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Vol. 36, Issue 14

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Robotics Milking Open Barn a success at NICC in Calmar

Greenʼs Maple Syrup is a fun family fest

Story & Photos by Joyce Meyer Over 700 interested people took the time to tour Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation Robotics Milking Open Barn event Thursday, March 27 to view demonstrations of a completed $1.7 million robotic milking system at Iowa’s Dairy Center, just south of the NICC Calmar campus. The three-row free-stall barn was expanded to six rows. Iowa’s Robotic Dairy Center was built on the south end. Two Lely A4 automated milking systems were installed. One to milk registered Jerseys, and the other high-genetic registered Holsteins. The

visitor center is equipped with a classroom/board room with observation windows so visitors can see cows in the barn and cows being milked by the robots. Half the Dairy Foundation herd is milked by robots, and the other half is milked in the old milking parlor. “The location, design and construction of the robotic system and facility were thoughtfully planned through involvement of knowledgeable dairy producers, faculty, contractors and vendors,” praised NICC President Liang Chee Wee, Ph.D. during the ribbon cutting ceremony. Completed and installed in OPEN BARN to page 16

Green’s Sugar Bush owners, Dale & Karen Green (center), say the event is a family affair. (Photo by Joyce Meyer) By Joyce Meyer The weather was warm and though the ground was muddy, 1,160 folks flocked to Green’s Sugar Bush by Castalia last Sunday for some delicious pancakes with Green’s maple syrup and Spillville Locker sausage grilled over an open fire. For many this has been a rite of passage to signal spring is here and after this long winter people were ready to celebrate the day by getting outside and enjoying one of the first possible 60 degree weather days since last October here in beautiful northeast Iowa. The two day event usually brings about two thousand people to the Green’s Maple Syrup

event held usually the last Sunday in March and first Sunday in April. So no worries if you missed the fun, because they will have one more breakfast with wagon and pony rides again this coming Sunday, April 6 at Green’s Sugar Bush at 1437 111th Avenue by Castalia beginning at 10 a.m. “With the cold spring, the Green’s were only on their second batch of maple syrup this season, which is very unusual since soon the season should be ending,” said David Ludeking of Decorah in Green’s sap house as he kept the wood fire going on the evaporator by adding wood every seven minutes as the sap condensed down.

The trees were tapped March 14, with pails out March 15 in the Sugar Bush maple tree farm but spring was slow to come this year. Early Sunday morning Karen and Dale took a moment to pose for a photo in front of the sap house and the long lines that split to either buy maple syrup in the sap house (they have some from the previous year also for sale) or up the hill to the shelter for breakfast of pancakes and wood fire grilled sausages from local Spillville Locker. The horse teams and wagons were lined up full of people as many went for a tour of the timber after breakfast and the children had a fun time riding ponies. GREEN’S to page 12

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NICC’s Open Barn started with the honorary ribbon cutting Thursday evening with (l-r): Megan Kregel, Dairy Center Coordinator, Kathleen Nacos-Burds,Vice President of Academic Affairs, NICC President Liang Chee Wee, Ph.D., Dr. Ken Reimer, President of NICC Board of Trustees, Gary Kregel, Dairy Foundation President, Dave Lawstuen, Chair of Dairy Operations and John Noel,Vice President of Finance and Administration in attendance.

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Celebrating as Art Huber turns 99

Kolache Sale by Cancer Relay for Life Team

By Joyce Meyer Bring out all the horns and whistles and let’s do some hooting and hollering! Send in the marching band, there’s going to be a party in Fort Atkinson because it’s time to celebrate Art Huber’s big 99th birthday this weekend! Art Huber turns 99 years young on Sunday, April 6, with his traditional birthday party at Huber’s Store in Fort Atkinson Saturday. About a block from his home in Fort Atkinson sits the four-generation, family-owned Huber’s Store, which is now run by his son Don. Art still visits the store daily. On Saturday afternoon he will celebrate with cake and visit with the long line of friends and family who will stop by to give him their very best wishes. Art has always been a mover and a shaker when it comes to his community and his age has not slowed him down a bit. Not only did he run Huber’s Store when his father Joseph retired, but he was the buyer of the South Winneshiek Golf and Country Club. Art and his friends decided to start the club up in 1960. He also watches over St. Anthony of Padua Chapel

The Waucoma Latecomers Cancer Relay for Life team is taking orders for kolaches and crescent rolls for Easter. Orders need to be placed before April 12 by calling 563-776-4331, 563-7764701 or 563-776-6041 (evenings). You can also e-mail pmyers@ iowatelecom.net or normahackman@yahoo.com. The assorted fruit flavors of kolaches are $8.50 per dozen with the crescent rolls priced at $6.50 per dozen. Pick up will be at the Waucoma Community Center on April 19 from 9–11 a.m. Let someone else do your baking for you and support a worthy cause at the same time. All proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society in the surrounding counties. The Latecomers Team is comprised of employees from Lynch Livestock Inc. in Waucoma along with other family and friends. The team has become famous for their “Kiss A Pig� contest. The team has raised over $70,000 over the past 4 years with much of the money being raised during the pig-kissing contest.

Art Huber, with the love of his life,Vivian in 1979.Vivian died in 1984 of cancer. (Photo courtesy of Art Huber) (Smallest Church) by Festina and does the accounts for the church. He has organized the Fort Community band for over 65 years with the Wednesday night jamming sessions-even after he hung up his clarinet. Art may not be out golfing every Thursday at the local country club he founded, but you can usually catch him at the card table with his friends now that the

season has started. He loves to do the sudoku puzzles in his daily Cedar Rapids Gazette and weekly Calmar Courier, plays games on the computer and checks on the daily chats on the Notre Dame website. He plays cards whenever he can get a game going and loves to watch sports with his sons ART HUBER to page 5

Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club Landowners Appreciation & Breakfast Fundraiser The Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club will host their Annual Landowners Appreciation & Breakfast Fundraiser event Sun., April 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Festina Community Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. Guests will enjoy pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Tickets available at the door are $7 for adults, $4 for kids age seven and under and landowners within the club’s territory eat free. Carry-outs are available.

“After several years of zero to light snowfall, we finally got the winter our club prayed for,� said Bud Winter, Trails Unlimited Club President. Trails Unlimited is a non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1985. The club works in partnership with 240 landowners, nearly 100 club members and

maintains over 150 miles of trail in the communities of Castalia, Ossian, Calmar, Fort Atkinson, Festina, Alpha, Hawkeye, Jackson Junction, Saint Lucas, Auburn, Waucoma, West Union and Clermont. “There’s really two ingredients to make the perfect snowmobile season,� said Winter. “TremenSNOWMOBILE to page 6

This sunset shot was taken southwest of Festina on a popular area referred to as “The Snake Trails,� owned by Mark & Deb Dietzenbach. (Photo Submitted by Brenda Luzum)

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Calmar area students earn scholarships for spring 2014 semester Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) students in the Calmar area earned scholarships this spring for their academic achievements. The students are enrolled at the NICC Calmar campus. NICC students earned the following scholarships for the spring 2014 semester: Sarah Baker, a General Education student from Fort Atkinson, earned a Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation Scholarship. She is the daughter of Janice and William Baker of Fort Atkinson. Silas Opdahl, a Computer Technology student from Calmar, earned the Ron and Penny Wills Scholarship. He is the son of Becky Britt of Waterloo and Steve Opdahl of Thousand Oaks, CA. Silas and his wife, Amber, have one child, Zachary. Tiffany Halvorson, a Nursing student from Calmar, earned a Sherman Oyen Endowed Scholarship. She is the daughter of Denise and Darrell Chalupa of Washington. Tiffany and her husband, Charles, have three children, Charlie, Johannah and Isaiah. Alexandria Glass, a Large Animal Veterinarian Technician student from West Union, earned a Norby Distributing Scholarship. Kelli Anderson, a Human Services Generalist student from Calmar, earned the Ed Adrian Memorial Scholarship. For more information on these scholarships and others available through NICC, visit www.nicc.edu/scholarships.

The sophomore class of South Winn High School recently attended the career fair at Upper Iowa University. (Photo courtesy of Connie Euans)

South Winn sophomores attend UIU career fair The sophomores of South Winn were able to attend a career fair held at theUpper Iowa University in Fayette on Wednesday, March 26. The fair was put on by both UIU and Northeast Iowa Community College, giving the students an opportunity to really start thinking about their future plans and to check out what some colleges have to offer.

South Winneshiek High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Freshmen Special Honor Roll: Amber Brincks A Honor Roll: Tiana Bullerman, Joel Hanson, Kelly Langreck and Christina Nesvik B Honor Roll: Sawyer Breitsprecher, Ashley Budde, Lane Budde, Elizabeth Cullen, Colton Goza, Abby Hageman, Alex Holthaus, Matthew Holthaus, Alejandro Koenig, Michaela Kuennen, Anna Langreck, Blain Lennon, Skylar Luzum, Morgan Martin, Brennan McDermitt, Hannah McGee, Madelyn Monroe, Cole Phillips, Kelley Schroeder, Jaden Severson and Alyssa Timp Sophomores Special Honor Roll: RaeAnn Klimesh and Benjamin Meyer A Honor Roll: Justin Elsbernd, Hattie Frana, Rebecca Hertges, Treyton Jacobsen, Payton Moore and Logan Schweinefus B Honor Roll: Joclyn Bushman, Sabrina Claman, Amy Covell, Jenna Elsbernd, Duncan Glock, Amber Hageman, Kelsey Hageman, Micheal Hageman, Miriah Hageman, Samantha Headington, Benjamin Klimesh, Landers Kuboushek, Carson Lensing, Trygve Lien, Libby Manning, Riley Ott, Alex Quandahl, Cole Schmitt, Michael Tieskoetter, Nathan Winter and Kyle Woodson Juniors Special Honor Roll: Kelly Kuboushek and Nicole Kuboushek A Honor Roll: Anna Cullen,

Mackenzie Faldet, Rebecca Franzen, Brandi Hageman, Jerod Heying, Matthew Kuboushek, Maggie Kuennen and Jessica Lechtenberg B Honor Roll: Megan Andera, Josiah Baker, Lee Balik, Mahogani Boe, Carter Broszeit, Kaitlin Gerleman, Ryan Hageman, Matthew Hertges, Kaitlyn Imoehl, Keana Jacobsen, Christian Kleve, Ambriehl Klimesh, Tanner Kuennen, Tyler Numedahl, Payton Poshusta, Jordan Rommes, Brittany Shindelar, Andrea Stenseth and Lexie Warth Seniors Special Honor Roll: Leah Elsbernd, Caitlin Holien, Micole Lansing, Abigail Phillips and Trevor Schweinefus A Honor Roll: Garrett Bohach, Logan Brincks, Megan Bushman, Kennidee Devilbiss, Megan Elsbernd, Devin Franzen, Brendan Hageman, Benjamin Hanson, Courtney Humpal, Kendal Kuboushek, Mikayla Lien, Brittney Timm and Bailey Timp B Honor Roll: Jonathan Barness, Courtney Bohr, Erica Bohr, Lucas Brincks, Taylor Claman, Danon Hageman, Megan Hageman, Elizabeth Hemesath, Brian Kleppe, Carlee Knutson, Nicole Langreck, Adam Lensing, Nathanael Meyer, Sarah Meyer, Caleb Monroe, Darrik Poshusta, Jared Schroeder, Alex Shatek, Matthew Tekippe, Benjamin Unzeitig , Alexander Upton, Andre Walz and Andrea Zweibahmer

Joclyn Bushman, Morgan Bohr, Payton Moore and Kelsey Hageman smile as they show off their UIU Pennants. (Photo courtesy of Connie Euans)

Juan Uribe, Brandon Headington and Michael Tieskoetter listen to their options from one demonstrator. (Photo courtesy of Connie Euans)

Caring for community: WMC recognizes Doctorʼs Day with a donation to the new clinic Winneshiek Medical Center recently presented a $500 donation to the Free Clinic in recognition of National Doctor’s Day, observed since 1933. The donation to the free clinic, on the doctor’s behalf, is an expression of WMC’s commitment to the health and well-being of our community. From advanced surgical specialists to family medicine providers, WMC’s active medical staff includes more than twenty Mayo Clinic Health System physicians who provide care throughout the hospital and in the WMC

Clinic. There are ten Gundersen Health System providers on the active medical staff at the locallyowned medical center as well. “On Doctors’ Day, we honor local physicians’ compassion and contributions to local healthcare,” says Steven Davis, M.D., interim chief medical officer at Winneshiek Medical Center. “We appreciate all of our providers – the work they have done in the last 100 years at WMC has touched lives in long-lasting ways.” If you’re looking for a new physician, visit Winneshiek Medical Center’s website at www.

winmedical.org and click on “Find a Doctor.” Physician referrals are also available by calling Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic at 563-382-2911.

Winneshiek Medical Center recently donated $500 to the Free Clinic in recognition of National Doctor’s Day and the doctors who care for patients at Winneshiek Medical Center. Pictured in the photo are Mayo Clinic Health System doctors and Free Clinic staff, from left: Steven Davis, M.D., interim chief medical officer,Winneshiek Medical Center; Andrea Homstad, nurse manager, Free Clinic;William Remington, M.D., president of the WMC Medical Staff; Bryce Schutte and Julia Mandsager, Luther College volunteers, Free Clinic. (Submitted Photo)


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Worship Schedule ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC Little Turkey Father Nicholas March Sunday, Apr. 6: 10:30 a.m. Mass BETHANY LUTHERAN Rural Ossian Sunday, Apr. 6: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC Fort Atkinson Father Nicholas March Thursday, Apr. 3: 9 a.m. Mass Friday, Apr. 4: 9 a.m. Mass Saturday, Apr. 5: 6:10-6:20 p.m. Reconciliation 6:30 p.m. Mass

CALMAR COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST Calmar Pastor Linda Thompson Sunday, Apr. 6: 9 a.m. Worship

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN, STAPLETON 2271 Windsor Ave., Waucoma Rev. Wayne T. & Irmagard Ellingson, Supply Pastors Sunday, Apr. 6: 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

CALMAR LUTHERAN & SPRINGFIELD LUTHERAN Pastor Phil Olson Wednesday, Apr. 2: 6:30 p.m. Worship at Calmar Sunday, Apr. 6: Holy Communion 9 a.m. Calmar 10:30 a.m. Springfield

ST. LUKE’S CATHOLIC St. Lucas Father Nicholas March Wednesday, Apr. 2: 8:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, Apr. 6: 10:30 a.m. Mass

DE SALES CATHOLIC Ossian Msgr. Cletus J. Hawes Saturday, Apr. 5: 4 p.m. Mass Sunday, Apr. 6: 1 a.m. Mass LIVING HOPE BAPTIST Ossian Sunday, Apr. 6: 9 a.m. Worship HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC Protivin Father Nicholas March Thursday, Apr. 3: 8:45 a.m. School Mass Saturday, Apr. 5: 4 p.m. Mass

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC Waucoma Father Nicholas March Friday, Apr. 4: 7 p.m. Mass Saturday, Apr. 5: 3:30-3:50 p.m. Reconciliation 6:30 p.m. Mass ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN, RICHFIELD 24126 220th St., Rural Sumner (8 miles SW of Waucoma) Rev. Wayne T. & Irmagard Ellingson, Supply Pastors Wednesday, Apr. 2: 7:30 p.m. Lenten Service Sunday, Apr. 6: 9 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

MT. CARMEL CATHOLIC Lawler Father Nicholas March Saturday, Apr. 5: 4 p.m. Mass Tuesday, Apr. 8: 8 a.m. Mass

ST. WENCESLAUS CATHOLIC Spillville Father Donald J. Hawes Saturday, Apr. 5: 7 p.m. Mass Sunday, Apr. 6: 8:30 a.m. Mass

OSSIAN LUTHERAN Ossian Sunday, Apr. 6: 8:30 a.m. Worship

STAVANGER LUTHERAN Sunday, Apr. 6: 10 a.m. Worship

OUR LADY OF SEVEN DOLORS CATHOLIC Festina Msgr. Cletus J. Hawes Sunday, Apr. 6: 8 a.m. Mass ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC Calmar Father Donald J. Hawes Saturday, Apr. 5: 4:30 p.m. Mass Sunday, Apr. 6: 10:30 a.m. Mass

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TRINITY LUTHERAN Calmar Pastor Glenn Smith Wednesday, Apr. 2 4 p.m. Midweek Lent Service Sunday, Apr. 6: 11:30 a.m. Worship Service ZION LUTHERAN Castalia Pastor Dave Lenth Sunday, Apr. 6: 8:30 a.m. Adult Class 9:15 a.m. Sunday School

Jessica Bastyr & Casey McKone Jessica Bastyr and Casey McKone of Cannon Falls, MN, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Jessica is the daughter of Annette Ellsworth of Cannon Falls, MN. Casey is the son of Jim and Connie McKone of Fort Atkinson. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Cannon Falls High School; a 2011 graduate of Inver Hills Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice. She currently works as a CSR at Gemini Inc. in Cannon Falls. The groom-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Turkey Valley CSD; a 2007 graduate of Luther College with a degree in Philosophy. He currently works as a Production Supervisor at Gemini Inc. in Cannon Falls. The couple will marry May 3, 2014 in Welch, MN.

Turkey Valley Quilt Share wraps up winter The annual Turkey Valley Quilt Share was held in the elementary library recently and again proved that there were very talented works of art being created by our area quilters this winter. Twenty-five women representing various towns shared their love for fabric and the art of quilting. Each year that this group gathers, those present are reminded that inspiration happens in many ways. One may see a color combination that emits a feeling. They possibly see something someone has created and say, “Oh, that would look great in this room, or I could do that pattern in different colors to fit my home.” Some of the ladies shared projects that they’ve donated to local festivals, benefits or were giving as gifts. One quilt actually was started in the late 1920s and became a goal to finish in honor of a relative who had pieced the top. No matter who was sharing, each project was appreciated for the time and talent it took to make. Mark your calendars

Alice Myers shares her quilt of teal and white. (Submitted Photo) for March 2015 for our next annual event. You need not be a quilter to attend. Those that just love to see what others are doing are more than welcome too. We always have a few door prizes and usually learn a few tricks of the trade.

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South Winn K-Prep hits the construction site

ART HUBER from page 2 Virgil and Don most every weekend-football being his favorite to watch. When the weather isn’t fit for him to walk or drive (yes, he still drives), he gets antsy ramblin’ around in his big house where he raised his family. The house was bought by his father for him and is right next door to his childhood home. This may make you think that Art has stayed in northeast Iowa all his life, but that isn’t true at all. Arthur Francis Huber was born to Joseph and Ida (Chizek) Huber on April 6, 1915, completing their family as he joined his older brother Virgil. To help put the time in context, exactly a month later, May 6, Babe Ruth hit his first career home run off of Jack Warhop. Two years later the United States formally declared war against Germany and entered the conflict in Europe. It was a dangerous time to be living anywhere in the world. The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than World War I at somewhere between 20 to 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history according to the Stanford Education website. Yet young Art and his brother Virgil managed to thrive. Art has always loved sports, something he shared with his father. He loved to play baseball and golf, and already at a young age was good at it. He won his first golf tournament at Oneota Golf Course in Decorah when he was only 17, playing against adults in a handicap match play. He would go on to win several more tournaments during his lifetime. He met Babe Ruth, shook his hand and has an autographed baseball he keeps in a bank vault. Art’s father drove Virgil and Art to see the legendary Bobby Jones capture the first of his four majors in the year of 1930 when the U.S. Open was held in Minnesota. He traveled to Pebble Beach to see Tiger Woods win in California. Art was one of eight that gradu-

This current photo of Art is with his baseball autographed by Babe Ruth. (Photo by Joyce Meyer)

Art Huber, at the age of 95, (2010) with Matt Haupert of the KWWL sport’s team. Huber and Haupert played a round of golf together and tied on the hardest hole on the course. (Photo by Joyce Meyer) ated from Fort Atkinson Public School in 1932. Even in the Great Depression his father insisted Art was to go to college. There was no other college but Notre Dame in Indiana for Art, whose hero was Knute Rockne-legendary football coach of Notre Dame. In Art’s high school senior year, Knute died in an airplane crash and poor young Art took the news like it was a death in the family. Even though Knute was gone, with a heavy heart Art hopped on the train that took him to college at South Bend. Art, wanting to follow in Knute’s footsteps, joined the football team. It wasn’t long before an injury kept Art from playing, but not from the football field. Every Saturday he was part of the marching band. He also played for the Fighting Irish baseball team. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1936 with honors and an accounting degree. “I married the competition,” laughs Art with that special twinkle in his eye. Art explained that back then there were three general stores in Fort Atkinson at one time. Vivian Moser’s father ran one, while his father ran another. “She kept me waiting and it was hard to be so far away from her,” says Art. Vivian worked as a country school teacher to pay off her college here, while Art worked at General Motors in the accounting department. The high school sweethearts-who share the same birthday-were married August 12, 1940. The love of his life died in 1984 from ovarian cancer, at the young age of 67. Art has kept a diary since his college years, just like his mother did. He recalls looking back at the journal entries when they were first married living in Norwood: “Found out wife is pregnant, thinking November 20 the baby may arrive” and when he checked back at the journal, Art had predicted correctly as their first bundle of joy was baby boy Joe arriving into this world on November 20, the first of five. Joe followed

his father’s footsteps and went to Notre Dame before entering law school at Stanford and now is a judge in San Jose, California. Art made sure all five of their children, Joe, Cathy, Tom, Don and Bill went to college. After the war Art’s father was ready to retire. He was thinking of selling the store. Virgil and Art decided to come back home and take over the store. Years later Virgil retired and Art brought in his son Don. Don continues the Huber Store legacy as the fourth generation to own and has managed the store since 1976. Art has continued to golf. At age 93 he was still shooting an awesome 39 (par is 36), something many never accomplished even in their younger days. At age 95, Art took on Matt Haupert of the KWWL sports team on the toughest hole at South Winneshiek Golf and Country Club-hole five. The shot was aired on a sports segment on the news, as Art putted in at 30 feet away for par and the two tied the hole. Of all the legendary people Art has met over his lifetime, he is grateful to have come back to Fort Atkinson to be with the greatest people around-his community. And the community feels the same about Art as long lines wait to wish Art a happy birthday each year. This little corner of northeast Iowa has much to thank Art for from continuing the quality family store, buying land to start the local country club, watching over the historical family church and organizing social music nights in town. Art has become a legend in his own right, as he touches all who know him. If you would like to wish Art happy birthday in person, stop by Huber’s Store in Fort Atkinson on Saturday afternoon. If you would like to send Art a birthday card, his address is: P.O. Box 8, Fort Atkinson, IA 52144.

The South Winneshiek K-Prep class has been studying and learning all about construction for the past couple months. We have been talking about architects, blueprints, construction workers and all the construction vehicles the workers use. Students have enjoyed playing with excavators, dump trucks, cement trucks, loaders, bulldozers, cranes and rollers at center time. They have put on their construction hats, safety belts and gotten out their tools to construct many different buildings from various blocks. First they draw out their blueprints then they construct their buildings. This past week the K-Prep students were able to visit Wiltgen Construction in Calmar. Students were able to see all the construction workers. They showed us the different vehicles, talked to us about safety and helped the students sift rocks! The students’ favorite part was getting to sit in the vehicles and honk the horns! Thank you Wiltgen Construction!

Brendon Riehle tries out the safety hat and goggles. (Submitted Photo)

South Winn K-Prep Class, front row (l-r): Diego Garcia, Zachary Phillips, Brady Blong, Aubree Gesing, Chloe Wiltgen, Steven Andera and Hailey Hageman. Back row: Cynthia Luzum, Brendon Riehle, Damian BotelloLara, Johannah Halvorson, Kesley Brandt, Parker Scholbrock, Landon Humpal, Theresa Hanson and Shelby Frana. (Submitted Photo) Left: Chris Wiltgen talks to the students about the machinery. (Submitted Photo)

Right: Landon Humpal and Damian Botello-Lara sit in the fork lift and pretend to drive the machine. (Submitted Photo)


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Upcoming Events April Happy Feet Clinic available The Winneshiek County Public Health has announced its Happy Feet Clinic schedule for April 2014. The clinic is by appointment only. The following dates and times are currently available: Tuesday, April 1: 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 3: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 15: 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 17: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29: 1-3 p.m. For more information or to schedule your appointment call the clinic at 563382-4662 or visit their website at www. winneshiekhealth.org. The clinic is located at 305 Montgomery, Suite 3, Decorah.

Upcoming Blood Drive Make a difference in your community and give a life-saving gift to someone in need by giving blood at an upcoming blood drive. Calmar/Spillville Communities Blood Drive, Friday, April 11, 2014 from 1:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m. at Calmar Lutheran Church, 200 N. East St. Approximately 150,000 units of blood are needed annually in order to meet the needs of hospital patients in our communities. In order to meet these needs and help a child or adult in their critical time of need, volunteer blood donors are needed on a weekly basis to make life-saving donations. While the demand for blood generally remains the same from week to week, the number of blood donors can vary significantly during various times of the year. LifeServe blood donors are encouraged to make blood donations as frequently as possible to guarantee blood is available to hospital patients when it is needed. Sign up to save a life today! For more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800.287.4903.

Gardening Workshop The Waucoma Public Library is sponsoring a gardening workshop, Saturday, April 5, 9 to 10 a.m. at the Waucoma Community Center for children and adults. The presenter will be Bob Hauer, ISU Consumer Horticulturist Program Assistant. Learn how to grow your vegetable and flower plants from seeds. Everyone will take home a container of planted seeds. All are welcome to participate in a free plant swap following the presentation.

ʻElderly Yearsʼ health care informational meeting Elderly Years informational meetings are for individuals, family members, caregivers and anyone else interested in gaining information regarding health care in elder years. All are welcome to attend-invite your family members and friends too. Free information, printed materials, coffee and treats will be available at the meeting. Programming is planned and presented by Luther College Nursing Students and other speakers. There is no charge for these meetings. The meeting will take place at the Springfield Lutheran Church, 1969 Middle Calmar Road, Decorah. • Tuesday, April 1, 2014 9 a.m.—Legal issues • Tuesday, April 8, 2014 9 a.m.—Funeral planning • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9 a.m.—Advanced Directives For further information, please call 563-534-3079 or 563-419-1232.

turkey valley Thursday, Apr. 3 4:30 p.m.: G/B Varsity Track @ Sumner-Fredericksburg HS Friday, Apr. 4 Chicago Trip Saturday, Apr. 5 Chicago Trip Sunday, Apr. 6 Chicago Trip Tuesday, Apr. 8 4:30 p.m.: G Varsity Track @ Postville HS

DACC to Host Customer Service Workshop The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting nationally recognized speaker, Bill Drury in Decorah on Wednesday, April 16 for a half-day workshop on customer service. The workshop “A Passion for Service” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Oaks Steakhouse. Drury is a member of National Speakers Association and also served at the Zig Ziglar Corporation as a National Training Consultant. During his workshop, he will present proven strategies and techniques to help everyone in business win lifetime loyal customers. This workshop is perfect for frontline employees, customer service representatives, sales and anyone in the company who comes in contact with customers. This event is a great business resource and is open to the public. Group discounts and early bird pricing available. For more information and to register, visit the calendar and events pages at DACC’s website, http://decorahareachamber.com/ calendar/ or contact the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce at 563-382-3990. The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce is a professional organization providing resources and programs to promote its member business interests and enhance the business environment of the Decorah area. The work of the DACC is supported by more than 400 members throughout the region. DACC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. SNOWMOBILE from page 2

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dous snowfall and landowner partnerships.” “The breakfast fundraiser is the perfect time to say thank you to the people who so kindly open up their amazing properties for snowmobilers to enjoy,” said Bud. “We relish scenery that the average person doesn’t even realize exists among northeast Iowa farmland.” This season Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club spent countless volunteer hours maintaining trails, constructing hundreds of new safety and directional signs, writing grants and hosting events and fundraisers to offset club expenses as well as give back to the community. In 2014, Trails Unlimited donations totaled more than $800 to Iowa State Snowmobile Association’s scholarship fund, Spina Biffida Association, and ALS Association. For more information about Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club or to become a member, find them on Facebook, visit www.trailsunlimited.net or contact Bud Winter at 319-231-3337.

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The Winneshiek County Historial Society will hold their annual meeting in Ossian, on Saturday, April 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with the meeting at 11 a.m. and lunch at 12 p.m. The Catholic Daughters will provide the lunch and a program and tour of the building will follow. Cost of the meal is $12.00 at the door. The K.C. Hall is located in the former Ossian Opera House. The public is invited. Please call (563) 382-8559 for reservations by Friday, April 4.

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Thursday, Apr. 3 4 p.m.: G/B Varsity Golf @ Silver Springs Country Club Saturday, Apr. 5 Solo/Ensemble Festival Monday, Apr. 7 4 p.m.: G/B Varsity Golf @ SWCC 4:30 p.m.: B Varsity Track @ Decorah 7 p.m.: School Board Meeting Tuesday, Apr. 8 4:30 p.m.: G Varsity Track @ Jesup 7 p.m.: K-2 Spring Choir Concert

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THE BOTTOM LINE

This week, I wanted to remind people about the legislative process. There seems to be plenty of talk about bills that pass one chamber of the legislature. Keep in mind, unless legislation passes the Senate, House and is signed by the Governor, it does not become law. Wednesday I was able to attend the signing of HF 2427 known as the corn check-off bill. Several years ago, the one cent cap was reached with passage of the last referendum. HF 2427 raises the one cent cap to two cents for the next five years and then allows one more cent after that, for a total cap in the future of three cents per bushel. It is important to remember these are only maximum amounts and the check-off rate is still one cent per bushel. A raise still requires a referendum of the producers and a full refund is still an option. This bill gives flexibility to the Corn Promotion Board for future needs while maintaining a refund option for the producer. The Starmont Government Class was at the Capitol on Thursday. We were in debate on the floor during our scheduled time together, but Senator Schoenjahn & I were able to catch up with them as they were about to leave. We need to continue to encourage our young people to educate themselves about the political process. It is the responsibility of our citizens to educate themselves on the issues, the candidates and then cast their vote if our process is to continue to work. You can contact me via email at Michael.Breitbach@legis.iowa. gov or on Facebook at the State Senator Michael Breitbach page.

Neighbor to Neighbor By Sharon Busch April is National Humor Month and lawn and garden month. Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup From Pinterest 2 whole large cloves of garlic, minced 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 (10¾ oz) cans of condensed tomato soup ¼ c. sun dried tomatoes, chopped or 2 tbsp. of sun dried tomato paste 2 c. half-and-half 2 c. chicken stock 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 1 (9 oz) pkg. cheese filled Tortellini ½ c. shredded parmesan cheese, for garnish Sauté garlic with the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat until the garlic is golden brown. Be sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t get too brown or burnt. When the garlic is done, add tomato soup, tomatoes, half and half, chicken stock and spices. Bring to a simmer and then drop the tortellini into the soup. Cook according to the package directions. After the tortellini is cooked, ladle soup into bowls and top with parmesan cheese. No Bake Golden Oreo Lemon Dessert From crazyforcrust.com 36 Golden Oreos, divided 3 tbsp. butter, very soft 1 box (3.4 ounces) cheesecake pudding—lemon, coconut or

vanilla 1 c. milk 4 c. whipped topping, regular or fat-free 1 c. lemon curd Place 20 cookies in a gallon sized sandwich bag. Seal the bag except for one corner so air can escape and roll with a rolling pin to coarsely crush the cookies. Place cookies and butter in a large bowl. Mix with a spoon (or your hands) until the butter has been worked through. Place in the bottom of a 9x9” pan. Note: this is not a crust in the traditional sense. It’s loose and not compacted. Wipe out your bowl and add pudding mix and milk. Whisk until smooth and let sit for 2 minutes. Fold in a heaping 1 cup (about 1 1/2 cups) of whipped topping. Carefully spread over cookies in pan. Crush remaining cookies in a new gallon sized sandwich bag. Sprinkle half over pudding. Reserve the rest for the topping. Mix lemon curd gently with 1 even cup of whipped topping. Spread over pudding. Spread remaining whipped topping over the curd mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cookies. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving. Carrot Cake and Cheesecake Pudding From the Country Cook 1 box carrot cake mix 2 (3.4 oz.) pkg. instant cheesecake pudding 4 c. milk 1 (8 oz.) tub whipped topping, thawed 3-4 cinnamon graham crackers, crushed (for topping)

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Bake the cake following cake mix directions. Poke holes in the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon. Mix the pudding and milk together and pour over the cake. Refrigerate till set. Cover the cake with whipped topping and the crushed graham crackers. Keep refrigerated. Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries 1 (6 oz.) container of fresh blueberries 1 (6 oz.) container of nonfat blueberry Greek yogurt Start by washing your blueberries and lining a small baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Using a toothpick, dip each blueberry into the Greek yogurt and swirl until the blueberry is nicely coated with yogurt. Place on baking sheet. Continue this until all blueberries are coated. Place baking sheet into freezer, and let freeze for at least an hour. After about an hour, your Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries can be placed in a Ziploc baggie and stored in the freezer. Take out what you need for snack time and enjoy! Til next time...a little humor from cool funny quotes: I consider myself a crayon, I might not be your favorite color but one day you’ll need me to complete your picture. I’m in desperate need of a 6 month vacation... twice a year. How do you know a man is thinking about his future? He buys two cases of beer instead of one. Sometimes you succeed, and other times you learn.

Roger Thomas State Representative District 55 Representing Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek Counties

This week in the House, we approved a bill to help Iowans start saving early for their first home. Owning a home is a dream for many who work hard and try to save up for a down payment. As a resident of Iowa, a first time homebuyer will be able to set up a special savings account at their local bank or credit union. While there is no limitation on the amount of contributions yearly, the first three thousand (or six thousand for joint filers) can be deducted from their yearly state income taxes. Deposits can be made for ten years following the opening of the account. It’s a way we can make things a bit easier for the middle class and help families achieve home ownership. Workforce Housing Assistance Communities struggling with housing for their workforce received a boost under legislation passed by this week. The bill expands the states existing workforce housing program from economically distressed areas to all areas that show a need statewide. Currently, Workforce Housing Credits are only available on projects on Enterprise Zones in designated economically distressed counties. The demand for workforce housing is often located in communities that are experiencing growth, not in economically distressed areas. As a result, the bill eliminates the Enterprise Zone designation, allowing the credits to go where they are most needed. The new program is available statewide if the projects meet one of the following criteria: repair of dilapidated housing, on a brownfield or grayfield site, is an upper story project, or new construction in a community with a workforce housing need. For more information on these issues or if you have other legislative concerns, contact me at roger.thomas@legis.iowa.gov or 515-281-3221.


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North Iowa History DVDʼs Two North Iowa History DVD’s, narrated by Audrey McKinley, curator of the St. Ansgar Heritage Museum of St. Ansgar, are now available. The 1st DVD is the Audrey McKinley Tours DVD which includes: 1) Tour of St. Ansgar Heritage Museum, 2) Tour of Historic Ft. Severson. Ft. Severson (formerly Ft. Deer Creek) is the last Fort still standing in North Iowa built to protect the early settlers from a possible Indian attack after the Spirit Lake and Mankato uprisings. It later became a stagecoach stop, 3) The History of St. Ansgar, 4) Tour of First Lutheran Church. First Lutheran Church of St. Ansgar is the oldest continuously operated Norwegian Lutheran Church west of the Mississippi River, 5) Tour the Lost City of Newburg. Newburg was larger than St. Ansgar until the railroad

decided to put down tracks in St. Ansgar, 6) McKinley Family Soldiers includes a Revolutionary War Veteran, 4 brothers who fought in the Civil War (one was a prisoner-of-war, was wounded 7 times and became the 1st Sheriff of Mitchell County), a WWI Vet, 3 WWII Vets (one was a Navy “Ace”), and several more. The 2nd DVD is, “St. Ansgar….Then and Now”. Through historic photos and drawings, Audrey McKinley describes who operated each St. Ansgar business establishment from 1853-1993. These DVD’s are available at the St. Ansgar Heritage Association Museum, 126 West 4th St., St. Ansgar, IA 50472, phone: (641) 713-2776 or from SSG(R) Phil Fleischer, Box 253, St. Ansgar, IA 50472, phone: (641) 736-2346. All proceeds go to the museum.

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Several new items have been added this past winter to the Fort Atkinson City Museum for the public to view. Viewing hours are in conjunction with the Fort Public Library hours or by private showing by contacting board members Marie Riha @ 534-7141; Al Becker @ 534-7502; Myles Kupka @ 534-7397 or Mary Moser @ 5347449. The City Museum is a nonprofit organization and is free of charge to view.

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Jacob Vsetecka (l),Tyler Sawyer (c) and Levi Klimesh (r) explore a WWII tank replica. (Submitted Photo)

Turkey Valley U.S. History class toured Iowa Veteransʼ Museum Submitted Article On Wednesday, March 26, the U.S. History class toured the Iowa Veterans’ Museum in Waterloo. Twenty-eight juniors made the trip. Guided tours and speeches were given by museum staff member Bob Neymeyer in four separate parts of the facility. Specific tours included Iowans in the Civil War, World War I, the Sullivan Brothers/World War II, and the history of Waterloo/Engine of the Heartland. Each topic had interactive displays where students were able to connect with parts of the nation’s history that Iowans would have experienced. Tour information also described and displayed artifacts and replicas from the Civil War to the present. Students were able to relate tour information to the material covered in class or that will be covered in class. This was a valuable experience for the students to be able to make their learning of the nation’s history more personal and

Taylor Novotny breaks the can stacking record simulating the women of WWII working in factories while Ashley Kurash watches from behind. (Submitted Photo) more relevant to them as Iowans. The class would like to thank the Turkey Valley Education Foundation for making this opportunity possible and for funding the meal at Doey Joey’s. It was a very good day all around.

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Mr. Kruckman’s U.S. History class enjoyed checking out the Iowa Veterans’ Museum in Waterloo. (Submitted Photo)

Join us for an evening with award-winning author Brian Freeman and his new book The Cold Nowhere on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 pm. The Cold Nowhere, the eighth psychological suspense novel by international bestselling author Brian Freeman, brings the long-awaited return of Lieutenant Jonathan Stride to the bitter cold of Duluth, Minnesota. Struggling to protect a young girl and on a collision course with another detective, Stride must find out why this young girl has been targeted for death - and why a decade-old crime is coming back to life. Insightful and compelling, fans of Michael Connelly, John Sandford, and William Kent Krueger are sure to love The Cold Nowhere. Critics are raving about Freeman’s latest book. A finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and a Midwest Connection pick, The Cold Nowhere has been called “masterfully plotted” (Publishers Weekly) and “a complex and layered story of past and present” (Suspense Magazine). Brian’s debut thriller, Immoral, won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar®, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel. Immoral was chosen as International Book of the Month by book clubs around the world, a distinction shared by bestselling authors such as Harlan Coben and Karin Slaughter. Freeman’s books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages. Brian Freeman was born in Chicago in 1963 and lived in the Bay Area of California for several years before going to Carleton College and settling in Minnesota with his wife, Marcia. Prior to breaking through in the writing world, he was a respected communication strategist and business writer in the Twin Cities and served as director of marketing and public relations for an international law firm. Don’t miss this chance to meet Brian Freeman and hear from a master storyteller on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books. This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water Street, Decorah and is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks. com, or contact us at events@ dragonflybooks.com or 563-3824275.


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Turkey Valley Junior High Basketball Teams CALMAR COURIER

TVCSD audit report available

7th Grade Boys Front row l-r: Dalton Rush, Cody Wurzer, Carter Reicks, Jakob Blockhus and James Schmitt; Back row l-r: Salvador Uribe, Billy Swestka, Jason Herold and Simon Schmitt (Submitted Photo)

7th Grade Girls Front row l-r: Shayla Kuennen, Kimberly Fischer and Emma BartonO’Donnell; Back row l-r: Karissa Schmidt, Kaylie Klimesh and Kelsey Kurtenbach (Submitted Photo)

8th Grade Boys Front row l-r: Dalton Engelhardt, Cole Carolan, Levi Izer, Cale Reicks, Jordon Snyder,Will Einwalter and Zachary Gillen; Back row l-r: Kyle Langreck, Lucas Anderson, Braeden Baumler, Josh Vsetecka, Bradley Kriener, Blake Hackman, Evan Drilling and Coach Justin Bakula (Submitted Photo)

8th Grade Girls Front row l-r: Ashton Kout and Kassidy Reicks; Middle row l-r: Nicole Panos and Kaci Rausch; Back row l-r: Emily Busta, Elli Winter, Alicia Klimesh, Lydia Schuchhardt and Jenna Schmitt (Submitted Photo)

Keith Oltrogge, CPA, today released an audit report on the Turkey Valley Community School District of Jackson Junction, IA for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. The District’s revenues totaled $6,201,109 for the year ended June 30, 2013, a 5.5 percent decrease from the prior year. Revenues included $2,839,792 in local tax, charges for service of $861,781, operating grants, contributions and restricted interest of $872,730, unrestricted interest of $13,387 and other general revenues of $1,613,419. Expenses for District operations totaled $5,698,771, a 0.4 percent increase from the prior year. Expenses included $3,642,853 for instruction, $1,623,150 for support services, and $236,262 for non-instruction program. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the District Secretary’s Office, in the Office of Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State’s website at: http://auditor.iowa.gov/ reports/index.html.

Schweinefus named to the 2014 Academic All State Basketball Team The Board of Directors of the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association is pleased to announce their annual All State Team. The Association represents over 3300 members in nearly 94% of the High Schools in Iowa. To be nominated for selections, a player must have at least a 25 ACT composite, rank in the top 25% of their senior class, and have a GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. Nominations come from member head coaches. The 2014 Academic All State Team sports the following statistics: 12 of the 26 are number 1 in their high school class, their average ACT

composite is a 28.8, their average grade point is 3.96. They also average 14.8 points per game.

South Winn senior Trevor Schweinefus was selected for this prestigious team this season. Trevor led the Warriors all season finishing his final season at South Winn with 2013-2014 stats of: 455 points (21.7 PPG), 170-339 in field goals, 17-70 in three-point shots, 98-130 at the free throw line, with 33 assists, 59 steals, 12 blocks, 54 offensive rebounds and 39 defensive rebounds. He is also one of the top two golfers for South Winn and is on the mound for many baseball games. Trevor is the son of Shanna and Doug Schweinefus. The full list of names on the

2014 Academic All State Team includes: Connor Arrasmith, Grandview Park Baptist, Eric Austin, Dowling Catholic, Seth Bonifas, Dubuque Senior, Ben Clark, Roland-Story, Nathan Clayberg, Pella, Riley Francis, Boyden-Hull, Byron Fritch, Dike-New Hartford, Kyle Haber, Dubuque Senior, Jacob Hay, North Cedar, Ben Henderson, Hudson, Parker Hesse, Waukon, Austin Konsor, Underwood, Ian Miller, Tri-Center, Mike Mims, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Matt Moran, Davenport Central, Caleb Mueller, Nodaway Valley, Cole Neary, Carroll Kuemper, Jace

Neubaum, South Central Calhoun, Tyrel Peters, Griswold, Bret Puhrmann, South O’Brien, Nolan Sagan, Vinton-Shellsburg, Trevor Schweinefus, South Winneshiek, Logan Seiser, Northeast Hamilton, Brandon Snyder, West Lyon, Jake Starnes, Underwood, Andrew Thompson, Benton, Sean Westendorf, Waverly-Shell Rock, Thomas Wisecup, Se Sergeant BluffLuton, Nate Woeste, Benton, Grant Wright, Norwalk.


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Lady Trojans show promise in their first meet of the season By Leah Kruse The annual Indoor UIC Track Meet at Luther College was held last Tuesday, March 25. This was the first competition of the season for the Lady Trojans and they competed well. “Being our first meet of the year, it is always nice to get our first marks and times for the year. I was really pleased with some of those times and distances,” said Coach Brian Schmitt. With just one team in the UIC not competing, Turkey Valley raced against South Winn, Sumner-Fredericksburg, West Central, Starmont, Edgewood-Colesburg, Central, North Fayette Valley, Clayton Ridge, Kee and Postville with no team scores kept. The Lady Trojans had three first-place finishes; seven top three finishes and double placed in two events. Overall, TV placed in 11 different events. Schmitt added, “I am happy where we are at from a training standpoint, as we have yet to get outside and on the track due to the weather.” “We have our starting marks for the season and now just need to improve on them as the year progresses in order to achieve some of our team and individual goals,” Schmitt finished.

Results for the meet included: Shot Put: C. Reicks, 2nd, 32’ 1.5” Long Jump: J. Blazek, 4th, 14’ 7.75” 55m: J. Blazek, 1st, 7.61 200m: J. Blazek, 2nd, 28.25; S. Nymeyer, 4th, 29.30 800m: S. Nymeyer, 3rd, 2:40.54 1500m: S. Reicks, 1st, 5:35.44; S. Martin, 2nd, 5:40.67 55m Hurdles: K, Schaufenbuel 6th, 10.30 4x200: S. Busta, M. Njus, S. Stahley, K. Huinker, 6th, 2:06.71 4x400: S. Stahley, J. Blazek, S. Busta, K. Huinker, 4th, 4:49 4x800: S. Martin, K. Huinker, S. Reicks, S. Nymeyer, 1st, 10:27.96 D. Medley: M. Njus, S. Stahley, M. Kuennen, B. Herold, 6th, 5:56.21

Left: TV’s Sadie Nymeyer (f) takes the baton from Shelby Reicks to run her anchor leg of the girls 4x800 relay at the UIC Indoor meet. Right: TV’s Steven Landa sails over the high jump bar during the UIC Indoor meet held last Tuesday. (Photos by Leah Kruse)

South Winn track teams compete at indoor UIC meet By Leah Kruse The annual UIC Indoor meet was held last Tuesday at Luther College with 11 of the 12 teams competing. South Winn had a good outing showing their skills and what needed to be worked on. “We were very pleased by the effort given,” stated boys Coach Scott Conway. “We had a number o0f outstanding performances for this early in the year. It’s nice to see times, distances and heights in March that we would expect at Districts.” “This group has the potential to do some big things this year. Over the course of the next several weeks, we need to figure out what kind of team we are going to be and that will largely determine our overall success,” Conway finished. “A big thank you to all those who helped out at the meet and to Luther College for allowing us to use their facility to host this meet. The name of the game is to give kids experience and allow them to compete. With spring weather in Iowa, you never know when you first outdoor meets will be or what kind of weather you will get this indoor meet gives us a chance to see what some of our kids can do,” said Conway. “Thanks to all the conference coaches. It is a group effort to pull it off and every year all the school pitch in to make it a productive and pleasant experience,” Conway finished.

G High Jump: A. Phillips, 1st, 5’ 1” B High Jump: J. Rommes, 1st, 6’; C. Brincks, 2nd, 6’ G Long Jump: L. Warth, T4th, 14’ 7.75”; A. Phillips, 6th, 13’ 11.5” B Long Jump: B. Meyer, 2nd, 19’ 3” G Shot Put: B. Shindelar, 1st, 35’ 10”; C. Humpal, 4th, 32’ 0.75” B Shot Put: C. Lensing, 6th, 42’ 8.75” G 55m: B. Shindelar, 4th, 7:85 B 55m: J. Schroeder, J. Rommes, T1st, 6.73 G 200m: B. Hertges, 6th, 30.04 B 200m: M. Herold, 2nd, 25.48 G 400m: K. DeVilbiss, 2nd, 1:06.59 B 400m: B. Meyer, 1st, 54.24 B 800m: D. Franzen, 1st, 2:04.55 G 1600m: J. Lechtenberg, 3rd, 5:40.72 B 1600m: D. Franzen, 1st, 4:46.1; N. Meyer, 3rd, 5:01.33 G 3000m: K. Kuboushek, 6th, 13:08.62; R. Ott, 8th, 14:32.4 B 3200m: C. Fisher, 4th, 11:31.7 G 55m Hurdles: L. Warth, 1st, 9.08; A. Brincks, 12th, 10.75 B 55m Hurdles: C. Brincks, 1st, 8.35 B 4x200: 3rd, 1:40.53 G 4x800: A, 3rd, 10:50.06; B, 6th, 12:37.9 B 4x800: 3rd, 9:17.8 B 1600 Relay: 6th, 4:27.75 Some of the results are missing from the meet, the copy that was sent was hard to read in some areas. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Lady Warriors will rely on six strong returning athletes to lead the way

TV's Kayla Schaufenbuel clears a hurdle in the 55m hurdles at last Tuesday's meet. (Photo by Leah Kruse)

By Leah Kruse The 2014 track season has begun and the indoor schedule has been completed and the Lady Warrior harriers are showing a lot of promise for this season on the oval. “We bring back a core group of seniors and juniors that will need to step into leadership roles and fill key positions,” said returning veteran Head Coach Kevin Kearney. “Courtney Humpal, Brittany Shindelar, Abby Phillips, Kennidee DeVilbiss, Jessica Lechtenberg and Lexie Warth have competed at a very high level for us over the past couple years and will definitely form the nucleus of our team. They are competitive, talented and they work hard to achieve their goals.” “We should be very solid in

the field events,” Kearney said. “Courtney and Brittany will be strong in the shot and will hopefully improve on their discus as well.” “Abby has been one of the better jumpers in the area for the past three seasons and should continue to compete well for us. Lexie will add to our depth in the long jump and also is a returning qualifier in the 100 Hurdles,” continued Kearney. “Kennidee will hold down the middle distance for us, as well as the 400m hurdles. Jessica is a returning qualifier in the 3000 and will lead our deepest group, which is our distance runners,” complimented Kearney. In addition to these six ladies, other returning letter winners include seniors: Alexis Patterson and Sarah Meyer; juniors Becca

Franzen, Kelly Kuboushek, Mon- and they need to gain confidence ica Schwartzhoff and Brittany in their ability,” noted Kearney. Shindelar and sophomores Rae- “I think we will see that over the Ann Klimesh, Riley Ott, Savanna course of the season.” Nesvik and Becca Hertges. The Lady Warriors have three Filling in the rest of the ros- or four key injuries that happened ter are Amber in the off-season Brincks, Josie Krito key varsity team ener, Kendal Kumembers, which boushek, Christina will affect the Nesvik, Ashley depth of certain arBudde, Maddie eas of the team. Monroe, Morgan “It is likely Martin, Lee Balik, we will be withJenna Elsbernd, out most of these – Kevin Kearney, Head Coach Sabrina Marken, individuals for Tiana Bullerman, the entire season. Abby Hageman and Kendra Fo- They leave some big holes in persaaen. formance and leadership that we “Our underclassmen have need some people to step into. It some promise. There is some abil- is crucial that we have some kids ity there, but at this point, they step up and fill in for these girls,” still need to work hard to improve Kearney finished.

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South Winn Harriers host annual indoor invite Warriors “We had some outstanding performances,” noted Coach Conway. “A number of athletes had season and lifetime bests, which coming off of Tuesday’s meet is pretty impressive.” With four first-place finishes including the 800m run by Nathan Meyer, the 4x400 relay, the 1600 Sprint Medley and the High Jump by Chris Brincks, the Warriors showed a lot of strength against the athletes from five other schools. The boys also had 10 other top three finishes including the 55m dash by Jared Schroeder, the 800m by Garrett Bohach, the 55m hurdles by Chris Brincks, the 4x200, 4x400, 4x800, 1600 Sprint Medley and the Shuttle hurdle relays, the Long Jump by Ben Meyer and the Shot Put by Carson Lensing. “We have been pleasantly surprised by our younger guys. They are shaping up to add some key depth for us at the end of the year,” Conway added. The 1600 Sprint Medley meet record was held by South Winn set in 2010 by Alex Schmitt, Ethan Adams, Jayden DeVilbiss and Brett Losen with a time of 3:51.36. After the event was completed on Saturday, the meet record is still held by South Winn, but four new runners set the record at 3:48.81, a difference of 2.55 seconds. “Our older guys stepped up and turned in some outstanding performances especially in the 4x400. We had two different relay teams run a top five time indoors since 2002,” ended Conway.

By Leah Kruse Athletes from six boys teams and nine girls teams competed at Luther College last Saturday at the South Winn Invite held every year. Lady Warriors “This was a great way to close out our indoor season,” stated Coach Kearney. “We had three strong meets and each one was better than the one before it.” “We have this next week off, but will then start the outdoor part of our season. I think we saw some real potential indoors, but we will need to improve on that as we move into the next part of the season,” noted Kearney. The Lady Warriors fared well against eight other teams putting up a first place finish over the high jump bar by Abby Phillips, setting a new meet record. “Our high jumpers had a great day with all four girls making significant improvement and Abby winning the event with her best ever indoor jump, 5-2,” Kearney complimented. The Ladies also had six other top three placements in the 400m dash by Kennidee DeVilbiss, the 3000m run by Josie Kriener, the 55m hurdles by Lexie Warth, the 4x800 and Shuttle Hurdle relays and in the Shot Put by Brittany Shindelar. Our 400/800 girls turned in some very competitive races and showed significant improvement as well,” finished Kearney. Girls Results (**Meet Record) High Jump: **A. Phillips, 1st, 5’2”; L. Warth, 8th, 4’8”, A. Brincks, 11th, 4’6”; M. Martin, 13th, 4’4” Long Jump: A. Phillips, 5th, 14’9”; L. Warth, 6th, 14’6”; A. Budde, 24th, 10’9” Shot Put: B. Shindelar, 2nd, 34’11”; C. Humpal, 4th, 31’7”; M. Monroe, 7th, 29’9”; B. Hertges, 29’6”; S. Nesvik, 9th, 29’ 1.5” 55m: K. DeVilbiss, 5th, 8.10; B. Shindelar, 6th, 8.12; K. Fosaaen, 15th, 8.63 200m: B. Shindelar, 5th, 29.35; Abby Hageman, 24th, 31.34; K. Fosaaen, 27th, 31.59 400m: K. DeVilbiss, 2nd, 1:04.83; B. Hertges, 9th, 1:08.71 1600m: K. Kuboushek, 13th, 6:20.61; J. Elsbernd, 21st, 7:07.60; L. Balik, 22nd, 7:07.83; R. Ott, 23rd, 7:08.35, S. Nesvik, 24th, 7:33.22 3000m: J. Kriener, 2nd, 12:20.15; R. Klimesh, 4th, 13:01.59; T. Bullerman, 5th, 13:02.58 55m Hurdles: L. Warth, 3rd, 9.45; A. Brincks, 8th, 11.05; M. Martin, 11th, 11.90 55m Shuttle Hurdle: A. Brincks, L. Warth, A. Phillips, M. Martin, 2nd, 38.08 4x200: S. Meyer, M. Martin, A. Budde, M. Boe, 8th, 2:10.79 4x400: K. DeVilbiss, A. Brincks, B. Hertges, A. Hageman, 4th, 4:36.29; A. Patterson, K. Kuboushek, J. Lechtenberg, R. Ott, 13th, 5:04.91; A. Budde, L. Balik, J. Elsbernd, M. Boe, 15th, 5:12.74 4x800: J. Kriener, R. Klimesh, T. Bullerman, A. Patterson, 3rd, 11:07.56

Above: SW’s Brittany Shindelar pushes the shot put out into the field at the UIC Indoor meet last Tuesday. (Photo by Leah Kruse)

SW’s Amber Brincks lands in the sand pit for one of her attempts at the long jump at last Tuesday's meet. (Photo by Leah Kruse)

Boys Results (**Meet Record) High Jump: C. Brincks, 1st, 6’ Long Jump: B. Meyer, 2nd, 19’ 2”; T. Jacobsen, 9th, 17’ 6.5”; A. Shatek, 10th, 17’ 6”; C. Lensing, 12th, 17’ 5.5”; M. Herold, 18th, 15’ 8””; J. Uribe, 21st, 13’ 4.5” Shot Put: C. Lensing, 2nd, 45’ 9.5”; C. Schmitt, 9th, 34’ 7.75”; A. Pearson, 22nd, 29” 9.50” 55m: J. Schroeder, 3rd, 6.94; A. Shatek, 5th, 7.05, T. Jacobsen, 10th, 7.26, M. Herold, 11th, 7.26, C. Schmitt, 17th, 7.45; A. Pearson, 43rd, 9.59 200m: T. Jacobsen, 6th, 25.24; C. Schmitt, 17th, 27.05 400m: K. Davis, 20th, 1:07.63; B. McDermott, 26th, 1:19.29 800m: N. Meyer, 1st, 2:06.17; G. Bohach, 2nd, 2:07.01 55m Hurdles: C. Brincks, 2nd, 8.45 Shuttle Hurdle: L. Uribe, B. Meyer, C. Brincks, M. Faldet, 3rd, 30.41 4x200: N. Ward, G. Bohach, D. Franzen, N. Meyer, 3rd, 1:41.06; M. Holthaus, A. Holthaus, B. Hageman, K. Davis, 9th, 1:51.48 4x400: C. Brincks, B. Meyer, M. Herold, D. Franzen, 1st, 3:38.79; G. Bohach, J. Schroeder, N. Ward, A. Shatek, 3rd, 3:43.13; M. Holthaus, N. Meyer, A. Holthaus, B. Hageman, 11th, 4:04.66; J. Uribe, J. Ling, C. Fisher, K. Davis, 15th, 4:33.04 4x800: M. Faldet, L. Uribe, J. Uribe, C. Fisher, 2nd, 10:02.87 1600 Sprint Medley: **Jared Schroeder, Treyton Jacobsen, Ben Meyer and Devin Franzen, 1st, 3:48.81; M. Holthaus, A. Holthaus, J. Uribe, M. Faldet, 3rd, 4:34.79

Below: TV’s Stephanie Martin (c) and SW’s Kennidee DeVilbiss stay in the top four runners in the opening leg of the 4x800 relay at the UIC Indoor meet. (Photo by Leah Kruse)

Above: SW’s Luis Uribe (l), Mitchell Herold (c) and TV’s Tristan Mohlis all take off at the start of the boys 4x800 relay at last Tuesday’s meet. (Photo by Leah Kruse)


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calmar courier GREEN’S from front page “The whole event is a family affair,” says Karen Green. “Our children have taken over the meal for us.” Sixth generation granddaughter of the Green’s Dani Stock of Waukon was among the volunteers who guided the pony rides, while her Uncle Jody Meyer drove a team of horses and wagon through the timber for people to tour the woods. Other family members like Curt Hauser from Indianola who married Dale and Karen’s youngest daughter Wendy was busy grilling Spillville Locker sausages over an open fire for the breakfast, while Mark Stock and Jeni Green Melcher were busy flipping pancakes in the serving line to an almost unending line all day. This coming Sunday is the last day of the event, serving breakfast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come early, the lines are usually long for this popular rite of spring event which attracts not only locals, but has been known to bring in people from seven different states. If you would like more information or to place an order you can contact the Green’s at 563-567-8472. They do ship orders or you can stop in to pick up the maple syrup after it is made.

Jake Meyer, son-in-law of Dale Green, along with many others, waits in line with his horses to take people on rides through the timber during the event. (Photo by Joyce Meyer)

Right: Sixth generation Green family member, Dani Stock (l) gives a pony ride to Lauren Luzum (r) during the event. Below: David Ludeking pours maple syrup for customers from a tank in the sap house. (Photos by Joyce Meyer) Every 7 minutes wood needs to be added to the fire on the evaporater that makes maple syrup. Here, Jim Ludeking stokes the fire. (Photo by Joyce Meyer)

Mark Stock (l) flips pancakes while Harry & Barbara Davidson and Ann Glenn-White (r) wait in line for breakfast. (Photo by Joyce Meyer)


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Turkey Valley Elementary Wellness Day On Thursday, March 20th the Turkey Valley Elementary had the school to themselves, and they took advantage of it! The high school students traveled to the Cresco Fitness Center for a day of activity and the elementary hung colored streamers from the doorways to walk through on their color walk. At 10:30 a.m. the elementary gathered in the high school gym to show off their rainbow of colors, each grade level was assigned a different color for the day. The national anthem was played, and the students were off to walk around the school through the streamers and music filled hallways. There was lots of laughter and fun conversation across the grade levels as everyone exercised their way through the halls for 30 minutes. At the conclusion of the color walk three cheers were given for everyone’s efforts. Later in the day Dan Auel, Zach Sharpe and Brennen Jontz from the Iowa Storm Chasing Network visited the elementary explaining how they forecast weather, how they record the storms, the number of tornadoes they’ve witnessed, and gave an explanation of how they built “Dorothy”, their storm chasing vehicle. Students were able to view the Explorer that holds all their live streaming equipment. At the conclusion of the day Diane Shileny, head cook, served the students blueberry smoothies. It was a great day for everyone! Special thanks to the Turkey Valley Education Foundation for sponsoring the Iowa Storm Chasing Network presentation.

Winneshiek County Primary Election approaching June 3 This is a listing of candidates who have filed to run in the upcoming Primary Election in Winneshiek County. There is still time for withdraw or objection of the County candidates, and there is one of the State candidates that is involved in a legal case whether their name will be on the ballot or not. So, this list is not official at this time. In about a week, the candidate names will be certified and ballots will be ordered. Starting Thurs-

day, April 24th, absentee balloting will be available in the Winneshiek County Auditor's office during normal working hours (8-4, M-F). Voters are reminded that in Primary Elections they must choose a party affiliation, Republican or Democratic. Questions regarding elections can be directed to the County Auditor's office at auditor@ co.winneshiek.ia.us or 563-382-5085.

Iowa Secretary of State’s Office Winneshiek Party ....................................... For the Office of District ..........................Ballot Name Democratic .............................. U.S. Senator ................................................Bruce Braley Democratic .............................. U.S. Representative District 1 ....................Swati Dandekar Democratic .............................. U.S. Representative District 1 ....................Anesa Kajtazovic Democratic .............................. U.S. Representative District 1 ....................Pat Murphy Democratic .............................. U.S. Representative District 1 ...................Dave O’Brien Democratic .............................. U.S. Representative District 1 ....................Monica Vernon Democratic .............................. Governor.....................................................Jack Hatch Democratic .............................. Secretary of State ........................................Brad Anderson Democratic .............................. Auditor of State .......................................... Jonathan Neiderbach Democratic .............................. Treasurer of State........................................Michael L. Fitzgerald Democratic .............................. Secretary of Agriculture .............................Sherrie Taha Democratic .............................. Attorney General ........................................Tom Miller Democratic .............................. State Representative District 051 ...............Laura Hubka Democratic .............................. State Representative District 055 ...............Rick Edwards Republican .............................. U.S. Senator ................................................Sam Clovis Republican .............................. U.S. Senator ................................................Joni Ernst Republican .............................. U.S. Senator ................................................Mark Jacobs Republican .............................. U.S. Senator ................................................Scott Schaben Republican .............................. U.S. Senator ................................................Matt Whitaker Republican .............................. U.S. Representative District 1 ....................Rod Blum Republican .............................. U.S. Representative District 1 ....................Gail E. Boliver Republican .............................. U.S. Representative District 1 ....................Steve Rathje Republican .............................. Governor.....................................................Terry E. Branstad Republican .............................. Governor.....................................................Tom Hoefling Republican .............................. Secretary of State ........................................Paul D. Pate Republican .............................. Auditor of State .......................................... Mary Mosiman Republican .............................. Treasurer of State........................................NO CANDIDATE Republican .............................. Secretary of Agriculture .............................Bill Northey Republican .............................. Attorney General ........................................NO CANDIDATE Republican .............................. State Representative District 051 ...............Josh Byrnes Republican .............................. State Representative District 055 ...............Darrel Branhagen

List of County Candidates Office & Info .........................................Democrats ....................................Republicans County Board of Supervisors .................John Beard.....................................Dennis Karlsbroten District 1 Vote for no more than one County Board of Supervisors .................Barbara Massman..........................Floyd Ashbacher District 2 Vote for no more than one County Treasurer ....................................none ...............................................Wayne Walter Vote for no more than one County Recorder ....................................none ...............................................none Vote for no more than one County Attorney .....................................none ...............................................Andrew F. Van Der Maaten Vote for no more than one

Top: The entire elementary filed into the gym to show off their rainbow of colors. Each grade was assigned a different color to wear. Middle: Dan Auel, Zach Sharpe and Brennen Jontz (front row, black shirts) from the Iowa Storm Chasing Network taught the kids about their jobs. Bottom: The trio’s storm chasing vehicle with all of its gadgets. (Submitted Photos)


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board minutes & claims Winneshiek County Area Solid Waste Agency Minutes & Claims March 24, 2014

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Call to Order & Determination of Quorum: The Winneshiek County Area Solid Waste Agency meeting was called to order by Chairperson Dave Pahlas at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014 in the large courtroom at the Winneshiek County Courthouse. Voting members present were Don DiLaura, John Logsdon, Ron Ludeking, Leon Kipp, Mark Kuhn and Dennis Wilkins. A quorum was determined by the chairperson. Also present were Counsel Barrett Gipp, Winneshiek County Recycling manager Terry Buenzow, landfill assistant manager T.J. Schissel, and landfill manager Dave Hageman. Approval of Minutes & Agenda: Moved by Wilkins, seconded by Logsdon, to approve the meeting minutes of 2/10/14. All voting approved. Moved by Wilkins, seconded by Logsdon, to approve the agenda of 3/24/14 with no additional items. All voting approved. Introduction of Guests: None were present. Report from Secretary-Treasurer: 2/28/14 Checking Balance: $825,899.09 2/28/14 Checking Interest: $31.76 2/28/14 Certificates of Deposit (Operating): $1,350,000.00 2/28/14 Certificates of Deposit (Closure-Post Closure): $6,888,702.46 2/28/14 Total Investments: $8,238,702.46 Public Comment: None were present. Approve Claims Paid: Moved by Ludeking, seconded by Kuhn, to approve the February 2014 claims of $45,798.65 as paid. All voting approved. Committee Reports: Landfill Manager’s Report

1. On February 11 the sewer froze. 2. On February 12 Mracek Plumbing thawed the sewer and also found a cracked line. This will need to be repaired in the summer. 3. The sewer line froze again on February 28. Landfill staff thawed it out. 4. AECOM was at the landfill checking methane wells and introducing a new technician on March 14. 5. On March 17 Ziegler was at the landfill working on the CAT 963D. 6. Ziegler replaced the ECM on the CAT 963D on March 19. 7. On March 20 Meghan Scheidel and T.J. Schissel attended the landfill operator recertification course in Iowa City. 8. Two CDs were renewed on March 24, one operational and one Closure/Post-Closure, both for 36 months at 1.15% with a one-time interest rate increase option. 9. Total precipitation since February 10 was 22 inches of snow. Engineer’s Report Dave Hageman gave the report for Bob Bamsey 1. Discussed leachate testing criteria Other Business: Item 6.4-Board Resolution for Financial Assurance. Barrett Gipp presented the annual Closure/Post-Closure financial requirements. Moved by Kuhn, seconded by DiLaura to approve the financial assurance resolution as written. All voting approved. Establish Time & Date of Next Meeting: There will be no meeting in April The next regular meeting of the WCASWA will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014 in the large courtroom at the Winneshiek County Courthouse. Adjournment: Moved by DiLaura, seconded by Ludeking,

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Public Notice of Storm Water Discharge City of Decorah plans to submit a Notice of Intent to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to be covered under the NPDES General Permit 2, Storm water discharge associated with Industrial activity for construction activity. The storm water discharge will be from sanitary sewer construction, water main construction & street paving located in SE & SW 1/4 Sec 23; NW, SW & SE 1/4 Sec 25; & NE 1/4 Sec 26, All in T98N, R8W, Winneshiek County. Storm water will be discharged from 1 point source and will be discharged to the following streams: Unnamed ditches & waterways that flow into the Upper Iowa River. Comments may be submitted to the Storm Water Discharge Coordinator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0034. The public may review the Notice of Intent from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the above address after it has been received by the department.

The Board met as per adjournment with all members present. Lee Bjerke, county Engineer, met with the Board to discuss road matters. Moved by Kuhn and seconded by Karlsbroten to enter into contract with Bjerke for employment as the County Engineer. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Kuhn and seconded by Thompson to enter into agreement 2014-C-250 with the DOT for fillets along their Highway 9 rehabilitation project. Motion carried unanimously. Tom and Tara, Bushman Insurance, met with the Board to present information on the property insurance renewal. Doug Groux, county Sanitarian, met with the Board to present the wastewater disposal system certification regulations. Moved by Thompson and seconded by Karlsbroten to adopt resolution 14-51 implementing the certification regulations as proposed by the County Board of Health. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote. Moved by Thompson and seconded by Ashbacher to approve the minutes for the Monday, March 10, 2014 meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Karlsbroten and seconded by Kuhn to authorize Bjerke to bid $37,500 on the used mower tractor that Keokuk County has for sale. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Thompson and seconded by Ashbacher to authorize Bjerke to pay an additional $1300 to Bruenings for right-of-way acquisition associated with the Freeport Trail project. Motion

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to adjourn at 7:17 p.m. All voting approved. ATTEST Leon Kipp, Secretary Claims 2/1/2014-2/28/2014 Checking Balance as of 1/31/14 ...... $785,378.12 Monthly Deposits 2/14 ...................... $86,287.86 Iowa DNR, Tipping Fees................... $11,613.78 Winneshiek Co. Recycling, Glass ............ $36.72 Culligan Water, Office Supplies ............... $13.20 Century Link, Telephone .......................... $52.74 Randys Auto Parts, Shop Supplies ........... $74.08 City of Decorah, Leachate Processing ... $592.28 Reliable Dumpster Services, Leachate Hauling ............................................ $3,008.00 Hovden Oil, Fuel ................................. $4,923.08 Decorah Ace Hardware, Office Supplies.. $29.62 John Deere Financial, Shop Supplies ....... $79.13 Aramark, Office Supplies ....................... $168.36 Storey Kenworthy, Office Supplies ............ $3.37 Rite Price, Office Supplies ..................... $249.37 NEIT, Internet .......................................... $59.99 Winneshiek Co. Recycling, Grant ....... $5,666.66 Winneshiek Co. Auditor, Payroll....... $18,177.45 CAPCO Products, Shop Supplies .......... $128.00 US Cellular, Telephone ............................ $67.02 Waukon Feed Ranch, Utilities/ Propane ............................................... $480.31 REC, Utilities-Electricity ....................... $343.69 Winneshiek Co. Recycling, Glass ............ $31.80 Total .................................................. $45,798.65 Monthly interest earned 2/14 ................... $31.76 Checking Balance as of 2/28/14 ...... $825,899.09 Closure/Post Closure CD’s .......... $6,888,702.46 Operational CD’s ......................... $1,350,000.00 Total ............................................. $8,238,702.46 Published in the Calmar Courier on April 1, 2014.

carried unanimously. Moved by Karlsbroten and seconded by Thompson to enter into agreement with the University of Iowa for up to $5000 of travel expenses associated with the Sustainable Communities research project they will be conducting. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Karlsbroten and seconded by Ashbacher to approve the Class C with Sunday sales beer permit for Sattre Store. Motion carried unanimously. Community Rights Alliance representatives Steve Luse, Jonathan Ruf, Jim Tripp, Hannah McCargar, and Lara Martinsen-Burrell; met with the Board to give an update on their proposed Community Bill of Rights. They gave an update on their petition drive and discussed civil rights related to frac sand mining. Thompson gave a response on how he believed the proposed ordinance could contradict existing laws, the Constitution, and his oath of office; and therefore wouldn’t support it. The Board accepted the group’s stance to ban frac sand mining as another piece of information collected in their fact finding time provided by the moratorium, but will not take any actions until the fact finding is completed and the information is disseminated. Andy Van Der Maaten, county Attorney, met with the Board to discuss county issues. Moved by Thompson and seconded by Karlsbroten to adjourn to 9:30 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014. Motion carried unanimously. ATTEST Benjamin D Steines, County Auditor John Logsdon, Chairman Board of Supervisors Published in the Calmar Courier on April 1, 2014.

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Turkey Valley Community School District Claims March 2014 General Fund Carquest of New Hampton, trans supp... $182.97 Cedar Rapids School District, 1st sem reg ed ..................................................... $2,900.58 ClaimAid, Medicaid billing fee........... $2,165.61 Continental Research Corp, deoderizer.. $362.63 Cresco Shopper, para ad ........................... $39.00 Decorah Community Schools, Jan Crossroads tuition ............................................... $2,014.00 Department of Ed, video classes .............. $96.48 Fareway, foods ........................................... $3.58 Farmers Coop, diesel........................... $5,140.11 Fencl Oil Company, lp ........................ $1,321.38 Russ Freerking, IEP translator.................. $49.70 Graphics, Inc, JJ newsletter .................... $392.06 Howard-Winn. CSD, 3rd qtr OE ......... $7,501.25 Huber’s Store Inc., bus barn supplies ....... $27.94 Iowa Assoc of School Bd, school bd conv/ ISFLC .............................................. $2,195.00 Iowa Div of Criminal Invest, background cks x 10 ........................................................ $150.00 John Deere Financial, supplies - bus ........ $60.16 Kabel Business Services, mo. flex fees .... $57.40 Kephart’s Music Center, inst music supplies, repairs ................................................. $239.60 L&R Manufacturing, vehicle repair ....... $248.03 Amanda Lawless-Anderson, mileage....... $32.90 Wendy Leuenberger, Jan mileage........... $179.20 Malcom Enterprises, Inc., garb serv....... $350.00 MARCO, copier maintenance ............. $1,418.63 Martin Bros. Distributing Co., supp ....... $509.95 Mastercard, Knoll, Hoover ISFLC hotel .................................................... $398.72 Mastercard, tech repair ............................. $80.58 Mastercard, bus mgr, spec ed ................. $237.05 Dan McCool, Reach for the Stars book .... $15.00 McDonald Supply, water filter ............... $251.32 Mid-America Pub Corp, minutes, bidders notice .................................................. $231.12 New Hampton Comm School, 3rd qtr OE .................................................. $18,003.00 Northeast Iowa Comm College, PSEO, etc .................................................. $14,148.82 Keith Oltrogge CPA, audit .................. $3,920.00 J.W. Pepper of Minneapolis, music .......... $83.48 Pitney Bowes, postage ........................... $208.99 Postville Community Schools, ICN chgs, NICC classes .............................................. $6,323.60 Presto-X Company, pest control............... $31.12 Quill Corporation, supplies ...................... $53.25 Schilling Supply Company, supplies...... $152.98 School Bus Sales, cross-arm .................... $70.13 School Health Corp, supplies ................. $131.29 Michelle Schwarze, Jan-Feb mileage ....... $43.26 Marv Smith Electric, electrical serv ....... $221.95 Solution Tree, PLC institute ................ $3,145.00 South Winn - 2nd Qtr OE, 3rd qtr OE .................................................. $24,004.00 State Hygienic Laboratory, water samp ... $24.00 Superior Welding, shop supplies ........... $169.95 Tapspace Publications, inst supplies ........ $43.72 TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc, wastewater sample ................................................... $42.00 Thompson Truck & Trailer, Inc, bus maint supplies ............................................... $572.14 Tiger Direct.com, instrumental supplies .. $33.89 Valley Community School District, 3rd qtr OE .................................................... $1,500.25 Windstream, local phone ........................ $148.65 Total ................................................ $101,927.42 General Hand Payables DeLageLaden, copier lease .................... $699.00 Hawkeye REC, electricity ................... $4,510.25 Iowa DCI, background cks x 10 ............. $150.00 Mastercard, 1st gr Learning A-Z .............. $99.95 NSO Communications, lg dist phone ..... $176.97 Wal-Mart, McElroy equip, nurses supp.. $783.31 Mastercard, comp repairs ....................... $316.38 Post Office, newsletter postage .............. $259.73 Total ................................................... $6,995.59 Total General Fund ....................... $108,923.01 PPEL Bills For Approval Hapara, Inc, teacher dashboard, remote subs ................................................... $1122.00 System Services, Inc, maint contract .. $1,473.00 One Call Now, Parent/staff broadcast .... $558.90 Keystone AEA, 2nd half tech ctrt...... $24,200.00 Total PPEL....................................... $27,353.90 Capital Bills For Approval A&J Associates PC, fee per contract ... $3,470.00

Total Capital ...................................... $3,470.00 Hot Lunch Fund Prairie Farms Dairy, milk .................... $1,903.88 Stone, CE Refrigeration, repair freezer drain .................................................... $210.00 Eastview Orchard, apples ......................... $88.00 EMS Detergent Service, dtgnt/bleach .... $131.50 Martin Bros, food/supplies .................. $4,063.73 Pan O Gold, bread .................................. $286.25 Goodwin Tucker, ignition module.......... $273.37 Keck Inc, commodities........................ $1,740.88 Prairie Farms Dairy, milk .................... $1,918.81 JMC Computer Services, food service software .............................................. $730.80 Total Hot Lunch .............................. $11,347.22 Clearing Account Hole in the Wall, soph class supplies ....... $28.00 IGHSAU, athletic revenues................. $1,056.00 IHSSA, speech registration ...................... $24.00 Pepsi-Cola, supplies ............................ $1,606.95 Postville Comm School, entry fee ............ $24.00 Bank Iowa-Cash, wrestling meals .......... $605.00 Mastercard, creative tech/music/drama supplies ............................................... $440.00 Gino’s, student trips ............................... $150.00 American Color Imaging, creative tech supplies ................................................. $94.17 B&H Photo, drama supplies ................... $106.61 Amy Baumler, DC trip refund ................ $100.00 Beaver Creek Graphics, TV wear........ $3,492.94 Don Blazek, DC trip refund ................... $995.00 Blue Iris, memorial................................... $40.00 Ron Bramo, DC trip refund .................... $200.00 Joan Busta, DC trip refund ..................... $132.00 Come and Save Here, drama supplies .... $330.97 Decorah High School, Wrstlng tourney fee ......................................................... $10.00 Stacey Dunbar, BB Offical ....................... $90.00 East Buchanan High School, trny fee....... $75.00 Kane Fairman, BB Offical........................ $90.00 Field Museum, student trips ................... $497.25 Susan Franzen, DC trip refund ............... $200.00 Gino’s, student trips ............................... $519.00 Hubers store, NHS supplies ..................... $50.64 IHSSA, speech registration ...................... $11.00 JW Pepper, vocal music supplies ............. $52.73 Kaplan Early Learning Co, cubed chair ... $63.19 Keystone AEA, physics comp fee ............ $56.00 Knowledge Matters, creative tech supplies ............................................ $1,095.00 Henry Langreck, trap team supplies....... $212.65 Deb Langreck, DC trip refund................ $100.00 Legacy Tour Travel, DC Trip ........... $80,935.00 Lifetouch NSS, elem memory books ..... $756.24 M&M Convenience store, TVAB supplies ............................................ $1,332.99 Edward Madlock, BB Offical ................... $90.00 Martin Bros, milk machine supplies .......... $6.57 Mastercard, athletic, drama supplies ... $1,084.70 Wilma Meyer, BB scorebook ................. $405.00 MinnTex Citrus Inc, trap team fruit order ................................................. $4,795.30 Amy Moudry, DC trip refund ................. $200.00 Museum of Science & Ind, stdt trips ...... $704.25 Pepsi-Cola, TVAB supplies .................... $464.15 Roger Pollock, drama supplies ................. $12.89 Prairie Farms, milk machine supplies .... $295.21 John Pyche, BB Offical ............................ $90.00 Mark Schmitt, DC trip refund ................ $200.00 Brian Schmitt, TVAB supplies ................. $19.79 Glenda Schmitt, TVAB supplies ............ $124.91 Schueth Ace Hdwr, drama supplies ........ $257.33 Daniel Sickles, BB Offical ....................... $90.00 Skydeck, student trips ............................ $483.00 Joe Smith, BB Offical ............................ $140.00 Julie Snyder, DC trip refund................... $200.00 Stumps, prom supplies ........................... $683.71 Sunset Distributors, trap team supp..... $2,804.40 Theatre Effects, drama supplies ............... $71.30 Randy Tope, BB Offical ......................... $140.00 TVAB, soph class supplies ......................... $8.00 TVEducation Foundation, gala donation Tom Drilling ............................................... $100.00 Turkey Valley Hot Lunch, refunds to hot lunch ................................................ $1,595.00 Dave Vsetecka, trap team Mil. trip......... $212.34 Kevin Wedemeier, BB Offical .................. $90.00 Winn Medical Center, ahtletic supplies.... $85.57 Brad Wurzer, DC trip refund .................. $200.00 Clearing Total .................................$111,225.75 Published in the Calmar Courier on April 1, 2014.

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public notice Dillon Law Office Notice Of Auction April 21, 2014

City of Decorah Public Notice April 1, 2014

Owner: Daniel L. & Annette M. Kime offer real estate for sale: Legal Description: The east 30 acres of the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section 29, township 96 north, range 10 west of the 5th P.M., except lot 1, Winneshiek County, Iowa Location: West of Jackson Junction on 330th Ave., 2 miles north of St. Hwy 24. Property located in city limits of Jackson Junction. Net Acres: 29 acres m/I. Taxes: Real Estate Taxes shall be pro-rated to date of possession. Immediate possession for crop year 2014. Method, Time & Place Of Sale: Sealed bids will be received at Dillon Law, PC until 12 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014. All bids must include bidder’s mailing address and telephone number. The top five bidders will be contacted to attend the final sale where each will be given the opportunity to raise his/her bid in person. The seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Sale will commence at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Dillon Law, PC, 209 E. 1st Street, Sumner, Iowa 50674. LUMP SUM. No per acre bids. Buyers to make independent inquiry regarding any information provided. Terms Of Sale: 10% due upon acceptance of final bid and execution of approved Real Estate Contract with immediate possession and final closing within 30 days. Buyer responsible for installing a separate driveway subject to engineer approval along 330th Ave. or 118th St. Building site is not included. Successful bidder must have letter of credit for the balance of the purchase price. The information included here has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable; however, it may be subject to errors, omissions, price changes or withdrawal notice. While we do not doubt its accuracy, we have not verified it and made no guarantees, warranty or representation about it. You or your consultants should conduct a careful, independent investigation of the property to determine the suitability.

Decorah Jobs & Humane Society of Northeast Iowa plan to submit a Notice of Intent to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to be covered under the NPDES General Permit 2; “Storm Water Discharge Associated with Industrial Activity for Construction Activities”. The storm water discharge will be from construction grading located in NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 25-T98N-R8W, Winneshiek County. Storm water will be discharged from one point source and will be discharged to the following streams: unnamed ditches and waterways that flow into the Upper Iowa River. Comments may be submitted to the Storm Water Discharge Coordinator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, 502 E 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0034. The public may review the Notice of Intent from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the above address after it has been received by the department.

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public notice Upper Explorerland RPC and Winneshiek County Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Planning Grant April 3, 2014 The Steering Committee for the Winneshiek Multi-Jurisdiction-9 Hazard Mitigation Planning Grant will meet on April 3, at 7 p.m. at the Upper Explorerland RPC offices. This is one of the final meetings in the development of a new county-wide hazard mitigation plan for all the communities and the county. This plan, designated as MJ-9 2015, will replace the two previous plans, MJ-4 & MJ-5, completed in 2010 with grant funding. Funding was requested by Winneshiek County Emergency Management in the spring of 2012, with a final plan expected to be forwarded to FEMA later this year. Actual planning work started in late 2012. During last year and early this year, UERPC and WCEMA met with representatives of all the county cities to complete their particular local hazard and risk assessment planning. In previous county-focused meetings, the County Steering Committee looked at potential hazards that could affect the residents, environment, and the economy of the area. Then each of the hazards identified was rated as to the potential effect by a scoring formula. Among the top rated hazards were flooding, thunderstorms-lightning-high winds-tornados, and hazardous material releases. At this meeting the Committee will look to see what mitigation efforts can be made to reduce or possibly totally mitigate hazard effects and where available funds are best spent in the hazard’s reduction. Having a valid FEMA-approved Mitigation Plan is valuable to the planning participants as it is a requirement for future FEMA grant funding. This meeting is open to the public and they are encouraged to attend. The public will have the opportunity to review the whole draft plan when completed later this year. Current meeting activities/ minutes are available on the Upper Explorerland web site. Published in the Calmar Courier on April 1, 2014.

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Spring gardening tips By Sharon Busch • Prune dormant fruit trees; the fruit will be larger if it has more room to grow. Apply a dormant oil spray to your fruit trees to help control insects. • As it begins to get warmer, remove mulch from established strawberries; remove dead leaves from asparagus and rhubarb. • Side-dress your asparagus and rhubarb with nitrogen fertilizer. Remove winter protection from roses. • Sow peas outdoors, even if it’s snowy!


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calmar courier OPEN BARN from front page winter 2013, the advanced robotic milking system at the center will teach students, consumers, youth and area dairy producers about advancements in dairy science. A new barn addition on the site was constructed to accommodate the technology and provides enhanced stall conditions for the dairy herd, including improved ventilation and bedding with sand for animal comfort. Iowa’s Dairy Center is a

fully-functioning dairy operation, and the facility serves NICC students enrolled in Dairy Science, Large Animal Veterinary Technician, Pre-Veterinary Medicine and other agricultural programs. Students gain critical hands-on learning experiences with the 300-cow herd located at the center, and the new robotic milking system will enhance the agricultural education of students who plan to begin

careers in dairy science and for area consumers, FFA students and dairy producers alike. Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation President Gary Kregel explained, “The use of robotics in dairy is not new and has been in Europe for more than 15 years. The technology is about five years old in the Midwest,” Kregel said. “Robotics on dairy farms is here to stay and will continue to expand. This technology allows producers to spend more time and effort on management and less on repetitive manual labor. In addition, the quality of life for producers is greatly enhanced, especially for small and medium sized dairy operations.” According to Kregel, robotic technology will keep local operations viable in the dairy industry and may increase the number of young people that will return or become involved in the business. The success of dairy operations also contributes to the economic health of local communities throughout northeast Iowa.

NICC President Liang Chee Wee, Ph.D. (l) and Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation President Gary Kregel (r) said a few words to the large crowd during the event Thursday evening.

Left: One of the two robotic milking systems in the new barn at NICC. (Photo by Joyce Meyer) A group of registered jerseys in free stalls in the $1.7 million robotic milking system barn.

Greeting Open Barn guests was our very own Mariah Schmitt, Iowa Dairy Princess from Fort Atkinson, and Celina Young, Iowa Dairy Princess alternate.

Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Michael Naig, spoke to the crowd before the ribbon cutting ceremony at NICC’s Open Barn. Watching the robotic sweeper are (l-r) Kara and Jason Cororan and Jim Kuennen. Many guests were amazed by the robots in the barn.

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Dairy Princess visits CFS 5th graders

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On Wednesday, March 26, Winneshiek County Dairy Princess Mikayla Lien paid a visit to the 5th grade class at CFS Catholic School in Calmar. Mikayla, daughter of Gary and Patty Lien, was crowned Princess at the 2013 dairy banquet. As part of her annual duties she has been doing many visits to local schools promoting dairy. The 5th grade class enjoyed their visit with her and it was topped off with free cheese sticks! Lien has visited other schools including South Winn, Turkey Valley, Trinity Catholic School and Decorah. In just a few short weeks she will pass her crown onto the next Princess at the 2014 Dairy Banquet.

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Mikayla Lien, Winneshiek County Dairy Princess, visited the 5th grade class at CFS Catholic School in Calmar promoting dairy. (Submitted Photos)


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Elsbernd candidate for Winneshiek County Dairy Princess; three young ladies vie for Little Miss Squirt

Holly Jane Schmitt, 9

Ashley Elsbernd, 9

Jacqlyn Therese Schmitt, 9

Trinity Catholic School 4th grade student Holly Schmitt is in the running for the 2014 Winneshiek County Little Miss Squirt Contest. Holly is the nine-year old daughter and third oldest child of Greg and Sara Schmitt and lives with her parents, four brothers, Abraham, Henry, Adam and Harrison and two sisters, Hanna and Autumn. Holly’s dad Greg is the co-owner and operator at Schmitt Dairy Inc in Fort Atkinson where they milk 600 Holstein cows, raise steers and have 1500 acres of corn and alfalfa. Schmitt Dairy Inc sells their dairy products to Foremost Farms. Holly helps her dad feed and bed calves, feed the steers, water and feed the other animals on the farm, helps pick rock and rides in the tractor for manure hauling and during chopping season. At school, Holly is involved in altar serving, song leading, Math is Magic, piano lessons and the Missoula plays. She is also involved in the Turkey Valley Clovers 4-H club, Girl Scout Troop 702, Anne’s Dancers, Jung’s Tae Kwon Do and the Calmar Area Swim Team. Holly enjoys several activities and hobbies including reading, making art projects, baking, shopping, and finger knitting, playing with Lego’s and attending camps.

South Winneshiek Elementary 4th grade student Ashley Elsbernd is a 2014 candidate for the Winneshiek County Little Miss Squirt Contest. Ashley is the nine-year old daughter of Peter and Kristi Elsbernd and lives with her parents, one brother and two sisters outside of Calmar on their Elsbernd Dairy Farms LLC land. Ashley and her family farm 400 acres of hay, corn and barley and they milk 285 head of their 600 head of Holstein heard. Ashley feeds calves, chases cows into the holding pen and helps scrape stalls. The Co-Champions 4-H group and the Calmar Area Swim Team are Ashley’s favorite activities and other hobbies include drawing, reading, horseback riding, camping, riding bike, roller skating and swimming.

Trinity Catholic School 4th grade student Jacqlyn Schmitt is on the list of candidates for the 2014 Little Miss Squirt Contest. Jacqlyn is the nine-year old daughter of Joe and Katie Schmitt and lives outside of Fort Atkinson with her parents and two brothers, Blake and Brady. Jacqlyn helps her brothers with calf chores and cleans the parlor on the family farm, which includes 240 acres of corn, alfalfa and oats. Schmitt’s also milk 160 head of their 180 head Holstein heard. They sell their dairy products to Fore Most Farms. At school, Jacqlyn is involved in plays and musicals and is involved in the Turkey Valley Clover 4-H group, plays the piano and likes to draw in her spare time.

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South Winneshiek senior Leah Elsbernd is the sole candidate for the 2014 Winneshiek County Dairy Princess Contest. Leah is the daughter of Gary and Marie Elsbernd and lives outside of Calmar with her parents and her brothers Mitchell and Mason. The Elsbernd family milks their Holstein heard twice a day on the fourth generation farm they own and operate and sell their milk products to Foremost Farms. The Elsbernds also plant and harvest corn, oats and hay. Leah is a very active teenager at South Winn as she is involved in volleyball, softball, FFA, Trap Shooting and National Honor Society. She is also active in her church, has her second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and works with her family on their farm taking care of the calves and milking their heard. In May, Leah will graduate from South Winn and plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames to pursue degrees in Animal Science and Pre-Veterinarian. The South Winn Vet Clinic sponsors Leah.

While it is taking longer than usual for the temperatures to warm up, spring will soon be in full swing. That means green grass, blooming flowers and all the sniffles, sneezes, stuffy noses, coughing and itchy eyes that go along with seasonal allergies. “Spring always comes, and with our significant cold winter, it looks like this spring will have a significant and intense allergy season,â€? explains Todd Mahr, MD, allergist and immunologist at Gundersen Health System. “The significant cold usually means tree pollen season may start slightly later in spring, but will most likely be more intense as some overlap of pollination occurs.â€? Symptoms of allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, can be so severe they interfere with routine daily activities, including work, school and even sleep. Left untreated, allergies can cause more serious conditions like sinusitis or asthma symptoms. To limit your exposure to allergy triggers such as airborne pollens, molds or other substances, Dr. Mahr suggests: • Keeping windows closed at night and car windows closed as you drive. • Staying indoors until after 10 a.m. Pollen counts are often higher in the morning. • Staying inside as much as possible when pollen counts are high and on windy days. • Not mowing or gardening if you’re allergic to grass or plant pollens. • Drying bedding in a dryer, not on a clothesline It can sometimes be hard to know if a cold or an allergy is to blame for your stuffy nose and other symptoms. “One clue is how long symptoms last. A cold takes a few days to peak but should end in about a week,â€? advises Dr. Mahr. “Aches or a fever may add to your misery. By contrast, an allergy can ALLERGIES to page 20

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HELP WANTED Child Care Provider Ossian De Sales Child Care Center is looking for a part-time child care associate. Individual is to work as a team member planning, implementing and working with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, responsible, dependable and flexible. Experience and/or training in early childhood is preferred, but not required. Application review will continue until position is filled. Submit letter of application, resume and credentials to: Ossian De Sales Child Care Center, Attn: Robin Timp, 416 E Main St, Ossian, IA 52161; 563-532-9250 or email to odccc@acegroup.cc. Ossian De Sales Child Care Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 14d Marketing and sales person needed to sell underwriting in the four counties of northeast Iowa. Applicant should have the ability to sell and work with a marketing budget and planning. Applications will be taken until April 15th. Send resumes to KPVL Radio, PO Box 136, Decorah, Iowa 52101 ATTN: Nina Taylor, or e-mail to ntaylor70@hotmail.com, subject line: KPVL Want Ad. thru15

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Northeast Iowa Sales Commission Waukon, Iowa | (563) 568-4501 Thursday, March 27, 2014 Fed Cattle

270 Head

High Yielding Choice Beef Strs & Hfrs

156-158

Choice Beef Steer & Heifers

152-155

Select & Choice Beef Steers & Heifers

152 & down

Wiltgen Construction, Inc. is now taking applications for Truck Drivers. Must have CDL. Benefits provided. Some Saturdays required. Apply in person at 204 East Main, Calmar, IA. EOE 14-15p

High Yielding Choice Holstein Steers

142-145

Choice Holstein Steers

138-142

Wiltgen Construction, Inc. is now taking applications for Equipment Operators. Must have CDL. Benefits provided. Some Saturdays required. Apply in person at 204 East Main, Calmar, IA. EOE 14-15p

Cull Cows

FOR SALE For Sale: 12 ft. Aluminum Boat. Call 563-562-3771.

Select & Choice Holstein Steers

178 Head

20% sold from

101.5-112.5

60% sold from

87-101

20% sold below

87 & down

Cull Bulls Most Bulls

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(Thin, full, and bulls over 1 ton discounted) Calves

1st Crop Small Squares

$75-180

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2 Crop Small Squares

$110-210

4

3rd Crop Small Squares

$260

1

Grass Small Squares

$90

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1st Crop Big Squares

$130-185

3

2nd Crop Big Squares

$120-260

7

3rd Crop Big Squares

$125-205

6

4th & 5th Crop Big Sqs.

$230-280

2

Grass Big Squares

$60-110

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1 Crop Rounds

$90-150

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2nd Crop Rounds

$75-240

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3rd Crop Rounds

$115-180

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Grass Rounds

$40-145

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Oat Hay Rounds

$70-100

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Corn Stalk Big Squares

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The family of Ruth Kovarik wishes to thank family and friends for prayers, calls, visits, memorials, cards and comforting words. Thanks to Fr. Hawes, Doris Thompson, Dan Silhacek, the St. Wenceslaus choir, pall bearers and all who participated in the funeral Mass. Thanks also to the St. Wenceslaus Guild for serving lunch and to Mark Balik and Karen Schluter for their caring assistance. Special thanks to Ruth's friends from Opportunity Homes, Spectrum Industries and elsewhere for sharing our grief. May God bless all of you. Marcella Kovarik and Tom, Diane, Louis and Evelyn Kovarik 14p

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Beef Steers 300 to 400 lbs.

225-250

5Beef Steers 400 to 500 lbs

215-240

Beef Steers 500 to 600 lbs.

190-226

Beef Steers 600 to 700 lbs

175-216

175-250 150 & down

Beef Steers 700 to 800 lbs

165-189

Beef Steers over 800 lbs.

180 & down

Beef Heifers under 300 lbs.

NO TEST

Beef Heifers 300 to 400 lbs.

205-225

Beef Heifers 400 to 500 lbs.

190-216

Beef Heifers 500 to 600 lbs.

170-197

Beef Heifers 600 to 700 lbs.

155-185

Beef Heifers 700 to 800 lbs.

150-173 155 & down

Holstein Steers 300 to 400 lbs.

155-170

Holstein Steers 400 to 500 lbs.

145-164

Holstein Steers 500 to 600 lbs.

138-153 125-140

Holstein Steers 700-800 lbs

125-133.5

Holstein Steers 800-1000 lbs

133 7 down

Holstein Steers 1000 & Up

# loads sold

Corn Stalk Rounds

Beef Steers under 300 lbs.

Holstein Steers 600 to 700 lbs.

$/ton

$75-130

Feeder Cattle

Beef Heifers over 800 lbs.

Description

Straw Big Squares

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We would like to thank our family, friends and neighbors for their thoughts and prayers at the time of Rita’s death. Special thanks to the Gundersen ICU staff, Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation staff, Mgsr. Hawes for his prayer services, Diane, Denise and Jim for the music, mass servers and Eucharistic ministers, Catholic Daughters for saying the rosary and serving the dinner, U2BBQ for preparing the meal and for visits and kindness shown to us at the time of our sorrow. God bless you all, LaVerne Bushman; Susie Thorson & Clete Christianson & family; Steve and Ann Bushman & family 14d

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March 26, 2014 75 consignors | 93 loads

29 Head

The family of Clement “Clem” Blong would like to thank everyone for their kindness, with a special thanks to Unit 9 for serving the meal. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. 14p

Light and Poor Quality Calves

Sale Results for March 24, 2014 High Choice Beef Strs & Hfrs........... 152; 155 Choice Beef Strs & Hfrs.................... 148; 152 Select & Choice Beef Strs & Hfrs ..... 140; 148 High Choice Hlstn Strs & Hfrs....... 139; 142.5 Choice Holstein Strs & Hfrs.............. 135; 139 Select & Choice Hlstn Strs & Hfrs .... 128; 135 Market Cows ......................................... 75; 96 High Dressing Market Cows ............... 96; 109 Market Bulls.................................... 116;125.5

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Utility up to $100

Fair $95-150

Good $150-200

Premium $200-280


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THANK YOU! Thanks to all that attended our Fish Fry, those who donated materials and the time you took to make our Fish Fry a success. Special thanks to all the parishioners that worked and those that donated raffle items.

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St. Wenceslaus Easter Bake Sale Kolaches

The family of Naomi Frana would like to thank everyone for the loving support shown to us during this difficult time of loss. Words cannot describe how appreciative we are for the compassion and concern we received. Thank you to all who sent cards, brought food, sent flowers and gave memorials. Special thanks to Fr. Hawes, Dan Silhacek, Jeanette Dietzenbach, Catholic Daughters and the mass servers for the beautiful service. Also thanks to Karen, Mark and Scott from Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, the first responders and ambulance service for helping us through this difficult time. Thanks to the Train Station for preparing the food and to the women who served it. We have lost someone special.

CALMAR CITYWIDE GARAGE SALES

Flavors: prune poppyseed cherry apricot raspberry

Advance Orders Only (by April 9th)

Orders must be picked up between 2-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Chihak Hall in Spillville Orders are limited. To order contact: Pat Klimesh, 563.737.2754 Lori Soukup, 563.737.2562

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Annual Pet Vaccination & Heartworm Clinic April 1-30, 2014

Discounts Available

Vaccinations - Pet Products - Flea Products Heartworm Tests & Preventatives Special Giveaways Appointments available on weekdays, Wednesday evenings & Saturdays, April 12 & 19.

Call Today for an Appointment!

South Winn Veterinary Clinic 563-532-9650 • 800-537-3527 315 Fisher Avenue, Ossian

A view of the Mississippi River from Pike’s Peak in a past April. The lush green vegetation reminds us of the warmer times to come—hopefully sooner than later. (Photo by Joyce Meyer)

St. John’s Parish Spring Dinner Sunday, April 13 V 11 a.m.—1:30 p.m. Fort Atkinson Community Center

Serving: Mike Reick’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, pie, desserts and beverages Adults: $9 in advance; $9.50 at the door Children: Ages 12-5: $5 Ages 4 & under: Free

Many Raffle Items! Tickets: $1/each or 6/$5

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