to exercise on Mondays and Wednesdays and have worked so hard they broke

the old exercise video. Tuesday afternoons our local pastors share devotions with us and the Meadows Independent residents are our guests. Baking with Bev has turned out some great goodies. Our staff not only makes suppers every Tuesday, but on Sundays we make hot breakfast for the tenants. It is such a joy to be able to do all these little extras for our “family” and know that they really appreciate them.

A big thank you to the Hospital Auxiliary for their generous donation. We were able to purchase a new set of silverware and a bread box for our breakfast bar. We would like to invite you and your loved ones to come and visit or share an activity with us. We would love to have you. So in closing, bundle up, keep warm, and enjoy those fall colors.

Liberty Pathfinders 4-H club discussed holiday donations

Submitted by Blaire Rasmussen, Secretary The Liberty Pathfinders 4-H Club Upper Des Moines Opportunity, met Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Goldfield Wright County Humane Society, United Presbyterian Church with 11 Wright County Endowment, Wright members, leader Diane Kraft and County Junior District Fair, Wright nine visitors present. County Share Christmas and President Sarah Rasmussen Goldfield River Dam Project. called the meeting to order. Shanne Sign-up sheet and order forms Tate led the club in the Pledge for the annual fundraiser through of Allegiance. For roll call each Goldfield Cheese Mart were member answered with their favorite available. Thanksgiving food. The minutes Next meeting will be Sunday, Jan. of the October meeting were read, 5, 2014, 6:00 p.m., at the Goldfield corrected and approved. There was United Presbyterian Church. a thank you from UDMO for their Blaire Rasmussen made the coat donations. Treasurer’s report motion to adjourn the meeting and it was given. There were no bills. was seconded by Katherine Soenen. Leader Diane made comments Sarah Rasmussen led the 4-H on the 4-H Awards Day and read the pledge. awards received by each member. Lunch was served by Just’n Holiday donations were Boley and Clayton Kerch. discussed. Shanee Tate motioned and it was seconded by Clayton Kerch to add the River Dam project and donate to each of the following:

Church news Clarion Area FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 201 3rd. Ave. NE, Clarion Rev. Don Morrison 515-532-2845 •Thursday, Nov. 14 10:00am Bible Study at the Meadows •Sunday, Nov. 17 8:45am Traditional Service, 10:00am Sunday School, 11:00am Contemporary Service, 6:00pm Bible Study – “Not a Fan” •Monday, Nov. 18 3:30 to 6:00pm Hiz Kidz, 7:00pm Lydia Circle •Tuesday, Nov. 19 1:30 to 3:30pm Bible Study in Fireside Room •Wednesday, Nov. 20 Newsletter Articles Due, 2:00pm Isabella Thoburn, 2:00pm Grace Stockwell, 3:305:00pm CHICKS, 6:00pm Praise Team practice, 7:00pm Chancel Choir practice •Thursday, Nov. 21 10:00am Bible Study at the Meadows, 12:00noon Book Club (Fireside Room), 6:30pm Pack meeting FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 420 1st Street N.W., Clarion Rev. Ronald Nelson 515-532-3440 •Thursday, Nov. 14 9:00am Sew Day •Sunday, Nov. 17 9:30am Sunday School, 10:00am Fellowship, 10:45am Worship •Monday, Nov. 18 3:30pm Hiz Kidz at Methodist Church •Tuesday, Nov. 19 9:00am WIC, 1:00pm Pastors’ text study in Jewell UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, CONGREGATIONAL 121 3rd Avenue N.W., Clarion Pastor Bill Kem 515-532-2269 •Sunday, Nov. 17 10:15am Sunday School at UPC, 10:15am Fellowship, at UCC 11:00am Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST 420 North Main, Clarion Pastor Warren Curry 515-532-3273 •Thursday, Nov. 14 3:45pm SHINE at Church Office Sunday, Nov. 17 9:00am Sunday School, 10:00am Worship Service, 11:00am Harvest Meal served in Fellowship Hall following worship, 5:30pm Bible Bowl Practice at church office, No IMPACT – (7th to 12th grade) Youth at Church Office •Monday, Nov. 18 3:45 – 6:00pm Hiz Kidz meet at Methodist Church •Tuesday, Nov. 19 6:00am Iron Men – New Men’s Prayer Group at church office •Wednesday, Nov. 20 9:00am Church prayer time at Sandy Stephenson’s, 10:00am Cookie Plates “put tougher” at Church office with lunch following, 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 Bible Study #7 – James – at Church office ST. JOHN CATHOLIC 608 2nd Ave. N.E., Clarion Father Nils Hernandez, Pastor 515-532-3586 •Thursday, Nov. 14 9:00am Rosary at St. John in Clarion, 7:00pm Cluster Pastoral Council at St. John in Clarion • Friday, Nov. 15 7:40am Rosary at St. John in Clarion, 8:00am Mass at St. John in Clarion •Saturday, Nov. 16 – Haiti Collection Weekend and Youth Mass Weekend 3:40pm Rosary at St. John in Clarion, 4:00pm Mass at St. John in Clarion, 8:00pm Mass in Spanish at St. John •Sunday, Nov. 17 – Haiti Collection Weekend, Youth Mass Weekend and Rite of Acceptance 8:00am Mass at Sacred Heart in Eagle Grove,

8:00am KC/CDA breakfast at Sacred Heart in Eagle Grove, 6:00pm Cluster Faith Formation Commission at St. Jihn in Clarion •Monday, Nov. 18 6:15pm RCIA/Adult Catechesis at St. John in Clarion •Tuesday, Nov. 19 Offices closed at 10 a.m. •Wednesday, Nov. 20 6:30pm Youth Faith Formation at St. John in Clarion

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UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 219 First Street N.W., Clarion Bill Kem, Pastor 515-532-2709 •Friday, Nov. 14 5:00pm UPW •Sunday, Nov. 17 9:00am Worship with Fellowship following, 10:00am Sunday School, 5:30pm Couples Group •Monday, Nov. 18 Newsletter Cut Off •Tuesday, Nov. 19 10:00am Prayer Group • Wednesday, Nov. 20 6:00am Early Risers, Chicken Noodle Dinner at Congregational Church, Confirmation Class at UPC, 6:30pm Mission Team •Thursday, Nov. 21 10:00am Friendship Ministry

HOLMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Rich Taylor 515-825-3660 Friday, Nov. 15 9:00am Bible Study at Samuel Lutheran •Sunday, Nov. 17 9:45am Sunday School, 10:45am Worship with Communion and Sunday School auction following worship service •Wednesday, Nov. 20 5:45pm Confirmation

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 •Thursday, Nov. 14 9:15pm TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in and meeting, 6:30pm Support and Recovery group at Crossroads on Main Street •Sunday, Nov. 17 9:15am Sunday school for all ages, 9:45am Choir practice in east basement, 10:30am Worship Service, 11:30am Fellowship coffee •Monday, Nov. 18 1:30pm Stewardship, Mission, and Finance Committee meeting in Rose Room •Wednesday, Nov. 20 4:00pm After-School Story –Time with Renee from Eagle Grove Library in the East Room, 6:30pm Session meeting in Rose 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;

GOLDFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH P.O. Box 190 Pastor Christina Perkins Craig Carlson, Youth Minister 515-825-3754 •Sundays 10:30 am – Worship

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, Nov. 17 9:00am Kids/Adult Sunday School, 10:00am Worship Service •Tuesday, Nov. 19 4:00pm Kids’ Club •Wednesday, Nov. 20 9:00am Property/Maintenance/Memorial, 6:15pm PPR, 7:00pm Council 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 / 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, Nov. 16 6:30am Men’s Bible Study at Rick’s •Sunday, Nov. 17

9:00am Worship, 10:00am Sunday School and Coffee •Wednesday, Nov. 20 5:00pm Confirmation, 7:00pm Women’s Bible Study UNITED METHODIST & PRESBYTERIAN Dows / Alexander 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 Travis Berg, 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, Nov. 16 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, Nov. 17 9:00am Sunday School for all ages, 10:00am Worship service •Tuesday, Nov. 19 6:00am Men’s Bible Study at MAC •Wednesday, Nov. 20 6:00pm Pizza Supper, 6:30pm Awana – ages 3 years to 6th grade, MAC youth grades 6 to 8, Men’s and Women’s Bible Study, 7:00pm Parents class, Solid Rock, Sr. High Youth NAZARETH LUTHERAN Coulter Pastor Dave Bernhardt • Sunday 10:00am - Coffee, 10:30am - Joint Worship Service

Joel Rodriguez leaves for China from Cedar Rapids airport

Tips for Joel The United Church of Christ, Congregational will be hosting their annual chicken and noodle dinner on Thursday, Nov. 20. An extra special happening this year will be the “Tips for Joel” jars on the tables. Joel Rodriguez, son of John and Lorene Rodriguez of Cedar Rapids and grandson of Alice Espe of Clarion, is in China studying the language so he will be able to communicate while he is in the country. Joel is a graduate of UNI and has been very active in church work.

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Joel is part of Pioneers, which mobilizes teams to glorify God among unreached peoples by initiating church planting movements in partnership with local church. Pioneers is an evangelical movement with 2,593 international members serving on 248 church-planting teams in 95 countries among 180 people groups in 100 languages. Joel has agreed to a two year commitment. Please add a little extra something to the jars during your chickennoodle dinner and help support Joel in this endeavor!

A Card Shower is planned for Emily Harris who will celebrate her 85th birthday on Nov. 16, 2013. Cards may be send to her at 314 - 1st St NE. Clarion IA 50525 Emily is the mother of Gary Harris, Vicki (Dan) Jackson, Christi (Bill) Broshar and Lori (Don) Lemieux. She is the grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren.

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New Channel Seedsman Comes to Wright and Franklin Counties Larry Harrah to bring local growers personalized service, elite seed products

Front row, right to left are Les Houser, sports editor; Carol Brott from Iowa Specialty Hospital, Clarion Ambassador; Staci Schnittjer from Town and Country Insurance, Clarion Ambassador; Jodi Reed from First State Bank, Clarion Ambassador; Jennifer Roberts, office manager; Tim Craig, general manager and publisher; and Frankie Aliu, marketing consultant. Also visiting the Monitor office but not pictured were Tanya Bierl of Security Savings Bank, Clarion Ambassador; Clae Goater, reporter; and Sarah Tassinari, composition. (Monitor photo by Sarah Tassinari)

Member Services visits the Wright County Monitor

Member Services, formerly known as Clarion Ambassadors, recently visited the Wright County Monitor office in Clarion. The newspaper establishment has six hardworking, friendly employees to ensure that their readers are upto-date on all the happenings in the local area. Tim Craig is the publisher and general manger of both the Clarion office and the Eagle Grove Eagle. He also serves as the salesperson for the Eagle. Jennifer Roberts, a member of the Members Services group, is the office manager for the Monitor. She handles the customer service in the office and helps to coordinate the writers, sales department, and composition teams. Jennifer also does pagination for the Graphic-Advocate, a sister paper to the Monitor. Sarah Tassinari is the composition team for the Monitor. She designs ads and does most of the pagination for the paper. Clae

Goater is the paper’s writer. He covers events around the county including meetings for the Board of Supervisors, city council and school board, plus most of the feature writing. Les Houser is the Sports Editor for the Monitor and the Eagle. He also writes some feature articles for both papers. The most recent addition to the Monitor staff is Frankie Aliu. He is the marketing consultant for the Monitor and the Hampton Chronicle. Frankie is around Clarion every Thursday to visit with advertisers. The paper is put together in Clarion and then sent electronically to Hampton for printing. The Monitor recently got a new printer in their office. This new printer will allow them to make color copies, print banners, holiday greeting cards, and other projects. Mid-America Publishing, the parent company of the Monitor, is able to handle any printing job.

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The office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you are interested in looking back in time for an article, stop into the Monitor. They will be happy to pull out an old issue for you no matter how long ago it has been!

Putting Seedsmanship at Work® into practice, Channel has hired Larry Harrah as a new Channel Seedsman for Wright and Franklin counties. Harrah’s role will be to actively work with local farmers to deliver expert advice, customized service and elite seed products to help improve productivity and profitability. Channel Seedsmen focus on getting to know their customers and their farms inside and out, and using that knowledge to provide in-depth, hands-on service and support every step of the way. “We’re excited to have Larry join the Channel team,” said Chad Winterboer, Channel District Sales Manager. “His knowledge and expertise will be a great fit for farmers in our area looking for the year-round service and support a Channel Seedsman can provide to help make our customers more productive and profitable.” One of Harrah’s primary responsibilities will be implementing the Channel® Field Check Up series with local farmers. This series allows Channel Seedsmen to work with the farmer throughout the season to observe and monitor crop development.

CONSTRUCTION HELP NEEDED Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, L.L.C. will be accepting applications for the following positions beginning August 12th: Laborers-$12.00 Carpenters—$17.00 Iron Workers—$17.00 Certified Welders—$17.00 Concrete Finishers— $17.00 Certified Crane Operator— $25.00 Please apply in person only with Gleeson Superintendent Jacob Gookin at the jobsite trailer located at: 1260 US 18 Britt, IA 50423 PRIOR CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED Must be able to pass pre-employment physical Post Offer Pre-Employment Drug Testing & E-Verify Required Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, L.L.C. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Larry Harrah Walking the farmer’s fields allows Channel Seedsmen to diagnose issues and design custom recommendations to increase the farm’s profitability. Year-round farm visits include personal consultations

Clarion Public Library Offers digital magazine library The Clarion Public Library now offers a digital magazine library called Zinio. All you have to do to have access to over 200 free digital magazines is own a library card. The database was purchased through a consortium of libraries in the area. To check out an item go to either of their web sites: or www1. . Click on the z below the Zinio icon on the former site listed above or directly on the icon on the later site.


RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST: Full-time position in Clarion. Mon. – Fri. day shift hours, requires holiday rotation, call rotation and filling shifts in Clarion. Position requires modality cross-training ARRT Certification, and Iowa permit to practice. Experience preferred. Will be required to work at all Iowa Specialty Hospital locations as needed. COOK HELPER: Full-time position in Clarion. Hours are 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and include working every other weekend and holiday rotation. Duties will include but are not limited to preparation of cold items for patients and staff, helping with breakfast and noon caterings. Will be required to work at all Iowa Specialty Hospital locations as needed. CLINICAL INFORMATICIST: Full-time position, during normal business hours, will require flexibility. This position requires weekly rotational on-call with other Informaticists, covering all Iowa Specialty Hospital locations. The Informaticist will serve as a resource for clinical information resource in the documentation, implementation, design, build, and maintenance of Iowa Specialty Hospital EMR systems, which includes Family Practice Clinics, Specialty Clinics and the Critical Access Hospitals. This resource will analyze current nursing and medical provider processes and recommend workflow changes that support best practice while meeting the ARRA meaningful use guidelines. Minimum education for this position will have an Associate’s Degree, with experience in Healthcare and Electronic Medical Records. Preferred education will be a Registered Nurse with Electronic Medical Records experience.

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Iowa Select Farms has a local opening for a full-time Maintenance Technician responsible for the building upkeep and repair needs of area swine farms. Ideal candidates will have technical skills in electrical, plumbing, welding and basic carpentry. HVAC specialists a plus. The ideal candidate must have initiative and good organizational and communication skills. Apply online at, contact Human Resources at 641-648-4479 or stop by 811 South Oak in Iowa Falls to complete an application. EOE.

You will see a screen with North Iowa Libraries Collaborating-NILC. You will either create an account or sign in on this page. Your first use will require signing up using your 14 digit library card to create a username and password. After that you will be able to sign in and download as many magazines as you wish and for as long as you wish. There is a great variety of periodicals available for all interests and ages.

Positions offer outstanding wages & fringe benefits. Please stop by and pick up an application, apply on-line at or contact the Human Resources Department at 515-602-9801 to receive an application by mail. All positions are subject to criminal/dependent adult abuse background checks, pre-employment physical and drug testing.

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through the four major growth stages: seeding, reproductive, vegetative and maturity. For more information about Channel and the Channel Seedsmanship approach, visit About Channel® Channel® is a premier seed brand specializing in corn, soybean, sorghum and alfalfa. It is the third largest corn seed brand and a major supplier of soybean seed in the United States. The main focus of Channel is Seedsmanship, providing a year-round customer experience through hands-on service and support. Our Channel Seedsmen deliver expert advice, customized service and elite seed products to help improve the productivity and profitability of America’s farmers. Based in St. Louis, Channel is a division of Monsanto. For additional information, visit com.

Centrum Valley Farms is seeking a Production Supervisor to manage the National Pasteurized Egg Plant. Will be in charge of oversees the daily processing operations regarding orders, staffing, machines efficiency, scheduling, and time management. Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs plant maintenance, security, repair, and physical operation with quality and efficiency in everyday operation. Organize and schedule the staffing needs for daily operation. Run all customer orders with the highest quality/efficiency. Qualified individuals must have 1-2 years experience in egg processing management or supervision. Please send a resume and cover letter to: Centrum Valley Farms, PO Box 538; Clarion, IA 50525 Centrum Valley Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer

REGIONAL NEWS REPORTER The Leader and Kanawha Reporter, divisions of Mid-America Publishing Corporation, seeks a full-time regional news reporter. The successful candidate must be well-versed in writing, photography, and social media. They must also be able to write hard news, delve into features, and investigate issues. Top-notch verbal and written communication skills are imperative. This position offers competitive pay, benefits, and a launching pad to use your skills to the fullest.

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Thank you for your business!! Security Guard Open pOSitiOn Centrum Valley Farms is seeking full-time and part-time Security Guards for the complexes located around the Galt and Alden. As a Security Officer you will perform security patrols of designated areas on foot or in vehicle watching for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards. Graveyard shift available. Positions requires • Valid Driver’s License • High school diploma or equivalent • Ability to pass a driver record check • Must be able to sit for a long period of time • Must be able to stand or walk on various surfaces • Security Guard experience a plus • First Aid and CPR a plus • Bi-lingual a plus Responsibilities • Foot patrol of interior and exterior areas of assigned locations. • Check for unsafe conditions, hazards, unlocked doors, security violations, and unauthorized persons. • Detect, deter and intervene in suspicious activities in support of the specific post orders. • Report all incidents, accidents or medical emergencies. • Respond to all emergencies as specified in the respective post order. • Preparing reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities. Send resume to Attn: Human Resource; Centrum Valley Farms, PO Box 538, Clarion, IA 50525 Or email resume to Equal Opportunity Employer

Thursday, November 14, 2013 • The Wright County Monitor Page 9

HIDDEN VILLA RANCH NOW HIRING!! Hidden Villa Ranch is looking for hardworking employees for our new egg processing plant in Hampton. Experience working in egg plants is a plus. Hiring for the following positions:



Competitive pay with excellent benefits including, vacation, holiday, health/dental insurance, and 401k. Please apply in person at the AmericInn (conference room) 702 Central Ave W. Hampton 50441. Accepting applications on the following dates: 11/20 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 11/21 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center 110 13th Avenue SW Clarion, IA 50525 515-532-2893

Open Positions

FT, PT, or PRN CNA Positions Weekend Package Available $150 sign on bonus available Contact: Jennifer Kennedy, RN, DNS

Equal Opportunity Employer

Wright County Secondary Road Department has an opening for a full-time road maintenance employee at the Eagle Grove Maintenance Facility. Primary job classification is Patrol Operator. Application form and job description is available at the Wright County Engineer’s Office, 416 5th Ave SW, PO Box 269, Clarion, IA 50525. Telephone 515-532-3597 or at, click on “Employment” and then “Application Form.” Applications will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at 4 p.m.

FOR SALE: TOPPERS Buy factory direct. Uni-Cover - 641-843-3698 (Britt) tfc NOTICE: Garage door sales, service and repairs. Farm, home and commercial garage doors and operators. For prompt service, phone Mike Sampson in Kanawha at 641-7623330 tfc

For Sale

FOR SALE: 1994 Lincoln Continental Executive Series. white exterior, blue leather interior, 85,533 miles, 3.8 liter engine, runs great, excellent tires, new Interstate battery, must sell $2,995 rock bottom price. Contact: David Ackerman at (515) 5326982 or (563) 580-1407 FOR SALE: several wood (inside) doors, 2 steel storm doors, screen door, garage door, air conditioner, 4 floor jacks, small bathroom sink with faucet, new kitchen faucet, sump pump (3 years old). Call David Ackerman at (563-580-1407. Please leave name and message. FOR SALE: 801 2nd St NW, Clarion, Harms Estate 1bdrm, lrg walkin closet, Tub/shower combo, livingroom/ fireplace, dinning/kitchen, laundry or 2nd bdrm $9,000.00 O.B.O 641373-1580

FOR RENT FOR RENT: 1 bedroom apartment, all utilities furnished. Call Betty: 515-825-8007. tfc

WANTED: WANTED TO RENT: 1 or 2 car garage in Clarion preferably near the Meadows. Call 515-824-3316 THIS PUBLICATION DOES NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT advertising which is deceptive, fraudulent or which might otherwise violate the law or accepted standards of taste. However, this publication does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any advertisement, nor the quality of the goods or services advertised. Readers are cautioned to thoroughly investigate all claims made in any advertisements, and to use good judgment and reasonable care, particularly when dealing with persons unknown to you who ask for money in advance of delivery of the goods or services advertised.

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Wright County is an equal opportunity employer.

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ABCM Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

SOW FARM TECHNICIAN This full-time position is responsible for the daily care of all animals at the worksite. Each technician is a vital member of a team of 10-12 people all dedicated to providing excellent animal care. This entry level opportunity provides hands-on experience in many of the following areas: animal movements, breeding and gestation, farrowing, piglet care, recordkeeping and farm maintenance. The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with pigs, a willingness to learn, a high level of dependability and a solid work history.


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FOR SALE: GE Cool White fluorescent light bulbs. There are 14 which are 8 feet long and 60 watts, asking $3 a piece. There are 26 which are 4 feet long and 34 watts, asking $2 a piece. Inquire at MidAmerica Publishing Corporation, 9 2nd St. NW, Hampton, IA. Ask for Dan. tfc

Help Wanted

Seeking a caring, compassionate, motivated and flexible persons to fill the positions of: • Certified Nursing Assistants Competitive wages, health, dental and vision. Please apply at 1107 7th St NE, Belmond, Iowa or call Tracy for more information 641-444-3915.


• All necessary training and certifications • Base salary starting at $25,000 with potential for quarterly bonuses • Eligibility to apply for the Manager In Training program after ENTRY-LEVEL six months employment BASE SALARY • Full benefits: health, dental, vision, 401(k), Flex spending • Paid holidays, sick days and vacation • Adventureland and Iowa State Fair Family Days • Get hired and refer a friend — we have a $1,560 Employee Referral Bonus!


Apply online at, call 641-648-4479 or stop by 811 South Oak Street in Iowa Falls to complete an application.

The District is in great need of bus drivers, both route drivers and substitute drivers. Annual full route drivers start at $12,160. Substitute route drivers earn $23.00 per trip. Activity trips pay $12.20 per hour. Requirements are CDL with passenger and school bus endorsements. Drivers are required to submit to a DOT physical, background check and drug/alcohol analysis. The district is willing to pay for a physical, background checks, drug/alcohol analysis and the difference between the cost of a driver’s license and CDL/ School Bus Permit. The district is looking for individuals who work well with school aged children and serve as strong role models and representatives of the school. Prior school bus driving experience is welcome, but not a requirement of the position. Training may be provided for individuals interested. Interested individuals are asked to contact the district office located at 319 Third Avenue NE, Clarion, Iowa 50525 or call 515-532-3423. AA/EOE

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Help Wanted Welders, Machinists, Metal Fabricators

M.H. Eby, Inc., a leading manufacturer of aluminum livestock trailers, has immediate openings at our Story City facility. Conveniently located on I-35, we offer an excellent compensation package including a starting wage of $15/hour, quarterly productivity bonus, gain sharing, health, dental, 401k, paid holidays and vacation. Plenty of voluntary overtime is offered, with up to 60 hours/week available. Great opportunity for advancement. To join our winning team, email resumes to or stop by our facility to fill out an application. Call: 866-894-3297

Iowa Select Farms is an equal opportunity employer.

Start your New Year early with an exciting career at the New Central Grill.

You’ve seen the ads, now take the next step and come see me in person!!!

On Tuesday the 19th from 10am to 7pm and on Saturday the 23rd from 10am to 3pm I will be holding interviews at the Clarion Library. These will be on a first come first served basis and I will talk to all who come. The following positions are needing to be filled and I will be looking for the best candidates: General Manager 1st Assistant Manager Kitchen Manager Breakfast/Opening Manager Cooks: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Bartender/Host/Hostess Service Staff: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Prep Cook Utility/Maintenance

If you have the skills I need and make the cut, you will be a welcome addition to our family. We are offering a pay range of $8.25 to $14.00 per hour as well as other benefits. Please mark your calendar and plan to stop to see Travis Brandt on one of these two days. This could be the change you have been looking for!! Please call 515 710 2103 or email with any questions.


I am opening new de tomar ahora es atiempo restaurant in Clarion, Ia el siguiente paso y ven a conocerme and to staff it NOW! enneed persona!!! El Martes 19 desde 10 a.m. hasta 7 p.m.for y el Sábado 23 I am looking desde 10 a.m. 3 p.m. ONLY the BEST of thehasta BEST!!!

WeVoy will be open for breakfast,entrevistas lunch and en dinner and need help for all a estar realizando la Biblioteca de Clarion. Éstas se realizarán de world's acuerdofastest al orden hablaré con todos day parts. We need the and de bestllegada cooks,yfriendliest serving quienes presenten. Estaré buscando a los mejoresforcandidatos para staff, andse chattiest bartenders. We will also be looking help in utility las siguientes posiciones: and maintenance. To help maintain few who are expeManager General control I am looking for those crazy 1er Asistente de Manager rienced BRAVE enough join my Manager Staff as abrir/Desayuno We will need Managerand de Cocina Manager Cocineros: Desayuno/Almuerzo/Cena Shift Managers as well as Assistant ManagersBarman/Anfitrión/Anfitriona AND I am also looking Personal de servicio: Cocinero for someone who is Desayuno/Almuerzo/Cena experienced enough to be my Asistente right handdeGeneral Reparación y Mantención Manager. SiIf you posees de estos talentos que necesito, serás bienvenido havealguno been looking for something different and fun, aren't afraid to a nuestra familia. Estamos ofreciendo salario desde $8.25 a $14.00 learn and experience something different, then please contact me ASAP.por hora así también otros Interviews are being set beneficios. starting the week of October 21st so don't delay! favor marca tu calendario visitar Travis ToPor apply: Please send me an emaily pasa and I awill send ayou backBrandt the apcualquiera estos dos días. Éste puede serforelreview, cambioI que has plication. Whendeyou complete it and send it back will conestado esperando!! tact you with the date, place and time of the interview should you move Si tienes por favor llama al 515-710-2103 o envía un ahead to thatpreguntas, step. email a I look forward to hearing from you!!! Email address:


Busy general dental practice seeking a caring, enthusiastic, self-motivated dental assistant to become a part of our team. Must have good communication skills and a great attitude. Dental office/assisting experience is a plus, but we will train the right person.

Send resume to: Dr. Pamela Kelch, 303 N. Main Street, Clarion, IA, 50525

Kids Korner

Is looking for individuals who are EXCELLENT with children to work in our nursery and main floor area. We are also looking for people willing to be substitutes. We are wanting individuals who are creative with activities for children, are interested in leading small groups, and most importantly people who are caring and excited about working with young children. Previous experience with children is beneficial. Please contact Hannah McLaughlin-Director of Kids Korner for more info. Kids Korner 515-532-2778

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The Goldfield Dam Project held a soup supper fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov.8 at Crossroads Ministries in Goldfield. They raised $2,591.40 to replace Goldfield’s old wooden dam in a single night. Above: Joe Skinner, Barb Jergenson, Orville Steffenson, and Greg Soenen, who are orchestrating the dam project.

County’s detox costs set to increase By: Clae Goater At their Nov. 12 meeting, the Wright County Board of Supervisors approved a new contract between Community Family Resources and the detox service that the county uses. The detox service will be increasing its fee from $295 to $421 per day. County Social Services Director Brad Leckrone said that the fee increase cause the county’s annual expenses for detox services to increase from $8-9,000 to $26,000. “The current cost for hospitalization, the Medicaid rate, is $1,000 a day … so it’s still a pretty good deal at $421 a day. We use quite a bit of it.” Leckrone said. “There are only three detox providers in the state, so we’re actually fortunate just to have them.” Leckrone also discussed some issues involving Eagle Grove’s Concerned, Inc. Concerned, Inc. was formed back in the 70s to help bring counseling services to the area. The county traditionally pays Concerned, Inc. $7,000 annually to cover therapist Doug Brink’s mileage costs for travelling from Mason City to Eagle Grove. The state is currently trying to reduce its administrative budget, and any costs that County Social Services cannot attach directly to a person are considered administrative. For the last three years, the county has been trying to get Brink to give some data on his patients, so that the county

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can classify their $7,000 annual expense as something other than administrative cost. Brink hasn’t complied, citing HIPAA concerns among other things. “We don’t have any room. There’s no negotiation here. They have to provide (the information),” said Supervisor Stan Watne. Supervisor Karl Helgevold said that Concerned, Inc. is a great program for Eagle Grove and that the county would like to continue to work with them. On the other hand, the board discussed whether or not they’d be willing to fund the program if they did not receive that patient data. Helgevold said that he’d be in contact with Concerned, Inc. to determine their goals for the future and what they are trying to achieve. In other county news: -The board of supervisors reviewed family farm tax credit applications. “Every year we send out applications for anyone who’s fought new farm ground, or if a name has changed, to see if they still qualify,” said County Assessor Shari Plagge. All the applications will be approved or denied by Dec. 1. -The board approved to proceed with reclassifying DD 176, SDD 31, and SDD 130. -The board reviewed the results of Wright County’s recent city

elections. -Helgevold said that he had met with Wright County Economic Development Director Brad Hicks, and discussed some of the remarks Mayor Darrell Determann made during the Eagle Grove candidate’s forum a few weeks ago. Determann said that the county tends to overlook Eagle Grove in terms of economic development. Helgevold said that he looked at the records, and economic development money and services were fairly evenly spread across Wright County communities.

Tables filled quickly at Crossroads during the Goldfield Dam Project’s soup supper fundraiser.

C-G moves toward propane-fueled busses By: Clae Goater The Clarion-Goldfield School Board discussed adding propanefueled buses to their fleet at their meeting on Nov. 11. “We’ve had a lot of issues with diesel, from diesel emissions to the smell to … a fungus that grows in the tank, of all things,” said Superintendent Robert Olson. “The claim is that … even taking into account the efficiency of burning propane as compared to gasoline, you could save $1,500 per year per bus in operating costs.” To move to a propane-fueled fleet, the school district would need to install a fueling station. The board could either buy a fueling station outright at a cost of $20,000,

Calendar of Events Thursday, Nov. 14 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masterson Personnell Job Fair at the Depot, 302 S. Main Friday, Nov. 15 NC District Honor Choir Saturday, Nov. 16 NCIBA Middle School Honor Band Monday, Nov. 18 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. AAUW Branch Meeting at the Clarion Library Community Room. Program - Cassidy and Camryn William, ISU Computer Science Majors - 2 of 10 selected to speak at the White House Tech Summit Wednesday, Nov. 20 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 1-515-2930927. Thursday, Nov. 21 All-State Music Festival at Ames 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masterson Personnell Job Fair at the Depot, 302 S. Main Friday, Nov. 22 All-State Music Festival at Ames 1:30 p.m. Early Out for school due to Parent-Teacher Conference prep Saturday, Nov. 23 All-State Music Festival at Ames

or lease it through Star Energy at a cost of five cents per gallon for ten years. The board generally thought that leasing was a better option. Olson said that he’d talked with Eagle Grove about sharing a filling station, and that they were interested in the prospect. The board voted to proceed with the leasing option. Olson said that the boiler in the elementary school has been replaced, but that the district found more issues with their heating system in the process. “We found out that we have all sorts of traps in the tunnel that failed us. The only way we’re getting heat into the classroom now is backwards. So the only way we’re able can

control heat is to open the window,” Olson said. “What we’re going to be doing is, over Thanksgiving break, we’ll the shut boilers down and have traps replaced.” The district has also received an estimate on what it would take to install the heat-sensitive sensors that the fire marshal is requiring them to install. The board voted to split any cost involved with the Clarion-GoldfieldDows transition between the Dows and Clarion-Goldfield boards. The board approved hiring Jake Sabin and Gary Olson as basketball coaches. Each man will handle coaching for half the season.

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North Central District Honor Choir at NIACC On Friday, Nov. 15, the North Central District of Iowa will host its annual honor choir festival at NIACC in Mason City. There will be four honor choirs at the festival: 7th/8th grade girls’

choir, 7th/8th grade boys’ choir, 9th/10th grade mixed choir, and a choir consisting of high school students who auditioned for the AllState Chorus. The students will rehearse their

songs during the day on Friday and present a concert in the NIACC gym at 7:00 p.m. Admission will be charged for the concert. Approximately 600 students will participate in this honor choir event.

9th/10th Grade Mixed Chorus

Clarion-Goldfield High School students participating in the North Central District honor choir are (laying on her side in front): Cierra Milner; (first row, left to right): Brian Dean, Kennedy Goodell, Jordan Hennigar, Paeten Schultz, Taylor Hagie, Mekenzie Alberts, Jordan Dietz; (back row): Lydia Schroeder, Samantha Nerem, Shilpa Reddy, Eveie Sherman, Chelsie Dow, Akira Harrington, Kaylie Bricker. Not pictured were Kaitlynn Fields and Brittany Boeset. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater)

High School Select Choir Auditions

Tuesday, Nov. 19, David Ackerman, high school vocal music instructor, will hold auditions for the high school select choir at 7:30 a.m. in the high school chorus room. Any freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student who is currently enrolled in chorus may audition for this group. Rehearsals are EVERY Tuesday and Friday (7:30-8:15 a.m.) This choir will sing at the March and May high school concerts.

Middle School Select Choir Auditions

Monday, Nov. 18, David Ackerman, Clarion-Goldfield vocal instructor, will hold auditions for the middle school select choir at 7:30 a.m. in the middle school music room. Any sixth, seventh, or eighth grade student who is currently enrolled in chorus may audition for this group. Rehearsals are EVERY Monday and Wednesday (7:308:15 a.m.) This choir will sing at the March and May middle school concerts.

7th/8th Grade Girls’ Chorus

Clarion-Goldfield School students who are participating the 7th/8th grade girls chorus at NIACC on Friday, Nov. 15 are (front row, left to right): Sidney Cross, MaKenzie Goodell, Cheyenne Harle, Gemma Pohlman; (back row): Emily Rasmussen, Abby Kraft, Amaya Watne, and Haley Nerem. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater)

7th/8th Grade Boys’ Chorus

Clarion-Goldfield School students who are participating in the 7th/8th grade boys’ chorus on Friday, Nov. 15, at NIACC are (left to right) Alec Martin, Carter Dietz, Max Powers, Christian Dames, Isaac Romero. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater)

All-State Chorus

Elizabeth Lockwood, Amanda Nerem, Claire Davis (left to right) were the high school students who have auditioned for the All State Chorus. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater)

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Thank You!

Heartland Museum wants to recognize and thank both Larson Lawn Care of Clarion and Rasmussen Landscaping of Goldfield for donating the reseeding job around the museum's new Agricultural Annex Building. We certainly appreciate this generous donation to maintain our high standards of lawn & landscaping care at the museum. Please note we are on our winter schedule now. Call 515-602-6000 for an appointment to schedule a tour.

Call for an appointment with Dr. Todd Brown 515-602-6910 Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am - 12 pm • 12:30 - 5:30 Friday 8 am - 12 pm Later hours available by appointment

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Taking care of our soldiers Care package items being collected at Security Savings Bank

Julie Roe shows off just a few of the items that have been donated for soldier care packages. Anyone wishing to make a contribution can drop them off at any Security Savings Bank location by Dec. 6, 2013. Contributions made after that will be sent to former Eagle Grove resident Chris Manues who will be stationed in Guantanamo Bay after the first of the new year. Photo by Kim Demory

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by Kim demory Josh Zeiger, a 2012 graduate of Clarion-Goldfield High School, has been stationed in Japan with the United States Marines since the spring of this year. During this time, his sister, Julie Roe (an employee of Security Savings Bank in Clarion), and other members of his family have been sending him care packages. In addition to pictures of nieces and nephews and other family members, the boxes were filled with things like hand sanitizer, Ramen Noodles, gum, deodorant, baby wipes, popcorn and more. Often times, Zeiger shared the goodies inside with many of his fellow soldiers. It was a nice reminder of home for all of them. “He loves (receiving the care packages),” said Roe. Just as Roe and her family were starting to make plans for his holiday care package, Zeiger’s family received great news. He would be coming home sometime in early December. While they are excited to see their loved one, they also realize there are many other soldiers who will not get to be home for the holidays, which is why they are continuing to gather care package items for those who remain on active duty. “Since the others won’t be able to be home for Christmas…we will be sending items through “Until Every Troop Comes Home,” Roe said. The organization, based out of Florida, was founded in 2012 by a couple whose 19-year-old son, Marine L Cpl Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Schultz, was killed-in-action in

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2010. “Until Every Troop Comes Home” takes all the donated items and makes up different care packages and send them out to different areas and different branches of the military, reminding them that people back home are thankful for their sacrifices. With Christmas just around the corner, Zeiger’s family has decided instead of exchanging Christmas gifts with aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings, they’re going to use that money to purchase care package items for the soldiers instead. Then another idea came to Roe, why not extend the opportunity to fellow employees at Security Savings Bank as well? She sent out an email to her coworkers - would they want to donate items for a care package to soldiers in Japan? There was a great response and they even decided to open the donations up to community members as well who might be interested. “Security Bank is proud to join forces with Julie and “Until Every Troop Comes Home.” We encourage the community to contribute and remember those who risk their lives for our freedom,” said Security Savings Bank President/CEO Kent Rutherford. If you or your family would like purchase items for a soldier care package, they may be dropped off at any Security Savings Bank, located in Clarion, Goldfield, and Eagle Grove. All items for Christmas will be sent to “Until Every Troop Comes Home” the first week of December.

So, please bring your items in accordingly. “I get pretty excited about it. It’s like Christmas for myself,” Roe said of the donations they’ve already received. When the holidays are over, that doesn’t mean the need ends, however. There will still be troops serving our country who welcome a letter or a package from home. Chris Manues, an Eagle Grove native, is one of them. Since Chris’ sister, Heather (Manues) Nicholls, is also an employee of Security Heather (Manues) nicholls Savings Bank, the three branches will in their hearts and minds, and they continue accepting care package items after Christmas are in ours as well.” Nicholls added that she has to send to his troops, who will be stationed at Guantanamo Bay the come to realize, through her brother, how many soldiers there are who first of the new year. Manues has been in the United have no family or no support system States Army since 2003. This will back home. While she sends care be his fourth deployment. He will packages to her brother, she also be gone nine months and 40 days. realizes how important it is for the That’s a long time to be away from others to receive boxes of gratitude family and friends, but care packages as well. Much appreciated items from home and a letter from a Pen include the simple things we take for granted having every day; things like Pal can really make a difference. “It’s always great to hear from soap, toothbrushes, sealed candies, students (in the schools),” said sealed coffee, and an overall favorite Manues. “It’s really cool to see - Girl Scout cookies. Items to Manues’ troops will be the kids’ different perspective of soldiers. It’s nice to hear from adults sent in January. as well. It’s nice to know that we are

Some of the most requested items Wheat Thins/Crackers Small Pkg Oreos Granola Bars Dried Fruit/Roll Ups Dry Soup Ramen Noodles Salted Peanuts Microwave Food Rice Krispie treats

Cookies Little Debbies/Hostess Prod. Instant Oatmeal Packets Indv. Boxes Cereal Sugar Salad Dressing (non glass) Ketchup/Mustard Baby Wipes Hair Gel

Combs/Brushes Deodorant Razors (Intuition) Shaving Gel/Soap Lip Balm Sunblock Cotton Swabs Batteries Game Books (crossword, etc)

Pick up a complete list at any Security Savings Bank location.

Need help with your heating bill? The 2013-2014 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications will be taken Oct. 1 to April 30, 2014 for elderly (60 and over) and/or disabled households. All other households can apply November 1, 2013 to April 1, 2014. This program is not designed to pay household’s total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income,

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household size, dwelling type, and type of heating fuel, among others. Households who are over LIHEAP regular income guidelines may be eligible for LIHEAP benefits through the medical waiver component. The medical expenses must be documented, paid and nonreimbursable. If you have already applied and have been approved this winter season, you cannot re-apply. For guidelines and an appointment in Wright County call Upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 515-4483704, located at 221 W. Broadway, Eagle Grove.

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Medicare and the Marketplace How will the Health Insurance Marketplace affect Medicare and supplemental health insurance coverage? “The Marketplace is designed to help people who don’t have any health insurance,” says Kris Gross from the state of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). Iowans on Medicare have health insurance through Medicare. The Marketplace won’t have any effect on their Medicare coverage. Medicare Part A and B benefits are not changing. Whether you get your benefits through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you will still have the same benefits you have now. You won’t have to make any changes because of the implementation of the Marketplace. Likewise, the Marketplace is not changing Medicare supplement insurance. People on Medicare will still choose from the ten supplemental plans offered today (Plans A-N). The Marketplace plans are not intended to supplement Medicare. The laws and rules governing Medicare supplements are not changing. People on Medicare will be guaranteed Medicare supplement coverage the first six months they are age 65 or older and go on Medicare Part B for the first time. Beyond that time most people will need to answer health related questions to determine if they will get coverage. Plans will not be guaranteed for most

people after the initial six month open enrollment period, unlike Marketplace plans where coverage is guaranteed regardless of health. Marketplace plans do not have a waiting period before they cover preexisting health conditions. Medicare supplements waive the pre-existing condition waiting period in some situations, but not all. Generally, Iowans on Medicare should not make changes to their Medicare supplement coverage because of the Marketplace. Be wary of anyone who suggests you change your Medicare supplement coverage because of the Marketplace and health reform. You may want to change your Medicare drug coverage or Medicare Advantage plan during the October 15-December 7 annual open enrollment period because these plans can change premiums, cost sharing and drugs covered annually. If you have questions about Medicare and the Marketplace call SHIIP at 1-800-351-4664 (TTY 800-735-2942). Over 350 SHIIP counselors around the state are also available to sit down and talk with you face-to-face. SHIIP is a service of the Iowa Insurance Division and all services are free, confidential and objective. To find the SHIIP site nearest you call 1-800-3514664 (TTY 800-735-2942), go to or e-mail

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Iowa’s electric utilities join forces to combat copper theft with new Crime Stoppers program Across Iowa, copper theft from electric utilities is a serious crime. These thefts can cause power surges, outages, fires, explosions and injuries to utility workers or innocent people coming into contact with tampered equipment. In addition, post-theft repairs can run into tens of thousands of dollars for each incident. To combat this growing threat, Iowa’s electric utilities have teamed up with Crime Stoppers to create a special toll-free phone line (800452-1111) so citizens can report suspicious activities at an electric utility’s substation – or around other equipment, such as a transformer, power pole or even the meter at a residence, farm or business. Once a tip is received, Crime Stoppers will contact the local sheriff or other designated law enforcement agency about the possible crime. After the caller has seen or heard on the local news that a crime has been solved, he or she can call Crime Stoppers to receive instructions for claiming a cash reward up to $1,000, although most rewards range from $20200. The caller’s identity and other information will remain anonymous throughout the process. With scrap copper selling for about $3 a pound, thieves – both

amateurs and pros – are risking their lives for no more than 10 to 25 pounds of copper wire worth less than $100. • Many of the thefts are small ones, but they add up to big dollars. For example, 15 residential customers at one electric utility each lost a meter loop – the 17-foot copper line in conduit that runs to their electric meter. The replacement cost was more than $500 per location. • On a larger scale, thieves cut a hole in a substation fence and stole 15-20 feet of copper wire with a scrap value of around $50. In the process, the intruders cut a ground wire to a regulator, causing it to fail and creating a 3-hour outage for 900 customers. The estimated cost for repairs to the electric utility and its customers totaled about $42,000. • Some thieves don’t even enter a substation to commit their crimes. In a recent case, thieves cut all the ground wires – except one – off the fences surrounding a substation. The criminals took a big chance in guessing that the one line they didn’t cut would prevent them from getting a fatal 69,000-volt static shock. In another case, burglars used a pickup truck to pull copper ground wires from several power poles just

Students Awarded Scholarships from ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University recognized its scholarship recipients for the current academic year. The college and its departments award more than $2 million in scholarships each year. Students interested in enrolling in the college and applying for scholarships should go to www.cals.iastate. edu/scholarships/. The application deadline is Jan. 15 for incoming freshmen. 2x10.5 Along with scholarship support for students, the college continues to increase its enrollment and maintain high placement rates for graduates. For a second year in a row the College of Agriculture and

Life Sciences reached record enrollments. This year the college has 4,291 undergraduate students and 692 graduate students for a total of 4,555. The latest survey of graduates found that nearly 98 percent were employed, furthering their education or serving in the military six months after graduation. Employers nationwide are attracted to the largest annual Ag Career Day in the nation, which will be held Oct. 15 with more than 230 companies and organizations represented. Adelai Swanson of Galt was awarded the Fred Foreman Scholarship for Growth in Leadership Participation.

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installed to replace storm-damaged poles along a rural road. “These thieves are risking their lives and the lives of others for a very small return on their ‘investment’ in crime,” said Bob Dickelman, spokesperson for the project. “The new Crime Stoppers program will help deter these criminals. We want the eyes of our communities to help us stop copper theft, prevent unnecessary outages and keep Iowans safe.” Electric utilities and organizations involved in the creation and continuing support of the Crime Stoppers program to stop copper theft in Iowa include Alliant Energy, the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities and MidAmerican Energy Company.

DNR Enforcement Actions

DES MOINES — The DNR has taken the following enforcement actions. The following are only briefs; copies of enforcement actions, including the full, original orders and contact information, are available on the DNR’s website at AboutDNR/EnforcementActions. aspx. Consent Orders A consent order is issued as an alternative to issuing an administrative order. A consent order indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party. Wright County Kevin Smith, dba Smith Auto Salvage, Belmond: Prepare and implement stormwater pollution prevention plan and pay $1,450 penalty. Lund Construction, Inc.: Pay $10,000 penalty to resolve violations related to the disposal of coal combustion residue and other solid wastes and violations of flood plain regulations. Ag Processing Inc. a cooperative, Eagle Grove: Pay $2,000 penalty to resolve violations related to the management of coal combustion residue.

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Members of the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Transition Board are (front row, left to right): Corey Jacobsen and Clint Middleton; (back row): Beth Severson, Missy Schultz, and Beth Jackson. (Monitor photo by Clae Goater)

Transition board tables vote on $3 million AC system By: Clae Goater

The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Transition Board discussed options for air-conditioning the elementary and middle schools at its meeting on Nov. 11. Tyler Luttenegger of Modus Engineering showed the board three air conditioning systems that would fully meet the school’s cooling needs. The three different systems varied in how much classroom space they would take up, how noisy they would be, and how long they would take to install, but the real sticking point was the price. The cheapest of the systems would cost the district between $2.753 million, including engineering costs. “The biggest issue is how are we going to pay for this? … This isn’t going to happen without help. This is something we’re going to have to go to the voters for. I don’t know how we’re going to pay for it otherwise,” said Olson. Members of the board felt a bit of sticker shock after looking at the prices on these systems. “I think this is something we have to absorb a little bit. This is not

the dollar amount I was expecting,” said Beth Jackson. “When I hear $3 million, I expect to see a building. I expect bricks and mortar,” said Clint Middleton. The board discussed whether it would be better to use other cooling methods that wouldn’t be able to handle 100 degree days, but would help keep the classrooms comfortable during the day. The board ultimately voted to table the vote for a few weeks, so that Superintendant Robert Olson could acquire more data on alternative methods of cooling the school. Time is a factor in the decision. The longer the board researches the matter, the more it throw’s Modus’ schedule off. Also, if the district wanted to start on the project next summer, they’d need to have their financing plan together in time to have a special election in February. “It’s a big dollar project, but it would be done right,” Olson said. “Is this something we have a desire to do? If so, then how strong is that desire?” The transition board also voted to buy 20 seats in Eagle Grove’s

proposed vocational academy. The vocational academy would allow high school juniors and seniors to learn job skills, like internet technology and welding, while gaining college credit. Iowa Central is looking for a 110 seat commitment from area schools before they move forward with purchasing the building. Each seat costs $2,400. Olson says that there will be interest in the vocational academy from the student body, and that the district may be able to fill 20 seats in the first year. If not, the district is free to sell their open seats to other schools that may want them. The board approved a resolution requesting a special election, allowing voters a chance to either approve or veto the school’s plans for using the funds generated from the one-cent sales tax. The board set next’s month meeting for 6:00 p.m., on Dec. 9.

Hancock county land auction 77.73 Acres • Tues. Nov. 19, 1 p.m. Kanawha, IA Fire Station 2x5 From EG & Britt, ClarionIA 2 ½ miles South on R 35 & Week 46 2 ½ West on 200th St. Cost will be $135 W ½ of the NW ¼ sect 18, Legal: Fractional

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Furniture: Dark finished dining room set, dark finished bedroom set, dark finished desk, small Thomas organ, maple hutch, maple platform rocker, maple end tables, maple dry sink, oak glass top end table, Sears sewing machine in cabinet, small maple roll top desk, oak sofa table, oak platform rocker, oak dbl. bed & dbl. dresser, dark finished queen bed & dresser, cuckoo clock AppliAnces: Apt. sized refrig riFle: (Buyers Permit Required) - Mossberg 22 bolt rifle Antiques & collectibles: Mantle clock, oak rocker, egg baskets, horse shoes, small oak ice box, oak crank phone, kraut cutter, painted commode, woods childs wagon HouseHold Goods: Rowing machine, Kanawha, IA Fire Stationchina sets, Xmas items, pots, dishes From Britt, IA 2 ½ miles South on R 35 & 2 ½ West on 200th St. sHop, lAwn & GArden: 2 ton floor jack, older air compressor, Legal: Fractional W ½ of the NW ¼ sect 18, T-95-N, R-25-W wood picnic table, hand tools, trouble light, wheel barrow, 100 amp CSR 78.5 battery charger

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Coach Hansch releases final Cowboy football stats Coach TerHark releases By Les Houser Clarion-Goldfield-Dows head football coach Paul Hansch has released his team’s final overall stats, along with the Class 2A, District 2 stats, for the past Cowboy football season. The list of AllDistrict players cannot be released just yet, due to one team still in playoff action. The team finished 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the district. They scored 194 points, for an average of 21.6 per game, and allowed 254 points for an average of 28.2 per game. They had 2,227 rushing yards, and 488 passing yards, for an average of 301.7 yards per game. They gave up 2,641 total yards defensively, for an average of 293.4 yards per game. The team had 103 first downs for an average of 11.4 per game, and gave up 96 for an average of 10.7 per game. Zach Pogge rushed for 857 yards on 173 carries (5.0 yard average) and scored seven touchdowns. Trenton Sann had 755 yards on 111 attempts (6.8 yard average) and scored 10 touchdowns. Joel Haberman picked up 399 yards on 68 carries (5.9 yard average) and scored two touchdowns. Mitch Gambrill rushed for 66 yards on 14 attempts (4.7 yard average) and scored one touchdown. Bret Crees picked up 54 yards on 12 carries (4.5 yard average). Kirby Simmons finished with 37 yards on eight carries (4.6 yard average) and a touchdown. Mason Willey had 32 yards on 16 attempts (2.0 yard average). Trevor Peterson had 26 yards on two carries (12.5 yard average). Kenton Waters

had 25 yards on four rushes (6.3yard average, and Brady Brott made 19 yards on five attempts (3.8-yard average). Finishing the list are Calen Rosenbaum with seven yards, Taylor Lehman with two yards and a touchdown and Bryce Hamilton with two yards. Sann completed 26 out of 77 passes for 488 yards. He threw for five touchdowns and also had six interceptions. He had a 33.8 completion percentage, and his final passer rating was 92.8. Haberman caught 17 passes for 268 yards (15.8 yard average) and scored two touchdowns. Spencer Peterson made three catches for 95 yards (31.7 yard average) and two touchdowns. Gavin Disney caught one ball for a 61-yard touchdown. Simmons made three receptions for 48 total yards (16.0 yard average). Waters caught one ball for 14 yards and Pogge one for two yards. Sann kicked off 21 times for 948 total yards (45.1 yard average) with two touchbacks, Haberman 15 times for 636 yards (42.4 yard average) and Spencer Peterson once for 46 yards. Sann also hit 22 punts for 795 total yards (36.1 yard average). Simmons returned 11 kicks for 203 total yards (18.5 yard average) and Haberman 12 kicks for 178 yards (14.8 yard average). Pogge ran back four for 45 total, Kothe one for 21, Willey one for 13, Rosenbaum one for 10 and Harvey one for no gain. Simmons returned two punts for three total yards. Sann had 1,243 total yards of

Clarion Recreation sets basketball open gym dates The City of Clarion Recreation Department announces the First through Fourth grade open gym program will start soon. Times will be 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. for First and Second graders, and 6:45 to 8 p.m. for Third and Fourth graders. Location is the multi-purpose room at the Elementary. Please enter

Marshalltown Noon Optimist sponsors basketball tourney The Marshalltown Noon Optimist Club in again sponsoring two youth basketball tournaments for students in grades 5-8. Both tournament will be one day only. The girls’ division of the Marshalltown Optimist Basketball Invitational (MOBI) will be played Saturday, Jan. 18. The boys’ division will be played Saturday, Feb 8. Each team is guaranteed three games in pool play on Saturday with four teams from each grade qualifying for the championship round Saturday afternoon and evening. There is a fee per team to participate in this tournament. Entry forms may be downloaded from the website www.noonoptimist. org. Tournament rules are also posted on this site along with the list of teams entered, according to Larry Park, tournament chairman. Coaches may also contact Park at 641-752-6121 or by email at

through the west doors by Kids Korner, and exit through those same doors. The program will run 11 Mondays. Starting with Monday, Nov. 18, Monday, Dec. 2 and Monday, Dec. 16. All the Mondays in January and February. A form must be completed and signed by parents or guardians before children are allowed to participate. There is a fee for the open gym. Contact Tom Simmons at 515-532-2482 with questions or for more information.

offense, with Pogge making 857 and Haberman 399. Pogge had 904 all-purpose yards, followed by Haberman with 870 and Sann with 786. The top ten on the team in scoring are: Sann with 71 points, Pogge with 46, Haberman with 31, Peterson with 12, Gambrill with 10, Lehman with eight, Simmons with eight and Disney with six. On defense, the leading tackler was Caleb Hanson with 90 total including eight solo stops. Elliott Ahrens made 86 total tackles with five as solo efforts. Disney had 73 total with 12 as solo tackles. Haberman had 69 total tackles with 24 as solo stops. Sann made 68 total tackles including 16 solo. Lehman had 64 total and nine solo tackles. Jacob Harvey had 49 total tackles with three of them as solo stops. Gambrill had 48 total with six as solo efforts. Waters had 43 total tackles with 16 as solo stops. Peterson made 37 tackles with one as a solo tackle. Pogge had 35 total with eight solo. Simmons had 26 total tackles with nine as solo efforts. Bailey Kothe made 15 tackles including one solo. Brandon Flurer had 10 as all tackle assists. Peterson finished with nine total (one solo), Jacob Wiezorek eight (two solo), Oscar Salgado six (one solo), Willey and Logan Nelson with five each (one solo each) and Zach Bell with two (one solo). Assists were also made by Nick Dow (two) and Crees, Brott and Ryan Basinger (all one apiece). Disney had three solo tackles for a loss, with Hanson, Lehman, Gambrill and Pogge all making two each. Haberman, Sann and Nelson all had one each. Lehman and Harvey each added an assist for loss. Disney registered three solo sacks, with Lehman, Gambrill and Pogge all making one each. Lehman and Harvey were each credited with a sack assist. Waters picked off three passes for 53 total return yards, Sann two passes for 31 total yards and Gambrill one ball for no yardage. Lehman recovered five fumbles, while Peterson and Harvey fell on one fumble each. In district games only, Sann was second in rushing at 554 yards and Pogge third at 544 yards. Haberman finished eighth with 299. Sann was

sixth in passing with 311 yards, and Haberman ninth in receptions with 184 yards. Sann was third in scoring with 61 points, with Pogge right behind in fourth with 34. Haberman was 12th with 25. Sann finished sixth, Pogge eighth and Haberman 12th in total offense. Haberman was fourth in all-purpose yards with 646, while Sann and Pogge were not far behind him. Sann was fifth with 582 and Pogge sixth with 571. Ahrens was third in the district in total tackles with 65, with Hanson close behind in fourth with 63. Disney was 12th, Haberman 15th and Sann tied for 16th. Waters was second in interceptions and Lehman first in fumble recoveries. “Our record was not what the kids had hoped for, but our nondistrict schedule had us playing some difficult games and we have no control over that anymore,” said Hansch. “There were also no gimmes in our district. We had to be ready every night and to play the full four quarters. Had we beaten South Central Calhoun or Forest City things would have been much different. Those were two games where we did not play all four quarters like we would have wanted. We were still second in the district in total offense, and I was pleased with our yardage. However, we failed in the red zone more often this year than in the past and we need to correct that.” Hansch then talked about his team’s defense. “We were not sound, and we’ll certainly take a look at that for next year,” said the head mentor. “We gave up a lot of yards, which is traditionally not like us to do. It was a good group of seniors this year, and some had a lot of varsity experience while others got their first chance at varsity action. We received good leadership from all of them, and those guys took care of things in the training room. It was nice having the biggest line, on both sides of the ball, on most nights and we took advantage of that size. That is rare for us. I feel we kept defenses more honest with our new offense, and did get a lot of long touchdown runs. My hope is that our seniors will not dwell on just this year, but look at their four years overall. They had a nice run of success in their high school football careers.”

Randy Stoen wins Pigskin Picks Two contestants tied with 9-3 records in week 11 of the Monitor’s Pigskin Picks contest. Randy Stoen emerges with the first place money, with Dewayne Knoshaug taking second thru the drawing. Also finishing at 9-3 was Dee Baker. Contestants at 8-4 included Paul Larson, Roger Abbott, Rob Schmidt, Bill Roberts, Julie SchmidtThornton, Landon Olson and Knoshaug. The NFL games gave the most trouble to the contestants, with nearly everyone missing the Panthers win over the 49’ers. With that in mind, this week’s all-NFL slate should really test everyone. All we can say is good luck!

Going into this final week of the contest, several people still have a shot at being season champion. The current standings are: Logan Holmes 101 correct; Roger Abbott 100; Russ Schumacher 100; Dee Baker 98; Jane Abbott 98; Rob Schmidt 97; Paul Larson 92; Scott Simmons 92 and Cortney Olson 90. Also announced in next week’s paper will the winner of the grand prize, a pizza party for 4 at Fuel. The grand prize will be decided by a drawing. Contestants will be entered in the drawing for each week they participated in the contest, meaning if you played all 12 weeks, your name will be entered 12 times.

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final Cowgirl varsity stats Three players make All-NCC list By Les Houser

Clarion-Goldfield-Dows head volleyball coach Katrina TerHark has now released her final varsity overall stats for the recently completed season. The stats from NCC matches only will be in next week’s Monitor, along with the Cowgirls receiving All-NCC honors. The varsity Cowgirls finished with a 19-15 overall record, and were 6-3 in conference play. Iowa Falls-Alden and Webster City tied for the conference title at 8-1, with Algona next at 7-2 followed by both the Cowgirls and Humboldt with identical records. Season highlights include three wins over rated teams, with two of those only four days apart against the same conference foe. They defeated both 10th ranked, at the time, (2A) Lake Mills and 11th ranked (1A) Bishop Garrigan at the Garrigan tournament in September, then turned around and defeated the Golden Bears the following Tuesday in a match again played on the Bears home floor. The Cowgirls played 96 total sets and had a team serving efficiency of .934. with 1,679 successful serves out of 1,798 serves attempted. They had 176 aces for an average of 1.83 per set. They executed 754 kills in 2,762 attack attempts for an average of 7.85 kills per set. As a team, they finished second in the league in serving efficiency. Webster City finished at .952 in league matches only, with the Cowgirls at .950 and Algona third with .942. The Cowgirls were also fifth in total kills. Hope Polzin was 341 out of 347 in serving for an efficiency of .983. Mara Warnke was 294 out of 308 for a .955. Maddie Disney was 280 out of 316 for a .866. Celeste Swanson was 240 out of 263 for a .913. Jenalee Hinkle was 160 out of 180 for a .889. Jossie Sann was 139 out of 143 for a .972. Hannah Kapka was 56 out of 60 for a .933. Hannah TerHark was 48 out of 51 for a .941. Shelby Engh was 45 out of 49 for a .918. Kaylee Smith was 45 out of 50 for a .900. Sydney TerHark was 21 out of 21 for a 1.000. Lili Swanson was 9 out of 9 for a 1.000, and Maycie Rector was 1 of 1 for 1.000. Ranked in order of serving efficiency, it would be: S. TerHark

1.000; L. Swanson 1.000; Rector 1.000; Polzin .983; Sann .972; Warnke .955; H. TerHark .941; Kapka .933; Engh .918; C. Swanson .913; Smith .900; Hinkle .889 and Disney .886. Ranked in order of ace serves, it would be: Disney with 43, Polzin with 37, C. Swanson with 29, Hinkle with 23, Warnke with 16, H. Terhark with 11, Smith with five, Sann with four, Kapka with three, S. TerHark with two, Engh with two and L. Swanson with one. The top 13 in kills are: C. Swanson with 241, Sann with 124, Disney with 113, S. TerHark with 98, H. TerHark with 58, L. Swanson with 50, Hinkle with 22, Polzin with 15, Rilley Ring Foss with 13, Rector with 11, Kapka with four, Warnke with three and Engh with two. The Cowgirls had 672 total assists for an average of 7.00 assists per set. The tallied 1,365 total digs for a 14.22 average per set. They had 133 solo blocks and 68 block assists for 201 total and an average of 2.09 per set. They ranked fifth in the league in assists, third in digs and fifth in blocked shots. Hinkle set for 286 assists, with Disney making 224, Kapka 109 and H. TerHark 20. Polzin added nine, Sann six, Warnke and C. Swanson four each, L. Swanson three, S. TerHark and Rector two each and Kenzie Kolb, Foss and Smith one apiece. The order in digs was as follows: Polzin with 441, C. Swanson with 227, Warnke with 200, Disney with 179, Hinkle with 110, Sann with 49, Kapka with 40, S. TerHark with 37, Engh with 36, Smith with 19, H. TerHark with 10, L. Swanson and Foss with seven each and Rector with three. The top eight in solo blocks are: C. Swanson with 40, H. TerHark and Sann with 25 apiece, L. Swanson with 17, Disney with 15, S. TerHark with five and both Kapka and Rector with three each. The top eight in block assists are: L. Swanson with 22, H. TerHark with 16, Sann with 12, Disney with six, C. Swanson and S. TerHark both with five each and both Kapka and Rector with one each.

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2013 Clarion-Goldfield Cross Country Team

First row, from left; Ashlee Brekke, Michael EnTin, Alec Norem, Mollie Osterman, Megan Hoing. Second row, from left; Kayla Sweet, Claire Davis, Courtney Studer, Samantha Nerem, Matt Magee, MeKenzie Alberts, Cierra Milner. Third row, from left; manager Amanda Nerem, head coach Bob EnTin, manager Frances Kem.

Varsity letter winners and top times

Cowgirl varsity letterwinners include: Kenzie Alberts, Claire Davis, Samantha Nerem, Maci Konopasek, Cierra Milner and Courtney Studer. Amanda Nerem also lettered as a senior manager of the team. Personal best times, and highlights, include: Alberts, 16:50 (top ten finish at conference meet and medaling at Iowa Falls); Davis, 16:52 (medaled at Iowa Falls); S. Nerem, 17:08 (medaled at Iowa Falls); Konopasek, 18:02; Milner, 18:48; Studer, 19:34; Mollie Osterman, 21:47; Megan Hoing, 21:50; Frances Kem, 24:07. Cowboy varsity letterwinners include: Thomas Arroyo, Michael EnTin, Alec Norem and Paul Schulze. Personal best times, and highlights, include: Arroyo, 21:15; EnTin, 20:44; Norem, 20:25 (medaling at Iowa Falls); Schulze, 21:48; Matt Magee, 27:05. The coach lists season highlights as follows: Cowgirls – Seventh place finish at state qualifier meet; Fifth place finish at conference meet; Third place finish at Iowa Falls and having six girls running for each varsity race along with surprising times from first-year runners Sam, Maci and Cierra. Cowboys – Fielding a five-person team and scoring in several meets.

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2013 Clarion-Goldfield Volleyball Team

First row, from left; Jossie Sann, Andrea Broe. Second row, from left; Ana Johnson, Jordan Hennigar, Emma Konvalinka, Paeten Schultz, Megan Zwiefel. Third row, from left; Alex Hackley, Michellynn Reiter, Sydney TerHark, Hannah TerHark, Lilian Swanson, Mikayla Hennigar. Fourth row, from left; Kaylie Smith, Kennedy Goodell, Shelby Engh, Hannah Kapka, Mara Warnke, Alexis Gatewood. Fifth row, from left; Noah Maxheimer, Hope Polzin, Maddie Disney, Celeste Swanson, Megan Christensen, Maycie Rector, Melissa Fregoso. Sixth row, from left; Rilley Ring-Foss, Kenzie Kolb.

Schedule 08/31/2013 - Sat 08/31/2013 - Sat 08/31/2013 - Sat 08/31/2013 - Sat 08/31/2013 - Sat 09/05/2013 - Thu 09/12/2013 - Thu 09/14/2013 - Sat 09/14/2013 - Sat 09/14/2013 - Sat 09/14/2013 - Sat 09/14/2013 - Sat 09/14/2013 - Sat 09/17/2013 - Tue 09/21/2013 - Sat 09/21/2013 - Sat 09/21/2013 - Sat 09/21/2013 - Sat 09/21/2013 - Sat 09/26/2013 - Thu 09/28/2013 - Sat 09/28/2013 - Sat 09/28/2013 - Sat 09/28/2013 - Sat

Clarion Northeast Hamilton W 2-0 Clarion CAL, Latimer W 2-0 Clarion Clear Lake W 2-1 Clarion Eagle Grove W 2-0 Clarion North Butler L 0-2 Garner @Garner-Hayfield/Ventura L1-3 Humboldt @Humboldt L 0-3 Webster City Tournament @Webster City L 1-2 Webster City Tournament Clarke, Osceola W 2-0 Webster City Tournament Northeast Hamilton W 2-1 Webster City Tournament Gilbert L 0-2 Webester City Tournament Ogden W 2-0 Webster City Tournament Prairie Valley L 1-2 Eagle Grove @Eagle Grove W 3-0 Forest City Tournament Spirit Lake L 1-2 Forest City Tournament North Iowa, Buffalo Center L 1-2 Forest City Tournament Saint Ansgar L 0-2 Forest City Tournament Clear Lake W 2-0 Forest City Tournament @Forest City L 0-2 Hampton-Dumont @Hampton-Dumont W 3-0 Bishop Garrigan Tournament Lake Mills W 2-1 Bishop Garrigan Tournament Garner-Hayfield/Ventura L 0-2 Bishop Garrigan Tournament North Iowa, Buffalo Center W 2-0 Bishop Garrigan Tournament Eagle Grove W 2-0

09/28/2013 - Sat 09/28/2013 - Sat 10/01/2013 - Tue 10/03/2013 - Thu 10/08/2013 - Tue 10/10/2013 - Thu 10/15/2013 - Tue 10/17/2013 - Thu 10/22/2013 - Tue 10/29/2013 - Tue

Bishop Garrigan Tournament Manson-NW Webster Bishop Garrigan Tournament @Bishop Garrigan, Algona @Bishop Garrigan, Algona Bishop Garrigan Clear Lake Clear Lake Webster City Webster City Iowa Falls-Alden @Iowa Falls-Alden Algona @Algona St. Edmond Fort Dodge St. Edmond, Fort Dodge Belmond-Klemme Belmond-Klemme North Butler @North Butler

L 0-2 W 2-1 W 3-0 W 3-1 L 2-3 W 3-2 L 1-3 W 3-0 W 3-0 L 1-3

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2013 Clarion-Goldfield Football Team

First row, from left; Paul Schulze, Zach Loux, Jesse Carillo, Ryan Darland, manager Claire Anderson, manager Jordan Tjarks, manager Hayley Anderson, Taylor Lehman, Dylan Pate, Logan Nelson, Colton Wilcox. Second row, from left; Brendan Boyd, Lucas Lienemann, Elijah Summers, Bailey Kothe, coach Jason Berning, coach Newt Ligenfelter, head coach Paul Hansch, coach Jay Jackson, coach Monty Harker, Brady Brott, Dakota Hennigar, Derek Conlon, Zack Leist. Third row, from left; Mason Willey, Chase Harker, Jordan Harrah, Lucas Clagett, Michael Schaffer, Ryan Basinger, Oscar Salgado, Tristan Mewes, Joel Haberman, Max Weidemann, Seth Pille, Calen Rosenbaum. Fourth row, from left; Jarrod Littlejohn, Kirby Simmons, Gavin Disney, Jacob O’Connor, Bryce Hamilton, Tyler Steiner, Zach Bell, Tyler Nelson, Nick Dow, Zach Pogge, Elliot Ahrens, Spencer Peterson, Kenton Waters. Fifth row, from left; Jacob Harvey, Ryan Anderson, Trenton Sann, Sam Powers, Brandon Flurer, Jacob Wiezorek, Khayman Reyna, Cesare Leonardi, Mason Rector, Mitch Gambrill, Trevor Petersen, Caleb Hanson, Brody Studer.

Schedule 08/30/2013 - Fri Humboldt C 09/06/2013 - Fri larion 09/13/2013 - Fri Lake City Clarion 09/20/2013 - Fri 09/27/2013 - Fri Clarion 10/04/2013 - Fri Garner Clarion 10/11/2013 - Fri 10/18/2013 - Fri Clarion 10/25/2013 - Fri Hampton

@ Humboldt L 12-42 W 42-0 Eagle Grove @South Central Calhoun L19-28 Estherville Lincoln Central W 51-25 Forest City L 16-20 @Garner-Hayfield/Ventura L 8-36 Spirit Lake L 14-59 East Sac County W 32-16 @Hampton-Dumont L 0-28

Scoring Athlete Total Rushing Receiving FG PAT 2-pt Conv Return Pts Pts Pts Pts Pts Pts Pts Trenton Sann 71 60 0 0 5 6 0 Zach Pogge 46 42 0 0 0 4 0 Joel Haberman 31 12 12 0 1 6 0 Spencer Peterson 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 Mitch Gambrill 10 6 0 0 0 4 0 Kirby Simmons 8 6 0 0 0 2 0 Taylor Lehman 8 6 0 0 0 2 0 Gavin Disney 6 0 6 0 0 0 0

Front, from left; Breckie Clark, Megan O’Connor, Angelica Nunez. Back, from left; Heidy Frias, Jenna Kraft, Jamiin Braadland, Hannah Frerichs, Sami Tietjens.

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Dows Area News

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By Karen Weld ** Good Job. To the LARGE cast of C-G & D high school students/ staff for their hard work on “The Wizard of Oz” presented on Friday & Saturday last weekend. From Instructor David Ackerman: “We had more people in the audience on Friday night than we usually have in two nights. Thank you for being such a wonderful audience and supporting the arts. I think this musical will be talked about for a long time. Tamara EnTin (production assistant) and I are extremely proud of our students. They are all stars in our eyes.” ** Also from Mr. Ackerman: “Thirty-two middle school and high school vocal students from C-G Schools will participate in the North Central District Honor Choir Festival at NIACC gym (Mason City) on Friday, November 15th, 7 p.m. Four choirs: 7th/8th grade boys’ choir, 7th/8th grade girls’ choir, 9th/10th grade mixed choir, and a choir consisting of high school students who auditioned for the AllState Chorus. Admission charged at the door.” ** Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the live music of the RIVIERAS, A classic band that sing the oldies of the 50’s and 60’s that will keep you on your feet and swingin’ to the beat. No cover charge and free pizza. Saturday, November 16th at the Dows Convention Center from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Mark your calendars now and be ready for a fun and relaxing evening. ** FREE “Social Media Help Lab” – Tuesday, November 19th 3:30 - 6:30 pm. - Hagie’s West Campus (former EDS building). Learn how to use social meeting to market businesses, organizations, clubs from members of the Hagie’s Marketing Team; hands on training available on how to update business/organization pages on the www.clarionioea.come web site page; learn to be more savvy with Facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc..

** ‘Smart Choice: Health Insurance’ is a free workshop from ISU Extension and Outreach, designed to help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your situation. The final workshop is set for Tuesday, November 19, 7 - 9 p.m., Belmond Public Library. No pre-registration is required. If you have questions, contact Wright County Extension, 1-515-532-3453. ** Mark your calendars for the “FALL Texas Style Jam” will be on Friday, November 22 on 6 - 9 p.m. at the Dows Convention Center; bring snacks to share and hope to see you there. Contact Annie and/or Terri if you have questions. Call 1-6418532495 or 1-515-689-3986. ** Annual Holmes Christmas Club Auction (70 years in 2013.) on Monday, November 25 beginning at 6 p.m. - Chappy’s on Main, south Main Street in Clarion. ** Happy Thanksgiving. Clarion’s Ministerial Association is again sponsoring the Community FREE Thanksgiving Dinner at the Clarion-Goldfield High School on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28 at noon. Full Thanksgiving meal; freewill donations are accepted but not required. Pick up your free meal tickets (for meal counts) at Clarion Super Foods by Monday, November 25. ** From the Belmond Area Chamber of Commerce: “The Chamber’s 22nd Annual Parade of Lights is Friday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. Line-up will once again be at City Park at 6 p.m., if you want to participate; fireworks start the parade. This year’s theme is Inside Santa’s Workshop. The Santa House will once again be open after the parade for children to have an opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.” ** Mark your calendars and go shopping in Clarion: National celebration “Small Business Saturday” is November 30th.

Spirit of Dows Returns The Spirit of Dows is our local program to provide for children at Christmas time. For the past thirteen years, community donations have made it possible to provide warm winter clothes, a toy, and food to local families in need. Applications are now available at the Dows school and should be returned as soon as possible. Donations may be left at the Dows United Bank and Trust or mailed to the Dows Community School, 404 Park Ave, Dows, IA 50071. Please make checks to “Spirit of Dows”. If you would like to apply or want more information, contact

Emily State at the Dows school 8524162. If you know of families in need, please tell them about the program.

Support small town, local retailers who will be having great sales and promotions. Drop the kids off at the FREE merchant movie and hit the stores. Take the kids out for breakfast before the movie or a nice lunch at one of the many great restaurants in town. The holidays are a perfect time to support your local businesses. Shopping locally is a win-win for everyone and a way to say “Thank You” for the community support businesses provide all year long. ** AT THE MOVIES: Showing at the Clarion Theatre from Friday, November 15 - Sunday, November 17, “Free Birds”, in 2D & 3D, rated PG. Show times nightly at 7 pm plus a Sunday matinee at 2:30 pm. And then again on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. Join your friends at the movies.. For current shows and more information on to view a preview of this movie or upcoming movies, check them out at:: ; phone number 1-515-602-6606.

Dows City election results

With a total of 50 votes cast last Tuesday, the three incumbent City Council members and incumbent Mayor all reclaimed their seats. Councilmember Don Lane received 44 votes, Loren Lienemann received 43 votes, Judy Gorder finished with 36 votes, while Josh Reece received 15 votes. There were two write-in votes. Incumbent Mayor Larry Klatt, who ran unopposed, won re-election with 46 votes.

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Thursday, Nov. 14 • Breakfast: Sausage breakfast bagel, fruit. • Lunch: Turkey burger, baked beans, cucumber, tomato, mixed fruit. Friday, Nov. 15 • Breakfast: Cereal, string cheese, fruit. • Lunch: Chicken nuggets, cinnamon sugar breadsticks, mashed potatoes, carrots and celery, strawberry applesauce. Monday, Nov. 18 • Breakfast: Cereal or yogurt, muffin, fruit.

Estate planning workshop offered at Extension

Concerned about probate costs, power of attorney, or use of trusts? Estate planning involves a lot more than just Federal estate taxes. Federal estate tax laws have undergone many changes recently. The Franklin County Extension Service will offer a program on estate planning on Wednesday November 20th from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hampton State Bank in Hampton. Everyone who hasn’t reviewed their estate plan in the last six months should take the time to learn about the recent changes. Kelvin Leibold, Farm Management Field Specialist will present the latest changes in estate planning information. The

Senior Dinner November 18 Join the Dows Senior Citizens when they meet at noon at the Dows Senior Center on Monday, Nov. 18. Their menu will be smoked turkey from Rob, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, assorted salads and dessert. Wright County Public Health is hosting a blood pressure and foot care clinic. Bring your own clippers

and files for foot care for a small fee. Wellness lab profiles are also available for a fee. Please come to the clinic having fasted if you would like lab work. If you don’t get a call and want to come, call Pat at 852-3557, Deloris at 4229, or Jan at 4491.

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I want to thank my family and friends for my 90th birthday party, it was wonderful! Money gifts will be sent to the Spirit of Dows and the Hampton Church of Christ fuel fund. Beulah Wharton

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recent legislative changes to estate tax regulations. This program will provide background information to assist participants to work more effectively with their professional and legal advisors. There is a small charge for the program. To register or for more information, call the Franklin County Extension Office at 641-456-4811 or email at

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There will a Texas Style Jam on Friday, Nov. 22 from 6-9 p.m. at the Dows Community Convention Center. All jammers, dancers, listeners welcome.  Bring snacks to share. For more information, contact Annie or Terri Avery 641-853-2495 or 515-689-3986, or Marlo Watts at 515-852-3652.

A dance is planned at the Dows Community Convention Center on Saturday evening, November 16 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Head to town for an evening of entertainment and pizza. The ‘Rivieras’, a classic band that sings the oldies of the 1950’s and ‘60’s will be playing familiar dancing tunes all night long.

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Thank You

The family of Maribeth Boyington would like to thank our family and friends for all the support you have shown during the loss of our loved one. All the prayers, memorials, food, beautiful flowers, and visits, have touched our heart. Special thanks to Pastor Nancy for your visits and a wonderful service, Hospice of Wright County Iowa, and the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond for your care and compassion. Thank you all, The Family of Maribeth Boyington

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Dows Area News

From the Korner

By Marillyn Korth I received this story from our cousin in California last week. It is a little late for Veteran’s day, but it touched me and I want to share it with you. We have lots of heroes in our lives. Many we don’t know. I hope you enjoy the story of some real heroes. Wishes for a great week. Till next time. MK

Six boys and 13 hands

Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, with the eighth grade class from Clinton, WI, where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nation’s capital, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This fall’s trip was especially memorable. On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima Memorial. This memorial is the largest bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the most famous photographs in history-that of the six brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WWII. Over one hundred students and chaperones piled off the buses and headed towards the memorial. I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the statue and as I got closer he asked, “Where are you guys from?” I told him that we were from Wisconsin. “Hey, I’m a cheese head, too! Come gather around, cheese heads, and I will tell you a story.” It was James Bradley, who just happened to be in Washington, DC, to speak at the memorial the following day. He was there that night to say good night to his dad, who had passed away. He was just about to leave when he saw the buses pull up. I videotaped him as he spoke to us, and received his permission to share what he said from my videotape. It is one thing to tour the incredible monuments filled with history in Washington DC, but it is quite another to get the kind of insight we received that night. When all had gathered around, he reverently began to speak. Here are his words that night. “My name is James Bradley and I’m from Antigo, WI. My dad is on that statue, and I wrote a book called ‘Flags of Our Fathers’. It is the story of the six boys you see behind me. Six boys raised the flag. The first guy putting the pole in the ground

is Harlon Block. Harlon was an allstate football player. He enlisted in the Marine Corps with all the senior members of his football team. They were off to play another type of game. A game called ‘War’. But it didn’t turn out to be a game. Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his intestines in his hands. I don’t say that to gross you out, I say that because there are people who stand in front of this statue and talk about the glory of war. You guys need to know that most of the boys in Iwo Jima were 17, 18, and 19 years old, and it was so hard that the ones who did make it home never even would talk to their families about it.” He pointed to the statue, “You see this next guy? That’s Rene Gagnon from New Hampshire. If you took Rene’s helmet off at the moment this photo was taken and looked in the webbing of that helmet, you would find a photograph, a photograph of his girlfriend, that Rene put in there for protection because he was scared. He was 18 years old. It was just boys who won the battle of Iwo Jina. Boys. Not old men. “The next guy here, the third boy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank. Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys. They called him the ‘old man’ because he was so old. He was already 24. When Mike would motivate his boys in training camp, there were many things he could have said, like “Let’s die for our country today”. But he knew he was talking to little boys, so instead, he would say, “You do what I say, and I’ll get you home to your mothers”. The last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona. Ira Hayes was one of those who lived to walk off Iwo Jima. He went into the White House with my dad. President Truman told him, “You’re a hero”. He told reporters, “How can I feel like a hero when 150 of my buddies hit the island with me and only 27 of us walked off alive?” So you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the beach, but only 27 of your classmates walk off alive. That was Ira Hayes. He had images of horror in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain home with him and eventually died, dead drunk, face down, drowned in

a very shallow puddle, at the age of 32. Johnny Cash recorded a song in his honor, The Ballad of Ira Hayes, written by Peter LaFarge. The next guy, going around the statue, is Franklin Sousley from Hilltop, KY, a fun-loving, hillbilly boy. His best friend, who is now 70, told me, “Yeah, you know, we took two cows up on the porch of the Hilltop General Store. They we strung wire across the stairs so the cows couldn’t get down. Then we fed them Epsom salts; those cows crapped all night.” Yes, he was a fun-loving hillbilly boy. Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19. When the telegram came to tell his mother that he was dead, it went to the Hilltop General Store. A barefoot boy ran that telegram up to his mother’s farm. The neighbors could hear her scream all night and


Dows Community Calendar Saturday, Nov. 16 • Dinner and dance at the DCCC, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 • Senior Dinner at the Senior Center at noon. Call for reservations. • Dows School Board to meet at Superintendent’s Office, 7 p.m.


The third graders performed a skit, explaining what a veteran really is.










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Thursday, Nov. 21 • Library Story Hour for kids ages 3-5 from 10-11 am. Questions contact the library at 852-4326. Friday, Nov. 22 • Texas Style Jam from 6-9 p.m. Bring a snack to share. Tuesday, Nov. 26 • JV/Var girls’ basketball at Clarion, 6:15 p.m.

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died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will end here.” Suddenly, the monument wasn’t just a big old piece of metal with a flag sticking out of the top. It came to life before our eyes with the heartfelt words of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero. Maybe not a hero for the reasons most people would believe, but a hero nonetheless. One thing I learned while on tour with my 8th grade students in DC that is not mentioned here, is that if you look at the statue very closely and count the number of ‘hands’ raising the flag, there are 13. When the man who made the statue was asked why there were 13, he simply said that the 13th hand was the hand of God.

Nearly 50 veterans from all branches of the service took part in this final Veterans Day program put on by the Dows School. Each branch was honored by standing while their service song was played by the Clarion-Goldfield/Dows High School band.


one thinks these guys are heroes, because they are in a photo and on a monument. May dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from Wisconsin was a combat caregiver. On Iwo Jima, he probably held over 200 boys as they died. And when the boys died on Iwo Jima, they writhed and screamed without any medication or help with the pain. When I was a little boy, my third grade teacher told me that my dad was a hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me and said, “I want to always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who did not come back. Did NOT come back.” “So that is the story about six nice young boys. Three died on Iwo Jima, and three came back as national heroes. Overall, 7,000 boys

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More than 1,000 school students/staff volunteer to ‘make a difference’ By Karen Weld, Monitor contributing writer It isn’t unusual to have to custodians, elementary school the Clarion-Goldfield students secretary, cooks and bus drivers. participate annually in the national Brenda Carpenter said, “Some of Make a Difference Day (Saturday, the students made pictures and October 26). But this year, more got them to individual people students and grade levels were added who do things for them (their bus to ‘making a difference’ this year. drivers) and we did a thank you all More than 1,000 school students, together for our school secretary.” staff, and volunteers who support Prep-kindergarteners (22 students) the school, participated in various thanked firemen, policemen, and ways from Saturday, October 19 - area EMTS for serving the Clarion Saturday, October 26. area.

Mian Toomsen reading to Ashlynn Smith. Elementary school Clarion Elementary Principal Tricia Rosendahl and Guidance Counselor Sarah Kakacek spearheaded the efforts of their school, as they have in the past handful of years. “Much of what was done was somewhat similar to what we did in the past,” said Rosendahl. “Our students while small, had a great time figuring out what to do and then doing it. They like knowing that what they do can make a difference.” Preschoolers (85 students) wrote thank you notes and got them

Kindergarteners (60 students) designed and colored placemats for the upcoming community Thanksgiving Dinner. First graders (62 students) did double duty: they also spent several classroom hours making placemat for the community dinner, and all three first grade classes spent part of an hour cleaning up the football stadium and underneath the seating. “Each of the classes (six classes of kindergarten and first grade students) made 50 placemats (total of 300!); they worked so hard to make a difference,” said first grade teacher Pam Simmons-Bailey.

Second grade students (59 of them) looked through stuffed animals which they each owned, collected the gently used ones the could spare, and brought them to school to be shared with area families being served by domestic assault. “The kids were excited to do it,” said instructor Cathy Cramer. “Our class alone brought more than 100 stuffed animals which filled three big garbage bags!” She said several domestic assault staff came to the school to happily receive the generous gifts of the second graders. Third graders (55 students) joined the first graders on Friday morning, October 25 to glean trash at the football field, near the concession stand, the visitor bleachers, and city aquatic center park. Instructor Cara Odland said, “I think the kids loved it. They like to help.” Fourth graders (66 students) made homemade greeting cards and shared them with residents of the Meadows senior living facility in south Clarion. Barb Wicks said, “Along with making the cards, the students included inspirational messages, which we found and copied on to the cards. They really enjoyed it and did a really nice job!” Fifth grade students (71 of them) took their reading skills and shared them with pre-schoolers. Tanja Jensen, one of the class teachers, said, “Students went to the school library and met Mrs. Carpenter’s students there to read together oneon-one. Each fifth grader read three books to a pre-school student.” Carpenter said, “The kids just love it!” Each elementary grade includes three classes with three instructors plus support staff. Middle school Middle School Principal Steve Haberman, when beginning efforts for Make a Difference Day, said, “We tend to do things here at the middle school to make a difference every day.” He focused on the more than 100 Peer Helper middle school students who take leadership in the school and the community each year. Two of the events done near Make a Difference Day were the middle school ‘anti-bullying’ work and a middle school dance. A week ago, middle school students learned a ‘bully’ video they had made and submitted to the Governor’s Second Annual Bully Summit in



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Clarion-Goldfield high school sophomore girls rubber banding shoes. Des Moines, had been awarded third place in the statewide competition, out of more than thirty submissions. Middle School Guidance Counselor Margaret Askelsen said, “Students hosted a middle school dance and decorated a haunted hallway at the school recently. We use our dances as a fundraiser and made about $850 for our various Peer Helper projects throughout the year.” Fundraisers by the group are ongoing throughout the school year. Middle school students number 211, with each student participating in varying degrees. High school High School principal Dennis March with the support of student leadership issued a challenge to the entire school (274 students) to bring

in their ‘extra’ and ‘no longer being used’ shoes, for a shoe drive. The collected shoes are on their way to Des Moines for Hope Ministries, a homeless shelter there. Students were challenged, by grade level, to see which class could collect the largest number of shoes. And the students accepted the challenge. The number of students and the number of pairs almost matched - collecting 263 pairs. “The sophomore class won the challenge bringing in 133 pairs,” said March. Shoes at the homeless shelter are used a number of ways. Some pairs are given to homeless people. Some pairs are sold at the Hope Ministries’ outlet store for the benefit of area residents with proceeds being use

by the ministry for programming. The balance of shoes which can’t be given or sold, are baled and shipped to third world countries for use by people in those countries. Large or small. Regardless of age. Regardless of small or large task can all make a difference in the lives of those with whom we interact. Both the community and school “Make a Difference Day” work will be entered in the national contest by mid-November. (This is the second Make a Difference Day story in a series of two of local volunteers working together in our community in 2013.)

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