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Vol. 43, No. 20 Ida Grove, Iowa
News GLIMPSE IG council hires clerk of development Pg. 2
Godbersens make donation to King Theatre Pg. 2
Ida Co. Cons. Board plans fishing event Pg. 5
Area schools participate in large group contest Pg. 6
Highway 20 corridor communitites to meet Pg. 10
O-A/BC-IG Music Boosters receive donation Pg. 14
BC-IG art teacher retires Pg. 17
Table of Contents More of Courier’s front page .......... 2 Family & Friends.........................6-7 Sports .........................................8-9 Obituaries/Church Directory ........ 11 Public Notices ........................ 12, 13 Classifieds ................................... 15 Courthouse News ........................ 16 Drunk/Distracted Driving.............. 18
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Sweeden appointed clerk—
IG council hears proposal on Badger Creek Park
❚ by MIKE THORNHILL
he Ida Grove City Council oficially appointed Heather Sweeden city clerk and heard from Christie Van Houten regarding updating the Badger Creek Park in Zobel’s Addition May 7. The council approved a recommendation from the council’s committee on personnel to appoint Heather Sweeden to the post of city clerk at a wage of $19.23 per hour until she completes city clerk school in July. Upon completion of the school the council will discuss a new salary for Sweeden. Mayor Devlun Whiteing expressed the council’s appreciation to Sweeden for her work at city hall over the past several years. He said Sweeden has been in a “dificult position” the last couple of years as deputy city administrator, but she always stayed on top of things and got things done. Councilman Ryan Goodman noted city council members come and go, but he is conident Sweeden can be the “constant face of city hall” for the
next 30 years. Van Houten asked the council for its approval to begin work on a project to renovate Badger Creek Park. Van Houten said the renovation would include new playground equipment that would be handicapped accessible, a walking area around the perimeter of the park, a picnic area and new fencing in the area. She added the playground equipment would be in colors that would be soothing for children with sensory disorders. Van Houten said she would like to get started on the project by enlisting a committee to start fund raising and developing plans for the park. She noted the park renovation would not be done this year, as it will take some time to develop because it will be expensive and may have to be done in phases. The council noted its support of the project. The council did not make a funding commitment to Van Houten, but said the city would help (continued on page 3)
IG council asks for public input on use of fireworks The Ida Grove City Council would like public input on establishing the city’s policy on the use of fireworks in the city limits. The council invites the public to the council’s next meeting on Monday, May 21, at 6 p.m. at the city council chambers in city hall. Last year was the first year fireworks were allowed in the state. The law states
citizens can shoot fireworks from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. from June 1 through July 8 and from Dec. 10 to Jan. 3, with extended hours for July 4th, New Year’s Eve and several other weekend dates. The loophole in Iowa’s fireworks law is cities may prohibit the use of fireworks altogether or set their own days and hours for (continued on page 2)
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On target: Galva-Holstein Elementary Principal Mike Richard watches with trepidation as a ball nears the plunger that will send him into a dunk tank set up as part of the Galva-Holstein and Schaller-Crestland Elementary carnival day May 4 in Galva. The elementary students were treated to a variety of games and activities throughout the day.
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Ready, set, go: Participants in the 24 annual Whitey Thompson Hike-Bike-A-Thon get ready to pedal, walk or run their way around the Pleasant Valley Trail in Ida Grove on May 9 in Ida Grove. Six hundred and twenty-one students participated in this year’s event. All money raised, $74,989, benefits the OABCIG Dollars for Scholars Scholarship fund.
Hike-bike brings in $74,989
he 24th annual Whitey Thompson Hike-Bike-A-Thon held May 9 in Ida Grove raised $74,989 (as of May 10) by 621 participants. United Bank of Iowa and O-A/BC-IG Dollars for Scholars sponsor the event. Money raised goes toward scholarships for local students. Last year’s total was $75,585. Marcia Cates of United Bank of Iowa said she expects this year’s total to surpass last year’s amount as donations will keep trickling in for the next several weeks. Marilyn Johnson won $10 in Chamber Bucks for raising the most donations at $1,105. Aiden
Bauer, Corin Bauer, Ethan Uhl and Garrison Uhl earned Chamber Bucks for having the donation from farthest away (Switzerland). The t-shirt design winner was Jade Wilcox who received $50 in Chamber Bucks. The prize winners were Allyson Moore, $75 gift certiicate for Nike shoes from Village Shoe Shoppe, and Hannah Schmidt, $50 Chamber Bucks. The Ida Grove Ambulance Service donated six bikes. The winners were Tatiana Campbell, Sawyer Harm, Brooklyn Martin, Justice Wells, Emma Endrulat and Emma Holst. Jacob Claussen won the bike donated by Wal-Mart.
O-A/BC-IG, Ridge View seniors—
Commencements set for Sunday Area high schools will hold commencement exercises this Sunday, May 20. O-A/BC-IG Commencement exercises for 67 OdeboltArthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove seniors will be at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The program will begin with prelude music and the processional “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the O-A/BC-IG High School band, under the direction of Benjamin Mauritz. Superintendent Terry Kenealy will welcome the audience. Senior choir members will sing “For Good” by Stephan Schwartz, directed by Jacob Pedersen. O-A/BC-IG High School Principal Patrick Miller will present the seniors with their scholastic recognition awards and then recognition/address of the valedictorian and salutatorian. Odebolt-Arthur Board President Brad Lundell and BC-IG School Board President Stephanie Konradi will distribute the diplomas. Miller will present the graduates to the audience, followed by the recessional. The class lower is the sunlower. The class
song is “Good Old Days” by Macklemore ft. Kesha. The class motto is “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.” —Unknown This year’s graduates are Elizabeth Adams, Blake Anderson, Tyler Anderson, Alex Bainbridge, Sydney Bauer, Austin Behrendsen, Keegan Bengford, Amy Bennett, Sarah Bergman, Sarah Black, Patrick Brodersen and Ryan Bumann. Also, Jessica Carlyle, Melissa Cedeno, Jonathon Clark, Zane Dausel, Chase Devitt, Ryan Dunker, Isaac Endrulat, Dylan Fassler and Jordyn Fredericks. Also, Abigail Fundermann, Makayla Grasty, Jordyn Hedberg, Jenna Henderson, Ryan Hill, David Hoss Jr., Amy Huls, Jatelyn Jessen, Dylan Johnson and Luke Johnson. Also, Austin Knop, Katie Knudsen, Ryan Kolpin, Kurtis Krager, Madison Lansink, David Maly, Ryder Meek, Austin Newquist, Adam Nicholson and Caleb Nicholson. Also, Trayton Oberreuter, Lucas Peters, Dakota Porter, Sadie Railsback, Crystal Ransom, Alex Rehse, Bethany Rehse, Bryce Reinhart, (continued on page 2)
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(continued from front page) Alexis Renze and Cole Rhea. Also, Chase Roeder, Ross Schwade, Derek Sharkey, Claire Sohm, Hannah Sorensen, Michael Streed, Daltyn Swanger, Ty Tollufsen, Abbi Ullrich, Bailey Ullrich, Anna Van Dusen, Bridget Verschoor, Calli Wareham, Ty Warnke, Jordan Wilson and Ethan Zobel. Ridge View Commencement exercises for 55 Ridge View seniors will be Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The program begins with the high school band performing processional “Fanfare and Processional” (Pomp and Circumstance) by Edward Elgar/James D. Ployhar. Tom Musel directs the band. Ridge View superintendent Jon Wiebers will welcome guests. The choir members will sing “I Was Here” arranged by Alan Billingsley. Kris Kistenmacher directs the choir. Wiebers will introduce commencement speaker Dale Tokheim. G-H Elementary Principal Mike Richard will present the Class of 2018. G-H Board President Jamie Whitmer and Schaller-Crestland Board President Alan Movall will confer the diplomas, followed by the high school band performing the recessional. The graduates will present flowers to their loved ones followed by the high school band playing the recessional.
The seniors have chosen black, orange and gold for their class colors. The class flower is the yellow rose. The class motto is “Be what you want to be not what others want to see.” Class officers are president Jaxon Franken, vice president Kyra Martin, secretary Andrew Snyder and treasurer Eddie Vega. Senior class sponsors are Patty Wheeler, Scott Phelps, Jeanne Zach, Kris Kistenmacher and Tayler Chamberlin. This year’s graduates are Jaeden Albers, Juan Amezcua, Klint Blum, Kolton Blum, Hailey Brenner, Katie Brinkman Andres Carbajal, Kaitlyn Currie and Colin Cuthrell. Also, Sierra Deck, Megan Drey, Tristin Drey, Cloe Droegmiller, Lance Else, Naiila Flores, Albert Fonseca, Josh Frahm, Jaxon Franken and Billy Frazier. Also, Kevin Herrera, Paige Hill, Erin Johnson, Jakob Kai, Drew Knapp, Kathleen Kreutz, Maranda Lange, Evan Leuschen, Jonathan Madsen, Kyra Martin, Victoria McDanel and Brady Meyer. Also, Trenton Miller, Jacob Mitchell, Trentin Moeller, Bulmaro Mora Tellez, Esmeralda Najera, Brenden Ortiz, Arianna Parra, Alexa Phillips and Elizabeth Pickhinke. Also, Kelby Regennitter, Braleigh Schossow, Courtney Smith, Andrew Snyder, Kyle Snyder, Danielle Staley, Cameron Steffens, Paige Todd, Destiny Van Beek, Eddie Rosas, Brittney Vincent, Olivya Vondrak, Julie Wood, Macy Wunschel and Micheal Zobel.
IG council hires clerk of development, seeking project management clerk In a special meeting Thursday, May 10, the Ida Grove City Council hired Kandice Tomlinson as clerk of community development at $17 per hour starting June 4. The council will also seek applications for a project management clerk. Tomlinson currently works in the Ida County Extension Ofice and is the wife of councilman Scott Tomlinson. Scott Tomlinson was not in attendance at the special meeting because he is prohibited from voting on hiring his wife. According to Mayor Devlun Whiteing, there is no state or city law that says a spouse of a city councilperson is prohibited from working for the city at the time the councilperson is serving. However, the councilperson
cannot vote on any issues that come before the council that involve the spouse, including salary and budget items. The clerk of community development will be responsible for the city’s website, Facebook page and all other social media outlets. The clerk will also act as a liaison between the city and community organizations; develop a city newsletter; marketing; public relations and help with payroll duties. Tomlinson was one of the ive individuals who applied for the city clerk position that the council appointed Heather Sweeden to. The council is also seeking applications for the position of project management clerk (see ad in this week’s Courier/Re-
minder). Among the clerk’s duties are ordinance compliance, licensing and permitting and project management. Councilman Ryan Goodman said the city would save money by having someone on hand to manage projects like the west access and other projects the city would like to undertake. Currently, some of those project details are handled by outside sources. The clerk of community development and clerk of projects will also cross-train in other city hall duties and be under the direction of Sweeden.
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(continued from front page) shooting off fireworks. In the first year, the City of Ida Grove didn’t establish its own policy, but elected to follow the state law. The council noted, at its May 7 meeting, that, for the most part, residents of Ida Grove were respectful in their use of fireworks, but there were a few individuals that were shooting fireworks during prohibited hours and in a careless manner. In response, the council is considering limiting the time frame when fireworks are allowed in the city. One suggestion was to limit fireworks to a two to three day time frame around the Fourth of July. The council directed the council’s policy and planning committee to review and make a recommendation on the city’s fireworks policy. The committee met May 11, but before a final policy is adopted, the council would like public input. Councilman Ryan Goodman noted if no one from the public shows up at the May 21 meeting to offer input, the council will use its own personal feedback to establish possible limits on the use of fireworks. The council would like to take action on a policy prior to June 1.
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Marquee donors: Gary and Sharon Godbersen of Ida Grove have made a generous donation to the King Theatre renovation project.Their donation covers the cost of the new marquee and LED message boards, which were installed May 9. The sign was designed, constructed and installed by Pride Neon Sign Company of Sioux Falls, S.D. with design input from the theatre board and the Godbersens.
O-A board approves handicapped accessibility project bids The Odebolt-Arthur School Board met in special meeting on May 7 to approve accessibility project bids. Hemer’s Plumbing and Heating’s $71,876 bid and appropriate contract for the mechanical portion of the handicapped accessibility in Odebolt was approved. Holstein Electric’s $63,500 bid and contract for the completion of the work for the electrical portion of the handicapped accessibility project in Odebolt was approved.
The $430,000 bid from Estes Construction for the general trades portion and contract for completion of the work was approved. The board approved the proposal from CTS - Certiied Testing Services, Inc. to provide construction materials, observation and testing for the handicapped accessibility upgrades project with a projected cost of up to $2,900 was approved. Chris Boyle and Trish Winger were absent.
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Holstein council approves nuisance abatement proposal ❚ by DEB LOGER
The Holstein City Council approved a nuisance abatement/building inspection proposal and utility increases May 7. After discussion, the council approved an agreement with Absolute Inspection Services to conduct nuisance abatements and building inspections for a one-year trial at a rate of $50 per hour, plus mileage (53.5-cents per mile). City Administrator Kay Hanson introduced Dave Christensen and told the council that city hall is already receiving calls daily, concerning nuisances. “Last year, city hall staff spent 30 to 40 hours a week sending out letters, taking pictures and handling nuisance abatements. I contacted Christensen and asked him to present a proposal to do the service, but, ultimately, it’s up to you.” Christensen is licensed and stated they begin with identifying nuisance properties, taking pictures and documenting what needs to be abated with red marker on the pictures and send a letter with the highlighted picture, giving a time period to abate the nuisance. “I come back and, if nothing has been done, we send an oficial notice, citing the city code they are violating and giving them a deadline to clean up the property. If nothing is done, we ile a civil infraction. We have taken some cases to court. I am a tool for you to use. I have an 85 percent success rate with court cases. Approximately 60 percent of the recipients respond after receiving the irst letter. Of the remaining 40 percent, 70 percent respond after the oficial notice is sent,” said Christensen. Christensen said, once the community sees bad properties cleaned up, it’s usually an incentive for others to clean up their properties. According to Christensen, he’s been in business ive years and some of the cities he currently does nuisance abatement for are Salix, Sloan, Onawa, Pierson and Correctionville. Hanson noted $10,000 was budgeted for nuisance abatement for the coming year. Christensen commented that, if the city has expended that money, all they have to do is call him and he will cut back services. “One thing we need to do in the coming year is update our planning and zoning,” said Hanson. The second reading of ordinances 236, 237 and 238 were approved increasing city water, sewer and storm sewer rates. Ordinance 236 increases the water rate 9 percent as follows: irst 1,000 gallons—$6.54; gallons over 1,000—$3.55 per 1,000 gallons; capital projects fund— $5.81; meter charge—$1.09; water availability—$10.90;
outside city limits: irst 1,000 gallons—$13.08; gallons over 1,000—$7.10 per 1,000 gallons; capital projects fund— $5.81; meter charge—$1.09 and bulk water: $13.08 for irst 1,000 gallons, $7.10 per 1,000 gallons thereafter. Ordinance 237 increases the sewer rate 5 percent to $11.03 per month for 1,000 gallons. Additionally, each contributor shall pay the rate of $3.42 per 1,000 gallons in excess of the 1,000-gallon minimum. The third ordinance, Ordinance 238, increases the storm water drainage utility for each residential, commercial and industrial premise from $1 per month to $2 per month. Before inal adoption, the council must approve three readings of the ordinances. The council approved the Holstein Source Water Protection Plan (see separate news article). The proposed letter to be sent out about Service Line Warranties of America program. They will send it out to Holstein residents, explaining the policy property owners can sign up for at any time, for water service or sewer/septic lines’ repair/maintenance. Resolution 2018-11 supporting the continued funding of backill was approved and will be sent to the Iowa League of Cities and then on to the legislature. In 2013, the Iowa Legislature created a reduction in property values, subject to taxation for commercial and industrial properties. They also established a reimbursement to local governments to fund property tax revenue reductions, known as “backill.” The just-inished legislature threatened to phase out or possibly eliminate this funding. Hanover Street City superintendent Scott Niemeier discussed the condition of Hanover Street in his report. “I think it needs bumped up on our priority list; I think it’s time it was paved. We get a lot of complaints about the condition of this street. This winter, we couldn’t use the red truck to plow it, due to the crown,” said Niemeier. Hanson said the school asked the city to pave Hanover Street for children’s safety. Niemeier and Hanson will get estimates to pave the road. Niemeier wants to have the sewer lines televised before replacing the street. Niemeier reported one of the trafic control lights has a bad loop. He is investigating options to get it repaired or replaced. City crews are busy getting the pool ready and sweeping streets. Proclamation Mayor Connie Ludvigson read and signed the Home Rule Proclamation, which was approved by the council. City Administrator Kay Hanson noted the City of Holstein uses Home Rule type of
governance, which provides lexibility to make decisions at the local level. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Home Rule in Iowa. The proclamation reads: Whereas, Home Rule is essential to effective and responsive municipal governance in Iowa and provides lexibility to make decisions at the local level, where decisions are made closest to the people they impact and can be tailored to it local conditions, needs and concerns in order to better serve taxpayers; and Whereas, the City of Holstein, Iowa, supports Home Rule and the powers it provides to make local decisions that best relect the residents of our community; and Whereas, the citizens of Iowa approved the adoption of Home Rule in the Constitution of Iowa on Nov. 5, 1968; and Whereas, this is the 50th year of municipal Home Rule in Iowa; and Whereas, Home Rule continues to be vital to the health and prosperity of all cities in Iowa; Now, therefore, I Connie Ludvigson, Mayor of Holstein, Iowa, do hereby recognize the 50th anniversary of municipal Home Rule in Iowa and proudly support its continued authority. Other business •Cigarette/tobacco permit renewals were approved for A&A Food and Fuel, Casey’s, Dollar General, Holstein Super Market, Holstein Travel Center and Spirits, Stogies and Stuff. •Drew Kistenmacher and Kim Fraser were appointed to the cemetery board. The appointment is for ive years but must be approved annually. •Hanson was directed to contact Bruce Full, who does appliance pick-up days, and set up a date for Holstein. Full picks up a variety of appliances at no charge. Residents will be sent notiication of when and what can be picked up. •The utility committee met May 14 with Long Lines to begin negotiations on the proposed franchise agreement. •City staff is in the process of developing a volunteer policy and application, in particular for the community center and library. •Notices have been published in the paper and around town regarding city ordinances regarding blowing grass clippings into the street, lawn mowing and open burning. Open burning is currently allowed until Thursday, May 31. •Hanson reported she is working with an individual interested in annexing his property into the city limits and an individual interested in purchasing city land by Lohff-Schumann Memorial Community Center. •Mayor Ludvigson reviewed her activities for April. •The community center and taxi reports were reviewed.
Ida backs Woodbury on board at Rolling Hills The Ida County Board of Supervisors endorsed Woodbury County joining the Rolling Hills Governance Board for mental health services by a unanimous vote May 7. Ida County became the third of the four needed votes for the Woodbury measure to be approved effective July 1, 2019. Sac and Calhun County Board of Supervisors have also approved the request so the bid had ive backers to one nay vote from Crawford County. Carroll County had yet to vote on the 28E agreement. “It was important to the governance board that Woodbury County will double the size of the region, from 95,924 to 198,773, and that could assist us with achieving impending legislative mandates due to House File 2456 that has passed both the Iowa House and Senate. The legislation moves all of the intensive crisis services into the core service realm including access centers and assertive community treatment centers. Woodbury County may be a candidate to house one of these centers, which are reject-eject free. These would be very high-cost facilities,” said Dawn Mentzer, executive director of Rolling Hills Region.
“I support this and recommend that we approve it,” said Ida County Supervisor Creston Schubert. “If they (Woodbury) do not come up with the money, it is a no-go.” “The one county, one vote makes it all work,” said Supervisor Rhett Leonard. Schubert said there are safeguards in the 28E agreement despite the difference in population between Woodbury and other counties. These include: Woodbury County must meet inancial requirements of the Rolling Hills memorandum of understanding. Also, the Rolling Hills Region 28E agreement will be enforced; the majority of member counties would have to approve any change of membership; there is a one county-one vote rule and Rolling Hills Governance Board administration will determine stafing needs, personnel and salaries. Woodbury had been part of the Sioux Rivers Region with Plymouth and Sioux counties, but voted to leave that region. But if a waiver is not granted from Department of Human Services, those three could be forced to stay together for another year via mediation. This could be decided by the state attorney general’s ofice, said Mentzer.
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Tree planting: The Ida County Conservation Board held a tree planting at Moorhead Park on Sunday, May 6. Fifty Black Hills spruce trees donated by the Ida County Pheasants Forever with a grant from the Audubon Society were planted north of the playground area. The Ida Grove Cub Scouts and their families assisted with the planting. Here, Danielle Bennett, Ida County naturalist, shows how to loosen the roots on the tree.
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(continued from front page) Van Houten ind grants for the project. The presentation on the Badger Creek Park also sparked discussion about developing small parks in other parts of the community, speciically one on the north side of the Highway 59/175. No actions were taken regarding additional parks. Chelsea Gross, rec center director and pool manager, and Whitney Simonson-Frank, outdoor assistant pool manager, met with the council to discuss lifeguard reimbursement of fees to obtain their lifeguard certiications. A proposal was brought up recently that would compensate the lifeguards for a portion of their costs if the lifeguards would work additional hours during holiday periods and late in the season in an effort to keep the outdoor pool open in late August up to Labor Day. In the past, the council has noted its displeasure with the stafing of the pool during certain times of the summer season when lifeguards could not or would not work at certain times. Councilman Doug Clough noted the pool should be open on Memorial Day, Heritage Days, the Fourth of July and in late August. “We need to be an active town; a town where people want to be. We can’t close the pool at times when people want to be there. We need to make it (open on holidays and late summer) happen.” Councilman Scott Tomlinson added, “It (life guarding) is like any other job; if your boss says you work, you work.” Simonson-Frank said the reason for the pool closings were not the fault of the lifeguards. She said it was her decision based on several factors. She noted the pool was closed last year on Heritage Days because it allowed the lifeguards to be part of the celebration. The pool closed early on the Fourth of July due to a low turnout of swimmers. Also, the mid-August closings are due to lifeguards leaving for college and high school guards being involved in fall sports practices. SimonsonFrank added parents are also part of the decision to close the pool, as they don’t want
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their children working on holidays due to family events or in August due to school commitments. Simonson-Frank said this year the pool will be open on Heritage Days. She noted several activities are being planned at the pool to make the pool a part of the celebration. Clough said the pool staff should ind people who can keep the pool open longer. Simonson-Frank noted it is dificult to ind people “out of thin air.” Clough said that is why it is important to ind some type of incentive, like paying part of the lifeguard certiication fee, for people to work extra hours. No action was taken on paying the incentive. The council said at a minimum the pool should be open on weekends in late August and for a time each weekday for water walkers. “We need to do the best we can,” said Clough. Tomlinson noted the council doesn’t expect pool management to come up with a solution immediately. “It will take time to work out. We don’t expect this to be solved in a week. Let’s see what you can work out.” In other business •The council referred a proposal from Landus (formerly Farmers Cooperative) to move its truck scale facility across the street from its current location at the west end of First Street to the Planning and Zoning Board. The lot where the new scale station would be located will have to be rezoned from residential to commercial. •The council approved the city’s new comprehensive plan developed over the past several months. The plan was adopted with the inclusion of
the top priorities and implementation plan from a public hearing on the plan. The comprehensive plan is a listing of the community’s vision and goals for the future and is useful for grant applications and to leverage funding for community projects. •The council set a public hearing for Monday, May 21 on a budget amendment for the current iscal year. The amendment covers a variety of changes in expenses and revenue in the current budget cycle. There will be no change in tax levies. •Whiteing reported the city hall/community center renovation committee will hold its irst meeting May 22. The committee will include representatives of several community groups that use the building. •A bid of $1,000 from West Central Construction to remove a storage shed and concrete on East Second Street (across the street from the swimming pool) was approved. •A bid of $17,880 from Infra Tracks of Worthing, S.D. to clean and repair 157 foot of sewer line on Court Street was approved. •A payment of $350 to participate in the SIMPCO Highway 20 Corridor Economic Development study was approved. •Whiteing read and the council approved the mayor’s home rule proclamation supporting the concept of home rule adopted in the Iowa Constitution in 1968. This year mark’s the 50th anniversary of home rule in Iowa. Home rule allows local governments the lexibility to make decisions that best it local conditions. •The next council meeting is slated for Monday, May 21 at 6 p.m.
Friday, May 25 • 11 AM - 1 PM • Ida Grove Food Pride Fundraiser for Battle Creek Town Signs
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Out of the Past Forty years ago Richard Larson, new superintendent of Ida Grove schools, will be at the school board’s regular meeting Tuesday. Larson said he plans to attend board meetings in May and June and wants to spend as much time as possible with current superintendent Wayne Larson before he oficially takes over as superintendent July 1. Richard Larson comes to Ida Grove from the Klemme School District where he serves as superintendent. Dr. Dale Trombley of Ida Grove showed Dr. Donald Playfoot around Ida Grove Saturday. Playfoot currently is in family practice in Pittsburg, Pa., but is thinking of relocating to Ida Grove. Arnold Johnson of Holstein has an airplane in his garage. With wings folded, the airplane is about the size of a pickup truck with a livestock rack. Johnson has had the airplane about three weeks, and every time the garage door is open, people driving by Johnson’s home at 404 South Kiel do double takes. When Johnson and his brother want to use the plane, they trailer it to the Cherokee airport, where Johnson says, with the wings unfolded, the plane performs like any other plane. Ida County’s top award winners in the 1977 master corn growers’ contest are Arnold and Harlan Else, irst; Steve Vohs, second, and the Bennett brothers, third. Thirty years ago The Ida Grove City Council
approved hiring Dave Jensen of Ida Grove as manager for the Ida Grove airport. Jensen was recently hired as a deputy for Ida County. The Ida County Fair Board accepted a bid to replace a hog barn at the fairgrounds. The number two hog barn was damaged by a tornado in 1986. The low bid to replace the building was $8,062. Helen Wanberg of Galva is running unopposed in next month’s primary for reelection to the Ida County auditor’s post. Wanberg, who moved to Galva 40 years ago, is serving her 12th year as auditor and has worked in the auditor’s ofice for 15 years. Nearly 35 Ida Countians illed Galva City Hall Monday to visit with Sixth District Congressman Fred Grandy. The town meeting was Grandy’s third visit to the county since taking ofice. Twenty years ago The Ida County Sheriff’s Department has announced the hiring of two new deputies: Jerome Moulds, 33, of Lake City and Tom Peterson, 21, of Buffalo Center. Moulds has been employed in law enforcement for the past 12 years. Moulds and his wife, Tammy, and three children will be moving to an acreage south of Holstein at the end of May. Prior to accepting the Ida County deputy position, Petersen was jailer and reserve deputy for four years in Winnebago County. Peterson is single and will reside in Ida
Grove. The Galva-Holstein School Board approved a two-year shared wrestling program with the Aurelia School District Monday. The team will wrestle under the AureliaGalva-Holstein (AGH) name. Ten years ago Filming of sequences for the movie “Peacock” were shot in Odebolt last week. Actor Bill Pullman, who has appeared in “Independence Day,” “Casper,” “While You Were Sleeping” and “Sleepless in Seattle” was in Odebolt for the shoot. Odebolt residents Blake Cooper, Mark Stangl, Sharon Rohlf, Karen Hemer, Paul Veit, Mark Heidenreich and Jory Hemer were cast as extras in the ilm. United Bank of Iowa and the BC-IG Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation hosted the annual Whitey Thompson HikeBike-A-Thon in Ida Grove last week. A total of 490 students participated, collecting more than $47,000. John Handel of Fagen Inc. reported to the Ida County Board of Supervisors that construction work on the Platinum Ethanol Plant in Arthur is progressing nicely and the plant should be up and running by the end of July. Galva-Holstein won the boys’ district track team title and the girls’ squad tied for irst place in the regional championship. Between the two teams, 11 events qualiied for the class 1A state meet in Des Moines.
by Chelsea Gross Recreation director Save the date for our BBQ and baseball fundraiser on Saturday, June 23. This will be a fundraiser for youth baseball and softball. A meal, BBQ contest, homerun derby, allstars game, yard games and an outdoor movie are planned. The registration deadline for youth golf forms was May 15. There will be a $5 late fee after that. No additional late registrations accepted after June 1. Our golf and hunting simulator is available for use. We ask that you be 16 to use it. Anybody under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. There is a rental fee. All itness classes are offered with a paid membership. Evening water aerobics are Mondays and Wednesdays at
from Estes Construction for the general trades portion of the handicapped accessibility project in Odebolt and authorizing board president to sign contract for the completion of the work was approved on a three to two vote. Voting in favor were Brad Lundell, Stacy Raasch and Crystal Endrulat. Jeff Rasmussen and Stephanie Konradi voted no.
Auditor Mary Mosiman released an audit report on Ida County May 3. The county had local tax revenue of $13,593,392 for the year ended June 30, 2017, which included $1,238,793 in tax credits from the state. The county forwarded $11,156,352 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school district, cities and other taxing bodies in the county. The county retained $2,437,040 of the local tax
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The proposal from CTS Certified Testing Services, Inc. to provide construction materials, observation and testing for the handicapped accessibility upgrades project in Odebolt with a projected cost of up to $2,900 was approved on a three to two vote. Rasmussen and Konradi voted no. Myra Meek and Tony Bennett were absent.
Winter lifeguard hours are 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. MondayFriday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adult co-ed volleyball is every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. We ask that everyone who uses the facility respect our rule about changing your shoes when you enter the building. This will help keep the building clean and help extend the lifetime of our equipment. Visit our website: www.idagroverec.org. Remember that you can use Chamber Bucks to pay for a membership. Also, GOMACO, Horn Memorial Hospital and North Star employees get special discounts. We also offer a military discount for past or present military service. Contact Gross with any questions at 712-364-3716 or email@example.com.
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OABCIG board approves handicapped accessible project bids The Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove (OABCIG) School Board met in special session May 7 in the elementary media center in Odebolt to approve bids for the handicapped accessibility project in Odebolt. After discussion and explanation of bids from Superintendent Terry Kenealy, the $430,000 bid
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When I irst met Mary’s son, Lee, he was in standing in her apartment kitchen, amongst leaves of lettuce on the loor. He was six-years-old, barefooted, clothed in swim trunks, and he was making a salad. I started to say, “Where’s your mother?” She was clearly in the living room, vacuuming the area carpet. “Say,” I said with concern, “Do you know that Lee is making a salad in the kitchen?” She did, in fact know, and she wasn’t concerned. “So,” I continued, “do you know that most of the salad is on the loor?” I’d never known a mother who let a six-year-old make a salad unsupervised. Then again, I didn’t know a six-year-old that ever wanted a salad. It was my irst foray into different mothering styles, and I’ve been paying attention ever since. And, for this post-Mother’s Day column, I didn’t have to go any further than my good brothers’ wives – and their relationship with their mothers – for more stories. My sister-in-law, Joanne, related this: “My mother survived the depression, food insecurity, the family house burning to the ground and losing all her possessions. She didn’t shower my sister and me with ‘I love you’ and moth-
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erly advice,” she said. “She was a practical, work hard, getit-done mom. She demanded that we take responsibility for our actions and live with the consequences. “Well, I was on the school dance team in ninth grade. The team attended a weeklong camp that was a twohour drive away and we commuted daily. I learned one of our costume tops was needed two days earlier than I thought and I made a collect call from a phone booth as soon as I realized my mistake. “I told her the problem and apologized profusely for wasting her money on a collect call, as well as needing the top the next day. I wasn’t optimistic I would be able to perform. I got off the bus after midnight and had a friend drive me home. My mother was already in bed. The inished top was hanging on a hanger in the kitchen. It it perfectly.” That, my friends, is love. And, Joanne tells me that she still has the top, 30 years later. My sister-in-law, Jill, shared this story, involving her betrothed, my brother Charlie, and her mother. “Mom was not critical, but there were just things you didn’t do around her,” Jill said. “Swearing was off limits – even ‘Darn it’ or ‘Sheesh’ – because Mom said everyone knew what you were thinking when you used those words. “Practical jokes were not amusing to my Mom. Since
you know Charlie, you know that jokes come along with him. So, one time, we were staying at Mom and Dad’s for a visit and Charlie inds a black rubber band. Naturally, he fastened it to the kitchen sink sprayer handle, so that, when you turned on the water, it would spray directly at the user. Little did he know that my mom would be the next one to use the kitchen sink. Was she ever surprised when the water sprayed all over her. Charlie was horriied until my Mom started to laugh. She really was a good sport.” How lucky I am to be married to a ‘good sport’ myself. Mary’s youngest son is the best cook, hands-down, in the family, especially when it comes to using the grill. His mother’s approach to being hands-off in the kitchen is one that has consistently driven me nuts. However, he is comfortable cooking, largely because his mother has never been one to hover. As of this past Mother’s Day, I’ve been without my mom for the past six holidays. The pain at her absence is softened by the stories I shared with her – some written, most verbal – while she was living. Now that Sunday’s brunch is digested and the lowers are wilting on the table, take a moment to share a special story with your mom, biological or not. After all, gifts are nice on such a national holiday, but few things resonate with a mom like knowing she made a difference to another life.
Sole 2 Soul 125 South Main St., Galva 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily 712-282-4426 www.Sole2SoulGalva.com Babysitter training: An American Red Cross babysitter’s training course will be held at The Meeting Place on Thursday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are 10-15 years old and want to become a babysitter, this oneday American Red Cross class will provide youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children, toddlers and infants. The fee includes: lunch, bottled water, morning and afternoon snacks, handouts and a certiicate. Registrations and pre-payments are due by or before June 14. Call 712-2824426 to sign up.
Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol: Jacquie Marietta, Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol coordinator, will be at The Meeting Place in Galva on Tuesday, June 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. to talk to senior citizens about protecting themselves from scammers and Medicare and social security fraud. This is a free program. Cardio-weights class: AFAA Certiied Trainer Barb Gebers will be teaching a 45-minute cardio and weights class. The next six-week session starts Thursday, June 7, at 5:45 a.m. The class dates are June 7 through July 12. There is a fee. We need ive or six individuals who are committed to exercising in the mornings to make this class a go, so sign up soon by calling 282-4426. Yoga: A six-week session of
yoga will start Monday, June 4 and run through July 9. AFAA certiied trainer Barb Gebers teaches the 50-minute classes on Mondays at 6 p.m. Yoga classes are for all ages and itness levels. Call 282-4426 for information on the fee. Personal training: Bria Miller is offering one-on-one personal training to individuals and/or small groups of two to three people at Sole 2 Soul at 5:30 a.m., 6 a.m., 6:30 a.m. and other scheduled times by appointment. For information, call Sole 2 Soul. Tabata: Tabata class runs through May 22. Classes are taught by Miller on Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. The Meeting Place is the ideal place to host your special event. Call 282-4426 for information.
Lohff-Schumann by Libby Bagenstos Recreation director Theatre arts camp: Join us June 5-8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 2:30 p.m. to learn acting techniques, games and participate in a performance with us. Available to students in irst through eighth grade. Registrations were due May 15. Filmmaking camp: Join us June 12-15, from noon to 2:30 p.m. to learn the art of ilmmaking and create your own premiere short ilm. Available to students in irst through eighth grade. Registrations were due May 15. Monday cards: Join us every Monday from 1-3 p.m. to play euchre and 500. Prizes and a light snack are provided. Members play for free and nonmembers will be charged the
daily admission fee. Facility fund-raiser: If you have empty pop cans you’d like to donate to a good cause, you can drop them off at LohffSchumann anytime. Money collected will be put towards new equipment. Birthday parties: Let LohffSchumann make your child’s birthday party a hit. The fee includes admission for your entire group, use of our gym, community room and children’s room, which now includes an eye play system and games for all ages, for three hours, a decorated sheet cake and ice cream. If interested contact Bagenstos. Personal training: Personal training is always available at your convenience with Libby, Mel, Barb, Keely and Rayven.
Stop in today and check out our specials. Fitness schedule Monday—5:45–6:30 a.m. spinning, 5:45–6:30 a.m. full body it and 9:45–10:30 a.m. retired but not tired. Tuesday—5:45–6:30 a.m. core cardio and 5:30–6:15 p.m. spinning. Wednesday—5:45–6:30 a.m. TRX and weights and 5:30– 6:15 p.m. Zumba. Thursday—5:45–6:30 a.m. weights and cardio, 9:45–10:30 a.m. retired but not tired and 5:30–6:15 p.m. bodyweight burner. Friday—5:45–6:30 a.m. medball and weights, 12–12:45 p.m. TRX mix and 5:30–6:15 p.m. Zumba. Sunday—1:30–2:15 p.m. treadmill/strength.
Classroom donation: United Bank of Iowa recently donated $2,500 to Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom. As the number one ag bank in Iowa, this donation supports United Bank of Iowa’s commitment to agriculture in rural communities. On hand for the presentation were Roger Bumann and Heather Collins from Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom, and managers from the following United Bank of Iowa offices: Steven Radke of Galva, Sheila Soellner of Holstein, Neil Sibenaller of Odebolt, Craig Moritz of Kingsley, Steve Rippke of Moville, Shirley Thompson of Pierson, John Streeter of Onawa, Whitney Reimers of Moorhead and Jean Burns of Ida Grove.
ICCB plans free fishing event The Ida County Conservation Board set the date for a free fishing event and reviewed maintenance items May 3. Naturalist Danielle Bennett and Parks Director Paige Alesch informed the board that the free fishing event will take place on June 2 at Crawford Creek Recreation Area (CCRA) from noon to 3 p.m. There will be fishing, canoes, a mountain man program and a free will hotdog lunch. The Ida County Conservation Foundation will be hosting a run beginning at 10 a.m. on the same day at CCRA. All events will be based out of the enclosed shelter. Alesch gave the board an update on the park roads and gravel hauling. Alesch is currently working with Gary Brummer to coordinate gravel hauling. Alesch informed the board that a chemical aquatic herbicide will be applied to the beach area at CCRA earlier in the season this year to contain the weed problem. Some general maintenance items at CCRA were discussed. Park Ranger Jerry Jensen explained to the board that the shoreline around the paddleboat dock and the dock by the cabins has washed out so adjustments will need to be made. Midwest Industries will be donating a ramp to fix the paddleboat dock. It will be installed the week of May 14. Re-seeding of the upper camp area has been completed as well as replacement of a water heater and other general repairs. Camper pad leveling and re-shingling of the upper shower house will also take place this spring. The board continued the discussion on the suggested distance between the parks and the wind towers. At the April meeting the board voted to suggest a two-mile set back from all Ida County Conservation Board parks. Jensen voiced his concern about the distance being too far and effecting land-
Catwalk for Water: Trendue Salon and Spa in Ida Grove held its second annual Catwalk for Water on Friday, May 4, at the Skate Palace in Ida Grove. The event, which raises money for Earth Month featured a runway inspired show with high fashion hair and makeup looks. Here, Mandy Kluver wears a skirt made out of Aveda color tubes, which were recycled from the salon. Over the past eight years, Trendue Salon and Spa has donated nearly $30,000 to various organizations, including the Ida County Conservation Board. The event is held every May and helps promote clean water.
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owner’s ability to collect income from the wind towers. The board discussed the matter again and decided to make no change. Alesch will contact Invenergy to determine if the board’s suggestion will be followed or if it will only be taken into consideration. In other business •Bennett updated the board on environmental education programs. The canoes and trailer are in the process of being repaired and the life jackets and paddles have been received. The Earth Day tree planting was postponed until May 6. Kasha Shear, the naturalist intern started on May 9 for pipsqueaks and will be here
for spring field trips. •The board approved a bid from Attachments Direct for an EZ AXE manual tree shear and couplers for $4,522. •Alesch has been in contact with Hi-Way products and will be placing an order for new parking dividers in the playground area of Moorehead Park. •Alesch informed the board that they have received an Ida County Community Betterment Foundation Grant and the amount was announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday, May 6 in Galva. •The next meeting will be on June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Conservation Center in Moorehead Park.
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FAMILY & FRIENDS Area schools parcipate in large group contest O-A/BC-IG and Ridge View High School music departments participated in large group contest May 4 and 5. All groups earned division two (excellent) ratings. O-A/BC-IG’s three choirs and band participated in Large Group Festiavl May 5 at Sioux City West High School. The treble clef choir sang “I Am Not Yours” and “Little Wheel-a-Turnin’.” The bass clef choir sang “Steal Away” and “Money.” The mixed choir performed “I’m Gonna Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves My Heart,” “Set Me As a Seal Upon Your Heart” and “The Wind That Shakes the Barley.” Jacob Pedersen directed the choirs.
The concert band, under the direction of Benjamin Mauritz, performed “Acclamations” by Ed Huckeby and “Escapada” by David Moore. The Ridge View High School band, under the direction of Tom Musel, played “Yorkshire Ballad” by James Barnes and “Variation Overture” by Clifton Williams. Musel said, “The band received a high Division II rating. They earned a score of 35 points from each judge. The lowest to receive a Division I rating is 36.” The Ridge View mixed chorus sang “Jubilate Deo” by Laura Farnell and “Omnia Sol” by Z. Randall Stroope. Kris Kistenmacher directed the chorus.
Battle Creek Library by Sheila Petersen Battle Creek librarian Winter is over and spring is inally here. Many people are busy outside planting gardens, lowers, plants, etc. Did you know that your library has several books about gardening, as well as many books about lowers and plants? You may also use one of the computers to look for information on the Internet. Stop in for a visit and check out what the library has to offer. During April, there were 413 items checked out. There were four books purchased and 10 books donated. There were 151 people at coffee time during April. Coffee time is held Monday through Friday at the library, starting at 3:30 p.m. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. People may donate cups, napkins, baked goods,
etc. For those of you who wonder how automation is progressing, it is coming along ine. It takes at least ive minutes, on average, for each item to be put in the automation system. It certainly will be wonderful when it is all up and running. An anonymous person has crafted and donated an extra large patriotic wreath to the library. Donations are $1 each, and the winner will be announced June 15. Stop by the library and take a look at the wreath. July will be here before we know it, and that means that it will be time for the summer reading programs at the Battle Creek Public Library. “Libraries Rock” is the 2018 theme. Programs will be held every Thursday in July at 1:30 p.m. There will be crafts, stories,
Garden program: Thirty-four women learned about “Entertaining in the Garden” April 26 at The Meeting Place in Galva. Jane Hogue, owner of Prairie Pedlar Gardens in Odebolt, provided information on adding focal points to gardens, backyards, patios and decks; how to entertain outdoors and how to stimulate the senses with flowers. At the conclusion of the program, Hogue answered questions and introduced new, annual flower varieties and herbs that will be for sale at Prairie Pedlar this spring.
College News Jordyn Vondrak of Galva and Lauren Beckman of Odebolt participated in Simpson College’s Research and Creativity Symposium April 19. The annual Simpson College Research and Creativity Symposium is a multi-disciplinary event that showcases outstanding student work through
the presentation of papers, performances, posters and panel discussions. Jordyn’s parents are Mike and Molly Vondrak. Lauren’s parent is Vicky Beckman. Christian Egger of Galva was among nearly 300 students to graduate with May degrees from Concordia University, Nebraska.
treats, etc., for the children at every program. The children may also read books during the summer to earn prizes. A similar reading program is being offered by Barnes and Noble, with books as the prizes. Would you like a chance to win $100 in cash or a gift card for $50 to Tiefenthalers’ Meats in Holstein for a $1 donation? The winners will be announced before the Battle Creek ireworks display on July 4. For more information, you may call the library at 712-365-4912. People who donated books and magazines during April were Dee Boger, Gail Friend, Alexis Kendall, Rhonda Lee, Karen Lichtenberg, Sheila Petersen and Charlie Pierce. Donations and memorials are appreciated. New books that will soon be on the library shelves include: “The Gray Ghost” by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell, “The High Tide Club” by Mary Kay Andrews, “The Forgotten Road” by Richard Paul Evans, “The Other Lady Vanishes” by Amanda Quick, “The Cast” by Danielle Steel, “Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts, “Die by the Gun” by William Johnstone, “Probable Claws” by Rita Mae Brown, “Princess” by James Patterson, “Fade to Black” by Fern Michaels, “In the President’s Secret Service” by Ronald Kessler and “A Higher Loyalty” by James Comey. Library hours are as follows: Sunday—closed, Monday—2 to 7 p.m., Tuesday—2 to 6 p.m., Wednesday—2 to 6 p.m., Thursday—2 to 7 p.m., Friday—2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday—11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit your local library soon. There is a wealth of information waiting for you there.
IG library receives $500 literacy grant The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of nearly $70,000 in literacy grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools. The Ida Grove Public Library received a $500 grant. The funds are aimed at supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves. The grants awarded to Iowa organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 7,600 Iowans. DEADLINE FRIDAY - 3 PM!
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Plant sale: The annual Galva-Holstein third grade plant sale is set for May 22-23 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the greenhouse located next to the community garden located on the north end of the school grounds in Holstein. The sale will include both vegetable and flower plants. Last year, the sale brought in approximately $1,900, which was the most since the plant sale began. G-H third grade teacher Kelli Boyle, who is in charge of the community garden and the plant sale, said she anticipates more money will be raised this year. Boyle, watering plants above, said this year proceeds will be split between the Holstein and Galva fire departments and emergency medical services, the Ridge View scholarship fund and the community garden. The fire departments and emergency services will receive the largest portion of the proceeds.
WDWV Schedule The Willow Dale Wellness Village activity calendar for May 16-23: Wednesday, May 16: 9:30 a.m. Catholic rosary and communion; 10:30 a.m. The Story of Us; home journey outing. Thursday, May 17: 11:30 a.m. community/volunteer pizza party; 2 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church; 6:30 p.m.
Mert’s Band. Friday, May 18: 10:30 a.m. local news review; 1:30 p.m. bingo and poster contest with Danbury Catholic kids. Saturday, May 19: 3 p.m. Saturday sundae social. Sunday, May 20: 9:30 a.m. Catholic communion; Activity room church TV: 1 p.m. Lutheran and 2 p.m. Presbyterian.
Monday, May 21: 10:30 a.m. discuss and recall; 2 p.m. craft with Deb; 4 p.m. spelling bee or service project. Tuesday, May 22: 10:30 a.m. music in motion; 11 a.m. OWLS outing; 3 p.m. Bible study. Wednesday, May 23: 9:30 a.m. Catholic rosary communion; 10:30 am. boccee ball; 2 p.m. Kidszone visit.
MHC Schedule The Morningside Healthcare Community (Ida Grove) activity schedule for May 16-23 is: Wednesday, May 16: 8 a.m. devotions; 10:30 a.m. current events; 2:30 p.m. church with Pastor Lierman; 3 p.m. Methodist communion. Thursday, May 17: 8 a.m. devotions; 9:30 a.m. manicures;
Historical society to meet The Ida County Historical Society will meet Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the Ida Grove Public Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.
2 p.m. fancy bingo. Friday, May 18: 8 a.m. devotions; 9:30 a.m. reading; 2 p.m. Let’s Get Dirty. Saturday, May 19: Adult coloring. Sunday, May 20: Noon to 7 p.m. church services on Channel 3. Monday, May 21: 8 a.m.
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BC alumni banquet will honor Darrell Schumacher The guest of honor for the 2018 Battle Creek Alumni Banquet will be Darrell Schumacher, Class of 1973. Schumacher has been an educator and coach and has influenced hundreds of students and athletes over a career spanning from 19782018. In high school, he lettered in football, ba-sketball and track. He was the Drake Relaysâ€™ champion in the shot put and the state champion in the shot put and discus in his senior year. At Buena Vista University, he participated in football and track and was inducted into the BVU athletic hall of fame in 1988. He earned a degree in physical education and biology. He was a high school teacher and coach at five schools: Benton Community 1978-84, GarnerHayfield 1984-95, Spencer 1995-97, Vinton-Shellsburg 1997-2003 and Oskaloosa 2003-11. In the fall of 2011, he began a seven-year coaching
Darrell Schumacher stint at Iowa Central Community College. He has had the pleasure of coaching some tremendous young men and women in 40 years of coaching. This included coaching his two sons, Vahn and Ben, in football. With his
brother, Delos, they were the first brothers in Iowa to have coached state champion football teams: Delos in 1990 and Darrell in 1991. He was inducted into the Iowa Football Coachesâ€™ Hall of Fame in 2000. He and his wife, Deb, have been married for 38 years. They have three adult children: Erica Foley (Doug), Vahn (Sara) and Ben (Kayla), and eight grandchildren, with one on the way. Schumacher has always shared the pride in his hometown, wherever he taught. He has earned many honors for his efforts through the years, and he continues to be a shining light for his family and friends. The Battle Creek Alumni Banquet will be held Tuesday, July 3, at the Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. Advance tickets are $14 and available at First State Bank in Battle Creek and Ida Grove. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $17.
BC Sign Commiee plans grill-out for funds The Battle Creek Sign Improvement Committee met May 7 at the Battle Creek Bakery and Cafe at noon. The members reviewed the grant awarded from the Ida County Community Betterment Foundation May 6. The committee was pleased that the grant request for $10,000 for funds toward two new town signs was fully funded. The funds raised and the grant move the project close to the goal of $28,500.
The members discussed a grill out planned for Friday, May 25, at Food Pride in Ida Grove from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Plans were made to serve pork tender sandwiches, brats, chips and pop for $5. An extra sandwich would cost $3. Members volunteered for advertising, making phone calls, set up, serving, cleanup and various other details. It is hoped that this fundraiser will help attain the goal so work can begin on the two new town signs.
OSC Schedule by Crystal Hopkins Activity director The Odebolt Specialty Care activity calendar for May 1623: Wednesday, May 16: 10:15 a.m. Catholic communion; 10:30 a.m. Bible chat with Kris; 2:30 p.m. kites. Thursday, May 17: 10 a.m.
WESCO; 2:30 p.m. Bazaar. Friday, May 18: 10 a.m. Motherâ€™s Day brunch; 2:30 p.m. bingo. Saturday, May 19: 3 p.m. movie and popcorn; 7 p.m. Lawrence Welk. Sunday, May 20: 2:30 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church; 3 p.m. social.
Monday, May 21: 10 a.m. current events; 2:30 p.m. nails. Tuesday, May 22: 10 a.m. virtual tour of Latin countries; 2:30 p.m. bingo. Wednesday, May 23: 10:15 a.m. Catholic communion; 2:30 p.m. history of Latin America.
Vicky Jo Varner graduates with PhD Vicky Jo Varner will graduate with a PhD in Depth Psychology (with an Emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies) during Pacifica Graduate Instituteâ€™s commencement ceremony in Santa Barbara, Calif., May 26. Her doctoral dissertation, titled â€œDream the Myth Onwards: The Typology of Imaginal Figures,â€? received critical acclaim from prominent Jungians and is currently under review for book publication.
A 1975 graduate of Ida Grove High School, she is the daughter of long-time residents Robert and Vera Varner. Dr. Varnerâ€™s BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree was in the field of theatre arts, earned in 1979 from Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., and her masterâ€™s degree was awarded in 2016, also from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has been living in Los Angeles, Calif., since 1979.
Blood drive coming to Holstein Not all superheroes wear capes; some of them roll up their sleeves with LifeServe Blood Center. LifeServers who come out to save lives through blood donation are eligible to order a limited edition summer superhero t-shirt to show off their lifesaving hobby. The Holstein community blood drive is Thursday, May 31, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Veteransâ€™ Memorial Hall. With each blood donation,
donors earn online store points that can be used to redeem this seasonâ€™s t-shirt as well as other fun LifeServe gear. This summer superhero shirt is only 200 points in the online store. Save local lives and show your lifesaving pride at an upcoming blood drive. Sign up to save a life today online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or by calling 800-2874903.
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Special guest: O-A Elementary fourth and fifth grade classes enjoyed special guests May 3. Retired Col. Gail â€œHalâ€? Halvorsen and his daughter, Denise Williams, visited the classes. From left, Jim Lundell of Kiron reads the book â€œMercedes and the Chocolate Pilot: A True Story of the Berlin Airliftâ€? to the fourth graders while retired Col. Halvorsen listens. The students also watched the DVD â€œChristmas From Heaven: A True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomberâ€? and asked Col. Halvorsen questions.
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few years ago, Jim Lundell of Kiron met Col. Gail â€œHalâ€? Halvorsen at an air show in Wisconsin and was fascinated by Col. Halvorsenâ€™s story and purchased the book called â€œMercedes and the Chocolate Pilot: A True Story of the Berlin Airlift.â€? A friendship developed, which led Lundell to inviting Col. Halvorsen and his daughter, Denise Williams, to come to O-A and speak to the fourth and ifth grade classes May 3. During the visit, the students watched the DVD â€œChristmas From Heaven: A True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber,â€? featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Tom Brokaw and Halvorsen. Lundell read the story about Mercedes to the students and explained how Mercedes and Col. Halvorsen have become good friends. Halvorsen, 97, told the students he would be going to Germany in June to visit Mercedes and her family. Col. Halvorsen was stationed in Germany following World War II and was one of many pilots involved in â€œOperation Vittles,â€? dropping more than two million tons of supplies from their C54 cargo planes to Germans from 194849. One day, Halvorsen visited with some Ger-
man children standing behind the fence at Tempelhof Air Base and shared a couple sticks of gum with them. The idea was born to drop candy to the kids. He was touched, watching the kids who didnâ€™t get a small piece of gum tear the wrapper in small strips and share snifing the minty wrapper. Halvorsen told the kids he would drop candy from his plane. When asked how they would know which plane he was lying, he responded, â€œIâ€™ll wiggle my wings.â€? More than 23 tons of candy was dropped during this time period. Halvorsen told the students, â€œI was worried Iâ€™d get court-martialed for dropping the candy, as I didnâ€™t have permission.â€? When his commanding oficer found out what Halvorsen was doing, he commended him, stating it was a â€œgood will gesture.â€? Halvorsen talked about returning to Tempelhof Air Base in 1970 to serve as the commander. He has received numerous awards, including the Congressional Gold Medal. He retired from the military in 1974 after 30 years of service and more than 8,000 lying hours. Over the next 25 years Halvorsen advocated for and performed candy drops in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Japan, Guam and Iraq.
Arthur Council learns about new sign, city-wide clean-up day, bang cage The Arthur City Council approved a budget amendment, delinquent resolution and salary resolution May 7. Councilperson Kristy Rosemeyer abstained from voting on the salary resolution. Maintenance supervisor Paul Arbegast reported Vance Lundell, owner of Lundell Plastics, made and donated a new sign for the city dump. Lealand Anderson and Arbegast made new concrete mounts for a broken set of posts and also cross braces for the batting cage. They also installed the dugout nets. Arbegast noted Jason Schmidt helped the city get a new batting cage net and helped set it up. Anderson and Arbegast cut down volunteer trees at the dump and cleaned storm drains; turned the water on in the city park, cleaned the bathrooms and toilets; took
the snow fence down; serviced the lawn mower and four wheeler; cleaned dirt, rocks and leveled ruts left by the snowplow; shut off the heater in the water pit and shut the circulating pump off on the water tower. Arbegast reported he had to do an emergency one call for a resident that accidently tore his curb stop up while trying to remove his sidewalk. Robb Thompson has been working on trapping woodchucks at the city dump. Jason Butler (water/ wastewater contract operator) suggested the city invest in 30 grass carp to take care of moss in the lagoons. Mayor Gary Chase talked with Jace Horsley, a John Deere mechanic, about putting an electric fuel pump on the street sweeper. Under concerns, the council would like a letter sent to the property owner of 201
S. Main for sidewalk repair. They also discussed having a city wide cleanup day for the citizens, getting Ida County Sanitation involved with a roll-off dumpster. There were two delinquent accounts. Councilman Chris Schuett was absent.
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SPORTS O-A/BC-IG athletes qualify for state track and field meet O-A/BC-IG qualified 13 events for the class 2A state track and field meet this week. Both the O-A/BC-IG boys and girls made it to state by placing first or second at the class 2A state qualifying meet in Treynor Thursday, May 10 or having one of the next best eight times or distances statewide. The co-ed state track and field meet will be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The meet starts this Thursday and runs through Saturday. On a team basis, the Falcon girls placed sixth out of 12 teams with 77 points. LoganMagnolia was first with 119 points. The Falcon boys placed third with 87 points. Underwood won the team title with 107 points. Girls O-A/BC-IG will compete in seven girls’ events at the class 2A state track meet. Events making it to state by placing first or second at the state-qualifying meet were: First—4x100 (Jordyn Fredericks, Sarah Cotton, Anna Winterrowd, Morgan Godbersen) :52.15. Second—Anna Winterrowd, 100, :12.72; Madison Schiernbeck, 1,500, 5:18.42; Calli Wareham, 400 hurdles, 1:10.98 and Sydney Durbin, high jump, 5-2. Events qualifying for state by having one of the next best eight times or distances from a state-qualifying meet statewide were: Third (at Treynor)—Jordyn Fredericks, 100, :12.99; 4x200 (Jordyn Fredericks, Sarah Cotton, Anna Winterrowd, Sydney Durbin) 1:49.23. Other top eight placings from the Treynor state qualifying meet, but not making it to state were: Fifth—distance medley (Kirsten Dausel, Morgan Godbersen, Nanako Sonoda, Alyssa Mason) 4:57.05; Ashley Lindner, long jump, 15-08; Greysenne Hoefling, shot put, 33-03. Sixth—4x800 (Nanako Sonoda, Kaitlyn
Riessen, Brooklyn Hoffman, Abby Bender) 11:38.62; shuttle hurdle (Sarah Petersen, Ashley Lindner, Mia Mortensen, Kirsten Dausel) 1:13.66; Beth Rehse, discus, 10705. Seventh—Calli Wareham, long jump, 1411.25. Boys The Falcons scored 87 team points to place third out 12 teams at Treynor. Underwood was first with 107 points. O-A/BC-IG will compete in six events at the class 2A state track meet. Events making it to state by placing first or second at the state-qualifying meet were: First—Ryder Meek, shot put, 50-03.25. Second—Cooper DeJean, 200, :23.19; Isaac Endrulat, 800, 2:06.07; William Grote, high jump, 6-2 and Tyler Anderson, shot put, 47-08.5. Events qualifying for state by having one of the next best eight times or distances from a state-qualifying meet statewide were: Third (at Treynor)—shuttle hurdle (Quintin Cranston, Ryan Kolpin, Kolton Krajicek, Chase Devitt) 1:01.22. Other placings that scored team points at the Treynor state qualifying meet, but not making it to state were: Third—Cooper DeJean, long jump, 2005.0. Fourth—Ben Bergman. 400 hurdles, 1:02.09; 4x100 (Chase Devitt, Kolton Krajicek, Austin Lindner, Ryan Kolpin) :46.57; 4x200 (Quintin Cranston, Austin Lindner, Kolton Krajicek, Cooper DeJean) 1:34.77; Ryder Meek, discus, 138-05. Fifth—sprint medley (Chase Devitt, Austin Lindner, Cooper DeJean, Isaac Endrulat) 1:39.41; Tyler Anderson, discus, 134-00. Seventh—William Grote, 110 hurdles, :16.61; Cameron Sharkey, 400 hurldes, 1:05.69. Eighth—Ryan Kolpin, high jump, 5-4.
Ridge View qualifiers: Ridge View track and field athletes who qualified for the state meet include (*alternate) front from left, Dylan Wood*, Jaxon Franken, Andres Carbajal, Jesse Coleman, Colton Dutler* and Gary Baughn*. Back row from left, Jake Mitchell, Jake Kliegl, Ezra Miller, Jake Tokheim, Austin Degen and Josh Frahm*. Kevin McGuire also qualified.
Ridge View boys headed for state track meet, girls don’t advance The Ridge View boys qualified seven events for the class 1A state track and field meet this week in Des Moines. The girls team didn’t qualify any events for state. The Ridge View boys made it to state by placing first at the class 1A state qualifying meet in Mondamin Thursday or by having one of the next best 14 times or distances statewide. The class 1A co-ed state track and field meet will be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The meet starts this Thursday and runs through Saturday. Boys As a team, Ridge View placed fifth at Mondamin with 83 points. Le Mars Gehlen was first with 100 points. Events making it to state by placing first were the shuttle hurdle relay (Andres Carbajal, Austin Degen, Jaxon Franken, Jacob Tokheim), 1:01.77 and 4x400 (Jacob Mitchell, Andres Carbajal, Jacob Tokheim, Kevin McGuire), 3:34.35. Event placings qualifying for state by having one of the next best 14 times or distances from a state-qualifying meet statewide were: Second—4x200 (Jacob Mitchell, Jacob Tokheim, Andres Carbajal, Kevin McGuire) 1:35.00 and Andres Carbajal, 400 hurdles, :56.7. Third—4x100 (Jake Mitchell, Jake Kliegl, Jesse Coleman, Kevin McGuire) :45.11 and Jesse Coleman, 100, :11.38. Fourth—Ezra Miller, shot put, 45-00.5. Events scoring team points, but not qualifying for state were: Second—sprint medley (Jacob Mitchell, Jake Kliegl, Jacob Tokheim, Kevin McGuire) 1:39.40. Third—Ezra Miller, discus, 122-04. Fourth—distance medley (Jesse Coleman,
Jake Kliegl, Colton Dutler, Jaxon Franken) 4:04.29 and Colton Dutler, long jump, 17-6.5. Fifth—Austin Degen, 110 hurdles, :17.10. Seventh—4x800 (Gary Baughn, Dylan Wood, Billy Frazier, Jon Madsen) 10:09.83. Coach Dale Tokheim noted his team “ran as about as well as it could” and there were several personal record times. Girls The Raptor girls placed fourth in the team standings with 68 points. Tri-Center won the team title with 115 points. Ridge View didn’t have any events qualify for the state meet. Events scoring team points, but not qualifying for state were: Second—Katlyn Wiese, 3,000, 12:21.24. Third—4x200 (Kennedy Mason, Kinzey Dutler, Paige Todd, Bailey Graff ) 1:54.33. Fourth—4x400 (Madeline Else, Kennedy Mason, Bailey Graff, Kinzey Dutler) 4:29.83; Autumn Henkel, discus, 92-03. Fifth—Katlyn Wiese, 1,500, 5:38.66; Madeline Else, 100 hurdles, :17.72; 4x800 (Paige Padavich, Reka Gitay-Gorzo, Erin Johnson, Hanna Blackmore) 11:38.59; sprint medley (Lexi Phillips, Bailey Graff, Kennedy Mason, Kinzey Dutler) 2:00.21; Paige Todd, long jump, 14-7.5; Kara Richard, shot put, 3211.75. Sixth—4x100 (Lexi Phillips, Paige Todd, Esmeralda Najera, Kara Richard) :56.21; distance medley (Gracie Chance, Esmeralda Najera, Erin Johnson, Mikayla Kolpin) 5:07.30. Seventh—Lexi Phillips, 100, :13.87; shuttle hurdle (Anya Kistenmacher, Hanna Blackmore, Maria Mendoza, Sarah Stamp) 1:29.30; Madeline Else, long jump. 14-01.25. Eighth—Esmerelda Najera, 200, :30.40; Coriyel McCray, 400, 1:13.83; Rachel Kenny, 1,500, 5:54.05.
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Falcon qualifiers: O-A/BC-IG is sending nine boys to compete in six events at the class 2A state track and field meet in Des Moines, which gets underway this Thursday. The state qualifiers are, front from left, Ryan Kolpin, Chase Devitt, Cooper DeJean and Kolton Krajicek. Back row from left, William Grote, Quintin Cranston, Tyler Anderson, Ryder Meek and Isaac Endrulat.
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O-A/BC-IG state qualifiers: O-A/BC-IG qualified eight girls in seven events for the class 2A state track meet in Des Moines, which gets underway this Thursday. Competing at the state meet are, front from left, Anna Winterrowd, Madison Schiernbeck, Morgan Godbersen and Kirsten Dausel. Back row from left, Calli Wareham, Jordyn Fredericks, Sarah Cotton and Sydney Durbin.
Raptors win two events at Westwood Ridge View won two events at the Westwood Rebel Relays in Sloan May 4. The winning events were the girls’ discus and the boys’ 400-meter hurdles. Boys The Ridge View boys earned their only first place showing in the 400-meter hurdles when Andres Carbajal clocked in at :56.59. His effort was good for 10 of Ridge View’s 49 points, which placed the team sixth. Missouri Valley scored 119 points for first place. “I was real happy with the effort and we saw what we needed to see in several races,” noted coach Dale Tokheim. “Carbajal ran away with the 400 hurdles with a season best :56.59. “The 4x400 got second to 2A Missouri Valley, but ran a great time. The foursome of Carbajal, Jake Mitchell, Jake Tokheim and Kevin McGuire ran a 3:33.83. I was real happy with this time, but our handoffs could have been better. “The same four guys got
second in the 4x200 with a season best of 1:34.46. West Monona is in our district and they beat us, but we can improve our handoffs in this race as well. “The shuttle hurdle relay ran a 1:06.56 for third place, but Jaxon Franken was sick and he probably could have ran four seconds faster than his replacement and a 1:02.56 would have been a really great time. “Colton Dutler looked good in the 400s in both medleys. We had him in a nice :54 split in both relays. Jesse Coleman and Jake Kliegl looked good in both the sprint medley and the distance medley too.” Other events that scored team points were: Third—sprint medley (Gary Baughn, Jake Kliegl, Jesse Coleman, Colton Dutler) 1:42.16. Fourth—Kevin McGuire, 100, :12.05; Ezra Miller, discus, 117-06. Fifth—Jacob Mitchell, 100, :12.14. Sixth—Ezra Miller, shot
put, 42-6.75. Girls Kara Richard had Ridge View’s top event placing at Westwood when she claimed first in the discus with a throw of 96-10. As a team, the Raptors were fifth with 41 points. Alta-Aurelia won the team championship with 157 points. Other placings for Ridge View that scored team points were: Third—Katlyn Wiese, 3,000, 12:08.9; Paige Todd, long jump, 14-9. Fourth—4x200 (Kennedy Mason, Kinzey Dutler, Madeline Else, Paige Todd) 1:55.40; 4x400 (Katlyn Wiese, Kinzey Dutler, Madeline Else, Kennedy Mason) 4:32.88; 4x800 (Erin Johnson, Rachel Kenny, Reka Gitay-Gorzo, Paige Padavich) 11:33.0; Kara Richard, shot put, 32-10. Fifth—Madeline Else, long jump, 14-5.5. Sixth—4x100 (Kara Richard, Paige Todd, Jordan Grothe, Renae Wiese) :57.19.
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Falcon squads place high at Westwood O-A/BC-IG traveled to Sloan May 4 to compete in the Westwood Rebel Relays. The boys’ team placed second while the girls’ squad was third. Girls The Falcon girls won three events, which accounted for 30 of the team’s 81 points. Alta-Aurelia was irst with 157 points. Placing irst were Anna Winterrowd, 100, :13.12; Madison Schiernbeck, 1,500, 5:18.69 and Calli Wareham, 400-meter hurdles, 1:09.99. Other placings that scored team points were: Second—shuttle hurdle (Ashley Lindner, Sarah Petersen, Kirsten Dausel, Mia Mortensen) 1:14.54. Third—Jordyn Fredericks, 100, :13.32; Anna Winterrowd, 200, :27.32; 4x100 ield event competitors (Dallas McKibbin, Lea Williams, Josey Babcock, Ryder Cranston) 1:00.85. Fourth—Jordyn Fredericks, 200, :27.47; Elle Schroeder, 1,500, 5:46.53; Ashley Lindner, 100 hurdles, :17.91; 4x100 (Morgan Godbersen, Kirsten Dausel, Mia Mortensen, Sarah Petersen) :54.78; Kirsten Dausel, high jump, 4-8; Ashley Lindner, long jump, 14-7.25. Fifth—4x400 (Kaitlyn Riessen, Nanako Sonoda, Brooklyn Hoffman, Abby Bender) 4:46.96; Greysenne Hoeling, shot put, 32-9.25. Sixth—Alyssa Mason, 800, 2:46.06; Sarah Petersen, 100 hurdles, :18.38; 4x800 (Kaitlyn Riessen, Nanako Sonoda, Brooklyn Hoffman, Abby
Bender) 11:45.60. Boys The boys’ team collected irst place points in four events to set the stage for a second place team showing at Westwood. The Falcons scored 103 points. Missouri Valley won the team title with 119 points. Placing irst for O-A/BC-IG were Isaac Endrulat, 800, 2:03.09; sprint medley (Chase Devitt, Austin Lindner, Kolton Krajicek, Ethan Mortensen) 1:41.81; shuttle hurdle (Chase Devitt, Quintin Cranston, William Grote, Ryan Kolpin) 1:02.26 and Ryder Meek, shot put, 50-02.00. Other placings that scored team points were: Second—Tyler Anderson, discus, 129-8. Third— Quintin Cranston, 110 hurdles, :16.85; 4x100 (Eli Gebel, Chase Devitt, Austin Lindner, Ryan Kolpin) :46.97; 4x800 (Isaac Endrulat, Grant Conover, Ben Bergman, Dylan Hemer) 8:54.51; William Grote, high jump, 5-10; Caden Wareham, long jump, 18-9.5; Tyler Anderson, shot put, 472.75; Ryder Meek, discus, 127-06. Fourth—William Grote, 110 hurdles, :17.09; Ben Bergman, 400 hurdles, :59.88; 4x100 ield event competitors (Tevin Harms, Ryder Meek, Sam Devitt, Tyler Anderson) :52.76. Fifth—Quintin Cranston, 200, :24.52; 4x200 (Austin Lindner, Ethan Mortensen, Ryan Kolpin, Kolton Krajicek) 1:38.02. Sixth—Eli Gebel, 100, :12.15.
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Galva field: The Ridge View Athletic Boosters are replacing the dugouts at the Ridge View High School softball field. Here, the old dugouts have been removed and should be replaced in time for the start of the season later this month.
WVC determines golf champions The Woodbury Central girls and Westwood boys both placed irst in the overall Western Valley Conference golf championship May 7 in Le Mars. The O-A/BC-IG girls were third. The O-A/ BC-IG boys’ team was fourth. Ridge View had two all-conference girls participate in the individual tournament. The Raptor boys did not qualify any individuals or as a team or for the inals. Boys The inal standings in the boys’ tournament were Westwood, 319; Kingsley-Pierson, 339; Woodbury Central, 340; O-A/BC-IG, 350 and MV-A-O/CO-U, 372.
Scoring for the Falcons were Ty Warnke, 84; Reed Godbersen, 86; Ethan Zobel, 88 and Kaden Ladwig, 92. Austin Wardrip shot a 93 and Blake Anderson had a 103. Girls The inal standings in the girls’ tournament were Woodbury Central, 391; MV-A-O/CO-U, 407; O-A/BC-IG, 409; Kingsley-Pierson, 417 and Westwood, 421. O-A/BC-IG counted rounds from Kelsey Dausel, 96; Carly Murphy, 100; Lauren Schwade, 106 and Corin Bower, 107. Ridge View’s Kennedy Mason shot a 93 to place third in the individual standings. Julie Wood tied for ifth with a 96.
O-A/BC-IG Falcons advance, Ridge View golf season concludes The O-A/BC-IG boys’ golf team advanced to district competition while the Ridge View boys saw their 2018 golf season come to an end at sectional tournament play Friday. O-A/BC-IG The Falcons placed third at the Carroll class 2A sectional meet behind Carroll Kuemper and Ogden. Kuemper carded a 316. Ogden had a 363 and the Falcons scored a 366. If the host team places irst or second the third place team also advances to the district meet. Eight teams were entered. O-A/BC-IG moves on to the district tournament in Orange City Thursday. The top two teams from the district meet
advance to the state meet May 24-25. At Carroll, O-A/BC-IG counted scores from Ty Warnke, 81 (fourth best score of the tournament); Austin Wardrip, 90; Reed Godbersen, 96 and Blake Anderson, 99. Kaden Ladwig shot a 103 and Ethan Zobel shot a 109. Ridge View Ridge View did not advance beyond the class 1A sectional at Kingsley Friday after shooting a 466, which placed the team sixth. Kingsley-Pierson (336), Remsen St. Mary (345) and MMC/RU (378) move on to the district meet. Normally, the irst and second place teams move on to district play;
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however, because K-P was the host team the top three teams advance. Ridge View counted rounds from Zach Wood, 108; Brandt Price, 117; Nathan Yockey, 118 and Brayden Stowater, 123. Wade Vincent shot a 130 and Micheal Zobel shot a 164.
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O-A Elementary run: Odebolt-Arthur Elementary held its third through fifth grade track and field day May 4. Following the National Anthem, the event kicked off with the 1.5 mile run. Here, runners get prepared for the starting gun to go off.
Ridge View teams compete at East Sac coed meet The Ridge View girls recorded some of their best performances of the season in placing second at the East Sac County Relays May 7. The boys team, which rested some of its athletes in preparation for the state qualifying meet May 10 placed sixth. Girls The Raptor girls turned in their best team performance of the season in scoring 107 points at East Sac. Ridge View was second out of seven teams. Southeast Valley was irst with 135 points. Placing irst were Katlyn Wiese, 1,500, 5:34.44 and the 4x400 relay team of Kinzey Dutler, Madeline Else, Mikayla Kolpin and Bailey Graff with a time of 4:28.40. Coach Angie Kohn said the Sac County meet was just what the doctor ordered for her club as some of the girls recorded their fastest times and splits as well as threw and jumped their best performances of the season. “This meet was a warm-up for the state qualifying meet in Mondamin on Thursday,” noted Kohn. “It was a great boost of conidence running against new teams that we hadn’t seen yet this season and doing so well against them. We scored the most points we had all season and the girls were excited about the team points and overall placing.” Other events that scored team points were: Second—Rachel Kenney, 1,500, 5:50.93; 4x800 (Paige Padavich, Reka Gitay-Gorzo, Rachel Kenny, Mikayla Kolpin) 11:31.36; distance medley (Gracie Chance, Esmeralda Najera, Erin Johnson, Katlyn Wiese) 4:56.79; Kara Richard, shot put, 34-00. Third—Hanna Blackmore, 3,000, 13:27.63; Madeline Else, 100 hurdles, :17.19; 4x200 (Lexi Phillips, Kinzey Dutler, Paige Todd, Bailey Graff) 1:57.76; shuttle hurdle (Hanna Blackmore, Anya Kistenmacher, Sarah Stamp, Maria Mendoza) 1:28.39; Paige Todd, long jump, 14-5.5; Kara Richard, discus, 97-9.
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Fourth—Paige Padavich, 800, 2:55.96; Madeline Else, 400 hurdles, 1:14.85; Autumn Henkel, discus, 83-6. Fifth—4x100 (Lexi Phillips, Paige Todd, Esmeralda Najera, Kara Richard) :56.12; Gracie Chance, high jump, 4-8; Sixth—Hanna Blackmore, 400 hurdles, 1:26.82; Madeline Else, long jump, 13-10.5; Boys Andres Carbajal had Ridge View’s only event championship at East Sac. He ran the 400-meter hurdles in a season best time of :56.11. As a team, Ridge View placed sixth. Coach Dale Tokheim noted he tried to reduce the amount everyone was running to get the team ready for the state qualifying meet May 10. “I was really happy with the shuttle hurdle (Andres Carbajal, Austin Degen, Jaxon Franken, Jake Tokheim) as we ran our season best time (1:01.74) and took second. “Our 4x100 (Jake Mitchell, Jake Kliegl, Jesse Coleman Kevin McGuire) got third place, but ran a season best of :45.70. I thought our handoffs could be better,” said Tokheim. Events scoring team points
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Odebolt council proceeds with utility rates, approves permits The third and inal reading of an ordinance setting new garbage rates for the city of Odebolt was approved at the May 7 council meeting. The rates are: for each resident with alley or curb pick-up, the garbage is $16.60 per month for one garbage or rubbish collection per week, consisting of a maximum of 66 gallons of bagged trash. Properties serviced outside the corporate limits of the city, which the city has agreed to serve, will be charged at 150 percent of the rates. If the amount of trash exceeds the 66 gallon limit, a tag must be purchased from the city and visibly afixed to the trash. Rates for commercial establishments will be a minimum of $21.35 per month, with rates set at an individual basis. For apartment complexes, the landlord/apartment owner will be responsible to pay the bill for recycling, garbage and storm sewer fees, according to the number of tenants that they have living in the complex, unless each unit is metered separately. They will be responsible to let the city know the number of tenants that they have for the month before the last week of the month each month or will be billed the maximum number of tenants possible. If the tenant is responsible to pay for the water, they will also be billed for the garbage, recycling and storm sewer fees. The second reading of Ordinance 06.18, increasing water and sewer rates, was approved. Under the ordinance, the monthly water rates would be $19.38 for the irst 1,000 gallons; $4.50 per 1,000 gallons after that and properties serviced outside of the corporate limits of the city would be charged at 200 percent of the rates. The rate of sewer rent shall be based upon the net water bill for each premise. The sewer rent rate would be $16.18 for the irst 1,000 gallons of water used over the monthly billing period.
AbiliT Senior Living, acquires Char-Mac Senior Living AbiliT Senior Living, a National Senior Living provider with existing communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin has acquired the Char-Mac Senior Living Portfolio in Iowa. The CharMac portfolio includes senior living campuses in Manning, Lawton and two in Holstein. Char-Mac owners, Stan and Jeanine Chartier, have developed these facilities and provided care to the communities. Owner Jeanine Chartier states, “Bringing quality care to our rural communities has been such a joy for us to perform. It has been so personally rewarding to have served each and every one of our past and current tenants. We are excited to retire and hand the reins to a new company with exciting new ideas.” AbiliT’s partner, Oxford Management located in Rochester, Minn., will be the management company for these communities. This acquisition further expands AbiliT Senior Living’s presence in the Midwest. “This acquisition allows our team to expand our affordable housing, high quality services and community based care,” said Mark Dickson, president and CEO of Oxford Management.
The following building permits were approved by the council: Zachary Tromp-tear down old garage and replace with shed; Mark Horsley-add onto building; Jeff Enenbachbuild deck on back of home; Vicki Beckman-remove and replace driveway and front deck; Virginia Linman-replace existing steps, move mailbox and replace back patio; Trinity Lutheran-replace sections of parking; and renewals—John Davis-back deck and Joey Hoeling-replace sidewalk, expand driveway and put in retaining wall. Rick Roeder explained his permit. The council said they wouldn’t approve it until they were able to see what he was explaining. Brandy Ripley (SETD) and Chris Whitaker (Region XII) explained the need for a county-wide housing assessment. Odebolt’s share would be between $1,700 and $2,222. Councilman Todd Bengford stated, “We as city fathers need to keep moving forward; we have been stagnate for so long.” The council approved participating in the countywide housing assessment. The council asked City Attorney Joe Heidenreich about having a developer develop city hall with the engineered plans that were completed by Sundquist Engineering. He said he would check with the League of Cities to be sure it can be done, but said he believes there is a way. Heidenreich said the council could tear down the Bendixen house and assess it against taxes. This will cost between $6,500 and $8,500. He said the Rigby house sheriff sale was scheduled for May 8. The
Lloyd house process will need to be started over. Superintendent of utilities Bill Tysor reported he is waiting on Mongan Painting to ix a few rough spots on the pool before illing it. In other business •The Bowling Alley liquor license, Sunday sales and outdoor permits were approved. •Cigarette permits for Cubby’s and Sparky’s were approved. •The Sac County Law Enforcement report was available. •The iscal year 2018 budget amendment was approved, following a public hearing. •Basket helpers at the pool were approved. •The library report was approved. •Complaints: One dog-offleash complaint was reviewed, and a letter will be sent. There was a complaint pertaining to ownership of a shed. A letter will be sent to both property owners to complete a survey and, whoever owns the shed, remove it. Acknowledgements Councilperson Ruth Ann Mohr gave a report on memorials and donations. One donation was for a large amount, and they requested that a plaque be put up. The council indicated it felt this would work. The Ingleside Club provided a donation for the pool. Memorials given to the pool included: in memory of Sharon Rohlf by Gary Rolhf; in memory of Bob Evans and Rob Youngren—Tom and Diane Paulson and Joan and Larry Hoaglund; in memory of Rob Youngren—Judy Hemphill, Cynthia and Dennis Davis and Ingleside Club.
Weekly Race Results Crawford County Speedway Denison
5/11/18 United Bank of Iowa Night MODIFIEDS: 1. Craig Reetz, Dunlap, IA 2. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, IA 3. Jeff James, Stanton, IA 4. Ryan Jenkins, Omaha, NE 5. Jim Thies, Mapleton, IA
HOBBY STOCKS: 1. Corey Madden, Avoca, IA 2. Keeran Sampson, Worthington, MN 3. Jeff Fink, Denison, IA 4. Jason Fusselman, Shelby, IA 5. Chuck Madden, Avoca, IA
STOCK CARS: 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, IA 2. Corey Stapleton, Denison, IA 3. Keith Knop, Shelby, IA 4. Randy Brands, Boyden, IA 5. Mike Stapleton, Denison, IA
SPORT COMPACTS: 1. Caine Mahlberg, Dunlap, IA 2. Riley Paysen 3. Curtis Miller, Lewis, IA 4. Chris LaFoy, Audubon, IA 5. Andrew Harris, South Sioux City, NE
SPORT MODS: 1. Cody Olsen, Omaha, NE 2. Doug Smith, Lake City, IA
3. Jeremy Van Ede, Adrian, MN 4. Keagan Scott, Odebolt, IA 5. Thomas Van Dyke, Carroll, IA
Taste of Holstein winners: Boulders Event Center in Holstein hosted a “Taste of Holstein” event May 3. A&A Food and Fuel LLC was named the winner, based on a vote. From left, Eric Van Roekel, A&A Food and Fuel store leader; Teresa Hunt, A&A Food and Fuel owner, and Boulders Inn and Suites general manager Brianna Butcher.
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oulders Inn and Suites in Holstein hosted a “Taste of Holstein” social hour/preparty for Rosemary Clausen season ticket holders May 3. Participating businesses were: A&A Food and Fuel LLC, Backdraft Bar and Grill, CornerHaus 101, Frosting With A Side of Cake, Hol-
stein Super Market, Holstein Travel Center, Jackie’s Country Cakery, Spirits Stogies and Stuff and Tiefenthaler Quality Meats. Midwest Deli and Casey’s were unable to attend due to staffing needs. At the end of the event, the guests voted for the “Taste of Holstein.” A&A won and was awarded $50 in Holstein
chamber bucks. Brianna Butcher said, “The vote was very close and some of the comments from the guests included: ‘can’t vote for just one, all wonderful, should be so proud of your town. They are all very good – not one deserves a bad vote – way to go, Holstein.’”
Highway 20 corridor communies to meet for study The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) announces the notice of investment award from the United States Economic Development Administration (U.S., EDA). This EDA investment provides funding for a Highway 20 economic development study. SIMPCO will be hosting a kick-off meeting with counties and communities along the corridor May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Correctionville Community Center. The study will assess the feasibility of economic development opportunities for job creation and investments in northwest Iowa and north-
east Nebraska. The study will also indentify specific sites for future development and growth of innovation clusters among the communities, which will promote business expansion, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The total cost of the study will be $50,000, with a $25,000 contribution from U.S. EDA and $25,000 from local sponsors of the study including: Woodbury County, Ida County, Cherokee County, Dakota County and the cities of: Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, Lawton, Moville, Correctionville, Cushing, Holstein,
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Obituaries To keep our readers better informed, funeral information will be posted on our website (www.idacountycourier.com) within hours of receiving it at our ofice. Cleo Marie Burnett March 10, 1925 – May 6, 2018
Glenn J. Konrady March 24, 1929 – May 9, 2018 IDA GROVE – Services for Glenn J. Konrady, 89, of Ida Grove were May 14, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Richard A. Salcido officiated, with burial in the Ida Grove Cemetery at Ida Grove. Presentation of the flag was by McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of Ida Grove American Legion. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove was in charge of arrangements. He died May 9, 2018, at Willow Dale Wellness Village in Battle Creek. Glenn Joseph Konrady was born March 24, 1929, in Odebolt, son of Nickolas F. and Clara E. (Stribe) Konrady. He received his education in the Odebolt School system. On July 2, 1945, Glenn enlisted in the Iowa State Guard Company “C” 2 nd Regiment in Ida Grove. He was honorably discharged March 4, 1947, when the Iowa State Guard was eliminated. He then enlisted in the National Guard of Iowa and National Guard of the U.S. June 4, 1947, in Company “B” 109 th Med. Bn. He was honorably discharged Jan. 5, l948, to enlist in the U.S. Air Corps. Glenn married Florence Becher Jan. 29, 1956, and they spent the next three years in Newfoundland where he was stationed at Pepperrell AFB, St. John’s. He was also stationed at Offutt AFB, Omaha, Neb., until he was honorably discharged in 1968, with 20 years of military service. Although Glenn always maintained membership in the Ida Grove American Legion McNamara Post No. 61, he also chose to have his name engraved on the Veterans’ Memorial in the Odebolt Cemetery, to be listed with his two brothers, Howard and Floyd, and his father Nickolas Konrady, who served overseas in Germany during WWI. The couple moved to their current farm near Ida Grove with their five children, to begin an entirely new chapter in their married life. Three more children were born while on the farm. Having no farming background, the next few years were a challenge. Glenn raised cattle and hogs and sold feeder pigs. He was weigh master at McIntosh Sale Barn, sold farrowing crates
and various hog equipment, measured ground for the Farm Set-Aside Program (Ida County ASCS) and was manager of Farmland Boar Testing Station near Ida Grove from 1974 to 1984. He was active in 4-H during the years when seven of the Konrady children were involved with numerous 4-H projects. He served as a 4-H leader and was on the Ida County Fair Board, helping with maintenance of the Ida County Fairgrounds and buildings. He helped his children with their livestock projects of both hogs and cattle, refinishing furniture and keeping accurate record books. He also collected antique tools and restored them. He was been an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove since 1967. He served as secretary-treasurer of the Lutheran Laymen’s League for many years. Left to cherish his memory include their son, Duane’s, (died in 2011) children: Korben, Kegan and Kendra; a daughter, Linda (John) Burk of Ida Grove and their children: Malinda, Lucas, Alicia, Avery and Adrianne; a daughter, Ruth (Dan) Wiedemeier of Ames and their children: Audrey, Joseph, Samuel and Timothy; a son, John Konrady of Ida Grove; a daughter, Susan (Kevin) Graham of Nashville, Tenn., and their children: Nicholas, Neil and Rachel; a daughter: Laura Konrady of Aurora, Ill., and her son, Eric; a son, Joseph Konrady of Des Moines and a daughter, Sally (Todd) Bowers of Iowa City and their children: Olivia and Harrison. Also surviving are five greatgrandchildren: Vedkaelle, Mikael, Jacob, Kaylee and Parker; a brother, Lyle (Jeanette) Konrady of Aurelia; a sister-in-law, Eva Konrady of Ida Grove; two daughters-inlaw, Charisse and Tara; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nickolas and Clara Konrady; his wife, Florence Konrady; a son, Duane Konrady, and two brothers: Howard (Arlene) Konrady and Floyd Konrady. Condolences may be sent online at www. christensenvanhouten.com.
Floyd Jr. Stevens Aug. 8, 1957 – May 7, 2018 IDA GROVE - Floyd Jr. Stevens, 60, of Ida Grove died May 7, 2018, at his Ida Grove home. No services are planned at this time. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove is in charge of arrangements. Floyd Jr. Stevens, son of Floyd and Maxine (McDonald) Stevens, was born Aug. 8, 1957, in Onawa. He grew up in the Mondamin area, where he attended high school. During his high school years, he worked off and on for the area’s local farmers as a farmhand. In 1975, Floyd became disabled. During these years, Floyd’s love of animals, the great outdoors and fishing grew. He also
cherished his time spent with family and friends. Floyd is survived by his siblings: William “Bill” (Linda) Stevens of Missouri Valley; Tim (Candie) Stevens of Lincoln, Neb.; Elaine (Gary) Farris of Little Sioux, and Gloria Smith of Ida Grove; many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Sr. and Maxine Stevens; a sister in infancy (1963); a brother, Jeff Stevens (1989), and a sister, Joan Sabotka (1999). Condolences may be sent online at www. christensenvanhouten.com.
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Services for Cleo Marie Burnett, 93, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Battle Creek, were May 12, 2018, at George Boom Funeral Home and Crematory in Sioux Falls, S.D., with burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Sioux Falls, S.D. She died May 6, 2018, at Good Samaritan SocietyCanton, S.D. Cleo Marie Sigler was born March 10, 1925, in Pomeroy to Fred and Artha (PeCoy) Sigler. Her family made their home in Sioux Falls, S.D., where Cleo graduated from Washington High School. She married Donald Vern Burnett Aug. 22, 1942, in Luverne, Minn. Cleo and Don farmed south of Battle Creek for over 20 years, where they were blessed with three children. In 1962, the family moved to California, where Cleo worked in the food service industry. They enjoyed square dancing and traveling all over the United States and Canada for dancing festivals. In 1991, Don and Cleo made their home in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was a member of East Side Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, where she
The freedom of the cross gave way to a cool refreshing breeze. As I ran down the path, a young deer gracefully bounded over an old white fence and trotted off at a casual pace into the trees. An incredible joy and sense of freedom illed my heart as the constraints of fatigue melted away. It was a freedom that made me feel like I could go on forever. But, that moment of pure bliss came only after pushing myself through numerous excruciating workouts over the course of a long hot summer. The pain and agony of these workouts were the fertile soil that brought to fruition the type of freedom rooted in pain and suffering. This is the truth of suffering, and the truth will set you free. This doesn’t mean the only way to achieve freedom is through suffering, but that pain and suffering have meaning. This is what Jesus accomplished on a hot, dusty day 2,000 years ago. A day when he suffered and died on a cross, atop a skullshaped hill called Golgotha, just outside of Jerusalem. The world can be a hard, brutal place that brings much suffering into our life, but that
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suffering is not meaningless. We ind hope in a savior who, as scripture says, emptied himself taking on the form of a slave, humbling himself and becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. We take comfort that the trials and tribulations of this world are temporary, but the joys of heaven are eternal. There is no completely satisfying answer to the question that, “If God is all good and all powerful, why is there suffering and evil in the world?” We don’t know why little children die from disease, leaving their parents grief stricken, or how we can live in a world where evil men will torture and maim others simply because they can. But, how much worse would all that suffering and heartache be, if we didn’t ind hope in a higher existence? An existence of eternal bliss spent in the presence of God. This is the good news of the gospel. The good news that, one day, we shall climb that mountain, where every tear shall be wiped away, and every broken heart will be mended. That, on that day, the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will be found at last.
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served as deacon. She enjoyed square dancing, camping, time at their lake home, playing cards and, above all, spending time with her family, especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grateful for sharing her life are her husband of 75 years, Donald Vern Burnett Sr. of Canton, S.D.; two sons: Donald Burnett Jr., Tracy, Calif., and Dennis Burnett, Colton, S.D., and one daughter, Vickie Burnett, Santa Rosa, Calif. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Kimberly Burnett, Donald (Jackie) Burnett III, Daniel Burnett, Huwey Burnett, Donetta Burnett, Heidi (Anthony) Novello, Shaina (Albie) Nebel, Stacey (Brenden Sullivan) Bufington and Robyn (Nick) Chase. Additional survivors include nine greatgrandchildren: Tyler Seng, Sienne Chase, Soia Nebel, Anthony Nebel, MaKenna Novello, Gianna Burnett, Grant Burnett, Braeya Sullivan and Nathaniel Burnett; one brother, Milton Sigler, and one sister, Shirley Snapper, both of Sioux Falls, S.D.; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Cleo was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Artha Sigler; one sister, Faye Pinkerton, and a sister-in-law, Jane Sigler. An online guestbook is available at www. georgeboom.com.
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CITY OF IDA GROVE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING APRIL 25, 2018, AT 12:00 NOON REMER REALTY – 600 SECOND STREET Personnel Committee Chairman, Ryan Goodman, called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. with the following Council Members present: Paul Cates, Gregor Ernst, and Doug Clough. Mayor Whiteing was also in attendance. Motion by Ernst to approve the agenda, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the regular session and open the closed session at 12:06 p.m. Motion to Move into Closed Session as Per: Section 21.5 (1) Closed session. 1. A governmental body may hold a closed session only to the extent a closed session is necessary for any of the following reasons: i. To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the closed session and open the regular session at 1:10 p.m., seconded by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Clough for JEO to complete the site investigation for Pelds Engineering, pending agreement for reimbursement of costs incurred if there is no development, second by Ernst. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to adjourn, seconded by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:20 p.m. /s/ Devlun Whiteing, Mayor Attest: /s/ Ryan Goodman (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
CITY OF IDA GROVE MINUTES FOR APRIL 27. 2018, IDA GROVE CITY COUNCIL MEETING Present: Mayor Devlun Whiting, Council members Ryan Goodman, Gregor Ernst, and Doug Clough. Also present was City Attorney Peter Goldsmith. Absent: Councilmen Scott Tomlinson and Paul Cates. Meeting opened by Mayor at 12:02 p.m. Motion by Councilman Goodman to approve the agenda, seconded by Councilman Ernst. Motion passed unanimously. Council discussed applicants for the city clerk/city administrator job. Also discussed changing the job description or duties of the position and redeﬁning the city ofﬁce jobs of administrator/deputy administrator and clerk/deputy clerk into three positions, including potential savings from decreased use of outside consultants. Motion to adjourn by Councilman Goodman, second by Councilman Ernst, passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 1:20 p.m. Respectfully submitted by temporary Secretary, Peter A. Goldsmith (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
CITY OF IDA GROVE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MAY 3, 2018, AT 12:00 NOON CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS Mayor Whiteing called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. with the following Council Members present: Paul Cates, Gregor Ernst, Ryan Goodman and Doug Clough. Peter Goldsmith was also in attendance. Motion by Cates to approve the agenda, second by Ernst. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Council discussed applicants for the City Clerk/Administrator position. No recommendations were made at this time. Council plans to meet Friday, May 4, 2018. Motion by Council Member Clough to adjourn, second by Ernst. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m. Ryan Goodman, Councilman At Large Devlun Whiteing, Mayor (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
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PUBLIC NOTICE City of Ida Grove
CITY OF IDA GROVE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING APRIL 26, 2018 AT 12:00 NOON CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS Personnel Committee Chairman, Ryan Goodman, called the meeting to order at 12:01 p.m. with the following Council Members present: Paul Cates, Gregor Ernst, and Doug Clough. Mayor Whiteing was also in attendance. Motion by Ernst to approve the agenda, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the regular session and open the closed session at 12:06 p.m. Motion to Move into Closed Session as Per: Section 21.5 (1) Closed session. 1. A governmental body may hold a closed session only to the extent a closed session is necessary for any of the following reasons: i. To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the closed session and open the regular session at 1:09 p.m., second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to adjourn, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:10 p.m. /s/ Devlun Whiteing, Mayor Attest: /s/ Ryan Goodman (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
PUBLIC NOTICE THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IDA COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS C. ODGAARD, Deceased CASE NO. ESPR009355 NOTICE OF PROOF OF WILL WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Thomas C. Odgaard, Deceased, who died on or about April 6, 2018: You are hereby notiﬁed that on the 26th day of April, 2018, the last will and testament of Thomas C. Odgaard, deceased, bearing date of November 13, 2012, was admitted to probate in the above named court and there will be no present administration of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of the county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Dated on May 1, 2018. /s/ Carol Odgaard Carol Odgaard, Proponent Laurel L. Boerner ICIS PIN NO.: AT0001050 Attorney for estate 500 Second Street Ida Grove, IA 51445 Date of second publication 16th day of May, 2018 (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT OF FY2017-2018 CITY BUDGET Form 653.C1 The City Council of will meet at at
City of Ida Grove
in IDA CITY HALL on 5/29/2018
(hour) (Date) ,for the purpose of amending the current budget of the city for the fiscal year ending June 30,
(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 or last amended
Total Budget after Current Amendment
Revenues & Other Financing Sources Taxes Levied on Property Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year Net Current Property Taxes Delinquent Property Taxes TIF Revenues Other City Taxes Licenses & Permits Use of Money and Property Intergovernmental Charges for Services Special Assessments Miscellaneous Other Financing Sources Tranfers In Total Revenues and Other Sources
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
55,177 0 55,177 0 0 18,585 700 1,200 48,249 124,594 0 1,500 0 0 250,005
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
55,177 0 55,177 0 0 18,585 700 1,200 48,249 124,594 0 1,500 0 0 250,005
Expenditures & Other Financing Uses Public Safety Public Works Health and Social Services Culture and Recreation Community and Economic Development General Government Debt Service Capital Projects Total Government Activities Expenditures
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
65,081 54,102 250 24,539 250 51,538 0 0 195,760
0 35,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 35,000
65,081 89,102 250 24,539 250 51,538 0 0 230,760
Business Type / Enterprises Total Gov Activities & Business Expenditures
Transfers Out Total Expenditures/Transfers Out Excess Revenues & Other Sources Over (Under) Expenditures/Transfers Out for Fiscal Year
Beginning Fund Balance July 1 Ending Fund Balance June 30
Explanation of increases or decreases in revenue estimates, appropriations, or available cash: An unexpected bill from the Iowa Finance Athority for the waste water project.
There will be no increase in tax levies to be paid in the current fiscal year named above. Any increase in 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.
Paul Arbegast City Clerk/Finance Officer
City of Ida Grove IDA GROVE CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:00 P.M., APRIL 16, 2018 CITY HALL Mayor Whiteing called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The Oath of Ofﬁce was taken by Doug Clough. Council members Scott Tomlinson, Doug Clough, Gregor Ernst, Ryan Goodman and Paul Cates present. Motion by Council member Goodman, seconded by Council member Cates to approve the agenda with an addition regarding a discussion on the City Hall cleaning help. Motion carries unanimously, 5-0. Motion by Council member Goodman, seconded by Council member to approve the consent agenda. Motion carries unanimously, 5-0. Discussion of Heritage Days Color Run. Representatives of the Girl Scouts who sponsor and volunteer for the event want to do a mud, bubbles and other fun obstacles. Would like to use water to create a mud pit. Want to get more participants. The Girl Scouts have given all funds received from the event, back to the community. The leaders will work with Public Works Foreman Gerrod Sholty and Parks Superintendent Bob Lorenzen to locate the mudpit. The Girl Scouts will rake and seed the location afterwards. Motion by Council member Clough, seconded by Council member Goodman to approve the Girl Scouts’ proposal for the Heritage Days Color Run. Motion carries
unanimously, 5-0. Discussion of the purchase of stencils for the Pleasant Valley Trail and a part for the lawn mower. Talking about purchasing products and having someone come in and paint the stencils. Debating between credit card, debit card and purchase card. Motion by Council member Clough, seconded by Council member Tomlinson to allow Gregor Ernst to purchase the stencils and the lawn mower part for the Parks Department with his personal credit card. Motion carries unanimously, 4-0 with Council member Ernst abstaining. Discussion of CD Bids for Flower Garden Account. United Bank of Iowa currently has the account. Deputy Administrator Heather Sweeden will ask more questions on the account. Motion by Council member Tomlinson, seconded by Council member Goodman to approve the UBI offer of 2.26% interest for the CD. Motion carries unanimously, 5-0. Discussion of the Northland Securities contract. The City needs its ﬁnances in order so the Council, staff and citizens know exactly where the city stands. Not going to blame people for decisions made in the past. Great idea to contact Northland to bring them in. Motion by Council member Goodman, seconded by Council member Clough to approve the Northland Securities contract. Motion carries unanimously, 5-0. Discussion of a test well estimate by Bresnahan Well Drilling. Talking about
the cost of the previous test well drilling by another company. Motion by Council member Cates, seconded by Council member Clough to approve the test well estimate by Bresnahan Well Drilling. Motion carried unanimously, 5-0. Discussion of purchasing a plate packer. Talking about line item funds and which funds to use for the purchase. Motion by Council member Goodman, seconded by Council member Cates to buy the packer and use the money from the water fund and the money from the streets fund. Motion carries unanimously, 5-0. Motion by Council member Clough, seconded by Council member Tomlinson to approve the Standing Committee List. Motion carries unanimously, 5-0. Discussion of City Hall Cleaning Help. Talking about janitors at the Rec Center or Library to cover cleaning City Hall temporarily. Discussion of the cleaning schedule and what needs to be cleaned. Deputy Administrator Sweeden will work with the other cleaning crews to see if they can clean the City Hall/Community Hall. Motion by Council member Goodman, seconded by Council member Tomlinson to approve ﬁnding staff to cover and clean the Community Hall/City Hall. Adjournment at 7:29 p.m. by Council member Goodman, seconded by Council member Clough. Motion carries unanimously, 5-0. (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
PUBLIC NOTICE Ida County Board of Supervisors
IDA GROVE, IOWA MAY 7, 2018 The Board of Supervisors convened in adjourned session, members present Chair Rhett Leonard, Creston Schubert and Raymond Drey. Minutes of the meeting held April 23, 2018, were read and approved. County Engineer Jeff Williams presented an amended contract from Sundquist Engineering for design work on Bridge #76 located in Silver Creek Township in the amount of $47,700. Schubert moved and Drey seconded a motion to approve and authorize the Chair to sign said contract. Motion carried, all voting Aye. Various other construction items were discussed. Schubert moved to approve the low mowing bid from Ed’s Lawn Care Service for the Battle Creek Shed-$14.00 per time; Holstein Shed-$20 per time and Arthur Shed-$45 per time. Drey seconded the motion and it carried, all voting Aye. Dawn Mentzer, Rolling Hills Administrator, was present to discuss Resolution 18-19 Recommending Approval of Woodbury County’s request to join Rolling Hills Community Services Region effective July 1, 2019. Schubert moved to approve and authorize the Chair to sign said resolution. Drey seconded the motion and it carried, all voting Aye. RESOLUTION #18-19 RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF WOODBURY COUNTY’S REQUEST TO JOIN THE ROLLING HILLS COMMUNITY SERVICES REGION EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 WHEREAS, the Ida County Board of Supervisors has reviewed the Resolution, Explanation for the Recommendation and Memorandum of Understanding from the Rolling Hills Community Services Governance
COUNTY NAME: Ida
Board recommending approval for Woodbury County to enter into partnership with the Rolling Hills Community Services Region; and WHEREAS, Woodbury County is willing to join the Rolling Hills Community Services Region by entering into a 28E Agreement; and WHEREAS, Woodbury County accepts the terms and conditions of the 28E Agreement established by the Rolling Hills Community Services Region; and WHEREAS, Woodbury County accepts the Regional Plans as approved by the Governance Board and the Iowa Department of Human Services; and WHEREAS, Woodbury County agrees to provide a ﬁnancial contribution to the Rolling Hills Community Services Region based on the terms of the 28E Agreement or other means if accepted into the Region prior to July 1, 2019; and WHEREAS, Woodbury County agrees to provide quarterly payments of the Per Capita Contribution upon entrance into the Region; and WHEREAS, the Rolling Hills Community Services Governance Board has passed a motion to allow Woodbury County to enter the Region effective July 1, 2019, should the majority of the member Counties approve a Resolution of the same; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Ida County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the request of the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors to join the Rolling Hills Community Services Region. SO DATED this 7th day of May, 2018. /s/Rhett Leonard, Chair; ATTEST: /s/Lorna Steenbock, Auditor A motion by Schubert and seconded
by Drey to approve the Clerk of Court report. Motion carried, all voting Aye. Schubert moved to approve the public hearing date for the FY-18 Budget Amendment at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Board of Supervisors meeting room. Drey seconded the motion and it carried, all voting Aye. Leonard moved to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a contract with Midwest Spray Team & Sales for brush control in the amount of $6,290 for Garﬁeld Township and $6,580 for Grant Township. Schubert seconded the motion and it carried, all voting Aye. A motion by Drey and seconded by Leonard to approve and authorize the Chair to sign Iowa State Association of Counties Plan Number 11C/Wellmark Health Insurance Plan and a Wellmark conﬁrmation of MSP addendum. Motion carried, all voting Aye. Schubert moved to approve contributing $2,000 to the Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund. Drey seconded the motion and it carried, all voting Aye. A claim in the amount of $300 to Bankers Trust Co. from the Capital Projects Fund was approved. The Board acknowledged receipt of manure management plans from Kluver Turkey Farm LLC/Dan Kluver; Clausen Finisher Farm/H & R Partnership and JBCR LLC/Roeder Turkey Finisher/Dan Roeder. There being no further business, the Board adjourned to meet again at 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 14, 2018, or on call of the Chair. /s/ Lorna Steenbock Auditor /s/ Rhett A. Leonard Chair (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT OF CURRENT COUNTY BUDGET
CO NO: 47
The County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the current County budget as follows: Meeting Date: 05/29/2018
Meeting Time: 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Location: Supervisor's Meeting Room
At the public hearing any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, the proposed amendment. An approved budget amendment is required in order to permit increases in any class of expenditures as last certified or last amended. County Telephone No.:
For Fiscal Year Ending:
Iowa Department of Management Form 653 A-R Sheet 1 of 2 (Publish) (revised 05/01/14)
REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Taxes Levied on Property Less: Uncollected Delinquent Taxes - Levy Year Less: Credits to Taxpayers Net Current Property Taxes Delinquent Property Tax Revenue Penalties, Interest & Costs on Taxes Other County Taxes/TIF Tax Revenues Intergovernmental Licenses & Permits Charges for Service Use of Money & Property Miscellaneous Subtotal Revenues Other Financing Sources: General Long-Term Debt Proceeds Operating Transfers In Proceeds of Fixed Asset Sales Total Revenues & Other Sources EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Operating: Public Safety & Legal Services Physical Health & Social Services Mental Health, ID & DD County Environment & Education Roads & Transportation Government Services to Residents Administration Nonprogram Current Debt Service Capital Projects Subtotal Expenditures Other Financing Uses: Operating Transfers Out Refunded Debt/Payments to Escrow Total Expenditures & Other Uses Excess of Revenues & Other Sources over (under) Expenditures & Other Uses Beginning Fund Balance - July 1, Increase (Decrease) in Reserves (GAAP Budgeting) Fund Balance - Nonspendable Fund Balance - Restricted Fund Balance - Committed Fund Balance - Assigned Fund Balance - Unassigned Total Ending Fund Balance - June 30, Explanation of changes: Purchase of Precinct Atlas Voting Equipment
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Total Budget as Certified or Last Amended 2,367,678 0 143,560 2,224,118 100 10,000 550,691 3,028,298 10,700 228,435 15,035 305,325 6,372,702
14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
933,710 299,604 229,605 470,520 3,796,381 306,319 814,048 0 0 531,400 7,381,587
29 30 31
32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
6/30/2018 Proposed Current Amendment
Total Budget After Current Amendment
2,367,678 0 143,560 2,224,118 100 10,000 550,691 3,028,298 10,700 228,435 15,035 305,325 6,372,702 0 1,248,456 0 7,621,158
933,710 299,604 229,605 450,520 3,796,381 326,319 814,048 0 0 531,400 7,381,587
1,248,456 0 8,630,043
1,329,957 116,930 226,821 1,673,708
(1,008,885) 2,682,593 0 0 1,329,957 0 116,930 226,821 1,673,708
Ida County Courier PUBLIC NOTICE City of Ida Grove
City of Ida Grove Personnel Committee Meeting April 23, 2018, at 12:00 Noon City Council Chambers Personnel Committee Chairman, Ryan Goodman, called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. with the following Council Members present: Paul Cates, Gregor Ernst, and Doug Clough. Mayor Whiteing was also in attendance. Motion by Ernst to approve the agenda, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the regular session and open the closed session at 12:02 p.m. Motion to Move into Closed Session as Per: Section 21.5 (1) Closed session. 1. A governmental body may hold a closed session only to the extent a closed session is necessary for any of the following reasons: i. To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the closed session and open the regular session at 1:15 p.m., second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to adjourn, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:16 p.m. /s/ Devlun Whiteing, Mayor Attest: /s/ Ryan Goodman (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE
City of Ida Grove
City of Ida Grove
CITY OF IDA GROVE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING APRIL 18, 2018, AT 12:00 NOON REMER REALTY – 600 SECOND STREET Personnel Committee Chairman, Ryan Goodman, called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. with the following Council Members present: Paul Cates, Gregor Ernst, and Doug Clough. Mayor Whiteing was also in attendance. Motion by Ernst to approve the agenda, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the regular session and open the closed session at 12:02 p.m. Motion to Move into Closed Session as Per: Section 21.5 (1) Closed session. 1. A governmental body may hold a closed session only to the extent a closed session is necessary for any of the following reasons: i. To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the closed session and open the regular session at 12:59 p.m., second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to adjourn, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m. /s/ Devlun Whiteing, Mayor Attest: /s/ Ryan Goodman (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
CITY OF IDA GROVE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING APRIL 21, 2018, AT 12:00 NOON CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS Personnel Committee Chairman, Ryan Goodman, called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. with the following Council Members present: Paul Cates, Gregor Ernst, and Doug Clough. Mayor Whiteing was also in attendance. Motion by Ernst to approve the agenda, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the regular session and open the closed session at 12:02 p.m. Motion to Move into Closed Session as Per: Section 21.5 (1) Closed session. 1. A governmental body may hold a closed session only to the extent a closed session is necessary for any of the following reasons: i. To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the closed session and open the regular session at 1:05 p.m., second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to adjourn, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:06 p.m. /s/ Devlun Whiteing, Mayor Attest: /s/ Ryan Goodman (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
PUBLIC NOTICE City of Battle Creek
MAY 8, 2018 BATTLE CREEK, IA The Battle Creek City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Hall. Mayor Holmes presided over the meeting. Council members present were: Judy Schau, Dan Hedberg, Myra Meek, Todd Riessen, and Jill Wingert. Mayor Holmes called the meeting to order. Motion by Meek, seconded by Schau to approve the agenda and minutes. Motion approved. Mark Reinders with MidAmerican was present to discuss the current utility franchise which expires this fall. The council wishes to renew that franchise and a public hearing notice will be published. Delores Lewis presented the council with concerns about her alley and items being stolen or vandalized. The council discussed the alley and she was encouraged to call the sheriff’s department and ﬁle a report on the stolen items and to report vandalism. Jennifer Hedberg presented the council with information on an incident her dog had with a dog owner by Barbara Conner who was also in attendance at the meeting. Jennifer asked the city to consider rewording the current vicious dog ordinance to include an attack on other domestic animals rather than just humans, to consider a possible progressive disciplinary system to ﬁne intentionally irresponsible pet owners, such as a ﬁrst offense warning, and that a conversation be held between the council and law enforcement regarding who will enforce the city code. It was noted that it is unlawful for any owner to allow an animal to run at large within the city limits and a ticket should be issued by the responding ofﬁcer. The vicious dog ordinance will be reviewed and placed on the June agenda for discussion. Lonnie Benningsdorf inquired about rezoning a property. More information would be needed about his speciﬁc plans for the property and then consideration could be given to begin the process to rezone or possibly grant a variance. Kari Riessen presented the council with a schedule of activities for the upcoming 4th of July celebration. The
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Clerk will provide a copy to the Hoffman Agency. Scott Palmer was present and requested an extension on his nuisance abatement letter. The junk vehicles have been removed and the council agreed to give him until May 31st to abate the nuisance. Several complaints have been received regarding the property at 514 6th Street, which was damaged in a ﬁre. Due to safety concerns, the clerk was advised to send a letter requesting the property be demolished and cleaned up by May 31st. The council will proceed with the cleanup of two properties that have shown little to no improvement as a result of their nuisance abatement letters. Tim Burow presented the ﬁnancials for March and reported a change in policy regarding meals when on a run. Motion by Hedberg, seconded by Wingert, to approve proposed Ordinance 54 amending the code section 69.09, entitled Snow Removal. No person shall park, abandon, or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or Cityowned off-street parking area within the corporate limits between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. from November 1 to March 30 of any year and adding a new section 69.10 of Chapter 69 All Night Parking Prohibited. No person shall, except physicians or other persons on emergency call, park a vehicle on any of the following named streets for a period of time longer than 30 minutes between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. of any given day: 1. Main Street on the east and west sides from First Street to Second Street and to waive the second and third reading. Motion carried unanimously. Ordinance shall be in effect from and after its ﬁnal passage, approval and publication as provided by law. It was recently noted that the above had been left out of the ordinance book at the time of our last codiﬁcation of ordinances. Craig Young, Maintenance, brieﬂy discussed the condition of alleys and sewer issues. Motion by Wingert, seconded by Meek to approve a request from the Fire Department to close Ida Street from the highway to 2nd street on May 25th for their Open House. Motion carried unanimously.
A few concerns were brought to the attention of the Parks & Rec committee to look into. A building permit for 705 6th Street–12 x 16 deck was reviewed. Motion by Schau, seconded by Wingert to approve the bills and reports. Motion approved. Meek moved to adjourn at 9:03 p.m. Wingert seconded and motion approved. CLAIMS: 04/12/18–5/8/18: ACCO, chemicals $331; Better Homes & Gardens, subscription $18.98; Bomgaars, supplies $272.46; Builders Sharpening, supplies $129.72; EFTPS, taxes $2,027.32; Farm & Ranch, subscription $12.98; First State Bank, loan interest $590.99; Frontier, utilities $810.15; Hayes Oil, fuel $1,480.09; Hoffman Agency, insurance $362.73; Hundermark Cleaning Systems, equipment $285; Ida County Sanitation, monthly bill $5,246.66; Ida County Treasurer, taxes $49; Ida Grove NAPA, supplies $401.34; Iowa Dept. of Revenue, sales tax $474.90; IPERS, pension $1,231.72; Malcolms, supplies $4.49; Mangold, testing $950; Marx Trailer, supplies $495.01; Mid-America Publishing, publications $43.25; MidAmerican, utilities $2,303.43; Postmaster, postage $94.80; Rehab Systems, maintenance $3,479; Schumacher Repair, supplies $114.95; Selections, supplies $36.18; Shopko, supplies $23.13; Stratford Gravel, supplies $901.15; USA Bluebook, supplies $35.65; Valley Bank & Trust, insurance $1,150; Wallace Construction, hauling $1,408.98; Payroll (4/3/18) $3,020.07; Payroll (4/17/18) $2,985.80. DISBURSEMENTS: General $42,950.63; Library $3,370.73; RUT $4,688.12; T&A $492.39; Water $5,220.58; Sewer $42,966.53; Garbage $5,062.83; Storm Water $11.55. REVENUE: General $56,590.336; Library $2,028; RUT $3,467.56; T&A $2,721.55; Emergency $1,126.28; LOST $4,951.18; Debt Service $543.28; Sign Project $1,536.01; Water $5,554.16; Sewer $4,425.81; Garbage $4,892.79; Storm Water $1,601.55. Diane Lansink, City Clerk/Treasurer Lloyd Holmes, Mayor (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
IDA GROVE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING APRIL 13, 2018 12:00 NOON CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS Meeting called to order at 12:00 noon by Committee Chair Ryan Goodman. Committee members Goodman, Ernst and Clough were present as well as Mayor Whiteing and Councilmember Cates. Motion by Committee member Ernst, seconded by Committee member Clough to approve the agenda. Motion carries unanimously, 3-0. Discussion of the City Clerk/Administrator Candidates. Discussion of new hire proposals. • Hire a new Administrator. • City Clerk with two Administrative Assistants. • Two City Clerks with Administrative Assistant. • IF two Clerk system, we could entertain the following: • Clerk #1 • Grant writing • Project management • Connect with S1MPCO • Marketing • Public relations including social media • Website management • Escalated complaints • Clerk #2 • Finances • Utility billing clerk • Vendor management • City crew connect • Introductory level complaints • Fine collections Administrative Assistant has duties as assigned. No other business discussed. Adjournment at 1:05 p.m. by Committee member Ernst, seconded by Committee member Clough. (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
CITY OF IDA GROVE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING MAY 4, 2018, AT 1:30 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS Personnel Committee Chairman, Ryan Goodman, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. with the following Council Members present: Gregor Ernst, and Doug Clough. Mayor Whiteing and Heather Sweeden were also in attendance. Motion by Clough to approve the agenda, second by Ernst. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the regular session and open the closed session at 1:31 p.m. Motion to Move into Closed Session as Per: Section 21.5 (1) Closed session. 1. A governmental body may hold a closed session only to the extent a closed session is necessary for any of the following reasons: i. To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to close the closed session and open the regular session at 2:45 p.m., second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Ernst to make a recommendation to City Council to promote Heather Sweeden to City Clerk at $19.23 hourly until she completes clerk school in July. Once clerk school is completed, salary will be discussed. Motion by Ernst to adjourn, second by Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m. /s/ Devlun Whiteing, Mayor Attest: /s/ Ryan Goodman (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
City of Ida Grove
PUBLIC NOTICE THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IDA COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY MAE WARD, Deceased. CASE NO. ESPR009353 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY MAE WARD, Deceased, who died on or about April 4, 2016: You are hereby notiﬁed that on April 19, 2018, the last will and testament of Dorothy Mae Ward, deceased, bearing date of November 8, 2012, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Cynthia L. Beers was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall ﬁle them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so ﬁled by the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated April 20, 2018. Cynthia L. Beers Executor of estate 2525 S. Frontier Street Apache Junction, AZ 85120 Kevin Murray ICIS PIN No: AT0005554 Attorney for Executor Kevin L. Murray P.C. Address: 114 N. 6th Street P.O. Box 159 Sac City, IA 50583 Date of second publication 16th day of May, 2018 (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
PUBLIC NOTICE Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove Community School District
SUMMARY OF THE MAY 7, 2018, SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ODEBOLT ARTHUR BATTLE CREEK IDA GROVE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove (OABCIG) School Board met in special session Monday, May 7, 2018, at 5:48 p.m. in the Elementary Media Center in Odebolt. The meeting followed the Odebolt-Arthur Special Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to approve bids for the accessibility project. Stephanie Konradi called the meeting to order. Board members present were: Crystal Endrulat, Stephanie Konradi, Brad Lundell, Jeff Rasmussen and Stacy Raasch. Myra Meek and Tony Bennett were absent. Also in attendance were Terry Kenealy, superintendent, and Kathy A. Leonard, Business Manager. It was moved by Raasch and seconded by Endrulat to approve the agenda as published and the motion carried 5-0. After discussion and explanation of bids from Kenealy, it was moved by Raasch and seconded by Lundell to approve the bid from Estes Construction for Bid Package C for General Trades portion of the Handicapped Accessibility Project in Odebolt in the amount of $430,000 and authorize board president to sign contract for the completion of the work. The motion carried 3-2 with Rasmussen and Konradi voting no. It was moved by Lundell and seconded by Raasch to approve the proposal from CTS-Certiﬁed Testing Services Inc. to provide construction materials, observation and testing for the Handicapped Accessibility Upgrades Project with a projected cost of up to $2,900.00. The motion carried 3-2 with Rasmussen and Konradi voting no. It was moved by Endrulat and seconded by Lundell to adjourn. The motion carried 5-0 and the meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m. Kathy A. Leonard, OABCIG Board Secretary (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
PUBLIC NOTICE THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IDA COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY LOU CARSTENSEN, Deceased CASE NO. ESPR009356 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF Mary Lou Carstensen, Deceased, who died on or about January 23, 2018: You are hereby notiﬁed that on May 3, 2018, the last will and testament of Mary Lou Carstensen, deceased, bearing date of May 20, 2010, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that United Bank of Iowa was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall ﬁle them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so ﬁled by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated May 2, 2018. /s/ Sandy Sykes. T.O. Sandy Sykes Trust Ofﬁcer United Bank of Iowa, Petitioner 501 Second Street Ida Grove, IA 51445 Peter A. Goldsmith ICIS PIN No. AT0002823 Attorney for Executor Boerner & Goldsmith 500 Second Street Ida Grove, IA 51445 Date of second publication 23rd day of May, 2018 (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
PUBLIC NOTICE City of Arthur
5-7-2018 The Arthur City Council met in regular session on the above date with Mayor Chase presiding. Council members present: Schlender, Gann, Fried, Rosemeyer. Absent: Schuett. Guests: Motion to approve the agenda was made by Rosemeyer, second by Schlender. All ayes. Motion carried. Consent Agenda: Receipts, Expenditures, Minutes of 4-2-18, Motion to approve the Consent Agenda was made by Gann second by Fried. All ayes. Motion carried. BILLS : Arthur Public Library, Omelet Brunch $75.00 Baker & Taylor, Books 36.98 Bomgaars, Concrete, Chain Loop, Blades 89.95 City of Arthur, Water Bill 20.25 EFTPS, Fed./FICA tax 1,167.44 Food Pride, Omelet Brunch 505.24 Ida Bowl, Omelet Brunch 248.00 Ida County Sanitation, Garbage Contract 1,658.93 IPERS, IPERS 556.32 JBE LLC, Cont. Serv. & Chlorine Packets 452.00 Mangold Environmental, Water Bacteria Test 39.00 Mid-America Publishing, Publications 310.44 MidAmerican Energy, Utilities 1,072.45 NAPA Auto Parts, Spark Plug 4.10 Pippa Fineran, Reimb. Easter Egg Hunt 78.09 Sac County Mutual Telephone, Phone/Internet 120.44
Selections, Ofﬁce Supplies 65.76 The Chronicle, Publications 64.50 UBI, Deposit Slips, SDB Key 74.45 West Central IA Rural Water, Purchased Water/Loan Payment 1,908.14 Wunschel’s Service, Fuel $123.60 DISBURSEMENT SUMMARY-General–$5,356.43; Garbage–1,658.93; Road Use–1,106.92; Water–2,927.35; Sewer–774.51. RECEIPT SUMMARY–General–$23,103.17, Garbage–2,076.31; Road Use–909.17, Lost–1471.79, Water–4,305.65, Sewer–6265.19. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BUDGET AMENDMENT: The Public Hearing opened at 7:10 and closed at 7:15. Motion to approve the Budget Amendment was made by Rosemeyer second by Gann. All ayes. Motion carried. DELINQUENT RESOLUTION: Motion to approve the Delinquent Resolution was made by Gann second by Fried. All Ayes. Motion carried. SALARY RESOLUTION: Motion to approve the Salary Resolution was made by Gann second by Schlender. All Ayes. Rosemeyer Abstained. Motion carried. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Arbegast would like to thank Vance Lundell “LUNDELL PLASTICS” for making and DONATING a new sign for the city dump. Anderson and Arbegast made new concrete mounts for a broken set of posts, also cross braces for the batting cage. They also installed the dugout nets. Arbegast thanks Jason Schmidt for getting us a new batting cage net and helping us set it up. Arbegast reported he had to do an
emergency one call for a resident that accidently tore his curb stop up while trying to remove his sidewalk. Robb Thompson has been working on trapping woodchucks at the city dump. Anderson and Arbegast cut down voluntary trees at the dump, cleaned storm drains. They turned the water on in the city park, cleaned the bathrooms and toilets. Took the snow fence down, serviced the lawn mower and four wheeler. Cleaned dirt, rocks, and leveled ruts left by the snow plow. Shut off heater in the water pit, and shut the circulating pump off on the water tower. Jason Butler (Water/Wastewater Contract Operator) suggested the city invest in thirty grass carp to take care of moss in the lagoons. MAYOR’S COMMENTS/ CONCERNS: Chase talked with Jace Horsley, a John Deere mechanic, about putting an electric fuel pump on the street sweeper. COUNCIL CONCERNS: Would like a letter sent to the property owner of 201 S. Main for sidewalk repair. They also discussed on having a city-wide cleanup day for the citizens, getting Ida County Sanitation involved with a roll off dumpster. BUILDING PERMITS - none. DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS - 2. There being no further business, the council adjourned upon motion by Rosemeyer second by Schlender. Mayor Gary Chase ATTEST: City Clerk / Manager Paul Arbegast (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
City of Ida Grove
City of Ida Grove CITY OF IDA GROVE CITY HALL MAY 7, 2018 Mayor Whiteing called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m. with the following Council Members present: Paul Cates, Scott Tomlinson, Doug Clough and Ryan Goodman. Councilman Gregor Ernst was absent. Motion by Council Member Clough to approve the agenda, second by Council Member Tomlinson. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Council Member Goodman to approve the consent agenda, second by Council Member Tomlinson. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Council Member Tomlinson, second by Council Member Clough to approve Resolution 2018-5 Adopting the Ida Grove, IA 2018 Municipal Comprehensive Plan. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Council Member Goodman, second by Council Member Cates to approve Resolution 2018-6 Setting the Public Hearing for FY 2017-2018 Budget Amendment. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Goodman to approve the purchase of a new overhead door for the wastewater treatment plant, second by Clough. Ayes: 0 Nays: 4, motion defeated. The following four bids were received for the removal of the storage shed located on 2nd and Barnes Street: M & S Dirt work-$2,200.00, Select Construction-$28,904.00, West Central Construction-$1,000.00, and Darin Lansink-$22.50. Motion by Council Member Tomlinson to approve West Central Construction’s bid of $1,000 to remove the storage shed, second by Council Member Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. The following three bids were received to repair 160 ft. of sewer line located on Court Street: Infra Track-$17,880.00,
Hydro Klean-$28,314.72 and Visu-Sewer-$32,760.00. Motion by Council Member Goodman to approve Infra Track at $17,880 to perform the sewer line repair, second by Council Member Tomlinson. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Cody Forch of JEO is working on phasing options for the West Access proposal and will have an update at the May 21, 2018, meeting. Agenda item tabled until the next meeting. The Personnel Committee will meet on Thursday, May 10, 2018, to continue work on updating the personnel manual. City Council’s goal is to have the manual completed and approved at the next City Council meeting. Agenda item tabled until the next meeting. Mayor Whiteing read the Mayor’s Proclamation to recognize the 50th year of home rule. Discussion on days and hours of the Summer pool season. Council would like to see the pool open on Heritage Days and the 4th of July. Council would also like to see the pool open as much as possible, up to and including Labor Day. Approval of Reimbursing Lifeguards for all or part of their certiﬁcation fees has been tabled until the May 21, 2018, Council Meeting. Motion by Council Member Tomlinson to approve Heather Sweeden and any Council Members to attend the 2018 Small City Workshop in Early, IA, on June 12, 2018, second by Council Member Cates. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Council Member Clough to remove Marc Dennison as signer on all City Accounts including vendors, United Bank of Iowa and First State Bank, second by Council Member Goodman. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Council Member Goodman to approve payment and participation in SIMPCO’s Highway 20 corridor economic development study at a cost of $350.00, second by Council Member Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Council Member Goodman
to allow the owners at 617 Circle Drive to remove a tree from the City right-of-way to complete a home improvement project, second by Council Member Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. The committee on Policy and Planning will get a meeting scheduled soon to discuss making revisions to the current ﬁreworks ordinance. A citizen in attendance would like to see ﬁreworks banned from within City limits or an ordinance on the size of ﬁreworks allowed. This item has been tabled until the next council meeting. Motion by Council Member Goodman to approve hiring Roger Harrington as Summer mowing help at $10.00 per hour beginning on May 4, 2018, second by Council Member Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. No motions were made regarding the attendance of Ida Alive’s program on May 30, 2018. This is tabled until the May 21st meeting when it is closer to the event date. Motion by Council Member Goodman to approve Heather Sweeden to purchase a new vacuum for City Hall, second by Council Member Clough. On a unanimous vote, motion carried. Motion by Council Member Goodman to approve promoting Heather Sweeden to City Clerk at $19.23 per hour, until she completes Clerk School in July, then to discuss salary, second by Council Member Clough. Council Member Tomlinson abstained due to conﬂict. Ayes: Goodman, Cates, Clough. Abstains: Tomlinson. Motion passes 3-0. Motion by Council Member Clough to adjourn, second by Council Member Goodman. On a unanimous vote motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m. /s/ Devlun Whiteing, Mayor Attest: /s/ Heather Sweeden, Deputy Administrator (Published in the Ida County Courier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ida County Courier
O-A/BC-IG Music Boosters receive donaon
ICCBF grant recipients: Twenty county agencies received Ida County Community Betterment Foundation grants totaling $109,719 during an awards presentation May 6 at the Galva Legion Hall in Galva. Accepting the awards, were front from left: Karen Breyfogle, Alyssa Dreeszen, Donna Bremer, Jamee Dittmer, Keith Carstens, Sylvia Carstens and Dixie Brueck. Second row from left: Jim Breyfogle, Libby Bagenstos, Dawn Schrieber, Heather Sweeden, Amy Godbersen, Jo Hayes, Laurie Thompson, Dale Wellendorf and Pippa Fineran. Back row from left: Robert Shontz, Angela Scales, Paige Alesch, Burdette Conover, Kevin Dausel, Scott Van Dusen, Tony Bennett, Henry Jessen, Dee Boger, Rita Frahm, Terri Georg and Jennifer Witzke.
Ida County Community Beerment Foundaon distributes $109,719 in grants
he Ida County Community Betterment Foundation (ICCBF), an afiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, recently awarded grants totaling $109,719 to nonproit organizations in support of projects and programs throughout Ida County. This brings the total grants awarded to more than $1,060,000 since the irst grants were made in 2006. Funding for the grant program is a result of county endowment fund legislation passed in 2005, which provides that a percentage of state gambling revenues be distributed among all Iowa counties that do not have a gambling entity. The following grant awards were announced May 6 at an event held at the Galva Legion Hall in Galva. Ida Grove Volunteer Fire Department—$10,000 for compressor to ill SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) cylinders. Battle Creek Women’s Club— $10,000 for new signs for Battle Creek. Battle Creek Community Fire Department—$10,000 for SCBA update. Horn Memorial Hospital— $10,000 for antibiotic stewardship rapid culture ID. Ida Grove Kiwanis—$10,000 for utility ball ield lighting. Lohff-Schumann (City of Holstein)—$8,000 for Suspend-
ed SkyMaster volleyball net. Ida County Conservation Board—$8,000 for Moorehead Lake picnic shelter. BC-IG Elementary Parent Teacher Partnership (PTP)— $7,000 for outdoor musical instrument playground. Ida Grove Public Library— $7,000 for Modern Designs to Inspire Minds. City of Ida Grove—$4,000 for new LED Christmas decorations. Holstein Development Authority—$4,000 for new popcorn machine. O-A/BC-IG Community School District—$4,000 for Falcon fabrication. Dessel-Schmidt Post 225 American Legion—$3,000 for ADA compliant sidewalk. Ida County Historical Society—$3,000 for the Stagecoach Inn painting project. Holstein swimming pool— $2,604 for AED, rescue and training equipment. Ida Grove Community Rec Center—$2,000 for spin bikes. Arthur Public Library— $2,000 for library automation and lighting. Holstein Fire and Ambulance Department—$2,000 for Stryker power-load system. Battle Creek Public Library— $1,900 for library automation. Holstein Heritage Foundation—$1,215 for new storm windows.
Landus Cooperave to purchase ADM’s Manilla grain elevator Landus Cooperative announced May 8 that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with ADM to acquire ADM’s grain facility in Manilla. Under the purchase agreement, Landus Cooperative gains more than 2.3 million bushels of grain capacity for its irst wholly-owned Crawford County location, including: 775,000-bushels of upright storage, more than 1.5-million bushels of bunker storage and 32,000-bushel per hour receiving capacity. Pending inal documentation, Landus Cooperative is slated to take possession June 1. “This Manilla site is a strategic purchase for Landus Cooperative and farmers in western Iowa,” explained Milan Kucerak, chief executive oficer for Ames-based Landus Cooperative. “While this grain asset has been well cared for, we expect to improve eficiency on behalf of the customer, utilizing best practices from our nearly 60 grain locations in Iowa.” “Our domestic and international grain end-users continue to demand high-quality corn and soybeans, and we know
Crawford County farmers can help meet that demand,” added Kucerak. Under terms of the purchase agreement, ADM and Landus Cooperative plan to honor all outstanding grain contracts. “We are anxious to begin working with growers in and around Crawford County and want to make their transition to Landus Cooperative as seamless as possible,” explained Roger Fray, chief commodity marketing oficer who oversees a team of dedicated grain marketing advisors. “Our cooperative advantage package of more than a dozen marketing alternatives, combined with our patronage opportunities, make membership in Landus Cooperative an attractive option for former ADM-customers,” added Fray. Landus Cooperative also plans to host a grower meeting shortly after inal documents are signed and the facility changes ownership. According to the North American Grain and Milling annual ranking of the largest grain companies in North America, based on storage, ADM ranks second and Landus Cooperative ranks sixth.
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Presentation: Happiness Express Chorus member Rod Schneider of Ida Grove presents a $300 donation to O-A/BC-IG Music Boosters President Tami Dausel and vocal instructor Jacob Pedersen May 3 during the high school’s spring concert.
The O-A/BC-IG High School Music Boosters were the recipient of a $300 donation. Rod Schneider of Ida Grove, a member of the Happiness Express Chorus of Denison, made the presentation to Music Booster President Tami Dausel and high school vocal instructor Jacob Pedersen May 3 during the high school spring concert. The donation is part of the chorus’ program of “Enriching Lives Through Singing.” The donation represents a portion of the $2,700 the chorus plans to donate to area vocal music programs this year. “It costs money to run school music programs,” said Schneider. “The chorus has stepped in to help. Our show patrons and our business sponsors have been very supportive in the past years, so we are returning a portion of our past spring show receipts to the communities in which our members live.” Area business sponsors helping to make this possible in the past include: Iversen T.V., Murray Jewelers, North Star Community Credit Union from Ida Grove and First State Bank from Ida Grove, Odebolt, Danbury, Mapleton and Battle Creek. The Happiness Express is the performing a capella chorus of the Denison Barbershop Harmony Society. Members come from a 60-mile radius of Denison. Now in its 54th year, the chorus welcomes all men, high school age and up who enjoy singing as a hobby. They meet each Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Denison High School vocal music room. For more information, Google search for “Happiness Express Chorus.”
BC Council approves snow removal ordinance, discusses vicious dog ordinance The Battle Creek City Council approved a snow removal ordinance during its regular meeting May 8. The ordinance was approved following motions approving the irst reading and waiving the second and third readings. It will go into effect following publication. The ordinance states: No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley or cityowned off-street parking area within the corporate limits between 2 to 5 a.m. from Nov. 1 to March 30 of any year. A new section 69.10, of Chapter 69 All Night Parking Prohibited, was approved as follow: No person, except physicians or other persons on emergency call, shall park a vehicle on any of the following named streets for a period of time longer than 30 minutes between the hours of 2 and 5 a.m. of any given day: Main Street on the east and west sides from First Street to Second Street. It was recently noted that the above had been left out of the ordinance book at the time of the last codiication of ordinances. Jennifer Hedberg presented information concerning an incident her dog had with a dog owned by Barbara Conner who was also in attendance. Hedberg asked the city to consider rewording the current vicious dog ordinance to include an attack on other domestic animals rather than just humans
and to consider a progressive disciplinary system to ine intentionally irresponsible pet owners such as a irst offense warning. She also asked that a conversation be held between the council and law enforcement regarding who will enforce the city code. It was noted that it is unlawful for any owner to allow an animal to run at large within the city limits and that the responding oficer should issue a ticket. The vicious dog ordinance will be reviewed and placed on the June agenda for discussion. Lonnie Benningsdorf inquired about rezoning a property. More information is needed about his speciic plans for the property before consideration could be given to begin the process to rezone or possibly grant a variance. Mark Reinders with MidAmerican Energy was present to discuss the current utility franchise, which expires this fall. The council wishes to renew the franchise and a public hearing notice will be published. Delores Lewis was present with concerns about her alley and items being stolen or vandalized. The council discussed the alley and she was encouraged to call the Ida County Sheriff’s Ofice and ile a report on the stolen items and to report vandalism. Kari Riessen presented a schedule of activities for the upcoming Fourth of July cel-
ebration. The clerk will provide a copy to the Hoffman Agency. Scott Palmer was present and requested an extension on his nuisance abatement letter. The junk vehicles have been removed. The council agreed to give him until May 31 to abate the nuisance. Several complaints have been received regarding the property at 514 6th St., which was damaged in a ire. Due to safety concerns, the clerk was advised to send a letter requesting the property be demolished and cleaned up by May 31. The council will proceed with the cleanup of two properties that have shown little to no improvement as a result of their nuisance abatement letters. Tim Burrow presented the ambulance service inancials for March and reported a change in policy regarding meals when on a run. Maintenance man Craig Young discussed the condition of alleys and sewer issues. The ire department’s request to close Ida Street from the highway to Second Street on May 25 for its open house was approved. A few concerns were brought to the attention of the parks and recreation committee to look into. A building permit for 705 6th St. for a 12 x 16 deck was reviewed.
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HELP WANTED: The Ida County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a FULL-TIME Dispatcher/ Jailer. This position will start on or about July 1, 2018. The ideal candidate would possess strong communication skills, the ability to multitask, problem solving skills & the ability to use multiple computer, radio & phone systems simultaneously. Must be willing to work a variety of shifts, including days, nights, weekends & holidays. Must pass a thorough background check, including a criminal history check. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2018, at 4:30pm. More information is available online at http:// w w w. i d a c o u n t y s h e r i f f . u s / employment. 19-2t/cra HELP WANTED: Temporary Farm Labor: JW Enterprise, Faulkton, S.D., has three positions, six-mo. exp. for operating self-propelled, custom class harvesting machines to harvest a variety of grain & oilseed crops, adjust speed of cutters, blowers & conveyers, change cutting head & height of cutting head, using hand tools; clean & maintain building, equip. & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to obtain appropriate CDL driver’s license with clean MVR to drive grain & transporter trucks within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take employerpaid, random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing & daily trans.; trans. & subsistence expenses reimb.; $11.87/hr. in TX, $13.64/hr. in KS, NE & SD, increase based on exp. w/possible bonus, may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 6/19/18– 12/15/18. Review ETA790 requirements & apply with JO# 1817240 at nearest IA Workforce Office or call 515-281-9336. 20-1t/cra HELP WANTED: The Ida County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a FULL-TIME Jailer. This position will start on or about July 1, 2018. The ideal candidate would possess strong communications skills, problem solving skills, along with the willingness to adjust schedule as needed based on the needs of the department. Must pass a thorough background check including a criminal history check. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. More information is available online at http:// w w w. i d a c o u n t y s h e r i f f . u s / employment. 19-2t/cra
For Sale FOR SALE: Console piano. Nice tone. Light action. $125. Call 209-5096122. 20-1t/cra* FOR SALE: 10” Rockwell tablesaw. 10-ft. Werner extension ladder. Poulan pole chainsaw w/string trimmer attach. Call 712-371-2910. 20-1t/cra* BAKED GOODS: It’s time to be thinking about graduation & other events. Whether it be cookies, cupcakes, cakes or any other baked goodies you may want, we have lots of ideas for that special day. Call to see what’s available! Delivery available. *Call early for graduation! This ‘n That, Judy Bubke, 712-300-6676 or 712371-3230. 19-4t/cra
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Depues make warrant, drug paraphernalia, eluding arrests The Ida County Sheriff ’s Office has released information on four arrests made during the past week. On May 2, Michael Willson, 29, of Holstein was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Pottawattamie County for probation violation. He was transported to the Ida County jail and later released into the custody of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff ’s Office. On May 3, Bryce Alan Brehon, 19, of Belle Fourche, S.D., was arrested and
charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop in rural Ida County. He was transported to the Ida County jail where he was held overnight. He was released the following day into the custody of the Clay County Sheriff ’s Office on an outstanding warrant. On May 4, Jacquelyn Marie Troxel, 33, of Schaller was arrested following a short pursuit in rural Ida County and charged with eluding. In addition, there was an active warrant for her arrest
for probation violation on narcotic related convictions. In addition, she was charged with assault on a peace officer following an incident in the jail. She is currently being held in the Ida County jail on a $5,000 bond. On May 4, Jason James Mussolini, 44, of Ida Grove was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Dallas County, Iowa. He was taken into custody by Ida County deputies and later released into the custody of the Dallas County Sheriff ’s Office.
Odebolt Creek Days kicks oﬀ with day tour
he Rural Legacy Projects Steering Committee of Odebolt announces its new day tour kickoff for Saturday, June 9, of Odebolt Creek Days. The day tour itinerary has been designed to bring folks to Odebolt from outside the community, spending a day enjoying Odebolt businesses, the Memorial Walk, Heritage Square Park and the many stories associated with Odebolt’s history. Featured are the murals and photo displays at the Odebolt Community Center, First State Bank (the former Adams Bank) and its interior, the 1880s Iowa Rural Schools Museum, Peterson Pioneer Home, the Odebolt Historical Museum, the stories of Odebolt, Cracker Jack and Jolly Time popcorn, the connection of popcorn to the Sac County Mutual Telephone Company, the Swedish Stuga, the civil defense tower site and the Adams and Cook ranches. Day tour brochures are available at Odebolt City Hall, at the Iowa Rural Schools Museum and online at the city and the rural schools museum websites: www.odebolt.net and www.iowaruralschoolsmuseum.net and at Travel Iowa’s website: www.traveliowa.com. During Creek Days, the Rural Legacy Projects Committee will be hosting a partial tour of the
sites noted on the day tour itinerary. There will be two golf carts available to escort groups of ive or fewer on the shortened, in-town route with opportunity to see and read the signs along the way, which complement the itinerary’s descriptions. The golf-cart tours will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Pick-up and drop-off point will be at the corner of Second and Maple Streets. A longer tour will also be available from 2 to 5 p.m. with a touring bus, which will seat 15. The bus will not only provide the in-town tour but also out to M43 and to the out-of-town locations on the itinerary, which include the original school site of Willow Tree/Richland #1 School and Prairie Pedlar, to see the signs and hear about this location’s role in the story of popcorn and of Cook Ranch. While the itinerary is designed to ill a visitor’s day with choices of activities when they come to Odebolt, the committee guarantees that “locals” will learn something new from the itinerary and tour. The tours are free of charge. If you who would like to help out driving the golf carts, call 6684285.
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Heroes lunch: Chief Deputy Fred Anderson and Sheriff Wade Harriman stopped by BC-IG Elementary to help serve lunch May 4. The school invited the officers to promote positive early relationships between children and the police. The effort of the lunch was to show children police officers are approachable, should they need assistance from an officer in the future. Above, Chief Deputy Anderson serves pizza to a group of kindergartners.
Courthouse Report Real Estate Transfers Amber and Tim Wilcox, quit claim deed to Amber and Tim Wilcox, 8.57 acres in the SE ¼ NE ¼, Section 22, T87-N, R-40-W, Ida County. Donna and James Kay, warranty deed to Mark Franzkowiak and Mary Lou Waller, Lot 7, Block 1, Moorehead’s Addition and Lot 8 and the north half of Lot 9 and the north 10 feet of the south half of Lot 9, all in Block 1, Moorehead’s Addition, Ida Grove. Dennis and Deanna Roeder, warranty deed to Daniel and Delina Roeder, NW fr ¼, Section 3, T-87-N, R-40-W, with exceptions, Ida County. Scott Forby, warranty deed to James Powell, Lot 6, Block 44, Sixth Addition, Ida Grove. Leonard and Marilyn Ernst, quit claim deed to the Leonard and Marilyn Ernst family trust, SE ¼, Section 34, T87-N, R-40-W, with exceptions; N ½ NW ¼, Section 16, T86-N, R-40-W and the S ½ SE ¼, Section 26, T-86-N, R-40-W, Ida County. Michael and Lori Peterson, warranty deed to Holstein Sanitation, Lot 4, Meyer’s First Addition, with exceptions, Holstein. Jon Bresnahan special needs trust, trustee warranty deed to Dennis Bresnahan, the northwest 70 acres of the northwest 220 acres of the N ½, Section 17, T-87-N,
R-39-W, with exception, Ida County. Jeana and Karl Braun, warranty deed to Dennis Bresnahan, the northwest 70 acres of the northwest 220 acres of the N ½, Section 17, T-87-N, R-39-W, with exception, Ida County. Clerk of Court Due to a change in procedures at the Ida County Clerk of Court ofice, information is only provided electronically. The following information is from data iled by the Ida County Clerk of Court ofice. Trafic and other charges might include charges that were dismissed. For more information on speciic cases contact the clerk of court or visit www.iowacourts.gov. Trafic charges Speeding Samantha Martin, Carroll; Kathryn Peterson, Bradenton, Fla.; Stacy Jo Brown, Holstein; Gerald Buller, Kiron; Jerry Xavier, Sioux City. Other Kris Krager, Ida Grove, seat belt. Criminal Odyssei Wildridge, Marathon, false imprisonment, dismissed. Skylar Sharp, Bronson, contempt—resist order of court, two days in jail, $65 ine suspended. Judgments and Liens Against Cynthia Butrum, in favor of Midland Funding.
Greetings, moviegoers. This weekend see the comedy, “Super Troopers 2” (R) at the Holstein State Theatre. When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a highway patrol station in the disputed area. Local law enforcement night: Greet and enjoy a free beer with your local law enforcement Friday, May 18, at 6 p.m. before the irst showing. Admission free to law enforcement. Save the date: June 14, Ida County Cattlemen’s Associa-
tion and Holstein State Theatre present a Thursday night Kinderfest kick-off with free grilled burgers for kids and families attending the free showing of “Ferdinand” (PG). Meal at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m. Coming soon: “The Miracle Season” (PG) with special
Against Brent Erritt, in favor of United Bank of Iowa. Against Anna Hengtgen, in favor of LF Noll, Inc.
Property crimes reported The Ida County Sheriff’s Ofice has released information on three property crimes reported during the past week. On May 4, Nikki Arbegast of Ida Grove reported the theft of $83 worth of gasoline from Sparkies One Stop in Battle Creek. On May 6, Jennifer Bainbridge of Ida Grove reported the theft of $15 fuel from Cenex pump ive. On May 6, Rubie Gutierrez of Ida Grove reported $250 vandalism to two windows and a front door.
Ticket reversed The Ida County District Court reversed a speeding ticket issued to Edward Daniel Taylor in August 2016 on May 3. Taylor was issued the ticket by an Iowa DOT oficer and later found guilty in magistrate court. Taylor appealed the decision based on an assertion that IDOT oficers do not have authority to stop and cite a non-commercial vehicle. The district court agreed and reversed the conviction.
Day tour: What remains of six old Cracker Jack popcorn cribs at the intersection of M43 and Highway 39 in Odebolt are included in the Odebolt Creek Days day tour June 9. Use of the cribs was discontinued in 1984. In recent years, one of the cribs was decorated with seven Sac County barn quilt designs.
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Weigh-in: A weigh-in of lambs and goats for this summer’s Ida County Fair was held April 28 at the fairgrounds. One hundred nine lambs and eight goats were weighed-in. The fair is scheduled for July 18-22.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Art teacher says good-bye to students BC-IG Elementary art teacher Cathi Taylor is retiring after teaching art for 31 years. She began her teaching career in 1987 as the kindergarten through eighth grade teacher for the Ida Grove School District. She taught art in both Ida Grove and Battle Creek Elementary schools and Battle Creek Middle School when the two districts began whole grade sharing. Most recently, she taught K-5 art at BC-IG Elementary in Ida Grove. Taylor said, “I have many memories of my teaching years. When working in a small town as an art teacher, you have all of the students. I have seen a few generations in my classroom. Some of the students I started with early in my career are residents in Battle Creek and Ida Grove today. I’ve had the opportunity to teach their children as well. “I have special memories of being able to have my own children in art class and was also fortunate to teach three of my grandchildren. I have lots of special memories of the teaching staff I started my career with.
ogy. When I irst started teaching, I used an overhead projector and chalkboard. I showed artist works on a slide projector and screen, and books were our main resources. Today, computers and interactive boards are used daily in the art room, linking students to the art world in endless ways.” Taylor said, “I will miss my students most of all, each of their special personalities and the daily surprises in their art and their laughter and smiles. I will miss the pride kids show when they see their artwork hanging in the halls or when they complete a project well. Even though I love all types of art, children’s art will always be my favorite. I also will miss my coworkers and all the friendships I’ve made at school, especially the daily shared stories and humor.” Taylor is looking forward to being able to spend time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She said, “I hope to ind more time for projects of my own, perhaps travel a little and do all the things I enjoy.”
“Some of the best memories were those times that the staff and students did special activities. I remember creating mini homecoming loats on coaster wagons, participating in silly holiday skits and game days before the holidays and helping with interdisciplinary units in middle school TA/Falcon Time groups.” She said, “I enjoyed working with the vocal music teachers throughout the years in both Battle Creek and Ida Grove to create props and display student artwork for special programs. Being able to celebrate those events brought students and staff together in a special and fun way.” Some of the changes she has seen over the years include: “I had many different classrooms in my 31 years. A few of those years, I experienced teaching ‘art on a cart,’ traveling room to room. In August 2013, a new wing was added to the BC-IG Elementary, which included a new art room. Students are now fortunate to create in a space designed just for art. “I also have seen changes in technol-
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Art teacher retiring: BC-IG Elementary art teacher Cathi Taylor will retire from teaching at the end of the current school year. She has taught art for 31 years.
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