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SW & TV Commencements Happy to be done with this chapter of their lives, senior girls l-r: Bailey Timp, Megan Elsbernd, Kendal Kuboushek, Megan Bushman, Micole Lansing, Megan Hageman and Mikayla Lien jump for joy! (Photo courtesy of Shanna Schweinefus)

Allison Kuennen and Luke Kuennen are happy to officially be Turkey Valley alumni. (Photo courtesy of Janel Kuennen)

Article & Photos by Joyce Meyer After forty-six years Cindy Lentz of Spillville will close the doors on her career as medical assistant on May 29. Her career began when Cindy started working for Dr. Ignatius Greene in Ossian many years before they were affiliated with Gundersen. Cindy began working for Dr. Greene September 9, 1968. In 1992 Dr. Greene joined Gundersen but they continued with their main office in Ossian. By 1997, Cindy worked at Decorah Gundersen Clinic full time.

Since 1968 she has seen patients when they were babies, watched them grow up and have

After forty-six years Cindy Lentz will retire from Gundersen Clinic. A surprise retirement party was thrown for her in late April.

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their own babies, and some even grandbabies. They all became family to her and she will miss seeing her “family” from her coworkers to her patients. With the happiness, also came sadness. “It was hard to lose people that you knew so well that they felt like family,” says the Calmar native. Her husband, Bob, planned a surprise retirement party in late April at the South Winn Golf and Country Club in Calmar. Ten days before the party he figured there was a good chance someone would unintentionally let it slip, so he told her in advance. But there was one huge surprise that she didn’t know about. Bob called up this writer/photographer with his plan. We were to take family photos later in the evening and the rest of the guests were going to slowly sneak outside as we distracted Cindy with photos. When Kenny and Rosie Kuhn saw we were takRETIREMENT to page 7

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES Planting milkweed will help increase the abundance of monarchs in northeast Iowa. PAGE 3

KISS A PIG CONTEST We have the results from the ‘Kiss A Pig’ contest. PAGE 18

Calmar selected to represent small towns in ISU study Many small towns in Iowa struggle to survive even though they offer quality of life features that are hard to find in big cities. Understanding these unique features is the goal of a new Iowa State University study. Researchers (Drs. Terry Besser, Stephen Sapp, Deborah Tootle, and Georgeanne Artz) have received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to study the quality of life in Calmar and other small towns and assess how these characteristics affect community survival. This is the third time Calmar has been selected to participate in an ISU study of community life. The first time was in 1994 when researchers surveyed about 15,000 residents randomly selected from 99 communities— one in each county. Residents in the same towns were surveyed in 2004 and another group of residents will again be asked to participate in 2014. The three studies spanning 20 years can provide valuable insight into the changes in small town life over the last 20 years and the effectiveness of various development strategies.

Dr. Besser notes that, “We have the wonderful opportunity in this study to learn how the events of the 1990s and the 2000s impacted small town life. This knowledge will be useful for small town leaders and residents in their efforts to help their towns survive and even thrive in the future.” Within the next two weeks, researchers will contact randomly selected households in Calmar by mail and ask a designated adult in the household to participate in the study. Each person who receives a survey represents 20 to 35 other Calmar residents. Therefore, it is vitally important that those selected complete and return the survey. It will take several months, perhaps as long as a year, before the survey process is completed and the information is analyzed. At that time, a report of the results will be made publicly available through local extension offices, the local newspaper and/or library, and directly through Iowa State University’s Department of Sociology website. Any questions may be directed to Dr. Besser at tbesser@iastate.edu or Dr. Sapp at ssapp@iastate.edu.

Bluebells bloom along a wooded river bottom close to the Turkey River on timberland owned by Alvin and Edith Shindelar between Spillville and Fort Atkinson. With recent frost advisories it may be the last time the acres of the bell shaped wildflowers thrive this cold spring. (Photo by Joyce Meyer)

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2014 Gallon Grad Due to the upcoming holiday, the Calmar Courier will print earlier and therefore we will need your submissions by: Thank you for your understanding and cooperaƟon,

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

LifeServe Blood Center is proud to honor the class of 2014 Gallon Grads! The Gallon Grad program encourages high school students, ages 16 and older, to donate one gallon of blood before graduating from high school. This year, a total of 274 students from 56 counties in the LifeServe Blood Center tri-state region of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota were recognized with this honor. The following local high school student is being recognized as a Gallon Grad this year: ERICA E. BOHR, South Winn High School In order to become a Gallon Grad, students had to make eight whole blood or four double red cell blood donations before graduation. Achieving this milestone required a large commitment from these students, who took time from their busy schedules to make blood donations at their local high school blood drives and at blood drives that took place within the community.

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Kenneth and JoAnn Timp of Calmar are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Victoria Elizabeth to Derek Michael, son of Pat and Jill Hinke of Cedar Rapids. Victoria is a 2007 graduate of South Winneshiek High School. She earned her BA at the University of Northern Iowa and is working at Unity Point Health-St. Luke’s Hospital as a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. Derek is a 2004 graduate of Kennedy High School. He earned his BS at Grand Valley State in Michigan. He is an On-Site Coordinator for TEK Products, located within Rockwell Collins. Victoria and Derek will exchange vows on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar with a dinner and dance to follow at the Festina Community Center. The couple is currently residing in Cedar Rapids.

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Governor Terry Branstad (r) and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds (l) congratulated South Winn graduating senior Caitlin Holien (c), daughter of Denis and Margie Holien, for outstanding achievement during the recent Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony in Des Moines. (Submitted Photo)

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Melvin Rausch of Fort Atkinson celebrated his 80th Birthday with family on May 11, 2014.

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Use of food stamps rises in Winneshiek County Dedication of the Ridgeway Habitat House By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema The use of food stamps in Winneshiek County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. The proportion of Winneshiek County residents receiving food stamps hit 5.7 percent in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services. That’s an increase of 2 percentage points since 2007, the year the recession started. Winneshiek County’s foodstamp usage rate is lower than the state rate. Across Iowa, 13.1 percent of residents in 2011 received support from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as the food stamp program is officially known. Nationally, 14.8 percent of the population receives SNAP benefits. Places like Winneshiek County, which are located outside metropolitan areas, tend to have a higher percentage of the population receiving SNAP benefits. That’s because incomes are generally lower in nonmetropolitan counties. The inflation-adjusted median household income in Winneshiek County in 2011 was $50,903, compared to the Iowa median of $51,314. Nationally, median household income was $52,306 in 2011. In 2011, residents of Winneshiek County received a combined $1,676,820 in SNAP benefits. The USDA reports that each $5 in SNAP benefits generates $9.20 in spending. SNAP benefits start to circulate in the economy quickly. Participants spend nearly all their food stamps within one month of receipt, according to a study by the University of New Hampshire Carsey Institute. Grocers say they feel the impact of SNAP and other USDA nutrition programs like Women, Infants and Children (WIC). “Without SNAP and WIC, we wouldn’t be able to make it,� wrote the owner of the Mill City Market in the small town of Mill City, OR, in a survey of rural grocers conducted by the Oregon Food Bank and Kansas State University Rural Grocery Initiative. “Owners know they have to stock the shelves to prepare for more business when SNAP ben-

efits hit the streets,� said David Procter with the Rural Grocery Initiative. It’s not just the mom-and-pop stores that see a bump from foodstamp spending in small towns and rural areas. Walmart reported in a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing that a decrease in SNAP benefits last year could affect the retail giant’s bottom line. Average SNAP benefits nationally fell about $30 a month per family in November after a temporary increase that was part of the 2009 economic stimulus package. More funding decreases are on the way. This summer, Congress agreed to trim about $8 billion from SNAP over the next decade. Backers of the cuts said the program had expanded too much in recent years and was creating too much reliance on government assistance. SNAP expenditures increased 135 percent between 2007 and 2011. U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (Va.-R) backed a measure that would have removed SNAP from the farm bill entirely. “While [SNAP] is an important part of our safety net, our overriding goal should be to help our citizens with the education and skills they need to get back on their feet so that they can provide for themselves and their families,� Rep. Cantor said during congressional debate. Food stamps have been part of the farm bill for the past 50 years. The legislation’s combination of farming and nutrition programs has helped ensure the bill receives broad backing from farm-country representatives and more urbanbased members who support antipoverty programs. That alliance was tested but held with the passage of the 2014 farm bill. Data for this article came from USDA Food and Nutrition Services, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census. The data was compiled and analyzed by Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., associate Extension professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Funding for this report came from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Daily Yonder (www.dailyyonder.com) is an independent rural news site published by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Center for Rural Strategies.

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“I can hardly wait,� stated Meagan Sobolik as she and her family make plans to move into the Habitat for Humanity house recently completed in Ridgeway. Before the family moves into the home at 425 Pike Street, it is customary to have a dedication ceremony. Habitat Board member, Pastor Mark Kvale, will officiate at a brief dedication ceremony for the family, friends, and Habitat volunteers on Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Paul and Megan Sobolik, the partner family, currently live in Cresco in an upstairs apartment. Paul works at a local turkey farm and Megan is a clerk at the new Spectrum Thrift store in Decorah. Their daughter, Maycee Mae, is four years old and in pre-school. “I’m anxious to get in and settled before the arrival of our second child in early July. We’re so grateful to have a home and yard as our family grows.� As the partner family, the Soboliks were required to provide 150 hours of volunteer help to assist in building the home. Construction of the new Ridgeway home began in November. The inside work was done over

the winter while the outside work was just completed. Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity has built 27 homes since it was organized in 1992, joining 1500 affiliates throughout the United States. Homes built so far are located in Burr Oak, Calmar, Castalia, Decorah, Freeport, Ossian and Ridgeway. The Mission of Winneshiek County Habitat is to serve all of Winneshiek County by building homes for low-income families

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calmar courier MONARCHS from page 3 ference to the shrinking habitat of butterflies that flutter through our area. Insecticides will kill your butterflies. Don’t use insecticides in or near your butterfly garden or anywhere on your property. It can also harm people as well as pets and wildlife. You can make your butterfly garden safe and welcoming by making a place that offers protection from wind and rain. Did you know that a rain drop on a butterfly is like a barrel of water poured on a human? Providing a food source pesticide free and allowing weeds and wildflowers to remain can serve as host plants where butterflies can lay their eggs. Butterflies needs also include plenty of sunshine and mud puddles where they can sip needed nutrients. I put a dish of old tea with a rock or

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sponge for them to land on. I saw this tip at Reiman Gardens Butterfly Wing in Ames. Planting lots of flowers from spring to early fall seasons will span the entire butterfly season and invite the dazzling display of flying flowers to your garden! It’s that easy to help the monarch butterflies! Take a moment to enjoy one of nature’s beautiful works of art as the colorful movement glides in the air and lands ever so softly on the petals of flowers you planted for them, knowing you are helping the environment and getting twice as much back in return! Pick up your free packets of milkweed today and help our beautiful monarchs. All you have to do is plant it.

Karen Foster to serve as honorary chair for ACS Relay for Life of Winneshiek County The American Cancer Society has selected Karen Foster to serve as honorary chair for this year’s Relay For Life of Winneshiek County, which will take place at Decorah High School on Saturday, June 7 from 3 – 10 p.m. The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, and faith-based groups all furthering the efforts of the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back. “Here in Winneshiek County, funds raised by our Relay For Life event make a difference for so many,” said Karen Foster. “From the American Cancer Society programs and services that support

our own community members battling this disease, to treatmentchanging cancer research and medical discovery going on right here in the Midwest, and advocacy for access to quality health care for everyone affected by cancer. The money raised through Relay For Life of Winneshiek County is helping further the vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. I am proud to join with the American Cancer Society to continue the fight.” For more information about how you can get involved with your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Winneshiek County please call Steve Courtney at (563) 380-8531 or visit RelayForLife.org/winneshiekcountyia. The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit us at cancer.org.

thrown aside and only one pair taken. It was quite evident that the store was robbed by parties who had made themselves acquainted with the layout of the building and the easiest way of gaining access. No clue to their identity was known and the probability of apprehending them was thought to be remote. In late July, late on a Monday night or early Tuesday morning, thieves visited the slaughter house of Weselmann and Becvar in Calmar and made away with about ten hides. On Wednesday of the same week, Sheriff Christian notified Mr. Becvar that some hides answering the description of those stolen had been brought to a buyer of hides at Winona, Minnesota and on Thursday morning Mr. Becvar accompanied the Sheriff to identify the hides. One party who did the stealing, C. J. Edwards of Mason City, was held by the Winona police. Another man jumped from the police car and made his getaway. August 1929 In August of 1929, the Winneshiek County Fair provided a lot of fun and entertainment, including “The Sunkist Revue”, a premier attraction with famous radio and stage favorites and a bevy of beautiful girls. In speaking of the Fair, the Decorah Public Opinion said, “Of striking and significant interest was the exhibit of the Calmar Public School. This exhibit occupied the largest space and was central in the educational building.

The exhibit of the Calmar Public School was striking on account of the excellent artisanship, minuteness of detail, and the general elegance and style of the various articles displayed. This was so significant because the work on these exhibits was by pupils of the ninth grade and under. Superintendent Hutchinson is the special instructor in the manual training department of the school and he and his boys are to be congratulated on their work, which was awarded first place”. September 1929 On September 19, 20 and 21, 1929, you could go and see Ruth Whitwell McManus, staff baking specialist of the Russell-Miller Milling Company, millers of Occident Special Patent Flour, make many foods from one basic recipe for bread dough. Classes started at 2:00 p.m. each day and there was no admission charge or solicitation for any orders. This was held at the St. Aloysius Church Auditorium in Calmar and was also sponsored by Meyer & Co. of Calmar, distributers of Occident Flour. Joseph Koch Store in Calmar advertised that on September 2425, 1929, one of the largest fur manufacturers would show their full line of furs at their store, in addition to a sale on fall silk dresses for $8.95 and a fine line of fall hats. October 1929 In October of 1929, the paper advised people to “clean up the old shotgun and turn the dogs loose at

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July 1929 Robbers made their entrance from the rear, through a cellar window into the basement of Calmar’s Gildner-McCullow Clothing Store building in July of 1929. The door between the basement and the actual store was latched, so these burglars cut holes in the door sufficient to get their hands through and slide the latches open. After getting into the store, they ransacked the cases containing clothing and between 35 and 40 of the highest grade men’s suits were stolen, in addition to other merchandise that included about 12 dozen pair of high grade ladies silk hosiery. It is estimated that the total amount stolen will reach more than $1,200 in value. To make their getaway, the robbers unlatched the rear door, and loaded up their loot. The robbery was not discovered until Mr. Stomsodt, a salesman at the store, arrived to open for business in the morning. Mr. McCullow was notified and immediately contacted Sheriff Christian of Decorah, who arrived shortly. About five dollars in change from the cash register had also been taken. In taking the clothing, the robbers were very deliberate in selecting a full run of sizes from the small to larger sizes. Another peculiarity, was the fact that a number of the suits stolen had two pairs of trousers, but in a number of cases one pair was

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YESTERDAYS NEWS from page 4 night, for chicken thieves were at work again...” This was referring to about 200 young chickens stolen from the George Christen farm near Elgin. North of Elgin, the hen house of Mrs. Torkel Olson had been practically cleaned out. Both of these raids cost the owners a lot of money and time that they had devoted to raising these chickens, so everyone was urged to be on the lookout for the thieves. On October 21st and 22nd of 1929, people were treated to the biggest event ever staged in Calmar at the Frana Opera House, sponsored by the Community Aid Society of Calmar, featuring 100 local people in an all-star cast headed by Lawrence Bjonerud as “Aunt Lucia.” This was billed as a collegiate comedy, which traditionally meant that men assumed women’s characters in the play. “Aunt Lucia” was the name of the production, and Lawrence Bjonerud led the cast as Jerry (the fake Aunt Lucia). Don Meyer was Dick (the football hero), Ralph Weselmann was George, and the Sig-Sig Aretta Sorority was all made up of local men playing women’s parts. Alf Schneberger was Peaches Browning, Jake Becvar was Baby Face, Joe Korbel was Gold Digger, Roman Rausch was Teacher’s Pet, Ed Luzum was Vamp of Calmar, L. J. Frana was Girl With Million Dollar Legs, George Bucheit was Beauty Winner, and Tony Vondersitt was Dumb Dora. There were many other characters, a Girl’s Chorus, an Alumni Glee Club and a Baby Pageant that featured 75 children ages 3-8. Admission for this fun event was 25 cents and 50 cents. It was reported in the fall of 1929 that since good roads were being completed in this section of Iowa, it was probable that the U.S. Postal Department would make

arrangements for the handling of some of the mail by automobile!! It was said to be recommended that a motor mail route be established between Oelwein and Calmar on No. 11, serving Maynard, Fayette, West Union, Eldorado and Calmar. A post office department man was in Calmar looking over the situation and looking for bids from automobile drivers on this mail route. Another auto mail route may be established between Calmar and Decorah, making connections with the train No. 3 from the east. Establishing a motor route between Oelwein and Calmar would mean that the Des Moines Register daily papers would arrive early in the morning, rather than half-way through the day. It would also bring much of the Chicago mail here at an earlier hour. A later article announced that a Star Mail Route had been established between Oelwein and Calmar beginning November 1, 1929. The mail would leave Oelwein by automobile about 12:30 a.m. and arrive in Calmar in time to make connections with the early morning passenger trains. November 1929 On Saturday, November 23, 1929, the Olympic Theatre advertised “Stairs of Sand” with Wallace Beery and a comedy picture “My Astonishment”, with shows at 7:30 and 9:15 and admission prices of 15 cents and 30 cents. They would also be giving away a 26-piece hammered pattern of heavy silverplated flatware to one lucky patron that night. Dan’s Recreation Parlor’s ad in November, 1929 said “We Work While You Play”. Dan Novak was the proprietor and you could relax with a game of pool, and also enjoy soft drinks, candies and tobaccos. You could also “Drop In during your spare time and enjoy yourself

at Frana’s Pool and Billiard Hall”, where Al Frana was the owner. Mr. Frana also carried a full line of soft drinks, cigarettes, cigars, tobacco and said “all your teeth will be sweet ones when you bite into our fine fresh candies”. Both of these businesses were in Calmar. December 1929 There were two articles in December of 1929 about meetings of the Calmar Business Men’s Club, which had been recently organized. Their meetings were held at the Hotel Calmar meeting room and active members noted in articles included T. H. Goheen, Mayor Conover, Fred Figge, Dr. Sobolik, Jake Becvar, H. J. Busch, C J. McCullow and Henry Flaskerud. Both meetings echoed the spirit of business cooperation and service to the patrons that promoted return buyers to Calmar. There was a movement to begin an organization with other communities along Highway No. 11 for the purpose of improving that route. They had also held a slogan contest, with a prize of $5, and about 50 slogans had been submitted. Three members had been appointed as judges, and the prize was awarded to Mrs. L. J. Frana whose slogan was “Calmar On the Square”. Next time, join me “In Santa Land”, the Operetta that was performed December 20, 1929 at the Frana Opera House by the grades of the Calmar Public School. Also, hear about “Speed Bradford” and his Christmas week stops in Calmar. What was the Christmas menu at the Shema Cafe and how much did it cost? Find out about a new development expected in January of 1930 at the Olympic Theatre and the cartoon characters we still love today who had their start in 1930.

By Sharon Busch I would like to say congratulations to all the graduates. Wishing you all the best and for a great and exciting future. This is an exciting and sad time for many high school grads. Many parents feel the same way. You are happy for your children, but know you are going to miss them as they leave this fall to start new and exciting endeavors. There are many ways to approach the ways you plan a graduation. The following ideas can help to make a great party without a lot of expense. Think about catering some of the food, while preparing some of the food yourself. Not everyone serves a decorated cake anymore. What food that is served seems to vary as much as the graduates themselves. Many weddings even serve dips and snacks during the reception time. The following dip is great for grad parties. You can also dip vegetables and crackers. It’s a simple dip that can be easily made in larger batches. If you have guests that need to attend many parties, this gives them a way to have a small snack if they wish. The dip also goes over great at other family gatherings. Hidden Valley Bacon & Cheddar Dip ¼ c. crisp, crumbled bacon 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese 1 pkt. (1 oz) Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dips Mix potato chips or corn chips, for dipping Combine dips mix with sour cream. Stir in cheese and bacon. Chill at least 1 hour. Serve with potato or corn chips. The following is a common salsa recipe and also makes a nice addition to many grad or family gatherings. Serve with chips or brochette. Corn ‘N’ Black Bean Salsa Recipe 2 cans (15-1/4 oz. each) whole kernel corn, drained 2 cans (15 ox. each) black beans, rinsed and drained 8 plum tomatoes, seeded & chopped 1 medium red onion, chopped 3/4 c. minced fresh cilantro 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded & chopped 1/4 c. lime juice 1/2 tsp. salt tortilla chips In a very large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 11 cups.

Rolled Spiral Sandwiches One of the items that we enjoyed at the graduations we attended were sandwiches, made with flour tortillas. They had a spread and filled with meat and cheese and maybe tomato, cucumber and a sweet pepper. The filling can be cream cheese mixed with a dry package of Italian salad dressing or Hidden valley dressing. Or you can simply mix together miracle whip and a mustard and spread this on the flour tortilla before layering on the cheese and meat. You roll them and chill them and slice and serve. They make a great presentation and are easy to eat. Some people prefer this to bread. Another idea is to use a flavored cream cheese spread and then add your meat, roll, cut and serve. One suggestion: Use pineapple cream cheese with ham for the meat. The following recipe is an old favorite. Not only is it a great dip, but it also makes a great spread for sandwiches. Mustard Dip 1 (16 oz.) jar of mustard 1 (16 oz.) carton sour cream 1 (16 oz.) jar of Mircle Whip 1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Mix 1/3 c. sugar 6 tsp. horseradish Mix and refrigerate. Till next time, To the Graduates...We praise you for your efforts, and send good wishes, too, for a future filled with happiness, and your fondest dreams come true. Dreams Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. ~Langston Hughes


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Upcoming Events Area Blood Drives

Help boost the blood supply by giving blood at an upcoming blood drive. Decorah Community Blood Drive, Thursday, May 22 from 12—5:30 p.m. at Stone Ridge Community Church, 1111 Montgomery St. Ossian and Castalia Communities Blood Drive, Friday, May 23, 2014 from 1—5:30 p.m. at Ossian Community Center, 123 Main St. Sign up to save a life today! Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800.287.4903.

Democratic Meeting

Winneshiek County Democrats will hold their regular monthly Central Committee meeting on Thursday evening, May 22 at The Oaks Steakhouse in Decorah. Individual ordering for those who wish to eat together will begin at 5 p.m. in the restaurant. At 6:30 p.m. County Supervisor Dean Thompson will address those attending in an adjacent meeting room. At 7 p.m. the business session will convene in the same location.

Estate Planning Workshop CLA Estate Services is hosting a FREE Estate Planning Workshop Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Hotel Winneshiek (104 E. Water St., Decorah, IA 52101). Guests will receive a workbook and information on wills and trusts, how to avoid probate, long-term health care concerns, and tax reduction planning. Please call 1-866-252-8721 to RSVP or for more information.

Bash on the Farm event Bash on the Farm is a Christian music festival taking place in Forest City, on June 20 and June 21. This will be the 14th year of Bash on the Farm and we could not be more excited. 7eventh Time Down, Manic Drive, Todd Agnew, Nine Lashes, along with 40 more artists will perform at the event. BOTF is a FREE Christian music festival featuring two days of live music on 3 stages. Rock to pop to metal to gospel.

Calmar area Memorial Day service planned Calmar Area Community Memorial Day Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 26 in the South Winn auditorium. The service will start with the advancement of colors by the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary and Veterans with the song g “Proud to be an Ameriican” playing. Post Commmander Randal Poshusta ta of Halverson-Giesen Post st 266 will talk. The audiience will then recite the National Anthem. Then the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Althea Murphy off H Halvl erson-Giesen ALA Unit 266. Next, an invocation will be presented by Jody Meyer. The playing of Taps by Kenn Kirby will follow this. Then we will have 30 seconds of silence in honor of our dead. Finally, we will all rise and join in singing “God Bless America.” Following the program refreshments will be served at the Calmar Senior Center by the American Legion Auxiliary. Thanks to these people for helping out with the service: Post Commander ........Randal Poshusta Reading .........................Devin Franzen Address .................... Michael Costigan Benediction ....................... Jody Meyer Music................................. Kenn Kirby Remember: It is the Veteran – not the Minister – who has given us Freedom of Religion. It is the Veteran – not the Reporter – who has given us Freedom of the Press. It is the Veteran – not the Poet – who has given us Freedom of Speech. It is the Veteran – not the Campus Organizer – who has given us the Right to Assemble. It is the Veteran – not the Lawyer – who has given us the Right to a Free Trial. It is the Veteran – not the Politician – who has given us the Right to Vote.

south winneshiek Thursday, May 22 G/B State Track @ Des Moines (Drake University) Friday, May 23 G/B State Track @ Des Moines (Drake University) 10 a.m.: B Districts Golf @ Dike-New Hartford Saturday, May 24 G/B State Track @ Des Moines (Drake University) 8 a.m.: Trap Team Conference Event @ Osage Monday, May 26 NO SCHOOL

Fort Atkinson Memorial Day program planned Fort Atkinson American Legion Post 672 and American Legion Auxiliary Veteran’s Memorial Day Services will take place on Monday, May 26 starting at 6:45 a.m. The events will be as follows: 6:45 a.m.: Meet at fire station, Military Personnel-past and present and ladies auxiliary 7:30 a.m.: Mass at St. John’s Church 8 a.m.: American Legion Service in Town Square (if weather doesn’t ppermit going to cemeteries) 8:15 a.m.: Parade (Positions: colors, band, firing squad, legion and veterans, auxiliary. Assemble on side street east of Lickety Split and march to bridge on south edge of town. American Legion Services will play Taps & Echo. Then march back to Lickety Split intersection. Reciting of the National Anthem) 8:45 a.m a.m.: Military Services: St. John’s Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, St. James Cemetery, Veteran’s Memorial 10 a.m.: Military services at St. Anthony’s Cemetery Coffee & rolls at Community Center following program

Special Prom to be held at Inwood The 6th annual event is known to gather over a hundred people, including their support staff, who are 16 years old or older, to the free prom event that includes food, games and dancing for persons in the six-county area including Winneshiek, Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Chickasaw and Howard. This is a very exciting time for these young individuals to create memories that will last a lifetime. Invitations are distributed to the appropriate agencies such as Opportunity Homes, Spectrum and Mosaic/TASK. Don’t forget your camera for this special prom event held each year at the Inwood Ballroom. The committee works hard to decorate each year in a different theme and have many places set up for photo opportunities. If you can help Many participants enjoyed dancing in a conga line at with donations or your last year’s event. (Photo by Joyce Meyer) time please contact the committee leaders listed below. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. turkey valley with a delicious dinner. This year the menu is baked fish, redThursday, May 22 skin potatoes, mixed vegetables, G/B State Track @ Des Moines tossed salad and Jell-O delight. (Drake University) Then it’s time for the partygoers to kick up their heels and dance Friday, May 23 to music by Blackout from 6:30G/B State Track @ Des Moines 8:30 p.m. The evening ends with (Drake University) many entertaining games with prizes for all from 8 - 9 p.m. Saturday, May 24 To attend or if you would like G/B State Track @ Des Moines to volunteer to help, call Sadie (Drake University) Wermers at 507-258-0558 or Cheryl Novak at 563-419-1614 Monday, May 26 by May 24 so they can plan meal NO SCHOOL and prizes please. Support staffs are invited for food and fun also. Tuesday, May 27 Indicate the number of persons 4 p.m.: JV & Varsity Baseball @ attending and number of support field Nashua-Plainfi eld staff attending. By Joyce Meyer A free fun filled “Under the Sea” theme night for persons with disabilities will be held Saturday, May 31, at the Inwood Ballroom located at Riverside Park in Spillville. A free night of food, dancing, games and prizes with a chance to meet new friends is an annual event sponsored by the Civic Improvement Association of Spillville, the Depot Outlet of Decorah and area businesses and churches. Besides financial support, many volunteers help make this a special evening for the disabled each year.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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calmar courier RETIREMENT from front page ing family photos they had their cue to get the car out of the parking lot and drive it up on the grass in front of the Country Club’s pond. You can imagine trying to sneak about 150 guests outside down to the car and arrange them so the car was not seen! We told Cindy we had gathered everyone outside for a group photo and she should join them. They all were standing in front of the car, hiding Bob’s beautiful gift from Cindy’s eyes. We took the group photo and then asked for the Gundersen group to stay so we could get a photo with Cindy. As the crowd began to disperse, Cindy noticed a car on the lawn. Then she noticed a big green bow on a beautiful 2013 white Mustang Convertible. Cindy remembered when they were young she had said she always wanted a white Mustang Convertible but life kept getting in the way, or it didn’t seem like the right time. Bob had remembered her dream and made it a reality! This was the perfect time! She couldn’t believe it! She said she is still in shock but having fun driving it every day now as her other car was put in storage until winter. Future plans? Well, of course, The Gundersen group that Cindy worked with at the clinic. taking the Mustang on some trips! This will be her first summer off in 50 years and she plans to enjoy it to her fullest! They will spend lots of time at their place in Prairie du Chien and spend lots of time with her daughter Kendra and husband Daniel Hovey. But most of all she can’t wait to spend as much time as possible with their grandchildren Kaylee, 10, and Tyler, 5. In the winter they usually take their big vacation, but otherwise she is looking forward to having her first summer off in a long time! Cindy would like to thank all her patients and co-workers for the time they shared together. She would also like to thank all for taking the time to come out to her retirement party and all the well wishers on her retirement. She would also like to thank her family and especially Bob and his helpers for the wonderful retirement party! Cindy, before you hit the accelerator and drive off into the sunset in your Mustang convertible to travel wherever your journey takes the two of you, the community wants to wish Cindy and Bob checking out her new Mustang convertible. you a happy and healthy retirement!

Lawler Irish Fest fast approaching Lawler Irish Fest 2014 will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 20 and conclude on Sunday afternoon, June 23. Because Irish Fest 2013 was so well received, organizers plan to make the celebration an annual event to be held the third weekend in June. This year’s theme is, “Let the Shenanigans Begin!” Outstanding entertainment has been secured, including live traditional Irish and modern music performed throughout the weekend. Starting at 5:00 pm on Friday, Nineteen Pints, a hugely popular Irish Band from the Chicago area, will take the stage. Switchback, who play an eclectic mix of Country, Americana and Irish music at festivals, clubs, performing arts centers, pubs and music halls all over the USA and Canada will follow. Then, wrapping up Friday evening, Sweet Siren will be featured for the young and young at heart. This group from Minnesota and will be playing Rock and edgy Country, putting their own flare to the music with hip arrangements. Featured outside the stage area one can find a street dance for teens, a 5K Walk/Run, and a golf tournament at Jackson Heights Country Club (Sat. 10 am). The historic Lawler Photo Gallery/Walking tour will be avail-

able throughout the weekend. Saturday events start with a parade at 10:30 am beginning at the north end of Lawler and running down Main Street. This year’s’ parade theme is “A Blending of Cultures.” The day is chock full of activities, including: a volleyball tourney, Celtic dance lessons for children, Irish story-telling hour, best looking men’s legs in kilts contest, and many special opportunities for young children. Of course, there will be an abundance of food choices including the famous Lawler Lion’s Club Barbecued Chicken Dinner. Musicians throughout Saturday, starting after the parade, include traditional Irish Music by Doughty Duck Pipe Band, Mooncoin Cieli Dancers, Buck Towne of “Guilty Kilts,” followed by Raven’s Fire and Langer’s Ball. Wrapping up the evening will be Nashville recording artist, Rachael Lipsky. Main stage admission is $15.00 per night (under 12 free of charge). Admission includes all Main Stage entertainment and beer garden. Purchasing an Irish Fest button for $15.00 will admit you for the whole weekend! Discount buttons can be purchased online via website for $12.00 thru IRISH FEST to page 17

Worship Schedule ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC Little Turkey Father Nicholas March Sunday, May 25: 10:30 a.m. Mass BETHANY LUTHERAN Rural Ossian Sunday, May 25: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service CALMAR COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST Calmar Pastor Linda Thompson Sunday, May 25: 9 a.m. Worship CALMAR LUTHERAN & SPRINGFIELD LUTHERAN Pastor Phil Olson Holy Communion Sunday, May 25: 9 a.m. Calmar 10:30 a.m. Springfield DE SALES CATHOLIC Ossian Msgr. Cletus J. Hawes Saturday, May 24: 4 p.m. Mass Sunday, May 25: 10 a.m. Mass LIVING HOPE BAPTIST Ossian Sunday, May 25: 9 a.m. Worship HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC Protivin Father Nicholas March Sunday, May 25: 8 a.m. Mass MT. CARMEL CATHOLIC Lawler Father Nicholas March Sunday, May 25: 8 a.m. Mass OSSIAN LUTHERAN Ossian Sunday, May 25: 8:30 a.m. Worship OUR LADY OF SEVEN DOLORS CATHOLIC Festina Msgr. Cletus J. Hawes Sunday, May 25: 8 a.m. Mass ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC Calmar Father Donald J. Hawes Saturday, May 24: 4:30 p.m. Mass Sunday, May 25: 10:30 a.m. Mass

ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC Fort Atkinson Father Nicholas March Thursday, May 22: 9 a.m. Mass Saturday, May 24: 6:10-6:20 Reconciliation 6:30 p.m. Mass ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN, STAPLETON Rural Waucoma Rev. Wayne T. & Irmagard Ellingson, Supply Pastors Sunday, May 25: 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion ST. LUKE’S CATHOLIC St. Lucas Father Nicholas March Sunday, May 25: 10:30 a.m. Mass ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC Waucoma Father Nicholas March Wednesday, May 21: 8:30 a.m. Mass Saturday, May 24: 3:30-3:50 Reconciliation 4 p.m. Mass ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN, RICHFIELD Rural Sumner (8 miles SW of Waucoma) Rev. Wayne T. & Irmagard Ellingson, Supply Pastors Sunday, May 25: 9 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion ST. WENCESLAUS CATHOLIC Spillville Father Donald J. Hawes Saturday, May 24: 7 p.m. Mass Sunday, May 25: 8:30 a.m. Mass STAVANGER LUTHERAN Sunday, May 25: 10 a.m. Worship TRINITY LUTHERAN Calmar Pastor Glenn Smith Sunday, May 25: 11:30 a.m. Worship Service ZION LUTHERAN Castalia Pastor Dave Lenth Sunday, May 25: 8:30 a.m. Adult Class 9:15 a.m. Sunday School

Local grants received Calmar Lutheran Church received two grants to purchase and install automatic door openers on the front doors of the church. We would like to thank The Depot Outlet and Winneshiek County Community Foundation Grant, each for awarding us with $2,000. These funds went to work immediately and we have a more handicap accessible building thanks to their generosity.


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South Winneshiek Commencement The 2014 South Winneshiek Commencement ceremony was held last Sunday, May 18 to recognize the 65 seniors who had completed the school’s and the State of Iowa’s requirements for high school graduation. Class Valedictorians were Garrett Bohach, Kennidee DeVilbiss, Caitlin Holien and Courtney Humpal. The 2014 Salutatorian was Kendal Kuboushek. The rest of the Top 10 Students included Trevor Schweinefus, Devin Franzen, Leah Elsbernd, Mikayla Lien and Taylor Claman. Award and Scholarship winners for the Class of 2014 include: American Citizenship Award ~ Devin Franzen KWWL Best of Class ~ Garrett Bohach Des Moines Register Academic All-State Award ~ Caitlin Holien Governor’s Scholar ~ Caitlin Holien Better Business Bureau- Student of Integrity ~ Courtney Humpal E. Wayne Cooley Scholarship ~ Kennidee DeVilbiss Bernie Saggau Award ~ Garrett Bohach Marines Scholastic Excellence, Musical & Athletic Awards ~ Devin Franzen, Kendal Kuboushek, Kennidee DeVilbiss & Trevor Schweinefus South Winn Founders Scholarship ~ Andrea Zweibahmer Dr. Felix Hennessey Scholarship ~ Taylor Claman Calmar Senior Club Scholarship ~ Lucas Brincks Calmar Commercial Club Scholarship ~ Jordan Reisner South Winn Alumni Fund ~ Adam Lensing Balik Family Memorial Fund ~ Devin Franzen Gerald (Augie) Wiltgen Scholarship ~ Kendra Fosaaen Elise Rothmeyer Family Scholarship Fund ~ Chris Brincks South Winn FFA National Champion Dairy Judging ~ Danon Hageman Krista Huinker Memorial Scholarship ~ Megan Hageman Tim Novak Memorial Scholarship ~ Nathan Meyer John Chipera Memorial Scholarship ~ Nicole Langreck Class of 1978 Scholarship ~ Amber Cole Class of 1973 Scholarship ~ Andre Walz Robert Mashek Family Scholarship ~ Carlee Knutson Dr. Arlan & Linda Paulson Scholarship ~ Erica Bohr Critters & Such Pet Care Scholarship ~ Kate Schroeder South Winneshiek PTO ~ Megan Hageman & Alex Shatek Winneshiek County Cattlemen ~ Carlee Knutson Fort Atkinson Tractor Parts Scholarship ~ Brendan Hageman Hawkeye REC ~ Logan Brincks Mitchell Brincks Memorial Scholarship ~ Chris Brincks & Mersadie Gibson Ray & Julita (Kleve) Bushman Scholarship ~ Megan Bushman, Trevor Schweinefus & Matthew Bushman Winneshiek County Soil & Water Scholarship ~ Garrett Bohach Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce ~ Ben Hanson

SODA Scholarship ~ Erica Henning ACE Communications ~ Mikayla Lien, Logan Brincks & Caitlin Holien Buntrock Scholarship ~ Heidi Vsetecka Dental Associates of Decorah ~ Brittney Timm Fayette County Farm Bureau ~ Devin Franzen Winneshiek County Farm Bureau ~ Leah Elsbernd, Megan Hageman, Lucas Brincks and Brendan Hageman Student Impact Scholarships ~ Megan Elsbernd, Darrik Poshusta, Jonathan Barness, Sarah Meyer, Christina Wagner, Jared Schroeder, Monica Ryant, Elizabeth Hemesath, Kevin Hageman, Isaac Schmitt, Ben Unzeitig, Mersadie Gibson, Matthew Bushman, Heidi Vsetecka, Courtney Bohr, Megan Moudry, Erica Bohr & Kelly Yost South Winn Insurance Services LTD and Heritage Mutual Insurance Scholarships ~ Matthew Tekippe & Bailey Timp Calmar Development Corporation ~ Leah Elsbernd State Bank of Calmar & Ossian ~ Kennidee DeVilbiss Citizens Savings Bank ~ Ben Hanson & Megan Bushman Hacker Nelson Co. PC ~ Kayla Stammeyer & Alexis Patterson Arlin Falck Scholarships ~ Logan Brincks, Garrett Bohach & Courtney Humpal Luana Savings Bank ~ Trevor Schweinefus Bridal Productions ~ Abigail Phillips South Winneshiek Middle School Scholarship ~ Devin Franzen South Winn Veterinary Clinic Scholarship ~ Brendan Hageman South Winn Trap Team Scholarship ~ Ben Hanson Gundersen Health System Scholarship ~ Brittney Timm C. Clair Cornell Memorial Scholarships ~ Micole Lansing & Caitlin Holien Marion E. Jerome Foundation Scholarships ~ Mikayla Lien & Brendan Hageman AAUW, Decorah Branch ~ Kendal Kuboushek FFA Scholarships ~ Lucas Brincks, Logan Brincks, Megan Bushman, Ben Hanson, Courtney Humpal & Caleb Monroe Cattle Congress Dairy Show & Midwest Dairy Association ~ Megan Bushman Foremost Farms ~ Leah Elsbernd Winneshiek County Dairy Promoters ~ Courtney Humpal, Megan Bushman, Leah Elsbernd & Ben Hanson FAB Scholarship ~ Mikayla Lien & Kendal Kuboushek SWEA ~ Christina Wagner

Turkey Valley Commencement The 2014 Turkey Valley Commencement ceremony was held last Sunday, May 18 to recognize the 29 seniors who had completed the school’s and the State of Iowa’s requirements for high school graduation. Member of the TV Class of 1964 were the honored guests of the day as they celebrated their 50th year post graduation. Award and Scholarship winners for the Class of 2014 include: TV Athletic Booster Club Scholarships ~ Steven Landa and Chloe Reicks TV Education Association Scholarship ~ Chloe Reicks TV Dollar for Scholars ~ Claire Achen, Noelle Berst, Riley Buchheit, Jacob Buss, Riley Busta, Jacob Hackman, Allison Kuennen, Steven Landa, Tierney Lensing, Nicholas Meirick, Riley Meirick, Amanda Mueterthies, Chloe Reicks and Mackenzie Straw TV Trap Scholarship ~ Jacob Leibold Delbert & Ruby Winter Memorial Scholarship ~ Noelle Berst Young Minds Change Lives Education Scholarships ~ Claire Achen, Noelle Berst, Allison Kuennen, Steven Landa, Tierney Lensing and Chloe Reicks American Choral Directors Award ~ Claire Achen American Citizenship Award ~ Tierney Lensing Des Moines Register Academic All-State Nominee ~Noelle Berst Governor’s Recognition Award ~ Noelle BerstRobert Huinker Exemplary Musician Award ~ Mackenzie Straw Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Wayne Cooley Award ~ Noelle Berst Iowa High School Athletic Association Bernie Saggau Award ~ Claire Achen KIMT Scholastic All-Stars ~ Claire Achen and Tierney Lensing Joe Kuennen Wrestling award ~ Luke Kuennen KWWL Best of Class ~ Noelle Berst Perseverance Award ~ Tanner Miller Senior Athletes of the Year ~ Riley Meirick and Chloe Reicks John Philip Sousa Band Award ~ Claire Achen Theatre Arts Award ~ Claire Achen Don Vrzak Memorial Baseball Award ~ Riley Busta

Bank Iowa Scholarship ~ Ryan Busta Boeding & Speltz Family Dentistry Scholarship ~ Amanda Mueterthies Teresa Boeding Memorial Scholarship ~ Chloe Reicks William & Carole Burke Family Scholarship ~ Jacob Leibold and Tierney Lensing Kathryn W. Cannon Scholarships ~ Charles Hadacek and Jacob Leibold Citizens Savings Bank Fund Scholarships ~ Steven Landa and Mackenzie Straw Mark Costigan Memorial Scholarship ~ Nicholas Meirick Christopher C. Donn Memorial Scholarship ~ Claire Achen Vernelle Schmitt Dostal Memorial Scholarship ~ Chloe Reicks Willis M. & Patricia A. Hansen Scholarship ~ Riley Meirick Hawkeye REC Scholarship ~ Chloe Reicks Heritage Mutual Insurance Association and Insurance Associates of Lawler, Inc. Scholarship ~ Ryan Busta Diane Ishmael Memorial Scholarship ~ Tierney Lensing Kruse Family Scholarship ~ Luke Kuennen Connie & Katherine Kuennen Family Scholarship in Memory of Faith Kuennen ~ Chloe Reicks Herman Kuennen Memorial Music Scholarship ~ Noelle Berst Paul Kuhn Memorial Scholarship ~ Allison Kuennen Lawler Lions Keith O’Connell Volunteerism Scholarships ~ Noelle Berst, Allison Kuennen, Nicholas Meirick, Amanda Mueterthies and Chloe Reicks Robert A. Lynch Scholarship ~ Riley Buchheit Edward H. & Josine P. McGreevey Scholarship ~ Riley Buchheit Keith O’Connell Memorial Scholarship ~ Chloe Reicks Dana A. Reicks Scholarship ~ Chloe Reicks Michael D. Schnorenberg Memorial Scholarship ~ Riley Meirick Michelle “Shelly” Smith Memorial Scholarship ~ Nicholas Meirick Bill Strudthoff & Family Community Service Scholarship ~Noelle Berst Andrew & Bernadine Tieskotter Agriculture Scholarship ~Riley Busta


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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South Winneshiek Seniors

The top five students of South Winneshiek's Class of 2014 include l-r: Kendal Kuboushek, Salutatorian and Valedictorians Courtney Humpal, Caitlin Holien, Kennidee DeVilbiss and Garrett Bohach. (Photo by Leah Kruse) Right: Amber Cole and Matthew Bushman are happy to be walking toward their diplomas and toward being South Winn alumni. (Photo by Leah Kruse)

Christopher Brincks P: Lyle & Laura Brincks

Logan Brincks P: Randy & Mary Brincks

Lucas Brincks P: Randy & Mary Brincks

South Winn seniors, Chris Brincks, Logan Brincks and Lucas Brincks were accidentally omitted from the graduation edition that was inserted in last week's issue of the paper. This was in no way done intentionally or to hurt anyone involved, it was completely human error. The Courier regrets the mistake and apologizes to these students and their families.

The South Winn senior choir members warm up to sing their parts of "Breakaway" before commencement starts. Graduates include l-r: Taylor Claman, Kendra Fosaaen, Erica Henning, Carlee Knutson, Kendal Kuboushek, Mikayla Lien, Alexis Patterson and Kennidee DeVilbiss. (Photo by Leah Kruse)

Left: Darrik Poshusta and Megan Hageman are already loving the day before they even get to their seats. (Photo by Leah Kruse)

Scholarship winners Bailey Timp (l) and Matthew Tekippe (r) are pictured with Mary McEnaney (c) of South Winn Insurance. Both received a $500 scholarship from Heritage Mutual and South Winn Insurance.

Right: SW seniors Adam Lensing and Micole Lansing are all smiles as they pause before walking toward their diplomas. (Photo by Leah Kruse)


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Left: 2014 TV Magna Cum Laude Graduates included l-r: Claire Achen, Mackenzie Straw, Steven Landa, Chloe Reicks, Noelle Berst and Tierney Lensing. (Photo courtesy of Missy Reicks) Right: Five of the eight Turkey Valley senior girls enjoy their last minutes as students. (Photo by Leah Kruse)

TV seniors (l-r) Jordan Denk, Charles Hadacek, Jacob Buss, Eric Buckendahl and Riley Busta hang out while they wait for commencement to begin. (Photo by Leah Kruse) Jordan Denk (l) and Ryan Busta are ready to graduate and end their career as Turkey Valley Trojans. (Photo by Leah Kruse) Above: TV seniors Nick Meirick and Tierney Lensing pause before walking toward the stage for one of the biggest moments of their lives thus far. (Photo by Leah Kruse)

Ryan Busta was awarded a scholarship sponsored by Heritage Mutual Insurance Association and Insurance Associates of Lawler, Inc.

Good Luck in all your endeavors!

Claire Achen and Mackenzie Straw chit chat while waiting for commencement to start. (Photo by Leah Kruse)


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Warriors take district title—send 12 events to state; Ladies qualify 6 events By Leah Kruse After a short, tough season, the South Winn Warrior track teams traveled to Osage last Thursday for their State Qualifying meet against 11 other teams for their chance to go to the big blue oval at Drake Stadium in Des Moines for the 2014 State Track Meet. Good Luck to all of the State qualifiers. The 2014 State Track Meet will be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 22, 23 and 24. For a full schedule of events you can visit: www.iahsaa.org or www.ighsau.org.

Boys Meet The boys ran a great meet scoring in 13 events with three double placements, three 1st place finishes, 12 top three placements and qualified 12 events for State to take the District Title with 115 points. SW was 22 points above 2nd making them the clear winner of the night. Several seniors will end their SW track & field career later this week when they compete against the best of the best in Des Moines. Seniors who qualified for the State Meet were Jared Schroeder100m, 4x100, 4x200, Distance Medley; Alex Shatek- 200m, 4x100, 4x200, Distance Medley; Nathan Meyer- 800m, 4x800; Garrett Bohach- 800m, 4x800; Chris Brincks- 110m Hurdles, High Jump and Devin Franzen- 4x800, Distance Medley. Other Warriors participating at the State Meet include Treyton Jacobsen- 4x100, 4x200; Jordan Rommes- 4x100, 4x200, High Jump; Ben Meyer- 4x800, Distance Medley, Long Jump and Carson Lensing- Discus, Shot Put. SW BOYS MEET to page 13

Girls Meet The Lady Warriors had a good night in Osage as well scoring in 14 events with eight top three placements, two 1st place finishes, double placement in two events and qualified six events for the State Meet, to tie for 4th place with 80.5 points. Of the six events that will compete at Big Blue in Des Moines, five of them are individual events. Seniors Kennidee DeVilbiss and Abby Phillips will finish their SW track career in Des Moines later this week when DeVilbiss runs the 400m Hurdles and the second leg of the 4x800 relay while Phillips will compete in the long jump, in her 4th straight State Track appearance. Phillips qualified for the high jump her freshman-junior years and although she didn’t qualify for how high she can jump this year, she will be showing off how far she can jump. Underclassmen that will compete at State include freshman Josie Kriener, who will run the 1500m and the anchor leg of the 4x800 relay; junior Lexie Warth will run the 100m hurdles; RaeAnn Klimesh will start the 4x800 relay, Tiana Bullerman will run the 5th and 6th laps of the 4x800 and Brittany Shindelar will throw shotput. “Overall, we really performed as well as we could have,” said Coach Kevin Kearney. “We qualified 6 out of the 8 events I thought we had a chance in, and you just can’t really count on doing much better than that most of the time. Everyone competed hard and it showed through with a great team effort.” “In particular, Brittany Shindelar had a great effort in the shot put breaking her own school record. Kennidee DeVilbiss turned in several great performances as did Josie Kriener,” Kearney continued. “We are looking forward to competing at state and closing out the season with our best efforts.” Final Team Standings Osage- 100; West Fork- 89; Garner-Hayfield/Ventura- 88.5; South Winn- 80.5; North Fayette Valley- 80.5; St. Ansgar- 69.5; New Hampton- 60; Hampton-Dumont48; Sumner-Fredericksburg- 32; Central Springs- 38; MFL-MM- 6

2014 South Winn Boys Track District Champs. Photo includes front row l-r: Nathan Meyer, Mitchell Herold, Alex Shatek and Jordan Rommes. Back row l-r: Coach Kearney,Treyton Jacobsen, Ben Meyer, Jared Schroeder, Chris Brincks, Devin Franzen and Coach Conway. (Photo courtesy of Deb Warth).

Girls Final Results *State Qualifier Discus: Shindelar, 6th, 101’ 1” (1st-Mason, HD, 120’ 1”) High Jump: Phillips, T7th, 4’ 8” (1st-Matt, SF, 5’) Long Jump: *Phillips, 2nd, 13’ 10.75” (1st-Pagel, SF, 15’ 9”) Shot Put: *Shindelar, 1st, 38’ 11” 800m: Klimesh, 3rd, 2:40.20; Bullerman, 6th, 2:43.75 (1st-Halfman, SA, 2:32.49) 1500m: *Kriener, 3rd, 5:15.37 (1st-Rowe, WF, 5:13.31) 3000m: Lechtenberg, 5th, 12:22.13; Kel. Kuboushek, 6th, 12:34.81 (1st-Mooberry, Osage, 11:01.90) 100m Hurdles: *Warth, 3rd, 16.48 (1st-Mathews, GHV, 15.35) 400m Hurdles: *DeVilbiss, 3rd, 1:10.10 (1st-Laures, NH, 1:08.50) Sprint Medley: Nesvik, Budde, Hageman, Phillips, 8th, 2:10.58 (1st-GHV, 1:56.33) Distance Medley: Hageman, Hertges, Kel. Kuboushek, Ott, 6th, 5:05.32 (1st-WF, 4:30.66) 4x100: Brincks, DeVilbiss, Phillips, Warth, 5th, 1:12.90 (1st-WF, 1:09.32) 4x400: Brincks, DeVilbiss, Shindelar, Hertges, 3rd, 4:21.76 (1st-GHV, 4:17.27) 4x800: *Klimesh, DeVilbiss, Bullerman, Kriener, 1st, 10:16.75

South Winn Warriors win UIC & sectional golf; Ladies earn silver at UIC By Leah Kruse UIC The Warrior golf teams have been burning a trail all season no matter where they go or who they meet, taking 1st almost all the time and earning 2-4 medals at each outing. Not much stood in their way at either of the UIC meets. The meet was originally scheduled for Monday, May 12 but due to rain, again, it was rescheduled to Tuesday with the boys playing at Tri-City GCC in Luana and the girls playing at Big Rock in Fayette. Boys @ Tri-City South Winn was able to take gold as a team beating all 10 of the other teams that competed with a final score of 321, just eight strokes above 2nd place. Three Warriors earned All-UIC honors by placing in the top 15 spots, including

Logan Schweinefus who placed 1st with a 72; Trevor Schweinefus took 2nd at 76 and Tanner Miller earned 12th with an 85. Blake Kuennen filled in the fourth number for the team score with a final tally of 88 while Jerod Heying and Nathan Winter also golfed for the varsity ending with scores of 90 and 91 respectively. Girls @ Big Rock The Lady Warriors had a good day with four members earning All-UIC honors for placing in the top 15 including Megan Bushman who took 2nd place with a 92; Caitlin Holien was 7th at 100; Skyler Luzum had a 104 for 10th place and Megan Hageman finished 13th with a tally of 105. These four ladies contributed to their final team score of 401 to take 2nd place overall, losing to Sumner-Fredericksburg who ended at 370. Also golfing for the varsity were MeSW GOLF to page 13

The 2014 UIC & Sectional Champs, South Winn Warrior golfers include l-r: Coach Doug Schweinefus, Tanner Kuennen, Jerod Heying, Blake Kuennen, Nathan Winter, Logan Schweinefus, Trevor Schweinefus and Coach Paul Jungblut. (Photo courtesy of Shanna Schweinefus)


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Lady Trojans win districts, 1st time in TV history; Trojans qualify 5 events for state By Leah Kruse Despite cold, wind and two hours of light rain, Turkey Valley’s track teams competed in their State Qualifying meet last Thursday in Denver to find out who would make the trip to the Big Blue Oval later this week. Good Luck to all of the State qualifiers. The 2014 State Track Meet will be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 22, 23 and 24. For a full schedule of events you can visit: www.iahsaa.org or www.ighsau.org. Girls Meet The Lady Trojans battled all night and showed a lot of talent and hard work with just 14 of their 15-member team participating in the meet. Due to injury, junior Johanna Blazek, a key part of the team, was out of the competition, which didn’t seem to hurt TV all too much. Their drive and spirit remained and pulsed throughout the team. “I could tell as soon as I got off the bus it was going to be a good meet, due to their focus,” said Coach Schmitt. “The girls stayed focused throughout the meet and knew what it was going to take to make school history for the first time.” “The wet and cold conditions were not ideal but it didn’t bother any of the 14 girls competing. I could tell they wanted it,” Schmitt said. With 13 top three placements,

By Leah Kruse UIC After a shortened season due to a harsh spring, the Upper Iowa Conference golf meet had to be postponed one day due to rain. Instead of playing Monday, May 12, the meet was held on Tuesday, May 13.

The 2014 Turkey Valley Trojan State Track Qualifiers include front row l-r: Steven Landa, Nick Meirick and Jordan Denk. Back row:Wyatt Blazek, Eric Drilling, Nathan Herold (Alternate) and Ryan Izer. (Photo courtesy of Tammy Vrzak)

TV BOYS MEET to page 13

Girls @ Big Rock The Lady Trojans battled cold, wind and soggy ground as well as other golfers to complete 18 holes at Big Rock GC in Fayette last week. Overall, the girls played well on the hilly terrain. As a team, TV finished 6th at 450, just missing 5th by three strokes. Nicole Meirick led the way for the Lady Trojans with a 105, which put her in 12th place and gave her All-UIC honors. Taylor Novotny came in 2nd for TV and tallied a 111. Adding to the score for TV were Josie Einwalter, 116 and Jensen Winter, 118. Nicole Schmitt, 128 and Jenna Winter, 147 were also on the course competing for the Lady Trojans. “I was happy for Nicole Meirick. She has improved SO much from her freshman year and worked very hard to improve her game,” quipped Coach Reicks. “Taylor, Josie and Jensen turned in good scores and newcomers Nicole and Jenna will only continue to improve.” Boys @ Tri-City In Luana, the Trojans battled the same conditions as the ladies on the same type of course against 10 other UIC teams. TV took 6th place as a team with a total of 356, just seven strokes away from 5th. Tom Reicks led the way with a score of 84 and 12th place, which earned him All-UIC honors. Other golfers contributing to the score were TV GOLF to page 13

Representative Todd Prichard visited Turkey Valley seniors

TV GIRLS MEET to page 13 Boys Meet The Trojans scored in 12 of the 18 events in their meet but got just five events qualified for the State Meet with a few events just missing the cutoff. TV ended with two 1st place events and six top three placements. Seniors Nick Meirick, Steven Landa and Jordan Denk will finish up their TV track careers in Drake Stadium later this week. Meirick will run the 800m and the third leg of the 4x800 relay; Landa will anchor the 4x800 and run the 400 of the Distance Medley relay and Denk will start the Distance Medley. Underclassmen competing at the State Meet this year are junior Ryan Izer who will run the 1600m, 3200m, the second leg of the 4x800 and will anchor the Distance Medley relay and freshman Wyatt Blazek will start the 4x800.

Turkey Valley linksters compete at UIC — both teams place 6th; Boys end their season at sectionals

The 2014 Turkey Valley Lady Trojan State Track Qualifiers include l-r: Johanna Blazek (alternate), Shelby Reicks, Sadie Nymeyer, Chloe Reicks, Stephanie Martin, Sarah Stahley (alternate) and Kirsten Huinker. (Photo courtesy of Tammy Vrzak)

The 2014 Turkey Valley Lady Trojan District Champions. Front row l-r: Sarah Busta, Kirsten Huinker, Shelby Reicks and Sadie Nymeyer. Middle row:Ashley Baumler, Chloe Reicks, Sarah Stahley, Johanna Blazek, Stephanie Martin, Macie Njus and Delaney Lensing. Back row l-r:Amy Schmitt, Morgen Kuennen, Kayla Schaufenbuel, Brooke Herold and Coach Brian Schmitt. (Photo courtesy of Missy Reicks)

Most seniors probably spent their last day of school getting all their items checked in, saying last goodbyes, finalizing projects and snapping photographs with friends. Turkey Valley seniors had the good fortune to welcome Representative Todd Prichard into their American Government class as part of a culminating activity to a letter writing campaign. In April, the seniors in Jason Helgen’s class were each asked to identify who their legislative representatives were by going to the “Find Your Legislator” page of the Iowa Legislature website. Students then each wrote their respective representatives about school funding and broadband internet access. Mr. Prichard responded very quickly and even asked to come in and speak with the seniors once the spring legislative session had come to a close. During Mr. Prichard’s visit, students learned that he is a lawyer living and working in Charles City. He’s a veteran and served in Iraq and in the military for 18 years, and his father’s political influence helped him decide to work with local politics. Todd advised the students to continue to be informed and keep in contact with their representatives. He shared that all contacts with representatives of the varying districts really do impact the decision making process. Todd shared that when you make a phone call, send an email or write a personal letter, you are really helping to shape policies that are being written. Mr. Prichard serves on the State Government, Ways and Means and Judiciary committees. He said that he spends a great deal of time researching bills for each of these groups. He enjoyed hearing that the seniors always participate in a mock election as part of their coursework. Todd interjected that he personally does not believe in negative campaigning. He urged the kids to be informed and research the candidates prior to voting. The students appreciated knowing that about 60% of his time was spent on educational issues. Mr. Prichard was happy to get into this part of his district and said, opportunities to talk with future voters was always a plus. The staff and students greatly appreciated his taking time to come into their class.


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Riley Busta and Riley Meirick who both brought in an 89 and Ryan Busta carded a 94. Jacob Hackman and Justin Izer were also on the course and both finished with a 98. “We will need to play better if we hope to advance to district competition. Our driving and short game needs to become more precise, but I am confident the boys are up to the challenge,” Reicks said.

four 1st place finishes, six double placements and 12 total events scored in, the ladies made Turkey Valley School History by taking the District team title with 116.5 points, which was 16 points over 2nd. “Accomplishing a goal is a wonderful thing!” exclaimed Schmitt. “That is exactly what happened in Denver when the girls won the Class 1A-3 Regional Championship.” Leading the Lady Trojans throughout the season and to the State Meet was senior Chloe Reicks who took 1st place in both the Shot Put and Discus, qualifying her for both events at State. Sophomore Stephanie Martin will compete in three events on the blue oval including the 1500m run, the first two laps of the 4x800 relay and the third runner of the 4x400. Sophomore Kirsten Huinker will compete at Drake for the 2nd time running the 2nd leg of the 4x800 relay, the 400m dash and will start the 4x400 relay. Freshmen Shelby Reicks and Sadie Nymeyer will make their State Track debut this year with Reicks running the 400m dash, 800m run and will anchor both the 4x800 and the 4x400 relays while Nymeyer will compete in the 4x800 and the 4x400 relays. These five ladies will work to make their mark in school history and State Track history.

Final Team Standings South Winn- 115; North Fayette Valley- 93; New Hampton- 84; Forest City- 74; St. Ansgar- 70; Garner-Hayfield/Ventura- 69; West Fork- 57; Osage- 45; Sumner-Fredericksburg- 33; MFL-MM- 27; Central Springs18; Hampton-Dumont- 17

Sectionals With the regular season over after what seemed like just a few weeks, the Trojan golfers entered their first round of post-season play last Friday at Backbone Golf Course. TV placed 6th as a team with a tally of 367, just two strokes out of 5th place. Senior Jacob Hackman led the way with a score of 83 followed by Tom Reicks who ended with an 88. Justin Izer, 97 and Ryan Busta, 99 finished out the team scorecard. Riley Meirick, 102 and Riley Busta, 110 were also golfing for TV. “I was happy to see our senior captain Jacob Hackman close out his career with an outstanding round. Jacob placed 6th out of 46 golfers and was just one stroke away from advancing to district play,” Reicks stated. “He caught an unlucky break down the stretch when his solid chip from the fringe on hole 7 hit a sprinkler head and he took a bogey.” “I am really going to miss our seniors. They are a good group of young men and made the season competitive and enjoyable,” finished Reicks.

Girls Final Results *State Qualifier Discus: *C. Reicks, 1st, 110’ 7”; Lensing, 5th, 88’ High Jump: Martin, 2nd, 4’ 6”; Schaufenbuel, 3rd, 4’ 4” (1st-Lippert, AGWSR, 4’ 6”) Shot Put: *C. Reicks, 1st, 34’ 8.5”; Lensing, 3rd, 32’ 5.75” 400m: *S. Reicks, 1st, 1:03.50; *Huinker, 2nd, 1:04.95 800m: *S. Reicks, 2nd, 2:26.58; Nymeyer, 5th, 2:39.54 (1st-Thomas, Jesup, 2:26.25) 1500m: *Martin, 3rd, 5:25.58 (1st-Heller, Tripoli, 5:19.52) 100m Hurdles: Schaufenbuel, 6th, 18.88 (1st-Stokes, Denver, 17.32) 400m Hurdles: Huinker, 2nd, 1:13.78; Schaufenbuel, 7th, 1:17.70 (1st-Wall, Jesup, 1:10.85) Shuttle Hurdle: Schaufenbuel, Njus, Kuennen, Busta, 3rd, 1:20.74 (1st-Denver, 1:12.84) Distance Medley: Njus, Herold, Nymeyer, Stahley, 7th, 4:54.01 (1st-Jesup, 4:29.75) 4x400: *Huinker, Nymeyer, Martin, S. Reicks, 3rd, 4:23.48 (1st-WV, 4:19.93) 4x800: *Martin, Huinker, Nymeyer, S. Reicks, 1st, 10:12.51

TV BOYS MEET from page 12 Boys Final Results *State Qualifier Shot Put: Buchheit, 6th, 40’ 2.25” (1st-Meinders, AGWSR, 50’ 6.5”) 100m: Denk, 8th, 12.05 (1st-Knipp, WV, 11.22) 800m: *Meirick, 2nd, 2:09.74 (1st-Kerns, WV, 2:09.22) 1600m: *Izer, 1st, 4:46.87 3200m: *Izer, 1st, 10:28.14 110m Hurdles: Ju. Hackman, 6th, 18.58 (1st-Stoner, 15.82) Shuttle Hurdle: Buchheit, Ju. Hackman, Mohlis, Busta, 6th, 1:14.36 (1st-WV, 1:00.82) Distance Medley: *Denk, Blazek, Landa, Izer, 3rd, 3:51.96 (1st-AGWSR, 3:44.49) 4x100: Denk, Drilling, Landa, Blazek, 3rd, 47.48 (1st-WV, 44.75) 4x200: Denk, Drilling, Landa, Blazek, 3rd, 1:39.63 (1st- WV, 1:33.06) 4x400: Mohlis, C. Hackman, Drilling, Meirick, 6th, 4:00.90 (1st-Denver, 3:33.83) 4x800: *Blazek, Izer, Meirick, Landa, 2nd, 8:37.81 (1st-Denver, 8:37.02)

SW GOLF from page 11 gan Elsbernd who finished with a 107 and Jamie Hageman carded a 115. SW Boys Sectionals When playing golf in the post-season against well-seasoned returning golfers, your best game has to be left on the green. Last Friday the South Winn boys golf team went to Gates Park in Waterloo to play in their Sectional Meet against teams and golfers who were all ready to play-towin. Sophomore Logan Schweinefus picked up the gold with his total of 73 just beating SF’s Jalen Tranbarger who has been Logan’s nemesis for the last two seasons. With his 1st place finish,

Logan qualified to move on to the next meet as an individual. Trevor Schweinefus ended with an 80, Tanner Kuennen marked an 81 and Blake Kuennen carded an 86 to make up the SW team score of 320 putting the Warriors in 1st place and advancing them as a team to the next round. Also golfing for SW were Nathan Winer, 86 and Jerod Heying, 93. The Warriors edged out Waterloo Columbus by just six strokes to take the Sectional Title but the Columbus and Denver teams will also move on to play this coming Friday, May 23 at Fox Ridge in Dike. The winners of that meet go on to the State Meet.

Boys Final Results *State Qualifier Discus: *Lensing, 3rd, 140’ 6” (1st-Heimer, SA, 147’ 6”) High Jump: *Brincks, 2nd, 6’ 1”; *Rommes, 3rd, 6’ (1st-Lehmann, FC, 6’ 1”) Long Jump: *B. Meyer, 1st, 19’ 9.75” Shot Put: *Lensing, 5th, 45’ 7.5” (1st-Pfaffle, NHMP, 50’ 3”) 100m: *Schroeder, 2nd, 11.59; Rommes, 6th, 11.78 (1st-Hanson, SA, 11.40) 200m: *Shatek, 2nd, 23.45 (1st-Hanson, SA, 23.36) 800m: *N. Meyer, 2nd, 2:03.87; *Bohach, 3rd, 2:04.34 (1st-Engebretson, WFS, 2:03.62) 110m Hurdles: *Chris Brincks, 4th, 15.93 (1st-Anderson, NHMP, 14.98) Distance Medley: *Schroeder, Shatek, B. Meyer, Franzen, 2nd, 3:42.96 (1st-FC, 3:42.08) 4x100: *Schroeder, Jacobsen, Shatek, Rommes, 1st, 44.73 4x200: *Schroeder, Jacobsen, Shatek, Rommes, 2nd, 1:33.83 (1st-SA, 1:33.75) 4x400: Herold, B. Meyer, Brincks, Franzen, 4th, 3:33.17 (1st-NH, 3:31.64) 4x800: *Bohach, B. Meyer, N. Meyer, Franzen, 1st, 8:18.54

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official proceedings WINNESHIEK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS: MINUTES MAY 5, 2014 The Board met as per adjournment with Ashbacher, Karlsbroten, Logsdon, and Kuhn present. Lee Bjerke, county Engineer, met with the Board to discuss road matters. Moved by Karlsbroten and seconded by Ashbacher to approve the minutes for the Monday, April 28, 2014 meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Ashbacher and seconded by Kuhn to accept and file the quarterly report of the county Sheriff. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Kuhn and seconded by Ashbacher to adopt resolution 14-61 setting a public hearing on the proposed ordinance establishing fireworks permit application and issuance procedures for May 19 at 11:30 am. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote. Andy Van Der Maaten, county Attorney, met with the Board to discuss county issues. He recommended the Board not consider waiving or reducing Conditional Use Permit fees for charitable and non-profit events, unless such a procedure is included in an amendment to the zoning ordinance. Moved by Ashbacher and seconded by Kuhn to adopt resolution 14-62 setting a public hearing on amendments to the FY14 budget for May 27 at 9:30 am. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote. Bjerke returned to discuss road matters. Moved by Kuhn and seconded by Karlsbroten to enter into preconstruction agreement with DOT for fillets along the Highway 9 project, NHSX-009-8(41)-3H-96. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Ashbacher and seconded by Kuhn to authorize the Twin Springs Rd box culvert extension to be paid from the Infrastructure Improvement funds. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Karlsbroten and seconded by Ashbacher to authorize the replacement of Bridge 3 to be paid from the Infrastructure Improvements funds, if it can be completed by June 30, 2014. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Karlsbroten and seconded by Kuhn to adjourn to 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014. Motion carried unanimously. ATTEST Benjamin D Steines, County Auditor John Logsdon, Chairman Board of Supervisors Published in the Calmar Courier on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

public notice WINNESHIEK COUNTY ZONING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MAY 20, 2014 BEFORE THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT WINNESHIEK COUNTY An appeal to the Zoning Board of Adjustment for a variance of the zoning ordinance as applied to the property described as: Lots 3 and 4 of Block 9, Village of Bluffton, in Section 9, Township 99 North, Range 9 West of the 5th P.M., Winneshiek County, Iowa. Said parcel is located at 2610 West Ravine Rd, Decorah, IA 52101 The purpose of this appeal is to: Reduce the rear yard area to 12 feet from the required 25 feet The petitioner is Matthew Schulz. The Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Large Courtroom, Courthouse, Decorah, Iowa, at which time you may appear, if you so desire, either in person or by agent or attorney in opposition to or support of the proposed request. Published in the Calmar Courier on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

official proceedings WINNESHIEK COUNTY AREA SOLID WASTE AGENCY OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS: MINUTES & CLAIMS MAY 12, 2014 Call to Order & Determination of Quorum: The Winneshiek County Area Solid Waste Agency meeting was called to order by Chairperson Dave Pahlas at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014 in the large courtroom at the Winneshiek County Courthouse. Voting members present were Don DiLaura, John Logsdon, Ron Ludeking, Leon Kipp, Mark Kuhn, and Dennis Wilkins. A quorum was determined by the chairperson. Also present were Clayton County Supervisor Gary Bowden, AECOM engineer Chris Oelkers, Counsel Barrett Gipp, Winneshiek County Recycling manager Terry Buenzow, landfill assistant manager T.J. Schissel, and landfill manager Dave Hageman. Approval of Minutes & Agenda: Moved by Logsdon, seconded by Wilkins, to approve the meeting minutes of 3/24/14. All voting approved. Moved by Logsdon, seconded by DiLaura, to approve the agenda of 5/12/14 with no additional items. All voting approved. Introduction of Guests: None were present. Report from Secretary-Treasurer: 3/30/14 Checking Balance ....... $879,046.35 3/30/14 Checking Interest ................. $36.92 3/30/14 Certificates of Deposit (Operating)......................... $1,350,000.00 3/30/14 Certificates of Deposit (Closure-Post Closure)....... $6,895,212.40 3/30/14 Total Investments ..... $8,245,212.40 4/30/14 Checking Balance ....... $948,559.05 4/30/14 Checking Interest ................. $38.92 4/30/14 Certificates of Deposit (Operating)......................... $1,350,000.00 4/30/14 Certificates of Deposit (Closure-Post Closure)....... $6,895,212.40 4/30/14 Total Investments ..... $8,245,212.40 Public Comment: None were present. Approve Claims Paid: Moved by Ludeking, seconded by Kipp, to approve the March 2014 claims of $722,965.59 and the April 2014 claims of $49,754.63 as paid. All voting approved. Committee Reports: Landfill Manager’s Report 1. On March 27 Dave Hageman attended Landfill Operator Recertification training. 2. On April 8 Chris Gelner from the DNR visited the landfill for an inspection. 3. On April 11 Ziegler was at the landfill working on the CAT 963D. Very little improvement was made. 4. Shawver Well Co. installed the leachate pump on April 11. 5. The Winneshiek County Secondary Road Department picked up the 140G grader on April 11. 6. On April 16 recirculation of leachate began. 7. Total precipitation since March 24 was 8.5 inches of rain. Engineer’s Report 1. Item 6.4-Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Review. Discussed storm water sampling criteria. 2. Reviewed construction/capping possibilities and potential time frames. Other Business: 1. Item 6.3-Leachate. Discussed having oth-

official proceedings er leachate options if the need ever arises. 2. Item 6.6-Approve Hauler Permits. Moved by Kuhn, seconded by Kipp, to approve the hauler permits for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 as written. All voting approved. 3. Item 6.7-Approve Fence Replacement Quote. Moved by Logsdon, seconded by Wilkins, to approve the fence replacement quote from Miller Fence Co. All voting approved. 4. Item 6.8-Review Money Market Option. Moved by Kuhn, seconded by Logsdon, to allow the landfill manager to evaluate options for the checking account balance. All voting approved. 5. Item 6.9-CAT 963D Warranty. Counsel Gipp will be contacting Caterpillar about the warranty on the CAT 963D. Establish Time & Date of Next Meeting: The semi-annual Rate & Review Committee meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014 in the Supervisor’s Office at the Winneshiek County Courthouse. The next regular meeting of the WCASWA will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014 in the large courtroom at the Winneshiek County Courthouse. Adjournment: Moved by Logsdon, seconded by Ludeking, to adjourn at 7:56 p.m. All voting approved. ATTEST Leon Kipp, Secretary Claims 4/1/2014-4/30/2014 Checking Balance as of 3/31/2014 .. $879,046.35 Monthly Deposits 4/2014 ................ $119,228.41 Rite Price, Office Supplies ....................... $93.66 Napa Auto Parts, Shop Supplies............... $49.99 Randys Auto Parts, Shop Supplies ........... $65.09 Reliable Dumpster, March Leachate Hauling .......................................... $11,264.00 Winneshiek County Auditor, Payroll............................................ $18,318.29 NEIT, Internet .......................................... $59.99 Winneshiek Co Recycling, March Grant ................................................ $5,666.66 Turkle Clark, Continuing Education ...... $200.00 Ziegler, Repairs ...................................... $186.44 Mississippi Welders, Shop Supplies......... $72.54 Aramark, Office Supplies ....................... $258.80 John Deere Financial, Shop Supplies ..... $157.18 Winneshiek Co Recycling, Glass ............. $34.56 Carolina Software, Software Support .... $200.00 Waukon Feed Ranch, LP Fuel ................ $919.48 Hovden Oil, Fuel ................................. $2,069.67 US Cellular, Telephone ............................ $67.04 Intuit, Office Supplies ............................ $132.98 Carolina Software, Office Supplies ........ $293.34 Shawver Well, Leachate ......................... $185.72 Decorah Auto Center, Repairs .................. $41.37 Winneshiek Co Recycling, Glass ............. $34.20 Pioneer Telephone, Telephone ................. $19.81 REC, Electricity ..................................... $327.27 AECOM, Engineering......................... $5,228.72 Anderson, Wilmarth, Legal Fees ......... $3,050.00 Thompson Truck, Repairs ...................... $269.83 State of Iowa-Treasurer, Sales Tax ......... $488.00 TOTAL ............................................. $49,754.63 Monthly Interest Earned(Checking Account) 4/2014 ................................................... $38.92 Checking Balance As Of 4/30/2014 ..................................... $948,559.05 Closure/Post Closure Cd’s ........... $6,895,212.40 Operational Cd’s .......................... $1,350,000.00 TOTAL ........................................ $8,245,212.40

The Turkey Valley school board met in regular session on Monday, May 12, 2014. The meeting was held in room #240 at Turkey Valley School, Jackson Junction, IA. Jody Steinlage called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. The following board directors answered roll call; Ernie Schmitt, Don Blazek Jr., Leon Shatek and Jody Steinlage. Moved by Don Blazek Jr. and seconded by Ernie Schmitt to approve the agenda as presented. Carried unanimously. Moved by Leon Shatek and seconded by Don Blazek Jr. to approve the consent agenda items as presented. Carried unanimously. Minutes from the regular board meeting April 9, 2014 Financial Reports and Bills: General Fund Bills ..................... $80,557.25 Capital Bills.................................. $5,205.00 Hot Lunch................................... $11,026.81 Clearing Acct.............................. $21,250.85 3C Resignations: Amanda Wiger – 3rd Grade Teacher, Kelli Drilling – Associate Appointments: Brady Kuennen, Mike Kuennen, Dennis Brodbeck, and Mark Wiley – volunteer asst. baseball coaches 2014. Thank you to Kelli Drilling and Amanda Wiger for their dedication and service to Turkey Valley. Public forum: Duane Wurzer stated that the custodial house was built with the protection of Turkey Valley in mind. Turkey Valley is set in a very rural area and the original thought was whoever lived in that house would help watch over Turkey Valley. Renee Throndson arrived at 7:04 p.m. The feasibility study is a variety of state reports compiled together. It does not suggest or state what the school should or should not do. The following bids were opened on May 8: Jamie and Jill DeSloover, $7,454.10 and Dennis Rausch, $15,200. The board tabled this item until the next regular board meeting. Carried unanimously. The board will hold a board meeting on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7 p.m. This meeting is in regards to the superintendent search and possible recommendation. May is school board recognition month. Mr. Hoover thanked the board and presented them each with a certificate. “Doing what is best for kids is not an easy job. Thanks for all that you do”. Moved by Don Blazek Jr. and seconded by Renee Throndson to approve the following fees for the 2014-2015 school year. Technology Fees: K-6 $25; 7-12 $50; Padlock Fee: $5. Adult Lunch $3.40. Other fees will remain the same as last year. Carried unanimously. Rhonda Drilling presented changes to the student handbook. Approved by Leon Shatek and seconded by Ernie Schmitt to approve the changes as presented for the handbook for school year 2014-2015. Carried unanimously. Moved by Ernie Schmitt and seconded by Don Blazek Jr. to approve Keith Oltrogge, CPA, P.C. as the audit firm for FY15. Carried unanimously. Moved by Renee Throndson and seconded by Don Blazek Jr. to approve the following Preschool Fees for 2014-2015. 3-year-old preschool $82 and 3-year-old wrap-around $96. The fouryear-old wrap-around is $192. Carried unani-

mously. Moved by Don Blazek Jr. to approve the Iowa Association for Education Purchasing agreement for 2014-2015. Carried unanimously. Moved by Ernie Schmitt and seconded by Renee Throndson to accept the receipt and filing of termination of staff members. The following reductions/attrition were approved by the board for the 2014-2015 school year: 1 FTE Head Custodian, .80 FTE Music, .37 FTE Math, 3 FTE Paraeducators, 1 FTE Bus Driver, .09 FTE Technology Coordinator, and 1 FTE Elementary Classroom. Carried unanimously. Moved by Ernie Schmitt and seconded by Leon Shatek to approve membership and annual membership fee of $1,882 for Iowa Association of School Board. Carried unanimously. Mr. Hoover and Ms. Knoll discussed a number of summer projects. They suggested that the board do a building walk through and discuss this list as needed. The phone system has been moved to the top of the list of priorities. The school is experiencing issues and the system is in need of replacement. Other items include doors, flushing the drains and possible windows. Moved by Leon Shatek and seconded by Ernie Schmitt to approve the possibility of hiring a consultant whose primary job would be a financial advisor for the school. Carried unanimously. Ms. Knoll congratulated the band on their great performance and a “I” rating at the large group festival. The track and golf seasons have had a challenging season weather-wise. She invited the board to join the seniors at awards night on Wednesday, May 14 and commencements on Sunday, May 18. Mr. Hoover thanked the staff for all of the work that they do. He has spoken with the superintendent at New Hampton in regards to other sharing opportunities. Mr. Hoover, Janice Myers, and Pat Heiderscheit have been discussing the TSS monies and they will meet with ISEA next week. Rhonda Drilling reported that the GALA brought in $32,000 for Turkey Valley and its students. A big thank you to all who donated in any way. Pursuant to Iowa Code 21.9, Ernie Schmitt moved that we go into closed session to discuss strategy in matters relating to employment conditions of employees who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement under chapter 20. Seconded by Leon Shatek. Time was 8:20 p.m. Ayes: Ernie Schmitt, Don Blazek Jr., Renee Throndson, Leon Shatek, and Jody Steinlage. The board discussed non-certified negotiations for 2014-2015 school year. Moved by Renee Throndson and seconded by Ernie Schmitt to move out of closed session at 9:25 p.m. Carried unanimously. Moved by Ernie Schmitt and seconded by Don Blazek Jr. to approve the following for 2014-2015: Associates, 2.1%; Secretaries, 2.1%; Custodial, 2.6%; Administration, 2.1%: Food Service, 2.8%; Bus Drivers, 2.1% and no cap on activity hours. Carried unanimously. Moved by Ernie Schmitt and seconded by Leon Shatek to adjourn at 9:25 p.m. Carried unanimously. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. ATTEST President Secretary Published in the Calmar Courier on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

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Winneshiek Soil & Water Conservation District Kick-off Event correction In last week’s issue of the Calmar Courier, the WSWCD Kick-off Event article incorrectly stated, “Field activities will be a rainfall simulator trailer demonstration by Bob Vobora, NRCS Soil Scientist and a no-till demonstration plot presented by Dave Lawstuen, NICC Ag Faculty.” The article should have read, “Field activities will be a rainfall simulator trailer demonstration by Bob Vobora, NRCS Soil Scientist and a walking tour of planned conservation practices on campus.” The Courier is sorry for the inconvenience of this error.


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public notice: sample ballots NOTICE OF THE JUNE 3, 2014 PRIMARY ELECTION

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Public Notice is given that the Primary Election of the county of Winneshiek, State of Iowa, will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The polls will be open from 7 a.m.—9 p.m. A list of polling places is included with this notice. Voters must declare a party in order to vote in the Primary Election (Democrat or Republican.) You may change your party affiliation at the polls. A public demonstration will be held to demonstrate the Unisyn Optical Scan voting equipment which will be used to count the votes. The public test will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Winneshiek County Courthouse and will continue until all tests are completed. The polling sites are handicapped accessible. Any voter who is physically unable to enter the polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. For further information, please contact the county Auditor’s office at (563) 382-5085 or auditor@co.winneshiek.ia.us. Sample ballots are included with the notice. The sample ballots shown for State Representative district 51 will be used in precinct 9. The sample ballots shown for State Representative district 55 will be used in all other precincts. The sample ballots show candidates for one of the County Supervisor districts. A complete listing of County Supervisor candidates and corresponding precincts are as follows: Precincts 1 and 2 (Supervisor district 1): • Democratic candidate: John Beard • Republican candidate: Dennis Karlsbroten Precincts 3 and 4 (Supervisor district 2): • Democratic candidate: Barbara Massman • Republican candidate: Floyd Ashbacher Precincts 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 (Supervisor districts 3, 4, and 5): • Not up for election This notice is given by the Winneshiek County Commissioner of Elections. Current polling places are listed below for Winneshiek County: Precinct #. Precinct Name Polling Location Polling Address 1. Hesper, Highland, and Pleasant North Winneshiek School 3495 North Winn Rd, Decorah 2. Frankville, Glenwood, Decorah Ward 3, and the part of Decorah Township in Supervisor District 1 First Lutheran Church 604 W Broadway, Decorah 3. Decorah Ward 1, and the part of Decorah Township in Supervisor District 2 Decorah City Hall 400 Claiborne Dr, Decorah 4. Decorah Ward 2 Winneshiek County Courthouse 201 W Main St, Decorah 5. Canoe, Decorah Ward 4, and the part of Decorah Township in Supervisor District 3 Good Shepherd Church 701 Iowa Ave, Decorah 6. Decorah Ward 5 Good Shepherd Church 701 Iowa Ave, Decorah 7. Calmar and Springfield Calmar Lutheran Church 200 N East St, Calmar 8. Military and Bloomfield Ossian Community Center 123 W Main St, Ossian 9. Bluffton, Burr Oak, Fremont, Lincoln, Madison, and Orleans Ridgeway Community Center 690 County St, Ridgeway 10. Jackson, Sumner, and Washington Fort Atkinson Community Center 303 3rd St NW, Ft Atkinson 11. Part of Decorah Township in Supervisor District 5 Winneshiek County Courthouse 201 W Main St, Decorah ATTEST Benjamin D. Steines, Winneshiek County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections

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ʻKiss A Pigʼ contest benefits Relay for Life The 4th Annual Kiss A Pig Contest ceremony was held May 8 at the KVIK Radio parking lot in Decorah. The event was a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society sponsored by the Chickasaw County team “Latecomers”, the Lynch Companies in Waucoma and KVIK Radio. A little over $26,200 was raised which will be split between Chickasaw and Winneshiek counties. A special thank you goes to Jeff Hanson and Iowa Select Farms for

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their generous donation. Donations for this great cause are still being accepted. Contact Lynch Livestock at 563-776-3008 or 776-3029 for details. This year’s contestants were Charlie Lynch from Lynch Livestock, Josh Blake from KVIK/ KNEI Radio, Don Koshatka from Clet Koshatka Farm Equipment, Tom Ridout from NICC in Calmar, Chris Redenius from Bodensteiner Implement, Dave Mitchell from Luther College, Andy Bonnet from Rubaiyat Restaurant in Decorah, and Perry Laures from Vern Laures Auto. Also participating was Sarah Foster from the American Cancer Society office in Waterloo. These contestants took time out of their busy schedules to collect donations for the American Cancer Society and in turn, were good sports and kissed a little roaster pig for

a great cause. A special challenge was issued to Gary Lynch to kiss the pig for 40 seconds to honor his 40 years in business as President of Lynch Livestock Inc. This special challenge raised $2200 for the ACS. Relay for Life in Chickasaw County is set for June 6 at Mikkelson Park beginning at 6 p.m. and June 7 for Winneshiek County starting at 3 p.m at the Decorah high school track. Lynch BBQ will be serving pork sandwiches and walking tacos at the Decorah event from 3 – 7 p.m. Come grab a bite to eat and walk with the team “Latecomers” for a good time. The Latecomers Team has raised almost $100,000 for the American Cancer Society since the team formed in 2010. The majority of the money raised has come from the “Kiss A Pig” contest.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 Fed Cattle High Yielding Choice Beef Strs & Hfrs

352 Head 151-154

Choice Beef Steer & Heifers

148-151

Select & Choice Beef Steers & Heifers

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High Yielding Choice Holstein Steers Choice Holstein Steers Select & Choice Holstein Steers Cull Cows 20% sold from

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60% sold from

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Beef Steers under 300 lbs.

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Beef Steers 300 to 400 lbs.

230-240

5Beef Steers 400 to 500 lbs

225-238

Beef Steers 500 to 600 lbs.

215-226

Beef Steers 600 to 700 lbs

195-215

Beef Steers 700 to 800 lbs

190-203

Beef Steers over 800 lbs.

185 & down

Beef Heifers under 300 lbs.

NO TEST

Beef Heifers 300 to 400 lbs.

200-222

Beef Heifers 400 to 500 lbs.

200-217

Beef Heifers 500 to 600 lbs.

190-208

Beef Heifers 600 to 700 lbs.

180-188

Beef Heifers 700 to 800 lbs.

168-178

Beef Heifers over 800 lbs.

171 & down

Holstein Steers 300 to 400 lbs.

180-195

Holstein Steers 400 to 500 lbs.

178-190

Holstein Steers 500 to 600 lbs.

165-185

Holstein Steers 600 to 700 lbs.

155-164

Holstein Steers 700-800 lbs

145-152

Holstein Steers 800-1000 lbs

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Holstein Steers 1000 & Up

Front row from left to right: Co-chairs of Latecomers team Sue Prosser and Norma Hackman, Gary Lynch, owner of the Lynch Companies, contestant Don Koshatka and Sarah Foster of the ACS regional office in Waterloo; back row: Andy Bonnet, Tom Ridout, Dave Mitchell, Perry Laures, Josh Blake, Charlie Lynch and Chris Redenius. (Photo courtesy of Decorah Newspapers)

NO TEST

May 14, 2014

65 consignors | 107 loads

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1st Crop Small Squares

$135-170

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2nd Crop Small Squares

$215-225

2

3rd Crop Small Squares

$165-225

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Grass Small Squares

$100-115

3

1st Crop Big Squares

$115-165

7

2nd Crop Big Squares

$100-270

9

3rd Crop Big Squares

$130-200

5

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4th & 5th Crop Big Sqrs Grass Big Squares

$100-165

2

1st Crop Rounds

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2nd Crop Rounds

$95-220

13

3 Crop Rounds

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14

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Johanningmeier works in D.R. Ossian native, Army Spc. Miles Johanningmeier, assigned to Task Force Larimar, places concrete blocks at a construction site on May 8, in Pescaderia, Dominican Republic, during Beyond the Horizon (BTH) 2014. BTH is a recurring chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Southern Command-sponsored joint and combined humanitarian exercise in which troops provide services to communities in need while receiving deployment training and building important relationships with partner nations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo)

Foremost Farms names 2014 Agricultural Education Scholars The 2014 winners of the Foremost Farms USA Agricultural Education scholarships are pursuing degrees in dairy science, herd management, veterinary medicine and agriculture education. Ten sons and daughters of members have won scholarships worth $2,000 each. Four students are already in college and six will graduate from high school this spring. Applicants for the scholarship must be pursuing an agriculture-related curriculum. The scholarship is funded by the Foremost Farms USA Charitable Foundation, which raises dollars through employee fundraisers and an annual golf outing. One of their winners includes area senior Leah Elsbernd. Leah is the daughter of Gary and Marie Elsbernd, Calmar. She plans to attend Iowa State University, Ames, this fall to study agriculture. She will graduate from South Winneshiek High School, and was recently named Winneshiek County Dairy Princess 2014-2015. Leah is also in National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and is involved in FFA, volleyball and trap shooting. She plans to graduate from Iowa State in 2018.

Tierney Lensing is the recipient of a $250 scholarship given by Court Mt. Carmel #354 of Lawler. Tierney just graduated from Turkey Valley High School. She is the daughter of Pat and Kim Lensing of Lawler.

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Sale Results for May 12, 2014 High Choice Beef Strs & Hfrs........... 125; 155 Choice Beef Strs & Hfrs.................... 148; 152 Select & Choice Beef Strs & Hfrs ..... 140; 148 High Choice Hlstn Strs & Hfrs....... 142; 146.5 Choice Holstein Strs & Hfrs.............. 138; 142 Select & Choice Hlstn Strs & Hfrs .... 133; 138 Market Cows ....................................... 85; 100 High Dressing Market Cows ............. 100; 112 Market Bulls.................................... 112;125.5 Gd Tk Hm Hlstn Veal Calves ............ 150; 255 Choice hlstn Spring Heifers .......... 1400; 1500

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Greg Brown returns to Decorah for Seed Savers Exchange Benefit Folk legend and Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Greg Brown, accompanied by Dave Moore, will be returning for the 10th time to Heritage Farm on June 21st. All proceeds support the non-profit Seed Savers Exchange and their efforts to preserve and distribute heirloom garden varieties. Come join us for the music! This outdoor concert among the gardens provides a unique and memorable evening at Heritage Farm. A favorite venue for the Iowa superstar, Greg said about playing the concert, “I felt so good every time, singing, felt so full of gratitude and tomatoes I thought I might pop. It was always hard to do other shows after Seed Savers.” Concert-goers may arrive early to take a garden tour and enjoy home cooking from Pepperfield Project, an area non-profit dedicated to promoting and teaching hands-on cooking, gardening and agrarian life skills. A limited number of primitive campsites will be available at Heritage Farm for those who preregister. Only wristband holders will be allowed into the concert. What: Greg Brown Concert When: June 21, gates open at 5 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m. Where: Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, 3074 North Winn Road, Decorah Cost: $30 Tickets: www.seedsavers.org/greg-brown or call (563) 3825990; Day of the event, the tickets must be purchased before 4 p.m. at the visitor center. Details: Parking at SSE’s visitor center will be limited to campers and attendees with limited mobility. General parking will be available near the SSE offices at 3094 North Winn Road (second driveway on the right, north of the visitor center entrance). Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, SSE members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. Located at 890-acre Heritage Farm, six miles north of Decorah, SSE is open to the public from March 1 through December 23. For more information visit: www.seedsavers.org.

A concert will be held at Heritage Farm on June 21 featuring Greg Brown. This will mark the 10th time Greg has played at Heritage Farm to benefit the non-profit organization, Seed Savers Exchange. (Submitted Photo)

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IRISH FEST from page 7 June 18. (will call day of event) On Sunday morning there will be a special Mass at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and festivities will conclude on Sunday afternoon with a bean bag tournament. Dates and times for the entire weekend can be found at www. lawleririshfest.com or find us on Facebook, Lawler Irish Fest. Entry forms for Parade, Little Lad & Lassie Contest and all Tournaments can be found on the website. Volunteers are needed and will get you FREE admission for the weekend. Sign up on the website now! Please be aware, the event organizers are concerned about your health and safety. We are implementing best practices to make your visit safe, enjoyable and memorable! For further information contact: Diana Gebel 563-238-2571. For parade information contact: PJ Rosenbaum, 319-240-9400.

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FOR RENT Spillville Senior Housing: 1 bdrm apt—available 5/1; convenient location, garage available; For information call: 563.562.3691 tfn

$0.20/word with a $5 minimum

CARD OF THANKS The family of Arnold Luzum would like to express sincere gratitude to friends and neighbors for their words and acts of condolence expressed during our time of loss. A big thanks to those who brought food and supplies to the house and the funeral, everything was wonderful! Thank you to Father March, Father Salz, and Deacon Jim for their kindness and thoughtful support. Their words brought so much comfort throughout recent months. Thank you to the Legion members and the Knights of Columbus for providing honorable ceremonies at the funeral and cemetery services. Thank you to the Parish Life Society for serving the lunch. A special thank you to Melodee Woods, RN, from Palmer Hospice for her guidance, and to all the caregivers who tended for Arnold and Irma with sincere respect and love over the last three years. All will forever be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. ~Irma Luzum and family 21d Thank you for all the cards, wishes, phone calls, tunes, prayers and gifts for my birthday. ~Kathleen Kriener 21p

FOR SALE Perennials: Multiple varieties of Daylilies, Lamiums, Sedums, Hostas, Bellflowers, Iris, Rhubarb, Chives and MANY OTHERS. $2.00 & up. Selling thru June. Rosemary Andera, near Jackson Junction. Open when home, call to be sure. Home: 563.776.9041 or cell: 563.260.2076. 21,23d

HELP WANTED Part-time help on dairy farm. Flexible schedule. Call Dale Humpal at 563-562-3848. 21d

Two bedroom home located at 208 E. North Street and a two bedroom apartment located at 204 E. North Street both in Calmar. NP NS Call: 563-419-3763 or 563534-7701. tfn Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation is accepting applications for tenancy in their Lease Purchase Home (Rent to Own) in Calmar. The home is 3 br 1 bath with attached garage. Energy Efficient home and appliances (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher). Family of 4 can earn up to $39,660 annually and qualify. Rent is $450/month + utilities. New $150,000 home will sell for up to $65,000 in 1-3 years to occupying family. Call NEICAC at 563-382-8436 ext. 151 (Jeremy) or ext. 109 (Lesa). NEICAC directs Homebuyer Education class at the Smith Building in Decorah. Participation in Homebuyer Education is required to complete the Lease Purchase Program. Call Lesa to schedule an appointment. thru21d

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The Calmar Courier is looking for a part-time or freelance writer to assist with covering local news events and writing feature stories. Coverage will include nights and weekends. For more information, email Ryan Harvey, publisher, at ryanharvey.map@gmail.com.

Full-time employee needed to join local farming operation. Duties include delivery of feed by feed truck, seasonal field work, misc. farm work as well as livestock care and chores. Some semi driving required. Experience with farm machinery and poultry a plus. Please contact Stacy at (563)534-7238.

ALL AMERICAN TURF BEAUTY INC HELP WANTED: Turf Manager – FT Year Round Manage & maintain 300-500 customer properties. You will provide lawn care (fertilization, weed control, insect control, aeration and seeding), suggest other services such as holiday lighting, landscape lighting, and snow clearance and give maintenance advice to our clients. The position requires both fieOd work and sales work. Excellent benefit package! Email dianna.kay@allamericanturf.com or call 563-382-8662

Oak Creek Estate, 25499 U Avenue, Hawkeye, Iowa 52147 Race day registration begins at 4 p.m. Pre-Registration: $25 pre-race entry fee / $30 fee after June 1 or on-site June 14. Registration fee includes race t-shirt and after run bratwurst and beer (over 21). Other refreshments will be provided. Name: ________________________ Phone: ____________ Address: ____________________________________________ City: __________________ State: _____ Zip: ___________ Email Address: _______________________________________ Gender: M __ F __ T-shirt Size: YS__, YM__, YL__, S__, M__, L__, XL__ XXL__ In consideration of your acceptance of this entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrator, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against Oak Creek Estate, Thomas and Suzan Farrell, sponsors and officials associated with the “Strawberry Moon 5K” their successors and /or assigns for any injuries incurred by me or my minor child in said event. I also hereby authorize any medical treatment deemed advisable by any licensed physician or emergency medical services personnel while participating in this event.

Signature X ____________________ Date X ____________ Parent or guardian must sign if under 18 years of age *Please make checks payable to: Oak Creek Estate

Mail registration with entry fee to: Oak Creek Estate, 25499 U Avenue, Hawkeye, Iowa 52147


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Four rare migrant birds spotted in an area backyard Article & Photos by Joyce Meyer The sweet spring songs of migrating birds serenaded us lately while we planted our flower gardens as the rose breasted grosbeaks, Baltimore orioles, and indigo buntings sang, and the hummingbirds flitted around us. Then came some exciting spring surprises that made us happy we had decided to make our yard a wildlife habitat. This spring migration ration found us with three rare migrant birds and one common to Iowa-but owa-but new to us. We were visited ed by a friendly Yellow-throated warbler, Summer tanager, g Cape C ape May Warbler and n new to us a nd

Scarlet tanager. Cape May warbler and Summer tanager had previously been spotted in our backyard in 2012. Excited about the Yellowthroated warbler, this birder emailed a photo off to Lake Meyer Conservationist Larry Reis who came out and was able to see and photograph for himself. He said he had never seen the rare bird before. Later he reported back saying, “That was only the second record of a yellow-throated warbler

in Winneshiek County – ever!” How exciting! Within a couple days came a male Summer tanager er and he brought along a juvenile molting male le called a First Spring Summer tanager. The Conservationist had this to say back in n 2012 about the Summer tanager, anager, “They have previously sly been seen only tw twice in Winneshiek County, once in 1997 7 and again in 2004. Sum Summer tanagers gers are rare local residen residents in southern thern Iowa, very y rare as far north h as we are. They prefer thick secondgrowth grow oak-hickory-elm woods, woods preferably about a hundred acres in size.” They h seemed seemed to have come with our ou ur first ever sighting in our backyard bacckyard of the most beautiful bbird, the t scarlet tanager! The S Scarlet tanager is common in Iow Iowa, wa, but of all the years I’ve been ffeeding the birds, this is the first time one has come. All the time on birds sited mainly eat insects and m fruit. I did tthrow the empty orange peels oon the grass this year like I did in 22012 hoping to attract insects to lure these luscious tropical looking birds to my backyard and it worked! The tanagers showed up on Mother’s Day and we brought out my mother and my sister Eileen to see the tanagers and the next day they were gone. What a wonderful Mother’s Day gift for this birding mother! Today I spotted the Cape May warbler! The rare Summer tanager and the rare Cape May warbler visited us in 2012. This is another reason I do not believe in pesticides for our yard. It isn’t

healthy for the wildlife, our pets, and for us humans as well. Late last week another unusual warbler showed up at our feeders, the Tennesse w a r b l e r. L a r r y Reis came out again to see both

the Cape May warbler and the Tennesse warbler and we were able to get photographs of each. Over the weekend when we brought in the grape jelly so not to attract raccoons, we found a tiny green Tennesse warbler stuck in a plate of jelly. It was a cold evening, but he was still alive. We put him in soapy water to unstick his wings and put him under a fleece jacket. An hour later he was ready to fly away. The next morning he came to the hanging feeder where he had an easier time of eating the jelly. This birder tries to roll out the red carpet and be the best bird hostess around for our rare migrant bird population with our certified wildlife habitat backyard! We are currently going through a jar and a half of grape jelly and a couple of oranges daily. Living in Spillville among the songbirds, one can’t help but think of Dvorak, as he received inspiration from the songbirds, especially the tanager. I’ll be listening for this sweet songbird’s music which sounds like a series of slurred, whistled notes interspersed with short pauses this spring.

Decorah's Syttende Mai Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah celebrates the 200th anniversary of Syttende Mai, Norway’s “Constitution Day,” Saturday, May 17, with a traditional children’s parade, Nordic Dancers, a street dance and many more activities. Syttende Mai, May 17, is the day Norway ratified its constitution in 1814 at Eidsvoll. On “Constitution Day” Norwegians like to focus on children, who will inherit both the spirit of national freedom and the Norwegian heritage and culture that are at the heart of Syttende Mai. Norwegians traditionally celebrate Syttende Mai with a children’s parade—a crowd of excited children marching through the streets waving flags, singing songs, and bringing good cheer to the day. (Photos by Joyce Meyer)

Decorah’s Nordic Dancers begin the children’s parade in downtown Decorah for the Norwegian Syttende Mai event.

After the Syttende Mai children’s parade, the Nordic Dancers performed by the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.

A yellow throated warbler is a rare sight for Winneshiek County.

The first spring summer tanager was spotted.

Carter Todd, 2, waves his flag to the crowd with his mother Brittany Todd of Decorah during the Syttende Mai event.


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