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Pictured front, from left: Dalia Gaytan and Dominick Melendrez. Back row, from left: Raavyn Armstead, Kori Martin, and Abby Butson. Butson nominated 10 students for Youth Art Month recognition and these four Eagle Grove students were selected. Photo by Kim Demory

Local students to have artwork on display in Des Moines

BY KIM DEMORY egeagle@goldfieldaccess.net First-year art teacher, Abby Butson, has had Eagle Grove kindergarten through eighth grade students creating some new and exciting masterpieces. Impressed by their hard work and creativeness, Butson randomly chose 10 students to enter into the 2014 Youth Art Month competition. Four of those students’ masterpieces were chosen to be put on display in the Historical Building in downtown Des Moines. Raavyn Armstead, an eighth grader, created a zentangled landscape. Armstead used several smaller patterns that were then placed together to form one larger pattern. Her drawing was of a hill

and sunset. While she was honored to have been chosen, Armstead was really at a loss of words of how excited she really was to have her artwork on display in Des Moines as part of Youth Art Month. Fellow eighth grader Kori Martin also created a zentangled piece. Hers depicted a sunset reflecting in the water. She, too, was excited to know her hard work will be on display for many to see. Dalia Gaytan, a third grader, did a birch tree drawing. His picture featured trees, a cabin, and deer. While his skill level has grown under the direction of Butson, he said it is his grandpa who first taught him how to draw.

Second grader Dominick Melendrez is the youngest of the four who was selected as part of Youth Art Month. His creation was a self-portrait made of clay and then painted with watercolor. He said it is his favorite project he has created in school so far this year. All four students will be recognized at a ceremony on March 1 beginning at 1:30 p.m. If you happen to get to Des Moines in the month of March, try to make time to stop by the Historical Building and see their works of art. “The students are all doing really well…and they are so excited to come to art every day,” said Butson.

Afternoon blaze in Goldfield destroys home BY KIM DEMORY egeagle@goldfieldaccess.net Justin Frakes, a Goldfield volunteer fire fighter, and his father, Bill Frakes, had only owned their home located at 505 W. Chestnut in Goldfield for five months. On Sunday, Jan. 26, they lost everything as it went up in smoke. According to Adam Lewis, Goldfield Fire Department Assistant Chief, they were dispatched to the home at 1:10 p.m. With only 13 volunteers on the department, and knowing it was a fellow fire fighters home, they also dispatched the Eagle Grove Fire Department for mutual aid. Lewis was proud to say that 12

of the Goldfield volunteers showed up on the scene quickly, with the Eagle Grove Department following not far behind. “I’m very thankful (the Goldfield volunteers) all showed up,” said Lewis. He was also glad to receive assistance from the crew in Eagle Grove. “They have a good department,” he added. I feel fortunate that they are right here when we need them.” According to Lewis, the structural fire was under control within 15 minutes, unfortunately, the home was a total loss. Bill was not home at the time of the fire. Justin

and their pet dog both escaped without injury. “We really appreciate the efforts of both (fire) departments… especially in the weather conditions they had that day,” said Bill. Because the fire left Bill and Justin with literally only the clothes on their back, the Goldfield fire fighters banned together to find clothes in their own closets that would help them stay warm and at least get through the next several days. The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time.

Goldfield Assistant Fire Chief Adam Lewis stands in front of the Bill and Justin Frakes home in Goldfield where a fire left the house uninhabitable. Photo by Kim Demory

BY KIM DEMORY egeagle@goldfieldaccess.net There will be a new face behind the Eagle Grove Area Chamber of Commerce next week. Her name is Lisa Knigge, and she brings with her 11 years of experience. Originally from the Fort Dodge area, Knigge graduated from St. Edmonds in 1990. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in business management from Buena Vista University, Knigge returned home and accepted a position with the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development in 2002. Knigge remained with the (now known as) Fort Dodge Growth Alliance until accepting her new position in Eagle Grove. “Being in Fort Dodge, I learned a lot. Now I’m looking forward to a new challenge,” Knigge said of her decision to accept the Eagle Grove Chamber Director position. She said her first mission will be to connect with the current Chamber members and make sure everyone who needs to be involved (with the Chamber) is involved. She also hopes to show them her enthusiasm to have Chamber and businesses

The Eagle Grove City Council passed the first reading of the revised Ordinance 136.03, pertaining to sidewalk snow removal, at their regular meeting this past Monday night. Following that, Councilperson Wally Lorenzen motioned to waive the other two readings and adopt the ordinance as written. It was seconded by Tony Axtell and approved. The ordinance now becomes part of city code upon publication. At the recommendation of city attorney Brett Legvold, some additional language was added prior to passage. The revised ordinance now reads as follows: Removal of Snow, Ice and Accumulations – It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within 48 hours, the City may notify the abutting property owner that such snow or ice, or accumulations of snow or ice, must be removed by the abutting property owner within the next 12 hours or else said property owner shall be subject to prosecution for a municipal infraction pursuant to Chapter 4 of the Code. In addition to prosecution for a municipal infraction, the City may perform the removal itself and assess the costs of such removal against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax. Tim Moreau, with Veenstra & Kimm Engineering Services, was present to update the Council on progress with the DD#94 work and

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Local students to have artwork on display in Des Moines Page1 Afternoon blaze in Goldfield destroys home Page1 Supervisors hear details on Conservation Enhancement Program Page 2

LISA KNIGGE working together towards common goals. Knigge said at first, she plans to get a feel of the community and what has and hasn’t worked for them in the past. She plans to do that by visiting all of the business members and introducing herself. “I look forward to meeting the chamber members and the people of Continued on Page 3

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to go over the 2014 Sanitary Sewer Project proposal. He told them that the drainage district improvements within the city are about 10 percent complete, and that they hope to start up again, weather permitting, in March. He is pleased with how it is progressing. The proposed sewer plan is to rehabilitate the mains in two areas along Iowa Avenue, from Fourth Street South and going north to Third Street South (first area) and then continuing from First Street South going north to Eighth Street North. The main in the two-block area in between was already lined during the previous sewer project. They will televise the lines first to determine how much needs to be done. According to Moreau’s estimates, approximately 3,650 linear feet of main will either be lined, or removed and replaced, in the project. It is understood that the City prefers slip lining, with replacement only where deemed necessary. Part of the project will also address the needs of 14 identified manholes for rehabilitation. The timeline calls for the Council to review final plans, specs and the bidding and contract documents by this June, with the public hearing held in early July. It is hoped that the contract can be awarded in early August, with construction starting later that month and being completed in November. The Council approved the plans for services as outlined by Moreau. Aaron Parrott presented the annual request from the Chamber of Continued on Page 3

City of EG now accepting debit/credit cards BY KIM DEMORY egeagle@goldfieldaccess.net

Have a water bill or other charge to pay to the city of Eagle Grove? Administration recently announced that effective immediately, you may now pay your city bills with a debit or credit card. The convenience of paying utilities with a MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or Visa credit card will cost a convenience fee of 2.45 percent or $3 minimum to the cardholder for use of the service. Of course, check, cash, and money orders are still being accepted. For more information, or to pay a bill using your debit/credit card, just call 448-4343.

Financial Peace University classes in EG Page 2 Marissa’s Monkeys climb for a cause Page 3 Community leaders: Pass emergency funds to help Iowans with propane crisis Page 4 It’s all about “heart” at Iowa Specialty Hospital Page 8 RBMS Athletes Page 13 Eagle matmen defeat Lawton-Bronson, Nevada Page 15

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EG Band and Choir Students Fundraiser Now thru Feb. 17 Purchase a butterbraid and help students raise money for their HS music trips Students grades 7 - 12 Money goes into their personal accounts _______________________ Eagle Grove Girl Scout Cookie Sale Friday, February 7th thru Sunday, March 16th Call 293-2321 if not contacted _______________________ Eagle Grove Music Boosters Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11 5:30 p.m. Elementary Music Room New members encouraged to attend

_______________________ 2nd annual John Morgan Bowling Outing Monday, Feb. 17 and Tuesday, Feb. 18 First session both nights registers at 5:30 and bowls at 6 p.m. Second session both nights registers at 7:30 & bowls at 8 p.m. Contact Chamber at 448-4821 or email adminasst@eaglegrove.com A John Morgan scholarship has been set up from part of the proceeds

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Supervisors hear details on Conservation Enhancement Program By Les houser wrightcosports@gmail.com

Cub Scout Tigers visit local library Pack 59 Cub Scout Tigers discovered that they didn’t know everything about their local library. Librarian Renee Evje showed Evan Cooper, Darwin Ordonez Gomez, and Brett Ascherl around the library. The boys learned how they could look up books in the library today on the computer and how in the past they looked them up in a card catalog. They also enjoyed getting an opportunity to type on a typewriter, something they hadn’t experienced before. Photo Provided

State Fair Award to recognize Iowa Farm Families The Iowa State Fair, Tractor Supply Co. and WHO News Radio 1040 are searching for six farm families to recognize with the Way We Live Award at the 2014 Fair, August 7-17. These families must exemplify farm values derived from hard work and a love for the occupation of farming. To enter, submit an entry form along with a 500-1500 word essay describing how living on a farm and choosing the occupation of farming has shaped the family’s life. All entries must include a family picture that illustrates the family’s commitment to their farming operation. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Iowa State Fair website: http://www. iowastatefair.org/competition/theway-we-live-award/. All entries must be postmarked or e-mailed to ebrewer@iowastatefair.org by May 1. Nominated families should show dedication to animal

agriculture in their daily lives and in the lives of their family members. Winners will receive a prize package including $250 cash, Fair admission tickets, parking, Fair food tickets and recognition during the Fair in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center. Eligible families must be residents of Iowa whose farming operation is centered on animal agriculture and may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. send entries to: The Way We Live Award Iowa State Fair PO Box 57130 Des Moines, Iowa 50317-0003 Or e-mail all materials to ebrewer@iowastatefair.org For questions about the award, contact Emily Brewer at 515.262.3111 x244 or ebrewer@ iowastatefair.org.

Mark Sandvik, a Field Specialist with the Iowa Drainage District Association, attended the Wright County Supervisors meeting to present information on the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. He was invited by Board member Stan Watne, who heard him speak at a meeting he attended and wanted the entire Board to hear about it. The program is a joint effort of the Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship and the Farm Service Agency, in cooperation with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts. It provides incentives to landowners who voluntarily establish wetlands for water quality improvement in tile-drained regions of Iowa, with the goal to reduce nitrogen loads and movement of other agricultural chemicals from croplands to streams and rivers. They will also produce wildlife habitat and increased recreational opportunities. “I’m a liason between landowners and government agencies,” said Sandvik. He reported they have 75 projects on the ground in Iowa so far, with 13 of them in Floyd County alone. “We found three eligible sites on the Eagle Creek Watershed,” said Sandvik. “Two were eliminated, but on the third both landowners were interested so we have that in place now.” The size of acres already established range from 500 up to 3,000. Sandvik emphasizes there is no expense to the landowner. “We’re the only program in Iowa with a 4 to 1 match (Federal to State dollars),” said Sandvik. In return, landowners can receive up to 15 years of annual rental payments along with a onetime, up-front incentive payment to enter into either a 30-year or perpetual easement. If anyone is interested in this program, and would like more information, you can contact either the local FSA office or Sandvig directly at: msandvik@wctatel.net. The Board visited briefly with Andy Yackle, courthouse maintenance director, concerning his desire to allocate funds for a future project in the courthouse. According to Yackle, June of 2016 will be the 125th anniversary for the courthouse building. He would like Board approval to carry over funds over the next three years to restore the current courtroom to its 1891 appearance. “We would bring back the high tin ceiling, which is in excellent shape but hidden by a drop ceiling, and the original windows that are now blocked in,” said Yackle. “The room would still need to be equipped for today’s modern technology.” County Auditor Betty Ellis said that money could be transferred from General Basic to Capital Projects. “It does need to be done,” said Supervisor Rick Rasmussen. The Board was in agreement to move forward on the plan.

The Supervisors also met with three City of Eagle Grove representatives to discuss an annexation idea for that city. Present for that discussion were City Administrator Mike Boyd, City Attorney Brett Legvold and Mayor Sandra McGrath. The issue is the need to annex the property containing Bomgaars and the Country Lane Shoppes located just south of the city limits (the property is currently outside of official city boundaries). According to Boyd, the problem only surfaced when Bomgaars bought the former Shoppers Supply building and wanted to change the sewage disposal system (They were not hooked up to the city system). “We’ve installed a lift station near Bomgaars, on the southwest corner of their property, to take it to the wastewater treatment plant,” said Boyd. “We will also include the plant itself and the Mason Lodge in the annexation. Emerson Vet Clinic is not a part of this.” The Board is okay with this idea, but will check with Planning & Zoning Director Yale Schutt to see that it complies with the County Comprehensive Plan. In other action the Board: -heard from Brad Hicks and Colleen Bartlett that MIDAS is conducting a public hearing on the proposed transit building for the county on February 26. There is no need for the Board to be present, but it was suggested they could also do their hearing the same day. The Board unanimously voted to hold a public hearing on the building plan for February 26 at 9:30 a.m. at the Supervisors boardroom. They will open bids on Tuesday, March 25 at 2 p.m., and award the bid on Wednesday, March 26 at 9 a.m.; -heard a presentation from Kimberly Tarpey, account executive with Cott Systems of Clive, on scanning of the old records in the Recorder and Auditor offices. According to Ellis, all records before 1985 are on microfilm cards and stored in the vault. “From about 1985 to the present, we have no back-up to our books,” said Ellis. “I would like to digitize everything, and also would like to tie ours together better with the Recorders office”; -set the 2014-15 budget hearing for Monday, March 3 at 10 a.m. in the boardroom. According to Ellis, due to a decrease in valuation the levy rate needs to be raised about two percent. “The budget turned out real good for this coming year,” said Watne; -approved Resolution 2014-07 which authorized changing of credit cards to TCM Bank (VISA) and follow county credit card policy; -received the quarterly revenue reports from the Wright County Auditor and Wright County Recorder.

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Last spring, Pastor Jason and Amy Cooper met nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dave Ramsey (Center). Photo by: Todd Hugen

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Do you ever wonder where your money went? Are you worried when you will be able to retire? Do you want to be able to save money for your children to go to college? Financial Peace University challenges you to take a look at your finances and take control of your money. Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church is offering Financial Peace University to the community. Pastor Jason and Amy Cooper will coordinate the class that is taught on video by nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dave Ramsey. Classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sunday nights, February 16 to April 14. A free preview will be held Saturday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church.

2014 Girl Scout World Thinking Day Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Global Action theme (GAT) based on the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. The theme for World Thinking Day 2014 is girls worldwide say “education opens doors for all girls and boys.” This theme is based on United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal 2, to achieve universal primary education, and is especially focused on making sure girls have access to education. Educating girls is one of the most powerful and effective ways to reduce global poverty. Did you know...? • Sixty-six (66) million girls are out of school globally (UNESCO). That’s even more girls than all the girls in Canada, Mexico, and the United States combined! • There are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary school. (Education First) That’s approximately the number of all school-age girls in the United States. • In some places, there are 90 students to one teacher. (Global Campaign for Education) • A child born to a literate mother is 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of five. (UNESCO) • A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20 percent more as an adult. (The World Bank) • Girls with eight years of education are four times less likely to be married as children. (National Academies Press) • Fourteen (14) million girls under 18 will be married this

year. That’s 38,000 girls today. (UNFPA) • even though K-12 school is free in the United States, almost one in every seven US adults cannot read. (US Department of Education, National Institute of Literacy) World thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The World Thinking Day award activities are designed to complement the Girl Scout leadership journeys with an enhanced global focus. A specific benefit of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is girls advancing diversity in a multicultural world, which means that girls learn to think and act in a way that promotes an inclusive environment, respecting and valuing diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and life experiences. Each year, the Eagle Grove Girl Scouts plan a global activity that the girls can participate in. Even though we live in a small community, the girls can help people in other countries. This year, we are collecting T-shirts and hats/ caps to be taken to Haiti and other countries. People in these countries need protection from the sun. The troops have decorated some donation boxes. These boxes are located in Eagle Pharmacy and Dollar General for others in the community who might like to donate. Donations will be accepted during February. Items will go to Haiti in March. ***All hats/caps/T-shirts donated must be in good, clean, new, or used condition. ***Thank you for your support with this year’s Girl Scout global action project.

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Marissa’s Monkeys climb for a cause Marissa Olson to participate in fourth “Fight for Air Climb” BY KIM DEMORY egeagle@goldfieldaccess.net Imagine if your child struggled to breath while doing everyday activities like climbing the stairs to go to bed or running around outside at recess. If asthma is a part of your child’s life, or any loved-one’s life, you know how upsetting it is for them, and how much worrying you do about their well-being. Marissa Olson of Eagle Grove was diagnosed with asthma before her first birthday. At the age of eight, she became involved in the fight for a cure by participating in The American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb in Des Moines. She and her father, Tony Olson, climbed 17 flights of stairs in the EMC Insurance building. As could be expected, being “different” from her friends made Olson feel uncomfortable in the beginning. She didn’t like taking the treatments out in public or at school. She was embarrassed. When her mother, Michelle Olson, heard about the climb while driving to work one day, she encouraged her daughter to take part not only to raise money for research, but more importantly, to meet other children with asthma and learn how they cope with it. Olson, who relies on daily medication, as well as frequent use of an inhaler and a nebulizer to treat her asthma, is proud to say that this

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Marissa’s Monkeys show off their new T-shirts. Photo provided will be her fourth year participating in the event to raise money for research, as well as awareness. Now, there’s a whole team of people who have joined Olson’s cause - they are known as Marissa’s Monkeys, and they are looking forward to their climb on March 16. This year’s event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Des Moines downtown Marriott. There can be up to 16 members on her team, and there’s still room, so if you would like to join, she would love to have you. Participants can choose to climb the stairs inside one, two, or three buildings. “It’s really a neat thing,” said Michelle when her daughter first did the climb. “It’s a privilege for us to raise money for more education and awareness (of asthma and other breathing problems). We want more people to know about it.” Olson has already been working hard to raise money for the 2014 Fight for Air Climb. She and

her teammates are currently selling rubber bracelets with “Marissa’s Monkeys” on it; she is collecting pop cans; she has sold team t-shirts; and she has also spent several nights fundraising at the Clarion Pizza Ranch. Olson still has two more nights there to earn “Monkey Money” as she calls it. Those nights are February 10 and February 26. She earns 10 percent of the sales and keeps all tips. She is also having a bake sale Saturday February 8 in the side room of the Eagle Grove Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to noon. All money earned goes to the American Lung Association. Olson knows of others in her own school who also suffer from asthma. She is not only climbing for herself, but for them, and the many other kids out there who go through the same treatments and frustrations as she does for asthma. To make a contribution, call 851-2658 or google Fight for Air Climb Des Moines 2014 and donate to Marissa’s Monkeys.

Whitetails Unlimited fundraising event scheduled Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Greenbelt Area Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Memorial Hall, 200 S. Park Street, Eagle Grove. this special event will feature a pork dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor related equipment, artwork, and collectibles only available at WTU events. Proceeds from this fundraising event will go toward projects that uphold WTU’s mission. The social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Deadline for ordering tickets is Fri., Feb. 7. To order tickets locally, call Jim Cherry at 515-448-9872 evenings, or WTU national headquarters at 800-274-5471, or go online at www.

whitetailsunlimited.com. You may also call Aaron Goodell at 227-1511, Jeff Kerch, at 851-8176, Don Motley at 448-5702, Steve Christopher at 408-8863, Chris Johnson at 2931139, Jeff Crutcher at 231-5240, or Tony Ennis at 571-4965. Founded in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited is a national nonprofit conservation organization. Our mission is to raise funds in support of education, habitat enhancement and acquisition, and the preservation of the hunting tradition for the benefit of the white-tailed deer and other wildlife. When it comes to the whitetail and its environment, WTU’s degree of professionalism and dedication has earned us the reputation of being the nation’s premier whitetail organization.

KJYL radio will celebrate 20 years of broadcasting out of Eagle Grove -KJYL radio in Eagle Grove has been busy planning many great activities to celebrate 20 years of broadcasting. The first event will be a Listeners’ Party with a concert featuring artist Sarah Reeves on Friday Feb 28th and festivities from 9am - 4pm on Sat March 1st, including another performance by Sarah during lunch. The concert and party will be held at Twin Lakes Bible Camp in rural Manson. Additional activities will include indoor basketball and volleyball tournaments, open gym, board and card games, tobogganing, ice skating, broomball, and hockey; outdoor activities are planned weatherpermitting & a free-will offering will be accepted. Lunch will be served for a free-will offering. Reservations are highly recommended for meal-planning and for sports tournament participation. Other events being discussed for the year include a book fair and garage sale to hopefully coincide with Eagle Grove’s city-wide garage sales, participation in many regional parades, additional concerts, possibly a seminar, and a BBQ and festivities as part of their fall Share-A-Thon. During their last Share-A-Thon on

Oct 30th & 31st, KJYL blessed more than 300 people with their annual free-will offering BBQ, as well as a free mini-carnival complete with games, prizes, face-painting, a family of unicyclists, & Guinness World Record Juggler Mark Hanson of Kanawha. KJYL hopes to bless many people in Eagle Grove with their book fair and garage sale by giving away many free books and movies. Proceeds from other sales and donations will benefit local ministry Global Compassion Network, a regional crisis pregnancy center, & KJYL. All three ministries are non-profit 501(3)c organizations.

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Council adopts revised snow removal ordinance Continued from Page 1 Commerce for a $3,500 contribution to their efforts during the year. The requested amount is the same as last year. He also briefly updated the Council on current happenings, such as the hiring of a new director and plans underway for Summerfest. The Council approved the request. During his report, Police Chief Ray Beltran told the Council that all four of his department’s vehicles

will soon be equipped with repeaters. Racom will be doing the installation. “It was already in the new vehicle, and it works great,” said the Chief. “We’re putting safety first, and I thank the Council for approving this request.” The Council also approved the appointment of Teri Jo Pohlman to the Ward 1 Council seat. She was then sworn in by Mayor Sandra McGrath.

New Eagle Grove Chamber Director Continued from Page 1 Eagle Grove. I’m not going to come in like a bull in a China shop…I want to move forward from the things that have been successful,” she said. “The Chamber is there to help make sure programs are successful, to help businesses succeed…to provide networking, sharing of ideas. The Chamber is a great resource to do those types of things.” Knigge said she would also like to encourage those with ideas to move the Chamber, their members, and the community as a whole, forward, to stop in and share them with her. She also welcomes any and all volunteers. Knigge said that one option she might like to introduce in Eagle Grove is to develop a prospective business tour guide group. These individuals would be personal tour guides for those considering moving to the community. Their mission would to be to point out attributes of the city that are specific to the new resident(s) that might otherwise go unnoticed. That might mean talking about community clubs like the Lions, Rotary, or sorority; or it could be talking about the teachers at the

schools and the technology updates going on; or it could mean talking about entertainment options. Knigge has several other ideas from other committees she has served on. These include the Young Professionals in Fort Dodge, the Board of Directors for Shellebration, and Mid-Iowa Growth. “I am very excited to come to Eagle Grove (as the Chamber Director). It’s a new challenge for me. Fort Dodge has had a lot of success lately, and I’m hoping to carry that forward to Eagle Grove,” Knigge said. “I’m very open (to suggestions),” she said. “As your new Chamber Director, I’m here to help bring in retailers, improve the quality of life, and make Eagle Grove an even greater place to be.” Knigge and her husband, Dale, live north of Kennedy Park. “The chamber board is very excited to have Lisa join our Chamber team,” said Chamber Vice President Sarah Jensen. “Lisa brings with her years of experience and knowledge in the Chamber world and we can’t wait to have share her knowledge with us.”

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Death Certificate Benjamin W. Hanson, 34, of Belmond. Dec. 29, 2013 Property Transfers WD – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Donald Finley McClure and Janet Lee McClure, City of Clarion, Schoolview Addition, Block 5, Lot 13, as desc. 1-22-14 WD – Donald D. Higgins and Athena C. Higgins to Trent Adams, 1-92-24, as desc. 1-23-14 QUIT – Angela M. Hinman to Jeffrey A. Hinman, 23-93-23, as desc. 1-23-14 WD – Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company to Patrick L. Conlon and Kimberly L. Conlon, City of Belmond, Morse’s Addition, Block 4, as desc. 1-23-14 WD – Alan P. Winter and Pamela S. Winter to SK Partnership, City of Clarion, Tyrrell’s Addition, Block 2, Lot 5, as desc. 1-24-14 WD – Alan P. Winter and Pamela S. Winter to Daryl F. Zwiefel and Phyllis E. Zwiefel, City of Clarion, Town & Country Place 1st Addition, Block 2, Lot 3, as desc. 1-2414 WD – James R. Williams and Anna L. Williams to Jay Lefevre, City of Clarion, Tyrrell’s Addition, Block 14, Lot 2, as desc. 1-27-14 QUIT – Nichole L. Dague and Daniel J. Dague to Nichole L. Dague, City of Eagle Grove, First Railway Addition, Block 42, Lot 2, as desc. 1-28-14 WD – Jannel Stark, Russell Stark, Janet Severson, and Roger Severson to Geopatica Martinez Barcenas and Geopatica Barcenas Martinez, City of Clarion, Railroad Addition, Block 3, Lot 4, as desc. 1-28-14 WD – David B. Dersheid to Brad V. Lawson and Rhonda G. Lawson, City of Eagle Grove, Broadway Drive Addition, Block 2, and 2891-26, as desc. 1-29-14 Clerk of Court No valid drivers license: Rudy Sanchez of Clarion, $200; Edgar Gutierrez of Clarion, $200; Julio Lopez of Webster City, $200; Fail to obey traffic control device: Carlos H. Morgles of Clarion, $100; Failure to provide financial liability: Jay C. McMillan of Eagle Grove, $250; Speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over): Angela R. Harmon of Eagle Grove, $30; Jacob H. Young of Corwith, $30; Speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over): Victor D. Callahan of St. Paul, Minn., $40; Speeding 55 or under zone (11 thru 15 over): Julio Lopez of Webster City, $80; Speeding 55 or under zone (20 mph over): Rudy Sanchez of Clarion, $145; Speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over): Vicki L. Rich of Minneapolis, Minn., $40; Tyler J. Lorenzen of Fremont, $60; Gabriel A. VanBuren of Nixa, Mo., $40; Ryan J. Marx of Grimes, $40; Speeding over 55 zone (11 thru 15 over): Vincent O. Mikaye of Burnsville, Minn., $80;

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Speeding over 55 zone (16 thru 20 over): Tricia Niemczyk of Custer, Wisc., $90; Speeding over 55 zone (over 20 mph over): Cory R. Behnke of Hugo, Minn., $120; Open container – driver > 21: Bronson Konopasek of Clarion, $300; Driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled: Jessica R. Martinez-Roque of Coalville, $250; Michael L. Hobart of Eagle Grove, $250; Ryan P. Gorman of Webster City, $250; Dian S. Miller of Fort Dodge, $250; Ryan P. Gorman of Webster City, $250; Unlawful passing or school bus: Ashlee R. Diaz of Belmond, $250; Civil Court M & T Bank vs. Rachelle R. Buseman and Terry L. Buseman, 103 3rd Ave SW, Belmond. Case was dismissed Jan. 30 without prejudice. Case was originally filed Sept. 25, 2013. Hauge Associates Inc vs. Curtis D. Hill, 312 S. Park Ave, Eagle Grove. Judgment for the plaintiff Jan. 28 in the amount of $22,435.09 plus prejudgment interest of $1,452.19 and post-judgment interest at a rate of 2.13 percent per annum from Dec. 3, 2013, and court costs.

Sheriff’s Department *Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and any defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Jan. 15 – 5 p.m. – Ron Lentz of rural Dows reported the theft of four extension cords, an implement jack, batteries, and electric motors. Case is under investigation. Jan. 21 – 11:55 a.m. – Jacqueline R. Bock of Belmond was driving a 2—5 Dodge Caravan southbound on Highway 69 entering a curve when she hit s slick spot and lost control of the van. The van entered the west ditch and slid. Bock was transported to the Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion by her husband. Damages were estimated at $5,000. Jan. 21 – 12:36 p.m. – Wayne A. Squier of Belmond was driving a 2007 Ford F150 on 7th Street NE in Belmond. Squier stated he had come to a stop and was checking his mirrors and as he began to back into a driveway was hit by another vehicle. That vehicle was a 1998 Pontiac Transport driven by Tiffany A. Imig of Kanawha. Imig stated she really didn’t know what happened but she was driving and when she looked forward the truck was backing, she hit her brakes and slid into the truck. Damages were estimated at $1,500 for the F150 and $2,000 for the van. No injuries or citations were listed. Jan. 21 – 1:10 p.m. – Joel E. Collier of Humboldt was driving a 1999 International snowplow owned by the State of Iowa at the intersection of Highway 3/69 and 210th Street. Rachel A. Taylor of West Des Moines was following in a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan owned by Wheels LT of Des Plaines, Ill. Collier was in the turning lane when Taylor pulled up behind him to turn east on Highway 3. Collier didn’t

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see Taylor when he started to back up and salt the intersection. Damages were estimated at $200 for the snowplow and $4,000 for the van. No citations or injuries were listed in the report. Jan. 21 – 4:30 p.m. – Kevin J. Brown of Belmond was driving a Ford Bronco owned by Perry E. Brown of Belmond eastbound on 160th Street. He was coming over a hill on the gravel road when he met another vehicle and panicked, over corrected and rolled the vehicle. Damages were estimated at $5,000. No citations were listed in the report. Jan. 24 – 11:02 p.m. – Angel H. Rivera of Eagle Grove was driving a 2003 Pontiac Montana owned by Maderline Febus of Eagle Grove north on Highway 17 when a pick up truck that was traveling south crossed the center line. She then swerved to miss the truck going onto the shoulder of the road on the east side and then lost control then went across the roadway and ended in the west ditch and rolling onto the passenger side. No injuries were reported or citations. Damages were estimated at $2,000. Jan. 25 – 9:27 p.m. – Arrested Edgar H. Rodriguez of Hampton and charged with possession of meth.

Jan. 27 – 6:14 a.m. – Dion S. Miller of Fort Dodge was driving a 2001 Lincoln Continental north bound on Highway 17 coming around curves when he lost control of his vehicle due to frost and ice on the roadway. The car fishtailed and he lost control hitting both the front and the rear of the vehicle on the concrete guardrail. Miller was cited for driving while suspended. Damages were estimated at $8,000. Damages to the bridge barriers owned by the State of Iowa DOT was estimated at $2,000. Jan. 27 – 4:30 p.m. – Hope E. Meyers of Hardy was driving a 1994 Dodge Dakota eastbound on 150th Street when a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Maria Sanchez of Eagle Grove did not stop at the stop sign and hit the truck. The Tahoe is owned by Viridiana A. Pecina-Gar of Eagle Grove. Meyers and passenger, Donald J. Seifried of Hardy, were transported to Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion by the Renwick Ambulance Service. Sanchez was transported to the Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion by the Clarion Ambulance Service. Damages were estimated at $3,000 for the truck and $4,500 for the Chevy. Sanchez was cited for failure to have valid license and failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way.

Community leaders: Pass emergency funds to help Iowans with propane crisis Two community leaders working to keep Iowans safe during the propane crisis encouraged state lawmakers to approve $1 million quickly to help Iowans struggling to keep their homes warm. “I’ve never witnessed such a devastating hardship for our lowincome families. Earlier this week, we provided assistance to an elderly couple living on a fixed income but the balance on their bill was still over $1,000, which is more than their monthly income,” said Julie Heck, who runs the Red Rock Community Action Agency based in Indianola. “The emergency funds we have now are not enough and will run out soon. We can’t leave our fellow Iowans, friends, and neighbors out in the cold.” “If families are facing a home heating crisis and need to use electric space heaters, they should make sure they do not overload the system or attempt to heat their whole home,” said Wayne Sawtelle of the Iowa Professional Fire Fighters. “If homeowners are using a liquid fuel

space heater, be sure it is properly vented so fumes go outside and never re-fuel the space heater if it is hot. The liquid fuel space heater should also be refueled outdoors.” On Wednesday, lawmakers filed House File 2075 to add an emergency $1 million to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that will help propane users heat their homes. “It’s clear we need to take quick action and make sure assistance is available to Iowans for the rest of winter. I encourage Iowans who need assistance to contact their local community action agency and avoid dangerous practices that can put their family at risk,” said Rep. Joe Riding of Altoona. “If we work together, we can minimize the impact of the crisis and keep Iowans safe.” To apply for home heating assistance, Iowans can go to their local Community Action Agency (CAA) or log on to www. iowacommunityaction.org. Iowans can also call 1-877-565-4450 for more information.

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Friday 1/24/14 8:00 PM Responded to complaint on West Broadway. Verbal family dispute. Gave daughter a ride to her father’s house. Saturday 1/25/14 12:25 AM Gave warning for headlight out. 2:18 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 9:09 AM Attempted to serve papers at a residence on South Jackson. 10:50 AM Responded to complaint of loose puppy on Northeast Fourth. Unable to locate dog. 2:13 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 2:52 PM Attempted to serve papers at residence on South Jackson. 4:48 PM Attempted to serve papers at residence on North Fort. 5:46 PM Responded to complaint at Laundromat. Man yelling at girl. It was a parenting issue. 7:40 PM Issued warning for headlight out. 8:56 PM Investigated suspicious subjects at Kum & Go. Sunday 1/26/14 4:09 AM Responded to possible domestic on Northwest Fourth. Male came home drunk and was verbally abusing female. Both parties agreed to go to bed. 6:30 AM Tracked down earlier subject attempted to serve papers on North Fort. Contacted Webster County to serve subpoena on Charles Hasty. 11:40 AM Issued warning for parking on wrong side of street. 11:45 AM Investigated possible domestic on North Lincoln. Verbal argument only, and parties separated. 12:56 PM Patrolled Goldfield. Investigated structure fire on West Cedar. 9:18 PM Investigated possible pole on fire on West Broadway. No fire, just residents seeing reflection. Monday 1/27/14 12:30 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 4:01 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 6:13 AM Assisted another agency on Highway 17 at Troy Bridge. 7:45 AM Investigated possible theft. Gold Eagle truck had a CB radio stolen over weekend while parked on Eighth Street. 11:11 AM Responded to complaint on Nickle Lane of a snake inside of house. Unable to locate snake. Tuesday 1/28/14 9:07 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 1:00 PM Issued warning for speeding. 1:13 PM Walked halls at Middle School. 2:00 PM Issued warning for failure to stop. 7:24 PM Made a warrant check at residence on West Broadway. 9:19 PM Patrolled Goldfield.

10:09 PM Made welfare check on North Fort. 11:45 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 11:50 PM Issued warning for headlight out. 11:53 PM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. Wednesday 1/29/14 4:03 AM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. 7:20 AM Investigated dog complaint at residence on North Cadwell. Found no one home. 7:49 AM Follow-up on dog complaint. Mother of owner stated her son was at work and she would take care of the dog. 10:25 AM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. 11:05 AM Issued warning for speeding. 11:47 AM Issued warning for speeding. 2:28 PM Assisted for a funeral. 3:31 pm Met with crisis team at Elementary School. 5:26 PM Issued warning for speeding. 6:13 PM Served papers at residence on Broadway Drive. 6:37 PM House check. 6:48 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 7:31 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 7:46 PM Issued warning for headlight out. 8:35 PM Investigated complaint at residence on East Broadway. Resident reported a man knocked on her window. Check of the area found nothing. 9:09 PM Cited Anita Asche for no proof of insurance, non-registered vehicle and improper use of registration. Vehicle impounded. Thursday 1/30/14 2:54 AM Checked business doors. 5:35 AM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. 7:20 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 9:34 AM Responded to dog complaint on Northeast Fourth. Talked with owner of dog. 11:02 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 1:21 PM Follow-up with owner of dog. 6:32 PM Patrolled Goldfield and conducted house check. 9:45 PM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. 11:59 PM Watched stoplight and ran radar at Broadway and Commercial. Friday 1/31/14 1:38 AM Conducted door check on North Arthur. Lights on in building. 2:01 AM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. 4:20 AM Issued parking ticket on North Lucas 4:24 AM Issued parking ticket on North Lucas. 4:55 AM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar.

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ICCC announces Cox graduates 2013 Fall with DMACC’s President’s List Fall semester Iowa Central Community College has announced the President’s List students for the Fall 2014 semester. The following Wright County students earned a 4.00 grade point average for the fall semester while being enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. Included in the list are: Clarion: Jeremy D. March; Dows: Mike Reyna III; Eagle Grove: Ronda J. Hinman, Joe T. Lukes, and Josie N. Robertson; Goldfield: Aaron L. Grage, Sarah M. Kraft, and Scott E. Thompson; Thor: Adrianne L. Irving; Vincent: Alexis K. Miller; and from Woolstock: Chelsea M. Egger.

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Nearly 700 students graduated from the Fall semester from Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC’s) Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban, and West Campuses. Lindsay Cox of Eagle Grove graduated with a degree as an Accounting Paraprofessional.

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Brandon Caquelin and Amy Ausborn of Webster City are proud to announce the birth of a son, Maxen Dean Caquelin, on February 1, 2014, at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. He weighed 6 pounds 14.8 ounces. He joins Auctober, 5, Victoria, 4, and Jacob, 3. Grandparents are Keith and Betty Westman of Webster City, Richard and Sandy Ellis of Webster City, Bill and Kim Caquelin of Eagle Grove, and John Ausborn of Fairmount, Minn. Great-grandparents are Janet Kling of Webster City, and Clair Weple of Ankeny.

ICCC announces Eagle Grove High School 2nd 2013 Fall Dean’s Quarter Honor Roll announced “A” HONOR ROLL List Iowa Central Community College has announced the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester. The following Wright County students earned a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 for the fall semester while being enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. Included in the list are: Clarion: Mathew C. Berry and Andrew M. Janssen; Eagle Grove: Charles E. Aldrich, Mick E. Boyington, Carolyn K. Ferry, Rachel J. Meyer, Tessa R. Roberts, Kailee A. Russell, and Connor A. Tomke; and from Thor: Mindi K. Glaze-Slaikeu.

Freshmen

Shelby Axtell, Alyssa Barkhaus, Gage Behnkendorf, Kya Carlson, Rachel Clagett, Lauren Davis, Lindsay Davis, Justin Day, Jarika Eisentrager, April Garcia, Samuel Johnson, Caitlin Kimbrough, Tiffany Krause, Megan Larsen, Taylor Lowe, Lincoln Miller, Nicolle Miller, Marlene Navas, Maci Pickering, Allyson Plain, Allison Purcell, Alixandra Rethman, Justin Sampson, Dalton Schaffer, Kendall Snyder, Dakota Stiltz, Luke Teeselink, Natalie Varland, Jana Willard, Raven Willard, and Sarah Wilson.

Sophomores

Brooke Allen, Emily Anderson, Kaitlyn Blasi, Leslie Cooper, Macklin Derscheid, Abigail Frommelt, Brian Gonzalez, Cheyenne Groat, Mallory Hammitt, Harrison Helgevold, Samantha Helmke, Danielle Koester, Brett Maier, Philipp Moritz, Brandi Osborn, Colton Pickering, Andrew Ramsey, and Jordan Wieth.

Juniors

Alexander Davis, Emilee Johnson, Kent Jorgensen, Baylee Konecne, Hailey Konecne, Katheryn Kreck, Sierra Larson, Katherine Mork, Anna Nett, Devon Omvig, Chloe Sunde, Emily White, Amy Wilson, and Heather Wilson.

Seniors

Kylee Almond, Kara Anderson, Alex Cook, Megan Crail, Dayton Eisentrager, Kennedy Evans, Eric Fransen, Kimberly Hiltabidle, Stephanie Martin, Makali Mickelson, Zachariah Ploeger, Hannah Soma, Kandace Sorenson, Katie Spellmeyer, Dylan Sporaa, Lindsay Steele, Dylan Thielen, Victoria Tomke, Tyler Vorrie, Jacob Wesselink, and Jacob Wilde.

“A” HONOR ROLL Freshmen

Shelby Axtell, Alyssa Barkhaus, Gage Behnkendorf, Kya Carlson, Rachel Clagett, Lauren Davis, Lindsay Davis, Justin Day, Jarika Eisentrager, April Garcia, Samuel Johnson, Tiffany Krause, Megan Larsen, Taylor Lowe, Lincoln Miller, Nicolle Miller, Marlene Navas, Selena Padilla, Maci Pickering, Allyson Plain, Allison Purcell, Alixandra Rethman, Justin Sampson, Dalton Schaffer, Kendall Snyder, Dakota Stiltz, Luke Teeselink, Natalie Varland, Jana Willard, Raven Willard, and Sarah Wilson.

Sophomores

Brooke Allen, Emily Anderson, Kaitlyn Blasi, Leslie Cooper, Macklin Derscheid, Abigail Frommelt, Brian Gonzalez, Cheyenne Groat, Mallory Hammitt, Harrison Helgevold, Samantha Helmke, Danielle Koester, Brett Maier, Philipp Moritz, Brandi Osborn, Colton Pickering, Andrew Ramsey, and Jordan Wieth.

Juniors

Alexander Davis, Kent Jorgensen, Baylee Konecne, Katheryn Kreck, Sierra Larson, Katherine Mork, Anna Nett, Devon Omvig, Alexandreaty Stiltz, Emily White, Amy Wilson, and Heather Wilson.

Seniors

Kara Anderson, Cole Beecher, Alex Cook, Megan Crail, Dayton Eisentrager, Kennedy Evans, Eric Fransen, Alexis Gump, Kimberly Hiltabidle, Stephanie Martin, Makali Mickelson, Hannah Soma, Kandace Sorenson, Dylan Sporaa, Lindsay Steele, Logan Toillion, Tyler Vorrie, Jacob Wesselink, and Jacob Wilde.

“B” HONOR ROLL Freshmen

Dru Boatner, Austin Burgwin, Bethany Burmeister, Braden Cahalan, Mercedes Dutcher, Brooklynn Ferry, Catilin Kimbrough, Carlos Lobato, Brandon Marsh, Colin Omvig, Christine Strickland, Katelyn Summers, and Raven Willard.

Sophomores

Kendrick Alexander, Madison Anderson, Carter Asche, Aja Bell, Chasity Bork, Kateryn Bromley, Esmeralda Figueroa, Matthew Fransen, Levi Hanson, Kacee Irle, Casey Jergens, Sean Lang, Thutam Nguyen, Louis Shriver, Parker Slagle, Raechel Spangler, Mason Stockdale, Cory Toler, Jeremy Weber, and Benjamin Wesselink.

Juniors

Victoria Axtell, Caleb Baker, Jared Beecher, John Betts, Andee Brekke, Sarai Castro-Mora, Keiley Curtis, Darin Grandgeorge, Hannah Hanson, Emilee Johnson, Karter Johnson, Hailey Konecne, Daisah Shivers, Hector Sosa Garcia, and Chloe Sunde.

Seniors

Sophomores

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Kendrick Alexander, Madison Anderson, Carter Asche, Aja Bell, Chasity Bork, Kateryn Bromley, Esmeralda Figueroa, Matthew Fransen, Levi Hanson, Kacee Irle, Nathan Kastler, Sean Lang, Thutam Nguyen, Louis Shriver, Parker Slagle, Raechel Spangler, Cory Toler, and Jeremy Weber.

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will purchase a phone/tv/internet plan. Along the way, there will be real-life situations arise at random - unexpected expenses like the dryer needing repairs or the garage door breaking. There may be a car accident that forces them to contact insurance - if they have insurance, and figure out how they will pay for the necessary repairs to make their vehicle run. The goal of the unit is to teach these young adults how to create and live by a budget. It is also about helping them learn how to save for a rainy day. Nostrom showed the students a website that she recommended they all go to at some point, and the students seemed very receptive to the idea. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that themint.org has a calculator of how long it will take them to become a millionaire if they choose different investing options. In a brief example from Ascherl, they learned that if they invested $1,000 annually in a savings account that earns 3 percent interest, it will take 114 years and 173 days to become a millionaire. If they are feeling brave and invest $1,000 a year in the stock market and earn 11.99 percent interest, they will be a millionaire in 40 years and one day. Both Ascherl and Nostrom reminded the kids, however, that playing the stock market can be very risky and you can also lose a lot of money. It’s never too early or too late to get kids thinking about making money, spending money, and saving money. Teaching them in the classroom with an imaginary budget can help them realize how quickly money can come and go, and how important it is to learn how to handle your money wisely. Nostrom and First State Bank are always happy to be a part of that process.

Eagle Grove High School 1st Semester Honor Roll announced

“B” HONOR ROLL Freshmen

Victoria Axtell, Caleb Baker, Jared Beecher, John Betts, Andee Brekke, Sarai Castro-Mora, Keiley Curtis, Darin Grandgeorge, Jacob Grandgeorge, Karter Johnson, Christina Monk, Daisah Shivers, Miranda Slagle, Hector Sosa Garcia, Alexandreaty Stiltz, and Brian Yackle.

Seniors

Maxx Asche, Cole Beecher, Liza Burmeister, Scarlet Calderon, Brock Chapman, Tiffany Christensen, Timothy Day, Clayton Foster, Alexis Gump, Joshua Morris, Rhianna Rykhus, Michael Spencer, Logan Toillion, and Austin Weland.

Eighth graders get a trial run at Butterbraids mean big dough budgeting and life for music students in the “real world” by KIM DEMory egeagle@goldfieldaccess.net Amy Ascherl’s eighth grade students in technology class are learning about financial literacy. That is why she brought in banking expert, Chelsea Nostrom on Wednesday, Jan. 29, to speak with the students about being money smart. Nostrom is a teller and personal banker with First State Bank of Eagle Grove. Nostrom began by asking the students who had a savings account. Almost all of them did. When she asked how many had a checking account, the number of hands in the air dropped to only a couple. It was no surprise since most 13 and 14year-olds are just really learning to deal with money and what happens when you spend money you don’t have. That is why First State Bank has established a special checking account for teenagers with a debit card that allows you to spend only $150 per day (compared to $500 on a normal card) and withdraw a maximum of $100 per day in cash (compared to $300). The lesson Ascherl hopes to teach in this unit, however, is that just because you earn a dollar, doesn’t mean you always have that dollar to spend on what you “want.” There are things that dollar must buy that you “need” instead. “We will immerse you into the future,” Ascherl told each class. The lesson will be facilitated through their Chromebooks with an online unit. Each student will first research and choose a career and report the salary they earn to Ascherl. They will then choose whether they are married or single and if they have any children. They will be able to purchase a living space - will they have a house, apartment, etc? They will have to decide what kind of vehicle to purchase. They

Eagle Grove band and choir students grades seven through 12 will be selling butterbraids until February 17. This project helps students raise money for their high school music trips so the money goes into their individual trip accounts. This year’s high school trip is to Chicago and the next trip is in 2016. You can also make donations to these accounts if you are not interested in buying a product. Butterbraids flavors are Cherry, Apple, Raspberry, Cinnamon, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese and Chocolate Cream. Contact a music student or Mrs. Muzzey at the middle school or high school to order.

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Kylee Almond, Maxx Asche, Liza Burmeister, Scarlet Calderon, Brock Chapman, Tiffany Christensen, Damien Comstock, Timothy Day, Kolton McCutcheon, Joshua Morris, Zachariah Ploeger, Rhianna Rykhus, Katie Spellmeyer, Michael Spencer, Dylan Thielen, Victoria Tomke, and Austin Weland.

Dru Boatner, Bethany Burmeister, Braden Cahalan, Mercedes Dutcher, Brooklynn Ferry, Maribel Guillen, Kaden Helmke, Carlos Lobato, Brandon Marsh, Makayla Nesvold, Colin Omvig, Selena Padilla, Amanda Simons, Christine Strickland, and Katelyn Summers.

Chelsea Nostrom (standing) of First State Bank Eagle Grove spent the day at Robert Blue Middle School teaching students about being fiscally responsible. Photo by Kim Demory

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Eagle Grove Pastor Mike Agnew 448-4701 DIAL-A-DEVOTION: 448-3355 http://www.eaglegroveumc.org SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship WEDNESDAY: 5:30 p.m. Junior High S.L.A.M. youth group 6:15 p.m. S.L.A.M Meal 6:45 p.m. reCharge Worship Service 7:30 p.m. Senior High S.L.A.M. youth group 7:30 p.m. Praise Band Practice THURSDAY: 6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice

GOLDFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Christina M. Perkins Goldfield, Ph: 515-825-3754 THURSDAY: 9-11:30 a.m. Pastor at Goldfield 11:30 a.m. Soup and Scripture 6-8 p.m. Support/Recovery Group at Crossroads SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 5:30-7 p.m. CHAOS MONDAY: 9 a.m.-Noon Pastor Christina at Goldfield TUESDAY: 9 a.m.-12 Pastor Christina at Renwick WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m.-12 Pastor Christina at Renwick

GOLDFIELD UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. Sara Hill, Pastor 220 E. Oak St. Goldfield, Ph: 515-825-3581 goldpres@goldfieldaccess.net www.goldfieldupc.com THURSDAY: 9:15 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in and meeting (Use North Door). New members always welcome! 5:30 p.m. Support & Recovery, Crossroads SUNDAY: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m. Choir practice, East basement 10:30 a.m. Worship Service-Ordination and installation of Elder 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Coffee WEDNESDAY: 2 p.m. Story-Time

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Dr. Fran Pettigrew Eagle Grove, Ph: 448-4612 SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study HOLMES BAPTIST CHURCH 2137 Hancock Ave. Holmes, Iowa Zach Fischer, Pastor SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 6 p.m. Evening Service WEDNESDAY: 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. Souled Out - Youth Group 7 p.m. Kids Club for ages 4 to 6thgrade NEW HAVEN ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 322 S. Commercial Church Phone: 448-5219 Todd J. and Deborah Benjamin, Pastors SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages 10:30 a.m. Church Service 5 p.m. Home Bible Studies—Contact Church if interested. WEDNESDAY: 7 p.m. Bible Study EAGLE GROVE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (CONGREGATIONAL) Ph: 448-3584 Everyone is Welcome! Building fully Accessible to the Disabled Pastor Jim Cunningham SATURDAY: 5 p.m. New Hope Lutheran Church at UCC SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 11:30 a.m. Fellowship THURSDAY: 10 a.m. EGAMA at Rotary Senior Living South GRACE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Ph: 448-5414 Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. Sunday School - 10:45 a.m. www.graceefc.com

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SOUTH ENES LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Susan Stone 205 Johnson Street Vincent 515-293-2965 FRIDAY: 9 a.m. Gather Bible Study at the Family Table (3rd Friday of the month) SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH Eagle Grove, Ph: 603-4765 Fr. Nils Hernandez THURSDAY: NO MASS 1:30 p.m. Mass & Soup Supper at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove 6 p.m. Cluster Liturgy Meeting at St. John, Clarion SATURDAY: Blessing of Candles & Throats/Baby Needs Weekend 4 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove 8 p.m. Mass in Spanish at St. John, Clarion SUNDAY: Blessing of Candles & Throats/Baby Needs Weekend 8 a.m. Mass at St. Francis, Belmond 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. John, Clarion, with Breakfast & Silent Auction for Haiti Mission Trip at Clarion 6:30 p.m. Cards at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove MONDAY: 6:15 p.m. Adult Catechesis (Catholic Prayer) at St. John, Clarion 7 p.m. Hispanic Pre-Baptism Class at St. John, Clarion TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m. Rosary at South Rotary Senior Living, Eagle Grove 10 a.m. Rosary at North Rotary Senior Living, Eagle Grove 6:15 p.m. Catholic Daughters of America at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove WEDNESDAY: 6 p.m. Choir Practice 6:30 p.m. Youth Faith Formation Classes at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove 7 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove THURSDAY: NO Mass at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove 9 a.m. Sewing Mission at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove 11 a.m. Fatima Rosary at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove

SAMUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Rich Taylor Eagle Grove, Ph: 448-5038 FRIDAY: 9 a.m. Bible Study SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Worship with Communion 10 a.m. Annual Meeting TUESDAY: 9 a.m. Quilting WEDNESDAY: 5:45 p.m. Confirmation THURSDAY: 10 a.m. EGAMA March Newsletter Articles Due HOLMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Rich Taylor Holmes FRIDAY: 9 a.m. Bible Study at Samuel SUNDAY: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m. Sew Day 5:45 p.m. Confirmation at Samuel THURSDAY: 10 a.m. EGAMA March Newsletter Articles Due NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Susan Stone 1115 SW 2nd Eagle Grove 515-603-6151 FRIDAY: 9 a.m. Gather Bible Study at the Family Table (3rd Friday of the month) SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship with Bishop Rodger Prois A Congregation of ELCA ULLENSVANG LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Darryl Landsverk Thor SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship 11 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion TUESDAY: 7 p.m. Deacons and Trustees 7:30 p.m. Council

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Mary L. Middleton, 71, Clarion

Mary Middleton Mary Louise Middleton, the daughter of John A. and Ovedia (Halgrim) Morgan, was born on September 6, 1942, in Goldfield, Iowa. She attended country school, Thor elementary, and Eagle Grove High School, graduating with the “Class of 1960”. On July 10, 1960, Mary was united in marriage to Harold Middleton at Thor Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a loving housewife raising their five children (and one husband), attending as many events as possible

for her kids and grandkids. Mary will be missed by all. Mary passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, at the age of 71 years, with family at her side. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Roger Morgan and John A. Morgan, Jr. Mary is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harold Middleton of Clarion; five children: Dori (Bill) Johnston of Missoula, Mont., Scott (Tammy) Middleton of Sun Valley, Calif., Rod (Sonya) Middleton of Eagle Grove, Melissa “Spook” (Monty) Anderson of Clarion, and Clint “Punk” (Mandi) Middleton also of Clarion; grandchildren: Erik Johnston, Maggie Davis, Kayla Davis, Jackson Middleton, Zachary Middleton, Jacie Middleton, Brentcint Middleton, Tarissa Middleton, Ethan Anderson, Kaia Anderson, and Morgan Middleton; brother, Ronnie (Shirley) Morgan of Eagle Grove; sisters-in-law, Diana Morgan of Goldfield, and Gayle Morgan of Eagle Grove; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held

Mary Middleton at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 8, at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove with Pastor Jason Cooper officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove. As per Mary’s wishes, after the funeral services, she will be cremated and buried at a later date. Memorials may be left to the Clarion Volunteer Ambulance, 121 1st St. S.W., Clarion, Iowa 50525. Foust Funeral Home of Eagle Grove is in charge of arrangements.

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50 Years Ago It’s announced that the Goldfield speech finalists will perform at the North Star Conference Speech Festival. This is the first time for such an activity in the conference. 25 Years Ago Jim Lester named Eagle Grove EMS director. Eagle Grove City Council

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Lynnette I. Nickell, 52, of Fort Dodge, formerly of Eagle Grove, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 7, at 10:30 a.m., at the Foust Funeral Home in Goldfield, with Pastor Robert Dishman officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, 5-7 p.m., at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove.

meeting lasts three hours as they wade through an eleven item agenda, including budget discussions. 10 Years Ago GoldEagle starting process to build ethanol plant in Goldfield. Dave Miller part of team that builds new medical clinic in San Andres, Nicaragua.

5 Years Ago Jess Toliver hired as Eagle Grove Area School District Superintendent Darrick Anderson sent to Presidential Inauguration to stand guard. Invention Convention for at Eagle Grove Elementary and RBMS students.

in the history of the ISU Northern Iowa Research Farm at Kanawha

BY REBECCA PETER Making farmers more productive is the goal of Micah Smidt. Smidt is the new manager of the Northern Iowa ISU Research Farm at Kanawha. He started his new job on Dec. 1. The farm, established in 1931, is the oldest research farm in Iowa. Smidt will be the farm’s sixth manager. He takes over for long-time manager Dave Rueber, who retired in November. “I want to continue doing the good research that has been done at the farm for years,” Smidt stated. The son of Bruce and Sandy Smidt of Kanawha, Micah is a 2006 graduate of West Hancock Community School. He attended Micah Smidt is the sixth manager in the history of the ISU Iowa Lakes Community College Northern Iowa Research Farm at Kanawha. Photo by Rebecca Peter in Emmetsburg before transferring and receiving his Bachelors Degree “Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico in Agronomy from ISU in 2010. He harvesting crops, Smidt will oversee worked for Crop Production Services all activities on the farm including is a serious issue for shrimp farmers,” at Irvington, Iowa. before accepting helping organize research field days he said. “No oxygen in the water is killing wildlife. The EPA could start with job at the Research Farm. He held each season. A large part of being the regulating.” lives south of Kanawha with his “Cover crops are like a nutrient research farm manager during the wife, Jenny. “I started here in Feb. 2011 [as winter is keeping records and, of scavenger,” he explained. “They can an assistant to Rueber], so I worked course, planning for next spring. He suck up nutrients and prevent that with Dave almost two years,” he recently ordered seed for next spring. from floating into the rivers. We’re said. He was a summer assistant at “That was interesting to do,” he said. trying to learn is when to apply them the farm during high senior year in “You have to price fertilizer and and how to apply them. We inter chemicals for next year - basically seed [the cover crop] with standing high school. corn and beans.” Smidt worked as an agricultural what a farmer does.” Smidt likes to hear from local He is involved with setting specialist in 2012 with ISU Farmer Assisted Research and Management up pesticide application training producers as well. “They have a program with area farmers doing classes with ISU field agronomists voice and the best ideas of anybody,” large-scale field length trials testing at various sites in the area. Other he said. He would like to work more different products (fungicides, winter projects involve maintaining with 4-H clubs and FFA chapters to nutrient trials, etc) or practices on equipment and building upkeep. The farm is owned by the North expose young people to the research corn and soybeans. “It’s taking different research Central Research Farm Association. being done at the Kanawha facility. He likes to keep up on the latest from the research farms and applying The Association’s board of directors it to farmers’ fields,” he explained. met in December with Extension uses of technology in agriculture. “A “They say, ‘Hey it works on the Field Agronomists to begin planning lot of people are interested in seeing research farm, I want to try that on for 2014. “We plan what topics need what drones [unmanned aircraft] to be addressed and we will cover do for crop scouting - taking arial my farm’.” “We’re extending the research what research has been done at the photographs of individual plants … Research Farm,” Micah said. An to scout out the fields.” farm to other farmers,” he said. “This farm is the oldest of the “Right now we’re actually annual meeting for the Northern looking for a second position for the Research Farm will be held March ISU Research Farms,” Micah said. “It’s got a nostalgia to it almost. This research farm. The person selected 13 at Clarion. Micah would like to expand farm was [originally] established Agricultural Research Specialist position would be in charge of all the research being done on conservation to research diseases in sugar beets. measures such as cover crops to We’re still looking at the same “small plot” research work. The 173-acre research farm control runoff of nutrients (in things - for example sudden death is small by today’s standards. “It’s particular nitrogen and phosphorus) syndrome in soybeans. We’ve been farming on a very small scale,” he into the watershed and ultimately doing sudden death syndrome trials said. “The freedom of this job is into the Gulf of Mexico. The danger - trying to eliminate sudden death great. You’re never doing the same is aquatic hypoxia (low oxygen levels syndrome.” “We’re trying to make the thing everyday. You learn something in water) that results from landderived nutrients reaching rivers in farmer more productive.” all the time.” Along with planting and runoff.

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City Council Minutes Trashman, Rev. Less 615.50 Fee.....17,444.54 EAGLE GROVE REGULAR COUNCIL Tim Meyers, Microsoft Office/install .......424.97 MEETING Town & Country Ins., Airport Liab./ MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014 Harley .............................................1,413.00 Mayor McGrath called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. with Council Members Swalin, Axtell, Ultramax, Ammunition ...........................582.00 Johnson, Vandewater, and Lorenzen present. Unitypoint Central Billing, Police/Fire Also present: City Finance Officer Maier, City Physicals ...........................................382.00 Administrator Boyd, and City Attorney Legvold. Unitypoint Clinic-Occupation, Data A motion was made by Lorenzen, and Membership Dues ...............................50.00 seconded by Axtell, to approve the consent Unitypoint Health, EMS Tier/CPR Cards198.00 agenda which includes the Jan. 6th minutes, UPS, Shipping Charges...........................41.64 Building Permit Report, and claims. Roll Call Veenstra & Kimm, Eng. DD94 Const.22,036.05 Vote: All ayes. Visa, Computer, Uniforms, League.....1,482.82 Airgas USA, Medical Oxygen ................304.65 W&H Coop, Fuel, Propane .................5,247.04 Aramark, Mops, Mats & Etc ...................331.26 Wright Co. Communications, Quarterly Arends Lee & Emick, Legal Fees .......2,990.42 Comm Fees ..................................20,064.80 Arnold Motor, Parts ................................924.71 Wright Medical Wellness, Fitness Beltech Solutions, Install Log Server .....191.25 Center Dues ......................................315.65 Blue Cross & Shield, Feb. Health Ins.25171.37 Previously Written: Bound Tree Medical, Zoll Batteries........417.98 Library Claims 01/08/14......................4,134.05 Brown Supply, Gaskets For Pool ...........105.00 Fund Totals: Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, General Fund....................................56,672.16 Principal & Interest .......................14,328.74 Road Use Tax ...................................20,028.97 Central Ia Dist., Supplies .......................247.10 Employee Benefits............................23,006.83 City Clerk, Garbage Billing Fees ........1,231.00 Garbage............................................18,675.54 Continental Safety Equipment, DD94 & SW Project ........................100,799.15 Oxygen Sensor..................................135.99 Water Utility ......................................16,043.37 Data Tech., Ach Software Fees .............750.00 Sewer Utility......................................13,787.52 Dearborn National Life, Life Ins. Feb. ....127.20 Sewer Rev. 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Supervisors Minutes SUPERVISORS January 20, 2014 Chairman Rasmussen called the regular meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisors to order at 9 a.m. Members present were Watne, Helgevold, and Rasmussen. Minutes of the previous regular meeting of January 13, 2014, were read and approved. Approved claims for payment. Adam Clemons, Wright County Engineer, presented the name of an applicant that he would like to offer the patrol operator position to pending pre-employment physical/drug screen, and obtaining a minimum of a Class B CDL and background check. Motion by Watne, and seconded by Helgevold, to offer position to this applicant following the union starting wages and pending pre-employment testing. Motion carried. Warren Scholten, President of Eagle Grove’s Concerned, Inc., presented a funding request of $7,000 to the Board. The funding that they are requesting is used mainly for consultation treatment, which includes depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism and drug abuse to name a few. This will be considered at budget time. Shari Plagge, Wright County Assessor, presented the Business Tax Credit applications for the Board to approve or disapprove. There were about 11 applications that were denied due to miscellaneous reasons such as multifamily residents, apartments, or entity just does not qualify. Motion by Watne, and seconded by Helgevold, to approve the Business Tax Credits as presented. Motion carried with Helgevold and Rasmussen abstaining for having business applications submitted. Motion by Watne, and seconded by Rasmussen, to approve the denied list of Business Tax Credits as presented. Motion carried, with Helgevold abstaining due to him having an application submitted. Jim Hosek with Allers Associates Architects, PC presented a possible change order on the Transit building. Looking forward, the Transit committee discussed looking at a wider door to accommodate the secondary roads department in case the MIDAS buses are no longer utilized through Wright County and becomes regionalized. The committee wanted to make sure that Wright County has planned ahead to be able to utilize the facility for the secondary roads department. The Iowa Department of Transportation grant would not cover the larger doors and additional space needed at approximately $50,000 additional cost to the county. After much discussion, there was a motion by Watne, and seconded by Helgevold, to approve the addition of the water softener, hot water heater, and iron filter, and maintain the elevation grade at 1163 ft. and not to expand the doors to the wider width and leave them at 14’ X 14’ doors. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Watne, and seconded by Helgevold, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Rick Rasmussen, Chairman Wright County Board of Supervisors Betty Ellis, Wright County Auditor Wk.6

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NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WRIGHT COUNTY PROBATE NO. 02991 ESPR016377 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DIANE JOAN MRAZEK, DECEASED TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF DIANE JOAN MRAZEK, DECEASED, WHO DIED ON OR ABOUT THE 3RD DAY OF JANUARY, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 22nd day of January, 2014, the Last Will and Testament of DIANE JOAN MRAZEK, deceased, bearing a date of October 18, 1995, was admitted to probate in the above-named court, and that Kelly S. Jorgensen and Tony E. Mrazek were appointed Co-Executors of the estate. Any action to set aside the Will must be brought in the District Court of said County within four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the Will, whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate must file them with the clerk of the above-named court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the latter to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 23rd day of January, 2014. Kelly S. Jorgensen 520 N. Montgomery Avenue Eagle Grove, IA 50533 Tony E. Mrazek 12224 NW 111th Avenue Granger, IA 50109 Robert Malloy 503 N Main, PO Box 128 Goldfield, IA 50542 Attorney for Executors Date of second publication: 6th day of February, 2014. Wk.5,6

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February: It’s All About ‘heart’ at Iowa Specialty Hospital

by Karen Weld, Contributing Writer Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of flowers, candy, cards, and spending time with loved ones. But it’s also celebrated as “American Heart Month” by the American Heart Association. Many departments of Iowa Specialty Hospital (ISH) in both Clarion and Belmond are making plans to celebrate. FACT: 81 million people in the United States have some form of heart disease. Cardiac Rehabilitation Week Monday, Feb. 10 - Friday, Feb. 14 To kick off the week on Monday, Feb. 10, those associated with Iowa Specialty Hospital will wear red. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the public is invited to an Open House at the Cardiopulmonary Department on the Lower Level of the Clarion facility from 3 - 5 p.m. RN Emily Weets said, “During the open house, we will be conducting free blood sugar checks and checking vital signs. Everyone is welcome to tour our department and get information on some of our programs.” Refreshments will be served. A similar Open House will be held at ISH in Belmond on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 2 - 4 p.m. Throughout the week, both facilities will hold a silent auction with items on display, encouraging everyone to ‘bid’ on the items. Weets said, “Gift certificates, cookbooks, gift baskets, and other items have been donated by area businesses and

various groups. Clarion’s will be set up on tables near the Emergency Room and Hospital Registration Desks. Belmond’s will be near the elevators and the Main Entrance.” Bids will be taken with the auction concluding on Friday, Feb. 14, at noon. Monies will be given to the American Heart Association. Look for educational materials near the display areas as well. FACT: Heart problems are the leading cause of death in both men and women. Calcium Scoring & Stroke Screening in February CT Calcium Scoring and Vascular Stroke Screening will be given all during the month of February at a discount. Calcium Scoring tests will be $99 (regularly $125) and Stroke Screening will be $75 (regularly $95) Jennifer Schild, Registered Diagnostic Sonographer, said, “People can schedule them any time. They don’t have to wait for insurance providers, as these are paid by individuals. It has proven to be a good investment in people’s health. If we find a problem, the patient is referred to a physician. This can be a good investment in your continued good health. Some people have given their loved one a screening or scoring as Valentine’s gift. It is better to avoid a stroke or a heart attack, if possible.” Contact Patty or Yuri with questions or to schedule an appointment 1-515-532-2811, extension 9353.

Legal Notice WRIGHT COUNTY ANNUAL SALARIES FOR 2013

Michele Lund .................................... 29,364.01 Brady A Lyons ................................... 41,931.93 Mary C Lyons ................................... 11,110.10 Larry Maasdam...................................... 734.85 John L Mandal .................................. 58,114.38 Larry McBain .................................... 16,389.99 Roberta L McBain .................................. 400.00 Patty J Mccoy ................................... 30,787.85 Sandra L MCGrath ........................... 50,022.02 Nathan J McVey ............................... 39,393.71 Colleen G Meier................................ 39,249.18 James C Mewes ............................... 39,313.70 Barbara L Meyer ............................... 15,104.25 Suzanne L Mikesh ............................ 30,612.46 Linda R Mohr ......................................... 654.13 Penelope L Mohr .............................. 47,077.60 Katherine J Molloy .............................. 2,189.20 Alexis A Morgan ................................ 42,622.43 Lynn M Morris ................................... 37,983.15 Michelle D Murphy ............................ 28,527.59 Matthew Nelson ................................ 40,602.36 Adam M Nerlien ................................ 48,543.23 Kathy B Nicholls ............................... 63,062.39 Corey O’Connor.................................. 3,904.69 John Ofstethun ................................. 13,248.67 Christine Oliver ................................. 35,100.00 Mark M Oliver ................................... 38,679.30 Michael L Oliver ................................ 41,685.23 Agbeze K Onuma II ............................ 5,479.88 Dan L Ott .......................................... 40,432.61 Wendi M Palomino ........................... 31,827.48 Lorie A Patrick................................... 42,583.94 Ronald Paumen .................................. 6,927.13 Charles Peil ........................................... 400.00 Angela D Petersen ........................... 42,306.03 Anthony E Pieczko Jr.......................... 6,664.17 Anthony E Pieczko ........................... 50,034.36 Donna K Pipal................................... 15,095.43 Shari L Plagge .................................. 57,049.98 Chace T Pruismann .......................... 38,995.55 LaShelle L Quintus ............................. 5,283.05 Anne M Radechel ............................. 49,871.57 James R Radke ................................ 52,971.63 Larry R Rasmussen .......................... 31,431.84 Linda M Rasmussen ......................... 32,190.97 Eric D Rector .................................... 43,835.65 Barbara L Redig ............................... 45,898.21 Ron Reichter..................................... 49,487.80 Angela M Reiland ............................. 34,372.00 Dwight N Reiland .............................. 52,883.48 Steven C Reiland................................ 1,762.50 Katie M Rivera .................................. 34,018.22 Fawn Roberts ................................... 24,094.64 Darren K Robinson ........................... 49,240.87 Taylor C Roll ..................................... 52,983.56 Cynthia L Roosa ............................... 51,036.33 Alexander W Rothman ..................... 39,779.37 Eric J Russell .................................... 32,459.40 Gayleen D Rutherford....................... 45,002.93 Camie R Samson ............................. 27,269.97 Mindy R Sawyer ............................... 27,457.70 Jacob L Schaben .............................. 19,198.00 Jason T Schluttenhofer ..................... 64,211.57 Peggy L Schluttenhofer .................... 52,920.98 Isaac J Schmit .................................. 10,090.35 Paul J Schultz ................................... 11,305.22 Denise M Schumacher ..................... 31,321.25 Yale A Schutt ...................................... 7,570.81 Jennifer A Sheehan .......................... 37,796.04 Joan E Shillinglaw ............................ 28,611.92 Theresa A Silbaugh .......................... 37,241.32 Eric R Simonson ............................... 65,258.57 Darcy J Sisson.................................. 29,750.60 Sandy K Smidt .................................. 41,991.93 Dan H Smith ..................................... 39,873.33 Kris Smith ........................................... 1,051.00 Mark R Southard .............................. 43,436.69 Kim L Spangler ................................. 41,642.40 Shelle R Sporaa ............................... 17,361.93 Kenneth F Steele .............................. 11,961.06 Kathleen D Steffenson...................... 30,087.20 Mathew J Steil .................................. 31,153.06 Adam Stevens .................................... 2,894.07 Debra K Stewart ............................... 32,196.92 Henry J Stone ........................................ 662.44 Kimberly Thayer ............................... 19,724.38 Juanita A Thompson ......................... 30,225.82 Scott A Thompson ................................. 400.00 Mitchell J Tillman .............................. 29,067.01 Tiffini C Toliver .................................. 16,346.15 Larry R Turner ....................................... 600.00 Michelle K Walters ............................ 21,585.18 Alice J Warner ....................................... 485.73 Robert D Waters ............................... 39,457.47 Etter M Watne ........................................ 320.00 Stanley L Watne ............................... 32,661.98 Joshua A Weis .................................. 39,803.19 Angela Wesselink ............................. 41,951.67 Matthew J Wharton............................. 1,046.02 Doreen Whipple ................................ 38,924.83 Leland A Williams ............................. 31,446.19 Jerry D Wolfe .................................... 23,740.24 Sharon L Woodley ............................ 30,612.99 Andrew L Yackle ............................... 40,399.08 Tessa M Yackle ...................................... 416.62 GRAND TOTALS $5,849,963.72 Wk.6

As per the Iowa Code Chapter 349.18, the salaries of persons employed by the County shall be published annually showing the total amount of the annual salary. The 2013 salaries are listed below: James V Ahrens ............................... 40,167.32 Myron O Amdahl .................................... 791.25 Gary P Anderson .............................. 41,084.37 Jillian K Anderson ............................. 26,894.40 Karen S Andrews .............................. 30,426.94 Terry G Arne ..................................... 42,790.12 Chandler W Bachman-Chelesvig ....... 7,978.90 Denise D Baker ................................ 42,306.03 Adam T Baluczynski ......................... 14,843.49 Jane E Bangs ................................... 31,532.80 Nancy J Barkema ............................. 49,879.00 Colleen A Bartlett .............................. 34,000.07 Patricia L Barz .................................. 33,676.89 Joyce A Basinger .............................. 18,392.11 Lucas Beenken ...................................... 734.85 Nesha C Benton ............................... 14,916.50 Bradley B Berg ................................. 50,297.66 Roxanne L Berns .............................. 25,260.00 Michael L Bierl .................................. 31,729.34 Mary Boelman .................................... 4,392.45 Lars L Boyd ........................................ 4,884.69 Charles F Bray.................................. 12,377.32 Bradley L Brinkman .......................... 40,611.64 Timothy E Brooks ............................. 39,981.48 April Brown ....................................... 34,957.78 Patricia M Brown .............................. 17,196.96 LuAnn M Brunes ............................... 27,549.23 Janean L Bubeck ................................... 444.00 Katie J Chapman ................................ 3,513.68 Allyn F Christensen ............................... 570.12 Heather D Christensen ..................... 36,833.94 Adam W Clemons............................. 95,537.52 Rachel K Connor .............................. 15,067.99 Kristina Cook-Rabe .......................... 12,936.55 Linda Darland ..................................... 2,131.26 David D Demory ............................... 33,984.90 Dennis L Dippel ................................ 42,378.73 Janet L Disney .................................. 34,721.93 Cathryn A Elkin ................................. 55,021.82 Wayne R Elkin .................................. 43,301.72 Breanna E Ellis ................................... 1,432.00 Elizabeth H Ellis................................ 52,883.48 Sherry Ellis ....................................... 27,576.95 Jon C Elphic ..................................... 20,437.30 Gregory A Ersland ............................ 40,433.89 Vicki J Fenske .................................. 30,965.50 Roxanne L Fevold ............................ 14,397.60 Kathlene L Fletcher .......................... 31,334.67 Verlyn A Fliss .................................... 11,657.18 Donald D Frank ................................ 21,859.08 Dustin D Gangstead ......................... 11,018.00 Kenneth W Godsell................................ 784.00 Darin M Grandgeorge ......................... 2,816.00 Timothy D Hamilton ............................... 600.00 Dennis Hammel ................................ 40,171.78 Carmel M Hammen .......................... 30,072.34 Pamela S Harklau............................. 49,835.12 Mary A Haugen ................................. 49,719.09 Tricia K Haupt ..................................... 6,938.17 Carol A. Haupt ....................................... 400.00 Rodney Heiden ................................... 4,576.00 Karl A Helgevold ............................... 32,162.00 Kristyn M Hennigar ........................... 14,267.62 Bradley D Hicks ................................ 51,899.57 Melissa L Hill .................................... 46,041.97 Conleda Hinton ................................. 23,256.88 Gary D Hobbie .................................... 8,870.80 Jean M Hobbie ................................... 1,966.03 Anthony C Hogle .............................. 52,212.58 Jeremy M Hogrefe ............................ 59,186.62 Jonathan L Holscher ......................... 41,568.54 Marilyn K Houck ................................. 7,593.92 Terry J Howieson .............................. 42,298.03 Barry E Huedepohl ........................... 21,482.19 Nancy O Huisinga............................. 49,991.35 Michael Hutchinson ............................... 400.00 Steve L Janssen ............................... 41,910.78 Cheryl L Johnson .............................. 53,907.20 David L Johnson ............................... 52,428.50 DeAnn L Johnson ............................. 40,525.35 Carmen Jones .................................. 32,128.60 Linda D Klehm .................................. 66,139.03 Dean W Kluss ........................................ 600.00 Forest E Knight ................................... 3,406.50 Steven D Krueger ............................... 5,640.63 Kelly Langfitt ..................................... 36,551.44 Tiffany A Larson ................................ 17,949.92 Bradley W Leckrone ......................... 76,125.02 Carissa L Lehman ............................ 43,999.93 Kathy Lehman .................................. 29,364.01 Barbara Lester .................................. 42,306.03 James J Lester ................................. 60,942.45 Kathleen S Lester ............................... 7,017.64 Naomi B Lette ................................... 54,777.20 Bruce W Lindner ............................... 56,035.55 Debra M Lukes ................................. 32,664.08

FACT: One in four deaths in America are from heart related diseases - 600,000 annually. Valentine’s Day will be celebrated at the Meadows On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the residents of the Meadows will enjoy hearing tips by ISH Registered Nurse Trish Jensen from the cardiopulmonary department. Her presentation at 2:30 p.m. will feature information on heart disease. According to Mary Goemaat, Activity Coordinator, Meadows residents will enjoy a “Happy Valentine’s Day” coffee on Friday, Feb. 14, at 9:30 a.m. “We always have coffee and a treat on the second Friday of each month,” she said. “It happens to land of Valentine’s Day, so it will be extra fun.” At the end of each month, Meadows residents can participate in monthly programs. February’s will be “Wrapped Up in Love”, which is a quilt show. Goemaat said, “Each resident will be allowed to bring up to three quilts for the show. They may be one that the resident has made. It might be something made for them by a loved one or friend. Or it might be one that has special memories.” The event is set for Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2:30 p.m. The public is more than welcome to attend. FACT: In the U.S., someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. Meadows Assisted Living residents celebrate Staff and residents of Meadows Assisted Living will participate in the ‘wear red’ day, which Iowa Specialty Hospital will enjoy on Monday, Feb. 10. Sue Wanken, Certified Medicine Aide, said, “The ISH Cardiopulmonary employees are selling Valentine cookies to the staff which will be delivered on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 13 and 14, so we are buying some of the cookies. We will enjoy them for our Valentine’s Day Party on Friday.” Funds earned from the cookie sales will also be given to the American Heart Association. FACT: Coronary Artery Disease costs us $108.9 billion

annually: health care, medications, lost productivity. Cardiologists at Iowa Specialty Hospital According to Kim Marker, ISH Marketing Director, cardiologists come to the Clarion medical facility several times a month. “We have doctors who come to us from Mercy Hospital in Mason City and Iowa Heart in Fort Dodge as follow ups to their existing patients.” FACT: Each minute someone dies of a heart disease related event. A couple of tips to aid in healthy hearts Annette Snyder, ISH Registered Dietitian, says minor changes can make differences in each person’s health. “Don’t try to do too many things at once,” she said. “Make them one at a time and get them into your daily life.” A good way to start is ‘reading food labels’. “Look for things that are lower in trans fats and saturated fats,” Snyder said. “Trans fats that say ‘zero’ is great and saturated fats of 2 grams per serving or less would be best. Once you determine a product is good, you don’t have to read it every time you shop. Coffee creamers, Crisco, stick margarine, and butter might be on the ‘bad’ list. Instead, consider using soft margarines, for instance. If you use butter,” use it sparingly.” Omega 3s is on Snyder’s list. “Fresh water ocean fish, such as salmon and tuna are good for you and good for your heart,” Snyder said. Tip #3: Get more fiber into your diet. “Products like oatmeal, Cheerios, legumes (i.e. beans), and fruits are very good for us to eat,” Snyder said. “Make small, simple changes. They all help.” The month of February is more than just Valentine’s Day on February 14. It’s also about being ‘heart healthy’: staying as healthy as you can; checking to see if you have any pending heart issues; and seeing a physician if and when you need one.

Emily Weets, RN in the Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department, helps Clarion resident Ruby Grover begin some of her cardio workout at the Lower Level of the medical facility. In honor or Cardiac Rehabilitation Week (February 10- 14), the department has a number of activities planned to help celebrate.

Sue Wanken, Certified Medicine Aide at Iowa Specialty Hospital, changes the activity calendar from January to February at the Meadows Assisted Living, as residents get ready for Valentine’s Day and other monthly ‘heart’ activities.


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Wright County Adult Health Clinics for February thurs., Feb. 20 - Blood Pressure Screening and Foot Clinic from 8:30-11 a.m., at the belmond Community Apartments. Mon., Feb. 24 - Blood Pressure Screening and Foot Clinic from 11 a.m.-12 noon, at the dows Senior Center. Adult Health Clinics are available to any person in Wright County, ages 50 or older. We will trim nails at foot clinics, but you need to bring your

own clippers and files. The suggested donation for foot care is $10. Partial assessments include blood sugars, blood counts, urine tests, screenings, and education. Wellness lab profiles are available for a fee. Please come to the clinic fasting if you would like lab work. Anyone desiring information regarding Senior Health Clinics may call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.

North Iowa’s only coin show is moving to Clear Lake North Iowa’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 Joe’s Casino, near the Minnesota border. The free show, sponsored by the Southern 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 U.S. Highway 18. Take Exit 194 from I-35 and go west to the motel exhibition hall. Advanced 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 bank notes. There will

be U.S. 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 sevenhour extravaganza. The public is welcome to buy, sell, and trade. Free appraisals will be available. The Southern Minnesota Coin and Stamp Club 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, of 507455-2484, or write him at 2185 SW 118th Street, Ellendale, MN 56028.

Getting ready for tax season A new year not only brings a host of new opportunities, but it also brings a host of familiar obligations. One such obligation is paying taxes, which doesn’t have to be done until mid-April. But waiting until the last minute with respect to taxes can make the process even more difficult, and putting it off certainly won’t help those people who vowed to stop procrastinating in the new year. Getting a headstart on tax season can be beneficial in numerous ways, not the least of which is avoiding the last-minute rush to file your return come the filing deadline. Even if you have yet to receive your W-2 (which you should have in hand by January 31), there are steps you can take to get ready for the coming tax season. • Gather your documents. Your W-2 is likely not the only document you will need to prepare your tax return. Statements regarding your investments, student loan payments, mortgage and a host of other documents might be necessary for you to fill out your return. You should start receiving these documents in January, so gather them as they come in and keep them in a convenient place. This will ensure you don’t get frustrated when filling out your return while increasing the chances you earn all of the credits and deductions you deserve. • Examine past returns. Many people have questions when filling out their tax returns, but those who wait until the waning days of tax season to prepare their returns ignore those questions in an effort to make the filing deadline. When you start preparing for tax season early, examine past returns and see if there

are any questions you wanted to ask in the past that you didn’t have time for. Write these questions down as you comb through your past returns and bring the questions to your tax preparer when the time comes. If you don’t plan on hiring a professional to prepare your taxes, you can contact the IRS with your questions, and the earlier you do so, the more quickly you are likely to have your questions answered. • Take your time. When you decide to get an early start on your taxes, you allow yourself to take your time preparing your return. This reduces the likelihood of getting stressed when filing your return. Many people get a bit nervous when filing a tax return, but that stress can be even greater if you leave everything until the last minute. If you’re starting early, take your time when working on your return and don’t succumb to any potential stressors. • Consider hiring a professional. Starting early also gives you an opportunity to determine if preparing your own return is too tall a task. If that’s the case, consider hiring a professional to prepare your return. If you decide to hire a professional, do so early so that person has more time to devote to your return. If you wait too long, chances are the tax preparer will be buried with many other customers’ returns and won’t be able to devote as much time to preparing your return as you would like. More information about getting ready for tax season is available at www.irs.gov.

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You are what you eat by Annette Snyder

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It’s February, American Heart Month...a time to reflect on what keeps our ticker healthy and strong. One way to do this is by regular checkups with your provider; know your numbers. Do you know what story your numbers tell? Let’s travel the highways that are your blood vessels and take a peek. First, we run into our old pal, cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy substance (part fat and part protein) that we all have, and need in modest amounts. We use it for making vitamin D with the sun, and during infancy, cholesterol coats and protects parts of our brain. Cholesterol is made primarily in the liver. Some of us make more of it than others, whether through diet or because of our family backgrounds. About 75 percent of the cholesterol in our bodies is what we make; the other 25 percent is a reflection of how we eat. There are “good” and “bad” types. HDL is what we consider “good.” Helpful, healthy, HDL. Think it as traffic patrol. HDL rushes through our vessels, where it helps clean up garbage and may prevent “traffic jams” from the bad guys...more on those later. HDL is considered a scavenger. It picks up the bad stuff and brings it to the liver for recycling. HDL should be above 40 mg/dL for men and 50 mg/dL for women. Regular exercise can bump up HDL levels. At least 150 minutes of something like brisk walking every week is a good goal. Kicking

the smoking habit can also bump up HDL. On to the bad guys...LDL. Think, “lousy.” LDL is notorious for stopping up traffic (blood flow) when it forms thick, hard deposits of plaque in the vessels. Over time, these areas can grow and eventually prevent any blood flow. They can make the available space for blood flow very narrow, and make the vessels less flexible—not a good situation. Blocked blood vessels lead to conditions like heart attacks or strokes. Keeping LDL below 100 mg/dL or even below 70 mg/dL, is the ideal. Curb LDL production by cutting back on saturated (animal) fat and trans fat (hydrogenated fats). Limit saturated fat to 15 grams per day (equivalent of 2 Tablespoons of butter) and keep trans fat intake to zero. Finally we bump into triglycerides (TG’s), the “drifters,” or fluffy fats. Triglycerides love it when we eat a lot of saturated fat, sugar, and alcohol. They also tend to be higher in people who are overweight, aren’t active, or smoke. People with diabetes often have high triglycerides. The “speed limit” is 150 mg/dL for TG’s (the number they need to stay below). If someone already has high LDL levels, and their arteries are stiff and narrow, having blood thickened with lots of TG’s is not good. Compare it to running a strawberry milkshake through an old, cracked garden hose... not going to turn out well. Help keep your body’s “traffic” running smoothly this month and always. Turn a critical eye to your eating habits...it’s never too late for “repairs!”

Welcome a student in your family, through a historic exchange program World Heritage Student Exchange Programs is now looking for American families to host high school students from Eurasia. All these exceptional students have received scholarships through the U.S. State Departmentsponsored Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) Program and will spend an academic year in the U.S. This historic program seeks to foster democracy and values inherent in a free market economy. Your support of these students and this program reinforces the United States’ commitment to education and opportunity throughout the world. World Heritage is currently seeking host families for these well-qualified, bright, motivated and well-screened students coming from Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. By

living with local host families and attending local high schools, FLEX scholarship students acquire an understanding of American values and build on leadership skills. From the beginning of this program, FLEX scholarship students’ work together after returning home to share what they have learned while in America and are making a significant difference in their home countries. To become a host family or find out more about World Heritage and the prestigious FLEX Program, please contact local Area Representative Courtney Wade, at (720)-209-1145 or (866)-939-4111, via email at Courtney@World-Heritage. org or visit www.whhosts.com. World Heritage looks forward to welcoming you to the ranks of host families nationwide contributing to world peace and understanding through student exchange programs.

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ATTENTION ALL EAGLES… Is it just me, or are these cold winter days dragging on for far too long? Well, if you are like me than you know that Spring is just around the corner. But doesn’t it feel like we are waiting a lifetime and a half? I hope these dreary days aren’t hitting you too hard, but if they are I have a few survival tips to make it through this winter. First, count out ten positive things with each negative thought. I know this sounds hard, but believe me it gets easier with use. Secondly, give thanks and stay warm! Being cold doesn’t help anyone when they’re trying for a positive attitude. So, stay warm and be thankful. These two steps will have you feeling better in no time! — A message from The Nice Guy

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As another winter snow season winds down, an old and continuing issue haunts our fine community— lack of snow removal by the railroad. For as far back as I can remember, Eagle Grove allows total neglect by the railroad. There is a snow ordinance. For so many years, the kids and our friends at the Group Home either walk in the streets, and/ or ankle deep snow on the railroad access sidewalk. There is a single solution to this problem, but it has to be addressed head-on. Talking about it won’t make it happen. I urge immediate action by our city attorney and the city council regarding this issue. Respectfully, Daryl Watts Eagle Grove

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2013 - 2014 RBMS seventh grade girls’ basketball team Robert Blue Middle School girls’ basketball coach Jim McLaughlin called all the seventh and eighth grade players up onto the stage for recognition during the awards assembly held Wednesday, Jan. 22. Although the seventh and eighth graders practice together as one team, Coach Beth Nelson is the one on the sidelines during the seventh grade games. She was unable to be at the assembly as she was in the classroom with her elementary students, but she acknowledged what a great group of girls she has this year. Overall, the A and B team record together is 13 wins and only three losses. Photo by Kim Demory

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Seventh and eighth grade RBMS wrestlers Wrestling Coach Linc Morgan recognized all of the seventh and eighth grade wrestlers during the second quarter awards assembly held last week. He said, “They are a really good group.” He encouraged others who might be interested in wrestling to give it a try next year as it is a sport you can succeed in not only as a team, but also as an individual. Photo by Kim Demory

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Because developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February. Wright County Health Department works with I-Smile™, a partnership with Webster County Health Department to provide dental education and screenings. If you need help finding a dentist, please call the I-Smile™ Coordinator, Angie Halfwassen, at 515-574-3815 or Tiffini Toliver, Wright County Health Department Administrator at 515-532-3461. Did you know that poor oral health can lead to the following? • Heart disease: the bacteria found in gingivitis (red, swollen & bleeding gums) can be released into the blood stream with brushing, allowing the bacteria to travel to the heart • Preterm, low-birth weight babies in pregnant women • May be a precursor in colorectal cancer • Can increase the risk for becoming infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) ( S o u r c e s : w w w. h e a r t . o r g , science daily.com/releases/2013/08, BBC14August2013, businessweek. com/news/2013-08-21) To help prevent these disease factors: • brush twice daily, after breakfast and before bed • use dental floss to clean between your teeth where brush bristles can’t reach • rinse with mouthwash to help reduce bacteria below the gumline • visit your dentist for a checkup twice per year or as often as recommended.

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Business Directory RBMS seventh and eighth grade BBB Coach Dahlhauser spoke on behalf of the seventh and eighth grade boys’ basketball team during the January 22 Robert Blue Middle School assembly. He commented that while the seventh graders may not have the biggest or the tallest players, their effort has taken them a long way. Dahlhauser said that the eighth grade boys have gotten a few wins under their belt this season and looks forward to what they will do in high school. Photo by Kim Demory

Eighth grade GBB players Jim McLaughlin is the coach of the RBMS eighth grade girls’ basketball team. He said that while their numbers are small, he is most proud that the team is making improvements every day, especially considering at the start of the year they didn’t know if they would even have enough girls to form an eighth grade team. He was pleased to say that there were a couple girls who joined who had very little, if any, basketball experience, but they joined in order to have enough for a team. Photo by Kim Demory

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Lady Eagles lose to Eagles give good effort, Algona, Webster City lose to Webster City at home Almond banks in 18 in both, Crail scores 15 vs. Lynx

Ploeger and Wilde combine for 43 points

by Les Houser wrightcosports@gmail.com In a home game last Tuesday night, the Algona Bulldog girls basketball team went up 33-11 at the break and never looked back in scoring a 66-34 win over the Lady Eagles. Kylee Almond led the team with 18 points on 6 of 11 from the field, including three buckets from long range. Leslie Cooper contributed six points, including a trey, while Megan Crail managed four points. Allison Purcell, Jarika Eisentrager and Sam Helmke all added two points apiece to the total. Crail finished with eight boards, with five of those on the defensive side. Almond grabbed six rebounds, with Purcell, Cooper and Shivers all getting one apiece. Cooper had an assist, while Almond picked off four steals and Cooper one. On Friday night, the purple and gold traveled to Webster City and dropped a 63-45 decision to the Lynx. It was 15-14 Webster City after one quarter, with the Lynx holding a 30-24 advantage at halftime. They went from there to build a 55-38 lead after three periods. Two players finished in double digits, with Almond netting 18 including four buckets from downtown. Crail fired in 15 points, which included going 5 of 8 from the charity stripe. Cooper added four points, Stephanie Martin three points, both Desira Shivers and Helmke two points each and Purcell one point. Crail nearly had a doubledouble, grabbing eight rebounds with five off the defensive glass. Purcell and Almond both managed four caroms apiece, with Cooper and Martin getting their hands on two each. Shivers had one. Almond dished for two assists, with Cooper and Crail each credited with one. Almond and Crail each picked off three steals, with Helmke managing two. Martin had a blocked shot. The team is 2-16 overall, and plays at Clear Lake this Friday.

by Les Houser wrightcosports@gmail.com In a road game last Friday night, the Eagle Grove boys varsity team stayed right in the game with Webster City through the first half. But with the Lynx outscoring them 51 points to 35 through the second half, a victory eluded them in a 7461 loss. The score was 26-23 Eagles at halftime. “I really liked the way we came out and got after them, jumping out to a quick seven-point lead and then leading by three at the half,” said head coach Lanny Parrott. “The second half was just back and forth until foul trouble set in. That took us out of the game, but I was really proud of all the guys for coming out and battling all night long.” Both Jake Wilde and Zach Ploeger had huge nights for the Eagles. Wilde swished in 24 points, including three buckets from long range and 7 of 11 from the line, while Ploeger bombed in 19 points on three treys himself. Brian Yackle popped in six points, with Colton Pickering, Jordan Wieth, Josh Morris, Graeham Schope, Dylan Thielan and Maxx Asche all contributing two points apiece. Ploeger almost reached a double-double in yanking down nine boards. Wilde and Yackle both managed to grab five off the glass each, with Morris adding three rebounds. Thielan and Asche each got their hands on two caroms, with Wieth and Tyler Vorrie both finishing with one apiece. Wilde dished the ball for six assists, with Wieth, Morris, Thielan, Asche and Ploeger all credited with one each. Wilde completed his nice final line with four steals. Prior to that, the purple and gold took an 85-44 home loss at the hands of Algona. The Bulldogs went up 1710 after a quarter, only to have the Eagles play them even up through the second to make it 35-28 at the break. Algona then outscored them 50 points to 16 in the second half. “This was a tale of two halves,” said Parrott. “I thought we really battled hard in the first half to only be down by seven at the break, but then did not come out with any intensity to sustain it in the second half.” Ploeger poured in 22 points on 10 of 16 from the field and a trey. Wilde and Yackle each scored five points, with Thielan adding four of his own. Morris, Schope, Asche and Vorrie all chipped in two apiece to the total. Yackle finished with 10 boards, while Ploeger added nine and Wieth four. Schope pulled in three caroms, with Wilde, Morris, Thielan and Asche all contributing two each. Wieth dished up four assists, with Asche making two. Wilde, Thielan, Ploeger and Jacob Grandgeorge all finished with one each. Morris swiped two steals, with Wieth and Ploeger picking off one ball apiece. Schope, Thielan and Yackle all went up for a blocked shot apiece. The team is currently 2-15 and plays at Clear Lake this Friday.

Ready to pass Allison Purcell looks for someone to pass the ball to in keeping this play alive versus Algona. The freshman scored two points, and grabbed a rebound, in that game. In the game at Webster City, she managed one point but also had four rebounds. Photo by Les Houser

Almond steals the ball Pictured at right: Kylee Almond takes off down the court following a steal against the Bulldogs. The senior led the team with 18 points, and added six rebounds and four steals. She also scored 18 points versus Webster City, and grabbed four rebounds. Photo by Les Houser

Lady Eagles take on Belmond-Klemme Feb. 15 First round Class 2A Regionals

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by Les Houser wrightcosports@gmail.com The Lady Eagles have been assigned to region two in Class 2A, and will play a first round game on Saturday, February 15 in Belmond versus the Broncos. The winner of that game will take on Manson Northwest Webster, which drew a bye, on Tuesday, February 18 in Manson. Also in that half of the bracket are Clarion-Goldfield, West Hancock and Emmetsburg. Those first two teams will play the same night in Clarion, with the winner traveling to Emmetsburg on February 18 to

take on the E-Hawks. The regional semifinal for these teams is Friday, February 21 in Manson. Teams in the other side of the bracket are Grundy Center, BCLUW, North Tama, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Dike-New Hartford and South Hardin. They will play their regional semifinal the same night in Dike. The two surviving teams from both sides will meet in the regional final on Monday, February 24 in Webster City. The winner of that game earns a berth in the 2014 Iowa Girls State Tournament March 3-8 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Eagles wrestle this Saturday in Fort Dodge

by Les Houser wrightcosports@gmail.com A Class 1A Sectional Tournament will be held this Saturday, February 8 in Fort Dodge. Action starts at noon. Teams involved will be St. Edmond, Eagle Grove, Manson

Northwest Webster, Pocahontas Area, Prairie Valley, Southeast Webster, South Central Calhoun and South Hamilton. First and second place finishers in each weight class will advance to the District Tournament on Saturday, February 15 in Clarion. That also starts at noon.

Taking the shot Zach Ploeger puts up a shot against Algona in last week’s home game. The senior led the team with 22 points, and nearly had a double-double in also grabbing nine rebounds. He scored 19 points, with nine rebounds, versus Webster City. Photo by Les Houser

Going for two Josh Morris drives the ball towards the lane versus Algona. The senior finished with two points and had two rebounds and two steals. On Friday night at Webster City, he also scored two points and grabbed three boards in that game. Photo by Les Houser

EAGLE GROVE SPORTS EVENTS

sAT., Feb. 8: 8:30 a.m. 6th-Grade Boys’ Basketball Practice 9:30 a.m. 4th & 5th-Grade Basketball Noon Varsity Wrestling Sectionals at Fort Dodge-St. Edmond suN., Feb. 9: 5 p.m. Coed Volleyball MoN., Feb. 10: 5:30 p.m. 6th-Grade Boys’ Basketball Practice 6 p.m. Jr. Varsity Boys’ Basketball at CorwithWesley-LuVerne 7:45 p.m. Varsity Boys’ Basketball at CorwithWesley-LuVerne

Tues., Feb. 11: TBA Varsity Wrestling at Regional Dual Tournament 6:15 p.m. Boys’ Jr. Varsity Basketball vs. St. Edmond 7:30 p.m. Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs. St. Edmond THurs., Feb. 13: 6 p.m. 4th & 5th-Grade Basketball 6:30 p.m. Dodgeball sAT., Feb. 15: 8:30 a.m. 6th-Grade Boys’ Basketball Practice 9:30 a.m. 4th & 5th-Grade Basketball Noon Professional Wrestling TBA Varsity Wrestling at District

CLARIONGOLDFIELD-DOWS SPORTS EVENTS

Hampton-Dumont sAT., Feb. 8: Noon Sectional Wrestling at West Hancock MoN., Feb. 10: 6:30 p.m. 9th-Grade Girls’ & Boys’ Basketball vs. Clear Lake Tues., Feb. 11: 4:45 p.m. 9th-Grade/

Jr. Varsity/Varsity Boys’ Basketball vs. Bishop Garrigan 6 p.m. Varsity Wrestling Regional Duals sAT., Feb. 15: Noon District Wrestling at Clarion-Goldfield

THurs., Feb. 6: 4:15 p.m. Boys’ 8th-Grade Basketball at Humboldt MS 4:15 p.m. Boys’ 7th-Grade Basketball vs. Humboldt MS FrI., Feb. 7: 4:15 p.m. Girls’ 8th-Grade Basketball at Humboldt MS 4:15 Girls’ 7th-Grade Basketball vs. Humboldt MS 5 p.m. Boys’ Jr. Varsity Basketball at Clear Lake 6:15 p.m. Girls’ Varsity Basketball at Clear Lake 6:15 p.m. Girls’ Jr. Varsity Basketball at Clear Lake 7:45 p.m. Boys’ Varsity Basketball at Clear Lake

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7TH GRADE BASKETBALL

EGHS Athlete Spotlight

EGHS Athlete Spotlight

Devon Omvig

Allison Purcell

Devon won all four of his matches at the South Central Calhoun tournament. He also helped lead the team to a 39-35 victory over Nevada in a dual meet, scoring a 12-6 decision over his man. The junior is the son of Bobbie Johnson. Photo submitted

Allison scored two points, and grabbed a rebound, versus Algona last Tuesday. On Friday night at Webster City, she scored one point and had four rebounds. The freshman is the daughter of Randy and Kris Purcell. Photo by Les Houser

Photos by Les Houser

Medal winners Dylan Huse (left) and Devon Omvig both went 4-0 to medal at the South Central Calhoun tournament on Saturday. Huse is currently riding a seven-match win streak as he heads towards Sectionals this Saturday. Photo by Les Houser

Second place ďŹ nish Jon Mendoza went 3-1 to take second on Saturday. Photo by Les Houser

EAGLE GROVE YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB

Eagle matmen defeat LawtonBronson, Nevada

BY LES HOUSER wrightcosports@gmail.com The Eagle Grove varsity wrestling team used two pins, and four wins by forfeit, to squeek past Nevada 39-35 this past Monday night. Scoring wins by fall were Dylan Huse (138) and Preston Jacobson (182), while Devin Omvig (145) Prior to that, the Eagles defeated Lawton-Bronson 40-33 last Saturday at South Central Calhoun. Wins by Lincoln Miller and Parker

Slagle highlighted the dual, with a Slagle pin sewing up the win. For the rest of the day, they lost to West Monona, St. Edmond and the host Titans. In the dual with South Central, Dalton Schaffer, Dylan Huse and Devon Omvig all won their matches. The Humboldt Wildcats scored a dominating 78-6 win over Eagle Grove in a wrestling dual last Thursday in Humboldt. Devin Omvig (145) secured the only win for the Eagles, pinning his man in 3:35.

Next up for the team is the Class1A Sectional tournament this Saturday at Fort Dodge. Action starts at noon. Results-Eagles 39, Cubs 35 106-Forfeit by Eagles 113-Cahalan L by tech. fall 15-0 to Rix 120-Schafer W by forfeit 126-Slagle L by fall to Tanner 132-Miller L by fall to Schneider 138-Huse W by fall in 2:39 over Clough

145-Omvig W 12-6 over Pelzer 152-Fransen L by fall to Schneider 160-Burgwin L by fall to Harrelson 170-Dicke W by forfeit 182-Jacobson W by fall in 1:53 over Logsdon 195-Hammitt W by forfeit 220-Double forfeit by both 285-Mendoza W by forfeit

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The Eagles youth wrestling club placed ďŹ rst on Friday night, and are pictured with the John Morgan Trophy. Team number 2 placed third and also received a trophy. First place winners were Hayden Schafer, Conner Christopher, Drake Sisneros, Mark Dawson, Jakob Jeske and Joel Mendoza. Photo submitted

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Eagle Grove kindergarten students are

100 days smarter Alycia Dalhauser’s class

Stacy Osborn’s class

Camy McCoy’s class

Stayin’ Healthy Eagle Grove Elementary students, grades second through fourth, are once again enjoying the Stayin’ Healthy Mileage Club, as part of the state’s “Live Healthy Iowa Kids” program. Students will be walking on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the noon recess. As you can see, the kids really enjoy the event, not to mention the great incentives like a Toe Token for each five miles walked. Every 20 minutes walked is equivalent to one mile. At 15 miles, the student will receive a certificate. For those students walking 80 percent of the time will receive extra rewards like a bracelet and a Stayin’ Healthy T-shirt. When the weather warms up, kids will enjoy walking even more as they head outside and walk around the track. The event is sponsored by Eagle Grove Elementary and Iowa Specialty Hospital. “Our goal is to promote physical activity and fitness for a healthier life,” said Principal Mike Kruger. This program is optional, and as you can see from the photo directly above, for those kids who enjoy dancing more than walking, they may instead choose to participate in a little Wii inspired dance-a-thon. Photo by Kim Demory

Subzero temperatures and blowing snow delayed the celebration a few days, but Eagle Grove kindergartners finally got to enjoy their 100th day of school celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Typically, each of them brings 100 pieces of their favorite cereal to school to enjoy for breakfast in their classroom, but a two-hour late start pushed their breakfast back to an afternoon snack instead. The kids didn’t seem to mind though as there were lots of fun activities, including decorating 100th day glasses and hats. The 100th day celebration includes many lessons about counting by tens, which helps build beginning math skills - and the kids think they’re just having fun. Photos by Kim Demory

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