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VETERANS PROGRAM Lo-Ma School will be holding a Veteran’s Day program at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 11. Organizers ask veterans to arrive by 1:15 p.m. so they can be recognized during the program. Speaker will be Marine Major Sean Quinlan. The public is invited.



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King, Utman, Smith win county races for supervisor/treasurer

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

CHURCH DINNER Annual roast beef dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 13 at the United Methodist Church in Missouri Valley. Free will offering.

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dents. Absentee ballots, the first results to be posted, gave incumbent Robert Smith and Walter Utman the edge in the Harrison County Supervisors race and Renee King the lead in the Harrison County

Treasurer race. Those results wouldn’t change as precinct results were added throughout the evening. In the final tally, Smith had 2,862 votes and Utman 2,848. Russ Kurth followed with 2,348 and Norma Coret, 1,272. King won the

three-way race for treasurer with 2,171 votes, followed by Heather Edney with 1,677 and Sandy Royer, 1,457. “I’m overwhelmed,” said an emotional King following being congratulated by Auditor Susan Bonham.

“It’s been a long haul since January.” Utman agreed and said, “It’s been quite a race. A lot of work.” “I’m looking forward to

Editor Election results began trickling into the Harrison County Courthouse Nov. 2 just after 9 p.m., along with candidates and area resi-


Chamber Shiverfest celebration Nov. 15-19

The Mondamin American Legion Fish and Chicken Fry will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 13 at the Mondamin Community Center.

FINE FREE DAYS AT LIBRARY The Logan Public Library will have “Fine Free Days” through Nov. 30. All overdue items turned in to the library during this time will be fine free.

4-H ANNUAL MEETING NOV. 14 The Harrison County 4-H annual potluck and meeting will be held Nov. 14 at Lo-Ma School. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 6:15 p.m. 4-H families are asked to bring a covered dish to share. The Extension Office will furnish drinks and table service. Club members and leaders will be recognized for their service and officers, leaders, the County Council installed. Call the Extension Office at 6442105 for more information.

AND THOSE LEFT AT HOME Mary Darling Editor For each soldier serving in World War I, II, the Korean War, Vietnam and in recent conflicts, there are a mom, dad, wife, sister, brother and children left at home to cope with the knowledge that their loved one is far away serving their country. For Joyce Rosengren of Logan, it was her husband Doug that served in the Army in Thailand in 1969.

“I lived with my parents during that time,” Rosengren said. “Our oldest son Matthew was born while he was gone.” According to Rosengren, she just didn’t know any other way. “I worked with my dad at the grocery store,” she said. For the entire year her husband was gone, Rosengren never talked to him on the phone. “He just happened to call home the morning Matthew was born and my

worked in Washington D.C. while her fiancé, Edward, served overseas. She worked for the Navy Department and lived in Arlington, Va. “We wrote letters back and forth a couple of times a month,” she said. While he was stationed in California before being deployed to Japan, they were able to talk on the phone. SEE MEMORIES Page 2


The Logan Kiwanis Club held its annual chili cookoff Nov. 7. Earning top honors this year was the chili made by First National Bank, left, with Chris Hartwig accepting the trophy. Pictured at the bottom is Melissa Rosengren of BCS, Inc., whose chili was named the “People’s Choice” this year. Above, surrounded by tasting cups are judges Judson Frisk, left, Russ Kurth and Bill DeWitt. All funds raised from the chili cookoff go to support the Kiwanis youth programs in Logan. Photos: Mary Darling

ANNUAL COAT/BLANKET DONATION COLLECTION 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.

dad had just come back to the house and got to tell him,” she said. Matthew was six months old before his dad was able to meet him for the first time. Dorothy Hildreth’s brother, Lyle Walker, served in World War II in the Army and Air Force. “We used to send air mail letters. They didn’t charge for it then,” Hildreth said. “We worried about him. He would write about once a month.” Helen Leonard said she

First National Bank of Logan took top honors in the Logan Kiwanis Club’s third annual chili cook off contest Nov. 7 at the Logan Community Center. Last year’s winner, Paula Mausbach, came in second. Other special awards went to: Community Bank – Red Hot Chili; Logan Car Care – O My Chili; Purple Panther Pumpers - Mom’s Favorite; Alegent Health Clinic – Grannies Best Chili; Do It Best Hardware – Holy Cow Chili; Logan Pool Committee – Keep Warm All Day;


Logan Key Club – Logan’s Best Chili; Harrison County Extension – Best in Show; Logan Kiwanis Club – Campfire Chili; BCS, Inc. – Snow White Chili and the People’s Choice Winner; Chris Mausbach – Kick Butt Chili. The best-decorated table award went to Community Bank. A coloring contest was also held with winners receiving $5 and candy. One hundred percent of the funds raised go toward supporting youth activities in Logan. To date, the Logan Kiwanis Club has raised more than $2,000 for the town’s youth.

Mary Darling Editor The Logan Chamber of Commerce has tweaked the annual Shiverfest celebration this year to spread it over an entire week period culminating with special events Nov. 19. For the week of Nov. 15-19, participating Logan merchants will be offering specials in their stores and along with a $20 purchase, a chance for customers to sign up to win special prizes the evening of Nov. 19. Prizes to be awarded include a large runner sled, two small runner sleds, five saucer sleds and 10 turkeys. The drawing for prizes will take place just prior to the lighting of the trees in the city park. You need not be present to win. Trees will be available in the park for the decorating contest. If you are interested in decorating a tree, contact Jason Meyer at Logan Car Care. Winners will be announced at the tree lighting at 7 p.m., Nov. 19 in the park. The Boy Scouts will be serving their soup supper in the Masonic Hall across from the park from 5 to 7 p.m. and Santa will be stopping in the Fourth Avenue Mall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to visit with the children. “The Logan Chamber of Commerce hopes everyone will come out and help us kick off the Christmas season and show support for your local businesses,” said Logan Chamber President Jason Meyer. AUCTIONS

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2 November 10, 2010

From the Front

ELECTION: Smith, Utman, King

Memories: Back on the home front FROM PAGE 1

This display was available on a large screen in the courtroom at the Harrison County Courthouse Nov. 2. It was updated as new precinct totals were added. Photo: Mary Darling

FROM PAGE 1 working with Bob and Gaylord. I think we can work well together,” Utman said. “I’m ready to go home and take a breather.” Incumbent Lorie Thompson, unopposed for Harrison County Recorder, received 4,546 votes and Harrison County Attorney, Jennifer Mumm, also unopposed, 3,578 votes. In Harrison County in the race for Senate, Chuck Grassley was the run-a-way winner with 3,870 votes to Roxanne Conlin’s 1,236. Sen. Steve King easily won in Harrison County with 3,420 votes to Matt Campbell’s 1,638. Incumbent State Representative Matt Windschitl, also unop-

posed, had 4,098 votes. Terry Branstad, who won the Governor’s race in Iowa, also won in Harrison County over incumbent Chet Culver with a total of 3,365 votes to Culver’s 1,767. Winners for the Agricultural Extension Council were: Mary Dickinson, 2,643; Jami Sherer, 2,559; Jamie Straight Myer, 2,317; Gary Brock, 2,232 and Helen Knauss, 2,137. Voters in Harrison County gave their approval to the Water and Land Legacy Amendment 2,427 votes for verses 2,201 against. Susan Bonham said she was pleased with how smooth the day went. “The machines ran per-


fectly,” Bonham said. “No breakdowns at all.” Bonham said the absentee votes were extremely high for a mid-term election. “They were in the ballpark of where I thought they would be,” Bonham said. The voter turnout was also high she said. “In Calhoun and Jefferson precincts they told me that many people came in that usually don’t show up to vote,” Bonham said. A large screen of results was displayed in the courtroom thanks to Tom Schafer of Woodbine. As precincts were added the votes were automatically counted and displayed on the screen. Schafer wrote the code for the program and has been using it for Harrison County since the presidential primaries.

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Marine car. Things like that helped them get through it,” Winther said. “The kids of reservists aren’t used to their parents being gone for a year at a time like that. so it was a big adjustment and when you don’t live on a base, you don’t have a support system like active duty families do.” Linda Frain, whose son Patrick is on his third tour overseas, says it’s very emotional. “But I know in my heart that Patrick is doing what he strongly believes in and choosing to do what he wants to do to protect our freedom,” Frain said. Patrick, 28, served in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard in 20042005, in Iraq in 2007-2008 and left Aug. 1 for Afghanistan. He will be gone 340 days, but will take advantage of a twoweek leave to come home to his wife Gina, daughter Sofi and parents. According to Frain, Facebook has made it so much easier to keep in touch. “It’s amazing,” she said. “I also have a new Webcam I’m waiting to use.” Frain said you learn to get strong. “Of course we don’t like it that he’s there, but our spiritual faith pulls us through,” she said. “It helps keep us together.” Frain also writes letters and sends postcards and is getting a care package ready to send for Christmas. “Things we take fore granted here they don’t have access to there,” she said. “Like cans of ravioli and fruit rollups. They have good food, but not that kind of stuff. “Having a loved one in the service affects everyone in the family, even the little ones,” Frain said. “Pat has always wanted me to be strong and I stay strong for him.” Things have changed over the years in how families stay connected. Daily or weekly letters have changed to hours on Facebook and being able to see each other by Webcam even though separated by thousands of miles. But as Frain said, “It helps, but that physical connection is still missing.” That is something that will never change for those left at home.


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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.

Colder weather brings out the scissors I dread cold weather. The kind of cold that even though you want to work outside, it’s not worth having your nostrils freeze together. The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a long, cold winter. I’ll begin to suffer from cabin fever soon after the first frost. Watching the last pepper plant wilt and outdoor plants slowly die, it’s enough to either convince me to move to Florida or convince the boyfriend to transform the unused pingpong table in the basement into a miniature nursery. Judging by dad’s reaction to cold weather, I must have inherited this trait of not liking to be cooped up. With the recent cold, rainy days he found ways to entertain himself that could prove to be disastrous if he’s stuck in the house too long. It’s probably a good thing dad’s power tools have been stored away because he could do some real damage if he had electricity behind those scissors of his. I never imagined he had that many pairs of scissors in the house, or the things he would be able to cut up. From old window well covers to empty snack boxes, the trash man never has to worry about overflowing bags, because it’s all neatly cut up into one-inch by one-inch squares. Worrying that he was getting bored out of his mind (funny ... since he has dementia) I pulled out old family photo albums, thinking it would give him something to do besides cutting up things. The albums had apparently been looked at since they were no longer on the dining room table where I put them. Finally I found three of them stuffed into the back of a closet. When I asked dad about the missing albums he couldn’t remember putting them in the closet, or even looking at them for that matter. I know he had because in his frustration of trying to remember who’s who, he conjured up some crazy stories about his family. “This family,” he said, “in these old photos, they don’t live around here anymore.” He was pointing to a photo of my two older brothers. “These guys there,” he continued, “I’m pretty sure they’re dead.” I reassured dad that they hadn’t died and that those guys are his sons and even though he hasn’t seen them for quite awhile, I was sure they thought of their dad often. What’s up with having siblings that you never see or talk to? Sure, one lives in New Mexico and the other in Oklahoma, but is that any reason to lose touch? The old photos revealed two doting, much older brothers (10 and 12 years difference) taking care of their little sister (that would be me). Something happened after they left home, because they simply never come back. Mom was the glue that kept us all together and after she was gone the brothers rarely came back home and as years went by they stopped calling, too. A couple of days later the albums were back on the table with two pairs of scissors sitting on top of them. I took the albums home and replaced them with two empty snack boxes. Hope he never sees the movie “Edward Scissorhands.”


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Prelude to a Ditch The Missouri River Valley was worthless for farming. Everyone from the first surveyors to Charles Larpenteur’s family who waded through Monona and northern Harrison Counties in four-feet deep water knew it. No one could plant row crops on land next to such an unpredictable river. Economics dictated that the valley was best suited to raising hay and grazing livestock. A wave of settlers moved into the region before and after the Civil War, but mostly passed the Missouri River Valley and either settled on higher ground or moved on into Nebraska or South Dakota. In time, most of the good land was taken, but more people moved in. Competition forced property values to rise, but since no one could create more land, a few visionaries cast covetous eyes on the soggy “bottoms.” Mitchell Vincent, an Onawa engineer, was one of the first. He surveyed the Missouri River to determine the feasibility of a drainage ditch. Vincent was sure the ditch would open more land to row crops and help farmers who were already raising wheat and corn enjoy better yields. In 1883, he proposed a ditch from the west fork of the Little Sioux to the Missouri

River north of River Sioux. Contrary to popular opinion, he wrote in a letter to the Monona County Gazette the swamps were fertile and good drainage would convert them to productive farms. The Gazette agreed with Vincent and supported funding for the project. However, many people worried how the county could pay for such a project. Opposition became noisy and many farmers didn’t want a large ditch splitting their holdings. The inconvenience of crossing a ditch with few bridges seemed worse than the interminable floods and marshes. Several land owners sued to stop the project, and construction ended before it started. Little changed, though massive floods around 1886 gave some people second thoughts. A bit farther west in Nebraska, farmers also considered digging ditches for irrigation and for power plants. But as in Iowa, most of the plans were just talk. Good rains produced bountiful crops, and settlers poured in. Convention held that plowing the land and planting trees was making the air humid and less susceptible to drought. As in western Iowa, the status quo was good enough for most.

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1890-1891 presaged a dust bowl type of drought and depression. Crops failed, and digging irrigation ditches didn’t seem to be such a fantastic concept. Monona County residents still opposed spending country money on a ditch, but as the drought dried even the swamps, some farmers considered the value of better drainage through ditch diggings. The dryer valise made such projects easier than during the earlier wet years and groups of farmers decided the time had come to take matters into their own hands. They didn’t wait for the courts to rule. Farmers could dig their own drainage ditches. Mormons helped Nebraska farmers plan and construct their irrigation ditches and they may have helped Iowans with construction plans, too. In any event, an era of ditch diggings was at hand. One of the longest, the AdamsReynolds Ditch was made

with horse drawn sledges after 1902 when the economy improved. Such privately constructed ditches demonstrated the advantage of good drainage. Public opinion in Monona County gradually became more positive and by 1903, the Harrison-Monona County Drainage Ditch was closer to reality. Harrison County residents viewed the developments with apprehension. Hal Kerr, editor of the Little Sioux Hustler, wrote that only a minority of landowners supported the ditch and he painted a dark picture of political and financial shenanigans. “Why make a river bed through four sections of fertile farms, taxing the costs up to parties in a two or three mile radius, cutting farms up into ten acre lots and not materially benefiting the locality?” Many of his readers replied with a resounding “No Way!” The battle was on.

News from the Extension Service

Fall tillage and nitrogen fertilization Western Iowa farmers are wrapping up the 2010 harvest and the first killing frost has come and gone. With that we enter the next phase in the continuum that is farming called fall fieldwork. Stalk cutting, fall tillage, terrace and waterway construction or repair and fall nitrogen fertilizer application area a current focus. Bright, open fall days have many people itching to be active so that field work is under control. Not only is that human nature, who who can blame people for trying to get things done before the weather changes? But the two areas where a rush to the fields can be a problem is first, doing too much fall tillage on too many acres without a solid reason (just because it is something to do) and too early application of fall ammonia-derived nitrogen fertilizer. Avoiding reducing tillage is the simpler to understand. If planting equipment or local weed or disease issues call for tillage, fall can be an acceptable time for the work. But remember that tillage de-stabilizes the soil surface, making it more prone to erosion and related runoff. Fall tillage can be a particular problem because the soil surface is exposed to

direct action by rain and snow runoff without the benefit of vegetation to break the force of rainfall or roots to hold the soil on slopes. This is particularly true when annual crops like corn and soybean are grown. The Nitrogen is another matter yet. Nitrogen is delivered as a fertilizer material to plant roots like other nutrients, but the forms that nitrogen take are a lot more variable. Anhydrous ammonia or other ammoniumN based fertilizers adhere fairly well to soil surfaces and can remain banked in the soil. But when conditions are warm, certain bacteria in the soil convert the ammonium to the far more mobile nitrate form, which can be lost through leaching. In addition, some of that nitrate can also be further converted to nitrogen gas and lost to the air. And fertilizer N is increasingly expensive. In some adverse situations, a majority of the fallapplied nitrogen can be lost before plants are there to use it next spring, and a bunch of the lost nitrogen can leach into water supplies as a pollutant that moves offsite. So, you can lose money, and cause environmental damage all in one fell swoop.

Rich Pope Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator Can farmers fall-apply ammonium nitrogen fertilizers? Sure. But to do it you are playing a bit of a game to keep the soil bacteria that like to eat the ammonia at bay. One partial tool is the use of nitrification inhibitors that for a while keep the bacteria from being as active in converting ammonia to nitrate. But the major key is (drum roll) temperature. Agronomists at Iowa State University, the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, Certified Crop Advisers, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship all are united in the saying, “Don’t go till if it is 50F or below.” The management key is to wait until soil temperatures fall below 50F and area likely to remain under 50. Application earlier than that is a problem. There certainly are other factors that come into play (fertilizer availability, current costs, etc.), but producers and applicators should work toward the goal of appli-

cation into cool soils. And finally, the farming industry is under increasing fire over environmental concerns. Some of these concerns are fair. But we need to be careful to avoid bad acts that can lead to increased regulations. Date when soil temperature has cooled to below 50 degrees F in west central Iowa by year: 2002, Oct. 22; 2003, Nov. 21; 2004, Nov. 21; 2005, Nov. 10; 2006, Nov. 15; 2007, Nov. 1; 2008, Nov. 7; 2009, a significant snowfall arrived Oct. 10-11 that led to the cessation of most fall field work. The snow cover remained throughout the winter; 2010, as of Nov. 4, the soil temperatures have hovered between 45 and 50, so the current state of anhydrous application this week certainly seems appropriate to me. For more information contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension office at or 644-2105.



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continues. •Deputy Cohrs was called to Pisgah per a criminal mischief report. The report was of a house being egged. Nothing was found. Oct. 31 •Deputy Doiel investigated a theft of a fertilizer tender from Main Street in Magnolia. •Deputy Klutts was called to Sawyer Trail per a custody issue. After some discussion, the children were left with the father and the mother would pick them up the next morning. •Deputy Klutts responded to Stuart Trail per a report of a missing person who was supposed to meet friends and did not show up. After investigating, the missing person returned home and had forgotten about previous plans to meet friends. •Deputy Klutts responded to an alarm call at a business in Modale. Upon arrival, all appeared secure. •Deputy Cohrs and Deputy Jensen responded to Persia per a noise complaint. Upon arrival, all was quiet. •Deputy Cohrs responded to a residential alarm on Kincaid Place. All was secure. •Deputy Doiel took a complaint of large animals running at large on Apple Road. Contact was made with the owner and the matter would be taken care of. •October jail statistics: Beginning population of males, 11; admitted, 37; released, 39; ending population, 9; beginning population for females, 2; admitted, 14; released, 12; ending population, 4; average daily population for Oct. 17. Nov. 1 •Deputy Clemens is investigating on-going trash dumping on Austin Avenue. Nov. 2 •Deputy Clemens was called to Light Breeze Lane for a reported assault. The involved parties were interviewed and after some discussion no charges were filed. •Deputy Clemens assisted with an on-going child custody dispute. Both parties were advised to seek legal counsel. •Deputy Clemens is investigating the theft of fuel from a farm field off Tipton Avenue.


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Nov. 3 •Deputy Killpack is investigating the theft of fuel from trucks parked north of Little Sioux. Nov. 4 •Deputy Cohrs is investigating an illegal dumpsite south of Pisgah. The source of the dumped materials was found and told to clean up the site. The area will be checked again. •Deputy Cohrs is assisting with another scam. A check is sent to a person in a Fed-Ex package. When inquiries were made about the check they were told to cash the check and keep some of the money for their troubles and send the rest back to the sender. This is a scam. •Deputy Killpack transported a juvenile to Children’s Square in Council Bluffs. The juvenile was found to be out of control at a residence west of Woodbine. •Deputy Killpack responded to 141st Street for a reported fatherdaughter domestic situation. No charges were filed and arrangements were made for the daughter to leave the residence. •Deputy Cohrs is investigating the theft of manhole covers from the interstate system. •Deputy Cohrs arrested Dustin Lawrenson of Mondamin on an outstanding Harrison County arrest warrant. Lawrenson was transported to jail. •Deputy Cohrs is investigating the criminal mischief to a construction truck on the Interstate. An attempt was made to steal the truck that caused damage to the vehicle. •Sheriff Sears assisted with an on-going harassment case. The caller was called and told to stop calling and texting or charges would be filed. •To report Crimestopper information: call 1-800247-0592 •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.

Courthouse Fines & Fees MARRIAGES Douglas James West, Missouri Valley and DeEtte Rachel West, Missouri Valley Matt Len Staley, Logan and Heidi Viola Marie Thompson-Hundahl, Logan Joshua James Evans, Logan and Kathryn Marie Church, Logan Jeffrey Lee Collins, Woodbine and Jamie Lee Cohrs, Woodbine SMALL CLAIMS Midlands Funding LLC vs Christie Hanlon, Logan Portfolio Recovery Asso., LLC vs Diana Fields, Missouri Valley Portfolio Recovery Asso., LLC vs Sheila Knudson, Pisgah Portfolio Recovery Asso., LLC vs Mary Elizabeth Lantz, Woodbine AAA Collections, Inc. vs Micheala Davenport, Missouri Valley Capital One Bank vs Randall Vane Foland, Logan LF Noll, Inc. vs Simon Fitzpatrick, Dunlap Riverwalk Holdings LTD vs Michael T. Greer, Missouri Valley Capital One Bank vs Loni Y. Harper, Woodbine ABA Recovery Services Inc. vs Robert O’Neill Spencer, Logan SPEEDING Brinda Anne Sillik, Pisgah Joel Miller, Woodbine Austin J. Schaben, Dunlap David Dean Stephens, Honey Creek Kenneth William Kline, Missouri Valley Duane Leroy Swanson, Logan VIOLATIONS Brandon Lee Fender, Logan, financial liability coverage Amber Dawn Vorthmann, Missouri Valley, failure to have valid license/permit Catherine Maxine Ludwig, Woodbine, fol-

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lowing too close Stacy C. Collier, Missouri Valley, failure to maintain control Christopher Troy Coberly, Woodbine, presence of alcohol Michael Neal Livingston, Missouri Valley, dark window/windshield Ricky Newton, Woodbine, Woodbine, dark window/windshield Korie Rockwell, Missouri Valley, fail to maintain control James J. Kirk, Dunlap, failure to maintain safety belts Shawn Andrew Stolley, Woodbine, open container

111. N. 2nd Ave. Logan, Iowa 51546 712-644-2665 Theresa M. Fulton, Missouri Valley, fail to yield DISTRICT COURT State of Iowa vs James John Riggle, theft in fourth degree. Deferred judgment. One year probation and $315 civil penalty. Ordered to enter into a plan of restitution and pay court costs. State of Iowa vs Nicholas W. Brambaugh, possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Deferred judgment. Supervised probation for two years and $750 civil penalty. Subject to chemical testing and DNA sampling.

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Congratulations to the Farm Bureau-Dean Koster/Logan-Magnolia Athlete of the Week! Joel Pixley Joel made the allconference team at the Western Valley Conference meet. This is the second year in a row that he has earned this award. He led his team to a third place finish at the meet. Nominate your Lo-Ma Athlete of the Week by noon each Monday by calling 712-644-2705 Mary Darling

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I sincerely want to thank all of my family and friends for helping me to make this campaign a success!! Whether you helped out by walking in a parade, letting me put signs on your property, going door to door, or offering encouragement. ALL of the support shown to me was truly appreciated. I look forward to serving as your next Harrison County Treasurer. Thank You, Renee King Paid for by Harrison County Republican Women

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Neighbors Lo-Ma to mix it up at lunch Students at Lo-Ma School will join more than two million others across the country to cross social and racial boundaries Nov. 9 as part of the ninth annual “Mix It Up at Lunch Day.” The event is designed to promote respect and understanding in schools. Mix It Up encourages students to sit with someone new in the lunchroom for just one day. More than 5,000 schools across the United States are expected to participate in the activity. Lo-Ma peer helpers and junior high leadership students hope this day will encourage students to cross group lines and meet new people.

New Angus members Kline Angus Farm, Logan, is a new member of the American Angus Association. The American Angus Association, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 19 million registered Angus. CORRECTION: Mallory Baber’s name was accidentally left off the list printed in last week’s paper, of seventh graders named to the straight “A” gold honor roll for the first quarter.

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Merril and Loie McElwain, of Woodbine, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, Nov. 19. The family is planning a card shower in their honor. They reside at 41 Sixth St., Woodbine, IA 51579. The couple has six children: David and Karen McElwain, Wayne, Neb., (now in Jishou, China); Dan and Jan McElwain,

Merril and Loie McElwain Harlan; Barbara and Steve Sturgeon., Overland Park, Kan.; Dennis and Michelle McElwain, Sioux City; Douglas McElwain, Omaha, Neb.; and Dana and Carol McElwain, Ft. Collins, Colo. The McElwains have 12 grandchildren and stepgrand children and eight step-great-grandchildren. Merril is a retired welder

at Paxton Vierling Steel, Omaha, Neb. He continued to work in his shop until recently. Loie was a music teacher in the Logan, Woodbine and Dunlap schools. She continues to give private lessons. Merrill McElwain and Loie Ehlert were married, Nov. 19, 1950 at the Methodist Church in Woodbine.

Crossroads hosts Halloween fundraiser Oct. 30, Crossroads of Western Iowa hosted a bowling fundraiser to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities and chronic mental illness, at Tamarack Lanes in Missouri Valley. All proceeds collected go directly to benefit individuals served at Crossroads of Western Iowa. With 74 people in attendance, the event raised $650 total (gross), helping to achieve Crossroad’s goal of creating

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Family adoption program open for the holidays West Central Community Action and the Logan VFW Ladies Auxiliary 6256 are asking for help with the 2010 Christmas Adoption Program for Harrison County. Families who are not adopted, will receive gift certificates from the monetary donations received. Please contact Amy at 712-644-3388 to adopt a family or make a donation. Make checks payable to: Harrison Co. Christmas Adoption Fund and mail to: West Central Community Action., Attn: Amy, 107 N. Fourth Ave., Ste. 7, Logan, IA, 51546. Arrangements must be made to bring adopted family gifts between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 15 to the west entrance of Logan City Hall, at 108 W. Fourth St., Logan. Due to the venue, please do not bring perishable food items. Gift certificates for groceries are acceptable. The following families are currently available for adoption. 1. One girl, 12 years 2. Couple; two boys, 8 and 12 years 3. Woman 4. Elderly woman 5. Elderly couple 6. Elderly man 7. Elderly woman 8. Elderly woman; two disabled adult children, girl, 30 years, boy, 23 years 9. Elderly woman 10. Couple; girl 20 years,

boy 6 years 11. Woman 12. Elderly woman 13. One boy, 16 years 14. Single mom; one girl, 16 years; one boy, 6 years 15. Disabled man; one boy 20 years 16. Single mom; one girl, 20 years; one boy, 16 years 19. Couple; one boy, 11 years; one girl, 15 years 21. Couple; 3 boys, 13, 14 and 19 years 23. One boy, 17 months 24. Couple; two boys, 8 and 11 years; one girl, 5 years 25. Single mom; one boy, 8 years; two girls, 14 and 18 years 26. Elderly woman; single mom; one girl, 16 years; one boy, 18 years 27. Couple; two girls, 8 and 16 years 28. Single mom; one boy, 4 years; one girl, 2 years 29. Elderly couple 30. One girl, 7 years; one boy, 4 years 31. Two boys, 4 and 8 years; one girl, 7 years

Arbor Day gifts Gary Weldon show at Westmont for the holidays Entertainer Gary Weldon will bring his musical show to Westmont Care Center at 7 p.m., Nov. 11. Weldon’s show features songs from the

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Vote in KIWANIS INSTALLATION AAUW meeting diabetes to be held at camp Welcome Center contest November is American Diabetes Month and Camp Hertko Hollow for children with diabetes is competing in the Pepsi! Refresh Everything Grant Project for $50,000 to fund camperships. You can vote daily in November for Camp Hertko at; vote on Facebook via the Pepsi Refresh Project application. This year’s goal is to sponsor 300 plus camperships for diabetic children in Iowa. Camp Hertko Hollow is asking for $50,000 in grant, enough for 66 full camperships at $750 each. An actual campership costs $1,000. Voting in the contest will end Nov. 31. For voting status updates you can visit

P.E.O. meets Chapter DP of the P.E.O. Sisterhood met at the home of Donna Barry Oct. 26. Ruth Heim served as co-hostess. President Charlotte Burbridge conducted the business meeting. Reports were given on the successful Cottey College event held recently for high school girls of Logan-Magnolia and others in Harrison County. The Nov. 16 meeting will be held at the home of Alice Christy. The program will be “Changes.”

Members of the American Association of University Women, Denison area branch, will learn about the Harrison County Welcome Center and Museum when they meet at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 13. Director Kathy Dirks Kiwanis Lt. Governor, Dennis Bell, left, conducted the installation of officers at the Logan plans to show two new films. One is information Kiwanis meeting Nov. 4. Pictured are Bell, secretary/treasurer Ed Gambs, president Clint on the Loess Hills and the McDonald and vice-president Matt Pitt. Photo: Mary Darling other addressed the history of the Lincoln Highway Association. Members will conduct a meeting followed by lunch at the 4th

Grant funds available The Loess Hills Alliance Economic Development Committee is releasing grant applications to help local organizations and businesses complete economic development projects throughout western Iowa’s Loess Hills region. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, for economic development projects that benefit one of, or all of the seven Loess Hills counties in western Iowa. $15,000 is available and will be awarded with the

minimum grant amount $1,000 and maximum of $5,000 for projects that will be completed by March 2012. Grant awards require a 50 percent match for funding received. Grant applications can be obtained by contacting the Western Iowa Tourism Region office at 712-6234232 or the Golden Hills Resource Conservation office at 712-482-3029. Grant applications will also be available on the following websites: m and Completed grant applications are due by Dec. 31 with awards to be announced March 2011. The Loess Hills Alliance Economic Development Committee is part of the Loess Hills Alliance organization that was formed by the Iowa Legislature in 2000 to foster protection, stewardship and economic development in the seven county Loess Hills region.

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Charleigh continues to work hard in third grade. She is doing a great job with her cursive writing.


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Fireworks donations Two Logan businesses, Logan Do It Best Hardware and Neil’s Water Conditioning, have made a yearly committment to donate $100 to the Logan Chamber of Commerce for the fireworks display. According to chamber president Jason Meyer, if enough businesses or individuals make a yearly commitment for a donation, the chamber will be able to continue the display for the next few years. If you would like to make an ongoing yearly pledge, contact Meyer at Logan Car Care.

Avenue Grill in Logan. All AAWU meetings are open to the public. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Mary Koenig, 712263-5701 or Susan Segebart, 712-674-3234. The American Association of University Women promotes education and equality for all women and girls, life-long education and positive social change. AAUW has local, state and national affiliation.

Best costume winners of the Lo-Ma junior high Halloween dance included in front from the left, Alix Lawson, Wayne Wakehouse, Nina Swanger, Noah Mitchell; middle, Sarah Riley, Luke Worley; back, Morgan Melby, Cole Royer, Ally Wills, Dana Edney, Hannah Thomsen, Martha Sherwood. Photo: Nikki Allen

Crossroads bowling fundriaser Crossroads of Western Iowa will host a bowling fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 13 at Regal Lanes in Council Buffs. All proceeds go directly to benefit individuals served at Crossroads of Western Iowa. Costs are $10 per person or $5 per

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Use “ Open Enrollment” to Help Meet Financial Goals November is a popular month for “open enrollment” — that time when you can choose from the options offered in your employer’s benefits package. By making the right moves in some key areas — such as your 401(k) and life insurance — you can help protect your family and boost your progress toward your long-term financial goals. Let’s consider your 401(k) first. If you haven’t taken part in your 401(k) plan, you need to review the benefits of this excellent retirement-savings vehicle. First, you contribute pre-tax dollars to your 401(k), so the more you put in, the lower your adjusted gross income — and the lower your annual tax bill. Also, your 401(k) earnings accumulate on a tax-deferred basis. Furthermore, your employer may offer a matching contribution, and if you’re not participating in your plan or not putting in enough to earn the match, you’re essentially leaving money “on the table.” So, if you’re not already investing in your 401(k), now is the time to get started. And if you’ve already been putting money in your 401(k), you may want to use the open enrollment period to increase your contributions or to rebalance your investment choices in response to changes in investment performance or in your goals or risk tolerance. Of course, depending on your

plan, you may also be able to make changes in your 401(k) at other times in the year. During open enrollment, you’ll also want to look at your insurance choices. Your employer may offer a certain amount of life insurance, and possibly disability insurance, at no cost. Clearly, this coverage can be beneficial — but is it enough to meet your family’s needs? To answer this question, you’ll need to review at least three key areas of your family’s finances: • Debts — Try to calculate your overall debt load — mortgage, car payments, credit cards and so on. • Education — If you are planning on helping your children pay for college, try to estimate these costs. Keep in mind the considerable differences in expenses between colleges: public versus private and instate versus out-of-state. Keep in mind that college costs have been rising faster than the overall cost of living. • Income replacement — Try to determine about how much of your income would need to be replaced for your family to maintain its current lifestyle. Once you’ve made these types of calculations, you’ll be in a better position to know if the life and disability coverage offered by your employer is

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Obituaries LOIS ERIXON Lois M. Erixon, 81, of Council Bluffs, passed away Nov. 1 at Vi c t o r i a Gardens in Bellevue, Neb. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 4 at Epworth United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Boomershine officiating. Interment was at Ridgewood Cemetery. A lunch followed at the church. Lois was born March 1, 1929 in Blencoe to Clifford and Mary (Griffis) Meeker. She graduated from Modale High School in 1949. Lois married Walter Erixon Sept. 28, 1952 in Modale. They made their home in Council Bluffs for many years. Lois was a supervisor for Woodmen of the World for 39 years

retiring in 1933. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Erixon in 1995; sisters, Margaret Kinsella and Maryann Farnsworth; brothers, Merle, Larry and Dale Meeker. She is survived by sisters, Darlene (Kenneth) Forsen of Herman, Neb., Wilma (Gary) Nodean of Bloomington, Minn., Barbara Meeker of Council Bluffs, Donna (Al) Zywiec of Silver Creek, Neb; brothers, Clayton (Diane) Meeker of Council Bluffs, Dwight Meeker of Herman, Neb., Ron (Glenda) Meeker of Woodbine; many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be offered to Epworth Methodist Church. Cutler-O’Neill-MeyerWoodring Bayliss Park Chapel 545 Willow Ave. Council Bluffs, IA 712-322-0293

KEN NIELSEN Ken L. Nielsen, 47, of Logan, passed away Oct. 31 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Nov. 6 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur, Neb. He is survived by his father, Karl Nielsen of LaVista, Neb.; brother, Jeff Nielsen of Omaha, Neb.; sister, Melissa Dunn of Dow City; half brother, Kayle Nielsen of Omaha, Neb.; nieces, nephews and many friends. Ken was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Nielsen. Memorials are suggested to the family. Pelan Funeral Services P.O. Box 203 Tekamah, NE 68061 402-374-1551

MARIFRANCES STUEVE Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at F o u t s Funeral Home in Woodbine. Elder Noel Sherer officiated. Musicians were Loie McElwain and Sue


Benedickt with selections “Amazing Grace, “Rock of Ages” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” Pall bearers were Dan Fay, Alex Quick, Austin Quick, Bill Hornbeck, Tim Hornbeck and Ed Stueve. Marifrances Clarabelle (Keller) Stueve was born Feb. 22, 1929, to Al and Mary (Skelton) Keller in Loveland. She died on Nov. 5, 2010, at Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine at the age of 81 years, eight months and 14 days. Marifrances was raised near Missouri Valley and attended school there, graduating in 1947. She completed Commercial Extension School after graduation. Marifrances married Bobbie Stueve on Sept. 29, 1948. The couple lived near DeSota Bend for three years before moving to near Woodbine in 1952; farming there until their retirement. The couple continued to reside on the farmstead south of Woodbine. Marifrances loved spending time with her family and friends and was a wonderful hostess. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, playing games and entertaining. She was known as a fantastic cook and was famous for her caramel rolls. Marifrances and Bob were

founding members of the Circle 8 square dance club and held various offices and danced with the group for over 30 years. Bob and Marifrances traveled all over the world and met many lifelong friends on their trips and spent many summer vacations fishing in Minnesota. Marifrances was a Weight Watcher group leader for five years in Missouri Valley. She also volunteered as a 4-H leader and belonged to a neighborhood ladies club. Marifrances was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Henery (Eva) Keller; sister, Mabel (Foreman) Boecken; and sister, Shirley (Keller) Peco. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bob Stueve of Woodbine; her twins, son Jerry Stueve and his wife Mary, of Logan; daughter Sherry and husband Dennis Fay, of Amherst, Wis.; grandson, Daniel Fay and wife Heather; three granddaughters, Erin Fay, Sarah Stueve, and Jennifer Stueve; and many other relatives and friends. Final resting place was Woodbine Cemetery in Woodbine. Fouts Funeral Home 501 Normal St. • Woodbine Ph: 712-647-2221

The ballots were counted for the “People’s Choice Award,” at the Moorhead Cultural Center’s, “Celebrate the Hills,” and first time exhibitor, Lynn Woolridge of Sioux City, received the most votes for her “Left Behind.” Chere’ Fox O’Reilly chose long-time exhibitor Sue Cutler’s colored pencil “Robins at the Fountain” for the Judge’s Award. The sponsors this year were Blencoe State Bank, Stangel Phramacy, Vaughn Foods and Moorhead State Bank.

Meal site menu Nov. 11: Pork loin in gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed baby beets, Oroweat bread, birthday cake. Nov. 12: Country fried steak with country gravy, half baked sweet potato, mixed vegetables, blueberry bread, pears in lime Jello. Nov. 15: Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, cheesy whip potatoes, Brussels sprouts, fiber bread, oatmeal raisin cookie. Nov. 16: Ham shanks in scalloped potatoes, cinnamon apples, corn bread, tapioca pudding.

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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

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

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


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.

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, 9:00 a.m. PERSIA ST. JOHN’S

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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.

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PISGAH COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Pastor Terry McHugh Co-Pastor Ralph Hussing Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mondamin Pastor Jim Young Sunday School, 10:30a.m. Sunday Worship, 9:45 a.m. THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Little Sioux Pastor Jim Young Sunday Worship, 8:45 a.m. Fellowship Hour, 9:30 United Methodist Women, 3rd Wednesday Every Month LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH Logan Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m. and Sunday night 6:30

p.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Missouri Valley 642-2538 Rev. Barbara Todd Adult Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:00 a.m. Sunday School, 11:15 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Logan Pastor Jerald Firby 644-2384 • 642-2842 Sunday Worship, 9:00 a.m. Fellowship: 10:00 10:15 a.m. Sun. School, 10:15 11:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study: 10:15 0 11:00 a.m. LOGAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Jack D. Hofmockel Worship, 10:00 a.m. Contemp. Sun. School, 10:15 a.m. NEW LIFE CHURCH Logan Comm. Center Pastor Stan Udd 642-9363 Kids/Adult Classes 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

Eby Drug Store 3 Generations of Pharmacists 644-2160 Logan

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MOSAIC “A life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities” Serving Western Iowa since 1988 217 E. 7th Street

LUTHERAN CHURCH Rev. Dale Jenson Sunday Worship, 8:30 a.m. Communion, Every 1st Sunday


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Julia Oliver (Ethel), Sydney Pickle (Fairy May), Catherine Beall From the left, Joel Pixley (Titus), Lauren Davies (Lily Belle), Alex Knauss Sydney Pickle, left, as Fairy May and Daniel (Florence), Everette Darnell (Hannibal) and Chelsea Mayer (Miss (Samantha) and Parker Bolte (Dr. Emmett). The play was directed by Norton as Jeffrey in a scene from the play Wilhelmina) in a scene from the play. Photos: Mary Darling Nancy Voggesser. presented Nov. 5 and 6 at Lo-Ma.

Panthers silence DMC Lions in second round playoff win 41-7 Nancy Voggesser For the Herald-Observer

The Logan-Magnolia Panthers football team traveled the long road to Johnston, Nov. 1, to take on the Des Moines Christian Lions in the second round of football playoffs. With two team busses, a pep bus and a convoy of fans making the trip, the Panthers extended their 2010 playoff run with a win of 41-7. The Lions started the game on offense in a drive that featured their quick running game. A pass took them into the red zone. Backed up on a fourth-andfour, the Lions attempted a field goal, but it was unsuccessful. The Panthers followed suit on their first offensive drive by primarily keeping the ball on the ground, relying on Dominic Snyder, Marrick Loftus and Evan Mikels to run the ball. The Panther drive netted the Panthers 86 yards, six first downs and, with 1:09 left in the first quarter, seven points courtesy of a twoyard run by Snyder and a good extra point by Levi Ettleman. Des Moines Christian

came back on offense from their own 45-yard line. After a quick first down, the Lions took to the air, only to have the pass intercepted by Ettleman to end the first quarter. The Panthers got moving quickly in their next drive from their own 45. Snyder gained 15 yards on his first carry, and two plays later, with 9:44 left in the first half, broke free to run the ball 30-yards into the end zone. Ettleman’s kick was blocked which made the score 13-0. The Lions earned two, quick first downs in their next drive. When they decided, however, to go for it on a fourth and three, the strong Panthers defensive line stuffed the runner at the line of scrimmage to get the ball back on downs at the 41-yard line. We always hear the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” which worked wonders again for the Panthers. Using Loftus, Snyder, Mikels and Zach Hatcher to steadily run the ball downfield, the Panthers had one final score before the end of the first half. With 1:57 left in the half, Snyder again took hold of the football and ran straight across the goal line

The Lo-Ma Panther football team celebrates the win after the huddle with head coach Matt Straight. Photo: Angela Winther on an eight yard run. Snyder followed his touchdown with a two-point conversion to end scoring for the half at 21-0, Lo-Ma. The second half of the game mirrored the first half in that both teams moved the football primarily by rushing plays. The Panthers started on offense and, after taking almost seven minutes off the game

The Des Moines Christian ball carrier is brought down by Snyder, Sodders, Hutson and Charbonneau. Photo: Angela Winther

Dillon Miller brings down Des Moines Christian quarterback Austin Stubbs. Photo: Angela Winther

clock, Snyder again sprinted 15-yards for the touchdown. Mikels got the call to attempt the extra point, which was good to make the score 28-0. Five minutes later the Panthers would attempt their second pass of the night, getting a 50-yard touchdown pass from Nate Fender to Ettleman as the clock hit 0:00. Mikels’ kick

was good to make the score 35-0. The fourth quarter started off with a bang as Snyder once again put six points on the board with 9:47 left in the game with a 20-yard run. The extra point attempt failed this time to end the Panther scoring for the night. With the junior varsity team in at both offense and

defense, the Lions took advantage of the opportunity and, with just seven seconds left in the game, finally got on the scoreboard. Quarterback Stubbs, whose scrambling saved many plays throughout the game, ran in for an 11-yard touchdown. The following extra point attempt was good to end the game’s scoring at 41-7, Lo-Ma.

Classifieds FOR RENT FOR RENT: House, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1260 sq. ft., 1 car detached garage, w i t h 2005/washer/dryer. $600 per month. Deposit and Reference Required, no pets. Call Mindy @ 712-592-1127. FOR RENT: Very nice upstairs 2 bedroom apt. in Logan.

No children or pets. Available now. 712644-3297. FOR RENT: 3 BR house in Logan, 2 car garage, includes appliances for $750 per month. Deposit, credit check and reference required. No Pets, No Smoking. If interested call Tedd or Jess at 712-6442536 or 402-2903255.

FOR RENT: In Logan, 2 bedroom apt., references, deposit required. Call 642-2007 or 712-420-2252. FOR RENT: Apartment, Logan, 2 bed ground floor, utilties included, heat and cooling, water, electric, mowing, and snow removal, off street parking, no pets $550 per month, call 402-6396106.

HELP WANTED City Clerk/Administrator, computer, accounting & excellent communication and people skills required. Complete job description available at City Hall. For an application form, please send resume to: Deadline for Applications 11-19-10 Nedra Fliehe, City Clerk/Administrator, City of Logan 108 W. 4th St.- P. O. Box 127-Logan, IA 51546 For Further Information call 712-644-2425 Fax # 712-644-2414 EOE

HELP WANTED: Full-time Public Works Superintendent for the City of Modale. Prior to applying, must have a Class B CDL license, and high school diploma or GED. Additional requirements would be the ability to pass physical and drug screening and to attend and pass classes to obtain a Grade II water license and a Grade I waste water license withint first year of employment. Contact the City Clerk at phone 645-2601 or fax resume to 645-9411 to be considered for interview. Resumes will be accepted through end of day on November 17th.

FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION Sat., November 13, 2010 11 a.m. Estimated Selling Time is one Hour Sale Location: 1632 Spokane, Ave., Woodbine, IA Directions: 3 miles NE of (John Deere Store) Woodbine, IA, watch for sale signs on U.S. Hwy 30. Auctioneers Note: Please be prompt at 11 a.m., estimated selling time is only 1 hour Combines: IH 1460 w/JD 643 corn head & adaptor plate, sold separate; IH 1440 combine (parts only); IH 820 13’ platform. Tractors: IH 1086 Cab, air, duals, wts; IH 1066 w/cab & duals; Farmall F-20 (salvage) Trucks: Ford F600 farm truck w/16’ box & hoist. Equipment: Westendorf WL42 loader (IH mts).; JD 7000 6-row planter w/coulters; Kewanee 20’ 1020 disc w/harrow; JD 230 20’ disc; 3 gravity flow wagons, small truck auger w/gas motor; Alloway 50’ auger; Koyker Super 85C 52’ auger; small boat trailer, sweep auger; implement tires; several ton of old iron & salvage vehicles; Pulan 300 riding mower(parts) Shop Tools: Miller 225 welder; large end wrenches; Lincoln power grease gun (new); battery chargers; tractor chains; Craftsman sockets & tools; Sanborn portable air comp.; 24v impact; grinders & drills; floor jack; Lincoln welder; small torch; alum. jack, chain saw, air tanks.


Randy Pryor Broker & Auctioneer Cell: (712) 644-7610 Office: (712) 647-2741 428 Walker St., • Woodbine, IA 51579

FOUND FOUND: Running board. Red, fiberglass. Claim at The Twiner office.

FOR SALE FOR SALE: High Efficiency Classic Outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler, dual fuel ready models and 25 year warranty available. Call RDC Truck Repair Inc. Today

712-647-2407. FOR SALE: Alto Saxophone, 712216-0457. FOR SALE: 5 bdrm, 3 bth house 2 car detached garage, fenced yd for rent near pool in Logan, IA $1,350 mth. Available Dec. 1 206310-8474 OWL FOR SALE: 7x57 Al MarkC bar and action with Zeiss s c o p e . EncThProHunter NEW w/257 Rob bar available. Custom 257 Rob Al 700 Rem with Leop-Scope and Mark C bar and smithing. 308-4404773. MCAN CARD OF THANKS CARD OF THANKS: We would like to thank family, friends, and neighbors for cards, phone calls, visits, food, flowers and memorial gifts.

CITY CLERK: The City of LIttle Sioux is accepting applications for city clerk. Reports to mayor and city council. Responsible for all financial and reporting activities of the city, including, but not limited to: accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, financial reports, council meeting preparation and minutes record retention, public hearings, notifications, budgeting, ordinances, resolutions and general office management. Requirements: excellent public relations, ability to work independently, twoyear business degree or equivalent experience, and computer skills. EOE. Send letter of application, resume and references no later than November 22, 2010 to: City of Little Sioux, Attn: Clerk Position, 407 1st Street, Little Sioux, IA 51545.

STATEWIDES B U S I N E S S OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS FOR SALE!! Established for 3 years. Will Train. Nets 100K Can operate from anywhere. $4400 down. Call Jerry 1800-418-8250.

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.


Parking Over 300 talented Exhibitors. A Fantastic Shopping Event. (INCN) COMING DECEMBER 1st, Shop America By County™. The A f f o r d a b l e A d v e r t i s i n g Alternative! Check us out at We mean business! (INCN) NEW Norwood S A W M I L L S LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34inches diameter, mills boards 28inches wide. Automated quickcycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%! www.NorwoodSawm 1800-661-7746 Ext 300N (INCN) HELP WANTEDGOVERNMENT The City of Winterset is accepting applications for a Police Officer ILA certification is preferred. For an application packet, contact: Winterset Police Department, P.O. Box 517, Winterset Iowa 50273, 515-4621423. (INCN)

Did you know that at the last 2 hair shows I have been at they are using all these 4 letter words? They think because they are “platform artists” or “master educators” they can use such language. The four letter words they keep using are..... Are you ready? BODY - PERM even they say BROW - They are all back this winter and here to stay. 20% OFF all flat irons - blow dryers - travel irons and curling brushes from now until Christmas.

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Corner of Windom and Huron Street, Missouri Valley, Iowa 1 block north of Erie (main street) or 1 block East of pool This is a partial listing as many items were boxed day of listing. Many small antiques on this sale.

Rex Gochenour 642-3370 Craig Gochenour 712-256-4897

(INCN) Sell your Independent Life Insurance Practice for TOP DOLLAR! Contact Jonas Everett 800-3836590 for more details. (INCN) ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENTS ANTIQUE SPECT A C U L A R , November 19th21tst, Mid-America Center, One Arena Way/off I-80 & I-29. Friday 5-9; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 11-4. Adm. $6. FREE P a r k i n g . AntiqueSpectacular. com (INCN) Iowa’s Largest Arts & Crafts Show: November 19-21, Varied Industries Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa Fri. 59, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 104 Adm. just $6. Free

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Special thanks to Noel Sherer, Jason Sherer, the Rose Vista Staff, the Myrtue Medical Center Hospice, Fouts Funeral Home, Stanley and Rosie Ambrose, Marc and Judy Ambrose and Nathan, Zach and Justin Ambrose for all your help and always being there. Family of Floyd Hein, Twyla Hein, Kristin and George Ford and family, Irene and Gene McGinn and family.


Davenport, Singer treadle sewing machine, twin bed iron frame, wood rocker/wall mirror, hat boxes/tin cans, antique glassware, salt & pepper shakers, glasses/dishes, sewing supplies/patterns/material, cigar boxes/hats, brass floor lamps, kerosene lantern, several sets of dishes, pots & pans/baking dishes, standard oil thermometer, ice cream chair, antique kitchen cabinet w/glass top doors, antique kitchen w/porcelain top and bread box, dorm refrigerator, 2 sharpening stone wheels, Chicken feeders/bug zapper, antique scooping gate, hydrant pump, buckboard seat, small walk thru farm gate, hay grapple for barn, large wood barn doors, horse hames, wood berry baskets, cream cans, wood nail kegs & crates, DX 5 gallon oil can, post hole digger/oil cans, old license plates, 10 pound mall

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DAYCARE OPENING In Woodbine. Registered. Reasonable Rates and Hours. Please call Jennifer (712) 592-0353.

421 E. Erie, Missouri Valley, IA For information on all area listings go to:




NEW LISTING! 2525 Hwy. 127

2011 Perry Trail

3bed, 2 bth, 1,600 sf 1 acre, 4 car gar.

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Woodbine $219,000




bdrms, 2 bths, 1,274 sf 36x56’ mechanics dream shop!

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Legals NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROJECT TO BE LOCATED IN A FLOODPLAIN OR WETLANDS Publication Date: November 10, 2010. The City of Pisgah is proposing to conduct a wastewater treatment system construction project, to be funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds received through the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED). The City of Pisgah has determined that this proposed project lies in a floodplain/wetland (or will impact a floodplain or wetlands) and thus is publishing this notice in compliance with Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 and the Floodplain Management Wetlands Protection Guidelines adopted by the Water Resources Council. This proposed project is located inside the corporate limits of Pisgah, adjacent to the existing wastewater lagoons, south of Jackson Street. The City of Pisgah has additional information available on this project, which can be reviewed at Southwest Iowa Planning Council, 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, IA 50022. Interested persons may also call John McCurdy at 1-866-279-4720 for additional information about this proposed project. The City of Pisgah is now considering potential alternative sites, potential flood impact on the proposed project, and potential mitigation to minimize flood hazard or wetlands impact. Written comments on this proposed project are invited and should be submitted by November 25, 2010 to Southwest Iowa Planning Council, 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, IA 50022. All such comments will be taken into account by the City of Pisgah prior to its decision on the proposed project. Darlene Hammack, City Clerk P.O. Box 217

Pisgah, IA 51564 46-1

CITY OF LOGAN REVENUE OCTOBER 2010 Building Permits ..................$90.00 Beer permit ...........................75.00 Cigarette Permits ..................56.25 Rent for Comm. Center.......270.00 Court Fines .........................940.60 Interest ..................................12.64 FEMA ..................................928.72 Fines Police.........................125.00 Franchise Fees ..............13,010.04 Fuel Tax Refund..................283.10 Insurance Settlement .......2,618.26 Landfill Chages ................2,853.43 Local Option Tax ..............6,921.28 Misc. Income Police ................5.00 Office Reimburse ....................5.94 Pet License ...........................60.00 Property Taxes .............205,328.47 Sewer Rental .................21,082.14 STEP Grant......................2,178.30 Street Road Use ............10,951.55 Street Repairs .....................364.32 Swim Concessions..................1.00 Water Sales ...................25,445.40 Water Deposits ...................700.00 TOTAL REVENUE RECEIVED BY CITY.....................294,307.44 TRANSFERS ...................2,776.21 TOTAL REVENUE AND TRANSFERS ............297,083.65 LIBRARY REVENUE FROM CITY/COUNTY ...........10,415.42 LIBRARY FINES/MEMORIALS/ GIFTS ................................16.00 LIBRARY TOTAL ............10,431.42 TOTAL CITY & LIBRARY REV. & TRANSF........307,515.07 46-1

PISGAH CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS November 3, 2010 Mayor Donald Clark called Pisgah City Council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on November 3, 2010. Roll call showed council members Rick Dilley, Sherrie

Sherer, Annie Freihage and Heather Freihage present. Council member Peggy Hussing absent. Staff present: city clerk Darlene Hammack and maintenance Rod Holben. Visitors present were, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Perry, Joy Carson and Drew McWilliams. Motion by Sherry to approve the agenda. Seconded by Heather. All yeas. Motion carried. Motion by Annie to approve the minutes and bills. Seconded by Rick. All yeas. Motion carried. Maintenance report: Snow fence has been placed in the city park to try to keep Park Street from drifting this winter. Two leaks have been fixed: old Ford garage and Mike Leonard’s. Meter pit installed at the Community of Christ. Snow tires are on the city truck. Red requested a load of rock. This was approved. Steve Perry was present to update the council on the lagoon project. Archeology report and flood plain permits has been approved. Bid will be in 30 to 60 days with a spring start date. John McCurdy will ask for an IDED grant extension. With no questions from the council, Steve Perry and his wife left the meeting. Joy was present to ask if snow fencing could be placed north of the senior housing. Council said that was the senior housing committees responsibility. Sherry Sherer stated that the PROG received a grant for siding, deep freeze and refrigerator. Drew McWilliams was present for a building permit for an addition to his garage. Motion by Annie to approve building permit. Seconded by Sherry. All yeas. Motion carried. Financial report: Motion to approve by Heather. Seconded by Dilley. All yeas. Motion carried. Clerk updated the council on the new FEMA rules. Anyone building in Pisgah will have to fill out a flood plain development application permit. This will be sent to the state and

they will determine if the structure can be built. Someone needs to be in charge of the factions for the city. Council appointed Rodney Holben for this faction. Motion to adjourn by Rick. Seconded by Heather. All yeas. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. Donald Clark, Mayor Attest: Darlene Hammack, Clerk CLAIMS LHCC, gas ........................$380.75 IRS, fed wh. ........................849.87 Doris Woodward, cleaning ..100.00 Harr. Co. Landfill, landfill Fee...................................628.00 IPERS, Ipers .......................401.98 C&H Hauling, garbage pickup Fees..............................1,054.50 Iowa Telecom, 3 phones .....359.45 MidAmerica, electricity........829.11 Darlene Hammack, salary ..869.21 Rodney Holben, salary ....1,815.92 Siouxland Dist. Hth., lab Fees...................................13.00 Treas. State of IA, sales Tax ...................................172.00 Bonsalls, batteries/hand Radio .................................90.00 Bank of the West, fees..........15.60 Carl Beers, water deposit Refund ...............................50.00 Trent Hall, water deposit Refund ...............................50.00 Mart Pruitt, water deposit Refund ...............................50.00 Wayne Manufacturing Co., Christmas bulbs.................53.24 HACH, powder pillows ........127.05 Olmsted & Perry, lagoon final Design..............................720.00 Olmsted & Perry, lift station Project...........................3,235.00 Vicki Carson, cleaning ........230.87 Rodney Holben, postage ........2.24 Steve Hammack, put up snow Fence/move tables.............40.00 Stumps Repair, tires/pickup 664.00 Meyer Enterprises, 2 water Leasks/install meter pit .2,625.00 TOTAL ............................15,486.15 CITY OF PISGAH REVENUE

RECEIVED IN OCTOBER 2010 Garbage .........................$1,836.00 General ..........................20,738.75 RUT.....................................637.21 Sewer ...............................4,409.93 Water................................2,509.20 TOTAL ..........................$30,131.09 46-1

Judgment Amount, $108.020.47; Costs, $385.10; Accruing costs, $1300.27 plus Sheriff; Interest, 6.0% from 12-22-09 on $104,632.37; Date, Aug. 11, 2010; Sheriff, Patrick Sears; Attorney, Gregory J. Kreitner. 46-2

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA HARRISON COUNTY IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028765 Special Execution PLAINTIFF CITIMORTGAGE, INC. VS. DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) KATRINA HARGENS, 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 defendant(s) real estate to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: LOT ONE (1), VALLEY VIEW SUBDIVISION, LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (NW1/4SW1/4) AND THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4NW1/4) OF SECTION TEN (10) TOWNSHIP SEVENTY-EIGHT (78) NORTH, RANGE FORTYFOUR (44) WEST OF THE 5TH

PUBLIC NOTICE The Harrison County Planning and Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. in the Engineer’s building located at 301 N. 6th Ave., in Logan, Iowa. The

P.M., HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA. LOCAL ADDRESS: 3017 W. VIEW CIRCLE, MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, Dec. 3, 2010; Time of Sale, 10:30 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. This sale not subject to redemption.

purpose of the hearing is to review the Zoning Map Amendment 11-110 submitted by Roger and Kellie Barry. The amendment will change 2.31 acres from A-1 Agricultural to R-1 Rural Residential. The property is located in part of the SE1/4SW1/4 of Section 15, Township 80 North and Range 42 West. The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the same day at 10:00 a.m. 461

PUBLIC NOTICE The Harrison County Planning and Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. in the Engineer’s building located at 301 N. 6th Ave., in Logan, Iowa. The purpose of the hearing is to review the Zoning Map Amendment 11-210 submitted by Shawn and Summer Pieper. The amendment will change 2 acres from A-1 Agricultural to R-1 Rural Residential. The property is located in part of the NE1/4SE1/4 of Section 2, Township 81 North and Range 41 West. The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the same day at 10:00 a.m. 46-1................................................


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November 10, 2010

Downtown Logan’s Annual Shiverfest November 15 to Friday, November 19

5 Days of Shiverfest Specials Nov. 15 - 19th Stop in for our Drawings • Spend $20 - $200 - 1 draw • Spend $200 - $400 - 2 draws

“It’s a Family Affair” Jeff, Jason and Jeremy Meyer 118 West 7th * Logan

Prizes Are:

712-644-2281 LOGAN

Sponsored by the Logan Chamber of Commerce

3 Coupons for 5% OFF any repair up to $50.00 OFF

Stop in for our Grand Prize Drawing - $50 Logan Super Foods Gift Certificate

18 Prizes to be given away Friday, Nov. 19 • 10 Turkeys • 5 Saucer Sleds • 2 Med. Runner Sleds • 1 Large Runner Sled

Many more prize drawings all day Friday, November 19th

644-2280 403 E. 6th St. Logan, IA

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(Friday, Nov. 19 Only) Come in and register for Shiverfest Drawing Starting Nov. 15th. Also in store free drawing on Nov. 19th Only. Grand Prize $100 gift certificate

Purchase $20.00 at any of these Merchants and enter to Win

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Shiverfest Special Nov. 15 - 19th ALL Duracell Batteries 2 for 1 Sale Examples:

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20 Pack AA - $8.99 • Now 40 for $8.99 for your Nov. 4 Pack D - $5.99 • Now 8 for $5.99 Sales Flyer Perfect for The Holidays! LOGAN HOURS: M-F 7:30 - 6:00 p.m. 644-3298 219 E. 7th Sat. 7:30 - 4:00 p.m.

See retailer’s ad for more details.

Logan Chamber Invites You Friday Evening November 19

Stop in and draw for a Free Turkey (with a minimum $20.00 purchase) Register Monday, Nov. 15 - Friday, Nov. 19 to win one of two $25.00 Gift Certificates. Drawing held Fri., Nov. 19 in the Park

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Miss Carrie’s Dance Studio Logan, Iowa

SOUP SUPPER Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop #85 Starting at 5:00 p.m.


“A Charlie Brown Christmas” A Holiday Dance Recital Show at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 18 Logan-Magnolia School Auditorium $5.00 Admission For Information 402-740-4073

Visit with Santa

This is your Healthcare Logan Clinic

For all your healthcare needs

122 West 8th Street


REASON FOR THE SEASON Nativities & Christmas Trees

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.


4th Ave. Mall

Nov. 7 - Jan. 30, 2011

“IN PERFORMANCE” Jay Randall.........Sun., Dec. 5, 2010 - 1:30 p.m. Glory Team.........Sun., Jan. 16, 2011 - 1:30 p.m. *All Performances $10.00 each or $8 with Food Pantry Donation

Announcement of Prize Winners

Museum of Religious Arts

In the Park 6:30 p.m.

2697 Niagara Trail, Logan, Highway 30

107 N. 4th Ave. Ste 3 712-644-2705

Logan, IA

Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Park Right After Announcements

Logan 11-10-2010  

SEE ELECTION Page 2 Mary Darling Mary Darling Mary Darling The Mondamin American Legion Fish and Chicken Fry will be held from 4:30 to 6:30...

Logan 11-10-2010  

SEE ELECTION Page 2 Mary Darling Mary Darling Mary Darling The Mondamin American Legion Fish and Chicken Fry will be held from 4:30 to 6:30...