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Baby Shower for Dannens A Come-n-Go baby shower will be held for Josh and Amanda (Kirschbaum) Dannen on Saturday, June 15. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the United Methodist Church in Rockwell. The couple are registered at Target and Babies-R-Us.

Come and Go Wedding Shower There will be a Come and Go Couples Wedding Shower for Steve Galicia and Julie Kreimeyer, daughter of Gary and Deb Kreimeyer, this Saturday, June 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the home of Dave and Kathy Alden. Please join us for refreshments as we congratulate the happy couple. The Aldens live one mile south of Dougherty on County Road S-66 at 2492 Yarrow Avenue.

Municipal Band Concert Number 4 The Hampton Municipal Band, one of the oldest municipal bands in the state will hold its fourth concert of the season on Tuesday, June 18. The concert will be held in the band shell and will begin promptly at 8 p.m. Arrangements for concert number four will include: America arr. Conley; Strike Up the Band by Conrad; Circus Days by King; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Story; Music for a Celebration by McGinty; Brighton Beach by Latham; Clarinets Allegro by Cofield; Clarinet Section; Bainbridge Fair by Smith; Shenandoah by Ticheli; Teddy Trombone by Fillmore; Trombone Section; Salute to Glenn Miller by Story; How Long Has This Been Going On by arr. Kerchner; Andrea Gibson, vocalist; I Love to Tell the Story by arr. Yoder; Black Horse Troop by Sousa; America the Beautiful arr. Conley; Star Spangled Banner arr. Sousa. Featured soloist for this concert will be Andrea Gibson singing an arrangement of the George and Ira Gershwin classic “How Long Has This Been Going On.� The band will also feature the clarinet and trombone sections on two separate selections. The municipal band, under the direction of Chris Sauke, is comprised of forty-five area musicians of all ages. Concerts will be held on Tuesday evenings through July 2nd in the city park band shell beginning at 8 p.m.

Summer Reading at the Library Dig Into Reading is up and running strong. There is still time to register for the great programming opportunities we have in store for the rest of summer. We have had a blast doing the Candy Land Scavenger Hunt and the Teddy Bear Sleepover. Next week the Blank Park Zoo is visiting the library on Monday morning, Guitar lessons are Tuesday afternoon, and Preschool Story Time is on Thursday morning. Please come join us! Looking ahead we have the Big Machines in town coming to the library as special guests on Tuesday, June 25. We also want to remind kids that even though we love having fun participating in some really entertaining activities, the Summer Reading Program is all about books. We want kids to check out books and read books all summer long. We have new Elephant and Piggy book and many with the Dig into Reading theme. Your kids can earn prizes using a book log and keep up their reading levels as they move toward the next school year. Stop in and register today! Like us on Facebook for all the latest information.

Community Calendar Thursday, June 13

A foot clinic will be offered at the EMS Building in Sheffield. Call 641-456-5820 for an appointment.

Friday, June 14 A walk-in blood pressure clinic will be held at Franklin County Public Health from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wreck-It Ralph will be featured from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kaplan University Campus (2570 4th St SW, Mason City, next to Hobby Lobby). Admission is free and will include popcorn and refreshments.

Saturday, June 15 The Franklin County Genealogical Society meets 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Historical Society Library on the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hampton. For more information, call 641-4562093.

Tuesday, June 18 AA meets at Zion St. John at 8 p.m. every Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 19 A foot clinic will be offered at the Hampton Senior Center from 1-3 p.m. Call 641-456-5191 for an appointment.

Thursday, June 20 A foot clinic will be offered at Franklin County Public Health from 9-11 a.m. Call 641-456-5820 for an appointment.

In this issue:

Franklin County Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Relay For Life ................... page 4 Courthouse/Obituaries/Public Notices...... page 4 Area Sports ................................................... page 5 Classifieds ...................................................... page 7


Harper returns home ahead of schedule

By Nick Pedley The new flooring is more sanitary If it weren’t for a thin surgical and easier to keep clean than carmask over her face, you couldn’t pet, which will be a huge area of have picked Madisyn Harper focus for the Harpers following apart from any other ordinary Madisyn’s return. Anti-rejection teenage girl. medicine has compromised her “We’re just glad to be home,� immune system, in turn forcing said Madisyn’s mother Kaci. “It’s Madisyn to wear a mask over her been hard being away from every- face to thwart airborne illnesses. body for so long.� “She’s self-conscious about it Madisyn returned home to a some days like any girl her age house full of family and friends would be, but some days she’s fine Monday night after spending about it,� said Glen. 83 days in Rochester, Minn. The The next few months will be 14-year-old Sheffield girl was recu- touch and go, according to Madiperating at the Ronald McDonald syn’s parents. Kaci will stay home House following her heart trans- and provide daily health care to plant on March 20. Despite the ensure Madisyn’s recovery remagnitude of the surgery, Madi- mains on-schedule. Regular docsyn’s improvetor visits will be ment and recovthe norm for the ery have been foreseeable fuexceptional. She ture, but that’s returned home nothing new for 10 days ahead of the Harpers. schedule. “ T h e “The heart has first six months been fantastic after the transsince Day 1,� plant, you’re The Harper family was reunited on Monday as Madisyn Harper said Madisyn’s kind of in limbo returned home to her family. Parents Kaci and Glen and sister father Glen. “If – you’re flying Samantha welcomed Madisyn home after a lengthy recovery. you didn’t know by the seat of Glen, but it’s been only a minor in- everything that’s going on, so she what was wrong, your pants for convenience. really has nothing to worry about you couldn’t tell the first year, reIf everything goes according to this fall.� what she’s been ally, which is the plan, Madisyn will enter school Coming home for the first time through over the tough part,� said this fall as a freshman at West Fork. in nearly three months was a welpast year.� Glen. She was keeping up with course- comed step for Madisyn, if not an Aside from After more than 80 days Though work online during her stay at overwhelming one. She entered being reunited recovering from her heart unforeseen hur- Rochester, so she hasn’t fallen be- her remodeled room and remained with family and transplant, Madisyn Harper dles may await hind despite these past few hectic speechless as she took in the new friends, there returned home on Monday. Madisyn in her months. scenery. She sat down on the new was an added surprise waiting recovery, there’s been no cause for “Everyone there has been very comfy bed and tested its features. for Madisyn at her rural Sheffield alarm as of yet. A seroma blister on accomodating, which has been “My old room was a lot more home. My Happy Place, a char- her upper thigh has been the lone just great,� said Glen. “Her class- messier. I like everything about ity organization that specializes in post-transplant issue, according to mates and teachers understand this one,� she said. giving sick, grieving or emotionally distressed youth their “dream� room, renovated Madisyn’s bedroom while she was recovering in Rochester. “Every child deserves a place where they can hang out and just relax,� said Lisa Tan, founder of My Happy Place. “Our goal is to give them that comfort zone to make things a bit easier on them.� Madisyn’s room was completely retooled in preparation for her return. My Happy Place volunteers repainted the walls and ceiling, hung new curtains, brought in a custom-made dresser and installed a comfortable new adjustable bed. Numerous local businesses donated materials and other goods for the project, according to Tan. Additionally, volunteers removed carpet and installed new hardwood floors in the room. Madisyn Harper gets a first look at her brand-new bedroom.

Eberling retires after 36 years at Sukup Manufacturing Co. By Joe Buttweiler, Technical Writer, Sukup Mfg. Edna Eberling retired from Sukup Manufacturing Co. on May 31 with a big send-off from coworkers and a final accounting, you might say, of her accuracy as inventory control specialist. Smiling with papers in hand to prove her point, she presented company President Charles Sukup with evidence that inventory accuracy was within company standards – no small challenge given all the new products that have been introduced in recent years. The triumphant though somewhat tongue-in-cheek presentation drew laughter and applause from the scores of co-workers attending the retirement party. Despite the rapid growth in inventory, Eberling did “an excellent job of keeping track of everything,� said Steve Sukup, chief financial officer of the company. He and Charles thanked her very much for her precise and conscientious work, and presented her with gifts including a furniture certificate, a Sukup jacket and cap, a miniature Sukup bin filled with candy corn, flowers, and a plaque honoring her 36 years of work at Sukup Manufacturing.

Edna Eberling Eberling started working for “He said that you’ve got to step the company on Feb. 28, 1977, as on the pedal to take the pressure a plant worker, putting contact off the line.� blades on rotating contact boards Aha! for stirring machines. Her first That was back in the Main day was memorable. Her super- Building, before her department visor had told her she needed to was moved to the East Building. shut the machine down when she A few months later, on the Friday left it. She tried to do so at break before Memorial Day, Eugene Sutime, but it wouldn’t work, caus- kup said he needed to talk with ing great concern for the consci- Eberling the following Tuesday. entious newcomer. She informed She spent all weekend worrying, her supervisor of the problem. she said, then learned of her fate.

She was promoted to supervisor of the electrical department. “I said, ‘I can’t do that.’ He said, ‘Yes you can.’ � He was right. Eberling led the department for 20 years, supervising between eight and 20 people, depending on the season. “We just knew from seeing her work that she’d be capable supervising people and would catch on very quickly,� Eugene Sukup said. “She was precise.� The precision made her a perfect match for the inventory control position. She worked in that role for the past 16 years, monitoring inventory of purchased parts mainly, but also of some of the manufactured parts. As she looked back on her career, she recalled there were some very long days. One time she worked a 16-hour shift, not leaving until 11 p.m., to get a shipment ready for a customer. Back before early-season discounts were in place, “we stayed late quite a few nights,� Eberling said, to get products ready for shipment during the busy summer season. “She will be missed,� said coworker Maggie Lawson, who shared an office with Eberling. EBERLING to page 4


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Cobwebs Collected from The Sheffield Press

June 13, 1963 Keith L. Rader, aviation structural mechanic airman apprentice, USN, son of James W. Rader of 219 North Third, Sheffield, was graduated May 15 from the aviation structural mechanic hydraulic course at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, Tenn. The eight-week course included instruction in basic hydraulic systems trouble-shooting and operational maintenance, safety precautions, inspection of landing gear, and stability and control of aircraft. A graduate of SheffieldChapin Community High School, he entered the service in July 1962. Jay Crawford, a student at Iowa State University, Ames, has returned home for the summer vacation. He is now employed at Martinson Mfg. Co. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Thurston, Mrs. Mary Fisher of Lawndale, Calif., and Mrs. Ben Walsh of Hampton, were supper guests Saturday evening in the Duane Brouwer home at Alden. Confirmation services were held in the First Methodist Church on Sunday. Confirmed were Carol Baxter, John Chinburg, Larry Crabtree, Eileen Hovey, Rebecca Linn, Deanna Schrupp, Carol Whitney and Jeff Yelland. Larry Skeries, a summer student at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, spent the week end in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Skeries, and with his brother, Garry, of Santa Ana, Calif., who arrived home on Saturday. Gerald Schroeder left Sunday, June 2, for his home at Buena Park, Calif., after a visit with relatives and friends in this vicinity for a week.

He was a house guest in the home of his brother, Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder, while here. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Noss and Ricky entertained a number of friends at a barbecue supper Sunday evening. Guests present were Mr. and Mrs. David Bruns, Lewellyn, Warren and Dwight of Forest City; Mr. and Mrs. Dixon March and Dawn Marie of Greene, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koester, Shari and Brenda, of Rockwell. Mrs. Jack Reublin and son, Terry, of Mason City were week end guests in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Sullivan. Jack Reublin a National Guard military academy cadet, accompanied Cadet David Sullivan to Des Moines on Friday evening, where they spent the week end attending classes at Camp Dodge. They returned home Sunday afternoon. The two cadets will go to Camp Dodge on Saturday of this week for a two-weeks training period, Reublin as a pleb, and Sullivan as a senior. Mrs. A. W. Schaefer went to Cedar Falls on Tuesday for a visit in the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Peterson and son, Mark, and with her son, Kennon, a summer student at State College of Iowa. She returned home on Wednesday. Major and Mrs. Dean Esslinger and children of Milwaukee, Wis., arrived on Wednesday for a week end visit in the homes of their parents, Mrs. E. E. Esslinger and Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Atkinson, and with other relatives and friends. June 14, 1973 Fifty-seven students in SheffieldChapin high school qualified for the



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second semester scholastic honor rolls during the 1972-73 school year, according to a report made by the faculty. All students carry a regular work load of five subjects. Three of the honor students carried a work load of six subjects, and 18 had a four-subject schedule according to the reclease received from Richard Heimer, high school principal. Students named for High Honors are: Seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Paul Barnes, Debra Plagge, Jackie Schneck, Lynette Wiele, Dee Zickefoose; Juniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Val Edgington, Joan Haller, Karen Samuelson, Jackie Sheahan; Sophomores â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Philip Carls, Jill Froning, Brad Post; Freshmen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Terri Davolt, Sherri Gauley, Cynthia Pope. Students named for Honors are: Seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; B-plus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Debbie Amsbaugh, Mary Atkinson, Janet Dorenkamp, Darryl Peter, Grant Riles; B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LuAnn Allison, Dennis Campbell, Jim Dorenkamp, Jane Gauley, Nancy Speer, Jane Stoffer. Juniors: B-plus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rachelle Hemm, Anita Wiele; B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Todd Becker, Dave Carls, Nancy DeGroot, Tom Koenigsberg, Jean Lahner, Terry Peter, Lavon Stock. Sophomores: B-plus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Steve Schoepf; B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Candy Collins, Susan Foell, Beverly Gauley, Brenda Heidkross, Kim Kramer, Jill Nagel, Diane Rooney, Priscilla Rust, Debra Sanders, Bonnie Stock. Freshmen: B-plus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lynne Crabb, LuAnn Engebretson, Judie Kammrad, Elise Miller, Steve Schroeder; B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mary Beck, Joan Hall, Deborah Koenigsberg, Song Yup Moon, Julie Peter, Jeff Schoning. Petit Jurors for the July, August and September term of Franklin County District Court were selected on Wednesday, June 6, in the office of Helen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dea, clerk of court. Six Sheffield, Clinton township, people have been included in the 75-member panel according to a copy of the venire released recently. The petit jurors will appear before the district court as called during the three-month period to serve until discharged. The six Sheffield people selected are Mrs. Max Bokmeyer, Mrs. Robert Moehle, Mrs. E. F. Sullivan, Dorothy Hite, Glorine Knopf and Lavine Peter. Other members of the panel in this area include: Richland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mrs. Robert Cockram, Thomas Waddington. Ross â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mrs. Richard Atkinson, E. E. Brouwer, Harm DeGroot, Mrs. Clarence Heuberger, Mrs. Wayne Schmitt. West Fork â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Clarence Stanbrough. Sheffield-Chapin boys; baseball team posted another win Friday, June 6, when they downed AckleyGeneva 9-7 on the field at Sheffield. A big 7-run second inning gave the host club the margin they needed. Bob Atkinson started on the mound for the Spartans and was relieved by Greg Schoning and Dylan McKee. They struck out 9, walked 10 and gave up 9 hits. Bob Rabey had a 3-run triple in the second and scored a run in the fifth. Terry Peter scored 2 runs, one of which was in the sixth. Sheffield-Chapin girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; softball team won the opening round of the Woden-Crystal Lake Tournament on Monday, June 11, Spartanettes defeated Northwood-Kensett 14-4. Janet Dorenkamp, winning pitcher, struck out 9, walked 2, gave up 1 hit. Donna Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor had 3 for 3 with 3 singles. Val Edgington and Lauri Hanig each had a triple. Dorenkamp and Jeri Mckee each doubled. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sanders, Scott and Sue, attended a merchandise show at Ft. Dodge on Sunday, June 10.

Eldon Grarup, Dr. F. J. Linn, Richard Atkinson, Elvyn Mateer, Ernest Schrupp and Willard Zickefoose returned home Tuesday, June 12, following a several days fishing trip to Lake Miltona, Minn. June 16, 1983 Four Sheffield-Chapin Spartan trackmen traveled to the state meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines on May 27 and 28. They faired well as three school records were broken. Scott Atkinson jumped 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122;5žâ&#x20AC;? in the long jump, beating the old record of 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122;žâ&#x20AC;?, and finished in second place scoring five points. Keith Fehd once again rewrote the record in the pole vault making 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;?, beating his old mark set at the districts of 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Keith finished in a tie for fourth place, good for 2½ points. Pete Lahner shattered his own 3,200 run record by 14 seconds finishing tenth in 10:16.5. Doug Dohlman competed in the 100 dash and missed out on making the finals. S-C finished 20th in the state with 7½ points. Six Sheffield people have been selected to serve on the Franklin County petit jury panel for the months of July, August and September, 1983, according to a copy of the venire received from Clerk of Court, Helen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dea. They will be called as needed for jury trial cases during the three months period. Selection was made in the office of the Clerk of Court. Summoned to serve on the petit jury from Sheffield are: Delphine Elizabeth Boehlje, Robert Arthur Brady, Ronald Dean Hite, Eileen May Lutcavish, William Robert Nolte and Lavine Russell Peter. Others selected from this area of the county are: Richland Township â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edd William Bruns, Dean Harlan Plagge. The Sheffield-Chapin Junior High and High School Honor Roll

for the Second Semester has been released by Principal Dick Heimer. Students cited for Highest Honors are: Seniors: A-minus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Keith Fehd, Wendy Gretillat. Sophomores: A-minus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lisa Heuberger, Jill Reser, Sandy Smit, Aaron Spurr. Freshmen: A-minus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kris Peters, Pam Riles, Lori Schaefer. Eighth: A-minus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Denise Harper, Mollie Norris. Seventh: A-minus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kristie Miller. Students cited for Honors are: Senior: B -- Fonda Meints. Juniors: B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mark Lockwood, Julie Lubkeman, Jim Ubben. Sophomores: B-plus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brent Van Horn, Pam Walker; B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kacy Bohach, Pete Lahner, Deb Schroeder, Marcy Smit. Freshmen: B-plus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lisa Atkinson, Lonny Gretillat, Blane Juhl, Eric Luecht; B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mike Brinkman, Pat Clemons, Randy Larson, Ricky Larson, Lori Lockwood, Rhonda Mason, Kim Meints, Jolene Meyer, Jim Noss, Monica Prescott, Kathy Smit, Brenda Tull, Debbie Wischmeyer. Eighth: B-plus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shannon Bonjour, Kim Meyer, Brad Renberg; B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sherri Atkinson, Teresa Calease, Diane Dohlman, JoEllen Dorenkamp, Dave Heimer. Seventh: B-plus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Corey Eberling, Mark Stadtlander; B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tracy Blood, Penny Etnier, Joe Heimer. Students cited for Scholastic Recognition are: Seniors: A-minus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Todd Corporon, Larry Greimann, Peg Heimer, Darci Juhl, Lisa Levitt, Darlene Muller; B-plus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kristie Koester, Sue Sanders, Diane Schoning, Mark Symens; B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Scott Atkinson, Julie Bailey, Wendall Boehlje, Trudie DeVries, Mary Grarup, Jeff Meints, Leslie Messerschmidt, Jackie Meyer, Julie Meyer, Paul Rowe, Penny Smith. Tom Tighlman of Denver, Colo., former owner of City Edge Dairy, was a visitor in the Vernon Hudson home Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Goldie Harmon was an all

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day Sunday, June 12, visitor in the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Thada at Thornton. June 17, 1993 Sheffield-Chapin/MeserveyThornton Community High School Principal Dick Heimer has released the High School Honor Roll for the Second Semester of the 1992-93 school year. Highest Honors: Seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lisa Depping, Adam Suntken; Juniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Aaron Bell, Tim Christianson, Angie Peter; Freshman â&#x20AC;&#x201C; J. W. Allen. Honors: Seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ryan Amble, Erin Blood, Jeremy Engebretson, David Foss, Jeremy Hungerford, Kierko Echaniz Pino, Mark Nolte, Traci Ristau, Dale Schmitz, Bob Waker. Juniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lori Cook, Jamie Harms, Jaimie Okusko, Sarah Waddingham, Ben Wolf. Sophomores â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seth Deam, Tenisha Leininger, Jane McLaughlin, Anna Nixt, Andy Pals, Cindy Ricke, Julie Roseland, Mike Smit, Jeremy Traurig, Summer Zickefoose. Freshmen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Alison Bell, Jody Carberry, Joey Dickman, Nathan Dorenkamp, Erika Kruszka, Melissa Lauffer, Brian Meyer, Starr Mustain, Elizabeth Nannenga, Peter Nelson, Sara Renner, Angie Tudor, Nichol Witt, Kelly Yelland. Scholastic Recognition: Seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stephen Bardole, Chad Barkela, Dean Hubka, Anna Jacobson, Angie Waddingham. Saturday evening Louis and Dorothy Schoning, Dallas and Carla Plagge, Bob and Mavis Schroeder, George and Birdie Oldag were among the guests attending a surprise 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration in the home of Harry and Betty (Nolte) Hummel of Allison. Gene and Evelyn Sheriff of Brockport, New York, came to Iowa over the week end and are visiting her parents, Dwain and Maude Schinagel and other relatives for a number of days.





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Busy, busy, busy! Just the way it should be! I remember the days when we first purchased this place. If I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be caught up with work by the end of the day . . . I was too busy. Near as I can tell . . . Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be caught up . . . someday! And, believe it or not . . . thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way I like it. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing . . . because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way it is. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing I work in here alone . . . because there just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t room for two! I even have supplies stacked up in the front office. One good thing about that is the fact that one canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the floor . . . thusly no need to vacuum! All in all itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a great week. Only reminded twice that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do right in an article in the paper. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good week! Home . . . A couple of nights spent working around the adobe. And one day on the week end. Truth be known . . . I had planned to just take it easy. Sit back and watch the tube. That lasted about 15 minutes! I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize how many â&#x20AC;&#x153;littleâ&#x20AC;? things needed to be done in the house and in the garage. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure there are many, many more. Started the cars I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drive that often. Convertible started. Edge started. (I discovered a month ago that if I unplug the radar detector and the GPS . . . the battery wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go down in a week!) Ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I brilliant! Motorcycle and Monte Carlo . . . which I have been driving . . . started of course. I was sure the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;47 Ford Coupe would start. Wrong! I

decided real quick that it was out of gas. For some reason the gas will evaporate over a period of time. I knew it was almost full last fall when I put it away. A simple solution was to get some gas in a can . . . pour it in . . . and it would start. Gas can in trunk and off to the gas station. Lifted up the trunk to remove the can . . . and the trunk lid came down and hit me in the head! That hurt . . . but no real problem. My brain has already been damaged! Started to fill the can with gas . . . someone said hi, I looked up . . . the hose came out of the can . . . and covered my pant leg with gas! Oh, good! Anyway, back to the storage unit . . . poured in the gas . . . and the car started right away. Other than smelling like gas . . . a headache . . . everything went great! Why do I make so much trouble out of something simple? I should know the answer to that . . . Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing it all my life! Spent the other day of the week end in Altoona. I find it hard to believe how much Little Lid can change in a week! And how she can remember things. Most of the time I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember what I had for breakfast . . . and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come up with something that happened six months ago! Anyway we had a good time . . . out for lunch . . . some more playtime, and it was time for her nap. My cue to head north and wait another week to see them. Be good, Kids+! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Showtime!


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Rain delay day was the word of the day and today I am writing about that day. General Severe relinquished his command to me for the day and he would only give me the rank of Private. Geez that Army, my goodness we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have Privates in the Air Force, we were â&#x20AC;&#x153;AIRMEN.â&#x20AC;? Anyhow, Bobby Shreckengost called me and told me about a great game for us to play; he said he thought for hours on how to implement it. So being the kind hearted, considerate soul I am I said sure Bobby Boy. We had fourteen able bodied, well almost, men donning their war gear with weapons cleaned and ready to fire. Dicky Browny led Booby Shreckengost and Jimmy Saylor to victory with a total of 131. Oh shucks thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right its Bobby Shreck, sorry Bob, not really. Anyhow Bobby was absolutely on faaar, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fire in Bohemian,

8QGHUWKH*ROGHQ'RPH7RR By State Representative Linda Upmeyer House District 54 (515) 281-4618

With the conclusion of the 2013 session, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to take this opportunity to reflect on some of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accomplishments. Since last fall, we have consistently voiced our commitment to making Iowa a stronger place to live and raise a family- through balancing the budget, providing significant tax relief and reform, and promoting policies to encourage great schools and communities. I am happy to report that we have fulfilled these promises with the conclusion of this legislative session. As promised, throughout the budget process, we stood by our core principles to not spend more than the state takes in, not use one-time money for ongoing expenses, not intentionally underfund our commitments simply to fix the problem down the road, and to return unused tax dollars to Iowa taxpayers. By following these principles, the bipartisan budgets passed this year spend 88 percent of what the state is allowed to spend, property tax credits are being fully-funded for the first time since 2002, and we were able to fund our public universities at a level where student tuition is frozen for the 2013-2014 school year. The state is spending less than it collects for the third consecutive year, our budget reserves remain full, and the ending balance is projected to be $600 million. Additionally, because of the sound budgeting practices we stood by, we led the way on reducing our stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debt. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final budget uses a portion of the ending balance to pay off $114 million in debt earlier than required, while also fulfilling our obligations in regards to pension funds. This is the way Iowans manage their own checkbooks, and it should be no different for state government. Addressing the burden of property taxes placed on the backs of Iowa taxpayers has been long overdue. For decades, the Legislature struggled to come up with a solution to the unsustainable growth of property taxes, but we were finally able to do so this year. The bipartisan legislation provides real relief for all classifications of property. SF 295 limits assessment growth from four percent to three percent on ag and residential taxpayers and also includes a ten percent roll-




back on taxable value for commercial and industrial property. Once fully implemented, it will provide $560 million in property tax relief across Iowa. It is meaningful and reliable so taxpayers can count on relief from year to year. Finally, the bill implements a permanent mechanism for the Taxpayer Trust Fund credit, returning the over-collection of taxpayer dollars back to the taxpayer. Much discussion was given this session on how to care for Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neediest citizens. With IowaCares expiring, we saw this as an opportunity to improve upon our current system of care. We knew some wanted us to go down the path of ceding control to the federal government, but rather, we worked diligently to come up with a bipartisan, Iowa-based solution that makes the most sense for our state- a plan that would be implemented close to home. The Iowa Health & Wellness Plan will improve the quality of care for Medicaid recipients, while

a twosome due to odd numbers and they carded a 138. Dennis hit his drive on hole 6 with a 7 iron 150 yards, banked off the hill, slid down the bank, curved around the 98 degree slant, banged the pin and he got a hole in nothing. In 5th place and money winners, naturally, was the team led by the General, one Severe type, Billiam Nolte and Larrith Lockwood. Ol Billiam there sank a putt from 95 feet off the green. Yup, the guy is like a dart in the bulls eye. They shot 139 now that just ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t and I mean ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t berry good. However when you are in the money it ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, nope ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all bad. They won free tickets to ride the trolley in San Francisco, dated last week. Okay I am trachle so I must let me cranial damage regenerate so I bid you ado. Larry Lockwood told me that morbid was a high offer and Denny Foss said protein is in favor of young people. Billiam Nolte said he is antibody, against everyone. Yup once again I shall be like a snake after a mouseâ&#x20AC;Śbazinga Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gone.

rewarding patients for personal responsibility and improving their overall health and wellness. The legislation also includes an opt-out option if federal funding changes occur. We were committed to improving the quality and rigor of education our children are receiving in the classroom as well. This session we passed a comprehensive education reform package that offers flexibility for school districts, innovation for teachers, accountability from our schools for parents, and protection for taxpayers. The bill will reward excellence in the classroom and

through an innovative career pathway system for teachers, empower those excellent teachers to teach their methods to their colleagues. This legislation implements policy changes focused on achievement-driven reforms and greater student outcomes. You can be certain that we will continue to build upon the success of the 2013 session, work on additional priority issues during the interim, and be ready to lead again in January. As always, please feel free to contact me anytime with the issues you care about at linda.upmeyer@legis. or 515-281-4618.

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as he had one monster drive, one monster approach shot and one monster putt. Now one of each is an accomplishment for him. Dicky right in there hit some huge boomers off the tee, in fact one exploded the golf ball and another went so far they could never find it. They thought maybe it went over the road on #5 and down the railroad tracks ending up in Swaledale. Jimmy Sailor Saylor was uncanny as he almost made one good shot. Their victory won them a pair of Air Force brogans but they have to re-enlist. Second place with no prizes was my contingent of Ed Siems (9 holes) (Chuck Nolte (9 holes) and Duane Dorenkamp with a solid 132. If and only if we had made two more putts we would have won, now isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that genius thinking on my part. Ol Eddy the man continues to harass himself when

he makes a bad shot. Edward he calls himself, â&#x20AC;&#x153;you dumbo keep your head down.â&#x20AC;? Duane Dorenkamp smacked some great shots, he hit one 185 yards with his pitching wedge, and well itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the truth as you know I never fib. Third place and winners of mega bucks was the platoon of Mike Paine, Roger Madsen and David Levitt with a 135. David was as accurate as a fine Swiss watch on his chip shots and putts. They, whoever they are, said he chipped a shot in from 95 feet and sank a putt that was 82 feet. That is just the beginning, he continued on throughout the 18 holes with awesome shots. Roger Madsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jaw was sore when he finished and it was due to the fact that he was in awe of Daveeee Boy. Mike pain Paine smacked a drive that could be heard around the world, oh thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right it was the splash as went into the pond 35 feet in front of him. They each won a new putter but they have to order from Putter-Putt-Putt Putter Co., 1500 Putter St., Putter, Russia. Bob Siems and Dennis Foss played as



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Franklin County Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Relay For Life Franklin County residents will gather at West Fork High School Football field in Sheffield on July 27th from 11:00am to 11:00pm to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Franklin County. Over the pervious decade, Relay For Life of Franklin County has raised $501,160.30 in support of the American Cancer Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays, while involving more than 2,000 participants who have combined walked hundreds of miles and $42,413.07 for the Daffodil Days giving Franklin County at total of $543,573.37 raised over the last 10 years! Thank you does not even begin to express how much this means to our cancer patients over the years. We have participants that have been involved with the Relay For Life of Franklin County since day

one and we have teams joining us for the first time. There is a story behind every Relay participants who has been touched in some way by cancer. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groupsâ&#x20AC;Ś people from all walks of life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all aimed at celebrating the lives of those who have had cancer, remembering those lost, and fighting back against the disease. Relay For Life events are held as individuals and teams gather at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times during the Relay event. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their Relay. Relay For Life began in May

I have had good luck growing culinary herbs in pots on my sunny deck. I have also grown them in the garden in well-drained soil. I enjoy being able to experiment with fresh herbs in my cooking. Plus, you can buy herb plants for about the same price as you buy one bunch at the store. Below are some brief tips on growing and using herbs. If you want more information, check out From Garden to Table: Harvesting Herbs for Healthy Eating by North Dakota State University. Basil - Likes sunny sheltered spots. Dark green leaves have sweet flavor with mild pungency. Space 8-12â&#x20AC;? apart. Use with tomatoes; in fresh pesto; pasta sauce, peas, zucchini. Grows well in containers. Good border plant. Mint - Has tendency to spread invasively in outdoor gardens. Purple flowers. Refreshing odor & flavor. Often used as a garnish. Roots easily from stem cuttings. Used with carrots, fruit salads, parsley, peas, desserts, spring rolls, salads, sauces. Oregano - Grows well in containers. Can also propagate from cuttings or division of the mature

plant. Use with tomato dishes, beef, spaghetti, clams, soups (bean, minestrone, and tomato), beans, eggplant, and mushrooms Parsley Grows well in a container. Keep trimmed so plant does not develop flowers. Use with salads, vegetables, pastas. Rosemary - Grows well in a container. Use with chicken, fish, lamb, pork, roasted potatoes, soups, stews, tomatoes. Herbs should be purchased or picked close to the time you plan to use them. If you grow herbs in your own garden, the best time to harvest herbs is in the morning after the dew is off but the sprigs are fresh. This helps ensure the best flavor and storage quality. Fresh herbs can be stored in an open or perforated plastic bag in your refrigerator crisper drawer

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possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed at $60 court costs. Hampton police charged Brunstein Feb. 22.

1985, when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon, took the first step of his 24-hour walk around a track in Tacoma, Washington, and raised $27,000 to support the American Cancer Society. For more information on how to get involved, visit The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for then during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and

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by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about 3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more that 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or the get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.

Death Notice Donald John Jones Donald John Jones, 85, of Hampton, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at Hampton. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 12 at 1 p.m., at the Hillside Cemetery in Sheffield. Visitation was held Wednesday at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Pastor John Bryne officiated.

CSP applications due by June 14

for a few days. If you have more herbs than you can eat, put them in bouquets either alone or as part of a flower bouquet. Fresh herbs can also be dried and frozen. Peggy Martin is a Registered Dietitian who coordinates ISU Extensionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nutrition programs which help low-income families make the best of what they have. She is the oldest of seven children, grew up on a farm and is the mother of two 20 something daughters. She says her daughters used to tell her she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;cheapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, but now they have their own homes they appreciate some of her money saving tips.

DES MOINES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Iowa farmers interested in signing up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in 2013 should submit applications by June 14 at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office. CSP is a voluntary program that allows producers to go the extra mile in conserving natural resources, while also maintaining or increasing the productivity of their operations. Eligible lands include cropland, pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest land and agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe. A CSP self-screening checklist is available to help producers determine if the program is suitable for their operation. The checklist highlights basic information about CSP eligibility requirements, stewardship threshold requirements and payment types. Visit your local USDA Service Center or go online to www.ia.nrcs.

The Sheffield Press EBERLING from page 1 A group of several other coworkers came in with gifts and well wishes. Eberling was asked to spend some of the extra time sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have after retirement by making Jello cakes for her former workmates. Eberling, of Sheffield, and her husband, Fred, who also worked at Sukup Manufacturing, have three grown children. Corey, of Sheffield; Jodi, of Thief River Falls, Minn.; and Troy, of Vinton, Iowa; and 12 grandchildren.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people I worked with have been great,â&#x20AC;? Eberling said, adding that she really enjoyed working with students who worked at Sukup through a work-study program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of them didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what a screwdriver wasâ&#x20AC;? when they started, she said with a smile, but by the time they left were proficient. She said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking forward to having time to spend on the many things she hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had time for in the past.







At 2:18 p.m., Friday, June 7, the Franklin County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department was called to the West Fork Cemetery, 2411 Vine Ave., rural Dougherty (six miles east of Sheffield). According to Franklin County Sheriff Larry L. Richtsmeier, a large fight had broken out which involved a funeral procession from Hampton to the cemetery. David Lynn Woodley, 62, Cottage Grove, Minn., was charged with alleged assault with a dangerous weapon and reckless driving. He posted $2,350 bond and was released. According to the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, Woodley was related to the deceased, and more charges against other people involved in the fight are pending. The Iowa State Patrol, Franklin General Ambulance assisted at the scene of the incident. DISTRICT COURT The following were resolved recently in criminal proceedings in the district court for Franklin County: â&#x20AC;˘ Cesar Gonzalez, 31, Hampton, pled guilty June 3 to driving while barred and received a seven-day jail sentence. He was ordered to pay a $625 fine, $218.75 surcharge and $100 court costs. Hampton police charged Gonzalez Feb. 4. â&#x20AC;˘ Dustan James Brunstein, 19, Dumont, pled guilty June 3 to possession of marijuana and received a deferred judgment. He was placed on one year unsupervised probation and must perform 24 hours of community service. He was ordered to pay a $125 surcharge and $321 court costs. A misdemeanor charge for

MAGISTRATE COURT The following actions were resolved recently in Franklin County Magistrate Court: â&#x20AC;˘ Teresa Ann Ford, 41, Hampton, pled guilty June 3 to violating a no contact order. She received a 48-hour jail sentence with credit for time served and was ordered to pay $60 court costs. Hampton police cited Ford May 27. â&#x20AC;˘ James Jassie Mejia, 45, Grafton, pled guilty May 31 to fifth degree theft. He was sentenced to time served and received a $65 suspended fine. He was ordered to pay a $125 surcharge, $60 court costs and $157.40 restitution to the Hampton Fareway Store. Hampton police cited Mejia March 5. â&#x20AC;˘ Doroteo Pacheco Mendez, 41, Coulter, pled guilty June 6 to two counts of violation of a no contact order and received a 10day jail sentence with four days suspended and credit for four days served. Two other charges for violation of a no contact order were dismissed at $120 court costs. Hampton police cited Pacheco Mendez May 21. â&#x20AC;˘ Ronald Dale Johnson, 54, Hampton, pled guilty June 6 to public intoxication. He was ordered to pay a $100 fine, $35 surcharge and $60 court costs. Hampton police cited Johnson June 1. â&#x20AC;˘ Troy Lee Harms, 41, Ackley, pled guilty June 6 to public intoxication. He was ordered to pay a $75 fine, $26.25 surcharge and $60 court costs. Hampton police cited Harms June 1. CIVIL SUITS

Civil suits resolved recently in the district court for Franklin County included: â&#x20AC;˘ Bank of America v. David C. Prescott and Kristy Prescott, a mortgage foreclosure petition, was dismissed without prejudice June. 4. Civil suits filed recently included: â&#x20AC;˘ Midland Funding v. Jesse Junior Folkerds. Petition June 6 for $6,603.96 plus interest and court costs for credit card bills. MARRIAGE LICENSES Marriage license applications filed recently in the Franklin County Recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office included: â&#x20AC;˘ Tyler Randall DeBour, Latimer, and Sarah Lynn Beaver, Latimer. FRANKLIN SHERIFF Jail Census: As of 10 a.m. Monday, the department had four prisoners in custody. All were housed in the Hardin County Jail, Eldora. Thursday, May 30: â&#x20AC;˘ 4:04 p.m.: Erratic driver two miles west of Hampton on Hwy. 3. â&#x20AC;˘ Among the calls were: Prisoner transport; court-ordered transport. Friday, May 31: â&#x20AC;˘ 8:31 a.m.: Sheep out, 900 block of Hwy. 65. â&#x20AC;˘ 2:51 p.m.: Erratic driver southbound on Hwy. 65 from Sheffield. â&#x20AC;˘ 9:50 p.m.: Something with bad odor sprayed on truck at Dows Junction. â&#x20AC;˘ Among the calls were: Assistance to state patrol with accident; court-ordered transport. Saturday, June 1: â&#x20AC;˘ Among the calls were: Assistance to Hampton police; con-

trolled burn; unfounded suspicious vehicle. Sunday, June 2: â&#x20AC;˘ 3:45 p.m.: Baby hawk on ground, 1700 block of Vine Ave., Hansell. County conservation assisted. â&#x20AC;˘ Among the calls were: Barking dog in Popejoy. Monday, June 3: â&#x20AC;˘ Among the calls were: Controlled burn. Wednesday, June 5: â&#x20AC;˘ 10:11 p.m.: Erratic driver westbound on Hwy. 3 from T-24 in Butler County. Thursday, June 6: â&#x20AC;˘ Among the calls were: Prisoner transport; vehicle tagged for towing. Saturday, June 8: â&#x20AC;˘ 11:37 a.m.: Gas drive-off from Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Latimer. Sunday, June 9: â&#x20AC;˘ Citations issued included: Benjamin Hazen Ufford, 38, Dumont, simple domestic abuse assault. SHEFFIELD POLICE Wednesday, June 5: â&#x20AC;˘ 7:22 a.m.: Four horses loose west of Sheffield on 255th St. Iowa State Patrol Tuesday, June 4: â&#x20AC;˘ 3:26 p.m.: Deer stuck in fence at 155 mile, I-35 S. â&#x20AC;˘ 7:26 p.m.: Erratic driver, I-35 S. Wednesday, June 5: â&#x20AC;˘ 9:58 a.m.: Motorist assistance, 170 mile, I-35 N. Friday, June 7: â&#x20AC;˘ 7:45 a.m.: Injured deer, 165 mile, I-35. Sunday, June 9: â&#x20AC;˘ 3:06 a.m.: Female walking at 168 mile, I-35 S. Monday, June 10: â&#x20AC;˘ 4:41 a.m.: Tow needed on I-35 for vehicle which struck a deer.

FIRE & RESCUE Friday, May 31: â&#x20AC;˘ 2:23 p.m.: Ambulance call, 100 block of 210th St., Alexander. Saturday, June 1: â&#x20AC;˘ 12:45 p.m.: Ambulance call, 2400 block of Hwy. 3, Hampton. Sunday, June 2: â&#x20AC;˘ 8:20 p.m.: Medical assist, Franklin Ave. and 190th St., Dumont. Thursday, June 6: â&#x20AC;˘ 6:37 a.m.: Medical assist, 1400 block of Beeds Lake Dr., Hampton. â&#x20AC;˘ 8:18 a.m.: Ambulance call, 900 block of 3rd St., Dumont. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:03 p.m.: Ambulance call, 10 block of Pine Ridge Dr., Hampton. Friday, June 7: â&#x20AC;˘ 9:07 a.m.: Ambulance call, 1300 block of Federal St. N., Hampton. â&#x20AC;˘ 9:19 a.m.: Ambulance call, 400 block of 90th St., Dows. â&#x20AC;˘ 1:35 p.m.: Ambulance call, 1500 block of 255th St., Sheffield. Saturday, June 8: â&#x20AC;˘ 7:10 p.m.: Ambulance call, 16200 block of Grand Ave., Bristow. Sunday, June 9: â&#x20AC;˘ 8:37 p.m.: Ambulance call, 16200 block of Grand Ave., Bristow. CRASHES Friday, May 31: â&#x20AC;˘ 12:05 p.m.: Accident with property damage north of 4th St. and one block off Main St. in Sheffield. Tuesday, June 4: â&#x20AC;˘ 10:29 a.m.: Chad Alan Foster, Hampton, struck a parked vehicle ($2,000 damage) at 719 4th St. NE, Hampton. Fosterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle was undamaged. â&#x20AC;˘ 3:26 p.m.: Mackenzie DeGraw, Sheffield, struck a parked

vehicle owned by Mark Klein, Iowa Falls, at 411 Central Ave. E., Hampton. DeGraw was attempting to park and had $1,500 damage. Kleinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle had $1,500 damage. â&#x20AC;˘ 9:25 p.m.: Collision with deer at C-13 and Dogwood Ave., Meservey. Damage under $1,500. Wednesday, June 5: â&#x20AC;˘ 12:32 a.m.: Ambulance call, 700 block of 7th St. SW, Hampton. â&#x20AC;˘ 6:53 a.m.: Ambulance call, 1000 block of 2nd St. NW, Hampton. Thursday, June 6: â&#x20AC;˘ 4:24 p.m.: Susan Eichmeier was attempting to park in the 100 block of 1st Ave. NW, Hampton, and struck a parked vehicle ($1,800 damage). Eichmeier had $1,800 damage.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Confinement Feeding Operation Construction Permit Application-Iowa DNR Master Matrix Recap-Public Hearing The Franklin County Board of Supervisors has on file an application for the construction of an animal feeding operation in Franklin County, more specifically described as follows: Name: Richland Site Owner: D&E Pork Inc, Thornton, IA Contact Person: Brian Ritland, Pinnacle, Iowa Falls, IA Location: SWÂź NWÂź, Section 18, Richland Township, Franklin County. Building Description: Expansion of existing site â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Addition of one building with below ground, formed concrete manure storage measuring 51â&#x20AC;&#x2122;2â&#x20AC;? wide x 196â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long x 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; deep. Capacity After Expansion: Finish (market) hogs, number of head: 6200; Proposed animal unit capacity: 2480 Examination: Application is on file in the Franklin County Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office and is available for public inspection during the normal working hours of 8:00AM to 4:00PM Monday through Friday. Comments: Per Iowa Code 22.2, written comments may be filed at the Franklin County Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office addressed to the Franklin County Board of Supervisors until 4:00PM on Friday, June 21, 2013. The Board of Supervisors will have the public hearing and review at 10:00AM on Monday, June 24, 2013 and comments will be forwarded to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Michelle Giddings, Franklin County Auditor and Clerk to the Board Published in the Sheffield Press on Thursday, June 13, 2013

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West Fork Boys Win Two In Conference Warhawks Receiving Solid Play By Jon Hapgood ST. ANSGAR â&#x20AC;&#x201C; It has been a good week for the West Fork Baseball team, as the Warhawks won two games in Corn Bowl Conference play recently. On Thursday, June 6, West Fork defeated St. Ansgar 8-6 in ten innings of play in a conference game at St. Ansgar. The Warhawks scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to force a tie at 5-5 and extra innings. There was no scoring in the eighth inning. Each team scored a single run in the ninth inning for a 6-6 tie, and West Fork finally won the game in the tenth inning with two more runs for an 8-6 win. Spencer Halloran started on the mound pitching for West Fork. In six innings, he allowed six hits, five earned runs, walked five, and he struck out 11 batters. Jeff Hafermann pitched four innings of relief ball for the Warhawks, and he picked up the win. He allowed two hits, an earned run, walked one, and struck out four in a good stint on the mound. As a team, West Fork collected nine hits, which included a double. The Warhawks received four bases on balls, and stole four bases. Spencer Halloran, Cody Engebretson, Tanner Tuttle, and Clay Emhoff led West Fork with two hits each. Spencer had a double, scored

three runs, drove in a run, and stole two bases. Cody drove in a run. Tanner scored a run, and Clay drove in a run. Jeff Hafermann had the other hit for West Fork, and he drove in a run. Ryan Smit scored two runs, drove in a run, and stole a base. Aidan Sullivan scored a run and stole a base. Markus Wogen drove in a run, and Kyle Schultz scored a run. West Fork played errorless ball in the field on defense. In earlier action last week, West Fork scored five big runs in the sixth inning to rally past Riceville 6-4 in a conference game at Sheffield. The Warhawks led early with a single run in the second inning. Riceville assumed the lead with two runs in the fifth inning. West Fork scored five runs in the sixth, and the Wildcats answered with two runs in the top of the seventh to pull within 6-4, which turned out to be the winning score for the Warhawks. As a team, West Fork managed just five hits for the game, which included two doubles. The Warhawks received four bases on balls, and the team stole one base. Riceville committed four errors, to give West Fork chances to score. Clay Emhoff led West Fork in hitting with two hits in three trips to the plate. He had a double and scored a run.

Ryan Smit, Spencer Halloran, and Jeff Hafermann had the other hits for West Fork. Ryan scored a run and drove in a run. Spencer scored a run and stole a base. Jeff drove in a run. Markus Wogen scored a run, and Tanner Tuttle drove in run. Jacob Eliason scored a run and drove in a run. Drew Engebretson scored a run. Jeff Hafermann started on the mound pitching for West Fork, and he picked up the win. In 6.2 innings, he allowed three hits, four runs, none of which were earned. He walked two and struck out nine batters. Cody Engebretson pitched 0.1 innings in relief, and he had a strikeout. He picked up the save. In earlier conference action, North Butler defeated West Fork 4-2 in a game played at Sheffield on Friday, May 31. The game lasted six innings, and was called due to lightning. The game had originally been scheduled for the North Butler Middle School in Allison, but was moved due to wet grounds. West Fork scored single runs in the first and second innings for a 2-0 lead. North Butler scored two runs each in the fourth and fifth innings for the 4-2 win. West Fork managed just three hits for the game. The Warhawks did receive four bases on balls. The team committed just one error on defense. Markus Wogen led West Fork in hitting by going two for three

By Jon Hapgood ST. ANSGAR â&#x20AC;&#x201C; It was a trying week for the West Fork Softball team, as the Warhawks lost two games in Corn Bowl Conference action last week. However, West Fork did win one game. On Thursday, June 6, St. Ansgar blanked the Warhawks 4-0 in a game at St. Ansgar. The Saints scored three runs in the first inning, and they added a single run in the fifth inning for the win. West Fork collected eight hits as a team, and the Warhawks received two bases on balls, but the team could not convert those scoring chances. The team committed just one error on defense. Lindsey Peterson and Brittany Becker led West Fork in hitting with two hits each. Courtney Larson, Mattie Siefken, Anne Jorgensen, and Mickee Guritz had the other hits for West Fork. Ahna Larson pitched the loss for the Warhawks. In six innings, she allowed nine hits, four runs, two of which were earned, walked four, and she struck out two batters. In earlier action last week,

Riceville defeated West Fork 7-4 in a conference game at Sheffield on Monday, June 3. West Fork had an early 3-1 lead, when Riceville scored a run in the third inning to pull within 3-2. Riceville scored two runs in the fifth inning to take a 4-3 lead. The Wildcats added three runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 7-3 lead. West Fork scored a single tally in the bottom of the seventh to bring the score to 7-4 in favor of Riceville. Riceville was very adept with the bat at the plate, and the Wildcats kept the pressure on the West Fork defense during the course of the game. The Warhawks committed five errors for the game. West Fork collected seven hits for the game, which included a double, and the team received just one base on balls. Riceville committed two errors to limit the chances for the Warhawks to score. Courtney Larson led West Fork in hitting by going three for four at the plate. She had a double and drove in a run. Lindsey Peterson followed with two hits. Ahna Larson and Mattie Siefken had the other hits

for West Fork. Ahna drove in a run, and Mattie scored a run. Kelsey Nierengarten scored two runs, and Sierra Jeffrey scored a run. Ahna Larson pitched the loss for West Fork. She allowed six hits, seven runs, one of which was earned. She walked one and struck out two batters. On Friday, May 31, West Fork defeated North Butler 9-5 in a conference game at Sheffield. The game had originally been scheduled for North Butler Middle School in Allison, but was moved due to wet grounds. West Fork led 3-2 after three innings of play. North Butler tied the game in the top of the fifth inning. However, West Fork scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-3 lead. North Butler scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings, but West Fork answered with two runs in the sixth inning to gain the 9-5 win. West Fork pounded out 13 hits for the game. Courtney Larson, Lindsey Peterson, and Mickee Guritz had extra base hits for the Warhawks.

Mattie Siefken had three hits to pace West Fork. Courtney Larson and Morgan Meyer had two hits each. Mickee Guritz drove in two runs for the Warhawks. Ahna Larson pitched the win for West Fork. She allowed four hits, five runs, walked two, and she struck out six batters. West Fork is now 2-5 overall for the season, and 1-2 in Corn Bowl Conference play. The Warhawks play NashuaPlainfield at Nashua in a conference game on Friday, June 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 15, West Fork will take part in the New Hampton Invitational Tournament at New Hampton, starting at 10 a.m. West Fork will face North Butler in a return conference game at Allison on Monday, June 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Warhawks will play at Riceville in another conference game on Wednesday, June 19, starting at 5:30 p.m. On Friday, June 21, West Fork will host St. Ansgar at Sheffield in yet another conference game, starting at 5:30 p.m.

By Jon Hapgood CLARKSVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Despite losing a game, it was a good day for the West Fork Girls Softball team, as the Warhawks divided a pair of games at the Clarksville Invitational Tournament in Clarksville on Saturday, June 1. Clarksville defeated West Fork 11-6 in the first game. The Indians are ranked No. 8 in the latest Class 1A statewide poll. Clarksville scored three runs in the first inning. The Indians added a single tally in the second inning for a 4-0 lead. West Fork scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning to pull within 4-2. Clarksville responded with five big runs in the fifth inning for a 9-2 lead. West Fork answered with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull within 9-4. Clarksville added two runs in

the top of the seventh inning, and West Fork scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to bring the final score to 11-6 in favor of Clarksville. West Fork collected nine hits for the game as a team. Lindsey Peterson led the Warhawks at the plate by going three for four. She scored a single run. Morgan Meyer followed by going two for three, and she scored a run. Courtney Larson, Ahna Larson, Anne Jorgensen, and Kelsey Nierengarten had the other hits for West Fork. Sydney Shreckengost scored a run, Kelsey Nierengarten, scored a run, and Madison Shreckengost scored two runs as a courtesy runner. Ahna Larson pitched the loss for West Fork. She allowed nine hits, 11 runs, four of which were

earned. She walked four and struck out four batters. The defense for West Fork was shaky at best for the game. In the other game, West Fork defeated Northeast Hamilton by the score of 12-2 in a game that lasted five innings. Northeast Hamilton scored two runs in the second inning to take a 2-0 lead. West Fork exploded for 10 big runs in the fourth inning to take a 10-2 lead. The Warhawks added two runs in the fifth inning to create the final score of 12-2. Ahna Larson pitched the win for West Fork. In five innings she allowed just two hits, two runs, none of which were earned. She walked two and struck out four batters. As a team, West Fork collected nine hits, which included three doubles in the attack.

Lindsey Peterson led the Warhawks again by going three for four at the plate. She had a double, scored two runs, and drove in three runs. Courtney Larson, Ahna Larson, Anne Jorgensen, Mattie Siefken, Sydney Shreckengost, and Sierra Jeffrey had the other West Fork hits. Courtney scored two runs. Ahna drove in a run. Anne had a double, scored two runs, and drove in a run. Mattie scored two runs and drove in a run. Sydney scored a run and drove in a run. Sierra had a double, scored a run, and drove in two runs. Morgan Meyer scored a run, and Madison Shreckengost scored a run as a courtesy runner. West Fork is now 2-3 overall for the season.

at the plate. He drove in a run. Spencer Halloran had the other hit for the Warhawks, and he drove in a run. Ryan Smit and Jacob Eliason scored the runs for the Warhawks. Spencer Halloran pitched the loss for West Fork. In six innings, he allowed six hits, four earned runs, walked two, and he struck out six batters. Matt Heeren drove in two runs for North Butler. Ty Lewis added three hits, with two doubles for the Bearcats. Trevor Siemons pitched five innings of relief ball for North Butler, and he picked up the win. He struck out seven batters. West Fork is now 3-3 overall for the season, and 2-1 in Corn Bowl Conference play. The Warhawks play GarnerHayfield/Ventura in a non-conference game at Garner on Thursday, June 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. On Monday, June 17, West Fork will face North Butler in a return conference game at Allison, starting at 5:30 p.m. West Fork will face HamptonDumont in a non-conference game at Hampton on Tuesday, June 18, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Warhawks will play at Riceville in another conference game on Wednesday, June 19, starting at 6 p.m. On Friday, June 21, West Fork will host St. Ansgar in yet another conference game at Sheffield, starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Ned Bohach Records 800th Win Ned Bohach, the Head Coach of the West Fork Girls Softball team, has just recorded his 800th win as a softball coach. Coach Bohach achieved that milestone with a 12-2 win over Northeast Hamilton in the Clarksville Invitational Tournament at Clarksville on Saturday, June 1. He said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that big of deal for me personally. I have coached since 1971, and I even took nine years off, before getting back into coaching the sport of softball.â&#x20AC;? He continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been blessed with many great players and teams over the years. Too many to name them all.â&#x20AC;? He added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an example, Becky Peter was a star on one of the early teams, and Jill Slagle came along later. They were superstars.â&#x20AC;? Coach Bohach concluded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the game of softball, and hope to continue coaching as long as I can.â&#x20AC;? NOTES: Coach Bohach is a graduate of Moorhead State College in Moorhead, Minnesota. It is now called the University of Minnesota at Moorhead. He served four years in the United State Air Force.

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Final Results/Flight winners - June 1, 2013 Championship Flight Joe Jensen .................................................................32-33-41-(106) Max Koster ............................................................... 37-37-35 (109) Tony Bailey............................................................... 38-38-40-(116) Jacob Urdahl ............................................................ 34-39-44 (117) First Flight Caleb Sheppard ..............................................................39 -41 (80) Scott Hoegh ..................................................................... 39-41-(80) Dennis Pals.......................................................................41-39 (80) Cole Spree ........................................................................39-41 (80) Second Flight Greg Birdsell .................................................................. 43-39- (82) Scott Birdsell ....................................................................44-39 (83) Ben Topp.......................................................................... 40-43-(83) Bob Boster ....................................................................... 41-42-(83) Third Flight Jim Rhodes .................................................................... 43-43- (86) John Polk ..........................................................................43-43 (86 Al Eckenrod .....................................................................41-45 (86 John McManigal .............................................................42 -44 (86) Fourth Flight Pat Rooney ....................................................................45 - 46 (91) Jim Atkinson ..................................................................45 -46 (91) Bob Rabey .....................................................................47 - 45 (92) Scott Craw ......................................................................46 -46 (92) Fifth Flight Mike Harper .................................................................49 - 46 (95) Bart Schaefer .................................................................49 - 47 (96) John Palas .......................................................................48 -48 (96) Monte Schmale .............................................................51 - 46 (97) Sixth Flight Todd Ott .......................................................................49 -52 (101) Dustan Beeber .............................................................56 - 45 (101) Aaron Stersland ..........................................................52 - 49 (101) Kenneth Langlitz ........................................................50 - 52 (102)

Morningside Announces Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Track & Field Recruits (Sioux City, Iowa) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Morningside College head track & field and cross country coach David Nash has announced the following womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recruits who will join the Mustangs this fall. The recruits are: Katie Atkins, hurdler-sprinter, Pierce, Neb.; Kirsten Brockhoff, long jumper-sprinter, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; Victoria Figge, middle distance runner, Rock Rapids, Iowa; Jasmine Glasgo, distance runner, Essex, Iowa; Taylor Hudson, middle distance runner, Lenox, Iowa; Bethany Larson, distance runner, Sioux Center, Iowa; Kate Mathes, distance runner, Cherokee, Iowa; Victoria Pothast, middle distance runner, Melbourne, Iowa; Katlynn Schreiner, distance runner, Sioux Center, Iowa; Casey Schuster, weight thrower, Dougherty, Iowa; Tiffany Shepherd, distance runner, Corning, Iowa; Dominique Swanson, pole vaulter, Bloomfield, Neb.; Margaret Theiler, triple jumper, Omaha, Neb.; Madison Tomlinson, hurdler-sprinter, Mullen, Neb.; and Mariah Wills*, distance runner, Spirit Lake, Iowa. Casey Schuster from Dougherty is a 2013 graduate of West Fork High School, where she had a seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best of 111-6 in the discus this past season. As a junior she had seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bests of 31-9 1/2 in the shot put and 115-5 1/2 in the discus.




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JUNE 13, 2013 Sheffield, Iowa

Upmeyer named Advisory Board Member of Right Women, Right Now Washington, D.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today announced Iowa House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) will serve as an advisory board member of the Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) initiative. RWRN is a subset of the Future Majority Project (FMP) the RSLC launched last year focusing on identifying, recruiting, supporting and electing new women candidates to state level offices across the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am honored to be chosen as an advisory board member of Right Women, Right Now and I am committed to our mission to recruit and support qualified women candidates across the states,â&#x20AC;? said Upmeyer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all know qualified women who should run for office and who would be outstanding leaders â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to us to ask and encourage them to run. I look forward to joining leadership of Right

Women, Right Now to support women who will work to tackle the challenges within our states reducing the size and scope of government, keeping tax dollars in the pockets of the families and balancing sound budgets.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Upmeyer is an exceptional leader, and we are honored to have her join us in guiding Right Women, Right Now,â&#x20AC;? said RSLC President Chris Jankowski. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The key to advancing the Republican Party is inviting everyone to the table to ensure our party reflects the full diversity of our nation. We look forward to joining Right Women, Right Now to identify women candidates like Leader Upmeyer who believe in the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, and supporting job creators who can lead the way in our states. The RSLC is fully dedicated to helping these qualified women run for office.â&#x20AC;? The Right Women, Right Now 2013 Advisory Board members

are: Pam Bondi, Co-Chair, Attorney General of Florida; Beth Harwell, Co-Chair, Tennessee Speaker of the House; Kim Wyman, Co-Chair, Secretary of State of Washington; Rebecca Kleefisch, Co-Chair, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin; Connie Conway, Republican Leader of California State Assembly; Lizbeth Benacquisto, Senate Majority Leader, Florida; Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor of Iowa; Linda Upmeyer, Majority Leader, Iowa House of Representatives; Becky Lockhart, Speaker of the House, Utah; Barbara Comstock, Member of Virginia House of Delegates; Cathy Gillespie, Co-Chair of Constituting America. Upmeyer was first elected to the Iowa House in 2002 and elected House Majority Leader in 2010. She and her husband, Doug, have five grown children and four grandchildren.

AMES, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iowa school children may be counting the days until summer vacation begins, but they may not realize summer means â&#x20AC;&#x153;back to schoolâ&#x20AC;? for teachers. Registration is now open for the fourth annual Iowa Family Economics and Financial Education (FEFE) Teacher Training workshop. This workshop focuses on teaching middle and high school educators to use new tools and build their skills to teach financial literacy to their students. Research compiled by Cynthia Fletcher, a professor and family economics specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, shows that many educators feel they are not well pre-

pared to teach financial skills to their students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While 89 percent of the teachers surveyed agree that students need financial education, relatively few teachers believe they are adequately prepared to teach personal finance topics,â&#x20AC;? said Fletcher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The summer workshop is our direct response to that professional development need in Iowa.â&#x20AC;? In 2012, educators who attended the ISU training workshop were asked to fill out a survey. Only 27 percent felt they were well prepared to teach financial education to their students coming into the workshop. After the course, 87 percent felt that they were well prepared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These sur-

veys show dramatic change in the confidence and preparation to teach this content after the workshop,â&#x20AC;? said Fletcher. The Iowa FEFE Educator Training workshop is Aug. 6-8 at Iowa State University. To register, visit the registration website at mnet/fefe/home.html. The registration deadline is July 15. Licensed Iowa educators will receive a discount on the workshop price. Attendees will receive hard copies of the FEFE curriculum, learn about new technologies and identify ways to customize the information learned during the workshop to fit their classroom.

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Caregivers Program begins June 18 Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide tools you need to take care of yourself. If you take good care of yourself, you will be better prepared to take good care of your loved one. As a participant you will learn how to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

Iowa State University Extension is sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers program in Hampton. This program has been tested and evaluated through a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging. Classes consist of six, 2 ½ hour sessions held once a week. Jane Schmitt and Dawn Henning, two local registered nurses, are certified to conduct this program. Interactive lessons, discussions and

brainstorming help you take the â&#x20AC;&#x153;toolsâ&#x20AC;? you choose and put them into action for your life. Sessions are scheduled every Tuesday for six weeks and begin on June 18. Classes will be held at Franklin County Extension Office from 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 p.m. There is a $50 fee for the program. For more information or to register, contact Franklin County Extension Office at 456-4811.

American Legion Auxiliary Meets Five members of Harlow Ray Massee met at the Sheffield Inn on June 5. President Marilyn Sheahan opened the meeting with all formalities. The secretaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report was read with no corrections and was approved. Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report given and approved. Poppy Distribution report was given with excellent participation and a big thank you to the

West Fork 3rd grade Art Class for the interesting posters. Thank You everyone that had any part in distributing, receiving one, wearing one, or just saying you, this made our Poppy Day one great day. Election of Officers is as follows: President Marilyn Sheahan, Vice President Betty Heginger, Sec./Treas. Shirley Brady, Historian Ruth Brayton, Chaplin

Lou Brown, Girls State Louise Camron, Music Jackie Burk. The next meeting will be August 7 with place to be announced later. Refreshments were cookies and coffee to honor Ruth Brayton on her birthday. Meeting Adjourned as per protocol. Shirley Brady Sec.

Genealogical Society to meet June 15

The Franklin County Genealogical Society will be meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at the Franklin County Historical Society Library on the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hampton. For more information, call 641-456-2093. All interested guests are welcome.

Kaplan U hosts movie night

Kaplan University is joining forces with the North Iowa Youth Center on Friday, June 14 for a family movie night. Wreck-It Ralph will be featured from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kaplan University Campus (2570 4th St SW, Mason City, next to Hobby Lobby). Admission is free and will include popcorn and refreshments. Call 641-420-6609 with questions.

Franklin County Fair Entry Forms Due June 21

All Franklin County 4-H and FFA members wishing to exhibit at the 2013 Franklin County Fair must fill out and return entry forms to the Franklin County Fair Office, located in the Convention Center on the fairgrounds in Hampton, by 6 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Entries may be mailed to Fair Office, Box 442, Hampton, Iowa 50441, but must be post marked by June 21. Entry forms were mailed to 4-Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ers in their fair packets in June. 4-Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ers who did not receive fair packets should contact the Franklin County Extension office at 641-456-4811. FFA members can get entry forms from their advisors.


GEDÂŽ Students Graduate at NIACC A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday, May 29 to celebrate 66 students completing their GEDÂŽ through North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC). The ceremony was held at 7:00 p.m. in the North Iowa Community Auditorium with a reception for family, friends and special guests. GEDÂŽ graduates must successfully complete the GEDÂŽ battery of tests to obtain their high school equivalency diploma from the Iowa Department of

Great Iowa Treasure Hunt surprises many DES MOINES, IA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is encouraging Iowans across the state to be on the lookout for this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Iowa Treasure Hunt publication. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are currently holding over $258 million for over one million accounts,â&#x20AC;? Fitzgerald stated. Iowans are encouraged to check their local papers and see if their name or the name of someone they know is listed. The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is a free service provided by the treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My office wants to reach as many Iowans as possible to make them aware of this program,â&#x20AC;? Fitzgerald said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more people who know about the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt, the more money we are able to return.â&#x20AC;? The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt program has returned over $160 million in unclaimed property to more than 394,000 individuals since Fitzgerald started the program in 1983. Unclaimed property refers to money and other assets held by financial institutions or companies that have lost contact with the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own-




Public Instruction. Over the past 20 years, nearly 2,700 individuals have passed the GEDÂŽ tests through NIACC. This year, 18 graduates received $250 scholarships from the NIACC Foundation. One graduate will receive full tuition scholarships for the 2013-14 school year. Area students earning their GED diploma this year are listed by hometown. Rockwell: Tony White; Sheffield: Zach Markert.

er for a specific period of time. State law requires these institutions and companies to annually report and deliver unclaimed property to the state treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, where it is held until the rightful owner of the property is found. The money could be from forgotten or inactive savings/checking accounts, utility refunds or deposits, uncashed insurance benefit checks, lost stock and dividends or even abandoned safe deposit box contents. Visit greatiowatreasurehunt. com to see if the state treasurer has property belonging to you.

Ten members of Dougherty American Legion Auxiliary, Post #354 meet at Beckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greenhouse on Saturday morning, June 8,, with Becky Litterer as hostess. A delicious brunch was served and a business meeting was lead by President Delores Marzen. Poppy sales of this year were discussed with ideas where we might sell them next year. Meetings were scheduled for the upcoming year. The standing officers were nominated and they accepted the offices for the upcoming year.





The Sheffield Press

JUNE 13, 2013 Sheffield, Iowa


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The hallways at West Fork Elementary in Sheffield became a crowded maze last week. All classrooms were cleared so new cabinetry and shelving can be installed this summer. (Photo by Nick Pedley, Hampton Chronicle)

Summer renovations in full swing at West Fork By Nick Pedley Though classes have been out for a week, West Forkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school buildings in Sheffield and Rockwell are still buzzing with activity. Numerous improvements to outdated facilities have been a main focal point for Superintendent Darrin Strike this spring. Topping the list of renovations is a completely revamped heating system in the middle school buidling and a new roof at the high school. The price tags on the projects may give some folks sticker shock, but Strike explained that the improvements will have an immediate impact on the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual spending. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new boiler will improve efficiency by 20 percent, and that will be seen right away. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an extensive project, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needed,â&#x20AC;? he said. Strike said estimates have the boiler replacement pegged at upwards of $800,000. Included in that cost is the removal and replacement of asbestos-wrapped pipes. The superintendent explained that a large portion of the cost is earmarked for the asbestos abatement process. The district had to hire one firm to handle the

removal and another to moniter air quality. According to Strike, the old boiler was installed over 40 years ago. The district investigated installing a geo-thermal system in Rockwell, but engineers steered them towards a hot water set-up powered by natural gas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The building really isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best type for geothermal,â&#x20AC;? explained Strike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s older and two stories tall, and the number of years to see a payback would take too long. They figur ed geothermal just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t viable.â&#x20AC;? The district must have the project finished by the next heating season. Work removing pipes and asbestos was ongoing since mid-May and completed last Thursday. Though it may surprise some that asbestos removal started during the school year, Strike assured that the building was safe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t-go-anywherenear-that-building type of situation,â&#x20AC;? he said, explaining that workers kept areas quartered off and controlled with reverse air pressure, quality monitoring and plastic barriers. The new boiler may be West Forkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest project this sum-

New landscaping was completed outside West Fork Elementary in Sheffield this spring. (Photo by Nick Pedley, Hampton Chronicle) mer, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone focus. The high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original rubber membrane on the roof was replaced and is near completion. The protective layer had reached its 10 to 15-year lifespan, and leaking problems had be-

come an issue in certain portions of the building. The project was started in May and cost the district roughly $80,000. Additionally, new shelving and cabinetry will be installed in each elementary classroom this sum-

West Fork Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

Students at West Fork High School must be enrolled in at least 4 high school classes to be eligible for the honor roll. NIAAC classes are graded per semester and are not considered in the quarter honor roll. A Honor Roll 9th Grade Jacy Guerrero, Maya Rowe, Melanie VanHorn 10th Grade Jacee Arbegast, Drew Engebretson, Siera Jeffrey, Chey Liekweg, Madelynn Nelson, Aspen Olsen,

Taylor Rooney, Micayla Schulz, Celeste Staudt, Michaela Sullivan, Laura Thorson 11th Grade Zach Greimann, Anne Jorgensen, Allison Novotney, Colton Rowe 12th Grade Lotte Christensen, Emily Drenth, Michaela Hansen, Evan Meester, Cassie Reiter, Nikki Simmons, Sydney Staudt, Macy Sturges B Honor Roll 9th Grade

Jordan Greimann, Jakob Gustin, Alex Jirak, Sydney Kingery, Lucas McKinnon, Taylor Nuehring, Kalynn Washington 10th Grade Erika Bangs, Britta Becker, Lea Carlson, Josh Corporon, Donnica Keeling, Lucas Klang, Ahna Larson, Nicole Rich, Mitchell Robeoltman, Madison Shreckengost, Sydney Shreckengost, Evan Sprung, Dalton Streblow, Peyton Twedt 11th Grade Samantha Allen, Sam Ams-

baugh, Caleb Crooks, Josi Fjone, Luke Gustin, Amanda Julsen, Taylor Logan, Courtney Lowe, Ethan Meints, Kelsey Nierengarten, Dustin Rader, Andrea Reed, Collin Schoning 12th Grade Mitchell Barnes, Steven Follmuth, Tyler Greimann, Brittany Jones, Grayson LeDuc, Sarah Lyles, Morgan Meyer, Kyle Parcher, Payton Plagge, Mattie Siefken, Aidan Sullivan

The following West For High School students achieved â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll status for the 2nd semester of the 2012-2013 school year. 9th Grade: Jacy Guerrero*, Maya Rowe*, Melanie VanHorn*. 10th Grade: Drew Engebretson*, Siera Jeffrey*, Madelynn Nelson*, Aspen Olsen*, Taylor Rooney*, Micayla Schulz*, Celeste Staudt*, Michaela Sullivan*, Laura Thorson*. 11th Grade: Zach Greimann*, Anne Jorgensen*, Allison Novotney*, Colton Rowe*. 12th Grade: Lotte Christensen*, Molly Dhondt, Emily Drenth*, Michaela Hansen*, Evan

Meester*, Justin Paul, Cassie Reiter*, Nikki Simmons*, Ryan Smit, Sydney Staudt*, Macy Sturges*, Aidan Sullivan. The students listed below achieved â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll status for the 2nd semester of the 20122013 school year. 9th Grade: Jakob Gustin*, Alex Jirak*, Sydney Kingery*, Taylor Nuehring*, Kalynn Washington*. 10th Grade: Jacee Arbegast, Collin Arndt, Britta Becker*, Lea Carlson*, Josh Corporon*, Donnica Keeling*, Lucas Klang*, Chey Liekweg, Nicole Rich*, Mitchell Robeoltman*, Kyle Schulz, Madison Shreckengost*, Sydney Shreckengost*, Evan Sprung*,

Peyton Twedt*. 11th Grade: Samantha Allen*, Sam Amsbaugh*, Caleb Crooks*, Josi Fjone*, Taylor Graney, Luke Gustin*, Amanda Julsen*, Taylor Logan*, Courtney Lowe*, Ethan Meints*, Kelsey Nierengarten*, Dustin Rader*, Andrea Reed*, Collin Schoning*, Ashley Stevens. 12th Grade: Mitchell Barnes*, Brooke Emhoff, Steven Follmuth*, Tyler Greimann*, Tyler Johnson, Brittany Jones*, Katharina Josipovic, Britne Kingery, Grayson LeDuc*, Sarah Lyles*, Morgan Meyer*, Kyle Parcher*, Payton Plagge*, Taylor Schlichting, Mattie Siefken*, Ayla

Stumpf, Haley Swenson, Josh Vestweber. The following students achieved â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll status for the 4th quarter of the 20122013 school year: Jacee Arbegast and Chey Liekwig, both 10th Grade. The following students achieved â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll status for the 4th quarter of the 2012-2013 school year: 9th Grade, Lucas McKinnon; 10th Grade, Erika Bangs, Ahna Larson, and Dalton Streblow; 12th Grade, Aidan Sullivan. *An asterisk denotes honor roll achievement for both 4th quarter and 2nd semester of the school year.

$250 scholarships from the NIACC Foundation. One graduate will receive full tuition scholarships for the 2013-14 school year. Area students earning their GED diploma this year are listed by hometown. Rockwell: Tony White; Sheffield: Zach Markert.


West Fork Second Semester Honor Roll

GEDÂŽ Students Graduate at NIACC

A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday, May 29 to celebrate 66 students completing their GEDÂŽ through North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC). The ceremony was held at 7:00 p.m. in the North Iowa Community Auditorium with a reception for family, friends and special guests.

GEDÂŽ graduates must successfully complete the GEDÂŽ battery of tests to obtain their high school equivalency diploma from the Iowa Department of Public Instruction. Over the past 20 years, nearly 2,700 individuals have passed the GEDÂŽ tests through NIACC. This year, 18 graduates received

mer. Despite having nine make-up days, Strike said the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s projects are on schedule. Many other smaller renovations like landscaping and interior renovations will help freshen up the

Sheffield and Rockwell campuses and benefit the district in the long run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The district has grown following the consolidation over the past few years. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all part of the growing process,â&#x20AC;? Strike said.

West Fork CSD Board Agenda Monday, June 17, 2013 â&#x20AC;˘ 5:00 p.m. Superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Rockwell 1. Call Meeting to Order & Roll Call 2. Welcome & Recognize Visitors 3. Consent Approvals a. Agenda b. Minutes from 5/20/13 c. West Fork Bills d. West Fork Financials 4. Review/Approve School Fees for the 2013-2014 School Year 5. Review/Approve School Bus Purchase Proposal 6. Discuss/Approve Open Enrollment Applications 7. Discuss/Approve Accelerated Reader Contract for 2013-2014 8. Discuss/Approve Middle

School Math Curriculum Updates 9. Personnel a. Discuss/Approve contract for MS Volleyball Coach b. Discuss/Approve contract for .5 FTE At Risk Instructor at the High School c. Discuss/Approve contract for .75 FTE Technology/Business instructor d. Discuss/Approve contract for Head Varsity Volleyball e. Discuss/Approve contract for MS Girls Track 10. Principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report 11. Superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report 12. Adjournment

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