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Easter Egg Hunts Community events over Easter weekend include the following:


10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Garner-Hayfield Elementary School. Children 3-4, northeast side of playground; Children 5-6, northwest side. In the event of rain, move to the middle school gymnasium. Bring a sack or basket for the eggs. Sponsored by Garner Watan-ye.


Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. for children in first through fourth grades. Children in first and second grades at the Veterans Park on Main Avenue across from City Hall. Third and fourth graders at City Park behind City Hall. The Easter bunny will be in the community center for photos and will hand out candy at 10 a.m. The Britt Chamber of Commerce will serve omelets from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Britt Fire Station.


The Easter egg hunt at Corwith will be Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. at the Corwith High School. All ages are welcomed!


The Kanawha Community Easter Egg hunt will be Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. at the softball park in Kanawha. Children 12 years old and younger are invited. The Easter bunny will make an appearance for pictures.

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U.S. 69 Bridge Replacement

Bridge replacement work on U.S. 69, 5 miles north of Iowa 3 near Belmond, in Wright County, will require closing U.S. 69 at this location and detouring traffic beginning Monday, April 14, until Tuesday, Nov. 4, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Britt construction office. Iowa DOT’s construction project website,, has 2014 project details, including cost, schedules, planned detours, current status, start and completion dates, and more.

Community Calendar Wednesday, April 16

Britt Community Blood Drive from 1 - 6:30 p.m. at Britt Municipal Building, 170 Main Avenue South. The Body in the Belfry Easter Dinner Theatre show at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley Community Center. Shows also on 17th and 18th. Thursday, April 17 CWL School Board meets. Friday, April 18 The Senior Choir of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garner, will present their 50th Annual Tenebrae Service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Britt Chamber Omelet Breakfast at the Fire Department from 7-11 a.m. Avery Theater in Garner hosts free showing of Hop at 11 a.m. ad 2 p.m. Paper product donations requested. Monday, April 21 Ventura School Board meeting at 7:15 p.m. West Hancock School Board meeting in Kanawha. Hancock County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Board Chamber, Garner. Tuesday, April 22 Garner City Council - 7 p.m. in Council Chamber, City Hall. Thursday, April 24 Isabelle (Issy) Lemke will speak at 6:30 p.m., in the Klemme Community Room. Monday, April 28 Hancock County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Board Chamber, Garner. Saturday, May 3 Garner City Clean-Up Day. Ladies Tea at the Garner E-Free Church at 10 a.m. Garner Public Library’s Geranium & Bake Sale from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Don’t be shy, send us your events and spread the word. Email, stop by, or call 923-2684. April 18-24 Noah Sunday evening Start time 7:15 p.m.

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ASAP holds town hall meeting Emilie Jenson Residents of Hancock County and the Britt area are taking action to help prevent underage drinking. Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention ASAP – along with the Hancock County Wellness Coalition, hosted a town hall meeting Thursday evening in Duncan to discuss the potential sources for underage drinking and ways to prevent it. Jay Pedelty, prevention specialist at Prairie Ridge of Mason City, served as speaker for the evening, sharing statistics on drug and alcohol abuse. “There are more liquor licenses in Hancock County than there are grocery stores, bars and clothing stores combined,” said Pedelty. “The CDC reported that in 2013 the problematic alcohol costs were $2 billion. Revenue was $115 million. There are about 2.2 million people over 21 in Iowa, that equals about $1,000 a piece.” Pedelty said despite those statistics, prevention is working. “Smoking is down significanty since the 1960’s, so we know preven-

Kelly Grunhovd, prevention director at Prairie Ridge, writes down suggestions given by those in attendance at the ASAP town hall meeting in Duncan. (Emilie Jenson/The Leader) tion works,” he said. He said protective factors, such as social host ordinances, evidence based education alternative activities and consistent enforcement have helped reduce underage drinking in Iowa. “A first offense for a social host is

$750,” he said. Pedelty said minors may use drugs or alcohol because they perceive a benefit or because they are told through media outlets that it works. “People use because they perceive a benefit,” he said. “Problematic use is

subject to availability.” Pedelty said Iowa ranks among the top five binge drinking states in the country, along with North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. “If we look at this like a system, we

can control the system,” he said. “We are a group that can make a difference.” Following Pedelty’s presentation, attendees formed two groups to share thoughts on where underage people drink, why they drink and how it can be prevented. Kelly Grunhovd, prevention director at Prairie Ridge facilitated the discussion and wrote down the ideas shared among the groups. Grunhovd said ASAP has been a group for about six months, working alongside the Garner Asset Project – GAP. “We are trying to be mobilized and help reduce the impact of underage alcohol use,” she said. “We have worked closely with GAP, they are mentoring us.” ASAP meets the second Tuesday of every month at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. The group is always looking for volunteers. “Prairie Ridge helps staff this effort, but really it is an army of volunteers,” said Grunhovd. For more information on ASAP, contact Brenda Smith at bresmith@

Kids enjoy Ag Day at fairgrounds Emilie Jenson Students at West Hancock and Garner-Hayfield elementary schools got a close-up look at farming and agriculture last week. Local third graders attended the Hancock County Farm Bureau’s 17th annual Ag Fair Tuesday April 8 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds in Britt. Groups of students spent about 10 minutes each at several stations, where they learned about everything from farm machinery to animals. Just outside the exhibit building, several large implements including a tractor, planter and combine were on display for students to climb and see firsthand. Students Hayden Lang, Emma Bauer, Jenna Marchand and Shae Groesbeck enjoyed climbing the tall steps into the seat of a large tractor playing with the steerring wheel and bouncing in the seat, but that wasn’t even the highlight of their day. “We loved the chickens,” they all said. Inside, Linda Anderegg have a presentation on how long it takes for a baby chick to hatch and become a full grown chicken. “On day 21 they hatch,” Anderegg told the group. “In two months they will be adults, that is how fast they grow.” The chickens were a popular stop, when Anderegg finished her presentation, each student got to hold a fluffy two-day-old baby chick. Seth Anderson held a chick in the palm of his hand and stroked its fluffy yellow feathers as it cheeped. “I think that means he likes me,” said Anderson. “It’s so cute and cuddly.” Rylan Barnes also said he liked the baby chicks, but learned something while petting a piglet as well. “Pigs aren’t really pink,” he said. At Kim Dornbier’s station, students had the chance to learn about the pigs, and pet a 3-month-old piglet. “Pigs are red, brown, black or white,” Dornbier explained. Other stops included a presentation on worms by Jay Burgardt, corn uses by board members of the Hancock County Ag Museum, beef cattle, dairy cows, goats and horses. Burgardt’s worms also seemed to be a well-liked stop, where no one appeared hesitant to pick up and handle a few of the squirmy creatures. Burgardt explained the benefits of worms and how they help agriculture and can muliply quickly. “I have 15 or 20 worms in my hand today, in a year that can be more than a million worms,” he said. After spending the morning learning about agriculture, the students were served a lunch by the Hancock County Pork Producers. RIGHT: Caitlyn Bjoraker checks out a worm at the Hancock County Farm Bureau’s 17th annual Ag Day. More photos on page 20. (Emilie Jenson/The Leader)

Carnival will return to Hobo Days Garner man killed “When the Hobo Days Association American Carnival Entertainment, of Emilie Jenson in motorcycle accident took over the celebration, that was Hornick, for Aug 7-9. A favorite part of Hobo Days past will be returning to the celebration this year. The Hobo Days Association announced recently that they were able to secure a carnival, which hasn’t been part of the annual celebration for more than a decade. “In the ‘70’s and ‘80’s the carnival was a big part of Hobo Days,” said Ryan Arndorfer, a member of the Hobo Days committee. “It has been more than 10, maybe 15 years since there was a carnival. That stopped and was replaced with inflatables.” Arndorfer said the committee has been pursuing a carnival for the past few years.

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their biggest goal, to get the carnival back.” Securing a carnival right away proved difficult, Arndorfer said. “That weekend in August is actually the busiest weekend of the year for carnivals,” he said. “There are so many fairs and celebrations going on.” Andorfer said members of the association attend a fair and festival convention in Des Moines every year where they meet potential vendors, carnivals and entertainers. “Amy Boekelman has been continually getting in touch with carnivals,” said Arndorfer. “One of them knew of a carnival that was just starting out.” The committee was able to secure

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“They will be here Thursday, Friday and Saturday,” he said. “They will have wristbands available the whole time they are open, and will be going Thursday and Friday nights and Saturday all day.” The carnival will include eight rides for all ages, games, and food, and will allow all vendors from previous years to continue sales at Hobo Days. “The nice thing about them is they will let us have all of our food vendors back,” said Arndorfer. “Some of our vendors have come for almost 50 years and we don’t want to lose them.” We are looking forward to bringing back a carnival and some of that nostalgia to Hobo Days,” he said.

Rebecca Peter A Garner man died of injuries sustained in a car-motorcycle accident that occurred Thursday night, April 10 on Hwy. 18 near Ventura. Benjamin R. Hanson, 30, of Garner, died Friday, April 11, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. The driver of the car involved is Timothy Haes, 27, of Mason City. The accident occurred about 6:24 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy. 18 and Main Ave. in Ventura. According to the Clear Lake Police Department, Hayes was westbound on Hwy. 18 and made a left turn in front of the motorcycle driven by Hanson.

Timothy Hayes was cited for failing to yield making a left turn. Services Held Funeral services for Benjamin Ray Hanson were held Tuesday, April 16 at the Salem United Methodist Church in Meservey. Pastor Crystal Oberheu officiated. Dugger Funeral Home of Belmond was in charge of arrangements. Hanson was a 2002 graduate of Meservey-Thornton/Sheffield-Chapin High School. He was a former employee of Winnebago Industries. He most recently was an assembler at IMT in Garner. The complete obituary for Benjamin Hanson is on page 7 of The Leader.





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The Leader • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Garner council supports mobile stage project Britt City Council discusses bank building Rebecca Peter GARNER – Chamber of Commerce plans to purchase a mobile stage for Duesey Days and other entertainment venues received a boost from the City of Garner last week. Mark Ricke, Chamber of Commerce president, and Lisa Formanek, executive director, updated the council on efforts to secure pledges and grants to purchase a Stageline SL 100. The mobile stage is 33 x 28 feet and comes with programmable lighting. The cost is $125,000. The Chamber of Commerce has $30,000 left to raise. The Chamber of Commerce first approached the council in March about the possibility of purchasing a stage. They noted booking a stage for Duesey Days is becoming increasingly difficult. The Chamber of Commerce will own the stage once purchased, according to Lisa Formanek. The stage will be available to other communities and organizations to rent. “The rental fees will cover licensing, insurance, maintenance and someone to haul and set up the unit. The Chamber of Commerce will oversee all bookings of the unit,” Formanek explained. “Things are happening very quickly,” said Mark Ricke. “Let’s keep the momentum going,” said councilman Tim Schmidt. “It sounds like this is something that will get a lot of use in the future.” On motion by Schmidt, the council

voted to pledge $15,000 for the stage project, contingent upon the dissolution of a Pool Park Shelter House Committee. The $15,000 was money the City set aside for that committee who wanted the funds for a new shelter house at Swimming Pool Park. Including the $15,000 pledge from the City of Garner, the total amount raised for the stage, to date is $95,000. The project has been awarded $60,000 in grants, $30,000 of which is a grant from the John K. & Luise Hanson Foundation. The Duesey Days Committee has pledged $15,000. Two anonymous donors have come forward with donations totaling $35,000. Street Closures The council also approved street closures during Duesey Days, July 11-12. The closures around Central Park State Street as well as the parade route on Saturday will be similar as previous years, said Lisa Formanek. In addition, East 5th Street (south of the Avery Theater) will be a designated fire lane. Alliant Energy Report Jim Collins presented the annual report from Alliant energy. The Alliant Energy Foundation supports the United Way, Chamber of Commerce and contributions to various other events and programs. Alliant invested $140,000 in electrical infrastructure and $42,000 in natural gas infrastructure. Alliant paid $59,000 in property taxes to the city of Garner and

$227,000 in property taxes to Hancock County. The company employs 11 people in Hancock County. In other business, the Garner City Council: •Authorized the use of Garner streets from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for the North Iowa Touring Club’s Family Fun Bicycle Ride on Saturday, July 12. The bike ride is part of the clubs Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival at Clear Lake. •Approved an amendment to the three-year lease between the City and North Iowa Area Community College for office space at the Garner Education Center at $6,230 per year. •Approved a tree request from Scott Bell to take down an ash tree from the right-of-way at 1385 Park Ave. •Accepted the low bid $38,500 from Titan Energy Systems, Des Moines, for a stand-by generator for Well #3 at the water treatment plant. •Heard a report from Jim Welsch, wastewater treatment plant operator, on the impact of the city’s new National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit form the DNR. The council approved the purchase of lab equipment in order meet new DNR permit requirements. •The city will accept competitive proposal from auditing firms for a five-year contact to do the city audit. Proposals are due 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at city hall. •Approved the 2014 Sidewalk Improvement program which encompasses the area of State Street, East 8th Street, Seymour Ave., and East 10th Street.

Goodell waits for approval for lagoon site Rebecca Peter GOODELL – The City of Goodell continues to wait on approval from the Department of Natural Resources and the EPA on a potential site on which to construct new wastewater lagoon for the city. Mayor Pat Sweeney updated the city council, April 7. “We’re planning to go ahead, but it’s very frustrating to try work out the details,” Sweeney told The Leader. Goodell is one of many small Iowa towns facing EPA and DNR clean water mandates, forcing communities to make improvements to their current systems or in Goodell’s case, install an entirely new sewer system. Goodell property owners currently each have individual septic systems. The projected cost estimate for a sanitary sewer project at Goodell (population 139) is $1.9 to 2 million. The city is

working with Yaggy-Colby engineering firm. “This thing can be pretty bad if it’s not monitored carefully,” Sweeney said. “It’s hard on poor people…the elderly in these small towns to try to come up with millions of dollars.” “When you’re in Goodell’s league around 66 houses, no businesses – it’s very difficult. It’s not a question of whether you can afford it. It’s a question of whether the municipality can – that’s when it gets tricky.” Discussion and possible action on increasing the city water rates will be discussed and possibly amended at the May council meeting. Iowa Municipal Oversight Law The April 7 council meeting included a report from Dixie Revland, city clerk on the Iowa Municipal Oversight Law. The law takes effect for FY 2013. Each city in Iowa must have an audit or pay an amount from $100 to $1,200

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annually to the Iowa Office of Auditor. The amount is based on the total amount of expenditures for each fiscal year. The City of Goodell must pay a $475 fee every March and will receive a periodic examination (minimal audit and randomly selected) once every eight years through the Auditor of State’s Office. The $475 fee includes the cost of the audit exam, if there is one. “So it’s actually the cheapest option,” Mayor Sweeney commented. Currently cities of 2,000 or more in population are required to be audited annually. Cities with populations of 700 to 2,000 are required to be audited once every four years. Cities with fewer than 700 are not required to be audited except by citizen petition or as or as required by the Single Audit In other business, the council voted to transfer $5,000 from the General Fund to the Water Fund for this FY 2014. The action was taken because of the cost of recent water line breaks due to the harsh winter season. The council decided not to hold a citywide cleanup day this year because of the expense. The council will wait a year and then decide whether or not have one.

Emilie Jenson The former bank building on Main Avenue continued to be the main point of discussion for the Britt City Council during their regular meeting Monday, April 7. The building, which was acquired by the city more than two years ago, has been in poor condition and the city has considered both demolition and sale of the structure. Councilman Mike Ostercamp suggested no more money be spent on the bank building until a solid plan is put into place for its future. “I don’t think we should put anymore money into it until we have a plan,” he said. “Until we have someone sitting here with us saying I want to partner with the City of Britt to save this building. If there is an interested buyer I want to get them here; sit them down and talk about it.” Ostercamp said he believes no more city dollars should be put into the building at this time if there is the possibility that it would be demolished. “Why put in another $10,000 here and $15,000 there without a plan if it may come down,” he said. Councilman Curt Gast said he understands the need for possible demolition, but for the cost of demolition would

The bank building on Main Avenue is under discussion by the Britt City Council. The rear addition of the structure is rapidly deteriorating. (Emilie Jenson/The Leader) rather see the building saved. individual we were helping, it would.” “We need to see what the cost of dem- The council tabled any action on the olition is,” said Gast. “We hear $250,000 matter for 30 days to get estimates on the but we don’t have a quote on that. cost of demolition. “If it comes down to taking the build- In other business, the council approved ing down and spending $200,000 if the 30-day suspension of the Britt Foods someone is interested, I’d just assume tobacco license due to compliance violawe try to save it. If you spend that to take tions, effective April 14 and heard bids it down you have nothing,” Ostercamp for a library roof from Dan Patten Roofsaid. ing for $31,616 for base or $38,178 with The city could spend the money to a layer of added insulation and $31,500 repair the building and find someone from Midwest. Also approved were to lease it, but the city-owned building street closures for the Britt Chamber of would not generate any tax revenue, Os- Commerce for May 2 and Westview tercamp said. Care Center for May 14. “The city could not generate tax revenue,” he said. “But if we had a private

Klemme to add sewer service charge Rebecca Peter KLEMME – Klemme city officials held the first reading on a proposed ordinance to add a $5 sewer service charge per month. No comments on service charge were heard during an April 7 hearing. The revenue will help pay for improvements to the city’s wastewater lagoon system that are being mandated by the Iowa Department of Resources. The city has until February 2017 to be in compliance with new DNR discharge permit requirements. City officials are working with engineers from Veenstra & Kimm on plans for an enhanced treatment aerated lagoon system with the Bio-Domes process for the lagoon system. Mayor Ken Blank said second and Tom Bonjour, Goodell Betterment Board, reported activities at the community hall for March were a little quiet. The hall is booked for three graduations in May. Alan Pralle, fire chief, reported that the meeting with the Township Trustees was postponed to April 8. Bunker gear for the department has been purchased. The Hancock County Foundation paperwork for the grant will be completed soon.

third readings will be held at the May and June council meetings, before the sewer service change goes into effect. Cleanup Day Cleanup Day at Klemme will be Saturday, May 17. A large roll-off dumpster to be placed in town for continual clean up. Rules regarding Cleanup Day will be sent in the April and May water bill and posted around town. Terry Meints, financial advisor, reported on the Iowa Municipal Oversight Law and the changes for city audits. It will cost the City of Klemme $900 each year. Quasquicentennial The council heard a report on plans for the Klemme Quasquicentennial Celebration (QQC), June 17-18. Isabella (Issy) Lemke will be the guest speaker at the April 24 QQC meeting. Street closings for the event will be discussed at a future meeting. Kenneth Weiland, public works director, reported that the light pole on west main was installed Monday morning. Painting street poles will begin as the weather gets warmer. The council accepted a quote of $729.00 from Iowa Lot Striping to repaint street curbs, crosswalks, and lines on Main Street from the park to the railroad tracks, along with west side of bank and back of city hall.

Weiland presented three price quotes to inspect the pumping unit in well No. 1. After much discussion, the council accepted the quote from Northway Well and Pump Co. at a cost of $5,300 with materials extra if needed. Other action by the council at the meeting was as follows: •Awarded the 2014 contract for mosquito control for the town to Mosquito Control of Iowa for $2,502.90. The price is a 3 percent increase from 2012. •Renewed a Class C Beer permit for the Weathered Goose.


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The View from Here by Dennis Guth

It’s becoming evident that our early adjournment for the 2014 session has been a mirage that disappears as we get closer to it. I had hoped the session would end on April 17th, but it’s obvious we will need at least a few days to get things buttoned up for the year. Perhaps one of the best things we did this week is the Social Host Bill, SF 2310 which passed 47-0. This bill punishes adults for allowing the consumption of alcohol by non-family mixers on their property. The bill was watered down a little from its original form but will provide a state wide minimum standard while allowing local governments the ability to enact stiffer standards for their city/county. This bill has been pushed by high school students for several years. Hats off to all those students for their diligent work to get this passed.   Of interest to Iowa sportsmen was last week’s bill which was unanimously passed, allowing the use of a crossbow during the late muzzle loading season. I am personally acquainted with a few senior hunters who have begun to find bow hunting a challenge and hop this bill allows them to enjoy the sport for many more years.   There has been lots of interest in the bill that would legalize suppressors on firearms. This is one of the bills that has broad bi-partisan support, but will not come up for a vote because of the Senate leadership. There are many who say they don’t vote for the party, that they vote for the individual. I agree with that sentiment, but this is one of several cases that proves a different point. There are Democrats who would support this bill so you can feel you are supporting Second Amendment Right when you vote for the individual. In fact, unless the leadership in the Senate is changed by a change in majority party, those pro-gun Senators will never get to vote on any of these bills. Leadership is key to passing anything regarding pro-life, traditional marriage, or budget reductions.   This session we’ve heard several times from Senate Democrats about the minimum wage. I’d like to share what I read on that subject a few weeks ago in a national magazine.   The CEO of a company was giving a tour of the company a few years ago. One stop was at their warehouse, where about 20 employees were at work. When the CEO was asked how much the company paid these employees, he had to admit he wasn’t sure.   He pulled aside one of the employees and asked, “How much do we pay you?” Her response was, “Minimum wage.” Puzzled she asked, “Is there a

problem?” That night, as the CEO thought back on that incident, he was troubled. “What message are we sending to these employees?”—he thought. “We are telling them that if we could legally pay them less, we would. What is that doing for morale?”   The next week, all these employees received a $.25-$.50/hour raise. Then, the CEO met with his board to determine how much they could pay each employee, and still meet their obligations to shareholders. The result was more than just an increase in wages, it was an increase in the sense of value each employee had of themselves.   This double benefit could not have been legislated. Raising the minimum wage could have changed the economic picture for these employees, but would have done little for their morale. They’d still have the attitude that the company would pay them less if they could. A heart change did more than a law change.   Let’s consider the bullying bill that we passed some weeks ago. Somehow, as we debated that bill, I sensed it was more about retaliating against the bullies than it was about stopping bullying. Part of the language stated that we wanted to change the “culture” of the schools. The Oxford Dictionary defines culture as “the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.” When we talk about changing a culture, we are talking about changing something external to ourselves.   I suggest that, there again, the best way to achieve this change is not with a law but with a heart change. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is the only law needed to regulate bullying when the heart is right.   So, how do we change the heart? Our heart is wounded because we all have a sense of guilt. Some say this guilt comes from society that judges us too harshly. But the Bible and our own experience tell us that we feel guilty because we are guilty. We all would like to do “good,” but we know that we have at some time behaved badly.   I’m grateful that this month we celebrate Easter. Easter is a time when we remember that there is a cure for a wounded heart. If we admit that we have done wrong and desire to turn away from it, we can ask God for forgiveness through the blood of His Son. When we do that, there can be a change of heart, which results in a change in our lives.   As always, you can contact me at or call me at 641-430-0424. It is a privilege to serve you. Have a great Easter season!

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Many of you have watched on television or followed by radio newscast as the scenario unfolds regarding secret settlements that were paid by some state departments at the time of a public employee’s termination, including money supposedly paid out in exchange for that employee’s silence.   For the past couple of weeks there has been much discussion about the use of confidential settlement agreements involving state employees and the Governor’s office.  The Governor has been accused of secretly permitting these agreements but has repeatedly denied any knowledge of them.  He has since issued an Executive Order that calls for transparency in all future agreements made in an attempt to insure that the public will be kept in the loop as long as he is Governor.    Monday the House passed HF 2462, 63-35, that would replace the Governor’s Executive Order into State Code and make the Governor’s order permanent, not only for today but for all future governors and their administrations.    As set forth in The Des Moines Register dated April 7, 2014, the bill does four important things:   FIRST, it defines a “personnel settlement agreement” as a binding legal agreement between the state and an employee that resolves a dispute, in-

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cluding an employment grievance. The terms of these agreements would be explicitly covered by an existing provision of the open-records law requiring public disclosure of all state and local government settlement agreements.   SECOND, it makes clear in state law that “personnel settlement agreements shall not contain any confidentiality of nondisclosure provision that attempts to prevent the disclosure of the personnel settlement agreement.”  Any such confidentiality language in settlements would be rendered void and unenforceable.   THIRD, it makes a record open to the public of the fact that a public employee “resigned in lieu of termination” or was demoted.  The bill would also require public disclosure of “the documented reasons and rationale for the resignation in lieu of termination, the discharge, or the demotion.”   FINALLY, it would require personnel settlement agreements to be posted on the Internet.   This bill, if enacted, should prevent future agreements designed to keep the

public in the dark when an agreement is reached with a public employee to settle an employment grievance. It would make clear that the terms of settlement agreements are open for public inspection.  And it would go the extra mile to assure accountability by making the agreements publicly available online.   The bill is now currently sitting in the Government Oversight Committee on the Senate side where their own version is being discussed.    I am proud of the way the House has responded to this issue.  Until this news broke a couple of weeks ago, I do not believe anyone here in the House knew that these agreements existed.  If a termination agreement is necessary, the public has the right to know.    This bill, if agreed to by the Senate this session and signed by the Governor, will assure this.    I continue to encourage you to contact me if you have any issues or concerns.  Be sure to include your name and address with any communications to my office.

lepsy to have access to a drug that may help them? You bet we do! That drug is not crude marijuana. It is Epidiolex and it is currently under clinical trial. There is a federal program in place allowing doctors of parents with children suffering from intractable epilepsy to obtain this drug while it is under trial. The common sense fact is that smoking anything, including marijuana, is not healthy. The current bill in the Iowa legislature (SF2215) is a replica of the bill passed in Colorado allowing people to be prescribed crude herbal marijuana by “practitioners”. It allows grow operations by the patient, primary care giver, and non-profit organizations. It is not a bill related to the scientifically tested medicinal components of marijuana. It does nothing to address the federal issues related to legally obtaining the medicinal components of marijuana currently being tested. Marijuana remains the primary illegal drug of choice in Iowa, for both adults and youth. Messaging by special interest groups and legalization laws in other states are already impacting Iowa. The proportion of Iowans (adults and juveniles) entering substance abuse treatment primarily due to marijuana use has reached its highest point in 20

years. Colorado sourced Iowa law enforcement marijuana interdiction stops increased from 10% in 2010 to 36% in 2012. According to the National Institutes for Health, workers testing positive for marijuana have 55% more accidents, 85% more injuries, and 75% more absenteeism. The internationally recognized Dunedin study demonstrated that persistent adolescent marijuana use can cause a long-term 8 point drop in IQ. Quitting or cutting back did not fully eliminate the IQ loss. Young people will experiment with available drugs. Any laws making crude herbal marijuana legal, whether “controlled” or not, will increase availability to our youth. The bottom line is, the “medical” marijuana movement is about MONEY. Marijuana-based investor groups hold national conferences and expect the national market to grow to $10.2 billion in five years. Altria, the parent company of Phillip Morris, has purchased the Web domain names “” and “” Unfortunately, the tax payer will be the one left holding the bag. According to national Project SAM, (Smarter Approaches to Marijuana), “Any tax revenues gained by legalized marijuana would quickly be offset by societal costs.” If marijuana follows the history of alcohol and tobacco, for every $1 gained in tax revenues, $10 will be lost in legal, health, social, and regulatory costs. Is there work that needs to be done concerning testing and access to medicinal components derived from the crude herbal marijuana plant? Yes. Are there issues that need to be discussed regarding the discrimination and penalization of those who experimented with marijuana, especially in their youth? Yes. Is a greater focus on education using fact and science based marijuana information needed? Yes. Will legalizing the crude herbal marijuana plant for medical use address any of these issues? NO. Submitted by: Mary Schissel, Director, Mason City Youth Task Force Deb Quintus, Director, Garner Asset Project Angie Asa-Lovstad, Director, Kossuth Connections Kelly Grunhovd, Prevention Services Manager, Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Services

“Medical” marijuana movement is about money Guest Editorial

By Mary Schissel, Director, Mason City Youth Task Force

Public opinion is changing on the medicinal benefits of marijuana across our country. The problem is, the public has been fed factoids through a smoke screen produced by special interest groups, including big tobacco. They have intentionally blurred the language between the crude herbal marijuana plant and isolated medicinal components of the plant currently being tested. Some of the isolated medicinal components, such as CBD, have shown promise in treating severe forms of epilepsy in medical trials. The special interest groups consistently use heart-breaking examples of children suffering hundreds of seizures daily to promote their cause. What they don’t say is that a New York study, published in the Harm Reduction Journal, found that the average user of medical marijuana was a 32-year-old white male who had used cocaine and methamphetamine in their lifetime. Or that according to the Colorado Dept. of Health, only 2% report cancer and 1% report HIV/AIDS as their reason for using marijuana. Do we want children with severe epi-

Late Night Changes Can I be selfish and say I wish the greatest thing to happen to Stephen Colbert’s career didn’t happen? When David Letterman announced his retirement, I had a feeling that Colbert, or perhaps Jon Stewart himself, would be on the shortlist to take Dave’s spot. I never thought he’d take it though. After all, Colbert is the king of his kingdom. He’s been knighted. He’s had his head shaved by order of the President. He’s won Grammys and Emmys. He coined Merriam-Webster’s 2006 “Word of the Year.” There’s a treadmill in space named after him and he has his own flavor of Ben and Jerry’s. What more could he possibly want out of life? No offense to Letterman, who is certainly the best of network late night, but was the allure of “The Late Show” really so strong that Colbert would give up his ‘nation’?

Apparently it was. I’ve read that Colbert has had his eyes on Dave’s desk for some time now, even scheduling his own contract renewals to coincide with Letterman’s in anticipation of this exact scenario. Considering it took less than a week for CBS to sign him to a five-year contract, I doubt they had to ask him more than once. But while this may be Colbert’s dream job, I’m going to take a page out of his character’s book and ask, “How does this affect me?” Sadly, Colbert has said that his pundit character won’t be making the move from “The Colbert Report” to “The Late Show.” He’ll keep the French pronunciation, but his right-wing parody persona will be left behind at Comedy Central. CBS will do what congressional hearings could not. Make Stephen Colbert break character. It will be difficult to divorce the man

Age of The Geek

Travis Fischer is a writer for Mid America Publishing

from the persona he’s crafted over the last decade, probably as much for Colbert as his audience. I’ll miss the infinitely egotistical and illogical character he played, but it will be interesting to see how much of his persona was an act. What’s more interesting will be seeing if, or how much, CBS will restrain Colbert’s political leanings. It’s hard to believe that somebody would hire the nation’s most successful political satirist and not let him do what he does best. On the other hand, it’s also hard to believe that the move from cable to network won’t force a more watered down program for the broader audience.

Sure, Letterman had no problem mining politics for jokes, most of what I knew about the Clinton administration came from watching “The Late Show” as a kid, but he’s never carried the same kind of political weight or tackled political issues as strongly. And what about the guests? No offense to Letterman, but his average line-up of guests are generally less cerebral than Colbert, and his audience, is used to. While Letterman interviewed Tom Selleck and Lindsay Lohan last week, Colbert was talking to a mathematician and getting romantically rejected by Jane Goodall. LATE NIGHT to page 4

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Banta memorial fund-raiser GARNER - Last January, two local teens died in a two-car accident on ice-covered roads east of Crystal Lake. Tiffany Banta, 19, her sister, Chyann, 15, were fatally injured when they lost control of their car on the ice. The car crossed the centerline and a broadside collision with an on-coming vehicle occurred. Now, a Garner-Hayfield/Ventura freshman is spearheading a fund-raising effort to build a gazebo in memory of the sisters. Jacee Heitland says Chyann Banta was one of her best friends. In addition to classes together, Jacee and Chyann would go ice-skating, to the movies and the mall, and generally hangout. Jacee is working with Steve Hanna of Crystal Lake on the memorial project. Hanna was the driver of the other vehicle involved the accident. The two hope to raise $10,000. A fund-raiser will be held at Buffalo Wild Wings in Mason City, Wednesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to midnight. Customers who bring in a special Banta Memorial Gazebo ticket will have 10 percent of all pre-tax food sales donated to the memorial fund. Tickets for the April 23 fund-raiser at Buffalo Wild Wings can be printed out from the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura website: Garner-Hayfield_Community_Scho/ Banta_Memorial_Fundraiser_-_Do/

Banta_Memorial_Fundraiser. Tickets are also available at: Reliance State Bank and Clear Lake State Bank in Garner, Your Place, Ay Jalisco, Subway, Pizza Ranch, Dollar General, Ace Hardware in Garner, and at KIMT Customers must have tickets with them. No tickets will be available at the restaurant. A fund-raiser is also planned at the Other Place in Clear Lake on May 10. (No tickets are needed.) Tiffany Banta, a 2012 graduate of Garner-Hayfield, was a former employee of both restaurants. Steve Hanna said the gazebo will be located in the city park at Crystal Lake. Hanna, owner of Rocky Creek Campground, said the gazebo is also in memory of several long-time patrons of the campground who have passed away in recent years. “It’s a pretty nice spot,” Hanna said. “People can sit there and look at the lake.” Hanna was working on getting a gazebo for the park when the accident happened. He is looking at local grant funding sources for sidewalks and other improvements in connection with the project. A stand when RAGBRAI comes through Crystal Lake this summer is also being considered.

NIACC offers ballroom dancing

West Hancock ride your tractor to school day

From left to right, Vanessa Neito (by back tire), Skye Viles, Taylor Beachy, James Mc Neill, Morghan Campbell, Paxton Johnson, and Joshua Hejlik (behind) post in front of Taylor Glawe’s tractor. Taylor, along with other West Hancock students rode their tractors to school to celebrate agriculture and their roles in the FFA. (Photo courtesy of Tommy Nelson)

Annual Pony Express Ride on Friday unteers from Hancock County raised over $1,620. Local volunteers will again be asking for donations in Garner on Good Friday morning. The group will meet at Mat’s Place in Garner at 11:30 a.m. for noon lunch. The riders will leave Garner at 12:30 p.m. and ride to Klemme arriving there at about 1:30 p.m. The ride proceeds to Kanawha, arriving at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday morning will begin at 6 a.m. with a “riders breakfast” at the Kanawha Fire Station. At 7 a.m. the first rider will saddle up and take turns riding a mile each and arrive in Clari-

on about 8:30, continuing on to Jewell hopefully arriving there about 11:45. The local group then trailers to Story City for noon lunch. They will trailer on to the John Deere plant in Ankeny where all the rides meet. At 2:30 the entire group ride together from there to Camp Sunnyside where they are welcomed by hundreds of people, many of those who use the camp. Camp Sunnyside is located on an 80-acre wooded area designed to offer children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy activities many of us take for granted. Some of the things the camp offers is a full season aquatic

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Since 1969, the Pony Express Riders of Iowa have raised more than $9 million dollars for Easter Seals Camp Sunny near Ankeny, Iowa. In the past 45 years, the Pony Express organization has grown stronger with now over 1 000 volunteers state-wide The annual ride will take place on Good Friday, April 18. Last year vol-

center designed with ramps so campers can enter the water with ease. Other activities they can enjoy is horse back riding, spend time at the archery range, canoe on the pond and many other things. The local volunteers sincerely express their appreciation to every one that have donated to this very special camp.

ABCs in Nature at Lime Creek

A program entitled “ABCs in Nature” will be held at the Lime Creek Nature Center on Monday, April 21 at 4 p.m. Children 3-10 years old accompanied by an adult are invited to take a hike at the nature center to find objects for letters of the alphabet. Younger children will be enjoying time outdoors while practicing using their alphabet; older children will enjoy the challenge of finding as many letters as they can during the hike. There is no charge for this program but registration required - please call 423-5309 to register or for more information.

Dance the night away at the Surf Ballroom. Learn basic ballroom dance steps and practice to shine on the dance floor with teachers Clyde and Kathy Janssen.  Fox trot, swing, and waltz steps will be taught.  Dancing is excellent exercise as well as fun and romantic.

LATE NIGHT from page 3 Sure, Colbert’s guests include the usual gambit of authors and musicians that make the rounds whenever they have a product to hawk, but Colbert has also been a regular outlet for scientists and government figures more interested in educating the public than self-promotion. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is “The Colbert Report’s” most frequent guest and he’s not the only physicist to appear on the show. Not to mention the government authority figures that are interested in self-promotion. Colbert better get cracking if he’s going to finish his 435part series, “Better Know A District,” before moving day. It’d be nice if Colbert kept the same pedigree of guests, but I’m not holding my breath. As great as his new show will probably be, “The Colbert Report” is a show that won’t be easily replaced. Which brings us to another question. Who is going to take Colbert’s timeslot

Dance classes will be held at the historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake.  The session is for nine weeks, from 7 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday nights beginning April 28. Tuition is $84 per person. Registration is required. Call: 1-888466-4222 ext. 4358 or 641-422-4358. The course number is 91380. following “The Daily Show?” Assuming Jon Stewart will take this opportunity to produce a new spin-off show, who among his staff could host it? The obvious choice would be John Oliver, but he just recently got his own show on HBO. Aasif Mandvi could probably carry his own show, but he seems to have his eye on Hollywood instead. Perhaps Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, married couple and the two longest serving correspondents, could go out on their own. I suppose Comedy Central could just come up with a different show all together, but I probably wouldn’t watch that. Which works out, I suppose, since I’ll need to open up room in my schedule for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Travis Fischer is a news writer for Mid-America Publishing and hopes Colbert keeps the “Top Ten” list.

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2014 Garner E-Free Ladies Tea Saturday, May 3 • 10 a.m. Garner Evangelical Free Church RSVP to Jody Marmaro 641-529-6685 “Beautifully Broken” Guest speakers: Amy Brause (Luke 15:1-7) and Jody Marmaro (Hebrews 12:2)

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Steven’s favorite subject in school is Math. Outside of school, he likes to play video games, use his imagination and go to the pool in the summer! Steven likes having Shirley as his mentor because he is funny and fun to be with, and he is my best friend. He really enjoys it when they play games and put together model cars. Shirley enjoys being a mentor because he is giving back to the community and to help young people when needed. He enjoys being with Steven and watching him grow.

One-On-One Mentoring Paid for by the Mason City Youth Task Force Sponsored by the Garner Asset Project If you would like to become a mentor, please contact Shirley Brown, Coordinator Garner-Hayfield High School 1080 Division St • Garner, IA 50438 • 641-430-4716 We would love to have YOU become a part of our One-On-One Mentoring team!


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The Word is… Spelling Bee

On Wednesday, March 26, three students from Ventura/Garner-Hayfield competed in the local spelling bee at the AEA 267. They are (L to R) Tyler Nielsen (7th grade), Cassie Davis, and Colton Schroeder, both 8th graders. (Submitted photo)

Area trails open for recreational traffic Effective immediately, the Trolley Trail between Mason City and Clear Lake has been swept and is open for the season. The 5-mile recreational paved trail, located along B-35 from Hoover Ave in Mason City west to Indigo Ave, is used for biking, running, rollerblading and walking. All motorized vehicles are prohibited on the trail. The trail is mowed and swept as needed by the County Conservation Board staff. As a reminder, any organized event using the trail must be pre-approved by the Conservation Board so other users of the trail will have advanced notice. As well, all designated trails at Lime

Creek Conservation Area are open to foot, horse and bicycle traffic. Although, if weather conditions become rainy making trail conditions poor and muddy, trails will be closed to horse and bicycle traffic until conditions improve. Special trail use patrons (i.e. horseback & bicycles) are responsible for determining if the CGCCB has special use restrictions in effect (i.e. trail closures) throughout the year. All LCCA equestrian and dog handlers are reminded to cleanup animal waste deposited in the parking lot area and throughout the trail system. All pets shall not be allowed to run at large, they

must be confined to a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length. All LCCA users are also reminded not to block access gates and trail heads. All users are required to park in proper designated parking areas while utilizing the Lime Creek Conservation Area and all unauthorized parking will be enforced. For more information or Recreational Experience Close to Home brochures outlining the trail system or other areas, contact the Cerro Gordo County Conservation office at (641) 423-5309, visit the web site at, or stop at the Lime Creek Nature Center M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bucket Bottle Show at County Fair

The Bucket Bottle Calf show will be Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. at the Hancock County District Fair.  The Feeder calf class will be Friday, July 25 in the morning during the cattle show.  All calves are stalled at the fair from Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27.  Please contact the Hancock County Extension Office at 641-923-2856 to identify animals you intend to show or if you need help finding a bucket bottle calf.   Each year the Hancock County Bucket Bottle Calf show is very popular for young people at the Hancock County

District Fair. The Fair Board hosts an open show for any youth in the district (Hancock County and surrounding counties) in pre-school through 3rd grade.  4th-8th grade 4-H members in the district can also participate.  Rules and judging criteria for the bucket bottle calf show are: • Calves must be born between March 15 - May 1 • Exhibitor must take possession of the calf within two weeks of birth • Calves must be tagged and identified by May 15th • Calves must be bucket of bottle fed,

no nursing • Calves will be shown at halter • Judging will be based on knowledge of exhibitor and health of calf A feeder calf class is also available under the exact same rules except the calves are to be nursed on the cow and not bottle/bucket fed and judging is based on confirmation and quality of the animal. For additional information about the shows, how to get a calf, & how to sign up please contact the Hancock County Extension Office at 641-923-2856 or

The Corwith Public Library held a story time April 9 after school. The focus was on the different ways to read stories. One book was read from a traditional book and another that was downloaded to an i-Pad. The kids made their own book constructed from brown paper sacks and then decorated. A game was played afterward and treats were served. (Submitted photo)

Celebrate National Library Week April 13-19

This week, the Garner Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, and library workers.     Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses, or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.  Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.    Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students,

and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.    “Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Ellen Petty, Director. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”    Stop in and see what the library can do for you. Library hours are Monday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednes-

The Kossuth County Conservation Board campgrounds officially opened April 15 for the 2014 camping season. This includes the facilities at Burt Lake Park, Siems Park, and Smith Lake. The modern restroom facilities and water hydrants at these parks will be turned on at a later date. The fee for camping at Smith Lake is

$15 for pad camping and $8 per night for the tent camping area. The fee for camping at Siems Park or Burt Lake is $10 per night for electric and $6 per night for non-electric. Please contact the Water’s Edge Nature Center at 515-295-2138 if you have any questions.

Kossuth campgrounds open

day: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Thursday: Noon – 8 p.m.; Friday: Noon – 5:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information stop in or visit our website at nilc/garner or contact us at 641-9232850 or First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.  

Lemke next QQC speaker

Isabelle (Issy) Lemke, former Klemme resident, will speak Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., in the Klemme Community Room as part of the Klemme Quasquicentennial events. Isabelle will reminisce about her 30 years in Klemme. She was a teacher in Klemme when she met and married Mike Lemke. He was general manager of the Klemme Co-op for many years. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the conversation. A light lunch will be served at 6 p.m. A freewill donation will be accepted.

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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” –Joshua 1:9 Baptist BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH (GARBC) 480 Main Ave. N, Britt, 50423 Phone 843-3110 Pastor Greg Baum Sunday, April 20 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Church 6 p.m. Sunday Evening Service Wednesday, April 23 6 p.m. Awana Clubs Catholic THE CATHOLIC PARISHES OF HANCOCK COUNTY ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC CHURCH 660 Bush, Garner - Phone 923-2329 ST. WENCESLAUS CATHOLIC CHURCH Duncan ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH Britt Fr. Dennis W. Miller, Pastor Fr. Paul E. Lippstock, Sacramental Priest Holy Thursday, April 17 7 p.m. Mass at Britt Good Friday, April 18 3 p.m. Liturgical Service & Holy Communion at Garner 8 p.m. Tenebrae Service at Duncan Holy Saturday, April 19 10 a.m. Holy Hour & Reconciliation at Garner 8 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass at Duncan Easter Sunday, April 20 8 a.m. Mass at Britt 10 a.m. Mass at Garner Monday, April 21 No Mass Tuesday, April 22 No Mass Wednesday, April 23 8 a.m. Mass at Duncan 5 p.m. Reconciliation at Britt 5:30 p.m. Mass at Britt ST. BENEDICT CATHOLIC CHURCH 2003 190th St., Algona, 50511 Phone 515-679-4279 Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 a.m. Mass Saturdays 6:30 p.m. Mass ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 403 East St., S., Wesley, 50483 Phone 515-679-4279 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. Mass Saturdays 5 p.m. Mass Sundays 8:30 a.m. Mass Church of Christ IMMANUEL REFORMED UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST North Fourth & Elder, Klemme Phone 587-2462 Pastor Donna Buckmann Sunday, April 20 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Coffee Fellowship *Dorcas 1st Wednesday each month. *Women’s Fellowship 2nd Wednesday. Evangelical Free EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 810 Second Ave SW, Britt, 50423 Pastor Stan Johnson Pastor Mark Stevens Phone 843-3861 Sundays 9 a.m. Services

10:15 a.m. Sunday School EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 502 Reed St., W., Wesley, 50483 Phone 515-679-4460 Jason Boomgarden, Pastor Sundays 9 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School 6 p.m. Evening Service (1st & 3rd Sunday) GARNER EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 580 Hwy 18 E., Garner, 50438 Phone 923-6092 Haddon Anderson, Pastor Thursday, April 17 6:30 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study Friday, April 18 6:30 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study 7 p.m. Community Good Friday Service at Peace Reformed Saturday, April 19 8 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Sunday, April 20 8 a.m. Worship Team Practice 8:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11:40 a.m. Business Meeting 6 p.m. WIRED (Jr High) 7 p.m. SOJOURN (High School) Monday, April 21 6:30 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study Tuesday, April 22 6:30 a.m. Prayer/Bible Study Wednesday, April 23 6 a.m. Men’s Outreach & Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Elder/Trustee Meeting 7 p.m. Teen Small Group 7:45 p.m. Prayer Meeting @ Anderson’s Lutheran FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) 1985 290th St., Miller, Garner, 50438 Handicap Accessible Phone 927-4413 Thursday, April 17 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday Communion/ Lenten Service Sunday, April 20 7 a.m. Sonrise Service & Breakfast 9 a.m. Worship FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 70 5th Ave, NW, Britt, 50423 Phone 843-3172 Interim Pastor Norman Bauer Thursday, April 17 1 p.m. Westview Communion 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Holy Communion Friday, April 18 Church Office Closed 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Service Sunday, April 20 7 a.m. Sunrise Service/Holy Communion to follow No Sunday School 10 a.m. Festival Service/Holy Communion 7 p.m. AA Meeting Tuesday, April 22 12-1 Community Prayer Wednesday, April 23 5:45-6:45 p.m. Confirmation 6 p.m. Luther League 6:30 p.m. Praise Team ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2405 260th St., Garner Phone 829-4493 The Rev. Carl Hedberg Sunday, April 20 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH PO Box 212, 517 SE Elm St., Corwith, 50430

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ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) and Little Lambs Preschool 810 State Street, Garner Phone 923-2261 The Rev. Scott A. Kozisek 641-923-2261, Email: stpauloffice@ Office Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. Thursday, April 17 1:45 p.m. Concord Bingo (H) 4:40 p.m. Confirmands Pics 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service/First Communion 8 p.m. Confirmand Reception Friday, April 18 7:30 p.m. Tenebrae Service Sunday, April 20 Service may be heard at 12:30 p.m. on 107.3 KIOW-FM 6:30 a.m. Worship/Communion 7:45-8:45 a.m. Easter Breakfast 9 a.m. Worship/Communion Monday, April 21 4 p.m. LWML Board Wednesday, April 23 5:15 p.m. CE Meal 5:45 p.m. CE Classes 5:45 p.m. Love Languages No Senior Choir Methodist UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 707 4th St. SW, Britt Phone 843-3523 The Rev. Robert Dodge Sundays 9 a.m. Worship UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 214 Clinton St., Box 217, Corwith, 50430 The Rev. Beatrice Kinzler Sundays 10 a.m. Worship Food Pantry by Appt. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 885 Maben, Garner Phone 923-2191 Pastor Paul Evans Thursday, April 17 9:30 a.m. Bible Study Prairie View 9:30 a.m. Joy Circle, Fellowship Hall 1:30 p.m. Esther Circle, Fellowship Hall 4-6 p.m. God’s Pantry 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service, Fellowship Hall Friday, April 18 12 p.m. Community Cross Walk beginning at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday, April 20 7 a.m. Sunrise Service 8 a.m. Easter Breakfast 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Celebration No Fellowship Following Worship 5:30 p.m. Disciple I (Fireside Room) Monday, April 21 9-11 a.m. God’s Pantry 1 a.m. Staff Meeting 1 p.m. Quilters Wednesday, April 23 1 p.m. Quilters No Confirmation Class 5:30 p.m. UMW Spiritual Bazaar UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 201 Willow St., Goodell Phone 641-495-6102 Pastor Michael Shaffer Sunday, April 20 7:30 a.m. Easter Service at UCC 8:30 a.m. Worship Service Tuesday, April 22

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Klemme Phone 641-587-2540 Pastor Michael Shaffer Thursday, April 17 7 p.m. Holy Thursday Worship Friday, April 18 7 p.m. Good Friday Worship at UCC Sunday, April 20 7:30 a.m. Easter Service at UCC 10 a.m. Worship Service Monday, April 21 1:30 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday, April 23 4-5:30 p.m. Confirmation 7 p.m. Young Parents Group Meeting UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 306 3rd St., LuVerne, 50560 Phone 515-882-3509 Sundays 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School Wednesdays 7 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Non-denominational OPEN ARMS CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CHURCH Meets at Garner Ed. Center, 325 W. 8th Street Church Office: 425 State Street, Garner Phone 641-425-4095 Email: Pastor Keith Hood Thursday, April 17 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Foot Washing Service (GEC) Friday, 7 p.m. Good Friday Service (GEC) Sunday, April 20 8 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service 9 a.m. Easter Pot-Luck Breakfast Monday, April 21 Bible Study @ Maxine Upmeyer’s Tuesday, April 22 7-9 p.m. Pastor’s Office Hours Wednesday, April 23 4-5 p.m. 1st Year Confirmands 5-6 p.m. 2nd Year Confirmands 7-9 p.m. Youth Group Presbyterian UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 475 Maben Ave., Garner Phone 923-2274 Justin Asche, Pastor Thursday, April 17 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Pastor Justin in Office Friday, April 18 Cupcakes to Concord Care Center Noon Crosswalk 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at the Peace Reform Church Sunday, April 20 8:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast 9:30 a.m. Worship/Communion Monday, April 21 Newsletter items due to Kris Tuesday, April 22 9:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m. Pastor Justin in Office Wednesday, April 23 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Pastor Justin in Office 1:00 p.m. From the Heart Workshop 6:00 p.m. Bible Study Reformed At the Crossroads Ministries BRITT CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 569 Main Ave. N, Britt, 50423

Phone 843-3308 Pastor Joel De Boer Sundays 10 a.m. Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Sunday School PEACE REFORMED CHURCH 3 mi. S. Hwy 69, Garner, 50438 Phone 923-3060 Pastor Harvey Opp Wednesday, April 16 7 p.m. Men’s Study Thursday, April 18 1:30 p.m. Prairie View Friday, April 19 7 p.m. Community Service Sunday, April 20 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Monday, April 21 2:30 p.m. Concord Care Bible Study Wednesday, April 23 4 p.m. Catechism 7 p.m. Youth League & Women’s Bible Study ZION EVANGELICAL & REFORMED CHURCH 760 W. 8th, Garner Phone 923-3152

Brian Lund, Pastor Thursday, April 17 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Services Friday, April 18 12 p.m. Cross Walk 7 p.m. Worship at Peace Reformed Church Sunday, April 20 8 a.m. SonRise Service Breakfast and Egg Hunt 10:30 a.m. Worship 4 p.m. Concord Care Tuesday, April 22 9 a.m. Prayer Group 1:30 p.m. Prairie View Bible Study Wednesday, April 23 2:30 p.m. 7th/8th Grade Confirmands 5:30 p.m. New Life Supper 6 p.m. New Life Kids Club 6 p.m. 9th Grade Confirmands 6:15 p.m. Sr. High/Adult Bible Study 7:25 p.m. Choir Practice *Please send updated church calendars to The Leader by Fridays at noon. You can email or bring a copy to the Garner office. Schedules are printed one week in advance.

Garner churches commemorate the Way of the Cross In conjunction with Holy Week, the annual Garner Community Cross Walk will take place this Friday, April 18, beginning at 12 noon. Pastors and representatives from Garner churches will lead participants in this observance, which commemorates the last seven words of Jesus from the cross. A brief meditation will be held at each stop. Participants will gather at the first station at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 810 State St., where Pastor Scott Kozisek will lead the mediation on the first words of Jesus from the cross as found in Luke 23:34. The walk proceeds east on 8th to the Garner United Methodist Church, 885 Maben, where Pastor Paul Evans will reflect on the second words of Christ (Luke 23:43). F r o m there, the walk

goes north to the United Presbyterian Church, 475 Maben, for the third station. The meditation, led by Pastor Justin Ashe, will be on the words of Christ as recorded in John 19: 26-27. Cataldo’s Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th, is the fourth stop. The words of Jesus, recorded in Matthew 27:46, will be the meditation, led by Brian Cataldo. The walk proceeds south to Bush Ave. and St. Boniface Catholic Church, 600 Bush Ave., were the meditation on the fifth words of Jesus, found in John 19:28, will be read by Dennis Popowski, deacon. From St. Boniface, the route proceeds south on Bush Ave., then west on 8th to the Garner Veteran Memorial Recreation Center, where Haddon Anderson, pastor of the Garner Evangelical Free Church, will lead the mediation on the sixth words of Jesus (John 19:30). From there, the procession will go west on 8th to Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, 760 W. 8th, for the seventh meditation on the words of Jesus, recorded in Luke 23:46. Pastor Brian Lund will lead the meditation.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service The Senior Choir of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garner, will present their 50th Annual Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. In 1965, Mrs. L.G. Leonard and Jim Helvick organized and presented the first Tenebrae service at St. Paul Lutheran. This tradition has continued with 2014 being the 50th presentation. The service of Tenebrae follows a tradition of the church dating back to the eighth century. From Latin, the word “Tenebrae” means “darkness” and commemorates the final hours of our Lord’s life on earth, as he suffered death upon the cross. As the candles are extinguished, they symbolize the fading loyalty of the disciples and friends of Jesus. The gradual darkening of the church portrays the diminishing light of the world as Christ was departing from it. The Good Friday message will be based on the cantata, “Christ Cruci-

fied” by Eugene Butler. The reader for the service will be Pastor Scott Kozisek. Vocal soloists include Jody Roeber, Dale Roberts, Bruce Jolivette, Joel Doble, and Beverly Cataldo. The Handbell Choir and handbell soloist, Denise Upmeyer, will also be featured. The Senior Choir and the Handbell Choir are under the direction of Beverly Cataldo. Liz Waddingham will serve as accompanist on the keyboard and the organ. The public is cordially invited to attend the service. The service will be recorded for delayed broadcast on KIOW-FM 107.3 radio station in Forest City about 9 p.m. on Good Friday evening.

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Front row, left to right: Kole Ross, Colby Milslagle, Dalton Bates, Dallas Pearson, Dalton Pigman; second row: Ricky Ibarra, Levi Eden, Nate Paulus; third row: Colton Ruter, Cole Weiland, Maribel Zamago, Uziel Romero, Kiersten Brazzel, Alex Hartwig, Zach Johnson, Patrick Verbrugge, Alex Flaten, Sean Schmid; back row: Trinity Thompson, Jabob Hejlik, Nelson Barranca, Keaton Yeakel, Mark Roth Missing from photo:Taylor Glawe, Arely Romero, and Drew Redenius. (Emilie Jenson/The Leader)

Students create new crosses for Kanawha veterans Emilie Jenson The Kanawha American Legion has gotten some help in efforts to put new crosses on the graves of veterans bur-

ied in a local cemetery. Several industrial arts classes at West Hancock High School teamed up with the Legion over the past few weeks to construct 246 white crosses, which will mark veterans graves, a process that could have taken much longer without the students’ help. “We have saved a lot of time and labor getting help from the school,” said Marv Johnson, a member of the Kanawha American Legion. “A lot of our members are getting older, a lot of World War II veterans who maybe would have liked to help but they just couldn’t.” Knowing that WHHS industrial arts instructor Paul Francis is an Air Force veteran himself, legion members contact the school to see if shop classes

would be interested in helping with the project. “It just seemed to be kind of the norm to ask the shop classes to help,” said Johnson. “It gives them experience and teaches them a few new skills.” Four classes including woods, metals and building trades all assisted in constructing the crosses, Francis said. “We started about a week ago on Monday,” Francis said. “We had most of them done in five days.” Making the crosses helped students learn assembly skills. “We had a good crew,” said Francis. “They learned assembly line skills in the process, and helped a good cause. We’ve enjoyed it.” Each cross is made of a heavy-duty

vinyl PVC replacement wood, which lasts longer and can handle the weather longer than regular painted wood. Every one of them has a hook on the back which American flags are attached to for Memorial Day weekend. A shield will be added to the bottom of each cross to protect them from lawn mower and weed eater debris. “Our old ones were getting pretty weathered,” Johnson said. The Legion has applied for a $2000 grant from Iowa Network Services to help pay for the project and has received donations from local businesses and individuals. “It could easily be a $4,500 project by the time it is all finished,” Johnson said.

Uziel Romero screws the two pieces of a cross together.

Benjamin R. Hanson, age 30, of Garner, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City, as a result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident. Funeral services for Benjamin R. Ben Hanson Hanson were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Salem United Methodist Church in Meservey. Pastor Crystal Oberheu officiated. Visitation for Benjamin R. Hanson was held from 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Dugger Funeral Home in Belmond and continued one hour prior to services at the church Tuesday. Benjamin Ray, the son of Kenneth and Kelly Buseman Hanson, was born Oct. 26, 1983 at Mt. Home Air Force Base in Idaho. Ben’s father made his career in the 1983 - 2014 U.S. Air Force, consequently Ben was Services Held: an Air Force Brat. Ben’s family grew Tuesday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. up living at numerous U.S. Air Force Salem United Methodist Church Bases. He lived and attended schools Meservey in Mtn Home AFB, ID, RAF LakenArrangements By: heath AB, England, England AFB, Dugger Funeral Home LA, K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI, Barksdale Belmond AFB, LA, Whiteman AFB, MO, and retired to Meservey, Iowa. Because of ill-health, Ben was forced to live close to Rochester, Minn. Ben graduated from Meservey Thornton Sheffield Chapin High School in 2002. After high school, Ben was employed by Bill’s Family Foods in Garner. He returned to Louisiana with his parents after 9/11. It was in Haughton, La., Ben became a shift manager at Arby’s-Pilot Truck Stop for two years. After returning to Iowa, Ben worked at Winnebago Industries for eight years, and then became an assembler at IMT in Garner, where he was employed at his death. Ben had made his home and family in Garner. He dearly loved making a home with Crystal and her son, Collin. The time Collin spent with Ben was precious. Ben taught Collin to ride a electric dirt bike. Ben’s family is looking forward to the birth of a baby girl, RayAnn Lee, in the coming weeks. Ben was such an amazing person, son, brother, fiancée, soon to be father, Collin’s best buddy, grandchild, cousin, and friend; and the list goes on. He left an impression on everyone he met. Ben loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his parents so much. Ben loved working on things with his Dad and eating his Mom’s good foods and desserts. Ben was an avid auto-cross, and motor-cross fan. And, he dearly loved participating in anything that allowed him to move fast. Ben loved riding motorcycles, racing his GTO, his dogs, watching movies, working on his job, and whatever else needed to be fixed. Ben is suvived by his parents, Kenneth and Kelly of Meservey; sister, April Reynolds and husband, Alan, and daughter, Phoenix, Tinker AFB, OK; beloved fiancée, Crystal Marciniak, and her son, Collin; maternal grandparents, Harlan and Judy Buseman of Meservey; many aunts and uncles, Mickey Buseman, Piedmont, Okla., Shelly Schultz, Clear Lake, Iowa, Marty and Kristen Buseman, Garner, Barb Hanson, Urbandale, Iowa, Doug and Marla Hanson, Goodell, Iowa, Donna and Robert Roe, Clive, Iowa, Roger and Kay Hanson, Klemme, Iowa; as well as numerous cousins and great-aunts and great-uncles. Ben was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Larry and Eva Hanson; Crystal’s daughter, Abbigale; aunt and uncle, Ed and Laura Shafer; and his cousin, Jeremy Hanson; as well as his great-grandparents. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be made to the RayAnn Lee Memorial Fund at Northwest Bank in Belmond. Dugger Funeral Home of Belmond was entrusted with arrangements.

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James ‘Jim’ Alan Crone Kole Ross cuts a dado on the table saw.

Taylor Glawe and Maribel Zamago cut the vinyl boards to length.

Colby Millslagle moves a cross, while Colton Ruter makes a dado cut on the table saw. Colby Millslagle stacks some of the 492 boards.

Patrick Verbrugge makes a cut on the band saw.

Dalton Bates glues one of the 246 vinyl crosses together with PVC glue.

WODEN - James ‘Jim’ A. Crone, 64, of Woden died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. Funeral services were held 10:30 Jim Crone a.m., Saturday, April 12 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Woden with Pastors Kim and Trudy Peterson officiating. Burial was in Bingham Township Cemetery in Woden with military rites by the Woden American “place” Legion Post No. 628. photo here James Alan Crone, the son of Dean and Jean (Lonning) Crone, was born Jan. 24, 1950 in Forest City. He graduated from Woden-Crystal Lake High School in 1968 and furthered his education at Iowa State graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. On April 22, 1972 he married Becky 1950 - 2014 Buns at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Services Held: Woden. The couple made their home Saturday, April 12 in rural Woden. Jim served his country St. John’s Lutheran Church, as a member of the Algona National Woden Guard Unit. In 1973 Jim began farmArrangements By: ing near Woden working with his faCataldo Funeral Home ther, Dean and uncle, Wilbur. He also sold Dekalb/Asgrow seed. Jim enjoyed working on things in his shop and mentored and ministered to those around him. His sense of humor prevailed throughout his entire life. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake. Jim then became a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and served his church in many aspects such as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, council member, and other multiple church committees. He also served on many community and county boards too numerous to mention. Jim is survived by his wife, Becky Crone of Woden; two children, Matthew (Sandy) Crone and their son, Logan of Garner, and Carrie (Kelly) Snieder of Sioux Center; sisters, Penny (Doug) Blakely of Indianola and Sue (Tommy) Fehlhafer of Princeton, Ill.; parents-in-law, James and Dixie Buns; brother in-law, Michal (Val) Buns; two aunts; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister in-law, Kristi Buns-Larson and her husband, Steve; along with many other relatives and friends. Cataldo Funeral Home in Woden was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at


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Reporting from the Hancock County Courthouse

MAGISTRATE COURT Driving While Suspended: Miranda Jo Farris, Forest City, $397.50. Registration Violation: Dennis George Chinn, Le Mars, $168.75; Alyssa Lee Wood, Woden, $132.50; Malinda Kay Andreasen, Forest City; Barrett Dean Boesen, West Des Moines, $127.50. Speeding (11-15 over): Sean Michael Smith, Monroe, NC; Brad Joseph McGrath, Dubuque, $168. Speeding (6-10 over): Carlos M.

Conterras, San Francisco, CA, $141; Jeffry A. Tolbert, Rose Hill, KS, $119; Thomas Virgil Zrostlik, Britt; Julie Marie Goldman, Des Moines; Jeremiah James Blakely, Ventura; Noah James Reed, Kanawha; Miguel Alvarado-Orihuela, Naperville, IL; Allan Robert Schuler, Thompson; Jennifer Lynn Wilt, Ottumwa, $114. Speeding (1-5 over): Charles Eugene Sprung, Mason City, $87. Speeding: James Richard Nelson, Belmond, $229.50; Nicole Sturm,

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HANCOCK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS March 31, 2014 Garner, Iowa The Hancock County, Iowa, Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session on the above captioned date pursuant to adjournment with Supervisors Florence (Sis) Thomas-Greiman, Ted D. Hall and Jerry J. Tlach present. Absent: none. The minutes of the March 24, 2014 meeting were read and approved. On motion by Supervisor Tlach, seconded by Supervisor Hall and carried unanimously, the Board gave approval to the following: Abatement of uncollectible taxes for the year 2010 taxes for the amount of $146 for Donald and Sheila Rapp for parcel number 2198000004. Bids were opened for audit services for fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, 2015, 2016 of which two audit bids were received, accepted the lowest bid from Renner and Birchem PC, Michael J. Birchem, Certified Public Accountant, for maximum fees of $12,600 per year. Accepted the 22 foot, 14,000 pound, PJ gravity tilt trailer quote from Howie Equipment, Trailer and Tire Sales, Hampton, Iowa, as the best of 4 quotes submitted for the price of $4,850. On motion by Supervisor Hall, seconded by Supervisor Tlach and carried unanimously, the Board gave approval to the following: Signed letter of support for disaster resiliency plan for Iowa’s Avenue of the Saints. Class B beer permit with outdoor service & Sunday sales for HC Speedway Inc. doing business as Hancock County Speedway. Payroll increase for Chase Burtness to $36,500 per year following graduation from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, effective April 14, 2014. On motion by Supervisor Tlach, seconded by Supervisor Hall and carried unanimously, the Board gave approval to the following Resolutions: RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the North Iowa Touring Club (North Iowa Spin), in conjunction with the Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Department, is sponsoring a Bicycle, Blues and Barbeque weekend to be held the weekend of July 12 and 13, 2014; and WHEREAS, as a part of said weekend there is a scheduled bicycle road race to be held Sun-

day, July 13, 2014; and WHEREAS, a permit for such event is being sought from the United States Cycling Federation; and WHEREAS, the United States Cycling Federation requires written permission from the municipalities having jurisdiction of the course.2 NOW, THEREFORE, permission is hereby granted by the Hancock County Board of Supervisors to the North Iowa Touring Club and the Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Department to use portions of county roads B-63 west from the County Line to R-66/R-68; R-66/R-68 North to B-55 and B-55 east to the County Line (in accordance with the attached plat) from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, for the purpose of a competitive cycling road race. RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the North Iowa Touring Club (North Iowa Spin), in conjunction with the Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Department, is sponsoring a Bicycle, Blues and Barbeque weekend to be held the weekend of July 12 and 13, 2014; and WHEREAS, as a part of said weekend there is a scheduled a family fun ride to be held Saturday, July 12, 2014; and WHEREAS, a permit for such event is being sought from the United States Cycling Federation; and WHEREAS, the United States Cycling Federation requires written permission from the municipalities having jurisdiction of the course. NOW, THEREFORE, permission is hereby granted by the Hancock County Board of Supervisors to the North Iowa Touring Club and the Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Department to use portions of county roads in accordance with the attached plat from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, for the purpose of a family fun ride. No further business to come before the Board, motion made to adjourn at 1:03 p.m. by Supervisor Hall and carried. All Supervisors present voting, “Aye,” session to adjourn and will meet again on April 3, 2014. ATTEST: Michelle K. Eisenman, Auditor Florence (Sis) Greiman, Chair Published in The Leader on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sheriff Sale NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR HANCOCK COUNTY STATE OF IOWA THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-14 VS JAMES L. BURIK, SPOUSE OF JAMES L. BURIK, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR THE BRADFORD FINANCIAL CENTER CORPORATION, AMERICA’S WHOLESALE LENDER, AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION Case# EQCV019042 Civil# 14-000158 SPECIAL EXECUTION As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court of the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) Real Estate described below to satisfy the judgment. The Property to be sold is The correct legal description for the property as follows: A tract of land located in the South One-half (S 1/2) of Section One (1), Township Ninety-seven (97) North, Range Twenty-five (25), West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Hancock County, Iowa, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast Corner of the SE 1/4 of said Sec. 1; thence S 89°34’17” West (assumed bearing) 2623.15 feet along the South line of the SE 1/4 of said Sec. 1; thence S 89°25’30” W 1311.64 feet; thence N 00°15’56” E 430.70 feet to a point on the extension of the centerline of a county road; thence N 54°09’04” E 784.01 feet on said centerline and centerline extended; thence N 39°15’24” E 594.78 feet on said centerline; thence N 89°39’32” E 266.11 feet on said centerline to the point of beginning of the tract herein described; thence continuing N 89°39’32” E 416.00 feet on said centerline; thence N 00°20’28” W 387.30 feet; thence S 89°39’35” W 289.99 feet; thence N 00°00’00” E 230.35 feet; thence S 28°37’49” W 248.00 feet; thence S 00°41’49” W 400.75 feet to the point of beginning, EXCEPT a tract of land located in the part of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec. 1, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast Corner of the SE 1/4 of said Sec. 1; thence S 89°34’17” West (assumed bearing) 2623.15 feet along the South line of the SE 1/4 of said Sec. 1; thence S 89°25’30” W 1311.64 feet; thence N 00°15’56” E 430.70 feet to a point on the extension of the centerline of a county road; thence N 54°09’04” E 784.01 feet on said centerline and centerline extended; thence N 39°15’24” E 594.78 feet on said center-

line; thence N 89°39’32” E 266.11 feet on said centerline to the Southwest corner of a survey performed by Charles Ahlbrecht on 12-09-75; thence continuing on the south line of said survey N 89°39’32” E 270.73 feet to the point of beginning for this survey; thence, continuing to the south line of said survey N 89°39’32” E 145.27 feet to the Southeast corner of said Survey; thence N 00°20’28” W 387.30 feet along the East line of said survey to the NE corner of said survey; thence S 89°38’26” W (recorded as S 89°39’35” W) 145.27 feet along the north line of said survey; thence S 00°20’28” E 387.25 feet to the point of beginning. AND AS TO A tract of land located in the South One-half (S 1/2) of Section One (1), Township Ninety-seven (97) North, Range Twenty-five (25), West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Hancock County, Iowa, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast Corner of the SE 1/4 of said Sec. 1; thence S 89°34’17” West (assumed bearing) 2623.15 feet along the South line of the SE 1/4 of said Sec. 1; thence S 89°25’30” W 1311.64 feet; thence N 00°15’56” E 430.70 feet to a point on the extension of the centerline of a county road; thence N 54°09’04” E 784.01 feet on said centerline and centerline extended; thence N 39°15’24” E 594.78 feet on said centerline; thence S 89°39’32” W 62.09 feet to the point of beginning; thence N 29°59 1/2’ E 361.55 feet; thence N 89°39’32” E 155.32 feet; thence S 1°26 1/2’ W (previously recorded as S 00°41’49” W) 312.21 feet to the centerline of a county road; thence S 89°39’32” W 328.20 feet along said centerline and centerline extended to the point of beginning Property Address: 1255 335TH STREET, FOREST CITY, IA 50436 The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Sale Date 05/14/2014 Sale Time 10:00 Place of Sale HANCOCK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 855 STATE ST, GARNER, IA 50438 This sale not subject to Redemption. Judgment Amount $81,433.56 Costs $2,697.80 Accuring Costs PLUS Interest $13,225.70 Sheriff’s Fees Pending Attorney: 531 COMMERCIAL ST., STE 2 WATERLOO, IA 50704 (319) 232-3304 Date: 04/08/2014 Scott E. Dodd Hancock County Sheriff Published in The Leader on Wednesday, April 16 and 23, 2014

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 13, LATERAL 7B 1. Sealed bids will be received by the Auditor of Hancock County at her office in Garner, Iowa, until 9:00 o’clock A.M. on April 28, 2014 for the various items of construction work listed below. 2. A Certified check, made payable to the County, or a Cashier’s check, made payable to either the County or to the contractor, drawn upon a solvent bank or a bid bond, shall be filed with each proposal in an amount as set forth in the proposal form. Cashier’s check, made payable to the contractor, shall contain an unqualified endorsement to the County signed by the contractor or his authorized agent. Failure to execute a contract and file an acceptable bond and certificate of insurance within 15 days of the date of the approval for awarding of the contract, as herein provided, will be just and sufficient cause for the denial of the award and the forfeiture of the proposal guarantee. 3. Plans, specifications and proposal forms for the work may be seen and may be secured at the office of the County Auditor or Drainage Engineer. 4. All proposals must be filed on the forms furnished by the County, sealed and plainly marked. Proposals containing any reservations not provided for in the forms furnished may be rejected, and the County Board reserves the right to waive technicalities and to reject any or all bids. 5. Attention of bidders is directed to the Special Provisions covering the qualifications of

bidders and subletting or assigning of the contract. 6. This project is an improvement consisting of an open ditch cleanout for Hancock County Drainage District No. 13, Lateral 7B. Drainage District No. 13-Lateral 7B begins at a point near the Northeast Corner of Section 34-T97NR23W on the South right of way line Hancock County road B-20 and the upper end of D.D. #13-Lateral 7. From this point the open ditch runs in a northerly and westerly direction to its upper end at a point near the center of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) Section 27-T97NR23W all in Ellington Township. The length is 5,684 feet. 7. Proposal Guarantee – 10% Bid – Maximum $10,000 – Bid Bond acceptable. 8. Bid items for D.D. No. 13 – Lateral 7B Item 1 – Clearing and Grubbing (as per plans) Lump Sum Item 2 – Open Ditch Excavation 56.84 Stations Item 3 – Surface Water Inlet Pipes (See Schedule) Item 4 – Tile Outlet Pipes (See Schedule) Item 5 – Rip Rap 1000 Sq. Yds. Item 6 – Seeding 7.0 Acres Item 7 – Remove & Relay Crossing Pipe at Sta 80+65 as per Plan note Lump Sum 9. Completion Date – November 1, 2014 10. Starting Date – After contract is signed. Published in The Leader on Wednesday, April 9 and 16, 2014

Klemme, $173; Brain Earl Peterson, Ventura; Amanda Suzanne Walter, Garner; Richard Glenn Vagle, Cedar Rapids, $92. Stop Sign Violation: Petter Leif Dahlqvist, Des Moines; Andrea Faith Huse, Ventura, $195. Failure to Yield: Karen Mae Johnson, Garner, $195. Careless Driving: Klayton Dennis Lamoreux, Britt, $107.25. Reckless Driving: Carrie Ann O’Toole, Forest City, $437.50. Failure to Display Snowmobile numbers: Joseph Whitaker Beiber, Clear Lake, $100.50; Thomas Lynn Kofron, Sr, Garner, $87. Maximum Hours of Service Violation: Dexter Alan Grosz, Scotland, SD, $127.50. Dark Windshield/Tint Violation:


NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT HANCOCK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ERMA LINDA SCHMIDT, Deceased Probate No. ESPR011314 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Erma Linda Schmidt, Deceased, who died on or about March 22, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 28th day of March, 2014, the last will and testament of Erma Linda Schmidt, deceased, bearing date of the 28th day of December, 2011, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Carolyn Kumsher was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 28th day of March, 2014. Carolyn Kumsher Executor of the Estate 595 Bush Ave Garner, IA 50438 Philip L. Garland, ICIS PIN No: P00170366 Attorney for the Executor 200 State St., P.O. Box 134 Garner, IA 50438 Date of second publication: 16th day of April, 2014. Published in The Leader on Wednesday, April 9 and 16, 2014


NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT HANCOCK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BEULAH A. HUMMEL, Deceased Probate No. ESPR011305 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Beulah A. Hummel, Deceased, who died on or about March 2, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 14th day of March, 2014, the last will and testament of Beulah A. Hummel, deceased, bearing date of the 5th day of December, 2011, was admitted to probate in the above named court and there will be no present administration of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 20th day of March, 2014. Leland H. Hummel, Proponent 750 West Lyon Street, #21 Garner, IA 50438 Matthew F. Berry, ICIS PIN No: AT0000802 Attorney for estate 306 Main Avenue, P.O. Box 187 Clear Lake, Iowa 50428 Date of second publication: 23rd day of April, 2014. Published in The Leader on Wednesday, April 16, and April 23, 2014


THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT HANCOCK COUNTY NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BONNIE D. HURST, Decesased Probate No. ESPRO11317 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of BONNIE D. HURST, Deceased, who died on or about February 3, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 3rd day of April, 2014, the last will and testament of BONNIE D. HURST, deceased, bearing date of the 27th day of November, 2007, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Patricia J. Ginapp and Robin R. Hurst were appointed executors of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from date of mailing of this noitce to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 9th day of April, 2014. Date of second pulbication: 23rd day of April, 2014. Probate Code Section 304 Patricia J. Ginapp Executor of the Estate 1160 Front St. Garner IA 50438 Robin R. Hurst Executor of the Estate 3916 N. Lincoln St. Westmont IL 60559 Philip L. Garland, ICIS PIN No: P00170366 Attorney for the Executor 200 State St., PO Box 134 Garner IA 50438 Published in The Leader on Wednesdays, April 16 and 23, 2014

Kevin Dale Dice, Klemme, $127.50. DISTRICT COURT David Steven Ziron, 32, Garner, pled guilty to “Possession of a Controlled Substance - Second Offense (Marijuana),” a serious misdemeanor stemming froman incident investigated by the Iowa State Patrol on September 10, 2013. Ziron was sentenced to serve 2 days in jail and pay $425.25, plus court costs and attorney fees. The Court also ordered the Department of Transportation to revoke Ziron’s driving privileges. Matthew Steven Lunning, 23, Forest City, was convicted of “Attempting to Entice Away a Minor,” an aggravated misdemeanor stemming from an investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on November 22, 2013. Lunning was sentenced to serve 1 year in jail and pay $843.75, plus court costs. All but 30 days of the jail sentence were suspended, and Lunning will be on probation for 2 years to the Department of Correctional Services. Lunning will be required to register as a sex offender and be subject to residency, employment, and exclusionary zone restrictions. Alexander Mariano Rivera, 19, Forest City, pled guilty to “Operating While Intoxicated - First Offense,” a serious misdemeanor stemming from a traffic stop by the Forest City Police Department on December 4, 2013. Rivera was sentenced to serve 2 days in jail and pay $1,687.50, plus court costs and attorney fees. He was also ordered to complete a drinking driver’s course and to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow through with all treatment. Rivera’s driving privileges were revoked due to this offense. Megan Lee Duncan, 26, Forest City,

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was convicted of “Operating While Intoxicated - Second Offense,” an aggravated misdemeanor stemming from a traffic stop by the Forest City Police Department with assistance from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on October 12, 2013. Duncan was sentenced to serve 7 days in jail and pay $2,531.25, plus court costs and attorney fees. She was also ordered to complete a drinking driver’s course and obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow through with all treatment. Duncan’s driving privileges were revoked due to this offense. Christopher Gorman, 29, Belmond, received a deferred judgment for “Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana),” a serious misdemeanor stemming from an investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on November 20, 2013. Gorman will pay court costs and will be on probation to the Department of Correctional Services for 1 year. As part of his probation, Gorman will not be allowed to possess or consume alcohol or controlled substances without a valid prescription, and he will be subject to random drug testing at the discretion of his probation officer. Rebecca Dawn Coates, 45, Manly, pled guilty to “Possession Of A Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine),” a serious misdemeanor and “Possession Of A Controlled Substance (Marijuana),” a serious misdemeanor stemming from an incident investigated by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on November 27, 2013. Coates was sentenced to serve 2 days in jail for each offense count and pay $425.25, plus court costs. She was also ordered to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and to follow through with all treatment. The Court ordered the Department of Transportation to revoke her driving privileges as a result of this offense. Andrew Liska, 25, Britt, pled guilty to “Lascivious Acts With A Child,” a class C Felony, “Lascivious Acts With A Child,” a class C felony and “Indecent Contact With A Child,” an aggravated misdemeanor stemming from an investigation by the Garner Police Department with assistance from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on September 15, 2013. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and sentencing is scheduled for June 6, 2014 at 9:30.

NOTICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH IOWA CODE SECTION 633.3109 (3) IN THE MATTER OF THE BEULAH A. HUMMEL REVOCABLE TRUST dated December 5, 2011. To All Persons regarding Beulah A. Hummel, Deceased, who died on or about March 2, 2014. You are hereby notified that Leland H. Hummel is the Successor Trustee of the Beulah A. Hummel Revocable Trust dated December 5, 2011. At this time, no present probate administration is contemplated with regard to the above-referenced decedent’s estate. A Petition has been filed for probate of the will without present administration in the Hancock County Clerk’s ofice. Any action to to contest the validity of this Trust must be brought in the District Court of Hancock County, Iowa, within the later to occur of four months (4) from the date of the second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and beneficiaries under the trust whose identities are reasonably ascertainable. Any suit not filed within this period shall be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the decendent or to the Trust are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned Trustee. Notice is further given that any person or entity possessing a claim against the trust must mail proof of the claim to the trustee at the address listed below via certified mail, return receipt requested, by the later to occur of sixty days from the second publication of this notice or thirty days from the date of mailing this notice if required, or the claim chall be forever barred, unless paid or otherwise satisfied. Dated this 7th day of March, 2014. Leland H. Hummel, Successor Trustee of the Leland H. Hummel Revocable Trust dated December 5, 2011 750 West Lyon Street, #21 Garner, IA 50438 Date of second publication: 23rd day of April, 2014. Published in The Leader on Wednesday, April 16, andApril 23, 2014

GARNER-HAYFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS April 2, 2014 A special meeting (opening negotiations session presentation) of the Board of Directors of the Garner-Hayfield Community School District held on April 2, 2014, in the board room at the high school building at approximately 7:46 a.m. Present: Zrostlik, Tusha Absent: Thiele, Toppin, Roberts The Garner-Hayfield Management Team presented their opening negotiations position, same being a total package increase of 3.75%. No formal action was taken by the board at said opening negotiations session. There being no further matters to be discussed at said opening negotiations session, upon motion by Zrostlik, seconded by Tusha, and unanimously carried, the same was adjourned by Vice-President Tusha at approximately 8:02 a.m. Patricia A. Schmidt Board Secretary Published in The Leader on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR HANCOCK COUNTY U.S. Bank National Association As Successor By Merger Of U.S. Bank National Association Nd, Plaintiff, Vs. The Estate Of Paul R. Peterson, Spouse Of Paul R. Peterson, Carla Peterson, Iowa Department Of Revenue United States Of America, Parties In Possession, And All Unknown Claimants, And All Persons Unknown Claiming Any Right, Title Or Interest In And To The Following Described Real Estate Situated In Hancock County, Iowa, To Wit: A Tract Of Land In The West One Half (W1/2) Of The Southwest Quarter (Sw1/4) Of Section Four (4), Township Ninety Seven (97) North, Range Twenty Six (26) West Of The Fifth Principal Meridian, Hancock County, Iowa, Described As Parcel 1 In Plat Of Survey #04-0633, 7 I.S. 260 Filed For Record March 15, 2004, In The Office Of The Recorder, Hancock County, Iowa. Said Parcel 1 Is Described Within The Abstract As: Commencing At The Southwest (Sw) Corner Of The Southwest Quarter (Sw 1/4) On An Assumed Bearing Of North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East, A Distance Of 1441.58 Feet To The Point Of Beginning, Thence Continuing Along Said West Line, North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East A Distance Of 55.68 Feet, Thence South 88 Degrees 59 Minutes 49 Seconds East A Distance Of 341.89 Feet, Thence North 01 Degrees 50 Minutes 28 Seconds East A Distance Of 225.04 Feet, Thence North 89 Degrees 22 Minutes 05 Seconds East A Distance Of 460.64 Feet, Thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East A Distance Of 446.04 Feet, Thence North 90 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds West A Distance Of 415.73 Feet, Thence North 01 Degrees 04 Minutes 39 Seconds East A Distance Of 156.45 Feet, Thence North 88 Degrees 34 Minutes 01 Seconds West A Distance Of 397.03 Feet To The Point Of Beginning And All Known And Unknown Claimants And All Persons Known Or Unknown Claiming Any Right, Title Or Interest And All Of Their Heirs, Spouses, Assigns, Grantees, Legatees, Devisees And All Of The Above Named Defendants, Defendants. EQUITY NO. EQCV019275 ORIGINAL NOTICE TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT(S):

You are notified that a petition has been filed in the office of the clerk of this court, naming you as a defendant in this action, for foreclosure of the property legally described as: A TRACT OF LAND IN THE WEST ONE HALF (W1/2) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4) OF SECTION FOUR (4), TOWNSHIP NINETY SEVEN (97) NORTH, RANGE TWENTY SIX (26) WEST OF THE FIFTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, HANCOCK COUNTY, IOWA, DESCRIBED AS PARCEL 1 IN PLAT OF SURVEY #04-0633, 7 I.S. 260 FILED FOR RECORD MARCH 15, 2004, IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER, HANCOCK COUNTY, IOWA. SAID PARCEL 1 IS DESCRIBED WITHIN THE ABSTRACT AS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST (SW) CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) ON AN ASSUMED BEARING OF NORTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1441.58 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID WEST LINE, NORTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 55.68 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 341.89 FEET, THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 225.04 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 460.64 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 446.04 FEET, THENCE NORTH 90 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 415.73 FEET, THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 156.45 FEET, THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 397.03 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING (Mortgaged Premises) due to a default in making contractual payments on a promissory note; for judgment in rem against the mortgaged premises for the principal amount of $101,723.99 plus interest as provided in the Note and as may have been subsequently adjusted thereafter, fees, costs, and attorney’s fees, for a declaration of the sum due as a lien on the premises, a declaration that the mortgage is prior and superior to all of the other liens on the property, for a special execution to issue for sale of the Mortgaged Premises at sheriff’s sale, for the issuance of a writ of possession, for a appointment of a receiver upon plaintiff’s application, and for such further relief the Court deems just and equitable. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS SEE THE PETITION NOW CONTAINED IN THE COURT FILE NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS

ARRAIGNMENTS The following persons were arraigned: Brooke Danielle Banse, 30, Garner, “Fraudulent Practice In The First Degree,” a class C felony and “Tampering With Records,” an aggravated misdemeanor; Travis James Marth, 22, Albert Lea, “Delivery Of A Controlled Substance,” a class D felony and “Possession Of A Controlled Substance (Marijuana),” a serious misdemeanor. SMALL CLAIM Midland Funding LLC, Des Moines, vs. Lupe Gaudalupe Nunico, Britt. Dismissed without prejudice. 4-1 AAA Collections Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D., vs Kenneth H. Bartling, Garner. Dismissed without prejudice. 3-27 CIVIL CASES State of Iowa vs. Debra Ann Ross, Forest City; CSRU payments. Dismissed without prejudice. 3-28 H&R Accounts Inc. vs. Diane Lavone Pickar and Kenneth Lee Pickar. Dismissed without prejudice. 4-2

GARNER POLICE DEPARTMENT Traffic Stops/Accidents – 5, Motorist Assists – 0, Citizen Contact – 5, Business Contact – 0, Business Contact (Funeral) - 0, Government Contact – 4, Government Contact (ambulance) – 2, Investigation – 1, Disturbance – 1, Other – 3. April 3 11:21 p.m., 300 Blk E. 12th, Noise complaint. April 4 7:04 a.m., 100 Blk W. 5th, Juvenile issue. 10:35 a.m., 900 Blk Allen, Report of school bus stop arm violation. 4:59 p.m., Hardees, Traffic accident. April 5 10:45 a.m., 3rd & Center, Report of found item. 3:18 p.m., 100 Blk W. 5th, Paper service. 8:41 p.m., 1400 Blk State, Barking dog complaint. 10:59 p.m., State St., Citation issued to Vanessa A. Staley, 27, Mason City, for driving while suspended. April 7 8:46 a.m., 600 Blk W. 5th, Animal complaint. 1:53 p.m., Hwy 69, Citation issued to Johnny Gonzalez Jr., 18, Belmond, COURTHOUSE to page 9

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HANCOCK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS April 3, 2014 Garner, Iowa The Hancock County, Iowa, Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session on the above captioned date pursuant to adjournment with Supervisors Florence (Sis) Thomas-Greiman, Ted D. Hall and Jerry J. Tlach present. Absent: none. On motion by Supervisor Tlach, seconded by Supervisor Hall and carried unanimously, the Board gave approval to the following: Class C liquor license with outdoor service & Sunday sales for Britt Community Services, Inc. doing business as Britt Country Club. No further business to come before the Board, motion made to adjourn at 9:15 a.m. by Supervisor Tlach and carried. All Supervisors present voting, “Aye,” session to adjourn and will meet again on April 7, 2014. ATTEST: Michelle K. Eisenman, Auditor Florence (Sis) Greiman, Chair Published in The Leader on Wednesday, April 16, 2014



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Emergency personnel at the scene of a three-vehicle accident on Hwy.18, April 8, that injured four, including a Klemme couple. (Joella Leider photo)

Klemme couple injured in accident near Clear Lake A Klemme couple was injured in a multi-vehicle accident near Clear Lake, April 8. The accident occurred at 9:32 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy. 18 and McIntosh Road. Clear Lake Police report Phyllis J. Sobek, 67, of Klemme was westbound on Hwy. 18 when she collided with an oncoming (eastbound) vehicle driven by Shawn L. Bridges, 33, of Thomp-

son. The Bridges vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a pick-up truck driven by Daniel J. Sobek, 74, of Klemme. The three drivers and a passenger in the Bridges vehicle, Timothy Olson of Dows, were transported to Mercy Medical Center in Mason City for treatment. Phyllis Sobek and Timothy Olson

were treated and released. Daniel Sobek and Shawn Bridges have also been released from the hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson. Clear Lake Police Department was assisted by the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff, Iowa State Patrol, the Clear Lake and Ventura Fire Departments, Clear Lake Ambulance and Garner Volunteer Ambulance Service.

COURTHOUSE from page 8 for no valid license. 6:36 p.m., 200 Blk W. 13th, Civil paper service. 10:15 p.m., 300 Blk E 12th, Welfare check. April 8 2:47 p.m., Methodist Church, Found bicycle. 7:02 p.m., Hwy 18, Citation issued to Wade Howarth, Minnetrista, MN, for speeding. 7:28 p.m., 1000 Blk Seymour, Report of loose dog. HANCOCK COUNTY SHERIFF April 4 9:46 a.m., 1700 Blk Hwy 18, Accident, unknown injuries. 10:32 a.m., Hwy 18/Union, Accident no injuries. Both vehicles were driving east on Hwy 18 when vehicle driven by Moses Rodriguez of Thompson slowed down for a legally parked sheriff’s vehicle doing traffic control. Vehicle driven by Richard Brown of Thompson, lost control and hit the back of vehicle driven by Rodriguez. Brown ‘s vehicle crossed the roadway and went into the north

ditch. Brown was cited for no valid/ failure to maintain control. 11:45 a.m., 330th/Apple, Accident no injuries. 10:29 p.m., 2200 Blk Jewel, Report of suspicious person/activity. April 5 7:47 a.m., 180th/Hwy 69, Single vehicle rollover accident. Vehicle driven by Kelsey Garza of Mason City was traveling northbound when it left the road on the right side. When it reentered the road it entered the right ditch and rolled and came to rest just into the field facing southeast. Driver was transported. Road conditions may have contributed to this accident. 8:39 a.m., 310th/Oak, Stalled/stuck/ abandoned vehicle. 4:13 p.m., 260th/Welch, Stalled/ stuck/abandoned vehicle. April 6 12:24 a.m., 320th/Pine, Stalled/ stuck/abandoned vehicle. 8:51 a.m., 3100 Blk James, Stalled/ stuck/abandoned vehicle – citation issued. April 7 9:26 a.m., 2100 Blk 330th, Report of

fraud/scam. 11:57 a.m., 1600 Blk Maple, Report of fraud/scam. 8:36 p.m., Hwy 18/Lake, Report of suspicious person/activity. 8:54 p..m, N 2nd St/E Main St., Warrant served Michael Marciniak. April 8 5:46 a.m., Hwy 18/Duncan, Animal report. 11:25 a.m., Klemme, Report of fraud/scam. 6:50 p.m., 300 Blk S 3rd., Request to speak with officer. 11:32 p.m., Woden, Report of open door/window. April 9 8:50 a.m., Hwy 18/Nash, Traffic complaint.

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planted at the same depth as they are currently growing in their pots. Bareroot plants should be planted with the buds 1 to 2 inches below the soil surface. Dig and divide large plants in early spring before growth starts and as soon as the soil can be worked easily. Dig deeply around the rhubarb clump and lift the entire plant out of the ground. Divide the clump into sections by cutting down through the crown between the buds. Each division should contain at least two or three buds and a large portion of the root system. Replant the divisions as soon as possible. Rhubarb plants should be spaced 3 feet apart.


Each year several rural residents of Hancock County have been making unauthorized use of road right-of-way. These violations will be dealt with as per the Code of Iowa. VIOLATIONS THAT WILL BE OBSERVED AND CORRECTED ARE: 1. Excavating, filling or plowing in road right-of-way. This includes planting crops. 2. Dumping or throwing rocks or debris upon road right-of-way. This includes burning trash in ditches. 3. Placing fences other than right-of-way fence on road right-of-way. It is the Hancock County Borad of Supervisors right and duty to correct these situations. Any cost to correct these violations will be charged to the person responsible.


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What are the best rhubarb varieties for home gardens? The cultivars ‘Canada Red,’ ‘Crimson Red,’ ‘MacDonald,’ and ‘Valentine’ have attractive red stalks and are good choices for Iowa gardens. ‘Victoria’ is a reliable, green-stalked cultivar. When can I start harvesting newly planted rhubarb? After planting rhubarb, it’s best to wait two years (growing seasons) before harvesting any stalks. The two year establishment period allows the plants to become strong and productive.  Rhubarb can be harvested over a four-week period in the third year. In the fourth and succeeding years, stalks can be harvested for 8 to 10 weeks. 



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Iowa Fishing Report

Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Currently area rivers and streams are looking good but conditions may change depending on rainfall over weekend. Catchable trout stocking season has begun. Call 563-927-5736 for daily stocking information. Please go to http:// to find out where. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast River conditions have improved. Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Walleye - Slow: Anglers have been picking up a few walleye on artificial jigs tipped with twistertails. Use a slow retrieve as water temperatures are still cool. Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast The Iowa Dept. Natural Resources will be stocking 1800 trout into North Prairie Lake this coming Saturday, April 12th. Interior river fishing for walleye and northern pike is beginning to heat up as they near spawning activity. Concentrate efforts near backwater areas and lowhead dams for northern pike and walleye. Trout stocking season has begun on all of N.E. Ia. trout streams, stocking schedules are available on the DNR website. For further information call the N.E. District Office @ 5. Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast As the spring spawn nears in April, walleye and northern pike will move out of over-wintering holes and feed very aggressively. There have been good reports of nice northern pike and walleye taken on the Cedar in both Black Hawk and Bremer Counties. Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast Northern Pike - Good: A jig and twister tipped with a minnow or try floating a live chub under a bobber has been good. Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast Walleye - Good: A jig and twister tipped with a minnow is a deadly combination for walleye this time of year. Decorah District Streams Northeast Currently area rivers and streams are looking good but conditions may change depending on rainfall over weekend. Catchable trout stocking season has begun. Call 563-927-5736 for daily stocking information. Please go to http:// to find out where. For more in-

formation, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. Decorah District Streams Northeast Most streams are presently running clearly in northeast Iowa. Good Blue Wing Olive hatches are occurring daily. Try a #18 pattern for rising trout. A few Dark Hendricksons having been coming off as well later in the afternoons. #14 or #12 large Brown Drake patterns are effective for trout rising to Hendricksons. Good trout have also been taken on Wooly Bugger patterns fished deep. Lake Hendricks Northeast Currently area rivers and streams are looking good but conditions may change depending on rainfall over weekend. Catchable trout stocking season has begun. Call 563-927-5736 for daily stocking information. Please go to http:// to find out where. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. Lake Hendricks Northeast Lake Hendricks is mostly ice-free but fish activity has been slow. Lake Meyer Northeast Currently area rivers and streams are looking good but conditions may change depending on rainfall over weekend. Catchable trout stocking season has begun. Call 563-927-5736 for daily stocking information. Please go to http:// to find out where. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. Lake Meyer Northeast The lake is about 2/3 covered with ice. Fish activity is slow. Manchester District Streams Northeast The Iowa Dept. Natural Resources will be stocking 1800 trout into North Prairie Lake this coming Saturday, April 12th. Interior river fishing for walleye and northern pike is beginning to heat up as they near spawning activity. Concentrate efforts near backwater areas and lowhead dams for northern pike and walleye. Trout stocking season has begun on all of N.E. Ia. trout streams, stocking schedules are available on the DNR website. For further information call the N.E. District Office @ 5. Manchester District Streams Northeast Trout stocking season began on Monday for all of N.E. Ia. trout streams, be sure to download your stocking schedule off of the Ia. DNR website. Martens Lake Northeast The Iowa Dept. Natural Resources will be stocking 1800 trout into North

Prairie Lake this coming Saturday, April 12th. Interior river fishing for walleye and northern pike is beginning to heat up as they near spawning activity. Concentrate efforts near backwater areas and lowhead dams for northern pike and walleye. Trout stocking season has begun on all of N.E. Ia. trout streams, stocking schedules are available on the DNR website. For further information call the N.E. District Office @ 5. Martens Lake Northeast There have been a few reports of anglers catching a few crappie in the canal/ boat ramp area of Martens Lake. Crappie will move into this area as the shallow canal warms quicker than the main lake. Martens Lake Northeast Crappie - Fair: Try fishing a crappie minnow under a slip bobber or casting and retrieving tube or marabou jigs. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast The spring bite is beginning to happen on the upper Mississippi. Main channel water temperatures are still in the upper 40’s so slower presentations may be necessary to catch fish. Tailwater fishing for walleye and sauge is still going well on the Upper Mississippi but fish may be moving to spawning areas soon. River levels are expected to rise close to 2 ft over the next week. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast River level at Lynxville is 17.96 and expected to rise to 19.9 ft over the next week. Water temp is in the mid 40’s. The rising water will push active fish towards shorelines. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Sauger - Good: Some good catches

of sauger reported with a lot of short fish released. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Walleye - Good: Walleye will begin to move towards spawning areas. Now is the time to get in on the last of the tailwater bite. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Yellow Perch - Fair: Ocassional nice perch can be caught in the tailwaters fishing for sauger. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Bluegill - Fair: Bluegill will begin to be on the move and feeding more. Fish the upper warmer areas of backwaters with small bait on a bobber Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Crappie - Fair: A few crappie biting in the backwaters. Use small bait and slow presentations along shoreline trees. Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast The spring bite is beginning to happen on the upper Mississippi. Main channel water temperatures are still in the upper 40’s so slower presentations may be necessary to catch fish. Tailwater fishing for walleye and sauge is still going well on the Upper Mississippi but fish may be moving to spawning areas soon. River levels are expected to rise close to 2 ft over the next week. Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast River level at Guttenberg is 9.35 and is expected to rise to 12 ft over the next week. Water temp is in the mid 40’s. The rising water will push active fish towards shorelines, but many shorelines may be under water by the end of next week. Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast

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Seeking 4-H food stand manager for Hancock County Fair, July 22-28. Manager responsible for ordering, food preparation, and managing the small food stand by the show ring. Manager will work with volunteers in the stand. Breakfast and lunch will be available daily. Supper will be available only during high traffic times that do not interfere with other meal events (Farm Bureau, Pork and Beef producer meals). Applications accepted until Monday, April 28. Application and job description can be obtained from: Hancock County Extension 327 West 8th Street Garner, IA 50438 phone 641-923-2856 email or website, We are an AA/EEO Employer

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Eagles kick off golf season

The West Hancock Eagle golf teams kicked off their season last Friday afternoon in Britt. The Eagles teed off against Garner-Hayfield-Ventura. The boys recorded a team score of 254 to GHV’s 167. Individually, Colton Ruter led West Hancock with a 55. Alex Hartwig followed with 59, Logan Jones 68, and Jonathan Hernandez 72. Mitch Lunning was the medalist of

the dual shooting a 39 for the Cardinals. Jacob Heineman, also of GHV, earned the meet’s runner-up with a 41. Taylor Beachy was the lone golfer for the Eagles in the season opener. Beachy shot a 72. Tamara O’Hara was the medalist at 51 and Madee Hejna runner-up with a 53. The Eagles meets were postponed Monday due to the cold weather. This weeks remaining meets were scheduled for Tuesday in Mason City.

The basics of golf: etiquette, rules, grip, stance and swing will be taught in this beginning golf course offered by the NIACC community education program in cooperation with Garner Hayfield Ventura and West Hancock Schools. The class will help you get ready for this popular summer sport. Two classes will run concurrently at the Britt Country Club and the Garner Golf Course on Monday evenings, April 28 to May 19 from 6 to 7 p.m., rain or shine.

Techniques for playing the game will be taught by instructor Doug Cox in Garner, and Damon Baker in Britt. The instructors suggest you bring a driver, 5 iron, or 9 iron to class, but they will be flexible on equipment. Tuition is $49. Call toll-free 1 888-466-4222 ext 4358 to reserve your place. Indicate by course number which class you want to attend; Garner is 91432 and Britt is 91485. Class size is limited.

Beginning Golf offered at local golf courses

Monday BAGO League-March 31 1 Pritchard Auto 35 17 2 Prairie Energy 31 21 3 Unicover 29 23 4 Jaspersen Ins & Real. 28 24 5 National Purity 28 24 6 Hardee’s of Garner 26 26 7 Duane Malek Constr. 25.5 26.5 8 Jordahl Jems 23 29 9 Larson Contracting 18 34 10 Schmidt’s Livestock 16.5 35.5 Team Scratch Game 687 Pritchard Auto, 661 Unicover, 658 National Purity; 214 Allyssa Frascht, 210 Michelle Doble, 195 Karen Sterrenberg; Team Scratch Series 1906 Unicover, 1853 Pritchard Auto, 1777 National Purity; 553 Allyssa Frascht, 512 Michelle Doble, 490 Brenda Boss; Team Handicap Game 847 National Purity, 824 Pritchard Auto, 804 Unicover; 247 Colleen Rout, 239 Allyssa Frascht, 233 Barb Kozisek; Team Handicap Series 2344 National Purity, 2335 Unicover, 2330 Jasperson; 651 Barb Kozisek, 644 Colleen Rout, 628 Allyssa Frascht. Tuesday Industrial Mixed League April 1 1 Team 7 205.5 114.5 2 The Leftovers 197 123 3 TSB 177.5 142.5 4 Singelstad Hardware 172 148 5 The Dan Marinos 167 153 6 Super Bowl 153.5 166.5 7 Woodford Lumber 122 198 8 Village People 85.5 234.5 Team Scratch Game 1056 The Leftovers, 991 Village People, 986 Singelstad Hardware; Men 256 Scott Schmidt, 255 Shawn Torgerson, 254 Nick Trunkhill; Women 223 Shelley Turner, 216 Becky Stumme, 151 Karen Usher; Team Scratch Series; 2976 The Leftovers, 2923 Singelstad Hardware, 2868 TSB; Men 719 Scott Schmidt, 658 Denny Schmidt, 652 Shawn Torgerson; Women 566 Becky Stumme, 565 Shelley Turner, 381 Karen Usher; Team Handicap Game 1266 The Leftovers, 1224 Team 7, 1183 Village People; Men 283 Scott Schmidt, 278 Adrian Elton, 275 Nick Trunkhill; Women 279 Shelley Turner, 256 Becky Stumme, 241 Karen Usher; Team Handicap Series 3606 The Leftovers, 3488 Team 7, 3438 TSB; Men 800 Scott Schmidt, Adrian Elton, 734 Mark Delzer; Women 733 Shelley Turner, 686 Becky Stumme, 651 Karen Usher.

Wednesday Powder Puff – April 2 1 Jordahl Jems 32 20 2 Lake Mills Pump 28.5 23.5 3 Twedt Financial 27 25 4 Black Hills Energy 26.5 25.5 5 Le Pews 22 30 6 GES Who 20 32 Team Scratch Game 547 Jordahl Jems, 470 GES Who, 454 Le Pews; 196 Barb Erdman, 194 Sue Ostrander, 191 Linda Jordahl; Team Scratch Series; 1562 Jordahl Jems, 1298 Le Pews, 1260 Lake Mills Pump; 549 Linda Jordahl, 512 Sue Ostrander, 510 Barb Erdman; Team Handicap Game 645 Jordahl Jems, 623 GES Who, 606 Lake Mills Pump; 244 Barb Erdman, 239 Carmin Thorson, 236 Cheryl Cavett; Team Handicap Series 1856 Jordahl Jems, 1737 Lake Mills Pump; 654 Barb Erdman 653 Carmin Thorson, 629 Paula Schreiner. Wednesday North Iowa – April 2 1 Plas-Tech 260 100 2 Singelstad Hardware 238.5 121.5 3 FCA-VIP 207 153 4 Thompson Roofing 191.5 168.5 5 Bob’s Body Shop 188 172 6 North Iowa Honey 185 175 7 Super Bowl 176 184 8 Spahn & Rose 171 189 9 Yohn Ready Mix 162.5 197.5 10 Forest City Ford 156 204 11 10th Frame 137.5 222.5 Team Scratch Game 1041 Thompson Roofing, 1019 Bob’s Body Shop, 989 Singelstad Hardware; Men 289 Steve Boyken, 254 Bob Buffington, 248 Shawn Dontje; Women 246 Samantha Kohner, 226 Linda Jordahl, 205 Carol Bakeberg; Team Scratch Series; 3014 Thompson Roofng, 2871 Bob’s Body Shop, 2827 FCA-VIP; Men 725 Steve Boyken, 648 Steve Rollefson, 645 Jordy Plagge; Women 615 Samantha Kohner, 600 Linda Jordahl, 574 Carol Bakeberg; Team Handicap Game 1219 Singelstad Hardware, 1179 Bob’s Body Shop, 1174 FCAVIP; Men 297 Steve Boyken, 270 Craig Ellingson, 270 Kermit Singelstad, 270 Ray Harang; Women 260 Linda Jordahl, 256 Samantha Kohner, 238 Carol Bakeberg; Team Handicap SeBOWLING to page 14

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GHV golfer Mitch Lunning medaled with a score of 39 at Friday’s meet against West Hancock at Britt.

In spite of some lousy spring weather to date, the GHV golf teams were able to open their seasons last week. The Cardinal girls traveled to Goldfield on Tuesday for a dual meet against Clarion-Goldfield. Both squads then motored to Britt on Friday for a meet against West Hancock. On Tuesday, the GHV girls dropped a close contest to their hosts as the Cowboys prevailed 208 – 212. Kyleigh Slaichert and Madee Hejna tied for runner-up medalist honors with rounds of 50 followed by Kim Dornbier with a 54. Whitney Watson added a round of 58 while Tamara O’Hara carded a non-scoring 62. Cardinal coach Todd Greiman commented, “It’s always disappointing to lose but I was still very happy with our scores for the first time out. I can’t remember ever bringing a team to a meet without having even played a hole in practice beforehand. Overall, the girls did a pretty good job with their short

open the 2014 schedule at the Britt Golf Course. The 167 score is a good start especially since it was the first or second round of the season for most of the team. Mitch Lunning played a solid round and had nothing higher than a bogey, which is the key to a good score. We were able to play ten players in the meet and the scores were all between 39 and 50. This will make for great competition as the boys work for a spot on the varsity roster.” The Cardinal girls earned a forfeit from the Eagles as they had only one girl on the roster. GHV finished the night with a team total of 213 led by medalist Tamara O’Hara with a 51. Madee Hejna was runner-up with a 53 followed by Whitney Watson at 54 and Kim Dornbier’s 55. Kyleigh Slaichert carded a non-scoring 56 for the Cards. “I think not having an full team to challenge us was a bit of a disadvantage,” noted Coach Greiman. “ I was

Cardinal Golfers Open Season games in spite of spending very little time on the practice green since it had just recently became available. Both the boys and girls squads earned wins over the Eagles at Britt. In boys’ action, the Cardinals easily outscored their hosts by a 167 – 254 margin. Mitch Lunning earned medalist honors with a score of 39 followed by runner-up medalist Jacob Heineman’s 41. Corey Boeckman added a 43 to the total while Braeden Johnston and Ryan Grunwald each carded 44’s. Matt Schroeder contributed a non-scoring 48. Four Cardinal golfers played in junior varsity competition with Payton Stadtlander carding a 44 to lead the way. Jordan Babcock and Grady Umbarger followed with 47 and 48 respectively while Zach Powers shot a 50. Coach Ken Krause was pleased with the play of his squad in the first action of the season. “It was a great day to

hoping to see us come in about five to eight strokes lower as a team so I was a little disappointed about that. We did show good consistency though. I stated before the season that all five returning letter winners are capable of leading us on any given night. In two meets, we’ve had three different girls finish as either medalist or runner-up.” In JV action for the Cardinal girls, Elly Johnston finished the day with a 54 followed by Kayla Stoychoff with a 64 and Rachel Enright with a 66. Completing the junior varsity lineup were Jasie Heitland (69), Paige Penning (70) and Kayla Leerar (77). The Cardinals are scheduled to compete in two contests this coming week. On Monday GHV will travel to Forest City for a dual against the Indians. On Tuesday the girls’ team will play at Clear Lake against the Lions and Garrigan while the boys will face those same opponents at Garrigan.

West Hancock Middle School Wrestling The West Hancock Middle School wrestling program recorded a successful season this year along with gaining valuable experience. The team was led by Colton Francis, Hunter Hagen, Bennet Bruns, Austin Brouwer, Caleb Eckels, Cameron Clark and Mark Lange whom all earned winning records. Francis, Hagen and Bruns also wrestled at the State AAU meet. Francis placed third, Hagen fourth. All three wrestlers qualified for the National Meet which was held this past weekend in Des Moines. All three faced tough competition and were on separate teams competing against 36 teams from across the country. Francis went 8-0 and his team placed 6th overall. Hagen went 4-4 with his team placing 14th overall and Bruns 2-6 with a team finish of 18th overall.

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GHV golfer Tamara O’Hara medaled with a score of 51 at Friday’s meet against West Hancock at Britt. (Submitted photo)

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The Leader • Wednesday, April 16, 2014


GHV’s Blake Johnson (12) takes the ball up field during the Cards 4-3 double overtime win over CAL. (Rick Ermer photo)

Big Week for GHV Boys’ Soccer In most sports, teams will ease into their seasons by building a light schedule early in the year. That was not the case for the Cardinal boys’ soccer team as GHV played five matches over a six-day period. The program is relatively young and the Cardinals have taken some lumps in previous years but action from the first week of the season indicates better days ahead. GHV’s season opened in exciting fashion as the Cardinals recorded a one-point victory over CAL/H-D/ B-K. The match was competitive from beginning to end and double-overtime was needed to determine the winner. Jimmy Ermer finished as leading scorer for the Cardinals, netting two of GHV’s four goals. Jack Bertilson and Teddy Zrostlik added one goal apiece in the win. Shawn Murphy, Ermer and Zrostlik were all credited with assists in the match. Goalie J.J. Loschen had a busy night defensively, recording a dozen saves in the match. Cardinal coach Eric Williams commented, “It was a great game of going back and forth with the lead but we found our stride and didn’t give up. Jimmy Ermer had some nice goals and Teddy finished with a free kick just outside the penalty box for a very exciting double overtime win.” Clear Lake has been playing soccer for a long time and that experience showed in Tuesday’s 12 – 2 loss to the Lions. Dalton Basinger and Allan Devora accounted for GHV’s two scores. Teddy Zrostlik recorded three shots on goal to lead the Cardinal of-

fense. Defensively, J.J. Loschen had a busy night as he finished with 19 saves. “Clear Lake is a great team that is one of the best in the state. With that being said we played them tough, but found ourselves very tired from the beginning because of the double overtime win the night before against CAL. We found ourselves in a big hole early and at half we were down 5-0 but then 30 seconds into the second half we scored to make it 5-1. Two minutes later we had the ball towards their goal with Teddy looking at a good shot but was fouled and we were not awarded the penalty kick, even though it should have been. I really feel that if we had gotten that goal it would have been a different game, but we were tired and just didn’t have the energy to overcome a deficit against a great team.” The Cardinals traveled to Hudson on Saturday for a full day of action with three matches on the schedule. GHV opened the day with a 7 – 1 loss to Marshalltown. Allan Devora scored GHV’s lone goal on an assist from Teddy Zrostlik. Ty Marth was credited with two saves as goalie in this game. In the second match of the day, GHV was shutout in a 5 – 0 decision to Webster City. Dalton Basinger, Jimmy Ermer and Teddy Zrostlik all had shots on goal in the match while A.J. Arnold recorded four saves as goalie. GHV finished the day with a 5 – 1 loss to Independence. Dalton Basinger scored the Cardinal goal thanks to a nice assist from Patrick Terhark. A.J.

Arnold recorded six saves as goalie in this match. Coach Williams noted that a lot of younger players were able to see action in the tournament. “We were missing five starters for various reasons and played a lot of young guys which was fun, and they learned a lot. We played some good teams but just didn’t have the depth that we are used to. Everyone played well and I truly believe we would have won two games if our normal starters were there. I can’t say enough though about how our young team fought and fought hard. They didn’t once give up and they really played hard. Seniors Allan Devora, and Blake Johnson played just about every minute of the tournament and really shined on defense Jimmy Ermer and Teddy Zrostlik continued their strong leadership of guiding these young players along. Also Dalton Basinger picked up his first goal for the season with a nice assist from Patrick Terhark. It’s really fun to watch those two sophomores play together and I see a huge future for them both. We have a lot to be thankful for this day for great weather, lots of playing time, and a lot of fun. These young men are great to coach and are great examples of teamwork, and sportsmanship.”  The Cardinal squad will get an opportunity to fine-tune their game this week with only one match on the schedule. GHV will travel to Alden on Monday to face Iowa Falls/Alden.

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GHV’s Bri Bier (10) advances the ball during the Cards 10-0 win over CAL. Bier scored 2 goals for the Cards. (Rick Ermer photo)

GHV Girls Show Soccer Growth Two years ago the Cardinals debut season of girls’ soccer was a very humbling experience for the new program, but GHV appears to be on the right track. On Monday night in the Cards’ season opener against CAL/H-D/B-K (yes, that’s three schools playing together), the GHV offense equaled the scoring output of their entire maiden season while recording a 10-0 victory over the Cadets. The Cardinal girls put on a clinic in their first outing of the year. Seven different players were credited with goals in the match as Riannan Kadrlik led the way with three and Bri Bier added two. Also in the scoring column for GHV were Shelby Rayhons, Mackenzie Haag, Maddie Tusha, Tiara Van Gerpen and Mallory Keech. GHV moved the ball effectively in the match as Payton Bamrick and Emily Spilman were credited with two assists apiece. Sydney Childress, Haag and Bier all finished the match with

an assist as well. On the defensive side of the ball, the Cardinals allowed only one shot on goal on the night. Goalie Sam Betz was credited with a save on that lone shot. Cardinal coach Josh Banse commented, “We played very well on both sides of the ball. Anytime you score 10 goals and allow only one shot on goal it’s a good day. Everyone played well together and I think people with start to put us on their radar.” The Cardinals went from playing an inexperienced opponent to a very seasoned squad on Thursday. Clear Lake has fielded a very strong soccer program in recent years and has been able to dominate the Cardinals in previous meetings. In three matches during the 2013 season, the Lions were able to outscore GHV 24 – 3. The Cardinals are displaying their improvement as Clear Lake escaped with a 1 – 0 win over GHV in Thursday’s meeting. The Lions held GHV to only three

shots on goal in the shutout as Riannan Kadrlik, Emily Spilman and Bri Bier saw their scoring attempts denied. Sam Betz had her work cut out for her and managed to record 13 saves as goalie for the Cards. “Not many coaches would say they are extremely proud of their players after a loss but I am. We lost to this team by multiple goals three times last year and to play them that tough is a huge step in the right direction. Maddie Tusha and Autumn Prehn each had huge games on the defensive side of the ball. Payton Bamrick and Mackenzie Haag controlled the middle of the field very nicely. It will be fun when we face them again. This is becoming a good rivalry.” The Cardinals will return to action this week beginning with a home match against Humboldt on Monday. GHV will then travel to Webster City on Tuesday before playing at Mason City on Thursday.

It has been brought to our attention that the GHV Girls Soccer team photo in our Spring Sports Preview was miss-identified. The Leader regrets the error. Athletes playing soccer for Garner-Hayfield/Ventura in the 2014 season are: (front row, left to right) Lauren Arnold, Sydney Childress, Payton Bamrick, Tiara VanGerpen, Autumn Weaver, Autumn Prehn, Carlie Knutson, Emily Spilman, (middle row) Mallory Keech, Madison Benzing, Brooklyn Laird, Kalie Eastman, Katie Oetken, Riannan Kadrilik, Rebekah Baxter, (back row) Mackenzie VanGerpen, Danielle Nelson, Bri Bier, Hannah Lau, Samantha Betz, Katie Rasmuson, Maddie Tusha, Mackenzie Haag, and Coach Josh Banse. (Rick Ermer photo)

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Cardinal Boys Run to Third

It may have been a cold, breezy evening but nevertheless GHV boys’ track coach Kelsey Steffens was pleased to finally compete outdoors. The Cardinals traveled to Eagle Grove on Tuesday where GHV placed third in the Umstead Relays. Steffens couldn’t have asked for better weather on Friday when GHV headed to Clarion where the Cards finished third at the Cowboy Relays. At Eagle Grove GHV crowned two individual champions. Joel Toppin earned the gold medal in the 1600-meter run while Logan Dalbeck won the 3200-meter race. Three Cardinals came home with third place individual medals. Adam Monson, Sam Cataldo and Braden Meints all finished third in the 100-meter dash, the 400 hurdles and the high jump. In relay action, Adam Monson, Connor Shaw, Spencer Shaw and Ezra Marroquin joined forces to win the 400-meter race. The shuttle hurdle foursome of Zac Scholl, Meints, Spencer Shaw and Marroquin placed second in that event while Monson, the Shaw brothers and Sam Cataldo placed third in the 800-meter relay. Coach Steffens stated that she was pleased with the team’s efforts at Eagle Grove. “The boys’ first outdoor meet was competitive. It was great to record times, distances, and marks as to know where we are at as both a team and individually. The boys should be proud of the third place finish as a team; it was a great start to the season.” GHV was shut out in terms of gold medals at Clarion on Friday, but the Cards were able to earn enough seconds and thirds to score 102.5 team points and place third overall.

A total of five individuals brought home second-place medals from Clarion while three more earned third place hardware. In the sprint events, Ezra Marroquin earned a silver medal in the 100-meter dash and Adam Monson placed second in the 200-meter dash. Joel Toppin was runner-up in the 1600-meter run while Sam Cataldo placed second in the 400-meter hurdles and Braden Meints finished second in the high jump. Bringing home bronze medals for GHV were Johnny O’Connor in the 800-meter run, Sam Cataldo in the 110-meter hurdles and Derek Brown in the 3200-meter run. In relay action, the shuttle hurdle foursome of Meints, Spencer Shaw, Cataldo and Zac Scholl finished second in that race. Also winning second place medals were the 400-meter relay squad of Monson, Connor Shaw, Spencer Shaw and Kevin Boehnke. Colton Knutson, Boehnke, J.J. Loschen and Marroquin joined forces to place third in the 800-meter relay. “Friday’s weather was excellent,” remarked Coach Steffens. “The boys are looking forward to being a competitive team. It is awesome that we are able to fill every spot in a track meet.” The Cardinals are scheduled to run twice again this week. If the cold weather stays away, GHV will travel to Forest City on Monday to compete in the Indian relays. The Cards will then run at Lake Mills on Thursday. Complete results from last week’s track action follow.

After weeks of preseason practice the GHV girls’ track team was finally able to compete outdoors last week. The Cardinals traveled to Algona where they placed third overall in the Bishop Garrigan Relays. The Cards scored 96 points on the night trailing team champion Algona (188 points) and Garrigan (106 points). Finishing behind GHV on the night were West Hancock, Forest City and Clear Lake. GHV’s two individual stars won first place medals in their respective events. Dasi Larson threw the shot put 42 feet to win that event while Emily Mathews earned another first place medal in the 100-meter hurdles. Mackensie Van Gerpen placed third in the 200-meter dash to earn a medal in that event. In relay action GHV brought home one first place medal along with three runner-up medals. The sprint medley team of Tiara Van Gerpen, Casie Conley, Taylor Vossberg and Maddie Tusha won gold in that race. Van Gerpen, Vossberg and Tusha added Mallory Van Oort to their foursome to place second in the distance medley relay. Emily Mathews then stepped in with Van Gerpen, Vossberg and Tusha to earn a second place finish in the 400-meter relay. Also finishing second was the shuttle hurdle squad of Mathews, Sola Stephenson, Miranda Jackson and Stacy

Hackenmiller. Cardinal coach Dyan Childress commented, “We had a great meet! The weather was fantastic and the girls ran well! We’ll find out later next week how many Drake qualifiers we might have. We had so many great performances, but it made the girls hungry for more. They want their times to drop and their distances to increase. They are ready to work hard and get ready to attack their next meet!” The Cardinals girls are scheduled to compete in two meets this week, traveling to Clarion on Tuesday and then to North Iowa on Thursday. Complete results from the track meet hosted by Bishop Garrigan follow.

Umstead Relays Team Scores Algona 138 Clear Lake 103 GHV 79 Clarion-Goldfield 68

Webster City 63 Forest City 46 Humboldt 41 Hampton-Dumont 20 Cardinal Individuals High Jump Braden Meints 3rd 5’10” David Cook np na Long Jump Adam Monson 6th 17’10” Ezra Marroquin np 17’8” Shot Put Jake Wolf np 32’9.25 Matt Sonquist np 29’10” Discus Jake Wolf np 101’3” 100-meter dash Adam Monson 3rd 11.30 Colton Knutson np 12.25 200-meter dash Ezra Marroquin 5th 24.40 Connor Shaw np 25.00 400-meter dash Nich Mehmen 5th 55.95 Johnny O’Connor np 56.97 800-meter run Johnny O’Connor 5th 2:16.09 Derek Brown np 2:19.42 1600-meter run Joel Toppin 1st 5:01.13 Parker Schneiders np 5:33.57 3200-meter run Logan Dalbeck 1st 11:30.00 Mason Wirtz 3rd 11:32.00 110-meter hurdles Zac Scholl np 16.97 Sam Cataldo np 17.18 400-meter hurdles Sam Cataldo 3rd 1:02.42 Braden Meints 4th 1:02.94 Cardinal Relays 400-meter 1st 46.29 Adam Monson, Connor Shaw, Spencer Shaw, Ezra Marroquin 800-meter 3rd 1:38.20 Adam Monson, Connor Shaw, Spencer Shaw, Sam Cataldo 1600-meter np 3:52.76 Nich Mehmen, Joel Toppin, A.J. Arnold, Logan

Rohlfing 3200-meter np 10:00.01 A.J. Arnold, Derek Brown, Trevor Kluver, Alec Weyland Distance medley np 4:10.01 Colton Knutson,Logan Rohlfing,Jon Haag,Luke Wolf Shuttle Hurdle 2nd 1:04.41 Zac Scholl, Braden Meints, Spencer Shaw, Ezra Marroquin Cowboy Relays Team Scores Clear Lake 117 Clarion-Goldfield 116 GHV 102.5 Forest City 99 Iowa Falls 67.5 Hampton-Dumont 54 Cardinal Individuals High Jump Braden Meints 2nd 6’2” Kevin Boehnke 4th 5’10” Long Jump Adam Monson 3rd 19’2” Connor Shaw 5th 17’8.25” Shot Put Corey Hauptman np 34’9” Jim Legge np 31’6.75” Discus Josh Miller np 108’11” Jake Wolf np 108’3” 100-meter dash Ezra Marroquin 2nd 11.17 Connor Shaw np 11.82 200-meter dash Adam Monson 2nd 23.26 Connor Shaw np 24.38 400-meter dash John Haag 6th 55.02 Nich Mehmen np 55.12 800-meter run Johnny O’Connor 3rd 2:13.59 Parker Schneiders np 2:26.02 110-meter hurdles Sam Cataldo 3rd 16.16 Zach Scholl np 16.33 1600-meter run Joel Toppin 2nd 4:43.11 A.J. Arnold 4th 4:59.51

Long Jump Emily Mathews np 15’6.5” Brooklyn Ossman np 12’5.5” 3000-meter run Rebekah Larson 6th 14:08.43 Angela O’Hara np 14:42.85 100-meter dash Brianna McNeil 5th 14.51 Betshaida Larson np 15.03 400-meter hurdles Brooklyn Laird 4th 72.37 Danielle Nelson 5th 73.00 100-meter hurdles Emily Mathews 1st 15.84 Sola Stephenson np 18.36 800-meter run Sadhna Ades np 3:00.47 Angela O’Hara np 3:00.77 200-meter dash Mack Van Gerpen 3rd 27.98 Courtney Prescott 5th 30.4 400-meter hurdles Miranda Jackson 6th 1:20.33 Ellie Meyers np 1:23.60 1500-meter run Rebekah Larson np 6:17.71 Morgan Graham np 6:59.79 Cardinal Relays 3200-meter 4th 11:52.63 Sadhna Ades, Morgan Graham, Rachel Weaver, Ellie Meyers Shuttle Hurdle 2nd 1:11.33 Sola Stephenson, Miranda Jackson, Stacy Hackenmiller, Emily Mathews Distance Medley 2nd 4:42.08 Taylor Vossberg, Mallory Van Oort, Maddie Tusha, Tiara Van Gerpen

800-meter 5th 2:01.90 Courtney Prescott, Mallory Van Oort, Casie Conley, Rachel Weaver Sprint Medley 1st 1:58.03 Tiara Van Gerpen, Casie Conley, Taylor Vossberg, Maddie Tusha 400-meter 2nd 53.35 Tiara Van Gerpen, Emily Mathews, Taylor Vossberg, Maddie Tusha 1600-meter 5th 4:42.77 Tiara Van Gerpen, Courtney Prescott, Brooklyn Laird, Maddie Tusha JV Events 100-meter dash Dakota Acheson 1st 14.64 Melissa Rich 5th 16.19 100-meter hurdles Stacy Hackenmiller 1st 17.04 Brooklyn Ossman 2nd 18.3 200-meter dash Dakota Acheson 3rd 31.07 Natasha Molencamp 5th 34.86 400-meter hurdles Brooklynn Ossman 1st 1:18,96 800- meter relay 5th 2:06.53 Carlie Knutson, Dakota Acheson, Melissa Rich, Natasha Molencamp Sprint Medley relay 1st 2:13.18 Betshaida Larson, Brianna McNeil, Danielle Nelson, Brooklyn Laird 400-meter relay 2nd 57.87 Betshaida Larson, Brianna McNeil, Casie Conley, Carlie Knutson 1600-meter relay 1st 5:01.40 Ellie Meyers, Miranda Jackson, Rachel Weaver, Danielle Nelson

GHV’s Sam Cataldo clears a hurdle on his way to a 3rd place finish in the 110m hurdles. The GHV team placed 3rd at the Cowboy Relays in Clarion. (Rick Ermer photo) 3200-meter run 3rd 11:15.50 6th 11:42.89 400-meter hurdles Sam Cataldo 2nd 1:00.62 Braden Meints np 1:05.94 Cardinal Relays 400-meter 2nd 45.20 Adam Monson, Connor Shaw, Spencer Shaw, Kevin Boehnke 800-meter 3rd 1:37.78 Colton Knutson, Kevin Boehnke, J.J. Loschen, Ezra Marroquin Derek Brown Mason Wirtz

1600-meter 5th 3:47.99 Nich Mehmen, Jon Haag, Corey Hauptman, Logan Rohlfing 3200-meter 5th 9:49.47 Johnny O’Connor, Trevor Kluver, Luke Wolf, Alec Weyland Shuttle Hurdle 2nd 1:03.08 Braden Meints, Spencer Shaw, Sam Cataldo, Zac Scholl Medley Relay 5th 4:10.43 Colton Knutson, J.J. Loschen, Luke Wolf, Derek Brown

GHV Girls Run at Garrigan

Garrigan Relays Team Scores Algona 188 Garrigan 106 GHV 96 West Hancock 81 Forest City 76 Clear Lake 2 Cardinal Individuals Shot Put Dasi Larson 1st 42’0” Sydney Ades np 24’10.5” Discus Dasi Larson 4th 90’11” Sydney Ades np 75’2.5” High Jump Taylor Vossberg 4th 4’8” Casie Conley np na

GHV’s Maddie Tusha runs for the Cardinals at Bishop-Garrigan last week. (Michelle Kronemann photo)

Eagles ready to run E’gals ready to fly The West Hancock Eagle boys’ track team opened their season last week with two meets. The Eagles placed fifth in team standings on both Tuesday and Friday. West Hancock placed in a total of 22 events between the two meets. Eagle Grove West Hancock kicked off 2014 against Manson, Eagle Grove, Lake Mills, St. Edmond, Belmond-Klemme, Newman Catholic, and CAL. Joey DeHart placed the highest for the Eagles with a second place time of 56.19 in the 400. Four Eagles earned the bronze for West Hancock. Jordan Savoy threw 104’5” in the discus, Jacob Hejlik ran 16.62 in the 110 hurdles, 4x100 (Jordan Weiland, Quinn Yeakel, Keaton Yeakel, Logan Weiland 49.19), 4x800 (DeHart, Nick Lemmon, Mike Myers, Glen Smith 9:34.17). Other place winners included fourth place performances by Sam Smith 17.60 110 hurdles, 4x400 (Savoy, Dylan Eckels, Lemmon, DeHart 3:53.79), Shuttle Hurdle Relay (S. Smith, Eckels, Hunter Hiscocks, Hejlik 1:08.69). Fifth place finishes by Sam Smith 5’6” high jump, 4x200 (Savoy, Yeakel, Yeakel, Weiland 1:46.54), 1600 Medley Relay (Eckels, Savoy, DeHart, G. Smith 4:10.22). Sixth place to Sean Schmid 37’7” shot put, and G. Smith 5:16 mile run. Team Standings Manson 178 Eagle Grove 108 Lake Mills 91 St. Edmond 76 West Hancock 54 Belmond-Klemme 31 Newman 16

West Hancock runner Hunter Hiscocks placed fourth in the shuttle hurdle relay, along with teammates Sam Smith, Dylan Eckels, and Jacob Hejlik. (Mitch Jones/Eagle Grove Eagle) CAL 2 Hart 4:07.69), and 4x400 (Savoy, EckClarion-Goldfield els, Lemmon, DeHart 3:51.03). Fifth Both Jacob Hejlik and Sam Smith place went to 4x800 (G. Smith, Lemearned second place finishes for West mon, Eckels, DeHart 9:06) and sixth to Hancock in Clarion-Goldfield last Fri- 4x200 (Savoy, Yeakel, Yeakel, Weiland day night. 1:42.43). Hejlik ran a 15.85 110 hurdle race, Team Standings while Smith jumped 5’6” in the high West Fork 139.5 jump. Bishop Garrigan 133 Bronze went to three Eagle events. St. Edmond 112.5 DeHart ran a 54.84 400m dash, Shut- Northwood 55 tle Hurdle Relay (S. Smith, Hiscocks, West Hancock 53 Q. Yeakel, Hejlik 1:06.37), and 4x100 NE Hamilton 39 (J. Weiland, Yeakel, Yeakel, L. Weiland CAL 4 48.73). West Hancock will run in Lake Mills Other place finishes for the Eagles on Thursday. included fourth place to 1600 Medley Relay (Eckels, Savoy, S. Smith, De-

The West Hancock girls’ track team opened their 2014 season in Algona last Friday night. The Eagles competed at Bishop Garrigan where they placed fourth among seven teams with 81 points. Maria Gonzalez earned West Hancock’s lone first place finish. Gonzalez took the gold in the high jump at 4’11”. Silver performances went to Whitney Burgardt in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.75, and to Gonzalez in the 200 in 27.96 seconds. The Eagles took third in four events. In the field, Taylor Glawe earned bronze in the high jump (4’10”) and Emma Chizek in the discus (92’4.5”). On the track, Chloe Nielsen took bronze in the 100 at 13.9, and the 4x200 relay team, Nielsen, Kaitlynn Brazzel, Faith Hammer, Gonzalez, with a time of 1:57.87. Other point earning events for the Eagles included fourth place finishes by Kelly Anderson in the 300 (13:35.24, Gonzalez in the 1500 (5:51.22), shuttle-hurdle relay (W. Burgardt, Hammer, Monica Loeschen, Glawe 1:17.59), DMR (Loeschen, Jessica Ohrt, Nichole Burgardt, Kaylee Hudspeth 4:49.55), SMR (W. Burgardt, Mallory Becker, Ohrt, Hudspeth 2:07.33), and 4x100 (Nielsen, Ohrt, Hammer, W. Burgardt 56.88). Fifth place finishes by Nielsen in the long jump (13’3.25”), and 4x800 (Arely Romero, Miriam Garcia-Lopez, Hannah Hejlik, Hudspeth 12:09.62). Sixth place went to Emma Chizek in the shot put (28’9”), Loeschen in the 100 hurdles (18.31), and 4x400 (N. Burgardt, Hammer, Brazzel, Hudspeth 4:56.76).

West Hancock runner Maria Gonzalez runs the open 200 at Bishop-Garrigan last week. (Michelle Kronemann photo) The Eagles competed in Clarion-Goldfield Tuesday and will head to North Union on Monday. Team Standings Algona 188 Garrigan 106

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Jake Hall by Mallory Johnson The band trip to Kansas City and St. Louis is Jake Hall’s favorite high school memory. Jake was born on July 29, 1996. He is the son of Joel Hall and Tracy Lybarger and has three sisters, Samantha, Tricia and Sage. Jake also has three dogs and two cats. Some of Jake’s favorites include the television show Psych, the music group Pentatonix, Wal-Mart, the movie Fast and Furious 6, celebrity crush Victoria Justice, the color blue, sloths, cookie dough ice cream, Culver’s cheese curds and American government class. He loves the Minnesota Vikings while he loves to hate the Green Bay Packers. If Jake could walk in someone else’s shoes for a day, it would be Tim Folkers’ because he’s “the coolest kid I know.” The things on top of Jake’s bucket list are to make sure he graduates high school and gets a different job than the one he has now. Jake’s nervous habit is not being able to stand still, and his biggest pet peeve is when people drive much slower than the

speed limit. Jake’s hobbies include playing video games and hanging out with friends. His favorite childhood memory is going to Florida to see his uncle Randy. Jake’s favorite part about his senior year is that it’s his last year of high school. After high school, he is most looking forward to living in his own house. He will, however, miss his friends the most after high school. The best advice Jake has been given this year is to stay kept up on his homework. Jake’s advice to underclassmen is “Make as many memories as you can because high school flies by super fast.” The high school achievement of which Jake is most proud came during his junior year at large group contest when the GHV choir got I’s across the board and was the only 2A school to do it. In high school, Jake has been involved in baseball, band, choir and RAOC. Jake plans to attend NIACC for two years and is undecided what he will do after that.

Krystal Joyce by Sara Hoover

Traveling is the number one thing on Krystal Joyce’s bucket list. Krystal was born on May 16, 1996, to Marcella Joyce. Other family members include siblings Alyssa and Bobby. She also has two dogs, Tiger and Oscar, and a cat, Sophie. Krystal’s role model is her mom, and her favorite childhood memory is when her grandmother would call her “Bubbles.” Krystal’s favorites include the television show Vampire Diaries, any scary movie, cheering for the Cardinals, macaroni and cheese, WalMart, purple and pink, dogs and cats, chocolate ice cream and child development class. The team she loves to hate is the Vikings. Her celebrity crushes are Justin Bieber and members of her favorite music group, One Direction. One fun fact about Krystal is she is a very friendly person, and her hobby is watching movies. If she

could change one thing about herself, she would spend more time with her friends. When Krystal is nervous, you will see her biting her nails, and she hates it when dogs bark. If Krystal could walk in someone else’s shoes for the day, she would choose her sister Alyssa’s. Krystal’s favorite part about her senior year is all things to do with Homecoming. Her favorite high school memory is the helpful and nice teachers. The best advice she has been given is work hard and stay focused. Krystal has been involved in the school play, and the high school achievement she is most proud of is winning second place at the state Special Olympics. Her advice to underclassmen is work hard on everything, be on time and be kind to everyone. Her future plans are working at Opportunity Village.

Homecoming week and all the activities that took place that week has been Kylee Datema’s favorite part of her senior year. She was born on Feb. 27, 1996, and is the daughter of Stacy and Sarah Datema. Kylee has two brothers, Tucker and Karter. She also has a dog named Leo. Kylee’s favorite movies are The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Other of Kylee’s favorites include textiles, eating pizza and mint chocolate chip ice cream, cheering on Iowa State, shopping at the Buckle and the colors blue and purple. Kylee loves to hate the Iowa Hawkeyes. A fun fact about Kylee is that she is an outgoing person. The number one thing on Kylee’s bucket list is to throw a dart at a map and travel to wherever it lands. Kylee’s favorite quote is Robert Brault’s “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Kylee’s biggest pet peeve is when people chew their food with their mouth open, and her nervous habit is biting her lip. Kylee’s role model is her

grandpa Claude because he was a giving person who always treated others with respect and made the most of his life by living everyday to the fullest. If Kylee could walk in someone else’s shows for a day, she would choose her mom’s because her mom is always doing something but still manages to put a smile on her face no matter what life throws at her. The best advice Kylee has been given this year is not to do something because someone else wants you to but to do it because you want to. Being able to see all of her friends everyday all day is what Kylee will miss the most about high school. Kylee’s advice to underclassmen is to make the best of the years you’ll spend in high school because they go by quickly. While in high school Kylee has participated in cross country, volleyball, wrestling cheerleading, softball, track, chorus and FCCLA. After high school Kylee plans to attend DMACC to major in nursing.

A fun fact about Logan Crone is that he is an Eagle Scout. Logan Tanner Crone, the son of Matt and Sandy Crone, was born on May 15, 1996. He has one pet, Magi. Bill Gates is Logan’s role model because he took what he loved and made a great company and career out of it. Some of Logan’s favorites include the Shannara series, Stargate Atlantis, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, music by Home Free and Pentatonix, pizza, Amazon, cookies and cream ice cream, Computer Apps 3 and the color red. The team he loves to hate is West Hancock. Logan’s favorite quote is by Mewtwo: “I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.” The number one thing on his bucket list is to travel the world. If he could walk in someone else’s shoes for a day, Logan would choose Tim Folkers’ because,

well . . .Tim is Tim. Being able to buy and own his own computer while he was young is Logan’s favorite childhood memory. In fact, playing around on the computer is one of his hobbies. Tapping his leg is Logan’s nervous habit. The best advice Logan has been given this year is to get things finished on time, and the business academy has been Logan’s favorite part of senior year. During high school Logan has been in choir and has live-streamed games, and it’s streaming sports for Mr. Graham that is Logan’s favorite high school memory. His proudest high school achievements are all of the Division I ratings he received while being in choir. After graduation Logan plans on attending NIACC and then transferring to ISU. He will miss the relaxed atmosphere of high school but is looking forward to it being finished. He advises underclassmen to try everything once.

Kylee Datema by Meg Finley

Logan Crone by Tierra Luppen


GHV Jazz Band at State1 by Trevor Rayhons and Jacob Heinemann

In the fall the Garner-Hayfield/ Ventura jazz band placed second at the NCIBA jazz festival in Fort Dodge and qualified to compete in the Iowa Jazz Championships held Tuesday, April 8, in Des Moines. The band played four selections for the judges. They jazzed up the crowd with their first tune, “The Bombers,” by Andy Farber, which featured Luke Josten and Devyn Miller as soloists. The next song was their ballad, “Blue” by Bobby Shew, featuring Kevin Boehnke on the flugelhorn. “Peanut Vendor,” the Latin tune by Moises Simons, featured Kevin Boehnke, Devyn Miller and Tim Folkers. The last tune, “Who Me” by Frank Foster, featured a group as soloists: Logan Ryerson, Michael Chizek, Nolan Turner, Kevin Boehnke and Tim Folkers. Each jazz band was judged upon the overall ensemble, rhythm section, style comprehension, improvisation and programming. The GHV band was awarded a participation award but did not place. In the Class 3A category, Winterset placed second, and Independence I placed first. Trumpeter Kevin Boehnke was awarded outstanding soloist for his flugelhorn solo in “Blue.” Members of the jazz band include director Jeff Griffin, saxophones Nolan Turner, Tiara Van Gerpen, Alysia Thorp, Ryan

GHV Jazz: Row 1 (l to r): Nolan Turner, Shelby Rayhons, Stacy Hackenmiller, Tiara Van Gerpan, Alysia Thorp and Ryan Grunwald. Row 2: Jeff Griffin, Tim Folkers, Cole Schreiber, Devyn Miller, Michael Chizek, Rebecca Nelson and Tyler Oberman. Row 3: Jasie Heitland, Trevor Rayhons, Kevin Boehnke, Logan Ryerson, Jacob Heinemann, Luke Josten, Matthew Schroeder and Katheryn Groom.   Grunwald, Stacy Hackenmiller and Shelby Rayhons; trombones Cole Schreiber, Katheryn Groom, Luke Josten, Matt Schroeder and Jacob Heinemann; trumpets Trevor Rayhons, Jasie Heitland, Logan Ryerson and Kevin Boehnke; bass players Rebecca Nelson and Tyler Oberman; pianist Tim Folkers; drummer Devyn Miller, and vibes player Michael Chizek. GHV band director Jeff Griffin said, “The jazz band did a great job of representing GHV High School at this year’s Iowa Jazz Championships. Bands qualify for the championships by plac-

ing first or second in their district. They can also qualify by placing third (wild card) and beating a band that has already qualified later in the season. The GHV jazz band qualified by placing second at the district contest last December. It is amazingly difficult to get a good set ready by the first weekend in December and have a chance at qualifying. GHV is in a unique situation with our jazz band. Several students had qualified previously and placed very highly at the championships under the guidance of Mr. Benzing at

Ventura High School. For the last two years GHV has competed at the 3A level, and things really have to be solid to qualify. As a GHV band they have really stepped it up and showed that they can compete at that level. In the end, collaborating and performing music together as well as the things we share and learn along the way are by far the most important and much more significant than trophies. I’m already brainstorming ideas for next year. For now I’m going to enjoy getting to school a little later on Mondays and Wednesdays.”

World War II Veterans Share Experiences by Mikah Millard and Meg Finley

World War ll veterans Royal Molander and Dean Goll paid a visit to the school they had graduated from nearly 70 years ago to speak with American history classes on Tuesday, March 25, about their time in the service. Royal, who graduated in 1941, joined the Navy after high school and served for six years, five of which were during World War II. Dean Goll, who graduated in 1944, served as a pilot during World War II. “I asked Royal Molander if he would like to come in and speak to my American history class or knew of any other veterans who would be willing to speak about their experiences in the War,” explained Mr. Erik Jolivette, American history teacher at GHV. “I wanted to make sure

Royal Molander was one of two WW II veterans who recently spoke to American history students at GHV. that students got the opportunity who served as guest speakers for to listen to firsthand accounts of the day, and I know I speak for this war, and who better to learn the students when I say that it from than men who experienced was an opportunity of a lifetime the war firsthand? Royal and to hear about their experiences Dean Goll were the two veterans in World War II.”

Both men told students about their time in the service, life after war and even shared a few stories the students won’t soon forget. “They had us go over the side and paint the ship, and I couldn’t even swim!” laughed Royal. “Listening to Royal helped me see another side of the war I hadn’t thought about,” said Sara Hoover. “We often learn about direct combat, but we don’t always know as much about what was involved with transport issues.” “I thought it was extremely interesting hearing a firsthand experience of what the veterans went through during the war,” said Stacy Hackenmiller. “The information he told us and his short stories are something you could never get from a book, and he certainly left an impact.”

These students were recently inducted into the Torch and Keystone Chapter of the National Honor Society at GHV: Row 1 (l to r):  Laura Welsh, Shelby Schroeder, Sadhna Ades and Courtney Field. Row 2: Payton Stadtlander, Jeremiah Loschen, Corey Hauptmann, Braeden Johnston and Jack Bertilson.

Vocalists Do Well at Contest by Ashton Wolf Vocal students traveled to Forest City on March 29 to perform at solo and ensemble contest. GHV vocalists earned 11 Division I ratings, seven Division II ratings and four Division III ratings. Soloists who earned a Division I rating were Jasie Heitland, soprano; Alix Britt, soprano; Madison Benzing, alto; Emily Brown, soprano, and Katie Rasmuson, soprano. Ensembles that received a Division I rating were concert choir chamber choir (Brianna Doble, Madison Benzing, Mackenzie Haag, Sydney Ades, Tiara Van Gerpen, Rebecca Nelson, Sara Hoover, Tierra Luppen, Haley Blakesley, Natasha Molencamp, Emily Brown, Jeremiah

Loschen, Zach Powers, Kevin Boehnke, Devyn Miller, Mitch Lunning, Adrian Arnold, Dana Forry, Nolan Turner, Luke Wolf, Teddy Zrostlik, Jim Legge and Logan Ryerson), concert choir women’s group (Natasha Molencamp, Courtney Prescott, Haley Blakesley, Rebecca Nelson, Mackenzie Haag, Tiara Van Gerpen and Autumn Prehn), men’s ensemble (Theodore Schoneman, Jake Folkers, Micah Imel, Cole Schreiber, Dallas Goll, Damian Swalve), mixed choir women’s group (Montana McNamara, Autumn Weaver, Hannah Lau, Kayla Stoychoff, Mackenzie Van Gerpen, Brooklynn Ossman, Katie Rasmuson, Morgan Graham, Olivia Carew,

Jasie Heitland, Sydney Childress and Alix Britt), women’s trio (Jasie Heitland, Katie Rasmuson and Sydney Childress) and women’s duet (Sydney Childress and Katie Rasmuson). Soloists who had earned a Division II rating were Rebecca Nelson, Emily Schreiber, and Sydney Childress. Those ensembles that received a Division II included men’s group (Adrian Arnold, Mitch Lunning, Devyn Miller, Nolan Turner, Dana Forry, Jim Legge, Teddy Zrostlik, Jimmy Ermer and Cory Boeckman), men’s group (Luke Wolf, Matt Schroeder, Jeremiah Loschen, Jack Bertilson, Payton Stadtlander, Logan Ryerson, Josh Miller,

Michael Chizek, Zach Powers and Kevin Boehnke), women’s group (Stacy Hackenmiller, Sara Hoover, Tierra Luppen, Emily Brown, Madison Benzing, Sydney Ades and Brianna Doble) and the mixed choir chamber choir (Samantha Luscombe, Olivia Buseman, Katherine Smith, Montana McNamara, Hannah Lau, Brooklynn Ossman, Cassie Eichmann, Olivia Carew, Elly Johnston, Juel Hanson, Jasie Heitland, Rachel Weaver, Lauren Arnold, Sarah Weaver, Holden Oulman, Theodore Schoneman, Damian Swalve, Dimitri Larsen, Devon Eckert, Ryley Kozisek, Parker Schnieders, Brett Formanek, Jake Folkers and Micah Imel).


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GHV music students earn Division I ratings Garner-Hayfield / Ventura vocal and instrumental music students participated in the Iowa High School Music Association state solo and ensemble contest at Forest City, March 29. The following GHV students received Division I ratings at the contest:

Mix Choir – Women & Men Ensembles

Row 1: (left-right) Morgan Graham, Jasie Heitland, Olivia Carew, Cole Schreiber, Dallas Goll. Row 2: Brooklynn Ossman, Kayla Stoychoff, Sydney Childress, Alix Britt, Theodore Schoneman, Jacob Folkers. Row 3: Mackenzie Van Gerpen, Hannah Lau, Katie Rasmuson, Micah Imel, Damian Swalve.

Concert Choir – Chamber Choir

Row 1: (left-right) Tiara Van Gerpen, Mackenzie Haag, Sydney Ades, Madison Benzing, Brianna Doble. Row 2: Sara Hoover, Emily Brown, Tierra Luppen, Natasha Molencamp, Rebecca Nelson. Row 3: A.J. Arnold, Mitch Lunning, Devyn Miller, Kevin Boehnke, Zach Powers, J.J. Loschen. Row 4: Dana Forry, Nolan Turner, Luke Wolf, Theodore Zrostlik, Logan Ryerson.

Percussion Ensemble

Row 1: (left-right) Michael Chizek, Madison Benzing, Autumn Weaver. Row 2: Samantha Luscombe, Josh Miller, Maddie Tusha, Mackenzie Van Gerpen. Row 3: Tim Folkers, Josh Chizek, Jacob Folkers, Parker Schneiders. Not pictured: Bri Bier, Andrew Dornbier, Devyn Miller, Rebecca Nelson.

Trumpet Trio

Left-right: Logan Ryerson, Kevin Boehnke and Matt Schroeder.

Woodwind Choir

Row 1: (left-right) Stacy Hackenmiller, Allison Bell, Tiara Van Gerpen. Row 2: Paige Penning, Anna Nannenga, Shelby Schroeder. Row 3: Kayla Leerar, Tierra Luppen, Jennifer Farrell. Row 4: Ryan Grunwald, Tim Folkers, Nolan Turner, Sara Hoover.


Row1: (left-right) Kevin Boehnke, Jasie Heitland, Jennifer Farrell, Emily Brown. Row 2: Nolan Turner, Alan Mohlis, Matt Schroeder, Madison Benzing and Katie Rasmuson.

Bass Choir

Row 1: (left-right) Cole Schreiber, Sydney Childress, Kyleigh Slaichert. Row 2: Kevin Boehnke, Matt Schroeder, Jacob Heinemann, Alan Mohlis. Row 4: Sam Cataldo, Cory Hauptmann, Logan Ryerson.

Flute Quartet

Left-right: Tierra Luppen, Shelby Schroeder, Jenny Farrell and Katie Rasmuson.



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Ventura Elementary & VGH Junior High

CALENDAR & MENU *All meals include Milk. B=Breakfast/L=Lunch

Monday, April 21 NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 22

4:30 pm Track-B/JH Away vs Forest City 4:30 pm Track-G/JH Away vs Osage B: Egg Omelet, Toast; L: Salad Bar OR Rib Sandwich, Leaf Lettuce, Tomatoes, Tri-Tator, Green Beans

Mike Bahnsen and Roy Tesene volunteer at the Avery Theater.

Garner Rotary News The Garner Rotary Club recently accepted as

a new member, Josh Dockum the Clubhouse Manager at the Garner Golf Course. Josh was born in Kyung - Yi, South Korea and was adopted at a young age and raised in Rock Falls. He attended NIACC and received his degree from Wartburg College in Sports Management. He has been involved with golf beginning at age 11. As a service project, the Garner Rotary Club volunteers twice a month at the Avery Theater.  Recently club members Mike Bahnsen and Roy Tesene spent some time sweeping up popcorn. More information on the Garner Rotary Club New Rotary member Josh Dockum. can be found at

High School Equivalency Diploma Class in Garner

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Adult Education and Literacy Program will offer a preparatory class for the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) — formerly known as the GED®. The class will be held at the Garner Education Center, 325 West 8th Street, on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. beginning April 17. There is no cost for the class. High School Equivalency Diploma classes are also offered in Mason City, Charles City, and Hampton. For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Sandra Leake, Adult Education and Literacy Coor-


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HSB=High School Breakfast/B=Breakfast/L=Lunch

Monday, April 21

NO SCHOOL 4 pm BG Golf @ New, BK, NI 4:30 pm B TR @ HD 5 pm B Soc vs Humb 5:30 pm G Soc vs IF

dinator, at 641-422-4176.   NIACC Adult Education and Literacy provides adults 17 and older accessible, quality instruction that develops life, work, and literacy skills. These skills provide the opportunity for higher learning, better pay and job potential, and a sense of accomplishment. Programs include Adult Basic Education (ABE), English Language Learners (ELL), High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), and i-Pathways. Learn more: learning-support/adult-literacy/

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CALENDAR & MENU White and Chocolate Milk available each day. Milk, juice, toast, and cereal offered daily for breakfast. Daily lunch alternative is a wrap. B=Breakfast / L=Lunch

Monday, April 21

4 pm Track:Girls @ Armstrong-Ringsted 4 pm Track:Boys@ Armstrong-Ringsted 6 pm HS Art Show High School Gym 7 pm HS Spring Concert High School Gym 7 pm School Board Meeting HS Board Room L: Mini Meatball Sub, Seasoned Corn, Apple Slices with Caramel Dip

Tuesday, April 22

Tuesday, April 22

7-8 am Dr Ed Class 4 pm BG Golf @ WF 4:30 pm G TR Card Relays 5 pm B TR @ BK 5:30 pm B Soc @ CL 7 pm 4th Grade Open House L: Pepperoni Pizza, Spinach Salad, Bread Stix, Pineapple

Wednesday, April 23

4:15 pm Golf:Boys @ Lake Mills High School 4:15 pm Golf:Girls @ Lake Mills High School 4:30 pm Track:Boys 7th/8th @Forest City 4:30 pm Track: Girls @ GHV 4:30 pm Track:Girls 7th/8th @ West Fork 5 pm Track:Boys @ Belmond-Klemme L: Chicken Patty over Rice, Green Beans, Wheat Roll, Pears

Wednesday, April 23

Prof. Dev/1-Hour Dismissal L: Beef Taco Burger, Baked Beans, Bar, Pears

5:15 pm MS Parent Advisory Committee Middle School Office L: Salisbury Steak, Whipped Potatoes, Seaseoned Peas, Pineapple

7-8 am Dr Ed Class 1:30 pm PS Parent Meeting 5:30 pm B Soc (H) Humb L: Ham & Cheese/Bun, Potato Wedges, Carrots, Banana

12:30 pm Kindergarten Spring Concert 4:30 pm Track:Boys 7th/8th Meet @ WH 6:30pm Kindergarten Spring Concert L: Taco Salad, Refried Beans w/Chips, Baby Carrots, Fruit Cocktail

7-8 am Dr Ed Class 5 pm G TR @ CC 5:30 pm GB Soc @ CAL/HD L: Chicken Patty, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Butter Sandwich, Peaches

5pm Track:Girls Varsity @ Belmond-Klemme 7:30 pm Middle School Dance (Kanawha) L: Corndog, Tossed Salad, Broccoli w/Dip, Peaches

Prom Activities

8 - 11 am Drivers Ed HS Lunchroom 7 pm Prom High School Gym

Thursday, April 24

Friday, April 25

Saturday, April 26

Wednesday, April 23

Church Night / Early Dismissal B: Pancakes, Sausage; L: Lasagna, Salad, Fruit, Breadstick

Thursday, April 24

4:30 pm Track-B/JH Away vs West Hancock B: Oatmeal, Toast; L: Salad Bar OR Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli w/Cheese, Fruit

Friday, April 25

7 pm Spring Play @ VGH JH B: Egg Patty, Toast; L:Sloppy Joe, Chips, Sweet Potatoes, Baked Beans, Fruit

Hancock County Co-op directors

Newly elected directors at Hancock County Co-op Oil Assn., include: (front row, left to right) Brad Frein, General Manager; Kimm Larson, Secretary; Keith Christians, Vice-President; Mike Barkema, President; Dean Carolus, Ass’t. Secretary, (back row) Marv Ricke, Curt Pals, Lonnie Schmidt, Jon Hollatz, and Randy Schleusner. This photo ran in last week’s Leader, but the names were omitted. For more information about the cooperative’s annual meeting, please see the story in the April 9 issue of The Leader. (Submitted photo)

Racing to good health at the Live Healthy Iowa 5K Rebecca Peter Participants of all ages gathered at the West Hancock High School Saturday morning for the inaugural Live Healthy Iowa 5K run/walk. Britt was one of ten host sites in Iowa for the event which was the culmination of a state-wide Live Healthy Iowa Ten Week Challenge. There were 83 participants in Hancock County’s adult 5K event, which was followed by a 1K kids run. Brian Peterson is athletic director at West Hancock and a member of the Hancock County Wellness Coalition. Peterson was pleased with the turnout. “Hopefully it will keep growing and get bigger and bigger,” he said. “We’re just trying to get people out … be active… and eat right.” “Physical activity is an important part of our life,” remarked Carol Peterson, Garner, NIACC Community Education Program Director. “We know with all the research that, that along with eating right helps us live longer and have more active, prosperous lives.” Ron and Wendy Amberson of Leland are veterans of other 5K races. “It’s something we do together,” Ron said. “We enjoy coming to places like this where everyone is friendly and has a good time.” Jennifer Bixel, Kanawha, was part of a team from MaxYield Cooperative. Bixel finds running is a way to relieve stress. “I get to have at least a half hour to myself,” she said. Fifth grader Chance Eden of Woden signed up for the 1K race, “because my mom wants all her boys to do it.” “She asked me if I wanted to do it and I said, ‘Sure, why not’.” Chance is looking forward to the upcoming Glow Run at Algona. Delores Lonnevik was among the participants who walked the route. “It’s just good exercise,” she said. Nikki Renner, Klemme, was run-

Ready…set…GO! Enthusiastic youngers sprint from the starting line of the 1K race for kids, Saturday. (Rebecca Peter/The Leader) ning with a team from Garner-Hayfield Community School. “Our goal was to do the 5K plan and run the 5K - not walk. We’re excited that we did it,” Renner said. Garner-Hayfield school nurse Bonnie Hiscocks said she and her teammates picked the Live Healthy Iowa 5K, “because we had never run one and that’s what we wanted to do.” The team began training on Week 3 of the Ten Week Challenge. The plan more intense as the weeks progressed. “I thought, you want to teach kids the importance of healthy living, so you might as well lead by example. That’s why I did it,” Hiscocks said. Everyone received a medal for participating. First and second place finishers in the different age categories received additional prizes. Results from the Live Healthy Iowa 5K Run/Walk will be announced in the April 23 edition of the Leader.

Live Healthy Iowa A total of 38 teams (265 participants) in Hancock County signed up for the 10-week Challenge to get on the path to fitness in Hancock County, according to Kelly Hutcheson, Live Healthy Iowa Coordinator for Hancock County. The teams logged total of 6,839 hours and 8 minutes of activity time, and lost a total of 496 pounds. The winning team was Team GPS (Government Personnel Shaping Up), who logged a total 506 hours and 10 minutes of activity time. Saturday’s 5K Fun Run isn’t the only thing the Hancock County Wellness Coalition is working on. “Now that it’s spring we’re working on the community gardens,” Hutcheson said. Britt has had a community garden several years. The community garden at Garner will be relocated to east side of town. Details to bee announced.

Hutcheson said the Coalition is encouraging youth groups and anyone else who likes to garden to become involved with community gardens. The Coalition received a five-year $88,000 Community Transformation Grant. “We work on going to businesses and talk about worksite wellness to see if there are ways we can get the worksite healthier,” Hutcheson said. “We look at our food systems and are working on improving access for all to healthy food at affordable prices.” The Coalition continually works with the schools on health and nutrition as well as on alcohol, tobacco, and substance abuse awareness and prevention programs. More about the Live Healthy Iowa program is on the website:

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Reliance State Bank pledge paid in full HCHS Volunteers: (front row) Shirley Tegtmeyer, Sandy Hiscocks, Blanche Chizek, Esther Higdon, Karen Solien, Renee Diemer (back row) Liz Waddingham, Michele Horstman, Elaine Weiland, Kathy Gabrielson, Steph Broshar and Kate Smith. Missing from the photo are Judy Brumm, Darlene Daniels, DeAnna Kelly, Joan Nielsen, Char Schreur, and Connie Swanson. (Submitted photo)

HCHS Celebrates the Spirit of Service BRITT – Hancock County Health System (HCHS) celebrated National Healthcare Volunteer Week with a special appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 9 for the HCHS Volunteers. Each volunteer was recognized for the numbers of hours she has given to HCHS over the past year. “We have a great group of volunteers,” said Karen Solien, Chair of the HCHS Volunteer Committee. “Some of our volunteers work on projects from their homes, creating beautiful hand-made lap quilts for our inpatients, or comfortable mammo caps for the radiology department, while others come into the hospital and clinics to lend a helping hand, provide encouraging words and assist family members.” Hancock County Memorial Hos-

pital’s Gift Shop is the result of the volunteers recognizing the value of providing patients, families and employees with the convenience of purchasing gifts, cards, and snacks without leaving the facility. It also is a colorful and cheery place to go when a break from the care environment is needed. Along with maintaining the Gift Shop and helping in the facilities, the volunteers host a few fund-raising events throughout the year, such as the $5 Jewelry and Accessory Sale, a Book Sale, and new for 2013-2014 a Gently Used Purse Sale. All of these activities help to support the purchase of items that may have fallen off the Health System’s annual budget. According to Solien, a portion of the

Chrysler of Forest City to host FFA fundraiser FOREST CITY - Chrysler of Forest City, a Pritchard Family Auto Store will be hosting The Next Crop Project fundraiser on Saturday, April 26th at their location on Hwy 69. The initiative invites FFA members, families, friends, alumni, and the general public to take a short test drive on the day of the event. For each test drive, the FFA earns a $20 donation from Ram Truck brand. All funds raised go directly to the National FFA Organization in support of local FFA chapter leadership programs. This year the event will benefit six

local FFA chapters including: Forest City, Corwith Wesley Luverne, Iowa River (GHV), Lake Mills, West Hancock, North Iowa and Northwood-Kensett High Schools. The public is invited to participate on April 26 between the hours of 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.

I brought my son, Javan in for an Infant See screening just before he turned one, suspecting that there was an issue with his eyes. Dr. Jackson confirmed that he needed glasses, and after examining him, she also decided to referred him to a specialist. I was so pleased with the follow up care and help that we received from both Dr. Jackson and the staff at the Family Eye Care Center. They answered questions, ordered glasses to fit him, and followed up with us after our appts. with the specialist. All of this was above and beyond what you’d typically expect. Thank you Family Eye Care Center; You’ve changed the way my little boy sees the world. Amanda Krumwiede


A story in the April 9 edition of The Leader about Active Learning Childcare in Garner, incorrectly gave the address as 908 Allen. The correct street address is 980 Allen. The Leader regrets the error.

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$8,919.30 raised this year will be used to develop pediatric exam rooms in each of the clinic sites. “Volunteering provides a meaningful and rewarding sense of serving others and the community, which supports HCHS’ Mission of “working together collaboratively to maintain and improve the health and well being of the families and communities we serve,” said Vance Jackson, CEO/ Administrator for Hancock County Health System. “We appreciate each volunteer’s time, talent and resources given to HCHS.” If you would like to join the HCHS Volunteer Committee or would like more information, please visit www.

Barb Eisenmenger, representing the Avery Theater, accepts a check in the amount of $6,500 from Neil Fell, Market President at Reliance State Bank, Garner. This payment effectively completes the bank’s total pledge of $25,000 in support of the restoration of the Avery Theater. “The Avery Theater enhances the vitality of downtown Garner, and will be enjoyed by all ages for many generations to come,” Fell said. “We are pleased to have been a part of this exciting project, and to show our gratitude and support of our community,” The Avery Theater Board of Directors is grateful to all its donors who continue to honor their pledges of support. These names currently appear in the lobby and front window as a temporary display as the permanent display is prepared. Please pass along your gratitude to these businesses, individuals, civic groups and area foundations. (Submitted photo)

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Spring-time is fast approaching, which for us means pulling out our tractors and machinery and doing our best to feed the world. Did you know that in Iowa there is an average of one farm vehicle public road crash per day? We want you to know that our aim is safety first, which includes obeying all traffic laws, coming to full stops, flasher use and giving cars the right of way. If this is ever not the case, please report it to us immediately. Finally, we want to thank you for your patience with us on the roadway. We wish you a wonderful spring season and don't hesitate to wave to your local farmer.




Farms 641-923-2981

Source: Costello et al. (2003), American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Master Level Service Technicians Glen Arkema and Dan Burrs

Kanawha Equipment 203 South Main, Kanawha, Iowa




The Leader • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ABOVE: Jack Bertilson holds a baby meat goat at the 17th annual Hancock County Farm Bureau Ag Day. RIGHT: Rylan Barnes enjoyed petting baby chicks best during the Hancock County Farm Bureau’s 17th annual Ag Day. (Emilie Jenson/The Leader)

Congregate Meals

Evangelical Free Church Britt, Iowa



served at 11:30 a.m. Each

meal includes 1/3 of the required daily amounts for persons age 70+. All meals include skim or 1% milk. Monday, April 21 Cook’s Choice Tuesday, April 22 Taco Salad, Corn or Corn Salad, Plums, Royal Brownie, Tomato Juice Wednesday, April 23 Chicken & Noodle Casserole, Brussel Sprouts/Carrots/Onions, Apricots, Pumpkin Custard Thursday, April 24 Crunchy Baked Fish, Parsleyed Potatoes, Creamed Peas, Fruited Pudding, Raspberry Lemonade Friday, April 25 Cavatelli, Spinach, Garlic Bread, Oatmeal Fruit Bar, Apricots, Raspberry Lemonade

Congregate Meals at Cardinal Grove Garner, Iowa

Menu is subject to change. Dinner is served daily at 11:45 a.m. For reservations or questions about Congregate Meals in Garner, please call Sue Boehnke at (641) 9232114. Cardinal Grove is located at 1355 Division Street in Garner. Monday, April 21 Vegetable Lasagna, Beets, Garlic Bread, Baked Pumpkin Pudding Tuesday, April 22 Roast beef, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Sliced Carrots, English Toffee Dessert Wednesday, April 23 Taco Salad, Calico Bean Bake, Peaches Thursday, April 24 Hot Turkey Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Winter Mix Veggies, Fruit Friday, April 25 Pizza, Lettuce Salad, Sherbet Saturday, April 26 Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Lime Delight

Congregate Meals

at Community Center Klemme, Iowa

Affordable 3 BR, 1 Bath 1.5 Story Home in Garner!! Conveniently Located w/2-Det. Garage. Numerous Updates Include: Roof, Siding, Windows, Kitchen, Furnace & Remodeled Bath. Full Basement, Large Yard, Quiet Neighborhood & Fresh Paint Throughout! Attractive Price and Ready for you! Call today for details!

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Dinner served at 11:30 a.m. For reservations, call Colleen Rout in Klemme at (641) 5872736 at least one day in advance. During inclement weather, closures will be announced on KIMT, KGLO & KIOW. All meals are served with skim or 1% milk.

Monday, April 21 Cook’s Choice Tuesday, April 22 Taco Salad, Corn or Corn Salad, Plums, Royal Brownie, Tomato Juice Wednesday, April 23 Chicken & Noodle Casserole, Brussel Sprouts/Carrots/Onions, Apricots, Pumpkin Custard Thursday, April 24 Crunchy Baked Fish, Parsleyed Potatoes, Creamed Peas, Fruited Pudding, Raspberry Lemonade Friday, April 25 Cavatelli, Spinach, Garlic Bread, Oatmeal Fruit Bar, Apricots, Raspberry Lemonade

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Efficient Ranch w/Attached Garage in Great Location Garner! 3 BR (2 non-conforming), 2 Bath, w/Large LR, Dine-in Kitchen, Some Updated Flooring, LL Family Room, Updated Wiring & All Appliances Included. Ext. Features Good Sized Garage. Covered & Screened Patio & Large Yard Overlooking the Baseball Field w/Storage Shed. $4,000 Allowance & Priced to SELL.

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