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Volume 129

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Thursday, March 20, 2014




4-H Fun Nite Page 2 Bee Inspired Workshop reaching out to seventh and eighth grade girls Page 3 Supervisors Page 3

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

4-H Fun Nite royalty

Four young men and six young ladies ran for the Wright County King and Queen title during Fun Nite, held Saturday March 15. Chosen as this year’s royalty were, front row from left: Prince Joe Roberts, King Mathew Magee, Queen Celeste Swanson, and Princess Jenna Kraft. Pictured back row, from left, are candidates: Luke Warden, Ashlyn Mayo, Hannah Kapka, Heather Wilson,Kaitlyn Peterson, and Justin Boley. Photo by Kim Demory

Katrina Morris (left) and Shae Whaley (center), members of the Wright Warriors 4-H Club, spent Wednesday afternoon, March 12, helping Adelle Bockenstead and other residents of Rotary Senior Living make shamrock wreaths to decorate their rooms. Photo by Kim Demory

Council approves funding half the cost of park shelter BY LES HOUSER

By unanimous vote, the Eagle Grove City Council approved a $25,000 expenditure to build a new shelter at Greenwood Park. The Foundation for the Future group had already stated a commitment of the same amount, contingent on the city matching that in support of the project. “Once we have your blessing, we plan to get specs out and obtain bids as soon as we can,” said Park Board President Bob Torkelson prior to the vote. “We want it to be done for people to enjoy it this summer.” Torkelson also presented an update on where things are in other Park Board areas. He informed the Council members that registration is now going on for the summer baseball and softball programs. “Rod Middleton is getting that all lined up, with help from several parents,” said Torkelson. “It’s coming together well.” They are trying to organize league play with surrounding communities, and also went through all the

Set hearing on Urban Renewal Plan

equipment. “We inventoried everything and determined what needs replacing,” said Torkelson. “We probably will have more expense with that this year due to not replacing anything for the last few years.” They would like to organize several free swimming Saturday’s at Wright Medical Wellness Center (watch the Eagle for more information on this). This would be available only until the Aquatic Center opens for the summer. “We would have two one-hour sessions, with a limit of about 35 people per session due to space,” said Torkelson. “We hope to start that yet this month.” Another item mentioned was the possibility of offering community garden plots at Trailhead Park, with details of how water for the gardens should be handled yet to be worked out. They have a couple of community groups interested in running the Easter Egg Hunt as a service project, with more details to be announced later.

They also have been getting some reaction to the possibility of closing the pool concessions, and so the Board has a lot of mixed thoughts on this issue. “It lost a lot of money last year, so we need to either watch it better or go to vending machines,” said Torkelson. “The Board’s consensus is still selling out the window, but right now no one is jumping up to do it.” Clark Morgan was also present, and spoke his opinion on the Park/Rec funding issue. “We want these kids to stay here in Eagle Grove, but if we don’t support them, they will go elsewhere for their recreation,” said Morgan. “Let’s take pride in Eagle Grove.” The Council approved Resolution 2014-07, which set the date and time of April 21 at 7:05 p.m. for a public hearing on the Urban Renewal Plan amendment for the downtown. City Administrator Mike Boyd Continued on Page 3

— Samuel’s Little Disciples —

BY KIM DEMORY What better way for young children to learn about compassion, love, and patience than to have them spend time making someone else’s day brighter. That’s exactly what Samuel’s Little Disciples (from the Samuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove) do every third Sunday of the month during Sunday School. It’s a small group of kids Mack and Mya Morgan; Laine and Blake Morgan; Kenede, Quinn, and Bradan Gabrielson; Ryland and Dracyn Morgan; James Hamilton;

Austyn and Jaxon Baack; and Reece DeMuth - who spend time singing, visiting, or sharing other talents with the residents of Rotary Senior Living. They also deliver gifts to those who have a birthday that month. Of course, it’s always a favorite when there’s a holiday near because the Little Disciples also bring treats with them. But it’s not only the residents whose day is made brighter by these special visits. The kids have developed special bonds with many of the people there whom they have gotten to know, and treat

them as if they were their own family. The kids love to hear the residents’ stories and what is going on in their lives. In turn, the kids love to tell the residents what they have been up to in school, at home, and how they are doing in various sporting events and hobbies. Norm Gangstead and Dracyn Morgan have a special bond - he gets rides on Gangstead’s walker. On one particular Sunday, Mya Morgan was heard saying, “I’m not leaving. I’m going to have a sleep over.” When she was asked where she would sleep, she had an

answer ready. She said, “With that lady in the green sweater.” Mya didn’t know her name, but she felt like she was family. In fact, she’s willing to give out hugs generously to anyone who wants one. The fi rst time Reece DeMuth went to Rotary Senior Living, his reaction was “What a neat hotel.” In a way, it sort of is a hotel - only through the eyes of an innocent child. Samuel’s Little Disciples have been spending time with Rotary Senior Living residents for three years now. What was intended

to bring joy to the elderly, has also brought fulfillment to little lives who don’t even realize the difference they are making in someone’s life. The residents at Rotary Senior Living enjoy company of all ages and appreciate when people stop to visit with them, if even only for a few minutes to say a quick hello. In addition, if you have any talents you would like to share with them or would have some time to come and play a game of checkers or paint nails, they would love to see your smiling face.

Rotary Senior Living residents enjoy their monthly visits from Samuel Lutheran Church’s Little Disciples. Pictured front row, from left: Bradan Gabrielson, Ryland Morgan, Jaxson Baack, James Hamilton, Austyn Baack, Mya Morgan, Laine Morgan, Kenede Gabrielson, and Quinn Gabrielson. Back row, from left: Marilyn Anderson, Evelyn Esler, Becky Kotchka, Cora Spangler, Marie Manning, Wilma Vilmain, Alice Stetz, Betty McCart, Dracyn Morgan, and Charlotte Lynn. Photo submitted

Severe Weather Awareness Week Page 3 Music Boosters minutes Page 5 Veterans Memorial Tower matching funds Page 9 Students vs staff basketball game Page 14 Traveling back in time with Judge Newt Draheim Page 14 Eagles release final basketball stats Page 15 Discussion of North Iowa and Corn Bowl Conferences merger Page 15 Fitness and fun - Piloxing Page 16


Texas Style Jam Thursday, March 20 Note Thursday date 6-9 p.m. Dows Convention Center

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_______________________ George Reeves’ Super Family Day Saturday, March 22 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Heartland Museum, Clarion _______________________ Daddy/Daughter Dance Saturday, March 22 7 - 9 p.m. Eagle Grove High School Tickets available at the door PrepK - 6th Grade

Fundraiser for football cheerleaders

_______________________ John Beige sponsor 500 Club and Cribbage Tuesday, March 25 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Come join the fun for one or all 620 SE 5th (South home) _______________________ Elementary Pals Night Monday, March 31 6:30 p.m. Eagle Grove Elementary _______________________ 6 - 8 Grade Concert Thursday, April 10 7 p.m. RBMS Auditorium _______________________ EG Garage Sale Day Saturday, April 12 Eagle Grove area



Thursday, March 20, 2014

4-H Fun Nite - pleasure with a purpose BY KIM DEMORY Each year, Wright County 4-H clubs from around the area sponsor a “Fun Nite” for the community. This year’s event was held Saturday, March 15 at the Clarion-Goldfield High School. They gymnasium was filled with 4-H members, young kids, grown adults, and fair board members as they gathered to enjoy a variety of games, activities, food, and of course, the crowing of the 2014 4-H royalty. In addition to all the fun, community members were able to bid on a variety of silent auction items donated by 4-H clubs, community members, and businesses. There were movie baskets, game baskets, an ISU basket, meat bundles and so much more. Junior 4-H members could even register to win a free

No “lion”...Kenlee Link won this adorable dessert playing the Cake Walk, just one of the many games at 4-H Fun Nite.



Dakota Alt enjoys making a bunny craft.

Photos by Kim Demory

Monica Matthes (Wright Warrior mom) and Wright Warrior member Heather Wilson work the club’s Plinko game during 4-H Fun Nite. Kids of all ages enjoyed the game of chance to win a necklace or a piece of candy.

Ashley Larson spent nine years as a Troy Trojan (now known as the Wright Warriors) and still enjoys coming back to lend a hand during 4-H Fun Nite.

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trip to summer 4-H camp. There’s no doubt the night is full of fun and games, but all 4-H participants are a winner because all funds raised from the evening go towards sponsorships of junior camps, intermediate trips, teen council events, and so much more. 4-H Fun Nite is held in March each year. It is open to the public, not just 4-H members and their families. Make it a yearly tradition of fun with your family. Come for supper, stay for the games, and see who will take home the royal crown. 4-H is open to all students currently in the fourth grade. 4-H offers area youth the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends, experience new adventures, and create a lifetime of memories. If you know someone who is interested in learning more about 4-H or joining a club, please contact the Wright County Extension Office in Clarion at (515) 532-3453.

Connection Linda Snetselaar, RD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Preventative Nutrition Education, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health • Obesity panel discussion featuring Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Community and Behavioral Health, Prevention Research Center for Rural Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa; Beth Beckett, RD, LD, Dietician, Nassif Community Cancer Center; Ken Daley, M.Ed., Associate Professor, Maharishi University of Management; and Kala Shipley, MBA, RD, LD, Project Manager, Community Transformation Grants. Registration is free for Iowa Cancer Consortium (ICC) members. Non-members may attend by paying for an annual ICC individual membership, or may pay the nonmember registration fee. After March 19, registration fees go up. For more information and/ or to register, visit http://bit. ly/2014ICCSpringMtg.

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Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Bremer and Wapello Counties Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Eddyville in Wapello County, and trees in the public right-of-way in Waverly in Bremer County on Feb. 12, 2014. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. The EAB infestation in Eddyville was found by a citizen who reported suspect ash trees to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources regional forester. With the assistance of the Iowa EAB Team, larvae were found, and positively identified by federal identifiers as EAB. A certified arborist hired by the City of Waverly to do a tree inventory discovered larvae in declining ash trees along two city streets. The larvae were positively identified by federal identifiers as EAB. A statewide quarantine restricting the movement of hardwood firewood, ash logs, wood chips, and ash tree nursery stock out of Iowa into non-quarantined areas of other states was issued on Feb. 4, 2014. “The winter months provide an unobstructed view of the condition of the branches and main stem of ash trees, allowing for a clear view of woodpecker activity and insect damage on the trees,” said State Entomologist Robin Pruisner of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. “I wouldn’t be surprised if more infestations are found in Iowa before we shake the final snowfall from our boots and trees leaf out this spring.” The Iowa EAB Team provides EAB diagnostic assistance to landowners and includes officials from Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, and the USDA Forest Service. The Iowa EAB Team strongly cautions Iowans not to transport firewood across county or state lines, since the movement of firewood throughout Iowa or to

other states poses the greatest threat to quickly spread EAB even further. Most EAB infestations in the United States have been started by people unknowingly moving infested firewood, nursery plants, or sawmill logs. The adult beetle also can fly short distances, approximately 2 to 5 miles. Contact Iowa EAB Team members to have suspicious looking trees checked. The State of Iowa will continue to track the movement of EAB on a county-by-county basis. Before a county can be officially recognized as infested, an EAB must be collected and verified by USDA entomologists. To learn more about EAB and other pests that are threatening Iowa’s tree population, please visit Or, for more information contact any of the following members of the Iowa EAB Team: • Robin Pruisner, IDALS State Entomologist, 515725-1470, Robin.Pruisner@ • Paul Tauke, DNR State Forester, 515-242-6898, Paul.Tauke@dnr. • Tivon Feeley, DNR Forest Health Coordinator, 515-2814915, • Emma Hanigan, DNR Urban Forest Coordinator, 515-2815600, emma.hanigan@dnr.iowa. gov • Mike Kintner, IDALS, 515-725-1470, Mike.Kintner@ • Jesse Randall, ISU Extension Forester, 515-294-1168, Randallj@ • Mark Shour, ISU Extension Entomologist, 515-2945963, • Laura Jesse, ISU Extension Entomologist, ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, 515-2940581, • Donald Lewis, ISU Extension Entomologist, 515-2941101, • Jeff Iles, ISU Extension Horticulturist, 515-294-3718, iles@

New ENT services coming to Iowa Specialty Hospital in April Starting in April, Stephen Griffith, MD, with Iowa ENT Center, will be providing ear, nose, and throat services at Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Belmond Campus three days a week. Dr. Griffith has over 20 years of ENT experience. He received his doctor of medicine degree from Ohio State University and performed his Surgical Internship at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Residency in 1991 at Ohio State University, along with a one-year research fellowship in the Department of Otologic Research. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Griffith specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the full scope of disorders, involving the ears, nose and throat. This encompasses the treatment of ear

infections and disorders in children and adults, nasal obstruction, nasal discharge and drainage, chronic sinus infections, hoarseness, head and neck masses and cancers, snoring problems, thyroid and parathyroid abnormalities or tumors. Specialty options include the full spectrum of pediatric ENT, surgical and nonsurgical treatments for nasal and sinus conditions, including chemical nasal cautery. There are also options for minimally invasive surgical techniques for treating chronic sinus disease, as well as thyroid, parathyroid, and other head and neck tumors. He also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Griffith will be available to see patients starting on Thursday, April 3rd. You may call 641-4443500 to schedule your appointment now.



In continued discussions concerning Drainage District 131’s infrastructure, the Wright County Supervisors approved selective televising of problem areas of the district’s tile at an estimated cost of $17,307. They further authorized McClure Engineering to prepare a more extensive report on grass and farm-through waterway options to increase the area’s drainage. The next hearing on DD 131 is set for Monday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m., by which time the new surface drainage report should be ready. Selectively televising the pipe was the minimal action recommended to address drainage issues in the district, which Keith Hubbard of McClure said is operating at a quarter of the capacity of a modern tile system. The present tile was installed in 1917. Further action may take place depending on what is discovered during with the exploratory televisual probe. Hubbard presented new grass waterway plans at the hearing that would cost $77,581 and $113,966 for two sections of grass waterway. At an earlier hearing on the topic on February 17, Hubbard had presented more expensive, extensive options: televising the entire line at an estimated cost of $51,000, and/ or laying support or replacement tile at costs between $1 and 1.6 million. The gathered landowners overwhelmingly disapproved of installing new tile. “It sounds like tile’s probably not going to happen,” said David Johnson, drainage district attorney. If a majority of the landowners owning 70 percent of the district’s land express written opposition to the tile improvements, a remonstrance occurs, stopping construction. There are presently believed to be 57 landowners in DD 131, of which 26 had been written against the measures. 29 written notices are needed to gain the majority requirement. For voting purposes, a trust is counted as a single landowner, while jointly listed owners of parcels of land (including remaindermen) are counted as individuals. Remonstrances bar improvements (such as tile construction) but may not halt necessary repairs, as the tile televising was deemed. The number of landowners writing against the measure rose to 27 during the meeting when Steve Hasty of Kanawha – who owns around 60 acres in DD 131 jointly with his wife, Shirley – signed against laying tile. 16 interested individuals attended the March 17 hearing, of which Brian Wagner remained the most outspoken voice in favor of

drainage improvements. An official decision had been scheduled for the meeting, but was delayed to allow for more landowner notification and feedback. Landowners who wish to voice favor or disfavor with proposed aspects of the project are urged to contact Johnson. If constructed, the grass waterways would be maintained by the County. At the hearing, two landowners suggested exploring options to improve drainage by making part of their land into a wetland, for which they could theoretically receive financial support through the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Supervisor Stan Watne noted that a county-built waterway would exist indefinitely, but an independently-constructed wetland could revert to farmland. Landowner Larry Jacobsen again expressed concern that construction would disrupt his own recentlyrestored wetland, forcing him to pay back financial support he had received for its construction. Drainage District 131 serves 22,120 acres in sections 26, 27, and 35 of Dayton Township and 1 and 2 of Woolstock Township, southwest of Clarion and east of Eagle Grove. The Supervisors also: - Renewed Wellmark Health Insurance for County employees. According to Wellmark senior account manager Amanda Baker, who presented a report, the County has seen a 2% decrease in the rates it pays “due to increased wellness program participation and improved utilization of the health plan.” Supervisor Stan Watne noted that incentive lunch bags – given to employees who have worked for two years without safety incidents – recently arrived. - Approved an updated contract with Cost Advisory Services, Inc., whose rates rose from $3,925 to $4,125. The company assesses local administrative expenses State agencies pay to the County. According to Betty Ellis, auditor, this is the first fee increase from the company since the County first started using their services in the early 2000s. - Approved liquor licenses to Boone River Grill and Catering, which operates near Eagle Grove, and the similarly-named Boone River Grill & Catering, operating near Goldfield. The ventures have the same ownership. - Approved a County Social Services mutual support agreement encompassing a 22-county region. According to Supervisor Karl Helgevold, the biggest change from the previous agreement is an additional signatory county.

Council approves funding half the cost of park shelter Continued from Page 1 has been working with bond attorney John Danos of Des Moines concerning Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and bond sales of $1.25 million for removal of dilapidated houses, street and city building repair and other improvements. According to Boyd, General Obligation bonding would cover the $1 million with the rest coming through TIF funds. “We want to make the properties on the corridor to look the way people want them to look,” said Boyd. In other action the Council: -heard from Boyd that they are working on specs for new ambulance

purchase. He stated that Council person Wally Lorenzen has been very helpful in working with Karla Thompson on getting what the city wants; - accepted a proposal of $9,740 from Visu-Sewer, Inc. for televising, cleaning, reaming, by-pass pumping and debris disposal for the sewer rehabilitation project for this year. The work will take place over several blocks of Iowa Avenue; - approved a building permit for Leonard Carlson for a storage shed, and a home occupation use permit for Jeff Gamache, 204 S. Cadwell, dba/Dragon’s Head Firearms & Gunsmithing.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

Drainage District #131 discussions continue at Supervisors’ March 17 meeting BY MATT VOIGTS

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bee Inspired Workshop can help girls my armed with knowledge to make some difficult decisions.

Bee Inspired Workshop reaching out to seventh and eighth grade girls BY KIM DEMORY There are many challenges facing today’s teenagers. That’s why Building Families has been addressing some tough issues with girls in seventh and eighth grade since 2011 through the Bee Inspired Workshop Series. The class offers the opportunity for girls to address some sensitive topics, as well as receive valuable information. Through this series, teens will gain prevention and awareness information on teambuilding, communication, dating abuse/violence, power and control, healthy relationships, self-esteem, cyber bullying, body image, alcohol/ drugs, energy drinks, gambling, sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy prevention, and so much more. “We’re trying to say, hey, we know that today’s youth become our future leaders and mentors,” said Tiffany Larson with the Bee Inspired CAPP (Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) Program. “That’s why we’re trying to provide them with the health knowledge and opportunities to be successful. We’re boosting their self esteems, helping them find their voices, and helping them become our future leaders.” The curriculum for this workshop has been placed on the “Prove Effective” list offered by EyesOpenIowa at the state level, as well as the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) at the nation level. Curriculum consists of, amongst other things: interactive activities, videos, games, brainstorming, roleplaying, skill-building activities, and small-group discussions. The Bee Inspired Workshop will be offered for all Wright County seventh and eighth grade students beginning Saturday, March 22. This free class will meeting at the Eagle Grove Memorial Library from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays through April 12. In order to participate, you must pre-register by this Friday, March 21 by calling 515-602-6371. The series is funded through the Decategorization Project. Supporting funds for programming costs come from the Bee Inspirited

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Program through Building Families who is funded by the DHS CAPP Grant. This series is offered on a rotating basis in Hamilton, Humboldt, and Wright County and allows up to 15 participants. So hurry and get your registration in today. Space is limited. According to Larson, there will also be some type of community service project that the girls will work on. After that, there is an opportunity for them to take a field trip as a way of celebrating their successes of that project. The Bee Inspired CAPP Program also works with health providers, volunteering their time at the Right Choice Teen Clinic one night a month in an effort to increase access to adolescent sexual health education and family planning services. The primary goal is comprehensive health education for both males and females ages 13 to 18 in a “teen-friendly” environment. The clinic is currently located at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion within the Family Practice Clinic. It is available the third Thursday of each month from 6 - 9 p.m.. Call or text 515-293-2824 to schedule an appointment, or walk-ins are seen at 7 p.m. If you would like more information about the Bee Inspired Workshop, please go to their Facebook page or the Building Families website under CAPP News.

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have declared the week of March 24 through March 28 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Severe Weather Awareness Week is an annual event to remind Iowans that severe weather is part of living in our state and that understanding the risks and how to respond to them can save lives. The daily topics for Severe Weather Awareness Week will be as follows: Monday—The focus on Monday will be flash flooding. Flash flooding is the most deadly thunderstorm threat in the United States. Never drive into a flooded area! Tuesday—On Tuesday we will discuss warning reception. Over the years, the ways to get hazardous weather warnings have changed. Today, we will focus on how to get a warning. Do you know how you get a warning? Wednesday—Today is tornado day. In 2011, over 500 people died in the United States from tornadoes! Do you know where the safest place is in your home or car? Thursday—This is severe thunderstorm day. Hundreds of severe thunderstorms hit Iowa each year. Did you know severe thunderstorms can be as dangerous as tornadoes? Friday—Family Preparedness. Learn about family safety from natural and man-made hazards. For additional information on each of the daily topics, visit the Des Moines National Weather Service website at: http://www.crh., and click on the Severe Weather Awareness Week link at the top of the page. The highlight of the week will be the statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, March 26. At 10 a.m., a test tornado watch will be issued. This will be followed by a test tornado warning at 10:15 a.m. As part of the test tornado warning, all outdoor warning sirens in Wright County will be activated. Residents and businesses are

encouraged to utilize this test tornado warning to practice their own tornado warning procedures. If severe weather threatens on Wednesday, March 26, the test will be conducted on Thursday, March 27, at the same time. In conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week, there will be Storm Spotter Training conducted Thursday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m., at the Belmond Fire Station. This free training will be provided by the Des Moines National Weather Service Office. Severe Weather Spotters are a vital link in the timely and accurate flow of weather information into and out of weather forecast offices. Each year, National Weather Service meteorologists travel across Iowa to provide a full spectrum of introductory to advanced spotter training information in a single multi-media presentation lasting around two hours. The course contains information about severe weather climatology, severe thunderstorm types, different severe weather threats and how to identify them, how to report severe weather, spotter safety, and severe weather communications. Spotter training classes are open to the public and are free of charge. Wright County Emergency Management and the Belmond Fire Department will host this training opportunity. If anyone would like additional information, please feel free to call Wright County Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Lester at 515-602-6821.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Death Certificates Robert L. Comstock, 67, of Eagle Grove, Feb. 25, 2014 Arlette A. Dorr, 91, of Belmond, March 4, 2014 Dissolutions Sandra J. Cherry vs. James R. Cherry, Jr., Court decree filed March 11, 2014 Property Transfers WD – Mario Rafael Landeros, Maricruz Morales to Walbridge Land, LLC, City of Clarion, Dows addition, Block 2, Lots 2 and 3, as desc. 3-5-14 C – Kelly D. Amonson, Melody N. Amonson to Billy Jack Angelico, Northeast tract 33-91-26, as desc. 3-5-14 WD – Theodore J. Watne to Lance A. Watne, Melysa J. Watne, Northeast tract, 24-93-24, as desc. 3-5-14 C – Jerry R. Lockwood, Arlene J. Lockwood to Jeremy Kennedy, Antonette M. Kennedy, City of Clarion, McKay’s Addition, Block 10, Lots 11, 12 and E 5 1/2’ of Lot 10, as desc. 3-5-14 WD – Carolyn S. Sandberg, Howard Sandberg, Marlyce J. Hollis to Dennis E. Bowman, Carolyn A. Bowman, Michael J. Bowman, City of Clarion, Sheldon’s Addition, Block 4, South 20’ of Lot 2 and North 35 ½’ of the East 132’ of Lot 6, as desc. 3-6-14 LD – Russell D. Larsen, Robert E. Larsen to Anita J. Hammer, Russell D. Larsen, Southwest tract 1391-23, Northeast tract 14-91-23, as desc. 3-6-14 QC – Anita J. Hammer, Steve Hammer, Russell D. Larsen, Teresa M. Larsen to Janet K. Schroeder, Patricia M. Larpenter, Peggy Barlow Miller, Peggy Miller Barlow, Olga Beach, Olga Beach Life Estate, Northeast tract 14-91-23, as desc. 3-6-14 QC – Janet K. Schroeder, Michael K. Schroeder, Patricia M. Larpenter, Michael D. Larpenter, Peggy Barlow Miller, Peggy Miller Barlow, Michael A. Miller to Anita J. Hammer, Russell D. Larsen, Northeast parcel letter C, 14-91-23, as desc. 3-6-14 WD – Donald Edmund Goeman, Darla Lee Goeman to Laura L. Kiefer, City of Belmond, Second Addition, Block 3, Lot 7, as desc. 3-6-14 WD – Eduardo Varela Nunez, Eduardo Nunez Varela, Maria Guadalupe Padilla De Nunez to Gustavo Perez Lomeli, Gustavo Lomeli Perez, Nalleli Azucena Curiel Medina, Nalleli Azucena Medina Curiel, City of Clarion, Sturgeon’s Addition, Block 8, South 52’ of Lot 5, as desc. 3-6-14 QC – Affordable USA Homes, LLC to Liliana Martinez Yepez, Liliana Yepez Martinez, Martin Martinez, City of Dows, Eskridge’s 1st Addition, Block 3, West 6’ of Lot 1, Lot 2, as desc. 3-6-14 QC – Liliana Martinez Yepez, Liliana Yepez Martinez, Martin Martinez to Arickzel Nicolas Gonzalez, Arickzel Gonzalez Nicolas, Jorge Luis Alonso Rios, City of Dows, Eskridge’s 1st Addition, Block 3, West 6’ of Lot 1, Lot 2, as desc. 3-6-14 QC – Mark D. Zwiefel to Kristi D. Zwiefel, City of Clarion, Schoolview Addition, Block 4, East


35’ of Lot 2, Lot 3, as desc. 3-7-14 QC – Mark D. Zwiefel to Kristi D. Zwiefel, Northeast tract, 22-9225, as desc. 3-7-14 WD – Ina Mae Skadburg to Donald T. Fredgregill, Kim Ok Ja, Southeast tract, 28-91-26, as desc. 3-7-14 LD – Donald O. Shillington, Donald O. Shillington Estate, Sarah Heilskov Executor to Christopher D. Shillington, Southwest tract, 2591-25, as desc. 3-7-14 LD – Donald O. Shillington, Donald O. Shillington Estate, Sarah Heilskov Executor to Thomas P. Shillington, Northeast tract’s 1192-25, 9-92-25, as desc. 3-7-14 LD – Donald O. Shillington, Donald O. Shillington Estate, Sarah Heilskov Executor to Sarah Heilskov, Northwest tract’s 12-92-25, 8-91-24, 17-91-24, as desc. 3-7-14 LD – Donald O. Shillington, Donald O. Shillington Estate, Sarah Heilskov Executor to Christopher D. Shillington, Srah Heilskov, Thomas P. Shillington, Southwest tract 17-91-24, as desc. 3-7-14 LD – Marjorie J. Shillington, Marjorie J. Shillington Estate, Sarah Heilskov Executor to Christopher D. Shillington, Southwest tract, 25-91-25, as desc. 3-7-14 LD – Marjorie J. Shillington, Marjorie J. Shillington Estate, Sarah Heilskov Executor to Thomas P. Shillington, Northeast tracts, 1192-25, 9-92-25, as desc. 3-7-14 LD – Marjorie J. Shillington, Marjorie J. Shillington Estate, Sarah Heilskov Executor to Sarah Heilskov, Northwest tracts, 12-9225, 8-91-24, 17-91-24, as desc. 3-7-14 LD – Marjorie J. Shillington, Marjorie J. Shillington Estate, Sarah Heilskov Executor to Christopher D. Shillington, Sarah Heilskov, Thomas P. Shillington, Southwest tract 17-91-24, C – Thomas H. Anderson, Deanna Anderson to Tara M. Bjorklund, Scott A. Nicholson, City of Goldfield, Liberty Addition, Block 11, Lot 4, as desc. 3-10-14 WD – Pyle Family Farms, LLC to F. Gaylord Jones Trustee, F. Gaylor Jones Trust, Jones F. Gaylor Trust, tract 8-91-25, as desc. 3-10-14 WD – Michael A. Senger, Debra J. Senger to Gregory J. Senger, City of Clarion, King’s Addition, Block 2, Lot 7 and East ½ of alley abutting, Block 2 tract, as desc. 3-1014 WD – Apple Grove Investments to RERP, LLC., City of Eagle Grove, Cadwell’s 1st Addition, Block 43, Lots 11, 12, as desc. 3-10-14 WD – Anthony D. Aliota Trustee, Gail Tweden Aliota Trustee, Gail Tweden Aliota Trust, Anthony Aliota Trust, Anthony D. Aliota & Gail Tweden Aliota Trust to Michael L. Ryerson, Southwest tract 34-91-26, as desc. 3-10-14 WD – Hagie Hybrids, Inc. to City of Clarion, Southeast tract 1-91-25, as desc. 3-11-14 LD – Donald Eugene Asche, Don E. Asche Executor, Donald Eugene Asche Estate to Don E. Asche, Michael Eugene Asche, Northwest tract, 10-90-26, as desc. 3-12-14 LD – Donald Eugene Asche, Don E. Asche Executor, Donald Eugene Asche Estate to Don E. Asche, Michael Eugene Asche, Northwest tract, 10-90-26, as desc. 3-12-14 AT – Brett D. Legvold to City of


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Eagle Grove, State of Iowa, Southeast tract, 27-91-26, as desc. 3-614 Clerk of Court Speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over): Christopher R. Pilchard of Marysville, Wash., $40; Laura P. Luna of Minneapolis, Mn., $60; Jill M. Mathis of New Albin, $40; Ivan Bushyla of Maple Grove, Mn., $40; Speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over): Jacinto Garcia Caisero of Hampton, $40; Dustin D. Smith of West Des Moines, $40; Adam W. McCann of Des Moines, $40; Allen E. Boyington of Dows, $40; Brian A. Broshar of Garner, $40; Speeding 55 or under zone (20 over): Timothy R. Vanzweden of Belmond, $120; Violation-Financial Liability Coverage: Lucero A. Borrero of Belmond, $375; Alejo R. Domingo of Eagle Grove, $250; No valid drivers license: Eddy Hernandez of Hampton, $300; Alejo R. Domingo of Eagle Grove, $200; Alex Redondo Hernandez of Clarion, $200; Marlene J. Navas of Eagle Grove, $200; Rene Perez of Belmond, $200; Failure to secure child: Alex Redondo Hernandez of Clarion, $100; Open container w/passenger under 21: Robert N. Knutson of Eagle Grove, $200; Failure to comply with safety regulation rules: Tyler J. Baltes of Nevada, $50; Operation by unqualified driver: Tyler J. Baltes of Nevada, $50; Failure to prove security against liability: Michael D. Stetson of Belmond, $500; Civil Court LVNV Funding, LLC vs. Lanita M. Hinderks. Dismissed without

prejudice on March 13, 2014. Case was originally filed on September 6, 2013. Ewing Funeral Home, Inc. vs. Colleen Hackley. Defendant pled guilty by default. Judgment for plaintiff on March 11 for $185 plus interest and court costs. Case was originally filed December 30, 2013. District Court The court issued one arrest warrant. The court issued one search warrant. City of Belmond vs. Mitchell O. Summers, 303 4th St. NE, Belmond. The defendant pled guilty by default on March 13 of allowing a dog to run at large, and was fined $65 plus court costs and surcharge. The original complaint was investigated February 17, 2014 by the Belmond Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Vernon L. Gaulke, 311 1st St. NE, Belmond. Defendant pled guilty by default on March 13 of theft in the fifth degree, and was fined $65 plus court costs and surcharge. The case was originally filed on February 20, 2014. State of Iowa vs. Mitchell L. Frakes, 1001 N. Wright St., Eagle Grove. Defendant pled guilty by default March 13 and was fined $65 plus court costs and surcharge. The complaint was originally investigated March 10, 2014 by the Eagle Grove Police Department. State of Iowa vs. Tony L. Baysinger, 217 S. Jackson St., Apt. H, Osceola. Defendant pled guilty by default March 10 to a charge of assault causing bodily injury, and was fined $315 plus court costs and surcharge. The original charge was aggravated assault, with the complaint investigated on November 21, 2013 by the Eagle Grove Police Department.

Weekly Log

Saturday 3/1/14 9:09 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 5:00 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 8:01 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 8:45 PM Conducted house watch. 11:03 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 11:21 PM Conducted house watch. Sunday 3/2/14 12:34 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 12:57 AM Issued citation for snow ban parking. 1:17 AM to 3:39 AM Issued citations for snow ban parking. 9:23 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 3:52 PM Follow up on case with Wright County Sheriff’s Office. 5:44 PM Issued citation to Amy Robinson for drivers license suspended. A friend came to take vehicle. 8:10 PM Patrolled Goldfield. Checked on a driving complaint by Gold Eagle Co-op. 8:34 PM Issued warning for failure to maintain control. 10:17 PM Conducted house watch. 10:29 PM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. Monday 3/3/14 12:37 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 4:28 AM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. 5:18 AM Watched stop signs at Southwest 2nd & Lincoln. 5:07 PM Checked for a juvenile at residence on North Monroe. Unable to locate. 8:46 PM Conducted investigation at residence on Southwest First. 9:04 PM Checked for a juvenile at residence on North Montgomery. 11:00 PM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. Tuesday 3/4/14 4:28 AM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. 4:41 AM Issued citation to Serhiy Viznyuk for expired registration and a warning for speeding. 10:00 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 11:00 AM Found missing juvenile at residence on North Montgomery. 12:00 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 4:10 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 8:22 PM Patrolled Goldfield and assisted with some dogs removed from a residence. Taken to Goldfield Vet Clinic. 9:07 PM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar.

Wednesday 3/5/14 12:26 AM Checked business doors. 4:18 AM Patrolled Goldfield and ran radar. 7:45 AM School patrol. 4:45 PM Assisted another agency on Highway 17 near airport. Lyle’s removed vehicle at owners request. Friday 3/7/14 8:38 AM Conducted welfare check at residence on Southwest First. 9:06 AM Investigated minor accident at residence on Southwest First. 11:06 AM Assisted with funeral. 11:46 AM Issued citations to Shoshannah Moore for disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and interference. Impounded vehicle. 6:25 PM Served a no trespass order at residence on North Wright. 11:40 PM Issued warning for plate light out. Saturday 3/8/14 12:19 AM Issued warning for no plates. 1:14 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 6:30 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 1:06 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 4:56 PM Investigated complaint on kids on a four-wheeler in Greenwood Park. Sunday 3/9/14 9:18 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 11:00 AM Ran radar on South Jackson. 11:46 AM Issued warning for speeding. 11:49 AM Issued warning for improper parking. 4:21 PM Served citation at residence on North Wright for junk in yard. 5:25 PM Ran radar on South Commercial. 9:28 PM Issued warning for defective equipment. 11:33 PM Issued warning for taillight out. Monday 3/10/14 1:35 PM School patrol. 6:29 PM Issued warning for speeding. 6:34 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 7:52 PM Transported dog to Eagle Grove Vet Clinic. Tuesday 3/11/14 2:20 PM Assisted with funeral. 4:01 PM Investigated report of truck hitting gate at the school track. 5:39 PM Investigated complaint of junk in yard at residence on South Eastern. Owner has dumpsters coming end of week.

Developing skills early

Coach Andy Ettinger was just one of the volunteers who spent Saturday, March 1, working with up-and-coming Eagle basketball players like Makayla Betts (pictured above). Photo by Kim Demory


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It’s a Boy!

Thursday, March 20, 2014



Kory Burger and Lashelle Quintus of Eagle Grove are happy to announce the birth of a son, Layne William David Burger, on March 17, 2014, at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. He weighed 8 pounds 1.3 ounces. He joins Analise, age 7, and Nora, age 14. Grandparents are Bill Quintus, John and Sandy McGrath, Lynette Burger and the late David Burger (Popeye), all of Eagle Grove. Great-grandparents are Bill and Dot Quintus, and Don and Connie Garrett, all of Eagle Grove.

Music Boosters meet

I am very optimistic that spring is indeed just around the corner. These warmer, sunny days have restored my faith that better days lie ahead. This week I would like to talk a little about something that we have had requests again for and that is fresh Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts originated in Northern Europe around 1900. They are named after the capital of Belgium, which is Brussels. They were first introduced to America by the French who settled in Louisiana. Brussels sprouts resemble tiny heads of cabbage and taste similar to cabbage too. They belong to the cruciferous family, with other family members being that of cabbage and broccoli. Brussels sprouts are very nutritious to eat and are low in calories and high in vitamin C, magnesium, and a good source of calcium. They also contain nitrogen compounds, which studies have shown might reduce the risk of certain cancers. When choosing Brussels sprouts make sure that they are firm with a bright green color and have unblemished leaves. Keep them in your refrigerator until you are ready to use them. They will usually keep anywhere from 3-5 days. You can prepare Brussels sprouts many different ways, including boiled, microwaved, steamed, or raw. They can be added to casseroles, stews, and even stir fry recipes. Enjoy this beautiful weather we’ve been having, and have a Super Fantastic week. Until next time, good-bye!


Hill celebrates 90th birthday

The family of Viola Hill will honor her March 24 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 912 Bell #4, Webster City, IA 50595. Viola worked at the Clarion Hospital for many years. She retired from the hospital at the age of 84. She moved to Webster City to be close to her daughter and family at that time. Her family will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, March 23. She is the mother of Diane (Hill) Ingraham and husband, Kenny, of Webster City, and the late Marion Hill of Oregon. Grandchildren include Randy Ingraham of Webster City, Teresa (Ingraham) Kasch and husband, Cody, of Arnolds Park, Tonya Hill Holtz of Florida, and Kristy Hill Edwards of Oregon. Great-grandchildren include Mason Ingraham of Webster City; Cody, Austin, and Taylor Kasch of Arnolds Park; and Travis, Trevor, and Breanna Hotz of Florida.

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The Music Boosters meeting was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Mark Sampson called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m. Those present included: Mark and Ann Sampson, Karla Tweeten, Sandy Muzzey, RoiAnne Gearhart, Marsha Frommelt, Mel and Marilyn Sampson, Ann Shriver, Ivanna Nett, and Allison Anderson-Kahl. The Boosters were pleased with the amount of money raised during the auction held during the Variety Show. Frommelt made a motion to transfer money in the previous Variety Show account into the Music Boosters General Fund account. The motion was seconded by Ann Sampson. A motion was made by Gearhart to deposit this year’s Variety Show auction money into the Music Boosters General Fund account. The motion was seconded by Frommelt. Ann Shriver is going to send out a “Thank You” card to Mike Ryerson with Pancake Supper tickets enclosed for helping with the auction. The meeting minutes will be published in the Eagle Grove Eagle, along with a list of the businesses that donated for the Variety Show auction and upcoming music events. In other news: -Karla Tweeten is going to move forward with setting up the 5K Glow Run this summer (last week in July or the first week in August). Upcoming Music Events include: Thurs., March 20 - 2nd and 3rd Grade Concert at 7 p.m. Thurs., April 10 - 6-8th Grade Concert at 7 p.m. Mon., April 28 - 4th and 5th Grade Concert at 7 p.m. Thurs., May 1 - HS Band and Choir Concert at 7 p.m. Tues., May 13 - 5-8th Grade Band Concert at 7 p.m. Mon., May 19 - HS Music Banquet Potluck The next Music Boosters meeting is set for Tuesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m., in Karla Tweeten’s Elementary Music Room. Anyone with kids in music from K to 12 is welcome to come! The meeting adjourned at 6:57 p.m. Officers are: President-Mark Sampson, Vice President-RoiAnne Gearhart, Secretary-Ann Sampson, and Treasurer-Marsha Frommelt. The following is a list of businesses or individuals who donated to the Variety Show auction: Tammy Johnson, Ann and Mark Sampson, Eagle Pharmacy, Christ Furniture, Knutzon’s, Ben Franklin, Eagle Grove Greenhouses, Reflections by Melia, Lyle’s Ford, J&J Sports, Lawson Auto Body, Security Savings Bank, Lewrights, Eagle Grove Eagle, Eagle Building Supply, Eagle Grove Chiropractic, Wright Wellness Center, Family Table, Rejuvenate, Oldson’s Plumbing, Subway, Twiins Shop, Fareway, Godfather’s Pizza, Video Exchange, Mel and Marilyn Sampson, Diane Baluczynski, Tessa Yackle, and Corrie’s Cakes.

P.E.O. installs officers

The March 11, 2014, meeting of P.E.O. was held at the home of Pat Moser. President RoiAnne Gearhart conducted the meeting. Reports from committees were given. Pat Manues gave her report on the budget for the coming year. Program books were given out for the 2014-2015 year. The presidents’ letter was read by President Gearhart. Installation of officers was conducted by the president. Lunch was served by the hostess.

Rotary Senior Living holds birthday celebration

Rotary Senior Living had the March birthday party on Monday, March 10. There were two people in the North home celebrating birthdays. They were Pat Johnson and Norma Brown. Alice Stitz, Wilma Vilmain, and Lorraine Pergande celebrated birthdays in the South home. Each received a flower from the Rotary Senior Living Auxiliary. Auxiliary members helping with the birthday party were Rachel Umthun, Joan Frommelt, Blanche Bosteder, Doris Halverson, JoAnn Halverson, Jackie Habben, Connie Jorgensen, and Barb Johnston. The High School Girls’ Choir provided the entertainment.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas meet

Axtell and Grandgeorge receive FFA Degrees Pictured above are Shelby Axtell (left), who received her Greenhand Degree, and Jacob Grandgeorge (right), who received his Chapter Degree. They are members of the FFA Chapter and are from Eagle Grove. Photo submitted

Eagle Grove Weather

Date March 10 March 11 March 12 March 13 March 14 March 15 March 16 Total Precip. for Week:

Paul D. Tokheim, CLU, LUTCF

High 59 41 36 39 54 34 30

Low 37 37 28 30 36 30 27

Sixtieth wedding anniversary

Willis (Bill) Kuecker and Hope Moellering were married on March 20, 1954, at the United Methodist Church in Eagle Grove. They are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. Hope worked as a Home Economist for Butler County with the Iowa State Extension Service in Allison while Willis was in Korea. In 1955, they moved to Sioux City, where Willis worked with the ISU Extension Service in Woodbury County. They farmed in Kossuth and Webster Counties before moving to Wright County and farming in Woolstock Township from 19621982. In 1982, they moved to the Eagle Grove area and farmed the Eagle Tree Farm from 1982 to the present. Willis and Hope were instrumental in supporting and encouraging the sale of local produce at Farmer’s Markets and local grocery stores. The couple has six children: Susan (Jim) Graham of Boston, Mass.; Sara (Steve) Kohl of Denver, Iowa; Sharon (Kirk) Klassen of Prentice, Wis.; Barbara (Jim) Fleischman of Arlington, Texas; Bill (Connie) Kuecker of Rockport, Va.; and Benn (Shea Dickerson) of Greensboro, N.C. They also have seven grandchildren: Matt, Emily, and Stuart Kohl, Sean and Adam Klassen, Edward Fleishman, and Ava Kuecker. They also have one greatgrandson, Isaiah Kohl. Willis and Hope are happy to say that their children together have celebrated 150 years of marriage.

Gangestad named to Dean’s List

Elise Gangestad, daughter of Thomas and Jana Gangestad of Clarion, was named with Highest Honors to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Northwestern—St. Paul. The dean’s list includes full-time students with a grade point average (GPA) during the semester of 3.65 (out of 4.0) or higher. Gangestad is pursuing a degree in Spanish Education and ESL Education at Northwestern. Highest honors are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.904.0, high honors are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.75-3.89 and honors are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.65-3.74. University of Northwestern— St. Paul (formerly Northwestern College) is a nondenominational Christian university in St. Paul, Minn. With a biblical worldview integrated into all programs, UNW provides a unique educational experience for students who want to combine faith and education. UNW offers 70+ areas of undergraduate study, six master’s degrees, and online and early college programs. Northwestern Media, a ministry of the university, operates 15 Christian radio stations throughout the Midwest with a total listenership of more than one million listeners. Visit for more information.


Liberty Pathfinders meet

The Liberty Pathfinders 4-H Club met Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Goldfield United Presbyterian Church with 12 members present, Leader Diane Kraft, and six visitors present. President Sarah Rasmussen called the meeting to order. Garrett Seaba led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the February meeting were read and approved. There was a “thank you” from Wright County Endowment. 4-H Fun Nite will be Saturday, March 15, 2014. We are to bring 25 jars each filled with prizes for the Intermediate Council Chance Table. Each family is to furnish a pie. Blaire Rasmussen put together a raffle item for Fun Nite. Jarika Eisentrager made a motion to purchase a flower for our Fun Nite Queen candidate and boutonniere for our Fun Nite King candidate. It was seconded by Mia Toomsen. 2014 Wright County Fair theme is “Having a Blast!” There will be a committee formed for decorating our booth. If you will be showing any animals at the fair, you will need to fill out an Animal ID form by May 15th. The next meeting will be Sunday, March 2, 2014, 6 p.m., at the Goldfield United Presbyterian Church. Jarika Eisentrager made the motion to adjourn the meeting, and it was seconded by Peyten Rasmussen. We enjoyed a presentation by Emily Christensen on rubber band bracelets. Lunch was served by Lauren Odland. Blaire Rasmussen, Secretary

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The Catholic Daughters of the Americas met on Tuesday, March 11, at Sacred Heart parish center in Eagle Grove. The rosary was repeated, had lasagna for supper, and had the meeting. Grand regent Marlena Fisher conducted the meeting. The following new members were added to the court: LeAnn Patterson, Mary Lindstrom, Emma Calderon, and Nancy Strub. The gift bags for the homebound and nursing home residents were delivered after the last meeting. There are two members left to pay their dues. The group discussed whether the May meeting should be opened up for others to attend. The program will be on the Rwanda Story given by Carol Bailey, Jane Martin, Dianne Schutt, and Connie Terry. There would have to be reservations taken for the meal. The following will serve on the nominating committee for new officers: JoAnn Kramer, Mary Lindstrom, and Miriam Hart. Elections will be held at the May meeting. Loretta Moon will chair this project. Moon gave a program on St. Therese-the Little Flower. The meeting was closed by reciting the Regents’ Prayer. The next meeting is Tuesday, April 8, at Sacred Heart parish center.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Kuecker

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 • 4 p.m. Storm date: Wednesday, March 26 • 4 p.m. Lunch served by Jessica’s Country Kitchen

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April 7, 2014 • 6 PM South of the new Dollar General All items shall be removed with in 14 Days of Auction. Call auctioneer for viewing Terms: Cash or Good Check. Not responsible for Accidents or Thefts.

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Pony Carts: 2 one-horse 2-wheel carts, 4-wheel 2-seat wood pony hitch. Antiques & Collectibles: WWII German jacket w/emblem, Pony cart, wood egg crate, kerosene lamp, wicker doll buggy, brass blow torch, kids stove w/sink & refrig., John Deere lunch box, toys, puzzles. Furniture: Vanity w/mirror, quilt rack, 2 card tables, 3 folding chairs, pictures, TV trays, sm. chest, folding lawn chairs, glider rocker, swivel rocker, 4 swivel chairs, wood bed frame, fruit & veg. bin. Household Goods: Bedding, upright Dirt Devil vacuum, pottery wheel work shop (new), 2 kids’ school desks, egg cooker, electric roaster. Terms: Cash or good check. Not responsible for accidents or thefts.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Eagle Grove Pastor Mike Agnew 448-4701 DIAL-A-DEVOTION: 448-3355 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

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.-Noon Pastor Christina at Renwick WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m.-Noon Pastor Christina at Renwick

GOLDFIELD UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. Sara Hill, Pastor 220 E. Oak St. Goldfield, Ph: 515-825-3581 THURSDAY: 9:15 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in and meeting (Use North Door). New members always welcome! 5:30-7 p.m. Support & Recovery for Youth, Crossroads 7-8 p.m. Support & Recovery for Adults, 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 with Communion

11:30 a.m. Fellowship Coffee WEDNESDAY: 2 p.m. Story-Time, Rose Room 6:30 p.m. Supper’s On! A free meal for the community. Baked potato bar. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Dr. Fran Pettigrew Eagle Grove, Ph: 448-4612 SUNDAY: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Fellowship 10 a.m. Worship Service TUESDAY: 10 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 THURSDAY: SPRING BEGINS Noon Lenten Luncheon at Evangelical Lutheran SATURDAY: 5 p.m. New Hope Lutheran Church at UCC SUNDAY: FOOD PANTRY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 11:30 a.m. Fellowship 11:30 a.m. Diaconate MONDAY:



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8 a.m. - 5 p.m. WIC at UCC WEDNESDAY: 2:30 p.m. Rotary Senior Living Worship at South Home 3 p.m. Rotary Senior Living Worship at North Home THURSDAY: Noon Lenten Luncheon at United Methodist Church GRACE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Ph: 448-5414 Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. Sunday School - 10:45 a.m. 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 5:30 p.m. Stations, Soup Supper & Lenten Activity at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove SATURDAY: 4 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove 8 p.m. Mass in Spanish at St. John, Clarion SUNDAY: 8 a.m. Mass at St. Francis, Belmond 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. John, Clarion MONDAY: 6:15 p.m. RCIA/Adult Catechesis at St. John, Clarion TUESDAY: 10 a.m. Care Center Mass in Eagle Grove 5:30 p.m. Finance Meeting at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove WEDNESDAY: 8 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove 6 p.m. Family Lenten Activity at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove

SAMUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Rich Taylor Eagle Grove, Ph: 448-5038 FRIDAY: 9 a.m. The Joy of Discovery Bible Study at Samuel Lutheran SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School TUESDAY: 9 a.m. Quilting 9:30 a.m. Newsletter Assembly at Holmes Lutheran WEDNESDAY: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation THURSDAY: 10 a.m. Pastors’ Prayer Noon Lenten Luncheon at United Methodist Church HOLMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Rich Taylor Holmes FRIDAY: 9 a.m. The Joy of Discovery Bible Study at Samuel Lutheran SUNDAY: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m. Newsletter Assembly at Holmes Lutheran WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m. Sew Day 5:30 p.m. Confirmation at Samuel THURSDAY: 10 a.m. Pastors’ Prayer Noon Lenten Luncheon at United Methodist Church 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 A Congregation of ELCA ULLENSVANG LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Darryl Landsverk Thor THURSDAY: 5:30 p.m. Lenten Supper 6:30 p.m. Lenten Service 7:30 p.m. Lois Circle SUNDAY: 11 a.m. Worship with Food Pantry Ingathering

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Lenten Luncheons

The Eagle Grove Area Ministerial Association is sponsoring Lenten Luncheons. Each Thursday the lunch will begin at Noon and end around 1 p.m. There is a free will offering for the lunch. The pastor of the host church will give a short meditation. Please call the host church for reservations by Tuesday of the week. The Lenten Luncheon schedule is as follows: March 20 - Evangelical Lutheran Church - 448-3697 March 27 - United Methodist Church - 448-4701 April 3 - Sacred Heart Catholic Church - 532-3586 April 10 - First Baptist Church 448-4612

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Obituaries/Flashbacks We remember Our lOved Ones Benjamin L. Urban, 78, Clarion

Ben L. Urban, 78, of Clarion, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton. Funeral services for Ben Urban were held on Saturday, March 15, at 1:30 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Clarion with Pastor Ron Nelson officiating. Burial was held at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion. Benjamin Lee Urban was born on November 19, 1935, to Chris and Johanna Urban in Calumet, Iowa. He graduated from Calumet High School in 1954, and then attended Morningside College in Sioux City. Ben married Aurel Englert on June 23, 1956, and to this union, two sons were born, Mark and Jeff. After working various jobs, Ben served in the Army in Washington

State, and also worked in Cherokee at the District Patrol office as a clerk. He attended Patrol school in Des Moines, and began duty as an Iowa Highway Patrol Officer in Clarion in April 1959. He served his entire

Ben L. Urban

Patrol career in Clarion, where he retired in June 1991. Ben’s main passion was flying. He owned his own airplane, and enjoyed flying with Aurie to fly-in airport breakfasts. Ben also enjoyed golf, camping, vacations with his family, taking photos, and was a member of the Masons, the American Legion, and First Lutheran Church in Clarion. Ben is survived by his wife, Aurel; his two sons, Mark Urban of Denver, Colo., and Jeff (Molly) Urban of Tucson, Ariz., and their children, Haley and Jared. Ben was preceded in death by his parents. Ewing Funeral Home of Clarion was in charge of arrangements.

Mae E. Schreiber, 93, Eagle Grove

Mae Elizabeth (Ennen) Schreiber, the daughter of Henry and Daisy (Keel) Ennen, was born April 18, 1920, in Britt, Iowa. Her family moved to Meeker, Colo., while she was a young girl. Returning to Iowa, she graduated from Britt High School in 1938. Mae worked as a domestic until her marriage. On October 26, 1941, Mae was united in marriage with Henry Lester Schreiber at the First Lutheran Church in Britt. They were blessed with seven children. Together they farmed for many years in Hancock and Wright County. They retired in 1989 and moved to Eagle Grove. Mae was an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Woolstock. Her favorite saying was “Put the can’t down and do it anyhow!” Mae passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the age of 93 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years, Henry

on December 8, 1999; brother, Merle in childhood; two daughters, Judith Ritter and Gloria Reikens; one grandchild; and three greatgrandchildren. Mae is survived by her children: Marjorie Kuebrich and husband, Terry, of Montrose, Colo., Gerald “Jerry” Schreiber and wife, Mary, of Kanawha, Richard Schreiber and wife, Elaine, of Garner, Kenneth Schreiber and wife, Julie,

of Knierim, and Merlin Schreiber and wife, Michele, of New Vienna; two sons-in-law, James Ritter of Cedar Falls and George Reikens of Weslaco, Texas; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; seven greatgreat-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 15, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Woolstock, with Rev. Bill VanNostrand and Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Burial was held in the Evergreen Cemetery in Britt. Mae appreciated the support of her family and the care of her son, Merlin and wife, Michele, in her final months. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. Foust Funeral Home of Eagle Grove was in charge of arrangements.

Mae Schreiber

James A. Skiff, 91, Eagle Grove

James Alexander Skiff, the son of Ward and Mary (Stout) Skiff, was born June 20, 1922, in Silt, Colo. He was raised and educated near Eagle, Colo., graduating from Eagle High School in 1940. Jim worked for Lock E. Martin before being drafted into the Army Air Force, serving during W.W.II, from 19421945. He then returned to Colorado and cut timber, and worked for the Denver Rio Grand Railroad. On September 8, 1956, James was united in marriage with Marjorie Young at Denver, Colo. They made their home in Colorado for a few years before returning to the farm northwest of Eagle Grove in 1963. James was a longtime member of Grace Evangelical Free Church. He also enjoyed cooking and woodworking. James passed away on Saturday,

March 15, 2014, at Rotary Senior Living in Eagle Grove at the age of 91 years. He was preceded in death by his

parents; wife, Marjorie, in 2007; brother, Clifford Skiff; and sister, Lavonne McCallister. Survivors include his son, Joel A. Skiff and wife, Jennifer, of Lonsdale, Minn.; brother, Duane Skiff and wife, Violet, of Fruita, Colo.; and sister, Rose Marie Stude of Garfield, Kansas. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 1 p.m., at the Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove with Pastor John Nett officiating. Burial will be in Norway Township Cemetery, rural Eagle Grove. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. Foust Funeral Home of Eagle Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Teri L. Roseland, 59, Churdan, Iowa

Teri Roseland, age 59, of Churdan, Iowa, passed away February 23, 2014, at the Israel Hospice Center in Ames, Iowa. She was diagnosed with malignant melanoma cancer in 2005 and battled the disease for a long nine years. Teri Lynn Roseland was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on January 22, 1955, to Marvin and Kay (Freeman) Roseland of Eagle Grove, Iowa. She lived in Eagle Grove for many years, until her family moved to Phoenix, Ariz. She returned to Iowa her senior year in high school where she lived with her grandmother, LaVonne Freeman, and graduated

from Paton-Churdan High School. She remained a resident in Churdan the rest of her years. She was blessed with two children, Anthony Tasler of Polk City, Iowa, and Ashley Adams of Jefferson, Iowa. Teri’s joys in this world were her friends and family. She loved to cook and bake, online garage sales, and was spending the remainder of her days planning for the arrival of her granddaughter. She also doted a lot of her time and love to her dog, Chachi. She was also very passionate about spreading the word about melanoma and educating anyone on the disease.

Teri is survived by her son, Anthony; daughter, Ashley; granddaughter Dakota; sisters, Vicki Sutton of Churdan, and Lori Habermacher of Phoenix; brother, Jerry Roseland of Fallon, Nev.; and many friends and family. Local relatives include aunt and uncle, Mary (Freeman) and Phil Warner of Goldfield, aunt, Ellen (Roseland) McCurry of Eagle Grove, cousins, David McCurry of Eagle Grove, and DeAnn Pitman of Roland, Iowa. Teri’s Celebration of Life will be held at 209 Main in Paton, Iowa, on Tuesday, March 22, from 4 to 7 p.m., with dinner served at 5 p.m.

Eagle Flashbacks Week of March 20

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50 Years Ago Swifts Premium Beef Roast cost 49¢ per pound at Paul’s PayN-Takit. A 23” upright console TV sells for $259 at Forbes Modern Appliances in Eagle Grove. The Wright County Peace Officers Association held its annual indoor pistol shoot in the National Guard Armory in Eagle Grove with 12 officers and the area conservation officer participating. Top score was fired by Robert Blecker, county sheriff; and Jack Edwards, conservation officer; each with a perfect 250 points. One in nine local workers is on government payroll 25 Years Ago Mrs. Neighbors third grade class presented Cinderella at Lela Howland School. The musical was under the direction of Mary Struchen, elementary music director. Laila Wright, a sixth grade student at Goldfield School, was one of the top 100 performers in the state at the National Geographic “Geography Bee.” Jaimie Stevenson, Erin Johnson, and Erika Skadburg, Goldfield School students, qualify for state

Invention Convention. Security Savings Bank sends out a big thank you to the Eagle Grove area for making their 90th Anniversary celebration a “huge success.” Mark Reiland wins AllAmerican in NCAA wrestling championship. Jeff Coltvet in top 10. 80 percent lean ground beef costs $1.29 per pound at Fareway. 10 Years Ago Plans get rolling on Eagle Grove movie theater as a town meeting is held to discuss possible location ideas. EGHS weight room project moves forward. Tax rate hike will hurt residential and business owners in district - district gets $2,500 less, Ag rollback forces $2-plues per thousand tax asking. Beth Lenning of Cellular Connect in Eagle Grove receives the Dynamic Achievers Award. Quality Communications Group continues growth in Eagle Grove after three months. Azure Ryerson, a junior at EGHS, will perform at the Boys Basketball Fianls with the Iowa

All State Squad. 5 Years Ago Eagle grove High School graduate and artist, David Prehm, returned to Eagle Grove Elementary to tlak with students about the new children’s book he illustrated. New Rotary Ann Administrator Robert Johannsen, is settling in to new position. Sparbo matches a 300 pound food donation collected by Eagle Grove Elementary students for the Food Pantry of Eagle Grove. The Eagle Grove Golden Stars Drill Team celebrates 15 years of performing. Supervisors disapprove master matrix application for Iowa Cage Free. Alex Helmick, Randy Wooster, and Tommy Yackle named to all conference basketball teams. Dave Morgan resigns as head coach for the EGHS wrestling team. Parks and Recreation department starts a new youth volleyball program for students in thrid through sixth grade. The athletes travel to Fort Dodge to compete.

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Berniece M. Woodburn, 84, Waukesha, Wis.

Berniece M. Woodburn, a longtime Waukesha, Wis., resident, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Angels Grace Hospice at the age of 84 years. She was born in Eagle Grove, Iowa, on March 12, 1929, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (nee Degan) Keppers. She was a graduate of Eagle Grove High School, where she performed in theater musicals. Berniece received her associate degree in teaching and taught in one-room schoolhouses in Iowa. She then became a stewardess for American Airlines. On October 2, 1954, she married Robert J. Woodburn in Eagle Grove. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1997. Berniece was a former model and beauty queen in Illinois, and went on to judge Miss America Beauty Pageants. In addition, she was a real estate agent, and was last employed at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She was a member of the Kiwi Club, and a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was active with the Christian Mother’s, Catholic Study Club, New Beginnings, and where she initiated

the visiting of the sick at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She will be sadly missed by her children, Mary T. Woodburn of Pewaukee, Wis., Kim A. (Dave) Krimmer of West Bend, Wis., Robert J. (Kristin) Woodburn of Sparta, Wis., and Michelle K. (Karl) Roth of Watertown, Wis.; dear grandmother of eight grandchildren: David Krimmer, Wes (Kelsey) Krimmer, Natalie Woodburn, Brittany Roth, Christopher Roth, Melissa Roth,

Berniece Woodburn

Amanda Roth, and Courtney Roth; and three great-grandchildren: Tyler Avendano, Hazel Krimmer, and Henry Krimmer; her sisters Leona Ford of Colorado and Lillian Brejda of Oklahoma; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Roger and Harold Keppers; and her sister, Helen Keppers. Visitation was held on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m., until the time of the 12 noon Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186 (Corner of Newhall and Hartwell Avenues). Rev. Howard Haase presided. Cremation followed the Mass. Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation, and Preplanning Services, was in charge of arrangements. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035, or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals. com to leave the family an online tribute message.


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Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Eagle Grove Community School Minutes of Regular Meeting EAGLE GROVE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT EAGLE GROVE, IOWA 50533 MINUTES OF REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 CALL TO ORDER: The Eagle Grove Community School District Board of Education met on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 6 p.m., in the board meeting room at the Emerson Building with President Jon Rowen presiding. Members present were: Directors Tracy Crail, Erin Halverson, Pat Manues, and Elaine Schope. Others present for the meeting included Superintendent Toliver, Secretary Pohlman, Principals Kruger, Jeske, and Siebersma; Les Houser with the Eagle Grove Eagle, and one staff member. COMMUNICATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS: Building Principals gave updates on past and upcoming spring events, assemblies, testing, and staff development meetings. APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Director Manues, seconded by Director Schope, to approve the proposed agenda. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Manues, Schope. Nays: None. APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS: Motion by Director Halverson, seconded by Director Crail, to approve the consent items including the minutes from meeting on 2/10/14, the monthly bill lists and balance sheets for all district funds, the resignation from Lanny Parrott as Head Boys Basketball and Asst. Football coach, and six open enrollment applications for three students to Fort Dodge, one to Webster City, one from Humboldt, and one from ClarionGoldfield. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Manues, Schope. Nays: None. 2014-2015 BUDGET ESTIMATE AND SET DATE FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Motion by Director Halverson, seconded by Director Manues, to approve the Proposed Budget Summary for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, and the Notice of Public Hearing for April 14, 2014. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Manues, Schope. Nays: None. 2014-2015 CONTRACT COSTING PROGRESS REPORT APPROVE SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2014-2015: Motion by Director Crail, seconded by Director Schope, to approve the 2014-2015 School Calendar. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Manues, Schope. Nays: None. SECOND READING TO AMEND BOARD POLICY 504.11 WELLNESS: Motion by Director Halverson, seconded by Director Crail, to approve the second reading to amend Wellness Policy 504.11. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Manues, Schope. Nays: None. NIC/CORNBOWL CONFERENCE MERGER RESOLUTION: Motion by Director Manues, seconded by Director Schope, to approve the resolution to join North Iowa Conference Schools and Cornbowl Conference Schools to form a super-conference with two divisions beginning with the 2015-16 school year. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Manues, Schope. Nays: None. PROGRESS OF BEGINNING ICCC REGIONAL ACADEMY BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: Comments were made by Directors Manues and Halverson regarding the Wright County Supervisor’s meeting and the high school speech competition in Clarion. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Mr. Toliver made mention of snow days makeup, agreement for use of Eagle Grove Golf Course, timeline for filling coaching positions, and sale of district vehicles. ADJOURN: Upon a motion by Halverson, and a second by Director Manues, President Rowen declared the meeting adjourned. GENERAL FUND BILLS FOR APPROVAL MARCH 10, 2014 Activity Fund, trip expense for staff going with students ........................ 2,400.00 AEA 8, media center invoice ................. 128.00 Alt, Alana, mtg exp................................... 17.30 Ames Environmental, 3-yr reinspection . 650.00 Apple, supplies ...................................... 749.00 Arnold Motor Supply, repair parts .......... 224.30 B & H, supplies ...................................... 138.24 Bomgaars, supplies ............................... 613.71 Central Iowa Dist, supplies ................. 1,102.65 Claim Aid, Medicaid claiming .............. 1,984.56 Computer Information Concepts, training .............................................. 900.00 Culligan, supplies .................................... 29.55 Decker Inc, repair parts ......................... 307.85 Distrib Website Corp., training ............... 235.00 Eagle Building Supply, supplies............... 98.88 Eagle Grove City of, water ................. 1,343.45 Eagle Grove Eagle, ads & legal publications ....................................... 155.89 Eagle Grove Schools, wire transfers ....... 45.00 Eagle’s Wings, adult lunches................. 426.60 Engel Law Office, legal services.............. 63.75 Fareway, supplies .................................. 736.49 Fort Dodge Machine & Supply, repair parts ........................................ 120.57 Fort Dodge Schools, tuition .............. 13,383.31 Frommelt, Julie, supplies reimb ............... 23.46 GAN, telephone service...................... 2,311.50 Global Innovations, supplies.................... 75.70 Godfather’s, conference meals ............... 71.95 Groth, Sarah, supplies reimb. .................. 22.97

Harvey, Sandy, reimb for supplies ........... 35.01 Hawkeye West Pest Control, monthly service ................................. 115.00 Heartland Tech, sonic wall .................. 1,750.00 IASBO, registration ................................ 183.00 Iowa Central Comm. College, tuition .. 2,778.75 IA Dept of Education, bus inspections ... 520.00 IA Div of Criminal Investigation, fingerprinting ....................................... 27.00 Iowa One Call, locating notifications.......... 0.90 ISFIS, registration .................................. 200.00 Kruger, Mike, supplies & mtg exp reimb .. 20.72 Lawson Auto Body, repairs .................... 173.65 Menards, supplies ................................. 198.00 MidAmerican, utilities........................ 22,538.30 NAPA, auto repair parts ......................... 358.28 Paper Corp., coop paper order ........... 4,370.22 Pelhams, supplies ................................... 44.00 Pepper, supplies ...................................... 63.99 Pohlman, Teresa, expense reimb ............ 12.60 Quill, supplies ........................................ 962.67 Ricoh, supplies ........................................ 75.84 Rieman Music, supplies and repairs...... 673.11 Sadler Const, elec work in shop ............ 582.00 School Bus Sales, repair parts .............. 814.18 School Health, supplies ......................... 453.36 School Nutrition Fund, supplies ............. 114.66 School Specialty, supplies ....................... 38.35 Secure Shred Solutions, shredding service................................................. 50.50 Siebersma, Jeff, mtg expense reimb & supplies reimb ............................... 279.29 Sioux City Schools, tuition .................. 3,227.58 Squirrels, license ................................... 200.00 Subway, meeting expense....................... 96.00 T & D, repairs to vehicles ................... 1,339.74 Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl, contest fees ... 108.00 Toliver, Jess, meeting expense & supplies reimb ..................................... 78.29 Trash Man, monthly garbage service .... 693.00 Trimark, drug testing - bus driver ............. 32.00 W & H, fuel ........................................ 5,708.74 Webster City Schools, open enrollment tuition ........................................... 31,505.25 West Music, supplies ............................. 236.03 Williamson, Kelly, meeting exp. reimb ....... 9.58 Woodward-Granger, tuition................. 2,352.68 Woolstock Equipment, blade ................... 75.23 Xerox, color copies .......................... ___245.99 $111,701.17 MANAGEMENT FUND BILLS FOR APPROVAL - MARCH 10, 2014 SU Insurance Company, equipment breakdown ins ............. 7,862.00 $7,862.00 PPEL/DEBT SERV FUND BILLS FOR APPROVAL - MARCH 10, 2014 AG Parts, repair parts ............................ 860.00 Eagle Building Supply, materials for tables ................................................ 565.52 Eagle Grove City of, new meter............. 600.86 Gov Connection, equipment .................. 710.10 Idealawn, lawn care ............................ 2,674.00 Mid-West Roofing, Reroof Phase II .... 2,441.50 Oldson’s, repairs............................... 21,410.41 Ricoh, copiers ..................................... 1,977.23 Rieman Music, equipment .................. 1,395.00 Sadler Const, elec work.................... _2,082.77 $34,717.39 ACTIVITY FUND BILLS FOR OCTOBER, APPROVAL MARCH 10, 2014 Becker, Jerry, BB official ........................ 130.00 Ben Franklin Store, supplies.................. 123.62 Bob Rogers Travel, music trip payment ....................................... 13,749.00 Coca-Cola Bottling, supplies .............. 1,014.89 Dearmoun, Monte, BB official .................. 90.00 Decker Sporting Goods, Inc., supplies 1,277.25 Eagle Grove CSD, cash for activities . 1,530.60 Fareway Store, supplies ........................ 665.89 Glazier Clinics, FB Clinic registration .... 198.00 Gotto, Zach, WR official........................... 85.00 Horn, Travis, Dance DJ ......................... 250.00 Iowa FBLA, State Conference ............... 280.00 Iowa HS Athletic Assoc., plaques ............ 60.45 Iowa VB Coaches Clinic, registration .... 214.00 Kepart’s Music Center, contest music ..... 16.00 Lewright Meats, supplies ....................... 225.27 Martin Bros., vending supplies .............. 349.19 Nee, Dave, BB official.............................. 90.00 NHD, LLC., pizza concession ................ 880.00 O’Hern, Dan, reimb. supplies .................. 43.30 Pepper, JW, contest music .................... 519.71 Pohlman, Teresa, reimb. supplies ........... 89.39 Suntken, Chris, BB official ....................... 90.00 Teeselink, Kyle, FBLA membership dues .................................................. 140.00 The Graphic Edge, supplies .................. 312.90 Triad Productions, Inc., supplies ............. 80.00 Woodin, Tim, WR official ................... ___75.00 $22,579.46 NUTRITION FUND BILLS FOR OCTOBER, APPROVAL MARCH 10, 2014 Coca-Cola Bottling, supplies ................. 289.04 Eagle Grove CSD, Vanco fee .................. 23.99 Eagle’s Wings Preschool, DLC lunches 311.50 Earthgrains Baking Company, bread products ............................... 1,077.49 Fareway, supplies .................................... 17.28 Hiland Dairy Foods Company, LLC., milk products .................................. 4,031.91 Keck, Inc., commodities...................... 2,584.01 Martin Bros. Dist. Co., supplies ........ 21,784.69 $30,119.91 Reports and documents considered by the Board at this meeting are on file in the Board Secretary’s office, 448-4749, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m - 4 p.m. Jon Rowen, Board President Teresa Pohlman, Board Secretary Wk.12

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GOLDFIELD CITY COUNCIL March 10, 2014 Mayor Tom Stevenson called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Council members present: Sorensen, Frakes, Reed, and Sampson. Schermer absent. Also present: Lynn Seaba, Malloy Law Firm; Barbara Jergenson, City Clerk; Eagle Grove Police Chief Ray Beltran; and Fire Chief Jeff Slaikeu. Motion made by Sorensen, second Frakes, to approve the February 10th Budget Workshop minutes. Motion made by Sorensen, second Frakes, to approve the February 10th minutes. Motion made by Sorensen, second Frakes, to approve the March claims. All ayes. Motions carried. Payroll..............................................11,635.09 City Contributions ............................. 1,976.65 Goldfield Post Office, postage ............ 147.94 Century Link, non emergency police line 43.73 The Trash Man, February .................... 77.00 Mid-America Publishing, publishing legal’s ................................................ 71.16 Malloy Law Firm, legal fees ................. 170.63 AgSource Laboratories, testing ............. 36.00 Goldfield Telephone Co., telephone & fax ................................................... 177.22 MidAmerican Energy, gas & electric . 2,655.48 MidAmerican Energy, City Park electric . 29.60 Mary Schnobrich, clean City Hall ........... 43.50 W & H Co-op, gas & diesel .................. 938.62 Bomgaars, water main break, gloves, shop ................................................ 151.10 Ed M. Feld Equip., fire department ...... 100.00 Midwest Breathing Air, fire depart, equip & maint. ................................. 379.42 PSI, janitor supplies, office supplies .... 123.25 Brown Supply Co., maintainer; water exp; sander truck .................. 2,140.28 Prairie Energy Cooperative, RLF Loan 748.13 PSI, office equip................................... 929.55 David Anderson Trenching, concrete work ............................................. 1,015.00 Westrum Leak Detection, water main breaks ............................................. 925.00 Equimco, road stone & sand ................ 199.00 Eagle Grove Memorial Library, 2nd half FY 2013-14 .................................. 2,325.00 Goldfield Cemetery, 2nd half – FY 2013-14 .................................. 2,200.00 L & L Service, pickup repair ................. 412.28 Tom Stevenson, Conference Board

meetings............................................ 22.40 Motion made by Sampson, second Reed, to approve the demolition permit for Kevin Christensen to take down the house at 322 W. Webster. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion made by Sorensen, second Frakes, to approve Bill Frakes demolition permit to demolish the burnt house at 505 W. Cedar. All ayes. Motion carried. The building permit for the new residence has been put on hold. A variance is needed due to the regulations of Zoning Ordinance No. 89. A Public Hearing has been set for the regular council meeting on April 14th at 7 p.m. Motion made by Sorensen, second Frakes, to reset the public hearing for the FY 2014-15 Budget for Monday, March 17, at 5:30 p.m. Extension approved by the State. All ayes. Motion carried. Council, along with Malloy Law Firm, is in process of updating the Goldfield City Code for 2014. The first section (50 pages) will be addressed at the April 14th Council meeting. Motion made by Reed, second Sampson, to schedule Goldfield’s clean-up day for Saturday, May 3rd—more at the April 14th Council Meeting. All ayes. Motion carried. A benefit is being planned for Bill Frakes on May 10th from 11a.m.-2 p.m. to help with the costs of losing his house to a fire. Jeff Slaikeu asked the Council if the committee can hold the benefit at the Fire Station. Council approved. Motion by Frakes, second Reed, to adjourn at 8:05 p.m. All ayes. Motion carried. REVENUE & EXPENSES FOR MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2014 FUND REVENUE EXPENDITURE General 19,407.35 9,349.40 Corn LP 4,166.66 0.00 Fire Department 0.00 736.25 LO Tax 4,935.05 200.00 FEMA 0.00 0.00 Road Use Tax 6,028.45 5,055.37 Employee Benefit 61.83 1,617.21 Emergency Fund 17.17 0.00 TIF 38.47 0.00 Water Fund 10,852.04 6,134.11 Sewer Fund 5,568.68 5,070.58 Agency Funds 0.00 0.00 Totals 51,075.70 28,162.92 Tom Stevenson, Mayor Barbara Jergenson, City Clerk Wk.12


NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WRIGHT COUNTY PROBATE NO. 02991 ESPRO16393 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHERYL MAE BARD, DECEASED. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF CHERYL MAE BARD, DECEASED, WHO DIED ON OR ABOUT THE 7TH DAY OF MARCH, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 17th day of March, 2014, the undersigned was appointed Administrator of the estate. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the Clerk of Court of the above-

named District 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 17th day of March, 2014. Diane Jean Mrazek 12224 NW 111th Ave. Granger, IA 50109 Administrator of the Estate Lynn Collins Seaba 503 N. Main St. Goldfield, IA 50542 Attorney for Administrator Date of second publication: 27th day of March, 2014. Wk.12,13

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MidAmerican Energy recognizes National Flood Awareness Week MidAmerican Energy Company is supporting National Flood Awareness Week, March 17-21, by sharing flood safety tips and reminding customers there is no charge to disconnect and restore electric and natural gas services due to flooding. The National Weather Service is currently reporting normal to below normal risk of flooding in the company’s service territory this spring. River flooding and flash flooding are possible due in part to the deep ground frost being unusually thick for this time of year. If it appears floodwaters have the potential to reach a customer’s main electrical box or electric or natural gas meter, customers should call MidAmerican Energy at 888427-5632 to have their services temporarily disconnected. The company also will temporarily disconnect a customer’s service if the situation is determined to be hazardous by MidAmerican Energy or local disaster or city officials. MidAmerican Energy encourages customers to take the following steps and precautions when preparing for and recovering from flooding: Before flooding: • If water has not reached your basement, unplug as many appliances as you can and move them to a higher level. • Do not touch or attempt to unplug or disconnect an electrical appliance if the floor is damp or if you are standing in water. • If you think floodwaters might rise high enough to cover electrical outlets, switch off the circuit breakers at the main switch, located in the electrical box. If your electrical box is located in the basement, make sure there is no standing water before entering. • If it appears the water level may reach the main electrical box or your electric or natural gas meters, call

MidAmerican Energy immediately to have service disconnected. After flooding: • If you smell natural gas, do not enter the building. Leave the premise immediately, and call MidAmerican Energy at 888-427-5632. • Once floodwaters recede, call MidAmerican Energy to have your service restored. There is no charge for turning off and turning on service due to flooding. Do not attempt to restore service yourself. • City, county, or state inspections may be required before electric and natural gas service can be restored in homes or businesses affected by floodwater. Inspectors will notify MidAmerican Energy when it is safe to restore service to a home or business. • Building codes or manufacturers’ requirements may require natural gas appliance controls and valves to be replaced if they were under floodwater. Customers should ask inspectors or appliance dealers to determine if their appliances can be placed back into service. Call MidAmerican Energy after the inspection is complete. • If your home was flooded, call a professional electrician to examine your electrical wiring and appliances. Do not turn on any lights, appliances or other electrical equipment until an electrician has checked your home for electrical or circuit problems. MidAmerican Energy Company, Iowa’s largest energy company, provides electric service to 739,000 customers and natural gas service to 719,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. It is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company’s website and its Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via www.

Graziers: Register for Governor Branstad proclaims Planned Grazing Holistic March as Colorectal Cancer Management Course Awareness Month Governor Branstad proclaimed March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday, March 13, at the Rotunda outside the Governor’s Office at the State Capitol in Des Moines. Iowa’s Cancer Control Partners, including Iowa Cancer Consortium (ICC), the American Cancer Society, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa were on hand for the signing of the proclamation. Colorectal cancer is the secondleading cause of cancer-related

deaths (female and male combined) in Iowa. The State Health Registry of Iowa projects that approximately 590 Iowans will die from the disease in 2014. Routine screening/testing starting at age 50 can prevent many cases of colorectal cancer by removing polyps before they become cancerous. The risk of colorectal cancer can be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet and weight; by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including not smoking; and through regular screenings.

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Graziers young and old, new and experienced are invited to attend a course on Planned Grazing with Holistic Management, taking place March 21-22 at the Houston Community Center (109 W. Maple St.), in Houston, Minn., located in the southeastern part of the state. Practical Farmers of Iowa and Land Stewardship Project have partnered to organize the event, along with two other courses that are being held this winter and spring as part of a regional Holistic Management workshop series. There is a fee for this course. Another HM course, Biological Monitoring, will be held on May 31 in Cresco. A registration form to print and return by mail is available at Register, or register over the phone by calling Margaret Dunn, livestock coordinator with Practical Farmers, at (515) 232-5661, or Caroline van Schaik with LSP at (507) 523-3366. Ralph Tate, a certified Holistic Management instructor, will lead the workshop. Ralph farms in Nebraska, having adopted the HM principles of sustainable agriculture to raise grassfed beef and nutrient-dense foods. He also developed grazing planning software that is used frequently by HM practitioners, which will be available at the workshop.

The course begins with registration and light breakfast at 8 a.m. each day, and runs until about 5 p.m. Snacks, lunch and most instructional materials (but not the grazing software) are included with the registration fee; dinner and lodging are the participants’ responsibilities. Some vegetarian and dairy- or gluten-free meal options will be available, though attendees with these preferences are encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a computer (with Excel 2007 or newer), farm maps, and a calculator to make the most of this hands-on workshop. Holistic Management (www. presents a whole-farm planning framework that incorporates farmer and family principles into realistic management decisions based on quality of life, profitability, and stewardship goals. LSP and Practical Farmers are membership organizations with a mission to improve food and farming systems so that communities and the land are ecologically, financially, and socially strong. These Holistic Management courses are supported in part by funds from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the McKnight Foundation.

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Horticulture program offered

“Plants and Animals” is the topic of a workshop to be held at the Wright County ISU Extension office on March 20, at 6:30 p.m. ISU Extension Horticulturist Yvonne McCormick will discuss plants that may be harmful to pets and children. Also to be covered are tips for making herbal-based pet treats and other ideas to keep children and pets safe and happy—both inside and out. Master Gardeners will also be on hand to help answer your growing questions. Please call the Wright County ISU Extension Office at 515-532-3453 for further information, or to register for this informative program.

Wright County Genealogy Searchers meeting

The Wright County Genealogy Searchers will meet Sat., March 22, at the Clarion Public Library at 1:30 p.m. (Note change of date). Roll Call is “What happens when you reach a brick wall?” The program is “Basic Genealogy, Getting Started, by Pam Swartz.” Members share their knowledge. New members are welcome. When you are going through your basements or attics, think of the genealogy searchers before you discard everything. With the advancement of technology, people have transferred many important events from paper to computers and don’t know what to do with the papers. We still keep the paper items for future reference. We have a collection of phone books, important events in newspapers, family stories, old maps, etc. If you have a question, or if we could use your treasures, please call Jo Ann at 532-2055.

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The 2013-2014 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications will be taken November 1, 2013, to April 30, 2014. This program is not designed to pay households total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type, and type of heating fuel, among others. Households who are over LIHEAP regular income guidelines may be eligible for LIHEAP benefits through the medical waiver component. The medical expenses must be documented, paid and nonreimbursable. If you have already applied and have been approved this winter season, you cannot re-apply. For more information and an appointment in Wright County, call Upper Des Moines Outreach Office at: 515-448-3704, located at 221 W. Broadway, Eagle Grove.

Trinity Foundation accepting applications

Trinity Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 - 2015 academic year. The McMillen Scholarship is provided through the estate of Leone McMillen in memory of her husband Dr. Arch S. McMillen, a longtime Fort Dodge physician. Preference in awarding the scholarship is given to individuals who have completed the nursing program at Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) and are seeking an advanced nursing degree at an accredited educational institution. Nursing students enrolled in the ICCC nursing program also may submit applications. This scholarship is available to both parttime and full-time students. The Tom and Margaret Welch Scholarship was established in 1997. The scholarship is awarded to students who are certified nurse aides or other health workers who aspire to obtain an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing. The scholarship is available to both part-time and full-time students. The Roselpha Lovrien Nursing Scholarship was established in 1996 through the estate of Roselpha Lovrien. Preference is given to individuals who have completed the nursing program at Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) and are seeking an advanced nursing degree at an accredited educational institution. Nursing students enrolled in the ICCC nursing program also may submit applications. The Arthur Moeller Scholarship provides a scholarship to a deserving ICCC nursing student or one seeking an advanced nursing degree in an accredited program. The scholarship fund was established

in 1991 in memory and honor of Arthur Moeller for the many years of service he gave to Trinity Regional Hospital and the Oleson Foundation. This scholarship is available to both part and full-time students. The Andrea Reed Scholarship is awarded in memory of Andrea, Michael, and Isabel Reed. Andrea was an employee of the Pain Center at Trinity Regional Medical Center. Andrea and her family were killed in a tragic accident in January 2007. Preference will be given to a healthcare worker pursuing an Associate degree in Nursing with a career goal to become a registered nurse. Preference will also be given to single parent families. The scholarship is available to both parttime and full-time students. The John and Eva Amond Scholarship is awarded to an individual who lives or was raised in Fort Dodge and who is enrolled in an accredited nursing program or seeking an advanced degree in nursing. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic merit, leadership, citizenship, career objectives, and financial need. Preference is given to qualified applicants from the eight counties (Buena Vista, Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster, and Wright) served by Trinity Regional Medical Center. Interested students can obtain scholarship application forms and additional information at http:// by writing or calling Trinity Foundation, 802 Kenyon Road, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, 515-574-6509. Applications must be received by 3 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Harmony Brigade 67th Annual Show The Harmony Brigade is performing “WHO’s ON FIRST” for their 67th Annual Show on April 12, 2014 at the Fort Dodge Middle School with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. You can imagine a warm sunny afternoon at the ball park between the Iowa Cubs and the Fort Dodge Dodgers. Mix in a little Abbott and Costello, a little Lunch Break, a touch of GQ and lots of accapella sound and you have a performance that the entire family will enjoy. The featured guest quartets this year will be Lunch Break, a 2013 International Semi-Finalist and GQ, a 2013 International Quarter Finalist. Tickets are now on sale from Harmony Brigade Barbershop Chorus members and at Fort Dodge Hy-Vee. Ticket purchases by mail will be accepted until April 5 if sent to Harmony Brigade, PO Box 302,

Fort Dodge, IA 50501 and include a self-addressed stamped envelope. You can also call 515-570-3414 for tickets and more information. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the door for each performance. All seats are general admission. All proceeds go to support singing engagements in the area and the Youth in Harmony Festival for students around Iowa. The Fort Dodge Harmony Brigade will also be performing the National Anthem to introduce the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Game on Monday, March 24 at 8 p.m. A win by the ISU Women on Saturday night will have them playing this game. For over 60 years, this group of men has been entertaining the area with their Accapella Barbershop style signing and performances. For more information on performances you can call 515-570-3414

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ATTENTION ALL EAGLES… Do you need a burst of joy today? It seems like every once in awhile life seems to drag you down. Either your bills keep piling up, or your boss never stops complaing. Whatever it is that drags you down, a little bit of joy can always bring you out of the dumps. So as you go about your day, what are some things that bring you joy? Thinking about these things and sharing them with others can not only bring us joy, but help spread that joy to others. If you feel dragged out this week, why not think on the “joyful” side… The grass is always greener here! — A message from The Nice Guy

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Every week in most Iowa communities, someone is widowed. Although friends and family gather for good support, there is another group of people who offer support in a way that few others can...they too are widowed. We sense that widowhood is a unique experience; even when we want to show compassion and empathy we still don’t know how a newly bereaved person feels. There is no arm of government that addresses their needs, nor is there no state widowed people organization other than the Wonderful Weekend, of which there is no membership. That’s the name a group of widowed people gave these “getaway” weekends more than twenty years ago when they planned their first state-wide gathering for widows and widowers. Over the years, attendees have been youngold, newly widowed, or widowed for many years. Volunteers continue to plan not one, but two Saturdays a year, one in spring and one in fall. Every year there are new and different activities, and of course, new attendees participating in this uplifting event. The YMCA Camp in Boone is a beautiful setting, with its rolling hills and multiple trees and trails. It is a great place for reflection and rejuvenation. The next get together is Saturday, April 12. For more information, contact Judy Anderson at 515-232-2925, e-mail at, or mail to: Judy Anderson, 3009 Turquoise Circle, Ames, IA 50010 Registration deadline is Sat., April 5.

Host a foreign exchange student, gain a global perspective World Heritage Student Exchange Programs is now looking for American families to host high school students from Asia. These personable and academically select exchange students speak English, are bright, curious, and eager to learn about this country through living as part of a family for an academic year and attending high school. Your support of these students reinforces the United States’ commitment to education and opportunity throughout the world. World Heritage is currently seeking host families for these wellqualified, bright, motivated, and well-screened students coming from Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan, and South Korea. By living with local host families and attending local high schools, the students acquire an understanding of American values and build on leadership skills. The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year. Each World Heritage student is fully insured, brings his or

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Alive! and Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk! The traffic enforcement event held last year during the four days of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday had 205 agencies reporting 352 OWIs, 5,154 speed, and 2,393 seat belt violations, with almost 17,000 combined total traffic violations. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau continues to stress to the motoring public the importance of buckling up, slowing down, and to drive sober to increase the odds of preventing or, at least, surviving a crash. Be safe and hope you enjoyed your St. Patrick’s Day. The next sTEP enforcement event will be May 19–June 1.

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Everyone’s a winner

by Kim demory The Robert Blue Middle School gym was filled with a crowd of spectators ready to watch the staff take on the seventh eighth grade students in a friendly game of basketball on Tuesday, March 11. The game was organized by Maggie Wachowiak and Hannah Demory, with the consent of Principal Scott Jeske, who are working on a leadership project for 4-H to raise money for the Leader Dog Program. Leader Dogs are trained at the Fort Dodge Correctional facility to later help the hearing and sight impaired. It takes $500 to sponsor a dog which pays for food, vet bills, medicine, etc. The middle school has joined Wachowiak and Demory’s efforts this year to raise money - donating money to throw a pie at a teacher, wear a hat, send Valentines, and play basketball. Thus far, they have raised more than $800, with $300 alone coming from the basketball game admissions and concession stand sales (with many items donated by individuals and 4-H members). Their goal is to raise $1,000 by the end of the school year so they can sponsor two leader dogs with the support of the middle school. The female staff and students took to the court first. It was a tight game with the lead fluctuating back and forth. When the final buzzer rang, it was the seventh and eighth graders coming out on top, 44 - 40. Teacher Carrie Christopher commented that she knew the teachers probably couldn’t beat the kids down the court, but they did have the height on them. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough of an advantage. The men’s game was a little bit of a different story. Although the seventh and eighth grade players gave it their best shot, they couldn’t quite pull ahead of the teacher’s team, who wasn’t made up of all men. Two female teachers and one female student joined their team. The faculty came out victorious by a score of 64 - 36. Despite the major point difference, everyone was a big winner - having fun and raising money for a good cause.

Photos by Kim Demory

Adding to the fun and excitement was the presence of Clover, the black lab leader dog that is being sponsored with funds raised from the girls’ project last year. Money was raised with the help of the Wright Warriors 4-H club when they baked bars for the Farmers’ Market, made cash contributions, and more. Wachowiak and Demory hope next year, during the third phase of their leadership project, to get the community involved with their fundraising efforts to perhaps purchase three more dogs.

Members of the seventh and eighth grade girls’ basketball team included, front row: McKenzie Crail, Alecia Anderson, Mariana Gonzalez, Brittney Osborn, Britany Cano-Rodriguez, and Amiee Lundy. Back Row: Olivia Flumerfelt,, Yolanda Juarez, Natalie Vrba, and Laine Morgan.

Karla Tweeten, Alison Anderson-Kahl, Amanda Johnston, Carrie Christopher, Beth Stephas, Amy Ascherl, and Leslie Wenzel (pictured from left) put up a good fight against the seventh and eighth grade girls, but fell short, losing 40 - 44.

It was father versus son in this play as Trey Wilburn tries to move the ball around Smokey Wilburn. Although the seventh and eighth grade boys played hard, they fell short losing to the staff by a score of 64 - 36.

Carrie Christopher goes up for the shot against the seventh and eighth grade girls. The basket was good for two points.

Life Then

The Great Depression was a severe economic depression in the decade preceding WW II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across the nation. It started in 1930 and lasted until the late 1930’s or middle 1940’s. Unemployment in the United States rose to 25 percent. No jobs, no money! As a result, robbing banks became an occupation. On November 14, 1935, the Wright County Board of Supervisors purchased for $225 a 45-caliber Thompson sub-machine gun for Sheriff Lefty Wilson. However, I do not recall any Clarion bank ever robbed. The bank robbers of today hand a note to the teller and escape with $100. During the Great Depression ruthless thieves would burst in and ransack the bank, usually forcing a manager to open the vault. They would commonly participate in gun battles with police, which innocent employees or bystanders were often taken hostage or killed. The well-armed John Dillinger gang robbed the bank in Mason City on March 13, l934. They entered the bank shouting orders and firing their guns into the ceiling and walls. They escaped with hostages and $52,000 in cash. Clyde Barrows and Bonnie Parker robbed numerous banks. On July 20, 1933, the gang was hiding out in an abandoned park near Dexter, Iowa. After a shoot-out with officers and volunteers on July 24, Bonnie and Clyde escaped. Clyde’s brother, Buck, was shot in the head and died in a hospital in Perry, Iowa. His wife was wounded, arrested, and imprisoned in a Missouri State Prison. She was paroled in 1943. On April 16, 1934, Clyde and Bonnie returned and robbed the 1st National Bank at Stuart, Iowa. During a noon hour in 1934, the Bank of Galt was robbed. Two of the robber’s cars were stationed at each end of Main Street to prevent any interference. A bystander was told to “take off or be shot.” It was believed, the robbery was “pulled off” by Ma Barker and her boys on the way to St. Paul to rob banks enroute. The Mayor of St. Paul had invited all bank robbers to come to the city and spend their money. They would not be arrested as long as they behaved. In 1934, it became a federal crime to rob any national or state member

bank of the Federal Reserve. Sentences were often increased if the robbers carried loaded firearms, took hostages, injured, or killed victims and/or had prior criminal convictions. On December 17, 1930, an amazing career of crime ended when a daring gang of three young robbers from Wright County and one from Hamilton County went to prison in a record breaking time of three days. On Friday, they were sentenced to life in prison at hard labor on guilty pleas. Then on Saturday they were taken to the Men’s Reformatory at Anamosa. At that time, men under 30 years of age were imprisoned at Anamosa; otherwise, imprisoned at Ft. Madison. After several years of incarceration, the prisoners were paroled or a commutation of sentences by the governor. In those days, robbing or attempting to rob a bank in Iowa was a mandatory life imprisonment, and justice was painfully speedy. The sentencing for the crime was in Butler County because the Savings Bank was held up at Austinville, Iowa. The gang “cased” the bank in the morning. In the afternoon, three entered the bank and one remained in the get-awaycar. With guns drawn, they entered the bank. However, the robbery was unsuccessful. Frustrated, the four sped out of town. A girlfriend of one was to rendezvous in the country to “switch” cars. Their plan was to confuse the officers looking for the get-away-car, but the discouraged robbers did not rendezvous! As an accomplice, the girlfriend was never arrested or charged with a crime. The gang residences and ages were: Clarion age 19, Holmes age 18, Webster City age 19, and NW Wright County age 31. The oldest was an “ex-con” and the Gang Leader. At the time of sentencing, the four gang members made unsworn confessions of businesses robbed in Iowa towns: Ft. Dodge, Jewell, Blairsburg, Chester, Lohrville, Livermore, Goldfield, Roseville, Marshalltown, Galt, Sac City, and St. Benedict. Officers believed the gang omitted many towns from their itinerary of robberies. There is a saying among old bank robbers: “Banks are where the money is!”

Radon bill moves forward

A bill to reduce kids’ exposure to a cancer-causing gas in their classrooms passed Iowa’s Senate Tuesday, with strong, bi-partisan support. Jen Schulte, Iowa government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), applauds the senators for standing up for the health of Iowa kids. “Iowa Senators made the right decision for the health of Iowa Tuesday by passing legislation to make sure Iowa schools are testing for radon. The EPA estimates this gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer and is found at higher rates in Iowa than most anywhere else in the country. “By helping ensure our kids are not breathing in this cancer-causing toxin while they sit at their desks each day will help reduce the cancer burden in our state. “ACS CAN is grateful to the Senators for their wide support of this bill and looks forward to working with the House of Representatives and the Governor to support this life-saving legislation.” ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit

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Rival Game Relay Eagles well represented Eagles have some nice in conference-only stats efforts at Wartburg Indoor announces 2014 race BY LES HOUSER The North Central Conference has released their stats for boys basketball conference games only, and several Eagles were listed in the top 25 of the stat categories for the past season. Graeham Schope finished 20th in the league in total field goal shooting, making 21 of 43 for 48.8 percent. Burke of St. Edmond led with 73.9 percent from the field. Zach Ploeger was sixth in three-pointers, GRAEHAM SCHOPE hitting 24 of 57 for 42.1 percent. Fuhs of Webster City topped that list with 51.4 percent from long range. Ploeger was also 48 of 67 from the line for 71.6 percent, with Jake Wilde sinking 36 of ZACH 51 free throws for PLOEGER 70.6 percent at 22nd place. Kenton Waters of Clarion-

Goldfield led the conference at 89.5 percent. Ploeger was ninth in total scoring with 262 points and a 14.6 ppg average. Casey Schlatter of Iowa Falls-Alden topped the list at a whopping 35.0 ppg average. Brian Yackle finishes seventh in rebounding with 123 total and a 6.8 rpg average, with Ploeger one spot behind in eighth at 120 total and 6.7 average per contest. Both Wilde and Yackle tied for eighth place in blocked shots, making 12 apiece for an average of .67 BRIAN YACKLE per game. Schlatter also led both those categories, with 13.8 rpg and 3.1 blocked shots per game. Jordan Wieth was 11th in assists, tallying 49 in conference action for 3.1 per contest. JAKE Wilde finished in a WILDE tie for 20th with 38 total and 2.11 per game. Mugshot photos provided by LifeTouch

Two Lady Eagle seniors move up in career rankings BY LES HOUSER The updated all-time stats for Lady Eagle basketball show a couple of seniors moving up the rankings in their respective individual categories. Megan Crail passed Sheri Bachel this season to now rank fourth in career points with 490. MEAGAN Bachel previously CRAIL held that spot with 472. Crail is ranked fourth in career rebounds with 399.

State Pool Championships set to begin

The 19th Annual ISPA State Pool Championships are set to begin Wednesday, April 2, at the Iowa Events Center (Hy-Vee Hall) in Des Moines. The ISPA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the sport of pool by providing an annual world class state tournament for its membership. The ISPA State Championship Tournament is the largest independent state level amateur pool tournament in the country, and will boast over 4,000 participant entries. One hundred sixty pool tables will be brought in from Colorado to accommodate the five-day billard event. The tournament boasts singles, doubles, and five-person team events, each with multiple divisions of play (based on ability) for both men and women. Recently, the ISPA also added a juniors division. Long races and reasonable entry fees make this tournament appealing to a large variety of players, as do great raffle prizes and giveaways throughout the tournament. Over $120,000 in prize money will be awarded this year. “The centralized location has enabled pool players statewide to more easily attend. 2013 attendance easily exceeded our expectations,” said Jamie Courtney, ISPA Tournament Co-Director. “Our move in 2013 from Davenport to Des Moines has proven to be very successful,” said Julie Guzman, ISPA Tournament Co-Director. “The added space the Iowa Events Center allows has really positioned us to grow.” The general public is welcome and encouraged to check out the tournament action that runs through April 6 and is free to attend. Numerous vendors have huge selections offering just about anything you can think of that’s pool related. Professional cue repair is also offered. The ISPA State Championship Tournament sponsors are numerous. For more information about the Iowa State Poolplayers Association or to view the 2014 Tournament Guide, visit, or contact Julie Guzman at 515-7784176, also If you would like to be a sponsor for the upcoming 2014 Tournament, contact Bruce Berg, 515-201-6427 or

Kylee Almond is now tied for first, with Holly McGonegle, for the career assists lead. Both have 169 assists, but there are also two years missing for Holly’s total. If anyone can help with that, please contact coach Aly Dahlhauser. Almond also stands as the career steals leader as she leaves the program, KYLEE grabbing 213 over ALMOND her four years of basketball.

Ploeger takes ninth in 3200

Held in conjunction with Iowa State vs. Iowa football game

BY LES HOUSER Eagle track & field head coach Ben Demuth got his first look at this year’s team in competition last Tuesday at an indoor meet at Wartburg College in Waverly, one of three that the school conducts for any high school teams wanting to get a jump on the spring schedule. There were no team standings kept, and all classes run together. “It was nice to get out an compete against some different teams, especially since we have only had one day on the track so far this season,” said Demuth. “We were only able to take half the team, due to the limits on entries, but as a staff we were pleased with our efforts for the night.” The coach listed Zach Ploeger’s run to ninth place in the 3200 as a great highlight for the night. Ploeger posted a 10:57.29 time in the event. “This was his first time running the event and was a nice surprise for the night,” said Demuth. He also liked what he saw from Miguel Pacheco who sprinted out to a fine 7.18 time for 23rd in the 55-meter dash. “His times are ahead of last year, and comparable to mid-season a year ago,” said the coach. “They will continue to drop as we get more track time.” He felt that both Colton Pickering (15th in 2:23.32) and Ben Thompson (29th in 2:27.54) posted real strong times in the 800. “I know they both want to drop their time, and with their dedication to the sport I know they will,” said Demuth. He also liked Gage Behnkendorf’s time (5:21.94) in the 1600 in his first varsity meet. “He is such an agreeable young athlete, and is willing to run in whatever we put him in,” said the coach. “That’s a great attitude for a distance runner to have, and we expect big things from him as he matures.”

Cyclone and Hawkeye fans will take their rivalry to a whole new level in 2014, as runners, fans and anybody looking to prove their fan base reigns supreme will have the chance to do so on September 12-13. Rival Game Relay is a race completed by teams of runners. These teams will pledge allegiance to either the Cyclones or the Hawkeyes, and the competition will be fierce. Teams will earn points for their allegiance by finishing the race, showing their creativity and spirit in their uniform and how well their team does overall. When the dust settles and the race party has kicked off, one side will be crowned champion. Will it be the Cyclone fans or the Hawkeye fans? To the victor goes the Rival Game Relay trophy and a year’s worth of bragging rights, while to the other side comes the chance to redeem themselves next year. The Rival Game Relay will start in Ames and finish just outside of Iowa City. With a distance of 128.5 miles, the teams will have a non-stop, heart-pumping race from

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A merger of the North Iowa and Corn Bowl Conferences being discussed BY LES HOUSER Talks are currently underway, between all superintendents of both the North Iowa and Corn Bowl Conferences, concerning a merger of the two which would create a new super conference made up of 18 school districts from across North Iowa. According to Eagle Grove Superintendent Jess Toliver, the idea is not new. “It follows the original intent of the North Iowa when they started looking to expand last year,” said Toliver. The super conference concept has been in the discussion mode for a little over a year, but it took less than two hours for superintendents of both conferences to reach a consensus on the structure of the new league. “There will be two divisions, with Eagle Grove in the West Division consisting of all schools west of I-35,” said Toliver. “That would include all North Iowa schools except Osage and Mason City Newman, which would move into the East Divison.” The list of all the member schools would be: BelmondKlemme, Bishop Garrigan (Algona), Central Springs (Manly), Eagle Grove, Forest City, Garner-Hayfield, Ventura, Lake Mills, Mason City Newman, Nashua-Plainfield, North Butler (Greene), North Iowa (Buffalo Center), Northwood-Kensett, North Union (Armstrong), Osage, RuddRockford-Marble Rock, St. Ansgar, West Fork (Sheffield) and West Hancock (Britt). “There would be some flexibility for scheduling,” said Toliver. “I believe that this merger is good for Eagle Grove for several reasons. It will allow us to play similar-sized

schools in the north central region. Travel and distance have always been a concern, and by eliminating two of our longest trips our travel time will be greatly reduced.” Toliver explains that the scheduling, for instance in basketball, would have 16 divisional games (eight home, eight away) plus two crossover games with the other division. “This will allow us to schedule three non-conference games against schools of our choosing,” said Toliver. While it may be seen as an athletic conference, the intent of the superintendent’s is to create more opportunities for combined fine arts activities and student leadership events as well. “With this many members, the conference should have long-term stability and be able to offer students many activities and not just athletic competitions,” said Toliver. The Athletic Director’s (AD’s) from each school will be meeting this month to review the divisional format, discuss other important details and begin the process of scheduling and contracting for games and events. It was important to all the AD’s to keep relationships with schools played in the past for non-conference competition. While a name for the new conference has not yet been determined, a list of ideas has already been generated. It was decided that students from each of the schools would be tapped for suggestions as well. At some point in the future, the new name will be offered to all 18 school superintendents for their approval. If all goes according to plan, the new conference will begin play in the 2015-16 school year.


6:30 p.m. 5th-Grade Girl/Guy Talk TUES., MARCH 25: 5th & 6th-Grade Ice Skating THURS., MARCH 27: 7th & 8th-Grade Ice Skating 6:30 p.m. Dodgeball SUN., MARCH 30: 5 p.m. Coed Volleyball MON., MARCH 31: WEATHER MAKE-UP DAY 6:30 p.m. 5th-Grade Girl/Guy Talk

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Other individual efforts included Karter Johnson in 22nd in the 400 dash with a 1:00.92, followed by Logan Toillion in 36th spot with a 1:03.42. Josh Morris was 24th with a 9.16 time in the 55-meter hurdles, with Devon Omvig 34th in 9.85. Jeremy Weber put up a 7.55 in the 55-meter dash for 41st, while Dylan Huse was 40th in 28.32 and Tyler Vorrie 44th in 28.66 in the 200. In field events, Graeham Schope finished 11th at 1.73 meters in the high jump. Brian Gonzalez was 34th, and Darin Grandgeorge 36th, in the long jump. Gonzalez posted a best effort of 14’ 5.5” with Grandgeorge leaping to a 13’ 5.5”mark. Dylan Thielan heaved the shot 38’ 1” for 22nd place, while Preston Jacobson cranked off a 34’ 6.25” throw for 33rd. In the relays, the 4x4 took 11th place in 3:55.57. That team was Pacheco, Morris, Noah Stephas and Omvig. The distance medley came home 12th in 4:17.96, with Jeremy Weber, Thielan, Ploeger and Carter Asche making up that entry. The 4x2 foursome of Gonzalez, Weber, Huse and Schope toured the track in 1:47.10 for 14th, while Brett Maier, Thompson, Pickering and Jacob Wesselink came together for a 10:04.11 and 17th place in the 4x8. “Overall, our sprint relays looked good with their handoffs and times for early in the season,” said Demuth. “Weber, Gonzalez, Huse, Schope, Omvig, Morris and Thielan all ran well for the meet. A few of these guys got their first taste of varsity level competition and responded well to the atmosphere. We have a few guys that will return for our meet in Storm Lake (at Buena Vista) next Friday that have been injured, so it will be nice to be close to having our full roster compete and see what we can do and where we are as a team.”

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by Kim demory Something that’s fun and good for you? That’s right. It really does exist, and the 69 women taking Piloxing Fusion with Lisa Russell in the Goldfield Elementary gym can attest to it. While many admit, it really is a “love/hate” relationship, the love of the benefits of the workout far outweigh the momentary hate of the challenging workout. Piloxing Fusion is a mix of kickboxing, pilates, high intensity interval training, circuit training, tabata, crossfit, and plyometrics. More simply said, it’s a cardiovascular and strengthening workout set to a motivivating, fun, high-energy music that leaves you challenged, yet wanting more to improve yourself. The six-week sessions are open

to beginners and Piloxing Fusion pros alike. But as first-timer Angie Anderson said, it’s a fit for everyone. “It’s fun…and you can go at your own pace. Lisa encourages you to modify (your workout) to fit your skills.” “Even if you march in place… never feel intimidated and never say ‘I can’t,’” said Russell. Betty Jo Willard lightheartedly joked “This is not fun. It’s torture. But in a good way.” Again, it’s that love/hate relationship. While the workout is undoubtedly challenging, it’s also rewarding, and Willard said she will be glad she did it when it’s swim suit season. Amy Varland has done several sessions of Piloxing Fusion and it proud to say that for this session, her teenage daughter, Natalie, is joining


Piloxing instructor Lisa Russell motivates the women before class begins. Monday night, she talked about not worrying about what other people think because women on the fronts of magazines have the benefit of airbrushing in photoshop, unlike real women walking down the street. Photo by Kim Demory

This group of women challenge themselves to go lower during the weighted squats portion of Piloxing. Photo by Kim Demory

“I feel so much better after I finish the workouts,” Amy said. After the Monday, March 10 session, Russell proclaimed Natalie as her “Fitspiration” person of the night. “So inspiring and motivating to see a high school girl at class!!! It’s a big deal to come to an exercise class this size and put yourself out there! It totally made my night to see you come back and participate,” Russel said about Varland. The thing all of the women (yes, it’s all women in this class, but it’s open to men as well) love about Piloxing Fusion is that it’s not just a workout. It’s a time to be inspired by others. It’s a time to feel good about yourself and what you are doing. The fitness students all agree, that’s exactly the motivation Russell provides. “At the start of each class I give a motivational talk and I really feel that it gets the ladies in a state of mind to work out and maybe even turns their day around, lights a fire within them about issue in life, makes them stronger, and makes them think outside the box,” said Russell. For example, she started Monday’s class off by showing the ladies pictures of women on the cover of magazines. She reminded them that these women are not really this perfect. There is Photoshop and a thing called air-brushing. “Don’t care what other people think of you. don’t compare yourself to others. It really is a waste of your time (worrying about these things) and it’s toxic,” Russell told them. “Lisa is so inspiring, kind…she cares about us,” Amy said just before beginning the workout. Then it was time for the burn.

Third grader Mackenze Ell, and her mom, Sara, are among the 69 women who are enjoying the Piloxing Fusion class in Goldfield. Photo by Kim Demory

Time to challenge themselves. And time to prove to themselves what they could accomplish. When the music came on, the sweat began, and so did their motivation to do something good for themselves. However, when class is over, they don’t just wipe off the sweat, collect their mats and weights and head out the door until next time. On the contrary. There is a huge support system they have for each other through social media. The Piloxing Fusion Facebook page has continual posts about frustrations, successes, motivation, and more open to those who participate in the class. But it’s a site that’s about more than just exercising, it’s about doing something for yourself that makes you feel better, stronger, and more confident. It’s about finding the support needed as you strive to

accomplish your goals. “This page has been so great for all us girls to share our success, muscle soreness bragging and to inspire and lift each other up, I cannot express enough what a great tool it is for us to motivate each other, and how it has made us all become a close group,” said Russell. “Each night after class, many post about the workout and each night I choose who was my Fitspiration for that night and post about it with the person’s name tagged. I want people to know when they inspire others and that I notice their efforts in class.” Piloxing fusion may build a better body, but it also builds a better you. For more information, contact at BRUSSELL@ GOLDFIELDACCESS.NET.

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