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December 2, 2016 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF HARDIN COUNTY

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By Rick Patrie News Editor ELDORA – Someday they’ll learn how to bottle the joy of life, and when they do you will probably be able to find a jar of it down that aisle where they sell everything else. Until then you can find it in your Eldora Newspapers and a picture to the right: Gene Foster beaming and waving his beloved Stars and Stripes. The reason we make a special point of remembering him here is precisely because he never failed to remember us at the newspaper. He took such pleasure in seeing to it we knew what was going on. Gene was a stream of story ideas. And he even featured himself in a few of them. A family member not long ago wrote me about a moment in Marshalltown when a complete stranger bought Gene lunch. It turned out he guessed Gene was a veteran. Something in his attire maybe. Gene would get enthused about

something and his first stop was always the newspaper. Several years ago he discovered a pile of limestone in the brush down by the Iowa River boat ramp. It was an outdoor oven buried in tangles, not quite a secret, but pretty close. Gene took one look at it and thought: Newspaper. The bakery was a little unusual in design; it bore a resemblance to an oven configuration common in Italy. And Gene knew, for a time during World War II, Italian prisoners of war had probably mixed with others at the POW camp up on the fairgrounds not far away. Gene did the deduction. Decided: Good enough. At least for the hometown newspaper. Our Italian visitors had constructed that oven, left it for us to remember them by, and it should be said so in print. It was. Not so long ago, Gene went down to a VA hospital in Iowa City or Des Moines for something incidental. Of

course, he came back to the paper with another story. It seems that the hospital had a long section of parking lot blocked off in front of the medical complex. When he walked up to check as to why, he encountered a large number of police and other officials gathered around a big suitcase in the lot. He asked what it was. A policeman told him the suitcase had been discovered outside the hospital that morning, packed full of human toes. Human Toes? Just full of them. “Well, can’t someone get someone to remove it?” Gene said he asked. Can’t, said the cop standing nearby. “We can’t find a toe truck.” That, of course, didn’t get in the paper. Until now. But, Gene was always pitching some story. And not just about veteran’s either. In fact, most of the stories he brought to us were about local history and lore. Particularly that

of New Providence and Lawn Hill where he grew up. Gene had the documentation to back things up, too. He clearly inherited his dad’s yen for collecting newspaper clippings, dates, facts, and figures, published accounts of huge snowstorms, and you name it. Gene also liked to tell about travelling the county when just out of school. He was part of a circus menagerie. The road show was full of odd creatures, and headlined by what he would always tell you was “the undisputed, biggest horse in the whole world.” Of course Gene will always be remembered here for service to fellow veterans and creating the annual Veterans Day commemorative in the local schools. Lots of children got their first up-close with the Stars and Stripes as a result of his inspiration. In recognition, the veterans organizations, the community and Hardin County lowered flags in observance of Gene’s passing. Naturally, someone ensured the newspaper got the story.

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Summer in November By Rick Patrie News Editor AREA – Under the heading of “a lot more to talk about than to see” there was a very quick miniature version of your garden-variety summer storm front rumbling up out of the west this week, punctuated by sometimes-torrential rains, lots of dark clouds and a few minitornadoes. It all moved slowly across Hardin County around mid-day on Monday and got busier yet passing through Grundy and Butler Counties. Once the front passed here it was blue skies, balmy temperatures all over again, and far more signs of June than December in the air and the forecast.

But there was tornado damage on the northernmost edge of Radcliffe where authorities had been told a pickup truck was overturned and power lines downed, damage done to trees. Another tornado was sighted southwest of Buckeye. In Grundy county hail about pea size, was the main feature of the front. Accounts differed, but several said accumulation, though short lived, was enough to make travel on the streets tricky. There were no reports of injuries anywhere in the effected area. Weather services attributed the storm front and the sighting of funnel clouds to the unusual and unseasonable mix of warm moist air

with cool dry air across a large swath of Northeast Iowa. Weather watchers tracked reports of funnel clouds and tornado touchdowns in Hardin Grundy, Bremer and Butler Counties on Monday afternoon. There was a confirmed sighting near Parkersburg and reports that a handful of buildings were moved off their foundations in the northwest corner of town. That community, of course, was heavily damaged in a tornado even back in 2008. The sighting there was about 4 p.m. in the afternoon. The sighting south and west of Grundy Center was shortly after 1 p.m. and the sightings here in Hardin County around 1 p.m.

Looking toward December

By Rick Patrie News Editor ELDORA – What might December have in store? If you wanted to prepare yourself mentally for the worst, then as far back as the reliable records go, December of 1983 seems to have been the most miserable on record,

Newsbriefs Courthouse Christmas tree

The Hardin County Courthouse Christmas tree will again be decorated with hats and mittens for the needy. Also, donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted and donated to local organizations. Donated until Christmas at the Courthouse. Hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. (continued on page 3)

weatherwize in Eldora. It had the coldest lows, the coldest highs, the coldest averages and it set the bar for shivering ever since. On December 30, 1983 the Eldora Newspaper was looking back at a “Christmas Postponed.” It surveyed the whole month of December 1983 and declared it to

have been the coldest December in Hardin County history up to the moment. Wind chills on Christmas 77 degrees below zero. And they didn’t exaggerate. Today there are weather service records compiled by an outlet (continued on page 4)

(At the center of the picture) South and west from Grundy Center you can see the hint of a forming funnel cloud that was confirmed in Grundy County. A storm right out of a summer afternoon moved through the area dishing up a little bit of everything – except winter.

City wrestles with ambulance issue A third alternative surfaces

By Rick Patrie News Editor ELDORA – The couple-monthold-debate about a future home for the Eldora ambulance service took a surprise turn Monday night when members of the city council got first word of a proposal which

could have the city relocate the EMS headquarters and garages into a large, vacated privately-owned facility on the south edge of town. The prospect was new enough several member of the council had to clarify just which building was being offered for sale. It is the old

home to Greenbelt Transport, just north of the Masonic Lodge if you need a vantage point. The one-time truck maintenance center, everyone agrees, is much larger than what the ambulance service would need, but at the same time it promises plenty of room

to accommodate more garaging space for the emergency vehicles, plus everything else that the crew requires to maintain a round the clock emergency response team on site – and accommodate storage and training. The city has for a couple of months

been eyeing prospective building sites around Eldora, with intentions to construct an all new home for the center. The city’s involvement in the project would involve sponsoring a revenue bond backing loan funds

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Christmas at Calkins Nature Center HARDIN COUNTY – On Sunday, December 11th, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Hardin County Conservation in cooperation with the Friends of Calkins Nature Area will be hosting its annual Christmas at Calkins. We invite you to come out to Calkins Nature Area to visit with Santa, listen to live entertainment, and enjoy snacks and hot chocolate. In addition to live music, we will also have Christmas caroling performed by the students of Christian EduCare. There will be a variety of indoor crafts, games, and activities available for all ages. Outdoor activities will also be available, so please dress for the weather! This is a great family event that is FREE and open to the public. We ask that children remain under the supervision of an adult at all times.

Meet the Senator HARDIN COUNTY – Hardin County Republicans are hosting a tribute to Senator Charles Grassley on Friday December 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to be held at the 1611 3rds Street Place Eldora address of Steve and Jodie Gehrke. There will be refreshments, music and a chance to meet the Senator.


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Eldora wrestles with ambulance issue (continued from page 1)

for the construction. Right now the newest ambulance vehicles coming on the market are almost too large to fit in the current garaging site out at the Eldora Medical Center building (the old city hospital complex.) One of the vehicles doesn’t fit at all and is parked off site. Since word came out that the city was eyeing the project, the council has received at least one suggestion from a private citizen, calling for remolding and enlargement of the existing service site out at the hospital. Now comes the third possible alternative involving an existing building on the south side of town. With the new issue before the council, member’s went ahead with the initial work on a loan application to the USDA – which would fund any of the alternatives eventually chosen. The request was for $1.75 million. The project is not obligated simply by the filing Monday night, and the expectation is there will be considerable more discussion before any option is chosen, but USDA officials encouraged the city council to apply now because it is generally anticipated that borrowing costs will be going up soon. Some questions were raised about the efficacy of the south side proposal, some about the large unused space it would entail, and also came concerns about whether the site’s one time use as a vehicle maintenance center might have left some residual site chemical contamination. But it was generally agreed the idea deserved study, and the council gave

Site proposed for new ambulance (EMS) center the OK to its consulting engineer to tour the center and report back by months end. Meanwhile the city administration reported back with a needs and resources assessment addressing the city ambulance service. The ambulance service has been conspicuous in recent years in that, though it bears the city’s name, it is actually a self-supporting public project, depending on its own revenues and income stream to fund the crews and the operations. Within the assessment was a suggestion that the city someday consider the possibility of lending taxpayer support to the enterprise for the first time in years. The suggestion came in the contest of what the city might do to cushion the financial draw on the service (in the event it does actually go ahead and borrow the money to complete one of the alternative projects.)

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Historian to present CCC program Dec. 4

Linda McCann will be presenting a program on the Civilian Conservation Corps in Northeast Iowa at the Eldora Public Library, Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. A reception will be held following at the CCC/ POW building at the Hardin County Fairgrounds from 2 to 3 p.m. We expect she will be promoting her new book on the subject as well. You may recall Linda did an interesting program on prohibition in Iowa. We look forward to having her back. These are free events open to the public.

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Beef Burger Supper & Silent Cake Auction Dec. 2

The South Hardin High School After Prom Committee will be holding a fundraiser - a Beef Burger Supper and Silent Cake Auction held on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the South Hardin High School Commons. The fundraiser will be held before the BCLUW

One suggestion had been than the city take over the costs of standard fringe benefits, maybe to include insurance, social security and the like. The town’s financial consultant at Monday nights meeting said that the practice is actually common, and that Eldora history of having the service completely self-supporting, though not unheard of, is unusual among Iowa municipalities. The mere possibility of taxpayer support for the service did prompt several questions during Monday nights meeting. Although the city’s consultant said the Eldora service’s financial condition ranks quite high among other communities, city council members Melody Hoy and Robert John had misgivings about asking taxpayers to pitch in on the service. Hoy wondered that, though the service has been growing significantly, there was no guarantee

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Boiled Shrimp Dinner at American Legion Dec. 7

The Eldora American Legion Club Post #182 will be holding a Boiled Shrimp Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 7. This meal will be held at the American Legion in Eldora and serving will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person advanced tickets only. Carry-outs available at 5:30 p.m. Call the Legion at (641)858-3722 for reservations.

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its costs to operate wouldn’t some day grow faster. Meanwhile, city EMS head Corey Larson told the council the south side proposal was new enough he couldn’t make an assessment, but he said he was not necessarily against it at the same time. Larson had, on the other hand, been cool to that earlier second alternative which would have had a new ambulance garage constructed out at the old hospital site, and more remolding done within the old mothballed hospital to accommodate the service. In general council members Jack Brekke, Dave Mitchell and Cindy Johns were most sanguine about moving ahead with the project. Members John and Hoy raised the most concerns that the city not obligate itself to a long term project without first ensuring that the future income of the ambulance service

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would be able to cover all the bond redemption costs. One curiosity that did come up during the meeting was the fact that, though the service is rolling along quite well financially; it could be even more flush if users of the service would simply pay their bills.

Larson noted that the service only receives payment for about half what it bills for its service. It is in the nature of emergency services, he said.

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Women’s Open Fire Fellowship Chapter met The Women’s Fellowship of the The “Open Fire” Chapter of the

First Congregational Church of Eldora met on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Eight members were present. The meeting followed the preparing of the noodles for the bake sale. New business discussed was the bake sale on November 19. President Linda Catlin gave a reminder of the Gratitude luncheon on Sunday for all church members, which will be provided by the Stewardship Board. All members are encouraged to attend. The invitation to the December 1st Christmas program by the women of the Friends Church was shared. It begins at 9 a.m. Jane Kramer will be the guest speaker. Plans were made for the World Day of Prayer on March 3 and for the Easter breakfast. Flo Fisher gave the devotions on Scriptures of Thankfulness. Sometimes we take for granted the blessings that God has provided. May we have thankful hearts. The next meeting will be December 21 at the church at 10 a.m. All women are welcome.

Ellsworth Community College Fall Concert is Dec. 6

IOWA FALLS – The public is invited to the Ellsworth Community College Music Department’s Fall Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Hamilton Auditorium in Kruse Main Hall on the main campus. The event will feature performances by the ECC Band and ECC Choir. The students will perform several types of music including traditional Christmas songs, American folk songs and jazz numbers. The concert is free and open to the public.

IF Christian Women present Christmas Celebration

The Iowa Falls Christian Women present: Christmas Celebration program and brunch Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion, 709 S. Oak St., Iowa Falls (behind Pizza Hut). The cost is $8. Special feature and special music by Etude Club, vocal choir from the Greenbelt area. Suzanne Berg of Mound, MN shares the “Joy in the Journey.” She is currently a model, actress and works in commercials. For reservations, please call Donna Newcomb, (641)648-3292 or Stella Caselton (641)648-3744.

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DAR met on November 21 at the Eldora Library with Lisa Sheller hostess. Regent Candy Wait presided over the meeting Chaplin Marcia Brownlee gave devotions from Psalm 100. “Serve the Lord with gladness.” The pledge to the flag and American Creed were given by all and led by Barb Kettles. President General message was given by Lisa Sheller who also gave the “Indian Moment.” Marilyn Petty gave minutes of last meeting and Lisa, the treasurer’s report. Lisa gave the program on the similarity of politics between President Adams and the Bush Presidents; and also talked about Kennebunk Beach. Next meeting will be a Christmas luncheon on December 19 with Marcia Brownlee hostess.

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The Performing Arts Boosters have a beautiful quilt donated by Dorothy Teske to raffle off at the Holiday concert on December 12th at South Hardin High School. The group will be selling $1 raffle tickets at South Hardin events until then to raise funds for the Performing Arts Boosters.

Walk with your doctor GRUNDY CENTER - Take a step toward better health by joining the monthly ‘Walk with a Doc’, led by Dr. Eric Neverman on Wednesday, December 7, 9:00 a.m. The walk begins at the old elementary school/ YMCA and preschool classroom building at 1001 8th Street in Grundy Center. ‘Walk with a Doc’ is a free yearround walking program sponsored by Grundy County Memorial Hospital. The organization has more than 200 chapters across the country as part of an effort that pairs doctors with members of their community to encourage increased physical activity in people of all ages. Each walk begins with a brief health-related discussion led by the doctor. Walkers have an opportunity to ask questions on the walk, which will take about thirty minutes. Walkers should come with comfortable shoes and dressed for the weather. If weather conditions are extreme, the walk will be held inside the YMCA gym. 5. To receive future walk information, phone 319824-4161 or email GCMH_info@ unitypoint.org.

Steamboat Rock Progress Club Fourteen members of the Steamboat Rock Progress Club meet on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the home of Janet Siert. The meeting was opened by the president, Marcia Frerichs with a story about thankfulness and reasons to feel grateful. Everyone shared thoughts concerning their favorite dessert during the roll call. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given. A thank you note was read from Becky Rose for the donation to the CCC/POW fund drive and gift certificate. Committee Reports Community Involvement by Kitty Hemmen: Social Hour continues at the Community Center on Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. The community Christmas Program will be on December 4 at the schoolhouse. Santa will visit on December 11 at the Boat Club. Library Report by Lois Hollander: Several children visit after school till they are picked up by parents. They show a movie on the second Wednesday. Popcorn is 10 cents a bag unless they are watching the movie. There are activities for adults on Thursdays, which include crafts, cards, coloring and coffee. Story time is Saturday morning. Adventures in Reading was given by Vivian Fisher who encouraged everyone to read. She also said “Damaged” is a good suspense novel. Old Business was a reminder to pay dues. Dues paid by two

members. New Business – Lois Hollander will serve in January instead of Vivian. The December meeting will be on the 15th at Arlene Fingers’ house and there will be a white elephant gift exchange. Club Collect was read and the meeting was adjourned. The Program was given by Lois Hollander about the Pillsbury Doughboy. Lois brought a figurine of the doughboy, which can still be purchased. He was created in 1965 by Ruby Perez while testing products in his kitchen and has become a wellknown advertising icon. I’m Poppin Fresh the Pillsbury Doughboy was his famous introduction along with “Nothing says loving like baking from the oven.” He was used in 600 commercials for 50 products. His chubby, white, smiling face has also been used for other brands such as Geico, Sprint and Got Milk. He has performed as a dancer, singer, artist and has other talents such as playing the harmonica, accordion, bugle and violin. In 1972 a 7” vinyl doll was created that became a fast selling toy. Other family members were created along with a playhouse. In 2009 the Pillsbury doughboy became a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day balloon. He has been a mascot for many cooking contests and has been a helper and friend to cooks everywhere. Respectfully submitted, Lora Kramer Secretary

German Club to meet December 10 The Ostfriesen Heritage Society

will meet at 2 p.m. at the Wellsburg Public Library on December 10. We will be entertained by a group of AGWSR Middle School music students. Their teacher, Amanda Lee, said the students are busy preparing for their December 5 concert, and they will be sharing some of the Christmas Carols that they will perform at that concert. Notice the regular meeting time and date have been changed. The meetings in December, January, and March have been changed from the usual second Monday evenings to the Saturday afternoon before starting at 2 p.m. This time change is hoped to accommodate those coming from a distance in the cold weather. Come and enjoy reminiscing about Christmas traditions of our Ostfriesen ancestors, and a little Platt Duetsch speaking. Bring Christmas goodies to share over a cup of Ostfriesen Tea.

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Looking forward to what December offers (continued from page 1) called Weather Warehouse, which furnishes information to government and business. And you can go as far back as 1957 for comprehensive data. Records include everything from the lowest twenty-four hour temperature in Eldora (during a December), to the daily high for any December, to the warmest minimum temperature, the coldest maximum temperature, and average minimum throughout the all the Decembers. Check the records and there it is – December of 1983 – over and over and over, the coldest of all Eldora’s many Decembers. The lowest recorded temperature during December 1983 was a minus 23, and that is the lowest Eldora December temperature going clear back into the Fifties. The high for the whole month was 34 during December 1983 – again the lowest high of any December since the 50s. Meanwhile, the warmest low temperature for any December on record here was 26, once more the coldest reading of its kind in all the Decembers dating back to the 50s. The worst day had to have been one in December of 1983 when the high for the day was just a minus 15. If you averaged all the highs in December 1983 you would come up with a still bone chilling cold 15.7 degrees. And if you averaged the lows from 1983 in December they wouldn’t get beyond a minus 2.3. As for the Christmas Eve blizzard, then newspaper editor Virginia Stiles wrote that there weren’t any dramatic rescues to report around the county, precisely because everyone was smart enough to stay home.

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Water pipes caught cold around Eldora, leaving a lot of patrons without service until after the blizzard, church services for Christmas Eve were cancelled or postponed about everywhere. Churches that tried to tough it out found pews all but empty. Weather forecasters had given everyone plenty of warning. Roads across the whole state were impassable but also empty. Three young women from Zearing had to be plucked from the blizzard, but people in Eldora pretty much hunkered down. On Christmas Day, volunteers – out afoot – showed up at Dorothy’s Senior Center to serve a holiday meal to almost 70. If you are looking at the long term 2015 December forecast between now and the New Year, consider this as a possibility – the run of temperatures from the paper of December 30, 1983: Stiles rounded out the weather for December: “Since Thursday, December 22, the highs ranged from a minus seven on Thursday to a minus 15 on Friday, a minus 11 on Saturday, five degrees on Sunday, 18 on Monday and Tuesday and nine on Wednesday. Remember, that was the highs. The lows were minus 20, minus 23 on Friday, minus 20 on Saturday, minus 10 on Sunday, and 3 on Monday and Tuesday and 8 on Wednesday. Then on December 29 the low plummeted to minus 7.”

What was discribed as a mini-tornado clipped the north side of Radcliffe Monday mid-day.

First Snow of 2016

Meanwhile, the first snow fluries of the season did arrive on Wednesday morning November 30

Temperatures in Iowa.

American Legion Club Post #182, Eldora

Boiled Shrimp

dinner

Beef Burger Supper & Silent Cake Auction Friday, Dec. 2 - 5-7 p.m.

Held at the American Legion

Wednesday, December 7

Serving from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Carry-outs available at 5:30 p.m. $15 per person

ADvAnceD Ticket Sales OnLy

Call the Legion at (641)858-3722 for reservations. 11/29, 12/2/16

SHHS After Prom Fundraiser

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at the South Hardin High School Commons before the BCLUW Varsity Basketball Games Free Will Donation to Eat Contact Krista Weber at kweber313@aol.com if you could donate a decorated cake. 11/29, 12/2/16

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Public Record Flashback Friday

Taking a look back at local history from previous editions of the Eldora Newspapers. Compiled by Rob Maharry. Five years ago this week-2011 • If it can be agreed to, that troublesome house next door to the new county emergency operations center will be moving on—the house only— as county supervisors now hope the home can be sold and the lot it sets on retained. Supervisors have moved to pursue a possible offer to that effect, judging the county will have use for the vacant lot, even as the city of Eldora has plans for the house. Eldora thinks it has a party interested in obtaining the house and moving it into one of the several city-owned lots, which have been cleared and readied for new tax structures—and for return to the tax rolls. • It did in fact come down to some very precise math, the placement of a decimal point and nearly four hours of recounting, then a final run through that took place at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. And finally, finally, the suspense broke. Ellsworth Hospital had received the voters’ approval by the slimmest of margins, but nonetheless the full 60 percent favorable. And because so, it can now enlist the county’s co-signature on a new hospital re-building project on the south edge of Iowa Falls. The decision came after close to three years of informational meetings with groups throughout the county. • The Eldora city council and the E-NP school board held a rare joint session Monday night, and the big news that came out of it was word that the city of Eldora is definitely getting out of the daycare service. One way or another, the issue to end all Eldora issues—almost 10 years running—is coming to an end. Of course, the reservoir of hard feelings about the project couldn’t empty in one night. Longtime opponents of the daycare weren’t happy with the city’s proposal for disengagement. They worried that a transition and transactions moving the daycare off the city books could involve some tax dollars flowing to the center while dissolution was being completed. 10 years ago this week-2006 • The expectation is that bids will be opened on December 20 for the new Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center facility in Eldora. The project has run into a couple of roadblocks in its planning, the latest of which came up when it was discovered that the intergovernmental agreement between the counties involved in the center did not specifically grant the district power to purchase property for the building project. With that discovery, the 28E agreement forming the 16 county agency was quickly rewritten and is now working its way toward approval. That approval came in Hardin County last week as the county board of supervisors okayed the new draft. • Considering the importance of the decisions, it has proven a remarkably steady and compromiserich process fleshing out all the details involved in making a reality of the whole grade sharing between the E-NP and Hubbard-Radcliffe schools. As various study commit-

tees continue working on the details, it now appears at least one will be advancing a proposal before both school boards during their December meetings, in it splitting some differences on color schemes and team mascots affected by the extracurricular portion of the sharing agreement. And the emphasis appears to be on—whenever possible—bringing most of the changes into the mix gradually so that the schools can for the most part stick to what are normal five-year rotations on replacement of uniform stocks. Other changes to fixtures in the school, which tie into the color scheme and school symbols, will be adjusted gradually too, much of that with an eye toward cutting the costs of implementing the agreement. 25 years ago this week- 1991 • A group of persons who are interested in beginning a countywide taxpayers association met at the Jackson Township Hall Wednesday night. Mike Ralston, former mayor of Grundy Center and now director of the Polk-Des Moines Taxpayers Association, met with the group of 17 persons to discuss the procedure for organizing a similar association for Hardin County. “The goal of our association is to provide objective information to citizens and public officials so that public policy decisions can be made on an informal basis,” Ralston said. The Polk County group is primarily business-oriented, supported by corporations, but it does have individual members as well, Ralston said. “Our members control our group. We have three people on the staff, but the members make the actual decisions.” • The conflict between the Hardin County Solid Waste Disposal Commission and the Heartland Recycling Company of Iowa Falls continued at the regular meeting Monday night of the commission. As the session opened, chairman A.E. Shepherd of Eldora said he felt the issue concerning a conflict of interest on the part of the Iowa Falls representative had not been resolved and turned the discussion over to the commission’s attorney, Rick Dunn. At a special meeting earlier this month, Shepherd had noted that because the city of Iowa Falls had loaned Heartland Recycling Company $250,000 that Frankie Tjarks, who is the representative from Iowa Falls on the commission, might be acting under a conflict of interest. Tjarks also serves on the Iowa Falls City Council, which approved the loan to Heartland. 50 years ago this week- 1966 • Work is progressing on schedule at the new shop and office building for the Pine Lake Saw Mill. The new all-steel building is going up on the north side of Highway 57, a quarter mile east of the Iowa River Bridge. Completion of steel work was scheduled for this weekend with placement of colored metal sheets on the exterior planned immediately. The 80x100 foot structure will be similar to the new Risse-Miller plant. • The town of Eldora was sprayed with a DDT solution Wednesday by the Omni-Flight Helicopter service of Janesville, Wisconsin, for the purpose of killing Dutch Elm disease beetles. Areas of the city not covered Wednesday are scheduled to be worked this week.

disaster relief Matt Kuecker, Steve Brunk, Issac Beck Brunk and Lyle Neher spent the week of November 14th in Detroit, Michigan doing disaster flood relief work. In 2014 a flood backed up sewer water into the basements of over 1,200 homes. Furnaces, hot water heaters and often washers and dryers were ruined. Finished basements had to have dry wall and or paneling removed and the walls cleaned and water proof paint applied. A total of 12 people volunteered for the week from the Northern Plains District. Meal The fundraiser lasagna meal attracted persons from Gifford, Union, Conrad, and Grundy Center. Breth-

ren Churches were also represented from South Waterloo and South English. Calendar: dEC. 4 - 9:30 a.m. - assemble 20 cookie plates. Bring candy, fruit, or cookies. dEC. 11 - Christmas caroling at 4 p.m. for Eldora and rural areas/Conrad and Marshalltown area. dEC. 18 - White gift offering- choices are Training School Boys canteen cards, Disaster Relief money for Haiti and Nigeria, and Give a Girl a Chance for tuition in Nepal and Sudan. dEC. 24 - Christmas Eve Service. wanted Poinsettias to share at church and singers or instrumental music for worship.

News from Ivester

Eldora Library by dan Gehring Librarian Eldora – We have a busy weekend coming up. This Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. we are celebrating reading to babies with a special Diaper Day at the Library! This is a special day when we are honoring parents that are reading to their babies. As part of the celebration we are, thanks to a generous donation by Kiwanis, giving the first 30 babies that come to the library a free bag of diapers when a parent checks out a baby book. We hope it will be a fun day when we can see a lot of babies! Then this Sunday, Dec. 4, Linda McCann will be presenting a program on the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Eldora Public Library at 1 p.m. There will be a reception following at the CCC/POW Museum at the fairgrounds from 2 to 3 p.m. including refreshments. If you miss the program at the library you can still go to the reception. Linda has written over 20 books relating to Iowa history. Her current book, Civilian Conservation Corps in Northeast Iowa is the first of a planned series of books on the CCC. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Eldora Public Library Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Friends of the Library will be mak-

ing cookies for Santa. We may also have some elves helping do holiday crafts with the children. Regular activities: Toddler Time is Tuesday at 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime is 10 a.m. Wednesday. After school time for middle school and upper elementary youth is Tuesday and Thursday until 4:45 p.m. Lego time is after school on Friday until 4:30 p.m. I would like to bring your attention to a new documentary DVD we added to the collection: My Love, Don’t Cross That River. It’s a documentary that has been described as “an unforgettable story of true love.” Filmed over a period of 15 months, a Korean couple that’s been together for 76 years faces “the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end.” To check for more new items added see the library’s catalog and click on What’s New. Regular hours: Monday 9 a.m.8 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Trivia question: According to my source are men or women more likely to have seasonal affective disorder? The answer can be found on the classified page.

Dorothy’s Senior Center

  1306 17th Ave., Eldora  Phone 858-5152 Weekly menu - program  Open to all persons 60 years of  age or older noTICE: To order or cancel an a or B meal we must know by 12:30 p.m. the day before the meal. Call 858-5152 to make your reservation. If there is no answer, leave a message on the answering machine. Dorothy’s Senior Center is available to rent in the evenings, Monday through Friday and also all day Saturday and Sunday. Call (641)8585006 for reservations. MondaY, dEC. 5 Menu a - Lemon pepper fish, cheesy rice, Lima beans, multi-grain bread/margarine, mandarin oranges/ cottage cheese, tartar sauce Menu B - Mushroom chicken, cheesy rice, Lima beans, multi-grain bread/margarine, mandarin oranges/ cottage cheese 8:30 a.m. - Exercise Noon - Meal TUEsdaY, dEC. 6 Menu a – Pork with supreme sauce, roasted potato medley, green beans, wheat bread/margarine, cookie Menu B – Mixed bean soup, sliced roast beef and Swiss cheese, wheat bread/margarine, coleslaw, cookie Noon – Meal 12:30 p.m. - Bingo

wEdnEsdaY, dEC. 7 BIrThdaY MEal Menu a – Roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, California vegetable blend, wheat roll, birthday cake, milk, margarine. no alternate meal available. 8:30 a.m. - Exercise Noon – Meal; Prayer and Devotion - Sister Connie Howe; Program - Lupkus Girls - Vocal; Workers - Lutheran ThUrsdaY, dEC. 8 Menu a – Turk ham and beans, green peas, glazed carrots, multigrain bread/margarine, pineapple tidbits Menu B – Chef salad, carrot raisin salad, crackers, pineapple tidbits, salad dressing Noon – Meal FrIdaY, dEC. 9 Menu a – Country fried steak, country gravy, mashed potatoes, whole kernel corn, multi-grain bread/margarine, fresh seasonal fruit Menu B – Baked chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, whole kernel corn, multi-grain bread/margarine, fresh seasonal fruit 8:30 a.m. - Exercise 10:30 a.m. - Scenic Living Bingo 11:30 a.m. - Fresh Conversations Noon – Meal

PUBLIC NOTICE

Steamboat Rock City Council STEAMBOAT ROCk CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION NOvEMBER 22, 2016, 5:00 P.M. The Steamboat Rock City Council met in special session November 22, 2016, 5:00 p.m. at City Hall. Present were Mayor Marvin Veld and the following Councilmembers: Carol Williams, eric Nielsen, Jeff Risius. absent were Kevin Pieters and adam Blackburn. Mayor Veld called the meeting to order. It was moved, seconded and carried that the agenda be approved as presented. at 5:00 p.m. a public hearing was held to approve Resolution 3-16 approving vacation of a city street described as the platted but unused

portion of Franklin Street between 10th and 11th Street. No person were present nor were there any written comments pertaining to the public hearing. It was moved, seconded and carried by roll call vote to approve Resolution #3-16. It was moved, seconded and carried to pay any volunteer fireman that has to leave their work to take care of emergency maintenance of a fire truck $20/hour and they are to be given a 1099 at the end of the year. Carried. It was moved, seconded and carried that the meeting be adjourned. Time of adjournment was 5:40 p.m. (Index – Dec. 2, 2016)

PUBLIC NOTICE Trust Notice

TRUST NOTICE IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST: Jean J. Wright Living Trust, dated October 9, 2014 To all persons regarding Jean J. Wright, deceased, who died on or about September 17, 2016. You are hereby notified that Kris a. Wright is the trustee of the Jean J. Wright Living Trust, dated October 9, 2014 dated on October 9, 2014. any action to contest the validity of the trust must be brought in the District Court of Hardin County, Iowa, within the later to occur of four (4) months from the date of second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice to all heirs of the decedent settlor and the spouse of the decedent settlor whose identities are reasonably ascertainable. any suit not filed within this period shall be forever barred. Notice is further given that any person or entity possessing a claim against the trust must mail proof of the claim to the trustee at the address

listed below via certified mail, return receipt requested, by the later to occur of four (4) months from the second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice if required or the claim shall be forever barred unless paid or otherwise satisfied. Dated on November 28, 2016. Jean J. Wright Living Trust, dated October 9, 2014 Kris a. Wright 821 30th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 (Name and address of Trustee) J. Michael Deege, #aT0002041, attorney for Trustee Wilson Deege Despotovich Riemenschneider & Rittgers, PLC, 4200 University ave, Suite 424, West Des Moines, Ia 50266 Date of second publication: December 9, 2016. (Index – Dec. 2, 9, 2016)

Eldora nEwspapErs a division of Mid-america publishing Corporation Eldora, Iowa official County newspaper

(Publication No. 235-160) Offices at 1513 Edg. Ave., Eldora, IA 50627-1623 Published semi-weekly with the exception of Memorial Week, Labor Day Week, Christmas Week and New Year’s Week by Eldora Newspaper, 1513 Edgington Ave., Eldora, IA 506271623. Periodicals postage paid at Eldora, IA. Postmaster: send address changes to The Eldora Newspapers, 1513 Edgington Ave., Eldora, IA 50627-1623. Clint Poock - Publisher; Scott Bierle - Sports Editor/Gen. Mgr. Rick Patrie - News Editor; Betty Gotto - Production Manager; Rob Maharry - Staff Writer Stephanie McManus - General Finance & Circulation Subscription rate: $50 per year in Hardin and adjoining counties; $57 per year elsewhere in Iowa; and $61 per year out of state. (Hardin County Index and Eldora Herald-Ledger sold in combination.) Ph. 641-939-5051, Fax 641-939-5541 Email Ad: news@eldoranewspaper.com

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 • Page 5

At the Movies

Eldora – Starting Friday, Dec. 2 is “Doctor Strange,” rated PG-13. This movie is a fantasy/science fiction film. Run time is one hour, 55 minutes. Storyline: Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front

line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. As always thanks to our volunteers. We can always use additional volunteers at the theatre, so please come in and sign the book or give us a call at (641)939-3522. See you “At the Movies!”

Activity Log

hardin County sheriff wednesday, november 9 • 8:35 a.m.: Chief Deputy Holmes served a Hardin County warrant on Michael Welch, age 55, of Hubbard, for Second Degree Theft, and bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety. He was released. • 1:57 p.m.: Deputy Raum conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of Max Gerber, age 49, of Ames, for Driving While Suspended and No SR Insurance. He remained in jail. • 2:03 p.m.: A caller outside of Eldora wanted to talk to a deputy about the windows of his semi being shot out. Thursday, november 10 • Officers received 22 calls for service. Among these calls were five ambulance requests, three controlled burns, two reports of livestock in the road, two dog complaints, two deer accidents, two requests to assist other agencies, one reckless driving complaint, one report of debris on the road, one report of damage to a road, one informational call and one suspicious person report. • 1:13 a.m.: A caller in Eldora reported a suspicious male that looked like he was attempting to break into a building. An officer located the male at Kum and Go and spoke with him. He was trying to find a ride back to Iowa Falls, and all was okay. Friday, november 11 • Officers received 27 calls for service. Among these calls were seven controlled burns, six ambulance requests, two animal complaints, two deer accidents, one e911 wireless call, one informational call, one report of debris in the road, one request to assist another agency, one accident with damages, one dog complaint, one suspicious activity report, one broken down vehicle and one motorist assistance request. • 5:58 p.m.: The department received two 911 calls regarding a hay baler that was on fire in a cornfield near Radcliffe. The Radcliffe Fire Department was paged and responded. saturday, november 12 • Officers received 25 calls for service. Among these calls were seven ambulance requests, four controlled burns, two public assistance requests, two suspicious vehicles, one accident with no damage, one animal complaint, one broken down vehicle, one civil disagreement, one reckless driving complaint, one report of livestock on the road, one informational call and one deer accident. • 5:47 p.m.: A caller in New Providence reported eight to 10 subjects that seemed to be fighting. Upon deputy arrival, there was no one in

the area. • 6:44 p.m.: The IFPD received a call from a male who didn’t give a last name, and the call was lost before getting a call back number or more information. He said his truck battery died north of Alden, and it was parked on the side of the road. A deputy located the vehicle, and it was towed because of the lack of owner information. The vehicle also did not have plate information. The vehicle owner’s license was suspended. sunday, november 13 • Officers received 19 calls for service. Among these calls were six controlled burns, four ambulance requests, two harassing communication complaints, two deer accidents, one accident with unknown damage, one request to assist another agency and one report of cattle on a roadway. • 2:20 a.m.: A caller in New Providence reported an assault and requested to speak with an officer. • 2:48 p.m.: A caller in New Providence requested a deputy for a grandmother who left marks on her granddaughter. Monday, november 14 • Officers received 18 calls for service. Among these calls were seven controlled burns, three ambulance requests, one deer accident, one report of alarms going off, one report of debris on the road, one informational call, one attempt to locate, one accident with vehicle damage and one fire. • 10:36 a.m.: A caller near Eldora advised that there was a gray pickup parked alongside the roadway with a man and a dog walking away from it. The man was carrying a gun for hunting. Tuesday, november 15 • Officers received 21 calls for service. Among these calls were eight controlled burns, two ambulance requests, one accident with unknown damage, one request to assist another agency, one broken down vehicle, one suspicious activity report, one reckless driving complaint, one attempt to locate, one criminal mischief report and one public assistance request. • 9:43 a.m.: A caller in Buckeye advised that she received a scam call from New York claiming she was in non-compliance on a payday loan and would be arrested on a warrant shortly. She did not take out a payday loan. • 9:58 a.m.: Chief Deputy Holmes arrested Kayla Hallett, age 21, of Union, on Hardin County warrant for Being an Accessory to a Felony. Bond was set at $2,000 cash or surety, and she was released.


Public Record

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Hardin County Board of Supervisors hARDIN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES – NOVEMBER 23, 2016 WEDNESDAY – 10:00 A.M. Chair Lance granzow called the meeting to order. also present were Supervisors Reneé McClellan and Ronn Rickels; and Justin Ites, BJ Hoffman, Micah Cutler, Rick Dunn, Rob Maharry, Machel eichmeier, Jess Miell, and Nancy Lauver. The Pledge of allegiance was recited. McClellan moved, Rickels seconded to approve the agenda as posted. Motion carried. Rickels moved, McClellan seconded to approve the minutes of November 15 & 16, 2016. Motion carried. McClellan moved, Rickels seconded to approve the November 23, 2016 claims for payment. Motion carried. County attorney, Rick Dunn, reviewed the two bids received on the County Home and Conservation farm land, and the following action was taken: Rickels moved, McClellan seconded to approve the two year lease with D&N Farms at $292/acre for the County Home farm land. Motion carried. McClellan moved, Rickels seconded to approve the Hardin County Credit Card Policy amendment. Motion carried.

City of Union

Rickels moved, McClellan seconded to approve the discharge of Terri Chase, Sheriff’s Office, effective 11/16/2016. Motion carried. McClellan moved, Rickels seconded to set December 28, 2016 at 10:02 a.m. for a public hearing for a budget amendment. Motion carried. Rickels moved, McClellan seconded to approve the group Vision Care Plan Renewal agreement with avesis. Motion carried. McClellan moved, Rickels seconded to approve the hiring of Marvin grummett, full-time grading crew foreman, Secondary Roads Department, at $20.73/hour effective 11/21/2016. Motion carried. McClellan moved, Rickels seconded to approve the retirement of Brent Colvin, Secondary Roads Department, effective 10/31/2016. Motion carried. Utility Permits: None. Secondary Roads Department: None. Other Business: None. McClellan moved, Rickels seconded to adjourn until November 30, 2016. Motion carried. /s/Lance granzow /s/Jessica Lara Lance granzow, Chair Jessica Lara Board Of Supervisors Hardin County auditor (Index – Dec. 2, 2016)

PUBLIC NOTICE City of Union

NOTICE OF PUBLIC hEARING ON PROPOSED PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, FORM OF CONTRACT AND ESTIMATE OF COST FOR 2016 SANITARY SEWER REhABILITATION FOR CITY OF UNION, IOWA AND ThE TAkING OF BIDS FOR SAID IMPROVEMENTS Public notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City of Union Iowa on the proposed contract documents (plans, specifiations and form of contract) and estimate cost for the improvements at its meeting at 6:30 p.m.

on December 13, 2016, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 308 Center Street, Union, Iowa. at said time and place any interested person may appear and file objections to said plans, specifications, form of contract or estimate of cost of said improvements. This notice is given by authority of the City of Union, Iowa. Tom Pieper, Mayor City of Union, Iowa Published in the Hardin County Index, eldora, Iowa (Index – Dec. 2, 2016)

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS AND NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTIVITY IN A FLOODPLAIN OR WETLAND Date of Publication: December 2, 2016 City of Union 308 Center Street - PO Box 342 Union IA 50258

These notices shall satisfy separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Union. ReQUeST FOR ReLeaSe OF FUNDS On or after December 20, 2016 the City of Union will submit a request to the State of Iowa, Iowa economic Development authority for the release of Community Development Block grant funds under TITLe 1 of the HOUSINg aND COMMUNITY DeVeLOPMeNT aCT OF 1974, as amended (P.L. 97-35) to undertake the following project: Project Title: CDBg Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project Purpose: The proposed project involves improvements to the City’s sanitary sewer system. Improvements include the lining of various parts of the collection system, and lift station and lagoon improvements. Location: The proposed project activities will take place in various locations in the collection system and at the City’s lift station in Union, Hardin County, Iowa. estimated Cost: CDBg Funding = $300,000.00 Total Project Cost = $828,020.00. FINDINg OF NO SIgNIFICaNT IMPaCT The City of Union has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an environmental Impact Statement under the National environmental Policy act of 1969 (NePa) is not required. additional project information is contained in the environmental Review Record (eRR) on file at the City of Union, 308 Center

Street, and may be examined or copied Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 P.M. PUBLIC COMMeNTS any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the eRR to the City of Union, City Clerk. all comments received by December 19, 2016 will be considered by the City of Union prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ReLeaSe OF FUNDS The City of Union certifies to Iowa economic Development authority that Thomas Pieper, in his capacity as Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. Iowa economic Development authority’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NePa and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Union to use HUD program funds. OBJeCTIONS TO ReLeaSe OF FUNDS The Iowa economic Development authority will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Union’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Union; (b) the City of Union has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Iowa economic Development authority; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project

is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Iowa economic Development authority at 200 east grand avenue, Des Moines, Ia 50309. Potential objectors should contact the Iowa economic Development authority to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

system, lagoon and lift station are located in the floodplain so the location cannot be avoided. all required flood plain permits will be secured prior to the start of construction. The City of Union has reevaluated alternatives to the project and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment because the project involves the rehabilitation of existing sewer system components. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains or wetlands and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains and wetlands can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains or wetlands, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by the City of Union at the following address on or before December 19, 2016: City of Union, 308 Center Street, and 641-486-2302, attention: Kristi Schiebel, City Clerk. Comments may also be submitted or further information can be requested via email at Unioncity@heartofiowa. net. a full description of the project may also be reviewed at City Hall (address above) on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 P.M. Thomas Pieper, Mayor – City of Union (Index – Dec. 2, 2016)

FINaL NOTICe aND PUBLIC eXPLaNaTION OF a PROPOSeD aCTIVITY IN a FLOODPLaIN OR WeTLaND This is to give notice that the City of Union has conducted an evaluation as required by executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for a CDBg Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project (#16-WS-019). The proposed project is located in various locations in the collection system and at the City’s lagoon and lift station in Union, Hardin County, Iowa. The proposed project involves improvements to the City’s sanitary sewer system. Improvements include the lining of sewer collection lines, and lagoon and lift station improvements. Portions of the proposed project are located within a 100-year floodplain. The need for the proposed project was identified by the DNR who noted in an inspection report that I/I is a significant problem in the sanitary sewer collection system. The City of Union has considered alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values. There are no practicable alternatives to locating the project in a floodplain. The targeted project involves modifications to an existing sanitary sewer system that serves a developed community of 397 people. a portion of the collection

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Mark Chapman, Pastor 1307 3rd St. (641) 939-2366 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 6 p.m., Evening Worship

St. Mary Catholic

Fr. Anthony Kruse, Priest 614 Washington (641) 939-5545 Sister Connie Howe, R.S.M., Pastoral Associate SATURDAY 4 p.m., Mass, St. Mark, IA Falls 6:30 p.m., Mass, St. Patrick, Hampton SUNDAY 8 a.m., Mass, St. Mary, Eldora 10:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mary, Ackley

United Methodist

Vicki Reece, Pastor 1415 12th St. (641) 939-2057 SUNDAY 8:30 a.m., Praise Worship 9:45 a.m., Sunday School for all ages 10:45 a.m., Traditional Worship

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St. Paul Lutheran

David Splett, Pastor Bruce Zimmermann, Visitation Pastor 1105 Washington (641) 858-2464 SUNDAY 6:30 & 7:30 a.m., Lutheran Hour 8:30 a.m., Sunday School & Bible Classes 9:30 am., Worship

BAngOR Bangor-Liberty Friends Matt Bishop, Pastor 1260-B Hopkins Ave (641) 486-5434 SUNDAY 8:30 a.m., Prayer Group 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday School

Rochelle Swenson, Pastor Leader SUNDAY 8:30 a.m., Worship

HUBBARD St. John Evangelical Lutheran

Matthew W. Rueger, Pastor 116-124 S Iowa St. (641) 864-2672 SUNDAY 9 a.m., Christian Education 10 a.m., Worship

Salem United Methodist

Rochelle Swenson, Pastor 115-123 S. Illinois St. (641)864-2625 SUNDAY 9 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Fellowship 10 a.m., Worship

BUCKEYE

Zion United Church of Christ

Cottage Community Church

Laura Renault, Pastor 201 E Chestnut St. (641) 864-2600 SUNDAY 9 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

Ken Nason, Pastor 20042 Co. Hwy. D41 (515) 855-4361 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship

IVESTER

St. Paul Lutheran

Michael Kearney, Pastor 408 Berlin Ave. (515) 855-4240 SUNDAY 8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday School

COnRAD Blue Collar Community Church

Troy Ralston, Pastor Basement of HCSB (west door) (641) 485-5743 SUNDAY 9 a.m., Worship

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Methodist Church

Ivester Church of the Brethren

Paul Shaver, Pastor 25056 E Ave. (641) 858-3879 www.ivesterchurch.org SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, 10:30 a.m., Worship

LISCOmB Church of Christ

Ralph Norman, Minister 403 State Street (641) 496-5424 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, 10:30 a.m., Worship

Brown-Hurst Insurance Agency

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Steamboat Rock Baptist

Honey Creek New Providence Friends Justin Weber, Pastor 604 Cherry Dr. (641) 497-5333 SUNDAY 8:30 a.m., Fellowship 9 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship

OWASA Owasa Methodist

Ward Richards, Pastor SUNDAY 9 a.m., Bible Study 10 a.m., Worship Service For cancellations listen to KIFG 95.3 FM

RADCLIFFE

Faith Evangelical

Andrew Johnson, Pastor 26902 Cty. Hwy. S-27 (515) 899-7816 SUNDAY 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Fellowship 10:15 a.m., Sunday School for all ages

Our Savior’s Lutheran 601 Isabella St. (515) 899-2247 SUNDAY 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m., Sunday School

St. John United Methodist

Margaret Aiseayew, Pastor 207 Amanda (515) 899-2327 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship

Zion Lutheran Church

13171 330th St., rural Radcliffe SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship

Calvary Baptist

Rev. Matthew Nuiver, Pastor 608 S. Adams (641) 869-3633 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Sunday School 7:00 p.m., Evening Worship

First Christian Reformed

Dan Brouwer, Pastor 12419 18th St. (641) 869-3305 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Sunday School Bruce Zimmermann, Pastor S. Washington at 6th St. 600 6th (641) 869-3911 SUNDAY 9 a.m., Worship 9:45 a.m., Sunday School

St. Paul Lutheran

Jonathan Schuler, Pastor 404 Commercial St. (641) 486-2449 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 6:30 p.m., Evening Service

Community Church Rick Schill, Pastor 402 3rd St. (641) 486-5469 SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship

Union Church of Christ

St. John Lutheran

Victoria Shepherd, Pastor 16553 H Ave (641) 869-3992 SUNDAY 8:15 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship

Rick Schill, Pastor 501 Commercial St. (641) 486-5596 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship Hour

WHITTEn

Community Church

Jim Hartman, Pastor 812 Irwin St. (641) 486-5470 SUNDAY 9 a.m., Worship Service 10:15 a.m., Sunday School

Hardin County Savings Bank Eldora

Member FDIC

939-3407

Hy-Vee Food Store 858-2005

Fidelity Abstract & Title Company Eldora - 858-5496

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United Reformed Church

Green Belt Bank & Trust

Eldora - 939-5051

Mark Andersen, Pastor 617 E 4th (641) 869-3316 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Sunday School

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Creps-Abels Funeral Home

Eldora Newspapers

Wellsburg Reformed

Michael Brost, Pastor 401 Market (641) 868-2292 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Fellowship

“Eldora’s Leader in Long-Term Care” 1510 22nd St., Eldora 939-3491

Eldora

Michael McLane, Pastor 13607 D Ave. SUNDAY 8 a.m., Worship

First Presbyterian

Eldora Nursing & Rehab Center

Member FDIC

St. Peter’s Country Church

Harrison Lippert, Pastor Bryce Roskens, Associate Pastor 107 2nd (641) 868-2458 www.steamboatbaptist.org SUNDAY 8:45 a.m., Traditional Service 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m., Contemporary Service

Eldora - 939-3404

Chad Johnson (641) 858-2181 905 Edgington Ave. Eldora

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Eldora - 858-2361

Valley View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

“Your rehabilitation specialists” 2313 15th Ave., Eldora 858-5422


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Hardin County Magistrate

The following citations were issued in Hardin County by all agencies. Freeman Yoder, Hubbard, failure to maintain or use safety belts – adult. Levi Webster, Hubbard, registration card. Carlynn Gray, Iowa Falls, speeding. Kylinn Silvest, Iowa Falls, driving

while license under suspension. Daniel Viles, Whitten, driving while license under suspension. Maria Martinez, Dows, driving while license under suspension. Joel McDowell, Johnston, speeding. Emily Simons, Iowa Falls, speeding. Merrick Johnson, Roseville, MN, speeding.

Public Record

Clifton Jenes, Waterloo, speeding. Cameron Lensmeyer, Waverly, speeding. Felix Del Angel, Hampton, no valid driver’s license. Trisdan Bales, Eldora, speeding. Kyle Loecke, Manchester, speeding.

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Jacob Koller, Plainfield, IL, speeding. Harold Denetelli, Menomonie, WI, windshield and window requirements. Regina French, Prior Lake, MN, speeding. Jace Ites, Alden, speeding.

Katharine Suski, Ames, speeding. Devante Williams, Chicago, IL, speeding. Lucas Jacobson, Mason City, speeding. Katherine Weis, Omaha, Ne, speeding. Justine Bayod Espoz, Chicago, IL,

speeding. Jess McWherter, Ackley, speeding. Holly Keenan, Kellogg, speeding. Jeremy Walker, Salem, OH, speeding. Madison Bettin, Odebolt, speeding.

Business & Professional Directory NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT OF FY2016-2017 CITY BUDGET

County No: 42 Hardin County ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance -- Actual and Budget FY 2015/2016 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 10/29/2016 1 For the fiscal year ended: June 30, 2016 Budget Accounting Basis: Special Capital Debt Actual Budgeted CASH General Revenue Projects Service Permanent Totals Totals REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) Taxes Levied on Property 1 4,907,595 1,927,526 577,463 7,412,584 7,398,441 1 Less: Uncollected Delinquent Taxes - Levy Year 2 2 0 Less: Credits to Taxpayers 3 341,426 118,892 38,668 498,986 375,730 3 Net Current Property Taxes 4 4,566,169 1,808,634 538,795 6,913,598 7,022,711 4 Delinquent Property Tax Revenue 5 1,419 186 155 1,760 1,540 5 Penalties, Interest & Costs on Taxes 6 6 57,758 57,758 Other County Taxes/TIF Tax Revenues 7 145,356 1,368,787 71,536 15,732 1,601,411 1,580,529 7 Intergovernmental 8 2,104,017 4,367,938 51,929 6,523,884 6,907,311 8 Licenses & Permits 9 4,400 5,875 10,275 2,000 9 Charges for Service 10 542,749 3,103 545,852 424,415 10 Use of Money & Property 11 201,904 201 202,105 137,871 11 Miscellaneous 12 151,912 113,633 250 1,452,678 1,718,473 1,483,853 12 Subtotal Revenues 13 7,775,684 7,668,357 71,786 2,059,289 0 17,575,116 17,560,230 13 Other Financing Sources: General Long-Term Debt Proceeds 14 0 17,000 14 Operating Transfers In 15 100,000 1,613,645 250,000 1,963,645 1,963,645 15 Proceeds of Capital Asset Sales 16 16 35 35 Total Revenues & Other Sources 17 7,875,719 9,282,002 71,786 2,309,289 0 19,538,796 19,540,875 17

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Form 653.C1

New Providence in HARDIN The City Council of will meet at 7:00pm at Providence TownHall on 12/12/16 (hour) (Date)

County, Iowa

,for the purpose of amending the current budget of the city for the fiscal year ending June 30,

2017 (year)

by changing estimates of revenue and expenditure appropriations in the following programs for the reasons given. Additional detail is available at the city clerk's office showing revenues and expenditures by fund type and by activity. Total Budget as certified

Current

Total Budget after Current

or last amended

Amendment

Amendment

Revenues & Other Financing Sources Taxes Levied on Property Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year Net Current Property Taxes

1 2 3

34,518 0 34,518

0 0 0

34,518 0 34,518

Delinquent Property Taxes TIF Revenues Other City Taxes Licenses & Permits Use of Money and Property Intergovernmental

4 5 6 7 8 9

0 0 30,528 0 1,000 16,850

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 30,528 0 1,000 16,850

10 11 12 13 14 15

77,000 1,500 7,500 0 0 168,896

0 0 0 0 0 0

77,000 1,500 7,500 0 0 168,896

Charges for Services Special Assessments Miscellaneous Other Financing Sources Tranfers In Total Revenues and Other Sources

Iowa Department of Management Form F638 - R (Published Summary)

EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES

Operating:

Public Safety and Legal Services

18

Physical Health Social Services

19

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Expenditures & Other Financing Uses Public Safety Public Works Health and Social Services

16 17 18

14,705 23,950 0

14,705 27,500 0

29,410 51,450 0

Culture and Recreation Community and Economic Development General Government Debt Service Capital Projects Total Government Activities Expenditures

19 20 21 22 23 24

28,375 2,000 13,410 0 0 82,440

39,000 2,000 13,410 0 0 96,615

67,375 4,000 26,820 0 0 179,055

Business Type / Enterprises Total Gov Activities & Business Expenditures

25 26

70,615 153,055

80,000 176,615

150,615 329,670

Transfers Out Total Expenditures/Transfers Out

27 28

0 153,055

0 176,615

0 329,670

29

15,841

-176,615

-160,774

Beginning Fund Balance July 1 Ending Fund Balance June 30

30 31

253,067 268,908

0 -176,615

253,067 92,293

Explanation of increases or decreases in revenue estimates, appropriations, or available cash: Increase in Public Works, Culture & Rec and also Business Type Exp (Water) for not enough budgeted.

3,771,259 18 323,740 19 1,135,045 20 949,475 21 6,399,273 22 637,272 23 1,768,522 24 1,084,062 25 2,499,762 26 790,690 27 19,359,100 28

1,963,645 0 18,302,741

1,963,645 29

28

Operating Transfers Out

29

350,000

1,613,645

Refunded Debt/Payments to Escrow

30 31

7,386,271

8,429,991

191,582

2,294,897

0

489,448 3,381,745

852,011 3,511,393

-119,796 752,852

14,392 67,296

0

1,112,749

4,361,996

633,056

81,688

748,291 2,010,153 3,871,193

1,408 4,363,404

0 633,056

0 81,688

21

Roads & Transportation

22

Government Services to Residents

23

Administration

24

Nonprogram Current

25

Debt Service

26

Capital Projects

27

Subtotal Expenditures

Other Financing Uses:

Total Expenditures & Other Uses

Changes in fund balances

32

Beginning Fund Balance - July 1, 2015

33

Increase (Decrease) in Reserves (GAAP Budget)

34 35

Fund Balance - Restricted

36

Fund Balance - Committed

37

There will be no increase in tax levies to be paid in the current fiscal year named above. Any increase in

Fund Balance - Assigned

38

expenditures set out above will be met from the increased non-property tax revenues and cash balances not budgeted or considered in this current budget. This will provide for a balanced budget.

Fund Balance - Unassigned

39

Total Ending Fund Balance - June 30, 2016 Cathy Diedrich

0

3,606,785 253,748 454,748 903,740 5,978,755 552,019 1,612,849 121,042 2,497,612 357,798 16,339,096

152,607 7,036,271

20

Fund Balance - Nonspendable

City Clerk/Finance Officer

108,372 161,859 262,928 5,978,755 10,709 29,936 47,463 202,715 13,609 6,816,346

Mental Health, ID & DD

County Environment and Education

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Excess Revenues & Other Sources Over (Under) Expenditures/Transfers Out for Fiscal Year

3,498,413 253,748 292,889 640,812

40

Additional details are available at: Notes to the financial statement, if any:

541,310 1,582,913 73,579

2,294,897 191,582 191,582

2,294,897

1,236,055 -1,781,870 32 7,713,286 7,439,308 33 34 0 35 0 6,189,489 4,291,690 36 37 0 748,291 456,947 38 2,011,561 908,801 39 8,949,341 5,657,438 40 Telephone: 641-939-8108

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Sports

Friday, December 2, 2016 • page 8

Comets tumble to a-p

Iowa’s shotgun deer season starts Saturday DES MOINES- The first of Iowa’s popular shotgun deer seasons is December 3-7 when an expected 75,000 orange clad hunters head to the timber. That group will be followed by 50,000 hunters who prefer the December 10-18 second gun season. Each contingent will also pack along thousands of antlerless tags, to extend their time in the field. Fans of cold weather purchase about 40,000 tags for the December 19-January 10 late muzzleloader season. Iowa’s shotgun seasons allow for group drives; drivers pushing deer towards blockers. Anyone in the group may tag a downed deer – with their own tag. That stands in contrast to other states – and even Iowa’s more solitary muzzleloader and bow seasons. However, it has proven to be an efficient method for taking deer, since modern deer hunting was introduced here in the early 1950s. Whatever the season, any deer must be tagged before it is moved or within 15 minutes – whichever comes first. It also holds the potential for danger, as drivers move closer to, or across, their friends on the drive. That’s why wearing solid blaze orange is mandatory. The minimum amount covers a hunter’s torso. But more is better. For several years now, deer hunters have noticed fewer whitetails than in the early 2000s. That is by design. A decade ago, state lawmakers instructed the DNR to reduce the deer population, after steady growth through the previous few decades. With addition of county and season specific antlerless tags, generous quotas and a couple extra seasons, near Thanksgiving and during January, hunters responded. Adaptive regulation changes have lowered the deer herd to mid-1990s target levels, in all but a handful of counties. Hunters in 27 north central and

northwest counties have no county antlerless tags and may take only antlered deer during the first shotgun season. Iowa’s overall deer harvest across all seasons last year was 105,401, down 30 percent from the 2006 peak and the 2016 harvest should be similar. The 2014 harvest was estimated at 101,595. “Now is a good time for the DNR to work with hunters and landowners to help develop a better understanding of proper deer management; including the benefits of harvesting does and keeping deer numbers at ecologically acceptable levels,” stresses Andrew Norton, state deer biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “Hunters working with landowners at the local level are the best and most efficient way to keep deer numbers acceptable and provide a high quality deer herd.”

Report harvest DES MOINES- Your deer is down, tagged and on its way to the truck. Your harvest is not complete, through, until you register it; online, over the phone or at a license vender. For hunters who have registered deer for years, there is no change. Online, it takes a couple minutes. Go to www.iowadnr.gov and click on the ‘Hunting’ tab, then on ‘Reporting Your Harvest’ and follow instructions. Be ready to enter your tag’s nine-digit harvest report number. By phone? Call 800-771-4692. The deer should be reported by the hunter whose name is on the tag… and it must come before midnight, the day after the deer is tagged. The harvest reporting system provides information much faster, and with more detail, than the previous, cumbersome postcard survey. This leads to more responsive management of deer populations; such as adjusting county by count tags or special zone hunt allotments.

Simpson JV defeats eagles

INDIANOLA- The Quakerdale Prep basketball team dropped an 82-67 decision to the Simpson JV here Monday. The Eagles’ scoring column had three in double figures led by 19 points for Antoine Divine followed by Chris Porter 17 and Chase White 11. Divine was 10-of-13 on free throws and White hit three treys. Mahrion Butler chipped in nine points for Quakerdale with Myles Thomas eight, Naa’il Mahdi two and Cole Barton one. Former South Hamilton prep Matt Hislop led Simpson at 18 points. The Eagles play Wartburg JV Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Quakerdale Campus just north of New Providence and ICCC in Fort Dodge Tuesday.

Bowling Scores

PLCC Nov. 16, 2016 Brenda’s girls 38 18 Hardin Bank 38 18 american Legion 36 20 Ball Busters 28 28 Roger’s Lawnmowing 28 28 High team game- Roger’s Lawnmowing 574; High team series- Roger’s Lawnmowing 1650; High individual games- Kelli Rogers 190, Sara Heiserman 186, Rachel Fulton 166; High individual series- Kelli Rogers 455, Missy Harvey 451, Charlotte peters 444; Splits picked up- Diana Dickenson 5-7, 4-7-10, Kari Wolcott 4-57, Nicole gearholt 2-7, Nancy Teske 3-10. Good Times Nov. 17, 2016 aches & pains 236.5 123.5 M&g Tire 188.5 171.5 Fugowee Tribe 183 177 american Legion 175.5 184.5 Fareway grocery 169 181 eldora Bowl 127.5 232.5 High team game- eldora Bowl 953; High team series- eldora Bowl 2639; High individual games- Jeff gore 266, Daryl Clingerman 233, alan Clemons 231; High individual series- Jeff gore 641, aaron Clemons 601, alan Clemons 594; Splits picked up- Dennis Dickenson 3-6-7-10. Bowl Mor Nov. 17, 2016 epI 228 132 Midwest Liquid 217.5 142.5 HyVee 179 181 Sween Law 175 185 Froning enterprises 173.5 186.5 Team 4 107 253 High team game- epI 823; High team series- Sween Law 2265; High individual games- Zak Dolash 237, Jeff Butler 236, Jordan Krull 231; High individual series- Jordan Krull 632, Zak Dolash 625, Jeff Butler 604; Splits picked up- Darren Driggers 2-7-10, Marvin granzow 5-6. Friday Night Live

by Scott Bierle Sports Editor PARKERSBURG- The BCLUW cagers tumbled twice to AplingtonParkersburg here Tuesday. The BCLUW girls’ basketball team finished on the short end, 4333 and the Comets by a 64-48 count. BCLUW GIRLS FALL BY 10 Scoring was a struggle for the BCLUW girls, managing just 33 points in the 32-minute contest. The Comets were checked to single digits in three quarters with seven in the first and fourth, and six in the second. A 15-point second period propelled the host Falcons to a 24-13 halftime cushion. Kaylee Goecke tallied a team-high 12 points for BCLUW (1-1), hitting four of the team’s five three-point goals. Samantha Ubben added eight points and had five steals. Leah Yantis and Lauren Anderson were credited with nine rebounds each. Game-high scoring honors went to Dani Johnson at 15 points with nine for Kaitlyn Mohwinkle to go with 11 rebounds. The Comets were 0-of-9 on free throws and A-P made 6-of-20.

Nov. 18, 2016 We’re Back na na Bulls on the Loose na na Fit na na Wild Ones na na High team game- Fit 734; High team series- Fit 2046; High individual games- John Schatzman 277, Mike Teske 226, Lonnie Hoelscher 203, Deb Teske 193, Sue Taylor 173, Cathy Kusserow 161; High individual seriesJohn Schatzman 697, Mike Teske 578, Robert Kasischke 563, Deb Teske 506, Cathy Kusserow 472, Sue Taylor 468; Splits picked up- Mickey Montalvo 5-7, Bob gehrke 4-5. Jr. Sr. Nov. 19, 2016 Team 3 40 16 Legitness 28 28 The girlies 26 30 10.0 18 38 High team game- Team 3 538; High team series- Team 3 1501; High individual games- Hunter Welch 176, John Lepley 116, Tyler Harrell 108, Jordyn gear 146, Clairessa Hensley 103, alyssa Stille 80; High individual seriesHunter Welch 454, John Lepley 328, Tyler Harrell 278, Jordyn gear 367, Clairessa Hensley 275, Dakota Frericks 200. Sunday Night Mixed Nov. 20, 2016 give em the bird 28 20 Jamk 28 20 Fun with balls 28 20 2nd ball first 24 24 55 Forever 20 28 exploding kittens 16 32 High team game- 2nd ball first 759; High team series- 2nd ball first 2213; High individual games- Brian Howard 268, Dan Teske 243, Mike Teske 227, Kelley Balvanz 249, Tami Campbell 174, Melissa Berends 167; High individual series- Brian Howard 748, Dan Teske 681, Mike Teske 616, Kelley Balvanz 572, Tami Campbell 470, Melissa Berends 433; Splits picked upBen DoBraska 3-10.

REBOUNDAbove, The Cougars’ Taryn Barrick reaches for the basketball and a rebound against a pair of Bulldog cagers Tuesday. The AGWSR girls defeated HamptonDumont, 56-35. (Photo by Kristi Nixon, Mid-America Publishing).

Scoring by Quarters: BCLUW 7 6 13 7 -33 Aplington-Parkersburg 9 15 11 8 -43 BCLUW scoring – Kaylee goecke 12, Samantha Ubben 8, Skylar Veldhouse 5, Leah Yantis 4, Lauren anderson 2, Madison Ubben 2. Threepoint goals: goecke 4, Veldhouse 1.

ENTRY PASS- At right, AGWSR’s Brent Janssen (22) rifles the basketball to teammate Austin Rekward during cage play Tuesday. The Cougars were a 51-39 winner over Hampton-Dumont. (Photo by Kristi Nixon, Mid-America Publishing).

Cougars tip-off cage campaign with sweep by Scott Bierle Sports Editor ACKLEY- Season opening wins were earned by the AGWSR girls’ and boys’ basketball teams, sweeping northern neighbor Hampton-Dumont here Tuesday. The 10th-ranked in Class 1A AGWSR girls were a 56-35 winner and the Cougars turned back the Bulldogs, 51-39. 13 TREYS FOR AGWSR GIRLS The AGWSR girls had the touch from three-point territory and buried 13 of the long balls in the 21-point victory. The 13 threes were made in just 19 attempts. Mandy Willems led the Cougars bombing with five three-point goals followed by three each for Maddie Brandt and Aubrie Fisher, and two for Alana Groninga. Brandt and H-D’s Carrie Miller shared game-high scoring honors at 16 points as Miller made three of the visitor’s five triples. Willems was one back at 15 points and Fisher had 13. The Bulldogs owned the lead after one quarter at 10-7 when the Cougars uncorked a 21-point second and led 28-24 at the break. AGWSR then outscored the visitors 28-11 in the second half. “We had too many turnovers and our free throw percentage were two areas that we will continue to work

on improving. Hampton was very quick and scrappy, and forced us into mistakes,” said AGWSR coach Laurie Gann. “However, we battled through it and was able to get our offense going and knock down shots. It was a quality win against a quality 3A program,” Gann added. Groninga added eight assists to her six points and Rachel Sicard led the board work with seven rebounds. Brandt booked six rebounds, four assists and three steals, and Willems had six steals, five rebounds and four assists. Scoring by Quarters: Hampton-Dumont 10 14 5 6 -35 AGWSR 7 21 11 17 -56 agWSR scoring – Maddie Brandt 16, Mandy Willems 15, aubrie Fisher 13, alana groninga 6, Taryan Barrick 4, addi Johnson 1, Mariah Jimmerson 1. Three-point goals: Willems 5, Brandt 3, Fisher 3, groninga 2.

COUGARS WIN OPENER A strong start sparked the AGWSR boys against Hampton-Dumont in the nightcap. The Cougars had the visitors doubled after one period, 16-8 and were up by double-digits at halftime, 29-16. “It was the first game and it was ragged. We just had no offensive flow. We had good looks and just didn’t make them. Offensively, we

left a lot of points out there,” said AGWSR coach Russ Banzhaf. Alex Hames led a balanced Cougars’ scoring column at 12 points with 11 for Mason Eilderts, eight each for Jay Janssen and Caleb Bartling, and seven or Aaron Roelfs. The final five were by Ethan Ubben. Hames and Janssen had two threeballs with a dozen rebounds for Janssen. “On the positive side our free throw shooting was good and the defense was solid,” noted Banzhaf. The Cougars limited H-D to eight points each in the first three quarters. The Bulldogs’ Logan Gooder tallied a game-high 16 points with nine for Justin Kent on three triples. AGWSR owned a 16-point advantage at the charity stripe, hitting 19-of-25 free throws to the visitor’s 3-of-10. The AGWSR cagers open NICL West play tonight (Friday) against rival Grundy Center in Ackley. The Cougars then travel to Conrad Tuesday to play BCLUW. Scoring by Quarters: Hampton-Dumont 8 8 8 15 -39 AGWSR 16 13 7 15 -51 agWSR scoring – alex Hames 12, Mason eilderts 11, Jay Janssen 8, Caleb Bartling 8, aaron Roelfs 7, ethan Ubben 5. Three-point goals: Hames 2, Janssen 2, Bartling 1, Roelfs 1.

COMETS DROP OPENER Opening night jitters dug a deep hole and the BCLUW boys never recovered in the season-opening loss to Aplington-Parkersburg. The Falcons soared to a 22-9 advantage after one quarter and maintained a double-digit cushion throughout. The Comets held their own over the final 24-minutes, winning the three quarters, 42-39. “We had a rough first quarter, but we came back and played a good three quarters after that. We had some kids playing with little to no experience at this level,” said BCLUW coach Luke Higgins. “By the end of the game I can say I am looking forward to the season,” added Higgins. Troy Dolphin led a five-cager attack for BCLUW at 14 points. Blake Mann scored 10 points, Clay Silver nine, Jack Garber eight with two three-pointers, and Logan Mann seven. A game-high 23 points by Cade Alberts led the Falcons as he sank 5-of-8 three-point goals. Carter Cuvelier chipped in 11 points. The BCLUW teams meet South Hardin in Eldora tonight (Friday), the girls play Sumner-Fredericksburg Saturday at Wartburg College in Waverly at 1 p.m. and Tuesday both teams are back in Conrad to battle AGWSR. Scoring by Quarters: BCLUW 22 10 13 19 -64 Aplington-Parkersburg 9 10 14 15 -48 BCLUW scoring – Troy Dolphin 14, Blake Mann 10, Clay Silver 9, Jack garber 8, Logan Mann 7. Threepoint goals: garber 2, Dolphin 1, B. Mann 1, L. Mann 1.

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WAVERLY- The eight-game North Iowa Cedar League Girls’ Basketball Holiday Showdown will be held Saturday (Dec. 3) at Wartburg College in Waverly. The BCLUW girls will take part in the event and play at 1 p.m. against Sumner-Fredericksburg. NICL Girls’ Basketball Holiday Showdown

10 a.m. – Jesup vs New Hampton; 11:30 a.m. – Wapsie Valley vs Grundy Center; 1 p.m. – BCLUW vs SumnerFredericksburg; 2:30 p.m. – Denver vs Waukon; 4 p.m. – Hudson vs Williamsburg; 5:30 p.m. – Gladbrook-Reinbeck vs Dike-New Hartford; 7 p.m. – North Fayette Valley vs Waterloo Columbus; 8:30 p.m. – Union High vs WaverlyShell Rock.


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Friday, December 2, 2016 • page 9

South Hardin girls net win, 58-36 by Scott Bierle Sports Editor CLARION- The third time was a charm for the South Hardin girls’ basketball team, netting a 58-36 victory over Clarion-Goldfield here Tuesday during non-conference play. The Cowboys then gained a split for the hosts with a 46-34 win over the Tigers in the second game. SEASON’S FIRST VICTORY After back-to-back losses to start the season the South Hardin girls found the win column with Tuesday’s 22 point victory. Danae Nelson’s 13 points fueled a balanced attack for the Tigers as she sank two of the team’s five threepointers. Miquela Teske scored 11 points and three gals had nine each Nina Priske, Hannah Tripp and Paige Harrell. South Hardin (1-2) netted a 16-point first quarter and added another 16 in the second for a 32-19

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halftime edge. The visitors followed that with 11 points in the third and 15 in the fourth. “We stepped up our defense and that really got the offense going. We ran the court well and that gave us some scoring opportunities,” South Hardin coach Matt Thompson stated. The Tigers banged the backboard as Nelson collected seven rebounds with six each for Teske, Gourley and Priske, while Harrell dished seven assists and had six steals along with Teske. C-G’s Hannah Terhark tallied 14 points for game-high honors with eight for teammates Chloe Johnson and Megan Askelsen. Scoring by Quarters: South Hardin 16 16 11 15 -58 Clarion-Goldfield 9 10 9 8 -36 South Hardin scoring – Danae Nelson 13, Miquela Teske 11, paige Harrell 9, Hannah Tripp 9, Nina priske 9, emma gourley 4, Hanna Vander Wilt 3, Chloe Webb 2. Three-point goals: Nelson 2, Teske 1, gourley 1, Vander Wilt 1.

TOUGH TIME SCORING The South Hardin boys had a tough-time scoring, netting just four points in the first quarter and two in the third. Down 9-4 after one quarter, the Tigers (0-2) clawed back to within one at 21-20 at halftime and then let the Cowboys get away again, losing the third 12-2 and trailed 33-22.

“We just didn’t come to play. We had no energy and no execution on offense,” said South Hardin coach Adam Weig. Eight points led the South Hardin scoring by Jacob Vander Wilt, Ty Cook and Dane Butler. Ted Dunn added six on two three-balls. C-G’s Rhett Darland was the lone cager in double digits, scoring a

game-high 13 points. The hosts sank six three-point goals. Scoring by Quarters: South Hardin 4 16 2 12 -34 Clarion-Goldfield 9 12 12 13 -46 South Hardin scoring – Jacob Vander Wilt 8, Ty Cook 8, Dane Butler 8, Ted Dunn 6, Tyrell Todd 4. Three-point goals: Dunn 2.

Tigers and J-Hawks battle (continued from page 10) his 15 points and Lienau added 13 points as the winner’s had just four cagers score. Dane Butler’s 14 points led a list of eight Tigers in scoring with six each for Ty Cook, Ted Dunn, Kevin Rewoldt and Cade Spieker. The hosts had seven treys with two each for Cook and Dunn. Rewoldt pulled down 11 rebounds and Vander Wilt had five assists. “Experience was the difference. They had some guys that have been playing a long time and we are mixing some returners with several newcomers to this level,” South Hardin coach Adam Weig stated. “But we gave a great effort and we are only going to get better,” he added. Knotted 18-all at the six-minute mark of the second, Jesup took control with a quick 7-0 run and scored 13 of the next 17 points to open a 3122 advantage.

The third quarter was then a threepoint contest. Nine field goals were made in the eight-minutes and seven were three-balls with three for Schmit, while for the Tigers, Butler, Cook and Dunn drained triples. The Tigers scored first in the fourth to pull within 50-42, but Jesup hit the next six points and never looked back. The South Hardin cagers tip-off NICL West action tonight (Friday) against BCLUW in Eldora. The Tigers then are on the road at Hudson Tuesday and at Story City Thursday to play Roland-Story.

Scoring by Quarters: Jesup 16 20 14 11 -61 South Hardin 13 16 11 8 -48 South Hardin scoring – Dane Butler 14, Kevin Rewoldt 6, Ty Cook 6, Ted Dunn 6, Cade Spieker 6, Jacob Vander Wilt 4, Cauy Teske 3, Layne Nelson 3. Three-point goals: Dunn 2, Cook 2, Teske 1, Nelson 1, Butler 1.

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Friday, December 2, 2016 • page 10

Storm matmen flex at Quad showing

by Scott Bierle Sports Editor ELDORA- A parade of six matmen posted 3-0 records and propelled the South Hardin-BCLUW wrestling team to an impressive start to the season here Tuesday. The Storm captured the Quadrangular title, going 3-0 with wins over Turkey Valley, 72-9; Clarksville, 5718, and North Butler, 46-36. Unbeatens for SH-BCLUW were Ian Showers at 113-pounds, Coby Willett at 126, Josiah Dorow at 132, Owen Fuller at 182, Dylan Wenke at 195 and heavyweight Ryne Fuller. The Storm earned a dozen pins led by O. Fuller with three, including two in the first-period. Big brother R. Fuller and Willett collected two opening minute falls with one forfeit each, Dorow had a pin, win and forfeit and Showers and Wenke one fall and two forfeits apiece. Teammates with 2-1 showings were Taylor Kolthoff at 106-pounds, Hunter Allen at 120, Logan Gunderson at 152 and Ryland Duchane at 170. “For the first meet of the season it was a great showing for the Storm,” stated SH-BCLUW co-coach Stacy Simpson. “The kids went out on the mat and were aggressive. They were looking to score points. One thing we need to work on is conditioning; that has to get better,” he added. South Hardin-BCLUW fielded a full lineup of 14 matmen and were awarded 16 forfeits in the three duals with 10 coming in the opener against Turkey Valley. Along with the 60 points in forfeits against the Trojans, the Storm scored pins by Michael Fuller at 160-pounds in 1:10 and O. Fuller in 56-seconds. Three of TV’s nine points were scored by Cale Reicks with a 6-4 upset win over stateranked Duchane. SH-BCLUW also made quick

work against Clarksville with six first-period pins. Kolthoff led the fast falls with a pin in 30-seconds followed by Willett in 41-ticks, R. Fuller 45-seconds, Dorow 1:28, O. Fuller 1:38 and Wenke 1:49. The host’s seventh mat win was an 8-4 decision for Gunderson. The finale then matched SHBCLUW and North Butler, both 2-0. An unanswered 30 points by the Storm erased a quick two pins start for the Bearcats. A forfeit for Duchane started the run followed by a fall in 3:26 for O. Fuller, forfeits to Wenke and Caleb Engle at 220-pounds, and a pin in 20-seconds for R. Fuller. Showers and Willett followed with pins in 46 and 59-seconds, respectively, and Dorow earned a 12-4 major decision. North Butler scored wins of 45-30 over Clarksville and 66-12 over Turkey Valley, and Clarksville defeated Turkey Valley, 57-6. The South Hardin-BCLUW matmen go to the Gilbert Duals Saturday and Thursday (Dec. 8) travel to LaPorte City for conference duals with Union High and Jesup.

South Hardin-BCLUW 72, Turkey Valley 9

138 – Neifer Ralston (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 145 – Lucas Halverson (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 152 – Logan gunderson (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 160 – Michael Fuller (SHBCLUW) pinned Jose Tinajero Luke, 1:10; 170 – Cale Reicks (TV) beat Ryland Duchane, 6-4; 182Owen Fuller (SHBCLUW) pinned Curtis Nelson, :56; 195 – Dylan Wenke (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 220 – Kelby Reicks (TC) pinned Caleb engle, 1:07; 285 – Ryne Fuller (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 106 – Taylor Kolthoff (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 113 – Ian Showers (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 120 – Hunter allen (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 126 – Coby Willett (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 132 – Josiah Dorow (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit.

South Hardin-BCLUW 57, Clarksville 18

145 – Dakota garretson (Cville) pinned Halverson, :28; 152 – gunderson (SHBCLUW) beat Sterling Kroeze, 8-4 160 – Riley Cramer (Cville) pinned M. Fuller, 1:08; 170 – Duchane (SHBCLUW) received bye; 182 – O. Fuller (SHBCLUW) pinned adam Lovrien, 1:38; 195 – Wenke (SHBCLUW) pinned Brayden Klunder, 1:49; 220 – Noah Doty (Cville) pinned engle, 2:33; 285 – R. Fuller (SHBCLUW) pinned Trace engel, :45; 106 – Kolthoff (SHBCLUW) pinned Seth Lane, :30; 113 – Showers (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 120 – allen (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 126 – Willett (SHBCLUW) pinned Cade Hardy, :41; 132 – Dorow (SHBCLUW) pinned ethan Litterer, 1:28; 138 – Koltyn Beckham (Cville) pinned Ralston, 1:20.

South Hardin-BCLUW 46, North Butler 36

HEADLOCK- South Hardin-BCLUW 182-pounder Owen Fuller tightens the headlock on a Turkey Valley wrestler to post the first of his three pins during a Quadrangular Tuesday. Fuller scored falls in 56-seconds, 38-ticks and 3:26.

152 – Brandon Trees (NB) pinned gunderson, 1:14; 160 – JC Ulrich (NB) pinned M. Fuller, 1:54; 170 – Duchane (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 182 – O. Fuller (SHBCLUW) pinned Trae Ulrich, 3:26; 195 – Wenke (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 220 – engle (SHBCLUW) won by forfeit; 285 – R. Fuller (SHBCLUW) pinned Owen Landers, :20; 106 – Bryce Trees (NB) beat Kolthoff, 12-4; 113- Showers (SHBCLUW) pinned Levi gallmeyer, :46; 120- Trevor Brinkman (NB) pinned allen, 3:18; 126 – Willett (SHBCLUW) pinned Brett Marshall, :59; 132 – Dorow (SHBCLUW) beat Teryn Joebgen, 12-4; 138 – CJ Neidert (NB) pinned Ralston, 2:29; 145 – Beau Thompson (NB) pinned Halverson, 1:20.

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Nicolas paxton (SHBCLUW) pinned Carter Reicks (TV), time na; Shadner anderson (SHBCLUW) pinned Leighton Schoville, :42. Colton Hobson (NB) beat anderson (SHBCLUW), 14-2; paxton (SHBCLUW) pinned Jacob ahnding (TV), 3:45. anderson (SHBCLUW) beat Nate Johannes, 6-0.

FLATTENED- Storm freshman 106-pounder Taylor Kolthoff flattens a Clarksville wrestler’s shoulders to the mat during action Tuesday. The South Hardin-BCLUW wrestling team ended 3-0 in the Quad.

21 state-ranked wrestlers from NICL ELDORA- Area wrestlers Ryland Duchane of South Hardin-BCLUW and AGWSR’s Caleb Meinders are among the first state rankings released by the Predicament Monday. Both seniors, Duchane is rated No. 10 at 160-pounds in Class 2A, and Meinders stands No. 2 at 220 in Class 1A. The pair of two of 21 matmen from the North Iowa Cedar League Conference ranked. Along with Duchane in 2A, Denver-Tripoli has five rated, including Blake Steege ninth at 120, Riley Wright fourth at 126, Caleb Wilson ninth at 140, Cael Krueger sixth at 145 and Brock Farley sixth t 285. Union High has two listed with Derek Holschlag second at 138 and Michael Ahrendsen eighth at 285 along with one for East

Marshall – Nick Meling ninth at 126 and West Marshall - Cooper White third at 145. Joining Meinders in 1A, Dike-New Hartford and Wapsie Valley, ninth in the team ratings, have three. Dike-NH has Jacob Sigler second at 106, Trent Johnson first at 145 and Ethan Huntington 10th at 220, and for Wapsie are Donny Schmit second at 126, Kaleb Krall fifth at 138 and Colin Schrager fourth at 145. Sumner-Fredericksburg has two ranked Karsen Seehase second at 160 and Bodie Garnier seventh at 182, and with one are Jesup – Brian Sadler fourth at 285 and Hudson – Taylan Entriken second at 170. Iowa Falls-Alden seniors Dante Tacchia and Michael Kent are state-ranked in Class 2A. Tacchia is listed sixth at 126-pounds and Kent fourth at 170.

LOCKED UP- Coby Willett of the South Hardin-BCLUW wrestling team locks up the arms of a Clarksville wrestler during the Storm’s 57-18 dual win. Willett posted the pin in 41-seconds.

Jesup takes two from Tigers TRIPLE TEAMEDThe Tigers’ Cade Spieker passes the basketball at the 5:46 mark of the fourth quarter against a Jesup triple-team Monday. Spieker scored six points in a 61-48 seasonopening loss for the South Hardin boys.

by Scott Bierle Sports Editor ELDORA- Visiting Jesup took two from the South Hardin girls’ and boys’ basketball teams here Monday during North Iowa Cedar League Conference cross-over contests here Monday. The South Hardin girls lost, 5645 while in the nightcap, the Tigers tumbled 61-48 to the J-Hawks during the two team’s season opener. SOUTH HARDIN GIRLS 0-2 The South Hardin girls slipped to 0-2 with the 11-point setback in the first game. Subpar shooting was costly as the Tigers connected on 31 percent from the field – going 17-of-55 and just 8-of-21 on free throws. “We are struggling on making shots. We have opportunities and are not finishing. We have the looks we want and are penetrating well,” said South Hardin coach Matt Thompson. “A lot of it is confidence right now for this team,” he added.

The Tigers scored the game’s first two baskets and never led again as Jesup closed the first quarter on a 12-2 run and owned a 22-15 halftime lead. The J-Hawks stretched the lead to 11 and then 12, 30-18 at the mid-way mark of the third quarter on a bucket by Emily Treptow. South Hardin answered with a 5-0 run and were within six, 34-28 on Danae Nelson’s three-point goal. Still down six after three periods, 38-32, Miquela Teske opened the fourth with a basket and the Tigers trailed by four. Jesup scored nine of the next 11 points and led 47-36 on a Payton Joblinske triple. Nina Priske’s 11 points led the South Hardin attack with nine for Paige Harrell and six each for Teske, Emma Gourley and Kiera Anderson. Teske collected six rebounds and five steals with seven boards for Hannah Tripp and five picks for Nelson. Scoring leaders for the J-Hawks were Jaima Tonne 15 points, Trep-

tow 13 and Annika Wall 12.

Scoring by Quarters: Jesup 12 10 16 18 -56 South Hardin 6 9 17 13 -45 South Hardin scoring – Nina priske 11, paige Harrell 9, Miquela Teske 6, emma gourley 6, Kiera anderson 6, Hannah Tripp 4, Danae Nelson 3. Three-point goals: Nelson 1, gourley 1, priske 1.

JESUP’S WYANT NETS 30 A 30-point performance by senior Ethan Wyant propelled Jesup to the 13-point victory over the South Hardin boys. Wyant was a one-man show for the visitors in the opening 16 minutes, pouring in 25 points and helping the J-Hawks open a 36-29 lead. Aiding in the visitor’s scoring in the second half were nine points for Drew Schmit and eight for Tyler Lienau. The two teams combined for 16 three-point goals with nine for Jesup. Schmit had five bombs for (continued on page 9)

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