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Front from left are male division winners: Hunter Meinders, Dominyk Price, Max Schaefer, Hayden Meinders, Brogyn Greensky and Brendan Price. Back row: Damon Olson, Logan Leesch, Taylor Ostermann and Justin Ullmann.

Alicea Porter of FTSB, left, presents Dylan Voortmann with a $100 prize as the winner of the bank’s “Take a Shot at the Pot” contest.

FTSB names first winner for 100th anniversary Winners in the female divisions of the 2014 North Iowa Free Throw Shootout include, front from left: Danessa Bruner, Brenna Paulson, Kendall Kahler, Elise Hinders and Ashlyn Bechler. Back row: Krista Schutter, Rebekah Jensvold, Kendall Melz and Shelby Heetland.

News Events Concert, variety show rescheduled for next Thursday The North Iowa High School band fundraiser concert and “Bucks for Boosters” Variety Show have been rescheduled for next Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the North Iowa Auditorium. The event was postponed due to weather. Admission to the concert is a free will donation. The Music Boosters will host a reception in the school commons after the concert.

Valentine expo returns to Buffalo Center

Emma Duve takes aim at the basket as she competes in the North Iowa Free Throw Shootout, held January 19 at the school gymnasium in Buffalo Center.

Ostermann leads free throw winners with perfect score

Sixty-five participants competed in the annual North Iowa Free Throw Shootout on Sunday, Jan. 19, sponsored by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank. Boys and girls competed across 10 age divisions, and this year’s winners were led by Taylor Ostermann of Buffalo Center with a perfect score in the 15-18

age division. Ostermann was the first contestant in the event’s history to make 20 of 20 shots. Previous perfect scorers include Stu Parr of Mason City, who shot 15/15 in the adult division in 2011, and Troy Kettwick of Buffalo Center, who made 15/15 when he was nine years old in 2004.

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Page 2........................................................................................... Opinion Page 3............................................................................................ Society Page 4.............................................................................................Church Page 5.............................................................Education/Ag/ Local News Page 6..............................................................................................Legals Page 7....................................................................................... Classifieds Page 8.................................................................................... Marketplace Page 9.............................................................................................. Sports Page 10.....................................................................................Area News

The second annual Love is in the Air Shopping Expo will take place this Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Heritage Town Center, Buffalo Center. More than 20 vendors will be on hand to help shoppers find the perfect gift for their special someone. The Grant Gleaners 4-H Club will serve food and drinks throughout the day, including coffee, rolls and muffins in the morning and maid rites and hot turkey sandwiches for lunch. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Buffalo Center Swimming Pool. Lunch proceeds will go to the Grant Gleaners.

New date for Soup-R Bingo

The B.C. Quasquicentennial Committee has rescheduled its “Soup-R Bingo” event for Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Heritage Town Center. Bingo begins at 3 p.m., with a soup supper being served from 5-6:30 p.m. for free will donations. Take-outs will be available.

Farmers Trust and Savings Bank is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014 by giving away cash prizes in a series of contests. The first contest was held January 6-17, and Dylan Voortmann won $100 in “Take a Shot at the Pot” at the bank’s Buffalo Center branch. The contest was a guessing game, where people were asked to guess

the total value of coins in a jar at the bank. The actual value of the coins totaled $176.54, and Voortmann was off by less than 50 cents with a guess of $177. There was one winner from each of the bank’s five branches, and all the winners of the monthly contests will be entered in a drawing on July 4 for a chance to take part in a special

contest at the bank’s anniversary party on August 23. That contestant will get to choose one envelope out of 100 envelopes containing various prizes, including a top prize of $100,000. The bank’s next contest is a baby picture guessing game featuring bank employees, which runs February 10-21.

Timely Mission welcomes new administrator Stephanie Morris of Britt is the new administrator of Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center. The Board of Directors named Morris to the position at the start of the year, following the retirement of long-time administrator Murray Berggren. “I love it here,” said Morris, who started at the nursing home on January 2. “This feels like being back home.” Morris is a graduate of West Hancock, and she attended Wartburg College before receiving her graduate degree in Michigan. She has been a nursing home administrator since 2005, most recently serving at Rotary Senior Living in Eagle Grove. The position is a good fit for Morris, who says she enjoys working with the elderly, as well as working with numbers. She also spends a lot of time working with families, who often have many questions about getting care for their loved ones. She says one of best things about TMNH is the staff, which works very well together. Morris notes that Timely Mission offers more than just long-term care, including rehab services to get people back on their feet following a major health problem or illness. Examples include services for patients who have suffered a heart attack, stroke, pneumonia or other illness. Morris says she’s happy to answer any questions from families, including those who may just want to know more for making decisions years down the road. She and her husband, Chad, live on a farm just outside of Britt along with their three children: Riley, Keegan

Stephanie Morris and Arianna. When she’s not busy working, Morris says she likes going places with the kids, gardening and watching football. The nursing home board invites

everyone to come meet Morris during an open house next Thursday, Feb. 6 from 2-4 p.m. at Timely Mission.


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Former residents of the Iowa Juvenile Home have testified before lawmakers in the state Senate. I met and talked to several girls who have gone through the program and several of the employees that work with the youth from the Iowa Juvenile Home. It seems the Des Moines Register went overboard about what was actually happening at the Iowa Juvenile Home. These young ladies do not have a place to put their lives back in order like the boys do in Eldora. Is this the way we want to handle this situation? I’m sure Governor Branstad’s heart is in the right place, but the people I talked to feel that they did a good job helping these youth get their lives in order. The youth that I talked to tell me that their lives were changed for the best. When we get all said and done, we need to do what is right for these children. With the release of Governor Terry Branstad’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal, many Iowans are giving the state budget a close look. And with the proposed $507.8 million increase in state spending, people are asking where all this new money is going. Much of the new spending proposed by Governor Branstad comes as a result of legislation passed during the 2013 session. The single largest increase is for the $245 per student increase in state supplemental aid for schools. With the current enrollment projections for the 2014-2015 school year, this commitment to provide a four percent increase will result

Capitol Highlights By Representative Tedd Gassman Iowa House District 7 tedd.gassman@legis.iowa.gov in $155.4 million of new financial support to Iowa schools. In addition to that, schools will also be receiving an additional $50.3 million to fund the various efforts included in the Education Reform package for this year. These two funding sources will raise the per pupil spending in FY 2015 to approximately $10,000 per student. Fiscal Year 2015 will also be the first year that the landmark Commercial Property Tax Reform legislation will be in effect. Commercial property tax credits and replacement of commercial property tax revenue for local governments will be funded this year. The Governor has proposed $50 million for the credits and $70 million for the replacement of lost property tax revenue to cities and counties. For the past several years, the federal government’s share of Iowa’s Medicaid program has been declining significantly. But the decrease in the federal share had never been as much as it is in FY 2015, when Washington will be sending 2.21 percent less to

Iowa. This amounts to an $86.6 million increase in the state costs for Medicaid and other programs in the Department of Human Services. With program growth included, the Governor is asking for a Medicaid increase of $97.7 million and an additional $9.1 million for the HAWK-I program. When these five programs are combined, they account for $433 million of new spending in the FY 2015 budget. The remaining $75 million of increases address freezing tuition at the three Regents Universities, funding the state’s Technology Reinvestment Fund out of the General Fund, addressing the funding requests of the Judicial Branch, and providing funding for the Governor’s Apprenticeship and Homebase Iowa policy initiatives.

As a whole, 41 percent of new money goes to various levels of Iowa’s education system. The first year of commercial property tax reform uses 24 percent of the increase. Medicaid, HAWK-I and the other programs of the Department of Human Services receive 21 percent of the new money. And the rest of state government gets the remaining 14 percent. Rep. Gassman is on the Education, Environmental Protection, Judiciary, and Local Government Committees, and serves as the Vice Chair of the Joint Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee. His district includes Emmet County, Winnebago County, and the northern parts of Kossuth County, including Algona. You can contact him at tedd. gassman@legis.iowa.gov.

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State budget work began Wednesday in the Iowa Senate. I am Ranking Member for the Senate on the Administration and Regulation subcommittee, which approves the budget for 16 agencies from State Auditor to the Department of Revenue. We have heard the budget request from half of them already. I stand with all Senate Republicans in an effort to protect Iowa taxpayers from excessive taxation and the expansion of government. Last year, we all voted against every budget proposal offered by our counterparts in the Senate majority. Why? We cannot support reckless and often unconstitutional spending. One of my favorite issues this session is a bill which exempts military retirement pay from state income tax. Over half of the states, including all neighboring states, have a similar law in place. Along with the tax exemption, the Home Base Iowa Act will enable all veterans to qualify for in-state

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40 Years Ago Tribune Files of Thursday, January 31, 1974 Residents of this area responded in numbers sufficient to not only reach the hoped-for total of 55 pints of blood for the Bloodmobile here, they exceeded the number with 60 pints collected. Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club and Post 21 of the American Legion are planning snowmobile races for Sunday afternoon, February 10. The races are to be held at the Ronald Dearing farm. 50 Years Ago Tribune Files of Thursday, January 30, 1964 It is certainly most appropriate, but also most unusual that the man most responsible for the name “Timely Mission” is also the oldest settler of Buffalo Township and of Buffalo Center. In 1900, Reuben Pomeroy bought an 80 acre farm located one mile west of the fast growing Buffalo Center. Its actual farming was by the late Henry Patterson. Mr. Patterson and Reuben Pomeroy, owner and renter, initiated the idea of sometime using the locale as the site of an old folks’ home. Together they started laying away a part of the profits towards an endowment fund. In 1953, they organized what they named The Timely Mission with George Carman, Anton Rank, and Frank Schleifer, directors. All papers were burned when the Pomeroy home on the farm was destroyed by fire. George Carman, seconded by Frank Schleifer, moved to turn over the farm and cash assets to the group of local civic leaders who were contemplating a building for the aged. The new group gave the new project the old name, “The Timely Mission Nursing Home”. Henry Hofbauer, chairman of the board, stated that memberships and contributions have been collected, and plans for a thorough fund raising campaign are nearing completion and be put in effect very soon.

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tuition at our state universities and provide college credit for technical skills acquired in the military. We want to honor our veterans who proudly served our great nation and provide a welcoming environment for them in Iowa. Last Tuesday, I attended my county caucus. I have been a part of this for well over 20 years. I am always impressed any Iowa citizen has the opportunity to express his or her views on the issues important to them. How many countries do you know encourage this type of participation? It does make a difference if we all stay engaged, and hold our elected officials accountable. On that note, I remind you I appreciate your input. Please contact me via email dennis.guth@legis.iowa.gov or by phone at 641-430-0424. I frequently remind myself not to lean on my own understanding, but to seek the guidance of the One who created all things. Thanks for the opportunity to represent you in the Iowa Senate.

30 Years Ago Tribune Files of Thursday, January 26, 1984 A first-time event is scheduled here at the Buffalo Center-Rake Community Schools, Saturday, January 28, when the North Iowa Conference wrestling tournament will be held in the north gymnasium. The Bison wrestling program is off to a good start under Coach Brian Coppess and their fans are urged to support the Bison. BCR is perhaps the youngest school in the conference which will be participating, in terms to duration of their wrestling program. Governor Terry Branstad and wife, Chris, are the happy parents of their third child, a son, Marcus Andrew. Marcus is the first child to be born to a sitting Iowa Governor since Iowa’s first Chief Executive, Ansel Briggs, in 1847. The Governor passed out blue “it’s a boy” suckers rather than traditional cigars as wife, Chris, objects to smoking.

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20 Years Ago Tribune Files of Thursday, January 27, 1994 The game here Friday night with the West Hancock Eagles was one of those classics that fans will recall for several years. The score was tied eleven times. The latest with a minute and a half remaining on the overtime clock, 46-46. Kevin Kakacek led the Bison with 15 points, Ned Wempen had 11, Shane Gelhaus 10, Ryan Smith 7, and Dan Kitzinger 5. The Bison won their first game of the season, 52-46. Terry Branstad, will “return to his roots” in the Forest City, LelandLake Mills area on February 1 announcing his bid for re-election to a fourth term as Governor of Iowa.

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10 Years Ago Tribune Files of Wednesday, January 29, 2004 Former Buffalo Centerites who have made their home in Britt for over 18 years, are the new managers of The Barn at the Gruis Recreation Area seven miles south of Buffalo Center. Expressing mixed trepidation and anticipation, Mark and Shelda Krull will greet the dining public on their first formal day in business at this location seven miles south of Buffalo Center Sunday, February 1, 2004. North Iowa will host the North Iowa Conference wrestling tournament on Saturday, January 31. This will be an all-day event with many of the top wrestlers in northern Iowa present.

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North Iowa Communities List of Events

Save the Date February 6 Open house introducing new administrator Stephanie Morris, Timely Mission Nursing Home, 2-4 p.m. Meeting for veterans and spouses featuring speaker Jack Caputo, Heritage Town Center, 6:30 p.m. February 8 Open house baby shower honoring Courtney & Brant Boekelman, Heritage Town Center, 2-4 p.m. February 9 Rake First Responders Breakfast Fundraiser, Rake Fire Station, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Open house baby shower honoring Emily Levine, 413 2nd St. SW, Buffalo Center, 2-4 p.m. NICS Community Wellness Center Open House and Ribbon Cutting, NICS, 3-5 p.m. February 12 NIB Girls’ Club starts after school February 16 B.C. Quasquicentennial Bingo and Soup Supper, HTC, bingo at 3 p.m.- soup 5 p.m. March 2 Annual Waffle Feed, Buffalo Center Fire Station, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bake Sale by American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary, Buffalo Center Fire Station, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. March 8 Third Annual Winter Gala, HTC, Social Hour 6 p.m. – Dinner, Auction and Entertainment, 7 p.m. March 13 Spring Coffee and Baked Food Sale, First Reformed Church, 9-11 a.m. April 13 Annual Lakota Fireman’s Brunch, Lakota Fire Station, 8 a.m.1 p.m. April 16 MS Walk Fundraiser, Rake Fire Hall, 11 a.m. August 23 Farmers Trust & Savings Bank 100th anniversary celebration, Lions Club Park, Buffalo Center, 3-7 p.m.

Rake SHARE Iowa deadline approaching

The Rake SHARE Iowa February deadline is Friday, February 7. Orders may be placed from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4 at Norske Hus in Rake and Wednesday, February 5 at the Bison Senior Center in Buffalo Center. Orders may also be placed with SHARE volunteer, Illa, at 5663558 or at 641-903-9409. For more information, or to place an order online, visit www.shareiowa.org. February orders will be available for pick on Saturday, February 22 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Rake City Hall.

Smith receives Golden Apple Award

KIMT TV paid a surprise visit to North Iowa Middle School social studies teacher Miss Amanda Smith last Tuesday, Jan. 21, to present her with the station’s Golden Apple Award. Smith was nominated for the award by about a dozen sixth graders in her World Cultures class, who say Miss Smith makes learning fun with lots of creative projects. Front from left are: Hunter Meinders, Eber Lopez and Jeremy Dirksen. Middle row: Megan Mitthun, MacKenzy Jensvold, Samantha Stenersen and Ella Hughes. Back row: Sierra Billick, Cody Smidt, Miss Amanda Smith, Harlie Lawson and Samantha Davis. Videos of the winners are typically posted on kimt.com

Burke chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC Cassandra Burke, a sophomore at North Iowa High School has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC on February 1416. She is the daughter of Jim Burke of St. Charles, MN and Scott and Carolyn Flo of Thompson. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal. Burke was nominated by Dr.

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Thursday, January 30 7th/8th girls basketball at Garner, 4:15 p.m. Wrestling at Lake Mills, 6:30 p.m. Heartwarmer’s Quilt Guild meets, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Friday, January 31 JV/V basketball with GarnerHayfield/Ventura, 4:00 p.m. LINKS Pulled Pork Fundraiser, NICS-Garner-basketball game, 4-8 p.m. Winter Stargazing Program, Thorpe Park, 7 p.m. Saturday, February 1 Valentine Shopping Expo, lunch served by Grant Gleaners, Heritage Town Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. NIC wrestling tournament, Lake Mills, 10 a.m. Varsity basketball at BelmondKlemme, 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 3 JV/V basketball at Graettinger/ Terril, 4:00 p.m. 7th/8th girls basketball with Garner, 4:15 p.m. 7th/8th wrestling at Forest City, 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 4 JV/V basketball with West Hancock, 4:00 p.m. 7th/8th girls basketball at Forest City, 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 5 Christian Women’s Club brunch and meeting, First Reformed Church, 9:30 a.m.

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Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent North Iowa High School based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. During the three-day Congress, Burke will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what is to be expected in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology. “This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Cassandra Burke are our future, and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.” The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy plans to launch in 2013 and 2014 are online

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Sunday, February 9 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Sausage, Coffee & Juice Free Will Donation

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social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more. The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. Based in Washington, DC, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. For more information, visit www. FutureDocs.com or call 202-5998442, x701.

National district headquarters has been sending out dues notices, which are not due until June, 2014. Our fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30. Dues are to be paid to Post 21 Auxiliary.

Ruter to be guest of honor

An open house bridal shower honoring Holly (Mayland) Ruter, will be held Saturday, February 1, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Rake. The couple is registered at Murra Hardware.

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“Not forsaking the assembling...together BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH Thompson, Iowa Pastor Lynn Noel Wednesday, January 29: Quilting, 8:15 a.m. Thursday, January 30: WISH Open, 5-7 p.m. Sunday, February 2: Confirmation, 9:15 a.m. Fellowship/Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Traditional Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 5: Quilting, 8:15 a.m. --------------------------------------BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH Buffalo Center, Iowa Mark Brickzin, Pastor Friday, January 31: Pastor’s Day Off Sunday, February 2: 4th Sunday after the Epiphany Worship/Baptism of Jocelyn Hager, 9:30 a.m. Fellowship/Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Class/ Confirmation, 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 4: LWR Sewing, 9:00 a.m. Area Clergy Text Study, 10:00 a.m. --------------------------------------COMMUNITY CHAPEL Lakota, Iowa Ron Wheeler, Pastor Wednesday, January 29: Bible Study and Prayer at the Parsonage, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30: Men’s Prayer Time, 6:30 a.m. Sunday, February 2: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 6:15 p.m. Evening Service, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5: Bible Study and Prayer at the Parsonage, 7:00 p.m. -------------------------------------FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Buffalo Center, Iowa Sunday, February 2: Worship, 9:00 a.m. --------------------------------------FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Buffalo Center, Iowa Pastor Brad DeVries Thursday, January 30: Prayer Time, 6:30 a.m. Sunday, February 2: Worship, 9:00 a.m. Fellowship, 10:15 a.m. Children’s Sunday School, “The Gospel Project”, 10:15 Adult Sunday School, “Christianity and the Arts”, 10:15 Meditations-Blue Earth Radio 1560, 12:05 p.m. --------------------------------------FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Lakota, Iowa Sunday, February 2: Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Worship Service – Gideon Representative, Speaker Mr. Arnold Eden --------------------------------------FIRST REFORMED CHURCH Buffalo Center, Iowa Pastor Bill Peake Wednesday, January 29: Pastor Bill is out of town this morning. Spirit Lifter’s meets in the church study, 11:00 a.m. - All are welcome to this

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weekly devotional Bible Study which requires no preparation. Our lesson (taken from the Upper Room Devotional – available for free in the church narthex) this week is “Being Still” drawn from Psalm 31:1924. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and ask, ‘Am I too distracted to hear God’s Voice?’ “Spirit Lifters” is intended to lift the spirits of real people living real lives in a not always uplifting world! Thursday, January 30: Timely Mission Nursing Home Bible Study will not meet today Pastor Bill attends the Pleasant Prairie Classis Executive Committee meeting at the Dumont Reformed Church in Dumont, 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 31: Pastor Bill is out of town this morning. Sunday, February 2: Worship with live broadcast on KIOW-FM 107.3 and simulcast world-wide on www. kiow.com, 9:30 a.m. Soup-er Bowl Sunday Soup Supper – free of charge – in the fellowship hall, 10:30 a.m. Children’s Choir practices in the sanctuary, 10:45 a.m. Catechism class meets with Pastor Bill in the youth lounge, 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Classes meet for children and youth, 11:00 a.m. Chancel Choir practice in the sanctuary, 11:00 a.m. All Classes are released promptly, 11:30 a.m. Monday, February 3: Pastor Bill is out of town this morning. Tuesday, February 4: Lectionary Text Study in the church study, 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 5: Pastor Bill is out of town this morning. Christian Women’s Club meets in the fellowship hall, 9:30 a.m. Spirit Lifter’s meets in the church study, 11:00 a.m. - All are welcome to this weekly devotional Bible Study which requires no preparation. Our lesson (taken from the Upper Room Devotional – available for free in the church narthex) this week is “The Triumph of Yellow” drawn from Isaiah 43:15-21. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and explore, ‘God can begin a new work in each of us.’ “Spirit Lifters” is intended to lift the spirits of real people living real lives in a not always uplifting world! --------------------------------------IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Rural Titonka Pastor Kim Peterson Wednesday, January 29: Confirmation at Immanuel, 6:00 p.m. WOW for kids at St. John’s, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 2: Worship at St. John’s, 8:30 a.m. Immanuel Sunday School, 8:50 a.m. Fellowship at St. John’s, 9:30 a.m. Worship at Immanuel, 10:00

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a.m. Souper Bowl of Caring Lunch at Immanuel, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, February 4: St. John’s WELCA Bible Study, 9:00 a.m. Quilting at St. John’s, 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5: Confirmation at St. John’s, 6:00 p.m. WOW for kids at St. John’s, 6:30 p.m. --------------------------------------RAMSEY REFORMED CHURCH Titonka, Iowa Pastor Perry DeGroot Wednesday, January 29: Catechism for grades 3-12, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1: Community Men’s Bible Study, 6:00 a.m. Sunday, February 2: Morning Worship with installation of new consistory, 9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 4: Consistory meeting, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5: Catechism for grades 3-12, 7:00 p.m. --------------------------------------ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Woden, Iowa Rural Titonka Pastor Kim Peterson Wednesday, January 29: Confirmation at Immanuel, 6:00 p.m. WOW for kids at St. John’s, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 2: Worship at St. John’s, 8:30 a.m. Immanuel Sunday School, 8:50 a.m. Fellowship at St. John’s, 9:30 a.m. Worship at Immanuel, 10:00 a.m. Souper Bowl of Caring Lunch at Immanuel, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, February 4: St. John’s WELCA Bible Study, 9:00 a.m. Quilting at St. John’s, 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5: Confirmation at St. John’s, 6:00 p.m. WOW for kids at St. John’s, 6:30 p.m. --------------------------------------ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH Lakota, Iowa Pastor Lynn Noel Wednesday, January 29: Pastor’s text study, 11:00 a.m. 8th Grade Confirmation, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2: Worship Service with Communion, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 5: Pastor’s text study, 11:00 a.m. Esther Circle, 1:30 p.m. 8th Grade Confirmation, 6:00-7:15 p.m. --------------------------------------SOLID ROCK MINISTRIES 3024 - 360th St., Buffalo Center Pastor Van Davis Friday, January 31: Supper, 6:00 p.m. Praise and Worship/Prayer, 7:00 p.m. Lesson and Discussion, 7:30 p.m. --------------------------------------UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Buffalo Center, Iowa Pastor Deb Devine Wednesday, January 29: Adult Bible Study, 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2: Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. Worship Service, 10:15 a.m. “Souper Bowl” lunch following service, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, February 4: Text Study, 10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study at Thompson Public Library, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 5: Adult Bible Study, 1:00 p.m. --------------------------------------UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Thompson, Iowa Pastor Deb Devine Wednesday, January 29: Bible Study, 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. Fellowship with Coffee, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:00 a.m. “Souper” Bowl Luncheon open to the community. Soups, Breads, Bars and Drinks. Freewill offering. 11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 4: Text Study, 10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study at Thompson Public Library, 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 5: Adult Bible Study, 1:00 p.m. --------------------------------------ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Rake, Iowa Terry Mahnke, Pastor Saturday, February 1: Bridal Shower for Holly (Mayland) Ruter, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 2: Worship with Communion, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.

Goodwill trailer in town Thursday

The Goodwill Ambassador Trailer will be in Buffalo Center January 30 through February 6, located in the lot behind Johnson’s Food Center. Goodwill will gratefully accept donations of clothing, usable working small appliances, and household goods, sporting goods and toys. People are asked to place their donations as far inside the trailer as possible. Goodwill is unable to accept furniture and large appliances or TVs.

Christian Women’s brunch next Wednesday

The Christian Women’s Club will hold a brunch and meeting next Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 9:30 a.m. at First Reformed Church. Music will be provided by Dennis and Connie Peteritis, and speaker and special feature will be Joy Miller of Amana with “From Broken to Beautiful”.

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Stargazing Friday night at Thorpe Park The Winnebago County Conservation Board will hold its annual Winter Stargazing program this Friday evening, Jan. 31. The program will be held at the entrance to Thorpe Park, beginning at 7:00 p.m., and will last about 45 minutes. During the program, Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls will give an informal tour of the winter nighttime sky. Some of the brightest and best-known constellations are visible in the winter sky, including Orion, Taurus the Bull, and the Gemini Twins. Jupiter will also be shining brightly. While at the program, people will learn how to identify some of the brighter stars and constellations, and will hear interesting facts about them, as well. Star charts will also be handed out to everyone afterwards to help them identify the stars

and constellations once they get back home. Finally, coffee and hot chocolate will be served around the fire back at the office for those who want to warm up before heading home. The Winter Stargazing program will be free and open to the public. People should be sure to come dressed for the temperatures. If the skies are cloudy that night, or the temperature/wind chill is below zero, the program will be postponed or canceled, and that announcement will run on the WCCB web site (www.winnebagoccb.com), the WCCB Facebook page, the WCCB Twitter feed, and on KIOW Radio (FM 107.3). For more information about the Winter Stargazing program, people can contact Naturalist Lisa Ralls at 641-565-3390 or at lralls@ winnebagoccb.com

Tenth District VFW Auxiliary meets On Sunday, Jan. 19, the Tenth District VFW Auxiliary met in Estherville, at the Post Home 3388. The meeting was called to order by Sr. Vice President, Lisa Hansen. There were seven Auxiliaries represented, with two Past Department Presidents, four Past District Presidents, and four Auxiliary Presidents present. The representative for the day was Department Chaplain, Donna Sorenson. The District winner of the Patriot’s Pen contest was Lauren Erickson of the Humboldt Middle School. She was presented a citation and a check for $50. She also received a patriotic jacket. The District Voice of Democracy winner was Joseph Cronkwright of Forest City High School, and sponsored by Leland VFW Post. He received a citation, pin, a check for $100, and a patriotic jacket. Joseph gave his speech for us. The student’s

parents were in attendance, and ate lunch with us. The winner of the “I Love America Because” essay contest was third grader Abigail Dorn of Clarion school, sponsored by Belmond VFW Post. Fourth grade essay winner of “My Favorite Freedom Is” was Kaitlyn Harms, Humboldt School, sponsored by Humboldt VFW Post. Fifth grade essay winner of “How Do We Show Our Pride In America” was Quinton Orr of Humboldt School, sponsored by Humboldt VFW Post. Department/Committee reports were given, as well as Presidents reports. Six bags of groceries were raffled off. The next meeting will be April 27 in Armstrong. Closing Ceremonies were held. Respectfully submitted, Sandi Holm - Secretary

Rake man sentenced for sexual abuse A Rake man will serve up to 25 years in prison, following his sentencing last week on one count of second-degree sexual abuse. Randy Bill Matton pleaded guilty to the charge last November, following an investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office last March.

The sentence carries a mandatory minimum of 17.5 years in prison. Upon completion of the sentence, Matton will be committed to the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department for Corrections for life and will be eligible for parole. Matton will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, Plant Disease course set for Feb. 12 Winnebago County Extension will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Feb. 12. The course runs from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Winnebago County Extension Office in Thompson. There is a fee for registration, and people may contact Valarie at the Extension Office to register or obtain additional information by calling 641-584-2261. The course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 1A, 1B, 1C, and 10. Some

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LAND TRANSFERS Vernis Gesme, Kay Murphy attorney-in-fact, to Roger Hodson and Nancy Hodson, Unit A, lot 1, West Plaza Condo, block 41, Forest City. Dewayne Maas and Berneice Maas to Dewayne Maas Rev Tr and Berneice Maas Rev Tr, lots 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 and 12, block 114, Buffalo Center. Jason Zielske and Erin Zielske to Bradley Torkelson, a portion of block 5, Forest City. Cole Phillips to Jason Zielske and Erin Zielske, lot 4, block 2, Westgate 2nd Subdivision, Forest City. Prairie View Bldg Co LLC to Debra Clark, lot 42, Prairie View Estate Subdivision, Forest City. Top of Iowa Cooperative to Five Star Cooperative, a tract commencing at the stone buried in

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Farm is located 6 ½ miles south of Hwy. 9 Buffalo Center on R-16 blacktop. Legal: : S ½ S ½ NW ¼ 20-98-26, Winnebago Co. IA. (Grant Township). Selling 40 acres m/l (38.53 crop acres FSA).. Seller: Clara I. Klasse Estate. Paul Aukes and Lilah Hobbs executors. FSA Data: Farm 4312, Tract 5110. Cropland: 38.53 acres. Corn base acres 23.4. Direct yield 122. CC yield 130. Soybean base acres 8.3. Direct yield 35. CC yield 42. Farm is classified as NHEL and all acres are prior-converted wetlands per Winnebago County NRCS. Real Estate Taxes: $892.91 for the year (gross 2012).. Terms: 10% down immediately following auction. Successful bidder will be required to sign a real estate contract. Balance to be paid in 30 days with certified check or wire transfer, when court officer’s deed and an abstract showing merchantable title will be delivered. Taxes will be prorated to day of closing. Closing to be held at the law office of Potter & Duer PLC, Buffalo Center, IA. Possession to be given at closing. Property is being sold subject to lease for 2014. Successful buyer will receive all rents for 2014 crop year. Rick Potter attorney for the Estate. Gary Garst Auction is acting as agent for the sellers. No buyers premium. Announcements: Information provided here-in was obtained from sources deemed reliable. However, the Auctioneer, Executors, Estate, and their agents makes no guarantee to its accuracy. Prospective bidders must verify all information provided, inspect the property, and to rely on their own conclusion prior to the sale. Announcements made sale day will take precedence over previously printed material or oral statements. For full auction bill see www.midwestauction.com

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PAGE 6 — Buffalo Center (Iowa) Tribune — Wednesday, January 29, 2014 January 13, 2014 The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors met in session at 9:00 A.M. January 13, 2014 adjourned from January 6, 2014. Present: Supervisors Durby and Wubben Absent: Supervisor Stensrud On a motion by Durby and seconded by Wubben the Supervisors moved to approve the minutes for the January 6, 2014 Board

Meeting and approve the agenda for January 13, 2014. All voted aye. Motion carried. Jim Oulman discussed his request for Heritage Park in the amount of $3,000.00. On a motion by Durby and seconded by Wubben the Supervisors moved to approve the Treasurer’s semi-annual report. All voted aye. Motion carried. On a motion by Durby and seconded by Wubben the Supervisors moved to approve

the following Auditor’s Transfers: #3532 for $15,195.14 from Rural Basic to Secondary Roads and #3533 for $576.61 from Rural Basic to Winnebago County Fair Association. All voted aye. Motion carried. On a motion by Durby and seconded by Wubben the Supervisors moved to approve the Recorder’s Quarterly report. All voted aye. Motion carried. On a motion by Durby and seconded by

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Wubben the Supervisors moved to approve the Sheriff’s Quarterly report. All voted aye. Motion carried. On a motion by Durby and seconded by Wubben the Supervisors moved to approve the Auditor’s Quarterly report. All voted aye. Motion carried. On a motion by Durby and seconded by Wubben the Supervisors moved to approve the following Contractor’s for Drainage District work; Helgeson Contracting, Rogness Bros Excavating, LaHarv, Holland Contracting, K&N Excavating. All voted aye. Motion carried. The Supervisors tabled the discussion to authorize non-approved drainage contractors on a case by case basis until next week. On a motion by Wubben and seconded by Durby the Supervisors moved to approve petitions and bills for DD 3-11 Main Ditch, DD 6 Lat 5, DD 7, and DD 22. All voted aye. Motion carried. Dave Randall, Randall Construction and Kevin Williams, Maintenance discussed the courthouse stair repair project. Scott Meinders discussed secondary road matters including a pup trailer they purchased. On a motion by Wubben and seconded by Durby the supervisors moved to approve the following resolution. All voted aye. Motion carried. Resolution No. 01-13-14-20-001 A RESULOTION ADOPTING DOCUMENTS PERTIANING TO WINNEBAGO COUNTY’S COMPLIANCE WITH TITIEL VI PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 WHEREAS, Winnebago County has been a recipient of federal financial assistance from the U. S. Department of Transportation; and WHEREAS, in receiving such financial assistance Winnebago County is mandated to comply with the provision of Title I of the civil Rights Act of 1964; and WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Transportation has directed Winnebago County to adopt certain documents and put certain programs into place in order to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and WHEREAS, in order to continue receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation the adoption of certain documents and establishment of certain programs is necessary. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Winnebago County that: 1. The County’s Auditor is hereby designated the Title VI Coordinator for Winnebago County. 2. The Winnebago County Title VI Plan is hereby adopted and that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Title VI Coordinator are authorized to sign said plan where required. 3. The Standard DOT Title VI Assurances are hereby adopted and that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is authorized to sign said document were required. 4. The Title VI Notice to the Public is hereby adopted and shall be posted where other public notices are displayed in the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse and County Engineer’s Office. Furthermore, said notice shall be placed on the County’s official website. 5. The Title VI Coordinator is authorized to take any other actions necessary and/ or recommended by the Iowa Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation, and other designated authority to comply with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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must be published, as provided in Section 331.305 of the Code of Iowa, with the minutes of the meeting at which the Board adopts a resolution setting the date for an election on the question of issuing such bonds; NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Winnebago County, Iowa, as follows: Section 1. The Board of Supervisors intends to construct, furnish and equip a Public Safety Center, including site improvements, demolition and the acquisition of real estate, at an estimated cost not to exceed $5,380,000. In accordance with Section 331.442 of the Code of Iowa, this cost figure is an estimate and is not intended to be binding on the Board in later proceedings related to the Project. Section 2. A special county election is hereby called and ordered to be held in and for the County on March 4, 2014, at which there will be submitted to the voters of the County the following proposition: “Shall the County of Winnebago, State of Iowa, enter into a loan agreement and issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount of $5,250,000, for the purpose of constructing, furnishing and equipping a Public Safety Center, including site improvements, demolition and the acquisition of real estate?” Section 3. All of the foregoing matters are adopted and resolved by this Board, and the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to issue a proclamation and notice of the proposition and of the time and place of the election and to take all other actions necessary pursuant to state law to conduct the election. In addition, in accordance with Sections 331.305 and 331.442 of the Code of Iowa, the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to publish the minutes of the Board meeting at which this Resolution is adopted, including the full text of this Resolution, and to publish along with those minutes the Board’s Notice of Special Bond Election that is attached to this Resolution. Section 4. All resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, to the extent of such conflict. NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOND ELECTION The Board of Supervisors of Winnebago County, Iowa, hereby gives notice that a special county election will be held on March 4, 2014, at which there will be submitted to the voters of the County the following proposition: “Shall the County of Winnebago, State of Iowa, enter into a loan agreement and issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount of $5,250,000, for the purpose of constructing, furnishing and equipping a Public Safety Center, including site improvements, demolition and the acquisition of real estate?” In accordance with Section 331.442 of the Code of Iowa, the Board also hereby gives notice that the estimated cost of the Public Safety Center project will not exceed $5,380,000. This cost figure is an estimate and is not intended to be binding on the Board in later proceedings related to the project. WINNEBAGO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ORDER REGARDING CONDUCT OF ELECTION As County Auditor of Winnebago County, Iowa, I do hereby approve, ratify and confirm all action taken by the Board of Supervisors of the County incorporated in the attached and foregoing resolution adopted by the Board on January 15, 2014, and as Commissioner of this election, do hereby order that the election referred to in such resolution shall be administered and conducted in the manner provided in such resolution and as required by state law. WITNESS MY HAND this 15th day of January, 2014. (Signed) County Auditor Passed and approved January 15, 2014. (Signed) Chairperson, Board of Supervisors Attest: (Signed) County Auditor The session was adjourned until 9:00 A.M. January 20, 2014. __________________________ Warren Wubben, Chairperson Attest: _________________________ Karla Niederkofler, Auditor Published in the Buffalo Center Tribune on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Special Meeting Monday, January 20, 2014 The North Iowa Community School Board of Education met in special session on Monday, January 20, 2014, in the Family Consumer Science Classroom. The meeting was called to order at 7:31 p.m. by President Giesking with members Duve, Giesking, Holstad, Price, and Sachs answering roll call. Holstad and Price attended via telephone conference as it was inconvenient to do so otherwise. Absent: Balvance and Wubben. Also in attendance were Supt. Myer and Sec. Meinders. No Guests. Duve moved, Price seconded to approve the agenda as written. Ayes: 5 . Carried. Holstad moved, Sachs seconded to approve the maximum on-time funding modified allowable growth for increasing enrollment in the amount of $48,594.00. Ayes: 5. Carried. Duve moved, Sachs seconded to approve the maximum modified allowable growth for open enrollment out in the amount of $7,201.00.

Ayes: 5. Carried. Price moved, Holstad seconded to approve the maximum modified allowable growth for LEP instruction beyond 5 years in the amount of $4,112.00. Ayes: 5. Carried. Sachs moved, Duve seconded the approved of resignation from Dyanna Quisling as paraprofessional effective 1/31/14 and cheerleading coach at the end of the 2013-14 school year. Ayes: 5. Carried. Sachs moved, Holstad seconded to approve a contract for Kimberly K. Ostermann, paraprofessional. Ayes: 5. Carried. Duve moved, Sachs seconded to approve 2014 Driver’s Education Fees at $260 in District, and $280.00 for students out of the district. Ayes: 5. Carried. Sachs moved, Duve seconded to adjourn. Ayes: 5. Carried. The time was 7:40 a.m. Rande Giesking, President Sara Meinders, Board Secretary EOE/AA Published in the Buffalo Center Tribune on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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__________________________ Warren Wubben, Chairperson Attest: _________________________ Karla Niederkofler, Auditor January 14, 2014 The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors met in session at 9:00 A.M. January 14, 2014 adjourned from January 13, 2014. Present: Supervisors Durby and Wubben Absent: Supervisor Stensrud Budget meetings with Department heads were held. The session was adjourned until 9:00 A.M. January 15, 2014. __________________________ Warren Wubben, Chairperson Attest: _________________________ Karla Niederkofler, Auditor January 15, 2014 The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors met in session at 9:00 A.M. January 15, 2014 adjourned from January 14, 2014. Present: Supervisors Durby and Wubben; Stensrud by phone Absent: Dave Randal and Kevin Williams discussed the courthouse stair repair project. On a motion by Durby and seconded by Wubben the Supervisors moved to approve the following resolution. Voting aye: Durby and Wubben. Voting nay: Stensrud stating reasons of rushing the election and inflated transportation costs. Motion carried. SET DATE FOR BOND ELECTION (Public Safety Center) 452737-7 Forest City, Iowa January 15, 2014 A meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Winnebago County, Iowa, was held at the Winnebago County Courthouse, Forest City, Iowa, on January 15, 2014, at 10 o’clock a.m. The meeting was called to order and there were present the Chairperson and the following named Supervisors: Present: Durby and Wubben; Stensrud by phone. Absent: . Supervisor Durby introduced a resolution setting a date for an election on the question of entering into a loan agreement and issuing general obligation bonds for the purpose of constructing, furnishing and equipping a Public Safety Center, including site improvements, demolition and the acquisition of real estate, in the form next hereinafter set out, and moved its adoption, seconded by Supervisor Wubben, and after due consideration thereof by the Board of Supervisors, the Chairperson put the question upon the adoption of the resolution and the roll being called, the following named Supervisors voted: Ayes: Durby and Wubben Nays: Stensrud Whereupon, the Chairperson declared the motion duly carried and the resolution adopted. (Signed) Chairperson, Board of Supervisors Attest: (Signed) County Auditor RESOLUTION NO. 1-15-14-01-01 Resolution setting March 4, 2014, as the date for an election on the proposition of entering into a loan agreement and issuing general obligation bonds for the purpose of constructing, furnishing and equipping a Public Safety Center, including site improvements, demolition and the acquisition of real estate WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) of Winnebago County, Iowa (the “County”) has deemed it necessary and advisable that the County be authorized to construct, furnish and equip a Public Safety Center, including site improvements, demolition and the acquisition of real estate (the “Project”) and enter into a loan agreement and issue its bonds in a principal amount not exceeding $5,250,000 to finance the cost of the Project; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 331.442 of the Code of Iowa, before the County may issue its bonds for such purpose, the County must hold a special election upon such proposition and receive a favorable vote from at least 60% of the total votes cast at such special election; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 331.442 of the Code of Iowa, as part of the Board’s action to set a date for an election on such proposition, the Board must publish notice of such proposition, including a statement of the amount and purpose of the bonds to be issued, and a statement of the estimated cost of the Project, which notice

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sportS Grapplers claim fourth at Estherville duals Bowlers knocked down in three matches Buffalo Center (Iowa) Tribune — Wednesday, January 29, 2014 — PAGE 9

The Forest City Indians took fourth place as they went 2-3 at the Estherville Lincoln Central Duals held Saturday, Jan. 18 in Estherville. Blue Earth Area took first place at the meet, followed by Linn-Mar, Estherville Lincoln Central, Forest City, Bishop Heelan and Spirit Lake Park. Beau Sorenson (160) defeated four opponents including two pins, a technical fall and a major decision. Tristan Boehm (138) and Tyler Putney (285) each downed three opponents each with two pins apiece. Also tallying two pins for the day were Alex Paulson (220), Jake Staudt (182), Tyler Prescott (195) and Andrew Mettry (106). Blue Earth Area 57 Forest City 13 145-Jordan Stelter (BE) over Austin Lewis (FC) Fall, 4:44. 152Luke Schavey (BE) over Landon Josten (FC) Fall, 1:04. 160-Beau Sorenson (FC) over Gus Phillips (BE) Maj, 15-7. 170-David Franta (BE) over Tyler Brock (FC) Fall, 2:50. 182-Kolt Gorg (BE) over Jake Staudt (FC) SV-1, 3-1. 195-Jacob Johnson (BE) over Tyler Prescott (FC) Dec, 6-2. 220-Alex Paulson (FC) over Jared Armon (BE) Fall, 2:46. 285-Tyler Putney (FC) over Martin Granados (BE) Dec, 2-0. 106-Adam Legred (BE) over Andrew Mettry (FC) Dec, 9-5. 113Zach Buseman (BE) over Samuel Swanson (FC) Fall, 3:23. 120-Matt Goodrich (BE) won by forfeit. 126-Camden Bowers (BE) won by forfeit. 132-Alec Huber (BE) over Maverick Freerksen (FC) Fall, 2:27. 138-Mike Ankeny (BE) over Tristan Boehm (FC) Fall, 2:43. Forest City 39 Bishop Heelan 36 152-Bo Rus (BH) over Landon Josten (FC) Fall, 2:36. 160-Beau Sorenson (FC) over Christian Engel (BH) TF, 21-3. 170-Tony Tobin (BH) over Tyler Brock (FC) Fall, 0:59. 182-Jake Staudt (FC) over Brett Hegarty (BH) Fall, 0:37.

Alex Paulson works to get out of bottom in the second period against Hampton-Dumont’s Kendrick Suntken. He earned a reversal and eventually won by a 13-5 major decision. (Kristi Nixon photo) 195-Christian Brobst (BH) over Snyder (E) over Tyler Brock (FC) Radcliffe (SLP) Fall, 1:28. 145Tyler Prescott (FC) Fall, 0:43. 220- Fall, 1:35. 182-Jake Bortvit (E) Zach Skopec (SLP) over Austin Alex Paulson (FC) won by forfeit. over Jake Staudt (FC) SV-1, 3-1. Lewis (FC) Fall, 1:43. 152-Ethan 285-Tyler Putney (FC) over Jack 195-Tyler Prescott (FC) over Austin Bergendahl (SLP) over Landon Niggeling (BH) Fall, 1:00. 106-Alex Egeland (E) Fall, 0:17. 220-Chase Josten (FC) Fall, 4:38. 160-David Anson (BH) over Andrew Mettry Bonner (E) over Alex Paulson Trucksess (SLP) over Beau Sorenson (FC) Fall, 4:24. 113-Joe Vondrak (FC) Dec, 7-5. 285-Tyler Putney (FC) Fall, 0:47. Forest City’s team (BH) over Samuel Swanson (FC) (FC) won by forfeit. 106-Andrew score was adjusted by 1.000 for Fall, 2:25. 120-Double forfeit. Mettry (FC) over Zackary Snyder criteria I tie breaker. 126-Pierce Gelhaus (FC) won by (E) Fall, 1:05. 113-Juan Castro (E) Linn-Mar 44 forfeit. 132-Andy Stubblefield (BH) over Samuel Swanson (FC) Fall, Forest City 30 over Maverick Freerksen (FC) Fall, 0:27. 120-Easton Gifford (E) won 5:45. 138-Tristan Boehm (FC) over by forfeit. 126-Clay Budach (E) 182-Jake Staudt (FC) won by Jared Ludwig (BH) Maj, 13-3. won by forfeit. 132-Oscar Ramirez forfeit. 195-Andrew Holladay (LM) 145-Austin Lewis (FC) over Alex (E) over Derrick Wubben (FC) Fall, over Tyler Prescott (FC) Maj, 16Watkins (BH) Fall, 5:25. 0:26. 138-Tristan Boehm (FC) over 4. 220-Alex Paulson (FC) won Thomas Bortvit (E) Fall, 1:56. 145- by forfeit. 285-Tyler Putney (FC) Estherville 45 Cole Budach (E) over Austin Lewis over Dallas McFarland (LM) Fall, Forest City 30 (FC) Dec, 7-6. 152-Blake Gjerde (E) 3:21. 106-Andrew Mettry (FC) 160-Beau Sorenson (FC) over Kelly over Landon Josten (FC) Fall, 0:50. over Charli Petersen (LM) Fall, Clabaugh (E) Fall, 3:22. 170-Billy 0:56. 113-Noah Ajram (LM) over Samuel Swanson (FC) Fall, 0:34. Forest City 43 120-Hunter Ackerman (LM) won Spirit Lake Park 42 170-Justin Jones (SLP) over Tyler by forfeit. 126-Alijah Jeffery (LM) Brock (FC) Fall, 3:06. 182-Jake won by forfeit. 132-Johnny Clymer Staudt (FC) over Javier Tapia (SLP) (LM) over Derrick Wubben (FC) TF, Fall, 1:31. 195-Tyler Prescott (FC) 16-0. 138-Damon Griffin (LM) over results last week with a 2-2 record in over Jacob Jenness (SLP) Fall, 1:30. Tristan Boehm (FC) Dec, 5-2. 145Adam Eden (FC) pinned Ben Auten 220-Alex Paulson (FC) over Hunter AJ Geers (LM) over Austin Lewis (WBM), 1:46. 285-Tyler Putney Akers (SLP) Fall, 0:50. 285-Tyler (FC) Dec, 5-1. 152-Matt Schlegel (FC) won by forfeit. 106-Double Putney (FC) won by forfeit. (LM) over Landon Josten (FC) Fall, forfeit. 113-Samuel Swanson (FC) 106-Andrew Mettry (FC) won by 1:51. 160-Beau Sorenson (FC) over won by forfeit. 120-Andrew Mettry forfeit. 113-Samuel Swanson (FC) Andrew Verhille (LM) Fall, 3:15. (FC) won by forfeit. 126-Double won by forfeit. 120-Gavin Kramer 170-Logan Hagmeier (LM) over forfeit. 132-Maverick Freerksen (SLP) won by forfeit. 126-Alec Noah Paulson (FC) Fall, 1:52. Linn(FC) pinned Harmon Atwood Harrington (SLP) won by forfeit. Mar’s team score was adjusted by (WBM), 5:55. 138-Tristan Boehm 132-Daniel Trucksess (SLP) over -1.000 for unsportsmanlike conduct (FC) pinned Travis Fehr (WBM), Maverick Freerksen (FC) Fall, 0:49. on coach. 1:28. 145-Austin Lewis (FC) won 138-Tristan Boehm (FC) over Jac by forfeit.

Putney marks 100th win as Indians go 2-2

The Forest City Indians had mixed duals, but the week was highlighted by the 100th career win of senior Tyler Putney. The Indians started the week with a quadrangular at Belmond-Klemme on Monday, Jan. 20, where they went 2-1. Forest City lost to ClarionGoldfield 53-26 but beat BelmondKlemme 54-24 and won a shutout over West Bend-Mallard 70-0. Tristan Boehm (138) and Tyler Brock (170) each had two pins for the day, and Beau Sorenson (160) and Tyler Putney (285) also defeated two opponents. The Indians traveled to Hampton on Thursday, Jan. 23, where they fell just short against the Bulldogs in a 36-34 loss. Putney recorded his 100th career win in dramatic fashion, as he defeated the top-ranked 285 pound wrestler in 2A, Mario Peña, in a 2-1 ultimate tiebreaker. Picking up pins for the Indians were Sorenson (160), Tyler Prescott (195) and Boehm (138). January 20 Clarion-Goldfield 53 Forest City 26 145-Brady Brott (CG) pinned Austin Lewis (FC), 3:48. 152-Logan Nelson (CG) pinned Landon Josten (FC), 3:13. 160-Beau Sorenson (FC) pinned Ben Powers (CG), 1:57. 170-Jordan Lee (CG) pinned Tyler Brock (FC), 1:36. 182-Jake Staudt (FC) pinned Triston Mewes (CG), 1:13. 195-Tyler Prescott (FC) pinned Ryan Anderson (CG), 2:28. 220Alex Paulson (FC) maj. dec. Caleb Hanson (CG), 9-1. 285-Tyler Putney (FC) maj. dec. Mitch Gambrill (CG), 11-2. 106-Justin Portillo (CG) won by forfeit. 113-Josh Portillo (CG) pinned Blake Jacobs (FC), 0:55. 120-Lucas Lienemann (CG) won by forfeit. 126-Calen Rosenbaum (CG) won by forfeit. 132-Joel Haberman (CG) tech. fall Derrick Wubben (FC) 4:24, 15-0. 138-Taylor Lehman (CG) pinned Tristan Boehm (FC), 4:55. Forest City 70 West Bend-Mallard 0 152-Landon Josten (FC) maj. dec. Nolan Grimm (WBM), 13-4. 160Beau Sorenson (FC) won by forfeit. 170-Tyler Brock (FC) pinned Dalton Knobloch (WBM), 0:46. 182-Jake Staudt (FC) won by forfeit. 195-Tyler Prescott (FC) won by forfeit. 220-

Forest City 54 Belmond-Klemme 24 138-Tristan Boehm (FC) pinned Jonny Dugger (BK), 1:07. 145-Austin Lewis (FC) won by forfeit. 152-Landon Josten (FC) won by forfeit. 160-Beau Sorenson (FC) dec. Race Toftey (BK), 3-0. 170-Tyler Brock (FC) pinned Nick Raftis (BK), 5:27. 182-Jake Staudt (FC) won by forfeit. 195-Tyler Prescott (FC) won by forfeit. 220Alex Paulson (FC) won by forfeit. 285-Tyler Putney (FC) dec. Luke Worden (BK), 9-3. 106-Juan Guido (BK) won by forfeit. 113-Blake Jacobs (FC) pinned Zach Anderson (BK), 1:16. 120-Zach Andrews (BK) pinned Samuel Swanson (FC), 1:23. 126-Mike Anderson (BK) won by forfeit. 132-Tanner Heaberlin (BK) pinned Maverick Freerksen (FC), 1:17. January 23 Hampton-Dumont 36 Forest City 34 160-Beau Sorenson (FC) pinned Alex Gonzalez (HD), 3:23. 170-Grant Lehmann (HD) pinned Tyler Brock (FC), 3:00. 182-Logan Chipp (HD) dec. Jake Staudt (FC), 2-1. 195-Tyler Prescott (FC) pinned Isaiah Noelck (HD), 4:12. 220-Alex Paulson (FC) maj. dec. Kendrick Suntken (HD), 13-5. 285-Tyler Putney (FC) dec. UTB Mario Peña (HD), 2-1. 106-Andrew Mettry (FC) won by forfeit. 113-Carter Barkema (HD) pinned Samuel Swanson (FC), 0:46. 120-Jesse Irons (HD) won by forfeit. 126-Gustavo Jacome (HD) won by forfeit. 132-Maverick Freerksen (FC) dec. Joe Schall (HD), 4-1. 138-Tristan Boehm (FC) pinned Caleb Chaney (HD), 3:57. 145-Johnny Guerrero (HD) dec. Landon Josten (FC), 7-1. 152-Isaac Shelton (HD) pinned Tom West (FC), 2:34.

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The North Iowa bowlers hosted district front-runners Waverly-Shell Rock on Monday, Jan. 13, as the Go-Hawks topped both of the home teams. The North Iowa boys lost their match 2739-2276, while the girls lost 2486-2067. Spencer Armstrong scored the high game and series for the Bison, with games of 167 and 212 for a 379 total. “Even the best bowlers have bad games; what makes them different is that they don’t dwell and come back with a good game,” said Coach Doug Aukes. Noah Melz was the number two bowler for the Bison with a 366 series. “I call Noah Mr. Consistency,” said Aukes. “[He] seems to always have a 350 series or better.” Next up were Cameron Roth with a 282, Josh Clarke 260, Zach Dirksen 240 and Ryan Schiefelbein 201. On the girls’ side, Alyssa Knudson had the high game and series for both teams, as she scored 191 and 175 for a 366 series. Allison Almelien tied for the high game, scoring 171 and 191 for a 362 series. Katie Stelter totaled 223, followed by Chelsey Roth 205 and Megan Davis 176. “North Iowa was the only team that beat [the Waverly girls] last year, but this is a new year, and they have stepped up their game,” said Coach Aukes. “As a team, we did not have our best day and need to keep improving every week.” AGWSR The North Iowa boys hosted AGWSR at Buffalo Lanes on Friday, Jan. 17, for their final home game of the season. The Cougars bested the Bison by a margin of 2684-2457. Spencer Armstrong posted the highest game and series of the meet, scoring 249 and 216 for a 465 series. He was followed by Noah Melz with a 355 total. Cameron Roth scored 273 and Josh Clarke knocked down 266 pins. “When Josh and Cameron relax they can score some of their better games,” said Coach Aukes. Zach Dirksen scored a 234, and Aukes says he’s benefitted from making some changes in practice. Ryan Schiefelbein rounded out the scoring with a 198 series, including a season-high game of 120. Forest City The Bison and Lady Bison traveled to Forest City last Friday, Jan. 24, to face the Indians at Super Bowl Lanes. The North Iowa boys lost their match 2735-2424, while the girls lost a close one, 1893-1808. Spencer Armstrong once again led the boys with games of 206 and 226 for a 432 series. Noah Melz followed with a 358 series, Josh Clarke scored 302, Cameron Roth 243 and Zach Dirksen 209. PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that there is a vacancy in the office of Councilperson whose term was to begin January 2, 2014 and end December 31, 2017. The vacancy commenced on January 2, 2014. The Council intends to make an appointment to fill the vacancy at a meeting scheduled for February 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Residents are further informed that unless a petition is received within fourteen days of the date of this notice, or within fourteen days of the date of appointment, whichever is later, the City Council proposes to make the appointment to fill the position until the next pending election. The Council, in fulfillment of its legal duty, will appoint a person only temporarily to the position if such petition is received and will call an election for a date to be approved by the county commissioner of elections. By Order of the Thompson City Council

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“Forest City has a solid team from lead off to anchor bowlers,” said Aukes. He notes that Armstrong was ranked #6 in the state last week with a 215 average, while the #1 ranked player has a 230 average. Alyssa Knudson was the leader for the girls with games of 212 and 191 for a 403 series. Allison Almelien was next with a 249 series, followed by Megan Davis 196, Katie Stelter 186 and Chelsey Roth 143. “We did not bowl our best score as a team,” said Coach Aukes. “This is part of bowling adjustments to different conditions as we bowl on different lanes.” Aukes says Knudson was also ranked last week at #4 in the state with a 196 average. That’s just five pins off the #1 bowler with a 201 average. The bowlers are scheduled to return to Forest City on February 7 for a triangular with Forest City and Tripoli. The State Qualifying meet is February 17 at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo.

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Jack Ralls of Buffalo Center was among eight members of the Algona High School Band selected to participate in the North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (NCIBA) District Honor Band Festival. The festival was held at the North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City on Saturday, Jan. 11. These talented musicians had their performance resumes submitted by their teachers, and the top students were chosen for the band. The students started the festival day with a chair audition and then rehearsed throughout the day in preparation for the evening concert. Students selected for membership in the 11-12 Grade Honor Band were, front from left: Amelia Hansen, alto sax; Sophie Edgerton, bassoon; David Shellabarger, trombone; and Jack Ralls, tenor sax. Back row: Emma Schmidt, clarinet; Adam Denner, tuba; Peter Jorgenson, alto sax; and Kevin Blaha-Polson, trumpet. (Photo by Kurt Kissinger)

NIC rematches begin with Bison down two The North Iowa Bison kicked off the second round of the conference basketball season last week, as they faced the top two teams in the conference. The Bison hosted Lake Mills on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and while the Bison won the second and third quarters, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Bulldogs’ early lead. Lake Mills won the contest, 61-49. Tate Corporon scored a gamehigh 22 points, followed by Dylan Voortmann with 11. Corporon and Voortmann also led in rebounds, with 16 and eight respectively. “Derek, Trevor and Connor did a good job of defending both Kingland brothers,” said Bison Head Coach Chad Hinders. “When you take away their two top scorers, you are hoping there is not another player that can pick up the slack. Unfortunately, that was not the case – Josh Peters, Paul Pins and Taylor Throne each came up with key shots in crucial situations in the game. “We were down 15-1 early, in large part to a couple threes by Throne and transition baskets by Peters. Also, offensively, we were not patient, and we were trying to force the ball into areas that were defended heavily,” said Hinders. “Early turnovers led to easy baskets for them ,which in turn caused us to force even more. We settled down in the second and third quarters and were able to outscore the Bulldogs in each quarter. “We kept cutting in to the Bulldog lead, and about midway through the third quarter, we found ourselves down by four with the ball,” explained the coach. “We had two possessions with that same scenario but could not convert. Lake Mills made a couple shots, including one at the third quarter buzzer, to seemingly gain back momentum. We tired, and they made their free throws (12-14), and the Bulldogs came away with a victory. “I liked the effort!” said Hinders. “That is one thing that is a constant

with our players – they really do put forth a concerted effort to do their very best. We are in these games but have not found a way to put the ball in the basket in crucial situations to put pressure on our opposition late in contests.” Lake Mills North Iowa

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The competition didn’t get any easier on Friday night, Jan. 24, as North Iowa traveled to Forest City. The Bison were in contention early but fell behind on offense, losing 6345. Voortmann led the Bison in scoring with a season-high 16 points, followed by Derek Yegge with three three-pointers for nine points. Corporon had 10 rebounds and five blocks. Austin Paden had four assists. “The task against Forest City was to hold down the conference’s and area’s leading scorer, Erich Erdman,” said Hinders. “Once again, I thought the trio of Derek, Trevor, and Connor did their best at holding both Erdmans at bay.” Erich Erdman lived up to his reputation as one of the area’s better players, as he scored 27 points and found open teammates who made layups. “The real problem on the night was foul trouble,” said Hinders. “With all the driving the Indians do, Tate and Dylan picked up early fouls, causing us problems. Both were sitting in the second when things were starting to get out of control. Both were able to play about three minutes in the second with three fouls. This sparked a mini run, and we were able to trim the lead to eight at the half. “We came out and scored first to pull within six. Then, our offensive output sputtered. The Indians outscored us 17-9, and we were never able to pull get the lead under ten the rest of the night. “Defensively, we are doing the things needed to compete in this

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Winter often means being stuck indoors for months at a time, but the Winnebago County Conservation Board is offering people an opportunity to get outside. The board will host a Winter Walk at Thorpe Park on Saturday afternoon, February 15, beginning at the park office at 1:00 p.m. The walk will last about 45-60 minutes. During the walk, Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls will point out signs of wildlife and will discuss the various ways that plants and animals deal with winter weather. The walk will be free and open to people of all ages. People should be sure to dress for the temperatures, including wearing warm boots. Cookies and hot refreshments will be served back at the office after the walk. There is no need to preregister, but, if people want more information, they can contact Lisa Ralls at 641-565-3390 or at lralls@winnebagoccb.com. In case of inclement weather, the walk will either be postponed or canceled, and that announcement will run on KIOW Radio (FM 107.3), as well as on the WCCB’s web site (www.winnebagoccb.com), Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

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league,” said Hinders. “Our problems lie in the offensive end. We need to find some consistency on the outside so teams can focus on someone other than Tate. Tate is double- if not triple-teamed sometimes. We are getting good looks at the basket; our shots are just not falling as consistently as I feel we are capable of doing. This is getting better, but another glaring fact is our free throw shooting percentage. We are getting to the line a little more, but we are not converted. Games cannot be won when teams are outscoring us by at least ten points a night on the line. We need to find ways to get to the line more and convert those opportunities to points. “Despite our record, I feel our players are still with us and are genuinely working to improve,” added Hinders. “The weather has wreaked havoc with practice time, school and just the general routines of life. We played well with the best – hopefully the play will continue and result in a positive run as we work on the last third of the season.” Forest City North Iowa

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The Lady Bison put together their second highest scoring game of the season last Tuesday, Jan. 21, as they defeated the Lake Mills Bulldogs 64-50 at home. Three players scored in the double digits for North Iowa, including Paige Hassebroek with 20 points, Rachel Boekelman 18 and Mica Johnson 14. Hassebroek and Krista Hovland each made seven rebounds, and Boekelman had six steals. North Iowa 17 21 14 12 64 Lake Mills 8 16 13 13 50

Iowa State University Extension volunteers offers free tax help to people who make $52,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. To have your tax return prepared you need to bring the following information with you: • Proof of identification – Picture ID

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by Jason Johnson, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Des Moines USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently released its updated guidelines for terminating cover crops prior to spring planting. The

guidelines apply to Iowans who farm on non-irrigated cropland. Barb Stewart, state agronomist with NRCS in Iowa, says the most important information to take away from the new guidelines is more of a clarification on how farmers can use cover crops. “The new guidelines clearly state that haying, grazing and cutting cover for silage are all acceptable cover crop uses during a typical year,” says Stewart. “Farmers must leave enough cover crop biomass to meet the conservation purpose.” According to Risk Management Agency crop insurance guidelines, as long as it is not a prevented planting or designated fallow year, haying, grazing or cutting cover are all acceptable. Stewart recommends checking with your crop insurance agent if you are unsure. For Iowa farmers using cover crops to benefit their annual crops, like corn or soybeans, there are almost no other changes from guidelines released in 2013. “Although many of the changes do not affect Iowa farmers, it serves as a good reminder of the best timing and considerations for cover crop termination,” says Stewart. The guidelines use four strategic management zones across the country. About one-third of Iowa – the western portion – is part of Zone 3, while the remainder of the state is part of Zone 4. For farmers in Zone 3, NRCS continues to recommend terminating cover crops at or before planting the crop. Farmers living in Zone 4 are still advised to terminate cover crops at or within five days after planting, but before crop emergence. According to Stewart, following the updated termination guidelines provides the best opportunity for farmers to achieve conservation benefits from cover crops, while minimizing risk of reducing yield to the following crop due to soil water use. Some cover crops winterkill, but others need to be manually terminated through tilling, mowing, or applying herbicides. If not terminated properly, cover crops can act as weeds in crop production,

slowing soil drying and warming in the spring. Stewart recommends avoiding tillage to terminate cover crops. “Tillage negates most of the soil health benefits cover crops provide,” she said, “and could lead to additional erosion issues.” Cover crops can be an important part of a cropping system. They can be used to manage and improve soil health by adding organic matter in the soil, and living roots during more months of the year. Some cover crops – like radishes – create natural passages to improve water infiltration and grasses such as annual ryegrass scavenge nutrients that are often lost after harvest or during winter. Cover crops also provide livestock producers with additional grazing or haying opportunities, and offer winter food and cover for birds and other wildlife. During the growing season, cover crops provide food for pollinators. In 2013, Iowa farmers planted a record 300,000 acres of cover crops. For more information about cover crop termination, visit your local NRCS office or go online to www.ia.nrcs.usda.gov and click on “Agronomy.”

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County makes it easier to keep up to date on road conditions

The Winnebago County Road Department is now using social media to let people know how its operations will impact them. “Road Department and other County operations seem to fly somewhat under the radar when it’s not snowing and the plows aren’t en route, but we are working every day to keep roads and bridges safe and smooth,” said Scott Meinders, Winnebago County Engineer. Meinders says social media can help the department share road conditions in the winter, construction status in the summer, and everything in between. Using social media can also provide a way to interact with customers and answer questions quickly. “If you have questions, we would love to hear them!” said Meinders. The department’s Facebook page is located at www.facebook.com/ WinnebagoCountyRoadDept, and its Twitter page can be found at twitter. com/winnebagoco_ia. For more important information, people can also sign up for County Alerts at www.countyalerts.com. This alert system is set up for emergencies, such as power outages, National Weather Service warnings or amber alerts. Alerts can be received by email or text message. These alerts, administered by the Winnebago County Dispatch, will occasionally include road closures and other non-emergency alerts. Anyone with questions or feedback can contact the Winnebago County Road Department at the above links or call 641-585-2905.

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