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Sheffield Press Volume 133, Number 47 • Thursday, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

Supervisors OK hazard mitigation plan By Nick Pedley Disaster planning and drainage issues topped an otherwise uneventful meeting of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors Monday morning. Matt O’Brien, regional planner for the North Iowa Council of Governments (NIACOG), along with Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator Thomas Craighton, were on hand to present the supervisors with the final draft of the county’s hazard mitigation plan. The blueprint sets a county-wide strategy for cities and unincorporated areas in the event of a large-scale natural disaster like flooding or a tornado. The plan has been in development in recent months and is a requirement if counties and cities wish to receive funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following a disaster. County officials have been hashing out details and will now pass the hazard mitigation plan on to FEMA for approval. “They’ll be technical changes, not policy,” said Craighton. “The intent of the plan will stay the same.” The board moved on to a list of property issues after they unanimously approved the hazard mitigation plan. Bert Peterson was present to request written permission to hook a tile into the Franklin-Hardin Joint Drainage District 1. The land lies within state-owned right-of-way north of Highway 65, and he recently tapped into the tile by accident.

“I sort of painted myself into a corner,” said Peterson. “They told me I need this piece of paper before they make any decision, so I’m taking the first step. They’re unhappy with me.” The supervisors didn’t have any problems with Peterson hooking into the drainage tile and gave him permission. The state will now make the decision regarding the fate of the tile. “When you’re dealing with the state, you’re playing in a little different game,” said Peterson. The supervisors wrapped up the meeting by approving a tax sale certificate request from Dave and Desiray Larson of Popejoy. The couple wishes to purchase an abandoned property located near their house and get rid of the eyesore. “We just want to clean it up, because we’re tired of looking at it,” Dave said. “It’s a dump.” The supervisors commended the couple for their efforts and explained the process for purchasing the land. Certain outstanding fees and taxes will have to be paid, and the Larsons can request an abatement on the property after a 90-day waiting period. “It’ll be nice to get cleaned up. I know some other people are looking at getting some other properties cleaned up around there as well,” said Board Chairman Corey Eberling. The board’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25, at 8:30 a.m.

Sheffield council seat to be vacated next month By Nick Pedley Mayor-elect Nick Wilson’s seat on the Sheffield City Council will be vacated at the end of December so he can begin official mayoral duties on Jan. 1, 2014. The council cannot take action on filling the vacancy until it takes full effect at the end of this year. Wilson said he turned in his resignation papers last week, with his final day as a councilman scheduled for Dec. 31. “Basically, I’ll turn over my council seat and move into the mayor’s spot,” Wilson said. Franklin County Auditor Michelle Giddings explained that the council has two options to decide the fate of Wilson’s empty seat once it takes effect. They can either appoint someone, or hold a special election to fill the hole. In either case, the term would expire in 2015. Giddings said because the vacancy occurred so close to the Nov. 5 election, most councils would use the next highest vote-getter who failed to win a seat. Sean Cameron, who finished in third place with 96 write-in votes behind winners Mike McKee and J.C. McCaslin, would be next in line should the council take this route. However, Giddings stressed that anyone is fair game if the council chooses to appoint them. “It would be common sense,”

Community Club Meeting Change

The Sheffield Community Club’s meeting has been changed to Monday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheffield Inn. There is a soup/salad bar meal available during that time, if anyone would like to come at 6 pm and eat before the meeting. The cost of the meal is $6. The members decided at the last meeting to try this night and time to see if this will work. It gives the Community Club members an opportunity to still have a meal with a meeting if the members choose to do so. We are not getting enough people at our Thursday evening meeting with a meal, so we are going to try this. If you have any questions, call Jill Conlon at 892-4919. We invite anyone in the Sheffield area to come join us. Our organization needs new members and in order to continue the events that we do for our community like Santa visit, Halloween, Easter Bunny visit, and People in the Park, we need more people. Please come join us!

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Plagge’s hat proves useful as Supervisors finalize and approve election results By Jeff Forward The Franklin County Board of Supervisors met on Oct. 12, one week after the election, and finalized much of the vote for eight county communities – including drawing a name from a hat to determine the final city council seat in Hansell. Two candidates were tied for the fifth and final city council seat in the small town east of Hampton: Deloris Cunningham and Jason Harper – both with 17 votes. However, Jason Harper also received 15 write-in votes for the vacant mayor’s seat, beating out fellow write-in Doug Symens. Because Jason Harper was tied with Cunningham for the council seat – which he had officially filed candidate papers for – a winner had to first be determined before any decision could be made on the mayor’s seat. That procedure – determined by state law – is to draw names out of a hat. The old-fashioned method of picking a winner was conducted by Supervisor Corey Eberling, who drew the winner out of Jerry Plagge’s signature Fedora hat. The name that was drawn was Jason Harper. Following the meeting, Franklin County Auditor Michelle Giddings was going to inform the Hansell city clerk of the results and then the city clerk would ask Harper if he wanted to be on city council or not. If Harper decided to stay on the city council, the mayor’s seat would be offered to Symens – who could

then accept or reject the spot. If Symens rejected the mayor’s seat, it would then be offered to the next highest vote getter, which was Terry Juhl, also a write-in, who received four votes. A fourth write-in candidate, Joe Hanna – who was re-elected to the city council – received two write-in votes for mayor. In the other county elections, winners were verified and approved in all eight Franklin County communities. In a unanimous 3-0 vote, the fol-

lowing winners were made official: Alexander: Mayor – Darrel Baxter; Council – Jean Marie Arends and Quentin Boelman. Coulter: Mayor – James Warwick; Council Kevin Erickson and Donna Lohrbach. Geneva: Mayor - Sean Porter; Council Stephen Love, Todd Olmstead, Todd Pilchard, Jesse Viet, and Andrew Graff. Hampton: Mayor – Brook Boehmler; Council – Jim Davies, Jay Hickman, Dick Lukensmeyer.

Hansell: Mayor – to be determined; Council – Joe Hanna, Jess Harlan, Colten Harper, Michael Harper, Jason Harper. Latimer: Mayor – Kent Morton; Council – Cathy Crooks, Lawrence Meyer, Randall DeBour. Popejoy: Mayor – Dale Maas; Council – Ronald Allen, Dennis Bradley, Scott Bradley, Dave Larson, Jason Nohrenberg. Sheffield: Mayor – Nick Wilson; Council – J.C. McCaslin and Mike McKee.

Seeing red: Nutrition fund deficit still causing headaches at West Fork

Nick Wilson Giddings said about picking the next highest vote-getter. “But some do it and some don’t.” Citizens of Sheffield have the option to petition for a special election as well. A petition with a minimum of 20 signatures from eligible city voters is necessary if residents are unhappy with the council’s hypothetical decision to appoint Wilson’s replacement. The Iowa Code mandates certain stipulations as the council proceeds with the process of filling the vacancy. “The council must publish notice of its intention to appoint at least four but no more than 20 days before the appointment is scheduled to occur,” reads Iowa Code 372.12(2). “The publication must also notify city residents of the right to request a special election by filing a petition.” The law goes on to state that an appointment must be made within 40 days after the vacancy occurs, but the deadline increases in the event of a vote. According to the code, the special election must be held at the earliest feasible date but no later than 90 days after the vacancy occurs. Sheffield City Clerk Amanda Dannen said the council will pick up the issue at their next meeting scheduled for Dec. 9. “We’ll probably start working on it in December and start talking about what we’re going to do,” she explained. “But we really can’t do anything until it happens.” The vacancy raised some eyebrows at the supervisors’ election canvass on Nov. 12, but Giddings said the situation wasn’t unheard of. “It’s not that rare, but let’s just say it doesn’t happen a lot,” she said.

By Nick Pedley The West Fork Board of Education left Monday night’s meeting feeling less than hopeful about one troublesome school account that’s remained in the red for quite some time. Debate over ongoing issues regarding the district’s nutrition fund got rolling during the group’s finance discussion. According to board secretary Lacey Weier, the account, which is connected to the school lunch program, is running a negative balance of around $3,600. Weier said recently deposited funds from the beginning of the school year that somewhat reduced the deficit, but it didn’t solve any long-term woes. A handful of families have refused to pay their childrens’ delinquent lunch accounts, deepening the financial hole and creating a larger problem. Superintendent Darrin Strike reported that the district recently sent out letters to delinquent families with hopes of getting some sort of response. The tactic failed, and Strike felt his hands were somewhat tied on the issue. He explained the school district has the option to either completely cut off a student’s school lunches or keep feeding them despite their parents’ failure to pay. “I struggle to penalize the child for the responsibilities of a parent,” he said. Strike and high school/elementary Principal Randy Bushbaum said they didn’t have a problem with cutting off high school students who were delinquent on their lunch accounts. However, their stance differed with elementary and middle school students. Strike said the district’s past method of providing a sandwich and milk to students with negative balances opened the door for unintended consequences. “Once other kids notice something’s different because one student can’t get lunch every day, then the questions start,” he said. Bushbaum agreed and also highlighted another problem with com-

pletely cutting students off. “We’re saying these kids can’t perform well if they don’t eat, so then we don’t feed them? Then we’ll start complaining about low test scores,” he said. Both Strike and the board felt a harder stance on delinquent accounts was needed. However, the group was unsure about how they should pursue the matter. “The administration and I, we take the brunt of that. I’m fine with doing it, but we need a united front – all five of you have to get behind this,” said Strike. “Right now, it’s rather difficult to say we’re doing it, because we sent the letters and we aren’t.” Board members questioned whether or not the district should contact their lawyers or file suit in small claims court. Weier said some area schools do utilize this method, but the group was hesitant to jump on board so soon. Strike said many of the parents who haven’t paid wouldn’t flinch even if the district hired legal council to combat the delinquent accounts. Nonetheless, the board decided to monitor the situation monthly, keep sending letters and re-evaluate the situation at March’s meeting. If nothing has improved, the group will discuss pursuing their options in small claims court. “We’re playing the game with them because we keep letting them go, we keep letting them go, keep letting them go,” said board member Mary Schlichting. “You have to draw a line in the sand somewhere.” The board shifted their sights to the second reading of proposed revisions to board policies. One of the rules regarding who was allowed to view student records drew scrutiny from Board Member Mary Beth Sukup, who thought the criteria for access was too broad. Sukup and other board members felt the policy allowed for a wide range of school employees to view private student records.

After a brief discussion, the board agreed to change the wording of the policy to clearly outline who was able to access records. Personnel changes The board accepted the resignations of: Pat Sheldon, part time nurse – Rockwell campus; Kendra Pillard, part time para educator – Sheffield campus; Rodney Huber, head varsity football coach; and Abbee Gappa,

assistant softball coach. The board approved the contracts of: Macy Sturges, volunteer cheer coach; Susan Van Laere, part time nurse – Rockwell campus; Holly Hurley, para educator – Sheffield campus; and Ned Bohach, assistant softball coach. The board will meet next on Monday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m., in Rockwell.

Work session concludes West Fork meeting Monday By Nick Pedley The West Fork Board of Education discussed a long list of future planning items and district infrastructure updates at a work session following Monday’s monthly meeting. Superintendent Darrin Strike presented a list of renovations and facility upgrades he and other faculty members felt were necessary in the coming year. The list included things like a new school bus with a wheel chair lift, groundskeeping equipment and classroom upgrades. Strike estimated the cost of the proposed renovations at just under $437,000. “We have facilities at this school that aren’t new, they aren’t the shiniest, but we can be proud of them,” he said. Additional upgrades to district technology are also needed this summer. Annual software updates and electronic text books topped a relatively short list of upgrades that were estimated to cost around $100,000. Following the discussion over future planning and cost assessment, the board engaged in a thorough discussion about parking concerns, a new fitness facility and the potential installation of air conditioning at both campuses. The board stuck to their previous stance and remained hesitant over air conditioning. However, they were open to improving the parking situation at Sheffield, but were somewhat skeptical about the possibility of a

new fitness facility. “I think it’s going to be a tough sell,” said board President Jim Tuttle, who noted the district’s many communities might disagree on the facility’s location. Finally, the board quizzed themselves on district policy and brushed up on recent improvements in preparation for a routine visit from state officials in December. Both the board and West Fork administrators will accompany the officials on a tour of district facilities and provide updates and information about curriculum, academic progress and future planning.

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November 21, 1963 Sheffield-Chapin high school boys posted a pair of wins to get off to a good start for the season during the past week. The defeated Ventura in North Star conference play on Friday 54 to 49. Saturday night on the home floor they posted a 72-52 over the North Central quint of Manly. Coach Dave Long said Tuesday, “It looks like we have another winner.” Friday at Ventura Spartans held the edge at quarters 17-14, 31-26, 48-40 and the final 54-49, with the first six men seeing action. Chuck Schmalbeck at center is a newcomer to the first five this fall. Dick Larson and Ron Foell both with 15 points paced the Spartans. Butch Skovgard added 11 tallies, Gary Heflin 8, Rick Taylor 4 and Schmalbeck 1. Heflin grabbed 14 rebounds and Schmalbeck was credited with 12. Saturday on the Sheffield hardwood Spartans posted 67 to 52 to win over North Central of Manly. They held the edge all the way with readings at the quarters of 19-11, 38-22, 58-35, and the entire Spartans suited squad seeing action in the final period. Rugged diminutive guards Foell and Larson pumped in 22 and 21 points respectively for the Spartans. They had a free throw variance from an identical listing. Skovgard came through with 15 tallies, Heflin 7 and Taylor 2. Schmalbeck failed enter in the scoring column but came in second best on rebounds grabbing 8, while Heflin pulled in 13. Dave Levitt, Gene Persons, Bill Knopf, Les Corporon, Jim Blood and Denny Boehlje gained game experience. The team made 29 field goals and 9 of 23 gift shots. They were charged with 11 fouls. Sheffield-Chapin Spartanettes split wins to two games played during the past week. They defeated Ventura girls 51 to 44 on the Ventura hardwood in a North Star conference contest Friday night. Saturday night on the home floor the Spartanettes were

squeezed out 43-40 by the visiting North Central team of Manly. The Spartanettes had posted a halftime edge of 25-15. Poor showing in the free throw department have proved a major handicap. Friday at Ventura Leona Bruhn made 24 points for scoring honors. Pam Atkinson was close with 21, and freshman Bev Levitt added 6. Donna Foell failed to break into the points column. Karen Emhoff, Diane Grunhovd, Jane Frey at guard were aided by Linda Bonjour. The team made 24 field goals and were charged with 19 fouls. Outscoring opponents from the field, the Spartanettes hit with only 6 of 19 in charity lane and dropped a 40-43 contest to North central of Manly on Saturday night. Atkinson paced the Spartanettes with 15 points, Bruhn 13 and Foell 12 to closely divide scoring. Bev Levitt failed to hit the hoop. Emhoff, Frey, Grunhovd, Bonjour, Jeanne Brayton were in the defensive zone. They made 17 doubles. A junior bowling league has been organized at Rose Bowl Lanes and the four teams got underway on Saturday afternoon of last week. Jim Allison bowled the high game, a 175. They bowl every Saturday afternoon. Members of the teams are: Gutter Bugs – Ronnie Siems, Larry Martinson, Ricky Kammrad. Lions – Terrel Hobbiebrunken, Bob Rube, John Loken, Dick Kammrad. Alley Cats – Bob Schroeder, Dave Hopes, Gary Ubben, John Starkus. Four Hundreds – Jim Allison, John Compton, Tom Rothenberger. There is room for additional boys to get in the league. Contact Mrs. Bill Van Blaricom at Rose Bowl Lanes. Mrs. Frank Roszyk of Long Island, N. Y., will arrive today, Thursday, for a weeks visit in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Tabat. Kennon Schaefer will be at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Schaefer, for nine weeks. He

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will be a physics student teacher, under Mr. Gunderson, in the Mason City high school. Larry Skeries was a week end guest in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Skeries. Larry was here to attend the First Baptist church centennial. He returned to Upper Iowa University at Fayette Sunday afternoon. November 22, 1973 Five Sheffield Lion’s Club members were presented Chevrons at the November meeting in recognition of their long-time membership in the Club. R. L. “Dick” VanSlyke, Lion’s District Governor, was guest speaker and presented the chevrons. Matt Bechtel and Jack Sheahan were honored for 20-year membership, Stanley Bolk and Willard Zickefoose for 15 years, and John Kelley for 10 years. Sheffield-Chapin varsity cheerleaders received a third place trophy in class B competition at the 1973 Fourth Annual Cheerleaders Clinic held in the field house at Spencer on Saturday, Nov. 17. Five members of the varsity group together with their coach attended. Competition was held in four divisions according to school size. The following cheerleaders coached by Mrs. Jon Engelhardt competed in the class B division: Helen Day, Jackie Sheahan, Anita Wiele, Phyllis Reetz, and Julie Peter. They competed against 17 other squads and received the third place trophy. Sheffield-Chapin cagers won a pair of basketball games Tuesday night, Nov. 20, from North Central of Manly. Spartanettes came from behind a halftime deficit of 24-33 to post a 60-53 victory over the host squad. Spartans paced the scoreboard reading all the way to a 75-36 win, holding a 31-16 edge at the half. Spartans now have a 2-0 and Spartanettes a 2-1 in nonconference play. Priscilla Rust had a top night on the hardwood planting 14 from the field and 4 of 5 free throws for 32 points and game scoring honors. Val Edgington swished the nets for 15 points and Mary Lahner 13. Bonnie Stock, Lavon Stock, Mary Beck and Rachelle Hemm took care of the defensive chores. Coach Ned Bohach had a tight squeeze and substituted sparingly to stay within taking over distance. The team notched 27 doubles and 6 of 9 in charity lane. They were charged with 11 fouls. It was Spartans all the way in the second contest of the evening. Tom Koenigsberg packed the big gun for the visitors pumping in 17 from the field and 4 of 5 gift shots for 38 points. Bob Rabey came through with 15 markers, Roger Kuck 6, Terry Peter 3; Ken Rust, Doug Peter, Chuck Wiemann, Jerry Rabey Dave Rust, Jeff Schoning each 2; Jerry Stock 1. The team was credited with 33 doubles and 9 of 14 free throws. They were charged with 16 fouls. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mateer and son are Thanksgiving Day guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Steinmetz. Dan Bechtel of Mankato, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bakke of Indianola, Miss Jan Bechtel of Cedar Falls, and Rick Winke of Waukon, will spend the Thanksgiving holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bechtel and Brian. Rick is a nephew of Matt. Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Mateer and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Edgington Sr. are Thanksgiving Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roger H. Oldorf at Stanwood. Mrs. Oldorf ia a daughter of the Mateers and a granddaughter of the Edgingtons. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Rust, Cindy and Randy, were Sunday dinner guests in the home of their daughter, Shelley Rust, at Fort Dodge. Shelley is spending Thanksgiving in the home of her parents. She will return to Fort Dodge Sunday evening and

resume classes on Monday. November 24, 1983 Members of the SheffieldChapin Spartans basketball team are: Jim Ubben, Dale Koenigsberg, Parrish Plagge, Mark Lockwood, Brent Van Horn, Brian Smit, Rick Larson, Jim Noss, Peter Lahner, Eric luecht, Randy Larson. Members of the SheffieldChapin Spartanettes basketball team are: Traci Prall, Tonya Crotty, Jeanne Heimer, Rena Koester, Lisa Heuberger, Kacy Bohach, Rhonda Mason, Cindy Brouwer, Michelle Stadtlander, Kathy Smit, Monica Prescott, Pam Walker, Michelle Spurr, Kim Nalan, Kris Peters, Denise harper. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Pals and Ryan of Meservey were Sunday afternoon visitors with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lavine Peter. Mike McCutcheon of Bettendorf returned to his home on Monday, Nov. 21, after spending one and one-half weeks in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Rust. Mrs. Byron Heginger accompanied Mrs. Gene Evans of Rockwell to Des Moines on Friday, Nov. 18, where they met Mrs. Evans mother at the airport. The ladies also enjoyed shopping. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sprung and Becky were Sunday afternoon visitors with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luvern Sprung, and Ted’s nephew, Jimmy Sprung, who was spending the day with his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bryant, Christopher and Nickolas, of Iowa City; Mr. and Mrs. John Bryant and Jason of North Liberty, spent the Thanksgiving week end in the home of their mother, Mrs. Lucinda Bryant. They were also frequent visitors with their grandmother, Mrs. Marie Horstman, a resident of the Sheffield Care Center. Mr. and Mrs. George Kammrad of Omaha, Ark., have spent the past two weeks in the home of her mother, Mrs. Carl Rodruck,

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and with other family members. Joining them for the week end in the home of their mother, Mrs. Carl Rodruck, were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Roberts and Barb, and their grandson, Joshua Roberts, all of Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday Ladies League standings at Sheffield Lanes as of Nov. 16 are as follows: Bonner Trucking, B & E, Iowa Drainage, Martinson Mfg., Northrup King, Edgington Realty, B & W, Storck Realty. High Team, 3 Games – Northrup King, 2,209; Storck Realty, 2,072; Bonner Trucking, 2,018. High Team Game – Northrup King, 791, 754; Iowa Drainage, 722. High Individual, 3 Games – Diane Riles, 516; Delores Hubka, 510; Pat McLaughlin, 498. High Individual Game – Diane Riles, 204; Mary Lauffer, 192; Carol Baxter, 189. Splits Picked Up – Janice Atkinson, 6-7. November 25, 1993 Members of the M-T/S-C Eighth Grade Football Team are: Travis Hobbiebrunken, Robert Lenning, Mike Witt, Nathan Atkinson, Jeremy Kammrad, Sheldon Jurgens, Scot Cook, Chris Shaw, Jeremy Hansen, Nathan Leininger, Cory Lambertson, Curt Cameron, Ben Kruckenberg, Bill Prickett, Ryan Rother, Shawn Koehler, Jeremy Truax, Jeff Riles, Justin Kruger. The Coach is Mr. Amble, and Mr. Curtis is the Assistant Coach. Student Helper is Justin Sprung. Members of the M-T/S-C Seventh Grade Football team are: Jason Prelip, David Noss, Ben Percy, Nathan Basener, Nick Wilson, Dan Percy, Josh Stadtlander, Brian Schildroth, Charlie Dickman, Justin Eisentrager, Nick Engebretson, Zack Carlson, Joey McKee, Adam Stock, Jeremy Clark, Ben Nagel, Travis King, Derek Kammrad, Mike McCutcheon, Ryan McKee, Billy Duesenberg, Adam Bartelt, Ken Johnson, Fletcher Tudor. Jack Amble is the Coach, and Jeff Tudor is the Assistant Coach.

Members of the S-C/M-T Varsity Spartanettes are: Angie Peter, Jill Slagle, Janelle Hubbard, Carrie Dorenkamp, Heather Rooney, Amy Proctor, Jaimie Okusko, Becky Carlson, Carrie Anderson, Krista Shaw, Dawn Anderson, Jennifer Sheriff. Tom Severe is the Head Coach. Members of the S-C/M-T Varsity Spartans are: Jon Pals, Ben Wolf, Brandon Pals, Tony Larson, Joey Dickman, Tim Christianson, Andy Pals, Dennis White, Seth Deam, Chad Slagle, Rob Allbee, Ryan Caffrey, Dan Amble, Travis Statlander, Sean Cameron, Aaron Bell. Frank Schnoes is the Head Coach. Steve Ubben is the Assistant coach. Sean and Rechelle Boulter of Hopkins, Minn., and Eric Schaefer of Mason City visited their grandfather, A. W. Schaefer, at the Sheffield Care Center on Saturday afternoon. Edith Schaefer went to Mason City with them for a preThanksgiving evening dinner at the home of Ken and Lene Schaefer. Mr. and Mrs. David Schneider and Suzanne of East Moline, Ill., were week end guests of his mother, Mrs. Clarence Schneider. They were joined on Saturday for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration by Mr. and Mrs. Lou Schneider and Lisa and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schneider and Marissa, all of Mason City, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gauley of rural Sheffield. Elda Hein from Long Beach, Calif., arrived Saturday at the home of her sister, Letty and Jim Chaffee, in Sheffield. Enjoying Sunday dinner together in Hampton were Jim and Letty Chaffee, Elda Hein, Harley and Isabel Koenigsberg, Dennis and Annette Koenigsberg and Bethany, Allison and Kevin. Evelyn and Gene Sheriff of Brockport, New York, came Friday, Nov. 19, to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with her parents, Dwain and Maude Schinagel, and others.

Church Services this week ZION ST. JOHN LUTHERAN Pastor G. Kim Wills 641-892-4010 - Church • 641-425-9453 - Cell Thursday, Nov. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Sheffield Inn Friday, Nov. 22 Articles for Newsletter due 5&6th Grade Lock-in Saturday, Nov. 23 5&6th Grade Lock-in Sunday, Nov. 24 9 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School; WELCA Board Mtg. Last day to order poinsettias Monday, Nov. 25 4:30-7:30 p.m. Pick-up Food Sales Tuesday, Nov. 26 6:30 a.m. Bible Study 8 p.m. AA & Alanon Wednesday, Nov. 27 9 a.m. Quilting No JAM or Confirmation 6 p.m. Handbells 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve Worship TBA Praise Team FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 510 Thompson Street Sheffield, IA 50475 Pastor Sandra L. Gobeli Sunday, Nov. 17 9 a.m. Worship WEST FORK METHODIST CHURCH 2200 Tulip Avenue Sheffield, IA 50475 Pastor Sandra L. Gobeli Sunday, Nov. 17 10:30 a.m. Worship

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West Fork coach earns post-season honor SHEFFIELD – West Fork cross country coach Mark Twedt was named

Just Talkin’... By J.Z. the next day. I think I could do that yet today . . . but I’d be a lot more tired and a lot more sore! But I’m still ready to give it a try. I know . . . I ain’t working with a full load! Home . . . still don’t have the convertible back in the garage. One of the parts that we ordered was wrong. That part is here now and hopefully it will be back in the garage soon. (It’s not as if I’m going anywhere with the top down!) Spent most of the week end around the adobe . . . thinking about what should be done had I had the ambition! Thinkin’ doesn’t accomplish much! I didn’t make it to Altoona and that turned out to be a good thing. The flu bug made it’s presence down there. I don’t need that. I remarked that I moved some furniture around last week . . . and that little chore resulted in a sore back . . . among other things! And for the most part . . . they all still hurt. And to top it off . . . I wish the TV in the bedroom was even higher still! Got the vacuum cleaner out to clean

where the two chests of drawers were. Figured I vacuum the rest of the house . . . so left it in the hallway. The one toe on my right foot feels better now. And one on the other foot once again found the coffee table! I swear that table weighs at least 500 pounds! Angie got me some new pictures of Little Lid. Now to get some frames for them. I had her put a new picture on my cell phone. No, I’m not bright enough to do that . . . and it turns out she wasn’t either! But Nic was! Other than that . . . it was a calm week end. I’m sure Altoona is in the plans for this coming week end. The next week is Thanksgiving . . . but no plans yet for that. (I remember someone once saying that Thanksgiving falls on Thursday again! Imagine that!) Anyway . . . it’s been a good week, and I think I hear the newer press calling me to finish a job I started earlier this morning. Be good, Kids+! It’s Showtime.

one of the at-large coaches of the year in Class 1A recently. Guiding the Warhawks to the Class 1A boys state runner-up finish behind Denver, Twedt earned the honor by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches. Denver’s Sandy Sabelka was named the State Coach of the Year while Twedt, Bellevue’s Scott Jess, South Winneshiek’s co-coaches Scott Conway and Kevin Kearney as well as Alex Oliver of Riverside were at-large coaches.

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Franklin Sheriff Jail Census: As of 5 p.m. Friday, the department had six prisoners in custody. Five were housed in the Hardin County Jail, Eldora and one was in the Wright County Jail, Clarion. Friday, November 1: • 6:09 a.m.: Deputies transported a prisoner from the Hardin County Jail to Oakdale. Saturday, November 2: • 8:54 a.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police with traffic control. • 10:02 p.m.: Dispatchers received a report of a car hitting a deer near the bridge south of Sheffield and their car just died at the Chapin Corner. Advised a trooper had just arrived. • 10:51 p.m.: Deputies helped a subject change a tire near the 183 mile marker of I-35. Sunday, November 3: • 1:27 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel from the Sheffield E-Squad and Franklin General Hospital in the 300 block of S. 3rd St. • 11:03 a.m.: Deputies assisted Hansell fire personnel near the intersection of 135th St. and Wren Ave.

with a tractor fire. • 2:43 p.m.: Deputies performed a welfare check in the 400 block of Juniper Ave., Iowa Falls. Subject was fine. • 10:02 p.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist in the 1900 block of Highway 3. Monday, November 4: • 7:06 a.m.: Deputies transported a prisoner to the Hardin County Jail. • 8:12 a.m.: Deputies took a report of a possible diesel spill south of Bradford on Mallard Ave. Hardin County officials put some sand down. • 10:50 a.m.: Deputies were advised that workers may be welding at times throughout the week on the wind turbine in the 400 block of Lark Ave. Advised there may be smoke at times. • 2:47 p.m.: Dispatchers received an open-ended 9-1-1 call in the 1100 block of Olive Ave. Sounded as if static was on the other end of the line. Dispatchers called back, line was busy. • 7:29 p.m.: Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 hang-up call in the 400 block of Juniper Ave.

Wednesday, November 5: • 1:22 a.m.: Deputies were advised of a vehicle eastbound on Highway 3 with its lights off with two people in the car. Deputy checked the area and were unable to locate. • 4:06 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a car-deer accident near the intersection of 155th St. and Olive Ave. Damage was under reportable value. • 5:54 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel from West Franklin EMS and Franklin General Hospital in the 200 block of W. Main St. Thursday, November 6: • 5:11 a.m.: Deputies took a report of a dead deer near the vet center. Hampton Police removed the deer from the roadway. • 5:17 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel from Franklin General Hospital in the 300 block of Borst St., Sheffield. • 7:49 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage accident on Highway 65 south of 105th St. According to the report on file, Carlos Telenino Rees, 27, Webster City, was northbound on Highway 65 in a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, when he swerved

to miss a deer I the roadway and entered the east ditch, rolling the vehicle once. Damages were estimated at $4,000. He was cited with failure to have a valid driver’s license. Friday, November 7: • 9:35 a.m.: Deputies assisted West Franklin EMS and Franklin General Hospital personnel in the 600 block of Highway 3. • 6:29 p.m.: Deputies took a report of a subject reportedly burning leaves in the middle of the street in Coulter. Upon investigation, the leaves were being burned in the grass. • 8:35 p.m.: Deputies were advised by a subject who had locked keys in their car. Deputy provided several numbers to try. Friday, November 8: • 10:09 a.m.: Deputies transported a prisoner to the Hardin County Jail, Eldora. • 10:46 a.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police with a call. • 11 a.m.: Deputies received a complaint of a large amount of mud with rocks in the 400 block of Mallard Ave. coming from a field. Deputies notified the county engineer’s office. They will have a worker check and blade off the road if necessary.

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CITY OF SHEFFIELD COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Regular Session Minutes-Unapproved Monday, November 11, 2013 The Sheffield City Council Regular Session was called to order at Sheffield City Hall by Mayor Jim Saylor at 7:00 p.m. Council members in attendance were Ken Berding, Sean Cameron, Nick Wilson, and Ron Simmons. Rick Larson was absent. Public Works Director Pat Nuehring was also in attendance. Simmons made a motion to approve the agenda as posted. Berding seconded, motion carried unanimously. Public Comment: The Mayor invited those wishing to make public comment to address the Council. Karl Sorensen congratulated the newly elected mayor, Nick Wilson, and councilmen, JC McCaslin and Mike McKee, who were also in attendance. Sheri Bogue also congratulated the newly elected officials and the City of Sheffield on having a high voter turnout for the election. Berding made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 14th Regular Session. Seconded by Cameron, motion carried unanimously. Wilson made a motion to approve payment of claims. Cameron seconded, motion carried unanimously. Simmons made a motion to approve the financial reports. Wilson seconded, motion carried unanimously. The Council discussed questions and concerns that have come up regarding the fees and policies for Hillside Cemetery. Following the discussion, the decision was made to have council member Ron Simmons meet with Fred Retz, the City Clerk, and the Director of Public Works to work on creating such policies to be presented and approved at the December meeting. Berding made a motion to approve and send the tax abatement applications on to the county assessor’s office. Applicants included Dave & Deb Kelley and Ronald Meints. Cameron seconded, motion carried unanimously. Wilson made a motion to approve the renewal of the liquor license for the Bottom Lock Bar & Grill. Cameron seconded, motion carried

unanimously. The Council decided the burn site would close for the year with the first measureable snow, or as of December 1st, whichever comes first. It was also agreed that if a resident would like to use the burn site during a weekday, they may borrow a key from the office. It will not be opened on weekends. Residents may request to have it opened on a weekend if necessary. Such requests need to be made prior to the weekend they are requesting. Cameron made a motion to give permission to the Sheffield Betterment Foundation/Harvest Hustle Committee to hold a 5K Run/Walk starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 16th. The race starts and ends at City Park. Wilson seconded, motion carried unanimously. The Council discussed the construction of large buildings in residential areas. The Mayor has had residents express their concerns over having large buildings put up in areas that are zoned residential. After reviewing the Sheffield Code and Ordinances that refer to building and zoning, the council agreed that this issue will need additional research and will be discussed again at a later date. Berding made a motion to approve the Annual Finance Report, prepared by Renner & Birchem. Cameron seconded, motion carried unanimously. Cameron made a motion to approve the renewal of the Wellmark health insurance policy for city employees with no changes. Simmons seconded, motion carried unanimously. Council Comments: The Mayor opened the discussion for any additional comments from the Council. Simmons expressed interest in attending the Municipal Leadership Academy, hosted by the Iowa League of Cities, being held in Mason City in November. Others also agreed it would be beneficial for both current and newly elected city officials to attend. Registrations will be due to the City Clerk this week. Berding also brought up the progress on the cemetery software. The City Clerk reported that there is a large amount of work to be done to get the software operational. The Deputy Clerk is assisting with the data entry process on this project. Cameron made a motion to adjourn. Berding seconded, motion carried unanimously.

Amanda Dannen-City Clerk James Saylor-Mayor Bills to be Paid for November 2013: Vendor-Description Amount Access Systems Leasing -Copier Lease Payment $116.00 AgSource Laboratories-Sewer Dept. -Testing $718.50 AFLAC-Employee Premiums Paid $88.46 Brown Supply Co.-Water Dept.-Parts $63.42 Butch Gruelke Auto Body Inc.-2006 Ford Pickup Repairs/Body Work $1,793.98 Casey’s General Store-Police-Fuel $582.81 CNA Surety-Bond Premuim $655.00 Concrete Inc.-Concrete for patch on Gilman $333.13 Conney Safety-Fire Dept.-Supplies $126.61 D & L Sanitation-August, September, October Sanitation $135.00 Daryl Schroeder-Police-Car Detail $80.00 Dugan’s Supermarket -Office-Misc. Supplies $19.95 Franklin County Lumber -Sewer Dept./Streets-Supplies $42.97 Franklin REC-Utilities Cemetery $160.89 Frontier-Telephone $387.33 Galls/Quartermaster-Police-Supplies $25.98 Green Canopy, Inc.-Parks -Campgrounds holding tank (5/6/13) $250.00 Heartland Asphalt-UPM Cold Mix $623.81 Helps Drain Cleaning -Sewer Dept.-Jetting $300.00 Howie Equipment-Dismounts /Mounts, Balances, Tire Disposal $72.00 Iowa League of Cities -MLA Registrations $300.00 IMWCA-Work Comp. Insurance Premium $1,450.00 Jon’s Auto & Truck Repair -Police Car Tire Repair $15.00 K&H Cooperative Oil Company -Fuel-Water/Sewer/Streets $958.58 Library Claims -Library Claims (Paid 10/29/13) $139.71 Marshall & Swift-Rugs & Uniforms $81.76 Martin Marietta Materials-Road Stone $650.39 Matt Parrott-Office Supplies-Receipts $120.00 Menards-Storm Sewer, Shop & Water Dept. -Supplies $323.92 MediaCom-Internet $45.95

MidAmerican Energy-Utilities $4,503.29 Mid-American Publishing Corp. -October Publishings/Envelopes $740.16 Mike’s Repair-Police -Oil Change/Service for Charger $135.10 Murphy’s Heating & Plumbing $12.37 -Sewer Dept.-Parts NIACOG-Housing Rehab Fees $5,870.00 Pat Nuehring-Reimbursement $9.12 -UPS Shipping Payroll-Month of October-Payroll Expenses FED.,FICA, MED,IPER $22,577.68 Renner & Birchem, P.C.-AFR Preparation & Proffesional Services $1,620.00 Rite Way Lawn Service-Mowing Contract-Final Bill (10/17 & 10/18) $1,965.40 -Mowing & Spraying Sheffield Post Office -November Utility Billing Postage $147.18 Sensus-Software Telephone Support $250.00 True North -Health Insurance Premiums $4,334.48 Tyler Technologies -Office-Software Update Training $625.00 US Cellular-Police/PW $125.31 -Cell Phones (10/29/13) CLERK’S FINANCIAL REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2013 REVENUES NOVEMBER 2013 $95,610.86 General Fund Road Use Fund $12,404.36 Water Fund $8,180.31 Sewer Fund $20,630.37 Storm Sewer Fund $1,042.93 Trust And Agency Fund $24,055.91 Local Option Sales Tax $8,523.55 Grants, Bonds, Reimbursements $14,243.00 $184,691.29 Total Revenues Expenditures November 2013 $26,153.51 General Fund Road Use Fund $10,252.06 Water Fund $5,125.54 Sewer Fund $9,437.93 T&A/Employee Benefits $4,412.89 Local Option Sales Tax $0.00 Grants, Bonds, Reimbursements $7,956.00 $79.00 Sewer Reserve Fund Total Expenditures $63,416.93 Published in the Sheffield Press on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Official Proceedings: Franklin County PROCEEDINGS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS November 12, 2013 Be it duly noted these minutes of 11/12/2013 are UNOFFICIAL minutes. The Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 8:30AM with Board members Corey Eberling-Chairman, Jerry L. Plagge and Michael Nolte present. Motion by Nolte, seconded by Plagge, approves the agenda as submitted. All ayes, motion carried. Motion by Nolte, seconded by Eberling, approves the minutes of October 28, 2013. All ayes. Motion carried. Public Comment & Committee Updates: North Iowa Vocational Center board meeting, Workforce meeting, Rails to Trails information, NIACOG. Jeff Forward-Hampton Chronicle was present. No citizens were present for public comment. At 9:30 AM the Board canvassed votes cast from the November 5, 2013 City Elections. Present for the canvass of votes was Michelle Giddings-Auditor. Motion by Plagge, seconded by Nolte, that the following persons be declared as the winners to their respective listed office with terms beginning January 2, 2014. Alexander Mayor Darrel Baxter Alexander Council (2) Jean Marie Arends, Quentin Boelman Coulter Mayor James M. Warwick Coulter Council (2) Kevin Erickson, Donna J. Lohrbach Geneva Mayor Sean Porter Geneva Council (5) Stephen M. Love, Todd W. Olmstead, Todd Pilchard, Jesse Viet, Andrew Graff-Write-In Hampton Mayor Brook S. Boehmler Hampton Council At-Lg Richard Lukensmeyer Hampton Council Ward 2 James L. Davies Hampton Council Ward 4 Jay Hickman Hansell Mayor To be determined due to a tie Hansell Council (5) Joe Hanna, Jess Harlan, Colten Harper, Michael Norman, Jason Harper Latimer Mayor Kent E. Morton Latimer Council (2) Cathy Crooks, Lawrence Meyer-Write-In Latimer Council At-Lg TFV Randall DeBour Popejoy Mayor Dale Maas Popejoy Council (5) Ronald Allen, Dennis Bradley, Scott Bradley, Dave Larson, Jason Nohrenberg Sheffield Mayor Nick G. Wilson Sheffield Council At-Lg (2) J. C. McCaslin, Mike J. McKee All ayes, motion carried. At 10:00 AM Alan Berneman-Landowner met with the Board to make a request for tax abatement on parcel 07-33-212-010, address 2 2nd Ave NW, Hampton. Motion by Nolte, seconded by Plagge, approves tax abatement on parcel 07-33-212010, address 2 2nd Ave NW, Hampton for years 2010/2011, 2011/2012, and 2012/2013. This does not affect taxes due for payment in current year, or special assessments by the City of Hampton. All ayes, motion carried. At 10:30 AM Russell Wood-Community Services/Planning & Zoning replaced Pam Moore as Substance Abuse Department Representative, meeting with the Board for them to consider/approve an Agreement for Detoxification Services provided by Community & Family Resources at the rate of $421.00 per day. Establish guidelines for payment for substance abuse costs and mental health costs/both involuntary commitments and voluntary admissions for Franklin County residents. Motion by Nolte, seconded by Plagge, approves Russell Wood to sign Agreement for Detoxification Services provided by Community & Family Resources at the rate of $421.00 per day. All ayes, motion carried.

The Board acknowledged receipt of a Notice of Intent to Issue a Permit from IDNR Field Services and compliance Bureau for Bill BurmanSite 1, Facility ID #59534. No action taken. Motion by Nolte, seconded by Plagge, approves the bid proposal from Gardner Thomsen, Charles City Auditing Firm for Audit Services relating to Franklin County for audit years as follows: Cost for fiscal years ending June 30, 2014 - $32,000, 2015 - $33,000 and 2016 - $34,000. All ayes, motion carried. Motion by Plagge, seconded by Nolte, approves a Road Closure on Balsam Ave (S14) between 108th Street and 190th Street, closed October 28, 2013, at 11:00 AM, for culvert replacement. All ayes, motion carried. Motion by Nolte, seconded by Plagge, approves a Road Closure on Finch Ave from 250th Street to Cerro Gordo Street on November 4, 2013, for pipeline repairs. All ayes, motion carried. Motion by Plagge, seconded by Nolte, approves a Road Closure on Balsam Ave from 170th Street to 180th Street on November 1, 2013, for culvert replacement. All ayes, motion carried. The Board discussed the proposal received from Crescent Electric, Mason City for the package price of the Clock Tower lighting and four corner string lights for the outside Courthouse lighting project, replacing the present aging lighting at a cost of $45,750. Various other options were discussed with Tom Porter-Head Custodian present, in an effort to save on the cost by reducing the size and scope of the project. The Board concluded after discussion, to seek an additional bid, but only on the four strings of lights, with no additional lighting of the clock tower. No action taken. Motion by Plagge, seconded by Nolte, approves claims for the period ending 11/11/13. All ayes, motion carried. The Board acknowledged Manure Management Plan Renewals for: 1) Lind Site, #64414, owner Leonard Lind, site located 933 100th St, Hampton, Sec 28, Hamilton Township; 2) K&T Farm Corp, #59583, owner K&T Farm Corp, site located 3378 100th St, Meservey, Sec 33, Grimes Township, Cerro Gordo County; 3) S.O.G. Enterprises LLC, #64419, owner S.O.G. Enterprises LLC, site located County Road D15, Ackley, Sec 16, Etna Township, Hardin County. Motion by Nolte, seconded by Plagge, adjourns at 11:05 AM until November 18, 2013. All ayes. Motion carried. Corey Eberling, Chairman ATTEST: Julie M. Pralle-Second Deputy Auditor Publication List by Vendor/Description 167.10 Sharon Aalfs-Elect Wrkr Ackley State Bank-Princ/Int 5498.96 AgSource Labs-Well Tstg 132.00 Agvantage FS-Fuel 2871.49 City of Alexander-Frm to Mkt 229.86 Alliant Energy-Util 24.90 ARC-Elect Sup 85.80 JoEllen Arends-Mileage 183.09 Auto Parts-Rep/Parts 1653.98 Barnes Distribution-Rep/Parts 418.09 Mary J Barnes-Elect Wrkr 170.00 Bauer Built-Srvs/Tires 191.40 Beebe Painting-Painting 4308.00 Behavioral Health Options-Care/Keep 440.00 Marilyn Behn-Elect Wrkr 187.83 Bell’s Fire Stop-Ext Srv 389.00 Jackie Birdsell-Elect Wrkr 170.00 Harry Birdsell-Elect Wrkr 167.50 Adam Blau-Dog Sup 219.04 Kathy Bobst-Elect Wrkr 165.38 Brenda Boyington-Mileage 109.14 Mary Bradley-Elect Wrkr 120.20 Alice Bridges-Well Clsd 311.00 Paulette Bridges-Elect Wrkr 146.11 Nora Burkgren-Elect Wrkr 178.50 Butch Gruelke Auto-Rep/Parts 150.00

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• 5:39 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a car-deer accident east of Timber Ave. on Highway 3. Subject reported minimal damage to the vehicle, no report was needed. • 6:13 p.m.; Deputies assisted fire personnel with a tractor fire in a field two miles south of Alexander. The Alexander and Latimer Fire Departments were paged. Saturday, November 9: • 4:23 p.m.: Deputies transported a prisoner to the Hardin County Jail, Eldora. • 9:44 p.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police with a call. • 10:35 p.m.: Deputies arrested Jessica Jean Katherine, 21, Maxwell, near the 165 mile marker of I-35 and charged her with operating while intoxicated. • 10:57 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 200 block of S. 5th St., Sheffield. The Sheffield EMS and Franklin General Hospital were paged. Sunday, November 10: • 7 a.m.: Deputies transported a prisoner to the Hardin County Jail, Eldora • 8:13 a.m.: Subject notified officers of a window broken out of his garage in the 300 block of Main St., Bradford. • 11:29 a.m.: Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 hangup call near the intersection of 185th and Quail Ave. Dispatchers were unable to call back, deputies found nothing in the area. • 11:55 a.m.: Subject reported a missing beagle-bassettmix dog in the 900 block of Nettle Ave. Caller notified deputies later on that the dog returned home. • 2:20 p.m.: Subject reported finding traps in the 300 block of Oakland Dr., Alden, with no tags on them. Caller advised her dog caught its foot in one. DNR was advised. • 8:20 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a subject, who thought she saw a big truck laying in the ditch on the southbound side of the roadway near the 170 mile marker of I-35. Call was transferred to BSR, advised deputy. All responded, no vehicle located. • 10:42 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a semi-deer accident near the 168 mile marker of I-35. Monday, November 11: • 9:56 a.m.: Deputies assisted Sheffield EMS and Franklin General Hospital personnel in the 200 block of S. 4th St. • 12:10 p.m.: Deputies received a 9-1-1 hang up call from the 500 block of Park St., Sheffield. Tried calling school back, received answering machine. Advised Sheffield officer. • 5:20 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 1700 block of 255th St. Sheffield EMS and Franklin General Hospital paged. Tuesday, November 12: • 3:19 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel from Sheffield ESquad, Franklin General Hospital, and the Sheffield Police in the 500 block of E. Gilman, Sheffield. • 10:18 a.m.: Deputies tagged an abandoned vehicle on 90th St. east of Mallard Ave. • 2:34 p.m.: Deputies advised they came upon a vehicle with its flashers on in the 1000 block of 190th St. No one was around the vehicle. Deputies went to the neighbors, but found no one there. • 6:47 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel from the Sheffield E-Squad and Franklin General Hospital in the 1100 block of Thompson St., Sheffield. Wednesday, November 13: • 7:38 a.m.: Deputies were called to the 1200 block of Olive Ave. for a civil question. • 5:39 p.m.: Deputies were advised of a truck and a car racing around Alexander. Deputies checked. Thursday, November 14: • 1:18 p.m.: Dispatchers received an open-ended 9-1-1 call on Heather

Ave. near Coulter. Dispatchers called the number back, there was no answer. Deputy checked the area. • 1:20 p.m.: Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 hang-up call to a cell tower in the 1500 block on Jonquil Ave. Dispatchers called the number back, however, there was no answer. Deputies checked the area. • 1:29 p.m.; Deputies were advised that cattle was out near 250th St. and Balsam Ave. • 3:55 p.m.: Deputies received a dog at large complaint in the 100 block of Broadway, Geneva. • 5:08 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a missing black pony in the 800 block of 30th St., Alden. The pony had been missing since November 13. • 6:05 p.m.: Deputies investigated a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Highway 3 and Kildeer Ave. According to the report on file, Patrick Davidson, 24, Wichita, Kan., was driving a 2008 Chevrolet truck, was following another vehicle in his party and they were both turning north on Kildeer Ave. as Michael S. Steven, 62, Waseca, Minn., thought both vehicles were just traveling slowly, didn’t see the turn signals, and tried to pass the vehicles and when Davidson turned, hit the 2011 Dodge Steven was driving, causing Steven to go into the ditch. Steven was deemed at fault by making an unsafe pass causing the accident. Steven was cited for unsafe pass. Damages were estimated at $1,500 to the Chevrolet and $5,000 to the Dodge. • 8:20 p.m.: Deputies were advised of a pickup in the ditch on the north side of 190th St. between Jonquil Ave. and Kildeer Ave. The vehicle had already been marked by the Iowa State Patrol, dated November 11. E&E was contacted to tow the vehicle away.

OBITUARY Theodore “Ted” Hafner of La Crescent, Minn., passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jane Hart Wiseman Hafner, his eight grandchildren and their spouses and family members. BRIDAL SHOWER An Open Bridal Shower will be held for Sadie Siefken, bride-to-be of Jordan Meints, and Addie Lohrbach, bride-to-be of Derek Meints, Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. The shower will be held in the Zion Reformed Church, 2029 Jonquil Avenue, Sheffield, IA. Hosts for the shower are Sylvia Lloyd, Pat Meints, Glenda Kidd, and Vicki Meints.

Proceedings: Franklin Co. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS November 18, 2013 Be it duly noted these minutes of 11/18/2013 are UNOFFICIAL minutes. The Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 8:30AM with Board members Corey Eberling-Chairman, Jerry L. Plagge and Michael Nolte present. Motion by Plagge, seconded by Eberling, approves the agenda as submitted. All ayes, motion carried. Motion by Plagge, seconded by Nolte, approves the minutes of November 12, 2013. All ayes, motion carried. Public Comment & Committee Updates: Conservation meeting which included an update on the Robinson property, Coulter AgVantage fence around an anhydrous tank located on a portion of the Rolling Prairie Trail and grading has been done on the trail east of Hansell readying it for next spring; DECAT Empowerment meeting; Summit Farms, Sec 10, Oakland Township, built hog confinement over DD #34 tile and would like to move the tile. Summit Farms will report to the Board at the November 25th meeting; ICAP update on legal coverage to entities in outside lawsuits; Veteran’s transportation matters. At 8:45 AM, Brent Johnson, Kieth Hubbard, and Brandon Vogel, McClure Engineering, met with the Board regarding the retirement of Brent Johnson. Johnson announced his leaving at the end of 2013 and thanked Franklin County for being working partners over the past 30 years. Jay Waddingham-County Engineer, met with the Board regarding Secondary Road matters. No action to take. Matt O’Brien-NIACOG presented the final Franklin County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi- Hazard Mitigation Plan. Motion by Plagge, seconded by Nolte, adopts Resolution 2013-43: Franklin County MultiJurisdictional Multi- Hazard Mitigation Plan. A copy of the Plan is available in the Auditor’s Office for public review. Resolution 2013-43: THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY IOWA ADOPTING A COUNTY WIDE MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL MULTI-HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN FOR THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF THE COUNTY WHEREAS, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors recognizes the cost of reoccurring hazards to county services, infrastructure, and users. WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County has authorized the development of a Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Miti-

gation Plan for Franklin County which includes the county’s unincorporated areas; and, WHEREAS, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors recognizes the need for public support during the planning process; and, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Franklin County Board of Supervisors herewith adopts said plan, incorporating citizen comment and recommendations. Eberling-Aye, Nolte-Aye, Plagge-Aye. Resolution duly adopted. At 10:00 AM Robert (Bert) Peterson, Iowa Falls, was present to request written permission to hook private tile into Franklin-Hardin Joint Drainage District #1, north of Hwy 65, in Section 32, Grant Township. Motion by Plagge, seconded by Nolte, allows Mr. Peterson to make the necessary drainage connection and hookup into the Franklin-Hardin Joint Drainage District #1 tile line. All ayes, motion carried. Robert (Bert) Peterson requests to purchase parcel #15-31-400-009, owned by Franklin County, which lies west of and adjacent to the west boundary line of his property in the SW ¼ of Section 32, Grant Township. The Board will contact the County Attorney and start the process for selling County property. No action taken. At 10:30 AM Dave and Desiray Larson requested Tax Sale Certificate # 132225600300 be assigned to them. Also present was: Chad Murray-Treasurer Motion by Plagge, seconded by Nolte, approves the assignment of Tax Sale Certificate # 132225600300 to Dave and Desiray Larson for the fee of $10.00. All ayes, motion carried. The Board acknowledged receipt of NIACOG Financial Statements for year ending June 30, 2013. The Board acknowledged receipt of North Iowa Vocational Center, Inc. Financial Statements for year ending June 30, 2013. The Board acknowledged receipt of Franklin County Alcoholism Service Center Financial Statements for period ending October 31, 2013. The Board acknowledged Manure Management Plan Renewals for: 1) Diamond K Co, #61721, owner Richard A Pals, site located 274 160th St, Alexander, Sec 20, Scott Township Motion by Nolte, seconded by Plagge, adjourns at 10:49 AM until November 25, 2013. All ayes. Motion carried. Corey Eberling, Chairman ATTEST: Michelle S. Giddings, Auditor & Clerk to Board Published in the Sheffield Press on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013


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The Sheffield Press NOVEMBER 21, 2013 Sheffield, Iowa Thursday, November 21, 2013

By Krisit Nixon SHEFFIELD – A steady mist didn’t deter approximately 50 runners and walkers from the first Harvest Hustle 5K at Sheffield on Saturday morning. Competitors received a longsleeved T-shirt and refreshments. The race’s proceeds benefited community development. Randy Sturm was the overall winner of the race, crossing the finish line in 21 minutes flat. Sheri Sprung of Rockwell/rural Mason City was the female winner in 22:30. The top three male and female finishers in each age category received medals on the course that started on the streets of Sheffield and wound through a paved trail before returning near the starting line.

Above: Participants in the Harvest Hustle 5K run/walk take off from the starting line at Sheffield Saturday morning. Approximately 50 people took part in the event that raised money for community development. Top Row, Far Left: Talia Rowe, 14, crosses the finish line during the Harvest Hustle in 25:15 on Saturday morning. Top Row, Left: Dale Schnetter smiles as he nears the finish line of the Harvest Hustle 5K Saturday in Sheffield. Bottom Row, Far Left: Sheri Spring of Rockwell was the first female to cross the finish line in the Harvest Hustle 5K held Saturday at Sheffield. Bottom Row, Middle: Tracy Spear of Hampton heads toward the finish line of the Harvest Hustle 5K Saturday in Sheffield. Bottom Row, Right: Randy Sturm, overall winner of the Harvest Hustle 5K, heads toward the finish line at Sheffield on Saturday. Sturm finished in 21:00. (Photos by Kristi Nixon)

Harvest Hustle 5K Top 3 finishers 15-19 boys Ty Menning (11) 25:12 Dylan Anderson (12) 25:31 30-39 men Randy Sturm 21:00 40-49 men Keith Minardi 21:44 Dale Schnetter 24:28 Paul Hove 29:45 50-and-up men Jeff Spear 24:59 14-19 girls Maya Rowe (15) 25:06 Talia Rowe (14) 25:15 20-29 women Megan Hejlik 24:33 Robin Weiler 25:15 Dani Penke 30:14 30-39 women Betsy Schmidt 28:21 Jerri Dight 36:46 Kelly Mitchell 38:45 40-49 women Tracy Spear 23:46 Diena Mennenga 27:30 Sandi Schnetter 28:34 50-and-up women Sheri Sprung 22:30 Jackie Hurst 28:40 Robin Fisher 32:15

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SHEFFIELD – Rodney Huber, who coached West Fork’s football team the previous two seasons, resigned Monday during the school board meeting. During his two years as football coach of the Warhawks, they were 4-14 overall and 2-10 in Class 1A District 3 play. In both seasons, West Fork defeated Lake Mills in non-district play and Eagle Grove in the district season. Huber is expected to remain as head girls basketball coach of the Warhawks as they kick off their

season Tuesday, Nov. 26 at GarnerHayfield/Ventura. Via e-mail Monday morning, Huber said, “I am resigning as the football coach due to the heavy amount of time commitment that is involved year-round; coaching two sports was very difficult on me and my family. I also believe the football program needs a coach that is in the school district or someone that can give the amount of time that is going to be needed to turn the program around. “I plan to coach girl’s basketball and will support the new football coach in whatever way I can.”

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By Jeff Forward The construction of a 210,000-square-foot chicken egg production facility/farm in rural Franklin County has brought many benefits, including jobs for local workers, business for area firms, and potential jobs once it is open. The Good Egg farm near Bradford is nearing completion. Karen Mitchell, executive director of the Franklin County Development Association, said the project has been great for county businesses and workers. “That is a clear benefit of this, not only the jobs created but also because they are using as much local talent as they are,” Mitchell said of construction on the project. “This is an investment that creates property tax. It creates jobs. It’s a quality operation.” Mitchell said the company- which will produce millions of eggs that will be shipped to California – will provide possibly 25 full-time jobs with what she said will likely be a good wage. The company is owned by a group of farmers headed up by Joe Scallon, who chose to use local business such as Concrete, Inc., in Hampton; Mort’s Water Company, in Latimer; and Henning Construction, which has an office in Latimer. “We elected to go local because of the service after the project is completed. I could have gone outside the area but it makes more sense to use locals,” Scallon said. “They understand how things were put together and how the facility runs so they would be better able to help us maintain it. They will be here for us.” The facility landing in Franklin

County is a result of tightened environmental regulations on massive farms in California, Mitchell noted. “There is legislation in California that is driving agriculture out of the state if it’s not ‘pretty,’” Mitchell said. “Compliance is becoming more and more difficult. Right now, the California legislature is Iowa agriculture’s best friend.” The facility will include four laying houses, one processing building, one manure storage building, and

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Lane Shaikoski is serving as a tutor for the 2013–14 school year at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Tutors offer support to students in a variety of academic disciplines, including math, science and writing. Tutors are selected by professors for their content knowledge and ability to assist other students with the material. They are also trained by academic support professionals. In addition to providing one-to-one services, tutors facilitate study groups and test review sessions. Shaikoski is a senior and a biology teaching major at Northwestern College. He offers tutoring services in science. Shaikoski is the son of Neal and Rhonda Shaikoski of Thornton.

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Spirit of West Fork 2013 Submitted by West Fork Supt. Darrin Strike and the Spirit of West Fork Committee The “Spirit Program” is designed to assist families during the holiday season. We have many families with young children that are in need and we are asking for your support to make this year’s event successful. We are asking for gifts / financial donations. We have appreciated your support during previous years and know the communities of West Fork will be very supportive again this year. We look forward to working with you to help local children experience the Magic of the Holiday Sea-

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The Sheffield Betterment Foundation will be hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Friday, Nov. 29 at Ridge Stone Golf Club. Entry fee is $50 with an additional buy-in option; social hour begins at 5 p.m. with the tournament starting at 6 p.m.. Tickets can be purchased from any of the Sheffield Betterment Foundation Board member, Sheri Bogue, Bob Jensen, Deb Hartman, Scott Sanders, Ron Simmons, Cheyene Peterson, Jane Weiland, Jill Rowe, Mark Reiter, Tracy Shreckengost, Shea Jensen, Tony Laudner or Tom Rooney at Pit Row Pub in Hampton. For any questions please contact Sheri Bogue at 641-892-4260.

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numerous loading docks. Construction on the farm began in September and has included a lot of cooperation between the county administration and local business entities. “We’re actively involved,” Mitchell said of the FCDA’s role in the project. “Part of it was getting a road built to the facility. We also participated in a grant to build the road. We worked with the county engineer and made a presentation to the DOT that was a key piece of the outcome.”

Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) along with Corn Belt Power Cooperative and Basin Electric Power Cooperative is offering several scholarships again this year. Three $300 scholarships will be awarded by Franklin REC to students who show commitment to their community by volunteering in organizations or events in the community, church, etc. Applicants must reside in a home currently served by Franklin REC and his/her parents/




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son and the warmth of their community. We have sent out applications to families asking them to list their children’s clothing sizes and needs, and have requested they be returned by Nov. 18. We will plan to have all “Giving Tree” ornaments prepared by Monday, Nov. 25, for delivery to the banks within our district. We would request that ”Giving Tree” ornaments and gifts be returned to either school office by Wednesday, Dec. 11, so we can take care of packaging items for each home prior to our delivery dates. If you would like to make a cash donation, please have the money submitted to one of the school offices by Dec. 6, or if you wish to send it, please mail your donation to: West Fork CSD Spirit of West Fork Acct. PO BOX 60, Rockwell, IA 50469 This year, the committee has partnered with student leaders in the school (National Honor Society, student council and class officers, FFA Officers) and plans are being made to have students reach out into the communities to form partnerships with other organizations. At this time we have plans for students to create a fundraising campaign with local businesses, organize food drives, form partnerships with local churches and arrange for additional fundraising activities. We would like to thank you for your support of the children and families of our community.

Thornton Merchants announce lighting contest

The Thornton Merchants are sponsoring an exterior Christmas light contest for the 2013 holiday season. This contest is open to any Thornton resident or business with an exterior lighting display. All exterior lighting displays are automatically entered. Cash prizes will awarded for first, second and third place. Holiday lights will be judged on December 4 or 5, between 6-9p.m. Winners will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Town Christmas Party in the Thornton Fire Station at 1 p.m. Let’s make Thornton sparkle this 2013 holiday season!

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College Students: Give yourself credit this holiday break.... College Credit! For the first time, NIACC is offering courses over the holiday break. This is perfect for NIACC students and students who attend another college or university. Our staff will help you transfer the credits back to your school.You can make up for dropping a class or just get ahead. Courses run December 16, 2013 – January 10, 2014. Some are offered online and some are face-to-face.

Available Courses Include: • Personal Wellness 3 s.h. (DeWaard-Flickinger)

• Personal Finance 3 s.h. (Brietzke)

• Body Structure and Function 4 s.h. (Byrnes)

• Marriage and Family 3 s.h. (Higgins)

• Comprehensive Spreadsheets 3 s.h. (Fossey)

• Public Speaking 2 s.h. (Warner)

• Principles of Marketing 3 s.h. (Morse)

• Coaching Ethics, Techniques and Theory 1 s.h. (Sisco)

• Computer Business Applications 3 s.h. (Frank)

• Athletic Development and Human Growth 1 s.h. (Sisco)

• Introduction to Accounting 3 s.h. (Merfeld)

• Introduction to Anatomy and

• Medical Terminology I 3 s.h. (VanDenBosch)

Physiology for Coaching 1 s.h. (Terrell)

• Developmental Psychology 3 s.h. (Vance)

• Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 s.h. (Vrba)

• Child/Adolescent Psychology 3 s.h. (Kollman)

• Basic Word Processing 2 s.h. (McCurnin)

• Introduction to Economics 3 s.h. (McCurnin) K-5 Drinking Water System

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