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UP FRONT WF Fall Vocal Variety Show The choirs of West Fork High School will present their Fall Vocal Variety Show on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., in the north gym of the Sheffield Campus. Enjoy an evening of great music and dancing.

West Fork After Prom Fundraiser Supper The West Fork After Prom Committee will hold a Chili Supper from 5-6:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 14, before the final home game at the West Fork Football Field. The menu includes chili, chicken noodle soup and cinnamon rolls. The event is free will donation.

West Fork 4-H members selling fundraiser items The West Fork FFA started their annual fruit, meat and cheese fundraiser. This year, MinnTex Citrus, out of Monticello, is contracting the products. A new item added to the fruit lineup is pineapple! The chapter is also selling cookie dough, frozen pizza and goodies along with West Fork tumblers through Harmison Hometown Fundraising. The chapter will be selling these items through Nov. 1. The chapter has set a sales goal this year of $30,000 worth of product. The funds raised will support chapter trips, National and State FFA Conventions, chapter t-shirts, apiary colony and the barn facility. MinnTex Citrus is making a special contribution this year in donation back to the FFA chapter. For each meat and cheese product sold, MinnTex will donate one dollar back to specifically help fund the Animal Learning Facility on the north end of town. If you would like to purchase items during this fundraiser, call Miss Bonzer at (641) 892-4160, ext. 1147, or you get in contact with a local FFA member.


The West Fork cheerleaders participated in the parade.

The marching band preformed throughout the parade.

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The 2016 West Fork Homecoming week saw a lot of students participating in dress up days, like “Tacky Tourists” or in their West Fork gear. The students voted Erika Perkins, daughter of Deanna Perkins of Sheffield as Homecoming Queen, and Travis Fekkers, son of Jeri and Todd Fekkers of Meservey as Homecoming King. Many attended pep rallies and watched a dominating victory by the variety football team, winning 52-2.

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ABOVE: American Legion presents the flag. LEFT: Homecoming Queen Erika Perkins and King Travis Fekkers.

LEFT: Homecoming Court Jarel Arbegast and Kaitlyn Liekweg. MIDDLE LEFT: Homecoming Court Lexi Bray and Christian Ames. MIDDLE RIGHT: Homecoming Court Maddison Shupe and Cole Hall. RIGHT: Homecoming Court Rukshad Daver and Madison Patten. ZACH CLEMENS PHOTO

Parish discusses new build An architect has been hired to design the new center BY ZACH CLEMENS Sacred Heart Parish in Rockwell had a congregational meeting on October 5 to discuss, as a group, what the new church center should be used for. Sacred Heart’s community center was lost to a fire at the beginning on the year, and during the summer the structure was removed to make way for a new building to be erected. “Nothing was actually decided, it was more of an informational meeting to talk about the architect and

what the church wants to see done with the building,” said Tim Nuehring, a member of the building committee tasked with finding a new architect and getting work started. About 30 members of the parish attended, and they discussed their opinions on what the new building should be used for. There was talk about having it for community use and for religious education. The past center was used to hold community outreach events, religious educations groups, and where a lot of fundraisers were held for the parish.

The parish has retained Waggoner and Wineinger Architects out of Mason City for the project. The firm has been in business for over 90 years and has worked with a number of other churches in designing structures for them, including Newman Catholic schools, according to their website. Nuehring said the building committee will meet this week to further discuss the new center and move forward with the project. The new build is funded because the archdiocese out of Dubuque has comprehensive insurance on the building.

Rockwell City Council discusses drainage issues BY ZACH CLEMENS

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The Rockwell City Council had their regular meeting on October 5 and here are the highlights according to the unapproved minutes. Mayor James Bills stated that the price for the new overhead door for the EMS building was less than the estimate. The installation by Mike Hansen Carpentry donated the labor for the project, to which the Council was thankful for the nice gesture. Mayor Bills asked the Council to fill out a risk assessment form for Cerro Gordo County. This information will be turned into Steve O’Neil to be used in the countywide hazard mitigation plan.

Rockwell residents Dan Dahley and Becky Weydert discussed continued drainage issues with their properties. A neighbor of Dahley and Weydert’s has built up their property a number of years ago and it has become a concern that this is blocking the water flow. In 2009 the property owner did install a 15-inch tube, which all members of the Council felt that would handle the water f low, but with recent heavy rains the issue has become a problem again. The Council felt the property owner should be invited to the next meeting and be included in the discussions to figure out a plan to fix the issues. Public Works Director Jay Sief-

ken stated that they still could not find the water leak on Oak St. They did find another leak to the north of where they had been digging, and will fix this in the next few days. Sief ken also stated that he had not gotten an estimate for the water tower to be painted as he figured it would not happen till spring, when he was asked about it by Councilman Koob. The company who will be painting the water tower will also be the same company to winterize the Rockwell Aquatic Center, and that should be completed soon. The next Rockwell City Council meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Josh Stevens was presented the Outstanding Citizens Award by Sheffield Police Chief Sam Cain. ZACH CLEMENS PHOTO.

West Fork student receives citizens award BY ZACH CLEMENS

A West Fork senior has earned the Outstanding Citizens Award for his actions in the aftermath of the recent f looding Sheffield has received. Police Chief Sam Cain presented Josh Stevens, a senior at West Fork, the award after Stevens found a dangerously low power line during the track athlete’s morning run around Sheffield. It was a Mediacom cable line that was out on 7th and Thompson. Cain said he got a knock at his home at six in the morning, with Stevens there to tell him of the danger. “[The power line] was right on Main Street, and it was so low

I could have grabbed it with my hand,” Stevens said. “I saw these cars going by and I figured a tractor or semi coming by is going to take it down and cause a lot of damage.” So with Stevens early alert, the police were able to redirect traffic, and Mediacom repaired it within an hour without any damage caused. Stevens stepping up is why Cain is commending him. “It’s a unique situation and he felt the need to come tell me that and I really appreciate it,” Cain said. Stevens received a framed certificate for the Outstanding Citizens Award for going above and beyond as a citizen. “I was just looking out for the benefit of the town,” Stevens said.

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Public test of election system The Cerro Gordo County election system will be publicly tested beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 10th in the Election Annex at 121 3rd Street NW, Mason City. In the 2016 General Election voters will vote on paper ballots that will be counted with optical-scan machines. A ballot-marking machine will be available in each precinct for any voter who needs assistance in marking the ballot. Iowa law requires a test of the election system prior to each election in which it is used. The test is open to the public. Additional election and voter registration information can be seen at the Cerro Gordo County website at

West Fork students were selected to participate in the UNI Vocal Arts Festival Choir on October 2 and 3. Pictured, left to right are: Nashaun Bryant, Lauren Dohlman, Kaeleah Kammrad, Director Shelby Wilson, Ben Nelson, Sarah Retz, Zayne Kelley and Tanner Braun. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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30, 2020. “The director and board of trustees of the Rockwell Public Library and the city of Rockwell are to be commended for this achievement and their commitment to excellence in public library services for their community,� said State Librarian Michael Scott. Of Iowa’s 544 public libraries, 349 – including the Rockwell Public Library – are accredited. Iowa’s accredited public libraries are recognized for being responsive to their communities and for exhibiting excellence in their provision of library services. More than two-thirds of all Iowans have active public library cards. Iowa libraries play key roles in workforce and economic development, lifelong learning and e-government activities. Iowans use their

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Vice Vices This year’s Presidential election race has introduced a lot of interesting characters to the political scene, but up until last week there have been a couple of conspicuous absences. Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence have spent the bulk of this campaign standing in the shadows of their running mates, all but absent from the campaign trail. It’s an odd shift from previous years. Joe Biden continuously made his presence known as Barack Obama’s right hand in 2008 and 2012. Paul Ryan was a high profile GOP congressman before he campaigned with Mitt Romney and as Speaker of the House is now closer to the presidency than Romney ever got. And Sarah Palin, one could argue, all but overshadowed John McCain after he pulled her from obscurity. Yet last week’s debate was the first time for many to be exposed to the two men looking to be the vicepresident this time around. As far as introductions go, Kaine could have done better and Pence could have done worse. If you were keeping score at home, Kaine was factually correct more often than not, and in general offered greater detail on the policies of his running mate. But these traits were overshadowed by his frequent interruptions and aggressive tendency to redirect any particular topic at hand towards Donald Trump’s many flaws. From a pure optics standpoint, it’s clear that Pence came out looking the better of the two. Pence interrupted less frequently and spoke with far more composure and grace than his opponent. His background as a radio host served


Travis Fischer him well as he offered a calm and polished alternative to Kaine’s manic performance. Particularly since Pence was operating under a handicap. While Kaine had Clinton’s extensive expertise to draw from, Pence had the near impossible task of extrapolating a coherent policy out of Trump’s inflammatory and often contradictory statements. Instead of offering a clear and concise answer, Pence relied on his skills as an orator to filibuster his way out of tough questions with meaningless platitudes. Well, that and the utter denial of objective reality. Both men cherry picked facts to their liking, as is expected of politicians, but Pence’s gift for poise make even the most outlandish statements seem reasonable and he pushed that gift as far as it would take him. But there was one assertion from Pence that no amount of smooth talking could make believable. That was the notion that it was Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, running the “insult driven campaign” in this race. Pence said it with such authority that I’m not sure he’s met his own running mate. This is, after all, a man who made giving his opponents derogatory nicknames a cornerstone of his campaign. Personal attacks aren’t simply a reality of the Trump campaign. They’re an ever present

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component. In fact, if Pence had access to his phone during the debate, he would have seen Trump tweeting out insults live. As for attack ads, it is true that the Clinton campaign has put out some devastating material. I’m not entirely sure you can call them “attacks” or “insults” though. Yes, there are insults present in the ads, but that’s because the Clinton campaign has taken the strategy of compiling the terrible things Trump says on a regular basis and presents them verbatim. If judging purely on the basis of being likable and convincing voters to be okay with having you a heartbeat away from the presidency, there’s no doubt Kaine lost. However, that didn’t appear to be his primary goal. Instead, Kaine’s objective seemed to be to put Pence on the defensive as often as possible. Within twelve hours, the Clinton campaign released another “attack ad” composed of Pence denying that Donald Trump has said terrible things, immediately followed by the video proof. I can’t say I approve of such a strategy. I would have liked to see what these two had to say about themselves, rather than each other’s running mates. That said, it will probably be effective. By the time this column sees print, we’ll already be back to focusing on the main candidates. Few will remember Kaine’s hyperactive debate performance, but the clip of Pence denying that Donald Trump didn’t know Russia had invaded the Ukraine will go on forever. Travis Fischer is a news writer for Mid-America Publishing and still wishes Hillary would have picked Bernie Sanders as VP. chemicals. • Exempting from sales tax supplies and replacement parts used in manufacturing, research and development, data processing and recycling. These are known as “consumables.” Sen. Amanda Ragan (D-Mason City) serves Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties in Senate District 27. She can be reached at (515) 281-3371 or (641) 424-0874. Email her at amanda.ragan@legis.iowa. gov.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 121 2nd St., N., Rockwell Phone 822-4919 Pastor Ken Livingston Sundays 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:30 a.m. Coffee Time 10 a.m. Sunday School FIRST REFORMED CHURCH 620 2nd St., Meservey Phone 358-6151 Rev. Rodney Meester Sundays 9:30 a.m. Worship FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 404 Maple St., Thornton Phone 998-2004 Pars. 358-6107 The Rev. Crystal Oberheu Sundays 9 a.m. Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Wednesdays 5:45 p.m. Confirmation HANFORD COMMUNITY CHURCH 12411 Spruce Ave, Mason City Phone 423-7376 641-822-4657 Pastor Scott Sokol Sundays 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Sun. Worship HOLY NAME CHURCH 507 1st Ave NW, Rockford Phone 822-4950 Fr. Walter Brunkan Saturdays 5 p.m. Mass

Vikings, Cowboy rookies shine The Minnesota Vikings just might be the best team in football after week 5 of the NFL season. The Purple People Eaters have a ferocious defense, a solid ground game and a quarterback who doesn’t make a mistake. Yes that’s right, Sam Bradford has been mistake free since he came to Minnesota for a first round draft pick, a pick many sports pundits—including yours truly—said was way too high for the former first overall selection. Bradford finished the day with 255 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns and zero interceptions. The game was really about the defense, and how they terrorized Brock Osweiler for 60 minutes, sacking him four times and hitting him 14. Osweiler finished with a 45 percent completion percentage with a measly 155 yards passing, one interception and a touchdown, much of it in garbage time when the game was already over. Minnesota remained the only undefeated team in the league, with Denver and Philadelphia going down this week. Do you think the Texans are having a bit of buyer’s remorse? After giving Brock Osweiler $72 million in the offseason to be their franchise quarterback, he sure hasn’t played like one. His completion percentage is under 60 percent and

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, WELS 670 12th St. NE Mason City IA 50401 Phone: (641) 424-3503 Pastor Robert Harting Pastor’s cell: 641-455-3562 Sundays: Feb.-July - Worship: 11 a.m. Aug.-Jan. - Worship: 9 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Study 7 p.m. RICHLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELS 300 Elm St., Thornton Phone 998-2642 Pastor’s cell: 641-455-3562 Pastor Robert Harting Sundays Feb.- July: Sunday School/ Bible Class: 8 a.m. Worship: 9 a.m. Aug.- Jan.: Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School / Bible Class: 12 p.m. SACRED HEART CHURCH 305 Elm St., E., Rockwell Phone 822-4950 Fr. Rodney Allers Sundays 8 a.m. Mass SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 810 First St., Meservey Phone 358-6277 Pars. 358-6107 The Rev. Crystal Oberheu Sundays 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sun. School 9:45-10:15 a.m. Coffee 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. Confirmation ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH 1001 9th Ave. S. Clear Lake Phone 357-3214 Msgr. Lilip Saturdays 4 p.m. Mass Sundays 9 a.m. Mass

PIGSKIN PONDERING:: Zach Clemens he has thrown 7 interceptions in five games, as opposed to just 6 touchdowns. He has looked pedestrian at best, and pretty awful at worst. With J.J. Watt out for the year, Brock will have to step up his play and his leadership or Houston will be far from making the playoffs this year. Tom Brady made his triumphant return to the field on Sunday, and all his fantasy owners rejoiced. His return only saw him blow out the Browns on his way to three touchdown passes and over 400 yards passing. I’m guessing that Brady will continue his tear through the league, and has put every team left on New England’s schedule on notice. While presidential candidate Donald Trump was busying telling Hillary Clinton he was going to put her in jail if he wins the election, the Green Bay Packers beat the Giants on way to a 3-1 record. There will be a showdown at Lambeau Field in week 16 for the NFC North between Green Bay and Minnesota.

The Dallas Cowboys and their rookies just keep impressing. Jerry Jones’ team was all but left for dead after Tony Romo got hurt at the beginning of preseason, yet they find themselves at 4-1, with the league leader in rushing yards with Ezekiel Elliot. Elliot, who has five touchdowns in five games, and Dak Prescott who is completing 69 percent of his passes and has thrown zero interceptions have led the Cowboys to the top of the NFC East. Prescott is now just eight passes away from breaking Tom Brady’s record for most pass attempts to start a career without an interception. Even with Prescott’s stellar play, all signs point to Tony Romo resuming his starting role in the next few weeks.

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ST. PETER EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA 502 2nd St., S., Rockwell Phone 822-3101 Pastor Rhea Evanson Sundays 10:30 a.m Worship Service ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 400 Larch St., Thornton Phone 998-2632 Home 998-2631 Pastor Rhea Evanson Sundays 9 a.m. Worship Service SWALEDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Main St., Swaledale Phone 995-2252 Rev. Travis Stedick Sundays 8:10 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 303 Monroe St., Rockwell Phone 822-4833 Rev. Travis Stedick Sundays 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:25 a.m. Worship ZION REFORMED CHURCH 2029B Jonquil Ave. Sheffield Phone 579-6186 The Rev. Arthur Zewert Sundays 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Tuesdays 9 a.m. Sewing Group Thursdays 9 a.m. Bulletin Deadline

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Reporting from the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse PUBLIC NOTICE Bier Farms, Inc. Farm PUBLIC NOTICE BIER FARMS, INC. FARM NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE The following real estate located in Franklin County, Iowa, and locally known as the “Bier Farms, Inc. Farm”, will be offered for sale to the highest bidder for cash on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of Coonley & Coonley at 121 First Avenue Northwest in Hampton, Iowa 50441 . The property offered for sale is described as follows: The Southeast Quarter (SE1 of Section Six (6), Township Ninety three (93) North, Range Twenty-two (22) West of the 5th P.M., Franklin County, Iowa. This property is located approximately 1 mile South of Meservey and consists of approximately 154 total acres. Sealed written bids will be accepted at the law offices of Coonley & Coonley, 121 First Avenue Northwest, P.O. Box 397, in Hampton,Iowa up to the time of sale. All bids should state “Bier Farms, Inc. Farm Sale Bid” on the outside of the envelope. Bids will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Coonley & Coonley law office and thereafter, anyone having placed a sealed bid will be permitted to bid further.

The above real estate is being sold on the following terms: 1 . Ten percent (10%) down at the time of contract, immediately following the bidding. 2. Balance due in full at closing to be held as soon as reasonably practical. 3. Full possession available March 1, 2017. 4. Real estate taxes will be prorated to March 1, 2017. 5. Good, clear and merchantable title with abstract showing the same will be conveyed by Warranty Deed at time of final settlement and performance by the Buyer. 6. Property is being sold “AS IS,” including the building site. 7. Seller reserves the right to reject any or all bids. 8. 2016 rents and 2016 related farm payments are retained by seller. 9. Announcements made at time of sale take precedence. For an information packet or further information contact John E. Coonley, 121 First Avenue Northwest, P.O. Box 397, Hampton, Iowa 50441. Telephone number (641) 456-4741 and E-mail: Published in the Pioneer Enterprise on Thursday, Oct. 13, 20 & 27, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE Cerro Gordo County PUBLIC NOTICE CERRO GORDO COUNTY NOTICE OF SATELLITE ABSENTEE VOTING STATIONS PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the qualified electors of Cerro Gordo County that in preparation for the 2016 General Election to be held on Tuesday, the 8th day of November, 2016, satellite absentee voting stations will be open on the following dates, and at the times and locations listed below: Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 o’clock noon Kentucky Ridge Assisted Living Facility 2060 S Kentucky Ave Mason City IA 50401 Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cornerstone Assisted Living Facility 302 2nd Street NE Mason City IA 50401

Mason City IA 50401 Friday, November 4, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mercy Medical Center North Iowa East Campus Hospital 2nd floor Cancer Center Auditorium 1000 4th St SW Mason City IA 50401 Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mercy Medical Center North Iowa East Campus Hospital 2nd floor Cancer Center Auditorium 1000 4th St SW Mason City IA 50401 Ballots for all precincts in Cerro Gordo County will be available at each of the satellite absentee voting stations. Voter registration forms will be available for new registrations in Cerro Gordo County, and changes in the registration records of people who are currently registered within the County may be made at any time.

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This Notice of Satellite Absentee Voting Stations is given by order of the Cerro Gordo County Commissioner of Elections. Kenneth W. Kline, Cerro Gordo County Auditor and County Commissioner of Elections Published in the Pioneer Enterprise on Thursday, Oct. 13,2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 o’clock noon NIACC Activity Center 500 College Drive

PUBLIC NOTICE City of Rockwell OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS CITY OF ROCKWELL OCTOBER 5, 2016 Mayor Bills called to order the regular meeting of the Rockwell City Council at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, in the Council Chambers. All Council members were present. Also present were Becky Weydert, Dan Dahley, Collin Sido, Tom Hensley, Jay Siefken and Chief Whitney. Mayor Bills stated the agenda sands as posted. Wentz moved to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion seconded by Johnson, carried unanimously. The following bills were presented for payment: PUBLIC SAFETY Electronic Engineering, Radio service .....$9.90 Rockwell Coop Telephone Assn., Monthly billing .....................................$177.05 Wellmark Blue Cross, Monthly premium health insurance...$1621.46 Jonesy’s Stop N Shop, Gas.................$305.01 Don’s Auto Service, Police Car/Dump Truck.......................$423.17 Total Public Safety ..........................$2536.59 PUBLIC WORKS Mid American Energy, Monthly billing ....................................$1477.86 Rockwell Coop Telephone Assn., Monthly billing .......................................$34.30 Absolute Waste removal, Monthly billing ...................................$3794.40 Jonesy’s Stop N Shop, Gas.................$422.25 Floyd & Leonard, Supplies ....................$99.77 Tom Hensley, Clothing Allowance........$202.18 Rockwell Area Market, Monthly Billing...$35.37 O’Reilly Auto Parts, Supplies .................$60.83 Northland Manufacturing, Tractor/Mower.......................................$70.00 Jay Siefken, Cell Phone ........................$30.00 Target, Supplies/to Jay ..........................$23.39 Total Public Works .........................$6250.35 PUBLIC WORKS ROAD USE Don’s Auto Service, Police Car/Dump Truck.......................$630.89 West Fork Family Medicine, Random Screen....................................$30.00 Total Public Works Road Use ..........$222.72 CULTURE AND RECREATION Jonesy’s Stop N Shop, Gas...................$94.85 Rockwell Public Library, Monthly payment ..............................$3833.33 Total Culture and Recreation,.........$3928.18 COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Mid American Energy, Monthly billing ....$33.59 City of Rockwell, Linn Grove County Club bill ................$330.15 Overhead Door Co., EMT Building ....$2739.00 Mike Hansen Custom Carpentry, EMT Building ....................................$2291.87 Weier’s Lawn Service, Fall Spraying .$1450.00 Total Community and Economic Development .................$6844.61 GENERAL GOVERNMENT Mid American Energy, Monthly billing ..$163.31 Rockwell Coop Telephone Assn., Monthly billing .....................................$138.43 Aureon Communications, Monthly Billing ......................................$12.99 Mid-America Publishing, Publications .$167.78 Staples, Supplies/to Lorna.....................$24.40 Tyler Technologies, Training ................$187.50 All Star Pest Control, Spring/Summer service ......................$180.00 Postmaster, Postage .............................$47.00 Total General Government................$921.41 BUSINESS UTILITY WATER Mid American Energy, Monthly billing ..$369.99 Wellmark Blue Cross, Monthly premium health insurance .........................................$4864.38 Rockwell Area Market, Monthly Billing...$14.90 Iowa One Call, Locates .........................$15.40 Plumb Supply, Supplies/Water lines ......$49.81 Midwest pipe, Water Repairs ...............$310.45 Hawkins, Inc, Chemicals .........................$5.00 Test America, Water Test .....................$357.00 DNR, Annual Water Use Fee .................$66.00 DNR, Test fee/to Tom ............................$30.00 Postmaster, Mail Water Bills/ Fluoride Letters ........$320.75 UPS, Water Samples .............................$55.59 Total Business Utility Water ...........$6459.27 BUSINESS UTILITY SEWER Larson Printing, Charts ..........................$27.00 UPS, Water/Waste Samples..................$25.42 Total Business Utility Sewer ..............$52.42 Brown moved to approve the bills as present-

ed. Mayor Bills stated that the billing for Overhead door for the EMT building is as estimated, and on the installation Mike Hansen Carpentry donated back on their labor for the project, the billing was less than the estimate. Council felt that was very nice of them and thanked them for doing so. Motion to approve the bills was seconded by Koob, carried unanimously. September Receipts: General $27866.25; Road Use $13399.44; Water Utility $8928.46; Sewer Utility $5366.85; Local Option $14425.18; Debt Service $7586.24. Mayor Bills stated that on September 26th Governor Branstad added Cerro Gordo County to the proclamation for disaster in Iowa following the rains and flooding. This allows for residents to seek grant funding from the State. Mayor Bills noted the risk assessment form for Cerro Gordo County, and asked that the Council members each fill this out to return at the next meeting. The information will be turned into Steve O’Neil to be used in the County wide hazard mitigation plan. Dan Dahley was present to talk to the Council about the drainage issues that have been previously discussed. Dahley had researched the minutes from when this was brought to the council in 2009 as a concern of the property owner blocking the flow of water. The property owner did install a fifteen inch tube at that time, which all felt that this would handle the water, with the recent heavy rains the issue has raised again. With discussion, Council felt the property owner should be invited to the next meeting, to be included in the discussions and figure out a plan to rectify the problem. Council asked for the City Attorney to attend the next meeting along with the property owners on the West side of First Street, as their property may need to be dug into to help with the flow of water. Koob noted the culvert at the entrance by the football field looks good. Worley noted that the guys did a great job there and it should help. Brown asked Siefken about the leak they have been working with on Oak Street. Siefken reported that Westrum came up today to try and locate the leak, and still were not able to find a leak. Siefken stated there is a two inch main to the North of where they have been digging with a leak; they will be doing more in the next few days to find and fix this. Koob asked if Siefken had an estimate from the water tower paint company as the estimate from ACCO was given. Siefken noted he did not as he felt it wouldn’t be done until spring. Wentz asked if the tree trimming work was finished. Siefken stated that it is not as they have been working on other projects. Hensley asked the Council for some clarification on wage increase following his certification. Hensley noted he is approved to take his water treatment test, and will be getting a date set for this, but noted these are pretty intense test and wanted to be on the same page with the Council, that he will be compensated for the certification after the time he has to put in to study. Council was uncertain at how it was stated to allow for a wage increase with certification, and would like to review previous procedures. Mayor Bills asked what is on the work schedule for the next two weeks. Mayor Bills noted the rut along B60 that should have been taken care of. Worley asked if we had any millings to put in there. Hensley noted that we do not, and was kind of waiting for street work to have some for this as the rains keep washing the rock out. Siefken asked about cementing this to allow for the water to run without washing out the rock. Mayor Bills felt it should be rocked now. Siefken stated they have this water leak to fix, flushing mains, read meters, lagoon draw down, replace water service and whatever else may come up. Hensley noted that they need to finish the winterizing at the pool bath house. Koob stated that ACCO should be coming to winterize the pool. Chief Whitney noted it is Homecoming week and will be at the parade and available at the game and dance. Chief Whitney stated he had forwarded the nuisance pictures to Wentz. Wentz will forward them to Weier to get to the City Attorney. With no further business, Wentz moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Brown, carried unanimously. ATTEST James Bills, Mayor Lorna Weier, City Clerk Published in the Pioneer Enterprise on Thursday, Oct. 13,2016

Marriage License Mitchell Roe, Mason City to Britney Borchardt, Mason City on September 24. Dylan Van Orsten, Mason City to Martha Weiss, Mason City on September 24. Molly Clark, Clear Lake to Tyler Lamoreux, Roland on September 24. Kevin Hamilton, Mason City to Joy Spencer, Mason City on September 26. Kassie Krumm, Mason City to Brandon Neve, Mason City on September 30. Jeremy Amosson, Rockwell to Ginger Kraft, Rockwell on September 30. Erica Franzen, Mason City to Logan McCaslin, Mason City on October 1. Lindsay Worden, Sheffield to Jeremy Hansen, Sheffield on October 1. Civil Court The court handled seven child support matters. Kris Christensen vs. Good Shepherd Geriatric Center. Judgment for the plaintiff on September 28 in the amount of $750,000 with 2.57% interest from September 28 and $150,000 with 2.57% interest from February 16. Midland Funding LLC vs. Patricia Bailey. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 4 in the amount of $9,689.86. District Court The court handled ten probation revocation and one case of contempt. Shannon Lybarger, 29, Mason City, pled guilty on October 3 to Theft in the Third Degree. Lybarger was sentenced to two years in prison (suspended), placed on two years probation, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge (suspended), $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, $458.96 in restitution, and $201 in costs. Jayanna Long, 57, Clear Lake, pled guilty on October 3 to Theft in the Third Degree. Long was sentenced to 120 days in jail, fined $625 plus 35% PUBLIC NOTICE City of Rockwell PUBLIC NOTICE CITY ROCKWELL The Rockwell Board Of Adjustments will meet at City Hall on Thursday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss a conditional use for the property listed as Parcel H in FRL NW ¼ 3-94-20 per 2016-3855 or addressed as 298 Westview Drive South. The property owner plans to build a single family residence on land zoned as ag. Published in the Pioneer Enterprise on Thursday, Oct. 13,2016

surcharge (suspended), $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, $25.99 in restitution, and $121 in costs. Gerald Christianson, 34, Clear Lake, pled guilty on October 4 to Driving While Barred. Christianson was sentenced to 14 days in jail, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge, and $3,156.25 in costs. Jordan Nehls, 22, Charles City, received a deferred judgment on October 3 to Domestic Abuse Assault Injury or Mental Illness First Offense (pled from Domestic Abuse Assault Impeding Air/Blood Flow Causing Bodily Injury). Nehls was placed on one year probation, assessed a $315 civil penalty, and $400 in costs. Daniel Brunning, 27, Mason City, pled guilty on October 14 to Assault Causing Bodily Injury or Mental Illness (pled from Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury). Brunning was sentenced to one year in jail (363 days suspended), placed on two years probation, fined $315 plus 35% surcharge, and $241 in costs. Wayne Hull, 54, Mason City, pled guilty on October 4 to Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense. Hull was sentenced to one year in jail (363 days suspended), placed on two years probation, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge, and $1,323.75 in costs. Tyler Fitz, 20, West Des Moines, pled guilty on September 30 to Theft in the Fourth Degree. Fitz was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay $211 in costs. Elizabeth Stephani, 40, Mason City, pled guilty on October 4 to Theft in the Fifth Degree (pled from Theft in the Third Degree) and Theft in the Fifth Degree (pled from Theft in the Fourth Degree). Stephani was sentenced to 28 days in jail, $250 Law Enforcement Initiative, and $121 in costs. Jessie Weisel, 21, Mason City, received a deferred judgment on October 3 to Lottery Forgery or Theft of Lotto Ticket. Weisel was placed on three years probation, assessed a $750 civil penalty, $197.19 in restitution, and $384 in costs. An additional charge of Theft in the Fourth Degree was dismissed. Shannon Lybarger, 29, Mason City, pled guilty on October 3 to Forgery. Lybarger was sentenced to five years in prison (suspended), placed on three years probation, fined $750 plus 35% surcharge (suspended), $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, $444 in restitution, and $558.11 in costs. Andrew Lukes, 36, Clear Lake,

pled guilty on October 3 to Theft in the Third Degree (pled from Theft in the Second Degree). Lukes was sentenced to two years in prison, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, and $140 in costs. Matthew Ballard, 39, Windsor Heights, pled guilty on October 3 to OWI First Offense. Ballard was sentenced to two days in jail, fined $1,250 plus 35% surcharge, $10 DARE, and $201 in costs. Daniel Monson, 46, Mason City, pled guilty on October 3 to OWI Second Offense. Monson was sentenced to one year in jail (358 days suspended), placed on one year probation, fined $1,875 plus 35% surcharge, $10 DARE, and $265 in costs. Lisa Simmer, 46, Rockford, pled guilty on October 4 to OWI First Offense. Simmer was sentenced to two days in jail, $10 DARE, and $160 in costs. Kelly Korleski, 46, Clear Lake, pled guilty on October 4 to Operating a Motorboat/Sailboat While Intoxicated First Offense. Korleski was sentenced to two days in jail, fined $1,000 plus 35% surcharge, and $100 in costs. Christopher Wilson, 33, Mason City, received a deferred judgment on October 3 to OWI First Offense. Wilson was placed on one year probation, assessed a $1,250 civil penalty (half waived), and $140 in costs. Nathan Verhalen, 30, Mason City, pled guilty on October 3 to OWI First Offense. Verhalen was sentenced to two days in jail, fined $1,250 plus 35% surcharge, $10 DARE, and $180 in costs. Cory More, 26, Manly, pled guilty on September 29 to OWI First Offense. More was sentenced to two days in jail, fined $1,250 plus 35% surcharge, $10 DARE, and $241 in costs. Spencer Wilkinson, 19, Charles City received a deferred judgment on October 4 to OWI First Offense. Wilkinson was placed on two years probation, assessed a $1,250 plus 35% surcharge, and $100 in costs. Small Claims Cent Credit Union vs. Ryan Allen, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on September 28 in the amount of $2,237.64 with 2.57% interest from August 5. Robert Marshall, Mason City vs. John and Vicki Columbo, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on September 29 in the amount of $2,799 with 2.57% interest from August 9. Pollard Pest Control & Lawn Care

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Co. vs. Kathleen Corsello, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 3 in the amount of $1,080.90 with 2.57% interest from October 3. Pamela Litterer, Charles City vs. Tiffaney Fisher, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on September 29 in the amount of $5,000 with 2.57% interest from August 15. Hardy Rentals vs. Kenneth Ingram, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on September 29 in the amount of $3,946 with 2.57% interest from August 15. First National Bank of Omaha vs. Sandra King, Mason City. Case dismissed without prejudice on October 4. Midland Funding LLC vs. Steven Gayken, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on September 30 in the amount of $793.60 with 2.57% interest from August 24. H&R Accounts vs. Shelby Stansell, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on September 30 in the amount of $4,292.30 with 2.57% interest from August 25. Cent Credit Union vs. Kimberly Noland, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on September 28 in the amount of $2,366.96 with 2.57% interest from August 25. Capital One Bank vs. Billy Abundis, Clear Lake. Judgment for the plaintiff on September 30 in the amount of $1,160.40 with 2.57% interest from August 25. Midland Funding LLC vs. Randall Holley, Oakdale. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 4in the amount of $2,154.99 with 2.57% interest from October 4. Midland Funding LLC vs. Shaundrea Teeter, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 4 in the amount of $1,145.49 with 2.57% interest from October 4. Midland Funding LLC vs. Vicki Severson, Rockwell. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 4 in the amount of $4,182.06. Heiny Law Firm vs. Justin Kruger, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on September 30 in the amount of $960 in the amount of $2.57% interest from September 2. Midland Funding LLC vs. James Johann, Mason City. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 4 in the amount of $1,965.93 with 2.57% interest from October 4. H&R Accounts vs. Jill Simpson,

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REPORTING Mason City. Case dismissed without prejudice on October 4. Property Transfer DWD: James and Tracy Voss to State of Iowa and Iowa Department of Transportation; St. Francis Park Blk 2 Lot 21 MC Parcel of Land in Part of (Contains 437 SQ FT) Fulfillment of Agreement B16 P5139; $500; 20166013. DWD: Matthew and Laura Petersen to Laura Ohrt and Ronald Young; 18-96-21 Auditor’s Plat of SW1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4 Lot 3 Part of; $155,500; 2016-6011. DWDJ: Sonja Hanson to George and Kim Winchester; 36-95-22 NE NE, SE NE Parcel “A� in part as Desc in Survey B12 P2215; $193,000; 2016-6009. DWD: RAJ Hospitality LLC vs. State of Iowa and Iowa Department of Transportation; Emsley & Adam’s Sub., of Lot 3 & E 16.5’ Lot 4 NW1/4 SE1/4 Sec. 9-96-20 Parcel of Land in Part of Parcel “E� as Desc in Survey B90 P425 (Contains 81 SQ FT) Part of Vac S Madison Ave Fulfillment of Agreement B16 P3867; $405; 20166008. DWD: Troy Coolidge No 15 LLC to Mighty Mights Mason City LLC; 08-96-20 SE NW S 660’ of E 784’ & Exc Hwy & Exc W 30’; $3,000,000; 2016-6006. DAFF: Troy Coolidge No 15 LLC, Kmart Corporation, Mason City Associates Limited Partnership, and Mason City Realty Inc to Troy Coolidge No 15 LLC; 08-96-20 SE NW S 660’ of E 784’ & Exc HWY & Exc W 30’ Conveyed to City of MC in Deed B259 P508 AFF Correcting Deed B04 P4582; 2016-6005. DWD: Pauline Vanhell and Michael Crowley Attorney in Fact to Sharon May Revocable Trust; Willowgreen 2nd Add Blk 2 Lot B, Blk 2 Lot C MC Lot “B� Exc W 6’ W 12’ of Lot “C�; $144,500; 2016-6002. DWDJ: Marilyn Schwab to Robert and Kristen Determan; Sunset Ridge Sixth Subdivision Lot 9 MC; $287,900; 2016-5995. DWD: Heather Rodemeyer to Adam Kadner; Grand View Blk 9 Lot 19 MC; $136,000; 2016-5992. DAJT: Phillip and Camilla Grider to Phillip Grider; Parker’s, Horace G., Add Blk 52 Lot 6, Blk 52 Lot 7 MC E 1/2 of Lots; 2016-5989. DWD: Max and Penny Beckner to Randy and Teresa Mumm Revocable Trust and Randy and Teresa Mumm Trustee; 17-96-21 SE NW Parcel “C� in part of as Desc in Survey B16 P5586; $149,000; 2016-5984. DQC: Betty Wicks to Judy Alman, Jon Wicks, and Betty Wicks Live Estate; Bel Air 1st Add Blk 10 Lot 18 MC; 2016-5983. DWD: Parker House Properties LLC vs. Jaremy Barnish; Wildwood Add Blk 7 Lot 11 MC Exc E 107’; $104,000; 2016-5979. DCD: Bessie Pappas Estate and Anthony Pappas Executor to Anthony and Nicholas Pappas; Parker’s 5th Add Blk 5 Lot 18 MC; 2016-5976. DWDJ: David and Mary Dirksen to Thomas and Amanda Wede; 34-94-22 NW SE, NE SE, SW SE, SE SE Parcel “A� in part as Desc in Survey B03 P4856 & Exc Parcel “A-1� as Desc in Survey B16 P5014 & Exc Parcel “A-2� as Desc in Survey B16 P5015; $80,000; 2016-5969.

DWDJ: Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to Mark and Tamara Hesse; College Add Blk 11 Lot 18 MC; $40,500; 2016-5968. DWD: Katherine Broman and Michael Blackmore to Michael Ernst; 1096-20 Auditor’s Plat of Lot 13 NW1/4 NE1/4 Lot 3 Parcel “B� in part as Desc in Survey B97 P6536; $13,800; 20165967. DWDJ: Christopher Neel to Jeffery and Leanna Rosel; Lindon’s, J.G., Add Blk 3 Lot 7 CL; $36,000; 2016-5966. DWD: Robert and Janice Reipma and Christopher Neel; Lindon’s, J.G., Add Blk 3 Lot 7 CL Fulfillment of Cont B14 P4501; $32,500; 2016-5965. DWDJ: George and Jayne Jessen to William and Linda Jarnagin; Sweetwater Beach Condominium Bldg Unit H CL; $400,000; 2016-5964. DWDJ: Donnell Humphrey to Richard and Lucinda Summers; Kausville (Original Town) Blk 1 Lot 5, Blk 1 Lot 6 MV S 1/2 Lot 5; $1,846; 20165951. DWD: Reade Bronner Revocable Trust, Leanna Halfhill Cotrustee, Bryon Bronner Cotrustee, Kristine Combs Cotrustee, and Kristine Combs Cotrustee to Byron Bronner, Kristine Combs, and Leanna Halfhill; Grand View Blk 9 Lot 15 MC Undivided 1/2 Int; 2016-5949. DCD: Henry Bronner Estate, Kristine Combs Executor, Leanna Halfhill Executor, Byron Bronner Executor to H Bronner Revocable Trust; Grand View Blk 9 Lot 15 MC Undivided 1/2 Int; 2016-5948. DWD: Nancy and Kenneth Winkler, Anne and Jason Nord, and Richard and Leanne Ermer to Rockwell Seed Company; 11-94-20 NW NW, NE NW, SW NW, SE NW Exc W 181.5’ of N 360’ of NW NW Containing 1.50 Acres Subject to Existing Public RD Row & Exc Part of NW NW as Desc as Parcel “A� in Survey B11 P6851; $1,200,000; 2016-5936. DWDJ: Thomas and Pamela Rose to Steven and Jill Weiner; Commercial Park 2nd Add Lot 6 MC E1/2 Lot 6; $31,000; 2016-5935. DWD: Tommy Reich Jr. to Betty Reich; Lehigh Add Blk 3 Lot 19 MC; $45,000; 2016-5931. DCDM: Cerro Gordo County Sheriff, Edgington Family Inter Vivos Trust, and Floyd Edgington Jr Trustee to State of Iowa and Iowa Department of Transportation; South Mason City (Original Town) Blk 28 Lot 6, Blk 28 Lot 7 MC Part of Application for Condemnation B16 P3466; 2016-5930. DWD: Phyllis Luick to Sheryl Thompson; Rolling Acres 3rd Add Blk 6 Lot 12 MC; $154,500; 2016-5929. DWD: Alexander Dahl to Scott Tatum; Rolling Acres Add Blk 3 Lot 36 MC; $108,200; 2016-5927. DWD: Kim and Patricia Nelson, Colin and Klee Latham, and Joy Nelson to Karen Sears; 18-96-21 Auditor’s Plat of NE1/4 NE1/4 Lot 5 Tract #1 in part of lot; $146,500; 2016-5926. DQC: Brian and Carma Wilkinson to Bell Lake Properties LLC; Clear Lake Methodist Camp Lot 90, Lot 91; 2016-5925; 2016-5925. DQC: Brian and Carma Wilkinson to Bell Lake Properties LLC; Bell Harbor Condominium Bldg Unit 2; 20165924. DWD: Danny and Lori Berregaard to Robin Courbat; Clear Lake Methodist Camp Lot 211, Lot 212, Lot 221 Undivided 1/2 Int in Lot 221;

$187,500; 2016-5923. DPAT: State of Iowa to North Iowa Christian School; 10-96-20 Sub. Of SE1/4 Lot 28 Parcel of Land in part of as Desc as Parcel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;? in Survey B16 P4552 Containing 5.25 Acres; 20165913. DWDJ: David and Sandra Westra to Luvern and Dorothy Weber; Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, N.J., Add Blk 2 Lot 5, Blk 2 Lot 6 VT; $168,490; 2016-5911. DWD: Chen Liu Yen and Nyssa Lin to Chun Ying Liu; Meadowbrook 4th Add Blk 6 Lot 11 MC; $350,000; 2016-5910. DWD: Washington DC Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Paxton Farmer; East Lake Place Blk 3 Lot 13, Blk 3 Lot 14 CL; $55,000; 2016-5908. DCD: Judy Hall Executor and Marilynn Johnson Estate to Jean Curley; Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ridge Condominium Bldg 2047 Unit 106 MC; $158,500; 2016-5907. DWD: BRJAS LLC to Lakeside Acres Inc; Sirrineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sub of Lots 1 & 4 of Lot 5 in 13-96-22 Lot 8 CL S 4 Rods; $270,000; 2016-5906. DWD: Dorothy Weir Revocable Trust and Dorothy Weir Trustee to BRJAS LLC; Sirrineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sub of Lots 1 & 4 of Lot 5 in 13-96-22 Lot 8 S 4 Rods Fulfillment of Cont B12 P3920; $200,000; 2016-5903. DWD: Holly and Curtis Elvrum to Joshua Appel; Hoytâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1st Add Lot 42 MC; $109,900; 2016-5901. DWD: Diane Parks to Amanda Martin; North Court Add Lot 4 CL; $108,000; 2016-5898. DWDJ: Dennis, Madonna, and John Easley and Dennis Easley Attorney in Fact to Laurent and Fifi Pongo; Rolling Acres Add Blk 2 Lot 19 MC; $113,000; 2016-5896. DWDJ: Darlene and Clyde Porter, Rosann and Gerald Fredin, and Linda Smeby to Ronald and Russalyn Davis; 26-96-22 NW NW Exc Parcel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? in part of W 1/2 As Desc & Depicted in Survey B14 P1493; $75,000; 20165889. DWDJ: William and Christi Broshar to William and Christi Broshar; Oakwood Park Blk 11 Lot 2, Blk 11 Lot 3 CL & A Strip of Land BTWN Lot 3 and Shore of Clear Lake Being 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Width Adj to Lot & A Strip of Land BTWN Lot 2 and Shore of Clear Lake Being 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Width Adj to Lot; 2016-5886. DWD: Mary Mott, Sally Buchanan Attorney in Fact, Richard Mott, and Sally and Troy Buchanan to Dennis Hall; Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, S., 1st Add Lot 1 CL; $205,000; 2016-5885. DWD: Gayland and Marsha Scofield to Gayland and Marsha Scovield Revocable Trust and Gaylan and Marsha Scovield Trustee; 33-95-20 SW SE, NW SE E1/2 of W1/2; 04-94-20 NW NE, NE NE< SE NE & E 20 Rods in SE NE Exc S 12.35 Chains; 20165883. DQC: Tina Rohwedder to Tina Rohwedder Revocable Trust and Tina Rohwedder Trustee; 16-95-19 NE NE, SE NE Exc N 3.02 Acres (Contains 77.61 Acres); 2016-5872. DQC: Torrey Young to Torrey Young Trustee and Torrey Young Revocable Trust; 09-95-19 NW SE, NE SE Exc S 2.99 Acres of NE1/4 of SE1/4 Tract Contains 77.79 Acres Including 1.27 Acres in RD Row; 20165870. DQC: Travis Counsell to Travis

PUBLIC NOTICE City of Thornton OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS CITY OF THORNTON OCTOBER 3, 2016 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:00 P.M. CITY HALL The Thornton City Council met on the above date and time with Mayor Brian Crowell calling the meeting to order. Council members present: Betty Jensen, Randall Bohman and Rob Duff. Absent: Michael Younge and Shelby Steenhard. Also present: City Attorney Mike Moeller, Tom Janeka and Mark Nelson. Bohman made a motion to approve the agenda. Jensen seconded, motion carried. Duff made a motion to approve the minutes from the September meeting. Bohman seconded, motion carried. Duff made a motion to approve payment of the bills. Bohman seconded, motion carried. Bohman made a motion to table the proposal from Quality Pump on a flow meter for the lift station. Jensen seconded, motion carried. The Council reviewed the Ordinance amendment clarifying the responsibilities of the property owner and City for water service connections. A Public Hearing was set for November 7, 2016 ,at 7:00 p.m. for the first reading. Fire Chief Mark Nelson requested permission to sell the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old grass pickup pump and tank that the department no longer uses on Craigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list. Duff made a motion to approve advertising the equipment on Craigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list. Jensen seconded, motion carried. Nelson requested approval to apply for the IDNR 50/50 grant to help purchase the repeater portion of the truck replacement radio. The department will be requesting $1,500 and will match the $1,500 from the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fund raising account. Jensen made a motion to approve applying for the grant. Bohman seconded, motion carried. Nelson requested approval to apply for the Firefighterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FEMA grant to purchase bunker gear for the department. He requested hiring NIACOG to write the grant at a cost of $300. The request will be for $50,000 with a 5% match from the department. Duff made a motion for the City to move forward with the firefighterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grant application and to cover the cost of NIACOG. Jensen seconded, motion carried. Attorney Moeller reported he has received the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report and photos of the 2 nuisance properties and would like the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guidance on the next steps. The Council directed Moeller to move forward with a municipal infraction and court order to the property owner at 701 Main Street. The Council directed Moeller to send correspondence with the excerpts of the City Code to the property owner at 613 Main Street. Only one of two contractors submitted a bid for

tree removal and trimming. Duff made a motion to accept Jim Blackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bid of $2,250. Jensen seconded, motion carried. The Clerk wanted to remind the public of the flu vaccine clinic that will be held on Wednesday, October 12th from 11:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon. in City Hall. Jensen reported Mission Thornton has completed painting the reception room and entry of the Community Center. A few of the pictures have been reframed and paid for by an individual. The Clerk presented prices for commercial grade vacuums for the Community Center. Duff made a motion to allow for a budget of $400. Bohman seconded, motion carried. The Clerk reported a leak in the Community Center roof above the sink in the kitchen. Cider Roofing Co has been contacted. The roof is under warranty. Duff made a motion to approve the Annual Finance Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. Jensen seconded, motion carried. Mayor Crowell declared trick-or-treat night will be held on October 31st from 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m. The Council gave approval to the Clerk to attend Data Tech Fall User meeting in Des Moines on Wednesday, October 19th. The Council gave approval to Greg Meier to attend a Water class at NIACC on Thursday, October 13th. Mayor Crowell took a moment to thank a list of Volunteers that helped with the pumping at different locations in town after the heavy rains. Building permit applications approved by the Clerk prior to the meeting were: 413 N 4th Street, 213 3rd Street and 312 N 4th Street. A building permit application to move a garage onto the property from another property in town was submitted by the owner at 208 Larch Street. The location of the garage will be within the required setbacks. Jensen made a motion to approve the application. Bohman seconded, motion carried. Bohman made a motion to adjourn. Duff seconded, motion carried. ATTEST Michelle Duff Thornton City Clerk Claims Report For October 3, 2016 Council Meeting Vendor, Reference ............................... Amount Central Iowa Distributing, Inc, Supplies ..............................................$162.60 Cerro Gordo County Sheriff August Protection .................................$60.96 Cole Excavating, Retainage - Lagoon Project ...........$26,125.49 Creative Solutions, Web Site Monthly Subscription...........$125.00

Crowell, Brian, Mileage - Hazard Mitig . Mtg.......................................................$30.24 Diamond Vogel, Primer/Paint Ceilings/Walls ................$128.48 Duff Michelle, Mileage - Meeting @ Niacog ..............................$25.92 First Security Bank & Trust, Utilitiles Loan ......................................$318.26 First Security Bank & Trust, Garbage Truck Loan ...........................$922.52 Floyd & Leonard Auto Electric, Maintenance On Pump..................................................$242.90 Frontier Communications, Monthly Service ..................................$205.94 Hawkins, Inc., Chlorinators - Parts/Labor ........................................$754.59 I.m.w.c.a., Premium 5Th Installment ...................................$600.00 Internal Revenue Service, Fed/Fica Tax ....................................$2,989.18 Iowa Dept Of Natural Resources, 2017 Annual Water Use Fee ................$66.00 Iowa Dept Of Natural Resources, Flow Meter Permit Fee .......................$100.00 Ipers Collections, Ipers .....................$1,598.36 Jurgens Nan, Reimbursement - Paint/Primer......................................$122.27 Mid-American Publishing Corp, September Legals ................................$66.25 Miracle Recreation Equip Co, Playground Rope Replacement..........$418.87 Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc, Lift Station Flow Meter Work ..............$339.79 Staples Credit Plan, Office Supplies .....................................$62.75 Thornton Postmaster, September Ub Postage ........................$62.56 Thornton Public Library, Monthly Contribution Less Pr .............$520.58 Treasurer State Of Iowa, State Tax .....$485.00 U S Cellular, Monthly Service ................$66.71 Utility Deposit Customer, Deposit Refund .....................................$36.82 September Payroll ............................$7,482.34 Report Total...................................$44,120.38 General Total ..................................$13,815.30 Rut Total ...........................................$3,837.43 Employee Benefits Total ...................$2,154.02 L.O.S.T Total .....................................$5,907.49 Water Total........................................$6,961.85 Sewer Total .......................................$8,090.60 Garabage Total .................................$5,015.48 Total All Revenues ........................$45,782.17 Published in the Pioneer Enterprise on Thursday, Oct. 13,2016




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West Fork breezes by Huskies SHEFFIELD – Eight kills apiece by Lexi Bray and Jacqlyn Caspers were more than enough to help West Fork sweep Nashua-Plainfield on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Morgan Meier also served 15for-15 with a pair of aces as the Warhawks topped the Huskies 25-23, 2518, 25-20. West Fork improved to 10-6 overall, 6-2 in the Top of Iowa Conference. Also serving well for coach Abbee Dickman’s squad was Kaitlyn Liekweg, who was perfect on 13 serves. She also had two of the team’s five blocks against N-P and led the team in assists with 12. Libero Madison Patten led the Warhawks with eight digs. West Fork 25-25-25 Nashua-Plainfield 23-18-20 Kills – N-P (Morgan Kapping 6, Sydney Hansen 4, Britney Holthaus 4, Liberty Fisher 3, Sierra Fisher 3, Miranda Crabtree 2, Shaylee Hansen); WF (Lexi Bray 8, Jacqlyn Caspers 8, Maddison Shupe 5, Rachael Jones 2, Teya Adams). Blocks – N-P (L. Fisher, S. Hansen); WF (Kaitlyn Liekweg 2, Caspers, Shupe). Digs – N-P (Holthaus 15, S. Hansen 5, Brianna Bienemann 3, Crabtree 3, S. Fisher 2, L. Fisher); WF (Madison Patten 8, Liekweg 4, Adams 3, Meier 3, Bray 2, Caspers, Ylani Guerrero, Shupe). Assists – N-P (S. Hansen 18, Holthaus 3, Crabtree); WF (Liekweg 12, Guerrero 11). Serving – N-P (S. Hansen 19-19, ace; Crabtree 11-11, 2 aces; L. Fisher 7-9, 2 aces; Bailey Weiss 7-9; Holthaus 5-6, ace; S. Fisher 6-8, ace); WF (Meier 15-15, 2 aces; Liekweg 13-13; Shupe 11-11; Caspers 4-4, ace; Bray 6-7; Patten 11-13, ace; Adams 6-10, 2 aces).


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Warhawks sweep individual titles to pace third place ʻBʼ team finishes EAGLE GROVE – Both West Fork runners Kenna Weaver and Jake Hansen claimed the individual girls’ and boys’ titles at the “B” races in the 2016 Dick Bell Invitational hosted by Eagle Grove on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Each runner led the Warhawks girls’ and boys’ teams to third place finishes in the meet. Among the girls, who scored 66 points to finish behind Emmetsburg (34) and Mason City Newman (50), Talia Rowe also scored a top-10 finish, taking eighth. The boys’ team, scoring 73 to place behind South Hamilton (35) and Eagle Grove (60) also placed a runner in the top-10 as Josh Stevens came in at seventh. Weaver clocked in at 20 minutes 24.02 seconds while Hansen was across the line at 16:44.41, which is a few seconds off of his season-best time ran at Mason City to start the season. ABOVE: West Fork’s Rylan Fleshner eludes both North Butler defenders Rhett Lammers (21) and Clay Shultz (80) on his way to a 65yard touchdown reception on Friday, Oct. 7. LEFT: West Fork’s Alex Bender closes in to tackle North Butler quarterback Kane Allison in the first half of the Warhawks’ 52-2 homecoming victory on Friday, Oct. 7. Kristi Nixon Photos

2016 Dick Bell Invitational Girls “B” Team Scoring 1. Emmetsburg 34; 2. Mason City Newman 50; 3. West Fork 66; 4. Eagle Grove 100; 5. Algona Garrigan 128; 6. North Iowa 179; 7. South Hamilton 199; 8. Belmond-Klemme 205. West Fork (66) – 1. Kenna Weaver 20:24.02; 8. Talia Rowe 21:55.13; 12. Maddison Shupe 22:40.85; 20. Niki Heimer 23:30.68; 25. Rachael Hubka 24:03.29; 29. Miranda Dixon 24:13.99; 31. Kennedy Maske 24:53.95; 39. Ciara Hansen 25:16.12; 43. Alyssa Barkema 26:11.63.

Boys “B” Team Scoring 1. South Hamilton 35; 2. Eagle Grove 60; 3. West Fork 73; 4. Mason City Newman 79; 5. Emmetsburg 114; 6. Belmond-Klemme 182; 7. Algona Garrigan 184. West Fork (73) – 1. Jake Hansen 16:44.41; 7. Josh Stevens 18:00.52; 15. Zach Martinek 18:47.05; 20. Conner Schulz 18:59.82; Jonah Van Horne 19:50.68; 33. Austin Larson 19:57.10; 36. Brett Barkema 19:59.35; 47. Travis Fekkers 21:02.55; 48. Devon Koethenbeutel 21:07.14; 54. Seamus Sullivan 21:36.51; 63. Jake Nierengarten 22:24.80; 73. Bryce Groh 23:15.47.

Tuttle leading Belgian league LIMBURG, BELGIUM – ShefTuttle signed with the Belgian field native and West Fork gradu- team in late July. ate Seth Tuttle is leading His 1.5 blocks per game the Euromillions League is second only to Spirou for Hubo Limburg United, Tumba (six). Tuttle is also a Belgian professional basthird in the league in asketball league, in three stasists at 5.5 and fourth in retistical categories. bounds at 7.5. A mong th ree of the The leader in reboundfive statistical categories, ing in the league averages Tuttle ranked second, third eight boards per game. Tuttle and fourth in the top five Limburg United is 1-1 in blocks, assists and rebounds per and played on Wednesday, Oct. 12 game, respectively, a few games into and again on Saturday, Oct. 15. The the season. regular season runs through May 10.

Quick start leads to West Fork rout of North Butler BY KRISTI NIXON


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SHEFFIELD – West Fork wanted to get out to fast against North Butler in its homecoming football game. It couldn’t have asked for a better start against a team that had just lost its starting quarterback and center in a makeup game four days’ previous. “Our goal the entire week was to start fast,” West Fork coach Eric Gabe said. “I know they (North Butler) are pretty beat up. I told our kids we were there last year. I’m really proud of our seniors and I’m really proud of our entire program and community and everything just coming together and playing for one another. “I’m really excited for all of those things. We haven’t changed from the Lake Mills loss...we’ve just believed in each other and kept playing and kept coming to practice and playing hard even when we were 0-5.” The Warhawks scored on five of their seven first-half possessions on their way to a 38-0 halftime lead that ended in a 52-2 final on Friday, Oct. 7. Running back Cole Hall and quarterback Jarel Arbegast each rushed for more than 100 yards with Hall reaching the end zone three times and Arbegast twice in the Warhawk win. Each time North Butler had the ball, it seemed to lose yardage, helping give West Fork excellent field position along the way. In fact, the Bearcats were negative-8 yards rushing and finished with 24 total yards of offense with 32 passing yards. “I don’t think they’re a 50-point better team than us, plain and simple,” North Butler coach Travis Miller said. “I don’t think our guys played to our potential tonight whether we are missing a couple of guys or not. We just didn’t play as a team, and unfortunately, that lets this happen. I think our guys are much better than that. We clean stuff up and hope we play better next week.” Now that the Warhawks are 2-5

and made a strong showing against topranked St. Ansgar, Gabe said his team is more confident. “I don’t think you can win a football game without having confidence and without going out there and believing in yourself and that you have a chance to win the game when you walk onto the field,” Gabe said, “and I feel like over the Cole Hall carries the ball for what turned out to be a last few games 31-yard touchdown run to give West Fork a 38-0 lead where we kind of in the second quarter of the Warhawks’ win over North went out onto the Butler. Hall scored three touchdowns. field feeling like, West Fork now has a chance to ‘I don’t know if we’re going to win or not, let’s see what happens’ and win its third straight against 0-7 Rockford. we started slow and we got beat. “I know Rockford has struggled a “This group of seniors is not allowing us to do that. They’re really little bit,” Gabe said, “but they’re a taking control and taking charge and dangerous team with that Bushbaum we’re playing good football right kid at quarterback and a receiver with 200-some yards or whatever, now.” Not only was the ground game they can throw it around and it’s gogoing for West Fork, it also got a ing to be a track meet. We’re excited big 65-yard touchdown strike from to play another week of football toLukas Wogen to Rylan Fleshner that gether.” Meanwhile, North Butler needs extended its lead to 22-0 early in the to clean up a lot in facing a Grundy second quarter. A North Butler fumble a few Center team that is 3-3 overall, 3-2 in plays later led to another quick score. the district. “(It) starts up front with the ofBy the time the third quarter had expired, the Warhawks even got a fensive line, we had to do a lot of rushing touchdown from a regular re-shuffling, we have some guys who are in positions who have never starting lineman, Alex Bender. The Bearcats avoided the shut- played before and unfortunately, one out in the fourth quarter when Kyle of those is the center position,” MillRooney was tackled in the end zone er said. “That definitely makes things on a bad snap for a safety with 5 min- tough, we’ve got to clean up how we block. Our routes have to be crisper. utes to go. “It’s good that we avoided the We had some things happen at the shutout,” Miller said, “but it doesn’t end which were good, so we’ll build make the night feel any better for on that and work for another day.” me.” West Fork 52, North Butler 2

North Butler 0 0 0 2 - 2 West Fork 8 30 14 0 - 52 First WF – 4:34 Cole Hall 3 run (Hall run). Second WF – 10:57 Jarel Arbegast 18 run (Rylan Fleshner kick). WF – 8:25 Fleshner 65 pass from Lukas Wogen (Fleshner kick). WF – 5:19 Arbegast 6 run (Fleshner kick). WF – 4:32 Safety. WF – 1:40 Hall 31 run (Fleshner kick). Third

WF – 7:21 Hall 12 run (Fleshner kick). WF – 0:00 Alex Bender 2 run (Fleshner kick). Fourth NB – 5:02 Safety. First downs Rushes-yds Passing Punting ave. Fumbles-lost Penalties

NB 3 22-(8) 32 4-26.25 5-4 4-25

WF 15 52-296 100 0-0 1-0 9-75

Rushing (Att-Yds-TDs) – NB, Trae Ulrich 9-44-0, Brandon Trees 3-0-0, Rhett

Lammers 1-(3)-0; Kane Allison 5-(8)-0; Sam Dolan 6-(44)-0. WF, Cole Hall 20123-3, Jarel Arbegast 14-107-2, Fleshner 1-54-0; Michael Fjone 3-17-0, Alex Bender 2-6-1, Ian Latham 2-4-0, Kyle Rooney 1-(2)-0, Lukas Wogen 1-(6)-0, Brett Weaver 1-(7)-0. Passing (Att.-Comp.-Yds-TD-INT) – NB, Allison 5-8-31-0-0, Dolan 2-3-(1)-0-0. WF, Wogen 2-4-73-1-0, Arbegast 1-327-0-0. Receiving (Catches-Yds-TDs) – NB, Clay Shultz 2-32-0, Jared Feldman 1-1-0, Trees 1-0-0, Dolan 2-(1)-0. WF, Fleshner 1-65-1, Fjone 1-27-0, Ian Gonzalez 1-11-0.

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