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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lady Eagles win West Division title at Conference cross country Megan Schafer is first individually By coach Mike Herrington

The weather and temperatures were ideal last Thursday at the NIACC campus for the Top of Iowa Conference meet and the Lady Eagles exhibited a great team effort in capturing the 2016 Top of Iowa Conference Western Division! This was one of our three goals this season: 1) finishing the season rated, 2) conference champions, and 3) securing the team as a state qualifier. I told the team they controlled the opportunity to call themselves conference champions and bring home a championship trophy. This group of five just keep pushing themselves each day and have shown success in XC is often determined by individual motivation and team unity. They all do the same workout every day and appreciate the effort each girl puts forwards to make our team stronger by the end of the season. The girls have worked very hard. Not every practice is a walk in the park, but they understand the willingness to buy into training routines generates positive results and PRs. I’ve had the opportunity to coach several individual and team state qualifiers since coaching Eagle Grove cross country, and based on how far this group has come this season, overcoming injuries and numbers, they have made this a great season for Lady Eagle cross country and will try to extend their season on October 20! Not only did the Lady Eagles win the Western Division, but freshman Megan Schafer showed the field age doesn’t matter finishing the 5k course with the individual conference title! This is a great accomplishment against a great

group of runners from the Top of Iowa Conference. I told Megan she could cross the line in first place by getting out quick and not becoming complacent throughout the race. Megan gets stronger as the race goes on and it showed that night as she pulled away from the G-H/V runner the second half of the race finishing the course in 21:24. I am expecting Megan to take that aggressive mentality to Ankeny next week against a very strong 1A field of runners. At Ankeny, Megan will see many runners for the first time and that can be risky as you don’t know if you can come back on them if they get a lead from the start. She knows the top 15 automatically stamp their ticket to the 2016 state meet and I expect Megan to help lead our entire team to the state meet! The second runner to cross the line for the Eagles was Freshman Brianna Ell finishing the course in 22:18 and earning all-conference honors! I continue to tell Brianna she doesn’t realize her potential in this sport. As she continues get stronger she will give us a great 1-2 punch for the next several years! Brianna really held back at the start and half way through the race was sitting as our fourth runner but really dug deep and stepped up her pace the second half of the race in turning in a great performance! I am really expecting a lot out of Brianna this Thursday as she is no longer a freshman at this point in the season. She understands I want her getting out at the start and keeping Megan and Jana in reach and if so that really creates a solid 1-3 running combination for us this week. I know she will lace up her shoes and put it all together next

week! Senior Jana Willard knows this is her senior year and each time she steps to the line that will be the last time she runs on that particular course. Jana turned in a solid effort finishing as our number three runner in a time of 22:48. Jana and I know the last 1/3 of the season hasn’t been what we wanted for her as we have been careful with her mileage as we moved towards the conference meet and state qualifier. Jana knows she plays a critical role as we move towards the end of the season. Jana is hungry to make a return trip to the 1A state meet and I know she will lead by example, running through any barrier for 3.1 miles and bring Megan and Brianna along with her. Knowing this is her last state qualifier I know Jana will line up at the start and be ready to make a statement for herself and her teammates! As a coach, I am certain the underclassman will make the team finish a special memory for their two seniors. As coaches often say the outcomes of many cross country meets is determined by a team’s fourth thru seventh runners and their ability to finish inside other teams number 3-5 runners. This couldn’t have been truer for the Lady Eagles at the conference meet. I have really emphasized this principle to senior Alix Rethman and sophomore Alecia Anderson, challenging them to run like I know they can run. As their track coach I saw first-hand the speed and pace these girls exhibited in their respective races during the track season. They accepted the training routines I drafted up the last two weeks. I turned up their training effort, knowing they hadn’t tapped into their potential to this point

School district begins facility assessment by Kim demory The Eagle Grove Area School District took their first step towards possible expansion on Friday, Oct. 14, by conducting a facility assessment. The study was done in anticipation of student enrollment growth due to the upcoming Prestage Foods project. “My gut tells me it will be younger kids moving (to the Eagle Grove school district) because if

your kids are in high school, it’s harder to move your whole family,” Toliver told members of the assessment crew as they prepared to start their tour of Eagle Grove school buildings. Carl A. Nelson & Company (out of Burlington) and SVPA Architects Inc. (out of West Des Moines) were hired to do the assessment with three basic goals - 1. To document existing conditions of buildings 2. The evaluaate space available, and

Eagle Grove Area School District Superintendent Jess Toliver talked with members of the assessment groups, Carl A. Nelson & Company, and SVPA Architects, Inc. last week as they began a facility assessment. Photo by Kim Demory

3. Look at how the buildings are currently being used. They began their tour in the administration building which houses Toliver’s superintendent office and three other district employees. The Eagle Grove Area School District gained possession of this building, according to Toliver, at least nine years ago when Iowa Central Community College gave the facility to them. While it has served the district well for housing administration, Toliver said there are some structural and handicap accessible issues. “Before we put money into it, I want to know if it’s worth it,” said Toliver. But at the same time, he doesn’t want to dismiss it, either. “I would be very hesitant to get rid of this building because of space,” he told the assessment team. “It definitely has some functionality...and I see us using it in all scenarios.” He added that the building also has some value to groups/ organizations in the area as well who use it for community meetings, and of course, they hold their school board meetings there each month. He knows that if they were to move, --------------------------------------Assessment cont. on Page 2

In this week’s Eagle You’ll find More than 125 Faces inside this week’s Eagle Lady Eagles XC win West Division title Page 1 EG Area School District begins facility assessment Page 1 A few day in Haiti Page 2 Clarion grower wins Real Yield Sweepstakes Page 2 EG Council Page 3 Matching grant provides for emergency radios Page 3 Scouting for food Page 5

Pictured from left: Megan Schafer, Jana Willard, Alecia Anderson, Coach Mike Herrington, Alix Rethman, and Brianna Ell. Photo provided in the season. I really challenged these two to make a strong push down the home stretch and shore up the points we were getting out of the number four and five runners. These two gave us a great run with Alix finishing the course in 22:55 which is a huge improvement. Alix looks like the 400 and 800-meter runner I coached in track. I expect her to keep this heart and drive heading into next Thursday as we need her to challenge herself to be the number three runner when she crosses the finish line strengthening our team’s finish. Alecia was the final scorer for the team with a time of 23:16.

Alecia gave us a great run and was focused. She knows the number five spot plays a key role for every team and it is a valued position. Number five’s that run inside a competitor’s 4 and 5 really impact team scoring and Alecia knows that is what I expect from her at the state qualifier. In the end, we had just over a one minute split between our one thru five runners. That is a key reason the girls can call themselves conference champs! The Lady Eagles will take that same intensity to the start line Thursday in Ankeny with a chance to compete in the 2016 state cross country meet!

4-H Wright Warriors news Page 5 Career Academy - Ready to make some sparks Page 7 Meet the House District 8 and 4th District State Senate candidates Pages 14 & 15 Fall P&R team photos Page 17 JV football Page 17 RBMS XC Page 18 Boys XC take second Page 18

October is Fire Safety Month

EG firemen urge residents to be prepared By les houser

The fall season brings many things to our surroundings, such as the beautiful leaves, harvesting of crops and cooler weather. Another thing it brings is Fire Prevention Week, which is an annual event meant to remind people to be prepared for the possibility of a fire. You never know when it might happen, and the results could be anything from minor smoke damage to total loss of property and possibly lives as well. New Eagle Grove Fire Chief Tom Peterson and Assistant

Chief Travis Woodbeck took some time out of their busy schedules to offer some tips on what you can do to be ready. “The biggest thing is having an escape plan,” said Peterson, a 30-year member of the department. “Make sure you have a designated meeting place.” “Having a family drill, to practice your plan, is also a good idea now,” added Woodbeck, a 26-year fireman for the City. “Do it as an unplanned, unexpected event on a weekend. Practicing it --------------------------------------EG Firemen cont. on Page 3

EGHS football wins Page 19


Scouting for Food Saturday, Oct. 22 9 a.m. to Noon City of Eagle Grove Project of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts RBMS Character Counts! door voting day Friday, Oct. 21 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Zombie Run Saturday, Oct. 22 1 - 3 p.m. Eagle Grove Golf Course Family Lego Night Tuesday, Oct. 25 6 - 7:30 p.m. EG Elementary Downtown Halloween Walk Monday, Oct. 31 4 - 5 p.m. Broadway - Eagle Grove Eagle Grove Beggar’s Night Monday, Oct. 31 5 - 7 p.m.

Veterans Day Program Friday, Nov. 11 Eagle Grove Fire Chief Tom Peterson (left) and Assistant Chief 1:30 p.m. Travis Woodbeck (right) offer advice during Fire Prevention RBMS Everyone invited Month. Photo by Les Houser


Thursday, October 20, 2016

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A few days in Haiti after the storm A first-hand account from GoServ Global co-founder

by Kim demory Most of us have seen and heard about the devastation Hurricane Matthew left in Haiti, courtesy of newspaper articles, television reports, and even social media. But imagine what it would be like to see it for yourself - to come eye-toeye with the people of Haiti after the storm, having lost loved ones, schools, homes, and the majority of their food sources. Ken DeYoung, co-founder of Eagle Grove-based GoServ Global did see for himself what it was like, and it left a lasting impression on him. “I just had to get there,” DeYoung said of his four day trip last week to Les Cayes, Haiti. “I think it was good that (GoServ Global) was there...more of a necessity for us to be there...we just had to go.” DeYoung and the GoServ Global community knew food and supplies would be in great demand, not to mention the assistance needed cleaning up and making repairs from the storm. So without hesitation, DeYoung filled his plane with medication, six chain saws for clean up, and nearly 5,000 meals (20 cases), and headed to Haiti. DeYoung noted once in Les Cayes, he did find that some food available for purchase in Haiti, but as can be expected, it was very expensive. That’s why it was no shock to him to learn that some people stood in lines for a couple of days just waiting and hoping for supplies and food to arrive. “We didn’t really know what to expect (when we got to Les Cayes),” DeYoung said. What they found were most of the houses/buildings gone, except for the 200 Safe T Homes® provided through GoServ Global in previous years; the animals gone with the exception of a couple of rabbits and a couple of chickens which were housed in the high school before the storm hit; and the crops gone the rice was blown right out of the ground. DeYoung said they hope some of it will still produce a harvest, but it will be minimal at best.

What made this catastrophic hurricane so much different than the earthquake of 2010 in Haiti, DeYoung said, is that after the earthquake, food productivity didn’t slow down. There were still fruit trees standing; the animals (food source) were still there. After Hurricane Matthew... these things were gone. Despite all of this heartache and loss, DeYoung said he was amazed at the gratitude from the people of Haiti. “It was very evident to see Sunday when I went to church,” DeYoung said. “The attitude of the Haitians was not what I thought it would have been. Instead of being mad...they were grateful that the Lord spared their lives.” DeYoung said there were roughly 300 people in church that Sunday after the storm...after most of them had just lost their homes and animals three days before. He, himself, admitted that he didn’t think they would even have church. But when he asked Pastor Rivenson Dige if they were going to have church, his answer was, “God doesn’t take a day off,” and neither did the people of Les Cayes. They were at church, praising God for His goodness and keeping them safe. DeYoung was happy to see that the church sustained very little damage, but even more pleased that the widows and orphans they’ve taken under their care the past few years, as well as the GoServ Global staff, were all still alive. “We are really blessed...our dental clinic is also fine, the medical center only lost some of the roof, the high school and community center are all fine, and our people are fine,” DeYoung said of the GoServ Global projects. It was easy for him to see that the Safe T Homes® have truly been a blessing for the people of Haiti. Not only did they stay standing through the storms and save most likely hundreds of lives (some filled with up to 60 people), but they continue

The assessment team looks at the space availablity at the middle school/elementary should they decide to build on. Photo provided

Assessment Continued from Page 1 The GoServ Global food and supplies were a welcomed sight in Haiti after the hurricane. Photo provided to provide shelter after the storm. Those who lost their houses are now staying with other families in their Safe T Homes®, some currently housing up to two or three families. Work continues in Haiti, and although DeYoung had to return home on Wednesday, Oct. 12 in order to take care of his own harvest, he feels blessed to have been able to spend a few days helping the people of Les Cayes, and plans to return as soon as he can. “(Being in Les Cayes) was actually kind of embarassing...the people were saying that God sent (GoServ Global) there to save their lives from the hurricane by building Safe T Homes®,” DeYoung said. While the homes did likely save their lives, GoServ is just happy to be helping take care of God’s people, and that’s while they continue to do all they can, not for the glory themselves, but for the Glory of God. GoServ Global’s goal now is to keep their staff in Haiti busy planting new crops as fast as they can; and to help them purchase new livestock for food sources. All financial

donations received at GoServ Global for Hurricane Matthew relief will be used 100 percent to purchase the seeds, the animals, and to buy supplies for repairs. DeYoung noted how one gentleman gave him a $7,500 check before he left for Les Cayes. He was pleased to find out that every penny had been spent on repairing the roof and rafters for the girls’ dormitory hit by Hurricane Matthew. If you would like to make a contribution, you can mail them to: GoServ Global 310 East Broadway PO Box 193 Eagle Grove, IA 50533 or call: (515) 448-3131 A GoServ Global team left this Tuesday for Haiti for disaster cleanup. The team will also be building several Safe T Homes® for the Center of Help Orphanage that was destroyed. (This orphanage had mostly traditional buildings that did not survive the hurricane, but one Safe T Home® was built there in the last few months and it withstood the winds!!). Another team will be leaving this Friday, Oct 21.

Clarion grower wins Real Yield Sweepstakes Bayer impacts the future of agriculture with Real Yield The results are in and you might know the July winner of the Real Yield Sweepstakes, sponsored by Bayer. Waylon Keller of Clarion, IA, will take home 200 acres worth of Liberty® herbicide and LibertyLink® soybean seed. Thanks to Bayer and LibertyLink, growers are winning the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds and supporting the future of agriculture through FFA. Growers who enter the Real Yield Sweepstakes have the opportunity to win free seed and Liberty herbicide; local FFA foundations earn donations from every grower entry. Keller entered the Real Yield Sweepstakes after learning of the contest through an ad on Facebook. Keller is the first winner in 2016. As a confirmed winner, Keller is looking forward to 2017 planting. “We’re excited to see how the LibertyLink system stacks up against what we’ve been using. We have been using RoundUp Ready® and have not seen the control we want on our soybeans. Resistant waterhemp is becoming a bigger problem,” he said. “We’re excited to try it, and we’re hoping it will give us control of weeds and provide good yields.” Between now and December 31, six more growers will be named Real Yield winners. The prize package includes: • material to treat 200 acres with Liberty herbicide, the working solution for weed control and real yields, and • FiberMax or Stoneville cotton seed with the LibertyLink trait to plant 200 acres, or • any brand of soybean seed with the LibertyLink trait to plant 200 acres. One grand prize winner will receive 500 acres of the LibertyLink system. Bayer will announce the grand prize winner in San Antonio, Texas, at the 2017 Commodity Classic, the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention in the U.S. Additionally, $50,000 in prize money will be distributed to the 10 state

FFA organizations with the most grower submissions. Bayer equips each participating FFA with material to promote grower submissions. Every sweepstakes entry gains a point for the respective state FFA. The state with the most points will win the largest donation. The announcement of the winning state takes place during Commodity Classic. Real Yield Sweepstakes drawings are held monthly through December. To participate, growers simply enter at Learn more about effective weed control and optimizing yield with Liberty and the LibertyLink System at herbicides/liberty. Bayer is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the availability and use of products, contact a local Bayer representative, or visit Crop Science, a division of Bayer, online at Visit the Bayer Connect - Social Hub for social media, recent news, blog posts, videos and more from Crop Science, a division of Bayer. ### Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2014, the Group employed around 119,000 people and had sales of EUR 42.2 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.5 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 3.6 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to

they might not have the room for a separate board room like they have now. Another issue Toliver pointed out is that the electrical boxes are not equipped to handle all the modern-day technology. There are also no elevators, only one set of bathrooms on the lower level, no central air, and none of the stairs are compliant - to start the list. “(The building’s) definitely a fortress,” Doug Ziegler with Carl A. Nelson & Company said, seemingly impressed with the vintage aspect of the building and the possibilities despite the need to bring things up to code. One of the good things about the administration office site is that there is also room for expansion to the west. It could be used for an addition to the building (where an elevator could be added) and/ or playground equipment should it be decided younger students would attend there. The second building on their tour was the high school. Toliver pointed out that this facility was built in phases over the years, which leaves older portions needing more repairs than say the weight room which was added just over 10 years ago. “The boiler is okay, but the pipes are rusting...we have leaks everywhere...and efficiency is terrible,” Toliver said. He went on to say that if the assessment comes back that they continue to use the high school building for any age group of kids, they need to work a new lunch room into the plan. In addition to it being crowded now (let alone if student enrollment increases), there is a cockroach problem. They are not harmful, just a nuisance. While they have done their best to seal cracks and rely on pest control services, the pipes are just too old to completely keep them out. Another concern of the old building seemed to be no fresh air return system. It can be the middle of winter and freezing outside, but it’s hot on the third floor, which leads to windows being opened and lost money. Likewise, in the hot months, they rely only on window air conditioners. Despite needed updates, patches, and fixes, there are also many good qualities of the high school building as well - like the gymnasium. “We must keep the gym no matter what we decided to do for increased enrollment,” Toliver told the crew. As things sit right now, there isn’t enough gym space the way it is for all the high school/middle school and parks and rec sports teams to practice. That even includes the old gym located in the basement which is utilized for batting practice, discuss practicing, and golf. Other positives on the list included the weight room, and from a space standpoint - the shop area which even features a roll up garage door for large projects. Most parts of the high school have a new roof, but there are still portions which need to be replaced. If a new high school were to be built, Toliver said, “It would need to include a new gym, weight room and wrestling room, or at least have them in the plans for future growth. I am not sure if we would have enough bonding capacity at the current time to do everything, meaning those may have to wait. You need to worry about the educational wings first.” Robert Blue Middle School was the third stop on their tour. Again, they agreed that this was a very useful building, meeting the needs of the students for the most part. But if anticipated growth of students is in the elementary, will they take over the middle school area? Where will the middle school students go? To the high school? To a new building?

Only time and evaluation will tell. Some of the downfalls of the middle school include asbestos ceilings and some asbestos floor tiles. Toliver said they are not harmful unless they were to be destroyed/removed, then that harmful dust would get into the air and be a concern. There is also no central air system, although each of the rooms do have independent cooling units. Lunch seems to be another major factor when it comes to RBMS. The space isn’t just used to feed breakfast and lunch eaters in the middle school, but it also serves the elementary students. That means lunch begins at 10:45 a.m. for some students, while others don’t get to eat until 1 p.m. That area is also used for PE classes, which means tables for breakfast and lunch have to be hauled in and out accordingly. If there are more students, how will they feed them all in a timely manner? If you add on to the middle/elementary school, do you build another lunch room? The final building the crew looked at was the elementary. Although this building is only 10 years old, there are some things that need changing/improving if they were to make any modifications. There isn’t enough locker space, and not enough storage. The building was designed to hold three groups of each grade level, but larger grades over the years have forced them to rearrange classrooms every year to accommodate the student population. A growing number of ELL (English Language Learners) has also heightened the need for more space. “We went from 88 ELL students last year to 101 this year,” said Toliver. “I anticipate that number could double or even triple.” The competition gym is also on the list of considerations Toliver asked the crew to look at. As it is now, the upper level is not usable for seating due to the lack of an extra set of stairs. There is also a deficiency of locker room space limiting them to the types of competitions they can host because of room. Then there is the fact that there is no designated concession stand area. “If you do something with this building, we definitely need to address these situations with the competition gym,” Toliver said. After four hours of touring the buildings, looking at the good and the bad, and hearing input from the custodians of each building, the crew members returned back to the administration building where they looked at blueprints of current buildings and studied the demographics of the students. The past four years, Eagle Grove has maintained roughly 800 students in their buildings, but that number increases to 850 if you include preschool students who currently attend Eagle’s Wings Preschool. You have to assume that if population grows due to Prestage Foods and other linked businesses, the district may have to give up that space in lieu of needed day care space. The entire assessment is estimated to take three months. The crew is anticipating their return to go through each of the buildings again, taking extra time to look at and evaluate certain areas. There are many options to consider. The question is, does it make more sense to spend our money on repairing and updating, expanding, or building new? These are all things that will be evaluated by Carl A. Nelson & Company and SVPA Architects Inc., who will then bring recommendations back to Eagle Grove. Once complete, they will begin phase two - a feasibility study with a long range plan looking at demographic and population changes. The third step will be prebond referendum planning.

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EG firemen Continued from Page 1 will help your family to know just what to do.” Peterson went on to say that department members have been to the daycare center to give a presentation on fire safety and have been impressed with the young children and their knowledge already. “They’ve got stop, drop and roll down pat, and it’s a good thing for them to know,” said the chief. “If we can save a kid it’s worth it.” Woodbeck said to also change the batteries in your smoke detectors, and if you don’t have any detectors then get some. A large house fire this past August on South Commercial definitely showed the need for detectors, as there were 11 people living in a house with none and they were all lucky to make it out alive. “When you reset your clocks is a good time,” said Woodbeck. “And even if the batteries are working just change them anyway. If you need a smoke detector, and can’t afford one, you can get them through the Red Cross.” “We used to give them out here,” added Peterson. “Maybe we can do that again sometime.” Recent survey numbers indicate that 96 percent of households in the United States reported at least one smoke detector, but it doesn’t match

up with a reported 30 percent of home fires not having the presence of a working detector. Additionally, about two-thirds of the deaths in fires are in homes either without a detector (40 percent) or didn’t have a working detector (23 percent). Another issue that extends all the way through winter is the use of space heaters. “Use them wisely, and don’t leave them on when not at home,” said Peterson. Woodbeck wanted people to watch their use of extension cords. “Don’t use one if it’s not necessary, but if you do make sure it’s heavy enough for the job,” said Woodbeck. Peterson sid the department has promoted volunteer members Donovan Lalor and Jeff Grandgeorge to the rank of captain. Contact any of them if you would like to schedule a presentation. “We’re open to groups coming into the station for a tour and presentation, or we can give talks on fire safety to any organization or meeting,” said Woodbeck. It’s good information as we all try to stay safe throughout the upcoming holiday season and the approaching winter months. All that we can do is take the necessary steps to be prepared and then hope we never have to go through it.

Council makes an alley downtown a two-way By les houser

Following action this past Monday night by the Eagle Grove City Council, the alley running east and west between South Commercial and South Iowa (just north of Eagle Grove Greenhouse) will become a two-way. Resolution 2016-35 also includes adding a No Parking sign at 300 South Western and removing a One Hour Parking restriction at 100 South Commercial. Councilperson Mike Weland motioned to approve the resolution, which was seconded by Councilperson Al Pamperin. Following discussion, the motion carried. During department reports, Public Works Director Robert Lunda said that street sweeping is starting this week and that his guys are getting equipment ready for winter. In other action the Council: -held a closed session to act on a separation agreement with Mike Boyd as City Administrator. Upon returning to open session, the Council voted unanimously to accept the agreement. “Thanks for the years I spent with the City,” said Boyd, who joined the meeting by conference call. According to Mayor Sandy McGrath, the City will be looking into hiring a consultant for interim administrator duties; -approved beer/liquor licenses for Rails, Eagle Bowl and Broadway Spirits (B&S Crossing); -approved building permits for Torkelson Properties (four-plex building), Lidia Marina (front parking area), Aaron Parrott (house) and Jennifer Nesvold (room addition).

Yard and Garden: Storing fall garden produce

By Richard Jauron and Greg Wallace While farmers work in the fields to harvest their crops, home gardeners can do the same. With luck, there’s more than anyone can use in a week or two, which means storage is needed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about storing produce and maximizing its potential. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108, or How do I store winter squash? After harvesting, cure winter squash (except for the acorn types) at a temperature of 80 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity of 80 to 85 percent. Curing helps to harden the skin on winter squash and heal any cuts and scratches. Do not cure acorn squash. The high temperature and relative humidity during the curing process actually reduce the quality and storage life of acorn squash. After curing, store winter squash in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. Storage temperatures should be 50 to 55 F. Do not store squash near apples, pears or other ripening fruit. Ripening fruit release ethylene gas, which shortens the storage life of squash. When properly cured and stored, the storage lives of acorn, butternut, and hubbard squash are approximately five to eight weeks, two to three months, and five to six months, respectively. How do I store sweet potatoes? After harvest, cure sweet potatoes for one week at a temperature of 80 to 85 F and relative humidity of 90 to 95 percent. Curing promotes healing of minor cuts and bruises, prolonging the storage life of

the sweet potatoes. Curing also improves the flavor of sweet potatoes as starches are converted to sugars during the curing process. After curing, store sweet potatoes at a temperature of 55 to 60 F and relative humidity of 85 to 90 percent. Storage temperatures above 60 F may stimulate sprouting. Sweet potatoes may develop an off-flavor and the flesh may become discolored when stored at temperatures below 55 F. If properly cured and stored, sweet potatoes can be stored for four to six months. How do I store parsnips? Harvest parsnips in mid- to late November as cool fall temperatures convert starch to sugar and give parsnips their distinctive flavor. After harvest, trim the foliage back to within 1 inch of the roots. Store parsnips at a temperature of 32 F and a relative humidity of 95 to 98 percent. Small quantities can be placed in perforated plastic bags and stored in a refrigerator. A basement storage room or root cellar are suitable storage sites for large quantities. How do I store salsify? Harvest salsify in mid- to late November as cool fall temperatures enhance the oyster-like flavor of the roots. After harvest, trim off the foliage 1 inch above the roots and store the salsify at a temperature of 32 F and a relative humidity of 95 to 98 percent.

Career Academy students tour Humboldt business On Tuesday, Oct. 4, students from the Manufacturing strand of Iowa Central’s Career Academy in Eagle Grove and the Process Technology students of Main Campus toured Precision Tanks in Humboldt. “We were fortunate because David Henning, President and CEO was there and shared with the students the history of Precision and how they landed in Humboldt,” said Colleen Bartlett, Career Academy specialist. Ross Kunert, Stainless Steel Foreman showed the students the welds on the product, which tied back to their Intro to Welding Class. Michael Greenwood, Sales, talked about his job and how he has to know the products inside and out and travels for the company. Doug Hepperle, Plant Manager talked about the fiberglass side of the business. “It is so important for students to get into local business and industry to show jobs that are available in our region and also tie that textbook learning to real life situations. It confirms to the students that if they work hard, there are jobs in our area in the hopes that “we grow our own,” Photo submitted

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Matching grant provides for emergency radios Kacey Ginn

Wright County Monitor, editor

Early this summer, difficulties communicating during the county tornado drill scenario at the Fairgrounds proved that emergency radio updates were needed. This week, Sheriff Jason Schluttenhofer was able to announce that the county has secured a $200,000 matching grant from the state to go toward 66 radios for emergency vehicles in the county. “It’s probably the most important tool we’ve got,” the Sheriff said of radio communication. Last year, the county was able to replace radios for the communication center. The Sheriff said the next step will be to improve tower coverage for dead spots, either by putting up a new tower or working with U.S. Cellular to share a tower. “We’re probably a year out from that,” he said. The $400,000 cost includes a 55 percent price reduction on the new radios, installation and programming for all the services that will use them. “It is a lot of money, but you’ve got to speak to people,” Supervisor Karl Helgevold said. At the latest, the new radios will be in use by next July, though Schluttenhofer said he hoped to have everything installed by December. With the matching grant, the cost to the county will ultimately be $200,000. However, Schluttenhofer said the county would need to initially pay $400,000, half of which would be reimbursed. The supervisors approved the matching grant costs for improved 911 communication. Other business at Monday’s supervisors meeting included managing some internal funds, a funding request, and drainage. “We had a petition filed on August 8 to create better drainage up in Boone Township, section 23,” said Deb Lukes, drainage clerk. “It was originally requested by Bob Engh.” Lukes said Ryken Engineering had come up with three options to improve drainage in the district, which currently has a drainage coefficient of less than a quarter inch. The first option would increase the coefficient to a half-inch, today’s standard, and extend county tile 3,150 feet with a cost of $209,286. The second option would extend the same distance, but increase the drainage coefficient to a full inch for $230,604. Last, for a less expensive option, improvements could be made for 2,600 feet with a half-inch coefficient for $169,072. Lukes said there were currently no problems with the petition, with

about 90 percent of landowners having signed it, but thought some might be less willing once they saw the potential cost compared to landowner benefit. The supervisors moved to accept the petition and set a public hearing for December 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. “This will give time for the landowners to come in and look at the report, and we’d like them to do that,” Board Chairman Stan Watne said. The motion was approved. Auditor Betty Ellis brought forward Resolution 2016-29, which would transfer money from three inactive funds. Two of the funds were very small—$2.97 left untouched in federal forfeiture funds and $30 for unlimited options loan repayments. A larger amount, $26,826.78, had been left unused for the urban renewal plan for the wind farm. Ellis said those funds would be transferred to secondary roads. “This is just a resolution giving me permission to move it from that fund to the most closely related,” Ellis said. Though the resolution was passed with a motion by Supervisor Rick Rasmussen and a second by Helgevold, Peggy Schluttenhofer, treasurer, said that the urban renewal funds were collecting interest and they should consider moving those after a quarterly or monthly interest payment. Last, Deb Prehm with the Homeward Housing Trust Fund requested a commitment from the county for $5,000 to go toward matching grants for housing improvements and repairs for lowincome county residents. “Homeward over the years has gotten their funding over the years from different federal grants and state grants,” she said. Homeward typically covers one-fourth of the cost of each grant. “We’re finding that our financial stability is being compromised a bit with this grant match we’ve been providing.” Prehm said that if the counties they cover do not assist with funds, they might decide to dissolve. “There’s so many things it benefits,” Helgevold said. “We need it,” Rasmussen agreed. A final decision for funding will be made by January.



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Births Michael James Gunter, born on September 24 to Brenda Garza, Belmond. Dalia Jarmar Lopez Perez, born on September 26 to Benigno Lopez Hernandez and Dalia Perez Gomez, Clarion. Melany De La Cruz, born on September 26 to Jose De La Cruz and Teresa Nava Cardona, Clarion. Cielo Alondra Reyna Pineda, born on September 26 to German Reyna Alvarez and Norma Pineda Mora, Eagle Grove. Madelyn Marie Cahalan, born on September 27 to Kevin and Rachel Cahalan, Eagle Grove. Kyler James Reysack, born on September 29 to Marci Chaney, Hampton. Jonson Abner Romero Ordonez, born on September 29 to Vilma Ordonez Lopez, Clarion. Freya Jo Eastwood, born on September 29 to Chase and Alexa Eastwood, Fort Dodge. Owen Michael Freie, born on October 1 to Michael and Brandy Freie, Hampton. Catherine Elizabeth Maldonado, born on October 2 to Wilson Maldonado Gonzalaz and Marta Lima Maldonado, Clarion. Nile David Nielson, born on October 3 to Paula Yackle, Hampton. Theodore James Kilpatrick, born on October 5 to Eric and Lori Kilpatrick, Lorimor. Charlotte Marie Lewis, born on October 5 to Brett and Sarah Lewis, Clear Lake. Kruz Thomas Marker, born on October 5 to Kyle and Skylar Marker, Clarion. Bailey Ann Ramos, born on October 6 to Kimberly Van Houten, Webster City. Myles Benjamin Weller, born on October 7 to Benjamin and Jill Weller, Humboldt. Sofia Anayeli Poac Gerardo, born on October 8 to Ismael Poac Ochoa and Maria Gerardo Garcia, Clarion. Deaths John Harlan, 61, Eagle Grove, died on September 24. Iris Sturtz, 86, Clarion, died on October 5. Marriage License Ashley Lalor, Goldfield to Adam Lewis, Goldfield, on September 24. Jordan Rohrer, Johnston to Stephanie Herrington, Johnston, on October 1. Timothy Neubauer, Clarion to Jessica Timm, Clarion, on October 1. Queenly Paculanang, Eagle

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Grove to Jeremy Soesbe, Eagle Grove, on October 6. Elizabeth Acat, Clarion to Francisco Bernal Martinez, Clarion, on October 8. Civil Court The court handled one child support matters. Hauge Associates vs. Joel Prescott. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 7 in the amount of $8,338.41 with 2.57% interest from June 27. District Courts The court handled two probation revocation. Jeremy Scheffers, 21, Lake City, pled guilty on October 7 to Theft in the Third Degree. Scheffers was sentenced to two years in prison (suspended), placed on two years probation, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, and $100 in costs. Eugene Harty, 32, Belmond, pled guilty on October 7 to Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Offense. Harty was sentenced to one year in jail (363 days suspended), placed on two years probation, fined $625 plus 35% surcharge, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, and $100 in costs. Ronnie Guerin, 58, Burt, pled guilty on October 7 to Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense. Guerin was sentenced to 30 days in jail (28 days suspended), placed on one year probation, fined $315 plus 35% surcharge, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, and $100 in costs. Diane Johansen, 59, Carroll pled guilty on October 6 to Public Intoxication (pled from OWI First Offense). Johansen was fined $200 plus 35% surcharge and $100 in costs. Traffic Court Speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over): Bryan Davis, Needville, TX; Charles Gatewood, Clarion; Speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over): Jeremy Henson, Waterloo; Teresa Olson, Kanawha; Speeding 55 or under zone (11 thru 15 over): Dominic Debban, Belmond; Christian Sanchez Rosales, Rockford, IL; Speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over): Reggie Smith, Des Moines; Speeding over 55 zone (11 thru 15 over): Valerie Lock, Lakeville, MN; Speeding over 55 zone (16 thru 20 over): Ethan Morris, De Pere, WI; Speeding over 55 zone (21 or over): Chanda Lankey, Anoka,

MN; Excessive Speed 6 thru 10: Celestino Agustin Pedro, Eagle Grove; Mary Hein, Osage; Melanie Mayberry, Hampton; Tyler Zeman, Livermore; Excessive Speed 11 thru 15: Shirley Smith, Webster City; Terri Vanhemert, Ogden; Speeding: Chase McCurdy, Grafton; Robert Deibler, Garner; No Valid Drivers License: Dario Chavez, Clarion; Yoban Peres Guerras, Eagle Grove; Carlos Osario Villagres, Eagle Grove; Celestino Agustin Pedro, Eagle Grove; Ernesto Guzman, Clarion; German Gonzaled, Clarion; Damacio Reyes Hernandez, Clarion; Luis Coloradograjales, Eagle Grove; Martha Acosta, Webster City; Luisa Roque Castro, Corwith; Violation of Gradulated License: Briannan Purcell, Clarion; Operation Without Registration: Edgar Fonseca Yepez, Dows; Fred Gaines, San Antonio, TX; Financial Liability Coverage Violation: Yoban Peres Guerras, Eagle Grove; Samuel Cabrera, Ottumwa; Carlos Osario Villagres, Eagle Grove; German Gonzaled, Clarion; Failure to Maintain Control: Dario Chavez, Clarion; Failure to Maintain Safety Belts: Corey Jurgensen, Scranton; Open Container - Driver over 21: Dario Chavez, Clarion; Small Claims LVNV Funding LLC to Penelope Mohr, Eagle Grove. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 11 in the amount of $1,242.04 with 2.57% interest from April 26. Sterling Jewelers Inc DBA Jared Galleria of Jewelr vs. Jay McMillan, Eagle Grove. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 11 in the amount of $3,373.45 with 2.57% interest from July 15. Property Transfer Warranty Deed: Bailey and Steven Bailey to Tyler and Alicia Tegtmeyer; Clar Evans Second Addn Lot 16 N 10’; Clar Evans Second Addn Lot 17 S 64’; 16-2027. Warranty Deed: Lori, Dion, Brenda, Marilyn, Terry, and Jennifer Whipple to Tim and Tami Marienau; 16-92-24 SW Tract Marieanu 2 000007529001257551; 16-2031. Quit Claim Deed: Lori, Dion, Brenda, and Marilyn Whipple to Tim and Tami Marieanu; 16-92-24 Tracts Marienau 2 000007529001257568; 16-2032. Warranty Deed: Betty and Rick Manning to Torkelson Properties LLC; EG Orig Addn Blk 13 Lot 7;

16-2036. Quit Claim Deed: Julie Mayo to John Mayo; 10-93-24 NE Tract; 16-2037. Warranty Deed: Carol Goeman Trustee and Carol Goeman Trust to Samuel Leinbach; 22-93-24 NW Parcel D; 16-2043. Warranty Deed: Robert and Nancy Leinbach to Samuel Leinbach; 22-93-24 NW Parcel D; 16-2044. Warranty Deed: Joan Leinbaugh and James Carver to Samuel Leinbach; 22-93-24 NW Parcel D; 162045. Warranty Deed: Samuel and Patricia Leinbach to Carol Goeman Trustee, Carol Goeman Trust; 1693-24 SE Parcel C; 16-2046. Warranty Deed: Robert and Nancy Leinbach to Carol Goeman Trustee and Carol Goeman Trust; 16-93-24 SE Parcel C; 16-2047. Warranty Deed: Joan Leinbach and James Carver to Carol Goeman Trustee and Carol Goeman Trust; 16-93-24 SE Parcel C; 16-2048. Warranty Deed: Samuel and Patricia Leinbach to Robert Leinbach; 16-93-24 SE Parcel B; 12-93-24 NE Parcel B in N 1/2; 16-2049. Warranty Deed: Carol Goeman Trustee and Carol Goeman Trust to Robert Leinbach; 16-93-24 SE Parcel B; 21-93-24 NE Parcel B in N 1/2; 16-2050. Warranty Deed: Joan Leinbach and Joan Carver; Robert Leinbach; 16-93-24 SE Parcel B 21-93-24 NE Parcel B in N 1/2; 16-2051. Warranty Deed: Samuel and Patricia Leinbach to Joan Leinbach; 21-93-24 NE Parcel C in N 1/2; 22-93-24 NW Parcel C; 16-2052. Carol Goeman Trustee and Carol Goeman Trust to Joan Leinbach; 21-93-24 NE Parcel C in N 1/2; 22-93-24 NW Parcel C; 16-2053. Warranty Deed: Robert and Nancy Leinbach to Joan Leinbach; 2193-24 NE Parcel C in N 1/2; 2293-24 NW Parcel C; 16-2054. Warranty Deed: Rose Draheim to Rose Draheim Trustee and Rose Draheim Revocable Trust; 7-91-23 SE E 1/2; 29-92-25 SW W 1/2; 162058. Warranty Deed: Chester Isenberger Testamentary Trust and First Citizens Bank Trustee to Sea View Investments LLC Farm Series; 8-91-25 SW SE Tract; 16-2060. Quit Claim Deed: Ilo Schutt and Marlo Bough to Ilo Schutt Revocable Trust and Marlow Bough Trustee; Wool Orig Addn Blk 10 Lot 3; Wool Orig Addn Blk 10 Lot 4; 16-2065. Quit Claim Deed: Kimberlee Fletcher and Gumphrey Brian to Leigh and Sherry Banwell; EG Fitzmaurice’s Fist Addn Blk 5 Lot 5 E 60’; 16-2068.

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FRIDAY 10/7/16 9:54 AM Attempted to serve papers at residence in 400 block of North Garfield. 10:01 Attempted to serve papers at residence in 400 block of South Lucas. 10:06 AM Served papers on Doris Madsen. 4:12 PM Responded to a dog complaint in 600 block of North Kirkwood. Found owner and warned him about letting dog go loose. 5:11 PM Attempted to serve papers again at residence in 400 block of South Lucas. 5:25 PM Served papers on Bruce Boyington. 7:45 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 11:41 PM Bar check at Rails. SATURDAY 10/8/16 12:16 AM Bar check at Smoke Shop. 1:10 AM Responded to a 911 hang up. 1:16 AM Investigated report of a suspicious person in 200 block of South Cadwell. Arrested Dominick Tanney for 1st offense public intoxication. 6:05 AM Responded to 911 call at residence in 1100 block of Braden. Everything okay. 4:46 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 5:08 PM Responded to a 911 hang up in 600 block of South Commercial. Verbal argument taking place. Civil matter, so referred to Iowa Legal Aid. 7:45 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 10:46 PM Issued warning for equipment. SUNDAY 10/9/16 6:17 AM Responded to a report of neighbors fighting at residence in 400 block of North Main. 2:35 PM Issued warning for no plates. Just recently purchased vehicle. 3:00 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 4:17 PM Attempted to serve papers again at residence in 400 block of South Lucas. 6:44 PM Patrolled Goldfield. 8:20 PM Issued warning for speeding. 8:50 PM Issued warning for stop sign. SUNDAY 10/9/16 3:30 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 4:30 AM Cited Candido Marroquin Montufar for no valid drivers license and speeding.

MONDAY 10/10/16 8:20 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 8:50 AM Responded to a dog complaint in 700 block of North Wright. Owner took dog home. Warned him about dog being loose. 10:59 AM Investigated report of two-year old wandering in street in 200 block of North Lincoln. Returned child home, and will make a DHS referral. 11:28 AM Assisted with a funeral. 6:13 PM Responded to a complaint at residence on West Broadway about grass clippings in the driveway. 8:41 PM Served a warrant on Enrique Jaraleno. 9:45 PM Attempted to serve a warrant at apartments on South Iowa. 10:13 PM Responded to residence in 200 block of Jefferson. He was worried about his daughter. Seeing hidden messages. TUESDAY 10/11/16 4:25 AM Investigated report of a suspicious vehicle on South Eastern. Unable to locate. 5:22 AM Investigated report of an attempt to steal a truck at residence in 200 block of East Oak. Subject ran away. Nothing missing or broke. 3:45 PM Investigated report of man at apartments on Kirkwood providing false information. 6:15 PM Responded to alarm at Goldfield School. 6:19 PM Investigated report of a kid on a bike playing chicken with cars on Northeast Second. Located him and advised him not to do that and to go home. 8:30 PM Took a report from the guy with the missing truck that he found a weed pipe in it. WEDNESDAY 10/12/16 7:55 AM Took report of a vehicle going through a school stop sign. Unable to locate. 9:46 AM Investigated an incident at Family Table. 9:58 AM Conducted school patrol at elementary/middle school. 5:34 PM Served a subpoena on Melissa Shoopman. THURSDAY 10/13/16 10:30 AM Patrolled Goldfield. 6:29 PM Issued warning for speeding. 8:39 PM Issued warning for failure to dim.

It’s another scam by kim demory

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A gentleman reported recently that he received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller said that he had back taxes that were due immediately, or he could face imprisonment. The caller went on to say that if he settled his debt today, they would reduce it to $3,000, all he needed was the “victims” social security number. The gentleman was wise and knew better - that the IRS would never call. He asked the so-called IRS man “If you called me and you know I have back taxes due, shouldn’t you have my social security number in front of you? Why don’t you tell me what it is?” The caller persisted the gentleman needed to give him his social security number. He didn’t. After several minutes, the “IRS” hung up on the gentleman and he hasn’t been contacted since. There are many ways people will try to scam you out of your money. The most important thing to remember is, if it seems fishy, it probably is. Don’t EVER give out your personal information, bank account numbers, etc. over the phone unless YOU CALL THEM to report a problem. If unsure, ask a professional or someone close to you for their opinion. Reports continue to also come about callers on the other end of the phone line who identifies himself/herself as an employee of Windows, Facebook, or Microsoft Tech Department. They proceed to tell you that they have noticed problems with your computer, but they can help. All you have to do is give them your password so they can remotely connect to your computer. That means you have given them full access to your computer as if they were sitting in your home working right on your device. They will make it look like you have problems, showing error signs, etc., but will offer to correct the problem for a nominal fee. Once they have your financial information, you’ve been scammed and who knows how much money they will take from your bank account. “Microsoft or Windows will never call you without you first calling them,” said Joe McKinney, owner of Covenant Computer Solutions in Eagle Grove. He also reminds the public that when tech support companies do return calls, they are most likely of foreign decent and will speak with an accent. The scam callers usually speak very clear English. McKinney said he has spoken with several people that have received these scam phone calls. Unfortunately, some of them have fallen for it and have had money taken from their accounts. One lady lost as much as $1,000 in three separate money orders that were transferred to another country. “They’re mostly targeting the elderly,” McKinney said. He stresses, however, that anyone can be the target of a scam. Another man McKinney spoke with said he received the scam phone call, listened to what they had to say, let them remotely enter his computer, and then declined the offer to fix the problem for a small fee. At that point, the scam artist placed a locked password on the man’s computer, leaving him completely unable to access his own home computer. Luckily, McKinney was able to correct the problem. “People unfortunately fall for it (when scammers call) because sooner or later everyone has a problem with their computer,” McKinney said. Instead, he suggests that if anyone calls you talking about problems with your computer, hang up. If you are concerned there is a problem, talk with someone local who has your best interest, not your bank account, at heart. One other scam McKinney warns to be on the watch for, pop up screens that say “Click Here and we’ll fix your computer problems.” Simply put, the big computer companies are too busy to monitor everyone’s computers and alert them when there are problems. It just won’t happen. If you feel like you are having computer issues, seek help with someone you know or trust.

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Scouting for food

by Kim demory Who was willing to wake up early on a Saturday morning and walk door to door for three hours to help people in need? Eagle Grove Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts! On Saturday, October 22, the Scouts and their leaders, will be walking around town, going door-todoor, to pick up food for the hungry, and donating it to the Food Pantry in Eagle Grove. The Scouts are hoping you will help their endeavour be successful by either leaving a bag of food outside your front door for pick up Saturday

morning. Items needed include, but are not limited to: Pancake syrup Canned vegetables Breakfast cereal Spaghetti sauce Canned/plastic bottled juice Oatmeal Pasta and rice Baby wipes Canned soup Canned fruits Canned meat Etc. Please do not leave any outdated or perishable food itmes, glass items, or frozen items.

Social News Goldfield News Bay View Study Club news

Bay View Study Club met on October 11, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the home of Sherry McIlrath. Maureen Cameron introduced the guest speaker, Peggy O’Neil from Clarion. The first topic of discussion was the Clarion Heartland Museum. Peggy spoke of all the interesting features and the variety of people touring the museum. She also focused on the Alvina Sellers hat collection and brought several hats to the meeting. O’Neil is an active member of the Toastmasters Club. This club is about public speaking and is active around the world. She is a credit to the Toastmasters Club as her presentation was fun and interesting. Rhonda Stevenson opened the meeting with the club collect. Roll call was answered by 11 members with “what is your favorite thing about fall?” The minutes from the last meeting were read. Connie Rasmussen gave the treasurer’s report. Last year’s “pass the basket” was started again tonight for this year. Committee Reports: Program Committee: No news at this time. Community Improvement: Changes pending. Creative Writing: No news at this time. Scholarship Committee: No news at this time. Nominating Committee: No news at this time. Fountain City Days: No news at this time. No Old Business to discuss. New Business: Maureen Cameron has an idea for a fundraiser for the park playground equipment. There was good response and the group will move forward with this. Meeting adjourned and dessert was enjoyed. The next meeting is the Christmas meeting on December 6. Each member will bring canned goods and children’s books.

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P.E.O. Chapter EJ News

P.E.O. Chapter EJ held its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on October 11, 2016, at the home of Kristin Ivers. Diane Reiland was co-hostess. Beverly Wilde gave an interesting talk about the various projects that the organization supports through the donations of its members.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas meet

Catholic Daughters of the Americas held their Oct. 11, 2016, meeting at St. John’s Faith Formation building in Clarion. JoAnn Kramer led the Rosary. The meal was prepared by the Clarion/Dows members. Sixteen members were present with two guests, Deacon Pedro and Bea Garcia. Guest speakers for the evening were the Garcias who told of their work with Marriage Encounter, starting in Peru and continuing here in the United States. Deacon Pedro told of his experiences in the deaconate program and the importance of the support of his family. When preparing for liturgy, he strives to live what he will share with his listeners. He is very thankful that God has made it possible for he and Bea to have this ministry. The business meeting was conducted by Regent Miriam Hart. The memorare and Pledge of Allegiance was recited by the members. The secretary, treasurer, and financial secretary’s reports were given. The bake sale netted $537 for the chapter’s charitable projects. Communications report was given by Blanche Michener. JoAnn Kramer gave the legislative report and encouraged members to exercise their right and responsibility to vote in the November election. Nancy Strub reported on the CD of A retreat at the Am. Martyrs Retreat House near Cedar Falls. October 16th will be Catholic Daughter Sunday and members will sit as a body at Sacred Heart Church for the 8 a.m. Mass.


Wright Warriors first meeting of the year

Discovering nature “Ranger Jerimiah” as the kids at Eagle Grove Elementary know him, was at the school on Thursday, Oct. 13 to take the kindergarten and first grade students on a nature hike. While their goal was to collect leaves, sticks, and flowers to make a picture frame with, many of them were fascinated and filled with questions about other items they found lying in the tree lines of the elementary school. Some found animal skeletons, some big rocks, some tusks, and someone even found a piece of coral (pictured above) which was immediately taken to Ranger Jerimiah, who answered all their questions about the found treasures at the end of the hike. Photo by Kim Demory

All you need is blood

Blood is all you need to save lives in your community this month. Ninety percent of Americans experience the need for blood in their lifetime, but less than 10 percent of the population donates regularly. A regular blood donation only takes an hour and can save the lives of up to three local hospital patients! You’ve got what it takes—all you need is blood! Be a LifeServer! Give blood at the Clarion Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, from 2-6 p.m., at United Presbyterian Church in Clarion, 219 1st Street NW. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter. org, or call 800-287-4903. LifeServe Blood Center was established in April, 2010 when The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to more than 100 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to saving lives by providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients. For more information about blood donation, or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800287-4903, or visit

KJYL Christian Radio to host annual “Share-a-thon” fundraiser KJYL Christian Radio will broadcast its annual Share-a-thon fundraiser November 2 and 3. Under this year’s theme of “Everyday Heroes” the Share-a-thon fundraiser will feature interviews with local listeners, special guests, and music. Share-a-thon will also provide listeners and friends the opportunity to share a tax-deductible donation with the listener-supported ministry of KJYL. KJYL is a part of the nonprofit and listener-supported ministry of “Minn-Iowa Christian Broadcasting” which has grown to serve most of Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota through its eight full power stations and 14 “translator” (repeater) stations. From the KJYL broadcast studios in Eagle Grove, KJYL’s goal is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through its 24-hour daily presentation of Christian Bible teaching programs, music, news and

information. KJYL can be heard across the region at 100.7 FM. In the Newell-Storm Lake area, KJYL can also be heard at 96.3 FM. And, in the Story City area, you can tune in to KJTT at 88.3 FM. In addition to the Share-a-thon broadcast, the two days of celebration will feature a fun event for the whole family: a BBQ Cook-out from 5:30 until 7 p.m., on Wednesday, November 2! It all takes place at the KJYL studios at 103 W. Broadway in downtown Eagle Grove. For more information regarding the KJYL ministry and Share-a-thon, please visit, or call the KJYL studios in Eagle Grove at 515-448-4588. Now celebrating over 20 years of broadcasting, KJYL began its 24-hour Christian radio broadcast ministry in February of 1994.

The Wright Warriors 4-H club started off the year on Sunday, September 25, at the Samuel Lutheran Church. Secretary Maggie W. called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m. Maia C. led the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Maggie W. did roll call with the question, “What is one goal you have for the new 4-H year?” Then, she read the Secretary’s Report. Treasurer Hannah D. read the Treasurer’s Report. In other reports, Jensen C. reported for STEM and Shooting Sports. For Teen Council, there was a meeting scheduled for that night. Intermediate Council posed a question to the clubs about where the new member meeting should be held. Old Business: There was a wrap-up and comments from the 2016 Wright County Fair. Leader Allison Whaley gave a report on that. The club received a check for herdsmanship awards from the 2016 Wright County Fair. Jensen C. also gave a report from participating in the “Little Hands on the Farm” activity held at the Iowa State Fair. The club agreed on doing snowtubing in January as our fun activity. Allison Whaley also reported that a total of 18 4-H record books were turned in. New Business: The club held their election of new club officers for 2016-17 4-H year. The new officers then met after the meeting to discuss a planning and training date. The new officers included: President is Sarah W., Vice-president is Maggie W., Secretary is Shea W., reporter is Jensen C., and historian is Jacie C. and Maddie A. National 4-H Week is between October 2-8. The club decided to do a window display downtown. They made an eight-person committee of Kim D., Sarah W., Olivia A., Maggie W., Jacylnn D., Quinn W., Ella J., and Morgan C. to decorate the window at the Eagle Grove Eagle newspaper. Middle school members were also needed to go visit the 4th grade classrooms for their annual visit on Thursday, October 6. The club voted to have everyone wear their 4-H shirt to school on that Thursday. Members decided to hold their new member event called “4-H Find Out” at 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, at Samuel Lutheran Church before their regular monthly meeting. Club members were asked for ideas for the theme of the 2017 Wright County Fair, but it was postponed for further discussion to the next meeting. The club also agreed to do the snack bags for the farmers again which will be packed before next month’s meeting. Club members were reminded to sign-up for presentations, snacks, and drinks for each month’s meetings. Comments from leaders/parents: Allison W. talked about the 4-H newsletter and reminded the members to enroll. Kim D. commented that she liked the idea of having ribbons for projects that were considered for the state fair. Jensen C. led the 4-H pledge and President Sarah W. adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Shea and Quinn W. led the snacks, which was make your own mini fruit pizza. Maddie A. brought the drinks. The next meeting is Sunday, October 9, at 4 p.m. at Samuel Lutheran Church. Wright Warriors Reporter, Sarah Wilson

Service with a smile Members of the Leo’s Club, along with the Lion’s Club of Eagle Grove, were happy to serve up breakfast with a smile this past Sunday during their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. Many people came out to support the Lions and Leo Clubs and the many worthy projects they contribute to. Leo Club members pictured above, from left, are: Riley Ettinger, Grayson Davis, Luke Teeselink, Mariana Gonzalez, Maggie Wachowiak, and Georgie Wieth. Photo by Kim Demory


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CLIP AND SAVE Parks & Recreation Co-Ed Volleyball Registration Deadline Monday, October 24 Captain’s Meeting: Sunday, October 30 - 5pm • Mail or drop off the completed form and registration fee to: City Hall 210 E. Broadway Eagle Grove, IA 50533

We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges.

Email: Call: 851-9350 • Facebook page: Eagle Grove Parks and Recreation

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Fri., Oct. 21: Ham loaf, sweet potatoes, calico corn/corn, and mixed fruit. Mon., Oct. 24: Salisbury ground beef, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, peaches, and orange juice. Tues., Oct. 25: Autumn chicken, creamed asparagus, quinoa, plums, and a whole wheat roll. Wed., Oct. 26: COOK’S CHOICE. Thurs., Oct. 27: Tater tot casserole, California blend, fruit salad, and a whole wheat roll. NOTE: Please return plastic dishes if you have meals delivered.

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Eagle Grove Pastor Heather Dorr 448-4701 DIAL-A-DEVOTION: 448-3355  WEDNESDAY: 5 p.m. Bell Choir 6 p.m. Chancel Choir SLAM Youth Group Meal 6:30 p.m. SLAM Youth Groups— Junior High (6th-8th grade) Senior High (9th-12th grade) FRIDAY: 9 a.m. Covenant Prayer - Prayer Room SUNDAY:   9 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.  Worship 11:30 a.m. Fellowship GOLDFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Lynn Gardner Goldfield, Ph: 515-825-3754 SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship

GOLDFIELD UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. Sara Sutter 220 E. Oak St. Goldfield, Ph: 515-825-3581 “Like” us on Facebook THURSDAY: 9-10:30 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #IA, 1348, Goldfield, weigh-in and meeting in the Fellowship Room. New members always welcome! SUNDAY: 9:15 a.m. Sunday school for all ages. 9:45 a.m. Choir Practice 10:30 a.m. Worship service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Coffee WEDNESDAY: 2 p.m. After-School Story-Time, Fellowship Room 6-7 p.m. Confirmation Class, Rose Room FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Steven Swanholm Eagle Grove, Ph: 448-4612 SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 6 p.m. Sing-A-Long MONDAY: 10 a.m. Bible Study TUESDAY: 6 p.m. Men’s Bible Study WEDNESDAY: 4 p.m. Church Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. Food and Faith (Bible Study)

HOLMES BAPTIST CHURCH 2137 Hancock Ave. Holmes, Iowa Pastor Zach Fischer 515-825-3110 SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 6 p.m. Evening Service WEDNESDAY: 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. Youth Group 7 p.m. Kids Club (1st to 6th-gradeduring school year)

EAGLE GROVE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (CONGREGATIONAL) Ph: 448-3584 Everyone is Welcome! Building fully Accessible to the Disabled Pastor Jim Cunningham THURSDAY: Articles due for NOV/DEC Newsletter SATURDAY: 5 p.m. New Hope Lutheran Church SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 11:30 Fellowship TUESDAY: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. WIC GRACE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Ph: 448-5414 Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. Sunday School - 10:45 a.m. SOUTH ENES LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Susan Stone 205 Johnson Street Vincent 515-293-2965 FRIDAY: 9 a.m. Gather Bible Study at the Family Table (3rd Friday of the month) SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH Fr. Jerry Blake Eagle Grove, Ph: 515-532-3586 SATURDAY: 4 p.m. Mass at St. John, Clarion 8 p.m. Mass in Spanish at St. John, Clarion SUNDAY: 8 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Francis Xavier, Belmond MONDAY: 7 p.m. RCIA at St. John, Clarion TUESDAY:

5:30 p.m. Finance Meeting WEDNESDAY: 6:30 p.m. Youth Faith Formation 6:30 p.m. Adoration THURSDAY: 8 a.m. Mass, Adoration, & Benediction at Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove 9 a.m. Sewing Mission 10 a.m. Care Center Mass 7 p.m. Cluster Pastoral Council Meeting, St. John, Clarion SAMUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Rich Taylor Eagle Grove, Ph: 448-5038 SATURDAY: AM Basement in use SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:45 a.m. Worship with Communion TUESDAY: Newsletter Assembly at Holmes WEDNESDAY: 6 p.m. Confirmation THURSDAY: 10 a.m. Pastors’ Prayer HOLMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Rich Taylor Holmes SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Worship with Communion 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m. Newsletter Assembly at Holmes WEDNESDAY: 6 p.m. Confirmation THURSDAY: 10 a.m. Pastors’ Prayer NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Susan Stone 1115 SW 2nd Eagle Grove 515-603-6151 FRIDAY: 9 a.m. Gather Bible Study at the Family Table (3rd Friday of the month) SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship Service A Congregation of ELCA ULLENSVANG LUTHERAN CHURCH, N.A.L.C. Pastor Darryl Landsverk Thor THURSDAY: 9 a.m. Quilting/Sewing SUNDAY: 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service

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LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH GOLDFIELD LCMC Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Pastor Truman Larson SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School MT. CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH—LC-MS EAGLE GROVE Pastor Mark Peterson Ph: 515-448-4668 SUNDAY: 8:30 a.m. Worship Service EAGLE GROVE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 615 SW 2nd Street Eagle Grove, Iowa Pastor Jason Cooper Phone: 515-448-3697 THURSDAY: NEWSLETTER DEADLINE 10 a.m. Pastors’ Prayer 1:30 p.m. ELCW Bible Study SATURDAY: 8:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study at Rotary Senior Living North SUNDAY: 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Fellowship Coffee 10:20 a.m. Sunday School 5:30 p.m. Worship 6:45 p.m. Boy Scouts MONDAY: 5:30 p.m. Worship on Cable Channel 12 6:15 p.m. Tiger Cubs 7 p.m. Weblos Cubs TUESDAY: 7 p.m. Evangelism/Social Ministry WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m. Bible Study at EGELC 5:30 p.m. Confirmation CROSSROADS Christian Youth Center Corner of Chestnut and Main, Goldfield 515-825-3383 FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 7 - 9 p.m. 8th-Grade and Under 7 – Midnight - 9-12th Grade and College EAGLE GROVE MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION FOOD PANTRY 510 S. Jackson Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 1 – 3 p.m. Helping Families in Need!

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Thursday, October 20, 2016


Career Academy students look at the future of manufacturing

by Kim demory Juniors and seniors across the nation are starting to think about their future. Will they go to college? Is a training program more what they’re looking for? Maybe they should go straight to work? Those are the questions they are looking for answers to, and for many, they are finding those answers at the North Central Iowa Career Academy in Eagle Grove. This facility, a branch of Iowa Central Community College, offers high school students the opportunity to take college level classes, earning them credits for both high school and college - free of charge. Not only does it save them money, but it also gets them into course study of fields they think they might be interested in, and into the doors of businesses and talking with people who actually do their potential job for a living. For some, it gives them the confidence to know they are headed in the right direction. For others, they discover a field perhaps isn’t for them and can change course before they spend time and money in college. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, students in the manufacturing strain at the Career Academy had the chance to learn first hand about their field from David McQuaid, president of the American Welding Society. McQuaid started his career in welding in 1970 and has since dedicated his life to the field. “The sky’s the limit,” he told the students. “Welding has been good to me.” You may not realize it, but McQuaid pointed out to the students

Fern B. Schultz, 95, Goldfield

David McQuaid, president of the American Welding Society, spoke with Career Academy students on Wednesday, Oct. 12 about job opportunities in the field. Photo by Kim Demory just how many things around us on a daily basis are in some way the result of welding - chairs, bridges, you name it. “Welding is a part of your life, way more than the average person knows. Welding is no longer considered a dirty job. You’re more than just a’re a skilled craftsman,” McQuaid told the students. In fact, the Boy Scouts even introduced a welding Merit Badge in 2012 with nearly 15,000 badges since having been awarded. It’s a useful skill to know. McQuaid went on to tell the students that there are a variety of careers available in the manufacturing field - you can be a welder, inspector, supervisor, trouble shooter...whatever you desire. He really captured their attention when he told them that by the year 2020, it’s estimated there will be a shortage of 200,000 welders. If interested in the welding field, McQuaid recommends the

students belong to the American Welding Society. It’s a professional organization of 70,000 members around the world dedicated to advancing careers in welding. David J. Landon Elected 2015 President and Chair of the Board of AWS, also captured the attention of the students when he told them his career in welding has taken him all over the world - “to more countries than he can name.” Landon also gave the students some important advice - no matter what their field or what their path of training is, the top three things employers look for when hiring is integrity, communication skills, and team work. “Be proud of what you do...I don’t care if you sweep the floors,” McQuaid said. “Don’t ever let anybody tell you it can’t be done, but stick to the details.” McQuaid and Landon were at the Career Academy by the invitation of the Career Academy welding instructor and industrial trainer Brandon Otto.

Fern Bernice (Mickelson) Knight Schultz, the daughter of Michael and Annie (Odson) Mickelson, was born April 6, 1921, in Randoll, Iowa, on the family farm. Fern was united in marriage to Lynn L, Knight on January 1, 1941, in Goldfield, where they lived and raised their three children: Jerry, Sharon, and Larry. Lynn preceded her in death on June 27, 1993. Fern married Donald Schultz on July 17, 2002, in Goldfield. Don preceded her in death on December 29, 2007. Fern was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield. Fern and her first husband, Lynn, enjoyed square dancing, fishing (with Fern always catching the biggest fish), card club, her cake baking hobby, music, and just thoroughly enjoying her grandchildren. Fern and second husband, Don, participated in Clarion Senior Center activities.

Fern passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016. She was also preceded in death by her parents, including her stepmother, Dorothy Mickelson; sisters, Mildred Nervig and Alma Kelling;

Fern Schultz

and brothers, Arnold and Herman Mickelson. Fern is survived by sons, Jerry Knight and wife, Betty, of Golden, Mo., and Larry Knight and wife, Kristy, of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Sharon Becker and husband, Dave, of Anamosa; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Marjorie Whipple of Humboldt; and brothers, Teddy Mickelson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dennis Mickelson of Iowa City. Memorials may be left to the United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 14, at the United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield with Pastor Sara Sutter officiating. Burial was held in Glenwood Cemetery in Goldfield. Foust Funeral Home of Eagle Grove and Goldfield in charge of arrangements.

Ronald W. Norton, Sr., 84, Eagle Grove

Ronald William Norton, Sr., the son of Perry and Nettie Norton, was born January 15, 1932, in Webster City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth. On September 30, 1952, Bill was united in marriage with Linda F. Frakes in Baltimore, Md. Bill served in the United States Navy during the Korean War entering on May 4, 1951, and was Honorably Discharged on April 25, 1957. They returned to Eagle Grove after his military service and Bill drove truck for Ellsworth Truck Lines and Umthun Trucking, retiring in 1985. Bill was a member of the United Methodist Church and the V.F.W., where he had served as Commander. He enjoyed his Canadian fishing trips, and the many winters spent in

Texas. Bill passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at the age of 84 years. He was preceded in death by his

Bill Norton parents; brother, Howard Norton; wife, Linda, in 1998; and special friend, Maureen Stiehl of Albert Lea, Minn., in 2016. Survivors include his son, Bill

Norton, Jr. and wife, Dawn, of Boone; daughters, Toni Simpson and husband, Meril, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, and Kim Wenden and husband, Mark, of Des Moines; four grandchildren: Sunny Norton, Daniella Golladay (Grant), Adam Simpson (Jamie), and Chris Simpson (Carrie); and five greatgrandchildren: Jillian, Rylie, Kassidy, Kiesha, and Madison. Visitation was held on Sunday, October 16, at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove in charge of arrangements.

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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” -- Dalai Lama

Students and faculty of the North Central Iowa Career Academy and Iowa Central Community College welcomed guest speaker David McQuaid, president of the American Welding Society, to the Eagle Grove facility last week. Photo by Kim Demory

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION Tuesday, November 2, 2010 I, Betty Ellis, Commissioner of Elections in Wright County, Iowa, do hereby proclaim that the General Election in Wright County, Iowa, will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, from seven o’clock a.m. until nine o’clock p.m., Central Standard Time. All qualified electors will elect certain federal, state, county, and township officers, and also to act upon retention of certain judges in office. The polling places in each precinct are as follows: VOTING PRECINCTS. The County shall be divided into precincts as required by Chapter 49 of the Code of Iowa in the following manner: 1. The first precinct called “Belmond” in Wright County shall consist of all of Belmond, Pleasant, and Iowa Townships, including all of the City of Belmond and City of Rowan will vote in the Belmond City Hall, 112 2nd Ave. NE. 2. The second precinct called “Clarion” in Wright County shall consist of all the incorporated area of the City of Clarion and will vote in the Courthouse Basement, 115 N. Main Street. 3. The third precinct called the “Big 6 Townships” in Wright County shall consist of the unincorporated areas of Norway, Lake, Lincoln, Grant, Dayton, and Wall Lake and will vote at the ISU Extension Office, 210 1st Street SW, Clarion, IA. 4. The fourth precinct called “Dows” in Wright County shall consist of all of Blaine and Vernon Township, including all of the City of Galt and that portion of the incorporated area of the City of Dows lying in Wright County and will vote in the Dows Convention Center/City Hall, 119 E. Ellsworth, Dows, IA. 5. The fifth precinct called “Goldfield” in Wright County shall consist of all of Boone and Liberty Township, including all of the incorporated area of the City of Goldfield and will vote in the Goldfield Legion Hall, 505 N. Main, Goldfield, IA. 6. The sixth precinct called “Rural Eagle Grove” in Wright County shall consist of all of Woolstock, Troy, and Eagle Grove Townships, including all of the incorporated area of the City of Woolstock and excluding the incorporated area of the City of Eagle Grove, and will vote in the Memorial Hall, 200 South Park Ave. 7. The seventh precinct called “EG Ward #1” in Wright County shall consist of Ward #1 in the City of Eagle Grove and will vote in the Memorial Hall, 200 South Park Ave. 8. The eighth precinct called “EG Ward #2” in Wright County shall consist of Ward #2 in the City of Eagle Grove and will vote in the Memorial Hall, 200 South Park Ave. 9. The ninth precinct called “EG Ward #3” in Wright County shall consist of Ward #3 in the City of Eagle Grove and will vote in the Memorial Hall, 200 South Park Ave. 10. The tenth precinct called “EG Ward #4” in Wright County shall consist of Ward #4 in the City of Eagle Grove and will vote in the Memorial Hall, 200 South Park Ave. If you are still unsure of where to vote, please call the Auditor’s office at 515-532-2771 VOTER ACCESSIBLITY All voting sites are fully accessible to persons with physical disabilities. Each site also has a voter assist ballot marking device which allows persons with sight disabilities to vote independently. Voters may also choose another person to assist them to vote, except their employer, employer’s agent, or an officer or agent of the voter’s union. If you have any questions about the voter accessibility at a polling site, please feel free to call the Auditor’s office at 515-532-2771 for more information. Betty Ellis Wright County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections



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WRIGHT COUNTY SUPERVISORS MINUTES SUPERVISORS OCTOBER 3, 2016 Chairman Watne called the regular meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisors to order at 9 a.m. Members present were Watne, Helgevold, and Rasmussen. Minutes of the previous regular meeting of September 26, 2016, were read and approved. Approved claims for payment. Peggy Schluttenhofer, Wright County Treasurer, presented two tax sale certificates to be canceled. Motion by Rasmussen, and seconded by Helgevold, to approve the assignment of two tax sale certificates and remove penalty and interest due to error in transfer of property by county. Motion carried. Motion by Helgevold, and seconded by Rasmussen, to approve the fireworks permits for Virginia Hoversten. Motion carried. Bruce Lindner, Conservation Director, presented two names to replace a board member on the Conservation Board. Jake Johnson has resigned from the Board. The Board of Supervisors were very impressed with the two interested candidates and the backgrounds of each. In order to have members of the board spread out across the county, they chose a person further to the north of the county. There was then a motion by Rasmussen, and seconded by Helgevold, to appoint Donna Brown to Conservation Board with her term ending June 30, 2020. Motion carried. Courtney Stewart, Wright County Transit Coordinator, presented a 28E Agreement with the City of Eagle Grove to administrate the Transit program in Eagle Grove. This Agreement is very similar to the City of Clarion. Motion by Rasmussen, and seconded by Helgevold, to approve the 28E with the City of Eagle Grove to provide transit service. Motion carried. Courtney then updated the Board on new employees that were hired from the city transit programs of Melvin Schnell and Constance Ann Linn to drive in the City of Eagle Grove, and Ashley Keeling to drive in the City of Clarion. Motion by Helgevold, and seconded by Watne, to adjourn the meeting. Stan Watne, Chairman Wright County Board of Supervisors Betty Ellis, Wright County Auditor Wk.42


Eagle Grove Utility Board Minutes UTILITY BOARD SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016 7 a.m. The meeting was called to order with trustees Peterson, Wilson, Ryerson, Wright, and Rethman. Also present: Waste Water Superintendent Nesvold, Public Works Lunda, and City Administrator Boyd Kent Rutherford discussed 28E Agreement. Derek Johnson from ISG discussed proposed plan/design and Forcemain Route. A motion was made by Wright, and seconded by Rethman, to approve Resolution UB2016-02: Setting Oct. 20 at 7 a.m. as Public Hearing date for entering into a loan and disbursement agreement. Roll Call Vote: All ayes, except Ryerson who abstained. A motion was made by Ryerson, and seconded by Wilson, to find an attorney to review 28E Agreement. Roll Call Vote: All ayes. Meeting adjourned at 9:04 a.m. Mike Boyd, Secretary Wk.42


Goldfield City Council Minutes GOLDFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING OCTOBER 10, 2016 Mayor Tom Stevenson called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Council members present: Sorensen, Fiscus, Sampson, and Petersen. Absent: Reed. Also present: Robert Malloy, City Attorney; Barbara Jergenson, City Clerk; Eagle Grove Police Chief Ray Beltran; Officer Michael Stuckey; Officer Michael Lehman; Casey Premo and I+S Group – Kelly Evans and Nick Frederiksen. Motion made by Sorensen, second Sampson, to approve the September 12th minutes. Motion made by Sorensen, second Sampson, to approve the September 26th Special meeting minutes. Motion made by Fiscus, second Petersen, to approve the October claims. All ayes. Motions carried. CLAIMS Payroll................................................ 9,768.79 City Contributions.............................. 2,613.74 Goldfield Post Office, postage.............. 147.98 Century Link, non-emergency police line.44.68 The Trash Man, Sept. service................. 77.00 Mid-America Publishing, publishing legals................................................ 520.82 Malloy Law Firm, legal fees.................. 420.00 AgSource Laboratories, testing............ 269.50 Goldfield Telephone Co., fax & telephone......................................... 221.14 Bomgaars, shop supplies..................... 179.18 Mid American Energy, gas & electric. 1,922.30 Mid American Energy, City Park elec...... 26.19 River Park elec................................... 38.41 W & H Cooperative, gas & diesel......... 302.22 PSI, office supplies............................... 164.68 Nick Christensen, AgSource water sample mileage.................................. 47.04 Monthly cell phone usage—........ Jon, Nick N., Nick C................................................ 30.00 DMACC, Wastewater Treatment class.. 450.00 Iowa DNR, Wastewater Certification Exam.................................................. 30.00 IA League of Cities, Budget Workshop... 40.00 IMFOA, Des Moines Fall Conference... 125.00 Holly Weisberg-Louk, City Hall Cleaning (3)....................................... 81.00 S & L Equipment, Fire Department ...... 946.26 Prairie Energy Cooperative, RLF Loan Payment .......................................... 748.13 Hawkeye West, pest control................... 35.00 Access Systems, copier lease................ 95.03 Gold-Eagle Cooperative, Buccaneer Plus & Firstrate........................................ 129.77 Portable Pro, Inc., Portable Toilet Service............................................. 125.00 L & L Service, Sharpen mower blades.... 30.00 DNR, Annual Water Use Fee.................. 66.00 Brown Supply, Stainless Steel Tile Probe, Marker flags............................ 81.50 Hawkins, Azone 15 - Chlorine............... 382.00 Treasurer, St of IA, Qtrly - Water Revenue State Sales Tax............................. 2,500.00 I+S Group, Webster St. Sanitary Sewer Project, Constr. Admin...................... 700.75 I+S Group, Well Improvements, Preliminary Engineering Report.... 3,923.69 Goldfield Community Charity Fund, Budgeted for FY 16-17.................. 1,250.00 Motion made by Fiscus, second Sorensen, to approve Jerry Askvig’s building permit to build a 10’ x 24’ deck on the east side of his house. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion made by Sorensen, second Fiscus, to approve Craig and Debra Reno’s building permit to bring a 10’ x 20’ portable storage shed onto their property. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion made by Fiscus, second Sampson, to approve Casey Premo’s building permit to bring in a 10’x 10’ used storage shed. This

is with a condition: Casey has two weeks to get it up to code – painted, shingled, put on proper foundation, etc. Public Works Director will inspect it October 24th. Ayes: Fiscus, Sorensen, Sampson. Nays: Petersen. Absent: Reed. Motion made by Petersen, second Fiscus, to purchase a 24” x 30” - “Do Not Enter When Flooded” steel sign and two 30” x 30” - “Road Closed” steel signs to use at the River Park and when needed in town. A sign with park rules must be put up at the River Park. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion made by Sorensen, second Sampson, to approve Chad Lund to pick up and move the tree out of the river at a cost of $350. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion made by Petersen, second Sorensen, to accept the estimate from Hennigar Construction upon issuance of an easement from Gold-Eagle Cooperative, to put in a 2” waterline for the residence at 2160 Davis Ave. All ayes. Motion carried. City Attorney Robert Malloy will prepare an ordinance to put a stop sign East & West for Water & Wright St. October 4th Lift Station repair – Brassfield Drive – Hennigar Construction did repairs. Approved by: Sampson, Fiscus, Petersen, and Sorensen. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion made by Sorensen, second Sampson, to purchase the Methodist Church parking lot for the new city well site for $3,000. All ayes. Motion carried. The Well Improvement Project. I&S Group engineer Kelly Evans said they would come the week of the 17th to survey the lot purchased. The Preliminary will be given to the DNR in November. In April/May construction will start. Nick Frederiksen discussed the Webster St Sanitary Sewer Extension project with the Mayor and Council. Motion made by Sorensen, second Sampson, to pass the second reading of the Golf Cart Ordinance No. 171, and waive the third reading. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion to approve by Sampson, Res. #661, to pledge $20,000 towards the park playground equipment, with second by Sorensen. Approved. Ayes: Sorensen, Fiscus, Sampson, Petersen. Nays: None. Absent: Reed. Motion made by Sorensen, second Fiscus, to set Halloween night for Monday, October 31, with Trick or Treat time between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion made by Sampson, second Sorensen, to abandon water line to water main and cap at 404 E. Chestnut on October 13th. Motion made by Sampson, second Petersen, to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. All ayes. Motion carried. REVENUE & EXPENSES FOR MONTH OF JUNE 2016 FUND REVENUE EXPENDITURE General 4,531.41 38,678.86 Corn LP 4,166.66 4,230.17 Fire Department 0.00 3,552.13 LO Tax 6,967.89 25,237.03 FEMA 0.00 0.00 Road Use Tax 7,035.64 2,279.73 Employee Benefit 319.00 1,838.06 Emergency Fund 83.96 0.00 TIF 427.08 36,039.11 Water Fund 13,397.76 -5,040.91 Sewer Fund 6,268.30 -7,276.76 Agency Funds __326.00 _____0.00 Totals 43,523.70 99,537.42 Tom Stevenson, Mayor Barbara Jergenson, City Clerk Wk.42

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EAGLE GROVE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES OF REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016 OPENING OF THE MEETING: The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held in the board room at the Emerson Building in Eagle Grove on Monday, October 10, 2016, at 6 PM. President Jon Rowen presided. Members present were Directors Crail, Halverson, Robinson, and Schope. Others present: Superintendent Toliver, Secretary Sadler, Principals Joe Erickson, Scott Jeske, and Jeff Siebersma, guest Erik Smith from CGDCS, and Les Houser from the Eagle Grove Eagle. COMMUNICATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS: This is a time where Building Principals give Board members information and points of celebration about past and upcoming activities and student work going on in their buildings. Reports were given regarding professional development work, school improvement focuses and progress of testing and assessments. Also mentioned was hiring additional Para Educator to work with growing ELL population. PUBLIC COMMENT CARDS: None APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Director Schope moved to approve the proposed agenda. Director Halverson seconded the motion. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Robinson, Schope. Nays: None. APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS: Motion by Director Crail, seconded by Director Robinson, to approve the minutes of meeting on 9/12/16, Bill lists and Financial Statements for district funds, the contract with Heather Darland as cheerleading sponsor, and two open enrollment applications for two students from Humboldt. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Robinson, Schope. Nays: None. APPOINT 2016-2017 LEVEL I AND LEVEL II INVESTIGATORS FOR PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE COMPLAINTS: Building Principals were appointed as Level I investigators on a motion by Director Halverson and a second by Director Schope. The alternate will be the superintendent. The school attorney, the chief of police, and the sheriff would be involved in investigating at the next level. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Robinson, Schope. Nays: None. APPOINT MEMBER TO COUNTY CONFERENCE BOARD: Erin Halverson was named as the member to the Wright County Conference Board. Motion by Director Schope, seconded by Director Robinson. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Robinson, Schope. Nays: None. APPOINT MEMBER TO OUR FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE BOARD: Elaine Schope was named as school representative/board member for Our Foundation for the Future. Motion by Director Halverson, seconded by Director Crail. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Robinson, Schope. Nays: None. APPROVAL OF SIAC COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2016-2017: Motion by Director Halverson, seconded by Director Crail, to approve the School Improvement Advisory Committee list for 2016-2017 with changes noted. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Robinson, Schope. Nays: None. SPANISH CLUB TRIP REQUEST: Motion by Director Halverson, seconded by Director Crail, to approve the Spanish Club Trip Request to Costa Rica next summer 2017. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Robinson, Schope. Nays: None. APPROVE REQUEST FOR ALLOWABLE GROWTH FROM SBRC (SCHOOL BUDGET REVIEW COMMITTEE) FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION DEFICIT FROM FY16: Motion by Director Schope, seconded by Director Halverson, to approve request for allowable growth and supplemental aid for a negative special education balance for the 2015-16 school year for $130,830.22. The motion carried. Ayes: Crail, Halverson, Rowen, Robinson, Schope. Nays: None. REMINDER OF WORK SESSION TO DEVELOP 2016-17 SUPERINTENDENT GOALS: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 6 PM. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: Possible dates in November were discussed for upcoming meeting with county schools. Also mentioned was importance of adding an English Language Learners Para Educator. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Toliver reported on upcoming school tours and visit by the company hired to assist with facility review. Also certified enrollment and completion of audit and implications with Activity Fund spending reporting requirements. ADJOURN: The meeting adjourned upon a motion by Director Halverson and a second by Director Crail. GENERAL FUND BILLS FOR APPROVAL OCTOBER 10, 2016 Activity Fund, Yearbook for media center.50.00


Sheriff’s Levy and Sale NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR WRIGHT COUNTY DOCKET NO. (SALE NO.) 16-0514(1) COURT NO. EQCV024266 SPECIAL EXECUTION STATE OF IOWA WRIGHT COUNTY SS. US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER OF US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, Plaintiff VS. CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. FOR HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A.; MIDLAND FUNDING LLC; AUTOVEST, LLC; CONVERGENCE RECEIVABLES, LC - IN REM; BERNSMEIER, MATTHEW - IN REM; PARTIES IN POSSESSION - IN REM; SPOUSE OF MATTHEW BERNSMEIER IF ANY - IN REM Defendant 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) rights, title, and interest in Real Estate Property to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 3, MILLER AND ODENHEIMER’S ADDITION TO EAGLE GROVE JUNCTION, WRIGHT COUNTY, IOWA. Street Address: 518 S. Lucas St., Eagle Grove, IA 50533 The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: December 6, 2016, 10:30 a.m., Wright County Sheriff’s Office, 719 2nd Street SW, Clarion, IA 50525. 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: $75,348.10; Costs $1,160.00; Accruing Costs $8,140.00; Interest 6.80% per Annum from April 10, 2016. October 7, 2016 Jason Schluttenhofer, Sheriff Wright County, Iowa Patricia Barz, Deputy Clerk Attorney: Locher Pavelka Dostal (402) 898-7000 Wk.41,42

AEA, media services/ production/ registration ..................................... 1,192.53 AEP Connections, registration fees........ 740.00 Airgas, supplies...................................... 388.00 Amazon, books.................................... 1,750.36 APA - Central Ia Chapter, dues................. 24.00 Arnold Motor Supply, repair parts........... 160.77 Asset Genie, supplies............................. 570.00 Bomgaars, supplies................................ 783.11 Central Iowa Dist, supplies.................. 3,702.08 Choosing the Best Publishing, supplies.572.25 Classroom Direct, supplies....................... 26.97 Culligan, supplies..................................... 10.00 Demco, supplies..................................... 242.96 Department of Educ, bus inspection...... 120.00 Dishman, Bob, reimb for fuel.................... 17.12 Eagle Building Supply, supplies................ 72.40 Eagle Grove City of, water ................. 1,650.36 Eagle Grove Eagle, legal publications & subscription........................................ 199.82 Eagle Grove Schools, wires & fees.......... 50.00 Engel Law Office, legal services............ 157.50 Fareway, supplies................................... 906.37 Fort Dodge Messenger, subscriptions.... 290.70 GAN, telephone service...................... 2,314.50 GoAnimate, tech curriculum................... 639.00 Godfathers, spec ed review meeting........ 34.81 Gopher, supplies................................. 1,757.79 Graham, tires.......................................... 830.12 Hawkeye West Pest Control, monthly service............................................... 165.00 Hennigar’s Wrecker Service, towing bus to DM.......................................... 600.00 Hopson J. Robert, actuarial valuation & report........................................... 1,300.00 ICCC, books........................................... 156.50 IJUMP, utilities........................................ 328.06 Interstate, batteries................................. 136.68 Iowa Div of Labor Services, boiler inspections......................................... 240.00 Iowa Workforce Devel, reinspection fee.600.00 ISCA, regist fees.................................... 250.00 ITAG, regist fees..................................... 285.00 Jerry’s Window Service, cleaning service.30.00 Kabel, annual fee................................... 200.00 Kuta Software, supplies.......................... 240.00 Lakeshore, supplies............................... 114.97 Lawson Auto, repairs.............................. 201.40 Learning Post, supplies............................ 39.45 Lennon, Lance, reimb for supplies......... 242.13 Mackin, library books........................... 2,365.95 Marenem Inc, supplies........................... 247.50 Martin Bros, supplies................................ 91.52 McGraw Hill, supplies.......................... 2,954.73 Menards, supplies.................................. 601.56 MidAmerican, utilities........................ 12,395.38 Paper Corp, coop paper order............. 1,290.51 Pepper, supplies..................................... 252.99 Really Good Stuff, supplies...................... 45.65 Rieman Music, supplies & repairs.......... 597.72 Rotary Club, dues................................... 138.00 SAI, dues................................................ 524.00 Scholastic, supplies................................ 453.03 School Bus Sales, repairs...................... 350.67 School Health, supplies.......................... 276.29 School Nurse Supply, supplies............... 632.46 School Specialty, supplies...................... 277.51 Schumacher Elev, battery......................... 62.98 Secure Shred, shredding service............. 48.00 Specialty Underwriters, equip repair not covered by ins.............................. 171.20 Spencer Steel, supplies............................ 76.20 Sterling, supplies.................................... 349.90 T & D, bus repairs................................ 1,668.41 Tew, Dwight, reimb for use of cell phone.......................................... 300.00 Thacker, Rich, mtg exp reimb................... 10.69 Toliver, Jess, meeting expense & supplies reimb...................................... 54.43 Trash Man, garbage .............................. 770.00 Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm, supplies............ 52.90 Upstart, supplies....................................... 41.50 USI, supplies.......................................... 233.45 Verizon, cell phones............................... 230.10 W & H, fuel.......................................... 3,581.01 Wal Mart, supplies.................................. 178.53 Webster City Med Services, bus driver physical................................ __105.00 $55,812.48 PPEL BILLS FOR APPROVAL OCTOBER 10, 2016 Amazon, projectors............................. 3,143.00 Athletic Sound, sound system............. 5,722.00 Bankers Trust, bond interest............. 19,500.00 Eagle Grove City of, land purchase............ 1.00 Iowa Comm Network, internet service.3,581.77 Oldson’s Inc, repairs.......................... 16,785.91 Oxen Technology, SonicWALL security protection........................... 4,262.00 Pagel Repair, alum doors & installation..................................... 15,027.00 Powergistics, equipment..................... 5,392.00 Ricoh, copier lease.............................. 1,791.74 Schindler, elev repairs............................ 664.90 Schumacher, elev maintenance............. 159.75 Torkelson Const, concession stand at FB fld.......................................... _48,000.00 $124,031.07 NUTRITION FUND INVOICES FOR SEPTEMBER APPROVAL OCTOBER 10, 2016 Coca-Cola Bottling, a la carte Supplies.. 399.42 Earthgrains Baking Companies, Bread Products.................................. 334.00

Fareway Store, Supplies........................ 126.83 Hiland Dairy Foods Company, LLC., Milk Products.................................. 2,121.85 Martin Bros. Dist. Co., Supplies........ 15,397.44 Oldson’s Inc., Parts/Labor........................ 85.68 Testa, Jessica, Milk Ticket Refund........... 36.45 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Supplies.............. 305.80 $18,807.47 ACTIVITY FUND BILLS FOR SEPTEMBER, APPROVAL OCTOBER 10, 2016 Appel, Taylor, FB Official.......................... 95.00 A Wish Come True, DT Supplies.............. 38.00 Algy Costumes & Uniforms, DT Supplies.50.99 Alt, Alana, Reimb. Supplies...................... 42.44 Amazon, Supplies.................................. 721.02 Ascherl, Luke, MS FB/VB Official........... 305.00 Ballard CSD, XC Entry Fee.................... 145.00 Belmond-Klemme CSD, XC Entry Fee... 145.00 Ben Franklin Store, Supplies.................... 15.96 Bergman, Kyle, FB Official....................... 95.00 Bevins, Larry, FB Official.......................... 95.00 Bishop Garrigan High School, VB Entry Fee....................................... 90.00 Bomgaars, Supplies................................. 29.07 Borcherding, Dennis, VB Official.............. 90.00 Borcherding, Diane, VB Official................ 90.00 Borcherding, Don, VB Official................... 90.00 Brittain, Chuck, 2016-17 Official Assignments...................................... 375.00 Buseman, Michelle, Reimb. Supplies....... 51.34 BW T&F Enterprises LLP., Track Supplies............................................. 200.00 Charlson, Angie, Reimb. Supplies............ 39.60 Clarion/Goldfield/Dows, VB Entry Fee..... 80.00 Clear Lake CSD, XC Entry Fee................ 90.00 Coca-Cola Bottling, Supplies............... 2,727.78 Dahlhauser, Bruce, Reimb. Supplies...... 954.09 Dancewear Solutions, Supplies.............. 712.83 Decker Sporting Goods, Inc., Supplies.1,464.00 Devilder, Sam, FB Official........................ 95.00 Dick, Mike, FB Official.............................. 95.00 Eagle Building Supply, Supplies............... 25.28 Eagle Grove CSD, Cash for Activities.8,373.78 Eichmeier, Larry, VB Official..................... 90.00 Eller, Kirk, FB Official................................ 95.00 Fareway, Supplies.................................. 493.84 Fisher Athletic Equipment, Inc., Supplies.......................................... 1,248.92 Greiman, Todd, VB Official....................... 90.00 Griffen, Pat, FB Official............................. 95.00 Halverson, Erin, FB Fundraiser.............. 192.00 Hansen, Chris, FB Official...................... 140.00 Harding, Duane, FB Official...................... 95.00 Hewett Wholesale, Inc., Supplies........ 1,062.68 Hidden Acres, Retreat......................... 1,000.00 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, FBLA Conference........................................ 663.04 Humboldt Csd, XC Entry Fee................. 130.00 IHSMA, All State Registration................... 45.00 IHSSA, 2016-17 Membership................... 50.00 Iowa FBLA, State Conference Registration..................................... 1,180.00 Iowa Prison Industries, Supplies............ 121.00 Jensen, Alex, FB Official.......................... 95.00 Jenson, Doug, FB Official......................... 95.00 Jeske, Scott, Reimb. Supplies.................111.99 Jostens, 2016 Yearbook...................... 1,248.06 Kappel, Mitch, FB Official......................... 95.00 Kist, Theresa, Reimb. Supplies................ 44.96 Kliegl, Shawn, FB Official....................... 140.00 Lacey, Brandt, FB Official......................... 70.00 Lacey, Bryan, FB Official.......................... 70.00 Lightspeed Technologies, Inc., Supplies.488.00 Martin Bros. Dist. Co, Supplies.............. 512.03 Matthes, Keith, Homecoming DJ............ 250.00 Meinders, Dave, Jv Fb Official................. 70.00 Midwest Volleyball Warehouse, Supplies............................................. 512.23 Nalan, Clayton, FB Official....................... 95.00 NCIBA., Honor Band Registration............ 60.00 Nelson, Tim, VB Official............................ 90.00 NHD, LLC., Supplies.............................. 389.14 NIOA, 2016-17 Official Assignments...... 400.00 Pepper, JW, Supplies............................... 51.04 Putney, Jason, FBLA Supplies................. 74.36 Ralston, Tim, FB Official........................... 95.00 Rotary Senior Living, FCS Fundraiser...... 50.00 Ryan, Pat, . .............................................. 95.00 School Life, Supplies.............................. 975.54 Siebersma, Jeff, Reimb. Supplies.......... 125.88 Slater, Jason, VB Official.......................... 90.00 Southeast Valley HS, VB Entry Fee......... 80.00 Splash Graphics, XC T-Shirts................. 260.00 Team Go Figure, Supplies........................ 45.50 The Graphic Edge, Supplies............... 2,983.71 Tjaden, Glen, JV FB Official..................... 70.00 Trophies Plus, Supplies............................ 72.00 Tweeten, Karla, Reimb. Registration........ 35.00 Volunteer Collectibles, Supplies............. 437.80 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Supplies.............. 275.38 Wartburg College, Music Festival Registration........................................ 670.00 Weisberg, Vic, FB Official......................... 95.00 Whaley, Bryan, MS FB Official................. 95.00 Woolridge, Karl, VB Official................ ___90.00 $35,815.28 Reports and supporting documents considered by the Board at this meeting are on file in the Board Secretary’s office, 448-4749, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m - 4 p.m. Jon Rowen, Board President Teresa Sadler, Board Secretary Wk.42

No good choices I’d hate to own a bumper sticker company right now. “None of the above” just doesn’t cut it when we are struggling to be positive. I’ve shied away from the presidential election in this column because my optimistic side wants to believe it doesn’t matter. If you’ve used my short reading list (The Law, 1850) you’ll know that Frederic Bastiat rightly points out that in a nation with law, elections should be of little consequence because law applied in its proper use restricts government to preserving the rights of individuals as long as there is no right taken from someone else to that end. All the other functions of society can best be guided by free association in a free market. The reason the presidential election has become so prevalent in the news is because there is so much at stake in this “advance auction sale of stolen goods,” as H.L. Mencken describes elections. People seem flabbergasted that out of 320 million Americans we are now faced with choosing between The Donald and Hill. There are actually 1,910 people (I assume they

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On September 17, 2016, the 13th Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight left Fort Dodge Regional Airport with 149 veterans composed of one WWII veteran, 34 Korean War veterans, and 114 Vietnam War veterans. We left Fort Dodge at 6:30 a.m. and arrived at Dulles International Airport and were greeted by some volunteers following a “Water Salute” for our veterans. We boarded three motor coaches for our trip to the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial. Following a tour of our nation’s Capitol, we disembarked at the WWII Memorial. From there, we visited Arlington National Cemetery and viewed the lowering of the Flag and witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A bus tour of the Air Force Memorial and a drive past the Pentagon were followed by a stop at the Iwo Jima Memorial and a group photograph. Thanks to our medical team headed by Dr. Kelli Wallace, proper attention was given to a veteran experiencing chest pains. We had an emergency stop in Cleveland for follow up medical attention. The veteran and Director Charles Walker flew home the following day. We arrived back at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport an hour and 45 minutes late about 12:10 a.m. to a rousing Welcome Home crowd. Needless to say, all this activity would not be possible without the help, skills and financial contributions by many persons and organizations. We personally want to give a big thanks to all who have helped make this a successful flight. Ron Newsum Fort Dodge, Iowa


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are people) who have filed with the Federal Election Commission. But the media only sees fit to present two for our perusal. I guess there might be one out of the 1,910 who is literate and would stand by his oath, but with all the loot that’s at stake in this auction there is not much chance we will ever know who that is. Since government has evolved into a force of theft (democracy), the good people have decided to stay out of it. They are productive in the private sector instead of sticking their noses into other peoples’ business. They don’t see a need for forcing people to buy “alternative” energy that the market has determined to be too expensive. They don’t see a need to tell other countries how to run their own affairs and they don’t see a need to tell people here at home how to live their lives either. But politicians truly believe that bureaucrats and committees can manage society better than an aggregate of millions of personal choices. They believe totalitarianism can provide greater prosperity than freedom.

Wally Lorenzen (Dec. 31, 2017) (515) 851-0338

That ignorance of economic principles is what drives them to seek public office. And the belief that productive endeavors further the good things in society better than government edict is what keeps the good people out of the political realm and on the job. I haven’t watched any of the “debates” because my time is too valuable, but the word is that a school yard brawl is more civil and productive and the debates only reflect on the unsuitability of the candidates and the so-called moderators. But maybe these people are exceptionally suited to an office that has evolved from executing constitutionally legislated law to crime boss. Sincerely, Fritz Please feel free to contact me at 4selfgovernment@gmail. com. Or through a letter to this paper. Remember letters in the paper are one of the most popular features. Also visit my blog at www.

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Sink. Fund Transfer July-Oct....... 57,315.51 State Hygienic Laboratory, Lab Testing Services................................ 441.00 Treasurer State of Iowa, Sales Tax... 3,996.00 Van-Hof Trucking Inc., Haulling Quicklime........................................1,506.73 PostMaster, Postage.............................446.07 Vesco.....................................................426.87 Arends Lee & Emick, Down Payment – Middleton prop.............................10,000.00 Agp, Metdep Refund................................ 97.27 Charlie Buhr, Metdep Refund....................2.64 Cody Wilson, Metdep Refund..................68.31 Camille Lentz, Metdep Refund..............125.00 Jessica Feske, Metdep Refund.............125.00 Daniel Barkhaus, Metdep Refund.........100.00 Raynard Jones, Metdep Refund..............20.00 Miranda Olson, Metdep Refund............125.00 Kimberlee Fletcher, Metdep Refund.........5.28 Phaengdee Phakonkham, Metdep refund.................................................. 67.70 FUND TOTALS: Water................................................ 32,006.45 Meter Deposit Fund...............................736.20 Sewer................................................60,851.80 Sewer Capital Impro.........................10,000.00 A motion was made by Ryerson, and seconded by Wright, to approve entering into an agreement with NyeMaster/Goode to serve as Counsel for the Eagle Grove Utility Board. Roll Call Vote: All ayes. Discussion was held on investigating cost to purchase new Storm Sewer Pump. Mike Boyd reported that ISG will need Right of Entry Permission before we talk about Easement Acquisition. ISG will need to do an environmental review. Department reports A motion was made by Ryerson, and seconded by Wilson, to adjourn at 12:52 p.m. Motion Passed. Mike Boyd, Secretary Wk.42


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Eagle Grove Utility Board Minutes UTILITY BOARD MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 12, 2016 The meeting was called to order with trustees Peterson, Wilson, Wright, and Ryerson present. Absent: Rethman. Also present: Public Works Lunda, City Administrator Boyd, Finance Officer Maier, Water Superintended Baker, and Waste Water Superintendent Nesvold. A motion was made by Wright, and seconded by Ryerson, to approve Sept. 14 and Oct. 6 minutes and claims. Roll Call Vote: All ayes. CLAIMS Agsource Cooperative Services, Lab Testing Services............................. 1,081.70 Bachel’s Body Shop, Vehicle Repair....... 75.16 Brown Supply Co. Inc., Couplings......2,222.69 Central Iowa Distributing, Supplies....... 571.80 Eagle Trenching LLC, Replace Valve SW 2nd...........................................5,855.00 Electric Pump, Control Panel Repairs Less Cr..............................................285.00 Electrical Materials Co., Starter Parts.. 577.95 Hach Co., Testing Supplies...................165.60 Hawkins Inc., Chemicals....................6,322.50 Hydro Klean, Clean,Televise 4 16-Inch Line................................... 5,757.20 Ia. Assoc. of Mun. Util., Registration-Robert 175.00 Ia Department of Natural Res., Annual Water Use Fee....................................66.00 Lee Hamilton, Tools...............................293.00 Mangold Environ. Testing, Testing Services............................................783.00 Mississippi Lime Co., Standard Quicklime........................................ 3,777.00 Curtis Nesvold, Travel Expenses.......... 210.82 Packard Electric Inc., Pump Motor Repairs..............................................346.65 Pok-A-Dot Plumbing & Welding, Annual BFP Testing.......................................160.00 Sewer Revenue Bond Sinking,

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The last time we elected a rich businessman who had never held elective office before was President Herbert Hoover! And we know how that turned out? We do so often repeat history, but I hope for once we don’t. I do hope we all go to vote. Donald D. Kelly 205 S. Western Ave. Eagle Grove, IA 50533

Eagle Grove Area Dollars for Scholars Meets at the Gathering/Community Room of Rotary Senior Living-South The Fourth Monday of the month September-May At 6:30 p.m. We welcome all interested people to attend! A.A. Meeting Wednesdays at 8 p.m. 510 S. Jackson, Eagle Grove N.A. Meeting Mondays at 8 p.m. 510 S. Jackson, Eagle Grove Bower Masonic Lodge 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30 p.m. at Masonic Lodge in Eagle Grove Parent Connection A monthly support group for parents, grandparents, foster parents, and guardians of special needs children Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month 6 - 7:30 p.m. at EG Library Lion’s Club 4th Tues. of the month 6 p.m. at Emerson Building in EG Wright County Taxpayers’ Association Meeting 3rd Mon. of the month 7 p.m. Pizza Ranch in Clarion Viona Masonic Meeting 2nd Tues. of the month 8 p.m. Masonic Hall in Renwick Rotary Club of EG Meets at the community room of Rotary Senior Living-South Noon each Tuesday for 55 minutes We welcome visitors. If you would like to include your monthly meeting in this column, please email them to:


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The Wright County Jail currently has an opening for a full time jailer. Requirements for this position include a valid driver’s license, ability to pass an extensive background check, a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as the willingness to work multiple shifts. Experience in the criminal justice system is preferred but not required. Competitive benefits and IPERS come with full time employment upon hire. If you meet the above criteria please submit your application with a resume to: Wright County Jail Attn: Lynn Morris 719 SW 2nd St Clarion, Iowa 50525 Applications may be picked up at the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Wright County Jail, or can be found online at http://www.wrightcounty. org/wrightcounty/uploads/Job_Application.pdf Resume will be required upon interview. 42-44

Logistics Coordinator

Ag Processing Inc, a cooperative, has an opening for a Logistics Coordinator at our Eagle Grove, Iowa facility. This individual will work with the merchandising staff to oversee rail and truck transportation. Duties include, but are not limited to: railroad operations activities, rail billing, car ordering, railcar needs assessments, communication with merchandising staff, truck logistics, communication with plant operations/corporate traffic department and managing cost control measures overseeing demurrage charges. Rail transportation experience is preferred, but not required. Strong communication skills are a must. The ability to multi-task, detail oriented and problem solving are also requirements of this position. Saturday and Sunday hours are required. If selected, candidates must pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical. AGP offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes eligibility for AGP’s medical, dental, vision insurance. AGP also offers a company paid pension plan and a 401K match. For immediate consideration, please apply online at or pick up an application at the Eagle Grove main office located at 500 North Commercial.



Do you want to be?EG EMS needs you to volunteer as a trained emergency medical technician. Training available. Choose your own hours. Compensation offered. Apply at City Hall Today (515) 448-4343 TF

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GARAGE SALE 305 N Washington St Goldfield

Fri., Oct. 21 - 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22 - 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Antiques, primitive signs, cast iron skillets, seed sacks, tons of vintage fishing, kids and adult coats, women’s small and medium clothes, diaper genie, toddler girls shoes, boys/kids shoes, purses and bags, girls clothes ranging in sizes up to 24 month, boys 4T clothes and much more!

Eagle Grove Eagle Deadline is Fridays at Noon!


Multi-Family Garage Sale 410 N. Cadwell Thurs., Oct. 20 -5 -7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 21 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22 - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


(Go to road South of Dollar General)

Fri., Oct. 21 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22-10 a.m.-2 p.m. Schwinn Bicycle (good cond.); patio chairs; 4-drawer chest; & other furniture; Halloween decor; antique rocker & chair (150 years old); old dishes; lamps; pillows; clothing - ladies L-XXL, men’s XL-XXL; misc. and yard items.





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Humboldt Care Center’s North and South are accepting applications for the following positions: Dietary Cook/Aide Full, Part-Time, PRN Certified Nurses Aides Full, Part-Time, PRN licensed Nurses Must pass drug test and pre-employment physical

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Church on Sunday, Oct. 23, for cake and a card party after church services (approx. 11:30 a.m.)

90th Birthday Card Shower

for former Eagle Grove resident, Bill Nelson, on October 24. Please send cards to: 10334 W. Willowbrook Sun City, AZ 85373

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for sale: Condo, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, attached single stall garage, new siding, new roof. Appliances included. 208 First Street NE Clarion, IA. 515-825-8784. TF –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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United Methodist Church Bazaar Eagle Grove Sat., October 22

Coffee and Rolls: 8:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring:

Creamed Chicken & Biscuits Salads, Pie & Beverage $7.50

Lois Hanson

will be celebratin her 90th birthday on OCTOBER 25! Please send her birthday cards to: 500 S. Blaine Ave. Eagle Grove, IA 50533

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Happy 75th Birthday Dennis Lee Join us at the United Methodist

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Thank You

Words cannot fully express our gratitude for the calls, cards, beautiful flowers, memorials, and all the wonderful food brought to our homes at the time of Brian Koob’s death. We truly appreciate our caring friends and family. ~ The Koob Family ~

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— Meet the House District 8 candidates —

Candidate name: Representative Terry Baxter Occupation: I am the cofounder of GoServ Global. I come from a ministry and humanitarian service background and have served as a pastor, interdenominational speaker, world missions leader, small business owner and writer. I have also served one term in the the Iowa Legislature as a Representative.

Why are you running for (re) election to House District 8? I have lived and worked in rural Iowa for over 26 years. As a pastor and special events speaker, I have worked around the entire state of Iowa and gotten to know people and issues on a grass roots level. My first term in office has been a huge learning experience and provided much personal growth and relational connection across the state and in both parties in the House and Senate. I look forward to building on this foundation and making a difference for my constituents and for all of Iowa.

What are your qualifications? Apart for being a long term public servant in pastoral ministry, I am also an avid outdoorsman and very connected to rural Iowa. This past session I sat on five committees in the legislature. They were the Judiciary Committee, the Environmental Protection Committee, the Local Government Committee, the Public Safety Committee and the Economic Development Appropriation Subcommittee. These committees have given me extensive insight into the needs and challenges of Iowa moving forward. I have been named by Farm Bureau as a “Friend of Agriculture”, endorsed by the NRA and named a “Friend of Business” by the ABI. I am a broad based conservative and not focused on only one or two issues. I have a track record of working with legislators from both parties to get things done. 
 What do believe should be the goals and/or priorities for the 2017 legislative session as they pertain to: Agriculture and the environment: Our biggest challenge we face in the next session is coming up with a reliable and ongoing revenue source for water quality. I am open to look at all of the idea’s, but am protective of education funding. Iowa has been making measurable progress in recent years, but we have much work to do. Our farmers have cut down the amounts of herbicides and pesticides do to new GMO’s and innovative farming techniques. Iowa is leading the way with voluntary new practices of grass waterways, buffer strips. cover crops and bio-reactors. More farmers need to participate in these voluntary measures. Toward the end of last session we also had a presentation on a promising new municipal nitrate reduction treatment technique that is being refined. We have a problem, but science, technology and our great Iowa universities are focusing on this issues. Behind every problem is an opportunity for innovation and new economic development. I expect Iowa innovation and technology to will lead the way in developing effective ways to clean up Iowa and the environment around the world. 

entitlement reform that diminishes assistance as career development and job income increases. We should also implement a mandatory drug testing program for assistance recipients similar to random workplace drug testing. Unfortunately, our welfare fraud investigation process in Iowa is also hampered because much of the entitlement funding comes from federal money. There is an intentional effort to give away more entitlements each year to justify a higher budget request for the next fiscal year. This is counterproductive and contributes to a shrinking workforce. Terry Baxter Funding for education Education funding will be my top priority for new money spending for the 2018 budget. We have a great education system in Iowa and statistics do not tell the full story. For example, Iowa tests every student while some states test only their top tier students. That is not a fair comparison. We need to address transportation costs in our rural districts and move to an equal per student allowance in all districts. Many rural school districts are struggling with declining enrolments while at the same time getting up to $175 less per student in supplemental school aid than larger urban schools. I believe in equal aid for all districts. Medicaid/health care/mental health issues The Governors Managed Health Care rollout has had a shaky start, but is making steady progress. Prior to his program, medicaid in Iowa was growing at 16% annually and was unsustainable. Within a few short years it was going to bankrupt the state leaving no money for education, the criminal justice system, maintenance and repair or infrastructure rebuilding. The challenge now is improving services, reeling in the Obama Care mandates and addressing our mental health care system in Iowa. There is no doubt that closing down two of our older mental health care facilities in Iowa left us with a bed shortage. I was very concerned about the timing. Looking ahead, I believe we can stream line the system, work with local hospitals and possibly build new regional facilities that have less maintenance costs and offer better services. We also need to focus on addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs. Addictions left untreated add substantial new caseloads annually to the already overloaded mental health care system. Unfortunately, our current system dumps many people with mental health care issues into our prison system. We have a lot of work in front of us to fix this problem. Jobs and economic development incentives Many regions in Iowa have adequate jobs. The big lack is a willing workforce and suitable entry level housing. Unfortunately, our over generous government entitlement programs in Iowa have put a lot of able workers on the sidelines rather than in the work force. This needs to be addressed and changed! I beehive in helping people do and become their best. We need a graduated system of

Eminent Domain I am opposed to eminent domain being used against the will of the clear majority of the people of Iowa to push a corporate project like the Clean Line which only had 15% support. I joined the fight to stop that abuse. However, I don’t want to take it totally out of the tool box if a development project is clearly in the best interests of Iowa and has the support of the majority of the people. I do believe that affected landowners should should be compensated at or above fair market value. I am equally opposed to using eminent domain for a “possible future project” that has not been viewed and approved by the public with specific target dates and funding in place. Public Safety Our number one public safety issue in Iowa relates to our shrinking State Trooper numbers. We are now down to the smallest force in many many years and face a huge retirement rate in the next several years. We seldom have new academies and our training facility at Camp Dodge is infested with black mold. This is only one example of the state neglecting timely maintenance and repair on state facilities because of budget shortfalls only to cost more in the long run. As mentioned earlier, we also have a huge drug and alcohol addiction problem in Iowa. Prevention and rehabilitation needs to be addressed. It is a big public safety and mental health care issue in Iowa. Finally, Iowa needs to continue proactive programs to identify and weed out homegrown terrorist threats. We are safer than other states, but the danger is still present. Other comments you may wish to share: I want to thank the people of District #8 for their vote of confidence in me as a public servant. I am constantly learning and willing to discuss issues that affect my constituents whether we agree or not. I am a fiscal conservative and will work to protect our taxpayers money and not spend more than we take in each year. I will also work to get rid of unnecessary programs and modernize existing services and send the savings back to our taxpayers. I will fight to ensure that we fulfill our budget commitments to the people of Iowa while not burdening them with unnecessary trivial new taxes that are clearly against the will of the majority of the people. If I ever do support a tax increase no matter how small, it must clearly be demonstrated that it is the will of the majority of the people of Iowa and even then I will first look for alternative ways to fund the initiative. I believe in small and limited government.

Horticulture Hints: Planting tulips By Yvonne McCormick, ISU Extension Horticulturist Planting time for most spring flowering bulbs is usually from midSeptember to mid-October as to allow for the bulb to grow roots before the ground becomes frozen. However, there is no rush for planting tulip bulbs, as they can be planted as long you can still dig into the soil before it becomes completely frozen. Tulips do need to receive at least 12 weeks of cold treatment during the winter months, in order to initiate a flower bud to bloom in the spring. Florist pots of blooming tulips also need to receive the cold treatment before they will bloom. This process of submitting bulbs to a cold treatment is a horticulture term called vernalization. In warm southern states, tulip bulbs can’t be planted in the ground as we do, as the tulips will not bloom

without receiving a period of cold treatment. Plant tulips with the pointed end up, at a depth of 3 times deeper than their height, in well-drained soils. Fertilizer may be added at planting time, a handful of 5-10-10 will be adequate for about a dozen bulbs. Tulips do best in full sun locations, in a semi-protected area from high winds to prevent long flower stems from breaking off in the spring. Water well after planting and to help prevent winter heaving, apply a layer of mulch to protect the plantings. Carefully remove any applied mulch in the spring as temperatures begin to warm, as to allow the ground to warm and growth to begin. Did you know? Following the Pella Tulip Festival each year after blooming, the tulip bulbs are dug up

and then replaced by annual flowers. The flower beds are then replanted with tulips again in the fall, as most hybrid tulip cultivars bloom well for only three or four years. Replanting new bulbs allows for an even growth and finest flowering of the tulip bed. Gardening Questions? Contact McCormick at for information or advice.

Candidate name: Nancy Paule Huisinga Occupation: Registered Nurse Why are you running for election to the District 8. State House seat? Successfully running for the 8th District House seat will afford me the opportunity to serve the people in my district in an advocacy position. Advocacy has been a central theme of my nursing career and has been quite a natural quality to extend into my personal and volunteer realm of life. I look forward to giving voice to my friends and neighbors in the district and those I have yet to meet. Representing the interests of the people of the district is of utmost importance, as well as bringing our share of state monies to the district to ensure we provide the supports and services needed in this rural area in which we live. What are your qualifications? I am known as a problem solver and a hard worker with an ability to produce solutions that may not occur to others. My talents include combining elements and individuals in order to produce a completely different slant on an idea or product or use. I have a wide range of experience in the workforce and have advocated for people all of my life in many areas and stages of life. I was reared in the district, have lived in several other places, returning to my home area 30+ years ago. I bring a wide perspective, having been influenced by experiences and places quite different from my home. I have volunteered all of my life and attempted to use any talents that I was given for the greater good. I have been a public health and hospice nurse for most of my thirty year career in nursing with a deep interest in mental health. What do believe should be the goals and/or priorities for the 2017 legislative session as they pertain to: Agriculture and the environment It is imperative that we continue to develop clean, renewable energy in Iowa, decrease our dependence on fossil fuels, and protect our environment. We are leaders in wind energy and should continue our efforts to be leaders in our commitment to energy efficiency. We need to increase consumption of and investment in locally grown foods. Encourage crop diversification and maintain leadership in ethanol production. Funding for education Education is the number one

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Nancy Paule Huisinga priority and needs to be funded as such. Iowa’s status as number one in education has plummeted to 26th -36th, depending on what is being measured. Our schools need to be fully funded and the legislature needs to be compliant with their own laws regarding the funding time table. Districts are anywhere in size from two to five hundredfifty-five square miles. Rural Iowa schools need a funding mechanism that does not reduce funding for the educational programs. Supplemental State Aid needs to be granted 14 months prior to certification of a school district’s budget and at the rate of state growth. We need to trust the administrators to have local control of their budgets. Currently administrators have control over 8% of their budgets. We need to invest in our community colleges and work to freeze tuition at state universities and should make available increased grants for private colleges while supporting any effort and / or plan for school loans to be refinanced. The rate of interest on education loans is exploitive. Medicaid/health care/mental health issues The changes to Medicaid~ Managed Care Organizations or MCOs~ have been an abysmal failure and have created havoc for patients, providers and agencies who need to do business with them. Many smaller service providers have had to close their doors due to inefficiencies and failure of the MCOs to pay their bills on a timely basis. Patients’ choice for providers is reduced, reimbursement is decreased such that many providers opt out , placing a larger burden and decreased funding to those agencies that continue to do business with the MCOs. There is no explanation for adding a layer of administration across the entire spectrum of what was formerly known as Medicaid in Iowa, and expecting to save money in the delivery of care. The state run Medicaid program was efficient . It was not without room for improvement, but was far superior

and less expensive than the MCOs. Mental Health Care~ That we have cut our psychiatric bed availability in the state is deplorable. It is inexcusable that two of the four MHIs in the state were closed without offering increased community supports or access to and coordination with evidence based programs for self care. This leaves patients and their families in vulnerable positions, in crisis and becomes a law enforcement issue rather than a health care issue. We need local care for emergent situations of all types in all areas of the state. For the chronically mentally ill, we need to encourage availability and coordination of programs that focus on teaching self care and maintenance to strengthen our communities.

Jobs and economic development incentives We need to work to raise the minimum wage. No one who works forty hours per week should live in poverty. Women make $0.77 for every dollar that men make, and is worse if you are a woman of color. We need equal pay for equal work. It is the right thing to do. Iowa companies should have first option at state contracts to keep business in the state. Corporations that fail to pay their workers need to be prosecuted and small businesses should have state’s protection from unfair competition. Eminent Domain We need refrain from using eminent domain as a means for usurping land owner’s rights for anything other than an imperative project for the public good. We need to absolutely stop using eminent domain for private profit. Currently the Bakken pipeline is being built diagonally through 18 Iowa counties without the company having obtained all permits, using eminent domain and will necessitate building the pipeline under major rivers including the Mississippi, placing our rich land , arguably the richest in the world , and our water in jeopardy. Public Safety We need to teach our communities “emotional CPR” and Mental Health First Aid so that mental health patients do not become law enforcement issues. We need to support our law enforcement officials with the equipment they need both practical and educational to support the services that communities expect to keep them safe, including adequate training and education to ensure quick response times for first responders.

PRO-AG MEETING— Management options for lenders and agri-businesses set The annual Pro-Ag Outlook meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, starting at 4 p.m. The first presenter will be Dr. Wendong Zhang. Dr. Zhang is the leading researcher for the Iowa Land Value Survey, the Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey, as well as the ISU Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference. His land value model predicts future land prices, so he will be sharing where land values are headed and how quickly they will bottom out. The second presenter is Dr. Chad Hart, Extension Crop Economist, from Iowa State University. Dr. Hart will discuss the market outlook for corn and soybeans. Current production has driven prices to recent lows, while input prices have only moderated slightly. You won’t want to miss the information on the production and demand for corn and soybeans in the coming months and how managing price risk and yield risk is critical as profit margins have evaporated for many. The third presenter will be Kelvin Leibold, Extension Farm

Management Field Specialist, who will be presenting on “What Successful Farmers are Doing Differently.” Mr. Leibold will discuss how some producers are able to generate profits while others face low or negative margins. He will also highlight strategies to deal with declining margins. The meeting will be held Thursday, November 17, at the Webster County Extension Office which is located at the southeast corner of the Crossroads Mall between Younkers and Sears in Fort Dodge. There is a registration fee per person and/or per couple, and includes dinner. Registration will be from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Registration is due by November 14 to the Webster County Extension Office. Other locations are available at agdm/info/meetings.html. The fees for service will be used to off-set direct expenses and to support Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Programs.

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— Meet the 4th District State Senate candidates —

Candidate name: Susan Bangert Occupation: Speech language pathologist

Why are you running for (re) election to the District 4. State Senate seat? What are your qualifications? I’m running because I want to make life better for my fellow Iowans. I want to restore common sense to state government and work collaboratively with other lawmakers. I’d like to focus on bringing more good paying jobs to Iowa and supporting education: K-12, community colleges, and our state universities. My qualifications: I worked full time as a speech language pathologist for the area education agency for 30 years, currently work part time. I also worked part time as speech pathologist for Kossuth Regional Health Center. I was a small business owner for five years. These experiences taught me the importance of working together to achieve our common goals and provided me with the skills of problem solving in a collaborative manner.

What do believe should be the goals and/or priorities for the 2017 legislative session as they pertain to: Agriculture and the environment One of the biggest issues facing farmers and the entire state right now is water quality. If we want Iowa to continue to be a beautiful and healthy state to raise our kids and grandkids, we need to protect our natural resources. When I get to Des Moines, I want to sit down with Democrats, Republicans, farmers, environmentalists, and everyone else involved with this issue to come up with a bi-partisan, long-term solution that works for everyone and doesn’t place undue burden on our farmers.

Funding for education Giving our kids a great education should be one of the most important functions of government. Iowa has been a leader in public schools, but if we don’t support them, we can’t keep it up. The state legislature must start paying schools the money they need to operate on time. By not allowing the districts to know when or how much they will be paid, it makes it more difficult to plan effective programs for their students. We need to increase funding in order to support vital programs. 1.25% increase in allowable growth is enough to keep our schools open this year, but in five years , many schools in District 4 will be bankrupt. As State Senator, I will fight to support our schools, our students, and our teachers, so that we can prepare the next generation of Iowans for life and give them the skills they will need to get good jobs.

Medicaid/health care/mental health issues Both Medicaid and our mental

Candidate name: Dennis Guth Occupation: Farmer

We also have to make companies want to come to Iowa. Providing them an educated workforce is one the biggest parts of that, but we should also focus on building our communities so that companies want to be here. That means providing a healthy environment, with clean water and air, recreational trails, arts and culture, good schools and health care.

Susan Bangert health system are in crisis, and both are examples of Governor Branstad putting the cart in front of the horse. With the Governor’s unilateral privatization of Medicaid, we have seen the makings of a disaster. This process was done without legislative approval, and was rushed into reality. Now we have patients having trouble getting the healthcare they need, and medical providers (doctors, clinics, and others) having to close because the corporations running the program aren’t reimbursing them. With the closing of two of the state’s four mental institutions, Governor Branstad again acted without legislative involvement. As a result, Iowa now ranks 49th in the country in mental health beds. This is leaving vulnerable Iowans out in the cold, because the alternatives the Governor has proposed aren’t actually available today. As a State Senator, I will fight to make sure the legislature has a stronger voice, so that no Governor can cause these kinds of problems to Iowa’s healthcare system, or anything else. Every Iowan deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare, whether they face mental or physical illness. I will fight to fix these two broken systems, so that this can be a reality. Jobs and economic development incentives Iowa has a great opportunity to be a leader in the 21st century economy. Our clean energy industry is already leading the way. We produce more wind energy per capita than any other state – 30% of our power comes from wind, and we also lead the way in ethanol production. We are an innovative, hard working people-the envy of many states. The key to bring great jobs to our region is by making sure Iowans are prepared to take the jobs. We need to invest in job training programs and expand public-private partnerships, like the programs offered at Iowa Lakes Community college that train Iowans for good –paying jobs in its wind energy program. This is what we need more of: common sense programs that benefit Iowa businesses, Iowa students and Iowa taxpayers. Another way to create jobs is to support our Iowa entrepreneurs with their start-ups through mentorship and education programs that provide advice, guidance and venture capital.

Why are you running for (re) election to the District 4 State Senate seat? I am running for re-election because I desire to defend our Federal Constitution by promoting religious liberty and championing our Second Amendment right to protect ourselves. I believe in and want to defend the right to life of all innocent human beings from conception to natural death. I feel strongly in reducing the size of government to protect our tax dollars as well as eliminating the red tape that kills jobs and hurts small businesses. I believe it is essential to protect our state’s rights from an increasingly powerful, invasive, and out-of-touch government. I want to defend Iowa’s “Right to Work” law to keep our economy moving and to protect jobs.

Eminent Domain Far too often, eminent domain is used by private companies to enrich their company’s bottom line, instead of following the original purpose to use it only when it truly benefits the majority of people. The use of eminent domain needs to be reviewed on a caseby-case basis to ensure that it is truly in the public interest. Public Safety I know how important it is to keep our communities safe. My husband was an Algona police officer for 30 years and Chief of Police for 25 years. My son has served in the River Falls, WI Police Department for 6 years. Both of them are avid hunters and sportsmen-when my son was home last weekend he hunted in the morning, came back and hunted in the evening. My sister-in-law is also an avid hunter and an expert skeet shooter! A number of years ago, while on our way to celebrate Christmas with family in Kansas, my husband received a phone call that every police officer dreads: there was a fatal shooting in Algona and we needed to get back immediately. It turned out to be worse than that. A family member murdered his entire family with a carbine semi-automatic weapon. I am in favor of second amendment rights, but understand that sometimes it endangers public safety. This problem should not be a partisan issue, but a public safety issue that needs careful consideration on both sides as to what is best for the majority of Iowans. Law enforcement will have no bigger champion than me in Des Moines. I will also make sure they have all of the resources they need to keep us safe.

What are your qualifications? I have been married to my wife Margaret for 38 years. We have five adult children and 9 grandchildren, seven of which live in this district. I graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Mechanization have farmed outside Klemme for 39 years. I served in many local organizations and the state board of The Family Leader prior to running for the Iowa Senate in 2012. I was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2012 and have enjoyed serving four years in that position. What do you believe should be the goals and/or priorities for the 2017 legislative session as they pertain to: •Agriculture and the environment Agriculture is the backbone of Iowa’s economy. The environment affects us all so we must find responsible ways to enable Agriculture to do its part in improving water quality while allowing responsible production on our farms. University research can identify methods that make a positive impact on nutrient loads in our waterways. Some of those are more expensive than a farmer can afford. That is when government may step in with costshare funds. Farmers should be able to choose what works for their farm. They know their farms best, and we want them to strive to make water quality improvements rather than just complying with the mandate.

Other comments you may with to share: There are a lot of issues that require us to come together in order to find solutions. As your State Senator, I will be an advocate for programs and policies that will solve problems. I want to be a State Senator who gets things done and makes the lives of my fellow Iowans better. It is not about what is best for my party or me--It is about what is best for IOWANS! I want to work across the aisle and come up with bi-partisan solutions to the challenges we face. Should you wish to discuss any issues, feel free to contact me at: or

Funding for education Funding education should be established in a timely fashion. I co-

businesses flourish, they invest in the community they are a part of and everyone benefits. I will strive to reduce the tax burden on the engine that drives our economy and eliminate as much of the red tape as I can. I also see Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as a tool that fits our area well. TIF allows the new tax revenue generated by a new business to be invested in infrastructure to support that business. I will support the continuation of TIF.

Dennis Guth sponsored SF 2041, a bill that would default State Supplemental Aid (SSA) to the average of the previous three years of inflation according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) when SSA isn’t set on time. To ensure responsible budgeting under the bill, SSA would be limited to no less than zero percent and no more than three percent. In years when the legislature is unable to come to agreement on what SSA should be, schools would automatically receive between zero and three percent SSA, allowing them to move forward with their own budgeting decisions. I also believe we should reduce inequities in funding across the state. SF 2104, which I co-sponsored, is an attempt to remove two of the largest inequities in school funding: cost per pupil and transportation costs. This legislation would allow any student to experience equal academic opportunities regardless of where they live. Medicaid/health care/mental health issues The recent privatization of Medicaid has been difficult and many have had trouble getting services. Many of these difficulties could have been avoided by: a slower transition to MCOs; moving the healthiest group to private first; working out the program bugs before including another group. I support the privatization of health care and mental health as a necessity to reducing abuse and contain costs. Jobs and economic development incentives A robust economy is the best and the only engine to drive growth in rural Iowa. We have many excellent businesses providing great jobs in this district. We must not encumber them with more regulations that do nothing but create unproductive paperwork and expense. When

Eminent Domain Property rights are a key element of our society and our nation’s exceptional success in the world. Property rights give the citizen an incentive to work and invest in infrastructure for the future. The taking of property through Eminent Domain should only happen when the greater good of the community is clearly at stake and the large majority of property has been voluntarily offered. Private entities should have very limited access to Eminent Domain. Public Safety It has been said that he who gives up some of his liberty in exchange for security will soon find he has neither. Public safety requires participation from all of us. The Second Amendment was written for this purpose and I am committed to defending it. Other comments you may want to share: I am running for a second term because I want to represent Biblical values in state government. My intent as a legislator is to propose or support legislation that will go to the root of our society’s woes rather than waste time and money on BandAids for the symptoms. I believe that when we encourage personal responsibility, we will have less need for government. For example, let’s give farmers the opportunity to decide how to best improve water quality on their farm rather than stifling initiative by forcing regulations on them. University research can help identify various methods that reduce nutrient loads on our waterways. Government can help fund the more expensive applications. Farmers chose what fits their farm and they have a stake in the outcome. When we take away responsibility for the outcomes of our actions, there can never be enough government to care for the needy or to punish those who take advantage of others. (2016 Garner Leader News Survey)

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Iowa River Renwick Second New local foods webpage links Grassley presses for details of consumers to farmers, local food Mylan settlement of overcharges Players to honor Annual Craft & Sen. Chuck Grassley pressed the Justice Department for details of a reported $465 million settlement with Mylan over overcharges to the taxpayers for EpiPens. The settlement involves the misclassification of the product under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program. Grassley has been seeking answers on whether Iowa taxpayers and those in other states, as well as the federal government, overpaid for EpiPens. In light of the reported settlement, Grassley is seeking details on whether the states would receive their fair share of the proceeds and whether the settlement is “reasonable and proportionate” in relation to the amount overcharged. “Now, more than ever, the Justice Department should be open and transparent with the American people,” Grassley wrote to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. “It is the taxpayers and the states that Mylan’s misclassification victimized. Many Iowans have talked to me or written letters about their struggles to afford the EpiPen. And recent news reports indicate that Mylan may have failed to pay over $700 million to Medicaid over the past five years, much more than the current settlement. The people and the states need to be assured that the $465 million settlement will make them whole.” Since Mylan announced the settlement late Friday, few details have emerged either from the Justice Department or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which

says it warned the company over the misclassification but hasn’t disclosed how or when the warnings took place. The few details that have come forward about the settlement raise questions about whether the taxpayers are getting adequate compensation for the overcharging. For example, one media report said Mylan would be able to continue misclassifying EpiPens and paying the lower rebate until April 2017. “Given that CMS has said Mylan misclassified its EpiPen, why is Mylan not required to reclassify the EpiPen immediately?” Grassley wrote. “An immediate reclassification would help prevent Mylan from further over-charging the states under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.” It’s not clear whether the reported $465 million settlement amount contains all potential damages to be assessed by the Justice Department, including potential actions under the False Claims Act that could result in treble damages paid to the taxpayers. Grassley is calling on the Justice Department to make the settlement terms public. “In light of the fact the Justice Department has released settlements to the public before and in light of the fact Mylan has already publicly commented on the terms of the settlement, will the Department publish the settlement in full with Mylan? If so, when? If not, why not?” Grassley wrote.


The Iowa River Players in Rowan will be presenting M*A*S*H begining on Veteran’s Day, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. Area Veterans are invited to apply for a free ticket for that date by calling 515-532-2565, or writing to 728 Maple Lane, Clarion, IA 50525, for a reservation. Please include your name and address. Requests may be made until November 8. Regular tickets for friends and family of the veteran are $10 at the door. Other performance dates incude Nov 12, 18, and 19, at 7:30 p.m., and November 13 and 20, at 2 p.m. when regular prices will apply. Please watch for more info about M*A*S*H in the upcoming weeks.

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Renwick’s Second Annual Craft & Vendor Show will be Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Renwick Community Center and Renwick Methodist Church. Free door prizes and lunch will be available at both locations from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., as well as coffee and rolls in the morning! Over 30 tables have been reserved so far! A perfect way to kick off your Christmas Shopping!!

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Special Olympics Iowa hosts Fort Dodge Polar Plunge Adventure seekers and cold weather enthusiasts; join us to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Iowa. The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Iowa athletes by taking a cold dip in the frigid waters of Badger Lake at Kennedy Park. The event is open to the public—all spectators are welcome free of charge—so invite your friends to come watch you plunge and then encourage them to get involved. Plungers are also encouraged to wear costumes. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Iowa and help to continue to provide year-round sports training and competition to approximately 13,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports Partners. Participants can plunge in groups of 10 or more, and each plunger will be announced by team name prior

to plunging. Participants can either recruit a team of 10 or be placed on a team the day of the Plunge. Each plunger will be required to raise $75 in pledges and once they do, they will receive an official Polar Plunge T-shirt and admission to the post-plunge. The more money a plunger raises, the more prizes they receive. Special prizes will be given to the plunger who raises the most money, the chicken with the most money, and the team with the best costumes. After the Plunge, participants are invited to a post-party with fun, food, drink, music, and drawings. The event will be on Sunday, Nov. 6, with check-in from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Plunge starts at 1 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Fort Dodge. Registration is online. For more information contact Rachel Bosworth at rbosworth@, or 515-986-5520.


Consumers looking to purchase local foods near them have a new resource in Practical Farmers of Iowa’s newly overhauled local foods webpage. The improved page, found at, features: • Comprehensive, searchable and sortable lists of Practical Farmers member farms and organizations located across Iowa that sell or distribute local food products, with contact details and links to those businesses’ webpages. Visitors can sort the lists—which feature 82 individual farm businesses and 10 organizations—by farm or business name; the name of the individual farm owner or operator; cities served; or product types available. A range of enterprises are represented, from produce and livestock products, to cut flowers and valueadded products. • A list of other local food resources, including directories of farmers markets and CSA operators in Iowa and nationally; a list of all the regional food system working groups currently operating in Iowa, with links to each group’s webage where those interested can learn more about local foods initiatives, events and other resources in their area; and a link to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Local Foods page, which offers a range of tools, resources, and information for consumers, farmers, and others working to support local foods. • Links to blog posts, research reports, and farminars on local-foodrelated topics. This content, created

by Practical Farmers of Iowa, is automatically linked on the page whenever it is added to Practical Farmers’ website, offering visitors seeking local food information a central place to search. “Publishing a comprehensive list of member-farmers who provide local foods is a first for Practical Farmers of Iowa,” says Liz Kolbe, horticulture coordinator for PFI, who helped lead the effort to overhaul the local food webpage. “The goal is to give our members more visibility. We are often asked by non-farmers how they can find PFI farmers to buy from.” Another goal is to strengthen ties between farmers and nonfarmers as part of our work to build stronger communities, which is part of Practical Farmers’ broader strategic plan. About 30 percent of Practical Farmers members are nonfarmers—and both farmer and nonfarmer members have identified local foods as a priority issue for Practical Farmers of Iowa. Our Local Food Program focuses on connecting these groups through events, communication and other ways of helping non-farmers support PFI farmers—from purchasing their products to connecting farmers with land. With consumer interest in local food growing more generally, Practical Farmers hopes a more robust local foods webpage will serve as another valuable tool for fostering these connections between farmers and the “friends of farmers” looking to support them.

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Freshman/sophomore football The Eagles Freshman/Sophomore football team is shown here in action for a recent home game. According to a report filed by coach Bruce Rholl, the team is 0-6 heading into their finale this past Monday at home. Previous game scores are: August 29-lost to Manson NWW 20-8; September 12-lost to Pocahontas Area 55-14; September 19-lost to Bishop Garrigan 62-0; September 26-lost to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 52-6; October 3-lost to South Hamilton 26-20; October 10-lost to St. Edmond 42-7. Photos provided

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Volleyball Third and fourth grade

Third and fourth grade

Members of the Carrie Christopher and McKrisite Willard coached team included (in no specific order): Mollie Demory, Jersey Willwerth, Addy Jeske, Caitlin Christopher, Michelle Calles, Haley Darland, Crystal Flores, Jocelyn Gonzalez, and Piper Willard. Photo by Kim Demory

Members of the Rod and Sonya Middleton coached team included (in no specific order): Kendra Schild, Kameya Hoop, tucker Woodbeck, Emilee Snider, Natalie Pedersen, Gracie Severson, Kennedy Thacker, Tarissa Middleton, Destinee Murphy, and Myah Edwards. Photo provided

Fifth and Sixth Grade Members of the Chelsea Woodbeck and Kaylee Russell coached team included (in no specific order): Mackenzie Ell, Madi Axtell, McKenna Woodbeck, Jaclynn Demory, Ava Kienzle, Morgan Christiansen, Olivia Conaway, Lily Calles Huse, Grace Johnston, Makayla Betts, Josephine Zigrang, and Justine Olson. Photo by Kim Demory

Eagle Grove Sports Calendar THURS., OCT. 20 4 p.m. Varsity Cross Country1A Qualifier at Ankeny (Centennial) FRI., OCT. 21 7 p.m. Varsity Football vs. South Hamilton MON., OCT. 24 7 p.m. 2A Regional Volleyball at Jewell THURS., OCT. 27 7 p.m. 2A Regional Volleyball semi-final at Jewell SAT., OCT. 29 ALL DAY State Cross Country at Kennedy Park (Fort Dodge)

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Fifth and Sixth Grade Members of the Stacy Osborn and Dina Figueroa coached team included (in no specific order): Celeste Figueroa, Brooklyn Osborn, Alexa Jeske, Braxton Steil, Chloe Steil, Calli Steil, Havana Anderson, Kaylynn Kepler, Ayden Feske, Reese Ettinger, and Macie Lalor. Photo provided

— Running Club — Mikaela Livengood named Golfer of Week Mikaela Livengood of Eagle Grove, a sophomore at Morningside College in Sioux City, has been recently named the Hauff MidAmerica Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week. She carded a 77 at the Northwestern College Red Raider Fall Invite in Orange City, tying for the top individual score and creating a sudden death playoff for medalist honors. Mustang teammate Anjana Cordes defeated Livengood in that playoff. The team easily won the Invitational, shooting a school record 315 total to win by 19 strokes over Briar Cliff. Photo submitted

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Those participating in the Eagle Grove Parks and Rec Running Club included, in no specific order: Brett Ascherl, Hailey Olson, Brentcint Middelton, Kataryn Thul, Andrew Robinson, Trenton Robinson, Artoro Reyna Salazar, Lucas Willard, Jessie Morris, Jorja Morris, Elise Olson, Clara Moffitt, Hailey Menke, Nicole Menke, Ryan Ettinger, Gavin Pedersen, Latyhia Camden, LaShay , Gavin Friedl, and Eli Friedl. They were coached by Luke Ascherl, Lionel Johnston, and Logan Willard. Photo provided


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Eagles cross country RBMS girls team first, boys second at TOI meet team second at TOI meet Girls have top three individually, boys have two in the top five King takes sixth place By les houser

Not to be outdone by the high school runners, the Robert Blue Middle School teams made some serious noise in their own right at the Top of Iowa Conference Meet last Thursday in Mason City. When the final results were tabulated, the Eagle girls took first place as a team in the West Division with 21 points as North Union was second and Forest City third. The final overall standings of all conference teams showed Newman Catholic in first place, followed by Eagle Grove, Osage, West Fork and North Union in the top five (complete teams only). Kaitlin Sampson was first in the West, and third overall, with 13:39.5. Hannah Sampson was second in the West, and sixth overall, with 13:55.7. Lea Friedl was third in the West, and seventh overall, with 13:58.5. Maura Beecher was 11th in the West, and 30th overall, with 15:09.9. Lili Lobato was 14th in the West, and 40th overall, with 15:26.7. Heidi Garcia was 25th in the West, and 64th overall, with 18:11.7. Marissa Olson was 27th in the West, and 66th overall, with 18:20.1. Ruby Heaton was 28th in the West, and 67th overall, with 18:26.2. Alisha Marsh was 32nd in the West, and 73rd overall, with 24:17.8. For the RBMS boys team, The team was second in the West behind only Forest City for complete teams. They were fourth overall in the conference standings for all teams. Adam Herrington was fourth in the West, and 14th overall, with 13:13.6. Riley Plain was fifth in the West, and 15th overall, with 13:14.4. Tomas Rolon was 11th in the West, and 26th overall, with 13:45.4. Brady Beck was 12th in the West, and 28th overall, with 13:59.1. Cael Wesselink was 16th

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Maura Beecher and Lili Lobato both ran in the middle school portion of the conference meet at Mason City. Beecher finished 11th, and Lobato 14th, in the West Division and helped the team take the division championship and place second overall for all the teams. Photo by Les Houser in the West, and 35th overall, with 14:24.5. Cael Schafer was 25th in the West, and 51st overall, with 14:56.9. Jensen Cooper was 29th in the West, and 56th overall, with 15:20.3. Lance Teeselink was 34th in the West, and 63rd overall, with 15:54.1. Tyler Hansen was 40th in the West, and 78th overall, with 18:45.3.

“This season, our team talked about setting goals and then taking the appropriate actions to accomplish those goals,” stated coach Sarah Groth. “All of the credit goes to the runners for putting in the hard work daily, and for building each other up all season long!”

The Eagle Grove boys varsity cross country team had a good performance last Thursday on a big stage. It was the Top of Iowa Conference Meet, with the team finishing second to Garner-Hayfield/ Ventura overall and second in the West Division as well. The Cardinals scored 32 points, with the Eagles finishing with 78 and Osage 101 in the top three. The rest of the complete teams finished like this: Newman Catholic 113, West Fork 113, Forest City 143, St. Ansgar 237, Lake Mills 246, North Butler 250, Nashua-Plainfield 260, BelmondKlemme 299, Bishop Garrigan 323 and Rockford 348. Osage won the East Division, while the Cardinals out-pointed the Eagles 24-49 to take the West with Forest City a distant third. “It was a great night for Eagle Grove cross country in general,” said an elated head coach Ben Demuth. “From the high school on down to the middle school, both boys and girls teams did well. Those middle school runners will be contributing to the high school teams next year. It’s a testament to coaches Sarah and Jake Groth. All the teams supported each other too, and they all feed off each others success. It was a fun night to be a part of, and seeing the whole program top to bottom moving forward was very rewarding. The kids enjoyed themselves too.” McCaulay King finished seventh overall, and sixth in the West, with 17:20.3. Gage Behnkendorf was 13th overall, and ninth in the West, with 17:47.1. Dalton Schaffer was 14th overall, and 10th in the West, with 17:47.9. Spencer Espejo was 24th overall, and 14th in the West, with 18:34.9. Jon Koester was 29th overall, and 17th in the West, with 18:49.8. Derek Graham was 30th overall, and 18th in the West, with 18:51.5. Braden Cahalan was 43rd

overall, and 21st in the West, with 19:11.5. “These guys ran phenomenal,” said Demuth. “We were not the most consistent team this year, but the guys packed together well and got it done. The spread between them was about 1:20. All of them ran better or equal to what they’ve done this year. Gage ran out of his mind. He’s never ran like that before. Dalton and McCaulay were like they’ve been all year. I was so pleased with those efforts. McCaulay wanted a top three going in, so I feel seventh with the level of competition there was phenomenal. Dalton said he could have pushed himself more, but it was way better than I expected. Spencer continues dropping time. He could be even faster yet. Jon and Derek made all-conference (top 30) also. They both turned it on in the last mile, and both set season best times. For all three, it was a real special night and sets the stage for next year. Braden had a new personal best for a good night. He hasn’t backed off from the challenge.” The Cardinals took the JV title with 23 points, followed by Eagle Grove with 54 and Forest City with 100. JV finishes and times were: Sam Johnson, first overall and first in the West at 18:45.0; Jacob Graham, 10th overall and eighth in the West, with 19:53.3; Jacob Arbaugh, 11th overall and ninth in the West, with 20:03.9; Austin Hill, 13th overall and 10th in the West, with 20:15.5; Josh Graham 19th overall and 14th in the West, with 20:32.8; Alex Wilson, 27th overall and 17th in the West, with 20:59.7; Kaden Helmke, 32nd overall and 20th in the West, with 21:12.6; Mark Dawson, 37th overall and 24th in the West, with 21:41.2; Gabe Donini 40th overall and 25th in the West, with 22:00.8; Brandon Marsh, 45th overall and 28th in the West, with 22:22.9; Justin Day, 54th overall and 35th in the West, with 23:04.2; Caden Butler, 63rd

overall and 39th in the West, with 24:07.1; Cole Grandgeorge, 65th overall and 40th in the West, with 24:23.9; Ryan Fransen, 66th overall and 41st in the West, with 24:31.5; Jackson Helgevold, 71st overall and 44th in the West, with 25:00.5; Luke Tesselink, 75th overall and 46th in the West, with 26.38.7; Dallas Hammitt, 78th overall and 47th in the West, with 28:18.4. “Sam told me before the race he was going out to win it,” said Demuth. “He ran neck and neck with the kid from Garner and then put a kick on at the finish. It was just phenomenal. This was his first time on JV, so he had something to prove. It was a season best for him. He’s now back in the fifth spot for varsity. Jacob (Graham), Jacob (Arbaugh) and Austin all showed a lot of heart and guts. This was a flat course, and none of them are sprinters, so to be in the top 15 is a testament to their work and character. They bought into everything we’ve preached all year. Josh has come so far, and has grown the most of anybody. He puts in the time and never complains. He’ll be a varsity runner next fall. Alex ran well even with a leg injury. Kaden and he both scored, and allowed us to get second as a team. I was pleased for Kaden to go out that way as a senior. I was happy with the rest of their efforts. Over the past two meets, every single guy has had a season best. They had that growth mindset, but I didn’t know who would step up. Those guys took that challenge. Jackson got better every meet, and though Ryan wasn’t ready for his first meet he dropped nearly seven minutes off his time from the start to the end of the season. They all developed into runners. This was a great way to end the season for them. The JV peaked as a team, while I believe the varsity still has more left in the tank. They’ll show up this week and put in the work.”

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Riley Plain finished fifth in the West Division, and 15th overall, at the conference meet for RBMS last Thursday. Photo by Les Houser

Jensen Cooper finished 29th in the West Division, and 56th overall, for RBMS at the conference meet last Thursday. Photo by Les Houser

Heidi Garcia finished 25th in the West Division, and 64th overall, for RBMS at the Top of Iowa Meet. Photo by Les Houser

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Eagle football team scores second win of year 21-7 over Ogden By les houser

The Eagle Grove varsity football team entered their home field last Friday determined to take the first of two final home games to end the season on a positive note. Mission accomplished, or at least part one of the mission. A 21-7 win over Ogden now gives them a chance to end with a two-game win streak and a threewin season. “It didn’t go quite how we planned, but it was the result we wanted,” stated a pleased head coach Bruce Dahlhauser. “I credit them for continuing to work hard and believe good things would happen and they did.” Ogden took the opening kick and scored on their first possession, which would end up being their only points on the night. The Eagles went three and out before punting the rock back to the Bulldogs. On that next drive, Ogden moved all the way down to the Eagle three before coughing up the ball. The teams exchanged possessions again before the quarter ended. As the second period moved along, both teams had trouble sustaining drives. The Eagles finally put together a four play, 44-yard drive helped out by a 20-yard burst by Evan Anderson. His number was called once again, and he happily responded with a 14-yard touchdown run. New Eagle kicker Nicolas Lentz tacked on the extra point for a 7-7 score, which would hold up until halftime. “We had the wind in our face for the first quarter,” said Dahlhauser. “It went as bad as we could have imagined. Ogden won the field position battle at that point, at least until our offense could find its groove. After they scored, it was ‘okay, how are we going to react?’ We didn’t roll over, and continued to play Eagle football. We didn’t point fingers, but stuck together. It was by far our best effort of the night.” Ogden recovered an onside kick to start the second half, but then could do nothing with it. After punting it to the Eagles, the teams exchanged possessions before the purple and gold mounted their next scoring drive. It started from their 49, with Niko Padilla rifling a 23-yard pass to Smith on the first snap to move the pigskin down to the Ogden 28. An 11-yard Padilla carry netted another fresh set of downs, with a couple of flags on the Bulldogs giving them another. Anderson and Padilla then shared the load from the nine for the score. The Lentz PAT made it 14-7.

Ogden’s next drive extended into the fourth quarter, and ended at the Eagle 41-yard line. The Eagles took over, driving it to the Ogden 46 before giving it up. Padilla then picked off a pass and set the purple and gold up at the Ogden 25 for what would be their third and clinching score. Padilla launched a 25-yard touchdown strike to Smith for his first score of the night. The Lentz PAT made it 21-7. “This was our best game defensively in three years,” continued Dahlhauser. “We were flying around making hits and forcing big turnovers when we needed them. Offensively, I told the guys to keep grinding and we’ll find something that works. We kept pounding it and eventually found the scores. We had some missed assignments on offense early, but once we got a feel for what they were doing we gained some confidence. They were stacking the box, and forcing us to throw. A telling stat in this game was one turnover by us to their four. That tells the story.” The Eagles finished with 184 total net yards on 48 snaps, compared to 203 yards for the Bulldogs. They had 11 first downs, the same as Ogden, and an average gain of 3.8-yards per play. The Eagles were penalized six times for 30 total yards, compared to five flags for 41 yards on the Bulldogs. The Eagles had a nice edge in time of possession, 26:22 to 21:38, and converted on four of 13 third-down attempts but failed to convert on one fourth-down try. Anderson had 19 carries for 69 net yards rushing and a touchdown, while Padilla finished with 26 net yards on 13 attempts and a touchdown. Brayden Lyman added five yards, Lincoln Miller four yards and Smith two yards on the ground in support. Padilla went 5 of 6 through the air for 79 yards and a touchdown. Mosley was 1 of 4 for 5 yards. Smith caught four of those passes for 60 total yards and a score, with Brayden catching one ball for 19 yards and Miller one ball for five yards. Anderson kicked off four times for a 31.0-yard average, while Padilla booted eight punts for a 29.4-yard average. Brayden lyman and John Mosley each had six solo tackles, and Lyman getting in on 12 assists and Mosley four. Anderson, Austin Burgwin and Jacob Rosa all had four solo stops each, with Evan adding nine tackle assists, Austin three assists and Jacob one. Saxon Lyman had two solo tackles and five assists. Miller, Tanion Pohlman and Joel Mendoza all had one solo stop each, with Lincoln

Austin Burgwin (59) and Draven Rasmussen look to help on special teams on this play in the home game with Ogden. Burgwin finished with four solo tackles and three assists while on defense. Photo by Les Houser

John Mosley goes head to head on offense to throw this block on his man. The junior was one of four passing for five yards, and made six solo tackles and four assists on defense. Photo by Les Houser

EGHS fooball players and fans lined up after the game Friday night to ring the Victory Bell for the second time this season Photo by Kim Demory

Joel Mendoza looks to seal the end of the line on special teams in the win over Ogden. The freshman finished with one solo tackle and one assist on defense. Photo by Les Houser

getting six assists, Tanion two and Joel one. Padilla added three tackle assists, Smith two assists and Jon Mendoza one assist. Rosa had three of his solo tackles for loss, Brayden two of his for loss and Anderson, Burgwin and Pohlman all one each. Anderson and Brayden Lyman each had an assist for a loss. Rosa also made two solo sacks. This week-South Hamilton (3-5, 3-3) at Eagles (2-6, 2-4): The Hawks come into this final game of the season off a 48-18 win over West Central Valley. “The Hawks are playing pretty good football right now,” said Dahlhauser. “It would be such a huge step for us to get to 3-6. This is a great opportunity, and we always feel more comfortable at home. The guys keep coming back and going to work each day to get better. The Hawks are a very physical team with big backs. We will have to try to match what they bring. I think we match up pretty even with them, but we need to carry over the physical play we showed the previous week. Can we match theirs will be the challenge. We still have a chance to finish as high as fourth in the district. That should be our motivation.”

Evan Anderson looks for someone to block on defense in the game. The junior made four solo tackles and nine assists in the win. Photo by Les Houser

Kicker Nicolas Lentz sends the ball through the uprights for a PAT in the win last Friday night. The sophomore made all three of his PAT kicks. Photo by Les Houser


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Sara Sutter settling in to new position as Pastor of Goldfield United Presbyterian. Photo by Kacey Ginn

Pastor Sara Sutter new to Goldfield United Presbyterian Kacey Ginn

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Though July 1 was the Reverend Sara Sutter’s official start date at Goldfield United Presbyterian Church, she got an early introduction to serving in the Goldfield community. Before she actually started preaching at the church, she was called on to preside over two funerals. Shortly afterward, she was put in charge of conducting the service at Goldfield’s Fountain City Days. “It was a really quick way to know the community,” she said. “It was difficult, but it was beautiful to be able to minister and show love like that.” While she’s enjoying being part of her new church, her road to becoming a pastor wasn’t exactly smooth. Originally from Cherokee, she studied at Northwestern College in Orange City to become a teacher—the same thing her father and grandparents had done. She was planning to take a fifth year student teaching in English when she realized she couldn’t do it. “I just felt trapped and knew that’s not what I wanted to do with my life,” she said. Sutter took a semester off to decide what to do and found she could graduate with a humanities degree if she took 12 credits in religion. Afterward, she spent seven years working as part-time and then full-time staff at Lakeshore Center at Okoboji, a Presbyterian camp.

“I knew youth ministry was what I wanted to do,” she said. This led her to a job running the after-school youth center in Winterset, Iowa, where she worked to maintain a safe place for kids. While she loved working with kids, her perspective began to broaden. “What I realized with youth ministry is, you can work with youth and do great things with them, but you need to get the family aboard,” she said. “Finally I caved and went to seminary.” She said it was what she really wanted to do all through college. Sutter and her husband Steve moved to Dubuque, where she attended the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Goldfield United Presbyterian is her first church she’s pastored, and she says everything seems like a good fit. The Sutters now live in Goldfield with their two cats, and Steve teaches in the tutoring center at Iowa Central Community College. Sutter is encouraging people to call her “Pastor Sara,” though she says her brother, also a minister, has to call her “the Reverend Sara Sutter.” She’s noticed that the churches in Goldfield serve as a sort of community center, a role she thinks is important. She likes how the church often does Congregant Meals. “It’s fun to see how that meets the needs of people,” she said. “Even if people aren’t members here, I want them to know they’re also welcome.”

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