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It was an exceptionally interesting afternoon at Road Runners Bar Grundy Register and Grill in Lakota on Sunday, Mar. 29, as patrons were invited to meet author Jen Naumann of the Elmore, MN area at a book signing. Jen Chronicle is the author of young adult Hampton paranormal romance fiction. Jen, a graduate of Blue Earth, MN dedicated her ambitions to writing books. Jen was interested in writing at a very early age. Rather than playing outdoors, she would stay inside to write. After college and marriage and raising four children, she followed her dream with her first publication of “What I’ve Done” in 2012. Having a wild imagination, Jen was a big fan of anything paranormal and unusual, and was a big “Walking Dead” junkie. Her books are praised for being original and unique with a realistic story, love plots and a blend of modern romance. Jen’s story ideas sometimes come to her in dreams, which she vividly remembers, in conversations with friends, or simply pop up in strange places. As her creative mind never shuts down, she mentioned that she sometimes can dream up an entire movie in her sleep. For her to write a book, it takes a month or two for the first draft. Jen also designs her own covers and sometimes designs covers and performs formatting services for other authors. It is her favorite thing to do next to writing. The only part of her writing she hires out for is the editing. Jen does enjoy music while writing – any music that isn’t country. She also notes that each book has a “theme song”. Jen pursues her writing as a fulltime job and prefers to write until family comes home from school. As Jen and her family live on the farm in the Elmore area, her creative writing is done in the corner of their master bedroom. When Jen is not writing on her farm, she enjoys concerts, taking pictures, going to movies or chumming with friends, and especially keeping up with the family. Her advice to other writers is not to give up and to finish each book in full before moving on to another.

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Many of Jen Naumann’s readers came to Road Runners to add new books to their collections and were looking forward to Jen’s new release, “Paranormal Keepers”. She sells books in person and online at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Jen has another book signing coming up on June 5 at the Lake Mills Library at 5 p.m.

Donna Heidecker of Road Runners Bar and Grill in Lakota offered a variety of wines during the book signing event, Sunday, Mar. 29. Wines were available to taste, accompanied by cookies, cheese and crackers.

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Tornado Siren Testing The Tornado and All-Clear warning sirens in Buffalo Center and Rake are scheduled to be activated in a series of three test soundings during the month of April 2014. The sirens will be triggered at 10:15 a.m. on the mornings of April 11, 18 and 25 in an effort to permit residents to become familiar with the two distinctly different sirens. The first siren to be activated each Friday will be the Tornado Siren — at 10:15 a.m. — and after a fifteen minute interval, the All-Clear Siren will be sounded — at 10:30 a.m. The sirens will be sounded on these dates and in the Tornado/All-Clear sequence: Friday, April 11 Friday, April 18 Friday, April 25

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Lakota Fire and Rescue will host its annual firemen’s breakfast on Sunday, April 13 at the Lakota Fire Station from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. French toast, hash browns, scrambled eggs, ham, coffee, juice or milk with be served with a free will donation. All proceeds will go toward a new fire station.

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The North Iowa High School speech team will hold a Speech Extravaganza this Thursday, Apr. 10 at the school in Buffalo Center. Front from left are team coaches: Jennifer Lawson and Cheri Mayland. Team members include, second row: Megan Moklestad, Alyssa Swearingen, Izacc Quisling and Shelby Berte. Third row: Ashley Baumann, Molli Joens, Rian Helland and Danica Voortmann. Fourth row: Allison Almelien, Lexis Julsrud-Wertjes and Kayla Limberg. Fifth row: Kendall Melz, Natalie Dirksen and Lucy Hughes. Sixth row: Taylor Steinfeldt, Jami Goetz and Chance Mayland. Seventh row: Austin Paden, Aaron Embrock and Zach Dirksen. Eighth row: Caleb Ricke, Jon Wubben and Zach Myer.

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The speech students at North Iowa High School invite the public to a night of entertainment this Thursday, Apr. 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the North Iowa School Commons. The students will put on a Speech Extravaganza, which will showcase some of the different performances they have done throughout the speech season. Performances will include individual events, such as acting, storytelling, prose, poetry and solo musical theatre, as well as large group events, such as readers theatre, short film and TV news. In conjunction with the event, high school art students will also display some of the artworks they’ve completed this school year. The evening promises to have the audience laughing, but students will also act out some of the tougher subjects our young people face today. “It’s amazing – the talent here at North Iowa,” said speech coach Cheri Mayland. “If you’re wondering what speech is all about, and want to see some amazing artwork, come to our Extravaganza.” Popcorn will be served, and free will donations will be accepted. Any money raised will go toward the NIHS speech department.

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Bison FFA hosts annual banquet and awards night Members of the Bison FFA Chapter invited their families and special guests to a banquet at the Branding Iron last Thursday, Apr. 3. Diners enjoyed a meal of beef, pork, potatoes and sides, followed by the FFA’s annual awards ceremony. Right: Bison FFA Reporter Josh Mathahs, left, helped to hand out many awards to Bison FFA members during last week’s FFA banquet. At right is Jesse Boehm receiving his Chapter Degree. See photos of the award recipients on page 12.

The tornado sirens in Lakota will be activated for testing on the first Tuesday of the month, May through October. The siren will activate at 6:30 p.m. with an oscillating wail (tornado warning), followed by a pause and then a constant, all-clear signal. May 6 - 6:30 p.m. June 3 - 6:30 p.m. July 1 - 6:30 p.m. August 5 - 6:30 p.m. September 2 - 6:30 p.m. October 7 - 6:30 p.m. Residents are reminded to familiarize themselves with this test series and to learn the difference in sounds between the two sirens. Should severe weather develop here, the knowledge of which siren is being sounded could well be vitally important to everyone!

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10 Years Ago Tribune Files of Wednesday, April 8, 2004 The April 2 and 3 productions of the “Wizard of Oz” by the North Iowa High School thespians was in one word, magnificent, with a sold out house each night. The musical was directed by Christina Blodgett, musical director David Kakacek and choreographer Arin Anderson. Bruce and Dawn Heetland of Lakota are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Shayla Rose, on Friday, April 2, 2004. She weighed 9 pounds and 14 ounces and was 10 ½ inches long. 20 Years Ago Tribune Files of

The View from Here by Senator Dennis Guth

By Representative Tedd Gassman Iowa House District 7 tedd.gassman@legis.iowa.gov

Iowa Senate District 4 dennis.guth@legis.iowa.gov As we approach the end of the session, I find the tone in the Senate a bit tenser. Even my Administration and Regulations committee got more exciting recently. This committee oversees the budgets of 15 state agencies and is usually just about numbers. Recently, we have had all kinds of conflict over hastily patched together bills whose purpose appears to be more political than practical. I will be glad to have that part of the session behind me soon. I am glad to see a bill, concerning human trafficking and sexual exploitation, moving forward. This bill still has a few details to be worked out, but would essentially put bigger penalties on perpetrators and give more support to the victims. Many Iowans are not aware of how prevalent this problem is in Iowa. I would like to make Iowa a state that human traffickers avoid. Wednesday was a special day in the Iowa Senate. It was a privilege for me to join the Senate body in congratulating my Senate Republican colleague, Senator Nancy Boettger. She was honored as the recipient of the 2014 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award. I have great respect for the dedication, vision and service Senator Boettger has offered our great state for the past 20 years. I was saddened

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to learn last summer she would not be seeking re-election this year—instead choosing to retire. She is a wonderful individual who works tirelessly for her district and all Iowans. She has been outstanding in promoting the pro-life agenda and in her support of traditional marriage. She and her husband, Dave (her clerk for the last 14 years), also have modelled a successful 49 year marriage to those of us in the Senate chambers. Best wishes to Senator Boettger! Thursday, the 8th grade class from Estherville toured the Capitol. They asked some good questions. I hope I encouraged them to study well, especially in history class. I urged them to do so keeping in mind what Edmund Burke said, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” Each of us can make a difference right where we live. Consider these thoughts from Robert Kennedy, “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” It’s a privilege to serve you at the Capitol. Feel free to contact me at dennis.guth@legis.iowa.gov or call me at 641-430-0424.

We will be debating the Agriculture and Natural Resources budget yet today (Wed. April 2). There are several parts to this budget that I think are headed in the right direction. An additional $725,000 will be added to the cost share conservation program. This will be money spent on grassed waterways, terraces, buffer strips, and other soil conservation projects. Also in this bill is money to help close more agricultural drainage wells. Drainage wells were used to drain low areas when we first decided to farm the land in northern Iowa. They probably didn’t cause any problems in the early days of farming, but today those drainage wells could put chemicals, fertilizers, and soil directly into our aquifer. As I understand, most of those drainage wells have been closed, but there are several that are difficult to deal with that are left to close. The state had 269 drainage wells in 1990; that is down to 37 with work being done on eight. The voluntary nutrient reduction system that I was involved in last year has another $2,000,000 added to the budget for a total of 4.4 million dollars. That money can be used for cover crops, strip till, minimum till, and other methods of farming that we use to help grow the crops. I hope that farmers will take advantage of some of these programs. With the hypoxia area in the gulf and some of our waterways and lakes tar-

nished with chemicals and fertilizers, let’s not give any more ammunition to those that complain about our quality of water. This legislation will kill two birds with one stone. Better water quality and better soil conditions. Several colleges were represented at the capitol this week. Personnel from NIACC and ILCC were here along with a contingent from Waldorf College in Forest City. We are working diligently to find the funds to adequately fund our colleges. The University of Iowa also had a group of displays. I once again want to thank each and every constituent from district 7 for allowing me the honor of representing you in this legislature. Even though every vote may not meet with the wishes of all, I do hope that you feel I have represented you to the very best of my ability. Most of what we have left to do is budget bills. Please feel free to email at tedd.gassman@legis.iowa.gov or call me 515-538-0117. Rep. Gassman is on the Education, Environmental Protection, Judiciary, and Local Government Committees, and serves as the Vice Chair of the Joint Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee. His district includes Emmet County, Winnebago County, and the northern parts of Kossuth County, including Algona. You can contact him at tedd.gassman@legis. iowa.gov

Between the Lines By Laurie Johns, Iowa Farm Bureau Remembering Dr. Scott Hurd His intellect and quiet intensity positively jumped out of the camera lens the first time I interviewed Dr. Scott Hurd. But, I think it was his enthusiasm that threaded its way through every soundbite, every sentence, every column or social media posting he wrote, which set him apart from the rest. When Dr. Hurd passed recently, he leaves a void in a number of areas; the noted veterinarian, epidemiologist, teacher and speaker did hundreds of interviews on national and international media outlets to ‘set the record straight’ and bring common sense and calm to an anxious, out-of-touch and often fear-

ful public. His specialty was talking about antibiotic use in livestock and antibiotic resistance and was never afraid of the pointed questions, tough interviews or critics. His patient nature and science knowledge not only silenced the critics, it won him praise and coverage on such high-profile outlets as the Dr. Oz show, Huffington Post, National Public Radio (NPR), Wall Street Journal, Des Moines Register and countless other newspaper, television and radio shows. His brilliance centered on his ability to boil complicated subject matter and pages of research into easilyunderstandable 20-second sound-bites. He could explain things so well, it made critics or fear-mongers look unin-

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formed, hysterical, or just plain stupid. Dr. Hurd did it because he had passion. He had a passion to share agriculture’s side of the story. That’s why he took on the tough interviews, kept his cool, did his homework, kept his answers short and to the point and willingly put himself out there. But, perhaps Dr. Hurd’s true brilliance was his laser-focus on the most important recipient of the message. You see, it was never about sitting across from Dr. Oz, Arriana Huffington or Dan Charles from NPR that was the ‘big deal,’ it was their audiences who mattered most. He wanted the audience to understand about livestock care and food safety. Audiences are consumers; consumers who haven’t been on a farm, haven’t met a farmer, but want reassurance that the food they’re eating is safe. Period. It doesn’t take fancy sound-bites to build trust between today’s farmers and today’s consumers. It takes transparency and a willingness to answer questions in a straight-forward, no-nonsense, passionate and interesting fashion. Dr. Hurd did that. We can all learn from his example. You can tell your story of agriculture in any number of ways, but share it you must. Dr. Hurd would be proud to have another voice of reason like yours setting the record straight. I’d like to think that somehow, somewhere, he’s listening, with a smile. So, speak up! Laurie Johns is Public Relations Manager for the Iowa Farm Bureau

Thursday, April 7, 1994 Albert Sleper, Jr., who recently celebrated his 92nd birthday, bowled with Sleper Sales team for 33 years. He was presented the Distinguished Service Award from the Buffalo Center Lions Club for his work ethic compiled over a period of 44 years. Great job, Albert! Members of the Buffalo Center Volunteer Fire Department rotated shifts at the grills Saturday, April 2, when they served pancakes at the Fire Station from 10:00 a.m. to after 1:00 p.m. It is sponsored by the Buffalo Center Community Club with contribution assistance from local businesses. The BCVFD volunteered to take care of preparations and serving. There were over six hundred served this year at Pancake Day. 30 Years Ago Tribune Files of Thursday, April 12, 1984 Murray Berggren, administrator of the Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center and the Titonka Care Center, Titonka, has been confirmed by the Iowa Senate to a seat on the Nursing Home Administrators Board of Examiners. A community meeting to discuss the future of the Rake school buildings was held at Rake Monday evening, April 9. The meeting was conducted by the fivemember committee appointed by the City Council to oversee the building’s operation. Members of the committee include Mike Swenson, Florence Baldwin, Ronnie Anderson, Nancy Sime and Karl Hove. 40 Years Ago Tribune Files of Thursday, April 4, 1974 Ken Shafar, President of the Buffalo Center based fiberglass manufacturing firm Shafar Industries, Inc., saw retail sales surpass the $100,000 figure. It is a goal they had looked forward to since their incorporation on January 11, 1969. Coaches for the boys track team, Mike Callanan and James Denekas, have a 28 man squad this year who will be going to Eagle Grove to participate in the Eagle Relays. 50 Years Ago Tribune Files of Thursday, April 9, 1964 Basketball got underway last Friday night to watch the action during the two games put on as a benefit night for the Boy Scout Troop 45. The community would like to thank the men who participated to give entertainment besides giving the Boy Scout fund a boast. The receipts from the games brought about $280 for the Scouts. The library personnel are happy to have a telephone. The local library board has joined with other libraries in the Cooperative Library Program whose central office is the Mason City Public Library. This enables us to have a rotating book collection of 1140 volumes. 60 Years Ago Tribune Files of Thursday, April 8, 1954 A recent check on the rheumatic fever patients reveals that all are recovering and getting along as well as they could be expected. The B.C. Firemen experienced a very busy week answering four calls, two in town and two in the country. We are going to have to answer to a lot of things someday! What a lot of explaining we are in for when we get asked to account for our predjudices.

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Northside Birthday Club to meet Friday The Northside Birthday Club will meet on Friday, April 11 at Driver’s Choice Restaurant at 2 p.m.

Grant Birthday Club to meet April 11 The Grant Birthday Club will meet Friday, April 11 at Driver’s Choice Restaurant at 2 p.m.

The boys and I playing cribbage. From left: James Armstrong, Gale Newton, Cammi Anderson and Doug Hanson. What a beautiful weekend we had. It was nice to be able to sit outside and get some fresh air. Just a heads up, we will be having the Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine. If anyone would like to donate to our Easter egg hunt, please contact Cammi Anderson. Sunday, Gary Boyken from First Baptist came and led our worship services. Thank you, Mr. Boyken. Monday, for our Let’s Talk, I brought in my Kindle and showed the residents how to use the internet. They were amazed at how it worked. During our morning sensory teaser, we had some Down Home Ways trivia. Betty Coxson came in for our

Rhinehart to be guest of honor An open house bridal shower honoring Vanessa Rhinehart, bride-to-be of Matthew Peake, will be held, Saturday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center. Friends and family are asked to bring their favorite recipe. The couple is registered at Murra Hardware.

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TMNH By Cammi Anderson Activity Director short stories program. Thank you, Betty. For our evening program, we did a crossword puzzle and a sing along. Tuesday, we exercised to The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Well, our Card Club was a success. We played 500, Cribbage and Garbage. The next Card Club will be on Tuesday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. Please come and join us. For our morning sensory group, we took a musical journey through Salzburg. We had our weekly Spa Day, played Bocco ball and read from Ye Old Book of Humorous Short Stories. Wednesday, we watched Christy, played ping pong and read the Buffalo Center Tribune. Thursday, we exercised to Mr. Jack Daniels. Pastor Peake came and led Bible study. Our lessons this week was; Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11 and John 11:1-45. Thank you, Pastor Peake. During my morning sensory teasers, I gave hand and back massages. At bingo, we gave out 14 prizes and had 18 players.

North Iowa Communities List of Events April 19 Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Timely Mission Nursing Home, 10 a.m. (Rain or Shine!) Annual Firemen’s Pancake Feed, Buffalo Center Fire Station, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 26 Old & New Quilt Show and Salad Luncheon Sponsored by BC Historical Society, HTC, 10 a.m.-3p.m. May 9 & 10 North Iowa Community Wide Garage Sales-Buffalo Center, Lakota, Rake and Thompson May 12 Lakota City Wide Cleanup – Items on curbside by 8 a.m. for pickup. May 26 Buffalo Center Memorial Day Program, NIHS, 9:30 a.m. Coffee following services at cemetery, NICS-Commons. Lakota Memorial Program, Eagle Center, 10 a.m. June 28 2nd Annual Lakota Picnic in the Park July 4 4th of July Celebrations July 5 Fireman’s Dance- TBA August 23 Farmers Trust and Savings Bank 100th Anniversary Celebration, Lions Club Park, 3-7 p.m. September 6 Buffalo Center Class of ’71 and Class of ’74 reunions at the Les and Karen Kiewiet farm

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Thank you to everyone who purchased daffodils this year for our 2014 Winnebago County Daffodil Days. Together we are sharing the gift of hope to win the war against cancer. Together we are making a difference! Many Thanks and God Bless, Julie Olson, Eleanor Murray, and Betsy Goetz

Thank you, Vonnie Bosma, for assisting during bingo. Monica had a balloon toss and read some short stories for our evening programs. Friday, we watched The Sound of Music, had our weekly Happy Hour and ended our week with Aroma Therapy. We hope everyone had a fantastic week like we did here at TMNH.

Compassionate Friends to meet April 14 The Compassionate Friends of North Central Iowa will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Algona Public Library at 210 N Phillips St in Algona. Enter by the south door and follow the signs to the meeting room. Compassionate Friends of North Central Iowa is a support group for parents who have suffered the death a child of any age and from any cause. It is a national organization, and more information can be found at www.compassionatefriends.org. For questions, or more information, call Cathy at 515-538-0572. In case of inclement weather, listen to KLGA Algona Radio 92.7FM for cancellations.

Wednesday, April 9 Christian Women’s Club meeting, First Reformed Church, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10 Bethlehem Lutheran Spring Coffee, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Girls 7th/8th Grade Track @ Forest City, 4:30 p.m. Buffalo Center Quasquicentennial Meeting, HTC, 5:45 p.m. Friday, April 11 Cities of Buffalo Center and Rake Siren Testing, 10:15 a.m. Grant Birthday Club, Driver’s Choice Restaurant, 2 p.m. Girls Varsity Track @ Algona, 5:00 p.m. Kindergarten Circus, NICS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12 1A State Music Solo/Ensembles Zion Lutheran Church-Rake Annual Guest Day, Speaker-Sherry Brickzin, 9 a.m. Guest Day and Salad Luncheon, First Congregational Church, 10:30 a.m. Open House Bridal Shower honoring Vanessa Rhinehart, First Reformed Church, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 13 Annual Lakota Fireman’s Brunch, Lakota Fire Station, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. BC Historical Society Meeting, Heritage Town Center, 4 p.m. Monday, April 14 North Iowa Food for Families Food Pantry Open, Buffalo Plaza, 2-5 p.m. Boys/Girls V Golf @ Lake Mills, 4:15 p.m. NICS School Board Meeting, NICS-Commons, 6:00 p.m. TCRA Annual Meeting, The Barn, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 Boys/Girls V Golf Triangular (H) vs. Northwood-Kensett, CWL, 4:15 p.m. Girls V Track @ Clarion-Goldfield, 4:30 p.m.

Banquet salutes North Iowa athletes

The athletes at North Iowa High School were recognized for their achievements over the course of the past year during the annual Athletic Banquet held at the Heritage Town Center on Saturday, Mar. 29. Athletes attending the banquet included, front from left: Rachel Boekelman, Dani Yegge, Ivey Greensky, Sydney Main, Rachel Hassebroek, Taylen Hinders, Rebecca Murray, Paige Hassebroek, Kendall Melz, Ashley Huntington, Shelby Berte, Hunter Gelhaus, Steven Milbrandt and Austin Haisman. Back row: Sam Hassebroek, Jesse Boehm, Tristan Boehm, Josh Hofbauer, Noah Paulson, Lucas O’Connor, Cam Hepperly, Austin Paden, Spencer Armstrong, Alex Paulson, Tayler Ostermann, Connor Smith, Tate Corporon and Derek Yegge.

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Wednesday, April 9: Program at Titonka Care Center, 2:00 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer at the Parsonage, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 10: Men’s Prayer Time, 6:30 a.m. Maranatha Ladies at Murra’s in Lake Mills, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Titonka Care Center Service, 5:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal, 6:15 p.m. Evening Service, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16: Youth Meeting at the Parsonage, 6:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer at the Parsonage, 7:00 p.m. -------------------------------------FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Buffalo Center, Iowa Sunday, April 13: Worship, 9:00 a.m. --------------------------------------FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Buffalo Center, Iowa Pastor Brad DeVries Wednesday, April 9: Truth Project at Parsonage, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10: Prayer Time, 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12: Guest Day with speaker and salad luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 13: Worship, 9:00 a.m. Fellowship,10:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. Meditations-Blue Earth Radio 1560, 12:05 p.m. Monday, April 14: Trustee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16: Truth Project at Parsonage, 6:30 p.m. --------------------------------------FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Lakota, Iowa Wednesday, April 9: Supper at St. Paul Lutheran, 6:00 p.m. Lenten Service with St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 10: Mary Circle, 6:30 p.m. -Lesson #4 & Devotions, Joyce Paulsen -Minute for Missions, Genie Hoeppner -My Choice, Janet Chambers

90th Birthday Card Shower honoring

Roger Halverson

whose special day is Wednesday, April 16 Greetings and well-wishes will reach him at 175 Sunset Drive Thompson, IA 50478

-Dedicate Least Coin, Ronda Gray -Hostess, Elene Price Sunday, April 13: Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Worship Service, 10:00 a.m. --------------------------------------FIRST REFORMED CHURCH Buffalo Center, Iowa Pastor Bill Peake Wednesday, April 9: Pastor Bill is out of the study this morning. Christian Women’s Club meets in the fellowship hall, 9:30 a.m. Spirit Lifter’s meeting in the church study, 11:00 a.m. -All are welcome to this weekly devotional Bible Study which requires no preparation. Our lesson (taken from the Upper Room Devotional – available for free in the church narthex) this week is “Remembering” drawn from 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and ask, ‘Jesus invites us all to his Communion table’. “Spirit Lifters” is intended to lift the spirits of real people living real lives in a not always uplifting world! Thursday, April 10: Pastor Bill will be doing pastoral calls today. Timely Mission Nursing Home Bible Study will meet today in the home’s multi-purpose room, 9:30 a.m. -All are invited to attend. Reformed Clergy network meets for support and accountability at the Presbyterian Church in Garner, 11:30 a.m. All bulletin announcements for this coming Sunday should be in the hands of Linda Harms, 7:00 p.m. -You may email her at harmsl@ wctatel.net Friday, April 11: Pastor Bill is out of the study today and out of town with pastoral calls. Saturday, April 12: Bridal Shower for Vanessa Rhinehart, fiancé of Matthew Peake, in the fellowship hall, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13: Worship with live broadcast on KIOW-FM 107.3 and simulcast world-wide on www.kiow.com, 9:30 a.m. Fellowship hour shared in the basement fellowship hall, 10:30 a.m. Children’s Choir practices in the sanctuary, 10:45 a.m. Confirmation Youth will meet with the Board of Elders in the church study, 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Classes meet for children and youth, 11:00 a.m. Chancel Choir practice in the sanctuary, 11:00 a.m. All Classes are released promptly, 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 14: Pastor Bill is out of the study this morning. Dorcas Circle meets in the narthex classroom, 2:00 p.m. -Eileen Behrends is today’s hostess. Joyce Landheer shares devotions and Arlene Risius will lead the lesson. Esther Circle meets in the fellowship hall, 7:00 p.m. -Midge Hippen and Diana Kramersmeier will co-host the evening meeting. Marilee Siemens will share the devotions and Mary Ann Olsen will lead the lesson. Wednesday, April 16: Pastor Bill is out of the study this morning. Spirit Lifter’s meeting in the church study, 11:00 a.m. -All are welcome to this weekly devotional Bible Study which requires no preparation. Our lesson (taken from the Upper Room Devotional – available for free in the church narthex) this week is “Watching with Jesus” drawn from Matthew 26:3646. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and ask, ‘We can extend our prayers through acts of service’. “Spirit Lifters” is intended to lift the spirits of real people living real lives in a not always uplifting world! --------------------------------------IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Registry

Vanessa Rhinehart bride-to-be of

Matthew Peake

Shower: Saturday, April 12 First Reformed Church

Brides, don’t forget to register. Free wrapping & local delivery.

Registered at

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Rural Titonka Wednesday, April 9: Pastor Text Study, 10:00 a.m. Confirmation at Immanuel, 6:00 p.m. WOW for kids at St. John’s, 6:307:15 p.m. Lenten Worship at Immanuel, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13: Soap Sunday at Immanuel Sunday School at Immanuel, 8:00 a.m. Worship at St. John’s, 9:00 a.m. Immanuel Sunday School to Titonka Care Center, 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14: Parish 3 Council Meeting at St. John’s, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16: Pastor Text Study, 10:00 a.m. Confirmation at Immanuel, 6:00 p.m. WOW for kids at St. John’s, 6:30p.m. --------------------------------------RAMSEY REFORMED CHURCH Titonka, Iowa Pastor Perry DeGroot Wednesday, April 9: Catechism for grades 3-12, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 10: Ruth Circle meets at the church, 1:30 p.m. Esther Circle meets at the church, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12: Community Men’s Bible Study, 6:00 a.m. Sunday, April 13: Palm Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 15: The RCW will go to the Titonka Care Center at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 16: Catechism for grades 3-12, 7:00 p.m. --------------------------------------ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Woden, Iowa Wednesday, April 9: Pastor Text Study, 10:00 a.m. Confirmation at Immanuel, 6:00 p.m. WOW for kids at St. John’s, 6:307:15 p.m. Lenten Worship at Immanuel, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13: Soap Sunday at Immanuel Sunday School at Immanuel, 8:00 a.m. Worship at St. John’s, 9:00 a.m. Immanuel Sunday School to Titonka Care Center, 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14: Parish 3 Council Meeting at St. John’s, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16: Pastor Text Study, 10:00 a.m. Confirmation at Immanuel, 6:00 p.m. WOW for kids at St. John’s, 6:30p.m. --------------------------------------ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH Lakota, Iowa Pastor Lynn Noel Wednesday, April 9: Pastor’s text study, 10:30 a.m. 8th Grade Confirmation, 6:00 p.m. Lenten Meal , 6:00 p.m. Lenten Worship Service, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12: “Safeguarding God’s Children Training”, Holstein, 9:00 a.m. -12 noon Sunday, April 13: Palm Sunday Worship Service, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 14: Church Council, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 15: WELCA to Timely Mission for Program, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16: Pastor’s Text Study, 10:30 p.m.

--------------------------------------SOLID ROCK MINISTRIES 3024 - 360th St., Buffalo Center Pastor Van Davis Friday, April 11: Supper, 6:00 p.m. Praise and Worship/Prayer, 7:00 p.m. Lesson and Discussion, 7:30 p.m. --------------------------------------UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Buffalo Center, Iowa Pastor Deb Devine Wednesday, April 9: Adult Bible Study, 1:00 p.m. Lent Potluck, 5:30 p.m. Lent Services, 6:30 p.m. Ad-Council, 7:15 p.m Sunday, April 13: Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. Worship Service, 10:15 a.m. Fellowship, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 15: No Text Study No Women’s Bible Study Wednesday, April 16: No Adult Bible Study --------------------------------------UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Thompson, Iowa Pastor Deb Devine Wednesday, April 9: Adult Bible Study, 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12: Roast Beef Supper, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13: Palm Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Fellowship and Coffee, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 15: No Text Study No Women’s Bible Study Wednesday, April 16: No Adult Bible Study --------------------------------------ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Rake, Iowa Terry Mahnke, Pastor Wednesday, April 9: Quilting Meal, 6:00 p.m. Lent Service, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 10: Council, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12: Guest Day Sunday, April 13: Palm Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.

Guest Day at First Congregational Church The First Congregational Church in Buffalo Center will host its Guest Day on Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. There will be a salad luncheon to follow. The speaker will be Paula Merkouris of Sioux Falls, SD. She

will share about her time on the board of Robin’s Nest and her more than 40 trips to Jamaica in the last years, along with the challenges they face working with orphaned and “at risk” children there. There is no cost to attend, and all area ladies are welcome.

CONGREGATE MEALS Monday, April 14: Swiss Style Ground Beef, Baked Potato, Triple Salad, Blushing Pears Tuesday, April 15: Turkey Roast, Potatoes, Cooked Cabbage, Strawberries Wednesday, April 16: Birthday Party Thursday, April 17: Golden Baked Chicken,

Scalloped Potatoes, Harvard Beets, Sunshine Salad, WW Roll Friday, April 18: Fish Nuggets, Sweet Potato Wedges, Corn, Pineapple Crunch Please RSVP for a meal by 6:00 p.m. the night before by calling 5622495, and leave a message on the answering machine.

93 Years Young! Happy Birthday “Sweetie Pie” Grandma on April 18

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Buffalo Center (Iowa) Tribune – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – PAGE 5

Winnebago County Courthouse News

Daffodil Days continue fight against cancer

Vivian Dobrovolny, left, receives her daffodils from volunteer Betsy Goetz during the annual Daffodil Days event held Wednesday, Mar. 26 in Buffalo Center and Thompson. The American Cancer Society no longer sponsors Daffodil Days nationwide, but local organizers decided to continue the fundraiser this year to aid in the fight against cancer. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Winnebago County.

SCHEDULED VIOLATIONS John Determan, Mason City, unlawful passing of school bus-first offense, $397.50. Juan Limon Jr., Lakota, driving while license denied/suspended/ cancelled, $465; operation without registration or plate, $132.50; no insurance, $402.50. Kimberly Cobb, Forest City, operation without registration card or plate, $161.25. Charles Higgins, Wellman, operation without registration card or plate, $132.50. Deana Larson, Wesley, no seatbelt, $127.50. Scott Benner, Fredericksburg, speeding, $115. Joshua Semrau, Lake Mills, no insurance, $397.50. Eddy Santos, Albert Lea, MN, no valid driver’s license, $330; unlawful use of license, $195; no

insurance, $697.50. Callie Bergland, Lake Mills, speeding, $168. Shana Redinger, Hanlontown, speeding, $87. Shawn Hedin, Joice, speeding, $114. Jose Poac Gomez, Forest City, no valid driver’s license, $330. Louise Carpenter, Spring Valley, MN, failure to have valid license/ permit, $350. Daniel Martinez, St. Paul, MN, speeding, $148.50. Andrew Aukes, Lake Mills, stop sign violation, $262.50. Ashley Leegaard, Northwood, operation of motor vehicle w/ expired license, $127.50. Deland Johnson, Lake Mills, operation without registration, $127.50. Katie Christian, Lake Mills, speeding, $114.

RSVP honors Audit complete on volunteers during Winnebago County National Volunteer Week Volunteers in North Central Iowa give back to their communities in a variety of ways every day. RSVP of North Central Iowa is honored to recognize its members during this year’s National Volunteer Week, April 6-12. National Volunteer Week has been proclaimed annually since 1974 as a way to honor volunteers across the country who commit themselves to taking action to address problems and fulfill needs in their communities. The week is a celebration of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things through service to their communities. Volunteers with RSVP of North Central Iowa focus their efforts primarily in elementary and middle schools across the area, tutoring and mentoring students in reading. “RSVP volunteers have a huge impact on their communities,” RSVP Director Molly Anderegg says. “The positive effect these individuals have on the students and adults they serve is unbelievable. They are helping students improve their reading, providing a safe walking route to school, and reading the newspaper to the sightimpaired, just to name a few. We hear from students, parents, teachers, school administrators and community members about how much they appreciate RSVP volunteers. And the great thing is, the volunteers enjoy the experience as well. It’s a positive program for all involved.” This school year, RSVP has 351 volunteers serving in its literacy programs in Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Winnebago and Worth counties. The volunteers

have been working with 413 students in reading and mentoring programs in 17 schools, plus another 282 students in Pen Pal programs in seven schools. The reading and mentoring programs include Reading Coaches (volunteers who tutor and mentor middle school students), Reading Buddies (volunteers who work with elementary school students as they learn to read) and Breakfast Buddies (volunteers who meet with students while they eat breakfast at school). In addition to its volunteers in area communities, RSVP applauds its 15 Advisory Council board members, also volunteers, who help shape and strengthen its programs throughout North Central Iowa. Local council members include: Joe Angstman of Buffalo Center and Larry Hill of Thompson. Volunteers from Buffalo Center include: Joe Angstman, Pam Angstman, Betty Coxson, Linda Friesenborg, Lynn Greimann Hassebroek, Dolores Griffin, Roderick Hansen, John Laflen, Alice LaMont, Glenda Sapp, Roz Swanson, Arlene Thorland and Ruth Winter. Volunteers from Thompson are: Beverly Aalgaard, Joan Christianson, Shirley Miller and Charissa Olson. Volunteering from Lakota is Rena Steele. Anyone 55 and older who would like to volunteer may contact the RSVP office at 1-888-466-4222 ext. 4256, 641422-4256 or rsvp@niacc.edu. RSVP is sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College and is partly funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, State of Iowa, United Way of North Central Iowa and local county governments.

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Gardiner Thomsen, P.C. recently released an audit report on Winnebago County. The firm reported that the County had a local tax revenue of $15,486,051 for the year ended June 30, 2013, which included $766,744 in tax credits from the State. The County then forwarded $11,520,633 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies in the County. The County retained $4,443,606 of the local tax revenue to finance County operations – a 1% decrease from the prior year. Other revenues included charges for service of $1,600,090, operating grants, contributions and restricted interested of $2,516,319, capital grants, con-

tributions and restricted interest of $354,277, local option sales tax of $398,905, tax increment financing of $912,697, unrestricted investment earnings of $99,753 and other general revenues of $65,346. Expenses for the County operations totaled $11,607,223 – a 5% decrease from the prior year. Expenses included $4,751,097 for Roads and Transportation, $1,527,611 for Public Safety and Legal Services and $1,113,981 for Physical Health and Social Services. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the County Auditor’s office, in the office of Auditor of the State and on the Auditor of State’s website at auditor.iowa.gov/ reports/

Laborshed study continues with second round of survey Winn-Worth Betco continues to work with Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research Bureau to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Winnebago and Worth Counties area. This study will examine the labor force from which employers in the Winnebago and Worth Counties area draw their employees and is based upon commuting patterns into the area. The study will assist existing and potential businesses to better understand the size and characteristics of the area’s labor force regardless of political boundaries. A second round of a confidential household telephone survey is being conducted in those identified areas. Survey calls will continue into specific areas until approximately April 21. The questions cover topics such as: employ-

ment status, current and desired wages, current and desired benefits, education level and type of occupation. Survey results will be applied to demographic data to determine the total potential labor force of the Winnebago and Worth Counties area as well as various labor force characteristics. Iowa Workforce Development will not be asking survey takers any identifiable information such as: name, social security number, or date of birth. The results for each county and regional Laborshed analysis can be found at www.iowaworkforce.org/lmi/labsur/ index.html. Anyone with questions about the Laborshed employment study may contact Ryan Murphy at 515-281-7505 or Teresa Nicholson at 641-592-0800.

Kyle Harlan, Crystal Lake, operation without registration, $127.50. LAND TRANSFERS Wayne Ambroson, Deann Ambroson attorney-in-fact, to Chad Nordskog, lots 1 thru 4, and lots 11 thru 14, all in block 4, Leland. Pearl Lockrem Estate, Kenneth Lockrem executor to Kenneth Lockrem Life Estate, Connie Lockrem Life Estate, Jessica Lockrem, Katie Lockrem and Kenneth Lockrem, a tract of land in section 34, King Township. Michael Krein Estate to Susan Krein, lots 5 thru 8 and a portion of lot 9, block 8, Benson, Leland. Michael Krein DOD 3/2/2014. Leslie Kiewiet, Lloyd Kieweit Life Estate, and Harriet Kiewiet Life Estate, to Neal Kiewiet, Deborah Kiewiet, Katherine Risius and Leslie Kiewiet, a tract of land in sections

29 and 30, Buffalo Township. Terminating Life Estate for Lester Kiewiet DOD 1/7/2014 and Harriet Kiewiet DOD 3/6/1994. Pearl Lockrem Estate, Kenneth Lockrem executor to Pamela Landheer, a tract of land in section 27, King Township. Clara Klasse Estate, Lilah Hobbs executor to David Post and Sherri Post, a tract of land in section 20, Grant Township. Clara Klasse Estate, Lilah Hobbs executor to John Post and Karen Post, a tract of land in section 20, Grant Township. Tyann Kuehnast, Al Kuehnast, Thomas Berg, Beverly Berg, Randy Lohse, Lisa Lohse, Timothy Lohse, Sharon Keil, David Lohse and Daniel Lohse to Robert Joynt and Jacqueline Joynt, lot 3 and a portion of lot 4, block 10, 1st Addition, Rake.

Spring tree giveaway at Thorpe Park The Winnebago County Conservation Board will once again give away free tree seedlings this spring. The giveaway, though, will not be on Arbor Day, as in past years, but on Thursday, May 1. The seedlings will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. that day at the Thorpe Park office, located five miles west of Forest City. The trees will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis, with quantities possibly limited to assure that as many people as possible are able to take advantage of this offer. This year’s varieties will include ninebark, spruce, gray dogwood and wild plum. Information

about each species will also be available. The WCCB gives away free trees each year, because trees do so much to improve our environment. They clean our air, hold our soil in place, provide us with food and shade, add beauty to our lives, and provide invaluable wildlife habitat. For more information on the WCCB’s Spring Tree Giveaway, people can contact Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls at 641-565-3390 or at lralls@winnebagoccb.com. Information is also available at the WCCB’s web site, www.winnebagoccb.com

Buffalo Center Tornado Warning Procedure Sirens will be sounded Friday, 11, 18, 25Friday, will beApril sounded during our Tornado Siren Testing Warning: 10:15 a.m. All Clear: 10:30 a.m. Buffalo Center residents are encouraged to read carefully these simulations of the two signals used here to warn of Tornadoes and the All Clear.

CLIP AND SAVE!

Buffalo Center deadline is Friday Noon.

Auction Winnebago County Secondary Road Inventory Reduction Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:00 A.M.

Location: County Mechanic Shop, Highway 9, Thompson, IA.

Note: Selling very clean, well-maintained county road equipment. For information call Aaron or Neal at the shop (7:00 am till 3:30 pm) : 641-584-2420. Selling only the items listed. Please be on time. 1996 CAT 140H Motor Grader, 11,900 hours, CAT 3306 6-cylinder diesel, complete with snow equipment, 14’ moldboard with RH & LH 2’ extensions. 2000 Sterling LT-8513 Tandem Dump Truck, Cummins C8.3, 275 hp, Allison 3560 sixspeed auto transmission, 362,000 miles. 1997 Ford LT-8513 Tandem Dump Truck, Cummins C8.3, 275 hp, Allison 3560 sixspeed auto transmission, 466,000 miles. 1991 Case IH 495 Tractor MFWD, 3,842 hours, Model 330 Great Bend quick attach loader, 3-cyl diesel, 53 hp, transmission-8 forward & 4-reverse, tires 75%, ROP, drawbar, heat houser & service records. 1970 John Deere 2020 Tractor, 3,304 hours, Model 48 loader w/ new hoses, 4-cyl gas, 54 hp, recent overhaul, transmission-8 forward & 4-reverse, tires 50%, drawbar, ROP w/ steel roof, chains & service records. 1988 Chevy ½ ton 4x4 pickup, 138,000 miles, V6, 4-spd transmission. Miscellaneous: Large amount of bridge lumber- 12x12 caps, 6x16 stringers, 3x12 planking; Used w-beam guardrail; 22’ alum extension ladder; Pentax K1000 35mm camera; Circular saw; 1995 Honda GX390, 4-stroke, 13 hp, electric/pull start engine (runs, uses oil); 3-ton floor jack; Small amount of office equipment.

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Memorial gifts given to North Iowa Scholarship Fund The North Iowa Scholarship Fund has received the following contributions since December 16, 2013: In Memory of Ray Aukes by David and Ruth Ann Milbrandt, Robin Kettwick, Markley and Jeanette Ennen, Tim and Vicki Berschman, Brad and Loree Huntington, Rick Hofbauer, Phil and Cheryl Benn In Memory of Lloyd Eichenberger by Helen Eichenberger and family, David and Ruth Ann Milbrandt, Robin Kettwick, Brad and Loree Huntington, Neil and Rox Steffensen, Mike and Carole Kettwick In Memory of Millie Dontje by Robin Kettwick, Mike and Carole Kettwick In Memory of Phyllis Twait by Robin Kettwick, Brad and Loree Huntington, Mark and Kim Ostermann, Rox and Neil Steffensen In Memory of Orion Lee by Deloris Kettwick In Memory of Mike Cook by Lyle and Eloise Wirtjes In Memory of Brad Ostermann by Brian and Amy Vander Wilt In Memory of Adolph Poppe by Mark and Kim Ostermann, Dale and

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Elaine Price, Lowell and Marilyn Eichenberger, Neil and Rox Steffensen In Memory of Betty Kiel by Robin Kettwick, Farmer Cooperative Company – Thompson, Brad and Holly Arnevik, Mike and Carole Kettwick, North Iowa Class of 1995 In Memory of Nadine Berg by Dale and Elaine Price In Memory of Rod Bowers by Mike and Carole Kettwick In Memory of Lloyd Kiewiet by Lloyd Kiewiet Estate, Rick Hofbauer, Russell and Karen Buss, Markley and Jeanette Ennen, Mike and Carole Kettwick, Neil and Rox Steffensen, Brian and Jennifer Kramersmeier, Brent and Diane Matson In Memory of Patricia Stenzel Schwamman by her parents, Alfred and B. Caroline Stenzel, the Class of 1978 Buffalo Center Fire Department In Memory of Sandy Bruns by David and Ruth Ann Milbrandt Rollin and Ethel Kiewiet The scholarship fund has steadily grown since 1996 and currently sustains a balance of more than $45,000 and generates scholarships annually of $5,000-7,000. Since December 16, 2013, more than $4,600 there has been given to the fund. The names of Lloyd Eichenberger, Brad Ostermann, Betty Kiel, Lloyd Kiewiet, Patricia Stenzel Schwamman, and Rollin and Ethel Kiewiet will be added to the scholarship plaque because more than $100 was given in each of their names. Any and all contributions are genuinely appreciated. Anyone with questions may direct them to Brad Huntington, school counselor or Lyle Hippen, scholarship fund administrator.

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Quintet takes award at state solo/ensemble festival

The saxophone quintet from Algona High School earned an Outstanding Performance Award during the Iowa High School Music Association’s State Solo/Small Ensemble Festival on Saturday, Mar. 29 at Forest City. The quintet earned one of only four instrumental awards given during the festival, and the students have been invited to perform once again at the Outstanding Performance Recital at Iowa State University in May. From left are: Peter Jorgenson, soprano saxophone; Emma Schmidt, alto saxophone; Jack Ralls, tenor saxophone; and Danny Illg, tenor saxophone. Not pictured: Maddie Roach, baritone saxophone. (Photo by Kurt Kissinger)

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Waldorf College students will display their projects in the school’s Art Gallery in Forest City from April 7-25, as part of the Spring Student Art Show. A reception will be held on April 16 at 5:30 p.m., where students will be present to discuss their artwork. “The Spring Student Show provides a place for these students to see their art up on gallery walls, and share their talent with others,” said Dean Swenson, art gallery director and art instructor. This year’s art is from students who are enrolled in design, drawing, and painting classes. “During the year, these classes offer students the opportunity to explore media and techniques, problem solve, and express themselves creatively through the visual arts,” said Swenson. Students displaying artwork in the show include Alexander Horak of Buffalo Center. The Waldorf Art Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. when classes are in session. Admission is free and open to the public.

Local vendors take part in bustling Titonka Craft Show

Ruth Harringa offered a wide variety of doll clothes as one of around 70 vendors at this year’s Titonka Craft Show.

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Student Art Show at Waldorf College Art Gallery

TORNADO WARNING SYSTEM TEST

Sally Smith of Uniquely Yours had decorative arrangements for sale at the Titonka Craft Show, as well as loom bracelets made by her granddaughters.

The City of Lakota will be conducting its annual tornado warning system test at 6:30 PM on the first Tuesday of each month through October 1. The test will consist of: - oscillating wail (tornado warning) - pause - “constant” all clear signal

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Easter Weekend

Free Will Donation with all cash proceeds to benefit the Neighborhood Food Bank of Winnebago County

Dolores Badje chats with customers as she sells her arts and crafts during the Titonka Craft Show on Saturday, Mar. 29 at the school in Titonka.

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Always call 811 before digging The Common Ground Alliance has again designated April as National Safe Digging Month in 2014. The Iowa Utilities Board joins many other state utility commissions and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in promoting Safe Digging Month and emphasizing how important it is for all professional excavators and residents in Iowa to call 811 before starting any digging projects throughout the year.

This one toll-free phone call connects to Iowa One Call, which provides contractors and residents with free locating and marking of underground utility facilities such as electric, gas, telecommunications, cable, water, and sewer, indicating where it is safe to dig. Iowa law requires that Iowa One Call be contacted at least 48 hours in advance, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, before beginning to dig. Calling 811 can save lives, pro-

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North Iowa Betterment dues collection North Iowa Betterment will be visiting local businesses the week of April 7-11 for the collection of membership dues.

North Iowa Community School District has the following anticipated opening for the 2014-2015 school year.

• 1.00 FTE 5-12 Language Arts Teacher * *Valid Iowa Teaching License with 5-12 Language Arts License required. Applicants willing to attain Language Arts endorsement may be considered. Accepting application thru April 23, 2014 for teaching position. Coaching Openings • Summer of 2014 Assistant Baseball Coach • 2014-15 Head Cheer Coach • 2014-15 Middle School Football Coach • 2014-15 Middle School Wrestling Coach • 2014-15 High School Student Council Advisor Coaching positions open until filled.

Send letter of application to: Sara Meinders, Board Secretary North Iowa Community Schools 111 Third Ave NW Buffalo Center, Iowa 50424 Electronic media accepted at: meinders@northiowa.org -orApply online at www.northiowa.org EOE/AA

March 25, 2014 The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors met in session at 9:00 A.M. March 25, 2014 adjourned from March 18, 2014. Present: Supervisors Wubben, Stensrud, and Durby Absent: On a motion by Durby and seconded by Stensrud the Supervisors moved to approve the amended minutes for the March 18, 2014 Board Meeting and to approve the agenda for March 25, 2014. All voted aye. Motion carried. ICAP representative Terry Axman presented a check to Winnebago County in the amount of $13,250.39. The following claims were approved and ordered to be paid: Adkins & Son Inc, Henry Special Election Ballots..................................................2,641.10 Austin Office Products Supplies.............161.69 CCMS Services......................................954.00 County Social Services FY 2014 Annual Fee....................................14,994.00 EBS Health Ins Premium...................83,604.99 Holiday Inn Des Moines Hotel At Training.................................233.90 Iowa Co Attorneys Assn Dues................209.00 Linn Co Community Svcs Services........546.64 Mailing Services Inc Postage.................200.00 Niederkofler, Karla Mileage....................108.48 North Iowa Media Group Advertising.......................................1,097.81 Randall Construction Services..........31,565.79 Swenson, Julie Mileage..........................173.71 TSP Court Reporting Services...............145.00 Visa Supplies..........................................254.94 Weidner, AIA, Rick Services................9,618.40 Wempen, Kris Mileage...............................7.09 Winnebago Co Sheriff Services................90.00 World Data Corp Supplies......................300.00 On a motion by Stensrud and seconded by Durby the Supervisors moved to approve a liquor license for Rice Lake Golf and Country Club. All voted aye. Motion carried. On a motion by Durby and seconded by Stensrud the Supervisors moved to approve Vision Care Direct as an option for vision care of employees. The expense of Vision Care Direct will be paid by any employee who participates in the program. All voted aye. Motion carried. Scott Meinders, Engineer discussed secondary road matters including the work on the pup trailer, snow plow labor and salt usage

this winter, and the dust control policy. There will an auction on April 19, 2014 and Gary Garst will be the auctioneer. Meinders discussed the level of service for 390th street east from R-74. The Supervisors want to discuss with the landowners before deciding how to proceed. On a motion by Durby and seconded by Stensrud the Supervisors moved to approve the cash rent farm lease with Tracy Thompson in the amount of $3,000 for the land surrounding Sunnyside Gravel Pit. All voted aye. Motion carried. On a motion by Stensrud and seconded by Durby the Supervisors moved to approve the following changes to the Public Safety Center committee; Bill Clark, Bob Schreiner and Joe Jamtgaard will be added to the committee and Kirby Holtan will go off the committee and Karla Niederkofler will act only as secretary to the committee. All voted aye. Motion carried. At 10:00 A.M. on a motion by Durby and seconded by Stensrud the Supervisors moved to open the Public Hearing for the proposed 2014/2015 Budget. Present: Board of Supervisors Durby, Wubben, and Stensrud, Karla Niederkofler, County Auditor, Scott Meinders, Engineer, Rae Yost, Robert Schwartz, Conservation and David Peterson, Sheriff. Chairman Wubben presented the proposed budget and opened the floor to questions. There was no discussion regarding the budget. On motion by Stensrud and seconded by Durby, the Supervisors moved to close the Public Hearing. All voted aye. Motion carried. On a motion by Stensrud and seconded by Durby the Supervisors moved to adopt the FY 2015 budget as presented. All voted aye. Motion carried. The Auditor’s Office received the following Manure Management Plans from: F049 located in the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 34, Lincoln Township; G Christensen 1 located in the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 10, Forest Township; and G Christensen 2 located in the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 10, Forest Township, Winnebago County, Iowa. The session was adjourned until 9:00 A.M. April 1, 2014. Warren Wubben, Chairperson Attest: Karla Niederkofler, Auditor Published in Buffalo Center Tribune Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Bison FFA Chapter Degrees were presented to, front from left: Christa Miller, Brooke Hovland, Samantha Sevley, Ivey Greensky, Lucy Hughes, Madison Stenersen and Ashley Baumann. Back row: Chloe Enright, Hunter Gelhaus, Lexis Julsrud-Wertjes, Logan Eichenberger, Steven Milbrandt, Josiah Beenken, Zach Dirksen and Kayla Limberg. Not pictured is Jesse Boehm.

The State FFA Academic Achievement Award has been awarded to Bison FFA members, from left: Caleb Ricke, Daniel Miller, Chance Mayland, Dylan Voortmann and Derek Yegge. Not pictured is Jenna Koppen.

Receiving their Greenhand Degrees at this year’s FFA banquet and awards night were, front from left: Rian Helland, Kendall Melz, Dani Yegge, Cassidy Sachs, Danica Voortmann, Sidney Walton and Sydney Giesking. Back row: Trevor Aukes, Jared Swearingen, Jacob Swearingen, Drew Jensen, Colin Weaver and Austin Haisman. Not pictured is Noah Melz.

Star Award recipients at the Bison FFA Chapter’s annual banquet included, from left: Star Agribusinessman Jon Wubben, Star in Ag Placement Tate Corporon, Star Farmer Dylan Voortmann, Star in Ag Placement Zach Myer and Star Greenhand Danica Voortmann.

Receiving Proficiency Awards during at last week’s FFA banquet were, front from left: Tanner Weaver, Jon Wubben, Lexis Julsrud-Wertjes, Brooke Hovland, Megan Moklestad, Carly Main, Chloe Enright, Ivey Greensky, Samantha Sevley and Rebecca Murray. Back row: Dylan Voortmann, Derek Yegge, Chance Mayland, Tate Corporon, Josh Hofbauer, Josh Mathahs, Zach Myer, Dalton Adams, Steven Milbrandt and Logan Eichenberger.

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