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Serving Cerro Gordo County and the communities of Rockwell, Swaledale, Meservey, Thornton & Dougherty

Vol. 123 No. 21 • Thursday, May 22, 2014

P.O Box 203, Rockwell, IOWA 50469 •

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Scratch ticket lands West Fork hires new football coach; Meservey man $100,000 updates elementary math curriculum From the Iowa Lottery Pressroom A northern Iowa man purchased some instantscratch tickets on a suggestion from a co-worker and ended up winning a $100,000 prize. Matthew Spangenberg, formerly of Meservey, and a co-worker stopped at Casey’s General Store in Sheffield before work on the morning of May 9 and bought some scratch tickets. Spangenberg, 34, said he scratched off Matt Spangenberg, formerly of Hampton, recently his “Big Money Multi- won $100,000 playing a scratch ticket with the plier” ticket inside the Iowa Lottery. According to his father, Marvin, he store and knew he had recently moved to Meservey. (Photo Courtesy of the Iowa Lottery) won big. “There was like five or six people in the gas station and I’m jumping for joy,” he said. “I knew to share his good news. “I called everybody at 5:30 in the knew right away.” Spangenberg said it has been sev- morning and woke them up,” he said. Spangenberg said he hasn’t decideral months since he last played a lottery game, but his co-worker sug- ed yet how he’ll spend his winnings. gested that they play a scratch ticket House repairs and a new vehicle are strong possibilities, though. before work. “It’s a terrible problem,” he said. “It’s been at least six months since I bought a scratch ticket and then sure “I have to spend a lot of time figurenough I spend 10 bucks this morn- ing out how I’m going to spend that ing and I won,” Spangenberg told much money.” Spangenberg recently moved from lottery employees as he claimed his Hampton to Meservey, according to prize May 9 in Mason City. Unfortunately, the co-worker his father, Marvin Spangenberg, of didn’t win a prize on his scratch tick- Hampton. Big Money Multiplier is a $10 et, Spangenberg said. “He put his head down, said, ‘Con- scratch game. If a player reveals three gratulations,’ and went to work,” he identical symbols in the same row, he or she wins the corresponding prize said. Spangenberg works at Sukup for that row. If a player reveals a Manufacturing in Sheffield. After “star” symbol, he or she wins double winning a big lottery prize, Spangen- the prize shown for that row automatberg said he took the day off work ically. The overall odds of winning a and immediately called everyone he prize in the game are 1 in 2.97.

By Travis Fischer The West Fork School Board approved a contract with Eric Gabe to be the district’s new football coach during their meeting on Monday. Currently an assistant coach in Mason City, Gabe introduced himself to the board and expressed his interest in joining the Sheffield community as a West Fork coach. “I’m ready to go and excited to get back to the sidelines,” said Gabe. In other personnel matters, the board approved a contract for Ashley Sears to teach high school math and Mary Schulz to coach girls golf. The board also approved raises for the school’s administrative staff. All four members of the administration staff will receive a $3,350 raise. When totaled together, equals the 4 percent raise given to the teaching and support staff. Possibly setting a record for return on a used school bus, the district approved a high bid from stunt man Stan Riedel for $2,525 to take one of the district’s old buses. In preparation for a new school year, the board approved a $50,085.83 bid from NGT for technology upgrades. While this amount is slightly higher than the annual average, much of the expense comes from one-time costs to establish a new series of iPads for the district. The board also approved a seven-year contract for $36,355.89 with McGraw-Hill Education for new math textbooks for the kindergarten through 5th grade. With the reorganization of the elementary next year, the school has decided to take the opportunity to replace their out-

dated books with a new, uniform program. “I think it’s high time for West Fork to adopt a new math curriculum,” said Superintendent Darrin Strike. Strike said that the new math books have been reviewed and approved by West Fork elementary teachers, who are excited to get started with the new curriculum. The board also secured contracts for milk and bread for next year, approving bids from Anderson Erickson for milk and Bimbo Bakeries for bread products. In other business, Strike reported on the latest SIAC meeting. Made up of teachers, administrators, and parents, the committee comes together a couple times a year to create feedback for the school board. The committee reported that they have been impressed with the teachers and community outreach when it comes to social networking, but felt improvement could be made when it came to inviting parents into the classroom. The board discussed the policy of having parents waiting at the office to pick-up students, rather than allowing parents to go to the classroom themselves. Finally, the board continued discussion on plans to build a new athletic facility. Several factors are still up for discussion, including the size of the building, its location, and whether it will be one or two stories. Superintendent Strike and other board members will be taking a tour of Nashua-Plainfield’s facility to see what that district has done. Strike will also get in contact with Jim Blood about any water drainage issues that would have to be dealt with.

Rockwell's Madison Street bridge is no more – well, temporarily. Demolition of the structure began Monday, May 12, and was completed earlier this week. The bridge replacement project is scheduled to take 14 weeks and wrap up later this summer. (Photo by Travis Fischer)

Meservey council rewords fence policy WEST FORK BAND QUEEN AND KING Tori Hurley (r), daughter of Dan and Holly Hurley, and Cody Grant (l), son of Troy and Jody Grant, have been selected West Fork Band Queen and King. They will represent the West Fork School in the North Iowa Band Festival to be held Saturday, May 24, in Mason City.

Fences were the topic of the day during the regular meeting of the Meservey City Council on Monday, May 12. The council held a public hearing concerning Ordinance #139, entitled “Fences,” which was passed without comment. The resolution makes a minor wording change to the city’s fence ordinance, changing the boundary for fences from “two feet from the adjacent property line” to “two feet back from your own property line.” The council also conditionally approved an agreement with Nicholas Henning about his fence construction. Henning will pay the $25 permit fee and consult with Mayor Richard Miller during the construction. Also at the meeting, the council addressed the prolonged absence of council member, Bonnie Brunstein. Having been absent since February with no correspondence with the council, the city clerk has contacted Cerro Gordo County Auditor Ken Kline for advice on how the city should proceed. In other business, the council approved a contract with Mosquito Control of Iowa for summer spraying at a cost of $1,430 and approved a $13,374 bid from Heartland Asphalt for summer road work. A resolution was passed to allow North Iowa Touring Club and Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Department to run a bicycle race through the city on Sunday, July 13.

2014 West Fork Commencement

West Fork Fine Art Night

See photos and information from the commencement ceremory at WF on May 18.

See photos from the different performances and the exhibits from WF High School Fine Art Show. PAGE 5


Monday, May 26

Tuesday, May 27

Franklin County Board of Supervisors meeting, 8:30 a.m., Franklin County Courthouse, basement level American Legion Post 354 Memorial Day Service, 5:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Cemetery

AA meeting, 8 p.m., Zion St. John

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Dougherty Memorial Day Service American Legion Post 354 in Dougherty will be conducting a Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 26. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Mass in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery. At 6 p.m. there will be a potluck supper in the S.T. P.A.T.S. school gym. Chicken and drinks will be provided. The program begins at 7 p.m. featuring guest speaker Kathleen Tumilson, mother of Jon Tumilson, Navy SEAL who was KIA in Afghanistan. Everyone is welcome to attend this very moving evening. Any questions call Denny Campbell at 641-794-3354. Please remember all of our Veterans this Memorial Day. God bless them all.

West Fork blood drive May 30 LifeServe Blood Center relies on more than 3,000 volunteer blood donors each week to ensure life-saving blood products are on the shelf to help children and adults in their critical time of need. Blood donors are needed now to help ensure a stable blood supply for our community as we head into the summer months. Make a difference in your community and help boost the blood supply by giving blood at an upcoming blood drive. • West Fork Community Blood Drive, Friday, May 30, 2014 from 2:30-5:30 p.m., at EMS Center, 115 North 3rd Street. Sign up to save a life today! Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800-2874903. Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit www.

“Family Fun Day” at First Grace Baptist First Grace Baptist Church in Sheffield will be kicking off summer with a community Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. It’s going to be BIG! There will be games for all ages including horseshoes, corn hole, ring toss, a duck pond, face painting, inflatables and much more for the kids. There will also be BINGO for the adults. A free lunch will be served hot off the grill and you’re not in charge of cleaning up the kitchen afterwards! There will be information on various areas of ministries and VBS registrations will wrap up. The day is designed with you in mind. Plan to stop by and enjoy the free food and recreation whether you can stay for a little or a long while, come as you are.

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Outdoor service at First Grace Baptist Sunday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. First Grace Baptist will host an outdoor worship service at Sheffield City Park. The public is invited, so dig out your lawn chairs and plan to come out and praise and worship with us! It’s sum-sum-summertime!

Vision Support of North Iowa picnic June 3 Vision Support of North Iowa, a support group for the blind and visually impaired, will host their annual picnic on Tuesday, June 3. The picnic will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the Lakeview Room, located in Clear Lake City Park, in Clear Lake. Reservations for this event are required and can be made by calling Kaari at 641-529-2936 or Gene at 641-4220296. Reservations are due by Friday, May 30. We hope you will join us for this annual event.

Take the kids to the park The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is participating in the national effort this weekend to get children into parks. National Kids to Parks Day is held the third Saturday in May as part of an ongoing effort to connect youth with nature and encourage them to explore outdoors, especially at parks in their communities. A list of events registered in each state is available at To add an event, go to The DNR has been promoting reconnecting Iowans with their natural resources through Take it Outside and Healthy, Happy Outdoors campaign. “We want every Iowan to know that spending time outdoors increases physical activity and reduces stress,” said Todd Coffelt, chief of the Iowa DNR’s State Parks Bureau. For information on Iowa State Parks, go to “No matter where they live, Iowans can find places to spend outside that are close to home,” Coffelt said.


Robert Arndt, 74, of Rockwell, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, May 19, at Fullerton Funeral Home in Rockwell. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. with a one hour prior visitation on Tuesday, May 20, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 502 2nd St. S, Rockwell. Reverend Rhea Evanson will be officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Swaledale. Those planning on expression of sympathy may consider memorials to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa Cancer Services, 1000 4th St. SW, Mason City, IA 50401. Fullerton Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rockwell helped the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at


Heavy boat traffic expected for Memorial Day Iowa’s peak boating season begins May 24 and with it comes a reminder for boat owners to make sure they have a current boat registration sticker on the vessel and that Iowa has a .08 alcohol limit for boat operators. “A designated boat operator who abstains from alcohol is what we recommend. Consuming even a little alcohol can have its intoxicating effects enhanced due to wind and wave action, the sun and glare off the water,” says Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Understanding and following safe boating practices is part of Iowa’s boater education program. Iowa law requires any person 12-17 years old, who will operate a motorboat over 10 horsepower or personal watercraft, to successfully complete the boater education program. The online version is available at Recreation/Boating/BoaterEducation.aspx Iowa’s top two boating safety violations are for not having the appropriate number or type of lifejackets onboard and for going too fast or close, to another boat or shore. “Boats don’t have brakes. If you are traveling too fast for the conditions, you are inviting trouble,” she said. The late spring in the upper Midwest likely kept boats in storage later than normal, increasing the likelihood that Memorial Day weekend will be the first trip of

Cerro Gordo County campgrounds open Effective Wednesday, May 14, the water system at Wilkinson Campground in Rock Falls is in full operation. With the water being fully operational the camping rates will resume to their normal fees of $12 dollars per night with electricity and $7 dollars per night without electricity. Linn Grove campground at Rockwell is open and accessible during the bridge construction project on B60 leading into Rockwell. Campers wanting to camp on the north side of Linn Grove Park will have to access the park using B60 entering off of Highway 65 and those wanting to camp on the south side of the campground will have to enter from the city road east of the campground on the north side of the swimming pool. If you have any further questions please contact the CGCCB office at 641423-5309 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email

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the season for many boaters. “I am expecting it to be a really busy weekend on the water so operators will need to be on the lookout for other boaters in addition to driving their boat. Alcohol can reduce their reaction time and impair their ability to make sound judgments quickly.” In 2013, 56 boat operators were cited for boating while intoxicated. “We will have officers patrolling on the water all summer with additional patrols during weekends and holidays when boat traffic is highest,” she says. Officers will also perform routine safety equipment inspections. Stocker said boaters should slow their speeds with the expected heavy traffic, watch out for other boaters, go through their boat and trailer looking for problems before leaving the driveway and make sure their safety equipment is on board and in working order. “We don’t want to send someone off the water to take care of an issue that was easily solvable in their driveway,” Stocker says. Iowa has more than 235,000 registered boats. • 2013 Arrests, Accidents, Fatalities: 56 BWI arrests, 17 personal injuries, 3 fatalities • 2013 Top 5 Areas for BWI Arrests: Saylorville Lake: 19 Coralville Reservoir: 13 Mississippi River: 7 Okoboji: 4 Missouri River: 4

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Lane Shaikoski, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, is among 27 students who have had their writing or artwork published in Northwestern’s literary arts magazine, Spectrum. The annual publication, sponsored by the English department, includes a selection of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction and artwork, chosen by a panel of students. Shaikoski, of Thornton, is a May graduate and majored in biology at Northwestern College. He received third place for his fiction piece, “Coma.” Shaikoski is the son of Neal and Rhonda Shaikoski. Winners from each category are determined through judging by an outside author. The judge this year was Daniel Scott Tysdal, awardwinning poet and lecturer in English at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Tysdal has penned two books of poetry and a creative writing textbook. He visited Northwestern College in February as part of the Deep Song Reading Series.

Iowa participates in national “Click It or Ticket” campaign The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is reminding the motoring public during May 19-June 1, Iowa law enforcement agencies will be participating in the National “Click It or Ticket” campaign. In an attempt to save lives and reduce serious injury crashes, local, county and state enforcement officers will be out in force making sure everyone is buckled up. Sergeant Scott Bright, Public Information Officer for the Iowa Department of Public Safety, advises advises that “The two seconds it takes to buckle up increases your odds by nearly 50 percent of surviving a crash. There is nothing so simple of easy that can make such a life saving difference. During 2013, there were 317 fatalities in Iowa, a record low, but still too many needless deaths. We are continually looking for ways to make a difference.” Last year, during the Memorial Day holiday, Iowa had three traffic fatalities, two of which were alcohol related. During the sTEP enforcement wave, there were 31,480 total traffic violations, including 12,450 speeding, 2,630 seat belt and 530 OWI stops. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau continues to stress to the motoring public the importance of buckling up, slowing down and the need to drive sober to increase the odds of preventing or at least surving a crash. Buckle up, be safe and enjoy your Memorial Day holiday. The next sTEP enforcement event will be July 1-7.

1-800-558-1244 44 toll-free ll f 641-923-2685 fax Mailing Address: P.O Box 203 Rockwell, IA 50469 Office Location: 314 Main St. E Rockwell, IA

Kirk Paulson, President and CEO is proud to announce that Jeff Reimers has joined NSB Bank as Vice President/Loan Officer at the Mason City East office, located at 451 South Illinois. Jeff joined NSB Bank on April 21, 2014. Jeff brings 12 years of lending experience with the last 10 years concentrating primarily on Ag and Commercial loans. Jeff has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Northern Iowa with a major in Finance, along with an Associate of Arts Degree & Associates of Specialized Business Degree from NIACC. Jeff resides in Rockwell.

Clarion Museum features interesting new exhibits What do railroads, the world’s largest tractor, a Victorian hearse and the USS Constitution have in common? They are all new exhibits at the Heartland Museum in Clarion Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the beginning of summer hours of this gem in north central Iowa, but this year it also launches four new attractions. The new railroad room takes a look back at how small towns were established and connected by the railway system. Memorabilia from those days along with models fill this new exhibit. If you missed “Big Bud” thundering into Clarion last year, now is your chance to see the world’s largest tractor up close and personal. With 8, 8” tall tires, “Big Bud” is making the “Big Red Shed” his new home. This new building houses more antique, vintage and unusual agricultural equipment. Also new this year, is a beautiful Victorian, glassed-sided, horsedrawn hearse. With its fuchsia-colored drapes and brass trim this was the way to go out in style. A fabulous to-scale model of the USS Constitution by Dale Feller of Belmond, is another new addition. Special hours are 1:30-4 p.m. , Saturday, Sunday and Monday. May 24, 25, 26 and then regular hours summer hours of 1:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Labor Day. You may visit any time by calling 515.602.6000 to arrange a tour. Admission is $6 adults and $3 children 11 and under.

Dual bow hunter and hunter education course offered in July A dual course satisfying bow hunter and hunter education requirements is scheduled for the evening of July 21 and all day July 26, at the Amana Sportsman’s Club, 1661 42nd Avenue, in Homestead. Although bow hunter education is not required by Iowa law, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources en-

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courages bow hunters to enroll in this course, especially first time hunters, as it is required in a number of other states. Hunter education is a mandatory program for anyone born after January 1, 1972 and is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to the many different types of outdoor recreation. There will be live firing as part of the course. Registration for the Amana Hunter/Bow hunter course can be found on the DNR website at: aspx. Search under category Bow hunter Education and select All Months or July to register. Course Type will be Dual Bow Hunter & Hunter Education Course. For more information, call 319-622-3038.

bride-to be of Mike Baker

Will be honored at a Come & Go Bridal Shower Saturday, May 31 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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Drop box at First Security Bank & Trust, Thornton. Pick up is 5 p.m., Friday The Pioneer Enterprise (formerly the Southern County news) is a combination of the Thornton Enterprise and the Rockwell Tribune; dedicated to serving the communities of Thornton, Rockwell, Meservey, Swaledale, Dougherty, and Chapin. We reserve the right to edit any and all copy presented to our news department. We reserve the right to reject any advertising, request pre-payment and cancel at any time. Contract rates available on request. Quantity discounts available. Newsroom Editor/Photographer: Travis Fischer, 641-456-2585, ext. 129, or email Use this contact for engagements, anniversaries, weddings, new arrivals, achievers, press releases, letters to the editor and other news items. Circulation & Subscriptions Deb Chaney, 1-800-558-1244, ext. 122 or email, subscriptions and renewals can take up to two weeks to process, and may cause lags in service if not planned ahead. Didn’t Get Your Paper? If you do not receive your paper in Thursday’s mail, call the Poineer Enterprise at 866923-2684. Billing & Accounting Pam DeVries, 1-800-558-1244, ext. 119 or email pamdevries@iowaconnect. com Classified Advertising: Call Ana Olsthoorn at 866-923-2684 or email PioneerEnterprise@qwestoffice. net


at the Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Sheffield. Parents of the couple are Dale and Kathy Brayton of Sheffield and Melvin Baker and Gail Baker of Cedar Rapids.

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A G.A.I.N. (Get Active In Nature!) program will be held on Tuesday, May 27, at 4 p.m., at the Lime Creek Nature Center. Kids of all ages are invited to join us for a spring nature walk. Enjoy the wonders of nature while getting some exercise on a spring afternoon. There is no cost, but please call 423-5309 to register. Children must be accompanied by an adult. G.A.I.N. is sponsored by the Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board. The target audience for these monthly programs is elementary-age children accompanied by an adult/guardian. The goal is to provide a natural area and guidance for parents and their children to get exercise and experience nature.


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Here we are. The latest step toward either Net Neutrality or the destruction of the Internet as we know it. The FCC has released their proposal for a new set of rules to govern what Internet providers can and can’t do with the World Wide Web. A bit of backstory first. Back in 2010, the FCC implemented a “No-Blocking Rule.” This rule was the backbone of Net Neutrality policy, insuring that Internet providers couldn’t discriminate between different kinds of traffic. This rule was struck down earlier this year by a D.C. Circuit court and the FCC has been looking to create a new set of rules, which brings us to last week’s notice. “Today, there are no legally enforceable rules by which the Commission can stop broadband providers from limiting Internet openness. This Notice beings the process of closing that gap, by proposing to reinstitute the no-blocking rule adopted in 2010 and creating a new rule that would bar commercially unreasonable actions from threatening Internet openness.” So far, so good, right? Well, there’s some good here and there’s some not-so-good. The good news is that this proposal would re-instate the no-blocking rules. However, there is a catch. As it says in the proposal...

“The court intimated that the noblocking rule could pass scrutiny, however, if broadband providers could engage in individualized bargaining while subject to the rule. The court reasoned that “If the relevant service that broadband providers furnish is access to their subscribers generally, as opposed to access to their subscribers at the specific minimum speed necessary to satisfy the anti-blocking rules, then these rules, while perhaps establishing a lower limit on the forms that broadband providers’ arrangements with edge providers could take, might nonetheless leave sufficient ‘room for individualized bargaining and discrimination in terms’ so as not to run afoul of the statutory prohibitions of common carrier treatment.” In other words, the only way to keep Internet providers from unilaterally extorting money from content providers is to allow them to “negotiate” their own deals openly. Bring on the Internet Fast Lane. Okay, so the upside to this is that these rules to establish a minimum standard of service that Internet providers have to offer and it includes a whole slew of transparency rules to make sure everybody stays honest. The downside is that that this means a whole lot of work will be needed to keep Internet providers in compliance with these rules. Rather

than just saying, “No, you can’t do that.” We’re saying, “You can do that some of the time, but only under certain circumstances, and we better not catch you doing it otherwise.” There’s also a concern about how long minimum standards of service will stay reasonable. Technology moves fast. It wasn’t that long ago that streaming video in 720p was an amazing feat of technology. A minimum standard of Internet service could fall behind the times faster than the minimum wage has. This is not a great proposal. Even the people supporting it aren’t terribly thrilled with it. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel’s first two sentences in her concurring statement are, “I support and open Internet. But I would have done this differently.” However, while the proposal’s supporters may not think the new rules go far enough, its detractors think it goes too far. Commissioner Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly, who both voted against the proposal, would have the Internet even less unregulated than it already is, putting its fate in the hands of such beloved corporations like Comcast and Time Warner. The battle for Net Neutrality isn’t over yet. In fact, the new rules being proposed aren’t even final. The FCC will be accepting comments on them for a month before making a decision. Unfortunately, as is generally the case when it comes to politics, we may be stuck with not the best option, but the least worst. Travis Fischer is a news writer for Mid-America Publishing and says “Don’t you dare slow down my YouTube.”

Pre-registration deadline for June 3 primary Friday, May 23, is the final day to pre-register to vote in the June 3, primary election. The primary election is held for the Democratic and Republican parties to nominate candidates to partisan federal, state and county offices. The office of the Cerro Gordo County Auditor will be open until 5 p.m. on that date for eligible electors who wish to register in person. Completed voter registrations may be mailed to the county auditor, but must be either received by the above deadline or postmarked on/before Monday, May 19, in order to be valid for the 2014 primary election. If you are currently registered to vote in Cerro Gordo County, then you do not need to re-register unless you have changed residences from one county to an-

other. If you have changed addresses within the same county as where you are currently registered to vote, then you may change your voter registration address any time before the election or at your new polling site on Election Day. Iowa law allows eligible persons to register and vote at the polls on election day. An election day registrant must provide acceptable proof of identity and current residency in the precinct. Persons with questions regarding voter registration, absentee voting, or the 2014 primary election may contact the office of the county auditor at (641) 421-3041 or visit the Cerro Gordo County website at

On Saturday, May 3, the above group of men gathered in St. Patrick's cemetery to clean brush, straighten monuments and share memories of the deceased. Front Row (l-r): Mark Staudt, Tom Staudt, Joe Staudt (holding Ben, son of Mark); back row: John Staudt, Paul Staudt, Dennis Marzen, Kevin Noss, larry Marzen, Terry Boyle, Joe Mclaughlin, Gary Ewen, Phil Dougherty, Bob Noss, Rob Nossr Ron Schissel and Lynn Nagel. Not pictured: Barney Dougherty. (Submitted Photo)

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Survivors are the reason we relay By Sheri Bogue A survivor is anyone who has ever heard the words “you have cancer.” And we invite all cancer survivors in the community to attend Relay For Life. Our goal is to create a world where more people survive cancer so they can celebrate another birthday. This year more than 11 million people will be able to do that thanks to the millions of dedicated Relay participants. Survivors are the guests of honor at Relay. Survivors attending the Franklin County Relay For Life will receive a special T-shirt and gift. Tshirts are also available for caregivers attending the Franklin County Relay For Life. We will honor our survivors Celebration Ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. where the Honorary Survivors will be introduced and address the crowd. A Survivor Lap where survivors lead the way around the track while being honored and applauded by all participants. Being a part of the Survivor Lap allows survivors to celebrate what they’ve overcome while inspiring and motivating their community to fight. Survivors are proof that cancer can be defeated. Relay For Life is also a great way for people to meet other survivors in their own community. In many communities, survivors from their own teams, join the Relay committee, or volunteer for the American Cancer Society in other ways.

If you would like to participate in this year’s Survivor Lap or other activities, please contact Sheri Bogue at 641-892-4260 or Dawn Perrott at 641-420-1262. Simple Luminaria are transformed and illuminated after dark at every local Relay For Life event. Each one has a personalized name, photo, message by a Relay For Life participant or supporter in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer. Each Luminaria represents a person. They are our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends, coworkers and so much more! As the sun sets at a Relay For Life event, Luminaria lining the track illuminates the night and a hush falls over the event that had been filled with sounds of celebration. Relay For Life participation, survivors and caregivers then gather for the Luminaria Ceremony to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those who have battled the disease. As participants walk the track lined with Luminaria in reflection, a caregiver who has lost a loved one may find comfort from a fellow caregiver who has faced a similar loss. Meanwhile, a survivor gains hope and strength from others who have followed the same journey and survived. All resolve to keep fighting to save more lives so no more Luminar-

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 121 2nd St., N., Rockwell Phone 822-4919 Pastor Ken Livingston Sundays 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:30 a.m. Coffee Time 10 a.m. Sunday School

RICHLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELS 300 Elm St., Thornton Phone 998-2642 Pastor David H. Locklair Sundays 9 a.m. Divine Service

ST. PETER EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA 502 2nd St., S., Rockwell Phone 822-3101 Pastor Rhea Evanson Sunday, May 25 10:30 a.m. Worship

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH 620 2nd St., Meservey Phone 358-6151 Rev. Rodney Meester Sundays 9:30 a.m. Worship

SACRED HEART CHURCH 305 Elm St., E., Rockwell Phone 822-4950 Fr. Rodney Allers Sundays 8 a.m. Mass

SWALEDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Main St., Swaledale Phone 995-2252 The Rev. John P. Scherb Sundays 8:10 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 404 Maple St., Thornton Phone 998-2004 Pars. 358-6107 The Rev. Crystal Oberheu Sunday, May 25 9 a.m. Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Wednesday, May 28 5:45 p.m. Confirmation

SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 810 First St., Meservey Phone 358-6277 Pars. 358-6107 The Rev. Crystal Oberheu Sunday, May 25 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sun. School 9:45-10:15 a.m. Coffee 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Wednesday, May 28 4:30 p.m. Confirmation

HANFORD COMMUNITY CHURCH 12411 Spruce Ave, Mason City Phone 423-7376 641-822-4657 Pastor Scott Sokol Sundays 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Sun. Worship

ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH 1001 9th Ave. S. Clear Lake Phone 357-3214 Msgr. Lilip Saturdays 4 p.m. Mass Sundays 9 a.m. Mass

HOLY NAME CHURCH 507 1st Ave NW, Rockford Phone 822-4950 Fr. Walter Brunkan Saturdays 5 p.m. Mass

ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 400 Larch St., Thornton Phone 998-2632 Home 998-2631 Pastor Rhea Evanson Sunday, May 25 9 a.m. Worship

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 303 Monroe St., Rockwell Phone 822-4833 Rev. John P. Scherb Sundays 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:25 a.m. Worship ZION REFORMED CHURCH 2029B Jonquil Ave. Sheffield Phone 579-6186 The Rev. Arthur Zewert Thursday, May 22 9 a.m. Bulletin Deadline Sunday, May 25 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:30 a.m. Junior Choir Tuesday, May 27 9 a.m. Sewing Group Wednesday, May 28 7 p.m. RCYF

ia bear the names lost to the disease. Honor, support or remember someone you know who has battled cancer by dedicating a Luminaria at the Franklin County Relay For Life. Luminaria forms are at many businesses around Franklin County and will also be in the local newspapers. In order to have your Luminaria in this year’s video presentation the information MUST be received by July 18. Luminaria information and pictures can be sent to Diana Lage, 3358 Killdeer Ave., Sheffield, IA 50475, or email to We all know that Franklin County is full of talent, now we are looking for you to come and share that talent with us as a part of “Relay’s Got Talent” at the 2014 Relay For Life of Franklin County. We would love to have any type of talent such as singers, groups, comedian, skits, juggling, dancing, magic bells, etc. Relay For Life is a fundraising event, with that the public is the judge of Relay’s Got Talent. After each contestant has performed you in the audience chose the winner by making a donation to your favorite contestant, the winner is the contestant that has raised the most amount of money. If you would like to be a contestant for Relay’s Got Talent, please contact Barb Quasdorf in Hampton at 641456-5328 or Dawn Perrott in Sheffield at 641-420-1262.


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Commencement exercises for the West Fork High School Class of 2014 were held Sunday afternoon, May 18, at 2 p.m., in the gymnasium at Sheffield for the 58 graduating seniors. Special recognition was given by Superintendent Darrin Strike to retiree Sonna McMahon for her 39 years of teaching. The processional and recessional were played by vocal instructor Shelby Wilson. Senior Class speakers were Class President Paige Conklin and Class Valedictorian Colton Rowe. Announcement of Honors was made by Principal Randy Bushbaum. Presentation of Diplomas was made by Supt. Strike and Jim Tuttle, Board President. Junior ushers were Jacee Arbegast and Drew Engebretson. The Class of 2014 motto is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Around here, however, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, and doing new things . . . And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney. Class flower is White Gerbera Daisy. Class colors are red and black. Members of the West Fork Class of 2014 are. Samantha Jo Allen, Samuel Amsbaugh, Hayley Baker, Tomas Berk, Amanda Joy Blum, Blake James Brady, Paige Taylor Conklin, Kristian Reed Martin Cordes, Caleb Crooks, Alex Dahley, Mackenzie Linn DeGraw, Hiina Domae, Jacob D. Emhoff, Nicholas K. Emhoff, Josi Ann Fjone, Florencia Antonia Frias Foronda, Keegan W. Ginapp, Trevor G. Ginapp, Taylor Kay Graney, Cody A. Grant, Zachary William Greimann, Luke Edward Gustin, Spencer Willam Halloran, Amber Rena Hanig, Samantha Kay Hanig, Brent John Hanson, Katlyn Ashley Hill, Tori Ann Hurley, Gina Leigh Jochimsen, Lea Christine Johnson, Daniel Dennis Jones, Anne Marie Jorgensen, Amanda Marie Julsen, Taylor lee Logan, Courtney Rachelle Lowe, Ethan Jacob Meints, Hunter James Myers, Kelsey Kay Nierengarten, Allison Lee Novotney, Johnathon M. Ohrt, Peyton Nicolle Perkins, Tyler J. Petersen, Dezerae Mae Poley, Dustin Raymond Rader, Andrea Ann Reed, Dylan Robbins, Colton Paul Rowe, Jessica Nicole Russell, Collin James Harle Schoning, Courtney Beth Smidt, Ryan W. Snow, Ashley Jean Stevens, Tanner Joseph Tuttle, Hunter Morgan Uhde, James David Vestweber, Michael Alexander Weydert, Markus Payton Wogen. Members of the West Fork School Board are: Jim Tuttle, President; Mary Beth Sukup, Vice President; Rob Heimbuch, Mary Schlichting, and Roger Witte. Darrin Strike is the Superintendent. Lacey Weier is the Board Secretary.

Above top: Class valedictorian, Colton Rowe, gives a speech at the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. Above bottom: West Fork Superintendent Darrin Strike addressed the Class of 2014. First: West Fork Principal Randy Bushbaum had a few congratulatory words to say to the 2014 graduating class. Second: West Fork honor students, left to right: Allison Novotney, Anne Jorgensen, Zach Greimann and Colton Rowe received medals for their honors at commencement. Third: Paige Conklin, class president, addressed her fellow classmates on a job well done. Fourth: The West Fork Chamber Singers and seniors provided some music during commencement.

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Above: West Fork Chamber Singers. Left: West Fork Concert Band.

Quilts made in FCS from left to right: Ahna Larson, Wild Thing; Taryn Meyer, Tile Tango ;and Britta Becker, Absolute Frustration were a colorful display on the wall.

Dezerae Poley's art display was very colorful.

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Use of food stamps rises in Cerro Gordo county By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema The use of food stamps in Cerro Gordo 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 Cerro Gordo County residents receiving food stamps hit 14.7 percent in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services. That’s an increase of 5.5 percentage points since 2007, the year the recession started. 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 Cerro Gordo 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 Cerro Gordo County in 2011 was $44,660, compared to the Iowa median of $51,314 and the national median of $52,306 (in 2013 dollars). Food stamps may play a larger role in the local economy in rural areas and small towns, according to federal data. In Cerro Gordo County SNAP benefits are .1 percent of personal income. Nationally, the figure is 0.6 percent. In 2011, residents of Cerro Gordo County received a combined $9,615,562 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, Ore., 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 benefits 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 ( is an independent rural news site published by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Center for Rural Strategies.

Left: West Fork Jazz Band. Above: Samantha Hanig’s art display showed the variety of art medias she used throughout the school year.

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Reporting from the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse Marriage License Christina Hogan, 22, Mason City to Stephen Antal, 22, Mason City. Christopher McDowell, 32, Thornton to Angela Halfpap, 34, Belmond. Rosalyn Schutt, 74, Mason City to John Barron, 74, Mason City. Civil Court The court handled five child support matters. Darrell Alitz vs. Lori Gowin. Case dismissed without prejudice on May 8. Citimortgage vs. Dana Harrison. Case dismissed without prejudice on May 13. First Security Bank vs. Grace Smith. Case dismissed without prejudice on May 12. Robert, Jennifer, and Breanne Lombard vs. Ronald Brekke. Case dismissed with prejudice on May 9. Woodhouse Rosalie Estate vs. Stephanie Lyles. Case dismissed with prejudice on May 9. Midland Funding LLC vs. Ethan Bredlow. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 12 in the amount of $8,619.22. District Court The court handled thirteen probation revocations, five cases of con-

tempt, and one parole revocation. Gary Good, 66, Ionia, pled guilty on May 12 to Driving While Barred Habitual Offender. Good was sentenced to 145 days in jail, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge, and $951.28 in costs. Bryson Eppens, 29, Mason City, pled guilty on May 7 to Carrying Weapons. Eppens was sentenced to one year in jail (all but 30 days suspended), placed on one year probation, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge, and $912.75 in costs. An additional charge of Going Armed With Intent was dismissed. Ryson Eppens, 31, Mason City, pled guilty on May 12 to Theft in the Third Degree. Eppens was sentenced to 75 days in jail, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, $300 in restitution, and $140 in costs. Autumn King, 29, Mason City, pled guilty on May 9 to Driving While Barred Habitual Offender. King was sentenced to seven days in jail, ordered to complete 56 hours of community service, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge (half suspended), and $100 in costs. Barbara Ackerman, 59, Mason City, pled guilty on May 8 to Theft in the Fifth Degree. Ackerman was sentenced to four days in jail, fined

Proceedings: Meservey CITY OF MESERVEY OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS MAY 12, 2014 The Meservey City Council met at the regular meeting on Monday, May 5, 2014, 6:30 pm., Council Chambers, City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Miller. Present: Brown, Dickman, White. Todd Lauen arrived about 7:30 pm. Absent: Bonnie Brunstein. With no additions to the agenda, a motion was made by Joey Dickman and seconded by Pat White to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read. Scott Brown made a motion to approve payment of the bills, with a second from Joey Dickman. Motion carried. The April 30, 2014, Treasurer’s report was approved in a motion from Pat White and seconded by Scott Brown. Motion carried. A motion was made by Joey Dickman and seconded by Pat White to approve a building permit for Kent Goates to build a garage on his property at 332 3rd Street. Motion carried with all ayes. In Meservey vs. Nicholas Henning, Mr. Henning was present at the council meeting, along with his attorney, to ask the council permission to revise his fence construction. He will present an application along with the $25.00 fee and consult with the Mayor on certain aspects of the revised fence. Joey Dickman made the motion to approve the Mosquito Control of Iowa contract for the summer spraying. The motion was seconded by Scott Brown. Motion carried with all ayes. The contract cost is $1430. An elected council member has been absent from the council meetings since February of this year. There has been no written correspondence with this council member as to indicate what the intentions may be. The city clerk has contacted the Cerro Gordo County Auditor, Ken Kline, to ask how the city should proceed. This issue will be addressed and on the agenda for the June meeting. Resolution No. 5-12-2014 was read by the city clerk. Approval of this resolution grants permission to North Iowa Touring Club and the Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Department to use First Street from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014, for the purpose of a cycling road race. The resolution was approved in a motion from Pat White and seconded by Joey Dickman. Motion carried with all ayes. Mayor Miller opened the public hearing on Ordinance #139: Entitled FENCES. Hearing no comments or objections, he then closed the public hearing. Council member Scott Brown

introduced Ordinance #139 entitled FENCES and moved that the city clerk read the same for the first time. Council member Joey Dickman seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with Brown, Dickman and White voting aye. None voted nay. Mayor Miller declared the motion carried. After reading Ordinance #139: Entitled FENCES for the first time, a roll call vote was taken with Brown, Dickman and White voting aye. None voted nay. Mayor Miller declared the motion carried. Council member Pat White moved that the rule requiring three separate readings of the proposed Ordinance #139: Entitled FENCES be waived. Council member Joey Dickman seconded the motion. A roll call was taken with Brown, Dickman and White voting aye. None voted nay. The Mayor declared the motion carried. Council member Joey Dickman moved that Ordinance #139 Entitled FENCES be adopted. Council member Scott Brown seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with Brown, Dickman and White voting aye. None voted nay. The mayor declared the motion carried and Ordinance #139: Entitled FENCES be adopted and directed the clerk to post copies of the ordinance as required by law. Joey Dickman made the motion to approve the Heartland Asphalt bid of $13,374 for the summer street repair. Pat White seconded the motion. Motion carried with all ayes. Scott Brown made the motion to adjourn with a second from Pat White. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned. Dixie Revland, City Clerk/Treasurer Receipts-April 2014: General-$17,957.48; Road-$1,282.34; Water-$1,899.09; Sewer-$2,767.80. April 2014 Bills Feld Fire ............................................... 378.00 Edwards Contracting .......................... 1,590.00 May 2014 Bills Fred Suntken ...................................... $795.00 Dixie Revland ........................................ 600.00 IPERS-Library........................................ 168.45 IPERS-City ............................................ 207.57 Mid America Publication .......................... 67.95 True Value ................................................. 4.49 Brakke Implement.................................. 163.20 Cerro Gordo County TreasurerSewer .............................................. 2,817.80 City Utilities ......................................... 1,468.67 Mastercard-Fuel ...................................... 68.90 AgSource Labs ........................................ 22.00 Miller and Miller........................................ 60.00 Howie Equipment-FD ............................ 124.95 Bell Sanitation..................................... 1,344.00 NAPA Auto Parts-FD ................................ 24.11 NAPA Auto Parts-City .............................. 47.88 Published in the Pioneer Enterprise on Thursday, May 22, 2014

$65 plus 35% surcharge, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, and $100 in costs. Allen Hamilton, 24, Mason City, pled guilty on May 12 to two counts of Theft in the Third Degree. Hamilton was sentenced to two years in prison, fined $1,250 plus 35% surcharge, $250 Law Enforcement Initiative, and $396 in costs. Darrell Laughlin, 62, Mason City, pled guilty on May 7 to Consumption/Intoxication 3rd or Subsequent Offense. Laughlin was sentenced to two years in prison (suspended), placed on two years probation, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge (suspended), and $166 in costs. Anthony Rolfes, 26, Mason City, pled guilty on May 12 to Sex Offender Registration Violation First Offense. Rolfes was sentenced to one year in jail (all but 14 days suspended), placed on two years probation, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge (suspended), and $440 in costs. Anthony Hopkins, 43, Mason City, pled guilty on May 9 to Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury. Hopkins was placed on three years probation in lieu of five years in prison, fined $750 plus 35% surcharge (suspended), $560 in restitution, and $315.50 in costs. Joan Wilkins, 31, Mason City,

Public Notice NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS PROBATE NO. ESPR029448 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT CERRO GORDO COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF ESTATE OF Richard H. Wonsmos, Decreased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Richard H. Wonsmos, Deceased, who died on or about April 13, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 5th day of May, 2014, the last will and testament of Richard H. Wonsmos deceased, bearing date of the 9th day of February, 2009 , *and a Codicil dated January 9, 2012, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Darlene Wonsmos was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 5th day of May, 2014. Darlene Wonsmos Executor of the Estate 204 S. 2nd Street Thornton, IA 50479 Brian D. Miller, ICIS PIN No: AT0005428 Attorney for the Executor Miller & Miller P.C. 7 First Avenue NE Hampton, IA 50441 Date of second publication 22nd day of May, 2014. Published in the Pioneer Enterprise on Thursday, May 15 & May 22, 2014

pled guilty on May 12 to Theft in the Second Degree. Wilkins was placed on five years probation in lieu of five years in prison, fined $750 plus 35% surcharge, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, $1,805.85 in restitution, and $201 in costs. Landon Martin, 23, Mason City, pled guilty on May 12 to Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury. Martin was sentenced to five years in prison (suspended), placed on five years probation, 180 days at a residential facility, fined $750 plus 35% surcharge (suspended), and $916.96 in costs. Skylar Retterath, 20, Clear Lake, pled guilty on May 12 to Child Endangerment. Retterath was sentenced to one year in jail (all but 30 days suspended), placed on two years probation, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge (suspended), and $234.63. Bligh Schulte, 22, Copeland, KS, pled guilty on May 8 to OWI First Offense. Schulte was sentenced to two days in jail, fined $1,250 plus 35% surcharge, $10 DARE, and $100 in costs. Kendra Newton, 24, Mason City, pled guilty on May 9 to OWI Second Offense. Newton was sentenced to seven days in jail, fined $1,850 plus 35% surcharge, $10 DARE, and $316 in costs. Victoria Carrott, 24, Mason City, pled guilty on May 12 to OWI Second Offense. Carrott was sentenced to two years in prison (suspended), seven days in jail, 180 days in a residential facility, placed on two years probation, fined $1,875 plus 35% surcharge, $10 DARE, and $140 in costs. Levi Trusty, 18, Clear Lake, received a deferred judgment on May 12 to OWI First Offense. Trusty was placed on one year probation, ordered to pay a $1,250 civil penalty, and $140 in costs. Small Claims Cavalry SPV vs. Gretchen Hubacher, Mason City. Case dismissed without prejudice on May 9. H&R Accounts vs. James Hauser, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 12 in the amount of 666.20 with 2.13% interest from May 12. Aero Container Service vs. Bill Ritterath, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 8 in the amount of $1,829.48 with 2.13% interest from May 8. Hardy Rentals vs. Lisa Reich, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 12 in the amount of $2,307.87 with 2.13% interest from May 12. Culligan vs. Bobby and Angie Ruehlow, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 13 in the amount of $5,000 with 2.13% interest from May 13. North Iowa Community Credit Union vs. Khristopher Scheppler, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 8 in the amount of $2,282.68 with 2.13% interest from

May 8. Midland Funding LLC vs. Paige Dieken, $911.84 with 2.13% interest from May 7 with 2.13% interest from May 7. First Security Bank & Trust to Jhovy Sneed, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 12 in the amount of $207.66 with 2.13% interest from May 12. H&R Accounts Inc vs. David Albee, Garner and Stephanie Albee, Ventura. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 8 in the amount of $430.81 with 2.13% interest from May 8. North Iowa Community Credit Union vs. Randy Blakely, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 12 in the amount of 2.13% interest from May 12. Dan Lauritson vs. Jeremy Jennings and Kristi Anderson, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 13 in the amount of $1,550 with 2.13% interest from May 13. H&R Accounts vs. Lori Redick, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 12 in the amount of $3,199 with 2.13% interest from May 12. H&R Accounts vs. Christopher Redmon, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on May 12 in the amount of $1,442.44 with 2.13% interest from May 12. Saleem Abujobarah, Clear Lake vs. Jennie Melby and Bridget Fleming, Mason City. Case dismissed with prejudice on May 9. Hardy Rentals vs. Tina Williams, Mason City. Case dismissed without prejudice on May 7. Five Star Coop vs. Daniel Ryerson, Ventura. Case dismissed without prejudice on May 12. Property Transfer DQC: Robert and Elizabeth Schukei to Robert Schukei Trustee and Robert Schukei Revocable Trust; Bell Street Sub Lot 2, Lot 3 MC; 2014-2399. DWD: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Thomas Stalker; 10-96-20 Auditor’s Plat of Lot 1 of 13 SW1/4 NE1/4 Lot 8 MC; $34,227; 2014-2394. DWDJ: Arvind Perathur and Anita Raghavan to Michael and Constance Wentworth; Stone Pillar 5th Sub Lot 9 MC; $289,000 and $461.60; 20142392. DWDJ: John and Carold Hughes to Tyler and Deborah Kerr; Country Club Heights Add Blk 3 Lot 9 CL S 1/2; NorthCliffe, Replat of Part of Blks. 4 & 5 & Blk. 6 Lot 9 CL; $314,000 and $501.60; 2014-2391. DWDJ: Jarrod Patterson to John and Carol Hughes; Meadowbrook 3rd Add Blk 1 Lot 5 MC: $127,500 and $203.20; 2014-2390. DWD: Jeremy and Mary Witt to Kaleb Roth; East Park Place Add Blk 1 Lot 17 MC; $125,003 and $200; 2014-2388. DWD: William and Renee Knoop to Heather Rodemeyer; Grand View

Blk 9 Lot 19 MC; $133,000 and $212; 2014-2386. DWDJ: Mark Johnson to Jeremy and Breanna Johnson; 31-97-21 NW NW Exc Parcel A Desc in Survey B09 P7096; 19-97-21 NW SW, NE SW, SW SW, SE SW Exc the N 1450.48’; $555,000 and $887.20; 2014-2378. DWD: JP Morgan Chase Bank and Bayview Loan Servicing LLC Power of Attorney to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; East Lake Place Blk 6 Lot 13, Blk 6 Lot 14, Blk 6 Lot 15, Blk 6 Lot 16 CL S1/2 Lots 14-16; 2014-2376. DQC: William and Kathleen Muldoon to Marcia Heatherton; Francisco’s, H.E., 2nd Add Blk 3 Lot 13, Blk 3 Lot 14 MC Exc N 50’; 2014-2363. DQC: John and Tilsa Muldoon to Marcia Heatherton; Francisco’s, H.E., 2nd Add Blk 3 Lot 13, Blk 3 Lot 14 MC Exc N 50’; 2014-2362. DAJT: Judy and Walter Rose to Judy Rose; 18-96-20 Auditor’s Plat of E1/2 NE1/4 & Lot 14 E1/2 SE14 Blk 17 Lot 7, Blk 17 Lot 8 MC; 20142355. DAJT: Judy and Walter Rose to Judy Rose; 18-96-20 Auditor’s Plat of E1/2 NE1/4 & Lot 14 E1/2 SE1/4 Blk 17 Lot 10 MC; 2014-2354. DWDJ: First National Bank of Sioux Falls Trustee and Irene Roberts Trust to Mark and Beatrice Volk; Fairways First Subdivision Lot 12 MC; $273,000 and $436; 2014-2350. DWD: Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Christopher Hesse; Midland Heights 1st Add Lot 726, Lot 727 MC; $33,101; 2014-2340. DWDJ: Rebecca Poe Trustee and Rebecca Poe Revocable Trust to David and Susan Nagle; Bell Harbor Condominium Bldg 4570 Unit 4 CL; $425,000 and $679.20; 2014-2314. DAJT: Roger and Marilyn Vanderploeg to Marilyn Vanderploeg; Brice & Ong Land Co.’s Street Railway Blk 20 Lot 2, Blk 20 Lot 3 MC RR B14 P2213; 2014-2306. DSD: Cerro Gordo County, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff, Kattie and Troy Havig, Centex Home Equity Company LLC, American General Financial Services Inc, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and H&R Accounts Inc to Bank of America; Law’s 2nd Add Blk 1 Lot 5 MC; 2014-2300. DCDJ: Arlene Jermeland Estate and Pamela Peden Executor to Jeffrey and Sandra Thompson; Francisco’s, H.E., 2nd Add Blk 2 Lot 1 MC: $52,000 and $82.40; 2014-2297. DCD: Mary Young Estate and Michael Young Administrator to Douglas and Mary Peshak; Forest Park Add Lot 118 MC; $78,000 and $124; 2014-2295. DAJT: Marvin and Sandy Wyborny to Sandy Wyborny; 16-9719 Sub. Of NW1/4 SW1/4 Lot 4 Part of; 16-97-19 SW SW Part of; 20142286.

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Proceedings: Board of Supervisors Auditor. In accordance with §468.57, if the owner of any land against which a levy exceeding $100.00 is made shall within thirty (30) days from the effective date of this Resolution agree in writing that in consideration of having a right to pay his assessment in ten (10) equal installments, he will not make any objection to the legality of his assessment or the levy of taxes against his property, such owner shall have the right to pay the assessment in ten (10) equal installments. Interest shall accrue on the unpaid assessment at the rate of 6% per annum as provided by law. Motion passed unanimously. Urdahl made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to approve the Sheriff’s and Clerk’s monthly report of fees. Motion passed unanimously. Dougherty made a motion, with Urdahl seconding, to authorize the chairman to sign the Hartford Crimeshield Advanced Renewal Application for county employees bond. Motion passed unanimously. Urdahl made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to approve the recommendations from the IT Steering Committee. Motion passed unanimously. Urdahl made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to close the public hearing for the FY 2013-2014 Budget Amendment. Motion passed unanimously. Urdahl made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to adopt Resolution 2014-44, Whereas, on this 14th day of May, 2014, the Board of Supervisors of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, and held a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. to consider an amendment to the fiscal year 2013/2014 budget; and, Whereas, there was present a quorum as required by law; and, Whereas, after hearing all taxpayers to be heard, the Board of Supervisors took up the budget amendment for final consideration and determined that said budget amendment be approved. Therefore Be It Resolved that the Board of Supervisors of Cerro Gordo County does hereby approve the fiscal year 2013/2014 budget amendment. The above and foregoing resolution was adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa on the 13th day of May, 2014. Motion passed unanimously. Dougherty made a motion, with Urdahl seconding, to adopt Resolution 2014-45, Whereas, it is desired to make supplemental appropriations, in accordance with Section 331.434 (6) of the Code of Iowa; and, Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Cerro Gordo County, as follows: Section 1. The amounts itemized by account number on the attached schedule are hereby appropriated from the resources of each fund so itemized. (The following amounts are for FY 2014). S e c t i o n 2 . Subject to the provisions of other county procedures and regulations, and applicable state law, the appropriations authorized under Section 1 shall constitute authorization for the department or officer listed to make expenditures or incur obligations from the itemized fund, effective July 1, 2014. Section 3. In accordance with Section 331.437, Code of Iowa, no department or officer shall expend or contract to expend any money or incur any liability, or enter into any contract which by its terms involves the expenditure of money for any purpose in excess of the amounts

appropriated pursuant to this resolution. For purposes of this section, the use of holding accounts shall be deemed an appropriate mechanism for the allocation of expenses. Appropriations made to such accounts shall be deemed as sufficient authority for department heads to expend such resources, and will be allocated to expenditure accounts in the same manner as the related expenditures are allocated. Section 4. If at any time during the 2013-2014 budget year the auditor shall ascertain that the available resources of a fund for that year will be less than said fund’s total appropriations, the Auditor shall immediately so inform the board and recommend appropriate corrective action. Section 5. The auditor shall establish separate accounts for the appropriations authorized in Section 1, each of which account shall indicate the amount of the appropriation, the amounts charged thereto, and the unencumbered balance. The auditor shall report the status of such accounts to the applicable departments and officers monthly during the 2013-2014 budget year. *Appropriations Summary by Department.* Whereas, the pages attached shall be treated as if incorporated into this document. Motion passed unanimously. Urdahl made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to authorize the chair to sign Healthworks Agreement. Motion passed unanimously. Amosson made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to approve reports from the Zoning Director and the Environmental Health Service Manager concerning Manure Management Plans filed by SunRay Pork (Site 2), SunRay Pork (Site 6), Daniel Boehnke (Herman Finishers) and H.E. Trettin, Inc. and forward them to the DNR. Motion passed unanimously. Amosson made a motion, with Urdahl seconding, to grant a driveway variance request from Joe and Darlene Behr. Motion passed unanimously. Dougherty made a motion, with Amosson seconding, to approve fireworks permit for Robert and Marilyn Neimi. Motion passed unanimously. Urdahl made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to authorize the chair to sign an Agreement Regarding Easement and Temporary Construction and Access Agreement. Motion passed unanimously. Dougherty made a motion, with Urdahl seconding, to authorize the chair to sign an agreement with Thrifty White Pharmacy for pharmacy services at the Sheriff’s Department. Motion passed unanimously. Urdahl made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to adjourn at 10:28 a.m. Motion passed unanimously. The audio tape of the meeting and various tabulations, reports, correspondence, and other documents that were presented are placed on file with the County Auditor’s office. Robert Amosson, Chairman Board of Supervisors Kenneth W. Kline, County Auditor Published in the Pioneer Enterprise on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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CERRO GORDO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS UNAPPROVED MINUTES MAY 13, 2014 The Board of Supervisors of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, met in regular session pursuant to adjournment. Present: Supervisor Phil Dougherty, Supervisor Jay Urdahl, Supervisor Bob Amosson and various members of the public. Amosson convened the meeting at 10:00 a.m. Dougherty made a motion, with Urdahl seconding, to approve the May 5, 2014 regular session minutes and today’s agenda. Motion passed unanimously. Urdahl made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to approve claims. Motion passed. Urdahl made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to approve the payroll warrant report for the period ending May 3, 2014. Motion passed unanimously. Dougherty made a motion, with Urdahl seconding, to adopt Resolution 2014-42, Whereas, the following payroll change requests were submitted to the Board of Supervisors for review; and Whereas, the Board of Supervisors of Cerro Gordo County, has reviewed and considered the change requests as follows: Department Name Pay Change Effective Date Engineer Department Kenneth C. Ewers $9.00/hourly 05/12/2014 Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Board of Supervisors of Cerro Gordo County does hereby approve the requests as shown above and directs the Auditor to make the necessary adjustments to the payroll. Motion passed unanimously. Urdahl made a motion, with Dougherty seconding, to authorize Larry Phearman to investigate problems reported by Scott Sprau in Drainage District 31 Lateral 4C and Lateral 14, Doug Nelson in Drainage District 31 Lateral 1L, Drainage District 110 reported by Marv Johnson and Drainage District 36 reported by Thorvald Thompson. Motion passed unanimously. Dougherty made a motion, with Urdahl seconding, to adopt Resolution 2014-43, Resolution to Levy Assessment for Drainage District 61. The Board of Supervisors of Cerro Gordo County acting for and on behalf of the above drainage district finds: 1. There are insufficient funds in the above drainage district accounts to pay for necessary repairs and maintenance and to provide for a sinking fund to pay future maintenance and repair costs in accordance with §468.61. 2. The drainage district has incurred or shortly will incur costs for repair and maintenance. Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved as follows: 1. An assessment in the amount of $1,300 shall be and it is hereby levied and assessed against each individual tract of land and highway within Drainage District #61 in accordance with the classification schedules on file in the drainage district records in the office of the County

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Under the gun:

West Fork uses false start to its advantage By Kristi Nixon OSAGE – When the starter’s gun went off a second time in the girls’ state-qualifying shuttle hurdle relay at Osage, everything stopped. One of the favorites in the race, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, was disqualified for a false start, giving West Fork an opportunity that it seized. Lead-off runner for the Warhawks, Anne Jorgensen, looked on as the Cardinals were eliminated from contention. “At first it kind of threw me off because, like, I didn’t want to false start myself, but at the same time, they were our big challenger in it, so I was kind of relieved, you know?” Jorgensen said. “I thought, ‘maybe we can actually make it, now.’ When she went, I was scared, mainly because I didn’t want it to happen to us. We all talked about it; I talked to my next runner and she was like, ‘stay back, don’t run at all. Don’t hurt yourself; don’t get going.’ The lead runner for G-H/V started crying immediately, sank to her knees

West Fork's Peyton Twedt, third from left, runs in the front pack of the 3,200 at the state qualifying track meet at Osage on Thursday, May 15.Twedt kicked late to win the event and advance to state for the second year in a row. (Kristi Nixon photo)

the 4x400 relay of Sydney Shreckengost, Peterson, Logan and Larson; the distance medley relay of Madison Shreckengost, Peterson, S. Shreckengost and Maddison Shupe; and the shuttle hurdle relay. “It’s a miracle,” Jorgensen said. “I was hoping to go in discus, but now going in the shuttle...we were a little scared for our second runner because we had a little mishap at conference...we were all relieved to be going now and it’s hard because it’s three of – Maya Rowe, West Fork student ours’ senior year and we won’t get to run toand refused to be consoled. gether again after this year. “I felt so bad,” Jorgensen said. “I “We’re going to work was sitting there and thinking, ‘that really hard to hopefully get would be hard.’” our steps better and our time The Warhawks team, which also down so we can really be a included Courtney Larson, Lindsey challenger down at state.” Peterson and Taylor Logan, went on Rowe returns to state in to win the event with the sixth-fastest the 3,000, but will be maktime qualifying time in Class 2A at ing a state distance double West Fork's Maya Rowe runs the 3,000 at the 1:09.32. with her late surge and win state qualifying track meet at Osage on Thursday, May 15. Rowe qualified for state in both West Fork’s girls’ team qualified in the 1,500. eight events to state, including six “I’m really glad I made the 3,000 and 1,500. (Kristi Nixon photo) automatic berths with Maya Rowe it,” Rowe said. “I don’t even taking first in the 1,500 and second in know, I’m glad that I can run both. I to push me, so I couldn’t have probathe 3,000; Logan in the 100 hurdles; had Maddison in practice every day bly made it without her. Am I happy? I don’t know; I don’t think I’ve ever run like that. “I couldn’t feel my legs, but I felt that if I wanted to make it, I had to go now because otherwise I couldn’t make up the ground because she (the Osage runner) has a really good kick...I just ran out of my head.” Also qualifying based on time for the Warhawks were the 4x200-meter relay of M. Shreckengost, Logan, Larson and Peterson as well as Larson with her effort in the high jump. All three boys’ qualifiers will be making a return trip, including Spencer Halloran in the 110-meter high hurdles, Peyton Twedt in the 3,200, who ran the eighth-fastest qualifying time at 10:00.75; and Drew Engebretson, who led from start to finish and had a several yard lead going into the last 100. “I know I wanted to get out and run the kick out of them during the race,” Engebretson said, who had to recover several minutes after running all-out in 2:03.62. “If they were going to get me, they were going to have to keep pushing.” Despite that huge lead, both South Winneshiek runners had an incredible kick at the end to make the race close. “I had people tell me how far ahead I was,” Engebretson said. “And they kept telling me they were closing. I could feel it, I actually saw the shadow – I don’t know if that’s possible but I could feel them coming, I knew I had to go harder. “I ran last year (at state) and I didn’t run my best, so I really want to go down and have s o m e Reese Halloran of West Fork clears a hurdle during the shuttle hurdle relay at r e d e m p the state qualifying track meet at Osage on Thursday, May 15.The Warhawks tion.” missed qualifying for state in the event. (Kristi Nixon photo)

I couldn’t feel my legs, but I felt that if I wanted to make it, I had to go now...I just ran out of my head.

Girls Qualifiers 1500 – Maya Rowe, West Fork 5:13.31 (13th seed) 3,000 – Maya Rowe, West Fork 11:18.07 (7th seed) 100 hurdles – Taylor Logan, West Fork 16.39 (10th seed) Shuttle hurdle relay – Anne Jorgensen, Taylor Logan, Courtney Larson, Lindsey Peterson, West Fork 1:09.32 (6th seed) 4x200 – Madison Shreckengost, Courtney Larson, Taylor Logan, Lindsey Peterson, West Fork 1:51.47 (13th seed) 4x400 – Sydney Shreckengost, Lindsey Peterson, Taylor Logan, Courtney Larson, West Fork 4:20.13 (24th seed) High jump – Courtney Larson, West Fork 4-10 (17th seed) Distance medley – Madison Shreckengost, Lindsey Peterson, Sydney Shreckengost, Maddison Shupe, West Fork 4:30.66 (19th seed) Boys Qualifiers 800 – Drew Engebretson, West Fork 2:03.62 (15th seed) 3,200 – Peyton Twedt, West Fork 10:00.75 (8th seed) 110 hurdles – Spencer Halloran, West Fork 15.53 (13th seed)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Pioneer Enterprise

Going out on home course: West Fork golfers end season at Ridge Stone By Kristi Nixon SHEFFIELD – West Fork’s Tanner Tuttle did a lot of anxious watching at the end of the Class 2A sectional golf meet at Ridge Stone Golf Club on Friday, May 16. The Warhawk senior was hoping he’d be among the top-four scores to advance to district play on Friday, May 23. But the stellar play of AplingtonParkersburg and New Hampton kept Tuttle from moving on as he shot 84 to tie for seventh. “I was just trying to get in the top four, to see if I was close enough to have an individual score to move on,” Tuttle said. “All-around I played pretty well. I missed a few birdie putts I should have made, so I could have been better. “I knew I had the advantage of knowing what the yardage is and where the good spots are to come in from and what not to do on the green, so I felt like I had a huge advantage over everybody else.” West Fork finished fourth in the team race at 360. Only the top two teams moved on with A-P shooting 319 as a team and New Hampton 332. The Falcons’ Ian Muller, who eagled No. 7 on an incredible shot that sailed over the water, went into the hole, popped out and back in again, won a playoff with the Chickasaws’ Chase Christoph for the overall individual medal spot. “Parkersburg came out and shot really well – 319 is a good score,” Tuttle said. “That’s tough to beat, no matter who you are.” Rounding out team scoring for the Warhawks were Lucas Klang (89), Logan Plagge (90) and Preston Larson (97). “Obviously, we wish we had more people in the 80s,” Tu t t l e said. “Gunnar didn’t play as well as he normally does, that was a set-back, but it is done now – nothing can change.”

Tanner Tuttle of West Fork watches the flight of the ball off of the first tee on Friday, May 16 at Ridge Stone Golf Course in Sheffield. Tuttle was seventh in sectional play, just missing advancing to districts. (Kristi Nixon photo) Class 2A Sectional at Sheffield Team Scoring 1. Aplington-Parkersburg 319; 2. New Hampton 332; 3. Lake Mills 350; 4. West Fork 360; 5. (tie) Forest City 363; 5. (tie) St. Ansgar 363; 7. Central Springs 367; 8. Osage 375. Individual medalist – Ian Muller, Aplington-Parkersburg 74 (won playoff). Medalist runner-up – Chase Christoph, New Hampton 74. Third – Andy Smith, Aplington-Parkersburg 80. Fourth – Nick Waller, Aplington-Parkersburg 82. West Fork (360) – Tanner Tuttle 43-41 – 84; Lucas Klang 44-45 – 89; Logan Plagge 43-47 – 90; Preston Larson 48-49 – 97; Gunnar Myers 48-51 – 99; Kyle Schulz 48-49 – 100.

Myers to first team in Corn Bowl Gunnar Myers of West Fork putts on the ninth green during Class 2A sectional golf at Ridge Stone Golf Course in Sheffield on Friday, May 16. (Kristi Nixon photo)

Corn Bowl Conference Golf Team Scoring 1. Central Springs 342; 2. St. Ansgar 343; 3. West Fork 365; 4. Rockford 369; 5. North Butler 370; 6. (tie) Nashua-Plainfield 394; 6. (tie) Northwood-Kensett 394; 8. Riceville 408. First Team 1. (tie) Will Bird, Central Springs 78; 1. (tie) Ryan Turner, Rockford 78; 3. (tie) Brandon Hebel, Central Springs 83; 3. (tie) Jack Koster, St. Ansgar 83; 5. (tie) Derrick Heimer, St. Ansgar 85; 5. (tie) Gunnar Myers, West Fork 85. Second Team 7. (tie) Ramsey Kock, North Butler 86; 7. (tie) Colin Salz, St. Ansgar 86; 9. Devin Koob, Nashua-Plainfield 88; 10. (tie) Hunter Lipp, Central Springs 89; 10. (tie) Hunter Thome, St. Ansgar 89; 12. (tie) Philip Wagner, Central Springs 92; 12. (tie) Gerod Schafer, North Butler 92; 12. (tie) Jared Kramer, St. Ansgar 92; 12. (tie) Lucas Klang, West Fork 92. West Fork (365) – Gunnar Myers 42-43 – 85; Lucas Klang 47-45 – 92; Tanner Tuttle 47-47 – 94; Kyle Schulz 43-51 – 94; Preston Larson 46-52 – 98; Logan Plagge 52-50 – 102.

By Kristi Nixon ST ANSGAR – West Fork’s Gunnar Myers scored a first-team all-conference berth by shooting 85 at the Corn Bowl Conference meet hosted by Saint Ansgar on Tuesday, May 13. The meet, which was postponed a day because of weather, brought chillier conditions for the teams, but Myers was consistent with a first round of 42 and coming back on the second nine with a 43 to finish fifth overall as West Fork shot 365 as a team. Teammate Lucas Klang earned a spot on the second team with an 18hole score of 92. He improved by two strokes after shooting 47 on the first nine. The Warhawks finished third in the team race behind Central Springs (342), which had the overall medalist in Will Bird, who carded 40-38 – 78, and the host team which shot 343 and had three golfers in the top-10. Ryan Turner of Rockford tied with Bird for the top spot, shooting 38-40 – 78. Completing team scoring for coach Doug Sheriff’s squad were Tanner Tuttle and Kyle Schulz, who both completed the day with 94. Tuttle had two rounds of 47 while Schulz couldn’t match his first nine of 43 in which he parred on four holes, coming back with a 51 on the back nine. The conference meet was the final tune-up for o the Warhawks ks which hosted d the sectional golf meet on Friday, May y 16 at Ridge Stone ne Golf Course.

Senior 2-Man Best Shot winners announced Courtney Larson of West Fork clears the bar in the high jump at the state qualifying track and field meet at Osage on Thursday, May 15. Larson qualified for state in the event based on height. (Kristi Nixon photo)

By Kristi Nixon HAMPTON – Hampton Country Club held a morning and afternoon session of a Senior 2-Man Best Shot Tournament on Tuesday, May 13. Brad Mulford and Harvey Horsfall were the first flight winners in the morning with a 69 while Bill Astor and Bob Hagen took the afternoon session with a 72.

Hampton Country Club 2-Man Best Shot Results Morning First Flight: 1st place – Brad Mulford-Harvey Horsfall 69. 2nd place – Darwin HoferGene McDaniel 71. Second Flight: 1st place – Bob Kelm-Marv Siefken 75. 2nd place – Wayne Albers-Jim Neuendorf 75. Third Flight: 1st place – John Taylor-Frank Hensing 75. 2nd place – Tom Severe-Steve Humburg 82.

Afternoon First Flight: 1st place – Bill Astor-Bob Hagen 72. 2nd place – Brad Mulford-Harvey Horsfall 74. Second Flight: 1st place – Bo Blake-Fred Grawe 77. 2nd place – Mike Fenn-Jim Richardson 78. Third Flight: 1st place – Eldon PetersonStan Shook 75. 2nd place – Bill McDonaldMike-McDonald 81.

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