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PRIDE AWARDS The deadline for nominations for the Logan Chamber of Commerce Pride Awards is Jan. 31. Nominations are being taken for business person of the year, volunteer of the year, outstanding teacher and outstanding senior. Forms can be found in various businesses throughout town.



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SHORT TAKES LEGISLATIVE DAYS The dates for the annual Legislative Days sponsored by the Logan Kiwanis Club and Logan Chamber of Commerce have been set. They include 10 a.m., Jan. 29, Feb. 12 and March 12 in the Logan Community Center. Everyone is urged to attend.

COAT AND BLANKET DRIVE Logan’s annual blanket and coat drive for the homeless and local distribution is underway. Blankets, coats of all sizes, mittens, gloves and scarves are being collected. Also, new or near new hats, mittens, gloves and boots (sizes 1-6) are being collected for Lo-Ma students that need them. The collection boxes are located in the Fourth Avenue Mall building.


Lo-Ma Board approves bus purchase, staff resignation at Jan. 12 meeting Mary Darling Editor A bus purchase and a resignation were among items on the LoganMagnolia School Board agenda Jan. 12. The need for an additional bus was presented by transportation director

Angie Clark. She had bids from Hoglund Bus Co. on two different 65-passenger buses. The board approved the purchase of a 2010 International with hydraulic brakes for $74,945. This bus is in stock and can be delivered this month. The resignation of high school history teacher, John

Schulte was approved by the board. Schulte has taught at Logan-Magnolia since August of 1990. Gary Altwegg, Ed Gambs, John Espenmiller and Tom Stoner presented a photo sample of a 16-inch by 24-inch bronze plaque they would like to erect under the clock in front of the auditorium naming it

the Gene Evans Auditorium. On the plaque it would say, “In recognition of more than 38 years of dedicated service to the Logan-Magnolia Community School District.” Altwegg said some people have wondered why they chose the auditorium since he had more to do

Iowa Farmland value up 15.9 percent in 2010

LIBRARY MEETING A “Friend Your Library” meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 26 for anyone interested in supporting and promoting the Logan Public Library. Meet in the lower level meeting room of the library.

Mary Darling Editor The annual survey by Iowa State University Extension shows the average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa increased 15.9 percent in 2010. According to the survey, the statewide aver-

age land value as of Nov. 1 was $5,064 an acre, up $693 per acre from 2009. In Harrison County the survey showed an average value of $5,151 an acre in 2010 compared to $4,326. An increase of 19.06 percent or $825. Monona County also showed an increase from $3,934 in 2009 to $4,676

in 2010. An increase of 18.84 percent. Other area counties and their results included: Crawford: $5,427 (2010) - $4,608 (2009) 17.79 percent increase Shelby: $5,506 (2010) - $4,625 (2009) 19.04 percent increase Pottawattamie: $5,553 (2010) - $4,656 (2009)

19.25 percent increase Mills: $5,121 (2010) $4,288 (2009) 19.43 percent increase Mike Duffy, ISU Economist who conducted the survey said it is important to remember the time span when evalSEE LAND VALUE Page 2

Byways of Excellence to honor four at banquet Feb. 19

CRAFTERS NEEDED Crafters are needed for a craft fair Feb. 26 sponsored by the Logan United Methodist Women. If interested call Harriett at 644-3276 or 644-2592.

REPUBLICANS TO MEET The Harrison County Republicans will meet Jan. 20 at Pizza A’mour at 118 Iowa Street in Dunlap. Those wishing to eat should arrive at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will convene at 7 p.m. National committeeman Steve Scheffler will speak. Election of officers will also be held. For more information contact Chair Sheila Murphy at or 712-642-2849.

Logan Council narrows down candidates for deputy clerk Editor

The Harrison County Crimestoppers will meet at 7 p.m., Jan. 19 in the Logan Public Library meeting room. The meeting is open to the public.

As a fundraiser for post-prom, the Lo-Ma junior class has a can collection bin available at the Logan Mini Mart parking lot.


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with the gym. “When we built this school, he did everything in his power to get the auditorium built,” Altwegg said. There would be no cost to the school. The item was not on the agenda, so the board will

Velma Oliver

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Whitey Mensching

The Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold its Byways of Excellence banquet Feb. 19 at Shadow Valley Country Club in Woodbine. A tradition since 2004, the event salutes four members of the Harrison County community for their professional and/or personal contributions. Those to be honored this

year include: Velma Oliver (Health and Medicine); the late H.E. (Whitey) Mensching (Business); Charlie Wolford (Education and Civic Leadership); and Scott Hinkel (Youth). •Velma Oliver Oliver was born in 1932 in rural Woodbine and attended rural country school until fifth grade. She graduated from Woodbine Public High School. Oliver

is married to Bob and is the mother of five children, Bill, Larry, Steve, Atoya and Tanya. She has 15 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Velma took EMT classes through Iowa Western Community College and in 1977 became a member of the Woodbine rescue squad. She later took classes to become an instructor and now teaches emergency

medical services and AHA first aid and CPR for IWCC. Oliver enjoys being able to help others and sharing her knowledge. She has always felt though, that she was a mother and grandmother first and responder was just an extra reward to get to help people. Oliver has been a Sunday SEE BYWAYS Page 2

No decision was made at the Jan. 10 council meeting on the candidate for deputy city clerk. “We plan further meetings and to make an offer this week,” said council member Skip Johnson. “We have narrowed the candidates down to three. They are all very good.” The council did approve a motion to offer the new deputy clerk $12 per hour. The council approved the purchase of a 2011 Crown Victoria for the police department. The bid from Woodhouse of $23,282 was approved as was the estimated additional $2,000 needed for equipment such as a strobe package. Smith discussed the police department mobile radio situation. The Federal Communications Commission is requiring land mobile radios to migrate to narrow bandwidths by Jan.1, 2013. Some radios are new enough they can be re-programmed, others will have to be replaced. Smith told the council the radios the police department presently has, can be reprogrammed at approximately $60 per hour. Smith said Harrison County Emergency Management Director Larry Oliver plans to set up a day for all departments in the county and have someone come in and reprogram all at the same time. The city is still investigating other equipment such as well relays and radios for the tower. “I don’t know if we really need hand held radios anymore since the guys have cell phones,” city administrator Nedra Fliehe told the council. “But we do need the ones in the truck and the loader.” The council held a budget work session to close out the meeting. The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Jan. 24. CONSIDERING AN AUCTION?

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BYWAYS: Four to be honored LAND: Value increases in 2010 FROM PAGE 1 school teacher, seamstress, babysitter and foster care provider along with Avon representative and retail store clerk. She states that community involvement allows her to give back to the community. “I feel that volunteering is a good way to help others and give back to my community and make a positive difference.” •H.E. (Whitey) Mensching (posthumously) Whitey Mensching was born Aug. 11, 1925 in the Pisgah area. He worked the family farm until graduating from Magnolia High School in 1942. He married Fran Dec. 1, 1946 when he was still in the military. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1947. During his military service he was a forward observer and Quartermaster, along with being a chauffeur for a colonel and general. After he and Fran were married, he farmed for a year and then joined the Iowa Highway Patrol. He was with the patrol for three years and then sold cemetery lots in Illinois and Wisconsin until 1953. Mensching then became chief of police in Storm Lake for three years and later returned to sales for an engineering firm in Storm Lake. That led to selling equipment in water and waste treatment. In 1975 Mensching began Vulcan Industries Inc., in Magnolia with three employees. Vulcan would soon become one of the leading manufacturers of

wastewater treatment equipment and high-quality process equipment. Mensching retired from Vulcan in 1999 and sold the company. He and Fran had nearly 64 years together and traveled around the world. They had six children, Gary, Ron, Scott, Debra, Lisa and Gayla; 24 grandchildren and 30 greatgrandchildren. Mensching passed away Nov. 13, 2010 at Immanuel Medical Center from complications due to pneumonia. He was 85. •Charlie Wolford Wolford was born in Omaha Sept. 9, 1926 and went to Holy Name High School. He went to war and later finished his high school education at the age of 20. Wolford attended Creighton University and completed telegraph school through the railroad. He was employed in Omaha, Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley from 1963 to 1986 when he retired from the railroad. He was the centralized traffic controller, under the direction of the dispatcher. He was married to Gurina on May 1, 1954 and they were married for 50 years. Together they had six children, Joseph, Mary, Thomas, AnnMarie, William and Mark. Wolford has helped with senior meals and was the manager of the senior center in Missouri Valley. He has served on the board at Kovar Court, is a chaplain for Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital, is a certified nursing assistant and activity caregiver in the Alzheimer’s

Unit at Longview Home. Wolford was ordained as a deacon for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Missouri Valley in October 1993. Wolford said, “Some of the most memorable moments of my life have been working and building the community and watching the fruit of my labor help improve the community.” •Scott Hinkel Scott is a senior at Missouri Valley High School. He was born in Omaha, Neb., Feb. 13, 1993 to Kay Hinkel and Henry Hinkel II. Scott has grown up in Missouri Valley being active in many school and extra curricular activities. He will graduate in May, 2011 and plans to pursue a nursing degree. Scott has been involved in many school and community youth groups including swim team, youth bowler, First Lutheran Church, Key Club, cross country and HOSA. He has received the following awards: Western Iowa Conference AllAcademic Award, Wendy’s Heisman High School Award Winner 2010; academic letters, Kohl’s Kids Who Care, Vice-President Iowa HOSA 2010, Key Club Member of the Year. He currently works at Valley Drug in Missouri Valley along with being a lifeguard at the Blair YMCA and Missouri Valley Aquatic Center. Among colleges he is considering attending are Midlands University, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Northwest Missouri State University or Briar Cliff.

FROM PAGE 1 uating survey results. “This has been especially true the past few years when corn and soybean prices have varied considerably,” Duffy said. “Monthly prices for corn averaged 37 percent higher July to November this year compared to average monthly prices from January through June. Soybean prices are 21 percent higher over the same time span.” The highest land values were reported in Northwest Iowa at $6,356 per acre. The lowest values were in South Central Iowa at $2,690 per acre. The highest county average in the state was O’Brien County at $7,148 per acre,

up 16.2 percent from 2009. Decatur County had the lowest average at $2,085 per acre and the lowest dollar increase of $128 per acre. The greatest dollar increase was $1,152 in Wright County. According to Duffy, land values should remain strong at least for the next several months. Beyond that there is a fair degree of uncertainty with respect to whether land values can maintain their current levels. “The volatility in corn and soybean prices and production costs lead to tremendous uncertainty and volatility in the land market, as historically reflected in the Iowa State survey. Land values were up

22 percent in 2007, down 2.2 percent in 2009 and up 15.9 percent in 2010. Since 2004, Iowa land values are up 93 percent,” Duffy said. There has also been a substantial shift in the fundamental supply and demand situation for farmland, Duffy said. “Over 60 percent of the 2009 respondents indicated there were fewer sales in 2009 compared to 2008. This was the largest drop in sales reported in the Iowa State Survey,” Duffy said. “In 2010, almost threefourths of the respondents said sales were either the same or less than 2009. This shows the slump in sales is either continuing or in some cases, worsening throughout the state.”

BOARD: Monthly meeting held FROM PAGE 1 make a final decision at the Feb. 9 meeting. Junior/senior principal Christi Gochenour reported there are presently 32 students taking online courses through Iowa Western Community College at the school with 20 scheduled to take courses fourth quarter. She discussed allowing some of the students to take a laptop home with them and the paperwork that would be necessary for them and their parents to

complete. “I don’t want any student to think they can’t take online courses because they don’t have the technology at home,” Gochenour said. She also informed the board the Web site is ready to be edited. “My goal is to have it up and running by the end of January,” Gochenour said. Elementary principal Jim Makey discussed an article regarding cognitive guided instruction, which is what the elementary staff is working on.

Head cook Peggy Kelly met with the board to update them on how the lunch program works and various federal requirements. She said menus are planned two months in advance. Commodities come in every six months but sometimes not everything ordered is received so menus are subject to change. She said the state mandates the serving sizes of meals. An early graduation request from Rachel Troshynski was approved by the board.

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Down Home By Sandy Turner Sandy Turner writes a weekly column “Down Home” which is published in several newspapers in the Midwest. She puts a humorous spin on issues that revolve around families and every day life, drawing from her own experiences.

Dad, snowdrifts and freezing temps It’s hard to find anything good to say about this week. Between dealing with snow, freezing temperatures and worrying about dad, I was about to blow a gasket. I was beginning to think frequent visits plus sorting hundreds of nuts and bolts was working until dad shoveled the driveway with a short-sleeved shirt on. My worries of him being bored suddenly turned into concerns of his capability of being home alone. Snow drifts are freaking him out and he’s constantly staring at the backyard worrying that the eight-foot mounds are going to knock over the privacy fence that separate him from a car dealership. His conversations sway between flying over Iceland during World War II and wishing he could move south. He was getting more than just grumpy, at times he was just plain ole’ mad. His dog is so desperate to get outside he runs to the back door as soon as I show up. Dad convinced himself that the dog was going to get sucked into the snow like quicksand. Since the dog is 20 pounds overweight, it is a struggle for him to wade through, even though I make paths that quickly get covered up by the constant drifting. By Thursday he’d almost convinced me that maybe he’d be better off in a place where he would have the comfort of being surrounded by others and wouldn’t have the stress of worrying about the dog, the snow or the frozen birdbath. How long would he have stayed outside in freezing temperatures with a short-sleeved shirt on? What if he thinks the dog is stuck in the snow and tries to retrieve him? I often wish we could have 15 minutes of conversation without dementia playing a part in it. I’d quickly ask him the questions that I’m trying to find the perfect answers for. Ten years ago when his dementia was just slightly apparent – and he knew what was coming – he told me the answers, but I need to know if they still hold true. Do you want to live alone? Are you really unhappy or just frustrated because you can’t sit in your backyard – your favorite place in the whole world? When I come by after work he’s already heading to bed. As soon as it gets dark, he’s down for the count. Dad called and it was 7:30 at night. This can’t be good, as a dozen scenarios run through my mind. The neighbor was calling to say that he found dad and dog frozen in the backyard or his confusion had finally got the best of him and he forgot where he was. “Young lady,” he said in a stronger voice than I’ve heard in awhile. “Where are you?” which quickly took me back to teenage days of running rampant. “Home,” I said. “What’s wrong?” “I couldn’t go to sleep until I knew you were OK. There are snow drifts 10 feet tall out there.” Turned out to be a great week after all, as I knew a part of dad is still intact and he’s going to be OK.


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In a blaze of glory Helmuth Fromsdorf was wet behind the ears, out of his depth, or any other phrase one chose to describe him. At the ripe age of 24 the high command had made the inexperienced young man commander of the U-853 German submarine. Dismayed crewmembers described their commander’s poor judgment and leadership skills in the letters they wrote to family and friends. Fromsdorf had served as a junior officer, but his previous job had illprepared him to run a submarine. Perhaps, his superiors promoted him to captain because after losing nearly 800 U-boats and commanders the Germans had to use the people they had. Though Helmuth’s men mocked him behind his back, he was probably perceptive enough to know they doubted his ability to command. The U-853 had a good combat record in spite of Fromsdorf’s youth and inexperience, and it was operating off the New England coast in early 1945. The German phase of the war ended, and on May 4, 1945 German Naval Headquarters in Berlin ordered all U-boats to cease

hostilities and prepare to surrender. Captain Fromsdorf didn’t acknowledge the message and turned his submarine into a rogue agent of continuing warfare. The U-853 prowled up and down the coastline until it found the USS Eagle Boat off Portland, Maine. A torpedo sank the ship and 49 crew members died. The U-boat continued along the coast searching for more prey until it found the US Merchant Marine ship, the SS Black Point off Point Judith Lighthouse, R.I. The Black Point went down with 19 crewmembers in full view of employees on the lighthouse. They and several ships sent out an SOS and the USS Coast Guard Cutter Moberly with the USS Alerton left the US Naval Base at Newport, R.I. to search the water with sonar. The U-853 desperately evaded the Americans and fled to deeper water, but the U-boat was no match for the two ships. Sonar found the submarine off Block Island, R.I., and sailors dropped their depth charges, as the U-boat continued to elude them. Hedgehog rockets combined with the depth

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charges to finish the career of the U-853 and her crew. Though debris and diesel oil rose to the surface, the bombardment continued until May 6 when the Navy confirmed that the U-boat with her crew of 56 men had been destroyed. It was the last German submarine to be sunk in United States waters. No one knows why Helmuth Fromsdorf chose to die in a blaze of glory. Did he value the fatherland more than his own life? Or was he still trying to prove to himself he was worthy of command? Whatever the reason, he took many men to the afterlife with him. The United States government tended to hide or minimize attacks within its borders to avoid public fear and panic. This policy prompted Navy officials to describe the dead as victims of boiler explosions.

Since they were listed as “killed by accident,” the sailors were ineligible for U.S. Purple Hearts. The case was closed. Paul M. Lawton, a lawyer and naval historian studied the case, and he thought the dead sailors had been treated unjustly. After two years of extensive research, he and his helpers proved the naval officials were wrong and after more persuasive pressure, the U.S. Secretary of the Navy conceded the error and corrected the official records to show the crew men were “killed in action.” James Fahey, a military archivist helped by locating old military files and arranged for officials to present Purple Hearts to next of kin on the USS Salem. At last, justice was done for the men killed in Helmuth Fromsdorf’s blaze of glory.

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Legacy of Loess Say what you will, but the most interesting and dominant landform in all of Iowa is only found in the western border counties, namely the Loess Hills. Loess is wind-deposited dust that actually occurs to some degree whenever the wind blows on open land. In March and April when cropland is bare and we get strong winds sweeping across the land, dust is moved around and can pile up just like snow drifts. What happened here? Ice that was up to a mile thick slowly melted during the last glacial period and great volumes of meltwater had to go somewhere. Huge rivers carried the water from the ice away, the energy of the water carried ground up rock debris along. As the water moved, the flow varied and the rock debris was sorted into bigger stuff – sand and gravel, medium sized stuff, called silt and fines called clay. A relief map of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota shows the Missouri River, which formed as the primary meltwater outlet from northern glaciers, has a valley that significantly broadens around Sioux City. South of Sioux City, this broad valley allowed

the massive volumes of meltwater to spread out and slow down. When flowing water slows, it progressively loses the energy to carry first gravel and then sand, then silt and finally clay. Effectively, the flood plain was turned into a soil-particle sorting machine. While every flood plain does that, the Iowa and Nebraska Missouri River bottom is classic. Today sand lenses are remnants of a stream with fast water, and where the water spread out and stood during each cool winter when the ice to the north melted more slowly and the river level dropped, a vast plain of sorted fine clay was deposited. Those clayey deposits are today referred to by geologists as river back swamps, but locally we call them gumbo or other more choice words. During all the melt runoff there were frequent strong winds predominantly blowing from west to east that accessed the fresh and loose deposits left in the valley. Wind is able to pick up particles, especially the medium-and fine-sized ones, and clouds of dust blew, mostly moving to the east. At the edge of the valley, the slight rise caused the wind to lose energy and

Rich Pope Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator drop the silt first, and slowly a ridge built up. Throughout the centuries, we wound up with this geological snow fence effect that today we call the Loess Hills. My definition of the Loess Hills includes the Missouri River bottom. Let’s look at just a few of the legacies we have from that geologic drama of glacial meltwater and strong winds on western Iowa. For one, the deposited silt largely originated from limestone rock. As much as 30 percent of the soil volume is lime, which means if you want to grow blueberries or azaleas, or other acid-needing plants, you have a problem. Also, loess is very uniform, and when wet those individual silt particles have trouble holding together. As you drive around Harrison and neighboring counties, road cuts through the loess

are nearly vertical, to keep them from getting soaked with rainfall. A sloped bare surface of loess saturates with water and loses strength, leading to dramatic erosion. Look no further than stream head gullies in the loess that can grow to over 100-feet deep. Add to it that the north-facing slopes have different summer exposure to the sun from south-facing slopes, with the southern exposure dryer, and you have different plant communities. Trees establish more readily on the north-facing slopes. These are at the core of the unique beauty that characterizes the hills and attracts tourists, hunters and scientists. For additional information contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension Office at or 6442105.

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Harrison County Sheriff Report By Sheriff Pat Sears Jan. 6 •Deputy Cohrs took a report of suspicious activity on Salina Avenue. The area will be checked. Jan. 7 •Deputy Clemens responded to a domestic situation in Little Sioux. The caller had locked her husband out of the house. After some discussion the husband left the residence. No charges were filed. •Deputy Knickman is investigating phone harassment on 194th Street. •Deputy Knickman was advised that someone was using the dumpster outside the community building in Mondamin. The subject was located and told to remove what they had put in the dumpster or charges would be filed. •While assisting Omaha Police Department, a marijuana grow was discovered. A search warrant was obtained and evidence seized. Charges are pending. •Deputy Doiel stopped

a vehicle in Mondamin for a traffic violation. An open container of beer was found in the car. The driver, Patricia Allmon of Mondamin, was arrested and transported to jail. Allmon was charged with OWI and open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Randy Hillman, a passenger in the car was cited for open container and released. Jan. 9 •Deputy Knickman responded to a report of suspicious activity on 286th Street. Nothing was found to be missing. It appears someone was trying to steal fuel. •Deputy Cohrs is investigating a residential burglary on Lima Trail. •Deputy Cohrs is checking on a report of animal neglect on Toledo Avenue. After talking to the owner, the animals will be checked again soon. •While on patrol on State Highway 127, Deputy Doiel stopped a vehicle for speeding.

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While talking to the driver it was determined the driver had been drinking. David Smith of Pisgah was arrested and transported to jail. Smith was charged with OWI and speeding. Jan. 10 •Deputy Knickman assisted with a reported credit car fraud. The credit card company’s fraud department will follow up. •Deputy Cohrs responded to an alarm on Quay Avenue. It was found that the owner had tripped the alarm. Jan. 11 •Deputy Doiel arrested Kevin Peasley of Little Sioux on outstanding arrest warrants. Peasley was transported to jail without incident. •To report Crimestopper information call 1-800-247-0592. •To report littering call 1-888-665-4887. Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

City of Logan Police report for December By Sgt. Richard D. Hiatt Citations: 10 Written warnings: 6 Dec. 1 Officer took report of juveniles drinking at a residence in Logan. Officer investigated and found it to be a false report. Officer assisted Harrison County Sheriff’s office on a traffic stop. Dec. 3 Officer took report of a gas drive off from a business. Charges are pending. Officer conducted a welfare check at a residence on East Sixth Street. Officer found subject to be OK. Dec. 4 Officer took report of a vehicle being vandalized. Charges are pending. Officer took report from a parent concerned about juveniles conducting illegal activities. Officer assisted Iowa State Patrol on a traffic stop west of Logan on U.S. Highway 30. Dec. 7 Officer took report of a possible restraining order violation being violated. Officer found there to be no restraining order in effect at this time. Dec. 8 Officer assisted motorist with vehicle that had broken down. Dec. 11 Officer called to South First Avenue for a downed power line. Officer assisted stranded motorist from snowstorm. Dec. 12 Officer assisted with vehicle being removed to clean streets. Dec. 13 Officer called to a residence on West Fifth Street for juveniles acting out. Dec. 14 Officer assisted Harrison County Sheriff’s Department with a vehicle that had broken down. Dec. 15 Officer called to school to assist with removal of two juvenile males. Dec. 17 Officer called to a residence on East Ninth Street for harassing text mes-

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sages. Officer spoke to both parties and advised them to cease activities. Officer took report of a male subject looking into windows at a residence in Logan. Officer took complaint of a barking dog on North Fifth Avenue. Officer located owner and advised owner to take dog in for the evening. Dec. 21 Officer assisted Harrison County Sheriff’s Department with a stranded motorist that hit a deer east of town. Dec. 23 Officer called to a residence on North Fifth Avenue for a report of threats being made. Officer was unable to locate subject involved, or indicate this was taking place. Dec. 24 Officer assisted semi driver with backing down a hill after not making a correct turn to head out of town. Officer assisted Harrison County Sheriff’s Department with a road condition check south of town. Dec. 25 Officer assisted Logan rescue on a call. Dec. 26 Officer assisted Woodbine Police Department on an investigation. Dec. 27 Officer took report of a possible break-in at a resi-

dence on Wessar Drive. This case remains under investigation at this time. Dec. 29 Officer assisted with removal of road debris on U.S. Highway 30. Dec. 30 Officer located suspicious person on State Highway 127 north of Logan. Officer located subject and assisted with a ride home.

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Courthouse Fines & Fees MARRIAGES Andrew Earl Dick, Woodbine and Julie Ann Hughes, Louisville, Neb. SMALL CLAIMS Credit Management Services, Inc. vs Bob Erixon, Theresa Erixon, Missouri Valley Credit Management Services, Inc. vs John Coddington, Shari Coddington, Missouri Valley Credit Management Services, Inc. vs Myrna Dozier, Richard Dozier, Missouri Valley Credit Management Services, Inc. vs Amy Congdon, Shelby Merchants Credit Adjusters, Inc. vs Jerry Young Jr., Beth Youth, Missouri Valley Merchants Credit Adjusters, Inc. vs Carole

Gdowski, Edward Gdowski, Logan Danny Kenkel vs Minday L. Cryderman, Missouri Valley Accredited Collection Service, Inc. vs Lisa Mann, Logan Accredited Collection Service, Inc. vs Terry Spencer, Pisgah Midland Funding LLC vs Michael Johnson, Missouri Valley MM Finance LLC DBA EZ Money Ch. Vs William Sick, Mondamin Capital One Bank, N.A. vs Jennifer Clevenger, Missouri Valley Media Solutions Inc. vs Lloyd Pryor, Logan SPEEDING Wyatt Malone, Dunlap Cindy Gearhart, Missouri Valley Erik Stewart, Little

Sioux Ellis Jacobsen, Missouri Valley VIOLATIONS Jonathan D. Freihage, Pisgah, possess/purchase of alcohol by person under 21 Michael Hinkel, Logan, fail to maintain control Herman Bierwirth, Missouri Valley, fail to obey stop sign and yield right of way Matthew Hotz, Logan, fail to obey stop sign and yield right of way Matthew Kunkee, Modale, dark window/windshield Kyle Brosamle, Dow City, careless driving Shirley Weedin, Mondamin, operate without registration Victoria Chamberlain, Missouri Valley, operate without registration

UNL Extension offers beef cow herd profitability workshop Feb. 3 Getting a healthy calf on the ground at calving time is critical to the success of any cow herd operation. Pre and post calving health, nutrition and management practices and decisions can affect the cow and calf and impact the profitability of the operation. To help producers manage these important aspects of their cowherd enterprise, UNL Extension will offer two beef profitability workshops on Feb. 3. The workshops will be held at 1 p.m., at the Washington County Extension Office, 597 Grant St., Blair, NE, and at 6:30 p.m., at the Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1071 County Road G in Ithaca. Registration begins 30 min-

utes prior to the start of the meetings. Featured speakers are Dr. Richard Randle, UNL Extension Beef Cattle veterinarian and Dr. Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, speaking on pre and post calving cow nutrition and mineral supplementation. Additional topics will be forage sampling and testing by Sara Ellicott, Saunders County Extension Educator and Monte Stauffer, Douglas/Sarpy Counties Extension Educator and Body Condition Scorer at Calving by Steve Tonn, Washington County Extension Educator. Preregistration is encouraged

by phone, fax, or e-mail or mail one week in advance. Discounts apply. Cost is $10 for registrations received by Jan. 27 or after the fee is $15. Walk-ins are welcome on Feb. 3. Preregistrations will be accepted at the Douglas/Sarpy Counties Extension Office, at 402-444-7804; the Washington County Extension Office, 402-4269455 and the Saunders County Extension Office, 402-624-8030. Fees include reference materials and refreshments. For more information you can call Ellicott at 402624-8030 or e-mail or visit

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Neighbors Organic initative deadline March 4 Iowa farmers must apply by March 4 to receive financial assistance in fiscal year 2011 through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic Initiative. This year nearly $1.4 million is available statewide for applying organic farming practices. In the last two years, Iowans received nearly $5 million through the organic initiative. Through this initiative, producers who transition to organic agriculture can receive special assistance for meeting their conservation goals. In addition, previously certified organic producers can receive EQIP assistance for applying new conservation practices to their operation to treat a natural resource concern. Under EQIP, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps farmers apply conservation practices to optimize environmental benefits on working agricultural lands. These practices include, but

are not limited to, cover crops, nutrient and pest management, prescribed grazing, residue and tillage management and seasonal high tunnel systems for crops. Applicants with certified organic operations must submit a copy of their current Organic System Plan to NRCS. Producers who apply for assistance to transition their operation to organic production will be required to submit a selfcertification letter stating the applicant agrees to develop and implement conservation practices consistent with an OSP. All organic initiative applicants must provide the name and contact information of the USDA-accredited certifying agent who certified the organic operation. Organic producers can receive up to $20,000 per year or $80,000 over six years through this initiative. To apply for an EQIP contract visit NRCS at your local USDA Service Center.

Graduates from basic training at Lackland Airman Erica H. Lambertsen graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas Dec. 30, 2010. She was one of 39 graduates out of 711 chosen to take part in the honor flights. This means she met or exceeded all qualifications to earn the privilege. She is presently at Fort Sam Houston where she will receive her medical lab requirements. Lambertsen is a 2010 graduate of Logan-

January 19, 2011


NEW SESSION BEGINS IWCC continuing education classes

Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) is seen signing his oath of office in the Iowa House chambers as the 84th General Assembly kicked off Jan. 10 at the Capitol. Windschitl was re-elected Nov. 2. During the session you can reach Windschitl at or through the House switchboard at 515-281-32221. Photo submitted

Photos needed for Loess Hills calendar Photographs are now being accepted for Images of Western Iowa: The Loess Hills 2012 calendar. “Images will be accepted through Feb. 15. There is no monetary reward for images, but if an image is published in the calendar, the photographer gets a free calendar and discounts on multiple copies,” said president Colleen Shol. Pictures are needed from all seven counties along the Missouri River. “The Loess Hills, their activities, flowers and animals are wonderful subjects for calendars and photographers from all over come to

Western Iowa and take photographys,” Shol said. Profits from the calendar help support the effort of the Loess Hills Hospitality Association, that promotes and educates about the Loess Hills unique landforms. “Photographs on shiny paper or digital forms are both accepted, although digital forms do produce better images,” Shol said. Submission forms are available at the Loess Hills Visitor Center and Gift Shop, P.O. Box 51 in Moorhead or by calling 712-644-7692 for forms or more information.

The Shelby County Center of Iowa Western Community College in Harlan is offering the following upcoming continuing education classes: Taekwondo: Learn the basic kicks and blocks as well as the rudiments of self-defense and competitive Taekwondo. 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 20, 16 sessions, $105. Hatha Yoga Level I: Through postures, alignment, breathing techniques and relaxation, these yoga classes embody a style that honors Yoga’s ancient tradition. 7 p.m., Jan. 24, eight sessions, $69. Energy Medicine for Women: Based on the work of Donna Eden it directly addresses improving women’s health. 11 a.m. to 2 .m., Jan. 29 and 30, two sessions, $69. QuickBooks Level I: Learn the accounting software program that allows you to set up your business records according to your needs. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Feb. 5, three sessions. Intro to Computers Accelerated: Learn basic computer concepts, such as turning on and off correctly, parts of computer and their functions, desktop icons, using the mouse etc. 1 to 3 p.m., Feb. 7, two sessions, $59. Invisible Machine Appliqué: It will take a second look to see how this

method is done on a sewing machine. 6 to 9 p.m., Feb. 7, one session, $25. Microsoft PowerPoint: Learn the basics of PowerPoint, what it is used for and techniques. 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 7, two sessions. Children in the Middle: Provides education and affirmation for parents with the primary focus on the needs of children of all ages. 6 to 10 p.m., Feb. 15, one session, $40. Microsoft Expression Web: Save hundreds of dollars on professional web design fees by learning to create your own web site. 6 to 9 p.m., Feb. 17, sex sessions, $195. Driving Unimpaired: Required course for anyone arrested for drinking and driving. Two sessions; 6 to 10 p.m., Feb. 18 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 19. Digital Cameras: Learn how to take pictures with a digital camera and prepare them for presentations, web pages, documents and/or email to friends and family. 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 21, two sessions, $59. Microsoft Word for Windows: Learn how to create, edit, save and print a document, etc. 1 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 21, two sessions, $99. For more information or to register call the Shelby County Center at 712-7553568.

Harrison County Humane Society meets The Harrison County Airman Erica Lambertsen Magnolia and the daughter Humane Society met Dec. of Terry and Sandy 9. Those present included, Larry and Gayle Hayes, Lambertsen of Logan. Kathy Alvis, John Riley, Jon McElderry, Diana Milovich, Lisa Brooks, Jenell Gorham, Paula Allen, Melissa Vana, Christina Dickinson, Jeanette Riley, LuAnn Kahle and Helen Rogers. $373,273. Minutes of the Nov. 11 Disbursements totaled $2,207,775 for the year meeting were approved and ended June 30, 2010. They put on the Web site. Treasurer’s report: Total included $243,697 for employee salaries and ben- funds of $24,193.32. efits, $13,634 for interest Collections for November, on bonds and $1,590,034 $2,744 and expenses of in closure and postclosure $2,120.02. Jeanette Riley requested to rent a larger care costs. A copy of the audit lock box at the bank as report is available for there are multiple items to review in the Office of the keep there. A larger one is Auditor of State and the $45 per year. This was Harrison County Landfill approved. Shiverfest: The reindeer Commission’s office.

Audit completed for HC Landfill Commission Williams and Company, Certified Public Accountants, released the auditor report Jan. 12 of the Harrison County Landfill Commission in Logan. Williams and Company reported the Harrison County Landfill Commission had total revenues of $929,533 for the year ended June 30, 2010, which included tipping fees of $502,873 and county and city assessments of

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provided by Terry and Audrey Evans were a huge drawing for the group. They took in $230 for pictures taken. Next year Hayes will bring his laptop and use digital cards for printing while some other members take pictures which will speed up the process. Signs will be posted for cost of pictures and caution tape around the reindeer corral for everyone’s safety. It was requested that Jeanette write a receipt to Terry and Audrey Evans for their donated fee of bringing the reindeer. Santa Paws: Went well, but not as many attended this year. The group sent out 500 flyers with the school children in the LoMa school and also placed flyers around town. Next year this will take place the day after Shiverfest so people will know that is the schedule.

Kennel update: Larry has one opening right now. He and Gayle found two dumped kittens and brought them in and adopted them. Larry and Gayle adopted Petey and absorbed the cost of neutering. Larry is looking for a carport to be placed over his kennel. He would also like to add a kennel. Grant money received was for the purchase of kennels. Larry is looking for good prices to add one. Two weeks is the time frame to keep dogs before putting them up for adoption as they get dewormed when they are first brought in and then another in two weeks. Plus they receive a Parvo shot. LuAnn Helen said a grant of $3,000 had been applied for from the Iowa West Foundation and only $2,000 granted, but the Wubena Rand Foundation issued the other $1,000.

More grants are being investigated. Membership Drive: January is the kick off membership drive. The group discussed various ways to make the drive a success. Also discussed was the possibility of doing a raffle. February is Spay and Neuter awareness month: Discussed doing a write-up for the paper. A date in January will be set up for a spay and neuter clinic. There are grants available for the purchase of surgical equipment. The possibility of a traveling clinic with Pawbuster was discussed. 28E Agreement: Kathy presented a sample agreement. The group will ask the cities what can be budgeted for the Humane Society. It would not be for animal control, just for a shelter and adoption facility.

Be Prepared for Early-and Possibly Unwanted Retirement

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Given the economic climate we’re in, you may one day be faced with a downsizing or otherwise forced to retire earlier than you had planned. But even if that happens, you can still maintain control of your financial future — if you make the right moves. Unfortunately, many of us are ill prepared for events such as forced early retirement. In 2009, more people filed for Social Security than any year in history, with a big increase in the number receiving reduced benefits because they filed before their full retirement age. And they paid a heavy price, too — 62-year-old workers who filed for benefits early lost about 25 percent of their monthly benefits over waiting until their “full” retirement age of 66, according to the Social Security Administration. Of course, if you are forced to take an early retirement, you, too, may need to tap into your Social Security earlier than you planned. But that’s just the beginning — you might also need to start withdrawals from your IRA and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, even though you had planned on leaving those accounts intact for a few more years. And that’s why you won’t want to wait until early

retirement is thrust upon you before taking action. While you’re still working, consider these steps: • Boost your contributions to retirement plans. Put as much as you can possibly afford into your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan. Every time your salary goes up, try to increase the amount you contribute to your retirement plan. Also, contribute regularly to your traditional or Roth IRA. • Be prepared to rebalance your portfolio. If you’re facing a forced early retirement, or even if you think it’s a possibility, you may want to rebalance your portfolio to provide more opportunities for income. Talk to your financial advisor about income strategies appropriate for your particular situation. • Build up cash accounts. Even during “normal” times, it’s a good idea to keep an emergency fund, in cash or other liquid vehicles, containing six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses. If you suspect a forced early retirement is heading your way, try to beef up your cash holdings as much as possible. • Repay any 401(k) loans. Once you’ve left your employer, you may be forced to repay a 401(k) loan within two

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months — an obvious hardship during a stressful time. • Work part-time. Even if you were forced to retire from one job, it doesn’t mean you couldn’t find another. This might be the perfect time to take a part-time job in an area in which you’ve always wanted to work. • Get some help. By consulting with a professional financial advisor, you may find that you actually can afford to retire early. A financial advisor can help you develop those income and spending strategies that are appropriate for your situation. And the earlier you get this type of help, the more options you ultimately may have. You may not be able to avert an unwanted, early retirement, but by preparing for it, as far in advance as possible, you can improve your chances of maintaining the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.


Logan Herald-Observer January 19, 2011

HC spring grant deadline is Feb. 1 Greg Christiansen of Missouri Valley, chair of the Harrison County Community Foundation, reminds Harrison County nonprofit organizations that only two weeks remain for grant applications for the $98,000 available. The deadline is Feb. 1 and this year the new online form simplifies the application process. Detailed application procedures and fact sheets can be obtained online at Contact any board member for additional information. Contact Dennis Nissen or Denise Cardos at 800-794-3458 with grant application specific questions.

Only organizations providing charitable services in Harrison County are eligible. They must be able to demonstrate broad community/county support and supply a copy of their 501(c)3 IRS determination letter. Requests for general operational funds will not be considered. Board members are Christiansen, Missouri Valley, 712-642-2761; vice chair, Nancy Cohen, Persia, 7 1 2 - 4 8 8 - 6 1 8 5 ; secretary/treasurer, Treva Block, Dunlap, 712-6435442; Alan Anderson, Logan, 644-2485; Susan Bonham, Logan, 644-2401 and Cindy Pryor, Woodbine, 712-647-2741.


Early Access Program for parents and their children Early ACCESS is a partnership between families and young children, birth to age 3 and providers from the Department of Education, Public Health, Human Services and the Child Health Specialty Clinics. The purpose of the program is for family and staff to work together in identifying, coordinating and providing needed services and resources that help the family assist infants or toddlers to grow and develop. All services to the child are provided in the child’s natural environment including the home and other community settings where children of the same age without disabilities participate. Services required to be provided include: service coordination; screenings, evaluation and assessments; individualized family service plans; assistive technology; audiology; family training/counseling; health services; medical evaluations to determine eligibility; nursing; nutrition; occupational therapy; physical therapy; psychology; social work; special instruction; speech language therapy; vision;

transportation. Infants or toddlers are eligible if they are under the age of 3 or have a condition or disability that is known to have a high probability of later delays if early intervention services are not provided. They are also eligible if they are experiencing a 25 percent delay in one or more areas of growth or development. There are no costs to families for service coordination activities; evaluation and assessment activities to determine eligibility or identify the concerns, priorities and resources of the family or development and reviews of the individualized family service plan. The service coordinator works with the family to determine costs and payment arrangements of other needed services. Some services may have charges or sliding fee scales or may be provided at no cost. Costs are determined by a variety of factors that are individualized to each child and family. For more information v i s i t : www.Early/ACCESSIowa or or call Cathy Ryba, regional liaison at 712-366-0503.

ServSafe class to be held in March ServSafe, the national certification program for food service employees, will be held in Logan March 14 and 21. Participants must attend both sessions. The cost of the course is $135, which provides 10 hours class time, a manual and the national certification exam. It will be held at the ISU Extension Office, 304 4 E. Seventh St. in Logan. Anyone interested in preparing and serving safe food is welcome to attend. The course is voluntary;

however, some companies and state licensed facilities including restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and assisted living facilities may require ServSafe certification. For more information and a registration form, contact the Harrison County Extension office at 644-2105 or your local ISU extension office. Anyone needing to take the recertification exam only may contact the office for more information. Registration is required by March 7.

Tami Dunham’s third grade class at Logan-Magnolia has been practicing singing the National Anthem since the second week of school. In social studies the first part of the year, they read about honoring people and Veterans Day and learned the words to the national anthem. Every day the class says the Pledge of Allegiance and then sings the “Star-Spangled Banner.” The class decided to perform the song at the Jan. 7 home basketball game between Logan-Magnolia and Boyer Valley, and dressed in red, white and blue for the occasion. Omaha’s KETV Channel 7 was even there to record their performance and aired it later that weekend during the evening news. Dunham said the event would not have been possible without the help of the administration, staff, parents and fellow co-workers. Submitted photo

Additional petit jurors drawn for first quarter of 2011 Additional petit jurors for Harrison County for the first quarter of 2011 have been added to the jury pool. They do not need to appear unless they receive a summons from the Clerk ofCourt. They will serve from Feb. 1 through March 31. DUNLAP: Janice Allen, Jordan Androy, Shannon Fouts, Kathleen Granger, Michael Gunia, Thelma Heaps, Laura Heller, Larry Kenkel, Mary Kirk, Karen Kline, Jeff Lehan, John Mefferd, Paula Riester, Martin Smith, Perry Staley. LITTLE SIOUX: Marilyn Abbey, Erin Brown, Michaela Carritt, Jeannie Chlupacek, Victor Crowder, Robert Goodrich, Shirley Harl, Samuel Holland, Jerry Hussing, Kenneth Kuhns. LOGAN: Harley Bertelsen, Kimberly Boehler, Clifford Brewster, Luanne Burkhart, Jeffrey Clark, Donald Cooper, Lorie Darr, Cami Ettleman, Jason Fisher, Janice Griffith, Christopher Hahn, Calvin Harris, Jerry Jensen, Marlyn Jordan, Shirley Kersten, Jenelle Kline, Charles Lesline, Paula Lewis, Rebecca Loftus, Kimberly Mann, Jami Monico, Linda Moon, Steven North, Norma Oviatt, Eric Rider,

Tonya Roberts, Garrett Schwery, Jerry Sherer, Rebecca Sipp, Tana Stephens, Lori Straight, Jolene Whitmore, Adam Wilson, Kala Wingert, Ryan Wohlers. MAGNOLIA: David Blasnitz, Ralph Ellsworth. MISSOURI VALLEY: Janet Anderson, Nathan Bertelson, Debra Brinkman, Myrna Britton, Bruce Burnham, Kevin Christensen, Marlyn Clifton, Jill Custer, Jean DeWaele, John Doty, Ronald Duncan, Lawrence Faylor, Robert Fernside, Amber Finken, Kenneth Fisher, Clayton Foreman, Michelle Foreman, Dawn Foutch, JoEllen Fouts, Peggy Gilmore, Margaet Gravett, Kimberly Hatcher, Christina Heinen, Tracy Hiles, Lisa Hoersch, Chad Hopkins, Clarence Huffman, Pamela Imperato, John Isbell, Teresa Jantzon, Faith Jensen, David Jones, Richard Kelly, Karen Lanctot, James Long, Nanette Love, Jane Lytten, Troy Maasen, Elliot Marshall, Donna McDunn, Cynthia McGrath, Taylor McKee, Timothy Meade, Michael Miller, Sarah Muell, Jennifer Neill, Elaine Nielsen, Ben Norris, Valerie Nuzum, Beth Oloff, Carla Page, Kathy Preston, Jo Ann

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Ragan, Barbara Rains, Cynthia Reichart, Lori Sanchez, Karen Schnackenberg, Casey Sisson, Steven Smith, Thelma Smith, David Stueve, Lauella Thacker, Larry Theisen, Karen Voss, Merle Waples, Lesa Wilson, Pearl Wilson. MODALE: Todd Boesch, Melanie Dekruif, James Herman, Jordan Pettid, Patrick Stevens. MONDAMIN: Victoria Allmon, Larry Armstrong, Patty Booher, Nikolas Glennie, Pamela Gochenour, Robert Harris, Andrew Jedlicka, Joseph Litel, Cheri Mensching, Lois Patterson, Ruth Shaffer, Sharon Shelton. PERSIA: Kristina Brich, Gregory Crozier, Donald Divelbess, Deanna Huebner, Judy Iwen, Diane Johansen, Colin Parsons, Ralph Paul, Lacinda Sibert.

PISGAH: Susan McColley, Arron CleaverMcWilliams, Kristina Dyer, Carl Gore. SHELBY: Weston Dittmer, Haley Peterson. WOODBINE: Nathan Barry, Jeanna Baxter, Taylor Blum, Lowell Boe, Heath Brunow, Donna Clark, Lauren Cox, Ilene Davidson, Richard Dinovo, Jessie Ehlert, Mark Esser, Clinton Fitchhorn, Lynn Goodrich, Rusty Gosch, Graham Harper, Gregory Herbrandt, Dennis Julfs, Teri Kirby, Jacalyn Leaders, Alice Lee, James Lenz, Mary Marsh, Cheryl Moores, Harold Navrude, Tahlia Nelson, Keith Oliver, Dana Pruess, Darcy Quick, Arthella Sanders, Sherry Sneed, Dean Stephany, Miriam Thiele, Frank Tozser, Sara Trierweiler, Jerene Valles, Jimmie Vandemark.

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“Turdy Point Buck” DVD Print your Game (Trophy) pictures on the Kodak Picture Kiosk located at Everything Ellen, The Flower Shoppe 413 Walker St. • Woodbine, IA 51579


312 E. 7th-Logan, IA 51546 ■ Phone 644-2710 Pam Parsons, Paula Stueve, Peggy Sieleman Serving the Area Since 1887

Leave a 4x6 print or send a 4x6 print to: Picture This, 45 - 7th St. • Woodbine, IA 51579 to be included on the “Turdy Point Buck” DVD

If you can’t spell a word, don’t use a dictionary, ask Olivia. She is an outstanding speller and all around excellent student.

Be sure to include: Name - Address - Phone # $11.99 pre-paid DVD will be sent to you along with your 4x6 print upon completion Kodak Picture Kiosk is great for printing from your TRAIL CAMERA or contact Lyn for information on TRAIL CAMERA DVDs

Picture This Photo & Music Preservation Lyn Moores, owner • 712-592-1627

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Church Obituaries JESSICA METHVIN Jessica Elizabeth Methvin, 27, passed away Dec. 21 after struggling with cancer treatments for the past six months in Fort Bragg, N.C. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m., Jan. 22 at the Logan Christian Church with Pastor Scott Weber officiating. Organist was Vicki Koenig and vocalist Rick Powell. Selections were, “Amazing Grace” and “It is Well With My Soul.” Taped selection was “I Can Only Imagine.” She was buried at 11 a.m., Jan. 24 at the Magnolia Cemetery. Jessica “Jessie” was born July 21, 1983 in Council Bluffs. She attended school in Logan until the fourth grade and then finished her schooling in Denison. She joined the Army in 2001 and was honorably discharged after reaching a rank of Specialist E-4. While in the military service she was stationed in South Carolina and Colorado. Later Jessie continued further schooling in massage therapy. She met her husband, Russ, while living in Colorado. On June 10, 2006 she and Russ were married. Together they lived in Washington and spent three years in Tennessee and upon their arrival in North Carolina she merged her battle with cancer. While growing up in Denison, Jessie participated in dance and band. She played the clarinet and trumpet. Her interest in the great outdoors was not her favorite in her young years until meeting Russ. She would go with him anywhere. With Russ she enjoyed exploring whether it be the city or outdoors. She always looked back on the hikes she accomplished through Colorado and around Mt. Saint Helens THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Modale and Missouri Valley Pastor Kim Crummer 642-3168 or 642-2464 Modale Worship, 9:30 a.m. Missouri Valley Sunday School during church services Missouri Valley Worship, 10:30 a.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Logan Branch Pres. - Wayne Kennedy Sunday Sacrament, 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11:20 a.m. Primary 11:20 a.m. Priesthood and Relief Society, 12:10 p.m. Seminary and MIA, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays Mutual/Scouts, Wed. 7 p.m. LITTLE SIOUX CHURCH OF CHRIST 403 Mulberry Little Sioux, Iowa 51545 (712) 646-2644 Wayne Bahr, pastor Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Worship 9:00 a.m. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Persia Pastor Kirk Parsons Youth Leaders Kirk and Pam Parsons

and Mt. Rainer, Wash. One of her most memorable trips was when she took on Washington D.C. with her one-year old daughter, Phoebe. She looked forward to sharing more adventures with Phoebe. All agreed Jessie and Russ made a nice couple. She would help him enjoy life and he would help her become a woman. Jessie enjoyed shopping, Facebook and texting to keep in touch with friends and family. Her friends all noted that she was a very loyal and trusted friend. She always stood by their side no matter what. Above all Jessie loved to share time with her family. A cozy day with everyone curled up on the couch and a movie was a perfect day indeed. Through the entire sixmonth battle with cancer, Jessie kept her head up and looked to the future. She continued to wonder where Phoebe would go to college and what she would do. She continued to talk about trips and spending as much time with family as she could to the very end. Jessie was preceded in death by her grandmother, Doris Jensen. Survivors include her husband, Russell Methvin and daughter Phoebe, of Raeford, N.C.; father, James Clinkenbeard and his wife Evonne and sister, Rae and brother Bryce of Denison; mother, Barbara Clinkenbeard and sisters, Jaclene and Whitney Reimers of Council Bluffs; father-in-law, Ray Methvin and mother-in-law, Sandra Methvin of Loretta, Tenn.; grandfather Kenneth Clinkenbeard and grandmother Marilyn Clinkenbeard of Mondamin; grandfather Harold Jensen of Council Bluffs and many more family members and friends. Logan Memorial Chapel 215 North Fourth Avenue Logan, Iowa 51546 644-2929

Sunday School 9:30 Worship Service 10:30 First Sunday of every month, 9:30 worship followed by fellowship LIFELINE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH Pastor Ray Sorenson Assoc. Pastor Hank Gruver 1207 Harrison St., Dunlap, Iowa - 6435475 Sun.: 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship; Thurs.: 7 p.m., Intercessory Prayer. PERSIA TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Merlene Ostebee Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. Communion the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month GRACE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP of the CHRISTIAN and MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

Missouri Valley Pastor Brad Westercamp 9:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Nursery through adults. 10:30 a.m. Worship Nursery and children’s church provided during worship - infants through 3rd grade. Wed., 7 p.m.,men’s


The public is invited to a FIRST LEGO League jamboree from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Jan. 26 at the Logan Community Center. The Harrison County Extension Service is conducting the program which is open to the public. Attendance is free and encouraged. FLL is an international competition designed to challenge youth to work collaboratively to solve challenges that address realworld problems. Each team of six to 10 youths works on a predetermined set of topical challenges under the mentorship of volunteer adults in the community. Each team prepares within four competitive areas that are judged at regional and state competitions. The first is an interview of the team by a panel of judges to measure teamwork. The second involves a LEGO-based robot that is designed and appropriately programmed to complete a set of tasks. The third area involves team research of a topic within the overall theme complete with a presentation to demonstrate both problem solving

and communication abilities, and finally, the designed robots enter competition to complete prescribed tasks. Eight teams from five Harrison County communities have worked since September honing their problem-solving skills to answer the challenge program. This year’s program is “Body Forward,” about biomedical engineering skills. There are seven “core” values that are keys throughout the program. They include: We share our experience with others; we display gracious professionalism; we do work to find solutions with guidance from mentors and coaches; what we discover is more important than what we win; we are a team; we honor the spirit of friendly competition and we have fun. This year, Harrison County FLL teams learned another value, namely adversity often leads to creativity. The December state-qualifying regional competition in Sioux City was cancelled because of a blizzard. In lieu of the qualifying, regional repre-



sentatives to the Iowa state competition in Ames Jan. 15 was accomplished by drawing lots and three local teams were drawn, two from Logan and one from Woodbine. In addition, because there were openings in the Nebraska state competition, the teams from West Harrison Community and a second team from Woodbine were selected and will travel to Ashland, Neb., in February. Because of the cancellation of the regional contest, the Extension office pushed to hold this local event to reward teams for their effort, but more importantly to provide a venue to display teams’ creative solutions to both sponsors and the public. Sponsors in Harrison County are, Bill Cunard of Culligan Water Conditioning, Missouri Valley; Logan Do It Best Hardware, Logan; Logan Kiwanis; Cogdill Farm Supply; Woodbine Kiwanis; Hoffman Agency, Dunlap and Missouri Valley Kiwanis.

Logan Post Office officials are asking customers to keep letter carriers safe by shoveling a path to their mailbox as soon as possible after it snows. “Keeping a path clear to your mailbox will go a long way toward keeping our letter carriers safe and ensuring mail delivery each day.” Logan letter carriers, who each make an average of more than 600 deliveries a day, will continue to do their best to deliver the mail, Chambers said, but when mailboxes and approaches are buried in snow and ice it can make it difficult for letter carriers to make deliveries safely. Unsafe conditions can delay or even prevent mail delivery. If access is not safe, mailboxes are blocked and streets are impassible, letter carriers must consider safety and accessibility first. They are instructed to refrain from delivering to locations they deem too hazardous, Chambers said. “We want to thank those customers who have cleared their walks, steps and approaches to mailboxes following each snow storm,” Chambers said.

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Doug and Katie Cooper of Mondamin, are the parents of a son, Justin Allen, born Dec. 22 at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha, Neb. He weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. He joins a brother, Kent, 13 years old and sisters, Ellen, 12, Brooke and Danielle, 3. Grandparents are Sharon and the late Jim Cooper of Mondamin and Dan and Becky Allen of Lucas. Great grandparents are Mary Neill of Missouri Valley, Junior and Theresa Patterson of Lucas and Frances and the late Edwin Allen of Chariton.

and women’s fellowship study and prayer MONDAMIN BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Harley Johnsen Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday - Youth Group “Magnolia Fire Escape” 7:30 p.m. at Magnolia Fire Hall Wednesday Family NIghts 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (during school year) LOGAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Ron Riley Youth Minister Nate Powell, 644-2642 Saturday Service - 7 p.m. Sunday Worship, 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. 6th - High School Youth, 6-8 p.m. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Mondamin Co-Pastors Tomm Bothwell and John Carritt Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m PERSIA METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Orris Drake Sunday

Worship, 8:45 a.m. ST. ANNE’S Logan Rev. Michael Berner, Pastor 644-2535 • 644-2092 Saturday Mass, 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass, 8:00 a.m. ST. PATRICK’S Dunlap Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sunday 11a.m. SACRED HEART Woodbine Saturday Mass, 4 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. HOLY FAMILY Mondamin 645-2683 Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. ST. PATRICK’S Missouri Valley Rev. Michael Berner, Pastor Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pisgah Pastor Jim Young Sunday Service, 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. United Methodist Women, 1:30 p.m.

Heath and Rachel Hack of Logan are the parents of a daughter, Ella Marie, born Jan. 3. She weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. She joins big brother Ethan, age 2, at home. Maternal grandparents are Don and Vicki McIntosh and great grandmother Mary Ruth Cox, all of Missouri Valley. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Renee Hack, great grandparents Bill and Linda Hack all of Logan and Marge and the late Merle Sass of Missouri Valley.

Wednesdays MONDAMIN CHURCH OF CHRIST (Christian) 207 Noyes Mondamin, Iowa 51557 (712) 646-2644 Wayne Bahr, pastor Jeff Bierbrodt, Youth Pastor Worship – 10:30 a.m. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH Honey Creek 545-3022 Pastor David Kuhnle Bible Study, 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Class - 9 a.m. Children’s Church in 10 a.m. service ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Magnolia -Sunday Worship at Immanuel Lutheran Church Logan MAGNOLIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor. Jack D. Hofmockel Sunday Worship, 8:45 a.m. PERSIA ST. JOHN’S

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HARRISON COUNTY SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS November 4, 2010 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. Visitor: Walter Utman Grover Avenue Larry and Nancy Meyer and Kent Beebe were present to discuss last week’s public hearing on vacating part of Grover Ave. described as: A roadway known as Grover Avenue beginning at point on the north right of way of US Highway 30 in Section 24-78-45; thence continuing northerly on Grover Avenue along the west line of said Section to a point 1300 feet south of the CL/CL intersection with 305th Street. Union Pacific is planning on adding another track and is requesting closing the railroad crossing on Grover Ave. According to UP representative, Mike Blackley, the railroad will go thru with this project and expect 60-70 trains a day, which would block the Grover Ave. crossing most of the time. Mr. Meyer will contact Mr. Blackley again to see if it would be possible to have a farm crossing at the location. Motion to table action until November 9 on a motion by King, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. Engineer’s Employment Contract Tom Stoner requested a oneyear extension of his current employment contract set to expire on 10/28/2012. Only salary and contract expiration date changed. Motion to approve by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. New expiration date will be 11/3/2013. Handwritten Warrant A handwritten warrant to US Bank in the amount of $1,606.04 was approved on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. Claims Claims, as presented, were approved for payment. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by King, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Gaylord Pitt, Chairman November 9, 2010 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. Grover Avenue Larry Meyer and Dennis Osborn met with the Board regarding the vacation of a portion of Grover Avenue. Mr. Meyer said that he had spoken to Mike Blackley and keeping a farm crossing is not an option. The Board won’t vacate the County’s easement and crossing until at such time as the sub-grade is at final elevation for all new track locations through the Grover Avenue crossing. Motion to approve by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. General Election The General Election results were presented to the Board for canvassing. Abstracts and certificates were signed. Motion to approve by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. Mental Health Annual Report The annual report for Harrison, Shelby, Monona Counties for MH/MR/DD services for FY2010 was presented to the Board. Harrison County served 206 consumers. There were no appeals during the year and the waiting list for services that was enacted as of July 1, 2009 was discontinued as of July 1, 2010. The Board accepted the report as presented. Soldier Valley Annual Permits Assistant County Attorney, Ashley West, discussed Solider Valley’s annual permits with Harrison County REC and NIPCO. Both companies are refusing to sign the agreements for their in-ground lines that cross the drainage ditch. All other owners of lines have signed agreements. The Board told Ms. West to send another letter to both companies. Jewel Ave. Drainage Charlie Wisecup, George (Buck) Winther and John Tornkvist met with the Board to discuss drainage on Jewell Avenue. Mr. Wisecup said that there had been a road tube located just north of 2893 Jewell Avenue that had been nonfunctioning for a very long time. A few years ago, the landowner requested the road department to replace the tube and they did. However, now water is draining on to these gentlemen’s land. Mr. Tornkvist remembers having signed a petition against replacing the tube and thought the new tube was bigger than the replaced one. Mr. Stoner will review the situation and get back to everyone. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Gaylord Pitt, Chairman November 18, 2010 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present except King. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Visitor: Walter Utman Jail Over Time Hours Motion to approve by Smith, second by Pitt to approve overtime hours for Patty Hazen that were earned in 2009. Unanimous approval. Handwritten Warrant A handwritten warrant to US Bank in the amount of $2,456.70 was approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Mobile Home Abatement Taxes Motion to approve by Smith, second by Pitt to abate the taxes on a mobile home owned by Forrest and Elisabeth Love. Unanimous approval. Harrison County Fair John Straight stopped in to have the board endorse over a check from the Harrison County Community Foundation for the Fair Board. Fair Board will be using the money to air condition Grooms Hall. Also, looking into building a horse barn. Tax Sale Assignment Motion by Smith, second by Pitt

to assign tax sale certificate #201000241 on parcel #442002051500000 to Delta Investments. Unanimous approval. Zoning Hearing Zoning public hearings were held as advertised. 1. Roger Barry requested rezoning from A-1 Agricultural to R-1 Rural Residential on approximately 2.31 acres located in the SE1/4SW1/4 of Section 15-80-42. 2. Shawn Pieper requested rezoning from A-1 Agricultural to R-1 Rural Residential on approximately 2 acres located in the NE1/4SE1/4 of Section 2-81-41 with an amendment that the property must meet 2acre minimum. No comments from the public were heard. Motion to close the public hearings was made by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Motion to approve requests as presented was made by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Auditor Staffing Renee Hack presented information on behalf of Susan Bonham and Renee King on staffing. Hack informed the board that King has hired Heather Edney as a backup driver’s license employee beginning January 3, 2011. Bonham has agreed to pay Edney’s salary out of the Auditor’s budget for Edney to go to another county for training during the month of December. The board agreed with the hiring of Heather Edney. Solider Valley A letter from Mumm Law Firm to the Harrison County REC was approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. The letter informed the Harrison County REC that if they did not verify locations and sign a permit with the District, the District would assume that they did not have any lines within the rightof-way of the District and that the District would not be held responsible for any unintentional damage. Approval for a petition with Genee Godden which was approved on September 9, 2010 was revised to state that all costs regarding the crossing would be borne by Ms. Godden. The original minutes stated that after the crossing was put in, the District would maintain the crossing thereafter. The District only maintains outlets for drainage not crossings for access. The change was approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. Ms. Godden will be sent a letter. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned until December 2. ATTEST: Kris Pauley, Deputy Gaylord Pitt, Chairman 3-1

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028767 HARRISON COUNTY Special Execution PLAINTIFF MARTY CARRITT VS DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) DAVID B. HODGES, DIANA L. HODGES, CREVECOR MORTGAGE, INC., MIDWEST FAMILY LENDING CORP., MERCHANTS CREDIT ADJUSTERS, INC., & CREDIT MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) real estate to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: LOTS E AND F OF TAGGARTE’S SUBDIVISION OF THE E ½ BLOCK 35 IN BLAIR’S ADDITION, CITY OF MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, Feb. 4, 2011; Time of Sale, 10:00 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s office. Redemption: After sale of real estate, defendant may redeem the property within one year. Judgment Amount, $8,014.84; Costs, $441.70; Accruing Costs, sheriff’s fees; Interest, 2.32% from 8/17/2010; Date, Nov. 5, 2010; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, William McGinn. 2-2

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028924 HARRISON COUNTY Special Execution PLAINTIFF AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. VS. DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) ROBIN S. NELSON, GUINAN HEATING & COOLING, INC., AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION. As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) real estate to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: ALL OF LOT 5 AND THE SOUTH 30 FEET OF LOT 6 IN BLOCK 8, IN THE TOWN OF PERSIA, HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA. LOCAL ADDRESS: 302 7TH AVENUE, PERSIA, IOWA. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, Feb. 4, 2011; Time of Sale, 10:30 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. This sale not subject to redemption. Judgment Amount, $53,580.18; Costs, $382.59; Accruing Costs, $2,052.40; Interest, 8.99% from 615-10 on $51,527.78; Date, Nov. 8, 2010; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, Michael F. Klvett. 2-2


Legals Rent for Comm. Ctr. ..........$860.00 Beer Permit ...........................75.00 Court Fines ...........................24.66 Donations............................250.00 Interest ................................156.22 Ins. Settlement ....................152.92 Landfill Charges ...............2,814.61 Lease-Property ...................200.00 Local Option Tax ..............6,775.82 Misc. Income Police .........3,520.00 Office Reimburse ..................27.00 Parking Fines ......................130.00 Pet License ...........................15.00 Property Taxes .................4,777.86 Sewer Rental .................18,736.77 Street Road Use ............11,301.98 Street Repairs .......................44.69 Swim Pool Fees ..................500.00 Water Repairs .......................41.17 Water Sales ...................21,791.71 Water Deposits ...................400.00 TOTAL REVENUE RECEIVED BY CITY.....................72,595.41 TRANSFERS ...................2,845.68 TOTAL REVENUE AND TRANSFERS ..............74,551.09 LIBRARY REVENUE FROM CITY/COUNTY .............5,597.28 LIBRARY FINES/MEMORIALS/ GIFTS ..............................200.00 LIBRARY TOTAL ..............5,797.28 TOTAL CITY & LIBRARY REV. & TRANS. ..........81,238.37 3-1

NOTICE OF NONJUDICAL FORECLOSURE OF NONAGRICULTURAL MORTGAGE TO: Ryan R. Hammitt; Jessica L. Hammitt; State of Iowa; LVNV Funding, LLC You are each of you are hereby notified: Community Bank has formally commenced a Nonjudicial Foreclosure of Nonagricultural Mortgage pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 655A. Mortgagors, Ryan R. Hammitt and Jessica L. Hammitt, executed a Mortgage to Community Bank dated July 8, 2002 and filed a record on the 12th day of July 2002, in Book 2002 Page 2650 of the records of Harrison County, Iowa. Said mortgage encumbers the following real estate, located in Harrison County, Iowa, locally known as 2482 Tampa Avenue, Logan, Iowa, and more particularly described as: That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4SW1/4) of Section Sixteen (16), Township Seventy-nine (79), North, Range Forty-one (41) West of the 5th P.M., described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section Sixteen (16); thence N 00 degrees 07’ 34” E (an assumed bearing relative to all bearing contained herein) for 673.19 feet, along the West line of said Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) to the Point of Beginning; thence N 89 degrees 54’ 27” E for 102.52 feet; thence S 00 degrees 05’ 33” E 48.00 feet; thence N 89 degrees 54’ 27” E for 146.66 feet; thence N 20 degrees 58’ 42” E for 116.94 feet; thence S 89 degrees 57’ 21” W for 20.79 feet; thence N 26 degrees 40’ 43” W for 79.02 feet; thence N 80 degrees 55’ 54” W for 368.87 feet; thence S 00 degrees 07’ 34” W for 238.53 feet along the West line of said Southwest Quarter to the Point of Beginning. Containing 2.011 acres, more or less, of which 0.179 are in County Road right-of-way. The mortgage is currently in default in the following particulars: the Mortgagors have failed to pay the principal and interest to the lender when due, the Mortgagors failed to keep the property insured against loss as required and the Mortgagors have failed to pay real estate taxes when due. You and each of you are hereby notified that, unless, within thirty (30) days after service of this notice upon you, you cure the defaults specified above, or unless a rejection of this notice, pursuant to Iowa Code section 655A.6 is filed with the Recorder of Harrison County and a copy of said rejection is served upon mortgagee, the mortgage will be foreclosed. Said rejection notice must be served upon the mortgagee by ordinary mail addressed to: Community Bank, 224 E. 7th Street, P.O. Box 9, Logan, IA 51546. WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE, YOU MUST EITHER CURE THE DEFAULTS DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE OR FILE WITH THE RECORDER OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS LOCATED A REJECTION OF THIS NOTICE AND SERVE A COPY OF YOUR REJECTION ON THE MORTGAGEE IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY THE RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE FOR SERVICE OF ORIGINAL NOTICES. IF YOU WISH TO REJECT THIS NOTICE, YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN ATTORNEY AS TO THE PROPER MANNER TO MAKE THE REJECTION. IF YOU DO NOT TAKE EITHER OF THE ACTIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE WITHIN THE THIRTY-DAY PERIOD, THE FORECLOSURE WILL BE COMPLETE AND YOU WILL LOSE TITLE TO THE MORGAGED PROPERTY. AFTER THE FORECLOSURE IS COMPLETE THE DEBT SECURED BY THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL BE EXTINGUISHED. COMMUNITY BANK, EIN 42-0225290 By: Jesse A. Render ISBA #1921; ICIS #AT0006508 110 North Second Avenue Logan, Iowa 51546 Phone: (712) 644-2485 Facsimile: (712) 644-2448 E-mail: jesserender@iowat- ATTORNEY FOR COMMUNITY BANK 3-3


25th day of August, 2010: You are hereby notified that on the 27th day of December, 2010, the last will and testament of THELMA HATHAWAY, deceased, bearing date of the 1st day of June, 2000, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Dennis D. Hathaway and Susan Bonham were appointed executors of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is 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 mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 20th day of December, 2010. Dennis D. Hathaway 1072 Palms Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 Susan Bonham 1010 Skyline Drive Logan, Iowa 51546 Co-executors of the Estate Judson L. Frisk, ICIS PIN No. AT0002691 Attorney for Executor Firm Name: Judson L. Frisk Law Office Address: 207 E. 7th St., Logan, Iowa 51546 Date of second publication 26 day of January, 2011. 3-2

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028916 HARRISON COUNTY Special Execution PLAINTIFF FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORPORATION VS. DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) BETTY J. LOOPER, SPOUSE OF BETTY J. LOOPER, AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) real estate to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 5, BLOCK 31, BLAIR’S ADDITION TO MISSOURI VALLEY, HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA. LOCAL ADDRESS: 307 E. SUPERIOR ST., MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA.

The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, Feb. 11, 2011; Time of Sale, 10:30 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. This sale not subject to redemption. Judgment Amount, $54,856.43; Costs, $390.90; Accruing Costs, $1,966.34 plus sheriff; Interest, 6.25% from 9-24-10 on $49,887.74 plus $1,827.35; Date, Nov. 16, 2010; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, Matthew E. Laughlin. 3-2

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028873 HARRISON COUNTY Special Execution PLAINTIFF CITIFINANCIAL, INC. VS. DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) BRIAN L. ZORTMAN, ET AL As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of the defendant(s) real estate to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: From the Southeast corner of Rhoden’s Addition to the Village of Modale, Harrison County, Iowa, and assuming the Southline of Rhoden’s addition to bear due East and West, thence East a distance of 66 feet to the point of beginning; thence East a distance of 65.03 feet, thence North 0 degrees 39 minutes, 20 seconds West a distance of 98.71 feet, thence North 89 degrees 59 minutes 45 seconds west a distance of 64.47 feet, thence South 0 degrees 20 minutes East a distance of 98.71 feet to the point of beginning. LOCAL ADDRESS: 202 STATION ST., MODALE, IOWA The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, Feb. 11, 2011; Time of Sale, 10:00 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. This sale not subject to redemption. Judgment Amount, $79,022.46; Costs, $507.75; Accruing costs, $9,820.72 plus sheriff; Interest, 8.22% from 10-9-10 on $60,910.27 plus $7,191.47; Date, Nov. 10, 2010; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, Matthew E. Laughlin. 3-2

PERSIA CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS January 10, 2011 The Persia City Council met in regular session with the following members present: Councilpersons Flaharty, Ellsworth, Bradley, Spencer, Ronfeldt and Mayor Kosmacek. December 6, 2010 minutes were

approved on a motion by Flaharty, seconded by Spencer. The following bills were unanimously approved for payment on motion by Ronfeldt, seconded by Spencer. Mid-American Eng., gen., road, park, fire..........................$865.54 Regional Water, gen., road, park fire............................134.00 R&S Waste Sys., gen ......1,230.00 Walnut Comm., gen., fire ......73.21 Logan Herald-0bs., gen. .....126.96 Wright Express, road, fire ...492.63 Counsel Documents, gen. ....20.00 NAPA, fire............................674.43 CarQuest, gen.,road, park ....26.31 IA Muncipal FIn. Off., gen. ....30.00 Harr. Co. Dev., gen. .............204.18 Bonsall TV & App., fire........360.36 VistaPrint, gen. ...................145.08 Bomgaars, road ....................23.60 Evangelin Spec., Inc., road.182.36 Studer Harlan Do It Best, gen.....................................51.98 Jerry Jenkins, gen.................60.00 International League of Cities, gen...................................200.00 Pat Honeywell, gen. ............131.25 Larry Oliver the EMA/911 Coordinator for Harriosn County gave information regarding narrowbanding and how it will effect all operators that use land mobile radios. City Clerk presented the council a line-by-line explanation of the annual report. Following discussion it was accepted on a roll cal vote as follows, on motion by Bradley, seconded by Ellsworth. Roll call vote: Ayes, Spencer, Bradley, Ellsworth, Flaharty, Ronfeldt; Nays, none. On a unanimous motion by Spencer, seconded by Bradley that Sarah Clark will be the Persia representative at the landfill monthly meetings and be paid for mileage. The council instructed the clerk to send a certified letter to the resident at 202 3rd Ave., to remove the vehicle parked on 4th Ave. Park. Maintenance reported that the electrical on the street lights may need to be updated. The council is requseting more information. Adjournment on unanimous motion by Flaharty, seconded by Bradley. Tim Kosmacek, Mayor City Clerk 3-1

Creighton graduate Amanda Hinkel of Logan, graduated from Creighton University Bachelor of Science in Nursing cum laude during the winter commencement ceremony Dec. 18. More than 240 degrees were conferred during the event.

Classifieds HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Work for Dept. of Health & Human Services. View current job openings at w w w. d h h s. n e. g ov MCAN HELP WANTED: Arnold, NE, is accepting applications for a Village Superintendent. Position is responsible for overseeing and helping in all operations of the

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FOR RENT: PIC Hall, Persia, IA. Fully equipped kitchen, $150. Call Raymona Crozier at 712-4882107 or 712-3264385. 1-8

Now Accepting Applications For: 1 bedroom apartment at Boyer View Apts., Logan, IA. Quiet complex, stove & refrigerator furnished. Rent based on income. 62 years or older or persons with disabilities of any age. Call 1-712-647-2113 or 1-800-762-7209. Boyer View is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Harrison County Home & Public Health is looking for a FT home health RN. Must have current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Iowa and at least 1 year of acute care experience required, home care experience a plus. Good Benefits. M-F 8-4:30 with oncall rotation. Application deadline is January 28, 2011. Please send cover letter, resume and completed job application to Harrison County Home & Public Health, 116 North 2nd Avenue, Logan, IA 51546 or email to For more information call 712-644-2220.

BANKING Bank of the West is currently seeking a Customer Service Manager in Woodbine, IA to maintain the integrity of branch operations, manage/train branch operations staff, provide superior customer service and help achieve the mission of the Bank. Specifically, you will sell Bank products and expand customer relationships; oversee/administer branch personnel issues; develop methods to streamline daily functions and improve branch productivity; work with branch management to establish and achieve challenging sales/service goals for all areas of the branch; and balance operational controls and customer service to minimize risk to the Bank. Requires an AA degree or equivalent; 3-5 years of branch operations experience; working knowledge of bank products & services; familiarity with bank terminals; a strong customer service orientation; excellent analytical, research, math and communication skills. For immediate consideration, visit, click on ‘Careers’, search under ‘Woodbine, IA’ and apply online. Bank of the West and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Bank of the West Community Focused Banking

Odd Fellows Building In Woodbine ALL NEW! Apartments for Lease: 6 Apartments - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths All appliances, including Washer & Dryer. Refinished Wood floors with 12 ft. Ceilings Attached Garage Space Available. Call NOW! Ranging from $550.00 - $600.00 per month 6 Office Space for Lease Including: Shared Conference Room Kitchenette, Lobby area $250 per month Call Mindy at 712-592-1127 Or email


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Direct Support Associates in Logan $9.00 per hour with eligibility for two increases during the first year. Part Time and On-call Positions Available Our employees work to help individuals with disabilities live independently at home. Experience is not necessary, just a desire to make a difference in the lives of those we support. (You must also be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or equivalent and valid driver’s license.) $100.00 hiring bonus (for part time, after 6 months of successful employment). Mosaic also offers Tuition Reimbursement, a 403B Retirement Plan, and Dental to Part Time employees. Contact: Dennis at 712-644-2234 Mosaic is an equal opportunity employer

The City of Logan is accepting applications for Pool Managers, Assistant Managers and LIfeguards for summer 2011. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 108 W. 4th St., Logan, IA 51546, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. 712-644-2425 EOE

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Legals LOGAN CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS January 10, 2011 At 7:00 p.m., Mayor Fetter called the meeting to order. Those present were council members Clark, Johnson, Hartwig, Moss and Crum. Mayor Fetter asked if there were any additions or deletions to the agenda. There were none. Motion was made by Hartwig and seconded by Johnson to approve the agenda. 5 ayes. Motion was made by Moss and seconded by Crum to approve the consent agenda which consisted of approval of the 12-20-10 regular council meeting, set date of 1-24-11 for the next council meeting, approve claims register, treasurer report, department reports and no building permits. 5 ayes. Item 6 on the agenda was to discuss and possibly approve hiring a new Deputy Clerk. The personnel committee told the council that they interviewed four candidates and

were still undecided and will meet again after the council meeting to decide whom to offer the position to. They asked the council for permission to offer $12 an hour to one of the candidates. Motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Hartwig to offer the position of deputy clerk to one of the candidates for a starting wage of $12 an hour. 5 ayes. Chief Smith spoke to the council about the purchase of a new police vehicle. At the last meeting the council received information on a police truck and it was more than what was budgeted. Therefore, the city council asked the chief to get information on a car. Chief Smith told the council he had a quote for a 2011 Crown Vic in the amount of $23,283. It will need additional equipment such as: strobe lights and a few other items that will total less than $2,000. This vehicle was right at the amount that was budgeted. Motion was made by Johnson

and seconded by Clark to approve the purchase of a 2011 Crown Victoria and the additional equipment from Woodhouse Ford. 5 ayes. The next item on the agenda was an update on land mobile radios for city vehicles and relay systems. The chief reported that his radios are all re-programmable and the company he spoke with said they would charge $60 an hour to re-program the department’s radios. The city clerk reported that the Utilities Superintendent will call Bonsall’s in Dunlap and make an appointment with them to check their radios and relays. The council agreed that it should be done so they would know what to purchase in this budget year. Chamber update: Chris Hartwig reported that the chamber extended the date to submit applicants for the Pride Awards to January 31. They added a teacher category and will only honor one student this year.

Citizens questions and comments: None Budget work session: The clerk and council started working on the budget. The clerk reported that most of the evaluations are completed and when she has all of them she will be able to get some numbers for the wages by the next council meeting. CLAIMS American Water Works Asso., Dues ................................$82.00 AMSAN LLC, floor cleaner....73.54 First Natl. Bank, payroll Taxes.............................6,132.46 Gary Nordby, snow removal150.00 Lois Hall, contract service...892.70 Harr. Co. Crime Stoppers, Donation ..........................300.00 Harr. Co. Dev. Corp., 28E Agreement .......................869.06 Harr. Co. Landfill, assmt./ Tipping fees ..................3,107.00 Hygienic Lab., tests.............140.00 IA Asso. Of Mun. Util., dues 572.60 IA Workforce Dev., unemploy.

Tax .....................................73.94 IA Mun. Finance Off, dues ....30.00 Iowa One call, locates...........20.70 IPERS, pension................3,801.35 JP Cooke co., dog tags.........48.97 Loftus Htg., filter maint........207.67 Logan Auto Supply, shop supp., Tools, parts ......................471.08 Logan Do It Best Hdw., UPS, Bulbs, supplies ................307.12 Logan Herald-Obs., pub......191.84 Logan Mini Mart, gas/diesel259.96 Logan Pub. Lib., reimb. ....4,725.00 Logan Super Foods, supp.....54.47 Logan Water Dept., deposit Refunds ...........................600.00 Mangold Env. Testing, Wastewater tests ...............92.00 MidAmerican Eng., utilities4,777.66 Miracle Mudjacking Co., Repair 4th Street ...........2,147.50 Paltec/Omaha Standard, pickup Plow parts.........................378.08 Papillion Sanitation, trash Removal..............................68.50 Postmaster, postage ...........256.00 Roger Seeley, repairs/oil Change ............................132.00

Solution One, copier .............38.02 Treas. State of IA, payroll Taxes.............................1,237.00 Treas. State of Iowa, sales Tax ................................1,742.00 True North Group Benefits, Health ins......................3,437.37 United Healthcare, Health insurance...........2,795.87 Upper Boyer Drainage Dist., Drainage tax ......................57.94 Verizon Wireless, cell ph.....167.68 Windstream, telephone .......113.70 Winter Equip. Co. Inc., snow Plow guards .....................357.93 TOTAL ............................40,910.71 PAYROLL THRU 12/27/2010.................10,927.53 PAYROLL THRU 1/10/2011..................10,549.07 TOTAL PAYROLL ...........21,476.60 PAID TOTAL ...................62,387.31 Motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Clark to adjourn. 5 ayes. Randy Fetter, Mayor Nedra Fliehe, City Clerk/Administrator 3-1

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Tim Sproul celebrates retirement Ten free trees available More than 200 people attended an open house at Willow Lake Recreation Area Jan. 14 for Tim Sproul, pictured at left with Renee Hack, who retired after 33 years as director of the Harrison County Conservation Board. County employees, colleagues and friends wished Sproul the best in his retirement. Scott Nelson, who has been the operation supervisor, will be the new director. Submitted photo

from Arbor Day Foundation

Residents of Iowa can ring in the New Year by receiving 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for

planting, between Feb. and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The six-to12-inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Arbor Day Foundation members also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes infor-

mation about tree planting and care. To become a member of the Foundation and to receive your free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Flowering Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 by Jan. 31. Iowa residents can also join at

Sports Panther wrestlers Lady Panthers split games continue domination Judy Adair For the Herald-Observer

Mary Darling Editor The Lo-Ma Panther wrestlers continue to steamroll over their opponents. On Jan. 13 they beat Maple Valley, 62-9, OA-BCIG, 53-3 and Westwood 71-6. In the match with Maple Valley, Ridge Meeker beat a ranked wrestler in an exciting 4-0 match. “The team earned five pins, two technical falls and a major decision in this dual,” said coach Kent Kersten. Pins went to Nolan Oviatt, Troy Sodders, Chris Bridgeford, Evan Mikels and Logan Melby. Three of those matches were won in less than a minute, with Mikels earning his pin in 34 seconds. Meeker and Zach Hatcher won decisions over their opponents; Quinton Doiel and Dillon Lorentzen won by technical falls and Dillon Miller won a major decision. Brosnahan picked up a forfeit. “There were several good matches in the dual with OABCIG,” Kersten said. Nolan Oviatt lost a decision to Josh Schaefer who is

Zach Hatcher pinned Jacob Becker from Westwood in the first period. Hatcher won all three matches on the night. Photo: Angela Winther ranked number one in Class 2A. Hatcher and Miller both won tough matches with Miller winning his in overtime. Chris Bridgeford came from behind to get a pin and Logan Melby won a close match. “OA-BCIG is always one of the toughest teams in the conference,” Kersten said. Earning pins were Ethan Reynek, Doiel, Travis Jones and Bridgeford. Meeker and Sodders won major decisions and Hatcher, Miller and Melby won decisions. Lorentzen, Mikels and

Brosnahan picked up forfeits. In the third dual of the night, Lo-Ma ended up with seven pins. “Everyone did a good job. Westwood normally has a full team but they had some wrestlers that were ineligible,” Kersten said. Pinning their opponents were Meeker, Reynek, Lorentzen, Brosnahan, Hatcher, Jones and Bridgeford. Doiel and Melby won decisions. Oviatt, Sodders, Miller and Loftus picked up forfeits.

Panthers win WVC tourney for third year Mary Darling Editor Logan-Magnolia easily earned first place with 296 points in the Western Valley Conference Tournament Jan. 15 in Holstein. OdeboltArthur-Battle Creek-Ida Grove followed with 143 points; Maple Valley-AntonOto, 137.5; Woodbury Central, 137; Ridge View, 120; Woodbine, 118.5; Lawton-Bronson, 109; Westwood, 86; West Monona, 84; Kingsley-Pierson, 65. “Everyone did an outstanding job in this tournament,” said coach Kent Kersten. “The team won 40 matches and lost only nine for the day.” The Panthers earned 25 pins and only gave up one during the tourney. This was the third Western Valley Conference tournament won by the Panthers. First place finishes went to Quinton Doiel, Dillon Lorentzen, Zach Hatcher, Troy Sodders and Marrick Loftus. Second place went to Ridge Meeker, Ethan Reynek, Eric Brosnahan, Nolan Oviatt and Evan Mikels. Third place to Travis Jones, Chris Bridgford and Logan Melby. “I am very happy with the way everyone is wrestling right now,” Kersten said. “We lost a few close matches and hopefully we can turn those around later this season. For right now I think we have the momentum going our way.” Ridge Meeker (103): Pinned by Jordan Bremer in 1:45; won a decision over

Cody Mauch, MVAO, 10-9 and pinned Alex Whiteing, Woodbine, in 39 seconds. Ethan Reynek (112): lost a decision to Nathan Ryan, WC, 19-12; won a decision over Lucas Hedstrom, Woodbine, 11-8; won by technical fall over Clint Davidson, KP, and pinned Richard Rebman, WM, in 1:38. Quinton Doiel (119): Won decisions over Logan Moore, WM, 3-2; Casey Kirkendahl, WW, 6-0 and Briley Dixon, WC, 8-3. Dillon Lorentzen (125): Won by technical fall over Jeremy DeVries, LB, 21-8; pinned Malachi Mentink, Woodbine in :42; pinned Connor Hemer, OA-BCIG, 2:14. Eric Brosnahan (130): Lost decision to Brandon Chestnut, WM, 6-2; decisioned Jake Mize, WC, 6-4; won by technical fall over Chris Schroeder, WW, 18-2. Zach Hatcher (135): won decisions over Steven Schaffer, MVAO 6-0 and Mason Mentink, Woodbine 41, pinned Tyler Hansen, RV and Tyler Guy, WW. Nolan Oviatt (140): Won a major decision over Josh Schaefer, OA-BCIG, 14-5 and pinned Matt Steffen, KP and Adam Schimmer, RV. Troy Sodders (145): Pinned Tyler Kenny, RV, Dustin Scott, WW, Matt Monahan, Woodbine and Jake Funk, WC. Dillon Miller (152): Decisioned Skyler Sanford, WC; pinned Luke Peters, LB; lost a decision to Brent Stickrod, OA-BCIG and won

a decision over Tyler Campbell, KP. Marrick Loftus (160): Pinned Nolan Kafton, MVAD, won a decision over Patrick Patterson, OA-BCIG and won by technical fall over Ryan Mulvihill, WW. Travis Jones (171): Pinned Isaac Berry, MVAO and Spencer Snyder, RV, lost a decision to Cole Simons, KP and pinned Omar Munoz, WW. Chris Bridgford (189): Pinned Dustin Bengford, OABCIG and Zach Pratt, KP, lost a decision to Jared McCoy, WC and pinned Sean Gosler, MVAO. Evan Mikels (215): Lost a decision to Trent Baker, WW, and pinned Michael Davidson, RV and Nathan Mellies, WC. Logan Melby (285): Pinned Derek Maaz, MVAO and Juan Munoz, WW, was pinned by Tanner Thompsen, OA-BCIG and pinned Beau Morgensen WC.

After a week off because of inclement weather, the Lady Panthers traveled to Manning to play the Wolves of IKMManning. First quarter action shaped up in the Wolves’ favor as solid defense held Lo-Ma to only six points, well below the 11 points the Panthers have been averaging in first quarter play this season. IKM, led by Kaylee Blake, continued racking up the points in the second quarter and keeping the Panther’s offense contained. Going into the half, Lo-Ma found itself in a hole down 37-23. The third quarter was the same story as the Panthers had trouble penetrating the Wolves’ defense. Offensively, IKM was successful shooting deep, hitting several threepointers. The third quarter ended with the Panthers

Trent Buckner For the Herald-Observer The Lo-Ma boys earned a key win in the Western Valley Conference as they defeated the IKM-Manning Wolves 59-56 Jan. 14. Both teams worked the ball around the perimeter and after the first quarter the Wolves claimed a 15-12 lead. In the second quarter, Lo-Ma started to work the ball inside and outscored IKM-Manning 15-9 in eight minutes. At the half, the Panthers led 27-24. In the second half, Lo-Ma continued to get the ball inside, and increased their lead to 45-40 at the end of the third quarter. The Panthers then came out in the fourth quarter and looked to take control of the game as they pushed their advantage to 10 points with six minutes to go. The Wolves chipped away at Lo-Ma’s lead down to the last seconds. Levi Ettleman preserved the LoMa victory as he forced a final three-point basket from the Wolves to come up short. Ettleman scored 28 points, grabbed 20 rebounds while collecting four assists, two steals and two blocks. Zach Powley had 18 points (twothirds from the three-point arc), two assists and a steal. Gannon Cunard had six points and a rebound; Nate Fender, two points, five assists and three steals; Cole Davis, two points, six rebounds, three steals, one assist and a block; Paul Hutson, two points, four rebounds and two assists and Alex Cohrs, one point and a rebound. “What an exciting win for our kids and our program,”


play that resulted in a fast break by Karen Hutson, the Panthers took the lead 20-18 at the half. After half time, the Panthers came out determined to put some distance between them and the Bulldogs. Holding the Bulldogs scoreless for the first several minutes of the quarter, the Lady Panthers went on an 8-0 run. At the end of the third quarter, LoMa had the lead 28-24. The Panthers continued to build their lead during the fourth quarter. With 1:01 left in the game, Hutson drove down the court drawing a foul. At the line shooting two, Hutson sank both free throws to put Lo-Ma up 40-30. Good defensive rebounds from Kylee Loftus in the quarter helped the Panthers outdo the Bulldogs 42-30. “Riverside is a taller team,” coach Kevin Patterson said. “We did a good job adjusting tonight making our shots outside the paint.”

Boys split weekend games


Saturday, Jan. 22 8pm - Midnight

down 48-24. IKM did a good job in the fourth quarter keeping the Panthers off balance as the Wolves held the ball for the majority of the period. The Wolves put another 22 points on the board, compared to 11 by Lo-Ma. The game ended with Lo-Ma losing 76-45. One bright spot on the night was Carrie Charbonneau who came off the bench to score 13 points. Jan. 15, Lo-Ma would be on the road again this time making the trip to Oakland to play the Riverside Bulldogs. In the first quarter the Lady Panthers held the Bulldogs to only one point for the first five and a half minutes. The Bulldogs rallied and went on a seven-point run to end the quarter, but the Panthers held on to a 10-8 lead. The second quarter was a seesaw battle. With 1:04 left in the quarter, Courtney Oviatt drained a three-point shot to tie the game at 18 a piece. A minute later, on a good defensive



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said coach Steve Nixon. “We did a great job of rebounding and withstood several key runs by the Wolves. Everyone that played contributed. It was a total team effort.” The Panthers headed to Oakland Jan. 15 for a tough, non-conference game against the Riverside Bulldogs. During the first half, the game went back and forth with Lo-Ma grabbing the lead 12-11 at the end of the first quarter and 26-21 at half. After the break, the Panthers did not seem quite as sharp on either end of the floor as the Bulldogs were able to take the lead 39-38 after three quarters. The lead continued to change hands during the fourth quarter and neither team could gain any breathing room until Riverside put themselves up three with only a few seconds remaining. A final threepoint try by Ettleman missed, and the Panthers fell 52-49. Lo-Ma’s biggest struggle was keeping Riverside off the offensive glass as the

Bulldogs had 17 offensive rebounds to only six for the Panthers. Nate Fender kept Lo-Ma in the game with a sensational shooting performance as went 8-for-14 from behind the three-point line and ended the game with 26 points, two assists and a steal. Ettleman had 10 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and four steals; Hutson, seven points, two rebounds, one assist and a steal; Davis, four points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks and Powley, two points, one rebound and four assists. “After the emotional win Friday night against IKMManning, we just did not come out with the same energy, focus or effort we needed to win,” Nixon said. “We were unable to get to the free throw line, we didn’t defend the three-point line and we refused to rebound. When we don’t do the little things it takes to win, this is what happens. Hopefully we can learn from this game and get back to playing good basketball.”

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LHO 1-19-11  

Mary Darling PRIDE AWARDS SEE BYWAYS Page 2 SEE BOARD Page 2 CONSIDERING AN AUCTION? The Harrison County Crimestoppers will meet at 7 p.m.,J...