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How To Process Poultry Field Day Raising meat chickens and processing them on the farm can be a profitable way to add diversity to your farm – but knowing proper techniques is essential for quality, safety and animal welfare. Jason and Hannah Grimm of Grimm Family Farm, North English, added poultry to their farm enterprise mix three years ago. They invite farmers and the public to join them for an afternoon of observation and hands-on poultry processing practice at a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day they are hosting on Saturday, June 14, from 2-5 p.m., near North English. The farm is located at 2976 KK Ave., about 1.5 miles west of North English. The event, “On-Farm Poultry Processing,” is free to attend and will include a light supper after the demonstrations. The field day is sponsored by New Pioneer Food Co-op. Participants will learn the proper way to safely, humanely and cleanly kill and clean birds. Some portions will be handson, including slaughtering, scalding and plucking – so wear clothes that can get dirty. During other portions of the day, participants will get to observe other processing and cutting procedures, such as carcass evisceration, cleaning and cutting. In addition, Jason will describe each phase of the poultry enterprise: brooder, pasture, processing and marketing. “We’ve experimented with a couple of different breeds. Now we’re raising the Red Ranger breed,” Jason says. “I’m looking forward to demonstrating how we process our chickens, hearing from others how they do it and talking back and forth – I doubt our system is the best.” Jason says that on the marketing side, he sends out a communication to customers that he’ll be processing chickens on a certain day, informing customers they can purchase chickens at that time. “During the field day, we’ll process our first batch of 200 birds,” he says. “People who plan to come are welcome to place orders before the field day at grimmfarm.com, and pick their birds up at the event.” He adds that the farm’s second batch of 200 birds will be processed in September. Jason and Hannah Grimm are third generation on Grimm Family Farm. They raise corn, hay, oats, beef, poultry and dry beans. Long-term rotations and the integration of livestock keep the farm nutrient cycle intact, and minimal use of chemical herbicides helps maintain soil health. The farm markets products through the Iowa Food Cooperative, Iowa Valley Food Co-op, New Pioneer Food Co-op and direct to customers.
The I-95th US Army Reserve Unit arrived in Sigourney on Friday, June 6 to begin the community work weekend at the Town Square Park. Mark Seeley and M&M Construction along with volunteers had prepared the site for the construction of the shelter house, picnic tables and cement work. The weekend started out beautiful and several area youth joined the volunteers to help bring the long awaited vision of the Town Square Park to life. Saturday turned rainy and some of the projects weren’t able to be completed. The Town Square Park Committee has worked through the winter to raise $145,000 of its $200,000 goal to complete the project. For more information, contact a member of the Town Square Park Committee or MidWestOne Bank. Phase I, which includes the shelter and all the concrete work and landscaping, was set to be completed (weather permitting). Phase II, which includes the playground and veterans memorial, will be completed at a later date as fundraising allows.
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Keokuk County Board of Supervisors The Board of Supervisors met on Monday, June 2 at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Keokuk County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order and the tentative agenda was approved. The minutes of the pervious meeting were approved. The Board met with the Keokuk County Highway Department and approved the personnel report for Jill Moore for the part-time office position for $11 an hour. The Board approved the personnel report for Mark Seeley as the Assistant to the County Engineer for $52,000 a year. The Board reviewed and approved the Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grant Award Agreement. The Board reviewed and approved all claims. The Board met with the Sigourney Police Department to discuss the 5th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5 for the Courthouse grounds and bathrooms to be used during this event. Someone is to stay inside the Courthouse to monitor activity during the event. The Board approved this contingent upon insurance. The Board discussed and approved the personnel report for Hunter S. Varner for the part time dispatcher/jailer at the Sheriff’s Department for $10 an hour. The Board discussed and approved the personnel report for Elley K. Neuzil, part time dispatcher/jailer at the Sheriff’s Department for $10 an hour. The Board discussed and approved the personnel report for Michael L. Green for the part time temporary custodian position. The meeting was adjourned by the Board at 9:40 a.m.
Harkin’s ‘In the Footsteps of History’ Tour Visits Keokuk County, Friday Harkin Aide to Visit Keokuk County as Part of ‘In the Footsteps of History’ Tour Will see renovations made possible by Harkin Main Street Grant impact of federal funding on the community Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced his aide, Tamara Milton, is visiting Keokuk County on Friday, June 13, as part of a summer tour highlighting Harkin’s partnership with Iowa communities through the years. Community members are encouraged to attend at 1 p.m. at the Sigourney City Hall, 100 N. Main St., Sigourney.
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A good example of SAFE — food plot (corn on left), mid-level coverage and ideal winter habitat. The food plot will remain through the winter for additional coverage [photo by Robin Handy]. Below ideal density for winter habitat at 22-23” deep coverage.
Usda Offers Landowners CRP Options For Pheasants Starting June 9 Habitat loss and recent weather patterns are responsible for the decline of pheasants in Iowa. Between 1996 and 2012 Iowa lost 1.1 million acres of grassland pheasant habitat an area equal to the size of three counties. The pheasant harvest in Iowa in 1996 was 1.3 million birds in 2012 the harvest had dropped to 158,000. The only reasonable way to help recover numbers is to restore quality pheasant habitat. The Iowa Pheasant Recovery or CP 38 is a continuous CRP program that offers all the habitat types that pheasants need to survive. Landowners can offer a minimum of 20 acres or a maximum of 160 acres. Winter cover of switchgrass and
or shrubs must consist of 25% of the acres offered. An annual grain food plot is also required. The remaining acres are to be seeded to diverse mix of grasses and forbes for nesting habitat. Landowners can choose to sign up for 10 or 15 years. In order to be eligible for this program the land must have 4 years of crop history between 2008 and 2013. The annual rental rate is based on the three predominant soil types. A one-time payment of $100 an acre is available to landowners just for signing up. Landowners will receive approximately 90 percent cost share to install the grassland seedings and shrub plantings. Signup for the Pheasant SAFE is on a first come first serve basis and there are currently around 45,000 acres available in the state of Iowa at this time. Landowners
need to contact their local FSA office if they are interested as these available acres will go fast. Another option whick landowners have is the Highly Erodible Land Initiative (HELI) This Continuous CRP practice is available to landowners with cropland with an erodibility index greater than or equal to 20. This practice allows landowners to seed down there highly erodible land to various grassland types. Eligible land must have a crop history of four years between 2008 and 2013. This signup is also is available on a first come first serve basis and there are approximately 16,000 acres left in the state of Iowa. For more questions on these CRP programs contact your local FSA office or Jason Gritsch Private Lands Wildlife Technician at (641) 622- 3380.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Gone Fishing! In honor of Father’s Day and National Fishing Week, Manor House residents and Deer View Manor tenants enjoyed two fun filled days fishing at Lake Belva Deer [photos submitted].
Capt. Aaron Berg, of Sigourney, who serves as deputy chief of ANSF Medical Development, Regional Command (South) and 4th Infantry Division, talks with Australian Army Warrant Officer 2 Neil Atkins, 205th Coalition Advisory Team medical adviser, in the Garrison Support Unit clinic of 1st Brigade, 205th Corps, Afghan National Army, on Camp Hero, Afghanistan, June 1, 2014. Berg and Atkins are two of the three-man ANSF Medical Development team that has been working with ANA medical personnel to help them build sustainable practices and training programs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brock Jones)
Leroy “Buster” Brown (Sigourney) with his fish.
Don Hahn (Keota) Capt. Aaron Berg, of Sigourney, exchanges contact information with Sgt. Maj. Ali Asghar Hussaini, 205th Corps Surgeon sergeant major, Afghan National Army, at the Garrison Support Unit clinic of 1st Brigade, 205th Corps, on Camp Hero June 1, 2014. Berg and Hussaini have been working together to build sustainable ANSF medical practices and training programs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brock Jones)
4th Infantry Division Medical Officers Help Ansf Develop Sustainable Medical Practices ISAF Regional Command South Story by Sgt. 1st Class Brock Jones KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – When Capt. Aaron Berg and his interpreter, flanked by a security detail, walk into the Garrison Support Unit clinic of 1st Brigade, 205th Corps, Afghan National Army, on Camp Hero, Afghanistan, it’s obvious he’s been here before. He greets Afghan soldiers by name, even asking one about his workout at the gym on a previous night. Those with whom Berg has been working more closely greet him with handshakes and hugs. Berg and his interpreter, Haroon, are invited into 205th Corps surgeon Col. Mohhakim Zahidi’s office. “So how’s everything going with your planning for the runoff elections?” Berg asks after an exchange of pleasantries, getting to the business at hand. Berg is a medical service corps officer from Sigourney, Iowa, currently serving as deputy chief of the Afghan National Security Forces Medical Development team, which falls under the Regional Command (South) and 4th Infantry Division Surgeon section. Maj. James Schmid, senior physician assistant, RC(S) and 4th Infantry Division, is chief of the three-man team in charge of the work he, Berg and Australian Army Warrant Officer 2 Neil Atkins have been doing now for nearly a year. Berg is a prior-enlisted Army reservist who served for six years, which included a tour to Iraq, during the early years of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 308th Quartermaster Company. He said 9/11 pushed him to enlist in 2002, but it was the camaraderie and sense of greater purpose he found in serving that compelled him to become an officer through ROTC. He commissioned in May 2010 and has been stationed at Fort Carson for four years, serving in a variety of medical officer positions, most recently
as a battalion medical officer and company executive officer, until the 4th Infantry Division Surgeon section brought him in to deploy to Afghanistan. “This job allows me to interact with Afghans and assist them to improve their situation,” Berg said. Lt. Col. Christian Richards, deputy surgeon, RC(S), 4th Infantry Division, said one of the main efforts of the Division Surgeon section has been ANSF medical development. “We knew they had some shortfalls and needed some assistance with medical sustainability,” he said. To help the ANSF establish those sustainable practices, Richards said Schmid, Berg and Atkins have done a lot of hard work. One of the successes Richards singled out is the Medical Operations Planning course, one of a handful of courses they have created that range from higher-level medical operations, to training that teaches soldiers how to deal with injuries at the lowest levels of care, such as Combat Lifesaver training, combat medic training and Tactical Combat Casualty Care. All the courses they’ve developed and conducted with the ANSF are designed so those who become proficient in the tasks then train other soldiers. “We try to create train-thetrainer courses to make the training sustainable,” said Schmid. “If you just teach people the skills, without training people who can continue the courses, you’ve lost an opportunity to make lasting change,” he said. This focus on training the Afghan soldiers in a way they can then teach their own people has been one of the ANSF Medical Development team’s most important accomplishments, said Richards. “Having those guys in those units being trained, so they can teach those classes in the future to their folks is a big success,” he said.
Above-left (middle): Larry and Zelda Clubb (South English); Above: Wes Krumm (Thornburg) and Right: Maxine Dugger (What Cheer) and Nadyne Roland (What Cheer) wait patiently for a bite. The ANSF Medical Development team has also created a medical evacuation card that describes first-line medical care and evacuation steps in Pashtu and Dari—much like the U.S. 9-line medevac procedures - that includes graphics for those who cannot read. They’ve created and printed posters that explain and visually show how personal protective equipment should be worn. And they are in the process of finishing a medical operations planning flip book, with Col. Zahidi’s and his staff’s guidance, which they hope to have in the hands of ANA medical planners soon. “I would say ANSF Medical Development team has been successful because the fatality rates (among ANA wounded in action) have dropped by about 10 percent since we’ve been here,” said Richards. He also said that the 205th Corps has more CLS trained soldiers than they’ve had in recent times, and ANSF Medical Development has assisted the 205th Corps in acquiring approximately 2,000 medical aid bags. As Schmid sees it, his team’s success can be seen in the progress made by the Afghans in three main areas. “The ANSF have increasingly been performing their own casualty evacuations, providing treatment in their own facilities, and the fatality rates of wounded ANSF are dropping,” he said. “We’ve actually had a lot of short term successes that I hope will continue.” The surgeon’s office at Camp Hero where Berg meets with Zahidi and his staff is decorat-
ed with the usual official adornments: a centralized photograph of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, maps, copies of some of the posters Berg and his team helped create and print. Next to Zahidi, who is seated in an armchair near the room’s only window, stands a five-foot-tall armoire that houses, among the books, papers and photos, an Army Commendation Medal certificate. On top of the armoire is a framed keepsake from the Australian army. With the official meeting now over, Berg reaches into his pocket and pulls out another bit of memorabilia for Zahidi, to show the ANA surgeon his gratitude for all the work they’ve done together: A 4th Infantry Division Ivy Leaf patch and one of Berg’s Ranger tabs. Zahidi graciously accepts them. On his way out the door, Berg runs into Sgt. Maj. Ali Asghar Hussaini, 205th Corps Surgeon sergeant major, whom he met during the first medical operations planning course, and spends a moment expressing his gratitude to Hussaini for his leadership. With less than a month remaining on his tour, Berg knows he might not get a chance to see his ANA friends again before he heads home, so he takes a moment to exchange contact information with Hussaini so they can stay in touch. In watching Berg’s interactions with Hussaini and the other ANA soldiers, it becomes apparent that Schmid’s, Berg’s and Atkinson’s success is not about posters or booklets or training courses but about helping fellow soldiers.
Volunteers Advocates Needed For Local Long-Term Care Residents The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is seeking volunteers for its new Volunteer Ombudsman Program (VOP). The VOP wishes to place 1-2 volunteers in every nursing facility, residential care facility, and elder group home in Iowa. Volunteer Ombudsmen are trained, certified volunteers that visit one local longterm care facility to advocate for residents’ rights. This includes visiting with residents about their quality of care and quality of life in the facility and seeking to resolve their concerns. This unique and rewarding opportunity requires a minimum commitment of three hours per month for one year. Skills necessary include a friendly disposition, active listening, collaborative problem solving, and a strong appreciation for older Iowans and Iowans with disabilities. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Previous experience in health care is not required. Certain conflicts of interest may prevent some people from serving, including current employees of long-term care facilities and their family members. The benefits of becoming a Volunteer Ombudsman include: · Training, resources, and continuing support from the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s Office; · Rewarding relationships
with long-term care residents; · A flexible schedule—volunteers are able to conduct their service as it suits their lifestyle; and, · The opportunity to learn more about navigating the system of long-term care. New volunteer trainings are scheduled around the state this summer, including Des Moines (July 8 and 10), Fort Madison (July 16), Dubuque (July 17), Marshalltown (July 22), Waverly (July 24), Cherokee (July 29), Ottumwa (July 30), Davenport (August 5), Red Oak (August 7), Fort Dodge (August 12), and Lamoni (August 14). Makeup trainings may be offered as needed. Interested persons must submit a volunteer application prior to attending training. To learn more about the Volunteer Ombudsman Program, and to request an application, contact Sarah Hinzman, Volunteer Ombudsman Program Coordinator at 866-236-1430, or visit the VOP website at www.iowaaging.gov/vop. The mission of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is to protect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of individuals residing in long-term care by investigating complaints, seeking resolution to problems, and providing advocacy with the goal of enhancing quality of life and care.
Soil and Water District Scholarships Awarded
Wednesday, Wednesday, June April 11, 23, 2014 2014
Area Students Named Students Named To To WPU Dean’s List WPU President’s List William Penn University announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.89 on a 4.0 scale. Area students named to the Dean’s List are: Kimberly Sue Lambert, Delta; Dylan James Detweiler, Keota; Tori Lynn Albaugh, Sigourney and Andrew Jonathan Thomas, What Cheer.
Sieren Receives Degree From NW Missouri State Jessica Horras
The Keokuk County Soil and Water Conservation District, along with the Conservation Districts of Iowa Auxiliary, sponsored the 2014 High School Scholarship contest. The Keokuk County Soil and Water Conservation District presented two $100 scholarships this year. The top scholarship recipient selected and forwarded to the Regional scholarship committee, was Jessica Horras and Pekin Community School. Also selected to receive a scholarship
was Gretchen Witzenburg of Sigourney Community School. Jessica Horras is a 2014 Pekin High School graduate. She is the daughter of Brian and Deb Horras of Ollie. Jessica plans to attend Iowa State University and major in Ag Business. Gretchen Witzenburg is a 2014 Sigourney High School graduate. She is the daughter of Doug and Loretta Witzenburg. Gretchen plans to attend Dordt College to major in the AgriBusiness.
The Office of the Registrar and the Graduate School at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., have released the names of students who completed requirements for degrees at the conclusion of the 2014 spring trimester. Bryce Anthony Sieren of Keota completed his B.S. degree in Agricultural Science. Northwest offers 135 undergraduate programs and 36 master’s programs. The Business, Education, Geography and Agriculture departments graduate the largest number of students each year.
Keswick United Methodist Women Meet at Fellowship Hall Keswick United Methodist Women met on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Fellowship Hall. Devotions were taken from the Upper Room, Phil. 3:13, as we journey our lives both from behind and forward. Prayer concerns were shared for Dee Bowman, the Edmundson and Dugger families. Jo Ann Moore led the group for the UMW Purpose, the Christian and American flags. Cards were signed for members Norma DeBont and Dee Bowman. Roll call was answered by 12 present with scripture and sharing of elementary schools attended. Minutes of the preceding meeting were read with no corrections. The treasurer’s report
was given. Judie Ulin shared from the Missionary Prayer Calendar. Mission Kit information is on the table with kit supplies due at the October meeting. Jo Ann Moore read Response Moment, and shared that Program Resource Books are on display for readers to enjoy. Committee Reports are due to the district; the secretary will complete and mail. A thank you communication was ready from Daniel and Mary Storm. It was noted on July 5 a luncheon will be served at the church due to the burial service of Keith Gibson. All UMW members who are available may assist in the kitchen. Contact Janet Wade for further instruction.
With no further business, the meeting was closed with the Lord’s Prayer, followed by the Program, “Preparing for Mission in our Time.” Scripture was based on the Book of Esther, an orphan, and the difficult purpose of her life. Connie shared examples of the mission the unit is involved in, as well as the history of women in Keswick Methodist church from 1983. Verna Ridenour accompanied the group for the hymn, “Here I am, Lord.” Martha Schlcht, hostess, served refreshments. The July 3rd meeting will begin with a 1 p.m. lunchmeal served by hostess Karen Sharper. The regular meeting will follow with Judie Ulin giving the program.
William Penn University announed the students named to the President’s List for the spring 2014 semester. To be included on the President’s List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a minimum grade point average of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale. Area students named to the President’s List are: Maggie Rae Sauer, Delta; Kimberly Amanda Brisby and Bridgette D. Jackson, Hedrick; Emily Ann Hinnah, Matthew David McLaughlin and Klynt Russell Weber, Sigourney.
Students Graduate From Iowa State Students received degrees at Iowa State University’s spring commencement ceremonies. Iowa State awarded 3,357 undergraduate degrees, 413 master’s degrees, 147 veterinary medicine degrees and 104 doctor of philosophy degrees. Of the students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 901 graduated “With Distinction” (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum lade). A total of 105 students graduated as members of the Honors Program. Following are area students receiving degrees: Joanna Hodder, Keota, B.A. - Bachelor of Arts, English, Magna Cum Laude. Austin Christner, Keswick, B.S. - Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering. Brittany Kirkpatrick, Keswick, B.S. - Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cum Laude. Andrew Neff, Ollie, B.S. - Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Studies.
Witzenburg Receives Dordt Scholarship Gretchen Witzenburg of Sigourney, has been awarded instrumental music and Presidential scholarships from Dordt College as an incoming freshman. Scholarship details are available at www.dordt.edu/ admissions/financial_aid/ scholarships/all.shtml. Deadlines for all Articles and Advertising in The News-Review are Friday at 5:00 p.m.
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85th Birthday! Family and Friends Are Invited To Celebrate On
Sunday, June 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. United Presbyterian Home, Washington
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Oskaloosa City Band, Crooked Creek Crop A 150 Year Tradition Cover Applications The Oskaloosa City Band members are excited to perform on the bandstand Thursday night at 8 p.m. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Oskaloosa City Band. To commemorate this momentous year, during each weekly performance, concertgoers will have the opportunity to sign up for a prize drawing. Gift certificates from Oskaloosa restaurants and retailers will be given away at each concert. The Oskaloosa City Band is a diverse group, ranging in age from high school students to those enjoying their retirement years. Most members live locally, with a few members joining the band from New Sharon and Sigourney. Sigourney residents Rhonda Wehr (french horn), Gidget Utterback (alto sax) as well as Lynn Reasor (french horn) who is sitting out due health reasons are members along with Sigourney natives Doug Nimtz (tuba), Tom Richardson (trumpet), Sharon (Peiffer) Hammes (clarinet) and Bruce Peiffer (director). The band will play a variety of music, including: marches, show tunes and the traditional “fiery overture based on a Western theme”. This week, Andrea Dursky will lend her vocal talents on a few pieces, including: “If I Loved You”, “Surrey With the Fringe on Top”, and “June is Bustin’ Out All Over”. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, friends and neighbors to spend an evening on Oskaloosa’s historic square. Weekly concerts will continue throughout the summer, ending in mid-August. For additional information, like the “Oskaloosa City Band Fan Page” on Facebook and at Osky_City_Band on Twitter.
The Arc Board of Directors Meets, Finalize Fair Plans The Board of Directors of The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties met recently at the Fairfield First United Methodist Church to finalize plans for participation in the County Fair and other business as usual. President Brian Simmons presided over the meeting. Kathy Henry will schedule workers for the booths at the County Fair being held June 25-29. Darlene Vorhies is acquiring silent auction items again, with assistance from Sheila & Scott Clements, David & Julie Glueck, Mary Sue Hoaglin, Linda Hinshaw, Brian Simmons, and Jeannine Simmons. The Arc will raffle a 39” Flat Screen TV, with tickets being sold at the Fair. Henry also read a thank you from Camp Courageous for the recent donation, and thank-you’s from three Van Buren High School students for the graduation card and check, and from Lisa Doak for supporting her son all these years. In other business, Barb Withrow reported the following donations received prior to May 29: Peggy Rogers, MidWestOne Bank (for Special Olympics Team Fairfield), Mary Fleig, Veterans of Foreign Wars #2271 Auxiliary, and the following specifically for camperships: American Pest Control, Bob’s Automotive, Fairfield Dental Clinic, Gamrath-Doyle & Associates, Lori’s Decorating & Consulting, Paintline Inc., Peak Performance, Raymond Funeral Home, Schaus-Vorhies Contracting, Schaus-Vorhies Kleaning, and Schaus-Vorhies Manufacturing. Also, Wal-Mart
Foundation through their Scott Clements and their employee volunteer program. Others having donated since May 29th will be listed following the upcoming Annual Meeting. Gary and Kathy Henry donated the cost of printing new local Arc brochures. Withrow also reported The Arc 990 tax return has been completed and filed, and mileage plus other expenses involved with local athletes participating in State Special Olympics Games has been disbursed. Brian Simmons, Special Olympics coach, reported he will accompany Ronnie Withrow June 14-21 to participate in he National Special Olympics competition in Power Lifting with Team Iowa, being held in New Jersey. Ronnie has sold many t-shirts to help raise funds for the Team, and recently held a fundraiser at Four Square Church to help with his personal expenses. Mary Sue Hoaglin reported Micah Harris from Fairfield High School and Nick Stiles from Van Buren High School received The Arc Susan Presley scholarships. Both recipients have been invited to attend The Arc’s Annual General Membership meeting to be held at the Fairfield Public Library on June 19 at 7 p.m. during which election will take place of officers and directors for the coming year beginning July 1, 2014. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. The next meeting of The Arc Board of Directors is Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. on on the 2nd floor of the First United Methodist Church.
Funds are now available to plant cover crops on land located in the watershed of the West Fork of Crooked Creek. Cost share is 50%, not to exceed $25 per acre. The maximum acres per producer are 80 acres. Applications will be ranked and based on the following items: agreeing to plant cover crops for two years on equal or more acres before December 31, 2016; proximity to stream, dominant soil, and termination method. The cutoff date for the first round of applications is June 30, 2014 and the cutoff date for the second round is August 29, 2014. This cover crop signup is part of the West Fork Crooked Creek Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative. This initiative is a demonstration project with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy that reduces erosion and nutrient runoff in the state while improving the hypoxic area in the Gulf of Mexico. To apply for funding, inquire about cost share or other questions, contact the Washington County SWCD office at 1621 East Washington in Washington (319-653-6654) or the Keokuk County SWCD office at 607 East Jackson in Sigourney (641-6223380).
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June 11: Ana Bos; Brian Foubert; Robb Boze; Steve Gatton June 12: David Bos; Margaret Bird; Megan Striegel June 13: Dave Decker; Mya Yamakie; Trenton DeJong June 14: Amy Hauschild-Bird; April McKain; Mark Riffel; Rita Streigel June 15: Brandyn Neville; Chris VanPatten; Diane Kitzman; Frank Coppersmith; Samatha Schlesselman; Sullivan Stanley June 16: Ryan Hull June 17: Cheryl Hemsley; Jennifer Phillips; Joe Steadham; Josh VanZee; Steve McAdams June 18: Adam Josephson; Ben Mauer; Eric Chad DeBoef; Gary Randell Schultz June 19: Shayla Bair June 20: Cory Kitzman; Louise Erwin; Shanoah Sullivan; Stacy DeBoef-Picard June 21: Alyssa Striegel; Chad Little June 22: Troy Hauschild June 23: Jason Henderson; Katie Josephson; Sharon Mercer June 24: Austin Duncan; Greg Jergens; Marilyn Baird; Silver Ann Stout June 25: Cael Thomas Grove; Jame Sears; Jeremi Wurtz; Macy Schmidt; Ruthie Molyneux; Zola Molyneux
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
~ Pierce ~
Ruth Pierce, 86, of Barnes City, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Funeral Services were Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Chapel in What Cheer. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery near What Cheer immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to the Hospice Serenity House. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.hollandcoblefuneralhomes.com. Ruth Pierce, daughter of Edwin and Ethel (Thomas)
~ Rodriquez ~
Carol Rodriquez, 70, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014. A funeral service was held Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in What Cheer. Burial was in the Garrett Cemetery at Delta. Memorial contributions may be made to National Breast Cancer Foundation. Friends may sign the online guestbook at hollandcoblefuneralhomes. com. Carol Sue Rodriquez was born in Oskaloosa on December 24,
Ross, was born on December 2, 1927. She grew up helping her parents on the family farm where she enjoyed riding horses and music. On September 1, 1945, she married her true love, Farrell Pierce in Sigourney. Together they continued to farm at the home place near Gibson. She was a hardworking farmwife and a loving mother to their children. Throughout her time here with us she always held on to her love of music. Ruth enjoyed playing the guitar, country music, and dancing. Ruth loved John Wayne movies and the music of Ernest Tubb. She passed her work ethic and love of music on to her family. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Farrell Pierce (2002); one brother, George Ross, and a grandson, Willie Pierce. Left to honor her memory and carry on her tradition is her son, Frank (Tammy) Pierce of Gibson; three daughters, Cathy (Vern) Fair of Oskaloosa, Betty (Larry) Current of Oskaloosa, and Margie Pierce of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters, Gladys, Marie and Ethel, as well as, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. 1943, the daughter of Lloyd and Elma Ulin Saris. She was a1961 graduate of What Cheer High School. Carol then moved to Cedar Rapids where she began working for Turner Radio. Later in 1962, she joined Collins Radio and began working as an editor/composer. Carol retired after thirty-seven years with the company as a lead editor. In 1963, she married Gary Lee Rodriquez. To this union one son was born. Carol raised her son as a single mother. To her this meant providing her son with the best education she could; making certain he was able to go on trips with friends and family and most importantly, teaching her son how to become a man people will respect. She was known to be stubborn and sometimes bullheaded. Carol’s pride in life was being the best mother she could possibly be. She is preceded in death by her parents. Carol is survived by her son, Brad (Rosita) Rodriquez of Iowa City; a brother, Tom (Darleen) Sarvis of Dubuque; three nephews: Brian (Angela) Sarvis, John (Amy) Saris, and Andy Falco; a niece, Andrea Falco; two sisters-in-law, Carmen and Gloria; three great nephews and a great niece.
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Funeral services for Nikki Dugger, 41, of Keswick were on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in What Cheer. Burial was in the McFarlan Cemetery at What Cheer. Memorial contributions may be made in her children’s name. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.hollandcoblefuneralhomes.com. Nicole Lavone Dugger was born July 1, 1972, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Dean and Doris Woodsmall Dugger. She was a
Weather Review The following report is compiled by Doug Flanders, Sigourney’s official weather observer and includes the date, high, low and precipitation readings. HI LO Tuesday, June 3 83 59 Wednesday, June 4 81 63 Precip. - 1.03 Thursday, June 5 75 56 Friday, June 6 74 57 Saturday, June 7 82 63 Sunday, June 8 71 56 Precip. - .61 Monday, June 9 68 56
Police Log The Police Log is a brief summary of the activities/arrest/ tickets from previous week as submitted by Sigourney Police Chief, Allan Glandon. Criminal charges are mere accusations and the accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 05-26-2014 2:26 a.m.: Called to a fight in the 100 block of North Jefferson, incident under investigation. 7:30 p.m.: Received report of trespass in the 600 block of Ringgold, spoke to parties involved. 05-27-2014 12:35 p.m.: Received report of child custody issues, informed individual the issue was civil. 2:54 p.m.: Issued warning for No Brake Lights. 6:40 p.m.: Issued warning for Malfunctioning Brake Lights. 9:45 p.m.: Received report of a fire in the 1100 block of South Main, spoke to resident who indi-
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1990 graduate of Tri-County High School and later attended Iowa School of Beauty. Nikki worked at Regis Hair Salon for ten years before becoming a manager at Cost Cutters. Most recently, she worked at Home Town Market in Keswick. Nikki enjoyed riding horses, hunting, slow pitch softball and attending her children’s sporting activities. She always had a smile on her face, and more often than not, was on her phone talking to someone. Nikki also enjoyed her crazy hair, tattoos, big earrings, pink camo and wearing her hooker boots. Her pride in life was, without doubt, her children. She did her best to annoy them by wearing her daughters’ clothes but was always there to listen. Nikki was a great mom, who maybe didn’t cook so well, but loved her children unconditionally. She is preceded in death by her father, Gerald Dean Dugger; a brother, Rick Dugger and a sister, Rhoda Dugger. Nikki’s legacy will be cherished by her mother, Doris Dugger of Sigourney; her three children: Alexis Little, Mersadie Little and Lincoln Little, all of What Cheer; a sister, Tammy (Aaron) Streigle of Sigourney and her two granddogs, Herky and Miley. cated the fire was recreational. 05-28-2014 12:37 p.m.: Received report of suspicious person in the 500 block of West Oak, located individual selling vacuums, told them to get a solicitors permit. 6:07 p.m.: Called to the 400 block of Keller to assist in removing a turtle from resident’s yard. 05-29-2014 5:39 p.m.: Spoke to minor driving moped on the sidewalk in the 700 block of South Main, told minor to take it home. 10:45 p.m.: Assisted Sheriff’s Department with a call in Webster. 05-30-2014 3:18 p.m.: Issued warning for Speed. 5:29 p.m.: Funeral traffic control at Jackson and Shuffleton. 6:29 p.m.: Issued warning for No License Plates. 05-31-2014 12:31 a.m.: Issued warning for Taillight Out. 11:00 a.m.: Called to the 400 block of West South for a dispute, spoke to parties involved. 3:19 p.m.: Received report of individual driving though yards in the 400 block of West Pleasant Valley, spoke to individual. 6:30 p.m.: Issued citation to Colton A. Hammes, of Iowa City, for Failure to Wear/ Maintain Safety Belt at Main and Jackson. 8:38 p.m.: Issued warning for Headlight Out. 9:36 p.m.: Called to the 200 block of East Elm for runaway child, child was located the next day in Kansas. 06-01-2014 3:13 p.m.: Issued citation to Ryan L. Schulte, of Harper, for Failure to Wear/Maintain Safety Belt in the 300 block of North Main. 5:45 p.m.: Called to the 100 block of West South for a dis-
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pute, spoke to parties involved. 5:45 p.m.: Called to the 300 block of East Jackson for a theft from a vehicle, incident under investigation. 06-02-2014 9:30 a.m.: Caught loose dog in the 100 block of South Main, took dog to vet’s office, owner later claimed dog. 3:59 p.m.: Received report of utility line down at Hwy. 92 and 200th Ave, utility company was contacted. 6:09 p.m.: Called to the 300 block of East Marion for a 911 hang up, unable to locate anyone in the area. 9:05 p.m.: Issued warning for No Taillights. 9:54 p.m.: Issued warning for Taillight Out. 6-3-2014 6:42 p.m.: Issued warning for Expired Registration. 10:22 p.m.: Called to the 1100 block of South Main for a complaint about barking dogs, spoke to owner. 06-04-2014 2:04 p.m.: Called to the 700 block of South Shuffleton to remove a snake from residence yard.
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4:40 p.m.: Spoke to individual that was smoking on the courthouse lawn, informed them smoking was not allowed on the premises. 5:37 p.m.: Received report of a loose dog in the 400 block of East Spring, owner picked up dog. 6:47 p.m.: Issued warning for Brake Light Out. 6:55 p.m.: Issued warning for golf cart parking on grass area at Legion Park, informed driver golf carts must park in vehicular areas. 06-05-2014 2:35 p.m.: Received report of stolen bicycle in the 100 block of East Marion, incident under investigation. 6:02 p.m.: Called to the Legion Park ball field for participants causing a disturbance during a game stood by for remainder of game. 8:13 p.m.: Called to the 200 block of West Elm for a dispute, informed parties the issue was civil. 11:03 p.m.: Called to the 100 block of South Stuart for a small fire, asked resident to put it out. 06-06-2014 1:53 a.m.: Assisted with a medical call in the 700 block of East Elm. 1:47 p.m.: Received report of missing dogs in the 400 block of East Washington, dogs returned home later. 2:27 p.m.: Issued warning for Speed. 3:06 p.m.: Issued warning for Speed. 9:57 p.m.: Received report of a burglary in Hedrick, referred individual to Sheriff’s Department. 11:49 p.m.: Received report of a possible counterfeit bill in the 800 block of East Jackson, incident under investigation. 11:55 p.m.: Received report of gas drive off in the 800 block of East Jackson, incident under investigation. 06-08-2014 7:07 p.m.: Called to the 400 block of East Washington for a complaint about smoke, spoke to resident. 7:19 p.m.: Called to the 300 block of South Stuart for a dispute, informed parties the issue was civil. 8:30 p.m.: Called to the 300 block of North Main for a driving complaint, spoke to parties involved. 9:20 p.m.: Observed a child sitting near the road at Main and South, spoke to parents. 11:00 p.m.: Assisted Sheriff’s Department at the Keokuk County Health Center.
Calendar Sigourney Warning System Outdoor warning system testing is the first and third Friday of each month through September between 9-9:30 a.m. unless weather is threatening at the time. Bi-Monthly 4 C’s Event Cookies, Coffee, Cards, and Conversation (4 C’s) is Thursday, June 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Deer View Manor. This is the second Bi-Monthly 4 C’s Event and all are welcome to attend. Toddler Time Sigourney Public Library’s June Toddler Story Time for infant through pre-school children is Monday, June 16 and 23 from 11-11:30 a.m. SPL FIZZ, boom, read! Sigourney Public Library summer reading program reading logs are available and accepted at the SPL. 4th-8th grade is Tuesday, June 17 and 24; 2nd3rd grade is Wednesday, June 11, 18 and 25; K-1st grade is Thursday, June 12, 19 and 26. harkin aide in sigourney Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) aide Tamara Milton, is visiting in Keokuk County at Sigourney City Hall, 100 No. Main St., Sigourney, on Friday, June 13 at 1 p.m. The visit is part of a summer tour highlighting Harkin’s partnership with Iowa communities through the years. Tween Movie Night Tween Movie Night for 4th6th graders is Friday, June 13, 20 and 27 at the Sigourney Public Library form 6 to 7:45 p.m. marital bliss seminar New Life Fellowship in Keswick is hosting a Marital Bliss Relationship Seminar on Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. Speakers are Pastors Larry and Dixie Low. Anyone wishing to attend may contact Denise Render at 319667-5094 to register. Vets Memorial Auction Keota Veterans Memorial Auction is Saturday, June 14 at 12 noon on Broadway Street in Keota. Keota Brass Keota Brass is performing at the Sigourney Manor House on Wednesday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Catholic Mass The Sigourney Manor House is holding Catholic Mass on Thursday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. TRICARE MOBILE OFFICE A Veteran’s TRICARE Mobile Office is available on Thursday, June 19 from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Camp Dodge Building 3548 in the service members support center in Johnston. SPL Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigators are at the Sigourney Public Library on Saturday, June 21 from 3-5:15 p.m. WC Opera House The What Cheer Opera House Band performs Country Variety Show Saturday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. Hunter’s Education Hunter’s Education is Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m.4:30 p.m. at Keokuk County Sportsmen’s Club. Sign-up at the Recorder’s office or online. figure 8 racing at expo Keokuk County Expo Raceway Figure 8 Racing is Saturday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Keokuk County Expo Raceway in Sigourney. For more information contact John Webb, 641660-4054 or Ron Collins, 641634-2160 or 641-660-6343. ev history center Bill Anderson is presenting In Search of Ancient Americans on Sunday, June 22 at 2 p.m. at English Valley History Center, 108 N. Main St., North English. No admission is charged, but donations are accepted. Manor House Dance The Stan Knipfer Band is playing on Sunday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sigourney Manor House.
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4-H Clubs Prepare Planters Bethel United Methodist Church Pastor LuAnn Benge 319-456-3105
WC BAPTIST BIBLE SCHOOL What Cheer Baptist Church annual Vacation Bible School, “More, More About Jesus”, is June 23, 24 and 25 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Bible School is under the direction of Jane Larson. All area children may attend this event at no charge.
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Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10:30 a.m. Alive at Five every 1st and 3rd Sunday evening at 5 p.m.
harness racing in wc Harness Racing is Saturday, June 28 at 12:30 p.m. at the What Cheer Fairgrounds. Local drivers from Sigourney, What Cheer, Oskaloosa and Grinnell will compete for the $8,000 purse in the ten events. SIGOURNEY SWIM TEAM Sigourney Swim Team is beginning practice on Monday, June 30 at the Sigourney Municipal Swimming Pool. Anyone interested in signing up for swim team may do so at the first practice. For more information contact Alisha deRegnier, 641-777-7326, Amy Molyneux, 641-622-2404, or Stephanie Atwood, 641-790-1933. MITCH GOUDY AT KC FAIR’ The 2014 Keokuk County Fair in What Cheer will open with a Mitch Goudy concert on Thursday night, July 10, at 7 pm in the What Cheer Opera House. Goudy was named CMA 2014 “Who New to Watch”. Tickets are now available in What Cheer at Ridgeway Hardware & Thomas Grocery, as well as from Earl McKay or Barb Masterson and in Delta at Delta Grocery. Manor House SING-A-LONG Sing-A-Long at Manor House Care Center is every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Tops Meeting Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at the Extension office at KC Expo on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. Sigourney City Council Sigourney’s City Council meets every first and third Wednesday normally at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Expo Board of Directors Keokuk County Board of Directors meet every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the KC Extension Conference Room at the KC Expo. Keokuk Co. Supervisors The Keokuk County Supervisors meet weekly on Mondays at 8 a.m. at the Keokuk County Courthouse board room. Sigourney School Board Sigourney’s School Board meets the second Wednesday of every month at the District Office, 300 West Kelly St., Sigourney at 6 p.m. spl Board of Trustees The Sigourney Public Library’s Board of Trustees meet the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the SPL. KC Public Health Keokuk County Public Health Immunization Clinic is the third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 4 p.m. This is a free clinic for individuals with out insurance or underinsured. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Saturday at 12 noon at the Methodist Church, 4th Street, Kalona. Care Center Happenings Bingo at Sigourney Care Center is Tuesdays at 2 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend. Knitting with Karen Knitting with Karen is Tuesdays from 2-5 p.m. at the Sigourney Public Library. Food Pantry Keokuk County Community Services food referrals is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Courthouse in Sigourney. NEWS-REVIEW DEADLINES The News-Review deadlines for all articles, classified ads and display advertising are Friday at 5 p.m.
Delta Christian Church Henry Goetz, Lay Pastor 641-799-4800 Worship: Sunday at 9 a.m.
Delta United Methodist Church Vince Homan, Pastor Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday School for Elementary age children at 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Megan Striegel and Mackenzie Sieren of the Riverside 4-H Club planting their club’s planter. Keokuk County 4-H members and leaders used their green thumbs on Saturday May 31 at the Expo Fairgrounds in Sigourney. Flowers donated from the Tri-County, Pekin, Sigourney, and Keota FFA Chapter greenhouses were planted into flowerpots provided by the Expo Fair Board. Each 4-H club plants a flower pot and is responsible for caring and watering of the planter until the last day of the fair. The 4-H Flower Pot Auction is an annual fundraiser that is held during the Expo County Fair Queen Contest. The plant-
ers are auctioned off to 4-H supporters, with all proceeds going back to the Keokuk County 4-H Clubs. This annual fundraiser is made possible by our local FFA chapters, Expo Fair Board, and great 4-H supporters. The 2014 Keokuk County Expo will be held July 15 through 19 with the 4-H Planter Auction being held on Thursday July 17. For more information about supporting or volunteering for the Keokuk County 4-H Program, please contact Michele Sieren at the Keokuk County Extension Office at 641-622-2680.
Sigourney Schools New Life Fellowship Sports and Activities Marriage Seminar Wednesday, June 11: Junior High baseball vs. Tri-County at Sigourney, 10 a.m.; Junior High softball vs. Tri-County at Sigourney, 10 a.m.; Varsity baseball vs. Montezuma Community at Sigourney, 6 p.m.; Varsity softball vs. Montezuma Community at Sigourney, 6 p.m. Friday, June 13: Varsity baseball vs. North Mahaska Jr.Sr. at North Mahaska, 6 p.m.; Varsity softball vs. North Mahaska Jr.-Sr. at North Mahaska, 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Varsity Softball Tournament at Eddyville-Blakesburg, 10 a.m. Monday, June 16: Junior High baseball vs. BGM at Sigourney, 10 a.m.; Junior High softball vs. BGM at Sigourney, 10 a.m.; Varsity doubleheader softball vs. BGM at Sigourney, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 18: Junior High baseball vs. Iowa Valley at Iowa Valley, 10 a.m.; Junior High softball vs. Iowa Valley Community at Iowa Valley Community High, 10 a.m.; Varsity baseball vs. Keota at Sigourney, 6 p.m.; Varsity doubleheader softball vs. Keota at Keota, 6 p.m.
Sigourney Swim Team Practice To Begin Sigourney Swim Team is beginning practice on Monday, June 30 at the Sigourney Municipal Swimming Pool. Anyone interested in signing up for swim team may do so at the first practice. For more information contact Alisha deRegnier, 641-7777326, Amy Molyneux, 641-6222404, or Stephanie Atwood, 641-790-1933.
Arc Annual Meeting At Fairfield Library The general membership of The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties will hold the annual meeting at the Fairfield Public Library meeting room on Thursday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. Primary on the agenda will be the election of officers and directors for the coming official year beginning July 1, 2014, final plans for the County Fair booths and raffle, plus other business as needed. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting, or other meetings of The Arc. For further information about The Arc or this meeting, contact Darlene Vorhies at 641-472-4449 or Brian Simmons at 641-9194004.
New Life Fellowship in Keswick is hosting a marriage seminar on Saturday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided at noon. The seminar, led by Pastors Larry and Dixie Low, founders of ZOE Ministries and Master’s Touch, is entitled “A Marital Bliss Relationship Seminar – Building a Marriage Made in Heaven While Enjoying it Here on Earth.” Participants at the seminar will learn what real love is and how simple it is to love as Jesus loved us. They will come to understand God’s perfect plan for all marriages and relationships as they learn the four common causes of all communication failure, how to properly deal with the negative emotions that destroy intimacy, how to meet their spouse’s emotional needs, and how to bring perfect peace into their homes and marriages. To register or to obtain more information, contact Denise Render at 319-667-5094.
Senior Citizen Menu June 12 through June 18 All meals are served with fortified bread, margarine and two percent milk. There is a suggested donation for persons 60 years of age or older and their spouses of any age. Thursday, June 12: Roast beef, baked potato, sour cream, creamed spinach, tomato juice, gelatin parfait. Friday, June 13: Potato crusted fish fillet, oven roasted baby potato, creamed peas, fruited yogurt. Monday, June 15: Ground beef gravy, mashed potatoes, lima beans with corn, strawberries, cookie. Tuesday, June 17: Baked chicken, cheesy macaroni salad, squash, fresh melon, apple cinnamon bar. Wednesday, June 18: Chef salad with turkey, banana, pumpkin pie.
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English River Church of the Brethren Diana Lovett, Pastor 29252 137th St., South English
(2 mi. E. of S.E. on Hwy. 22) Church: 319-667-5235 Worship at 10:30 a.m.
Farson Baptist Church Pastor: Jerry Newman Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church Rev. Kim Alten 215 N. Jefferson, Sigourney 641-622-3029 Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Gibson Presbyterian Church Pastor: Hans Cornelder Worship, 10 to 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Youth Group: Second Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. Grace Family Church Rev. Dar Eckley, Pastor (Located between Hedrick and Richland on Hwy. 78) 23536 Hwy. 78, Box 64, Ollie Sunday Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. RocKnowledge Youth Group Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Hedrick First Christian Rev. Carla Nelson Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Gathering for Worship, 10:45 a.m. Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church Carl Benge, Pastor 203 N. Spring St., Hedrick 641-653-4477 Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m. Hilltop Chapel of What Cheer John & Pat DeBoef, Pastors 4 Blocks East of Opera House 506 E. Briney St. 641-634-2839 Sundays: Singing and Preaching at 10 a.m. Children’s Church at 10:30 a.m. Monday: Ladies Bible Study: ‘Elijah’ at 7 p.m. Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Rev. Charles Fladung Rectory: 641-636-3883 Saturday Vigil Mass: 6 p.m. Sunday Mass: 8 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Richard Meyer 315 W. Kelly Street Office: 319-668-2999 Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Communion: 1st & 3rd Sundays. Keswick and Webster Methodist Church Circuit Pastor: John Tunnicliff WEBSTER: Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Worship service: 10:30 a.m. KESWICK: Sunday worship at 9:15 a.m. Communion at both churches on the 1st Sunday of the month. Lancaster Christian Church Dirk Alspach 22934 W. County Rd. V5G 641-224-2255 Sunday School: 9 a.m.; Worship Service: 10 a.m. Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Youth Group 7-12 grade. New Life Fellowship Pastor: Barry Render Hwy. 22 South, Keswick 319-738-3851 Sunday Services, Worship and Children’s Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday Evening Teaching, 7 p.m.; Youth Group, 7 p.m. Every third Saturday is Praise Night at 7 p.m.
Ollie Baptist Church Rev. Carla Nelson, 641-667-2841
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays: Pot luck at 12 noon. Prairie View United Methodist Church Pastor, Dave Peterson 27131 Highway 78, Ollie 641-667-2502 Wednesday, June 11: United Methodist Women at 5:30 p.m. SPRC meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 15: Sunday worship, followed by fellowship. Tuesday, June 17: Bible Study, 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 18: Church meetings, 6:30 p.m.; Church Council and Finance, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21: Summer bible Day Camp, 9 a.m. Sunday, June 22: Sunday Worship, followed by fellowship; Mission BBQ, 10:30 a.m. Richland United Methodist Church Pastor Carl Benge 106 W. South St., Richland Phone: 319-456-2251 Worship Times: Adult Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Sigourney Rev. Charles Fladung Rectory: 641-622-3426 Saturday Vigil Mass, 4 p.m. Sunday Mass: 10 a.m. Sigourney Christian Church Pastor: Jim Bringman 308 S. Jefferson, 641-622-2151
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Adult Bible Study: 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service: 10:45 a.m. Bible Study, Sundays, 6 p.m.; Elder Gathering, 1st Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m.; Committees, 2nd Wednesday each month, 5:30 p.m.; Board, every 2nd Wednesday each month, 6:30 p.m.; Sister’s/CWF group, every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Sigourney Church of Christ Pastor: Billy Claywell 615 South Jefferson 641-622-3708, 641-622-3582 Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship with Communion Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service at 6:30 p.m. Sigourney First Baptist Church Pastor Joe Winkler 308 N. Jefferson St. S.S. Supt. Dorothy Jacobs 641-622-2786 Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Worship at 9 a.m. Evening Worship at 6 p.m. Wednesdays Bible study at 7 p.m. All are encouraged to attend. Sigourney United Methodist Church Pastor: Richard Pippert Website: sigourneyumc.com Sunday Worship Service: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. The Church Of Living Water Shane Jarr, Pastor 13 North Main St., Hedrick Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:40 a.m.; Evening Services, 7 p.m. Bible Study, Wednesday, 6 p.m. United Church of Deep River Pastor Michelle, 319-664-3653 Every Sunday: Inspiration time, 10 a.m.; Worship, 9 a.m. 1st Sunday of the month: Communion. 2nd Saturday of the month: Parish Council. Last Thursday of the month, UCW meeting. Union Chapel (five miles north of Hedrick) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. What Cheer Baptist Church Pastor: Dick and Jane Larson 641-433-0013, 641-790-1934 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Kid’s Club and Adult Bible Study on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. What Cheer United Methodist Church Rev. Vince Homan Sunday School, 9:30; Worship, 10:30 a.m. Youth Group, Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
2014 Janet Long Dancers
The 41st annual recital of the Janet Long Dancers was held at IMS on May 31st. Admission charged was a food item to be donated to the local food banks. 588 pounds of food was collected. Clogging. To T R O U B L E was Hope deRegnier, Noel Garringer, Rylie Shettler, Natalie Miller and Reaghan Aggson [photos submitted via Janet Long Dancers].
Dancing to “ Volare” was (front to back, left to right): Jillian Clark, Carmelitta Cave, Tabitha Fisher and Anna Townsend; Gracie Garringer, Sophie Young, Meredith Hahn, Lydia Beachy, Lexus Detweiler and Ireland McCain.
Dancing to “You Are My Special Angel” were Magnalina Schultz, Isabella Mc Cullough and Lily Snellgrove.
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Dancing to “Keep Your Head Up” and “Guitar Boogie Shuffle” was Hope deRegnier, Natalie Miller, Rylie Shettler, Noel Garringer and Reghan Aggson.
Dancing to “Just Walking in the Rain” and “Tallahassee Lassie” were (front to back, left to right): Hannah Grimm, Amelia Reed, Abigail Harris, Cecily Lortz and Emily Allison; Karsyn Cornwell, Lillian Hahn, mariyah Dusenbery, Skylar Schenider, Mallory Moyer, Kennedy AxmeR, Halle Garringer and Skyah Bowen-Erhart.
The Mother/Daughter dance to “Me and My Shadow” was performed by (front to back, left to right): Alisca deRegnier and Hope, Kalen Green, Annibelle Forbes and Olivia Jensen; Brooklyn Goedken, Mackenzie Millimen, Noel Garringer, Brooke and Halle, Shelby Kindon and Terra Vogt, Alex Leong and Kaitlin Wheeler. The Father/Daughter dance to “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox” was performed by (front to back, left to right): kneeling - Jeff Kingland and Claire, Doug deRegnier and Hope, Steve Shettler and Rylie; standing - Bill Alt and Devyn, Rick Kerr and Leah, Kris Wallace and Markie, Bill Douchette and Gretta.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tales of the Ancient Sportsman by Burdell Hensley
It has slipped up on me again! Monday I will be celebrating one of those days where you advance one more year in chronological age. No zeroes, just crooked numbers this time and now I am older than the Ancientess again. I am so grateful for another year and I can always look back at what a fantastic journey it has been. I have been greatly blessed. As far as celebrating, I will do what I have done for probably two thirds of my birthdays. I will be at a ball diamond. I can’t think of anywhere I would rather be. Logan plays at Pella Christian and the PC softball team also plays. I will cover one of those games, depending on what my boss wants. If I do the girls game, I will sit my lawn chair in the right field corner where I can keep an eye on both diamonds. There might just be a cross-eyed sports writer in Pella Monday. But, before I go to the ball game, I just might have to get in a round of golf. Golfing has been hard to get in this year with so many ball games and tours. I may be able to catch up a little in August when it is 100 degrees and the ground is hard as cement. I don’t mind that because it adds some distance to my drives. I was hoping to get in a round Sunday afternoon, but Emily had two soccer games. Her team played a team from Urbandale in the afternoon on their regular field and won 4-2. After supper, they came back and played the same group on the artificial turf at the Lacey Complex Stadium. They lost this game 2-1. The sports writing trail was interrupted last week as lightning and storms took care of my
Tuesday night game at Pella. I was at Pella High and the Lady Dutch were hosting EddyvilleBlakesburg - Fremont. The Rockets were leading 4-0 after two and one half innings when lightning began dancing through the skies. The Rockets have been playing quite well and are ranked No. 4 in Class 2-A. I had the Rockets Monday night in Knoxville and it was a dandy pitching duel between EBF’s Nataliah Hopkins and Knoxville’s Emily Wallace. It was all goose eggs except for the top of the fourth. Tasha Alexander bashed one off the left field wall and she was able to score on a hit by Sadie Baugher. That’s all folks, the Rockets win 1-0. Wednesday I had Pella baseball and it was convenient that they were playing Oskaloosa. That allowed me be see Logan play while I was working. Logan had an excellent game on defense, but offensively the Indians could not get much going against Pella’s Tanner Wood. Pella won 6-0. Thursday was tour day and I took a group to the Civic Center in Des Moines for a Daniel O’Donnell concert. It was wonderful and his music is so soothing and calming. I welcome that after going to high school games where the music is cranked up about 20 decibels short of a jet engine. I get so aggravated at games when I can’t carry on a conversation because I can’t hear with all the noise. If I were to advise a young person today about their chosen field of study, I would tell them to go into audiology. Most everybody in the present generation will be near deaf by the time they are 40 and there will be jobs in the hearing industry.
I missed Friday’s games as we were on our way to Collins, Mo. for a Hensley tribal gathering. We left after the Ancient-ess got off work and made it as far as Brookfield, Mo. I took the off the beaten path route and stopped at Brooklyn’s Steak House in Blakesburg for supper. It was a very worthwhile stop and the tenderloin was as good as ever. Saturday morning we drove through torrential rains in the Sedalia area. It was raining so hard the wipers could hardly keep up. I slowed quite a bit as I feared hydroplaning, but we made it fine. By the time we got to Collins things had cleared up and it was a beautiful afternoon. It was a great time with folks that I may see only once a year. Our group is growing and lots of the younger folks are beginning to take interest. There seems to come a time in everybody’s life that they become interested in their roots. The rains have been timely and the crops were looking pretty good. There have been lots of storms around the state, but so far we have been fortunate. My sister tells me that things were pretty torn up around the Griswold and Oakland area and five inches of rain caused some of the farmers to have to replant. I hope we are able to avoid that. I have always said that farming is the biggest gamble there is. It is time once again to take a look at what happened yesterday. 75 years ago: June 13, 1939 - The Beach Wonders beat Rose Hill 4-3 in a well played game at Hoyt’s Beach. Eveland, Gray, Del Smith and F. King each had two hits for the Wonders. G. Smith led Rose Hill with a
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By Hilda Souer
By Janet Rauch I started my week out with a doctors visit for eye and ear infection. It took a shot, pills and drops to cure it. Kenny had a doctors appointment in Des Moines for his eyes. He has macular degeneration. I drove home with not much backseat driving. Cecil told me when I took him somewhere if I didn’t look out, I wouldn’t be driving. I told him if he didn’t look out he wouldn’t be riding, ha! Thursday, Kenny and I went to Grinnell and went to Second Mile Store and a yard sale. We ate at Hardee’s and came home and unloaded in the rain. Twice this week a young deer had been at our curve when I came down the road. Mr. Peak’s funeral was Thursday. The United Church was serving, so I made a sheet cake, as they were looking for a large crowd. Jim Fisk went to Cantril to shop with his sister, Mary Lou, and her husband, Eugene Mann. He loves to shop at the Dutchman’s store and bring home lots of goodies. It is a long drive down and back. I visited with Donna Kline on Saturday. I hadn’t seen her in ages. I used to work with her at the County Home. She did the laundry and one week she wasn’t there and I did it. I shrunk something which I hung up and said welcome back Donna. Bobby called us Saturday evening and said he was home from Pella where he went to a tractor pull and got rained out. Casey didn’t go as he had a sale to go to, so Bobby had just taken one tractor. Kenny and I went to Norwalk on Sunday after church to his nice Nickie’s wedding shower at the library. Kenny was with Ron and family while I was at the shower. Ron and Kristy’s daughter, Nicole, is getting married this weekend. John Talley is home from the hospital after having problems with a lung filling up with fluid. Delores Smith called her granddaughter from the nursing home in North English and said she’d be there for a while. Her granddaughter and kids were at church. The kids are a big help opening doors for people and lighting the candles.
Barb Zimmerman planned to come to church, then didn’t feel so good. She has a couple of good days, then a downslide. Carol Dale and two of her Eastern Star friends were at church. They sang special music. They had been all day at an Eastern Star meeting. The ladies served lots of people at the Peak funeral on Thursday. Casey Pierce and his babysitting crew put up the tables and chairs. Vera and Gary Worrall went to their granddaughter’s graduation at Parkview in Davenport. Leland and Lois Winegarden visited 17 cemeteries and found where some Deep River folks were buried rather than uptown. They went to Cedar Rapids and saw the movie “God Is Not Dead” and recommend all to see it. They stopped at Fairfax to visit John and Sue Winegarden on their way home. They went to see their granddaughter’s first ball game at North English. Devin Schlessaman had his graduation party at the Community Building uptown.
pair of hits. June 20 - George Bennett scattered nine hits while pitching Tioga to an 8-5 win over Barnes City. R. Lester fanned 14 batters for BC, but the Tiogamen got to him with runners on base. 50 years ago: June 16, 1964 - Tom Pool tossed a no-hitter as the New Sharon A’s beat the Patterson Red Sox 5-3. Chris Stout also tossed a no-hitter as the Eagles beat the Cardinals in Little League play. June 16Ray and Pearldene DeWitt took the honors at the Edmundson Municipal golf course mixed two ball event. 25 years ago: June 14, 1989 - Oskaloosa’s Brent Otto came from behind to capture the Iowa Golf Association State Boy’s Junior Golf title. June 14 - North Mahaska trips Colfax-Mingo 9-3 in softball. Jill Sharp lashed a double and two singles, Alicia Butcher doubled and singled and Laura Brannen and Lori LaRue each singled twice for the Warhawks. Amy Smith was the winning pitcher. June 17 - Tri-County belts Belle Plaine 10-0 as Eric Stein tossed a twohit shutout. Jack Zimmerman drove in six runs with a pair of bases loaded doubles. Scott Edmundson also had a pair of doubles and Craig Moore and Travis Moore each poked a double and a single. June 20 - Pella Christian received solid pitching from Brad Nikkel and banged out 14 hits in a 10-1 win over Monroe. Nikkel ripped three singles and a double and Kyle Wynja singled three times to lead PC. Have a great week and I will leave you with this thought. Something is definitely wrong when kids run wild and dogs go to obedience school.
“Back Then” and before there were balers, loose hay was put in the loft or upper level of a barn. It was put up there by being lifted or pulled by a person riding a horse hitched to a long rope attached to a bundle of hay prepared by a worker on the hayrack below the large haymow door on the other side of the barn. Since we had a dairy farm, hay was put in the loft of our barn and ‘Old Dell’ was my favorite horse to do this part of pulling the rope to lift it into the haymow. Then, upon hearing workers on the barn’s other side say, “ready”, I would ride ‘Old Dell’ to pull the rope until I’d hear “trip it”. I would then return her back to where she began pulling the rope . . . and wait for the next calls and until hearing, “that’s all.” This was my experience with ‘Old Dell’ as I had other experiences with a horse or pony. Now, I’ll tell you about “Tony”, the black and white pony loaned to my brother and I by a friend of the family. We would usually ride him, bareback or hitch him to a cart our father had made. Then I remembered hearing his owner say, ‘Tony’ could chew tobacco .
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. . so, I asked our father to get some so we could see this .. . but it was quite a while before our father gave in to our request. So . . . one day Dad came home with a packet of chewing tobacco and told us that was all he’d get for us. Well . . . we gave some to ‘Tony’ one day. Guess what? . . . not only could he chew it, but he ALSO spit it out!!!! Another horse-related memory is when I became a teenager and had a riding horse . . . all my own!! I named her “Goldie”. It was exciting to ride her around our place and to my nearby grandparent’s place. Then one time, my father took her to the edge of Fremont for some kind of work on her. A most memorable time was when I got to rider her from near Fremont and crosscountry to our place and I didn’t get lost!!! Another experience was riding “Goldie” around in the yard of my grandparents. Then, for some reason she decided to “buck me off” . . . and I got to see the clothesline from ‘up in the air’. No, I was not injured as I landed in an area that was rather loose as it was covering a large hole. Yes, I felt VERY lucky!!
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Ponderings of the Heart By Jane Green Larson At the recent Tri-County Alumni I was asked what my favorite “pondering” was, so I will seek to repeat it once again. I view this as an opportunity to share my faith. One of my jobs I was assigned to after my dad became sick and before he passed away (I was fifteen years old at the time), was to walk to a spring that ran down through our pasture for our herd of cows to drink. Each morning this big horned red bull would challenge me. He seemed to dare me to walk in front of him and with an axe chop the ice at the spring. The other cattle would patiently wait for me, but this bull which we called Fred would step up and have to drink first! Each morning I would dread that trip and that challenge in my life. This one morning I recall the temperature was way below zero, and again, that big horned red bull would take one step forward and I would take one step forward. I could visualize being gouged by that stubborn and intimidating Fred! This is the first time in my life that I would form a habit of praying as I walked ahead of the cattle with Fred leading their way. I would constantly ask God to keep me safe from harm and that I would have strength and courage. My mother always forewarned me, “Janie, hurry because you don’t want to miss the bus.” Every morning as I approached the spring, so did Fred. I viewed him as a very giant enemy. Fred had a wicked snort to his vocabulary or so it seemed! He declined morning after morning to allow me time to approach the spring and chop the ice. To the snort, he also added the motion of digging his front feet in the snow as his patience grew quite thin. I wanted so badly to turn and run back to the house, but from experience, I knew my Dad and/or my Mom would only send me back to accomplish the job. After my Dad’s death, the job continued to be my morning task. This one morning, I was literally shaking in my boots as I went through this ordeal once again. Truly the bull had the best of me! How I wanted to run...but instead, I asked God to give me enough courage to look my enemy right in the eye! It was at that moment, it occurred to me that I must scare this bull into allowing me to get the job accomplished. So, as I looked this bull right in his eyes, I carefully slid my axe down the side of my snow boot, opened the
zipper of my warm winter coat, and somehow started bounding on my chest with both hands and mustered up a “Tarzan Jungle Cry” that even frightened me. If you are wondering what that bull did...I must tell you. He turned tail, and let me chop the ice. I watched in awe as for the first time he allowed the cows to drink first, then looking on in disbelief, and as the bull kept looking at me, he finally came forward and took his turn getting a drink! I hastily walked triumphantly back to the farm house with a story that my mother said had to be an answer to my prayers! I experienced a joy that morning that I had never experienced before in my life. That bull would hardly look at me for a couple days and that was fine with me! I had the victory...and that has been approximately 57 years ago. It was truly what I still say was “A victorious experience.” I can’t tell you the bull and I ever became friends, but I can tell you, I had no fear over my biggest enemy from that day forth. I have thought of this often in my life. When I was a single parent during my children’s early teen years, there were hurdles to jump that I never deemed possible. I looked at each one as if they were that big horned red bull. I am now in my seventies, and last November my eldest son passed away from bone cancer, and recently my youngest son who just over a year ago received a liver transplant...and was a big victory to my life, by now as I write this, he has recently experienced a mild stroke and is currently in the hospital in Des Moines, the verse found in Philippians says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” We can all be overcomers in prayer to the Lord, no matter what type of “Red Bull” incidents comes into our lives. What are you going through presently? I highly recommend praying to the Lord Jesus Christ who is our Mediator and our Advocate before the True and Living God. He is the one who will hear, answer, and make us victorious no matter what the circumstance. I have told and retold this story many times over the years and my grandsons have said to me, “Grandma, will you tell us again your bull story” And I am most happy to do so as it continues to build my faith! God bless you. See you next week, same time, same place.
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Koenigs’ Acres Flea Market. Saturday, June 21, July 19 and August 16. 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. 1510 110th St., Hampton. Four miles south and one mile west of Hampton. Vendors, $10. 641-456-4903. Expecting antiques, collectibles, livestock equipment, crafts and much more. Simple food, port-a-potties and firewood available. SKN24-2 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Call All American Pest Control to control rodents, birds, roaches, box elder bugs, flies, termites and fleas. 641-622-3565. SK8tfn ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– True Value, Sigourney can cut glass to fit your window frame and replace window screens. Call 641-622-3261. SKW40tfn –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Local insurance company looking to hire a service associate. Does not have to be licensed, but will be required to get licensed. Pay would be based upon experience. Please send resume to 23024 Hwy. 149, Sigourney, IA 52591.
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THE SNR CLASSIFIEDS This is to my wife, our children, grandchildren and their families for the Big Picnic Lunch held at Belva Deer Shelter #1. There were many tables of good foods, desserts and drinks, all furnished by them. Also, thanks for the many cards I received by mail. From me to all of you, A Big Thank You. Carl.Martin. S24* ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– We would like to thank our relatives and friends for all the food, flowers, cards, memorials and expressions of sympathy. Thank you to Jim Bringman for the comforting service. Also, a big thank you to Jeff and Shirley Holm for their services. The Family of Mary Follman Clubb. S24* ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– I want to say thank you, thank you, for the many cards, phone calls, gifts, flowers and visits for my special 93rd Birthday, and a special thanks to my family for all they have done for my special day. Leda. S24* ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– your advertising dollars do better in the News-Review...
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VMC Management is looking for a full time Farrowing Technician at a 3,200 sow breed to wean swine farm Southwest of Webster. Work will be in the farrowing barn feeding sows, processing pigs and assisting the farrowing manager with daily tasks. Previous swine experience is preferred and rotational weekends are required. We offer competitive salary, benefits and bonuses. Please call Kevin at 319-461-4486 for more details. Send resume and references to VMC Management, P.O. Box 342, Williamsburg, Iowa 52361.
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TITLE VI SPECIAL ORDINANCES CHAPTER 5 MOWING ORDINANCE
By order of the City Council of Delta, Iowa, all weeds or tall grass must be cut by May 15, June 15, August 15, September 15 and October 15 respectively each year. If any lot or parcel of ground containing grass or weeds in excess of six inches in height is not cut by the above dates, the City will cause the same to be cut and the cost will be assessed to the property owners. The charges for said mowing shall be not less than $75 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense and $125 for the third offense.
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The City of Sigourney will be accepting bids for mowing the following City properties: Legion Park including Ball Fields, Town Square Park, Water Tower Lot, Lot at the Corner of Stuart Street and Elm Street and Lot at the Corner of Stuart Street and Walnut Street. A complete list of properties is available at the City Clerk’s Office. Bids should be per mowing. Bidders will be required to use their own equipment and to carry liability insurance, which shall be on file at the City Clerk’s office. Sealed bids will need to be returned to the City Clerk’s office, 100 North Main Street, Sigourney, Iowa by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16th, 2014. The outside of the envelope must be marked “Mowing Bid”.
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SITE MONITOR IHCC SERVICE CENTERS Indian Hills Community College has an opening for a part time site monitor for our County Service Centers. Responsibilities include receptionist and secretarial duties; and assisting students and industries. Travel will be required. A high school diploma or equivalent and basic computer skills required; two years clerical/ secretarial experience preferred. Hours as needed, approximately 10 hrs./wk. Starting Wage: $14.95 - $15.85/hr. A complete job description can be found at www.indianhills.edu. This position is open until filled. Send letter of application and resume to: Human Resources Indian Hills Community College 525 Grandview Ave. Ottumwa, IA 52501 Office: 641-683-5200 Monday through Thursday Fax: 641-683-5184 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org AA/EOE
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Public Notice AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE VI – PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT CHAPTER 5 UTILITIES – BILLING CHARGES BE IT ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGOURNEY, IOWA: SECTION 1. PURPOSE. AMENDMENT to Title VI – Physical Environment, Chapter 5 Utilities – BILLING CHARGES of the City Code of Sigourney. Section 6-5-10 RATE OF SEWER RENT AND MANNER OF PAYMENT is amended to increase the amount of sewer rent. 6-5-10 RATE OF SEWER RENT AND MANNER OF PAYMENT The rent shall be paid with the water bill at the same time as payment of the water bill is due, and under the same condition as to penalty for late payment, at the office of the City Clerk, beginning with the next payment after the enactment of this ordinance, or, if connection has not been made, after the connection to the sewer system is made. The rates are established as follows: 1. For all commercial users, user charges shall be based on water used during the current month. If a commercial or industrial user has a consumptive use of water, or in some other manner uses water which is not returned to the wastewater collection system, the user charge for the user may be based on a wastewater meter(s) or separate water meter(s) installed and maintained at the contributor’s expense, and in a manner acceptable to the City. 2. All sewer consumers outside the city limits shall pay the sewer rate schedule plus fifty percent (50%) on all sewer charges. 3. The minimum charge per month shall be twenty dollars and fifty-eight cents ($20.58). In addition, each user shall pay a user charge rate for operation, maintenance and replacement of five dollars ($5.00) per 1,000 gallons of water metered for each user within the sewer district created, and thirty dollars and eighty-seven cents ($30.87) minimum, plus seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per 1,000 gallons of water metered, for each user outside of the sewer district. 4. The rent shall be paid with the water bill at the time the payment of the water bill is due, and under the same conditions, beginning with the next payment after an enactment of the Ordinance or if connection has not been made, after connection to the sewer system is made. 5. Users whose premises have private water systems shall pay sewer rent so that the minimum sewer charge per month shall be $28.58, plus a minimum $5.00 per 1,000 gallons of water, if a water meter is installed. 6. Where, in the judgment of the City Council, special conditions exist that would make the application of the basic sewer rental inequitable or unfair to either the City or the sewer user, a special rate may be established by the City. Such rates shall be subject to approval by resolution of the City Council. Special rates shall be established in the same way for all sewer users under like situations and shall take into account the quantity of wastewater and its strength, and the City’s discharge permit limitations. Whenever sewer users desire special rates they shall at their own expense supply the information required by the Council to establish special rates. Whenever the City desires to establish special rates the sewer user shall cooperate with the City in obtaining the necessary information at the expense of the City. 7. The basic user charge rates established in the Ordinance shall apply to all who have available the City’s wastewater treatment
system. Because of the requirements for debt service, reserve, and replacement funds, in the event the water is turned off at the curbstop, or the water meter pulled to prevent water usage, the minimum basic sewer rate is payable. 8. The amount of rent charged shall constitute a lien upon that property served by the sewer system, and that amount shall be collected in the same manner as other taxes if payment is not made when due. Water and sewage services to the property for which rent has not been paid may be suspended until that payment is made. 9. All users shall be billed monthly. Billings for any particular month shall be made within seven days after the end of that month. Payments are due when the billings are made. Any payment not received within fifteen days after the billing is made shall be delinquent. Failure to pay sewer rental within fifteen days after date of the statement, shall incur penalty at the rate of five percent (5%), and is subject to a disconnection of water after the second unpaid billing and notice issued by the City. 10. The City Council Finance Committee shall review the rates being charged annually to ensure adequacy, proportionality and appropriate distribution of operation, maintenance and replacement funds. 11. All parties understand that the user charge system takes precedence over any terms or conditions of agreements or contracts between the City of Sigourney and the users. 12. The minimum charge and usage rates shall be increased by 3 percent (3%) each July 1, beginning July 1, 2015, unless such increase is waived or modified by resolution of the Council prior to the effective date of this increase. 13. There shall be a surcharge established to ensure adequacy of funds to meet requirements of the sewer department. That surcharge shall be two dollars ($2.00) per month for each user. This surcharge shall be reviewed annually at the same time rates are reviewed. Fifty percent (50%) of said surcharge shall be designated as a repair fund dedicated exclusively to addressing extraneous flows (inflow and infiltration) and fifty percent (50%) shall be dedicated to a Capital Improvements Project Fund for improvements to the wastewater treatment system. SECTION 2. REPEALER. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect on July 1, 2014 from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED AND APPROVED BY the Sigourney City Council this 4th day of June, 2014. Terry W. Hollingsworth, Mayor, City of Sigourney ATTEST: Angela K. Alderson, City Clerk First reading of Ordinance Amendment: May 7, 2014 Second reading of Ordinance Amendment: May 21, 2014 Third reading of Ordinance Amendment: June 4, 2014 Publication date: June 11, 2014 Effective date: July 1, 2014 S24
Notice of Probate Public Notice Probate No. ESPR037806 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Iowa District Court Keokuk County IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CLEO D. COX, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Cleo D. Cox, Deceased, who died on or about March 29, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 14th day of May, 2014, the last will and testament of Cleo D. Cox, deceased, bearing date of the 2nd day of May, 1995, was admitted to probate in the above named court and Ronald H. Cox 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 the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 27th day of March, 2013. Ronald H. Cox Executor of estate 504 Glenn Street South English, IA 52355 Michael J. Elwood, ICIS PIN No: AT0002279 Attorney for executor P.O. Box 460 North English, IA 52316 Date of second publication 18th day of June, 2014. S24-2
Public Notice Probate No. ESPR037814 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF CO-ADMINISTRATORS AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In The Iowa District Court Keokuk County IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PAMELA LYNN LEDGER, Deceased. To all persons interested in the Estate of Pamela Lynn Ledger, Deceased, who died on or about April 29, 2014: You are hereby notified that on May 22, 2014, that Sarah Ledger and Emma Jo Nelson were appointed Co-Administrators of the Estate of Pamela Lynn Ledger, a Small Estate. 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: May 28, 2014. Co-Administrators of Estate: Sarah Ledger 3121 246th Blvd. Brighton, Iowa 52540 Emma Jo Nelson 16734 W. Hwy. 149 Hedrick, Iowa 52563 Attorney for Estate: Craig R. Foss, AT0002561 Foss, Kuiken & Cochran, P.C. First National Bank Building, Suite 201 P.O. Box 30 Fairfield, Iowa 52556 Date of second publication: June 11, 2014. S23-2
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE VI – PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT CHAPTER 5 UTILITIES – BILLING CHARGES BE IT ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGOURNEY, IOWA: SECTION 1. PURPOSE. AMENDMENT to Title VI – Physical Environment, Chapter 5 Utilities – BILLING CHARGES of the City Code of Sigourney. Section 6-5-8 WATER RATES is amended to increase the amount of water rates for the City’s water services. 6-5-8 WATER RATES Water shall be furnished at the following monthly rates per property services within the city limits: (Code of Iowa Sec. 384.84(1)) 1. The first 1,000 gallons will be billed at $16.55 (minimum charge). Any amount exceeding the first 1,000 gallons will be billed at $0.575 per 100 gallons. 2. All water consumers outside the city limits shall pay the water rate schedule plus fifty percent (50%). 3. Water bills are due each month and must be paid by the fifteenth of the month when due or will be subject to a five percent (5%) penalty added to the bill. If the water purchases, sewer rental, or other City services billed jointly, are not paid by the twentieth day of the month after the same has become due, the Clerk shall send notification that the water will be turned off on the last day of the same month. No service can be restored until all bills are paid current, including a re-connect fee. 4. Each service shall be billed monthly according to the meter rates established, which entitles the consumer to one thousand (1,000) gallons of water, or fraction thereof, during the month. This minimum charge will be made even if the property is vacant, unless the water has been turned off at the curb stop by a regular employee of the City. A charge of twenty-five ($25.00) shall be made for turning on water service at the curb stop, unless the water has been disconnected for nonpayment. All water in excess of one thousand gallons shall be charged for according to the rates set forth, and in addition to sewer rental. 5. The City Council Finance Committee shall review the rates being charged annually to ensure adequacy and proportionality. 6. All parties understand that the user charge system takes precedence over any terms or conditions of agreements or contracts between the City of Sigourney and the users. 7. The minimum charge and usage rates shall be increased by 3 percent (3%) each July 1, beginning July 1, 2015, unless such increase is waived or modified by resolution of the Council prior to the effective date of this increase. SECTION 2. REPEALER. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect on July 1, 2014 from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED AND APPROVED BY the Sigourney City Council this 4th day of June, 2014. Terry W. Hollingsworth, Mayor, City of Sigourney TTEST: Angela K. Alderson, City Clerk First reading of Ordinance Amendment: May 7, 2014 Second reading of Ordinance Amendment: May 21, 2014 Third reading of Ordinance Amendment: June 4, 2014 Publication date: June 11, 2014 Effective date: July 1, 2014
Sigourney City Council Minutes The following are summarized minutes of the regular City Council meeting of June 4, 2014. The Sigourney City Council met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 with Mayor Hollingsworth presiding and the following Council members answering roll call: Landgrebe, Bender, Conrad, McLaughlin, Schultz and Glandon. Others present were: Amanda Rostami, Librarian; Matt Walker, French-Reneker-Associates; Jenny Thompson; Don Northup, Water / Wastewater Superintendent and Pool Operator; Brent Gilliland, City Services Director and Building Inspector; Allan Glandon, Police Chief; and Angie Alderson, City Clerk. The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. McLaughlin moved, seconded by Conrad, to approve the tentative agenda. Roll call vote was Ayes: 6. Schultz moved, seconded by Bender, to approve the following item on the consent agenda: minutes for the May 21, 2014 regular Council meeting. Upon the roll being called, the following voted Ayes: Landgrebe, Bender, McLaughlin, Schultz and Glandon. Nays: None. Abstain: Conrad. Motion approved. McLaughlin moved, seconded by Bender, to approve the following item on the consent agenda: minutes for the May 30, 2014 special Council meeting. Upon the roll being called, the following voted Ayes: Bender, McLaughlin, Schultz and Glandon. Nays: None. Abstain: Landgrebe and Conrad. Motion approved. Conrad moved, seconded by Glandon, to approve the remaining items on the consent agenda: accounts payable claims totaling $27,534.39; Allan Glandon to attend the 2014 Iowa Acts of Interest to Law Enforcement Workshop sponsored by the Office of the Prosecuting Attorneys Training Coordinator, Iowa County Attorneys Association and the Iowa Department of Public Safety on June 18, 2014 in Coralville, Iowa at a cost of $60.00; resignation of Debora Hinnah as pool manager; and the credit card report. Roll call vote was Ayes: 6. Glandon moved, seconded by Landgrebe, to allow non-registered golf carts to operate during the Poker Run on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. Roll call vote was Ayes: 6. Bender moved, seconded by Conrad, to approve Laurie Luettjohann as the City’s representative to the Keokuk County Community Endowment Foundation and Shelly Striegel as the alternate. Roll call vote was Ayes: 6. Landgrebe moved, seconded by McLaughlin, to promote Brooke Garringer as the pool manager with a pay increase to $10.00 per hour effective June 5, 2014. Roll call vote was Ayes: 6. Glandon moved, seconded by Schultz, to approve Pay Estimate No. 1 for J & L Construction, LLC for proposed Street Improvements – West Pleasant Valley Street and Keller Street – Sigourney, Iowa (13-022/13-023). Roll call vote was Ayes: 6. McLaughlin moved, seconded by Landgrebe, to approve the third and final reading of City Code of Ordinance Amendment to Title VI – Physical Environment – Chapter 5 Utilities – Billing Charges (6-5-10 Rate of Sewer Rent and Manner of Payment). Roll call vote
was Ayes: 6. Schultz moved, seconded by Conrad, to approve the third and final reading of City Code of Ordinance Amendment to Title VI – Physical Environment – Chapter 5 Utilities – Billing Charges (6-5-8 Water Rates). Roll call vote was Ayes: 6. Landgrebe moved, seconded by Bender, to approve the first reading of City Code of Ordinance Amendment to Title VII – Special Ordinances – Chapter 6J to repeal the following ordinances; Chapter 6A – International Building Code, Chapter 6B – International Residential Code, Chapter 6C – International Mechanical Code, Chapter 6D – International Plumbing Code, Chapter 6E – International Fire Code, Chapter 6F – International Fuel Gas Code, Chapter 6H – National Electrical Code and Chapter 6I – International Energy Conservation Code. Roll call vote was Ayes: 6. The June 18th, 2014 regular Council meeting will be held at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was adjourned by acclamation at 6:32 p.m. The full and complete minutes are available at the Sigourney City Clerk’s office upon request. Terry W. Hollingsworth, Mayor ATTEST: Angela K. Alderson, Sigourney City Clerk CITY OF SIGOURNEY JUNE 4, 2014 CLAIMS Access - IT Services $29.16 Alliant Energy - Utilities $634.36 Atwood Electric - Services $329.51 Card Services - Supplies $2,376.10 Design House - Services $35.00 French-Reneker-Associates, Inc. - Services $5,964.01 Gregory Container - Supplies $83.00 Hach - Supplies $236.10 K & L Foods - Supplies $11.98 Kiefer - Supplies $14.75 Mahaska Bottling Co. - Supplies $524.80 Medco Sports Medicine - Supplies $16.20 Mid-America Publishing Corp. Services $365.75 Mose Levy Company Inc. - Supplies $781.56 Municipal Supply, Inc. - Supplies $4,533.97 Norris Asphalt Paving - Supplies $957.00 Office of Vehicle Services Vehicle Inspections $40.00 PTL The Shop - Services $258.00 Recreonics Inc. - Supplies $316.12 Sigourney Treecare - Services $1,160.00 Sinclair - Supplies $4,000.00 Town & Country Wholesale Co. - Supplies $1,306.14 Tremmel Backhoe Service Services $1,772.00 True Value - Supplies $65.36 United States Postal Service Supplies $220.00 Verizon - Phones $277.20 Windstream - Services $287.15 Davis, Sheila - WCD Refund $125.00 Duncan, Austin - WCD Refund $125.00 Dyson, Kelsey - WCD Refund $67.83 Fisher, Tamara - WCD Refund $64.54 Winters, Donna - WCD Refund $125.00 City of Sigourney - WCD Refund $431.80 $27,534.39
Notice of Probate
Notice of Probate
Probate No. ESPR037815 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Iowa District Court Keokuk County IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN WALLACE BESCO, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of John Wallace Besco, Deceased, who died on or about April 30, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 23rd day of May, 2014, the last will and testament of John Wallace Besco, deceased, bearing date of the 21st day of November, 2012, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Shirley Lee Besco 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 23rd day of May, 2014. Shirley Lee Besco Executor of estate 19869 280th St. Sigourney, IA 52591 Michael O. Carpenter, ICIS PIN No: AT0001321 Attorney for executor GAUMER, EMANUEL, CARPENTER & GOLDSMITH, P.C. 111 W 2nd St. Ottumwa, IA 52501 Date of second publication 18th day of June, 2014. S24-2
Probate No. ESPR037817 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Iowa District Court Keokuk County IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM D. KERBER, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of William D. Kerber, Deceased, who died on or about May 10, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 3rd day of June, 2014, the last will and testament of William D. Kerber, deceased, bearing date of the 26th day of February, 1998, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Sheryl Clarahan 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 the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2014. Sheryl Clarahan Executor of estate 20416 285th Ave. Harper, IA 52231 John N. Wehr, ICIS PIN No: AT0008299 Attorney for executor 116 E. Washington, P.O. Box 245 Sigourney, IA 52591 Date of second publication 18th day of June 2014. S24-2
Sigourney City Council Minutes The following are summarized minutes of the special Council meeting of May 30, 2014. The Sigourney City Council met in special session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Friday, May 30, 2014 with Mayor Hollingsworth presiding and the following Council members answering roll call: Bender, McLaughlin, Schultz and Glandon. Others present were: Matt Bauman, Area 15 Regional Planning Commission; Allan Glandon, Police Chief; and Angie Alderson, City Clerk. The meeting was called to order at 11:04 a.m. Bender moved, seconded by Glandon, to approve the tentative agenda. Roll call vote was Ayes: 4. Glandon moved, seconded by McLaughlin, to approve the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program siren application which includes Resolution No. 2014-05-07 to approve Allan Glandon as the Designated Authorized Representative and to authorize all other appropriate parties to sign the application as presented. Roll call vote was Ayes: 4. Schultz moved, seconded by Bender, to approve Resolution No. 2014-05-06 regarding the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Local Match and signature authorization. Roll call vote was Ayes: 4. The meeting was adjourned by acclamation at 11:31 p.m. The full and complete minutes are available at the Sigourney City Clerk’s office upon request. Terry W. Hollingsworth, Mayor ATTEST: Angela K. Alderson, Sigourney City Clerk S24
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Keokuk County Board Proceedings JUNE 2, 2014 The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors met in regular session, Monday, June 2, 2014 in the Board Room of the Courthouse. All members were present. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the tentative agenda. All ayes and motion carried. Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve the minutes of May 27, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Met with Engineer McGuire regarding Keokuk County Highway Department as follows: begin to pour Pigeon Road this week; discussion of bridge rehab options and applications for State Recreation Program and REAP grant trail funding. Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve the Personnel Report for Genna (Jill) Moore, part-time office position at $11.00 per hour effective June 10, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Berg moved, Hadley seconded to approve the Personnel Report for Mark Seeley as Assistant to the County Engineer at an annual salary of $52,000 effective June 3, 2014 as submitted. Wood abstained. Motion carried. Seeley was chosen due to construction administration and management experience. Department heads cannot hire within the third degree of consanguinity, although that does not hold true for staff. Hadley moved, Wood seconded approval of Washington County Riverboat Foundation Grant Award Agreement as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Keokuk County was awarded $46,100 to apply towards the communication tower located at the Sheriff’s Office. Wood moved, Hadley seconded approval of claims listing dated June 2, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Berg moved, Wood seconded approval of application for use of Keokuk County Courthouse grounds on August 5, 2014 – Sigourney Police Department – National Night Out as submitted contingent upon proof of liability insurance. All ayes and motion carried. Discussion arose regarding complaints/happenings in the courtyard. Board consensus was to request Chief of Police Glandon to remind individuals of smoking and littering ban on public property. Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve the Personnel Report for Hunter S. Varner, part-time dispatcher/jailer, Sheriff’s Department at $10.00 per hour effective June 2, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the Personnel Report for Elley K. Neuzil, parttime dispatcher/jailer, Sheriff’s Department at $10.00 per hour effective June 2, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve the Personnel Report for Michael L. Green, part-time temporary custodian at $10.00 per hour, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective June 6, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Various board and committee reports were held. Wood participated in phone conversations regarding Pathfinders matters. Hadley attended an Area 15 meeting. Berg had no meetings to attend last week. Discussion of old/new business and public comment was held. A Pathfinders update was sent for review. Pictometry provided Pictometry Connect – CA (custom access) to Keokuk County at no cost for a year. On vote and motion the meeting adjourned at 9:45 a.m. The above and foregoing information is a summary of the minutes taken at the above indicated meeting. The full and complete set of minutes are recorded and available at the office
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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION - FULL RELEASE OF MORTGAGE: Notice of Intent to Execute and Record a Certificate of Release TITLE GUARANTY DIVISION, IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY: TO: Key Bank USA, National Association and others to whom this may concern: The Title Guaranty Division, Iowa Finance Authority (Division) has received a request to issue a Certificate of Release for the mortgage described below pursuant to Iowa Code §16.92 and rules issued thereunder. The mortgage described below does not have an effective release or satisfaction of record in Keokuk County, Iowa: . The original principal amount of the mortgage: $40,000.00 Loan number, if known: 2472872KF Name of mortgagor(s): C. Sherleen Bodkins Name of original mortgagee (lender): Key Bank USA, National Association Date of the original mortgage: 3/14/2003 Recording date of original mortgage: 5/8/2003 Recording information of original mortgage: Book 394 Page 57 Other applicable recording information: None YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE DIVISION WILL EXECUTE AND RECORD A CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FOR THE MORTGAGE DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE IF THE DIVISION DOES NOT RECEIVE A SATISFACTORY REASON WHY THE DIVISION SHOULD NOT RELEASE THE DESCRIBED MORTGAGE ON OR BEFORE July 18, 2014. THE NOTICE MUST BE IN WRITING TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: Title Guaranty Division Iowa Finance Authority 2015 Grand Ave. Des Moines, Iowa 50312 An example of a satisfactory reason preventing the Division from issuing a Certificate of Release may include but is not limited to evidence of an unpaid balance of the loan secured by the mortgage or evidence that a release or satisfaction of mortgage pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 655 has been placed of record in the appropriate county. Title Guaranty Division, Iowa Finance Authority By: Carolyn M. Nutt Name: Carolyn M. Nutt Title: Mortgage Release Compliance Officer Date: 5/22/2014 23-3
Notice Of Sheriff’s Levy And Sale Iowa District Court Keokuk County Court Case #EQEQ040646 Civil #14-000272 STATE OF IOWA KEOKUK COUNTY Hills Bank And Trust Company VS. Amanda S. Hervey; Spouse of Amanda S. Hervey; Parties in Possession; and Steven Keith Simmons Special Execution As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) real estate described below to satisfy the judgment. The Property to be sold is Lot Six in Block Four of A.E. Lowe’s Addition to the City of Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale: July 22, 2014; Sale Time: 10:00 A.M.; Place of Sale: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office Lobby, 204 S. Stone St., Sigourney, IA 52591 Homestead: Defendant is advised that if the described real estate includes the homestead (which must not exceed 1/2 acre if within a city or town plat, or, if rural, must not exceed 40 acres), defendant must file a homestead plat with the Sheriff within ten (10) days after service of this notice, or the sheriff will have it platted and charge the costs to this case. This sale not subject to Redemption. Property exemption: Certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file appropriate notice, if acceptable. Judgment Amount: $24,844.43; Costs: $1,053.00; Accruing Costs: $0.00; Interest: $575.54; Sheriff’s Fees: Pending. Attorney: Kenza B. Nelson 131 Main St. Box 160 Hills, IA 52235 319-679-5330 Date: May 28, 2014 /s/ Casey J. Hinnah Sheriff, Keokuk County, Iowa 24-2
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Back-and-Forth Start Troubles Bears 6-2 English Valleys 1, Montezuma 5 • 6-4 English Valleys 1, Belle Plaine 5 6-6 English Valleys 11, HLV 1 • 6-7 English Valleys 3, Fairfield 10 6-7 English Valleys 0, Wilton 12
By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor In EV’s five losses so far this summer the Bears have scored at total of five runs; in their two wins the Bears have scored a total of 26. It’s been a feast-or-famine kind of start for the English Valleys baseball team so far this season, particular for its offense. The Bears managed to combine for a total of six hits in their first two games of last week and, as a result, lost them both. Against Montezuma the
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Bears didn’t score until the seven inning and fell by a count of 5-1. Brennen Grimm doubled and scored a run, and also threw five innings of two-hit ball and struck out eight, but took the loss. All four of the runs Grimm allowed were unearned. Cody Seaton accounted for EV’s other two hits on the night, one of which was a double. The Bears suffered the same fate two nights later at Belle Plaine. Singles from Adam Kerkove, Sheldon Ealy and Seaton, along with a walk from Casey Blaylock, was the only offense EV could muster. Andrew Kerkove took the loss on the mound, giving up four hits, two walks and two earned runs in an inning of work. Adam Kerkove relieved his brother and gave up only three hits and an unearned run in five innings. A trip to Victor was, apparently, what the Bears needed in order to get their bats going. Against HLV the Bears pounded out nine hits and scored 11 runs, including eight in the fourth, to get their second SICL
win of the year, 11-1. Grimm went three-for-three at the plate and drove in two, while Adam Kerkove went two-for-two with a double and got the win on the mound. Kerkove allowed just three hits and one unearned run against the Warriors, while striking out nine and walking one. Kerkove also scored three times, walked twice and stole two bases in the 11-1 win. Blaylock, Ealy and Andrew Kerkove also had one hit apiece, while senior Jack Lawrence went one-for-three and score a run. The Bears traveled to Wilton the next day for nonconference games with Wilton and Fairfield. EV was not at full strength on Saturday and it showed. Without either of the Kerkoves, the Bears fell 10-3 to Fairfield and 12-0 to Wilton, bringing their overall record to 2-5 (2-3 in conference play). EV hosted Lynnville-Sully on Monday, June 9, before hosting Iowa Valley two nights later. The Bears finish their week at home against Keota on Friday.
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Lady Panthers Go Four-for-Five 6-2 Pekin 5, Winfield-Mt.Union 1; 6-3 Pekin 9, Columbus Junction 6; 6-5 Pekin 7, IMS 0; 6-6 Pekin 2, Davis County 3; 6-6 Pekin 2, Davis County 1
Sloan Reighard’s Panther teammates mobbed her after she homered v. IMS [photo by Adam Meier].
By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor Offense, defense and pitching: those are the three things that win games and those are the three things the Pekin softball team did well last week to win four of its five games. The Panthers started their week out against Winfield-Mt. Union and cranked out 14 hits to help Pekin notch its first win of the year, 5-1. Pekin trailed by one early on, but came through with two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and two more in the six to pull away for the win. Nikole Arendt and pitcher Ashlyn Zook each finished with two hits and a double, while Sloan Reighard, Peyton Atwood, Tiana Slaney and Kaylee Linder each added two hits. In the circle, Zook was tremendous. The freshman tossed all seven innings and allowed three hits while striking out an impressive 14 batters. Zook got the win the following night against Columbus Junction as well, allowing two hits in four and one-third innings of work in Pekin’s 9-6 win. Reighard and Bridget Fritchen each recorded three hits on this night, including two doubles from Reighard. Atwood and Arendt added two hits apiece. The Panthers used four runs in the six and two in the seventh to come back from a 5-3 deficit to win. Pekin kept the pedal to the metal two nights later at home against IMS. Zook, once again, was tremendous, giving up just two hits through seven innings,
Pekin’s Bridget Fritchen sent a deep flyball to the fence [photo by Adam Meier]. while striking out seven and walking two. Six runs, including three on a homer by Reighard, propelled the Panthers to a convincing early lead that they never relinquished. Pekin tacked on one run in the sixth and came away with the shutout win, 7-0. The team’s first and only loss of the week came on Friday at Davis County. Pekin’s offense was held in check by Davis County eighth grader Courtney Jones, until the final frame, where the Panthers pushed across two runs to tie the game at two. Davis County, however, didn’t get down on itself and scored in the bottom half of the seventh to take the win, 3-2. Zook gave up just four hits in six and two-thirds innings of work in Game 1. McKenna Gambell got
the start in Game 2 for the Panthers and proved that she, too, came be effective in the circle. Gambell got the win by tossing six and one-third innings of five-hit ball, while Zook closed out the game by striking out the final two batters. With the game tied at one after six, the Panthers managed to push across one run in the seventh, which proved to be the difference. Comstock finished the game with two hits, including a double, while Linder, Gambell and Cassidy Tolle tallied one hit apiece. The Panthers (4-4) played at Highland, Riverside on Monday, June 9, before hosting Louisa-Muscatine the next night. Pekin then plays at Mediapolis on Thursday and hosts WACO on Friday.
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Eagles’ Offense Working to Produce 6-2 Keota 4, North Mahaska 16 • 6-4 Keota 1, BGM 16 6-6 Keota 0, Lynnville-Sully 11 • 6-6 Keota 2, L-S 12
By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor The hits have been coming for the Keota softball squad, but the runs, on the other hand, haven’t been as easy to come by. Sky Hahn’s Eagles had their best offensive showing of the young season last Monday against North Mahaska, racking up six hits and coming through with a season-best four runs. Keota’s defense and pitching, however, wasn’t good enough to get the win, as North Mahaska ran away with the 16-4 win. Scoring one of those runs and driving in another for Keota was senior Kelsi Sieren. Sieren went one-for-three on the night. Maggie Baker also went onefor-three, while also stealing three bases. Mariah Lyle, Grace Shemanski, Mallory Ladehoff and Olivia Sieren each added one hit for the Eagles, who scored two of their four runs in the first inning. Two nights later the Eagles finished the night with five hits, but only managed to cross the plate once, in a 16-1 loss to BGM. Kelsi Sieren, who had one of Keota’s five hits, scored the team’s lone run in the third
inning. Also adding hits were Lyle, Shemanski, Abby Schulte and Raigan Sprouse. The Bears erupted for seven runs in both the second and fourth innings to put the game out of reach. Keota ended its week at home with a double header against third-ranked (1A) LynnvilleSully. The Eagles were shut out by Madison Rasmusson in Game 1 and were held to just two hits, one by Schulte and one by Shemanski. The Eagles trailed just 2-0 heading into the fifth, but lost touch with the Hawks after they scored four in the fifth and fifth in the six to win 11-0. The Eagles put together a stronger offensive effort in the second game by pounding out six hits in the 12-2 loss. Along with hits by K. Sieren, Lyle, Shemanski and Schulte, Keota got a double from eighth-grader Kylie Beinhart and a single from freshman Mallory Woltering. Pitchers Mallory Ladehoff and Kaylin Swanson combined to give up nine hits in four innings of work. Now at 0-7, the Eagles will host Belle Plaine on Wednesday, June 11, before hosting English Valleys on Friday, June 13.
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6-2 Keota 1, North Mahaska 11 6-4 Keota 1, BGM 16 6-6 Keota 1, Lynnville-Sully 11 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor The process for Keota’s baseball team in gaining a solid comfort on the field won’t come easy; the first two weeks of the season have been proof of that. However, the Eagles are making strides; the scores from last week make that evident. Keota fell all three times last week but have started to pick things up from a defensive and pitching standpoint. On Monday against North Mahaska, Keota dropped by a score of 11-1, making it its closest game of the young season. The Eagles got on the board first with a run in the top of the first inning; freshman outfielder Avery Conrad scored after drawing a walk. Conrad drew two walks on the night, while Riley Conrad and Isaiah Hahn drew on apiece. The Warhawks bounced back to gain the lead with two runs in the bottom half of the first and then broke the game open with six in the third and two more in the fourth. Hunter Wilson had the lone hit for the Eagles, while Jack
Eakins took the loss on the mound; he allowed eight hits through four innings of work, while striking out three. The Eagles scored in the first inning two nights later against BGM, but couldn’t stay composed and fell by a score of 16-1. Luke Greiner, John Mather and Nate Sieren each collected on hit against the Bears, while Sieren scored the only run for Keota. Keota wrapped up its week on Friday against LynnvilleSully and put together perhaps its best offensive showing of the season. The Eagles pounded out six hits, including two from Wilson, in the 11-1 loss. Greiner, Sieren, Eakins and Avery Conrad each added singles as well, while Wilson scored Keota’s run.On the mound, sophomore Zach Mousel gave up five earned runs in four innings; Sieren finished in relief by allowing one earned run. The Eagles (0-6) look to keep improving with games at Belle Plaine on Wednesday, June 11, and at English Valleys on Friday, June 13.
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TC Girls Start an Even 3-3 in SICL 6-4 Tri-County 1, North Mahaska 6 • 6-5 Tri-County 3, Montezuma 9 6-6 Tri-County 9, BGM 5 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor After starting its season at 2-0 with wins over Keota and Belle Plaine, the TriCounty softball team slipped up in fourth straight games, only to get back on track Friday at BGM. Losses at home to North Mahaska and Montezuma last dropped the Trojans to
under .500, but the Trojans bounced back on the road Friday in Brooklyn, coming up with a big 9-5 win heading into a four-game week. Prior to the win at BGM, TC lost to North Mahaska on Wednesday by a count of 6-1, and then fell the following night to Montezuma, 9-3. Statistics from last week’s games were not available at
press time. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Trojans no sit at 3-4 overall, including 3-3 in SICL play, before hosting Sigourney on Monday, June 9. TC then played at Twin Cedars the following night, before hosting West Branch on Thursday, June 12. The team ends its week at Montezuma on Friday.
TC Starts Strong, Ends Week on Down Note 6-2 Tri-County 8, HLV 4 • 6-4 Tri-County 6, North Mahaska 17 6-6 Tri-County 3, BGM 13 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor Prior to dropping a pair of contests to SICL contenders North Mahaska and BGM, Scott Edmundson’s Tri-County baseball team had started its season with three wins to just one loss, including an 8-4 win at HLV. After falling behind 3-1 heading into the third inning, the Trojans jumped on the
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considering their week ended with games against North Mahaska and BGM: two of the top contenders for the conference title. After storming out to a 4-0 lead against North Mahaska, Tri-County started getting pressured by the Warhawks and proceeded to lose composure. North Mahaska cut the deficit to 4-3 with three runs in the third, before blowing the game open with seven runs in the fifth. The Warhawks tacked on seven more runs in the next two innings and ran away with the 17-6 win. The Trojans fell victim to another excellent team, BGM, two nights later. The Bears jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and added fifth more in the fifth, pulling away for the 13-3 win. The loss even TC’s record at 3-3, prior to games on Monday, June 9, against Sigourney, and Tuesday, June 10, at Twin Cedars. The Trojans end their week at Montezuma on Friday.
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Pekin Baseball Even at 3-3 6-2 Pekin 6, Winfield-Mt. Union 7 6-3 Pekin 19, Columbus Junction 5 6-5 Pekin 3, IMS 5
By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor The Pekin baseball team lost two and won one game last week, evening their season record to 3-3. The Panthers blew a tworun, seventh-inning, lead to Winfield-Mt. Union on Monday. The Wolves scored three times in the top of the seventh at Pekin to come away with the 7-6 win. Pie Reighard’s team got back on track the next night at Columbus Junction, blowing out the Wildcats by a score of 19-5. The Panthers scored four runs in the second, four in the third, three in the fourth and eight more in the fifth to put the game out of reach. Two nights later the Panthers hosted IMS and led for most of the game. After put-
ting a run on the board in the bottom of the first, Pekin tacked on two more runs in the third to push its lead to 3-1. Starting pitcher Keaton Winn and the Pekin defense, however, ran into some trouble in the top of the fifth. Clutch hits by IMS’s Reggie Hostetler and Tanner Leyden helped IMS score four runs in the inning and take a 5-3 lead, which proved to be the difference. Statistics from last week’s games were not available at press time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Pekin (3-3) played at Highland, Riverside on Monday, before hosting LouisaMuscatine on Tuesday, June 10. The Panthers then play at Mediapolis on Thursday, before hosting WACO on Friday, June 13. “My type 1 diabetes tests me. Every day.” But JDRF has my back. — Nick Jonas DIAGNOSED AT AGE 13
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Top: One tough inning v. IMS costed Keaton Winn & Pekin a win. Above-left: Trevor Northup congratulated Petie Clubb after he scored a run. Aboveright: Kolby Allsup grounded hard back to the mound v. IMS [photos Adam Meier].
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Inability to Close Dooms Savages
Sigourney Softball Opens at 6-2 6-2 Sigourney 0, Lynnville-Sully 12 6-4 Sigourney 7, Iowa Valley 3 6-4 Sigourney 16, Iowa Valley 3 6-6 Sigourney 11, Belle Plaine 1 6-7 Sigourney 1, Louisa-Muscatine 5 6-7 Sigourney 7, Lone Tree 4
6-2 Sigourney 7, Lynnville-Sully 8 6-4 Sigourney 3, Iowa Valley 8 6-6 Sigourney 6, Belle Plaine 7 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor The Sigourney baseball team was in a position to win not one, but two games last week. Unfortunately, though, a lack of composure in the field cost the Savages wins in both contests. On Monday at Lynnville-Sully the Savages stormed out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning and held a 5-4 lead heading into the sixth. However, a number of fielding miscues led to three runs in the bottom of the sixth for the Hawks, helping them take a 7-5 lead into the seventh. The Sigourney bats responded to tie the game with two runs in the top of the seventh, but L-S quickly got two runners on in the bottom half and knocked in the winning run soon after, giving the Hawks the 8-7 win. The Savages fell at home to Iowa Valley two nights later, 9-3, but looked to bounce back against Belle Plaine on Friday. Sigourney struck first with two runs in the first inning, before adding another in the third. The Plainesmen didn’t sit around any longer, though, and exploded for four runs in the fourth and one more in the fifth, taking a 5-3 lead into the sixth. Belle Plaine tacked on two more in the sixth to go ahead 7-3. Sigourney fought back with two runs in the bottom half and one more in the seventh, but came up a little short, 7-6. The Savages (0-7) looked for wins on Monday, June 9, at Tri-County, and on Wednesday against Montezuma. Sigourney then wraps up the week on Friday at North Mahaska.
By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor The Sigourney softball team won its first two games of the season, but last Monday, at Lynnville-Sully, the Savages suffered multiple losses on the same night. In addition to losing 12-0 to third-ranked Lynnville-Sully, the Savages lost senior catcher Bri Schauf for the season with a torn ACL. Schauf twisted her knee awkwardly when running after a wild pitch and will be missed for the rest of the summer. Eighth-grader Leah Carter took over for Schauf at L-S and will do so for the remainder of the season. After the tough night in Sully, Sigourney returned home on Wednesday and took out its frustration on Iowa Valley, sweeping the Tigers in a double header, 7-3 and 16-3. The Savages got out of the gate quickly in Game 1, using early homeruns by Maddi Denny and Emily Danowsky to grab a 3-0 lead after one. Sigourney tacked on three more in the third inning and rode pitcher Jordan Carter to the 7-3 win. Carter gave up just three hits and struck out nine in seven innings of work. Carter, along with Courtney Herman, Becca Ohland and Denny, each added two hits in Game 1. In Game 2 the Savages pounded out 16 hits, including three from both Leah Carter and Karah Appleget, and blew out the Tigers 16-3. Danowsky, Kendall Streigle, Mya Talbert and Brooke Waechter each added two hits, while Streigle tossed six innings of two-hit ball to get the win. Sigourney’s bats stayed hot two nights later against Belle Plaine. After already leading 6-0 after four, the Savages tacked on five runs in the fifth and put away the Plainesmen by a count of 11-1. 12 hits, including two from both Carters, Danowsky, Denny and Sierra Davis, fueled the Savages to the win; Denny homered, doubled and drove in four runs on the night. In the circle, Carter allowed five hits in five innings of work to pick up the win. The Savages split a pair of games on Saturday at West Branch, falling to Louisa-Muscatine 5-1, before bouncing back to beat Lone Tree 7-4. Sigourney now sits at 5-1 in SICL play at 6-2 overall. Shelly Streigle’s team played at TriCounty on Monday, before hosting Montezuma on Wednesday and playing at North Mahaska on Friday, June 13.
Pictured (top to bottom, left to right): 1) Emily Danowsky celebrated with her teammates after going deep; 2) Peyton Crawford took a rip; 3) Colton Schwenke made the catch on a sinking liner; Jake VanEe fielded a grounded off the mound v. IV; 4) Becca Ohland sent a liner over the center fielder and 5) Freshman Leah Carter caught her sister, Jordan, against IV [photos by Adam Meier].
Win No. 1 Comes on Road for Bears 6-2 English Valleys 3, Montezuma 8 6-4 English Valleys 5, Belle Plaine 6-6 English Valleys 9, HLV 19 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor It took longer than it would have liked, but the EV girls’ softball team picked up its first win of the year last week and it just so happened to come on the road. After falling in a tough one to Montezuma, 8-3, in their first game of the week, the Bears rallied on the road at Belle Plaine and came up with a 5-4 win. Both offenses started strong at Belle Plaine, with English Valleys breaking through with two runs in the top of the first, only to see the Plainesmen answer with three in the bottom half. Belle Plaine added on with another run off EV’s Annie Axmear in the third to go up by a count of 4-2. The Bears answered back with a run in the top of the fourth, cutting their deficit to 4-3, before coming up with two huge runs in the sixth to take a 5-4 lead. Axmear and the EV defense got the job done in the bottom of the seventh to seal the deal and get the win. Axmear allowed seven hits and no walks in seven innings of work, while striking out two to pick up the win. At the plate, leadoff hitter Taylor Gerard answered her two-hit game against Montezuma with two more hits at Belle Plaine, along with a stolen base. Center fielder Allison Hewett went two-for-two at the dish with a double, an RBI and three runs scored. Rylee Voss, Shannon Steffen and Mackenzie Russell each added one hit, giving the Bears seven for the game. The EV offense put together its best performance of the season on Friday night at Victor, but pitchers Claire Kingland and Axmear couldn’t keep the HLV bats in check, as the Warriors topped the Bears, 19-9. Senior Sam Banes led the charge for EV, going three-for-three with three RBIs. Voss, Hewett and Audrey Grove each tacked on two hits, while Steffen, Russell and Amanda Fisher each added two. The Bears were outhit 15-12 by HLV, as the Warriors scored seven runs in the second, five in the fourth and four in the sixth to pull away for the win. Now at 1-6 overall (1-4 in conference), the Bears will look to challenge Lynnville-Sully on Monday, June 9, before playing at West Branch the following night. EV then hosts Iowa Valley on Wednesday and plays at Keota on Friday, June 13.
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