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Volume 136, Number 42 • Thursday, October 20, 2016

OFFICIAL PAPER FOR Franklin County City of Shef¿eld & West Fork School District Shef¿eld, Franklin County, IA




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

4-H Family Night at Windsor Franklin County 4-H families are invited to the movies at a special rate on Saturday, Oct. 22. Families can attend the 7 p.m. movie “Storks,” rated PG, at the Windsor Theatre, Hampton for only a $1 per person. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. New members can join 4-H at the theatre and the State 4-H Development fee of $10 will be waived. There will be drawings for prizes and free popcorn for 4-H members bringing a non-4-H friend. The 4-H program is open to any youth in the Franklin County area currently in grades 4-12. For more information about 4-H contact Jackie Dohlman, County Youth Coordinator, Franklin County Extension, (641) 456-4811, or

Calkins Halloween Hike Hardin County Conservation, in cooperation with Friends of Calkins Nature Area, will be hosting the annual Calkins Halloween Hike on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 5-8 p.m. The event is free to attend, but there is a freewill donation for the meal. The event will also feature a multitude of concurrent activities, educational opportunities, prizes and snacks as well. Activities will include: Trick or Treat Trail (wear your costumes), Ghoulish Games (yard games), Spooky Stories in the Tipi, Prairie Maze, Hayrack Rides, Costume Contest, Owl Pellet Study, Face Painting, Fireside S’mores, Creepy Critters Call (641) 648-9878 or email at for more details.

Safe T Homes® withstand Hurricane Matthew BY ZACH CLEMENS product from Sukup Manufacturing has helped saved lives in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew torn through the small island nation. Sukup produces Safe T Homes®, which are small circular homes modeled after grain bins and developed by Brett Nelson, a Sukup employee. The Safe T Homes® were developed immediately after an earthquake created devastating damage to Haiti in 2010. Sukup partnered with GoServ Global, a non-profit organization out of Eagle Grove that provides relief and assistance in disasters around the world. GoServ was co-founded by Ken DeYoung, an Iowa farmer and pilot who flew to Haiti over 35 straight days providing medical supplies after the 2010 earthquake. He ended up touring part of the country, and saw 15 orphans in one man’s house, the result of the death toll during the earthquake. It touched DeYoung’s heart and he started GoServ Global, said the executive director of GoServ Global Paul Van Gorkom. “It has just exploded in the last five years,” Van Gorkom said.


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Sheffield Halloween night Trick-or-Treating in Sheffield will be Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Sukup retired meeting Sukup retired group will meet on Friday, Nov. 4 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at 7 Stars Restaurant in Hampton.

Zion Bazaar is Nov. 5 Zion Reformed Church will host their “Bizarre Bazaar” on Saturday, Nov. 5. The bazaar will be open from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., with a live auction to follow. Silent bids will be accepted throughout the day on all auction items. Great tasting, homemade food will be served all day. The shops include: bakery, crafts, pantry (featuring home-canned meat), cards/napkins and Trash-n-Treasure. Zion is located at 2029 Jonquil Ave., in rural Sheffield; five miles west of Chapin and one-half mile north on Jonquil Avenue.

Veteran supper is Nov. 11 The American Legion Auxiliary of Sheffield invites all Sheffield area veterans and their families to a free soup supper on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5-6:30 p.m., at the multi-purpose room at the school in Sheffield. Chili, oyster stew and chicken soup will be served. For deliveries to local veterans, contact Marlene at (641) 892-4639.

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

Sheffield AA to meet The Sheffield Alcoholics Anonymous group meets each Tuesday evening in the Fellowship Hall of Zion St. John Lutheran Church at 8 p.m.

IN THIS ISSUE: Opinion 3 Obituaries.....................................page4 Community News 4-5 Public Notices 10-11 ClassiÀeds 13 Sports ............................... page 12 & 14

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Supporting students • West Fork starts new literacy programs to raise comprehension BY ZACH CLEMENS The Iowa Department of Education rolled out a new program last year to assess the level of achievement for each school across Iowa, and with these results, school officials can make determinations on what is or is not working, and take steps to improve student scores. Each school receives a report card and score, based on a 100-point scale that denotes where the school is in relation to the state average on multiple measurements. Each school is given a rating and about 76 percent of schools fall under acceptable or commendable. The West Fork High School and Middle School were rated as acceptable and the Elementary School was commendable for the 2014-2015 school year. “The state report card is a one-day snapshot of the school,” said West Fork Superintendent Darrin Strike. “There are a lot of variables that can impact the student’s performance on a given day.” Strike said that the day-to-day assessments and how well students are mastering the Iowa Core Standards on a daily basis weigh much heavier than the Iowa School Report Cards. The district does value the tests, but long term monitoring of groups of students is a more accurate picture of improvement. According to the report card, the high school students had a 10-point percentage drop from 2014 to 2015 in reading proficiency. However, each grade scored a higher reading percentage than the state and the AEA in all grades except 11th, which scored 18 percent less than the state and AEA. This is one of the reasons for a low reading score, Strike said. “There are a number of variables that can come up with [those

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scores],” Strike said. There are five different programs and tools that West Fork is using to combat those scores and raise the comprehension and reading levels of all students. For kindergarten through 8th grade, there is a new literacy curriculum. It is a workshop model and a research-based program that was designed by Lucy Calkins, with leveled reading supports and a strong writing component. “We feel that will be valuable down the road once the legislature adopts [a new assessment program],” Strike said. Each student gets a “What I Need Time” (WIN Time) built into their day as part of the school’s multi-tiered system of support program. See REPORT CARD: Page 8

BY ZACH CLEMENS The West Fork Board of Education discussed the district’s emergency management with members of the community during its monthly meeting at the Rockwell campus. Members of the Sheffield Fire Department, Sheffield EMS, Rockwell-Swaledale EMS, and the Rockwell Police Chief were all in attendance to discuss the district’s plan for an emergency, from a tornado or fire, to an active intruder in the school. Abbey Pitzenberger, a member of the Rockwell-Swaledale EMS, said she wanted to call attention to the lack of emergency planning at West Fork. See WF BOARD: Page 9


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Sheffield. However when told of the lad’s enthusiasm for the railroad, the official said he would ask the line’s president if it could be arranged. It was. Walter Eno went to Hampton and brought the boys back to Sheffield from their historic trip. Two Sheffield Community school music students who won first on instrumental solos at the state music contest last year tried out for the all-state band and orchestra on Saturday at Spencer. They were Sue Foster who plays the oboe and Glenn Endriss who plays the bass horn. Band Director Wyman Marquardt accompanied the contestants. Sue Foster was chosen for the all-state orchestra. Two oboes were chosen from each of the six tryout centers in the state with musicians from all size schools competing. There were nine oboe entries at Spencer and Sue was one of the two selected. In the base division there were 14 competing and the two contestants selected for the all-state band were from Spencer. The all-state orchestra, band and chorus will present a concert in Des Moines on Saturday, Nov. 24. Mr. and Mrs. Clem Foell and Mr. and Mrs. Andre LaFontaine went to Sioux City Friday to attend the Capping Ceremonies in the chapel for the 116 freshmen student nurses at St. Joseph School of Nursing. Janice Foell and Joanne LaFontaine, members of the class, received their caps. The girls returned home with their parents to spend the weekend. Mrs. Rex Levitt, Mrs. Matt Bechtel and Mrs. E. E. Engebretson are attending leaders training school for Girl Scouts in Mason City each Thursday. Dr. and Mrs. F. J. Linn attended the

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OCTOBER 23, 1986 The Spartans of S-C/M-T have clinched a share of the North Star Conference title with a good chance of an outright title because the only team that can tie them is their Friday night opponent, Kanawha/Boone Valley. The clinching came Friday night with a tough 14-6 win over Ventura, whose only loss to that time was to Kanawha/ Boone valley in overtime. With the win S-C/M-T remains unbeaten for the year and in the running for a playoff berth. In Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win over Ventura, the Spartans seemed to control the game for all but a brief period in the third quarter. Even though the offensive line did not have a good night, S-C/M-T had three good chances to score in the first half, and two more in the second. The disappointing part was the inability to get the ball into the end zone on three of those opportunities. On their second possession of the game the Spartans drove down to the 18 yard line before being shut down by the Ventura defense. Instead of attempting the 35 field goal a pass was attempted into the end zone which was intercepted. Late in the second quarter the Spartans again put together a drive which put the ball on the 12 yard line, but this time the field goal attempt was blocked by Ventura. Two plays later Viking quarterback Scott Gerlach fumbled and the Spartan defense got several shots at the ball while it rolled around on the ground with Dave Meints finally beating a Viking to it on the 12 yard line. John Kasper then took the ball over the right side for the first score of the game. On the first Spartan possession of the second half the offense came up with an impressive 49 yard drive to the Ventura five, but again was forced to attempt the field goal. This time the kick got up and far enough but just passed over the outside of the right post for a miss. Venturaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subsequent possession from the twenty amounted to the only real success they could muster against the Spartan tough defense. The Vikings marched down the field and Shane Stokes ran eight yards around left end for the score. Stokes tried the left side again for two points but safety Dave Heimer came up hard to make a saving

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to midfield maneuvering. The game ended with a 12-12- tie, the first tie count for both teams, and the second tie game in the conference this season. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Brouillette and daughter, Mary Beth, of Columbus, Ohio, were Wednesday through Sunday visitors in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brouillette. Mrs. Jack Reublin and two children of Mason City were Friday to Sunday visitors with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Sullivan. Mrs. Reublin has received word that her husband has now arrived in Vietnam and is serving as a weapons platoon leader with the 18th Infantry north of Saigon. Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Endriss entertained a family group in their home at dinner Sunday. Included were Mr. and Mrs. William Endriss and family of Boone: Mr. and Mrs. Stacey Redmond and family of Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Brown from Dougherty; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Endriss and family of Hampton. Other afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Norman Jr. from Mason City. Miss Vicki Schreiber, a student of Mankato College, Mankato, Minn., was a week end visitor in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schreiber. She was also a visitor with her grandmother, Mrs. Edna Schreiber, who was a patient in the Mercy hospital at Mason City. Mrs. Fred A. Rohn and Miss Patricia Morey were week end visitors with relatives in Minneapolis, and St. Paul, Minn. Both ladies are instructors in the Sheffield-Chapin community schools. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Oldag, Mrs. Ruth Froning, Mrs. Lizzie Froning and Mae of Sheffield; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Froning of Rockwell and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Froning of Maynard were Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Froning at Monona. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Kottman and family of Monona. John Froning and Mrs. Oldag are twins and they observed their birthdays together. Mrs. W. W. Taylor and Mrs. Fred Newton of Charles City were Tuesday visitors in the home of Mrs. Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cousin, Mrs. Florence Ringham at Estherville.

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OCTOBER 25, 1956 Sheffieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most enthusiastic railroader, William Eno Jr., was rewarded for his interests on Sunday when he had the pleasure of riding in the diesel engine of an M & St. L. special railroad train. He was granted permission to ride in the engine cab from Sheffield to Hampton by the president of the railroad and was accompanied by his cousin, Jackie Eno. Bill keeps close tab on M. & St. L. railroad trains. Always has time to stop and wave at the trainmen as they go by when working in the yard or field. At Christmas time he hangs a Christmas wreath along the fence line for the trainmen. Through the years the engineers, firemen and other trainmen have grown fond of their friend and appreciate his interest in them and the work they do. Given the opportunity the young enthusiast visits train yards and is versed way above average on the kinds of engines and other cars, as well as operation of the railroad system. Sunday Bill was at his farm home north of Sheffield when a special train went south and stopped at Sheffield. He came to town to see what was new and found the special train was loaded with top officials of the M. & St. L. who were making a tour of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line. The train had to wait here for a freight to pass. Bill asked permission and had the opportunity of inspecting the train. Uncle Walter Eno and son, Jackie, and Henry Stoffer Jr. arrived and were told by Bill that he would like to ride the engine of a train sometime. The men folks inquired of members of the official family if it would be possible for the boy to ride in the engine cab to Hampton and were informed that the train would not be stopping at Hampton after leaving

American Veterinarian Medical Association in San Antonio, Texas. They left Oct 12 and will return the end of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Atkinson of Hampton, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rohn and family of Rockwell and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Atkinson and family visited last Thursday at the H. H. Atkinson home in honor of Mrs. Atkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday. OCTOBER 27, 1966 Wednesday night of last week, Oct. 19, at Ventura, the Sheffield-Chapin Spartans and the Ventura Vikings battled to a 12-12 tie in a North Star Conference contest. The game was well played with the first half devoted and highlighted by offensive play, and the second half devoted to strong defensive play and neither eleven scoring. Several possible scoring drives by both teams were cut short by official decisions. Spartans won the toss and the host Vikings kicked off. Spartans moved the ball, but possession fluctuated during the first quarter with neither squad gaining enough momentum to cross the goal line. Late in the first quarter on an end sweep the Vikings posted a touchdown, but the extra point try failed. The score 0-6 Vikings. In the second quarter the outcome of the game was decided. Bob Weber on a line dive scored a touchdown for the Spartans; then after a series of plays Weber took off on an end sweep and scored another 6-pointer. The extra point trys failed and the score was 12-6 Spartans. With time in the quarter running out it looked like a Spartans half, but with a second remaining the Viking quarter back took the ball on a wide end run for a touchdown. Viking try for the extra point failed and the half ended 12-12. The second half was a defensive game. Both offensive teams tried to get the winning punch across but the defense was too alert and tough and kept pulling them down. A few hopeful drives by both teams were cut short by penalty decisions, and for most of the second half the ball was confined

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tackle at the one yard line. The fact that that was Heimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only tackle of the night attests to the fact that the Spartan defensive front and linebackers did an excellent job of keeping an outstanding Ventura running game well under control. The Spartans bounced back with a 60 yard, penalty added, drive that completed the scoring for the night. John Kasper ran nine yards for his second touchdown and Matt Brinkman made his second crucial extra point to make it 14-6 and give the Spartans and important touchdown and two-point conversion lead. The defense allowed no first downs for the rest of the fourth quarter, allowing the offense to end the game by running out the clock. Statistically, John Kasper ran 18 times for 106 yards to lead all rushers in the game. Venturaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shane Stokes, 12th in the state in rushing yards coming into the game, was held to just 59 yards on 18 carries. The tough defensive game played by the Spartans gave S-C/M-T a statistical edge in every category as Ventura could only muster 114 yards of offense. Steve Meints was 9 of 13 passing for 104 yards, while Garlach of Ventura was three of ten for 29 yards, The Spartans totaled 220 yards of offense to 114 for the Vikings. Defensively big games were put in by linebackers Matt Brinkman, Dave Mahn, Troy Ristau and John Kasper as they accounted for 45 stops. The defensive front of Dave Schoning, Dave Meints, Daren Meints and Steve Foss can be very proud of the linebacker stats as it shows their ability to keep the blockers occupied for most of the night. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Smith and Nicole of Johnston, Iowa, were all day Sunday visitors in the Howard Smith home. Loretta and Pete Penta of Hicksville, N. Y., left from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Thursday evening, Oct. 16, for their home, after being called to Sheffield by the death of her brother, Rolland D. Engebretson Sr. of Thornton, on Sunday evening, Oct. 12. Mrs. Ruth Wiele motored to Toledo on Sunday, Oct. 19, where she was a dinner and afternoon guest of her cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pennell. Mrs. Earl Eisele of Toledo was also a guest. OCTOBER 24, 1996 Following weeks of planning, the Sheffield Proposed Band Shell Benefit Show will take place Saturday evening, Oct. 26, 1996, at 7:00 p. m., in the old gymnasium at Sheffield. Many local acts, including the Philharmonic Music Club and Heaven Harper will perform. And many former residents, who have gone on to seek careers in the field of music, will also return to perform for the Benefit Show. These include Victoria Berding, Ruth Skeries, John Compton, Dennis Fuller, and Gary Fuller, (members of Michael, Compton-Fuller). Ralph Drollinger, a former music instructor in the Sheffield Community school system, will direct an All-Star Band, with many current and former residents taking part. His daughter, Leslie, will also perform. Bob Whitney, former resident, and now a sound engineer, will also be here for the performance. The evening guarantees to be a memorable event. The S-C/M-T drama students will present the comedy, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,â&#x20AC;? on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the Old Gym. Price of admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students. The cast members include: Brooke Langlitz, Jennifer Litterer, Jami Meints, Sara Ricke, Travis King, Amy Litterer, Anna Sprau, Brian Schildroth, Melissa Doane, Sean Okusko, Joy Koenigsberg, Helen Severe, Robin Factor and Todd Hungerford. Monday, Oct. 14, Ruth Wiele, Ruth Pinneke and Lola Yelland attended the United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants in concert at the NIACC Auditorium. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sheahan and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Burk and Ryan Paulsen and other family members helped Ali Jo Sheahan celebrate her third birthday anniversary with dinner and afternoon cake in the home of her parents, John and Leigh Sheahan, Jordan and Jacob at Titonka. Luther and Margaret Younge spent last week end with their daughter, Barbara, in Rochester, Minn. The trees were beautiful. Mrs. Margaret Mateer, who has enjoyed the summer working in Yellowstone National Park, returned to her home in Sheffield on Oct. 3. Wednesday Mrs. Loretta Koenigsberg enjoyed noon lunch with her sister, Mrs. Mavis Deardueff, in Mason City. To celebrate the birthday anniversary of Alicia Allen, 15, Sunday evening guests in the home of her parents, Russell and Molly Allen, and brother, J.W. Allen, were grandparents, Jake and Letha Allen, of rural Sheffield. Jim Ubben of Minnetonka, Minn., visited Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ubben. Elmer and Mardel Weber were at Latimer Sunday afternoon to attend the 50th anniversary of Lester and Mildred Menning in Immanuel U.C.C. Church. Elsie McHugh attended the Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration of Gordon and Wava Wickwire, held recently at Rockwell.


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The army dwindled but that did not curtail the zest shown for victory. There were fourteen men and I mean real men of fortune seekers that faced every obstacle to gain a few moments of bragging rights. Those bragging rights are sometimes over shadowed by the greed in winning $4 on a $2 investment. The old general General Severe type told the troops to pay attention (ha-ha with this group) and he spit out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Men it has been brought to my attention that some of you, just some, are using twenty foot foot wedges, fifteen foot gimmie putts and missing a few strokes when recording on the score card.â&#x20AC;? Oh my how could he ever consider this group of men with the highest of scruples, integrity and tenderness to be accused of such lowly tactics? We had four three man teams and one two man team that were all drooling, chomping at the bit and ready to have it. Smoke rolled off the tires as the men pulled away from the club house and curdling screams were heard for miles around. Darryl (double R) Peter, Denny (double N) Phillips and Davie (double T) Levitt took the top honors with a 70. They said that Levitt (double T) was the man of the hour; make that three hours as he had some of the most accurate pinpointed iron shots imaginable. He even sent a long 150 yarder high into the air, past the pin, and back spin brought it back to within 1-inch of the hole. Yup thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what he told me and who am I to not trust his honesty. They each won a large bucket of range balls to be used in January at North Iowa Golf. Second place winners of nuttin, yup nuttin, was the team of Doug (single S) Siems, Dick (single D) Brown and FrankO (dribble) Schnoes with a 71. Oh it was all those cries and whimpers of golf excuses that they did not win. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hanky, wipe your nose. Billy (double L) Bob Nolte and yours truly teamed up to shoot 72 and a winner slot. Billyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golden putter was a true blessing, as he rammed home some life saving ones. That 72 won us a free steak supper at Whiskey Creek. The fourth place team of Cliff (double L) Cameron, Tommy (double M) Severe and Dally (double L) Slagle fired 74 and a prize of zilch, yup nuttin honey. Slag tallied up 18 shots of theirs in a row that were classified as UGLY, yup capital UGLY. The last place team also shooting 74 was Steve (double E) Heeren, Jimmy (double M) Saylor and Bobby (double B) Shreckengost. They lucked out as payment went to the 5th place team. Cliffy (double F) Cameron was crying in his soup, Tommy (double M) Severe had the sniffles and Dally (double L) Slagle plain out bellowed in disgust that they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win something. There are times when this cabal conglomerate becomes odious, jealous and cranky. It is however all done in fun and jest, I think! As the moon comes over the cow shed, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be waiting at the K-K-K-kitchen door thus endith one more literary pewy-litcher-prize. Jimmy Saylor being a veteran of the seas asked me what do sea monsters eat for lunch. I told him fish and ships, did I ever spoil his joke. Slagie me man told me if he was smarter he would know so much more stuff. Cliff said he needed a password with eight characters so he chose Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Okay Bazinga just asked me how you get off a non-stop flight. Gets me!

Calling all ghosts and calling all spooks! S.T.P.A.T.S. in Dougherty is sponsoring a fun-filled Halloween Party at the school gym on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. Admission is a bag of candy per family to be made into treat bags for all the goblins! Limbo contest, musical chairs, adult and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s costume contest and many games will be available. Great food, great prizes and ghoulishly good fun will be had by all.

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No good choice Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d hate to own a bumper sticker company right now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;None of the aboveâ&#x20AC;? just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut it when we are struggling to be positive. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve shied away from the presidential election in this column because my optimistic side wants to believe it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used my short reading list (The Law, 1850) youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;advance auction sale of stolen goods,â&#x20AC;? 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 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 thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 peoplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; business. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see a need for forcing people to buy â&#x20AC;&#x153;alternativeâ&#x20AC;? energy that the market has determined to be too expensive. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see a need to tell other countries how to run their own affairs and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see a need to tell people here at home how to live their lives either. But politicians tr uly 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. 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 havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watched any of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;debatesâ&#x20AC;? 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. Please feel free to contact me at Or through a letter to this paper. Remember letters in the paper are one of the most popular features. Also visit my blog at

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Well then there now...once again itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to dig into my trash can of information and see what I can come up with! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been pretty much of a normal week...I guess! I was all set to do some printing on some paper bags...but the supplies used to print them with didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t arrive! That was on the smaller press. I had cleaned up the newer press...which took longer than usual as I also oiled parts that needed it. At least the ones I remember where they are! The others I have to wait until they make a noise that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m unfamiliar with. That has only happened I definitely know where that needs to have some oil. Press all nice and clean and ready for use. An order for envelopes and that accomplished. Then another order. This time green ink. And it was time to wash it again...although all the supplies werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t here once again. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m leaving the black ink in in case I get another black job first! I may be a sandwich or two short of a picnic lunch...but I ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completely out of touch! And so some of the week was spent cleaning, putting up posters that I was told to do, and getting rid of things that should have been

gotten rid of many moons ago. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got things to print...when everything gets here. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready. Home...I spent a lot of time there over the week the young ones in Altoona were busy most of the week end. Little Lid and Angie getting their hairs fixed; Lidia attending birthday parties; Angie working on Sunday afternoon; and the whole family attending Sunday school and church. I know...I should hot-foot it down and attend church with them. But do you realize how early I would have to arise to get cleaned up and drive down there? But...I do get my churchinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in: I listen to St. Radio while attending St. Mattress! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve given up on trying to sleep in on Saturdays and Sundays. Saturday up about 7:30 a.m., and had my pills for breakfast and my breathing exercises done. And again...I went in to make the bed... and instead crawled back in hoping to catch a few winks. That did back up and straightened up the place. Then grabbed some rags and went about dusting, scrubbing floors, etc. I even got down on my knees to dust some things that I had

missed...for two/three years! Getting down on my knees hurt...but getting up was just short of impossible! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tuesday morning and they still hurt! Spent half the afternoon getting cleaned up by taking my weekly bath. Shirley came down about 4 p.m., and we went out for dinner/ supper! Home and watched TV for a couple of hours. She headed back to Manly and I awaited her call to be sure she was home safe. Me, I kept on watching TV until about 3:00 a.m. I knew I would get to sleep in this time. Right...until 7:30 a.m., once again! Up again and decided to finish my spring cleaning! Also washed and dried clothes, bedding, etc. By the time it was time to get cleaned up once again and head to Mason City to meet Shirley for dinner/supper...and to make our weekly donation to the Bingo gods...all my housework was done for another six months except to iron and vacuum. That will maybe get done this evening...or Wednesday evening...or Thursday evening! Unless the good fairy comes while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here at the office and does it for me! Ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happened yet, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a first! This week end weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re headed for Altoona...if for nothing else than to see how much Little Lid has changed. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to get back on my schedule of at least going down every other week! Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing up way too fast! Be good, Kids! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Showtime!

SUPER HERO RUNDOWN I was planning on doing a column of the noteworthy new shows on the air for this fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s television season, but having already looked at â&#x20AC;&#x153;MacGyver,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lethal Weapon,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Exorcist,â&#x20AC;? there honestly arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough new arrivals left to make a column out of. So instead, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check in on the state of comic book adaptations this week. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe that less than a decade ago superheroes on television were a rarity. For the longest time, the closest we had was a Superman series that refused to put Superman in a costume. Now look at the TV landscape. Four color characters as far as the eye can see. Starting withâ&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;˘ Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. After years of holding back, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.â&#x20AC;? has finally started doing what people expected them from the start. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got Marvel super-heroes on the show. Not long ago Marvel Studios regained the rights to Ghost Rider from Sony. After two failed movies with Nicholas Cage starring as Johnny Blaze, the most famous incarnation of the character, people have been waiting to see what Marvel Studios would do with the property (my money was on a Netflix original). The TV version of Ghost Rider is Johnny Blaze, but is instead Robbie Reyes, a very recent addition to the lore (and I only just now realized those names rhyme). With only a single 12 issue run to his name, there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a lot to the character, making it easier to flesh out on-screen. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already talk of Ghost Rider getting his own spin-off series, but this show has already failed to launch a spin-off once so I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold my breath. â&#x20AC;˘ Arrow Time has not been kind to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arrow.â&#x20AC;? It may be the progenitor of the CWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s television universe, but the show has been in a perpetual identity crisis since its second season. Once upon a time, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arrowâ&#x20AC;? was about a lone vigilante facing off against corrupt businessmen and realistically re-imagined Batman villains. Lately though, nearly everybody on the cast is either a vigilante or working with one. This season there appears to be a shake-up with the cast, introducing a new wave of vigilantes to the mix. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the show needs, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll keep watching anyway. â&#x20AC;˘ The Flash â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Flashâ&#x20AC;? may be a spin-off, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safe to say that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surpassed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arrowâ&#x20AC;? in quality. Who would have thought that The Flash would be-


Travis Fischer come TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular super-hero? In the third season of The Flash, it seems that Barry Allen is still messing around with alternate realities. No telling yet who the big-bad of the season is going to be, though one can hope we wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have three consecutive seasons of Barry going up against another speedster and struggling to get even faster. â&#x20AC;˘ D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Legends of Tomorrow Being super-hero shows, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Flashâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arrowâ&#x20AC;? have built up quite the roster of secondary characters. Rather than shelve them in limbo, The CW has given some of the more popular characters a show of their own. (Including Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Brandon Routh, who once played Superman and is currently The Atom.) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be easy to write off â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legends of Tomorrowâ&#x20AC;? as a B-Team show, but their time travel high jinks were pretty entertaining for their first season and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see them slowing down for the second. â&#x20AC;˘ Supergirl â&#x20AC;&#x153;Supergirlâ&#x20AC;? had a solid first season on CBS, but it apparently wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t getting the ratings it needed. Fortunately, Greg Berlanti, who is the show runner for three previously mentioned shows, found a home for

Supergirl on The CW. Moving production from Los Angeles to Vancouver might have cut costs, but it also comes with a price. Specifically, the downgrading of Calista Flockhart from the main cast to a recurring character. Still, there is an upside. After a season of off-screen teases, Superman has finally made a full appearance. The new location will also make crossovers with other CW shows easier, so expect fair number of team-ups in the future. â&#x20AC;˘ Gotham Over on Fox, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gothamâ&#x20AC;? remains the most interesting show with the least interesting main character on TV. The drama around Jim Gordonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey to becoming the Police Commissioner we know and love isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t particularly compelling, fortunately the wacky antics of the Penguin, Riddler, and the increasing number of super-criminals more than makes up for it. Outside of super hero fare, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luciferâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;iZombieâ&#x20AC;? drawing inspiration from comic books. Later this season weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also see â&#x20AC;&#x153;Powerless,â&#x20AC;? an NBC comedy about insurance adjusters in the DC universe; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Riverdaleâ&#x20AC;? a CW teen drama based on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Archie Comics.â&#x20AC;? Not a bad line-up, all things considered. The inner kid in me will never stop being amazed that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a super-hero show for every night of the week. Travis Fischer is a news writer for Mid-America Publishing and picked a bad time to start up a Netflix subscription.

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The Sheffield Press Thursday, October 20, 2016 • Shef¿eld, Iowa

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Patricia Ruth (Pat) Barnes, 93, formerly of Sheffield, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Rockwell Community Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Rockwell, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Retz Funeral Home, in Sheffield. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, in Patricia Barnes Rockwell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Pat was born on Dec. 8, 1922, in rural Mason City, to Thomas N. and Frances C. (Berkenmeier) Paulsen. She was the seventh of their 12 children. She graduated from Saint Joseph School, where she was a guard on the girls’ basketball team. She married George C. Barnes, Jr., on Jan. 10, 1942, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Mason City. To this union were born 10 children. George and Pat farmed northwest of Sheffield all of their married lives. Her life was spent raising children 1922-2016 and working for her church. As her children grew up, she became inServices: volved in various interests and ac11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 tivities, including the neighborhood Sacred Heart Catholic ladies’ group the “U-Go-I-Go Club”, Church, Rockwell 4-H, Music Mothers of the local Burial: school, volunteering as an evening Sacred Heart Cemetery, CCD/Faith Formation teacher, and Rockwell Sacred Heart Guild. She was active Arrangements by: in the Dubuque Archdiocese’s CounRetz Funeral Home, cil of Catholic Women, attending Sheffield regional meetings and serving on its committees for Prison Ministry, Pro-life, and Rural Life. She was also involved in migrant worker programs and became a hospice volunteer. When she and George wintered in Texas, their group helped with housing projects for the poor in Progress, Mexico. After George’s death, she moved to town, where she continued her interest in community events, volunteered to read to residents at Sheffield Care Center, attended concerts at NIACC, and was active in the local Red Hat Ladies Club. Pat is survived by two daughters, Mary (Gerry) Frimml, Atkinson, IL, and Jane (Mike) Clay, Boone; seven sons, George III (Sheryl) Barnes, Ida Grove; David (Monica) Barnes, Plymouth; Jon (Joan) Barnes, Plymouth; Paul (Colleen) Barnes, Sheffield; Andrew (Janet) Barnes, Emmetsburg; Martin (Debbie) Barnes, Sheffield; Dan Barnes, Plymouth; 25 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; one sister, Pauline Garcia, Clear Lake; and one sister-in-law, Helen Paulsen, Mason City; many nieces, nephews, and very special friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, George (1994), and her son, Donald (2015); her parents, five brothers (Leonard, Tommy, Kenny, Howard and Don), and five sisters (Lauretta, Clara Mae, Doris, Shirley, and Barbara). Pat’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Rockwell Community Nursing Home for the excellent care she received while a resident there.


Linda Upmeyer Farmers are spending hours in their fields, the leaves are changing colors and the temperature outside continues to cool. Fall is here. The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met last week to issue their latest revenue projections for the current budget year as well as the next. The REC is made up of three members, one from the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency, one from the State Department of Management, and David Underwood (of Clear Lake) who represents the private sector. The REC reviews several economic indicators like the agricultural economy, the labor market, consumer spending, and many other factors. After reviewing this data, the REC projects how much revenue the state stands to collect in tax revenue. At their meeting, the REC made revenue projections for the current fiscal year (FY17), which began on July 1, and the next fiscal year (FY18) which begins July 1, 2017. The REC revised the FY17 forecast down by $71.9 million compared to the March estimate, projecting that the state will collect $7.308 billion this fiscal year. FY18 also saw a reduction, though slightly smaller, of $52 million, projecting total revenue of $7.607 billion next year. The REC largely attributed the reductions to the weakening state of the agricultural economy. Commodity prices are significantly lower than the cost of production, and that has caused many farmers and small businesses to reevaluate their spending plans for the coming year. This has caused a ripple effect in many other industries that rely on the agricultural economy to perform well. Going forward, we will need to find ways to make our REC forecasts more reliable. For the past few years, the REC has made revenue estimates that end up being revised upwards or downwards quite dramatically. The

legislature needs data that we can depend on when putting together the state’s budget to guard against dramatic cuts when the economy isn’t growing as fast as projected. Fortunately, Iowa has been able to weather unreliable budget forecasts over the last few years thanks to House Republicans’ responsible budgeting principles. Over the last six years, House Republicans have built the state budget using four common sense principles: • We will spend less than the state collects. • We won’t use one-time funding to pay for ongoing needs. • We won’t balance the budget by intentionally underfunding state programs. • We will return unused tax dollars back to the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa. These are the same budgeting principles that Iowa families and businesses use every day. Government should be no different. Had the Legislature spent to the levels that Democrats were pushing last session, the state would be in a very difficult financial position. We all remember the days of Chet Culver where state spending wasn’t in line with ongoing revenue for a number of years. Those days culminated with across-the-board cuts to education and many services that Iowans count. House Republicans’ responsible approach to budgeting has allowed us to invest in Iowa’s priorities. We’ve been able to put more money into our K-12 schools, Regent universities and community colleges. We’ve invested in public safety, courts and healthcare. We’ve also been able to return more money back to the pockets of Iowa’s taxpayers through a handful of tax relief packages over the last six years. House Republicans will continue a path of responsible budgeting so that small businesses have certainty and families can keep more of their hard-earned money. As always, please keep in touch. I look forward to traveling the district and much of the state continuing to visit with Iowans over the coming months. If you would like to touch base in the meantime, you can reach me at linda.upmeyer@legis.iowa. gov or 515-281-3521.


Streeter 50th Rev R.D. Streeter and De Streeter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Oct. 22, 1966 in Winterset. The celebration began 50 years ago when R.D. and De Streeter walked down the aisle. Their family is continuing the celebration on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Historical Building, located at 1720 Highway 117 S., Colfax. Everyone is welcome to the open house. If you can’t make it Saturday, church is at 10 a.m., on Sunday, and the family would love to see you. God bless!

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West Fork High School is in the midst of preparing for its fall production of “Shrek the Musical.” The show, set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, will feature a large cast of talented WFHS students. Auditions for the musical were held in late August, and students have been rehearsing lines, music and choreography since then. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks A nimation f ilm, “Shrek The Musical” is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (“Thoroughly Modern Millie”; “Caroline, or Change”) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. “Shrek” brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...,” and thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey (Travis Russell) and a feisty princess (Lauren Dohlman) who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy (Zayne Kelley), a cookie with an attitude (Ben Nelson) and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand...and his name is Shrek (Devin Ridgeway). Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. For cast members, learning their roles in this light-hearted tale has been both fun and challenging. “There are several components to a successful musical, and putting together the music, acting, and choreography together can be difficult,” said director Shelby Wilson. “The students are doing a wonderful job.” Performances are set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, at 7 p.m., in the north high school gym in Sheffield. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased through Oct. 27 at the West Fork High School office in Sheffield.

The West Fork Musical will feature Travis Russell, as Donkey (front row), Devin Ridgeway, as Shrek, and Lauren Dohlman, as Fiona (back row). SUBMITTED PHOTO

Combine fire reported in Sheffield BY ZACH CLEMENS The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a combine fire on the night of Oct. 10 around 7 p.m. The combine, owned by Greg-

ory and Marilee Jones was combining beans in a field just east of 20625 110th Street in Sheffield. The Dougherty Fire Department responded to the call and extinguished the blaze, but the com-

bine was a total loss as a result of the fire. A farm hand, Terrell Juhl, 72, of Hansell, was driving the combine at the time of the fire, but was not injured.


The Sheffield Press Thursday, October 20, 2016 • Shef¿eld, Iowa

Bottlenecks in the mental health system create costly and dangerous problems across the state

Fire Department donates to Sheffield Care Center The Sheffield Fire Department held their annual pork loin supper on Oct. 2. The firemen voted to donate the proceeds from the supper to the Sheffield Care Center’s project to replace the wheelchair accessible van used to take residents to appointments. Over the years the community has been very generous with support of the fire department, so it was de-

Dick Brown, of Thrivent Action Team leader, and Dan Fields, of Sheffield Fire Chief, present a $2,600 check to Chris Ruger, the Sheffield Care Center administrator. SUBMITTED PHOTO

cided to give back to the community this year. The department would like to give a big thank you to Thrivent

Financial and Bob and Kim Jensen, owners of the Wharf, for their generous donations.

Supervisors propose $3 million in rebates to NEW Co-Op BY ETHAN STOETZER The Franklin County Board of Supervisors approved an expansion of the 2015 Co-Op Urban Renewal Area/ Urban Renewal Plan with NEW Co-Op, expanding the coverage by 10 acres at the cooperative’s current property on the corner of Highway 3 and Wright Ave. The expansion of the facility will be a $23.5 million feed mill project, to add between 12 and 15 jobs to the area. As part of its expansion in Franklin County, NEW Co-Op has requested of the supervisors that they receive an expansion of the tax increment financing program, currently established as part of the agreement. The supervisors have proposed a $3 million dollar re-

bate program, valid at five years or at the $3 million max —whichever comes first. The acreage that NEW Co-Op has acquired is assessed at a base tax rate, said Auditor Michelle Giddings. Anything built on the land is an improvement, or “increment,” to be taxed at an additional rate, separate from the base. With the new tax rebate proposal, NEW Co-Op would pay its combined base rate and increment tax to the county, and would be refunded the amount after subtracting the base, until $3 million dollars has been reached, or five years have passed. Tax payments are made twice a year. A public hearing for the rebate program will occur on Monday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. for comments on the plan.

The barn has gone through a lot of renovations since West Fork started renting it. ZACH CLEMENS PHOTO

FARM LIFE DURING SCHOOL HOURS • West Fork FFA gets hands-on experience at the Animal Learning Center BY ZACH CLEMENS West Fork agricultural students are getting hands-on experience with raising livestock and learning about agriculture at the Animal Learning Center in Sheffield. The school is renting an old barn to educate students on different aspects of farm life. The barn once was the home of horses, and is owned by the Sukups. The family has been letting the FFA rent the barn since 2014, and the group has performed a number of upgrades to the property. “We did all the interior work, you could see through the walls,” said Christian Ames, a West Fork senior and member of FFA. “We stuffed it with insulation, put up plywood on the walls, put up gates, heaters and reinforced the ceiling.” Ames has been a part of FFA since he was a freshman and has been the president of the chapter for two years. “I like it because I can raise animals and show them at the fair,” Ames said. Kaitlyn Bonzer, the agriculture teacher at West Fork, said the animal Learning Center is a great way for kids who may not live on a farm, like Ames, to get real life experience with livestock.

West Fork Ag teacher Kaitlyn Bonzer discusses winterizing the barn with students. ZACH CLEMENS PHOTO

She started at West Fork in June, and chose the district because it was very similar to where she grew up in Nashua. Plus, she thought it was a good facility for the size of the district, with two green houses and the barn, which was a huge draw for her. “I teach animal science, we can actually work with them because we have the barn,” Bonzer said. “I can talk about animals all day long but if they can actually see them; that hands-on experience is so important.” The West Fork community is very supportive of FFA, knowing the great learning opportunities the barn and other facilities offer. Bonzer believes FFA is very important to rural communities. “I think one of the biggest things is we live in Iowa, and some people have never seen a pig, but it’s the cul-

ture that we live in,” Bonzer said. “I think it’s important for people who live in a rural state to see where their food actually comes from.” There are plans to have chickens over the winter, and more pigs next spring. With the fenced in area, goats are a possibility as the FFA continues to expand its learning. The West Fork FFA is heading to the national FFA convention in Indianapolis this week to learn and interact with other FFA chapters throughout the country. The convention is expected to attract over 64,000 visitors this year. The group is also raising funds to attend the state FFA convention in April. At West Fork, ag students can interact and learn from live animals and get real life hands-on experience. The culvert at the intersection of Gilman St. and U.S. 65 in Sheffield is being replaced. The box culvert that was originally there has run its course and is being replaced by two concrete pipes. The intersection will no longer have the median as well, as the design standard does not call for that anymore. The road should be reopened within a couple of weeks according to IDOT field service coordinator Pete Hjelmstad. ZACH CLEMENS PHOTO

BY TRAVIS FISCHER Everybody has had a bad day. Some people’s bad days are worse than others. Some people react to their bad days worse than others. Sometimes people react to their bad days so poorly that law enforcement has to step in. When a person has become a danger to themselves or others, they can be ordered by the court to be taken to a mental health facility where they can get the care and attention they need. This may mean a couple days of observation for them to calm down and get their head on straight, or it may mean addressing some long term issues. But in either case, finding a place for people who need mental health care has become a difficult and time consuming task in recent years as mental health resources have declined across the state, creating a variety of problems for everybody involved in the system, particularly when it comes to emergency committals. The emergency committal process begins with a call to law enforcement. Perhaps the subject just went through a bad break-up and is acting destructively. Perhaps they have had a little too much to drink at a family gathering and things are getting out of hand. It could be an individual in the middle of intense crisis or somebody with a history of issues that has finally gone too far. Whatever the reason, when an emergency committal is requested a sheriff’s deputy will escort the subject to the nearest emergency room where they can be checked out. From that point on, that deputy is legally bound by Iowa code to remain with the subject until they can be placed in the custody of a hospital with a mental health unit. While the subject is being examined by the emergency room staff, the paperwork for emergency committal begins. Details of the case are given to the magistrate judge for review and, if they agree that the subject is in need of mental health treatment, an order is given for the deputy to transport them to the appropriate facility. However, that order cannot be completed until there is a facility willing to accept the subject. This is where law enforcement runs into the bottleneck. “We run into a problem when it comes to looking for bed space,” says Franklin County Chief Deputy Linn Larson. “The system is not staffed. It does not have enough beds to adequately care for those that are in need.” Bed space, in this case, doesn’t merely refer to an available room with an unoccupied mattress. It means that the hospital must be staffed with nurses and psychiatric professionals capable of evaluating and caring for somebody with mental health needs. In a perfect world, when a deputy brings a subject into the emergency room for committal, the hospital would call the nearest mental health unit and ask them for a bed for the patient. During this time, the appropriate magistrate judge would be contacted to sign off on the court order for committal. Once a bed for the subject is found, the court order would be finished and hand delivered to the deputy, who would then transport the subject to that location and resume his normal duties. However, with the scarcity of available beds for mental health patients, every step in that process is extended. A deputy may have to wait several hours for a hospital to find an available bed. If the nearest mental health unit has nothing available, emergency room staff must go down the list of the next closest options, making phone calls until a bed can be found. Inability to find a bed quickly not only consumes the attention of hospital staff, but extends the time it takes for the deputy to complete their duty. Moreover, the longer it takes to find a bed, the more likely it is that the bed will be a considerable distance away. Larson says that it’s not uncommon for deputies to transport subjects as far as Davenport or Council Bluffs, each three hours away from Franklin County. This becomes a six hour round-trip for not just the deputy, but also the ambulance and crew required to transport them. “When one of our two ambulances in the county are out on a transfer, that’s a problem,” says Larson. Once at the receiving hospital, deputies can face additional delays as some hospitals won’t accept mental health patients without doing in-house examinations, even if the subject was already examined. Depending on how busy the hospital is, these additional tests can take several more hours. In addition, if the subject has committed a crime during their mental health crisis, a deputy will be

In a 2016 study from the Treatment Advocacy Center, Iowa ranks 51 in the nation for state hospital beds. Since 2010, the state has gone from 149 state hospital beds to 64, leaving two beds for every 100,000 people. needed to transport the subject back for their hearing, adding another multi-hour round trip to their duties down the line. The time it takes to process an involuntary committal from start to finish often consumes the bulk of an eight hour shift. In more extreme cases, it has taken as long as 59 hours to get somebody the care they need. The difficulties in finding bed space for mental health patients isn’t just a logistical issue for the Sheriff’s department, but a financial one as well. Needlessly tying up a deputy for six or more hours means not only does the Sheriff’s department pay for an otherwise out-of-commission deputy, but they must also bring in an off-duty officer to fill in for the occupied deputy. If no replacement officers can be found, that leaves a gap in the protection of the rest of the county. Every hour spent sitting in a hospital or driving halfway across the state is an hour that a deputy is not available to respond to other emergencies. “It becomes a nightmare issue for us,” says Larson. “We can have a lot of people on the road. But even fully staffed we can run out of people.” Adding to the frustration is the fact that hospitals are not obligated to take committals. Larson says that it is difficult to find beds for subjects that are belligerent, which can often be the case when handling an involuntary committal. “Not everybody is happy to go to the hospital,” says Larson. “Sometimes it does require people to physically restrain them.” Subjects that have been drinking can also be difficult to find beds for. Larson says that hospitals will sometimes make his deputies wait until the subject’s blood alcohol level has dropped before accepting them. “A lot of medical facilities pick and choose who they take,” says Larson. “We have no recourse. There’s no way to check that. We have to keep going down the list.” The difference in acceptance policy is different from hospital to hospital. Where some are particular about which patients they accept, others have become a reliable resource for law enforcement. Larson sings praises for Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames as an example of a mental health unit that works with law enforcement to get people the care they need quickly. “Ames is a shining light,” says Larson. “The only time that they’ve turned us down is when they are full.” Some steps have been taken to speed up the committal process. Last year the state launched the CareMatch database, which syncs up the state’s mental health units to show in real time how many beds are available and where they are. However, Franklin County Magistrate Andrea Miller says that hospitals either aren’t using the system or don’t update it frequently enough for it to be useful. As the magistrate that signs off on mental health committals, Miller shares the frustration that law enforcement has with finding beds for patients and she is far from the only one. “That is the frustration throughout the state. There just aren’t enough beds available,” says Miller. “I know that the legislature has tried addressing this issue, but nothing that they have changed has made a dent in the issue of not having beds.” The number of available beds in the state has been on a steady decline for years, but a recent push by the state government to close state-run facilities has exasperated the issue. In a 2016 study from the Treatment Advocacy Center, Iowa ranks 51 in the nation for state hospital beds. Since 2010, the state has gone from 149 state hospital beds to 64, leaving two beds for every 100,000 people.

“Those beds are gone and we don’t have fewer people,” said Miller. “Iowa somehow needs to attract more professionals in the line of mental health.” In 2015, Governor Terry Branstad unilaterally shut down two state hospitals, one in Mount Pleasant and another in Clarinda. The decision resulted in a bi-partisan attempt from the state legislature to re-open the facilities, however that bill was vetoed by the Governor, anticipating that private organizations and community services would pick up the slack. “Not only did they close beds, they closed the only facilities that specialized in psychogeriatrics and substance abuse,” says Russell Wood, Community Services Director in Franklin County. Wood says losing mental health care for the elderly and substance abuse specialists affects two large Iowa demographics, resulting in an increased strain on hospitals that are less equipped to effectively treat those specific needs. Instead, the state is continuing to shut down mental health units. Earlier this year the governor ordered the closure of 15 beds at the Independence Mental Health Institute. These beds were part of the Psychiatric Medical Institution for Children unit. Juvenile cases are even more complicated than normal committals. With fewer facilities staffed to handle juvenile committals, Larson says that his deputies can often spend twelve hours just finding a bed for a juvenile subject. Like law enforcement, the strain that the lack of state beds has on the mental health system is also a financial issue for hospitals, particularly if the subject is on Medicaid. Once accepting a patient, hospitals are legally required to keep them, but Medicaid will only pay for medically necessary treatments. This leaves hospitals effectively eating the cost of caring for patients for weeks or even months at a time. It’s not all bad news for the state’s mental health system though. In place of hospital rooms, community based alternatives are cropping up to handle acute and long-term needs of people who need help. Wood says that Hope Wellness Center in Woodward is developing a Crisis Stabilization Unit where people in need of mental help can stay for up to five days for no charge so long as they aren’t in imminent danger. For people capable of realizing that they need some help, it is a resource they can use before a bad day becomes a dangerous one. On the other end, Wood says that transitional living centers are being established in Iowa Falls, Newton, Norwalk, and potentially in Ames. For people with nowhere to go, these facilities will help arrange low income housing, therapy, benefits, job placement, and community placement to get people back on their feet. “It costs a lot less and it’s more therapeutic to provide services in your community than in an institution,” says Wood. It is hoped that these kind of resources can alleviate the demand for bed space, either by giving people a place to go before intervention is needed or reducing the time they spend in a mental health bed. By expanding community based resources, it is hoped that the stigma of mental illness may fade away as well, encouraging people to get help before they run into a crisis. “People, unfortunately, make a lot of poor choices when they’re in crisis,” says Wood. With little hope of reopening the state-run beds, a focus on community based preventative measures seems to be the direction that the state legislature is moving as well. “I think the goal is that we ultimately have more beds throughout the state at the sub-acute level for intervention,” says Iowa House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer. “Then hopefully it won’t rise to the level where law enforcement has to take care of them.” At the legislative level, Upmeyer says one of the biggest challenges is the lack of mental health providers. A variety of strategies have been attempted to attract mental health professionals to the state, but few seem to work. “It’s a tough one, and I think it’s shared in many states across the country,” says Upmeyer. “We’re very interested in trying to find solutions.” For Deputy Larson, he’s hopeful that more preventive measures will help alleviate the demand for bed space, but he’ll believe it when he sees it. Regardless, he still insists that more attention should be given to increasing the number of beds. “I hope it works,” says Larson. “But there needs to be more beds in the state.”







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Centenarian recognition event in Spencer Oct. 26 One hundred years ago, Europe was embroiled in The Great War, Alaska and Hawaii were still only territories, and the centenarians of today were just beginning their grand journeys. Now, the Iowa Department on Aging and Elderbridge Agency on Aging will be honoring those Iowans 100 years in age and older at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, on Oct. 26. The celebration will begin at 2 p.m., in the Great Room of the Highlands independent living facility of St. Luke Homes. The event will feature light refreshments, a speech honoring the centenarians and a video showing the recognized centenarians and the Iowa they grew up in. This event gives Iowa’s oldest and most treasured citizens a chance to be recognized and appreciated for all that they have given to our state and country throughout their long lives. “We are so fortunate to have such a large number of centenarians in Iowa,” said Iowa Department on Aging Director Donna Harvey. “They have lived through things many of us have only read about in books or seen in movies; their collective wisdom and experience is an inspiration to us all. We can learn so much from these men and women who have helped make Iowa the great state that it is.” Last year, on Sept. 16, 2015 Elderbridge honored nine area centenarians in an event held at the Tompkins Celebration Center at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Department on Aging Director Donna Harvey spent the afternoon meeting the

1. WHEN TO ENROLL: There are three enrollment periods during which you can sign up for Medicare. Initial Enrollment - The first time you can sign up for Medicare is called the Initial Enrollment Period. This is a 7-month window that begins three months before your 65th birthday and ends three months after your birthday. If you sign up during the Initial Enrollment Period, you can sign up for a plan without answering any medical questions. General Enrollment Period - If you don’t sign up before you turn age 65 there is General Enrollment Period in which you can sign up between January 1–March 31 each year. Special Enrollment Period - Is only available to individuals that meet certain requirements. 2. BASIC MEDICARE EXPLAINED - A AND B: Medicare Part A helps cover your inpatient care in hospitals. Think of it as hospital insurance. Medicare Part A will help cover your medical costs when you are already sick. This also includes coverage in critical access hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and home health care. It does not cover long-

term care. Medicare Part B covers preventative care and is medical insurance. Think of Part B as in the word Before. Medicare part B covers the costs before you become sick or injured. Routine check-ups with your doctor are the types of expenses covered by Part B. 3. SUPPLEMENTAL MEDICARE INSURANCE... ...DO I NEED IT? Sometimes there is confusion as to what Medicare will and will not cover. Medicare only covers 80 percent of the cost for Medicare-covered services. For example, if you are hospitalized and leave with a bill of $10,000 Medicare will only cover 80 percent, leaving you with a $2,000 bill. You will have to pay that bill out of pocket. In addition, basic Medicare does not include drug coverage. You would have to cover your medication costs out of pocket if you do not have a prescription drug plan. Types of Medicare Supplemental Plans: Medicare Advantage or Part C: Medicare Advantage plans combine your Part A and Part B coverage and act as your primary insurance. Private insurance companies provide

the Medicare Part C coverage. They typically include prescription drug coverage. Medicare Supplement or Medigap: These plans are also known as Medigap Plans because they cover the 20 percent of costs that Medicare does not cover. There are different plans that provide different levels of coverage. Medicare Prescription Drug or Part D: plans help offset the costs associated with your medications. There are different plans with varying costs and coverage. Speak with a Medicare specialist in order to help you find the right plan.

4. MAKE SURE YOUR DR. ACCEPTS MEDICARE: When you enroll in Medicare or any Medicare program, you should ensure that your doctor accepts Medicare insurance and payments. 5. REVIEW YOUR PLAN ANNUALLY: The Annual Enrollment Period each year runs from Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. Call Elderbridge at 1 (800) 2430678 to set up an appointment with a SHIIP Counselor to talk about your Medicare options.

IOWA AEA ONLINE: A resource for students and families Does your child have an endangered species project to complete? Reference information can be found in the Britannica School Online edition, a truly multimedia encyclopedia. Does your child need to create a presentation about a different cult ure? Tr y the resource, CultureGrams for an inside look at cultures around the world and within the United States. Or does your child want a Carruthers photo of Derek Jeter? The resource, AP Images, will have many photo options that can be downloaded and used by your child for their learning. Does your child need a

nonfiction book about volcanoes? The resource, TrueFLIX, has several eBook titles that can be read by the child and also includes an option for the book to be read aloud to the child. Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267) offers all of these online resources and more to area students and educators served by the agency through a cooperative with all of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. This statewide collaborative project provides no-cost access to 14 high-quality, webbased resources for all Iowa PreK-12 grade students and teachers and is known as Iowa AEA Online. These electronic, across-the-curriculum resources allow all schools, regardless of financial or geographic constraints, to offer a “library without walls” that is open 24 hours a day, seven days

a week, from any internet-accessible computer, at school or at home. Iowa AEA Online resources give your child access to a wealth of information for assignments, classroom projects and personal interest. Your child can access these online resources at using the username and password for their specific school building. To learn more, contact your local school teacher librarian or an AEA 267 media and technology consultant. Cheryl Carruthers is a library media specialist and supervisor with Area Education Agency 267, which serves over 62,000 students in school districts representing 18 counties in north central and eastern Iowa. She can be reached at ccarruthers@

24 Emerging Ag Leaders named for Iowa Corn I-LEAD Class 8; I-LEAD Class 7 Graduates, reflects on last two years Twenty-four men and women from across Iowa have been officially named to Class 8 of the Iowa Corn Leadership Enhancement and Development (I-LEAD) program, sponsored by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA). I-LEAD is a two-year program to provide Iowa’s talented men and women with the tools they need to succeed as leaders and spokespeople for the agriculture industry. “Helping identify and mold new agriculturists continues to be tantamount to our industry’s future success,” said Iowa Corn Promo-

tion Board President Larry Klever, a farmer from Audubon. “These individuals have made agriculture not only part of their occupation, but their passion. I-LEAD ensures we have effective ag leaders serving at all levels of our state commodity boards and organizations.” Members of Class 7 of the I-LEAD graduated and received recognition during a ceremony prior to the Iowa Corn Annual Grassroots Summit meeting in late August. Class 7 includes: Elizabeth Burns-Thompson (Polk), Connie Casson (Pottawattamie), Matt Eddy (Polk), Alex Edgington (Mitchell), Michael Fritch (Polk), Drew Gieselman (Linn), Katie Hall-Despins (Polk), Laura Holoukec (Polk), James Jordan (Story), Bonnie Kro-

neman (Mitchell), Brandon Maier (Wright), Chris Mehrens (O’Brien), Maur y Noonan (Cer ro Gordo), Sara Ross (Pottawattamie), Jason Schwenneker (Polk), Marcie Stevenson (Story), Adam Theis (Omaha, NE), and Charlie White (Poweshiek) “I-LEAD exposes you to more of the world and provides you tools to be able to listen, learn and confidently share your story with the media, consumers and people from other countries,” explained Michael Fritch of Class 7, a farmer from Central Iowa. “I am more knowledgeable about the issues facing our industry and I am better able to talk to the public and lawmakers about those issues.” The new Class 8 will meet in a series of ten sessions over two years to build practical communications and

decision-making skills, develop key contacts in Iowa and beyond, and explore the challenges confronting agriculture and rural Iowa. They will attend National Corn Congress, go on a domestic mission and will also decide as a class if they will go on an international mission. Class 8 represents a broad range of individuals with diverse backgrounds and careers from production agriculture, the food and agriculture industry, education and government. Local member includes: Tara Jo Pralle, Franklin – Tara works as an Insurance Account Specialist at Farm Credit Services of America assisting customers in their risk management decisions and helping with marketing in a seven county region in Eastern Iowa.

Muilenburg new Publicity REPORT CARD Director for FC Fair Board honored guests and their families. In addition, 83 other centenarians in the 29 counties serviced by Elderbridge were also recognized and received a certificate signed by the Governor. In total, over 600 centenarians across Iowa were recognized. This year all Iowans who will be 100 or older by Dec. 31, 2016 are eligible to take part. The Governor will be invited to all the regional recognition events held this fall put on by the six agencies on aging in Iowa. However, depending on his schedule, Governor Branstad may be represented by another member of his office, the executive branch or the legislature at the ceremony in Spencer. It’s not too late for a centenarian to be recognized. If they haven’t filled one out already, an information release form can be obtained by contacting Danika.Welsch@iowa. gov or mail the Iowa Department on Aging – Centenarian Project, 510 E 12th St., Ste. 2, Des Moines, IA 50319-9025. Centenarians who reside in long-term care facilities have already been contacted through the facility administrator; however, if you know of a centenarian who is living at home, please feel free to direct them or their caregivers to the Iowa Department on Aging’s website at centenarians.

The Franklin County Fair Board recently announced Barb Muilenburg, of Iowa Falls, as their new Marketing/Publicity Director for the fair. “We were excited to have such an excellent candidate apply for this position,” said Fair Board President Jon Baltes. “We felt Barb’s former experience in fundraising, event planning and marketing made her the perfect candidate for the job.” Baltes added that Muilenburg will work part-time at the fair office in Hampton and then out of her home office in Iowa Falls. “We are already planning the fair,” said Baltes. “Anyone with sponsorship ideas or who is ready to sign up for 2017 fair, July 19-23, can call the fair office at (641) 456-2049, or call Barb at (641) 373-7001. She’s already started working!” “I love fairs and events where communities and families come together for a good time,” Muilenburg said. “I am excited to bring my experience in event Muilenburg management and fund/marketing development to the Franklin County Fair! “Sadly, I have never been to this fair but I have heard wonderful things from volunteers, board members and staff. I am beyond excited to experience my first Franklin County Fair.” Muilenburg was born and raised in Davenport. She attended the University of Iowa and then lived in Chicago. She came to Iowa Falls two years ago with her new husband, Troy Muilenburg, who is head coach of the Ellsworth Men’s Basketball Program. “Troy and I lived about a mile apart when we were growing up in Davenport,” said Muilenburg, “but we didn’t know each other. We both were home for the Bix Jazz Festival a couple years ago and met.” The couple’s blended family includes Barb’s three children, Jenna, Tommy and Jon, and Troy’s kids, Tate and Tia. “My kids are grown,” she explained. “Tate and Tia are still in high school.” Before accepting the position with the fair, she worked in sales for Times Citizen Communications in Iowa Falls. Muilenburg is a realtor with GNB, Grundy National Bank, and teaches fitness classes at the Dale Howard Family Activity Center. She and her husband have collaborated and self-published several children’s books and recently gained a national distributer. She is a member of the Iowa Falls Rotary Club and a volunteer for Wings of Refuge, a program for women who have been victims of sex trafficking.

Data walls help teachers track students progress throughout the year. ZACH CLEMENS PHOTO

“The focus of WIN Time is on literacy, and students focus on specific targeted needs during that time,” Strike said. Students who are labeled at-risk will get extra support during the Success Classroom. There was also a summer school pilot program that ran a week in June and a week in August. It was optional; about 20 students attended each session. “The summer school provides extra support to get the students on grade level,” Strike said. Teachers at West Fork are now using data walls that will track every student in the district and their progress throughout the year. These assessment measures help teachers and administration identify specific skills students may be lacking in a particular area so they can get the specific supports they need throughout the day. There is also a reading buddies program where retired seniors come in and read to some of the younger students at West Fork. While some of the scores at West Fork were lower than state averages, each school in the district was acceptable or better. According to Superintendent Strike, the report cards are a one-day snapshot of each school with a lot of variables that could affect the outcome. West Fork is committed to improving student comprehension and retention.


The Sheffield Press Thursday, October 20, 2016 â&#x20AC;˘ ShefÂżeld, Iowa


Northey comments on Iowa harvest Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recently commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corn and soybean harvest is moving forward, but remains fairly slow due to the damp weather and periodic rain,â&#x20AC;? Northey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 33 percent of corn and 62 percent of beans that have been combined remain behind the five-year average. Several days of dry weather would be very helpful and allow farmers to make significant progress on both corn and bean harvest.â&#x20AC;? The weekly report is also available on the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at or on USDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s site at www. The report summary follows here: â&#x20AC;˘ WEEKLY CROP REPORT Fieldwork was slowed by damp, foggy conditions but farmers were able to make some harvest progress during the 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Oct. 16, according the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Many farmers reported waiting for crops

to dry down in the field before harvesting and concentrating on corn rather than soybeans. Other activities for the week included fall tillage, manure and fertilizer applications, and seeding of cover crops. Topsoil moisture levels rated 1 percent very short, four percent short, 82 percent adequate and 13 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated one percent very short, four percent short, 80 percent adequate and 15 percent surplus. Ninety-seven percent of the corn crop was mature or beyond, three days behind last year, but one day ahead of the five-year average. Thirty-three percent of the corn crop for grain has been harvested, four days behind last year and almost one week behind average. Moisture content of field corn being harvested was at 18 percent. Corn condition rated 82 percent good to excellent. Ninety-six percent of soybeans were dropping leaves or beyond, equal to the five-year average. Sixty-two percent of soybeans have been harvested, six days behind last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pace. Pasture condition was rated 62 percent good to excellent. Livestock conditions were described as good.

FROM THE LOG FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF Monday, October 10: â&#x20AC;˘ Deputies received 8 calls for service. Among the calls was a false 9-1-1 call. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:59 a.m.: Deputies were called to a misc. civil matter. â&#x20AC;˘ 7:05 a.m.: Deputies transported a prisoner to the Hardin County Jail, Eldora. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:35 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a controlled burn. â&#x20AC;˘ 11:56 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 100 block of Bennett Dr., Sheffield. â&#x20AC;˘ 2:12 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a controlled burn in the 700 block of 190th St., Latimer. â&#x20AC;˘ 4:37 p.m.: Subject requested to speak with a deputy on 190th St., Alexander. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:09 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a traffic complaint northbound on Olive Ave. near Chapin. Tuesday, October 11: â&#x20AC;˘ Deputies received 12 calls for service. Among the calls were 2 false 9-1-1 calls. â&#x20AC;˘ 12:19 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a neighborhood complaint in the 1500 block of Balsam Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 3:19 a.m.: Deputies received a report of stolen keys in the 200 block of Grant St., Coulter. â&#x20AC;˘ 7:14 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a controlled burn. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:05 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a railroad crossing problem. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:14 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of 95th St. and Nettle Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:58 p.m.: Deputies were called to a fire in the 1200 block of 80th St., Coulter. â&#x20AC;˘ 6:42 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel at the Sheffield Care Center, Sheffield. â&#x20AC;˘ 7:39 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a misc. issue with a railroad crossing on County Road C-13. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:17 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage car-pig accident in the 1300 block of 190th St., Hampton. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:34 p.m.: Deputies received a traffic complaint on Highway 3. Wednesday, October 12: â&#x20AC;˘ Deputies received 11 calls for service. Among the calls were 2 false 9-1-1 calls. â&#x20AC;˘ 6:54 a.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage accident near the intersection of 190th St. and Mallard Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 7:53 a.m.: Deputies assisted fire personnel with fire hot spots in the 1200 block of 80th St., Coulter. â&#x20AC;˘ 9:58 a.m.: Deputies transported a prisoner to the Wright County Jail. â&#x20AC;˘ 2:35 p.m.: Deputies received a report of an animal on the roadway near the intersection of 215th St. and Raven Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:08 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a controlled burn in the 2200 block of 80th St., Ackley. â&#x20AC;˘ 7:28 p.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police on Highway 65. â&#x20AC;˘ 9:19 p.m.: Deputies dispatched another agency. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:16 p.m.: Subject requested to speak with a deputy. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:59 p.m.: Deputies received an erratic driver report on Highway 65. Thursday, October 13: â&#x20AC;˘ Deputies received 21 calls for service. Among the calls were 2 false 9-1-1 calls. â&#x20AC;˘ 12:09 a.m.: Subject requested to speak with a deputy in the 2400 block of Thrush Ave., Sheffield. â&#x20AC;˘ 12:26 a.m.: Deputies were called to an alarm in the 500 block of E. Gilman St., Sheffield. It was deemed a false alarm. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:09 a.m.: Deputies were called to a misc. civil matter on Apricot Ave., Dows.

â&#x20AC;˘ 9:11 a.m.: Deputies were called to a personal injury accident near the intersection of Mallard Ave. and Highway 3. â&#x20AC;˘ 11:35 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 200 block of Donovan St., Latimer. â&#x20AC;˘ 12:26 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage accident near the intersection of 255th St. and 4th St., Sheffield. â&#x20AC;˘ 2:01 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a controlled burn of an old barn in the 700 block of Spruce Ave., Geneva. â&#x20AC;˘ 2:34 p.m.: Deputies received a report of suspicious activity in Alexander. â&#x20AC;˘ 2:55 p.m.: Deputies received a trespassing report in the 500 block of Finch Ave., Dows. â&#x20AC;˘ 4:17 p.m.: Deputies received a controlled burn report in the 1400 block of Lake Dr., Hampton. â&#x20AC;˘ 4:58 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 1800 block of Wright Ave., Alexander. â&#x20AC;˘ 6:21 p.m.: Deputies received a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block of S. Van Kirk St., Latimer. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:12 p.m.: Deputies assisted fire personnel with a fire call for hot spots. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:33 p.m.: Deputies were called to a report of a mule in the roadway in the 1700 block of Quail Ave., Hampton. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:39 p.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist with getting a disabled vehicle off the roadway on the southbound on ramp near the 165 mile marker, Latimer. â&#x20AC;˘ 9:54 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 400 block of 2nd Ave., Hampton. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:04 p.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer property damage accident near the southbound 173 mile marker of I-35. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:26 p.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police at Kum and Go, in Hampton. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:51 p.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police in arresting Christine Urness, 23, of Mason City, for public intoxication. Friday, October 14: â&#x20AC;˘ Deputies received 15 calls for service. Among the calls was a false 9-1-1 call. â&#x20AC;˘ 8 a.m.: Deputies transported prisoner. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:20 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle at Beeds Lake. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:59 a.m.: Subject requested to speak with an officer. â&#x20AC;˘ 11:22 a.m.: Deputies arrested Brian Cady, 34, of Latimer, for violation of a no contact order. He was placed in a cell and then transported to the Hardin County Jail to serve two days in jail. â&#x20AC;˘ 12:22 p.m.: Deputies assisted a funeral procession at Maynes Grove. â&#x20AC;˘ 2:21 p.m.: Deputies transported a prisoner. â&#x20AC;˘ 4:16 p.m.: Deputies received a garbage complaint in the 100 block of 4th St., Chapin. â&#x20AC;˘ 4:50 p.m.: Deputies assisted fire personnel with a call to the 500 block of E. Gilman St., Sheffield. Deemed a false alarm. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:48 p.m.: Subject requested to speak with deputies in the 100 block of 3rd St., Chapin. â&#x20AC;˘ 6:52 p.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer accident in the 1500 block of Highway 65. â&#x20AC;˘ 9:40 p.m.: Deputies received a request for extra patrol in the 700 block of Spruce Ave., Geneva. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:04 p.m.: Deputies were called to a family dispute in the 1700 block of Warbler Ave., Dumont. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:33 p.m.: Deputies received a report of suspicious activity in the 10 block of 2nd Ave., Hampton. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:36 p.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police in arresting Kyle Kaehn,

21, of Hampton, for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamines with intent to deliver (Class B felony), carry weapons, a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear for driving while suspended, and violation of probation for burglary third. He was held to appear. Saturday, October 15: â&#x20AC;˘ Deputies received 13 calls for service. Among the calls were 2 false 9-1-1 calls. â&#x20AC;˘ 12:17 a.m.: Deputies were called to a domestic matter in the 300 block of S St., Geneva. â&#x20AC;˘ 3:38 a.m.: Deputies received a driving complaint on I-35 southbound from the Avenue of the Saints. â&#x20AC;˘ 4:46 a.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:07 a.m.: Deputies arrested Andy Joe Exline, 31, of Hampton, on a charge of domestic abuse assault. He was transported to the Hardin County Jail. â&#x20AC;˘ 6:11 a.m.: Deputies transported a prisoner to the Hardin County Jail. â&#x20AC;˘ 11:36 a.m.: Deputies transported a prisoner to the Hamilton County Jail, Webster City. â&#x20AC;˘ 11:53 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a swindle attempt in the 1800 block of Indigo Ave., Latimer. â&#x20AC;˘ 12:25 p.m.: Deputies received a traffic complaint on Highway 65 south. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:53 p.m.: Subject requested to speak with a deputy. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:58 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 1700 block of 105th St., Geneva. Sunday, October 16: â&#x20AC;˘ Deputies received 16 calls for service. Among the calls was a false 9-1-1 calls. â&#x20AC;˘ 12:18 a.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police at Progress Park. â&#x20AC;˘ 12:28 a.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police in arresting David Espejo-Landa, 32, of Hampton, for public intoxication. He was placed in a cell and held to appear. â&#x20AC;˘ 9:13 a.m.: Deputies assisted the Hampton Police with a medical call. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:24 a.m.: Deputies were called to a controlled burn in the 1700 block of 75th St., Geneva. â&#x20AC;˘ 11:55 a.m.: Deputies were called to an alarm in the 1600 block of 250th St., Sheffield. â&#x20AC;˘ 12:55 p.m.: Subject requested to speak with a deputy in Coulter. â&#x20AC;˘ 2:52 p.m.: Subject requested to speak with a deputy in 400 block of Hardin Road. â&#x20AC;˘ 4:16 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage accident on Highway 65. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:31 p.m.: Deputies assisted the Iowa State Patrol on Interstate 35. â&#x20AC;˘ 6:24 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a controlled burn in the 1400 block of Kildeer, Latimer. â&#x20AC;˘ 6:33 p.m.: Deputies assisted the Iowa State Patrol who arrested Taj Pelkowski, 18, of Hayward, Wisc., for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to affix drug tax stamps, a controlled substance violation, and possession of a controlled substance (cannabidiol.) He was placed in a cell and held to appear. â&#x20AC;˘ 6:37 p.m.: Deputies assisted the Iowa State Patrol who arrested Misty Morning Gaston, 30, of Wiscon, for possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. She posted bond and was released. â&#x20AC;˘ 8 p.m.: Subject requested to speak with a deputy. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:16 p.m.: Deputies dispatched medical personnel to the 900 block of McManus St., Dumont. â&#x20AC;˘ 9:42 p.m.: Subject requested to speak with a deputy.

The organization now has a girls orphanage with 80 girls, a boys one with 64, an orphanage with babies and widows, a medical clinic, dental clinic and a school in different villages they have set up. Yet after Hurricane Matthew blew through Haiti, there was almost total devastation of their villages. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagine a tornado on ground for 16 hours,â&#x20AC;? Van Gorkom said. Almost all traditional buildings were destroyed, however all of the Safe T HomesÂŽ remain standing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The villages] took a direct hit, yet all of the Safe T HomesÂŽ were standing,â&#x20AC;? Van Gorkom said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They withstood 145 mph winds and the homes performed just the way they were supposed to.â&#x20AC;? The Safe T HomesÂŽ are constructed with 20 gauge galvanized steel, and are round, like the classic Sukup grain bin. They are weather, fire and termite-proof with locking doors and windows. The homes can be fitted with solar panels and a water collection system. The double chamber roofs allow for air circulation, actually making it 12-15 degrees cooler inside the homes, said Steve Sukup, CFO of Sukup Manufacturing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were all sorts of ideas and improvements after we built that first one,â&#x20AC;? Sukup said. The homes can be built with simple hand tools and can be constructed on site. It takes six people about eight hours to build one. Once the home is constructed and put on a bed of gravel, concrete is poured inside the home and becomes a 4-inch concrete base. This concrete allows for the homes to withstand high winds, like what occurred Hurricane Matthew. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite rewarding knowing these homes saved lives,â&#x20AC;? Sukup said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people at Sukup were involved, from the manufacturing side, the grain bin side and structuring part of the company.â&#x20AC;? There are around 200 Safe T HomesÂŽ in Haiti, and every single one of them withstood the 145 mph winds. Up to 60 people were crammed into a single home in multiple villages during the hurricane. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Literally thousands of lives were saved because of these homes,â&#x20AC;? Van Gorkom said. DeYoung has already been back to Haiti since the hurricane to bring

The Safe T Homes saved thousands of lives. SUBMITTED PHOTO

145 mph winds wrecked havoc on the island. SUBMITTED PHOTO

medical supplies, water and food to the Haitian people. This week another team of volunteers is heading to the island to provide support, with people from Iowa, Indiana and Vermont making the trip.

There are more homes in storage in Haiti, with plans of bringing more down to construct. Sukup Manufacturing will continue to produce Safe T HomesÂŽ and work with GoServ Global to help those less fortunate.

WF BOARD â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am disappointed in the lack of security and emergency planning in this district,â&#x20AC;? she said. Pitzenberger asked the Board if they could name anything that had been in the past 2-to-5 years with little answer from the Board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have dropped in multiple times in the last month,â&#x20AC;? Pitzenberger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are unlocked doors that are supposed to be monitored, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the case. This poses a huge security problem at West Fork.â&#x20AC;? She said there are one dozen doors at each campus and it appears that zero doors are monitored. Pitzenberger said she has spoken to parents from Mason City, Rockford, Northwood and other towns and that those schools are better secured and policies are in place. She referenced the Iowa School Safety Alliance that has a large list of things schools can do to make sure students are safe and secure during school hours and that the West Fork handbook has little to nothing in it in regards to emergency preparedness. West Fork Superintendent Darrin Strike noted that on October 24 there would be a training called â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love you guysâ&#x20AC;? for all teachers that would deal with an active in-

truder in the school. Adam Wedmore, service director of the Rockwell-Swaledale EMS explained that â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love you guys is a framework, not a specific plan, we have to make it district, building and classroom specific.â&#x20AC;? He said the Board has to make this a priority, and to work with each group, from fire departments, EMS, and police to formulate a plan to best keep students safe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I go to Kraft Foods [in Mason City] and I get escorted around the building,â&#x20AC;? Wedmore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hold a higher standard for our school district.â&#x20AC;? The Board all agreed that the discussion on safety will continue and they would all work together to get set plans on emergency situations. In other news, the Board heard a presentation about teacher leadership from a number of West Fork teachers. They discussed the multi-tiered system of support the teachers have been using to make sure students get the support they need. Teachers are now using data walls to track student performance and make sure they get the support they need.

FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE Civil Court â&#x20AC;˘ Hauge Associates Inc vs. Patricia Halverson. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 10 in the amount of $11,262.76 with $795.12 in pre-judgment interest and 2.57% interest from October 10. District Court The court handled 1 probation violations. â&#x20AC;˘ Tyler Pohlman, 32, Hampton, pled guilty on October 10 to Assault Causing Bodily Injury. Pohlman was sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended), placed on one year probation, fined $315 plus 35% surcharge, and $100 in costs. â&#x20AC;˘ Michelle Peysakhovich, 19, Plymouth, received a deferred judgment on October 10 to Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana First Offense. Peysakhovich was placed on one year of no supervision, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative, and $100 in costs. â&#x20AC;˘ Steven Quade, 27, Roseville, MN, received a deferred judgment on October 10 to Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana 1st Offense. Quade was assessed a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative and $140 in costs. â&#x20AC;˘ Griffin Landy, 19, Bondurant, pled guilty on October 10 to Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana First Offense. Landy was sentenced to two days in jail or two days in OWI Program, fined $315 plus 35% surcharge, $10 DARE, and $1,564.75 in costs. An additional charge of OWI First Offense was dismissed. Small Claims â&#x20AC;˘ Leroy Brandt, Ackley vs. Milton and Reinhold Heyde, Hampton. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 5 in the amount of $2,874.85 with pre-judgment interest of $354.99 and 2.57% interest from April 28. â&#x20AC;˘ Bryce Chaplin, Ackley vs. Milton and

Reinhold Heyde, Hampton. Judgment for the plaintiff on October 5 in the amount of $1,318 with pre-judgment interest of $162.75 and 2.57% interest from April 28. Real Estate The Franklin County Recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office recorded the following real estate transactions: â&#x20AC;˘ Warranty Deed: Diane Wilkinson to Michael Wilkinson, Tr SW1/4 NE1/4 3492-20, 20161810 â&#x20AC;˘ Warranty Deed: Michael Wilkinson to IPE1031 REV197, LLC, Tr SW1/4 NE1/4 34-92-20, 20161812 â&#x20AC;˘ Quit Claim Deed: Rachel Pluff to Eric Pluff, Tr SE1/4 16-92-22, 20161813 â&#x20AC;˘ Court Officer Deed: Estate of Jerry Plagge to Scott and Troy Plagge, N1/2 NE1/4 14-92-22, 20161816 â&#x20AC;˘ Warranty Deed: Jackie Vogelgesang, Joe Ganson to Kathy Meadows, N1/2 SE1/4 Blk 6 Harrimanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Add, Hampton, 20161819 â&#x20AC;˘ Warranty Deed: Kathy Meadows to Todd and Deb Witte, N1/2 SE1/4 Blk 6 Harrimanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Add, Hampton, 20161823 â&#x20AC;˘ Quit Claim Deed: Living Trust Amended and Restated of Maurice Vosberg to Gabriel and Gina Jorgensen, E1/2 Lot 6 Beeds Lake Property B, 20161821 â&#x20AC;˘ Warranty Deed: Barton Schaefer to Deborah Tolan, Lot 23 Ferris 1st Add, Hampton, 20161832 â&#x20AC;˘ Warranty Deed: Wesenberg Farm, LLC to Michelle Pralle, Parcel A NW1/4 3-90-22, 20161836 â&#x20AC;˘ Court Officer Deed: Estate of Delorse Jean Meints to Roberta and Roma Abernathey, Lot 5 Blk 2 Glendale Park, Hampton, 20161827, 20161828, 20161829 â&#x20AC;˘ Warranty Deed: Mervin and Yvonne Koozer to Richard and Sharon Paulsen, Tr Lots 9 and 10 Blk 1 VFW Add, Hampton, Tr SW1/4 SW1/4 27-92-20, 20161845

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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS UNAPPROVED MINUTES OCTOBER 10, 2016 Be it duly noted these minutes of 10/10/16 are UNOFFICIAL minutes. The Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 8:30 a.m., with Board members Corey Eberling-Chairman, Gary McVicker and Michael Nolte present. Motion by McVicker, seconded by Nolte, approves the agenda as submitted. All ayes, motion carried. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, approves the minutes of 10/3/16. All ayes. Motion carried. Committee Updates: McVicker reported drainage culvert on 120th Street between Grouse & Finch Avenue with multiple holes and 120th Street west of Eagle Avenue ruts in the road; Emergency Management Commission; Dorrell Drive parking matter; Joint DD #3-111 and #4118 drainage issues; Conservation Employment Committee meeting for hiring of a Director. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, approves a Road Closure on 160th Street between Timber Avenue and Vine Avenue as of 9 a.m. 10/03/2016 for culvert construction/repair; and 160th Street between Vine Avenue and Warbler Avenue as of 8 a.m. 10/03/2016 for culvert construction/repair. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, approves an Application to Perform Work within Franklin County Highway Right of Way for Larry Hanson to shape ditch along Mallard Avenue along Sec 12, Hamilton Township. All ayes. Motion carried. At 9:30 a.m., Tracey Hartkopp-Landowner requested to purchase a Franklin County tax certiÂżcate for parcel 1322429005; Popejoy Addition, Lots 1 & 2, Blk 2. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, assigns a Franklin County Tax CertiÂżcate on parcel 1322429005 to Tracey and Monty Hartkopp for the price of $10 assignment fee and the $27.41 for drainage assessments, due immediately. Per Iowa Code, a 90 day waiting period is required with in order to request a deed can be proposed to the Board. All ayes, motion carried. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, approves an Urban Renewal and Development Activity to hire Dorsey & Whitney LLP as legal counsel for Franklin Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed expansion of the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area and Development Agreement not to exceed $7,500. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion by McVicker, seconded by Nolte, opens at 10 a.m., a Public Hearing for the purpose on the designation of the expanded 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area and on urban renewal plan amendment. All ayes. Motion carried. Present was: Amy Holmgaard-First Deputy Auditor and Lisa Flack-Planning and Zoning Flack presented a letter of recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Board investigated and found that notice of the intention of the Board to conduct a public hearing on the designation of an urban renewal area and on a proposed urban renewal plan amendment had been published according to law and as directed by the Board and that this is the time and place at which the Board shall receive oral or written objections from any resident or property owner of the County. No written objections, statements, and evidence were reported to the Board, and no oral objections, statements, and all other exhibits were presented. There being no further objections, comments, or evidence offered, the Chairperson announced the hearing closed. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, closes at 10:25 a.m., the Public Hearing. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion by McVicker, seconded by Nolte, adopts â&#x20AC;&#x153;Resolution 2016-36: To declare necessity and establish an urban renewal area, pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and approve urban renewal plan amendment for the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Areaâ&#x20AC;? pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and Approve Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Areaâ&#x20AC;?. Said Resolution 2016-36 reads as follows: Resolution to declare necessity and establish an urban renewal area, pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and approve urban renewal plan amendment for the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area WHEREAS, as a preliminary step to exercising the authority conferred upon Iowa counties by Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urban Renewal Lawâ&#x20AC;?), a county must adopt a resolution Âżnding that one or more slums, blighted or economic development areas exist in the county and that the development of such area or areas is necessary in the interest of the public health, safety or welfare of the residents of the county; and WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Countyâ&#x20AC;?) has previously created the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urban Renewal Areaâ&#x20AC;?) and adopted an urban renewal plan (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Planâ&#x20AC;?) for the governance of projects and initiatives therein; and WHEREAS, a proposal has been made which shows the desirability of expanding the Urban Renewal Area to add and include all the property (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Propertyâ&#x20AC;?) lying within the legal description set out in Exhibit A hereto; and WHEREAS, the proposal demonstrates that sufficient need exists to warrant finding the Property to be an economic development area; and WHEREAS, an amendment (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amendmentâ&#x20AC;?) to the Plan has been prepared which (1) covers the addition of the Property to the Urban Renewal Area; and (2) authorizes the undertaking of a new urban renewal project in the Urban Renewal Area consisting of providing tax increment Âżnancing support to NEW Cooperative, Inc. (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Companyâ&#x20AC;?) in connection with the construction of new feed mill, grain storage and processing facilities on the Property for use in its agribusiness operations; and WHEREAS, notice of a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of the County on the question of establishing the Property as an urban renewal area and on the proposed Amendment for the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area was heretofore given in strict compliance with the provisions of Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, and the Board has conducted said hearing on October 10, 2016; and WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the County has reviewed and commented on the proposed Amendment; and WHEREAS, copies of the Amendment, notice of public hearing and notice of a consultation meeting with respect to the Amendment were mailed to the Belmond-Klemme Community School District; the consultation meeting was held on the 29th day of September, 2016; and responses to any comments or recommendations received following the consultation meeting were made as required by law and there being no comments received; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 403.17 of the Code of Iowa, the County has received the consent of all owners of â&#x20AC;&#x153;agricultural landâ&#x20AC;? proposed for inclusion in the Urban Renewal Area; NOW, THEREFORE, It Is Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County, Iowa, as follows: Section 1. An economic development area as deÂżned in Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa is found to exist on the Property. Section 2. The Property is hereby declared to be an urban renewal area, in conformance with the requirements of Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, and is hereby designated the 2015 Coop

Urban Renewal Area. Section 3. The development of the Property is necessary in the interest of the public health, safety or welfare of the residents of the County. Section 4. It is hereby determined by this Board of Supervisors as follows: A. The Amendment and the projects and initiatives described therein conform to the general plan of the County as a whole; B. Proposed agribusiness, commercial and industrial development projects described in the Amendment are necessary and appropriate to facilitate the proper growth and development of the County in accordance with sound planning standards and local community objectives. Section 5. The Amendment attached hereto and made a part hereof, is hereby in all respects approved. Section 6. All resolutions or parts thereof in conĂ&#x20AC;ict herewith are hereby repealed, to the extent of such conĂ&#x20AC;ict. PASSED AND ADOPTED this 10th day of October, 2016. EXHIBIT A Legal Description 2016 Addition to the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area A PARCEL LOCATED IN THE SW FRACTIONAL Âź OF THE NWÂź OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 92 NORTH, RANGE 22 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., FRANKLIN COUNTY, IOWA DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NWÂź OF SAID SECTION 31; THENCE NORTH 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08â&#x20AC;&#x2122;49â&#x20AC;? EAST 858.33 FEET ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE SAID NW1/4; TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08â&#x20AC;&#x2122;48â&#x20AC;? EAST 464.05 FEET ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE; THENCE NORTH 89â&#x20AC;&#x2122;52â&#x20AC;&#x2122;38â&#x20AC;? EAST 990.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08â&#x20AC;&#x2122;49â&#x20AC;? WEST 468.06 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122;26â&#x20AC;? WEST 990.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 10.59 ACRES. Said Urban Renewal Plan amendment is Âżled in the Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OfÂżce. Eberling-Aye, McVicker-Aye, Nolte-Aye. Resolution duly adopted. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, adopts â&#x20AC;&#x153;Resolution 2016-37: Setting a date and time of meeting at which it is proposed to approve a Development Agreement with NEW Cooperative, Inc., including tax increment payments in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000. Said Resolutions reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2016-37: Resolution setting a date and time for a Public Hearing at which it is proposed to approve a Development Agreement with NEW Cooperative, Inc., including tax increment payments in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 WHEREAS, Franklin County, Iowa (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Countyâ&#x20AC;?), pursuant to and in strict compliance with all laws applicable to the County, and in particular the provisions of Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, has adopted an Urban Renewal Plan for the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urban Renewal Areaâ&#x20AC;?); and WHEREAS, this Board has adopted an ordinance providing for the division of taxes levied on taxable property in the Urban Renewal Area pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa and establishing the fund referred to in Subsection 2 of Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa, which fund and the portion of taxes referred to in that subsection may be irrevocably pledged by the County for the payment of the principal and interest on indebtedness incurred under the authority of Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa to Âżnance or reÂżnance in whole or in part projects in the Urban Renewal Area; and WHEREAS, the County proposes to enter into an agreement (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Development Agreementâ&#x20AC;?) with NEW Cooperative, Inc. (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coopâ&#x20AC;?) in connection with the construction of new feed mill, grain storage and processing facilities for use in its agribusiness operations; and WHEREAS, under the Development Agreement the County would provide financial incentives to the Coop in the form of incremental property tax payments in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 under the authority of Section 403.9(1) of the Code of Iowa; and WHEREAS, it is necessary to set a date for a public hearing on the Development Agreement, pursuant to Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa; NOW THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County, Iowa, as follows: Section 1. This Board shall meet on October 24, 2016, at 10:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock a.m., at the Franklin County Courthouse, Hampton, Iowa, at which time and place proceedings will be instituted and action taken to approve the Development Agreement and to authorize the incremental property tax payments in a total amount not exceeding $3,000,000. Section 2. The County Auditor is hereby directed to give notice of the proposed action, the time when and place where the meeting will be held, by publication at least once not less than four days and not more than twenty days before the date of said meeting in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the County. Said notice shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE OF MEETING FOR APPROVAL OF DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH NEW COOPERATIVE, INC. AND AUTHORIZATION OF TAX INCREMENT PAYMENTS The Board of Supervisors of Franklin County, Iowa, will meet at the Franklin County Courthouse, Hampton, Iowa, on October 24, 2016, at 10 a.m., at which time and place proceedings will be instituted and action taken to approve a Development Agreement between the County and NEW Cooperative, Inc. (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coopâ&#x20AC;?) in connection with the construction of new feed mill, grain storage and processing facilities for use in the Coopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agribusiness operations in the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area. The Agreement provides for certain Âżnancial incentives to the Coop in the form of incremental property tax payments in a total amount not exceeding $3,000,000, as authorized by Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa. The Agreement to make incremental property tax payments to the Coop will not be a general obligation of the County, but will be payable solely and only from incremental property tax revenues generated within the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area. At the meeting, the Board will receive oral or written objections from any resident or property owner of the County. Thereafter, the Board may, at the meeting or at an adjournment thereof, take additional action to approve the Development Agreement or may abandon the proposal. This notice is given by order of the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County, Iowa, in accordance with Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa. Michelle Giddings, County Auditor Section 3. All resolutions or parts of resolutions in conĂ&#x20AC;ict herewith are hereby repealed. Section 4. This resolution shall be in full force and effective immediately upon its adoption and approval, as provided by law. PASSED AND ADOPTED this 10th day of October, 2016. Eberling-Aye, McVicker-Aye, Nolte-Aye. Resolution duly adopted. Supervisor Eberling introduced Ordinance No. 1.16. An Ordinance providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2016 Addition to the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa. Motion by McVicker, seconded by Nolte, that Ordinance 1.16 be adopted. The Chairperson put the question on the motion and the roll being called, the following named Supervisors voted: Eberling-Aye, McVicker-Aye, Nolte-Aye. Whereupon, the Chairperson declared the mo-

tion duly carried and declared that the ordinance had been given its initial consideration. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, that the statutory rule requiring an ordinance to be considered and voted on for passage at two Board meetings prior to the meeting at which it is to be Âżnally passed be suspended. The Chairperson put the question on the motion and the roll being called, the following named Supervisors voted: Eberling-Aye, McVicker-Aye, Nolte-Aye. Whereupon, the Chairperson declared the motion duly carried. Motion by McVicker, seconded by Nolte, that the ordinance entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ordinance No. 1.16 Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2016 Addition to the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa,â&#x20AC;? now be put upon its Âżnal consideration and adoption. The Chairperson put the question on the Âżnal consideration and adoption of the ordinance and the roll being called, the following named Supervisors voted: Eberling-Aye, McVicker-Aye, Nolte-Aye. Whereupon, the Chairperson declared the motion duly carried and the ordinance duly adopted, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 1.16: An Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2016 Addition to the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County, Iowa (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Countyâ&#x20AC;?) previously enacted an ordinance entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Ordinance Providing For The Division Of Taxes Levied On Taxable Property In The 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowaâ&#x20AC;?; and WHEREAS, pursuant to that ordinance, certain taxable property within the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area in the County was designated a â&#x20AC;&#x153;tax increment districtâ&#x20AC;?; and WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors now desires to increase the size of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;tax increment districtâ&#x20AC;? by adding additional property; BE IT ENACTED by the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County, Iowa: Section 1. Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to provide for the division of taxes levied on the taxable property in the 2016 Addition to the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area of the County, each year by and for the beneÂżt of the state, city, county, school districts or other taxing districts after the effective date of this ordinance in order to create a special fund to pay the principal of and interest on loans, moneys advanced to or indebtedness, including bonds proposed to be issued by the County to Âżnance projects in such Area. Section 2. DeÂżnitions. For use within this ordinance the following terms shall have the following meanings: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Countyâ&#x20AC;? shall mean Franklin County, Iowa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;2016 Urban Renewal Area Additionâ&#x20AC;? shall mean the 2016 Addition to the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area of Franklin County, Iowa, the legal description of which is set out below, approved by the Board of Supervisors by resolution adopted on the 10th day of October, 2016: A PARCEL LOCATED IN THE SW FRACTIONAL Âź OF THE NWÂź OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 92 NORTH, RANGE 22 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., FRANKLIN COUNTY, IOWA DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NWÂź OF SAID SECTION 31; THENCE NORTH 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08â&#x20AC;&#x2122;49â&#x20AC;? EAST 858.33 FEET ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE SAID NWÂź; TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08â&#x20AC;&#x2122;48â&#x20AC;? EAST 464.05 FEET ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE; THENCE NORTH 89â&#x20AC;&#x2122;52â&#x20AC;&#x2122;38â&#x20AC;? EAST 990.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08â&#x20AC;&#x2122;49â&#x20AC;? WEST 468.06 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122;26â&#x20AC;? WEST 990.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 10.59 ACRES. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urban Renewal Areaâ&#x20AC;? shall mean the entirety of the 2015 Coop Urban Renewal Area as amended from time to time. Section 3. Provisions for Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2016 Urban Renewal Area Addition. After the effective date of this ordinance, the taxes levied on the taxable property in the 2016 Urban Renewal Area Addition each year by and for the beneÂżt of the State of Iowa, the County and any city, school district or other taxing district in which the 2016 Urban Renewal Area Addition is located, shall be divided as follows: (a) that portion of the taxes which would be produced by the rate at which the tax is levied each year by or for each of the taxing districts upon the total sum of the assessed value of the taxable property in the 2016 Urban Renewal Area Addition, as shown on the assessment roll as of January 1 of the calendar year preceding the Âżrst calendar year in which the County certiÂżes to the County Auditor the amount of loans, advances, indebtedness, or bonds payable from the special fund referred to in paragraph (b) below, shall be allocated to and when collected be paid into the fund for the respective taxing district as taxes by or for said taxing district into which all other property taxes are paid. For the purpose of allocating taxes levied by or for any taxing district which did not include the territory in the 2016 Urban Renewal Area Addition on the effective date of this ordinance, but to which the territory has been annexed or otherwise included after the effective date, the assessment roll applicable to property in the annexed territory as of January 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of the ordinance which amends the plan for the 2016 Urban Renewal Area Addition to include the annexed area, shall be used in determining the assessed valuation of the taxable property in the annexed area. (b) that portion of the taxes each year in excess of such amounts shall be allocated to and when collected be paid into a special fund of the County to pay the principal of and interest on loans, moneys advanced to or indebtedness, whether funded, refunded, assumed or otherwise, including bonds issued under the authority of Section 403.9(1), of the Code of Iowa, incurred by the County to Âżnance or reÂżnance, in whole or in part, projects in the Urban Renewal Area , and to provide assistance for low and moderate-income family housing as provided in Section 403.22, except that taxes for the regular and voter-approved physical plant and equipment levy of a school district imposed pursuant to Section 298.2 of the Code of Iowa, taxes for the instructional support program levy of a school district imposed pursuant to Section 257.19 of the Code of Iowa and taxes for the payment of bonds and interest of each taxing district shall be collected against all taxable property within the taxing district without limitation by the provisions of this ordinance. Unless and until the total assessed valuation of the taxable property in the 2016 Urban Renewal Area Addition exceeds the total assessed value of the taxable property in such area as shown by the assessment roll referred to in subsection (a) of this section, all of the taxes levied and collected upon the taxable property in the 2016 Urban Renewal Area Addition shall be paid into the funds for the respective taxing districts as taxes by or for said taxing districts in the same manner as all other property taxes. When such loans, advances, indebtedness, and bonds, if any, and interest thereon, have been paid, all money thereafter received from taxes upon the taxable property in the Urban Renewal Area Addition shall be paid into the funds for the respective taxing districts in the same manner as taxes on all other property. (c) the portion of taxes mentioned in subsection (b) of this section and the special fund into which

that portion shall be paid may be irrevocably pledged by the County for the payment of the principal and interest on loans, advances, bonds issued under the authority of Section 403.9(1) of the Code of Iowa, or indebtedness incurred by the County to Âżnance or reÂżnance in whole or in part projects in the Urban Renewal Area. (d) as used in this section, the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;taxesâ&#x20AC;? includes, but is not limited to, all levies on an ad valorem basis upon land or real property. Section 4. Repealer. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conĂ&#x20AC;ict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. Section 5. Saving Clause. If any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. Section 6. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be effective after its Âżnal passage, approval and publication as provided by law. Passed by the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County, Iowa, the 10th day of October, 2016. Eberling-Aye, McVicker-Aye, Nolte-Aye. Ordinance 1.16 duly adopted. 10:30 a.m. Ryan Peterson-Custodian Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, approves the proposed bids from Crescent Electric, Mason City and Sitlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LED Supplies, Humboldt, Iowa for all Courthouse interior lighting. The Board awards the bid for said Project to Sitlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LED Supplies, Humboldt, Iowa for the project. Said cost at $25,992 minus $17,060 rebate from Mid American making the total cost for said Project at $8,932. All ayes, motion carried. At 11:00 a.m., Thomas Craighton-EMA Director requested that Supervisors close and end the Declaration of Emergency for Franklin County as of 10/3/16, 4 p.m. Motion by McVicker, seconded by Nolte, per Thomas Craightonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, EMA Director, recommendation, the Board closes and ends the Declaration of Emergency for Franklin County as of 10/3/16, 4 p.m. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion by McVicker, seconded by Nolte, authorizes Lee Gallentine-Drainage Engineer to write a report for the abandonment of DD 34, Lateral 26. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, adopt Resolution 2016-35: Public Purpose for Community Resource Center Open House expending dollars for food, beverages and items of similar nature. Resolution reads as follows: 2016-35: RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC PURPOSE FOR COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE WHEREAS, Franklin County provides access to services for person in crisis and in need; and WHEREAS, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors feels it is in the best interests of the public to be aware of those services; and WHEREAS, Franklin County Community Services is organizing an Open House for all citizens of Franklin County; and, WHEREAS, the Franklin County Community Services Director recommends that the Open House is in the public interest, as the Open House will make the citizens of Franklin County aware of the services Franklin County funds and better enhance the lives of said citizens; now, THEREFORE, we Âżnd that the expenditures for food, beverages and items of a similar nature for the Community Resource Center Open House provided by Franklin County Community Services are for a public purpose and is in the public interest. BE IT RESOLVED that The Franklin County Board of Supervisors approves such expenditure. PASSED AND ADOPTED this 3rd day of October, 2016 Eberling-Aye, McVicker-Aye, Nolte-Aye. Resolution duly adopted. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, adopts Resolution 2016-38: Setting Date and Time for a Public Hearing to Amend FY 16/17 Budget for revenues and expenditures. Said Resolution reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2016-38: To Âżx a date and time for a Public Hearing to receive comments for the Fiscal Year 16/17 Budgeted Expenditures and Revenues. WHEREAS, Franklin County, Iowa (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Countyâ&#x20AC;?), pursuant to and in strict compliance with all laws applicable to the County, sets October 31, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. as the date and time for a Public Hearing; WHEREAS, at which time the Board will receive all written and oral comments to the budget that was printed on February 17, 2016 in the ofÂżcial newspapers of Franklin County; NOW THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County, Iowa, that said Public Hearing will be held according to the laws applicable to the County. BE IT DULY ADOPTED this 10th day of October, 2016, with the vote thereon being as follows: Eberling-Aye, McVicker-Aye, Nolte-Aye. Resolution duly adopted. Motion by McVicker, seconded by Eberling, approves claims for period ending 10/09/16. All ayes. Motion carried. The Board acknowledged the Recorder and Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quarterly Reports from July through September. The Board acknowledged the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s September Monthly Report and the 1st Quarter Report of Receipts and Fees. Motion by Nolte, seconded by McVicker, adjourns at 11:58 a.m., until October 17, 2016. All ayes. Motion carried ATTEST: Corey Eberling, Chairman Michelle S. Giddings, Auditor PUBLICATION LIST Ackley Vet Ctr, Srvs ...............................230.00 Adams Concrete, Const Srv ..............40122.44 AgSource Cooperative, Well Tstg ..........300.00 Agvantage FS, Fuel ...............................476.39 Alliant Energy, Util ...................................25.78 JoEllen Arends, Mileage ........................125.93 ASCE Membership, Dues......................260.00 Auto Parts, Rep/Parts ............................370.49 Mackenzie Benson, Mileage....................83.30 Brenda Boyington, Mileage ...................156.80 Bruening Rock, Rock/Sand ...............17147.54 Calhoun Burns & Assoc, Prof Srv ........3131.20 Campbell Supply Co, Rep/Parts ............199.55 Carpenter Uniform Co, Uniforms .............68.96 CDW Government, Data Proc ...............187.11 Cenex Fleetcard, Fuel ...........................276.37 Central Iowa Distributing, Cust Sup.........97.23 CenturyLink, Phone Srv.........................761.61 Cerro Gordo Co Treas, Prisoners ........1500.00 Cintas First Aid, Safety ..........................192.89 Comm Resource Ctr, Rent ....................800.00 Counsel, Maint.....................................1087.51 Thomas A Craighton, Srvs/Mlg ..............411.00 Creative Solutions, Srvs ........................150.00 D&L Sanitation, Garbage .........................65.00 Dollar General, Sup .................................86.20 E & E Repair, Rep/Parts ........................213.38 Lindsey Edwards, Mileage.....................181.79 Fareway, Sup...........................................10.00 Fastenal Co, Rep/Parts ...........................20.93 Floyd & Leonard Auto Elec, Rep/Parts ..139.08 Franklin Co Alcoholism, Qtr Funding ...7500.00 Franklin Co Auto Body, Rep/Parts .........240.00 Franklin Co Sheriff, Srvs........................628.48 Franklin Co Wind LLC, Rebate ........144857.52 Franklin General Hospital, Rent/Srvs ..1600.00 G & K Services, Srvs .............................103.61 GlaxoSmithKline Co, Medcl Sup .........6731.02 Gleisner Automotive, Rep/Parts ..............45.95 Global Hydraulics & Supply, Parts .............1.36 Got You Covered, Wk Apprl .....................26.48 Graham Tire, Rep/Tires .......................4227.52 Greater Franklin Co Chamber, Hotel/Motel Tax. .............................................................904.26

Linda Hamman, Mileage..........................94.08 Hampton Hardware, Parts/Sup..............248.81 City of Hampton, Water .........................443.80 C Joan Hanig, Mileage ............................44.10 Hansell Ag Repair, Rep/Parts ..................15.18 Keith L Hansen, Med Exmnr ....................50.00 Hardin County ISU Extension, Trng.......105.00 Nichole M Harlan, Mileage ....................275.38 Teresa Harms, Mileage..........................221.97 Hawkeye West Pest Cntrl, Pest Cntrl ......45.00 Hi-Way Products, Rep/Parts ................1458.02 High Technology, Parts ..........................309.86 Howie Equip, Rep/Parts ..........................18.69 IMWCA, Work Comp ...........................8114.00 Intab, Elct Sup .........................................54.05 Interstate Motor Trucks, Rep/Parts ........120.64 Iowa State University, Trng ....................495.00 JCL Solutions, Cust Sup ..........................68.42 Randy Johansen, Legal Rep .................107.90 John Deere Financial, Rep/Parts...........346.17 Johnson Sanitary Products, Cust Sup ...242.38 Deb Jones, Mileage .................................15.00 K-Log Inc, Sup .......................................695.94 KAM Line Highway Markings, Svrs ...67976.42 Keiths Auto, Rep/Parts ..........................558.00 Koenen Lawn Care, Srvs.......................292.05 Koerner-Whipple, Sup .............................13.89 Lambertsen Excavating, Srvs ............87278.97 Latimer Fuel & Service LLC, Rep/Parts...26.48 City of Latimer, Util ..................................35.00 Jessica Love, Mileage ...........................290.57 Mail Services, Renewals .......................313.20 Jennifer Marsh, Mileage ..........................98.98 Virginia Meinberg, Mileage ......................11.91 Shirley Mejia, Mileage .............................51.94 Metal Culverts, Pipe ............................5255.31 Mid-America Publishing, Pub/Notices/Ad .......... ...........................................................1759.87 Mid American Energy, Util .....................396.28 Midwest Contracting LLC, Srvs .......105936.12 Midwest Wheel, Rep/Parts ......................85.09 Deb Miller, Mileage ..................................41.65 NAPA, Rep/Parts ...................................182.72 N Central Bldg Sup, Sup .......................453.73 Northland Products, Parts Wshr ..............69.30 OfÂżce Depot, Off Sup ............................218.22 Ryan Peterson, Mileage ..........................18.37 Polk Co Sheriff, Srv Fees ......................124.56 Pralles Wash City, Veh Washes ..............74.02 Quill Corp, Off Sup ..................................70.97 Ramada, Ed/Trng ..................................218.40 Reminder Printing, Ads ..........................494.90 Rick Rieck, Wk Shoes .............................98.43 Jon Rieman, Reimb ...............................150.00 River City Comm, Monitor Sys ................23.00 Ashley Roberts, Mileage........................159.74 Kay Rother, Well Clsd............................500.00 Router12 Networks, Srvs.........................95.00 Marla Schipper, Mileage ........................257.74 Sietsema-Vogel Funeral, Srvs .............1934.00 Staples Advantage, Off Sup ..................208.18 Staples Credit, Sup................................403.00 Stericycle Inc, Srvs ..................................16.90 Storey Kenworthy, Off Sup ....................157.11 William & Joann Stuck, Rock...............1000.00 Superior Welding, Welding Sup .............121.22 Swart Tire, Srvs .......................................32.95 Jenni Swart, Mlg/Cell ...............................64.21 Dan Tilkes, MILEAGE ............................160.23 Times Citizen, Ads .................................179.65 UnityPoint Clinic, Tests ............................74.00 UPS, Shpg ...............................................43.52 US Cellular, Cell Srv ............................2460.30 Logan VanDyke, Wk Apprl .....................140.00 Verizon Wireless, Cell/WiFi .....................40.01 VISA, Trng/Sup ......................................289.27 Waste Mgmt, Garb/Recy .......................427.09 Wex Bank, Fuel ...................................1650.25 Christa Wiarda, Mileage ..........................13.72 GRAND TOTAL ...............................532380.51 Published in The ShefÂżeld Press on October 20, 2016


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Voters PUBLIC NOTICE Probate NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTORS, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS PROBATE NO. ESPR501093 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LORETTA G. KOENIGSBERG, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Loretta G. Koenigsberg, Deceased, who died on or about September 16, 2016: You are hereby notiÂżed that on the 26th day of September, 2016, the last will and testament of Loretta G. Koenigsberg, deceased, bearing the date of the 28th day of January, 2015, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Edward J. Koenigsberg and Bradley G. Koenigsberg were appointed executors of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall Âżle them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so Âżled by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 27th day of September, 2016. Edward J. Koenigsberg 1552 Mallard Avenue ShefÂżeld, Iowa 50475 Bradley G. Koenigsberg 10644-B 110th Street ShefÂżeld, Iowa 50475 Executors of Estate John E. Coonley, ICIS PIN No: 00007542 Attorney for Executors Coonley & Coonley 121 First Avenue NW P.O. Box 397 Hampton, IA 50441 Date of second publication 27th day of October, 2016. Published in The ShefÂżeld Press on October 20 and 27, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE Board of Supervisors COUNTY NAME: Franklin


CO NO: 35

The County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the current County budget as follows: Meeting Date: 10/31/2016

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Meeting Location: Boardroom, Franklin County Courthouse

At the public hearing any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, the proposed amendment. An approved budget amendment is required in order to permit increases in any class of expenditures as last certified or last amended. County Telephone No.: 641-456-5622

For Fiscal Year Ending:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

2,310,549 2,000 18,380,755


18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

1,718,825 2,099,741 280,030 1,335,765 5,575,000 493,032 1,925,213 14,800 2,126,438 1,240,000 16,808,844

61,925 7,000 2,000 38,300

29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

Form 653 A-R Sheet 1 of 2 (Publish) (revised 05/01/14)

REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Taxes Levied on Property Less: Uncollected Delinquent Taxes - Levy Year Less: Credits to Taxpayers Net Current Property Taxes Delinquent Property Tax Revenue Penalties, Interest & Costs on Taxes Other County Taxes/TIF Tax Revenues Intergovernmental Licenses & Permits Charges for Service Use of Money & Property Miscellaneous Subtotal Revenues Other Financing Sources: General Long-Term Debt Proceeds Operating Transfers In Proceeds of Fixed Asset Sales Total Revenues & Other Sources EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Operating: Public Safety & Legal Services Physical Health & Social Services Mental Health, ID & DD County Environment & Education Roads & Transportation Government Services to Residents Administration Nonprogram Current Debt Service Capital Projects Subtotal Expenditures Other Financing Uses: Operating Transfers Out Refunded Debt/Payments to Escrow Total Expenditures & Other Uses Excess of Revenues & Other Sources over (under) Expenditures & Other Uses Beginning Fund Balance - July 1, Increase (Decrease) in Reserves (GAAP Budgeting) Fund Balance - Nonspendable Fund Balance - Restricted Fund Balance - Committed Fund Balance - Assigned Fund Balance - Unassigned Total Ending Fund Balance - June 30,


Total Budget as Certified or Last Amended 6,110,331 1,000 366,142 5,743,189 1,000 21,100 3,229,786 6,297,229 16,200 598,840 56,444 104,418 16,068,206

Iowa Department of Management

Proposed Current Amendment

Total Budget After Current Amendment


5,000 5,000


6,110,331 1,000 366,142 5,743,189 1,000 21,100 3,229,786 6,297,229 16,200 598,840 56,444 109,418 16,073,206 0 2,523,437 2,000 18,598,643


1,780,750 2,106,741 282,030 1,374,065 5,575,000 498,087 2,142,673 14,800 2,322,361 1,240,000 17,336,507

2,310,549 195,173 19,314,566

212,888 (195,173) 545,378

2,523,437 0 19,859,944

(933,811) 17,166,357


(1,261,301) 17,166,357 0 0 13,742,913 0 932,700 1,229,443 15,905,056

5,055 217,460 195,923

13,742,913 932,700 1,556,933 16,232,546

(327,490) (327,490)

Explanation of changes:

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PUBLIC NOTICE ShefÂżeld City Council OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS CITY OF SHEFFIELD UNAPPROVED MINUTES OCTOBER 10, 2016 The ShefÂżeld City Council Regular Session was called to order at ShefÂżeld City Hall by Mayor, Nick Wilson, at 7 p.m., on Monday, October 10, 2016. Council Members in attendance were Jim Hegarty, JC McCaslin, Mike McKee, Ron Simmons, & Brad Mulford. Also in attendance were Pat Nuehring, Public Works Director; Police Chief, Sam Cain; and Police Deputy, Colten Kensett. Mayor Wilson led the Pledge of Allegiance. McCaslin made a motion to approve the agenda. Mulford seconded, motion carried unanimously. Mayor Wilson announced that it was the time and place for the public forum. Michael Stirling from Sitrling Lawncare was present to request an extension to his mowing contract for the next year or two. It will be advertised in the ShefÂżeld Press and the website that the city is accepting bids and they will be opened and decided upon at the next meeting. Hegarty made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular August session. McCaslin seconded, motion carried unanimously. McCaslin made a motion to add a bill from Stellar Truck & Trailer to the listing and approve the bill listing. Mulford seconded the motion and it carried unanimously. After some discussion regarding the budget, it was requested of the City Clerk to include the state budget groupings and percentages each month on the Âżnance report. Simmons made a motion to approve the clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly Âżnance report and Hegarty seconded the motion, it carried unanimously. In Old Business: Mayor Wilson informed the council that an additional bid for tree/branch removal was not acquired. It was decided to not worry about trimming at the cemetery this year. The public works director presented two bills for putting steal on the water pump house. After some discussion, McCaslin motioned to table the topic until two bids for tuck-pointing the problem areas could be acquired. Simmons seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. McKee made a motion to leave the West Fork Wellness Center meter billing at tax exempt until a business is in the building. Mulford seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Mayor Wilson explained to the council that it would be about $100 to place a dash line in the center of Gilman and Lincoln street from the Lincoln street bridge to Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Mulford made a motion to go ahead with the painting of the dash line throughout town. Hegarty seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. In New Business: McCaslin made a motion to approve the ABD License for Forever Yours, Mulford seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Hegarty made a motion to approve a resolution authorizing the transfer of funds from the parks improvement savings account to the general checking account to help cover the cost of the new park bathroom. McKee seconded the motion and roll call vote was as follows, Ayes: Hegarty, McCaslin, McKee, Simmons, Mulford. Mayor Wilson declared the resolution approved, adopted, and numbered 17-16. McCaslin motioned to roll the existing CD dedicated to the water fund into a 36-month CD. Mulford seconded and it passed unanimously. McKee made a motion to approve a resolution listing the bills that the city clerk is authorized to pay prior to council approval. Hegarty seconded the motion and roll call vote was as follows, Ayes: Hegarty, McCaslin, McKee, Simmons, Mulford. Mayor Wilson declared the resolution approved, adopted, and numbered 17-17. Hunting permits were presented to the council. After Chief Cain approves them, the council is OK with them. It was also decided that only one person in each hunting party must acquire written permission and Âżll out an application to obtain hunting permission within city limits. For deer season, shotgun and slug will only be allowed East of Hwy 65 and West of the railroad tracks. Anything else must be Bow Only. The City Clerk presented the idea of organizing a progressive supper as an event in town promoting some of our businesses. Councilman Simmons expressed concerns as the event would not include every business in town. Mulford expressed that he felt it was a good idea as it would bring people to town and support the businesses. Mulford made a motion to give the City Clerk permission to go forward with the planning. Hegarty seconded the motion and votes were as follows, Ayes: Mulford & Hegarty; Nays: McCaslin, McKee, Simmons. Motion failed. Public Works Director Nuehring presented eight different tire bids to be purchased for his

city truck. McCaslin made a motion to accept a quote for a Firestone tire from Jonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto & Truck Repair. Simmons seconded the motion. It passed unanimously. Police Chief Cain presented Âżve different tire bids to be purchased for the police truck. Simmons made a motion to accept the quote for tires from Howie Equipment in Hampton. Mulford seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. A quote from Heartland Asphalt to repair Thompson street. Hegarty motioned to table the decision as there is another water main break in the same area. Mulford seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Hegarty motioned to approve a resolution setting the public hearing for the CDBG Grant Application. McCaslin seconded the motion and roll call vote was as follows, Ayes: Hegarty, McCaslin, McKee, Simmons, Mulford. Mayor Wilson declared the motion approved, adopted, and numbered 17-18. There was a proposal from Bob Jensen, owner of the West Fork Wharf presented for an awning and wind barricades to be installed at the entrance of the restaurant. McKee made a motion to table the decision until ADA regulations could be determined. Simmons seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Turnout gear has come up missing from the Fire Station. Chief Cain will complete a police report and then an insurance claim will be Âżled to cover the cost of replacing the equipment. Upon a motion duly made (by McKee), seconded (by Hegarty) and approved in the October 10, 2016 open session ShefÂżeld City Council Meeting, the Council went into closed session in accordance with Iowa Code Section 21.5(1) (j) to prevent the disclosure of information as privilege or conÂżdential. The following people were present in the closed session: Mayor Wilson, Councilmen Hegarty, McCaslin, McKee, Simmons, Mulford and Police Chief Sam Cain. At 9:15, McCaslin made a motion to exit the closed session, Hegarty seconded and it pass unanimously. Simmons motioned to approve a resolution approving a wage increase for Police Chief, Sam Cain. Hegarty seconded the motion and roll call vote was as follows, Ayes: Hegarty, McCaslin, Simmons, Mulford; Nays: McKee. Mayor Wilson declared the resolution approved, adopted, and numbered 17-20. Mayor/Council Comments â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chief Cain report-

ed that he taught an identity theft class at the assisted living facility. Simmons reported that there was a large tree down in Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek near the Path of Progress bridge. He is volunteering to work with the public works department to get it removed. McCaslin expressed concern of the water that was completely over the roads surrounding the new West Fork Wellness Center. He sees it as a big problem and feels as though the school is responsible to make sure their retention basin is working as it is supposed to. He also questioned the large number of sump pumps in town that are pushing into the sanitary sewer lines and recommended that the city do basement inspections. Hegarty talked about a safety program that is being presented at the next school board meeting. Mulford brought forth that there are citizens interested in organizing a car show in town. Simmons motioned to adjourn the meeting, McKee seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Adjournment at 9:35 p.m. ATTEST: Katy Flint, City Clerk Nick Wilson, Mayor BILLS TO BE PAID FOR OCTOBER 2016: Access Systems, Copier Lease-Monthly & Quarterly ............................................$468.39 AfÂżnity Care, Inc., Employee BeneÂżts ...$21.00 AgSource Laboratories, Testing .......$1,178.00 All Flags, LLC, Downtown Flag Program........... ...........................................................$194.63 Auxiant, Employee BeneÂżts.................$150.00 Brown Supply, PW Supplies ................$374.05 Card Services, Supplies - Credit Card............... ...........................................................$245.40 Carpenter Uniform Co., PD Uniform ....$675.00 Creative Solutions Unlimited, Website .............. ...........................................................$164.00 Floyd & Leonard Auto Electric, Supplies ........... ...........................................................$218.47 Franklin REC, Utilities............................$67.23 Frontier, Utilities ...................................$209.17 Galls, PD Uniform ................................$589.29 GIS BenenÂżts, Employee BeneÂżts ........$20.16 Graham Tire, PW Repairs ................$1,194.00 Harlowe Ray Massee Post 277, Downtown Flag Program .............................................$160.00 Hampton Hardware, Supplies................$20.06 Hawkins, Supplies ............................$1,464.69 Iowa DNR, 2017 Water Use Fee ...........$66.00 IMWCA, Workmans Comp ..................$803.00 K&H Cooperative Oil Co., Fuel .........$1,436.00 Laura Meyer Design, Logo Design ........$85.00

Martin Martietta, Supplies ....................$569.08 Mason City Glass Service, PW Repairs ............ ...........................................................$187.71 Mediacom, Utilities ..............................$180.09 Menards, Supplies ...............................$481.55 MidAmerican Energy, Utilities ...........$4,844.87 Mid-American Publishing, Publications ............. ...........................................................$344.93 Municipal Supply Inc., Water Meters ...$980.50 NAPA Auto Parts, Supplies ....................$68.64 Navitas Lease, Monthly Payment ........$223.41 NIACC, Training-PW............................$120.00 North Central Building Supply, Supplies ............ .............................................................$82.00 Payroll, September Payroll & BeneÂżts............... ......................................................$39,436.36 Rockwell Cooperative Telephone, Utilities......... .............................................................$85.24 Rooney Electric LLC, Lagoon Repairs .............. ...........................................................$591.67 Sandry Fire Supply, LLC, FD Supplies .............. ...........................................................$494.80 ShefÂżeld Suds & Storage, PD Carwash Tokens .............................................................$20.00 Staples Business Advantage, OfÂżce Supplies ... .............................................................$36.29 State of Iowa, 2016 Quarter 3 Sales Tax ........... ........................................................$2,610.00 Stellar Truck & Trailer, Tommy Gate & Tool Box ........................................................$3,420.85 Stirling Lawn Care, August Mowings ................. ........................................................$4,520.00 Tyler Technologies, Software Fee ....$4,463.39 USPS, Envelopes ................................$265.40 US Cellular, PD Phones ......................$150.07 Wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Machine Shop Inc, Repairs .....$125.00 Ziegler CAT, Backhoe Service ...............$85.02 TOTAL ............................................$74,190.41 REVENUES FOR SEPTEMBER 2016 General ...........................................$42,720.75 Road Use Tax .................................$15,129.13 Employee BeneÂżts............................$8,447.11 Local Option Sales Tax .....................$7,280.96 Capital Projects .......................................$3.65 Debt Service .....................................$5,198.31 Water ..............................................$12,575.46 Sewer .............................................$22,574.61 Storm Sewer ........................................$985.01 TOTAL ..........................................$114,914.99 Published in The ShefÂżeld Press on October 20, 2016

isOCTOBER BREASTcancer MONTH PUBLIC NOTICE Dogwood Farms, LLC PUBLIC NOTICE CONFINEMENT FEEDING OPERATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT APPLICATION -IOWA DNR MASTER MATRIX RECAPPUBLIC HEARING The Franklin County Board of Supervisors has on Âżle an application for the construction of an animal feeding operation in Franklin County, more speciÂżcally described as follows: Name: Weber Finisher Farm Owner: Dogwood Farms LLC, Iowa Falls, IA Contact Person: Keith Kratchmer, Iowa Select, Iowa Falls, IA Location: NWÂź NEÂź, Section 26, Grant Township, Franklin County. Building Description: Addition of two new 2500 head deep pit swine Âżnisher conÂżnement buildings at an existing swine conÂżnement facility. Capacity After Expansion: Finish (market) hogs, number of head: 7490 proposed animal unit capacity: 2996 Examination: Application is on Âżle in the Franklin County Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofÂżce and is available for public inspection during the normal working hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Comments: Per Iowa Code 22.2, written comments may be Âżled at the Franklin County Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OfÂżce addressed to the Franklin County Board of Supervisors until 4 p.m., on Friday, October 28, 2016. The Board of Supervisors will have the public hearing and review at 10:30AM on Monday, October 31, 2016 and comments will be forwarded to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Michelle Giddings, Franklin County Auditor and Clerk to the Board Published in The ShefÂżeld Press on October 20, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE Franklin County Auditor NOTICE PROCLAMATION OF TIME HOLDING THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given to qualiÂżed electors of Franklin County, Iowa, that a General Election will be held in the polling places established on January 1, 2010 in the twelve precincts listed below. All polls in Franklin County will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. In addition to the ofÂżces and names listed on the sample ballot below (Geneva/Ingham/East Mott-Geneva Township) some ofÂżces and candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names will appear on ballots in other affected precincts in this county. They will include:

COUNTY SUPERVISOR - DISTRICT 3: Republicanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Corey Eberling Democrat-No Candidate Nominated by Petition John Heilskov Ryan Rother David Schoning Susan Wulf-Flint TOWNSHIP OFFICES: Grant Twp. Trustee: ....................... Kevin Barz Hamilton Twp. Trustee ...... Dana R. Dohrmann Ingham Twp. Trustee: .......... James Burmester Lee Twp. Trustee: ......................No Candidate Marion Twp. Trustee: ..................No Candidate Morgan Twp. Trustee: ............... Merlyn Wiarda Morgan Twp. Trustee To Fill A Vacancy:............ ................................................. John Coombs

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The Sheffield Press Thursday, October 20, 2016 • Shef¿eld, Iowa

HARLOW RAY MASSEE NOTES Harlow Ray Massee Unit #277 of the American Legion Auxiliary met at the EMS building on Oct. 11 with eight members present. President Marlene Severe called the meeting to order with all formalities. Betty Heginger opened with prayer. Marilyn Sheahan led the Pledge of Allegiance. Lou Brown gave the secretary’s report – it was approved as read. The treasurer’s report was given and placed on file. Marlene Severe gave a report on the county meeting held in September in Latimer. Marilyn Sheahan gave the membership report. She reported that the unit has 30 members, two of which are junior members. The group worked on plans for the Veteran’s Day Supper. Lou Brown will send in the poppy order. A motion was made by Jackie Burk and seconded by Marilyn Sheahan to sponsor an American flag for the city of Sheffield. Betty Heginger closed with prayer and Marlene Severe adjourned the meeting. The next meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, following the Veteran’s Day Supper.

Public Health Clinics The following clinics have been scheduled for Franklin County Public Health. ƈ Friday, Oct. 21 8:30-9:30 a.m., Flu Clinic and Blood Pressure Clinic, Franklin County Public Health, walk-in ƈ Wednesday, Oct. 26 9-11 a.m., Foot Clinic, Franklin Prairie Apartments, 456-5820 ƈ Friday, Oct. 28 8:30-9:30 a.m., Flu Clinic and Blood Pressure Clinic, Franklin County Public Health, walk-in ƈ Friday, Oct. 28 8:30-9:30 a.m., Blood Pressure Clinic, Ackley State Bank, Geneva, walk-in ƈ Friday, Oct. 28 2-3 p.m., Blood Pressure Clinic, Leahy Grove, walk-in


ƒ West Fork, Clarksville shuffle underclassmen in at triangular

BY KRISTI NIXON SHEFFIELD – Both West Fork and Clarksville volleyball coaches used the triangular at Sheffield on Oct. 10 as a chance to bring in some younger players for experience. The Warhawks had posted a 2512 win in the opening set against the Indians, so West Fork coach Abbee Dickman wanted to see what her team could look like in the future. “It’s really important, I think,” Dickman said. “Our first match we had a second set and we took out our libero (senior four-year starter Madison Patten). She’s kind of been our God-send in our back row, so just to probably see what she has done and how much it will be removed from next year. It’s going to be a big spot to fill.” The result was some extended statistics for reserves Rachael Jones, Sarah Dusold, Megan Jones, Madisyn Ries and Emily Caspers, younger sister of starter Jacqlyn Caspers. West Fork went 2-0, defeating the Indians in the second set, 25-21 for the sweep. In the second match for the Warhawks, they topped Belmond-Klemme 25-17, 25-14. “(An) ugly 2-0, but with homecoming last week, we haven’t practiced a whole lot,” Dickman said. “We weren’t expecting anything great, so we have to get back into volleyball mode, to be honest it was okay. It was the seniors last time on this court, so I was a little bit hard on them.” Clarksville coach Heather Petersen saw her team play a better second set in both matches despite going 0-2. The Indians also lost to the Broncos 25-12, 25-21. “The second set we were moving our feet and talking more and that is something we’ve been talking to our girls about in practice,” Petersen

ABOVE: West Fork libero Madison Patten sets the ball during the Warhawks’ match against Belmond-Klemme on Monday, Oct. 10. LEFT: West Fork’s Kaitlyn Liekweg receives a serve against Clarksville in the Warhawks’ sweep of the Indians during their home triangular. West Fork was 2-0 for the night. KRISTI NIXON PHOTOS

said. “When we do situational games in practice where we always score to hit, once you hit, you always score for your team. It was all about getting fast on the net and we finally got around to doing it. “Our serves were a lot better today. We’d been missing a lot of serves and that’s been our downfall. We served a lot better. It was just little mistakes, miscommunication in the first game. We had a couple of

blocks and dug well.” And the Indians were coming off a 2-2 weekend at the Riceville tournament, something that aided their performance. “That helped,” Petersen said. “Normally, we don’t have a tournament before this since it is a Monday game right off the bat. It’s a hard thing to get into when you don’t have practice or anything and then have two matches right in a row, so it did

help to have that tournament on Saturday. We have our last conference match, a makeup, that will help, also. Game-by-game we improve.” Also benefiting from a call up to the varsity at Riceville was sophomore Mallory Hoodjer. “She’s actually a middle and some right side (hitter),” Petersen said. “She’s coming around a lot for us; tonight we put in the back row to give her a chance there. We were

missing Miranda (Vance, who was out sick) or else we would have been front row. She played well.” Both teams only have a few matches left before regional play. Clarksville is at AGWSR and West Fork heads to play Central Springs. “If we play our game, we won’t let anyone take our confidence,” Dickman said. “It has to be our night, everybody on the same page. Girls will be girls.”

HE SAYS “KEEP IN TOUCH.” HE MEANS IT. Every county. Every year. Iowans get Chuck Grassley’s ear. He listens. That’s why he meets with Iowans in Franklin County— and every county, at least once—every year.

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SPORTS IN BRIEF • West Fork teams third in TIC East MASON CITY – A runner-up overall finish for Kenna Weaver paced the West Fork girls to a third place team finish in the Top of Iowa East Conference meet on Thursday, Oct. 13. Weaver completed the race in 20 minutes, 00.9 seconds, six seconds back of overall champion Megan Mooberry of Osage. Talia Rowe also earned a conference medal by finishing ninth in 21:12.1 as the Class 1A No. 10 Warhawks scored 80 points behind Class 2A No. 6 Osage (38) and 1A No. 8 Mason City Newman (65). Rounding out team scoring for coach Mark Twedt’s team were Maddison Shupe (17th), Miranda Dixon (22nd) and Kennedy Maske (30th). The boys’ team also scored a third place team finish in the East behind a fourth place overall finish by Jake Hansen, running to 16:58 behind two TIC West runners, overall champion Reece Smith of G-HV, his teammate Logan Dalbeck and TIC East’s Riley Bauer of North Union. Osage also claimed the East boys’ title with 45 points, followed by Newman (50) and the Warhawks (53). Earning top-10 finishes in team scoring among the boys were Josh Stevens and Zach Martinek. Also included in team scoring were Conner Schulz and Jonah Van Horne. 2016 TOP OF IOWA EAST CONFERENCE Girls Team Scoring 1. Osage 38; 2. Mason City Newman 65; 3. West Fork 80; 4. St. Ansgar 104; 5. Nashua-Plainfield 116; 6. Rockford 165; 7. Central Springs 173; 8. North Butler 217. West Fork (80) – 2. Kenna Weaver 20:00.9; 9. Talia Rowe 21:12.1; 17. Maddison Shupe 21:54.8; 22. Miranda Dixon 22:59.3; 30. Kennedy Maske 23:59.7; 36. Rachael Hubka 24:40.7. Boys Team Scoring 1. Osage 45; 2. Mason City Newman 50; 3. West Fork 53; 4. St. Ansgar 125; 5. North Butler 138; 6. Nashua-Plainfield 144; 7. Rockford 173. West Fork (53) – 1. Jake Hansen 16:58.0; 3. Josh Stevens 17:36.3; 7. Zach Martinek 18:17.9; 15. Conner Schulz 18:56.6; 27. Jonah Van Horne 19:32.9; 28. Austin Larson 19:34.1; 29. Brett Barkema 19:37.0.

• Fishing report for north central Iowa The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ weekly fishing report is compiled with information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and state park staff. For current information, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at (641) 357-3517. Clear Lake: Water temperature is around 58 degrees. The fish cleaning station at McIntosh is closed for the season. The bathrooms at Lynne Lorenzen and the Ventura Jetty’s are also closed. Anglers without a boat can still find some good wading opportunities in early October for yellow bass and walleyes. Try the McIntosh swim beach, off the North Shore on the edge of the rushes or off Farmer’s Beach. Use a jig and piece of cut bait or minnows. Yellow bass, excellent. Try Hy-Vee reef, State Reef, the sandy shoreline near the Ventian Village mouth, McIntosh swim beach, the hump on the little lake out from McIntosh swim beach and the inlet from the Ventura Marsh. Tip a small jig with a minnow or a piece of cut bait and bump it along the bottom. Walleye, fair. Some walleyes are being caught near the Ventura grade. Use jigs and a minnow or cut bait in many of the same areas that yellow bass are biting. Boat anglers may find walleyes near the Hy-Vee reef, the edge of the North Shore Reed bed or the island. Black crappie, fair. Anglers have caught some in the Baptist camp area out near 10 contour. Muskellunge, good. October is a good month for musky fishing. Yellow perch, good. Yellow perch are hitting by the grade on 1/16 ounce black leadheads with a piece of cut bait.

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Cowboy up In the words of the venerable Jimmy Johnson, how ‘bout them Cowboys? The faithful in big D were doom and gloom after their quarterback and leader Tony Romo went down with another injury in the preseason, having visions of Brandon Weeden flashing in their heads. Yet Dak Prescott is no Brandon Weeden. Prescott threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns against the Packers on Sunday, on the way to a dominating 30-16 victory. He did throw an interception, yet it was his first of the year to go with seven touchdowns. He is poised, athletic and only getting more confident from week-to-week. Prescott might not even be the best rookie Dallas has. If you haven’t heard, the kid Ezekiel Elliott is pretty good. The rookie leads the league in attempts and rushing yards, with 137 carries for 703 yards. Zeke rushed for 157 yards against a Packers defense who had allowed just 171 yards in their previous 4 games combined. The Cowboys are 5-1 and atop the NFC East going into their bye week. Owner Jerry Jones has stated in the past that once Tony Romo is healthy, he will be returning to the starting lineup. If Romo does, I think it would be a big mistake. Dallas has won 5 in a row behind their stellar rookies. Dak and Zeke are the future in Dallas, and it would be a disservice to them and the team to insert Romo back into the starting lineup. Prescott has earned his place. Let’s be honest, I don’t think anyone would consider Romo elite anyway. He has exactly two more playoff victories than I do, and seemingly can’t stay healthy. If the Cowboys keep Dak as their starter, they can always go back to Romo if he struggles for an extended time, but once Romo is in, there is no going back to Dak. Who are the Pittsburgh Steelers? After two impressive wins to start the season, the Steelers got embarrassed by the Eagles. Then Steel Town had two more nice wins before getting dominated by the lowly Dolphins 30-15. I can’t figure them out, and with Big Ben having surgery on Monday for a torn meniscus and the Patriots, Ravens and Cowboys coming up, it might be time to get worried if you are a Steelers’ fan. Once again Cam Newton showed his maturity after the Panthers 4138 loss to New Orleans. During his post-game press conference, and after speaking for only 90 seconds, Cam stormed out after not liking a question posed to him. Cam is the supposed leader of the team, yet acts like a petulant child who didn’t get his way. He has immense talent and physical ability, is the reigning MVP and was in the Super Bowl last year, yet can’t be mature enough to last a press conference? We all thought this behavior was behind him last year, but a team that goes 15-1 doesn’t get very many hard questions. The Panthers are 1-5 and not going to make the playoffs this year unless Cam Newton steps up and becomes as good a leader as he is a football player. Zach Clemens is the Regional News Editor of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise. Any comments or questions can be directed to

West Fork’s Cole Hall works around the outside as Rockford’s Weston Engels closes in during the second half on Friday, Oct. 14. RYAN HARVEY PHOTO

West Fork wins third straight

SHEFFIELD – Cole Hall had a big offensive night for the West Fork football team which won its third game in a row for the first time in six years with a 36-14 defeat of Rockford on Friday, Oct. 14. The Warhawks enjoyed a 22-6 halftime lead to post the three game win streak – the last time West Fork did so was twice in the 2010 season – when Seth Tuttle was quarterbacking the team. Hall amassed more than 200 yards rushing, including a big 42yard touchdown run early in the third quarter that gave coach Eric Gabe’s team a 28-6 advantage. Officially, Hall had 226 yards and three touchdowns, the biggest a 42-yarder in the first half. Quarterback Jarel Arbegast added 101 yards on 16 rushing attempts, a 6.3 yards per carry average. After Rockford cut the lead in half at 28-14 with 8 minutes, 10 seconds left in the third quarter, the Warhawks capped off the night with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Lukas Wogen to Rylan Fleshner with 1:18 to go. The West Fork defense got to Rockford quarterback Zach Bushbaum for six sacks, including three by Ian Gonzalez, two by Noah Sparks and one by Fleshner. The Warhawks also intercepted him four times – one each by Christian Ames, Arbegast, Jesse Chibambo and Kyle Rooney – to take control of the contest. Rooney also tallied five and a half tackles as did Mitchell Halloran to lead West Fork. Rockford managed to come with a pair of West Fork fumbles that led to one of the Warriors’ scores. West Fork will go have a tough task in order to end the season on a four-game win streak as it travels to Grundy Center (5-3, 4-2) this Friday night as the Spartans are trying to keep their Wild Card hopes alive in Class A. The Spartans currently sit third in the district.



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West Fork’s Noah Sparks (66) pursues Rockford quarterback Zach Bushbaum for a sack in the second half of the Warhawks’ 34-16 win over the Warriors on Friday, Oct. 14. RYAN HARVEY PHOTO West Fork 36, Rockford 14 Scoring Rocford West Fork First downs Rushes-yds Passing Punting ave. Fumbles-lost Penalties

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WF NA 51-343 77 0-0 2-2 NA

RUSHING (Att-Yds-TDs) – Rock, Weston Engels 4-54-1, Zach Bushbaum 3-6-0, Weston Schmidt 1-1-0, Gavin Reicks 2-0-0, Tanner Grady 2-(1)-0. WF, Cole Hall 30-226-3, Jarel Arbegast 16-101-0, Ian Gonzalez 1-170, Noah Sparks 1-3-1, Fleshner 2-2-0; Michael Fjone 1-(6)-0. PASSING (Att.Comp.-Yds-TD-INT) – Rock, Bushbaum 20-43-205-1-4. WF, Wogen 4-5-40-10, Arbegast 5-13-37-0-0.

RECEIVING (Catches-Yds-TDs) – Rock, Tanner Grady 8-63-1, Wesley Johnson 1-50-0, Dillon Schriever 6-450, Kaden Lyman 4-35-0, Engels 1-12-0. WF, Fleshner 1-35-1, Hall 1-16-0, Arbegast 1-11-0, Fjone 1-9-0, Mitchell Halloran 1-6-0. TACKLES – Rock, Cameron Rasing 6-5-8.5, Engels 7-2-8, Schriever 4-3-5.5, Heath Farr 5-0-5, Grady 5-0-5, Grant Staudt 3-3-4.5, Johnson 3-2-4, Matt Muller 3-2-4. WF, Halloran 4-3-5.5, Rooney 2-7-5.5, Gonzalez 4-2-5, Sparks 3-4-5, Fleshner 4-1-4.5. TFL – Rock, Engels 5, Farr 2, Staudt, Nathan Muller 0.5, Schriever 0.5. WF, Gonzalez 3, Sparks 3, Fleshner 2, Alex Bender. SACKS – Rock, Engels, Farr. WF, Gonzalez 3, Sparks 2, Fleshner. FUMBLE RECOVERIES – Rock, Schriever, Staudt. WF, None. INTERCEPTIONS – Rock, None. WF, Christian Ames, Arbegast, Jesse Chibambo, Rooney.

PETERSON UMAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK The University of Northwestern women’s volleyball team clinched A Upper Midwest Athletic Conference weekly award Monday afternoon. Lindsey Peterson, native of Sheffield and West Fork, posted her fourth nomination on the season. In her efforts, Peterson helped lead Northwestern to a 5-0 week and two conference wins. The junior outside hitter compiled 82 kills over a five-match span hitting .417, and added 47 digs to help the Eagles defensively.



38 year law enforcement career 23 years as Chief of Police for Belmond 9 years with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Second in command of the Sheriff’s Office since 2008


Paid for by the Committee to elect Linn Larson Sheriff of Franklin County.


• CONTINUE to be AGGRESSIVE on ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT • CONTINUE to broaden our tax base by luring more businesses and families to the county rather than raising taxes. • CONTINUE developing Franklin County’s wind assets. • CONTINUE work to reduce property tax levies. • CONTINUE improving roads and bridges. • CONTINUE to work for the residents of the Third District.

VOTE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 Paid for by the Eberling Committee

The mission of the board of supervisors is to plan, finance and deliver services to the citizens of Franklin County. My financial background makes me well suited to carry out that mission. I will listen intently to the residents of Franklin County and provide reasoned, data driven solutions to their situations.



The Sheffield Press, Thursday, October 20, 2016