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GARNER - Hancock County Wellness Coalition will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7:30 a.m. at the Garner Education Center. The agenda includes discussion on: substance abuse/prevention, community gardens, the 10-week Wellness Challenge (Live Healthy Iowa), bike/walking trials, and community transformation grant. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Transportation Forum Forum hosted by NIACOG/Region 2 Transportation Advisory Group (TAG) and United Way of North Central Iowa, will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Garner Education Center, 325. W. 8th St., Room 101. This is a great opportunity to: â&#x20AC;˘Learn about existing services â&#x20AC;˘Hear plans for expansion of services and service areas â&#x20AC;˘Update on the results of the shuttle and commuter express services â&#x20AC;˘Voice concerns and ideas for services to fill your needs â&#x20AC;˘Understand current legislation impacting transportation Brunch is sponsored by Clear Lake Bank and Trust - Garner Branch. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Feb. 10 by calling 641-423-0491, or email: Cindy Johnson cjohnson@niacog.org.

Gray Scholarship Deadline The deadline for the Frances Wrede Goll Gray Scholarship is April 1. Scholarship applications are available online at Garner-Hayfield/Venturaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High School website. Follow the G-H Education Foundation link. Once completed the applications can be e-mailed to Cheryl Hanna at clhanna1@q.com or mailed to Jan Bierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention at the high school, 605 Lyon St., Garner. If you have questions, call Angie Bierle at (641) 923-2632.

Garner Asset Project The next Garner Asset Project meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 13, 12 noon to 1 pm., at Peace Reformed Church, Hwy. 69, 3 miles south of Garner.

Kids Scavenger Hunt FOREST CITY - The Winnebago County Conservation Board has rescheduled the Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Scavenger Hunt to Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9. The hunt wll be held at the Thorpe Park shelterhouse, beginning at 3 p.m. and lasting less than an hour. The Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Scavenger Hunt is for kids age 10 and younger. Snacks will be available for everyone to enjoy at the shelterhouse. The Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Scavenger Hunt is free of charge and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no need to preregister. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls at either 641-565-3390 or at lralls@winnebagoccb.com.

By Rebecca Peter Ponytailsâ&#x20AC;Śpoodle skirtsâ&#x20AC;ŚT-shirts and black glassesâ&#x20AC;Ś The annual Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Buddies show at Garner-Hayfield Elementary channeled the inner Buddy Holly and Peggy Sue in dozens of youngsters (and a few oldsters) last week. The Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Buddies show has been a tradition at Garner-Hayfield since 2008. The program was held in conjunction with the 2014 Winter Dance Party at Clear Lake. Entertainers Richie Lee, Alan Clark and the Classics, rocked the gymnasium with music from the 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s. The Garner-Hayfield/Ventura vocal jazz ensemble, Impulse, performed several selections, including a number with legendary guitarist Tommy Allsup. Youngsters (grade by grade) got to move in time to the music and try a few dance moves of their own in a happy but controlled chaos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are magic glasses,â&#x20AC;? Des Moines entertainer Richie Lee, told the audience before launching into a rousing rendition of La Bamba. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was about 7 when I won a Buddy Holly look-alike contest,â&#x20AC;? Lee said during a performance break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From there I learned guitar.â&#x20AC;? Lee, 23, has performed the songs of the late Buddy Holly and other early rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n rollers for about 12 years. He also does a tribute

to singer Ritchie Valens who died with Holly and J.P. â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Big Bopperâ&#x20AC;? Richardson in a plane crash near Clear Lake on Feb. 3, 1959. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Hollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] music has always inspired me,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has a sound of its own. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the architect of rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n roll, you know.â&#x20AC;? This was Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second time at Garner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We enjoy it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids are having a good time. It makes it fun for the rest of us.â&#x20AC;? Elementary music teacher Rebecca Harper said she talked to students about the music of Holly, Valens and Richardson prior to the performance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I discovered that a lot of them knew a lot about Buddy Holly, but I really wanted them to pick up a few facts about the other guys involved in this too,â&#x20AC;? Harper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really about the musicâ&#x20AC;Śnot just Buddy Holly. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a time in historyâ&#x20AC;Śand they reflected that in their music.â&#x20AC;? Harper agreed the music of that era crosses generations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just wanted them to move. Just watching them move no guidance on my part - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely music that speaks to the ages,â&#x20AC;? she said. Fifth grader Brooklyn Funk found the music â&#x20AC;&#x153;very interesting.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes you want to stand up and dance,â&#x20AC;? added Micheala Burke. That pretty much sums it up.

Agreement with Ventura senior citizens pending By Rebecca Peter VENTURA - A contract with the Ventura senior citizens group about use of the Ventura Community Center is pending approval from the Ventura Senior Citizens. The city council has been negotiating since last summer a contact with the group to clarify hours of usage of the facility by the seniors and their building responsibilities after use. The Ventura Community Center is the location for the daily Senior Congregate Meals and other activities by local seniors. The community center is also a popular venue for receptions and other com-

munity activities throughout the year. The contract will be on the agenda for February. City Administrator Position Ventura city officials discussed creating the position of city administrator and making the position of city clerk a binary role. City attorney John Sorensen will draft an ordinance for the new position of city administrator and have it available for review at the next council meeting. City Clerk Else Taylor presented a request from Cerro Gordo County for the Council to appoint a representative to the Cerro Gordo E911 Board and an alternate. The general consensus was to appoint council member Kristie Meints

CLEAR LAKE - Color the Wind 2014 returns to Clear Lake on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the downtown seawall, weather and ice conditions permitting. The festival runs from 11 am to 4 pm. Serious kite flyers from eight states will fill the skies over the lake with beautiful kites of all shapes and sizes including huge three dimensional inflatable kites. Tony Killipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Blue Whale, made in New Zealand, will join the mammoth Octopus, the 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tall Teddy Bear and other spectacular kites. For more information and updates, go to www.colorthewind.org, email: kiteman@netins.net, or call Kay Day at (641)-357-5516.

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By Rebecca Peter GARNER - The Garner City Council had a light agenda for the Jan. 28 meeting. City officials approved the final plat for the Tompkins Parkview Subdivision. Concord Development Company LLC is developing the property (Lots 3 and 4, Block 5, Seymour Addition) into seven residential building lots ranging in size from .65 acres to 1.25 acres, surrounding a center common lot. Preliminary earthwork was completed this fall, with development to begin this spring. Reid Weiland, one of the developers, said three lots are already spoken for. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going well,â&#x20AC;? he said. The council renewed an agreement with the North Iowa Safety Coalition for six safety training sessions for city employees. Total cost to the city is $394.14. A professional engineering agreement with Veenstra & Kimm was approved. Veenstra & Kimm will prepare bid specs for a standby generator at the existing GARNER to page 2

Jacobs brings Senate campaign to Garner By Rebecca Peter GARNER - Mark Jacobs, West Des Moines, says he can bring a â&#x20AC;&#x153;real world common sense perspectiveâ&#x20AC;? to Washington D.C. Jacobs is one of six Republican candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the Iowa U.S. Senate seat in the June 3 Primary Election. Tom Harkin (D), who is retiring, currently holds the seat. Jacobs is a retired CEO of Houstonbased Reliant Energy. He lectured on business strategy at the Iowa State University College of Business during the spring of 2013. He created the nonprofit Reaching Higher Iowa to focus on educational issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very concerned with the direction our country is going,â&#x20AC;? Jacobs said during an interview with The Leader. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the number of families required

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as the representative and Doug Phinney as the alternate. Item to be placed on the February 10, 2014 agenda for formal action. The council discussed adding a rug to help keep the snow and salt from caking up on new floor of the post office. Clerk Taylor said they would have the old rug cleaned and dropped off for use in the lobby. Council member Kristie Meints asked the council for their opnion on about implementing physicals as a requirement to serve on the fire department. Ms. Meints stated the City of Fertile requires their members to get physicals. VENTURA to page 2

Council approves final plat for Tompkins Subdivision

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Friday & Saturday, May 8 & 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Garner CityWide Spring Garage Sales Thursday, Feb. 6 Clear Lake Senior Center Dance from 1:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 p.m. featuring Charâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Band, 105 S. Fourth St. The Lake Area Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. in the Clear Lake City Hall Community Room. Monday, Feb. 10 Hancock County Board of Supervisors meets Mondays at 9 a.m. Board Chamber, Garner. Tuesday, Feb. 11 The Commission of Veteran Affairs will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Room at the Hancock County Courthouse in Garner. Corwith City Council meets 2nd Tuesday of month. Wesley Community Blood Drive from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Wesley Community Center. Wednesday, Feb. 12 Britt Community Blood Drive, from 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Britt Municipal Building, 170 Main Avenue South. Kanawha City Council meeting - 2nd Wednesday of month. Thursday, Feb. 13 GH School Board meeting.

Elementary youngsters at Garner-Hayfield move to the rhythm of rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n roll music from the 1950s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s performed by Richie Lee and Alan Clark and the Classics. The Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Buddies show was held Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the school. (Leader photo by Rebecca Peter)

ing for a lot of families.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;People look to our leaders in Washington for solutions. What they see is bitter partisanship and bickering.â&#x20AC;? Jacobs said his experience in the private sector has been that of bringing people together to solve problems. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It starts with listening,â&#x20AC;? he stated. As CEO of Reliant Energy Jacobs found that he learned the most by speaking â&#x20AC;&#x153;directly to the front line of the operation - to the operators to the mechanics.â&#x20AC;? He said when he joined Reliant Energy in 2002, the company was on the verge of bankruptcy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know what it is to inherit a fiscal mess,â&#x20AC;? he said. By talking to companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bank creditors and listening to their concerns, JACOBS to page 2

Jay East has joined the staff of Wood Chiropractic Clinic. A 2005 graduate of Garner-Hayfield, East received his Chiropractoc Degree in 2013 from the Palmer College of Chiropractic. (Leader photo by Rebecca Peter)

Jay East joins Wood Chiropractic Clinic

By Rebecca Peter GARNER - Jay East has joined Dr. Scott Wood, owner of Wood Chiropractic clinic, 232 State, Garner. East, the son of Steve and Jody East, is a 2005 graduate of Garner-Hayfield High School. He received his Associates Degree from North Iowa Area Community College and his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science 2009 from the University of Northern Iowa. East earned his Chiropractic Degree from the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, in 2013. He is completing his residency at Wood Chiropractic in anticipation of licensure this spring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been interested in helping people without the use of drugs,â&#x20AC;? East said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we can do to be healthier without adding another prescription. I think that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an overly medicated society. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re helping people holistically.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do adjustment, exercises, the Graston technique (soft tissue therapy) and ultra sound,â&#x20AC;? he continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do manual adjusting but a lot of people like to use the [chiropractic] table for drop work.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Depending on what the person wants or needs, we can cater to each person rather just one way of adjusting.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We help very young children, high school students, expectant mothers, and elderly,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If your body is not running at an optimal level and chiropractic can address that.â&#x20AC;? Jayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest in chiropractic started when he was a student at Garner-Hayfield. Jay says his education at Garner provided a solid foundation on which to build his future career. East also has an aunt, Dr. Jill Hartzell, who is a chiropractor at Waterloo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I talked to [Scott Wood] and I talked to my aunt, and decided chiropractic is something Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to try,â&#x20AC;? he said. East and Wood â&#x20AC;&#x153;talked about where he wanted to head with the clinic in the future, and if I could help,â&#x20AC;? Jay said. Jay is excited for the opportunity to begin his career in his hometown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been exciting and challenging to be back,â&#x20AC;? he stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get to see people you know, either directly or indirectly, helped you to grow.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited to have Jay,â&#x20AC;? said Scott Wood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He brings enthusiasm and a solid chiropractic foundation. It is always exciting when one of our young adults returns home to establish a career.â&#x20AC;? Hours at Wood Chiropractic Clinic are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8 to noon Thursday and Saturday.

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(DES MOINES) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rep. Henry Rayhons (R-Garner) hosted a Rosanne Malek, of Britt, a guest from his district this week at the Capitol. Rosanne came to support the fine arts and see Simon Estes sing in the House. (Submitted photo) VENTURA from page 1 Clerk Taylor will inquire with the city insurance carrier for their input on this matter. Mayor Tesar reported on the chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual luncheon meeting that was held at the Ventura Community Center. Mayor Art Tesar said he welcomed the group and the event was a success. Other action by the Ventura City Council includes the following: â&#x20AC;˘Approved the Annual Financial Examination Report for FY2013 as prepared by Renner & Birchem. â&#x20AC;˘Approved a pay increase for City Clerk Else Taylor to $22 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2014. GARNER from page 1 water treatment plant and Well #3. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recommends the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public water supply have some means to provide auxiliary power in the event of loss of normal power. Veenstra & Kimmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal includes Design Services for a fee of $8,900. The preliminary estimate for the project is about $134,000. The council asked that Veenstra & Kimm draw up a set of spes for one or two generators. A public hearing and bid letting will be scheduled at a later date. The council reviewed a report from the Hancock County Fair Board on highlights of the 2013 county fair. The City of Garner annually contributes $500 to the fair, which helps to provide entertainment for the free stage. According to the report, attendance at the 2013 fair was up 21 percent. 2013 was the sixth consecutive year of double digit growth for the fair. Attendance at grandstand events was up 38 percent. Livestock numbers were up 38 percent. Projects completed in 2013 include more improvements to the new 3-season commercial building; additional grandstand seating; expanded the announcers tower and observation deck; and replacement of windows and doors to the horse arena tower. Other popular fair attractions included the petting zoo, carnival, ag museum, and open hog show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the most successful county

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fair,â&#x20AC;? council member Deb Schmidt remarked. In other matters the city council approved urban revitalization tax abatement applications for Doug and Mindy Ralston, 385 Maben Ave. (new garage); Dan and Heather Lau, 390 E. 6th St. (add laundry room); and Gerald Pedersen, 1130 State (new garage). A beer and wine sales permit for Pronto Groceries and Gas was approved. JACOBS from page 1 Jacobs said he was able to build relationships and come up with a better solution than bankruptcy. Jacobs said the banks were â&#x20AC;&#x153;repaid every penny we owed them in two years, and at the same we time protected thousands of jobs.â&#x20AC;? While Jacobs agreed with President Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;stated aspiration of opportunity for all, the fact is when you look at the policies heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pursued in his administration are 180 degrees against that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The things heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing are taking opportunities away from Americans and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s totally wrong,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have 58.4 percent of people who have a job. That still 6 or 7 percent below where we were in 2006-2007,â&#x20AC;? he continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people have given up looking for a job altogether.â&#x20AC;? Jacobs said to restore job opportunities will take the following: â&#x20AC;˘Focus on education â&#x20AC;&#x153;In particular community colleges and technical training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are nation-wide 4 million unfilled jobs because employers cannot find people with the right skills. I think we should be supporting institutions that have that type of training and individuals who want to improvement themselves and get a better paying job.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘Increase energy production. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen tremendous job growth in the energy sector with development of shale formations and the development of renewable industry here in Iowa. We need to continue to do that because that can add thousands of jobs.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘Tackling job-killing regulations on business. â&#x20AC;˘Implementing a competitive tax policy â&#x20AC;&#x153;to encourage investment in Ameri-

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8QGHUWKH*ROGHQ'RPH7RR By State Representative Linda Upmeyer House District 54 linda.upmeyer@legis.state.ia.us (515) 281-4618

The pace of the legislative session is picking up with the third week under our belt. Committees are hard at work reviewing and discussing proposed legislation. We will soon begin to take up bills on the House floor that have passed out of a committee and I look forward to sending them to the Senate for their consideration. As we move forward this session, we will continue to focus on legislation that benefits ALL Iowans, rather than proposals that pit one group against another. We will work together in a bipartisan manner to pass laws that are in the best interest for our state. Unlike the President’s declaration to circumvent Congress and enact new policies on his own through Executive Order, we will instead concentrate on working across the aisle to find compromise on the important issues facing Iowans. We will continue to look for ways to return unused tax dollars to Iowans and to take less of your money from the beginning. We want to help those who already have too much of their paychecks taken from the government. To that extent, last year we offered a proposal to reform our income tax system which would give Iowans a choice when paying their income taxes. Under our proposal, each person would be able to choose to pay their income taxes under the current system or use a 4.5 percent flat tax with zero deductions. The bill is currently in the Senate and we look forward to further discussion. We will also work to increase educational opportunities for those seeking upward mobility. Over the last three years, the Legislature has increased our investment in Iowa’s community colleges by 22 percent. At a time when employers are expressing their concern about a lack of skilled workforce, Iowa’s community colleges are providing a tremendous level of job training to meet those needs. Conversations surrounding the mini-

mum wage have been taking place at the state and national level. It has been seven years since the last time Iowa raised the minimum wage, and discussion on the issue is reasonable. We need to have these conversations in order to learn how an increase will affect our businesses and communities. No one can deny that an increase in the minimum wage has a jobs penalty. While the extent of the jobs penalty is largely anecdotal, the Employment Policies Institute recently released a study that says Iowa would lose between 5,229 and 15,687 jobs if the minimum wage went to $10.10 per hour. We will continue to listen to the discussion surrounding this issue, while continuing to consider the impact it could have on our state. In other news, we were honored to receive a visit from Simon Estes. In conjunction with the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education Day on the Hill, Mr. Estes, along with the organization’s Executive Director Leon Kuehner and others from across Iowa, spent the day at the Capitol promoting the importance of fine arts in our state. We were blessed to have Mr. Estes begin our day by singing “God Bless America” during our opening prayer in the House. Following the prayer, the House passed House Resolution 103, a resolution celebrating the fine arts in Iowa’s schools and communities. Needless to say, it was wonderful to have Mr. Estes, a true Iowa treasure, grace us with his presence and beautiful voice. Moving forward, as previously mentioned, we are eager to pass legislation that will be helpful to all Iowans. I always appreciate hearing your ideas on how to improve our state. If you have any feedback or would like to raise a concern, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime at linda.upmeyer@ legis.iowa.gov or 515-281-4618. I look forward to hearing from you!

DES MOINES – Rep. Henry Rayhons (R-Garner) welcomed a family visiting the Capitol today. The Wackers, along with Alice Child, came in support of bill House Joint Resolution 11. Pictured here is Rep. Henry Rayhons, Micah Wacker, Esther Wacker, John Wacker, Rachel Wacker, Bethany Wacker, and Cindy Wacker all of Garner, and Alice Child of Clear Lake.

Bit, Pieces, & Decisions Week Three of the 85th General Assembly was a very full week of legislative action. It appears that a giant hurdle was jumped when the House Republicans and the Senate Democrats met with the Governor to go over his proposed budget. This usually occurs in the final days of the session, and while the specifics of the budget are still yet to be addressed, we are ahead of the game on the calendar. The committees on which I serve have been busy. Before any bill reaches the House floor it goes before a subcommittee of 3-5 legislators who discuss the merits and the downfalls. They then make a recommendation to the committee on how to proceed. The Natural Resources Committee, of which I am chair, has several bills pending that concern hunting and fishing as well as water clarity. We have also been informed on the progress of the Emerald Ash Borer in our state. This subject is particularly crucial since we will eventually lose thousands of ash trees in our state due to a small, seemingly harmless bug. And the monetary impact will be overwhelming; according to Paul Tauke, Forestry Bureau Chief, the cost will be in the millions as we remove those trees and replant for future generations. The Public Safety Committee has

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State Representative Henry Rayhons House District 8 henry.rayhons@legis.state.ia.us / (641)430-2863 focused their efforts on tasers and their use by police and state troopers. This is a very public issue sparked by recent reports of tasers being used inappropriately and the lack of training being utilized. By far the most controversial bill so far however, in my opinion, has been the Gas Fuel Tax which passed out of Transportation sub-committee on Monday under the watchful eye of House/ Senate members, business owners, and the general public. While the increase in fuel tax has been debated in the past, the news from DOT Director Paul Trombino that the federal government will not be funding almost $430 million earmarked for the Iowa Road System budget, it has again come to the forefront. The last fuel tax increase was in 1989—almost 25 years ago. Without a raise in the gas tax, the losses to repair and maintain our road system will have to be made up through other means including possible increases in municipal bonds, the use of surplus funds or perhaps an increase in property taxes

to repair already neglected roads. It has been suggested that the fairest way to fund our road system repairs is to have those using the roads pay for them, including out of state drivers. Additional reports from those businesses using the roads to transfer goods from one site to another have indicated that the cost of fuel in the long run for them would be less expensive than the constant repairs and increase in driving time now required due to unfit and, in some cases, unsafe roads and the time spent avoiding them. This is going to be a difficult decision for everyone involved since it will impact not only our own personal pocketbooks but our safety, the financial impact and potential loss of revenue from those doing business in our state, and the potential loss of jobs for DOT employees. I continue to encourage you to contact me if you have any issues or concerns. Be sure to include your name and address with any communications to my office. henry.rayhons@legis.iowa.gov

Regarding the price of propane Propane prices have skyrocketed this month, going from the $1.50-$1.80 range to $5 and even $6 per gallon. I first discovered what was happening when I called to fill a propane tank and discovered the price was $4.19. Wow! I quickly changed my order from “fill the tank,” to “just give me enough for three weeks.” This wild price swing stems from heavy usage in drying corn this fall, heating during COLD weather, an aging pipeline being taken out of service, and transportation issues. The Governor has taken steps to ease the transportation problems, and suppliers are being asked to waive or reduce their minimum delivery requirement temporarily. I urge propane users to do as I did - reduce their order to what is needed for the short term. This is not a shortage where we need to worry about running out of fuel. It is an issue of exploring ways to get available supplies to the areas needed. By postponing part of our immediate purchases, we will likely be able to purchase later at a lower price, AND we will be part of solving the short-term problem. For people on heating assistance programs, there is enough money to get us through this spike and backfill at a later time. We

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Iowa State Senator District 4 dennis.guth@legis.iowa.gov • 641-430-0424 can then assess the scope of the problem and proceed in an orderly fashion. I am glad to report the Governor’s Home Base program, which includes an exemption of state income tax on military pension, passed the Senate with a unanimous 46-0 vote. We are sending veterans a strong message that Iowa honors all who have served our country, and we want them to consider Iowa a great place to make their “Home Base.” School Administrators have requested we set allowable growth early so they can make their plans. They indicated they could live with either 4 percent or 6 percent growth, and tell us to just get it done. Senate Republicans have agreed to push for next year’s figure to be set in the first 30 days with the following year to be set by the end of the session. Senate Democrats are asking for 6 percent supplemental aid. Republicans will not agree to 6 percent since it projects to a level of spending

that would eliminate the state surplus within five years. I believe it would be more effective to set a reasonable rate from the start and not waste time bickering and grandstanding. Recently, a constituent visiting asked, “Does it really make a difference if a lot of people write their legislators about an issue?” Yes, it can make a big difference when we hear what is on your mind. Sometimes we don’t know enough concerning an issue and it helps to hear from those who do. I appreciate constituents who take time to meet with legislators personally to develop a relationship. When you take the time to contact legislators, it shows you care and want to make a difference. A lot of legislation lives or dies on the basis of constituent involvement. You do make a difference! Thanks for the opportunity to serve you! You can contact me at dennis.guth@legis.iowa.gov or call 641-430-0424.

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such as congestive heart failure should follow more stringent sodium restrictions of less than 1500 milligrams. Recommendations regarding physical activity were also updated. The American Heart Association recommends at least 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise 3 to 4 times weekly. An example of appropriate exercise would be a brisk walk. Healthcare providers have updated risk factor tools used to assess patients personal risks for heart disease and stroke. These set the stage for discussion between patients and their medical provider and help to create individual plans to impact heart and vascular health. There will also be changes in treating cholesterol. More focus will be placed on an individual’s risk factors and less focus on the LDL or “bad cholesterol” number value. Statin medications will still be the mainstay of treatment as research indicates this group of medications to have significant effects in both primary and secondary prevention of heart and cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association has made the treatment of hypertension a major focus area in its strategic plan intended to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans. Most patients need to follow goal blood pressures of values less than or equal to 140/90, however, for some patients with heart failure, diabetes, or chronic kidney diseases, goals may be lower. Recommendations have been updated regarding each class of blood pressure medication, and the patients that would most benefit from their use. If you would like to submit a healthcare question, visit www.trustHCHS. com and select Contact Us at the bottom of the home page or call 641-8435150.

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Holly Brink, Garner Rotary President recently presented a donation of $400 to Danielle Graham who accepted on behalf of the Garner Volunteer Ambulance Service. (Submitted photo)

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In November and December 2013, the VFW Post 65515 held a fish fry the first Friday of each month. Donations of food items for Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry were collected. Left-right: Bonnie Fox, VFW Auxilary President Connie Heinen and Cheryl Winter, with the donated items. (Submitted photo)

North Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only coin show is moving to Clear Lake North Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s twice-a-year coin and stamp show is moving to the Best Western Holiday Lodge at Clear Lake. For the past three years, the event has been held at Diamond Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Casino, near the Minnesota border. The free show, sponsored by the South Minnesota Coin and Stamp Club Association, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. The Best Western is located at 2023 7th Avenue North in Clear Lake on US Hwy 18. Take Exit 194 from I-35 and go wet to the motel exhibition hall. Ad-

75th Boys State Anniversary Reunion American Legion Hawkeye Boys State will hold itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75th anniversary this summer. The event will be held at Camp Dodge in Johnston on Saturday, June 14. All who participated in Boys State in a previous year as a delegate or staff member are invited to attend. Individuals with pictures, caps, yearbooks, name badges, newspaper articles, and memories are asked to contact their local legion to share, or send them to: American Legion Boys State, ATTN: Reunion Committee, 720 Lyon St., Des Moines, Iowa 50309. The Boys State program promotes good citizenship and provides scholarship and award opportunities to our local communities. To register for the 75th anniversary event go online to www.ialegion.org/ boys_state.htm; email programs@ialegion.org; or call 1-800-365-8387.

vanced collectors, beginning collectors, and non-collectors are welcome. Boys and girls are welcome but should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no admission charge. Expect US, Canadian, and world coins and banknotes. There will be US token stamps, tokens, collecting supplies, gold and silver bullion, and more. There is no state sales tax on coins, gold and silver purchased in Iowa. Dealers from three states will be present for the seven-hour extravaganza. The public is welcome to buy, sell, and trade. Free appraisals will be available. The Southern Minnesota Coin and Stamp Association is a non-profit group for promoting stamp and coin collecting in this area. Organizers are from Iowa and Minnesota. Twenty vendors will be present. The show is one of the newest and most successful coin shows in the two-state area. For more information, call Dean Jirousek at 507-456-7633 or 507-4552484, or write him at 2185 SW 118th St., Ellendale, MN 56028.

Klemme QQC Store Open The Klemme Quasquicentennial Store, located two doors west of the Post Office, will be open Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Friday, Feb. 21, from 9:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12:30. Quasi souvenirs and centennial items will be available for sale. Everyone is welcome to stop by for coffee, cookies, and visiting. Individuals are welcome to bring old pictures or other memorabilia.

THANKS For your loving prayers, your generous gifts, your comforting presence. For the many wonderful stories lovingly retold. For the words and smiles that let us know that Tiffany and Chyann are both still alive in so many hearts. We extend our Heartfelt Gratitude From, Tiffany and Chyannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family

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Mike Bahnsen, Garner Rotary Treasurer, recently presented a donation of $300 to the Garner Ed Center, accepted here by Carol Peterson, NIACC Community Education Program Manager in Garner. (Submitted photo)

Gaelic Storm at NIACC Three Eagles Communications Company proudly presents Gaelic Storm as they take the stage at the North Iowa Area Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. This performance is part of the 2013â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2014 Performing Arts and Leadership Series. Celtic-rock group Gaelic Storm steps back into the ring with their ninth album, titled Chicken Boxer, their fifth independent release on their own label, Lost Again Records.

With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for 15 rounds of amazing energetic and enthusiastic sounds. Gaelic Storm has earned a reputation as one of the world-music sceneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preeminent Celtic bands. For tickets to the show, call the NIACC Box Office at 1-888-466-4222, extension 4188. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.niacc.edu/ boxoffice.

Girl Scout Cookie sales begin Feb. 7

Quilters Guild to meet Feb. 7

The 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program kicks off this weekend with Iowa Girl Scouts showing their entrepreneurial skills from Feb. 7 through March 16 as they sell some of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite cookies. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new cookie is the Cranberry Citrus Crisp. These cookies are made with whole grain, and are full of real, tangy cranberry bits and zesty citrus flavor. Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa are also offering a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buy 5â&#x20AC;? promotion, which will reward one lucky cookie booth shopper with a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supply of Girl Scout cookies! To enter this exciting new contest, customers simply â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buy 5â&#x20AC;? boxes of cookies at any cookie booth between Feb. 7 and Mar. 16. For every five boxes purchased, cookie customers will be entered in a drawing to win 52 boxes of cookies, featuring all eight varieties. Watch for your local Girl Scouts selling cookies starting Friday, Feb. 7. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find your favorite cookies? Visit girlscoutsiowa.org or download the Cookie Finder app on your iPhone or Android phone.

The Lake Area Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. in the Clear Lake City Hall Community Room on Feb. 6. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;garage saleâ&#x20AC;? will be our featured presentation this month. Shopping before and after the business meeting and show & tell. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.

Lime Creek Kindernature

A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kindernatureâ&#x20AC;? program has been scheduled at the Lime Creek Nature Center on Feb. 10 from 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. children ages 3-5 are invited to the center to have fun exploring nature through playing games, making crafts, and eating snacks. The theme for this Kindernature program is camouflage. Children will learn what camouflage is and how animals use it in the wild to survive. Part of the activity will be outside (weather pending). All children must be accompanied by an adult and registration is required. Call 641-423-5309 to register or for more information.

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Pictured here are Corwith Royal Neighbors with the collection of food received at their Coffee held on Saturday morning Jan. 25, at the Corwith Legion Hall. This food was taken to the Food Bank in Corwith. From the left side: Leona Welter, Cecelia Mullins, Katheryn Quebe, Tammy Yeoman, Connie Hunget, Diane Nall, and Becky Rolling. (Submitted photo)

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Saturday, Jan. 25, Sharon Gourley went to New Providence to watch a Basketball Game with her granddaughters, Emma and Mary Gourley playing. They are the daughters of Todd and Pat Gourley. ** Thursday night, Jan. 30, Veronica Parsons of Algona spent overnight visiting with Vera Fish. ** Algona Cornbelt Barbershop Chorus Tickets are on sale now. Phil Hunget of Corwith has tickets available for purchase. The Chorus will be performing on Friday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at O. B. Lange Auditorium in Algona and on Saturday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m., also at O.B.Lange. ** Betty Shipman accompanied her daughter Jane Eischen of Algona to

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Mason City on Tuesday, Jan. 28 for an appointment. They enjoyed a noon meal together afterward. ** Kay and Gloria Burk of Garner visited her aunt Wava and Elwood Geary on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2.

Wesley Blood Drive A Wesley Community Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Wesley Community Center.

Wesley Steak Fry Wesley Firemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Steak Fry will be held at the Wesley Community Center. Serving from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine steak supper. Raffle prizes for your sweetheart!

The CWL Winterfest Court back L to R: Gabe Young, Joseph Schossow, Kobe Lawson, Josh Hilbert, Megen Studer, Danielle Young, Kaitlyn Teepe, Karabeth Schssow. Front: Jared Haler, Sam Ludwig, Chandler Vorland, Axton Beenken, Stefan Chambers, Taylor Elvington, Katie Ludwig, Destiny Hixson, Ellyssahanna Espinosa, Israa Azzouz. (Photos by Joella Leider)

CWL #31 Jared Haler, CWL #55 Stefan Chambers, and WBM #12 Jason Zinnel each attempt to recover the rebound during CWLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winterfest game. ABOVE: The CWL Winterfest Court front L to R: Israa Azzouz, Taylor Elvington, Ellyssahanna Espinosa, Destiny Hixson. Back: Stefan Chambers, Jared Haler, Sam Ludwig, Chandler Vorland.

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Prairie 4-H Club members installed in candle lighting ceremony are pictured; (L to R) Nicholas Mergen of Algona is Reporter, Alex Fullerton of LuVerne is Treasurer, Ethan DeGroote of Corwith is Secretary, Dorothy Kirsch of Wesley is Vice President, and Levi Bernhard of St. Benedict is President. Following the Installation of Officers ceremony held on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the St. Benedict Parish Hall, the regular meeting was called to order by Levi Bernhard, the motion seconded by Samantha Darling. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Nicholas Mergen. Roll call was answered by ten members answering the question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What was your favorite Christmas gift?â&#x20AC;? Two leaders and two guests were present. Old business discussed the Christmas party and shopping for the adopt-a-family and wrapping presents. Everyone enjoyed that. New Business discussed ideas for the fair booth.Many ideas were given and planned. we discussed possible community service projects. A motion to adjourn the meeting was seconded by Alex Fullerton. The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m. Dorothy Kirsch led the 4-H Pledge.Alex and Joanna Fullerton gave a presentation on â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Make Rubber Band Bracelets.â&#x20AC;? Everyone made bracelets. Lunch was served by Joanna and Alex Fullerton.Our next meeting will be Sunday, February 9th. Reporter, Nicholas Mergen cropinsurancespecialists.com

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Psalm 91 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.â&#x20AC;? Surely he will save you from the fowlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snare and from the deadly pestilence. Baptist BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH (GARBC) 480 Main Ave. N, Britt, 50423 Phone 843-3110 Pastor Greg Baum Sunday, Feb. 9 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Church 6 p.m. Sunday Evening Service Wednesday, Feb. 12 6 p.m. Awana Clubs Catholic THE CATHOLIC PARISHES OF HANCOCK COUNTY ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC CHURCH 660 Bush, Garner - Phone 923-2329 ST. WENCESLAUS CATHOLIC CHURCH Duncan ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH Britt Fr. Dennis W. Miller, Pastor Fr. Paul E. Lippstock, Sacramental Priest Thursday, Jan. Feb. 6 8 a.m. Mass at Garner Friday, Feb. 7 7:30 a.m. Mass at Britt Saturday, Feb. 8 10 a.m. Holy Hour & Reconciliation at Garner 3:45 p.m. Reconciliation at Duncan 4:30 p.m. Mass at Duncan Sunday, Feb. 9 7:15 a.m. Reconciliation at Britt 8 a.m. Mass at Britt 10 a.m. Mass at Garner Monday, Feb. 10 8 a.m. Mass at Garner Tuesday, Feb. 11 No Mass Wednesday, Feb. 12 8 a.m. Mass at Duncan 5 p.m. Reconciliation at Britt 5:30 p.m. Mass at Britt ST. BENEDICT CATHOLIC CHURCH 2003 190th St., Algona, 50511 Phone 515-679-4279 Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 a.m. Mass Saturdays 6:30 p.m. Mass ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 403 East St., S., Wesley, 50483 Phone 515-679-4279 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. Mass Saturdays

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

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no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

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Methodist Church of Christ IMMANUEL REFORMED UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST North Fourth & Elder, Klemme Phone 587-2462 Pastor Donna Buckmann Sunday, Feb. 9 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Coffee Fellowship *Dorcas 1st Wednesday each month. *Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fellowship 2nd Wednesday. Evangelical Free EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 810 Second Ave SW, Britt, 50423 Pastor Stan Johnson Pastor Mark Stevens Phone 843-3861 Sundays 9 a.m. Services 10:15 a.m. Sunday School EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 502 Reed St., W., Wesley, 50483 Phone 515-679-4460 Jason Boomgarden, Pastor Sundays 9 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School 6 p.m. Evening Service (1st & 3rd Sunday) GARNER EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 580 Hwy 18 E., Garner, 50438 Phone 923-6092 www.garnerefree.org Haddon Anderson, Pastor Thursday, Feb. 6 6:30 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study 6 p.m. Young Families Group Friday, Feb. 7 6:30 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study Saturday, Feb. 8 9 a.m. Young Ladies Tea Sunday, Feb. 9 8 a.m. Worship Team Practice 8:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 6 p.m. WIRED (Jr High) 7 p.m. SOJOURN (High School) Monday, Feb. 10 6:30 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study Tuesday, Feb. 11 6:30 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study 7 p.m. Woman Bible Study Wednesday, Feb. 12 6 a.m. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outreach & Bible Study 7 p.m. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Event 7:30 p.m. Teen Small Group Lutheran

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FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 70 5th Ave, NW, Britt, 50423 Phone 843-3172 Pastor Lee Nelson Thursday, Feb. 6 2 p.m. Bingo at Care Center 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Sunday, Feb. 9 7:30 a.m. Men in Mission 9 a.m. Sunday School/Confirmation 10 a.m. Contemporary Service Sunday School Sings / Kisses for Camperships 7 p.m. AA Meeting Monday, Feb. 10 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 p.m. Do-Day/Potluck Dinner Tuesday, Feb. 11 12-1 p.m. Community Prayer Wednesday, Feb. 12 11 a.m. Text Study 5:45 p.m. Confirmation 6 p.m. Luther League 6 p.m. Praise Team 7:30 p.m. Church Council Meeting

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 707 4th St. SW, Britt Phone 843-3523 The Rev. Robert Dodge Sundays 9 a.m. Worship UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 214 Clinton St., Box 217, Corwith, 50430 The Rev. Beatrice Kinzler Sundays 10 a.m. Worship Food Pantry by Appt.

ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2405 260th St., Garner Phone 829-4493 The Rev. Carl Hedberg Sunday, Feb. 9 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH PO Box 212, 517 SE Elm St., Corwith, 50430 Barbara Chapman, Pastor Sundays 9:30 a.m. Worship ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) and Little Lambs Preschool 810 State Street, Garner Phone 923-2261 The Rev. Scott A. Kozisek 641-923-2261, Email: stpauloďŹ&#x192;ce@ mchsi.com OďŹ&#x192;ce Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 5:30 p.m. CE Meal 5:45 p.m. CE Classes 5:45 p.m. Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adult Study Group 6 p.m. Bell Choir 7 p.m. Senior Choir Thursday, Feb. 6 7 p.m. Trustees Sunday, Feb. 9 Service may be heard at 12:30 p.m. on 107.3 KIOW-FM 9 a.m. Worship/Communion 10 a.m. Fellowship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School & HS 10:15 a.m. Know Your Bible 10:15 a.m. James & Other Stuff 3 p.m. Jr. High Youth Monday, Feb. 10 7 p.m. Rebekah Circle Tuesday, Feb. 11 8:30 a.m. Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conf.

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 885 Maben, Garner Phone 923-2191 Pastor Paul Evans Thursday, Feb. 6 7:30 am Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayer Breakfast at Concord Care 9:30 am Bible Study Concord Care (D. Christiansen) 1:30 pm Bible Study Prairie View (Rev. Paul Evans) 4-6 pm Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry 7:00 pm Disciple II Sunday, Feb. 9 8:45 am Cookie Club 9:00 am Sunday School 10:15 am Worship Celebration Hospitality & Fellowship Following Service 6:30 pm Disciple I Monday, Jan. 10 9-11 am Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry 10:00 am Staff Meeting 1:00 pm Quilters Wednesday, Jan. 12 1:00 pm Quilters 3:45 pm Confirmation 6:45 pm Choir Practice UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 201 Willow St., Goodell Phone 641-495-6102 Pastor Michael ShaďŹ&#x20AC;er Sunday, Feb. 9 Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service Boy Scout Sunday Tuesday, Feb. 11 1:30 p.m. Bible Study UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Klemme Phone 641-587-2540 Pastor Michael ShaďŹ&#x20AC;er Sunday, Feb. 9 9:30 a.m. Worship Service Sunday School Boy Scout Sunday 6 p.m. Contemporary Service Tuesday, Feb. 11 10 a.m. Bible Study 7 p.m. Finance Meeting

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Wednesday, Feb. 12 4-5:30 p.m. Confirmation UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 306 3rd St., LuVerne, 50560 Phone 515-882-3509 Sundays 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School Wednesdays 7 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Non-denominational OPEN ARMS CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CHURCH Garner Ed. Center, 325 W. 8th Street Church OďŹ&#x192;ce: 425 State Street, Garner Phone 641-425-4095 Email: oacmc@live.com Pastor Keith Hood Thursday, Feb. 6 7-9 p.m. Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Hours Sunday, Feb. 9 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Praise & Worship 11:30 a.m. Fellowship & Coffee Monday, Feb. 10 Bible Study @ Maxine Upmeyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tuesday, Feb. 11 7-9 p.m. Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Hours Wednesday, Feb. 12 4-5 p.m. 1st Year Confirmation (Church Office) 5-6 p.m. 2nd Year Confirmation (Church Office) 7-9 p.m. Youth Group Presbyterian UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 475 Maben Ave., Garner Phone 923-2274 Justin Asche, Pastor www.facebook.com/GarnerUPC Thursday, Feb. 6 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pastor Justin in Office Saturday, Feb. 8 10 a.m. Session Retreat at Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Foods Deli Sunday, Feb. 9 8:30 a.m. Adult Study 9 a.m. Youth Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Choir Practice 10 a.m. Worship/Communion 11 a.m. Fellowship Tuesday, Feb. 11 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pastor Justin in Office Wednesday, Feb. 12 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Pastor Justin in Office 6 p.m. Bible Study

PEACE REFORMED CHURCH 3 mi. S. Hwy 69, Garner, 50438 Phone 923-3060 Pastor Harvey Opp www.peacereformedchurch.com Wednesday, Feb. 5 1:30 p.m. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Society 5 Sunday, Feb. 9 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Lunch & Study Tuesday, Feb. 11 7 p.m. Consistory Wednesday, Feb. 12 4 p.m. Catechism 7 p.m. Youth League 7 p.m. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study ZION EVANGELICAL & REFORMED CHURCH 760 W. 8th, Garner Phone 923-3152 Brian Lund, Pastor www.zionerchurch.com Thursday, Feb. 6 1:30 p.m. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fellowship 7 p.m. Mission & Outreach Committee Meeting Sunday, Feb. 9 8 a.m. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 4 p.m. Concord Care 5 p.m. Youth Committee 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study Tuesday, Feb. 11 9 a.m. Prayer Group 2 p.m. Concord Bingo Wednesday, Feb. 12 2:30 p.m. 7/8 Confirmands 5:30 p.m. New Life Pizza Party 6 p.m. New Life Kids Club 6 p.m. 9th Gr Confirmands 6:15 p.m. Sr. High/Adult Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice *To have your church calendar published in The Leader please email Kelly. map@qwestoffice.net, fax 923-2685, or bring a copy to the Garner office by noon on Friday. Schedules are printed one week in advance.

Reformed At the Crossroads Ministries BRITT CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 569 Main Ave. N, Britt, 50423 Phone 843-3308 Pastor Joel De Boer Sundays 10 a.m. Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Sunday School

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Catholic youth participate in 2014 March for Life Youth from the Archangels Catholic Cluster participated in the pilgrimage to the 2014 March for Life in Washington D.C. Participants were Fr. Paul Lippstock; St Boniface, Garner: Allison Bell, Riannan Kadrlik, Rachel Weaver, Trevor Rayhons, Parker Schneiders, Justine Heljik, Melany Hejlik of St. Boniface, Garner; Reagan Reece, Mary Beth Anzivino-Barnes of St. James Catholic, Forest City; and Regina Adams, St. Patrick Catholic, Lake Milles. The group was a part of a caravan of six busses arranged by the Dubuque Country Right to Life. Young people from Beckman Catholic School in Dyersville, Loras College, Dubuque, University of Wisconsin, Platteville, and additional schools filled the other busses. The caravan encountered a number of difficulties. A snow storm on the journey to Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan 20, forced the group to park at a shopping mall overnight in West Peoria, where they all slept on the buses. The trip resumed after 6+ hours. Student observation and comments about the experience included the following: â&#x20AC;˘The delay threw us all off schedule, but everyone adjusted well, trusting that God is in control. â&#x20AC;˘All the trials taught us that we must be patient and trust in Him. â&#x20AC;˘We prayed a lot while on the bus, especially extra Rosaries, asking the

Allison Bell, Justine Heljik, Melany Hejlik at the 2014 March for Life in Washington D.C. protection of Mary, Our Mother, who Some of the comments heard from match the purchase. Approximately 22 trusted God in her unexpected travels others during the in time in D.C. were: meals which were distributed by Trevor with her Son. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You do make a difference.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This city Rayhons, Reagan Reece and several The day of the March for Life was is a better place when you come, when college-aged members of the group. cold and windy. A rally was held on we see your dedication to this cause Their observation was grace filled â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Capitol Mall area, with numerous year after year,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop com- watching those with nothing share the speakers, both religious leaders and ing. â&#x20AC;&#x153; meals with all those taking shelter on congressman and women. Dr. James A gentleman from a government the buses that night, making sure everyDobson spoke to the crowd and offered agency commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This continued one had a little something to eat. the prayer to close the Rally. effort can be a part of our salvation hisThe group received a tweet from The March went up Constitution Ave. tory. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop.â&#x20AC;? Pope Francis encouraging all who parand ended in front of the Supreme Court Feeding groups of homeless on two ticipated in the March for Life. Building. Archangels Cluster members buses outside of Union Station was anDespite some of the travelers comand Loras College students prayed the other experience. The group had a meal ing down with the flu on the return trip Divine Mercy Chaplet, led by Fr. Bob at the Hard Rock CafĂŠ and purchased home, all made it home safe. Gross, Loras College Chaplin, in front extra meals. When the manager learned of the Supreme Court Building. what the meals were for, he offered to

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to: Cody Linville, 23, Garner; Christopher Brookman, 42, Garner. 7:08 a.m., Hwy 18, Vehicle broken down in roadway, assist. January 29 11:51 a.m., Hwy 69/Lyon, Citation issued to Kevin L. Hahn, 39, Clarion, for expired registration. 3:51 p.m., 900 Blk Allen, Barking dog complaint. 9:01 p.m., 355 E. 12th #5, Arrested Monica Horsch of Garner on a Cerro Gordo County Warrant. January 30 8:02 a.m., 500 Blk State, Report of vandalism of property. 2:29 p.m., 1100 Blk Division, Domestic dispute â&#x20AC;&#x201C; verbal. 5:37 p.m., 400 Blk Country Club Dr., Locked residence. January 31 Citations issued for snow removal to: Caleb Dirksen, 24, Garner; John Fank, 43, Garner; Allyssa Joyce, 20, Garner. 2:42 a.m., 300 Blk State, Citation issued to Christopher Brookman, 42, Garner for illegal parking. 8:12 a.m., 900 Blk Maben, Report of suspicious activity. HANCOCK COUNTY SHERIFF Citations issued: Julie Wiebke; Cory Graham. January 22 7:49 a.m., Yale Ave., Stalled vehicle. January 23 2:43 a.m., 100 Blk State, Burglar alarm. 9:30 a.m., 3300 Blk Deer, Accident no injuries, Vehicle driven by Damon Quiram was driving south on Deer, the driver lost control of the vehicle and went into the ditch, crossed the roadway and went into

the opposite ditch. Quiram was cited with failure to maintain control. 11:26 a.m., 280th & James, Stalled/ Abandoned vehicle. 2:11 p.m., 110th St., Stalled/Abandoned vehicle. 3:43 p.m., 180th & Nash, Accident, no injuries. 8:51 p.m., 400 Block State, Suspicious person. 9:02 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:13 p.m., Assisted three stalled/abandoned vehicles. January 24 8:01 a.m., 2400 Blk 250th St., Report of vandalism. January 25 12:43 a.m., 100 Blk NW Elm, Stalled/abandoned vehicle. 12:50 a.m., 120th /Ames, Accident no injuries. 5:12 a.m., 400 Blk 3rd SE, Open door. 11:17 a.m., 330th/Maple, Accident with fatality. 8:04 p.m., Hwy 18/Hwy 17, Missing person/juvenile. 8:35 p.m., Hardees, Stalled/abandoned vehicle. January 26 2:14 a.m., Warrant served Luis Alberto Zumudio-Rocha. 12:29 p.m., 2900 Blk Taylor, domestic family problem. 4:10 p.m., 300 Blk N 4th, Vandalism. 7:37 p.m., Cottonwood Dr., Stalled/abandoned vehicle. 7:39 p.m., 1200 Blk 320th St., Animal report. 7:49 p.m.- 6:51 a.m. (Jan. 27), Eight various reports of stalled/ abandoned vehicles. January 27 8:44 a.m., 270th/Hwy 69, Accident with injury.

12:06 p.m., Report of fraud. 6:27 p.m., 2300 Blk Nash, Domestic family problem. January 28 9:53 a.m., N 3rd & E Main, Accident no injuries. 3:44 p.m., Warrant served Samuel Adolfo Munguia-Cortes. 9:00 p.m., 300 Blk S 4th, Open door. 11:25 p.m., 2000 Blk 260th St., Suspicious person. January 29 12:29 a.m. 100 Blk N State, Stalled/abandoned vehicle. 9:15 a.m., Hwy 18/Welch, Stalled/ abandoned vehicle. 6:59 a.m., River Road, Car-deer accident. January 30 5:09 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:58 a.m., Assisted eight accidents/no injury. PROPERTY TRANSFERS CO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Joyce E. Nieman Est, James Nieman Ex to Karen George; T97N, R26W, Sect. 36 as desc. 01-15 CO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Joyce E. Nieman Est, James Nieman Ex to Jill Niemanl; T97N, R26W, Sect. 36 as desc. 01-15 CO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Joyce E. Nieman Est, James Nieman Ex to James Nieman; T97N, R26W, Sect. 36 as desc. 01-15 WD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mark C. Kaczor, Kami R. Kaczor to Jamie M. Hejlik; GarnerOriginal Town 17-6 as desc. 01-15 TITLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ned I. Snyder Est, Joanne Snyder Est to Scott Ignatius Snyder; T96N, R25W, Sect. 13 as desc. 0117 CO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Leroy A. Carolus Est, Steve Janssen Ex, Marilyn K. Janssen Ex to Ever Grand Farm LLC; T94N, R24W, Sect. 24 and Sect. 25 as desc. 01-17 TAX SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hancock County

Treasurer to River City Rental LLC; Klemme-Original Town 1-3 as desc. 01-17 WD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jane Peterson to Angela J. Wilson Miller, Angela J. Miller Wilson; Crystal lake-Original Town 17-6 a desc. 01-17 DEED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Roger A. Ewing, Rickee J. Ewing to Donald Eekhoff, Barbara Eekhoff; Britt-Maple Hill Addition 4-8 as desc. 01-17 CONTRACT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Terry Johnson, Paula Johnson to Garrett L. Schreur, Jane I. Schreur; Kanawha-Hanson & Severins Addition 2-7 as desc. 01-17 TITLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dale Maley Est to Helene Maley; Garner-Sunset View Addition 44 as desc. 01-20 DEED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michael W. Boman, Jaye M. Boman to Randi Gambell, Ryan Gambell; T97N, R23W, Sect. 10 as desc. 01-20 TITLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robert K. Lage Est to Robert K. Lage Family Trust; T97N, R26W, Sect. 8 as desc., T97N, R26W, Sect. 17 as desc. 01-21

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2 Bedroom house in Britt area. Need references. Call 641-8601524.

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A fun fact about Ashton Wolf is that she is a huge bookworm. Ashton, the daughter of Bonnie Wolf and Joseph Wolf, was born Sept. 2, 1995. She has two sisters, Kaylie Anderson and Jailynn Wolf, and has three cats and one dog. Ashtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite quote is â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading the last one.â&#x20AC;? Some of Ashtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorites include the book Divergent, the television show Rules of Engagement, the music group Pentatonix, Pitch Perfect, purple, advanced chemistry class, snakes and all bookstores. Her favorite sports team is the North Iowa Bulls, and her celebrity crush is Chad Michael Murray. The number one thing on Ashtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucket list is to visit Europe before she turns thirty. Her biggest pet peeve is when people chew on their hair, and her nervous habit is chipping off her fingernail polish. Her hobbies include reading, drawing, playing soccer and writing. One of her favorite childhood memories is going to her grandparentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and getting to drive the truck. The best advice Ashton has received this year is to stay motivated because it will make the time go by faster. Her favorite high school memory is making the first soccer goal by a girl for the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first co-ed soccer team. During high school Aston has been involved in concert and marching band, vocal, soccer and volleyball, and she tried out for All-State vocal. Her proudest high school achievement is trying out for the musical last year. What she will miss the most about high school are her teachers. Ashton advises underclassmen to try to make the most of their high school years because they go by fast and opportunities to get involved are everywhere. After graduation she plans to attend Iowa Central or DMACC to study criminal justice.

Joel Toppin by Jacob Heinemann

Getting a pet panda is the number one thing on Joel Toppinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucket list. Joel, the son of Gene and Dana Toppin, was born on Dec. 18, 1995. Joel has an older sister, Andrea (who is his role model because of how successful she has been with her college running at Iowa State University and how awesome she has been as an older sister), and a pet bunny, Cuddles. Joelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite childhood memory was going on vacation to Colorado with his family. Some of Joelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorites include watching ESPN every day (and the celebrity he thinks he most looks like, Stuart Scott) as well as the movie Up, listening to the music group Rend Collective Experiment and shopping at any Nike Outlet store. His favorite sports team is the Boston Celtics, and, in turn, he loves to hate their rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. He also like the book Toughness by Jay Bilas, grilled chicken, French vanilla ice cream, the color blue, pandas and psychology class, and he has a celebrity crush on Rachel McAdams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy. Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelieversâ&#x20AC;? by Francis Chan is Joelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite quote. A fun fact about Joel is he has ptosis, which is another word for having a very heavy eyelid, in his left eye. If he could change one thing about himself, he would have been completely ambidextrous. His biggest peeve is when people try to talk to him when he has headphones in his ear, and his nervous habit is biting the collar of his shirt. If Joel could walk in someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoes for a day, it would be NBA player Stephen Curryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to see what it would be like to be a professional basketball player. Joelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hobby is looking for unique smoothie and oatmeal recipes to try out. During high school, Joel has been involved in basketball, cross country, track and field, National Honor Society, band, Random Acts of Coolness (RAOC), Teen Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and leading the Doulos youth group. Joel will miss his peers and coaches the most after high school. Joelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite part of his senior year has been being able to enjoy one last year with all his classmates. His favorite memory of high school is running the 3200-meter down at Drake for state track. He is most proud of achieving his state track medals. The best advice Joel has given this year is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dwell on your failures; instead, envision your success.â&#x20AC;? Joel plans to attend a four-year college to major in prepharmacy. He also plans to run in college and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to meet new people. He advises underclassmen, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dare to be different. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t follow the crowd; make your own.â&#x20AC;?

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Courtney Younge by Theodore Zrostlik

The number one thing on Courtney Youngeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucket list is to win nationals in a cow show. Courtney was born Feb. 17, 1996, to her parents Marcus and Robin Younge. Her younger sister Sydney later joined her, and she also has a dog, Milley. Courtneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role model is her dad because he is a leader and a businessman and is very hardworking. Some of Courtneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorites include Divergent, Blacklist, The Notebook, hot dogs, cows, intro to biology, chocolate ice cream and the color green. Courtneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite sports team is the Iowa Hawkeyes, and her favorite team to hate is the Iowa State Cyclones. Courtneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hobbies include volleyball, basketball, cattle showing and hanging out with friends. Playing with Barbies with her sister and Emily Spilman is Courtneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite childhood memory. If Courtney could walk in anyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoes for a day, she would choose Micah Hancockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to see what it takes to be the best setter in the nation. If Courtney could change anything about herself, she would make it so she was better at not procrastinating. Her nervous habit is biting her nails, and her biggest pet peeve is when her sister doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do chores. In high school Courtney has been involved in volleyball, basketball, track, NHS, FCCLA, Student Council, RAOC, YIELD, FFA and 4H. Courtneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite high school memory is winning the Forest City game in five to go to the regional final this year. The achievement that Courtney is most proud of is being named first team All-Conference in volleyball. Courtney will miss being with her friends and knowing everyone the most about high school. The best advice she has received this year is to make the most out of high school, and her advice to underclassmen is the same. She adds that being involved and making friends are very important as well. Courtney plans on attending Drake University and attaining a health or pharmacy degree. She looks forward to being independent.

Adrian Arnold by Ashton Wolf

Being part of the Homecoming court and having the parade on his birthday are some of A.J. Arnoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite parts of his senior year. Adrian (A.J.), the son of Tami and Steve Eastman and Brian and Edie Arnold, was born on Oct. 4, 1995. A fun fact about A.J. is he can ride his bike with no hands. A.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorites include the Bible, the television show How I Met Your Mother, Star Wars: Episode IV, the music group Bastille, the Pittsburgh Penguins, BBQ ribs, Orange Leaf, the color blue, Superman ice cream, celebrity Colbie Caillat, economics class and this quote from PokĂŠmon: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanna be the very best like no one ever was.â&#x20AC;? A.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role model is Mr. Rogers because he is a nice and really cool guy. If A.J. could walk in someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoes for a day, he would choose Morgan Freemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so he could listen to his own voice. Some of A.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hobbies include video games, running, playing the harmonica, skateboarding, surfing the web and eating. A.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s number one thing on his bucket list is to kill a bear with his bare hands (pun intended). The biggest pet peeve for A.J. is when people snap to get his attention. When A.J. gets nervous, he has the bad habit of chewing his fingernails. During high school A.J. has been involved in cross country, wrestling, track, soccer, CRAVE, Sojourn, Teen Council and FCA. A.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proudest achievement in high school is being on the Homecoming court. Co-hosting the first Garner-Hayfield/Ventura variety show with Jimmy Legge is one of A.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite high school memories. After high school A.J. plans to attend college. One thing he is looking forward to after high school is a lot free time. A.J. will miss seeing his friends when he leaves for college.

Being more independent is just one of the many things Matt Schroeder is looking forward to after high school. Matthew Robert Schroeder, born on Aug. 16, 1995, is the son of Fred and Lisa Schroeder. Growing up, Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite memory was playing GameCube with James and Joseph Ermer at their babysitterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. When he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in school, Matt enjoys spending his free time golfing, reading, traveling and playing video games with his friends. Some of Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorites include the TV series The League, the movie Caddyshack, the book The Lincoln Lawyer, the Zac Brown Band, pugs, cotton candy-flavored ice cream, the color yellow, celebrity Rose Byrne and shopping on TGW.com. Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite team is the Green Bay Packers, and he loves to hate the Seattle Seahawks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pray continuallyâ&#x20AC;? from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 is his favorite quote, and his favorite song is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carpe Diemâ&#x20AC;? by Green Day. Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest role model is Jesus because Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect, and if Matt could change one thing about himself, he wishes that he himself could be a better a role model. Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest pet peeve is when people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try their hardest, and, like many, Matt has some peculiar quirks. He only eats cereal without milk, and he tends to bite his nails when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nervous. Matt has participated in drama, chorus, jazz band, marching band, concert band, golf, baseball, cross country, National Honor Society, Student Council, Teen Council and FFA. After graduating, Matt plans to get a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in accounting at either Buena Vista or AIB and play golf at the collegiate level. Looking back, Matt is most proud of placing fourth individually and second as a team his junior year at conference golf. His favorite class was American history with Mr. Knipfel, and his favorite high school memory is state mock trial his freshman year with Ted, Michael, Caleb and A.J. Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice to underclassmen is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Talk with your teachers outside of class. You can learn a lot more than the curriculum.â&#x20AC;?

October Anderson By Olivia Hackbarth

Making the A or B honor roll every quarter each year of high school is the high school achievement of which October Anderson is most proud. October Bliss Anderson is the daughter of Robin and Mark Anderson. She was born on Oct. 27, 1995, and has an older brother, Jacobey. Her favorite childhood memory is camping in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Some fun facts about October are that she hates the smell of green apple and she has owned pet ferrets. Some of Octoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorites include the color orange, baby harp seals, Chinese food, Hamburger Helper, shopping at Deb, the book The Outsiders, the TV series Jersey Shore, the music group Macklemore and any course that Mr. V. teaches. Her favorite quote is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Early to rise, early to bed makes a man healthy but socially dead,â&#x20AC;? and Seth Rogen and Travie McCoy are her celebrity crushes. Publishing a successful book is the number one thing on Octoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucket list. Her hobbies include working at Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s after school, being with her friends, shopping and collecting My Little Pony figures. If she could change one thing about herself, she would break the habit of leaving her dirty clothes to pile up in her room. Octoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest pet peeves are when people â&#x20AC;&#x153;forgetâ&#x20AC;? to put on deodorant or brush their teeth and when people who watch movies with her try to repeat whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being said but have no idea, so they mumble through the scene. Reciting lines drives her crazy! When October meets someone new, she has the nervous habit of being uncomfortably quiet for fear of stuttering or putting her foot in her mouth. Octoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite part about her senior year has been a tie between turning eighteen and getting an extended curfew, getting her full license and getting her beautiful tattoo. Though October is looking forward to getting her own place after high school, she says she will miss the social part about high school the most. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living at home and being a student is easy. Life after graduation only gets harder,â&#x20AC;? she says. Her advice to underclassmen is that late assignments bring down your grade quicker than bad test scores. If you complete assignments on time, you can still maintain a B grade. Octoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans after high school are to work full-time to continue to save money and decide on college when she is more focused on education.

Spotlight on Teen Council by Whitney Watson

Teen Council, part of the Garner Asset Project, was created to allow a group of students to try to prevent and reduce underage drinking and illegal substance abuse throughout the entire student body and community. Members meet monthly to organize activities and discuss additional information relating to trends of drinking and substance abuse. Sandy Rayhons, Garner Asset Project coordinator and Teen Council adviser, stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teen Council provides a vital force to the prevention community and promotes involvement and participation through school activities and community events.â&#x20AC;? Teen Council was started in 2004 for a group of 20-25 high school students. To become a member, students have to go through an application process that asks questions about why they want to be a member and why they want to reduce underage drinking and drug use in the community. Current Teen Council members review the applications and vote on new membership. Laura Welsh, Teen Council member, added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Teen Council is beneficial to students because it helps them to be-

come more aware about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.â&#x20AC;? Activities conducted by Teen Council include promoting Safe Homes, popcorn bag stickers, overtime events, medical marijuana presentation, posters and participating in Red Ribbon Week. On Feb. 26 a couple of members will go to the state capitol to participate in the Day on the Hill. Members will talk to legislators about legalizing marijuana and the social host ordinance. Each person in Teen Council takes on responsibilities to make these various activities successful. All members of Teen Council have an important leadership role in the school and community. Members have to be a positive role model and work to influence students and the community to stand against underage drinking and substance abuse. Teen Council has been instrumental in passing laws statewide to help combat underage drinking and continues to work to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse.

Teen Council: Row 1 (l to r): Megyn Smith, Sydney Childress, Laura Welsh and Jimmy Ermer. Row 2: Emily Spilman, Bri Bier, Whitney Watson, Ellie Meyers, Riannan Kadrlik and Kyleigh Slaichert. Row 3: Zac Scholl, Katie Rasmuson, Courtney Field, Grace Tusha, Jack Bertilson, Matt Schroder and A.J. Arnold. Row 4: Trevor Rayhons, Jeremiah Loschen and Teddy Zrostlik. Not Pictured: Joel Toppin, Katie Smith and Maddie Tusha.


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GHV Girls Continue to Roll

With the completion of regular season play gradually drawing nearer, the Garner-Hayfield girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team appears to be gearing up for tournament action. The Cards added three more wins to their record last week, including a critical victory against Osage on Tuesday. That win put GHV solidly on top of the North Iowa Conference standings and if the Cardinals can win out they will earn the league title. Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game with the Green Devils was important for several reasons. A loss at Osage before Christmas was GHVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone blemish on the their NIC record meaning the Cardinals needed to beat the Green Devils this time around to preserve any hopes for a conference title. That December loss was also costly since the IGHSAU decided to send GHV to Osage for tournament play rather than keep the Cards at home. GHV is hoping to make another deep run into the tournaments and Osage will be the first obstacle to that goal. GHVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slow start on Tuesday made Cardinal fans a little nervous as Osage controlled the first quarter to lead 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8. The Cards were able to chip into the lead during the second period and close the gap to 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20 by halftime. Osage appeared to hold off the Cardinal rally in the third quarter, taking a 35 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 30 lead into the final period. The Green Devils maintained their edge through most of the fourth quarter only to see the Cardinals rally in the

closing minutes for a 43 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 39 win. Balanced scoring has been critical to the Cardinalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; recent success and that trend continued against Osage. Emily Spilman led GHV in the scorebook with 11 points and four steals followed by Hannah Lau with10 points and five rebounds. Maddie Tusha finished with eight points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals while Shelby Rayhons scored seven points. Mackenzie Van Gerpen and Bri Bier completed the scoring total with four and three points respectively. Cardinal coach Matt Erpelding commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get off to a good start in this one. We had seven first quarter turnovers that led to 13 of their 19 first quarter points. They only had two points off our next 18 turnovers. We made some defensive adjustments at the end of the quarter and battled our way back into the game with an outstanding second quarter of defense. The second half was a very tight battle throughout as they were able to stretch the lead to five heading into the final quarter. My girls dug deep and had another great quarter of defense again holding them to only four points. Trailing by one with less than two minutes to play our full court defense forced a turnover that we converted for a basket while picking up a fifth foul on their outstanding post player Jadee Walsh. We had an outstanding offensive possession in which we ran a lot of time off of the clock and Bri and Emily knocked down some huge

free throws to help us pull out the tremendous win. This was an outstanding effort from my girls. After falling behind big in the first quarter we never lost our composure but rather stayed focused and locked down defensively. Nothing was easy offensively as they are a very good defensive team as well. We just continued to battle and wait for them to break down and give us an opportunity to score. Obviously this is a big win in the battle for a conference championship. More importantly it sets up a very interesting matchup as we play them at their place in the first round of the tournaments.â&#x20AC;? North Iowa has been a difficult place for the Cardinals in recent years so GHV fans were no doubt a little apprehensive about the trip to Buffalo Center. The Cards used a strong defensive effort early in the game to take build a 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 lead over their hosts after one quarter of play. GHV held the Bison to single digits again in the second quarter as the Cardinals extended their advantage to 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 by halftime. The Cards continued to control the tempo of the game through the third quarter and put the game away with a 42 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 19 lead going into the final quarter. The bench saw plenty of action in the final period and GHV won by a score of 57 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 32. Emily Spilmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14 points led another balanced offensive attack by the Cardinals. Maddie Tusha followed with seven points and Bri Bier chipped in six points with five assists. Mackenzie Haag, Mackenzie Van Gerpen and Sydney Younge scored six points apiece while Hannah Lau added four points with seven rebounds. Rounding out the individual leaders for GHV were Grace Tusha with five rebounds and four points along with Shelby Rayhons and Tiara Van Gerpen with two points apiece. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the first time in several games we had a solid first quarter on both ends of the floor,â&#x20AC;? remarked Coach Erpelding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our defense stepped up from the opening tip and our offense executed for quality shots. We executed our press break very well leading to some easy baskets. Another focal point for us heading into this game was our third quarter performance on the defensive end. We did a much better job on that as well as we held them to eight points and stretched the lead to 23. We did a solid job on the boards coming away with 17 offensive rebounds and out rebounding them by 14. The one disappointing area of the

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Our passing was as bad as I Hannah Lau: 4-8, 2-2, 10, 2; Maddie have shot over 30% from the field. have ever seen it and we did a very Tusha: 2-7, 3-7, 8, 3; Shelby Rayhons: Prior to that we had been holding op- poor job of taking advantage of what 3-6, 1-4, 7, 4; Mackenzie Van Gerpen: ponents to field goal percentages in the their defense was giving us. Our inten- 2-3, 0-0, 4, 0; Bri Bier: 1-5, 1-2, 3, 0; mid to low 20s. It was great to see us sity on the defensive end was lacking Mackenzie Haag: 0-4, 0-0, 0, 0; Sydplay so well as North Iowa is always a which led to a poor rebounding effort ney Younge: 0-0, 0-0, 0, 1; Tiara Van very difficult place to play.â&#x20AC;? resulting in some unacceptable sec- Gerpen: 0-0, 0-0, 0, 2. Bishop Garrigan is typically a com- ond chance points. I challenged the GHV 14 13 15 15 57 petitive non-conference contest for the girls at halftime and they responded NI 5 6 8 13 32 Cardinals, but the Golden Bears were tremendously with an outstanding de- Individual stats (FGM-A, FTM-A, P, not able to stay with the athleticism of fensive effort in the second half hold- F): Emily Spilman: 6-7, 1-2, 14, 3; this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GHV squad. The Cards ing them to three points until the last Maddie Tusha: 3-4, 1-1, 7, 2; Bri Bier: pulled ahead 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 after one quarter minute of the game. We also made an 2-9, 1-2, 6, 1; Mackenzie Haag: 3-8, of play but then hit an offensive road offensive adjustment at halftime and 0-0, 6, 0; Sydney Younge: 1-1, 4-4, 6, block to score only four points in the executed it to perfection early in the 1; Mackenzie Van Gerpen: 2-4, 2-4, 6, second period. Fortunately, Garrigan half and that put the game away. This 2; Hannah Lau: 2-5, 0-0, 4, 0; Grace also had trouble finding the basket was a great defensive effort as we held Tusha: 2-5, 0-0, 4, 1; Shelby Rayhons: during that time and GHV was stayed them scoreless for nearly an 11-minute 1-1, 0-0, 2, 4; Tiara Van Gerpen: 1-3, in front with an 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 score at half- stretch in the second and third quarters 0-0, 2, 1; Courtney Younge: 0-1, 0-0, time. Whatever was wrong for the and scoreless again for seven minutes 0, 1; Kim Dornbier: 0-1, 0-1, 0, 2; Cardinals was fixed in the third quarter in the fourth quarter. Again we did Payton Bamrick: 0-1, 0-0, 0, 0; Olivia and GHV put the game away, leading a good job improving on our focal Hackbarth: 0-0, 0-0, 0, 1; Madee He37 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13 heading into the final period. points heading into the game. Along jna: 0-2, 0-0, 0, 0. The bench was cleared and when the with improving our first and third GHV 14 4 19 14 51 final horn had sounded the Cards came quarter performances, we wanted to BG 5 5 3 4 17 away with a 51 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 17 victory. get back to improving our defensive Individual stats (FGM-A, FTM-A, P, Maddie Tusha scored 13 points field goal percentage. We did all of F): Maddie Tusha: 6-12, 0-1, 13, 0; with six steals to lead GHV and Em- that in this game as our first and third Emily Spilman: 1-4, 8-10, 10, 2; Shelily Spilman added 10 points, five as- quarters were very good and I believe by Rayhons: 3-5, 3-6, 9, 3; Mackenzie sists and four steals. Shelby Rayhons they shot around 20% from the floor. Van Gerpen: 3-5, 0-0, 6, 2; Hannah chipped in nine points followed by We will be very successful if we can Lau: 2-4, 0-0, 4, 2; Grace Tusha: 2-3, Mackenzie Van Gerpen with six points continue to excel in those two areas of 0-1, 4, 1; Bri Bier: 1-3, 1-1, 3, 1; Payand Hannah Lau with four points the game.â&#x20AC;? ton Bamrick: 1-1, 0-0, 2, 0; Mackenzie and five rebounds. Grace Tusha also The Cards are now 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 in NIC Haag: 0-4, 0-0, 0, 1; Courtney Younge: scored four points while Bri Bier tal- play and 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 overall. GHV will host 0-4, 0-0, 0, 1; Sydney Younge: 0-1, lied three points and five rebounds. Lake Mills on Tuesday before travel- 0-0, 0, 1; Kim Dornbier: 0-0, 0-0, 0, Payton Bamrick scored two points to ing to Forest City on Friday in a game 1; Olivia Hackbarth: 0-2, 0-0, 0, 0; complete the scoring total. that should determine the winner of Madee Hejna: 0-1, 0-0, 0, 0.

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GHV Wrestlers Sweep at Belmond Action has been limited for the GHV wrestling team in recent weeks due to a number of weather related cancellations. The Cardinals were finally able to get back on the mat last week in dual competition as GHV traveled to Belmond for a quadrangular against the Broncos, West Fork and NorthwoodKensett. It was a good night for the Cards as GHV topped all three opponents in duals that were not very close. In the first action of the night, the Cardinals scored in the first eight matches on the way to a 45 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0 lead. GHV gained five forfeits in that stretch while also scoring pins from Dalton Basinger at 138 pounds and Brady Baker at 170 pounds along with a decision from Connor Shaw at 160 pounds. Andrew Dornbierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision at 120 pounds completed the Cardinal scoring. The Cardinals cruised to a lopsided win over West Fork in their second dual of the evening. The Cards scored six pins against the Warhawks while adding points on two decisions and three forfeits. West Fork benefitted from two forfeits by GHV and did manage to score a pin. Picking up falls for the Cardinals were Connor Shaw (152 pounds), Cade Baker (160 pounds), Tucker Datema (170 pounds), Nic Tusha (220 pounds), Allan Devora (285 pounds) and Andrew Dornbier (120 pounds). Connor Smith and A.J. Arnold added decisions to the scoreboard at 182 and 132 pounds respectively. GHV won nine matches in the final dual of the evening on the way to a 48 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 22 victory over Northwood-Kensett.

Colby Reidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pin at 145 pounds got the Cards rolling as Connor Shaw, Cade Baker and Tucker Datema all followed suit at 152 pounds, 160 pounds and 170 pounds respectively. Connor Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision at 182 pounds gave GHV a 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0 lead. A forfeit at 195 pounds put Northwood on the board but Nic Tusha followed with a pin at 220 pounds to maintain the 27-point lead. GHV went on to win three of the next five matches as Austin Case and Austin Oborny earned pins at 106 and 126 points. A.J. Arnoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision at 132 pounds completed the Cardinal scoring for the night. Cardinal coach Steve Smith was pleased with the effort of the squad at Belmond saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wrestled very well on Tuesday to pick up the three dual wins.â&#x20AC;? GHV traveled to Lake Mills on Saturday to compete in the North Iowa Conference tournament. Details from that action appear in a separate story in the Leader Sports section. Complete results from the quadrangular meet at Belmond follow. GHV 48 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Belmond 30 138 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dalton Basinger (GHV) pinned Jonny Dugger, 2:24; 145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Remington Jorgensen (GHV) won by forfeit; 152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Colby Reid (GHV) won by forfeit; 160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Connor Shaw (GHV) dec. Race Toffey, 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0; 170 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brady Baker (GHV) pinned Nick Raftie, 1:10; 182 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tucker Datema )GHV) won by forfeit; 195 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Connor Smith (GHV) won by forfeit; 220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nic Tusha (GHV) won by forfeit; 285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Luke Werden (B) pinned Allan

Mike Myers going for the fall. (Photos courtesy of Jenna Weiland)

Nic Tusha competes at 220 lbs. (Photo by Rick Ermer) Devora, 2:57; 106 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Juan Guido (B) pinned Austin Case, 3:16; 113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nathan Bean (B) won by forfeit; 120 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Andrew Dornbier (GHV) dec. Zach Anderson, 7 -6; 126 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Zach Andrews (B) pinned Austin Oborny, 2:00; 132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tanner Heaberlin (B) pinned A.J. Arnold, 5:33. GHV 60 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; West Fork 18 152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Connor Shaw (GHV) pinned Austin Steil, 1:03; 160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cade Baker (GHV) pinned Coltan Kessler, 0:50; 170 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tucker Datema (GHV) pinned Matt Ries, 1:51; 182 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Connor Smith (GHV) dec. Tyson Pillard, 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2; 195 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; James Vestweber (WF) won by forfeit; 220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nic Tusha (GHV) pinned Morgan Steenhard, 0:53; 285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Allan Devora (GHV) pinned Tanner Schreckengost, 0:28; 106 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Austin Case (GHV) won by forfeit; 113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Justin Anderson (WF) won by forfeit; 120 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Andrew

Dornbier (GHV) pinned Devlynn Sasse, 3:34; 126 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jacob Hanson (WF) pinned Austin Oborny, 1:21; 132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A.J. Arnold (GHV) dec. Colton Rowe, 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5; 138 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dalton Basinger (GHV) won by forfeit; 145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Colby Reid (GHV) won by forfeit. GHV 48 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Northwood-Kensett 22 145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Colby Reid (GHV) pinned Mitchell Athey, 2:20; 152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Connor Shaw (GHV) pinned Dawson Vanryswk, 1:26; 160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cade Baker (GHV) pinned Caleb Kilment, 1:14; 170 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tucker Datema (GHV) pinned Scott Hengesteg, 2:33; 182 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Connor Smith (GHV) dec. Dylan Buechele, 8-4, 195 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Zach Hengested (NK) won by forfeit; 220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nic Tusha (GHV) pinned Casey Dahlby, 0:18; 285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hunter Julson (NK) pinned Allan Devora, 3:02; 106 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Austin Case (GHV) pinned Jalin Davis,

Cards Place Sixth at NIC Wrestling Tourney

GHV traveled to Lake Mills on Saturday hoping to place among the top four teams at the North Iowa Conference wrestling tournament. The Cardinals have been competitive against NIC teams in dual matches this season, but Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament proved to be a bit disappointing for GHV wrestlers, coaches and fans. As usual, Osage ran away from the field in the team standings on the way to a championship with 251.5 points. Forest City was a distant second at 199.5 points followed by Lake Mills (158.5) and Belmond (106.5). Newman placed fifth with 102 points while the Cardinals were sixth with 94. At the bottom of the list was West Hancock with 84.5 points. Nic Tusha was GHVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest indi-

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vidual finisher on the day. The senior 220-pounder advanced to the finals where he lost that match and had to settle for second place. Tusha opened the day with a bye and then advanced to the finals with a pin. The Cardinals had two individuals finish the day in third place overall. After losing his semifinal match, Connor Shaw scored a pin and a decision at 152 pounds to place third. Connor Smith also ended his day on a positive note after losing his semifinal match at 182 pounds. A third round bye and a consolation final decision led to Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third place finish. Three additional Cardinals added falls to their individual records throughout the day. Austin Case picked up a first period pin in his last match at 106 pounds. A.J. Arnold also scored a pin in his final match of the day at 132 pounds while Dalton Basinger scored a fall in his first match of the day at 138 pounds. Cardinal coach Steve Smith stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt that we suffered a little bit of a letdown on Saturday and did not compete to the best of our ability. Our Sectional tournament is this coming weekend at Clear Lake so we need to come out and

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Cardinal Boys Top North Iowa

GHV basketball fans were hoping to see their Cardinal boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team bounce back after last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappointing stretch, but Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Osage only added to the frustration. The Cards finally got back into the win column at North Iowa on Friday but that happiness was short-lived as Garrigan topped GHV on Saturday. The Cardinals wanted to get out of the gates quickly against Osage on Tuesday in order to build some confidence, but the Green Devils proved to be ready as they jumped ahead 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 heading into the second quarter. Osage appeared to put the game away in the second quarter after pushing the lead to 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 14 midway through the period, but GHV chipped away at the deficit through the final minutes of the half and closed the gap to 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 25. The Cardinals opened the third quarter with a bucket to make it a three-point game leading to an exciting second half of basketball. Osage maintained their edge to lead 49 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 42 going into the final period and the Cardinals had one more surge left before the night was through. GHV got to within two points at 57 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 55 midway through the fourth quarter but Osage scored their final 14 points of the night at the free throw line to preserve a 71 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 62 win. Braden Meints scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead GHV on the night. Joel Toppin followed with 13 points and Jake Wolf chipped in nine points with seven rebounds. Spencer Shaw scored eight points with five assists while Holden Hutcheson also net-

ted eight. Harley Forryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two-pointer completed GHVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scoring. Cardinal coach Joe Albertson commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew Osage had weapons that needed to be accounted for, but our worst enemy was probably ourselves. Losing games has had an effect on our confidence and that in turn has affected our execution. Our goal was to find a way to play with more poise and enthusiasm, but Osage made that difficult by opening up a 14-point lead late in the first half. However, we rallied and cut it to five by halftime behind Braden Meintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; aggressive play. Osage was playing well and getting scoring from many players on their team, but we made another run at them late in the fourth and cut it to two points. Joel Toppin really stepped it up in the fourth quarter to put us in a position to pull off a win, but turnovers and a failure to get stops cost us the game.â&#x20AC;? GHV was badly in need of a conference win and Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip to North Iowa appeared to be a good opportunity for the Cards. North Iowa entered the game with only one league victory so the Bison appeared to be very vulnerable. The early minutes of the game went as planned for the Cardinals as GHV surged ahead 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 after the first quarter. The two teams played even through the second period and GHV was comfortable with a 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 19 lead at halftime. The Cardinal advantage grew to 14 points midway through the third quarter and GHV looked to on the road to an easy win, but North Iowa found

West Hancockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jacob Hejlik gets the jump ball tip facing off against Belmond-Klemme last Tuesday. (Photo by Michelle Kronemann) some life and cut the margin to 48 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 37 heading into the final period. The Bison continued their rally into the fourth

quarter and things became very tense for the Cards. GHV saw their doubledigit lead evaporate to three points in

the final minutes of the game, but the Cardinals were able to convert at the free throw line to retain the win. Braden Meints and Jake Wolf each scored a dozen points and grabbed five rebounds to lead GHV in the game. Spencer Shaw added 10 points followed by Joel Toppin with six points, five rebounds and five assists. Holden Hutcheson also scored six points while Sam Cataldo, Jimmy Ermer and Harley Forry all scored three. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you are struggling to win, the next game always feels like a must win,â&#x20AC;? remarked Coach Albertson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That attitude may have hurt us in the games prior, but I think the boys started the game with the intent to just play their best basketball. Early on it showed when we opened up an eight-point lead with good bench play by Jimmy Ermer and Teddy Zrostlik. Spencer Shaw and Sam Cataldo helped us build a 14-point lead in the third quarter, but that disappeared in the fourth when we went six straight minutes without a point. Harley Forry came off the bench and hit a big free throw, Joel Toppin hit two in the fourth quarter to build our lead, and Jake Wolf knocked down two more to seal the deal.â&#x20AC;? Bishop Garrigan has always provided the Cardinals with a competitive nonconference game late in the season and Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip to Algona continued that trend. The Golden Bears pulled ahead 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 after one quarter of play and then extended their lead to 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 19 by halftime. GHV got back into the game in

the third quarter and managed to knot the score at 32 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 32 heading into the final period but Garrigan regained control in the fourth quarter to post a 58 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 45 win. Joel Toppin scored 14 points to lead GHV on the offensive end of the floor. Braden Meints added 11 points with five rebounds followed by Holden Hutcheson with five points. Jake Wolf scored four points with seven rebounds and Harley Forry also scored four while Sam Cataldo chipped in three points. Spencer Shaw and Logan Ryerson each scored a two-point field goal to complete the scoring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Garrigan has always been a tough team to play, and we have had trouble winning in their gym,â&#x20AC;? noted Albertson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After trading baskets for the first quarter, Garrigan built a ten-point lead. We had trouble guarding their big guy in the first half, but did much better in the second half. The boys made a nice run to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but we hit a four-minute dry spell and their lead got pushed to eight. We tried to press and foul to get back in the game, but Garrigan knocked down their free throws. We have some things to fix before we play the last three conference games.â&#x20AC;? The Cardinals are now 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 in North Iowa Conference play and 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 overall. It will be a challenging week of action for the Cards with Lake Mills coming to Garner on Tuesday followed by a road trip to league-leading Forest City on Friday.

Trent had purchased a black diamond engagement ring and asked her to marry him as the film was rolling. The answer was yes so it made for great TV. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was getting interviewed by the crew and I saw Trent coming in and I wondered why they wanted to talk to him as he was not hunting on the trip, just filming and taking pictures.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little did I know what was going on and suddenly it made sense why everyone was disappointed the first night in camp. I would not been a very successful and eventful trip if the person they had everything set up for did not shoot a bear but it all would out in the end and it was something I will not forget.â&#x20AC;?

Local group kills six bears in Canada

By Greg Grabianowski Algona Upper Des Moines This article is printed with permission. Back in August, a group of eight local people trekked to Canada for an opportunity to kill a bear in the woods in area located in northwest Ontario near a little town called Atikokan. Local businessman Gene Hunt had been a regular customer and long-time friend of a guide named Albert Clement and took along with his wife, Patty; his brother Dwayne, Tri-Square employees Kurt and Lynette Hankins, long-time friend Jimmy Martin along with Alexa Kent and her boyfriend Trent Langenwalter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gene has been a long-time customer and always bring a group of people hunting to Canada each year,â&#x20AC;? said Clement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He gets people involved in hunting and is big on family bonding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The group came up for a week-long hunting trip and they shot four bears the first night; Alexa shot one the second night and Jimmy got his the final night of the hunt. Three of the bears taken; (Alexa, Lynette and Jimmy) were record bears shot with Alexaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being the biggest at over 450 pounds.â&#x20AC;? Kent had never hunted before in her life and had to complete an on-line hunter safety course before heading to Canada for the hunt. In Canada like Iowa, a person cannot purchase a hunting license without proof of the completion of a hunter safety course. The first night out, both Lynette and Patty shot a bear with a gun and Kurt and Dwayne harvest a bear with a bow and arrow. Albert sat with Alexa and was the only ones to not even see a bear.

Eight area hunters trekked to Canada for a bear hunting expedition last fall. Pictured in the front row is Lynette Hankins, Alexa Kent and Patty Hunt, while pictured in the back row are Kurt Hankins, Gene Hunt, Trent Langenwalter, Dwayne Hunt and Canadian Guide Albert Clement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first night was very discouraging,â&#x20AC;? said Kent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was in tree stand; the mosquitoes were terrible and all I saw were squirrels. I thought I came this far to see squirrels, we have them in Iowa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was pretty scary for me. I had never to been to Canada and I had never seen a bear in my life before. After the first night, I still had not seen one and I was very disappointed that four of them had shot a bear and I did not even see one, much less shoot one.â&#x20AC;? The second night was much better for Kent as Clement put up a ground blind for her to hunt out of and addressed the bug problem so she would be a little more comfortable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had been out about 2-3 hours

without again seeing anything,â&#x20AC;? said Kent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just before sunset, a bear came out on a log and Albert asked me if it was a big one. I told him I had never seen one before in my life so he looked at the bear and said it was a shooter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I set up for the shot and squeezed the trigger once and the bear fell over. I was so scared and I hardly remember anything else about the moment. Albert went to check to see if the bear was dead and came back and said it was a success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was still shaking like a leaf; scared and my heart was thumping out of my chest. He congratulated me on shooting my first bear in Canada and we headed back to camp.â&#x20AC;?

Back at camp, there were seemingly sighs of relief and just the opposite of the previous night which Kent was puzzled about but as Paul Harvey used to day, she would soon find out the rest of the story. Clementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hunting adventures are really big on getting women involved on the hunting front and a television group out of the St. Louis area called ScentBlockers Most Wanted was going to do a story if the ladies had any success. The next morning, Alexa was interviewed by the television crew and Langenwalter had contact the group along with Clement to pop the question to Kent to marry him as she stood over her black bear.

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QQC Parade seeking entries

The Klemme Quasquicentennial parade committee is looking for floats, decorated vehicles, musical groups, marching groups, and other participation in the Klemme Quasquicentennial parade. Organizers are looking for class floats, former band queens, cheerleaders, homecoming queens, teachers, etc. to be in the parade. Entries could commemorate a familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pioneer heritage in the Klemme community, or honor family members who were former Klemme business owners. All types of participation is welcomed. The parade will be held on Saturday, June 21s, at 10 a.m. To enter or to ask questions, please contact Vallie at 641-420-1068.

Head Start taking applications Members of the Block Heads are seen L-R: Nathan Nedved, Kim Dornbier, Winston Lemon, Jake Pringnitz, Andrew Dornbier, Jake Folkers, Tim Folkers, and Kaden Young. Coaches/Mentors are: Cory Burrs, Michelle Dornbier, and Carol Opp. (Submitted photo)

Block Heads compete at State Tournament This was the first year for a FIRST Tech Challenge 4-H Robotics Club and it has been quite the learning experience so far. The Block Heads started the season by going to see the new challenge on Sept. 7, 2013 in Marion. Then it was designing, building, and programming a robot to do the Block Party Challenge. Part of the includes having the robot move on its own in the autonomous mode, the first thirty seconds of the match, and then operating the robot with hand held controllers for the last two minutes to make as many points as possible. To compete at a qualifying tournament each team needs to have an en-

gineering notebook that details everything about the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meetings and experiences, pass the hardware and software inspections, and interview with a panel of judges. Once they pass that they are put into qualifying matches with an alliance partner against two other teams. At the end of the regular matches the top four teams compete to see who the winning alliance will be and that alliance advances to the state competition. The Block Heads went to Sgt. Bluffs on Saturday, Jan. 11, for their first competition and ended up being fourth out of 24 teams. They picked their alliance partners and competed to be in the final

match. While they did not win, they did a great job and were one of the finalists for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award. This award is given to a team that thinks â&#x20AC;&#x153;outside the boxâ&#x20AC;? and uses ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. The team then went to Cedar Falls on Saturday, Jan. 24, for their second qualifying tournament and competed against 21 other teams. They finished second at the end of the regular matches and won the final matches to be the Winning Alliance and earn a berth at the State FTC Tournament in Coralville on Feb. 21-22. They also won the Connect Award which is given to the team

that is the most connected with their local community. Judges said they were â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stellarâ&#x20AC;? in their efforts of going â&#x20AC;&#x153;block to blockâ&#x20AC;? to let others know about FTC. The other category they were a finalist in, but did not win, was the Think Award which celebrates the team that best reflects the FTC journey illustrated through their engineering notebook. FTC is a part of the FIRST robotics program and is for students in grades 7-12. The Block Heads are sponsored by Hancock County Extension, Stellar Industries, Inc, and Rockwell Collins. Anyone interested in learning more about the FTC program can call the Extension Office at 923-2856.

Ag Finances, Reliance State Bank donates Fire Department â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reliance State Marketing & Risk GARNER Bank recently donated $500 to the Garner Firefighters Management Hancock County Extension is offering a program on agricultural profitability, market outlook, and risk management on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 1:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 p.m. at the Garner Education Center, 325 W 8th Street, in Garner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The next few years could be very challenging for some crop producersâ&#x20AC;?, according to Kelvin Leibold, area farm management field specialist with Iowa State University Extension. Leibold will discuss grain price outlook, farm profit margins, risk management, and agricultural finances in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changing world. To register, call the Hancock County Extension Office at 641923-2856.

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Association. Accepting the check on behalf of the firefighters was Terry Jass, Fire Chief. Neil Fell, Market President, stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very fortunate to have a dedicated volunteer fire department serving the Garner community. Reliance State Bank is proud to show our gratitude and support of our local volunteers.â&#x20AC;? Pictured left to right: Fire Chief Terry Jass and Market President Neil Fell. (Submitted photo)

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It was back to the 1950s for the Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Buddies show at Garner-Hayfield Elementary, Thursday. Winners of the boys costume contests were: (front row, lefy-right) Alex Mohlis, Kollin Hanson and Mason Graham, (back row) Max Whipple and Dylan Piper. Winners of the girls contest were: (front row, left-right) Emily VanDusseldorp, Holly Piper, Madison Renner, (back row) Hannah Swartout and Emma Kudej. (Leader photos by Rebecca Peter)

Minnesota State Mankato Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List MANKATO, MN - The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Marilyn Wells. Among 3,011 students, a total of 698 students qualified for the High Honor List by achieving a 4.0 straight â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? average, while 2,313 students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 average to qualify for the Honor List. To qualify for academic honors, undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours for the semester. Stuart Blank, of Garner, was one of the students named to Mankatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Honor List.

Kaplan Fall Dean List

Kaplan University in Mason City has released its October term Dean List. Students named to the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List achieved a GPA of 3.4-3.95 on a 4.0 scale. Students named to the Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List achieved a GPA of 3.96-4.0 on a scale of 4.0. Those on the Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List are denoted with as asterisk following their name. Christina Faught, Garner, 3.86; Julie Sorenson, Woden, 3.65; Michael Trager, Britt, 3.85; Shelly Mego*, Garner, 4.0; Kristan McDermott*, Lu Verne, 4.0.

Briar Cliff Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 309 students have been named to the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List for the first semester of the 2013-14 academic year, including 66 students who have achieved a perfect grade point average of 4.0. Full-time students who have a semester grade point average of 3.5 or greater and part-time students who complete six or more credits in a semester with a grade point average of at least 3.5 are eligible for the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List. An asterisk indicates a perfect 4.0 achievement. Wesley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jacob Rosenmeyer; Woden â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tracie Eden*.

Creighton University Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List OMAHA, NE - Amanda Eekhoff of Britt, a fourth-year in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, was named to the fall 2013 Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List at Creighton University. Full-time students who rank in the top 10 percent of their class for the semester and earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List.

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