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Graphic - Advocate Wednesday

| MAY 7, 2014|Volume 125| Issue 19

Rockwell City Office 712-297-7544 • - Lake City Office 712-464-3188 • SCC Sports on Page 10

Rumors derail new city administrator By Ken Ross Graphic-Advocate Editor No one openly claims to have witnessed Matt Ringgenberg doing anything wrong but because of unsubstantiated rumors, the city council of Lake City has rescinded a decision to hire Ringgenberg as city administrator for Lake City. Ringgenberg and Lake City Mayor Gary Fahan were in agreement on that conclusion during a joint interview on Friday, May 2. Ringgenberg does not want to give details about allegations against him other than that they relate to his previous employment at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, where he had been terminated. Ringgenberg had resigned a seat on the Lake City Council before taking the position as city administrator. The four remaining council members had voted 3 to 0 to hire Ringgenberg, with council members Gary Bellinghausen, Doug Felmer and Brandon Blair voting aye and Tamela Green abstaining because she is Ringgenberg’s aunt. At a special session on April 28, the council rescinded the hiring by the same 3 to 0 vote. Ringgenberg maintains a positive attitude toward the future, “I have some bad feelings for some of the people in the community, now, but I’m hoping the city can move forward. One thing I really want to say is that Gary [Fahan] and a couple of the council members have been really great through this.” Ringgenberg, who has a wife and a young child, plans to go back to school and complete an accounting degree. The rescinding of the city administrator job offer was one of a series of difficulties experienced by the city since Kim Kelly announced in January that she was resigning as city administrator to take a position at the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City. After an initial group of applicants were interviewed by a committee consisting of the mayor, the current city administrator, and council members Felmer and Green, and references were checked, a recommendation was made to the council to hire a woman who had been given glowing references. “The name had leaked out and we got calls saying you made a bad decision,” Fahan said. The council rejected the committee’s recommendation. The next step involved interviewing five candidates by the entire council. Usually a personnel interview for prospective administrative level employees involves a committee that does not include a quorum (majority) of the council so that the interview can be conducted privately, without the formal process of going into closed session. However, the mayor insisted that the entire council be involved in the next round of interviews because he did not want another situation in which a committee’s recommendation was rejected. This process led to the hiring of Kelly Hasner, former director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Nixa in central Missouri. During a visit to Lake City before

assuming his duties full time, Hasner went on a tour of the city with the mayor. Fahan said Hasner showed absolutely no interest in anything the mayor showed him or said to him. Two days later, Hasner called and said he got a job offer that he was going to take. Two more candidates were offered the position and rejected it. Ringgenberg had not applied for the position up to this point, but when the job was posted again, he was one of the applicants. “For the 2-½ years while Matt was on the council, nobody came to me and said you had a bad individual on the council, nothing,” Fahan said. “Once the people started coming out of the woodwork, Gary Bellinghausen and I spent two whole days calling people. He was calling people in Carroll where there was supposed to be something. He couldn’t find anything. I was checking things out. I was calling the League [of cities], everything. I could not find any substantiated stuff there.” Ringgenberg said, “I’ve had multiple calls of support, people stopping by my home and calling me, supporting me and my family.” Prior to the termination, there were people who had opposed him, including a citizen who came into the city offices threatening to get his lawyer involved. “The threats I had during that week were unbelievable,” Ringgenberg said. Allegations about the hospital were not publicly substantiated by hospital staff. A conference call was made to the hospital compliance officer from the city offices with Ringgenberg, Bellinghausen and Fahan participating in the call. Fahan said, “She [the hospital compliance officer] specifically said over the phone ‘no, there is no ongoing investigation. I can tell you that right now.’ I asked, ‘Would you know if an entity outside the hospital was conducting an investigation?’ and she said, ‘Yes, I’d know that. There is nothing.’ I tell people that in town and they look me in the eye and say, ‘Oh, yes there is.’ So, I don’t know where they’re getting this.” Fahan continued, “When you get 40 or 50 people who are dead set in their opinion... I have good friends I stop on the street and say, ‘Can I explain this to you?’ and they say, ‘No, I don’t want to hear it.’ So in their minds, something throughout the years has set something off. They won’t change their minds and they won’t believe the facts if it is right in front of them. That makes it tough and that’s why the council decided to terminate, because you can’t have that kind of division going on in town.” A new committee has been formed to seek a city administrator applicant that the citizens will accept. This committee includes Judy Hungate (a former city administrator), Vicki Keonin (who has been on the library board for 20 plus years), Tamela Green (council member) and Lee Vogt (acting part-time city administrator). Fahan said he is not a part of that committee. Fahan noted with regret that, “We tried to get to the bottom of this and stop the rumors, but it just didn’t work.”

Poppy Day is May 16 American Legion Auxiliary Twin Lakes Post # 105, Rockwell City, has declared Friday, May 16, as Poppy Day in Rockwell City. Members will distribute the poppies made by veterans in hospitals from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day. People can show support for past and present veterans by contributing and wearing a poppy.


Ceremony honors Jamie Buenting and his family By Ken Ross Graphic-Advocate Editor On Monday, April 28, Jamie Buenting, a Rockwell City Police officer who was killed in the line of duty in September of last year, was honored with a 50-mile bike ride from Webster City through Fort Dodge and ending at Rockwell City. The memorial bike ride was a Tour de Force event. Tour de Force was organized in New York after the 9/11 tragedy with the dual mission of honoring the victims of 9/11 by keeping their memory alive through cycling events and to raise funds to benefit the families of police officers who were killed in the line of duty. The memorial ride to honor Jamie Buenting was organized by Lt. Kelly Hindman, District 7 Commander of the Iowa State Patrol and Laura Judge, a former law enforcement officer and member of the Tour de Force organization. Judge is an Ankeny resident, one of the bike riders who joined the organization when it spread across the country from New York. It has subsequently become an international organization. Those participating in the bike ride on April 28 included not only Tour de Force members but also other bicyclists who wanted to

honor Jamie Buenting and his widow, Amanda, and two young children. Following the ride, a ceremony was held at the Rockwell City Community Center. Lt. Hindman told those gathered there, “A few months ago I took a phone call from Laura over here. She asked me whether I wanted to do a bike ride in honor of Jamie. She called the right person because I happen to be a fairly avid bicyclist, so we were all on board.” He added, “This ride would not have been possible without the support of our law enforcement officers.” Hindman said the ride was everything he thought it would be and more. He acknowledged the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) that was present in Rockwell City on, Sept. 13, the day of the fatal shooting. CERT is a multiagency team that trains together for emergencies. Jamie Buenting was a member of the team and was fatally shot while participating in an attempted arrest of an armed suspect. Hindman noted that some of Jamie’s CERT colleagues participated in the memorial bike ride. “We ask these people to do a lot

During a ceremony April 28 at the Rockwell City Community Center, the family of slain police officer Jamie Buenting received a $5,000 check and commemorative medallions in honor of their husband and father from the Tour de Force following a memorial bike ride from Webster City to Rockwell City. (Graphic-Advocate photo by Ken Ross) and I think we forget until the very worst thing happens and then it is a stark reminder that it is dangerous work that we ask them to do every day,” he said. Laura Judge explained the purpose of the Tour de Force organization

and then asked Jamie Buenting’s family members to come forward to receive a check and medallions in Jamie Buenting’s honor. Amanda and the kids then presented gifts to Tour de Force members.

Jamie Buenting’s family gave gifts to the participants of the memorial bike ride from Webster City to Rockwell City in appreciation of the tribute paid to the slain Rockwell City police officer. (Graphic-Advocate photo by Ken Ross)

Public meeting slated for major drainage project By Ken Ross Graphic-Advocate Editor The Calhoun County and Webster County Boards of Supervisors may finally be on the same page regarding a major upgrade for a drainage project. Proposed improvements could double the cost of a project that has already cost property owners in the drainage district more than a half million dollars. The nearly 13 miles of drainage, established as an easement in 1912, serves drainage for 12,035 acres in Webster County and 10,914 acres in Calhoun County. The Calhoun County supervisors were concerned that a joint resolution with Webster County would bind them into proceeding with the project upgrade if the wording of a motion is not carefully drafted. Attorney Dave Wollenzien had explained to the Calhoun County Supervisors at a past meeting that if an engineer had recommended the project upgrade, then the counties would be required to proceed regardless of what a majority of the property owners wanted. This is based on court precedents, one of which involved Webster County. Fortunately for the counties, the engineer’s report on this particular project gave three options for the boards, one of which is to do nothing further at this point. The supervisors met in Fort Dodge in the afternoon of April 29 and agreed to hold an informational meeting with the public at a later date, an action that does not bind the boards to further action in the way

that a project hearing might. Wayne Dowling, drainage clerk in the Calhoun County Auditor’s Office, was at the meeting in Fort Dodge, along with the county auditor and the supervisors. Dowling said the meeting was cordial and the supervisors of both counties now seem to be on the same page. Earlier in the morning at the meeting in Calhoun County, Steve O’Connor, recommended installing a fire door and fire wall in the court

house basement with a one-hour fire delay rating to improve the safety at the court house in Rockwell City He noted that the open stairwell as it is now could create an internal chimney effect for a fire in the basement. Based on discussions with contractors, the estimated cost of those improvements, along with a metal gate to redirect people away from an unsafe exit route, would total about $1,500. O’Connor said that the fire door

and fire wall would provide a bandage on a situation that would need more extensive measures if the county wants to preserve the courthouse for the next generation and the generation after that. If that is the county’s intent, consideration in the future should be given to a sprinkler system throughout the building, a project that would be very expensive.

SCCHS observes Live Healthy Iowa Kids

South Central Calhoun High School students walked the track on Friday, May 2, for 30 minutes to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Live Healthy Iowa, is a health initiative that brings together friends, families, businesses and communities in team-based wellness challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle change .
Live Healthy Iowa Kids was created in 2004 due to the success of the adult initiatives, Live Healthy Iowa. Since the launch in 2004, nearly a million kids have participated in Live Healthy Iowa Kids programs or events. The goal of Live Healthy Iowa is to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. (Graphic-Advocate photo by Toni Venteicher)

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May 7, 2014

SMCH celebrates employee accomplishments Nutrition Services, and Doreen Mohr, Housekeeping was recognized for 20 years of service. Completing 15 years of employment are Nancy Flink, P.A.-C., and Leon Hendricks, Emergency Services. Recognition for 10 years of employment went to Bob Arnold, Physical Therapy, and Perry Henely, Anesthesia. The

2013 Physician of the Year, Dr. David Frate (left) is presented his award and Golden Stethoscope by Heather Cain, CEO. Maurine Thieszen, Dietitian. For 30 Contributed by SMCH Stewart Memorial Community years of service the following are Hospital recently recognized recognized: Carmen Ludwig, LPN, their employees for their Deb Trost, Finance, and Donna accomplishments during 2013 at its Westcott, Clinic Business. In the Rewards and Recognition Banquet. 25 year category, SMCH honored The Florence Nightingale award Brenda Buss, Business Office, Lori was given to Kari Jones, Director Lasher, Nursing Service Secretary, of Nursing. The Auxiliary Shining Jenni Macke, RN, Mel Alcox, Star award recipient was volunteer EMT, and Deb Perepeluk, Nursing Toni Kerns. Danni Anderson, Assistant. Kim Anderson, Nutrition P.A.-C. was given the Rising Star Services, Cindy Blair, RN, Deb award.  The Golden Pillar award, Daniel, Pharmacy, Deb Harms,

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Kari Jones (right), Director of Nursing, is presented with the Florence Nightingale award by Heather Cain, CEO (left). Memorial Community Hospital says, “We are so proud to be able to pause and recognize our employees for the outstanding service they give to our patients and our organization. It is through their dedicated service that we remain the best place for our employees to work, patients to receive their care and physicians to practice medicine.”

Marilyn Mumm, Radiology, Michelle Pedersen, Nursing Service Unit Secretary, Jenny Roby, Homecare/Hospice, Danelle Ruthart, Homecare/Hospice, Kari Sharkey, Homecare/Hospice, Michelle Shaver, Social Services, and Carmon Slininger, Clinic Nursing . Holly Wuebker, RN, Homecare, is presented the Champion of Standards Bill Albright, Vice President of Human Resources at Stewart award by Heather Cain, CEO.


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Empty Nest By Curt Swarm

Gus and Gertie’s Goose Nest Gertrude had had it. The last two years of nesting had ended in disappointments and grief. With Gus, her mate, they had carefully constructed their nests on the banks of the Skunk River east of the Salem Stub. Using tall dried grass and reeds, as they had learned from the other Canada geese in their flock, they had built what Gus and Gertie considered to be respectable brooder homes. That first year, Gertie even spied a maverick brown egg lying close to her nest, probably laid by an immature female not ready to nest yet, and added it to her nest of four white eggs. Gertie believed in adoption and diversity. As she was supposed to, Gertie rotated the eggs every hour or so, and added down to the nest to keep the eggs warm while she took her breaks. However, an unexpected flood washed Gertie and Gus’s nest away. Gertie and Gus flew above the Skunk River bottom over and over again, along with the other Canada geese that had also lost nests, honking and searching. But to no avail. Gertie and Gus tried to mate again that season, but their time had passed. The second year, Gertie chose some higher ground, against Gus’s beak-clicking protests, and laid six beautiful white eggs. Gertie and Gus were so proud. But a marauding coyote on the prowl, discovered the nest. Gus, on guard, went into action with his broken-wing act in an attempt to lead the coyote away, and almost had the coyote fooled. But he was a smart old coyote, being much experienced in egg/gosling hunting. He had spied Gertie on the nest and, after realizing he was being tricked, circled back. After all, he had a mate and a den of pups to feed, too. Gertie and Gus’s grief was so great, that they cried to the others in

Gertie in her nest on top of a metal grain bin. their flock. The flock came forward and rubbed necks with Gertie and Gus to help them through their loss. Gertie and Gus didn’t even try to mate again that year. On their flights around the Skunk River bottom and to area corn fields to feed, Gertie had noticed an old rusty grain bin, all overgrown with grape vines. She landed on top of the metal bin a couple of times and noticed the flat peak and camouflage of vines. No flood or coyote could get to her nest here! Gus knew from the look in Gertie’s eye that she had made up her mind, and it was useless to argue. The third season, they made their nest on top of the grain bin. The eggs were about to hatch. Gertie could feel the slight movements within the eggs. Gus was standing close by on the ground in anticipation. Suddenly, Gertie looked down on Gus. How would her goslings get to the ground? A panic gripped her. They would fall and be killed! But she tended to her goslings anyway, assisting them

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with the shell, as they pecked and broke their way to freedom. One by one, when it was time, the goslings left the nest. When they felt the hot tin of the grain bin, they rolled down the steep roof and, perhaps with their little wing buds flapping and helping some, fell into the clutches of the grape vines below. Only one of the six didn’t survive. Over the course of 24 hours, Gertie and Gus led their brood the half mile to the Skunk River. Gertie would stop every hour or so and let them nestle and rest under her. She even picked up a stray gosling along the way, and cared for it. She was back to her six. Once in the water, the goslings followed Gertie and Gus around in the cool, shallow water close to the bank. Other geese in the flock came forward with their goslings and honked their admiration at Gertie and Gus’s first brood. Now, Gertie and Gus nest each year on the grain bin, while their brood search out cupolas, belfries, and domes, their goslings able to flap their tiny wings a little bit upon their fall from the nest. The Skunk River flows on. Have a good story? Call or text Curt Swarm in Mt. Pleasant at 319217-0526, email him at curtswarm@, or visit his website at Also listen to Curt’s recordings of Empty Nest columns on

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At one time in my life, I had regular contact with dozens of murderers. I spent time where they lived, as well as where rapists and thieves lived. For about a year of my 2 ½ years as a correctional officer at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, I was assigned to cell house 17. Most of that time I worked the top tier, known as Honor Lifer’s Range, where inmates serving life sentences could be assigned after a period of having no disciplinary actions taken against them. They were a fairly well-behaved group of murderers. I certainly would not wish on any of them the kind of traumatic death that was recently inflicted on an Oklahoma inmate during a botched attempt at lethal injection. Iowa does not have a death penalty and hasn’t executed a prisoner since 1963. In Iowa, a life sentence really does mean life. The only way someone sentenced to life can qualify for parole is to have the sentence commuted by the governor, a rather rare occurrence. In his several terms as governor, Terry Branstad has commuted three life sentences of inmates who were convicted of murders that took place when they were adults. There was a group of 38 men in Iowa prisons who were juveniles at the time murders took place and Branstad commuted their sentences as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting a life sentence for juvenile offenders. As unusual as the concept of ‘honor lifers’ may seem, it makes sense from a correctional facility operations standpoint. Inmates with little or no chance of ever being released from prison need something to strive for in their lives. The honor range had cells that were slightly larger than others (all cells at the ISP were one-man cells). The inmates on the honor range had

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Wednesday, May 7: At 7 p.m. everyone from the community is invited to hear Pam Titus Bogue who has just returned from her missionary work in Nicaragua with Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International. Pam will be speaking at Woodlawn Christian Church. Monday, May 12: Rockwell City Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Community Center in Rockwell City. Monday, May 12: The Rockwell City Study Club will be luncheon guests of the Lake City Monday Club at noon. It will be held in the lower level of the hospital. All are to make their own travel arrangements. Thursday May 15: AAUW meets in Fort Dodge, 5 p.m. at Iowa Central Community College Cafeteria. Program on diversity promotion at the college. Dinner at Willow Ridge Country Club. Tuesday, May 27: Calhoun County Democrats meet at 6 p.m. at Big Beeve’s in Manson at 6 p.m. All are invited. For questions contact Faith Blaskovich. Monday, June 9: Rockwell City Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Community Center in Rockwell City. Tuesday, June 10: Stewart Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding a “Books Are Fun” Book Fair and Pie Sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference Center. Friday, June 13: Calhoun County Relay for Life from 6-11 pm, Manson Northwest Webster High School Track. You can register new and returning teams on-line – www. Every Monday – AA & Al-Anon Meetings 7:30 p.m. St. Thomas Catholic Church, Manson; 4 p.m. “Audrey’s All Stars” Reading Program at the J.J. Hands Library Every Tuesday – Al-Anon & AA Meetings at 8 p.m. at Central School Preservation in Lake City; TOPS Meeting at the Calhoun County Annex 1, 515 Court St, Rockwell City. Weigh in 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Meeting time at 8:45 a.m. Every Wednesday – Story Hour J J Hands Library in Lohrville, 10 11:30 a.m. Every Thursday –9:30 a.m. Coffee at the Library in Lake City; AA Open Meeting 7 p.m. at Union Church, Lake City. Enter north door on Washington St.; 4 p.m. “Audrey’s All Stars” Reading Program at the J.J. Hands Library


Ross Rambles By Ken Ross, Graphic-Advocate Editor

a few minor benefits not given the other inmates, benefits that would seem rather meager to someone other than an inmate, but such privileges as added canteen items and a later evening lockdown time had inflated importance for those living in the stark environment of a prison. At the other end of the reward and punishment system was administrative segregation. Those given more than a couple of days of admin seg were transferred to the highest security cell house, cell house 20. Inmates in cell house 20 were taken in full restraints (belly chain and leg irons) to an exercise pen to pace for 15 minutes, three times a week, followed by a shower in a locked shower cell. They did not otherwise get out of their cells except to go to the infirmary or a special section of the visiting room. The majority of inmates sent to admin seg were there less than 30 days. Prior to my employment at the prison, the administration had tried to put an inmate in cell house 20 permanently. Edward Clark was convicted of killing another inmate while Clark was serving a sentence for robbery. A few years later Clark was charged with and subsequently convicted of murdering a correctional officer. Clark appealed his indefinite assignment to cell house 20 and the court found in his favor, ruling that he should only spend a reasonable amount of time in admin seg. The administration believed that the rest of Clark’s life would be a reasonable time in admin seg, but Clark was released back into general population. He was in cell house 17

while I worked there, although not on the honor range. I suppose executing a person like Clark would make sense if it could be done without the extended legal procedures that exist in states that still have the death penalty. My belief that the death penalty is bad policy is not based on sympathy for inmates like Clark or even for inmates whose killing was limited to a single incident. I doubt that the death penalty is a deterrent to murder in most cases. The killer is often driven by impulses that cannot be influenced by any rational considerations. People are not likely to consciously decide spending the rest of their life in prison is acceptable but being executed is not. Even if such a consideration is, on rare occasion, a factor in a criminal’s thought process, the fear of execution is as likely to result in a killer not risking leaving behind living witnesses, thus expanding the number of murders beyond what it would otherwise be. Calculating the net impact of the death penalty on murder rates is speculation, but it is probably negligible either way or non-existent. Perhaps the most compelling reason for the death penalty is that it can create a sense of justice for the loved ones of the victims as well as for society in general. The problem is, if we think in terms of closure to the tragedy requiring an execution, that closure is likely to take decades. Support for the death penalty is understandable, but I just don’t believe it makes sense as public policy.

Dear Editor, Saturday, May 10th marks the 22nd anniversary of one America’s great days of giving-the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect from our customer’s non-perishable food donations. These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in need, and there is many in our community that need our help. Last year 74.6 million pounds of food was collected nationally, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Over the course of its 21year history, the drive has collected more than a billion pounds of food, thanks to our universal delivery network that spans the entire nation, including Puerto Rico, Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands. The need for donations is great. Currently, 49 million Americans--1 in 6--are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Sixteen million are children who feel hunger’s impact on their overall health and

ability to perform at school. And nearly 5 million seniors over the age 60 are food insecure, with many who live on fixed incomes often too embarrassed to ask for help. Our food drive’s timing is crucial, as well. Food banks and pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. By springtime, many pantries are depleted, entering the summer low on supplies at time when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available. Participating in this year’s Letter Carrier National Food Drive is simple. Just leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox. Non-perishable foods are items that do not spoil, decay or have expiration dates. On Saturday, May 10th your letter carrier will pick it up and do the rest. I invite you to join in America’s great day of giving and help us in our fight to end hunger. Sincerely, Bonnie Enabnit Letter Carrier Lake City, Iowa

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Bateman Probate Notice NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DELORES K. BATEMAN, Deceased. PROBATE NO. ESPR501821 To all persons interested in the Estate of Delores K. Bateman, Deceased, who died on or about April 19, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 23rd day of April, 2014, the last will and testament of Delores K. Bateman, deceased, bearing date of the 18th day of January, 2010 was admitted to probate in the above-named court and that Sherry A. Bateman 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

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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 abovenamed 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 23rd day of April, 2014. Sherry A. Bateman 712 Main Street Rockwell City, IA 50579 Executor of the Estate David D. Gidel, Gray & Gidel, Attorneys at Law Attorney for the Executor P.O. Box 266 Rockwell City, IA 50579 Date of second publication 7th day of May, 2014 30,7C

Hatfield Probate Notice

NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LUELLA O. HATFIELD f/k/a LUELLA O. ADAMS, Deceased. PROBATE NO. ESPR501826 To all persons interested in the Estate of Luella O. Hatfield f/k/a/ Luella O. Adams, Deceased, who died on or about April 11, 2014: You are hereby notified that on 28 th day April, 2014, the last will and testament of Luella O. Hatfield f/k/a Luella O. Adams, deceased, bearing date of the 4th day of June, 1985 was admitted to probate in the above-named court and that Patty Lou Carlson 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 abovenamed 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 April, 2014.

Patty Lou Carlson 420 36th Street West Des Moines, IA 50265 Executor of the Estate Steven W. Hendricks, ICIS PIN No: 0003411 Attorney for the Executor Kersten Brownlee Hendricks LLP 805 Central Avenue, Suite 700 Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 Date of second publication 14th day of May, 2014 7,14 C

City of Lake City

Lake City Council Proceedings April 28, 2014 These minutes are as recorded by the City Administrator/Clerk and are subject to approval at the next regular council meeting. The City Council of Lake City, Iowa met in special session on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Council Chambers. Mayor Fahan presided with the following members present: Filmer, Blair, Green, and Bellinghausen. Department heads/staff present: Lee Vogt and Bobby Rist. Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion Bellinghausen, second Filmer to rescind the motion and action of hiring Matt Ringgenberg as City Administrator/Clerk. Ayes: Filmer, Blair, Bellinghausen. Abstain: Green. Motion carried. Comments from citizens were heard regarding the hiring process for the City Administrator/Clerk position. Motion Bellinghausen, second Blair to go into closed session at 6:08 under Iowa Code 21.5 to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered, and when necessary to prevent needless and

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irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.. Motion carried unanimous. Motion-Bellinghausen, second-Filmer to move out of closed session. Council moved out of closed session and resumed council meeting at 6:39. Motion-Bellinghausen, second-Filmer to send Ringgenberg an official letter stating the reason for rescinding their decision to hire him, to be sent certified mail. Council gave direction to City Attorney to review the legalities regarding the termination. Ayes-Filmer, Blair, Bellinghausen. Abstain. Green. Motion carried. Council gave direction to Interim City Administrator/Clerk to proceed with formation of a hiring committee consisting of council members Doug Filmer, Tami Green, citizens Vicky Keonin and Judy Hungate and Interim Administrator/Clerk Lee Vogt. There being no further business, a motion was made by Filmer and seconded by Bellinghausen to adjourn at 6:45 PM, unanimous Gary Fahan, Mayor Lee Vogt, Interim City Administrator/Clerk

Board of Supervisors Calhoun County Courthouse Rockwell City, Iowa Tuesday, April 22, 2014 The Board of Supervisors of Calhoun County met with the following members present: Jacobs, Nicholson, and Hoag, Sr. Agenda additions: None It was moved by Nicholson and seconded by Hoag, Sr. to approve the agenda. Ayes all. Motion carried. The minutes of the last meeting were read. It was moved by Hoag, Sr. and seconded by Nicholson to approve the minutes. Ayes all. Motion carried. It was moved by Hoag, Sr. and seconded by Nicholson to review the claims (checks #37294 through 37421 and warrants #502788 through 502800) and were allowed as endorsed. Ayes all. Motion carried. It was moved by Hoag, Sr. and seconded by Nicholson to approve the use of the bandstand/ gazebo on the courtyard Friday, June 6, for Kathy Bennett and Bill Jurries. Ayes all. Motion carried. Ron Haden, Engineer, and B. J. Musselman, Maintenance Superintendent, met with the Board to update them on Secondary Road projects. A telephonic call was made to David Wollenzien, Drainage Attorney, concerning JT DD 70-95. It was moved by Nicholson and seconded by Hoag, Sr. to adjourn until Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. for their next regular Board meeting. Ayes all. Motion carried. Scott Jacobs, Chairman Judy Howrey, Auditor Gary Nicholson, Vice Chairman Dean G. Hoag, Sr. AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL INC, WLD SPLY/RC....................................66.39 ALPHA WIRELESS COMM CO, 2 RADIO LICENSES/ENG...............367.88 ARAMARK UNIFORM & CAREER APPAR, MAINT................................174.03 BARCO MUNICIPAL PRODUCTS INC, SFTY/JCKT/SHRTS/VESTS..........1,223.98 BENEFITS INC, FLEX PLAN DOCUMENTS........................200.00 BLUE RIBBON DIST CO, WATER.........113.40 CALHOUN CO ELECTRIC, ELECTRIC.......................................970.95 CALHOUN CO SELF FUNDING, MAY HLTH INS/D NEPPLE.............651.50 CALHOUN CO SHERIFF, SHERIFF FEES..................................48.80 CALHOUN CO. REMINDER, SUPPLIES.....................13.53 CALHOUN COUNTY SOIL & WATER, TREES............................175.00 CARDMEMBER SERVICE, SCHOOLS/MTGS..........................4,897.59 CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF, MAR 2014 SHERIFF TRNSPRT.........34.50 CENTURYLINK, MONTHLY SERVICE....13.58 CHAMPION CHRYSLER, VAN MAINT..................................22,525.31 CHOICE 1 HEALTHCARE SERVICES, MED SUPPLIES..............................112.30 CINTAS CORPORATION, FIRST AID SUPPLIES........................47.92 COLE M. D., DAN J, EXAMINEER FEE.............................300.00 COLLINS, CAROL, MAR 2014 MLG......486.50 CONDON, JANE E, MAR 2014 MLG.....116.50 CRAIG’S SERVICE, CRAIG A NIELAND, DBA, OUTSIDE RPR/103..................10.00 CRYSTAL CLEAR WINDOWS, LABOR...57.00 CUNNINGHAM-REIS COMPANY, 3% RETAINED ALL EST/BRDG RPLCMNT GA-25S........................8,071.26 DISCOVER BUSINESS CARD, APR 10’2014 VOLUNTEER DINNER.......243.05

DOBBINS, ANGELA M, MAR 2014 CONTRACT LABOR..........................94.00 ELECTION SYTEMS & SOFTWARE LLC, LAYOUT CHARGES...................12,205.65 ELLIS, LINDA, PROGRAM SUPPLIES....20.00 ESOLUTIONS INC, DATA PROCESSING........................255.00 EYERLY BALL CMHS, PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC.................533.60 FAMILY PET MEDICAL CENTER, MAR 2014 ANIMAL CONTROL.................112.00 FARM & HOME PUBL LTD, PROGRAM SUPPLIES.....................148.70 FARNHAMVILLE AMBULANCE SERVICE, QUARTERLY PAYMENT JAN-MAR....................2,621.80 FIRST COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, MONTHLY SERVICE..........................16.92 FORCE AMERICA DISTRIBUTING LLC, PARTS/RC..........................................42.28 GARGANO, MARK, EXAMINER FEES.............................200.00 GIMER, DEB, MAR 2014 MLG..............656.00 GINTHER, JULIE, MAR 2014 MLG..........96.00 GREENE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH, MAR 2014 CONTRACT LABOR BCC......186.90 HALEY EQUIPMENT INC, MAINT...........61.39 HAMMEN, SUE, MAR 2014 MLG/PROGRAM SUPPLIES..............20.26 HILDRETH, BECKY, MAR 2014 MLG....384.00 HINOTE, JANA, MAR 2014 MLG...........587.50 HULL, KERRIE, MAR 2014 MLG...........641.50 HUTCHINSON SALT COMPANY.. 26.11 TONS SALT/ICE CNTRL-RC...................7,335.58 I & S GROUP, INC, DD #20 MOD WATCHMAN SERVICE.................7,136.46 I.C.C.C., SCHOOL....................................15.00 IA DEPT OF TRANSP, PAINT/ENTR & MAINT.....................140.04 IMAGETEK INC., SOFWARE ASSURANCE USER LICENSE.....4,439.65 IOWA IMMUNIZATION COALITION, REGISTRATION...............................100.00 ISAC, EDUCATION/TRAINING SERV.....70.00 JIFI PRINT COMPANY, INC., PRINTING.........................................104.55 JOHNSON, ARNOLD, BEAVER BOUNTY............................120.00 KRUEGER SURVEYING PC, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES...........850.00 LAKE CITY AMBULANCE, 2ND & 3RD QUARTER PAYMENT.................9,006.00 LAMPE FUNERAL HOME, TRANSFER TO ANKENY.................................................400.00 LAWSON PRODUCTS INC, TOOLS/RC & BLDS/PRTS-STK.......465.34 LEXIS – NEXIS, LAW LIBRARY.............108.00 LINN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH, PROGRAM SUPPLIES RADON KITS...................75.00 MAINSTAY SYSTEMS INC, OFFICE EQUIP.............................1,842.00 MALLARD VIEW INC, MAR 2014 COMM BASED RCF.....................2,064.37 MAYER, LEISA, MAR 2014 MLG...........219.49 MCCLINTOCK, LORRI, UNIFORMS..........4.00 MINNESOTA SUPPLY INC, MED SUPPLIES.................................58.48 MEDIACOM, MONTHLY SERVICE........292.87 METZGER, KELLY, MAR 2014 MLG......326.00 MIDAMERICAN ENERGY, ELEC/LGHT SRV-JOLLEY............5,601.08 MID-IOWA INSURANCE, INC, TORT LIABILITY............................3,753.45 MOHR, TAMI L, MAR 2014 MLG/PROGRAM SUPPLIES...........158.50 NAPA ROCKWELL CITY, PARTS/172......28.36 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, MEMBERSHIP..................125.00 NATIONAL SHERIFF’S ASSOC, INVESTIGATIONS..............................54.00 NORTHLAND PRODUCTS CO, OUTSIDE SRV/LC............................314.90 NORTHWEST IA ASSESSORS ASSOC, SCHOOLS/MTGS.............................600.00

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NORTHWEST IA YOUTH EMERG SERV, MAR 2014 COMMITMENT SHRF TRNSP...................................421.50 OFFICE ELEMENTS, MAINT CONTRACT 10395...............157.04 OLSON, STACI, EXAMINER FEES.......100.00 PETERSON, ROBERT E, MAR 2014 LEGAL REP......................73.70 PEYTON, CHARLES, MAR 2014 MLG....37.50 PLAINS AREA MENTAL HEALTH INC, PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC TRTMNT...........................................320.00 POSTMASTER, POSTAGE....................365.61 PPS PLUS SOFTWARE, DATA PROCESSING.......................377.10 PRIDE GROUP, MAR 2014 COMM BASED RCF.....................3,972.85 RILEY, BARB, MAR 2014 MLG/PROGRAM SUPPLIES..............28.14 ROHLFS, KARI ANN, MAR 2014 CONTRACT LABOR...........................67.50 ROSADO, LEAH RENEE, MAR 2014 CONTRACT LABOR.......210.00 ROST MOTOR INC., PARTS/28..............74.90 SAC COUNTY AUDITOR, GRAND MATCHING FUNDS.........1,000.00 SAC COUNTY SHERIFFS OFF, PRISONER CARE.........................5,775.00 SANOFI PASTEUR INC, VACCINES.....254.53 SCHMIT, JOLEEN, MAR 2014 MLG......398.00 SCHOSSOW, SHELLY, MAR 2014 MLG...............................353.50 SEAVERT, NANCY, MAR 2014 MLG.....343.00 SECRETARY OF STATE, MILTARY BALLOT ENVELOPES.....................131.07 SMITH, KARA, MAR 2014 CONTRACT LABOR..................18.13 SNYDER MFG CO, PROGRAM SUPPLIES DOG POUND..............1,650.00 SOUTHSIDE GROCERY, PROGRAM SUPPLIES.......................93.56 STAR ENERGY LLC, MAR 2013 FUEL............................2,764.33 STEWART MEMORIAL COMM HOSP, CONTRACT LABOR......................1,755.56 STRATFORD GRAVEL INC, 40006 TONS GRAVEL/JANSSEN PIT...........192,428.86 SUKOVATY, LINDA, MAR 2014 MLG....367.50 SWANSON AUDIO VIDEO & APPLIANC, OFFICE EQUIPMENT......................579.98 SWANSON HARDWARE (RC), SUPPLIES.......................................256.19 TEAGUE, SHELLY, MAR 2014 MLG........75.50 THE PHONE STORE, MAINT................108.41 THREE EAGLES COMMUNICATIONS, ADVERTISING.................................700.00 TWIN LAKES UTILITIES, UTILITIES.....266.60 U S CELLULAR, MONTHLY SERVICE....41.76 VENUE-ON-HOLD, RICHARD REYNOLDS, DBA, ADVERTISING 1 YEAR.......1,795.00 VERIZON WIRELESS, MONTHLY SERVICE.......................410.71 VOGEL, ANNETTE, VOLUNTEER GIFT/MAR 2014 MLG.........................60.50 VOITH, SHANE, VEHICLE MAINT.............8.33 WEBSTER CO PUBLIC HEALTH, MAR 2014 CONTRACT LABOR BCC.......280.35 WEBSTER COUNTY SHERIFF, SHERIFF FEES..................................23.00 WELLMARK INC, INSURANCE......118,941.75 WHEELER, MARISSA, MAR 2014 CONTRACT LABOR..........................70.69 WIESTON AG SERVICE INC, DD #67 RPR GNFLD 34 C2013-18............6,022.12 WILLIAMS, TAMMY, MAR 2014 MLG/BOH MTG.........................65.71 WINDSTREAM, PHN SRV/712-468-2219...........................327.08 WRIGHT EXPRESS/FLEET SERVICE, MAR 2014 FUEL...............................747.85 ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION, AMBULANCE..............................51,726.65 GRAND TOTAL...............................501,659.65

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Southern Cal Board of Directors Special Meeting, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 The Southern Cal Board of Directors met in a Special Session on Tues, April 29, 2014 at the SCC HS ICN room. President Jim Brown called the meeting to order at 7:15 am. Director members present included Vice-President Mark Schleisman, Ann Gemberling, Judy Hungate, and Larry Irwin. Supt Jeff Kruse, Board Secretary Carol Collins, Principal Randy Martin, and 2 guests were also present. Irwin motioned, Hungate seconded, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0. Gemberling motioned, Schleisman seconded, to move into closed session as allowed by IA Code Section 21.5(1) (a) and/ or (e) to conduct a student hearing for student disciplinary reasons. By roll call: Aye - Brown, Gemberling, Hungate, Irwin, Schleisman; Nay - none. Motion carried 5-0. The board entered into closed session at 7 a.m. and entered open session at 7:51 a.m. Schleisman motioned, Gemberling seconded, to approve the academic and attendance plan as amended with consequences as discussed for Student A for the remainder of the school year. Motion carried 5-0. With no further business to discuss, Gemberling motioned, Hungate seconded, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 5-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:52 a.m. Submitted by Carol A Collins, Board Secretary

Public Notice

Notice There will be a PRIMARY Election to be held June 3, 2014, with polls opening at 7:00 a.m. and closing at 9:00 p.m. Be advised that there will be a public test of the county voting equipment to be used at this election. The test will commence at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 12th and continue until completion of the required test in the Wellness Room, basement of the Courthouse, Rockwell City, Iowa. Judy Howrey, Calhoun County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections

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City of Rockwell City Public Notice The Rockwell City Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing to consider a request to allow the owner of 816 Court Street to place an addition on the North side of the existing house, which will be built less than eight feet from the West line of the property as required by the zoning ordinance . This hearing will be held at City Hall, 335 Main Street, on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 4:30 PM. The public is invited to attend.

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Licht Probate Notice

NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JEANETTE JOSEPHINE LICHT, Deceased. PROBATE NO. ESPR501809 To all persons interested in the Estate of Jeanette Josephine Licht, Deceased, who died on or about January 19, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 25th day of March, 2014, the last will and testament of Jeanette Josephine Licht, deceased, bearing date of the 23rd day of March, 1963 was admitted to probate in the above-named court and that Curtis Ray Licht 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 abovenamed 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 26th day of March, 2014. Curtis Ray Licht 733 3rd Street N.W. Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Executor of the Estate Gordon L. Madson, ICIS ATT0004967 Attorney for the Executor Madson Law Office PO Box 788, 931 Main Street, Manson, IA 50563



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County Human Resources to meet

The Calhoun County Board of Human Resources, announces that the May meeting of the County Board will be held on May 15, at 9 a.m. in the Activity Room of the Courthouse Annex, 515 Court Street, Rockwell City. Persons interested in bringing items to the attention of the Board should contact Office of General Assistance, to obtain items on the agenda.

Judy Howrey, Calhoun County Auditor announces that ballots are available for absentee voting. Calhoun County has a website with forms you may wish to use for the upcoming Primary Election. To download forms from the website, go to calhouncountyiowa. com and click on elections. On the top left hand side is a link to the voter registration form and/or absentee ballot request form. These forms can be printed, signed with an original signature, and then sent to the Auditor’s office at 416 4th St, Suite 1, Rockwell City, Iowa 50579. The Code does NOT allow

any faxed forms, only forms with original signatures. If you are not registered, have moved or changed your name, please make every attempt to register by mail or in person at the Auditor’s office. Persons that are already registered to vote do not need to reregister to participate in this election. You may also call the office at 712297-7741 and we will mail you the necessary forms for absentee voting or voter registration. Judy Howrey Calhoun County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections

Speeding: Maylin M. Alarcon, Grand Island, NE; Stephen Mikel Jordan, Story City; Katie Jo Mason, Early; Ryan P. Reams, Vancouver, WA; Evan James Corey, Rockwell City; James Orville Pritchard, Pocahontas; James Michael Porter, Willmar, MN; Michael Wayne Goodwin, St. Joseph, MO; Edward Floyd Kaiser, Jr, Oklahoma City, OK; Dennis Don Short, Rockwell City; Jeff Allan Raasch, Marion; Emma Soo Yoon Dible, Spirit Lake; Tanner Jay Lunstra, Brandon, SD; Robert Emil Molholt, Jr, Heavener, OK; Akeyah Diane Moultrie, Des Moines; Glenyss Marybell Tarrell, Ames. Seatbelt violation: Trenton John Dorman, Lake City; Edward James Blasey, Rockwell City; Kevin Michael Stumpf, Otho. Violation of financial liability coverage: Maylin M. Alarcon, Grand Island, NE. Violations of permit except weight: William Lee Wailand, Davenport. Operation without registration: Jeff Allan Raasch, Marion. Failure to comply with safety regulatory rules: Douglas Gerard Baumhover, Lake View (2 charges) Magistrate/district court judgments: State of Iowa vs Chandler A. Jepsen, Rockwell City, Possession/ purchase of alcohol by person 18, 19, or 20, $465.00. State of Iowa vs Zachary R. Lussman, Speeding, $148.50. State of Iowa vs Alexander Cole Sebastian, Rockwell City, Possession/purchase of alcohol by person 18, 19, or 20, $465.00. State of Iowa vs Michael David Shea, Eagle Grove, Speeding, Dismissed, $60.00 court costs; Possession of a controlled substance, Dismissed, $100.00 court costs; & Interference with official acts, Dismissed, $60.00 court costs. State of Iowa vs Mason Rex Twyman, Rockwell City, Possession/ purchase of alcohol by person 18, 19, or 20, $465.00. State of Iowa vs Christine Delores Willison, OWI-1st offense, 2 days jail sentence, 5 months & 28 days suspended jail sentence, 1 year probation to Calhoun County Sheriff, driver’s license revoked for 180 days, $1250.00 fine, $437.50 surcharge, $10.00 D.A.R.E. surcharge, & $100.00 court costs. Civil court judgments: State of Iowa, Ex Rel vs Michael Dean Konvalinka, Respondent must pay $270.00 per month child support, $9720.00 in accrued support to be paid at the rate of $36.50 per month, & $95.00 per month cash medical support all beginning 05/01/14, & court costs. Midland Funding, LLC vs Tami Swanson, $948.87 judgment with interest at the rate of 2.13% from 04/28/14, & court costs. Marriage certificate: Jessica Erin Weiss to Cody Anthony Steinberg. Warranty deed: Lorraine Ardell Quade to William

Delos Quade, Lts. 9-11, Blk. 8, Original Town, Knierim. No Rev. Craig E. Voorde to Bruce W. Sorensen & Rochelle L. Sorensen, Parcel 1-0.41 Ac. Tr., Gov’t. Lt. 6, Section 01-88-33. Rev. $35.20. Marlow C. Eckhoff to Marlow C. Eckhoff, Trustee & Marlow C. Eckhoff Rev. Trust, SE1/4 Ex. 17.73 Ac. Tr., Section 11-88-34. No Rev. Trevor A. Capron & Jeannie M. Capron to Nicholas F. Jurries & Sara O. Ayala, S. 152’ of E. 62’ Blk. 2 & E1/2 W. 70’ Blk. 2, Sifford Addn., Lake City. Rev. $119.20. Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd. to Jonathan P. Judisch & Rachel D. Judisch, 3.14 Ac. Tr.-160’ x 855’, OL 51 & 47, NW1/4 Section 07-8633. Rev. $34.40. Connie Lou Picht to Darius E. Miller & Jacqueline M. Miller, Lt. 1, Bkl. 2, Brower’s 2nd Addn., Rockwell City. Rev. $90.40. Special warranty deed: HF 05 & Tristan Frank to Leff, Scott, Roth, 401K Trust, Lt. 4, Blk. 29, Maplewood Addn., Manson. No Rev. Quit claim deed: David Howrey & Judy Howrey to D & J Trust, David Howrey, Trustee, & Judy Howrey, Trustee, 0.605 Ac. Tr. Ex. W. 0.3’, OL 19, SE1/4 SW1/4 Section 25-88-33; 148.7’ x 91’ Tr. OL 19, SE1/4 SW1/4 Section 2588-33; & Parcel B Ex. 1.98 Ac. Tr. & Ex. 0.605 Ac. Tr., SW1/4 Section 25-88-33. No Rev. David Howrey & Judy Howrey to D & J Trust, David Howrey, Trustee, & Judy Howrey, Trustee, 148.7’ x 91’ Tr., OL 19, Section 25-88-33; & Parcel B Ex. 1.98 Ac. Tr.-239’ x 210’, 7 Ex. 239’ x 95’ Tr., SW1/4 Section 25-88-33. No Rev. Ruth Darlene Bartels to Glen E. Bartels, NW1/4 SW1/4 Ex. 8.44 Ac. Tr., Section 11-88-34; & 40 Ac. Tr., NE1/4 NE1/4 Section 08-88-34. No Rev. Earl K.W. Bartels & Nelda Bartels to Glen E. Bartels, NW1/4 SW1/4 Ex. 8.44 Ac. Tr., Section 11-88-34; & 40 Ac. Tr., NE1/4 NE1/4 Section 08-88-34. No Rev. Earl K.W. Bartels & Nelda Bartels to Ruth Darlene Bartels, W1/2 SE1/4 Section 05-88-34. No Rev. Glen E. Bartels to Ruth Darlene Bartels, W1/2 SE1/4 Section 05-8834. No Rev. Ruth Darlene Bartels to Earl K.W. Bartels, E1/2 SE1/4 Section 05-8834. No Rev. Glen E. Bartels to Earl K.W. Bartels, E1/2 SE1/4 Section 05-8834. No Rev. Sean R. Jergens to Angela M. Jergens, Parcel A-2.99 Ac. Tr., S1/2 S FRL1/2 Section 18-86-34; Parcel A-2.99 Ac. Tr., N1/2 NFRL1/2 Section 19-86-34; Parcel C-51.06 Ac. Tr., SW1/4 SE1/4 Section 1886-34; & Parcel C-51.06 Ac. Tr., NW1/4 NE1/4 Section 19-86-34. No Rev. Angela M. Jergens to Sean R. Jergens, Parcel B-52.32 Ac. Tr., S1/2 S FRL1/2 Section 18-86-34; & Parcel B-52.32 Ac. Tr., N1/2 N FRL1/2 Section 19-86-34. No Rev. Lula B. Green to Dennis W. Green & Becky J. Green, 1 Ac.-200’ x 218’, NE1/4 Section 05-86-33. No Rev.

Tax sale deed: Equity Trust Co. & Lisa Firtz Wallender, FBO to City of Lytton, Lts. 1 & 2, Blk. 15, Sigwalt Addn., Lytton. No Rev. Change of title: John T. Tokheim Estate to Mary E. Robinson, Therese G. Graham, Thomas J. Tokheim, Jean Michalak, James Tokheim, Kathleen J. Spoonhour, & Richard W. Tokheim, W1/2 SE1/4 Section 18-87-34. Mortgage: Matthew C. Martens & Jessica H. Martens to Heartland Bank, Pt. Lts. 8 & 9, Blk. 4, Original Town, Manson. Brian D. Meyer to United Bank of Iowa, E. 37.5’ Lt. 2, Lt. 3, & W. 33’ Lt. 4, Blk. 2, Resub. of OL, Lake City. Nicholas F. Jurries & Sara O. Ayala to Commercial Savings Bank, S. 152’ of E. 62’ Blk. 2 & E1/2 W. 70’ Blk. 2, Sifford Addn., Lake City. Lisa M. Niewoehner & Wade R. Niewoehner to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Lt. 3, Blk. 9, Willey’s 2nd Addn., Manson. Darius E. Miller & Jacqueline M. Miller to First Community Bank, Lt. 1, Bkl. 2, Brower’s 2nd Addn., Rockwell City. Dean L. Woltman & Julie A. Green Woltman to Heartland Bank, No Legal Description. Dean L. Woltman & Julie A. Green Woltman to Heartland Bank, .99 Ac.-466’ x 466’ Tr., NW1/4 Section 31-89-31. Mortgage release: Manson State Bank to Pamela S. Devore & Daniel G. Devore, Pt. Lts. 10 & 11, Blk. 11, Original Town, Pomeroy. United Bank of Iowa to Cody Rubendall & Jessica Rubendall, 964’ x 660’ Tr. Ex. Lt. B-4 Ac. & 1.15 Ac. Tr., SE1/4 Section 12-86-34. Iowa Savings Bank to Trevor A. Capron & Jeannie M. Capron, S. 152’ of E. 62’ Blk. 2 & E1/2 W. 70’ Blk. 2, Sifford Addn., Lake City. Manson State Bank to Rosalind E. Willett, Lt. 16 & N1/2 Lt. 15, Blk. 18, 3rd Addn., Manson. Affidavit: Lorraine Ardell Quade to Norman C. Quade, Lts. 9-11, Blk. 8, Original Town, Knierim; & Lt. 18 & Pt. Lt. 17, Blk. 7, Original Town, Knierim. (Affidavit in Aid of Title) Bernard L. Critz to Glendoris I. Critz, Lt. 5, Blk. 3, Willey’s 1st Addn., Manson. (Spouse) Dean Woltman to Dean Woltman & Julie Woltman, 4.99 Ac.-466’ x 466’ Tr., NW1/4 Section 31-89-31. ( Affidavit of Possession) Easement: Craig E. Voorde to Bruce W. Sorensen & Rochelle L. Sorensen, Parcels 1 & 2, Gov’t. Lt. 6, Section 01-88-33. (Easement for Ingress & Egress) Trade names: Eric Peterson to Lake City Food Center, Inc. 401K Plan. Dawn Clark to Infinity Travel. Continuation of financing statement: Iowa Select Farms, LLP to US Bank, NA.


Sheriff’s Office investigated a car/ deer accident on Hwy. 7, east of Manson. Joshua A. Hoff, 35, Albert City, was west bound in a 2001 S-10 pickup when a deer ran into his path. There were no human injuries. Vehicle damage is estimated at $3,500.

Zearing Ave. Logan J. Peed, 17, Sommers, driving a 2001 Pontiac, allegedly failed to yield from a stop sign and ran into the 2013 Dodge driven by Linda Nolte, 60, Manson. Only possible injuries were reported. The Nolte vehicle sustained an estimated $28,000 in damage. The Peed vehicle sustained an estimated $3,000 in damage.



Traffic Accidents On April 28, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one-vehicle roll over accident on Highway 20 at mile marker 99. Merle G. Chamberlain, 66, Lake City, was west bound in a 2005 Chevy Cavalier when he lost control. The vehicle rolled over completely one time and came to rest on its wheels. Minor injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $6,000. On April 29, the Calhoun County

On May 1, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office investigated a twovehicle accident at 330th St. and

L.C. Betterment After Hours

Friday, May 9: Betterment After Hours Hosted by Gorden’s Greenhouse from 4-5:30p.m. After Hours are held the last Friday of each month. If you are interested in hosting a Betterment After Hours, please contact betterment@ or call/text 712-464-7611.

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Mother’s Day Bittersweet for New Mom Planning for a new baby is an exciting time for a family. Decorating the nursery, buying sleepers, and preparing for changes a baby brings all add to the miracle of the joyous celebration. For many families, pregnancies go smoothly and the baby’s delivery are cherished memories. For Pam and Roland Speck of Dayton, Iowa, bringing their miracles into the world proved to be a difficult journey. The couple spent four years trying to get pregnant. After in-vitro fertilization, Pam became pregnant with twins. The pregnancy was complicated. Pre-term labor began at 22 weeks and Pam developed preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman who previously had normal blood pressure. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications for both mother and baby. Pam’s twins, Alyssa and Chloe, were delivered via cesarean section at 36 weeks in 2006. In 2011 Roland was diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.” Roland and Pam attacked the cancer aggressively. He received regular infusions of chemotherapy at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital.  During those dark days the couple discussed having another baby. “I had wanted another child for a very long time,” remembers Pam. “We knew, in all likelihood, I would be a single parent. We had our twins, who are wonderful. But I also felt the need for another child who would be something positive to focus on in the days ahead.” After discovering she was pregnant, Pam consulted with Dr. Adam Swisher, board certified family medicine and obstetrics physician with McCrary Rost Clinic. Her hopes for a smooth pregnancy this time were quickly dismissed. “I had high blood pressure and developed gestational diabetes. After several stress tests at SMCH, Dr. Swisher advised bed rest. However, with taking care of Roland, the twins, and our animals, we modified that as much as possible.”  During Pam’s pregnancy, Roland’s condition deteriorated, and he spent more and more time in the hospital. “Everyone on the staff were incredibly compassionate,

anticipating our every need. They even knew our favorite drinks,” remembers Pam. “Sometimes it’s the little things that matter. There were multiple instances when Rollie was having trouble getting around and Dr. Swisher personally helped him out to the car. The day of my c-section he made a point to have a chair brought in for Rollie so he would not have to sit on the rolling stool. Basically, I consider Dr. Swisher to be not only an outstanding physician, but an outstanding human being. He treats the whole person, and does so with unmatched skill and compassion.” “Caring for the whole family strengthens the patient-doctor relationship,” says Dr. Swisher. “We took care of Pam, Rollie and the girls, really getting to know the whole family and providing, not only the day-to-day health care, but the intangible assistance that only comes from understanding the patient’s needs outside of the examination room.” At 37 weeks, on Roland’s last “good” day, Pam delivered a baby girl, Vivian, on September 24, 2013. Twenty-four hours after meeting his newborn daughter, Roland’s illness forced him to be hospitalized. “When Vivian was two days old, we were told the cancer spread to his liver and his time was short. That was a very difficult day,” recalls Pam. “I was emotional and hormonal and became hysterical. It was the worst day of my life. Nurses Lisa Miller and Regina Rhea, came to Rollie’s room and talked to me, helping me to stay calm. They kept me sane.” “Caring for the whole family involves working to ensure healthy beginnings, in addition to making a patient comfortable in the last stage of life and every health need

in between,” says Dr. Swisher. “Our staff works and trains diligently to give the best quality care possible.” “Dr. Swisher, the OB nursing staff and hospice staff were incredibly sensitive to the situation. With the birth of the twins and Rollie’s cancer, we’ve sought care at larger hospitals, but the nursing staff at SMCH was the best we’ve ever encountered,” says Pam. “They were kind, compassionate and incredibly skilled. Our entire family sees Dr. Swisher and I’d not trust my children’s well being with anyone else. He managed Rollie’s care for the last 2 years of his life and was always willing to look into new treatments. He did everything possible to give him the best quality of life. He showed a tremendous amount of compassion when it was time to discuss end of life decisions.” “I chose to practice family medicine because of the broad spectrum of care family medicine covers. I am able to care for patients during every stage of life,” notes Dr. Swisher. “The Speck family’s situation encompassed every aspect of health care - from the hope of a new beginning to the close of a final chapter. Family medicine, rather than a specialized practice, appealed to me as a physician as it affords diverse opportunities for providing excellent care.” Roland died on November 10, 2013. In the months since Roland’s death, Pam reveals she feels as if she’s in a trance. The baby, though, has been her miracle, a salve that helps her in her grief, “How can I go to a dark place, looking at Vivian’s face?” she asks. She cuddles her cooing five month old, who falls asleep with her tiny fist clutching her daddy’s wedding ring. 

Spring Reminders to Rockwell City Residents:

The City of Rockwell City would like to remind residents of a few city ordinances that often result in complaints upon violation. Mowing. Chapter 52 of the City Code requires the mowing of property within the City. Grass, weeds or brush shall be cut, mowed and maintained not to exceed six inches (6”) in residential, business and industrial areas. Properties not mowed in accordance with the ordinance shall be mowed by the City or their agents, and billed to the property owner as established in the ordinance. Grass Clippings. Section 135.03 prohibits grass clippings from being deposited in the street. The reason for this regulation is because the grass will plug the storm sewers. Tree Trimming. Section 151.12 requires property owners to keep tree branches trimmed at least 15’ above the street and 8’ above the sidewalks. Leash Law. Section 55.06 prohibits animals, including cats and dogs, from running at large within the corporate limits of the city. Solid Waste Removal. Section 55.09 requires removal and disposal of animal feces from public property, park property, public right-of-way or the property of another person, such as during walks.

Thursday, May 8: Rotary Top Ten Banquet @ LC Country Club noon; Co-ed Golf @ Newell 4 p.m.; “Jim Yunek” HS Co-ed Relays @ Lake City 4:30 p.m.; TLC HS Track (Rain Date) Friday, May 9: MS Track @ Manson 4 p.m.; SCC Little Titan Relays @ MS Track (Rockwell City) 5th & 6th Grade (12:30-3:15 p.m.);

Yard Waste. The disposal by open burning of yard waste, originating on the premises, is only allowed from sunrise to sunset during the periods from April 1 to May 15 and October 1 to November 15 each year. As described in this section, “Yard waste” is any debris such as grass clippings, leaves, garden waste, brush and trees. Yard waste does not include tree stumps. Junk Vehicle. Section 51.01 defines junk vehicle as any licensed, unlicensed, or legally placed vehicle in storage, within the corporate limits and any of the following characteristics: for 1. Habitat nuisance animals or insects. 2. Any vehicle containing gasoline or any other flammable liquid. 3. Inoperable. Any vehicle that lacks structured parts which render such vehicle legally unfit for legal use. 4. Any vehicle that cannot be immediately started and moved under its own power. 5. Any vehicle that has broken glass or loose parts, which individually or collectively make the vehicle unsafe or unfit for legal use. 6. Any vehicle that is being

used for the storage of rags, old batteries, trash bags, etc.. 7. Defective or obsolete condition. Any vehicle, because of its defective or obsolete condition, constitutes a threat to the public health and safety. Dangerous Buildings. Section 145.02 states that all buildings or structures which are structurally unsafe or not provided with adequate egress, or which constitute a hazard to safety or health, or public welfare, by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence, or abandonment (whenever any building or structure is abandoned for a period in excess of six months so as to constitute such building or portion thereof an attractive nuisance or hazard to the public) are, hereby declared to be public nuisances and shall be abated by repair, rehabilitation, demolition, or removal in accordance with the procedure specified in Chapter 145. NOTICE: The City of Rockwell City, on behalf of its citizens, will aggressively enforce these ordinances, starting now. If you harbor junk vehicles or junk properties, this is your notice to abate these nuisances, starting now. If you have any questions, please contact city hall at 297-7041. Your cooperation in these matters is greatly appreciated.

5th-6th Grade Vocal Concert @ MS Auditorium (Rockwell City) 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10: Large Group Music Contest @ Emmetsburg Sunday, May 11: Mother’s Day; Senior Class Night @ HS Auditorium (Lake City) Baccalaureate 6 p.m., Awards Night @ 7 p.m. Monday, May 12: Co-ed Golf vs. SE Webster-Grand @ Lake City 4

p.m.; HS Co-ed Track @ Sac City 4:30 p.m.; HS Softball Practice Begins; 5th-8th Grade Spring Concert @ MS Auditorium (Rockwell City) 7 Tuesday, May 13: MS Track @ Gowrie 4 p.m.; HS Fine Arts Program @ HS Gym (Lake City) 7:30 p.m.

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The Graphic-Advocate September 26, 2012

Engagement Announcement


Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bennett and Mr. Bill Jurries and Ms. Kathy Thompson are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Bennett, to Trevor Richardson, son of Steve AUBURN and Mary Richardson of Rockwell ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH City, Iowa. Ms. Bennett, a recent Craig S. Zandi, Pastor graduate of the University of Iowa, Zion: is a Human Resource Specialist a.m. Mr. Worship in Des10:30 Moines. Richardson is pursuing a Doctorate of BARNUM Human Computer Interaction and Computer at Iowa CALVARYEngineering PRESBYTERIAN State University. The couple plans CHURCH to wed in September of this year “The Prairie Church” 2 ½ miles SW of BarnumThey at Prairie Pedlar Gardens. James Pastor currently live Davis, in Ames, Iowa. Sundays: 9:15 a.m. Worship

CONGREGATION Rev. Betty L. Weidert Wednesday, September 26: Gathering & Reach; 7 p.m. Bell Choir Thursday, September 27: 7 p.m. AA Meeting – Fellowship Hall Sunday, September 30: 10 a.m. Worship; 11 a.m. Coffee PILGRIM LUTHERAN CHURCH Craig S. Zandi Pastor Wednesday, September 26: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study Thursday, September 27: 10:30 a.m. Pr. at Shady Oaks; 7 p.m. Choir Practice Saturday, September 29: 5:30 p.m. Iowa and Juliann Gonzales of Visalia, Worship/Communion California. Great Grandparents Sunday, September 30: 8 a.m. are Frances of Somers, ConfiNetz rmation Classes; Iowa, 9 a.m. and Worship/Communion; 10 a.m. Judy Clearwater of Manson, Iowa. GreatSunday Great School/Bible GrandmotherClass is Ileen Davis of Manson, Iowa. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Fr. Lynn Bruch Masses: 5:30 p.m. Tues. and 8 a.m. Fri. 5 p.m. Saturday KNIERIM 10 a.m. Sunday Confessions: SaturdayCHURCH 4:30 p.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN


Ethridge andRobert KatrinaZellmer Netz of Cedar Rev. Falls,Sundays: Iowa are 8:30 the proud parents of a.m. Sunday BibleElizabeth, Classes; 9:30 a School/Adult daughter, Evelyn 6lbs, Worship .07oz, 19 ½a.m. inches long, born Friday, UNITED CHURCHare AprilFIRST 18, 2014. Grandparents Kristina Thompson, Roger and Shari Netz of Pastor Manson, Sundays: 9 a.m. Iowa, Connie Royek of Worship Charles City, . GLIDDEN GRACE BAPTIST 329AUBURN E. 7th Street Glidden 712-659-3893 ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 712-659-2304 Craig S. Zandi, Pastor Rev. R.E. Hamilton, Pastor Zion: Sunday: 9:30 Sunday school 10:30 a.m. a.m. Worship for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Morning service; 5:30 BARNUM p.m. Praise & Prayer; 6 p.m. Evening Service CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN

UNITEDCHURCH METHODIST “The Prairie Church” CHURCH 2 ½ miles SW of Barnum Chad Jennings, Pastor Pastor 9:15James a.m. Davis, Sunday school Sundays: 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Worship FARNHAMVILLE PLEASANT RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN Four Miles South of Glidden CHURCH Pastor Brian Hodge Rev. Robert Zellmer Sundays: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes; 9:30 a.m. Worship school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service FARNHAMVILLE FIRST UNITED

CHURCH JOLLEY Kristina Thompson, Pastor 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship

UNITED METHODIST AnitaGLIDDEN Bane, Pastor Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship; 9:15GRACE a.m. Sunday school BAPTIST

329 E. 7th Street KNIERIM Glidden 712-659-3893 712-659-2304 TRINITY LUTHERAN Rev. R.E. Hamilton, Pastor CHURCH Sunday, May 11: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Missouri Synod) (For all Rev. ages); Chadric 10:30 a.m. Morning service; Dietrich 11:45 a.m. Monthly Business Meeting; 5:30 Summer Schedule: Service at 9:30 p.m. Praise & Prayer; 6 p.m. Evening Service a.m. Monday, May 12: 7 p.m. Devotions at Quakerdale Youth Shelter LAKE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FIRST BAPTIST ChadSwoyer, Jennings, Pastor Pastor John 9:15 a.m.Sunday Sunday school 9:30 a.m. school 10:30a.m. a.m. Worship 10:30 Worship PLEASANT RIDGE COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHURCH Four Miles South of Glidden Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Worship; Pastor Brian Hodge 11:30 a.m. Confirmation; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service


KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES UNITED METHODIST 9:30 a.m. Public Talk Anita Bane, Pastor 10:20 a.m. Watchtower Study Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship, 9:45 a.m.

Sunday School LAKE CITY Wednesday, MayUNION 14: 2 p.m. CHURCH Jolley UMW


Fat Cowboy’ s Space Clinic LohrvilleThis Chiropractic Catering and BBQ Rick & Terrie Villarreal, Angela Wilson

Available CallD.C. Joseph D. Smith

707 S. Center • Lake City, IA 51449

Hwy 175 &(712) Main 464-3188 712 - 465 - 5155 712-464-8924 • 712-468-2026

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Pastor Wayne Pfannkuch, Pr 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School @ Emanuel-St. John Lutheran POMEROY


Another guitar class celebrated with a year-end party held at the Lytton Rural Pomeroy Library Community Room. Family members enjoyed performances by Sundays: a.m. Sunday school; and fellowship. Front: (L-R) Andraya each student,9 followed by snacks 10:15 Morning Worship Simental of Lytton and Nolan Carver of Rockwell City. Back: (L-R) Ben Kolbe of Sac City, Hallie VanCITY Meter of Jolley, Wendy Miller, Instructor ROCKWELL of Lytton and Shiloh Meyer Lytton. Nicholas Kavanaugh and Megan CHURCH OF CHRIST Wharff of Cedar Falls are pleased to 9 a.m. Sunday school announce their engagement. 10 a.m. Communion & Worship Parents of the couple are Dana Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Supper; 7 st th Etzel and ROCKWELL Dave WharffCITY of Urbandale to 8 p.m. Youth Group 1 thru 12 LANESBORO grades and Chris and Kris Kavanaugh of CHURCH OF CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Lohrville. 9 a.m. Sunday school EVANGELICAL FREE Reverend Sue Thomas A Dec. 22Communion wedding &inWorship West Des 10 a.m. Sundays: 8 CHURCH a.m. Sunday school; 9 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Supper; 7 to 8 p.m. Moines is planned. Interim Speaker Church.Tim Chavers Youth Group 1st thru 12th grades Kavanaugh is a 2008 graduate S. After 3rd. St. Wednesdays:817 4 p.m. School Special For more information, Kids; 6 p.m. Chimes. call 297EVANGELICAL FREE School CHURCHand of Southern Cal High Thursdays: 9 a.m. Community Coffee. 5445 Pastor Don a 2011 graduate ofrdHoward the University 817 S. 3 . St. 9 a.m. Worship; 6:30 p.m. Sunday of Northern Iowa withcall a bachelor’s LOHRVILLE For more information, 297-5445 evening Worship; degree in Communication. He is 9 a.m. Worship; 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening Wednesday: Prayer Service – 6 LOHRVILLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Worship; pursuing a master’s degree from p.m.

(Missouri Synod)

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH LANESBORO Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:30 a.m. Confirmation; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study


CHURCH KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Reverend Lexie Kirkpatrick a.m. Public Talkschool; 9 Sundays:9:30 8 a.m. Sunday 10:20a.m. a.m. Watchtower Church. Study Wednesdays: 4 p.m. After School LAKE CITY Special Kids;UNION 6 p.m. CHURCH Chimes. – A UNITED METHODIST Thursdays: 9 a.m. Community AND PRESBYTERIAN (USA) Coffee. CONGREGATION

Rev. Beth Harbaugh Wednesday, May 7: 7 p.m. Bells; 7:50 Choir Thursday, May 8: 7 p.m. Deborah CircleLOHRVILLE Clean Kitchen Sunday, May 11: 10 a.m. Worship-Baptism; CHRISTIAN 11LOHRVILLE a.m. Reception honoring Graduates Monday, May CHURCH 12: 10:30 a.m. Devotions at Opp.(Disciples Living-Rev. of Beth Harbaugh Christ)

Phil Cline, Pastor

PILGRIM LUTHERAN CHURCH Street, Lohrville 95 5thCraig S. Zandi 712-465-5545 Pastor Wednesday, 7: 130 Worship p.m. Ladies Aid; 9 a.m.May Sunday 6 p.m. Board of Elders; 7 p.m. Board of 10:15 a.m. Fellowship/Coffee Stewards For information on p.m. localWorship Bible Saturday, May 10: 5:30 Studies Phil @ (H) 712Sunday,call MayPastor 11: 9 a.m. Worship; “Second Sunday” Coffee(C) Break; 10 a.m. S.S./Bible 465-5545 712-465-6009. class Tuesday, May 13: 9 a.m. Sac City Circuit ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC Meeting; 7 p.m. Pastors’ Bible Study Lynn Bruch Wednesday,Fr. May 14: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study

Masses: No Sunday Morning

MARY’S CATHOLIC Mass CHURCH Fr. Lynn Saturday: 6:30Bruch p.m. Mass Masses: 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. Fri. Daily Mass: 8Tues. a.m.and Thursday 5 p.m. Saturday Confessions: Saturday 6 p.m. 10 a.m. Sunday Confessions: Saturday 4:30 p.m.

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WOODLAWN CHRISTIAN CHURCH Reverend Lexie (Disciples of Kirkpatrick Christ) Sundays: 8:30 a.m.Pastor Choir Alice Bolen, Interim Practice; Worship; 8 Wednesday,10:30 May 7:a.m. 5-6 p.m. Solid Rock p.m. BibleMeeting Study.Program by Café; 7 p.m. Disciples Wednesdays: Parish-Youth Group. mission worker Pam Bogue just back from

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Sept. 18. There were nine members present.ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC Brian Danner President Fr. Marlene Johnson Called Masses: a.m. Sunday the meeting to9:30 order, the minutes Parish Bulletin for weekday Mass wereSeeread and the treasurer’s report schedule was explained. Bot were accepted. Old business: Uyntha Duncan has ST. PAUL LUTHERAN come several times to work on new Reverend Jim Mossman cards Saturdays: for the 5:30 exhibits. They look p.m. Worship very nice. JoAnne Maguire and Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday Aileen Maguire helped her. School andhave Confirmation Jim Casey Served and crew Communion 1st & 3rdhave Sundaybeen painting the windows, as you can see when you drive METHODIST by. There are a LOT UNITED Anita of windows, asBane, you Pastor can see when Wednesday, 7: Noon UMW you drive by, soMay it takes a while. Luncheon; 5:30 p.m. Jr. High EPIC; The men have been working6 p.m. very Bells; 7 p.m. Sr. High EPIC hard Friday, getting the Hammond Log May 9: 11 a.m. Worship Cabin ready to moveLiving up here. It was Opportunity and still is aMay lot of soSunday we thank Sunday, 11:work, 9:15 a.m. allSchool, of them. 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:30 a.m. RC Ad Council; 4 p.m.reported RC Youth; on 6 p.m. Bonnie DeBolt the Flea Market.Baccalaureate It did very well and Tuesday, Maythan 13: 7:30 a.m.did Prayer made more they lastservice; time. 4p.m. Prayer Service SheWednesday, thanked May all 14: her5:30 helpers for all p.m. Jr. High their work it Sr. takes LOT EPIC;hard 6 p.m. Bells;and 7 p.m. HighaEPIC of work. Big thanks to her! Sun. Sept. SOMERS 16th was the annual Al Welsh Dance. We had a good UNITED METHODIST attendance. There were about 90 Kristina Pastor a lot, who came andThompson, they danced Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship always a fun time. New business: Dorothy Talbot has

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May, 2004 10 Years Ago Mustang Express – The Health Occupations class went to Iowa Central to compete in the Health Occupations competition on Thursday, April 15. Erin Enabnit earned a third place in Patient Care Sills and a first place in Anatomy, as well as the Physiology and Nutrition test. Christina Wiederin earned a first place in Patient Care Skill and Nicole Kelly also earned second in that area. Anne Melody and Cassie Kavanaugh both got first in the Internet Treasure Hunt. Lindsay Steinkamp and Erin Folson earned a third place in the Internet Treasure Hunt. Nicole Doty, a student at Iowa State University majoring in Elementary Education, daughter of Dennis and Yvonne Doty of Lake City was recently selected to participate in the Deans International Leadership in Sydney, Australia. For years, the Lake City Kiwanis Club honored the top 10 students in each class at Southern Cal High School with a luncheon banquet. The Kiwanis are no longer meeting, but the Lake City Catalyst Club has taken over the honor or recognizing the students for their achievements. A banquet was held last week honoring the students for their hard work in academics. Those honored included: Seniors; Cassie Kavanaugh, Ellie Skinner, Lori Redenius, Anne Melody, Ian Rich, Erin Frank, Brett Foster, Colter Kinney, Jeremy Bauer, and Marleta Smith. Juniors; Mindy Iler, Cassie Main, Brandy Schleisman, Dana Smith, Stacy Koster, Sarah Lee, Libby Gemberling, Sarah Garrett, Abby Morris and Erin Enabnit. Sophomores; Cassie Berns, Anna Schrad, Stefanie Lang, Jessica Lee, Tandy Blair, Kayla Kocour, Chad Baker, Casey Barkmeier, Megan Becke and Danni Richardson. Freshman; Marcus Irwin, Clay Hoffman, Calvin Rich, Aren Olson, Tiffany Bushman, Cyle Johnson, Kendra Kinney, Adam Reynolds, Keaton Hildreth, Bekah Corkrean and Erin Thiesen.

CENTRAL SCHOOL REMEMBERS Guests in the Wilma and Lynn Boyd home this past week were Lisa Boyd just back from Afghanistan, Danny Hance of North Carolina, Donita Kaurick of Oakland, Arkansas and Lori Lasher of Yetter. Members of the Southern Cal Track team that competed at state this year included Nicole Wiederin, Lindsay Steinkamp, Kristi Green, Libby Gemerbling, Tandy Blair, Sarah Garrett, Danni Richardson and Bekah Corkrean. May, 1954 60 Years Ago Lake City high school musicians won two Division I ratings in the state finals of the Iowa High School Music Association concluded Saturday at Perry. The local musicians completed in Class A-B in the contest. Winners of the Division I ratings were Gary Johnson with his cornet solo and brass quartet composed of Eugene Kelley, Duane Rost, Kerald Years and Dick Bauman. Of the thirteen contestants entered, nine received Division II rating and two Division III according to Henry Brom instrumental music instructor. Among those from here attending the Vacation Church School Institute at Lake View Thursday were Mesdames H. B. McConkey, Geo. C. Wright, Evert Baumann, H. D. Prather, Marshal Southerland, Harold Strickland, Carl Kraft, James Walters, Frank Alox, Lewis Matthews, Paul MClelland and Frank Heath. Pork Hearts, lb., 19c; Beef Roast, Lb., 39c; Sugar, 10 lb., 98c — Steighs’ Clover Farm As a courtesy to Dr. C. E. Knouf, who has been recalled to duty in the U.S. Navy, and Mrs. Knouf, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Souder were hosts to a pot luck dinner in their home Sunday of last week. Other guests were Messrs and Mesdames Gerald Dial, Charles Deuel, Doyle Filloon, Carl Matthews, Lewis Mathews, Frank Heath, Ronald Kaiser and Roland Cobb. Highlighted by the selection of three young ladies as queens for the week, Saturday afternoon’s parade

and program set Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up Week off to a rousing start. Queens of the Week announced Saturday were “Miss Clean-up”, Judy Karn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Karn, sponsored by the Lake City Chamber of Commerce; “Miss Paint-up”, Charlotte Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Smith, sponsored by the Lake City AmVets; and “Miss Fix-up”, Patricia Woody, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Woody, sponsored by the Lake City Kiwanis club. Kent Willis, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Willis of Lake City was greeted on his arrival in Washington by Representative James I. Dolliver of Iowa. Kent, who was awarded one of eight all-expense trips in the AAA Motor Club of Iowa State-wide school safety patrol contest, is in the Nation’s Capitol as a delegate to the 18th national school safety patrol assembly. Plans for the second year of the supervised playground and swimming program are now underway, according to Supt. Doyle Filloon. According to the present schedule, the program will include eight weeks of participation in the Red Cross swimming classes at Twin Lakes and seven weeks of supervised play. The Lake City high school concert band won a Division I rating in the state music contest last Saturday at Spirit Lake. They were one of the two bands receiving first in the Class B division in which nine schools were entered. According to Henry Brom, director, although Lake City is a Class C band, they desired to complete with the Class B bands. Gabble Tattle Prattle – That new electric machine at Carters Drug Store makes ice cubes in abundance, slicker than anything you’ve ever seen. Ask to take a look at it when you’re in there. Students of Elm Grove township school No. 6 made a tour of the Graphic office recently, accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. Lawrence Delong. [They were] Patty Devitt, George Lynge, Robert Lynge, Donnie Lynge, Tommy

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Among those attending the 86th FFA Iowa Leadership Conference were (left to right) Jennifer Hood, Tyler Riley, Hailey Burley, “The Mayor” Fred Hoiberg, Trevor Bounds, Jona Grodahl, and Mallory Willett.

FFA Meets Keynote Speakers The South Central Calhoun FFA attended The 86th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames, Iowa on April 27-29, 2014. Throughout the conference the SCC FFA had members compete in various

ISU EXTENSION NEWS Science for Young Thinkers Workshop

“Science for Young Thinkers” is the title of a workshop being presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Child care providers and interested parents and grandparents can participate in the workshop on Thursday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Greene County ISU Extension Office, 104 West Washington Street, in Jefferson. Sandra McKinnon, ISU Extension family life program specialist, says, “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to help future scientists learn the basics. Science is exploration. That’s something that both adults and children can do together. Science activities can be really fun.”


“Children learn best when they are interested in a particular topic and when they are involved in the learning,” explains McKinnon. Workshop participants will explore the process of science inquiry and learn three things to encourage children’s daily science explorations. Child care providers are to register via the Iowa Child Care Training Registry at https://ccmis.dhs.state. Two hours of licensing credit will be available to providers A nominal fee is charged. Payment is due by May 20 to the Greene County Extension Office. Parents and grandparents may register directly with the Extension office. For more information, call 515-386-2138.

competitions and also had ten of their members help with the packaging of Meals from the Heartland. Though these were wonderful experiences, those members in the Blue and Gold jackets did one thing that they will never forget during the third general session. Six lucky members of the South Central Calhoun FFA spotted two of the keynote speakers just before they were about to go on to the stage. As the members approached the two speakers, smiles spread across their faces. In awe with who stood before them, the members politely asked Bill Fennelly, and “The Mayor,” Fred Hoiberg, for their autographs. The six teens then proceeded to take pictures with the two. This is surely a moment these members will have forever etched into their memories. The 86th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference continued with the fourth general session, in which Iowa FFA degrees were distributed, along with the Star awards, and the introduction of new state officers. The Blue and Gold flooded Ames and rocked Hilton Coliseum, leading the meeting of a life time for six Future Farmers of America.

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Nancy Boudrie of Los Alamos, NM, came on April 21st to visit her mother, Barbara Winkelman. Diana May of Newton was at the Winkelman home from the 24th to 26th. Karen Gingery has received word of the death of Aldean Flack of Colo. He was a first cousin of her father, Harold Flack. Aldean died Tuesday April 22 at the age of 85. Survivors are his wife Clara Mae, three sons, three daughters, 6 grandchildren and 11 great -grandchildren. The services were April 26 in Nevada with burial in Colo. Karen’s fond recollections of Clara Mae (Amsden) and Aldean are that she was the flower girl at their wedding in September of 1950

at the Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City, and attended their golden anniversary celebration in 2000. Vernon and Shirley Hamilton were in Gowrie Saturday evening the 26th of April to see the grand march preceding the prom at Prairie Valley School. On Sunday they helped youngsters make kites in activities sponsored by the United Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Paton. Olivia Hanlon was one of the many FFA members attending the state convention in Des Moines the last week of April. She attends Prairie Valley High School in Gowrie. Anyone having an item for Adaza news may contact Pat Schmitt at 515-389-3737.


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We offer our sympathy to the family of Glenn Austin who passed away recently. Glenn and Phyllis Austin lived at Sunnyview for a while before moving to Mason City in 2012. We remember them as a devoted couple with a warm sense of humor. Here is part five of “Meeting the Residents” of Sunnyview. “Elgene Howard moved to Sunnyview in 2010. She grew up in Somers, married a farmer, Jim, and did all the things needed in that profession. Her husband drove a mail truck and she helped with this for many years. There are four children, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. In 1993 they were traveling in their fifth wheel and decided they liked Henderson, Nevada. They purchased a mobile home in one of the parks and spent winters with friends enjoying warmer weather. They would come back to Iowa for the summer. She still likes to return to Henderson and visit old friends. Elgene says, ‘My parents lived at Sunnyview and when I was alone and my sight kept me from driving I decided to move into a place I was familiar with.’ She likes the activities here, likes her suite and the comforts it provides. Vicki Fagan and husband Jon moved to Sunnyview in 2010. They decided it was too much work to keep up a lake home and the property Jon had farmed. Vicki worked in the National Bank for forty years. She lost Jon in 2011. Vicki enjoys playing cards and going to resident parties. She says,

‘Meals are a treat, the staff is so friendly and fun to be around. I’m so thankful not to be sitting in a house alone.’ She enjoys private time in her apartment and having the opportunity to get out among friends when she chooses.” Submitted by Jo Ann Maguire (To Be Continued). It’s hard to miss the signs of spring, and farmers may be looking at their “planting date window.” How about Iowa drought conditions for this growing season? According to a March 20, 2014 article in the Des Moines Register, the outlook for Iowa indicates an end to the drought conditions this spring. For more info, see http://www.desmoinesregister. c o m / s t o r y / m o n e y / agriculture/2014/03/20/us-weatherforecasters-see-iowa-droughtending-this-spring/6660783/. However, according to the drought monitor http://droughtmonitor.unl. edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor. aspx?IA, as of April 22 the map still showed persistent drought in Calhoun County including some of Sac, Carroll and Greene counties. Around Sunnyview, our green grass might make us think we are in the clear. We’ll see. Someone shared this inspirational quote recently, from a collection by Kevin Kruse at Attributed to Michael Jordan, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

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Sunny Knoll would like to honor Agnes Eileen Bartels as their resident spotlight for May. Eileen Bartels was welcomed into the world by her parents, Fred and Bertha Gesy; along with her twin sister Irene on May 9, 1922. Born on the family farm outside of Fonda, Eileen would be one of 11 Gesy children and would go on to graduate from Our Lady of Good Council in Fonda. Eileen married her husband LaVerne on June 24, 1942. They were blessed to have 3 children Elaine, Jack and Jean. Laverne passed August 19, 1952 and in 1954 Eileen and her children moved to Rockwell City. Eileen worked for Bill’s Super Value, worked with Dr. Underiner and was also head cook at Sunny View. Eileen enjoys quilting, embroidering, cooking and visiting with her 10 grandchildren and her 20 great-grandchildren. If you get a chance stop in and say hi to Eileen and see her beautiful picture hanging in the dining room. We started the week off with a visit from Girl Scout Troop 83. Channing, Harmony and Nadia came and shared their cookies with our Sunday afternoon coffee social. Despite the bad weather the girls had fun going up and down the halls passing cookies to those who did not come out. The shortbread cookies are my favorite but the cranberry citrus were a big hit too. Thanks

Eileen Bartels Sunny Knolls Resident Spotlight so much to the girls for battling the stormy weather to join us. It seems like this week has just been gloomy with all this rain, but we talked about how the grass is getting green and farmers busy getting ready to plant. We also discussed upcoming outings. We are going to plan a trip out to Twin Lakes for ice cream, visiting Ceramics and Crafts by Vavak. We also talked about going to the apple orchard and of course trips to the pizza ranch! We also had a family council meeting this past week. I enjoy getting ideas from our families! We came up with some new ideas that we are will be excited to get started. Plus we are going to start planning a family picnic for July.

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My Thought for the Day is: Nothing is impossible to the man who doesn’t have to do it himself. The Trivia Question for the week is: Who first performed “The Iowa Corn Song” in public in 1912? David Nelson has returned from a hospital stay and is doing well. Glad you are better Davy. On Wednesday the Children of the reading class presented each member of the coffee group with a May Basket that they had made themselves. Thanks Kids they were beautiful. Haven’t these rains been wonderful? But this weekend will be great for me attending my Grand-daughter Kristen O’Connor’s wedding. I am so looking forward to it.

On Thursday Toni Kerns and Bette Knapp attended the Guest Day of the Jefferson United Methodist Women. It was held in the Jefferson Scranton High School, in the “Ram Room.” The food was prepared by the Students and it was beautifully served by them. The Music students presented the program with Vocal and Instrumental pieces, they were really good. A BIG thank you to the UMW for inviting us. Well it’s supposed to warm up this week; that will be a welcome change. The answer to the Trivia Question is: The Shriners’. Until next week have a good one Anyone having an item for Lohrville news may contact Bette Knapp at 712-465-3295.

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Titan boys track team takes second place at Ross Samuelson Co-Ed Meet By Doug Dornath The Titans varsity boys track team amassed 200 team points en route to the 2014 Ross Samuelson CoEd boys meet championship Friday, May 2, in Lake City. The Titans won titles in six events and grabbed second place in 10 more. “It was great to get back out and compete tonight,” said SCC head boys track coach Bryan Case. “We haven’t run since last Friday night, and this past week was not the greatest for practice, but I thought our kids handled the time off very well.  All of our kids had quality events tonight and we had a number of personal best and even set a new meet record in the shuttle. We’re looking forward to running at conference on Tuesday (May 6) and hopefully we’ll be in contention for the conference title.” Among the champions for the Titans at the meet included Cody Schoop in the discus with a personal best throw of 142-feet, 2-inches, Sam Spencer won the long jump with a leap of 19-6, Kody Case won the 200 dash in 23.75 seconds, Jake Petzenhauser earned gold in the 400 low hurdles in 55.98 while the Titans 4x800 relay (8:42.42) took first and the shuttle hurdle relay (59.37) set a new Ross Samuelson Co-Ed meet record. SCC’s second place efforts came in the shot put as Schoop was second (44-1.5), Spencer in the high jump (5-10), Tanner Schrad was edged out at the finish of the 3,200 as he finished with a silver (10:16.23), Kody Case was second in the 100 (11.45), Petzenhauser earned second in the 400 dash (52.51) and he also took second in the 110 high hurdles (15.84), while Ryan Daisy placed second in a pair of events as well (the 800 in 2:10.49 and the 1,600 in 4:53.10). In addition, the Titans were second in the 4x200 in 1:36.95 while also taking second in the 4x100 relay in 44.68. SCC grabbed third place efforts in several events including Trevor

SCC’s Tanner Schrad, right, nears the finish line of the 3,200 meter run as MNW’s Jack Walstrom narrowly edges out Schrad at the finish for first place. (Photo by Doug Dornath) Bounds in the shot put, Blake Fonken in the discus, Daisy in the 3,200, Kyler Case in the 100 and 200, Matt Nieland in the 110 high hurdles, Schrad in both the 1,600 and the 800 and the 1,600 medley relay was also third. The Titans traveled to the 2014 Twin Lakes Conference track meet at Burnside Tuesday, May 6, while they return home to the Jim Yunek Relays in Lake City Thursday, May 8. Next week, the Titans are at the East Sac County Co-Ed Monday, May 12, while they travel to the Class 2A state qualifying track meet at Manson Thursday, May 15, beginning at 4 p.m. 2014 Ross Samuelson Co-Ed boys track results Friday, May 2 at Lake City

SCC’s Blake Fonken releases a throw in the boys discus competition Friday, May 2, in Lake City as the Titans hosted the Ross Samuelson Co-Ed track meet. (Photo by Doug Dornath)

Final team standings — 1. South Central Calhoun 200, 2. Manson Northwest Webster 147, 3. East Sac County 47, 4. Prairie Valley 39, 5. GT-RA 31, 6. Ar-We-Va 30, 7. Laurens-Marathon 23, 8. Kuemper Catholic 18, 9. SEW-Grand 17, 10. SCC JV 2. SCC place-winners Shot put — 2. Cody Schoop 44-1.5, 3. Trevor Bounds 41-0. Discus — 1. Schoop 142-2, 3. Blake Fonken 134-8. High jump — 2. Sam Spencer 5-10. Long jump — 1. Spencer 19-6. 4x800 — 1. SCC (Dylan Addison, Zach Ludwig, Matt Nieland, Lucas Farrington), 8:42.42. 3,200 — 2. Tanner Schrad 10:16.23, 3. Ryan Daisy 11:09.17. Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. SCC varsity (Kyler Case, Matt Nieland, Kody Case, Jake Petzenhauser), 59.37 (meet record); 5. SCC JV 1:10.28. 100 — 2. Kody Case 11.45, 3. Kyler Case 11.47. 400 — 2. Petzenhauser 52.51. 4x200 — 2. SCC (Derrick Henkenius, Ludwig, Addison, Spencer), 1:36.95. 110 high hurdles — 2. Petzenhauser 15.84, 3. Nieland 16.25. 1,600 — 2. Daisy 4:53.10, 3. Schrad 4:54.54. 200 — 1. Kody Case 23.75, 3. Kyler Case 24.04. 400 hurdles — 1. Petzenhauser 55.98, 5. Nieland 1:00.43. 1,600 medley — 3. SCC (Ashten Halvorsen, Henkenius, Ludwig, Addison), 3:54.89. 800 — 2. Daisy 2:10.49, 3. Schrad 2:11.22. 4x100 — 2. SCC (Kyler Case, Henkenius, Spencer, Kody Case), 44.68. 4x400 — 4. SCC (Henkenius, Ludwig, Addison, Schrad), 3:40.94.

SCC’s King takes medalist honors against Storm Lake

By Doug Dornath SCC’s Cyle King was meet medalist with a 36 and teammate Conner Ludwig was medalist runnerup with a 40 as the Titans varsity boys golf team defeated Storm Lake St. Mary’s 162 to 184 at the Twin Lakes Golf Club Thursday, May 1. In addition, the Titans had counting scores of 42 by Kory McCarter and 44 by Colin Brown. Teammates Colin Carlson and Ryan Nicholson also saw varsity action and both finished with a 46. In JV action against St. Mary’s, teammates Trenton Dorman and Jonas Otto both finished with a 42. SCC traveled to Ida Grove Saturday, May 3, and took on foes at the 2014 OA-BCIG boys tournament at the Ida Grove Golf Course. The Titans placed third as a team with a final 18-hole total of 355 strokes. St. Edmond of Fort Dodge won the meet with 315 strokes while East Sac County was second with 329. For the Titans, Kory McCarter finished with an 87 to lead SCC

while Conner Ludwig and Jonas Otto both finished with 18-hole rounds of 89. Cyle King rounded out the team card with a 90. Colin Carlson finished with a 91 at the tournament, while Colin Brown saw action as well with his 101. The Titans headed to the 2014 Twin Lakes Conference boys golf tournament held at Lake Creek Golf Course at Storm Lake Monday, May 5. SCC was scheduled to travel to Laurens Tuesday, May 6, while they are at Newell against Newell-Fonda Thursday, May 8. SCC returns to Lake City Country Club Monday, May 12, to take on Southeast Webster-Grand for their final regular season home meet. SCC boys golf results vs. St. Mary’s Thursday, May 1 at Twin Lakes Golf Club South Central Calhoun 162, St. Mary’s 184 Meet medalist — Cyle King, SCC 36; Runner-up — Conner Ludwig, SCC 40.

SCC varsity — King 36, Ludwig 40, Kory McCarter 42, Colin Brown 44, Colin Carlson 46, Ryan Nicholson 46; JV scores — Trenton Dorman 42, Jonas Otto 42, Jordan Batta 49, Carter Ludwig 51, Nick Robinson 51, Austin Thomas 54. 2014 OA-BCIG Boys Golf Tournament results Saturday, May 3, at Ida Grove Golf Course, Ida Grove Final team standings — 1. St. Edmond 315, 2. East Sac County 329, 3. South Central Calhoun 355, 4. MVAO 357, 5. OA-BCIG 372, 6. Lawton-Bronson 377, 7. Westwood 390, 8. Boyer Valley 390, 9. River Valley 393, 10. Charter Oak-Ute 426. Meet medalist — Eddie Doyle, St. Edmond 72 (even par); Runner-up — Justin Kraft, ESC 77. SCC scores — Kory McCarter 4443—87, Conner Ludwig 43-46—89, Jonas Otto 48-41—89, Cyle King 46-44—90, Colin Carlson 46-45— 91, Colin Brown 51-50—101.

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SCC hosts 2014 Ross Samuelson Co-Ed Track Meet By Doug Dornath South Central Calhoun took home second place in the final girls standings at the 2014 Ross Samuelson Co-Ed track meet held at Lake City Friday, May 2. The Titans finished with 140 team points, second only to Twin Lakes Conference rival Sioux Central’s 145 points. “We ran very well and competed extremely hard all the way to the end of the meet,” said SCC head girls track coach Brian Knapp. “Sioux Central and us are evenly-matched teams, and tonight they got us. Hopefully, we can return the favor in the next couple of weeks.  I’m really proud
of the “fight” my girls showed tonight.” The Titans brought home three first-place efforts at the meet and added eight second-place efforts as well. In the field events, Tyffaney Toms won the girls shot put competition with a toss of 37-feet, 4.5-inches. Teammate Haley Birks was second in the girls discus with a throw of 111-5.5. SCC’s Aliyah Taylor captured second in the long jump with a leap of 14-7. In the relay events, SCC’s 4x800 relay team of Ashley Henkenius, Megan Hardy, Michaela Graffunder and Sydney Batz earned golf in 10 minutes, 47.75 seconds. SCC’s other first place effort on the track came in the 1,500 as Mady Dick won the race in a time of 5:22.44. Katelyn Decker was second in the 3,000 in 12:49.85 while Ashley Henkenius took second in the 400 dash in 1:02.05 while also placing second in the 200 with a time of 27.34. Hannah Corey earned second place in the 400 hurdles in 1:14.40 while SCC’s sprint medley (2:01.61) and 4x100 (52.24) relays also brought home second place finishes. The Titans got third place finishes in the 3,000 by Abby Clark, a third place finish in the 400 by Batz, and a third place effort in the 4x200 relay. SCC headed to the 2014 Twin Lakes Conference track meet Tuesday, May 6, at Burnside and returns home Thursday, May 8, for the Jim Yunek Relays in Lake City beginning at 4:30 p.m. Next week, SCC is at the ESC Co-Ed in Sac City Monday, May 12, while the Titans will compete at the 2014 Class 2A state qualifying track meet hosted by Manson Northwest Webster Thursday, May

South Central Calhoun junior Haley Birks releases a toss in the girls varsity discus competition at the 2014 Ross Samuelson CoEd track meet held Friday, May 2, in Lake City. (Photo by Doug Dornath) 15, beginning at 4 p.m. in Manson. 2014 Ross Samuelson Co-Ed girls track results Friday, May 2 at Lake City Final team standings — 1. Sioux Central 145, 2. South Central Calhoun 140, 3. East Sac County 115, 4. MNW 94, 5. Kuemper Catholic 60, 6. SEW-G 23, 7. ArWe-Va 4, 8. SCC JV 1.

SCC place-winners Shot put — 1. Tyffaney Toms 374.5, 6. Leah Spyker 27-3.5. Discus — 2. Haley Birks 111-5.5. Long jump — 2. Aliyah Taylor 14-7. High jump — 4. Hannah Corey 4-4. 3,000 — 2. Katelyn Decker 12:49.85, 3. Abby Clark 12:54.18. 4x800 — 1. SCC (Ashley Henkenius, Megan Hardy, Michaela Graffunder, Sydney Batz), 10:47.75. Shuttle hurdle relay — 4. SCC (Corey, Taylor, Jadyn Khommanyvong, Makayla Patterson), 1:21.75. Distance medley — 6. SCC (Maria Dischler, Maggie Anderson, Kori Assman, Abby Collison), 4:59.12. 400 — 2. A. Henkenius 1:02.05, 3. Batz 1:04.37. 4x200 — 3. SCC (Dischler, Allison Birks, M. Anderson, H. Birks), 1:56.40. 100 hurdles — 6. Khommanyvong 18.62. 800 — 3. Batz 2:36.30, 5. Hardy 2:41.25. 200 — 2. A. Henkenius 27.34. 400 hurdles — 2. Corey 1:14.40, 5. Taylor 1:17.66. Sprint medley — 2. SCC (Dischler, M. Anderson, A. Birks, H. Birks), 2:01.61. 1,500 — 1. Mady Dick 5:22.44, 4. Decker 5:53.58. 4x100 — 2. SCC (Dischler, A. Henkenius, A. Birks, H. Birks), 52.24. 4x400 — 4. SCC (Hardy, Collison, Graffunder, Assman), 4:34.91.

SCC’s Maria Dischler hands the baton off to Allison Birks during the girls 4x200 relay event at the Ross Samuelson Co-Ed track meet held at Lake City May 2. (Photo by Doug Dornath)

SCC girl golfers take top two spots at Storm Lake By Doug Dornath Katie Welander of South Central Calhoun was meet medalist and teammate Sadie Swank was runnerup medalist as the Titans varsity girls golf team picked up a 195 to 241 victory over Storm Lake St. Mary’s at Twin Lakes Golf Club Thursday, May 1. Welander finished with a 44 to earn first place honors while Swank fired a 47 for second place at the meet. Kelsi Carlson finished with a 51 for the SCC varsity and teammates Julia Seil and Jennifer Hood both scored a 53 at the meet. Also seeing varsity action was Jona Grodahl from SCC with her 56. Lauren Shipley was the top JV golfer at the meet for the Titans with her 54. On Saturday, May 3, the Titans traveled to the OA-BCIG girls golf tournament held at Spring Lake Country Club near Wall Lake and placed second overall. SCC finished with a team score for the 18-hole tournament with a

421 while East Sac County won the meet with a total of 375. For the Titans, SCC was led by Sadie Swank, who placed fourth individually with her 93. Kelsi Carlson was seventh at the meet with a 105 and Katie Welander was 12th with a 108. Jennifer Hood rounded out the team card with her 115 and Jona Grodahl also competed for SCC with a 117. The Titans headed to the 2014 Twin Lakes Conference girls golf tournament held at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course north of Fort Dodge Monday, May 5. SCC was scheduled to travel to Laurens Tuesday, May 6, while they are at Newell against Newell-Fonda Thursday, May 8. SCC returns to Lake City Country Club Monday, May 12, to take on Southeast Webster-Grand for their final regular season home meet. SCC girls golf results vs. St. Mary’s Thursday, May 1 at Twin Lakes Golf Club

SCC 195, St. Mary’s 241 Meet medalist — Katie Welander, SCC 44; Runner-up — Sadie Swank, SCC 47. SCC varsity — Welander 44, Swank 47, Kelsi Carlson 51, Jennifer Hood 53, Julia Seil 53, Jona Grodahl 56. JV scores — Lauren Shipley 54, Rachel Wedemeyer 63, Megan Ukena 72. 2014 OA-BCIG Girls Tournament results Saturday, May 3, at Spring Lake Country Club (Lake View) Final team standings — 1. East Sac County 375, 2. South Central Calhoun 421, 3. MVAO 427, 4. River Valley 447, 5. OA-BCIG 455, 6. Boyer Valley 481. Meet medalist — Lindsey Quirk, ESC 88; Runner-up — Jamie Highland, ESC 91. SCC results — 4. Sadie Swank 4647—93, 7. Kelsi Carlson 53-52— 105, 12. Katie Welander 55-53— 108, 18. Jennifer Hood 62-53—115, 22. Jona Grodahl 61-56—117.

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